Wayne State University

Course listing

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1010 (VP) Introduction to the Theatre

No credit after THR 1111.

Historical, critical and cultural aspects of theatre and drama discussed relative to play attendance.

1030 (VP) Introduction to Black Theatre and Performance

Origins, development, and current trends with production techniques and problems related to the special area of the drama.

1111 Fundamentals of Theatre

Required for theatre majors. No credit after THR 1010.

Introduction to the aesthetic principles of theatre as an art form: with special focus on the design principles and theatre spaces.

1121 Play Analysis

Reading and structural analysis of plays. Selected nineteenth and twentieth century plays.

1211 Acting I

An introduction to the vocabulary of the stage, the process of acting, improvisation, and ensemble work.

1215 Acting II

Prereq: THR 1040 or THR 1211. Open only to B.F.A. acting majors.

Continuation of THR 1040 or THR 1211; scene study, improvisation in development of actor's craft.

1411 Fundamentals of Crafts: Scenery and Costumes

An introduction to stagecraft techniques and practices used in the creation of scenery and costumes for the performing arts.

1451 Principles of Makeup

Open only to theatre majors and minors.

Fundamentals of theatre makeup. Laboratory projects coordinated with University Theatre productions.

1461 Fundamentals of Crafts: Lighting and Stage Management

An introduction to stagecraft techniques and practices used in the performing arts for lighting, sound, and stage management.

2211 Acting: Scene Study

Prereq: THR 1211 or THR 1040.

Continuation of THR 1211 with concentration on working on a role; breakdown of text into actions, objectives, beats; sensory work through scene work.

2220 Fundamentals of Voice and Movement

Prereq: THR 1211 or THR 1040.

Basic explorations of movement and voice focusing on the experiential study of a variety of movement and vocal techniques in order to expose the student to differing approaches and styles of voice and movement work that are commonly practiced in contemporary theatre.

2221 Stage Movement I

Open only to B.F.A. acting majors.

Introduction to the principles, practices, and exercises in body technique and stage movement.

2231 Voice Lab I

Open only to B.F.A. acting majors.

Introduction to vocal production. Emphasis on relaxation, breathing techniques, and the production of vocal sounds.

2301 Introduction to Design for the Theatre

Prereq: THR 1010 or THR 1111.

Methods and materials laboratory course. Practical exercises. Prerequisite to stage, costume or lighting design; techniques of costume, lighting design; rendering, drafting, perspective, color, and design.

2580 Theatre Laboratory

Open only to theatre majors.

Supervised laboratory in technical and managerial facets of theatre in production.

2581 Theatre Studio - Performance

Written permission of Instructor or academic advisor required.

Supervised studio in theatre performance requiring participation in department productions.

2582 Theatre Studio - Scenery/Lighting

Prereq: THR 1411 and THR 1461.

Supervised studio in scenery and lighting techniques applied to department productions.

2583 Theatre Studio - Costumes

Prereq: THR 1411.

Supervised studio in theatrical costuming applied to department productions.

2584 Theatre Studio - Stage Management

Prereq: THR 1461.

Supervised studio in stage management applied to department productions.

2585 Theatre Studio - Theatre Management

Prereq: THR 1461.

Supervised studio in theatre management as applied to department productions.

2586 Theatre Studio - Running Crew

Prereq: THR 1411 or THR 1461.

Supervised studio in theatre production for back stage crew and/or wardrobe crew applied to department productions.

2587 Theatre Studio - Production

Prereq: Written permission of instructor or academic advisor.

Supervised studio as a unique production crew or technical assignments (projection designer, puppeter, automation specialist, etc.) required in a department production.

2611 Stage Management

Prereq: THR 1010 or THR 1111.

Study of activities except acting that take place on stage or backstage during a technical performance and during rehearsal period.

3211 Acting III

Prereq: THR 1215 or THR 1040. Open only to B.F.A. acting majors.

Study and exercise in the fundamentals of the actor's craft. Emphasis on the development of the actor's inner resources as applied to dramatic action, and consideration of basic stage techniques.

3215 Acting IV

Prereq: THR 2030 or THR 3211. Open only to B.F.A. acting majors.

Development of the techniques and basic principles of character building. Emphasis on the development of a role through script, exercises and scene work.

3221 Stage Movement II

Prereq: THR 2010 or THR 2221. Open only to B.F.A. acting majors.

Continuation of THR 2010 or THR 2221. Emphasis on character movement.

3225 Stage Movement III

Prereq: THR 2020 or THR 3221. Open only to B.F.A. acting majors.

Styles of stage movement: Commedia, Moliere, Restoration. Emphasis on period deportment, manners, and dance forms.

3231 Voice Lab II

Prereq: THR 2110 or THR 2231. Open only to B.F.A. acting majors.

Continuation of vocal production work and an introduction to consonant sounds.

3235 Voice Lab III

Prereq: THR 2170 or 3231. Open only to B.F.A. acting majors.

Continuation of vocal and articulation work and an introduction to rhythm and tempo in the speaking voice.

3561 WSU Touring Theatre

Admission by audition only.

3570 Technical Theatre Problems

Open only to B.F.A. technical theatre majors with junior standing or above.

Participation in theatre productions as stage manager or assistant stage manager.

3581 Advanced Theatre Studio - Performance

Prereq: Written permission of Instructor or academic advisor.

Supervised studio in theatre performance requiring participation in department productions. Written permission of Instructor or academic advisor required.

3582 Advanced Theatre Studio - Scenery/Lighting

Prereq: Written permission of Instructor or academic advisor.

Supervised studio in theatrical scenery and lighting techniques applied to department productions.

3583 Advanced Theatre Studio - Costumes

Prereq: Written permission of Instructor or academic advisor.

Supervised laboratory in theatrical costuming applied to department productions. Written permission of Instructor or academic advisor required.

3584 Advanced Theatre Studio - Stage Management

Prereq: Written permission of Instructor or academic advisor.

Supervised studio in stage management applied to department productions. Written permission of Instructor or academic advisor required.

3585 Advanced Theatre Studio - Theatre Management

Prereq: Written permission of Instructor or academic advisor.

Supervised studio in theatre management applied to department productions.

3586 Advanced Theatre Studio - Running Crew

Prereq: Written permission of Instructor or academic advisor.

Supervised laboratory as back stage crew and/or wardrobe crew for department productions.

3587 Advanced Theatre Studio - Production

Prereq: Written permission of Instructor or academic advisor.

Supervised studio as unique production crew or technical assignment (projection designer, puppeteer, automation engineer, etc.) in a department production.

3671 Theatre Management: Marketing and Public Relations

Methods and approaches used by Theatre Management professionals to communicate their mission, events, and productions.

3675 Theatre Management: Marketing Design and Layout

Techniques and practices for design and layout specifically addressing the needs in Theatre and Arts Marketing; programs, posters, billboards, brochures, and web pages

3681 Theatre Management: Patron Services and Development

Methods and approaches used by Theatre Management professionals to create and maintain meaningful relationships with patrons and audience. This class will emphasize oral communication skills supported by simple use of practices found in the theatre industry

3731 Applied Theatre Studies: Community Possibilities

Fundamental theory and practical technique of applied theatre work, especially process drama and playbuilding. Focus on community situations including intergenerational dynamics, community health and social work effectiveness, and areas of outreach involvement.

3735 Applied Theatre Studies: Theatre in Education

Fundamentals of applied theatre work, especially story drama, process drama, and theatre-in-education (TIE). Focus on the artist as teacher; the visiting artist in the classroom, after-school drama programming, performing as a member of a TIE team. (Formerly THR 3460.)

3738 Applied Theatre Practicum

Supervised students work in schools, with youth programs, and in community service settings, implementing applied theatre projects.

3811 Africana Theatre and Dance: Concepts and Practices

Exploration of the interdisciplinary and global reach of black performance in theatre and dance; examination of key concepts through the analysis of performance and popular culture with scholarly and creative texts by scholars, activists, and artists from the Black Diaspora.

3990 Directed Study

Prereq: theatre major with 16 credits in the Department and written consent of academic advisor.

4211 Acting V

Prereq: THR 2040 or THR 3215. Open only to B.F.A. acting majors.

Theories and methods of acting verse drama.

4221 Stage Movement IV

Prereq: THR 3020 or THR 3225. Open only to B.F A. acting majors.

Styles of stage movement: Shakespeare. Emphasis on Renaissance deportment, manners, and dance forms.

4231 Voice Lab IV

Prereq: THR 3080 or THR 3235. Open only to B.F.A. acting majors.

Continuation of vocal articulation and vocal music techniques; harmonizing them in performance.

4271 Acting for the Camera

Prereq: Written consent of academic advisor.

Acting technique and practice with an emphasis on developing the technical and emotional adjustments required for success in Film, TV and industry acting. Units include adjusting theatre acting technique for Film and TV; learning to "hit marks" and to understand frame sizes; and developing video auditions.

4995 Theatre Capstone: Performance

Prereq: THR 4211; final semester standing; written consent of instructor and undergraduate department advisor.

Capstone experience for B.F.A. acting students. The course focuses on transitioning into the profession, including: auditioning approaches and techniques; showcase preparation and presentation; and developing a personal professional resume and electronic portfolios.

4996 Theatre Capstone: Design and Technology

Prereq: THR 4211; final semester standing; written consent of instructor and undergraduate department advisor.

Capstone experience for B.F.A. design tech students. The course focuses on transitioning into the profession, including: auditioning approaches and techniques; showcase preparation and presentation; and developing a personal professional resume and electronic portfolios.

4997 Theatre Capstone Experience

Prereq: final semester standing; prior written consent of instructor and undergraduate department advisor. Open only to theatre majors in B.A. program.

Development of a personal electronic portfolio demonstrating computer proficiency.

4998 Capstone Honors Thesis

Prereq: B.A. or B.F.A. Theatre Honors status; final semester senior standing; coreq: senior capstone course: THR 3410 or THR 3460 (for B.A.); or THR 3030 (for acting B.F.A.).

Culminating project for theatre honors students: research for scholarly/creative activity.

5311 Stage Design

Prereq: THR 1411.

The scenic designer's multiple analysis of a play. Practice in evolving a technique of scenic design by study of selected plays with execution of sketches and working drawings.

5315 Advanced Stage Design

Prereq: THR 5080 or THR 5311.

Studio theory course in stylistic characteristics of modern stage designs. Advanced problems in scenic design.

5321 Theatre Costuming I

Prereq: THR 1411.

Studio projects coordinated with University Theatre productions.

5325 Theatre Costuming II

Prereq: THR 5010 or THR 5321. Open only theatre majors in upper division or above.

Advanced costume design projects concentrating on the expression of character through design principles. Further development of drawing and rendering skills.

5331 Stage Lighting

Prereq: THR 1461.

Theory and practice in stage lighting. Examination of lighting in composition and the aesthetics of light through projects in the stage lighting laboratory. Discussion of applications of lighting instrumentation and control equipment to theatrical production. Participation in lighting University Theatre productions is required.

5335 Advanced Stage Lighting Design

Prereq: THR 5070 or THR 5331.

Examination of situations and responsibilities encountered in professional lighting design. Project work based on large-scale, complex requirements.

5426 Advanced Scene Painting

Prereq: THR 5422 or THR 5140.

Studio and demonstration course for the design or technical theatre student. Materials, techniques, styles of scene painting. (Formerly THR 5150.)

5711 Play Direction

Open only theatre majors in upper division or above.

Principles and theories of stage movement, blocking, casting, rehearsing. Students required to direct scenes and one-act plays for class presentation.

5721 Playwriting

Prereq: upper division or graduate status.

Introduction to the craft of writing for the stage. Students required to write a full-length dramatic script.

5751 Study Abroad: Moscow Art Theatre School

Prereq: audition and/or interview.

Intensive training in acting or another branch of theatre. Study is conducted on-site at the Moscow Art Theatre School, Moscow, Russia.

5755 Study Abroad: Directed Study in Russian Theatre

Coreq: THR 5600 or THR 5751. Open only to theatre majors.

Focused studies on Russian theatre, performance, design and production; directed studies in contemporary Russian.

5811 Development of the Drama I: Greek to Eighteenth Century

Prereq: upper division standing or above.

Plays from the Greek through the eighteenth century, including Shakespeare; relation of drama to an era and its theatre.

5812 Development of the Drama II: Nineteenth Century to Modern

Prereq: upper division standing or above.

Plays and theories of the theatre from the nineteenth century to modern times; relation of drama to an era and its theatre.

5821 Black Dramatic Literature and Performance

Prereq: upper division or graduate status.

Critical study of significant black dramatists of the American stage: Willis Richardson, Marita Bonner, Randolph Edmonds, Langston Hughes, Alice Childress, Lorraine Hansberry, Ed Bullins, Amiri Baraka, Ntozake Shange, and August Wilson. (Formerly THR 5220.)

5831 Pioneers of the Modern Theatre

Prereq: upper division standing or above.

Stanislavski, Meyerholdt, Artaud, Gordon Craig, Brecht; lectures and creative projects.

5841 Theatre History I

The development of the physical theatre and the evolution of production methods in Greek, Medieval, Renaissance, and English Restoration theatres with the correlation of the cultural environment of each period.

5993 (WI) Writing Intensive Course in Theatre

Prereq: junior or senior standing, satisfactory completion of the BC and IC requirements; coreq: THR 5120, or THR 6120 (or THR 5811 or THR 5812). Offered for S and U grades only. No degree credit. Required for all majors. Open only to upper division theatre majors.

Disciplinary writing assignments under the direction of a faculty member. Must be selected in conjunction with a designated corequisite; see section listing in Schedule of Classes for corequisites available each term. Satisfies the University General Education Writing Intensive Course in the Major requirement.

5995 Special Topics in Theatre

Open only to theatre majors.

Specialized studies in theatre performance, history, criticism, management, design, and technology. Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes.

6221 Theatrical Movement I - Introduction to Physical Awareness

Open only to Hilberry company members in M.F.A. theatre program.

Pilates Method of body conditioning; learning and perfecting movements of the body at beginning and intermediate levels.

6231 Voice and Speech I - Foundations of Voice for the Actor

Open only to Hilberry company members in M.F.A. theatre program. Offered for graduate credit only.

Studies in vocal physiology and production using Fitzmaurice, Linklater, and Lessac techniques.

6301 Foundations of Graduate Design

Open only to theatre students in M.F.A. program.

Introduction to the design process and expectations for graduate-level study in theatrical design. Review of responsibilities of each portion of design team, examination of traditional and electronic methods of research.

6311 Professional Scenic Design I

Prereq: THR 6000 or THR 6301. Open only to M.F.A. design students in theatre. Offered for graduate credit only.

Development of rendering techniques and personal aesthetics of scene design. Use of tools, materials, methods and applications for professional presentation of renderings. Studio projects.

6315 Professional Scenic Design II

Prereq: THR 6290 or THR 6311.

Continuation of THR 6290 or THR 6311. Advanced study for opera, ballet, children's theatre and divergent genres and styles.

6321 Professional Costume Design I

Prereq: THR 6000 or THR 6301. Open only to theatre majors in M.F.A. program. Offered for graduate credit only.

Advanced exploration of the principles of costume design as it relates to Western theatrical literature.

6325 Professional Costume Design II

Prereq: THR 6060 or THR 6321. Open only to graduate theatre students in M.F.A. program.

Advanced exploration of elements, genres, and styles of costume design as it relates to Western theatrical literature and conventions. Significant project work and research.

6331 Professional Lighting Design I

Prereq: THR 5300 or THR 5335. Open only to theatre majors in M.F.A. program.

Examination of the responsibilities and skills needed to function as a professional lighting designer. Varied styles of theatrical production, the lighting designer's communication with other professionals, use of computers in lighting design process, graphic presentation of lighting design concepts.

6335 Professional Lighting Design II

Prereq: THR 5300 or THR 5335. Open only to graduate theatre students in M.F.A. program.

Continuation of THR 6090 or THR 6331. Employment of theatrical lighting techniques in non-theatrical applications such as film and video; preparation and presentation of a lighting design portfolio; roles of unions in theatrical lighting design.

6361 Design Studio I

Prereq: THR 6000 or THR 6301. Open only to M.F.A. design students in theatre.

Studio study and application of graphics which support development and representation of the design idea. Rendering techniques, presentational styles, computer graphics.

6365 Design Studio II

Prereq: THR 6210 or THR 6361.

Continuation of THR 6210 or THR 6361.

6601 Studio I

Open only to Hilberry company members in M.F.A. theatre program.

Examination and analysis of a specific dramatic genre, style or historic period as it relates to acting, directing, or management. Correlative performance or other practical projects. Subject matter coordinated with the repertory of Hilberry Theatre.

6605 Studio II

Prereq: THR 6010 or THR 6601. Open only to Hilberry company members in M.F.A. theatre program.

Continuation of THR 6010 or THR 6601.

6661 Marketing the Theatre

Open only to M.F.A. theatre management students.

Marketing strategies for arts organizations. Topics include: subscription and membership sales, individual ticket sales.

7211 Acting Studio III: Advanced Michael Chekhov Technique

Prereq: THR 6215 and Graduate Standing.

Exploration of characterization through study of archetypes, centers, imaginary body, creative individuality, composition of space and connection to the audience. Subject matter will be supported by mask work and the techniques of Jacques LeCoq; and the study of High Comedy.

7215 Acting Studio IV: Advanced Study of Active Analysis and Physical Approach to Acting

Prereq: THR 7211 and graduate standing.

Advanced Stanislavski practices and exploration of other approaches to the study of physical theatre. Subject matter will explore contemporary, post-modern and devised texts.

7221 Theatrical Movement III - Dance Techniques

Prereq: THR 6225. Open only to Hilberry company members in M.F.A. theatre program.

Broadway and social dance techniques.

7225 Theatrical Movement IV - Ensemble Physicality

Prereq: THR 7221. Open only to Hilberry company members in the M.F.A. theatre program.

Viewpoints; ensemble-generated expressive movement.

7231 Voice and Speech III - Vocalizing Heightened Language & Shakespeare

Prereq: THR 6235. Open only to Hilberry company members in M.F.A. theatre program.

Application of voice and speech techniques to Shakespeare and heightened language, with additional studies in verse analysis

7235

Prereq: THR 7231. Open only to Hilberry company members in M.F.A. theatre program.

Improving the singing voice and applying the work to musical theatre performance. Continuation of Narrow phonetic transcription and Shakespearean phrasing; alliteration, antithesis, inflections, music; developing vocal power.

7271 Acting for the Camera

Prereq: Written consent of faculty advisor.

Acting technique and practice with an emphasis on developing the technical and emotional adjustments required for success in Film, TV and industry acting. Units include adjusting theatre acting technique for Film and TV; learning to "hit marks" and to understand frame sizes; and developing video auditions.

7325 Costume History and Design II

Prereq: THR 6600 or THR 7321.

Continuation of THR 6600 or THR 7321. Historical trends in fashion from Jacobean England through the 21st Century. (Formerly THR 6610.)

7381 Architecture and Decor

Historical study of the form and elements of architecture and decoration; emphasis on theatrical design.

7389 Design Internship

Open only to M.F.A. students in Scenery, Costumes, and Lighting Design.

Students are involved with the creative process and execution of a design element for a production at a commercial theatre in the Detroit Metro area.

7581 Repertory Theatre: Acting

Prereq: Open only to theatre students in the M.F.A. program.

Supervised experience in the Classic Theatre repertory program.

7582 Repertory Theatre: Design

Prereq: open only to students in the M.F.A. design program.

Supervised experience in practical application of design and technology specific to the design and implementation required to produce classical and contemporary theatre in a repertory model.

7583 Repertory Theatre: Stage Management

Prereq: open only to students in the M.F.A. stage management program.

Supervised experience in practical application of stage management techniques and processes required to produce classical and contemporary theatre in a repertory model.

7584 Repertory Theatre Management

Prereq: open only to students in M.F.A. theatre management program.

Supervised experience in various management assignments for WSU and for public relations activities for the Theatre Department.

7601 Studio III

Prereq: THR 6020 or THR 6605.

Continuation of THR 6020 or THR 6605.

7605 Studio IV

Prereq: theatre major in M.F.A. program; THR 7050 or THR 7601. Open only to members of Hilberry Company.

Continuation of THR 7050 or THR 7601.

7651 Leadership in the Arts

Prereq: M.F.A. candidate in theatre management.

Modern leadership skills and techniques in theatre and in external environments. Topics include visioning, team building, consensus building, leadership communications, distinctions and similarities between leadership and management.

7655 Human Resources and Financial Management for the Arts

Prereq: open only to M.F.A. theatre management students.

Topics include: leadership, group dynamics, staffing, employment and production-related contracts, accounting and budgeting for non-profit.

7741 Dramaturgy

Study and preparation of dramatic texts for production; historical, socio-political and theoretical perspectives for production dramaturgy and literary management.

7751 Study Abroad: Directed Study in Russian Theatre

Prereq: open only to graduate theatre students.

Focused studies on Russian theatre, performance, design and production; directed studies in contemporary Russian.

7901 Research Methods in Theatre and Dance

Prereq: graduate standing in theatre and dance degree program.

Principles and methods of research and documentation; use of research aids and guides in theatre study and practice.

7951 Foundations of Theatre and Dance Pedagogy

Prereq: graduate standing in theatre and dance degree program.

Historical, philosophical, cultural, and ethical dimensions of teaching and learning in multiple dance and theatre environments. Web course. (Formerly THR 7390.)

7990 Directed Study

Prereq: written consent of chairperson and graduate officer. Open only to graduate theatre students.

8211 Acting Studio V: Preparation for the Profession

Prereq: THR 7215.

Preparation and development of the professional head shot and resume; creation of personal website, and scene selection for the industry showcase. Subject matter will explore camera acting techniques, utilizing television scripts and screenplays.

8215 Acting Studio VI: Audition and Composition

Prereq: THR 8211.

Development and execution of the industry showcase; performance and interviews with industry specialists. Subject matter will focus on character types for the individual actor and development of an original solo piece or group devised work.

8221 Theatrical Movement V - Acrobatics

Prereq: THR 7225. Open only to Hilberry company members in M.F.A. theatre program.

Partner Russian Movement (acrobatics) and etude work.

8225 Theatrical Movement VI - Composition and Physical Devising

Prereq:THR 8221. Open only to Hilberry company members in M.F.A. theatre program.

Physical composition class building on previous techniques, working toward original devised performance pieces.

8231

Prereq: THR 7235. Open only to Hilberry company members in M.F.A. theatre program.

Studies in analyzing, learning, and performing accents & dialects for stage and film.

8235 Voice and Speech VI - Media Techniques

Prereq: THR 8231. Open only to Hilberry company members in M.F.A. theatre program.

Studies in the techniques needed for performance in voice-overs and camera.

8301 Design Studio III

Prereq: THR 6220 or THR 6365. Open only to M.F.A. students in theatre design.

Continuation of THR 6220 or THR 6365.

8305 Design Studio IV

Prereq: THR 7210 or THR 8301. Open only to M.F.A. students in theatre design.

Continuation of THR 7210 or THR 8301.

8601 Studio V

Prereq: THR 7060 or THR 7605. Open only to members of Hilberry Company in M.F.A. theatre program.

Continuation of THR 7060 or THR 7605; further practical studies in various theatre crafts.

8605 Studio VI

Prereq: THR 7110 or THR 8601. Open only to members of Hilberry Company in M.F.A. theatre program.

Continuation of THR 7110 or THR 8601; further practical studies in various theatre crafts.

8651 Entrepreneurship in the Theatre

Prereq: M.F.A. candidate in theatre management.

Elements involved in new theatre development, including business plan, municipal coordination, financing of new projects, creation of a theatre business office, long-term strategic planning, creation of a 501(c)(3), and board development. (Formerly THR 7320.)

8661 The Media and the Theatre

Prereq: M.F.A. candidate in theatre management.

Writing and working with the media: press releases, public service announcements, magazine queries, radio and television spot writing; using print and electronic media through features and interviews. (Formerly THR 7360.)

8665 Managing Groups and Teams

Prereq: M.F.A. candidate in theatre management.

Relationships between teams; how teams can be utilized to improve work performance. Practices used to strengthen confidence in supervisory skills.

8941 Teaching Internship I

Open only to third year Hilberry fellows in M.F.A. theatre program.

Assisting faculty members in teaching first-semester undergraduate-level courses.

8945 Teaching Internship II

Open only to third year Hilberry fellows in M.F.A. theatre program.

Assisting faculty members in teaching second-semester undergraduate-level courses.

8951 Art and Human Development

Prereq: graduate standing in theatre and dance degree program.

Integrated approaches for the arts for early childhood, youth and adolescents, and older adults. Web class. (Formerly THR 8300.)

8961 Artistic Praxis

Prereq: graduate standing in theatre and dance degree program.

Research and analysis of artistic practice leading to informed action; particular emphasis on the role of critical reflection in aesthetic development and evaluation of outcomes. Web class.

8965 Principles of Teaching Artistry

Prereq: graduate standing in theatre and dance degree program.

Research-based seminar on aspects of management administration, integrated arts, and assessment in multiple dance and theatre teaching artist environments. Web course.

8991 M.F.A. Management Exit Project

Prereq: last semester standing; prior written consent by graduate supervisor and faculty advisor. Open only to members of Hilberry company in M.F.A. theatre program.

8992 M.F.A. Design Exit Project

Prereq: THR 6000 or THR 6301. Open only to students in M.F.A. theatre design program.

Demonstration in the specific design area in the skills developed by the student designer. Portfolio presentation developed in consultation between the student and the design area advisor.

8995 M.F.A. Acting Exit Project

Prereq: Written consent of faculty advisor. Open only to students in the M.F.A. acting program.

Course designed to bridge from academia to the professional world. Selection, research and execution of seven monologues from a variety of period texts; development of a professional website; research and documentation of the artist's job market in a chosen geographic area. The course culminates in a final Oral Examination by each student's M.F.A. Exit Committee.

8998 M.F.A. Theatre Management Exit Project

Prereq: Graduate standing. Last semester standing; written consent of faculty advisor. Open only to students in the M.F.A. acting program.

Course designed to bridge from academia to the professional world. Development of a professional website and portfolio; research and documentation of the manager's job market in a chosen geographic area. The course culminates in a final Oral Examination by each student's M.F.A. Exit Committee.

9990 Pre-Doctoral Candidacy Research

Prereq: written consent of department and approval by Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Offered for S and U grades only.

9991 Doctoral Candidate Status I: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: Ph.D. candidate in department and approval by the Ph.D Officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following advancement to Ph.D. candidacy. Offered for S and U grades only.

9992 Doctoral Candidate Status II: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: THR 9991 and approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following THR 9991. Offered for S and U grades only.

9993 Doctoral Candidate Status III: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: THR 9992 and approval by the Ph.D. officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following THR 9992. Offered for S and U grades only.

9994 Doctoral Candidate Status IV: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: THR 9993 and approval of Ph.D. of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following THR 9993. Offered for S and U grades only.

9995 Candidate Maintenance Status: Doctoral Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School; completion of 30 credits in THR 9991-9994. Offered for S and U grades only.