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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 3245. Acting 2 (2-2-3) Prerequisite: THEA 1245 with a grade of "C" or better and THEA 2000 with a grade of "S". Advanced acting techniques, including character and scene study and practical experience in developing a role. (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) Must be a Theatre Major or have permission of the instructor. 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.)
THEA 4245. Acting 3 (2-2-3) Prerequisite: THEA 3245. Advanced work on creating a role through a variety of acting exercises and intensive partnered scene work.
THEA 5281. Stage Directing 1 (2-2-3) Prerequisites: THEA 1175, THEA 1245, and THEA 2226, each with a grade of C or better. Introduction to the technical aspects of directing in a proscenium setting including groundplans, stage composition, textual analysis, stage blocking, promptbook preparation and collaborating with actors in the rehearsal process. Students may only attempt this class twice. (Course Fee Required)