Academic Catalog

Theatre (7800)

7800:533. Theatre Organization and Production Management. (3 Credits)

Study of successful methods of theatre organization and production stage management of professional and non-professional performing arts operations.

7800:555. Creating Performance. (3 Credits)

(May be repeated for a total of six credits.) This course introduces devising processes, improvisation, ensemble work, and physical theatre techniques appropriate to the preparation of practical performance projects from sources other than a conventional play.

7800:567. Multi-Cultural Theatre. (3 Credits)

A detailed examination of contemporary performances, performance texts, and theoretical writings that reference the history and experience of diverse communities of America and the world.

7800:572. Methods of Teaching Elementary Theatre Arts. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: graduate status. Course provides skills, knowledge and experiences essential to teaching effective and creative theatre arts in elementary school through current theories, methods and materials.

7800:573. Methods of Teaching Secondary Theatre Arts. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: graduate status. This course presents skills, knowledge and experiences essential to teaching innovative and creative theatre arts in the secondary school through current theories, methods and materials.

7800:575. Acting for the Musical Theatre. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission. A scene study course in analyzing and performing roles in American musicals. Accompanist provided.

7800:576. Theatre and Community Action. (3 Credits)

This course will explore civic engagement strategies and situations linking theatre and community in which students tackle community issues and concerns utilizing various performance techniques.

7800:590. Workshop in Theatre Arts. (1-3 Credits)

(May be repeated for a total of 6 credits) Prerequisite: advanced standing or permission. Group study or group projects investigating particular phases of theatre arts not covered by other courses in curriculum.

7800:600. Research and Writing Techniques. (3 Credits)

Exploration of the basic research tools and methods appropriate to the discipline, including utilization of the computer. Guidelines for writing thesis.

7800:603. Special Topics in Theatre Arts & Dance. (1-4 Credits)

(May be repeated as different subject areas are covered, but no more than 12 credits may be applied toward M. A. degree) Traditional and experimental courses in theater, supplementing those listed in the General Bulletin.

7800:641. Problems in Directing. (3 Credits)

Advanced directing course with special emphasis on staging of complex plays from all periods of dramatic literature.

7800:645. Seminar in Dramatic Literature. (3 Credits)

Representative Western stage play (non-American) are examined in theatrical, historical, and critical/theoretical contexts.

7800:646. Graduate Acting: Techniques. (3 Credits)

Advanced study of basic acting techniques, especially Stanislavski, through analysis and performance. Voice/Movement Lab required.

7800:648. Graduate Acting: Problems. (3 Credits)

Study of problems confronting the advanced actor in various modern styles of performance Voice/Movement Lab required.

7800:658. History of Theatre. (3 Credits)

Theater history from the Greeks to the present with emphasis on physical theater, conventions, and theater architecture of each period.

7800:659. Stage Lighting Design and Technology. (3 Credits)

Study of the art and technique of stage lighting design, including drafting of lighting plots, function of lighting instruments and of intensity control.

7800:660. Advanced Technical Theatre. (3 Credits)

Processes including multiple set productions, revolves and their rigging, techniques in simple hydraulics, pneumatics and load capacities, and properties and techniques in multi-media.

7800:662. Seminar in Scene Design. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 7800:106 or undergraduate scene design course or permission of instructor. Study of problems in scene design: portfolio projects, research of noted designers, studies of theater spaces, and new scenographic materials.

7800:690. Graduate Research/Readings. (1-3 Credits)

(May be repeated for a total of nine credits) Prerequisite: permission. Individual research or independent readings under supervision of member of theater graduate faculty.

7800:698. Internship: Theater. (3-6 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission. Faculty supervised work experience in which student participates in an arts management, performance or technical situation with a selected cultural organization.

7800:699. Masters Thesis. (1-6 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission of graduate coordinator of theater arts program. Research related to the completion of the master's thesis.