Course Details

SEMINARS

Seminar 1 - Applied Theatre

Tuesday, June 19-Mon June 25, 1:30-5:30pm & Monday June 25, 1:30-5:30pm
Professor: Dr. Jillian Campana
Masquer Theatre
This course explores the role drama and theatre play in communicating and receiving information, and in shaping the thinking process of groups and individuals. Students focus on drama and performance practices that take place in non-traditional settings, and in locations that are off of the stage. They also discover ways to incorporate these practices in educational settings, including traditional K-12 classrooms. The class ends with participants creating a project to implement in the academic year.
 

Seminar 2  - Arts Transforms Communities:  Rethinking Education through the Arts

Tuesday, June 27- Monday, July 2  (times below)
Tues 6/26 - 9:15 am-1:15pm
Wed 6/27: 2:00-5:00pm
Thurs 6/28: 9:15-4:15pm
Fri 6/29: 9:15am-12:00pm
Mon July 2: 9:15-1:15
Professor: Karen Kaufmann
Masquer Theatre
Educators and artists are impacting and inspiring learning through arts integration -- an approach that improves academic outcomes and increases student motivation for learning.  This Seminar coincides with a statewide conference on arts integration featuring regional practitioners and Kennedy Center experts in an exciting exchange of ideas, resources and inspiration. The course identifies successful arts integration partnerships, shares successful programs and develops new classroom strategies for arts integration in K-12.
 

Seminar 3 – Spatial Intelligence

Tuesday July 3-Monday July 9
9:15-2:15 (no class 7/4), 9:15-2:15
Professor: Dr. Rafael Chacon
Masquer Theatre & On Site
As essential components of living and learning, this course addresses Visual-Spatial Intelligence, as expressed in architecture and movement. Participants are encouraged to engage with physical space, from our own bodies’ interactions with and in nature to society’s constructions of the built environment. The class will collaborate with the dance and movement class to create site-specific performance pieces and a hands-on design project in a rural setting.  This experiential class culminates in group presentations and a whole-class performance involving movement and space. 
 

Seminar 4-Music and Meaning: Integrating Music into a Cross-Disciplinary Curriculum

Tuesday, July 10-Friday, July 13, 9:15am-2:15pm
Professor: Dr. James Randall
Masquer Theatre
This course examines and applies current research from a variety of disciplines:  neuroscience, music education, musicology, ethnomusicology, and communications. Participants explore how music can be integrated into other subject areas to actively engage students and improve learning outcomes. 
Sessions introduce students to a theoretical understanding of musical cognition and present case studies representing the successful integration of music across diverse subject areas. These studies include how music might be used to teach cultural awareness, and how the study of music in advertising can be used to teach critical listening skills and media literacy. 

STUDIO APPRENTICESHIPS

Awakening the Writer Within (full time CP students only-1st year students)
Instructor:  Steve Kalling
June 18-July 13
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 18-July 13
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 (a 3 week apprenticeship)
June 25-July 13, 8-9am,
Nicole Bradley Browning 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)

Creative Writing for Your Curriculum
Instructor:  Laramie Dean
Location
Dates: June 25-29
June 25 and 26 2:00-5:30pm
June 27 9:15am-1:15pm
June 28 no class meeting
June 29 1:00-5:00pm
This course will explore creative writing strategies as a way to differentiate student instruction and offer students multiple lenses for working within the curriculum.  The course will begin with an analysis of the basics of creative writing:  idea, plot, and characters.  Students will explore these elements through a variety of writing exercises that will include partner-work as well as sharing with the group.  The apprenticeship will culminate in the creation of a portfolio of writing samples and an outline of strategies the teacher might use to implement creative writing strategies in their classroom. 
 
Tasty Rhythms™ for Buckets
Instructor: Jeff Brandt 
Music Bldg 105
Dates: June 25-29
June 25 and 26 2:00-5:30pm
June 27 9:15am-1:15pm
June 28 no class meeting
June 29 1:00-5:00pm
Interestingly enough, food can be one of the most effective tools in teaching the basics of reading music. In this session we explore the world of Professor Peanut Butter's Tasty Rhythms™ and learn to read, write, and perform simple-to-complex rhythms on the ever-popular 5-gallon bucket. If you (1) have a heartbeat, (2) breathe normally, and (3) can clap your hands, you will leave our final session saying, "I can read music."

WEEK 3 (Choose Between)

Finding the Funny
Instructor:  Teresa Waldorf
McGill 125
July 2-6 
July 2 1:45-6:00 and 7:00-8:15pm
July 3 2:45-6:00
July 4 No class Holiday
July 5 2:45-6:00
July 6 2:45-6:00
This apprenticeship delves into the psychology of humor, the physical and mental effects of laughter, and how this can impact a classroom relationship.  Course work centers on purposeful approaches to daily life, in which one finds the funny in as many situations as possible that might otherwise be upsetting, boring, or anxiety-producing.  We explore the art of exaggeration and stand-up comedy and analyze what makes something funny with regard to comedy vs. tragedy, all the while hunting down that ol' friend Comic Timing.  Students will be given the opportunity to perform stand-up comedy routines, comic scenes, comic monologues, comic poetry, or comic movement pieces, both found and/or personally devised.
 
Introduction to Photoshop: Self Portrait as Metaphor
Instructor: Justin Lewis
McGill 126
Dates July 2-6
July 2 1:45-6:00 and 7:00-8:15pm
July 3 2:45-6:00
July 4 No class Holiday
July 5  2:45-6:00
July 6 2:45-6:00
Exploring the metaphorical self-portrait is an intimate way to connect to a deeper version of ourselves. Rather than creating self-portraits based on how we see ourselves physically, in this apprenticeship we will allow ourselves the freedom to express what makes us unique individuals through imagery, colors, textures, and symbolic meaning. Utilizing hands-on training in Adobe Photoshop, students will gain important digital design skills using one of the leading tools used by photographers, graphic designers, and new media artists. This apprenticeship is aimed at the complete beginner, and no previous experience with Adobe Photoshop is necessary. 
 

PRACTICUMS

Practicum & Field Project Presentations
June 18-22, 8:00am-12:00pm
July 09-13, 2:30-6:00pm
Masquer Theatre
Professor: Karen Kaufmann
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 18-July 13
Professor Karen Kaufmann
1 cr
Hours by arrangement.
CP 597 - 80 - Research I
June 18-July 13
Professor Karen Kaufmann
1 cr
Hours by arrangement.
CP 597 - 81 - Research II
June 18-July 13
Professor Karen Kaufmann
1 cr
Hours by arrangement.
CP 599 - 80 - Professional Paper
June 18-July 13
Professor Karen Kaufmann
1-4 cr
Hours by arrangement.
CP 599 - 81 - Professional Paper
June 18-July 13
Professor Jillian Campana
1-4 cr
Hours by arrangement.
CP 599 - 82 - Professional Paper
June 18-July 13
Professor Rafael Chacon
1-4 cr
Hours by arrangement.
CP 599 - 83 - Professional Paper
June 18-July 13
Professor Lori Gray
1-4 cr
Hours by arrangement.