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Art and Performance Course Descriptions

AP 2335 The Creative Process (3 semester hours) Through discussions, readings, and media presentations of work by contemporary artists, thinkers, makers, and doers, students will begin to discover methods and approaches to the creative experience. This course may be taken only by majors other than Art and Performance and is intended for students without formal studio experience. (3-0) T
AP 2V71 Independent Study in Art and Performance (1-3 semester hours) Independent study under a faculty member's direction. Signature of instructor on proposed project outline required. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Consent of instructor required. ([1-3] -0) R
AP 3300 Elements of Art and Performance (3 semester hours) An analysis of the elements of space, time, image, text, and gesture as they relate to art making in the various visual and performing arts. These elements will also serve as a starting point from which students will investigate notions of creativity, expression, and aesthetics in a workshop setting. Explorations into what constitutes a work of art, and ways in which a work of art can be perceived and interpreted. This course is a requirement for all AP majors and should be taken prior to completing the first 12 hours of upper-division course work. It is normally offered only during the fall and spring semesters. Prerequisite: ARTS 1301 or AHST 1303 or AHST 1304 or AHST 2331 or DANC 1310 or DRAM 1310 or FILM 2332 or MUSI 1306. (3-0) S
AP 3344 Topics in Performance (3 semester hours) Investigations of the changing structures and methods of performance in theatre, dance, music, film/video, and the visual arts. Students will explore the "idea of art" that resides in works which exhibit no singular stylistic attributes and which cut across the traditional boundaries among media. Consideration will be given to the changing role of contemporary criticism that includes analyses outside the formalist tradition: semiotics, Marxism, phenomenology, feminism, and post structuralism. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisites: Upper-division standing, and completion of all lower-division requirements in AP and permission of the instructor. (3-0) R
AP 4370 Interdisciplinary Studies in Art and Performance (3 semester hours) Subject matter may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisites: Upper-division standing and completion of all lower-division requirements in AP and permission of the instructor. (3-0) R
AP 4399 Senior Honors in Art and Performance (3 semester hours) Intended for students conducting independent research for honors theses or projects. Signature of instructor on proposed project outline required. (3-0) R
AP 4V71 Independent Study in Art and Performance (1-3 semester hours) Independent study under a faculty member's direction. Signature of instructor on proposed project outline required. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisites: Upper-division standing and completion of all lower-division requirements in AP. Consent of instructor required. ([1-3]-0) R

Interdisciplinary Studies Courses Applicable to the Major in Art and Performance

ISAH 4V88 Special Interdisciplinary Topics in the Arts and Humanities, as approved by the instructor and Associate Dean. R