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Dance
DANC 1400The Art of Dance (3.00)
This course is an introduction to dance as an art form and examines the different roles of primarily Western forms of dance from the end of the 19th century to present. Students will investigate how concert dance shapes and is shaped by Western culture. Through practical dance experiences students will deepen their understanding of the creative process and their appreciation of dance as a medium for social commentary and artistic expression.
DANC 2210Ballet I (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
In this studio course, students will learn Ballet terminology, placement and dynamic alignment through an anatomical approach to Ballet technique. Students will work at barre and center while increasing strength, flexibility and body awareness.
DANC 2220Modern/Contemporary I (1.00)
This studio course explores various styles of modern and contemporary dance. Students will work on dynamic alignment and movement retention as they increase their body awareness, range of motion, strength, flexibility, and expressivity. Styles explored include but are not limited to Horton, Graham, Contact Improvisation and Release Techniques.
DANC 2230Jazz Dance I (1.00)
This studio course explores various styles of jazz dance. Combinations will focus on isolation, coordination, juxtaposition and musicality. Styles include but are not limited to contemporary, Broadway/musical theatre and lyrical.
Course was offered Spring 2014, Spring 2010
DANC 2300Dance Improvisation (2.00)
Allows students to explore the creative practice of dance improvisation for beginning to intermediate students. Through improvisational methods and structures students will develop their skills as improvisers and begin to appreciate its role in composition (choreography) as well as a form of performance.
DANC 2430Production Laboratory: Dance (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course provides students with firsthand experience in the creative practice of choreography and performance while providing exposure to basic production skills. In addition to gaining insight into choreography and performance as modes of critical inquiry, students will also be involved in various aspects of the production and will gain an appreciation of the skills that are required to produce a dance concert.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
DANC 2559New Course in Dance (1.00 - 3.00)
This class provides the opportunity to offer new courses in the subject of Dance at the 2000 level.
Course was offered Summer 2010
DANC 3210Ballet II (1.00)
Exploration of Ballet technique for intermediate to advanced students. Students will deepen their knowledge through continued study of terminology, placement and dynamic alignment while expanding upon their ability to make qualitative choices and enhancing their artistry.
DANC 3220Modern/Contemporary II (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This studio course explores various styles of modern and contemporary dance through a movement class for intermediate to advanced students. Students will deepen their knowledge and understanding of modern and contemporary dance as a practice. Students will continue to increase their range of motion, strength, flexibility and body awareness as they begin to expand upon their embodiment, self-awareness, expressivity and artistry.
DANC 3230Jazz Dance II (1.00)
This studio course explores various styles of jazz dance for intermediate to advanced students. Students will continue to deepen their appreciation of jazz dance forms as they increase movement articulation and specificity. Combinations will focus on isolation, coordination, juxtaposition and musicality while also challenging the students to enhance their expressivity and qualitative choices.
Course was offered Fall 2011
DANC 3300Dance Composition (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Explores the creative process through the investigation of various approaches to composition. Through in-class movement explorations and collaborative exercises, students will practice the art of making dances in order to heighten their understanding and appreciation of the creative process. Through showings and feedback sessions, students will hone their abilities to make dances and analyze and discuss the art of choreography.
DANC 3400Dance and Culture (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course aims to deepen students' understanding of dance as a field of artistic and intellectual study. Students will be challenged to examine human movement as a historically situated cultural expression and to explore the relation between dance and various socio-cultural developments. The course will highlight the connection of dance and critical theory, focusing on notions of identity, subjectivity and embodiment.
DANC 3559New Course in Dance (1.00 - 3.00)
This class provides the opportunity to offer new courses in the subject of Dance at the 3000 level.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Fall 2014
DANC 3590Special Topics in Dance (1.00 - 3.00)
In-depth investigation of a specific area in the field of dance; topic or content may vary according to instructor. May be repeated for credit with different content areas. Possible topics include: advanced study of Bartenieff Fundamentals or Laban Movement Analysis, dance and community exchange, urban or world dance forms, dance and music collaboration, dance and technology, etc.
Course was offered Spring 2016
DANC 3610Contact Improvisation (1.00)
This course serves as an introduction to the principles and skills involved in the practice of Contact Improvisation. Students will explore and learn improvisational strategies for moving individually, in duets, and groups. With attention focused on responsiveness in the moment, students learn to think quickly and creatively and are encouraged to investigate the territory between familiarity and risk.
DANC 3620Dance Repertory (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course is designed for students to have the opportunity to learn repertory, experience multiple methods of choreography and gain deeper insight into the practice of dance performance through working with faculty and professional guest artists via the choreographic process.
DANC 3630Dance Theater (3.00)
Studies the integration of dance with other media - text, dramatic action, digital media, sets, props, etc. to provide students with insight into dance theatre as an art form.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Fall 2010
DANC 3640Dance for the Camera (3.00)
This course serves as an introduction to creating films based on dance and movement. Through the viewing of dance-related films, readings and group projects, students will be given the opportunity to plan, shoot and edit several short dances for the camera with a focus on motion and movement editing.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Fall 2013, Spring 2012
DANC 3650Dance Production (3.00)
Introduction to and practical experience in the production of dance. Students will explore technical theatre aspects such as lighting, sound, stage management, costumes, props, digital media, as well as what goes into producing work - locating traditional and non-traditional venues, grant writing, publicity and other areas applicable to producing dance.
DANC 4220Modern/Contemporary III (1.00)
This studio course for advanced students explores various styles of modern and contemporary dance, including both improvisational and compositional elements. Students will be challenged to continue to increase their range of motion, strength, flexibility and body awareness as they learn movement at an accelerated pace while focusing on embodiment, dynamic alignment, technical specificity, qualitative choices and artistry.
Course was offered Fall 2014
DANC 4640Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course explores the somatic practices of LMA and BF. We will investigate body-patterning and aspects of Body, Effort, Shape and Space (BESS), to gain an appreciation for both the expressive and functional potential of the body. Through movement exercises, guided explorations, reading/writing, and movement studies students will enhance connectivity and expressivity while also improving upon their ability to analyze movement.
DANC 4993Independent Study: Dance (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Allows upper level students to pursue dance as an independent project. Students can select their area of focus in dance including Production, Performance, Artistic Direction, Choreography, and/or Research.
Drama
DRAM 1010How Theatre Works (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Investigates theatre arts and their relation to contemporary culture through the practical and experiential study of plays, production style and the role of theatre artists in creative interpretation.
DRAM 1020Speaking in Public (3.00)
For non-majors. Acquire and practice voice and speech techniques to build oral communication skills, confidence and enjoyment in public speaking, presentation or performance.
DRAM 1210Making Places (3.00)
This is a making class. Making Places explores the basic elements of spatial design in environmental and theatrical contexts through model making, drawing, collaging, and constructing. How do the principles of design and their application endow Places with an identity? Projects created in manual and digital media.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2016
DRAM 1559New Course in Drama (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of drama.
Course was offered Fall 2015
DRAM 2010Theatre Art: Image to Form (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Examines the translation of dramatic image into theatrical form as explored through elements of storytelling, script analysis, 2- and 3-D design, and the experience of performance.
DRAM 2020Acting I (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Explores basic theories and techniques of acting through exercises, improvisations and scenes from contemporary dramatic literature.
DRAM 2040The Alexander Technique for the Actor (3.00)
A studio course introducing students to a basic and practical understanding of the Alexander technique movement system.
Course was offered Fall 2010, Spring 2010
DRAM 2070Public Speaking (3.00)
The purpose of this course is to put principles of speech into practice; students will learn to communicate effectively primarily through practical experience. Students will (1) learn the basic principles of speech preparation and delivery, including invention of topics and arguments, organization, and style; (2) apply these principles to your speech preparation and delivery; and (3) develop and use listening skills in the analysis of speeches.
DRAM 2080Circus in America (3.00)
Introduces the circus as a form of American entertainment. Focuses on its development, growth, decline, and cultural influences.
DRAM 2110Lighting Technology (3.00)
Studies the basic techniques for moving the lighting design from drafted plot through finished design, including equipment, dimming and control systems, and color theory. Prerequisite: DRAM 2010 and 2020, or instructor permission; corequisite: DRAM 2130.
DRAM 2130Production Laboratory: Lighting (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Application of lighting and sound technology in laboratory production projects. May be repeated up to four credits. Prerequisite: DRAM 2010 and 2020, or instructor permission; corequisite: DRAM 2110.
DRAM 2210Scenic Technology (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Studies the basic techniques for moving set design from drawing to finished environment, including drafting, carpentry, painting, and dressing. Lab required. Prerequisite: DRAM 2010 and 2020, or instructor permission.
DRAM 2230Production Lab: Scenery and Props (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Application of scenery and properties technology in production. Pre-requisites: Dram 2010 and 2020
DRAM 2231Production Lab: Run Crew (1.00)
Application of scenery and properties technology in laboratory production projects. Prerequisites Dram 2010 and 2020.
DRAM 2232Production Lab: Scene Painting (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Application of scenic painting in laboratory production projects. Prerequisites: Dram 2010 and 2020.
DRAM 2240Digital Design: Re-making and Re-imagining (3.00)
Digital projects that explore the dramatic tension existing between word (drama) and art (picture). Examines bias that is embedded in narrative and visual expressions. Visual work is based upon narrative responses developed by each student. Utilizes a number of digital applications (Adobe Photoshop, RealViz Stitcher, Apple Final Cut Pro) as the palettes that allow the class to explore visual tensions and biases inherent in art, architecture, and scenic design.
DRAM 2250Scene Painting (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Fundamental techniques of scenic painting. A studio class during which students learn to paint faux finishes of marble, wood grain, brick and other common finishes for theatrical application. DRAM 2232 Production Lab: Scene Painting required.
DRAM 2303Figure Drawing: Foundations (3.00)
Figure Drawing: Foundations
Course was offered Summer 2011, Summer 2010
DRAM 2310Costume Technology (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Studies basic techniques for moving the costume design from drawing to finished character, including construction, alteration, patterning, fitting, and accessories. Lab required. Prerequisite: DRAM 2010 and 2020, or instructor permission; corequisite: DRAM 2330 or instructor permission.
DRAM 2330Production Laboratory: Costume and Makeup (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Application of costume and makeup technology in production laboratory. May be repeated up to four credits. Prerequisite: DRAM 2010 and 2020, or instructor permission; corequisite: DRAM 2310 or instructor permission.
DRAM 2430Production Laboratory: Acting (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Application of acting skills in production laboratory. May be repeated up to four credits. Prerequisite: Instructor permission
DRAM 2440Theatre at Sea: Rehearsal & Performance (3.00)
Theatre at Sea: Rehearsal & Performance
DRAM 2559New Course in Drama (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of drama.
DRAM 2620Sound Design (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Students will explore the sonic qualities of sound and music through discussion, construction, critical listening, and demonstration.
DRAM 2630Production Laboratory: Sound (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Application of sound technology in laboratory production projects. May be repeated up to four credits. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
DRAM 2710Scriptwriting for Film and TV (3.00)
A writing workshop focusing on dramatic writing for film and television. Students will study script structure using established texts in the field. Students will also read classic screenplays and teleplays and will study the finished product on video. Students will write short dramatic scenes in class and prepare scenarios and fully written scenes in screenplay and teleplay format.
DRAM 2800Television News Writing and Production (3.00)
Students analyze, discuss, and learn the techniques of television news writing. Explores the difference between print and television news; the value of research; the impact of deadlines; the worth of clear, concise, accurate expression; the importance of ethics; and the urgency of time. Working in teams, students participate in a variety of roles included in television news production, such as reporting and editing, with an emphasis on writing to the dictates of the television medium. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
DRAM 2810Cinema as Art Form (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
A course in visual thinking; introduces film criticism, concentrating on classic and current American and non-American films.
DRAM 2820Television Texts, Scripting and Directing (3.00)
Studies the theory and creative principles of television scripting and directing; analysis of form, content, and production values; includes composition, writing, lighting, camerawork and performance. Prerequisite: Instructor permission
DRAM 2920World Cinema (3.00)
"What's playing at the movies?" will be a question that must be answered in every port of call. The focus of this course will be the cinema of the countries visited during the semester. We will watch films (mostly dubbed or subtitled), and seek to understand how the cinema is considered within the various cultures: as art, as entertainment, as business, and as product for export or import. We will also look at how the differing cultures have been.
DRAM 3020Theatre Make-Up (3.00)
Introduces the design and application of theatre make-up. Emphasizes observation and mastery of basic techniques and materials employed in facial analysis and the creation of juvenile, lead, character, and aged make-up. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
DRAM 3040Musical Theatre History (3.00)
Study of the evolution and history of the musical theatre from Mozart to Sondheim through the works of major composers over the last 200-plus years.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2010
DRAM 3050Theatre History (3.00)
A survery of Western theatre history from the Greeks to the present. Prerequisite: Instructor permission
DRAM 3070African-American Theatre (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Presents a comprehensive study of 'Black Theatre' as the African-American contribution to the theatre. Explores the historical, cultural, and socio-political underpinnings of this theatre as an artistic form in American and world culture. Students gain a broader understanding of the relationship and contributions of this theatre to theatre arts, business, education, lore, and humanity. A practical theatrical experience is a part of the course offering. Prerequisite: Instructor permission
DRAM 3080Script Analysis: Dramatic Structure and Theatrical Production (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Analysis of representative play scripts to discover how structure and language support conceptual and stylistic choices in production.
DRAM 3210Scene Design I (3.00)
Studies the development of the scenic design as theatrical environment, from script analysis through research to completed scenic design. Prerequisite: DRAM 2010, or instructor permission; corequisite: DRAM 2230.
DRAM 3300History of Dress (3.00)
Studies the history of dress, from ancient to modern times, as a reflection of the individual's self expression and the relationship to one's culture. Lab required. Prerequisite: Instructor permission
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
DRAM 3320The Fine Art of Dress 1: Conformity & Individuality (3.00)
Expores the cultural influences on fashion choices and expression of identity you create for the 21st century. Examination of your own wardrobe and study of the History of Dress serves as grounding for research into selected garments from The Collection of Historic Dress, c. 1795-1965. Working with extant garments provides insight into these periods of American history, the cultural influences, and the people who inhabited these clothes.
DRAM 3410Acting II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Exercises and scene work emphasizing the development of the actor's vocal and physical resources as a means of creating and communicating character, emotion, and relationships. Prerequisite: DRAM 2020 and instructor permission
DRAM 3420Voice for Theatre (3.00)
Introduces principles of vocal health, provides practical techniques for meeting the voice and speech demands of daily life and performance, and promotes life-long exploration of the speaking voice and the spoken word. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
DRAM 3430Improvisation (3.00)
A workshop that explores several dimensions of theatrical self-expression through improvised exercises and situations. This course will employ lecture, discussion and performance activities to raise awareness and proficiency in improvisational techniques through dramatic interaction involving imagination and creativity. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
DRAM 3440Movement for Theatre (3.00)
Examines the fundamental skills necessary to effective and descriptive physical expression for the stage. Focuses on developing an individual awaresness of one's physical self and establishing a sold foundation upon which to build a character physically, through practical exericises in balance, rhythm, endurance , freedom of movement, flexibility, shape and expression.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Spring 2011
DRAM 3450Musical Theatre Performance (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Studies the integration of song into scene work, and examination of special problems posed for the actor/singer/dancer. Focuses on a character's song presentation within the context of a musical play. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
DRAM 3490Acting Out (3.00)
Select ensemble company rehearses and performs scenes from Shakespeare, classic, and contemporary dramatic literature in public performance workshops. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
DRAM 3559New Course in Drama (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of drama.
DRAM 3590Special Topics in Theatre and Drama (1.00 - 3.00)
A directed study in theater or drama.
Course was offered Fall 2015
DRAM 3600Modern American Drama (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Studies representative twentieth-century American dramas in the context of theatre history. Prerequisite: Instructor permission
DRAM 3610Modern Drama (3.00)
Modern Theatre and Drama is designed to afford the student the opportunity to read and discuss selected works of dramatic literature that have served as the base for theatrical production during the twentieth century; to study that literature in the contexts of cultural developments during the twentieth century; and to begin to develop an ability to read a play text for both its theatrical and its cultural "clues."
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2012, Spring 2011
DRAM 3640Sound Design: Studio (3.00)
Creative application of digital sound editing for media. Techniques investigated include editing pre-recorded music, creating realistic sound environments, representing visual art with sound, three-dimensional sound, and sound creation for video.
DRAM 3651Directing I (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Encourages the development of the director's analytical and rehearsal skills in translating text, actors, and space into valid and effective scenes; drawn from plays in the mode of psychological realism. Prerequisite: Dram 2020 required, and Dram 2010 preferred; Instructor permission
DRAM 3652Production Management (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course will examine aspects of theatrical management including: production, stage, company, and house. Students will study current management principles and the application of those principles in practical management projects. Prerequisite: Instructor permission
DRAM 3653Production Laboratory: Stage Management (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
One credit is required; may be repeated up to four credits. Application of stage management skills to production and performance. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
DRAM 3710Playwriting I (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Introduces the art and craft of playwriting, focusing on short exercises and in-class writing assignments. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
DRAM 3720Playwriting II (3.00)
Continuation of Playwriting I, focusing on specific craft exercises and the development of individual style. Prerequisite: DRAM 3710.
DRAM 3810Film Criticism (3.00)
Extends the work of DRAM 2810 by concentrating on the development of a critical perspective in the study of films and film-makers.
DRAM 3820Video Design I (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Combining creative practice and critical discourse, this hands-on course grants students an opportunity to learn and utilize the crafts of digital video design in the context of contemporary installation, projection and performance arts. Students experiment with the many ways of designing time-based media and explore the role of video storytelling in the topography of 21st-century theater and live performance.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2016
DRAM 3825Media Design Studio (3.00)
This course provides a practical forum to employ and integrate a diverse array of existing and emerging media technologies into live performance and performative storytelling. Students will explore and experiment with new media-infused design approaches to enhance the narrative and to actively engage, communicate, and interact with the audience.
Course was offered Fall 2016
DRAM 3830History of Film I (3.00)
Analyzes the development of the silent film, 1895 to 1928; emphasizes the technical and thematic links between national schools of cinema art and the contributions of individual directors. Includes weekly film screenings. Prerequisite: Cinema as Art Form, other film courses, or instructor permission
DRAM 3840History of Film II (3.00)
Analyzes the development of film art from the inception of sound to the 1950s. Includes weekly film screenings. Prerequisite: DRAM 2810 or 3830, or instructor permission.
DRAM 3850History of Film III (3.00)
A history of narrative, documentary and experimental film, 1955-77.  Developments in the aesthetics of film are examined in the context of socio-economic, political and cultural conditions specific to different historical moments.  Includes weekly film screenings. DRAM 3830, DRAM 3840 or instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2013, Spring 2011
DRAM 3870Contemporary Independent Film and Video (3.00)
Investigates the nature of 'independent' film and video in relation to the dominant commercial media, surveying a broad range of independent media genres, from the independent features of John Cassavetes and Quentin Tarantino through the alternatives practiced by experimental and documentary makers. Prerequisite: DRAM 2810, or instructor permission.
DRAM 4030Figure Drawing (1.00 - 2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course focuses primarily on the human form to study line, tone, mass, proportion and composition. Additional subjects that enhance the understanding of the figure might include interior/exterior spaces and still-life. Students will be introduced to various drawing techniques and media. The emphasis will be on the creative process and the art of "drawing to know." Outside work will be assigned to compliment the in-class exercises.
DRAM 4110Lighting Design (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Studies the development of lighting design, from script analysis through concept to completed production. Lab required. Prerequisite: DRAM 2010 and 2110, or instructor permission.
DRAM 4310Costume Design (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Studies the development of costume design as a revelation of character and relationship to the special world. Proceeds from script analysis through research to the completed rendering. Lab required. Prerequisite: DRAM 2010, or instructor permission.
DRAM 4410Acting III (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Scripted scenes, exercises, and ensemble work to expand the actor's approach to characterization and interpretation within various dramatic genres. Prerequisite: DRAM 3410 and instructor permission
DRAM 4440Dance for Theatre (3.00)
Examines the history of social and theatrical dance, its function in a particular society, and its dramatic purpose within a play. Requires demonstrated proficiency in ballet, modern dance or basic theater movement skills. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
DRAM 4490Stage Combat Skills (2.00 - 3.00)
Examines the art and craft of stage fighting, comparing its historical context with that of the theater. Focus is on the performance of the illusion of physical aggression and its dramatic intent, following the safety guidelines and techniques recommended by the Society for American Fight Directors. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
DRAM 4559New Course in Drama (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of drama.
Course was offered Spring 2014, Fall 2013
DRAM 4590Special Topics in Theatre (1.00 - 3.00)
A directed project-based study offered to upper-level students. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2016
DRAM 4591Special Topics in Theatre Managment (1.00 - 3.00)
A directed study in theatre management offered to upper-level students. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
DRAM 4592Special Topics in Drama (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
A directed study in dramatic literature, history, theory or criticism offered to upper-level students. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
DRAM 4593Special Topics in Performance (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
A directed study in acting or performance offered to upper-level students. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
DRAM 4594Special Topics in Movement (1.00 - 3.00)
A directed study in theatre movement or physical acting offered to upper-level students. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2012
DRAM 4595Special Topics in Voice (1.00 - 3.00)
A directed study in voice and the spoken word offered to upper-level students. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
DRAM 4596Special Topics in Directing (1.00 - 3.00)
A directed study in directing offered to upper-level students. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
DRAM 4597Special Topics in Design (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
A directed study in theatre design offered to upper-level students. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
DRAM 4598Special Topics in Design Technology (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
A directed study in theatre design technology offered to upper-level students. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
DRAM 4599Special Topics in Playwriting (1.00 - 3.00)
A directed study in playwriting offered to upper-level students. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
DRAM 4651Directing II (3.00)
Continues the work of DRAM 3651 with special attention to the director's organization, scheduling, and efficient use of resources. Students direct a one-act play. Prerequisite: DRAM 3651 and instructor permission.
DRAM 4710Playwriting III (3.00)
Advanced workshop focusing on the development of longer works and the rewriting process. Prerequisite: DRAM 3720.
Course was offered Fall 2010, Spring 2010
DRAM 4720Playwriting IV (3.00)
A continuation of Playwriting III. Prerequisite: DRAM 4710.
Course was offered Fall 2010, Spring 2010
DRAM 4730Advanced Playwriting (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
A workshop for writing extended pieces of dramatic literature. For students who have completed DRAM 3710 or by instructor permission.
DRAM 4820Video Design II (3.00)
Continues the work of DRAM 3820 by advancing the crafts of digital video design in the context of contemporary installation, projection, and performance arts. Students integrate video in live events and engage in creating hybrid, immersive, and expressive visual environments and narratives.
DRAM 4910Senior Seminar (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Seminar discussions and assignments that allow the student to demonstrate knowledge of the theatre as well as artistic, aesthetic, and critical judgment. Prerequisites: Fourth year drama majors or permission of instructor
DRAM 4993Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Independent study conducted under the supervision of a specific instructor(s).
DRAM 5070History of American Popular Entertainment: From Minstrelsy to Madonna (3.00)
This course traces the development of popular entertainment forms from British and European roots through late modern and post-modern examples like Elvis, Madonna and Disneyland. Particular attention will be paid to popular culture and broad cultural trends.
Course was offered Spring 2012
DRAM 5450Musical Theatre Performance (3.00)
Integration of song into scene work and the examination of special problems posed for the actor/singer. Focuses on character's song presentation within the context of a musical play.
DRAM 5559New Course in Drama (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of drama.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Spring 2011
DRAM 5710Playwriting V (3.00)
Introduces the craft of playwriting and examination of exemplary works. Weekly problem exercises emphasize the development of a way of working. Prerequisite: nine credits of drama courses or instructor permission.
DRAM 7070Script Analysis (3.00)
A survey of dramatic literature, classical to contemporary, with an eye toward reading scripts for the stage. Analysis of representative playscripts to discover how structure and language support conceptual and stylistic choices in production.
DRAM 7100Graphics for the Theatre (3.00)
Studies basic design communication skills which serve as the foundation for costume, scenic, lighting designers, and technical directors in collaboration with directors, designers, actors, and shop personnel. Includes basic elements of design in line, color, texture, visual research methodology, and media techniques in drawing, painting, model making. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2011
DRAM 7130Production Laboratory: Lighting (2.00)
Participation in the production program, crediting work in the preparation and performance of lighting design. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2011
DRAM 7140Production Laboratory: Lighting (2.00)
Participation in the production program, crediting work in the preparation and performance of lighting design. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2012
DRAM 7160Lighting Design I: Elements of Design (3.00)
Studies the elements of theatrical lighting design essential to the stage designer. Areas of study include script interpretation, lighting composition, color, instrumentation, graphic notation, and presentation techniques. Prerequisite: DRAM 7100, 7170 or instructor permission; corequisite: DRAM 7180, 7140.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2011
DRAM 7170Drafting & CAD for Theatre (3.00)
Study of drafting techniques and computer aided drafting and drawing software that prepares the designer or technician to identify and communicate methods and materials relative to executing the design. Covers standards for theatrical drafting, preparation of ground plans, sections, and design elevations including both pictorial and orthographic drawings. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 7180Digital Media for Design (3.00)
Studies a variety of graphic software programs and computer-aided design techniques which prepares the lighting designer, scenic designer, costume designer, and technical director to identify and communicate methods and materials relative to the execution of their respective designs. Taught completely on-line with all course materials and project submissions made electronically. Prerequisite: DRAM 7170 or instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2012
DRAM 7190Mentored Study: Lighting (3.00 - 9.00)
A guided study which gives students the opportunity to explore with a faculty member areas of lighting design and/or technology which are not contained in the established curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
DRAM 7230Production Studio: Scenery (2.00 - 6.00)
Participation in the production program, crediting work in the preparation and performance of scenic designs. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 7240Production Studio: Scenery (2.00 - 6.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Participation in the production program, crediting work in the preparation and performance of scenic designs. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 7260Scene Design I: Design Studio-Realism (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Explores the range of theatrical design styles which form the core of the designer's visual catalog. Includes, but is not limited to, 19th- and 20th-century realistic design styles.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
DRAM 7280Scene Painting (3.00)
Studies the materials and methods of scenic painting and its application to conventional and non-conventional means of scenic replication for dramatic and musical stages. Includes various media used for scenic illustration, and the methods used for preparing a variety of surfaces to be painted. Prerequisite: DRAM 7100.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Spring 2012
DRAM 7290Mentored Study: Scene Design (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
A faculty-guided exploration of scenic design and/or technology areas not covered in the established curriculum. Repeatable up to 9 credits. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 7330Production Laboratory: Costume (2.00)
Participation in the production program, crediting work in the preparation and performance of costume design. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2011
DRAM 7340Production Laboratory: Costume (2.00)
Participation in the production program, crediting work in the preparation and performance of costume design. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2012
DRAM 7350Costume Technology: Couture Methods (3.00)
An intense study of basic execution and design techniques that enable construction techniques that enable the costume designer to translate the visual design from the sketch to the stage. Study includes basic construction techniques, same and proper equipment utilization, principles of pattern drafting, design analysis, shop organization and personnel management. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program and instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2011
DRAM 7360Costume Design: Research (3.00)
Application of design principles to play scripts focusing on the examination of the special world of the play as foundation for character and character relationships. Prerequisite: DRAM 7100, 7350; corequisite: DRAM 7380.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2012
DRAM 7380Costume Technology: Patterning & Draping (3.00)
Explores the fundamentals of draping and flat-patterning, the two basic systems of pattern-making upon which all patterns are based. Prerequisite: DRAM 7100, 7350; corequisite: DRAM 7360.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2012
DRAM 7390Mentored Study: Costume (3.00 - 9.00)
A faculty-guided study in an area of costume design and/or technology not covered in the established curriculum. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program or instructor permission.
DRAM 7400Mentored Study: Acting (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
A faculty guided study in an area of advanced acting not covered in the established curriculum. Prerequisite: Graduate standing M.F.A. program
DRAM 7410Movement: Foundations for the Actor (3.00)
Examines the essential tools required of the physical performer through practical studio work in the elements of balance, rhythm, shape, endurance, freedom of movement, flexibility, shape and musicality. Identification of physical habits and the body's mechanics will be addressed in order to uncover the key elements of expressive movement and gesture. Prerequisite: Graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2011
DRAM 7420Movement: Creating Physical Character (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Examines the various techniques and methods for creating character through shape, gesture and movement. Through practical work in and out of the studio, students will learn how to read and create postural and gestural patterns in relation to character and establish a specific vocabulary of movement for advanced work in physical acting.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2012
DRAM 7430Voice: Breath, Structure, Sound (3.00)
Explores the basic approaches to vocal relaxation, breath control, resonance, and projection. Includes identification and correction of vocal habits and regionalisms, and introduction of phonetics, Lessac, and Linklater vocal methods. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2011
DRAM 7440Voice: Tone, Speech, Text (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Studies the tonal aspects of sound production. Examines appropriate consonant and vowel production, and includes the phonetic analysis of text. The voice is connected to language imagery and emotion, employing textual exploration and physicalization exercises.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2012
DRAM 7450Acting: Impulse into Action (3.00)
Examines the actor's habitual approach to characterization . Methodology includes exercises for kinesthetic awareness, emotive connections, image formation, and action choices.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2011
DRAM 7460Acting: Character into Relationship (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Studies complex characterization and style considerations. Works from Miller, Williams, O'Neill, Ibsen, Chekhov, and Shaw serve as material for scene study.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2012
DRAM 7480Acting: Production and Performance (1.00)
Participation in the production program, crediting work in preparation and performance of acting. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
DRAM 7501Special Topics (1.00 - 3.00)
Intensive study in a specific topic offered to graduate students.
Course was offered Fall 2016
DRAM 7559New Course in Drama (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of drama.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2013, Spring 2012
DRAM 7620Mentored Study in Sound Design (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Faculty-guided study in an area of sound design or technology not covered in the established curriculum. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program and instructor permission.
DRAM 7630Production Studio: Technical Direction (2.00 - 6.00)
Participation in the production program, crediting work in preparation and performance of scenic elements. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011
DRAM 7640Production Studio: Technical Direction (2.00 - 6.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Participation in the production program, crediting work in preparation and performance of scenic elements. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 7660Technical Direction (3.00)
Furthers technical directors' skills through the study of advanced principles of scenery technology, construction, shop organization, purchasing, planning, and organization of crews to complete a production. Prerequisite: Graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 7680Construction (3.00)
Furthers technical construction skills through the study of traditional and contemporary theories of staging, pragmatic application of scenic construction systems; including wood, fabric, plastics and steel. Prerequisite: Graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2012
DRAM 7690Mentored Study: Technical Direction (3.00 - 9.00)
A faculty-guided study in an area of technical theatre not covered in the established curriculum. Prerequisite: Graduate standing M.F.A. program or instructor permission.
DRAM 7993Independent Study (1.00 - 12.00)
Graduate-level independent study conducted under the supervision of a specific instructor(s). Requisite: Instructor permission
DRAM 8100Figure Drawing (1.00 - 2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course focuses primarily on the human form to study line, tone, mass, proportion and composition. Additional subjects that enhance the understanding of the figure might include interior/exterior spaces and still-life. Students will be introduced to various drawing techniques and media. The emphasis will be on the creative process and the art of "drawing to know."
DRAM 8130Production Laboratory: Lighting (2.00)
Participation in the production program, crediting work in the preparation and performance of lighting design. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2012, Fall 2010
DRAM 8140Production Laboratory: Lighting (2.00)
Participation in the production program, crediting work in the preparation and performance of lighting design. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2013, Spring 2010
DRAM 8150Lighting Design 2: Alternative Forms (3.00)
A continuation of DRAM 7160, emphasizing alternative forms and spaces, problem solving, orchestration, and cuing. Prerequisite: DRAM 7160 or instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2012
DRAM 8160Lighting Design 3: Special Topics (3.00)
Seminar on advanced topics in lighting design. Prerequisite: DRAM 7160, 8150, or instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2012
DRAM 8190Mentored Study: Lighting (3.00 - 9.00)
A guided study which gives students the opportunity to explore with a faculty member areas of lighting design and/or technology which are not contained in the established curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
DRAM 8230Production Studio: Scenery (2.00 - 6.00)
Participation in the production program, crediting work in preparation and performance of scenic design. Prerequisite: graduating standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
DRAM 8240Production Studio: Scenery (2.00 - 6.00)
Participation in the production program, crediting work in preparation and performance of scenic design. Prerequisite: graduating standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2012
DRAM 8250Scenic Design 2: Design Studio-The Classics (3.00)
Study and creation of classical period scenic design. An examination of design for classical, Shakespearean, and 16-18th century plays. Prerequisite: DRAM 7100, 7260; corequisite: DRAM 8270.
Course was offered Spring 2014, Fall 2010
DRAM 8270Period Decor (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Studies period furniture and decorative arts from antiquity to the present, including cultural influences on interior design elements. Prerequisite: DRAM 7100; corequisite DRAM 8250.
DRAM 8290Mentored Study: Scene Design (3.00 - 9.00)
A faculty-guided exploration of scenic design and/or technology areas not covered in the established curriculum. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 8310History of Dress and Textiles (3.00)
Studies period and contemporary dress and textiles as the foundation of the designer's creation of stage costumes. Analyzes cultural influences of the special world, the psychology of dress, period movement, and the expression of self through choice of dress. Develops investigative methodology through hands-on work with the department's vintage clothing and textiles collection. Prerequisite: DRAM 7360 or instructor permission; corequisite: DRAM 8350 and 8370 recommended.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2012, Fall 2010
DRAM 8330Production Laboratory: Costume (2.00)
Participation in the production program, crediting work in the preparation and performance of costume designs. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
DRAM 8340Production Laboratory: Costume (2.00)
Participation in the production program, crediting work in the preparation and performance of costume designs. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 8350Costume Design: Character (3.00)
Applies design principles and psychology of dress to character development, using scripts from Shakespeare to Williams. Focuses on translation of idea and character through historical and theatrical forms in developing design concepts for contemporary audiences. Prerequisite: DRAM 7360; corequisite DRAM 8370.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2012
DRAM 8360Costume Design: Production Styles (3.00)
Examines advanced production forms with application of design principles to fully developed projects selected from plays, musicals, opera, ballet, and film, as appropriate to the student's progress and focus. Emphasizes versatility and experimental solutions to contemporary design challenges. Prerequisite: DRAM 8350.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2013, Spring 2010
DRAM 8370Costume Technology:Advanced Patterning and Draping (3.00)
Contemporary application of period cut and construction, in the reproduction of period fashion for stage purposes. Prerequisites: DRAM 7350 and graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2012
DRAM 8380Costume Technology: Tailoring (3.00)
Contemporary application of period cut and construction in the reproduction of period fashion for stage purposes. Prerequisite: DRAM 7380; corequisite DRAM 8350.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2013, Spring 2010
DRAM 8390Mentored Study: Costume (3.00 - 9.00)
A faculty-guided study in an area of costume design and/or technology not covered in the established curriculum. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program or instructor permission.
DRAM 8410Movement: Stage Combat Skills (3.00)
Examines the art and craft of stage fighting, comparing its historical context with that of the theater. Focus is on the practical performance of the illusion of physical aggression and its dramatic intent, following the safety guidelines and techniques recommended by the Society for American Fight Directors. Prerequisite: Graduate standing MFA program.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2012
DRAM 8420Movement: Period Movement and Dance (3.00)
Examines the social history of Western culture and its dramatic use in plays set between the 16th-19th centuries. Focus is on skills acquisition of the movement specific to each period, creative application to performance, and research skills for development of character. Prerequisites: Graduate standing MFA program.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2013, Spring 2010
DRAM 8430Voice: Shakespeare and Verse (3.00)
Explores speaking and acting verse, focusing on scansion, language analysis, verbal improvisation, and personalization using Berry, Rodenburg, and Wade techniques. Actors score and interpret poetic and dramatic material, integrating text analysis with emotional expressiveness. Emphasizes heightened language texts, primarily Shakespeare. Prerequisite: Graduate standing MFA program.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2012
DRAM 8440Musical Theatre Performance (3.00)
Integration of song into scene work and the examination of special problems posed for the actor/singer. Focuses on character's song presentation within the context of a musical play.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2013
DRAM 8450Acting: Shakespeare (3.00)
Performers work for vocal and physical embodiment of Shakespeare's language. Examines the mechanics and structures of poetic language and includes research and exploration of historical and contemporary approaches to Shakespearean performance. Prerequisite: Graduate standing MFA program.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2012, Spring 2010
DRAM 8460Acting: Period Styles (3.00)
Focuses on making informed performance choices in period plays based on aspects of structures such as: dramatic text, historical period, culture and society, and production concepts. Prerequisite: Graduate standing MFA program.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2013
DRAM 8470Acting: Production and Performance (3.00)
Participation in the production program, crediting work in preparation and performance of acting. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Fall 2015
DRAM 8480Acting: Production and Performance (1.00)
Participation in the production program, crediting work in preparation and performance of acting. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Spring 2010
DRAM 8490Acting: Performance Lab II (2.00)
Collaborative development of performance project(s). Prerequisite: DRAM 7490.
Course was offered Fall 2013
DRAM 8501Special Topics (3.00)
Intensive study in a specific topic offered to graduate students.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Fall 2012
DRAM 8630Production Studio: Technical Direction (2.00 - 6.00)
Participation in the production program, crediting work in the preparation and performance of scenic elements. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
DRAM 8640Production Studio: Technical Direction (2.00 - 6.00)
Participation in the production program, crediting work in the preparation and performance of scenic elements. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Spring 2013, Spring 2010
DRAM 8650SPFX Special Effects (3.00)
Explores advanced techniques in special effects and the materials used to create them. Laboratory assignments establish a basic proficiency in creating special effects using methods of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Includes using a vacuum form machine, plastic foams, casting, mold making, pyrotechnics, blood, ghosts and illusions, using fire arms on stage, and atmospheric effects. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program or instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2013, Spring 2010
DRAM 8680Rigging (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Studies traditional and contemporary entertainment rigging systems; investigates current practices of rigging, their equipment, and the materials involved. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program or instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2012
DRAM 8690Mentored Study: Technical Direction (3.00 - 9.00)
A faculty-guided study in an area of technical theatre not covered in the established curriculum. Prerequisite: Graduate standing M.F.A. program or instructor permission.
DRAM 8993Independent Study (1.00 - 12.00)
Graduate-level independent study conducted under the supervision of a specific instructor(s). Requisite: Instructor permission
Course was offered Spring 2016
DRAM 8998Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 8999Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2013
DRAM 9060Thesis (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Preparation of a written thesis that corresponds to the performance, direction, or design of a production. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 9130Production Laboratory: Lighting (2.00)
Participation in the production program, crediting work in the preparation and performance of lighting design. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2013
DRAM 9140Production Laboratory: Lighting (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Participation in the production program, crediting work in the preparation and performance of lighting design. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2014, Spring 2011
DRAM 9150Lighting Design 4: Portfolio (3.00)
Critical assessment of the lighting student's portfolio and résumé leading to the creation of a professional body of work. Tailors design and presentation projects to student's needs. Prerequisite: DRAM 7160, 8150, and 8160, or instructor permission; corequisite: DRAM 9060.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2013
DRAM 9170Advanced Lighting Technology (3.00)
Explores advanced stage lighting technologies including MIDI show-control, automated fixture programming, complex cuing, and effect sequencing. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program or instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2013, Spring 2010
DRAM 9190Mentored Study: Lighting (3.00 - 9.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
A guided study which gives students the opportunity to explore with a faculty member areas of lighting design and/or technology which are not contained in the established curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
DRAM 9230Production Studio: Scenery (2.00 - 6.00)
Participation in the production program of the curriculum, crediting work in the preparation and performance of scenic designs. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011
DRAM 9240Production Studio: Scenery (2.00 - 6.00)
Participation in the production program of the curriculum, crediting work in the preparation and performance of scenic designs. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 9250Scene Design 3: Design Studio-Alternative Styles (3.00)
Studies advanced production forms including operas, musicals, and dance productions or ballets. Involves solving design issues directly related to music and its influence on the stage picture. Prerequisite: DRAM 7100, 7260, 8250, 8270.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Fall 2011
DRAM 9290Mentored Study: Scene Design (3.00 - 9.00)
A faculty-guided exploration of scenic design and/or technology areas not covered in the established curriculum. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Spring 2013, Spring 2012
DRAM 9330Production Laboratory: Costume (2.00)
Participation in the production program of the curriculum, crediting work in the preparation and performance of costume designs. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 9340Production Laboratory: Costume (2.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Participation in the production program of the curriculum, crediting work in the preparation and performance of costume designs. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2014, Spring 2011
DRAM 9350Costume Design: Portfolio and Design (3.00)
Critical assessment of the student's portfolio and résumé leading to the creation of a professional body of work. Tailors design and presentation projects to student's needs. Prerequisite: DRAM 8360.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2013, Fall 2010
DRAM 9370Costume Technology: Crafts (3.00)
Examines traditional and innovative products and practices used in the execution of contemporary design of accessories and special costume pieces including period, fantasy, special effects, and spectacle. Prerequisite: DRAM 8370 or instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2013, Fall 2010
DRAM 9380Costume Technology:Creative Draping (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
A Challenging explortion for the students with designs that combine unusual materials and techniques with traditional dressmaking for stage purposes. Prerequisites: Graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Spring 2017
DRAM 9390Mentored Study: Costume (3.00 - 9.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
A faculty-guided study in an area of costume design and/or technology not covered in the established curriculum. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program or instructor permission.
DRAM 9400Mentored Study: Acting (3.00)
A faculty guided study in an area of advanced acting not covered in the established curriculum. Prerequisite: Graduate standing M.F.A. program
DRAM 9420Devised Theatre (3.00)
Examines the developmental process in the creation of new work driven solely by the actor or acting company. Applies performance skills with communication of individual artistry.
Course was offered Spring 2013
DRAM 9430Voice: Dialects (3.00)
Studies the dialects most commonly employed in theatre. Methodology includes practice with taped dialects, interviews with authentic dialect speakers, phonetic representation, and research into specific cultural aspects influencing structural formation and sound. Prerequisite: Graduate standing MFA program.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2013
DRAM 9460Acting: Portfolio Preparation (3.00)
Audition techniques and practice are examined, as is a wide-ranging repertoire of audition materials. Prerequisite: DRAM 7450, 7460, 8450, 8460.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Spring 2011
DRAM 9470Acting: Production and Performance (1.00 - 3.00)
Participation in the production program, crediting work in preparation and performance of acting. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 9480Acting: Production and Performance (1.00)
Participation in the production program, crediting work in preparation and performance of acting.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2011
DRAM 9501Special Topics (3.00)
Intensive study in a specific topic offered to graduate students.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2013
DRAM 9559New Course in Drama (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of drama.
Course was offered Spring 2014, Fall 2013
DRAM 9630Production Studio: Technical Direction (2.00 - 6.00)
Participation in the production program, crediting work in preparation and performance of scenic elements. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Fall 2010
DRAM 9640Production Studio: Technical Direction (2.00 - 6.00)
Participation in the production program, crediting work in preparation and performance of scenic elements. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2011
DRAM 9690Mentored Study: Technical Direction (1.00 - 3.00)
A faculty-guided study in an area of technical theatre not covered in the established curriculum. Repeatable up to 9 credits. Prerequisite: Graduate standing M.F.A. program or instructor permission.
DRAM 9993Independent Study (1.00 - 12.00)
Graduate-level independent study conducted under the supervision of a specific instructor(s). Requisite: Instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2014
DRAM 9998Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 9999Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Graduate-level preparation for thesis research.