College of Arts and Sciences

First-Year Experience 2014-2015

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Integrated Fine Arts (IFA) Seminars

Fall Semester

ARTS 095B ~ Experimentation and Collaboration in the Arts
CRN: 94022

Instructor: Lynda Reeves McIntyre Professor of Art More . . .

Can a line provoke a dance or can music inform a painting? An active and participatory course rooted in the visual arts and movement, this class will examine the threads and messages that run through and among creative art forms. The course will be a lively combination of historical examination, active art making, and reflective critique. Lab fee $85.00.

Requirements Satisfied: one Fine Arts course
Meets: MW 8:30am-10:20 am

THE 095A ~ Audience and the Critical Eye
CRN: 93929

Instructor: Jeffrey Modereger Professor of Theatre More . . .

Theatre is a form of entertainment where the audience is as important as the actor and the script. In this class we, the audience, study the many facets of live performance by attending productions around the Burlington area. We consider how the play text has been translated into performance by analyzing the choices made by directors, actors, designers, and choreographers. We also consider the kinds of questions the performance asks: What ideas of the play are being communicated? How do those ideas express or connect with our time and place? Is the playwright, director, or choreographer trying to communicate a message, and how have the choices made in the production expressed that message? As the audience, together we engage with the makers of theatre and learn how we are affected by their work. By learning how to be educated audience members, we can better understand what art expects of us. $225.00 lab fee for attending productions.

Requirements Satisfied: one Fine Arts course
Meets: MW 4:05pm-5:20pm

Spring Semester

ENGS 053G ~ Introduction to Creative Writing

Instructor: TBD

If you have ever read a poem, short story, or play that sparked your interest in imaginative writing, then this course builds off that longing to pen such works of your own that are equally funny, moving, and exploratory of human existence. The aim of this course is to give you the foundational skills and habits to creatively write in multiple genres with hopes that you will begin a life-long journey of self-discovery and thoughtful expression. We write to order our experiences and imbue important moments and thoughts with meaning and permanence. However, it is necessary to apply the strategies of language and form so as to distinguish our lives and elevate our thoughts and observations to the realm of art. Through in-class writing exercises, plenty of reading and class discussion, this course begins your development as a creative writer. Who knows: some day you may be the Poet Laureate of the United States, a best-seller author whose work appears on the New York Times Bestseller, or the hot young playwright with a hit comedic play on Broadway. That journey begins with this course: Introduction to Creative Writing.

Requirements Satisfied: TBD
Meets: TBD

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