Electives open to all Columbia College students
Undergraduates and graduate students of all majors are invited to take electives from the Creative Arts Therapies Department (formerly the Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling Department) that enhance the professional application of their degree. The department also offers an Arts in Healthcare Minor to undergraduate students.70-4800J-01/70-5800J-01 Performance As Therapy
Performance involves preparation through engagement on many levels, intrapersonally and interpersonally. It includes being immersed in the creative process, feedback on the emerging creation, and its integration. While there is an ongoing reflective dialogue between the process and the product, it also involves intense decision making and community building. This entire process is witnessed through choreographer/director, co-directors, and the self and culminates in being witnessed by an audience, both known, and unknown. This performance process, including rehearsals, will be explored for its therapeutic impact and value. Dance/movement therapy methods and technique will be examined and expanded. Community projects will be introduced. Meets on Thursday, January 17 from 6 - 9pm, Friday and Saturday January 18 and 19 from 9am to 4:50pm.
70-4810J-01/70-5810J-01 Creative Arts Therapy
A course that introduces the student to the use of the arts in healing. Art, music, drama and dance are the creative modalities that will be explored. Professionals with expertise in one of the arts will guest-lecture in their field of specialty. Emphasis will be placed on the creative process and the students’ personal experience within it. Creativity theories and principles will be addressed. Meets Thursday, January 24 and Friday, January 25 from 8:30am to 5pm.
Questions? Email Paul Holmquist, firstname.lastname@example.org.