PERFORMING ARTS

PERF-450
Rotating Topics in Theatre (1-3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Designed for advanced undergraduate students who wish to continue theatre studies. Emphasis on approaches to performance material and preparation techniques for improvisation, acting for the camera, the business of acting, advanced acting styles, children's theatre, theatre for children and youth, creative dramatics, Shakespeare, musical theatre, directing methodologies, auditioning and monologue preparation, and other selected topics. Meets with PERF-650. Usually offered every term. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

PERF-450
002
PERFORMING ARTS
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Rotating Topics in Theatre (1-3)

Puppetry, Toy, and Object Theatre

In this hands-on creative workshop course, students design and build their own miniature theatrical environments and create short performances to animate them. By functioning as playwright, director, designer, and performer, students gain critical insight into the fundamental interconnectedness of these disciplines. The course also includes a broad survey of historic and contemporary practice in miniature live performance and puppet theatre. Prerequisite: PERF-260 and PERF-261.

PERF-450
002
PERFORMING ARTS
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Rotating Topics in Theatre (1-3)

Acting Shakespeare

This course provides students with the physical, vocal, articulation, and analytical skills to understand and perform Shakespeare's work. Students present scenes and monologues and do appropriate research and written work to support their performances. Students see at least one professional production either live or on film. Prerequisite: PERF-252 or permission of instructor.

PERF-450
003
PERFORMING ARTS
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Rotating Topics in Theatre (1-3)

Stage Combat

Students learn to safely execute armed and unarmed stage fighting. Actors are guided in the creation of effective stage combat within dramatic contexts.