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Winter Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Theatre and Drama


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Winter Academic Term, 2003 (January 6 - April 25)

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It is possible for LS&A students to elect a concentration program in Theatre or Music, and these programs are described in the LS&A Bulletin. In addition, Theatre courses and Music courses are frequently elected by LS&A students not concentrating in either Music or Theatre. All courses in Music History/Musicology, Composition, and Music Theory are electable for LS&A credit; some but not all Theatre and Drama courses are available for LS&A credit. Some of these courses can be used in an area distribution plan. LS&A students may elect music PERFORMANCE courses for degree credit, but this credit counts toward the maximum twelve non-LS&A credit hours that can be applied toward an AB/BS degree or twenty non-LS&A credit hours that can be applied toward a BGS degree.

Courses in Theatre, Music History/Musicology, Composition, Music Theory, and Performing Arts Technology are listed in the Time Schedule under the School of Music.

The following courses count as LS&A courses for LS&A degree credit.


THTREMUS 101. Introduction to Acting 1.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Holly Maples (hmaples@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. Open to non-concentrators. (3). (CE). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed as a general introduction to the fundamental skills of acting in the theatre. It involves discussion and practical work, including theatre games, warm-up, monologue, and scene work. Some papers and selected reading. Brief, informal interviews are required for admission to all sections. Further details at Theatre Office, Room 2550, Frieze Building. Sign up at the dep't office for an interview. Sign up sheets go up the same time the Time Schedules come out.

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THTREMUS 101. Introduction to Acting 1.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): D Ross (drossz@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. Open to non-concentrators. (3). (CE). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed as a general introduction to the fundamental skills of acting in the theatre. It involves discussion and practical work, including theatre games, warm-up, monologue, and scene work. Some papers and selected reading. Brief, informal interviews are required for admission to all sections. Further details at Theatre Office, Room 2550, Frieze Building. Sign up at the dep't office for an interview. Sign up sheets go up the same time the Time Schedules come out.

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THTREMUS 101. Introduction to Acting 1.

Section 003.

Instructor(s): Anthony Cantrell (acantrel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. Open to non-concentrators. (3). (CE). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed as a general introduction to the fundamental skills of acting in the theatre. It involves discussion and practical work, including theatre games, warm-up, monologue, and scene work. Some papers and selected reading. Brief, informal interviews are required for admission to all sections. Further details at Theatre Office, Room 2550, Frieze Building. Sign up at the dep't office for an interview. Sign up sheets go up the same time the Time Schedules come out.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor. Interview for admission to class required BEFORE registration. Sign-up sheet posted outside Room 2550 Frieze Bldg. Overrides issued the SECOND week in January.

THTREMUS 102. Introduction to Acting 2.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jerald Schwiebert (jerco@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (3). (CE). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to build on the experience of Theatre 101. An introduction to acting in the theatre, with particular attention to the fundamentals of dramatic action and working up a part. Scene work is stressed with actor's score and selected reading. Brief, informal interviews are required for admission to all sections. Further details at Theatre Office, Room 2550, Frieze Building.

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THTREMUS 211 / RCHUMS 280 / ENGLISH 245. Introduction to Drama and Theatre.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): E.J. Westlake (jewestla@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in RCHUMS 281. (4). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The course aims to introduce students to the power and variety of theatre, and to help them understand the processes which go toward making a production. Five to seven plays will be subjects of special study, chosen to cover a wide range of style and content, but interest will not be confined to these. Each student will attend two lectures weekly, plays a two-hour meeting in section each week; the latter will be used for questions, discussions, exploration of texts, and other exercises. Students will be required to attend two or more theatre performances, chosen from those available in Ann Arbor. Three papers are required plus a final examination.

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THTREMUS 212. Introduction to World Performance.

Section 001 Meets with RC Humanities 333.001.

Instructor(s): Mbala Nkanga (mbalank@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See RC Humanities 333.001.

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THTREMUS 227 / ENGLISH 227. Introductory Playwriting.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Malcolm Tulip (dmtulip@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (CE). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A creative writing course in the rudiments of playwriting, with special attention to the one-act play.

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THTREMUS 240(260). Introduction to Design.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robert Murphy (remurphy@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 250. (3). (CE). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A practical and theoretical introduction to the ideas and process of set, light, and costume design. Class format includes lectures, discussions, and demonstrations which frame a series of visual projects that explore design principles, text analysis, and the collaborative process as applied to stage design. Students will be evaluated on assigned projects and class participation

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THTREMUS 241. Directing I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Darryl Jones (dvjones@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

History of directors; function and responsibility; script analysis.

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THTREMUS 242. Directing II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): John Neville-Andrews (jneville@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 241 and permission of instructor. (3). (CE). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

State composition; movement with actors, rhythm, characterizations, rehearsal techniques; assist stage manage a play.

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THTREMUS 245. Introduction to Stage Management.

Section 001 [2 credits].

Instructor(s): Nancy Uffner (nuffner@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 250. (2-3). (CE). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course covers methods of stage management including rehearsal and performance coordination, prompt book preparation, record keeping, and director, cast, and crew relationships. Students are assigned as Assistant Stage Manager on a School of Music production (theatre, opera, musical theatre). Evaluation is based on class participation, written assignments, and execution of assigned stage management duties.

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THTREMUS 250. Introduction to Technical Theatre Practices.

Instructor(s): Gary Decker (grobert@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Theatre 250 is a survey of theatrical production techniques. The design and craft of scenery, lighting, properties, paint, and costumes for the stage will be investigated. The course consists of two parts; a lecture portion that is evaluated by written examination and a production laboratory. Production faculty conduct labs in costumes, lighting, paint, properties, and scenery for Theatre 250 students. Students learn basic theatre craft skills while working on School of Music theatre, opera, and musical theatre productions.

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THTREMUS 251. Production Practicum 1.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Nancy Uffner (nuffner@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Students enrolled in this course perform duties as stage scenery, lighting, sound, wardrobe, or stage properties crews for School of Music Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Musical Theatre Productions. No previous experience required. Evaluation based on performance on crew and journal that is kept of crew experience. No Text.

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THTREMUS 256(356). Lighting Design I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robert Murphy (remurphy@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 250. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An introduction to the theory and practice of lighting design for the stage. Topics to be covered include technical information of lighting equipment, methods of lighting, development of design concept and application, drafting and design paperwork, color, and script analysis. Course grade will be based on design projects and written analyses of plays. Course work will include three design projects as well as participation on the light crew for a University Productions show. Instructional methods will include lecture, discussion, and practical application.

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THTREMUS 270(370). Costume Design I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jessica Hahn (jhahn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 240. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to familiarize students with the art and process of costume design. There will be strong emphasis on text and character analysis as well as methods of research. An introduction to basic drawing skills will be combined with other visual options in presenting design ideas. Grading will be based on design presentations, attendance, attitude, and class participation. Text: Costume Design (Anderson) and (recommended) Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (Edwards).

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THTREMUS 322 / ENGLISH 444. History of Theatre II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Leigh A Woods (lawoods@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will survey theatre in Western Europe and the United States from the end of the 17th century to the present. We will focus on the production of theatre in its historical, social, ideological, and material contexts. Students will also study representative plays as sources and reflections of theatrical and social history in the times in which the plays were first produced, or in times in which important revivals of the plays were mounted. We will examine periods and nations at first in chronological order and, later in the term, will focus on trends and developments unfolding more generally during the 20th century. Classes will consist of a mixture of lecture and discussion, and students will be encouraged to come to class with things to talk about drawn from their reading, their thinking about theatre, and their practical experience as spectators and/or makers of theatre.

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THTREMUS 322 / ENGLISH 444. History of Theatre II.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): E.J. Westlake (jewestla@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The history of theatre, internationally regarded, from about 1660 to the present. Class focuses on the production of theatre in its historical, social, ideological, and material contexts. Students study representative plays as sources and reflections of theatrical and social history. Class examines periods and nations, trends and developments unfolding during the 20th century.

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THTREMUS 323(423) / ENGLISH 349. American Theatre and Drama.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Bert Cardullo (cardullo@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A survey of American drama and theatre, from its 18th-century beginnings to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the artistic awakenings and European influences in the 1920s, the proliferation of theatres, plays, and politics in the 1930s, the major dramatists in the post-WWII era, and the avant-garde's oppositions and promises since the 1960s. Requirements include an obligatory reading list of about 15 plays, two analytic papers, class participation, a midterm exam, and a final. Class will be a combination of informal lecture and discussion.

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THTREMUS 340. Black Theatre Workshop.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Glenda Dickerson (glendad@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 222 and 233. (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This class develops performance skills in conjunction with an exploration of basic theory and technique as it relates to the African American Theatre experience. The class culminates in a performance experience for the class before an invited audience.

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THTREMUS 345. Stage Management Practicum: Plays.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Nancy Uffner (nuffner@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 245 and permission of instructor. (2-3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 4 credits.

Credits: (2-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Seminar class covers methods of stage management including rehearsal and performance coordination, prompt book preparation, record keeping, and director, cast, and crew relationships. Students will be assigned as Stage Manager on a Theatre Department production. Evaluation is based on execution of assigned stage management duties.

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THTREMUS 350. Introduction to Technical Direction.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Rich Lindsay (rlindsay@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 362. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is an introduction to the production and management skills needed by the technical director. Areas investigated will include: the drafting of construction drawings, cost analysis and materials of scenic construction, metal and wood fabrication techniques, environmental and structural safety, scenery rigging, movement, and mechanization. Student work will include various studio projects and laboratory work on Theatre Department productions. Grading will be by evaluation of studio projects, laboratory participation, and examination.

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THTREMUS 353. Sound for the Theatre.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Henry Reynolds (hpr@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 250 and permission of instructor. (2). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is a introductory laboratory style course in Sound for the Theatre. The emphasis will be on how sound can reinforce and support the script, and enhance the overall production. Students will work in the Frieze sound studio and in various theatres. Topics will include creation of electronic and "live" sound effects, script analysis, tape editing, and related work. Student evaluation will be through individual projects and two short discussion papers.

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THTREMUS 356(456). Lighting Design II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robert Murphy (remurphy@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 256. Permission of instructor required. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An introduction to the theory and practice of lighting design for the stage. Topics to be covered include technical information of lighting equipment, methods of lighting, development of design concept and application, drafting and design paperwork, color, and script analysis. Course grade will be based on design projects and written analyses of plays. Course work will include three design projects as well as participation on the light crew for a University Productions show. Instructional methods will include lecture, discussion, and practical application.

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THTREMUS 360(460). Scene Design II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Vince Mountain (vincemtn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 260. Permission of instructor required. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is an introductory course in scenic design for the theatre. Students will work in text analysis as well as learn the basic visual concepts behind the work of a theatrical designer. Such crafts as drafting, drawing, and model-building will be taught in the class. This is an introductory course in scenic design for the theatre. Students will work in text analysis as well as learn the basic visual concepts behind the work of a theatrical designer. Such crafts as drafting, drawing, and model-building will be taught in the class.

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THTREMUS 385. Performing Arts Management.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kerianne Tupac (kmtupac@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (2). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is a broad survey course designed to introduce students to the administrative operations carried on by arts companies, and to teach some elementary techniques for effectively managing these companies. By use of the case method, students make managerial decisions presented in scenarios from a wide range of arts organizations, including symphonies, theatres, dance companies, and opera companies. The overall themes of the course are:

  1. setting long-term and short-term goals (how to avoid crisis management);
  2. interpersonal and organizational issues (how to manage people);
  3. arts companies and the community (do they want what we want?); and
  4. administering money (how to get it and how to spend it).

This course is useful to future performers for understanding the environment in which they will seek employment, and why their prospective employers make the decisions they do.

Topics of arts administration include: budgeting and ticket pricing; financial statements; corporate structure; incorporations; 501(c)(3) organizations; long range planning; strategic plans; marketing theory; market segmentation; marketing mix and plan; and marketing of services.

Topics of promotion include: advertising and public relations; board of directors; individual, corporate, and foundation fundraising; and governmental grants and grant writing.

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THTREMUS 386. Practicum in Performing Arts Management.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jeffrey Kuras (jskuras@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Students will gain practical experience in arts administration by assisting in the creation of approximately five productions per term presented under the auspices of the School of Music, including drama, dance, musical theatre, and opera. Students are required to meet "real world" deadlines and to contribute toward meeting actual ticket-sales goals. Administrative assignments include: writing press releases, developing marketing campaigns, creating print and radio ads, assisting in ticket-office operations, managing the house during performances, and analyzing budgets. One and one-half hour class per week is required plus weekly duties according to the particular production. Theatre 385 is a suggested prerequisite (or concurrently), or previous backstage experience. Students who are interested in all types of performing arts are welcome.

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THTREMUS 399. Topics in Drama.

Section 003 Theatre Voice for Non-Majors. [3 credits].

Instructor(s): Annette Masson (amasson@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is a "hands on" practical course designed to improve the speaking abilities of any public speaker or lecturer. Effective speaking techniques, both physical and vocal will be explored. Each student will discover their own personal style and approach. Rehearsed and unrehearsed speeches will be recorded, critiqued, and evaluated. Increase the ability to take "risks" and cope with the "fears" of public speaking; present rehearsed and unrehearsed speeches for discussion and critique. Limited enrollment.

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THTREMUS 399. Topics in Drama.

Section 004 Performnce Art Advanced Studio. [3 credits]. Meets with Art 484.001.

Instructor(s): Holly Hughes (hahughes@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Students apply a variety of techniques and strategies to develop a collaborative ensemble performance piece that will be publically presented in the spring. Students explore a variety of compositional approaches while experiencing hands-on workshops in collaboration and production.

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THTREMUS 399. Topics in Drama.

Section 005 Film Acting Practicum. [3 credits].

Instructor(s): Janet Maylie (jmfredri@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Collaborative project with Theatre and Film & Video Studies students.

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THTREMUS 402. Ideas of Theatre: Dramatic Theory and Criticism.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Bert Cardullo (cardullo@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The course will consist of a selection of major texts in dramatic and theatrical theory, structured along broad lines, e.g., classical-romantic-modern, through which students will gain an acquaintance with the dominant historical ideas concerning the aesthetic and cultural offices of theatre and drama. The theoretical readings will be augmented by a short list of pertinent plays; these will be part of a departmental "Essential Plays List," and students will be using this course (among others in the department) to move towards completing the reading on this list. (Consultation among all teachers requiring play-reading will head off any possible duplication.) The method of "Ideas of Theatre" will entail rigorous discussion of the readings, and requirements will include a term paper on a particular theorist or critical topic as well as several critical reviews (as opposed to journalistic "notices") of local productions.

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THTREMUS 403. Design and Production Forum, I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Vince Mountain (vincemtn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Theatre 403 is an active discussion class that explores issues of contemporary theatre, particularly in relation to design and production. The course broadens the student's knowledge of contemporary theatre artists and practices and sharpens esthetic judgment of productions. The class involves weekly topical readings, research into significant theatre artists, and critiques of university productions. A portion of class time is also used to prepare the students for professional practice and presentation. Grades are determined by evaluation of written assignments and class participation.

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THTREMUS 427 / ENGLISH 427. Advanced Playwriting.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): OyamO (oyamo@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 327. Permission of instructor required. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is an advanced playwriting course in which each student is required to complete a one act play of at least 50 pages or to complete 50 pages of writing toward a full length play. Other course work includes the reading of professional plays in the course pack and of student work in the classroom, dramatic writing exercises, attending local theatre productions, and extensive dramaturgical discussions. Admission is by permission of instructor. Students who have taken 227 will be given preference; however, those who have written a substantial amount of fiction, drama, or poetry, or those who are seriously talented will be favorably considered. Interested students should bring a substantial sample of his/her writing to the first class and speak with the instructor. The writing sample MUST be typed, bound, and signed.

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THTREMUS 429. Playwriting Toward Production.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): OyamO (oyamo@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 327 and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is intended as a comprehensive introduction to the collaborative nature of preparing a play for production. Each playwright must have a completed early or first draft of a full-length or a one act play on which to work. Writers who want to be considered must submit a play to OyamO in the Department of Theatre and Drama by end of fall semester in December. Depending on the availability of actors, directors, and designers, each of the plays will go through various phases of the collaborative process involving the above designated collaborators. The instructors will act as dramaturges for all the plays. Writers are expected to consider rewriting based upon input from the various collaborators. Actors, directors, designers, and students generally interested in theatre arts are welcome.

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THTREMUS 430. Senior Playwriting Thesis.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): OyamO (oyamo@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 427 and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Playwriting thesis tutorial requires student to write a play.

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THTREMUS 440. Special Topics in African American Theatre and Drama.

Section 001 Comparing Black Aesthetics: Black Drama and Theatre in U.S., Caribs, and Africa. Meets with CAAS 458.002.

Instructor(s): Mbala Nkanga (mbalank@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 222. (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See CAAS 458.002.

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THTREMUS 452. Costume Construction.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Christianne Myers (msmyers@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor required. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($20) required. May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($20) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course investigates the basic hand and machine sewing techniques and skills used in the construction of theatrical costumes. Introduction to costume shop equipment is followed by the learning of fundamental construction skills. Student work will include specific stitching and construction projects to enable students to work on Theatre Department productions. Grading will by evaluation of construction projects and class participation.

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THTREMUS 464. Scene Painting for the Theatre.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Tim McDevitt (tjmcd@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 250. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($45) required. May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($45) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This lab course is designed to examine and practice the basic techniques of theatrical scene painting. Students in the course will learn, practice, and combine skills for layout, color mixing, basic painting techniques, and multi media techniques. Suitable clothing and lab fee required.

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THTREMUS 466. History of Decor.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gary Decker (grobert@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: THTREMUS 240. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A chronological study of the decorative styles of interiors and exteriors in Western architecture and their applications to the stage.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

THTREMUS 476. Costume Crafts.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Christianne Myers (msmyers@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor required. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($50) required. May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is an introduction to the materials and techniques used in the design and construction of craft work associated with theatrical costumes. Specific topics explored will include millinery, mask making, and dyeing and painting of fabric. The course will consist of lectures and demonstrations providing a survey of possible techniques and materials as well as specific projects designed to develop practical skills. Students will be evaluated on assigned projects and class participation.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of instructor

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