School of Theatre and Dance

College of the Arts
School of Theatre and Dance
Center for the Performing Arts
Kent Campus
www.kent.edu/theatredance


Dance Division
D101 Center for the Performing Arts
330-672-2069
dance@kent.edu

Theatre Division
B141 Center for the Performing Arts
330-672-2082
theatre@kent.edu

School of Theatre and Dance Faculty

  • Auld, William I. (2010), Assistant Professor, M.F.A., Northern Illinois University, 2005
  • Bauer, Kerry J. (2014), Assistant Professor, M.F.A., Ohio University, 1995
  • Black, Maryann P. (2002), Assistant Professor, M.F.A., Kent State University, 2007
  • Brown, Courtney (2014), Assistant Professor, M.F.A., University of Southern Mississippi, 2008
  • Campbell, Sharon S. (1989), Associate Professor, M.F.A., The Ohio State University, 1982
  • Crawford-Spinelli, John R. (1988), Professor and College Dean, Ed.D., Temple University, 1989
  • Drashner, Nicholas D. (2015), Assistant Professor, M.F.A., University of California-San Diego, 2012
  • Fritsche, Amy (2013), Assistant Professor, M.F.A., San Diego State University, 2010
  • Huya, Natalie J. (2003), Assistant Professor, M.A., Villanova University, 2001
  • Karpanty, Kimberly A. (1995), Associate Professor, M.F.A., Arizona State University, 2003
  • Kent, Therese J. (1991), Professor, M.F.A., Michigan State University, 1987
  • Kildow, Eric S. (2015), Assistant Professor, M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design, 2009
  • Korecki, Jennifer S. (2012), Assistant Professor, M.M., Kent State University, 1996
  • Kurahashi, Yuko (2001), Associate Professor, Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington, 1996
  • Meggitt, Joan (2005), Assistant Professor, M.F.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1999
  • Nadon, Daniel R. (1993), Professor, Ph.D., University of Colorado-Boulder, 1993
  • Newberg, Brian S. (2010), Assistant Professor, M.F.A., University of California-Irvine, 1999
  • Pauna, Steven R. (2013), Associate Professor, M.F.A., Kent State University, 2000
  • Polanco, Fabio J. (2009), Associate Professor, M.F.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1997
  • Rockland, Jeffrey M. (2015), Associate Professor, M.F.A., University of California-Irvine, 1992
  • Seo, Jakyung (2009), Associate Professor, M.F.A., University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, 2004
  • Seo, Jakyung (2009), Associate Professor, M.F.A., University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, 2004
  • Stillings, Cynthia R. (1992), Professor, M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988
  • Swoboda, Jonathan F. (2008), Associate Professor, M.M., University of Nebraska-Omaha, 1997
  • Van Baars, Frans E. (1993), Associate Professor, M.F.A., Kent State University, 2002
  • Verlezza, Barbara A. (2002), Associate Professor, M.F.A., Northern Illinois University, 2005

Dance (DAN)

DAN 17001     STUDIO MODERN I      1 Credit Hour

Practice of basic modern dance technique. Open to all university students.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 17002     STUDIO MODERN DANCE II      1 Credit Hour

Exploration of modern dance technique foundations and improvisation with emphasis on the movement and performing qualities of modern dance. Open to all university students.

Prerequisite: DAN 17001.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 17004     STUDIO JAZZ I      1 Credit Hour

Practice of basic jazz techniques. Open to all university students.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 17005     STUDIO JAZZ II      1 Credit Hour

Continuation of jazz dance technique foundations with emphasis on more advanced dance combinations. Open to all university students.

Prerequisite: DAN 17004.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 17007     STUDIO TAP I      1 Credit Hour

Basic tap steps and combinations with varying sound intensities and rhythms. Open to all university students.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 17008     STUDIO TAP II      1 Credit Hour

Continuation of tap dance technique foundations with emphasis on more advanced dance combinations.

Prerequisite: DAN 17007.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 17009     STUDIO TAP III      1 Credit Hour

(Repeatable for a maximum of 8 credit hours) Advanced tap dance techniques with emphasis on clarity, speed and performance skills.

Prerequisite: DAN 17008.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 17010     STUDIO BALLET I      1 Credit Hour

Introduction to the foundations of ballet placement, vocabulary and movement for the beginner. Open to all university students.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 17011     STUDIO BALLET II      1 Credit Hour

Continuation of ballet technique foundations with emphasis on more advanced dance combinations. Open to all university students.

Prerequisite: DAN 17010.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 17012     STUDIO BALLET III      1 Credit Hour

(Repeatable for a maximum of 4 credit hours) This course presents high intermediate ballet techniques for the serious non-major dance student. Students will apply the principles of body alignment to an ever expanding movement vocabulary. Intricate combinations in adagio, petite and grand allegro and turns will be offered. Focus will be on the strength, flexibility and endurance required to master movements at this more advanced level.

Prerequisite: DAN 17011.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 2 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 17013     STUDIO AFRICAN DANCE I      1 Credit Hour

Designed to acquaint students with basic elements of African dance. Open to all university students.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 17016     STUDIO SWING DANCE I      1 Credit Hour

(Repeatable for a maximum of 2 credit hours) Practice of basic swing dance movements with emphasis on social partnering skills. Open to all students.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 17019     STUDIO HIP HOP I      1 Credit Hour

(Repeatable for a maximum of 4 credit hours) Introduction to Hip Hop dance including warm-up techniques, movement across the floor and dance combinations. Open to all university students. No previous experience is necessary.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 2 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 17020     STUDIO HIP HOP II      1 Credit Hour

(Repeatable for a maximum of 4 credit hours) Hip Hop II is for students with previous experience in hip hop and will explore in greater depth fundamentals, history, technique and personal style.

Prerequisite: DAN 17019.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 2 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 17049     FUNDAMENTALS OF BALLET AND MODERN DANCE      2 Credit Hours

Introduction to intensive exploration of ballet and modern dance technique for nonmajors with special emphasis on alignment, body awareness and movement vocabulary.

Prerequisite: DAN 17001 and 17010.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 17050     INTRODUCTION TO DANCE      1 Credit Hour

Overview of modern dance as a performing art. Specifically focusing on preparation, basic knowledge and career choices.

Prerequisite: Dance major and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 17051     MODERN DANCE TECHNIQUE I-A      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Development of skill acquisition in basic technique, understanding and appreciation for the creative nature of dance through exposure to improvisational experiences.

Prerequisite: Dance major and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 9 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 17052     BALLET I-A      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Ballet techniques: pre-barre; beginning barre and beginning center work.

Prerequisite: Dance major and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 6 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 17053     PRINCIPLES OF DANCE MECHANICS I      2 Credit Hours

The study and application of alignment and basic movement principles to dance techniques.

Prerequisite: Dance major and special approval.

Corequisite: DAN 17051 or 17052.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: TAG Arts and Humanities

DAN 17151     MODERN DANCE TECHNIQUE I-B      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Continued exploration of basic modern dance technique and improvisation begun in DAN 17051. Continued study of dance innovators and their historical significance.

Prerequisite: Dance major and DAN 17051 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 9 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 17152     BALLET I-B      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 8 credit hours) Continuation of ballet techniques studied in DAN 17052.

Prerequisite: Dance major and DAN 17052 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 6 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 27070     JAZZ STYLES I      2 Credit Hours

Development of basic jazz dance skills for dance majors and minors.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 27071     MODERN DANCE TECHNIQUE II-A      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credit hours) Intermediate modern dance styles emphasizing complex movement phrases.

Prerequisite: DAN 17051 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 9 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 27072     BALLET II-A      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 8 credit hours) Intermediate ballet technique.

Prerequisite: Dance major; DAN 17152 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 6 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 27074     DANCE COMPOSITION I      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours) Movement exploration and improvisation including developing the body as an instrument of expression.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 27076     DANCE AS AN ART FORM (DIVG) (KFA)      3 Credit Hours

Survey of the various types, styles and functions of dance with emphasis on understanding dance as an art form and an expression of culture.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Global, Kent Core Fine Arts, Transfer Module Fine Arts

DAN 27170     JAZZ STYLES II      2 Credit Hours

Continued development of basic jazz dance skills.

Prerequisite: DAN 27070 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 27171     MODERN DANCE TECHNIQUE II-B      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credit hours) Continuation of intermediate level dance styles with emphasis on complex movement phrases.

Prerequisite: DAN 27071 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 9 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 27172     BALLET II-B      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 8 credit hours) Continuation of intermediate ballet technique.

Prerequisite: DAN 27072 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 6 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 28010     DANCE ACCOMPANIMENT LABORATORY I      2 Credit Hours

(Course is repeatable for a maximum of 4 credit hours) Students will be introduced to the techniques and strategies of modern dance and ballet technique class accompaniment. Emphasis is placed on supervised student accompaniment and acquiring familiarity with dance class protocols, procedures, and the accompanist-instructor relationship. Course meets concurrently with one of the professional-level modern dance or ballet technique classes offered by the Dance Division.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 4 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 37035     DANCE COMPOSITION II      2 Credit Hours

Basic principles of dance composition with attention to design, thematic material, structure, form and small groups.

Prerequisite: DAN 27074 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: TAG Arts and Humanities

DAN 37053     PRINCIPLES OF DANCE MECHANICS II      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 16 credit hours) Continuation of DAN 17053.

Prerequisite: DAN 17053 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 37057     DANCE FOR CHILDREN      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours) The theory and practice of children's dance in the pre-school, elementary, middle schools, private studio and recreation settings.

Prerequisite: Dance or Early Childhood Education major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 37058     METHODS AND MATERIALS OF DANCE      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours) Theory and practice of teaching dance technique from middle school to adults with an emphasis on modern dance.

Prerequisite: DAN 27057 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 37067     BALLET III-A      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 8 credit hours) Advanced ballet technique.

Prerequisite: DAN 27172 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 6 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 37068     MODERN DANCE TECHNIQUE III-A      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 15 credit hours) Advanced modern dance technique.

Prerequisite: DAN 27171 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 9 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 37070     DANCE COMPOSITION III      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 8 credit hours) Development of individual movement style through improvisational studies and movement manipulation exercises of structure and form resulting in a substantial solo modern dance work.

Prerequisite: DAN 27174 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 2 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 37071     MOVEMENT NOTATION      2 Credit Hours

Analyzing and recording human movement. The common aspects of movement in all forms of sports, dance and aquatics. Analysis and recording with the labanotation system.

Prerequisite: Dance major and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 37072     DANCE AND TECHNOLOGY      2 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to new technologies as resources for creative expression, performance and documentation of dance. Students will learn a brief history of screen dance, techniques for archiving dance, shooting and editing video with dance as the subject and approaches to interactive performance. Students will gain a basic understanding of how new media interacts with current practice in dance creation, production, education and research.

Prerequisite: Dance (DANC) major or minor; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 37167     BALLET III-B      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Continuation of advanced ballet technique.

Prerequisite: DAN 37067 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 6 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 37168     MODERN DANCE TECHNIQUE III-B      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Continuation of advanced modern dance technique.

Prerequisite: DAN 37068 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 9 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 37170     DANCE COMPOSITION IV      1 Credit Hour

Exploration of advanced composition skills in preparation for the B.F.A. senior choreography project and future choreographic endeavors.

Prerequisite: DAN 37070 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 37192     DANCE PRACTICUM (ELR)      1 Credit Hour

(repeatable for a total of 4 hours) practical experience in cocurriculum dance activities under faculty supervision.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship, Studio

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

DAN 37271     DANCE ENSEMBLE      2 Credit Hours

Participation in rehearsal, preparation and performance of public dance concerts in an established dance ensemble.

Prerequisite: Dance major and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 2 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 37310     MUSIC FOR DANCERS      3 Credit Hours

Students will build theoretical, analytical and performance skills in music specific to the needs of dancers, dance teachers and choreographers.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 38001     APPLIED SKILLS FOR DANCE ACCOMPANIMENT      2 Credit Hours

(Course is repeatable for a maximum of 8 credit hours) Private applied music instruction in performance skills necessary to accompany a modern dance or ballet class. Emphasis is placed on hand drum and frame drum technique, keyboard repertoire, and keyboard improvisation skills.

Prerequisite: DAN 28010.

Schedule Type: Private Lesson

Contact Hours: 1.5 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 38010     DANCE ACCOMPANIMENT LABORATORY II      1-4 Credit Hours

(Course is repeatable) Students will receive intermediate and advanced instruction in modern dance or ballet technique class accompaniment. Emphasis will be placed on continued development of accompaniment strategies for specific styles of movement and increasing the students' range of accompaniment repertoire and improvisational vocabulary.

Prerequisite: two semesters of DAN 28010 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 2-8 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 47055     BALLET IV-A      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) A continuation of DAN 37167 with increasing clarity and control of movements.

Prerequisite: DAN 37167.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 6 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 47060     PROFESSIONAL ASPECTS IN DANCE      2 Credit Hours

development of pragmatic skills for entrance into professional dance careers. Emphasis on resume writing, preparation for auditions and economic survival.

Prerequisite: DAN 27170 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 2 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 47063     DANCE HISTORY I      3 Credit Hours

History of dance from antiquity to 1900.

Prerequisite: Dance major and approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: TAG Arts and Humanities

DAN 47070     JAZZ STYLES III      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Jazz style for students with advanced dance technique.

Prerequisite: DAN 27170 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 47095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN DANCE      1-3 Credit Hours

(repeatable for a total of 24 hours) offered when resources permit a topic different from existing courses. Topic to be announced when scheduled.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 47155     BALLET IV-B      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) A continuation of DAN 47055 with increasing clarity and dynamic expression.

Prerequisite: DAN 47055 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 6 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 47156     DANCE PRODUCTION      3 Credit Hours

Study of elements involved in planning and implementing a concert. Experiential work in technical and management components.

Prerequisite: Dance major and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 47163     DANCE HISTORY II (WIC)      3 Credit Hours

History of the development of concert and theatrical dance forms from 1900 to present day.

Prerequisite: DAN 47063 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

DAN 47170     JAZZ STYLES IV      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Continuation of DAN 47070.

Prerequisite: DAN 47070 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

DAN 47174     SENIOR CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECT (ELR)      1 Credit Hour

Creation of a modern dance work to be performed with full production values in an approved setting.

Prerequisite: DAN 37170 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

DAN 47175     CAPSTONE PROJECT (ELR)      1-3 Credit Hours

The capstone project represents a culminating event for the student. Capstone projects can be taken in the junior or senior year and are identified in consultation with a faculty advisor. Honor students may combine the capstone project with an Honors thesis.

Prerequisite: junior standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Senior Project/Honors Thesis

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

DAN 47192     INTERNSHIP IN DANCE (ELR)      1 Credit Hour

(Repeatable for credit)Supervised dance apprenticeship in an approved educational setting.

Prerequisite: Dance major and special approval.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

DAN 47196     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN DANCE      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Individual projects for dance majors.

Prerequisite: Junior standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

DAN 47525     STUDENT TEACHING IN DANCE (ELR)      9 Credit Hours

This experience provides for a full semester of student teaching in the broadest range of multi-age school settings. L.I.C.E. Training must be presented to the campus office of clinical experience or designated faculty/staff at Regional campuses as prerequisite for student teaching.

Prerequisite: Dance major; and admission to student teaching; and DAN 47192; and special approval; and Official valid certification of Child Safety Training, approved Basic Life Support and A.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 9 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

Kent Blossom Theatre (KBT)

KBT 22092     PRACTICUM I:DESIGN/TECHNOLOGY (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credit hours)Practical experience in theatre production under faculty supervision. Available for lower division students only.

Prerequisite: Freshman and sophomore standing only.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

KBT 22192     PRACTICUM I:PERFORMANCE (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(repeatable for a total of 12 hours) practical experience in theatre performance under faculty supervision. Available for lower division students only. Repeatable for a total of 12 hours.

Prerequisite: Freshman and sophomore standing only.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

KBT 41096     INDIVIDUAL STUDY:THEATRE      1-3 Credit Hours

(repeatable for a total of 12 hours) selected research topics in theatre.

Prerequisite: Permission.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

KBT 41992     THEATRE PRODUCTION INTERNSHIP (ELR)      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credit hours)Intensive advanced training in practical aspects of production. Periodic seminars, laboratory sessions and performance in Porthouse Theatre Company.

Prerequisite: Junior standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 1-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

KBT 42092     PRACTICUM II: DESIGN/TECHNOLOGY (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credit hours)Advanced practical experience in theatre production under faculty supervision. Available for upper division students only.

Prerequisite: Junior and senior standing only.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

KBT 42192     PRACTICUM II:PERFORMANCE (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credit hours)Advanced practical experience in theatre performance under faculty supervision. Available for upper division students only.

Prerequisite: Junior and senior standing.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

KBT 60199     M.F.A.. THESIS      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Students must register for course during the semester of their MFA thesis project. Graduate standing.

Prerequisite: Special approval of adviser.

Schedule Type: Masters Thesis

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

KBT 60992     PROFESSIONAL THEATRE INTERNSHIP I      1,6 Credit Hour

(Cross-listed with THEA 60992) (Repeatable once for credit) Intensive advanced training in practical aspects of production. Periodic seminars, laboratory sessions and performance in the Porthouse Theatre Company.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 1-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

KBT 61096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION:THEATRE AND DRAMA      1-4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours)Independent study of an area or problem approved by divisional graduate coordinator in consultation with project director.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

KBT 61992     PROFESSIONAL THEATRE INTERNSHIP II      1,6 Credit Hour

Intensive advanced training in practical aspects of production. Periodic seminars, laboratory sessions and performance in Porthouse Theatre Company. Satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) graded. In-progress (IP) mark permissible.

Prerequisite: special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 1-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

KBT 62092     PRACTICUM: DESIGN/TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Practical experience for the graduate student in theatre design and technology under faculty supervision.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

KBT 62192     PRACTICUM:PERFORMANCE      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credit hours; cross-listed with THEA 62192)Practical experience for the graduate student in theatre performance under faculty supervision. SU grading, IP permissible.

Prerequisite: special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

KBT 62992     THEATRE PRODUCTION INTERNSHIP      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credit hours)Intensive advanced training in practical aspects of production. Periodic seminars, laboratory sessions and performance in Porthouse Theatre Company. Graduate standing.

Prerequisite: Special approval of adviser.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 1-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

KBT 72992     THEATRE PRODUCTION INTERNSHIP      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credit hours)Intensive advanced training in practical aspects of production. Periodic seminars, laboratory sessions and performance in Porthouse Theatre Company.

Prerequisite: Special approval of adviser and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 1-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Theatre (THEA)

THEA 11000     THE ART OF THE THEATRE (DIVG) (KFA)      3 Credit Hours

Using the life-centered nature of theatre as a medium of analysis, this course is designed to develop critically engaged audience members who are aware of the impact, significance and historical relevance of the interconnection between culture and theatre performance.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Global, Kent Core Fine Arts, Transfer Module Fine Arts

THEA 11100     MAKING THEATRE: CULTURE AND PRACTICE      2 Credit Hours

Overview of theatre practices through creative experiential learning. The focus and course content combines practical and cultural experiences and culminates with a performance event that provides a solid foundation in the artistic process and an identity for the first-year theatre student.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 11303     THE ART OF ACTING      3 Credit Hours

General introduction to acting: the actor's instrument, sensory awareness, personal and group response, objectives and tactics. Basic scene work.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: TAG Arts and Humanities

THEA 11521     GRAPHICS FOR THE THEATRE      3 Credit Hours

An introduction to computer software currently used by professional theatre designers and technicians. These applications include image processing software, computer-aided design software and 3D visualization software.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 11722     FUNDAMENTALS OF PRODUCTION I: SCENERY, STAGECRAFT AND SOUND      2 Credit Hours

An introduction to professional theatre production principles and practices in the areas of scenery, stagecraft and sound.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: TAG Arts and Humanities

THEA 11723     FUNDAMENTALS OF PRODUCTION LABORATORY I: SCENERY      1 Credit Hour

Practice in theatre production techniques in the area of scenery.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Corequisite: THEA 11722.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: TAG Arts and Humanities

THEA 11724     FUNDAMENTALS OF PRODUCTION LABORATORY II: PROPS AND SCENIC ART      1 Credit Hour

Practice in theatre production techniques in the area of properties and scenic art.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Corequisite: THEA 11722.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: TAG Arts and Humanities

THEA 11732     FUNDAMENTALS OF PRODUCTION II: COSTUMES, LIGHTING AND PROJECTIONS      2 Credit Hours

An introduction to professional theatre production principles and practices in the areas of costumes, lighting and projections.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 11733     FUNDAMENTALS OF PRODUCTION LABORATORY III: COSTUMES      1 Credit Hour

Practice in theatre production techniques in the area of costumes.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Corequisite: THEA 11732.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 11734     FUNDAMENTALS OF PRODUCTION LABORATORY IV: LIGHTING, SOUND AND PROJECTIONS      1 Credit Hour

Practice in theatre production techniques in the area of lighting, sound and projections.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Corequisite: THEA 11732.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 13092     BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS FRESHMAN PRACTICUM: DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Practical experience at the freshman level in theatre and dance production. S/U Grading.

Prerequisite: special approval; and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Studies (THEA) major with a concentration in Design and Technology (DT).

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 6.666 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

THEA 20202     MUSIC THEORY FOR MUSICAL THEATRE I      3 Credit Hours

Study the basic principles and applications of music theory as it may apply to the work of a professional singing actor. It will begin by gaining a thorough understanding of the rudiments of music and progress to studying the objective and subjective aspects of music and its structure, principally pertaining to the world of musical theatre. The course is intended to establish fundamental concepts to be further explored in Music Theory for Theatre II.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 20203     MUSIC THEORY FOR MUSICAL THEATRE II      3 Credit Hours

Study the basic principles and applications of music theory as it may apply to the work of a professional singing actor. The course will focus on the interpretation of music for musical theater and serve as a continuation of the material presented in Music Theory for Theatre I (20202).

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 21016     MAKEUP FOR STAGE AND SCREEN      3 Credit Hours

Study of stage, TV and photographic makeup techniques and materials. Four lecture demonstration laboratory hours per week; special projects as assigned.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 21095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN THEATRE      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Offered irregularly when unusual resources permit a topic different from existing courses. Topic will be announced when scheduled.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 21111     SCRIPT ANALYSIS      3 Credit Hours

Principles, theories and techniques of play script analysis for theatrical production.

Prerequisite: special approval; and THEA 11100.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: TAG Arts and Humanities

THEA 21201     INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATRE      3 Credit Hours

The evolution of the American musical from comic opera, European operetta and African American jazz to today's commercial Broadway stage. Students engage in the traditions, identity, and socio- economic development of the quintessential American art form: Musical Theatre.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 21303     ACTING PROCESS      3 Credit Hours

Fundamentals of naturalistic acting and interaction; development of spontaneity, believability and a sense of truth; game playing and basic stage technique.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 1 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 21306     MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE I      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credit hours) Performance-oriented class that will focus on techniques and styles of performance in musical theatre and cabaret from Gilbert and Sullivan to present.

Prerequisite: Musical Theatre major.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 21501     SOPHOMORE PORTFOLIO REVIEW      1 Credit Hour

Preparation and review of a portfolio of work, judged by the design technology faculty at the beginning of the spring semester. Student must pass to remain in the BFA design technology program.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

THEA 21521     THEATRICAL DRAFTING      3 Credit Hours

Drafting techniques for all design and technology students. Includes plans, elevations, sections, detailed drawings light plots.

Prerequisite: special approval; and THEA 11521, THEA 11722, and THEA 11723.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 21522     LIGHTING DESIGN      3 Credit Hours

Exploration of the tools of the lighting designer applied to design choices; frequent paper design projects.

Prerequisite: special approval; and THEA 11732 and THEA 11734l.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 21523     COSTUME TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Study of the basics of costume construction, pattern drafting, tailoring and millinery for costumes in the performing arts. A variety of historical periods and styles will be covered. Students will create portfolio-quality projects.

Prerequisite: special approval; and THEA 11732.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 21524     COSTUME DESIGN      3 Credit Hours

Theory and practice of costume design. Emphasis on play text analysis, formation of concepts, use of design elements and principles, period styles.

Prerequisite: special approval; and THEA 11732.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 21526     BASIC COSTUME CONSTRUCTION      3 Credit Hours

The course is designed to provide the student with a more advanced set of sewing skills in preparation for stitcher positions in the entertainment field. This class is also preparatory for more advanced costume technology courses.

Prerequisite: THEA 11732; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 21528     SOUND AND PROJECTION DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Studies in sound design and projection design with emphasis on practical application and specific processes related to designing for theatre and dance.

Prerequisite: THEA 11521; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 21621     SCENE PAINTING      3 Credit Hours

Techniques of scene painting; emphasis on a variety of techniques through practical projects.

Prerequisite: THEA 11722 and THEA 11724; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 21622     SCENE DESIGN      3 Credit Hours

Theory and practice of scene design; emphasis on script analysis, formation of concepts, use of design elements and principles in period styles and genres.

Prerequisite: THEA 11722 and THEA 11723; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 21700     MOVEMENT I      3 Credit Hours

Beginning exploration of technical skills emphasizing the physical components of expressive action through integration of breath, text and body conditioning.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 21736     STAGE MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the skills and techniques necessary to stage manage a theatrical production. Focus on the production process, preparing for and running rehearsals and performances, paperwork and communication skills.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 21800     VOICE I      3 Credit Hours

Breathing, physical alignment, sound and text explorations designed to develop relaxed, free and fully connected voice production for the actor. Proper use and care of the voice.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 22092     PRACTICUM: DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (ELR)      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Practical experience in theatre production under faculty supervision. Available for lower-division students only. Required of all theatre majors.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement, TAG Arts and Humanities

THEA 22192     PRACTICUM I:PERFORMANCE (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Practical experience in theatre performance under faculty supervision. Available for lower-division students only.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement, TAG Arts and Humanities

THEA 22292     PRACTICUM I:THEATRE MANAGEMENT (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credit hours)Practical experience in theatre management under faculty supervision.

Prerequisite: Freshmen or sophomores only and special approval.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

THEA 23092     BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS SOPHOMORE PRACTICUM: DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Practical experience at the sophomore level in theatre and dance production. SU Grading.

Prerequisite: special approval; and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Studies (THEA) major with a concentration in Design and Technology (DT).

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 6.666 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

THEA 31110     HISTORY OF THEATRE AND DRAMA I      3 Credit Hours

Theatre history and drama in Europe from antiquity through the renaissance.

Prerequisite: special approval; and junior standing; and THEA 21111.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 31111     HISTORY OF THEATRE AND DRAMA II      3 Credit Hours

Theatre history and drama in Europe and the United States from 1700 to the present.

Prerequisite: special approval; and junior standing; and THEA 21111.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 31303     CHARACTER AND SCENE STUDY I      3 Credit Hours

The development of character in the realistic scene.

Prerequisite: THEA 21303 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 31304     CHARACTER AND SCENE STUDY II      3 Credit Hours

Further character and scene exploration; spontaneity and creative choice making.

Prerequisite: THEA 31303 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 31401     DIRECTING      3 Credit Hours

Theoretical and practical work in the process of play direction; the director's mission; play analysis and design collaboration; the rehearsal process.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 31501     JUNIOR PORTFOLIO REVIEW      1 Credit Hour

Review of a portfolio of theatre and related work, and a review of the student's academic progress and coursework judged by the design/technology faculty at the beginning of the spring semester. Student must pass to remain in the BFA Design Technology program.

Prerequisite: Junior standing and BFA design/technology student and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

THEA 31526     FLAT PATTERING FOR THEATRE      3 Credit Hours

The course is designed to provide the student with a basic set of skills in flat patterning techniques, using the sloper (a basic fitted pattern from which patterns for different styles can be developed) and individualizing patterns to meet the actors costume needs. This class is also preparatory for more advanced costume technology courses.

Prerequisite: THEA 21526.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 31701     MOVEMENT II      3 Credit Hours

Development of movement exploration and improvisation skills which focus on physical relationships in performance and utilize the components of energy, space and time.

Prerequisite: THEA 11303 or 21306; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 31801     VOICE II      3 Credit Hours

Continuation of Voice I. Explorations involve various texts and incorporation of voice principles at a more detailed level.

Prerequisite: THEA 21301 and THEA 21800 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 33092     BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS JUNIOR PRACTICUM: DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Practical experience at the junior level in theatre and dance production. S/U Grading.

Prerequisite: special approval; and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Studies (THEA) major with a concentration in Design and Technology (DT) .

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 6.666 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

THEA 40091     VARIABLE TOPICS SEMINAR: DEVISING THEATRE      3 Credit Hours

A devised theatre event is work that has emerged and been generated by a group of people working in collaboration. Devising Theatre explores the processes of creating original performances defined and determined by its makers. Process and product originate from stimuli other than traditional play scripts. Students learn specialist techniques by developing solo and group performance pieces. Alternative modes of making theatre performances are considered.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41010     THEATRE AND SOCIAL CHANGE      3 Credit Hours

This course interweaves the history, theory, practice and play text development in the field of Theatre and Social Change.

Prerequisite: THEA 11000 or THEA 11100.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41026     PLAYWRITING (WIC)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a total of 6 credit hours) Principles underlying playwriting for the contemporary theatre; analysis of short play form.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

THEA 41027     ADVANCED PLAYWRITING      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours) Application of principles of playwriting to the longer play and to variations from traditional realism;play analysis and composition.

Prerequisite: THEA 41026 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN THEATRE      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Course offered irregularly when unusual resources permit a topic different from existing courses. Topic will be announced when scheduled.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41096     INDEPENDENT STUDY IN THEATRE      1-3 Credit Hours

(repeatable for a total of 6 hours) selected research topics in theatre;to be elected only after all coursework in study area completed.

Prerequisite: Permission.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

THEA 41113     THEATRE IN A MULTICULTURAL AMERICA (DIVD)      3 Credit Hours

A study of theatre and drama in the Native American, Hispanic-American, African-American and Asian-American communities in the United States from 1980 to the present.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Domestic

THEA 41115     LGBTQ THEATRE (DIVD)      3 Credit Hours

Studies of various theatrical representations of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer people as seen through the frameworks of history, gender theory, identity, politics, psychology, law, and justice.

Prerequisite: junior standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Domestic

THEA 41130     THEATRE AND DRAMA IN AMERICA      3 Credit Hours

The history of theatre and drama in America from their beginnings to the present.

Prerequisite: THEA 21111 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41140     AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATRE HISTORY (WIC)      3 Credit Hours

Comprehensively examines the history of American musical theater and incorporates the exploration of musical literature in production and performance.

Prerequisite: junior standing; and theatre major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

THEA 41191     VARIABLE CONTENT SEMINAR: THEATRE HISTORY/LITERATURE/THEORY      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Seminar in theatre history and literature providing an in-depth focus on selected topics such as: African-American theatre, women in theatre, politics and theatre, theatre in a multicultural society, costume history on stage and screen.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41301     ACTING FOR THE CAMERA I      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the specific techniques used in film acting. The course provides students with the necessary tools to make the transition from stage acting to camera acting.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41302     ACTING FOR THE CAMERA II      3 Credit Hours

Further development on the specific techniques used in film acting. The course continues to assist students in making the transition from stage acting to camera acting.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41304     ACTING II-SCENE STUDY-MODERN AMERICAN REALISM      3 Credit Hours

The application of the Stanislavski and Michael Chekhov Techniques to in-depth scene study using the plays of Odets, Miller, Williams, Shanley and others.

Prerequisite: THEA 41303.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41305     PROFESSIONAL ASPECTS: PERFORMANCE      3 Credit Hours

A study of the practical demands and requirements of a professional acting career with particular emphasis on audition skills. Also covered: pictures and resumes, making rounds, professional unions, casting directors, agents and managers, the job market and career prospects.

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41306     PROFESSIONAL ASPECTS: DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

A study of the practical demands and requirements of a professional career in design and technology, including portfolio development, resumes, unions, job market, financial matters and career prospects. Use of computers as a resource and tool emphasized.

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41307     MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE II      3 Credit Hours

Advanced work in musical theatre performance techniques for junior- and senior-level students. Course content includes selecting appropriate musical theatre audition material and developing contrasting selections from the musical theatre repertory. Preparation for musical theatre auditions is included.

Prerequisite: THEA 21306 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41308     MUSICAL THEATRE AUDITION      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 4 credit hours) Explore the various genres and styles of American musical theatre songs with specific emphasis on finding practical audition repertoire for each student. Performance and research will be the primary activities in the class.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41401     ADVANCED DIRECTING      3 Credit Hours

Advanced work in directing for the theatre. Topics include the director as creative/interpretative artist and the director and the actor; students direct individual projects.

Prerequisite: THEA 11303 and THEA 31401 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41420     THEATRICAL DRAFTING II      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with THEA 41420) Advanced 2D and 3D drafting techniques for technical directors and theatre designers. Representation of scenery through drafting using current AutoCAD software.

Prerequisite: THEA 21521.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41430     ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION THEORY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with THEA 51430) The theory and practice of structural and mechanical design for theatre production. Related issues in resource management for the professional shop, including reliably predicting the performance of untraditional, unusual or unfamiliar structures and use of mathematical models, formulas, and representative diagrams.

Prerequisite: THEA 11722 and THEA 41560; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41440     SHOP MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with THEA 51440) Study of resource management, both human and non-human, for professional and academic shops. Topics include scheduling, budgeting, health and safety, interactions with other theatre workers and leadership development.

Prerequisite: THEA 11722; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41499     MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE (ELR)      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Slashed with THEA 51499) Development, promotion, and presentation of a Musical Theatre showcase for industry casting personnel in New York City. Audition required prior to registration for this course.

Prerequisite: senior standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Senior Project/Honors Thesis

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

THEA 41501     SENIOR PORTFOLIO REVIEW      1 Credit Hour

Review of a portfolio of theatre and related work,and a review of the student's academic progress coursework and professional potential judged by the design technology faculty at the end of the fall semester. Student must pass to remain eligible for the bfa design technology degree.

Prerequisite: Senior standing and BFA Design Technology student and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

THEA 41521     ADVANCED LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY I      3 Credit Hours

Advanced study of the technologies used in lighting design; conventional and intelligent fixtures, electricity, projection techniques and special effects.

Prerequisite: special approval; and THEA 11732 and THEA 11734.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41522     DESIGN STUDIO: LIGHTING      3 Credit Hours

Advanced study of lighting design, emphasizing artistic style and concept through a variety of design problems.

Prerequisite: THEA 21522 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41523     SOUND DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY I      3 Credit Hours

Sound design for the theatre,sound production and sound reinforcement techniques. Introduction to electronic equipment mixing consoles amplifiers speakers.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41524     DESIGN STUDIO: COSTUME      3 Credit Hours

Advanced study in costume design. Genres styles in the context of performance spaces with an emphasis on research, practical considerations of costume production and communication between designer shop/personnel and designer director.

Prerequisite: THEA 21524 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41525     PROPS AND CRAFTS      3 Credit Hours

Examination of the processes related to the creation and procurement of scenic and costume props.

Prerequisite: THEA 11722 and THEA 11732; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41526     ADVANCED LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY II      3 Credit Hours

This class will focus on the practice of intelligent lighting programming and the technology of intelligent lighting fixtures.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41527     SOUND DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY II      3 Credit Hours

Studies in sound design, sound production and reinforcement for live performance. Advanced software applications will be explored.

Prerequisite: THEA 41523 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41528     THEATRE SOUND REINFORCEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Studies in the theories and practice of audio mixing in support of live vocal and musical performance. Topics include wired and wireless microphones and real time digital processing of audio.

Prerequisite: THEA 41523 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41529     ADVANCED WIG AND MAKEUP TECHNIQUES-STAGE AND SCREEN      3 Credit Hours

Advanced study of the process of designing and executing wigs and makeup with an emphasis on standards in the profession. Some prosthetic work required.

Prerequisite: Junior standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41531     THEATRICAL RIGGING      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with THEA 51531) Theatrical Rigging is designed to teach students the principles of stage rigging; knot tying and counterweight rigging systems used in theatrical and other live entertainment situations. Content will examine the process involved in overhead applications for the theatre industry. Through the explanation of tools, equipment, hardware and safety practices, the student will learn the proper method to design and rig in theatrical environments.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41540     DRAPING FOR THE THEATRE I      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with THEA 51540) The course is designed to provide an introduction to the basics of draping and building flat patterning techniques from this knowledge as they apply to theatre.

Prerequisite: THEA 31526; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41560     THEATRE FABRICATION TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

History of technical production practice, materials theory and application in scenic construction technology.

Prerequisite: THEA 11622 and THEA 21521 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41620     HISTORY OF PERIOD STYLES FOR THEATRE DESIGNERS (WIC)      3 Credit Hours

Students explore the way in which theatre designers approach period style in their own creative work.

Prerequisite: theatre (THEA) major with junior standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

THEA 41621     PRESENTATION MEDIA      3 Credit Hours

Advanced process techniques in rendering, model building and design presentation for the scenic costume and lighting designer in traditional and new media.

Prerequisite: THEA 11722, THEA 11732 and THEA 21521; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41622     DESIGN STUDIO: SCENERY      3 Credit Hours

Advanced study in scenic design. Explores genres styles performance spaces including practical considerations.

Prerequisite: THEA 21622 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41624     HISTORY OF COSTUME AND TEXTILES FOR THEATRE      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with THEA 51624) Overview of the history of period costume and textiles in Western civilization from 1700 to 1970, a span of time commonly regarded as “popular time periods” in the practice and cannon of Western drama and the history of costume. Emphasis will be placed on how theatre practitioners recreate the silhouettes of these periods in ways that make sense to a contemporary audience while using textiles available today. The course will examine the social and cultural influences of clothing, recognition of historic silhouette, and parallels in the artwork, literature, politics, economy, and craft movements of each era of study.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41702     MOVEMENT AND DANCE FOR ACTORS      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours) Designed to acquaint actors with theatre dance techniques and choreographic styles by concentrating on vernacular dances used throughout musical theatre. Course combines basic ballet, jazz and tap terminology.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41703     STAGE COMBAT      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours) This introductory stage combat course focuses on creating the illusion of violence for the stage and screen. Basic instruction is given in Unarmed and Armed stage combat. Emphasis is on the development of technique; the process of the work, and the performance, with a focus on safety, accuracy, and the fundamental techniques recognized by the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD). Basic techniques will be incorporated into short scenes to provide experience performing fights in production.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41726     THEATRE MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Principles and practices of managing theatrical-producing organizations. Problems of finance, personnel, policy, program building and public relations. Production participation as assigned.

Prerequisite: Junior standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41734     COSTUME PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with THEA 51734) The course is designed to provide an introduction to managerial processes as they apply to costume production; the role of a shop manager, the roles of a wardrobe supervisor and wardrobe crew, and the running of a smooth technical rehearsal and production.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41736     PRODUCTION AND STAGE MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Advanced investigation of the methodology used in stage managing professional theatrical productions and production management processes. Focus on production processes for various theatre, dance, opera and entertainment genres.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41801     VOICE AND SPEECH I-THE ACTOR'S INSTRUMENT      3 Credit Hours

The use of exercise and specific text work to explore ¿centering¿ as it related to the vocal, physical and emotional process of the actor. Focus on extremes of emotional sounds and eliminating barriers and detrimental vocal habits/speech patterns.

Prerequisite: THEA 31801 and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41802     ENSEMBLE SINGING FOR MUSICAL THEATRE      1 Credit Hour

(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours) The study and performance of diverse styles specific to the musical theatre canon for mixed voices.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 2 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41808     ACTING STYLES I-SHAKESPEARE      3 Credit Hours

The application of acting, movement, and voice and speech techniques to sonnets, monologues, soliloquies, and scenes from Shakespeare.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 41900     CAPSTONE PROJECT (ELR)      1-3 Credit Hours

The capstone project represents a culminating event for the student. Capstone projects can be undertaken in the junior or senior year and are identified in consultation with a faculty advisor. Honor Students may combine the capstone project with an Honors thesis.

Prerequisite: Junior standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship, Senior Project/Honors Thesis

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

THEA 41992     THEATRE PRODUCTION INTERNSHIP (ELR)      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credit hours)Intensive advanced training in practical aspects of production. Periodic seminars, laboratory sessions and performance in a theatre company.

Prerequisite: Junior standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture, Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 1-6 lecture

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

THEA 42092     PRACTICUM II: DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Advanced practical experience in theatre production under faculty supervision. Available for upper division students only. Required of all theatre majors.

Prerequisite: Juniors or seniors only and special approval.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

THEA 42192     PRACTICUM II: PERFORMANCE (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Advanced practical experience in theatre performance under faculty supervision. Available for upper division students only.

Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

THEA 42292     PRACTICUM II:THEATRE MANAGEMENT (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credit hours) Advanced practical experience in theatre management under faculty/staff supervision. Available for upper division students only.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

THEA 43092     BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS SENIOR PRACTICUM: DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Practical experience at the junior level in theatre and dance production. S/U Grading.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Corequisite: THEA 41900.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 6.666 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

THEA 50091     VARIABLE TOPIC SEMINAR: DEVISING THEATRE      3 Credit Hours

A devised theatre event is work that has emerged and been generated by a group of people working in collaboration. Devising Theatre explores the processes of creating original performances defined and determined by its makers. Process and product originate from stimuli other than traditional play scripts. Students learn specialist techniques by developing solo and group performance pieces. Alternative modes of making theatre performances are considered.

Prerequisite: graduate standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51010     THEATRE AND SOCIAL CHANGE      3 Credit Hours

The course interweaves the history, theory, practice and play text development in the field of Theatre and Social Change.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51026     PLAYWRITING      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable once for credit) Principles underlying playwriting for the contemporary theatre; analysis of short play form.

Prerequisite: Special approval of instructor and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51027     ADVANCED PLAYWRITING      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable once for credit) Application of principles of playwriting to the longer play and to variations from traditional realism;play analysis and composition.

Prerequisite: THEA 51026 and special approval of instructor and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51095     SPECIAL TOPICS      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Offered irregularly when unusual resources permit a topic.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51113     THEATRE IN A MULTICULTURAL AMERICA      3 Credit Hours

A study of theatre and drama in the Native American, Hispanic American, African-American, and Asian American communities in the United States from 1980 to the present.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval of instructor.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51115     LGBTQ THEATRE      3 Credit Hours

Studies of various theatrical representations of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer people as seen through the frameworks of history, gender theory, identity, politics, psychology, law, and justice.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51130     THEATRE AND DRAMA IN AMERICA      3 Credit Hours

The history of theatre and drama in America from their beginnings to the present.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51191     VARIABLE CONTENT SEMINAR:THEATRE HISTORY/LITERATURE/THEORY      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Seminar focuses on selected topics in these areas, for example performance art, performance theory or theatre in a multicultural society.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51301     ACTING FOR THE CAMERA I      3 Credit Hours

An introduction to the specific techniques used in film acting. The course provides students with the necessary tools to make the transition from stage acting to camera acting.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51302     ACTING FOR THE CAMERA II      3 Credit Hours

Further development on the specific techniques used in film acting as applied to the Graduate Actor. The course continues to assist in making the transition from stage acting to camera acting.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51303     ACTING I FOUNDATIONS/STANISLAVSKI AND MICHAEL CHEKHOV      3 Credit Hours

The Stanislavski and Michael Chekhov Techniques: A thorough exploration of Stanislavski's Method of Psycho-Physical Action, and the Michael Chekhov technique including atmosphere, psychological gesture, and qualities of movement.

Prerequisite: special approval special approval of instructor and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51304     ACTING II: SCENE STUDY-MODERN AMERICAN REALISM      3 Credit Hours

The application of the Stanislavski and Michael Chekhov Techniques to in-depth scene study using the plays of Odets, Miller, Williams, Shanley and others.

Prerequisite: special approval of instructor and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51305     PROFESSIONAL ASPECTS:PERFORMANCE      3 Credit Hours

A study of the practical demands and requirements of a professional acting career with particular emphasis on audition skills. Also covered pictures and resumes, making rounds, professional unions, casting directors, agents and managers, the job market and career prospects.

Prerequisite: Special approval of instructor and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51308     MUSICAL THEATRE AUDITION      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 4 credit hours) Explore the various genres and styles of American musical theatre songs with specific emphasis on finding practical audition repertoire for each student. Performance and research will be the primary activities in the class.

Prerequisite: special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51401     ADVANCED DIRECTING      3 Credit Hours

Advanced work in directing for the theatre. Topics include director as creative interpretative artist, the director and the actor. Students direct individual projects.

Prerequisite: Special approval of instructor and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51420     THEATRICAL DRAFTING II      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with THEA 41420) Advanced 2D and 3D drafting techniques for technical directors and theatre designers. Representation of scenery through drafting using current AutoCAD software.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51430     ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION THEORY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with THEA 41430) The theory and practice of structural and mechanical design for theatre production. Related issues in resource management for the professional shop, including reliably predicting the performance of untraditional, unusual or unfamiliar structures and use of mathematical models, formulas, and representative diagrams. Graduate Students will cover steel construction, and cables.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51440     SHOP MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with THEA 41440) Study of resource management, both human and non-human, for professional and academic shops. Topics include scheduling, budgeting, health and safety, interactions with other theatre workers and leadership development.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51499     MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Slashed with THEA 41499) Development, promotion and presentation of a Musical Theatre showcase for industy casting personnel in New York City. Audition required prior to registration for this course.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Master's Project

Contact Hours: 2 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51521     ADVANCED LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY I      3 Credit Hours

Advanced study of the technologies used in lighting design; conventional and intelligent fixtures, electricity, projection techniques and special effects.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51522     DESIGN STUDIO: LIGHTING      3 Credit Hours

Advanced study of lighting design, emphasizing artistic style and concept through a variety of design problems.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51523     SOUND DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY I      3 Credit Hours

Sound design for the theatre, sound production and sound reinforcement techniques. Introduction to electronic equipment, mixing consoles, amplifiers, speakers.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51524     DESIGN STUDIO:COSTUME      3 Credit Hours

Advanced study in costume design. Genres, styles, in the context of performance spaces with an emphasis on research, practical considerations of costume production and communication between designer/shop personnel and designer/ director.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51525     PROPS AND CRAFTS      3 Credit Hours

Examination of the processes related to the creation and procurement of scenic and costume props.

Prerequisite: special approval of instructor and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51526     ADVANCED LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY II      3 Credit Hours

This class will focus both on the practice of intelligent lighting programming and the technology of intelligent lighting fixtures.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51527     SOUND AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY II      3 Credit Hours

Studies in sound design, sound production and reinforcement for live performance. Advanced software applications will be explored.

Prerequisite: THEA 51523 and special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51528     THEATRE SOUND REINFORCEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Studies in the theories and practice of audio mixing in support of live vocal and musical performance. Topics include wired and wireless microphones and real time digital processing of audio.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51529     ADVANCED WIG AND MAKEUP TECHNIQUES-STAGE AND SCREEN      3 Credit Hours

Advanced study of the process of designing and executing wigs and makeup with an emphasis on standards in the profession. Some prosthetic work required.

Prerequisite: special approval of instructor and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51531     THEATRICAL RIGGING      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with THEA 41531) Theatrical Rigging is designed to teach students the principles of stage rigging; knot tying and counterweight rigging systems used in theatrical and other live entertainment situations. Content will examine the process involved in overhead applications for the theatre industry. Through the explanation of tools, equipment, hardware and safety practices, the student will learn the proper method to design and rig in theatrical environments.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51540     DRAPING FOR THE THEATRE I      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with THEA 41540) The course is designed to provide an introduction to the basics of draping and building flat patterning techniques from this knowledge as they apply to theatre. More in-depth content for this graduate level course.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51560     THEATRE FABRICATION TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

History of technical production practice, materials theory and application in scenic construction technology.

Prerequisite: special approval of instructor and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51562     ADVANCED PROJECTION DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Studies in projection design, digital media, and related technologies. Advanced software applications will be explored.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and speacial approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51621     PRESENTATION MEDIA      3 Credit Hours

Advanced process techniques in rendering, model building and design presentation for the scenic costume and lighting designer in traditional and new media.

Prerequisite: special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51622     DESIGN STUDIO:SCENERY      3 Credit Hours

Advanced study in scenic design. Explores genres, styles, performance spaces, including practical considerations.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51624     HISTORY OF COSTUME AND TEXTILES FOR THEATRE      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with THEA 41624) Overview of the history of period costume and textiles in Western civilization from 1700 to 1970, a span of time commonly regarded as “popular time periods” in the practice and cannon of Western drama and the history of costume. Emphasis will be placed on how theatre practitioners recreate the silhouettes of these periods in ways that make sense to a contemporary audience while using textiles available today. The course will examine the social and cultural influences of clothing, recognition of historic silhouette, and parallels in the artwork, literature, politics, economy, and craft movements of each era of study.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51701     MOVEMENT, FORM AND SPACE I-THE ACTOR'S PHYSICAL INSTRUMENT      3 Credit Hours

Development of technical skills emphasizing the physical components of expressive action through integration of breath, voice and body conditioning.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51702     MOVEMENT AND DANCE FOR ACTORS      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours) Designed to acquaint actors with theatre dance techniques and choreographic styles by concentrating on vernacular dances used throughout musical theatre. Course combines basic ballet, jazz, and tap terminology.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51703     STAGE COMBAT      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours) This introductory stage combat course focuses on creating the illusion of violence for the stage and screen. Basic instruction is given in Unarmed and Armed stage combat. Emphasis is on the development of technique; the process of the work, and the performance, with a focus on safety, accuracy, and the fundamental techniques recognized by the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD). Basic techniques will be incorporated into short scenes to provide experience performing fights in production.

Prerequisite: special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51734     COSTUME PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with THEA 41734) The course is designed to provide an introduction to managerial processes as they apply to costumes, the role of a shop manager, the role of a wardrobe supervisor and the wardrobe crew, the running of a smooth technical rehearsal and production.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51736     PRODUCTION AND STAGE MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Advanced investigation of the methodology used in stage managing professional theatrical productions and production management processes. Focus on production processes for various theatre, dance, opera and entertainment genres.

Prerequisite: special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51801     VOICE AND SPEECH I-THE ACTOR'S INSTRUMENT      3 Credit Hours

The use of exercise and specific text work to explore ¿centering¿ as it related to the vocal, physical and emotional process of the actor. Focus on extremes of emotional sounds and eliminating barriers and detrimental vocal habits/speech patterns.

Prerequisite: special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51802     ENSEMBLE SINGING FOR MUSICAL THEATRE      1 Credit Hour

(Repeatable 6 times for credit) The study and performance of diverse styles specific to the musical theatre canon for mixed voices.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 2 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 51808     ACTING STYLES I-SHAKESPEARE      3 Credit Hours

The application of acting, movement, and voice and speech techniques to sonnets, monologues, soliloquies, and scenes from Shakespeare.

Prerequisite: graduate standing an special approval.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 60196     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION-HISTORIC TEXTILES      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Identification and analysis of textile fabric as the reflection of culture.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 60199     M.F.A. THESIS PROJECT      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Students must register for course during the semester of their M.F.A. thesis project.

Prerequisite: Special approval of adviser and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Masters Thesis

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

THEA 60992     PROFESSIONAL THEATRE INTERNSHIP I      3,6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable once) Intensive advanced training in practical aspects of production. Periodic seminars, laboratory sessions and performance in the Porthouse Theatre Company.

Prerequisite: special approval of instructor and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 3-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

THEA 61000     INTRODUCTION TO GRADUATE STUDY IN THEATRE      3 Credit Hours

Orientation to bibliography and research in the field of theatre with emphasis on application of research to performance.

Prerequisite: special approval of instructor and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 61094     COLLEGE TEACHING IN THEATRE      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Strategies for teaching, issues on implications of pedagogical practice and responsibilities of academic leadership.

Prerequisite: special approval of instructor and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 61095     SPECIAL TOPICS      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Offered irregularly when unusual resources permit a topic different from existing courses. Topic will be announced when scheduled.

Prerequisite: special approval of instructor and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 61096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION:THEATRE AND DRAMA      1-4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours)Independent study of an area or problem approved by divisional graduate coordinator in consultation with project director.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

THEA 61098     RESEARCH      1-15 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Research or individual investigation for master's-level graduate students. Credits may be applied toward meeting degree requirements if school approves.

Prerequisite: special approval of instructor and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Research

Contact Hours: 1-15 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

THEA 61201     SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS      3 Credit Hours

A survey of current software used in theatre production with an emphasis on applications for management, design and technical direction.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 61303     ACTING III SCENE STUDY-NATURALISM AND ABSURD      3 Credit Hours

In-depth scene study in the genres of Naturalism and Absurd theatre. Exploration of the works of Chekhov, Strindberg, Beckett and others.

Prerequisite: Special approval of instructor and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 61305     ACTING STYLES II: GREEK AND COMEDY OF MANNERS      3 Credit Hours

Application of acting, movement, and speech techniques to these specific genres. Focus on style and physicalization using Greek and English Restoration playwrights as well as Molière, Wilde and others.

Prerequisite: special approval of instructor and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 61306     PROFESSIONAL ASPECTS:DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

A study of the practical demands and requirements of a professional career in design and technology, including portfolio development, resumes, unions, job market, financial matters and career prospects. Emphasis is placed on developing skills and materials for finding employment and the use of marketing communication techniques.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 61309     MASTER OF FINE ARTS COMPREHENSIVE PROJECT IN ACTING      1-3 Credit Hours

Intensive work in the development of the practical aspects of production; includes performance or exhibition of work, documentation of that work in a format appropriate for area and project, and an exit interview.

Prerequisite: THEA 61000; special approval of instructor and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 3-9 lab

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

THEA 61310     MASTER OF FINE ARTS DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY CULMINATING PROJECT      3 Credit Hours

An intensive experience in the development of design and/or technical aspects of a theatrical production; the scope of work may include but not necessarily be limited to research, drawings and drafting, renderings and associated digital image, video or audio files. Documentation, appropriate for the area and project, is presented at an exit interview.

Prerequisite: THEA 61000; special approval of instructor and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation, Masters Thesis, Studio

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

THEA 61525     MILLINERY AND 3-D CHARACTERS      3 Credit Hours

Advanced studies of techniques of millinery construction and 3D character construction with an emphasis on current practice in the industry.

Prerequisite: special approval of instructor and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 61528     DESIGN PROCESS AND COLLABORATION      3 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the design process and collaboration in a theatrical production. The student will have the opportunity to analyze best practices, strategies and the strengths and challenges of designers.

Prerequisite: THEA 61000; graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 61531     PERIOD STYLE FOR THEATRE DESIGNERS      3 Credit Hours

An exploration of the relationship of period style, historical context, and the designer’s artistic choices in contemporary interpretations of period plays.

Prerequisite: special approval and graduate standing in the Design/Technology - Costume Design (DTCD), Design/Technology - Lighting Design (DTLT), Design/Technology - Scene Design (DTSC), or Design/Technology - Technical Direction (DTTD) concetrations in the Theatre Studies (THEA) major within the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 61623     DIGITAL RENDERING THEATRE DESIGN      3 Credit Hours

Digital Rendering for Theatre Design explores a variety of digital rendering methods for artistic 2D and 3D graphics visualization of theatrical design concepts.

Prerequisite: special approval and graduate standing in the Design/Technology - Costume Design (DTCD), Design/Technology - Lighting Design (DTLT), Design/Technology - Scene Design (DTSC), or Design/Technology - Technical Direction (DTTD) concetrations in the Theatre Studies (THEA) major within the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 61701     MOVEMENT, FORM AND SPACE II-NEUTRAL AND CHARACTER MASK      3 Credit Hours

Advanced skills and conditioning focusing on the physical and vocal qualities of characterization achieved through performance in masks.

Prerequisite: THEA 51701; special approval of instructor and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 61702     MUSICAL THEATRE STYLES      3 Credit Hours

The study of diverse styles of choreography for the actor performing in Musical Theatre.

Prerequisite: special approval of instructor and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 61801     VOICE AND SPEECH II-VOCAL DEMANDS AND DIALECTS      3 Credit Hours

Voice principles are covered in depth and detail with emphasis on their applications to dialects, singing and media voice work.

Prerequisite: special approval of instructor and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 61802     VOICE AND SPEECH III-THE ACTOR/SINGER      3 Credit Hours

Training in methods and skills necessary for the singing actor. Focus on the integration and physicalization of lyrics and music.

Prerequisite: THEA 51801; special approval of instructor and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 61806     SINGING FOR THE ACTOR      1 Credit Hour

A comprehensive study of performance techniques and repertoire appropriate to the singing actor.

Prerequisite: THEA 51801; special approval of instructor and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Studio

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 61992     PROFESSIONAL THEATRE INTERNSHIP II      3,6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Intensive advanced training in practical aspects of production. Periodic seminars, laboratory sessions and performance in a professional theatre company.

Prerequisite: special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

THEA 62092     PRACTICUM:DESIGN/TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Practical experience for the graduate student in theatre design and technology under faculty supervision. SU grading, IP permissible.

Prerequisite: special approval of instructor and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

THEA 62192     PRACTICUM:PERFORMANCE      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit; cross-listed with KBT 62192) Practical experience for the graduate student in theatre performance under faculty supervision.

Prerequisite: special approval of instructor and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

THEA 62292     PRACTICUM:THEATRE MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credit hours)Practical experience for the graduate student in theatre management under faculty/staff supervision.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

THEA 62892     THEATRE PRACTICUM      1 Credit Hour

(Repeatable twice for credit)Practical experience for the graduate student in cocurricular theatre activities, under faculty supervision.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

THEA 62992     THEATRE PRODUCTION INTERNSHIP      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credit hours) Intensive advanced training in practical aspects of production. Periodic seminars, laboratory sessions and performance in a theatre company or touring with Kent Theatre Ensemble.

Prerequisite: Special approval of adviser and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 1-6 lecture

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

THEA 63192     MENTORSHIP IN PERFORMANCE      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a total of 6 credit hours) Development of advanced skills and abilities to mentor student performers in aspects of the profession, including professional behavior, understanding of the business and the actor’s creative process. Major work done while participating in rehearsal and performance of main stage productions or assisting in THEA 451305 Professional Aspects. May be taken with THEA 62192 Practicum: Performance.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval of instructor.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

THEA 64192     MENTORSHIP AT PORTHOUSE      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a total of 6 credit hours) Development of advanced skills and abilities to mentor student performers in aspects of the profession, including professional behavior, understanding of the business and the actor’s creative process. Major work done while participating in rehearsal of Porthouse productions. May be taken with THEA 62192 Practicum: Performance.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval of instructor.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

THEA 65000     HISTORY, HISTORICISM, THEORY AND PRACTICE IN THEATRE AND DRAMA      3 Credit Hours

This course will cover the breadth of theatre history and historicism and application of theatre theory to practice by focusing on the six major stylistic periods: Greek and Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Romanticism, Realism and Non Realism (Symbolism, Expressionism, Surrealism, Absurdism) and Contemporary period (Postmodernism, Feminism, and Interculturalism,Multiculturalism). Using lecture, scholarly articles, video viewing, and practical writing projects, students will learn about and practice each style, which would be in turn applied to students’ respective areas of graduate study (i.e. actor,director,designer).

Prerequisite: THEA 61000; and graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Research, Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

THEA 65192     TEACHING PRACTICUM      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a total of 6 credit hours) Application of strategies for teaching at the college level. Development of advanced skills in course preparation, classroom management and pedagogical practice. Major work done teaching or assisting with undergraduate classes. SU graded.

Prerequisite: graduate standing;THEA 61094 or special approval of instructor.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

THEA 72992     THEATRE PRODUCTION INTERNSHIP      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a total of 12 credit hours)Intensive advanced training in practical aspects of production. Periodic seminars, laboratory sessions and performance in a theatre company or touring with Kent Theatre Ensemble.

Prerequisite: special approval of adviser and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture, Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 1-6 lecture

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP