World Arts and Cultures/Dance

Dance Graduate Courses

211A-211F. Advanced Choreography. (4 each) Lecture, two hours; studio, two hours. Theoretical aspects of advanced choreography for students who have reached level of self-initiation of substantial creative works. Refinement and realistic self-evaluation; critical counsel by acknowledged choreographers. S/U or letter grading.

C222. Music and Dance Collaborations. (4) Studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 67A, 67B. Designed for dance students who have had prior coursework/experience in choreography and for music students who have had prior coursework/experience in music composition. Opportunity for directors, choreographers, and composers to work together creating and developing material in their respective disciplines. Exploration of different forms and ways of approaching creative process of making dance and music, presenting material on weekly basis, and developing skills for discussion, critique, and review. Concurrently scheduled with course C122. S/U or letter grading.

C243. Production Arts Seminar. (4) Seminar, four hours. Theory and practice of production administration, including hands-on case studies for producing public events in arts and academia. Topics include, but are not limited to, history and theories of producing, mission statements, budgeting, marketing, public relations, fund-raising, legalities, and archiving. Concurrently scheduled with course C184. S/U or letter grading.

C245. Selected Topics in Dance Studies. (4) Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Designed for graduate students. Selected topics in study of dance and corporeality. Consult Schedule of Classes for topics to be offered in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic change. Concurrently scheduled with course C145. S/U or letter grading.

C252. History and Theory of Modern/Postmodern Dance. (4) Lecture, four hours; studio, two hours; outside study, six hours. Introduction to key figures in creation of modern dance, with special attention to their theories and philosophies and tracing of radical shift to postmodern dance that occurred in mid-20th century. Contemporary developments, both historical and theoretical. Student projects involve choreography and writing. Concurrently scheduled with course C152. S/U or letter grading.

CM268. Beyond Academia: Making Art in Real World. (4) (Same as World Arts and Cultures CM268.) Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Designed for graduate students. Focus on understanding bureaucratic structures and regional histories conditioning creation of art in real world, including such practical issues as publicity and grant-writing. Concurrently scheduled with course CM168. S/U or letter grading.

C271. Dance Production: Variable Topics. (4) Lecture, four hours; laboratory, two hours. Foundational experience in range of dance production practices, including but not limited to lighting design, set design, costume design, and stage management. Practical training in area covered, combined with theoretical inquiry into practice and opportunities for students to reflect on their own work and that of others. Completion of production project required. May be repeated for maximum of 12 units. Concurrently scheduled with course C171. S/U or letter grading.

C280. Dance for Camera. (4) Lecture, two hours; laboratory, two hours. Introduction to making dance for camera. Students acquire and apply basic video production skills for creation of movement-based projects. With rudimentary tools — to film, frame, set up shots, storyboard, design shot lists, and set-up lists, log and capture, edit, and export footage — students create their own dance for camera video projects. Students gain deeper understanding of conceptualization, practice, theory, history, and current state of dance for camera. Concurrently scheduled with course C180. Letter grading.

C406A. Advanced West African Dance. (2) Studio, three hours. Advanced-level study of dances originating from Mandingo culture in sub-Saharan Africa. May be repeated for credit without limitation. May be repeated for credit without limitation. Concurrently scheduled with course C106A. S/U or letter grading.

C409A. Advanced Hip-Hop Dance. (2) Studio, three hours. Advanced-level study of Hip-Hop movement practices. May be repeated for credit without limitation. Concurrently scheduled with course C109A. S/U or letter grading.

C412A. Advanced Special Topics. (2) Studio, three hours. Advanced-level study of variable movement practices. May be repeated for credit without limitation. Concurrently scheduled with course C112A. S/U or letter grading.

C413A. Advanced Ballet. (2) Studio, three hours. Advanced-level study of ballet as movement practice. May be repeated for credit without limitation. Concurrently scheduled with course C113A. S/U or letter grading.

C415. Advanced Modern/Postmodern Dance. (2) Studio, six hours. Advanced-level work in modern and/or postmodern movement practices. Technical training, with emphasis on increased understanding of movement principles and ability to apply these to performance. May be repeated for credit without limitation. Concurrently scheduled with course C115. S/U or letter grading.

441. Dance Production Practicum. (2 to 4) Laboratory, four to eight hours (one or two hours may be individualized consultation). Skills and understanding of production components in roles of stage manager, production assistants, and producer. May be repeated for maximum of 8 units. S/U grading.

452. Directed Field Study in Dance Education. (2 to 8) Seminar, one hour; field study, two hours minimum. Directed field study to provide teaching experience in community school or other approved site. No more than 4 units may be applied toward MA degree requirements. S/U grading.

490. Projects in Choreography and Performance. (2 to 8) Tutorial, one three-hour rehearsal per unit per week minimum. Creation, casting, and rehearsing of culminating concert, reflecting professional achievement in choreography or performance, in first term. In second term, direction of on-stage rehearsals for culminating concert by each student leading to fully staged performance. May be repeated for maximum of 16 units. S/U or letter grading.

498. Professional Internship in Dance. (4, 8, or 12) Seminar, to be arranged. Full- or part-time supervised fieldwork. Limited to MFA students. Internship in dance, theater, film, or television organization. Participation in creative, administrative, or technical work of professionals in their specialties. S/U or letter grading.