(II.C)   Creative Expression (3 credits)

ARTH 100:     Introductory Survey of Art

3 class hours 3 credits
Corequisite: BE-112 (or BE-205) and BE-122 (or BE-226), or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test
A one-semester survey of the basic principles of art; a study of the art of various cultures through analysis of individual works of painting, sculpture, and architecture.

ARTH 101:     History of Art I

3 class hours 3 credits
Offered in Fall.
Prerequisite: BE-112 (or BE-205) and BE-122 (or BE-226), or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test
A chronological study in depth of the evolution of style from ancient civilizations through the Gothic period; analysis of individual works of painting, sculpture, and architecture.

ARTH 202:     History of Art II

3 class hours 3 credits
Offered in Spring
Prerequisite: ARTH-100 or ARTH-101
A continuation of ARTH-100 beginning with the Renaissance style in Italy in the fifteenth century; the emergence of major individual artists such as Michelangelo and Rembrandt; the contribution of women artists; and the developments leading to the art of the modern period.

ARTH 115:     Modern Art

3 class hours 3 credits
Offered in Fall.
Prerequisite: BE-112 (or BE-205), BE-122 (or BE-226), or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test
Survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from Romanticism through the contemporary scene.

ARTH 116:     American Art

3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: BE-112 (or BE-205) and BE-122 (or BE-226), or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test
Survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture of the United States from the Colonial period to the present day.

ARTH 117:     History of Photography

3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: BE-112 (or BE-205) and BE-122 (or BE-226), or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test
Survey of the history of photography with emphasis on its evolution as a creative art form. Analysis of the work of significant photographers.

ARTH 120:     Contemporary Art

3 class hours 3 credits
Offered in Spring.
Prerequisite: BE-112 (or BE-205), BE-122 (or BE-226), or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test
A study of the directions in art of the present day, set in the context of the major art movements of the twentieth century. Videotapes of gallery shows by living artists during the last five years will be integrated into a lecture/discussion format.

ARTH 225:     History of Graphic Design

3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite or corequisite: ARTS-290
This course will examine the history of graphic design from early typography for the industrial period to the digital revolution of the present age of information. Its primary aim is to provide the design student with a working knowledge of graphic design for use in contemporary multi-media. Among the topics to be studied will be photography as a new communication tool; national visions of design in a global economy; postmodern design and the digital revolution.

ARTH 126:     History of Asian Art

3 class hours 3 credits
Offered in Spring
Prerequisite: BE-112 (or BE-205) and BE-122 (or BE-226) or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test
This class is a study of the art worlds of India, South East Asia, China, Korea and Japan from the beginning of civilization to the 19th century. It deals with aesthetic manifestations of the great religious and philosophical systems such as Taoism, Confucianism, Hinduism and Buddhism. The architecture, sculpture, painting, metalwork, textiles and ceramics are analyzed; themes, styles and technique distinctive of the art tradition of each country are stressed.

ARTH 128:     History of African Arts

3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisites and/or co-requisites: BE-112 (or BE-205) and BE-122 (or BE-226) or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test
This course will examine arts of the African continent, from ancient to modern, consider their connection to and impact on art of the African Diaspora and European modern art masters, while maintaining its emphasis on traditional art in areas south of the Sahara. The arts’ historical importance (and their impact) will be emphasized, as well as the concept of aesthetics and the cultural, social and religious or spiritual context in which the objects were created. In addition to reading assignments, lectures and presentations, pertinent videotapes, films and/or DVDs will be screened–showing how objects were used in a traditional setting–and work will be assigned in conjunction with Queensborough’s Gallery collection and exhibition of African art and artifacts.

DAN 111:     Introduction to the Art of Dance

3 hours 3 credits
May be used to fulfill requirements for graduation in the Liberal Arts and Sciences degree programs (A.A. and A.S.) as an LE elective. May also be used to fulfill elective credits in liberal arts and sciences. Does not fulfill the physical education requirement for any curriculum.
A study of dance as an art form. Includes an introduction to theories and styles of dance from the Renaissance to the avant-garde. Relationship of dance to music, fine art, and theater discussed and clarified through film showings, selected readings and attendance at dance performances. No previous experience required.

MU 110:     Introduction to Music

3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: BE-122 (or BE-226), or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test
A basic course, designed to develop in the student an understanding of musical art. After a discussion of basic concepts, terms, and principles of design in music, representative works of the great masters of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern eras are played and analyzed. Aims for intelligent listening habits and recognition of specific forms and styles. Required readings, listening, and concert attendance.

MU 120:     Survey of Western Music

3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: BE-122 (or BE-226), or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test.
Students may not receive credit for both MU-110 and MU-120. MU-120 is intended for students who have a background in music, or who anticipate majoring in music.
Designed to develop understanding and taste in music. Representative works of great masters of the Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, and modern eras provide material for analysis of musical style and design. Seeks to develop intelligent listening habits and recognition of specific forms and idioms. Musical styles compared to art and literature of the appropriate period. Required readings, listening, and concert attendance.

MU 140:     Twentieth-Century Music

3 class hours 3 credits Offered as needed
Prerequisite: BE-122 (or 226), or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test
The study of music literature and development of musical style and thought from the turn of the century to the present, including jazz and electronic music. Required readings, listening, and concert attendance.

MU 141:     Jazz: An Introduction

3 class hours 3 credits Offered as needed
Prerequisite: BE-122 (or 226), or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test. Fulfills the liberal arts requirement in Music for the A.A. and A.S. degrees.
An introduction to jazz: the Afro-American roots, the development of styles for all seasons, the vocabulary and skills that will increase the enjoyment of listening to it. Outstanding works of the greatest performers are studied, as jazz is related to the world of music at large. Required readings, listening, and concert attendance.

MU 180:     Music Around the World

3 class hours 3 credits Offered as needed
Prerequisite: BE-122 (or 226), or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test
A nontechnical survey of the folk and traditional music of various cultures — American, Hispanic, African, Near Eastern, and Far Eastern. Listening techniques and basic musical terms included. Emphasis on understanding music in its cultural context. Required readings, listening, and concert attendance.

SP 274:     Introduction to Electronic Media

3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: BE-112 (or BE-205) and BE-122 (or BE-226), or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test
An introduction to the history, growth, development and practices of media technology. Students develop an understanding of the growth and development of electronic media. Historic context of mass media including print, film, television, video games, and the Internet are examined with attention given to economic, legal and creative forces as well as their influences on popular culture. This class is a designated Writing Intensive (WI) course.

SP 275:     Media Criticism

3 hours 3 credits Offered in Fall
Prerequisites: BE-112 (or BE-205) and BE-122 (or BE-226)
Theories of mass culture will be introduced and applied to a diverse selection of media such as film, television, video games and the Internet. In the identification, examination and discussion of these theories, students will analyze and write critically about the influences of mediated images on society.

SP 321:     Oral Performance for the Actor and Speaker

3 class hours 3 credits
Designed to improve the interpretation skills of actors, speakers, and those individuals desiring to improve the level of their individual oral expression for personal or professional reasons. Techniques of reading aloud from plays, poetry, prose, and essay. Practice in conveying information, projecting ideas, creating emotions, and interpreting from the script and oral interpretation as a means of developing literary criticism and discrimination.

SP 471:     American Film History I

3 class hours 1 recitation hour 3 credits
Offered in Fall
Prerequisite: BE-112 (or BE-205) and BE-122 (or BE-226), or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test
A historical study of the nature and development of the cinema as an art form in the United States from its beginnings until present time. Technological, economic, industrial, legal, social and cultural factors which played an important role in shaping film genres are examined decade by decade. Significant foreign influences are also cited along with hundreds of illustrative clips and a classic feature film each session.

SP 472:     American Film History II

3 class hours 1 recitation hour 3 credits
Offered in Spring Prerequisite: BE-112 (or BE-205) and BE-122 (or BE-0 credit, 226), or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test
This course introduces basic concepts of cinematic communication and presents them as “languages” which filmmakers use to create predictable emotional responses in audiences through historically significant films and their makers. Films will be examined and discussed in relation to American culture and society. Photography, framing, shots, angles, movement both within the frame and of the camera, sound, editing, story narrative, acting and ideology are some of the components of film structure which directors use to create a visual style. Viewings and discussions are positioned to provide an active film vocabulary and achieve critical perspectives of modern American history and cinema. Enrollment limited to 30.

TH 111:     Introduction to Theatre

3 hours 3 credits Prerequisites: BE-122 (or BE-226) and BE-112 (or BE-205)
An introduction to the fundamentals of theater with an emphasis on the evolution of theatrical conventions and practices in Western Society. Material for analysis, discussion and illustration is selected from a body of dramaturgy that spans the history of the theater from the Greeks to the present day. Students are required to attend and critique theatrical performances on campus.

TH 120:     Acting I

3 class hours 3 credits
For non-fine arts majors.
Theory and practice of the art of acting; exercises in sense impression; characterization, improvisations; scenes from plays; special reports. Designed for the development of a knowledgeable and appreciative audience as well as for basic acting techniques. For non-majors. FA1 majors should enroll in TH121. This course is a Writing Intensive course.

 

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