Summer Courses in Visual and Performing Arts

Dear Students,

I wanted to let you know of exciting course offerings that the Visual and Performing Arts Department will be giving in the Summer.  All of our courses will be online and flexible for students to participate wherever they might be. 

We have two classes that will be offered for the first time online in the summer.
New to our offering this year:
FA2110 Outdoor Sculpture (Track B):  The class will focus on making works of art outside, and — because of the world we’re in — it will also include lots of opportunities for creating connections with community (even at a distance). We’ll learn from environmental artists and artists whose work brings people together, and you’ll make your own works of art, wherever you are.  

This is on the HASS List.

FA 2701 Drafting for the Entertainment Industry (Track B):  Focus on design and technical techniques for views such as: ground plans, elevations, sections, detail drawings, orthographic projections, scale perspective drawings. Introduces industry-specific CAD programs.  A great introduction to computer aided drafting.

This course is on the STEM restricted list for General Education.

As in years past we are offering a number of courses that satisfy the HASS Goal 4 Core Requirements.  This year we will have courses in art, music, and sound.


FA 2330 Art Appreciation (Track A)FA 2520 Music Appreciation (sections in Track A and B)

FA 2720 Sound in Art and Science (Track B)
Two other Art classes will give opportunities for students to study history or to work with studio art faculty in gaining skills in drawing.  

All of these classes are on the HASS list.
FA2150 Creative Drawing Processes (Track B):  Ever wanted to learn the skills of observation and drawing.  This class will introduce you to a number of techniques that will lay a foundation for creative drawing that you can use throughout your lives.


FA3330 Art History Prehistory to the Renaissance (Track B)
Watching a lot of films during the COVID-19 quarantine? 

Looking to diversify your playlists over the summer.  Please consider a number of course in music that will be offered (all from the HASS list):


FA 2222 Film Music (Track A)

FA 3560 Music History (Track A)

FA 3625 History of Rock (Track A)

FA 3630 Beatles and Beach Boys (Track B)

We will also have private instruction in guitar/mandolin/bass/banjo or piano available as well (FA2570).  These courses can count .5 credits towards co-curricular requirements for graduation.
We also have a one-credit offering that gives a broad overview of dramatic literature for the theatre,

FA3880 Readings in Dramatic Literature (Offered over the entire summer).

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions,
Jared

Jared Anderson, D.M.A.
Chair, Visual and Performing Arts Department

Michigan Technological University
209 Walker Arts Center
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI  49931
(906) 487-2143
jaredand@mtu.edu


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