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Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

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Courses 1-7 of 7 matches.
Brass/Metal Instruments I   (MUS-146)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Basic skills of brass instrument playing, music reading, and skills such as scales and arpeggios.

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

  • Video of a performance of at least five different pieces, illustration of playing skills equivalent to one year of study on a brass instrument, showing appropriate performing technique and musical sensitivity to articulations, dynamics, phrasing and rhythm, as well as performance practice appropriate for each piece in terms of style, tempo and historical period.
  • Narrative discussing in depth the specific composers of the pieces on the video, as well as the importance of these pieces to the brass instrument literature.
  • Narrative describing unique capabilities or performance difficulties encountered in the performance of each piece on the video.
 
Intermediate Piano I   (MUS-260)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Third semester of piano study. Includes repertoire from different styles, development of piano technique, and knowledge of performance practice applicable to the performed piano literature.

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

  • Identify four pieces representing three different styles, two from memory (Ex: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, Contemporary).
  • Demonstrate through video appropriate instrumental performing technique to show musical sensitivity to articulation, dynamics, phrasing and rhythm in the score.
  • Demonstrate through video appropriate performance practice for the repertoire selected, including attention to historical conventions.
  • Outline student's background and experiences in piano study.
  • Discuss in-depth the specific repertoire performed on video submitted, including composer background, and significance of selections to the literature for piano.
  • Articulate the performance considerations and difficulties for the selected repertoire, both technical and musical.
  • Describe the key and form of the selected repertoire.
  • Submit recordings of selected repertoire performances in a private YouTube video of selected repertoire.
 
Beginning Piano I   (MUS-160)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
First semester of piano study: includes repertoire from different styles, development of piano technique, and knowledge of performance practice applicable to the performed piano literature.

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

  • Identify three pieces representing three different styles, one from memory (Ex: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, and Contemporary)
  • Demonstrate through video performance appropriate instrumental performing technique to show musical sensitivity to articulation, dynamics, phrasing and rhythm in the score.
  • Demonstrate through video performance appropriate performance practice for the repertoire selected, including attention to historical conventions.
  • Outline student's background and experiences in piano study.
  • Discuss in-depth the specific repertoire performed on video submitted, including composer background, and significance of selections to the literature for piano.
  • Articulate the performance considerations and difficulties for the selected repertoire, both technical and musical.
  • Describe the key and form of the selected repertoire.
  • Submit recordings of selected repertoire performances in a private YouTube video of selected repertoire.
 
Beginning Piano II   (MUS-161)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Second semester piano study. includes repertoire from different styles, development of piano technique, and knowledge of performance practice applicable to the performed piano literature.

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

  • Identify three pieces representing three different styles, two from memory (Ex: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, and Contemporary).
  • Demonstrate through video performance appropriate instrumental performing technique to show musical sensitivity to articulation, dynamics, phrasing and rhythm in the score.
  • Demonstrate through video performance appropriate performance practice for the repertoire selected, including attention to historical conventions.
  • Outline student's background and experiences in piano study.
  • Discuss in-depth the specific repertoire performed on video submitted, including composer background, and significance of selections to the literature for piano.
  • Articulate the performance considerations and difficulties for the selected repertoire, both technical and musical.
  • Describe the key and form of the selected repertoire.
  • Submit recordings of selected repertoire performances in a private YouTube video of selected repertoire.
 
Advanced Piano I   (MUS-360)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Fifth semester of piano study. Includes repertoire from different styles, development of piano technique, and knowledge of performance practice applicable to the performed piano literature.

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

  • Identify four pieces representing four different styles, three from memory, and one etude or technical study. (Ex: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, Contemporary).
  • Demonstrate through video appropriate instrumental performing technique to show musical sensitivity to articulation, dynamics, phrasing and rhythm in the score.
  • Demonstrate through video appropriate performance practice for the repertoire selected, including attention to historical conventions.
  • Outline student's background and experiences in piano study.
  • Discuss in-depth the specific repertoire performed on video submitted, including composer background, and significance of selections to the literature for piano.
  • Articulate the performance considerations and difficulties for the selected repertoire, both technical and musical.
  • Describe the key and form of the selected repertoire.
  • Submit recordings of selected repertoire performances in a private YouTube video of selected repertoire.
 
Intermediate Piano II   (MUS-261)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Fourth semester of piano study. Includes repertoire from different styles, development of piano technique, and knowledge of performance practice applicable to the performed piano literature.

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

  • Identify four pieces representing four different styles, two from memory, one technical study or etude. (Ex: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, Contemporary).
  • Demonstrate through video performance appropriate instrumental performing technique to show musical sensitivity to articulation, dynamics, phrasing and rhythm in the score.
  • Demonstrate through video performance appropriate performance practice for the repertoire selected, including attention to historical conventions.
  • Outline student's background and experiences in piano study.
  • Discuss in-depth the specific repertoire performed on video submitted, including composer background, and significance of selections to the literature for piano.
  • Articulate the performance considerations and difficulties for the selected repertoire, both technical and musical.
  • Describe the key and form of the selected repertoire.
  • Submit recordings of selected repertoire performances in a private YouTube video of selected repertoire.
 
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.

 
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