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design

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Courses 1-10 of 89 matches.
Costume Construction I   (THA-308)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Studies the practical function of the costume shop and the techniques and crafts used in the execution of costumes for the stage. Production works included.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Analyze a script or score for costume needs and requirements, and develop a workable design concept
  • Generate costume sketches and the associated paperwork common to a production based on the design concept and an evaluation of the performers' spatial relationships and movement necessities in the production
  • Design costumes for a theatrical production or musical that reflects the above criteria
 
Stage Techniques: Combat   (THA-340)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Stage use of sword-play, hand-to-hand combat and combat choreography with broadsword, epee, cudgel, and staff among others.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Analyze a script or score for combat choreography needs and requirements, and develop a workable design concept
  • Generate a combat choreography and the associated paperwork common to a production based on the design concept and an evaluation of the performers' spatial relationships and movement necessities in the production
  • Design a theatrical production or musical that reflects the above criteria
 
Production II - Crew   (THA-252)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Continued participation both on and off the stage in various aspects of play production with a goal of understanding theatre as a synthetic art, and the impact of a variety of play production crew assignments on the performance. Production crew participation is interpreted to mean involvement in the crew's activities from the planning stages through the final performance, including final strike.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Articulate proper shop and theater safety rules as part of a production team
  • Identify theater shop tools used in the construction of scenic elements/ lighting design/sound design/costume construction and/or make-up
  • Identify examples of a director's or stage manager's script breakdown, lighting plots, sound design with explanation of design outcomes, or costume designs
  • Demonstrate proper technical knowledge and backstage conduct in the process of performing running crew duties for productions
  • Present an analysis of a scene or production through the lens of one of the crew positions (noted at the end of this list)
  • Discuss key factors in location scouting
  • Identify historical figures and benchmarks in Western theatre, and theatre /entertainment arts in terms of commercial vs. art -- what constitutes each, and where their own personal aesthetic falls.
  • Articulate the value of production credit
  • Relate the significance of theatre as a collaborative art form and as a “mirror” of the society that produces it
  • Provide evidence of skills required in the different technical areas in terms of ability to work as part of a crew, and an ability to work collaboratively towards a common goal

Students should show this through exemplification of performance, design, analytical or technical skills leading to performance in the capacity of at least one of the following roles in at least one production: Director, Stage Manager, Set/Light/Sound/Costume/Make-Up Designer, or Stage Technician.

 
Individual Assessment in Fitness and Wellness   (FIT-230)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course will allow students who are interested in careers in the fitness industry to obtain skills in fitness assessment. Students will learn how to design personalized physical fitness plans for clients with varying levels of fitness and wellness.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss appropriate connections between physical activity and overall health.
  • Select and administer appropriate field-test protocols for assessment of cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition, and joint flexibility.
  • Design appropriate exercise prescriptions that are progressive and adaptable to environmental and lifestyle changes.
  • Identify and discuss ways to overcome obstacles to regular physical activity
  • Briefly explain the following:
    • Chronic diseases
    • Lifestyle choices
    • Physical activity
    • Health screening
    • Risk classification
    • Blood pressure, heart rate, and cardio-rhythm assessment
    • Lab vs. field testing
    • Assessing cardiorespiratory fitness
    • Cardiorespiratory assessment tests
    • Assessing muscular strength and endurance
    • Understanding muscular strength, power, and endurance
    • Tests that measure strength and endurance
    • Assessing body composition
    • Body composition and fitness
    • Methods of estimating body fat
    • Assessing flexibility and designing stretching programs
    • Definition and nature of joint flexibility
    • Methods of measuring joint flexibility
    • Designing exercise programs
    • Interpretation of assessment results
    • Developing client-/patient-based goals
    • Developing a successful fitness program
 
Design I   (ART-136)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Fund raising for nonprofit organizations: corporate, individual and foundation giving. Grant writing.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain why nonprofits exist.
  • Define a philanthropic gift and discuss why people make philanthropic gifts.
  • Discuss the importance of an organization's mission in fundraising and the role of a “case for giving” in any fundraising effort.
  • Name, describe and give examples of at least five methods of fundraising from individuals and/or organizations.
  • Use the fundraising cycle to describe the activities possible to secure a charitable gift from an individual.
  • Outline the grant proposal process.
  • Describe the methods to identify a grant prospect and discuss the importance of mission match in this process.
  • Name how volunteers, board members and staff are used in a fundraising effort, and provide a job description of at least one volunteer role.
  • Talk about why commissions are not appropriate in fundraising.
  • Explain why the AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) Code of Ethics is an important guide to staff, board and volunteers who engage in charitable gift fundraising.
 
Design II   (ART-137)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Fund raising for nonprofit organizations: corporate, individual and foundation giving. Grant writing.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain why nonprofits exist.
  • Define a philanthropic gift and discuss why people make philanthropic gifts.
  • Discuss the importance of an organization's mission in fundraising and the role of a “case for giving” in any fundraising effort.
  • Name, describe and give examples of at least five methods of fundraising from individuals and/or organizations.
  • Use the fundraising cycle to describe the activities possible to secure a charitable gift from an individual.
  • Outline the grant proposal process.
  • Describe the methods to identify a grant prospect and discuss the importance of mission match in this process.
  • Name how volunteers, board members and staff are used in a fundraising effort, and provide a job description of at least one volunteer role.
  • Talk about why commissions are not appropriate in fundraising.
  • Explain why the AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) Code of Ethics is an important guide to staff, board and volunteers who engage in charitable gift fundraising.
 
Architectural Design I   (ARH-221)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Fund raising for nonprofit organizations: corporate, individual and foundation giving. Grant writing.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain why nonprofits exist.
  • Define a philanthropic gift and discuss why people make philanthropic gifts.
  • Discuss the importance of an organization's mission in fundraising and the role of a “case for giving” in any fundraising effort.
  • Name, describe and give examples of at least five methods of fundraising from individuals and/or organizations.
  • Use the fundraising cycle to describe the activities possible to secure a charitable gift from an individual.
  • Outline the grant proposal process.
  • Describe the methods to identify a grant prospect and discuss the importance of mission match in this process.
  • Name how volunteers, board members and staff are used in a fundraising effort, and provide a job description of at least one volunteer role.
  • Talk about why commissions are not appropriate in fundraising.
  • Explain why the AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) Code of Ethics is an important guide to staff, board and volunteers who engage in charitable gift fundraising.
 
Architectural Design II   (ARH-222)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Fund raising for nonprofit organizations: corporate, individual and foundation giving. Grant writing.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain why nonprofits exist.
  • Define a philanthropic gift and discuss why people make philanthropic gifts.
  • Discuss the importance of an organization's mission in fundraising and the role of a “case for giving” in any fundraising effort.
  • Name, describe and give examples of at least five methods of fundraising from individuals and/or organizations.
  • Use the fundraising cycle to describe the activities possible to secure a charitable gift from an individual.
  • Outline the grant proposal process.
  • Describe the methods to identify a grant prospect and discuss the importance of mission match in this process.
  • Name how volunteers, board members and staff are used in a fundraising effort, and provide a job description of at least one volunteer role.
  • Talk about why commissions are not appropriate in fundraising.
  • Explain why the AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) Code of Ethics is an important guide to staff, board and volunteers who engage in charitable gift fundraising.
 
Landscape Design   (ARH-304)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Fund raising for nonprofit organizations: corporate, individual and foundation giving. Grant writing.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain why nonprofits exist.
  • Define a philanthropic gift and discuss why people make philanthropic gifts.
  • Discuss the importance of an organization's mission in fundraising and the role of a “case for giving” in any fundraising effort.
  • Name, describe and give examples of at least five methods of fundraising from individuals and/or organizations.
  • Use the fundraising cycle to describe the activities possible to secure a charitable gift from an individual.
  • Outline the grant proposal process.
  • Describe the methods to identify a grant prospect and discuss the importance of mission match in this process.
  • Name how volunteers, board members and staff are used in a fundraising effort, and provide a job description of at least one volunteer role.
  • Talk about why commissions are not appropriate in fundraising.
  • Explain why the AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) Code of Ethics is an important guide to staff, board and volunteers who engage in charitable gift fundraising.
 
Architectural Design III   (ARH-321)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Fund raising for nonprofit organizations: corporate, individual and foundation giving. Grant writing.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain why nonprofits exist.
  • Define a philanthropic gift and discuss why people make philanthropic gifts.
  • Discuss the importance of an organization's mission in fundraising and the role of a “case for giving” in any fundraising effort.
  • Name, describe and give examples of at least five methods of fundraising from individuals and/or organizations.
  • Use the fundraising cycle to describe the activities possible to secure a charitable gift from an individual.
  • Outline the grant proposal process.
  • Describe the methods to identify a grant prospect and discuss the importance of mission match in this process.
  • Name how volunteers, board members and staff are used in a fundraising effort, and provide a job description of at least one volunteer role.
  • Talk about why commissions are not appropriate in fundraising.
  • Explain why the AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) Code of Ethics is an important guide to staff, board and volunteers who engage in charitable gift fundraising.
 
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