University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2017

Subject: Theatre

THE 010 - Acting I: Intro to Acting

Exercises to increase self-awareness and heighten perceptions of human behavior. Basics of script analysis and development of vocal and physical skills through practice and performance.

THE 020 - Fundamentals of Lighting

Primary course in the area of stage lighting design and execution. Includes Lab.

THE 030 - Fundamentals of Scenery

A hands-on introduction to the theory and practical application of the scenic elements involved in play production (drawing, building, and painting techniques). Includes Lab.

THE 040 - Fundamentals of Costuming

Primary course in area of costume design and construction. Includes Lab. Fall.

THE 050 - Dramatic Analysis

Examination of structural characteristics of the basic forms and styles of drama and the manner in which they affect theatrical representation. Fall. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and Instructor permission.

THE 095 - Special Topics

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Fall. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

THE 096 - Introductory Special Topics

See Schedule of Courses for specific topics.

THE 110 - Acting II:Cntmp Scene Study

Continuation of Acting I. Development of acting techniques through intensive scene work: refining script analysis and performance skills using contemporary scenes. Prerequisites: THE 010; Sophomore standing.

THE 111 - Acting III:Voice & Speech

Study of the basics of voice production and Standard American Speech; exercises and practice focusing on freeing the voice and developing good vocal habits. Spring. Prerequisite: THE 010 and Instructor permission.

THE 190 - Theatre Practicum

Students actively involved in current department productions may earn credit for work on stage or backstage. Project proposals must be approved by department faculty and be of significant scope to qualify for credit. Prerequisite: Permission. Repeatable up to three hours.

THE 197 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.

THE 198 - Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.

THE 200 - Professional Preparation

Topics include preparing for auditions, portfolio reviews, interviews, and research papers for entrance into graduate schools or professional theatre venues. Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing and by Instructor permission only.

THE 212 - Mask: Transformational Acting

Mask is used to provoke actor's imagination through improvisation, physical gesture, creation of original works, and storytelling. Prerequisites: THE 010, THE 110, or Instructor permission.

THE 250 - Directing I

Theory of theatrical directing, including script analysis; approaches to audition, rehearsal, and performance; coaching actors. Prerequisites: THE 010, THE 020, THE 030, THE 040, THE 050, THE 110, THE 150, either THE 120, THE 130, or THE 140; Senior standing or Instructor permission. Fall.

THE 252 - History II:17th - 21st Century

A study of historical context, theatrical conventions, and dramas representative of the restoration, sentimental neo classicism, romanticism, realism, and anti-realism to the contemporary. Prerequisite: THE 150.

THE 297 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.