Six hours of lower level social science course work. Interpersonal Communication Theory and Research. A survey of classic and contemporary theories and research of communication in personal and social relationships across the lifespan. Emphasizes communication as a means to facilitate conditions for development of positive relational outcomes.
Communication and Conflict Management. Focus on theory and research of communication processes in conflict episodes across social and personal relational contexts. Applications of communication approaches to conflict management emphasized. Listening to Self, Others, Nature and the Divine. The listening course introduces students to: Practice, theory, and research are all integrated across the contexts of self, others, nature, and the divine.
Nonviolent Communication and Peace. Perspectives on nonviolent communication and peace are covered from the micro level e. Family Communication Theory and Research. A survey of classic and contemporary theories and research of communication in family units, family relationships, and family interfacings with society.
Group Communication Theory and Research. A survey of classic and contemporary theories and research of communication in task groups as well as the interconnections of task groups with societal institutions such as the family, government, and health care.
Communication factors that facilitate conditions for creating and maintaining optimally functioning groups are emphasized. A survey of theories and research of communication during childhood. Emphasis is on children as developing communicators, their relationships, and their interactions with media. African-American Rhetoric Voices of Liberation.
With the goals of examining the rhetorical strategies and their historical context, students will study and critique original speeches and various forms of discourse by African-American speakers. Documentary Filmmaking Study Abroad. This is an in-the-field study abroad course where students will, in small groups, produce a short documentary film about a local NGO Non-Governmental Organization creating positive change in the local community.
The Music Industry and Communication. This course will seek to better understand the music industry. To do this, the organization and operation of the modern music industry will be examined. Issues of publishing, copyright and intellectual property and technology will also be examined.
A topical study of the major works of Spanish and Latin American film from Buneul to the present. The course will explore many issues, including those related to gender, race, symbolism, and class struggle.
The first half of the 20th century was the most creative and destructive period in German and European history. Its rich cultural achievements included Viennese psychoanalytical theory of the turn of the century, Art Nouveau, German Expressionism, and the avant garde aesthetics of the Weimar Republic. Conversely, World War I and II exposed the cultural agony and human depravity of modern civilization. This course will trace these various aspects and developments in a variety of exemplary genres.
Readings and discussions in German. Communication Analysis and Criticism. A survey of the key methods used in critiquing various forms of human and mediated communication for the purpose of becoming more discerning consumers of public and mass mediated messages.
Analysis will include films, television, and radio programs, advertisements, newspapers, public discourses, speeches, and conversations. Directing for the Camera. This course seeks to provide students with fundamental principles and practical techniques of directing the narrative fiction film: Electronic Media Law and Policy.
This course focuses on legal and policy issues related to modern media systems and technologies, with an emphasis on legal considerations of electronic media. Topics include First Amendment issues concerning news, programming, and advertising; station licensing; and challenges to traditional legal thought brought about by new technologies.
An examination of the rise of broadcast technology and world flow of information and entertainment. Theory and policy issues of systems of broadcast ownership, access, regulation, programming, transborder, broadcasting and cultural imperialism and dominance of Western programming will be addressed. This course concentrates on the development and delivery of industry standard one hour long TV scripts and the associated script "bible.
This course is for students who are interested in the field of voice over for commercials, narration, industrials, animation, Internet, and gaming. Students will practice voicing copy using acting techniques, vocal techniques, building characters, and analyzing copy.
Students will learn to select, edit and prepare copy for a future demo and learn to perform cold voice over auditions. This is a performance-oriented course that is a workout session each day. Critical Analysis of Journalism. A critical examination of the news industry as practiced in the printed press, network and cable television, magazines, the Internet, and alternative press.
Organizations and Social Influence. Focuses on theories, research and applications of the social influence function of communication in a variety of organizational contexts. Examines traditional and nontraditional social influence theories and research as applied to organizational change. An examination of communication education theory and methodology via structured experiences and readings.
Completion of core courses and 6 hours of upper-level major courses, and approval of supervising faculty and department chair. An examination of world cinema as a technology, a business, an institution, and an art form from its inception to the present. Emphasis is on the narrative fiction film, its technological and aesthetic development, economic organization, and socio-cultural context. Representative classic and contemporary works will be screened and analyzed.
This upper-division seminar investigates one or two particular emergent new media practices and theories. The topics will be chosen at the discretion of the instructor but may include issues such as "mobile media," "micro media and audiences," and "social media. The role of television in the cultural, psychological, and economic life of America.
The structure and design of television programs; and the history and function of television in reinforcing or altering public perceptions of ideas, events, and people.
Principles of Media Marketing and Promotion. Course introduces students to the ways in which different media forms are used for advertising and marketing purposes. Emphasis is on electronic media, though other approaches, such as direct marketing techniques and the increasing use of new media technologies for marketing, are also examined. An examination of American motion pictures as an art form, a business and an institution from inception to the present.
Primary attention is accorded to the narrative fiction film, its aesthetic and technological development, economic organization and social impact. This course highlights the many connections between film history and American culture. An in-depth investigation of the history and theory of the documentary tradition in film, television, and radio. Examining both American and international examples, the course will look at major schools, movements, goals, and styles of documentary production.
Representative texts will be studied for their socio-political influences, persuasive techniques, and aesthetic formulas. Students explore visual storytelling through the theories guiding character development, narrative construction, thematic layers, scene analysis, and many more. Students participate in a variety of critical and writing exercises to enhance their knowledge of the craft of screenwriting. Students complete the course with a complete feature film screenplay.
This is an intensive capstone course in film production. Students experience pre-production, production, and post-production phases while creating a product to be entered in regional and national competitions. Film and Television Genres. This course is designed to examine the conventions and meanings of various film and television genres within their broader aesthetic, socio-historical, cultural, and political contexts. Each time the class is offered it will focus in depth on a different genre, such as the gangster, the Western, the musical, the comedy, science fiction, among others.
Class may be repeated for credit as long as the genres are different. This course offers students an opportunity to collaborate on a project beyond the scope of previous classroom projects. Students will execute an assigned duty for the duration of the semester. Advanced TV News Production. This course is designed to provide students with advanced instruction in reporting, writing, and production for a television news program. Students will take on important roles in and minute news broadcasts and refine their skills in shooting and editing video.
Health and Interpersonal Communication. This course is designed to give an overview of contemporary scholarship on phenomena within the scope of interpersonal health communication.
This course builds on the fundamentals learned in Cinematography 1, exploring advanced camera and lighting techniques primarily used in narrative cinema. Advanced cameras, grip, electric, and lighting equipment will be covered, exposing students to gear and practices beyond the scope of a standard student production. This intensive course will bring students onto the set of a Feature Film Production, working crew positions as the film is shot. Entrepreneurship and Public Relations.
This course is designed to help students enhance their personal and professional development through innovation guided by faculty members and professionals, while at the same time, meeting a critical need for Old Dominion University. The advanced study of selected topics designed to permit small groups of qualified students to work on subjects of mutual interest which, due to their specialized nature, may not be offered regularly.
Appropriate survey course or permission of the instructor. Tutorial Work in Special Topics in Communication. Independent reading and study on a topic to be selected under the direction of an instructor. Conferences and papers as appropriate. Senior standing and approval of the department chair.
An introduction to the physical and vocal principles of performance coupled with an opportunity to increase awareness of the constructed nature of social interactions. Students will explore confident self-expression through the physical, vocal, emotional and technical aspects of acting, as an art form and a daily experience, in a format that encourages freedom of imagination and personal growth. Emphasis is on the fundamental communication skills of presence, body language, imagination, and social communication.
Dance and Its Audience. This course is designed to acquaint students with the components of theatrical dance performance, its historical and ethnic origins, its role as a creative expression of peoples and societies and its relationship to other art forms. Through films, videos, live performances, guest speakers, readings and discussions, students consider philosophical approaches to language, communication, aesthetics and style of choreography.
These courses will appear in the course schedule, and will be more fully described in a booklet distributed to academic advisors. Modern Dance Technique 1. This class introduces students to basic American and Latin ballroom dance. Basic steps of the foxtrot, waltz, swing, tango, cha cha and rumba will be covered. Focus on rhythm, technique, leading and following is also included. This class is open to single students and couples.
This class is a continuation of basic American and Latin ballroom dance. Focus is on rhythm, technique, leading and following. The class is open to single students and couples. This class is a continuation of American and Latin ballroom dance 2. Basic steps of the foxtrot, waltz, swing, tango, cha cha and rumba are covered.
This class is a continuation of American and Latin ballroom dance 3. An introduction to yoga postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques that promote health, alleviate stress, improve skeletal alignment, and increase muscular strength and flexibility. Students are also introduced to the history and philosophy of yoga.
A continuation of the study of yoga postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques that promote health, alleviate stress, improve skeletal alignment, and increase muscular strength and flexibility. Students also continue the study of the history and philosophy of yoga. Pilates Mat Class I. The Pilates method of body conditioning is an exercise system focused on improving flexibility and strength for the total body without building bulk. It is a series of controlled movements engaging the body and mind supervised by an extensively trained teacher.
It promotes physical harmony and balance while providing a refreshing and energizing workout. Currently the Pilates method is used internationally by individuals at all levels of fitness as well as by dance companies, sports teams, fitness enthusiasts and physical therapists. Pilates Mat Class 2. Currently the Pilates Method is used internationally by individuals at all levels of fitness as well as by dance companies, sports teams, fitness enthusiasts and physical therapists. This course continues the concepts introduced in Pilates Mat Class 1.
Introduction to tap dance styles including classic, hoof and rhythm. Fundamental movements such as time steps, grab-offs, riffs, etc. Students gain an understanding of tap dance as an American art form. Continuation of tap dance styles including classic, hoof and rhythm.
Introduction to Dance Technique. This serves as an elective course for students interested in beginning their dance training in the spring semester. The class focuses on basic universal dance vocabulary and prepares students both physically and mentally to enter Ballet I, Modern Dance 1 or Jazz Dance 1 in the fall semester. This course will introduce students to the technical foundations of hip hop dancing and the experience of freestyling.
These courses appear in the course schedule, and are fully described in a booklet distributed to academic advisors. Continuation of classical ballet technique. Continuation of ballet technique at an intermediate level. Modern Dance Technique 2. Continuation of modern dance technique. Modern Dance Technique 3. Continuation of modern dance technique at an intermediate level. Introduction to jazz dance technique. Continuation of jazz dance technique. Extreme Moves Conditioning for Dancers.
This course explores the extended physical technique known as Extreme Moves. Students will work with props such as large physio balls, elastic bands, mats and the wall in order to improve their core strength, balance, upper and lower body strength and alignments.
Through physical practice, readings and videos, students will learn the conceptual framework for Extreme Moves. A study of basic music theory specifically designed for the dancer. Emphasis is on score reading, accompaniment for dance, note values and rhythms as they directly relate to choreography in a classroom as well as in the rehearsal studio.
Students perform movement studies based on rhythmic structures. Student participation for credit based on the academic relevance of the work experience, criteria and evaluative procedures as formally determined by the department and Career Development Services prior to the semester in which the work experience takes place.
Approval of the department and Career Development Services. A structured work experience with or without remuneration; a paper, a log and portfolio of work time plus satisfactory evaluations by supervisor and cooperating faculty member are required.
Approval of department chair and Career Development Services. Field experience in dance. Permission of the instructor. Designed for dance majors or minors, this course is a study of the elements and craft of choreography through practical and written experience.
Time, space and dynamics are explored through assigned movement studies. Projects are designed for the creative development of personal movement repertoire and compositional skills for the dancer, choreographer and dance educator.
This course provides students opportunities to participate in productions in Theatre, Dance or Film. These positions provide hands-on experience in the discipline. Dance History from until the Present. Designed for dance majors or minors, this course focuses on the lives and contributions of dance artists who have most influenced the history of dance as art since the turn of the 20th century.
The class explores the many facets of dance and its relationship to other art forms. Also included is a major research project and presentation focusing on a specific dance history topic. An exploration of creativity through structured exercises, games and problems. Students participate in experiential studies that explore improvisational approaches, devices and elements to gain skills in the art of improvisation. This course also includes group discussions of reading assignments and feedback sessions following the improvisations performed in class.
Through readings, journal writings, and in-class exercises, students develop the skills to articulate what they see, feel and respond to as artists, performers, and observers. African-American Perspectives in Dance. Focuses on the contributions of African-Americans to the world of American dance and concert dance. The influence of African dance and dances of the Caribbean Islands will also be explored. Anatomy and Kinesiology for Dance. Designed for dance majors or minors, this course is an analysis of human motion through a study of anatomy and principles of kinesiology in relation to dance techniques.
These courses appear in the course schedule, and are more fully described in a booklet distributed to academic advisors. These courses appear in the course schedule, and and are more fully described in a booklet distributed to academic advisors.
Continuation of ballet technique at an advanced level. Modern Dance Technique 4. Modern Dance Technique 5. Continuation of modern dance technique at an advanced level. Modern Dance Technique 6. This course builds on the skills developed in Dance Composition 1, including the exploration of time, space and dynamics, with a focus on constructing fully realized group and solo dance compositions.
Principles of Teaching Dance. This course covers basic methods of movement education as applied to the teaching of ballet, modern dance, jazz, and movement for children. An understanding of anatomical structure and mechanics is utilized in the analysis of student performance in dance class. Specific objectives for dance exercises are explored. Practical experiences in the planning, organization and structure of technique classes of various styles are designed to prepare students as dance educators.
Pedagogy for Dance Educators. Methods and instructional theories and strategies of movement education as applied to the teaching of ballet, modern dance, jazz, and movement for children. Practical experience in the structure, organization and assessment of dance arts programs for the K public school setting.
A passing score on the Praxis I or equivalent instrument and admittance into the Teacher Education program. Tutorial Work in Special Topics in Dance.
Topics to be selected under the direction of an instructor with conferences as appropriate. Qualifies as a CAP experience. This course is an activity course in which the students participate in University Theatre Activities such as set building, costume construction or running crew for season productions. This is an activity course in which the students participate in University Theatre Activities such as set building, costume construction or running crew for season productions.
Open to students in the Honors Program only. A practitioner-oriented examination of drama from its origins to the present. Particular emphasis is placed on plays from around the world that are associated with changes in theatre practice. An introductory audience-oriented examination of the elements of theatre and their historical development through study of plays and performances; emphasis will be directed to actually experiencing live theatre.
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Basic introduction to principles of acting which may be applied to stage and media and application of various techniques through exercises, improvisations, and performances of short scenes. This course is an introduction to the entertainment industry including working methods, processes, and equipment for live, recorded, and interactive entertainment. The exploration will include theatre, opera, dance, concert productions, theme parks, themed-retail, film production, immersive, interactive and virtual environments, and gaming technology.
Attention is given to the positive and negative aspects of entertainment technologies and how they impact culture and society. Course will examine practical audition skills and provide an orientation to the tools of procuring professional auditions, including head shots and resumes. Emphasis will be placed on effectively selecting and preparing auditions for stage, film and television. This course will assist students in understanding the elements of production management both in television and on stage.
This class will introduce the concepts and techniques of sound design and sound effects for the stage and camera. Students will learn design of sound elements in both a live and recorded environment as well as learn the current equipment and software in digital sound reproduction.
Students explore the theory and practice of various editing styles in order to gain a better understanding of how stories are constructed in the editing room.
Beginnings to the Renaissance. A cultural-epoch examination of world theatre as it developed through dramatists, directors, designers, and actors from its beginning to the eighteenth century. Classic Baroque to the Present. A cultural-epoch examination of world theatre as it developed through dramatists, designers, and actors from the eighteenth century to the present.
This course will explore advanced principles of design for the stage in the areas of scenery. The process will include the application of various artistic styles to stage production. Movement for the Actor. An examination through exercises and assignments of principles for developing a disciplined, flexible body for character creation. Course will examine the process of building characters for the camera, and the ways in which the conventions of the stage are adapted for the film or video audience.
Students will explore the application of design principles in a practical experience. An introduction to the basic structures of verbal style through performance of the works of a variety of classical and contemporary writers.
Students will become comfortable with linguistic techniques suitable to a range of performance situations. The course will explore, through in-class demonstrations and exercises, the techniques of painting for the stage. It will introduce the visual aesthetic of the world of scenic art for the stage and how it impacts the effectiveness of storytelling.
Study of and experimentation with various theories concerning the preparation of roles and special performance characteristics of different styles and types of drama. Considerable attention is directed toward scene study. This course will develop design principles and craft techniques to create a wide variety of costume crafts.
The course will focus on individual research, design elements and technical challenges. Projects will encourage students to explore textile modification, various applications for clothing design, costume crafts and art materials.
Voice for the Stage I. This course will explore facets of vocal production, speech and expression necessary for an engaging performance on stage. Through exercises and text work, the student will learn healthy vocal production, elements of clear speech and techniques for improving vocal range and expressiveness. Approval of the Director of Film and major advisor. Student participation for credit based on the academic relevance of the work experience, criteria and evaluative procedures as formally determined by the department and the Cooperative Education program prior to the semester in which the work experience takes place.
Approval of the department and the Career Development Services, in accordance with the policy for granting credit for Cooperative Education programs. Approval of the Director of Theatre and major advisor.
Internship at the Virginia Stage Company. Through readings, journal writings, and in-class exercises, students develop the skills to articulate what they see, feel and respond to as performers and observers. These courses will appear in the course schedule, and will be more fully described to all academic advisors. A study of dramatic theories and theatre practices as they relate to the development and growth of theatrical art in the United States.
An examination and practical application of principles of stage direction as influenced by play script, acting talent, set and lighting design, and the technical facilities of production organizations.
An in-depth study of avant-garde theatre scripts and performance techniques from to the present. Script and Performance Analysis.
Plays in production will be examined from a critical perspective with attention to artistic interpretation in the areas of direction, design, and performance. Costume Design for Opera and Musical Theatre. This course will provide opportunities for hands-on training for all stages of the design process. Students will learn sewing techniques, create hand-dyed fabric, construction techniques, period costume research, character analysis, wig construction, and assist with the design.
Students will also have the opportunity to run a live performance and assist with garment care, make-up, hair design and costume props. An advanced scene study class exploring issues of style and period pertinent to portraying characters on stage. Voice for the Stage II. Course will continue the study of vocal production, speech and expression necessary for on stage performance of both classical and modern text. Techniques for producing effective dialects will be introduced as well as the application of dialect towards character development.
An examination and advanced study of techniques relevant to specialized theatre performance. This course will allow advanced students the opportunity to explore a variety of work including experimental theatre, avant garde works, mediated performance and visual based theatre.
These experiences provide hands-on experience in the discipline. An examination of American motion pictures as an art form, a business and an institution from its inception to the present. Students in the course will execute an assigned duty for the course of the semester. Methods of Teaching Theatre. Focuses on conceptual foundations of theatre education including its history, and on methods and materials for classroom instruction and theatrical rehearsals and performances.
This course provides students with an opportunity to further develop their understanding of theatre instruction by personal observation and participation in the classroom setting. Junior standing and permission of the College of Education. This intensive course will bring students onto the set of a feature film production, working crew positions as the film is shot.
These courses will appear in the course schedule. Tutorial Work in Special Topics in Theatre. Topic to be selected under the direction of an instructor with conferences as appropriate. Senior standing as theatre major and approval of major advisor.
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