Art & Music Appreciation Print
Art and Music Appreciation introduces the major themes, influences, and personalities in art and music that shaped most of Western cultural heritage. A dual track approach is used by the Learning Guide and provides a basis for synthesis. This is a full credit course that combines both the Art Appreciation and Music Appreciation half credit courses. This is a textbook based course that comes with a printed learning guide.
Students will be provided with Music: The Art of Listening 9th Edition. Full credit and 1st half will also receive Instant Art History.
- Analyze art with the eyes of an art historian by:
- Sorting art by common traits - subjects, symbols, and themes.
- Considering the elements and principles of art.
- Compare and contrast the sculpture of ancient peoples, considering its purpose, size, and degree of realism.
- Recognize and describe the major characteristics of the various "isms" of Europe and America.
- Identify examples of the outstanding art of Asia, India, Africa, and Pre-Columbian America and discuss their purposes.
- Describe how your study of art has influenced how you see the world and art around you.
- Identify and define the basic elements of music.
- Recognize and describe the major characteristics of various styles of music.
- Identify examples of outstanding music from a variety of historic periods and cultures.
- Recognize and describe the role and influence of music in other areas of life throughout history.
Part 1 (First Semester)
I. FROM PREHISTORIC ART TO THE MIDDLE AGES
- Art & Music Appreciation: Course Introduction
- Introduction to Art
- What is Art Anyway?
- Prehistoric Art
- The Ancient World
- Tales of Four Continents
- Out of the Dark Ages
II. FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO POSTIMPRESSIONISM
- Renaissance Plus
- Rococo to Realism
III. EXPRESSIONISM TO THE PRESENT
- Dada, Surrealism, and Constructivism
- Abstract Expressionism
- Pop, Minimalism, and Beyond
- A Trip to the Museum
Part 2 (Second Semester)
IV. MUSIC - BASIC CONCEPTS
- Sound, Rhythm, and Melody
- Harmony and Timbre
- Attending Performances
V. A HISTORY OF MUSIC
- The Music of Ancient Greece and Medieval Music
- From the Classical Period to the 19th Century
- Toward a New Music
VI. CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
- Twentieth-Century Concert Music
- Music in the Vernacular