THEATRE/​ENGL  120 — INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE AND DRAMATIC LITERATURE

3-4 credits.

Reading important plays, attending stage productions, writing and thinking critically about theatre and drama. Emphasis on developing analytic skills in dramatic literature and theatre production. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 130 — FUNDAMENTALS OF THEATRICAL DESIGN

3 credits.

Foundational elements of theatrical design and developing the skills to translate text into visual and/or aural content. It involves an introduction to script analysis; visual, aural, and dramaturgical research; problem solving skills; creative exploration and visual communication. This course will be relevant to designers, directors, actors, stage managers, technicians, and informed audience members. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 140 — VOICE 1: EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

3 credits.

Introduces and explores the fundamentals and discipline of voice and speech. Provides a foundation from which the student will begin to access and engage healthful, practical, and creative vocal and speech function. Students will be introduced to methods of expression for acting and public speaking. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 150 — ACTING I: INTRODUCTION TO ACTING

3 credits.

Provides a basic introduction to the craft of acting. Students will begin to develop disciplines and tools of the actor as they relate to voice, movement, language skills, and engaging communication. Explores how actor training skills can be a benefit in a wide context of professional and personal endeavors. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 160 — TECHNICAL THEATRE FUNDAMENTALS

3 credits.

Learn how to mount a theatrical production. Through scenery, costumes, lighting, sound, and stage management explore the relationship between the technical components of the production process. This course includes lectures as well as practical experience in University Theatre productions. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 161 — BACKSTAGE LABORATORY I

2 credits.

Weekly labs and specified performance assignment in which students learn through practical participation in University Theatre productions; lab choices include scenery and costume construction, lighting, and sound. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 162 — BACKSTAGE EXPERIENCE

1 credit.

Participation in University Theatre performance in various capacities including light or sound console operator, wardrobe, properties, carpentry, or other areas. Mandatory participation in all evening and weekend technical rehearsal and performance activities. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 199 — DIRECTED STUDY

1-3 credits.

Enroll Info: Graded on a lettered basis. Open to Fr So. Cons inst req

THEATRE 200 — ACTING SKILLS FOR LIFE

2 credits.

Skills learned by actors in the theatre world can be applied to presentations and interactions in business, education, and beyond. We will utilize acting techniques traditionally used in theatre to enhance confidence and communication in interviews, presentations, elevator pitches, authentically connecting on a personal level with others, and how to avoid or better deal with stage fright. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE/​DANCE  218 — AFRICAN DANCE PERFORMANCE

2 credits.

Technique, practice and performance of complex African and African-based dances in relation to polyrhythmic musical and percussive accompaniment. Study of historical and cultural contexts of these forms. Development of improvisational skills in dialogue with musicians. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 219 — UNDERGRADUATE TOPICS INTHEATRE AND DRAMA

1-3 credits.

Undergraduate study in subjects of current interest in design, performance, technology, history, dramatic theory, literature criticism, or theatre/drama education. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 220 — SCENIC STUDIO PRACTICUM

1 credit.

Hone skills learned in Technical Theater Fundamentals while working side-by-side with designers and technicians building University Theatre productions. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 221 — COSTUME STUDIO PRACTICUM

1 credit.

Hone skills learned in Technical Theater Fundamentals while working side-by-side with designers and technicians building University Theatre productions. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 222 — LIGHTING & SOUND STUDIO PRACTICUM

1 credit.

Students hone skills learned in Technical Theater Fundamentals while working side-by-side with designers and technicians building University Theatre productions. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 224 — HISTORY OF THEATRICAL PRODUCTION

3 credits.

Examines key periods in theatre history from ancient to modern. Emphasis on staging practices and theatre as a cultural institution. Enroll Info: So st, THEATRE/​ENGL  120 or cons inst

THEATRE 234 — COLLABORATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING

3 credits.

Theatre is the manifestation of collaborative problem solving. Collaboration is a process involving two or more individuals working toward a common goal, through interdependent behavior with individual accountability. This course will build your collaborative and creative problem solving skills to generate innovative solutions to complex problems and practices. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 240 — INTERMEDIATE VOICE TRAINING

3 credits.

Techniques and practice for increasing vocal strength, range, flexibility and the study of diction. Attention to individual problems in tone production, resonance, and articulation. Enroll Info: THEATRE 140 or cons inst

THEATRE 250 — FUNDAMENTALS OF ACTING

3 credits.

Students focus on developing fundamental acting techniques (voice, characterization, physicality) and learn to apply skills in individual performance and scene study of contemporary dramatic texts. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE/​DANCE  259 — COLLABORATIVE ARTS PERFORMANCE LAB: DEVISING COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCE THROUGH HIP HOP ARTS

1-2 credits.

Collaborative Arts Performance Lab is a unique course where students work together to create a repertory company which produces performances of short hip hop theater and other collaborative performance art works for public viewing. It is a creative workshop space where experimental works are researched and developed. These workshops are open to all First Wave students, including Freshmen, and will involve the development of collaborative and small group pieces as well as artistic training with a focus on individual and multi-voice work, theater improvisation, dance/movement. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 260 — PRODUCING THEATRE

3 credits.

Focuses on the fundamental principles and practical operational knowledge of different theatrical business models. Course topics include: planning, scheduling, marketing, fundraising, budgeting, hiring, commercial vs. not-for-profit, legal concerns, and public relations. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 263 — FUNDAMENTALS OF COSTUMES TECHNOLOGY

3-4 credits.

Theory and techniques of costume construction for theatrical production. Lab required for 4th credit. Enroll Info: THEATRE 160 or cons inst. Open to Fr

THEATRE 266 — FUNDAMENTALS OF STAGE LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY

3 credits.

Theories and techniques for the use of stage lighting equipment, special effects, and other stage electrics devices. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 270 — FUNDAMENTALS OF STAGECRAFT

3-4 credits.

Theory and techniques of stagecraft for theatrical production. Lab required. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 298 — DIRECTED STUDY

1-3 credits.

Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 299 — DIRECTED STUDY

1-3 credits.

Enroll Info: Graded on a lettered basis; So st requires cons inst

THEATRE/​DANCE/​FOLKLORE  321 — JAVANESE PERFORMANCE

2 credits.

Technique and practice of classical Javanese dance in its musical, historical and cultural contexts. Enroll Info: Junior standing or consent of instructor

THEATRE 324 — TRADITIONS IN DRAMATIC LITERATURE

3 credits.

Multiple approaches to reading plays from a variety of important periods in dramatic literature with an emphasis on the life of older plays in the contemporary repertory. When possible, some course materials are linked to University Theatre production. Enroll Info: So st, THEATRE/​ENGL  120 or cons inst

THEATRE 327 — HISTORY OF COSTUME FOR THE STAGE

3 credits.

Dress in Western civilization is examined through the cultural context of history, art and fashion and related to theatrical costume design through a comparison of theatre designs to their primary visual sources. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 329 — INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN PERFORMANCE

3-4 credits.

Introduction to historical, social and political contexts of African-American artistic expression in theatre and performance. Offers critical analyses of theatre, films, and/or dance forms that reflect cultural values, ideologies and performance aesthetics rooted in African-American and West African traditions. Enroll Info: Jr st or cons inst

THEATRE/​LITTRANS  335 — IN TRANSLATION: THE DRAMA OF HENRIK IBSEN

3-4 credits.

Enroll Info: Jr st or cons inst

THEATRE/​LITTRANS  336 — IN TRANSLATION: THE DRAMA OF AUGUST STRINDBERG

3-4 credits.

Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 342 — FUNDAMENTALS OF MOVEMENT FOR THE STAGE

1-3 credits.

Development of the actor's awareness of habitual patterns of tension. Elements of movement including space, time, energy. Introduction to improvisation skills. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 350 — ACTING REALISM

3 credits.

Intensive scene study from the major works of selected modern playwrights, concentrating on realism. Enroll Info: THEATRE 250, 140 and cons inst

THEATRE 351 — FUNDAMENTALS OF ASIAN STAGE DISCIPLINE

3 credits.

Intensive movement discipline using Asian martial art techniques and mask work as a preparation for performance. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 352 — AUDITIONING FOR STAGE AND SCREEN

3 credits.

Student actors develop career-focused skills and confidence in auditioning for theatre and on-camera projects. Includes exercises in handling "cold" readings, prepared monologues, interviews, and improvisational auditioning. Student will also learn to look at auditions from the casting director's point of view. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 357 — INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE FOR CULTURAL AND SOCIAL AWARENESS

3 credits.

Analysis of sensitive subject matter in U.S. workplace and school/community settings through theatre and drama. Examines race relations, cultural diversity, gender, sexual orientation and other topics in plays, films, and current events. Develops theatrical models to encourage healthy dialogue. Enroll Info: So st

THEATRE 360 — PERFORMANCE IN PRACTICE

1-3 credits.

Students gain practical theatrical experience, skills, and knowledge by working on a University Theatre production. The assignments will involve responsibilities as Actor, Director, Assistant Director, Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager, or other approved performance related positions on a University Theatre production. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 361 — BACKSTAGE LABORATORY II

1-2 credits.

Emphasis on student's involvement with a specific responsibility within theatrical production. Enroll Info: THEATRE 161 or cons inst

THEATRE/​CURRIC/​SLAVIC  362 — DRAMA FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING

3 credits.

This is a methods course useful for all involved in teaching and learning, including foreign languages. Introduction to philosophy, methodology, and practice of the use of drama and performance techniques in any educational or recreational settings. Focus on creativity and embodied and contextual learning, based on current neurological, psychological, and sociological research. A practical class which includes demonstration and practice with children. Enroll Info: So st

THEATRE 363 — PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF STAGE COSTUME DESIGN

3-4 credits.

A survey of stage costume combined in a lecture/laboratory framework. Fundamentals inherent in costume design process; introduction to procedures and skills needed for executing costumes. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 364 — MAKEUP FOR THE THEATRE

3 credits.

An introduction to makeup design for the theater. Students learn the aesthetics of makeup, color theory, and the technical aspects of applying makeup. Topics include the importance of developing a character through makeup, techniques of physically applying makeup to the actor and special effects makeup such as old age and prosthetic makeup appliances. At the end of the course, students are able to research and identify elements of creating a character through makeup and the application of stage makeup to an actor in order to create a character for the stage. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 365 — SEWING FOR THE THEATRE

3 credits.

Intermediate sewing techniques used to create theatrical garments will be taught and practiced. Enroll Info: THEATRE 160

THEATRE/​ART  366 — STAGE LIGHTING I

3-4 credits.

Application of lighting design to the stage and natural environment. Color principles, lighting instruments, and control equipment. Production participation and labs. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 367 — SCRIPT ANALYSIS

3 credits.

A study of dramatic structure and examination of the basic elements of theatrical text. Students will be introduced to applied methods of script analysis as an approach to researching, writing, directing, designing, performing and critiquing plays and screenplays. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 368 — FUNDAMENTALS OF DIRECTING

3 credits.

Principles and practice of play direction; motivational analysis, composition, movement, stage business and rehearsal techniques. Student directs a final project. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 370 — DRAFTING FOR THE THEATRE

3-4 credits.

Methods and development of techniques used in theatrical drafting. Enroll Info: THEATRE 160 So st; or cons inst

THEATRE 371 — SOUND FOR THEATRE

3-4 credits.

Audio equipment and its use in the theatre; the integration of sound as a design element of live theatrical performance. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE/​ART  372 — SET DESIGN I

3 credits.

Principles of composition, scale, perspective, and color applied to the stage; production of ground plans, elevations, sketches, and models. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 374 — RENDERING FOR THE STAGE

3 credits.

A practical study of drawing, painting, and sketching techniques applied specifically to the presentation of set, costume, and lighting designs on paper. Enroll Info: THEATRE 363 or 366 or 372 or cons inst

THEATRE 379 — INTRODUCTION TO STAGE MANAGEMENT

3 credits.

Principles of stage management from auditions through closing night. Class work and supplementary production experience. Enroll Info: THEATRE 160 or cons inst. Open to Fr

THEATRE/​GEN&WS  415 — INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY FEMINIST THEATRE AND CRITICISM

3 credits.

Introduction to the history, literature and theory of feminist theatre and of feminist criticism of mainstream theatre in the United States from 1960 to the present. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 420 — THEATRE AND SOCIETY

3 credits.

Analysis of the ideological and cultural meanings in Western theatre from the perspectives of gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual identity. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE/​DANCE/​FOLKLORE  421 — JAVANESE PERFORMANCE REPERTORY

2 credits.

Introduction to Javanese theatre performance in a Javanese epic tradition. Includes use of Javanese gamelan music as accompaniment for dance drama. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE/​LITTRANS  423 — IN TRANSLATION: SLAVIC DRAMA IN CONTEXT

3 credits.

Slavic playwrights and the European tradition of theatre and drama. Enroll Info: Sr st or cons inst

THEATRE 424 — CONTEMPORARY WORLD THEATRE AND DRAMATIC LITERATURE

3 credits.

Considers important current trends in performance and dramatic literature worldwide. Writing component includes both literary and performance criticism. When possible, some course maaterials are linked to University Theatre productions. Enroll Info: Jr st, THEATRE 224 324

THEATRE/​CURRIC  426 — HISTORY, THEORY, AND DRAMATIC CRITICISM IN THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

3-4 credits.

Historiographical perspectives in theatre for young audiences; analysis of plays for young people, theoretical implications, assumptions, current developments. Enroll Info: THEATRE/​ENGL  120 or 160 or 200 or 362 or cons inst

THEATRE 431 — HISTORY OF THEATRES AND STAGING

3 credits.

Theatre architecture, scenery, costume, acting, directing, and modes of staging in Europe from 500 B.C. Enroll Info: Jr st

THEATRE 440 — MUSICAL PERFORMANCE FOR THE ACTOR

3 credits.

Styles and genres of the modern American and British musical theatre for performers. Their application to audition techniques and scene/song presentations. Enroll Info: Jr st or cons inst

THEATRE 450 — ACTING STYLES

1-3 credits.

Study and demonstration of the various acting styles from the Greek to the modern. Concentration on two specific styles in a semester. Enroll Info: THEATRE 250, 350, or cons inst

THEATRE 451 — ACTING FOR THE CAMERA

3 credits.

Focuses on the principles of acting for the camera including industry terms, auditioning techniques, and acting techniques for film/television, industrials, and commercials. Students learn tools for script analysis, character development, and on-camera performance which will be recorded and critiqued in class. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE/​CURRIC  462 — THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES: PRODUCTION

3-6 credits.

A practical class: preparation and performance of a production for young audiences, with development and implementation of accompanying educational material. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 464 — COSTUME TECHNOLOGY TOPICS

3-4 credits.

Examines techniques used to create costumes. Rotating topics including draping, period patternmaking, tailoring, crafts, and painting. Lab required for 4th credit. Enroll Info: Theatre 163 or cons inst

THEATRE 466 — STAGE LIGHTING DESIGN II

3-4 credits.

Detailed study of lighting design techniques and professional practices for commercial and resident theatres. Enroll Info: THEATRE/​ART  366 either THEATRE 370 or cons inst

THEATRE 469 — INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES IN THE ARTS

1-4 credits.

Guest artists will offer interdisciplinary courses on topics appropriate to their specializations. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 470 — FUNDAMENTALS OF TECHNICAL DIRECTION

3 credits.

Organizational and planning responsibilities of the performing arts technical director. Estimating, scheduling, purchasing, safety, materials, resources, organizational structures. Enroll Info: Theatre 170 or equiv cons inst

THEATRE 471 — STAGE PROPERTIES

3 credits.

Materials, processes and organizational techniques commonly used in the fabrication of stage properties. Enroll Info: Theatre 170, 370, 372 or equiv

THEATRE 472 — SCENIC PAINTING

3 credits.

Painting scenery for the stage. Techniques for painting drops, flats, and props in a range of illusion effects. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE/​ENGL  477 — DIASPORA AND THEATRE

3 credits.

Study of the drama and theatre of a variety of immigrant communities in three Western locations: Britain, the United States, and Canada. Focuses on current theories of diaspora and transnationalism, the place of theatre in diasporic writing, and the literary, performative, and material dimensions of the genre. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 501 — THE BUSINESS OF ACTING

3 credits.

Teaches actors the vital, non-performance skills and knowledge needed to launch professional acting careers. Knowledge of self- promoting, marketing, unions, networking, headshot/resumes, agents, casting directors, trade publications, and more will empower the actor and ease their transition into the professional world. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 521 — THE PRE-MODERN DRAMA OF EUROPE: 1650-1850

3 credits.

Plays and essays from the European repertoire (England, France, Germany, Spain, Russia, Italy) prior to the rise of Realism and representing several theatrical forms (new-classicism, romantisism) and including such playwrights as Wycherley, Behn, Congreve, Racine, Moliere, Beaumarchais, Schiller, Goethe, Kleist, Lope de Vega, Calderon, Ostrovsky, Goldoni, etc. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 522 — EXPERIMENTAL DRAMA: THE THEATRE OF EUROPE 1850-THE PRESENT

3 credits.

The development of realistic and postrealistic forms in modern and postmodern drama, from Zola, Ibsen, Strindberg, and Chekhov through futurism, expressionism, Dada, and surrealism, Brecht, the Theatre of the Absurd, and contemporary European theatre. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE/​CURRIC  525 — THEATRE IN EDUCATION

3-4 credits.

Theory and practice of theatre in elementary and secondary educational settings. Students in this course devise, script, and present programs as actor-teachers and interact with audiences. Enroll Info: So st cons inst

THEATRE 526 — THE THEATRES OF CHINA AND JAPAN

3 credits.

An advanced study of the theatres of China and Japan in relation to aesthetics and form. Enroll Info: Theatre 326 or cons inst

THEATRE/​SLAVIC  532 — HISTORY OF RUSSIAN THEATRE

3 credits.

The history of Russian theatre and related arts (including opera and ballet) with emphasis on performance history. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE/​ENGL  534 — AMERICAN DRAMA AND THEATRE TO 1900

3 credits.

Significant American plays, playwrights and modes of theatrical production during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with attention to the theatre as a force in a developing national culture. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE/​ANTHRO/​FOLKLORE/​MUSIC  539 — THE FOLKLORE OF FESTIVALS AND CELEBRATIONS

3 credits.

Survey of interdisciplinary literature on social/performative folklore aesthetics and environments by in-depth study of three festivals and ceremonies. Required field trips. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 541 — ACTING SHAKESPEARE

1-3 credits.

Studio presentation of Shakespearean drama with emphasis on language and verse structure; techniques for enhancing performances skills. Enroll Info: THEATRE 240, 350 and cons inst. Repeatable with cons inst

THEATRE 550 — ADVANCED SCENE STUDY

1-3 credits.

Intensive scene study from the major works of selected modern playwrights. Enroll Info: THEATRE 250, 350 and instructor consent. Repeatable with instructor consent

THEATRE 557 — ADVANCED THEATRE FOR CULTURAL AND SOCIAL AWARENESS

3 credits.

Practical implementation of theories and skills developed in THEATRE 357. Students participate in training engagements addressing issues of sensitive subject matter (race relations, cultural diversity, gender, sexual orientation) for U.S. businesses, organizations, and schools. Enroll Info: THEATRE 357 or cons inst

THEATRE 561 — BACKSTAGE LABORATORY III

1-2 credits.

Emphasis on fulfilling one major assignment in theatre performance or production situation such as actor, stage manager, master carpenter, wardrobe master, properties master. Enroll Info: THEATRE 361 or cons inst

THEATRE/​CURRIC  562 — DRAMA IN EDUCATION: ADVANCED STUDIES

3-4 credits.

Advanced studies in theories and practices of drama in education. Enroll Info: THEATRE/​CURRIC/​SLAVIC  362 or cons inst

THEATRE 563 — COSTUME DESIGN II

3 credits.

Problems in use of line, form, color, texture, and movement in the design of costumes for the stage. Class projects include investigation into classical and contemporary drama. Enroll Info: Grad st or cons inst

THEATRE 568 — DIRECTING LAB

3 credits.

Analysis, conceptualization and rehearsal of a play culminating in a performance presented for an audience. Enroll Info: THEATRE 368 cons inst

THEATRE 570 — ADVANCED STAGECRAFT

3 credits.

An intensive study of stage rigging, scenic locomotion, set construction and structural analysis techniques. Enroll Info: THEATRE 160, THEATRE 370 or equiv, or cons inst; may be taken concurrent with 370

THEATRE 571 — SCENERY AUTOMATION-MECHANICS

1-3 credits.

Metalworking, automation and plastics forming as applied to scenery construction. Health and safety considerations are explored in each subject area. Enroll Info: High school level algebra and basic trigonometry

THEATRE/​ART  572 — SET DESIGN II

3 credits.

Historical survey of visual theatre, painting, and architectural styles adapted to various dramatic forms. Application of design elements and styles to contemporary theatre productions. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE/​ENGL  575 — BRITISH DRAMA, 1914 TO PRESENT

3 credits.

Plays and playwrights from the first World War to the present, including movements leading to the "revolt" of 1956 and subsequent proletarian and absurdist drama. Plays by Shaw, O'Casey, Maugham, Coward, Eliot, Osborne, Beckett, Pinter, Stoppard, Arden, Wesker, Bond, Churchill and others. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE/​ENGL  576 — SURVEY: THEORIES OF DRAMA

3 credits.

Selected major critical and theoretical sources, from Aristotle to the present day; the influences of theories upon playwriting and modes of theatrical production. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE/​ENGL  577 — POSTCOLONIAL THEATRE: DRAMA, THEORY AND PERFORMANCE IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH

3 credits.

Study of drama, dramatic theory and theatrical practices in postcolonial cultures, primarily in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. Considers status of drama/theatre in postcolonial studies and focuses on issues of form, language, intertextuality, trans-culturation, material organization and reception. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE/​ENGL  578 — MODERN AMERICAN DRAMA AND THEATRE

3 credits.

Representative twentieth-century plays from Glaspell and O'Neill to the present considered within contemporary cultural, theatrical and academic context. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 579 — ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN STAGE MANAGEMENT

2 credits.

Advanced study of organizational behaviors, theatre infrastructures, styles communication techniques in relation to Stage Management. Enroll Info: So st and cons inst

THEATRE 595 — TOPICS IN THEATRE AND DRAMA: STUDY ABROAD

1-6 credits.

A course carried with a UW-Madison study abroad program which has no equivalent on this campus. Enroll Info: Current enrollment in a UW-Madison study abroad program

THEATRE 597 — INTERNSHIP IN THEATRE

1-6 credits.

Enables theatre majors with a supervised internship to earn academic credit while engaged in a professional setting outside of the University and directly related to their field of study. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 619 — SPECIAL TOPICS IN THEATRE AND DRAMA

1-3 credits.

Specialized subjects of current interest in design, performance, technology, history, dramatic theory, literature criticism, and theatre/drama education. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 631 — THEORIES OF ACTING

3 credits.

Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural seminar on the historical, cultural, performative, aesthetic, and ideological construction of acting on stage. Enroll Info: Sr st, Grad st or cons inst

THEATRE 661 — ADVANCED PRODUCTION PRACTICUM

1-3 credits.

Provides students the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a production setting. Enrollment is limited to designated Dramaturg, Lighting Designer, Costume Designer, Set Designer, Technical Director, Assistant Dramaturg, Assistant Designers, or Assistant Technical Director on a season production for the University Theatre. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 670 — ADVANCED STUDY IN THEATRE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

4 credits.

In-depth study of theories, skill, and issues in set, costume, and lighting design and theatre technology. Meets with Graduate Core Curriculum. Rotating topics. Enroll Info: Jr st cons inst

THEATRE 681 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

3 credits.

Enroll Info: Sr st written cons inst

THEATRE 682 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

3 credits.

Enroll Info: THEATRE 681 written consent of instructor

THEATRE 691 — SENIOR THESIS

2-3 credits.

Enroll Info: Sr st 3.25 GPA and written cons inst

THEATRE 692 — SENIOR THESIS

2-3 credits.

Enroll Info: THEATRE 691 written cons inst

THEATRE 698 — DIRECTED STUDY

1-6 credits.

N. Enroll Info: Graded on a cr/n basis; Jr or Sr st and requires written cons inst

THEATRE 699 — DIRECTED STUDY

1-6 credits.

Enroll Info: Graded on a lettered basis; Jr or Sr st requires written cons inst

THEATRE/​ENGL  731 — ADVANCED THEATRE HISTORY 500 BC TO 1700

3 credits.

Problems of scholarship in the dramatic, performance and staging practices of major traditions of world theatre history between 500 BCE and 1700 including the theatres of ancient Greece and Rome; medieval, Renaissance and early modern Europe; and the Muromachi and Tokugawa eras in Japan. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE/​ENGL  732 — ADVANCED THEATRE HISTORY 1700 TO PRESENT

3 credits.

Problems of scholarship in the dramatic, performance and staging practices of major traditions of world theatre history since 1700, including melodrama, naturalism, the avant-garde, and other movements that helped shaped contemporary theatre. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 740 — VOICE TRAINING

3 credits.

Principles of voice and speech for the actor. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 742 — GRADUATE STAGE MOVEMENT

3 credits.

Advanced study of processes, styles and techniques of stage movement. Individual and group projects. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 750 — GRADUATE ACTING

1-3 credits.

Advanced study of process and technique in acting. Individual and group projects. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 763 — COSTUME DESIGN III

3 credits.

Advanced problems in costume design for the stage. Enroll Info: Graduate standing Theatre Drama 563 or consent of instructor

THEATRE 768 — ADVANCED PROBLEMS IN DIRECTING

3 credits.

Special directing challenges, e.g., musical theatre, new work and adaptation development, performance styles, multimedia challenges. Enroll Info: Theatre Drama 568, consent of instructor

THEATRE 770 — ADVANCED THEATRE TECHNOLOGY

3 credits.

Detailed study of research and practice in the physical theatre and its scenic devices. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 799 — INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-6 credits.

Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 822 — SHAKESPEARE SEMINAR: THEORY AND PRACTICE

3 credits.

Selected Shakespearean texts examined in the light of contemporary critical theories and the application of those theories to the possibilities for staging. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 911 — SEMINAR-PROBLEMS IN THEATRE AND DRAMA

2-3 credits.

Topics variable. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 939 — SPECIAL TOPICS-PERFORMANCE THEORY AND CRITICISM

3 credits.

Theoretical and critical methods, from traditional to contemporary, that elucidate past and present dramatic forms and practices. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 970 — COLLABORATIVE DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY STUDIO

3 credits.

Graduate seminar focused on providing advanced students in design and technology opportunities to collaborate on projects within the classroom. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 972 — SEMINAR-ADVANCED PROBLEMS IN STAGE DESIGN

3 credits.

Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 990 — RESEARCH AND THESIS

1-9 credits.

Independent research and writing under the supervision of a staff member. Enroll Info: None

THEATRE 999 — INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 credits.

Independent pursuit of a creative project designed by the student and supervised by a staff member. Enroll Info: None