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CCM's Fine Arts Elective Courses

Complete your elective requirements while learning about rock 'n roll, classic cinema or modern dance!

UC's College-Conservatory of Music offers dozens of different general studies and fine arts elective courses each semester. These credit-granting courses cover a wide range of topics and are open to all UC students!

View a complete list of course offerings below or view classes by discipline using the buttons to the right.

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ACTING FOR NON-MAJORS
FAM 1001 – 51232: (Monday/Wednesday 7:30-8:50 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
An introductory course in the craft of acting designed for university students interested in theatre performance. Students will work on unscripted material in group improvisations and scripted material in the presentation of monologues or scenes. Basic actor vocabulary common to all styles of performance will be taught.
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ACTING FOR NON-MAJORS
FAM 1001 – 51233: (Monday/Wednesday 6-7:20 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
An introductory course in the craft of acting designed for university students interested in theatre performance. Students will work on unscripted material in group improvisations and scripted material in the presentation of monologues or scenes. Basic actor vocabulary common to all styles of performance will be taught.
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ACTING FOR NON-MAJORS
FAM 1001 – 51234: (Monday/Wednesday 6-7:20 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
An introductory course in the craft of acting designed for university students interested in theatre performance. Students will work on unscripted material in group improvisations and scripted material in the presentation of monologues or scenes. Basic actor vocabulary common to all styles of performance will be taught.
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ACTING FOR NON-MAJORS
FAM 1001 – 51235: (Monday/Wednesday 4-5:20 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
An introductory course in the craft of acting designed for university students interested in theatre performance. Students will work on unscripted material in group improvisations and scripted material in the presentation of monologues or scenes. Basic actor vocabulary common to all styles of performance will be taught.
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ACTING FOR NON-MAJORS II GRADUATE
FAM 6002 – 51954: (Monday/Friday 9:50-11:10 a.m.)
A continuation of FAM6001, Acting for Non-Majors. This course will focus more on scripted material or more highly structured improvisatory situations than FAM6001. Students will continue to learn basic actor terminology, especially as it relates to the analysis of texts for character development. Emphasis will also continue to be placed on helping the novice actor perform with physical freedom and vocal ease. While FAM6001 is not a formal prerequisite for this course, past acting experience is highly recommended before taking this class.
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ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE BALLET FOR NON MAJORS
DNCE 2017 – 48956: (Tuesday/Thursday 2-3:20 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration
This course is intended for Musical Theatre students and non CCM majors with prior training in classical ballet at the advanced/intermediate level. It is repeatable and is offered each semester. The ballet class will consist of a traditional ballet barre followed by center practice and enchainement following the usual progression. A pre-existing knowledge of the ballet French terminology is required in addition to the physical mastery and overall knowledge of classical ballet expected at the advanced/intermediate level.
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AMERICAN MUSIC – ONLINE
FAM 2006 – 49872
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, FA Fine Arts, HP Historical Perspectives

An online history of music in America c. 1620 to the present. Considers musical developments in America and the social, political, and religious movements that have shaped American musical life. Examines musical genres, styles, personalities and trends. No prior musical experience required.
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ART OF RECORDING
FAM 1050 – 49689: (Thursday 4:30-7 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, IL Information Literacy
Art of Recording focuses on the basic technical musical understanding needed to engage music at progressively deeper levels of understanding. Starting from simple listening experiences you will soon be able to appreciate what it means to be an "expert listener." A musician learns the function musical scales; a painter, the knowledge paint and brushes; a writer, the craft of words and sentences. The expert listener integrates specific gateways that can reveal the depths of sound possibilities. This course expresses the Art of Recording from basic sound physics, music and brain functions as they pertain to the technology used in producing the popular music we love over the last five decades.
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BALLET BASICS
DNCE 1011 – 48936: (Tuesday/Thursday 10:10-11:05 a.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
This is an introductory course for any non-major wishing to learn the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. It is a studio course, meaning students will be in the dance studio, in full attire (leotard, tights, ballet slippers for women/ white t-shirt, tights and ballet shoes for men) learning the essentials of a traditional classical ballet class. We will study the French terminology associated with the movement and poses we dance in order to better facilitate learning and comprehension of the movement. Mind/body awareness will be facilitated while a more thorough knowledge of the art form including historical perspective, origin and philosophical issues as to its importance in today's cultural world will also be discussed.
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BALLET BASICS
DNCE 1011 – 48937: (Tuesday/Thursday 10:10-11:05 a.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
This is an introductory course for any non-major wishing to learn the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. It is a studio course, meaning students will be in the dance studio, in full attire (leotard, tights,
ballet slippers for women/ white t-shirt, tights, and ballet shoes for men) learning the essentials of a traditional classical ballet class. We will study the French terminology associated with the movement and poses we dance in order to better facilitate learning and comprehension of the movement. Mind/body awareness will be facilitated while a more thorough knowledge of the art form including historical perspective, origin and philosophical issues as to its importance in today's cultural world will also be discussed.
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BALLET BASICS
DNCE 1011 – 48938: (Tuesday/Thursday 7:30-8:40 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
This is an introductory course for any non-major wishing to learn the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. It is a studio course, meaning students will be in the dance studio, in full attire (leotard, tights, ballet slippers for women/ white t-shirt, tights and ballet shoes for men) learning the essentials of a traditional classical ballet class. We will study the French terminology associated with the movement and poses we dance in order to better facilitate learning and comprehension of the movement. Mind/body awareness will be facilitated while a more thorough knowledge of the art form including historical perspective, origin and philosophical issues as to its importance in today's cultural world will also be discussed.
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BALLET CONDITIONING FOR ATHLETES AND DANCE TEAM
DNCE 1019 – 48942: (Tuesday/Thursday 9:05-10 a.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
This is a beginning level of ballet designed especially for athletes and dance team members. As well as focusing on increasing the skill and artistry level within the parameters of classical ballet, the student will also learn to understand the historical perspectives of the art form and the value it has to the culture of society. Within the framework of the traditional ballet class, students will focus on developing strong core muscles, as well as lengthening and toning of the body with additional mat work and conditioning exercises, as part of the conditioning program. Daily proper attire is expected for this class. Exercise bands and mat or towel are also required.
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BEGINNING SIGHT SINGING
FAM 1110 – 52810 (Monday/Wednesday/Friday 3:35-4:30 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Area: FA Fine Arts
The appreciation of music is enhanced by a deeper knowledge of musical materials and structures. This introductory course will be singing-based, using solfege to develop aural skills through musical recognition and performance, with an emphasis on diatonic music. You will learn to read and perform rhythms as well as recognize what you hear and perform music without the aid of external help, other than a tuning fork, i.e. sign at sight. The skills learned in this course will provide basis for further study and understanding of music of all genres.
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BEARCAT PEP BAND
ENSM 2072 – 49757:
(TBA)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts
An ensemble consisting of wind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists that presents pre-game, half-time, and post-game musical performances at all home basketball games and selected away games. Rehearsals emphasize melodic and rhythmic fundamentals and numerous musical styles.
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BEARCAT CONCERT BAND
ENS 2073 – 49758: (Tuesday 6:30-9:10 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts
An ensemble consisting of wind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists that presents musical performances on the UC campus and selected venues. Rehearsals emphasize melodic and rhythmic fundamentals and numerous musical styles.
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BEARCAT CONCERT BAND
ENS 2073 – 49760: (Thursday 6:30-9:10 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts
An ensemble consisting of wind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists that presents musical performances on the UC campus and selected venues. Rehearsals emphasize melodic and rhythmic fundamentals and numerous musical styles.
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BEARCAT JAZZ BAND 1
ENSM 2074 – 51880: (Monday 6:30-8:30 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts
An ensemble consisting of wind, brass, and rhythm section instrumentalists that presents musical performances on the UC campus and selected venues. Rehearsals emphasize melodic and rhythmic fundamentals, elements of jazz interpretation and improvisation, and numerous jazz styles including swing era, bebop, mainstream, Latin, and jazz/rock fusion.
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BEARCAT JAZZ BAND II
ENSM 2075 – 51881: (Monday 5-6:30 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts
An ensemble consisting of wind, brass, and rhythm section instrumentalists that presents musical performances on the UC campus and selected venues. Rehearsals emphasize melodic and rhythmic fundamentals, elements of jazz interpretation and improvisation, and numerous jazz styles including swing era, bebop, mainstream, Latin, and jazz/rock fusion.
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CLASSICAL GUITAR CLASS
GTAR 5175 – 46669:
 (Tuesday/Thursday 12:20-1:15 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration
Applied course in basic guitar skills. Emphasis on playing classical and folk styles. Review of current published methods and materials. Open to non-CCM students. Course repeats each semester. Students provide their own nylon string guitars.
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CLASSICAL GUITAR CLASS
GTAR 6075 – 46695: (Tuesday/Thursday 12:20-1:15 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration
Applied course in basic guitar skills. Emphasis on playing classical and folk styles. Review of current published methods and materials. Open to non-CCM students. Course repeats each semester. Students provide their own nylon string guitars.
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CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD FILM STRUCTURE
EMED 2050 – 49474: (Tuesday 12:30-3:20 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, FA Fine Arts, HU Humanities
This course provides a critical analysis of successful Hollywood films and their narrative structures, as well as an examination of alternative and independent film structures including, but not limited to, ensemble, non-linear, and dual protagonist stories. Films and screenplays of various genres and eras will be examined. Key concepts covered in this course include: act break, midpoint, protagonist, antagonist, want versus need, elements of the future, dramatic irony, theme, planting and payoff, catalyst, climax and Aristotelian terminology.
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DANCE APPRECIATION – ONLINE
FAM 1095 – 48951

Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, FA Fine Arts
This online course introduces dance as a performing art, focusing on the Western European and American dance forms of Ballet, Modern and Contemporary. The course will trace their development, historical development and cultural characteristics. Additional course topics will include viewing live dance performances.
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DIGITAL AUDIO FOR NON-MAJORS
EMED 2007 – 48610: (Monday/Wednesday 2-3:20 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration
This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of digital audio theory and practices through the development of basic digital audio production projects. Course topics include general production principles and theory of operation of digital audio workstations with an emphasis being placed on internet radio, podcast and commercial production processes. The student will be introduced to basic audio production techniques through the corresponding laboratory phase of this course. The student will be required to demonstrate knowledge of the principles of audio production and apply those principles in laboratory exercises. Pre-Requisite: To take this course you must: Have taken the following Courses EMED1005 min grade C-, EMED1006 min grade C-, or EMED1015 min grade C-, EMED1016 min grade C-.
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DIGITAL VIDEO FOR NON-MAJORS
EMED 2002 – 48607: (Monday/Wednesday 12:30-1:50 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration
The medium of digital video has become an increasingly pervasive means of communication in contemporary culture. Digital Video allows students to apply media aesthetic theory, processes and techniques in communicating their ideas to a specified audience via the digital video production process. During the quarter, each student is required to write, produce, shoot and edit several projects using digital video cameras, working in a digital nonlinear editing environment and delivering their content through a variety of digital distribution channels to a specified audience. Pre-Requisite: To take this course you must have taken the following courses: EMED1005 min grade C-, EMED1006 min grade C-, or EMED1015 min grade C-, EMED1016 min grade C-.
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EXPERIMENTAL ROCK OF THE 1960s AND ‘70s – ONLINE
FAM 2013 – 49684
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration, DC Diversity & Culture, FA Fine Arts, Mid-Collegiate Experience

This course will provide a detailed overview of the tools, techniques and musical styles which had a tremendous impact on the aesthetic of various genres of Rock Music in the 1960s and ‘70s, the resonance of which can be observed in many mainstream and non-mainstream musical trends of the last 30 years. It will begin with an examination of multi-tracking tape machines: their development and techniques such as sound on sound, tape-delay and flange, which had become standard practice in studios by the late 1960s. This is followed by a technical overview of electronic instruments, specifically the synthesizer, whose development will be traced from the Theremin. Musical trends such as the 1950s avant-garde and Minimalism will serve as a bridge to examinations of seminal bands such as the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, Can, Neu:, Brian Eno and the Talking Heads among others; the technical knowledge gained from the initial lectures on tape techniques and electronic instruments will be used to gain a deeper understanding of the music of these artists.
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FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC
FAM 1100 – 52809 
(Monday/Wednesday/Friday 2:30-3:25 p.m.)   
Breadth of Knowledge Area: FA Fine Arts
The appreciation of music is enhanced by a deeper knowledge of musical materials and structures. This introductory course will focus on reading and writing music in treble, bass and C clefs, using rhythms as complicate as triplets in simple and compound meters, recognition of intervals and chords, and understanding basic forms used in popular in classical music. The skills learned in this course will provide the basis for further study and understanding of music of all genres.
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GOING TO THE MOVIES: 20TH CENTURY CLASSICS
EMED 1075 – 48604: (Tuesday 6-8:50 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, IL Information Literacy, KI Knowledge Integration, SR Social Responsibility, FA Fine Arts
Through lectures and screenings of classic films students will explore the evolution of the motion picture as a unique and significant form of expression. The course includes investigation into film style and structure, distribution and consumption. Students will be guided in the development of aesthetic criteria for critical examination.
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GROUP PIANO FOR NON-MUSIC MAJORS l
PIAN 1001 – 49500: (Tuesday/Thursday 10:10-11:05 a.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration, FA Fine Arts
Designed for those with little or no piano experience; teaches the fundamentals of reading music, playing by ear, using chord charts, and improving finger flexibility.
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GROUP PIANO FOR NON-MUSIC MAJORS ll
PIAN 1002 – 49518: (Tuesday/Thursday 10:10-11:05 a.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, IL Information Literacy, KI Knowledge Integration, FA Fine Arts
This is a continuation of Group Piano for Non-music Majors I. Students learn the basics of piano playing and chord playing, as well as basic music theory. Technical skills are taught. Pre-Requisite: To take this course you must: Have taken the following Course PIAN1001 min grade C-.
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GROUP PIANO FOR THE NON-MUSIC MAJOR
PIAN 8001 – 50286: (Tuesday/Thursday 12:20-1:15 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, IL Information Literacy, KI Knowledge Integration, FA Fine Arts
Designed for those with little or no piano experience; teaches the fundamentals of reading music, playing by ear, using chord charts, and improving finger flexibility.
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GROUP PIANO FOR NON-MAJORS II
PIAN 8002 – 50287: (Tuesday/Thursday 10:10-11:05 a.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, IL Information Literacy, KI Knowledge Integration, FA Fine Arts
This is a continuation of Group Piano for Non-music Majors I. Students learn the basics of piano playing and chord playing, as well as basic music theory. Technical skills are taught.
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HIP-HOP DANCE
DNCE 1050– 48945: (Monday 5:30-6:30 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
A beginning/intermediate level dance course with no experience required. This class is designed to teach the fundamentals of Hip-Hop through choreographed dances. Hip-Hop style similar to that seen on current music videos will be the style taught in class. Individual work, floor work, and partner work will be emphasized. Combinations will be performed to Rap and R & B music.
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HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL II – ONLINE
FAM 3032 – 49857
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, DC Diversity & Culture, FA Fine Arts

Rock and Roll had humble beginnings in the Southeastern United States, but over time it developed into a force, beyond mere entertainment, that has defined youth culture on a global scale. Rock and roll culture is embedded in the fabric of youth identity. Rock and roll music is a commodity that young people use daily, often with an obsessive devotion. Marketing campaigns that target youth are so relentless that young people are under enormous media and social pressure to join the ranks of consumers. The goal of History of Rock and Roll is, therefore, threefold: 1. To provide for students a chronological survey that examines the relationship between the music, its most successful and colorful artists, the associated recording technology, and the impact of the genre on American culture. 2. Through critical listening and reading, the course will provide students with useful, evaluative tools so that they can make historically informed and thoughtful decisions about the music they select and enjoy. 3. Finally, the course will encourage students to seek and appreciate new styles, and perhaps inspire those who seek a career as a pop music artist. No prerequisite. For musicians and
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INTEGRATED MEDIA PRODUCTION 1 FOR NON-MAJORS
EMED 1015 – 48602: (Monday 6-8:50 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, IL Information Literacy, TI Technology & Innovation
Media convergence is a vital component of our new media culture. In new media there is a melding of production, design and message with user-experience. Integrated Media Production I is an introductory course - the first of a two-course sequence within the E-Media major at CCM - that provides students with a theoretical and practical foundation in the intersecting worlds of digital media production, content development, and new media design. This course is an overview of concepts and processes in convergent media production.
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INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED BEGINNING BALLET
DNCE 1016 – 48941: (Tuesday/Thursday 2-3:20 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
This is a second semester course of a two-semester course series for any non-major wishing to further pursue the fundamentals/complexities of classical ballet technique. It is a studio course, meaning students will be in the dance studio, in full attire (leotard, tights, ballet slippers for women/ white t-shirt, tights and ballet shoes for men) learning the essentials of a traditional classical ballet class. We will study the French terminology associated with more complex movement and poses we dance in order to better facilitate learning and comprehension of the movement. Mind/body awareness will be facilitated while a more thorough knowledge of the art form including historical perspective, origin and philosophical issues as to its importance in today's cultural world will also be discussed.
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INTERMEDIATE BALLET FOR NON-MAJORS
DNCE 2015 – 48953: (Tuesday/Thursday 3:35-4:50 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
This is a ballet course designed for dancers with previous ballet training. It is a repeatable course for the non-major wishing to further pursue the complexities and artistic nuances of classical ballet technique. It is a studio course, meaning students will be in the dance studio, in full attire (leotard, tights, ballet slippers for women/ white t-shirt, tights and ballet shoes for men) learning the essentials of a traditional classical ballet class. We will study the French terminology associated with more complex movement and positions we dance in order to better facilitate learning and comprehension of the movement. Mind/body awareness will be facilitated while a more thorough knowledge of the art form including historical perspective, origin and philosophical issues as to its importance in today's cultural world will also be discussed.
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INTERMEDIATE MODERN DANCE
DNCE 2071 – 48958: (Monday/Wednesday 9:05-10 a.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
A one semester, repeatable, by audition or permission of instructor only course for non-dance majors, providing a more sophisticated approach to the techniques and movement vocabulary of contemporary and modern dance. Students will also continue to explore and further develop fundamental movement principles while emphasizing the cultivation of improvisational and performance skills. The student will also develop the critical perspectives necessary to analyze and further appreciate dance as an art form and educational tool within our society.
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INTRODUCTION TO MAKEUP
THPR 1010 – 52749: 
(Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-4:50 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, IL Information Literacy
A one semester course for students who desire more than an overview into the art of makeup. This course is designed to teach the student about the bones and muscles of their own face, and what needs to be done to change their look, their age, and their expression. The course covers bone structure, corrective makeup, age makeup and various facial expressions. Script and character analysis is required as part of the final project.
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INTRODUCTION TO STAGE DESIGN AND PROPERTIES
THPR 2050 – 49129: (Monday/Friday 10:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration, FA Fine Arts
This course covers basic scenic design skills and methods; and introduces topics in stage properties for the entertainment industry. Through lectures, practical application, and theoretical projects students will learn to analyze, research, produce and manage stage props.
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JAMMIN' WITH LAPTOPS
FAM 2014 – 50266: (Tuesday/Thursday 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration, FA Fine Arts, Mid-Collegiate Experience
This course will explore the potentials of laptop computers for music making. Various technical topics, including analog v. digital sound, audio software, effects, gear, MIDI and audio programming languages will be surveyed. In addition, a survey of the history of computer music will be conducted by way of an investigation into seminal readings and recordings. Both of these inquiries will provide participants with the technical and analytical skills to utilize their laptops to creative ends. Participants will also be expected to work in small groups on creative projects.
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JAMMIN’ WITH LAPTOPS – ONLINE
FAM 2023 – 49690
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, KI Knowledge Integration, FA Fine Arts

In this online course, you will play, record, and make music with online instruments. There are three units, and each unit includes a distinctive music making session; Individual Session (Unit 1), Collaborative Session (Unit 2), and Creative Jam Session (Unit 3). In Unit 1, you will individually study the basic knowledge of music making, including identifying musical instruments, playing online instruments, and recording the music that you played through the exercises. In the Midterm Exam, you will be asked to answer the basic knowledge that you have learned so far. In Units 2 and 3, you will form your laptop band with your online classmates to play and record music together. In Unit 2, you will collaborate with 1~2 classmate(s) to complete the assignment together. In Unit 3, you will collaborate with 2~4 classmates to create your own band under your instruction to direct your band members, and play for your band member's music under their respective directions. In the Final Exam, you will be asked to answer all the materials that you have learned.
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JAPANESE POP, ANIME, AND VIDEO GAME MUSIC – ONLINE
FAM 2050 – 49692
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, DC Diversity & Culture, FA Fine Arts

In this online course, you will learn the evolution of Japanese Pop, Anime, and Video Game Music (post 1980) including anime theme songs, video game music, and popular songs. Each topic will provide the composer's biography, historical background, and word-by-word translation of lyrics, and will investigate the cultural differences between Japan and America.
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JAPANESE POP, ANIME, AND VIDEO GAME MUSIC – ONLINE
FAM 2050 – 51805
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, DC Diversity & Culture, FA Fine Arts

In this online course, you will learn the evolution of Japanese Pop, Anime, and Video Game Music (post 1980) including anime theme songs, video game music, and popular songs. Each topic will provide the composer's biography, historical background, and word-by-word translation of lyrics, and will investigate the cultural differences between Japan and America.
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JAZZ APPRECIATION – ONLINE
FAM 2051 – 49693
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration, DC Diversity & Culture, FA Fine Arts

A one online semester overview of America's true art form: jazz. The course will introduce students to the various styles of jazz, its major performers, its history and origins, and will also involve attending jazz performances at CCM or elsewhere.
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JAZZ APPRECIATION – ONLINE
FAM 2051 – 49694
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration, DC Diversity & Culture, FA Fine Arts

A one online semester overview of America's true art form: jazz. The course will introduce students to the various styles of jazz, its major performers, its history and origins, and will also involve attending jazz performances at CCM or elsewhere.
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LEAD SHEET AND CHORD PLAYING AT THE PIANO FOR NON-MUSIC MAJORS
PIAN 1003 – 49517: (Tuesday/Thursday 11:15 a.m.-12:10 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, FA Fine Arts
Students will learn how to play piano parts of popular idiom piano pieces. They will learn how to realize chord “lead” sheets and also listen to music to pick up piano accompaniment styles. Learning to read music is not part of this course, although you will learn to read rhythm charts. Music will be chosen from artists such as Coldplay, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, as well as earlier works by Chicago, Motley Crue and John Lennon. Choices will be made depending on the type of accompaniment style you are learning.
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LEAD SHEET AND CHORD PLAYING AT THE PIANO FOR NON-MUSIC MAJORS
PIAN 1003 – 52799:
(Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12:20-1:15 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas:  CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, FA Fine Arts
Students will learn how to play piano parts of popular idiom piano pieces. They will learn how to realize chord “lead” sheets and also listen to music to pick up piano accompaniment styles. Learning to read music is not part of this course, although you will learn to read rhythm charts. Music will be chosen from artists such as Coldplay, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, as well as earlier works by Chicago, Motley Crue and John Lennon. Choices will be made depending on the type of accompaniment style you are learning.
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LEGENDS OF DANCE IN AMERICA — ONLINE
FAM 1094 - 48948
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts

This online course introduces dance legends of Ballet, Modern and Contemporary Dance, their significant contribution to the world of dance in America, as well as the passion and insight that brought the legends to their height of success. Additional course topics include viewing live dance performances.
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LEGENDS OF DANCE IN AMERICA – ONLINE
DNCE 1094 – 48946L
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts

This online course introduces dance legends of Ballet, Modern and Contemporary Dance, their significant contribution to the world of dance in America, as well as the passion and insight that brought the legends to their height of success. Additional course topics include viewing live dance performances.
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LIVE AT CCM
FAM 1060 – 49819:
(TBA)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration, FA Fine Arts, Mid-Collegiate Experience
Through this course, students will have the opportunity to experience concerts at CCM in a directed environment. Learn about a broad range of music and style through exposure to a wide variety of instrumental ensembles. Attend orchestral, wind ensemble, choral, jazz and contemporary music programs and more with the chance to discuss and write about them through interaction with knowledgeable graduate assistants and the directors of the respective ensembles themselves.
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MEDIA IN YOUR LIFE FOR NON-MAJORS
EMED 1011 – 48598: (Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:10-11:05 a.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, IL Information Literacy, KI Knowledge Integration, SR Social Responsibility, TI Technology & Innovation, First Year Experience
Did you know that the typical American spends about 11 hours a day consuming media? Think about that for a moment. How long is a typical workday? How many hours a night do you sleep? Could it be, based upon time usage alone, that media consumption is the most important activity in our lives? Whether those comments frighten you or inspire you, the fact remains that the media industry plays an enormously important role in our individual lives, is vital to the success of every major industry, and is foundational to the effective functioning of our representative democracy. Would you like to possess a more sophisticated understanding of the media production process and its artistic and theoretical underpinnings? Wouldn't you like to know more about the latest digital production tools? Do you think you might want to pursue a media career? If you answered "yes" to any one of these questions, then "The Media in Your Life" is exactly the right course for you.
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MODERN DANCE BASICS – ONLINE
DNCE 1022– 48943
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts

A one semester, repeatable course for non-dance majors, providing an introduction to the techniques and movement vocabulary of contemporary and modern dance. Students will also explore fundamental movement principles while emphasizing the development of improvisational and performance skills. The student will also develop the critical perspectives necessary to analyze and further appreciate dance as an art form and educational tool with cultural values. Through interactive online instruction, students use recording devices (e.g., smartphones, laptops, and camcorders) to develop their dance technique while building a dance community. To complete assignments students may film the dances with friends and/or family in locations of their choosing (e.g., dorm room, apartment, basement, backyard, park, and riverside). Students may also utilize the 414 Video Production Room in Langsam Library.
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MUSIC AND POLITICS
FAM 2018 – 49687: (Monday/Wednesday 11:15 a.m.-12:35 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, KI Knowledge Integration, FA Fine Arts, SE Social & Ethical Issues
This course examines the impact of music on politics during the last 100 years in the contemporary classical realm, as well as folk and popular musical styles. Students will become familiar with prominent politically influenced musicians and composers such as Fela Kuti, Woody Guthrie, Bob Marley, and Frederic Rzewski. Also, this class will cover the impact on music from major political and historical events throughout the century, such as World War II's influence on jazz, or the life and career of Dmitri Shostakovich under Stalin's Soviet Union. By studying the biographies and major works of this broad spectrum of musicians, students will be able to outline the diverse characteristics of politically oriented music.
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MUSIC APPRECIATION – ONLINE
FAM 2005 – 49870
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, DC Diversity & Culture, FA Fine Arts

An online one-semester course in Music Appreciation, which will introduce students to a wide range of composers, compositions, musical styles, and musical terms and which will place these musical works in the historical and culture context of each period, including contemporary. The course is delivered via Blackboard and students must have regular online access.
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MUSIC OF THE BEATLES – ONLINE
FAM 2061 – 49695
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, KI Knowledge Integration, FA Fine Arts, SE Social & Ethical Issues, Mid-Collegiate Experience

The Music of the Beatles has made an impact in the whole world both musically and sociologically. The Beatles are considered one of the most influential bands of any era. Their music reflects the cultural and social revolution of the 1960s and serves as a model for understanding all subsequent popular music. This online class will chronologically trace the development of the Beatles from their early days through the band's dissolution. There will be analysis of selected compositions with regard to lyrics, harmony, song structure, instrumentation, and arranging. This class will examine their groundbreaking production techniques, individual writing styles, and the impact of their music on other musicians and social trends.
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MUSIC OF THE BEATLES – ONLINE
FAM 2061 – 49696
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, KI Knowledge Integration, FA Fine Arts, SE Social & Ethical Issues, Mid-Collegiate Experience

The Music of the Beatles has made an impact in the whole world both musically and sociologically. The Beatles are considered one of the most influential bands of any era. Their music reflects the cultural and social revolution of the 1960s and serves as a model for understanding all subsequent popular music. This online class will chronologically trace the development of the Beatles from their early days through the band's dissolution. There will be analysis of selected compositions with regard to lyrics, harmony, song structure, instrumentation, and arranging. This class will examine their groundbreaking production techniques, individual writing styles, and the impact of their music on other musicians and social trends.
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MUSIC OF THE MIDDLE EAST
FAM 2008 – 49686: (Tuesday/Thursday 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, DC Diversity & Culture, FA Fine Arts
The course will explore the origins and developments of music in Arab countries, Iran, the Caucasus, Turkey, and Israel and will examine the theoretical ground on which the music has been taking shape and evolving over time. This will be an opportunity for students with Western music skills and aesthetics to be informed of new music horizons and taught to enhance their knowledge by learning the details of Middle Eastern music. Classes will be a mixture of lectures, discussion, class presentations, musical demonstrations and guest performances. Students will formalize their own opinions on the current trends of Middle Eastern music and discuss them in the classroom with instructor; listen to compositions based on music from the Middle East; write short papers based on the reading assignments covered and discussed in the class and make presentations on the topics of the Middle Eastern music of their own choosing. The course is open to students of any background and level of musical experience.
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NON-MAJOR INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED: BEGINNING MODERN DANCE
DNCE 1026 – 48944: (Monday/Wednesday 10:10-11:05 a.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
A one-semester, repeatable, potentially second in a sequence course for non-dance majors, providing a more sophisticated approach to the techniques and movement vocabulary of contemporary and modern dance. Students will also continue to explore and further develop fundamental movement principles while emphasizing the cultivation of improvisational and performance skills. The student will also develop the critical perspectives necessary to analyze and further appreciate dance as an art form and educational tool with cultural values.
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PROGRESSIVE ROCK
FAM 2020 – 50267: (Tuesday/Thursday 1:30-2:50 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, FA Fine Arts
This course will provide a detailed overview of the Progressive Rock phenomenon of the 1970s; further study will be made of other relevant hybrid genres of this era such as Jazz/Fusion and Afrobeat. In order to better understand and appreciate these styles students will examine the evolution of Jazz during the 1960s and its cross pollination with Rock in the later part of the decade. There will also be an emphasis on the technological breakthroughs in musical instruments: electro-acoustic instruments such as the Fender Rhodes and synthesizers such as the Moog. Throughout, students will examine samples of music and explore its influence on mainstream and non-mainstream musical trends of the last 30 years.
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SCRIPT ANALYSIS
DRPF 1050 – 48860: (Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12:20-1:15 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CT Critical Thinking, IL Information Literacy, FA Fine Arts, SE Social & Ethical Issues
All students will learn to use the Aristotelian theory of drama to analyze plays. Students will develop a methodology to merge their own points of view with given material in order to create and articulate a nuanced, personal, and concrete concept for production. In addition to the six elements of Aristotelian drama (Plot, Character, Thought, Diction, Music, Spectacle), students will learn how different playwrights manipulate other dramatic practices and tools (Metaphor, Scenography, Direct Address, Casting the Audience, Found Material, Stasis/Intrusion, etc.). Students will approach text analysis from their area of study (acting, technical direction, design, etc.) as well as from the point of view of a director. In the final unit of the course, we will explore film analysis, and apply what we’ve learned about Aristotelian structure to screenwriting and directing. Graduate students will also explore Brechtian text analysis, creating fables that summarize key events and identify and articulate the social project of the play.
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SCRIPT ANAYSIS
DRPF 7050 – 48862: (Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12:20-1:15 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CT Critical Thinking, IL Information Literacy, FA Fine Arts, SE Social & Ethical Issues
All students will learn to use the Aristotelian theory of drama to analyze plays. Students will develop a methodology to merge their own points of view with given material in order to create and articulate a nuanced, personal, and concrete concept for production. In addition to the six elements of Aristotelian drama (Plot, Character, Thought, Diction, Music, Spectacle), students will learn how different playwrights manipulate other dramatic practices and tools (Metaphor, Scenography, Direct Address, Casting the Audience, Found Material, Stasis/Intrusion, etc.). Students will approach text analysis from their area of study (acting, technical direction, design, etc.) as well as from the point of view of a director. In the final unit of the course, we will explore film analysis, and apply what we’ve learned about Aristotelian structure to screenwriting and directing. Graduate students will also explore Brechtian text analysis, creating fables that summarize key events and identify and articulate the social project of the play.
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STAGE LIGHTING LAB & CREW FOR NON-MAJORS
THPR 1018C – 50642: (Friday 10:10-11:05 a.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, FA Fine Arts
Practical production undergraduate crew work in the execution of stage lighting designs for major opera, musical theatre, dance and dramatic productions. Each student will practice their understanding in accomplishing the execution of a realized lighting design project(s). Non-typical work session hours required, (evening and weekends), for installation and running crews for productions. May be repeated for credit.
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THEATRE HISTORY II FOR NON-MAJORS
DRPF 2055 – 50281: (Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:15 a.m.-12:10 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts, HP Historical Perspectives, CT Critical Thinking
History of Theatre is a chronological look at the rise of Western theatre from the Spanish Golden Age to the present. The course examines how theatre emerges, its dramatic structure, styles of acting, various visual elements, and different production techniques. The course also explores how theatre artisans built upon the experiences of one another, introduces key figures from theatre history and shows how theatre continues to influence us today.
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THEATRE HISTORY II FOR NON-MAJORS
DRPF 2055 – 50282: (Monday/Wednesday/Friday 2:30-3:25 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts, HP Historical Perspectives, CT Critical Thinking
History of Theatre is a chronological look at the rise of Western theatre from the Spanish Golden Age to the present. The course examines how theatre emerges, its dramatic structure, styles of acting, various visual elements, and different production techniques. The course also explores how theatre artisans built upon the experiences of one another, introduces key figures from theatre history and shows how theatre continues to influence us today.
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THE EVOLUTION OF THE TELEVISION COMEDY
EMED 1050 – 48603: (Wednesday 6-8:50 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, IL Information Literacy, KI Knowledge Integration, SR Social Responsibility, FA Fine Arts, HU Humanities
Through lectures and screenings of classic scenes and episodes, students will explore the American television comedy as a significant form of storytelling; as a uniquely elastic form of expression and contemporary critique; and as an exceptionally creative and influential art. The course includes investigation into comedy and sitcom style and structure, as well as historical and societal context and impact. Students will be guided in the development of aesthetic criteria for critical examination. This course is focused in the historical and cultural development of television comedies from their pre-TV origins to their contemporary manifestations. Students will develop the strategies for reading media properly while also investigating the historical, literary, cultural, and aesthetic contributions of television to 20th and 21st century art forms.
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THE FINE ARTS EXPERIENCE
FAM 2031 – 50841: (Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:15 a.m.-12:10 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, IL Information Literacy, KI Knowledge Integration, FA Fine Arts
The Fine Arts Experience is designed for those students with little to no experience with the arts. During the semester, students will learn basic techniques and terminology regarding visual art, dance, music and drama, and will discuss the similarities and differences between these areas. In the classroom, they will participate in activities that are designed to teach the process by which visual art, dance, music, and drama is created, by creating and/or performing. Outside the classroom, they will investigate and analyze each of these arts-areas on the University of Cincinnati campus, as well as in the city of Cincinnati. These journeys will not only afford them opportunities to view the arts-community as a whole, but will also foster the skills necessary to partake in the arts after their tenure at UC, if they so choose.
aesthetic contributions of television to 20th and 21st century art forms.
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UC CABARET SINGERS
ENSM 1082 – 49755: (Monday 8-9:30 p.m./Wednesday 7:30-9 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
The UC Men's and Women's Choruses seek to enrich the university experience by providing students a wide range of aesthetic experiences, introducing them to a variety of musical styles, helping them gain appreciation for tonal sounds, and making connections between music and their own personal lives. Members of the UC Men's and Women's Choruses will work toward excellence in performance with other students who share a common interest in choral music. The ensembles regularly perform on campus, locally and on annual national tours. The Cabaret Singers is a select auditioned group drawn out of the Men's and Women's Choruses. The ensemble will explore a wide variety of music designed for a smaller ensemble.
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UC MEN’S CHORUS
ENSM 1081 – 49754: (Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
The University of Cincinnati Men’s Chorus is an ensemble comprised of talented students from all 14 UC colleges. It provides men at the University of Cincinnati the opportunity to perform choral music representing a variety of styles and time periods while fostering a fraternal environment. The members of UC Men’s Chorus create and maintain social connections throughout their time at UC. This ensemble performs regularly in concerts and at athletic events on the UC campus, around the Cincinnati area, and on its annual national tour. The goal of the UC Men’s Chorus is that each member becomes a better singer, musician and performer. No previous choral music experience is required to join. *UC Men’s Chorus can be taken for either one (1) or zero (0) credits to accommodate for the many students with full schedules.
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UC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
ENSM 2091 – 49762: (Tuesday 8-10 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts
The UC Symphony Orchestra is specifically for and is designed to provide students with an opportunity to rehearse and perform great orchestral repertoire. Membership in the orchestra is open to instrumentalists who own their own instrument, have a basic technical proficiency, and the ability to read music. Specific seating assignments in the orchestra are determined by informal auditions at the start of each quarter.
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UC WOMEN’S CHORUS
ENSM 1085 – 49756: (Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
The University of Cincinnati Women’s Chorus is an ensemble comprised of talented students from all 14 UC colleges. It provides women at the University of Cincinnati the opportunity to perform choral music representing a variety of styles and time periods while fostering an environment. The members of UC Women’s Chorus create and maintain social connections throughout their time at UC. This ensemble performs regularly in concerts and at athletic events on the UC campus, around the Cincinnati area, and on its annual national tour. The goal of the UC Women’s Chorus is that each member becomes a better singer, musician and performer. No previous choral music experience is required to join. *UC Women’s Chorus can be taken for either one (1) or zero (0) credits to accommodate for the many students with full schedules.
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VIDEO GAME MUSIC
FAM 2049 – 49688: (Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:10-11:05 a.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, IL Information Literacy, KI Knowledge Integration, SR Social Responsibility, FA Fine Arts, TI Technology & Innovation
This course explores the history, technology, and aesthetics of Video Game Music. Students will develop familiarity with a variety of game genres and their music; will discuss social, philosophical, technological, aesthetic, and musical issues pertaining to games; and will have an introductory hands-¬on experience composing game music, which they will be able to import into one of the games studied in the course. It is advisable that students already have intermediate musical training (informal is acceptable; being a music major is not necessary) OR moderate experience playing video games (any genre or platform; smartphone games aren’t sufficient), though experience in both is NOT necessary.
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VOICE CLASS
VOIC 1075 – 50376:
(Thursday 2-2:50 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Area: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, FA Fine Arts
Voice Class is intended to impart the rudiments of classical vocal technique. Topics addressed include breathing for singing, phonation, anatomy of the breathing process, anatomy of the larynx, posture, vowel formation, and characteristics of consonant sounds. The class will culminate in the student performing a song in English.
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VOICE ELECTIVE
VOIC 5030 – 49924:
(TBA)
Breadth of Knowledge Area: CT Critical Thinking
Non degree-required applied voice instruction. Weekly 1/2-hour lesson (1 credit) or 1-hour lesson (2 credits). Content consists of technical exercises, solo repertoire, and orchestral excerpt repertoire, to be determined for each student by the instructor.
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VOICE ELECTIVE
VOIC 7030 – 50299:
(TBA)
Breadth of Knowledge Area: CT Critical Thinking
Non degree-required applied instruction. Weekly 1/2 hour lesson (1 credit) or 1 hour lesson (2 credits). Content consists of technical exercises and solo repertoire, to be determined for each student by the instructor. Pre-Requisite: To take this course you must: Be enrolled in one of these Programs 16DOC, 16GOP, 16MAS.
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WHAT’S HOT IN POPULAR MUSIC – ONLINE
FAM 2062 – 49854
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, KI Knowledge Integration, DC Diversity & Culture, SE Social & Ethical Issues, Mid-Collegiate Experience

This online course examines current popular music in its trending styles and genres. Students will critique selected songs from the weekly Billboard charts and various other media resources, including You Tube and digital download statistics, and consider both the hottest artists as well as promising up-and-comers. Students will develop skills for evaluating artistic intent with respect to lyrics, some basic literary techniques, melody, harmony, rhythm, song form, and psychology, and with a look at cutting edge production techniques. Students will identify and compare unique composing and performing styles of today's artists and identify links between the music business and societal trends. Weekly activity will include reading, viewing, and listening to examples online and completing assignments on Canopy. No prerequisite. No textbook.
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WHAT’S HOT IN POPULAR MUSIC – ONLINE
FAM 2062 – 49855
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, KI Knowledge Integration, DC Diversity & Culture, SE Social & Ethical Issues, Mid-Collegiate Experience

This online course examines current popular music in its trending styles and genres. Students will critique selected songs from the weekly Billboard charts and various other media resources, including You Tube and digital download statistics, and consider both the hottest artists as well as promising up-and-comers. Students will develop skills for evaluating artistic intent with respect to lyrics, some basic literary techniques, melody, harmony, rhythm, song form, and psychology, and with a look at cutting edge production techniques. Students will identify and compare unique composing and performing styles of today's artists and identify links between the music business and societal trends. Weekly activity will include reading, viewing, and listening to examples online and completing assignments on Canopy. No prerequisite. No textbook.
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WHAT’S HOT IN POPULAR MUSIC
FAM 2062 – 49856: (Tuesday/Thursday 2-3:20 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, KI Knowledge Integration, DC Diversity & Culture, SE Social & Ethical Issues, Mid-Collegiate Experience
This course examines current popular music in its trending styles and genres. Students will critique selected songs from the weekly Billboard charts and various other media resources, including You Tube and digital download statistics, and consider both the hottest artists as well as promising up-and-comers. Students will develop skills for evaluating artistic intent with respect to lyrics, some basic literary techniques, melody, harmony, rhythm, song form, and psychology, and with a look at cutting edge production techniques. Students will identify and compare unique composing and performing styles of today's artists and identify links between the music business and societal trends. Weekly activity will include reading, viewing, and listening to examples online and completing assignments on Canopy. No prerequisite. No textbook.
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Registration Info

UC students can register online at webapps2.uc.edu/ScheduleOfClasses.