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School for the Contemporary Arts Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

Dance Extended Minor

This program is intended primarily for students who wish to obtain a bachelor of arts degree with a view to teaching dance in the public schools. It may be used in combination with another extended minor. The program is balanced with dance technique, composition and theory, and some work in a relevant art discipline other than dance.

Continuation in the dance extended minor is contingent upon successful completion of CA 122, 123, 124 and 129 and approval of the dance area. Interviews are held at the end of the first year and approval is based on the student’s potential, progress, academic record and program suitability.

Students are encouraged to plan their program in consultation with the school’s advisor.

Students without sufficient dance training to audition for program entry may enrol in CA 120.

Admission Requirements

Program and course admission is contingent upon University admission. Contact Student Services for admission procedures, requirements and deadlines. Entry to all programs and to many courses is by audition, interview or application. Contact the school’s office for information on procedures and deadlines.

Although the University operates on a trimester system, most CA courses are planned in a two term (fall and spring) sequence. Consequently, students enter in the fall term (September) and are advised to contact the school in the preceding January for program entry and requirements information.

Entry to CA 122 Contemporary Dance I is by audition/interview usually in early spring. Contact the school to make an appointment.

Transfer Credit and Advanced Standing

Unassigned or general elective (type 2 and 3, respectively) transfer credit awarded for courses completed at other recognized post-secondary institutions will not automatically entitle students to advanced standing in the school’s programs. Advanced standing is generally given on an individual basis as a result of an audition or interview.

About the School’s Course Offerings

Students are encouraged to take advantage of interdisciplinary offerings within the school. As many programs depend on a continuing sequence of courses completed in order, students should plan carefully to gain the maximum benefit and efficiency from their study.

Note that not all courses are offered every term and several are offered on a rotational basis, i.e. every third or fourth term. An advisor is available to help plan study programs.

Students are reminded that the school is an interdisciplinary fine and performing arts department, and are strongly advised to acquaint themselves with the many disciplinary courses that are available.

Special Topics Courses

The subject matter (and prerequisites) of special or selected topics courses vary by term.

Prior Approval Prerequisite

Where a prerequisite is or includes ‘prior approval,’ approval must be obtained before enrolling in the course. Contact the school for further information.

Program Requirement

Entry is by audition/interview, usually in early spring or late summer, contact the school to make an appointment

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 31 units including all of

CA 122 - Contemporary Dance I (5) *

First of two studio courses in contemporary dance and ballet technique. Introduces theoretical approaches to contemporary dance. This is one of four courses required for entry into the dance major and minor programs. Prerequisite: Prior approval as a result of an audition. Corequisite: CA 122 and CA 129 must be taken concurrently. Students with credit for FPA 122 may not take this course for further credit.

CA 123 - Contemporary Dance II (5)

Continues and expands on the work undertaken in CA (or FPA) 122. Emphasizes work in contemporary dance and ballet technique with attention to theoretical approaches to contemporary dance. Prerequisite: CA (or FPA) 122. Corequisite: CA 123 and CA 124 must be taken concurrently. Students with credit for FPA 123 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Marla Eist
Henry Daniel
Sessional
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Tu, Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
GCA 4750, GOLDCORP
GCA 4750, GOLDCORP
GCA 4750, GOLDCORP
CA 124 - Dance Improvisation and Composition (3)

Selected dance improvisational skills will be explored in a variety of solo, duet, small group and large group forms through structured movement themes. Emphasis will be on sensory awareness, elements of movement, and composition. Recommended: dance or theatre experience. Students with credit for FPA 124 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Cheryl Prophet
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
GCA 4650, GOLDCORP
CA 129 - Movement Fundamentals (3)

This studio/theory course incorporates techniques of body awareness, centering, and structural realignment. The emphasis is on body conditioning and body connectedness. This course will be of interest to dancers, actors, kinesiologists, and athletes. This is one of four courses required for entry into the dance major and extended minor program. Students with credit for FPA 129 may not take this course for further credit.

CA 220 - Contemporary Dance III (4)

The first studio course in a series designed for students pursuing a major or extended minor in dance. Emphasizes work in contemporary dance and is designed to develop technical facility in movement and acquaint the student with form and style in contemporary dance. Prerequisite: CA (or FPA) 122, 123, 124, 129 and prior approval by interview. Students with credit for KIN 244 may not take this course for further credit. Students with credit for FPA 220 may not take this course for further credit.

CA 221 - Contemporary Dance IV (4)

The second studio course in a series designed for students pursuing a major or extended minor in dance. Expands on the work undertaken in CA (or FPA) 220-4 Contemporary Dance III and aims to develop technical facility in movement and acquaint the student with form and style in contemporary dance. (studio). Prerequisite: CA (or FPA) 220. Students with credit for FPA 221 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Judith Garay
Stina Fredriksson
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
GCA 4650, GOLDCORP
GCA 4650, GOLDCORP
CA 285 - Interdisciplinary Studio - Composition/Collaboration (3)

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. Prerequisite: One of CA (or FPA) 122, 130, 145, 150, 160, 170. Students with credit for FPA 285 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Cheryl Prophet
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
GCA 4210, GOLDCORP

and one of

CA 227 - History of Dance: From the 20th Century to the Present (3)

Study of the development of modern dance and the reformation of the ballet from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Emphasis will be placed on seminal dance artists and the impact their work has had upon the art form in western theatre dance. This course may be of particular interest to a range of students in departments across the University. Prerequisite: 12 credits. Students with credit for FPA 227 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities/Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Megan Andrews
Tu 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
GCA 4390, GOLDCORP
E101
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
GCA 2205, GOLDCORP
CA 228W - Dance Aesthetics (3)

An introduction to aesthetic theory as it applies to dance. Lectures will address, among other things, the nature of aesthetic experience, as well as issues pertaining to critical judgment, communication, taste, and high and low art. Students with credit for FPA 228W may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

and one of

CA 186 - Art and the Moving Image (3)

Introduces innovations in the fine and performing arts to show the range of possibilities open to those who wish to employ or understand the use of moving images in their disciplinary and multidisciplinary art practices. By the completion of the course students should have a good sense not only of previous innovations and traditions, but of the contemporary scene as well. Students with credit for FPA 186 may not take this course for further credit.

CA 140 - Music after 1900 (3)

An introductory survey of major historical trends and practices of music in the 20th and 21st centuries as revealed by the study of selected music examples. Critical issues fundamental to an understanding of contemporary composition will be examined (e.g. impressionism, twelve-tone music, indeterminacy, the role of technology, improvisation). May be of particular interest to students in other departments. Students with credit for FPA 140 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
CA 170 - Introduction to Production Technology (3)

An introduction to the processes, tools and technology used in the production and presentation of the fine and performing arts. Course requirements will include hands-on assignments in the production of theatre, dance, and music events. Students will work directly with equipment and materials, and are expected to be involved in work on productions and exhibitions outside of lecture and lab hours. Laboratory fee required. May be of particular interest to students in other areas and departments. Students with credit for FPA 170 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kyla Gardiner
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
GCA 2210, GOLDCORP
D101
Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
GCA B2260, GOLDCORP
D102
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
GCA B2260, GOLDCORP
D103
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
GCA B2260, GOLDCORP
D104
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
GCA B2260, GOLDCORP

* May be completed more than once for credit.

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 17 units including all of

CA 320 - Contemporary Dance V (4)

The first of four upper division courses which build upon the movement vocabulary of contemporary dance. Prerequisite: CA (or FPA) 221. Students with credit for FPA 320 may not take this course for further credit.

CA 321 - Contemporary Dance VI (4)

Continues and expands upon the work undertaken in CA (or FPA) 320. Prerequisite: CA (or FPA) 320. Students with credit for FPA 321 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Judith Garay
Robert Kitsos
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
GCA 4525, GOLDCORP
GCA 4525, GOLDCORP

and a minimum of six units selected from

CA 322 - Intermediate Ballet I (3)

Explores the vocabulary and movement range of classical ballet technique at the intermediate level. Further attention will be given to the understanding of body placement, balance, flexibility and strength. Practical studio experience is offered within the context of specific theoretical principles. May repeat for credit. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the dance major or extended minor program, or prior approval.

CA 323 - Intermediate Ballet II (3)

Continuation of CA (or FPA) 322, with an emphasis on expanding the vocabulary and movement range of classical ballet technique at the intermediate level. Further attention will be given to the understanding of body placement, balance, flexibility and strength. Practical studio experience is offered within the context of specific theoretical principles. May repeat for credit. Prerequisite: CA (or FPA) 322 or prior approval.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Marla Eist
Tu, Th, Fr 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
GCA 4525, GOLDCORP
CA 325 - Special Project in Dance Composition (3) *

A specific topic or set of ideas will form the basis for choreographic exploration. Students will create one or more works and participate in research and critical analysis, depending on the particular topic in a given term. Prerequisite: 40 units in CA (or FPA) courses. Students with credit for FPA 325 may not take this course for further credit.

CA 326 - Repertory I (5) *

One of two courses which provide advanced level dance students the opportunity to work as an ensemble rehearsing and preparing for a series of public performances. Choreography will be created and/or selected by a faculty director. This course can be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the dance major or extended minor, and prior approval. Corequisite: Students must be concurrently enrolled in a technique course at an appropriate level. These courses include CA 220, CA 320, CA 322, CA 420, and CA 421.

CA 327 - Repertory II (5) *

One of two courses which provide advanced level dance students with the opportunity to work as an ensemble rehearsing and preparing for a series of public performances. Choreography will be created and/or selected by a faculty director. This course can be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the dance major or extended minor and prior approval. Corequisite: Students must be concurrently enrolled in a technique course at an appropriate level. These courses include 220, 320, 322, 420, and 421.

CA 420 - Contemporary Dance VII (4)

The third of four upper division courses which build upon the movement vocabulary of contemporary dance. Prerequisite: CA (or FPA) 285 and CA (or FPA) 321. Students with credit for FPA 420 may not take this course for further credit.

CA 421 - Contemporary Dance VIII (4)

Continues and expands the work undertaken in CA (or FPA) 420. Prerequisite: CA (or FPA) 285 and 321. Students with credit for FPA 421 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Judith Garay
Robert Kitsos
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
GCA 4525, GOLDCORP
GCA 4525, GOLDCORP
CA 426 - Dance/Movement Analysis (3)

An introduction into the theory and practice of movement analysis based on recognized theories of analysis. Experiential work may be included in the course and a dance or similar movement background is necessary. Prerequisite: CA (or FPA) 124 or 150 and 285. Students with credit for FPA 426 may not take this course for further credit.

and one upper division CA course

* May be completed more than once for credit.