2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

Arts Program

Students may complete a minor in Creative Writing, Dance or Theater and qualified students may submit an application to major in Creative Writing, Dance or Theater through the independent major program. Students may complete a major in Fine Arts or a major or minor in Music at Haverford College. English majors may complete a concentration in Creative Writing.

Faculty

Robin Black, Distinguished Visiting Writer and Artist in Residence
David Brick, Instructor
Madeline Cantor, Term Professor
Linda Caruso Haviland, Alice Carter Dickerman Director of the Arts Program, and Director and Associate Professor of Dance
Lauren Feldman, Lecturer
Thomas Ferrick, Lecturer
Margaret Fried, Instructor
Karl Kirchwey, Professor (on leave semesters I and II)
Mark Lord, Director and Professor of Theater
Elizabeth Mosier, Lecturer
Catharine Slusar, Instructor
Susan Thomas, Instructor
J.C. Todd, Lecturer
Daniel Torday, Director and Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
Laura Vriend, Instructor

Courses in the arts are designed to prepare students who might wish to pursue advanced training in their fields and are also for those who want to broaden their academic studies with work in the arts that is conducted at a serious and disciplined level. Courses are offered at introductory as well as advanced levels.

ARTS IN EDUCATION

The Arts Program offers a Praxis II course for students who have substantial experience in an art form and are interested in extending that experience into teaching and learning at educational and community sites.

ARTA B251 Arts Teaching in Educational and Community Settings

This is a Praxis II course intended for students who have substantial experience in an art form and are interested in extending that experience into teaching and learning at educational and community sites. Following an overview of the history of the arts in education, the course will investigate underlying theories. The praxis component will allow students to create a fluid relationship between theory and practice through observing, teaching and reflecting on arts practices in education contexts. School or community placement 4-6 hours a week. Prerequisite: at least an intermediate level of experience in an art form. This course counts toward the minor in Dance or in Theater.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Counts toward: Praxis Program
Crosslisting(s): EDUC-B251
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

CREATIVE WRITING

Courses in Creative Writing within the Arts Program are designed for students who wish to develop their skills and appreciation of creative writing in a variety of genres (poetry, prose fiction and nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting, etc.) and for those intending to pursue studies in creative writing at the graduate level. Any English major may include one Creative Writing course in the major plan. Students may pursue a minor as described below. While there is no existing major in Creative Writing, exceptionally well-qualified students with a GPA of 3.7 or higher in Creative Writing courses completed in the Tri-College curriculum may consider submitting an application to major in Creative Writing through the Independent Major Program after meeting with the Creative Writing Program director. When approved, the independent major in Creative Writing may also be pursued as a double major with another academic major subject.

Minor Requirements

Requirements for the minor in Creative Writing are six units of course work, generally including three beginning/intermediate courses in at least three different genres of creative writing (chosen from ARTW 159, 231, 236, 240, 251, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 268, 269) and three electives, including at least one course at the 300 level (ARTW 360, 361, 362, 364, 366, 367, 371, 373, 382), allowing for advanced work in one or more genres of creative writing which are of particular interest to the student. The objective of the minor in Creative Writing is to provide both depth and range, through exposure to several genres of creative writing. Students should consult with the Creative Writing Program director by the end of their sophomore year to submit a plan for the minor in order to ensure admission to the appropriate range of courses.

Concentration in Creative Writing

English majors may elect a three-course concentration in Creative Writing as part of the English major program. Students interested in the concentration must meet with the Creative Writing Program director by the end of their sophomore year to submit a plan for the concentration and must also confirm the concentration with the chair of the English Department.

COURSES

ARTW B125 Writing Science

How does scientific research make its way out of the lab? Science translates from research experience to journals written for the expert and is often translated again for more general audiences—appearing in venues such as newspapers, essays and memoirs. What is gained and what is lost when science is translated? This is a half-semester, half-credit course.
Crosslisting(s): CHEM-B125
Units: 0.5
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ARTW B159 Introduction to Creative Writing

This course is for students who wish to experiment with three genres of creative writing: short fiction, poetry and drama. Priority will be given to interested first-year students; additional spaces will be made available to upper-year students with little or no experience in creative writing. Students will write or revise work every week; roughly four weeks each will be devoted to short fiction, poetry, and drama. There will be individual conferences with the instructor to discuss their progress and interests. Half of class time will be spent discussing student work and half will be spent discussing syllabus readings.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Todd,J.
(Spring 2013)

ARTW B260 Writing Short Fiction I

An introduction to fiction writing, focusing on the short story. Students will consider fundamental elements of fiction and the relationship of narrative structure, style, and content, exploring these elements in their own work and in the assigned readings in order to develop an understanding of the range of possibilities open to the fiction writer. Weekly readings and writing exercises are designed to encourage students to explore the material and styles that most interest them, and to push their fiction to a new level of craft, so that over the semester their writing becomes clearer, more controlled, and more absorbing.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Torday,D.
(Spring 2013)

ARTW B261 Writing Poetry I

This course will provide a survey of craft resources available to students wishing to write print-based poems in English: figure, line, measure, meter, rhyme, and rhythm. In concert with close reading of model poems, students will gain experience in writing in a variety of verse forms, including haiku, sonnet, free verse, and prose poem. The course is writing-intensive: students write or revise poems most weeks. The course objective is to provide students with the skills to explore poetic form, both received and invented, and to develop a voice with which to express themselves on the printed page.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Fried,D.
(Spring 2013)

ARTW B262 Playwriting I

An introduction to playwriting through a combination of reading assignments, writing exercises, discussions about craft and ultimately the creation of a complete one-act play. Students will work to discover and develop their own unique voices as they learn the technical aspects of the craft of playwriting. Readings will include work by Sarah Ruhl, Deb Margolin, Nilo Cruz, Suzan-Lori Parks, David Greenspan, Lisa Kron, and others. Short writing assignments will complement each reading assignment. The final assignment will be to write an original one-act play.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): ARTT-B262
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Feldman,L.
(Fall 2012)

ARTW B263 Writing Memoir I

The purpose of this course is to provide students with practical experience in writing about the events, places and people of their own lives in the form of memoir. Initial class discussions attempt to distinguish memoir from related literary genres such as confession and autobiography. Writing assignments and in-class discussion of syllabus readings explore the range of memoirs available for use as models (excerpts by writers including James Baldwin, Lorene Cary, Annie Dillard, Arthur Koestler, Rick Moody, Lorrie Moore, and Tim O’Brien) and elements such as voice and perspective, tone, plot, characterization and symbolic and figurative language.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Staff
(Spring 2013)

ARTW B264 News and Feature Writing

Students in this class will learn how to develop, report, write, edit and revise a variety of news stories, beginning with the basics of reporting and writing the news and advancing to longer-form stories, including personality profiles, news features and trend stories, and concluding with point-of-view journalism (columns, criticism, reported essays). The course will focus heavily on work published in the Philadelphia Inquirer and the New York Times. Several working journalists will participate as guest speakers to explain their craft. Students will write stories that will be posted on the class blog, the English House Gazette.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Ferrick,T.
(Fall 2012)

ARTW B265 Creative Nonfiction

This course will explore the literary expressions of nonfiction writing by focusing on the skills, process and craft techniques necessary to the generation and revision of literary nonfiction. Using the information-gathering tools of a journalist, the analytical tools of an essayist and the technical tools of a fiction writer, students will produce pieces that will incorporate both factual information and first person experience. Readings will include a broad group of writers ranging from E.B. White to Anne Carson, George Orwell to David Foster Wallace, Joan Didion to James Baldwin, among many others.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Torday,D.
(Fall 2012)

ARTW B266 Screenwriting

An introduction to screenwriting. Issues basic to the art of storytelling in film will be addressed and analyzed: character, dramatic structure, theme, setting, image, sound. The course focuses on the film adaptation; readings include novels, screenplays, and short stories. Films adapted from the readings will be screened. In the course of the semester, students will be expected to outline and complete the first act of an adapted screenplay of their own.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward: Film Studies
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ARTW B269 Writing for Children

In this course, students have the opportunity to write imaginatively for children and young adults. Through reading and in-class discussion, we will examine the specific requirements of the picture book, the chapter book and the young adult novel. This analytical study of classic and contemporary literature will inspire and inform students’ creative work through the discoveries they make about style and structure, creating compelling characters, the roles of illustration and page composition in story narration, and the ever-evolving fairy tale. Students will receive guidance for their creative work through in-class exercises, peer review and private conferences with the instructor.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Mosier,E.
(Spring 2013)

ARTW B360 Writing Short Fiction II

An exploration of approaches to writing short fiction designed to strengthen skills of experienced student writers as practitioners and critics. Requires writing at least five pages each week, workshopping student pieces, and reading texts ranging from realist stories to metafictional experiments and one-page stories to the short novella, to explore how writers can work within tight confines. Prerequisite: ARTW 260 or work demonstrating equivalent expertise in writing short fiction. A writing sample of 5-10 pages in length (prose fiction) must be submitted to the Creative Writing Program during the preregistration period to be considered for this course.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Black,R.
(Fall 2012)

ARTW B361 Writing Poetry II

While writing a poem a week, according to assignments both formal and strategic, students will read at least six volumes of contemporary poetry, immersing themselves in the pleasurable estrangements and rearrangements of a variety of voices, with the goal of forcing positive changes in their own poems. Students in this course are expected to become not only better writers, but also better critics of their own and each other’s work, and the term grade is determined partly by written work and partly by in-class participation during discussions of syllabus reading and student poems.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Todd,J.
(Fall 2012)

ARTW B364 Longer Fictional Forms

An advanced workshop for students with a strong background in fiction writing who want to write longer works: the long short story, novella and novel. Students will write intensively, and complete a long story, novel or novella (or combination thereof) totaling up to 20,000 words. Students will examine the craft of their work and of published prose. Prerequisite: ARTW 260 or proof of interest and ability.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Torday,D.
(Spring 2013)

ARTW B403 Supervised Work

Students who have had a Creative Writing Major approved through the Independent Major Program will work with a member of the Creative Writing Program faculty on a semester-long 403 (Independent Study) as a final project their senior year. Highly qualified Creative Writing minors and concentrators may petition the program to complete an independent study, subject to the availability of faculty to supervise such projects.
Units: 1.0
(Fall 2012, Spring 2013)

ARTW B425 Praxis III

Counts toward: Praxis Program
Units: 1.0
(Fall 2012, Spring 2013)

DANCE

Dance is not only an art and an area of creative impulse and action; it is also a significant and enduring human behavior that can serve as a core of creative and scholarly inquiry within the liberal arts. The Program offers full semester courses in progressive levels of ballet and modern and jazz as well as a full range of technique courses in diverse genres and various traditions. Several performance opportunities are available to students ranging from our Dance Outreach Project, which travels to schools throughout the Philadelphia region, to our Spring Concert in which students work with professional choreographers or reconstructors and perform in our newly renovated theater. We also offer lecture/seminar courses designed to introduce students to dance as a vital area of academic inquiry. These include courses that examine dance within western practices as well as courses that extend or locate themselves beyond those social or theatrical traditions.

Students can take single courses in dance, can minor in dance, or submit an application to major through the independent major program. The core academic curriculum that serves as the basis for our minor or our independent major includes intermediate or advanced technique courses, performance ensembles, dance composition, independent work, and courses in dance research or analysis.

Minor and Major Requirements

Requirements for the dance minor are six units of coursework: three required (ARTD 140, 142, and one credit which may be distributed among the following: 138, 139, 230, 231, 232, 330, 331 or 345); three approved electives; and requisite attendance at a prescribed number of performances/events. The major requires eleven credits, drawn primarily from our core academic curriculum and including: ARTD 140 and one additional dance lecture/seminar course; ARTD 142; one 0.5 technique course each semester after declaring the major distributed among ARTD 230, 231, 232, 330, and 331). The major also requires attendance at a prescribed number of performances/events, demonstration of basic writing competency in dance, and a senior capstone experience. With the advisor’s approval, one elective in the minor and two electives in the major may be selected from allied Tri-College departments. In both the minor and the major, students may choose to emphasize one aspect of the field, but must first consult with the dance faculty regarding their course of study.

Technique Courses and Performance Ensemble Courses

The Dance Program offers a full range of dance instruction including courses in ballet, modern, jazz, and African as well as techniques developed from other cultural art and social forms such as flamenco, Classical Indian, hip-hop, Latin social dance, and tap dance, among others. Performance ensembles, choreographed or re-staged by professional artists, are by audition only and are given full concert support. Dance Outreach ensemble tours regional schools. Technique courses in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, African and Hip-hop are offered for a full semester; other courses may be offered for a half-semester. All technique courses and ensemble courses may be taken for Physical Education credit (see listing below). Technique courses ARTD 138, 139, 230, 231, 232, 330, 331, as well as ARTD B345, Dance Ensembles, may be taken instead for academic credit.

Technique/Ensemble Courses for PE Credit

PE B101 F/S Ballet I
PE B102 F/S Ballet II
PE B103 F/S Ballet III
PE B104 F/S Ballet Workshop
PE B105 F/S Modern I
PE B106 F/S Modern II
PE B107 F/S Modern III
PE B108 F/S Jazz I
PE B110 F/S Jazz II
PE B111 F/S Hip-hop Technique
PE B112 F/S African Dance
PE B113T Modern Ensemble
PE B114T Ballet Ensemble
PE B115T Jazz Ensemble
PE B116F/S Salsa
PE B117 F/S Classical Indian Dance
PE B118 F/S Movement Improvisation
PE B119T African Ensemble
PE B120 F/S Intro. to Flamenco
PE B121 F/S Tap I
PE B122 F/S Intro to Social Dance
PE B123 F/S Tap II
PE B125 F/S Swing Dance
PE B131T Hip-hop Ensemble
PE B145T Dance Outreach Ensemble
PE B195 Movement for Theater
PE B196 Dance Composition Lab
PE B197 Directed Work in Dance

Courses for Academic Credit

ARTD B138 001 Intro to Dance Techniques I - Modern
ARTD B138 002 Intro to Dance Techniques I - Ballet
ARTD B139 001 Intro to Dance Techniques II - Modern
ARTD B139 002 Intro to Dance Techniques II - Ballet
ARTD B140 Approaches to Dance: Themes and Perspectives
ARTD B142 Dance Composition I
ARTD B145 Dance: Close Reading
ARTD/ANTH B223 Anthropology of Dance
ARTD B230 Intermediate Technique: Modern
ARTD B231 Intermediate Technique: Ballet
ARTD B232 Intermediate Technique: Jazz
ARTD B240 Dance History I: Roots of Western Theater Dance
ARTD B241 Dance History II: A History of Contemporary Western Theater Dance
ARTD B242 Dance Composition II
ARTD B250 Performing the Political Body
ARTD B265 Dance, Migration and Exile
ARTD/ANTH B310 Performing in the City: Theorizing Bodies in Space
ARTD B330 Advanced Technique: Modern
ARTD B331 Advanced Technique: Ballet
ARTD B342 Advanced Choreography
ARTD B345 Dance Ensembles (001-005)
ARTD B390 Senior Project/Thesis
ARTD B403 Supervised Work

COURSES

ARTD B138 Introduction to Dance Techniques I

Students enrolling must take one full semester of elementary modern (section 001) or ballet (section 002) and, concurrently, another full semester of technique selected from approved Dance Program courses. This may be either a course running across the full semester, for example Jazz I, or two half semester courses, for example, Classical Indian and Hip-hop. Before enrolling, students must get approval of dance class selection from the Dance Program. Student must attend the required number of technique class sessions; additional requirements for a passing grade include attendance at two mandatory lectures and one live dance performance and completion of three short writing assignments. Course offered on a Pass/Fail basis only.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 0.5
Instructor(s): Caruso Haviland,L., Cantor,M.
(Fall 2012)

ARTD B139 Introduction to Dance Techniques II

Students enrolling must take one full semester of elementary modern (section 001) or ballet (section 002) and, concurrently, another full semester of technique selected from approved Dance Program courses. This may be either a course running across the full semester, for example Jazz I, or two half semester courses, for example, Classical Indian and Hip-hop. Before enrolling, students must get approval of dance class selection from the Dance Program. Students must attend the required number of technique class sessions; additional requirements for a passing grade include attendance at and critique of one live dance event and a short paper on a topic selected in consultation with the faculty coordinator. Course offered on a Pass/Fail basis only. Prerequisite: ARTD B138.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 0.5
Instructor(s): Caruso Haviland,L., Cantor,M.
(Fall 2012)

ARTD B140 Approaches to Dance: Themes and Perspectives

This course introduces students to dance as a multi-layered, significant and enduring human behavior that ranges from art to play to ritual to politics and beyond. It engages students in the creative, critical and conceptual processes that emerge in response to the study of dance. It also explores the research potential that arises when other areas of academic inquiry, including criticism, ethnology, history and philosophy, interact with dance and dance scholarship. Lectures, discussion, film, video, and guest speakers are included.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Units: 1.0
(Spring 2013)

ARTD B142 Dance Composition I

In this introduction to the art of making dances, an array of compositional tools and approaches is used to evolve and refine choreographic ideas. Basic concepts such as space, phrasing, timing, image, energy, density and partnering are introduced and explored alongside attention to the roles of inspiration and synthesis in the creative process. Improvisation is used to explore choreographic ideas and students learn to help and direct others in generating movement. Discussion of and feedback on weekly choreographic assignments and readings contributes to analyzing and refining choreography. Concurrent attendance in any level technique course is required.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Crosslisting(s): ARTT-B142
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Brick,D.
(Fall 2012)

ARTD B145 Focus: Dance: Close Reading

This a is focus course. Students will engage in a closer reading of dance, using live dance performances as primary texts and setting these performances in critical and historical contexts through readings in dance criticism and theory, lectures and discussion, and media. Each week, students will consider focused questions and work through practical and analytical tasks related to critical seeing. They will apply their findings in organized field trips, where they will view a live performance, selected from a range of genres, and work through their responses in discussion as well as in different models of writing. This is a Praxis I course.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward: Praxis Program
Units: 0.5
Instructor(s): Cantor,M.
(Fall 2012)

ARTD B223 Anthropology of Dance

This course surveys ethnographic approaches to the study of global dance in a variety of contemporary and historical contexts. Recognizing dance as a kind of shared cultural knowledge and drawing on theories and literature in anthropology, dance and related fields such as history, and ethnomusicology, we will examine dance’s relationship to social structure, ethnicity, gender, spirituality and politics. Lectures, discussion, media, and guest speakers are included. Prerequisite: a course in anthropology or related discipline, or a dance lecture/seminar course, or permission of the instructor.
Requirement(s): Division I or Division III
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Critical Interpretation (CI)
Crosslisting(s): ANTH-B223
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ARTD B230 Intermediate Technique: Modern

Intermediate level dance technique courses focus on expanding the movement vocabulary, on introducing movement phrases that are increasingly complex and demanding, and on further attention to motional dynamics and spatial contexts. Students at this level are also expected to begin demonstrating an intellectual and kinesthetic understanding of these technical challenges and their actual performance. Students will be evaluated on their openness and commitment to the learning process, increased understanding of the technique, and demonstration in class of their technical and stylistic progress as articulated within the field.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 0.5
Instructor(s): Cantor, M., Staff
(Fall 2012)

ARTD B231 Intermediate Technique: Ballet

Intermediate level dance technique courses focus on expanding the movement vocabulary, on introducing movement phrases that are increasingly complex and demanding, and on further attention to motional dynamics and spatial contexts. Students at this level are also expected to begin demonstrating an intellectual and kinesthetic understanding of these technical challenges and their actual performance. Students will be evaluated on their openness and commitment to the learning process, increased understanding of the technique, and demonstration in class of their technical and stylistic progress as articulated within the field.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 0.5
Instructor(s): Mintzer, L., Staff
(Fall 2012, Spring 2013)

ARTD B232 Intermediate Technique: Jazz

Intermediate level dance technique courses focus on expanding the movement vocabulary, on introducing movement phrases that are increasingly complex and demanding, and on further attention to motional dynamics and spatial contexts. Students at this level are also expected to begin demonstrating an intellectual and kinesthetic understanding of these technical challenges and their actual performance. Students will be evaluated on their openness and commitment to the learning process, increased understanding of the technique, and demonstration in class of their technical and stylistic progress as articulated within the field.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 0.5
Instructor(s): Goodman,Y.
(Fall 2012)

ARTD B241 Dance History II: A History of Contemporary Western Theater Dance

This course investigates the history of dance with particular emphasis on its development in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as a Western Theatre Art form within a broader context of global art and culture. The course investigates the historical and cultural forces that shape both the form and function of dance as well as the reciprocal relationship of dance to or impact on those same forces. Dance will be considered both chronologically and theoretically as cultural, social, aesthetic, and personal phenomena. The course will provide students with an introduction to both traditional and more contemporary models of historiography with particular reference to the changing modes of documenting, researching and analyzing dance. In addition to lectures and discussion, the course will include film, video, slides, and some movement experiences.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ARTD B242 Dance Composition II

This course builds on work accomplished in Composition I and develops an understanding of and skill in the theory and craft of choreography. This includes deepening movement invention skills; exploring form and structure; investigating sources for sound, music, text and language; developing group design; and broadening critical understanding. Students will work on multiple projects and will have some opportunity to revise and expand work. Readings and viewings will be assigned and related production problems will be considered. Concurrent attendance in any level technique course is required. Prerequisite: ARTD B142
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ARTD B250 Performing the Political Body

Artists, activists, intellectuals, and ordinary people have used dance and performance to support political goals and ideologies or to perform social or cultural interventions in the private and public spheres. We will focus on how dance is a useful medium for both embodying and analyzing ideologies and practices of power particularly with reference to gender, class, and ethnicity. In addition to literary, anthropological, and political texts, the course includes introductory group improvisation and performance exercises and an in-class mini-performance project; willingness to research topics and to explore movement or other performance approaches is more important than prior training or experience.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Critical Interpretation (CI)
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ARTD B265 Dance, Migration and Exile

Highlighting aesthetic, political, social and spiritual powers of dance as it travels, transforms, and is accorded meaning both domestically and transnationally, especially in situations of war and social and political upheaval, this course investigates the re-creation of heritage and the production of new traditions in refugee camps and in diaspora. Prerequisite: a Dance lecture/seminar course or a course in a relevant discipline such as anthropology, sociology, or Peace and Conflict Studies, or permission of the instructor.
Requirement(s): Division I or Division III
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Critical Interpretation (CI)
Crosslisting(s): ANTH-B265
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ARTD B310 Performing the City: Theorizing Bodies in Space

Building on the premise that space is a concern in performance, choreography, architecture and urban planning, this course will interrogate relationships between (performing) bodies and (city) spaces. Using perspectives from dance and performance studies, urban studies and cultural geography, it will introduce space, spatiality and the city as material and theoretical concepts and investigate how moving and performing bodies and city spaces intersect in political, social and cultural contexts. Lectures, discussion of assigned readings, attendance at live performance and 2-3 field trips are included. Prerequisites: One Dance lecture/seminar course or one course in relevant discipline e.g. cities, anthropology, sociology or permission of the instructor.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Crosslisting(s): ARTT-B310
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Vriend,L.
(Fall 2012)

ARTD B330 Advanced Technique: Modern

Advanced level technique courses continue to expand movement vocabulary and to introduce increasingly challenging movement phrases and repertory. Students are also expected to begin recognizing and incorporating the varied gestural and dynamic markers of styles and genres, with an eye to both developing their facility for working with various choreographic models and for beginning to mark out their individual movement preferences. There is also a continuing emphasis on cultivating the relationship between an intellectual and kinesthetic understanding and command of technical challenges and their actual performance.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 0.5
Instructor(s): Malcolm-Naib,R.
(Fall 2012, Spring 2013)

ARTD B331 Advanced Technique: Ballet

Advanced level technique courses continue to expand movement vocabulary and to introduce increasingly challenging movement phrases and repertory. Students are also expected to begin recognizing and incorporating the varied gestural and dynamic markers of styles and genres, with an eye to both developing their facility for working with various choreographic models and for beginning to mark out their individual movement preferences. There is also a continuing emphasis on cultivating the relationship between an intellectual and kinesthetic understanding and command of technical challenges and their actual performance.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 0.5
(Fall 2012, Spring 2013)

ARTD B342 Advanced Choreography

Independent study in choreography under the guidance of the instructor. Students are expected to produce one major choreographic work and are responsible for all production considerations. Concurrent attendance in any level technique course is required. Prerequisite: ARTD 242
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Units: 0.5, 1.0
Instructor(s): Caruso Haviland,L., Cantor,M.
(Fall 2012)

ARTD B345 Dance Ensemble

Dance ensembles are offered in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, African, and Dance Outreach and are designed to offer students significant opportunities to develop dance technique, particularly in relationship to dance as a performance art. Students audition for entrance into individual ensembles. Original works choreographed by faculty or guest choreographers or works reconstructed / restaged from classic or contemporary repertories are rehearsed and performed in concert. Students are evaluated on their participation in rehearsals, their demonstration of full commitment and openness to the choreographic and performance processes both in terms of attitude and technical practice, and their achieved level of performance. This course is suitable for intermediate and advanced level dancers. These and additional ensembles, such as Hip-hop, may be taken, instead, for Physical Education credit.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 0.5
Instructor(s): Cantor,M., Rainey,M.
(Fall 2012, Spring 2013)

ARTD B390 Senior Project/Thesis

Majors develop, in conjunction with a faculty advisor, a senior capstone experience that is complementary to and will expand and deepen their work and interests within the field of dance. This can range from a significant research or expository paper to a substantial choreographic work that will be supported in a full studio performance. Students who elect to do choreographic or performance work must also submit a portfolio (10 pages) of written work on dance. Work begins in the Fall semester and should be completed by the middle of the Spring semester. One outside evaluator may be invited to offer additional comment.
Units: 0.5, 1.0
(Fall 2012)

ARTD B403 Supervised Work

Research in a particular topic of dance under the guidance of an instructor, resulting in a final paper or project.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 0.5, 1.0
(Fall 2012, Spring 2013)

FINE ARTS

Students may complete a major in Fine Arts at Haverford College.

The fine arts courses offered by the department are structured to accomplish the following: (1) For students not majoring in fine arts: to develop a visual perception of form and to present knowledge and understanding of it in works of art. (2) For students intending to major in fine arts: beyond the foregoing, to promote thinking in visual terms and to foster the skills needed to give expression to these in a coherent body of art works.

Major Requirements

Fine arts majors are required to concentrate in either painting, drawing, sculpture, photography or printmaking: four 100-level foundation courses in each discipline from each faculty member; two different 200-level courses outside the area of concentration; two 200-level courses and one 300-level course within that area; three art history courses to be taken at Bryn Mawr College or equivalent, and Senior Departmental Studies 499. For majors intending to do graduate work, it is strongly recommended that they take an additional 300-level studio course within their area of concentration and an additional art history course at Bryn Mawr College.

MUSIC

The Department of Music is located at Haverford and offers well-qualified students a major and minor in music. For a list of requirements and courses offered, see Music at Haverford.

Music Performance

The following organizations are open to all students by audition. For information on academic credit for these groups, and for private vocal or instrumental instruction, see Music at Haverford.

The Haverford-Bryn Mawr Orchestra, with more than 70 members, rehearses once a week, and concerts are given regularly on both campuses. The annual concerto competition affords one or more students the opportunity to perform with the orchestra in a solo capacity.

The Chamber Music Program is open to all members of the Haverford-Bryn Mawr Orchestra and to pianists who have passed an audition that includes sight reading. Students rehearse once a week on their own, in addition to once-weekly coaching. Performances, rehearsals and coachings are held on both campuses depending on students’ schedules and preferences.

The Haverford-Bryn Mawr Chamber Singers is a select ensemble that demands a high level of vocal ability and musicianship. The group performs regularly on both campuses and in the Philadelphia area. Tours are planned within the United States and abroad.

The Haverford-Bryn Mawr Chorale is a large auditioned chorus that gives concerts with the Haverford-Bryn Mawr Orchestra each year.

The Haverford-Bryn Mawr Women’s Ensemble emphasizes music for women’s voices and trebles and performs several times in the academic year.

Chamber Ensemble Groups are formed within the context of the Chamber Music Seminar (MUSC 215). Performances are held both on and off campus; students have the opportunity to perform in master classes with internationally known chamber musicians.

The Bryn Mawr Chamber Music Society offers extracurricular opportunities for experienced Bryn Mawr and Haverford students, faculty and staff to perform a variety of chamber works in a series of concerts held in the Music Room.

THEATER

The curricular portion of the Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges’ Theater Program focuses on the point of contact between creative and analytic work. Courses combine theory (reading and discussion of dramatic literature, history and criticism) and practical work (creative exercises, scene study and performance) to provide viable theater training within a liberal-arts context.

Minor Requirements

Requirements for the minor in Theater are six units of course work, three required (ARTT 150, 251 and 252) and three elective. Students must consult with the Theater faculty to ensure that the necessary areas in the field are covered. Students may submit an application to major in Theater through the independent major program.

Theater Performance

Numerous opportunities exist to act, direct, design and work in technical theater. In addition to the Theater Program’s mainstage productions, many student theater groups exist that are committed to musical theater, improvisation, community outreach, Shakespeare, film and video work, etc. All Theater Program productions are open and casting is routinely blind with respect to race and gender.

COURSES

ARTT B142 Dance Composition I

In this introduction to the art of making dances, an array of compositional tools and approaches is used to evolve and refine choreographic ideas. Basic concepts such as space, phrasing, timing, image, energy, density and partnering are introduced and explored alongside attention to the roles of inspiration and synthesis in the creative process. Improvisation is used to explore choreographic ideas and students learn to help and direct others in generating movement. Discussion of and feedback on weekly choreographic assignments and readings contributes to analyzing and refining choreography. Concurrent attendance in any level technique course is required.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Crosslisting(s): ARTD-B142
Units: 1.0
(Fall 2012)

ARTT B150 Introduction to Theater

An exploration of a wide range of dramatic works and history of theater through research, analysis and discussion to develop understanding and foundations for a theatrical production.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ARTT B230 Topics in American Drama

Considers American plays of the 20th century, reading major playwrights of the canon alongside other dramatists who were less often read and produced. Will also study later 20th century dramatists whose plays both develop and resist the complex foundation established by canonical American playwrights and how American drama reflects and responds to cultural and political shifts. Considers how modern American identity has been constructed through dramatic performance, considering both written and performed versions of these plays.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): ENGL-B230
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ARTT B241 Modern Drama

A survey of modern drama from the 19th century to the present, beginning with Georg Buchner and ending with living writers. We will explore the formation of modern sensibilities in playwriting through careful study of the evolution of dramatic form and the changing relationship between written text and performance.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): ENGL-B241
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ARTT B250 Twentieth-Century Theories of Acting

An introduction to 20th-century theories of acting emphasizing the intellectual, aesthetic, and sociopolitical factors surrounding the emergence of each director’s approach to the study of human behavior on stage. Various theoretical approaches to the task of developing a role are applied in workshop and scene study.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ARTT B251 Fundamentals of Acting

An introduction to the fundamental elements of acting (scene analysis, characterization, improvisation, vocal and gestural presentation, and ensemble work) through the study of scenes from significant 20th-century dramatic literature.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Slusar,C.
(Fall 2012)

ARTT B252 Fundamentals of Technical Theater

A practical, hands-on workshop in the creative process of turning a concept into a tangible, workable end through the physical execution of a design. Exploring new and traditional methods of achieving a coherent synthesis of all areas of technical production.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ARTT B253 Performance Ensemble

An intensive workshop in the methodologies and aesthetics of theater performance, this course is open to students with significant experience in performance. In collaboration with the director of theater, students will explore a range of performance techniques and styles in the context of rehearsing a performance project. Admission to the class is by audition or permission of the instructor. The class is offered for a half-unit of credit.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 0.5
Instructor(s): Slusar,C.
(Fall 2012)

ARTT B254 Fundamentals of Theater Design

An introduction to the creative process of visual design for theater; exploring dramatic context and influence of cultural, social, and ideological forces on theater and examining practical applications of various technical elements such as scenery, costume, and lighting while emphasizing their aesthetic integration.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ARTT B255 Fundamentals of Costume Design

Hands-on practical workshop on costume design for performing arts; analysis of text, characters, movement, situations; historical and stylistic research; cultivation of initial concept through materialization and plotting to execution of design.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Matsushima,M.
(Fall 2012)

ARTT B262 Playwriting I

An introduction to playwriting through a combination of reading assignments, writing exercises, discussions about craft and ultimately the creation of a complete one-act play. Students will work to discover and develop their own unique voices as they learn the technical aspects of the craft of playwriting. Readings will include work by Edward Albee, Maria Irene Fornes, John Guare, Tony Kushner, Suzan-Lori Parks, Paula Vogel and others. Short writing assignments will complement each reading assignment. The final assignment will be to write an original one-act play.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): ARTW-B262
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Feldman,L.
(Fall 2012)

ARTT B310 Performing the City: Theorizing Bodies in Space

Building on the premise that space is a concern in performance, choreography, architecture and urban planning, this course will interrogate relationships between (performing) bodies and (city) spaces. Using perspectives from dance and performance studies, urban studies and cultural geography, it will introduce space, spatiality and the city as material and theoretical concepts and investigate how moving and performing bodies and city spaces intersect in political, social and cultural contexts. Lectures, discussion of assigned readings, attendance at live performance and 2-3 fieldtrips are included. Prerequisites: One Dance lecture/seminar course or one course in relevant discipline e.g. cities, anthropology, sociology or permission of the instructor.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Crosslisting(s): ARTD-B310
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Vriend,L.
(Fall 2012)

ARTT B351 Acting II

Builds on the methods learned in ARTT 251, with an emphasis on strategies of preparing short solo performances. In addition to intensive exercises in naturalistic and anti-naturalistic performance techniques, the course provides opportunities for exploration of principles of design, directing, dramaturgy and playwriting as they pertain to specific projects conceived by members of the class. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ARTT B353 Advanced Performance Ensemble

An advanced, intensive workshop in theater performance. Students explore a range of performance techniques in the context of rehearsing a performance project, and participate in weekly seminars in which the aesthetic and theatrical principles of the play and production will be developed and challenged. The course may be repeated.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Slusar,C.
(Fall 2012)

ARTT B354 Shakespeare on the Stage

An exploration of Shakespeare’s texts from the point of view of the performer. A historical survey of the various approaches to producing Shakespeare from Elizabethan to contemporary times, with intensive scenework culminating in on-campus performances.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ARTT B359 Directing for the Stage

A semiotic approach to the basic concepts and methods of stage direction. Topics explored through readings, discussion and creative exercises include directorial concept, script analysis and research, stage composition and movement, and casting and actor coaching. Students rehearse and present three major scenes.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ARTT B403 Supervised Work

Units: 1.0
(Fall 2012, Spring 2013)