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Undergraduate Theatre

2015 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 (GA)

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.


3 Units

MOVEMENT FOR THE ACTOR

Theatre 230

Movement for the Actor is a course designed to develop the physical performance ability of acting students. Body alignment will be explored in relation to movement dynamic and the search for a neutral base. A personal physical warm-up will be established for each student. Range of performance energy will be explored as well as the development of character through movement. Repeatable two times for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree.


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*.


3 Units

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGEMENT

Theatre 260

Production Stage Management explores the processes of stage and fiscal management for Theatre. The first part of the course covers the various duties and responsibilities of the Stage Manager. The course then explores the processes required by Production Stage Managers to oversee the personnel and fiscal operations during production.


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

DIRECTING I

Theatre 332

Study and application of techniques useful in selection, interpretation and staging the play in a proscenium setting.


3 Units

THEATRICAL COSTUMING

Theatre 343

A lecture/laboratory course to study and practice the basic principles and process of theatrical costuming, including the fundamentals of pattern making, textiles and costume construction. Construction of a costume is required.


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.


2 Units

ISSUES IN ARTS MANAGEMENT

Theatre 364

A study of topics, trends, and career options in the field of arts administration. Working professionals will explore with students issues they face in their occupations. A variety of topics will include the role of the arts in society, leadership, public and private support and control of the arts, ethical issues, marketing challenges, computer technology and future trends in the field.


3 Units

MULTICULTURAL DRAMA OF THE UNITED STATES (DV)

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

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA

Theatre 422

A course to study and practice basic principles of on-camera performance. Through regular on-camera assignments students learn skills necessary to work as actors in the TV and film industries.


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

THEATRE HISTORY AND DRAMA: 1550-1830

Theatre 472

Traces the development of the theatre in the West from 1550 to 1830, including Neoclassicism, Elizabethan and Restoration theatre and the development of Romanticism. The impact of outside forces on the various arts of the theatre will be examined.


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

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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