Lecture/discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Evaluation and examination of the “New Theatre;” its experimental and innovative nature since the 1960s. Dance, film, stage, performance art and public acts of a performative nature. May be repeated three times for credit when topic differs. GE credit: AH, DD, VL, WC, WE.
Lecture/seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: two courses in Dramatic Art or related courses in other departments; course 160A prerequisite for 160B or consent of instructor. Analysis of dramatic structure; preparation of scenarios; the composition of plays.
Lecture/laboratory—6 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Analysis and practice of acting skills required for camera work and digital media. May be repeated eight times for credit when different instructor is assigned.
Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Lecture and intensive workshop teaching small-scale film production. Appointments as a(n) director, director of photography, actor, writer, lighting designer, sound designer and other critical positions are used to produce and submit a short film to a film festival.
Prerequisite: upper division standing and course 25, or consent of instructor. Projects in acting, production, scene design, costuming, lighting, directing, and playwriting. Participation in departmental productions. May be repeated for credit.
Project; lecture/discussion—1 hour. Open to Dramatic Art Majors who have completed 135 or more units. Capstone experience for majors. Examination, reflection and synthesis on development. Discussion of professional development and translatable skills. Individual project and development of portfolio. (P/NP grading only.)
Discussion/laboratory—6 hours; project; term paper. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Introduction to traditional systems for body movement, development of critical approaches to them, and experiments in how they inform training and practice in theatre, dance, and performance. May be repeated five times for credit. Offered irregularly.
Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Innovative theories of creating performance spaces, establishing a sense of place, and communicating the concept of time explored through collaborative interaction. Research includes traditional principles, site-specific spaces and consideration of various tempi from music and movement.
Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Historical and contemporary theories of constructing stage identities. Discussion and project collaborations based on theories. Questions of identity related to ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.
Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Examine manner in which specific elements utilized by actors, dancers, directors, choreographers, and designers are combined or related to form a whole in space and time, as well as methods of sequencing used by each discipline to produce artistic products. May be repeated one time for credit.
Advanced Voice and Speech (3) Laboratory–4 hours. Open to advanced undergraduates with consent of instructor. Voice production and speech related to specific acting problems in classical plays, particularly in verse. May be repeated for credit.