College of Music and Media

CMMN A100 Introduction to Mass Communication
3.00 crs.

This course is a survey of the various fields of Mass Communication taught at Loyola and specific preparation for courses taught in the school. Consideration is given to philosophical foundations, historical development, current trends and status, organizational structure and career opportunities.

Required for Mass Communication majors
CMMN A101 Communication Writing
3.00 crs.

This course discusses the basic kinds of writing used most frequently in the media, informative and persuasive writing.

$75 fee for non-majors and part-time students.

Any of the prerequisites are accepted, Required for Mass Communication majors
CMMN A101 Communication Writing
3.00 crs.

This course discusses the basic kinds of writing used most frequently in the media, informative and persuasive writing.

$75 fee for non-majors and part-time students.

Any of the prerequisites are accepted, Required for Mass Communication majors
VISA A115 Painting for Non-art Students
3.00 crs.

This course gives students with no art background the opportunity to draw and paint under guidance.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

VISA A120 Introduction to Studio Practice
3.00 crs.

This course will introduce students to the fundamental tools, practices and theories of art- making through the use of traditional and experiential exercises alongside reflective and research-based writing assignments, presentations, and art-related field trips to museums, galleries, and professional artist studios. Lab fee $30

VISA A200 Drawing I
3.00 crs.

The hand drawn image carries with it a remarkable means of communicating the intellect in a uniquely direct way. This course develops the student’s formal drawing vocabulary though a series of sequential, in depth assignments. The student is encouraged to challenge his/her assumptions of accepted 2-d imaging solutions through the simultaneous mastery of perceptual skills, illusionistic techniques and conceptual considerations necessary for solving complex visual problems. Fully realized works on/of paper are necessary for completion of class work.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee. 

Open to all students
CMMN A201 Digital Communication
3.00 crs.

This is a hands-on course designed to introduce mass communication majors to the field of digital communications. Students learn critical thinking skills about the technology used to produce mass media messages in modern American society. They are introduced to visual theories as well as elements and principles of design for several key media: video, print and the web. The digital communication student  leaves this course versed in current media technologies with a critical understanding of its use in creating memorable and meaningful communication materials.

$75 fee for non-majors and part-time students.

Required for Mass Communication majors
VISA A201 Drawing II
3.00 crs.

Drawing II expands methodologies of seeing and translating what is seen through a balance of traditional and experimental media. Drawing directly from the model will further develop the student's understanding of the structural and expressive elements of drawing. Through continual reference to both historical and contemporary subject matter in class work and outside projects, the student will expand his/her own awareness of the potential of drawing. While drawing skills are acquired over a lifetime, on satisfactory completion of Drawing 2,  the student will have developed a fluent hand informed by a personal voice. Participation in class critique, individual reviews, and presentation of a professional digital portfolio will be required.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee. 

VISA A202 Drawing III
3.00 crs.

This course is an advanced studio course that explores perceptual, conceptual and illustration-based drawing problems. Individual projects encourage creative self-expression through traditional and contemporary drawing media. Figure-drawing sessions will be offered for the purposes of drawing-skill maintenance.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

Prerequisite
or permission of instructor
CMMN A225 Elements of AP Style
3.00 crs.

This course will teach the stylistic requirements of the Associated Press Stylebook. Using online instruction (web video, interactive online testing and Powerpoint presentations), along with written exams, this class will guide students chapter-by-chapter to understand the rules of usage that govern the mass communication industry.

VISA A230 Painting Studio I
3.00 crs.

This course will introduce the basic tools and techniques of painting. Students will work in acrylic paint for the first half of the semester and will then have assignments in oil paint, watercolor, and mixed media during the second half. Assignments begin with a focus on painting from observation and learning essential painting techniques, with each assignment becoming more open and complex as the semester progresses. This course is designed to engage a range of experience levels. 

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

VISA A231 Painting Studio II
3.00 crs.

This course builds on learning objectives achieved in Painting I. Students are asked to outline materials and concepts they wish to focus on at the beginning of the semester. This personal investigation is supplemented by shorter assignments and demonstrations given to the entire class during the semester. Museum/gallery field trips will be scheduled, and students are expected to give one presentation on a contemporary artist whose work relates to their own. Visiting artists and/or curators are invited to participate in the final critique for this course.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

VISA A232 Painting Studio III
3.00 crs.

This course builds on Painting I & II. Students are asked to outline materials and concepts they wish to focus on at the beginning of the semester. This personal investigation is supplemented by shorter assignments and demonstrations given to the entire class during the semester. Museum/gallery field trips will be scheduled, and students are expected to give presentations on contemporary artists related to their work. Visiting artists and/or curators are invited to participate in the final critique for this course. Painting III students are also asked to participate in one or more Painting I critiques.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

VISA A240 Beginning Printmaking
3.00 crs.

This course is a survey of the four traditional printmaking processes. Students will explore the fundamental techniques of etching, lithography, relief and screen-printing (serigraphy).  The course also includes a brief history of each media, a history of paper making, and the matting and mounting of works on paper. Lab fee $100.

Open to all students
VISA A241 Printmaking: Intaglio
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to the fine art of intaglio printing. The student will explore metal plate intaglio in traditional and contemporary techniques of etching, soft ground, hard ground, aquatint, engraving, drypoint, multi-plate color methods, and digital/photomechanical processes. Special emphasis will be placed on formal composition and conceptual development. Lab fee $100.

Open to all students
VISA A242 Printmaking: Screen-printing
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to the fine art of screen-printing or serigraphy. Students will explore state-of-the-art photomechanical stencil-making techniques using water-based screen-printing inks. Special emphasis will be placed on formal composition and conceptual development. Lab fee $100.

No prerequisites are required for non-majors, Open to all students
VISA A243 Advanced Printmaking
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on continued technical and conceptual development in intaglio, lithography, relief printing, screen-printing, monotype, paper making, book arts and photomechanical print processes. This is a repeatable course and may be taken multiple times. Lab fee $100.

VISA A244 Printmaking: Lithography
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to the fine art of lithography. Students will explore the traditional and contemporary techniques of hand-drawn stone and aluminum plate lithography, transfer methods and digital photolithography. Special emphasis will be placed on formal composition and conceptual development. Lab fee $100.

No prerequisites are required for non-majors, Open to all students
VISA A245 Bookbinding / Book Arts
3.00 crs.

This course explores case binding, oriental binding, and folio design as a potential format using text, images, or a combination. Emphasis will be placed on creating the book as a visual object, not by imposed decoration but through structure. Open to all students. Lab fee $100.

Open to all students
VISA A246 Printmaking: Relief
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to the fine art of relief printmaking. Students will explore traditional and contemporary relief techniques of the woodcut, linocut, and plastics. Traditional and non-traditional letterpress printing using handset type and photopolymer plates will also be examined. Special emphasis will be placed on formal composition and conceptual development. Lab fee $100.

No prerequisites are required for non-majors, Open to all students
VISA A249 Fine Art of Photography
3.00 crs.

This course is an investigation of contemporary fine art approaches to digital photography, with an introduction to the design principles, materials, equipment, and processes necessary for the creation of fine art photographs. Students are shown how to produce a portfolio of finished photographic prints.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

CMMN A250 Journalism
3.00 crs.

This course introduces students to news values and to the basics of news writing, reporting, visual storytelling and editing. Considerable time is devoted to directed practice in news writing and visual storytelling.

$75 fee for non-majors and part-time students.

CMMN A250 Journalism
3.00 crs.

This course introduces students to news values and to the basics of news writing, reporting, visual storytelling and editing. Considerable time is devoted to directed practice in news writing and visual storytelling.

$75 fee for non-majors and part-time students.

CMMN A251 News Editing
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on the creation of newspaper and magazine formats, including copy and headline preparation and the social, legal and ethical ramifications of editing.

$75 fee for non-majors and part-time students.

Prerequisite
CMMN A260 Introduction to Layout and Design
3.00 crs.

This course involves the creative use of two-dimensional space, using visual perceptions, principles of graphic design and their application, use of type in design, graphic interpretation, basic formats of advertising and public relations layout.

$75 fee for non-majors and part-time students.

CMMN A265 Photography
3.00 crs.

The course covers the technical skills and the aesthetic understanding needed to produce quality photographs with a digital still camera. Emphasis is given to the composition and content of photographs during regular lab and critique sessions. The course also explores the significance of photography in both historical and contemporary contexts.

$75 fee for non-majors and part-time students.

CMMN A266 Videography
3.00 crs.

Videography builds skills in visual storytelling. Students work with digital video cameras to shoot, write and edit video news stories including several video news packages, one of which must focus on a social justice topic.

$75 fee for non-majors and part-time students.

CMMN A291 Internship
3.00 crs.

An internship is supervised practical experience. May be repeated for credit when workplace varies.

Sophomore, Required for Mass Communication majors
CMMN A310 Advertising
3.00 crs.

This is an introduction to the field of advertising with attention given to market planning, message strategies, media planning, and advertising’s impact on society.

CMMN A313 Media Planning
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on the study of media planning and research as it relates to the overall advertising and marketing process. Specific areas covered include media terminology, advertising and media research, selection and evaluation of media, and media resources.

Prerequisite
CMMN A316 Public Relations
3.00 crs.

This course concerns the development of contemporary public relations practices with emphasis on solving communications problems within organizations and institutions by applying appropriate theories and techniques.

VISA A320 Sculpture Studio I
3.00 crs.

This course examines sculpture both technically and through the formal language of 3-D. Students embrace critical standards which directly relate to the practice of sculpture. The student simultaneously must become familiar with models of knowledge offered by one’s own personal experience. 

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

Open to all students
VISA A321 Sculpture Studio II
3.00 crs.

This course is a continuation of the elements of Sculpture Studio I plus expansion of technical information and further exploration of each individual’s ability to manipulate the language of 3-D.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

CMMN A326 Research for Advertising and Public Relations
3.00 crs.

Introduction to applied quantitative and qualitative research methods in advertising/public relations campaign development, management, and evaluation.

Any of the prerequisites are accepted
CMMN A326 Research for Advertising and Public Relations
3.00 crs.

Introduction to applied quantitative and qualitative research methods in advertising/public relations campaign development, management, and evaluation.

Any of the prerequisites are accepted
CMMN A334 Strategic Problem Solving for Ad and Public Relations
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on strategic planning and management of advertising and public relations cases in business, government, education, or community.

Any of the prerequisites are accepted
CMMN A334 Strategic Problem Solving for Ad and Public Relations
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on strategic planning and management of advertising and public relations cases in business, government, education, or community.

Any of the prerequisites are accepted
CMMN A335 Strategic Event Planning and Promotions
3.00 crs.

This course looks at events in terms of relationship building within the context of public relations events and functions. It develops events as a means of strategic communication. Students will analyze case histories, plan and execute events.

Any of the prerequisites are accepted
CMMN A335 Strategic Event Planning and Promotions
3.00 crs.

This course looks at events in terms of relationship building within the context of public relations events and functions. It develops events as a means of strategic communication. Students will analyze case histories, plan and execute events.

Any of the prerequisites are accepted
CMMN A336 Strategic Content Creation I
3.00 crs.

Introduction to strategic writing using informative and persuasive methods to create messages for print, digital, interactive, mobile and web-based media.

$75 fee for non-majors and part-time students.

Any of the prerequisites are accepted
CMMN A336 Strategic Content Creation I
3.00 crs.

Introduction to strategic writing using informative and persuasive methods to create messages for print, digital, interactive, mobile and web-based media.

$75 fee for non-majors and part-time students.

Any of the prerequisites are accepted
CMMN A337 Strategic Content Creation II
3.00 crs.

This strategic writing practicum is a continuation of CMMN A336, Strategic Content Creation I and applies the theories, skills and practices therein. This course provides instruction to hone and polish your informative and persuasive writing skills to create messages for a service-learning community partner. Students will create advertising and public relations materials for print, digital, interactive, mobile and web-based media that will achieve the community partner’s organization objectives.

$75 fee for non-majors and part-time students.

VISA A340 Metal Sculpture I
3.00 crs.

This course is an exploration of all sculptural processes dealing with metal (welding, braising, casting, steel fabrication, etc.) and other materials combined with metals. Students will formulate questions and follow their possibilities regardless of where they lead.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

VISA A349 Fine Art of Photography II
3.00 crs.

This course will cover the use of filters, flash, different lenses, toning, and darkroom processing. We will address contemporary issues in photography and learn to produce exhibition quality black and white prints. Topics will range from Stieglitz’s equivalents to David Hockney’s photo collages.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

or permission of instructor
CMMN A350 Advanced Journalism
3.00 crs.

This course centers on advanced reporting techniques including computer assisted reporting, advanced writing and visual storytelling for multimedia platforms including print, radio and television.

$75 fee for non-majors and part-time students.

Prerequisite
CMMN A351 Advanced Editing
3.00 crs.

This is an advanced course in editing with emphasis on developing technical proficiency through a full understanding of theoretical concepts.

$75 fee for non-majors and part-time students.

Prerequisite
Junior
CMMN A352 Interpretive Writing
3.00 crs.

Types of interpretive journalism will be discussed, including editorials, columns, art, reviews, etc.

$75 fee for non-majors and part-time students.

CMMN A354 Feature Writing
3.00 crs.

This is a course in writing features for print and electronic media, with stress on the development of descriptive writing and individual style.

$75 fee for non-majors and part-time students.

CMMN A355 Covering the Courts
3.00 crs.

The goal of the course is to develop an understanding of the role of the journalist in covering the courts and to enhance the ability to cover the judicial process in a responsible and professional manner.

CMMN A356 Sports Communication
3.00 crs.

This course details how to report various sports news from high school to college to professional sports. This is a practical, writing intensive course where students will be assigned to cover sporting events.

CMMN A357 Sports Promotions
3.00 crs.

This course examines the promotions and marketing of sports as related to advertising, public relations and the media. Students study the marketing of sports products, increasing media audiences and live attendance as well as the selling of sports related products.

CMMN A359 Advanced Journalism Lab
3.00 crs.

This course gives the student practical experience in reporting and writing with academic evaluation. Campus news coverage and beats are assigned for use on The Maroon, the university student newspaper.

$75 fee for non-majors and part-time students.

Prerequisite
One other journalism course required
CMMN A360 Advanced Layout and Design
3.00 crs.

This course concerns creative design applications, designing with grid, contemporary advertising layouts, brochure and folder production, logo and symbol design, posters and billboards, and direct advertising, including the use of desktop publishing and various graphics communications computer applications in production.

$75 fee for non-majors and part-time students.

CMMN A368 Photojournalism
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to the field of photojournalism with regular photographic assignments. A historical survey of the field and ethical and legal considerations will be examined.

$75 fee for non-majors and part-time students.

CMMN A368 Photojournalism
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to the field of photojournalism with regular photographic assignments. A historical survey of the field and ethical and legal considerations will be examined.

$75 fee for non-majors and part-time students.

CMMN A369 Documentary Photography
3.00 crs.

This is an advanced photography course in which each student will complete an in-depth documentary photography project. The history of documentary photography will be studied.

$75 fee for non-majors and part-time students.

CMMN A369 Documentary Photography
3.00 crs.

This is an advanced photography course in which each student will complete an in-depth documentary photography project. The history of documentary photography will be studied.

$75 fee for non-majors and part-time students.

CMMN A371 Covering the Environmental Beat
3.00 crs.

This course presents an application of the elements of news coverage of environmental issues. Includes discussion of a variety of complex environmental challenges and provides the opportunity to explore disparate points of view. Students will use and sharpen their reporting and writing skills and analyze complex and many-sided issues.

Prerequisite
VISA A373 Interactive & Electronic Media I
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to the processes and possibilities of computer-based visualization tools. It is designed to help develop fundamental skills in a range of applications allowing for greater individual expression through the expanded opportunities they provide. Lab fee $100.

Open to all students
VISA A374 Interactive & Electronic Media II
3.00 crs.

This course covers the application of interactive and electronic media. Topics addressed include the design and creation of human interface devices, 3-D modeling, environmental sound, and the creation of interactive works using these tools. Lab fee $100.

CMMN A380 Current Trends
3.00 crs.

Each offering of the course is different, since the content of the course is based on current issues and developments within the media. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. The 300-level focuses on media skills.

Sophomore
CMMN A380 Donnelley Center
3.00 crs.

Students work in the Shawn M. Donnelley Center for Nonprofit Communications, a student-run agency that gives students real-world experience in public relations, design, photography and videography, social media, advertising, event and strategic planning by working with nonprofits to create communication solutions.

Permission of instructor
CMMN A380 Travel Journalism
3.00 crs.

This course provide an introduction to travel journalism: what it is; what it can be and what it may evolve into in an era of mobile media. Students learn to convey the essence of place through nonfiction writing.

Sophomore
CMMN A380 Tropical Communications
3.00 crs.

An overview of the ecology of tropical ecosystems coupled with approaches to covering issues especially pertinent to the tropics, followed by two weeks in the field in a tropical country studying the plants and animals in several different ecological zones: coral reefs, pine savannah, rain forest, mangrove swamps.

Sophomore
CMMN A382 Social Media Strategies
3.00 crs.

Exploration of current and common social media platforms with an emphasis on practical application. This is a results- and production-orientated class focused on communication strategies, content creation and successful outcomes.

CMMN A384 Brand Lab
3.00 crs.

Students work in the Brand Lab, a student-run agency that gives students real-world experience in public relations, design, photography and videography, social media, advertising, event and strategic planning by working with for-profit companies to create communication solutions.

CMMN A400 Mass Communication Theory and Research
3.00 crs.

This is an advanced course tracing development of mass communications research from its origins to work recently published in academic journals. Students will be introduced to research methods and participate in one or more research projects.

Junior
CMMN A401 Law of Mass Communication
3.00 crs.

This is an examination of major legal and regulatory developments in mass media. There is an emphasis on both legal and ethical concepts.

Junior, Required for Mass Communication majors
CMMN A410 Nonprofit Communication
3.00 crs.

An analysis of the nonprofit and public sector industry and integrated communications within these organizations. Students study organizational typologies and classifications, social and ethical issues, theories of public vs. private and how these affect message, publics, and media issues. The course includes classic and contemporary readings.

Sophomore
CMMN A415 Advanced Advertising Campaigns
3.00 crs.

This course exposes students to the experience of working on a major national advertising account in an advertising agency environment. Each student should leave this course with portfolio material and hands-on experience in the field of advertising. Offered in the spring semester only.

$75 fee for non-majors and part-time students.

Permission of instructor
CMMN A419 Advanced Public Relations Campaigns
3.00 crs.

This course gives students the opportunity to create and implement a campaign for a national public relations client in a public relations agency environment. Students experiment with various research, planning, and writing processes introduced in courses required by the public relations sequence. Offered in the spring semester only.

$75 fee for non-majors and part-time students.

Permission of instructor
VISA A445 Sculpture Studio III
3.00 crs.

Students form a closer relationship with sculpture materials and processes for shaping, joining, and transforming their sculpture. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking about the creative process through the use of particular materials as each student researches a personal visual vocabulary.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

CMMN A450 History of Journalism
3.00 crs.

This course examines the development of American journalism from the colonial period to the present.

Sophomore
VISA A450 Senior Show I
3.00 crs.

This course must be taken in the sequence of fall semester, spring semester. Students begin to develop a body of work and an artist statement to support the concepts underlying the work. A capstone course in the B.F.A. program, a broad variety of practical and conceptual knowledge is addressed in order to prepare the student for a career as an artist or for further study. Offered in the fall semester. Open to B.F.A. majors only.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

CMMN A451 Media and American Courts
3.00 crs.

This course helps students develop an understanding of free press/fair trial issues (including historical perspective, significant people, current controversies and academic research) as well as an appreciation of award-winning coverage of the judicial system.

Sophomore
VISA A451 Senior Show II
3.00 crs.

This course is a continuation of VISA A450, culminating in an exhibition and written artist statement and portfolio presented at the end of the semester. Offered in the spring only.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

Prerequisite
CMMN A455 Media and Gender
3.00 crs.

This course examines the impact of media’s gender images on individuals, society, and culture. Participants will learn to be more critical consumers of media messages, specifically in terms of gender representations, to think and to write critically about their responses to and use of media products, and to develop different perspectives to interpret pop culture and media messages.

Sophomore
VISA A457 Arts Career Intern I
2.00 crs.

This course will offer electing, senior-level VISA majors experiential knowledge in selected areas of the arts industry. An individual, faculty-supervised, intern program will be designed for each student through which skills will be developed that will afford the student a more qualified approach to post-graduation opportunities. Grade: pass/fail.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

VISA A458 Arts Career Intern II
3.00 crs.

This course will offer electing, senior-level VISA majors the second phase of the capstone program initiated in VISA A457. The final project requires a descriptive paper and/or public presentation, such as an art exhibition or lecture, related to the student's chosen arts career path. Grade: pass/fail.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

CMMN A465 History of Photography
3.00 crs.

This course is a history of photography from its invention to the present. Attention is given to the aesthetic criteria and the historical context of photographic work, as well as to the ways photographs have been used from the era of the daguerreotype to the computer-based image.

Sophomore
CMMN A471 Mass Communication Literature
3.00 crs.

This course is an advanced course focusing on one specific author or school of thought or genre in the existing mass communication literature. Strong emphasis is placed on reading and class discussion.

Sophomore
CMMN A473 International Media Systems
3.00 crs.

This course is a survey of the media of other countries. Comparisons in values, patronage bases, freedom of expression, and similar concerns are the heart of the course.

Sophomore
CMMN A474 Ethics of Mass Communication
3.00 crs.

This course examines the moral principles that order the work of the communications professional, the social responsibility of mass media institutions and the individual responsibilities of the practitioners.

Sophomore
VISA A474 Interactive & Electronic Media III
3.00 crs.

This course covers advanced fine art applications using the processes, hardware, and programs introduced in VISA A373 and A374. The focus is on the continuing development of students’ studio art practice through self-directed, long-form and large-scale projects. Lab fee $100.

CMMN A475 Environmental Communication
3.00 crs.

Presents an overview of how environmental information is expressed in mass communications and associated theory of the field. Important environmental theory and issues will be discussed. Students use and sharpen their writing skills, learn how to evaluate scientific information, and study issues with conflicting data.

Sophomore
CMMN A480 Current Trends
3.00 crs.

Each offering of the course is different, since the content of the course is based on current issues and developments within the media. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. The 400-level is a theories-related subject matter.

Sophomore
CMMN A482 Advanced Social Media Strategies
3.00 crs.

Exploration of current common social media platforms with an emphasis on application, analysis and the development of multi-faceted strategic communications plans. The course is designed to foster an understanding of the distinctions between common social media platforms and analysis, presentation and understanding of relevant data to inform business success.

CMMN A484 Seminar in Mass Communications Ethics and Diversity
1.00 crs.

This course examines the moral principles that order the work of the communications professional with an emphasis on case discussion.

Senior, Required for Mass Communication majors
CMMN A485 Strategic Communication Capstone
3.00 crs.

This course is the culmination of the strategic communication curriculum and brings together all of the elements learned in the prerequisite courses, including strategic planning, media relations and planning, strategic content creation, primary and secondary research, and much more. This course will specifically cover research and development of a total strategic communications campaign, client relations, time management, evaluation and professional presentation skills. As near as possible, this course will expose the student to the experience of working on a major communications account in an agency environment. Each student should leave this course with portfolio material and hands-on experience in the field of strategic communications.

CMMN A485 Strategic Communication Capstone
3.00 crs.

This course is the culmination of the strategic communication curriculum and brings together all of the elements learned in the prerequisite courses, including strategic planning, media relations and planning, strategic content creation, primary and secondary research, and much more. This course will specifically cover research and development of a total strategic communications campaign, client relations, time management, evaluation and professional presentation skills. As near as possible, this course will expose the student to the experience of working on a major communications account in an agency environment. Each student should leave this course with portfolio material and hands-on experience in the field of strategic communications.

CMMN A485 Strategic Communication Capstone
3.00 crs.

This course is the culmination of the strategic communication curriculum and brings together all of the elements learned in the prerequisite courses, including strategic planning, media relations and planning, strategic content creation, primary and secondary research, and much more. This course will specifically cover research and development of a total strategic communications campaign, client relations, time management, evaluation and professional presentation skills. As near as possible, this course will expose the student to the experience of working on a major communications account in an agency environment. Each student should leave this course with portfolio material and hands-on experience in the field of strategic communications.

VISA A485 Studio Art Internship
1.00 crs.

This course is a supervised professional practices workshop preparing students for internship placements.

CMMN A490 Journalism Capstone
3.00 crs.

This course is the culmination of coursework in the journalism sequence. Students will use all their research, writing, reporting, electronic and social media skills for professional distribution.

CMMN A492 Senior Seminar in Mass Communication
3.00 crs.

This course prepares students to enter the global mass communication industry and offers all the tools necessary as students begin searching for their first jobs. Students create resumes and portfolios for professional purposes and fine-tune their job hunting and leadership skills.

Senior, Required for Mass Communication majors
CMMN A493 Internship II
3.00 crs.

This is a second or third internship with supervised practical experience. May be repeated for credit when workplace varies

Prerequisite
CMMN A495 Special Project
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

This course focuses on the creative or productive efforts of one or more students. A special project is distinguished from a research project in its lack of the historical or experimental method and perspective characteristics of research. A formal proposal is required in which the student clearly sets forth what he/she proposes to do. A reminder: the average three-hour course is supposed to account for 145 hours over the semester.

 

Special arrangements required
VISA A496 Seminar/Workshop
3.00 crs.

A seminar is a supervised group of students sharing the results of their research on a common topic.

CMMN A496 Seminar/Workshop
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

A seminar is a supervised group of students sharing the results of their research on a common topic. A workshop is a supervised group of students participating in a common effort.

Special arrangements required
CMMN A497 Internship
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

An internship is supervised practical experience.

Special arrangements required
VISA A497 Internship/Practicum
3.00 crs.

An internship is supervised practical experience. A practicum is supervised practical application of previously studied theory.

CMMN A498 Research Project
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

This course focuses on empirical or historical investigation, culminating in a written report. A formal proposal is required in which the student clearly sets forth what he/she proposes to do. A reminder: the average three-hour course is supposed to account for 145 hours over the semester.

Special arrangements required
CMMN A499 Independent Study
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

A formal proposal is required in which the student clearly sets forth what he/she proposes to do. A reminder: the average three-hour course is supposed to account for 145 hours over the semester.

Special arrangements required
VISA A499 Independent Study
3.00 crs.

Independent work done under professorial supervision.

MUIN M100 Arts & Entertainment Industry Forum
1.00 crs.

Forum is a gathering of all students and faculty in the Music Industry Studies and related Programs. This weekly meeting usually presents a guest speaker from the music industry. These speakers engage in discussions with the class about diverse topics covering all aspects of the music and music industry.

MUTH M100 Elements of Music Theory
3.00 crs.

This course covers pitch and rhythmic notation, intervals, rhythmic and melodic music reading, and dictation. Open to non-music students.

FILM M100 Film Colloquium
1.00 crs.

Film Colloquium is a gathering of all students and faculty in the Digital Filmmaking Program. This weekly meeting usually presents a guest speaker from the film industry. These speakers are questioned by a student group and by the class at-large. Guests discuss diverse topics covering all aspects of the film industry.

THEA M100 Freshman Roundtable
1.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to life at Loyola University New Orleans, and the Theatre Arts and Dance Department for freshman theatre arts majors. Students will become familiar with department policies and procedures related to the major, and learn about artistic and educational opportunities within the department and the campus at large. Students will work to develop skill sets and acquire information to help them successfully matriculate into university life, living in New Orleans, and achieve success in the major. Students will build a sense of ensemble and collegiality with other students in their major and their major professors. Students learn about current industry standards in the professional field and work on developing interview skills, finding summer internships, and putting together a résumé. 

Required of all theatre arts majors during their first semester at Loyola
MUTY M100 Introduction to Music Therapy
2.00 crs.

MUTY M-100 gives students a basic understanding of music therapy, the history of music therapy, education and training requirements of music therapists, and music therapy methods with various clinical populations. Students will be introduced to the music therapy assessment, treatment, and evaluation process including writing appropriate goals and objectives. Finally, a brief overview of approaches to treatment and corresponding resources will be provided.

MUGN M100 Italian Diction and Repertoire
1.00 crs.

This course is designed for singers and covers the basics of Italian pronunciation, including the International Phonetic Alphabet. It develops the student’s ability to sing convincingly in Italian.

MUEN M100 Loyola Symphony Orchestra
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Creditable as needed at any level of undergraduate study. Open to non-music students by audition only.

MUED M100 Prelude to Music Education
1.00 crs.

This course provides entering students with an overview of the total music education program in a variety of school settings and to develop artistry in musicianship, pedagogy, and scholarship.  Students will become familiar with department policies and procedures related to the major, will learn about opportunities within the department, and will develop skill sets and acquire information to help them navigate university life.

This course is required of first semester freshman and transfer music education students.
MUPC M100 Recital Hour
0.00 crs.

Recital attendance is required of all undergraduate music majors throughout most semesters of residence. Creditable repeatedly.

MUPC M101 Freshman Voice Lab
0.00 crs.

This is a workshop course for voice majors, offering musical study techniques to prepare for college-level voice lessons: how to practice wisely, how to memorize music quickly and effectively, and how to sing a successful jury exam.

Required for all freshman students whose principal instrument is voice.
MUEN M101 Loyola Chamber Orchestra
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Creditable as needed at any level of undergraduate study. Open to non-music students by audition only.

MUTH M102 Theory I
4.00 crs.

This course covers theory rudiments and species counterpoint, with musicianship skills focused on aural perception of diatonic materials in the major mode.

or placement
MUEN M102 University Band
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Creditable as needed at any level of undergraduate study. Open to non-music students by audition only.

THEA M103 Stagecraft I
2.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to the principles of theatre production: scenery, lighting, drafting, scenic/costume construction, and practices. Required lab for practical application of production principles in connection with department productions. Two hours of lecture per week with weekly lab session.

Required of all theatre arts majors
Corequisites:
MUTH M103 Theory II
4.00 crs.

This course covers harmonic and contrapuntal processes in the context of Bach chorale style, including modulation, secondary dominant chords, and part-writing, with musicianship skills focused on aural perception of diatonic materials in the major and minor modes.

Prerequisite
MUEN M103 University Chorale
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Creditable as needed at any level of undergraduate study. Open to non-music students by audition only.

THEA M104 Stagecraft II
2.00 crs.

This course concerns expansion and further development of scenic/costume construction and practices including drafting and properties. Required lab for practical application of production principles in connection with department production. Two hours of lecture per week, weekly lab session. Offered for the spring term only.

Corequisites:
THEA M104 Stagecraft II
2.00 crs.

This course concerns expansion and further development of scenic/costume construction and practices including drafting and properties. Required lab for practical application of production principles in connection with department production. Two hours of lecture per week, weekly lab session. Offered for the spring term only.

Corequisites:
MUEN M104 University Chorus
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Creditable as needed at any level of undergraduate study. Open to non-music students by audition only.

MUEN M105 Jazz Major Ensemble
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Creditable as needed at any level of undergraduate study. Open to non-music students by audition only.

MUGN M105 Music Industry Musicianship
2.00 crs.

Designed for future music industry professionals with limited musical background, this course covers a basic knowledge of music necessary to work effectively with musicians. Included are basic music terminology, an understanding of the nature of creativity, reading of lead sheets and chord symbols, and listening skills development. This course is for students in the Bachelor of Science track, Music Industry Studies.

THEA M105 Stagecraft I Lab
1.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to the principles of theatre production: scenery, lighting, drafting, scenic/costume construction, and practices. Required lab for practical application of production principles in connection with department productions. Two hours of lecture per week with weekly lab session.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

Required of all theatre arts majors
Corequisites:
MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature
2.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to fundamental musical concepts and terminology as applied to listening skills. Students will study a selected body of standard genres and styles used in Western art music from c. 800 CE to the present.

Prerequisite
or permission of instructor
THEA M106 Stagecraft II Lab
1.00 crs.

This course concerns expansion and further development of scenic/costume construction and practices including drafting and properties. Required lab for practical application of production principles in connection with department production. Two hours of lecture per week, weekly lab session. Offered for the spring term only.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

Corequisites:
THEA M106 Stagecraft II Lab
1.00 crs.

This course concerns expansion and further development of scenic/costume construction and practices including drafting and properties. Required lab for practical application of production principles in connection with department production. Two hours of lecture per week, weekly lab session. Offered for the spring term only.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

Corequisites:
MUEN M106 Wind Ensemble
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Creditable as needed at any level of undergraduate study. Open to non-music students by audition only.

MUJZ M107 Jazz Piano and Theory
2.00 crs.

This course is a study of the theory of jazz harmony, notation, and related functional piano skills. Ear training is also emphasized. This course is a prerequisite to MUTH M304 Jazz Composition and MUTH M309 Modern Arranging.

THEA M107 The Dramatic Imagination
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of script analysis, research, and dramatic form. The course provides an introduction to dramatic theory, and an introduction to the field of dramaturgy. The class looks at dramatic texts in terms of structure, genre, and context. It also provides an explanation of the function of dramaturgy and the dramaturg. It is first and foremost an academic class in which reading, writing, and critical thinking are emphasized.

Required of all theatre arts majors during their first year at Loyola, Open to all students
MUJZ M108 Improvisation I
2.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to jazz improvisation with focus on melodic development for improvisation and ear training. Also explored are general performance practices and basic theory. Blues repertoire is emphasized. Improvisation I is recommended as a prerequisite for MUTH M304 Jazz Composition and MUTH M309 Modern Arranging. 

MUJZ M109 Improvisation II
2.00 crs.

This course is a continuation of Improvisation I. The focus is on chord/scale relationships as well as motivic development, ear training, and record transcriptions. II-V progressions are emphasized.

FILM M110 Intro to the Business of Film
3.00 crs.

This course provides students with an overview of the film industry from a business perspective. Students will prepare business plans, select content, secure funding and intellectual property rights, hire talent, market, and plan core phases of production from conception to completion.

MUIN M110 Introduction to Music Industry Studies
3.00 crs.

This course provides students with an overview of the music industry, its multiple sectors, the skills and knowledge they require, and the careers they offer. The course touches on all topics in the curriculum going forward, including legal issues (recording contracts, songwriting contracts, publishing deals, licenses, etc.); copyright, songwriting/publishing and music with visuals; distribution, marketing and entrepreneurship; the artist’s team (managers, lawyers, age nts, PR, producers); and touring, merchandising and group issues. It is taught from the standpoint of the performer (the incipient small business entrepreneur) as well as from the standpoint of the non-performer (the incipient music industry professional and entrepreneur).

MUPD M110 Introduction to Piano Pedagogy I
2.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to basic pedagogical principles, general formats of material for beginning pianists, method books currently available, and basic studio policies. In addition to two class meetings each week, students will–during a 45-minute weekly group lesson–assist teachers in the Loyola music preparatory school.

MUPC M110 Piano Class I (Majors)
1.00 crs.

This is a sequence of courses leading toward basic performance competency and a knowledge of keyboard functional skills. Music students only.

MUED M110 String Class I
1.00 crs.

This course offers the study of techniques leading toward basic performance competence and pedagogy of string instruments.

THEA M110 Voice and Movement Workshop I
3.00 crs.

An intensive training and the integration of the voice and body for the actor. Class work will increase physical flexibility and strength, as well as vocal health, power, efficiency, and freedom. All of this lays the foundation for truthful, imaginative, focused performance. This class involves strenuous activity.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

Required of all theatre arts majors
DANC M111 Basic Ballet I
2.00 crs.

This course introduces the beginner student to a study of the basic principles of classical ballet according to the Russian ballet technique developed by Agrippina Vaganova. The use of French terminology and the proper alignment of the body through basic exercises at the barre and in the center are covered. Creditable twice.

MUPD M111 Introduction to Piano Pedagogy II
2.00 crs.

This course is a continuation of Introduction to Piano Pedagogy I.

MUPC M111 Piano Class II (Majors)
1.00 crs.

This is a sequence of courses leading toward basic performance competency and a knowledge of keyboard functional skills. Music students only.

MUED M111 String Class II
1.00 crs.

This course offers the study of techniques leading toward basic performance competence and pedagogy of string instruments. Students examine intermediate and advanced pedagogy of string instruments.

THEA M112 Voice and Movement Workshop II
3.00 crs.

This course builds on the vocal and physical foundation laid in Voice and Movement Workshop I by learning the Suzuki form of physical actor training. Elements of vocal technique, are combined with the physical discipline of Suzuki to work on monologues. This course involves strenuous activity.

Required of all theatre arts majors
FILM M115 Intro to Digital Filmmaking
3.00 crs.

An introduction to the practical aspects of developing the three basic types of films: documentaries, performance, and feature films. This includes basic lighting techniques, camera operation and an introduction to non-linear editing.

There is a lab fee of $75 for this course for minors & non-majors.

MUGN M115 Introduction to Music Technology
3.00 crs.

This course is a systematic look at music technologies. Upon completion of this course the student will have: a functional knowledge of computers and basic applications used in the music industry; a basic understanding of how to build an HTML website and post media to it; a functional knowledge of the fundamentals of the physics of sound; a functional knowledge of the creation of audio through the use of recording technologies, and software based synthesis and sampling techniques; and basic knowledge of MIDI and Open Sound Control communications protocols.

There is a lab fee of $75 for this course for minors & non-majors in the Department of Music Industry Studies.

MUPC M115 Piano Class I (Non majors)
1.00 crs.

This course introduces the beginner to basic keyboard techniques and beginning literature.

MUPC M116 Piano Class II (Non majors)
1.00 crs.

This course introduces the beginner to basic keyboard techniques and beginning literature.

MUTY M117 Orientation to Music Therapy Field Studies
1.00 crs.

This course is a general orientation to Field Studies in Music Therapy, including the planning, conducting, and documentation of sessions out in the community.  Students start by observing and gradually progress to leading individual session experiences.

This course has a $50.00 course fee.

or permission of instructor
FILM M120 Development & Distribution
3.00 crs.

This course introduces students to the core stages necessary to begin a marketable film, TV or web based production. Students will work in teams to research content, create budgets, solicit funding, select locations, plot schedules, develop marketing strategies, and target viable distribution markets. Several different genres will be examined in this collaborative process.

MUTY M120 Recreative & Compositional Methods
2.00 crs.

This course will provide an overview of recreative and composition methods. Relevant technology for client participation and music creation will be introduced. Definitions, clinical goals, and facilitation techniques will be covered. This course will have a strong experiential component, whereby students 

MUED M120 Seminar in Music Education
0.00 crs.

The Music Education Seminar meets once per month (i.e., August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April) throughout the academic year, scheduled at a Common hour on the academic course schedule.  Seminar events include music education department meetings, special guest speakers, and Collegiate NAfME activities; other events may also involve school-wide convocations, student recitals, and studio master classes.

Six semesters required. Offered fall and spring.
MUPC M120 Voice Class (Majors)
1.00 crs.

This course is a study of techniques leading toward basic performance competency in voice. Music students only.

MUPR M121 - M150 Applied Study
1.00 crs., 2.00 crs.

This course is a concentrated study of voice or a string, woodwind, brass, percussion, or keyboard instrument at the lower division level. Creditable as needed.

Music majors and minors only
FILM M125 Script to Screen
3.00 crs.

An intensive practical experience in writing & directing in digital filmmaking, video & other new media. Students will complete a professional quality short film, writing, producing, casting and directing their own work.

MUPC M125 Voice Class (Non majors)
1.00 crs.

This is a basic course in singing. Non-music majors only.

MUPC M130 Guitar Class (Non majors)
1.00 crs.

This is a sequence of courses introducing the student to basic guitar techniques and literature. Non-music majors only. 

MUPC M131 Guitar Class (Non majors)
1.00 crs.

This is a sequence of courses introducing the student to basic guitar techniques and literature. Non-music majors only. 

FILM M150 Film Theory & Process
3.00 crs.

This course analyses some of the great films of the modern era by choices the directors made and studying the use of camera, lighting, sound, actors/acting, production design, music and the many creative choices that make a film great. This course examines why these choices were made and how they affect the result. 

MUTH M150 Theory of Popular Music I
4.00 crs.

This course introduces the elements of music theory with an emphasis on popular styles of music including rock, pop, roots and jazz. Basic cognitive, ear training, keyboard and singing skills aid in the learning of music theory for the Music Industry Studies student majoring in Popular and Commercial Music.

Students must successfully pass the audition for the Bachelor of Commercial and Popular Music degree and be admitted to the Department of Music Industry Studies., Corequisite not required for piano majors
MUTH M151 Theory of Popular Music II
4.00 crs.

This course covers in-depth chord theory and the harmonic constructions used in popular and commercial music. Students will sight-sing, transcribe melodic, harmonic and rhythmic dictation with keyboard skills reinforcing cognitive knowledge.

or permission of instructor, Corequisite not required for piano majors
DSGN M200 Design Lecture Forum
0.00 crs.

Design forum is a gathering of all students and faculty in design. This monthly meeting will present a guest speaker from the design community: locally, nationally, or internationally. Students are encouraged to ask questions.

MUED M200 Field Experience in Music Education
0.00 crs.

This course requires school observations in a variety of school situations at assigned levels (K-12) including public and private schools in grades K-12. Students will be evaluated using assessment and learning activity strategies.

MUGN M200 French Diction and Repertoire I
1.00 crs.

This course is designed for singers and covers the basics of French pronunciation, including the International Phonetic Alphabet.

MUTY M200 Music Therapy in Education & Habilitation
3.00 crs.

This course will provide an overview of music therapy theory, research, and clinical practice in educational and habilitation settings. The use of music therapy methods and technology in assessment, treatment, and evaluation, integration of cultural considerations and normal musical development will be reviewed. This class has an experiential component.

or permission of instructor
MUPC M200 Piano for Popular Music
1.00 crs.

This course follows Class Piano I and II and is designed to expand the student’s knowledge of the role of keyboards in popular music and the harmonic structures on which they are built. Students will improve pianistic skills as well their understanding of contemporary harmony and performance styles.

or permission of instructor, or testing out of course
FILM M200 Post Production Supervision
3.00 crs.

A practical survey of the role of the post production supervisor as it relates to film, television and other forms of media production. This multifaceted position incorporates technical, managerial and supervisory skills while guiding a project into post and through delivery. Attention is paid to VFx, scoring, sound mixing and color grading. 

MUTH M200 Student Composer's Forum
1.00 crs.

This course covers selected topics in music composition in a seminar format, with writing problems in a particular genre or technique emphasized each semester.

MUEN M200 Training Orchestra
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Creditable as needed at any level of undergraduate study. Open to non-music students by audition only.

MUIN M201 Arts & Entertainment Legal Issues I
3.00 crs.

This course builds the basic knowledge of legal issues related to the music and entertainment industries discussed in the Introduction to Music Industry, MUGN M110. This course is a more in depth survey of the legal aspects of the music industry, including copyright, music publishing, performing rights organizations, booking, management, marketing, touring, performance agreements, recording contracts, and artist royalties.

MUGN M201 French Diction and Repertoire II
1.00 crs.

This course continues to develop the students’ ability to sing convincingly in French.

MUEN M201 Opera Workshop
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Creditable as needed at any level of undergraduate study. Open to non-music students by audition only.

MUPC M201 Style & Practice for Pop Music I
1.00 crs.

This course explores the musical styles and practices of popular music including pre-rock styles, early rock and roll, blues styles, and mid-20th Century country styles. The class requires students to perform the repertoire for the class on their main instruments.

MUIN M202 History of the Music Industry
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on the history of music since it became a mass-marketed consumer commodity. Topics will include such developments as the popularity of printed sheet music in the 19th Century; the birth of the Edison cylinder recording industry; the 'race music' phenomenon; the rise of radio and the pop hits of the 20's and 30's; the new genres of post-war music in the forms of country, rock, funk, the rise (and fall) of major record labels; and finally the advent of digital recording and distribution in the iTunes era. 

MUPC M202 Style & Practice for Pop Music II
1.00 crs.

Style & Practice of Pop Music II explores the musical styles and practices of popular music including British Invasion styles, Motown, Stax, funk and R&B styles. The class requires students to perform the repertoire for the class on their main instruments.

MUTH M202 Theory III
4.00 crs.

This course covers the harmonic syntax of the 19th century and small forms, including binary and ternary forms, with musicianship skills focused on aural perception of conventional chromatic techniques such as secondary dominants, Neapolitan sixth chords, and augmented sixth chords.

Prerequisite
MUEN M202 Vocal Chamber Ensemble
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Creditable as needed at any level of undergraduate study. Open to non-music students by audition only.

MUTH M203 Theory IV
4.00 crs.

This course covers fugue, larger forms, including sonata form and rondo form, and 20th-century compositional techniques, with musicianship skills focused on aural perception of non-diatonic materials and exotic chromaticism.

Prerequisite
MUJZ M208 Improvisation III
2.00 crs.

This course is a continuation of Improvisation II with an emphasis on classic "standard tune" literature. Weekly assignments aim to develop vocabulary for common chord progressions.

MUJZ M209 Improvisation IV
2.00 crs.

This course is a continuation of Improvisation III. Successful completion of this course and the fourth semester jazz board barrier exam are required before students progress to Improvisation V.

MUED M210 Brass Class I
1.00 crs.

This course is the study of techniques leading toward basic performance competence and pedagogy of brass instruments.

MUTH M210 Composition I
2.00 crs.

Private instruction in composition. Course content varies with the background and experience of the student. Instruction for many students covers simple homophonic compositions in small forms such as binary form and ternary form.

MUTH M210 Composition I
2.00 crs.

Private instruction in composition. Course content varies with the background and experience of the student. Instruction for many students covers simple homophonic compositions in small forms such as binary form and ternary form.

MUEN M210 Contemporary Ensemble
1.00 crs.

This course is oriented toward ensemble performance in rock, pop, acoustic roots and jazz genres. Original and cover songs will be studied, arranged and performed in class with supervision of the instructor. Live performances and studio recordings are required.

MUPC M210 Piano Class III (Majors)
1.00 crs.

This is a sequence of courses leading toward basic performance competency and a knowledge of keyboard functional skills. Music students only.

MUPD M210 Piano Pedagogy III: Elementary Methods and Materials
2.00 crs.

Students will learn elementary level literature. Playing this music in class, at performance level, is required. The pedagogical uses of these materials will be discussed. In addition to class meetings, students will observe private lessons as assigned (one hour weekly) in the preparatory department.

FILM M210 Practical Film Lighting
3.00 crs.

This course will introduce you to lighting design theory and practice. There will be discussions of aesthetics, techniques, and principles. You will be required to draft by hand and computer, sketch your ideas, and formulate lighting design approaches for film and television.

There is a lab fee of $75 for this course for minors & non-majors.

DANC M211 Basic Ballet II
3.00 crs.

This course is a continuation of Basic Ballet I. It is offered to students who have had an introduction to the art of dance. Classes are based on the basic principles of classical ballet according to the Russian ballet technique developed by Agrippina Vaganova. The use of French terminology and the proper alignment of the body through basic exercises at the barre and in the center are covered. Creditable twice.

Prerequisite
or permission of instructor
MUED M211 Brass and Percussion Class II
1.00 crs.

This course is the study of techniques leading toward basic performance competence and pedagogy of brass instruments. Students examine intermediate and advanced pedagogy of brass and percussion instruments.

MUTH M211 Composition II
2.00 crs.

Private instruction in composition. Course content varies with the background and experience of the student. Instruction for many students covers simple polyphonic devices such as canon, and short compositions with texts.

Prerequisite
MUPC M211 Piano IV for Clinicians Section 001
1.00 crs.

Music Therapy students will learn how to read a lead sheet and create appropriate accompaniment patterns for various genres. Students will be exposed to a wide range of literature from 1920's - present. Emphasis is placed on playing piano and singing simultaneously.

MUPC M211 Piano IV for Education Majors Section 002
1.00 crs.

This course is designed to develop basic keyboard proficiency in open score reading, vocal warm-ups, accompaniment reduction, and playing from a lead sheet. The specific roles and skills required of the vocal music educator are covered through exposure to elementary, middle, and high school choral repertoire.

MUPD M211 Piano Pedagogy IV: Intermediate Methods and Materials
2.00 crs.

This course is a continuation of Piano Pedagogy III at the intermediate level.

MUED M212 Percussion Class I
1.00 crs.

This course is the study of techniques leading toward basic performance competence and pedagogy of percussion instruments. Music education students will be further instructed on the best practices for teaching percussion in the school music program.

MUIN M215 Arts & Entertainment Management
3.00 crs.

The course has two major concerns: artist management and management of musical endeavors. Students will learn that musicians and artists are music enterprises by virtue of what they do and what they create. Topics include strategic planning, managerial leadership, practical and legal issues, as well as to discern the functions and purposes of management. The goal is to show how managerial theory applies to real-world situations with respect to music and art. Students will develop a management plan for an artist or business.

FILM M215 Cinematography
3.00 crs.

A hands-on introduction to the art and practice of cinematography. Students will learn the principles, elements, techniques, procedures and equipment that go into shooting digital video and film. Emphasis will be on how to achieve control of lighting, framing, movement, and image manipulation in order to shape mood, convey emotion, and tell story.

There is a lab fee of $75 for this course for minors & non-majors.

MUEN M215 Electro-Acoustic Ensemble
1.00 crs.

The objective of this course is to give the student a performing knowledge of electro-acoustic music. The ensemble will perform “classical” electro-acoustic works, contemporary compositions, including student works and improvisatory electro-acoustic music.

THEA M215 Musical Theatre Performance
3.00 crs.

The student will explore and experience the nature of musical theatre and the unique performance demands required to create it at a proficient level. Emphasis will be placed on "acting" a song through accessible vocal material from the standard musical theatre repertoire, including solos, duets, and company numbers. Students will present research through analysis of character, script, and lyrics. Students will develop an understanding of, and appreciation for, the craft of musical theatre acting, dancing, and the art of musical theatre.

Open to all students by audition
THEA M217 Make-up for Stage and TV
2.00 crs.

This is a practical course in the use of straight and character make-up for a variety of effects for stage, television, and film. 

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

Open to all students
MUTY M217 Music Therapy Field Work Seminar II
1.00 crs.

This course expands on the general orientation provided in the Orientation to Music Therapy Field Studies, with additional focus on verbal processing, behavior management, and technology use in Music Therapy.  Students start by observing in the first week of sessions, but are expected to start contributing to session experiences by the second week. Depending on the site, the student may be facilitating entire sessions by the end of the semester.

This course has a $50.00 course fee.

THEA M220 Acting I
3.00 crs.

This course concerns development of fundamental skills in the art of acting. Basic acting techniques emphasized with a concentration in the creative process in theatre games and improvisational exercises.

Required of all theatre arts majors during their first year at Loyola, Non-majors section open to all students.
FILM M220 Audio for Film and Television
3.00 crs.

A practical survey of audio recording, editing and mixing for film, television and other distribution mediums. Topics include project supervision and coordination, recording techniques, sound editing and mixing, room acoustics, media management, and post production workflows.

There is a lab fee of $75 for this course for minors & non-majors.

MUED M220 Introduction to Teaching Instrumental Music
2.00 crs.

This course is designed for choral music education and music majors, and will help to facilitate a basic understanding of the core principles of effective music teaching in an instrumental setting.  The course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental principles of effective instrumental music instruction and to provide opportunities to practice applying those principles in one’s own teaching. This course consists of structured learning experiences with woodwind, brass, string, and percussion instruments. 

MUTY M220 Receptive Methods in Music Therapy
2.00 crs.

This course will provide an overview of receptive (music listening) methods using in music therapy clinical practice. Relevant technology for music listening will be discussed. Definitions, clinical goals, and facilitation techniques will be covered. This course will have a strong experiential component, whereby students practice skills learned in class.

or permission of instructor
THEA M221 Acting II
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on scene study from plays written between 1900-present day. Students perform scenes from a variety of plays and learn the techniques of textual analysis necessary for characterization, and style appropriate to a play’s dramaturgical and period requirements.

Non-majors may substitute prerequisites for permission of instructor
THEA M221 Acting II
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on scene study from plays written between 1900-present day. Students perform scenes from a variety of plays and learn the techniques of textual analysis necessary for characterization, and style appropriate to a play’s dramaturgical and period requirements.

Non-majors may substitute prerequisites for permission of instructor
MUGN M225 Digital Audio Production
3.00 crs.

An in-depth examination of the principles and applications of digital audio in today’s recording and interactive media industries. Topics discussed include: digital audio fundamentals, recording and reproduction systems, computer and hardware based recording and editing, and audio for CD and other media applications.

There is a lab fee of $75 for this course for minors & non-majors in the Department of Music Industry Studies.

FILM M230 Digital Editing
3.00 crs.

A basic introduction into the theoretical and practical aspects of video editing, including the use of Final Cut Pro, Avid, and other editing platforms.

There is a lab fee of $75 for this course for minors & non-majors.

MUGN M230 Introduction to Digital Filmmaking
3.00 crs.

An introduction to the practical aspects of developing the three basic types of films: documentaries, performance, and conceptual.

This course has a lab fee associated with it. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

THEA M235 Prop Design: Stage and Screen
3.00 crs.

Property design includes hand props, set props and set dressing; all of which are essential to create the “world” of a theatrical or screen production. Artistic and technical principles of prop design will be addressed through lectures, studio work and critiques. By analyzing theatrical plays and film scripts from the point of view of a property designer, the function of all aspects of properties will be explored thru extensive research and creative interpretation.

Prerequisite
or permission of instructor
THEA M239 Advanced Movement Drama Workshop
3.00 crs.

This course examines psychological and physical sources of movement in the performer, application to development of Dramatic roles in theatrical scenes, and study of period movement.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

or permission of instructor
THEA M239 Advanced Movement Drama Workshop
3.00 crs.

This course examines psychological and physical sources of movement in the performer, application to development of Dramatic roles in theatrical scenes, and study of period movement.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

or permission of instructor
THEA M240 Theatre History
3.00 crs.

This course is a survey of theatrical history, covering the chief characteristics and developmental processes from the late 19th century to the present.

No prerequisites are required for non-majors, Recommend students previously take THEA M230 and THEA M232
MUGN M245 Artist Health & Wellness
3.00 crs.

This course is concerned with all issues related to the health and wellness of the performing artist, including injury prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, related musculo/skeletal issues, exercise and nutritional issues, hearing health and performance anxiety.

This course is available for students in the College of Music & Fine Arts only.
DANC M250 Jazz Dance for Musicals
2.00 crs.

This course will teach jazz dance from a historical perspective. Contemporary jazz styles and Fosse repertory will result in jazz dance class performance during the semester.

Any of the prerequisites are accepted, or equivalent with permission of instructor
DANC M250 Jazz Dance for Musicals
2.00 crs.

This course will teach jazz dance from a historical perspective. Contemporary jazz styles and Fosse repertory will result in jazz dance class performance during the semester.

Any of the prerequisites are accepted, or equivalent with permission of instructor
DANC M250 Jazz Dance for Musicals
2.00 crs.

This course will teach jazz dance from a historical perspective. Contemporary jazz styles and Fosse repertory will result in jazz dance class performance during the semester.

Any of the prerequisites are accepted, or equivalent with permission of instructor
MUED M250 Practicum in Music Education
0.00 crs.

This course requires the student to focus on learning from a teacher selected from public and private schools in grades K-12. This course offers the student the opportunity for participation and music instruction at various assigned levels in music school classrooms grades K-12.

THEA M250 Stage Management
3.00 crs.

This course will examine the principles and practices of stage management for the performing arts. Industry standard vocabulary will be utilized to develop effective methods of communication and professionalism. Emphasis on standard practices and theory from pre-production to post-production will be discussed and practiced via course assignments. The course will prepare students to stage-manage for a realized production.

Prerequisite
or permission of instructor
MUTH M250 Theory of Popular Music III
4.00 crs.

This course covers advanced chord theory and harmonic constructions used in popular and commercial music, including sight singing, melodic, harmonic and rhythmic dictation and keyboard skills reinforcing cognitive knowledge.

or permission of instructor, Corequisite not required for piano majors
MUED M252 Music for the Special Learner
3.00 crs.

This course is designed to give students an overview of theory, research, and practice in educational settings with students who have disabilities. Didactic and experiential teaching methods will be used to demonstrate the use of music with this population. Normal musical development and its use in creating developmentally appropriate music experiences will be reviewed.  

THEA M255 Theatre Management
3.00 crs.

This course involves theory and practice of theater operations, organizational structure, and administration. Examines box office, promotional, budgeting, production, touring, and stage management procedures.

or permission of instructor, Open to all students
THEA M255 Theatre Management
3.00 crs.

This course involves theory and practice of theater operations, organizational structure, and administration. Examines box office, promotional, budgeting, production, touring, and stage management procedures.

or permission of instructor, Open to all students
MUIN M260 Arts & Entertainment Internship
3.00 crs.

The purpose of this course is to provide academic credit in accordance with graduation requirements for students pursuing degrees in Music Industry, Popular and Commercial Music, and Filmmaking. The course will provide students with the tools and skillsets necessary to intern in companies and organizations within the entertainment industries, whether local, national, or international. Credit will only be granted to students enrolled in the course at the time of participation in approved internships, which total no less than 120 hours.

MUGN M260 Internet Technologies I
3.00 crs.

A systematic and functional study of new media technologies dominating the music industry. Emphasis is placed on web design appropriate for promotion of artists and performing groups, including electronic portfolios. Students will gain a full knowledge of HTML/image editing and streaming audio as well as synchronized multimedia presentations. Also included will be an introduction to video streaming and basic animation techniques.

There is a lab fee of $75 for this course for minors & non-majors in the Department of Music Industry Studies.   

DSGN M271 Design History I
3.00 crs.

This introductory course will discuss design history from the beginning of written communication through the industrial revolution and WWI. Although the focus will be on the study of visual communications in their historical contexts, the course will also include architecture, industrial, and environmental design. Design discourse will be introduced through historical writings and critical analysis. Students will also participate in discussion by writing critical texts that respond to course material.

DSGN M272 Design History II
3.00 crs.

This advanced course is a continuation of Design History I and will cover the history of design from WWII to the present. Although the focus will be on the study of visual communications in their historical contexts, other forms of design will be examined. Design discourse will focus on contemporary issues. Students will participate in discussions of critical texts and will be asked to write design criticism that incorporates a social and historical perspective. After completion of this course, students will have a greater understanding of how designers have shaped society.

DSGN M275 Print Design + Narrative
3.00 crs.

Students are introduced to print narrative through typography and image making. Principles of composition: scale, weight, space, texture, direction, form, color will be introduced. Other basic design foundations including color, grid, methodology, craftsmanship and tools for creating print design will be explored. This course expands the concept of narrative by examining multiple printed formats such as posters, booklets, postcards and zines.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

Corequisites:
DSGN M276 Interactive Design + Narrative I
3.00 crs.

Students are introduced to interactive narrative through design and coding. Principles of composition for the screen: scale, weight, space, texture, direction, form, color will be explored. Other basic design foundations including color, grid, methodology, craftsmanship and tools for creating interactive design will be covered. This course introduces the concept of narrative by examining multiple interactive formats like websites, apps, and e-readers.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

Corequisites:
DSGN M278 Typography Lab I
3.00 crs.

Students are introduced to typography through a series of Swiss-style exercises focused on spacing (kerning, leading, tracking) and grids (creating and manipulating.) Other basic elements of typography, including classifications and history will be introduced. This course requires an intense focus on typography, structure, consistency, and hierarchy. Only a limited number of time tested typefaces will be explored and no imagery will be allowed. Students will learn to make meaning visible through typographic choices and critical reading of texts.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

DSGN M279 Typography Lab II
3.00 crs.

This is an advanced course in typography that will explore complex typographic problems. Building on the fundamentals of typographic form and function introduced in Typography Lab I, this course extends and applies basic vocabulary and understanding to more complex problems that address typographic hierarchy, context, sequence and form. Students explore how typography behaves across media. Increasingly complex typographic systems are implemented in three-dimensional, sequential page or time-based projects.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting
2.00 crs.

This course offers basic conducting techniques—visual metric patterns, use of the baton, dynamic indications, cueing, rehearsal, and performance organization and application.

MUGN M300 German Diction and Repertoire I
1.00 crs.

This course for singers, required for music education and vocal performance majors, covers the basics of German pronunciation, including the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. An accompanist is present, and each student works with the professor on two German lieder by such composers as Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Mozart, etc. The student prepares the songs for performance, with emphasis on well sung and articulated German, and communicating the meaning of the text. Offered in the fall only.

MUPR M300 Junior Recital/Recital Appearance
0.00 crs.

A full or partial recital is required of all candidates for the bachelor of music degrees in performance and jazz studies.

THEA M300 Play Production
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

This course involves the production of one full-length play and includes work on make-up, costuming, lighting, acting, directing, set design, and construction. Usually taken for one credit per assignment. May be taken more than once.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

MUEN M300 String Ensemble
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Creditable as needed at any level of undergraduate study. Open to non-music students by audition only.

MUIN M301 Arts & Entertainment Legal Issues II
3.00 crs.

A survey of all business aspects of the music industry, including copyright, music publishing, performing rights organizations, licensing, record contracts, and artist royalties.

MUGN M301 German Diction and Repertoire II
1.00 crs.

This course for singers continues to develop the students’ ability to sing convincingly in German.

MUPC M301 Instrumental Conducting
2.00 crs.

This course is a continuation of Essentials of Conducting with emphasis on standard band and orchestral literature, rehearsal procedures, and historical styles.

MUED M301 Music Education Recital
0.00 crs.

Candidates for the Bachelor of Music Education are required to present a lecture/ demonstration recital during their junior year.  The candidate must register for the course MUPR-M30X during the semester in which the recital is presented.  The music education candidate will perform literature of various musical styles and present lecture reflective of methodology necessary in music teaching and learning of school level musical selections. 

Minimum 8 credits in private music instruction in major instrument or voice.
MUEN M301 Woodwind Ensemble
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Creditable as needed at any level of undergraduate study. Open to non-music students by audition only.

MUEN M302 Brass Ensemble
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Creditable as needed at any level of undergraduate study. Open to non-music students by audition only.

MUPC M302 Choral Conducting
2.00 crs.

This course is a continuation of Essentials of Conducting with emphasis on choral literature, rehearsal procedures, and historical styles.

MUTH M302 Counterpoint I
2.00 crs.

This course covers writing and analysis of sacred, polyphonic vocal music in the style of the late Renaissance.

Prerequisite
MUIN M302 Venue Management
3.00 crs.

Venue Management is an in-depth study of the business practices encountered in running a fixed arts or music performance venue. Topics include talent buying, permitting, human resources, contract law, and financial planning.

MUTH M303 Counterpoint II
2.00 crs.

This course covers writing and analysis of instrumental and vocal music in the style of the late Baroque.

Prerequisite
MUEN M303 Percussion Ensemble
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Creditable as needed at any level of undergraduate study. Open to non-music students by audition only.

MUPC M303 Style & Practice for Pop Music III
1.00 crs.

Style & Practice of Pop Music III explores the musical styles and practices of popular music including music of the 70’s and 80’s. The class requires students to perform the repertoire for the class on their main instruments.

MUGN M304 History of Music Technology
3.00 crs.

Different music and recording technologies for 150 years - not only in the recording studio, but also in instruments themselves and live performance technologies - are presented in this course. We relate these landmark technological shifts to major changes in American society and culture. 

MUEN M304 Jazz Combo
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Creditable as needed at any level of undergraduate study. Open to non-music students by audition only.

MUTH M304 Jazz Composition
2.00 crs.

This course is the study of jazz composition and arranging with the emphasis on writing for small groups.

or permission of instructor
MUTH M304 Jazz Composition
2.00 crs.

This course is the study of jazz composition and arranging with the emphasis on writing for small groups.

or permission of instructor
MUPC M304 Style & Practice for Pop Music IV
1.00 crs.

Style & Practice of Pop Music IV explores the musical styles and practices of popular music including music from the 1990’s to the present. The class requires students to perform the repertoire for the class on their main instruments.

MUTH M305 Electronic Music
3.00 crs.

This course explores techniques of original composition using electronic media with emphasis on digital synthesis. Students will complete a large scale original composition project by the end of the semester.

MUEN M305 Guitar Ensemble
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Creditable as needed at any level of undergraduate study. Open to non-music students by audition only.

MUPD M305 Vocal Pedagogy
2.00 crs.

Vocal Pedagogy will be presented as a seminar that will include studies in Laryngeal and Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology, Identification, Diagnosis and Correction of Vocal Faults and Voice classification, Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication during instruction, Acoustics, Resonance, and Registration, Performance Anxiety and Vocal Health. 

MUHL M306 History of Western Art Music I
3.00 crs.

This course is the first part of a two-semester survey of Western art music, this semester covering music and ideas about music from antiquity to the mid-18th century. Where relevant, we will consider influences on western art music from other cultures and styles.

RAC: Pre-modern

or permission of instructor
MUHL M306 History of Western Art Music I
3.00 crs.

This course is the first part of a two-semester survey of Western art music, this semester covering music and ideas about music from antiquity to the mid-18th century. Where relevant, we will consider influences on western art music from other cultures and styles.

RAC: Pre-modern

or permission of instructor
MUED M306 Instrumental Music Education Methods
3.00 crs.

This course covers the organization and management of elementary and secondary school instrumental music programs emphasizing proven teaching techniques, materials, and performance procedures.

MUTH M306 Orchestration I
2.00 crs.

This course is a study of the capabilities and limitations of orchestral string, wind, and percussion instruments.

Prerequisite
MUEN M306 Piano Chamber Ensemble
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Creditable as needed at any level of undergraduate study. Open to non-music students by audition only.

MUED M307 Choral Music Education Methods
3.00 crs.

This course introduces the student to methods for teaching choral music. Emphasis is on management of performing ensembles, materials, teaching techniques, and literature.

MUEN M307 Flute Ensemble
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Creditable as needed at any level of undergraduate study. Open to non-music students by audition only.

MUHL M307 History of Western Art Music II
3.00 crs.

This course is the second part of a two-semester survey of western art music, this semester covering music and ideas about music from the mid-18th century to the present. Where relevant, we will consider influences on western art music from other cultures and styles.

or permission of instructor
MUHL M307 History of Western Art Music II
3.00 crs.

This course is the second part of a two-semester survey of western art music, this semester covering music and ideas about music from the mid-18th century to the present. Where relevant, we will consider influences on western art music from other cultures and styles.

or permission of instructor
MUTH M307 Orchestration II
2.00 crs.

This course is the study of the history of orchestration procedures from the early Classical era to the present. The relationship of orchestration to formal processes will be emphasized.

Prerequisite
MUEN M308 Clarinet Ensemble
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Creditable as needed at any level of undergraduate study. Open to non-music students by audition only.

MUTH M308 Commercial Arranging
4.00 crs.

This class is an overview of commercial arranging from technical, theoretical, historical, and business perspectives. Various techniques for writing melodies and harmonies of 2- parts to full big bands will be studied and practiced through writing assignments.

or equivalent, or permission of instructor
MUTH M308 Commercial Arranging
4.00 crs.

This class is an overview of commercial arranging from technical, theoretical, historical, and business perspectives. Various techniques for writing melodies and harmonies of 2- parts to full big bands will be studied and practiced through writing assignments.

or equivalent, or permission of instructor
MUED M308 General Music Education Methods I
3.00 crs.

This course covers organization and management of the elementary and middle school general music program emphasizing proven teaching techniques and materials based on a conceptual approach to music learning.

MUJZ M308 Improvisation V
2.00 crs.

This course is designed to familiarize students with various styles and forms found in the standard jazz repertoire.  Class meetings combine listening to important recordings with discussions focusing on the concepts and innovations of past and present masters of the idiom.  Emphasis is placed on chromaticism, pentatonic scales and advanced modal techniques. Required work includes three transcriptions, performance of prescribed repertoire and “composed” solos.

and the fourth semester jazz board barrier exam
MUHL M308 Piano Literature I
3.00 crs.

This course is a survey of standard keyboard music from the Baroque era to the present.

or permission of instructor
THEA M309 Acting III: Acting for the Camera
3.00 crs.

Focus is on acting techniques for on-camera performance, and the successful presentation of self during the audition process. Attention is also given to the business of theatre, including contracts, unions, and portfolios. Résumé and portfolio strategies are analyzed.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

or permission of instructor, Non-major prerequisites: THEA M220 Acting I and permission of instructor
THEA M309 Acting III: Acting for the Camera
3.00 crs.

Focus is on acting techniques for on-camera performance, and the successful presentation of self during the audition process. Attention is also given to the business of theatre, including contracts, unions, and portfolios. Résumé and portfolio strategies are analyzed.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

or permission of instructor, Non-major prerequisites: THEA M220 Acting I and permission of instructor
THEA M309 Acting III: Acting for the Camera
3.00 crs.

Focus is on acting techniques for on-camera performance, and the successful presentation of self during the audition process. Attention is also given to the business of theatre, including contracts, unions, and portfolios. Résumé and portfolio strategies are analyzed.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

or permission of instructor, Non-major prerequisites: THEA M220 Acting I and permission of instructor
MUPD M309 Guitar Pedagogy
3.00 crs.

This course is a survey of guitar method books, teaching techniques, and literature appropriate for use with beginning and intermediate level students. Areas covered include diagnosis of technical problems, lesson planning, and technical evaluation of the literature. Students participate in guitar instruction.

MUJZ M309 Improvisation VI
2.00 crs.

This course is a continuation of Improvisation V with similar requirements, including transcriptions, repertoire and “composed” solos.

MUTH M309 Modern Arranging
2.00 crs.

Modern Arranging is designed to introduce students to the techniques and practices of large ensemble (big band) jazz arranging. Ranges, transpositions, and the properties of the more commonly used instruments, theory, voicing principles, reharmonization, orchestration, and the organization of an arrangement are studied. A final project is a short arrangement for big band, which will be performed and recorded by Jazz Band I.

MUHL M309 Piano Literature II
3.00 crs.

This course is a continuation of Piano Literature I.

or permission of instructor
MUED M309 Psychology of Teaching and Learning Music
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to current theory and practice in music education including the psychology of learning and teaching music, child development and musical aptitude and ability as it applies in a music classroom.  The development of a philosophy of music education will evolve from learning about effective lesson design, curriculum development, development of student learning targets (SLTs), state teacher evaluation (i.e., COMPASS), and the preparation for PRAXIS II standardized teaching exams.

Praxis I Exam
MUED M309 Psychology of Teaching and Learning Music
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to current theory and practice in music education including the psychology of learning and teaching music, child development and musical aptitude and ability as it applies in a music classroom.  The development of a philosophy of music education will evolve from learning about effective lesson design, curriculum development, development of student learning targets (SLTs), state teacher evaluation (i.e., COMPASS), and the preparation for PRAXIS II standardized teaching exams.

Praxis I Exam
MUEN M309 Saxophone Ensemble
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Creditable as needed at any level of undergraduate study. Open to non-music students by audition only.

MUIN M310 Arts & Entertainment Finance
3.00 crs.

This course provides students with the financial management knowledge needed to finance and manage cash flows in music enterprises. The following topics are addressed: obtaining capital, cost of capital, budgeting, time value of money, asset valuation, financial statement analysis, and portfolio analysis.

MUIN M310 Arts & Entertainment Finance
3.00 crs.

This course provides students with the financial management knowledge needed to finance and manage cash flows in music enterprises. The following topics are addressed: obtaining capital, cost of capital, budgeting, time value of money, asset valuation, financial statement analysis, and portfolio analysis.

MUTH M310 Composition III
2.00 crs.

Private instruction in composition. Course content varies with background and experience of the student. Instruction for many students covers problems of larger forms such as variation form or rondo form, and writing for a variety of instrumental combinations.

Prerequisite
MUHL M310 Evolution of Jazz Styles
2.00 crs.

Designed for Jazz Studies and music majors, this course covers the origin, phases, and most important performers in the development of jazz.

MUPD M310 Piano Pedagogy V: Supervised Teaching
1.00 crs.

Students will share, either with supervising teachers in the Loyola music preparatory school or another student, the teaching of group lessons. Students will meet weekly with course instructor to discuss the last class and present lesson. This course may be taken concurrently with Piano Pedagogy III.

MUPR M310 Score Reading for Music Education Students
1.00 crs.

The purpose of this course is to strengthen vocal music education major students with their score reading skills, particularly in choir music. Additionally, 2-hand piano solo music are included to help them sight-read accompanying parts with ease.

MUEN M310 Trombone Ensemble
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Creditable as needed at any level of undergraduate study. Open to non-music students by audition only.

FILM M310 Visual Effects for Film
3.00 crs.

Visual Effects for Film is a wide-ranging topic and could be an entire course of study. Here, we will focus on several core CGI techniques that are commonly used in the film and television industry. This course will present the concepts of digital compositing, matte painting, rotoscoping, digital erasing and creation, and motion tracking. Students will gain hands-on experience manipulating foreground and background images.

There is a lab fee of $75 for this course for minors & non-majors.

MUED M310 Woodwind Class I
1.00 crs.

This course is the study of techniques leading to basic performance competence and pedagogy of woodwind instruments.

THEA M311 Acting IV: Advanced Scene Study
3.00 crs.

This course emphasizes the aesthetic, historic, and philosophical milieu of Drama written before 1900 and the governing ideas of past eras and their coloration of period Drama. The goals are to relate fully the work of art considered to its period template.

Non-major prerequisites: THEA M220 Acting I and permission of instructor
THEA M311 Acting IV: Advanced Scene Study
3.00 crs.

This course emphasizes the aesthetic, historic, and philosophical milieu of Drama written before 1900 and the governing ideas of past eras and their coloration of period Drama. The goals are to relate fully the work of art considered to its period template.

Non-major prerequisites: THEA M220 Acting I and permission of instructor
MUTH M311 Composition IV
2.00 crs.

Private instruction in composition. Course content varies with the background and experience of the student. Instruction for many students covers problems of larger forms such as sonata form, and writing for a variety of instrumental combinations.

Prerequisite
DANC M311 Intermediate Ballet
2.00 crs.

This course is for students who have completed their basic ballet technique. Pointe work for the ladies (optional) and the basic forms of tour en l’air for the male dancer are introduced. Classes are based on the basic principles of classical ballet according to the Russian ballet technique developed by Agrippina Vaganova. Creditable twice.

Prerequisite
or permission of instructor
MUEN M311 Oboe Trio
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Creditable as needed at any level of undergraduate study. Open to non-music students by audition only.

MUPD M311 Piano Pedagogy VI: Supervised Teaching
1.00 crs.
Prerequisite listed may also be taken as a corequisite
MUED M311 Woodwind Class II
1.00 crs.

This course is the study of techniques leading to basic performance competence and pedagogy of woodwind instruments.  Students examine intermediate and advanced pedagogy of woodwind instruments.

MUED M312 General Music Education Methods II
3.00 crs.

This course is required for music education students who intend to teach general music at all levels of teaching music in a school classroom, K‐12. This is accomplished through lecture, workshop, and discussion, assigned reading materials, application and written and verbal evaluation. Orff, Kodaly, and Dalcroze Teaching Methods are presented in workshop form for application in the music classroom.  Knowledge and skills required are based on learning objectives and activities provided by the instructor. 

MUEN M312 Trumpet Ensemble
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Creditable as needed at any level of undergraduate study. Open to non-music students by audition only.

THEA M314 Shakespeare in Performance
3.00 crs.

This course is intended as an actor’s exploration of William Shakespeare’s texts. Beginning with an introduction to the Elizabethan period and the context within which the “style” of Shakespeare’s theatre evolved, the class will explore the Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre’s language, and the development of the modern actor’s craft to meet the needs of this particular “period style.” We will study the context in which each play we read was written. This course will also explore the power of words and language as a means of class mobility, power, communication, creative expression, and acquisition of knowledge. We will also study the aesthetics of Shakespeare’s particular dramaturgy and construction of language and poetry. Focus is given to proper breath support for text performance and performing Shakespeare’s poetic rhythm and meter physically and vocally.

or permission of instructor
THEA M314 Shakespeare in Performance
3.00 crs.

This course is intended as an actor’s exploration of William Shakespeare’s texts. Beginning with an introduction to the Elizabethan period and the context within which the “style” of Shakespeare’s theatre evolved, the class will explore the Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre’s language, and the development of the modern actor’s craft to meet the needs of this particular “period style.” We will study the context in which each play we read was written. This course will also explore the power of words and language as a means of class mobility, power, communication, creative expression, and acquisition of knowledge. We will also study the aesthetics of Shakespeare’s particular dramaturgy and construction of language and poetry. Focus is given to proper breath support for text performance and performing Shakespeare’s poetic rhythm and meter physically and vocally.

or permission of instructor
THEA M314 Shakespeare in Performance
3.00 crs.

This course is intended as an actor’s exploration of William Shakespeare’s texts. Beginning with an introduction to the Elizabethan period and the context within which the “style” of Shakespeare’s theatre evolved, the class will explore the Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre’s language, and the development of the modern actor’s craft to meet the needs of this particular “period style.” We will study the context in which each play we read was written. This course will also explore the power of words and language as a means of class mobility, power, communication, creative expression, and acquisition of knowledge. We will also study the aesthetics of Shakespeare’s particular dramaturgy and construction of language and poetry. Focus is given to proper breath support for text performance and performing Shakespeare’s poetic rhythm and meter physically and vocally.

or permission of instructor
MUEN M315 Afro Cuban Ensemble
1.00 crs.

The Afro Cuban Ensemble jazz combo will give students the opportunity to explore performance practices and repertoire specifically needed when learning Afro Cuban musical styles. Open to non-music students by audition only, with preference given to Percussionists and Jazz Studies majors.

MUIN M315 Arts & Entertainment Marketing
3.00 crs.

An in-depth study of the principles and application of marketing, promotion and distribution of products and services in the music industry. Case studies of various music products and companies and marketing approaches will be studied and analyzed. This course includes discussions of social networking, digital distribution platforms, “permission” marketing, and psychographics. The deliverable for this course in a comprehensive marketing plan for a product or service, one that could be a major part of a larger comprehensive strategic plan.

FILM M315 Directing for Camera
3.00 crs.

Focusing more on nuts and bolts than theory and with emphasis on dramatic, narrative filmmaking, classes will typically introduce the various challenges of that week’s subject in the first hour, go into detail on technique in the second, and spend the third dealing with exceptions and special problems. Extensive use of case studies and role-playing will teach students the on-the-fly problem solving that is the lifeblood of film directing.

THEA M315 Musical Theatre Performance II
3.00 crs.

Building on techniques learned in Musical Theatre Performance students will develop work related to various styles of musical theatre performance. The cabaret style as a sub-style of musical theatre will be developed to assist students in being able to sustain solo and small ensemble performance venues.

THEA M315 Musical Theatre Performance II
3.00 crs.

Building on techniques learned in Musical Theatre Performance students will develop work related to various styles of musical theatre performance. The cabaret style as a sub-style of musical theatre will be developed to assist students in being able to sustain solo and small ensemble performance venues.

THEA M315 Musical Theatre Performance II
3.00 crs.

Building on techniques learned in Musical Theatre Performance students will develop work related to various styles of musical theatre performance. The cabaret style as a sub-style of musical theatre will be developed to assist students in being able to sustain solo and small ensemble performance venues.

MUTY M317 Music Therapy Field Work Seminar III
1.00 crs.

This course expands on verbal processing and behavior management within the clinical setting. There is an additional emphasis on multi-cultural cognizance and sensitivity. Students begin co-facilitating sessions with the instructor and gradually progress to facilitating sessions independently. 

This course has a $50.00 course fee.

FILM M320 Digital Pre-Visualization
3.00 crs.

This course presents the evolution, practice and techniques used in pre-visualization: the process of rehearsing complex set designs, lighting and actions within a virtual domain prior to the filming on a production set. Creative, practical and economic advantages are discussed through lectures; Current techniques including computerized storyboarding are taught and practiced through the planning, designing and creating of pre-visualized effect sequences.

There is a lab fee of $75 for this course for minors & non-majors.

THEA M320 Introduction to Computer Aided Design
3.00 crs.

The introduction and exploration of Computer Aided Design (CAD) with its practical applications to theatrical scenic and lighting design utilizing integrated CAD programs will be explored. The course emphasis is the design in 3D mode and then transposing to 2D drawings to create an entire production drawing set. Presentations rendered as printouts, animations, a walk-through, or real time views of a 3D model viewed electronically.

Prerequisite
or permission of instructor
MUIN M320 Networking: The Search for New Ideas
3.00 crs.

This course will provide practical skills and training pertinent to professional networking, as well as real-world opportunities for practice and execution of said skills to students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in the Music Industry Studies program. The course will provide students with the tools and skill sets necessary to brand themselves, identify conversational inroads and needs, and execute professional conversations within the music industry so that they may expand their professional network as well as their perspective on today’s music industry.

MUED M320 Teaching Music
2.00 crs.

This course is designed to further students’ knowledge of the fundamental principles of effective music instruction and to provide opportunities for you to practice applying those principles in your own teaching.  Prospective music instructors will continue to learn to effectively teach voice, wind, percussion, and string instruments in the school setting while gaining experience in peer teaching beginning music class.  Essential skills in secondary instruments and the application of PK–12 pedagogy, are reinforced as students finish their preparations for the Introduction to Teaching Residency.

MUED M321 Contemporary Teaching Methods
2.00 crs.

This course is designed to stretch student knowledge of methods outside the traditional general, band, choir, and string programs.  Topics may vary from semester to semester as new possibilities of music methods materialize. Potential topics include concepts of jazz vocal and stage ensemble, marching band techniques, informal learning principles in music, music composition, music arranging, improvisation, principles of popular musics, the modern band, technology in the music classroom, digital music technology, sound engineering and recording, and sound amplification.

MUIN M321 Festival Production
3.00 crs.

Festival Production is an overview of the practices used in the festival and live concert production industry. Topics covered include legal requirements, talent buying, promotion, technical production, human resources, festival operations, vendors, and financial planning.

MUPR M321 - M350 Applied Study
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

This course is a continuation of individual applied study at the upper division levels. Creditable as needed.

Music majors and minors only
MUIN M322 The Craft & Business of Songwriting
3.00 crs.

This class is an overview of the business of songwriting from a real world perspective. Methods involving lyrics, melodies, song structure, demo recording, song exploitation, administration, royalty collections will be studied. Students will write original songs, make demo recordings of original songs and pursue the exploitation of those songs.

MUIN M323 The Great American Songbook
3.00 crs.

This course surveys the genre of music known as the Great American Songbook, a genre often described by critics as "America's classical music", and the golden age of American popular song (roughly 1927 until the mid 1960s). Major composers of the period will also be examined.

DSGN M325 Interactive Design + Narrative II
3.00 crs.

This is an advanced course in interactive narrative that will go beyond the web, although the class begins by building upon and refreshing existing web design skills. This course expands the concept of narrative by examining multiple interactive formats like websites, apps, and e-readers. Coding will be emphasized and designing for different platforms will be explored.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

THEA M325 Lighting Design
3.00 crs.

This course concerns fundamentals of lighting design where students will study principles of electricity, color theory, and concept. Exploration will be made of instruments and control systems. Practicum lab by arrangement.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

or permission of instructor
THEA M325 Lighting Design
3.00 crs.

This course concerns fundamentals of lighting design where students will study principles of electricity, color theory, and concept. Exploration will be made of instruments and control systems. Practicum lab by arrangement.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

or permission of instructor
MUTY M325 Music Therapy in Healthcare
3.00 crs.

This course will provide an overview of music therapy theory, research, and clinical practice in medical settings. The use of music therapy methods and technology in assessment, treatment, and evaluation will be presented. The integration of cultural considerations into treatment planning will be reviewed.

MUGN M325 Tech Topics
3.00 crs.

This is an umbrella course that changes each year to accommodate new developments and trends in recording technology.

THEA M326 Audio for the Theatre
3.00 crs.

Introduction to the use and design of audio/sound for the stage. Participants will explore and apply contemporary audio techniques, equipment, and technologies. Focus will be given to the development and implementation of a design aesthetic for the aural environments of theatrical productions.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

or permission of instructor
THEA M326 Audio for the Theatre
3.00 crs.

Introduction to the use and design of audio/sound for the stage. Participants will explore and apply contemporary audio techniques, equipment, and technologies. Focus will be given to the development and implementation of a design aesthetic for the aural environments of theatrical productions.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

or permission of instructor
DSGN M326 Motion Design + Narrative I
3.00 crs.

Students are introduced to motion narrative through storyboarding. Motion design builds on basic design principles and adds the dimensions of sound and time. Principles of composition for motion: scale, weight, space, texture, direction, form, color will be explored. Other basic design foundations including concept sketching, methodology, craftsmanship, and tools for creating motion design will be covered. This course expands the concept of narrative by examining typography in motion.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

MUTY M330 Clinical Improvisation in Music Therapy
2.00 crs.

This course will provide an overview of improvisation methods using in music therapy clinical practice. Relevant technology for improvisation will be discussed. Definitions, clinical goals, and facilitation techniques will be covered. This course will have a strong experiential component, whereby students practice skills learned in class.

or permission of instructor
MUTY M330 Clinical Improvisation in Music Therapy
2.00 crs.

This course will provide an overview of improvisation methods using in music therapy clinical practice. Relevant technology for improvisation will be discussed. Definitions, clinical goals, and facilitation techniques will be covered. This course will have a strong experiential component, whereby students practice skills learned in class.

or permission of instructor
MUIN M330 Merchandising and Sales
3.00 crs.

Merchandising & Sales is an overview of areas of market research, product manufacturing, retailing, resource and location planning, retail trade organizations, service retailing, store image and branding, promotions, pricing, and retailing in the future related to the arts and entertainment industry.

THEA M331 Costume Design
3.00 crs.

Fundamentals of costume design theory, practices, and history for stage and film will be the focus. Explores development of theatrical style and character delineation through costuming. Practicum lab by arrangement.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

or permission of instructor, Open to all students
THEA M331 Costume Design
3.00 crs.

Fundamentals of costume design theory, practices, and history for stage and film will be the focus. Explores development of theatrical style and character delineation through costuming. Practicum lab by arrangement.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

or permission of instructor, Open to all students
MUIN M335 Music Supervision
3.00 crs.

This course provides students with an overview of how music is integrated into the film, television, and media industries. The class will present the necessary creative, technical, and managerial skills required of this position, including: selecting appropriate music for a production; interpreting creative ideas of others; navigating complex personal relationships; facilitating the scoring of original music; incorporating popular songs; temp music scores; negotiating contracts; music licensing; copyright; other legal issues; knowledge of various genres; and working within budgetary guidelines. 

MUIN M335 Music Supervision
3.00 crs.

This course provides students with an overview of how music is integrated into the film, television, and media industries. The class will present the necessary creative, technical, and managerial skills required of this position, including: selecting appropriate music for a production; interpreting creative ideas of others; navigating complex personal relationships; facilitating the scoring of original music; incorporating popular songs; temp music scores; negotiating contracts; music licensing; copyright; other legal issues; knowledge of various genres; and working within budgetary guidelines. 

FILM M340 Documentary Filmmaking
3.00 crs.

This course introduces students to the art of documentary filmmaking and the professional skills used in the field. The course practices non-fiction filmmaking from the conceptualization of an idea through post-production. Students will learn visual storytelling and interview techniques and the different documentary traditions, genres, and styles. 

Grade of C or better in listed prerequisites
THEA M342 Advanced Makeup for Stage and TV
3.00 crs.

Advanced artistic and technical concerns as they apply to Advanced Makeup Design for Stage & TV addressed through lectures, studio work and critiques. Principles and elements of design related to stage and screen makeup used to analyze scripts from the point of view of a makeup designer. The exploration of the function of makeup via extensive research, creative interpretation and emphasis on special effects. 

or permission of instructor
MUED M350 Marching Band Techniques
2.00 crs.

This course emphasizes show design, charting, marching and maneuvering, rehearsal planning, equipment selection, personnel management, auxiliary units, percussion, performance preparation and the fundamental principles of effective instruction related to the contemporary marching band program.

MUGN M355 Recording Studio Techniques
2.00 crs.

Recording Studio Techniques is an in-depth study of the techniques and methods used to produce recordings in the studio, including microphone placement, pre-amps, recording consoles and all outboard equipment.

There is a lab fee of $75 for this course for minors & non-majors in the Department of Music Industry Studies

MUGN M355 Recording Studio Techniques
2.00 crs.

Recording Studio Techniques is an in-depth study of the techniques and methods used to produce recordings in the studio, including microphone placement, pre-amps, recording consoles and all outboard equipment.

There is a lab fee of $75 for this course for minors & non-majors in the Department of Music Industry Studies

MUGN M360 Live Sound Production
3.00 crs.

Live Sound Production is an in-depth stuff of the practice and techniques for providing live sound reinforcement for concert events. Topics will cover a wide range of technical and non-technical issues including law, electronics, physics and business. The course also showcases new technology developments when appropriate.

THEA M364 Audition Techniques
3.00 crs.

Become an actor who gets noticed! Delivering a memorable performance during an audition can be the key to getting parts and being called for future projects. Hone your craft and gain valuable information in this course to improve your audition experience. Learn to make better choices, to trust yourself to make quicker choices, to confront your fear of auditioning, to create a good atmosphere in the auditioning room, and to develop a winning audition work ethic. Cold reading techniques and exercises as well as the actor's interview process are covered.

or permission of instructor via audition
THEA M364 Audition Techniques
3.00 crs.

Become an actor who gets noticed! Delivering a memorable performance during an audition can be the key to getting parts and being called for future projects. Hone your craft and gain valuable information in this course to improve your audition experience. Learn to make better choices, to trust yourself to make quicker choices, to confront your fear of auditioning, to create a good atmosphere in the auditioning room, and to develop a winning audition work ethic. Cold reading techniques and exercises as well as the actor's interview process are covered.

or permission of instructor via audition
MUGN M365 Urban Music Production
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction and overview to the creative processes historically and currently used to produce urban music. A special emphasis is placed on current R&B and Hip-Hop/Rap music. 

Grade of C or better in listed prerequisites
DSGN M376 Motion Design + Narrative II
3.00 crs.

This is an advanced course in motion narrative that focuses on concept, moving typography, and exploration of sound. This is a service learning class which includes field trips in the city of New Orleans. Projects are real-world based however, students are asked to explore and experiment beyond commercial solutions. Students will have mastered storyboarding skills and attain proficiency with industry standard software. Also, students will engage with professional designers and clients outside the classroom.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

DSGN M377 Social/Political Design
3.00 crs.

This course addresses the designer’s role in shaping the public narrative on social issues. Students will examine contemporary cultural, political, and societal issues around the world that have an impact on our daily lives. They also learn how to design communication that increases awareness, motivates, inspires or incites action from specific or broad audiences. In this advance course, students will combine strategies from environmental, motion, interactive, and print design.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

MUED M399 Introduction to Teaching Residency
3.00 crs.

The introduction to teaching residency is the beginning of the culminating experience in the music teacher-education program.  It serves a critical role that allows the teacher candidate to practice and refine skills and competencies learned in courses and initial field experiences.  This course includes study and application of theories and principles of effective planning, classroom behavior and management techniques, and instructional delivery in the classroom.  The introduction to teaching residency allows the teacher candidate to practice and refine skills and competencies learned in courses and initial field/practicum experiences.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

Approved application for introduction to teaching residency, All grades in education and music education classes must be a “C” or above.
MUED M399 Introduction to Teaching Residency
3.00 crs.

The introduction to teaching residency is the beginning of the culminating experience in the music teacher-education program.  It serves a critical role that allows the teacher candidate to practice and refine skills and competencies learned in courses and initial field experiences.  This course includes study and application of theories and principles of effective planning, classroom behavior and management techniques, and instructional delivery in the classroom.  The introduction to teaching residency allows the teacher candidate to practice and refine skills and competencies learned in courses and initial field/practicum experiences.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

Approved application for introduction to teaching residency, All grades in education and music education classes must be a “C” or above.
MUED M399 Introduction to Teaching Residency
3.00 crs.

The introduction to teaching residency is the beginning of the culminating experience in the music teacher-education program.  It serves a critical role that allows the teacher candidate to practice and refine skills and competencies learned in courses and initial field experiences.  This course includes study and application of theories and principles of effective planning, classroom behavior and management techniques, and instructional delivery in the classroom.  The introduction to teaching residency allows the teacher candidate to practice and refine skills and competencies learned in courses and initial field/practicum experiences.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

Approved application for introduction to teaching residency, All grades in education and music education classes must be a “C” or above.
MUEN M400 Accompanying
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

This course will provide the student with the opportunity to observe a professional accompanist at work in a close, advisory environment. The student will develop an understanding of some of the vocabulary, techniques, and concerns associated with accompanying the voice and a variety of instruments. 

MUIN M400 Arts & Entertainment Entrepreneurship
3.00 crs.

This course will introduce students to the historic and current ways of doing business in the entertainment industries and provide them information on the general business principles necessary to allow them to move with confidence when developing business. Other aspects of this course include: the relation of ethics to entrepreneurship, how entrepreneurs contribute to the local, regional, national and global economy, and fundamental issues related to entrepreneurship. The same ideals that guide higher art also guide business and law.

DSGN M400 Design Topics
3.00 crs.

This studio course offers exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific contemporary design focus. This course may be taken 3 times for credit as long as different topics are offered.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

MUPC M400 Guitar Concepts I
1.00 crs.

Using classical form and posture, this course teaches fundamental reading and performance skills, with an emphasis on singing and playing together.

Music majors only
MUPR M400 Senior Recital
0.00 crs.

A full individual recital is required of all candidates for the bachelor of music degrees in performance, jazz studies, piano pedagogy, and composition.

MUED M400 Teaching Residency
6.00 crs.

The teaching residency is the culminating experience in the teacher-education program.  It serves a critical role that allows the teacher candidate to practice and refine skills and competencies learned in courses and initial field experiences.  Teaching residency serves a critical role that allows and teacher candidate to practice and refine skills and competencies learned in courses and initial field/practicum experiences.  Teachers in residence will also participate in the Teaching Residency Seminar (i.e., MUED M452) to include study and application of theories and principles of effective planning, classroom behavior and management techniques, and instructional delivery in the classroom setting and support student experiences in the school music classroom.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

Student must submit Praxis II Music Content Area/Principle of Learning and Teaching Exam Reports verifying that the student has passed these exams in order to complete the teaching residency
MUED M400 Teaching Residency
6.00 crs.

The teaching residency is the culminating experience in the teacher-education program.  It serves a critical role that allows the teacher candidate to practice and refine skills and competencies learned in courses and initial field experiences.  Teaching residency serves a critical role that allows and teacher candidate to practice and refine skills and competencies learned in courses and initial field/practicum experiences.  Teachers in residence will also participate in the Teaching Residency Seminar (i.e., MUED M452) to include study and application of theories and principles of effective planning, classroom behavior and management techniques, and instructional delivery in the classroom setting and support student experiences in the school music classroom.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

Student must submit Praxis II Music Content Area/Principle of Learning and Teaching Exam Reports verifying that the student has passed these exams in order to complete the teaching residency
MUED M400 Teaching Residency
6.00 crs.

The teaching residency is the culminating experience in the teacher-education program.  It serves a critical role that allows the teacher candidate to practice and refine skills and competencies learned in courses and initial field experiences.  Teaching residency serves a critical role that allows and teacher candidate to practice and refine skills and competencies learned in courses and initial field/practicum experiences.  Teachers in residence will also participate in the Teaching Residency Seminar (i.e., MUED M452) to include study and application of theories and principles of effective planning, classroom behavior and management techniques, and instructional delivery in the classroom setting and support student experiences in the school music classroom.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

Student must submit Praxis II Music Content Area/Principle of Learning and Teaching Exam Reports verifying that the student has passed these exams in order to complete the teaching residency
MUED M400 Teaching Residency
6.00 crs.

The teaching residency is the culminating experience in the teacher-education program.  It serves a critical role that allows the teacher candidate to practice and refine skills and competencies learned in courses and initial field experiences.  Teaching residency serves a critical role that allows and teacher candidate to practice and refine skills and competencies learned in courses and initial field/practicum experiences.  Teachers in residence will also participate in the Teaching Residency Seminar (i.e., MUED M452) to include study and application of theories and principles of effective planning, classroom behavior and management techniques, and instructional delivery in the classroom setting and support student experiences in the school music classroom.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

Student must submit Praxis II Music Content Area/Principle of Learning and Teaching Exam Reports verifying that the student has passed these exams in order to complete the teaching residency
MUPC M401 Guitar Concepts II
1.00 crs.

This course is a continuation of Guitar Concepts I, adding barre chords and more finger patterns.

Music majors only, or permission of instructor
MUTH M402 Form and Analysis I
2.00 crs.

This course is a formal and harmonic analysis of fugue and musical works from the classical through post-romantic periods.

Prerequisite
MUPC M402 Guitar Concepts III
1.00 crs.

Content varies with class.

Guitar Class I – II for non-majors, or Guitar Concepts I – II, or permission of instructor
MUPC M402 Guitar Concepts III
1.00 crs.

Content varies with class.

Guitar Class I – II for non-majors, or Guitar Concepts I – II, or permission of instructor
MUPC M402 Guitar Concepts III
1.00 crs.

Content varies with class.

Guitar Class I – II for non-majors, or Guitar Concepts I – II, or permission of instructor
MUPC M402 Guitar Concepts III
1.00 crs.

Content varies with class.

Guitar Class I – II for non-majors, or Guitar Concepts I – II, or permission of instructor
MUTH M403 Form and Analysis II
2.00 crs.

This course covers analysis of 20th-century music and Schenkerian analysis of tonal music.

Prerequisite
MUGN M406 Psychology of Music
3.00 crs.

This course will provide a general introduction to a wide variety of related topics within the psychology of music. Topics will include connections between philosophy and music psychology, the basis for human musicality and musical behaviors from around the world, acoustics, hearing, psychoacoustics, music cognition, the brain, music perception, bodily responses, and emotional responses to music. The class will explore what it means to be a musical person through the examination of literature on music performance skills, the shaping of musical self-identity, music learning, how music plays a significant role in health, and music in a variety of social contexts.

MUHL M406 Topics in Music History: 1850 – present
2.00 crs.

A seminar-style study of a single topic concerning music from Wagner to the present, usually focusing on some aspect of Western art music but including consideration of influences from world musics and popular musics. Course may be repeated for credit, as long as topic is different.

or permission of instructor
MUHL M406 Topics in Music History: 1850 – present
2.00 crs.

A seminar-style study of a single topic concerning music from Wagner to the present, usually focusing on some aspect of Western art music but including consideration of influences from world musics and popular musics. Course may be repeated for credit, as long as topic is different.

or permission of instructor
MUHL M407 Topics in Operatic Literature
2.00 crs.

This is a seminar-style study of a single topic in the history of opera. Course may be repeated for credit, as long as topic is different.

or permission of instructor
MUHL M407 Topics in Operatic Literature
2.00 crs.

This is a seminar-style study of a single topic in the history of opera. Course may be repeated for credit, as long as topic is different.

or permission of instructor
MUGN M408 Internet Technologies II
2.00 crs.

An in-depth exploration of the technologies behind the distribution and promotion of digital media on the web. Existing platforms will be discussed, as well as programming techniques related to media streaming, web commerce, database management, and related concepts. Students will apply knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, and MySql to create interactive, media-rich web pages.

There is a lab fee of $75 for this course for minors & non-majors in the Department of Music Industry Studies.

MUPD M409 String Pedagogy
1.00 crs.

This course is an analysis of teaching materials and didactic approaches. Also covered is the minor maintenance of string instruments.

MUTH M410 Composition V
2.00 crs.

Private instruction in composition. Course content varies with the background and experience of the student. Instruction is focused on preparation of a senior recital of original compositions in a variety of media.

Prerequisite
THEA M410 Directing
3.00 crs.

Basic concepts of stage directing, script analysis, blocking, casting, rehearsal procedures, and other problems of presentation will be discussed.

Junior, or permission of instructor, Non-major prerequisites: junior standing and permission of instructor
THEA M410 Directing
3.00 crs.

Basic concepts of stage directing, script analysis, blocking, casting, rehearsal procedures, and other problems of presentation will be discussed.

Junior, or permission of instructor, Non-major prerequisites: junior standing and permission of instructor
MUGN M410 Electronic Music Production
3.00 crs.

This class provides an overview of historic and technical foundations of electronic and digital sound synthesis. Students create custom synthesizers from the bottom up, first through additive synthesis and the use of fundamental waveforms, and later through the application of more advanced sound synthesis techniques. High level programming languages, Max/MSP, will be used to program the synthesizers. Later in the course, fundamental principles will be extended into more specialized topics.

MUHL M410 Orchestral Literature
2.00 crs.

This course is a survey of orchestral literature from the Baroque to the present including stylistic analysis of selected works.

or permission of instructor
MUHL M410 Orchestral Literature
2.00 crs.

This course is a survey of orchestral literature from the Baroque to the present including stylistic analysis of selected works.

or permission of instructor
MUPD M410 Piano Pedagogy VII: Practicum
1.00 crs.

Each student will be apprenticed to a New Orleans area piano teacher as an assistant teacher with grades determined in consultation with each cooperating teacher. Observations will be made periodically by a member of the piano pedagogy faculty, in addition to those of the supervisory teacher.

Junior
DANC M411 Ballet Repertory
3.00 crs.

This course is for students who have an advanced level of ballet technique and who are interested in pursuing a minor in ballet. Classes are based on the basic principles of classical ballet according to the Russian ballet technique developed by Agrippina Vaganova. Students perform classical and character, jazz, or contemporary works in the Loyola Ballet Concert.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

or permission of instructor via audition
MUTH M411 Composition VI
2.00 crs.

Private instruction in composition. Course content varies with the background and experience of the student. Instruction is focused on preparation of a senior recital of original compositions in a variety of media.

Prerequisite
MUPD M411 Piano Pedagogy VIII: Practicum
1.00 crs.

This course is a continuation of Piano Pedagogy VII.

MUIN M415 Arts Administration
3.00 crs.

This course concerns the management of nonprofit side of the music and arts businesses, including symphony orchestras, schools, theatre, opera, museums, foundations, and other not for profit institutions related to music and the arts. All aspects of what defines a successful arts program will be considered: grant research and writing, organizational structures, strategic and business planning, sponsorship proposals, special events production, marketing, and legal issues.

MUTY M417 Music Therapy Field Work Seminar IV
1.00 crs.

This course focuses on ethical practice and the use of research to support music therapy clinical work. Similar to Field Work Seminar III, students at this level typically meet with their supervisor in advance of the first session at their site so they can come in facilitating session experiences from the first day there, but are expected to be facilitating sessions in full by the second week. 

This course has a $50.00 course fee.

THEA M417 Playwriting Workshop
3.00 crs.

Analysis of linear and nonlinear plays for an appreciation of principles operative in both. Student is expected to complete at least one one-act play or the first draft of a full-length play. Open to all students (THEA M107 The Dramatic Imagination is a prerequisite for Theatre Arts majors only). 

THEA M417 Playwriting Workshop
3.00 crs.

Analysis of linear and nonlinear plays for an appreciation of principles operative in both. Student is expected to complete at least one one-act play or the first draft of a full-length play. Open to all students (THEA M107 The Dramatic Imagination is a prerequisite for Theatre Arts majors only). 

THEA M417 Playwriting Workshop
3.00 crs.

Analysis of linear and nonlinear plays for an appreciation of principles operative in both. Student is expected to complete at least one one-act play or the first draft of a full-length play.

Open to all students, THEA M107 The Dramatic Imagination required for theatre arts majors only
THEA M417 Playwriting Workshop
3.00 crs.

Analysis of linear and nonlinear plays for an appreciation of principles operative in both. Student is expected to complete at least one one-act play or the first draft of a full-length play.

Open to all students, THEA M107 The Dramatic Imagination required for theatre arts majors only
THEA M420 Advanced Directing
3.00 crs.

This course emphasizes directing the period play. Consideration of period performance practices and the aesthetic concerns of classicism, romanticism, and pre-1900 Drama will be studied.

Prerequisite
MUIN M420 Contemporary Issues in Arts & Entertainment
3.00 crs.

This is an umbrella course that changes each year to accommodate new developments and trends in the music industry.

FILM M420 Post-Production Workshop
3.00 crs.

Providing extensive hands-on training in sound, editing,  graphics, and other post-production topics in filmmaking. Currently used practices found in today’s film and television industry will provide experience directly related to working in this field. Also, the class will collaborate with other courses in related topic areas. 

MUGN M420 Senior Project
3.00 crs.

An exhaustive inquiry into a single topic chosen by the student in consultation with a faculty member who will supervise and evaluate the project.

Permission of instructor
MUTH M420 Topics in Music Theory
3.00 crs.

A seminar-style study of a single analytical technique, such as Schenkerian analysis or pitch-class set theory, or analytical survey of a particular body of literature, such as the Classical string quartet or 20th-century sacred music for chorus and orchestra.

Permission of instructor
MUIN M420-051 Craft/Business of Songwriting
3.00 crs.

This class is an overview of the business of songwriting from a real world perspective. Methods of the craft and business of songwriting involving lyrics, melodies, song structure, demo recording, song exploitation, administration, royalty collections and more will be studied and practiced. Students will write original songs, make demonstration recordings of original songs and pursue the exploitation of those songs-- lots of hands-on exposure to what is currently relevant to the business of successful commercial songwriting.

MUGN M425 Video Editing
3.00 crs.

A basic introduction into the theoretical and practical aspects of video editing, including the use of Final Cut Pro, Avid, and other editing platforms.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

THEA M430 Scene Design
3.00 crs.

This course involves the fundamentals of scene design where the student will study principles of model building, ground plans, perspective, front elevations, color theory, and concept. Practicum lab by arrangement.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

or permission of instructor
THEA M430 Scene Design
3.00 crs.

This course involves the fundamentals of scene design where the student will study principles of model building, ground plans, perspective, front elevations, color theory, and concept. Practicum lab by arrangement.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

or permission of instructor
MUTH M430 Song Writing
2.00 crs.

This course addresses the art, the structure, and the method of songwriting, including lyric writing, construction of melody, and form. It includes all genres and styles

Any of the prerequisites are accepted
MUTH M430 Song Writing
2.00 crs.

This course addresses the art, the structure, and the method of songwriting, including lyric writing, construction of melody, and form. It includes all genres and styles

Any of the prerequisites are accepted
MUTH M430 Song Writing
2.00 crs.

This course addresses the art, the structure, and the method of songwriting, including lyric writing, construction of melody, and form. It includes all genres and styles

Any of the prerequisites are accepted
MUTY M434 Music Therapy in Mental Health
3.00 crs.

This course is an overview of music therapy theory, research, and practice as it pertains to assessment treatment and evaluation in mental health and wellness. There is an experiential component. Cultural considerations will be presented.

or permission of instructor
MUTY M434 Music Therapy in Mental Health
3.00 crs.

This course is an overview of music therapy theory, research, and practice as it pertains to assessment treatment and evaluation in mental health and wellness. There is an experiential component. Cultural considerations will be presented.

or permission of instructor
MUGN M435 Film Scoring
3.00 crs.

This course provides students with an overview of film and TV scoring, focusing on both composition and music supervision. The following topics will be addressed: a film’s “music team” (director, producer, music supervisor, film editor, composer) and the respective roles of each will be discussed; the general functions of music in film and TV; budgeting for music; “temp scores; music licensing (master and sync), spotting a film; general vocabulary of the industry; the “tools” used by composers. Students will work with each other in creative teams to “score” scenes from projects

Any of the prerequisites are accepted
MUTH M435 Film Scoring
3.00 crs.

This course provides students with an overview of film and TV scoring, focusing on both composition and music supervision. The following topics will be addressed: a film’s “music team” (director, producer, music supervisor, film editor, composer) and the respective roles of each will be discussed; the general functions of music in film and TV; budgeting for music; “temp scores; music licensing (master and sync), spotting a film; general vocabulary of the industry; the “tools” used by composers. Students will work with each other in creative teams to “score” scenes from projects.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

Any of the prerequisites are accepted
MUGN M435 Film Scoring
3.00 crs.

This course provides students with an overview of film and TV scoring, focusing on both composition and music supervision. The following topics will be addressed: a film’s “music team” (director, producer, music supervisor, film editor, composer) and the respective roles of each will be discussed; the general functions of music in film and TV; budgeting for music; “temp scores; music licensing (master and sync), spotting a film; general vocabulary of the industry; the “tools” used by composers. Students will work with each other in creative teams to “score” scenes from projects

Any of the prerequisites are accepted
MUTH M435 Film Scoring
3.00 crs.

This course provides students with an overview of film and TV scoring, focusing on both composition and music supervision. The following topics will be addressed: a film’s “music team” (director, producer, music supervisor, film editor, composer) and the respective roles of each will be discussed; the general functions of music in film and TV; budgeting for music; “temp scores; music licensing (master and sync), spotting a film; general vocabulary of the industry; the “tools” used by composers. Students will work with each other in creative teams to “score” scenes from projects.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

Any of the prerequisites are accepted
MUGN M435 Film Scoring
3.00 crs.

This course provides students with an overview of film and TV scoring, focusing on both composition and music supervision. The following topics will be addressed: a film’s “music team” (director, producer, music supervisor, film editor, composer) and the respective roles of each will be discussed; the general functions of music in film and TV; budgeting for music; “temp scores; music licensing (master and sync), spotting a film; general vocabulary of the industry; the “tools” used by composers. Students will work with each other in creative teams to “score” scenes from projects

Any of the prerequisites are accepted
MUGN M437 Audio for Film and Television
3.00 crs.

A practical survey of audio recording, editing and mixing for film, television and other distribution mediums. Topics include project supervision and coordination, recording techniques, sound editing and mixing, room acoustics, media management, and post production workflows.

MUGN M440 Production of Recorded Music
3.00 crs.

This course touches on the aspects of preproduction, production and postproduction of a recorded music, including the relevant business, technical, legal, financial, human, and creative issues. Students will produce several audio recording projects during the semester.

MUTY M440 Professional Topics in Music Therapy
1.00 crs.

This course will cover regulations and professional guidelines governing music therapy practice. Advocacy and program development will be discussed. Students will complete an advocacy project or a program proposal.

or permission of instructor
MUIN M450 Music Industry Senior Seminar
3.00 crs.

This is the capstone course for seniors in the various Music Industry Studies tracks: BBA, BM and BS. This is the capstone course for seniors in the various Music Industry Studies tracks. The course is a summation of the student's experience in the program, and will bridge the gap between the academic pursuits of the student and the next step towards a career goal. In this course students will develop a business idea and be prepared to launch it by the end of the semester.

FILM M450 Senior Film Project
3.00 crs.

Capstone class of advanced study in the production of a single professional-quality film or video or other new media. This project is directly aimed at career development and creating a significant resume item to enhance employment and/or graduate school opportunities for each student. May be spread over both semesters of senior year.

Senior
FILM M450 Senior Film Project
3.00 crs.

Capstone class of advanced study in the production of a single professional-quality film or video or other new media. This project is directly aimed at career development and creating a significant resume item to enhance employment and/or graduate school opportunities for each student. May be spread over both semesters of senior year.

Senior
MUED M452 Teaching Residency Seminar
3.00 crs.

This course will build on the cumulative knowledge and skill level of the candidate and will address accepted best practice by incorporating effective instructional strategies in the area of specialization. This course includes study and application of theories and principles of effective planning, classroom behavior and management techniques, and instructional delivery in the classroom setting. Concurrent field-based placement in a school setting under the supervision of a certified teacher is required.

Corequisites:
DSGN M475 Professional Design Practice
3.00 crs.

This course is intended as a transition course, shifting those enrolled from the mind set of a student to that of a design professional. Students will continue to work on visual problem solving and development of creative skills. Upon completion of this course, students will be more aware and confident about the diverse aspects of working professionally. Intertwined with individual and group critiques will be discussions about the career of a designer: facing the client, pricing projects, working with printers, directing photography, collaboration, competing for jobs, design competitions, etc.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

DSGN M476 Ethics and Contracts
3.00 crs.

This course is taught by a professional designer and includes speakers from the professional community. This lecture course will cover topics from the world of professional design, from freelance to studios to agencies. Current information on job listings and pricing will be discussed. This course will also addresses legal issues such as how copyright laws affect the income and work of graphic designers and sample contracts for freelance projects. This class will inform students on the business side of design and will prepare them for the world of work. In this course students will create a portfolio website and supporting print materials for freelance work.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

DSGN M480 Design Capstone Course
3.00 crs.

This final design course serves as a capstone experience for the design program. Students will author their own project where they will identify a problem and design an appropriate solution. Students are encouraged to choose projects that will propel them to the next stage after graduation. This course includes a final exhibition which is reviewed by outside design professionals. On completion of the course, each student must submit a process book for final project and documentation of work completed in the senior year.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

MUIN M480 Popular Music Capstone Course
4.00 crs.

This is the final course of the curriculum for the BA in Popular and Commercial Music. This course brings together all of the threads of the curriculum. This is very much an applied learning course, an experiential learning course. The student will have already been involved in the production, performance and monetization of music. The deliverable for the course is a website with music, videos, a blog, an e-commerce solution, and a store. The student’s publishing and production companies must be registered and have operating agreements. PRO and copyright registrations must be up to date. Students will create a detailed career plan either as a player or in whatever field that they choose. Students must perform a senior recital as well.

Senior standing in BA in Popular and Commercial Music program
THEA M480 Senior Colloquium
1.00 crs.

The Senior Colloquium is designed to guide the senior through their senior year.  This course will give guidance in career planning to assist the graduating senior.  As part of career development the Department requires a comprehensive Senior Project Thesis prior to graduation. The course is the planning stage for a comprehensive Senior Project Thesis which is then present the following term.

or permission of the Department Chair, Any of the prerequisites are accepted
THEA M480 Senior Colloquium
1.00 crs.

The Senior Colloquium is designed to guide the senior through their senior year.  This course will give guidance in career planning to assist the graduating senior.  As part of career development the Department requires a comprehensive Senior Project Thesis prior to graduation. The course is the planning stage for a comprehensive Senior Project Thesis which is then present the following term.

or permission of the Department Chair, Any of the prerequisites are accepted
THEA M480 Senior Colloquium
1.00 crs.

The Senior Colloquium is designed to guide the senior through their senior year.  This course will give guidance in career planning to assist the graduating senior.  As part of career development the Department requires a comprehensive Senior Project Thesis prior to graduation. The course is the planning stage for a comprehensive Senior Project Thesis which is then present the following term.

or permission of the Department Chair, Any of the prerequisites are accepted
DSGN M485 Design Internship
3.00 crs.

This course provides students with the opportunity and responsibility to work in various companies within the design industries during their studies at Loyola University New Orleans Department of Art and Design. Internships are considered “extended classrooms” and and are essential to the understanding of how the theory of the classroom is applied to the practices in the design world. Internships may be local, national, or international. Internships are encouraged in the last two years of art and design study. Internship class meets to discuss professional documents, expected experiences, portfolios, and past experiences of internships.

THEA M490 Senior Project
1.00 crs.

Senior Project is a capstone project for graduating seniors. See the senior project handbook for guidelines. 

or permission of the Department Chair
THEA M497 Internship/Practicum
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

An internship is supervised practical experience at an approved professional theatre. A practicum is a supervised practical application of previously studied theory within the Loyola University Theatre play season.

Permission of Department Chair
MUTY M497 Music Therapy Internship
1.00 crs.

Internship requires a minimum of 1000 clock hours of uninterrupted service at an AMTA approved or university affiliated clinical setting, commencing at the completion of other coursework. 

This course has a $50.00 course fee.

MUGN M499 Independent Study
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

A student may apply for an independent study only in the following two cases: the student needs a course for graduation which is not presently being offered, or the student desires to study a topic(s) not covered in courses offered by the college. In general, students applying for independent study should possess at least junior standing. Exceptions must be discussed with and approved by the associate dean. Students must also complete a formal application prior to registration and obtain approval from the desired tenured instructor and the associate dean. 

Overall GPA of 2.0, Junior
MUED M499 Independent Study
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

With permission of an instructor and approval of the Music Education Chair, the student may pursue in-depth *study* of a subject area related to the student’s area of interest and/or music education concentration.  The student, in consultation with the instructor, must outline the course plan of study in advance of university course registration. The written description should indicate the purpose and objective(s) of the independent study, preliminary list of relevant readings, and final product and/or outcome(s) of the course.

MUIN M499 Independent Study
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

A student may apply for an independent study only in the following two cases: the student needs a course for graduation which is not presently being offered, or the student desires to study a topic(s) not covered in courses offered by the college. In general, students applying for independent study should possess at least junior standing. Exceptions must be discussed with and approved by the associate dean. Students must also complete a formal application prior to registration and obtain approval from the desired tenured instructor and the associate dean.

Junior, Overall GPA of 2.0
MUHL M499 Independent Study
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

This course is arranged in consultation and with permission from the student's major advisor. 

MUJZ M499 Independent Study
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

This course is arranged with permission and approval of the student's major advisor. 

MUPD M499 Independent Study
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

This course is arranged in consultation with and permission from the student's major advisor. 

MUTH M499 Independent Study
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

A student may apply for an independent study only in the following two cases: the student needs a course for graduation which is not presently being offered, or the student desires to study a topic(s) not covered in courses offered by the college. In general, students applying for independent study should possess at least junior standing. Exceptions must be discussed with and approved by the associate dean. Students must also complete a formal application prior to registration and obtain approval from the desired tenured instructor and the associate dean. 

Overall GPA of 2.0, Junior
DANC M499 Independent Study
3.00 crs.
Permission of instructor
THEA M499 Independent Study
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

Independent study offers flexibility to meet individual student needs, interests, and styles of learning. They are a way for students to learn specialized material or gain research experience. Independent studies provide students opportunities to explore their interests in greater depth, and make important decisions about how and where they will direct their talents in the future.  An agreement between student and the professor serving as Project Director is require with exact requirements stating the goal, assignments, grading criteria and timeline.  In general, students applying for independent study should possess at least junior standing.

Permission of Department Chair
MUTY M500 Introduction to Music Therapy
2.00 crs.

Introduction to Music Therapy gives students a basic understanding of music therapy, including the history of music therapy, contemporary definitions, underlying theories of music therapy practice, and areas of clinical practice in a global context. This course has a service learning component.

MUTY M502 Music Therapy in Education and Habilitation
3.00 crs.

This course will provide an overview of music therapy theory, research, and clinical practice in educational and habilitation settings. The use of music therapy methods and technology in assessment, treatment, and evaluation, integration of cultural considerations and normal musical development will be reviewed. This class has an experiential component.

or permission of instructor
MUTY M525 Music Therapy in Healthcare
3.00 crs.

This course will provide an overview of music therapy theory, research, and clinical practice in healthcare settings. The use of music therapy methods and technology in assessment, treatment, and evaluation, and integration of cultural considerations will be reviewed. This class has an experiential component.

or permission of instructor
MUTY M535 Music Therapy in Mental Health & Wellness
3.00 crs.

This course is an overview of music therapy theory, research, and practice as it pertains to assessment treatment and evaluation in mental health and wellness. There is an experiential component. Cultural considerations will be presented.

or permission of instructor
MUTY M602 Recreative & Compositional Methods in Music Therapy
2.00 crs.

This course will provide an overview of recreative & compositional methods using in music therapy clinical practice. Definitions, clinical goals, and facilitation techniques will be covered. Students will be introduced to apps and computer programs used in music therapy clinical practice. This course will have a strong experiential component, whereby students practice skills learned in class.

or permission of instructor
MUTY M620 Receptive Methods in Music Therapy
2.00 crs.

This course will provide an overview of receptive (music listening) methods using in music therapy clinical practice. Definitions, clinical goals, and facilitation techniques will be covered. This course will have a strong experiential component, whereby students practice skills learned in class.

or permission of instructor
MUTY M630 Clinical Improvisation Methods in Music Therapy
2.00 crs.

This course will provide an overview of improvisation methods using in music therapy clinical practice. Relevant technology for improvisation will be discussed. Definitions, clinical goals, and facilitation techniques will be covered. This course will have a strong experiential component, whereby students practice skills learned in class.

or permission of instructor
MUPD M700 General Music Pedagogy
3.00 crs.

This course looks at current issues and developments, teaching-learning systems, materials, media, teaching strategies, and research relevant to general music education at the preschool, elementary, and secondary levels.

MUEN M700 Loyola Symphony Orchestra
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Course may be repeated for credit.

Open to non-music students by audition only
MUGN M700 Psychology of Music
3.00 crs.

This course will present a wide variety of related topics within the psychology of music.  The course deals with connections between philosophy and music psychology, human musicality, musical behavior, and physical/ physiological, perceptual, behavioral, cognitive, constructivist, and humanistic approaches to examining music learning.  The course will entail a basic introduction to acoustical principles, and physiological processes for experiencing sound, perception of music, the nature of musical ability, extensions of foundational theories of music learning, humanistic views on music learning, music therapy, mental and physical health, peak experience, musician personality, musical self-identity, and music in a variety of social contexts.

MUEN M701 Loyola Chamber Orchestra
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Course may be repeated for credit.

Open to non-music students by audition only
MUTY M702 Music Therapy Research
3.00 crs.

Music Therapy Research focuses on theoretical and methodological foundations of quantitative, qualitative and historical research methods relevant to music therapy research including selection of a research problem, research design, data collection and analysis, and ethical considerations.

MUEN M702 University Band
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Course may be repeated for credit.

Open to non-music students by audition only
MUTY M703 Advanced Practicum
1.00 crs.

This course will focus on advanced music therapy clinical techniques and clinical practice. It will also enhance the student’s knowledge of the current music therapy research done with a client population of the student’s choice. This course has a $50.00 course fee.

Students enroll in this course for at least 2 semesters
MUEN M703 University Chorale
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Course may be repeated for credit.

Open to non-music students by audition only
MUTY M704 Music Therapy Supervision
2.00 crs.

This course provides an overview of music therapy supervision including an overview of ethical and multicultural considerations, establishing and maintaining effective supervisory relationships and methods of evaluation.

MUEN M704 University Chorus
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Course may be repeated for credit.

Open to non-music students by audition only
MUTY M705 Advanced Music Psychotherapy Models
3.00 crs.

This course introduces students to advanced psychotherapeutic models & practices in music therapy.  Students will learn how to integrate music therapy methods to fit within psychological and music-centered theories of practice. 

MUGN M705 Introduction to Graduate Studies
3.00 crs.

Techniques in research and writing necessary to the completion of theses or other formal documents are addressed.

Required of all graduate music students except those in music therapy
MUEN M705 Jazz Major Ensemble
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Course may be repeated for credit.

Open to non-music students by audition only
MUPD M705 Piano Pedagogy
3.00 crs.

This course offers instruction in teaching materials and literature for the upper intermediate and advanced levels of keyboard students, with a look at varying approaches to pedagogical problems encountered at these levels.

MUTY M706 Music Therapy in Medicine
3.00 crs.

This course introduces students to advanced music therapy methods used in medical settings for procedural support, symptom management and to address emotional and spiritual needs of individuals with chronic and life-limiting illnesses within a bio-psycho-social and relationship centered framework.

MUPD M706 Vocal Pedagogy
3.00 crs.

This course offers a survey of various approaches to the teaching of singing, with an emphasis on the physiology and acoustics of the voice.

MUEN M706 Wind Ensemble
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Course may be repeated for credit.

Open to non-music students by audition only
MUPD M707 String Pedagogy
3.00 crs.

This course looks at past and present teaching techniques and materials, string instrument maintenance and repair, and tone-modification adjustments.

MUPD M708 Woodwind Pedagogy
3.00 crs.

This course looks at pedagogy materials, methods, solo and ensemble literature, embouchure, and mechanical and acoustical difficulties peculiar to woodwind instruments.

MUPC M709 Advanced Instrumental Conducting
3.00 crs.

This course looks at conducting techniques, score reading, and analysis in the context of literature, style, and interpretation.

MUPD M709 Brass Pedagogy
3.00 crs.

This course focuses on the historical development of the capabilities of brass instruments, embouchure, acoustical, and intonational considerations relating to performance and pedagogy; and instructional materials and literature.

MUPD M710 Choral Pedagogy
3.00 crs.

This course offers instruction in choral organization, blend, balance, intonation and vocal production, interpretation of literature, program building, and rehearsal psychology.

MUHL M710 Survey of Wind Literature
3.00 crs.

This course is a survey of wind literature, (from the Middle Ages through the 20th century), instruments, and the development of bands. Classes will consist of listening to recordings, basic score study, and discussions of selected readings and repertoire lists. Class discussions will focus on both the historical and pedagogical value of the selected wind music.

MUPC M711 Advanced Choral Conducting
3.00 crs.

This course offers a detailed study of advanced conducting problems with an emphasis on score reading and analysis in the context of contemporary literature, style, and interpretation.

MUPD M711 Guitar Pedagogy
3.00 crs.

Techniques of problem diagnosis, technical presentation, methodology and evaluation; supervised teaching of guitar classes, weekly meetings for reports, discussion, and performance evaluation.

MUHL M711 Topics in Solo Vocal Literature
3.00 crs.

This is a seminar-style study of a single topic in the history of solo vocal literature other than opera. Course may be repeated for credit, as long as topic is different.

MUHL M712 Keyboard Literature I
3.00 crs.

This course is a survey of piano literature from the Baroque era to the present. It includes a survey of important keyboard repertoire that precedes the Baroque.

MUHL M713 Keyboard Literature II
3.00 crs.

This course is a continuation of Keyboard Literature I.

MUTY M718 Music Therapy Theories
2.00 crs.

This course will provide an overview of the neurological, developmental, and music centered theories that provide the foundation for music therapy practice.

MUTY M720 Multicultural Issues in Music Therapy
2.00 crs.

This course is designed to introduce students to multicultural concepts and critical theories as they relate to music therapy. This course is further designed to advance and strengthen student ability to synthesize and reflect critically and analytically on their own cultural experiences as they relate to their learning in this field of study.

MUTH M720 Topics in Music Theory
3.00 crs.

A seminar-style study of a single analytical technique, such as Schenkerian analysis or pitch-class set theory, or an analytical survey of a particular body of literature, such as the Classical string quartet or 20th-century sacred music for chorus and orchestra.

MUPR M721 - M748 Applied Study
2.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

This is a concentrated study of voice or of string, woodwind, brass, percussion, or keyboard instruments. Students must display a degree of performance proficiency appropriate to graduate level work. Creditable as needed.

MUPR M800 Graduate Recital
3.00 crs.

This course is a full, individual program of music of a level appropriate to graduate level study of applied music.

MUEN M800 Training Orchestra
1.00 crs.

Training Orchestra, Opera Workshop, and Vocal Chamber Ensemble. These courses involve regular rehearsals and performance in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Course may be repeated for credit.

Open to non-music students by audition only
MUEN M801 Opera Workshop
1.00 crs.

Training Orchestra, Opera Workshop, and Vocal Chamber Ensemble. These courses involve regular rehearsals and performance in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Course may be repeated for credit.

Open to non-music students by audition only
MUEN M802 Vocal Chamber Ensemble
1.00 crs.

Training Orchestra, Opera Workshop, and Vocal Chamber Ensemble. These courses involve regular rehearsals and performance in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Course may be repeated for credit.

Open to non-music students by audition only
MUHL M807 Topics in Operatic Literature
3.00 crs.

This is a seminar-style study of a single topic in the history of opera. Course may be repeated for credit, as long as topic is different.

MUTH M808 Style Analysis I
3.00 crs.

This course offers a theoretical analysis of selected works from the Baroque through post-romantic periods in correlation with historical development of compositional practices.

MUTH M809 Style Analysis II
3.00 crs.

This course offers a theoretical analysis of selected works of 20th-century music and an introduction to the theories of Heinrich Schenker and their application to the tonal repertoire.

MUTH M810 Composition
3.00 crs.

This course offers private instruction in musical composition. Substantial theoretical background and experience in writing in neotonal styles is assumed. A rehearsed presentation of an original work written during the term is required. Creditable repeatedly.

MUHL M810 Orchestral Literature
3.00 crs.

This course offers a survey of orchestral literature from the Baroque to the present and includes stylistic analysis of selected works.

MUGN M810 Thesis
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

Formal, written, research study of a specific area of music, music education, or music therapy.

MUTY M812 Guided Imagery & Music Level I
3.00 crs.

Emphasizes the development of Introductory Level (Level I) skills in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) as sanctioned by the Association for Music and Imagery (AMI). This course involves group participation to develop self-awareness, acceptance, and effective interpersonal skills.

MUHL M812 Topics in Music History: before 1600
3.00 crs.

A seminar-style study of a topic concerning music before c. 1600. Course may be repeated for credit, as long as topic is different.

MUHL M813 Topics in Music History: 1550 – 1800
3.00 crs.

A seminar-style study of a topic concerning music between the birth of opera and the French Revolution, usually focusing on some aspect of Western art music but including consideration of influences from world musics and popular musics. Course may be repeated for credit, as long as topic is different.

MUTY M814 Advanced Research Methods
3.00 crs.

This course provides an overview of advance research methods including mixed methods, arts-based, and action research; microanalysis, systematic reviews and qualitative synthesis.

MUHL M814 Topics in Music History: 1770 – 1920
3.00 crs.

A seminar-style study of a topic concerning music between the era of the French Revolution and the First World War, usually focusing on some aspect of Western art music but including consideration of influences from world musics and popular musics. Course may be repeated for credit, as long as topic is different.

MUHL M815 Topics in Music History: 1850 – present
3.00 crs.

A seminar-style study of a single topic concerning music from Wagner to the present, usually focusing on some aspect of Western art music but including consideration of influences from world musics and popular musics. Course may be repeated for credit, as long as topic is different.

MUTY M820 Music Therapy Group Work
3.00 crs.

This course provides an overview of group therapy theory and its application to music therapy group work.

or permission of instructor
MUTY M822 Research Apprenticeship
1.00 crs.

This course is designed to teach students how to conduct music therapy research. Students will participate as a member of a research team for an on-going faculty research project. Students may repeat this course. This course has a $50 course fee. 

MUEN M900 String Ensemble
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Course may be repeated for credit.

Open to non-music students by audition only
MUEN M901 Woodwind Ensemble
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Course may be repeated for credit.

Open to non-music students by audition only
MUEN M902 Brass Ensemble
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Course may be repeated for credit.

Open to non-music students by audition only
MUEN M903 Percussion Ensemble
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Course may be repeated for credit.

Open to non-music students by audition only
MUEN M904 Jazz Combo
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Course may be repeated for credit.

Open to non-music students by audition only
MUEN M905 Guitar Ensemble
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Course may be repeated for credit.

Open to non-music students by audition only
MUEN M906 Piano Chamber Ensemble
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Course may be repeated for credit.

Open to non-music students by audition only
MUEN M907 Flute Ensemble
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Course may be repeated for credit.

Open to non-music students by audition only
MUEN M908 Clarinet Ensemble
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Course may be repeated for credit.

Open to non-music students by audition only
MUEN M909 Saxophone Ensemble
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Course may be repeated for credit.

Open to non-music students by audition only
MUEN M910 Trombone Ensemble
1.00 crs.

These courses involve regular rehearsals and performances in groups of various sizes and constitutions. Course may be repeated for credit.

Open to non-music students by audition only
CMMN O202 Game as Art
3.00 crs.

Loyola Core - Knowledge & Values: Creative Arts & Cultures

This course teaches students how to understand, examine, and critically analyze digital media and digital games as aesthetic objects. The course places digital games in a historical context of other games and sports and examines how previous forms of play are influenced by digital media.

MUGN O202 Music and the Human Experience
3.00 crs.

Creative Arts and Cultures
RAC: Diversity
Service Learning Required

This course encourages students to develop a new and different way of speaking and thinking about music and its relevancy to all cultures; hence, this course draws upon music from the Western “classical” tradition as well as from various areas throughout the world. In framing the course from the perspective of the West, our study will not simply compare and contrast the world’s musical cultures with our own, but will further encourage us to reflect on the values, traditions, and ideologies that engender musical experience in the West, both past and present. Thus, tradition and history—two of the strongest cultural agencies that condition the Western musical experience—will serve as a kind of “vantage point” through which we will interpret the cultural practice of music within a variety of global contexts.

MUGN O204 Women in Music
3.00 crs.

Creative Arts and Cultures
RAC: Diversity

Women in Music examines the role of women in music and musical life of the past and present, primarily in the West. It examines contributions of specific individuals and explores the role of gender in the creation, transmission, and reception of music. The portrayal of women on the stage, in writings about music, in music compositions, and in the media also will be discussed.

MUGN O206 Music and Art in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
3.00 crs.

Creative Arts and Cultures
RAC: Premodern

This course will examine intersections between music and the visual arts during the middle ages and the early modern period, focusing on selected cultural moments such as the court of Charlemagne c. 800, the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris c. 1200, and Florence in the fifteenth centuries.

MUGN O208 Song of the South
3.00 crs.

Creative Arts and Cultures

The south continues to maintain a distinctive set of musical and cultural identities. The various notions of the “South,” however, create a complicated (and often troubled) relationship with those outside of the region. By contextualizing and exploring the diverse musical and media landscapes created within and about the south, and using the New Orleans musical soundscape as a vantage point, this course hopes to work through various understandings of southern identity and the musical sounds that have critically defined crucial aspects of the southern story.

THEA O230 World Theatre I
3.00 crs.

Loyola Core: Creative Arts & Cultures

Theatrical practices, representative plays, physical structures, personalities, and theatre traditions from the ancient Greek period to approximately 1642 will be covered. Within the historical periods covered, plays, essays, films, and other materials are used to examine the nature of theatrical performance. This course will examine how culture, religion, gender, and other forces alter and are altered by the performing arts. Reading, analytical writing, and critical thinking are emphasized, there are no performance requirements. 

THEA O232 World Theatre II
3.00 crs.

Loyola Core: Creative Arts & Cultures

Theatrical practices, representative plays, physical structures, personalities, and theatre traditions from 1642-1900 will be covered. Within the historical periods covered, plays, essays, films, and other materials are used to examine the nature of theatrical performance. This course will examine how culture, religion, gender, and other forces alter and are altered by the performing arts. Reading, analytical writing, and critical thinking are emphasized, there are no performance requirements. 

DANC O242 History of Classical Dance
3.00 crs.

Advanced Common Curriculum: Creative Arts and Cultures

An historical perspective of classical dance from the Renaissance to the 21st Century, through lectures, readings and visuals will give the acquired historical knowledge to view and analyze several ballet masterpieces. This viewing acquaints the students with outstanding performers as it develops in the students a sense of informed critical observation.

THEA O243 Black Theatre: 1940-Present
3.00 crs.

Loyola Core: Creative Arts and Cultures

This course focuses on providing knowledge of African American playwrights, plays, and cultural movements in the United States from approximately 1940-present. The course employs an intersectional approach to theatre, drama, and performance, considering how theatrical texts, styles, and practices intersect with the evolutions within various theories of and movements for civil rights. Students will continue to develop their skills in critical thinking and writing on a range of social justice issues such as race, class, gender, and sexuality.

THEA O244 American Myth and Drama
3.00 crs.

Loyola Core: Creative Arts and Cultures

Many myths, cultural stories, come to us in dramatic form reinterpreted by playwrights.  American Myth and Drama is a course examining the
“American Myth” portrayed by playwrights of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. The emphasis is on reading, writing, critical thinking and class discussions. Students will read, analyze, and evaluate theatrical text written for live performance. Attendance of live theatre will be part of the experience.

MUGN O244 History of American Popular Music
3.00 crs.

Creative Arts & Cultures

This course is a comprehensive study of the history of American popular music, dating from the minstrel of the nineteenth century to the MP3 and Internet. The sources of popular music, listening, music identity, technology, and the history of the music business are components of this course.

or equivalent, This course is not available to students who are enrolled in the degree program of Bachelor of Music.
MUGN O246 History of New Orleans Music
3.00 crs.

Creative Arts & Cultures

This course is a comprehensive study of the history of New Orleans music, dating from the nineteenth century music in Congo Square and opera to the present-­‐day musicians of rhythm-­‐and-­‐blues, rock, jazz and rap. The sources of the music, listening, music identity, social and racial influences, and the history of the music business in New Orleans are components of this course.

or equivalent
THEA O250 American Musical Theatre
3.00 crs.

Loyola Core: Creative Arts and Cultures

The course will examine America Musical Theatre in the U.S. as an important original contribution to the art of theatre.  The history, principal creators, and significance in the culture of the Western world will be explored.  Focus is on learning the history of the craft, acquiring knowledge of the American Musical theatre canon, developing critical skills needed to analyze theatrical musical productions, and forming a deeper appreciation of the theatrical process as required in musicals.

THEA O260 Theatre in Contemporary Culture
3.00 crs.

Loyola Core: Creative Arts and Cultures

This course will examine the basic principles of theatre with emphasis on contemporary cultural context in performance. Focus is on developing critical skills needed to analyze theatrical productions and form a deeper appreciation of the theatrical process as it relates to the creative process for actors, directors, and designers. Off-campus visits to theatre and other venues will provide opportunities to discuss what we observe and relate developments in theatre practice to other forms of cultural representation of the present both regionally and globally.

MUGN O268 Exploring Western Art Music
3.00 crs.

Creative Arts and Cultures
RAC: Pre-Modern

This course focuses on developing active listening skills and understanding how music reflects the arts and ideas of its time. If instructor interest and expertise permits, jazz, world musics, and/or popular music may be studied, but the course concentrates on music of the Western art tradition between c. 800 CE and the present.

Not available to students enrolled in the degree program of Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Therapy, Bachelor of Music Education, or Bachelor of Arts in Music

MUGN O272 Jazz in American Culture
3.00 crs.

Creative Arts and Cultures

This course covers the basic elements and style periods of jazz and how they reflect the culture of America.

MUGN O274 World Music
3.00 crs.

Creative Arts and Cultures
RAC: Diversity

This class aims to broaden students’ knowledge of world cultures through an appreciation of their music and the multiple roles that music plays in people’s cultural lives. Throughout the course there is an interest in music as sound, but also as tied to aspects of identity, to migration and global social processes, to personal and community memory, to politics and power, and to other aspects.

CMMN T121 First-Year Seminar
3.00 crs.

Loyola Core - Foundations

All first-year students take a 3-credit First-Year Seminar (FYS) during their first semester as part of the Loyola Core. First-Year Seminars at Loyola are small, discussion-based seminars that introduce new college students to academic inquiry at the university level by investigating a relevant topic. Specially-trained faculty lead these seminars in a way that instills in students the academic skills necessary to become successful Loyola students. Course titles may differ from section to section based on the instructor's focus for the course..

MUGN T121 First-Year Seminar
3.00 crs.

Loyola Core Foundations

All first-year students take a 3-credit First-Year Seminar (FYS) during their first semester as part of the Loyola Core. First-Year Seminars at Loyola are small, discussion-based seminars that introduce new college students to academic inquiry at the university level by investigating a relevant topic. Specially-trained faculty lead these seminars in a way that instills in students the academic skills necessary to become successful Loyola students. Course titles may differ from section to section based on the instructor's focus for the course.  

VISA T121 First-Year Seminar
3.00 crs.

Loyola Core - Foundations Course

All first-year students take a 3-credit First-Year Seminar during their first semester as one of the core course in the Loyola Core. First-Year Seminars at Loyola are small, discussion-based seminars that introduce new college students to academic inquiry at the university level by investigating a relevant topic. Specially-trained faculty lead these seminars in a way that instills in students the academic skills necessary to become successful Loyola students. A list of upcoming First-Year Seminars can be found on the First-Year Experience homepage

CMMN X236 Understanding Media
3.00 crs.

Advanced Common Curriculum & Loyola Core Knowledge & Values: Social Science

This is an examination of the different mass media, with special attention to their historical and technological development; to the economic aspects of mass communication including media conglomerates and cross-media ownership; to the theories of communication; to the collection and dissemination of news; and to the international aspects of communication.

This course satisfies an Advanced Common Curriculum Behavior/Social Science Modern requirement for students who began their program of study before fall semester 2013.

CMMN X237 Media Play
3.00 crs.

Advanced Common Curriculum & Loyola Core Knowledge & Values: Social Science

This course examines the aesthetics of media use, with special emphasis given to interactive experiences with digital media. Students examine classic and contemporary theories of media, cognition, and social behavior to better understand play and entertainment within a mass-mediated society.

This course satisfies an Advanced Common Curriculum Behavior/Social Science modern requirement for students who began their program of study before fall semester 2013.