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.

Spring 2016

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
spr 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 - 13206 M W F 12:30-13:20
SMI 120
spr 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 - 13207 T Th 11:30-12:20
SMI 305
spr 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 - 13208 T Th 12:30-13:20
MEB 243
spr 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 - 13209 T Th 11:30-12:20
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spr 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 - 13210 T Th 12:30-13:20
SWS 032
spr 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 - 13211 T Th 11:30-12:20
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spr 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 - 13212 T Th 12:30-13:20
SWS B012
spr 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 - 13213 T Th 11:30-12:20
SIG 225
spr 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 - 13214 T Th 12:30-13:20
MEB 237
spr 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 - 13215 Jason Eckard to be arranged -
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spr 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 - 13216 M W F 10:00-11:20
HUT 130
spr DRAMA 210: Theatre Technical Practice

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

VLPA
A - 13217 Skip Mercier M W 14:30-16:20
HUT 130
spr 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 - 13218 Matthew Starritt M W 09:30-11:20
HUT 171
spr 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 - 13219 Andrew Tsao M 11:30-12:50
HUT 205
spr 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 - 13220 W F 11:30-13:20
HUT 205
spr 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 - 13221 W F 11:30-13:20
HUT 208
spr DRAMA 290: Theatre Technical Practices Laboratory

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

VLPA
A - 13222 Anne Stewart to be arranged -
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spr DRAMA 291: Theatre Technical Practices Laboratory

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

VLPA
A - 13223 Anne Stewart to be arranged -
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spr DRAMA 292: Theatre Technical Practices Laboratory

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

VLPA
A - 13224 Anne Stewart to be arranged -
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spr 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 - 13225 to be arranged -
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spr 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 - 13226 Scott Venters M W F 10:00-11:20
HUT 154
spr DRAMA 316: Theatrical Makeup

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

VLPA
A - 13227 Josie Gardner F 14:00-16:20
PHT *
spr DRAMA 353: Intermediate Acting - Physical Acting

Movement based approaches to the acting process. Suzuki, Viewpoints or other systems that focus on actor's body, space and time, and the creation of effective drama through physicality. 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 - 13228 Jeffrey Fracé to be arranged -
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spr 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. Prerequisite: DRAMA 201.

VLPA
A - 13229 Stefka Mihaylova M W 11:30-13:20
HUT 130
spr DRAMA 391: Beginning Technical Practices

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

VLPA
A - 13230 to be arranged -
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spr DRAMA 410: Advanced Theatre Technical Practices

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

VLPA
A - 13231 to be arranged -
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spr DRAMA 415: Stage Costume Design

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

VLPA
A - 13232 Deborah Trout T Th 14:30-16:20
HUT 155
spr 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 - 13233 Geoff Korf T 09:00-11:50
HUT 154
spr 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 - 13234 Skip Mercier to be arranged -
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spr 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 - 13235 Jane Richlovsky F 09:00-12:50
HUT 172
spr DRAMA 466: Stage Management

Study and practice of stage management.

VLPA
A - 13237 Anne Stewart to be arranged -
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spr DRAMA 490: Special Studies In Acting-Directing A - 13238 to be arranged -
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spr DRAMA 490: Special Studies In Acting-Directing B - 13239 Scott Hafso to be arranged -
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spr DRAMA 491: Special Studies In Design-Technical A - 13240 to be arranged -
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spr DRAMA 493: Drama Internship

Supervised experiences in an off-campus venue.

A - 13241 to be arranged -
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spr DRAMA 494: Special Studies In Theatre And Drama

Topics in drama, history, and criticism. See Time Schedule for specific topic. Prerequisite: DRAMA 201.

VLPA
A - 13242 Todd London T Th 11:30-13:20
HUT 130
spr DRAMA 498: Theatre Production

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

VLPA
A - 13243 to be arranged -
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spr DRAMA 499: Undergraduate Research A - 13244 to be arranged -
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spr DRAMA 499: Undergraduate Research B - 13245 to be arranged -
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spr 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 - 13246 Th 09:30-13:20
HUT 172
spr 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 - 13247 Geoff Korf T 12:00-13:50
HUT 154
spr 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 - 13248 Thomas Lynch to be arranged -
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spr 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 - 13249 Deborah Trout to be arranged -
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spr 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 - 13250 Andrew D. Smith to be arranged -
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spr DRAMA 518: Studies In Historic Design

Investigation of artistic principles and modes that influenced the art, architecture, furniture, and decor of selected historic periods.

A - 13251 Thomas Lynch to be arranged -
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spr 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 - 13252 to be arranged -
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spr 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 - 13253 Andrew Tsao to be arranged -
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spr 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 - 13254 to be arranged -
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spr 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 - 13255 to be arranged -
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spr 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 - 13256 to be arranged -
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spr 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 - 13257 to be arranged -
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spr 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 - 13258 to be arranged -
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spr 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 - 13259 Valerie Curtis-Newton to be arranged -
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spr 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 - 13260 to be arranged -
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spr DRAMA 572: Problems In Theatre History Research

Methods and techniques of research, interpretation, and writing in theatre history. Relationship of theatre arts to culture in diverse periods and places.

A - 13261 Odai Johnson T Th 14:30-16:50
HUT 150
spr DRAMA 573: Problems In Theatre History Research

Methods and techniques of research, interpretation, and writing in theatre history. Relationship of theatre arts to culture in diverse periods and places.

A - 20905 W 14:30-17:20
HUT 150
spr DRAMA 599: Advanced Studies In Theatre Arts

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

A - 13262 to be arranged -
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spr DRAMA 599: Advanced Studies In Theatre Arts

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

B - 13263 to be arranged -
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spr DRAMA 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 13264 to be arranged -
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spr DRAMA 700: Master's Thesis A - 13265 to be arranged -
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spr DRAMA 800: Doctoral Dissertation A - 13266 to be arranged -
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