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Performing Arts Foundation Courses

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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

Communications in the Arts

This course is designed to provide students with the necessary skills required for success in their chosen area of study. Through the exploration of various forms of communication including verbal, nonverbal, written and interpersonal; students will develop the ability to effectively communicate within the College and Art environments.

Hours: 24
Course Code: COMM-1200

Dance Foundations: Introduction I

Develop ballet technique, the foundation of most performance dance. Experience practical exercises that build strength and flexibility in the execution of dance steps. Perform dance sequences and basic dance combinations and explore commercial dance styles and the language of dance. Practice the elements of professional conduct required in a performance arts environment.

Hours: 66
Course Code: DANC-1100

Dance Foundations: Introduction II

Building on the knowledge gained in Dance Foundations: Introduction I, students will continue to develop ballet technique. Build strength and flexibility in the execution of dance steps as well as enhance the ability to perform dance sequences and basic dance combinations through practical exercises. Explore commercial dance styles and the language of dance. Practice the elements of professional conduct required in a performance arts environment.

Hours: 66
Course Code: DANC-1105

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

Performing Arts Overview

Learn about the different types of performing arts. Dance, music, theatre and other live performances will be analyzed for content and execution. Explore the various business roles supporting performing arts productions.

Hours: 36
Course Code: PAFD-1010

Creativity: An Introduction to Creative Thinking

Explore divergent thinking and look for possibilities for creative expression in the everyday. Employ brainstorming, use analogy and open-ended problem solving to build a toolkit of solutions for approaching artistic problems.

Hours: 36
Course Code: PAFD-1030

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

Technical Aspects of Theatre Part I

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: 36
Course Code: THTR-1005

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 Part II

Continue to discover the technical and design-related aspects of theatre production. Learn to properly notate a script and call book. Demonstrate knowledge of the technical layout, the vocabulary of technical theatre. and the roles of the key players on the technical team.

Hours: 36
Course Code: THTR-1015

Improvisation

Explore the skills involved in dramatic improvisation. Find personal identity through unscripted storytelling. Develop and perform in improvised drama.

Hours: 24
Course Code: THTR-1020

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