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Exciting Meadows Course Offerings Open to All Students in Spring 2012

Variety of courses available to non-majors to expand horizons

The Meadows School of the Arts offers a number of courses that are open to all SMU students, including non-majors - some of which even count toward required GEC credits!

View the 2011-2012 SMU Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list, and visit Access.SMU for up-to-the-minute course times and information.

A few highlights:

ADV 3360: Introduction to Graphic Design
An introduction to graphic design as a form of visual communication through the use of type, image, form, and color.
Professor: Cheryl Mendenhall
Meeting: MWF 2-2:50 p.m.

ARAD 3301: Introduction to Arts Management
Do you want to form a band… or run a major art museum? Explore theory and practice relating to managing arts organizations. Topics include forming business entities, protecting rights, managing people, raising money, building audiences, and planning.
Professor: Susan Benton Bruning
Meeting: MWF 10-10:50 a.m.

ARAD 3387: Attracting Capital: Donors, Investors and Public Funds
Every entrepreneur or business owner in the arts is faced with the same problem. Where do I get money to build or grow my business. This course will focus on the avenues for finding funding, the correct uses of capital and most importantly how to obtain capital.
Professor: Trey Bowles
Meeting: MWF 11-11:50 a.m.

ARAD 4321: Law and the Arts
Explore domestic and international legal issues involved in the creation, ownership, use, and protection of works of visual and performing arts. Topics range from copyright management and contract negotiation to recovery of stolen works and preservation.
Professor: Susan Benton Bruning
Meeting: Wednesdays 2:00-4:40 p.m.

ARAD 4390: Developing an Arts Venture Plan: Legal, Strategic and Practical Issues
This course will help develop the skills and practical understanding on how to start a for-profit or non-profit arts-related venture. Starting with an idea and ending in the essentials of a business plan, this course will be your road map for how to build your dream business.
Professor: Trey Bowles
Meeting: MWF 9-9:50 a.m.

ARHS 1336: Ways of Knowing: RASC/a
Learn why nearly every image you see in an advertisement or on a movie screen has been affected by art history.
Professors: Lisa Pon and Roberto Tejada
Meeting: TTH 12:30-1:50 p.m.

ARHS 1338: Chicano Art and the Politics of Place
This course examines the historical context that led to the emergence of the Chicano Art Movement of the 1960s and 1970s.
Satisfies GEC Perspectives (History/Art History), Human Diversity, and Human Rights major.
Professor: Roberto Tejada
Meeting: TTh 9:30-10:50 a.m.

ARHS 1340: Urban Vision: Place, Culture and the Theories of Cities
Examining the history of ideas about city making, this course explores critiques of the spatial, environmental, and social life of cities.
Satisfies GEC Perspectives (History/Art History). 
Professor: WHO Zarazaga
Meeting: TTH 2-3:20 p.m.

PERB 2115: Elementary Keyboard Improvisation
Take your piano playing to new levels of creativity as you learn how to develop your own style as an improviser!
Professor: Melissa Murray
Meeting: TTH 2-2:50 p.m.
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of scales and chords. Instructor permission required.

PERE 1013, 1113: Meadows Chorale
The top choral ensemble at SMU features the most advanced vocal talent in the university. This chamber choir of approximately 28 - 34 students is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of major.
Professor: Dr. Pamela Elrod
Meeting: MW 12-12:50 p.m., TTH 12:30-1:50 p.m.
Prerequisites: Audition (day and time to be arranged with Dr. Elrod)

PERE 1014, 1114: Concert Choir
A large mixed choral ensemble that performs a wide variety of standard chorale repertoire. Concert Choir is open to all students - regardless of major - through audition.
Professor: Dr. Pamela Elrod
Meeting: MWF 3-3:50 p.m.
Prerequisites: Audition (day and time to be arranged with Dr. Elrod)

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