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Theater (THEA)

College of Arts and Humanities

THEA 101 Introduction to World Drama and Theatre (3) (2 Lec, 1 1-hr Lab) Performance traditions of Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and the Pacific Islands from the 5th century B.C. to the present. Analysis of political, religious, and technological conditions of theatre. Includes practical theatre workshop. Emphasis on writing instruction. DA

THEA 200 (Alpha) Beginning Theatre Practicum (1) Beginning workshop experience in the practical application of theatre skills. (B) acting; (C) stagecraft; (D) costume; (E) theatre management. Repeatable up to four credits in each alpha. Pre: for 200B, audition and performance of role in a Department of Theatre and Dance production; for 200E theatre majors only or consent.

THEA 201 Introduction to the Art of the Film (3) Introduction to the aesthetics of silent and sound movies. Technical subjects analyzed only as they relate to theme and style. DH

THEA 205 Introduction to Long-Form Improvisation (1) Introduction to long-form improvisation as developed by companies such as Second City and iO Chicago. Focus will be on games, situations, creating characters, and forming narratives from those elements. Repeatable two times. DA

THEA 214 Development of the Sound Film (3) Growth and changes in aesthetics of the sound film from 1929 to present; films by Renoir, Welles, Eisenstein, etc. Pre: 201. (Alt. years) DH

THEA 220 Beginning Voice and Movement (3) Introduction to vocal and movement techniques to increase self-awareness and potential for self-expression. Repeatable one time. Pre: consent. DA

THEA 221 Acting I: Introduction to Performance (3) Concentration on voice, relaxation, body awareness, and freedom from self-consciousness through theatre games, improvisations, monologues, and exercises. Emphasis on ensemble work. Repeatable one time with consent. DA

THEA 222 Acting II: Basic Scene Study (3) Basic character study and understanding of creation of roles through working on scenes from major modern and contemporary plays. Repeatable one time with consent. Pre: 221. DA

THEA 224 Pidgin/HCE Drama (3) Introduction to Hawaiian Creole English (HCE) multicultural comedy and drama in Hawai'i. Emphasis on acting exercises, local dialects, and the performance of Pidgin/HCE plays. Repeatable one time with consent. (Alt. years) DA

THEA 240 Introduction to Theatre Production (3) (3 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Survey class introducing basic tools, materials and skills of Technical Theatre: production, rigging, lighting, costume, make-up and painting. DA

THEA 240L Theatre Production Lab (1) Lab observations and projects illustrating basic principles of theatre production. A-F only. Co-requisite: 240.

THEA 241 Film/TV Production Process (3) Entry-level course details three phases of the production process for film and video projects: pre-production, production, and post-production. A-F only. Pre: consent. DA

THEA 245 Design Principles for Performance (3) Introduction to general design principles as applied to theatre. Will introduce the language and tools of visual literacy and visual communications via individual projects and collaboration. Repeatable two times. (Cross-listed as DNCE 245) DA

THEA 311 World Theatre I: Script Analysis (3) Script analysis methods for world drama. Required of all majors. Pre: 101 or 221 or 240 or consent. DL

THEA 312 World Theatre II: Myth to Drama (3) Myth and ritual into drama, 1000 BCE–1700 CE. Development of secular drama from sacred and ritual beginnings. Required of all majors. Pre: 311 and consent. (Alt. years) DL

THEA 318 Playwriting (3) One-act plays; practice in writing in dramatic form. Repeatable one time. Pre: grade of B or better in composition or consent. DA

THEA 319 Screenplay Writing (3) Characterization, structure, theme, image, and other components of writing for film. Pre: 201 and grade of B or better in composition, or consent. (Alt. years) DA

THEA 321 Acting III: Monologue/Audition Techniques (3) Focus on the individual student: preparation of material from all genres and styles with emphasis on line reading and responsiveness to direction. Repeatable one time with consent. Pre: 222 and consent. DA

THEA 322 Acting IV: Method Acting (3) Further exploration of character development through exercises and scene study. Class presentation of scenes for criticism and review. Repeatable one time with consent. Pre: 222 and consent. DA

THEA 323 Film/TV Acting (3) Acting techniques for film and TV production. Students appear in scenes from TV and film scripts. Repeatable one time. Pre: 101 or 221 or COM 201 or consent. DA

THEA 324 Advanced Film/TV Acting (3) Advanced acting techniques for film and TV production. Taping/filming of scenes and full-length scripts. Repeatable one time. Pre: 323 and consent. DA

THEA 325 Introduction to Asian Acting Styles (3) Principles of acting based on traditional Asian models. Voice, movement exercises. Pre: 222. DA

THEA 334 Taiji (T'ai Chi) for Actors I (3) Basic Taijiquan (T'ai Chi Ch'uan) movement training. Repeatable two times. Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent. (Cross-listed as DNCE 334) DA

THEA 335 Taiji Round Form for Actors (3) Introduction to basic Asian movement skills through learning the Wu-style taijiquan round form, a faster and more fluid version of the full 108 taiji sequence of forms. Open to non-majors. Repeatable two times. Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent. DA

THEA 343 (Alpha) Topics in Theatre Production (3) Workshop in principles, techniques, and application of contemporary theatre production practices. (B) entertainment electrics: lighting, sound, special effects, projections, and related areas; (C) technical production: technical direction, technical design, construction, rigging, and related areas; (D) scenic and prop production: drafting, model-making, scenic art, painting, craftwork, and related areas. Repeatable one time for different alphas, each alpha can be taken one time. Pre: any course in THEA or DNCE, or production experience; or consent. (Alt. years) DA

THEA 345 Lighting I: Beginning Lighting Design (3) Basic principles of lighting design and associated technologies. Includes functions and properties of light, lighting and control equipment, working procedures, and drafting and paperwork techniques. Pre: 240 or DNCE 250, or consent. (Once a year) DA

THEA 353 Scenic I: Beginning Scenic Design (3) Workshop introducing the basic principles and approaches of scenic design for theatre and dance, with emphasis on the creative process. Pre: a course in THEA or DNCE, production experience, or consent. (Consent required for production experience option) (Cross-listed as DNCE 353) DA

THEA 354 Introduction to Costume Construction (4) Workshop on basic principles of costume construction for theatre and dance. Professional practices, materials, and methods. (Cross-listed as DNCE 354) DA

THEA 356 Costumes I: Beginning Costume Design (3) Basic principles and approaches to costume design for theatre and dance. Visual communication methods, creative process, historical research, and organizational practices. Repeatable one time. Pre: 240, DNCE 250, or consent. (Cross-listed as DNCE 356) DA

THEA 357 Stage Makeup Workshop (3) Theory and practice; corrective and three-dimensional makeup, modeling with paint; beards, mustaches. Repeatable one time. Pre: 240 or consent. DA

THEA 380 Beginning Directing (3) Basic practical course in how to direct a play. Students will direct scenes. Pre: upper division theatre majors or consent. DA

THEA 400 (Alpha) Advanced Theatre Practicum (1) Advanced workshop experience in the practical application of theatre skills. (B) acting; (C) stagecraft; (D) costume; (E) theatre management. Repeatable up to four credits per alpha. Pre: audition and performance of role in a Department of Theatre and Dance production for (B); consent for (C) and (D); theatre majors only or consent for (E).

THEA 411 World Theatre III: Elite and Popular (3) Ethical issues in drama and production, interplay between elite and popular forms and the impact of colonialism, 1500-1900. Required of all majors. Pre: 312 and consent. (Alt. years) DL

THEA 412 World Theatre IV: Modern (3) Pluralism in modern theatre, 1900–present. Reactions to realism and current international theatre forms. Required of all majors. Pre: 411. (Alt. years) DL

THEA 413 (Alpha) Approaches to Dramatic Texts (3) Intensive analysis and discussion of dramatic texts from a variety of authors. Understanding trends and variations in dramatic form and content. (B) contemporary British and American drama; (C) political drama in the West. Pre: one of 311, 312, 411, 412, or consent. DL

THEA 414 Women in Drama and Theatre(3) The role of women and their presentation in theater from ancient Greece to the present; focus on sociopolitical status of women. Pre: 311. (Cross-listed as WS 414) DH

THEA 418 Advanced Playwriting (3) Workshop in experimental writing in dramatic form; full-length plays. Repeatable one time. Pre: 318. DA

THEA 420 (Alpha) Intermediate Voice for the Actor (3) Training in proper and dynamic use of the voice for the actor. (B) Western traditions; (C) Asian traditions. Repeatable two times. Pre: 220 or consent. DA

THEA 421 Acting V: Musical Comedy (3) Training in skills required to perform in musicals. Students present scenes from musical comedies for criticism and review. Repeatable two times with consent. Pre: one of 321, 322, MUS 231B, or consent; and/or audition. (Cross-listed as MUS 421) DA

THEA 422 Acting VI: Period Styles (3) Presentational acting in comedy and tragedy; emphasis on performance styles in Elizabethan, Restoration, and 18th-century drama. Repeatable one time with consent. Pre: 321 and 322, or consent. DA

THEA 424 Hawaiian Acting Workshop (3) Training in skills and techniques for selected traditional Hawaiian performance forms and Hawaiian medium theatre. Emphasis on movement and vocal technique. Repeatable one time. Pre: 222 or consent. (Alt. years) DA

THEA 426 South/Southeast Asian Acting Workshop (3) Training in skills and techniques for selected traditional south and southeast Asian theatre forms. Emphasis on movement and vocal techniques. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 222 or consent. (Alt. years) DA

THEA 427 Chinese Acting Workshop (V) Training in skills and techniques for selected traditional Chinese theatre forms. Emphasis on movement and vocal technique. Repeatable to six credits. Pre: 222 or consent. (Alt. years) DA

THEA 428 Japanese Acting Workshop (V) Training in skills and techniques for selected traditional Japanese theatre forms. Emphasis on movement and vocal technique. Repeatable to six credits. Pre: 222 or consent. (Alt. years) DA

THEA 429 Contemporary Performance Practices (3) Focus on individual training in the skills and techniques of contemporary experimental theatre including acting, directing, and self-scripting. Repeatable two times. Pre: one of 222, 318, 380, or consent. DA

THEA 433 Movement Workshop (V) Special workshops in movement relating to specific departmental theatrical productions beyond the scope of movement taught in 437 and 438. Repeatable one time. Pre: one of 435, DNCE 435, or consent. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as DNCE 433) DA

THEA 434 Taiji (T'ai Chi) for Actors II (3) Intermediate-level Taijiquan (T'ai Chi Ch'uan) movement training. Repeatable two times. Pre: 334 or consent. (Cross-listed as DNCE 434) DA

THEA 435 Movement for Actors (3) Training actors to discover experientially the sources of movement; to teach skills for analyzing movement for its mechanical, anatomical, spatial, and dynamic content; and then to apply these skills in a role. Pre: 222 or consent. (Cross-listed as DNCE 435) DA

THEA 436 Advanced Movement for Actors (3) Detailed development of material presented in 435. Focus on Bartenieff fundamentals and movement analysis as it applies to the physical interpretation of theatrical roles. Pre: one of 435, DNCE 435, or consent. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as DNCE 436) DA

THEA 437 Period Movement Styles, 1450–1650 (3) Movement styles and social deportment of European societies in the Renaissance and early Baroque periods. Pre: one of 435 or DNCE 435, or one semester of a 100-level dance technique class. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as DNCE 437) DA

THEA 438 Period Movement Styles, 1650–1800 (3) Movement styles and social deportment of the Baroque and pre-Romantic periods in Europe and the American Colonies. Pre: one of 435, DNCE 435, one semester of a 100-level dance technique class, or consent. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as DNCE 438) DA

THEA 439 Musical Theatre Dance Forms (3) Theatrical dance forms used in 20th-century musical theatre. Pre: 100 level or above dance technique class, 421, or consent. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as DNCE 439) DA

THEA 445 Lighting II: Intermediate Lighting Design (3) Workshop in intermediate techniques and skills of lighting design; storytelling, analysis, research, investigation, questioning, problem solving and the execution of successful design projects. Pre: 345. DA

THEA 446 Topics in Costume Construction (3) Costume production techniques, both Western and Asian, for theatre and dance. Topic rotation includes: understructures and armatures, patterning, tailoring, dyeing, fabric modification, millenery and crafts, within the context of current industry practice. Repeatable two times. Pre: 354, 356, or consent. (Cross-listed as DNCE 446) DA

THEA 447 Stage Management (3) Business, organization and management for theatre and dance productions. Pre: junior standing or consent.

THEA 448 Introduction to Computer-Aided Design for the Theatre (3) Basic concepts and techniques of 2D computer-aided design. Lecture/workshop covers language and commands common to most CAD packages with a focus on drafting specific to theatre. A laptop with Vectorworks installed is required. Pre: 343 or consent. (Once a year)

THEA 453 Scenic II: Intermediate Scenic Design (3) Workshop in advanced techniques and skills of scenic design; model making, rendering, and drafting. Pre: 353 or consent. DA

THEA 456 Costumes II: Intermediate Costume Design (3) Advanced costume design for theatre and dance. Introduction to collaborative process in costume. Intensive work on rendering skills, applied to various design problems. Cost analysis and organizational techniques. Pre: 356 or consent. (Cross-listed as DNCE 456) DA

THEA 462 Drama and Theatre of Oceania (3) Survey of the contemporary drama and theatre of Oceania that combines island and Western traditions. Includes Papua New Guinea, Hawai'i, Fiji, Samoa, Australia, New Zealand. Pre: 101 or ANTH 350, or consent. (Cross-listed as PACS 462) DH

THEA 464 Drama and Theatre of Southeast Asia and India (3) Court, folk, popular traditions, and the manner of their production. Pre: consent. DH

THEA 465 Drama and Theatre of China (3) Yuan, southern, spoken drama; Beijing opera and the manner of their production. Pre: consent.

THEA 466 Drama and Theatre of Japan (3) No, Kyogen, Bunraku, Kabuki, modern drama, and the manner of their production. Pre: junior standing. DH

THEA 468 Drama and Theatre of Hawai'i (3) Survey of indigenous theatre forms of Hawai'i, Native Hawaiian, and other ethnic playwrights, and contemporary multicultural landscape of drama and theatre in Hawai'i. Junior standing or higher. Pre: 101 (with a minimum grade of B), or consent. (Alt. years: fall) DH

THEA 470 Creative Drama (3) Dramatic activities for young people. For teachers, group workers, recreation majors, and others dealing with children. Supervised field activities. Pre: junior standing or consent. DA

THEA 474 Theatre for Young Audiences (3) Theories and principles of formal theatre for young audiences. Study of and practice in the selection, direction, and production of plays. Pre: junior standing or higher, or consent. DA

THEA 475 Puppetry for Young Children (3) Methods of constructing puppets and stages with and for children 3 to 8 years of age. Use of puppets in the creative arts. Fieldwork. Pre: junior standing or consent. DA

THEA 476 Puppetry (3) History and scope of puppetry. Construction and presentation of puppets for adult and child audiences. Repeatable one time. Pre: junior standing or above, or consent. DA

THEA 477 Masks and Giant Puppets (3) History, construction, and performance techniques for masks and large puppets. For teachers, recreation directors, and others working with students aged 10 to 18 and adults. Pre: junior standing or above, or consent. DA

THEA 478 Hula Ki'i: Hawaiian Puppetry and Image Dancing (3) History, techniques, construction, and performance of Hawaiian puppetry and traditional image dancing. Repeatable one time. Junior standing or higher. DA

THEA 480 Intermediate Directing (3) Workshop; students direct one-act plays. Repeatable one time with consent. Pre: 380 and consent. (Alt. years) DA

THEA 490 Experimental Theatre Studio (3) Working collectively, students research, write, design, develop, and perform a full-length production. Repeatable two times. Pre: 6 credits above the 200 level in acting, directing, playwriting, dancing; or consent. DA

THEA 492 (Alpha) Topics in Drama and Theatre (3) (B) Qigong (Ch'i Kung) for actors; (C) Shakespeare in performance. Skills and techniques for performing in Shakespearean productions; (D) topics in European theatre. Repeatable one time per topic, repeatable two times for (B). Pre: 434 or consent for (B), 222 or consent for (C), junior standing or consent for (D).

THEA 499 Directed Work (V) Individual projects; tutorial. Repeatable two times. Pre: consent.

THEA 500 Master's Plan B/C Studies (1) Enrollment for degree completion. Pre: master's Plan B or C candidate and consent.

THEA 600 Seminar in Theatre Research (3) Bibliography and research methods; preparation for thesis and dissertation writing. Required of all graduate theatre majors.

THEA 611 Seminar in Major Dramatic Theory (3) Major theories of Western drama from Aristotle to Roland Barthes. Repeatable one time with consent. Pre: 412 or consent. (Alt. years)

THEA 612 History of Western Theatre I (3) Theatre as a cultural and social institution in the West, from ancient Greece to Restoration England. Pre: one of 311, 312, 411, 412, or consent. (Alt. years)

THEA 613 History of Western Theatre II (3) Theatre as a cultural and social institution in the West, from the 18th century to the present. Pre: one of 311, 312, 411, 412, or consent. (Alt. years)

THEA 614 (Alpha) Topics in Dramaturgy (3) (B) role of the dramaturg; covers history, theory, and practice; (C) dramaturgy workshop; accompanies specific Kennedy Theatre productions. Repeatable one time per alpha. Pre: consent. (Alt. years)

THEA 615 Performance Theory (3) Introduction to key texts and concepts of performance studies. Pre: consent.

THEA 616 Script Analysis (3) Study of dramatic texts in a seminar format; analysis of Western and Asian classical to post-modern plays. Pre: 312 or consent.

THEA 617 Seminar in Performance Studies (3) Special topics. Repeatable up to two times when topics change. Pre: 615 or consent. (Cross-listed as DNCE 617)

THEA 618 Digital Multimedia Tools for Performance Research (3) Dance, Theatre, Music Majors only. A-F only. Repeatable one time. Pre: consent.

THEA 620 Advanced Voice for the Actor (3) Training at advanced level in speaking and vocal skills and techniques in preparation for a solo performance. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 420 or consent. (Alt. years)

THEA 619 Advanced Topics: Playwriting and Dramatic Theory (3) Readings, research, writing, and seminar discussions. Pre: 418, 611, and consent.

THEA 621 Acting VII: Great Roles (3) Great roles from the Western theatre repertory; focus on the individual actor and performance styles. Repeatable one time with consent. Pre: 422 and consent.

THEA 625 Experimental Asian Acting (3) Integration of movement, vocal technique, and concepts of traditional Asian genres into the actor's repertory. Exploration of application to contemporary Asian and non-Asian texts. Workshop format. Repeatable one time. Pre: consent.

THEA 634 Taiji Weapons for Actors (3) Advanced level Taijiquan (T'ai Chi Ch'uan) weapons training. Repeatable two times. Pre: 334 or 434, or consent.

THEA 640 Problems in Design and Production (3) Workshop dealing with special topics in lighting design, sound design, technical design, production stage management, and special effects. Repeatable three times with consent. Pre: 343 or 445 or consent.

THEA 645 Lighting III: Advanced Lighting Design (3) Workshop dealing with special topics in theatrical lighting design and related skills. Repeatable two times. THEA or DNCE majors only. Pre: 445.

THEA 650 Professional Advancement in Entertainment Design (1) Directed study designed to help MFA candidates in Design acquire the tools helpful in obtaining future employment. Portfolios, resumes, and related application tools will be developed along with other necessary skills. Must be current MFA candidate in theatre. Repeatable six times. THEA majors only. Graduate students only.

THEA 653 Scenic III: Advanced Scenic Design (3) Workshop dealing with special topics in scenic design, related skills, and portfolio preparation. Repeatable two times with consent. Pre: 453 or consent. (Alt. years)

THEA 656 Costumes III: Advanced Costume Design (3) Workshop dealing with special topics in costume design and related skills. Repeatable one time with consent. Pre: 456 or consent.

THEA 657 Seminar in Design (3) Research, design, and discussion exploring collaborative design problems and solutions. Repeatable two times. Pre: 445, 453, 456; or consent.

THEA 660 Asian Theatre Field Research (3) Goals and methods. Interview, questionnaire, observation, and performance study as research techniques. Practical application by designing a research project. Pre: 600.

THEA 663 (Alpha) Topics in Asian Theatre (3) Comparative and cross-cultural examination. (B) origins; (C) theories and systems; (D) modern Asian drama. Repeatable one time. Pre: consent.

THEA 670 Seminar in Advanced Creative Dramatics (3) Advanced seminar in applied methods and theories of creative dramatics. Repeatable one time. THEA or DNCE majors only.

THEA 678 (Alpha) Topics in Theatre for Young Audiences (3) Creative movement/drama, puppetry, and theatre/dance; (B) production concepts. Repeatable when topics change. Pre: one of 470, 474, 475, 476, 477, DNCE 490; or consent.

THEA 680 Directing Asian Theatre (3) Directing traditional Asian theatre pieces and Western plays performed with Asian techniques; development of new performance styles based on Asian examples; directing of scenes and one-act plays. Repeatable one time with consent. Pre: graduate theatre major and one Asian theatre course, or consent.

THEA 682 Graduate Workshop in Directing (3) Direction of scenes and major one-act plays. Pre-thesis production. Repeatable one time with consent. Pre: 600 or consent.

THEA 683 Workshop in Directing Process (3) Methods class in theater production for the director. Covers organization and techniques such as rehearsal planning, scheduling, and execution. Repeatable one time.

THEA 685 Directing Western Styles (3) Students direct scenes in classic or non-realistic western theatre styles or genres. Repeatable one time with consent. THEA majors only. A-F only. Pre: graduate student in theatre program, or consent. (Alt. years)

THEA 690 Graduate Theatre Workshop (V) Practical and supervisory theatre work pertinent to professional degree objectives on productions being done in Kennedy Theatre or in other venues, by approval. Repeatable eight times, up to 9 credits. Pre: consent.

THEA 691 Seminar in Teaching Dance/Theatre (3) Pedagogy and classroom experience in teaching technique and theory. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as DNCE 691)

THEA 692 Practicum in Teaching (V) Supervised teaching experience at the introductory or undergraduate level. Students will teach an appropriate level course in their field of expertise under faculty supervision. Repeatable up to nine credits. THEA or DNCE majors only. (Cross-listed as DNCE 692)

THEA 693 Internship: Youth Theatre/Dance (V) Supervised leadership experiences in theatre/dance program with children. Students spend nine hours per week in supervised setting and three hours in weekly class meeting. Pre: one of 470, 476, or DNCE 490; or consent. (Cross-listed as DNCE 693)

THEA 695 Creative Projects (V) MFA play or dance productions, design projects, original full-length plays. Repeatable unlimited times.

THEA 699 Directed Research (V) Reading or research in theatre theory or history; reading and practice in particular areas of dramatic production. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: consent.

THEA 700 Thesis Research (V) Repeatable unlimited times.

THEA 705 Seminar in Western Drama and Theatre (3) Special topics. Repeatable when topics change. Pre: consent.

THEA 763 (Alpha) Seminar in Asian Theatre (3) (B) Southeast Asia and India; (C) China; (D) Japan. Repeatable two times. Pre: one of 464, 465, 466, or consent.

THEA 779 Seminar in Theatre for Young Audiences (3) Theories and methods applied in theatrical experiences with and for young audiences: creative movement/drama, puppetry, and theatre/dance. Pre: one of 470, 474, 475, 476, 477, or DNCE 490.

THEA 800 Dissertation Research (V) Repeatable unlimited times.