InterArts (IA)

IA 115  Stage Makeup  1 Credit  

Students will learn techniques of makeup for the stage, including character, corrective, old age and special effects.

IA 200  The Art of Yoga  2 Credits  

The class provides centering, breathing, and relaxation techniques.

IA 201  ST: Artist/Citizen  3 Credits  

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IA 207  Tai Chi Chuan  2 Credits  

This course will teach the 24 Movement Simplified Form from the Chen Style of Tai Chi Chuan. Tai Chi Chuan training develops smooth fluid movement, increases circulation, physical strength, balance, focus and clarity of intention. Supplemental exercises will also be taught to enhance the student’s experience, and increase the benefits of form practice.

IA 211  ST: Entrepreneur/Leader  3 Credits  

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IA 221  ST: Creative Practitioner  3 Credits  

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IA 231  ST: Critical Maker  3 Credits  

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IA 241  ST: Humanist  3 Credits  

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IA 251  ST: Innovator  3 Credits  

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IA 264  Special Topics in Film History  3 Credits  

Each course in this recurrent series relates a classical mode of narrative -- comedy, tragedy, epic, genre-at-large -- to the art of politics and cinema. Goals include the study and practice of core cinematic techniques. Activities include weekly viewings; short readings in theory, history, and philosophy; and a combination of creative and analytical assignments.

IA 266  Film History II: Comedy/Tragedy  3 Credits  

How do film genres differ from their predecessors in theater and literature? How do cinematic sometimes limit artistic output, and alternately how do they sometimes facilitate marginalized experiences and identities? We’ll approach these questions through explorations of major Hollywood genres (e.g. film noir, Western, horror, screwball comedy, musical, sci-fi, etc.) Course website: http://genrecine.blogspot.com/

IA 375  Global Arts Encounters I  1 Credit  

Travel to London, New York, and other cities. Each trip will feature visits to museums, theaters, and other cultural institutions and locations. Travel happens outside of the regular academic calendar. Lab fee covers program cost, airfare, and lodging.

IA 389  Design Special Topic IA  2.00 - 3.00 Credits  

Interdisciplinary Art is one of the most exciting forms of artistic expression today. This course focuses on active collaboration with other artists, the use of various mediums of artistic expression, in-class workshops and improvisation, and the process of creating art. Students will be introduced to different artistic disciplines and can be expected to share their own ideas and skills with others in a collaborative manner. The course culminates in the creation of a special interdisciplinary arts performance at the end of the semester. Recommended for all students.

IA 398  Theater Special Topic  2.00 - 3.00 Credits  

Interdisciplinary Art is one of the most exciting forms of artistic expression today. This course focuses on active collaboration with other artists, the use of various mediums of artistic expression, in-class workshops and improvisation, and the process of creating art. Students will be introduced to different artistic disciplines and can be expected to share their own ideas and skills with others in a collaborative manner. The course culminates in the creation of a special interdisciplinary arts performance at the end of the semester. Recommended for all students.