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SCTH 110     Techniques of Acting 3 Credit Hours............................................................Even Year Fall

Acting is the foundation upon which the tradition of the dramatic arts rests. This course involves the training of the body, voice and mind into an acting and dramatic arts-thinking instrument. The training consists of acting exercises, scene analysis and performances. 

SCTH 190    Dance Techniques — 1 Credit Hour ...................................................................Fall & Spring

The Dance Technique provides credits for a variety of dance courses offered at the Salina Community Theater. The course includes Musical Theatre, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, and Modern/Contemporary Dance. This course requires prior authorization by the division chair of fine arts to receive credit. This is a repeatable course and students may take multiple sections during one semester. 

SCTH 140T    Speech & Drama Activities: Theatre1-2 Credit Hours .....................................Fall & Spring

The Activities course provides credit for activities accomplished outside the formal classes. These activities may include theatre production, acting theatre management, and others in consultation with the advisor. 

SCTH 286     Special Topics — Variable Credit ........................................................................On Demand 

SCTH325     Theatre History & Literature 3 Credit Hours .................................................Odd Year Fall

A survey of theatre history through the study of major dramatic works. The plays will be studied from both an historical context and a performance aspect. 

SCTH 343    Principles of Stage Design 3 Credit Hours ................................................ Odd Year Spring

This is an introduction to design elements for the stage including set, light and costume design. If time permits, the course may include discussion about makeup and property design. Prerequisites: SCTH 100, SCTH 140, and consent of the instructor. 

MUSI 111    Aural Skills I 1 Credit Hour ............................................................................................Fall

This course develops the fundamental skills in sight reading and ear training as a musician.

MUSI 112     Aural Skills II – 1 Credit Hour ...................................................................................... Spring

This course is a continuation of MUSI 111 with emphasis on more advanced materials and structure. Prerequisite: MUSI 111 

MUSI 131    Theory of Music I 3 Credit Hours .................................................................................Fall

The fundamental rudiments of music are included in Theory of Music I. The course includes an integrated study of the fundamentals of traditional harmony of the 18th and 19th centuries and the development of fluency in sight reading, ear training and harmonic analysis. 

MUSI 132    Theory of Music II 3 Credit Hours ........................................................................... Spring

This course is a continuation of MUSI 131with emphasis on more advanced materials and structure. 

MUSI 142    Piano Proficiency1 Credit Hour.......................................................................On Demand

Group instruction on the piano for students whose main instrument is not the piano. Required for all music majors. 

MUSI 197    Journeys in Musicianship — 1-2 Credit Hours .....................................................On Demand

This course offers individual one half-hour lesson per week in a variety of instruments and voice. Through applied lessons, the student will be able to discover artistic potentials within him/herself to analyze the value of the arts (music) for his/her own sake as well as develop the skills to appreciate the musical performance and fine arts in general. Through the learning process, students will not only learn the technical skills necessary to perform the instruments, but become a successful person physically, mentally, and socially through the process and preparation to present arts in the public and private settings. This is a repeatable course. In order for a student to receive one course equivalent in L.S. Personal Awareness, a student must earn a minimum of 3 credit hours with the same course number. (180 - Bass, 181 - Bassoon, 182 - Cello, 183 - Clarinet, 184 - Euphonium, 185 - Flute, 186 - French horn, 187 - Guitar, 188 - Oboe, 189 - Percussion, 190 -Piano/Keyboard, 191 - Saxophone, 192 - Trombone, 193 - Trumpet, 194 - Tuba, 195 - Viola, 196 - Violin, 197 – Voice) 

MUSI 231    Theory of Music III 3 Credit Hours ...............................................................................Fall

This course is a continuation of MUSI 132 with emphasis on more advanced materials and structure 

MUSI 232   Theory of Music IV 3 Credit Hours .......................................................................... Spring

This course is a continuation of MUSI 231 with emphasis on more advanced materials and structure. 

MUSI 315   Music History I 3 Credit Hours .....................................................................Even Year Fall

This course is a study of the development of music from the Greek antiquity through Renaissance with emphasis on the rise of stylistic and formal characteristics. The influence of social, political, economic, and religious conditions in musical evolution is presented.

MUSI 316    Music History II - 3 Credit Hours .................................................................. Odd Year Spring

This course is a continuation of MUSI 315. It is a study of the development of music from the Baroque era to the present. 

MUSI 471    Recital 1 Credit Hour......................................................................................On Demand

Students will prepare and offer a recital with the guidance and evaluation of a member of the music faculty. This course is repeatable one time.