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Department of Performing Arts

Department of Performing Arts

Course Descriptions

MUS-J 100 : Ballet (033419)

Introductory course: open to all students. Does not count toward fulfillment of College of Arts and Sciences Group III distribution requirements. (Occasionally)

MUS-J 200 : Ballet (secondary) (033423)

For students wanting to study ballet as a related field but not as a major. Beginners' sections open to all students. Open to intermediate and advanced students with consent of instructor. Does not count toward fulfillment of College of Arts and Sciences Group III distribution requirements. (Occasionally)

MUS-J 210 : Jazz Dance (033427)

A study of dance and dance attitudes using rhythms based on music primarily with a jazz tempo and jazz form. Does not count toward fulfillment of College of Arts and Sciences Group III distribution requirements. (Fall)

MUS-J 305 : Ballet for the Nondegree Student (033430)

Daily technique classes, including pointe, for students not in the Bachelor of Science in Ballet degree, performance emphasis. Does not count toward fulfillment of College of Arts and Sciences Group III distribution requirements. (Occasionally)

MUS-L 101 : Beginning Guitar (033556)

This course is intended as an introduction to techniques employed in contemporary guitar styles. This will involve learning basic open and bar chords, learning how to read music and play it on the instrument and learning basic guitar finger style techniques. The course will also cover basic music theory necessary for a) playing songs and b) getting basic fret board knowledge. No previous experience required.

MUS-M 174 : Music for the Listener I (033608)

How to listen to music; art of music and its materials; instruments and musical forms. (Fall, Spring)

MUS-P 100 : Piano Elect/Secondary (033919)

An elective course designed to provide private insturction in piano at each student's level. May be repeated once more for credit. Does not count toward fulfillment of College of Arts and Sciences Group III distribution requirements. (Fall, Spring)

MUS-V 100 : Voice (034424)

An elective course designed to provide instruction in voice at each student's level. May be repeated once more for credit. Does not count toward fulfillment of College of Arts and Sciences Group III distribution requirements. (Fall, Spring)

THTR-D 140 : Jazz Dance I (080523)

Beginning jazz dance techniques with emphasis on body placement, basic steps, rhythmic qualities, movement isolations, and improvisations characteristic of the jazz idiom.

THTR-T 100 : Introduction to Theatre (045775)

Overview of theories, methodology, and skills. Emphasis on theatre as a composite art. Relationship of various components: play, playwright, actor, director, designer, audience, critic, and physical theatre.

THTR-T 120 : Acting I (045780)

Introduction to theories, methodology, and skills: body movement, voice and diction, observation, concentration, and imagination. Emphasis on improvisational exercises. (Fall, Spring)

THTR-T 168 : Theatre Production (081549)

The study and application of theatre practices. Students will be assigned to all levels of departmental production for applied practice. Six credit hours required for Theatre Major.

THTR-T 220 : Acting II (045792)

Textual analysis and techniques of communicating with body and voice. Study and performance of characters in scenes from Shakespeare and modern realistic and nonrealistic dramas. Lecture and laboratory. (Spring)

THTR-T 225 : Stagecraft I (045797)

Introduction to theories, methodology, and skills: analysis of practical and aesthetic functions of stage scenery, fundamentals of scenic construction and rigging, mechanical drawing for stagecraft. Lecture and laboratory. (Fall, Spring)

THTR-T 228 : Design for the Theatre (045798)

An overview of design principles and practices in all areas of the theatre. Emphasis on those aspects of design that are common to work in scenery, costumes, lighting, and makeup.

THTR-T 230 : Stage Costuming I (045800)

Introduction to theories, methodology, and skills: materials, construction techniques, pattern drafting, and decorative processes. Lecture and laboratory. (Fall, Spring)

THTR-T 302 : Musical Theatre (045811)

A history and analysis of musical comedy and revue from The Black Crook to the present. The musical theatre looked on as a mirror of the social, political, and cultural values of the times, reinforcing the needs of the audience. (Occasionally)

THTR-T 310 : Creative Dramatics (045812)

Theory and technique of guiding children in spontaneous activity, specifically, creating scenes or plays and performing them with improvised dialogue and action. Although theories will be discussed, the emphasis will be on practical activities that may be useful to prospective teachers, recreation leaders, etc.

THTR-T 320 : Acting III (045815)

THTR T320 Acting III (3 cr.) P: THTR T220.haracter analysis and use of language on stage. Study and performance of characters in scenes from Shakespeare and modern realistic and nonrealistic dramas. Lecture and laboratory. (Fall)

THTR-T 325 : Voice and Speech (045817)

Anatomy and functions of vocal mechanism; introduction to phonics; improvement of student's voice and diction through exercises and practical work in area of student's special interest. Theatre majors have registration priority.

THTR-T 326 : Scene Design I (045818)

Introduction to process of scene design, scene designer's responsibilities, scene problem solving, and exploration of visual materials and forms. (Spring)

THTR-T 335 : Stage Lighting I (045822)

Introduction to theories, methodology, and skills; instruments and their use, control of light, practical applications. Lecture and laboratory. (Fall)

THTR-T 340 : Directing I (045825)

Introduction to theories, methodology, and skills: play analysis, working with actors, basic elements of stage composition. (Fall)

THTR-T 390 : Creative Work in Summer Theatre (045833)

THTR T390 Creative Work in Summer Theatre (1-3 cr.) P: consent of department chairperson. Work in summer theatre productions. May be repeated once for credit. (Summer I)

THTR-T 392 : Theatre Internship (045834)

THTR T392 Theatre Internship (3 cr.) P: consent of instructor. Training and practice at a professional theatre or venue approved by the theatre faculty.

THTR-T 410 : Movement for the Theatre (045838)

Introduction to theories, method ologies, and skills involved in developing a flexible, relaxed, controlled body for the theatre. Emphasis on alignment, eye training, tumbling, stage combat, and relaxing body tensions. (Spring)

THTR-T 420 : Acting IV (045839)

Emphasis on ensemble acting and contrasting styles. Study and performance of characters in scenes from Ibsen, Chekhov, Strindberg, and classical Greek dramas. Lecture and laboratory. (Occasionally)

THTR-T 424 : Stagecraft II (045841)

History of stagecraft, stage mechanics, and perspective drawing. Lecture and laboratory. (Occasionally)

THTR-T 426 : Scene Design II (045845)

Work in line, color, and composition using historical conventions as the basis for contemporary scenic statements. Emphasis on period style and presentational forms. (Occasionally)

THTR-T 430 : Stage Costuming II (045850)

Pattern drafting, fabric selection, special construction problems, design and management of costume shops, and care of wardrobes. (Spring)

THTR-T 435 : Electronics for Theatre Technicians (045854)

Introduction to electronics; lighting control and other theatre-related electrical systems and devices. (Spring)

THTR-T 438 : Lighting Design (045855)

Stage lighting design concept, development and implementation. Advanced lighting techniques and approaches. (Fall, Spring)

THTR-T 442 : Directing II: Script Analysis (045857)

Problems and functions of director from selection of script through performance. Emphasis on script analysis. Lecture and practical projects. (Occasionally)

THTR-T 446 : Theatre for Children (045861)

Purposes, principles, and problems of staging plays for young people. (Occasionally)

THTR-T 470 : Theatre and Society I (045870)

The study of theatre history, performance, and dramatic literature from the primitive eras throughthe renaissance. Emphasis is on the relationship of theatre and its society. (Fall)

THTR-T 471 : Theatre and Society II (045871)

The study of theatre history, performance, and dramatic literature form 1660 to the present. Emphasis is on the relationship of theatre to its society. (Spring)

THTR-T 483 : Topics in Theatre and Drama (045875)

Studies in special topics not ordinarily covered in other departmental courses. May be repeated once for credit if topic differs. (Spring)

THTR-T 490 : Independent Study in Theatre and Drama (045876)

THTR T490 Independent Study in Theatre and Drama (3-6 cr.) P: majors only, senior standing and consent of instructor. Creative projects and performances in the area of student's special interest. (Fall, Spring)