A study of light as a design element for theatrical performance; analysis and preparation of designs for realized and theoretical theatre applications. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 625.
An examination of the craft of theatre technology, with an emphasis on technical projects as associated with the responsibilities of a production electrician. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 628.
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.
New writers experiment with a variety of contemporary techniques to write, act, direct and improv short plays, oral histories, video and solo works. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs or 2 completions.
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. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 660.
An ensemble-based interdisciplinary service-learning course where students are trained in the Hunter Heartbeat Method intervention and then conduct interactive workshops with children on the autism spectrum. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.
Intermediate film/video analysis and production through research and project assignments with camera, sound, lighting, and editing techniques. Prereq: 5321, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.
An exploration of lighting graphics and presentation software generally recognized as industry standards in the theatre.
Exploration of theatre technology topics including: technical direction, theatrical rigging, stage automation systems, and metals as a scenic element. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.
In various guises (translation, revision, revival, recycling, burlesque, travesty, parody, adaptation, theft) the stage has long been a site of mythological and textual reiteration. The course examines the ways in which a select group of texts have found their ways onto the English-speaking stage again and again. The course contextualizes adaptation as a theatrical practice elemental to cultures. Prereq: Permission of instructor.