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Department of Theatre and Dance

Registration with a member of the department faculty is required of students planning to major in the Department of Theatre and Dance and of those enrolling in courses that require faculty permission.

All students majoring in the department are required to act in productions or to serve on technical crews as scheduled by the faculty of the department.

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

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T D | Theatre and Dance

The information in parentheses after a course number is the Texas Common Course Numbering (TCCN) designation. Only TCCN designations that are exact semester-hour equivalents of University courses are listed here. Additional TCCN information is given in Appendix A.

Lower-Division Courses

301 (TCCN: DRAM 1310). Introduction to Theatre. Open to all University students except majors in the Department of Theatre and Dance. A study of theatrical texts and practices of the past and present. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; attendance at all major productions of the department is required.

102T, 202T, 302T. Topics in Dance Technique for Nondance Majors. Fundamental study of principles and vocabulary of dance. May be repeated for credit. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in dance.

303. Fundamentals of Acting. Not open to theatre and dance majors. Basic principles of acting and practical work in scenes from plays. Theatre and Dance 303 and 313C may not both be counted.

303C (TCCN: DRAM 2336). Training the Speaking Voice. Not open to theatre and dance majors. Fundamental principles of vocal production and speech.

303V. Acting for Voice Performance Majors I. Fundamental inquiry into the acting process. Prerequisite: A major in voice performance in the School of Music.

303W. Acting for Voice Performance Majors II. Techniques for playing and shaping action within scene structures. Prerequisite: Theatre and Dance 303V.

306. Introduction to Improvisational Drama. General introduction to improvisational activities with application to the theatre.

311. Languages of the Stage. Introduction to the ways that performance communicates meaning, as a foundation for further study in theatre and dance. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance or consent of instructor.

111T, 211T, 311T. Introductory Topics in Theatre and Dance. Restricted to theatre and dance majors. Introductory topics in theatre and dance, including basic research methods, contemporary and local performance, the role of the artist in society, the philosophy of a fine arts education, and the exploration of campus resources. 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.

112. Freshman Movement and Physical Conditioning. Principles and techniques of physical conditioning. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance and consent of the dance faculty.

312C (TCCN: DANC 1345, 1346). Contemporary Dance Technique. Intensive study of principles, technique, and vocabulary of contemporary dance. Six laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance and consent of the dance faculty.

312D (TCCN: DANC 2345, 2346). Intermediate Contemporary Dance Technique. Intensive study of intermediate-level theory, technique, and vocabulary of contemporary dance. Six laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance and consent of the dance faculty.

312F (TCCN: DANC 1341, 1342). Ballet Technique. Intensive study of principles, technique, and vocabulary of ballet. Six laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance and consent of the dance faculty.

312G (TCCN: DANC 2341, 2342). Intermediate Ballet Technique. Study of intermediate-level theory, technique, and vocabulary of ballet as a supporting style. Six laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance and consent of the dance faculty.

312M. Movement Improvisation. Exploration and study of elements of movement design. Three hours a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance.

312N. Movement Composition. Continuation of Theatre and Dance 312M. Three hours a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours as required. Prerequisite: Theatre and Dance 312M or consent of instructor.

112P, 212P, 312P (TCCN: See Appendix A). Fundamental Projects in Dance Performance and Repertory. Preparation and performance laboratory related to production. At least six laboratory hours a week for one semester; additional laboratory hours may be required for rehearsals and performances. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance and consent of the dance faculty.

112T, 212T, 312T. Topics in Dance Technique. For each semester hour of credit earned, at least one lecture hour a week for one semester, and additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance and consent of the dance faculty.

313C (TCCN: DRAM 1351). Acting I. Fundamental inquiry into the acting process; improvisational approaches to the playing of dramatic action. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance.

313D (TCCN: DRAM 1352). Acting II. Fundamental techniques of character analysis and portrayal. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance and Theatre and Dance 313C.

313E (TCCN: DRAM 2351). Acting III. Investigation into the collaborative process of the actor and the director, with emphasis on structure, action, theme, and plot. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance, Theatre and Dance 313D, and consent of instructor.

113P, 213P, 313P. Projects in Acting and Directing. Preparation and performance laboratory related to production. For each semester hour of credit earned, at least one hour a week for one semester and additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the acting/directing faculty.

314C (TCCN: DRAM 1330). Design for Performance. Introduction to the techniques, practices, and processes in costume, lighting, scenic, and sound design. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance or consent of instructor.

314M (TCCN: DRAM 2331). Technical Theatre. Introduction to the techniques, practices, and processes in technical theatre. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance or consent of instructor.

314P (TCCN: DRAM 1320, 1321, 1323). Production Laboratory. Three hours a week for one semester and additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance or consent of instructor.

315. Playwriting I. The study and practice of writing plays. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

317C (TCCN: DRAM 2361). Theatre History through the Eighteenth Century.

317D (TCCN: DRAM 2362). Theatre History since the Eighteenth Century.

317M. Dance History I. An exploration of world dance as an expression of cultural identity and change. Prerequisite: Theatre and Dance 311.

317N. Dance History II. Continuation of Theatre and Dance 317M. Prerequisite: Theatre and Dance 317M or consent of instructor.

119Q, 219Q, 319Q, 419Q, 519Q, 619Q, 719Q, 819Q, 919Q. Topics in Theatre and Dance. This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Theatre and Dance. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

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Upper-Division Courses

121P, 221P, 321P. Festival Project and Production. Students initiate, develop, and/or participate in an approved departmental major festival project or production under the supervision of a faculty member. For each semester hour of credit earned, at least one lecture hour a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

322. Dance Pedagogy. Techniques and materials used in the teaching of dance. Two lecture hours and one and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

322E. Advanced Contemporary Dance Technique. Intensive study of advanced theory, technique, and style of contemporary dance. Six laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance and consent of the dance faculty.

322J. Advanced Ballet Technique. Study of advanced theory, technique, and vocabulary of ballet as a supporting style. Six laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance and consent of the dance faculty.

122P, 222P, 322P. Projects in Dance Performance and Repertory. Preparation and performance laboratory related to production. A least six laboratory hours a week for one semester; additional laboratory hours may be required for rehearsals and performances. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance and consent of the dance faculty.

323C. Directing I. Study and practice of the fundamentals of stage directing: composition, picturization, movement, gesture, and unit structure. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and a major in the Department of Theatre and Dance, or consent of instructor.

323D. Directing II. Dramatic and environmental analysis of full-length plays. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. Prerequisite: Theatre and Dance 323C or consent of instructor.

323E. Directing III. Theory and techniques of play directing, with practical applications in projects and scenes. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Theatre and Dance 323D, and consent of instructor.

123P, 223P, 323P. Advanced Projects in Acting and Directing. For each semester hour of credit earned, at least one hour a week for one semester and additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of the acting/directing faculty.

324. Design and Technology for Performance. Exploration of aspects of design and technology in performance, including costume, lighting, scenery, and sound. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Theatre and Dance 314C, 314M, and consent of instructor.

124P, 224P, 324P. Advanced Production Laboratory. One, two, or three hours a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Two semesters of Theatre and Dance 314P, and a major in the Department of Theatre and Dance or consent of instructor.

325. Playwriting II. Emphasis on the form and writing of the full-length play or equivalent. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Theatre and Dance 315, and consent of instructor.

125P, 225P, 325P. Projects in Playwriting. For each semester hour of credit earned, at least one hour a week for one semester and additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

326. Dramatic Activities for the Classroom. Theory, materials, and practice, including story dramatization, storytelling, puppets, pantomime, shadow plays, role-playing, and theatre games. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

326C. Theatre Studies: Creative Drama. Theory and practice of creative drama for children, both as an art form and as a process for emphasizing creative expression and aesthetic growth. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

326D. Theatre Studies: Theatre for Young Audiences. Theory and practice of all phases of play production for young audiences. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

326E. Theatre Studies: Directing the Young Performer. Introduction to the theory and practice of directing and producing theatre with young performers, with emphasis on appropriate literature. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Theatre and Dance 323C, and consent of instructor.

126P, 226P, 326P. Projects in Theatre Studies. For each semester hour of credit earned, at least one hour a week for one semester and additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

127P, 227P, 327P. Projects in History, Criticism, and Performance Studies. For each semester hour of credit earned, at least one hour a week for one semester and additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

129Q, 229Q, 329Q, 429Q, 529Q, 629Q, 729Q, 829Q, 929Q. Topics in Theatre and Dance. This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Theatre and Dance. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

332M. Choreography. Advanced study of the principles and practices of choreography. Three hours a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Theatre and Dance 322M and 332M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Theatre and Dance 312N, and consent of instructor.

332N. Choreography: Design for Dance and Movement Theatre. Continuation of Theatre and Dance 332M. Three hours a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Theatre and Dance 322N and 332N may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Theatre and Dance 332M.

332P. Advanced Projects in Dance Performance and Repertory I. At least six laboratory hours a week for one semester, with additional hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Theatre and Dance 222P, a major in the Department of Theatre and Dance, and consent of the dance faculty.

332Q. Advanced Projects in Dance Performance and Repertory II. At least six laboratory hours a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Theatre and Dance 332P, a major in the Department of Theatre and Dance, and consent of the dance faculty.

332R. Dance Pedagogy Theory. Principles, techniques, and materials used in the teaching of dance. Three lecture hours and one and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, a major in the Department of Theatre and Dance, and consent of the dance faculty.

332S. Dance Pedagogy Practicum. Practical application techniques and materials used in the teaching of dance. Four and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester, with additional hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Theatre and Dance 332R, a major in the Department of Theatre and Dance, and consent of the dance faculty.

351S. Seminar in Theatre and Dance. Prerequisite: Completion of at least ninety semester hours of coursework, a major in the Department of Theatre and Dance, and consent of instructor.

151T, 251T, 351T. Topics in Theatre and Dance. 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: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

352. Experiential Anatomy. Principles and techniques of physical conditioning with practical applications to injury prevention for dance and theatre practitioners. Six laboratory hours a week for one semester, with additional hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Theatre and Dance 332P, a major in the Department of Theatre and Dance, and consent of the dance faculty.

152P, 252P, 352P. Projects in Dance Movement Studies. For each semester hour of credit earned, at least one hour a week for one semester and additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

152T, 252T, 352T. Topics in Dance and Movement. For each semester hour of credit earned, at least one hour a week for one semester and additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

353T. Topics in Acting and Directing. Topics in acting (including voice/speech and movement) and directing. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, a major in the Department of Theatre and Dance, and consent of the acting/directing faculty.

154P, 254P, 354P. Projects in Design and Technology. Individual projects in theatre design and technology. For each semester hour of credit earned, at least one hour a week for one semester and additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

354T. Topics in 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: Consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Costume and Makeup Crafts.

Topic 2: Fabric Painting and Dyeing.

Topic 3: Mask Making.

Topic 4: Millinery.

Topic 5: Scenery Technology I.

Topic 6: Costume Rendering.

Topic 7: Drawing for Theatre Designers.

Topic 8: Painting.

Topic 9: Robotic Lighting.

355T. Topics in Playwriting. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

356T. Topics in Theatre Studies. Topics in theatre studies, including creative drama, theatre for children and youth, and theatre with young adults. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Puppetry.

357T. Topics in History, Criticism, and Performance Studies. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Latin American Theatre and Drama. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 13: Latin American Theatre and Drama).

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