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Rutgers Arts Online at Rutgers University is busy cultivating rich learning experiences at the undergraduate level. We offer several courses for which students may earn Core Curriculum credits. We offer classes in all Mason Gross School of the Arts disciplines: Art & Design, Dance, Filmmaking, Music, and Theater, as well as interdisciplinary courses.

Course number - 07:080:131

Course name - Art Appreciation

Credits - 3 Credits

Do you appreciate art but cannot find the words to talk about it? Are there events in paintings or sculpture that you can feel bu... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:080:132

Course name - Art Appreciation Short Course

Credits - 2 Credits

This is a compressed, 2-credit course. Do you appreciate art but cannot find the words to talk about it? Are there events i... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:080:133

Course name - Design Appreciation

Credits - 3 Credits

Design is about progress. It is the conceptualization and creation of new things: ideas, interactions, information, objects... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:080:233

Course name - Multimedia Art: Sound

Credits - 3 Credits

We'll explore the exciting and emerging field of Sound Art. Did you ever wonder where sound sampling came from? This course wil... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:080:300

Course name - Media Art and You: Creativity in the Digital Age

Credits - 3 Credits

In this course, you will create original media works in a variety of forms including documentary, narrative, experimental an... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:080:301

Course name - net.art: Visual and Contemporary Arts Practices in Online Media

Credits - 3 Credits

Net art became a notable branch in media art with the popularization of Internet cultures and availability of the information systems ... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:080:331

Course name - Digital Photo Image

Credits - 3 Credits

Explore the technical and the creative principles of beginning digital photography. Students will develop their own analytical ey... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:080:431

Course name - Social Media for the Arts

Credits - 3 Credits

A "must-take" for ambitious artists in any discipline. "Social Media for the Arts" provides visual and performing artists with th... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:203:130

Course name - Dance Appreciation

Credits - 3 Credits

Dance Appreciation Online is an introduction to dance as an art form, wherein students study the historical, cultural, social an... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:203:132

Course name - History of Broadway Dance

Credits - 3 Credits

This course explores the evolution of dance in musical theater and on Broadway. Course topics will include a historical survey o... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:203:133

Course name - Dance in Istanbul

Credits - 3 Credits

This course introduces students to dance in Istanbul from the 16th century to the present and facilitates an understanding of th... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:203:134

Course name - Dance in Israel

Credits - 3 Credits

The course presents the evolution of dance in Israel as an art form in a broad aesthetic, cultural and historical context. Startin... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:203:135

Course name - Dance Forms of Africa

Credits - 3 Credits

Dance Forms of Africa course explores dance forms from the continent of Africa. African dance comprises of a variety of dance form... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:203:136

Course name - Dance in India

Credits - 3 Credits

Dance in India course covers a wide range of forms practiced in India in the 20th and 21st century, including folk dances, classica... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:206:431

Course name - Dance History: World Survey

Credits - 3 Credits

In order to understand the history of dance, we must first ask--why do we dance? While dancing is a universal human activity, it does ... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:206:432

Course name - Dance History: 1900 to the Present

Credits - 3 Credits

This course provides an overview of the development of ballet, modern, and contemporary dance practice throughou... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:211:130

Course name - Introduction to Video Editing: Styles and Techniques

Credits - 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to both the technical and creative elements essential for video editing. In this class through reading ... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:211:201

Course name - Principles of Cinematography

Credits - 3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the art of cinematography. By analyzing selected film clips and reading interviews with th... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:211:240

Course name - The Art of Documentary Filmmaking

Credits - 3 Credits

What are the key tools and techniques you need to know to create engaging and ethical documentary films? In this intensiv... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:211:250

Course name - Creating Movie VFX: History and Techniques

Credits - 3 Credits

Special visual effects are increasingly found in films of all types, and understanding their full potential unlocks a world o... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:557:201

Course name - Pain in the Assets? Finance and Entrepreneurship for the Arts

Credits - 3 Credits

The course teaches personal and entrepreneurial financial management concepts. It is designed for nonbusiness majors who have already ... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:557:202

Course name - Become Creator: Mutant Robot Scientists and Our Future Through Creativity

Credits - 3 Credits

This course exposes students to the creative mindset through the work of artists and scientists who contributed to developments i... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:131

Course name - Introduction to Music

Credits - 3 Credits

This course is divided into three sections. The first covers the fundamentals of music, including sound production, commo... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:133

Course name - Introduction to Music Theory

Credits - 3 Credits

Intended for students with little or no musical background. As a result, no previous musical experience is required. This cours... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:134

Course name - Introduction to Music Theory Short Course

Credits - 2 Credits

This course is intended for students with little or no musical background. As a result, no previous musical experience is required... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:135

Course name - Making Music with Computers: Introduction to Digital Audio Online

Credits - 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to computer music technology with a focus on creative composition projects. LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:230

Course name - Music in Film

Credits - 3 Credits

This course examines music created for film from both historical and analytical perspectives. The objective is to establish a... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:233

Course name - American Popular Song

Credits - 3 Credits

An overview of American popular song from the arrival of the earliest Europeans through the 1970s. LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:234

Course name - From Jazz to Hip Hop: African American Music in the 20th Century

Credits - 3 Credits

From Jazz to Hip Hop is designed as an exploration of the relationships between jazz and other African American musical tradition... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:235

Course name - Rock 'N' Roll: Origins to Present

Credits - 3 Credits

This class broadly explores the history of rock music from a wide array of perspectives, covering the period from its earl... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:239

Course name - Rock 'N' Roll: Origins to Present Short Course

Credits - 2 Credits

This class broadly explores the history of rock music from a wide array of perspectives, covering the period from its earl... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:241

Course name - Studies in World Music

Credits - 3 Credits

Studies in World Music focuses on introducing and surveying the music of diverse societies and cultures of the world using social and ... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:242

Course name - Country Music: A Cultural and Musical Survey

Credits - 3 Credits

Country music has been part of American popular culture for close to 100 years. From the fiddle tunes and blue yodels of the 1920s to ... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:243

Course name - Introduction to the History of Opera

Credits - 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to the operatic genre from the seventeenth century to the present day. LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:293

Course name - Introduction to Jazz Improvisation

Credits - 3 Credits

Introduction to Jazz Improvisation covers the basic harmonic structures underlying melodic jazz improvisation. LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:310

Course name - The Business of Music

Credits - 3 Credits

This course covers the fundamentals of the music industry from a variety of perspectives including major record labels an... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:389

Course name - Inclusive Learning in Music

Credits - 3 Credits

Skills and techniques for teaching music to diverse student populations. Emphasis is on neurological, physical, and behaviora... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:965:222

Course name - Performing Solo: From Stage to YouTube

Credits - 3 Credits

Performing Solo: From Stage to YouTube is a performance based elective course designed for students of all disciplines who wish t... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:965:230

Course name - Theater Appreciation

Credits - 3 Credits

Students attend a wide spectrum of theater offerings including Broadway, off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, regional, educational, an... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:965:231

Course name - Theater History I

Credits - 3 Credits

The class focuses on the relationship of these dramatic traditions to current issues such as gender, race, power, and identity, a... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:965:232

Course name - Theater History II

Credits - 3 Credits

Theater II picks up where the first class leaves off and takes us to the present time. LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:965:240

Course name - Staging Resistance: Theater, Protest and Social Change

Credits - 3 Credits

Through plays and other performance texts, videos, graphics, media accounts, and critical theory readings, this class will explor... LEARN MORE

Course number - 08:702:531

Course name - Wind Band Literature for Graduate Music Educators

Credits - 3 Credits

This course will briefly explore research that outlines the criteria of artistic merit that helps identify and define the grea... LEARN MORE

Course number - 08:702:532

Course name - Theory I: Model Composition & Tonal Analysis for Graduate Music Educators

Credits - 3 Credits

This course, which is designed for Music Education majors, explores important topics in music theory from the Medieval period through ... LEARN MORE

Course number - 08:702:536

Course name - Cognitive Approaches to Music Learning

Credits - 3 Credits

Cognitive psychology is a broad sub-discipline within the larger field of psychology that concentrates on the study of menta... LEARN MORE

Course number - 08:702:537

Course name - Behavioral Approaches to Music Learning

Credits - 3 Credits

Intensive study of behavioral teaching techniques in music education, with guided research leading to oral and written reports. LEARN MORE

Course number - 08:702:570

Course name - Introduction to Graduate Studies

Credits - 3 Credits

A course designed to stimulate an interest in systematic inquiry in music education, students will be challenged to critically thin... LEARN MORE

Course number - 08:702:572

Course name - Seminar in Choral Literature

Credits - 3 Credits

Seminar in Choral Literature is a concentrated study of choral literature for school choirs. The main emphasis for the course i... LEARN MORE

Course number - 08:702:573

Course name - Studies in Form and Analysis for Graduate Music Educators

Credits - 3 Credits

Explore the relationship between form (phrases, motives) and structure (harmony, key areas, modulations) as they relate to th... LEARN MORE

Course number - 08:702:575

Course name - Integrating Technology into the Music Curriculum

Credits - 3 Credits

This course provides experience with the three major types of uses of technology by music teachers and students: Preparing Teachin... LEARN MORE

Course number - 08:702:576

Course name - Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Music Education

Credits - 3 Credits

This course offers an overview of significant historical and contemporary philosophical positions that have influenced musi... LEARN MORE

Course number - 08:702:577

Course name - History of the Western Canon for Graduate Music Education Online

Credits - 3 Credits

This course is a chronological music history survey encompassing all eras of western music history, from c. 1000-1950. LEARN MORE

Course number - 08:702:579

Course name - Musical Practices of the World for Graduate Music Education Online

Credits - 3 Credits

This course will provide you with a working knowledge of the discipline of ethnomusicology including its intellectual history, majo... LEARN MORE

Course number - 08:702:580

Course name - Applied Research in Music Education

Credits - 3 Credits

This course focuses on design, analysis, and evaluation of research and scholarly inquiry in music education. Students will consul... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:080:131

Course name - Art Appreciation

Credits - 3 Credits

Do you appreciate art but cannot find the words to talk about it? Are there events in paintings or sculpture that you can feel bu... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:080:132

Course name - Art Appreciation Short Course

Credits - 2 Credits

This is a compressed, 2-credit course. Do you appreciate art but cannot find the words to talk about it? Are there events i... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:080:133

Course name - Design Appreciation

Credits - 3 Credits

Design is about progress. It is the conceptualization and creation of new things: ideas, interactions, information, objects... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:080:233

Course name - Multimedia Art: Sound

Credits - 3 Credits

We'll explore the exciting and emerging field of Sound Art. Did you ever wonder where sound sampling came from? This course wil... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:080:300

Course name - Media Art and You: Creativity in the Digital Age

Credits - 3 Credits

In this course, you will create original media works in a variety of forms including documentary, narrative, experimental an... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:080:301

Course name - net.art: Visual and Contemporary Arts Practices in Online Media

Credits - 3 Credits

Net art became a notable branch in media art with the popularization of Internet cultures and availability of the information systems ... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:080:331

Course name - Digital Photo Image

Credits - 3 Credits

Explore the technical and the creative principles of beginning digital photography. Students will develop their own analytical ey... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:080:431

Course name - Social Media for the Arts

Credits - 3 Credits

A "must-take" for ambitious artists in any discipline. "Social Media for the Arts" provides visual and performing artists with th... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:203:130

Course name - Dance Appreciation

Credits - 3 Credits

Dance Appreciation Online is an introduction to dance as an art form, wherein students study the historical, cultural, social an... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:203:132

Course name - History of Broadway Dance

Credits - 3 Credits

This course explores the evolution of dance in musical theater and on Broadway. Course topics will include a historical survey o... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:203:133

Course name - Dance in Istanbul

Credits - 3 Credits

This course introduces students to dance in Istanbul from the 16th century to the present and facilitates an understanding of th... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:203:134

Course name - Dance in Israel

Credits - 3 Credits

The course presents the evolution of dance in Israel as an art form in a broad aesthetic, cultural and historical context. Startin... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:203:135

Course name - Dance Forms of Africa

Credits - 3 Credits

Dance Forms of Africa course explores dance forms from the continent of Africa. African dance comprises of a variety of dance form... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:203:136

Course name - Dance in India

Credits - 3 Credits

Dance in India course covers a wide range of forms practiced in India in the 20th and 21st century, including folk dances, classica... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:206:431

Course name - Dance History: World Survey

Credits - 3 Credits

In order to understand the history of dance, we must first ask--why do we dance? While dancing is a universal human activity, it does ... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:206:432

Course name - Dance History: 1900 to the Present

Credits - 3 Credits

This course provides an overview of the development of ballet, modern, and contemporary dance practice throughou... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:211:130

Course name - Introduction to Video Editing: Styles and Techniques

Credits - 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to both the technical and creative elements essential for video editing. In this class through reading ... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:211:201

Course name - Principles of Cinematography

Credits - 3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the art of cinematography. By analyzing selected film clips and reading interviews with th... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:211:240

Course name - The Art of Documentary Filmmaking

Credits - 3 Credits

What are the key tools and techniques you need to know to create engaging and ethical documentary films? In this intensiv... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:211:250

Course name - Creating Movie VFX: History and Techniques

Credits - 3 Credits

Special visual effects are increasingly found in films of all types, and understanding their full potential unlocks a world o... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:557:201

Course name - Pain in the Assets? Finance and Entrepreneurship for the Arts

Credits - 3 Credits

The course teaches personal and entrepreneurial financial management concepts. It is designed for nonbusiness majors who have already ... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:557:202

Course name - Become Creator: Mutant Robot Scientists and Our Future Through Creativity

Credits - 3 Credits

This course exposes students to the creative mindset through the work of artists and scientists who contributed to developments i... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:131

Course name - Introduction to Music

Credits - 3 Credits

This course is divided into three sections. The first covers the fundamentals of music, including sound production, commo... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:133

Course name - Introduction to Music Theory

Credits - 3 Credits

Intended for students with little or no musical background. As a result, no previous musical experience is required. This cours... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:134

Course name - Introduction to Music Theory Short Course

Credits - 2 Credits

This course is intended for students with little or no musical background. As a result, no previous musical experience is required... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:135

Course name - Making Music with Computers: Introduction to Digital Audio Online

Credits - 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to computer music technology with a focus on creative composition projects. LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:230

Course name - Music in Film

Credits - 3 Credits

This course examines music created for film from both historical and analytical perspectives. The objective is to establish a... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:233

Course name - American Popular Song

Credits - 3 Credits

An overview of American popular song from the arrival of the earliest Europeans through the 1970s. LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:234

Course name - From Jazz to Hip Hop: African American Music in the 20th Century

Credits - 3 Credits

From Jazz to Hip Hop is designed as an exploration of the relationships between jazz and other African American musical tradition... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:235

Course name - Rock 'N' Roll: Origins to Present

Credits - 3 Credits

This class broadly explores the history of rock music from a wide array of perspectives, covering the period from its earl... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:239

Course name - Rock 'N' Roll: Origins to Present Short Course

Credits - 2 Credits

This class broadly explores the history of rock music from a wide array of perspectives, covering the period from its earl... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:241

Course name - Studies in World Music

Credits - 3 Credits

Studies in World Music focuses on introducing and surveying the music of diverse societies and cultures of the world using social and ... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:242

Course name - Country Music: A Cultural and Musical Survey

Credits - 3 Credits

Country music has been part of American popular culture for close to 100 years. From the fiddle tunes and blue yodels of the 1920s to ... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:243

Course name - Introduction to the History of Opera

Credits - 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to the operatic genre from the seventeenth century to the present day. LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:293

Course name - Introduction to Jazz Improvisation

Credits - 3 Credits

Introduction to Jazz Improvisation covers the basic harmonic structures underlying melodic jazz improvisation. LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:310

Course name - The Business of Music

Credits - 3 Credits

This course covers the fundamentals of the music industry from a variety of perspectives including major record labels an... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:700:389

Course name - Inclusive Learning in Music

Credits - 3 Credits

Skills and techniques for teaching music to diverse student populations. Emphasis is on neurological, physical, and behaviora... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:965:222

Course name - Performing Solo: From Stage to YouTube

Credits - 3 Credits

Performing Solo: From Stage to YouTube is a performance based elective course designed for students of all disciplines who wish t... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:965:230

Course name - Theater Appreciation

Credits - 3 Credits

Students attend a wide spectrum of theater offerings including Broadway, off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, regional, educational, an... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:965:231

Course name - Theater History I

Credits - 3 Credits

The class focuses on the relationship of these dramatic traditions to current issues such as gender, race, power, and identity, a... LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:965:232

Course name - Theater History II

Credits - 3 Credits

Theater II picks up where the first class leaves off and takes us to the present time. LEARN MORE

Course number - 07:965:240

Course name - Staging Resistance: Theater, Protest and Social Change

Credits - 3 Credits

Through plays and other performance texts, videos, graphics, media accounts, and critical theory readings, this class will explor... LEARN MORE

Course number - 08:702:531

Course name - Wind Band Literature for Graduate Music Educators

Credits - 3 Credits

This course will briefly explore research that outlines the criteria of artistic merit that helps identify and define the grea... LEARN MORE

Course number - 08:702:532

Course name - Theory I: Model Composition & Tonal Analysis for Graduate Music Educators

Credits - 3 Credits

This course, which is designed for Music Education majors, explores important topics in music theory from the Medieval period through ... LEARN MORE

Course number - 08:702:536

Course name - Cognitive Approaches to Music Learning

Credits - 3 Credits

Cognitive psychology is a broad sub-discipline within the larger field of psychology that concentrates on the study of menta... LEARN MORE

Course number - 08:702:537

Course name - Behavioral Approaches to Music Learning

Credits - 3 Credits

Intensive study of behavioral teaching techniques in music education, with guided research leading to oral and written reports. LEARN MORE

Course number - 08:702:570

Course name - Introduction to Graduate Studies

Credits - 3 Credits

A course designed to stimulate an interest in systematic inquiry in music education, students will be challenged to critically thin... LEARN MORE

Course number - 08:702:572

Course name - Seminar in Choral Literature

Credits - 3 Credits

Seminar in Choral Literature is a concentrated study of choral literature for school choirs. The main emphasis for the course i... LEARN MORE

Course number - 08:702:573

Course name - Studies in Form and Analysis for Graduate Music Educators

Credits - 3 Credits

Explore the relationship between form (phrases, motives) and structure (harmony, key areas, modulations) as they relate to th... LEARN MORE

Course number - 08:702:575

Course name - Integrating Technology into the Music Curriculum

Credits - 3 Credits

This course provides experience with the three major types of uses of technology by music teachers and students: Preparing Teachin... LEARN MORE

Course number - 08:702:576

Course name - Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Music Education

Credits - 3 Credits

This course offers an overview of significant historical and contemporary philosophical positions that have influenced musi... LEARN MORE

Course number - 08:702:577

Course name - History of the Western Canon for Graduate Music Education Online

Credits - 3 Credits

This course is a chronological music history survey encompassing all eras of western music history, from c. 1000-1950. LEARN MORE

Course number - 08:702:579

Course name - Musical Practices of the World for Graduate Music Education Online

Credits - 3 Credits

This course will provide you with a working knowledge of the discipline of ethnomusicology including its intellectual history, majo... LEARN MORE

Course number - 08:702:580

Course name - Applied Research in Music Education

Credits - 3 Credits

This course focuses on design, analysis, and evaluation of research and scholarly inquiry in music education. Students will consul... LEARN MORE