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By Sara Davidson 11/21/21 11:26 PM

As Spring Class registrations approach, why not take advantage of all that Rice has to offer and venture into the arts? Whether someone is adapting the course between general chemistry and computer science or looking to add another art course to their schedule, everyone needs a change of pace, and these courses can deliver just that. . With everything from modernist auteur cinema to movement training for actors, Rice offers classes for a variety of interests. Not only do many of these courses meet the requirements of Distribution Group 1, but they also offer a new way of approaching hardware, often with a lot of hands-on and performance-based work. So, before you completely fill your schedule, try jumping into these fine arts-focused classes.

14 films before you graduate (HART 180)

This course describes itself as having both ‘modernist auteur cinema’ and ‘shameless viewing pleasure’ for students and features films from the United States and Europe from the 1930s to the 1960s. Reviews for this class are also high, with former students saying they were able to gain a new appreciation for classic films. A D1 credit offering four credit hours, this course is a must for anyone who considers themselves to be a movie junkie. Meeting hours are Mondays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.

Introduction to acting (THEA 102)

Introduction to Acting is a course for anyone who has always wanted to try acting, has a flair for the theater, or wants to improve their communication skills. With voice and movement training as well as group work and monologues, students can try out a variety of performing techniques while learning valuable presentation skills for other classes. This course is just a sample of what the theater department has to offer, opening the door to the department’s comprehensive offering for classes and extracurricular activities. Meeting hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.

Piano for non-majors (MUSI 181)

Piano for non-majors, and some of the other “non-majors” such as voice, composition, and classical guitar are ways for students to learn at the Shepherd School of Music without majoring in music. . This piano lesson offers a chance to improve piano techniques while benefiting from Rice’s award-winning music teachers. Meeting times to be determined.

Undergraduate Choir – Rice Chorale (MUSI 335)

A choir for all skill levels, Rice Chorale is a class with high marks and described as “a stress free environment” and “fun and relaxing”. The songs are in a variety of languages. The course allows students to expand their musical knowledge in a positive learning environment. Meeting hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Beginning of sculpture (ARTS 165)

On the visual side of the Visual and Dramatic Arts department, Beginning Sculpture is a great course for learning more about sculpture concepts while doing hands-on work. Various materials are used, including “plaster, clay, cardboard, fabric, wood and found objects”. This course is the perfect creative outlet for those who need a “stress reliever” in their schedule, according to alumni, and allows students to see the physical build-up of what they have learned during the course. semester. The sculpture highlights all the art department has to offer and can be a good class for students to mix up their daily routine. Meeting hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

Comics and sequential arts (ARTS 230 / FILM 275)

This course allows students to learn more about comics, explore storyboarding and contribute to the “construction and establishment of a research center for the study of comics” within the department. VADA. No previous drawing experience is necessary and students can learn to draw and enjoy comics better on their own.

This course is perfect for anyone who enjoys doodling or wants to learn more about the comic book heroes they grew up on. Meeting hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.


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