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Arts Production

Department: Communication & Theatre Arts

Today, it is rare to meet a working artist who is only acting, or directing, making films, or shooting photographs. Today’s theatre world is merging with other disciplines, as reflected in the slash-titles many artists use:

performer/director/screenwriter
lighting designer/videographer
multi-media installation artist/graphic designer/photographer
filmmaker/web-designer

The Arts Production POE is a multi-disciplinary program designed to offer students a broad base of practical training, and also an area of focus, as they begin to shape their lives as multi-faceted artists, graphic designers, or arts managers.

While the “home” course for the AP POE is the Arts Production Lab in the Theatre program, it is important to stress the inter-departmental nature of the Arts Production POE. The AP Lab can be understood as the gathering point for young student artists from different areas to gather, train, and collaborate. The primary objective of the AP Lab is for students to achieve fluency across artistic media by studying and applying a few fundamental aesthetic principles through creative projects. All projects generated through the AP Lab, whether created for on or off campus clients OR allied with Juniata Theatre productions, serve as a platform for students to learn these fundamentals. AP Lab work centers around four spheres of artistic work:

publications integrating graphic design, writing, and photography
video and sound production
live art space installation
integrating multi-media work with live performance

AP Lab students are also encouraged to use their projects as a portfolio of work as they seek internships and jobs.

The Arts Production POE consists of courses in Theatre and other departments: Art, Information Technology, Communication and English.

Theatre courses (26 credits):

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
TH 210 Living Theatre History
3

H
TH 310 20th Century Innovations
3

H
CW
TH 275, 276, 375, 376, 475, 476 Arts Production Lab (minimum 5 semesters-minimum 10 credits
2

F
TH 180, 181, 280, 281, 380, 381, 480, 481, 482, 483 Arts Production Practicum (minimum 10credits)
1-3
 
F

Art courses (12 credits):

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
AR 110 Survey of Western Art
3

FI
 
choose 1 of the following:
AR 317 20th Century Art
3
AR 110
FI
CS
AR 315 Women in Art
3
AR 110
FI or CA
CS
AR 301 African American Art
3
AR 110
FI or CA
CW
choose 2 of the following:
AR 103 Beginning Drawing
3
 
F
 
AR 200 Beginning Painting
3
 
F
 
AR 205 Beginning Ceramics
3
 
F
 
AR 208 Beginning Photography
3
 
F
 
AR 303 Intermediated Drawing
3
AR 103
F
 
AR 215 Ceramic Sculpture
3
 
F
 
AR 308 Intermediate Photography
3
AR 208
F
 

Digital Media courses (15 credits):

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
IT 110 Principles of Information Technology
3

S
 
IT 310 Hypermedia
3
IT 210
F
 
IT 360
Digital Video Production
3
CM 133 & AR 208
F
 
AR 204
Digital Art I
3

F
 
AR 203
Digital Photography I
3
 
F

Communication courses (6 credits choose 2 courses, one must be upper level):

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
CM 132 Message Analysis
3

H CS
CM 133 Mass Media & Society
3
  H CS
CM 330
Media Analysis
3
CM 132 or CM 133 H CW, CS
CM 420A
Rhetoric of Film
3
CM 132 or CM 133 H CW

English Courses (3 credits - choose 1 course):

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
EN 155 The Short Story
3

H
EN 303 Poetry Writing
3
EN 110
H
EN 305
Fiction Writing
3
EN 110 & EN 155
FH
EN 376
Writing Across Media
3
EN 110, JR or SR standing
H
Total POE credits = 62

updated 6.11

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