Nov 24, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PRF-2029 Musical Concepts for Dance


Credits 2
PRF 2029 provides a strengthening of the aesthetics of modern dance methods through the study of musical composition. Students must be at an intermediate or progressive level of competency. This course consists of a lecture component (1 hour each week) and a laboratory session (2 hours each week) Students may receive credit for either PRF-2026   or PRF-2027   towards the completion of their program. Students enrolled in this course are required to attend the live theatre performance(s) listed in the syllabus outside of scheduled class time. This experience is vital to understanding and learning about the performing arts and is tied directly to significant assignments in this class. Students enrolled in this course will be required to participate in a culminating performance to demonstrate proficiency in the course outcomes. Therefore, students will be required to attend production hours outside of scheduled class time during the final exam period to attend a technical rehearsal, final dress rehearsal, and performance. The specific requirements and details regarding the live theatre performance(s) and culminating performance are outlined in the syllabus. Students should pay special attention to these requirements.
Prerequisite(s): PRF-2020   or PRF-2021   completed with grade of C or higher.  Concurrent enrollment in PRF-2020  or PRF-2021   or permission of the Department of Humanities.
Note: Students interested in this course are recommended to see a dance advisor in the Department of Humanities to ensure their placement into the correct course number and section which corresponds to their skill level.
Course Outcomes
  1. Describe the functional value of musical compositions.
  2. Identify paradigm shifts in music composed for dance from different historical periods.  
  3. Apply foundational musical concepts in the creation of a dance performance. 
  4. Apply production concepts related to foundational music concepts in the creation of a dance performance.
  5. Perform a choreographed dance performance utilizing foundational musical concepts.
  6. Describe a proactive application of Performing Arts or Entertainment Technology regarding a positive social change.




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