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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
Term: SPRING 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: 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-450 002
Term: SPRING 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Solo Performance
Students in this course explore a diverse range of styles and techniques to develop their own twenty-minute solo performance projects. Engaging work by Samuel Beckett, Danny Hoch, Anna Deveare Smith, Nilaja Sun, Lily Tomlin, and Doug Wright, among others, the course acquaints students with various methods and approaches to solo performance creation while also providing them with opportunities in class to generate and discuss ideas, workshop material, and receive critically generous feedback. The course culminates with presentations of students' performance work. Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor and PERF-251.
PERF-450 003
Term: SPRING 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Feminist Artists of the Diaspora
This course examines the work of "African" women visual, music, literary, and performance artists in the United States, the English-speaking Caribbean, and Africa whose work actively explores the intersectionality of feminism, race, and post-colonialism to create a formidable statement about globalism and art as a transformative personal and political tool. Meets with WGSS-350 001.