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  Jun 20, 2024
 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Theatre and Dance


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Lisa Martin-Stuart, Chair/ Co-Artistic Director


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Programs

The Department of Theatre and Dance offers the Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in theatre and dance.

Theatre

The theatre major is especially suitable for persons wishing a strong liberal arts education and/or preparation for careers in theatre, the entertainment industry, communication, education, law, medicine, the ministry, etc.

Dance

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Dance offers two concentrations: (1) Performance and Choreography with focuses in ballet or contemporary dance and (2) Dance Education K-12. The performance and choreography focus in classical ballet requires 8 ballet techniques and 4 contemporary techniques classes. The contemporary dance focus requires 6 contemporary techniques, 4 ballet techniques and 2 techniques of other forms of dance. Academic coursework such as choreography, dance history, and theory courses are in ballet or contemporary dance, depending on the focus. Dance performances include full-length ballet productions, classical repertory and contemporary works. Dance Performance/Choreography majors must earn at least 5 credits of DANC 177 Dance Company before graduation.


 

Theatre and Dance

 

Courses

  • DANC 101 - Dance Appreciation

    Credits: 3

    An eclectic survey of various dance forms including primitive, historic, ballet, modern, and Broadway musical

    Note: Carolina Core AIU

  • DANC 102 - Ballet Technique I

    Credits: 2

    A beginning study of ballet with emphasis on alignment, classical historical traditions, and combinations or movement. Suffix A is for dance majors and minors; suffix B is for nonmajors. May be repeated up to six times for credit.

  • DANC 103 - The Dancer’s Body

    Credits: 3

    Anatomy and movement analysis for dancers.

  • DANC 111 - World Dance I

    Credits: 2

    World Dance is dance experience in diverse world dance forms. Suffix A is for dance majors and minors; suffix B is for nonmajors. May be repeated up to six times for credit.

  • DANC 112 - Contemporary Dance Technique I

    Credits: 2

    An introduction to modern dance with the beginning practice of movement technique. Suffix A is for dance majors and minors; suffix B is for nonmajors. May be repeated up to six times for credit.

  • DANC 113 - World Dance II

    Credits: 2

    World Dance is dance experience in diverse world dance forms. Suffix A is for dance majors and minors; suffix B is for nonmajors. May be repeated up to six times for credit

  • DANC 150 - Introduction to Dance

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to dance as art, communication, and cultural expression as it applies to a career in dance.

    Note: Open to non-majors.

  • DANC 160 - Dance Improvisation and Composition

    Credits: 3

    An introductory course on dance composition and the creative process. Exploration and improvisation of different dance forms; specific choreographic tools. Suffix A is for dance majors and minors; suffix B is for nonmajors. May be repeated up to six times for credit.

  • DANC 170 - Ballroom Dance I

    Credits: 2

    Introduction of six major dances (Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Cha Cha, Swing, and Rumba) to students with no dance experience. The emphasis will be on learning dance figures and patterns.

  • DANC 171 - Ballroom Dance II

    Credits: 2

    Intermediate steps will include challenging choreography or patterns. The emphasis in technique will be based on developing speed and elegance while dancing complex patterns.

    Prerequisites: DANC 170 or equivalent

  • DANC 177 - Dance Company I

    Credits: 1

    This course is designed for rehearsals leading to dance performances; and including student choreography, on stage productions, the dance touring ensemble and components of dance production. Repeat seven times.

  • DANC 178 - Jazz Dance Technique I

    Credits: 2

    A beginning level class focusing on coordination, rhythm, alignment, jazz vocabulary, and jazz dance positions. May be repeated up to six times for credit.

  • DANC 202 - Ballet Technique II

    Credits: 1-2 variable

    Second level of classical ballet technique facilitating skill in allegro and adagio work. Suffix A is for dance majors and minors; suffix B is for nonmajors. May be repeated up to six times for credit.

    Prerequisites: DANC 102 or equivalent

  • DANC 204 - Pointe II

    Credits: 2

    Pointe technique and skills on pointe, an extension of ballet technique at the foundational level. May be repeated four times.

    Prerequisites: DANC 202 or equivalent

  • DANC 212 - Contemporary Dance Technique II

    Credits: 1-2

    A second level of contemporary technique, with emphasis on skill refinement and aesthetic elements. Suffix A is for dance majors and minors; suffix B is for nonmajors. May be repeated up to six times for credit.

    Prerequisites: DANC 112 or equivalent, placement audition or permission of instructor

  • DANC 260 - Laban Movement Analysis

    Credits: 3

    An examination of Laban Movement analysis – a language for understanding, observing, describing and notating all forms of movement. Experiential, analytical and performance teaching methods will be used.

    Prerequisites: DANC 160 or permission of instructor

  • DANC 270 - Dance Education I

    Credits: 4

    An overview of teaching dance as art in K-12, foundations for dance curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

    Prerequisites: DANC 160, 281, or 282, at least one. Not open to freshmen or sophomores. Minimum of 90 hour in program of study. Recommended students have completed at least three semesters of technique

  • DANC 275 - Pilates I

    Credits: 2

    Innovative system of exercises for the mind and body. Teaching posture, body awareness, and easy graceful movement at a beginner’s level.

  • DANC 278 - Jazz Dance Technique II

    Credits: 2

    An intermediate level class focusing on coordination, rhythm, alignment, jazz vocabulary, jazz dance positions, and expanded knowledge of theatrical jazz dance. May be repeated up to six times for credit

    Prerequisites: DANC 178 or permission of instructor

  • DANC 281 - Dance History I

    Credits: 3

    Overview of the development of dance through the 19th century.

  • DANC 282 - Dance History II

    Credits: 3

    Development of dance from the 20th century to the present.

    Prerequisites: DANC 281

  • DANC 300 - Music for Dancers

    Credits: 3

    Rhythmic analysis, reading and metric patterns, construction and use of scores from musical theatre to symphonic orchestration with exercises to enhance the knowledge of relationship between dance and music.

  • DANC 302 - Ballet Technique III

    Credits: 1-2

    Third level of classical ballet technique. Suffix A is for dance majors and minors; suffix B is for nonmajors. May be repeated up to six times for credit.

    Prerequisites: DANC 202 or equivalent

  • DANC 303 - Pointe III

    Credits: 1-2

    Pointe technique and skills on pointe, an extension of ballet technique at the intermediate level. Study and execution of female variations from classical repertory. May be repeated four times.

    Prerequisites: DANC 202 or equivalent

  • DANC 304 - Intermediate Tap Dance

    Credits: 3

    Advanced fundamentals of tap dance, including intermediate/advanced rhythmic structure and incorporation of alignment and style.

    Prerequisites: permission of instructor

  • DANC 307 - West African Dance I

    Credits: 3

    The history and practice of indigenous West African dance.

  • DANC 310 - Dance Analysis and Criticism

    Credits: 3

    Theoretical practices and cultural perspectives of dance making.

    Prerequisites: DANC 281 and 282

  • DANC 312 - Contemporary Dance Technique III

    Credits: 1-2

    A third level technique with refinement skills, and complex combinations. Suffix A is for dance majors and minors; suffix B is for nonmajors. May be repeated up to six times for credit

    Prerequisites: DANC 212 or equivalent

  • DANC 360 - Choreography I

    Credits: 3

    An intermediate level choreography and composition course designed to create and adapt work in different dance forms in modern, jazz, and ballet.

    Prerequisites: DANC 260; recommend students have completed at least three semesters of technique

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Dance, BA

  • DANC 370 - Dance Education II: Creative Dance for Children

    Credits: 4

    A second level of teaching dance as art in K-12, foundations for dance curriculum, instruction and assessment.

    Prerequisites: DANC 270
    Not open to freshmen and sophomores. Recommend students have completed at least four semesters of technique and world dance.

  • DANC 375 - Pilates II

    Credits: 2

    Innovative system of exercises for the mind and body. Teaching posture, body awareness, and easy graceful movement at an intermediate level.

    Prerequisites: DANC 275 or equivalent

  • DANC 377 - Historic Dance

    Credits: 3

    A course open to all students interested in gaining knowledge of early dances from the 15th Basse, Pavanne and Gaillarde of the Renaissance era to the Baroque dances from the court of Louis XIV.

  • DANC 378 - Jazz Dance Technique III

    Credits: 1-2

    Advanced-level jazz dance technique. May be repeated up to six times for credit.

  • DANC 380 - Movement and Dance for Musical Theatre

    Credits: 3

    Styles of movement and dance in musical theatre from the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s to modern contemporary musical theatre. Choreographing for musicals, cultural forms of dance, staging for vocal pieces.

  • DANC 381 - Dance History

    Credits: 3

    A survey of dance from ethnic and social to professional dance, from the time of the Greeks through the twentieth century

  • DANC 382 - Body Conditioning/Gyrokinesis Method

    Credits: 2

    Body conditioning technique designed to increase strength, flexibility, and coordination, enhancing the dance students’ performance ability and body awareness.

  • DANC 385 - Men’s Ballet

    Credits: 1

    Study of the art of classical ballet for men with increased emphasis on facilitating skill in allegro and adagio work specific to male technique.

    Prerequisites: 4 semesters of ballet or equivalent

  • DANC 390 - Dance Studio Operation

    Credits: 3

    Advanced training methods and techniques in all forms of dance. Emphasis on recent research in dance curriculum and operational technique. For experienced dance teachers

  • DANC 399 - Independent Study and Research

    Credits: 3-6

    Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students

  • DANC 402 - Ballet Technique IV

    Credits: 1-2

    Intensive fourth level of classical ballet technique. Suffix A is for dance majors and minors; suffix B is for nonmajors. May be repeated up to six times for credit.

    Prerequisites: DANC 302 or equivalent

  • DANC 403 - Pointe Variations for Intermediate/Advanced Ballet

    Credits: 1-2

    Pointe technique, an extension of ballet technique skills on pointe. Study and execution of female variations from classical repertory. May be repeated four times.

    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor

  • DANC 407 - West African Dance II

    Credits: 3

    Study of the development of West African music and dance, emphasizing cultural, social, and physical influences. Exploration of the relationship between dancer and the drummer at an intermediate level

    Prerequisites: DANC 307 or permission of instructor

  • DANC 412 - Contemporary Dance Technique IV

    Credits: 1-2

    Intensive advanced level contemporary dance technique. Suffix A is for dance majors and minors; suffix B is for nonmajors. May be repeated up to six times for credit.

    Prerequisites: DANC 312 or equivalent

  • DANC 420 - Teaching Methods of Ballet

    Credits: 3

    The foundations of ballet technique are analyzed systematically. Students will learn to teach ballet technique and organize course work for all levels.

    Prerequisites: recommend students have completed at least four semesters of ballet technique

  • DANC 421 - Teaching Methods of Contemporary Dance

    Credits: 3

    The foundations of contemporary dance technique are analyzed systematically. Students will learn to teach contemporary dance technique and organize course work for all levels.

    Prerequisites: recommend students have completed at least four semesters of contemporary dance technique

  • DANC 440 - Pas de Deux (Partnering)

    Credits: 1-2

    Study of the art of classical ballet pas de deux for men and women. Special attention will include adagio work from classical ballet repertory and contemporary dance

    Prerequisites: DANC 302 or equivalent

  • DANC 450 - Musical Theatre Workshop

    Credits: 2

    Intensive musical theatre training in areas of song interpretation, musical theatre, dance, voice and acting.

    Effective Summer I 2011

    Cross-listed Course: THEA 450, MUSC 450

  • DANC 460 - Choreography II

    Credits: 3

    An intermediate level choreography course to further examine choreographic construction methods.

    Prerequisites: DANC 160 and three semesters of technique courses

  • DANC 470 - Dance Education III: Dance Pedagogy for Middle and High School

    Credits: 3

    The application of teaching dance as art for middle and high school. Elements to be taught will be foundations for dance curriculum, instruction and assessment.

    Prerequisites: DANC 270, 270P, 370, 370P, five semesters of ballet, five semesters of modern dance. Not open to freshmen or sophomores. Minimum of 90 hours in program of study

  • DANC 471 - Synthesis of Dance Education Constructs (pre-internship seminar).

    Credits: 1

    Seminar allows students to synthesize content and skills from all previous course work for dance and education before their student teaching experience.

    Corequisite: DANC 470

    Prerequisites: DANC 270, 270P, 370, 370P. Open only to teacher certification candidates in dance education

  • updated DANC 475

    DANC 475 - Inner Mastery Through Movement

    Credits: 3

    A mind/body integration course designed for performing artists.

     

    Cross-listed Course: THEA 375

  • DANC 476 - Production Design for Dance

    Credits: 3

    Technical theatre functions, the structure and purpose of production design, and stage production as it relates to the whole of dance and theatrical performance.

  • DANC 478 - Integrated Approaches in Dance Education

    Credits: 3

    The application and integration of instructional technology; interdisciplinary, integrated, and immersion instructional strategies; and approaches to cultural dance pedagogy.

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Dance, BA

  • DANC 479 - Teaching Internship in Dance Education

    Credits: 12

    The student will demonstrate the pedagogical knowledge, skill, and disposition necessary to effectively teach K-12 dance education as defined by NASD and NCATE and as measured by a departmental student teaching evaluation.

    Prerequisites: minimum of 90 hours in program of study and a 2.5 GPA or higher, formally admitted to the professional program, completed 6 hours of approved courses in the field of education, and completed the additional course requirement for dance education; coreq: EDSE 484 should be taken the same semester

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Dance, BA

  • DANC 482 - Body Conditioning/Gyrokinesis Method II

    Credits: 1

    Body conditioning technique that simultaneously stretches and strengthens the body at an intermediate level. Gyrokinesis teaches complete freedom of movement through exercises synchronized with corresponding breathing patterns enhancing aerobic and cardiovascular stimulation and promoting neuromuscular awareness. Restricted to dance majors/minors only.

    Prerequisites: DANC 382 or permission of department

  • DANC 490 - Senior Capstone Dance Project

    Credits: 3

    Culmination of the performance/ choreography dance emphasis. Senior project encompassing a choreographic work or research thesis.

    Prerequisites: DANCE 160 and 360

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Dance, BA

  • DANC 500 - Selected Topics in Dance

    Credits: 1

    A series of courses, each lasting one-third of a semester. Topics and prerequisites are announced in the class schedule for each semester and content varies by suffix and title.  May be repeated six times.

  • DANC 573 - Dancer’s Workshop

    Credits: 1

    Individual advanced training in movement, improvisation, flexibility, and precision in dance styles including modern and ballet

    Prerequisites: graduate standing or three credits in dance

  • DANC 577 - Dance Performance

    Credits: 3

    Rehearsal, choreographic analysis, and dance performance. All components of dance production—including music, costume, lighting, and scenery—will be considered.

    Cross-listed Course: PEDU 577

  • DANC 586 - The Articulate Body

    Credits: 3

    Theoretical and experimental exploration of the major body systems and development movements to bring more articulation to the body and more awareness and physical ease in performance.

    Cross-listed Course: THEA 586

  • DANC 599 - Special Topics in Dance

    Credits: 3

    Reading and research on selected topics. Course content varies and will be announced in the schedule of classes by suffix and title. May be repeated once as topics vary.

  • THEA 120 - Laboratory Theatre Production

    Credits: 1

    Procedures for implementation of processes involved in the Laboratory Theatre Production Program. Supervised preparation of all performance and production elements involved in the collaborative process of theatre production. Course content varies according to season production program.

    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor or by audition. May be repeated for credit.

  • THEA 121 - Theatre Running Crew Laboratory

    Credits: 1

    Procedures and processes of running crews for the Mainstage Theatre Production Program. Collaborative teamwork through supervised participation in various theatre production running crews (management, scenic, lighting, sound, costumes and makeup). Course content varies according to season production program.

    Note: May be repeated for credit.

  • THEA 122 - Theatre Performance Laboratory

    Credits: 1

    Preparation and procedures of the rehearsal and performance processes for the Mainstage Theatre Production Program. Collaborative teamwork through supervised participation in an acting company. Course content varies according to season production program.

    Prerequisites: THEA 120

    Note: By audition only. May be repeated for credit

  • THEA 123 - Theatre Production Studio

    Credits: 1

    Procedures and processes for the Mainstage Production Program. Collaborative teamwork through supervised participation in various theatre production student crews (scenic, lighting, sound, costume, makeup, and promotions). Course content varies according to season production program.

    Prerequisites: THEA 121

  • THEA 170 - Fundamentals of Acting

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to the art and craft of acting. Practical exploration through improvisation and scripted scene work. Includes a brief history of the development of modern acting techniques.

    Note: Carolina Core AIU

  • THEA 172 - Basic Stage Makeup

    Credits: 1

    The study and application of the principles of the art of makeup for the theatre.

  • THEA 181 - Shakespeare in Performance

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to Shakespeare’s works on page, stage, and screen. Emphasis placed on performances of scripts. History of Shakespeare’s works/productions, stage/screen technique. Viewings of film adaptations required.

    Note: Carolina Core AIU

  • THEA 200 - Understanding and Appreciation of Theatre

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to the understanding and appreciation of theatrical experience. Attendance at theatrical performances required.

    Note: Carolina Core AIU

  • THEA 201 - Introduction to Theatre Studies

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to methods of analyzing and interpreting drama, with emphasis on play structure, genre, and style. Designed for the theatre major in preparation for theatre scholarship, performance, production, and design.

    Prerequisites: Theatre major or consent of instructor

  • THEA 221 - Stage Management Laboratory

    Credits: 3

    Supervised participation in theatre stage management. May be repeated once for credit.

    Prerequisites: THEA 120 and 121

  • THEA 230 - Make-up Design for Theatre and Film

    Credits: 3

    Theory and practice of make-up design for theatre and film. The application of analytical and research skills in the visual development of the character.

  • THEA 240 - Beginning Voice and Speech

    Credits: 3

    Study and practical application of voice and speech fundamentals in performance. Emphasis on speaking with ease, power and clarity to impact an audience.

  • THEA 241 - Voice and Speech Studio

    Credits: 1-3 variable

    Training in vocal skills needed by actors such as dialect, verse speaking and voice for a variety of media. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites: THEA 240; by permission of instructor

  • THEA 252 - Stage Costume Construction

    Credits: 3

    An introductory course in the principles and practice of costume construction.

  • THEA 253 - Stagecraft

    Credits: 3

    A beginning course in the principles and practice of scenic technology.

  • THEA 270 - Beginning Acting

    Credits: 3

    An exploration of the acting process through scene study. Focus will be on developing the actor’s personal technique, emphasizing emotional truthfulness and authenticity.

  • THEA 280 - Elements of Design for Theatre Production

    Credits: 3

    Foundational application of design principles and vocabulary as applied to the creative process in production design for theatre. Play analysis, creative and visual thinking, and graphic representation.

  • THEA 283 - Introduction to Theatre Sound Design

    Credits: 3

    Introduces the students to the basic principles of sound design and technology. Related topics include physics of sound, use and maintenance of equipment, script analysis, and creative thinking.

  • THEA 288 - Introduction to Stage Lighting

    Credits: 3

    Principles and practices of theatrical lighting design. Course not available for major credit

  • THEA 340 - Literature and Performance

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to the study of literature through performance; reading, analysis, and performance of prose, poetry, nonfiction, and drama.

    Cross-listed Course: SPCH 340

  • THEA 359 - Theatrical Imagery

    Credits: 3

    The theory and application of visual imagery in theatrical design; identification and selection of historical motifs.

  • THEA 369 - Japanese Culture and Society through Theatre

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to Japanese traditional theatre and its influences on Japanese culture and society. Taught in English.

    Cross-listed Course: JAPA 351

  • THEA 370 - Intermediate Acting

    Credits: 3

    Development of acting skills through study of acting techniques emphasizing emotional truthfulness and authenticity. Application to scene study, monologues and auditions. Intensive script analysis for character development.

    Prerequisites: THEA 170 or 270

  • THEA 372 - Acting from a Physical Point of View

    Credits: 3

    Development of physical acting skills related to modern acting techniques emphasizing emotional truthfulness and authenticity. Promoting the experience of full body awareness and expressiveness in character development and storytelling. Includes performative states of relaxation, balance and presence and ensemble work.

  • THEA 373 - Movement Laboratory

    Credits: 1

    Training in specific physical skills for actors: stage combat, mime, folk dance, tap dance, etc. May be repeated for credit.

  • THEA 375 - Inner Mastery Through Movement

    Credits: 3

    A mind/body integration course designed for performing artists.

    Effective Summer I 2011

    Cross-listed Course: DANC 475

  • THEA 380 - Production Design for Theatre

    Credits: 3

    Principles of production design in scenery, costumes, lighting and sound. Play analysis, periods styles, creative and visual thinking and graphic representation.

    Prerequisites: THEA 280

    Note: Restricted to Theater majors. Special permission by instructor

  • THEA 399 - Independent Study and Research

    Credits: 3-6

    Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

  • THEA 440 - Advanced Voice and Speech for the Actor

    Credits: 3

    Advanced vocal techniques as applied to performance. Specific skills covered may include vocal flexibility and range, vocal dynamics, dialects, and voice-over technique.

    Prerequisites: THEA 240

  • THEA 450 - Musical Theatre Workshop

    Credits: 2

    Intensive musical theatre training in areas of song interpretation, musical theatre, dance, voice and acting.

    Effective Summer I 2011

    Cross-listed Course: DANC 450, MUSC 450

  • THEA 452 - Special Topics in Costume Technology

    Credits: 3

    A specialty skills course for advanced students of theatrical costume design and technology. Topics will include tailoring, fabric modification, needle arts, millinery, etc. Course may be repeated as topics vary.

    Prerequisites: THEA 252 or permission of instructor

  • THEA 453 - Computer Aided Drafting for Theatre

    Credits: 3

    Develop basic and intermediate skills in using computer aided drafting programs for theatrical designs and technical drawings.

  • THEA 489 - Introduction to Costume Design

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to the basic principles and elements of design as they apply to the costume designer. Script and character analysis, costume rendering, and production unity.

    Prerequisites: THEA 280 or permission of instructor

  • THEA 490 - Theatre Capstone Course

    Credits: 3

    Principles, procedures and practice of the creative and collaborative process. Aspects of the discipline with focus on creative and effective collaboration and communication skills amoong theatre artists, scholars and technicians. Practical and planning skills for professional success after graduation.

    Prerequisites: THEA 270 and 280, and 6 hours from 300 level class or above

    Note: Restricted to majors only. Special permission by instructor.

  • THEA 500 - Selected Topics in Theatre

    Credits: 1

    A series of courses, each lasting one-third of a semester. Topics and prerequisites are announced in the class schedule for each semester.

  • THEA 510 - Rendering Techniques for the Theatre

    Credits: 3

    Rendering techniques for the communication of concepts and mood in the design process.

  • THEA 520 - Playwright’s Workshop

    Credits: 3

    Principles and practice of playwriting. Writing, adapting, and revising plays. May be repeated with consent of department chair.

  • THEA 522 - Drama in Education

    Credits: 3

    Comprehensive review of drama strategies, methods and pedagogical practices to be applied to non-drama learning contexts. Practical experience with the necessary skills, philosophies and techniques of drama in education.

    Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or higher

  • THEA 526 - Children’s Theatre

    Credits: 3

    Special problems in producing plays for child audiences

    Prerequisites: THEA 170 and 253, or consent of instructor

  • THEA 527 - Applied Theatre Arts

    Credits: 3

    Principles and practices of theatre-making within community contexts to address local issues and to provide aesthetic strategies for creative problem solving through theatre.

    Note: Special Permission by instructor

  • THEA 529 - Theatre Management

    Credits: 3

    Problems involved in organizing, administering, and promoting the non-professional theatre

  • THEA 530 - Period Styles for Wig and Hair Design

    Credits: 3

    Research and execution of period styles for wigs, hair, and facial pieces as related to theatrical and media design.

    Prerequisites: THEA 230 and 550 or permission of instructor

  • THEA 531 - Theatre Graphics

    Credits: 3

    Specialized graphic techniques used in the preparation of a theatrical production. Practice in the execution and interpretation of working drawings, perspective sketches, color renderings, scale models, etc.

  • THEA 550 - History of Costume

    Credits: 3

    A survey of clothing through the ages with emphasis on the dress of the actor in significant periods of theatrical activity. From ancient times to present day.

  • THEA 552 - Stage Costume Pattern Drafting and Drawing

    Credits: 3

    The principles of pattern making for costume construction using flat-pattern and draping techniques.

  • THEA 553 - Advanced Stagecraft

    Credits: 3

    Advanced principles and practices of stagecraft.

    Prerequisites: THEA 253 or equivalent

  • THEA 554 - Performing Arts Safety

    Credits: 3

    Study of health and safety hazards for actors, technicians, and audience members.

  • THEA 555 - Scene Painting for the Stage

    Credits: 3

    Techniques of scene painting. Application of principles of painting to the stage

  • THEA 556 - Stage Design

    Credits: 3

    Survey of the history and principles of scene design. Assignments will involve drawings, watercolor sketches, and scale models

  • THEA 557 - Advanced Scenic Design

    Credits: 3

    Advanced procedures and techniques of scenic design

    Prerequisites: THEA 556 or consent of instructor

  • THEA 561 - History of the Theatre I

    Credits: 3

    A survey of plays, playwrights, actors, production, and the physical development of theatres from the time of the Greeks to 1660; reading of representative plays required.

  • THEA 562 - History of the Theatre II

    Credits: 3

    A survey of plays, playwrights, actors, production, and the physical development of theatres from 1660 to the present; reading of representative plays required.

  • THEA 563 - History of Modern Theatre

    Credits: 3

    History of Western Theatre since the early 20th century. Students will be introduced to major figures, plays, and movements and explore influences from the broader culture on theatrical expression.

  • THEA 565 - African American Theatre

    Credits: 3

    The major movements, figures, plays, and critical strategies that have marked the development of African American theatre in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

    Cross-listed Course: ENGL 565, AFAM 565

    Prerequisites: All Literature Courses 300 and above require ENGL 101, 102, and one course between ENGL 270-292.

  • THEA 567 - Dramatic Theory I

    Credits: 3

    A survey of the major works of dramatic theory and criticism, with emphasis on theories of theatrical performance. from Aristotle through 18th-century neo-classicism.

  • THEA 568 - Dramatic Theory II

    Credits: 3

    A survey of the major works of dramatic theory and criticism, with emphasis on theories of theatrical performance from the 18th century to the present.

  • THEA 569 - Dramaturgy

    Credits: 3

    A study of dramatic structure as it relates to theatrical production. Emphasis on script reading and analysis. Production and new-works dramaturgy will be covered.

  • THEA 570 - Advanced Acting I

    Credits: 3

    Theory and practice in the development of a role and an understanding of the psychology of the audience-actor relationship

    Prerequisites: THEA 240 and 372 and 370 with a grade of B or above

  • THEA 571 - Advanced Acting II

    Credits: 3

    Technique of performing play scripts with heightened language and styles other than naturalism/realism. Some examples of genres that may be taught are Classical Greek, Elizabethan, absurdist

    Prerequisites: THEA 240 and 372 and 370 with a grade of B or above

  • THEA 572 - Advanced Makeup for Theatre and Film

    Credits: 3

    Makeup design for specific character types, prosthetics and three-dimensional makeup effects. Special attention to the process of sculpting and modeling for makeup prosthetics.

    Prerequisites: THEA 230 or consent of instructor

  • THEA 575 - Rehearsal and Performance

    Credits: 3

    An intensive laboratory course in theatrical and media performances.

  • THEA 576 - Rehearsal and Performance

    Credits: 3

    An intensive laboratory course in repertory theatre.

  • THEA 577 - Special Topics in Physical Theatre

    Credits: 3

    Research and performance training in selected topics related to physical theatre. Course content varies and will be announced in the schedule of classes by suffix and title. May be repeated as topics vary.

  • THEA 578 - Play Direction I

    Credits: 3

    A study of the principles, procedures and practice of stage direction, with the selection, analysis, casting, and rehearsal of a one-act play to be presented in the laboratory theatre.

    Prerequisites: THEA 270, 280, and 6 hours from 300 level or above

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Theatre, BA

  • THEA 579 - Play Direction II

    Credits: 3

    A continuation of THEA 578.

    Prerequisites: THEA 578

  • THEA 581 - Film as Performance

    Credits: 3

    Study and analysis of film production, performance, and aesthetics.

  • THEA 582 - Costume Design

    Credits: 3

    Theory and practice in the design of theatre costumes.

  • THEA 583 - Advanced Practice in Sound Design

    Credits: 3

    Advanced study in sound, production and design. Emphasis will be on mounting designs and refining design skills for Theatre, Music, and Media Arts students.

  • THEA 585 - Design for Communications Media Production

    Credits: 3

    The study and application of techniques in theatrical stagecraft, design, lighting, costuming, and makeup applicable to specialized fields of communication media.

    Prerequisites: THEA 253, THEA 351

  • THEA 586 - The Articulate Body

    Credits: 3

    Theoretical and experimental exploration of the major body systems and developmental movements to bring more articulation to the body and more awareness and physical ease in performance.

    Cross-listed Course: DANC 586

  • THEA 587 - Film and Television Acting

    Credits: 3

    Theory and practice of film and television acting.

    Prerequisites: THEA 170

  • THEA 588 - Stage Light Design I

    Credits: 3

    The interrelationship of stage lighting and other production elements. Design techniques, equipment, and script analysis. Laboratory work on department productions. Restricted to theatre majors or those having special permission of instructor.

  • THEA 589 - Advanced Stage Lighting Design II

    Credits: 3

    Stage lighting equipment and design techniques. Laboratory work on departmental productions

  • THEA 599 - Special Topics in Theatre

    Credits: 3

    Reading and research on selected topics. Course content varies and will be announced in the schedule of classes by suffix and title. May be repeated once as topics vary.

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