Performing Arts Courses in the MTA Agreement
The MTA is an ideal opportunity for you to earn specific general education credits that transfer to another institution. WCC participates in the MTA program with most four-year colleges and universities in Michigan. Learn more about this agreement at http://www.wccnet.edu/services/transferresources/mta. The following courses will fulfill the Humanities and Fine Arts credits needed for the Michigan Transfer Agreement and the Diversity requirements to many institutions.
A lecture demonstration course defining dance and its religious, social, cultural, historical, sexual, and artistic qualities, this course will include the viewing of video documentation, discussion, research, and demonstration of a chosen dance form. This is not a dance performance class but rather an academic study of the history and societal role of dance. – 3 credits
In this course, students will foster an appreciation of theatre as a collective performing art and be introduced to major dramatic genres and performance styles of theatre. Exploring a diversity of historical and cultural contexts of theatre, students will study aspects of drama, including plot, characterization and setting to enhance their ability to critique theatrical events and dramatic literature. – 3 credits
This course is designed to give prospective musicians (hobbyist to professional) a basic foundation in reading and writing musical notation. Students will learn musical form, rhythm, meter, pitch notation, analysis of compositional elements, and the creative use of music. Students will also explore the basic concepts of self-motivated learning as it applies to music theory or a career in music. – 3 credits
In this course, students will continue the development of their skills in reading and writing musical notation. Students will advance their skills in hearing and reading musical form, rhythm, meter and pitch notation. Students will analyzes compositional elements as they relate to the creative composition of music. – 3 credits
This is an active participation course in which students will use music as a means for learning about the world around us. The course emphasizes the potential creative, critical-thinking and socio-cultural factors as they may best enhance the students’ lives and careers. Many of the world’s musical styles and geographic regions are considered. Course is also available online. – 3 credits