UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Theater and Dance

(formerly Dramatic Art and Dance)
Department of Theater and Dance
Division of Humanities and Fine Arts
Theater and Dance-West, Building 223
Telephone: (805) 893-3241
E-mail: theaterdance-ugradadv@theaterdance.ucsb.edu
Website: www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu
Department Chair: Risa Brainin
Vice Chair and Director of Dance: Christopher Pilafian


 

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DANCE 35. History and Appreciation of World Dance
(4) STAFF
Introduction to dance as cultural and social expression in a variety of cul tures. Forms covered include Flamenco, Ballet, African, Mexican, and East I ndian.
DANCE 36. History of Modern Dance
(4) STAFF
Repeat Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed DanceW 36.
Historical development of modern dance in the United Sates and Europe in the twentieth century. Emphasis on visionary, feminist, and radical aspec ts of the form.
DANCE 40. Summer Ballet
(3) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 18 units.
Fundamentals of ballet technique.
DANCE 41. Summer Modern Dance
(3) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 18 units.
Fundamentals of modern dance technique.
DANCE 42A. Beginning Ballet
(1) MOSELEY
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 4 units.
Introduction to basic elements of ballet.
DANCE 42B. Beginning Ballet
(1) MOSELEY
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 4 units.
Beginning ballet. Introduction to basic elements of ballet.
DANCE 42C. Beginning Ballet
(1) MOSELEY
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 4 units.
Introduction to basic elements of ballet.
DANCE 42D. Continuing Ballet
(2) MOSELEY
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 units.
Further study of basic elements of ballet.
DANCE 42E. Continuing Ballet
(2) MOSELEY
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 units.
Further study of basic elements of ballet.
DANCE 42F. Continuing Ballet
(2) MOSELEY
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 units.
Further study of basic elements of ballet.
DANCE 43A. Beginning Street Dance Forms
(2) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: Good body awareness and fitness.
Introduction to the various forms of street dance including Hip Hop and I solations.
DANCE 43B. Beginning Street Dance Forms
(2) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: Good body awareness and fitness.
Introduction to the various forms of street dance including House Dance, Whacking, and Punking.
DANCE 43C. Beginning Street Dance Forms
(2) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: Good body awareness and fitness.
Introduction to the various forms of street dance, including Voguing, Fre estyle, Popping, and Locking.
DANCE 44A. Beginning Modern Dance
(1) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 4 units each.
Introduction to basic elements of modern dance.
DANCE 44B. Beginning Modern Dance
(1) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 4 units each.
Introduction to basic elements of modern dance.
DANCE 44C. Beginning Modern Dance
(1) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 4 units each.
Inroduction to basic elements of modern dance.
DANCE 44D. Continuing Modern Dance
(2) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 units.
Further study of basic elements of modern dance.
DANCE 44E. Continuing Modern Dance
(2) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 units.
Further study of basic elements of modern dance.
DANCE 44F. Continuing Modern Dance
(2) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 units.
Further study of basic elements of modern dance.
DANCE 45. History and Appreciation of Dance
(4) STAFF
Introduction to dance as an art form. A study of the historical periods o f dance in close relationship to other forms of cultural expression.
DANCE 47A. Ballet I
(2-4) HUSTON, MOSELEY
Prerequisite: Audition.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units. Open to non-majors by audition; first day of class serves as audition.
Analysis and exploration of technical and expressive elements of the ball et. For dance majors.
DANCE 47B. Ballet I
(2-4) HUSTON, MOSELEY
Prerequisite: Audition.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units. Open to non-majors by audition; first day of class serves as audition.
Analysis and exploration of technical and expressive elements of the ball et. For dance majors.
DANCE 47C. Ballet I
(2-4) HUSTON, MOSELEY
Prerequisite: Audition.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units. Open to non-majors by audition; first day of class serves as audition.
Analysis and exploration of technical and expressive elements of the ball et. For dance majors.
DANCE 47D. Ballet II
(2-4) HUSTON
Prerequisite: Dance 47C.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units. Open to non-majors by audition; first day of class serves as audition.
Further analysis and exploration of technical and expressive elements of ballet. For dance majors.
DANCE 47E. Ballet II
(2-4) HUSTON
Prerequisite: Dance 47C.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units. Open to non-majors by audition; first day of class serves as audition.
Further analysis and exploration of technical and expressive elements of ballet. For dance majors.
DANCE 47F. Ballet II
(2-4) HUSTON
Prerequisite: Dance 47C.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units. Open to non-majors by audition; first day of class serves as audition.
Further analysis and exploration of technical and expressive elements of ballet. For dance majors.
DANCE 50. Fundamentals of Choreography
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Dance 51
A study of the basic elements pertaining to the craft of choreography. Em phasis on exploration of movement variation, breath rhythm, the developme nt of dance phrases, and the use of stage space. For dance majors.
DANCE 51. Improvisation
(3) STUNKEL (KINGSLEY)
Prerequisite: Dance 56C; dance majors only.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 units.
The fundamental exploration of movement potential with particular focus on the individual and group dynamics.
DANCE 56A. Modern Dance I
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Audition.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit to maximum of 8 units. Open to non-majors by audition; first class serves as audition.
Analysis and exploration of the technical aspects of movement as an expre ssive medium. For dance majors.
DANCE 56B. Modern Dance I
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Audition.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit to maximum of 8 units. Open to non-majors by audition; first class serves as audition.
Analysis and exploration of the technical aspects of movement as an expre ssive medium. For dance majors.
DANCE 56C. Modern Dance I
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Audition.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit to maximum of 8 units. Open to non-majors by audition; first class serves as audition.
Analysis and exploration of the technical aspects of movement as an expre ssive medium. For dance majors.
DANCE 56D. Modern Dance II
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Dance 56C.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit to maximum of 8 units. Open to non-majors by audition; first class serves as audition.
Analysis and exploration of the technical aspects of movement as an expre ssive medium at the intermediate level. For dance majors.
DANCE 56E. Modern Dance II
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Dance 56C.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit to maximum of 8 units. Open to non-majors by audition; first class serves as audition.
Analysis and exploration of the technical aspects of movement as an expre ssive medium at the intermediate level. For dance majors.
DANCE 56F. Modern Dance II
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Dance 56C.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit to maximum of 8 units. Open to non-majors by audition; first class serves as audition.
Analysis and exploration of the technical aspects of movement as an expre ssive medium at the intermediate level. For dance majors.
DANCE 60. Summer Jazz Dance
(3) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 18 units.
Fundamentals of jazz technique.
DANCE 70. Music for Dance: Rhythm
(3) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Dance 43.
The study of principles of rhythm related to dance, including historical an d cultural orientations. Practical instruction in notation, rhythmic moveme nt, and percussion instruments.
DANCE 94. Group Studies for Lower-Division Dance Students
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Lower-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 16 units, but only 8 units may be applied toward the major.
Group studies in selected areas of emphasis.
DANCE 99. Independent Study in Dance
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and department; completion of lower-division dance hi story course.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and are limited to 5 units per quarterand 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined.
Independent study in dance. Projects in pedagogy, choreography or dance r esearch.
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DANCE 120. Aesthetics of Performance: New Visions in Contemporary Dance and Theater
(4) STUNKEL (KINGSLEY)
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter.
An exploration of diversity, meaning and influence in the art-making proces s. This course aims to develop an articulate, critical facility with a shar p aesthetic eye. Students will view, discuss, and write about the art work of contemporary and historically significant dance, theater, and visual art ists with a focus on the experimental and avant-garde.
DANCE 140. Pedagogy & Teaching Dance in Community: Fundamentals of Engaging the At-Risk Youth Artist
(4) BENNAHUM
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or permission of instructor.
Recommended Preparation: Dance 36 or 45.
Upper division, hands on course that teaches undergraduate students how t o teach dance, choreography and videography to at-risk youth in fragile e conomic communities throughout Santa Barbara. They will be mentored by pr ofessor and master artists, develop syllabi and learn to teach develop an d teach a dance curriculum.
DANCE 143A. Street Dance Forms
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Recommended Preparation: Good body awareness and fitness.
Focuses on the various forms of street dance: Hip Hop, House Dance, Pop ping, Locking, Whacking, Punking, Voguing, and Freestyle. Students lear n the physical lexicon of the various styles, and are immersed in the c ultural aspects of the forms, contextualizing the dances both historica lly and socially. With a strong focus on accurately embodying the essen ce of each style, the class breaks down the initiation of motion and pa thways of energy that result in these unique and specialized modes.
DANCE 145A. Studies in Dance History to 1789
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Recommended Preparation: Dance 36 or 45.
The study of dance as a reflection of cultural, social, and political histo ry and its development as a theatrical art form from primitive cultures unt il the eve of the French Revolution.
DANCE 145B. Studies in Dance History: Ballet
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Recommended Preparation: Dance 36 or 45.
The historical evolution of ballet from the French Revolution to the presen t day. Topics will include the romantic and Russian ballets, the Age Diaghi lev, and the development of ballet companies in America and Europe.
DANCE 145C. Dancing the Diaspora: the Dances of the Afro-Caribbean and American Worlds
(4) BENNAHUM
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Recommended Preparation: Dance 36 or 45.
Upper division seminar that traces a genealogy of dance and choreographic practice from West Africa throughout the Afro- Caribbean during the transa tlantic slave trade and into the Southern, Midwestern and Northeastern st ates of the U.S. We will study the Africanist presence in the body from B razil to Cuba to New Orleans to New York City.
DANCE 145D. George Balanchine and the New York City Ballet, 1904- Present
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Recommended Preparation: Dance 36 or Dance 45.
Upper-division seminar focusing on the Russian architect of American ball et George Balanchine and his incorporation of Afro-American jazz/tap into classical ballet.
DANCE 145E. Dance Modernism: Cubism, Surrealism and the Euro-American Avant-Garde, 1905 – 1939
(4) BENNAHUM
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Recommended Preparation: Dance 36 or 45
Upper division seminar that traces a history of modernism in dance, the ater, music and art from Russia on the eve of its Bolshevik Revolution to America. We will study the revolutionary Moscow Art Theater, Isadora D uncan’s influence on the Ballets Russes and the early protest theater o f Martha Graham, Helen Tamiris, Charles Weidman and Anna Sokolow.
DANCE 145W. Dance as Social Protest: Art, Dance & Film, 1955 – 1975
(4) BENNAHUM
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Recommended Preparation: Dance 36 or 45.
Upper division seminar that traces a history of Postmodern, site-specific dance in California and New York and focuses specifically on 3 seminal Am erican artists: Anna Halprin, Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer.
DANCE 147A. Ballet III
(3) HUSTON
Prerequisite: Dance 47F.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 16 units, but only 8 units may be applied toward the major. Open to non majors by audition; first class serves as audition.
Advanced analysis and exploration of the technical and expressive element s of ballet. For dance majors. Open to non majors by audition.
DANCE 147B. Ballet III
(2-4) HUSTON
Prerequisite: Dance 47F.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 16 units, but only 8 units may be applied toward the major. Open to non majors by audition; first class serves as audition.
Advanced analysis and exploration of the technical and expressive element s of ballet. For dance majors.
DANCE 147C. Ballet III
(2-4) HUSTON
Prerequisite: Dance 47F.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 16 units, but only 8 units may be applied toward the major. Open to non majors by audition; first class serves as audition.
Advanced analysis and exploration of the technical and expressive element s of ballet. For dance majors.
DANCE 147D. Ballet IV
(2-4) HUSTON
Prerequisite: Dance 147C.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 16 units each, but only 8 units each may be applied toward the major. Open to non majors by audition; first day of class serves as audition.
Further analysis and exploration of the technical and expressive elements o f ballet.
DANCE 147E. Ballet IV
(2-4) HUSTON
Prerequisite: Dance 147D.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units each. Open to non majors by audition; first day of classserves as audition.
Further analysis and exploration of the technical aspects of dance as an expressive medium.
DANCE 147F. Ballet IV
(2-4) HUSTON
Prerequisite: Dance 147E.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units each. Open to non majors by audition; first day of classserves as audition.
Further analysis and exploration of the technical aspects of dance as an expressive medium.
DANCE 147PA. Ballet: Pointe
(1-2) HUSTON
Prerequisite: Dance 47C.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit in combination with Dance 147P to a maximum of 10 units each, but only 6 units each may be applied toward the major. Open to non majors by audition.
Basic pointe work, including barre and center practice. For dance majors.
DANCE 147PB. Ballet: Pointe
(1-2) HUSTON
Prerequisite: Dance 47C.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit in combination with Dance 147P to a maximum of 10 units each, but only 6 units each may be applied toward the major. Open to non majors by audition.
Basic pointe work, including barre and center practice. For dance majors.
DANCE 147PC. Ballet: Pointe
(1-2) HUSTON
Prerequisite: Dance 47C.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit in combination with Dance 147P to a maximum of 10 units each, but only 6 units each may be applied toward the major. Open to non majors by audition.
Basic pointe work, including barre and center practice. For dance majors.
DANCE 147S. Ballet III
(3) HUSTON
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or instructor approval.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 16 units, but only 8 units may be applied toward the major. Open to non majors by audition; first class serves as audition.
Advanced analysis and exploration of the technical and expressive element s of ballet. For dance majors. Open to non majors by audition.
DANCE 149. Dance Workshop
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Audition.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 12 units.
Projects in performance, production, choreography, and directing.
DANCE 151A. Choreography
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Dance 50 and Dance 51
Analysis of the elements of choreographic form; styles and trends; experi ence in development of dance studies; theory and technique of advanced gr oup choreography.
DANCE 151B. Choreography
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Thtr 23D
Analysis of the elements of choreographic form; styles and trends; experi ence in development of dance studies; theory and technique of advanced gr oup choreography.
DANCE 151C. Choreography
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Thtr 23D
Analysis of the elements of choreographic form; styles and trends; experi ence in development of dance studies; theory and technique of advanced gr oup choreography.
DANCE 151DA. Digital Editing for Dance
(3) PEARSON
Prerequisite: Dance 50 and upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors.
Repeat Comments: Legal repeat of Dance 151T
A video skill-building course that introduces students to non- linear edit ing software and video camera operation. Drawing upon choreographic prin ciples, students will create short film projects expanding their composit ional proficiency and their technical knowledge of video editing tools.
DANCE 151DB. Digital Dance Portfolio
(3) PEARSON
Prerequisite: Dance 151DA
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Winter.
Focus on the creation of a video portfolio of choreographic work. Building on technical editing skills with an introduction to formatting options for web-ready, DVD-ready and large screen-ready video, and compositional techni ques in editing theatrical dance works.
DANCE 151DC. Dance Videography
(3) PEARSON
Prerequisite: Dance 50 and upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Spring.
Focus on the creation of a video portfolio of choreographic work. Buildin g on technical editing skills with an introduction to formatting options for web-ready, DVD-ready and large screen-ready video, and compositional techniques in editing theatrical dance works.
DANCE 151E. Choreography for the Theatre
(2) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: Dance 145M.
The study of important dance routines of the American musical theatre from 1789 to present, with opportunity for perfomance.
DANCE 152. Dance Modernism: Cubism, Surrealism and the Euro-American Avant-Garde, 1905 – 1939
(4) BENNAHUM
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Recommended Preparation: Dance 36 or 45
Upper division seminar that traces a history of modernism in dance, theat er, music and art from Russia on the eve of its Bolshevik Revolution to A merica. We will study the revolutionary Moscow Art Theater, Isadora Dunca n’s influence on the Ballets Russes and the early protest theater of Ma rtha Graham, Helen Tamiris, Charles Weidman and Anna Sokolow.
DANCE 156A. Modern Dance III
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Dance 56F.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit to maximum 8 units. Open to non-majors by audition; first day of class will serve as audition.
Advanced analysis and exploration of the technical aspects of dance as an expressive medium. For dance majors. Open to non majors by audition.
DANCE 156B. Modern Dance III
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Dance 56F.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit to maximum of 8 units. Open to non-majors by audition; first day of class will serve as audition.
Advanced analysis and exploration of the technical aspects of dance as an expressive medium. For dance majors.
DANCE 156C. Modern Dance III
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Dance 56F.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit to maximum of 8 units. Open to non-majors by audition; first day of class will serve as audition.
Advanced analysis and exploration of the technical aspects of dance as an expressive medium. For dance majors.
DANCE 156D. Modern Dance IV
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Dance 156C.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit to maximum of 8 units. Open to non-majors by audition; first day of class will serve as audition.
Further analysis and exploration of the technical aspects of dance as an expressive medium.
DANCE 156E. Modern Dance IV
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Dance 156C.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit to maximum of 8 units. Open to non-majors by audition; first day of class will serve as audition.
Further analysis and exploration of the technical aspects of dance as an expressive medium.
DANCE 156F. Modern Dance IV
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Dance 156C.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units each. Open to non majors by audition; first day of classwill serve as audition.
Further analysis and exploration of the technical aspects of dance as an expressive medium.
DANCE 158. Pedagogy II
(2-3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Dance 56F and 58.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 16 units but only 8 units may count toward major.
Further analysis of the theory and practice of teaching dance, including fu nction and esthetics in the development of movement vocabulary, application of anatomy, kinetics and musicality. Includes practical experience teaching dance classes.
DANCE 158A. Teaching Dance in Community: Fundamentals of Engaging the At-Risk Youth Artist
(4) BENNAHUM
Prerequisite: Upper-division or permission of instructor.
Recommended Preparation: Dance 36 or Dance 45.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units.
Upper-division, hands-on course that teaches undergraduate students how t o teach dance, choreography, and digital media to at-risk youth in fragil e economic communities. Students will be mentored by professor and master artists, develop syllabi and teach a dance curriculum.
DANCE 163. Advanced Improvisation
(2) KINGSLEY
Prerequisite: Dance 51 or permission of instructor.
Recommended Preparation: Improvisation - Dance.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated once for credit for a maximum of 4 units. Only two units may be applied for credit in the major.
Designed for students with previous dance improvisation experience. Subje cts include contact improvisation (sharing of weight between partners) an d ensemble improvisation (development of group awareness in choreographic and spontaneous dance performance). Kneepads are required.
DANCE 165. Embodied Anatomy
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division or permission of instructor.
For dancers and individuals interested in studying human anatomy from a dancer's perspective, including scientific information, experiential pr actice, and a focus on both the body's physical structure and its kinetic possibilities. Brings awareness to how we synthesize time and space in order to move rhythmically, create coherent shapes, locomote through spac e and organize complex coordination of multiple systems within the body . Anatomical awareness helps with injury prevention and offers one a mo re meaningful relationship to their human form.
DANCE 186. Dance Production
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Dance 151C.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units.
Exploration of the process of collaboration between dance choreographers an d theatre designers in the development of designs for dance productions. Fi nal project will be a public performance of the choreographers' and designe rs' work.
DANCE 189. Elements of Performing
(1-3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Dance 56F.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 units.
The study of stage technique for the development of alert, responsive, an d dynamic performers. Individual coaching in the elements of performing s uch as projection, timing, and pre- performance preparation.
DANCE 190. UCSB Dance Company
(2-4) MOSELEY
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 16 units, but only 8 units may be applied toward the major.
Selected students work as dancers in the UCSB Dance Company, studying and a nalyzing choreography and performance. The company performs locally and/or on tour. Students experience the integral workings of a company.
DANCE 191. Senior Project
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Dance 151C.
Choreographic or performance project produced as the culmininating presenta tion for the B.F.A. degree. Course includes detailed documentation of the p rocedure followed during the creation of the final project.
DANCE 193H. Senior Honors Project
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Enrollment Comments: This course is for students who will complete their projects in one quarter. A final grade will be assigned upon completion. Students must have a 3.0 university grade-point average; 3.4 departmental grade-point average, unless exempt by petition; faculty nomination.
Senior honors project. Advanced thesis project in either academic research or creative activity, supervised by a faculty advisor. Students successfull y completing the project, as evaluated by a three-person committee, will gr aduate with distinction in the major.
DANCE 193HA. Senior Honors Project
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a 3.0 university grade-point average; 3.4 departmental grade-point average, unless exempt by petition; faculty nomination. A three quarter "in-progress" course with grades assigned upon completion of Dance 193HC.
Senior honors project. Advanced thesis project in either academic research or creative activity, supervised by a faculty advisor. Students successfull y completing the project, as evaluated by a three-person committee, will gr aduate with distinction in the major. Students must ha 3.0 university grade -point average; 3.4 departmental grade-point average, unless exempt by peti tion; faculty nomination.
DANCE 193HB. Senior Honors Project
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Dance 193HA; senior standing.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a 3.0 university grade-point average; 3.4 departmental grade-point average, unless exempt by petition; faculty nomination. A three quarter "in-progress" course with grades assigned upon completion of Dance 193HC.
Senior honors project. Advanced thesis project in either academic research or creative activity, supervised by a faculty advisor. Students successfull y completing the project, as evaluated by a three-person committee, will gr aduate with distinction in the major.
DANCE 193HC. Senior Honors Project
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Dance 193HA or 193HB; senior standing.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a 3.0 university grade-point average; 3.4 departmental grade-point average, unless exempt by petition; faculty nomination. A three quarter "in-progress" course with grades assigned upon completion of Dance 193HC.
Senior honors project. Advanced thesis project in either academic research or creative activity, supervised by a faculty advisor. Students successfull y completing the project, as evaluated by a three-person committee, will gr aduate with distinction in the major.
DANCE 199. Independent Study in Dance
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and department; upper-division standing; completion o f 2 upper-division courses in Dance.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA for the preceding 3 quaters and are limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined.
Independent study in dance. Projects in choreography or dance research.
DANCE 199RA. Independent Research Assistance in Dance
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; completion of 2 upper-division courses in Dance; c onsent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA for the preceding 3 quarters and are limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined.
Independent research assistance in dance. Supervised assistance in faculty research project.

 
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DANCEW 36. History of Modern Dance
(4) BENNAHUM
Historical development of modern dance in the United Sates and Europe in the twentieth century. Emphasis on visionary, feminist, and radical aspec ts of the form.

 
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THTR 1. Play Analysis
(4) KING
Provides the theater artist with practical tools for text analysis. Studyin g five major works ranging from Shakespeare to a living playwright, the cou rse examines such concepts as language, style, period, character, themes, a nd structure.
THTR 2A. Performance in Global Contexts: Africa and the Caribbean
(4) MCMAHON
Introduction to local performance traditions in Africa and the Caribbean, s uch as storytelling, ritual, and Carnival. The course also examines how Af rican and Caribbean playwrights put those traditions to social and politica l uses by incorporating them into post-colonial plays.
THTR 2B. Performance in Global Contexts: ASIA
(4) KIM
Introduction to pan-Asian performance traditions (theater, dance, performan ce art, popular culture) in various national genres such as Beijing opera, Chinese spoken drama, Taiwanese heavy metal, Indian and Korean dance, Japan ese Noh, Bunraku, Anime, and Indonesian mask and puppet theater.
THTR 2C. Performance in Global Contexts: EUROPE
(4) WILLIAMS
Introduction to theater and performance practice and traditions in Europe . Topics will include ritual, the rise of a public theater, the political uses of theater, the development of festival theater, and the uses of per formance in non-theatrical contexts.
THTR 2D. Performance in Global Contexts: LATIN AMERICA
(4) CABRANES-GRANT
An introduction to theater and performance in Latin America.
THTR 5. Introduction To Acting
(3) STAFF
An introduction for majors and nonmajors to the multiple problems of the ac tor's art and craft.
THTR 9. Introduction to Playwriting
(4) COWHIG, MORTON, STAFF
An intensive introduction to playwriting for beginning dramatists. Studen ts will read and analyze the structure of plays, write and stage their own short plays, and gain experience acting in and directing each other's work. Homework for the course includes a series of written and performanc e-based assignments.
THTR 10A. Movement For The Stage
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 5; audition.
Enrollment Comments: Students must be concurrently enrolled in Theater 15A.
Intense physical training designed to produce a neutral, dynamic, and expre ssive bodily instrument.
THTR 10B. Movement For The Stage
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 5; audition.
Enrollment Comments: Students must be concurrently enrolled in Dramatic Art 15B.
Intense physical training designed to produce a neutral, dynamic, and expre ssive bodily instrument.
THTR 10C. Movement For The Stage
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 5; audition.
Enrollment Comments: Students must be concurrently enrolled in Dramatic Art 15C.
Intense physical training designed to produce a neutral, dynamic, and expre ssive bodily instrument.
THTR 11A. Voice Laboratory
(2) MORGAN
Prerequisite: Theater 5; audition.
Enrollment Comments: Students must be concurrently enrolled in Dramatic Art 15A.
A fundamental approach to voice for the actor with emphasis on vocal produc tion, articulation, and quality; plus physical relaxation techniques.
THTR 11B. Voice Laboratory
(2) MORGAN
Prerequisite: Theater 5; audition.
Enrollment Comments: Students must be concurrently enrolled in Dramatic Art 15B.
A fundamental approach to voice for the actor with emphasis on vocal produc tion, articulation, and quality; plus physical relaxation techniques.
THTR 11C. Voice Laboratory
(2) MORGAN
Prerequisite: Theater 5; audition.
Enrollment Comments: Students must be concurrently enrolled in Dramatic Art 15C.
A fundamental approach to voice for the actor with emphasis on vocal produc tion, articulation, and quality; plus physical relaxation techniques.
THTR 15A. Fundamentals of Acting
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 5; audition.
Enrollment Comments: Students must be concurrently enrolled in Dramatic Art 10A and 11A.
Development of the intermediate actor's foundational work in improvisation, technique, scene study, textual analysis, and characterization while explor ing creative capacity.
THTR 15B. Fundamentals of Acting
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 5; audition.
Enrollment Comments: Students must be concurrently enrolled in Dramatic Art 10B and 11B.
Development of the intermediate actor's foundational work in improvisation, technique, scene study, textual analysis, and characterization while explor ing creative capacity.
THTR 15C. Fundamentals of Acting
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 5; audition.
Enrollment Comments: Students must be concurrently enrolled in Dramatic Art 10C and 11C.
Development of the intermediate actor's foundational work in improvisation, technique, scene study, textual analysis, and characterization while explor ing creative capacity.
THTR 19. Design Fundamentals for Dance and Theater
(4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Misc: Not open for credit to students who have completed Theater W 19.
Repeat Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Theater W 19.
Lectures, demonstrations and projects to provide an understanding of the stage design process for theater and dance. Study of the elements, prin ciples, terminology, and basic techniques. Exploration of the communicati ve and collaborative process between designer and choreographer/directo r. Concentration in scenic, costume, and lighting design.
THTR 22. Scenic Design
(4) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: Thtr 19
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units with instructor consent.
Projects in the interpretation of plays through scenic elements with conc entration on the design process and the dramatic use of space. Drafting p rojects including floor plans, elevations and basic perspective drawing.
THTR 23. Stage Lighting Design
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 19.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units with instructor consent.
Lecture-demonstration in instrumentation, color in light, control equipme nt, and basic lighting design theories. Technical drawing including light p lots, scheduling and organization for lighting design. Some practical appli cation through laboratory and studio exercise.
THTR 23D. Dance Lighting Design
(3) SCOTT
Prerequisite: Theater 19.
Lecture-demonstration in instrumentation, color in light, control equipment , and basic lighting theories. practical application through laboratory a ssignments and studio productions.
THTR 25. Costume Design
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 19.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units with instructor consent.
Exploration of basic elements and principles of theatre costume design. P rojects in the interpretation of plays through costume elements with conc entration on the design process. Emphasis on figure drawing.
THTR 27A. Theater Graphics and Figure Drawing
(2) STAFF
Introduction to sketching and drawing styles for the theater designer. Incl udes light and shade, perspective, and line drawing. Focus on drawing the h uman form, rendering of fabric, texture and movement.
THTR 29A. Scenic Practicum
(1) STAFF
Empirical understanding of methods of assembly and materials for stage scen ery. Shop organization and operation are experienced during the constructio n process.
THTR 29B. Lighting Practicum
(1) SCOTT
Empirical understanding of optical properties of lightin units, available h anging positions and apparatus, lighting control, electrical safety and sta ge crew organization.
THTR 29C. Costume Practicum
(1) STAFF
Empirical understanding of methods of assembly and materials for stage dres s. Costume shop organization and operation are experienced during the const ruction process.
THTR 29D. Run Crew Practicum
(1) SCOTT
Empirical understanding of backstage organization and operation during live performance.
THTR 31A. Costume Construction
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 29C.
Introduction to materials and construction techniques used in the productio n of theatrical costumes.
THTR 40. Theater Games
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 5 or permission of instructor.
Using theater games, improvisation and storytelling, this course expands the imagination and frees the instincts of the actor. Exercises reflect the work of improvisation icons such as Viola Spolin, Augusto Boal, and Paul Sills. Students also explore techniques for sharing/teaching these g ames in community settings such as schools, senior citizen centers, etc . Prerequisite: Theater 5 or Instructor's Approval. Highly recommended for students focusing on Theater and Community.
THTR 42. I.V. Live
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Lower-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: A maximum of 16 units of Theater 42 and 142 combined may be accepted for credit in the major.
This course produces a weekly performance series in Isla Vista. Students g et first-hand experience in the rigors of theatrical production, as they learn to execute all logistical, technical, and promotional details. The course is affiliated with Isla Vista Arts (www.islavista-arts.org).
THTR 43. The People's Voice
(4) MORGAN
Prerequisite: Lower-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Concurrently offered with THTR 143. A maximum of 8 units of Theater 43 and 143 combined may be accepted for credit in the major.
Students and teens from the community collaborate in writing, crafting, a nd performing an epic myth through the lens of their personal stories.
THTR 49. Theater Workshop
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Lower-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: A maximum of 25 units of Theater 49 and 149 combined may be accepted for credit in the major.
Projects in costume, scenery, lighting, acting, directing.
THTR 94. Group Studies For Lower-Division Students
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Freshmen or sophomore standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for up to 8 units of credit.
Special opportunities for study, research, and project preparation.
THTR 95. Introduction to Stage Management
(2) STAFF
Foundational course exploring the full range of duties and responsibiliti es of a stage manager, a vital role for all theatrical and dance producti ons.
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THTR 104A. Playwriting Workshop
(4) COWHIG, MORTON, STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units.
An exploration of the essential components of playwriting. Exercises focu s on writing dialogue, monologue, creating three-dimensional characters, bu ilding effective story structures, and developing action through language a nd stage images. A series of written assignments.
THTR 104B. Advanced Playwriting Workshop
(4) COWHIG, MORTON, STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units.
A continued exploration of the essential components of playwriting. Writi ng exercises in dialogue, monologue, character, story structure, action a nd stage images. Students focus on developing their individual writing voice. A series of written assignments.
THTR 104C. Collaboration & Ensemble Devising
(4) COWHIG, STAFFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit up to 8 units.
Open to playwrights, dancers, directors, actors, and designers. A series of written and ensemble performance-based assignments in which small groups explore different ways of generating and staging new material. Ensemble wor k devised within this course will be cultivated with an eye towards audit ioning it for the Spring New Works Festival.
THTR 104D. New Works Lab
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units.
An exploration of story structures and technique through rigorous worksho pping and on-its-feet development of pieces selected for inclusion in the d epartmental New Work's Festival. Primarily for students whose work has been selected for the festival, the course is also open to students interested in supporting the work and festival in dramaturgical or producerial capacit ies. A series of written and performance-based assignments.
THTR 104E. Generating New Material (Solo Performance)
(4) COWHIG, STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units.
Focuses on the development of solo performance pieces through the theatri cal exploration of objects and how they can be used to construct visual met aphors. Emphasis is on physical forms of storytelling and methods of buildi ng a dramatic work moment by moment through research and generative writi ng. A series of written and performance- based assignments. Open to playwr ights, designers, dancers, actors, and directors.
THTR 110A. Advanced Movement for the Stage
(2) MILLS
Prerequisite: Theater 10C; concurrent enrollment in Theater 151A.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 4 units.
A continuation of the Dramatic Art 10 series with increased focus on physic al characterization and technical skills.
THTR 110B. Advanced Movement For The Stage
(2) MILLS
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Theater 151B.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 4 units.
A continuation of the Dramatic Art 10 series with increased focus on physic al characterization and technical skills.
THTR 110C. Advanced Movement For The Stage
(2) MILLS
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Theater 151C.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 4 units.
A continuation of the Dramatic Art 10 series with increased focus on physic al characterization and technical skills.
THTR 110D. Advanced Performance Projects
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 110C.
Advanced studio projects utilizing the actor's physical and vocal skills to develop original theatre.
THTR 110E. Stage Violence for Actors
(3) MILLS
Recommended Preparation: Prior movement, dance or martial art training.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Designed for majors.
A practical exploration of the basic techniques and methods required to c reate the illusion of violence on stage. Hand to hand, quarterstaff, bro adsword, rapier and dagger and other historical weapon systems will be in tegrated with foundational acting and storytelling principles. A material s fee will be required for use of theatrical weapons.
THTR 111A. Advanced Voice Laboratory
(2) MORGAN
Prerequisite: Theater 11C; and concurrent enrollment in 151A.
Advanced problems in voice for the actor with continued emphasis on craft, plus the creative and expressive uses of the voice with the body.
THTR 111B. Advanced Voice Laboratory
(2) MORGAN
Prerequisite: Theater 11C; and concurrent enrollment in 151B.
Advanced problems in voice for the actor with continued emphasis on craft, plus the creative and expressive uses of the voice with the body.
THTR 111C. Advanced Voice Laboratory
(2) MORGAN
Prerequisite: Theater 11C; and concurrent enrollment in 151C.
Advanced problems in voice for the actor with continued emphasis on craft, plus the creative and expressive uses of the voice with the body.
THTR 111D. Dialects For The Stage
(3) MORGAN
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
The study of dialects that are often necessary for students pursuing a prof essional career in theatre. Use of video and audio tapes as well as phoneti cs to analyze and physicalize a minimum of six dialects.
THTR 112. Senior Voice Laboratory
(2) MORGAN
Prerequisite: Theater 111C.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 4 units.
Seminar in advanced voice work for senior students in B.F.A.-Acting program . Concentration on projects to find a personal voice in the theatre.
THTR 113AAZZ. Advanced Speech for the Stage
(4) MORGAN
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated if letter designations are different.
The Study of European based accents, varieties of American regional speech, and accents of international English through the use of phonetics, audio vi sual tools, monologues and scenes.
THTR 113E. Advanced Accents for the Stage
THTR 113F. Varities of American English for the Stage
THTR 122. Advanced Scenic Design
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 1, 19, and 22.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 7 units with instructor consent.
Concentration on various set design problems including period and style. Includes drawing, drafting of plans and elevations and rendering techniqu es.
THTR 123. Advanced Stage Lighting Design
(2-4) SCOTT
Prerequisite: Theater 1, 19, and 23.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 7 units with instructor consent.
Lecture-demonstration of controllable properties and functions of light. Includes technical drawing: light plots, scheduling and organization for lighting design, drawing using light and shadow, perspective drawing. P ractical application through studio exercise.
THTR 124. Design Portfolio
(2-4) SCOTT
Prerequisite: Theater 122 or 123 or 125; upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 7 units with instructor consent.
Exploration of advanced design projects with concentration on individual po rtfolios.
THTR 125. Advanced Costume Design
(2-4) BRUICE
Prerequisite: Theater 1, 19 and 25.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 7 units.
Execution of theoretical costume design projects. Concentration on variou s costume design problems including period, style, rendering techniques, and figure drawing.
THTR 132. History of Decorative Styles
(4) SCOTT, BRUICE
A survey of the evolution of design styles and production trends in western theater, emphasizing the history of design and designers, including a study of both interior and exterior decoration with concentration on furnishing, accessories and the changing patterns of culture.
THTR 134P. Puppet Design and Construction
(4) MCCARTHY
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Explores the history of various puppet styles and will focus on the desig n and creation of three iconic puppet forms: Thai shadow puppets (Nang yai), rod puppets (Bunraku), and marionettes. Students will learn both the mechanical aspects and the artistic design elements of puppet creat ion by creating one of each of these three styles.
THTR 140A. Advanced Acting Workshop I
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 5; upper-division standing.
Advanced exploration, performances, and criticism of scenes from a broad ra nge of dramatic scripts with focus on the actor's perspective. Practical sk ills are taught to make the physical exploration of the text a valid exerci se.
THTR 140B. Advanced Acting Workshop II
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Further exploration of performances and criticism of scenes from a broad range of dramatic scripts with focus on the actor's perspective. Practica l skills are taught to make the physical exploration of the text a valid exercise.
THTR 142. I.V. Live
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper Division Standing.
Enrollment Comments: A maximum of 16 units of Theater 42 and 142 combined may be accepted for credit in the major.
This course produces a weekly performance series in Isla Vista. Students ge t first-hand experience in the rigors of theatrical production, as they l earn to execute all logistical, technical and promotional details. The co urse is affiliated with Isla Vista Arts (www.islavista-arts.org).
THTR 143. The People's Voice
(4) MORGAN
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Concurrently offered with Thtr 43. A maximum of 8 unitsof Theater 43 and 143 combined may be accepted for credit in the major.
Students and teens from the community collaborate in writing, crafting, and performing an epic myth through the lens of their personal stories.
THTR 144A. Shakespeare Production
(4) APPEL
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered. Quarters usually offered: Summer. A 2-quarter, in-progress sequence with both grades given upon completion of Theater 144B.
Students study, rehearse and produce one of Shakespeare's plays. The class culminates with performances that are open to the public during the final w eek. Students can participate as actors, assistant directors, designers or stage managers.
THTR 144B. Shakespeare Production
(4) APPEL
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered. Quarters usually offered: Summer. A 2-quarter, in-progress sequence with both grades given upon completion of Theater 144B.
Students study, rehearse and produce one of Shakespeare's plays. The class culminates with performances that are open to the public during the final w eek. Students can participate as actors, assistant directors, designers or stage managers.
THTR 145. Oregon Shakespeare Festival Tour
(1-4) APPEL
Enrollment Comments: There is a separate materials fee for this course that includes admission to all events and lodging in Oregon. Travel and meals are not included and are the responsibility of each student.
Students study one or more plays being performed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. While in Ashland, students attend 7-8 performances, take a backst age tour and participate in workshops and lectures led by members of the co mpany.
THTR 146. Launch Pad: New Plays in Process
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Recommended Preparation: Upper division + THTR 1, 5, 9, or 19.
Working with the artistic director of LAUNCH PAD and 3 professional playw rights, this 3-week intensive course workshops a new play every week. Stu dent actors, directors, designers, dramaturgs, playwrights, and stage man agers learn the vital skills of working on new plays in the earliest stag es of their development. The workshop culminates in an invited public rea ding at the end of each week. Over the 3 weeks, participants have the opp ortunity to take on different functions in the process.
THTR 149. Theatre Workshop
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: A maximum of 25 units of Theater 49 and 149 combined may be accepted for credit in the major.
Projects in costume, scenery, lighting, acting, directing.
THTR 151A. Advanced Acting
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 15C and 188S; concurrent enrollment in Theater 110A and 111A
Advanced acting. Scene work and exercises exploring various acting styles w hich may include Shakespeare, Artaud, Greek, period comedy and farce, and A bsurd.
THTR 151B. Advanced Acting
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 15C and 188S; concurrent enrollment in Theater 110B and 111B
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated once for credit by recommendation of instructor.
Advanced acting. Scene work and exercises exploring various acting styles w hich may include Shakespeare, Artaud, Greek, period comedy and farce, and A bsurd.
THTR 151C. Advanced Acting
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 15C and 188S; concurrent enrollment in Theater 110C and 111C
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated once for credit by recommendation of instructor.
Advanced acting. Scene work and exercises exploring various acting styles w hich may include Shakespeare, Artaud, Greek, period comedy and farce, and A bsurd.
THTR 151D. Advanced Acting: Modern Trends
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 151C.
Study and performance of contemporary acting developments.
THTR 151F. Senior Auditions
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 151C.
Preparation and study of material and techniques for professional and gradu ate school audition.
THTR 151G. Alternate Acting Styles
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 151C.
Continued work in performance styles and other skills.
THTR 151S. Senior One-Person Shows
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 151C.
Individually researched performance projects.
THTR 152A. Introduction to Stage Directing
(4) WHITAKER, APPLE, BRAININ
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; consent of instructor.
Recommended Preparation: Thtr 1, 5, 14, 19, and 29A-B-C-D.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Fall. This course is not open to students who have taken Theater 152.
Repeat Comments: This course is not open to students who have taken THTR 152.
Basic principles and practice of directing. Lectures, demonstrations, and p rojects to give the nonspecialist and potential directing emphasis studen t a general idea of the directorial process.
THTR 152B. Techniques of Directing
(4) BRAININ
Prerequisite: Theater 1, 14, 19, and 152.
Repeat Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed DA 153B. (Legal repeat of DA 153B)
Laboratory in directorial scene work.
THTR 152C. Advanced Directing
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 152B.
Advanced directing techniques and scene work, including departures of reali sm.
THTR 152D. Directorial Production
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 152C.
Repeat Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed DA 153C. (Legal repeat of DA 153C)
Full directorial responsibility for the mounting of one-act play.
THTR 152E. Projects in Directing
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 152D.
Enrollment Comments: With instructor consent, students can take Dramatic Art 104C instead of theDramatic Art 153C prerequisite.
Repeat Comments: Not open for credit for students who have completed DA 153D. (Legal repeat of DA 153D)
Special projects for the advanced director.
THTR 153P. Projects in Design and Production
(1-6) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Repeat Comments: This course is a legal repeat of 153E.
Special projects in each area of concentration.
THTR 180A. American Drama to 1940
(4) KING
Repeat Comments: Legal repeat of DA 155A.
History of the American drama and theater from early years to 1940. Importa nt plays, performers, institutions, and styles of production are given sele ctive attention.
THTR 180B. American Drama 1940 to Present
(4) KING
Repeat Comments: Legal repeat of DA 155B.
History of the American drama and theater from 1940 to the present. Importa nt plays, performers, institutions, and styles of production are given sele ctive attention.
THTR 180C. Contemporary American Drama and Theater
(4) KING
Repeat Comments: Legal repeat of DA 155C.
Close study of major playwrights, directors, solo performance artists, and other artists working in the contemporary American theater, mainstream and avant-garde. Writing assignments focus on developing critical arguments abo ut new work.
THTR 180D. Latin American Theater and Performance
(4) CABRANES-GRANT
Repeat Comments: Legal repeat of DA 155D.
Survey of Hispanic-American drama and theory including authors like Carball ido, Gambaro, Marques, Triana, Valdez, and others.
THTR 180E. Culture Clash: Studies in U.S. Latino Theater
(4) MORTON
Repeat Comments: Legal repeat of DA 155E.
A survey, in English, of the dramatic literature of U.S. Latinos from 1965 to the present. Includes history and criticism of the theater of Chicano, P uerto Rican, Cuban, and other Americans of Hispanic origin in the U.S.
THTR 180F. Asian American Theater
(4) KIM
Repeat Comments: Legal repeat of DA 155F
Overview of the Asian American theater movement, its political and artistic achievements. Issues addressed include race and ethnicity, generational dif ference, gender, sexuality, and relationship to root cultures. Artists cove red include Frank Chin, David Henry Hwang, Elizabeth Wong, Chay Yew, Margar et Cho.
THTR 180G. Race, Gender, and Performance
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Repeat Comments: Legal repeat of DA 163.
Comparative analysis of contemporary American plays and performances by art ists of diverse gender, sexual, ethnic, and racial backgrounds. Students le arn to perceive and critically respond to race and gender issues in plays a nd the theatrical production.
THTR 181AAZZ. National Studies in European Theater and Drama
(4) CABRANES-GRANT, KIM, WILLIAMS
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit provided letter designations are different.
Special topics in European theater and drama.
THTR 181B. British Theater and Drama
THTR 181F. French Theater and Drama
THTR 181G. German Theater and Drama
THTR 181RU. Russian Theater and Drama
THTR 181SR. Russian Theater and Drama
THTR 181ST. Special Topics European Theater and Drama
THTR 182AAZZ. Transnational Studies in European Theater and Drama
(4) CABRANES-GRANT, KIM, WILLIAMS
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit provided letter designations are different.
Special topics in transnational studies in European theater and drama.
THTR 182A. Ancient Theater and Drama
THTR 182BR. Transnational Studies in European Theater and Drama
THTR 182M. Modern Theater and Drama
THTR 182MC. Modern Contemporary
THTR 182MD. Medieval Theater and Drama
THTR 182N. Neoclassical Theater and Drama
THTR 182RN. Renaissance Theater and Drama
THTR 183AAZZ. Asian Theater and Performance
(4) KIM
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit provided letter designations are different.
Special topics in Asian theater and performance.
THTR 183EA. East Asian Theater Performance
THTR 183SA. South Asian Theater and Performance
THTR 183ST. Special Topics
THTR 184AAZZ. African and Caribbean Performance
(4) CABRANEST-GRANT, MCMAHON
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit provided letter designations are different.
Special topics in African and Caribbean performance.
THTR 184AA. African American Performance
THTR 184CA. Comparative African Theater and Performance
THTR 184CD. Caribbean and Diaspora
THTR 184SA. South African Performance
THTR 184WA. West African Performance
THTR 185AAZZ. Cross-Cultural Studies in Theater and Drama
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit provided letter designations are different.
Special topics in cross-cultural studies in theater and drama.
THTR 185C. Comedy
THTR 185I. Intercultural Theater: East and West
THTR 185MU. Cross-Cultural Studies in Theater and Drama
THTR 185MX. Theater and Performance in Mexico focusing on Women, Power, and Politics
THTR 185ST. Special Topics in Cross Cultural Studies Theater and Drama
THTR 185T. Tragedy
THTR 187AAZZ. Performance Studies
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit provided letter designations are different.
Special topics in performance studies.
THTR 187CP. Collecting as Performance
THTR 187D. Darkness in Theater
THTR 187FG. Feminist and Gender Studies in Performance
THTR 187MU. Creating Experimental Performance: Memory, History, Process and Practice
THTR 187PA. Performance Art
THTR 187PH. Physicality
THTR 187PS. Introduction to Performance Studies
THTR 187RF. Ritual and Folklore Performance Studies
THTR 187ST. Special Topics in Performance Studies
THTR 187TA. Teatro as a Tool for Teaching I
THTR 187TB. Teatro as a Tool for Teaching II
THTR 188AAZZ. History of Performance
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit provided letter designations are different.
Special topics in the history of performance.
THTR 188A. History of Acting
THTR 188D. History of Directing
THTR 188DA. History of Dance
THTR 188DV. History of Design and Visual Elements
THTR 188S. Shakespeare on Film and Stage
THTR 188ST. Special Topics in Performance
THTR 188TP. Modern Theater: Theory and Practice
THTR 190. Production Administration
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for up to six units of credit.
Workshop for advanced students functioning as assistants to directors, desi gners, and technical directors. portfolio, promptbook, or paper required.
THTR 192. Upper-Division Seminar
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors.
A seminar course for upper-division students in the Theater Studies emphase s. Topics are selected according to the interests of the students.
THTR 193H. Senior Honors Project
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a 3.0 university grade-point average; 3.4 departmental grade-point average, unless exempt by petition; faculty nomination. This course is for students who will complete their projects in one quarter. A final grade will be assigned upon completion.
Senior honors project. Advanced thesis project in either academic researcho r creative activity, supervised by a faculty adviser. Students successfully completing the project, as evalutated by a three-person committee, will gra duate with distinction in the major.
THTR 193HA. Senior Honors Project
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have 3.0 university GPA; 3.4 depart. GPA; faculty nomination.4 to 8 units required in honors sequence; minimum of 2 units per quarter. Course is the 1st in sequence for students who will complete their projectsin either 2 or 3 quarters. An "in-progress" grade will be assigned; studentsmay then enroll in either DA 193HB or 193HC.
Senior honors project. Advanced thesis project in either academic research or creative activity, supervised by a faculty advisor. Students successfull y completing the project, as evaluated by a three-person committee, will gr aduate with distinction in the major.
THTR 193HB. Senior Honors Project
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 193HA.
Enrollment Comments: Four to eight units required in the honors sequence; minimum two units per quarter. This course is the second in the sequence for students who will complete their projects in three quarters. An "in-progress" grade will be assigned; students will then enroll in Dramatic Art 193HC.
Senior honors project. Advanced thesis project in either academic research or creative activity, supervised by a faculty advisor. Students successfull y completing the project, as evaluated by a three-person committee, will gr aduate with distinction in the major.
THTR 193HC. Senior Honors Project
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 193HA or 193HB.
Enrollment Comments: Four to eight units required in the honors sequence; minimum two units per quarter. This course is the final in the two or three quarter sequence. A final grade will be assigned upon completion.
Senior honors project. Advanced thesis project in either academic research or creative activity, supervised by a faculty advisor. Students successfull y completing the project, as evaluated by a three-person committee, will gr aduate with distinction in the major.
THTR 194A. Group Studies in Acting and Directing
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 16 units.
Intensive study, research, and project preparation in acting and directing.
THTR 194D. Group Studies in Design
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 16 units.
Intensive study, research, and project preparation in theatrical design.
THTR 194L. Group Studies in Literature
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 16 units.
Intensive study, research, and project preparation in dramatic literature.
THTR 194T. Group Studies in Theatre
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 16 units.
Intensive study, research, and project preparation in theatre.
THTR 195. Principles of Stage Management
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or instructor approval.
Upper division course that builds upon the foundational information of TH TR 95, providing a greater depth and breadth of exploration into the duti es of the stage manager from pre-production through strike. Topics includ e communication, organizational skills, rehearsal procedures, and perfo rmance responsibilities. Greater stage management practical experience ga ined through in-class exercises and outside assignments.
THTR 195P. Stage Management Practicum
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 195.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 16 units.
Production oriented course allowing student practical experience in stage m anagement training. Student will serve as assistant stage manager or stagem anager for a main stage or student directed departmental production.
THTR 196. Dance Production
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 19; 22 or 123 or 125; upper-division standing; consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 16 units, only 8 units may be applied toward the major.
Repeat Comments: (Legal repeat of DA 186.)
Exploration of the process of collaboration between dance choreographers and theater designers in the development of designs for dance productions . Final project is a public performance of the choreographers' and design er' work.
THTR 199. Independent Studies in Theater
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; completion of 2 upper-division courses in Theater.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA for the preceding 3 quarters and arelimited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined.
Independent studies in theater.
THTR 199RA. Independent Research Assistance in Theater
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; completion of 2 upper-division courses in Theater; consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA for the preceding 3 quarters and arelimited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses.
Independent research assistance in theater. Supervised assistance in facu lty research project.
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THTR 210A. Research Methods: Ethnography and Performance
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Introduction to select methods for conducting advanced research in thea tre, drama, and performance. The methodological focus, which varies acc ording to instructor, may include ethnography, historiography, dramatic criticism, phenomenology, or audience reception, among others. Students will read exemplary monographs and statements of method from leading sc holars in the field. They will then practically apply those methods to an original, ongoing research project that will culminate in a substant ive seminar paper.
THTR 212. Drama of Mixed Genres
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Masterpieces of intermingled forms from Greeks to the present. Dramatists i nclude Euripides, Shakespeare, Moliere, Pinter, and others.
THTR 220. Corporealities: Global Theories of the Dancing Body
(4) BENNAHUM
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Corporealities: Global Theories of the Dancing Body a graduate seminar th at examines the political and aesthetic roles played by the dancing body throughout history. We will conduct close readings of written and danced texts that establish a theoretical genealogy of performance from the fi rst theoretical texts produced by European, Asian and African dancing mas ters and architectural theorists to contemporary American performance art .
THTR 221. The History and Theory of Directing
(4) WILLIAMS
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Readings in the major theorists of directing and in the history of directin g in the modern and contemporary theatre.
THTR 230. Dramatic Theory: Aristotle to Nietzsche
(4) KING
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Detailed study of theories from The Poetics to The Birth of Tragedy.
THTR 232. Modern and Contemporary Theory
(4) CABRANES-GRANT
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
A graduate level introduction to twentieth and twenty-first century critica l theory. Topics vary and may include Marxism, Brecht, Artaud, theories of the avant-garde, psychoanalysis, feminism, structuralism, post-structuralis m, postmodernism, and postcolonialism.
THTR 250. Topics in Dramatic Literature and Theatre History
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Varies in content from year to year. Recent offerings have included classic s in performance, translating drama, violence in drama, dramatic genre, and literature and theatre.
THTR 251. Performance Studies
(4) KIM
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Varies in content from year to year, but offerings may include studies of t he avant-garde and perforance art, sport as ritual and performance, theatre on trial, politics and war as performance.
THTR 254. Performance of Physicality
(4) KIM
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
Explores various case studies of the theatrical representation and percepti on of the human body in Europe, the Americas, and Asia in the twentieth cen tury especially related to the construction of gender, race, class, nation, and sexuality.
THTR 256. Dancing the Diaspora: Tracing the Africanist Presence in Afro-Caribbean and American Worlds
(4) BENNAHUM
Traces a genealogy of dance and choreographic practice in the Afro-Caribb ean and American worlds. Examination of a range of interdisciplinary te xts, from theoretical discourses surrounding issues of race, blackness and collective, diasporic identity to dance histories of religious and concert stage traditions, to art historical texts that deepen our aesthet ic understanding of dancing bodies in West African and Africanist relig ious ritual and secular performance.
THTR 261. Directing for Graduate Students
(4) TORSIGLIERI, WHITAKER
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units.
An investigation of the fundamentals and techniques of directing, including principles of staging, text analysis, and actor coaching.
THTR 262. Practice in Design
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units.
Projects and study in design; practical application to projects.
THTR 263. Practice in Dramaturgy
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units.
Projects in dramaturgy; practical applications and projects.
THTR 264. Practice in Directing
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 221 or 261; graduate standing; consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units.
Advanced problems in directing, practical applications, and projects. Culmi nates in directing one-act plays.
THTR 265A. Practice in Playwriting
(1-4) MORTON
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units.
An independent study in playwrighting. Students may work on a full-length play, a one act play, a solo performance text.
THTR 266. Practice in Theatre and Dance
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of instructor.
Projects in various areas of theatre and dance, including acting, stage man agement, production and directing.
THTR 270B. African Performance Studies
(4) MCMAHON
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Examines the broad field of performance in Africa and the African diaspora, including ritual, storytelling, oral traditions, masquerades, festivals, da nce, truth commissions, and spirit possession.
THTR 271A. Asian Theatre and Drama
(4) KIM
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Dramatic literature and staged theater of Asia. Coverage varies from tradit onal to contemporary dramatists and theatre styles from East Asia to India and/or Southeast Asia. Reception of Asian theatre in non-Asian contexts is often considered.
THTR 271B. Asian Performance Studies
(4) KIM
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Performance modes examined in this course may include shaman ritual, puppet ry, masked performance, religious ceremonies, mass movements, and political events from various regions of Asia and the Pacific. Performances are consi dered in their tourist and cross-cultural contexts as well as in terms of m ore conventional settings and aesthetics.
THTR 272A. European Theatre and Drama
(4) CABRANES-GRANT, WILLIAMS
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
An examination of theatrical traditions of Europe. Offerings vary, but may include ancient and medieval drama and theatre as well as Enlightenment, St urm and Drang and Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, and Symbolism.
THTR 273A. Theater and Drama of the Americas
(4) CABRANES-GRANT, MORTON, KING
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
An examination of pan-American trends and traditions in drama. Readings may range widely beyond national and continental borders to focus on specific c ountries and/or movements in Latin America, the United States, and Canada.
THTR 273C. Theatre and Drama of the United States
(4) CABRANES-GRANT, KING
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
An examination of trends and traditions in theatre of the United States. Ro ots of Broadway, U.S. Latino theatre, Asian American theatre, melodrama, th e Group Theatre and its legacy, multicultural theatre and contemporary thea ter.
THTR 500. Teaching: Methods and Practice
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and current appointment as a departmental teaching assistant.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit. Required of all teaching assistants. S/U grade.No unit credit allowed toward advanced degrees.
Introduction to the problems and techniques of teaching dramatic art, throu gh teaching responsibilities in departmental courses and through consultati on with supervising faculty members.
THTR 596. Directed Reading and Research
(2-8) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Individual tutorial. A written proposal for each tutorial must be approved by the department chair.
THTR 598. Master's Thesis Project, Research and Creative
(1-8) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of eight units. No unit credit allowed toward advanced degrees.
Master's thesis project, research and creative.
THTR 599. Dissertation Research and Preparation
(1-12) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of chair of student's doctoral committee. (Repeatable to 108 units - not 99).
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 108 units. S/U grading. No unit credit allowed toward advanced degree.
Dissertation research and preparation.

 
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THTR W 19. Design Fundamentals for Dance and Theater
(4) SCOTT
Lectures, demonstrations and projects to provide an understanding of the stage design process for theater and dance. Study of the elements, prin ciples, terminology, and basic techniques. Exploration of the communica tive and collaborative process between designer and choreographer/direc tor. Concentration in scenic, costume, and lighting design.