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THEA 3106. Introduction to Dramaturgy (3-0-3) Prerequisite: THEA 1175 with a grade of C or better. This course is designed to introduce students to the close study of dramatic texts from the perspective of the dramaturg, as well as a brief history of dramaturgy. Through a combination of lecture, discussion, analysis, research, writing, and projects, students will become familiar with various approaches, methods and skills necessary to dramaturgical research, culminating in a final dramaturgical project. (Course Fee Required)

THEA 3246. Playwriting (2-2-3) Elements and techniques for writing dramatic literature. Practical experience writing and critiquing one-act plays.

THEA 3248. Devising Performance (2-2-3) In this course, students will examine one of two areas: devising solo performances OR devising collaborative performances. Offered on an alternating basis, both versions of the course will provide students with an examination of basic readings, historical background, and examples of the type of performance being studied. In addition to studying the theoretical basis of devised performance, students will create their own performances through a variety of class exercises, outside research, and group collaborations. (Course fee required.)