Spice up fall semester with these courses
Now that it’s officially registration season, students across campus are looking for classes to add some spice into their fall semester course load, and there’s no better way to do that than with some Rice arts classes. From cooking to creative writing, film to art history, here are a plethora of different classes that students can take next semester.
One of the most in-demand courses offered by the VADA department next semester, Beginning Sculpture walks students through a variety of sculpture techniques like mold making and woodworking while utilizing a multitude of materials including plaster, clay, cardboard, fabric, wood and found objects.
Improvisation for Stage and Screen
FILM 308 / THEA 308
Alison Corriel teaches this class that deconstructs the art of improvisation. Students will learn a variety of improv techniques from understanding and playing off character dynamics to beat structuring.
One of the best-rated film history classes offered next semester, Martin Blumenthal-Barby’s class on German film, taught in English, tracks how German cinema has intertwined with, represented and reacted to the sociopolitical and cultural landscape of Germany throughout the twentieth century.
HART 328 / RELI 375
Marcia G. Brennan’s “Epiphanies: Seeing in a New Light and Recognizing the Radiance” sits at the confluence of philosophy, art, literature, religion and film, delving into multiple mediums to discuss the idea of revelations.
Radical Black Thought in Art
This class analyzes art from radical Black contemporary thinkers and spans an interesting mix of art, philosophy, history and politics. Students will also have the opportunity to attend field trips to meet Houston-based artists.
Introduction to DJing
Taught by fellow students, these one-credit-hour courses offer students a chance to learn more about niche topics. This course teaches students about the techniques needed to be a DJ.
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