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2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Prefix and Course Index 

 

Theatre

Courses are designated as THTR in the class schedule.

  
  • THTR 236B - Fundamentals of Musical Theatre Performance (2)


    Continued study of materials, exercises, techniques and the preparation of audition portfolio for performance in musical theatre. Requires audition. (4 hours activity)

    Prerequisites: Theatre major; THTR 236A  with a B- (2.7) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • THTR 240A - Beginning Scene Study and Rehearsal Techniques (3)


    Students begin to develop more complex acting elements: sense of truth, behavior, given circumstances, relationships, as well as how to rehearse effectively without a coach present.Contemporary American Playwrights as source material for scene study. Techniques utilized: Hagen, Michael Chekhov, Meisner (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisite: THTR 140A .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 240B - Scene Study and Developing the Role (3)


    Improvisations, exercises and techniques of acting for the stage. Motivation and behavior in characterization. Requires audition. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisites: Theatre major; THTR 240A  with a B- (2.7) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • THTR 241A - Voice/Movement: Devised Theatre (3)


    Integratevoice, speech and movement as they relate to the actor’s visceral, physical and spatial dynamic on stage. Contact improvisation, stage combat, collaborative theatre and devising original work. International Phonetic Alphabet.Techniques: Fitzmaurice Voicework; Laban; Viewpoints.

    Prerequisites: THTR 141A , THTR 141B .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 241B - Voice/Movement: Character Transformation (3)


    Integration of voice, speech and movement as they relate to character development and physical transformation. Text analysis. Further mastery of International Phonetic Alphabet.Techniques: Fitzmaurice Voicework.

    Prerequisites: THTR 141A , THTR 141B , THTR 241A  with a B- (2.7) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 276 - Introduction to Stagecraft (3)


    Planning and construction of stage and television scenery. Use of tools and stage equipment. Work in the scene shop for department productions is required. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisite: Theatre and Dance major.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 277 - Introduction to Costume Design (3)


    Exploration of design fundamentals, including costume history, research, play analysis, fabric selection, construction basics and hypothetical design projects.

    Prerequisite: Dance or Theatre major.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 278B - Production (1)


    Technical crew work on stage or camera performances. Department requirement for theatre and dance majors. More than 6 hours activity.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 285 - Theatrical Makeup (3)


    Makeup for stage and television. Individual skill in character analysis, application in pigment, plastic, hair, makeup, and selection and use of makeup equipment.(6 hours activity)

    Prerequisite: Dance or Theatre major.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 288 - Introduction to Scene Design (3)


    Scene design, including script analysis, formation of visual concepts, floor plan development and model building for stage and camera. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisite: THTR 276 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 300 - Theatre and Cultural Diversity (3)


    Contributions of diverse cultures to the fabric of American theatre. Focus on influence of Hispanic, Asian, and African-American cultures, as well as alternative theatre viewpoints from gender, political and experimental perspectives.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category C.1.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • THTR 310 - Oral Interpretation of Shakespeare (3)


    Develop techniques for oral interpretation of Shakespeare with special emphasis on the problems of verse.

    Prerequisites: Theatre major; THTR 141A , THTR 141B , THTR 140A , THTR 200 , THTR 240A , THTR 240B , THTR 340A .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • THTR 311 - Oral Interpretation of Children’s Literature (3)


    Oral presentation of children’s literature in classroom, recreation and home situations including individual and group performance of fiction, non-fiction, fantasy and poetry. Not available for graduate degree credit.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 312 - Shakespeare in Performance (3)


    Processes and proven techniques for analyzing Shakespeare’s workswhile establishing a performance discipline steeped in Elizabethan stage practice;using rhetoricthrough scene study, rehearsaland performance. Culminates in a public performance.

    Prerequisites: THTR 141A , THTR 141B , THTR 140A , THTR 200 , THTR 140A .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 315 - Chicano/Latino Theatre (3)


    Contemporary Chicano/Latino theater in relation to its historical evolution. Plays, playwrights and theater groups expressing the Chicano/Latino experience. Extensive play reading. (CHIC 315 and THTR 315 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category C.1 or C.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 320 - Theatre and Issues in Society (3)


    Study and analysis of dramatic literature and performance that examines current social issues.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category C.1.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • THTR 331 - Shakespeare on Film (3)


    Analyze representative Shakespeare plays; view and analyze film versions of each play. Use literary and film terminology to write critical responses to drama and film, develop storyboards and conceptualize a Shakespeare play adaptation pitch with set, costume design, marketing strategy. (ENGL 331 and THTR 331 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: ENGL 101 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 340A - Stanislavsky Training (3)


    Utilize Stanislavsky training to apply the elements using more complex playwrights, such as Tennessee Williams, Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee.Requires audition. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisite: Theatre Musical Theatre concentration BFA major.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 340B - Foreign Realism (3)


    Through foreign realism plays, explore other cultures, traditions, sensibilities and more to take the first steps toward building and developing characters. Requires audition.

    Prerequisite: THTR 340A .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 341A - Voice/Movement: Physical Comedy (3)


    Advanced voice, speech and movement training. Lectures and studio work explore the performance of theatrical styles beyond realism. Comedic styles, specifically Restoration/Comedy of Manners, Commedia dell’arte, farce and dark comedy.

    Prerequisites: THTR 141A , THTR 141B , THTR 241A , THTR 241B ; audition.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • THTR 341B - Voice/Movement: Dialects (3)


    Advanced voice, speech and movement training for the actor. Research, study and application of accents and dialects. Conduct research for contribution to the International Dialects of English Archive.

    Prerequisites: THTR 241A , THTR 241B .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 342A - Physical Theatre I (3)


    Study and application of contemporary physical theatre practitioners, companies and techniques.

    Prerequisite: THTR 241A  with a B- (2.7) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • THTR 342B - Physical Theatre II (3)


    Advanced study and application of contemporary physical theatre practitioners, companies and techniques.

    Prerequisite: THTR 241A  with a B- (2.7) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • THTR 350 - Stage Management (3)


    Understanding and implementing stage management skills for the theatre.

    Prerequisite: THTR 200 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 351 - Theatre Management (3)


    Overview of theatre producing, audience development, fundraising, business management; arts management principles and organization. Participation in College of the Arts management work required. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisite: Theatre major.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • THTR 357 - Blacks in the Performing Arts (3)


    African-American culture through the performing arts. Blacks in the entertainment industry as a means of understanding and revealing important aspects of African-American culture. (AFAM 357, MUS 357 and THTR 357 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category C.1.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 364 - Seminar in Playwriting (3)


    Superior models, development of style, and group criticism and evaluation of independent work as it relates to play-writing. May be repeated once for credit.

    Prerequisite: THTR 200 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • THTR 364A - Introduction to Playwriting (3)


    Introduction to fundamental principles of playwriting. Participate in a series of writing exercises culminating in the creation of a 10-minute play.

    Prerequisites: THTR 200 ; junior or senior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 364B - Intermediate Playwriting (3)


    Developing processes for writing plays. Work will culminate in a 40-minute play.

    Prerequisite: THTR 364A .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • THTR 370A - Fundamentals of Directing (3)


    Introduction to the fundamental skills of directing, including script analysis and the director’s staging techniques (composition, picturization, behavior, movement and rhythm) for the theatre. Practice directing scenes. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisites: THTR 140A THTR 200 THTR 240A ; or THTR 160 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 370B - Intermediate Directing (3)


    Study and implement the director’s rehearsal process utilizing the work of great American playwrights of the 20th century. Practice directing scenes from the works of such authors as O’Neill, Williams and Miller. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisite: THTR 370A .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 372 - Drafting II: Computer Aided Design for Theatre (3)


    Computer-aided drafting for theatre design and technical production. Emphasis on the computer as a design/drafting tool using Vectorworks. Lab work in the scenic lab for department productions is required. (6 hours activities per week)

    Prerequisite: THTR 276 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 375 - Seminar in Writing: Critical Techniques (3)


    Practical criticism as applied to local dramatic productions. Fulfills the university upper-division baccalaureate writing requirement for theatre majors.

    Prerequisites: THTR 200  with a C (2.0) or better; junior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • THTR 377 - Costume Design (3)


    Advanced work in the design process involving research, analysis, costume history and construction fundamentals.

    Prerequisite: THTR 277 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 379 - Drawing and Rendering (3)


    Scenic and costume rendering techniques and scene painting techniques for effective communication between designer, director and technical personnel.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 383 - Drama into Film (3)


    Critical examination of films adapted from plays. Interpretation and evaluation of the techniques and structure employed in presenting dramatic literature in theatrical and film performance. Intended primarily for non-theatre majors; may be used as a theatre-major elective.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category C.1.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 386 - Fundamentals of Lighting Design (3)


    Theories of lighting for stage and camera productions. Work on departmental productions is required. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisite: Dance or Theatre major.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 387 - Audio Techniques (3)


    Practice necessary to integrate live and recorded sound into performing arts productions. Recording, reproduction and studio techniques. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisite: Dance or Theatre major.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 388 - Period Styles and Form for the Theatre (3)


    Visual survey through lecture and slides of architecture, interior design and furniture from ancient to modern times. Provides necessary basis for advanced design course.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 389 - Set Design, Practice and Craft (3)


    Use computer programs in digital design and advanced model-making techniques. The practices of and skills needed for related fields in the entertainment industry such as art direction and production design.

    Prerequisites: THTR 288 , THTR 372 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 390 - Introduction to Costume Construction (3)


    Introduction to the skills, craft and history of costume construction for performance, including development of the flat pattern, art of cutting and draping, and interpreting related historical documents.

    Prerequisite: THTR 277.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 393 - Voice Instruction (1-2)


    Individual voice study with approved instructor. Technique and repertoire. B.F.A. Musical Theatre Majors must register for this class each semester. Instructional fee required. May be repeated once for credit.

    Prerequisite: Theatre Musical Theatre concentration BFA major.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 395 - International Study Abroad Seminar (1)


    A two-part seminar preparing candidates for participation in Department of Theatre and Dance international study abroad programs. Part I occurs one semester prior to the student’s semester overseas. Part II occurs the student’s first semester back in the United States. Requires enrollment in the CSU International programs of CSUF Exchange Programs.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 402A - Drama Across the Curriculum (3)


    Creative dramatics as a tool for building and developing creative and socialized processes in children. Sense memory, movement/mime, dialogue, characterization and dramatization.

    Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 402B - Teaching Theatre to Secondary Students (3)


    Creative dramatics as a tool for building and developing creative and socialized processes in children. Teaching techniques, including concentration, imagination, dramatization and improvisation for adolescents.

    Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 436A - Musical Theatre Workshop (3)


    Roles and excerpts from musical theatre: musical, dramatic, language and dance techniques. Scenes and musical numbers in workshop. Large group and solo work. Requires audition.

    Prerequisites: THTR 340A , THTR 340B , DANC 336 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • THTR 436B - Musical Theatre Workshop (3)


    Roles and excerpts from musical theatre: musical, dramatic, language and dance techniques. Scenes and musical numbers in workshop. Small group and audition material preparation. Requires audition.

    Prerequisites: THTR 340A , THTR 340B , THTR 436A , DANC 336 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 437A - Musical Theatre Practicum (1-3)


    Develop and prepare musical theatre materials for small, medium and large group presentations. Perform prepared materials. Apply performance principles to auditions. Each may be repeated once for credit. BFA Musical Theatre seniors may repeat THTR 437A to fulfill upper-division elective credit. Requires audition.

    Prerequisites: THTR 436A , THTR 436B , THTR 240A , THTR 240B .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 437B - Musical Theatre Practicum (1-3)


    Develop and prepare musical theatre materials for small, medium and large group presentations. Perform prepared materials. Apply performance principles to auditions. Each may be repeated once for credit. BFA Musical Theatre seniors may repeat THTR 437A to fulfill upper-division elective credit. Requires audition.

    Prerequisites: THTR 236A , THTR 236B , THTR 240A , THTR 240B .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 440A - Classical Text Analysis (3)


    Utilize Anton Chekhov, Henrik Ibsen, August Strindberg to learn how to apply acting skills specific to styles and playwrights.Requires audition. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisites: THTR 340A , THTR 340B ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • THTR 440B - Owning Classical Text (3)


    Develop personal approach to developing elevated language through individualize projects. Requires audition. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisite: THTR 440A .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 441A - Voice/Movement: Heightened Circumstances (3)


    Advanced voice, movement and speech techniques for heightened circumstances, with special attention to spatial awareness and interdependence of actors sharing the spectrum of space, from intimate to vast. Techniques: Fitzmaurice; Rodenberg; Roy Hart; physical theatre; devised performance and stage combat.

    Prerequisites: THTR 341A, THTR 341B with a B- (2.7) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 441B - Voice/Movement: Voiceover Technique (3)


    Voiceover techniques, cross-disciplinary collaboration with animation program; introduction to skills necessary to create and develop a voiceover component to acting career; auditioning and producing voiceovers; producing voiceover reels for use in voiceover career.

    Prerequisites: THTR 341A, THTR 341B with a B- (2.7) or better; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 442A - Physical Theatre Practicum I (3)


    Practical application of physical theatre techniques in order to develop, rehearse and perform a new piece of work to be presented to the public.

    Prerequisite: THTR 241A  with a B- (2.7) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • THTR 442B - Physical Theatre Practicum II (3)


    Practical application of physical theatre techniques in order to develop, rehearse and perform a new piece of work to be presented to the public.

    Prerequisite: THTR 241A  with a B- (2.7) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • THTR 443A - Theatre Audition Processes (1-3)


    Investigation of and preparation for employment opportunities as a professional actor. Includes techniques for selecting, preparing and performing audition material, exploring employment resources, and planning career paths.

    Prerequisites: THTR 340A , THTR 340B ; BFA standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 443B - Audition and Rehearsal Processes (1-3)


    Auditioning and rehearsal processes for professional work in television and film. Includes techniques for selecting material and performance preparation. Coursework culminates in a showcase performance for industry professionals.

    Prerequisites: THTR 443A .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 451 - Theatre Production Management (3)


    Theatrical producing, entertainment production and overall production management. Production research, a study of historical and current theatrical methods, and practical experience in day-to-day production management duties.

    Prerequisite: THTR 351 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 464 - Advanced Playwriting (3)


    Advanced study in writing and analyzing dramatic texts. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 15 units.

    Prerequisites: THTR 364  or THTR 364A ; THTR 364B .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • THTR 466 - Seminar in Advanced Technical Production (3)


    Advanced technical production for the performing arts. Role of the technical. Topics include cost estimating, purchasing, budgeting strategies, creative problem-solving, scenic studio management, season and production scheduling, and time/stress management. May be repeated once for credit. Requires working knowledge of VectorWorks and MS Excel.

    Prerequisites: THTR 276  , THTR 288 , THTR 372 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 467 - Projection Design and Techniques for Theatre (3)


    Projection for theatre design and technical production. Emphasis on content creation using video/animation software and projection show control software for design execution in a theatre environment.

    Prerequisites: THTR 386 , THTR 387 ,  THTR 372 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 470A - Advanced Directing I (3)


    Study the primacy of language in the theatre through text analysis and visual interpretation. Direct scenes from works by authors such as Shakespeare, Moliere and Ibsen. Requires consent of department. (6 hours activity).

    Prerequisites: THTR 288 , THTR 350 , THTR 370B  all with a “B” (3.0) or better.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • THTR 470B - Advanced Directing II (3)


    Special problems of directing for the contemporary theatre. Direct scenes from non-Realistic plays, musicals and original work. Each student will direct an original one-act play. Requires consent of department.(6 hours activity).

    Prerequisite: THTR 470A  with a “B” (3.0) or better.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • THTR 475A - World Theatre (3)


    Key developments in the history and literature of the theatre from its origins to 1660.

    Prerequisites: THTR 200 , THTR 375 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 475B - World Theatre (3)


    Key developments in the history and literature of the theatre from 1660 to 1875.

    Prerequisites: THTR 200 , THTR 375 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 475C - World Theatre (3)


    Key developments in the history and literature of the theatre from 1875 to present.

    Prerequisites: THTR 200 , THTR 375 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 475E - World Theatre (3)


    Key developments in the history and literature of musical theatre.

    Prerequisites: THTR 200 , THTR 375 ; junior standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 476 - Scenery Automation and Rigging (3)


    Theory and practice of scenery automation and stage rigging with emphasis on traditional theatre venues and the design of systems for special production requirements. May be repeated once for credit. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisites: THTR 276 , THTR 288 , THTR 372 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 478A - Performance (2)


    Performing in stage or camera productions. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 10 units. (more than 6 hours activity). (THTR 478A and DANC 478A are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: Dance or Theatre major.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • THTR 478B - Production (1)


    Technical crew work on stage or camera performances. Department requirement for theatre and dance majors. Native students must take 3 units of 478B. More than 6 hours activity.

    Prerequisite: THTR 100  or THTR 200 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 482A - Acting IV: Camera Techniques for Actor and Director (3)


    Adaptation of stage acting/directing techniques for the camera, audition, rehearsal and final performance project, utilizing studio equipment. Development of camera acting/directing techniques. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisites: THTR 340A , THTR 340B  or THTR 370A , THTR 370B .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 482B - Acting IV: Camera Techniques for Actor and Director (3)


    Adaptation of stage acting/directing techniques for the camera, audition, rehearsal and final performance project, utilizing studio equipment. Production of varied dramatic presentation for broadcast. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisite: THTR 482A .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 483 - Advanced Acting Workshop (3)


    Extensive scene study, based on particular needs and problem areas of the advanced acting student. Requires audition. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisites: THTR 340A , THTR 340B .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 484 - Automated Stage Lighting (3)


    Develop and apply automated (intelligent) stage lighting technology. Develop communication skills, collaborative techniques and strategies; equipment overview; study artwork; text analysis; time management; hands-on contact with automated lighting equipment. All projects prepared outside of scheduled in-class time.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 485 - Advanced Theatre Makeup (3)


    Problems in makeup, including special techniques and materials: prosthetics, hairpieces and masks for stage and television productions. May be repeated once for credit. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisites: Dance or Theatre major; THTR 285 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 486 - Advanced Lighting Design (3)


    Design and technology of lighting for the stage and television. May be repeated once for credit. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisites: THTR 372 , THTR 386 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 487 - Advanced Sound Design (3)


    Advanced problems in the design and technology of live and recorded sound used in the performing arts. May be repeated once for credit. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisite: THTR 387 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 488 - Advanced Design and Production (3)


    Scenic and costume design projects for various theatres and television. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 12 units

    Prerequisites: THTR 276 , THTR 277 , THTR 288 , THTR 372 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 489 - Show Control (3)


    Practice techniques to integrate sound, lighting and projection design with show control. Research and execute production problems and their solutions. Research theme environment design. Research emerging technologies in show control.

    Prerequisites: THTR 386 , THTR 387 , THTR 467 ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 493 - Individual Voice Instruction (1-2)


    Individual voice study with approved instructor. Technique and repertoire. B.F.A. Musical Theatre seniors must register for one unit each semester. Instructional fee required. May be repeated once for credit.

    Prerequisite: Theatre Musical Theatre concentration BFA major.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 495 - Theatre Internship (1-6)


    Supervised work experience in all areas of theatre to expand the dimensions of the classroom by integrating formal academic training with direct application. Periodic seminar meetings to discuss work. May be repeated once for credit. Requires consent of appropriate faculty supervisor.

    Prerequisite: Theatre and Dance major.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • THTR 497 - Production and Performance Projects in Theatre (1-3)


    Projects that culminate in production or performance. BFA Acting and Musical Theatre Majors must register for one unit each semester. May be repeated for credit. Requires application form with appropriate signatures be on file in department office prior to registration.

    Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • THTR 499 - Independent Study (1-3)


    Undergraduate research projects. May be repeated once for credit. Requires consent of instructor; application form with appropriate signatures must be on file in department office prior to registration.

    Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • THTR 500 - Introduction to Graduate Study in Theatre (3)


    Methodological problems in graduate research. Location of source materials, including library and original data; interpretation of research and practice in scholarly writing. Must be taken the first semester after admission to graduate study.

    Graduate-level

  
  • THTR 541 - Voice and Movement for the Actor (2)


    Three-year arc of advanced study. Six three-part studio courses on developing, conditioning and transforming actor’s vocal and physical instrument. Fitzmaurice Voicework, International Phonetic Alphabet, dialects and accents, yoga, nutrition and wellness, stage combat, contact improvisation, character transformation, Feldenkrais and additional voice/movement methodologies. Required in each semester of all three years for M.F.A acting students. May be repeated five times for credit.

    Graduate-level

  
  • THTR 543 - The Performer and the Professional Theatre (3)


    Continues techniques and strategies used by the performer in accessing the professional environments of live theatre, film and television, including the selection, preparation and performance of dramatic material for a professional acting showcase. Requires audition.

    Prerequisite: THTR 443.

    Graduate-level

  
  • THTR 563 - Acting Studio (3)


    Recreate and interpret roles utilizing period and contemporary dramatic literature, interrelating voice, movement, characterization and period-style acting. Enrollment limited to M.F.A. students. May be repeated for credit. Requires audition.

    Graduate-level

  
  • THTR 565 - Dramatic Textual Analysis (3)


    Process of translating a dramatic text to theatrical production, with an emphasis on techniques of perception, imagination and integration used by the theatrical artist in developing a concept and determining specific performance choices.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
  • THTR 566 - Seminar in Technical Production (3)


    Advanced theories in preparing and installing scenery for theatrical production; engineering drawings, exploring materials and research into new methods of theatre technology. May be repeated once for credit.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
  • THTR 570A - Styles of Performance (3)


    Lecture and studio course exploring the performance of comedic styles, specifically Restoration/Comedy of Manners, Commedia dell’arte, farce and dark comedy. Integration of truthful, dynamic acting with the actor’s vocal and physical technique. May be repeated once of credit.

    Prerequisite: two semesters of THTR 541 .

    Graduate-level

  
  • THTR 570B - Styles of Performance (3)


    Intensive applications of vocal and textual demands for performing Shakespeare. May be repeated once for credit.

    Prerequisite: two semesters of THTR 541 .

    Graduate-level

  
  • THTR 575 - Seminar in Theatre History (3)


    Directed research and criticism in examining significant historical periods or movements in theatre history.

    Graduate-level

  
  • THTR 577 - Graduate Seminar: Costume Design (3)


    Costume production problems and their solutions. Specific designers, past and present. Research in practical methods of interpreting the designer’s sketch. May be repeated once for credit.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
  • THTR 578 - Graduate Seminar: Scene Design (3)


    Scenic design projects involving in-depth production style and scheme development. May be repeated once for credit.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
  • THTR 582A - Camera Techniques for the Actor and Director (3)


    In-depth study of the process and performance of camera techniques utilized by actor and director. Camera compatibility, rehearsal, acting and directing methods. Develop of screen acting and directing techniques.

    Prerequisites: THTR 541 , THTR 563 .

    Graduate-level

  
  • THTR 582B - Camera Techniques for the Actor and Director (3)


    In-depth study of the process and performance of camera techniques utilized by actor and director. Camera compatibility, rehearsal, acting and directing methods. Produce varied dramatic presentations for broadcast.

    Prerequisites: THTR 541 , THTR 563 , THTR 582A .

    Graduate-level

  
  • THTR 583 - Graduate Seminar: Acting (3)


    Investigation and delineation of current acting methods as techniques for solving problems presented by popular dramatic literature. Develop a personal acting philosophy and methodology.

    Prerequisite: THTR 563 .

    Graduate-level

  
  • THTR 586 - Graduate Seminar: Lighting Design (3)


    Advance theoretical lighting design projects. Production problems and their solutions. Specific designers, past and present. May be repeated once for credit. Requires consent of instructor.

    Graduate-level

  
  • THTR 587 - Graduate Seminar: Sound Design (3)


    Develop proficiency with advance sound design projects theoretical and produced. Research and execute production problems and their solutions. Research theme environment sound design and emerging technologies in sound design.

    Prerequisite: THTR 500.

    Graduate-level

  
  • THTR 588A - Graduate Projects in Design and Technical Theatre (3)


    Theoretical projects and designs for productions prior to final projects. Faculty and student critiques. Tailored to individual student needs. Enrollment limited to M.F.A. students. May be repeated once for credit.

    Graduate-level

 

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