93-94 LS&A Bulletin

Theatre and Drama

2550 Frieze Building

764-5350

Erik Fredricksen, Chair

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

Professors

John Russell Brown, Theatre Studies

Philip Kerr, Acting and directing, Head of BFA in Performance

Associate Professors

Laura Crow, Costume design

Erik Fredricksen, Acting, theatrical combat

John Neville-Andrews, Acting and Directing

OyamO, Playwriting

Victor En Yu Tan, Lighting design

Leigh A. Woods, Acting and Head of Graduate Theatre Studies

Assistant Professors

Peter M. Beudert, Scenic and lighting design, Head of Design

Bert Cardullo, Theatre Studies, B.A. Advisor

Gary Decker, Technical Theatre

Charles A. Jackson, Acting and Black theatre

Annette Masson, Voice

Henry P. Reynolds, III, Master electrician, Sound

Jerald Schwiebert, Acting and movement

Adjunct Professor

Jeff Daniels, Acting

Adjunct Assistant Professors

Jeffrey S. Kuras, Managing director

Mark L. Sullivan, Production manager

Lecturers

Julie Edeburn, Costume Construction

Brett Finley, Production stage management

Sarah-Jane Gwillim, Acting

Robert Haven, Costume Crafts

Janet Maylie, Acting

Vickie Sadler, Stage make-up

The undergraduate A.B. program in Theatre and Drama is intended to promote an understanding and appreciation of both those subjects, while recognizing their ultimate inseparability. The program’s curriculum is designed primarily for those looking for a liberal arts education, one which could also lead to further academic study of theatre and drama. (For students planning a professional career in theatre, the department’s B.F.A. program is more appropriate.) The A.B. program also offers many courses to the non-concentrator who is interested in theatre and drama and who may wish to participate in the processes of theatre-making.

Concentration program: Students who are considering a concentration in Theatre & Drama are strongly encouraged to begin taking the foundation sequence of courses during their freshman or sophomore year. These courses are: Theatre 211, 101 or 233, 250 and 251. Concentrators may, however, take these foundation courses after they have formally declared a Theatre concentration. The program requires a minimum of 40 to 43 credits including the cognate requirements indicated below. Each individual's program should be planned in consultation with the B.A. concentration advisor at the Department of Theatre and Drama. Inquire at the Department Office for a more detailed description of the concentration program.

Concentration Core: Theatre & drama 102 or 260; production practicum 252; 321 and 322; 423; and 402. In addition, two cognate courses in drama: Shakespeare and Modern Drama (usually English 367 and 447 or approved Residential College drama courses).

Students are also required to elect at least six credits in courses beyond the core, either in an area of specialty (History/Drama/Criticism; Performance; Design/Tech; or Administration) or in the general field of Theatre & Drama, as approved by the concentration advisor.

Honors Concentration: Qualified students are eligible for a departmental Honors concentration. Those with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 are invited to contact the department office for further information.

Productions and Facilities: A number of fully executed productions are presented each year by the Theatre & Drama Department in three campus theatres — Power Center for the Performing Arts, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, and Trueblood Theatre. Scenery, properties, and costumes for all departmental productions are prepared, with substantial student assistance, in studios and shops in the Frieze Building and Power Center. In addition, students have the opportunity to direct, design, stage, and perform in their own low-budget and experimental productions through Basement Arts. This student-run production organization performs in the department's Arena Theatre.


Courses in Theatre and Drama (Division 695)

101. Introduction to Acting 1. Permission of instructor (brief interview). (3). (Excl).

102. Introduction to Acting 2. Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

211/Res. College Hums. 280/English 245. Introduction to Drama and Theatre. (4). (HU).

222/CAAS 341. Introduction to Black Theatre. (3). (HU).

233/CAAS 342. Acting and the Black Experience. Permission of instructor (brief interview). (3). (HU).

234. Voice I. Permission of instructor. (2). (Excl).

235. Movement I. Permission of instructor. (2). (Excl).

236. Acting I. Permission of instructor (audition). (3). (Excl).

237. Acting II. Theatre 236 and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

245(345). Introduction to Stage Management. Theatre 250, or permission of instructor. (2). (Excl).

250. Introduction to Technical Theatre Practices. (3). (Excl).

251. Production Practicum 1. (1). (Excl).

252. Production Practicum 2. Theatre 251 and permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

260(351). Introduction to Design. Theatre 250 or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

261. Production Practicum 3. Theatre 250, 251 or permission of instructor. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

262. Production Practicum 4. Theatre 261 or permission of instructor. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

321/English 443. History of Theatre I. (3). (HU).

322/English 444. History of Theatre II. (3). (HU).

345. Stage Management Practicum: Plays. Theatre 250 and permission of instructor. (2). (Excl). May be elected for a total of 4 credits.

351. Production Practicum 5. Theatre 261 and 262, or permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl).

352. Production Practicum 6. Theatre 351. (1-3). (Excl).

353. Sound for the Theatre. Theatre 250 and permission of instructor. (2). (Excl).

356. Introduction to Lighting for the Stage. Theatre 250 or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

360(460). Scene Design I. Theatre 250 or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

370(470). Costume Design I. Theatre 260 or permission of instructor. (3) . (Excl).

385. Performing Arts Management. Theatre 250 and permission of instructor. I. (2). (Excl).

386. Practicum in Performing Arts Management. Permission of instructor. (2). (Excl).

390. Honors Tutorial. Open only to junior Honors concentrators. (1). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

391. Honors Tutorial. Open only to junior Honors concentrators. (1). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

392. Honors Tutorial. Open only to Honors concentrators. (1). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

393. Honors Tutorial. Open only to Honors concentrators. (1). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

399. Topics in Drama. (1-3). (Excl).

400. Directed Reading. Permission of instructor. May not elect more than 3 credits of Theatre 400 in any single term. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

401. Independent Study in Production. Permission of instructor. (1-3) (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected for a total of 6 credits.

402. Ideas of Theatre: Dramatic Theory and Criticism. Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

420. Playwriting Toward Production. Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

423/English 449. American Theatre and Drama. (3). (HU).

439. Acting Practicum. Permission of instructor. (1). (Excl). May be elected for a total of 4 credits.

441. Directing I. Theatre 102 or 237, and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

445. Stage Management Practicum: Opera and Musicals. Theatre 245. (2). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of 4 credits.

451. Advanced Technical Theatre Practices. Theatre 250 or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

452. Methods and Materials for Theatre Production. Permission of instructor. (2). (Excl).

453. Advanced Sound for Theatre. Theatre 353. (2). (Excl).

456(556). Lighting Design II. Theatre 356. (3). (Excl).

460(560). Scene Design II. Theatre 360 or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

461. Scenic Design Theory. Theatre 250 or permission of instructor. No credit granted to those who have completed 460. (2). (Excl).

462. Drafting. Theatre 250 or permission of instructor. (2). (Excl).

463. Design Rendering. Theatre 260, 360, or 370; or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

464. Scene Painting for the Theatre. Theatre 250 or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

466. History of Decor. Theatre 260 or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

470(570). Costume Design II. Theatre 370 or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

471. Twentieth Century Pattern Drafting. (3). (Excl).

472. Stage Makeup. (2). (Excl). Lab fee ($30) required.

473. Mask-Making: History, Psychology, and Construction. (3). (Excl). Lab fee of $50.

474. New Textile Technology. (3). (Excl).

475. Millinery: History and Construction Techniques. (3). (Excl).

490. Honors Tutorial. Enrollment in the departmental Honors program; senior standing. (2). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

495. UBER-Practicum. Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl).


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