Department of Theatre/Dance

262-472-1566

andersom@uww.edu

The creation of successful theatrical productions requires the knowledge, skills and talents of a number of artists, technicians and management/promotion specialists. With its outstanding, well-equipped theatre facilities, its highly-skilled and enthusiastic faculty, its comprehensive curriculum and its emphasis on practical experience, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Theatre/Dance department provides students a number of opportunities to acquire the knowledge and experience necessary for a successful career in theatre/dance, or related areas of the arts, communications, education or business.

The department offers three degree programs: the Bachelor of Science in Theatre Education, the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre.

The Bachelor of Science in Theatre Education program provides future teachers with a broad-based theatre education while providing additional training in the areas of theatre most critical to success in their future profession. In addition, Theatre Education majors follow the Education track which will fulfill teaching licensure requirements.

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre is a liberal arts degree which offers the opportunity for broad-based exposure to all areas of theatre. The curriculum includes studies in acting, directing, technology, design, history/criticism, and management/promotion.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre is a pre-professional degree program. It offers a broad-based core of theatre studies along with an individually designed course of study which focuses on a specific area of emphasis. Students in this program choose an emphasis course of study for intensive training in Performance, Design/Technology, Stage Management or Management/Promotion. The B.F.A. program does not require a minor, but admission and retention are based on acceptable auditions or portfolios and minimum GPA requirements.

Each program is geared toward your particular creative potentials and career aspirations.

Minor programs are also offered in theatre, dance, and arts management. The dance minor provides in-depth training in Contemporary and Ballet technique. The creative processes of improvisation and choreography are studied, and students have opportunities to perform for the public each term. This program is particularly appealing to students who are seeking an outlet for their creativity or who want to enhance their communication and practical problem-solving abilities. Theatre or dance minors can provide an effective complement for a number of different major programs in liberal arts, education or business.

All students of UW-Whitewater, regardless of their major or minor, are encouraged to participate in theatre and dance productions as performers or as members of the numerous technical crews or one of the management/promotion positions which are involved in the preparation of a theatre event for an audience. Anyone interested is encouraged to come to the Theatre/Dance office in 2076 Center of the Arts.

Majors/Emphases

Practicum Unit: May be earned in the following:

THEATRE 201PRACTICUM - ACTING0.5-2
THEATRE 202PRACTICUM - DIRECTING0.5-2
THEATRE 203PRACTICUM - SOUND0.5-2
THEATRE 204PRACTICUM - STAGECRAFT0.5-2
THEATRE 205PRACTICUM - LIGHTING0.5-2
THEATRE 206PRACTICUM - COSTUMING0.5-2
THEATRE 207PRACTICUM - MANAGEMENT/PUBLICITY0.5-2
THEATRE 208PRACTICUM - MAKEUP0.5-2
THEATRE 209PRACTICUM-THEATRE TOUR0.5-2
THEATRE 300SUMMER THEATRE PRODUCTION1-6
THEATRE 301PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - ACTING0.5-2
THEATRE 302PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - STAGE MANAGER0.5-2
THEATRE 304PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - SCENERY0.5-2
THEATRE 305PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - LIGHTING0.5-2
THEATRE 306PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - COSTUMES0.5-2
THEATRE 308PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - SOUND0.5-2
THEATRE 309PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - THEATRE MANAGEMENT0.5-2
THEATRE 312PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - DIRECTING0.5-2

A maximum of six 200-level practicum units and a maximum of eight 300-level practicum units will be accepted toward graduation. No more than 7 of these units will count toward the aggregate requirement of 42 units necessary for the B.A. in Theatre.

Dance Courses

DANCE 110   DANCE APPRECIATION (GA)   2 Units

Dance is studied as an art form through the investigation of dance history, technique, and the aesthetic choices of choreography. Lecture format is enhanced by slide, film and live presentation. Offered each spring*.

DANCE 141   CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUE I (GA)   Repeatable   2 Units

A study of basic dance movement through exploration, analysis and identification of the principles of Contemporary Dance as an art form. A participation course, utilizing problem-solving and creativity in movement.

DANCE 145   BALLET I (GA)   Repeatable   2 Units

The Beginning Ballet course will provide instruction in the basic movements upon which all movements in ballet are built. Posture and alignment are stressed as well as foot articulation and proper use of turn-out. The class incorporates barre work, center combinations and locomotor movements across the floor. Students will also be taught the French terminology for movements learned. Offered each term*. Repeatable two times for a maximum of 4 credits in degree.

DANCE 155   TAP DANCE I   Repeatable   2 Units

Tap Dance I is a studio experiential class in beginning tap dance technique. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with basic tap movements that would be viable for use in Musical Theatre.

DANCE 200   PRACTICUM - DANCE PERFORMANCE   Repeatable   1 Units

A course designed to allow students who are interested in dance as an art form to participate as performers-choreographers in a contemporary dance concert. A student is expected to spend a minimum of 100 hours per credit in rehearsing and performing at times specified by the instructor. Repeatable. Offered every fall, students must be available to continue in spring. Prereq: Audition and consent of instructor

DANCE 243   IMPROVISATION/SOUND (GA)   Repeatable   2 Units

The creation of dance movement through the exploration and experimentation of a variety of stimuli as sources for movement experiences.

DANCE 244   CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUE II   Repeatable   2 Units

Further study of dance techniques on the intermediate level. Repeatable three times for a maximum of 6 credits in degree. Offered each spring*.
PREREQ: DANCE 141 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

DANCE 246   BALLET II   Repeatable   2 Units

Continuation of basic concepts learned in Ballet I with emphasis on more complex skills and combinations. It is highly recommended that students have at least 2 years of ballet training or two terms of DANCE 145. Repeatable four times for a total of 8 units in the degree. Offered each fall*.

DANCE 255   TAP DANCE II   Repeatable   2 Units

Tap Dance II is a studio experiential class in intermediate tap dance technique. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with continuing tap movements that would be viable for use in Musical Theatre.

DANCE 320   COMPOSITION I (SOLO)   Repeatable   3 Units

Composition I (Solo) is a course which presents basic material on the craft of creating solo dances. Students will be given structural problems to solve by creating original movement. The use of musical accompaniment and props in choreography will be explored. Videotapes and films of professional choreography will be viewed for discussion and students will be introduced to the use of costumes, lighting, and sets for dance.
PREREQ: DANCE 243

DANCE 330   PERFORMANCE ART   Repeatable   3 Units

Performance Art is an avant-garde form of live art performance. In this course students will learn about the historical predecessors of Performance Art, be exposed to contemporary work through reviews, articles and videotapes, and create their own solo and group work to culminate in a public performance. Repeatable.

DANCE 346   BALLET III   Repeatable   2 Units

A participation course designed for the advanced level ballet student. Complex combinations and techniques such as multiple turns and beats as well as anatomical considerations will be studied. It is highly recommended that the student have at least 4 years of ballet training or have completed DANCE 246. Repeatable four times for a total of 8 units in thedegree. Offered each spring*.

DANCE 348   CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUES III   Repeatable   3 Units

Learning the kinesthetic way of moving the body and performing more complex technique and style in longer movement phrases appropriate for advanced level technique. Class meets two times per week. An additional hour is spent outside of classroom in individula physical conditioning. Repeatable three times for a maximum of 9 credits in degree. Offered each fall.
PREREQ: DANCE 244 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

DANCE 420   DANCE COMPOSITION II (GROUP)   Repeatable   3 Units

A continuation of the elements of choreography concentrating on form with more complex approaches and depth of movement themes for duet, trio and group.
PREREQ: DANCE 320

DANCE 496   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

A course which is not regularly included in the curriculum but which is offered from time to time on topics in Dance as an art form, selected on the basis of need, interest or timeliness. Repeatable. Offered on demand.
PREREQ: JUNIOR STATUS OR CONSENT OF DEPARTMENT

DANCE 497   EXCHANGE STUDY   Repeatable   1-12 Units

Variable topics

DANCE 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY IN DANCE   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.

DANCE 499   DANCE PRODUCTION PROJECT   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Choreographing and staging a full length dance concert or its equivalent or choreographing for mainstage productions such as the annual department dance concert or a musical where choreography plays one of the major roles. All choreographic pieces for public performance will be under the supervision of a dance faculty. Repeatable three times for a maximum of 6 credits in degree. Offered on demand.
PREREQ: DANCE 200 AND DANCE 420 AND JUNIOR STATUS

Theatre Courses

THEATRE 100   THEATRE APPRECIATION (GA)   2 Units

Designed to provide non-theatre majors with a background in theatre which will enrich their theatrical experiences and provide them with a basis for evaluating theatre productions. Fulfills General Studies requirements but does not apply toward major or minor in the department. Offered each fall*.
UNREQ: THEATRE 100 AND THEATRE 110

THEATRE 110   INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE (GA)   4 Units

An examination of the fundamental theories and practices of theatre art. A survey of the major styles of theatre. Forty hours of participation in technical theatre (primarily in stagecraft and costuming) are required. Offered each fall*.
UNREQ: THEATRE 100 AND THEATRE 110

THEATRE 120   INTRODUCTION TO ACTING   3 Units

A study of basic principles and techniques of acting, including physical and vocal control and basic approaches to characterization.
PREREQ: THEATRE 100 OR THEATRE 110 AND THEATRE MAJOR/MINOR OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

THEATRE 166   Introduction to Creative Enterprise   3 Units

Students will be introduced to successful creative entrepreneurship and the definition of creative enterprise in its many forms. They will consider what success means to them and practice visioning, goal setting and planning. Students will learn key entrepreneurial concepts through lectures, experiential learning and interaction with successful arts/creative entrepreneurs.
CROSS-LISTED: ACINDP/THEATRE 166

THEATRE 200   THEATRE ACTIVITIES (GA)   Repeatable   1-2 Units

Recommended for the student who has an avocational interest in theatre and/or who wishes to experience the various aspects of theatre production as a breadth elective in the arts. Students may choose involvement in one or more areas of department-produced or student-produced plays, including acting, house management and promotional, scenery and costume construction, lighting, sound, and production crews. 40 hours of participation are required per credit. Not open to Theatre majors or minors. Repeatable. Repeat enrollments will be in other interest areas.
PREREQ: THEATRE 100 OR THEATRE 110 OR GENED 110. NOT OPEN TO THEATRE MAJORS OR MINORS

THEATRE 201   PRACTICUM - ACTING   Repeatable   0.5-2 Units

Participation as an actor in a University Theatre production. Students are expected to assist in costume and scenery construction. In general, 40 hours of participation per half credit of practicum are expected. Repeatable. Prereq: Audition and cast in role.

THEATRE 202   PRACTICUM - DIRECTING   Repeatable   0.5-2 Units

Participation as an Assistant Director, Production Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager or Dramaturg in a department-approved production. 40 hours of participation per half credit is required. Repeatable. Prereq: Department approval

THEATRE 203   PRACTICUM - SOUND   Repeatable   0.5-2 Units

Participation in department-approved productions as Sound Operator and/or Sound Designer/Engineer for productions requiring basic sound. 40 hours of participation per half credit is required. Repeatable. Prereq: Department approval

THEATRE 204   PRACTICUM - STAGECRAFT   Repeatable   0.5-2 Units

Participation in set construction and painting on department-approved productions. Departmental approval is required to work on Performance Crew, Properties or as Assistant Scenic Designer. 40 hours of participation per half credit is required. Theatre majors must take at least .5 credits in set construction and painting. Repeatable. Prereq: Department approval for some sections

THEATRE 205   PRACTICUM - LIGHTING   Repeatable   0.5-2 Units

Participation in the hanging and focusing of lights for department-approved productions. Departmental approval is required to register for Assistant Lighting Designer, Master Electrician, or Light Operator. 40 hours of participation per half credit is required. Repeatable. Prereq: Department approval for some sections

THEATRE 206   PRACTICUM - COSTUMING   Repeatable   0.5-2 Units

Participation in the construction of costumes for department-approved productions. Departmental approval is required to register for Assistant Costume Designer or Performance Crew. 40 hours of participation per half credit is required. Theatre majors must take at least .5 cr in costume construction. Repeatable. Prereq: Department approval

THEATRE 207   PRACTICUM - MANAGEMENT/PUBLICITY   Repeatable   0.5-2 Units

Participation in house management, ticket office management or publicity and promotion for department-approved productions. 40 hours of participation per half credit is required. Repeatable. Prereq: Department approval

THEATRE 208   PRACTICUM - MAKEUP   Repeatable   0.5-2 Units

Participation as Makeup Designer and/or on Performance Crew for department-approved productions. 40 hours of participation per half credit is required. Repeatable. Prereq: Department approval

THEATRE 209   PRACTICUM-THEATRE TOUR   Repeatable   0.5-2 Units

Participation in one of the University Theatre productions designed for touring, including Children's Theatre and high school tours. Students involved in this activity are expected to participate in the shifting and setting up of scenery and lights, to contribute to the care and maintenance of costumes and to work with makeup, sound and properties in addition to their assignments as actors or technicians. In general, 40 hours of participation per half credit of the practicum are expected. Repeatable. Offered each fall*. Prereq: Audition and cast in role

THEATRE 215   AUDITIONING   Repeatable   3 Units

This is a lecture/laboratory course which offers training in resume preparation, in preparing for an audition, and in presenting audition material.
PREREQ: THEATRE 120 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

THEATRE 220   ACTING: ANALYSIS AND PERFORMANCE   3 Units

A study of techniques of character analysis and development which seeks to explore and integrate the internal and external aspects of acting in order to develop a dynamic approach to the actor's craft.
PREREQ: THEATRE 120 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

THEATRE 225   SCRIPT ANALYSIS   3 Units

A study of the basic elements of drama and how these elements combine to create a play. Particular emphasis will be placed on how to discover a valid interpretation of the playwright's intentions and transfer that interpretation to the stage. Required for all Theatre majors.
PREREQ: THEATRE 110

THEATRE 230   MOVEMENT FOR THE ACTOR   Repeatable   3 Units

Movement for the Actor is a course designed to develop the physical performance ability of acting students. Body alignment will be explored in relation to movement dynamic and the search for a neutral base. A personal physical warm-up will be established for each student. Range of performance energy will be explored as well as the development of character through movement. Repeatable two times for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree.
PREREQ: THEATRE 120 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

THEATRE 242   STAGE MAKE-UP   2 Units

Lecture-demonstrations and laboratory experience in the basic theories and techniques relative to the design and application of stage make-up.

THEATRE 251   INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL THEATRE   4 Units

Fundamentals of the technical aspects of scenery, costumes, and lighting for theatre and dance. Examination of the mechanical principles and techniques used in scenery, costuming, and lighting, stressing practical "hands-on" experiences. A minimum of 32 hours shop participation is required. Offered each spring*.
PREREQ: THEATRE 100 OR THEATRE 110 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

THEATRE 252   INTRODUCTION TO THEATRICAL DESIGN   3 Units

An examination of the basic principles of scenic, costume and lighting design for the theatre. Topics covered include the design process, research, elements of design and practical considerations. Studio labs include instruction and practice in sketching, drafting and rendering. Offered each fall*.
PREREQ: THEATRE 251 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

THEATRE 260   PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGEMENT   3 Units

Production Stage Management explores the processes of stage and fiscal management for Theatre. The first part of the course covers the various duties and responsibilities of the Stage Manager. The course then explores the processes required by Production Stage Managers to oversee the personnel and fiscal operations during production.
PREREQ: THEATRE 110 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

THEATRE 300   SUMMER THEATRE PRODUCTION   Repeatable   1-6 Units

This course is designed for qualified students to participate in the performance, management, costume and set construction, lighting, and sound operation of on-campus summer theatre productions. Offered summers only*. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in degree. Prereq: Audition or interview and consent of instructor

THEATRE 301   PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - ACTING   Repeatable   0.5-2 Units

Acting a major role in a University Theatre/Dance Department production. Eligible roles are designated by the department prior to auditions. Repeatable four times for a maximum of 8 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of the department and completion of 200-level acting practicum for at least a half-credit.

THEATRE 302   PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - STAGE MANAGER   Repeatable   0.5-2 Units

Participation as Stage Manager in all production conferences, auditions, rehearsals and performances of a University Theatre-affiliated production. Repeatable four times for a maximum of 8 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of department

THEATRE 304   PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - SCENERY   Repeatable   0.5-2 Units

Participation as Scene Designer or Technical Director in all research, production conferences, planning, painting and technical rehearsals for a University Theatre-affiliated production. Repeatable four times for a maximum of 8 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of department

THEATRE 305   PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - LIGHTING   Repeatable   0.5-2 Units

Participation as Lighting Designer in all research, production conferences, planning, focusing and technical rehearsals for a University Theatre-affiliated production. Repeatable four times for a maximum of 8 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of department

THEATRE 306   PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - COSTUMES   Repeatable   0.5-2 Units

Participation as Costume Designer and/or Costume Cutter/Technician in all production conferences, design meetings, pre-construction and construction work, and dress rehearsals of a University Theatre-affiliated production. Repeatable four times for a maximum of 8 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of department

THEATRE 308   PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - SOUND   Repeatable   0.5-2 Units

Participation as Costume Designer and/or Costume Cutter/Technician in all production conferences, design meetings, pre-construction and construction work, and dress rehearsals of a University Theatre-affiliated production. Repeatable four times for a maximum of 8 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of department

THEATRE 309   PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - THEATRE MANAGEMENT   Repeatable   0.5-2 Units

Participation as Ticket Office, Front of House or Promotions/Publicity Manager for a minimum of three consecutive productions of the Theatre/Dance Department in a single term. Repeatable four times for a maximum of 8 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of department

THEATRE 310   PRACTICUM - DEVELOPMENT   Repeatable   1-2 Units

Participation in College of Arts and Communication development initiatives, including creating written materials, organizing special events and assisting in cultivation and stewardship activities. Repeatable once for a maximum of 4 units.
PREREQ: ACINDP 200 AND CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR OR THEATRE 309 AND CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR
CROSS-LISTED: THEATRE 310 AND ACINDP 310

THEATRE 312   PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - DIRECTING   Repeatable   0.5-2 Units

Participation as a Director of a production approved by the department with responsibilities to include pre-production research and script preparation, supervision of production conferences and rehearsals, and presentation of a public production. Repeatable four times for a maximum of 8 credits in major/degree.
PREREQ: THEATRE 332 AND THEATRE 433 AND CONSENT OF DEPARTMENT

THEATRE 316   Design II for Theatrical Scenery and Lighting   3 Units

Building on the design foundations introduced in Introduction to Theatrical Design, this course will further develop the specific graphic communication skills, including drafting and related computer programs, required to express theatrical design principles in the realization of successful performance environments.
PREREQ: THEATRE 252

THEATRE 320   ACTING: PROBLEMS OF STYLE   3 Units

Theories and techniques of character analysis and of acting in several theatrical periods, e.g., Classical, Elizabethan and Restoration.
PREREQ: THEATRE 120 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

THEATRE 325   IMPROVISATIONAL DRAMA   3 Units

A study of the techniques of non-scripted drama, including theatre games, improvised scenes, creative drama and story dramatization. Implications and uses of non-scripted drama for education and performance are explored through lectures, demonstrations and group participation.

THEATRE 328   VOCAL PRODUCTION AND STAGE SPEECH   Repeatable   3 Units

A study of vocal production and vocal techniques for the actor. Emphasis on the fundamentals of freeing the actor's voice: breathing, relaxation, resonance, articulation, variety and projection. Repeatable two times for a maximum of 6 units in major/degree.
PREREQ: THEATRE 120 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

THEATRE 332   DIRECTING I   3 Units

Study and application of techniques useful in selection, interpretation and staging the play in a proscenium setting.
PREREQ: THEATRE 120 AND THEATRE 251 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

THEATRE 343   THEATRICAL COSTUMING   3 Units

A lecture/laboratory course to study and practice the basic principles and process of theatrical costuming, including the fundamentals of pattern making, textiles and costume construction. Construction of a costume is required.
PREREQ: THEATRE 251 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

THEATRE 345   COSTUME HISTORY   3 Units

Study of the clothing and costume accessories of the major historic periods, with an emphasis on western costume history and on its application to modern stage design.
PREREQ: THEATRE 110 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

THEATRE 346   SURVEY OF MODERN DRAMA   3 Units

A study of the trends and developments in the modern theatre from the Romantics and early Realists to the Theatre of the Absurd, with emphasis on literary history and staging problems. May be team-taught with English faculty.
CROSS-LISTED: THEATRE 346 AND ENGLISH 346

THEATRE 354   TECHNICAL DIRECTION   3 Units

Advanced study and practice of the principles of scenery construction, scene painting, technical drafting, planning and budgeting. A minimum of 50 hours of participation is required.
PREREQ: THEATRE 251 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

THEATRE 361   PERFORMING ARTS OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT   2 Units

A study of the duties and required skills of managers of performing arts organizations including house management, facility management, box office management, and strategic planning, as well as an overview of human resource management, audience development, marketing, and legal procedures. Offered odd-numbered fall terms.
PREREQ: THEATRE 100 OR THEATRE 110 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR
CROSS-LISTED: THEATRE 361 AND ACINDP 361

THEATRE 362   NON-PROFIT ARTS MANAGEMENT   2 Units

A study of the duties and required skills of managers of various non-profit arts organizations. Areas of study will include structure of arts organizations, planning, programming, staffing, budgeting and marketing, with emphasis on fundraising, board development, and volunteer management. Assignments and projects will be geared toward students' specific needs and interests. Offered even numbered years.
CROSS-LISTED: THEATRE 362 AND ACINDP 362

THEATRE 363   APPLIED STUDIES IN ARTS MARKETING   2 Units

A study of the duties and skills of marketing managers of both commercial and non-profit arts-related businesses, as well as the individual artist in the marketplace. Topics include marketing research, planning a marketing budget, promotions, media relations, advertising, corporate and media sponsorship, and audience development. Students will develop a comprehensive marketing plan for an organization or individual artist of their choice. Offered even numbered fall terms.
COREQ: MARKETNG 311
CROSS-LISTED: THEATRE 363 AND ACINDP 363

THEATRE 364   ISSUES IN ARTS MANAGEMENT   2 Units

A study of topics, trends, and career options in the field of arts administration. Working professionals will explore with students issues they face in their occupations. A variety of topics will include the role of the arts in society, leadership, public and private support and control of the arts, ethical issues, marketing challenges, computer technology and future trends in the field.
PREREQ: JUNIOR/SENIOR STATUS OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR
CROSS-LISTED: THEATRE 364 AND ACINDP 364

THEATRE 369   MULTICULTURAL DRAMA OF THE UNITED STATES (DV)   3 Units

The course examines the theatrical forms and the dramatic literature of African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Latinos/as, and Native Americans, and places them in the context of American theater and U.S. social/political history.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 AND A 200 LEVEL ENGLISH COURSE OR THEATRE 346 OR THEATRE 471 OR THEATRE 472 OR THEATRE 478
CROSS-LISTED: THEATRE 369 AND ENGLISH 369

THEATRE 422   ACTING FOR THE CAMERA   3 Units

A course to study and practice basic principles of on-camera performance. Through regular on-camera assignments students learn skills necessary to work as actors in the TV and film industries.
PREREQ: THEATRE 120 AND THEATRE 220 OR THEATRE 320 OR CONSENT OF INSTUCTOR

THEATRE 433   DIRECTING II   3 Units

The study and application of contemporary directing theories and an exploration of approaches to production styles; includes the direction of a 30-40 minute studio production.
PREREQ: THEATRE 332 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

THEATRE 454   PERIOD DECOR AND SCENIC STYLES   3 Units

Study of the architecture, interior decor, and furnishings of the major historic periods, with an emphasis on application to stage design. Survey of the major historic styles of scenic design with an emphasis on application to contemporary scenic design problems.
PREREQ: THEATRE 100 OR THEATRE 110 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

THEATRE 460   ADVANCED STAGE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY   Repeatable   3 Units

A course for the advanced student who wishes to pursue further study in scenic, costume or lighting design and/or technology. Each student, in consultation with the instructors, will choose 2 projects on which to focus. The lecture/labs will consist of work on those projects and lecture/discussions related to the projects. Required for B.F.A. Design/Tech students. Offered each spring. Repeatable three times for a maximum of 9 credits in major.
PREREQ: THEATRE 252

THEATRE 471   HISTORY OF THE THEATRE THROUGH 1550 A.D.   3 Units

Traces the development of theatre from its origins to 1550 A.D., including theatre and drama in ancient Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages, the Italian Renaissance and the Orient. The course also examines the impact of outside forces on the various arts of the theatre.

THEATRE 472   THEATRE HISTORY AND DRAMA: 1550-1830   3 Units

Traces the development of the theatre in the West from 1550 to 1830, including Neoclassicism, Elizabethan and Restoration theatre and the development of Romanticism. The impact of outside forces on the various arts of the theatre will be examined.

THEATRE 478   CONTEMPORARY DRAMA   3 Units

Analysis of the trends and developments in the theatre of the past 30 years, including the impact of television, motion pictures and other forces on the theatre of today.

THEATRE 490   WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-6 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques. Offered on demand.

THEATRE 492   FIELD STUDY   Repeatable   1-6 Units

A study for which data is gathered from sources broader than the classroom or laboratory, often involving off-campus work study experience in an area which has been selected for exploration, such as summer tours in theatre. Offered on demand. Repeatable.

THEATRE 493   INTERNSHIP IN THEATRE PRACTICE   Repeatable   1-12 Units

In cooperation with a designated theatrical organization and with previously established guidelines, participation in the production and/or management activities of a commercial or non-profit theatre operation. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits in degree. Prereq: At least second-term junior status as a theatre major and the advance consent of the department
PREREQ: AT LEAST SECOND TERM JUNIOR STATUS AS A THEATRE MAJOR AND PRIOR CONSENT OF THE DEPARTMENT

THEATRE 494   SEMINAR   Repeatable   1-6 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member. Repeatable. Offered on demand.
PREREQ: JUNIOR STATUS OR CONSENT OF DEPARTMENT

THEATRE 496   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable.
PREREQ: JUNIOR STATUS OR CONSENT OF DEPARTMENT

THEATRE 497   EXCHANGE STUDY   Repeatable   1-12 Units

Variable topics.

THEATRE 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.
PREREQ: JUNIOR STATUS OR CONSENT OF DEPARTMENT

THEATRE 499   SENIOR PROJECT   3 Units

A capstone project in which the student demonstrates proficiency in directing, acting, designing, promotion, playwriting or criticism on a major project proposed by the student and approved by the department. Repeatable. Prereq: Completion of at least 75% of the student's major requirements (including at least 2 upper level courses in the student's project area) and submission and approval of proposal by the department.