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


 

Some courses displayed may not be offered every year. For actual course offerings by quarter, please consult the Quarterly Class Search or GOLD (for current students). To see the historical record of when a particular course has been taught in the past, please visit the Course Enrollment Histories.

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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 cultures. Forms covered include Flamenco, Ballet, African, Mexican, and East Indian.
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 aspects 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 Isolations.
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, Freestyle, 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 of dance in close relationship to other forms of cultural expression.
DANCE 46. Introduction to Social Dance: History and Practice
(2) WHITED, BRANDON
An introductory level survey of Social Dance. Studio- based physical practice will be complimented by a survey of the history, theory and/or literature of Social Dance. A beginning level elective dance course, Intro toSocial Dance focuses on forms developing in Europe, North and South America, as well as their migration and development across borders. Course work is grounded in the physical study of multiple styles alongside outside classwork comprised of readings, viewings and collaborative group projects.
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 ballet. 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 ballet. 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 ballet. 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. Emphasis on exploration of movement variation, breath rhythm, the development 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 expressive 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 expressive 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 expressive 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 expressive 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 expressive 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 expressive 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 and cultural orientations. Practical instruction in notation, rhythmic movement, 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 history 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 research.
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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 process. This course aims to develop an articulate, critical facility with a sharp aesthetic eye. Students will view, discuss, and write about the art work of contemporary and historically significant dance, theater, and visual artists 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 to teach dance, choreography and videography to at-risk youth in fragile economic communities throughout Santa Barbara. They will be mentored by professor and master artists, develop syllabi and learn to teach develop and 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, Popping, Locking, Whacking, Punking, Voguing, and Freestyle. Students learn the physical lexicon of the various styles, and are immersed in the cultural aspects of the forms, contextualizing the dances both historically and socially. With a strong focus on accurately embodying the essence of each style, the class breaks down the initiation of motion and pathways 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 history and its development as a theatrical art form from primitive cultures until 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 present day. Topics will include the romantic and Russian ballets, the Age Diaghilev, 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 choreographicpractice from West Africa throughout the Afro- Caribbean during the transatlantic slave trade and into the Southern, Midwestern and Northeastern states of the U.S. We will study the Africanist presence in the body from Brazil 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 ballet George Balanchine and his incorporation of Afro-American jazz/tap intoclassical 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, theater, music and art from Russia on the eve of its Bolshevik Revolution to America. We will study the revolutionary Moscow Art Theater, Isadora Duncan’s influence on the Ballets Russes and the early protest theater of 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-specificdance in California and New York and focuses specifically on 3 seminal American 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 elements 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 elements 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 elements 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 of 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 elements 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; experience in development of dance studies; theory and technique of advanced group choreography.
DANCE 151B. Choreography
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Dance 151A
Analysis of the elements of choreographic form; styles and trends; experience in development of dance studies; theory and technique of advanced group choreography.
DANCE 151C. Choreography
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Thtr 23D
Analysis of the elements of choreographic form; styles and trends; experience in development of dance studies; theory and technique of advanced group 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 editing software and video camera operation. Drawing upon choreographic principles, students will create short film projects expanding their compositional 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. Buildingon technical editing skills with an introduction to formatting options forweb-ready, DVD-ready and large screen-ready video, and compositional techniques 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. Building 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, theater, music and art from Russia on the eve of its Bolshevik Revolution to America. We will study the revolutionary Moscow Art Theater, Isadora Duncan’s influence on the Ballets Russes and the early protest theater of Martha 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 anexpressive 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 anexpressive 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 anexpressive 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 function and esthetics in the development of movement vocabulary, applicationof anatomy, kinetics and musicality. Includes practical experience teachingdance 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 to teach dance, choreography, and digital media to at-risk youth in fragile economic communities. Students will be mentored by professor and masterartists, develop syllabi and teach a dance curriculum.
DANCE 158B. Fundamentals of Dance Pedagogy
(4) PRESS
Prerequisite: Dance 56C and Dance 45.
Recommended Preparation: Dance 50 and Dance 51.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors.
Upper division course examining philosophical and practical methodologiesin teaching dance for children and adults, while focusing on multicultural awareness, academic study, Laban Movement Analysis, neuroscience, and classroom management. The integration of theory and practice, critical thinking skills, communication, collaboration and creativity are all emphasized.
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. Subjects include contact improvisation (sharing of weight between partners) and ensemble improvisation (development of group awareness in choreographicand spontaneous dance performance). Kneepads are required.
DANCE 164. Integrated Dance Partnering
(2) WHITED
Prerequisite: Dance 47F and Dance 56F or equivalent.
Recommended Preparation: Dance 50 and Dance 51.
An Upper Division, intermediate/advanced study of the skills, mechanics and intersection of multiple partnering dance forms. Integrated Partneringwill draw from contact improvisation, ballet and contemporary partnering in order to develop a broad understanding, and adaptable command of partnering. Beyond foundational mechanics, conditioning and safe practices,the course will delve into selected repertory phrase work—and partnered work in collaborative, compositional, and improvisational capacities—to support a practical application of skills in a professional rehearsal context.
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 practice, and a focus on both the body's physical structure and its kineticpossibilities. Brings awareness to how we synthesize time and space in order to move rhythmically, create coherent shapes, locomote through space and organize complex coordination of multiple systems within the body. Anatomical awareness helps with injury prevention and offers one a more 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 and theatre designers in the development of designs for dance productions. Final project will be a public performance of the choreographers' and designers' 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, and dynamic performers. Individual coaching in the elements of performing such 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 analyzing 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 presentation for the B.F.A. degree. Course includes detailed documentation of the procedure 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 successfully completing the project, as evaluated by a three-person committee, will graduate 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 successfully completing the project, as evaluated by a three-person committee, will graduate with distinction in the major. Students must ha 3.0 university grade-point average; 3.4 departmental grade-point average, unless exempt by petition; 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 successfully completing the project, as evaluated by a three-person committee, will graduate 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 successfully completing the project, as evaluated by a three-person committee, will graduate with distinction in the major.
DANCE 195. SBDT Apprentice/Mentor Program
(2) PILAFIAN
Recommended Preparation: Dance 47F, 50, 51, 56F
Prepares students for professional work in the field of dance. Apprentices will join with professional dancers in UC Santa Barbara’s resident professional dance company, Santa Barbara Dance Theater, to rehearse choreographic works, with the possibility of performing in studio showings, repertory previews and the company’s concerts on and off campus. These experiences are expected to raise each apprentice’s awareness of collaborative methods and professional standards of performance artistry. The artistic director of Santa Barbara Dance Theater will be designated as the instructor of record,with mentoring and coordinating assistance from one or more company members.
DANCE 199. Independent Study in Dance
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and department; upper-division standing; completion of 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; consent 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 aspects of the form.

 
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THTR 1. Play Analysis
(4) KING
Provides the theater artist with practical tools for text analysis. Studying five major works ranging from Shakespeare to a living playwright, the course examines such concepts as language, style, period, character, themes, and structure.
THTR 2A. Performance in Global Contexts: Africa and the Caribbean
(4) MCMAHON
Introduction to local performance traditions in Africa and the Caribbean, such as storytelling, ritual, and Carnival. The course also examines how African and Caribbean playwrights put those traditions to social and political 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, performance art, popular culture) in various national genres such as Beijing opera, Chinese spoken drama, Taiwanese heavy metal, Indian and Korean dance, Japanese 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 politicaluses of theater, the development of festival theater, and the uses of performance 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 actor's art and craft.
THTR 9. Introduction to Playwriting
(4) COWHIG, MORTON, STAFF
An intensive introduction to playwriting for beginning dramatists. Students will read and analyze the structure of plays, write and stage their own short plays, and gain experience acting in and directing each other'swork. Homework for the course includes a series of written and performance-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 expressive 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 expressive 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 expressive 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 production, 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 production, 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 production, 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 exploring 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 exploring 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 exploring 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, principles, terminology, and basic techniques. Exploration of the communicative and collaborative process between designer and choreographer/director. 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 concentration on the design process and the dramatic use of space. Drafting projects 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 equipment, and basic lighting design theories. Technical drawing including light plots, scheduling and organization for lighting design. Some practical application 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 assignments 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. Projects in the interpretation of plays through costume elements with concentration 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. Includes light and shade, perspective, and line drawing. Focus on drawing the human form, rendering of fabric, texture and movement.
THTR 29A. Scenic Practicum
(1) STAFF
Empirical understanding of methods of assembly and materials for stage scenery. Shop organization and operation are experienced during the construction process.
THTR 29B. Lighting Practicum
(1) SCOTT
Empirical understanding of optical properties of lightin units, available hanging positions and apparatus, lighting control, electrical safety and stage crew organization.
THTR 29C. Costume Practicum
(1) STAFF
Empirical understanding of methods of assembly and materials for stage dress. Costume shop organization and operation are experienced during the construction process.
THTR 29D. Run Crew Practicum
(1) SCOTT
Empirical understanding of backstage organization and operation during liveperformance.
THTR 31A. Costume Construction
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 29C.
Introduction to materials and construction techniques used in the production 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 reflectthe work of improvisation icons such as Viola Spolin, Augusto Boal, andPaul Sills. Students also explore techniques for sharing/teaching these games 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 get 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, and 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 responsibilities of a stage manager, a vital role for all theatrical and dance productions.
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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 focus on writing dialogue, monologue, creating three-dimensional characters, building effective story structures, and developing action through language and 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. Writing exercises in dialogue, monologue, character, story structure, action and 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 groupsexplore different ways of generating and staging new material. Ensemble work devised within this course will be cultivated with an eye towards auditioning 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 workshopping and on-its-feet development of pieces selected for inclusion in the departmental New Work's Festival. Primarily for students whose work has beenselected for the festival, the course is also open to students interestedin supporting the work and festival in dramaturgical or producerial capacities. 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 theatrical exploration of objects and how they can be used to construct visual metaphors. Emphasis is on physical forms of storytelling and methods of building a dramatic work moment by moment through research and generative writing. A series of written and performance- based assignments. Open to playwrights, 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 physical 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 physical 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 physical 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 todevelop 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 create the illusion of violence on stage. Hand to hand, quarterstaff, broadsword, rapier and dagger and other historical weapon systems will be integrated with foundational acting and storytelling principles. A materials 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 professional career in theatre. Use of video and audio tapes as well as phonetics 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 visual 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 techniques.
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. Practical 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 portfolios.
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 various 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 westerntheater, emphasizing the history of design and designers, including a studyof 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 design 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 creation 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 range of dramatic scripts with focus on the actor's perspective. Practical skills are taught to make the physical exploration of the text a valid exercise.
THTR 140B. Advanced Acting Workshop II
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Theater 5; 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. Practical skills are taught to make the physical exploration of the text a valid exercise.
THTR 141. Shakespeare Basics
(4) MORGAN
Prerequisite: THTR 5 and THTR 140B
Recommended Preparation: THTR 9, THTR 19
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors.
Theater 141, Shakespeare Basics, provides the tools for analyzing and acting Shakespearean text. This is an actor’s approach. Through the study of sense, scansion/rhythm, phrasing, speech units, word structure, figures of speech, key words, imagery, reception/impact, physical action, inner and outerfocal points the student lays the groundwork for interpreting and embodyingShakespeare characters. While this course serves as a basic entry to Shakespeare, the student is expected to have some experience or training as an actor and familiar with the terms objective, given circumstances, intention, personalization, and subtext.
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 get 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 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, andperforming 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 week. 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 week. 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 backstage tour and participate in workshops and lectures led by members of the company.
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 playwrights, this 3-week intensive course workshops a new play every week. Student actors, directors, designers, dramaturgs, playwrights, and stage managers learn the vital skills of working on new plays in the earliest stages of their development. The workshop culminates in an invited public reading at the end of each week. Over the 3 weeks, participants have the opportunity 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 which may include Shakespeare, Artaud, Greek, period comedy and farce, and Absurd.
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 which may include Shakespeare, Artaud, Greek, period comedy and farce, and Absurd.
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 which may include Shakespeare, Artaud, Greek, period comedy and farce, and Absurd.
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 graduate 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 projects to give the nonspecialist and potential directing emphasis student a general idea of the directorial process.
THTR 152B. Techniques of Directing
(4) BRAININ
Prerequisite: Theater 1, 14, 19, and 152.