Theatre

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

THE 2019 : The Theatrical Expernce

The variety of arts and crafts that combine to create theatre. Through hands-on experience, discussion, and performance, the interrelations among dramatic idea, stage direction, acting, design and technical elements that harmonize in a theatrical production are discovered.

Credits

3

THE 2025 : Improvisational Theatre

Improvisation to explore non-verbal communication strategies and the study of theatre as a communication medium. Readings in non-verbal communication and modern theatre theory.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THE 2029 :D-

THE 2029 : Fund Princ of Acting

Traditional acting theories and basic techniques: games, improvisation, sensory awareness exercises and beginning work on scenes.

Credits

3

THE 2034 : Musical Theatre

Explores the conventions of musical theatre. Practical work in the application of musical performance theory to specific song, movement and stylized acting techniques.

Credits

3

THE 2051 : Creativity

Students from all disciplines experiment with creativity in their major and their work, utilizing theatre-based approaches to creating performances, stories, ads, business plans, films, and/or projects that nurture innovation, originality, and collaboration.

Credits

3

THE 3006 : Shakespeare on Stage

Applies the acting and design techniques of Shakespeare's theatre - architecture, lighting, special effects, and rehearsal practices - to the contemporary stage. Choose to act, direct, or design for the final project, a series of site-specific performances on campus. No experience necessary

Credits

3

THE 3008 : Theatre of the Afr. Diaspora

Theatre of the African Diaspora explores the effects of the cultural landscape on dramatic literature throughout the diaspora and vise-versa. We will examine plays, essays, articles and other media that deal with issues of race and class, beauty aesthetics, masculinity, power, feminism, queer identity and post-colonialism with the goal of finding their contemporary resonance.

Credits

3

THE 3010 : Mindfulness in Action

An investigation of classic forms of mindfulness meditation and contemplation - from calm abiding to insight awareness to transformation - through studying traditional techniques and experiencing traditional practices. All in the interest of exploring and expanding creativity in everyday life.

Credits

3

THE 3011 : Asian Theatre

To understand Asian artistic style and practice through viewing performances, examining aesthetics, and studying plays.

Credits

3

THE 3030 : Spec Topics in Theatre

A specialized area of theatre studies (e.g., avant-garde, feminist, Asian, Melodrama), combining elements of theatre history, dramatic literature and criticism, as well as performance and production aspects of live theatre.

Credits

3

THE 4011 : Directing the Play

Fundamentals of directing: script analysis, approaches to working with the actor, movement and blocking, visualization, design, and rhythm.

Credits

3

THE 7100 : Principles of Acting

Fundamental training in the Stanislavsky System as applied to performing realistic plays, including exercises, improvisation, & scene work. Restricted to graduate students & qualified undergraduates.

Credits

3

THE 7110 : Script Analysis

Examination of the sociological, psychological and ideological circumstances of modern and contemporary American plays through a line-by-line breakdown of text to reveal the connection of action and characterization to theme. Restricted to Graduate students and qualified Undergraduates

Credits

3

THE 7120 : Dramaturgy-Classic

Introduction to production dramaturgy, examining dramatic literature and exploring theatrical practices from the fourth century B.C.E. to the beginning of the nineteenth century. Development of research skills necessary for dramaturgical work. Restricted to Graduate students and qualified Undergraduates.

Credits

3

THE 7130 : Dramaturgy-Modern

Further studies in production dramaturgy, examining dramatic literature and exploring late-nineteenth- and twentieth-century theatrical practices (Eastern and Western). Development of research skills necessary to prepare dramaturgical materials designed to support production. Restricted to Graduate students and qualified Undergraduates.

Credits

3

THE 7140 : Dramtc Vis & Frm Classic

Study of the radical juxtaposition of contrasting plays from different countries (Eastern and Western) and different eras (classic orientation) in the context of dramatic theory and criticism.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

(THE 7110 or THE 8039) and (THE 7120 or THE 8504) and (THE 7130 or THE 8501)

THE 7150 : Dramtc Vis & Frm Modern

Study of the radical juxtaposition of contrasting plays from different countries (Eastern and Western) and different eras (modern orientation) in the context of dramatic theory and criticism.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

(THE 7110 or THE 8039) and (THE 7120 or THE 8504) and (THE 7130 or THE 8501)