Courses - 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.

Autumn 2015

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
aut 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 - 13225 M W F 12:30-13:20
KNE 210
aut 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 - 13226 T Th 11:30-12:20
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aut 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 - 13227 T Th 12:30-13:20
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aut 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 - 13228 T Th 11:30-12:20
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aut 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 - 13229 T Th 12:30-13:20
BNS 115
aut 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 - 13230 T Th 11:30-12:20
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aut 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 - 13231 T Th 12:30-13:20
SWS B014
aut 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 - 13232 T Th 11:30-12:20
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aut 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 - 13233 T Th 12:30-13:20
SWS 038
aut 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 - 13236 to be arranged -
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aut 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 - 13237 Scott Venters M W F 10:00-11:20
HUT 154
aut 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 - 13238 Susan Finque M W F 11:30-12:50
HUT 130
aut DRAMA 210: Theatre Technical Practice

Intensive lecture-laboratory in basic theories, techniques, and equipment of the stage. Technical procedures.

VLPA
A - 13239 Skip Mercier M W 14:30-16:20
HUT 155
aut DRAMA 212: Theatre Technical Practice

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

VLPA
A - 22129 Andrew D. Smith T 14:00-16:50
HUT 171
aut 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 - 13244 M 11:30-12:50
HPT *
aut 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 - 13245 W F 11:30-13:20
HUT 205
aut 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 - 13246 T Th 11:30-13:20
HUT 205
aut 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 - 13247 W F 11:30-13:20
HUT 208
aut 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 - 13248 T Th 11:30-13:20
HUT 208
aut 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 - 13249 W F 11:30-13:20
HUT 202
aut 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.

AF - 13250 T Th 11:30-13:20
HUT 202
aut 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.

AG - 13251 W F 11:30-13:20
HUT 211
aut 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.

AH - 13252 T Th 11:30-13:20
HUT 211
aut DRAMA 290: Theatre Technical Practices Laboratory

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

VLPA
A - 13253 Anne Stewart to be arranged -
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aut DRAMA 291: Theatre Technical Practices Laboratory

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

VLPA
A - 13254 Anne Stewart to be arranged -
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aut DRAMA 292: Theatre Technical Practices Laboratory

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

VLPA
A - 13255 Anne Stewart to be arranged -
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aut 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 - 13256 to be arranged -
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aut 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 - 13257 Stefka Mihaylova M W F 10:00-11:20
HUT 130
aut 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.

What's the root of drama? Conflict. How do human beings create and resolve conflict? Dialogue. Does this work? Not always. This course examines old and new plays to understand human struggle through written and performed drama. Course includes attending at least two live performances (MR BURNS...

VLPA
A - 13258 Karen Hartman T Th 11:30-13:20
HUT 130
aut 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 - 13259 Deborah Skorstad Th 09:00-11:20
HUT 135
aut DRAMA 351: Intermediate Acting-Scene Study

Actor-training methodologies of Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, Michael Chekov, and other physically-based approaches. Increases understanding of psychological motivation, concentration, focus of attention, clarity of physical expressiveness. Perform three scenes. 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 - 13260 L. Zane Jones M W F 09:30-11:20
HUT 205
aut DRAMA 371: Theatre History I

Explores the history of European theatre and theatre culture from ancient Greece and Rome, through the High Middle Ages, to the emergence of the first professional theatres in Elizabethan England and Spain in the Golden Age.. Prerequisite: DRAMA 302.

I&S, VLPA
A - 13261 Scott Magelssen M W F 11:30-12:50
HUT 154
aut DRAMA 391: Beginning Technical Practices

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

VLPA
A - 13262 Anne Stewart to be arranged -
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aut 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.

This class consists of practical "on set" experience as well as film grammar and composition exercises.

Students interested in Drama 406 must demonstrate a working knowledge of one or more of the following:

* Proficiency and experience shooting digital video content on any...

VLPA
A - 22132 Andrew Tsao MT Th 14:00-16:50
HPT *
aut DRAMA 410: Advanced Theatre Technical Practices

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

VLPA
A - 13263 to be arranged -
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aut DRAMA 416: History Of Western Dress

Survey history of Western dress. Emphasis on use of this information by theatrical costume designers. Includes development of costume for drama, ballet, and opera. Prerequisite: DRAMA 302. Offered: A.

VLPA
A - 13264 Sarah Nash Gates M W 11:00-13:20
HUT 150
aut 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 - 13265 Geoff Korf T 09:00-11:50
HUT 154
aut DRAMA 421: Drawing And Rendering Techniques For The Theatre

Weekly figure-drawing laboratories with live model and weekly field trips for laboratories in drawing natural phenomena and architectural detail. Studies in historical drawing styles. Practice in use of several media and techniques of expression.

VLPA
A - 13267 Jane Richlovsky F 09:00-12:50
HUT 172
aut DRAMA 456: Topics In Theatre For Youth

Topics in rehearsal and performance of theatre for young audiences; basic principles and techniques for using drama in the classroom; and creating original work for young audiences.

VLPA
A - 13269 Myra Platt T Th 09:30-11:20
HUT 205
aut DRAMA 460: Introduction To Directing

Student is introduced to the art of the stage director.

VLPA
A - 13270 Valerie Curtis-Newton T Th 11:30-13:20
HUT 218
aut DRAMA 466: Stage Management

Study and practice of stage management.

VLPA
A - 13271 Anne Stewart T 13:30-14:50
HUT 130
aut DRAMA 466: Stage Management

Study and practice of stage management.

VLPA
B - 13272 Anne Stewart to be arranged -
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aut DRAMA 490: Special Studies In Acting-Directing A - 13273 to be arranged -
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aut DRAMA 491: Special Studies In Design-Technical A - 13276 to be arranged -
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aut DRAMA 491: Special Studies In Design-Technical: Design skills

Special studies in design.

Design skills for MFA in design students.

VLPA
B - 22515 Skip Mercier M W 09:30-10:50
HUT 155
aut DRAMA 493: Drama Internship

Supervised experiences in an off-campus venue.

A - 13277 to be arranged -
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aut DRAMA 494: Special Studies In Theatre And Drama: Community based theatre

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

This course offers an overview of and engagement with community-based theatre practices. Emerging in the last few decades, community-based theatre, such as Cornerstone and PearlD?amour, works with local individuals and groups to create performance through interviews, oral history, and...

VLPA
A - 13278 Scott Magelssen M W 14:30-16:20
HUT 154
aut DRAMA 495: Practicum In Design And Technical Theatre

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

VLPA
A - 13279 to be arranged -
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aut DRAMA 498: Theatre Production

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

VLPA
A - 13281 to be arranged -
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aut DRAMA 499: Undergraduate Research A - 13282 to be arranged -
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aut DRAMA 499: Undergraduate Research D - 13285 to be arranged -
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aut 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 - 13286 Geoff Korf Th 10:00-13:20
HUT 172
aut 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 - 13287 Andrew D. Smith T 12:00-13:50
HUT 154
aut 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 - 13288 Thomas Lynch to be arranged -
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aut 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.

B - 13289 Deborah Trout T 12:00-13:20
HUT 150
aut 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 - 13290 Geoff Korf W 11:00-12:20
HUT 172
aut 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 - 13291 to be arranged -
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aut 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.

B - 13292 to be arranged -
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aut 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 - 13293 Scott Hafso to be arranged -
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aut 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 - 13294 to be arranged -
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aut 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 - 13295 Valerie Curtis-Newton to be arranged -
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aut 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 - 13296 to be arranged -
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aut DRAMA 560: Managing The Rehearsal And Production Process

Introduction to graduate-level directing. Play analysis, research, performance theory, and concept development as it relates to process-acting and rehearsal, design, staging techniques, and production management. Reading and writing assignments augmented by faculty and professional guests in performance, design, production, and dramaturgy.

A - 13297 to be arranged -
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aut 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 - 13298 Valerie Curtis-Newton to be arranged -
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aut 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 - 13299 to be arranged -
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aut 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 - 13300 Valerie Curtis-Newton to be arranged -
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aut DRAMA 564: Theatre Studies: History, Theory, Criticism

Special topics in history, theory, and criticism.

A - 13301 Karen Hartman T Th 09:30-11:20
HUT 130
aut DRAMA 566: Directing For Cinema, Television, And Digital Media I

Covers the applied methodologies of classic narrative film grammar. Includes the role of the director, in standard production structures, script development and analysis, the language of traditional cinematic storytelling, directing the screen actor, editing, post production, and an examination of new digital media technologies.

A - 13302 Andrew Tsao to be arranged -
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aut 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 - 13303 to be arranged -
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aut 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 - 13304 Andrew Tsao to be arranged
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aut 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 - 13305 to be arranged -
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aut DRAMA 581: Analysis Of Dramatic Texts: Alternative and In Yer Face: Continuity and Rupture in Contemporary British Theatre

Analytic approaches to dramatic materials, concentrating on semiotics, Marxism, feminism, or a related critical theory.

In this graduate seminar, students will read and discuss plays by British dramatists from Osborne, Hare, and Churchill to Kane, Stevens, and Kwei-Arme, alongside the most recent scholarship on British theatre in order to see how the contentious issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality play...

A - 13307 Sara Freeman T Th 14:30-16:50
HUT 150
aut DRAMA 582: Analysis Of Dramatic Texts

Analytic approaches to dramatic materials, concentrating on semiotics, Marxism, feminism, or a related critical theory.

A - 22039 Stefka Mihaylova W F 14:00-16:20
HUT 150
aut DRAMA 599: Advanced Studies In Theatre Arts

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

A - 13308 to be arranged -
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aut DRAMA 599: Advanced Studies In Theatre Arts

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

B - 13309 to be arranged -
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aut DRAMA 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 13310 to be arranged -
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aut DRAMA 700: Master's Thesis A - 13311 to be arranged -
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aut DRAMA 800: Doctoral Dissertation A - 13312 to be arranged -
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