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ARTS 100 Week 1 Experiencing the Arts: Community Guide
Look ahead at the different art forms covered in this course: visual arts, music, dance, film, theatre. Where can you find and experience these art forms in your local community?
Create an 8- to 12-slide presentation that serves as a community guide for the arts in your community. Include the following in your guide:

  • A description of three to four art forms covered in this course (visual art and architecture, dance, music, film and theatre) and where they can be experienced in your community

  • Identify the purpose these art forms serve for the individual and the community in general

  • Incorporate key terms and concepts from the week one readings

You may use PowerPoint® to create this assignment or another presentation tool, such as Prezi.
Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.
ARTS 100 Week 2 Visual Arts Portfolio
Create a portfolio of six works of art and architecture organized under one of the following themes:

  • Highlights of art and architecture from the Italian Renaissance

  • Works from the Capitol: the art and architecture of Washington, D.C.

Write a brief four- to six-sentence description of each work of art or architecture that includes a description of its formal elements, the type of media or material used, and an overview of the subject or style of the work of art or architecture.
 Use Google Cultural Institute to help you on this assignment.  You may use the websites of museums, cultural institutions, or other academic online resources as inspiration. To useGoogle Cultural Institute, you must register at the site. This will allow you to select images and create your own gallery. On the Google Cultural Institute pages, browse and search images and save them by clicking on the plus sign located above the image, near the title. Once you have your selection of images, click on "Create your own galleries..." or "My Galleries" to create a gallery using the images you have saved. When creating your gallery, you must add a description to each work to fulfill the requirements of this assignment; do this by clicking "Edit" under each image when in your gallery. Finally, you must make your gallery public to share it; do this by clicking on "Private" and then copy the url of your gallery page from the address bar and submit this to your instructor. 
 Submit the written descriptions of each artwork in a word document using APA formatting and supporting citations.  Include the link to your Google Cultural Institute gallery in this document.
Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.
ARTS 100 Week 3 The Performing Arts and Inspiration
Complete one of the following options for your Week 3 assignment:
Option A
Description of Dance Styles
Select two styles of dance--such as ballet, modern dance, folk dance, and jazz dance--as described in your text.
Describe each style of dance, and include the following:

  • History and development of the style

  • Discussion of your understanding of the use of line, form, repetition, and rhythm in each piece

  • Description of the inspiration for the work in terms of story, theme, and image

  • Description of what the movements of both styles communicate to you in terms of mood

  • Description of what influences each dancer, or the choreographer, in the performance of each style or creation of a new dance performance

Submit your assignment in a 750- to 1,000-word paper.
Option B
Playlist Mixtape
Create a playlist of eight to ten musical works.
Organize your selections under a theme such as "Music for Motivation" or "Cross-Country Playlist." Be as creative as you like.
Include two to four musical works from each of the following:

  • Popular music, such as rock, pop, country, dance, or hip-hop

  • Medieval or classical music; selections may include cantatas, oratorio, fugues, and so forth

  • Other musical forms such as opera, jazz, or folk music

Write a 750- to 1,000-word summary of your playlist which discusses how the formal and technical qualities of music affect you; in other words, how does music create a certain type of mood, and is it successful in prompting a response from you, emotional or otherwise? Use at least five to seven vocabulary terms from the text in your discussion, which may include but not limited to the following:

  • Form

  • Composition

  • Call and response

  • Fusion

  • Looping

  • Sound

  • Pitch

  • Scale

  • Dynamics

  • Timbre

  • Rhythm

  • Beat

  • Meter

  • Tempo

  • Melody

  • Harmony

  • Motif

  • Harmony

  • Consonance

  • Dissonance

  • Tonality

  • Texture

Submit your playlist with its organizing theme, as well as your summary, in one document using the Assignment Files tab.
ARTS 100 Week 4 Symbolism in Theatre and Cinema
Complete one of the following options for your Week 4 Assignment:
Option A
Theatrical Staging of Jaws
Describe the artistic choices you would make to bring Jaws, the movie, to Broadway. What genre would you choose? Describe at least three other elements of production and how you would approach them in your staging of Jaws as a stage play or musical.  
Incorporate key terms and concepts from the course textbook.
Submit your assignment as a 750- to 1,000-word paper.
Apply appropriate APA formatting.
Option B
Movie Pitch
Select one genre of cinema such as comedy, tragedy, melodrama, and so forth.
Write a pitch for a movie that discusses the story and one person or object that is symbolic. Explain the symbolic significance of your person or object. (Consider the significance of the shark in Jaws to help you understand symbolism.)  In your pitch, summarize the setting, main plot, at least two main characters, and the theme.
Next, imagine you are staging a scene from your movie script as a stage play to generate interest from producers. What decisions would you make in terms of staging, such as stage design, actors, and other elements of the theater?
Incorporate key terms and concepts from the course textbook.
Submit your assignment as a 750- to 1,000-word paper.
Apply appropriate APA formatting.
ARTS 100 Week 5 Defending the Arts
Art in Your Community
Experience the arts in your local community by attending a performance, visiting an art museum or gallery, or visiting art in public places.
Choose an exhibition or one artwork to discuss for this assignment. Include the following:

  • A description of the elements of composition: line, color, shape, or movement, theme, rhythm, tone, and so forth that were incorporated into the performance or artwork.

  • What was the overall emotional and intellectual effect the performance or artwork? What emotions does it inspire? Does the work have historic significance?

  • Include a defense of the arts that describes how the arts add value to life.  How might creative expression be helpful to your community?

  • Summarize how you would like to see the arts made more a part of your community. Is there anything you can do to make this happen? How will you support the arts in the future?

Submit your assignment as a 10-minute visual presentation. (Text only on title and references slides.  Slide titles are appropriate.)

  • Content should be comprehensive/accurate/persuasive and reflect an understanding of textbook readings.

  • Content incorporates key terms and concepts from weeks one through five.

  • Major points supported by specific details and examples.

  • Include detailed speaker notes. (Plagiarism rules apply to speaker notes!)

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