Courses at the 100-level

DANC 110: Introductory Ballet

Ballet technique and the classical tradition in dance are introduced through an intensive studio experience, related readings, and attendance at ballet performances. (Formerly DANC 100: Fundamentals of Ballet.)
2 credit hours

DANC 112: Introductory Jazz

The technique, rhythms, styles, and historical background of jazz dance are introduced through an intensive studio experience, related readings, and films. (Formerly DANC 101: Fundamentals of Jazz.)
2 credit hours

DANC 114: Introductory Tap Dance

The technique, style, and vocabulary of tap dance are introduced through studio experience, related readings, and films. Emphasis is on the development of a strong fundamental technique.
2 credit hours

DANC 116: Introductory Modern Dance

Studio experience is combined with a historical survey of the development of modern dance through studio classes and survey classes. (Formerly Dance 107: Beginning Modern Dance.)
3 credit hours

DANC 181: Dance Company I

Credit is available to all qualified students who participate for the full academic year.
1 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Membership in Rhode Island College Dance Company and consent of instructor
MUS 101: Beginning Piano

Note-reading, rhythm, and finger coordination are studied. Individual practice is required, but no previous musical training is necessary.
1 credit hours

MUS 102: Beginning Guitar

The basics of fingering melodies, chords, and accompaniments are studied. No previous musical training is required. Students must supply their own guitars.
1 credit hours

MUS 103: Beginning Voice

Study is made of basic vocal production and singing styles, with emphasis on interpretation. No previous musical training is required.
1 credit hours

MUS 104: Class Piano I

Students develop keyboard manipulative skills, the use of primary triads in accompaniment patterns, transposition, sight reading, improvisation, and basic pedaling technique.
2 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • music major or consent of department chair
MUS 105: Class Piano II

A continuation of MUS 104, study includes keyboard harmony using primary and secondary triads, altered chords and simple figured bass, and piano literature from various periods.
2 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • MUS 104
MUS 106: Class Strings

The basic techniques of orchestral strings are studied. Pedagogy and a knowledge of basic materials are also considered.
1 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • music major or consent of department chair.
MUS 107: Class Voice

Basic vocal pedagogy is stressed in preparation for a career in music education. Included are vocal production, diction, interpretation technique, and standard vocal repertoire.
1 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • music major or consent of department chair
MUS 110: Brass Class

The basic techniques of brass instruments are studied. Pedagogy and basic teaching materials are also considered.
1 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • music major or consent of department chair
MUS 111: Woodwinds Class

The basic techniques of woodwind instruments are studied. Pedagogy and basic teaching materials are also considered.
1 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • music major or consent of department chair
MUS 112: Percussion Class

The basic techniques of percussion instruments are studied. Pedagogy and basic teaching materials are also considered.
1 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • music major or consent of department chair
MUS 113: Basic Rhythm

Students target and master rhythmic fundamentals through a hands-on approach by isolating rhythm from other elements of music reading.
1 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • music major or consent of department chair
MUS 161: Large Ensembles

These courses are open to all qualified students by audition. 161 Chorus 162 Wind Ensemble 163 Orchestra
0.5 credit hours

MUS 161-163: Large Ensembles

These courses are open to all qualified students by audition. 161 Chorus 162 Wind Ensemble 163 Orchestra
3 credit hours

MUS 162: Large Ensembles

These courses are open to all qualified students by audition. 161 Chorus 162 Wind Ensemble 163 Orchestra
0.5 credit hours

MUS 163: Large Ensembles

These courses are open to all qualified students by audition. 161 Chorus 162 Wind Ensemble 163 Orchestra
0.5 credit hours

MUS 164: Chamber Ensembles

These courses are open to all qualified students by audition. Since balanced groups are necessary, selection of participants is made by the instructor. 164 Chamber Music Ensemble (instrumental and vocal chamber music, including duos, trios, and quartets) 165 Concert Jazz Band (Formerly Jazz Ensemble) 166 Chamber Singers

Gen. Ed. Category A for nonmajors. To fulfill the requirement for Gen. Ed. Category A, students must take MUS 161–166 for a total of 3 credit hours. Any number less than 3 will not fulfill this requirement.
1 credit hours

MUS 164-166: Chamber Ensembles

These courses are open to all qualified students by audition. Since balanced groups are necessary, selection of participants is made by the instructor. 164 Chamber Music Ensemble (instrumental and vocal chamber music, including duos, trios, and quartets) 165 Concert Jazz Band (Formerly Jazz Ensemble) 166 Chamber Singers
1 credit hours

MUS 165: Chamber Ensembles

These courses are open to all qualified students by audition. Since balanced groups are necessary, selection of participants is made by the instructor. 164 Chamber Music Ensemble (instrumental and vocal chamber music, including duos, trios, and quartets) 165 Concert Jazz Band (Formerly Jazz Ensemble) 166 Chamber Singers

Gen. Ed. Category A for nonmajors. To fulfill the requirement for Gen. Ed. Category A, students must take MUS 164–166 for a total of 3 credit hours. Any number less than 3 will not fulfill this requirement.
1 credit hours

MUS 166: Chamber Ensembles

These courses are open to all qualified students by audition. Since balanced groups are necessary, selection of participants is made by the instructor. 164 Chamber Music Ensemble (instrumental and vocal chamber music, including duos, trios, and quartets) 165 Concert Jazz Band (Formerly Jazz Ensemble) 166 Chamber Singers

Gen. Ed. Category A for nonmajors. To fulfill the requirement for Gen. Ed. Category A, students must take MUS 164–166 for a total of 3 credit hours. Any number less than 3 will not fulfill this requirement.
1 credit hours

MUS 168: Jazz Combo

This is an applied practice of theoretical concepts from jazz theory for student small jazz ensembles. (Formerly Jazz Improvisation.)
1 credit hours

MUS 169: Music Cultures of Non-Western Worlds

Selected music cultures of the non-Western world are introduced and critical studies are made of the cultural and social contexts of music. Students cannot receive credit for both MUS 169 and ANTH 169.
4 credit hours

MUS 170-189: Applied Music

Private study is given in any of the instruments listed below. Study consists of fourteen weekly, thirty-minute private lessons. A fee is charged in addition to the regular college fees. This course may be repeated for credit.

170 Violin
171 Viola
172 Cello
173 String Bass
174 Voice
175 Clarinet-Saxophone
176 Flute
177 Oboe–English Horn
178 Bassoon
179 Trumpet
180 French Horn
181 Trombone-Baritone
182 Tuba
183 Organ
184 Piano
185 Classic Guitar
186 Percussion
187 Applied Jazz
188 Harp
189 Harpsichord

1 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of department chair
MUS 174: Applied Music

Private study is given in any of the instruments listed below. Study consists of fourteen weekly, thirty-minute private lessons. A fee is charged in addition to the regular College fees. This course may be repeated for credit. 170 Violin 171 Viola 172 Cello 173 String Bass 174 Voice 175 Clarinet-Saxophone 176 Flute 177 Oboe–English Horn 178 Bassoon 179 Trumpet 180 French Horn 181 Trombone-Baritone 182 Tuba 183 Organ 184 Piano 185 Classic Guitar 186 Percussion 187 Applied Jazz 188 Harp 189 Harpsichord
1 credit hours

THTR 105: Introduction to Theatre

The basic principles of playwriting, acting, and directing are examined.
3 credit hours

THTR 110: Fundamentals of Theatrical Design and Production

The basic principles and practices of design and production are examined.
3 credit hours

THTR 178: Theatre Production I

Students work on RIC theatre productions under faculty supervision (in performance, technical theatre, costumes/ makeup, or stage/theatre management). This course must be taken twice. Grading is S or U.
1 credit hours

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