College of Fine Arts and Communication


Arts Integration Institute

Course Descriptions

The following graduate courses are offered through the Arts Integration Institute. They are open to eligible degree and non-degree seeking students; usually taken in a sponsored cohort.

IDFA 601 Enhancing Reading through the Arts (3)
Arts experience to facilitate skills, comprehension, analysis and synthesis of text-based learning materials. Includes pre-reading skills, readiness activities, vocabulary building, critical analysis, and creative writing. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

IDFA 602 Arts Across the Curriculum (3)
This course will explore the interdisciplinary planning and teaching strategies integrating the arts(dance, music, theatre, and visual arts) with academic subjects in the K-12 curriculum. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

IDFA 603 Drama in the Classroom (3)
A practical and philosophical framework for integrating drama across the curriculum. Through classroom activities and independent research, the participants will identify the significance and implications of drama both as an art form (product) and as a cross-curricular tool (process). Aligning with the Maryland Voluntary State Curriculum for Fine Arts, the course includes planning, progression, continuity, and assessment. While the course will focus mainly on the primary curriculum, its principles can be applied to the secondary level as well.

IDFA 606 Art Forms (3)
An interdisciplinary course focusing on the four art forms of Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Art through participation in the creative process. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and certification in teaching/ approval of program director/ instructor. .

IDFA 607 Teaching Thinking through Arts (3)
An exploration of interdisciplinary planning, thinking, and teaching strategies, integrating art appreciation and cognition with core curriculum in the K-12 classroom. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and certification in teaching/ approval of program director/ instructor.

IDFA 608 Arts Integration Capstone Seminar (3)
An introduction to action research project in arts integration. Includes the writing of a proposal, outline of project and research in selected area. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and certification in teaching/ approval of program director/ instructor.

IDFA 609 Arts Integration Capstone Project (3)
Continuation of action research project. Includes implementation, analysis, reflection and evaluation of project. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and certification in teaching/ approval of program director/ instructor.


 

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