Wayne State University

Course listing

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1010 (VP) Introduction to the Theatre

Historical, critical and cultural aspects of theatre and drama discussed relative to play attendance. No credit after THR 1111.

1041 (VP) Musical Theatre Appreciation

Survey of American musical theatre from its multiple historical origins to the present. Development of musical theatre understanding and critical observational skills through focus on the ways in which the genre has emerged through interactions between musical theatre artists and their audiences.

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. Required for theatre majors. No credit after THR 1010.

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

Prerequisites: ([THR 1040 with a minimum grade of C] OR [THR 1211 with a minimum grade of C]) Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Theatre or Theatre Honors; enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

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

1411 Fundamentals of Crafts: Scenery and Costumes

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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

1451 Principles of Makeup

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Theatre or Theatre Honors; enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees.

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

1461 Fundamentals of Crafts: Lighting and Stage Management

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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

2211 Acting: Scene Study

Prerequisites: ([THR 1211 with a minimum grade of C] OR [THR 1040 with a minimum grade of C]) Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Theatre or Theatre Honors; enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

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

2231 Voice Lab I

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Theatre or Theatre Honors; enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

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

2251 Musical Theatre Performance I

Prereq: written consent of academic advisor.

Studio course; examining styles of musical theatre performance; applying acting techniques to interpret styles throughout the era of musical theatre.

2580 Theatre Laboratory

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Theatre or Theatre Honors.

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

2581 Theatre Studio - Performance

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Supervised studio in theatre performance requiring participation in department productions.

2582 Theatre Studio - Scenery/Lighting

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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

2583 Theatre Studio - Costumes

Prerequisites: ([THR 1411 with a minimum grade of C]) Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Supervised studio in theatrical costuming applied to department productions.

2584 Theatre Studio - Stage Management

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Supervised studio in stage management applied to department productions.

2585 Theatre Studio - Theatre Management

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Supervised studio in theatre management as applied to department productions.

2586 Theatre Studio - Running Crew

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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

2587 Theatre Studio - Production

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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

Prerequisites: ([THR 2030 with a minimum grade of D-]) Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Theatre or Theatre Honors; enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

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

Prerequisites: ([THR 2020 with a minimum grade of C] OR [THR 3221 with a minimum grade of C]) Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Theatre or Theatre Honors; enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

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

Prerequisites: ([THR 2170 with a minimum grade of C] OR [THR 3231 with a minimum grade of C]) Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Theatre or Theatre Honors; enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

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

3570 Technical Theatre Problems

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Theatre or Theatre Honors; enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

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

3581 Advanced Theatre Studio - Performance

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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

3582 Advanced Theatre Studio - Scenery/Lighting

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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

3583 Advanced Theatre Studio - Costumes

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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

3584 Advanced Theatre Studio - Stage Management

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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

3585 Advanced Theatre Studio - Theatre Management

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Supervised studio in theatre management applied to department productions.

3586 Advanced Theatre Studio - Running Crew

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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

3587 Advanced Theatre Studio - Production

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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

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.

3738 Applied Theatre Practicum

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

3990 Directed Study

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Theatre or Theatre Honors.

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

Prerequisites: ([THR 3020 with a minimum grade of C]) Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Theatre or Theatre Honors; enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

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

Prerequisite: THR 4211 with a minimum grade of C Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Senior; enrollment is limited to students with a major in Theatre.

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

Prerequisite: THR 4211 with a minimum grade of C Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Senior; enrollment is limited to students with a major in Theatre.

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

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Senior; enrollment is limited to students with a major in Theatre or Theatre Honors; enrollment limited to students in the BA in Fine Arts program; enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Development of a personal electronic portfolio demonstrating computer proficiency.

4998 Capstone Honors Thesis

Prerequisite: (THR 3410 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or THR 3460 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or THR 3030 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or THR 3731 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or THR 3735 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Senior; enrollment is limited to students with a major in Theatre Honors; enrollment limited to students in the BA in Fine Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts programs; enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees.

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

Prerequisites: ([THR 5080 with a minimum grade of C] OR [THR 5311 with a minimum grade of C])

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

5321 Theatre Costuming I

Prerequisite: THR 1411 with a minimum grade of C

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

Prerequisite: THR 1461 with a minimum grade of C

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.

5422 Introduction to Scene Painting

Studio and demonstration course as an introduction to painting for the stage, with an emphasis on the materials, texturing techniques, three-dimensional effects and the beginning work from painter's elevations.

5711 Play Direction

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.

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

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

5831 Pioneers of the Modern Theatre

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

Prerequisites: (May be taken concurrently: [THR 5811] OR [THR 5812] OR Completion of Intermediate Composition Requirement) Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Theatre or Theatre Honors; enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees.

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. Required for all majors.

5995 Special Topics in Theatre

Equivalent: THR 550, THR 5500

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

6211 Acting Studio I: Fundamentals of the Stanislavski System

Open only to Hilberry Company members in the M.F.A. Acting Program. Offered for graduate credit only. A study of the Method of Active Analysis through Physical Action, a post-1991 understanding and practice of the teachings of Konstantin Stanislavski. Subject matter to be chosen from modern texts - Anton Chekhov through Eugene O'Neill.

6215 Acting Studio II: Introduction to the Michael Chekhov

Prerequisite: THR 6211 with a minimum grade of C Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Understanding and application of the principles and tools of the Technique: Psycho-physical approach; Imagination and Incorporation of Images; Improvisation and Ensemble work; Atmosphere; and Psychological Gesture. Subject matter to be chosen from the plays of William Shakespeare. Clues from First Folio renditions of the plays will be identified on all analysis assignments.

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.

6225 Theatrical Movement II - Introduction to Movement Analysis

Prerequisite: THR 6070 with a minimum grade of C or THR 6221 with a minimum grade of C Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Fine Arts degree.

Yoga; Laban Movement Analysis for analyzing and further strengthening the body.

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. Offered for graduate credit only.

6235 Voice and Speech II: Speech Foundations

Prerequisite: THR 6050 with a minimum grade of C or THR 6231 with a minimum grade of C Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Master of Fine Arts degree.

Studies in speech and phonetics through physiology, articulatory improvement, and phonetics with application to text. Offered for graduate credit only.

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.

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.

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

Prerequisite: THR 5300 with a minimum grade of C or THR 5335 with a minimum grade of C Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Master of Fine Arts degree.

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

Prerequisite: THR 5300 with a minimum grade of C or THR 5335 with a minimum grade of C

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

Prerequisite: THR 6000 with a minimum grade of C or THR 6301 with a minimum grade of C Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Master of Fine Arts degree.

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.

6381 Styles of Design

Prerequisite: THR 6000 with a minimum grade of C or THR 6301 with a minimum grade of C Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Master of Fine Arts degree.

Survey and analysis of theatrical styles of production in European and American theatre, related to historical theory and practice. Research and comparative analysis; some laboratory project work.

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

Prerequisite: THR 6010 with a minimum grade of C or THR 6601 with a minimum grade of C Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Master of Fine Arts degree.

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.

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.

7321 Costume History and Design I

Prerequisite: THR 6000 with a minimum grade of C or THR 6301 with a minimum grade of C Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Historical trends in fashion from ancient Egypt to Elizabethan England, as it pertains to theatre arts and its literature. Study of various periods and genres; design of costumes for plays of these periods based on a historical approach.

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

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Master of Fine Arts degree.

Supervised experience in the Classic Theatre repertory program.

7582 Repertory Theatre: Design

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Master of Fine Arts degree.

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

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Theatre; enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Master of Fine Arts degree.

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

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Master of Fine Arts degree.

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

Prerequisite: THR 7050 with a minimum grade of C Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Master of Fine Arts degree.

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.

7661 Market Data and Decisions in the Arts

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Master of Fine Arts degree.

Market data and analyzing techniques used in theatre; making informed short-term and long-term decisions.

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.

7990 Directed Study

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

7999 Master's Essay Direction

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Candidate Masters; enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Master of Arts degree.

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

Prerequisite: THR 8211 with a minimum grade of C or THR 7110 with a minimum grade of C Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

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

Prerequisite: THR 7140 with a minimum grade of C or THR 8221 with a minimum grade of C Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Master of Fine Arts degree.

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

8231 Voice and Speech V: Accents & Dialects for Stage and Media

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

Prerequisite: THR 7180 with a minimum grade of C or THR 8231 with a minimum grade of C Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Master of Fine Arts degree.

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

8301 Design Studio III

Prerequisite: THR 6220 with a minimum grade of C or THR 6365 with a minimum grade of C Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Master of Fine Arts degree.

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

Prerequisite: THR 7110 with a minimum grade of C or THR 8601 with a minimum grade of C Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Master of Fine Arts degree.

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

8661 The Media and the Theatre

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Candidate Masters; enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Master of Fine Arts degree.

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.

8875 Seminar: Research Topics in Theatre and Drama

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

In-depth research on selected topics in theatre and dance.

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

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Master of Fine Arts degree.

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

8951 Art and Human Development

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Integrated approaches for the arts for early childhood, youth and adolescents, and older adults. Web class.

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

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

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

8991 MFA Management Exit Project

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Master of Fine Arts degree.

8992 MFA Design Exit Project

Prerequisite: THR 6000 with a minimum grade of C or THR 6301 with a minimum grade of C Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Master of Fine Arts degree.

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 MFA Acting Exit Project

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Master of Fine Arts degree.

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 MFA Theatre Management Exit Project

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Master of Fine Arts degree.

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.

9991 Doctoral Candidate Status I: Dissertation Research and Direction

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Doctoral Candidate; enrollment is limited to students with a major in Theatre; enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

9992 Doctoral Candidate Status II: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prerequisite: THR 9991 with a minimum grade of S Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Doctoral Candidate; enrollment is limited to students with a major in Theatre; enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

9993 Doctoral Candidate Status III: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prerequisite: THR 9992 with a minimum grade of S Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Doctoral Candidate; enrollment is limited to students with a major in Theatre; enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

9994 Doctoral Candidate Status IV: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prerequisite: THR 9993 with a minimum grade of S Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Doctoral Candidate; enrollment is limited to students with a major in Theatre; enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

9995 Candidate Maintenance Status: Doctoral Dissertation Research and Direction

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Doctoral Candidate; enrollment is limited to students with a major in Theatre; enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.