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1101. Introduction to the Theatre

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: RHAG students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses

Grading Basis: Graded

Analysis of the functions of the theatre artists and their contributions to the modern theatre. CA 1.

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1110. Introduction to Film

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Cannot be taken for credit after passing DRAM 4151 or 4152.

Grading Basis: Graded

A basic study of film as both a means of communication and as an art form. CA 1. SM-10/11/10

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1201. Drafting for the Theatre

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The basics of hand drafting techniques and the drafting conventions for scenic designers, lighting designers and technical directors. SM-10/12/09

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1202. Computer Drafting for the Theatre

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Requires one or more of the Adobe Creative Cloud software programs; students are responsible for purchasing the latest version of Adobe's Creative Cloud for education apps and installing it on their personal computer.

Grading Basis: Graded

Computer Aided Drafting techniques for theatrical applications. Use of design software for creating various 2-D plans, including light plots, set designs and technical shop drawings. Assumes a good working knowledge of theatrical drafting conventions and techniques.

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1206. Theatre Production I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: antireq DRAM 1208

Grading Basis: Graded

Information and skills in costuming, stage make-up, and basic lighting with application through crew work on departmental or CRT (Connecticut Repertory Theatre) productions. SM-10/12/09

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1208. Theatre Production II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 1206

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to costume, lighting, management and stagecraft with application to departmental productions.

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1209. Drawing and Painting Techniques for the Theatre

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to theatrical sketching and rendering emphasizing color composition in various media. SM-11/9/09

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1210. Computer Rendering for the Theatre

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Requires one or more of the Adobe Creative Cloud software programs; students are responsible for purchasing the latest version of Adobe's Creative Cloud for education apps and installing it on their personal computer.

Grading Basis: Graded

Computer rendering for theatre design in 2-D and 3-D format.

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1215. Theatre Production: Makeup And Wardrobe For The Actor

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to the technology, tools, and materials used in makeup and wardrobe for actors.

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1216. Theatre Production: Lighting And Sound

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Requires one or more of the Adobe Creative Cloud software programs; students are responsible for purchasing the latest version of Adobe's Creative Cloud for education apps and installing it on their personal computer.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to the technology, tools, and materials used in lighting and sound for the theatre.

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1217. Theatre Production: Costumes And Makeup

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to the technology, tools, and materials used in costumes and makeup for the theatre.

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1218. Theatre Production: Stagecraft

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to the technology, tools, and materials used in constructing and rigging theatrical scenery.

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1282. Practicum in Dramatic Arts

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Open only to Dramatic Arts majors.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Practical work in all areas of dramatic arts, with emphasis on running crew assignments. May be repeated for credit with a change in course content to a maximum of 6 credits. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

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1501. Introduction to World Puppetry

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to the global culture of puppetry, from Punch and Judy and Javanese shadow theater to robots, sports mascots, and Burning Man. Puppet performances in terms of their combination of visual art, performance, text, and music; social, political, and religious contexts of puppet performances. CA 1.CA 4-INT.

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1701. Acting I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Cannot be taken for credit after passing DRAM 1702.

Grading Basis: Graded

Basic acting techniques, including improvisation and the use of the stage environment.

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1702. Acting II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 1701. Cannot be taken for credit after passing DRAM 2701.

Grading Basis: Graded

Additional basic acting techniques with emphasis on the presentation of scenes from contemporary plays.

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1710. Exploration of Acting

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Not open to Acting majors or students who have passed DRAM 1701 or 3710.

Grading Basis: Graded

The basic elements of the acting process and related skills for those not intending to pursue professional acting careers. May be repeated for credit to a total of six credits with change of instructor, or with instructor consent.

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1801. Stage Movement I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Cannot be taken for credit after passing DRAM 1802.

Grading Basis: Graded

Conditioning the body to increase strength, flexibility, and sensitivity. Exploration of movement concepts in space, time and energy values, and mind body and environment relationships. SM-11/9/09, 12/14/09

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1802. Stage Movement II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 1801. Cannot be taken for credit after passing DRAM 2810.

Grading Basis: Graded

Developing physical awareness and continuing body conditioning for the stage. Analyzing the natural world and how it moves. Work may include beginning mask, mime and tumbling skills.

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1811. Dance Appreciation

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Overview of dance history, technique, and choreography based on lecture, discussion, films and practicum. No previous dance experience required. CA 1.

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1901. Voice and Speech I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Cannot be taken for credit after passing DRAM 1902

Grading Basis: Graded

Study of the skills required to develop an expressive, injury-free voice and improved diction on and off the stage.

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1902. Voice and Speech II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 1901

Grading Basis: Graded

Additional vocal and articulation/phonetics skills applied to the performance of both realistic and elevated language in dramatic literature.

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2130. History of Drama I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open for credit to students who have passed DRAM 2132 or 4711.

Grading Basis: Graded

Dramatic literature and theatre history from Classical Greece through the Spanish Golden Age, including an examination of non-western theatre traditions, especially Japanese. SM-11/9/09

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2131. History of Drama II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: DRAM 2130. Not open for credit to students who have passed DRAM 2133 or 4711.

Grading Basis: Graded

Dramatic literature and theatre history from the French Renaissance to Contemporary Theatre, including an examination of non-western theatre traditions, especially Chinese.

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2134. Honors Core: Analyzing Sport as Performance

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Honors Credit

Rigorous critical investigation of parallels between sports and performance. Includes writing, critical readings, experiential activities, viewing sporting events/performances, multimodal research. Critical and theoretical perspectives on athletics, spectacle, performance, national identity, community, race, gender, sexuality, and more. CA 1.

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2141. Script Analysis

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introducing the basic script-analysis skills necessary for theatre practitioners; exploring texts from a production, rather than a literary, viewpoint. Through reading, discussion, exercises, and group projects students examine the ways that playwrights convey information.

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2203. The Holocaust in Print, Theater, and Film

Also offered as: HEJS 2203, HRTS 2203

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Representations of the Holocaust, including first-hand accounts and documentaries; artistic choices in genre, structure, imagery, point of view, and the limits of representation. CA 1. CA 4-INT

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2701. Acting III

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 1702.

Grading Basis: Graded

The study and practice of techniques for realism and naturalism typically used in performing works by the modern realists.

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2702. Acting IV

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 2701

Grading Basis: Graded

A continuation of the study and practice of techniques utiilized in the performance of modern realists. SM-11/9/09

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2711. Introduction to Directing

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 1701. Cannot be taken for credit after passing DRAM 2712.

Grading Basis: Graded

Emphasis on theory and play analysis from the director's point of view. SM-11/9/09

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2712. Introduction to Directing

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 2711

Grading Basis: Graded

Emphasis on practical staging experience, including casting techniques and rehearsal and performance methods.

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2800. Exploration of Movement

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Use of the human body as a tool for creativity, problem solving, communication, collaboration, and storytelling.

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2810. Stage Movement III

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 1802. Cannot be taken for credit after passing DRAM 2812.

Grading Basis: Graded

Beginning the process of applying the actor's movement skills to the unique requirements of different theatrical forms and structures. Applied skills may include tumbling, gymnastics, clowning, mask work, ethnic arts, hand-to-hand combat, armed combat and many theatrical forms and styles of dance.

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2812. Stage Movement IV

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 2810

Grading Basis: Graded

Developing and applying additional movement skills to different types and styles of dramatic expression.

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2901. Voice and Speech III

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 1902. Cannot be taken for credit after passing DRAM 4911.

Grading Basis: Graded

In-depth study of applied voice and speech skills, particularly flexibility of the voice and application of vocal variety to understanding and expressing the structure and meaning of language and text.

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2902. Vocal Performance Techniques

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to Acting majors

Grading Basis: Graded

Basic skills in voice production, vocal variety, articulation, and voice characterization for those in the dramatic arts pursuing careers other than stage acting.

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3103. Stage Management for the Theatre

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Studies of the vocation and profession of stage management as defined by modern theatre practice. Also examines inter-relationships between the stage manager and the other members of the theatrical production staff. FA C&C-4/28/04

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3121. Advertising, Publicity, and Promotion in the Dramatic Arts

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to the basic techniques of advertising copy, news releases, and feature stories.

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3130. Women in Theatre

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

A study of theatre examining the changing depiction of women in drama and the increasing participation of women in all areas of theatrical activity. Women's advancement in western and oriental theatre will be surveyed as a background for focusing on plays written in the 20th century. CA 4.

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3131. African American Theatre

Also offered as: AFRA 3131

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The significant developments in African American theatre and its antecedents and an examination of selected play scripts that exemplify those developments. CA 4.

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3132. African American Women Playwrights, 1900 to the present

Also offered as: AFRA 3132

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Rec Prep: AFRA/DRAM 3131

Grading Basis: Graded

African American women's playwriting in relationship to social, historical, and political contexts. CA 1. CA 4.

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3133. Latina/o Theatre

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

A study of Latina/o theatre and performance in the U.S. CA 4.

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3137. Documentary Theatre

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Provides a critical overview of the history and techniques of documentary theatre. Students will read and analyze documentary plays as well as compose their own works of documentary drama.

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3138. Trends in Contemporary Theatre

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to Dramatic Arts Majors Only.

Grading Basis: Graded

A study of the major trends in drama and theatrical production of the western world today.

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3139. Theatre & Human Rights

Also offered as: HRTS 3139

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Provides a critical study of theatre production as political discourse in global areas of conflict and how that discourse defines, or is defined by, human rights issues. FA-1/20/11; CLAS 11/16/10

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3141. Playwriting

Also offered as: ENGL 3705

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

The analysis of the basic techniques in playwriting, and the reading and criticism of the students' works in progress. Scripts of outstanding merit may be produced in the Studio or Mobius Theatres. May be repeated for credit with a change in course content to a maximum of 9 credits.

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3142. Dramaturgy I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: DRAM 2130, 2131, and 2141.

Grading Basis: Graded

Offers students a broad overview of the historical, critical and theoretical background of dramaturgy and introduces them to dramatic criticism, literary office dramaturgy, and the fundamentals of production dramaturgy.

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3145. Film Writing

Also offered as: ENGL 3707

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Theoretical and practical work in the content and form of the fiction scenario.

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3182. Practicum in Dramatic Arts

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Practical work in all areas of dramatic arts. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory.)

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3194. Dramaturgy Seminar

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 15 credits.

Prerequisites: Instructor consent required. Recommended preparation: DRAM 2141 and 3142.

Grading Basis: Graded

Practical work in dramaturgy. Students enrolled in the course have been assigned as dramaturgs for Connecticut Repertory Theatre productions or are undertaking alternative dramaturgical assignments such as performance curation or audience outreach projects. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits.

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3199. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Open to sophomores or higher; open only with consent of instructor.

Grading Basis: Graded

A reading or project course under the direction of an appropriate staff member. May be repeated for credit.

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3201. Scene Construction

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: DRAM 1218 or equivalent preparation through independent studies and other shop time; open to sophomores or higher; open only to Dramatic Arts Majors, instructor consent required.

Grading Basis: Graded

Basic techniques of constructing two dimensional and three dimensional scenery.

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3202. Rigging

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: DRAM 1218 or equivalent preparation through independent studies and other shop time; open to sophomores or higher; open only to Dramatic Arts Majors, instructor consent required.

Grading Basis: Graded

Rigging systems and the basic techniques for flying scenery, with an emphasis on rigging safety.

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3219. Sound Technology and Production Audio

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: DRAM 1216; open to soph or higher; open only to Dramatic Arts majors, others with instructor consent. Students are responsible for purchasing the latest version of Adobe's Creative Cloud for education apps and installing it on their pc.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to the characteristics and properties of sound, as well as the design, assembly, and operation of audio systems for the theatre and live entertainment.

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3220. Sound for the Theatre

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: DRAM 1216; open to sophomores or higher; open only to Dramatic Arts majors, others with instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Art of sound design for the theatre and live performance. Using collaborative techniques and creative methods to develop original sound compositions.

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3301. Scene Design

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prereq: DRAM 1216 and 1218; jrs or higher; Dramatic Arts majors, inst. consent required. Adobe Creative Cloud for education apps is required. Cannot be taken for credit after passing DRAM 3302.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to scene design fundamentals, analysis, and techniques.

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3302. Scene Design

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 3301;open to juniors or higher in a Dramatic Arts major. students are responsible for purchasing the latest version of Adobe's Creative Cloud for education apps and installing it on their personal computer.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to scene design fundamentals, analysis, and techniques.

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3401. Costume History

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher in a Dramatic Arts major.

Grading Basis: Graded

A slide survey class covering the origins and development of dress to the present day. Specifically African, Middle Eastern, and Euro-Centric dress, along with the societies and manners which created fashion.

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3402. Costume Design

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Open to sophomores or higher; open only to Dramatic Arts Majors, others with instructor consent. Recommended preparation: DRAM 1209 or an equivalent introductory art course.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introductory class centering on the designer's approach to the text, the creation of the designed look for the characters in the play, and the process of how to realize the costumes.

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3420. Wearable Electronics and Interactive Objects

Also offered as: DMD 3420

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Provides a basic understanding of electronics, key components, function, construction, and project design for wearable electronics and interactive objects. Concepts learned will form the core for students to continue to proactively explore and experiment with wearable electronics and interactive objects beyond the classroom.

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3501. Lighting for the Theatre

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: DRAM 1216 and 1218; open only to Dramatic Arts majors. Students are responsible for purchasing the latest version of Adobe's Creative Cloud for education apps and installing it on their pc. Cannot be taken for credit after DRAM 3502.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to lighting design fundamentals, analysis, and techniques.

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3502. Lighting for the Theatre

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 3501; open to dramataic arts majors only.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to lighting design fundamentals, analysis, and techniques. Requires one or more of the Adobe Creative Cloud software programs; students are responsible for purchasing the latest version of Adobe's Creative Cloud for education apps and installing it on their personal computer.

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3601. Puppetry

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: May be repeated for credit with change in course content to a maximum of 12 credits.

Grading Basis: Graded

Rod puppetry or Shadow theatre. Topics to alternate on a two-year rotation.

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3602. Advanced Puppetry Techniques I

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open to juniors or higher. May be repeated with change in course content to a maximum of six credits.

Grading Basis: Graded

Laboratory practice in advanced production techniques or paper sculpture for the puppet theatre.

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3603. Puppetry

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: May be repeated for credit with change in course content to a maximum of 12 credits.

Grading Basis: Graded

Hand puppetry or Mask theatre. Topics to alternate on a two-year rotation.

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3604. Advanced Puppetry Techniques II

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open to juniors or higher. May be repeated for credit with change in course content to a maximum of six credits.

Grading Basis: Graded

Advanced puppetry production techniques for television or laboratory practice in materials techniques.

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3610. Movement Based Performance for the Puppet Theatre I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Awaken and develop imaginative and skilled theatrical performers through devising work and exploration of movement-based theatre techniques.

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3611. Trends in the Contemporary Puppet Theatre

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

A study of the major trends in drama, design styles and production of the puppet theatre in the western world today. Additional project required for graduate credit.

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3710. Advanced Explorations of Acting

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 1710; not open to BFA Acting majors; instructor consent required

Grading Basis: Graded

A continuation of DRAM 1710, with a focus on the psychological, physical, vocal, intellectual and emotional processes of the actor.

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3721. Performance Techniques

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Performance study and practice in selected areas of dramatic arts. May be repeated for credit with a change of course content .

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3995. Special Topics in Dramatic Arts

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to Dramatic Arts majors and minors.

Grading Basis: Graded

Course content may vary each semester based on instructor expertise. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits with a change in topic.

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3998. Variable Topics in Dramatic Arts

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to Dramatic Arts majors and minors.

Grading Basis: Graded

May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits with a change in topic.

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4122. Theatre Administration and Organization

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

A survey of the organizational structure of the theatre in the United States, including community, university and regional theatres, and "on", "off", and "off-off" Broadway. Personnel, budgeting, unions and audience development will be covered.

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4135. Period Studies in Theatre

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: DRAM 2130 and 2131; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

An in-depth examination of a major period or periods of theatre history and dramatic literature. Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit with a change in course content.

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4135W. Period Studies in Theatre

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: DRAM 2130 and 2131; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

An in-depth examination of a major period or periods of theatre history and dramatic literature. Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit with a change in course credit.

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4151. The American Film

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: DRAM 1110; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated with change in course content to a maximum of 6 credits.

Grading Basis: Graded

A critical analysis of the American fiction film.

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4152. World Film

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: DRAM 1110; open to juniors or higher. May be repeated with change in course content to a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: Graded

A critical analysis of representative world films.

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4193. Foreign Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Coursework undertaken within approved Study Abroad programs, with a focus on the theatre history, dramatic literature and production in a particular country or region. May count towards the major with consent of the advisor. May be repeated for credit. Consent of Department head required, normally to be granted prior to the student's departure.

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4194. Seminar

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Studies in selected areas of dramatic arts. Topics to be alternated. May be repeated for credit.

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4701. Acting V

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 2702; open only to Dramatic Arts/Acting majors; cannot be taken for credit after passing DRAM 4702.

Grading Basis: Graded

The study and practice of techniques associated with acting classical/poetic theatrical works, including, but not limited to Greek and Elizabethan comedies and dramas.

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4702. Acting VI

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 4701; open only to Dramatic Arts/Acting majors. Cannot be taken for credit after passing DRAM 4703 or 4705.

Grading Basis: Graded

Additional study and practice of acting techniques required for classical and/or poetic theatre.

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4703. Acting VII

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 4702; open to Dramatic Arts/Acting majors only.

Grading Basis: Graded

The study and practice of acting techniques used in a range of styles including, but not limited to, comic, absurdist and epic theatre.

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4704. Acting VIII

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 4703; open only to Dramatic Arts/Acting majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

Continued work in acting techniques required for realistic, classical, comic, absurdist and/or epic theatre.

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4705. Acting for the Camera

1.00 - 6.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 4702; open to Dramatic Arts/Acting majors only.

Grading Basis: Graded

Study and practice in the principles and techniques required for acting in television and/or film productions.

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4711W. The Director in the Theatre

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 2130 and 2131; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

An analysis of the role and function of the director in the theatre from historical, aesthetic, and practical points of view.

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4811. Stage Movement V

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 2812; open only to Dramatic Arts/Acting majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special applications of applied movement and/or dance skills.

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4812. Stage Movement VI

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 4811; open only to Dramatic Arts/Acting majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

Advanced application of special movement skills to additional forms of dramatic expression.

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4911. Voice and Speech IV

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 2901; open only to Dramatic Arts/Acting majors. Cannot be taken after passing DRAM 4912 or 4931.

Grading Basis: Graded

Study and practice to continue development of breathing, phonation and resonance skills, with added attention being paid to the analysis, expression and pronunciation of elevated and/or poetic drama.

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4912. Voice and Speech V

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 4911; open only to Dramatic Arts/Acting majors. Cannot be taken for credit after passing DRAM 4913.

Grading Basis: Graded

Continued exploration of voice production and elevated diction skills required for comic, absurdist and/or epic theatre productions.

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4913. Voice and Speech VI

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 4912; open only to Dramatic Arts/Acting majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

Exploration and application of advanced voice and diction skills, including but not limited to accents and dialects, to various dramatic forms.

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4931. Stage Dialects

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: DRAM 4911; open only to Dramatic Arts/Acting majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

The study and practice of those dialects and accents most frequently required by American actors. Contents include, but are not limited to, Standard British and a range of New York City and American Southern patterns.

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