College of Fine Arts VAPA courses for fall 2017

Below are all Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) courses offered by the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin in fall 2017. All courses on this list fulfill the university core requirement for a VAPA course required for all majors at the university. Many of these courses also fulfill other flag requirements for degrees, and those flags are noted in the course descriptions. Three classes—Jazz Appreciation, Intro to Visual Arts and Intro to Theatre—are offered in an online format as SMOC courses.

Please note that the schedule is subject to change. Please check links to individual unique numbers to confirm class times.

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Butler School of Music VAPA courses

MUS 302L: Introduction to Western Music

Description: Restricted to non-music majors. Information and techniques for the intelligent appreciation of music: its elements, basic forms and major style periods from the Middle Ages to the present.

Instructor: Various

Times:

MWF 11 a.m. - noon | T 5 - 6 p.m. | #21325

MWF 11 a.m. - noon | TH 5 - 6 p.m. | #21330

MWF 11 a.m. - noon | TH 6 - 7 p.m. | #21340

MWF 1 - 2 p.m. | T 5 - 6 p.m. | #21345

MWF 1 - 2 p.m. | TH 5 - 6 p.m. | #21350

MWF 1 - 2 p.m. | T 6 - 7 p.m. | #21355

MWF 1 - 2 p.m. | T 6 - 7 p.m. | #21360

MWF 1 - 2 p.m. | TH 6 - 7 p.m. | #21365

MWF 1 - 2 p.m. | TH 6 - 7 p.m. | #21370

MWF 1 - 2 p.m. | T 7 - 8 p.m. | #21375

MWF 1 - 2 p.m. | TH 7 - 8 p.m. | #21380

Unique #s: 21325, 21330, 21335, 21340, 21345, 21350, 21355, 21360, 21365, 21370, 21375, 21380

Flags: None

MUS 303C: Fundamentals of Music: Classroom Instruments

Description: Restricted to non-music majors. Designed to familiarize students who are not music majors with the meaning of musical notation and with the harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic structure of music.

Instructor: L. Batisloang

Times:

MWF 9 - 10 a.m. | #21385

MWF 10 - 11 a.m. | #21390

Unique #s: 21385, 21390

Flags: None

MUS 303D: Fundamentals of Music: Guitar

Description: Restricted to non-music majors. Designed to familiarize non-music majors with the meaning of musical notation and with the harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic structure of music.

Instructor: K. Cox

Times:

MWF 1 - 2 p.m. | #21395

MWF 2 - 3 p.m. | | #21400

Unique #s: 21395, 21400

Flags: None

MUS 303E: Fundamentals of Music: Piano

Description: Restricted to non-music majors. Designed to familiarize non-music majors with the meaning of musical notation and with the harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic structure of music.

Instructor: S. Pence

Times:

MWF 9 - 10 a.m. | #21405

TTH 9:30 - 11 a.m. | | #21410

MWF 11 a.m. - noon | #21415

Unique #s: 21405, 21410, 21415

Flags: None

MUS 303M: Introduction to Music in World Cultures

Description: Exploration of practices, beliefs, and issues through the study of various musical genres in the regions of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the Pacific, Europe and the Americas.

Instructor: TBD

Times:

TTH 9:30 - 11 a.m. | M 5 - 6 p.m. | #21420

TTH 9:30 - 11 a.m. | W 5 - 6 p.m. | #21425

TTH 9:30 - 11 a.m. | M 6 - 7 p.m. | #21430

TTH 9:30 - 11 a.m. | W 6 - 7 p.m. | #21435

Unique #s: 21420, 21425, 21430, 21435

Flags: Global Cultures, Writing

MUS 306M: Elements of Music

Description: Open to all University students except music majors. Fundamentals of music including the study of notation and the elements of rhythm, melody, and harmony; development of elementary aural skills; and writing of simple compositions.

Instructor: Various

Times:

MWF 9 - 10 a.m. | #21485

MWF Noon - 1 p.m. | #21490

TH 12:30 - 2 p.m. | #21495

MWF 1 - 2 p.m. | #21500

MWF 10 - 11 a.m. | #21502

Unique #s: 21495, 21490, 21500, 21485, 21502

Flags: None

MUS 307-1: Music of African Americans

Description: Open to all University students. Studies of the popular music of a selected culture or geographical area.Introduction to the variety of modes of expression of African American culture in music and other related genres.

Instructor: C. Carson

Times:

MWF Noon - 1 p.m. | T 5 - 6 p.m. | #21505

MWF Noon - 1 p.m. | TH 5 - 6 p.m. | #21510

MWF Noon - 1 p.m. | T 6 - 7 p.m. | #21515

MWF Noon - 1 p.m. | TH 6 - 7 p.m. | #21520

Unique #s: 21505, 21510, 21515, 21520

Flags: Cultural Diversity

MUS 307-2: History of Rock Music

Description: Open to all University students. Studies of the popular music of a selected culture or geographical area.

Instructor: TBD

Times:

MWF Noon - 1 p.m. | T 5 - 6 p.m. | #21525

MWF Noon - 1 p.m. | TH 5 - 6 p.m | #21530

MWF Noon - 1 p.m.| T 6 - 7 p.m. | #21535

MWF Noon - 1 p.m. | T 6 - 7 p.m.| #21540

MWF Noon - 1 p.m. | TH 6 - 7 p.m. | #21545

MWF Noon - 1 p.m. | TH 6 - 7 p.m. | #21550

MWF Noon - 1 p.m. | T 7 - 8 p.m. | #21555

MWF Noon - 1 p.m. | T 7 - 8 p.m. | #21560

MWF Noon - 1 p.m. | TH 7 - 8 p.m. | #21565

MWF Noon - 1 p.m. | TH 7 - 8 p.m. | #21570

MWF Noon - 1 p.m. | T 8 - 9 p.m. | #21575

MWF Noon - 1 p.m. | TH 8 - 9 p.m. | #21580

Unique #s: 21525, 21530, 21535, 21540, 21545, 21550, 21555, 21560, 21565, 21570, 21575, 21580

Flags: Cultural Diversity

MUS 307-3: Jazz Appreciation [ONLINE]

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Description: Open to all University students. Studies of the popular music of a selected culture or geographical area. May be counted toward the cultural diversity flag requirement. Course meets online during scheduled class times and includes a live-streaming video component. Students should visit https://www.laits.utexas.edu/tower/tech.html to test their computer and network connection and learn about the course structure.

Instructor: J. Hellmer

Times: MW 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Unique #s: 21585

Flags: Cultural Diversity

MUS 334: Music of African Diaspora

Description: Studies of both indigenous and borrowed traditions in the popular, folk,and art music of the Americas from the colonial period to the present. The musical legacy of the African slave trade in the Americas, the social contexts in which black musical forms have developed, and their varied forms. Subjects include the shifting meanings of "black music" in various contexts; the notion of hybridity; the uses of African influenced music as a political or oppositional tool; and African ethnic groups represented prominently in the New World, the traditions they brought with them, and the ways they have been adapted to new ends.

Instructor: R. Moore

Times:

TTH 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | M 5 - 6 p.m. | #21865

TTH 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | W 5 - 6 p.m. | #21870

TTH 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | M 6 - 7 p.m. | #21875

Unique #s: 21865, 21870, 21875

Flags: Global Cultures

Department of Art and Art History VAPA courses

ARH 301 Intro to Visual Arts [ONLINE]

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Description: A broad survey of selected traditions of art with an emphasis upon understanding their visual elements and cultural significance.

Instructor: Various

Times:

MWF 9 - 10 a.m. | #19935

MW 4 - 5:30 p.m. | #19940

TTH 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | #19945

MW 10 - 11 a.m. | F 10 - 11 a.m.  | #19950

MW 10 - 11 a.m. | T 11 a.m. - noon  | #19955

MW 10 - 11 a.m. | W 11 a.m. - noon | #19960

MW 10 - 11 a.m. | TH 11 a.m. - noon | #19965

MW 10:00am - 11:00am | F 11:00am - 12:00pm | #19970 ← CLOSED

MW 10 - 11 a.m. | T Noon - 1 p.m. | #19975

MW 10 - 11 a.m. | W Noon - 1 p.m. | #19980

MW 10 - 11 a.m. | TH Noon - 1 p.m. | #19985

MW 10 - 11 a.m. | T 1 - 2 p.m. | #19990

MW 10 - 11 a.m. | W 1 - 2 p.m. | #19995

MW 10 - 11 a.m. | TH 1 - 2 p.m. | #20000

MW 10 - 11 a.m. | T 2 - 3 p.m. | #20005

MW 10 - 11 a.m. | W 2 - 3 p.m. | #20010

MW 10 - 11 a.m. | TH 2 - 3 p.m. | #20015

MW 10 - 11 a.m. | T 3 - 4 p.m. | #20020

MW 10 - 11 a.m. | W 3 - 4 p.m. | #20025

MW 10 - 11 a.m. | TH 3 - 4 p.m. | #20030

MW 10 - 11 a.m. | T 4 - 5 p.m. | #20035

MW 10 - 11 a.m. | W 4 - 5 p.m. | #20040

MW 10 - 11 a.m. | TH 4 - 5 p.m. | #20045

Unique #s: 19935, 19940, 19945, 19950, 19955, 19960, 19965, 19970, 19975, 19980, 19985, 19990, 19995, 20000, 20005, 20010, 20015, 20020, 20025, 20030, 20035, 20040, 20045

Flags: Global Cultures

ARH 302 Survey Ancient Thru Medieval Art

Description: A study of selected visual works throughout the world from prehistoric time to 1400 CE.

Instructor: Various

Times:

TTH 8 - 9:30 a..m | #20050

MWF Noon - 1 p.m. | #20055

TTH 11 a.m. - noon | T 10 - 11 a.m. | #20060

TTH 11 a.m. - noon | F 10 - 11 a.m.  | #20065

TTH 11 a.m. - noon | F 11 a.m. - noon | #20070

TTH 11 a.m. - noon | TH Noon - 1 p.m. | #20075

TTH 11 a.m. - noon | F Noon - 1 p.m. | #20080

TTH 11 a.m. - noon | TH 1 - 2 p.m. | #20085

TTH 11 a.m. - noon | F 1 - 2 p.m. | #20090

TTH 11 a.m. - noon | TH 2 - 3 p.m. | #20095

TTH 11 a.m. - noon | F 2 - 3 p.m. | #20100

TTH 11 a.m. - noon | TH 3 - 4 p.m. | #20105

TTH 11 a.m. - noon | F 3 - 4 p.m.  | #20110

TTH 11 a.m. - noon | TH 4 - 5 p.m.  | #20115

Unique #s: 20050, 20055, 20060, 20065, 20070, 20075, 20080, 20085, 20090, 20095, 20100, 20105, 20110, 20115

Flags: Global Cultures

ARH 303 Survey of Renaissance Thru Modern Art

Description: A study of selected visual works throughout the world from 1400 CE to the present.

Instructor: TBD

Times:

MWF 10 - 11 a.m.

TTH 3:30  - 5 p.m.

MW 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Unique #s: 20120, 20125, 20127

Flags: Global Cultures

ARH 329N Art & Architecture of Late Antiquity

Description: Examination of early Christian and late Roman art and architecture, including related traditions, such as Jewish, Coptic, Armenian, Georgian, Persian and Syriac.

Instructor: G. Peers

Times: MWF 11 a.m. - noon

Unique #s: 20170

Flags: None

ARH 330G Art at Court: Gothic Period

Description: Changing manifestations of Gothic art and architecture at selected court centers, 1140 to 1400.

Instructor: J. Holladay

Times: TTH 9:30 - 11 a.m.

Unique #s: 20175

Flags: Global Cultures

ARH 332L Northern Renaissance Art 1500-1600

Description: Art and cultural development in the sixteenth century; artists include Duerer, Gruenewald, Holbein, and Brueghel.

Instructor: J. Smith

Times: MWF 9 - 10 a.m.

Unique #s: 20180

Flags: Global Cultures

ARH 337K 20th Century European Art to the 1940's

Description: Major movements in the development of modern European painting and sculpture.

Instructor: L. Henderson

Times: TTH 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Unique #s: 20185

Flags: Global Cultures

ARH 339M American Art 1958-1985

Description: Survey of major movements from 1958 to 1985, from pop art to graffiti art and new expressionism.

Instructor: J. Clarke

Times: TTH 9:30 - 11 a.m.

Unique #s: 20190

Flags: none

ARH 339R Art, Art History, and Medicine

Description: Examines similarities and differences between the discipline of art history and the types of visual training offered by medical schools in conjunction with museums. Builds observational skills necessary for both medicine and art history while remaining grounded in the methodologies and purposes of art history. Sharpens critical thinking skills about images and texts. Cultivates interdisciplinary collaboration in consideration of select examples of European and U.S. art, including—but not limited to—medical or anatomical subjects.

Instructor: S. Rather

Times: TTH 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Unique #s: 20200

Flags: none

ARH 345J Contemporary Art African Diaspora

Description: Examines a wide range of artists, practicing in different parts of the world, who are part of the African diaspora via such factors as the Atlantic slave trade and various patterns of international migration.

Instructor: E. Chambers

Times: TTH 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Unique #s: 20215

Flags: Global Cultures

ARH 346L Africana Women's Art

Description: Analysis of the diverse modes of presentation, mediums, definitions and influences of Africana women artists in the diaspora. Designed to use critical theory and art history found in oral and written literatures, music, films, and other formal and informal documents.

Instructor: M. Okediji

Times: TTH 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Unique #s: 20220

Flags: Global Cultures

ARH 347K Art & Arch of Ancient Peru

Description: The growth of civilization in South America from the earliest decorated textiles, pottery, and ceremonial buildings to the imperial Inca style.

Instructor: A. Runggaldier

Times: MWF 10 - 11 a.m.

Unique #s: 20225

Flags: Global Cultures

Department of Theatre and Dance VAPA courses

TD 301: Introduction to Theatre [ONLINE]

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Description: Introduction to Theatre Online is designed to immerse you in all aspects of live theatre and performance. We will explore the theatre, theatrical issues, genres, conventions and histories. Together, we will discover how this art form, as old as society itself, is as vital and necessary today as it has ever been.Open to all University students except majors in the Department of Theatre and Dance. A study of theatrical texts and practices of the past and present. LEARN MORE.

Time: TTH 9:30 - 11 a.m.

Instructor: Charlotte Canning

Unique #s: 25585, 25590

Flags: Cultural Diversity

TD 317C Theatre History Thru 18th Century

Description: Prerequisite: For theatre and dance majors, Theatre and Dance 311 or 311C; for others, none.

Instructor: TBD

Times:

MWF 9 - 10 a.m. | #25810

MWF 10 - 11 a.m. | #25815

Unique #s: 25810, 25815

Flags: Global Cultures

Arts and Entertainment Technologies VAPA courses

AET 304: Foundations of Arts and Entertainment Technologies

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Description: Broad overview of digital media technologies, software, and applications associated with the intersection of the arts and technology. Introduction to the core concepts of the three emphases of the Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies: Music and Sound, New Performance Technologies, and Game and Mobile Media Applications. Also considers the cultural, philosophical, ethical, and practical aspects of entertainment technology.

Instructor: J. Stamps

Times: MW 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Unique #s: 19660

Flags: none