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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
THEATRE-128

Jazz Dance I

Introduces the beginning dance student to the techniques, theories and practice of the jazz genre.

  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable to 3 credits.
Credits3
Lecture
Fall
THEATRE-131

Acting I

Develops a basic organic approach to acting technique through theatre games, vocal and physical exercises, scene work, and improvisation.

  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
THEATRE-137

Ballet I

Development of strength, flexibility, coordination, rhythm and correct body placement as these elements pertain to the technical and stylistic demands of ballet upon the human body.

  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable to 3 credits.
Credits2
Lecture
THEATRE-138

Ballet II

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

Continuing development of strength, flexibility, coordination, rhythm and correct body placement as these elements pertain to the technical and stylistic demands of ballet upon the human body.

Prerequisites
P: Theatre 137.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable to 8 credits.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
THEATRE-141

Period Dance Styles

An overview of folk, social, and popular dance styles from Ancient Greek to present. Styles will be discussed in their historical context and technique will be emphasized in a studio setting.

  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable to 3 credits.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
THEATRE-142

American Musical Theatre Dance

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Repeatable

An overview of dance styles commonly used in Musical Theatre. Styles will be discussed in their historical context and technique will be emphasized in a studio setting.

Prerequisites
P: Theatre 161 and 228.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable to 3 credits.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
THEATRE-145

Modern Dance I

The use of the medium of modern dance, both technically and stylistically, to develop strength, flexibility, coordination and rhythm in the human body, leading to physical self-expression.

  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable to 3 credits.
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
THEATRE-161

Tap Dance I

An introductory study of tap dancing, with emphasis on basic technique, steps, and combinations.

  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable to 3 credits.
Credits1
IND Study
Spring
Fall
THEATRE-190

First Year Applied Musical Theatre Voice

Study of literature drawn from music theatre repertoire. Some classical repertoire will be utilized for the study of style and the development of proper technique and mature tone. Placement is by audition.

Prerequisites
P: Mus App 045 or 105; and cons of prog chair; REC: Music 151, 115 and conc enr in vocal/choral ensemble or theatre/musical theatre production.
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
Credits3
Lecture
THEATRE-198

First Year Seminar

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Prerequisites
Reserved for New Incoming Freshman
    Credits1
    Field EXP
    Spring
    Even Only
    THEATRE-219

    UWGB Meets NYC: New York Theatre Trip

    6-day and 5-night theatre trip to New York City. An opportunity to see up to five Broadway and Off-Broadway productions in addition to art museum and theatre-related tours.

    Prerequisites
    P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit; REC: Thea major.
    • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
    Credits3
    Lecture
    Fall
    Even Only
    THEATRE-220

    Stage Management

    Procedures and functions of the professional and non-professional stage manager; includes skills such as department organization, scheduling and rehearsal procedures, and communications.

    Prerequisites
    P: conc enr in Theatre 335, 336, 338 or 339.
      Credits4
      Lecture
      Fall
      THEATRE-221

      Stagecraft

      Organization and operation of theatre productions: basic scenery construction, scene shop and theatre safety.

      Prerequisites
      P: conc enr in Theatre 338.
        Credits4
        Lecture
        Spring
        Fall
        THEATRE-222

        Costume Technology

        Organization and operation of theatre productions: basic costume construction and costume shop operations.

        Prerequisites
        P: conc enr in Theatre 335, 336, 338 or 339; REC: Theatre 221.
          Credits3
          Lecture
          Fall
          Odd Only
          THEATRE-223

          Computer Applications for Theatre

          This course will introduce/develop student proficiency in the use of VectorWorks (CAD) program in scenic and lighting applications as well as other technically-related data management and visualization software.

          Prerequisites
          P: conc enr in Theatre 335, 336, 338 or 339.
            Credits3
            Seminar
            Spring
            Odd Only
            THEATRE-224

            Introduction to Theatre Design

            An introduction to the fundamental principles of design and their applications in the performing arts. Students will study the vocabulary and communication of design elements through research and hands-on projects.

              Credits2
              Lecture
              Spring
              THEATRE-228

              Jazz Dance II

              • Pre-Requisites
              • General Education
              • Repeatable

              Continued study and execution of the style and techniques of jazz dance. Study of the styles of major choreographers in American musical theater.

              Prerequisites
              P: Theatre 128; REC: conc enroll in ballet or modern dance.
              • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
              • Course is repeatable to 8 credits.
              Credits3
              Lecture
              Spring
              THEATRE-231

              Acting II

              Scene work in realistic dramas; practice in techniques of script analysis and character development.

              Prerequisites
              P: Theatre 131.
              • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
              Credits3
              Lecture
              Fall
              THEATRE-233

              Voice for the Actor I

              Introduction to principles of vocal training systems used in actor training. Provides students with a working knowledge of their vocal and physical capabilities. Work on breathing, posture, and development of warm-up procedures.

                Credits1
                Lecture
                Fall
                THEATRE-261

                Tap Dance II

                • Pre-Requisites
                • General Education
                • Repeatable

                Continuation of Tap Dance I introducing more complex tap technique. Increase speed and clarity of technique, and complexity of tap combinations and dances.

                Prerequisites
                P: Theatre 161.
                • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
                • Course is repeatable to 3 credits.
                Credits1
                IND Study
                Spring
                Fall
                THEATRE-289

                Second Year Applied Musical Theatre Voice I

                Study of literature drawn from music theatre repertoire. Some classical repertoire will also be utilized for the study of style and the development of proper technique and mature tone. Placement is by audition.

                Prerequisites
                P: Mus App 190 or 106 or Theatre 190; and Music 151 or conc enr; and Mus App 011 or conc enr, 012 or conc enr or 013 or conc enr; and cons of prog chair; REC: enr in vocal/choral ensemble or theatre/musical theatre production.
                • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
                Credits1
                IND Study
                Spring
                Fall
                THEATRE-290

                Second Year Applied Musical Theatre Voice II

                Study of literature drawn from music theatre repertoire. Some classical repertoire will also be utilized for the study of style and the development of proper technique and mature tone. Placement is by audition.

                Prerequisites
                P: Mus App 289 or 205 or Theatre 289; and Music 151; and Mus App 021 or conc enr, 022 or conc enr or 013 or conc enr; and cons of prog chair; REC: conc enr in choral ensemble/workshop or theatre/musical theatre production.
                • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
                Credits1-4
                Field EXP
                THEATRE-299

                Travel Course

                • Pre-Requisites
                • General Education
                • Travel Course
                • Repeatable

                Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

                Prerequisites
                P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
                • Gen Ed: World Culture
                • Travel Course
                • Course is repeatable for credit.
                Credits3
                Lecture
                Fall
                THEATRE-305

                Audition Techniques for the Actor

                Preparation of classic and contemporary monologues and scenes, professional resumes and photos; dealing with the business aspects of establishing a career as an actor.

                Prerequisites
                P: Theatre 231.
                  Credits3
                  Lecture
                  Fall
                  Odd Only
                  THEATRE-309

                  Theatre History I:Greek to Elizabethan

                  Theatre history and literature, from Greek to Elizabethan.

                  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
                  Credits3
                  Lecture
                  Fall
                  Even Only
                  THEATRE-310

                  Theatre History II: 17th Century to Realism

                  • Pre-Requisites
                  • General Education
                  • Writing Emphasis

                  Theatre history and literature, from 17th century to 19th century.

                  Prerequisites
                  P: none; REC: Theatre 309.
                  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
                  Credits3
                  Lecture
                  Spring
                  Odd Only
                  THEATRE-311

                  Theatre History III: 20th Century and Contemporary

                  • Pre-Requisites
                  • General Education
                  • Writing Emphasis

                  Theatre history and literature, 20th century and contemporary.

                  Prerequisites
                  P: none; REC: Theatre 309 and 310.
                  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
                  Credits4
                  Lecture
                  Fall
                  Even Only
                  THEATRE-321

                  Scene Design

                  Practical techniques of scene design: mechanical drawing, rendering and model building for the theatre. Develops ability to create the visual and mechanical environment to support the presentation of theatre pieces.

                  Prerequisites
                  P: Theatre 221, 222 and 224.
                    Credits3
                    Lecture
                    Spring
                    Even Only
                    THEATRE-322

                    Costume Design

                    History of costumes as they relate to the theatre; costume design in relation to the play and the actor; study of the processes of costume design: fabric, color and line, mass and light.

                    Prerequisites
                    P: Theatre 224; and conc enr in Theatre 335, 336, 338 or 339.
                      Credits3
                      Lecture
                      Spring
                      THEATRE-323

                      Stage Lighting

                      Aesthetic practice of design of lighting in theatrical production: composition and psychological effects of stage lighting; contemporary equipment and control systems.

                      Prerequisites
                      P: conc enr in Theatre 335 or 336 or 338 or 339; REC: Theatre 221 and 222.
                        Credits3
                        Lecture
                        Fall
                        Even Only
                        THEATRE-325

                        Stage Makeup

                        Principles and applications of stage makeup: materials, light and color, and character analysis.

                        Prerequisites
                        P: conc enr in Theatre 335, 336, 338 or 339; REC: Theatre 221 and 222.
                          Credits2
                          Lecture
                          Fall
                          THEATRE-328

                          Jazz Dance III

                          Advanced study and execution of the style and technique of Jazz Dance. A study of the styles of major choreographers in the American Musical Theatre. Competence in performance is stressed.

                          Prerequisites
                          P: Theatre 228.
                          • Course is repeatable to 10 credits.
                          Credits3
                          Lecture
                          Spring
                          THEATRE-331

                          Acting III

                          Scene work in poetic drama and period plays; techniques of verse interpretation, research into production history and performance styles; use of appropriate movement, manners and behavior.

                          Prerequisites
                          P: Theatre 231; conc enr in Theatre 335 or 336 or 338 or 339.
                          • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
                          Credits3
                          Lecture
                          Spring
                          Even Only
                          THEATRE-333

                          Voice for the Actor II

                          A strengthening of structural and tonal work explored in Voice for the Actor I. Introduces stage dialects, character voices, and their healthy production.

                          Prerequisites
                          P: Theatre 233
                            Credits1
                            Field EXP
                            Spring
                            Fall
                            THEATRE-335

                            Production Practicum: Crews

                            Crew member/staff participation in a theatre production.

                            • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
                            • Course is repeatable to 4 credits.
                            Credits1
                            Field EXP
                            Spring
                            Fall
                            THEATRE-336

                            Production Practicum: Performance

                            Performance in a theatre production.

                            • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
                            • Course is repeatable to 4 credits.
                            Credits1
                            Field EXP
                            Spring
                            Fall
                            THEATRE-338

                            Production Practicum: Scene Shop

                            Complete production work in scene shop preparation.

                            • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
                            • Course is repeatable to 4 credits.
                            Credits1
                            Field EXP
                            Spring
                            Fall
                            THEATRE-339

                            Production Practicum: Costume Shop

                            • Pre-Requisites
                            • General Education
                            • Repeatable

                            Complete production work in costume shop preparation.

                            Prerequisites
                            P: Theatre 222.
                            • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
                            • Course is repeatable to 4 credits.
                            Credits3
                            Lecture
                            Fall
                            Odd Only
                            THEATRE-340

                            Dance History

                            Origins and chronological development of dance styles, including ballet, modern, jazz, musical theater and social dance. Major works and personalities influencing dance from aboriginal cultures to the present day.

                            • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
                            Credits3
                            Lecture
                            Fall
                            THEATRE-351

                            Directing I

                            Theories and techniques of theatrical staging and the relationship of the director to the actors and designers. Study of script analysis and rehearsal technique.

                            Prerequisites
                            P: Theatre 131; and conc enr in Theatre 335, 336, 338 or 339.
                              Credits3
                              Lecture
                              Spring
                              Even Only
                              THEATRE-352

                              Directing II

                              Advanced theories and techniques of theatrical performance through staging and directing exercises.

                              Prerequisites
                              P: Theatre 351.
                                Credits1
                                Lecture
                                Spring
                                THEATRE-361

                                Tap Dance III

                                Continuation of Tap Dance II. Increase speed, clarity and complexity of technique, combinations and dances. Introduce syncopated and complex rhythms and techniques.

                                Prerequisites
                                P: Theatre 261.
                                • Course is repeatable to 3 credits.
                                Credits1
                                IND Study
                                Spring
                                Fall
                                THEATRE-389

                                Third Year Applied Musical Theatre Voice I

                                Study of literature drawn from music theatre repertoire. Some classical repertoire will be utilized for the study of style and the development of proper technique and mature tone. Placement is by audition.

                                Prerequisites
                                P: Mus App 290 or 206 or Theatre 290; and Music 151; and Mus App 021 or 022 or 013; and cons of prog chair; REC: conc enr in choral/vocal ensemble or theatre/musical theatre production.
                                • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
                                Credits1
                                IND Study
                                Spring
                                Fall
                                THEATRE-390

                                Third Year Applied Musical Theatre Voice II

                                Study of literature from music theatre repertoire. Some classical repertoire will be utilized for the study of style and the development of proper technique and mature tone. Placement by audition.

                                Prerequisites
                                P: Mus App 389 or 305 or Theatre 389; and Mus App 031 or 032 or 013; and cons of prog chair; REC: conc enr in choral/vocal ensemble or theatre/musical theatre production.
                                • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
                                Credits3
                                Lecture
                                Fall
                                Odd Only
                                THEATRE-421

                                Scene Painting

                                A Project oriented course incorporating the tools, materials, and techniques necessary to prepare a variety of visual textures and details necessary in theatrical scenic environments. Projects include Marble, Brick, Stone, Granite, Stencils, wood, Foliage, Metallic or Glass surfaces and a large detailed Final Group Project.

                                  Credits3
                                  Lecture
                                  THEATRE-422

                                  Costume Crafts

                                  Advanced instruction in special topics in costume technology, including but not limited to Millinery, Painting and Dyeing, Corsetry and Padding, Pattern Drafting and Draping, Masks, Armor, and Distressing.

                                  Prerequisites
                                  P: Theatre 221 and 222; and conc enr in Theatre 335 or 336 or 338 or 339.
                                    Credits3
                                    Lecture
                                    Spring
                                    Even Only
                                    THEATRE-423

                                    Advanced Stage Lighting

                                    Aesthetic practice of lighting in theatrical production, emphasizing programming and analysis. Practical application of the tools used in lighting.

                                    Prerequisites
                                    P: Theatre 224 and 323; conc enr in Theatre 335, 336, 338 or 339.
                                      Credits3
                                      Lecture
                                      THEATRE-426

                                      Sound for Theatre

                                      A Project oriented course exploring the design process used for creating, selecting and editing music/sound effects for a theatrical production. Aesthetic and technical aspects of designing sound are discussed, demonstrated and realized. The course will culminate with each student creating and presenting a complete sound design for a specific script.

                                        Credits1
                                        Lecture
                                        Spring
                                        Fall
                                        THEATRE-433

                                        Vocal Specialization

                                        Detailed production specific vocal work for special problems and/or solutions to character development and vocal production issues.

                                          Credits3
                                          Lecture
                                          Fall
                                          Even Only
                                          THEATRE-440

                                          Choreography

                                          Technical forms and applications for composition of movement. Study of rhythmic patterns and their relationships to movement, creative content, musical interpretation, projection and dynamics. Includes movement and placement for large ensembles.

                                          Prerequisites
                                          P: Theatre 228.
                                            Credits1
                                            IND Study
                                            Spring
                                            Fall
                                            THEATRE-489

                                            Fourth Year Applied Musical Theatre Voice I

                                            Study of songs drawn from music theatre repertoire. Some classical repertoire will be utilized for the study of style and the development of proper technique and mature tone. Placement by audition.

                                            Prerequisites
                                            P: Mus App 390 or 306 or Theatre 390; and Mus App 261 or 262; and Mus App 021 or 022 or 013; and cons of prog chair; REC: conc enr in choral/vocal ensemble or theatre/music theatre production.
                                            • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
                                            Credits1
                                            IND Study
                                            Spring
                                            Fall
                                            THEATRE-490

                                            Fourth Year Applied Musical Theatre Voice II

                                            Study of literature from music theatre repertoire. Some classical repertoire will be utilized for the study of style and the development of proper technique and mature tone. Placement by audition.

                                            Prerequisites
                                            P: Mus App 489 or 405 or Theatre 489; and Mus App 261 or 262; and Mus App 021 or 022 or 013; and cons of prog chair; REC: conc enr in choral/vocal ensemble or theatre/music theatre production.
                                            • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
                                            Credits1-4
                                            IND Study
                                            Spring
                                            Fall
                                            THEATRE-498

                                            Independent Study

                                            Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.

                                            • Course is repeatable for credit.
                                            Credits1-6
                                            Field EXP
                                            THEATRE-499

                                            Travel Course

                                            • Pre-Requisites
                                            • General Education
                                            • Travel Course
                                            • Repeatable

                                            Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

                                            Prerequisites
                                            P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
                                            • Gen Ed: World Culture
                                            • Travel Course
                                            • Course is repeatable for credit.