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DRAMA 101 Introduction to the Theatre (5) VLPA
The theatre as an art form with emphasis on the play in production. The role of the various theatre artists: actors, directors, designers, and playwrights. Required attendance at one or more performances. Lecture and discussion groups. For nonmajors. Offered: AWSp.
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DRAMA 103 Theatre Appreciation (5) VLPA
Covers the art of live theatrical performance. Discussion of how theatre is assembled, who the artists are, what they do, how theatre differs from other media, and how the various genres and styles of performance function, to create a deeper understanding of live performance. Offered: AWSp.
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DRAMA 201 Plays and Styles (5) VLPA
Introduces theatre practitioners to the principles of play construction, to the process of reading and conceiving plays for production, and to the basic vocabulary of artistic styles through which plays are produced.
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DRAMA 210 Theatre Technical Practice (4) VLPA
Intensive lecture-laboratory in basic theories, techniques, and equipment of the stage. Technical procedures.
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DRAMA 211 Theatre Technical Practice (4) VLPA Trout
Intensive lecture-laboratory in basic theories, techniques, and equipment of the stage. Costumes.
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DRAMA 212 Theatre Technical Practice (4) VLPA
Intensive lecture-laboratory in basic theories, techniques, and equipment of the stage. Stage lighting.
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DRAMA 213 Introduction to Sound Design for Theatre (4) VLPA
Explores the how and why of sound and music for theatre. Includes different uses for audio in plays; choosing sounds and pieces of music; basic editing of music, environments, and effects; designing a cohesive world of sound.
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DRAMA 251 Acting (5) VLPA
Explores theory and practice of fundamentals of American "method," based on principles of Stanislavsky and their American evolution. Development of basic acting skills through monologue work. Offered: AW.
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DRAMA 252 Acting (5) VLPA
Explores theory and practice of fundamentals of American "method," based on principles of Stanislavsky and their American evolution. Preparation of audition material and scene work within the context of entire play. Prerequisite: DRAMA 251. Offered: WSp.
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DRAMA 259 Performance Practicum (2-6, max. 12) VLPA
Special work in various aspects of performance technique.
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DRAMA 290 Theatre Technical Practices Laboratory (1-3, max. 3) VLPA
Laboratory course involving specific production assignment, either in-shop or in-theatre or both. Offered: AWSp.
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DRAMA 291 Theatre Technical Practices Laboratory (1-3, max. 3) VLPA
Laboratory course involving specific production assignment, either in-shop or in-theatre or both. Offered: AWSp.
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DRAMA 292 Theatre Technical Practices Laboratory (1-3, max. 3) VLPA
Laboratory course involving specific production assignment, either in-shop or in-theatre or both. Offered: AWSp.
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DRAMA 298 Theatre Production (1-2, max. 9) VLPA
Laboratory course for students participating in School of Drama minor productions and projects. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
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DRAMA 302 Critical Analysis of Theatre (5) VLPA Mihaylova
Analyses of plays, based on leading critical traditions. Illustrates variety of approaches to a play, criteria for choosing best approach for a given play, and ways in which criticism aids in understanding dramatic effect, for both reader and practitioner. Prerequisite: DRAMA 201.
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DRAMA 303 The Structure of Dramatic Narrative (5) VLPA
Examines the nature and structures of storytelling and the dramatic arts through seminal works on the topic and through examples of narrative from different parts of the world. Combines reading and lectures with student presentation skills. No previous performance experience necessary.
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DRAMA 314 Introduction to Design for the Performing Arts (3) VLPA
Survey of the role of design (scenery, costume, lighting, and sound) in the contemporary performing arts. Consideration of communicative mission and limitations of each of the design areas. Recommended: DRAMA 210; DRAMA 211; DRAMA 212.
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DRAMA 316 Theatrical Makeup (2) VLPA
Basic principles, with intensive practice in application of makeup for use on proscenium and arena stages. Open to nonmajors.
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DRAMA 317 Introduction to Costume Construction (2-5, max. 10) VLPA
Introduction to clothing construction techniques applicable to theatrical costumes, fashion design, and textile arts. Includes lectures, demonstrations, and practice lab. Recommended: DRAMA 211; DRAMA 416.
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DRAMA 351 Intermediate Acting-Scene Study (4) VLPA
Actor-training methodologies of Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, Michael Chekov, and other physically-based approaches. Increases understanding of psychological motivation, concentration, focus of attention, clarity of physical expressiveness. Perform three scenes. Prerequisite: DRAMA 252; one of DRAMA 210, DRAMA 211, DRAMA 212, or DRAMA 213; one of DRAMA 290, DRAMA 291, or DRAMA 292.
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DRAMA 352 Intermediate Acting-Verse (4) VLPA
Addresses character motivation within classical verse of Shakespeare, Moliere, Racine, etc. Sonnets, monologues, scenes in iambic pentameter and rhyming couplet, exploring rhythm, music, and how these relate to character psychology, motivation. Prerequisite: DRAMA 252; one of DRAMA 210, DRAMA 211, DRAMA 212, or DRAMA 213; one of DRAMA 290, DRAMA 291, or DRAMA 292.
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DRAMA 353 Intermediate Acting - Production (4) VLPA
Explores the ten-minute play. Focus shifts to full-length play script, developing ensemble playing, sustained concentration, focus of attention, character motivation, and extended through-line. Culminates in public performance. Prerequisite: DRAMA 252; one of DRAMA 210, DRAMA 211, DRAMA 212, or DRAMA 213; one of DRAMA 290, DRAMA 291, or DRAMA 292.
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DRAMA 365 Ethnic Studies in Drama (3-5, max. 15) VLPA/I&S Curtis-Newton
Theatre and plays, post-World War II to the present. Style, content, and context explored. Emphasis on social, political, and economic milieu from which theatre arose. Playwrights studied may include Alice Childress, August Wilson, Lynn Nottage, Percy Mtwa, Luis Valdez, and Maria Fornes. Prerequisite: DRAMA 302.
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DRAMA 371 Theatre History I (5) VLPA/I&S
Explores the history of European theatre and theatre culture from ancient Greece and Rome, through the High Middle Ages, to the emergence of the first professional theatres in Elizabethan England and Spain in the Golden Age.. Prerequisite: DRAMA 302.
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DRAMA 372 Theatre History II (5) VLPA
Covers Western European theatre from Italian Renaissance to the late eighteenth century. Beginning with humanism, examines Renaissance beginnings in Italy and its influence, unique practices in England and France ,and then theatre of the English Restoration, the European Enlightenment, and revolutions in France and America. Prerequisite: DRAMA 302.
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DRAMA 373 Theatre History III (5) VLPA
Focuses on major works, forms, and styles of drama in Western European theatre from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Explores modern and contemporary theatre from the rise of realism to modernist innovations with reference to cultural contexts, interpretive problems, and dramatic criticism.
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DRAMA 374 History of Greek and Roman Theatre (5) VLPA Johnson
Survey of Classical and Hellenistic Greek and Roman theatre culture, including texts, architecture, iconography, scenic practices, and conventions of performance from the Festival of Dionysus to the bloodsports of the Roman arenas. Prerequisite: DRAMA 302.
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DRAMA 377 History of Medieval and Renaissance Theatre (5) VLPA Johnson
Survey of the rise of theatre from the early liturgical drama through the High Middle Ages to the Reformation and the great flowering of secular drama in Elizabethan England and the Golden Age of Spain. Prerequisite: DRAMA 302.
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DRAMA 378 History of European Theatre, Renaissance to Revolution (5) VLPA Johnson
Survey of the drama, theatre, and theatre culture from the Italian Renaissance through the French Revolution. Examines the rise of court culture, opera, French neo-classicism, as well as the popular commedia dell'arte. Prerequisite: DRAMA 302.
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DRAMA 391 Beginning Technical Practices (1-3, max. 9) VLPA
Laboratory course involving specific production assignments, either in-shop or in-theatre, or both. Recommended: DRAMA 290; DRAMA 291; DRAMA 292.
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DRAMA 401 Majors Seminar (1, max. 2) VLPA Gates
A professional seminar featuring guest artists and career development specialists. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.
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DRAMA 405 Computer Graphics Systems (3) VLPA
Introduction to CAD applications in theatre design and technology. Focus on learning to use general purpose graphics software for CAD. Discussion of available hardware and software. Recommended: DRAMA 420.
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DRAMA 406 Digital Cinema Production (3-5) VLPA Tsao
Explores applied narrative film grammar and cinematic technique. Covers operations of digital cinema equipment including cameras, cinema lighting, and editing software such as Final Cut Studio. Includes lab where students work in a professional motion picture crew structure to implement principles of cinematic narrative and gain experience directing actors on screen. Credit/no-credit only.
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DRAMA 410 Advanced Theatre Technical Practices (2-4, max. 20) VLPA
Production-related apprenticeship, in the areas of scene construction, scene painting, costume, or lighting. Recommended: DRAMA 210; DRAMA 211; DRAMA 212; DRAMA 418. Offered: AWSp.
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DRAMA 413 Advanced Scene Construction (3) VLPA
Special problems in scene construction materials and rigging. Recommended: DRAMA 210; DRAMA 212; DRAMA 290; DRAMA 292; DRAMA 410; DRAMA 420.
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DRAMA 414 Scene Design (3, max. 6) VLPA
Theory, practice, and rendering of scene designs. Repeat of course involves intermediate designs and models. Prerequisite: DRAMA 210.
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DRAMA 415 Stage Costume Design (3, max. 6) VLPA Trout
Theory, practice, and rendering of costume designs for the theatre. Repeat of course involves intermediate designs. Recommended: ART H 203; DRAMA 211; DRAMA 416 if repeating.
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DRAMA 416 History of Western Dress (5) VLPA Gates
Survey history of Western dress. Emphasis on use of this information by theatrical costume designers. Includes development of costume for drama, ballet, and opera. Prerequisite: DRAMA 302. Offered: A.
MyPlan Course Details: DRAMA 416 (student access only)

DRAMA 417 Stage Costume Patterning and Construction (3, max. 6) VLPA
Techniques of costume construction, including study of fabrics; emphasis on creating patterns by draping. Recommended: DRAMA 211; DRAMA 416.
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DRAMA 418 Scene Painting (3, max. 6) VLPA
Lecture-laboratory with focus on techniques and principles of scene painting. Uses of various media and types of equipment as applicable to varied scenic pieces. Recommended: DRAMA 210.
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DRAMA 419 Advanced Stage Lighting Design (3, max. 9) VLPA
Development of a working process consistent with current professional practice. Includes drafting, worksheets, study of color. Students read plays and develop analytical skills. Recommended: DRAMA 212.
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DRAMA 420 Design and Technical Drafting (2, max. 4) VLPA
Laboratory and project critique covering stage design graphics and technical drawing; specifically: designer's elevations, ground plans, sections, detail drawing, transposition of design drawing information to technical drawings. Recommended: DRAMA 210.
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DRAMA 421 Drawing and Rendering Techniques for the Theatre (2, max. 10) VLPA
Weekly figure-drawing laboratories with live model and weekly field trips for laboratories in drawing natural phenomena and architectural detail. Studies in historical drawing styles. Practice in use of several media and techniques of expression. Recommended: DRAMA 210; DRAMA 211.
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DRAMA 441 Beginning Playwriting (1-6, max. 12) VLPA
Writing exercises and drafts of a one-act play provide first experience in writing for performance. Readings of representative one-act plays introduce genres and writing styles. Recommended: either DRAMA 253 or DRAMA 353; DRAMA 210; DRAMA 211; DRAMA 212.
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DRAMA 451 Advanced Acting - Production Workshop (4) VLPA
Improvisation skills. Methodology employed develops one five-minute solo work, using either original or adaptations of non-dramatic texts. Culminates in public showings of the five-minute one-person works.
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DRAMA 452 Advanced Acting - Scene Study (4) VLPA
Invites actor to create a role. Script reading for action and consequence. Use and employment of five senses to express a character's life, presenting a coherent and alive person to the stage. Culminates in public performance.
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DRAMA 453 Advanced Acting - Physical Training (4) VLPA
Introduction to physical training methods of Tadashi Suzuki, Kenji Suzuki, and the relationship of their methodologies to Constantin Stanislavsky. Contemporary monologues analyzed for psychological motivation, while exploring the physical analog of "action" as expressed and accessed by the new physical training.
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DRAMA 454 Projects in Acting (3, max. 9) VLPA
Rehearsal and classroom performance of dramatic literature of various periods and styles.
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DRAMA 455 Alexander Technique (3) VLPA Madden
A practical and theoretical introduction to the Alexander Technique, a psychophysical re-education process developed by F. M. Alexander (1869-1955). Studio application of this work improves physical/vocal coordination, enhances creativity, and clarifies thinking.
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DRAMA 456 Topics in Theatre for Youth (3-5, max. 10) VLPA
Topics in rehearsal and performance of theatre for young audiences; basic principles and techniques for using drama in the classroom; and creating original work for young audiences.
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DRAMA 457 Creating Drama (3-5) VLPA Frace, Tsao
Covers learning and application of creative methodologies for the theatre artist. Students study established systems of creative development, the use non-dramatic source texts as a foundation for adaptation into dramatic theatre pieces. Emphasizes artistic entrpreneurship, group collaboration, and applied narrative theories.
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DRAMA 460 Introduction to Directing (4) VLPA Curtis-Newton
Student is introduced to the art of the stage director. Recommended: DRAMA 210; DRAMA 211; DRAMA 212; either DRAMA 253 or DRAMA 353; DRAMA 302.
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DRAMA 461 Elementary Directing (4) VLPA Curtis-Newton
Elementary study of the art of the stage director. Recommended: DRAMA 460.
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DRAMA 462 Elementary Directing (4) VLPA
Elementary study of the art of the stage director. Recommended: DRAMA 461.
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DRAMA 466 Stage Management (2-5, max. 15) VLPA Stewart
Study and practice of stage management. Recommended: DRAMA 210; DRAMA 211; DRAMA 212; DRAMA 290; DRAMA 291; DRAMA 292.
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DRAMA 471 History of the English Restoration and Eighteenth Century Theatre (5) VLPA Johnson
Examination of the relationship of the physical theatre and the productions that took place within that theatre. Particular emphasis on the text performed, styles of acting, scenic elements, and the critical theories that influenced the theatre of the period. Prerequisite: DRAMA 302.
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DRAMA 472 European and American Theatre, Revolution to Modernism: 1780-1920 (5) VLPA Johnson
Survey of the drama, theatre, and theatre culture from the French Revolution into the beginnings of Modernism; social and political aspects of theatre, rise of Romanticism, melodrama, and variety entertainment through the nineteenth century to the artistic revolution that paved the way for modern theatre. Prerequisite: DRAMA 302.
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DRAMA 473 Modern European Theatre and Drama (5) VLPA
Major movements and figures in contemporary European theatre from French absurdism to the present. Prerequisite: DRAMA 302.
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DRAMA 475 Modern English Theatre and Drama (5) VLPA
Major trends in contemporary English theatre, post-World War II to the present. Performers, dramatists, and designers who shaped the course of the theatre following the "angry young rebellion" of the 1950s. Prerequisite: DRAMA 302.
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DRAMA 476 Modern American Theatre and Drama (5) VLPA
Major forces shaping modern American theatre, Eugene O' Neill to the present. Leading dramatists, directors, and designers of the post-World War II era. Experiments such as the Federal Theatre Project, Group Theatre, and Living Theatre. Prerequisite: DRAMA 302.
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DRAMA 477 The Legacy of Epic Theatre (5) VLPA
Traces the historical roots and world-wide influence of epic theatre by studying its plays, performances, ideological aims, and diverse contexts, from its beginnings continuing through to contemporary theater. Prerequisite: DRAMA 302.
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DRAMA 478 Women in Theatre (5) VLPA
Examines both the inclusion and exclusion of women by the cultural practice of theatre. Has two primary aims: to provide an historical overview of women in playwriting, acting, directing and criticism, and to apply contemporary social issues to the practice, texts, and criticism of the stage. Prerequisite: DRAMA 302.
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DRAMA 490 Special Studies in Acting-Directing (1-6, max. 12) VLPA
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DRAMA 491 Special Studies in Design-Technical (1-6, max. 12) VLPA
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DRAMA 493 Drama Internship (1-6, max. 6)
Supervised experiences in an off-campus venue.
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DRAMA 495 Practicum in Design and Technical Theatre (2-6, max. 15) VLPA
Emphasis on developing design and technology problem-solving skills through laboratory and project evaluation.
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DRAMA 496 Stage Costume Problems (2, max. 8) VLPA
Specific research problems of stage costume design and execution: accessories, masks, wigs, fabric modification, millinery, or construction analysis for specialized costumes. Topics vary. Recommended: DRAMA 211; DRAMA 416.
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DRAMA 498 Theatre Production (1-2, max. 9) VLPA
Laboratory course for students participating in School of Drama major productions. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
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DRAMA 499 Undergraduate Research (1-5, max. 15)
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DRAMA 502 Designer-Director Analysis (4)
Methods of examining plays to make the collaboration of director and designer productive. Attempts to create a structural whole from visual and verbal approaches to analysis.
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DRAMA 510 Design Studio (1-5, max. 40) Korf, Lynch, Trout
Design for live performance focused primarily on scenery and costumes. Includes comprehensive investigation of space, form, light, texture, and color in theatre design, interpretation of literary and musical text, understanding of dramatic action, and collaborative communication. Projects include a variety of theatrical and musical genres.
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DRAMA 512 Advanced Lighting (1-4, max. 28)
Intensive training in lighting design for performance. Includes intermediate and advanced paper projects as well as advanced practical projects. Spans a variety of performance genres and environments.
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DRAMA 514 Design and Technical Theatre Colloquium (2, max. 18) Korf, Lynch, Trout
Discussion of work in progress or completed in production, centering on the conceptual work of the designer/director on the production and the methods of execution in the shops and on stage. Offered: AWSp.
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DRAMA 518 Studies in Historic Design (3)
Investigation of artistic principles and modes that influenced the art, architecture, furniture, and decor of selected historic periods.
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DRAMA 520 Advanced Theatre Practicum (1-5, max. 15)
Professional student internship with professional theatres: scenery, lighting, scene painting, costume, acting, directing, stage management, theatre management. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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DRAMA 523 Digital Rendering (3)
Covers the basics of digital rendering with an emphasis and application on theatre renderings and sketches. Includes methods of collecting visual research, basic, concepts, and the practical use of software applications.
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DRAMA 551 Teaching of Acting (1-3, max. 3)
Seminar discussion on problems in teaching acting to undergraduate students in DRAMA 251, DRAMA 252, and DRAMA 253. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and being a teaching assistant in acting.
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DRAMA 552 Teaching of Acting (1-3, max. 3)
Seminar discussion on problems in teaching acting to undergraduate students in DRAMA 251, DRAMA 252, and DRAMA 253. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and being a teaching assistant in acting.
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DRAMA 553 Teaching of Acting (1-3, max. 3)
Seminar discussion on problems in teaching acting to undergraduate students in DRAMA 251, DRAMA 252, and DRAMA 253. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and being a teaching assistant in acting.
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DRAMA 555 Studies in Acting (2-6, max. 18)
Individual or group work on special skills for the actor. Topics vary. Prerequisite: admission to the Professional Actor Training Program. Offered: AWSp.
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DRAMA 557 Studio I (12, max. 36) Curtis-Newton, Frace, Hafso, Jenkins, Madden, Shahn, Tsao, Zane
Skill development in acting, voice, speech, and movement necessary for professional training in acting. Prerequisite: admission to the Professional Actor Training Program. Offered: AWSp.
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DRAMA 558 Studio II (12, max. 36) Curtis-Newton, Frace, Hafso, Jenkins, Madden, Shahn, Tsao, Zane
Continuation of DRAMA 557. Prerequisite: DRAMA 557 and completion of the first year of the Professional Actor Training program. Offered: AWSp.
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DRAMA 559 Studio III (6, max. 18) Curtis-Newton, Frace, Hafso, Jenkins, Madden, Shahn, Tsao, Zane
Specialized and individualized work relating to the main curriculum of the third year of the Professional Actor Training Program. Prerequisite: DRAMA 558 and completion of the second year of the Professional Actor Training Program. Offered: AWSp.
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DRAMA 560 Managing the Rehearsal and Production Process (2)
Introduction to graduate-level directing. Play analysis, research, performance theory, and concept development as it relates to process-acting and rehearsal, design, staging techniques, and production management. Reading and writing assignments augmented by faculty and professional guests in performance, design, production, and dramaturgy.
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DRAMA 561 Directing Projects (2-3, max. 12)
Rehearsal techniques and staging skills in a variety of spatial configurations. One-act and full-length plays which follow a prescribed sequence. Prerequisite: graduate standing in the directing program.
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DRAMA 562 Performance Studio (1-3, max. 12)
Performance techniques in specialized areas of importance to the professional director, including stage combat, speech and dialect, mask, physical comedy, improvisation, and puppetry.
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DRAMA 563 Seminar in Directing (2, max. 18)
Seminar discussion of current productions; focused readings and discussion in specific areas of dramatic literature and problems related to stage direction. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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DRAMA 564 Theatre Studies: History, Theory, Criticism (3, max. 15)
Special topics in history, theory, and criticism.
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DRAMA 565 Verse Workshop (4)
Techniques necessary to direct and perform plays of Shakespeare, Moliere, and other verse playwrights: scansion and imagery; period and style using verse text; crowd scenes, transformations of time and space, and other staging exercises; direction of scenes or acts from verse plays.
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DRAMA 566 Directing for Cinema, Television, and Digital Media I (3) Tsao
Covers the applied methodologies of classic narrative film grammar. Includes the role of the director, in standard production structures, script development and analysis, the language of traditional cinematic storytelling, directing the screen actor, editing, post production, and an examination of new digital media technologies.
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DRAMA 567 Acting Process (1-3, max. 30)
Development of acting skills necessary for the professional director. Emphasis on physical training, playing action, strong internal technique, imagination and clarity of expression.
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DRAMA 568 Writing for the Stage (3, max. 6)
Focus on adaptation for the stage of non-dramatic sources, such as literature, poetry, history, and contemporary events. Emphasis on structure, dialogue, dramatic action, rhythm, characterization. Writing exercises using fictive and non-fictive sources, biographical sources, and found objects. For MFA Directing students only.
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DRAMA 569 Directing/Teaching Apprenticeship (3, max. 6)
Assisting faculty or professional guest director in production for the entire rehearsal period, or assisting faculty in performance training.
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DRAMA 571 Problems in Theatre History Research (5, max. 10) Johnson, Postlewait
Methods and techniques of research, interpretation, and writing in theatre history. Relationship of theatre arts to culture in diverse periods and places.
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DRAMA 572 Problems in Theatre History Research (5, max. 10) Johnson, Postlewait
Methods and techniques of research, interpretation, and writing in theatre history. Relationship of theatre arts to culture in diverse periods and places.
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DRAMA 573 Problems in Theatre History Research (5, max. 10) Johnson, Postlewait
Methods and techniques of research, interpretation, and writing in theatre history. Relationship of theatre arts to culture in diverse periods and places.
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DRAMA 575 Seminar in Theatre History (5, max. 10) Johnson
Specific topics in theatre history, examining the drama of various national, linguistic, and/or religious culture in detail.
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DRAMA 576 Seminar in Theatre History (5, max. 10) Johnson
Specific topics in theatre history, examining the drama of various national, linguistic, and/or religious culture in detail.
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DRAMA 577 Seminar in Theatre History (5, max. 10) Johnson
Specific topics in theatre history, examining the drama of various national, linguistic, and/or religious culture in detail.
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DRAMA 581 Analysis of Dramatic Texts (5, max. 10) Bryant-Bertail, Mihaylova
Analytic approaches to dramatic materials, concentrating on semiotics, Marxism, feminism, or a related critical theory.
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DRAMA 582 Analysis of Dramatic Texts (5, max. 10) Bryant-Bertai, Mihaylova
Analytic approaches to dramatic materials, concentrating on semiotics, Marxism, feminism, or a related critical theory.
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DRAMA 583 Analysis of Dramatic Texts (5, max. 10) Bryant-Bertai, Mihaylova
Analytic approaches to dramatic materials, concentrating on semiotics, Marxism, feminism, or a related critical theory.
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DRAMA 585 Seminar in Dramatic Theory (5, max. 10) Bryant-Bertai, Mihaylova
Major problems in dramatic theory, such as aesthetics, mimesis, and the nature of theatre.
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DRAMA 586 Seminar in Dramatic Theory (5, max. 10) Bryant-Bertai, Mihaylova
Major problems in dramatic theory, such as aesthetics, mimesis, and the nature of theatre.
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DRAMA 587 Seminar in Dramatic Theory (5, max. 10) Bryant-Bertai, Mihaylova
Major problems in dramatic theory, such as aesthetics, mimesis, and the nature of theatre.
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DRAMA 599 Advanced Studies in Theatre Arts (1-5, max. 20)
Independent projects or group study of specialized aspects of theatre arts. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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DRAMA 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
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DRAMA 700 Master's Thesis (*-)
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DRAMA 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*-)
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