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.
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 basic lighting design elements for the stage including research, collaboration, basic electrical practice, color theory, drafting, and lighting stage work. Prereq: 2211. Not open to students with credit for 221.
Fundamental exploration of methods of design and production as applies to costumes. Prereq: 2211. Not open to students with credit for 222.
Introduction to basic design elements for the stage including research, sketching, color theory, model building, drafting and stagecraft. Prereq: 2211. Not open to students with credit for 220.
An examination of the art of sound design as well as an exploration of the craft of sound engineering for theatre. Prereq: 2211. Not open to students with credit for 626.
Introduction to scenic, costume, lighting and sound design techniques for production; experience in research and designing projects.
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 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.