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Cinema

CINEMA 201
Introduction to Cinema History (5)

This survey course examines cinema history from pre-motion picture influences to modern day advances. Covers the historical, cultural and artistic impact of film and filmmaking. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL& 101 or instructor's permission. Student option grading.

CINEMA 201W
Introduction to Cinema History (5)

This survey course examines cinema history from pre-motion picture influences to modern day advances. Covers the historical, cultural and artistic impact of film and filmmaking. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL& 101 or instructor's permission. Student option grading.

CINEMA 202
The Language of Cinema (5)

Introductory course in cinema theory and analysis with a focus on the techniques and elements of cinematic language; including narrative structure, mise-en-scene, cinematography, lighting, editing, sound and production design. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL& 101 or instructor's permission. Student option grading.

CINEMA 295
Special Topics in Cinema (5)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in cinema. Previously CINEM 285.

CINEMA 297
Individual Project in Cinema (1)

Individual project in a specific area of cinema. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

CINEMA 298
Individual Project in Cinema (2)

Individual project in a specific area of cinema. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

CINEMA 299
Individual Project in Cinema (3)

Individual project in a specific area of cinema. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

 

Drama

DRAMA & 101
Introduction to Theatre (5)

Students explore dramatic traditions by reading and analyzing plays from ancient to contemporary times. Previously DRAMA 101. Student option grading.

DRAMA & 101W
Introduction to Theatre (5)

Students explore dramatic traditions by reading and analyzing plays from ancient to contemporary times. Student option grading.

DRAMA 144
Acting 1 (5)

An introduction to the craft of acting. Students learn theory and practice of acting through exercises, rehearsals and games, improving their ability to concentrate, relax, listen, observe and practice empathy. Open to all levels of experience. Previously Drama 151. Student option grading.

DRAMA 145
Acting 2 (5)

A continued practice and introduction to the craft of acting. Students learn the theory and practice of acting through exercises, rehearsals and games, improving their ability to concentrate, relax, listen and observe and practice empathy. Open to all levels of experience. Previously DRAMA 152. Student option grading.

DRAMA 146
Acting 3 (5)

A continued practice and introduction to the craft of acting. Students learn the theory and practice of acting through exercises, rehearsals and games, improving their ability to concentrate, relax, listen and observe and practice empathy. Open to all levels of experience. Previously Drama 153. Student option grading.

DRAMA 155
Acting for Television and Film (3)

Dramatic and commercial acting for work in film, television and commercials. Learn auditioning styles, acting technique and the marketing skills needed for a successful screen acting career. Previously Drama 155. Student option grading.

DRAMA 156
Acting, Writing, Directing for the Camera I (5)

A fast-paced introduction to film and video production. Discussion of films in terms of cinematic styles, acting and screenplay structure along with exercises in acting, directing, writing and filming of original productions. Previously DRAMA 156. Student option grading.

DRAMA 157
Acting, Writing, Directing for the Camera 2 (5)

A continued fast-paced introduction to film and video production. Discussion of films in terms of cinematic styles, acting and screenplay structure along with exercises in acting, directing, writing and filming of original productions. Previously DRAMA 157. Student option grading.

DRAMA 207
Theatrical Production (1)

Laboratory for students participating in theatrical and video/film productions for the viewing public including writing, acting, directing, designing, technical theater and/or marketing. Previously DRAMA 207. Student option grading.

DRAMA 208
Theatrical Production (2)

Laboratory for students participating in theatrical and video/film productions for the viewing public including writing, acting, directing, designing, technical theater and marketing. Previously DRAMA 208. Student option grading.

DRAMA 209
Theatrical Production (3)

Laboratory for students participating in theatrical and video/film productions for the viewing public including writing, acting, directing, designing, technical theater and/or marketing. Previously DRAMA 209. Student option grading.

DRAMA 224
Theater Career Planning and Auditioning (2)

Study of possible career opportunities in theater and film productions and the process of selection and application to programs and schools through interviews, resumes. Previously DRAMA 224. Student option grading.

DRAMA 225
Improvisational Theater (2)

A study of individual and ensemble techniques, the course is concerned with developing the ability to respond creatively and improvisationally to a variety of situations. Previously DRAMA 295. Student option grading.

DRAMA 226
Children's Theater Production (5)

A collaborative, student-driven course in which members write, design, and perform an original theatrical production for children and adults. Previously DRAMA 231. Student option grading.

DRAMA 234
Experimental Theater: Faculty Directed (5)

Students explore historical and contemporary non-traditional and experimental theater through the performance of faculty-directed new play scripts. Previously DRAMA 201. Prerequisite: Admission by permission of instructor after audition. Student option grading.

DRAMA 235
Experimental Theater: Student Directed (5)

Explore historical and contemporary non-traditional theater through experimental scripts written, directed, and performed by students. Previously DRAMA 202. Prerequisite: Admission by permission of instructor after audition. Student option grading.

DRAMA 244
Stage Technology (5)

Students examine the fundamental theories, principles, and history of the techniques and equipment used for stage scenery, sound, and lighting. Previously DRAMA 210. Student option grading.

DRAMA 245
Beginning Stage Lighting (5)

Immersion in the theories, drafting techniques, and equipment used for stage lighting. Includes instruction in light pilot design and USITT drafting standards. Previously DRAMA 211. Student option grading.

DRAMA 246
Scenic Stage Design I (5)

Practicum in the theories, techniques and practices used in scenic design and in creating stage settings. Previously DRAMA 212. Student option grading.

DRAMA 255
Directing (5)

Theory and practice in directing for stage productions. Attention given to all aspects from selection to actual production. Previously DRAMA 222. Student option grading.

DRAMA 291
Special Topics in Drama (1)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Drama. Student option grading.

DRAMA 293
Special Topics in Drama (3)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in drama. Previously DRAMA 283.

DRAMA 295
Special Topics in Drama (5)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in drama. Previously DRAMA 285.

DRAMA 297
Individual Project in Drama (1)

Individual project in a specific area of drama. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

DRAMA 298
Individual Project in Drama (2)

Individual project in a specific area of drama. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

DRAMA 299
Individual Project in Drama (3)

Individual project in a specific area of drama. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.