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FAVS 100: Film and Video Studies Colloquium
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Students are exposed to the film and video industry through film professionals. Students are required to attend all sessions, review the speaker's materials prior to the class, prepare questions, and complete written critiques. FAVS majors are required to take FAVS 100 twice.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 2

Students may repeat for a total of 5 credits but only 2 credits of C or better may be applied to the degree.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 100: Fundamentals of Music
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Study of musical notation, interval and triad construction, reading of treble and bass clefs, scale construction, rhythm, elementary sight singing and ear training, and application at keyboard.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Cannot be applied toward degree in music.

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

10 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 101: Introduction to Classical Music
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduces art-music tradition of West. Techniques for expanding listening skills developed through study of musical elements, styles, and selected masterworks of musical literature.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Music majors may take only as free elective.

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

6 Sections Scheduled

THR 101: Theatrical Medium
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Theater from the inside workings of production to informed and lively engagement with the art. Enhances an understanding of the nature of theater in society.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

3 Sections Scheduled

AVT 101: New Majors Colloquium
1 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Provides a common core experience of contemporary perspectives on the broad range of professional career options open to studio art majors. Lectures address practical concerns but emphasize social, ethical, and philosophical aspects of visual arts professions.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Required of all AVT majors. May be taken prior to declaring the major or during the first semester as a declared AVT major.

2 Sections Scheduled

DANC 101: Dance Appreciation
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduces dance as universal human activity, expression of cultural identity, and art form. Survey of global dance includes folk, ceremonial and ritual, trance, court, classical, and theatrical.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

5 Sections Scheduled

GAME 101: Introduction to Game Design
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introductory overview of the game development process with an emphasis on game design. Through detailed study of historical and current games, students will learn the language and structure needed to develop their own game ideas. Students will learn the many aspects of a game development team and how each of these roles contributes to a game's overall design.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

12 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 102: Popular Music in America
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Investigates popular music styles and development in the United States with particular emphasis on the past 50 years. Lectures, recordings, and video enhance critical listening skills and examine stylistic and social contexts of popular music.

When Offered: Fall, Spring 

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Music majors may take only as free elective.

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

7 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 103: Musics of the World
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Study and comparison of musical structure and expression in several world cultures, with special attention to social context and function. Studies selected Asian, Middle Eastern, African, and American (Latin, Native, African) cultures.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

For non-music majors only.  Fulfills the college-level requirement in non-Western culture.

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in global understanding.

9 Sections Scheduled

AVT 103: Introduction to the Artist's Studio
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Through projects, readings, class critiques, visuals, and field trips, students explore materials, techniques, concepts, and processes essential to understanding the language of visual arts and the artist's role. Develops imaginative thinking and sensitivity to visual environment.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 2

For non-majors only.

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

8 Sections Scheduled

AVT 104: Studio Fundamentals I
4 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Explores elements and principles of two-dimensional design, establishment of visual vocabulary, and critical analysis that supports conceptual development. Studio projects build fundamental knowledge, skills, understanding of precedents, and contemporary practices in visual arts.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

14 Sections Scheduled

AVT 105: Studio Fundamentals II
4 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Explores elements and principles of three-dimensional design, establishment of visual vocabulary, and critical analysis that supports conceptual development. Studio projects explore form and composition, time-based media, materials, precedents, and contemporary practices in visual arts.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

6 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 107: Jazz and Blues in America
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Historical, analytical, and aural survey of jazz from inception to present day. Looks at trends resulting from synthesis of jazz with other musical idioms.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Music majors may take as free elective or part of jazz studies concentration.

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

3 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 113: Aural Skills I
1 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Students taught to sing a line of music without accompaniment of instrument. Matching tones, major and minor scales, key signatures, intervals, rhythm, treble and bass clefs, and rhythmic and melodic dictation.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

3 Sections Scheduled

DANC 114: Rhythmic Analysis and Music Resources for Dance
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduces rhythmic structure, notation, and basic forms of music.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 2

Lecture, studio.

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 114: Aural Skills II
1-2 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Continuation of MUSI 113. Alto and tenor clefs, modulation, various modes, and melodic and harmonic dictation.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-2

4 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 115: Theory I
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Music notation, scales, key signatures, intervals, chords, cadences, and figured bass.

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

3 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 116: Theory II
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


First- and second-inversion chords, modulation, nonharmonic tones, figured bass, seventh chords. Analysis of Bach chorales; composition of four-part chorales in 18th-century style.

When Offered: Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

3 Sections Scheduled

DANC 118: World Dance
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Performance of a world dance form through presentation of fundamental techniques, music and culture. Area of concentration may vary to include an array of world dance forms.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 2

May be repeated for total 6 credits. Fulfills non-Western culture requirement for CHSS and COS students.

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in global understanding.

6 Sections Scheduled

DANC 119: Dance in Popular Culture: Afro-Latino Dance
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Performance of a popular dance form through presentation of fundamental techniques, music, and culture. Area of concentration may vary to include an array of popular dance forms.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

May be repeated for total 6 credits.

1 Sections Scheduled

DANC 125: Modern/Contemporary Dance I
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Introduces fundamentals of modern dance technique. Emphasizes improving anatomical awareness and alignment, increasing strength and flexibility, and developing rhythmic sensitivity.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

May be repeated for total of 6 credits.

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

10 Sections Scheduled

DANC 131: Beginning Jazz Technique
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Introduces fundamentals of jazz dance technique, explores the musical and cultural traditions of jazz dance, and its historical context. Emphasizes improving anatomical awareness and alignment, increasing strength and flexibility, and developing rhythmic sensitivity. Also introduces jazz improvisation and choreography.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

May be repeated for 6 credits.

2 Sections Scheduled

DANC 145: Ballet I
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Introduces fundamental elements of ballet technique and vocabulary. Stresses learning vocabulary and movement characteristics of this highly stylized art form. Emphasizes improving anatomical awareness and alignment, increasing strength and flexibility, and developing musicality.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

May be repeated for total 6 credits.

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

5 Sections Scheduled

DANC 150: Dance Improvisation
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Explores movement invention and discovery. Movement explored in relation to other art forms such as literature, painting, sculpture, and architecture; enhancing kinesthetic awareness; sensitivity to others; and the environment. Prerequisite for dance composition and choreography series.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

THR 150: Greeks to Restoration
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Examines the development of Western drama and the collective art of theater from its beginnings through Shakespeare. Considers readings in dramatic literature and history of theater in social and cultural contexts.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

2 Sections Scheduled

THR 151: Romanticism to Present
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Considers readings in dramatic literature and history of western theater in social and cultural contexts from the romantic period to present day.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

1 Sections Scheduled

DANC 170: Orientation to Dance Production
1 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduces sound, lighting, and stage management elements and terminology as related to dance performance. Intensive workshop setting emphasizes laboratory experience.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 171: Keyboard Skills I
1 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Study of piano keyboard as it relates to various clefs in music. Emphasis on solution of basic stylistic and technical problems.

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-6

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

5 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 172: Keyboard Skills II
1 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


When Offered: Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

Study of piano keyboard as it relates to intermediate song and combined in various music forms.

4 Sections Scheduled

AVT 180: New Media in the Creative Arts
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduces computing from artist's perspective. Emphasizes computer use for artistic creation and research. Overview of image making and time-based media within the broad context of contemporary art, new media art, and mediated culture.

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 2

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in information technology (all except ethics).

17 Sections Scheduled

DANC 190: First Year Seminar

Not Repeatable


Introduction to School of Dance, CVPA, and university resources available to dance majors. Weekly meetings focus on learning about opportunities for involvement in dance, the community, and adjusting academically. Each class addresses a topic to assist dance majors to effectively transition to college life.

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 0-1

1 Sections Scheduled

THR 191: Practical Theater Seminar

Repeatable within Term


Each semester registered students will 1) attend a Theater at Mason production, guest lecture or workshop, and 2) participate in a production load-in and 3) participate in a production strike. To graduate as a Theater major students must complete 4 semesters of the course. Course is repeatable up to twice in one semester.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

4 Sections Scheduled

THR 196: Performance and Design Practicum
1 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Academic credit awarded for satisfactory completion of a minimum of 30 hours of assignment on a Mason Player production. Assignments include performance, design, and stage management. Open to all Theater majors, theater minors, and non-majors.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Grading: Satisfactory/No credit only

Successful completion of this course is required to earn a Theater degree.

2 Sections Scheduled

THR 197: Management/Literary Practicum
1 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Academic credit awarded for satisfactory completion of a minimum of 30 hours of assignment on a Mason Players production. Positions include directing, dramaturgy, and leadership in technical productions. Open to all theater majors, theater minors, and non-majors.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Grading: Satisfactory/No credit only

Successful completion of this course is required to earn a Theater degree.

2 Sections Scheduled

THR 198: Theatrical Construction Practicum
1 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Academic credit awarded for satisfactory completion of a minimum of 30 hours of participation on a Mason Players production. Areas include scenery construction, scene painting, costume construction, light hang, light focus and props. Theater majors, theater minors, and non-majors welcomed.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

Grading: Satisfactory/No credit only

Successful completion of this course is required to earn a Theater degree. Recommended for freshman Theater majors, first year transfers, and new Theater majors. Contact School of Theater for CRN.

38 Sections Scheduled

THR 199: Production Run Crew Practicum
1 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Academic credit awarded for satisfactory completion of a minimum of 30 hours of assignment on a Mason Players production. Assignments include run crew, light board operator, sound board operator, wardrobe, and fly crew. Theater majors, theater minors, and non-majors welcomed.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

Grading: Satisfactory/No credit only

Successful completion of this course is required to earn a Theater degree. Recommended for freshman Theater majors, first year transfers, and new Theater majors. Contact School of Theater for CRN.

3 Sections Scheduled

THR 200: Play Production Practicum
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Academic credit is awarded for satisfactory completion of a minimum of 30 hours of assignment on a Mason Players production. Students who have completed THR 196, THR 197THR 198, and THR 199 may register for THR 200 to receive credit for their participation on additional productions.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

Grading: S/NC

May be repeated for 8 credits.
Contact School of Theater for CRN.

6 Sections Scheduled

THR 201: Stage Management
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduction to the fundamentals of stage management and the stage manager's role for production. Learn and develop the organizational skills of running and maintaining a production with emphasis on skillful methods in communication and problem solving. Analyzes text from a Stage Manager's perspective. Requirements include creating a stage manager prompt book containing important show documents.

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

2 Sections Scheduled

AVT 204: Visual Thinking
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Explores the ways contemporary artists use principles of design and perception to challenge how we see our world physiologically, psychologically, or socially. Examples drawn from film, photography, new media art, and other contemporary artistic media.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

3 Sections Scheduled

DANC 210: Anatomy and Kinesiology for Dance
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Covers aspects of anatomy and kinesiology that directly apply to correct development of dance technique. Emphasizes exercise correctives and imagery to correct insufficient muscle pattern and reduce stress on the body.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 2

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

1 Sections Scheduled

THR 210: Acting I
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Students practice contemporary acting techniques individually and in a group. Promotes and develops performance and practical communication skills. Attend theatrical productions, and respond to those experiences.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

9 Sections Scheduled

GAME 210: Basic Game Design
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduction to computer game design and development including a brief history of the field andassociated tools are explored through simple game design projects. current industry practice and production. Current major game design software, hardware, and 

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

7 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 213: Aural Skills III
2 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Continuation of Music 114. Emphasizes modulation, chromatic and nontonal melodies, various modes, melodic and harmonic dictation, c clefs, and improvisation.

Corequisites: Music 114, or permission of instructor.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 2

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 214: Aural Skills IV
2 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Continuation on MUSI 213 with emphasis on chromatic and non-tonal harmonies.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 2

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 215: Theory III
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Study of four-part chromatic harmony and analysis of 19th-century compositions.

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

2 Sections Scheduled

AVT 215: Typography
4 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduction to history and use of type. Reading and projects develop awareness of type as a linguistic and visual communication tool. Introduces typographic design elements, including color, hierarchy, integration with imagery, structure, and content.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

5 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 216: Theory IV
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Study of melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, and formal processes in post-tonal music.

When Offered: Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

2 Sections Scheduled

AVT 217: Introduction to Web Design
4 credits | 

Not Repeatable


An introduction to contemporary web design, in particular to standards, as a successful tool in design communication. Students gain hands-on experience on design issues specific to Web-based presentations, learn web page layout, effective navigation and delve into the design process.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

5 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 221: Applied Music I
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies 1.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0.5

May be repeated for up to 8 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 222: Drawing I
4 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduction and exploration of the fundamentals of drawing methods and materials, with emphasis on observational study and critical analysis of the effective and expressive use of line, mass, value, perspective, and formal composition. Emphasis on problems involved in representational and abstract visual interpretations of forms.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

AVT majors encouraged to take AVT 222 with AVT 104.

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

15 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 222: Applied Music in Keyboard
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in Keyboard.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0.5

May be repeated for up to 8 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 223: Applied Music in Voice
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in Voice.

Corequisites: MUSI 381, MUSI 384, or MUSI 385.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0.5

May be repeated for up to 8 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 224: Applied Music in Woodwind
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in Woodwind.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-12

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0.5

May be repeated for up to 8 credits

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 225: Applied Music in Brass
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in Brass.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-12

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0.5

May be repeated for up to 8 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

FAVS 225: The History of World Cinema
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


This course is a survey of the history of cinema. It explores the development of world cinema from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century to the 1990s. The course will enable students to comprehend the evolution of the history and language of cinema in order to connect the art of filmmaking with the "outside forces" (i.e., the economic institutions, key figures, historical events and social issues) that profoundly shape and influence it.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

 

8 Sections Scheduled

DANC 225: Modern/Contemporary Dance II
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Further develops knowledge, skills, and appreciation of modern dance through continued exploration of techniques, aesthetics, and creativity. Continuing the development of anatomical awareness and alignment, technical clarity, and rhythmic sensitivity.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

May be repeated for total 9 credits.

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 226: Applied Music in String
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in String. 

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0.5

May be repeated for up to 8 credits.

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 227: Applied Music in Percussion
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in Percussion.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-6

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0.5

May be repeated for up to 8 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 228: Applied Music in Composition
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in Composition. 

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0.5

May be repeated for up to 8 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 229: Non-Major Applied Music I
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies I.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

No Sections Scheduled

THR 230: Fundamentals of Production
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Students explore current production practices and their historical development in scenery, costumes, lighting, and sound through classroom and hands on experience. Concepts and skills acquired in this class may be applied in theater, film, dance, game design, art, corporate events, and architecture. Lab hours include work on live performances.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

3 Sections Scheduled

GAME 230: History of Computer Game Design
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


History of computer game design including games as a new medium for education, entertainment, and communications. Aspects of the business of computer game publishing, game criticism, storytelling, interactive fiction, violence, and virtual communities will be explored.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

6 Sections Scheduled

DANC 231: Intermediate Jazz Technique
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Further study of the concepts of jazz dance technique, and in-depth study of 21st century jazz dance forms. Emphasizes furthering anatomical awareness and alignment, developing technical clarity, rhythm and syncopation. Continues exploration of jazz improvisation and choreography.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

May be repeated for 12 credits.

1 Sections Scheduled

GAME 231: Computer Animation for Games
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


2D and 3D modeling, character design, and animation projects are constructed using commercial and proprietary software and game design tool kits and engines. Simple texturing and models rigging for game animation will be discussed.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

5 Sections Scheduled

GAME 232: Online and Mobile Gaming
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Class covers the history, practice, and design of online and mobile games. Class will discuss the current state of the smartphone applications and study the best practices to be successful in the applications market. Students will learn the development process for smartphone applications and develop original and innovative applications in a team-based environment.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

4 Sections Scheduled

AVT 232: Painting I
4 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduction to the basic methods and principles of painting with a focus on observation, paint application, formal composition, color mixing, and the articulation of form. Students develop a visual awareness as they become familiar with the language of image making, construction, analysis, and awareness. Students prepare portfolios for collaborative and reflective critique.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

8 Sections Scheduled

THR 235: Costume Crafts
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


This course serves as the foundation and prerequisite for costume courses in design and construction. Costume Crafts will introduce the principles of apparel design and construction for stage and screen costumes. Requirements for this course will include the complete construction of two items and the compilation of a sample notebook containing important construction techniques.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 241: Applied Music II
2 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies 2.

Prerequisites: Audition or portfolio.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

May be repeated for up to 16 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 242: Applied Music in Keyboard
2 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in Keyboard.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

May be repeated for up to 16 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 243: Applied Music in Voice
2 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in Voice.

Corequisite(s): MUSI 381, 384, or 385.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

May be repeated for up to 16 credits.

 

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 243: Printmaking I
4 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduction to basics of hand printing. Emphasis on translation and transferal of images, tools, equipment, and technical skills for making a well-defined print. Students explore drawing, synthesis, and multiplicity in this interactive and collaborative course. Presentations and field trips focus on aesthetic and cultural concerns of making multiple images.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

3 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 244: Applied Music in Woodwind
2 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in Woodwind. 

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

May be repeated for up to 16 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 245: Applied Music in Brass
2 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in Brass. 

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

May be repeated for up to 16 credits.

 

 

No Sections Scheduled

DANC 245: Ballet II
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Further develops fundamental elements of ballet technique and vocabulary. Stresses increasing vocabulary and movement characteristics of this highly stylized art form. Continuing emphasis on improving anatomical awareness and alignment, increasing strength and flexibility, and developing musically. 

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

May be repeated for total 9 credits.

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 246: Applied Music in String
2 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in String.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

May be repeated for up to 16 credits.

 

 

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 247: Applied Music in Percussion
2 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in Percussion.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

May be repeated for up to 16 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 248: Applied Music in Composition
2 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in Composition. 

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

May be repeated for up to 16 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 249: Non-Major Applied Music II
2 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies II.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 2

No Sections Scheduled

FAVS 250: Business of Film and Video
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


This course provides an overview of the film industry from a business perspective. Students learn basic business practices, film financing, business plans, film distribution, and management and marketing techniques appropriate for the film industry.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Equivalent to FAVS 355.

3 Sections Scheduled

GAME 250: Music for Film and Video
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Selection, editing, processing, and integration of sounds and music (post-production) for film, video, and animation. Time, frequency, and amplitude domain digital post-production techniques will be studied.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

5 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 251: The Art of Teaching Music
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Introduces and explores various music teaching professions. Examines philosophical, pedagogical, and practical issues in context of diverse teaching situations and venues that range from private studio and public school to community music schools and commercial establishments.

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Requires observing professionals in the field.

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in oral communication for the Music BM only.

2 Sections Scheduled

DANC 251: Dance Composition I
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduces basic principles for composing dance movement. Focuses on simple compositional forms as they apply to solo performer, discussion, analysis, and evaluation of artistic choices. Students maintain video and written journals to document their artistic process.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

2 Sections Scheduled

DANC 252: Dance Composition II
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Explores compositional elements in dance as they apply to group forms. Offers continued experience in developing and manipulating movement phrases using a variety of compositional forms. Introduces conducting rehearsals and selecting music. Students discuss, analyze, and evaluate artistic choices in composition using appropriate dance arts vocabulary and terminology, and maintain video and written journals to document artistic process.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 252: Popular Music Arranging
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


This course explores popular music styles and genres. Using this information to analyze popular music and arrange the music for various ensembles.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 252: Fundamentals of Photography
4 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduces basic principles and aesthetics of photography, 35-mm camera operation, and darkroom practices, including film processing and print development.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

4 Sections Scheduled

AVT 253: Introduction to Digital Photography
4 credits | 

Repeatability 


Introduction to the digital camera as a tool for electronic photographic image making. Students will be introduced to principles and exploration of the aesthetics of digital photography and also learn basic image-editing skills in a computer environment.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

16 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 254: Music and Technology
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Study of technology related to music, including audio synthesis and computer-based hardware and software.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Equivalent to MUSI 315.

2 Sections Scheduled

FAVS 255: Video Production for Film
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


This course is a hands-on methods course in video production for film. Through practice, reading, film viewing and discussions, you will be introduced to the art and activity of digital filmmaking across film genres. Students must complete reading, writing, and production assignments that justify and plan for their creative choices. Handouts describing projects, expectations and evaluative criteria will be provided.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

FAVS majors only.

Equivalent to COMM 355.

 

 

4 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 259: Music in Computer Technology
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Overview of ways computer is used in music. Topics include principles of musical instrument digital interface (MIDI); various kinds of synthesis; acoustics and sound processing; and musical composition using the computer. Explores music resources of internet and surveys current multimedia applications in music history, theory, ear training, improvisation, and notation.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 2

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

Equivalent to MUSI 415.

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in information technology (all).

6 Sections Scheduled

FAVS 260: Video Editing for Film
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


This course will instruct on the theories and technical expertise pertaining to video editing by utilizing various video editing software. The course will combine lectures, discussions, and demonstrations with hands on projects.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

2 Sections Scheduled

AVT 262: Sculpture I
4 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Projects in sculpture that emphasizes contemporary theory and issues, the development of individual concepts, and creative solutions. Explores the application of materials, tools, and imaginative processes. Faculty demonstrations, lectures, gallery and museum visits, and regular student work critiques.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

6 Sections Scheduled

DANC 270: Dance Production Lab
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Practical experience in stage crew, sound, or lighting of dance productions through rehearsal to public performance for university dance concerts or guest artist programs.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

May be repeated for total of 6 credits.

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 273: Keyboard Skills III
1 credits | 

Credits: 1

Limited to 3 Attempts


Continuation of MUSI 172. Study of techniques of harmonization at the piano keyboard.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

Nonmusic majors must have permission of instructor.

3 Sections Scheduled

AVT 280: Introduction to New Media Arts
4 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Investigates ways in which contemporary artists employ tools in response to social, political and cultural conditions.  Students create meaningful works of art that demonstrate conceptual and contextual awareness plus technical ability.

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

4 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 280: Athletic and Ceremonial Ensemble
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Students gain an understanding of American popular and other musics developing personal expression via performance and creative design. Students also learn and develop leadership and management skills. An understanding of the vital role of community outreach and service is gained through first-hand experience.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

8 Sections Scheduled

FAVS 280: Writing for the Moving Image
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


This course is an introduction to writing for the moving image through lecture, discussion, and critiques of exercises and written works. By the end of the semester, each student will have produced a variety of analyses and/or blueprints for creative moving image projects including short fiction, commercial advertisement, scripted television, collaborative fiction, short non-fiction reality programming. and other forms.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

3 Sections Scheduled

GAME 300: Portfolio Preparation
1 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Student creates and refines a web portfolio to utilize throughout the course of study in presenting projects to aid in internship application and professional development.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

3 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 300: Recital Attendance

Repeatable within Degree


Students attend 10 student recitals to be selected from departmental and music education recitals, and junior, senior, and graduate recitals. 

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-6

Grading: S/NC

2 Sections Scheduled

FAVS 300: Global Horror Film
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Taking an historical approach through various national and international cinemas, the course begins with horror film's literary and theatrical origins and traces its development into a modern (and postmodern) form of universal storytelling.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in global understanding.

5 Sections Scheduled

AVT 300: Artsbus Attendance

Repeatable within Term


Students travel to New York or other destinations aboard the AVT Artsbus to attend faculty-selected exhibitions.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Grading: S/NC

AVT majors must satisfactorily complete course once for each semester they are enrolled as majors, up to five times. Repeatable up to three times per semester.

6 Sections Scheduled

THR 300: Voice and Speech
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


For performers, presenters, and anyone wishing to improve their speaking voice. Basic techniques in breathing, vocal production, and articulation.

When Offered: Fall.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

2 Sections Scheduled

AVT 301: Visual Voices Colloquium
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Students attend AVT Visual Voices lecture series during the semester and complete assignments related to the topics covered.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

AVT majors must accumulate at least 3 credits in this colloquium to graduate. May be repeated each semester up to a total of 8 credits.

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 301: Music in Motion Pictures
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Intensive study and analysis of using music tracks in motion pictures to introduce the picture; set a scene, create moods, or for musical numbers. From the silent film scores of the 1920s to the present (including electronic music).

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

2 Sections Scheduled

THR 301: Advanced Study in Voice
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Addresses various topics in technique of vocal production for the actor with an emphasis on playing characters for stage, radio, voice-over, and screen.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

1 Sections Scheduled

THR 303: Movement for Actors
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Develops the physical aspect of the actor's instrument emphasizing free and responsive expression of impulse and intention, as well as character development and visual storytelling.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 303: Topics in Ethnomusicology
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Advanced study of theory and method in ethnomusicology with specific thematic or geographic focus. Course emphasizes critical thinking, listening, and research in the study of music from around the world.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

No Sections Scheduled

THR 304: Advanced Movement for Actors
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Advanced work in physical expression, for character development.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

No Sections Scheduled

THR 305: Unarmed Stage Combat
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Studies safe, effective techniques for performing violence for stage and screen. Emphasizes acting the fight, safety, and storytelling.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 305: Creative Processes
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Study of the creative process in general, with emphasis on the inspiration, working methods, and final creations of various artists. Students explore their own creative processes through journal keeping, collaborative exercises, and projects.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 307: Aesthetics
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Interdisciplinary course examines broad range of contemporary art and culture to engage an expansive conception of aesthetic experience. Students engage with historical and contemporary aesthetic theories, build heightened aesthetic sensibility, and explore their personal aesthetic.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

5 Sections Scheduled

AVT 309: Art as Social Action
3 credits 

1 Sections Scheduled

GAME 310: Game Design Studio
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Studio course that focuses on team-based game design. In collaboration with undergraduate students from VSITE's CS game design concentration, student teams design and develop complete computer-based and online serious and/or entertainment games.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

4 Sections Scheduled

THR 310: Acting II
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Deepens an understanding of performance analysis, and character relationships through scene work.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

3 Sections Scheduled

FAVS 311: Producing I
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


A comprehensive introduction to producing, production management, and assistant directing for motion pictures. Students will gain practical experience as producers, production managers, and assistant directors on Mason student film productions and GMU-TV's Studio A show. The course will cover script breakdown, budgeting, shooting schedules, market research, fundraising, recruiting and managing cast and crew, payroll, and other areas in producing.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

2 Sections Scheduled

AVT 311: Graphic Design Methods and Principles
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Emphasis on developing design solutions requiring demographic, historical, and/or cultural research. Course strengthens design and typography skills, introduces conceptual problem solving, audience considerations, and broad-based tools designers use to develop effective visual communication solutions.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

5 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 311: Jazz Studies
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Musicianship course integrating jazz improvisation, theory, composition, and arranging. Focuses on concepts unique to our time in style, form, and harmony. 

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 313: Editorial Design
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Development and production of long-form design projects (magazines, newspapers, catalogs, and other serial and/or multipage publications). Emphasis on narrative, consistency, structure, clarity. Addresses information design issues and reinforces conceptual skills and integration of imagery and text.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

5 Sections Scheduled

THR 313: Event Technology
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


A theoretical and practical study of event technology. The course will include specifications, layout installation techniques and operation of sound systems, lighting systems and video systems for event industry sectors.

When Offered: Fall.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

3 Sections Scheduled

THR 314: Lighting Stagecraft
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Practical and theoretical instruction on becoming theatrical electrician. Includes ideas on workplace safety, basic electrical procedures, theatrical electrical production, integrating with other theater professionals, and professionalism.

Corequisite(s): Must be concurrently enrolled in THR 200

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

THR 315: Sound Engineering
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Study theory and practice of audio engineering for theater and the entertainment industry.

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

2 Sections Scheduled

THR 316: Scene Painting
3 credits 

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 318: History of Graphic Design
3 credits 

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 319: Class Composition and Arranging
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Students write original compositions for specified instruments, voices, or combinations. They then apply compositional principles to the creative arrangement of existing music of various styles.

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

GAME 320: Digital Painting for Games
3 credits 

1 Sections Scheduled

THR 320: Performance Studio
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Builds on existing skills in observation, sense memory, relaxation, and improvisation. Students learn variety of methods for scene preparation to apply to their own acting process.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

THR 321: Acting Shakespeare
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Develops understanding of challenges of performing Shakespeare by building on body of acting skills and knowledge. Focuses on how structure of language in plays reflects, reveals, and expresses character's emotional life. Students use detailed script analysis, expansion of vocal range, and use of actions and objectives to achieve experience of transforming Shakespeare's language into powerful theatrical expressions.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 323: Music Education Recital

Not Repeatable


Recital on major instrument given by student during junior or senior year. 

Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in appropriate 2-credit private music instruction course.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Grading: S/NC

Recital must be at least 25 minutes long. All recitals by arrangement. Students must consult with director of applied music studies to register and schedule dates.

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 323: Drawing II
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Students develop observational, sketching, and rendering skills. Introduction to a range of materials, methods, formal concepts, drawing in series, and critique vocabulary.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

7 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 324: Junior Recital
1 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Public recital by the student during junior year. 

Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in appropriate 3-credit private music instruction course.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Junior recital must be at least 25 minutes long. All recitals by arrangement. Students must consult with director of applied music studies to register and schedule dates.

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 324: Figure Drawing
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Drawing with an emphasis on the observational study of the human body. Human anatomy and proportion are examined through a series of methodological approaches, including gesture, contour, mass, and modeling.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

2 Sections Scheduled

DANC 324: Introduction to Dance Conditioning
2 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Course involves intensive rehabilitation and conditioning exercises and realignment training geared for the individual dancer. In-depth understanding of injury prevention and neuromuscular re-education are applied to ballet and modern technique classes.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1-3

May be repeated for a total of 12 credits

No Sections Scheduled

DANC 325: Modern/Contemporary Dance III
1-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Explores intermediate level of modern dance technique. Emphasizes improving anatomical awareness, increasing strength and flexibility, expanding modern dance vocabulary, and developing flow and dynamic range. 

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1-3

May be repeated for total 24 credits.

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts (for transfer students only).

10 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 325: Performance Seminar and Vocal Literature for Singers and Accompanists I
2 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Students assigned vocal literature in Italian, English, German, and French from Baroque to 21st century, and perform in a weekly master class format. Designed for vocal performance and piano and accompanying majors; develops and improves artistic and performance skills, repertoire preparation and execution, diction, interpretation, style, and overall stage presence.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 326: Performance Seminar and Vocal Literature for Singers and Accompanists II
2 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Students assigned vocal literature in Italian, English, German, and French from Baroque to 21st century, and perform in a weekly master class format. Designed for vocal performance and piano and accompanying majors; develops and improves artistic and performance skills, repertoire preparation and execution, diction, interpretation, style, and overall stage presence.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 326: Nontraditional Approaches to Drawing
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Encourages students to challenge some traditional approaches to drawing by creating innovative works that combine familiar drawing techniques with a variety of materials, approaches, and unusual formats.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 327: Illustration
3 credits 

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 328: Mixed Media
3 credits 

1 Sections Scheduled

THR 329: Directing
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduces process for directing through text analysis, rehearsal and staging techniques, and collaborative development of production idea. Students direct and apply concepts to develop a critical and productive perspective.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

2 Sections Scheduled

GAME 330: Computer Game Platform Analysis
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Current and prototype consumer gaming platforms and consoles. Analysis will include conversion, transposition, and porting game media among most commercially produced platforms for analysis and comparisons.

Corequisite(s): GAME 331

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

2 Sections Scheduled

THR 330: Seminar in Technical Theater
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Offered periodically; addresses selected topic in design or technical theater on advanced level.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

May be repeated for total 24 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 331: Music History in Society I
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Historical survey of Western music from Greek times through the late Baroque era, with emphasis on specific musical genres and composers who developed them. Musical developments are related to other aspects of society. Instruction conducted by lectures, recordings, and video. Learning process enhanced by reading, listening, writing, and analytical assignments.

When Offered: Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

2 Sections Scheduled

GAME 331: Consumer Gaming Platform Analysis Lab
1 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Current and prototype consumer gaming platforms and consoles. Analysis will include conversion, transposition, and porting game media among most commercially produced platforms for analysis and comparisons.

When Offered: Fall

Corequisite(s): GAME 330

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

3 Sections Scheduled

FAVS 331: Cinematography
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


This course aims to recreate a professional camera department environment. By the end of the course, students should be able to understand and perform the function of first assistant cameraperson or second assistant cameraperson on a camera crew. Students will understand the history, function, art, craft, and science of cinematography.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

3 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 332: Music History in Society II
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Historical survey of Western music from the early Classical era through mid-19th century, with emphasis on specific musical genres and composers who developed them. Musical developments related to other aspects of society. Lectures, recordings, video. Learning process enhanced by reading, listening, writing, and analytical assignments.

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills writing intensive requirement in the major.

2 Sections Scheduled

GAME 332: RS: Story Design for Computer Games
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Use of narrative structure and new media for designing computer game scenarios and stories. Traditional narrative techniques (text stories, novels, films) will be examined, as well as translations of the traditional to interactive, non-linear modes of communications. Analysis of current computer game story design theories, philosophies, and techniques will be covered.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills writing intensive requirement in the major.

4 Sections Scheduled

THR 332: History of Fashion and Dress
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Explores evolution of silhouette, color, fabric, accessories, and make-up appropriate to development of clothing during specific historical eras. Offers broader understanding of sociological context influencing Western dress.

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0

May be repeated for total 9 credits if specific course content differs.

No Sections Scheduled

THR 333: Stage Design
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Fundamentals of creating, developing, and communicating design idea through sketches, plans, rendering, or models. Analysis of text from designer's perspective.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

FAVS 333: Sound Editing and Recording
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


This course instructs students on the theories, techniques and technologies pertaining to recording audio in the field and studio and to audio editing and mixing for film and video. The course will be lecture based with practical lab and field exercises applying concepts and equipment presented during the lecture.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

3 Sections Scheduled

AVT 333: Painting II
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Focuses on the development of formal and technical skills, with an emphasis on paint application, color interaction, and support building and preparation. Introduces concepts, methodologies, and approaches relevant to contemporary painting.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

2 Sections Scheduled

THR 334: Lighting Design
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduces the fundamentals of lighting design, including research, paperwork communication, and technology for lighting. Topics include the controllable qualities of light, basic terminology, equipment, personnel and procedures. Learn to see light and develop a shared vocabulary for describing light and the process. Analyzes texts from designer's perspective.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

FAVS 335: Sound and Lighting for Film and Video
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


This course will instruct students on the theories, techniques, and technologies pertaining to recording audio and lighting scenes in both field and studio video productions. The course will be lecture based with practical lab styled exercises reinforcing topics presented during lecture.

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

No Sections Scheduled

THR 335: Costume Design
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Project-oriented class emphasizing the art and process of designing costumes for the stage and screen, including historical period, script analysis, design concepts, color theory, and costume rendering.

When Offered: Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 336: Experimental Painting
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Using contemporary painting practices as starting place, students explore a variety of experimental and conceptual approaches to painting.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

1 Sections Scheduled

THR 336: Technical Direction
3 credits 

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 337: Figurative Painting
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Working primarily with live models, students explore the human form as the main subject for a variety of visual and expressive inquiries.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

No Sections Scheduled

THR 337: Sound Design
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Study theory and practice of sound design for theater and the entertainment industry.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 338: Music History in Society A
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Historical survey of Western music from the late Renaissance through the Romantic era, with emphasis on specific musical genres and composers who developed them. Musical developments are related to other aspects of society. Instruction conducted by lectures, recordings, and video. Learning process enhanced by reading, listening, writing, and analytical assignments.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0

No Sections Scheduled

THR 339: Principles of Design
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduction to the principles of theatrical design. Course explores various design responsibilities and methods to create visual images for the stage through script analysis, research, and production team collaboration.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

THR 340: Advanced Studies in Directing
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Expands directing techniques through staging extended scenes or one-act plays. Emphasizes collaborative process and production organization.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 341: Diction for Singers I: Italian Diction and English Diction
2 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Increases proficiency in singing in Italian and English by teaching International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), and strengthens performance of Italian and English art songs and operatic repertoire. Focuses on intensified, systematic study of phonetics as it applies to singing in Italian and English.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 2

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

1 Sections Scheduled

THR 342: Makeup Design
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Project-oriented class emphasizing makeup for different performance spaces, character age analysis, facial anatomy, and specialized application for theater, opera, dance, film, and television.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 342: Diction II
2 credits 

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 343: Printmaking II
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


An introduction to relief, screenprint, and intaglio printing; including the study of historical antecedents and their relevancy to contemporary printmaking. Students learn reductive and additive techniques in preparing printing surfaces.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

2 Sections Scheduled

AVT 345: Paper/Print/Book as Language
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduces the artist's book as both physical structure and creative association of words and images. Students learn techniques of bookmaking, binding, and traditional and digital printmaking to produce an artist-made book with narrative and sequential elements.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

No Sections Scheduled

DANC 345: Ballet III
1-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Provides continued ballet training for intermediate-level dancer. Emphasizes increasing technical proficiency, improving anatomical awareness, and developing deeper understanding of skills and principles of ballet technique and how they provide foundation to teach and perform.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1-3

May be repeated for 24 credits.

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

10 Sections Scheduled

THR 345: Puppetry
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Exploring of puppetry, and experiments with building and performance styles, through Original work.

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 2

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 4

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 346: Digital Printmaking
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


A beginning course in hand printing digitally processed images. Projects focus on electronic means of creating and manipulating imagery. Students achieve skills in multiple steps and incremental development required in making prints.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

2 Sections Scheduled

THR 350: Script Analysis
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Critical analysis of dramatic literature as preparation for production and performance. Examination of plot, character, theme, audience impact, and cultural context, and the transformation of intellectual ideas into physical theatrical production elements.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Writing intensive course.

Fulfills writing intensive requirement in the major.

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 351: Keyboard Pedagogy
3 credits | 

Credits: 3

Limited to 3 Attempts


Investigates methods, theories, techniques, and materials to teach keyboard to children and adults in individual and group situations.

When Offered: Fall, Summer

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

THR 351: Dramatic Theory and Criticism
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Chronological study of development of dramatic theory and criticism from Plato and Aristotle through modern movements. Students read plays, theoretical works, and critical responses, and write original criticism of performances or texts.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

No Sections Scheduled

THR 352: Dramatic Literature Seminar
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Rotating topic. Intensive study of particular topic, period, or genre in dramatic literature.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

May be repeated for a total of 9 credits if specific course content differs.

1 Sections Scheduled

FAVS 352: Ethics of Film and Video
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


An examination of ethical issues associated with image production and consumption. Topics include the technological development of the film apparatus, privacy, the pursuit of objectivity, excess, consent, and representing others. All issues highlight the increasingly sophisticated and powerful role of film and media authorship. Students will develop a more complex view of the ethics of screen representation (both fiction and nonfiction) and be encouraged to take stock of the ethics of their own media literacy.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in synthesis.

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 352: Vocal Pedagogy and Lab
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Instruction in the teaching of voice through the systematic study of vocal physiology and its implications for pedagogical methods. Includes theoretical and systematic study of processes, procedures, and practices to develop the art of singing. Offers technical, physiological, theoretical, and practical principals of the singing art, with emphasis on the importance of vocal health.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 353: Instrumental Pedagogy and Literature
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Instruction in teaching instrumental music techniques for all levels through study of pedagogical methods, standard literature, and musical instruments produced by present-day manufacturers.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

2 Sections Scheduled

AVT 353: Traditional Photo Methods
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Continuation of Fundamentals of Photography with further investigation into the aesthetics of photography through experimentation with new camera formats, films, papers, developers and development of a photographic portfolio.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

Continuation of Photography I.

2 Sections Scheduled

AVT 354: Digital Photo Techniques
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


A computer-intensive class in which students create digital images from the viewpoint of a photographic artist. Emphasis on digital photo techniques, including making digital negatives, concept development, and visual aesthetics.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

3 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 354: Electronic Composition
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


This course explores the techniques used in recording music with current software and hardware to edit, modify, and market music.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 355: Recording Techniques
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Explores the techniques used in recording music with current software and hardware to edit, modify, and market music.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 356: Photo Studio Techniques
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduces Theory, concepts and applications of photographic studio lighting. Emphasis on the ability to control and manipulate light in a photographic lighting studio environment using large format film cameras.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

4 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 358: Music Programming
3 credits 

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 359: About Photography: Practice and Research
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


A combined studio and lecture course investigating photography's history, critical theory, philosophy, and practice. Lectures, discussions, readings, and projects focus on a medium that has enormously influenced art and culture.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 359: Adv Mixing Techniques
3 credits 

1 Sections Scheduled

THR 359: World Stages
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduces variety of theatrical traditions and performance theories from around the world, with special emphasis on those not covered in introductory Western drama survey courses, 150 and 151. Students read and discuss dramatic texts, performance theory, and video clips to understand variety of theatrical traditions in cultural and historical contexts. Requirements include two team presentations (taking turns as writer and presenter), one midterm paper, and one solo presentation with accompanying paper.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in global understanding.

1 Sections Scheduled

DANC 360: Choreography
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Continued choreographic exploration and research, culminating in bringing completed works to production.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 361: Class Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass
1 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Study of playing and teaching string instruments with emphasis on violin and cello through beginning method book. Study of fingerings and bowing techniques to teach and play viola and bass at beginning levels. Survey of string playing techniques to conduct rehearsals at intermediate-,advanced-, and artist-level ensembles.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 4

Three hours per week studying violin, viola, cello, and bass; one hour per week in laboratory ensemble.

 

3 Sections Scheduled

DANC 362: RS: Directed Choreography
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Faculty-guided, individual learning experience where students learn to choreograph a dance work by auditioning dancers, costuming, staging, lighting, selecting musical accompaniment, and composing original movement material.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

May be repeated for total 6 credits.

Designated as a research and scholarship intensive course.

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 363: Sculpture II
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Expands on the principles and processes introduced in Sculpture I, developing a higher level of technical competence and critical sophistication.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

Lectures, independent student research, and gallery and museum visits required. Vigorous critiques.

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 363: Class Woodwinds
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Study of Techniques of playing and teaching Woodwind instruments, including flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, and bassoon. Survey of instructional materials, and mouthpiece and instrument selection.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 4

3 Sections Scheduled

THR 365: Characterization
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Explores method and approach of understanding and creating characters for theater modeled on people from personal experience and observation, imagination, dreams, and other media. Transforms that information into detailed, specific, and vivid physical manifestations. Through presentations of characters drawn from personal experience, students shift understanding of characterization from "outward directed" physical adjustments to physical characteristics and personality character traits that are immediate, familiar, and completely realized from "inner driven" connections to their own lives.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 365: Class Brass: Trumpet and French Horn
1 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Study of techniques of playing and teaching trumpet and French horn. Survey of instructional materials, and mouthpiece and instrument selection.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 4

Three hours per week studying trumpet and French horn; one hour per week in laboratory ensemble.

1 Sections Scheduled

FAVS 365: Documentary Filmmaking I
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


An introduction to documentary filmmaking in which each student makes a short digital documentary, from concept development to finished piece. The class covers essential technical skills, emerging styles of nonfiction film, and documentary storytelling techniques.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Restricted to Film and Video Studies majors only.

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 366: Class Percussion
1 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Study of techniques of playing and teaching percussion instruments. Survey of instructional materials and instrument selection.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 4

Three hours per week studying percussion instruments; one hour per week in laboratory ensemble.

3 Sections Scheduled

GAME 367: Writing and Editing Music and Sound
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Composition, editing, processing, and integration of voice, environmental sounds and music into non-linear computer game environments. Special emphasis will be placed on HD sound and music post-production and mixing (3 & 5 transducer point listening spaces), sequential composition and sample-splicing techniques, and the study of competing compression algorithms for sound and music.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

4 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 367: Class Guitar
1 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Study of techniques of playing and teaching guitar. Survey of instructional materials and instrument selection.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 4

Three hours per week studying guitar; one hour per week in laboratory ensemble.

3 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 368: Class Voice
1 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts 


Study of the human voice in artistic singing. Emphasizes practical application of basic principles. 

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 4

Three hours per week studying voice; one hour per week in laboratory ensemble.

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 369: Class Brass: Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba
1 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Study of techniques of playing and teaching trombone, euphonium, and tuba. Survey of instructional materials and mouthpiece and instrument selection.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 4

Three hours per week studying trombone, euphonium, or tuba; one hour per week in laboratory ensemble.

 

2 Sections Scheduled

DANC 370: Dance Performance
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Practical experience in performance, repertory, and choreography through rehearsal and public performance of university dance concerts or guest artist programs.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0-1

May be repeated for total 12 credits.

3 Sections Scheduled

AVT 370: Entrepreneurship in Arts
3 credits 

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 370: Laboratory Ensemble

1 Sections Scheduled

DANC 371: Residency Workshop
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Rehearsal and performance of new or restaged dance by guest choreographer in intensive rehearsal setting.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0-1

May be repeated for total 6 credits.

4 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 371: Techniques of Accompanying I
1 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Development of accompanying skills through collaboration with solo singers, instrumentalists, and small ensembles. Students perform for each other; observe lectures, demonstrations, and performances by professionals; and participate in master classes.

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

May be taken two times for credit.

1 Sections Scheduled

DANC 372: Advanced Dance Production
1 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Methodology and practice of costume and lighting design, as dictated by specific needs of dance performance.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

Taught in series of workshop settings.

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 372: Techniques of Accompanying II
1 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Development of accompanying skills through collaboration with solo singers, instrumentalists, and small ensembles. Students perform for each other; observe lectures, demonstrations, and performances by professionals; and participate in master classes.

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

May be taken two times for credit.

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 373: Adv Accompany/Musician Skills
3 credits 

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 374: Sound Art I
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduction to the physics, phenomenology, and production of sound as an expressive medium. Using analog and digital tools, students will explore constructing with sound.

When Offered: Fall, Spring.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

1 Sections Scheduled

FAVS 375: Fiction Film Directing
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


This course examines techniques for directing fiction films. Students study the directorial approaches of a variety of directors by viewing and critiquing classic films. Students learn about the director's role in each stage of film production. Students shoot, direct and edit fictional scenes and sequences intended to develop and convey the beginnings of the authorial signatures.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Restricted to Film and Video Studies majors only.

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 376: Live Movies
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Advanced performance studio emphasizing cinematic forms and multimedia technologies. Also covers sound design, scenic design and materials, production planning, and interdisciplinary approaches to narrative and content in performance.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

Students collaborate on production projects.

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 377: Cyberpunk
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Traces the ways that cinema, music, fiction, cultural theory, visual art, television, theater, and performance have embraced and been shaped by cyberpunk and cyberculture. Includes readings, writings, discussion, screenings, guest speakers, and research projects.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

1 Sections Scheduled

FAVS 378: Web Series
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


A production course that explores the creative and logistical process of creating a fiction series for the web. Production techniques for web series will be explored, including permissions, contracts, and budgets for web development. The course will consider and study successful web series and explore contemporary discussions and professional organizations centered on web series.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 379: Jazz Improvisation
1 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Study of improvisation techniques and styles, with emphasis on common practice period of jazz. Application on the student's major instrument or voice to develop creativity and personal expression.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 2

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 380: Wind Symphony
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Students develop an understanding of major artistic works, including a consideration of how theoretical and historical insights find expression via performance. A highly selective group of instrumentalists perform works from wind symphony repertoire.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

Public concerts required

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

2 Sections Scheduled

THR 380: Playwriting I
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Exposure to principles of dramatic writing, including character, plot, dramatic structure, dialogue, exposition, setting, and creating theatrical images using examples from plays, screenplays, and students' own work.

When Offered: Fall.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 381: University Chorale
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Students develop an understanding of major artistic works, including a consideration of how theoretical and historical insights find expression via performance. Performance of works from choral repertoire.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-6

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

Public concerts required.

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

2 Sections Scheduled

THR 381: Playwriting II
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Intensive continuation of work begun in THR 380.

When Offered: Spring

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 382: 2D Experimental Animation
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduces conceptual, contextual, technical, and aesthetic practices of two-dimensional experimental animation. Students learn to animate hand-drawn and computer-generated images. Students work to create an imaginative and meaningful short animation with sound.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

4 Sections Scheduled

THR 382: Screenplay Workshop
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Studies screenwriting as dramatic form of 20th, 21st centuries. Explores story, plot structure, three act-structures, mythic structures, fundamental story patterns, character, thinking, and writing visually.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 383: Symphonic Band
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Students develop an understanding of major artistic works, including a consideration of how theoretical and historical insights find expression via performance. Performance of works from band repertoire. 

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-12

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

Public concerts required.

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

2 Sections Scheduled

AVT 383: 3D Experimental Animation
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Students create socially relevant 3D scenes with scaled objects, surface textures, lights, and shadows.  These scenes serve as environments for short, thought-provoking animations.  Emphasis on idea development, critical examination of animation practices, and visual aesthetics.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

2 Sections Scheduled

AVT 385: EcoArt
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Develop collaborative projects that explore art and visual culture, the environment, and sustainability. Students are given access to the School of Art Permaculture Studio as a "green" work space for developing course projects.Designated a Green Leaf Course.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in synthesis.

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 385: Chamber Singers
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Students develop an understanding of major artistic works, including a consideration of how theoretical and historical insights find expression via performance. Students explore their levels of artistic development through discovery, interpretation, and performance of choral music for vocal chamber music ensembles from multiple historical periods. Students bring to Mason and surrounding community musical compositions not readily accessible in regular concert repertoire.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-12

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 387: Symphony Orchestra
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Students develop an understanding of major artistic works, including a consideration of how theoretical and historical insights find expression via performance. A performance of works from symphony orchestra repertoire.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-6

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

Public concerts required.

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 389: Instrumental Jazz Ensemble
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Students develop an understanding of major artistic works, including a consideration of how theoretical and historical insights find expression via performance. Provides practical experience in various aspects of jazz performance: section work within a large aggregation, combo work, and improvisation.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-6

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

Public concerts required.

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.​

4 Sections Scheduled

AVT 390: Video Art
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Integrates study of contemporary art theory, montage theory, and artistic practices with application to new media and technology. Special focus on visual culture and video art, sound design, and the sociopolitical implications of media.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

2 Sections Scheduled

DANC 390: Dance History I
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Examines dance as it developed as Western theatrical form from its beginnings in social and folk dance through evolution into ballet. Emphasizes romantic and classical ballet. Also studies American dance forms as they evolved in spectacles, burlesques, minstrelsy, and social dance. All forms of dance placed in social, political, cultural, aesthetic, and historical contexts.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

1 Sections Scheduled

DANC 391: Dance History II
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Examines revolutions in transformation of 20th-century Western dance into forms and institutions that radically departed from predecessors. Development of contemporary dance carried with it reflections of the influence of technology and media as well as concept of global culture. Renewed interest in traditional dance forms acknowledges power of dance to serve as carrier of cultural and societal values. Dance forms placed in social, political, cultural, aesthetic, and historical contexts.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 391: Conducting I
2 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Study of basic techniques of conducting a musical ensemble. 

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

2 Sections Scheduled

AVT 393: Field Experience in the Arts
1-6 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Introductory working and learning experience with an organization or individual in the arts or as a teaching assistant.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-3

Placement documentation to include 45 hours of work per credit. May be repeated for credit for maximum 6 credits.

3 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 393: Music Administration and Management
2 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Prepares students to address aspects of administration and management of music programs in public and private schools. Investigates principles and concepts of management styles and planning. Covers curriculum, budget, student recruitment and retention, external relations of the music unit, and legal issues for music educators.

When Offered: Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 2

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 394: Honors Seminar
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Offers highly motivated students opportunities to interact with art world professionals through field trips, research, critiques, and creative assignments.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Students accrue credits toward graduation with AVT honors. Repeatable for up to 8 credits.

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 394: Ethnomusicology Internship
2 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Option A) Professional internship with an organization dedicated to activities related to the field of ethnomusicology; Option B) Teaching internship in an undergraduate ethnomusicology course at Mason, supervised by the minor coordinator.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-4

All internships must be approved and all arrangements made prior to he beginning of the semester in which the internship is to take place.

No Sections Scheduled

THR 395: Theater as the Life of the Mind
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Traces four subjects (battle of the sexes, good gifts, cyclical tragedy, and eschatology) from ancient theater to contemporary plays, television, and movies, using literary criticism, history, political theory, comparative religion, sociology, and anthropology.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 395: Writing for Artists
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Practical writing seminar in which students practice typical writing needs of creative professionals; including artist's statements, grant proposals, and reviews; while also exploring ways in which artists have used writing, books, and language in art making.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills writing intensive requirement in the major.

5 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 395: Teaching Internship
1-4 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Internship with a professional individual or organization in teaching. Introduction to teaching or augmentation of teaching skills. Students develop individual contracts defining the learning and competencies to be gained from the experience.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-3

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 396: Conducting II
2 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Advanced conducting course emphasizing techniques for instrumental and choral conducting. Refining gestures, full score analysis and interpretation, rehearsal techniques, and changing meters.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

2 Sections Scheduled

GAME 398: Advanced Game Design Animation
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Advanced 2D and 3D animation projects for interactive game scenes and scenarios are built using commercial and proprietary software and game design tool kits. Advanced texturing, rigging, lighting, and perspective manipulation will be covered.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

3 Sections Scheduled

GAME 399: Special Topics
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


In-depth presentation and exploration of topical studies in computer game design. Subject matter varies.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-4

10 Sections Scheduled

FAVS 399: Special Topics in Film and Video Studies (Contemporary Chinese Film)
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


In-depth presentation and exploration of topical studies.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-3

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring.

Subject matter varies. May be repeated for a maximum 12 credits when taken under different topics

6 Sections Scheduled

GAME 400: Game Design Practicum
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Studio/lecture course focuses on the design strengths and weaknesses inherent in current entertainment and serious games. UI design, level design and map structure, scoring stratum, on-line support, game ecologies, gaming communities, and designing/writing documentation and specifications will be studied.

When Offered: Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

4 Sections Scheduled

AMGT 402: Professional Development
1 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Seminar course that involves the development of workplace frameworks for success.

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

1 Sections Scheduled

AMGT 405: Seminar in Arts Management
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Focuses on not-for-profit visual and performing arts organizations.  Topics covered include the evolution of the field, the internal culture and structure, external influences, governance, planning, human resources, marketing, fundraising, financial management, economic impact, and other topics.  Students will be introduced to a wide range of arts organizations, working arts administrators, and institutional models through field trips, guest lectures, readings, and institutional data.

When Offered: Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 407: Advanced Aesthetics
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Advanced examination of aesthetic concepts and theories, focusing on issues pertinent to artmaking.

When Offered: Fall, Spring.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 410: Experiential Design History
3 credits 

2 Sections Scheduled

THR 410: Acting for the Camera
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Designed for students with a strong interest in pursuing a professional career in acting and is focused primarily on the particular techniques for screen acting in film and television.

When Offered: Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

This class is restricted to Theater majors and minor only.

1 Sections Scheduled

DANC 410: Introduction to Contemporary Movement Theories
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduction to movement theories combining somatic theory with practical application to dance training. Focus on ways somatic practices can deepen perceptual processes and influence movement aesthetics. Theories studied may include: Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method, Body-Mind Centering, and Ideokinesis.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hard-coded prerequisite (Prerequisite enforced by registration system.)
Prerequisite enforced by registration system.

1 Sections Scheduled

GAME 410: Advanced Game Design Studio
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


In collaboration with undergraduate students from VSITE's CS game design concentration, student teams design and develop complete computer-based and online serious and entertainment games.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

2 Sections Scheduled

AMGT 410: Arts Advocacy and Community
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


This course is an overview of advocacy and community engagement as practiced by the arts manager, artist, and educator. Students will learn to identify the need for community engagement and to develop successful techniques to implement outreach. Other topics will include accessibility, diversity, volunteerism, and governance.

When Offered: Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 411: Motion Design
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Motion Design introduces the theories, techniques and practices of motion design and the integration of design, image, sound, video and animation.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

2 Sections Scheduled

THR 411: Great Film Directors
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Examines examples of directing for dramatic storytelling on screen and its social and historical contexts. Focuses on specific developments in the art of movie making.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

1 Sections Scheduled

THR 412: Great Film Performances
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Examines the development and evolution of acting style and genres through exemplary performances on screen.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 412: Advanced Typography
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


An advanced exploration of type, design and the graphic organization of visual information. Emphasis is on the aesthetic and technical execution of typographic hierarchy in visual communications.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 413: Professional Design Practices
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Addresses the nature of the professional graphic designer in terms of career development and self-marketing, visual presentations of design work, preparation of written materials and interview techniques. Special emphasis will be given to the development of a design business, as well as freelance and pro-bono design work.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of lab per week: 6

2 Sections Scheduled

AVT 414: Corporate Design and Branding
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Fundamentals of branding and identity design. Topics include logo development, product packaging, marketing and advertising collaterals, web branding, and broadcast advertising development. Special attention is given to the creation of a graphics standards guide.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

5 Sections Scheduled

AVT 415: Web Design and Usability
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduces students to web design, usability, and the use of popular applications for static, interactive, and motion-based web development.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

2 Sections Scheduled

THR 415: Advanced Sound Engineering
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Advanced study in theory and practice of audio engineering for theater and the entertainment industry.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 416: Advertising Design
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Provides insight and practice in the creative design process behind effective and memorable advertising. Emphasis on the design and presentation of a series of portfolio-ready advertising campaigns for actual client use.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 417: Package Design
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Provides a focused studio experience to conceptualize and design multiple applications for contemporary package design.

When Offered: Fall, Spring.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

1 Sections Scheduled

DANC 418: Global Dance Intensive
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Intensive investigation of selected dance idiom within cultural and artistic contexts. Course work supplemented by participation in and observation of ambient culture. Analyzes similarities, differences, and common antecedents between selected culture and North American dance idioms.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in global understanding.

May be repeated for total 6 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 418: Experiential Design History
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


This hybrid lecture/studio course provides a historical perspective of the evolution of graphic design and examines graphic designs contribution to culture through writing and design projects. The course will have both lecture and studio content, providing "hands-on" experiential opportunities in traditional graphic techniques.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 419: Topics in Graphic Design
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Rotating subjects give students a deep look into and appreciation of a specific topic in design practice.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-6

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0-6

Topics and credit vary with instructor. May be repeated when taken under different topics.

7 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 419: Orchestration
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Principles of combining and balancing instruments in orchestral and chamber contexts. Attention to orchestral terminology and general notation as well as timbre, range, clefs, transposition, special effects, and scoring procedures.

When Offered: Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

DANC 420: Special Topics in Dance
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


In-depth presentation and exploration of topical studies in dance or related study areas.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1-3

Topic depends on instructor. May be repeated for total 9 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

THR 420: Advanced Performance Studio
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Advanced scene study for stage and film. Rotating topics address professional perspectives and acting styles. Repeatable to 9 credits.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Course is repeatable to 9 credits.

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 420: Advanced Web Design
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Building on the principles and skills gained in AVT 415, this course delves deeper into web-related concepts and techniques. Students will gain advanced knowledge in evolving web technology, preparing them for professional entry into the web design field.

When Offered: Fall, Spring.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

1 Sections Scheduled

THR 421: One-Person Show
3 credits 

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 421: Applied Music III
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies 3.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0.5

May be repeated for up to 8 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 422: Drawing III
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Builds on intermediate drawing skills, emphasizing individual exploration and expressive techniques. Along with rigorous observational study, students work from a variety of sources to develop a broad understanding of visual solutions within contemporary art practice.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

3 Sections Scheduled

THR 423: Audition Techniques: Stage and Camera
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Develops effective audition techniques for performers through preparation of material for stage and camera, and explores industry standards and casting protocols through practical application.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 423: Drawing IV
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Students learn and practice advanced drawing skills and techniques in a variety of media and formats. Emphasis on development of content, personal sources, techniques, presentation strategies, and methods of analysis through critique.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

3 Sections Scheduled

THR 424: Contemporary Women Playwrights
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Explores identity and culture, sexuality and gender, work, relationships, and power through the eyes of female dramatists and performance artists. Analyzes texts and issues through readings, video, and live performances.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 424: Senior Recital
1 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Public recital by the student during senior year.

Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in appropriate 3-credit private music instruction course.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Senior recital must be at least 50 minutes long. All recitals by arrangement. Students must consult with director of applied music studies to register and schedule dates.

No Sections Scheduled

DANC 425: Modern/Contemporary Dance IV
1-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Advanced-level exploration of modern dance technique. Emphasizes refining alignment, developing ability to self-correct, and replicating sophisticated movement sequences. Preparation to enter professional field of dance. 

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1-3

May be repeated for 18 credits.

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts (for transfer students only).

4 Sections Scheduled

THR 427: Musical Theater Workshop
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Develops performance techniques necessary for performance in musical theater. Students will prepare and perform musical theater pieces. This course is repeatable to twelve (12) credits.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

GAME 431: Advanced Game Animation I
3 credits 

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 431: Music History in Society III
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Studies contributions to the world of music in selected cultures such as India, Indonesia, China, Japan, Africa, Middle East, and Americas. Emphasizes comparative musical characteristics as well as sociological function. Lectures, recordings, and video. Learning process enhanced by reading, listening, writing, and analytical assignments.

When Offered: Spring.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in global understanding.

2 Sections Scheduled

AVT 432: Painting III
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Intermediate course with an emphasis on developing personal content, concepts, painting strategies, and a practical understanding of contemporary ideas in painting.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 432: Music History in Society IV
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Historical survey of Western music from late 19th century to present, with emphasis on specific musical genres and composers who developed them. Relates musical developments to other aspects of society, and considers interaction between world music. Lectures, recordings, and video. Learning process enhanced by reading, listening, writing, and analytical assignments.

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 433: Advanced Painting I
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Students engage in a self-directed studio practice through the development of content, personal sources, techniques, presentation strategies, and methods of analysis through critique.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

2 Sections Scheduled

AVT 434: Advanced Painting II
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Students work rigorously and independently, advancing individual studio practice through in-depth dialogue with faculty and formal group critiques. Emphasis on individual decision making, personal initiative, and critical vocabularies.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

2 Sections Scheduled

AVT 435: Advanced Painting III
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Advanced directed research in painting. Employing rigorous concepts, presentation strategies, and in-depth critique, students develop independent projects into a cohesive body of work.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 438: Music History in Society B
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Historical survey of Western vernacular and classical music from 1877 to 1945, with emphasis on musical genres, composers, and performers. Musical developments are related to other aspects of society. Instruction conducted by lectures, recordings, and video.Fulfills writing intensive requirement in the BA in music with a concentration in Music Technology.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills writing intensive requirement in the major.

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 439: Music History in Society C
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Historical survey of Western vernacular and classical music from 1945 to present, with emphasis on specific musical genres, composers, and performers. Musical developments are related to other aspects of society. Instruction conducted by lectures, recordings, and video. Learning process enhanced by reading, listening, writing, and analytical assignments.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 441: Private Music Instruction IV
2-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies 4.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 442: Printmaking III
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


An intermediate print media course with an emphasis on a wider variety of tools and concepts that investigate photo-based imagery and advance personal narrative.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 442: Applied Music in Keyboard
2-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in Keyboard.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 443: Applied Music in Voice
2-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in Voice. 

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Corequisite(s): MUSI 381, MUSI 384, or MUSI 385.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 443: Printmaking IV
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


An advanced print media course that uses hand-drawn, digital, and photo-based imagery. Students explore traditional and new printmaking techniques in a series of related prints and explore their relevancy to contemporary printmaking.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

2 Sections Scheduled

AVT 444: Printmaking V
3 credits 

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 444: Applied Music in Woodwind
2-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in Woodwind.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

No Sections Scheduled

DANC 445: Ballet IV
1-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Provides preprofessional ballet training for advanced-level dancer. Emphasizes attainment of high-quality technical and performance skills, application of anatomical principles, and mastery of sophisticated classical movement sequences.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1-3

May be repeated for 18 credits.

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in arts.

4 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 445: Applied Music in Brass
2-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in Brass.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 446: Applied Music in String
2-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in String. 

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 447: Applied Music in Percussion
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in Percussion.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 448: Applied Music in Composition
2-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in Composition.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

No Sections Scheduled

THR 448: Foundations Theater Education
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Introduces and explores various theater teaching specialties. Examines philosophical, pedagogical, and practical issues in context of diverse teaching situations and venues that range from public school to undergraduate and graduate training to commercial establishments.

When Offered:
Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

THR 449: Elementary Theater Education
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


An in-depth exploration of teaching methods and classroom management for PK-6 theater education.

When Offered: Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

No Sections Scheduled

FAVS 450: Internship in Film and Video Studies
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


On-the-job training in film and video studies through approved fieldwork study programs. Internships are arranged and supervised by the FAVS director.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Required for all FAVS majors.

3 Sections Scheduled

THR 450: Secondary Theater Education
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


This course explores teaching methods for theater that are appropriate for all students, including exceptional students, gifted and talented, and those with disabling conditions. It will cover requirements of the Virginia Theater Standards of learning, curriculum and instructional procedures for secondary grades 6-12 (both middle and secondary schools).

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 450: Jazz Improvisation I
2 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Emphasizes improvisational materials and language developed in common practice period of jazz.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 2

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 452: Jazz Improvisation II
2 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Emphasis on advanced improvisational techniques and contemporary tunes.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 2

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 453: Professional Practices
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Investigates portfolio development and introduces photography students to a range of professional career options. Emphasis is on portfolio development, internships and developing promotional materials such as websites and resumes. Includes studio, gallery and/or museum visits and guest speaker(s).

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

DANC 454: Methods of Teaching Dance
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Examines dance pedagogy, focusing on principles needed for teaching sound technique. Students learn skills, methods, and instructional procedures for classroom. Emphasizes curriculum development, proper course sequencing, implementation of teaching strategies, and classroom management techniques. Students study teaching methods appropriate for K-12, gifted and talented, and special-needs students. Intensive practice in implementing these skills includes lab, field-teaching experiences.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 454: Alternative Photo Processes
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduction to 19th century and nontraditional photographic processes including cyanotype, van dyke, gum bichromate, liquid emulsion, and image transfer. Exploration and discussion of photography's influences, application, and use in other mediums.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 454: Jazz Arranging
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Transcription, analysis, and scoring for small and large jazz ensembles.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

THR 455: Theater Education lnternship
6 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Full semester of supervised teaching experience in approved school programs PK-12. Credits based on number of teaching contact hours per week.

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 6-12

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 455: Music as a Healing Art
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Study of the relationship between musical vibrations and the natural rhythms of the body. Topics include history of music and healing, theory of sound, cymatics, toning, and performance practice as well as a survey of vibrational healing modalities and related therapies. Considers listening examples as they apply to healing with music. Students sing and play instruments in directed improvisatory performance.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

FAVS 455: Studio and Field Productions Practicum
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Practical knowledge in studio and field productions. Students complete a minimum 150 hours of work as assistants to engineers, producers, directors, and organizers of video production facilities on campus.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Not repeatable.

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 457: Documentary Photography
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduces documentary photography: techniques, history, choices, and ideas necessary to create meaningful photo essays that incorporate a personal, committed, in-depth approach to seeing and depicting lives and situations.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 458: Advanced Studio Lighting
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


The advanced study of photographic studio lighting concepts using electronic strobes and power packs with emphasis placed on constructing studio materials, metering techniques, staging complex sets, and on-location photography.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

2 Sections Scheduled

FAVS 460: Advanced Video Editing
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


This course will instruct students on the theories, techniques and technologies pertaining to video editing for fiction and documentary films, as well as commercials. The course will combine lectures, discussions, and demonstrations with hands on projects.

When Offered: Fall, Spring.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 461: The Teaching of General Music in the Elementary and Middle School
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Studies theory, methods, practice, and materials to teach general music in elementary and middle school. Students spend three hours per week in class and one hour per week observing and teaching in laboratory ensemble. Students also participate in field observation of music classes in the public schools.

When Offered: Fall

Corequisite(s): MUSI 391

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

For music majors only.

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 462: Sculpture III
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Advanced studio course for continued individual, conceptual, and critical development in sculpture. Biweekly seminar, independent research, museum and gallery visits, vigorous individual and group critiques, required documentation, and portfolio preparation supporting studio projects.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 463: The Teaching of Vocal Music in the Secondary School
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Survey of repertoire and methods for teaching high school choral groups, small ensembles, and voice classes. Students spend three hours per week in class, and one hour per week observing and teaching in laboratory ensemble. Students also participate in field observation of music classes in public schools.

When Offered: Spring

Corequisite(s): MUSI 396.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week:3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

For music majors only.

 

2 Sections Scheduled

AVT 463: Sculpture IV
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Intensive studio course for advanced sculpture students to further individual, conceptual, and critical development. Students produce a body of work based on technical exploration, critical discussion, reading, and writing.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 464: Instrumental Music Methods I
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Prepares students to successfully plan, organize, and administer marching band and jazz ensemble programs in secondary public school music curriculum. Students spend three hours per week in class, and one hour per week observing and teaching in laboratory ensemble. Students also participate in field observation of music classes in public schools.

When Offered: Fall

Corequisite(s): MUSI 391

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

For music majors only.

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 464: Sculpture V
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Advanced studio course for rigorous and independent production of sculpture. Weekly topical seminar, vigorous critiques, museum and gallery visits, professional documentation, and research resulting in a body of work to be exhibited.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

2 Sections Scheduled

AVT 465: Sculpture VI
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Students work rigorously and independently, gaining insights into personal process and direction through one-on-one critical dialogue with faculty and formal group critiques. Emphasizes individual decision making and personal initiative.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

Continuation of advanced work in AVT 465.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 466: Instrumental Music Methods II
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Prepares students to teach instrumental music in elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Students spend three hours per week in class, and one hour per week observing and teaching in laboratory ensemble. Students also participate in field observation of music classes in public schools.

Corequisite(s): MUSI 396.

When Offered: Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

For music majors only.

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 467: Instrumental Music Methods I: Orchestra
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Prepares students to successfully plan, organize, and administer string classes from the beginning levels through performing ensembles (grades 4-12), and explore teaching materials appropriate for individual and class instruction. Students spend three hours per week in class, and one hour per week observing and teaching in laboratory ensemble. Students also participate in field observation of music classes in public schools.

Corequisite(s): MUSI 391

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

For music majors only.

 

No Sections Scheduled

FAVS 470: Film and Video Screenwriting
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


The purpose of this course is to build a strong foundation in fundamental, narrative, screenwriting techniques for film. Students will learn how to express their unique story ideas through character development, plot and dialogue.​

Fulfills writing intensive requirement in the major.​

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3​

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0​

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring​

1 Sections Scheduled

AMGT 471: Introduction to Grant Writing
1 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Course focuses on developing the skills necessary for successful grant applications for arts organizations. Study of relevant funding sources, awareness of available research materials, ability to construct coherent proposals, and defining a fund-raising strategy for an arts organization.

When Offered: Summer

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 472: Critical Theory in the Visual Arts
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Examination of currents in theory and criticism that inform contemporary practice and critical analysis in the visual arts.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

3 Sections Scheduled

AMGT 472: Technology in the Arts
1 credits | 

Not Repeatable


The one constant in life is change. In today's world, both technology and arts organizations are changing. This course will give a broad overview of the technologies commonly used in entrepreneurial, small, and large arts organizations and examines the intersection of technology, management, and the arts.

When Offered: Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 474: Sound Art II
3 credits 

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 477: Music and Consciousness
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


A study of the ways music has affected the mind and brain from throughout history to the present. By using principles of entrainment and resonance, the course demonstrates experientially the various methods by which music is used to alter consciousness.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

THR 480: Advanced Playwriting
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Advanced playwriting workshop in which students explore their own voice in theatrical writing.

When Offered: Fall, Spring.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

No Sections Scheduled

THR 482: Advanced Screenplay Workshop
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Screenwriting workshop emphasizing student development in screenplay form, structure, and storytelling with emphasis on craft, character, and story culminating in a screenplay.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

No Sections Scheduled

FAVS 483: Feature-Length Scriptwriting
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


This course is an introduction to the development and analysis of feature length screenplays. The approach combines lecture, discussion, screening and presentation of student work. By the end of the semester, each student should have a complete first draft of an original screenplay. Students will also complete story reports/coverage reports of screenplays by other writers.

When Offered: Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 483: RS: Art and Interactivity
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Provides a context for art making as an interactive and participatory experience while critically examining the ways in which technologies may aid and also inhibit engagement with the social and political world.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

Designated as a research and scholarship intensive course.

1 Sections Scheduled

THR 484: Translation & Adaptation for Stage & Screen
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


This interdisciplinary course will introduce students to the arts of translation and adaptation for the stage and screen. Students will read examples of translations and adaptations, identify challenges in each, and discuss them with professionals who translate or adapt works for theater, film and/or opera. Students are also expected to apply their skills to one short and one long translation/adaptation project, and present their work to the class.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 485: Various Chamber Ensembles
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Students develop an understanding of major artistic works, including a consideration of how theoretical and historical insights find expression via performance. A performance of works from chamber music repertoire.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-4

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

Public performances required.

22 Sections Scheduled

AVT 487: Advanced Topics: New Media Art
3 credits | 

Repeatable within term


Provides a context for exploring current developments in new media art practice in and outside the studio. Specific course content adapts and responds to ongoing movements in new media art and contemporary culture.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

No Sections Scheduled

GAME 489: Pre-Internship Seminar
1 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Student prepares for interview and application processes associated with securing an internship, finishing the course with a professional resume and portfolio ready for submission to potential employers.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

2 Sections Scheduled

AVT 489: Internship in Art and Visual Technology
1-6 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Unpaid professional-level work experience in a professional organization or with an individual artist, related to the student's concentration and career plans.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-12

Placement documentation to include 45 hours of work per credit. May be repeated for credit for maximum 12 credits.

3 Sections Scheduled

AMGT 489: Internship in Arts Management
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Apprenticeship, internship, or project with organization or individual in the arts. Must be prearranged with the minor coordinator before enrollment.

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-4

9 Sections Scheduled

THR 490: Special Topics in Theater
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Rotating topic. Advanced seminar in topics of special interest, including dramatic writing or other media, and feminism in contemporary theater.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-6

May be repeated for a total of 24 credits, provided specific course content differs.

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 490: RS: Musical Communication in Context
3 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Explains nature of musical communication in a variety of contexts, and combines knowledge gained in Mason Core courses with knowledge and skills specific to the major to serve as a capstone course synthesizing both areas. How does music itself communicate, and how do musicians communicate about it with each other and with the world around them? Students address these through essays in the style of a journal or portfolio, substantial paper, and oral presentation of paper before faculty and student panel.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in synthesis.

Designated as a research and scholarship intensive course.

2 Sections Scheduled

DANC 490: Senior Dance Seminar
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Culminating seminar devoted to analyzing and synthesizing knowledge and skills gained through undergraduate course work as it applies to dance, arts education, and professional development. Students develop senior project including written and oral presentation in public forum.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in synthesis.

1 Sections Scheduled

GAME 490: Senior Game Design Capstone
3 credits | 

Repeatable within term


Student develops a case study of a publicly or commercially published computer game exploring the technical, economic, ethical, social and political ramifications on its intended target market. A public lecture of the case study is required.

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 2-6

Restricted to GAME majors. Students must be granted permission by the program director to take the course. Students are required to complete 6 credits for the degree program.

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in synthesis.

4 Sections Scheduled

FAVS 490: Independent Study
1-6 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Independent research on specific project under direction of selected faculty member.

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-6

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 491: Independent Study in Art and Visual Technology
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Opportunity for development of advanced skills and concepts in a field of interest. Study proposal must be approved by instructor prior to registration.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-6

Project documentation to include 45 hours of work per credit. May be repeated for credit for maximum 24 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 491: Musical Communication in Performance
1 credits | 

Limited to 3 Attempts


Helps student conceive of musical performance as communication in a variety of contexts, and combines knowledge in Mason Core courses with knowledge and skills specific to the major to serve as a capstone course synthesizing both areas. Students consider various aspects of musical communication to prepare senior recital. Students explore social, historical, analytical, and aesthetic aspects of the music they are to perform by composing essays in the style of a journal or portfolio. Students prepare a substantial paper on recital repertoire and present that paper before a faculty and student panel.

Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in appropriate 3-credit private music instruction course and MUSI 424

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

1 Sections Scheduled

GAME 491: Internship
3-4 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Placement in an appropriate internship within a program approved by a federal, state or commercial game design/publishing agency or firm.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3-4

135 hours of internship on-site work must be completed for 3 credits.
180 hours of internship on-site work must be complete for 4 credits.

3 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 492: Women in Western Music
3 credits 

No Sections Scheduled

THR 492: Studio Project
1-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Required for students assigned as director, designer, dramaturg, or stage manager for a Mason Players Studio production. Instruction and mentorship from appropriate Theater faculty to better develop the student's aesthetic. Required generation of portfolio material. This class is restricted to students participating in Studio productions within the academic year of the course offering.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

This course is repeatable to 9 credits.

1 Sections Scheduled

GAME 492: Independent Study
2 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Advanced research, computer game design, or exploration of topical studies in computer game design.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-6

May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 493: Teaching Visual Thinking Through Media, PK-12
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Investigates range and appropriateness of media and materials that encourage creative expression in the art classroom for PK-12 students, and expands the artist-teacher's visual repertoire. Incorporates art history, criticism, and aesthetics, as well as language arts and other content areas that challenge students' artistic growth and human development.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

No Sections Scheduled

THR 493: Collaborative Lab Experience
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Students will collaborate in a laboratory experience to create original material for the stage or screen. Course content will be project specific.

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit only

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 494: Strategies in Art Room: PK-12
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


The study of various media, skills and concepts adapted for PK-12 curriculum. Includes instructor demonstrations, prototypes, practicum, and class presentations. Participants will learn appropriate instructional strategies for implementation.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

No Sections Scheduled

THR 494: Field Experience
1-6 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Experience in a theatrical organization to provide opportunity to apply classroom training, knowledge, skills, and theory in a professional situation. Activity must be approved by department chair.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-3

Grading: Satisfactory/No credit only

May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 495: Internship in Music Education: Student Teaching
6 credits | 

Not Repeatable


A full semester of intensive student teaching experience in approved Virginia schools.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

No Sections Scheduled

THR 495: Senior Capstone Project
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Student must submit a written project proposal to area of concentration for consultation. If accepted, proposal will be presented to the full faculty for approval.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Production proposals will be subject to calendar availability. Course is repeatable to 6 credits with permission of Chair.

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 495: Introduction to Art Teaching and Learning
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Explores art-teaching profession through readings, discussion, hands-on activities, and visits to diverse area public schools. Students discover a variety of ways that art is taught and evaluated to meet multiple educational needs of today's PK-12 students.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Prior to enrollment, students must complete art education inquiry form.

2 Sections Scheduled

FAVS 496: Advanced Visual Storytelling
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


A culminating seminar devoted to analyzing and synthesizing knowledge and skills gained through undergraduate course work in the screenwriting concentration, resulting in substantial individualized writing projects.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0

2 Sections Scheduled

THR 496: Text in Production
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


In-depth investigation of collaborative nature of theatrical arts. Examines discrete creative disciplines; acting, directing, dramaturgy, and design as discussed by distinguished professionals and scholars. In-depth exploration of one selected playscript for the entire semester. Students will work collaboratively in small groups to research, design, direct, and perform scenes from selected text.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in synthesis.

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 496: Special Topics: (specific course title varies)
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Explores topical studies in AVT including theoretical and critical aspects of art or studio production.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-4

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0-4

Topics and credit vary with instructor. May be repeated when taken under different topics.

6 Sections Scheduled

AVT 497: Senior Project
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Capstone course in which students develop and present a cohesive body of work along with written materials and documentation. Students participate in critiques with visiting artists or AVT faculty and in workshops supporting professional goals.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in synthesis.

3 Sections Scheduled

THR 497: Independent Study
1-6 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Individual research and creative project in close consultation with instructor. Selection from projects in performance, directing, technical theater and design, playwriting, or theater history and criticism.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-3

May be repeated for a total of 24 credits, provided suffix citing specific course content is different

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 497: M3E
3 credits 

No Sections Scheduled

FAVS 497: Senior Film Practicum
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


A senior capstone course for students in the Production/Post-Production concentration. Students put their area of focus (cinematography, editing, sound design, production design, etc.) into practice. Students play a key role in film projects directed by other students throughout the semester. This course includes a written/research component.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

5 Sections Scheduled

FAVS 498: Creative Producing and Development
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


An introduction to the creative process of researching and developing material for film and video for senior projects. The course examines evaluating and developing existing literary material, documentary work, and/or fictional material.

When Offered: Fall, Spring.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Restricted to Film and Video Studies majors only. Must have permission of instructor.

Fulfills writing intensive requirement in the major.

3 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 498: Independent Study
1-3 credits 

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 498: Senior Design Project
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Capstone course in which students develop and present a design project exploring the possibilities of personal or professional expression. Students participate in critiques with visiting artists or AVT faculty and in workshops supporting professional goals.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

Fulfills Mason Core requirement in synthesis.

3 Sections Scheduled

FAVS 499: Senior Project
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Culminating seminar devoted to analyzing and synthesizing knowledge and skills gained through undergraduate course work as it applies to film, video studies, and professional development.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Students will be required to develop and present written materials and documentation related to the development and presentation of their works, as well as present their work in FAVS 100 Film and Video Studies Colloquium as part of their formal oral presentation.

3 Sections Scheduled

Graduate Courses

MUSI 501: Graduate Theory Review
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Vocabulary and conceptual review of diatonic and chromatic harmony, part writing, form, harmonization, 20th-century techniques.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Does not count toward required credits of a graduate music degree.

1 Sections Scheduled

AMGT 504: Professional Development Arts Management
1 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Combines experimental facets happening within the creative community and the development of an increasing awareness of self. Professional development is not only for the manager, but also for those who work for that manager. It is collaborative, ideally incorporating an evaluative stage. Topics addressed include professional development, consultation, coaching, communities of practice, lesson study, mentoring, reflective supervision and technical assistance.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week:1

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 507: Advanced Aesthetics
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Graduate seminar in aesthetic concepts and theories, focusing on issues pertinent to artmaking.

When Offered: Fall, Spring.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

No Sections Scheduled

AMGT 511: Introduction to Grant Writing
1 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Places components of the grant writing process; including research, proposal writing, terminology, oral and written techniques, and specific focus; within broader context of nonprofit management. Introduction to perspectives of grant seeker and maker. Discover resources and compelling writing skills pertaining to proposal and letters of intent.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

1 Sections Scheduled

AMGT 513: Technology in the Arts
1 credits | 

Not Repeatable


The one constant in life is change. In today's world, both technology and arts organizations are changing. This course will give a board overview of the technologies commonly used in entrepreneurial, small, and large arts organizations and examines the intersection of technology, management, and the arts.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

When Offered: Spring

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 516: Keyboard Skills
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Enhance keyboard skills for the non-keyboard major, including technique, harmonization, transposition, reading, and accompanying.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 4

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 519: Special Topics in Graphic Design
4 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Exploration of topical studies in graphic design, including theoretical and critical aspects of studio production.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 0-8

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1-6

When Offered: Fall, Spring

8 Sections Scheduled

DANC 520: Special Topics in Dance
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


In-depth presentation and exploration of topical studies in dance and/or related study areas.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-3

Topic depends on instructor. May be repeated for total 9 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 522: Drawing V
4 credits 

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 525: Performance Seminar and Vocal Literature for Singers and Accompanists I
2 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Students assigned art songs or operatic arias in Italian, German, French, and English, from Baroque to 21st century, and perform in weekly master class format. Develops and improves musical and artistic preparation and performance, increases repertoire, and establishes dependable methods for creating consistently high standards of artistic performance.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 526: Performance Seminar and Vocal Literature for Singers and Accompanists II
2 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Students assigned art songs or operatic arias in Italian, German, French, and English, from Baroque to 21st century, and perform in weekly master class format. Develops and improves musical and artistic preparation and performance, increases repertoire, and establishes dependable methods for creating consistently high standards of artistic performance.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 532: Music History Review I
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Enhance understanding of music history and the context of musical style, chronologically through the mid-18th century.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week:

Does not fulfill courses requirements for graduate degrees in music.

1 Sections Scheduled

FAVS 535: Sound and Lighting
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


This course will instruct students on the theories, techniques, and technologies pertaining to recording audio and lighting scenes in both field and studio video productions. The course will be lecture based with practical lab styled exercises reinforcing topics presented during lecture.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

No Sections Scheduled

THR 540: Directing Techniques
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


As an examination of the directorial process for stage and screen, this course will explore directing theory, preparation, and practice.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

This course is repeatable to six (6) credits

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 541: Diction for Singers I
2 credits 

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 542: Diction II
2 credits 

1 Sections Scheduled

THR 548: Advanced Foundations of Theater Education
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Explores various theater teaching specialties in venues that range from public school to undergraduate and graduate training to commercial establishments.​

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

THR 549: Advanced Elementary Theater Education
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


An in-depth exploration of teaching methods and classroom management for PK-6 theater education combined with advanced managerial skill training.

When Offered: Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

No Sections Scheduled

THR 550: Advanced Secondary Education
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


This course explores teaching methods for theater that are appropriate for all students, including exceptional students, including gifted and talented and those with disabling conditions.  It will cover requirements of the Virginia Theater Standards of Learning, curriculum and instructional procedures, as well as theater classroom management, for secondary grades 6-12 (both middle and secondary schools).

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

FAVS 550: Internship
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


On-the-job training in film and video studies through approved fieldwork study programs. Internships are arranged and supervised by the FAVS director.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring.

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 551: Keyboard Pedagogy I
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Intensive study of methods, theories, techniques, and materials to teach keyboard to children and adults in individual and group situations.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 552: Vocal Pedagogy and Lab
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Instruction in teaching voice through the systematic study of vocal physiology and its implications for pedagogical methods. Includes theoretical and systematic study of processes, procedures, and practices to develop an art of singing. Offers technical, physiological, theoretical, and practical principals of the singing art, with emphasis on vocal health.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 553: Instrumental Pedagogy and Literature
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Instruction in teaching of instrumental music techniques for all levels through the study of pedagogical methods, standard literature, and musical instruments produced by present-day manufacturers.

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

THR 555: Theater Education Internship
2 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Full semester of supervised teaching experience in approved school programs PK-12.  Credits based on number of teaching contact hours per week.

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 4-12

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 555: Music as a Healing Art
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Study of the relationship between musical vibrations and the natural rhythms of the body. Topics include history of music and healing, theory of sound, cymatics, toning, and performance practice as well as a survey of vibrational healing modalities and related therapies. Considers listening examples as they apply to healing with music. Students sing and play instruments in directed improvisatory performance.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 557: Kodaly I
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


In depth study of Kodály, concentrating in four areas: Methodology, Materials, Solfege, and Conducting
 

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 558: Kodaly II
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Continues to build on and expand Kodaly knowledge and skills in the four areas: Methodology, Materials, Solfege, and Conducting

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 559: Kodaly III
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Completion of Kodaly training, finishing Kodaly Methodology, Materials, Solfege, and Conducting

No Sections Scheduled

THR 560: Advanced Script Analysis
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Critical analysis of dramatic literature as preparation for production and performance. Examination of plot, character, theme, audience impact, and cultural context, and the transformation of intellectual ideas into physical theatrical production elements.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 563: Orff Schulwerk I
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable​​


Intensive introduction to Orff teaching philosophy with practical and theoretical instruction and immersion in the method itself. Students learn concepts of rhythm, harmony, solfege, modes, improvisation, and pedagogy. Students learn basic performance technique on soprano recorder, and learn to apply movement and dance in their teaching.​

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3​

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0​

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 564: Orff Schulwerk II
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Continues intensive study of Orff teaching philosophy with practical and theoretical instruction and immersion. Teaches further concepts of rhythm and meter including asymmetrical patterns. Reviews pentatonic modes and their transpositions, studies pentachordal and hexachordal scales, and begins intensive work with diatonic modes. Students work with a variety of percussion instruments including body percussion, unpitched instruments, and barred instruments. They sing and play soprano, alto, tenor, and bass recorders. Movement studies continue with intensive study of vocabulary of dance and mime.​

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0​​

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 565: Orff Schulwerk III
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Continues intensive study of Orff teaching philosophy to complete certification process in Orff Schulwerk. Students continue intensive work in rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre, form, and pedagogy. Tenor, bass, and soprano recorders introduced. Movement and rhythmic studies concentrate on mixed meters and non-Western source materials and styles.​

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3​

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0​

No Sections Scheduled

FAVS 565: Documentary Filmmaking
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


A documentary filmmaking workshop in which each student makes a short digital documentary, from concept development to finished piece. The class covers essential technical skills, emerging styles of nonfiction film, and documentary storytelling techniques.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 566: Instrumental Methods for Band
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


This course prepares students to teach instrumental music in elementary and secondary schools. Students spend three hours per week in class, and one hour per week observing and teaching in laboratory ensemble. Students also participate in field observation of music classes in public schools.

When Offered: Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 568: Vocal and Choral Methods
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


A Survey course that introduces repertoire and methods for teaching middle and high school choral groups, small ensemble and voice classes. Students spend three hours per week in class, and one hour per week observing and teaching in laboratory ensemble. Students also participate in field observation of music classes in the public schools.

When Offered: Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

No Sections Scheduled

FAVS 570: Screenwriting
3 credits | 

Screenwriting course emphasizing student development in screenplay form, structure, and storytelling with emphasis on craft, character, and story culminating in a screenplay.​

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3​

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0​

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring.​

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 572: Techniques of Accompanying II
1 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Development of accompanying skills through collaboration with solo singers, instrumentalists, and small ensembles. Students perform for each other; observe lectures, demonstrations and performances by professionals; and participate in master classes.

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

Each course may be taken two times for credit.

 

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 573: Adv Mus & Vocal Accomp
3 credits 

1 Sections Scheduled

FAVS 575: Fiction Film Directing
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


This course examines techniques for directing fiction films. Students study the directorial approaches of a variety of directors by viewing and critiquing classic films. Students learn about the director's role in each stage of film production. Students shoot, direct and edit fictional scenes and sequences intended to develop and convey the beginnings of the authorial signatures.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

 

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 577: Music and Consciousness
3 credits 

1 Sections Scheduled

FAVS 590: Independent Study
1-6 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Independent research on specific project under direction of selected faculty member.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-6

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 592: Introduction to Jazz Improvisation
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Intensive study of selected topics in performance, composition, or conducting. Individual research, group discussions, and participation in related activities.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-6

May be repeated for up to 12 credits as topics change.

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 595: Introduction to Art Teaching and Learning
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Explores art-teaching profession through readings, discussion, hands-on activities, visits to diverse area public schools and action research.  Students analyze ways that art is taught and evaluated to meet multiple educational needs of today's PK-12 students.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 596: Independent Study
4 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Independent reading and research on specific project under department faculty member's direction.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-6

Written reports required. May be repeated for credit.

No Sections Scheduled

FAVS 597: Independent Production
1-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Media or creative production activities under direction of faculty member. Requires completed production; written report, oral exam may be required.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-3

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 599: Special Topics in Art and Visual Technology
4 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Exploration of topical studies in AVT, including theoretical and critical aspects of art or studio production.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0-6

Topics and credit vary with instructor. May be repeated when taken under different topics.

5 Sections Scheduled

THR 599: Independent Study
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Independent reading, performance, or research on a specific project under direction of selected faculty member. May include attendance in a parallel undergraduate course.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-6

May be repeated for a total of 18 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

AMGT 599: Special Topics in Arts Management
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Provides opportunity to explore special and timely topics in arts management including theoretical and applied areas. Topics and credit vary; may be repeated for up to 12 credits taken under different topics.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-6

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

3 Sections Scheduled

GAME 599: Advanced Studies in Game Design
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Exploration of various issues in computer game design, including theoretical aspects of games studies and production.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-4

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Topics and credit vary with instructor. May be repeated when taken under different topics.

1 Sections Scheduled

FAVS 599: Special Topics
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


In-depth presentation and exploration of topical studies.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-6

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring.

Subject matter varies. May be repeated for a maximum 9 credits when taken under different topics.

1 Sections Scheduled

DANC 599: Independent Study
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Individual research or creative project.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Grading: Graduate Special

May be repeated for total 6 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 600: Research Methodologies
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Graduate seminar focusing on development of independent research project in student's area of emphasis. Explores principal methods of researching and documenting art and arts practice. Along with traditional methods of library research, emphasizes new processes of examination and investigation through the use of computer-aided research systems.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

No Sections Scheduled

GAME 600: Research Methodologies in Game Design
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Graduate seminar focusing on development of independent research project in student's area of emphasis. Explores principal methods of researching and documenting game design and game practice. Along with traditional methods of library research, emphasizes new processes of examination and investigation through the use of computer-aided research clouds and systems. Students will research and write a publishable paper following standard scientific research practice.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

AMGT 601: Fund Raising/Development I
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Overview for students seeking general knowledge, as well as an introductory course for those who will complete the fund-raising concentration. Teaches role of fundraising as a management function and part of the overall strategic intention of arts organizations, presenting fundraising as a multifaceted, team-based process. Analyzes tools and techniques for effective fundraising.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

2 Sections Scheduled

AMGT 602: Seminar in Arts Management
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Develops tools and techniques necessary for successful pursuit of a management career in visual and performing arts. Introduces a wide range of arts organizations, working arts administrators, and institutional models through guest lectures, readings, field trips, and analysis of institutional data. Students gain an understanding of organizational structures and functions, as well as models for general management.

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

2 Sections Scheduled

AMGT 603: Arts and Society
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Examines role of visual and performing arts, with emphasis on historic traditions and trends that have most directly influenced contemporary American practice. Consideration is given to the functions of art in society in addressing questions: What constitutes good or bad art? What is the value of art? What encouragements or impediments does our society offer to the creative artist or arts institution?

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

2 Sections Scheduled

AMGT 604: Public Relations and Marketing Strategies for the Arts I
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Teaches strategic way of thinking about audience, community, and markets. Structured into four modules, beginning with fundamentals of strategic planning. Students learn about external and internal environments and the interplay among them; discuss marketing fundamentals pertaining to arts audiences; and are introduced to fundamentals of applied marketing media and advertising fundamentals.

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

3 Sections Scheduled

GAME 605: Game Design Graduate Seminar
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Students present their own research and projects, or the work of contemporary game designers for discussion and peer and faculty critiques. Special focus on developing professional public communication and presentation skills about contemporary issues in the game design and production fields.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

2 Sections Scheduled

AVT 605: Issues and Research in Art Education
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Readings and projects explore historical and contemporary ideas, issues, philosophies, pedagogy, and research in art education. Investigates teachers' use of research-oriented questions and data to explore classroom issues and improve teaching and learning.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

AMGT 606: Governance and Leadership
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Board development including oversight and management of a board, as well as understanding board functions. Board relationships, including volunteers, are essential through all of the stages of a management career.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

3 Sections Scheduled

AVT 606: Creativity and Cognition in the Arts and Media
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Focuses on research on cognition, development, learning, and creativity in the visual arts and media in formal and informal educational settings.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Equivalent to EDEP 601

1 Sections Scheduled

AMGT 609: Performing Arts Management
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Bridging strategic planning and marketing; audience development; financial management; and board and volunteer management with issues of scheduling, ticketing and sales, mission integration and strategic challenges of new facilities, and growth and operations of existing ones.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

AMGT 610: Visual Arts Management
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Covers the many facets of visual art gallery management, from practical considerations of daily operations to the broader examination of gallery's role in art education, criticism, and art market. Topics such as exhibition coordination and installation, contracts, artist representation, fine art insurance, exhibition policies, budgets, and marketing are covered, along with the responsibility of educating a diverse public.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

GAME 610: Game Production
3 credits 

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 610: Graduate Seminar
2 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Students present their work or the work of contemporary artists for discussion and peer and faculty critiques. Special focus on developing public communication and presentation skills on contemporary issues in the arts.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 2

Seminar course required of all AVT graduate students four times during course of study. Repeatable for 8 credits.

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 611: Graduate Design Seminar
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


A laboratory for the exploration of contemporary design theory and practice through writing and design making, this class will have rotating topical content.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Can be repeated.

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 611: Analytical Techniques
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Detailed formal and stylistic examination of music selected from the major style periods. Development of graduate-level analytical skills.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

 

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 612: Independent Project Research
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Provides the development and research phase in preparation for AVT 794: Independent Design Project, the capstone course in the Graphic Design masters program. Students will prepare their written final project proposal for presentation to the AVT GD Graduate Faculty Committee.

When Offered: Fall, Spring.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-12

Grading: Graduate Special

To be completed prior to enrolling in AVT 794: Independent Design Project.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 613: Graduate Orchestration
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Intensive study of instrumentation through analysis and arrangement. Includes contemporary techniques and scoring for large forces.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

 

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 613: Experiential Design History
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


This hybrid lecture/studio course provides a historical perspective of the evolution of graphic design and examines graphic design's contribution to culture through writing and design projects. The course will have both lecture and studio content, providing "hand's on" experiential opportunities in traditional graphic techniques.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

2 Sections Scheduled

AVT 614: Brand Identity Design
4 credits | 

Not Repeatable


This is an advanced design course with an emphasis on brand identity development. Topics include logo development, product packaging, marketing and advertising collaterals, web branding, and broadcast advertising development. Special attention is given to the creation of a graphic standards guide.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 2

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 4

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 615: Advanced Jazz Improvisation
3 credits | 

Credits: 3

Not Repeatable


Advanced techniques and applications of jazz improvisation.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 615: Technology for Art Teachers
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Addresses use of technology in PK-12 art classroom. Focuses on research, presentation and instruction, and image creation. Students develop technology-enhanced teaching units for different grade levels and explore related issues, including copyright, plagiarism, and appropriation.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

2 Sections Scheduled

AVT 617: Advanced Typography
4 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Students will produce a body of work exploring the opportunities and limitations of typographical design.

Corequisite(s): Admission to the AVT graduate program or permission of instructor.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 2

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 4

1 Sections Scheduled

GAME 617: Teaching Practicum
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Supervised classroom teaching in Mason's Computer Game Design undergraduate program, or summer Game-focused Potomac Academy Program.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 618: Visual Communication Theories
2 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Advanced graduate seminar focusing on key theories and themes that have informed 20th and 21st century design practice. Explores theory and criticism in a variety of contexts, from popular to scholarly, and considers the role of designers as thinkers and writers.

When Offered: Fall, Spring.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 2

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 619: Advanced Web Design
4 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Develops skills for the application of information, interaction, usability, and visual design for web site developments. Students gain in-depth knowledge of user behaviors and broader context of social, cultural, and contemporary issues in web communication. Students learn professional design processes and integrate multiple web developing technologies.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 2

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 4

No Sections Scheduled

THR 620: Acting Techniques
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Students explore selected acting techniques for stage and screen. Topics vary from scene work to specialty areas–such as movement, voice and style–with an emphasis on developing bold physical, psychological and emotional expression.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Repeatable up to 12 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 620: Theory, Criticism and Arts
3 credits 

1 Sections Scheduled

AMGT 620: Legal Aspects in Arts Management
3 credits | 

Repeatability 


Overview of practical legal issues that will be encountered by arts managers of both for-profit and not-for-profit arts organizations, including contracts, copyrights, licensing, and for-profit and non-profit incorporation.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 621: Art Writing Seminar
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Includes criticism, the artist statement, manifestos, and language as visual art.

When Offered: Fall, Spring.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 621: Graduate Applied Music
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Graduate Applied music studies

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0.5

May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 622: Applied Music in Keyboard
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in Keyboard.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0.5

May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 623: Applied Music in Voice
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in Voice.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0.5

May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 624: Applied Music in Woodwind
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in Woodwind.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0.5

May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 625: Applied Music in Brass
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied Music studies in Brass.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0.5

No Sections Scheduled

GAME 626: Game Business, Entrepreneurship and Practice
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Combined lecture and studio course in discovering and developing entrepreneurial skill sets in the game design, production and publishing industry. Special focus will be given to developing communication skills, planning strategies, and nurturing the aptitude and attitudes that enable students to creatively solve problems, identify opportunities, and execute those opportunities in the game design and production industry.

When Offered: Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 626: Applied Music in String
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied Music studies in String.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0.5

May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 627: Applied Music in Percussion
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied Music studies in Percussion.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-6

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0.5

May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 628: Applied Music in Composition
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied Music studies in Composition.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0.5

May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

GAME 628: Advanced Game Art
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Studio and Lecture course in advanced computer game modeling processes and techniques. Advanced topics in modeling interactive characters and environments will be covered, including texture painting, photosourcing, and both low and high-polygon modeling. A broad variety of art styles and game production pipelines will be explored.

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 629: Applied Music in Conducting
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied Music studies in Conducting.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0.5

May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 630: Topics in Music History and Literature
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Examination of a musical style, genre, composer, compositional school, or historical development. Primary and secondary source materials studied in historical and analytical contexts.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Repeatable for up to 9 credits as topics change.

2 Sections Scheduled

GAME 630: Advanced Game Animation
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Combined Studio and Lecture course in creating advanced animations for interactive games, with an emphasis on realtime characters. Non-bipedal motions, rotoscoping, rigging, and other advanced topics in animation will also be explored.

When Offered: Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 632: Graduate Painting I
4 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Entering students are expected to be competent painters, with technical proficiency, a disciplined process, and a directed personal vision. Students work rigorously and independently toward the understanding and mastery of techniques, methods, and concepts relevant to formal expression of personal content. Students expected to participate in critical discourse with supervising faculty. Achievement measured by faculty review board at mid-semester and term's end.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 4

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 633: Graduate Painting II
4 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Building on research and practices established in Graduate Painting I, students continue to develop strategies for the expression of personal vision and style. Progress tracked and assessed through periodic one-on-one critical discussions with supervising faculty. Achievement measured by faculty review board at mid-semester and term’s end.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 0

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 4

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 634: Advanced Graduate Painting I
4 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Working independently on a cohesive body of work, students must demonstrate a thorough understanding and mastery of techniques, methods, and concepts relevant to their own practices, and be able to discuss their work within the context of historical and contemporary art practices. Progress tracked and assessed through periodic one-on-one critical discussions with supervising faculty. Achievement measured by faculty review board at mid-semester and term's end.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 4

No Sections Scheduled

GAME 635: Issues in Interactive Entertainment
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Studio and lecture course in advanced design concepts for interactive game and entertainment platforms and systems. Microsoft's Kinect, Nintendo's Wii U, and Apple's AirPlay Mirroring will be studied.

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 635: Advanced Graduate Painting II
4 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Advanced independent studio production. Progress tracked and assessed through periodic critical discussions with supervising faculty. Achievement measured by faculty review board at mid-semester and end of term.

When OfferedFall, Spring.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 4

No Sections Scheduled

GAME 638: Game Studio Management
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Lecture Courses in managerial responsibilities and issues concerning successfully managing a small to mid-size game design studio in today's game industry marketplace. 
Human resources and personnel management, investor relations and board management, contract negotiations and development analysis, game design and production team oversight, research and development, budget management and realistic financial projections will be covered.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

No Sections Scheduled

AMGT 640: Programming and Project Management in the Arts
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Provides both a theoretical framework for thinking about and assessing the value of various programming options and practical examples of the potential partners and resources available for program and project implementation.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring.

1 Sections Scheduled

THR 640: Directing Mentorship
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


This class gives students the chance to work with a faculty mentor while they apply their directing skills to a full-length public performance. Students create a record of the creative process through mentored practical production assignments. Directors enrolled in this course must receive prior approval for their projects for the stage or screen and will be expected to submit a written reflection on the full directorial process.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 647: Advanced Graduate Graphic Design I
4 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Working independently on a cohesive body of work, students must demonstrate a thorough understanding and mastery of techniques, methods, and concepts relevant to their own practices, and be able to discuss their work within the context of historical and contemporary design practices. Progress tracked and assessed through periodic one-on-one critical discussions with supervising faculty. Achievement measured by faculty review board at term's end.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 4

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 648: Advanced Graphic Design II
4 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Continuing to work independently on a cohesive body of work, students must demonstrate a thorough understanding and mastery of techniques, methods, and concepts relevant to their own practices, and be able to discuss their work within the context of historical and contemporary art and design practices. Progress tracked and assessed through periodic one-on-one critical discussions with supervising faculty. Achievement measured by faculty review board at term's end. (This is the second course in a two course sequence.)

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 4

No Sections Scheduled

GAME 650: Advanced Music and Sound for Games
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Combined studio and lecture course that will focus on the composition, editing, processing, mixing, and integration of sound assets, such as sfx, narration, and music into computer games. Time, frequency, and amplitude domain digital production and post-production techniques will be reviewed. Standard 2-channel, and 5.1 channel post-production/mixing, as well as contemporary middleware sound management applications will be studied.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 660: Research Design
3 credits 

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 661: Psyc of Music Teaching/Learn
3 credits 

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 662: Graduate Sculpture I
4 credits 

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 662: Introduction to Research in Music
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Development of skills, attitudes, and understanding to conduct and report research in music, including philosophical bases, scope and organization, stylistic practices in writing research reports, study of materials and resources in music and music education, and proper use of library and other research services.

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 663: Aesthetics of Music Education
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Study of philosophical foundations of contemporary music education, and critical examination of music programs and activities in aesthetic education and efforts by music education establishment to enhance them.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 667: Two-Dimensional Art Making: Form, Theme, and Context
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Through studio work and research on basic and innovative drawing strategies, students explore expressive visual qualities, composition, and color. Students develop professional portfolios that incorporate meaningful themes and contexts for developing visual literacy in PK-12.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 2

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 4

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 668: Three-Dimensional Art Making Across Cultures
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Explores the diversity of art forms in world cultures and work of traditional and contemporary artists. Students learn basic three-dimensional art-making techniques, including ceramics and fibers, and learn to design three-dimensional art instruction for PK-12 levels.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 2

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 4

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 670: Teaching Practicum
2 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Supervised classroom teaching practicum in Mason's undergraduate program or community college program.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 2

Grading: Graduate Special

May be repeated for total of 4 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 681: Graduate Choral Ensembles
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Performance of works from the choral repertoire.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

Public concerts are given. May be repeated for up to 6 credits total.

4 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 682: Wind Symphony
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Highly selective group of instrumentalists performing works from the wind repertoire.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

Public concerts are given. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

2 Sections Scheduled

AVT 682: Experimental 2D Animation
4 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Designed to broaden range of visually expressive, time-based media from cell animation and stop motion animation to rotoscoping and two-dimensional digital animation. Emphasizes idea generation, concept development, and visual aesthetics.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 4

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 683: Symphonic Band
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Performance of works from band repertoire.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

Public concerts are given. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 685: Graduate Chamber Ensemble
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Performance of works from chamber music repertoire.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

Public concerts are given. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

21 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 687: Symphony Orchestra
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Performance of works from the orchestral repertoire.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

Public concerts are given. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 688: Opera and Musical Theater Ensemble
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Solo-vocal, performance-oriented ensemble class that presents operatic works or excerpts from them, from Baroque to 21st century, as well as works or excerpts from American musical theater.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 2

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 4

May be repeated for up to 12 credits.

2 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 689: Instrumental Jazz Ensemble
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Provides practical experience in aspects of jazz performance. Participation in section rehearsals and small and large jazz groups. Jazz improvisation expected.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 

Public concerts given. May be repeated for up to 6 credits total.

4 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 690: Graduate Lecture Recital
1-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Combination of musical performance and scholarly presentation on a well-defined topic.

Corequisite(s): MUSI 621 (3-credit level)

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week:

Public presentation required. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 691: Elementary Art Education
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Concepts and methods in early childhood and elementary art education.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

Students spend three hours per week in class and one hour per week in required field experience in public schools and other educational settings.

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 692: Secondary Art Education
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Concepts and methods in secondary art education.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

Students spend three hours per week in class, and one hour per week in required field experience in the public schools and other educational settings.

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 695: Internship in Art Education (Student Teaching)
5 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Full-time internship in which students teach in elementary and secondary schools with guidance from cooperating mentor teachers. College supervisors make periodic site visits to observe, assess, and evaluate progress.

Corequisite(s): AVT 696.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-2

Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit.

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 695: Teaching Internship
2 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Teaching beginner, intermediate, and early advanced students in private or group lessons under faculty supervision.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

May be repeated for up to 4 credits.

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 696: Internship for Student Teachers
1 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Weekly professional seminar focused on needs and concerns of student teachers. Covers issues as they emerge in practice, and concludes with an "Art of Teaching Art" exhibit of work by students of preservice teachers.

Corequisite(s): AVT 695.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 2

Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 698: Ind Study/Directed Readings
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1-12

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 699: Independent Study
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Individual research and study a concentration available in the master of music.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

May be taken for maximum 6 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

AMGT 704: Finance and Budgeting for Arts I
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduces budget and finance as fundamentals of the budget process, specifically tailored to needs of arts organizations. Provides overview of accounting as tool to manage and control arts organizations. Involves laboratory component for teaching software application frequently encountered in fiscal operation of arts organizations.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

3 Sections Scheduled

AMGT 705: Finance and Budgeting for Arts II
2 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Introduces budgeting, planning, and finance as fundamentals of the strategic planning process and management control, specifically tailored to the needs of arts organizations.

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 2

2 Sections Scheduled

AMGT 706: Festivals and Special Events
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Technical aspects of events and festival management. Topics may include cultural understanding, tourism, sponsorship, fund raising and development, logistics of scheduling and contracts, and the relationship to larger venues, marketing and sales, and budgeting.

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3​

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 710: Advanced Topics in Music Theory
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Advanced study of specific styles and repertoire from the perspective of various analytical approaches.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

May be repeated for up to 9 credits total as topics change.

1 Sections Scheduled

GAME 710: Graduate Internship
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


This course prepares students to succeed in the game design industry by assisting their placement in an appropriate internship within a program approved public or commercial game design/publishing agency or firm. A total of 180 hours of internship on-site work must be earned within the semester of registration. Each student is assigned a program internship coordinator, and an on-site internship supervisor.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0

1 Sections Scheduled

AMGT 710: Arts Policy
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Reviews current state of the sector, familiarizing students with most common rationales for public support of the arts and respective roles of federal, state, and local governments and private policy actors. Examines dilemmas that arts organizations face in balancing need for government support and artistic integrity with push and pull of the market. Compares U.S. policies to other developed countries.

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

2 Sections Scheduled

AMGT 711: Directed Readings and Project
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Opportunity to engage in a more intensive study or project in arts management. Students partner with faculty member for intensive readings and project in strategy and planning in the arts, fundraising and development, entrepreneurial project work, arts marketing, arts policy and law, or other specialized areas pertinent to arts administration.

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-6

4 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 721: Applied Music
2-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied Music studies.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 

May be repeated for up to 18 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 722: Applied Music in Keyboard
2-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in Keyboard.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

May be repeated for up to 18 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 723: Applied Music in Voice
2-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music in Voice.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

May be repeated for up to 18 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 724: Applied Music in Woodwind
2-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in Woodwind.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

May be repeated for up to 18 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 725: Applied Music in Brass
2-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in Brass.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

May be repeated for up to 18 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 726: Applied Music in Strings
2-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in String.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

May be repeated for up to 18 credits.

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 727: Applied Music in Percussion
2-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree 


Applied music studies in Percussion.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

May be repeated for up to 18 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 728: Applied Music in Composition
2-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in Composition.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

May be repeated for up to 18 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 729: Applied Music in Conducting
2-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Applied music studies in Conducting.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-6

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

May be repeated for up to 18 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 730: Advanced Topics in Music History
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Term


Advanced study of specific genres, composers, or repertoire from a historically analytical perspective.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

May be repeated for up to 9 credits total as topics change.

1 Sections Scheduled

AMGT 740: Internal Internship
2 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Builds on apprenticeship as a core means of teaching applied concepts of arts management. Augments use of Center of the Arts and active arts environment, both performing and visual, as a learning laboratory. Builds on practical learning and provides internal training as preparation for external internship. Minimum 42 hours/credit.

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6

5 Sections Scheduled

AMGT 742: Internship I
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Provides a specific work environment to build on skills developed in the classroom and integrates work experience with specific academic exercises. Minimum 42 hours/credit.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3-6

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6-12

15 credits taken within the master in arts management program; or permission of program director. Required for developing practical application.

6 Sections Scheduled

AMGT 752: Arts Entrepreneurship
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Lecture course in discovering and developing entrepreneurial skills in the arts. Students will conceive, develop, and present a for-profit or not-for-profit business plan and strategy; which will include model(s), market overview, management structure, along with revenue streams, an acquisition strategy, and technical and information technology strategies. Advanced course focuses on developing financial planning skills, funding strategies, marketing and arts sales.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 770: Advanced Topics in Pedagogy
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Advanced study of a specific topic in the pedagogy of music.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

May be repeated for up to 6 credits total as topics change.

No Sections Scheduled

AMGT 790: External Internship
2 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Designed to follow internal internship. Provides a specific work environment to build on skills developed in the classroom and integrates work experience with specific academic exercises. Students advised to pursue a three-pronged approach toward specialization: electives; internal internship in the same area as concentrated electives; and external internship consistent with specialized course work and internal internship. Minimum 42 hours/credit.

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3-6

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6-12

15 credits taken from the master in arts management program; or permission of program director. Required for developing a practical application.

10 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 790: Graduate Recital
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Public performance. Repertoire and performance standards as approved by the faculty.

Corequisite(s): MUSI 700-level PMI (3-credits).

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1 

May be repeated for up to 4 credits total.

No Sections Scheduled

AMGT 792: Internship II
3 credits | 

Not Repeatable


Provides a specific work environment to build on skills developed in the classroom and integrates work experience with specific academic exercises. Elective. Minimum 42 hours/credit.

When Offered: Fall, Summer, Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3-6

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 6-12

15 credits taken within the master in arts management program; or permission of program director. Required for developing practical application.

6 Sections Scheduled

AVT 794: Independent Design Project
4 credits | 

Not Repeatable


The capstone course in the graphic design Master of Arts degree. Provides for the independent development, design, production and presentation of a graduate-level design project guided by faculty and design professionals.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-3

Grading: Graduate Special

No Sections Scheduled

AMGT 795: Capstone in Arts Management
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Required in order to complete the MA AMGT degree. Provides students with the opportunity to deepen, expand, and demonstrate mastery of one area of arts management expertise. Builds on work undertaken in a completed AMGT course or internship. Faculty will provide guidance and approve capstone topics. The capstone is a required one-credit course. Students may register for the capstone after having completed all core course requirements for the MA AMGT degree.

When Offered: Fall, Spring.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

2 Sections Scheduled

AVT 796: Directed Reading
1 credits | 

Not Repeatable


The development of independent research into the historical precedents, theoretical underpinnings, cultural forms, and idea territories pertinent to student's individual studio practice. Individualized section under the direction of division member.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

One of three courses comprising the MFA comprehensive experience for AVT students.

No Sections Scheduled

GAME 796: Directed Reading
1 credits 

1 Sections Scheduled

GAME 797: Proposal Writing
1 credits 

1 Sections Scheduled

AVT 798: Directed Project and Exhibition
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


The construction and presentation of a professional-quality public exhibition.  Course includes significant independent studio production of a comprehensive body of work, leading to the MFA Thesis Exhibition.  Exhibition must demonstrate student's mastery of studio craft and concept.  Individualized section under the direction of division member.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-7

One of three courses comprising the MFA comprehensive experience for AVT students

No Sections Scheduled

AVT 799: Thesis
2 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


The written thesis informs, documents, and enhances the MFA thesis exhibition, which is the student's primary creative research activity.  The content of the written thesis may vary in accordance with artistic discipline and final exhibition.  Individualized section under the direction of division member.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-6

Grading: Satisfactory/No credit only

One of three courses comprising the MFA comprehensive experience for AVT students.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 799: Thesis
1-6 credits 

1 Sections Scheduled

GAME 799: Game Design Thesis
4 credits 

1 Sections Scheduled

DANC 799: Thesis
2 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Creation and documentation of original research including planning, performance, recording and written reflecting under direction of thesis committee.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-3

Grading: Satisfactory/No credit only

May be repeated for total 6 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 800: Studies for the Doctor of Philosophy in Education
1-6 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Program of studies designed by the student's discipline director and approved by student's doctoral committee that brings student to participate in research, performance, or creative activity of discipline director and results in a paper reporting original contributions.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-6

Enrollment may be repeated.

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 810: Doctoral Seminar in Analysis
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Seminar study of a specific genre or repertoire from various analytical perspectives.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

May be repeated for up to 9 credits as topics change.

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 822: Doctoral Applied Music in Keyboard
2-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Doctoral applied music studies in Keyboard.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

May be repeated for up to 18 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 823: Doctoral Applied Music Voice
2-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Doctoral applied music studies in Voice.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-6

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

May be repeated for up to 18 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 824: Doctoral Applied Music in Woodwind
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Doctoral applied music studies in Woodwind.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-6

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

May be repeated for up to 18 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 825: Doctoral Applied Music Brass
2-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Doctoral applied music studies in Brass.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

May be repeated for up to 18 credits.

 

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 826: Doctoral Applied Music String
2-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Doctoral applied music studies in String.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

May be repeated for up to 18 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 827: Doctoral Applied Music in Percussion
2-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


 Doctoral applied music studies in Percussion.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1-3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

May be repeated for up to 18 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 828: Doctoral Applied Music in Composition
2-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Doctoral applied music studies in Composition.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

May be repeated for up to 18 credits.

 

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 829: Doctoral Applied Music in Conducting
2-3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Doctoral applied music studies in Conducting.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 1

May be repeated for up to 18 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 830: Doctoral Seminar in Music History
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Seminar study of a specific genre, composer, or repertoire from a historically analytical perspective.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0

May be repeated for up to 9 credits as topics change.

1 Sections Scheduled

MUSI 860: Doctoral Seminar in Music Education
3 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Seminar study of a specific issue in music education.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

May be repeated for up to 12 credits as topics change.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 880: Doctoral Major Ensemble
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Selective ensemble experience for doctoral students in music.

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

Public concerts are given. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

MUSI 890: Doctoral Recital
1 credits | 

Repeatable within Degree


Public performance. Repertoire and performance standards as approved by the faculty.

Corequisite(s): MUSI 821 (3-credit level).

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 1

May be repeated for up to 4 credits.

No Sections Scheduled

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