Advanced study on the history and contemporary practice of the art form of musical theatre including an emphasis on the American Rock Musical.
BA Theatre Major Requirement
Advanced study of theatre and performance strategies used for social change and community engagement which includes Theatre for Development, and Augusto Boal's theory and practice.
Survey of representative theatre and performance from Western and non-Western traditions from classical Greece to present day. Prereq: 2100 (100) or 2101H (101H). Not open to students with credit for 531.
Fundamental exploration of methods of design and production as applies to costumes. Prereq: 2211. Not open to students with credit for 222.
An introduction to the basic principles, techniques and challenges of directing for the stage. Prereq: 2110 and 2811. Not open to students with credit for 310.
Hands-on involvement in the production of live theatre; participation leading to a more thorough understanding of theatre and in particular theatre design and technology. Repeatable to a maximum of 8 cr hrs or 4 completions.
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.
Introduction to scenic, costume, lighting and sound design techniques for production; experience in research and designing projects.
Fundamental principles for intensive study of the theatrical script as the basis for actor training, performance and production. Prereq: 2100 or 2101H. Not open to students with credit for 210.
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 2101H (101H) or 100. This course is available for EM credit. GE VPA and diversity soc div in the US course. VSP Admis Cond course.