Graduate

THEA 251 Graduate Student Production

Participation by a graduate student in a departmental production of a play, dance concert, or other performance event under supervision of the Instructor-of-Record. Rehearsals culminate in public performance. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students and determined by audition with the instructor and in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

THEA 290A Text Analysis

Presents a range of performance blueprints (texts, scores, libretti, etc.), and introduces key methodologies for translating text into performance. A final paper required.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students in theater arts.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

THEA 290B Performance Histories

Contextualizes major movement in performance. Students are exposed to a wide range of historical and visual material pertinent to the creation of theater and dance. A final paper is required.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students in theater arts.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

THEA 290C Performance Analysis

Examines the production approaches of a range of performance practitioners, production companies, and performance traditions. Includes exercises in analysis and reconstruction of performance. A final reconstruction project is required.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students in theater arts.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

THEA 291 Field Study

Student-designed and conducted research carried out in field settings. A brief prospectus must be filed with the department office before undertaking the research, and a brief final report of activities must be filed upon return. Course intended for students with graduate standing in theater arts. Petition required, approved by instructor and department.

Credits

5

THEA 292 Teaching-Related Independent Study

Directed graduate research and writing coordinated with the teaching of undergraduates. Course intended for graduate students in theater arts. Petition required, approved by instructor and department.

Credits

5

THEA 293 Performance Research Project

Internship with a professional theater company in the student's area of emphasis. This work will have a significant academic component supervised and assessed by a theater arts faculty member during the quarter it is taken. Enrollment restricted to graduate students.

Credits

10

THEA 294 Future Stages

Working in an experimental theater with access to new performance technologies, course explores how cross-media practice can expand on basic theatrical relationships in new and culturally relevant ways.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

THEA 295 Group Critique

Peer review and constructive assessment of works in progress. Students are required to give individual presentations to the group at least once a quarter. Educational objectives are to develop the ability to articulate themes and ideas in student's body of work; to strengthen critical skills in making, evaluating, and discussing theater art; to explore the role of the audience in context and criticism; and to investigate the ways artists construct, use, and maintain support communities.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

THEA 297 Independent Study

Independent study or research for graduate students in theater arts. Petition required, approved by instructor and department.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

THEA 297F Independent Study/Graduate

Independent study or research for graduate students in theater arts. Petition required, approved by instructor and department. Enrollment restricted to graduate students in theater arts.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

THEA 299 Capstone Thesis

Involves participation in a major collaborative performance project (either faculty-directed or graduate student-directed with faculty supervision) or a research project group. Includes a written thesis, though the length will vary depending upon the student's particular emphasis.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.