Dance and Media Communications I

Course Description

Dance and Media Communications I provides rigorous and relevant experiential study of dance history, dance technique, and choreography along with student learning in media literacy and technology applications. Creation and analysis of student performances will be balanced with explorations into contemporary practices in digital media. Students will learn how to integrate traditional movement and choreographic skills with current technology applications to create new media such as animations, digital images, multimedia presentation, digital video, websites, and interactive performances. Furthermore, student work will culminate in a capstone project that investigates an issue relevant to the student and uses dance, choreography, and visual communications to address a problem within the community or effect a change. This project will afford students an opportunity to learn and practice creative research skills, develop a narrative, engage an audience, and connect an online community to their project.

PEIMS Code: 03834500
Abbreviation: DAN1MCOM