UT Austin
Graduate Catalog
1999-2001



CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Graduate Study

CHAPTER 2
Admission and Registration

CHAPTER 3
Degree Requirements

CHAPTER 4
Fields of Study

CHAPTER 5
Members of Graduate Studies Committees

APPENDIX
Course Abbreviations
 

Chapter 4: Fields of Study

Theatre


The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 1999-2000 and 2000-2001; 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 that have been made to the courses listed here since this catalog was published.

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

Drama: DRM

280G. Production Skills.
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. Acting Studio.
Exploration and practice in the skills and craft of acting, voice, and movement. Twenty laboratory hours a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in drama and consent of instructor.

180P, 280P, 380P. Advanced Projects in Acting.
Projects inappropriate to organized courses but pertinent to students' training and development. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one class hour a week for one semester. 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. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

381E. Topics in Directing Theory.
Topics, restricted or broad in scope, related to the theory of directing. 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. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

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 and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Acting.

Topic 2: Directing.

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

381M. Directing: Period Drama II.
Continuation of Drama 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. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

181P, 281P, 381P. Advanced Projects in Directing.
Projects inappropriate to organized courses but pertinent to students' training and development. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one class hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the projects vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

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

382P. Advanced Projects in Teacher Training.
Projects inappropriate to organized courses but pertinent to students' training and development. Hours as required. May be repeated for credit when the projects vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

383K. Practicum in Creative Drama and Theatre for Youth.
Advanced practical experience in the techniques of drama for children and youth. Three lecture hours and four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

383L. Research in Creative Drama and Theatre for Youth.
Research in creative drama and theatre for children and youth, from historical, theoretical, and practical perspectives. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

183P, 283P, 383P. Topics in Creative Drama and Theatre for Children and Youth.
Topics pertinent to students' training and development in creative drama and theatre for children and youth. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one class hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Puppetry.

183S, 283S, 383S. Projects in Creative Drama and Theatre for Children and Youth.
Individual projects pertinent to students' training and development in creative drama and theatre for children and youth. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one class hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the projects vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

184, 284, 384. Special Problems in Theatre and Drama.
For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one class hour a week for one semester. 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.

385D. Topics in Dramaturgy.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

185E, 285E, 385E. Projects in Dramaturgy.
Application of dramaturgical procedures in projects involving theatrical production. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one class hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the projects vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

185N, 285N, 385N. Projects in Theatre History, Theory, Criticism, and Performance Studies.
For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one class hour a week for one semester. 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.

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.

387N. Topics in Dramatic Form and Structure.
Topics, restricted or broad in scope, related to form and structure in dramatic or performance texts. 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.

387T. Topics in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Dance.
Topics, restricted or broad in scope, related to the history of dance or to theory and criticism as they concern dance. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

388. Research Methods and Resources.
The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

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

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. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

388L. Advanced Topics in Design and Technology.
Topics that are related to and that support the study of theatrical design and technology. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Costume Rendering.

Topic 2: Drawing for Theatre Designers.

Topic 3: Painting.

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. 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, Drama 387P, and consent of instructor.

190J, 290J, 390J. Advanced Projects in Playwriting.
Individual projects pertinent to training and development in playwriting. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one class hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the projects vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

391. Seminar in Theatre History and Performance Studies.
Seminar on topics, restricted in scope, related to theatre history or performance studies. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

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 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.

195C. Colloquium: History, Theory, Criticism, and Performance Studies.
Presentation of papers followed by discussion and critique to help students prepare work for publication or for presentation at professional meetings. One lecture hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

698. Thesis.
The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in drama and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Drama 698A.

398T. Supervised Teaching in Drama.
Supervised teaching for graduate students in drama. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Drama 399R, 699R, or 999R.



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