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
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.

PERF-450
001
PERFORMING ARTS
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Rotating Topics in Theatre (1-3)

The Business of Acting

All actors are small business owners. This course prepares students to enter the marketplace as a working actor. The course offers valuable strategies for creating a successful, fulfilling career as an actor. Students create a business plan, and discuss such concepts as branding and networking, as well as examining how to get an agent, cover letters, resumes, headshots, and marketing strategies. Guest speakers share their insights and strategies with the students regularly throughout the semester.