This is a list of performing arts courses. For more information, see Division of Performing Arts.
DPA:1000 First-Year Seminar1 s.h.
Small discussion class taught by a faculty member; topics chosen by instructor; may include outside activities (e.g., films, lectures, performances, readings, visits to research facilities, field trips). Requirements: first- or second-semester standing.
DPA:1085 Introduction to Afro-Caribbean Dance Techniques1-2 s.h.
Introduction to the dance, drumming, and songs of the Afro-Cuban folkloric traditions; emphasis on dance; may participate in UI Afro-Cuban Drum and Dance ensemble. Same as DANC:1085.
DPA:1412 The Arts in Performance3 s.h.
DPA:2060 Dance and Society in Global Contexts3 s.h.
Dance and other physical endeavors as embodied forms of knowledge and culture; U.S. dance practices; European and African dance cultures; aesthetic and political issues raised by concert dance (i.e., performance, choreography, spectatorship, criticism); ethnographic methods to examine the function of dance in cultural formation (i.e., spiritual, celebratory, social, political contexts); lecture, discussion, viewing, movement workshops, formal and informal writing, field research, and BLOG construction. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts. Same as DANC:2060.
DPA:3004 World of the Beatles3 s.h.
How the Beatles' music was influenced by American pop music, the drug culture, and the Avant Garde, nonwestern instruments and philosophy, anti-war sentiments, and world politics, and so forth; Beatlemania's impact on British and American cultures and its role in opening Eastern Europe to the West. Same as MUS:3004.
DPA:3075 Yoga Teacher Training3-4 s.h.
Expansion of yoga and/or teaching knowledge; in-depth physical practice of yoga postures; basic yoga philosophy and texts; personal practice of meditation; yoga for various populations; anatomy of yoga postures; practice teaching within class structure. Corequisites: DANC:3070. Requirements: dance major and sophomore or higher standing. Recommendations: previous experience taking yoga classes. Same as DANC:3075.
DPA:3086 Afro-Cuban Drum and Dance Performance1 s.h.
Dance repertory for the UI Afro-Cuban Drum and Dance Ensemble. Performance pieces based on dance, drumming, songs of the Afro-Cuban folkloric traditions. May participate in UI Afro-Cuban Drum and Dance Ensemble. Same as DANC:3086.
DPA:3154 Introduction to Afro-Cuban Drumming1 s.h.
Drumming, dance, songs from folkloric and ceremonial Afro-Cuban forms; emphasis on drumming; may include participation in Afro-Cuban drum and dance ensemble. Same as MUS:3154.
DPA:3221 Technology for the Entertainment Industry3 s.h.
Introduction to technology skills that are at the center of the entertainment industry; programming and operating digital lighting and sound consoles, intelligent lighting systems, projection hardware and software; outdoor event rigging, metal construction, and fabrication. Same as THTR:3221.
DPA:3510 Introduction to Arts Management3 s.h.
Nonprofit performing arts management and administrative principles; practical applications, trends in the field; focus on arts organizations and their key administrative positions. Same as INTD:3510, THTR:3510.
DPA:3520 New Ventures in the Arts3 s.h.
Arts administration principles and trends as applied to creation of an arts-related enterprise; case studies; students create business plan for a new arts organization. Duplicates ENTR:2000 and MGMT:3100. Corequisites: ENTR:1350 or (ACCT:2100 and MKTG:3000). Same as ENTR:3520, INTD:3520, THTR:3520.
DPA:3850 Introduction to Laban Movement Studies2-3 s.h.
Introduction to Bartenieff Fundamentals (BF) and Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) as methods of organizing and integrating movement to support artistic goals and expanding expressive range; BF teaches body awareness, breath support, developmental patterns, ergonomically-efficient alignment, balancing of muscular strength and stretch, and coordination; LMA teaches vocabulary of expressive movement and nonverbal communication, including effort (use of energy/dynamics for expression, stamina, stress relief) and shape (how posture and gesture communicate); quality of movement that supports individual goals in artistic expression, sound production, and wellness. Same as DANC:3850, MUS:3850, THTR:3850.
DPA:3851 Introduction to the Alexander Technique2-3 s.h.
The Alexander Technique and "self-use"—how movement choices affect results achieved; improvement of physical skills and presence; principles in support of performing arts (e.g., speaking, singing, playing an instrument, dancing, acting); application to skills in daily life, addressing underpinnings of movement; physical participation (e.g., lying down, rolling, sitting, standing, locomotion). Same as DANC:3851, MUS:3851, THTR:3851.
DPA:4060 The Contemporary Dance Scene3 s.h.
Historical, theoretical, and practical elements of contemporary dance; the term "postmodern" and its associations with dance, performing arts, contemporary culture; relationships between process and product, identity and subjectivity, artistic intent and authorship, meaning and intertextuality; possibility of art as a form of dissent; theory and practice placed in a dialectic; analysis and synthesis of previous research. Same as DANC:4060.
DPA:4510 Arts Leadership Seminar3 s.h.
Performing arts management and administrative principles, practical applications, trends in arts leadership and advocacy. Prerequisites: THTR:3510 or ENTR:2000 or THTR:3520. Same as ENTR:4510, INTD:4510, THTR:4510.
DPA:5060 Theories of Dance and the Body3 s.h.
Theoretical trends in studies of dance and physical bodies; performative and choreographic aspects of being. Same as DANC:5060.