THEATRE (133)

133-100 THEATRE APPRECIATION GA 2 cr
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: 133-110.

133-110 INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATRE GA 4 cr
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: 133-100.

133-120 INTRODUCTION TO ACTING 3 cr
A study of basic principles and techniques of acting, including physical and
vocal control and basic approaches to characterization. Offered each fall*.
Prereq: 133-100 or 133-110 (or con reg) and Theatre major/minor or cons inst.

133-200 THEATRE ACTIVITIES GA 1-2 cr
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: 900-110 or 133-100 or 133-110.

133-201 PRACTICUM - ACTING .5-2 cr
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.

133-202 PRACTICUM - DIRECTING .5-2 cr
Participation as a 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.

133-203 PRACTICUM - SOUND .5-2 cr
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.

133-204 PRACTICUM - STAGECRAFT .5-2 cr
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.

133-205 PRACTICUM - LIGHTING .5-2 cr
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: Departmental approval for some sections.

133-206 PRACTICUM - COSTUMING .5-2 cr
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 for some sections.

133-207 PRACTICUM - THEATRE MANAGEMENT/PUBLICITY .5-2 cr
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.

133-208 PRACTICUM - MAKE-UP .5-2 cr
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.

133-209 PRACTICUM - THEATRE TOUR .5-2 cr
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.

133-210 LABORATORY IN PLAYWRITING/THEATRE CRITICISM 1-2 cr
Practical experience in writing plays, from scenario to final production, or in
writing theatre criticism.
Repeatable if an approved one-act play is in progress. Prereq: Cons instr.

133-215 AUDITIONING 3 cr
This is a lecture/laboratory course which offers training in resume preparation, in
preparing for an audition, and in presenting audition material. Offered each fall*.
Prereq: 133-120 or consent of instructor.

133-220 ACTING: ANALYSIS AND PERFORMANCE 3 cr
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. Offered even-numbered falls*.
Prereq: 133-120 or consent of instructor.

133-230 MOVEMENT FOR THE ACTOR 3 cr
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
Prereq: 133-120 or consent of instructor.

133-242 STAGE MAKE-UP 2 cr

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

133-251 INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL THEATRE 4 cr
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: 133-100 or 133-110 or cons. inst.

133-252 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRICAL DESIGN 3 cr
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: 133-251 or consent of instructor.

133-260 PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGEMENT 3 cr
Production Stage Management explores the processes of stage and fiscl 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: 133-110.

133-300/500 SUMMER THEATRE PRODUCTION 1-6 cr
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 department.

133-301 PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - ACTING 2 cr
Acting a major role in a University Theatre/Dance Dep
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.

133-302 PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - STAGE MANAGER 2 cr
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.

133-304 PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - SCENERY 2 cr
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.

133-305 PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - LIGHTING 2 cr
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.

133-306 PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - COSTUMES 2 cr
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.

133-308 PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - SOUND 2 cr
Participation as Senior Sound Designer in all production conferences, recording,
engineering, 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.

133-309 PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - THEATRE 2 cr
MANAGEMENT

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
semester.
Repeatable four times for a maximum of 8 credits in major/degree.
Prereq: Consent of department.

133-312 PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - DIRECTING 2 cr
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: 133-332 and 133-433 and consent of department.

133-320 ACTING: PROBLEMS OF STYLE 3 cr
Theories and techniques of character analysis and of acting in several theatrical
periods, e.g., Classical, Elizabethan and Restoration. Offered odd-numbered falls*.
Prereq: 133-120 or cons instr.

133-325/525 IMPROVISATIONAL DRAMA 3 cr
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. Offered even-numbered springs*.

133-328/528 VOCAL PRODUCTION AND STAGE SPEECH 3 cr
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. Offered each spring*.
Prereq: 133-120 or consent of instructor.

133-332 DIRECTING I 3 cr
Study and application of techniques useful in selection, interpretation and staging
the play. Offered every fall*.
Prereq: 133-120 and 133-251 or consent of instructor.

133-343/543 THEATRICAL COSTUMING 3 cr
A lecture/laboratory course to study and practice the basic principles of theatrical
costuming, including the process of costuming a play and the fundamentals of pattern
making and costume construction. Construction of a costume is required. Offered
odd-numbered springs*.
Prereq: 133-251 or consent of instructor.

133-345/545 COSTUME HISTORY 3 cr
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.
Offered odd-numbered falls*.
Prereq: 133-110 or consent of instructor.

133-346/546 - 680-346/546 SURVEY OF MODERN DRAMA 3 cr
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.
Unreq: 680-346/546.

133-354 TECHNICAL DIRECTION 3 cr
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. Offered even-numbered springs*.
Prereq: 133-251 or consent of instructor.

133-361 PERFORMING ARTS OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT 2 cr
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.
Prereq: 133-100 or 133-110 or consent of instructor. Unreq: 100-361.

133-362 NON-PROFIT ARTS MANAGEMENT 2 cr
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.
Unreq: 100-362.

133-363 APPLIED STUDIES IN ARTS MARKETING 2 cr
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.
Coreq: 260-311. Unreq: 100-363.

133-364 ISSUES IN ARTS MANAGEMENT 2 cr
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 or senior academic status or consent of instructor. Unreq: 100-364.

133-369 MULTICULTURAL DRAMA OF THE UNITED STATES Diversity 3 cr
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: 680-102 and a 200 level English course or 133-346 or 133-471 or 133-472 or
133-478. Offered occasionally.
Unreq: 680-369.

133-422 ACTING FOR THE CAMERA 3 cr
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. Offered odd-numbered springs*.
Prereq: 133-120 and 133-220 or 133-320 or consent of instructor.

133-433/633 DIRECTING II 3 cr
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. Offered even-numbered springs*.
Prereq: 133-332 or consent of instructor.

133-454 PERIOD DECOR AND SCENIC STYLES 3 cr
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. Offered even-numbered falls*.
Prereq: 133-100 or 133-110 or consent of instructor.

133-460/660 ADVANCED STAGE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY 3 cr
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: 133-252.

133-471/671 HISTORY OF THE THEATRE THROUGH 1550 A.D. 3 cr
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. Offered even-numbered falls*.

133-472/672 THEATRE HISTORY AND DRAMA: 1550 TO 1830 3 cr
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. Offered odd-numbered springs*.

133-478/678 CONTEMPORARY DRAMA 3 cr
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. Offered even-numbered springs*.

133-485 THEATRE CRITIQUE 3 cr
A critical study of past and present principles for evaluating the theatre arts,
emphasizing dramatic theory and criticism. Writing assignments include scholarly
research, "think" pieces and dramatic criticism. This course satisfies the writing
course required for graduation by majors in Theatre. Offered odd-numbered springs*.
Prereq: Jr st, and 6 credits in theatre history.

133-490/690 WORKSHOP Repeatable 1-6 cr
Offered on demand.

133-491 TRAVEL STUDY Repeatable 1-3 cr
Offered on demand.

133-492 FIELD STUDY 1-6 cr
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.

133-493 INTERNSHIP IN THEATRE PRACTICE 1-12 cr
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-semester junior standing as a theatre major and the advance
consent of the department.

133-494 SEMINAR 1-6 cr
Repeatable. Offered on demand. Prereq: Junior standing and consent of department
chairperson.

133-496/696 SPECIAL STUDY 1-3 cr
Repeatable. Prereq: Junior standing and consent of department chairperson. Offered on demand.

133-498 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr
Repeatable. Prereq: Junior standing and consent of department chairperson. Offered
on demand.

133-499/699 SENIOR PROJECT 3 cr
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.