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.

DAN​ ​180:​ ​Dance​ ​Appreciation:​ ​The​ ​World​ ​of​ ​Dance

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

DRA​ ​180:​ ​Theatre​ ​Appreciation

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

MUS​ ​140:​ ​Music​ ​Theory​ ​I

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

MUS​ ​142:​ ​Music​ ​Theory​ ​II

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

MUS​ ​180:​ ​Music​ ​Appreciation:​ ​Our​ ​Musical​ ​World

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