UArts Professional & Continuing Education Course Registration

Continuing Education Courses

Enrichment and professional development courses for adults of all experience levels.

Courses

This course provides a basic foundation into the craft of acting to all participants, regardless of experience. Through investigating techniques in script analysis, movement, voice, ensemble, and collective collaboration, students gain skills widely useful in social, business or any public speaking situations. Participants are assigned scene-work and/or monologues as a means of personal exploration, and they work closely with the instructor to discover their strengths and challenges as an actor.


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Tap dance is a uniquely American dance form evolved from African-American and Irish-American folk dances. This course focuses on teaching classical tap steps, rhythm and technique. Class consists of warm-up and building a vocabulary of steps and combinations. This course is appropriate for all levels of experience, including beginners. Tap shoes are required.


June 4, 2020 to August 6, 2020, Terra Hall Rm 403
Interested in making music on your computer, but not sure where to start? Gain a basic understanding of digital audio so you can finally start composing and creating! Students become familiar with the fundamentals of digital recording and audio manipulation over the course of five sessions. The first three classes are held in a lab setting, allowing hands-on experience converting audio to a digital format and manipulating it within a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Get acquainted with audio editing software including GarageBand, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, and Pro Tools, and learn to create MIDI-based compositions - compositions where instruments interface with your computer. The final two sessions are held in a recording studio, granting exposure to a mixing console and different types of microphones. Basic mixing techniques are covered in this course, including equalization, compression and panning audio within the stereo spectrum.


June 3, 2020 to July 1, 2020, TBA - University of the Arts
Yoga practice focused on postures and breathing exercises.


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Explore the fundamentals of songwriting - and try your hand at it yourself -  in this course designed for both aspiring and experienced songwriters.  Learn, analyze, and apply the foundational and structural elements of songwriting through this collaborative, growth-oriented experience.  The ground rules of songwriting are outlined, then applied toward your own composition - bringing out your inner songwriter!  No previous music training is required.


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In this unique tap class, you'll not only expand your tap technique but also get the opportunity to perform what you learn. Begin choreography lessons on the first night of class and perform toward the end of the semester(exact date TBA). The choreography in this class encompasses all levels of experience. Note: This course is only offered during the spring semester. Tap shoes required.


January 30, 2020 to April 9, 2020, Terra Hall Rm 403
This course is a wonderful way to participate in the study of voice in a group setting which will build confidence and technique. Class will deal with basic vocal techniques for beginners, including positive breathing habits, posture, good diction, phrasing, interpretation of song literature, resonation, tone, production and diction. Both group and individual singing of simple vocalizes and songs are part of each week's class work. Various singing techniques are covered, including singing with a microphone. This workshop provides a basic foundation into the craft of singing for all participants, regardless of experience, in a fun and welcoming environment.


January 28, 2020 to April 7, 2020, Terra Hall Rm. 1028