Undergraduate Catalog 2012–2013

THEA - Theatre Arts

THEA 10000 Introduction to the Theatre

Survey of theatre practices and principles in the various aspects of theatrical production. Examination of how plays are constructed, using examples from different eras of the world theatre. Occasional guest speakers. Required attendance at selected productions. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

3

THEA 10100 Stagecraft

Introduction to all aspects of physical production including: scenery, costumes, lighting, sound, properties, paint, and stage management. Corequisites: THEA 11000. 2 credits. (S,Y)

2

THEA 10200 Technical Theatre Practicum

Introductory participation in technical production activities for the department. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. 1 credit. (F-S,Y)

1

THEA 10201 Technical Theatre Practicum

Introductory participation in technical production activities for the department. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. 1 credit. (F-S,Y)

1

THEA 10202 Technical Theatre Practicum

Introductory participation in technical production activities for the department. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. 1 credit. (F-S,Y)

1

THEA 10203 Technical Theatre Practicum

Introductory participation in technical production activities for the department. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. 1 credit. (F-S,Y)

1

THEA 10204 Technical Theatre Practicum

Introductory participation in technical production activities for the department. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. 1 credit. (F-S,Y)

1

THEA 10205 Technical Theatre Practicum

Introductory participation in technical production activities for the department. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. 1 credit. (F-S,Y)

1

THEA 10300 Costume Construction for Non-Majors

Introduction to the tools, supplies, and techniques of costume construction with an emphasis placed on developing basic skills. Not open to majors in Theatre Production Arts. 3 credits. (F,O)

3

THEA 10400 Introduction to Theatrical Design

Introduction to the theories and methodologies of theatrical design, including the areas of scenic, costume, lighting, and sound design. Focuses on the analysis, interpretation, visualization and auralization of dramatic work. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

3

THEA 10900 Introduction to Musical Theatre Performance

Introduction, exploration, and integration of basic musical and theatre performance skills through the selection, analysis, rehearsal, and presentation of scenes from musicals. Not open to B.F.A. musical theatre majors; admission by audition. Prerequisites: permission of instructor. 3 credits. (IRR)

3

THEA 11000 Theatre Production I

Introductory participation in technical and design production activities. Prepares students for crew supervision. May be repeated once. Prerequisites: B.F.A. theatrical production arts majors only. 1 credit. (F-S,Y)

1

THEA 11100 Theatrical Drafting and Model Building

Introductory studio course in theatrical drafting and scale model construction. Emphasis on use of drafting tools, interpretation and execution of ground plans, sections and elevations, model materials and scale construction tools. Prerequisites: B.F.A. theatrical production arts majors only. 3 credits. (S,Y)

3

THEA 11200 Theatre Technology I: Scenery

Introduction to and practical experience in general theatre technology and scenery construction, including: theatre geography and machinery, tools, shop and safety procedures. Prerequisites: B.F.A. theatrical production arts major. 3 credits. (F,Y)

3

THEA 11300 Theatre Technology I: Costumes

Introduction to practical experience in general costume technology and construction including sewing, patterning, and fabrics. Prepares students for costume project management. Prerequisites: B.F.A. Theatrical Production Arts majors only. 3 credits. (S,Y)

3

THEA 11400 Theatre Technology I: Lighting and Sound

Introduction to and practical experience in theatre lighting and sound technologies, including: basic electrical principles, installation and use of theatre equipment, and the responsibilities and duties of a theatrical master electrician and sound engineer. Prerequisites: B.F.A. theatrical production arts majors only. 3 credits. (S,Y)

3

THEA 11600 Theatre Technology I: Properties and Paint

Introduction to and practical experience in theatre properties and scenic painting, including: production, materials and techniques. Prerequisites: B.F.A. theatrical production arts majors only. 3 credits. (S,Y)

3

THEA 12000 Theatrical Design Foundations

An in-depth foundational introduction to the art of theatrical design, focusing on the theories, methodologies and techniques used by professional scenic, costume, lighting and sound designers. Focus on the analysis, interpretation, visualization and auralization of dramatic work, as well as on the approaches necessary to communicate the designer's analysis and interpretation of dramatic works. Prerequisites: B.F.A. theatrical production arts majors only. 3 credits (F, Y)

3

THEA 13000 Script Analysis for the Theatre

Close examination of the play script/libretto as the basic element in theatre. Study of the script/libretto as the diagram for theatrical production. Texts drawn from classics and contemporary theatre; assignments include oral discussion, and written analyses of scripts/librettos. Prerequisites: Theatre arts major. 3 credits. (F,Y)

3

THEA 13100 Acting I

Introduction to the art of acting, with an emphasis placed on acting technique and study of scenes and/or monologues. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

3

THEA 13200 Acting II

Continued exploration of acting technique and study of scenes and/or monologues. Prerequisites: THEA 13100. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

3

THEA 13300 Scene Study I

Study of fundamental theories, vocabularies, and methodologies of acting techniques. Class discussion, readings, analysis of dramatic texts and active learning assignments prepare the student for the rehearsal and performance of scenes. Prerequisites: B.F.A. acting and musical theatre majors only. Corequisite: THEA 13500. 2 credits. (F,Y)

2

THEA 13400 Scene Study II

Continuation of THEA 13300. Further study of fundamental theories, vocabularies, and methodologies of acting techniques to prepare for rehearsal and performance of scenes. Emphasis placed on more complex analysis of scenes and characters. Prerequisites: B.F.A. acting or musical theatre majors only; THEA 13300. Corequisites: THEA 13600. 3 credits. (S,Y)

3

THEA 13500 Voice and Movement for the Stage I

Laboratory in concentration and self-awareness through physical awareness, control, and flexibility -- the dynamics necessary for the creation of a strong voice and stage presence. Prerequisites: B.F.A. acting or musical theatre major. Corequisite: THEA 13300. 2 credits. (F,Y)

2

THEA 13600 Voice and Movement for the Stage II

Continuation of laboratory in concentration and self-awareness for the creation of a strong voice and stage presence. Prerequisite: B.F.A. acting or musical theatre major and THEA 13500. Corequisite: THEA 13400. 2 credits. (S,Y)

2

THEA 13700 Stage Combat

Training in hand-to-hand stage combat techniques and choreography. Offered only in the London Center. Prerequisites: Theatre Arts major. 1 credit. (F-S, Y)

1

THEA 13900 Rehearsal and Performance

Laboratory participation in rehearsal and performance of a major departmental production. Students receive credit for assignments in acting or musical performance. Music students must enroll in MUMC 14000. Evaluated by the faculty member in charge of the designated areas of specialization. Evaluation is based on degree of professional attitude and quality of performance. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. Prerequisites: Appropriate academic and performance courses relative to the student's activity and/or successful audition for assignment to the major production. 0-2 credits. (F-S, Y)

0 to 2

THEA 13901 Rehearsal and Performance

Laboratory participation in rehearsal and performance of a major departmental production. Students receive credit for assignments in acting or musical performance. Music students must enroll in MUMC 14000. Evaluated by the faculty member in charge of the designated areas of specialization. Evaluation is based on degree of professional attitude and quality of performance. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. Prerequisites: Appropriate academic and performance courses relative to the student's activity and/or successful audition for assignment to the major production. 0-2 credits. (F-S, Y)

0 to 2

THEA 13902 Rehearsal and Performance

Laboratory participation in rehearsal and performance of a major departmental production. Students receive credit for assignments in acting or musical performance. Music students must enroll in MUMC 14000. Evaluated by the faculty member in charge of the designated areas of specialization. Evaluation is based on degree of professional attitude and quality of performance. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. Prerequisites: Appropriate academic and performance courses relative to the student's activity and/or successful audition for assignment to the major production. 0-2 credits. (F-S, Y)

0 to 2

THEA 13903 Rehearsal and Performance

Laboratory participation in rehearsal and performance of a major departmental production. Students receive credit for assignments in acting or musical performance. Music students must enroll in MUMC 14000. Evaluated by the faculty member in charge of the designated areas of specialization. Evaluation is based on degree of professional attitude and quality of performance. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. Prerequisites: Appropriate academic and performance courses relative to the student's activity and/or successful audition for assignment to the major production. 0-2 credits. (F-S, Y)

0 to 2

THEA 13904 Rehearsal and Performance

Laboratory participation in rehearsal and performance of a major departmental production. Students receive credit for assignments in acting or musical performance. Music students must enroll in MUMC 14000. Evaluated by the faculty member in charge of the designated areas of specialization. Evaluation is based on degree of professional attitude and quality of performance. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. Prerequisites: Appropriate academic and performance courses relative to the student's activity and/or successful audition for assignment to the major production. 0-2 credits. (F-S, Y)

0 to 2

THEA 13905 Rehearsal and Performance

Laboratory participation in rehearsal and performance of a major departmental production. Students receive credit for assignments in acting or musical performance. Music students must enroll in MUMC 14000. Evaluated by the faculty member in charge of the designated areas of specialization. Evaluation is based on degree of professional attitude and quality of performance. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. Prerequisites: Appropriate academic and performance courses relative to the student's activity and/or successful audition for assignment to the major production. 0-2 credits. (F-S, Y)

0 to 2

THEA 15000 Theatre Management Practicum

Laboratory participation in management activities for the department. Evaluation by the faculty member in charge is based on the degree of professional attitude, activity, and performance. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. 1-3 credits, variable. (F-S,Y)

1 to 3

THEA 20100 Introduction to Puppetry

Introduction to the art of puppetry, including performance techniques. Exploration of history of puppetry and puppets across cultures. Involves research, design, creation and manipulation of puppets. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

3

THEA 20300 Theatrical Makeup

Study of materials and principles governing the application of theatrical makeup. 1 credit. (IRR)

1

THEA 21000 Theatre Production II

Technical supervision or design assignment in production for the department. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 4 credits. Prerequisites: B.F.A. theatrical production arts major; THEA 11000; sophomore standing. 2 credits. (F-S, Y)

2

THEA 21100 Computer Aided Drafting for the Theatre

Computer-aided drafting for the theater involving electronic manipulation of lines, drawings, and symbols to convey visual ideas for construction and layout using AutoCAD software. Emphasis is placed on the aesthetic application of the computer as a drafting tool for theatre. Prerequisites: THEA 11100 and THEA 12000. 3 credits. (S,Y)

3

THEA 22000 Computer-Aided Design for the Theatre

Instruction in computer applications involving the digital manipulation of lines, drawings, images and symbols to convey visual ideas for design presentation using industry standard software. Emphasis placed on the aesthetic application of the computer as a design tool for theatre. Prerequisites: THEA 11100 and THEA 12000. 3 credits. (S,Y)

3

THEA 22200 Theatrical Design I: Scenic

Analysis and interpretation of dramatic works in the discipline of scenic design. Script analysis, research, conceptualization, model making, and drawing, etc., are used to refine and present design ideas. Combines lecture with studio practice. Prerequisites: THEA 11100 and THEA 12000. 3 credits. (F,Y)

3

THEA 22300 Theatrical Design I: Costume

Analysis and interpretation of dramatic works in the discipline of costume design. Script analysis, character analysis, research, composition, etc., are combined to present and refine the design ideas. Combines lecture with studio practice. Prerequisites: THEA 12000. 3 credits. (F,Y)

3

THEA 22400 Theatrical Design I: Lighting

Analysis and interpretation of dramatic works in the discipline of lighting design. Script analysis, research, conceptualization, drafting and demonstration, etc., will be used to refine and present design ideas. Combines lecture with studio practice. Prerequisites: THEA 11100 and THEA 11400 and THEA 12000. 3 credits. (F,Y)

3

THEA 22500 Theatrical Design I: Sound

Analysis and interpretation of dramatic works in the discipline of sound design. Script analysis, research, conceptualization, aural storytelling and studio technique, etc., are used to refine and present design ideas. Combines lecture with studio practice. Prerequisites: TVR 27100; or THEA 11400 and THEA 12000. 3 credits. (F,Y)

3

THEA 23000 Introduction to British Styles of Acting

Introductory survey of the considerations necessary for understanding and performing scenes from British drama of the Shakespearean, high comedy, and contemporary styles. Not open to acting majors. Offered only at the London Center. Prerequisites: THEA 13100. 3 credits. (S,Y)

3

THEA 23100 Acting III

Intensive examination of the practical aspects of acting. Application of techniques of personalization, plot objectives, and characterization; presentation of monologues and duet scenes. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in THEA 13200. 3 credits. (F,Y)

3

THEA 23200 Acting IV

Continued intensive examination of the practical aspects of acting. Application of techniques of personalization, plot objectives, and characterization; presentation of monologues and duet scenes. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in THEA 23100. 3 credits. (S,Y)

3

THEA 23300 Scene Study III

Intermediate study of theories, vocabularies, and methodologies of acting techniques to prepare for rehearsal and performance of scenes. Emphasis is placed on textual analysis and the transformation of actor into character. B.F.A. acting or musical theatre majors only. Prerequisites: THEA 13400 and THEA 13600. Corequisites: THEA 23500 and THEA 23700. 3 credits. (F,Y)

3

THEA 23400 Scene Study IV

Continuation of THEA 23300. Further intermediate study of theories, vocabularies, and methodologies of acting techniques to prepare for rehearsal and performance of scenes and monologues. Emphasis is placed on the integration of cumulative research, analysis, and performance skills in the development of fully realized characterizations. Prerequisites: B.F.A. acting and musical theatre majors only; THEA 23300. Corequisites: THEA 23600 and THEA 23800. 3 credits. (S,Y)

3

THEA 23500 Voice and Speech for the Stage I

Study and exercise in the techniques of effective stage speech. Organic awareness used to attain lively, flexible, and natural vocal abilities. Prerequisites: B.F.A. acting or musical theatre major and THEA 13600. Corequisites: THEA 23300 and THEA 23700. 1.5 credits. (F,Y)

1.5

THEA 23600 Voice and Speech for the Stage II

Continuation of study and exercise in the techniques of effective stage speech. Organic awareness used to attain lively, flexible, and natural vocal abilities. Prerequisites: B.F.A. acting or musical theatre major and THEA 23500. Corequisites: THEA 23400 and THEA 23800. 1.5 credits. (S,Y)

1.5

THEA 23700 Movement for the Stage I

Study and exercise in techniques of effective stage movement, utilizing organic awareness, flexibility, and imagination to develop stage presence and characterization skills. Prerequisites: B.F.A. acting or musical theatre major and THEA 13600. Corequisites: THEA 23300 and THEA 23500. 1.5 credits. (F,Y)

1.5

THEA 23800 Movement for the Stage II

Continued study and exercise in techniques of effective stage movement and characterization skills. Prerequisites: B.F.A. acting or musical theatre major and THEA 23700. Corequisites: THEA 23400 and THEA 23600. 1.5 credits. (S,Y)

1.5

THEA 23900 The Alexander Technique

The Alexander technique is a mind-body learning process developed by F. M. Alexander, an Australian actor. Through discussion, self-awareness activities, selected readings, and gentle hands-on teaching, this course explores his ideas for increasing kinesthetic awareness as a skill for improving ease and freedom of movement for the performer and non-performer alike. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 2 credits. (S,Y)

2

THEA 24100 History of Theatre I

Evolution of drama and the theatre from its ancient beginning through later developments in Greece, Rome, and medieval and Elizabethan England to the 18th century. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F,Y)

3

THEA 24200 History of Theatre II

Continuing study of the evolution of drama and the theatre commencing in the 18th century and continuing through the eras of modern drama, theatre between the wars and after, to the late 20th century. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 3 credits. (S,Y)

3

THEA 25000 Promotion and Publicity for the Performing Arts

Study of marketing and publicity strategies, concepts, designs, and implementation plans used by performing arts organizations to attract and maintain a loyal customer base. Exploration of contemporary trends in bringing art and audiences together. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; THEA 13000. 3 credits. (S,Y)

3

THEA 25100 Theatre Organization and Management

Examines the organizational structure of the non-profit regional theater and other non-profit performing arts organizations. From management structure to intellectual property law, students will gain fundamental knowledge to work successfully in the non-profit performing arts sector. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

3

THEA 25200 Stage Management

Practical review and development of the management skills, operational techniques, and practices of stage management, from pre-rehearsal through postproduction. Prerequisites: THEA 10100 or THEA 10200; sophomore standing or above. 3 credits. (F,O)

3

THEA 27800 Special Liberal Arts Topics: Theatre

Topics of special interest in theatre, such as focused study of genre, playwrights, eras, or contemporary developments in theatre. These topics are liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: sophomore standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 27801 Selected Liberal Arts Topics: Theatre

Topics of special interest in theatre, such as focused study of genre, playwrights, eras, or contemporary developments in theatre. These topics are liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: sophomore standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 27802 Special Liberal Arts Topics: Theatre

Topics of special interest in theatre, such as focused study of genre, playwrights, eras, or contemporary developments in theatre. These topics are liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: sophomore standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 27803 Special Liberal Arts Topics: Theatre

Topics of special interest in theatre, such as focused study of genre, playwrights, eras, or contemporary developments in theatre. These topics are liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: sophomore standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 27804 Special Liberal Arts Topics: Theatre

Topics of special interest in theatre, such as focused study of genre, playwrights, eras, or contemporary developments in theatre. These topics are liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: sophomore standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 27805 Special Liberal Arts Topics: Theatre

Topics of special interest in theatre, such as focused study of genre, playwrights, eras, or contemporary developments in theatre. These topics are liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: sophomore standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 27806 Special Liberal Arts Topics: Theatre

Topics of special interest in theatre, such as focused study of genre, playwrights, eras, or contemporary developments in theatre. These topics are liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: sophomore standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 27807 Special Liberal Arts Topics: Theatre

Topics of special interest in theatre, such as focused study of genre, playwrights, eras, or contemporary developments in theatre. These topics are liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: sophomore standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 27808 Special Liberal Arts Topics: Theatre

Topics of special interest in theatre, such as focused study of genre, playwrights, eras, or contemporary developments in theatre. These topics are liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: sophomore standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 27809 Special Liberal Arts Topics: Theatre

Topics of special interest in theatre, such as focused study of genre, playwrights, eras, or contemporary developments in theatre. These topics are liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: sophomore standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 27900 Special Topics: Applied Theatre

Topics of current interest in applied theatre, such as special problems in theatre production, guest artist workshop, or contemporary developments in arts management. These topics are non liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: Theatre Arts major and sophomore standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 27901 Special Topics: Applied Theatre

Topics of current interest in applied theatre, such as special problems in theatre production, guest artist workshop, or contemporary developments in arts management. These topics are non liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: Theatre Arts major and sophomore standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 27902 Special Topics: Applied Theatre

Topics of current interest in applied theatre, such as special problems in theatre production, guest artist workshop, or contemporary developments in arts management. These topics are non liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: Theatre Arts major and sophomore standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 27903 Special Topics: Applied Theatre

Topics of current interest in applied theatre, such as special problems in theatre production, guest artist workshop, or contemporary developments in arts management. These topics are non liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: Theatre Arts major and sophomore standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 27904 Special Topics: Applied Theatre

Topics of current interest in applied theatre, such as special problems in theatre production, guest artist workshop, or contemporary developments in arts management. These topics are non liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: Theatre Arts major and sophomore standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 27905 Special Topics: Applied Theatre

Topics of current interest in applied theatre, such as special problems in theatre production, guest artist workshop, or contemporary developments in arts management. These topics are non liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: Theatre Arts major and sophomore standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 30600 Introduction to Directing

Study of the basic principles and problems involved in directing plays and musicals, including those peculiar to amateur productions. Offered either block I or block II, fall semester. For non-theatre majors; recommended for speech communication and music education majors. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities, music, or communications; junior standing. 2 credits. (IRR)

2

THEA 31000 Theatrical Production III

Advanced technical supervision or design assignment in production for the department. B.F.A. theatrical production arts majors only. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisites: THEA 21000; junior standing. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

3

THEA 31200 Theatre Technology II: Scenery

Advanced study and practical experience in the tools and techniques used in theatrical scenery technology, including: complex construction techniques, theatrical metal working, rigging for the theatre and moving scenery systems. Prerequisites: THEA 11100; THEA 11200; THEA 21000. 3 credits. (S, Y)

3

THEA 31300 Theatre Technology II: Costumes

Advanced study and practical experience in the tools and techniques used in theatrical costume construction, including: patterning, draping, pattern drafting, and tailoring/sewing skills.Prerequisites: THEA 11300; junior standing. 3 credits. (F, E)

3

THEA 31400 Theatre Technology II: Lighting

Advanced study and practical experience in the tools and techniques used in theatrical lighting technology, including: advanced console programming, moving light technology and projections. Prerequisites: THEA 11400 and THEA 21000. 3 credits. (F, E)

3

THEA 31500 Theatre Technology II: Sound

Advanced study and practical experience in the tools and techniques used in theatrical sound technology, including: examination of the acoustic and electrical basis of sound and audio, the structure of audio systems, and the practical use of audio equipment. Prerequisites: MUMC 24800 or MUMC 25000, or TVR 27100, or both THEA 11400 and THEA 21000 (may be taken concurrently). 3 credits. (F,Y)

3

THEA 31600 Theatre Technology II: Properties

Advanced study and practical experience in the tools and techniques used in theatrical properties technology, including: furniture construction, upholstery and mold making techniques. Prerequisites: THEA 11600; THEA 21000. 3 credits. (F,E)

3

THEA 31700 Theatre Technology II: Paint

Advanced study and practical experience in the tools and techniques used in theatrical scenic painting, including: faux finishes, translucencies, trompe l'oeil, and large scale projects. Prerequisites: THEA 11600 and THEA 21000 (can be taken concurrently). 3 credits. (F,Y)

3

THEA 31900 Technical Direction for the Theatre

Advanced study of the theory and practice of technical direction for the theatre, involving scenery building techniques and technical specifications, construction drafting, budget and time analysis, and management techniques. Prerequisites: THEA 31200. 3 credits. (S,Y)

3

THEA 32200 Theatrical Design II: Scenic

Advanced study of the art of scenic design, examining complex and varied forms of dramatic works. Prerequisites: THEA 22200. 3 credits. (S, Y)

3

THEA 32300 Theatrical Design II: Costume

Advanced study of the art of costume design, examining complex and varied forms of dramatic works. Prerequisites: THEA 22300. 3 credits. (S,Y)

3

THEA 32400 Theatrical Design II: Lighting

Advanced study of the art of lighting design, examining complex and varied forms of dramatic works. Prerequisites: THEA 22400. 3 credits. (S,Y)

3

THEA 32500 Theatrical Design II: Sound

Advanced study of the art of sound design, examining complex and varied forms of dramatic works. Prerequisites: THEA 22500 and THEA 31500. 3 credits. (S,Y)

3

THEA 33100 Styles of Acting: The Greeks and Shakespeare

Study and practice of acting technique appropriate to performing Greek tragedy and Shakespeare. Prerequisites: B.F.A acting or musical theatre major and THEA 23300. 3 credits (F, Y)

3

THEA 33200 Styles of Acting: Farce and High Comedy

Study and practice of acting technique appropriate to performing farce and comedy of manners. Prerequisites: B.F.A acting or musical theatre major and THEA 23300. Also offered through the London Center. 3 credits. (S, Y)

3

THEA 33300 Fundamentals of Musical Theatre Song Performance

A team-taught, interdisciplinary, performance-oriented course focusing on the examination and performance of the musical theatre song and the integration of music and theatre skills. Prerequisites: B.F.A. musical theatre major; junior standing. 2 credits. (F, Y)

2

THEA 33500 Advanced Voice and Speech for the Stage

Advanced and specialized studies in voice production, speech sounds, and articulation. Open to BFA musical theatre majors on a space available basis, by permission of instructor. Prerequisites: B.F.A acting major; THEA 23600. 3 credits. (F,Y)

3

THEA 33600 Dialects for the Stage

Study of dialects as a tool for characterization. Open to BFA musical theatre majors on a space available basis, by permission of instructor. Prerequisites: B.F.A acting major; THEA 23600. 3 credits. (S,Y)

3

THEA 34300 History of Costume and Decor I

Analyzes the aesthetics of various cultures and institutions as reflected in the apparel and objects of daily life. Also examines the cultural influences (religious, political, economic, etc.) on those aesthetics. Prerequisites: Three courses in the fine arts or humanities at least one of which is at level 2. 3 credits. (F,Y)

3

THEA 34400 History of Costume and Decor II

Analyzes the aesthetics of various cultures and institutions as reflected in the apparel and objects of daily life. Also examines the cultural influences (religious, political, economic, etc.) on those aesthetics. Prerequisite: THEA 34300. 3 credits. (S,Y)

3

THEA 34800 Drama and the London Theatre

Study of drama and performance involving current productions on the London stage. Critical analysis of the texts prior to performance. The course may be repeated once for credit. Offered only through the London Center. Additional course fees apply. Prerequisites: Junior standing. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

3

THEA 34900 Interrelationships: British Drama and Cultural Life – Lecture

Focus on British culture, society, and history reflected in the drama of four major periods: (1) Renaissance; (2) Restoration and 18th century; (3) Victorian and Edwardian; and (4) 20th/21st century. Offered only through the London Center. Theatre Arts majors only. Prerequisites: junior standing. Corequisite: THEA 34901. 6 credits. (F-S,Y)

6

THEA 34901 Interrelationships: British Drama and Cultural Life – Fieldwork

Hands-on experience in theatre arts, including regular play visits, weekly field-study trips, guided on-site tours of historic and cultural areas of London, and visits to museums and exhibitions. Backstage tours and talks given by theatre professionals. Offered only through the London Center. Additional course fees apply. Prerequisites: Theatre Arts majors only; junior standing; permission of instructor. Corequisite: THEA 34900. 3 total credits. (F-S,Y)

3

THEA 35100 Fund-Raising for the Performing Arts

Examines the concepts, tools, and current environment of philanthropy as it pertains to the nonprofit performing arts industry. Explores individual, corporate, foundation, and government giving trends and the methods used to solicit support for the performing arts, including case statements, proposal writing, direct mail, special events, and the Internet. Prerequisites: Junior standing; THEA 25100. 3 credits. (F,E)

3

THEA 35200 Producing Theatre

Examines the role of the producer in commercial and nonprofit theatre productions in the United States. Follows current trends in producing Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional theatre and explores the industry's unions and trade associations. Prerequisites: Junior standing; THEA 25100. 3 credits. (S,Y)

3

THEA 35400 Playwriting

Preparation of a one-act play from germinal idea to completed script. Analysis of dramaturgical theory and technique, including plot, characterization, and dialogue. Prerequisites: THEA 10000 or THEA 13000; Junior Standing. 3 credits. (S,Y)

3

THEA 35500 Directing I

An introduction to the fundamental tools of stage direction: Prerequisites: THEA 13000, THEA 13100 or THEA 13300; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

3

THEA 35600 Directing II

The application of fundamental directing tools in a laboratory environment, culminating in the rehearsal and performance of a short scene. Prerequisites: THEA 35500. 3 Credits. (S, Y)

3

THEA 37000 Theatre Workshop

Performance-oriented ensemble under a supervising professor specializing in a particular type of theatre, such as music theatre, Shakespeare, mime, or story theatre. No two workshops may be taken concurrently. Audition required. May be repeated for total of 8 credits concentrated in one type of workshop or distributed among several. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. 2 credits. (IRR)

2

THEA 41000 Theatre Production IV : Capstone

The capstone experience for B.F.A. theatrical production arts majors. Students undertake a significant and substantial assignment in production for the department. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. B.F.A. theatrical production arts majors only. Prerequisites: THEA 31000; senior standing. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

3

THEA 41100 Seminar in Theatre Technology

Research-based exploration of specific technical challenges, techniques, equipment or material related to specific technical theater areas. Prerequisites: B.F.A. theatrical production arts major; senior standing. 3 credits. (F,Y)

3

THEA 43000 Audition Techniques

Training and practice in selecting, preparing, and presenting audition material. Open to BFA musical theatre majors on a space available basis only, by permission of instructor. Prerequisites: B.F.A acting major; THEA 33100, 33200 (may be taken concurrently). 2 credits. (S,Y)

2

THEA 43100 Acting for the Camera

Stage-oriented performers learn and practice acting techniques appropriate to video performance in collaboration with student and faculty directors. Open to B.F.A. musical theatre majors on a space available basis, with permission of instructor. Prerequisites: B.F.A acting majors; THEA 33200. 3 credits. (F,Y)

3

THEA 43200 Daytime TV Drama

Analysis, rehearsal and performance of several scenes of daytime television drama under the direction of professional, faculty, and student directors. Open to acting, musical theatre, and television-radio majors. Prerequisites for theatre majors: B.F.A acting or musical theatre majors only; THEA 43100. Prerequisites for television radio majors: TVR 30400; senior standing. 3 credits. (S,Y)

3

THEA 43300 Musical Theatre Workshop: Repertoire and Style

A team-taught, interdisciplinary, performance-oriented course focusing on building repertoire and the application of musical theatre skills in small and large ensemble work. Prerequisites: Senior standing; B.F.A musical theatre major; theatre arts major or School of Music voice major by permission of instructor and audition only. 2 credits. (F,Y)

2

THEA 43400 Musical Theatre Workshop: Audition and Advanced

A team-taught, interdisciplinary, performance-oriented course focusing on audition techniques and advanced skills for the musical theatre performer. Prerequisites: Senior standing; theatre arts major or voice major from the School of Music; permission of instructor and by audition only. 2 credits. (S,Y)

2

THEA 44100 Contemporary Developments in Theatre

Study of the history of dramatic art from 1950 to the present, including movements in dramatic literature, theory, and production. Prerequisites: Senior standing; THEA 24100 and THEA 24200. 3 credits. (F,Y)

3

THEA 44200 Theories of Comedy and Tragedy

Study of comic and tragic theory, from classical to contemporary periods, applied to major types and styles of dramatic composition. Prerequisites: Senior standing; THEA 24100 and THEA 24200. 3 credits. (IRR)

3

THEA 44300 Aesthetics and Criticism of Drama

Survey of major critical and aesthetic theories of drama, from the classic to the contemporary theatre, applied to representative dramatic compositions. Students prepare and present written assignments. Prerequisites: Senior standing; THEA 24100 and THEA 24200. 3 credits. (IRR)

3

THEA 44400 Senior Seminar

Students do appropriate historical, cultural, and/or literary research on selected topics. Prerequisites: THEA 10000 or THEA 13000; THEA 24100 or THEA 24200; ENGL 31100 or ENGL 31200; senior standing. 3 credits. (S,Y)

3

THEA 45000 Senior Project in Theatre Arts Management

Qualified senior students undertake a major theatre management assignment under the supervision of a faculty specialist. Prerequisites: Senior standing in the theatre arts management program; permission of the program coordinator. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

3

THEA 45400 Advanced Playwriting

Writing of a full-length play. Class discussion and analysis of student writing, supplemented by individual conferences with instructor. Prerequisites: THEA 35400; junior standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

3

THEA 45500 Senior Project in Directing

Senior theatre arts majors select and rehearse a one-hour production performed for an audience under studio performance conditions. Prerequisites: THEA 35600; senior standing; theatre arts major; approval of departmental chair and curriculum committee. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

3

THEA 47000 Theatre Workshop

Performance-oriented ensemble under a supervising professor specializing in a particular type of theatre, such as music theatre, Shakespeare, mime, or story theatre. No two workshops may be taken concurrently. Audition required. May be repeated for total of 8 credits concentrated in one type of workshop or distributed among several. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. 2 credits. (IRR)

2

THEA 47800 Special Topics: Theatre

Topics of special interest in theatre, such as focused study of genre, playwrights, eras or contemporary developments in theatre. These topics are liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: Theatre Arts major and senior standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 47801 Special Topics: Theatre

Topics of special interest in theatre, such as focused study of genre, playwrights, eras or contemporary developments in theatre. These topics are liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: Theatre Arts major and senior standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 47802 Special Topics: Theatre

Topics of special interest in theatre, such as focused study of genre, playwrights, eras or contemporary developments in theatre. These topics are liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: Theatre Arts major and senior standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 47803 Special Topics: Theatre

Topics of special interest in theatre, such as focused study of genre, playwrights, eras or contemporary developments in theatre. These topics are liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: Theatre Arts major and senior standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 47804 Special Topics: Theatre

Topics of special interest in theatre, such as focused study of genre, playwrights, eras or contemporary developments in theatre. These topics are liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: Theatre Arts major and senior standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 47805 Special Topics: Theatre

Topics of special interest in theatre, such as focused study of genre, playwrights, eras or contemporary developments in theatre. These topics are liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: Theatre Arts major and senior standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 47900 Special Topics: Applied Theatre

Topics of current interest in applied theatre, such as special problems in theatre production, guest artist workshop, or contemporary developments in arts management. These topics are non liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: Theatre Arts major and senior standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 47901 Special Topics: Applied Theatre

Topics of current interest in applied theatre, such as special problems in theatre production, guest artist workshop, or contemporary developments in arts management. These topics are non liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: Theatre Arts major and senior standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 47902 Special Topics: Applied Theatre

Topics of current interest in applied theatre, such as special problems in theatre production, guest artist workshop, or contemporary developments in arts management. These topics are non liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: Theatre Arts major and senior standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 47903 Special Topics: Applied Theatre

Topics of current interest in applied theatre, such as special problems in theatre production, guest artist workshop, or contemporary developments in arts management. These topics are non liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: Theatre Arts major and senior standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 47904 Special Topics: Applied Theatre

Topics of current interest in applied theatre, such as special problems in theatre production, guest artist workshop, or contemporary developments in arts management. These topics are non liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: Theatre Arts major and senior standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 47905 Special Topics: Applied Theatre

Topics of current interest in applied theatre, such as special problems in theatre production, guest artist workshop, or contemporary developments in arts management. These topics are non liberal arts in nature. Students may take more than one special topics course for credit. Prerequisites: Theatre Arts major and senior standing. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

1 to 3

THEA 48000 Senior Ensemble

Preparation and/or presentation of a broad repertoire of projects through special workshops and field studies. Prerequisites: Theatre arts major; senior standing; audition and/or interview. 0.0-1.0 credits. (S,Y)

0 to 1

THEA 48001 Senior Ensemble

Preparation and/or presentation of a broad repertoire of projects through special workshops and field studies. Prerequisites: Theatre arts major; senior standing; audition and/or interview. 0.0-1.0 credits. (S,Y)

0 to 1

THEA 48002 Senior Ensemble

Preparation and/or presentation of a broad repertoire of projects through special workshops and field studies. Prerequisites: Theatre arts major; senior standing; audition and/or interview. 0.0-1.0 credits. (S,Y)

0 to 1

THEA 48003 Senior Ensemble

Preparation and/or presentation of a broad repertoire of projects through special workshops and field studies. Prerequisites: Theatre arts major; senior standing; audition and/or interview. 0.0-1.0 credits. (S,Y)

0 to 1

THEA 48004 Senior Ensemble

Preparation and/or presentation of a broad repertoire of projects through special workshops and field studies. Prerequisites: Theatre arts major; senior standing; audition and/or interview. 0.0-1.0 credits. (S,Y)

0 to 1

THEA 48005 Senior Ensemble

Preparation and/or presentation of a broad repertoire of projects through special workshops and field studies. Prerequisites: Theatre arts major; senior standing; audition and/or interview. 0.0-1.0 credits. (S,Y)

0 to 1

THEA 48400 Professional Aspects of Theatre

Advanced course designed for those intending to enter the professional theatre. Special projects in the study of current plays and in the preparation of interviews, resumes portfolios and auditions. Prerequisites: THEA 25100. Prerequisites: B.F.A. theatre arts major; senior standing. 2 credits. (F,Y)

2

THEA 49000 Theatre Projects

Independent pursuit of applied production projects. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; by special permission of departmental curriculum committee. 1-4 credits. (F-S,Y)

1 to 4

THEA 49001 Theatre Projects

Independent pursuit of applied production projects. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; by special permission of departmental curriculum committee. 1-4 credits. (F-S,Y)

1 to 4

THEA 49002 Theatre Projects

Independent pursuit of applied production projects. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; by special permission of departmental curriculum committee. 1-4 credits. (F-S,Y)

1 to 4

THEA 49003 Theatre Projects

Independent pursuit of applied production projects. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; by special permission of departmental curriculum committee. 1-4 credits. (F-S,Y)

1 to 4

THEA 49004 Theatre Projects

Independent pursuit of applied production projects. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; by special permission of departmental curriculum committee. 1-4 credits. (F-S,Y)

1 to 4

THEA 49005 Theatre Projects

Independent pursuit of applied production projects. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; by special permission of departmental curriculum committee. 1-4 credits. (F-S,Y)

1 to 4

THEA 49100-49199 Professional Internship Theatre

A one-semester internship with a professional performing arts organization. Student's work is monitored and evaluated by faculty adviser. Also offered through the London Center. Prerequisites: Junior standing; departmental permission. Maximum of 12 credits. (F, S, Y)

3 to 12

THEA 49101 Professional Internship Theatre

A one-semester internship with a professional performing arts organization. Student's work is monitored and evaluated by faculty adviser. Also offered through the London Center. Prerequisites: Junior standing; departmental permission. Maximum of 12 credits. (F, S, Y)

1 to 12

THEA 49102 Professional Internship Theatre

A one-semester internship with a professional performing arts organization. Student's work is monitored and evaluated by faculty adviser. Also offered through the London Center. Prerequisites: Junior standing; departmental permission. Maximum of 12 credits. (F, S, Y)

1 to 12

THEA 49103 Professional Internship Theatre

A one-semester internship with a professional performing arts organization. Student's work is monitored and evaluated by faculty adviser. Also offered through the London Center. Prerequisites: Junior standing; departmental permission. Maximum of 12 credits. (F, S, Y)

1 to 12

THEA 49104 Professional Internship Theatre

A one-semester internship with a professional performing arts organization. Student's work is monitored and evaluated by faculty adviser. Also offered through the London Center. Prerequisites: Junior standing; departmental permission. Maximum of 12 credits. (F, S, Y)

1 to 12

THEA 49105 Professional Internship Theatre

A one-semester internship with a professional performing arts organization. Student's work is monitored and evaluated by faculty adviser. Also offered through the London Center. Prerequisites: Junior standing; departmental permission. Maximum of 12 credits. (F, S, Y)

1 to 12

THEA 49900 Independent Study: Theatre

Special reading and research under the supervision of the department. Also offered through the London Center. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; special permission of departmental curriculum committee. 1-4 credits. (F-S,Y)

1 to 4

THEA 49901 Independent Study: Theatre

Special reading and research under the supervision of the department. Also offered through the London Center. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; special permission of departmental curriculum committee. 1-4 credits. (F-S,Y)

1 to 4

THEA 49902 Independent Study: Theatre

Special reading and research under the supervision of the department. Also offered through the London Center. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; special permission of departmental curriculum committee. 1-4 credits. (F-S,Y)

1 to 4

THEA 49903 Independent Study: Theatre

Special reading and research under the supervision of the department. Also offered through the London Center. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; special permission of departmental curriculum committee. 1-4 credits. (F-S,Y)

1 to 4

THEA 49904 Independent Study: Theatre

Special reading and research under the supervision of the department. Also offered through the London Center. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; special permission of departmental curriculum committee. 1-4 credits. (F-S,Y)

1 to 4

THEA 49905 Independent Study: Theatre

Special reading and research under the supervision of the department. Also offered through the London Center. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; special permission of departmental curriculum committee. 1-4 credits. (F-S,Y)

1 to 4

Powered by SmartCatalog IQ