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PEI Occupational Health and Safety

An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.

Hours: 0
Course Code: SAFE-1005

Performance Business

Learn the business end of show business with an emphasis on the performer as the operator of a self-employed business. Explore concepts and practices in marketing, management and documentation. Examine the nature and function of show business professionals and professional associations and organization. Learn about contract negotiation, managing financial affairs and preparing grant applications. Prepare for auditions, synthesizing all elements of Theatre Performance program.

Hours: 36
Course Code: BUSI-2075

Dance Styles: Ballet I

Establish a secure Ballet technique and develop the skills required to support performance in the varied contexts and environments of today's dance scene. Emphasis on proper alignment and the development of strength and flexibility will contribute to a safe training process.

Hours: 84
Course Code: DANC-1000

Dance Styles: Contemporary I

Establish a secure technique in Contemporary dance, integrating strength, flexibility, stamina and coordination. Explore elements such as breath and phrasing, shift of weight, energy flow, and spatial awareness. Develop an understanding of the expressive nature of Contemporary dance.

Hours: 84
Course Code: DANC-1005

Dance Styles: Jazz I

Explore many styles of jazz, all marked by vibrant energy and dynamic performance. Develop movement vocabulary and build strength and flexibility through jazz dance.

Hours: 84
Course Code: DANC-1010

Dance Styles: Tap I

Knowledge of Tap dance greatly enhances a dancer?s employability, particularly in the realm of musical theatre and the cruise ship industry. Explore the technique and performance skills essential to Tap dancing. Using Tap?s distinct movement vocabulary, learn different rhythms and styles. Develop muscle memory and technical skill through work on movement sequences and combinations.

Hours: 18
Course Code: DANC-1020

Dance History

Explore the role of dance throughout history. Learn about key figures in the development of dance for stage. Study the development of dance performance in Canada, with a focus on twentieth century and later.

Hours: 36
Course Code: DANC-1025

Dance Styles: Ballet II

Advance ballet technique and build on existing skills required to support performance in the varied contexts and environments of today?s dance scene. Experience continued development of physical technique and artistic expression.

Hours: 84
Course Code: DANC-1035

Dance Styles: Contemporary II

Advance technique in Contemporary dance, integrating strength, flexibility, stamina and coordination while incorporating increasing complex combinations and movement sequences. Develop a personal "voice" in movement, engaging creativity and self-expression.

Hours: 84
Course Code: DANC-1040

Dance Styles: Jazz II

Explore many styles of jazz, all marked by vibrant energy and dynamic performance. Develop increasingly complex movement vocabulary and build strength and flexibility through jazz dance.

Hours: 84
Course Code: DANC-1045

Dance Styles: Tap II

Advance muscle memory and technical skill through work on movement sequences and combinations. Develop physical technique and stylistic interpretation essential to tap dancing. Explore increasingly complicated rhythms and styles.

Hours: 18
Course Code: DANC-1050

Dance Anatomy

Gain knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. Explore movement principals involved in dance performance. Develop strategies for achieving efficient function during the execution of dance movement.

Hours: 36
Course Code: DANC-1055

Dance Styles: Ballet III

Advance ballet technique to an intermediate level and build on existing skills required to support performance in the varied contexts and environments of today's dance scene. Experience continued development of physical technique and artistic expression.

Hours: 84
Course Code: DANC-2000

Dance Styles: Contemporary III

Enhance technical and performance skills in Contemporary Dance. Advance musicality and expressive range while incorporating increasing complex combinations and movement sequences. Develop a personal style, engaging creativity and self-expression.

Hours: 84
Course Code: DANC-2005

Dance Styles: Jazz III

Explore many styles of jazz, all marked by vibrant energy and dynamic performance. Develop technique, working toward an advanced level. Build strength and flexibility through jazz dance.

Hours: 84
Course Code: DANC-2010

Dance Styles: Tap III

Advance muscle memory and technical skill through work leading to intermediate level movement sequences and combinations. Develop physical technique and stylistic interpretation essential to tap dancing. Explore increasingly complicated rhythms and styles.

Hours: 18
Course Code: DANC-2015

Dance Composition

Gain an understanding of the choreographic process. Learn the compositional structures and devices used in dance creation. Use different stimuli to create solo and group dance pieces. Become adept at the collaborative process of creation.

Hours: 36
Course Code: DANC-2036

Dance Styles: Ballet IV

Advance ballet technique to an intermediate level and build on existing skills required to support performance in the varied contexts and environments of today?s dance scene. Experience continued development of physical technique and artistic expression.

Hours: 84
Course Code: DANC-2040

Dance Styles: Comtemporary IV

Enhance technical and performance skills in Contemporary Dance. Advance musicality and expressive range while incorporating increasing complex combinations and movement sequences. Further develop personal style, engaging creativity and self-expression. Demonstrate stylistic features of Contemporary Dance.

Hours: 84
Course Code: DANC-2045

Dance Styles: Jazz IV

Explore many styles of jazz, all marked by vibrant energy and dynamic performance. Develop technique to the advanced level. Build strength and flexibility through jazz dance.

Hours: 84
Course Code: DANC-2050

Dance Styles: Tap IV

Advance muscle memory and technical skill through work on intermediate level movement sequences and combinations. Develop physical technique and stylistic interpretation essential to tap dancing. Explore increasingly complicated rhythms and styles.

Hours: 18
Course Code: DANC-2055

Music Theory I

Learn the basic elements of music theory, with an emphasis on music notation including pitches, notes, rhythm, and key signatures. Apply theory in practical settings.

Hours: 24
Course Code: MUSC-1100

Music Theory II

Continue to study the basic elements of music theory, with the emphasis on music notation. Further develop the ability to apply this knowledge in increasingly complex melodic lines. Demonstrate the ability to analyze a musical score.

Hours: 24
Course Code: MUSC-1110

Acting Essentials: Introduction I

Learn the fundamental acting requirements expected of professional actors. Through physical and vocal exercises discover how bodies and voices are used as theatrical tools. Learn the methods for successful theatrical communication and expression.

Hours: 66
Course Code: THTR-1000

Acting Essentials: Introduction II

Continue to develop the fundamental requirements expected of professional actors including preparation for auditions. Further develop the ability to use the body and voice as theatrical tools through physical and vocal exercises. Apply the methods for successful theatrical communication and expression. Analyze and perform contemporary and classic scenes.

Hours: 66
Course Code: THTR-1010

Technical Aspects of Theatre

Discover the technical and design-related aspects of theatre production. Explore the role of the stage manager and learn to properly notate a script and call book. Learn the technical layout and the vocabulary of technical theatre as well as the roles of the key players on the technical team.

Hours: 24
Course Code: THTR-2001

Acting Essentials: Intermediate I

Review fundamental requirements expected of professional actors including preparation for auditions. Further develop the ability to use the body and voice as theatrical tools through physical and vocal exercises. Produce truthful performances by accessing emotional experiences, memory and imagination.

Hours: 48
Course Code: THTR-2005

Acting Essentials: Intermediate II

Review fundamental requirements expected of professional actors including preparation for auditions. Further develop the ability to use the body and voice as theatrical tools through physical and vocal exercises. Produce truthful performances by accessing emotional experiences, memory and imagination.

Hours: 48
Course Code: THTR-2015

Musical Theatre

Explore the interaction between the skills required for the performance of triple threat production numbers. Analyze roles in a musical theatre work.

Hours: 54
Course Code: THTR-2075

Voice Essentials: Introduction I

Develop basic vocal technique. Learn to incorporate movement with singing.

Hours: 27.5
Course Code: VOIC-1000

Voice Essentials: Introduction II

Develop singing abilities focusing on the mechanics of vocal production. Learn to interpret songs for theatrical performance, with particular consideration given to character development and story advancement. Explore movement and singing as well as microphone technique.

Hours: 27.5
Course Code: VOIC-1005

Voice Essentials: Intermediate I

Develop vocal technique and continue to develop the elements of group singing. Learn the vocabulary and guidelines required to work with an accompanist. Assemble an audition repertoire and progress the ability to audition in a professional manner.

Hours: 32
Course Code: VOIC-2005

Voice Essentials: Intermediate II

Continue to develop intermediate vocal technique and the elements of group singing. Use the vocabulary and guidelines required to work with an accompanist. Assemble an audition repertoire and progress the ability to audition in a professional manner.

Hours: 32
Course Code: VOIC-2030