Course Details

SEMINARS

Seminar 1 - Digital Technology in the Arts

Tuesday, June 18-Mon June 24, T-F, 1:30-5:30pm & Mon,1:30-5:30pm
Instructor: Justin Lewis
Masquer Theatre
This seminar offers an exciting and in-depth look at our place in a rapidly evolving and interconnected digital world. Through an exploration of the tools and applications of the digital artist, as well as the unprecedented creative possibilities that this technology allows, we can begin to better embrace the global connectivity that is driving innovation and expanding our abilities for self-expression, learning, and global sharing. This journey will include hands-on projects, research, and exploration into the history and relationship of art and technology; an exploration of current trends in Media Arts today; and the exciting future of art and technology that will be an integrated part of education in our lifetime.

Seminar 2  - Moving in Classrooms:  The Body and its Role in Learning

Tuesday, June 25- Monday, July 1, 9:15am-1:15pm
Professor: Karen Kaufmann
Masquer Theatre

The body has a vital role in the learning environment yet it is often undervalued and underutilized. This course addresses the bodily-kinesthetic intelligence in the schools and helps educators more effectively lead a community of active learners.  Through examining the links between movement and academics students will use artistic processes (creating, performing and responding) and integrated thinking skills (creative thinking, critical thinking, collaborating, communication) to energize, organize, build community, relax and focus, and connect to content areas. Discussion and body-centered activities will address the role of the body in the learning process and help to better understand the connection between the body and the mind.

Seminar 3 – The Museum as Classroom

Tuesday, July 2-Monday July 8, 9:15-2:15 (no class 7/4)
Professor: Dr. Rafael Chacon
Masquer Theatre 

This experiential class will focus on the history of museums as classrooms, laboratories, and dynamic learning environments. We shall test the notion that any subject could be taught in this forum, especially the art museum. The class will develop a model Teacher Training curriculum for the Montana Museum of Art & Culture as its main project.

Seminar 4-Theatre in Education and Theatre of the Oppressed

Tuesday, July 9-Friday, July 12, 9:15am-2:15pm
Professor: Jillian Campana
Masquer Theatre

This seminar will connect Theatre to both discrete academic subjects and social issues by exploring the traditions of Theater in Education (TIE)  and Theatre of the Oppressed (TO). TiE is a unique hybrid of performance and student-centered learning and offers an interactive way of teaching academic subjects for any curriculum.  TO, developed by Brazilian Theatre practitioner and scholar Augusto Boal, is a form of popular community-based education that helps participants explore ideas and promote change. This graduate course will focus on the history and theories of these practices and on the process of developing applications for classroom use. 

STUDIO APPRENTICESHIPS

Awakening the Writer Within (full-time CP students only-1st-year students)
Instructor:  Steve Kalling
June 17-July 12

This Writing Apprenticeship course parallels students’ independent work with their Field Projects. Through a series of independent and collaborative activities exploring the practices and habits of writers at work, the course allows students to develop and refine their own individual writing process skills in the context of creating a quality reflective narrative of their Field Projects.

 
Advanced Writing Lab  (full time CP students only- 2nd-year students)
Instructor: Steve Kalling          
June 17-July 12

This Writing Apprenticeship course parallels students’ independent work with their Final Creative Project. We’ll move through drafting and revision activities (both individual and with peers) designed to keep the project moving forward in manageable increments as well as address graduate-level scholarship and formatting considerations, culminating in a clean, complete draft to bring to your committee for final revisions and edits towards a defensible draft.

 
Creative Arts Practices (3-week apprenticeship)
June 25-July 13, 8-9am,
Professor: Karen Kaufmann and Guests
PARTV 005

This morning Apprenticeship investigates several diverse arts practices over three weeks, including Ukelele, creative movement/site-specific dance, and Mindfulness practice / Drawing and Sketching.  The Apprenticeship develops new creative pathways and hones expressive skills using a variety of learning styles.  

WEEK 2 (Choose Between)

Artistic Books
Monday, July 1-Friday, July 5 (no class July 4), Mon, 2:45-6p and 7-9pm; TRF, 2:45-6pm
Instructor: Rachel Leitzke
Music 105

This one-week apprenticeship explores the art of sketchbooks, journaling, and aesthetic design.  This course will focus on ways art journaling can direct inquiry, problem solving and reflection.  In addition, students will explore a variety of bookbinding techniques, and apply art concepts such as elements of art, principles of design, layering of materials and aesthetic note taking.  Students will discover methods for using Artistic Place Books to facilitate and direct learning.

 
Random Acts of Singing
Monday, June 24-Friday, June 28, 2-5pm
Instructor: Teresa Waldorf
Music 105

Learn to perform a Musical Theatre song selection of your choice with musical and vocal coaching. Students will experience singing in character, staging, finding their focus, communicating with an audience, and working with an accompanist.  Throughout the week students will rehearse to karaoke tracks and finish with a showcase performance with live accompanists, costumes, and lead-in dialogue from the actual musical.  No experience needed…just the willingness to leave it all on the stage. 

WEEK 3 (Choose Between)

Clay: Learning through Making
Monday, June 24-Friday, June 28, 2-5pm
Professor: Julia Galloway
Art Annex

Through working with clay we will develop an awareness of how we learn through making. Through the slow, tactile process of working with ceramics, we will discuss creative process and problem solving and review historical and contemporary ceramics to better understand cultural aesthetics, rituals, habits and technical developments. This pottery apprenticeship will address material culture and the instinct to create.

The Body as Teacher: A Vehicle to Community, Awareness, and Self-Expression
Monday, July 1-Friday, July 5 (no class July 4), Mon, 2:45-6p and 7-9pm; TRF, 2:45-6pm
Instructors: Lulu Delphine and Lizzi Juda of Turning the Wheel Missoula
McGill 126

This movement-based apprenticeship draws on inclusiveness, social-emotional learning, embodied education, and positive psychology. This class is centered around one key idea:  The body and creative expression are the primary mechanisms for learning, healing and social change. The Body as Teacher offers personal and professional tools that include: 

  • Group building activities that foster a sense of positivity, collaboration, and safety.
  • Movement and theater based arts integration ideas that can be applied to a variety of subjects. 
  • Tools for self-care, self-awareness, and self-expression for greatest effectiveness and joy in work and life.  

Material covered is backed by research about how students thrive socially, emotionally and intellectually. 

PRACTICUMS

Practicum & Field Project Presentations
June 19-22, 10:15a-12p 
July 08-12, 2:45-6:00pm
Professor: Karen Kaufmann
Masquer Theatre
The core philosophies and thematic areas which constitute the foundation of the graduate degree program for Master Teachers, including evolving personal performance and field project presentations, will be framed and explored in this session. This session addresses such areas as the Multiple Intelligences, Integrated Learning, Assessment and the Arts, and Qualitative Analysis, and it is intended for The Creative Pulse Master of Arts candidates only. 

Additional Courses Listed in Cyberbear

CP 589 - Arts Educ Field Project
June 17-July 12
Professor Karen Kaufmann
1 cr
Hours by arrangement.
CP 597 - 80 - Research I
June 17-July 12
Professor Karen Kaufmann
1 cr
Hours by arrangement.
CP 597 - 81 - Research II
June 17-July 12
Professor Karen Kaufmann
1 cr
Hours by arrangement.
CP 599 - 80 - Professional Paper
June 17-July 12
Professor Karen Kaufmann
1-4 cr
Hours by arrangement.
CP 599 - 81 - Professional Paper
June 17-July 12
Professor Jillian Campana
1-4 cr
Hours by arrangement.
CP 599 - 82 - Professional Paper
June 17-July 12
Professor Rafael Chacon
1-4 cr
Hours by arrangement.
CP 599 - 83 - Professional Paper
June 17-July 12
Professor Justin Lewis
1-4 cr
Hours by arrangement.