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Graduate Catalog | 2005-2007
College of Fine Arts

Theatre and Dance

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Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2005-2006 and 2006-2007; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

T D | Theatre and Dance

280G. Production Skills for Actors. Laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, a major in acting, and consent of instructor.

680M. Performance Studio. Exploration and practice in the skills and craft of acting, voice, dance, directing, and playwriting. Twenty laboratory hours a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit when the projects vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

380N. Topics in Acting. Topics, restricted or broad in scope, related to the theory of acting, stage combat, movement, and voice. Laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

180P, 280P, 380P. Advanced Projects in Performance. Projects inappropriate to organized courses but pertinent to students' training and development in acting, directing, dance, and playwriting. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one class hour a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit when the projects vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

381D. Seminar in Directing Theory. Application of aesthetic and creative principles to directing theory; application of directing theory to textual analysis and production concept. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

381E. Topics in Directing Theory. Topics, restricted or broad in scope, related to the theory of directing. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

381F. Advanced Acting and Directing. Problems in the theory and practice of acting and directing for the theatre. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, a major in acting, and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Advanced Acting. Full exploration of the sources of dramatic action that reside in the self.

Topic 2: Classical Acting. Training in the acting skills needed for the performance of Shakespeare and other verse dramatists.

Topic 3: Voice Studies I. Training the actor in vocal coaching, voice anatomy, muscularity of speech, and vocal health.

Topic 4: Voice Studies II. Application of vocal techniques. Additional prerequisite: Theatre and Dance 381F (Topic 3).

481G. Advanced Acting and Directing Laboratory. Practical application of acting and directing techniques for the theatre. Twelve laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary; any topic may also be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, a major in acting, and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Voice, Speech, and Movement I. The basics of speech, phonetics, and mind and body awareness for the actor.

Topic 2: Voice, Speech, and Movement II. The physical side of acting, and articulation as it is applied to various types of text. Additional prerequisite: Theatre and Dance 481G (Topic 1).

Topic 3: Voice, Speech, and Movement III. Stage dialects and physical character development. Additional prerequisite: Theatre and Dance 481G (Topic 2).

Topic 4: Voice, Speech, and Movement IV. Individual research projects and advanced movement techniques. Additional prerequisite: Theatre and Dance 481G (Topic 3).

Topic 5: Acting for the Camera. Fundamentals of on-camera acting techniques.

Topic 6: Acting Showcase. Scenes and monologues to be used in the New York and Los Angeles evaluation showcases.

Topic 7: Directing. Practical application of directing techniques for the theatre.

381J. Directing: Modern Drama. Theory, analysis, and practice in directing plays from the modern period. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

381L. Directing: Period Drama I. Theory, analysis, and practice in directing plays from historical periods of drama. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

381M. Directing: Period Drama II. Continuation of Theatre and Dance 381L. Theory, analysis, and practice in directing plays from historical periods of drama. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

382K. Seminar in Secondary School Theatre Curriculum. Theory and design of secondary school theatre curriculum. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, secondary school teacher certification, and consent of instructor.

383M. Topics in Theatre Outreach. Topics, restricted or broad in scope, related to the theory and practice of theatrical outreach. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Theatre Outreach Methods. Theory and design of a variety of outreach offerings.

183N, 283N, 383N. Theatre Outreach Practicum. Practical application of theatre outreach methods in communities. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one class hour a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit when the projects vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

383P. Topics in Drama and Theatre for Youth. Topics pertinent to students' training and development in drama and theatre for youth. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Puppetry. Design, construction, and performance of puppets in children's theatre.

Topic 2: Children's Dramatic Literature. Comprehensive study of dramatic literature for children.

Topic 3: Children's Dramatic Literature--International. Comprehensive study of international dramatic literature for children. Material is studied in translation.

Topic 4: Theatre in Education. Theory and practice of interactive theatre in education.

Topic 5: Creative Drama. Advanced theory and practice of creative drama in field and educational settings.

Topic 6: Practicum in Drama and Theatre for Youth. Practical applications of approaches to drama and theatre for youth.

Topic 7: Youth Theatre Tour. Rehearsal, production, and performance of theatre for children in schools.

Topic 8: Issues and Practices in Youth Theatre. Issues in professional and community theatres for children.

Topic 9: Special Problems: Directing for Young Audiences. Challenges in staging plays for young audiences.

Topic 10: Myth, Legend, and Tale.

Topic 11: Creative Drama in the Museum. The application of creative drama methods in museum settings.

184, 284, 384. Special Problems in Theatre and Dance. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one class hour a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

385C. Topics in Theatre History. Topics, restricted or broad in scope, chosen from the history of theatre, both Western and non-Western. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Theatre History, 1660-1900.

Topic 2: Medieval and Renaissance Theatre History. European theatrical history from the Medieval and Renaissance periods.

Topic 3: Classical and Asian Theatre History. Survey of ancient Greek, Roman, and Asian theatrical history.

Topic 4: 20th-Century Theatre History.

Topic 5: French Theatre, 1945-2000.

Topic 6: Contemporary Theatre History.

385D. Topics in Dramaturgy. Topics pertinent to students' training and development in dramaturgical theory and practice. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Dramaturgy.

Topic 2: New Play Dramaturgy.

Topic 3: Production Dramaturgy.

386. Topics in Dance. Topics pertinent to students' training and development in dance and choreography. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Dance in Academia.

386C. Topics in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Dance. Topics pertinent to students' training and development in the history and theory of dance and choreography. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

186D, 286D, 386D, 486D. Dance Technique. Training in ballet, modern, and other forms of dance. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one class hour a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit when the projects vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

387D. Topics in Performance Studies. Topics, restricted or broad in scope, related to performance studies. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Applied Drama and Theatre. Survey of various applications of drama theatre for communitarian and educational purposes.

Topic 2: Performance Analysis.

Topic 3: Performance Ethnography.

Topic 4: Performing Autobiography. The overlapping territory between performing the self and performing the biographical other.

Topic 5: Seminar in Theatre History and Performance Studies.

Topic 6: Historical Case Studies.

Topic 8: Women and American Performance.

Topic 9: Adaptation for Stage and Screen.

Topic 10: Performance and Politics in the 1960s.

Topic 11: Performative Criticism.

Topic 12: Performing Black Feminisms.

Topic 13: Theatre of the Oppressed. Overview of the movement inspired by Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed.

Topic 14: American Musical Theatre.

Topic 15: Body, Culture, and Performance.

Topic 16: Dance, Women, and Narrative.

Topic 17: Feminist Theory and Performance.

Topic 18: Performance and Activism.

Topic 19: Performance and Cultural Studies.

Topic 20: Performance Theory Analysis.

Topic 21: Performative Writing.

Topic 22: Performing America, 1840-1940.

Topic 23: Queer Performance and Theory. Current theories and practices of queer performance.

387M. Topics in Dramatic Theory and Criticism. Topics, restricted or broad in scope, concerning theory and criticism as they relate to drama or theatre. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Ancient Greece to the Eighteenth Century.

Topic 2: Dramatic Theory and Criticism, the Eighteenth Century to 1960.

Topic 3: World Theatre in Context. Practical application of dramaturgical case study for the actor.

387N. Topics in Dramatic Form and Structure. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

387P. Playwriting Workshop. Theory and practice of dramatic writing. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

387R. Playwriting For Youth. Advanced study and practice of writing plays for children and youth. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

388. Research Methods and Resources. Theory and practice of academic research for theatre artists. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

388J. Advanced Design and Technology Studio. Problems in the theory of scenic design, costume design, lighting design, and theatre technology. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Costume Design.

Topic 2: Costume Technology.

Topic 3: Lighting Design.

Topic 4: Scenic Design. Designed primarily for students studying scenic design. Fundamentals of scenic design.

Topic 5: Theatre Technology. Theory and application of the technical direction process.

488K. Advanced Design and Technology Laboratory. Practical applications of production theory for theatrical designers and technicians. Laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Lighting Laboratory. Practical and individual design experience in lighting.

Topic 2: Technology Laboratory. Practical and individual design experience in theatrical technology.

Topic 3: Scenery Laboratory. Practical and individual design experience in scenery.

Topic 4: Costuming Laboratory. Practical and individual design experience in costuming.

388L. Advanced Topics in Design and Technology. Topics that are related to and support the study of theatrical design and technology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Costume Rendering. Fundamentals of costume research and drawing.

Topic 2: Drawing for Theatre Designers. Fundamentals of drawing and drafting for theatrical designers.

Topic 3: Painting. Painting techniques for theatrical designers.

Topic 4: Robotic Lighting I. Fundamentals of robot- and computer-aided lighting for theatre and live performance.

Topic 5: Mask Making I. Fundamentals of mask theory, design, and construction for theatre and live performance.

Topic 6: Advanced Makeup. Advanced theatrical makeup theory and techniques.

Topic 7: Fabric Painting and Dyeing I. Fundamentals of textile surface design.

Topic 8: Scene Design. Designed primarily for students studying costume design, costume technology, lighting design, or technical direction. Basic methodology for designing scenery.

Topic 9: Draping I. Basic clothing construction for theatrical productions.

Topic 10: Draping II. Advanced clothing construction for theatrical productions.

Topic 11: Mask Making II. Mask theory, design, construction for theatrical and live productions.

Topic 12: Robotic Lighting II. Advanced robot- and computer-aided lighting theory and techniques.

Topic 13: Scenic Rendering.

Topic 14: Millinery I. Fundamentals of hat design, fitting, and construction techniques.

Topic 15: Computer Graphics for Theatrical Designers.

Topic 16: Rigging for the Theatre. Historical and modern practices of theatrical rigging systems.

Topic 17: Tailoring I. Fundamental theory and technique in the construction, repair, and alteration of garments.

Topic 18: Tailoring II. Advanced theory and technique in the construction, repair, and alteration of garments.

Topic 19: Automated Lighting. Use of robotics, computers, and remote control in lighting for live performance. Taught in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Topic 20: Puppets with Animatronics. Application of animatronics in puppetry for live performances. Taught in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Topic 21: Sound and Music for Production. Sound and music design and implementation in live theatrical production. Taught in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Topic 22: Video for Production. Video for live theatrical production. Taught in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Topic 23: Fabric Painting and Dyeing II. Advanced textile surface design.

Topic 24: Millinery II. Advanced hat design, fitting, and construction techniques.

Topic 25: Audio Production. Fundamentals of audio production for the stage and other live performances.

188M, 288M, 388M. Advanced Projects in Design and Technology. Advanced independent study projects in scenic design, costume design, lighting design, and theatre technology. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one class hour a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit when the projects vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

388R. Research and History for the Visual Theatre. Study of the development of dress and decor, as seen in a general historical context, with an introduction to research methods appropriate for theatrical designers and technicians. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

390. Advanced Playwriting Workshop. Advanced study and practice of dramatic writing. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Theatre and Dance 387P (or Drama 387P), and consent of instructor.

190K. Play Readings. Weekly readings of plays in various stages of development. One lecture hour a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

390L. New Playwriting Studio. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

391. Topics in Performance as Public Practice. Topics, restricted or broad in scope, related to performance as public practice. Three meeting hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Historiography. The history of history in practice, as a discipline, and in writing.

Topic 2: Proseminar: Performance as Public Practice.

Topic 3: Public Intellectuals and the Arts.

Topic 4: Community-Based Theatre. The practice of theatre as a tool for community and social change.

Topic 5: Cultural Policy and the Arts.

392, 692, 992. Graduate Internship in Theatre. Participation and observation as a working member of a theatre or theatre-related organization. Laboratory hours as required by the sponsor. The amount of credit awarded is commensurate with the duties of the internship. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Completion of one year of a graduate degree program in the Department of Theatre and Dance, consent of instructor, approval of the faculty of the student's area of study, and approval of the Internship Committee of the Graduate Studies Committee.

393. Seminar in Theory, Criticism, and Analysis. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

395. Readings in History, Theory, Criticism, and Performance Studies. In-depth exploration of literature in specialized areas of interest, primarily as preparation for doctoral examinations and dissertation proposals. Conference course equivalent to three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

195P, 295P, 395P. Advanced Projects in Performance Studies. Advanced independent study projects in performance studies, theatre history, theory, criticism, performance as public practice, drama and theatre for youth, theatre outreach, and dramaturgy. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one class hour a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit when the projects vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

698. Thesis. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For Theatre and Dance 698A, graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Theatre and Dance 698A (or Drama 698A).

398T. Supervised Teaching in Theatre and Dance. Theory and practice of pedagogy in theatre and dance. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Theatre and Dance 399R, 699R, or 999R (or Drama 399R, 699R, or 999R).

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