CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT (ART)
1. PERFORMING ARTS (PF)
ART PF-00 Creative and Performing Arts Experience
Course Description: Students must have 120 hours of performing experience, demonstrating their skills in formal and informal situations such as stage productions, pantomimes, skits or other productions that require acting and/or performing ability in order to qualify for credits. Time spent practicing and preparing for such performances may be counted towards the 120 hours.
ART PF-01 Children's Entertainment Shows
Course Description: This course teaches simple rules for doing children's shows, making your own props and equipment. Students must plan and perform at least three unique performances for children to gain credits in this course.
ART PF-02 Story Telling
Course Description: Students learn and practice story telling as a witnessing technique. Students must have at least five successful story-telling sessions with children to gain credits for this course.
ART PF-03 Performing with Puppets I
Course Description: A complete course in making and performing with puppets. Students must have five hours of puppet performance experience to qualify for credits.
ART PF-04 Performing with Puppets II
Course Description: The art of puppetry is taught from the angle of using puppets for teaching children. All aspects of puppetry are covered, both scripting and staging for puppets, as well as hands-on practice with manipulating hand puppets and making use of lip sync dialogue. Students must have five hours of puppet performance experience to qualify for credits.
ART PF-05 Basic Stage Performance
Course Description: The student must have mastered a musical performing skill or routine of a sufficient standard to successfully present it to an audience. To qualify for credit, the student must have been an active participant in at least five public shows or performances done for live audiences.
ART PF-06 Advanced Stage Performance
Course Description: Students must be able to act or perform well for an audience. Students who have acted or performed professionally for TV, radio or commercial video productions qualify for credits.
ART PF-07 Radio Drama
Course Description: Students must play a major part in the creation of a dramatic reading on tape of at least 20 minutes long to qualify for credits. The reading should be as professionally recorded as possible, or performed for a large audience.
ART PF-08 Dance and Choreography
Course Description: Students must demonstrate sufficient skills to perform in the equivalent of a five-minute choreographed production for an audience.
ART PF-09 Clowning
Course Description: Students are taught the art of clowning for the purpose of both teaching and cheering up children. Costuming and performing are covered.
ART PF-10 Singing
Course Description: Students learn basic singing skills such as: breathing, warm up exercising, stretching singing muscles, facial stretching, common sense ways to improve, increase range, falsetto, developing individual style, vibrato, singing with recorded material, using a microphone, etc.
ART PF-11 Scripting For Emceeing at Performances
Course Description: Students practice writing scripts and emceeing for performances. Providing meaningful commentary to the audience between songs and performances is a very important part of any smooth running, meaningful performance.
2. MUSIC (MU)
ART MU-00 Music Practice and Performance
Course Description: At least 120 hours of musical instrument(s) practice or public performance are required to qualify for credits.
ART MU-01 Introduction to Reading Music
Course Description: A simple, practical approach to the foundations of music: notes, scales, and reading musical notations.
ART MU-02 Advanced Music
Course Description: An advanced class for those who already know how to play a musical instrument. This class contains a review of the basics and goes into a study of major and minor scales, intervals, chord construction and writing music for various instruments.
ART MU-03 Beginner Guitar
Course Description: Students learn the parts of the guitar, basic chords, strumming, tuning, care of the guitar, playing scales and notes on the guitar.
ART MU-04 Intermediate Guitar
Course Description: The student must demonstrate considerable skill and ability to play the guitar, have a good repertoire of songs they play by heart, and have played in at least three public performances in order to be granted credits.
ART MU-05 Beginner Keyboard
Course Description: Students learn the basics and demonstrate skill on a musical keyboard.
ART MU-06 Choral Harmony
Course Description: Students must have some performing experience in choral singing in harmony to a live audience in informal and formal situations in order to qualify for credits.
ART MU-07 Voice Training
Course Description: A class on basic voice training for public performances.
ART MU-08 A Christian Perspective on Music
Course Description: Students become familiar with a wide selection of traditional Christian hymns and gain insight into the life and times of the people who wrote them. The course also includes the history of various styles of devotional and inspirational Christian music (hymns and choruses, country music, popular religious music, Negro spirituals, etc.), as well as counsel about the dangers of ungodly music.
ART MU-09 Songwriting and Composing
Course Description: This course covers the basics of how to write a song, including music and lyrics. The student must write at least one song -- the lyrics and the music.
ART MU-10 Musical Instrument Skills
Course Description: To qualify for credits, a student must demonstrate a basic proficiency on a musical instrument of their choice other than a guitar.
ART MU-11 Computer Generated Music
Course Requirements: To earn credits, a student needs to demonstrate an understanding and reasonable proficiency in the use of a computer-based music creation and editing program. There are a number of these programs, most often calling for the use of an electronic keyboard that has a midi interface with a computer.
3. ART (AR)
ART AR-00 Artistic Expression and Experience
Course Description: Students who complete 160 hours of art-related work are eligible for credits. Students must demonstrate skill and proficiency in applying their artistic talents. They should be able to display various samples of their art work.
ART AR-01 Basic Drawing
Course Description: This course covers the geometry of drawing, planning your picture, understanding perspective, developing a sense of proportion, as well as practical advice on drawing equipment and techniques, mixing colors, painting tools, taking care of art work, mounting pictures, etc.
ART AR-02 Figure Drawing
Course Description: Students must become reasonably proficient in human figure drawing or cartooning in order to pass the course.
ART AR-03 Basic Crafts
Course Description: This course offers ideas and instruction on various craft items and decorations for all situations and occasions. Students are expected to complete one creative craft project in order to obtain credit.
ART AR-04 Specialty Craft Skills
Course Description: With this course the student has the opportunity to learn weaving, tie-dying, batik, book covering, making of toys, mobiles, flowers, working with plaster, ceramics, carving, papier-mch, origami, etc. Students are expected to master skills in two craft areas in order to qualify for credit.
ART AR-05 Flower Arranging
Course Description: This course covers the basic care and mechanics of arranging fresh and artificial flowers, as well as learning to artistically arrange flowers for different locations in the home.
ART AR-06 Floral Design with Dried Flowers
Course Description: The art of drying and arranging flowers is studied and practiced.
ART AR-07 Glass Cutting and Picture Mounting
Course Description: Students learn how to mount pictures, cutting a piece of glass to fit the chosen frame.
ART AR-08 Mural Painting
Course Description: Students must plan and participate in the painting of a wall mural.
ART AR-09 Sign Painting
Course Description: Learn the basics of lettering and sign painting for various purposes.
ART AR-10 Calligraphy
Course Description: The student learns basic letter formations and calligraphic printing and writing techniques. The student must complete three projects involving calligraphy to receive credit.
ART AR-11 Painting
Course Description: Students learn the basic techniques, equipment and materials involved in working in any one of several approaches to painting: oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, tempera, air brush, etc. The student must have a basic understanding of the mediums and techniques involved to receive credit in this course, and produce two paintings on a subject of their choice.
ART AR-12 Set Design
Course Description: Students learn to work with set designers and get first-hand experience in research, design and working practical considerations into the design, such as mobility, interchangeability and cost. They will learn to render drawings from design concept, confer with the art director, present drawings and sketches, oversee the building of sets, etc.
ART AR-13 Costume Design
Course Description: Students design show and/or theatrical costumes, working from plans and patterns, and supervising the making of two costumes.
ART AR-14 Display Design
Course Description: Students work with a Display Designer and learn to set up attractive and appealing public displays, either to promote a product or as an informational service to the public.
ART AR-15 Computer Generated Art 
Course Requirements: To earn credits, a student needs to demonstrate an understanding and reasonable proficiency in the use of a computer-based art and illustration program. Various programs are available on the market ranging from quite easy to use programs like Micrografx Windows Draw & Photo Magic programs (version 4 or higher), to more costly and sophisticated programs such as Adobe Photoshop or Corel Draw.
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