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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

US 246 Investigating Fusion Forms in Performing Arts

The purpose of this University Seminar is to provide students with an opportunity to observe and analyze examples of the fusion of performance forms and styles; and eventually create a theatrical piece with text and music that reflects their ideas, beliefs, and also shows how they would like others to understand their point of view. Using the notion that “Art Imitates Life”, this course will draw subject material from important personal and community ideas, and extend out to global issues that affect us all. This course will explore the vast resource of pre-existing works including: drama and literature in all forms, opera, films and film score music, musicals, and instrumental music of all types and from many time periods. Individual ideas will be shared and collaboration will be encouraged. Students will be expected to produce their own work, either original or adapted from existing literature or musical scores, using the University as their stage.