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Courses Offered

These are the courses offered by the Theatre & Dance program. View the Theatre & Dance Course List on the UW-Green Bay Catalog.

Courses

THEATRE 110. Introduction to Theatre Arts. 3 Credits.

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.
Fall and Spring.

THEATRE 128. Jazz Dance I. 1 Credit.

Introduces the beginning dance student to the techniques, theories and practice of the jazz genre. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 3 times for a total of 3 credits.
Fall and Spring.

THEATRE 131. Acting I. 3 Credits.

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

THEATRE 134. Movement for the Actor. 3 Credits.

Explores the essential physical elements of acting and physical approaches to developing and expressing character, enhancing comedic impact, and controlling focus.
Spring.

THEATRE 137. Ballet I. 1 Credit.

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. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 3 times for a total of 3 credits.
Fall and Spring.

THEATRE 138. Ballet II. 2 Credits.

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. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 8 times for a total of 8 credits.
P: THEATRE 137.

THEATRE 141. Period Dance Styles. 1 Credit.

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. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 3 times for a total of 3 credits.
Fall Odd.

THEATRE 145. Modern Dance I. 1 Credit.

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. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 3 times for a total of 3 credits.
Spring Odd.

THEATRE 161. Tap Dance I. 1 Credit.

An introductory study of tap dancing, with emphasis on basic technique, steps, and combinations. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 3 times for a total of 3 credits.
Fall and Spring.

THEATRE 190. Introduction to Applied Musical Theatre Voice. 1 Credit.

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.
P: Mus App 045 or 105; and declared Musical Theatre major. REC: MUSIC 151, 115 and conc enr in vocal/choral ensemble or theatre/musical theatre production.
Fall and Spring.

THEATRE 198. First Year Seminar. 3 Credits.

First Year Seminar, topics vary.
Reserved for New Incoming Freshman.

THEATRE 200. Script Analysis. 3 Credits.

Students will develop analytical, critical, and creative thinking skills through in-depth study of performance texts. Using various modes and methods of analysis, students will read plays from different eras and cultures to hone their script analysis skills, subsequently enhancing their ability to design, write, direct, and perform for the stage.
Spring.

THEATRE 211. World Theatre and Performance. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the performing arts through multiple global perspectives. Key genres and styles emerging from Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe will be studied in depth by examining performance traditions as they transform in relation to changing historical and social conditions.
Fall Only.

THEATRE 219. UWGB Meets NYC: New York Theatre Trip. 1 Credit.

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.
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit; REC: Thea major.
Spring Even.

THEATRE 220. Stage Management. 3 Credits.

Procedures and functions of the professional and non-professional stage manager; includes skills such as department organization, scheduling and rehearsal procedures, and communications.
P: conc enr in THEATRE 335, 336, 338 or 339.
Fall Even.

THEATRE 221. Stagecraft. 4 Credits.

Organization and operation of theatre productions: basic scenery construction, scene shop and theatre safety.
P: conc enr in THEATRE 338.
Fall Only.

THEATRE 222. Costume Technology. 4 Credits.

Organization and operation of theatre productions: basic costume construction and costume shop operations.
P: conc enr in THEATRE 335, 336, 338 or 339; REC: THEATRE 221.
Fall and Spring.

THEATRE 223. Computer Applications for Theatre. 3 Credits.

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.
P: conc enr in THEATRE 335, 336, 338 or 339.
Fall Odd.

THEATRE 224. Introduction to Theatre Design. 3 Credits.

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.
Spring Even.

THEATRE 228. Jazz Dance II. 2 Credits.

Continued study and execution of the style and techniques of jazz dance. Study of the styles of major choreographers in American musical theater. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 4 times for a total of 8 credits.
P: THEATRE 128
Spring.

THEATRE 231. Acting II. 3 Credits.

Scene work in realistic dramas; practice in techniques of script analysis and character development. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 2 times for a total of 6 credits.
P: THEATRE 131.
Spring.

THEATRE 233. Voice for the Actor I. 3 Credits.

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.
Fall Only.

THEATRE 241. Improvisation for the Theatre. 3 Credits.

An introduction to improvisational concepts and techniques for role-playing, rehearsal and performance. Students will develop creative and collaborative skills by actively participating in theatre games and improvised scenes. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 2 times for a total of 6 credits.
Fall Even.

THEATRE 250. Dramaturgy I (Theatre Theory & Research Methods). 3 Credits.

Students are introduced to the theoretical practices used by practitioners in the interdisciplinary fields of theatre. Additionally, students will be guided through appropriate research practices, all while learning the basics of dramaturgy, the role of the dramaturg, and how it applies to production work.
Fall Only.

THEATRE 261. Tap Dance II. 1 Credit.

Continuation of Tap Dance I introducing more complex tap technique. Increase speed and clarity of technique, and complexity of tap combinations and dances. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 3 times for a total of 3 credits.
P: THEATRE 161.
Fall Only.

THEATRE 283H. Fashion History. 3 Credits.

The history of western fashion from antiquity to the present.

THEATRE 290. Intermediate Applied Musical Theatre Voice. 1 Credit.

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. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 2 times for a total of 2 credits.
P: THEATRE 190 or MUS APP 106; declared Musical Theatre major. REC: conc enr in choral ensemble/workshop or theatre/musical theatre production
Fall and Spring.

THEATRE 298. Independent Study. 1-4 Credits.

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.
P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
Fall and Spring.

THEATRE 299. Travel Course. 1-6 Credits.

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.
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.

THEATRE 302. Playwriting I. 3 Credits.

This course develops basic skills in playwriting through assigned readings, class discussions, and creative-writing assignments. Students will exit the course with completed drafts of one 10-minute play and one One-Act play. In addition to building their skills as a playwright, at the end of the semester students will select one of these projects to be presented in a staged-reading format open to the public.
Fall Only.

THEATRE 305. Audition Techniques for the Actor. 3 Credits.

Preparation of classic and contemporary monologues and scenes, professional resumes and photos; dealing with the business aspects of establishing a career as an actor.
P: THEATRE 231.
Fall Only.

THEATRE 309. Theatre History I:Greek to Elizabethan. 3 Credits.

Theatre history and literature, from Greek to Elizabethan.
Fall Odd.

THEATRE 310. Theatre History II: 17th Century to Realism. 3 Credits.

Theatre history and literature, from 17th century to 19th century.
P: none; REC: THEATRE 309.
Fall Even.

THEATRE 311. Theatre History III: 20th Century and Contemporary. 3 Credits.

Theatre history and literature, 20th century and contemporary.
P: none; REC: THEATRE 309 and 310.
Spring Odd.

THEATRE 321. Scene Design. 3 Credits.

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.
P: THEATRE 221, THEATRE 223 and THEATRE 224
Fall Even.

THEATRE 322. Costume Design. 3 Credits.

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.
P: THEATRE 224; and conc enr in THEATRE 335, 336, 338 or 339.
Spring Even.

THEATRE 323. Stage Lighting. 3 Credits.

Aesthetic practice of design of lighting in theatrical production: composition and psychological effects of stage lighting; contemporary equipment and control systems.
P: conc enr in THEATRE 335 or 336 or 338 or 339; REC: THEATRE 221 and 222.
Spring.

THEATRE 325. Stage Makeup. 3 Credits.

Principles and applications of stage makeup: materials, light and color, and character analysis.
P: conc enr in THEATRE 335, 336, 338 or 339; REC: THEATRE 221 and 222.
Fall Even.

THEATRE 328. Jazz Dance III. 2 Credits.

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. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 5 times for a total of 10 credits.
P: THEATRE 228
Fall Even.

THEATRE 331. Acting III. 3 Credits.

Project based work for the development of specific skills for the actor. Variable Topics include Character Development, Devised Work, Shakespeare, Physical Comedy and Acting for Musical Theatre. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 3 times for a total of 9 credits.
P: THEATRE 231; conc enr in THEATRE 335 or THEATRE 336 or THEATRE 338 or THEATRE 339
Spring.

THEATRE 333. Voice for the Actor II. 3 Credits.

A strengthening of structural and tonal work explored in Voice for the Actor I. Introduces stage dialects, character voices, and their healthy production.
P: THEATRE 233
Spring Even.

THEATRE 335. Production Practicum: Crews. 1 Credit.

Crew member/staff participation in a theatre production. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 8 times for a total of 8 credits.
P: Major or Minor status in Theatre and Dance; Non majors/minors are invited to seek permission to register
Fall and Spring.

THEATRE 336. Production Practicum: Performance. 1 Credit.

Performance in a theatre production. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 8 times for a total of 8 credits.
Fall and Spring.

THEATRE 338. Production Practicum: Scene Shop. 1 Credit.

Complete production work in scene shop preparation. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 8 times for a total of 8 credits.
Fall and Spring.

THEATRE 339. Production Practicum: Costume Shop. 1 Credit.

Complete production work in costume shop preparation. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 8 times for a total of 8 credits.
P: THEATRE 222.
Fall and Spring.

THEATRE 340. Dance History. 3 Credits.

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.
Fall Even.

THEATRE 351. Directing I. 3 Credits.

Theories and techniques of theatrical staging and the relationship of the director to the actors and designers. Study of script analysis and rehearsal technique.
P: THEATRE 131; and conc enr in THEATRE 335, 336, 338 or 339.
Fall Only.

THEATRE 352. Directing II. 3 Credits.

Advanced theories and techniques of theatrical performance through staging and directing exercises.
P: THEATRE 351.
Spring Even.

THEATRE 356. Production Practicum: Properties and Scene Painting. 1 Credit.

Production work in properties preparation and scenic painting. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 5 times for a total of 5 credits.
Fall and Spring.

THEATRE 357. Production Practicum: Wardrobe and Makeup Crew. 1 Credit.

Production work on a wardrobe crew. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 16 times for a total of 16 credits.
P: THEATRE 222 or THEATRE 325
Fall and Spring.

THEATRE 358. Performance Practicum: Musical. 1 Credit.

Performance in a mainstage musical. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 8 times for a total of 8 credits.
Fall and Spring.

THEATRE 359. Production Practicum: Theatre Management. 1 Credit.

Production Related Theatre Management work can be completed working with the Production Director or Managing Director of Theatre and Dance predominantly on Front of House related activities. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 3 times for a total of 3 credits.
P: Consent of Instructor
Fall and Spring.

THEATRE 361. Tap Dance III. 1 Credit.

Continuation of Tap Dance II. Increase speed, clarity and complexity of technique, combinations and dances. Introduce syncopated and complex rhythms and techniques. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 3 times for a total of 3 credits.
P: THEATRE 261.
Spring.

THEATRE 364. Musical Theatre History. 3 Credits.

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

THEATRE 372. American Musical Theatre Dance. 1 Credit.

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. The course is dependent on skills developed in both Jazz 2 and Tap 1. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 3 times for a total of 3 credits.
P: THEATRE 161 and THEATRE 228
Spring.

THEATRE 390. Advanced Applied Musical Theatre Voice. 1-2 Credits.

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. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 4 times for a total of 4 credits.
P: THEATRE 290 and instructor consent. REC: conc enr in choral/vocal ensemble or theatre/musical theatre production.
Fall and Spring.

THEATRE 402. Playwriting II (the Long Play). 3 Credits.

An advanced course where students employ skills from Playwriting I to write a full-length play. In the course, attention is given to topics such as: the sustainability of an idea, discovering your voice, marketing & networking, and the role of the playwright in production. The semester culminates in a playwright’s festival where staged-readings of students’ work will be on display for public audiences.
P: THEATRE 200 and THEATRE 302
Spring.

THEATRE 404. Design Seminar. 1-3 Credits.

Focused study on a specific area or areas of theatrical design and technology such as: rendering, drawing, modeling, projections, special effects, automation, design aesthetics, metalworking, rigging, programming, production management and portfolio presentation. Course is repeatable for credit if topics differ; may be taken 9 times for a total of 9 credits.

THEATRE 410. Playwrights Workshop. 3 Credits.

Advanced writing students will meet once a week for a three-hour period to read and respond to each other’s work in an interactive, high-impact, collaborative atmosphere. Each week, one student will bring in their play to be read and critiqued. Students cycle through turns, each time bringing in a new draft to be read. In doing so, students have the opportunity to strengthen their plays in a structured environment while also being exposed to the rigors of the re-writing process as well as the critique process.
P: THEATRE 302 AND THEATRE 402. REC: THEATRE 200 AND THEATRE 250
Fall and Spring.

THEATRE 415. Contemporary Playwriting Methods. 3 Credits.

Students will read and write plays that exist outside the realm of causal-realism. In addition to readings and discussions, students will write plays that utilize the techniques employed by devised, language-based, and non-traditional forms of playwriting.
P: THEATRE 302 and THEATRE 402. REC: THEATRE 200, THEATRE 250, THEATRE 450
Spring Even.

THEATRE 421. Scene Painting. 3 Credits.

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.
Fall Odd.

THEATRE 422. Costume Crafts. 3 Credits.

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.
P: THEATRE 221 and 222; and conc enr in THEATRE 335 or 336 or 338 or 339.

THEATRE 423. Advanced Stage Lighting. 3 Credits.

Aesthetic practice of lighting in theatrical production, emphasizing programming and analysis. Practical application of the tools used in lighting.
P: THEATRE 224 and 323; conc enr in THEATRE 335, 336, 338 or 339.
Spring Even.

THEATRE 426. Sound for Theatre. 3 Credits.

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.
Fall Odd.

THEATRE 433. Vocal Specialization. 1 Credit.

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

THEATRE 440. Choreography. 3 Credits.

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.
P: THEATRE 228.
Fall Even.

THEATRE 450. Dramaturgy II (Theatre Theory in Practice). 3 Credits.

This high-impact course looks at the intersection where theatre theory meets theatre history and theatre practice. Students will use the UW-GB Department of Theatre and Dance season to act as if they were production dramaturgs to create resource packets, outreach material, and lobby displays through research techniques and application of theatre theory. Use of the work is available to production directors if interested.
P: THEATRE 200 and THEATRE 250. REC: THEATRE 309, THEATRE 310, THEATRE 351
Spring Odd.

THEATRE 478. Honors in the Major. 3 Credits.

Honors in the Major is designed to recognize student excellence within interdisciplinary and disciplinary academic programs.
P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major.
Fall and Spring.

THEATRE 480. Theatre Capstone Project. 1-3 Credits.

Students will complete a faculty approved project with one or more faculty members, at least one of which is from Theatre and Dance, culminating in a performance, staged reading, production related design/technical position, research project, community based activity, internship, travel course, or other approved project. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 2 times for a total of 6 credits.
P: THEATRE 131, THEATRE 221, THEATRE 222, THEATRE 351
Fall and Spring.

THEATRE 497. Internship. 1-12 Credits.

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.
P: jr st.
Fall and Spring.

THEATRE 498. Independent Study. 1-4 Credits.

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.
Fall and Spring.

THEATRE 499. Travel Course. 1-6 Credits.

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.
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.