Art Education (Z)

  • EDUC-Z 204 Applied Theatre (3-3 cr.) This course was developed for the larger university population to explore how aspects of Drama, Theatre and performance practice and theory may be used within multiple aspects of society from the physical and mental health industry to business, science, and education. Student exploration of Applied Theatre engages them in hands on and theoretical examinations of interpersonal leaning through multiple physical, vocal, written and visual arts based approaches. Students will develop methods to identify areas within their particular disciplines where these strategies may be applied to maximize the potential for human personal, social and physical growth, cognitive development and socially equitable business production.
  • EDUC-Z 305 Theatre for Young Audiences (3 cr.) This course provides an overview of the historical, theoretical and practical elements of Theatre by, for, and with youth. Over the course of the semester students will be introduced to the history and current theory informing youth theatre and work with, by, and for young audiences. This course will provide the student with a great deal of hands-on experiences with creative dramatics, Drama in Education (DIE), Process Drama, Theatre in Education (TIE), storytelling, storybook theatre, as well as play building and production with and for youth. Students will view, critique, and design performances with, by, and for youth. This class is designed to result in the students' engaging with a practical experience facilitating drama with youth in an educational environment. The students will select the form or combination of forms of creative dramatics for an appropriate age group and design of a new play for youth to be mounted and toured the following semester.
  • EDUC-Z 402 Youth Theatre Tour (3 cr.) Youth Theatre Tour explores the theoretical and practical aspects of touring a play for young audiences as well as facilitating in school drama workshops. Over the course of the semester students will cover the history and current theory of youth theatre and working with and for youth audiences; script selection and analysis; fundraising; design opportunities and limitations; directorial challenges; management concerns of booking tours and the creation of curriculum aligned study guides. The Youth Theatre Tour class is designed to result in a practical experience with youth through the production of a play for young people, which will begin touring mid-semester of the spring semester. In addition to Monday/Wednesday 9-11:00 class times, there are evening rehearsals and crew calls, as needed. Call time on tour days is two to three hours before the 9:00am curtain, depending on the distance to the school from campus. In addition to completing all course assignments, students will be expected to share additional tour responsibilities as needed, including-but not limited to-loading van, setting up and striking at tour sites, pre-tour site visits, communicating with school personnel, etc. You must be available and responsive via email for daily correspondence and course conversations.

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