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Department of Fine and Performing Arts

DFPA COURSES: CORE AREAS, VALUES AND OUTCOMES

DANC 111.  Ballet Dance I: Beginning Ballet.

Ballet I is designed to introduce the concepts and vocabulary of ballet with a focus on developing students' body awareness and control. Students will learn about the art form of ballet in relationship to theatre, music and other forms of dance.  

Knowledge Area: Artistic Expression and Experience.

Area learning outcome: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

More specific course outcome: Students will improve their posture, flexibility and coordination. They will develop a reference for enjoying ballet performances and create a foundation for further dance training



DANC 121. Modern Dance I


Modern Dance I is designed to increase student’s body awareness, strength, flexibility and musicality. The course studies the technique and theory of Fall and Recovery developed by Doris Humphrey

Knowledge Area: Artistic Expression and Experience.

Area learning outcome: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

More specific course outcome
: Students will develop a basic dance technique and be able to describe and demonstrate the differences between modern dance and ballet. The will understand the history of the development of modern dance as a uniquely American art form.

DANC 131, Jazz Dance

Jazz I is designed to increase the student's body awareness, enjoyment of movement and appreciation of Jazz dance in theatrical productions.

Knowledge Area: Artistic Expression and Experience

Area learning outcome: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

More specific course outcome
: Students will improve their strength, coordination, flexibility and correct posture. They will develop basic skills and vocabulary for performing Jazz movements and a framework to view dance in theatrical productions.

DANC 250 Dance History

This course is a survey of the history of theatrical dance from the Renaissance through the present.  It provides a basic knowledge of the origins of theatrical dance forms, from the development of ballet in the courts of Louis XIV through Vaudeville and stylistic revolutions of Modern Dance, to contemporary choreographic innovators and performance practices.

Knowledge Area: Artistic Expression and Experience

Area learning outcome: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

More specific course outcome: Students will be able to identify and describe significant events, artists, performance practices, forms, and styles in the history of theatrical dance; to locate these facts in cultural context; to relate the evolution of dance forms to cultural history; and to apply this comprehension to enhanced appreciation and informed critique of contemporary dance. 

FNAR 112. Two-dimensional Design

An examination of the basic elements and organizational systems of visual expression through the application of design principles and theory.

Knowledge Area: Artistic Expression and Experience

Area learning outcome
: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

More specific course outcome
: Students will be able manipulate various forms of media to produce desired spatial effects, and understand how to control ¿ by using such design methods as scale, perspective, and composition - the viewer’s understanding of and reaction to visual information on a two-dimensional surface.

FNAR 113. Drawing I

An introduction to the basic elements of drawing including: line, value, texture, volume, shape, proportion, perspective and visual composition. A variety of drawing materials will be explored with an emphasis on observational problems designed to build technical, perceptual, and personal expressive interpretation of form through the drawing idiom. 


Knowledge Area
: Artistic Expression and Experience

Area learning outcome
: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

More specific course outcome
: Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic drawing principles and vocabulary through practice and articulation of both formal and artistic ideas.

FNAR 114 Painting

An introduction to the basic elements of painting including: the application of drawing, design, and color principles.  A variety of materials will be explored with an emphasis on oil painting. Observational problems will be introduced to build technical, perceptual, and personal expressive interpretation of form through the painting idiom.

Knowledge Area: Artistic Expression and Experience

Area learning outcome
: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

More specific course outcome
: Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic painting principles and vocabulary through practice and articulation of both formal and artistic ideas.

FNAR 115. Photography I

An introduction to the equipment, materials, processes and philosophy of black and white photography as an art form and means of visual communication. An adjustable 35mm camera is required.

Knowledge Area: Artistic Expression and Experience

Area learning outcome
: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

More specific course outcome
: Students will be able to apply knowledge of camera and darkroom techniques to creative and expressive ends; visually demonstrate an understanding of the relationships among subject, technique, aesthetics, form, and content; and be able to formulate critical judgments and communicate those ideas in both written and oral form.

FNAR 120. Ceramics: Handbuilding

An exploration of various handbuilding techniques, surface design techniques, and firing ranges available to the contemporary ceramist. Students are encouraged to pursue individual expression in the context of a broad range of methods and creative concepts.

Knowledge Area: Artistic Expression and Experience 

Area learning outcome
: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

More specific course outcome:
Students will be able to demonstrate the basics of successful construction and glaze techniques; demonstrate creative strategies and critical evaluation of the creative process; and demonstrate an understanding of both historical and contemporary approaches to the medium and the role of the Ceramic artist in cultures past and present.

FNAR 121. Ceramics: Wheelthrowing

An introduction to the potter’s wheel. Students learn basic throwing skills, explore utilitarian design concepts, and learn to balance spontaneous and practiced approaches to process. Emphasis is on the successful integration of craft and personal expression.

Knowledge Area: Artistic Expression and Experience

Area learning outcome
: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

More specific course outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate basic wheelthrowing and glaze techniques; demonstrate creative strategies and critical evaluation of the creative process; and demonstrate an understanding of both historical and contemporary approaches to the medium and the role of the Ceramic artist in cultures past and present.

FNAR 124. Sculpture I

An introduction to three-dimensional concepts and materials, aa well as associated techniques, in the process of articulating a personal artistic statement. Students will be guided in the fabrication of various 3-D constructions employing a wide range of building materials such as plaster, wood, clay, foam board, paper, and metals.

Knowledge Area: Artistic Expression and Experience 

Area learning outcome
: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

More specific course outcome: Students will be able to translate two-dimensional sketches and drawings into expressive three dimensional forms; demonstrate basic sculpting techniques and creative strategies; provide critical evaluation of the creative process; and produce objects that are viewable in the round, structurally stable with masses and appendages proportionate to one another.

FNAR 199. Art and Visual Culture

An introduction to the principles of art and their application to broader visual culture, this course explores the complex nature of art through an examination of its visual elements, techniques, functions, critical methodologies, and related social issues. The course takes advantage of Chicago's artistic resources.

Knowledge Area: Artistic Expression and Experience

Area learning outcome
: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

More specific course outcome: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the elements of visual language; means of visual expression in diverse cultures and eras; media and techniques of art; artistic terminology; and critical approaches to the study of visual culture and related social issues. Students will acquire the skills to interpret art and visual culture in oral and written form.

FNAR 200. Art History: Prehistoric-Renaissance

A general survey which explores the development of art in Western culture from pre-history through the sources of the Renaissance in the fourteenth century.

1. Knowledge Area: Artistic Expression and Experience

Area learning outcome: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

2. Knowledge Area: Historical Knowledge

Area learning outcome: History is a form of inquiry and understanding that encompasses all aspects of the human experience and illuminates how the past causes the present and thus the future. Graduates should demonstrate understanding of the importance of chronology, sequential development, and geography; be able to evaluate historical evidence; understand the forces and processes of historical change and continuity; and have the capacity to handle diverse historical interpretations.

More specific course outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the ideas, formal expressions, themes, techniques, and functions of art in relation to their cultural, social, and historical contexts. Students acquire the skills to critically analyze the relationships between various art forms and their relation to historical cultures. 

FNAR 201. Art History: Renaissance-Modern

A general survey which explores the development of art in Western culture from the Renaissance to modern art in the twentieth century.

1.
Knowledge Area: Artistic Expression and Experience

Area learning outcome: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

2. Knowledge Area: Historical Knowledge

Area learning outcome: History is a form of inquiry and understanding that encompasses all aspects of the human experience and illuminates how the past causes the present and thus the future. Graduates should demonstrate understanding of the importance of chronology, sequential development, and geography; be able to evaluate historical evidence; understand the forces and processes of historical change and continuity; and have the capacity to handle diverse historical interpretations.

More specific course outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the ideas, formal expressions, themes, techniques, and functions of art in relation to their cultural, social, and historical contexts. Students acquire the skills to critically analyze the relationships between various art forms and their relation to historical cultures.

FNAR 202 Modern Art

A survey of major art movements in Europe and America from Impressionism through the twentieth century, this course examines evolving ideas about the forms, content, techniques, and functions of art in the modern era considered within its social, political, and historical context.

1.
Knowledge Area: Artistic Expression and Experience.

Area learning outcome
: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

2. Knowledge Area: Historical Knowledge

Area learning outcome: History is a form of inquiry and understanding that encompasses all aspects of the human experience and illuminates how the past causes the present and thus the future. Graduates should demonstrate understanding of the importance of chronology, sequential development, and geography; be able to evaluate historical evidence; understand the forces and processes of historical change and continuity; and have the capacity to handle diverse historical interpretations.

More specific course outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the ideas, formal expressions, themes, techniques, and functions of art in relation to the social- historical context of the modern era. Students acquire the skills to critically analyze the relationships between art forms and their relation to modern culture.

MUSC 101. The Art of Listening

Focus is on the acquisition and enhancement of listening skills through direct experience of musical works along with an examination of cross-cultural similarities and differences among musical styles. Concert attendance is required.

Knowledge Area
: Artistic Expression and Experience

Area learning outcome: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

More specific course outcome: A cultivation of musical perception through a process of repeated and guided listenings; strengthening of listening skills while developing; and expanding styles perspectives.



MUSC 102. Class Piano for Beginners


For the student who has never had keyboard instruction and is interested in learning the art of performance on the piano. Fundamentals of music theory, note reading and personal enjoyment are emphasized.


Knowledge Area
: Artistic Expression and Experience

Area learning outcome
: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem -solving and expression.

More specific course outcome: A basic keyboard ability with an emphasis on reading music symbols accurately while also enjoying the making and doing of music.

MUSC 103. Class Guitar for Beginners

For the student who has never had guitar instruction and is interested in learning the art of performance on the guitar. Fundamentals of music theory, note reading and personal enjoyment are emphasized. Strongly recommended for those preparing to teach music in elementary school.

Knowledge Area: Artistic Expression and Experience

Area learning outcome: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

More specific course outcome: A basic guitar ability with an emphasis on reading music symbols accurately while also enjoying the making and doing of music.

MUSC 106. Guitar Ensemble

For advanced guitarists. The study, rehearsal and performance of transcriptions and original works for guitar ensemble. Repertoire will focus on, but not be limited to, music of the common practice period.


Knowledge Area
: Artistic Expression and Experience

Area learning outcome: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

More specific course outcome
: Through rehearsal, individual study, sight-reading, and ultimate public performance, students will learn and/or enhance skills in ensemble playing, following a conductor, and reading music.

MUSC 107. Chorus

An SATB ensemble devoted to the study, rehearsal and performance of standard choral literature of all periods. Placement auditions. A select chamber singers group is drawn from chorus membership.

Knowledge Area: Artistic Expression and Experience

Area learning outcome: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

More specific course outcome: Personal satisfaction and thrill of being a member of a large mixed chorus and being a vital part in the making of beautiful music.

MUSC 109, Jazz Band

Students from the wind ensemble are invited to join the jazz band component. Members must have previous band experience.

Knowledge Area
: Artistic Expression and Experience

Area learning outcome: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

More specific course outcome
: Personal satisfaction and thrill of being a member of a large jazz ensemble and being a vital part in the making of beautiful music.

MUSC 110. Wind Ensembl

Rehearsal and performance of standard wind ensemble music. Members must have previous band experience. 

Knowledge Area: Artistic Expression and Experience

Area learning outcome: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

More specific course outcome
: Personal satisfaction and thrill of being a member of a large Wind Ensemble and being a vital part in the making of beautiful music.

MUSC 142. Class Voice for Beginners

The study of the voice  for the student who has never had voice instruction and is interested in learning the art of vocal performance. Fundamentals of music theory, note reading and personal enjoyment are emphasized.

Knowledge Area: Artistic Expression and Experience

Area learning outcome: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

More specific course outcome
: A basic vocal ability with an emphasis on reading music symbols accurately while also enjoying the making and doing of music.



MUSC 282. Applied Music: Classical Guitar


Private and small group lessons in guitar. Performance opportunities: performance class, hearing before faculty, optional musicale and/or recital. Ordinarily music majors may accumulate up to 8 hours for credit.

Knowledge Area: Artistic Expression and Experience

Area learning outcome: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

More specific course outcome
:  Functional to advanced performance ability in this area that is based on skills development and repertoire expansion and enhancement.



MUSC 284. Applied Music: Piano


Private and small group lessons in piano. Performance opportunities: performance class, hearing before faculty, optional musicale and/or recital. With permission of the chairperson, music majors may enroll for two hours of credit -to a total of 12 hours-for rapid skill development or senior recital preparation. It is usual, however, for music majors to accumulate 8 hours of credit in applied music.

Knowledge Area: Artistic Expression and Experience

Area learning outcome: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

More specific course outcome
:  Functional to advanced performance ability in this area that is based on skills development and repertoire expansion and enhancement.



MUSC 285. Applied Music: Voice


Private lessons in voice. Performance opportunities: performance class, hearing before faculty, optional musicale and/or recital. With permission of the chairperson, music majors may enroll for two hours of credit-to a total of 12 hours-for rapid skill development or senior recital preparation. It is usual, however, for music majors to accumulate 8 hours of credit in applied music.  

Knowledge Area: Artistic Expression and Experience

Area learning outcome: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

More specific course outcome
:  Functional to advanced performance ability in this area that is based on skills development and repertoire expansion and enhancement.

THTR 100. Introduction to the Theatrical Experienc

This course is an introductory study of the theatrical art form and its contemporary production practice.  Students engage in a series of workshops and participatory creative projects.

Knowledge Area: Artistic Expression and Experience

Area learning outcome: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

More specific course outcome
 Students will demonstrate the ability to identify the variety of collaborating arts and artists that combine to create of a work of theatre; to analyze a play script for live performance; to evaluate theatrical production; and to creatively apply knowledge of theatrical process through expressive and creative endeavors.



THTR 261. Beginning Acting


This course is designed for students who are interested in study acting, but who are not majoring in the Department of Theatre. 

Knowledge Area: Artistic Expression and Experience

Area learning outcome: The study of art fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum provides students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression.

More specific course outcome: Students will develop skills in observation, concentration and imagination, as well as critical skills in script analysis.

THTR 375 Play Direction

This course explores the fundamental principles of play direction. Students are required to direct a monologue, select a play script for production, develop a production concept, stage a fifteen-minute scene, and develop a detailed Director’s Notebook. 

Value: Promoting Civic Engagement or Leadership

Value outcome: A significant element of Loyola's Jesuit Catholic heritage is a focus on developing within each student the capacity for leadership expressed in service to others. Consistent with that heritage, the curriculum should provide students, regardless of major, with the knowledge, skills, and abilities that will prepare them to become ethical and innovative members of the workforce; to assume leadership roles in their chosen organizations; and to make a positive difference in the work place and their communities through civic engagement

More specific course outcome
: Students acquire the skills to identify the basic elements of stage direction; analyze a play script from the point of view of the director; articulate and defend a production concept; develop actor-coaching skills; and identify elements of direction that communicate story, theme, and concept.



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