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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

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

Dance Foundations: Intermediate I

Continue to develop the technique and movement vocabulary of ballet and jazz dance genres. Learn Tap's distinct movement vocabulary, exploring different rhythms and styles. Develop muscle memory and technical skill through work on movement sequences and combinations. Focus on incorporation of presentation qualities with movement skills. Incorporate professional conduct into a studio setting.

Hours: 54
Course Code: DANC-2100

Dance Foundations: Intermediate II

Continue to develop the technique and movement vocabulary of ballet, jazz and tap dance genres using increasingly complex movement patterns and rhythm. Focus on incorporation of presentation qualities with movement skills. Incorporate professional conduct in the studio setting.

Hours: 84
Course Code: DANC-2105

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

Acting Styles I

Gain an understanding of the evolution of various styles of acting. Investigate performance principles of major practitioners from the 20th and 21st centuries. Employ previously acquired acting skills while developing versatility across a range of styles.

Hours: 36
Course Code: THTR-2010

Theatre for Young Audiences

Examine the history and explore thematic variations in the theatre for young audiences genre. Choose and perform scenes from a variety of styles for audiences of different ages. Learn to prepare a fully mounted production for presentation.

Hours: 126
Course Code: THTR-2020

Playing Shakespeare

Explore keys to unlocking Shakespeare for the actor, using modern text analysis and performance techniques. Hone ability to speak Shakespearean language clearly and without artifice. Improve diction and vocal capacity through exercises. Learn to perform poetry and prose incorporating appropriate performance qualities, and to read and analyze selected plays.

Hours: 36
Course Code: THTR-2050

Acting Styles II

Further study the evolution of various styles of acting. Investigate performance principles of major practitioners from the 20th and 21st centuries. Employ previously acquired acting skills while developing versatility across a range of styles.

Hours: 24
Course Code: THTR-2055

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 Ensemble I

Learn the basic aural skills to develop a critical ear to self-assess in a rehearsal setting. Learn to recognize intervals, chords and chord progressions. Progress knowledge of Solfège system. Gain experience singing in smaller ensembles (duets, trios, quartets, etc.) with emphasis on blend, musicianship and dramatic interaction. Build vocal repertoire.

Hours: 36
Course Code: VOIC-2010

Vocal Performance I

Present songs in a guided workshop environment. Connect techniques of vocal production with elements of storytelling. Gain skills required to work effectively with an accompanist.

Hours: 46
Course Code: VOIC-2015

Voice Ensemble II

Further develop the basic aural skills to develop a critical ear to self-assess in a rehearsal setting. Learn to recognize intervals, chords and chord progressions. Further progress knowledge of using Solfège system. Gain experience singing in smaller ensembles (duets, trios, quartets, etc.) with emphasis on blend, musicianship and dramatic interaction. Continue to build vocal repertoire.

Hours: 66
Course Code: VOIC-2020

Vocal Performance II

Continue to refine song presentation in a guided workshop environment. Enhance techniques of vocal production with elements of storytelling. Further develop skills required to work effectively with an accompanist.

Hours: 48
Course Code: VOIC-2025