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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
THEATRE-110

Introduction to Theatre Arts

The literature, elements, and artists in theatre from a process-oriented historical perspective. Includes research prior to performances, attendance at theatre performances, artist interviews and writing of performance responses.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
THEATRE-128

Jazz Dance I

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

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable to 3 credits.
Credits 3
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.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
Credits 1
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.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable to 3 credits.
Credits 2
Lecture
THEATRE-138

Ballet II

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.
  • Course is repeatable to 8 credits.
Credits 1
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.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable to 3 credits.
Credits 1
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.
Credits 1
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.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable to 3 credits.
Credits 1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
THEATRE-161

Tap Dance I

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

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable to 3 credits.
Credits 1
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
THEATRE-190

First Year Applied Musical Theatre Voice

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 3
Lecture
THEATRE-198

First Year Seminar

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis

Prerequisites
Reserved for New Incoming Freshman
  • Gen Ed: First Year Seminar
Credits 1
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
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Even Only
THEATRE-220

Stage Management

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 4
Lecture
Fall
THEATRE-221

Stagecraft

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Additional Fees

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

Prerequisites
P: conc enr in Theatre 338.
  • Gen Ed: Quantitative Literacy
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 4
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.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Odd Only
THEATRE-223

Computer Applications for Theatre

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Additional Fees

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.
  • Gen Ed: Quantitative Literacy
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
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.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 2
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.
Credits 3
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.
Credits 3
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.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 1
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.
Credits 1
Laboratory
THEATRE-283B

Improvisation for the Theatre

A participatory introduction to basic improvisational techniques through theatre games and movement.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 1
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
THEATRE-289

Second Year Applied Musical Theatre Voice I

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 1
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
THEATRE-290

Second Year Applied Musical Theatre Voice II

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 1-4
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
THEATRE-298

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.

Prerequisites
P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 1-4
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: Global Culture
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 0
Lecture
THEATRE-302

DRAMATURGY-PLAYWRITING

P: None.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
THEATRE-305

Audition Techniques for the Actor

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Odd Only
THEATRE-309

Theatre History I:Greek to Elizabethan

Theatre history and literature, from Greek to Elizabethan.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
Credits 3
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
Credits 3
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
Credits 4
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.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
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.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
THEATRE-323

Stage Lighting

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Additional Fees

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.
  • Gen Ed: Quantitative Literacy
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
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.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 2
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.
Credits 3
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.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Even Only
THEATRE-333

Voice for the Actor II

  • Pre-Requisites

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
Credits 1
Field Exp
Spring
Fall
THEATRE-335

Production Practicum: Crews

Crew member/staff participation in a theatre production.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable to 4 credits.
Credits 1
Field Exp
Spring
Fall
THEATRE-336

Production Practicum: Performance

Performance in a theatre production.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable to 4 credits.
Credits 1
Field Exp
Spring
Fall
THEATRE-338

Production Practicum: Scene Shop

Complete production work in scene shop preparation.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
  • Course is repeatable to 4 credits.
Credits 1
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.
Credits 3
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.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
THEATRE-351

Directing I

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Even Only
THEATRE-352

Directing II

  • Pre-Requisites

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

Prerequisites
P: Theatre 351.
Credits 1
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.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Odd Only
THEATRE-364

Musical Theatre History

Cultural conflict, influence and enrichment that arise when differing traditions of the arts come into contact with musical theatre and its development.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Gen Ed: Fine Arts
Credits 1
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
THEATRE-389

Third Year Applied Musical Theatre Voice I

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 1
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
THEATRE-390

Third Year Applied Musical Theatre Voice II

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 3
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.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
Lecture
THEATRE-422

Costume Crafts

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Even Only
THEATRE-423

Advanced Stage Lighting

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 3
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.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 1
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.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Even Only
THEATRE-440

Choreography

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 3
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
THEATRE-478

Honors in the Major

  • Pre-Requisites

Prerequisites
P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major.
Credits 1
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
THEATRE-489

Fourth Year Applied Musical Theatre Voice I

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 1
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
THEATRE-490

Fourth Year Applied Musical Theatre Voice II

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 1-12
Field Exp
Spring
Fall
THEATRE-497

Internship

Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings.

Prerequisites
P: jr st.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 1-4
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.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 1-6
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: Global Culture
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.