CEVT 1000 General Information

Dr. Dale Savidge (Theatre)
theatre@ngu.edu
864-977-7085
Office: School of Theatre building near Einsteins

Our purpose is to involve students in a variety of cultural experiences in order to foster an appreciation of the arts.

Full time students enrolled in CEVT 1000 will attend 3 events per semester/per section; document your attendance according to our guidelines. Complete 8 semesters of CEVT 1000 in order to graduate.

Suggestions for making your life easier:

• Do not wait until the end of the semester to complete your requirements. You can pass this course as soon as your third CEVT event is fulfilled and documented.
• Check the CEVT website (http://cevt.ngu.edu ) or the bulletin board outside the CEVT office (School of Theatre building) for a current list of on campus events and info on many off campus events.
• Before you attend an event check if it meets the requirement for CEVT credit.
• Be certain your attendance is documented when you leave an on campus event or when you turn in materials from an off campus event; keep a record of what you attend in case there are any questions later on.
• Bring your current ID card to every event and make sure you fulfill the dress requirements – you won’t get credit without your current ID card and proper dress

Part One: Introduction to the CEVT program

The purpose of the CEVT program is to involve students in a variety of cultural experiences which will foster an appreciation of the arts and scholarship. Each semester the college presents programs in music, art, theatre, literature, lectures, and the occasional open forum.

Cultural Events are offered as part of a liberal arts education. Such an education seeks to educate the whole person in a multitude of disciplines. The goal is a well-rounded, well-informed individual who is aware of the world and his or her place in society. In
exposing students to the arts and scholarship, educators hope students will develop an understanding of beauty and truth as revealed through artistic expression and scholarly lectures As a Christian institution, North Greenville University is also interested in God's
revelation as expressed through the arts and higher learning. This is not to say that every event must carry a religious theme, but that God can be found in the most unexpected places.

CEVT credit will be awarded on a pass/fail basis. Attendance at three events will result in a grade of “P” or passing. In order to graduate, students are required to pass CEVT 1000 each full-time semester they are enrolled at North Greenville University. Students who have completed eight semesters of cultural events credit and have not completed a bachelor’s degree need not further enroll in CEVT. A student who fails CEVT 1000 will take the course again (using CEVT 1000-02) in another semester. Students must pass 8 semesters of CEVT 1000 to graduate. CEVT 1000-02 is only open to students who have failed a semester of CEVT 1000. One half hour credit.

Part Two: Approved CEVT events

You may only receive credit once for an event in any semester; credit is not given for attending the same event twice - this includes off campus events. Only 1 (one) off campus event will count per semester; 2 of your 3 events must be satisfied on campus. Exceptions are made for students fulfilling internships outside the Upstate SC area or summer school students. Email theatre@ngu.edu for details if you are an intern.

Before you can receive credit for CEVT 1000 the event must meet the following criteria:

1. On campus events

Check the CEVT web site (http://cevt.ngu.edu) for a list of arts/lecture series events. Not all events on campus meet the CEVT criteria - only those listed on this site. Admittance is free; sometimes tickets are required so check the website; doors usually open 30 minutes prior to event and seats are available first come, first served; there may be a charge for tickets to off campus friends and family – check the web site for details. Present your current NGU ID card at the end of the event to be scanned for credit. You must have a current NGU student ID for credit at the conclusion of the event.

2. Off campus events [note: only 1 per semester/per section of CEVT is counted for credit]

Events which meet CEVT requirements
In order to receive CEVT 1000 credit for an event off campus it must meet the following criteria. We are not passing judgment on other events or organizations; this limited list is provided to ensure our ability to monitor the 1800+ students who take CEVT 1000 each semester.

1. A ticketed performance by one of the following professional organizations:
Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Greenville Little Theatre, Center Stage, Carolina Ballet Theatre, International Ballet Theater, Warehouse Theatre, Greenville Light Opera (GLOW), Flatrock Playhouse, Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra, SC Children’s Theatre performances at the Peace Center.
2. A ticketed performance by a touring, professional arts group (theatre, dance, or music) at the Peace Center. This does not include popular or country music, religious groups, stand up comedy, etc.
3. A faculty-directed ensemble (theatre, music or dance) at Furman University, Bob Jones University, Converse College, Wofford College, Anderson University, Clemson University, USC, or USC Upstate. Note: no student-directed ensembles, student
recitals or exhibits qualify for CEVT credit.
4. The event visit must be dated during the semester in which you are registered for CEVT 1000.
5. If you desire CEVT 1000 credit for an off campus event which is not covered by the above criteria you can request permission for that event (see the bottom of this document for the information to submit). You will be notified by the Music, Theatre or Art
departments with a response. If the event is approved you need to bring a copy of that approval email with the ticket and program to the CEVT office (School of Theatre building near Einsteins). Submit this request 2 weeks in advance of the event date; failure to do so means you are not guaranteed CEVT 1000 credit. If you have any question about an event, use the form to be sure you get credit.
6. In order to receive credit for something you attended off campus you must submit proof of attendance to the CEVT office (School of Theatre building near Einsteins). If you attend a performance off campus that meets the criteria above you need to bring both the ticket and program, with your full name on both, to the CEVT office.

All CEVT event credits are due by 5:00 pm on the last day of classes of every semester. For Fall 2013 the deadline is December 5, 2013.

Off Campus Request Information we need to approve your event:
Please submit the following information in order to get credit for an event which does not meet the criteria above. The event must be approved 2 weeks prior to the date of attendance. If you ask after that 2 week window you are not guaranteed credit. Approval
of an event will be e-mailed to you. Credit for Off-Campus cultural events outside the Upstate of SC is given only to exceptional professional events that are not readily available in the Greenville area. Such events would be an Atlanta Opera production, a
New York play, etc. Credit is not offered for elementary, middle, or high school productions. Credit is not offered for events presented by or at churches. Either print a hard copy of your request and bring it to the CEVT office (School of Theatre building near Einsteins) or email this information totheatre@ngu.edu.

Your Full Name:
Your E-Mail:
Your cell phone number:
Event Name:
Event Description:
Producing Company / Artist:
Event Date:
City, State of Event:
Website of the producing organization and the particular event:

Part Three: Rules of Conduct

1. Students must be dressed according to the dress code in order to enter an event. The dress code for Cultural Events is defined in The Enlightener.

Men –
• neatly fitting and pressed trousers
• a collared polo style shirt; dress shirt and tie are preferable
• Shirt tails must be tucked in.
• no sandals / flip flops will be permitted.

Women –
• Neatly fitting dress, skirt with a blouse, or pantsuit
• Dresses and skirts must not be shorter than mid thigh.
Denim pants, athletic apparel and shorts are not acceptable.

Students not adhering to the dress code will not be allowed to enter a cultural event.

Campus guests are welcome to attend any of our events (tickets may be required for guests – see web site for details) – the dress code does not necessarily apply to guests; however, knowing the normal attire at social and cultural functions is beneficial to all involved.

2. Seats are available 30 minutes before event start time. No one will be seated after the event has started.
3. Food, drink, and tobacco are not allowed at any event.
4. No talking during the event. Please be courteous to those around you.
5. Cell-phones and beepers should be turned off – no text messages – texting or using a phone will result in no credit. If you leave the event you will not be readmitted and you will not receive credit.
6. Sleeping during an event will result in no credit.
7. Bringing books, homework, or any form of electronic entertainment to an event will result in no credit.
8. Flash photography is not allowed.
9. Children under the age of five are not allowed into arts and lecture series events.
10. The audience should remain seated until intermission or the end of the production.
11. At classical music recitals, audiences applaud only at the end of a complete piece. Many compositions are broken into two or three parts called movements. It is inappropriate to applaud between movements; instead, applause should come at the end of the complete composition. Usually, watching the conductor or primary musician is a good indicator that the piece is completed.
12. At plays, a flicker of the lights means to take your seat. Lights are dimmed before the opening scene and at the end of intermission. Curtain calls always follow the completion of a performance. It is inappropriate to leave until the house lights have been restored following the curtain call. “No student shall interfere with, or give false name to, or fail to cooperate with, any properly identified
college faculty, administrator, or staff personnel while these persons are in the performance of their duties.” (Enlightener)

Penalties for Violation

• First Offense–The student will be asked to leave and will receive no credit for attending the event.
• Second Offense–The student will not be allowed to attend any other cultural events that semester and will receive a grade of “F.”

Part Four: What to do if you fail CEVT 1000


If you thought you were passing but received an "F" in CEVT 1000, e-mail your full name and the name of the three events you attended this semester to the CEVT office: theatre@ngu.edu (phone 864-977-7085)

“A student who fails CEVT 1000 will take the course again (using CEVT 1000-02, 03,04, etc) in another semester. Students must pass 8 (eight) semesters of CEVT 1000 to graduate. CEVT 1000-02, 03, 04 etc are only open to students who have failed a semester of CEVT 1000.” NGU Faculty, March 2007