Spring 2023 - CA 285 D100

Interdisciplinary Studio - Composition/Collaboration (3)

Class Number: 6338

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    GCA 4210, GOLDCORP

  • Prerequisites:

    One of CA (or FPA) 122, 130, 145, 150, 160, 170.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An introduction to the techniques of artistic composition as experienced in a collaborative interdisciplinary studio environment. The emphasis is on the creation, analysis and critique of new compositions created in collaborative groups by students in dance, music, theatre, film/video and visual art. Students with credit for FPA 285 may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

CA 285 is an introduction to the techniques of artistic composition as experienced in a collaborative interdisciplinary environment. Students will work in groups to create original compositions using elements of movement, music, theatre, video or visual art/installation, among other forms. Each student will participate in the creation of several short compositional studies and four separate larger compositions through group collaborations and will submit short critical reflections outlining specific compositional elements. Students should be prepared for group discussion /collaborations in every class meeting.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

  1. To acquire an awareness and a set of basic compositional techniques that students can apply to any artistic/performance discipline.
  2. To acquire basic skills that will allow the student to collaborate with peers in different artistic/performance disciplines.
  3. To acquire the observational and verbal skills that allows one to critique the work of others through an analysis of composition.

Grading

  • Composition #1, #2, #3: %15 per composition 45%
  • Composition #4 20%
  • Written assignments and discussion 15%
  • Attendance and Participation 20%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Reading materials will be provided through Canvas

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

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Registrar Notes:

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