UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018


Peck School of the Arts


Inter-Arts


COURSE OF STUDY

ATTENTION PROSPECTIVE INTER-ARTS BFA/MUSICAL THEATRE TRACK STUDENTS: No new students are being accepted into the Inter-Arts/Musical Theatre track as of the 2015 fall semester. A new Musical Theatre degree program is now being offered under the Theatre Department of the Peck School of the Arts. Please consult the Theatre Department’s degree program information in this catalog for detailed information on the new program.

The BFA in Inter-Arts is designed to nurture and develop a mature interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary artist, critic, or scholar. The two tracks leading to the Inter-Arts BFA degree lay strong developmental foundations coupled with advanced project creation by students in both tracks. Each track provides a capstone experience in which the student reveals advanced interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary accomplishment as well as a unique personal voice.

Students majoring in Inter-Arts can choose one of two tracks: the Dual Discipline Track (Track 1) or the Interdisciplinary Arts and Technology Track (Track 2).

Laptop Requirement. All entering Interdisciplinary Arts and Technology (IAT) students are required to participate in the PSOA Laptop program. Please see requirements posted on the PSOA Laptop Requirement web page: uwm.edu/arts/apply/laptop/.

The two Inter-Arts tracks leading to the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts require a minimum of 120 credits for graduation distributed as follows:

1. Peck School of the Arts Inter-Arts Major/Dual Discipline Track:

Core Curriculum

45*

Studio Courses

72

Electives

3

Total

120


2. Peck School of the Arts Inter-Arts Major/Interdisciplinary Arts and Technology (IAT) Track:

Core Curriculum

45*

IAT Courses

66

Electives

9

Total

120


* All Inter-Arts BFA students who complete an introductory-level course in four of the PSOA's five departments will have met the PSOA distribution requirement.

DUAL DISCIPLINE TRACK (TRACK 1)

Students must select two 36-credit options from the following five department curricula in order to complete the 72-credit studio course component of the Inter-Arts Track 1.

Art Curriculum (36 cr)

A portfolio review is required for admission. Please see admission requirements for Art & Design Program.

Pre-Art Requirements

Art 101

Drawing I

3

Art 106

Art Survey

3

Art 108

2D Concepts

3

Art 109

3D Concepts

3

Art 118

Digital Arts: Culture, Theory, Practice

3

Subtotal

 

15


Areas of Concentration

Students choose either one area (Option #1) or two areas (Option #2) of concentration from the following options:

Ceramics
Cross Disciplinary
Digital Studio Practice
Fibers
Jewelry and Metalsmithing
Painting and Drawing
Photography
Print and Narrative Forms
Sculpture

Option #1

Art 2xx

One intro-level course in area of concentration

3

Art 3xx/4xx

Five advanced-level courses in area of concentration

15


Option #2

Art 2xx

Two intro-level courses from two different areas of concentration

6

Art 3xx/4xx

Four advanced-level courses in area of concentration

12


Art & Design Capstone Requirement

Art 604

Professional Practices

3

Art 605

BFA Exhibition

0

Subtotal

 

3

Art Curriculum Total

36


Dance Curriculum (36 cr)

Audition Requirement
. Students selecting the Inter-Arts Dance Curriculum option must pass an entry audition into the Dance program.

Dance 110

Introduction to the Art of Dance

3

Dance 135

Introduction to Dancemaking Skills

3

Dance 213

Modern Dance Technique III

3

Dance 214

Modern Dance Technique IV

3

Dance 233

Improvisation for Dancemaking

3

Dance 314

Contemporary Dance History

3

Dance 317

Modern Dance Technique V

2

Dance 318

Modern Dance Technique VI

2

Dance 412

Dance Composition I

3

Dance 415

Movement and New Media Collaborations

3

Dance 490

Repertoire and Ensemble

3

Dance 601

Senior Project

3

Dance 122 or Dance 370

1 semester of cultural dance style chosen from African Dances: (subtitle) or World Movement Traditions: (subtitle)

2

Dance Curriculum Total

36



All dance majors must maintain a 3.0 GPA in department courses to remain in the program. In addition, Dance Inter-Arts BFA candidates must pass a mid-program performance review for continuance in the program.

Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres Curriculum
(36 cr)

Film 116

Listening and Recording

3

Film 117

Filmmaking Technologies and Techniques

3

Film 201

Introduction to Experimental Media Arts

3

or

 

 

Film 202

Current Topics in Media Arts Production

3

Film 114

Film and Experience: The Filmmaker and the Viewer

3

or

 

 

Film 210

Concepts of Production in the Media Arts

3

Subtotal

 

12


Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres Pre-Portfolio Studios (Students select two courses for a total of 6 credits.)

Film 220

Basic Elements of Filmmaking

3

Film 222

Introduction to Digital Filmmaking

3

Film 255

Introduction to Digital Arts

3

Subtotal

 

6


Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres Electives

15 credits of electives selected from Film courses that are 300 level and above. To be taken after portfolio review. A minimum of 9 credits must be selected from the following:

Film 380

Media Arts Module: (subtitle)

3-9

Film 420

Intermediate Media Arts Module: (subtitle)

3-9

Film 460

Advanced Media Arts Module: (subtitle)

3-9

Subtotal

 

15

Film 509

Senior Project I

3

Subtotal

 

3

Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres Curriculum Total

36


Music Curriculum (36 cr)

Audition Requirement. Students selecting the Inter-Arts Music Curriculum option must pass an audition at the 200 level of proficiency.

Music 101

Fundamentals of Music*

3

or    
     

Music 123 and 127

Aural Theory I (1 cr) and Materials of Theory I (2 cr)

3

Music 124

Aural Theory II

1

Music 128

Materials of Theory II

3

Music 211

General History of Western Music I

3

Music 212

General History of Western Music II

3

Music 307

General History of Western Music III

3

MusPerf 2xx

Performance Instrument (4 semesters)

4

MusPerf 1

Fundamentals of Piano: (subtitle)**

1

Music xxx

Performing Organization Courses (4 semesters)

4

Music xxx

Music History Electives

3

Music xxx

Music Theory Electives

3

Music xxx

Music Electives

5-9

Music Curriculum Total

36


* May be required as determined by proficiency examination. If waived by proficiency exam, then credits must be taken as Music electives.

** MusPerf 1 may be waived by examination. If MusPerf 1 is waived, then credit must be taken as either a Music elective or as an additional semester of MusPerf 2xx Performance Instrument.

Theatre Curriculum (36 cr)

Theatre Core

Theatre 110

Fundamentals of the Actor's Process

3

Theatre 213

Play Analysis

3

Theatre 236

Theatre Production and Design

3

Theatre 275

Performing Arts Management

3

Theatre 305

The Theatrical Experience: (subtitle)

3

Select one of the following:

 

Theatre 214

Stagecraft

4

Theatre 225

Costume Construction

4

Pick any two of the following:

 

Theatre 321

The Theatre – Beginnings Through Realism

3

Theatre 322

The Theatre – Modern and Contemporary Period

3

Theatre 323

Special Topics in World Theatre: (subtitle)

3

Subtotal

 

25


Theatre Electives
: 11 credits from the following electives

Costume Option

Theatre 304

Costume Design

3

Theatre 325

History of Costume

3

Theatre 224

Make-up

3

Theatre 343

Patternmaking I

3

Theatre 401

Fabric Painting and Dyeing

3


Performance Option

Theatre 108

Introduction to Musical Theatre

3

Theatre 111

Theatre Games

3

Theatre 204

Participatory Theatre

3

Theatre 230

Acting II – Text and Performance

3

Theatre 231

Introduction to Voice and Speech

3

Theatre 260

Storytelling

3

Theatre 330

Acting Topics

3

Theatre 410

Stage Directing

3

Theatre 472

Performance Workshop Capstone

3

Theatre 699

Independent Study

2


Playwriting Option

Theatre 359

Playwriting

3

Theatre 459

Playwriting II

3

Theatre 465

Theatre Capstone: (subtitle)

3


Technical Theatre Option

Theatre 215

Properties Production

3

Theatre 318

Scene Design

3

Theatre 319

Scenic Painting

3

Theatre 337

Sound Production

3

Theatre 338

Lighting Production

3

Theatre 437

Sound Design and Technology

3

Theatre Curriculum Total

36


INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY (IAT) (Track 2)

Admission Requirements

Students planning to pursue the IAT track of the Inter-Arts degree must meet the admission and degree requirements of the Peck School of the Arts. After completing the Inter-Arts/IAT core (12 cr) and the Pre-IAT Studios (12 cr), IAT track majors will have their portfolio reviewed for approval by the IAT Review Committee.

Inter-Arts/IAT BFA Degree Requirements

University Core Curriculum

45

Inter-Arts/IAT Requirements

66

Electives

9

BFA Degree in Inter-Arts/IAT Track

120


IAT Requirements

Inter-Arts/IAT Core: 12 cr (included in University Core Curriculum)

Art 118

Digital Arts: Culture, Theory, Practice

3

Film 116

Listening and Recording

3

Music 220

Introduction to Computers with Music

3

Dance 321

Alexander Technique for the Performer

3


Pre-IAT Studios: 12 cr

Art 218

2D Design Strategies

3

Film 222

Introduction to Digital Filmmaking

3

Film 255

Introduction to Digital Arts

3

Music 327

Analog and Digital Synthesis I

3


Portfolio review:
After completing the Inter-Arts/IAT Core and Pre-IAT Studio requirements, students submit:

  1. a portfolio of three projects: two projects from different IAT studio courses and one project in any medium;
  2. a completed application form; and
  3. a copy of their academic transcript.

The IAT Review Committee will consider the artistic strength of the portfolio projects, student performance in classes, and overall GPA. All materials must be received by the posted deadline at the end of fall and spring semesters. The IAT Review Committee consists of a minimum of one representative faculty member from each discipline and the program coordinator(s), with a maximum of six faculty members. Faculty who have worked with these students are encouraged to share impressions of student work, maturity, and growth.

IAT Post-Portfolio Core: 15 cr

Art 316

Interactive and Multimedia Art

3

Dance 415

Movement and New Media Collaborations

3

Film 380

Media Arts Module: Physical Computing

3

FineArt 313

Programming for Artists

3

Music 680

Special Studies in Music: (subtitle)*

3


* Topics as approved on list maintained by IAT Coordinator

IAT Electives: 21 cr

Courses are selected from the approved list maintained by the IAT Coordinator. Students must take course prerequisites or seek permission of instructor for admission.

Art 224

Dynamic Typography

3

Art/Film 259/459

Photography Workshop: (subtitle)

3

Art 393

Digital Printmaking

3

Art 493

Advanced Digital Printmaking

3

Art 317

3D Imaging I

3

Art 319

Hybrid Sculptural Forms: (subtitle)*

3

Art 324

Web Design

3

Art 327

Digital Media Workshop: (subtitle)*

3

Art/Film 350

Color Photography

3

Art 402

Art and Design Workshop: (subtitle)*

3

Art 427

Advanced Design Workshop: (subtitle)*

3

Film 380

Media Arts Module: (subtitled)*

3

Film 420

Intermediate Arts Module: (subtitle)*

3

Film 455

Integrated Film/Video Exploration

3

Film 460

Advanced Media Arts Module: (subtitle)*

3

FineArt 411

Time/Space II

3

FineArt 311

Spatial Interactivity I

3

FineArt 511

Spatial Interactivity II

3

Music 301

Music Theory for Interdisciplinary Studies

3

Music 328

Digital Synthesis and Systems II

3

Music 420

Advanced Computing and Music

3

Music 680

Special Studies in Music: (subtitle)*

3


* Topics as approved on list maintained by IAT Coordinator

Theory and Context Courses: 6 cr

Electives (300 level or above from approved list)

 


Capstone Courses: 12 cr

FineArt 410

IAT Junior Project

6

FineArt 510

IAT Senior Project

6


IAT Junior and Senior Projects.
Students must complete the projects in good standing and present their work in a public exhibition/screening at the end of the semester.

General Electives: 9 cr

Total Inter-Arts/IAT BFA Degree Credits

120


 


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