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Undergraduate Theatre

2014 Spring Term

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3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO ACTING

Theatre 120

A study of basic principles and techniques of acting, including physical and vocal control and basic approaches to characterization.


1-2 Units

THEATRE ACTIVITIES

Theatre 200

Recommended for the student who has an avocational interest in theatre and/or who wishes to experience the various aspects of theatre production as a breadth elective in the arts. Students may choose involvement in one or more areas of department-produced or student-produced plays, including acting, house management and promotional, scenery and costume construction, lighting, sound, and production crews. 40 hours of participation are required per credit. Not open to Theatre majors or minors. Repeatable. Repeat enrollments will be in other interest areas.


0.5-2 Units

PRACTICUM - ACTING

Theatre 201

Participation as an actor in a University Theatre production. Students are expected to assist in costume and scenery construction. In general, 40 hours of participation per half credit of practicum are expected. Repeatable. Prereq: Audition and cast in role.


0.5-2 Units

PRACTICUM - DIRECTING

Theatre 202

Participation as an Assistant Director, Production Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager or Dramaturg in a department-approved production. 40 hours of participation per half credit is required. Repeatable. Prereq: Department approval


0.5-2 Units

PRACTICUM - SOUND

Theatre 203

Participation in department-approved productions as Sound Operator and/or Sound Designer/Engineer for productions requiring basic sound. 40 hours of participation per half credit is required. Repeatable. Prereq: Department approval


0.5-2 Units

PRACTICUM - STAGECRAFT

Theatre 204

Participation in set construction and painting on department-approved productions. Departmental approval is required to work on Performance Crew, Properties or as Assistant Scenic Designer. 40 hours of participation per half credit is required. Theatre majors must take at least .5 credits in set construction and painting. Repeatable. Prereq: Department approval for some sections


0.5-2 Units

PRACTICUM - LIGHTING

Theatre 205

Participation in the hanging and focusing of lights for department-approved productions. Departmental approval is required to register for Assistant Lighting Designer, Master Electrician, or Light Operator. 40 hours of participation per half credit is required. Repeatable. Prereq: Department approval for some sections


0.5-2 Units

PRACTICUM - COSTUMING

Theatre 206

Participation in the construction of costumes for department-approved productions. Departmental approval is required to register for Assistant Costume Designer or Performance Crew. 40 hours of participation per half credit is required. Theatre majors must take at least .5 cr in costume construction. Repeatable. Prereq: Department approval


0.5-2 Units

PRACTICUM - MANAGEMENT/PUBLICITY

Theatre 207

Participation in house management, ticket office management or publicity and promotion for department-approved productions. 40 hours of participation per half credit is required. Repeatable. Prereq: Department approval


0.5-2 Units

PRACTICUM - MAKEUP

Theatre 208

Participation as Makeup Designer and/or on Performance Crew for department-approved productions. 40 hours of participation per half credit is required. Repeatable. Prereq: Department approval


3 Units

SCRIPT ANALYSIS

Theatre 225

A study of the basic elements of drama and how these elements combine to create a play. Particular emphasis will be placed on how to discover a valid interpretation of the playwright's intentions and transfer that interpretation to the stage. Required for all Theatre majors.


4 Units

INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL THEATRE

Theatre 251

Fundamentals of the technical aspects of scenery, costumes, and lighting for theatre and dance. Examination of the mechanical principles and techniques used in scenery, costuming, and lighting, stressing practical "hands-on" experiences. A minimum of 32 hours shop participation is required. Offered each spring*.


0.5-2 Units

PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - ACTING

Theatre 301

Acting a major role in a University Theatre/Dance Department production. Eligible roles are designated by the department prior to auditions. Repeatable four times for a maximum of 8 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of the department and completion of 200-level acting practicum for at least a half-credit.


0.5-2 Units

PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - STAGE MANAGER

Theatre 302

Participation as Stage Manager in all production conferences, auditions, rehearsals and performances of a University Theatre-affiliated production. Repeatable four times for a maximum of 8 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of department


0.5-2 Units

PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - SCENERY

Theatre 304

Participation as Scene Designer or Technical Director in all research, production conferences, planning, painting and technical rehearsals for a University Theatre-affiliated production. Repeatable four times for a maximum of 8 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of department


0.5-2 Units

PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - LIGHTING

Theatre 305

Participation as Lighting Designer in all research, production conferences, planning, focusing and technical rehearsals for a University Theatre-affiliated production. Repeatable four times for a maximum of 8 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of department


0.5-2 Units

PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - COSTUMES

Theatre 306

Participation as Costume Designer and/or Costume Cutter/Technician in all production conferences, design meetings, pre-construction and construction work, and dress rehearsals of a University Theatre-affiliated production. Repeatable four times for a maximum of 8 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of department


0.5-2 Units

PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - SOUND

Theatre 308

Participation as Costume Designer and/or Costume Cutter/Technician in all production conferences, design meetings, pre-construction and construction work, and dress rehearsals of a University Theatre-affiliated production. Repeatable four times for a maximum of 8 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of department


0.5-2 Units

PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - THEATRE MANAGEMENT

Theatre 309

Participation as Ticket Office, Front of House or Promotions/Publicity Manager for a minimum of three consecutive productions of the Theatre/Dance Department in a single term. Repeatable four times for a maximum of 8 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of department


1-2 Units

PRACTICUM - DEVELOPMENT

Theatre 310

Participation in College of Arts and Communication development initiatives, including creating written materials, organizing special events and assisting in cultivation and stewardship activities. Repeatable once for a maximum of 4 units.


0.5-2 Units

PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - DIRECTING

Theatre 312

Participation as a Director of a production approved by the department with responsibilities to include pre-production research and script preparation, supervision of production conferences and rehearsals, and presentation of a public production. Repeatable four times for a maximum of 8 credits in major/degree.


3 Units

IMPROVISATIONAL DRAMA

Theatre 325

A study of the techniques of non-scripted drama, including theatre games, improvised scenes, creative drama and story dramatization. Implications and uses of non-scripted drama for education and performance are explored through lectures, demonstrations and group participation.


3 Units

TECHNICAL DIRECTION

Theatre 354

Advanced study and practice of the principles of scenery construction, scene painting, technical drafting, planning and budgeting. A minimum of 50 hours of participation is required.


2 Units

NON-PROFIT ARTS MANAGEMENT

Theatre 362

A study of the duties and required skills of managers of various non-profit arts organizations. Areas of study will include structure of arts organizations, planning, programming, staffing, budgeting and marketing, with emphasis on fundraising, board development, and volunteer management. Assignments and projects will be geared toward students' specific needs and interests. Offered even numbered years.


2 Units

APPLIED STUDIES IN ARTS MARKETING

Theatre 363

A study of the duties and skills of marketing managers of both commercial and non-profit arts-related businesses, as well as the individual artist in the marketplace. Topics include marketing research, planning a marketing budget, promotions, media relations, advertising, corporate and media sponsorship, and audience development. Students will develop a comprehensive marketing plan for an organization or individual artist of their choice. Offered even numbered fall terms.


3 Units

MULTICULTURAL DRAMA OF THE UNITED STATES

Theatre 369

The course examines the theatrical forms and the dramatic literature of African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Latinos/as, and Native Americans, and places them in the context of American theater and U.S. social/political history.


3 Units

DIRECTING II

Theatre 433

The study and application of contemporary directing theories and an exploration of approaches to production styles; includes the direction of a 30-40 minute studio production.


3 Units

ADVANCED STAGE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

Theatre 460

A course for the advanced student who wishes to pursue further study in scenic, costume or lighting design and/or technology. Each student, in consultation with the instructors, will choose 2 projects on which to focus. The lecture/labs will consist of work on those projects and lecture/discussions related to the projects. Required for B.F.A. Design/Tech students. Offered each spring. Repeatable three times for a maximum of 9 credits in major.


3 Units

CONTEMPORARY DRAMA

Theatre 478

Analysis of the trends and developments in the theatre of the past 30 years, including the impact of television, motion pictures and other forces on the theatre of today.


1-12 Units

INTERNSHIP IN THEATRE PRACTICE

Theatre 493

In cooperation with a designated theatrical organization and with previously established guidelines, participation in the production and/or management activities of a commercial or non-profit theatre operation. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits in degree. Prereq: At least second-term junior status as a theatre major and the advance consent of the department


1-6 Units

SEMINAR

Theatre 494

Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member. Repeatable. Offered on demand.


1-3 Units

SPECIAL STUDIES

Theatre 496

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Theatre 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.


3 Units

SENIOR PROJECT

Theatre 499

A capstone project in which the student demonstrates proficiency in directing, acting, designing, promotion, playwriting or criticism on a major project proposed by the student and approved by the department. Repeatable. Prereq: Completion of at least 75% of the student's major requirements (including at least 2 upper level courses in the student's project area) and submission and approval of proposal by the department.

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