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Summer Study



To enroll at the UW as a nonmatriculated summer-only student, and for more details, see

High school students can enroll in courses through the Advanced Study Program, designed for high-achieving students. For details, call 206-543-6160.

Schedule information is available at the Summer 2020 time schedule web site.

Drama 103, theatre appreciation, distance learning course

This online course is a general introduction to the theatre. Throughout the course, you will develop the critical skills and the vocabulary you need to appreciate live theatre. The course begins by building theatrical vocabulary, then moves on to explain the various components of creating theater and the processes of manifesting ideas on stage. 5 credits.

Drama 171, Broadway Musical, taught by David Armstrong

Drama 200, The Art of Story: Literature of the Plague, taught by Odai Johnson

This class uses the occasion of the pandemic to re-visit the great plagues  of the past by sampling the literature they inspired.  From the setting of Oedipus, the 430 BCE plague described by Thucydides, through excerpts of the Decameron of Boccaccio, the background of Ben Jonson's Alchemist and Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, to the first-hand accounts of Samuel Pepys' diary and Daniel Defoe's Journal of the Great Plague in London, to Edgar Allen Poe's Masque of the Red Death, the first AIDS plays of the 1980s, to theorizing the plague with Artaud's Theatre and the Plague, we explore the artistic legacy of pestilence.  

5 credits, A term

Drama 316 - Theatrical make-up, A term, taught by Josie Gardner

This is an entry level technical make up workshop based class. Most of the work is completed within the time limitations of the class. This course offers the student a practical guide to the theory and practice of different levels of stage make up.

Students are required to purchase specific supplies and tools to complete the course. A limited understanding of color, light, and shadow are encouraged. Enthusiasm is welcomed and appreciated. Read more about this class in an article from University Week. 3 credits.


Drama 317 - Anime/Cosplay Costume Construction, A term, taught by Deborah Skorstad

Introduction To Theatrical Costuming CosPlay Intensive Class will focus on design, research and fabrication. Students will learn how to use professional shop equipment, machine and hand sewing techniques, explore armor mediums and will be expected to complete a wearable costume. The aim of this class is to support the participant in fabricating their character. Class is intended for Anime enthusiasts, costume professionals, makers, performers, fiber artists and design students. Students can learn basic sewing skills or take their current skills to the next level. 4 credits.