University Common Curriculum Course Offerings
UACC 101 Creative Practice 1.5 Credits
Creative Practices serves as an introduction to the broad range of contemporary professional activities in all of the disciplines available for study at UARTS. The course will emphasize the principles and ideas common to all contemporary art/design/media/performance - pointing toward the potentials inherent in the array of course listings offered in Collaborative Studio.
CRFB 227 Experimental Costume and Performance 3 Credits
The garment provides a tangible yet pliable boundary between the space of self and the space of the world. In this introductory fibers studio, students learn costume construction fundamentals (hand and machine sewing, millinery, flat pattern design, etc.) and explore the garment as a vehicle for personal expression. Students are encouraged to experiment with technique, and a variety of both traditional and unconventional materials are used. Concurrent with studio work, students are introduced to the cultural, political, social, historic, and aesthetic dimensions of costume as it relates to contemporary art. The semester concludes with a collaborative performance.
MACR 304 Image and Performance 3 Credits
For artists and performers of all disciplines. An intensive cross-disciplinary workshop in which the students create their own short performance works using fusions of video, animation, dance, motion, and sound to explore the interactions between visual media and the performing arts.
MMDI 141 Collaboration and Spontaneity 3 Credits
Through a series of exercises, class discussions, and readings, students explore what it means to work as part of a team. Students learn to develop environments in which the creative process is encouraged to unfold. The basic assumptions that affect the formation of collaborative groups, such as personal responsibility, authority relations, leadership issues, individual differences, competition, the development of norms, and the generation and uses of power, are experienced, explicated, and examined. Students work within this collaborative environment to explore the connections between spontaneous verbal and nonverbal communication.
UA 112 Interdisciplinary Collaboration 1 Credit
The focus of this course is on the PROCESS of creative collaboration rather than on the PRODUCT. Students work in their own area of specialization and may venture into other artistic disciplines as dictated by of the nature of the collaborative project they choose to create. All UArts majors are invited to participate in this student-driven course, with guest professor/artists from various disciplines.
UACC 201 Collaborative Studio 1.5 - 3 Credits
Collaborative Studio engages students in cross-disciplinary and collaborative processes, building links and connections across the disciplines. A variety of different delivery options is a preference, supporting the belief that varied courses and formats will reflect the diverse range of collaborative processes and intentions, pointing toward the potentials inherent in the array of course listings offered in Collaborative Studio.