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Method: Historiography

February 15, 2019

In this course, we will explore the ways theatre and performance history have been (and could be) written. Attention will be paid to the roles of evidence, embodiment, and narrative. Throughout we will ask the question: how can we write a history of an evanescent art? To what end?

Screenwriting

April 19, 2017

Exploration of creative script-writing for video/cinema; development of short or feature length scripts. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 636.

The Craft of Acting

April 19, 2017

An introductory acting class exploring the basic techniques of imagination, concentration, character development, and script analysis through work on monologues, scenes, and plays. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 280. GE VPA course.

Criticizing Television

April 19, 2017

Study of theatre history at an intermediate level with emphasis on writing skills. A critical analysis of a wide variety of television programs through viewing, discussing, reading, and writing. Prereq: English 1110 (110) or equiv, and Soph, Jr, or Sr standing. Not open to students with credit for 2367.xx (367.xx) or ArtEduc 2367.03 (367.03). GE writing and comm course: level 2 and diversity soc div in the US course. Cross-listed in ArtEduc.

Introduction to Theatre

April 19, 2017

A study of the art and profession of theatre, with an emphasis on evaluating and appreciating live performance, theatre's cultural importance, and its relationship to issues of social diversity. Students study performance conventions, texts, & spaces from ancient times to present day. While not an acting class, students get firsthand experience in the collaborative process of theatre creation. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 2100H or 2101H. GE VPA and diversity soc div in the US course.

Research Methods

April 19, 2017
Introduction to research methods, tools, and resources in live theatre and recorded performance, and directed research in student's area of focus. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 801. Repeatable to a maximum of 4 cr hrs.

Advanced Scenic Design

April 19, 2017
Advanced topics in scenic design including musicals, opera and dance; design for alternative venues including industrials, themed entertainment, events and exhibitions. Prereq: 5211 and 5212. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.

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