Courses - Current and Upcoming

UW General Catalog has brief descriptions of all Drama courses. More complete descriptions for certain courses are available by following the links below. For the most up-to-date information on enrollment, meeting times, and locations, please consult the UW Time Schedule.

Winter 2015

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
DRAMA 101: Introduction To The Theatre

The theatre as an art form with emphasis on the play in production. The role of the various theatre artists: actors, directors, designers, and playwrights. Required attendance at one or more performances. Lecture and discussion groups. For nonmajors. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
A - 13146 Susan Finque M W F 12:30-13:20
PCAR 192
DRAMA 101: Introduction To The Theatre

The theatre as an art form with emphasis on the play in production. The role of the various theatre artists: actors, directors, designers, and playwrights. Required attendance at one or more performances. Lecture and discussion groups. For nonmajors. Offered: AWSp.

AA - 13147 Jason Eckard T Th 11:30-12:20
DEN 206
DRAMA 101: Introduction To The Theatre

The theatre as an art form with emphasis on the play in production. The role of the various theatre artists: actors, directors, designers, and playwrights. Required attendance at one or more performances. Lecture and discussion groups. For nonmajors. Offered: AWSp.

AB - 13148 Robert Wighs T Th 12:30-13:20
SIG 228
DRAMA 101: Introduction To The Theatre

The theatre as an art form with emphasis on the play in production. The role of the various theatre artists: actors, directors, designers, and playwrights. Required attendance at one or more performances. Lecture and discussion groups. For nonmajors. Offered: AWSp.

AC - 13149 Duygu Monson T Th 11:30-12:20
DEN 309
DRAMA 101: Introduction To The Theatre

The theatre as an art form with emphasis on the play in production. The role of the various theatre artists: actors, directors, designers, and playwrights. Required attendance at one or more performances. Lecture and discussion groups. For nonmajors. Offered: AWSp.

AD - 13150 Jacob Hutchison T Th 12:30-13:20
MEB 237
DRAMA 101: Introduction To The Theatre

The theatre as an art form with emphasis on the play in production. The role of the various theatre artists: actors, directors, designers, and playwrights. Required attendance at one or more performances. Lecture and discussion groups. For nonmajors. Offered: AWSp.

AE - 13151 Tina Polzin T Th 11:30-12:20
DEN 211
DRAMA 101: Introduction To The Theatre

The theatre as an art form with emphasis on the play in production. The role of the various theatre artists: actors, directors, designers, and playwrights. Required attendance at one or more performances. Lecture and discussion groups. For nonmajors. Offered: AWSp.

AF - 13152 Tina Polzin T Th 12:30-13:20
DEN 313
DRAMA 101: Introduction To The Theatre

The theatre as an art form with emphasis on the play in production. The role of the various theatre artists: actors, directors, designers, and playwrights. Required attendance at one or more performances. Lecture and discussion groups. For nonmajors. Offered: AWSp.

AG - 13153 Jacob Hutchison T Th 11:30-12:20
MUS 223
DRAMA 101: Introduction To The Theatre

The theatre as an art form with emphasis on the play in production. The role of the various theatre artists: actors, directors, designers, and playwrights. Required attendance at one or more performances. Lecture and discussion groups. For nonmajors. Offered: AWSp.

AH - 13154 Duygu Monson T Th 12:30-13:20
DEN 310
DRAMA 101: Introduction To The Theatre

The theatre as an art form with emphasis on the play in production. The role of the various theatre artists: actors, directors, designers, and playwrights. Required attendance at one or more performances. Lecture and discussion groups. For nonmajors. Offered: AWSp.

AI - 13155 Robert Wighs T Th 11:30-12:20
SIG 134
DRAMA 101: Introduction To The Theatre

The theatre as an art form with emphasis on the play in production. The role of the various theatre artists: actors, directors, designers, and playwrights. Required attendance at one or more performances. Lecture and discussion groups. For nonmajors. Offered: AWSp.

AJ - 13156 Jason Eckard T Th 12:30-13:20
DEN 206
DRAMA 103: Theatre Appreciation

Covers the art of live theatrical performance. Discussion of how theatre is assembled, who the artists are, what they do, how theatre differs from other media, and how the various genres and styles of performance function, to create a deeper understanding of live performance. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
A - 13157 Bahar Karlidag to be arranged -
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DRAMA 201: Plays And Styles

Introduces theatre practitioners to the principles of play construction, to the process of reading and conceiving plays for production, and to the basic vocabulary of artistic styles through which plays are produced. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
A - 13158 Scott Venters M W F 09:30-10:50
HUT 130
DRAMA 201: Plays And Styles

Introduces theatre practitioners to the principles of play construction, to the process of reading and conceiving plays for production, and to the basic vocabulary of artistic styles through which plays are produced. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
B - 13159 Christopher Goodson M W F 11:30-12:50
HUT 130
DRAMA 212: Theatre Technical Practice

Intensive lecture-laboratory in basic theories, techniques, and equipment of the stage. Stage lighting.

VLPA
A - 13160 Andrew D. Smith M 14:30-17:20
HUT 171
DRAMA 213: Introduction To Sound Design For Theatre

Explores the how and why of sound and music for theatre. Includes different uses for audio in plays; choosing sounds and pieces of music; basic editing of music, environments, and effects; designing a cohesive world of sound.

VLPA
A - 13161 Matthew Starritt M W 09:30-11:20
HUT 171
DRAMA 251: Acting

Explores theory and practice of fundamentals of American "method," based on principles of Stanislavsky and their American evolution. Development of basic acting skills through monologue work. Offered: AW.

VLPA
A - 13162 Scott Hafso M 11:30-12:50
HPT *
DRAMA 251: Acting

Explores theory and practice of fundamentals of American "method," based on principles of Stanislavsky and their American evolution. Development of basic acting skills through monologue work. Offered: AW.

AA - 13163 Tré Cotten T Th 11:30-13:20
HUT 205
DRAMA 251: Acting

Explores theory and practice of fundamentals of American "method," based on principles of Stanislavsky and their American evolution. Development of basic acting skills through monologue work. Offered: AW.

AB - 13164 Zach Virden T Th 11:30-13:20
HUT 208
DRAMA 251: Acting

Explores theory and practice of fundamentals of American "method," based on principles of Stanislavsky and their American evolution. Development of basic acting skills through monologue work. Offered: AW.

AC - 13165 Rudy Roushdi T Th 11:30-13:20
HUT 202
DRAMA 251: Acting

Explores theory and practice of fundamentals of American "method," based on principles of Stanislavsky and their American evolution. Development of basic acting skills through monologue work. Offered: AW.

AD - 13166 Christen Gee T Th 11:30-13:20
HUT 211
DRAMA 251: Acting

Explores theory and practice of fundamentals of American "method," based on principles of Stanislavsky and their American evolution. Development of basic acting skills through monologue work. Offered: AW.

AE - 13167 Rebekah Patti W F 11:30-13:20
HUT 211
DRAMA 252: Acting

Explores theory and practice of fundamentals of American "method," based on principles of Stanislavsky and their American evolution. Preparation of audition material and scene work within the context of entire play. Prerequisite: DRAMA 251. Offered: WSp.

VLPA
A - 13168 Andrew Tsao M 11:30-12:50
HUT 205
DRAMA 252: Acting

Explores theory and practice of fundamentals of American "method," based on principles of Stanislavsky and their American evolution. Preparation of audition material and scene work within the context of entire play. Prerequisite: DRAMA 251. Offered: WSp.

AA - 13169 Tara Velan W F 11:30-13:20
HUT 205
DRAMA 252: Acting

Explores theory and practice of fundamentals of American "method," based on principles of Stanislavsky and their American evolution. Preparation of audition material and scene work within the context of entire play. Prerequisite: DRAMA 251. Offered: WSp.

AB - 13170 Moises Castro W F 11:30-13:20
HUT 208
DRAMA 252: Acting

Explores theory and practice of fundamentals of American "method," based on principles of Stanislavsky and their American evolution. Preparation of audition material and scene work within the context of entire play. Prerequisite: DRAMA 251. Offered: WSp.

AC - 13171 Claire Fort W F 11:30-13:20
HUT 202
DRAMA 290: Theatre Technical Practices Laboratory

Laboratory course involving specific production assignment, either in-shop or in-theatre or both. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
A - 13172 Anne Stewart to be arranged -
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DRAMA 291: Theatre Technical Practices Laboratory

Laboratory course involving specific production assignment, either in-shop or in-theatre or both. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
A - 13173 Anne Stewart to be arranged -
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DRAMA 292: Theatre Technical Practices Laboratory

Laboratory course involving specific production assignment, either in-shop or in-theatre or both. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
A - 13174 Anne Stewart to be arranged -
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DRAMA 298: Theatre Production

Laboratory course for students participating in School of Drama minor productions and projects. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
A - 13175 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 302: Critical Analysis Of Theatre

Analyses of plays, based on leading critical traditions. Illustrates variety of approaches to a play, criteria for choosing best approach for a given play, and ways in which criticism aids in understanding dramatic effect, for both reader and practitioner. Prerequisite: DRAMA 201.

VLPA, W
A - 13176 Stefka Mihaylova M W F 10:00-11:20
HUT 154
DRAMA 352: Intermediate Acting-Verse

Addresses character motivation within classical verse of Shakespeare, Moliere, Racine, etc. Sonnets, monologues, scenes in iambic pentameter and rhyming couplet, exploring rhythm, music, and how these relate to character psychology, motivation. Prerequisite: DRAMA 252; one of DRAMA 210, DRAMA 211, DRAMA 212, or DRAMA 213; one of DRAMA 290, DRAMA 291, or DRAMA 292.

VLPA
A - 13177 Amy Thone M W 09:00-11:20
HUT 205
DRAMA 372: Theatre History II

Covers Western European theatre from Italian Renaissance to the late eighteenth century. Beginning with humanism, examines Renaissance beginnings in Italy and its influence, unique practices in England and France ,and then theatre of the English Restoration, the European Enlightenment, and revolutions in France and America. Prerequisite: DRAMA 302.

VLPA
A - 13178 Scott Magelssen M W F 11:30-12:50
HUT 154
DRAMA 391: Beginning Technical Practices

Laboratory course involving specific production assignments, either in-shop or in-theatre, or both.

VLPA
A - 13179 Anne Stewart to be arranged -
* *
DRAMA 401: Majors Seminar

A professional seminar featuring guest artists and career development specialists. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.

VLPA
A - 13180 Andrew Tsao M 13:30-14:20
HUT 130
DRAMA 406: Digital Cinema Production

Explores applied narrative film grammar and cinematic technique. Covers operations of digital cinema equipment including cameras, cinema lighting, and editing software such as Final Cut Studio. Includes lab where students work in a professional motion picture crew structure to implement principles of cinematic narrative and gain experience directing actors on screen. Credit/no-credit only.

VLPA
A - 13181 Andrew Tsao MT Th 14:30-16:50
HPT *
DRAMA 410: Advanced Theatre Technical Practices

Production-related apprenticeship, in the areas of scene construction, scene painting, costume, or lighting. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
A - 13182 to be arranged -
* *
DRAMA 415: Stage Costume Design

Theory, practice, and rendering of costume designs for the theatre. Repeat of course involves intermediate designs.

VLPA
A - 13183 Deborah Trout M W 14:30-16:20
HUT 155
DRAMA 417: Stage Costume Patterning And Construction

Techniques of costume construction, including study of fabrics; emphasis on creating patterns by draping.

VLPA
A - 13184 Val Mayse M W 09:30-11:20
HUT 135
DRAMA 419: Advanced Stage Lighting Design

Development of a working process consistent with current professional practice. Includes drafting, worksheets, study of color. Students read plays and develop analytical skills.

VLPA
A - 13185 Andrew D. Smith T 09:00-11:50
HUT 150
DRAMA 419: Advanced Stage Lighting Design

Development of a working process consistent with current professional practice. Includes drafting, worksheets, study of color. Students read plays and develop analytical skills.

VLPA
B - 21705 Andrew D. Smith T 09:00-11:50
HUT 150
DRAMA 441: Beginning Playwriting

Writing exercises and drafts of a one-act play provide first experience in writing for performance. Readings of representative one-act plays introduce genres and writing styles.

VLPA
A - 13186 Karen Hartman T Th 09:30-11:20
HUT 154
DRAMA 441: Beginning Playwriting

Writing exercises and drafts of a one-act play provide first experience in writing for performance. Readings of representative one-act plays introduce genres and writing styles.

VLPA
B - 21621 Karen Hartman to be arranged -
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DRAMA 454: Projects In Acting

Rehearsal and classroom performance of dramatic literature of various periods and styles.

VLPA
A - 13187 L. Zane Jones T Th 15:00-16:50
HUT 205
DRAMA 460: Introduction To Directing

Student is introduced to the art of the stage director.

VLPA
A - 13188 Valerie Curtis-Newton T Th 11:30-13:20
HUT 218
DRAMA 461: Elementary Directing

Elementary study of the art of the stage director.

VLPA
A - 13189 Valerie Curtis-Newton T Th 11:30-13:20
HUT 218
DRAMA 466: Stage Management

Study and practice of stage management.

VLPA
A - 13190 Anne Stewart to be arranged -
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DRAMA 466: Stage Management

Study and practice of stage management.

VLPA
B - 13191 Anne Stewart T 13:30-14:50
HUT 154
DRAMA 490: Special Studies In Acting-Directing A - 13192 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 491: Special Studies In Design-Technical A - 13193 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 491: Special Studies In Design-Technical
Visualization

n/a

Investigation of methods for two-dimensional representation of space, light, form, and figure for the stage.  Emphasis is on growth of the student’s facility to communicate visual ideas based on close observation of the actual coupled with clear expression of the emotional.  Multi-media employed...

VLPA
B - 13194 Thomas Lynch F 10:30-12:20
HUT 171
DRAMA 491: Special Studies In Design-Technical C - 21163 Phillip Lienau M W 11:30-12:50
HUT 155
DRAMA 491: Special Studies In Design-Technical D - 21751 to be arranged -
* *
DRAMA 493: Drama Internship

Supervised experiences in an off-campus venue.

A - 13195 to be arranged -
* *
DRAMA 494: Special Studies In Theatre And Drama
Social History of Acting

Topics in drama, history, and criticism. See Time Schedule for specific topic. Prerequisite: DRAMA 302.

This seminar traces the social history of the acting profession from the Emergence of the secular actor as liveried servants in the late 16th Century through the knighting of Sir Henry Irving at the end of the 19th century, to the formation of the first actor's union in the early 20th century...

VLPA
A - 13196 Odai Johnson T Th 11:30-13:20
HUT 130
DRAMA 495: Practicum In Design And Technical Theatre

Emphasis on developing design and technology problem-solving skills through laboratory and project evaluation.

VLPA
A - 13197 to be arranged -
* *
DRAMA 498: Theatre Production

Laboratory course for students participating in School of Drama major productions. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
A - 13198 to be arranged -
* *
DRAMA 499: Undergraduate Research A - 13199 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 499: Undergraduate Research C - 13201 Andrew Tsao to be arranged -
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DRAMA 499: Undergraduate Research D - 13202 to be arranged -
* *
DRAMA 510: Design Studio

Design for live performance focused primarily on scenery and costumes. Includes comprehensive investigation of space, form, light, texture, and color in theatre design, interpretation of literary and musical text, understanding of dramatic action, and collaborative communication. Projects include a variety of theatrical and musical genres.

A - 13203 Thomas Lynch Th 09:30-13:20
HUT 172
DRAMA 512: Advanced Lighting

Intensive training in lighting design for performance. Includes intermediate and advanced paper projects as well as advanced practical projects. Spans a variety of performance genres and environments.

A - 13204 Geoff Korf T 12:00-13:50
HUT 150
DRAMA 514: Design And Technical Theatre Colloquium

Discussion of work in progress or completed in production, centering on the conceptual work of the designer/director on the production and the methods of execution in the shops and on stage. Offered: AWSp.

A - 13205 Thomas Lynch T 10:30-12:20
HUT 172
DRAMA 514: Design And Technical Theatre Colloquium

Discussion of work in progress or completed in production, centering on the conceptual work of the designer/director on the production and the methods of execution in the shops and on stage. Offered: AWSp.

C - 13207 Geoff Korf M 10:00-11:20
HUT 150
DRAMA 520: Advanced Theatre Practicum

Professional student internship with professional theatres: scenery, lighting, scene painting, costume, acting, directing, stage management, theatre management. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

A - 13208 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 551: Teaching Of Acting

Seminar discussion on problems in teaching acting to undergraduate students in DRAMA 251, DRAMA 252, and DRAMA 253. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and being a teaching assistant in acting.

A - 13209 Scott Hafso to be arranged -
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DRAMA 552: Teaching Of Acting

Seminar discussion on problems in teaching acting to undergraduate students in DRAMA 251, DRAMA 252, and DRAMA 253. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and being a teaching assistant in acting.

A - 13210 Andrew Tsao to be arranged -
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DRAMA 557: Studio I

Skill development in acting, voice, speech, and movement necessary for professional training in acting. Prerequisite: admission to the Professional Actor Training Program. Offered: AWSp.

A - 13211 Valerie Curtis-Newton to be arranged -
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DRAMA 558: Studio II

Continuation of DRAMA 557. Prerequisite: DRAMA 557 and completion of the first year of the Professional Actor Training program. Offered: AWSp.

A - 13212 Valerie Curtis-Newton to be arranged -
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DRAMA 559: Studio III

Specialized and individualized work relating to the main curriculum of the third year of the Professional Actor Training Program. Prerequisite: DRAMA 558 and completion of the second year of the Professional Actor Training Program. Offered: AWSp.

A - 13213 Valerie Curtis-Newton to be arranged -
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DRAMA 561: Directing Projects

Rehearsal techniques and staging skills in a variety of spatial configurations. One-act and full-length plays which follow a prescribed sequence. Prerequisite: graduate standing in the directing program.

A - 13214 L. Zane Jones to be arranged -
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DRAMA 562: Performance Studio

Performance techniques in specialized areas of importance to the professional director, including stage combat, speech and dialect, mask, physical comedy, improvisation, and puppetry.

A - 13215 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 563: Seminar In Directing

Seminar discussion of current productions; focused readings and discussion in specific areas of dramatic literature and problems related to stage direction. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

A - 13216 Anita Montgomery M
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DRAMA 567: Acting Process

Development of acting skills necessary for the professional director. Emphasis on physical training, playing action, strong internal technique, imagination and clarity of expression.

B - 13218 Jeffrey Fracé to be arranged -
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DRAMA 569: Directing/teaching Apprenticeship

Assisting faculty or professional guest director in production for the entire rehearsal period, or assisting faculty in performance training.

A - 13219 to be arranged -
* *
DRAMA 576: Seminar In Theatre History
The Baroque

Specific topics in theatre history, examining the drama of various national, linguistic, and/or religious culture in detail.

For more than two centuries, the courts of Europe deployed lavishly staged events to perform, promote, celebrate and maintain their status. These displays employed the finest artists of many mediums–architects, poets, musicians, choreographers, painters, machinists–and played across Europe until...

A - 13220 Odai Johnson T Th 14:30-16:50
HUT 150
DRAMA 586: Seminar In Dramatic Theory
The Historical Avant-Garde

Major problems in dramatic theory, such as aesthetics, mimesis, and the nature of theatre.

This course examines the historical avant-garde, focusing on three major media: the manifesto, performance (including theatre and cabaret), and film. Case studies include the Dadaist Cabaret Voltaire, Meyerhold’s biomechanics, Dziga Vertov’s The Man with the Movie Camera...

A - 13221 Stefka Mihaylova M
HUT
DRAMA 599: Advanced Studies In Theatre Arts

Independent projects or group study of specialized aspects of theatre arts. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

A - 13222 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 599: Advanced Studies In Theatre Arts

Independent projects or group study of specialized aspects of theatre arts. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

B - 13223 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 13224 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 600: Independent Study Or Research B - 21694 Valerie Curtis-Newton to be arranged -
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DRAMA 700: Master's Thesis A - 13225 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 800: Doctoral Dissertation A - 13226 to be arranged -
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Spring 2015

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
DRAMA 101: Introduction To The Theatre

The theatre as an art form with emphasis on the play in production. The role of the various theatre artists: actors, directors, designers, and playwrights. Required attendance at one or more performances. Lecture and discussion groups. For nonmajors. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
A - 13087 M W F 12:30-13:20
JHN 102
DRAMA 101: Introduction To The Theatre

The theatre as an art form with emphasis on the play in production. The role of the various theatre artists: actors, directors, designers, and playwrights. Required attendance at one or more performances. Lecture and discussion groups. For nonmajors. Offered: AWSp.

AA - 13088 T Th 11:30-12:20
MEB 235
DRAMA 101: Introduction To The Theatre

The theatre as an art form with emphasis on the play in production. The role of the various theatre artists: actors, directors, designers, and playwrights. Required attendance at one or more performances. Lecture and discussion groups. For nonmajors. Offered: AWSp.

AB - 13089 T Th 12:30-13:20
SWS 230
DRAMA 101: Introduction To The Theatre

The theatre as an art form with emphasis on the play in production. The role of the various theatre artists: actors, directors, designers, and playwrights. Required attendance at one or more performances. Lecture and discussion groups. For nonmajors. Offered: AWSp.

AC - 13090 T Th 11:30-12:20
LOW 113
DRAMA 101: Introduction To The Theatre

The theatre as an art form with emphasis on the play in production. The role of the various theatre artists: actors, directors, designers, and playwrights. Required attendance at one or more performances. Lecture and discussion groups. For nonmajors. Offered: AWSp.

AD - 13091 T Th 12:30-13:20
LOW 220
DRAMA 101: Introduction To The Theatre

The theatre as an art form with emphasis on the play in production. The role of the various theatre artists: actors, directors, designers, and playwrights. Required attendance at one or more performances. Lecture and discussion groups. For nonmajors. Offered: AWSp.

AE - 13092 T Th 11:30-12:20
CMU 230
DRAMA 101: Introduction To The Theatre

The theatre as an art form with emphasis on the play in production. The role of the various theatre artists: actors, directors, designers, and playwrights. Required attendance at one or more performances. Lecture and discussion groups. For nonmajors. Offered: AWSp.

AF - 13093 T Th 12:30-13:20
DEN 313
DRAMA 101: Introduction To The Theatre

The theatre as an art form with emphasis on the play in production. The role of the various theatre artists: actors, directors, designers, and playwrights. Required attendance at one or more performances. Lecture and discussion groups. For nonmajors. Offered: AWSp.

AG - 13094 T Th 11:30-12:20
SIG 230
DRAMA 101: Introduction To The Theatre

The theatre as an art form with emphasis on the play in production. The role of the various theatre artists: actors, directors, designers, and playwrights. Required attendance at one or more performances. Lecture and discussion groups. For nonmajors. Offered: AWSp.

AH - 13095 T Th 12:30-13:20
DEN 312
DRAMA 103: Theatre Appreciation

Covers the art of live theatrical performance. Discussion of how theatre is assembled, who the artists are, what they do, how theatre differs from other media, and how the various genres and styles of performance function, to create a deeper understanding of live performance. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
A - 13096 Bahar Karlidag to be arranged -
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DRAMA 201: Plays And Styles

Introduces theatre practitioners to the principles of play construction, to the process of reading and conceiving plays for production, and to the basic vocabulary of artistic styles through which plays are produced. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
A - 13097 M W F 09:30-10:50
HUT 130
DRAMA 201: Plays And Styles

Introduces theatre practitioners to the principles of play construction, to the process of reading and conceiving plays for production, and to the basic vocabulary of artistic styles through which plays are produced. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
B - 13098 M W F 11:30-12:50
HUT 130
DRAMA 213: Introduction To Sound Design For Theatre

Explores the how and why of sound and music for theatre. Includes different uses for audio in plays; choosing sounds and pieces of music; basic editing of music, environments, and effects; designing a cohesive world of sound.

VLPA
A - 13099 Matthew Starritt M W 09:30-11:20
HUT 171
DRAMA 252: Acting

Explores theory and practice of fundamentals of American "method," based on principles of Stanislavsky and their American evolution. Preparation of audition material and scene work within the context of entire play. Prerequisite: DRAMA 251. Offered: WSp.

VLPA
A - 13100 M 11:30-12:50
HUT 205
DRAMA 252: Acting

Explores theory and practice of fundamentals of American "method," based on principles of Stanislavsky and their American evolution. Preparation of audition material and scene work within the context of entire play. Prerequisite: DRAMA 251. Offered: WSp.

AA - 13101 W F 11:30-13:20
HUT 205
DRAMA 252: Acting

Explores theory and practice of fundamentals of American "method," based on principles of Stanislavsky and their American evolution. Preparation of audition material and scene work within the context of entire play. Prerequisite: DRAMA 251. Offered: WSp.

AB - 13102 W F 11:30-13:20
HUT 208
DRAMA 290: Theatre Technical Practices Laboratory

Laboratory course involving specific production assignment, either in-shop or in-theatre or both. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
A - 13103 Anne Stewart to be arranged -
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DRAMA 291: Theatre Technical Practices Laboratory

Laboratory course involving specific production assignment, either in-shop or in-theatre or both. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
A - 13104 Anne Stewart to be arranged -
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DRAMA 292: Theatre Technical Practices Laboratory

Laboratory course involving specific production assignment, either in-shop or in-theatre or both. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
A - 13105 Anne Stewart to be arranged -
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DRAMA 298: Theatre Production

Laboratory course for students participating in School of Drama minor productions and projects. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
A - 13106 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 316: Theatrical Makeup

Basic principles, with intensive practice in application of makeup for use on proscenium and arena stages.

VLPA
A - 13107 Josie Gardner F 14:00-16:20
PHT *
DRAMA 365: Ethnic Studies In Drama
Asian-American Theatre

Theatre and plays, post-World War II to the present. Style, content, and context explored. Emphasis on social, political, and economic milieu from which theatre arose. Playwrights studied may include Alice Childress, August Wilson, Lynn Nottage, Percy Mtwa, Luis Valdez, and Maria Fornes. Prerequisite: DRAMA 302.

As our country becomes more and more diverse with predictions that by 2042 America will be a minority majority culture, does Asian American Theatre become more relevant or less? What is Asian American Theatre and what is its significance in our multicultural landscape? In this course, we will...

I&S, VLPA
A - 13108 Hsieh, Kathleen Pao-Pin M W 14:30-16:20
HUT 130
DRAMA 373: Theatre History III

Focuses on major works, forms, and styles of drama in Western European theatre from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Explores modern and contemporary theatre from the rise of realism to modernist innovations with reference to cultural contexts, interpretive problems, and dramatic criticism.

VLPA
A - 13109 Stefka Mihaylova M W 09:30-11:20
HUT 154
DRAMA 391: Beginning Technical Practices

Laboratory course involving specific production assignments, either in-shop or in-theatre, or both.

VLPA
A - 13110 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 410: Advanced Theatre Technical Practices

Production-related apprenticeship, in the areas of scene construction, scene painting, costume, or lighting. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
A - 13111 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 419: Advanced Stage Lighting Design

Development of a working process consistent with current professional practice. Includes drafting, worksheets, study of color. Students read plays and develop analytical skills.

VLPA
A - 13112 Geoff Korf T 09:00-11:50
HUT 154
DRAMA 420: Design And Technical Drafting

Laboratory and project critique covering stage design graphics and technical drawing; specifically: designer's elevations, ground plans, sections, detail drawing, transposition of design drawing information to technical drawings.

VLPA
A - 13113 Phillip Lienau M W 11:30-12:50
HUT 155
DRAMA 454: Projects In Acting

Rehearsal and classroom performance of dramatic literature of various periods and styles.

VLPA
A - 13114 Scott Hafso M W 09:00-11:20
HUT 208
DRAMA 454: Projects In Acting
Classical American

Rehearsal and classroom performance of dramatic literature of various periods and styles.

The class will focus on pairs of actors working on a scene from "Classical American" plays from the 20th century. Writers might include Miller, Inge, Leroy Jones, Albee, Williams, Odets, Wilder, maybe even O'Neill. The class may also explore more contemporary Asian playwrights as well.

VLPA
B - 13115 Mark Jenkins T Th 09:30-11:20
HUT 205
DRAMA 462: Elementary Directing

Elementary study of the art of the stage director.

VLPA
A - 13116 Valerie Curtis-Newton to be arranged -
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DRAMA 466: Stage Management

Study and practice of stage management.

VLPA
A - 13117 Anne Stewart to be arranged -
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DRAMA 490: Special Studies In Acting-Directing A - 13118 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 491: Special Studies In Design-Technical A - 13119 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 491: Special Studies In Design-Technical B - 13120 Andrew D. Smith T Th 09:30-11:20
HUT 150
DRAMA 493: Drama Internship

Supervised experiences in an off-campus venue.

A - 13121 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 495: Practicum In Design And Technical Theatre

Emphasis on developing design and technology problem-solving skills through laboratory and project evaluation.

VLPA
A - 13122 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 498: Theatre Production

Laboratory course for students participating in School of Drama major productions. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
A - 13123 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 499: Undergraduate Research A - 13124 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 499: Undergraduate Research B - 13125 Andrew Tsao to be arranged -
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DRAMA 499: Undergraduate Research C - 13126 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 510: Design Studio

Design for live performance focused primarily on scenery and costumes. Includes comprehensive investigation of space, form, light, texture, and color in theatre design, interpretation of literary and musical text, understanding of dramatic action, and collaborative communication. Projects include a variety of theatrical and musical genres.

A - 13127 Deborah Trout to be arranged -
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DRAMA 512: Advanced Lighting

Intensive training in lighting design for performance. Includes intermediate and advanced paper projects as well as advanced practical projects. Spans a variety of performance genres and environments.

A - 13128 T 12:00-13:50
MGH 286
DRAMA 514: Design And Technical Theatre Colloquium

Discussion of work in progress or completed in production, centering on the conceptual work of the designer/director on the production and the methods of execution in the shops and on stage. Offered: AWSp.

A - 13129 Thomas Lynch to be arranged -
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DRAMA 514: Design And Technical Theatre Colloquium

Discussion of work in progress or completed in production, centering on the conceptual work of the designer/director on the production and the methods of execution in the shops and on stage. Offered: AWSp.

C - 13131 Andrew D. Smith to be arranged -
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DRAMA 520: Advanced Theatre Practicum

Professional student internship with professional theatres: scenery, lighting, scene painting, costume, acting, directing, stage management, theatre management. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

A - 13132 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 552: Teaching Of Acting

Seminar discussion on problems in teaching acting to undergraduate students in DRAMA 251, DRAMA 252, and DRAMA 253. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and being a teaching assistant in acting.

A - 13133 Andrew Tsao to be arranged -
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DRAMA 557: Studio I

Skill development in acting, voice, speech, and movement necessary for professional training in acting. Prerequisite: admission to the Professional Actor Training Program. Offered: AWSp.

A - 13134 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 558: Studio II

Continuation of DRAMA 557. Prerequisite: DRAMA 557 and completion of the first year of the Professional Actor Training program. Offered: AWSp.

A - 13135 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 559: Studio III

Specialized and individualized work relating to the main curriculum of the third year of the Professional Actor Training Program. Prerequisite: DRAMA 558 and completion of the second year of the Professional Actor Training Program. Offered: AWSp.

A - 13136 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 561: Directing Projects

Rehearsal techniques and staging skills in a variety of spatial configurations. One-act and full-length plays which follow a prescribed sequence. Prerequisite: graduate standing in the directing program.

A - 13137 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 562: Performance Studio

Performance techniques in specialized areas of importance to the professional director, including stage combat, speech and dialect, mask, physical comedy, improvisation, and puppetry.

A - 13138 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 563: Seminar In Directing

Seminar discussion of current productions; focused readings and discussion in specific areas of dramatic literature and problems related to stage direction. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

A - 13139 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 567: Acting Process

Development of acting skills necessary for the professional director. Emphasis on physical training, playing action, strong internal technique, imagination and clarity of expression.

A - 13140 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 567: Acting Process

Development of acting skills necessary for the professional director. Emphasis on physical training, playing action, strong internal technique, imagination and clarity of expression.

B - 13141 Valerie Curtis-Newton to be arranged -
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DRAMA 577: Seminar In Theatre History
Founding Visions of the American Theatre

Specific topics in theatre history, examining the drama of various national, linguistic, and/or religious culture in detail.

Founding Visions is a documentary history of the American art theatre in the words of its visionaries and pioneers. We'll explore that history through the writings of the founders themselves, from Jane Addams (Hull House, 1880s) to experimental theatre pioneers of the 1960s (e.g. Luis Valdez,...

A - 13142 Todd London T Th 14:30-16:50
HUT 150
DRAMA 587: Seminar In Dramatic Theory
Emerging Discourses in Theatre and Performance Studies

Major problems in dramatic theory, such as aesthetics, mimesis, and the nature of theatre.

This course is an opportunity for participants to become conversant in some of the discourses that are informing current work in our field.  Together we'll put a finger on the pulse of contemporary scholarship and take a closer look at and assess some of the scholarly trends that have found a...

A - 13143 Scott Magelssen M W 14:30-16:50
HUT 150
DRAMA 599: Advanced Studies In Theatre Arts

Independent projects or group study of specialized aspects of theatre arts. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

A - 13144 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 599: Advanced Studies In Theatre Arts

Independent projects or group study of specialized aspects of theatre arts. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

B - 13145 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 13146 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 600: Independent Study Or Research B - 13147 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 700: Master's Thesis A - 13148 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 800: Doctoral Dissertation A - 13149 to be arranged -
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Summer 2015 A-term

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
DRAMA 250: Acting Skills For Everyday Life A - 11069 Odai Johnson to be arranged -
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DRAMA 259: Performance Practicum

Special work in various aspects of performance technique.

VLPA
A - 11071 L. Zane Jones MTWTh 10:50-13:30
HUT 205
DRAMA 259: Performance Practicum

Special work in various aspects of performance technique.

VLPA
B - 11072 Jeffrey Fracé to be arranged -
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DRAMA 303: The Structure Of Dramatic Narrative

Examines the nature and structures of storytelling and the dramatic arts through seminal works on the topic and through examples of narrative from different parts of the world. Combines reading and lectures with student presentation skills. No previous performance experience necessary.

VLPA
A - 11073 Andrew Tsao to be arranged -
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DRAMA 316: Theatrical Makeup

Basic principles, with intensive practice in application of makeup for use on proscenium and arena stages.

VLPA
A - 11074 Josie Gardner T Th 10:50-13:00
PHT *
DRAMA 316: Theatrical Makeup

Basic principles, with intensive practice in application of makeup for use on proscenium and arena stages.

VLPA
B - 11075 Josie Gardner T Th 13:10-15:10
PHT *
DRAMA 317: Introduction To Costume Construction

Introduction to clothing construction techniques applicable to theatrical costumes, fashion design, and textile arts. Includes lectures, demonstrations, and practice lab.

VLPA
A - 11076 Deborah Skorstad M W 08:30-11:50
HUT 135
DRAMA 410: Advanced Theatre Technical Practices

Production-related apprenticeship, in the areas of scene construction, scene painting, costume, or lighting. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
A - 11077 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 441: Beginning Playwriting

Writing exercises and drafts of a one-act play provide first experience in writing for performance. Readings of representative one-act plays introduce genres and writing styles.

VLPA
A - 11078 Scott Hafso T Th 10:50-13:00
HUT 150
DRAMA 491: Special Studies In Design-Technical A - 11081 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 499: Undergraduate Research A - 11084 to be arranged -
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Summer 2015 B-term

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
DRAMA 457: Creating Drama

Covers learning and application of creative methodologies for the theatre artist. Students study established systems of creative development, the use non-dramatic source texts as a foundation for adaptation into dramatic theatre pieces. Emphasizes artistic entrpreneurship, group collaboration, and applied narrative theories.

VLPA
A - 11079 L. Zane Jones to be arranged -
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DRAMA 490: Special Studies In Acting-Directing A - 11080 Cathy Madden MTWThF 18:30-21:30
HUT 303
DRAMA 493: Drama Internship

Supervised experiences in an off-campus venue.

A - 11082 to be arranged -
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Summer 2015 Full-term

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
DRAMA 103: Theatre Appreciation

Covers the art of live theatrical performance. Discussion of how theatre is assembled, who the artists are, what they do, how theatre differs from other media, and how the various genres and styles of performance function, to create a deeper understanding of live performance. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
A - 11068 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 498: Theatre Production

Laboratory course for students participating in School of Drama major productions. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
A - 11083 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 599: Advanced Studies In Theatre Arts

Independent projects or group study of specialized aspects of theatre arts. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

A - 11085 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 11086 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 700: Master's Thesis A - 11087 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 800: Doctoral Dissertation A - 11088 to be arranged -
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DRAMA 800: Doctoral Dissertation B - 11089 to be arranged -
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