How do artists make art? How do we evaluate it? In this course, students of all levels get to experience firsthand the particular challenges and rewards of art making through practical engagement with five fields — creative writing, visual art, theater, dance, and music — under the guidance of professionals.
Music Theater Courses
Designed for people with little or no previous training in dance, the class will be a mixture of movement techniques, improvisation, choreography, observing, writing, and discussing.
This course will invite student singers and pianists to prepare and perform songs from 20th and 21st century American Musical Theatre.
This workshop will introduce students to the craft of writing words and music for the musical theatre.
As it approaches its centennial, the Miss America Pageant (1921- ) stands among the most enduring — and enduringly controversial — popular performance traditions of American life and culture. This course offers an intensive, method-based historical overview of how "Miss America" as both idea and event documents the shifting ways gender, sexuality, race and embodiment been comprehended in the United States, even as it also examines the disparate ways the "beauty pageant" as a performance genre has been adopted and adapted by/for communities excluded by the rules of Miss America.
Creative Intellect is a collaborative workshop course designed to bridge the critical and creative dimensions of performance research.
This course provides students with a rigorous and challenging experience of creating theater under near-professional circumstances.