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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
001
PERFORMING ARTS
SPRING 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Rotating Topics in Theatre (1-3)

Acting for the Camera

This course provides students with concrete performance work which focuses on the techniques necessary to transform a stage performance into one appropriate to film or video. Prerequisite: performing arts majors, intended majors, minors, or permission of instructor.

PERF-450
001HB
PERFORMING ARTS
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Rotating Topics in Theatre (1-3)

Fundamentals of Arts Management

In this introductory course students gain an understanding of the field of arts management. Students examine the typical functions and operation of arts organizations and management issues particular to the arts. Prerequisite: junior standing.

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
003
PERFORMING ARTS
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Rotating Topics in Theatre (1-3)

Cabarets: Performance and Tradition

This course explores the cabaret in performance involving theatre, poetry, music, and dance. The political, social, and revolutionary roots of French, German, and Russian cabarets are explored for the development of an original cabaret in the Russian tradition circa 1900's, performed by students for an international conference.