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Sample Courses

Here are just two great examples of fine arts courses at Montana Western. For a full course selection, please see the current catalog.

ARTZ 221: Painting I

van gogh paintingThis course engages the student’s creativity through the skillful manipulation of materials and techniques related to the production of artistic works while exploring critical issues, conceptually enriched practices and the processes of painting.

MART 226: Introduction to Digital Media

media arts print of eye through a doorway in a bolderThis course challenges students to apply both critical and creative thinking skills while producing content charged photographs, videos, graphics and works of fine art using a variety of digital resources.

MUS 143: History of Rock & Roll

rock-n-roll guitarsAre you ready to Rock? If so, this course will lead you on a journey through time, from early 20th century American blues, to Metal, Rap, and beyond. Through active learning projects, research, video, guest Rockers, and more, expect to emerge as a “new, improved” Rock and Roll aficionado!

THTR 120: Beginning Acting

canterbury tales actorsExciting activities and exercises in awareness, concentration, relaxation, imagination, character interrelationships, and meditation. Includes improvisation, scene work,  & trust building games.

THTR 276: Play Production and Introduction to Directing

money being thrown by actress on stageThe concept of directing is opened up utilizing Montana Western’s experiential approach by not only studying the principles of play production and directing, but putting them into practice through hands-on experience.  The course culminates with a 10-minute play festival during the Fall where students direct, design, and produce a fully realized production.  The professor provides guidance and insights throughout the process.