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Community Arts at Montgomery College

Spring 2019 Schedule

VISUAL ARTS   PERFORMING ARTS   ROCKVILLE   GERMANTOWN

Welcome to our community of professional and aspiring artists at Montgomery College!  All of our courses are taught by instructors with a devotion to teaching and a lifetime of achievements in their art.  I am excited for you to join them, learn from them, and be a part of our growing community of artists.  


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PERFORMING ARTS

DANCEFILM
MUSICTHEATER ARTS


DANCE

NEW! Free Salsa Dance Workshop
Discover the basics of salsa dance in this free course! Learn the steps necessary to dance solo and with a partner in DC's Latin clubs. This is a great no-risk chance to try a new dance style before you commit to more serious study.
Instructor: Barbara Bernstein

Course: PFA044                  1 Hour
$0 + $0 fee = $0; Non-MD residents add $0

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34682           1 Session      T
2/26                7-8 p.m.

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34638           1 Session      T
3/5                  7-8 p.m.

 

NEW! Salsa & Bachata I
Learn the fundamentals of those two wildly popular Latin dances, salsa and bachata! Practice a variety of exciting moves while exploring underlying rhythm and techniques. Execute moves so they feel smooth and comfortable to your partner, and make it easy to lead and follow. Once you complete the class, show off your moves at the many Latin dance clubs in DC! Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.
Instructor: Barbara Bernstein

Course: PFA043                  6 Hours
$40 + $40 fee = $80; Non-MD residents add $50

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34637           4 Sessions    T
3/19-4/9         7-8:30 p.m.

 

NEW! Dance Walking I
Discover the art of dance walking, the fun and easy rhythmic dance popularized by Beyoncé’s Formation. Learn the foundational steps, formations, and choreography of dance walking, and how it can be applied equally to professional dance and fitness programs. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only. 

Course: PFA046                  8 Hours
$60 + $40 fee = $100; Non-MD residents add $120

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 35336                       8 Sessions M            
2/4-4/1           6-7 p.m.
No class 3/11

CRN#: 35337                       12 Sessions TWR    
4/2-4/25         5:30-6:15 p.m.

 

Introduction to Tap Dance
Learn the basics of tap dance technique as you express your inner rhythms through your feet. Shuffle, flap, and paddle and roll in simple rhythmic combinations using both structure and improvisation. Experience percussive style tap while dancing to Motown, Beatles and Stones, Reggae, and Jazz tunes. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.
Instructor: Susan Galbraith

Course: PFA018                  12.5 Hours
$77 + $78 fee = $155; Non-MD residents add $120

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34434           10 Sessions F
2/8-4/19         12:30-1:45 p.m.
No class 3/15

 

Ballet I (co-listed)
An introduction to fundamental exercises, techniques, and steps of classical ballet. Basic ballet terminology, correct body alignment, and simple adagio and allegro combinations are introduced in barre and center work. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM037                  37.5 Hours
Co-listed with DANC101

$256 + $89.20 fee = $345.20; Non-MD residents add $561.60

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34626           30 Sessions M,W
1/23-5/13       12-1:15 p.m. 
No class 3/11, 3/13

 

Dance: Introduction (co-listed)
An examination of dance as an art form and means of multicultural expression, ritual, and tradition. Learn the practices, philosophies, terminologies, and styles of dance and careers in dance. The role of dance in world societies and how it relates to different cultures is explored through lectures, assigned readings, films, recordings, and experiential dance activities. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA015                  37.5 Hours
Co-listed with DANC100

$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34630           30 Sessions T,R
1/22-5/9         12-1:15 p.m. 
No class 3/12, 3/14

CRN#: 34631            30 Sessions M,W
1/23-5/13       10-11:15 a.m. 
No class 3/11, 3/13

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FILM

Introduction to Film (co-listed)
Get a basic introduction to the study of narrative film. Analysis of film structure and content will be developed. Basic film technique and language are examined. View and discuss examples of historic and contemporary film at the American Film Institute and in class. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM001                  37.5 Hours
Co-listed with FILM110

$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Germantown Campus
CRN#: 34606           15 Sessions F
1/25-5/10       12-2:40 p.m.
No class 3/15

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34605                       15 Sessions R
1/24-5/9         2-4:40 p.m. 
No class 3/14

CRN#: 34604                       15 Sessions F
1/25-5/10       2-4:40 p.m.
No class 3/15

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34603                       15 Sessions W
1/23-5/8         2-4:40 p.m. 
No class 3/13

 

NEW! Media Appreciation (co-listed)
Mass media drenches our daily lives, yet few people understand its impact. Discover how media is used as a powerful tool for information, persuasion, and social effect. Discuss the messaging delivered by mass-media outlets through the windows of aesthetics, economics, and sociology. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: ART066                  37.5 Hours
Co-listed with TVRA134

$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34601           30 Sessions T,R
1/22-5/9         9:30-10:45 a.m. 
No class 3/12, 3/14

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34602                       30 Sessions T,R
1/22-5/9         11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 
No class 3/12, 3/14

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MUSIC

Introduction to West African Drumming
Learn how to play traditional and contemporary drum rhythms of West Africa! In this class, you will play different drums such as dundunset, djembe, and kpanlogo. Sing and dance while learning the names of instruments and their functions in West African communities. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.
Instructor: Isaac Adjetey

Course: PFA019                  12.5 Hours
$77 + $78 fee = $155; Non-MD residents add $120

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34435           10 Sessions W
2/6-4/17         7-8:15 p.m.
No class 3/15

Music Production for the iPad
All equipment provided, including iPads. Mobile devices have become a recognized alternative to more traditional music production tools, especially when it comes to developing your own musical concepts. This course will teach you how to create ideas, record, mix, and master music entirely on the iPad. Learn to set up a mobile studio and work with professional production apps Cubasis and iReal Pro. Learn mastering with the FinalTouch app. The skills you learn on the provided iPad can be applied to music production on your Android or IOS smartphone or tablet. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.
Instructor: Leland Edgecombe

Course: PFA029      20 Hours
$105 + $95 fee = $200; Non-MD residents add $140

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34436           8 Sessions    M
2/18-4/15       7-9:30 p.m.
No class 3/11

 

Piano: Introductory Group
Music is a universal language sculpted by the compositions of many great minds. Learning piano introduces you to the elements of this language, such as melody, harmony, and rhythm. In this class, you will learn the basics of piano in a group setting. Using a fundamentals approach, we will play and harmonize melodies from the beginning. No previous experience needed. Textbook required: The Older Beginner Piano Course, Level 1 by James Bastien. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only. You must purchase textbook(s)/materials and bring them to the first class. 
Instructor: Lily Chang

Course: PFA032                  16 Hours
$102 + $98 fee = $200; Non-MD residents add $140

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34437           8 Sessions    W
2/20-4/17       10 a.m.-12 p.m. 
No class 3/13

 

Class Piano I (co-listed)
Functional piano training for beginners. You will learn basic keyboard skills for development of the ability to improvise accompaniments, transpose, sight-read, and play by ear. Rehearse technical studies and repertoire of elementary piano pieces. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM022                  50 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC141

$256 + $89.20 fee = $345.20; Non-MD residents add $561.60

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34617           30 Sessions T,R
1/22-5/9         11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 
No class 3/12, 3/14

 

Class Guitar I (co-listed)
Learn fundamental playing techniques of the guitar. This includes basic finger technique and leads to a fundamental technical proficiency. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM024                  50 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC138

$256 + $89.20 fee = $345.20; Non-MD residents add $561.60

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34622           30 Sessions T,R
1/22-5/9         1-2:45 p.m. 
No class 3/12, 3/14

 

Class Voice (co-listed)
Learn correct breathing, tone production, and diction through which the you can develop specific vocal abilities. Discover of the general principles of singing with a selected number of repertoire songs. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM040                  50 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC137

$256 + $89.20 fee = $345.20; Non-MD residents add $561.60

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34628           30 Sessions M,W
1/23-5/13       2-3:45 p.m. 
No class 3/11, 3/13


MC Wind Ensemble/MD Band Directors Band
Study and perform classic band literature of grades IV and above.  For professional musicians such as music teachers, military band personnel, and free-lance performers.  Participation is open to outstanding non-teachers by audition. Six rehearsals and two concerts per semester. 1.5 CEUs per semester. CPD credits available for MCPS teachers who have the Advanced Placement Certificate. Contact Dr. Vincent Patterson 301-215-9299, or e-mail: maestrovincent@yahoo.com

Rockville Rehearsals; 7:30–9:30
        Wednesday, February 20
        Wednesday, February 27
        Wednesday, March 6
CONCERT: Thursday, March 7
at The Parilla Performing Arts Center, Rockville. 7:30 p.m.

Rockville Rehearsals; 7:30–9:30
        Wednesday, April 24
        Wednesday, May 1
        Wednesday, May 8
CONCERT: Thursday, May 9
, at the James Hubert Blake High School, Silver Spring. 7:30 p.m.    

Course: FLM031                  15.5 Hours
$40 + $45 fee = $85; Non-MD residents add $50

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34624           8 Sessions    W,R
2/20-5/9        

 

World Ensemble (co-listed)
Topic: Latin music and African Manding Drumming
Join a mixed ensemble of voices and instruments from around the world, including percussion, strings, bass, drums, piano, guitars and flutes. Explore indigenous traditional and contemporary music from around the world, reflecting our college community that represents over 171 nationalities. The semester ends with a final performance November 28 at the Parilla Performing Arts Center, along with optional community performances during the semester. Open to all levels; no experience necessary. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA042                  37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC161D

$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 31336           15 Sessions M
1/28-5/13       4-6:30 p.m. 
No class 3/11


World Music (co-listed)
Enjoy a survey of cross-cultural popular music and the traditional music that influenced it. Topics include social and cultural roles of the music and factors influencing its development and dissemination. Participate in music-making, listen to live and recorded music, and engage in stimulating reading, writing, and discussions. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM005                  37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC117

$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34607           30 Sessions T,R
1/22-5/9         2-3:15 p.m. 
No class 3/12, 3/14

 

Introduction to Music Theory (co-listed)
Discover the basic elements of music! Learn terminology, notation, scales, intervals, triads, and traditional diatonic harmony. Apply these to reading, playing, and creating music. This course is intended for students with a limited musical background. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM011                  37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC184

$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34615           30 Sessions T,R
1/22-5/9         9-10:15 a.m. 
No class 3/12, 3/14

 

American Popular Music (co-listed)
Explore American popular music from the turn of the 20th century to the present with an emphasis on rock music. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM006                  37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC131

$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34608           30 Sessions T,R
1/22-5/9         11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 
No class 3/12, 3/14

 

Listening to Music (co-listed)
Discover the rich variety of musical genres available today. Learn how to actively listen to music such as symphony, opera, ballet, chamber music, art song, and contemporary. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM013                  37.5 Hours
Co-listed with MUSC110

$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34616           30 Sessions M,W
1/23-5/13       12:30-1:45 p.m. 
No class 3/11, 3/13

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THEATER ARTS

Comedy Writing
Develop your comedy writing toolkit while defining your voice and exploring comedic styles. Each semester, we will cover a different aspect of comedy writing. See section notes for this semester's focus.

Topic: Sketch Comedy Writing
Learn the fundamental elements needed to write your own comedy sketch like those seen on SNL and late night talk shows. Working with the instructor and collaborating with your fellow students, we will develop your comedy premise, character, and dialogue. By the end of the course you will have a funny comedy sketch we will perform in a live reading. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.
Instructor: Sheila Wenz

Course: PFA035                  12.5 Hours
$97 + $63 fee = $160; Non-MD residents add $120

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34441           5 Sessions    M
2/4-3/4           7-9:30 p.m.


Stand-up Comedy: Introduction
Ever wanted to give stand-up comedy a try? Learn to use your own life experiences and unique sense of humor to create an original 3-minute comedy routine to perform in front of a live audience. The course will cover joke- and comedy-writing basics, stage techniques, and comedic persona—all in a fun, interactive, and supportive atmosphere. Bring something to write on and record with (like a smartphone) to the first class. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.
Instructor: Sheila Wenz

Course: PFA034                  12.5 Hours
$97 + $63 fee = $160; Non-MD residents add $120

Germantown Campus
CRN#: 34440           5 Sessions    R
2/7-3/7           7-9:30 p.m.

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34439                       5 Sessions    M
3/18-4/15       7-9:30 p.m.

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34438                       5 Sessions    T
2/5-3/5           3:30-6 p.m.

 

NEW! Performance Art
Create your own performances in the tradition of artists like Marina Abramović, Yoko Ono, and Matthew Barney. Performance art uses the human body as a medium, often creating works that critique or interpret cultural phenomena. Through daily performance exercises, videos, and lectures, students will learn what it takes to build a dynamic and compelling performance. By the end of the course, you will complete your own final performance. All experience levels welcome! Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.
Instructor: Artist in Residence Julia Betts

Course: ADS454                  12.5 Hours
$97 + $63 fee = $160; Non-MD residents add $120

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34556           5 Sessions    M
3/18-4/15       4-6:30 p.m.

 

NEW! Costuming: From Concept to Pattern
Explore the process of costume design! Through projects, lectures, independent research, and group critiques, develop your understanding of character design, psychology of clothing, and pattern. Learn to create costumes based on written descriptions, characters, and narratives. Create finished costume drawings by applying color theory, principles of design, and your own creativity! Then discover how to turn those drawings into sewing patterns ready for manufacture. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.
Instructor: Timothy Magenta

Course: PFA045                  25 Hours
$195 + $115 fee = $310; Non-MD residents add $160

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34639           10 Sessions W
2/6-4/17         7-9:30 p.m. 
No class 3/13

 

Costuming Crafts for the Performing Arts (co-listed)
Learn sewing techniques, patterning, fabrics, and costume shop equipment with a survey of costume crafts and shop organization. Students will participate in costuming for productions. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA026                  37.5 Hours
Co-listed with THET230

$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34636           30 Sessions M,W
1/23-5/13       2:30-3:45 p.m. 
No class 3/11, 3/13

 

NEW! Sewing: Introduction
Are you interested in sewing but don’t know how to get started? Learn foundational sewing skills that will aid you in future projects. Practice the basics of hand sewing and the essentials of using a sewing machine. Learn to read and follow a pattern in order to create a final product such as a bag, hat, apron or stuffed animal. This course is ideal for beginners with no formal sewing experience. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.
Instructor: Bridget Egan

Course: ADS456                  12.5 Hours
$95 + $65 fee = $160; Non-MD residents add $120

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34662           5 Sessions    R
3/21-4/18       7-9:30 p.m.

 

Stage Lighting for the Performing Arts (co-listed)
Explore the theory and application of electricity, lighting equipment, and lighting design in performance production. Learn lighting techniques and standards and the use of light in the production of theatre, dance, and television. Students will be required to work additional hours on lighting for productions. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA025                  37.5 Hours
Co-listed with THET216

$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34635           30 Sessions M,W
1/23-5/13       4-5:15 p.m. 
No class 3/11, 3/13

 

Fundamentals of Acting (co-listed)
Discover what it takes to be an actor! Even the greatest actors started with the fundamentals. Learn basic acting skills, including exercises in speech, movement, and imagination. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM009                  37.5 Hours
Co-listed with THET110

$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Germantown Campus
CRN#: 34614           30 Sessions M,W
1/23-5/13       11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 
No class 3/11, 3/13

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34611                       30 Sessions T,R
1/22-5/9         2-3:15 p.m. 
No class 3/12, 3/14

CRN#: 34610                       30 Sessions T,R
1/22-5/9         9:30-10:45 a.m. 
No class 3/12, 3/14

CRN#: 34612                       45 Sessions M,W,F
1/23-5/13       11-11:50 a.m. 
No class 3/11, 3/13, 3/15

CRN#: 34613                       43 Sessions M,W,F
1/28-5/13       9:50-10:45 a.m. 
No class 3/11, 3/13, 3/15

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34609                       30 Sessions T,R
1/22-5/9         11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 
No class 3/12, 3/14


Acting for TV and Films (co-listed)
Explore the craft of performance before a camera in both the motion picture and television studio. Work with narrative film and TV materials that require artistic and technical involvement peculiar to film and electronic entertainment media. A small film fee may be required. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: FLM044                  50 Hours
Co-listed with THET225 & THET225L

$372 + $125.40 fee = $497.40; Non-MD residents add $813.60

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
CRN#: 34629           15 Sessions W
1/23-5/8         10-1:25 p.m.
No class 3/13

 

Introduction to the Theatre (co-listed)
Learn to engage with the theater arts on a deeper level. Investigate the work of actors, directors, writers, and more who create the theatre arts. Learn to analyze script structures and form through historical and modern perspectives. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.

Course: PFA017                  37.5 Hours
Co-listed with THET100

$384 + $133.80 fee = $517.80; Non-MD residents add $842.40

Germantown Campus
CRN#: 34634           30 Sessions M,W
1/23-5/13       2-3:15 p.m. 
No class 3/11, 3/13

Rockville Campus
CRN#: 34632                       30 Sessions T,R
1/22-5/9         11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 
No class 3/12, 3/14

CRN#: 34633                       14 Sessions M
2/4-5/13         6:30-9:25 p.m. 
No class 3/11


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