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Undergraduate Studies Catalog 2001-2003

Interdisciplinary Arts Course Offerings

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NOTE: For information on these courses contact the Dean of the School of Arts and Performance (585) 395-2350.

Interdisciplinary Arts Courses

IDA 201 Arts and Human Expression (A,F). Studies the arts as a means of human expression, and analyzes aesthetic, ethical, and moral values expressed in the arts to signify human destiny. Approaches from the interdisciplinary perspective, and includes art, dance, music, and theatre. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

IDA 205 Arts and Creativity (A,P). Examines the nature of the creative process through a consideration of theories of creativity and a comparison of creative process in a variety of disciplines. Involves the student in experiences that demonstrate the fusion of mind, body, and emotion in artistic expression. Considers the nature of form, image, and idea in the arts. Team taught on a rotating basis by two faculty members. 3 Cr. Fall.

IDA 250 Women and the Arts (A,F,W). Explores the hidden history of women artists. Analyzes the characteristics of feminist movements, and studies the aesthetics of visual and performing arts created by women in various cultures. 3 Cr.

IDA 399 Independent Study in Fine Arts (A). Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Studies fine arts from an interdisciplinary approach or explores their relationship with other disciplines. To be defined in consultation with the instructor-sponsor and in accordance with the procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. 1-3 Cr.

IDA 410 Artistic Collaboration (A). Advanced students from Dance, Theatre, and Art work in small groups to create multidisciplinary projects. Sharing the techniques of their various art forms and under the guidance of an instructor from one of their disciplines, they examine themes for artistic improvisation culminating in a final performance project based on theme or image set by the instructor. 3 Cr.

IDA 430/530 Performance Art (A,J,W). Provides opportunities to experience the art of performance art as a means of human expression, and to analyze aesthetic, ethical, and moral values expressed therein. Incorporates visual art, costume art, music/song, dance/movement, and theater/ spoken work into a cohesive whole. This holistic interdisciplinary approach involves examining performance art from a theoretical, historical, and experiential basis, while integrating women's perspectives and contemporary issues. Students will be expected to push beyond the conventional artmaking standards to develop original solo and group performance artworks that will be performed in a variety of site-specific locations. 3 Cr.

IDA 490 Topics in Fine Arts (A). Covers topics related to arts and their inquiry based on interdisciplinary approaches. The exact nature of the topic and instructional methodology are defined by the instructor. 3 Cr.

IDA 499 Advanced Independent Study in Fine Arts (A). Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Studies fine arts from an inter disciplinary approach or explores their relationship with other disciplines. To be defined in consultation with the instructor-sponsor and in accordance with the procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. 1-3 Cr.