An exploration of topics on theatrical sound including audio system form and function, live mix, aesthetics of sound, audio engineering and theatrical sound design. Prereq: 3241 or 5212. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.
Group Studies. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs or 4 completions.
Study of the professional theatre as a business; contracts, unions, the theatre marketplace; preparation of resumes, portfolios, audition pieces, interview. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 600.
An exploration of lighting graphics and presentation software generally recognized as industry standards in the theatre.
An introduction to the language, history, and culture of the Czech Republic designed to prepare students for an international experience. The course is a combination of instructor led lectures, discussions and presentations including a wide variety of Czech visual materials, and is a prerequisite for students participating in the Prague Theatre Study Tour Program. Prereq: 2100 (100), and acceptance to the Prague Theatre Study Tour, and permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.
Conference, library, and laboratory work. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs or 4 completions. This course is graded S/U.
Further investigation of theatre design techniques for production. Comprehensive research for a play; collaboration with a guest director. Advanced preparation of design and technical materials. Prereq: 5211.
Students will write 10-minute plays as exploratory exercises, analyze contemporary plays to deepen familiarity with the theatrical form, and, as a final project, write a one-act play which will receive a staged reading. Seminar and Workshop.
Introduction to Mime: This course will focus on Etienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau's techniques and styles. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs or 2 completions.
Exploration of methods and techniques of design as applies to costumes.\ Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 656.