Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Theatre - Courses

TH 101 Introduction to Theatre
Theatre

Introduces reading a play as an imaging of action. Exploration of structuring plot, character, and other elements of a play. Compares texts with interpretations in live and video productions. Required for all majors and minors.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 105 Introduction to Theatre-Non Majors
Theatre

Central theatrical and literary elements of dramatic art; readings in selected plays and criticism. Students attend several productions. For nonmajors.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 106 Introduction to Technical Theatre
Theatre

Production elements: materials, equipment and construction of scenery, costumes, lighting and sound; production organization: run crews, stage management. Labs are optional for non-major sections.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Co-Requisites: Student must register for TH 106LEC and TH 136LAB or TH 135LAB in the same term.


TH 107 Costume Construction I
Theatre

Introduces materials, tools, and techniques; may include patterning; fabric identification, dyeing, and painting; projects on departmental productions.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 106 Or TH 135 Or TH 136 and BFA Des/Tech majors or permission of instructor



TH 108 Basic Acting I
Theatre

Nature and elements of behavior-based acting; practical investigation and involvement; physical games; imaginative exercises; improvisations; preliminary introduction to scene work. Required of all majors and minors.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 109 Basic Acting II
Theatre

Introduces scene study: how to break down a script; how to prepare an actor's score; primary terms; a precise and exacting rehearsal method; how to make fundamental character choices; how to uncover the character's dramatic intentions. Emphasizes working together, sharing space, and playing objectives. Students must be willing to explore their emotional life as a means to living truthfully on stage.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 101, TH 106, and TH 108 or permission of instructor.



TH 126 Topics in Arts and Culture
Theatre

Provides students with the ability to discover, distinguish, recognize, and analyze the elements of theatre in contemporary American culture. Areas to be examined include other branches of the arts, family celebrations, social and political events, annual feasts and holidays, mass media including commercials and advertisements, sports events, paratheatre activities, and others. In each of these phenomena, we examine elements of theatre, such as script, acting, staging, costumes, lighting, and musical score.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 135 Production Practicum
Theatre

Practical experience on productions based on lectures in TH 106.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Co-Requisites: Student must register for TH 106LEC and TH 136LAB or TH 135LAB in the same term.



TH 136 Production Practicum
Theatre

Practical experience on productions based on lectures in TH 106.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Co-Requisites: Student must register for TH 106LEC and TH 136LAB or TH 135LAB in the same term.


TH 201 Script Analysis
Theatre

Develops fundamental analytical skills that actors, directors, and designers use to prepare a wide range of dramatic texts for rehearsal and production. Students will learn an approach to moving a play from page to stage, with emphasis on understanding and analyzing the building blocks of drama: dramatic structure, given circumstances, character, language, action, tempo, rhythm, and space. Students will improve their ability to communicate ideas about staging plays orally and in writing and begin to collaborate toward a shared artistic process and product. The ultimate goal is to realize the freedom and responsibility of theatre practitioners as interpretive artists.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 101LEC and ENG 105



TH 203 Visual Imagination
Theatre

Introduces and explores visual vocabulary; looking and seeing as learned skills; translation of idea to image. Required of all majors.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 106


TH 205 Technical Drafting
Theatre

Transfer of designer's ideas to ground plans and working drawings.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 106



TH 207 Stage Makeup
Theatre

Analysis, research, and design as essential elements in realizing makeup for a character; explores basic materials and techniques.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 208 Method Acting I
Theatre

The study and practice of the Strasberg Method of relaxation and sensory exercises and its application to an actor in scene work and monologues. Concentrates on exercises that constitute Lee Strasberg's Method as well as scene and monologue work.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 109



TH 209 Method Acting II
Theatre

Continues principles and techniques studied in TH 208. Advanced acting exercises based on the method developed by the late Lee Strasberg. Further develops exploration and application of advanced scene analysis, affective memory, and additional tools to scene-work. Advanced research on method acting, focusing on Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Robert Lewis, and Sanford Meisner.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 208 or permission of instructor


TH 210 Audition Workshop (Non-Bfa)
Theatre

Studio/performance course focusing on three basic skills: scene analysis, "cold" readings, and monologue preparation. Students refine their ability to breakdown and analyze scripts and further develop their audition technique. These skills will be applied to the preparation and presentation of monologues and scenes from modern American and European plays, both realistic and nonrealistic, from the late 1980s and on. Requires all students be prepared and flexible, able to bring something new to each class and willing to adapt to direction and try new approaches to audition material.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 212 Improvisation for Storytellers
Theatre

This course is a hands-on exploration of improvisational techniques for storytellers, drawn predominantly from the work of Keith Johnstone. Through loosely-structured improvisations, students will develop confidence in their ability to be spontaneous and take risks, work with partners to develop unscripted material, lower and raise status in relationship to other improvisors, and understand how stories function on stage.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 109


TH 220 Performing in America: Race, Gender, Class and American Identities on Stage
Theatre

Examines 20th century American drama and theatre performances as reflection on changing American identities. Looks at the ways in which plays and performances defined what it meant to be American, as well as how individual playwrights and theatre artists reshaped dramatic literature and theatre to represent their own diverse identities. Studies the variety of identities - racial, ethnic, gender, class, and religious - that emerge from the diversity of American theatre.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 227 Voice Training I
Theatre

Exercises to consciously relax body tension, align the body, and deepen the awareness of breathing. Text work, such as Haiku poetry, connects words to breathing.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 228 Voice Training II
Theatre

Continuation of TH 227; focuses on the development of vocal range, power, capacity, flexibility, and sensitivity. Text work-including poetry, monologues, sonnets, and scene work, along with exercises-continues the breathing/word connection.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 227



TH 230 Theatre Crafts
Theatre

Research, materials, and techniques of properties for scenery and costume construction. May include paints and finishes, casting and sculpting, sewing, leatherwork, upholstery, fabric dyeing, painting techniques, and millinery and wigs.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 106


TH 235 Production Practicum
Theatre

Practical run crew experience on productions.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 135 Or TH 136



TH 236 Production Practicum
Theatre

Practical run crew experience on departmental productions.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Majors and permission of instructor


TH 300 Stage Management
Theatre

An intense study of the vocation and profession of stage management as defined by modern theatre practice and the role of the professional stage manager. The complex inter-relationships between the stage manager and the other members of the theatrical staff from pre-production to the closing show and beyond will be examined in depth.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 203



TH 301 World Theatre Before 1700
Theatre

This course is an introduction to selected plays, aesthetic theories, and performance techniques from antiquity to the eighteenth century. Of course, its impossible to cover all of the significant works, movements, and innovations in global theater in one semester. The material presented here can only be an incomplete history - an outline to be fleshed out later as your knowledge of the subject grows. Nevertheless, this course will provide a sturdy foundation for future investigation, and a set of analytical tools to help you approach unfamiliar theatrical forms or reappraise familiar ones. Theater has always been a place to think: about politics, about religion, about social life, about cultural inheritances or projected futures, about the theater itself. We'll weigh the arguments of theaters passionate advocates and its fiercest enemies; discuss its complex exchanges with other art forms; and consider its avid incorporation of new technologies.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 302 Theatre in the Modern World, 1700-Present
Theatre

This course is an introduction to selected plays, aesthetic theories, and performance techniques from the eighteenth century to the present. While it operates as a stand-alone course, it picks up where TH 301 (a survey from antiquity to the eighteenth century) concluded. During this time, the modern world as we know it came into being, accompanied by social and political revolutions that shook the foundations of public and private life. We'll watch theater artists around the world contend with the dominant philosophical ideas, aesthetic values, and socio-political realities of their time, as they attempt to create artworks capable of responding to - or even creating - a modern world. In doing so, they began to alter the molecular structure of theater, pulling apart traditional modes of understanding narrative, illusion, and character - destroying the old, to make way for the new.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 301 or permission of instructor



TH 303 Scene Design I
Theatre

Analysis, research, style as translation from text to image; visual communication through spacial arrangement as it applies to theatre. Tools and techniques of presentation: ground plans, models, etc.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 101 Or TH 203


TH 305 Costume Drafting and Draping
Theatre

Basic techniques of pattern development for stage costume; projects in patterning from designer's sketches.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 306 Costume Design I
Theatre

Analysis, research, style as translation from text to image; visual communication of character through clothes. Tools and techniques of presentation: organization, etc.; minimal drawing.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 203


TH 308 Poetic Text
Theatre

Actors' use of language, especially poetic and heightened language. Material is selected from a progression of styles beginning with naturalism and evolving to classical poetic texts. Stresses techniques of imaging, textual analysis, and full use of breath and voice to support the demands of non-naturalistic language.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 309 Acting in Shakespeare
Theatre

Deciphers rhythm and image codes in Shakespearean verse and incorporation of these elements into scene and character preparation. General social, historical, and theatrical orientation to Elizabethan England. Examines at least one tragedy and one comedy.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 308


TH 314 Introduction to Dramaturgy
Theatre

The dramaturg is an important collaborator in the theatrical production process, playing the multi-faceted role of historian, researcher, adaptor, translator, audience educator, and overall supporter of the production team. Working closely with the director, the dramaturg helps to shape and nourish the production and to facilitate the demanding process of bringing a play from the page to the stage. Introduced students to the fundamentals of production dramaturgy through close analysis of works by select playwrights of the contemporary historical theatre.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 315 Modern Theatre I
Theatre

Deals in some detail with the development of a dominant realistic tradition in the theatre at the end of the nineteenth century and then examines the modification of that tradition because of the attacks that set in almost at once. Emphasizes understanding individual plays, together with some appreciation of relevant developments in acting and scenic design. Figures include Zola, Ibsen, Strindberg, Hauptmann, Maeterlink, Jarry, Chekhov, Synge, Kokoshka, Wedekind, Cocteau, as well as Antoine, Stanislavsky, and Lugne-Poe.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: THD 202


TH 316 Modern Theatre II
Theatre

Significant developments in theatre art and play writing since World War I; selected readings in British and continental plays and criticism.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 320 American Drama
Theatre

Explores the contemporary American drama and theatre, specially emphasizing the plays of Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, William Inge, Clifford Odets, Sam Shepard, David Mamet, and the emerging playwrights of the '80s and early '90s.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 302


TH 325 Performance and the Critic
Theatre

Surveys the performing arts (theatre, dance, music, etc.) to increase background knowledge and develop critical awareness. Reading includes criticism, material on the performing arts, and texts of plays. Students attend live performances and write critiques. Discussion of performances and assigned reading; guest speakers; screening of films and videotapes; workshops on critique writing.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 331 Problems in Technical Theatre
Theatre

Techniques employed in resolving problems in technical theatre. Requires lab work.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 332 Lighting Design I
Theatre

This course will introduce students to the equipment, materials, and methods of lighting the stage. Learn to communicate a lighting design concept through visuals, and develop the skills to translate image to stage. Utilizing the classroom light lab, students will demonstrate several live lighting designs throughout the semester.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 203



TH 335 Production Practicum
Theatre

Practical experience building departmental productions.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 107 Or TH 135 Or TH 136


TH 336 Production Practicum
Theatre

Practical experience building productions.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 340 Makeup Studio
Theatre

Significant participation in the performance, design, technical, and management phases of departmental productions. Credit hours for a specific project must be arranged with instructor.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 341 Theatre Studio I
Theatre

Significant participation in the performance, design, technical, and management phases of departmental productions. Credit hours for a specific project must be arranged with instructor.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 342 Theatre Studio II
Theatre

Significant participation in the performance, design, technical, and management phases of departmental productions. Credit hours for a specific project must be arranged with instructor.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 343 Theatre Studio III
Theatre

Significant participation in the performance, design, technical, and management phases of departmental productions. Credit hours for a specific project must be arranged with instructor.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 344 Theatre Studio IV
Theatre

Significant participation in the performance, design, technical, and management phases of departmental productions. Credit hours for a specific project must be arranged with instructor.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 345 Costume Construction Studio
Theatre

Significant participation in the performance, design, technical, and management phases of departmental productions. Credit hours for a specific project must be arranged with instructor.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 107



TH 346 Costume Design Studio
Theatre

Significant participation in the performance, design, technical, and management phases of departmental productions. Credit hours for a specific project must be arranged with instructor.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 347 Scene Design Studio
Theatre

Significant participation in the performance, design, technical, and management phases of departmental productions. Credit hours for a specific project must be arranged with instructor.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 348 Lighting Design Studio
Theatre

Significant participation in the performance, design, technical, and management phases of departmental productions. Credit hours for a specific project must be arranged with instructor.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 349 Technical Studio
Theatre

Significant participation in the performance, design, technical, and management phases of departmental productions. Credit hours for a specific project must be arranged with instructor.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 350 Properties Studio
Theatre

Significant participation in the performance, design, technical, and management phases of departmental productions. Credit hours for a specific project must be arranged with instructor.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 370 Age of Shakespeare
Theatre

Dramatic works of Shakespeare's contemporaries-Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, and others; theatre and theatrical practices of the period.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 401 Directing I
Theatre

A practical course in directing. Provides students with the consciousness of theatre and creative directing: basic techniques in preparing the script for rehearsals, creating the space, collaborating with a designer, using tempo/rhythm, working with actors, preparing and conducting rehearsals.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 402 Directing II
Theatre

Continuation of TH 401. Includes work on a play, script, or other material for a production: analyzing text, preparing lists of characters, settings, props, and music/sound effects. Creating a space: its character, dimensions, relationships between actors and audience, the role of light, use of objects within space, and shape of the space for the spectators. Explores the speed/tempo/rhythm of a production. Methods of casting, auditioning, rehearsing; methods of collaborating with authors, translators, literary advisors, designers, composers, stage managers, technical staff, and administrative staff.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 401



TH 403 Scene Design 2
Theatre

Further studies in scene design; individual projects.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 404 Scene Design 3
Theatre

The scene designer's process is exercised by creating production proposals for significant theatrical works. Particular attention is given to text analysis, research methods, visual communication, three-dimensional response, and presentation. The course culminates in a portfolio review where the student will demonstrate his/her ability to create innovative and appropriate scenic environments for given texts in diverse venues.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 406 Costume Design II
Theatre

Further studies in costume design.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 408 Audition Techniques
Theatre

Techniques and methods of preparation essential for successful auditions at the college, graduate school, and professional levels.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 308



TH 409 Mime/Movement for Actors
Theatre

Involves the actor's use of specific techniques as a tool to add awareness, flexibility, and suppleness to body movement so that the actor becomes free to concentrate on creating a role. This intensive training leads to a more elaborate physical building of the character, which unites the actor's body and mind with the script.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 308


TH 411 Theatre Workshop
Theatre

Historical, artistic, practical aspects of a specific play or dramatic problem (audition), works of a specific playwright. Workshop performance produced entirely with the resources of class members.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 412 Theatre Workshop
Theatre

Historical, artistic, practical aspects of a specific play or dramatic problem (audition), works of a specific playwright. Workshop performance produced entirely with the resources of class members.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 413 Theatre Workshop
Theatre

Historical, artistic, practical aspects of a specific play or dramatic problem (audition), works of a specific playwright. Workshop performance produced entirely with the resources of class members.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 414 Theatre Workshop
Theatre

Historical, artistic, practical aspects of a specific play or dramatic problem (audition), works of a specific playwright. Workshop performance produced entirely with the resources of class members.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 416 Mask
Theatre

Studies mask traditions and practical exploration of mask technique, using neutral masks, full-face masks and half-masks. Develops skill in using sound, gesture and movement to create mask characters. Creating and performing solo or ensemble scenes, using mask characters.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 420 Introduction to Lloyd Richards Technique
Theatre

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 421 Devised Performance
Theatre

In this course, we will invent, refine, and rehearse devised performance while training a critical eye on the processes of collaboration and creation. We will examine the manifestos, ways of working, and preoccupations of other groups and companies, as well as consider contemporary scholarship that examines theatrical collaboration and some of its diverse means and ends. Through practice and critical reflection, as well as close observation of some chosen devised works, we will innovate our own responses to the pressures and opportunities presented by devising performance. Projects will focus on not only articulating, and attempting to realize, our own aims and interests in presenting devised performance, but on the significance and implications of group authorship and co-operative participation.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 422 Special Topics
Theatre

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 423 Special Topics
Theatre

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 109 Or TH 203 Or TH 302


TH 424 Special Topics
Theatre

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 425 Media and Performance Seminar
Theatre

This course will consider various forms of mediated and intermedia performance in order to examine the particular habits, possibilities and affinities of performance in mediatized contexts. Possible areas of focus include television and televisual performance, intermedia theatre, and performance in video gaming and in online contexts. Graduate students will be assigned additional reading and will be responsible for longer and more sophisticated final writing projects. Free Elective, three (3) credit Seminar, Prerequisites, none, letter graded, not repeatable

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 427 Voice and Movement
Theatre

Explores the connection between voice, movement and language. Students learn to release habitual patterns of tension, to use their voices and bodies more spontaneously and expressively, and to communicate more effectively through sound, gesture and movement.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 433 Lighting Design
Theatre

Exercises the lighting designer's ability to communicate orally, visually, and graphically in the production process. Emphasis is given to visualization techniques and both hand and computer generated rendering techniques are explored.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 332


TH 439 Studies in Design
Theatre

Intensive study of a particular movement, designer, problem, or area in theatrical design or technology.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 440 Studies in Design
Theatre

Intensive study of a particular movement, designer, problem, or area in theatrical design or technology.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 457 Comedy of Manners
Theatre

Social and historical background that in 1660 led to the rise of Restoration comedy in England. Development of comedy of manners in works of four English playwrights. Practical exploration and involvement; students work on scenes to develop understanding of the material's dramatic nature and interpretive problems.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 460 Asian Performing Arts
Theatre

Comprehensive study of a wide range of Asian performing arts, from theatre and dance to ritual and popular entertainment. Both intercultural and interdisciplinary, the course draws on the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 464 Black Theatre-Past and Present
Theatre

Surveys the roots and development of Black Theatre from its mythic traditions in Africa to the contemporary works of Ed Bullins, Amiri Baraka and August Wilson.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 466 Women in Theatre
Theatre

Studies works of women in theatre from Krotsvitha of Gandersheim to present-day women playwrights, actors, directors and designers.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 468 Sources of Modern Theatre
Theatre

Examines, in-depth, selected figures, movements, artists, and events that have had a seminal influence on modern theatre's development. Focuses on reading important texts, discussion, and individual research, but may include workshop activities when appropriate.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 302



TH 477 Production Dramaturgy
Theatre

The dramaturg is a major collaborator in the process of theatrical production, serving as both historical and critical researcher as well as a 'third eye' within the rehearsal space. This course is designed for students who wish to participate as dramturgs on select departmental productions throughout the season. The role of the dramaturg is to work closely with the director of the production to fulfill basic requirements and needs as that arise throughout the rehearsal and final production periods.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 478 Arthur Miller
Theatre

Comprehensively studies Arthur Miller's dramatic work in its historical and theatrical context, particularly focusing on one of the major plays, such as Death of a Salesman or The Crucible.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 479 Brecht
Theatre

A study of the plays, poetry and theatre asthetic of Brecht, and the impact of that work on 20th Cent. Drama.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 480 Shakespeare On Stage
Theatre

Explores Shakespeare in performance in the twentieth and twenty-first century. We view and analyze film and video of the plays as produced by the BBC, the Royal Shakespeare Company and directors such as Orson Welles, Roman Polanski, Laurence Olivier, Peter Brook and Kenneth Branagh.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 481 Irish Dramatists
Theatre

Traditional, classical and contemporary playwrights from Cosgrove to Beckett and Friel. Explores common themes of identity, nationalism and revolt, particularly emphasizing the tradition of tragi-comedy in the work of Irish playwrights.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 482 Chekhov
Theatre

Comprehensively studies Anton Chekhov's major works and the contribution they make to theatrical realism's development as we know it today. Also studies the importance of Chekhov's collaborations with Konstantine Stanislavsky to the birth of realistic theatre production.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 483 Ibsen
Theatre

Comprehensively studies Henrik Ibsen's major works, particularly emphasizing A Doll's House, The Wild Duck, Ghosts' and An Enemy of the People and the contribution these plays made to the birth of realistic drama.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 484 Theatre of MoliÈRe
Theatre

Explores the comic genius of Moliere, both by studying his roots in the Commedia Dell'arte and through carefully reading his major works: The Misanthrope, The Miser, Tartuffe and the Would-be Gentleman (in translation).

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 485 Playwriting Workshop
Theatre

Explores basic tools of the playwright's craft; writing exercises to release imagination and spontaneity; guided development of characters, dialogue, scenes, plot structure; writing a ten-minute or short one-act play, which receives a staged reading at the end of the semester. Analyzes published plays and professional productions. May be repeated for credit.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 486 Playwriting Seminar
Theatre

Continuation of TH 485, for advanced students. Writing a full-length one-act play, which receives a staged reading at the end of the semester. Analyzes published plays and professional productions. May be repeated for credit.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: TH 401



TH 487 Major Figures
Theatre

Major dramatists or theatre artists; variable subjects.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 488 Major Figures
Theatre

Major dramatists or theatre artists; variable subjects.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 489 Major Figures
Theatre

Major dramatists or theatre artists; variable subjects.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 493 Advanced Directing
Theatre

Continuation of TH 402, for advanced students.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 495 Undergraduate Supervised Teaching
Theatre

Students may serve as undergraduate teaching assistants in 100-300 level courses with permission of instructor. Responsibilities include leading in-class discussions, meeting with students in small coaching groups, and holding study sessions.

Credits: 1-3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


TH 496 Internship
Theatre

Practical, hands-on experience in performance venues. Including but not limited to the areas of promotion, public relations, theatre management, box office, ushering, stage management, performance, etc.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



TH 499 Independent Study
Theatre

Substantial independent research or applied project under the supervision of a faculty member.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


THD 104 Appreciating Dance
Theatre Dance

Appreciating Dance is a course designed for non-majors and meets the general education arts requirement for students majoring in other areas. The central purpose of the course is the development of the students responsiveness to dance. THD 104 is an introduction to the social, historical, and expressive aspects of dance and explores the evolving roles of dancer, choreographer, and spectator through the study of masterworks in different genres and eras of dance. In this course, students are required to see three live performances outside of class and attend all classes which include discussions on historical and critical readings, video-illustrated lectures led by the instructor, guest-lectures, and interactive exercises. This course engages students in evolving discussions of concert and social dance, as we discover the ways in which performances have changed for both creators and audiences. Students will develop a responsiveness to dance as a form of communication and personal expression and understand how dance reflects and comments on society.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)




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