Course Descriptions

PERFORMING ARTS (PAR)

PAR 100 Introduction to Performing Arts (3)

The student will explore the content, history, and meaning of the performing arts, styles, genres in western and world music and theatre. Students will be introduced to critical reviews and the difference between what we like and what is good music and theatre. Finally, students will be introduced to a variety of performances and the importance of the arts in society and the quality of life one leads. This course satisfies the Fine Arts/Performing Arts general education requirement. Recommended for non-minors. Offered in the Online & Military Base Undergraduate program.

PAR 101 Introduction to Music of the Great Composers (3)

A survey of musical history from the Baroque to the 20th century. Lectures, listening, and video presentations. No prior musical experience is necessary. This course satisfies the Fine Arts/Performing Arts general education required. Offered annually.

PAR 102 Introduction to World Music (3)

A survey of world ethnic music emphasizing listening skills and musical criticism within a cultural context. Polynesian, Asian, African, European, and North and South American music will be studied. No prior musical experience is necessary. This course satisfies the Fine Arts/Performing Arts general education requirement. Offered alternate years.

PAR 201 Introduction to Motion Pictures (3)

A study of the aesthetic and technical aspects of motion pictures, with emphasis on the film making elements. Includes viewing, scriptwriting, and critiquing. This course satisfies the Fine Arts/Performing Arts general education requirement. Offered annually.

PAR 205 Acting (3)

Beginning work on individual skills through acting exercises, improvisation, and scene study. Concentration on voice, relaxation, and freedom from self-consciousness is developed through solo and group work. No previous acting experience is required. This course satisfies the Fine Arts/Performing Arts general education requirement. Offered every semester.

PAR 208 Fundamentals of Music (3)

An introduction to the basic aspects of music theory and fundamentals of western staff notation. This course is geared toward building a foundation of knowledge in music and prepares the student for further musical pursuits, teaching music, while developing an appreciation of music and building compositional skills. Topics include rhythm, meter, melody, harmony, musical terms, clefs and staff notion. This course satisfies the Fine Arts/Performing Arts general education requirement. Offered annually.

PAR 210 Fundamentals of Theatre (3)

The student will prepare for the academic study of theatre. Students will be introduced into thematic and historical data on the development and execution of theatre. This course satisfies the Fine Arts/Performing Arts general education requirement. Offered annually.

PAR 230 Introduction to Stagecraft (3)

Introduction to Stagecraft is designed to provide introductory level technical training in all theatrical technical disciplines including set design and construction, rigging, special effects, audio reinforcement, video, lighting, electrical, stage and production management. The intent is to educate and develop students who can capably fill technical roles on production crews. This course satisfies the Fine Arts/Performing Arts general education requirement. Offered every semester.

MUSIC (MU)

MU 150 University Chorus I (1)

Rehearsal and performance of a wide variety of choral music, including classical, sacred, folk, contemporary, and popular. This course does not satisfy the fine arts general education requirement. It is offered every semester. This course may be repeated. Grading is by credit/no credit only. Prior choral experience is helpful, but not required.

MU 162 O’ahu Civic Orchestra I (1)

Rehearsal and performance with the O’ahu Civic Orchestra. This course does not satisfy the fine arts general education requirement. It is offered every semester. This course may be repeated. Grading is by credit/no credit only. Acceptance and evaluation by concert master or designee is required.

MU 185 Private Instruction I (1)

Private lessons in beginning piano, guitar, ‘ukulele, strings, brass, woodwinds, and voice. Students may participate in the end of semester group performance depending on their level of achievement. This course does not satisfy the fine arts general education requirement. This course may be repeated. This is a credit/no credit course. Offered every semester by arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. This course has an individualized performance course fee.

MU 250 University Chorus II (1)

Rehearsal and performance of a wide variety of choral music, including classical, sacred, folk, contemporary, and popular. This course does not satisfy the fine arts general education requirement. It is offered every semester. This course may be repeated. Grading is by credit/no credit only. Prerequisite: successful credit in MU 150 or permission of instructor.

MU 262 O’ahu Civic Orchestra II (1)

Rehearsal and performance with the O’ahu Civic Orchestra. This course does not satisfy the fine arts general education requirement. It is offered every semester. This course may be repeated. Grading is by credit/no credit only. Acceptance and evaluation by concert master or designee is required. Prerequisite: successful credit in MU 162 or permission of instructor.

MU 285 Private Instruction II (1)

Private lessons in intermediate piano, guitar, ‘ukulele, strings, brass, woodwinds, and voice. Students are required to participate in the end of semester group performance. This course does not satisfy the fine arts general education requirement. This course may be repeated. This is a credit/no credit course. Offered every semester by arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: successful credit in MU 185 or permission of instructor. This course has an individualized performance course fee.

English 102 and Communication 101 are prerequisites for all upper division course.

MU 325 Musical Theatre Production I (1 to 3)

Credit for this course is earned through a work experience in musical theatre and a presentation of a journal and/or analytical paper to the director of the production or designee. It is cross-listed with THR 325. This course does not satisfy the fine arts general education requirement. Offered every semester by arrangement with director of the musical. Prerequisite: Either PAR 208, PAR 210, PAR 230, or permission of instructor.

MU 350 University Chorus III (1)

Rehearsal and performance of a wide variety of choral music, including classical, sacred, folk, contemporary, and popular. This course does not satisfy the fine arts general education requirement. It is offered every semester. Prerequisite: PAR 208 and successful credit in a 200-lelve applied music course, or permission of instructor.

MU 351 Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble I (2)

Rehearsal and performance with the Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble. This course does not satisfy the fine arts general education requirement. It is offered every semester. Prerequisite: PAR 208 and successful credit in MU 250. Permission of H.V.A.E. director or designee is required prior to registration for this course.

MU 362 O’ahu Civic Orchestra III (2)

Rehearsal and performance with the O’ahu Civic Orchestra. This course does not satisfy the fine arts general education requirement. It is offered every semester. PAR 208 and successful credit in MU 262, or permission of the concert master or designee.

MU 385 Private Instruction III (1)

Private lessons in advanced piano, guitar, ‘ukulele, strings, brass, woodwinds, and voice. Students are required to participate in the end of semester group performance. This course does not satisfy the fine arts general education requirement. Offered every semester by arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: PAR 208 and successful credit in MU 285 in the instrument the student wishes to study, AND permission of the instructor. This course has an individualized performance course fee.

MU 425 Musical Theatre Production II (1 to 3)

Credit for this course is earned through a work experience in musical theatre and a presentation of a journal and/or  analytical paper to the director of the production or designee. Cross-listed with THR 425. This course does not satisfy the fine arts general education requirement. This course may be repeated. Offered every semester by arrangement with director of the musical. Prerequisite: Either MU 325, or permission of instructor.

MU 450 University Chorus IV (1)

Rehearsal and performance of a wide variety of choral music, including classical, sacred, folk, contemporary, and popular. This course does not satisfy the fine arts general education requirement. Offered every semester. This course may be repeated. Prerequisite: MU 350 or permission of instructor.

MU 451 Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble II (2)

Rehearsal and performance with the Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble. This course does not satisfy the fine arts general education requirement. It is offered every semester. This course may be repeated. Prerequisite: MU 351, or permission of H.V.A.E. director or designee.

MU 462 O’ahu Civic Orchestra IV (2)

Rehearsal and performance with the O’ahu Civic Orchestra. This course does not satisfy the fine arts general education requirement. It is offered every semester. This course may be repeated. Acceptance and evaluation by concert master or designee is required. Prerequisite: MU 362, or permission of the concert master or designee.

MU 485 Private Instruction IV (1)

Private lessons in advanced piano, guitar, ‘ukulele, strings, brass, woodwinds, and voice. Students are required to participate in the end of semester group performance. This course does not satisfy the fine arts general education requirement. This course may be repeated. Offered every semester by arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: MU 385 in the instrument the student wishes to study, or permission of the instructor. This course has an individualized performance course fee.

MU 490 Senior Music Capstone (2)

This course is the capstone requirement for the music concentration in the performing arts. Typically, students will prepare a 30 minute recital under the direction of music coordinator or designee or a 25 to 30 page paper on a topic related to musical performance; an in-depth life and works study; or an analysis of a major musical work. Offered every semester with permission of the Music Coordinator.

THEATRE (THR)

THR 120 Theatre Production I (1 to 3)

Credits are awarded to anyone working on a CUH production of a full-length play. The director of the production (or designee) must approve the credits after the student has presented a journal and/or analytical paper. This is a credit/no credit course. It does not satisfy the general education fine arts requirement. Prerequisite: permission of director.

THR 220 Theatre Production II (1 to 3)

Credits are awarded to anyone working on a CUH production of a full-length play. The director of the production (or designee) must approve the credits after the student has presented a journal and/or analytical paper. This is a credit/no credit course. It does not satisfy the general education fine arts requirement. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: successful credit in THR 120 or permission of director.

English 102 and Communication 101 are prerequisites for all upper division course.

THR 305 Acting II (3)

Various theories, principles, and practices of acting on stage are presented and experienced. Improvisations, exercises, monologues, and scenes are all learned and utilized. Offered every semester. Prerequisites: PAR 205 or PAR 210, or permission of instructor.

THR 320 Theatre Production III (1 to 3)

Credits are awarded to anyone working on a CUH production of a full-length play. The director of the production (or designee) must approve the credits after the student has presented a journal and/or analytical paper. It does not satisfy the general education fine arts requirement. Prerequisite: PAR 210 and THR 220, or permission of director.

THR 325 Musical Theatre Production I (1 to 3)

Credit for this course is earned through a work experience in musical theatre and a presentation of a journal and/or analytical paper to the director of the production or designee. Cross-listed with MU 325. This course does not satisfy the fine arts general education requirement. Offered every semester by arrangement with director of the musical. Prerequisite: Either PAR 208, PAR 210, or permission of instructor.

THR 330 Advanced Stagecraft (3)

Advanced Stagecraft is designed to provide advanced level technical training in all theatrical technical disciplines including set design and construction, rigging, special effects, audio reinforcement, video, lighting, electrical, stage and production management. The intent is to educate and develop students who can capably fill technical roles on production crews. Prerequisite: THR 230 or permission of instructor. Offered every semester.

THR 405 Acting III (3)

Advanced work on various theories, principles, and practices of acting on stage are presented and experienced. This course may be repeated for credit. Offered every semester. Prerequisites: THR 305 or permission of instructor.

THR 420 Theatre Production IV (1 to 3)

Credits are awarded to anyone working on a CUH production of a full-length play. The director of the production (or designee) must approve the credits after the student has presented a journal and/or analytical paper. It does not satisfy the general education fine arts requirement. This course may be repeated for credit. Offered every semester. Prerequisite: THR 320 or permission of director.

THR 425 Musical Theatre Production II (1 to 3)

Credit for this course is earned through a work experience in musical theatre and a presentation of a journal and/or analytical paper to the director of the production or designee. Cross-listed with MU 425. This course does not satisfy the fine arts general education requirement. This course may be repeated for credit. Offered by arrangement with director of the musical. Prerequisite: THR/MU 325 or permission of director.

THR 490 Senior Student Performance (1 to 3)

This course is the capstone requirement for the theatre concentration in the performing arts. Typically, students will prepare an individual performance under the direction of theatre coordinator or designee. Offered every semester with permission of the Theatre Coordinator.