College of Arts and Sciences
(An asterisk [*] denotes associate membership in University Graduate School faculty.)
Director of Graduate Studies
(See also general University Graduate School requirements.)
T325 Voice and Speech (3 cr.)
T500 Research Methods and Materials (1.5 cr.) (S/F grading) Methods and materials of theatre research, principles of scholarly investigation, and strategies of production research. Must be taken during the first term of residence.
T501 Introduction to Historiography (1.5 cr.) (S/F grading) P: T500. Reading and discussion of current historiographical problems and methods particular to research and scholarly reporting in theatre history, theory, and literature.
T502 Theatre Design and Technical Research Methods (1.5 cr.) (S/F grading) P: T500. Reading, discussion, and use of computer for scenic, costume, lighting, and technology research. Exploration of commercial software used in developing and communicating each discipline's products.
T510 Advanced Movement for the Theatre (3 cr.) P: T410. Advanced study of movement for actors and directors. Emphasis on eye training, alignment, and the familiarization of various period, idiomatic, and ethnic dance forms used in the theatre.
T515 Studies in Oral Interpretation (1-3 cr.) P: T315 or consent of instructor. Theories of oral interpretation and their application to performance; analysis and performance of literary texts; techniques and practice of readers' theatre. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.
T520 Studies in Acting I (3 cr.) P: consent of instructor. History and analysis of major theories of acting.
T521 Studies in Acting II (1-3 cr.) P: consent of instructor. Application of major theories of acting to performance. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.
T522 Studies in Acting III (1-3 cr.) Analysis of script; application of vocal and physical techniques of characterization to various forms and types of drama. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.
T523 Costume and Character in London Theatre Overseas theatre studies in London. Experience theatrical character development through costume design. Survey social influences on costume and dress worn by characters through history, including contemporary trends and dress. Field trips to Bath and Stratford.
T525 Speech for the Stage (3 cr.) P: S325. Advanced study of the voice as it relates to the actor, with emphasis on resonance, rate, volume; the use of the voice in working with a text; phonetics; exercises and practical projects.
T526 Advanced Scene Design (3 cr.) P: T426. To provide the advanced student with a wide variety of theatrical and nontheatrical assignments in design, including portfolio preparation.
T527 Theatre Planning (3 cr.) P: consent of instructor. Function and design of theatre plant with attention to needs of audience and theatre personnel.
T528 Studies in Stage Scenery (1-3 cr.) P: T526 or consent of instructor. Selected problems in designing stage scenery; composition and style. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.
T529 Studies in Theatre Technology (1-3 cr.) P: consent of instructor. The application of engineering methods to solve electronic, acoustical, optical, and mechanical problems; use of computer systems for information storage, manipulation, and retrieval; design and execution of projects. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 credits.
T530 Advanced Costume Design Aesthetics (3 cr.) Intensive study of costume design and application of design principles. Students will produce projects in various genres. Theatre, opera, ballet, and musical theatre are just some of the forms surveyed. Students work in a collaborative design arena that emulates the process for whichever genre they are designing in.
T533 Studies in Stage Costuming (1-3 cr.) P: T430 and T433 or consent of instructor. Selected problems in costume materials and methods, costume design and historic fashion; application to styles and forms of theatrical production. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.
T538 Studies in Stage Lighting (1-3 cr.) P: T435 and T438 or consent of instructor. Selected problems in the controllable properties and functions of stage lighting; optics, photometry, and instruments; control and dimming systems; application to styles and forms of theatrical procedure. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.
T542 Theories of Directing (3 cr.) History and analysis of major theories of directing. Lecture and practical projects.
T543 Studies in Directing II (3 cr.) P: consent of instructor. Practical problems in directing significant plays of diverse forms and styles. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.
T545 Voice and Dialects (3 cr.) Training for the professional actor that focuses on combining imagery and imagination with the development of vocal technique through exercises in breathing, producing the sound resonance; the mastery of four of the most common dialects used in the American theatre.
T550 Structure of Drama (3 cr.) Theory and structure of drama, based upon intensive reading of Aristotle's Poetics and other critical writings.
T553 Studies in Playwriting (1-3 cr.) P: consent of instructor. Analysis and composition of dramatic works. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.
T555-T556 Drama Theory I-II (3-3 cr.) Survey of major Western theoretical and critical works. I. Greeks to 1700; II. 1700 to the present.
T563 Forms and Styles in Modern Theatre and Drama (3 cr.) Study of plays in relation to such styles as realism, naturalism, expressionism, and absurdism.
T565-T566 American Drama and Theatre I-II (3-3 cr.) I. Beginnings to 1890; II. 1890 to the present. Either semester may be elected independently.
T567 European Drama from Molière to Ibsen (3 cr.) Representative French, German, Italian, and Russian plays.
T568 Ibsen and Strindberg (3 cr.) Intensive study of the major plays of Ibsen and Strindberg.
T570 Studies in Classical and Medieval Theatre (3 cr.) Concentrated study of Greek, Roman, and medieval theatre.
T571 Studies in Renaissance and Baroque Theatre (3 cr.) Concentrated study of significant figures, practices, and dramas in the European theatre from 1500 to 1800.
T572 Studies in Romantic and Realistic Theatre (3 cr.) Concentrated study of European and American theatre from 1800 to 1915. Emphasis on romanticism, realism, and the reactions to realism.
T573 Studies in Modern and Contemporary Theatre (3 cr.) Concentrated study of significant practices, trends, and figures in the European and American theatre from 1915 to the present.
T583 Topics in Theatre and Drama (1-3 cr.) Studies in special topics not ordinarily covered in other departmental courses. May be repeated once for credit if topic differs.
T585 Theatre Management (3 cr.) Problems in managing a theatre: selection of plays, special programming, business operations, promotion, public relations. Lecture and practical projects.
T600 Directed Research (1-6 cr.) P: T500 or equivalent and consent of instructor. Individual supervised research projects.
T662 Comparative Theatre and Drama: Melodrama (3 cr.) The "third form" of drama, from melodramas of Euripides to tragicomedies and melodramas of modern television and motion pictures.
T700 Independent Study (cr. arr.)** P: consent of instructor and department chairperson.
T701 Readings in Theatre and Drama (cr. arr.)**
T720 Internship in Acting (3-9 cr.) Internship in a professional theatre for one semester or equivalent period of time. Required of all students seeking the M.F.A. in acting. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit hours.
T750 Seminar in Structure of Drama (3 cr.) P: T550, T555-T556 or equivalent. Projects in the analysis of different forms and types of drama. Each student is required to complete and report on a sequence of analytical interpretations of the structure of assigned plays.
T765 Seminar in American Theatre and Drama (3 cr.) Selected topics. May be repeated if the topic differs.
T774 Seminar in Stage Interpretation of Selected Plays (3 cr.) Study of selected plays through various periods; problems of interpretation and staging for present-day audiences. May be repeated if the topic differs.
T775 Seminar in Theatre History (3 cr.) Selected problems concerning theatres and staging methods in Europe in a restricted period. May be repeated if the topic differs.
T895 M.A. Thesis (cr. arr.)**
**These courses are eligible for a deferred grade.