CCM Summer 2019 Electives Bring Arts Experiences to All

Complete your elective requirements while learning about the cinematic arts, rock ‘n’ roll or filmmaking at CCM this summer.

CCM offers general studies and fine arts elective courses during six different sessions in summer 2019. These credit-granting courses cover a wide range of topics and are open to UC and non-UC students alike.

Turn your laptop into a musical instrument and play with a virtual band or learn how to play piano in music performance classes. Film a digital video and learn about the technical elements of filmmaking in electronic media classes.

Study the music of The Beatles and Pink Floyd, examine the trending styles of today’s popular music or learn about the evolution of Japanese Pop, anime and video game music in music appreciation classes. Students can also binge watch Disney’s animated musicals and learn about the cinematic arts in media appreciation classes.

CCM summer 2019 arts elective classes are offered online or in person. View a complete list of class offerings below or at ccm.uc.edu/summerarts.

Full Session: May 13-August 10

Group Piano for Non-Music Majors (3 credits)
PIAN 1001-001
(Tuesday/Thursday, 10:10-11:05 a.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration, FA Fine Arts

Designed for those with little or no piano experience; teaches the fundamentals of reading music, playing by ear, using chord charts and improving finger flexibility.
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Music of The Beatles – Online (3 credits)
FAM 2061-001 & 002
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, KI Knowledge Integration, FA Fine Arts, SE Social & Ethical Issues, Mid-Collegiate Experience

The music of the Beatles has made an impact in the whole world both musically and sociologically. The Beatles are considered one of the most influential bands of any era. Their music reflects the cultural and social revolution of the 1960s and serves as a model for understanding all subsequent popular music. This class will chronologically trace the development of the Beatles from their early days through the band’s dissolution. There will be analysis of selected compositions with regard to lyrics, harmony, song structure, instrumentation and arranging. This class will examine their groundbreaking production techniques, individual writing styles and the impact of their music on other musicians and social trends.
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May-Mester (Session M): May 13-June 2

Jammin with Laptops – Online (3 credits)
FAM 2023-001
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, KI Knowledge Integration, FA Fine Arts

In this course, you will play, record and make music with online instruments. There are three units, and each unit includes a distinctive music making session: Individual Session (Unit 1), Collaborative Session (Unit 2) and Creative Jam Session (Unit 3). In Unit 1, you will individually study the basic knowledge of music making, including identifying musical instruments, playing online instruments and recording the music that you played through the exercises. In the midterm exam, you will be asked to answer the basic knowledge that you have learned so far. In Unit 2 and 3, you will form your laptop band with your online classmates to play and record music together. In Unit 2, you will collaborate with 1-2 classmate(s) to complete the assignment together. In Unit 3, you will collaborate with 2-4 classmates to create your own band under your instruction to direct your band members, and play for your band member’s music under their respective directions. In the final exam, you will be asked to answer all the materials that you have learned.
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Jazz Appreciation – Online (3 credits)
FAM 2051-001
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration, DC Diversity & Culture, FA Fine Arts

A one-semester overview of America’s true art form: jazz. The course will introduce students to the various styles of jazz, its major performers, its history and origins, and will also involve attending jazz performances at CCM or elsewhere.
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Lighting (3 credits)
EMED 3005-001
(Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday, 2-4:30 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CR Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration

Lighting is the art of casting shadows to by which a two-dimensional medium creates the illusion of depth and three-dimensionality with images that generate interesting film and video spaces with mood and significance. This course will explore the various theoretical, technical and aesthetic aspects involved in lighting for digital video production. Through demonstrations and hands-on applications in the field and studio, students begin to understand the unlimited potential for lighting in film, electronic cinema and digital television.
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New Media I (3 credits)
EMED 2010-001
(Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, IL Information Literacy, KI Knowledge Integration, SR Social Responsibility

This course focuses on the implementation of core technologies, such as blogs, social media feeds and web-based applications, into online properties. With prior experience designing graphical user interfaces and building convergent media websites in foundational courses, students in New Media Studio 1 work hands-on to integrate front- and back-end technologies, while gaining an understanding of open-source production environments and web coding beyond HTML and CSS. Additional topics include data transfer from Web interfaces to remote servers, data capture and storage, digital analytics, content management systems and the integration of systems in the maintenance of websites. Prerequisite Definition: To take this course you must: Be enrolled in one of these Plans EMED-BFA, EMED-MIN.
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The Art of Recording (3 credits)
FAM 1050-001
(Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday, 8-10:30 a.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, IL Information Literacy

Art of Recording focuses on the basic technical musical understanding needed to engage music at progressively deeper levels of understanding. Starting from simple listening experiences you will soon be able to appreciate what it means to bean “expert listener.” A musician learns the function of musical scales; a painter, the knowledge paint and brushes; a writer, the craft of words and sentences. The expert listener integrates specific gateways that can reveal the depths of sound possibilities. This course expresses the Art of Recording from basic sound physics, music and brain functions as they pertain to the technology used in producing the popular music we love over the last five decades.
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What’s Hot in Popular Music – Online (3 credits)
FAM 2062-001
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, KI Knowledge Integration, DC Diversity & Culture, SE Social & Ethical Issues, Mid-Collegiate Experience

This online course examines current popular music in its trending styles and genres. Students will critique selected songs from the weekly “Billboard” charts and various other media resources, including YouTube and digital download statistics, and consider both the hottest artists as well as promising up-and-comers. Students will develop skills for evaluating artistic intent with respect to lyrics, some basic literary techniques, melody, harmony, rhythm, song form and psychology, and with a look at cutting edge production techniques. Students will identify and compare unique composing and performing styles of today’s artists and identify links between the music business and societal trends. Weekly activity will include reading, viewing and listening to examples online and completing assignments on Canopy. No prerequisite. No textbook.
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Session D (1st Half-Term): May 13-June 25

American Music – Online (3 credits)
FAM 2006-001
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, FA Fine Arts, HP Historical Perspectives

An online history of music in America c. 1620 to the present. Musical life as we experience it in the US today is the product of a history that is in many ways unique, but never far from world-wide influences. This course surveys a wide variety of music along with the social, political and religious movements that have shaped American musical life right up to the present. It examines the contributions of numerous cultural groups, regional developments over four centuries, and the ways music reflects values, aspirations and problems of the population. Course topics include musical genres, styles, personalities and trends. Musical examples, discussions, quizzes and videos are all online. No prior experience with music required.
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Experimental Rock ’60s and ’70s – Online (3 credits)
FAM 2013-001
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration, DC Diversity & Culture, FA Fine Arts

This course will provide a detailed overview of the tools, techniques and musical styles which had a tremendous impact on the aesthetic of various genres of rock music in the 1960s and 1970s, the resonance of which can be observed in many mainstream and non-mainstream musical trends of the last 30 years. It will begin with an examination of multi-tracking tape machines: their development and techniques such as sound on sound, tape-delay and flange, which had become standard practice in studios by the late 1960s. This is followed by a technical overview of electronic instruments, specifically the synthesizer, whose development will be traced from the Theremin. Musical trends such as the 1950s avant-garde and Minimalism will serve as a bridge to examinations of seminal bands such as the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, Can, Neu:, Brian Eno and the Talking Heads among others; the technical knowledge gained from the initial lectures on tape techniques and electronic instruments will be used to gain a deeper understanding of the music of these artists.
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History of Rock ‘n’ Roll – Online (3 credits)
FAM 3031-001
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, FA Fine Arts

Rock and Roll had humble beginnings in the Southeastern US, but over time it developed into a force, beyond mere entertainment, that has defined youth culture on a global scale. Rock and Roll culture is embedded in the fabric of youth identity. Rock and Roll music is a commodity that young people use daily, often with an obsessive devotion. Marketing campaigns that target youth are so relentless that young people are under enormous media and social pressure to join the ranks of consumers. The goal of History of Rock and Roll is, therefore, threefold: 1. To provide for students a chronological survey that examines the relationship between the music, its most successful and colorful artists, the associated recording technology and the impact of the genre on American culture. 2. Through critical listening and reading, the course will provide students with useful, evaluative tools so that they can make historically informed and thoughtful decisions about the music they select and enjoy. 3. Finally, the course will encourage students to seek and appreciate new styles, and perhaps inspire those who seek a career as a pop music artist. No prerequisite.
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Music Appreciation – Online (3 credits)
FAM 2005-001
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, DC Diversity & Culture, FA Fine Arts

An online course that introduces students to a wide range of music in the Western World, covering several historical periods, including our own time. Examines musical styles, musical terms, composers and other aspects of the music listening experience. Considers the historical and cultural context of musical activity and the way it has shaped the musical life from medieval Europe up to the present in our own communities. Students will discuss their own experiences with music and have the opportunity to attend a musical performance of their choice, near where they live, for class credit. Musical examples, discussions, quizzes, videos and film are all online. No prior experience with music required.
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Session A: June 3-July 7

Digital Video for Non-Majors (3 credits)
EMED 2002-001 
(Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 11 a.m.-1:40 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration
While taking this course, each student is required to write, produce, shoot and edit several projects using digital video cameras, working in a digital nonlinear editing environment, and delivering their content through a variety of digital distribution channels to a specified audience. Prerequisite: EMED 1006 or 1016 or permission of instructor.
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Integrated Media Production I for Non-Majors – Online (3 credits)
EMED 1015-001
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, IL Information Literacy, TI Technology & Innovation

Integrated Media Production I is an introductory course — the first of a two-course sequence within the E-Media major at CCM — that provides students with a theoretical and practical foundation in the intersecting worlds of digital media production, content development and new media design. This non-major section will satisfy E-Media major requirements. No prerequisite.
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Japanese Pop, Anime and Video Game Music – Online (3 credits)
FAM 2050-001
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, DC Diversity & Culture, FA Fine Arts

You will learn the evolution of Japanese Pop, Anime and Video Game Music (post 1980) including anime theme songs, video game music and popular songs. Each topic will provide the composer’s biography, historical background and word-by-word translation of lyrics, and will investigate the cultural differences between Japan and America.
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Post Production (3 credits)
EMED 3002-001
(Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 2-4:40 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, IL Information Literacy, KI Knowledge Integration, SR Social Responsibility

Editing is the means by which raw image and sound are transformed into sequences with narrative development. This course examines the mechanics, aesthetics and theory of editing wherein students analyze, critique and edit a range of hands-on production assignments. During the semester, students explore the various theoretical, technical and aesthetic tasks and decisions involved in editing on an Avid HD digital nonlinear editing system. Through demonstrations and hands-on application, students become familiar with the technical, conceptual, theoretical and aesthetic processes involved in editing in a digital non-linear editing environment. By semester’s end, each student will work with producers from the SCP (EMED 3001) class in taking a project through the entire online post-production process, ingesting footage, preparing a rough cut and then a final cut. Discussions and exercises will cover advanced post-production concepts, techniques and aesthetics, as well as an overview of the various edit configurations, applications and hardware used in contemporary television, independent film and video, commercial and corporate production.
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Session B: July 8-August 10

Integrated Media Production II for Non-Majors – Online (3 credits)
EMED 1016-002
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, IL Information Literacy, KI Knowledge Integration, SR Social Responsibility

Building on the concepts and production techniques introduced in Integrated Media Production 1, Integrated Media Production 2 explores the connections between digital media, content development and new media design in more depth. The course focuses on screen design issues relevant to the convergence of media assets, such as video and audio, with graphical assets in the communication of message. Prerequisite: EMED 1005 or 1015.
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Session E (2nd Half-Term): June 26-August 10

Disney’s Animated Musicals (3 credits)
FAM 2090-001
(Tuesday/Thursday, 11:15 a.m.-2:10 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts

This course explores the genre of the animated film musical with a special emphasis on its presumed originator, the Walt Disney Studios. We will consider the unique expressive properties of this form, examining the ways in which both song and the animated medium distort, rearrange, and reflect the world for its audiences. As we trace the genre’s history and evolution from the earliest experiments with sound technology to the latest multi-billion-dollar franchises, we will simultaneously track shifting trends in popular song and film. This history will run alongside discussions of Disney’s complex and often problematic roles as a purveyor of American and global entertainment.
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Foundations of Digital Media – Online (3 credits)
DMC 1000-001
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts, HU Humanities and Literature, CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, IL Information Literacy, Ki Knowledge Integration, SR Social Responsibility

Introduces the field of Digital Media and Cinematic Arts, the faculty who teach it, and the professionals who practice it. Faculty members will present their research and relate that topic to the wider field of Digital Media and Cinematic Arts. Professionals will present their work and relevant projects. This course encourages students to clarify their course of study and build connections with faculty, professionals and students with similar interests.
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Course Fees and Registration Details

Course fees for part-time students are $534 per credit hour for Ohio residents and $1173 per credit hour for non-residents. Costs include program fees.

UC students can register online at webapps2.uc.edu/ScheduleOfClasses.

Non-UC students can begin the registration process by visiting uc.edu/pathways/nonmatric.html.

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Rock out for summer credit at CCM.

Dance, Rock Out and Binge Watch for College Credit this Summer with CCM’s New Online Arts Elective Classes!

Do you need to fulfill your fine arts credits? Have you always wanted to learn to dance but couldn’t get over the stage fright? Do you have free time this summer to jam with a virtual band on your laptop or study the music of The Beatles, all while earning class credit?

This summer, you can complete your elective requirements online. UC’s College-Conservatory of Music offers 20 different general studies and fine arts elective courses during five different sessions this summer. These credit-granting courses cover a wide range of topics and are open to UC and non-UC students alike!

Online arts courses are just a click away: select a course type or session from the list below or visit ccm.uc.edu/summer/finearts to learn more!

Dance for summer credit at CCM. Jam for summer credit at CCM.
Binge watch for summer credit at CCM. Rock out for summer credit at CCM.

May-Mester: May 9 – 29
Full Summer Semester: May 9 – August 6
Session A: May 31 – July 3
Session E: June 22 – August 6
Session B: July 5 – August 6

Course Fees & Registration Info

May-Mester: May 9 – 29

JAPANESE POP, ANIME AND VIDEO GAME MUSIC – ONLINE
FAM 2050-001 | Credits: 3
Learn the evolution of Japanese Pop, Anime and Video Game Music (post 1980), including Anime theme songs, video game music and popular songs. Each topic will provide the composer’s biography, historical background and word-by-word translation of lyrics, while also investigating the cultural differences between Japan and America.
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Summer Semester (Full): May 9 – August 6

MUSIC APPRECIATION – ONLINE
FAM 2005-002 | Credits: 3

Get introduced to a wide range of composers, compositions, musical styles and musical terms and will place these musical works in the historical and culture context of each period.
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MUSIC OF THE BEATLES – ONLINE
FAM 2061-001 & 002 | Credits: 3

The Music of the Beatles has made an impact throughout the world both musically and sociologically. Their music reflects the cultural and social revolution of the 1960s and serves as a model for understanding all subsequent popular music. This class chronologically traces the band’s development from the early days through their dissolution and examines their groundbreaking production techniques, writing styles and the impact their music had on other musicians and social trends.
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WHAT’S HOT IN POPULAR MUSIC – ONLINE
FAM 2062-001 & 002 | Credits: 3

Examine current popular music and its trending styles and genres. Students will critique selected songs from the weekly Billboard charts and various other media resources, considering both the hottest artists as well as promising up-and-comers. Students will identify and compare unique composing and performing styles of today’s artists and identify links between the music business and societal trends. Weekly activities include reading, viewing and listening to examples, as well as completing assignments online
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Session A: May 31 – July 3

INTEGRATED MEDIA PRODUCTION – ONLINE
EMED 1015-001 | Credits: 3

Integrated Media Production I is an introductory course that provides students with a theoretical and practical foundation in the intersecting worlds of digital media production, content development, and new media design. This course is an overview of concepts and processes in convergent media production.
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MODERN DANCE BASICS – ONLINE
DNCE 1022-001 | Credits: 3
This one semester, repeatable course for non-dance majors introduces the techniques and movement vocabulary for contemporary and modern dance. Students will explore fundamental movement principles while developing improvisational and performance skills. They will also develop the perspectives necessary to critically analyze and further appreciate dance as an art form and educational tool with cultural values. Through interactive online instruction, students use recording devices (smartphones, laptops, camcorders, etc.) to develop their dance technique and build a dance community.
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GOING TO THE MOVIES – ONLINE
EMED 1075-001 | Credits: 3
Through lectures and screenings of classic films, students will explore the evolution of the motion picture as a unique and significant form of expression. The course includes investigation into film style, structure, distribution and consumption. Students will be guided in the development of aesthetic criteria for critical examination.
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MUSIC APPRECIATION – ONLINE
FAM 2005-001 | Credits: 3
Get introduced to a wide range of composers, compositions, musical styles and musical terms and will place these musical works in the historical and culture context of each period.
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AMERICAN MUSIC – ONLINE
FAM 2006-001 | 3 Credit Hours
A history of music in America from approximately 1620 to the present. The course considers musical developments in America and the social, political and religious movements that have shaped American musical life. Examines musical genres, styles, personalities and trends. No prior musical experience required.
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WORLD MUSIC – ONLINE
FAM 2007-001 | Credits: 3
An overview of traditional music from many cultures and regions throughout the world, with emphasis on non-Western traditions. This course examines music as a cultural phenomenon influencing the lives and traditions of contemporary cultures and past civilizations. World Music focuses primarily on traditional and folk music, both in the culture’s region of origin and its diaspora.
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JAMMIN’ WITH LAPTOPS – ON CAMPUS (MWF 10:00am–12:40pm)
FAM 2014-001 | Credits: 3
Explore the potentials of laptop computers for music making! Various technical topics (including analog versus digital sound, audio software, effects, gear, MIDI and audio programming languages) will be surveyed. In addition, a survey of the history of computer music will be conducted through seminal readings and recordings. These will provide participants with the technical and analytical skills to utilize their laptops to creative ends in both individual and group projects.
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EXPERIMENTAL ROCK – ON CAMPUS (MWF 1:30–4:10pm)
FAM 2016-001 | Credits: 3
This course will provide a detailed overview of the tools, techniques and musical styles which impacted Rock Music in the 1960s and 70s, as well as many mainstream and non-mainstream musical trends of the last 30 years. It will focus on innovations such as multi-tracking tape machines (which allowed for sound on sound, tape-delay and flange) and provide a technical overview of electronic instruments such as the synthesizer. Musical trends including the 1950s avant-garde and Minimalism will serve as a bridge to examinations of seminal acts such as the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, Can, Neu!, Brian Eno and Talking Heads among others.
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JAMMIN’ WITH LAPTOPS – ONLINE
FAM 2023-001 | Credits: 3

Play, record, and make music with online instruments! There are three units, each with a distinctive music-making session: Individual Session (Unit 1), Collaborative Session (Unit 2) and Creative Jam Session (Unit 3). In Unit 1, you will study the basic knowledge of music making, including identifying musical instruments, playing online instruments and recording music you played through the exercises. In Units 2 and 3, you will form your own laptop band with online classmates to play and record music.
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JAPANESE POP, ANIME AND VIDEO GAME MUSIC – ONLINE
FAM 2050-002 | Credits: 3
Learn the evolution of Japanese Pop, Anime and Video Game Music (post 1980), including Anime theme songs, video game music and popular songs. Each topic will provide the composer’s biography, historical background and word-by-word translation of lyrics, while also investigating the cultural differences between Japan and America.
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HISTORY OF ROCK ‘N ROLL I – ONLINE
FAM 3031-001 | Credits: 3
Rock and Roll had humble beginnings in the Southeastern United States, but over time it developed into a force that has defined youth culture on a global scale. This course provides a chronological survey that examines the relationship between the music, its most successful and colorful artists, the associated recording technology and the impact of the genre on American culture. Through critical listening and reading, students will be able to make historically informed and thoughtful decisions about the music they select and enjoy. Finally, the course will encourage students to seek and appreciate new styles (and perhaps inspire those who seek a career as a pop music artist). No prerequisite necessary.
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Session E: June 22 – August 6

MEDIA IN YOUR LIFE – ONLINE
EMED 1011-001 | Credits: 3

The typical American spends about 11 hours a day consuming media. Could it be, based upon time usage alone, that media consumption is the most important activity in our lives? The media industry plays an enormously important role in our lives and is foundational to the effective functioning of our democracy. Would you like to possess a more sophisticated understanding of media production and its artistic and theoretical underpinnings? Wouldn’t you like to know more about the latest digital production tools? If you answered “yes” to any one of these questions, then this course is for you.
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Session B: July 5 – August 6

MODERN DANCE BASICS – ONLINE
DNCE 1022-002 | Credits: 3
This one semester, repeatable course for non-dance majors introduces the techniques and movement vocabulary for contemporary and modern dance. Students will explore fundamental movement principles while developing improvisational and performance skills. They will also develop the perspectives necessary to critically analyze and further appreciate dance as an art form and educational tool with cultural values. Through interactive online instruction, students use recording devices (smartphones, laptops, camcorders, etc.) to develop their dance technique and build a dance community.
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JAMMIN’ WITH LAPTOPS – ONLINE
FAM 2023-002 | Credits: 3

Play, record, and make music with online instruments! There are three units, each with a distinctive music making session: Individual Session (Unit 1), Collaborative Session (Unit 2) and Creative Jam Session (Unit 3). In Unit 1, you will study the basic knowledge of music making, including identifying musical instruments, playing online instruments and recording music you played through the exercises. In Units 2 and 3, you will form your own laptop band with online classmates to play and record music.
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JAPANESE POP, ANIME AND VIDEO GAME MUSIC – ONLINE
FAM 2050-003 | Credits: 3
Learn the evolution of Japanese Pop, Anime and Video Game Music (post 1980), including Anime theme songs, video game music and popular songs. Each topic will provide the composer’s biography, historical background and word-by-word translation of lyrics, while also investigating the cultural differences between Japan and America.
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HISTORY OF ROCK ‘N ROLL II – ONLINE
FAM 3032-001 | Credits: 3
Rock and Roll had humble beginnings in the Southeastern United States, but over time it developed into a force that has defined youth culture on a global scale. This course provides a chronological survey that examines the relationship between the music, its most successful and colorful artists, the associated recording technology and the impact of the genre on American culture. Through critical listening and reading, students will be able to make historically informed and thoughtful decisions about the music they select and enjoy. Finally, the course will encourage students to seek and appreciate new styles (and perhaps inspire those who seek a career as a pop music artist). No prerequisite necessary.
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Course Fees and Registration Info

Course fees for part-time students are $519 per credit hour for Ohio residents and $1158 per credit hour for non-residents. Costs include program fees.

UC students can register online at webapps2.uc.edu/ScheduleOfClasses.

Non-UC students can begin the registration process by visiting admissions.uc.edu/transfer/transfer_non-matric.

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University of Cincinnati Campuses Closed Until 10AM on Monday, March 3

Due to inclement weather the University of Cincinnati is closed until 10AM Monday 3/3/14. Classes are canceled until 10AM, and all offices — with the exception of those noted in the UC emergency closing policy (University Rule 30-16-01) — will be closed until 10AM. This announcement includes all campuses of the university.

For more information, please visit http://www.uc.edu.

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University of Cincinnati Will Close at 12:30 P.M. on Tuesday, Jan. 21

Due to inclement weather the University of Cincinnati will close at 12:30 PM Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

Classes are canceled for the remainder of the day after 12:30, and all offices — with the exception of those noted in the UC emergency closing policy (University Rule 30-16-01) — will close. This announcement includes all campuses of the university.

The following units never close under any circumstances: College of Medicine, Hoxworth Blood Center, University Police, Office of Residence Life/Housing units, utility plants, emergency maintenance operations, any research unit where the integrity of the research must be preserved, and service units that routinely operate on a seven day per week, twenty-four hour per day service schedule.

University Hospital, UC Health, and related patient care units are not affected by this notice.  Please visit www.UCHealth.com for information about University of Cincinnati Physicians offices and UC Health hospitals.

You can check the status of UC on our home page at www.uc.edu, follow us on Twitter at UCEmergency, or call the status line at (513) 556-3333.  If you have subscribed to emergency alerts by text message, we will also send you a text when there is a closing.

For more information on snow closings, please see uc.edu/content/dam/uc/publicsafety/docs/Snow_Emergency_Policy_and_Procedures.pdf.

The emergency closing policy is posted here: uc.edu/content/dam/uc/trustees/docs/rules_30/30-16-01.pdf

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CCM’s Preparatory Department Announces 2013-14 Programs

CCM Prep's 2013-14 Program Guide.The Preparatory Department of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM Prep) is delighted to announce the details of its 2013-14 programs. CCM Prep provides students of all ages with individual lessons and classes in music, dance and theatre arts, while also providing local communities with performances, workshops and educational opportunities.

Registration is now open for all programs. Classes and lessons begin on Saturday, Sept. 7.

You can view CCM Prep’s 2013-14 Program Guide online here.

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CCM Prep Offers ‘Drop In’ Classes for Adults This Summer

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Experience a casual evening of the arts on Thursday nights this summer, as the Preparatory Department of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM Prep) presents “drop in” classes for adults! No experience is necessary, just a willingness to have fun and explore the performing arts.

CCM Prep’s summer “drop in” classes run 7 – 8:30 p.m. every Thursday from June 13 through August 1 (with the exception of Thursday, July 4), 2013. Admission to each class is $10 at the door. $50 punch cards are also available, offering six classes for the price of five!

Refer to the schedule below for more details on each class. Call CCM Prep at 513-556-2595 to reserve a space or just drop in! Preregistration required for the class on July 25.

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UC Closed All Day Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Due to inclement weather and road conditions, the University of Cincinnati is closed all day Wednesday, March 6. Classes are canceled for the entire day, and all offices — with the exception of those noted in the UC emergency closing policy (University Rule 30-16-01) — will be closed for the day. This announcement includes all campuses of the university.

The following units never close under any circumstances: College of Medicine, University Police, Office of Residence Life/Housing units, utility plants, emergency maintenance operations, any research unit where the integrity of the research must be preserved, and service units that routinely operate on a seven day per week, twenty-four hour per day service schedule.

The emergency closing policy is posted here: http://www.uc.edu/content/dam/uc/trustees/docs/rules_30/30-16-01.pdf

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CCM Prep Announces 2013 Summer Programs

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The CCM Preparatory Department (CCM Prep) is proud to announce its 2013 summer programs. Opportunities are available for students of all ages to discover and expand their artistic abilities!

This year, CCM will host its first Summer Arts Immersion program for high school students. This program is ideal for both local and out-of-town students who want to experience the excellent faculty and outstanding facilities at CCM. Students may wish to experience dorm life by staying in the nearby residence halls, fully chaperoned by CCM Prep staff. One- and two-week options are available in Musical Theatre, Acting, Dance, Voice, Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Saxophone, Chamber Music and String Orchestra. The Summer Arts Immersion program runs from June 10-22, 2013. Complete information including costs, registration and audition information is available here.

Many opportunities abound in CCM Prep’s Jump In program for younger students, as well as adult learners. These one- and two-week opportunities offer beginning and more advanced students the chance to dance, sing, act and play music. Two Jump In programs are inclusive and welcome special learners: “World Drumming” and “You Can Uke,” directed by CCM Prep faculty member and music therapist Mimi Sinclair. Adults can also take advantage of this program’s drop-in classes scheduled for Thursday nights. Learn more here.

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CCM Video: Welcome To CCM Prep

Welcome to CCM Prep, the intersection of process, practice and performance that brings the resources of UC’s College-Conservatory of Music to the entire community.

CCM Prep is designed to provide a wide range of performing-arts experiences, from private lessons to full classes, with performing opportunities from beginners’ solo recitals to polished orchestra, stage and dance productions with full casts and crews. If you can imagine it, CCM Prep can help you get there.

Learn more about CCM Prep’s 2012-13 offerings here.

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CCM Prep Announces 2012-13 Program Details

The Preparatory Department of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM Prep) is proud to announce its 2012-13 programming. CCM Prep provides students of all ages with individual lessons and classes in music, dance and theatre arts.

CCM Prep also provides local communities with performances, workshops and educational opportunities.

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