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Winter 2018

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DRAMATIC ART: COURSES

Not all courses listed will necessarily be offered each year. Courses are three hours a week (3.00 credit hours) unless otherwise indicated.

24-100. The Nature of Theatre I
Introduction to the Process of Theatre. Two of the following topics will be covered: the analysis of the play script; the mechanics of performance; the principles of direction; and the theories of design/technical theatre. Nature of Theatre is a two-part sequence, required for majors in all School of Dramatic Art programs. A laboratory assignment supporting the production schedule of University Players is required for either 24-100 or 24-200. Three critical writing assignments are required for the term in which a laboratory is not taken. This course must be successfully completed in the first year of the program. (Laboratory hours by arrangement).

24-111. Theatre in Contemporary Culture
An examination of factors and principles involved in an audience's appreciation of theatre. (No prerequisite.) (Open to non-Dramatic Art majors.)

24-117. Drawing for the Theatre
Introductory course confronting challenges in drawing for the theatre. Areas covered will include common and innovative materials, elementary drafting, perspective, contour drawing and shading, and their computer enhancement. (Restricted to Dramatic Art majors.)

24-118. Rendering for the Theatre
Introductory course confronting challenges in creating colourized renderings for the theatre. Areas covered will include common and innovative materials, colour theory and psychology, script and character analysis, textural creation, sheen, reflections, and their computer enhancement. (Pre-requisite: 24-117) (Restricted to Dramatic Art majors.)

24-120. Voice for the Actor I
An introduction to the study and practice of voice and speech for the theatre. .(co-requisites: 24-126, 24-128.) (Restricted to BFA Acting students only.) (Laboratory hours by arrangement.)

24-121. Voice for the Actor II
Continuation of 24-120. The study and practice of voice and speech for the theatre (Restricted to BFA Acting students only.) (Prerequisite: 24-120.).(co-requisites: 24-127, 24-129.) (Laboratory hours by arrangement.)

24-126. Movement for the Actor I
An introduction to the study and practice of movement for the actor. (Co-requisites: 24-120, 24-128.) (Restricted to BFA Acting students only.) (Laboratory hours by arrangement.)

24-127. Movement for the Actor II
Continuation of 24-126. The study and practice of movement for the actor. (Prerequisite: 24-126.) (Co-requisites: 24-120, 24-128.) (Restricted to BFA Acting students only.) (Laboratory hours by arrangement.)

24-128. Improvisation and Introduction to Acting for the Theatre I
An introduction to the study and practice of acting with an emphasis on the basic elements of improvisation. (Co-requisites: 24-120, 24-126.) (Restricted to BFA Acting students only.) (Laboratory hours by arrangement.)

24-129. Improvisation and Introduction to Acting for the Theatre II
Continuation of 24-128. The study and practice of basic elements of acting and improvisation (Prerequisite: 24-128.) (Co-requisites: 24-120, 24-126.) (Restricted to BFA Acting students only.) (Laboratory hours by arrangement.)

24-130. Theatre History I
Critical approaches to the main elements of Greek and Roman theatre, medieval western and Asian theatre, Italian, Spanish, and English Renaissance Theatre. (Open to non-Dramatic Art majors.)

24-160. Introduction to Drama in Education and Community I
An introduction to the principles, theories and applications of Drama in Education and Community with an emphasis on creativity, storytelling, and the developmental aspects of play. (Restricted to Drama in Education and Community Majors, or consent of instructor.)

24-161. Introduction to Drama in Education and Community II
A continuing study of Drama in Education and Community. (Prerequisite: 24-160 or consent of instructor.) (Restricted to Drama in Education and Community Majors, or consent of instructor.)

24-200. The Nature of Theatre II
Continuation of 24-100. Two topics not covered in 24-100 will be covered in 24-200. Nature of Theatre is a two-part sequence, required for majors in all School of Dramatic Art programs. A laboratory assignment supporting the production schedule of University Players is required for either 24-100 or 24-200. Three critical writing assignments are required for the term in which a laboratory is not taken. This course must be successfully completed in the first year of the program. (Laboratory hours by arrangement).

24-210. Speech Communication to Inform
A beginning course designed to help the student to develop poise and confidence in communicating information. (Two lecture and one lab hours per week.) (Not available on an Audit basis.)
(Also offered as 40-210).

24-211. Scenic Design I
Introduction to the technical aspects of design for the stage; communicating the design idea through basic drafting techniques. (Prerequisite: 24-118, or consent of instructor.)

24-213. Scene Painting for the Theatre
Laboratory and demonstration course with an emphasis on materials, texturing techniques, and the creation of three-dimensional effects.

24-214. Computer Technology for the Theatre
This course is an introduction to the use of computers for the theatre. Content and approaches will vary according to the nature of software programs. This course may be taken more than once for credit provided the content is significantly varied. (Open to Non-Drama Majors with consent of the instructor.)

24-215. Lighting Design I
The introduction and application of basic principles, including electricity, instruments, and design theory. (Laboratory hours by arrangement.)

24-217. Costume Design
Introduction to the principles of costume design for the stage; character analysis; and costume rendering. (Prerequisite: 24-117 and 24-118 or consent of instructor).

24-219. Gender, Movement and Performance
This course explores how people come to know themselves and others through their bodies. Students investigate movement as a cultural message and explore how stereotypes connected to gender, race, sexuality, and ability are created and contested through the body. Prerequisite: 53-100 or 24-100 or with consent of the instructor. (Cross-listed as a Social Science course in Women and Gender Studies, 53-250)

24-220. Voice for the Actor III
Continuation of 24-121. The study and practice of voice and speech for the theatre. (Prerequisite: 24-121.) (Co-requisites: 24-223, 24-226, 24-228.) (Restricted to BFA Acting students only.) (Laboratory hours by arrangement.)

24-221. Voice for the Actor IV
Continuation of 24-220. The study and practice of voice and speech for the theatre. (Prerequisite: 24-220.)(Co-requisites: 24-223, 24-226, 24-228.) (Restricted to BFA Acting students only.) (Laboratory hours by arrangement.)

24-223. Acting for the Theatre I
Continuation of 24-129. The emphasis will be on acting exercises, script analysis and scene work. (Prerequisite: 24-129.) (Co-requisites: 24-220, 24-226, 24-228.) (Restricted to BFA Acting students only.) (May be taken twice with the consent of instructor if assignments or their treatments are significantly varied.)

24-224. Acting for the Theatre II
Continuation of 24-223. The emphasis will be on the analysis and performance of scenes from plays. (Prerequisite: 24-223.)(Co-requisites: 24-220, 24-226, 24-228.) (Restricted to BFA Acting students only.) (May be taken twice with the consent of instructor if assignments or their treatments are significantly varied.)

24-225. Introductory Acting I
A practical study of the fundamentals of acting experienced through acting exercises. (Not open to BFA Acting students.)

24-226. Movement for the Actor III
Continuation of 24-127. The study and practice of movement for the actor. (Prerequisite: 24-127.) (Co-requisites: 24-220, 24-223, 24-228.) (Restricted to BFA Acting students only.) (Laboratory hours by arrangement.)

24-227. Movement for the Actor IV
Continuation of 24-226. The study and practice of movement for the actor. (Prerequisite: 24-226.)(Co-requisites: 24-220, 24-223, 24-228.) (Restricted to BFA Acting students only.) (Laboratory hours by arrangement.)

24-228. Psychophysical Acting Techniques
Exercises in improvisation designed to support the rehearsal process for scripted works (Prerequisite: 24-129). (Co-requisites: 24-220, 24-223, 24-226.).) (Restricted to BFA Acting majors only.) (Laboratory hours by arrangement.)

24-229. Dance for the Theatre
A practical course in a variety of dance styles for the theatre.(Not open to BFA Acting Majors except by consent of instructor.) (Laboratory hours by arrangement.)

24-230. Theatre History II
Critical approaches to the main elements of theatre of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. (Open to non-Dramatic Art majors.)

24-235. Introductory Acting II
Emphasis is on acting exercises based on script analysis. (Prerequisite: 24-225, or consent of instructor.) (Not open to BFA Acting students.)

24-244. Directing I
An examination of the principles of play direction, including the role of the director, choosing plays, casting, analysis, picturization and composition, rehearsal techniques, and scene presentation. (Prerequisite: 24-225, or consent of instructor.) (Laboratory hours by arrangement.)

24-250. Stage Makeup
An introduction to the theory and practice of theatrical make-up application. Topics covered will include basic stage make-up, corrective make-up and aging. (Restricted to Drama majors only.)

24-260. Drama in the Classroom: Principles and Theories
A course in the use of drama as it relates to the school curriculum and the community. (Prerequisite: 24-161.) (Restricted to Drama in Education and Community students only.)

24-261. Drama in the Classroom: Applications I
Applications of drama as they relate to the curriculum for Grades K through Six. Completion of a classroom contact is required. (Field contacts are with the consent of Drama in Education and Community instructors and may be outside class time.) (Prerequisite: 24-260 or consent of instructor.) (Restricted to Drama in Education and Community students only.)

24-267. Drama and Community: Principles and Theories
A practical introduction to principles, theories, and applications of drama and theatre techniques to promote and maintain health and well-being for individuals and communities. Focus will be on developing skills in leadership and facilitation in a wide range of community settings. (Prerequisite: 24-161 or consent of instructor.) (Credit cannot be obtained for both 24-377 and 24-267.)

24-270. Speaking Truth to Power: Voice and Activism
An examination of contemporary struggles for social change with a particular focus on anti-consumerist and environmental justice campaigns. Students learn to create persuasive social justice messages. (Prerequisite: Semester 3 or above standing.) (Also offered as Labour Studies 54-270, Social Justice Studies 38-270, and Communication, Media and Film 40-270)

24-272. The Creative Process
An introduction to the creative process through an exploration of various theories, principles, and techniques of selected theorists and innovative thinkers. Students may explore such topics as: Creative Problem Solving, Idea Generation, and Innovation. Through academic study and practical work, students will explore ways of developing their own creative potential and applying it to their daily lives. (Not open to 1st year students.)

24-275. Principles and Practices of Arts Management I
Structures and functions of arts organizations. Examination of core competencies as applied to arts organizations: marketing and publicity, financial management, various forms of fund-raising, board and volunteer management, and interaction with Unions and Associations. (Credit may not be obtained for both 24-275 and 01-360.)

24-276. Principles and Practices of Arts Management II
A continuation of the study of Arts Management I. An exploration of the concepts and practices of organizational design, human resources, leadership, legal concerns, strategic planning, Board governance, policy making and advocacy relating to management of the not for profit and non-profit Arts sectors in Canada today. (Prerequisite: 24-275)

24-277. Improvisation and Self Development
Involves the development of performance skills through a practical application of theatre games and basic elements of improvisation with emphasis on self-development. (Prerequisite: 24-100 and 24-200; or 24-161 or consent of instructor.) (Individual course sections may be restricted to Drama in Education and Community students only.)

24-278. Improvisation: Working with Text
A continuation of the study of improvisation. Involves practical applications of improvisation to improvised scenes and written texts. (Prerequisite: 24-277 or consent of instructor.) (Individual course sections may be restricted to Drama in Education and Community students only.)

24-284. Creative Movement and Voice I
The study and practice of movement and voice as they relate to the individual, theatre, and the classroom. Emphasis may be on one or both disciplines as necessary. (Prerequisite: 24-100 or consent of instructor.) (Laboratory hours by arrangement.)

24-310. Readers' Theatre
A study of the principles and techniques involved in script-in-hand acting and of dramatic play-reading. (Prerequisite: 24-225 or 24-277.)

24-311. Scenic Design II
Problems related to the designing of a multi-set production; communicating the design idea through the use of drafting, models, and colour renderings. (Prerequisite: 24-211, or consent of instructor.)

24-315. Stage Management
A study of the role of the theatrical stage manager. Particular emphasis will be given to rehearsal organization and communication, cue notation, crew supervision, safety issues, Canadian Actors' Equity guidelines, and managing the production while in technical/dress rehearsals and performance. (Prerequisite: 24-200, or consent of the instructor.)

24-317. Costume Design II
Continuation of 24-217, involving theoretical and practical design projects; formal presentation of costume designs. (Prerequisite: 24-217, or consent of the instructor.)

24-319. Studies in Design
Designed for the advanced student who wishes to explore further studies in scenic, lighting, or costume design. (Prerequisite: consent of a faculty advisor.) (May be repeated for credit if assignments or their treatments are significantly varied.)

24-321. Acting-Work in Progress I
Rehearsal project in a performance style selected by Dramatic Art. The play or scenes from plays become the catalyst for the discovery of the style related to its period. (Prerequisite: 24-224.)(Co-requisites: 24-220, 24-223, 24-226.) (Restricted to BFA Acting students only.) (May be repeated for credit if assignments or their treatments are significantly varied.)

24-322. Acting-Work in Progress II
Rehearsal project in a performance style selected by Dramatic Art. The play or scenes from plays become the catalyst for the discovery of the style related to its period. (Prerequisite: 24-224.)(Co-requisites: 24-326 or 24-327, if offered.) (Restricted to BFA Acting students only.) (May be repeated for credit if assignments or their treatments are significantly varied.)

24-323. Acting-Work in Progress III
Rehearsal project in a performance style selected by Dramatic Art. The play or scenes from plays become the catalyst for the discovery of the style related to its period. (Prerequisite: 24-224.) (Co-requisites: 24-326 or 24-327, if offered.) (Restricted to BFA Acting students only.) (May be repeated for credit if assignments or their treatments are significantly varied.)

24-324. Acting-Work in Progress IV
Rehearsal project in a performance style selected by Dramatic Art. The play or scenes from plays become the catalyst for the discovery of the style related to its period. (Prerequisite: 24-224.)(Corequisite: 24-326 or 24-327, if offered.) (Restricted to BFA Acting students only.) (May be repeated for credit if assignments or their treatments are significantly varied.)

24-325. Intermediate Acting III
Emphasis is on the development of situation and characterization. The period to be studied may vary from year to year. (Prerequisite: 24-235 or consent of instructor.) (Not open to BFA Acting students.)

24-326. Voice and Movement for the Actor I
Application of voice and movement techniques as they relate to performance assignments. Emphasis may be on one or both disciplines as necessary. (Prerequisite: 24-227.) (Co-requisites: 24-321 and 24-322 or 24-323 and 24-324.) (May be taken twice for credit.) (Restricted to BFAActing students only.) (Laboratory hours by arrangement.)

24-327. Voice and Movement for the Actor II
Advanced application of voice and movement techniques as they relate to performance assignments. Emphasis may be on one or both disciplines as necessary. (Prerequisite: 24-221.) (Co-requisites: 24-321 and 24-322 or 24-323 and 24-324.) (Restricted to BFA Acting students only.) (Laboratory hours by arrangement.)

24-330. Theatre from the Twentieth Century to the Present Day
Critical approaches to major theatrical movements and experiments in theatre during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. (Open to non-Dramatic Art majors.) (Also offered as Women's and Gender Studies 53-335)

24-333. Canadian Theatre History
A study of the evolution of theatre in Canada. (Open to non-Dramatic Art majors.)

24-344. Directing II
A practical course involving rehearsal techniques and the presentation of scenes or one-act plays. (Prerequisite: 24-223 and 24-224; or 24-244 or consent of instructor.) (Laboratory hours by arrangement.)

24-351. Production Problems
Advanced explorations of current trends, materials, or practices in performance or non-performance, with an emphasis on problem solving techniques. The student will research and develop solutions to one or more production problems and present his/her findings in a seminar or performance situation. (Prerequisite: A minimum of two courses and/or equivalent experience in the subject area(s) explored and, consent of a faculty advisor and Director of the School.) (Hours by arrangement.) (May be repeated for credit if assignments or their treatments are significantly varied.)

24-352. Production Problems
Advanced explorations of current trends, materials, or practices in performance or non-performance, with an emphasis on problem solving techniques. The student will research and develop solutions to one or more production problems and present his/her findings in a seminar or performance situation. (Prerequisite: A minimum of two courses and/or equivalent experience in the subject area(s) explored and, consent of a faculty advisor and the Director of the School.) (May be repeated for credit if assignments or their treatments are significantly varied.) (Hours by arrangement.)

24-353. Production Problems: Stage Management
A theoretical and practical course examining the duties and responsibilities of the theatrical stage manager, including rehearsal procedures, protocol and etiquette, assembling the production script, cuing methods and notations, and security/safety regulations. (Prerequisite: 24-315 plus previous experience as an assistant stage manager and consent of a faculty advisor.) (May be repeated for credit if assignments or their treatments are significantly varied.) (Laboratory hours by arrangement.)

24-360. Drama in the Classroom: Applications II
Applications of drama as they relate to the curriculum for Grades Seven through Twelve. Completion of a classroom contact is required. (Field contacts are with the consent of Drama in Education and Community instructors and may be outside class time.) (Prerequisite: 24-261 or consent of instructor.) (Restricted to Drama in Education and Community students only.)

24-371. Literacy in Action
A course in the use of drama as it relates to the development of literacy in classroom and community settings. (Prerequisite: 24-261.) (Restricted to Drama in Education and Community students only.)

24-378. Theatre for Social Action
A study of the theory, practice, and development of popular, community, and collective theatre. Students will examine various approaches to theatre for social action through a combination of academic study and practical exercises in specific popular theatre techniques, including Theatre of the Oppressed and Playback Theatre. (Open only to 3rd and 4th year Drama in Education and Community students or by consent of Instructor.) (May be repeated for credit twice if assignments or approaches are significantly different.)

24-384. Creative Movement and Voice II
Continuation of 24-284. The study and practice of movement and voice as they relate to the individual, theatre, and the classroom. Emphasis may be on one or both disciplines as necessary. (Prerequisite: 24-284 or consent of instructor.) (Laboratory hours by arrangement.)

24-398. Internship I: Arts Management Certificate
Completion of field placement in an arts organization. (Prerequisitie: 24-275 with a minimum grade of 70%.)

24-399. Internship II: Arts Management Certificate
Completion of second field placement in an arts organization involving in-depth analysis of the organization.(Prerequisitie: 24-275 and 24-398 with a minimum grade of 70%.)

24-400. Style in Theatre
An exploration of selected theatrical styles. Topics and materials may vary from year to year. (Students may use this course number to register for the Stratford Summer Campus. Contact Dramatic Art for further information.) (May be repeated for credit twice if assignments or approaches are significantly varied.)

24-420. Graduation Recital
The selection, preparation, and presentation of suitable audition material in a recital situation. An introduction to the business of being a professional actor will be addressed. (Prerequisite: All required first, second, and third year BFA performance courses; restricted to fourth-year BFA Acting students only.) (Laboratory hours by arrangement.)

24-421. Television Performance
Introduction to basic television performance techniques. Each student performs behind and in front of the camera although the emphasis is on performance. (Prerequisite: 24-225 or 24-235, or 24-323 and 24-324. or by consent of instructor. Restricted to third- and fourth-year Dramatic Art and Communication Studies students in the Combined Dramatic Arts and Communication Studies program, and third and four year Dramatic Art students.) (May be taken for credit twice.)

24-429. Character Study
Independent work in researching, developing, and presenting character projects based on life studies. (Restricted to Fourth year BFA Acting students only.) (May be taken for credit twice with consent of instructor if assignments or their treatments are significantly varied.)

24-439. Directed Studies in History, Theory, or Theatre Administration
Designed for the advanced student who wishes to explore a special area of history, theory, or theatre administration with a faculty advisor. (Prerequisite: consent of a faculty advisor.) (May be taken for credit twice if assignments or their treatments are significantly varied.) (Hours by arrangement.)

24-449. Directed Studies in Direction
Designed for the advanced student who wishes to explore a special area of direction with a faculty advisor. (Prerequisite: consent of the faculty advisor.) (May be taken for credit twice.)

24-451. Performance Seminar
Study of professional practice and performance in theatre art in a work-in-progress situation. (Co-requisites: 24-420 and 24-429, if offered.) (Restricted to BFA Acting students only.)

24-452. Directed Studies in Production
A series of theatrical play production situations in which the advanced student will research, develop, and execute a major technical/design assignment under the supervision of a faculty advisor. (May be repeated for credit if assignments or approaches are significantly varied.) (Prerequisite: consent of a faculty advisor.)

24-453 to 24-458. Directed Studies in Performance
The emphasis in these courses will be a series of plays selected and produced by Dramatic Art or by a theatre company outside of the University as approved by Dramatic Art. Students will research, develop, and execute a role in the performance situation under the supervision of a faculty advisor-director. (May be taken for credit twice.) (Prerequisites: All required first, second, and third year BFA performance courses: 24-120, 24-121, 24-126, 24, 127, 24-128, 24-129, 24-220, 24-221, 24-223, 24-224, 24-226, 24-227, 24-228, 24-321, 24-322, 24-323, 24-324, 24-326, and 24-327.)

24-469. Directed Studies in Cross-Cultural Theatre
Designed for the advanced student who wishes to explore a special area of theatre of a unique culture with a faculty advisor. (Prerequisite: previous experience/courses in the subject area(s) explored and consent of a faculty advisor.) (Restricted to students in Semester 5 and above.) (May be taken for credit twice.)

24-470. Theatre for Young Audiences
Research and practical work in the history, principles, and techniques of theatrical performance by, with, and for young audiences. Students may explore international perspectives on topics such as: Theatre in Education, Children's Theatre, Theatre for Youth, Collective Creation, and Devised Theatre. (Prerequisites: 24-277, 24-284, 24-225.) (May be repeated for credit twice if assignments or approaches are significantly varied.)

24-471. Drama and Community: Applications
A project-based practical course in the principles and techniques of drama and theatre as they relate to community, educational, and healthcare settings. Students will develop and deliver projects based on topics such as: Drama/Theatre and Disabilities, Theatre in Education, Socio-political Theatre, Popular Theatre, and Theatre for Young Audiences. Projects will be driven by the current research interest and involvement of the instructor or the need and interests of community groups. (Open only to 3rd and 4th year Drama in Education and Community students or by consent of instructor.) (May be repeated for credit if assignments or approaches are significantly varied.)

24-479. Directed Studies in Drama in Education and Community
Independent, directed study in a special area of interest in drama in education under the supervision of a faculty advisor. (May be taken for credit twice.) (Prerequisite: 24-371 and 24-377 or consent of the faculty advisor.) (Placement hours by arrangement.)