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Theatre - Lower Division Courses

A two-course themed sequence featuring study and practice of academic discourse, with emphasis on critical reading and writing, composing processes, and rhetorical situation. The second course will feature more advanced study and practice of academic discourse, with additional emphasis on information literacy and skills related to developing and organizing longer and more complex documents. Themes address a variety of contemporary topics. Successful completion of CTW I (THTR 1A) is a prerequisite for CTW II (THTR 2A). (4 units each quarter)

Designed for majors and nonmajors, Improv seeks to expand the participant's capability for spontaneity, flexibility of thought, creativity, communication and teamwork through the use of theatre games and specifically structured improvisation exercises. No previous acting experience is necessary for this course. Every level of performer or non-performer will have something to contribute and learn from this experience. Topics such as the impact of status on relationships, non-verbal communications, staying positive, building on ideas offered by others, and developing narratives will be explored throughout this class. (4 units)

Through standard theatre games, exercises, monologues, and scenes, students will explore, via Stanislavski's "method of physical action" basic principles of the acting craft. (4 units)

Being in tune as a performing artist means being aware of the connection between body, mind, and spirit. Topics include discussion of professional resumes, head shots, auditions, and career choices. Also, the implications of being a performing artist, body image and awareness, self-esteem, lifestyle/health choices, nutrition and diet, and stress management strategies. (4 units)

 

This course focuses on the collaborative process leading to a group-produced play or creative performance piece. The class includes exploration of creativity and performance through acting, dance skills, text, and concept analysis. Participants will be exposed to all elements of theatrical experience and collaborative expectations of the discipline. (4 units)

A two course sequence focusing on a major theme in human experience and culture over a significant period of time. Courses emphasize either broad global interconnections or the construction of Western culture in global context. Courses may address creativity and the use of space, the performing arts as reflections and constructions of culture, and other topics. Successful completion of C&I I (THTR 11A) is a prerequisite for C&I II (THTR 12A). (4 units each quarter)

An exploration of Chicana/o and Native American plays, artists, and companies in the 20th and 21st centuries. Includes analyses of cultural, economic, political and gender issues as articulated through the lens of theatre. (4 units)

Using physical exercises, breath work, speech, and resonance exercises, students will expand their knowledge of the mechanics of speech and increase their vocal potential and health onstage or in any public speaking environment. Students will learn the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) in order to further their fluency in articulation of languages and dialects. No prior acting experience necessary. Highly recommended for theatre emphasis majors. Priority given to theatre arts majors/minors. (4 units)

Foundation of the acting curriculum: theatre games, open scenes, monologues, and scenes are used to explore and acquire a comprehensive process by which to create and sustain a truthful, imaginative, and physical character on stage. Stanislavsky's "method of physical action" and Uta Hagen's "10 Questions" are explored. Application of the concepts of "objective, actions, and qualities of action" are applied to scripted material. Students rehearse and perform scenes from American playwrights. Priority given to theatre arts majors/minors. (4 units)

The development and production of a 40 to 45 minute play from various genres. Topics may include children's theatre, Shakespeare, social justice, and documentary theatre. Plays will be taken out into the community for performance. Projects may be extended into a second quarter in which case students may re-enroll for additional units. (2 units)

Active participation in the preparation and performance of departmental productions as actors, assistants to the director, dancers, and choreographers. Individual design/technical assignments. May be repeated for a total of 8 units. Prerequisite: Approval of director of production. (2 units)

Explores the role of design as a part of the production process. Includes a study of the elements and principles of design as they apply to scenic, lighting, and costume design. Also included: design development and the role of each designer in the production. (4 units)

Overview of the organization, concepts, terminology, and skills involved in technical theatre. Hands-on work in the scene shop. (4 units)

Introduction to making costumes: fabric/textile studies, sewing techniques, dying and ornamentation, and costume crafts. (4 units)

Principles and practice. Color, instrumentation, basic electricity, and electronics. Elementary design theory and practice. (4 units)

Introduction into the styles, techniques, and application of scenic art as it relates to the theatre. This includes color theory, light and shadow, and the interpreting of a painter's elevation and/or scenic research for the stage. Projects include wood graining, stone, marble, and foliage. Enrollment in upper division of Scene Painting (THTR 136) is based on completion of the lower division or skill level of the student. The advanced level will deal with historical Trompe'L'Oeil and Grisaille techniques of painting when painting architectural reliefs, fabric/drapery and ornamentation. Offered in alternate years. (4 units)

Introduction to graphic representation as applied to scenic design. Theatre-specific graphic conventions used in ground plans, sections, and elevations. Drafting, orthographic projection, mechanical perspective. Offered in alternate years. (4 units)

Basic Principles of makeup for the stage. Youth, old age, and special problems. (2 units)

Training in development of technical skills for stage production. Directed work in scenery and costume construction, lighting, sound, and stage management. May be repeated for a total of 8 units. Not applicable to paid work hours or to laboratory hours connected with stagecraft courses. (2 units)

Explores the dynamic relationships among theatrical space, acting styles, dramatic texts, and audience reception. This course will engage these perspectives with a special focus on performing faith, staging power, and dramatizing identity. (4 units)

Explores the dynamic relationships among theatrical space, acting styles, dramatic texts, and audience reception. This course will engage these perspectives with a special focus on staging spectacle, characterizing style, and playing on the global stage. (4 units)

Relationship between the theatre arts and society. Through the study of significant cultural history as well as theatre literature, tackles important social justice issues involving censorship, arts funding, theatre unions, and the shaping of American values. (4 units)

Addressing issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality through the lens of American theatre from several groups outside the dominant culture, including, but not limited to, works from the Asian American, Chicana/o, African American, Native American, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) perspective. Also listed as ETHN 65. (4 units)

Understanding and appreciation of a form of theatre called People's Theatre, a type of theatre and a process of creating a play based on interviewing marginalized people to gain perspective on social justice issues that are of concern to them. Students will have a hands-on experience of creating a short people's theatre piece and having it performed as a reading in front of an audience. (4 units)

Workshop focuses on the development of a script or performance piece centered on a particular chosen theme. May include research, interviews, improv, and script development. (4 units)

Combines a critical study of various ensemble-based theater and dance companies with a workshop in creating performances/plays through a collaborative process. We will first study the strategies employed by these ensembles including, but not limited to, The Wooster Group, DV8, The Civilians, and Pina Bausch, then apply these strategies in creating scenes, movement studies, short plays, and other performance works. Emphasis will be placed on the process as opposed to the product. The class will culminate in a showing of works in progress. (2–5 units)

Gives students the opportunity to perform in a musical theatre production workshop that covers the study of songs and scenes from a wide variety of musicals. The class presents an original cabaret performance at the end of the quarter. Offered in Alternate years. Prerequisites for majors and minors: THTR 21, THTR 24, or MUSC 34, DANC 40 or 46. (4 units)

Theatre - Upper Division Courses

Course considers the range of theatrical activity in Western Europe during the Medieval period (c. 500-1500 CE). Considers historical documents, play texts, and secondary sources in its aim to discover how Medieval theatrical performances both revealed and constructed the culture of the Middle Ages. (5 units)

Study of British drama. Authors vary each term. Focus may be on periods, movements, themes, or issues. May be taken more than once when topics differ. Also listed as ENGL 113. (5 units)

In-depth exploration of specific genres, periods, playwrights, or themes. (5 units)

In-depth exploration of a specific genre, period, playwright, or theme. (5 units)

An exploration of the great tragedies of Shakespeare's maturity: Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and King Lear, with special attention to the theatrical, religious, moral, gender, and political dimensions of Shakespeare's tragedies. Also listed as ENGL 116. (5 units)

An exploration of a selected number of Shakespeare's comedies from his early, middle, and late periods, with particular attention to the social and sexual roles of men and women. Also listed as ENGL 117. (5 units)

An exploration of a selection of Shakespeare's plays with particular attention to an important topic chosen for focus and specified in the course description subtitle - for example, Shakespeare and Classical Traditions, Shakespeare and Gender, Shakespeare and Justice, Shakespeare's Histories, Shakespeare's Tragicomedies, Shakespeare and Film. May be taken more than once when topics differ. Also listed as ENGL 118. (5 units)

119. Shakespeare’s Plays in Performance
An exploration of a selection of Shakespeare’s plays in performance with particular attention to an important topic chosen for focus and specified in the course description subtitle—for example, Shakespeare and Gender, Intercultural Shakespeare, Shakespeare In Production, Shakespeare and Justice, Shakespeare and Film, Shakespeare and the Contemporary World. May be taken more than once when topics differ. (5 units)

Techniques for performing the works of William Shakespeare and other Elizabethan playwrights. Learn scansion and perform sonnets, monologues, and scenes from plays. Prerequisites: THTR 10 and 24. (5 units)

Specific techniques of acting in commercials, television, industrials, and film. Perform scenes in front of the camera to achieve understanding of the differences and similarities of acting in this media and theatre. Prerequisites: THTR 10 and 24. (5 units)

Study of the techniques of acting in this special genre including phrasing, interpretation of lyrics, and auditioning. Prerequisites: THTR 10, 24, or MUSC 34, or permission of instructor. (5 units)

Building on the skill sets obtained in Voice (Thtr 21) and Acting (Thtr 24), students will continue to deepen the application of their acting and vocal techniques in the study of texts that require a region-specific sound. Students will learn to research and reproduce at least four major dialects used on the stage and screen. Combined with vocal flexibility work, students will apply their dialect research to at least four different monologues or scenes. Prerequisites: THTR 10, 21 and 24. (5 units)

A scene study course that may include auditioning, specific playwrights, or styles—Chekhov, Ibsen, Greek, Absurdist, Brecht, Meisner, or other styles depending on departmental needs or instructor expertise. Prerequisite: THTR 10 and 24, or permission of instructor. (5 units)

For course description see THTR 28. (2 units)

For course description see THTR 29. (2 units)

The process of taking scenery from designer drawings to actual set pieces. Transformation of scene designs to carpenter drawings, standard building methods, stage machinery solutions, and budget-regulated design options. Offered in alternate years. (5 units)

Principles of the use of sound in theatre production. Emphasis on practical applications and equipment use. Digital audio and playback automation. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: THTR 30 or permission of instructor. (5 units)

Application of lighting skills to production design. Prerequisite: Theatre 33 or equivalent. Offered in alternate years. (5 units)

Application of graphic skills to scenic design. Styles, scene painting technique, set décor. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: THTR 30 or permission of instructor. (5 units)

Principles of costume design for the stage. Application of design elements to convey character and production concepts. Period research, style, and rendering techniques. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: THTR 30 or permission of instructor. (5 units)

For course description see THTR 36. (5 units)

Drafting and draping techniques for a basic bodice, skirt, sleeve, and collars, and techniques for developing variations. Emphasis on drafting period garments. Prerequisite: THTR 32 or permission of instructor. Offered in alternate years. (5 units)

Designed to acquaint students with the complexities of managing productions from the audition process to final performance. Directing, lighting, scenic production, sound, cueing, budgets, and personnel management are aspects that will be touched upon in class. Offered in alternate years. (5 units)

For course description see THTR 39. (2 units)

Historical exploration of fashion not merely as a matter of personal taste, but as a sight for examining the interconnections among power, politics, gender, and ethnicity. The course will consider the role of fashion in constructing gender and ethnic identities, social and political structures, and fomenting revolution. Also listed as WGST 183. (5 units)

An exploration of the contributions Black artists have made to enrich the American theatre as playwrights, actors, and directors. Also listed as ENGL 192. (5 units)

A cultural look at musical theatre as an American art form, which has its roots in vaudeville, burlesque, and minstrel shows. Offered in alternate years. (5 units)

Exploration of issues of gender and sexuality as they are performed in theatre, music, dance, and contemporary performance art. Also listed as WGST 139. (5 units)

Workshop focuses on the development of a script or performance piece centered on a particular chosen theme. May include research, interviews, improve, and script development. (1-5 units)

Critical analysis of dramatic structure for the playwright. Scenarios, character studies, writing of original plays. Also listed as ENGL 193W. (5 units)

Continuation of THTR 170. Also listed as ENGL 194. (5 units)

Adapting literature (poems, novels, short stories, diaries, etc.) for the stage, and writing complete scripts for the performance and production. Theories of both narrative and dramatic structures. Also listed as ENGL 109. (5 units)

An introduction to the fundamentals and format of screenplay writing. Critical analysis of characterization and narrative structure in contemporary movies, as well as workshops in the writing of film treatments, outlines, and scripts. May be repeated for credit. Also listed as THTR 173. Prerequisite: ENGL 71 or permission of the instructor. (5 units)

For course description see THTR 74. (2–5 units)

For course description see THTR 80. (5 units)

Representative works of the principal Greek tragic playwrights: Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. Features of the tragic genre, its origins, and the conventions of its performance. Also listed as CLAS 181. (5 units)

Students will investigate the nature and psychosocial functions of laughter, with a particular eye to the Greek and Roman roots of Western comedy. Readings will focus on comedic plays by Aristophanes, Plautus, and Terence, supplemented with readings of ancient and modern humor theorists and psychologists. For each playwright, we will also analyze one popular recent movie and other modern analogs of humor and plot structures. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the material by collaborating over the course of the term to write, costume, and perform original plays in imitation of the ancient playwrights. Also listed as CLAS 180. (5 units)

Play analysis in the context of theatrical genres and historic period cultures.
Also listed as ENGL 195. (5 units)

Basic course in the problems, techniques, and theory of directing plays for the live theatre. Prerequisites: THTR 24 and 185. (5 units)

In this workshop course we will engage with the process of moving a play from "page to the stage." Students will first engage in a series of generative and analytic dramaturgical exercises. Then, working with student actors and directors in a collaborative rehearsal period, students will interact with their play in motion, gaining information of further entry into the work. The class culminates in a festival of staged readings. (5 units)

Showcases performance in theatre. May be fulfilled through performance in a department production with the required journal, reflection and evaluation of process and project in light of department learning goals. May also be satisfied through a collaboratively produced performance piece following the same guidelines. Prerequisite: Must be registered with a faculty advisor. (2–5 units)

Students will assist instructiors in theatre classes. Prerequisite: Mandatory training workshop. (5 units)

Students serve as designers for sets, costumes, lights, or sound, or as technical directors for a departmental production. Prerequisite: Approval of design faculty. (5 units)

Project in directing. A short play, fully staged. Prerequisites: THTR 24, 30, 41, 42, 43, 185, 186. Successful completion of stage crew assignments that include run crew for two departmental productions, and stage manager for a one-act play or departmental play. Permission of the head of the directing program. (5 units)

A senior thesis in history/literature/dramaturgy. The thesis would be written for the advisor in consultation with other committee members. Upon completion of the thesis, an oral defense will take place before a selected committee. Prerequisite: Faculty approval. (5 units)

Reserved for projects with recognized institutions outside the University. Prerequisite: Written proposal must be approved by instructor and department chair one week prior to registration. (1-5 units)

Two areas of directed study: creative projects in directing, choreography, technical production, design, playwriting, administration, or directed reading and/or research. Prerequisite: Written proposal must be approved by the instructor and department chair one week prior to registration. (2-5 units)

Dance - Lower Division Courses

Explores the connection between the art of dance and the science of motion with both lecture/discussion sessions and movement laboratories.  Topics to include: mass, force, equilibrium, acceleration, energy, momentum, torque, rotation and angular momentum. Movement laboratory will combine personal experience of movement with scientific measurements and analysis, in other words: "dance it" – "measure it."  This is a lab science course, not a dance technique course. Also listed as PHYS 4. (4 units)

Active participation in the preparation and performance of departmental productions as actors, assistants to the director, dancers, and choreographers. Individual design/technical assignments. May be repeated for a total of 8 units. Prerequisite: Approval of director of production. (2 units)

Focuses on flexibility, agility, body awareness, and strength building. Class exercises will draw from Pilate's core strengthening mat work, introductory ballet barre, and center work to enhance balance and coordination. (2 units)

Introductory course to street dance style performed to hip-hop music. Introduces the body to strong isolated movement, coordination, and dance combinations that will include floorwork. (2 units)

Introductory course in jazz dance with no previous training required. Introduces body isolation, rhythmic awareness, movement coordination, and jazz styles through performance of dance combinations in the styles of theatre jazz, hip-hop, and lyrical dance. (2 units)

Continuation of jazz fundamentals introduced in DANC 40 with emphasis on learning and retaining longer combinations through more challenging dance technique offered in styles of theatre jazz, hip-hop, and lyrical dance. (2 units)

Continued study of jazz dance at an intermediate level with emphasis on technique, flexibility, balance, control, muscle tone, and retaining long combinations in a variety of jazz styles. Students choreograph final projects. (4 units)

Introductory course in ballet with no previous training required. Develops individual strength, flexibility, and coordination through classical ballet technique. Includes barre and floor combinations. (2 units)

Continuation of ballet fundamentals introduced in DANC 43 with emphasis on discipline, coordination, and developing practical performing skills in classical ballet technique. Includes barre and floor combinations. (2 units)

Continued study of ballet at intermediate level, encouraging technical and performing proficiency. Focus on correct alignment and developing artistic expression. Includes barre exercises and intermediate-level floor combinations. (4 units)

Introductory course in modern dance with no pervious training required. Introduces the expressive potential of dance through modern dance technique. Emphasis on flexibility, strength, and alignment practiced through standing and floor exercises. Movement improvisation explores qualities of motion. (2 units)

Continuation of modern fundamentals introduced in DANC 46 with emphasis on technique, flexibility, coordination, and creativity. (2 units)

Continued study of modern dance at an intermediate level. Emphasis on release techniques, rhythmic precision, and spatial principles through extended combinations and movement improvisation. (4 units)

Traditional approaches to compositional problems of form and design, time and rhythm, energy flow and force in dance as art form. (4 units)

Introductory course in tap dance with no previous training required. Develops better coordination, rhythm, and timing. Strengthens the feet and legs. You will be learning basic tap terminology and steps. (2 units)

Continuation of tap fundamentals introduced in DANC 50. A series of regulated and controlled rhythmical movements of the body, accompanied by music, which develops a sense of rhythm and coordination. Learn tap steps and apply them to the art of performance. (2 units)

Introductory course in Afro-Haitian dance with no previous training required. This is a basic technique class that introduces the subtleties of the dance, proper body placement, and the rhythmic structure between the dance and the music. Offered in alternate years. (2 units)

Introductory course in Mexican folklorico dance with no previous training required. Course introduces steps and moves from various regional forms of dance from Mexico including Azteca, Quebradita, Danzon, and Salsa Mexican style; plus a very structured form of exercise for footwork called "tecnica" drills to enable the dancer to pick up more intricate and challenging material. Offered in alternate years. (2 units)

Exploration of musical theatre dance styles. Based on theatre jazz technique, consisting of warm-ups, across the floor progressions and combinations from musical theatre. This course will introduce the musical theatre performer to auditions through mock audition technique. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: DANC 41 or permission of instructor. (4 units)

Pilates is the latest technology for conditioning the human body. Pilates is excellent for building a deep internal strength and an integrated, aligned body for anyone with an active lifestyle, as well as injury prevention and recovery. One-on-one Pilates instruction using the Reformer and other apparatus. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (1 unit)

The development and production of creative dances designed for outreach. Focus on improvisation and sharing the art of dance through interactive performance. Touring production. (2–4 units)

Pilates mat classes, based on the pioneering work of Joseph Pilates, are designed to condition the body.  Mat classes focus on alignment and breathing.  Strengthens the core of the body while freeing-up the joints to aid in flexibility, improving posture, and all around quality of life. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (2 units)

Immersion course in artistic process practices, principles, pedagogies, and public policy. This course covers the fundamentals of teaching dance theatre, music, and art to children in public and private settings with a focus on marginalized communities, and is important preparation for any student considering teaching at any point in his/her career. Note: This course requires participation in community-based learning (CBL) experiences off campus. (4 units)

Charisma is a student-directed, faculty mentored exploration of spirituality, as revealed through the performing arts. Students begin this process in retreat, dedicating time throughout fall quarter for reflection and discovery through their collective creative work. The Charisma experience culminates in an early winter quarter performance. Prerequisite: Auditions are held the preceding spring quarter. (2 units)

Exploration of African-American dance's contribution to U.S. culture from slavery through the present. How minstrel stereotypes, jazz dance sources, black concert dance, and hip-hop reflect racial and social realities in America. Offered in alternate years. (4 units) 

Introduction to significant European and American women dance artists from the 1830s to the present with a focus on their achievements as dancers, choreographers, critics, and scholars within their social context. This class will view dance through feminist theoretical perspectives to address issues of power, agency, and personal expression in ballet, modern, jazz, and ethnic dance forms. Offered in alternate years. Also listed as WGST 62. (4 units)

Survey of Western concert dance that explores the Italian and French origins of ballet through the 20th century emergence of modern and jazzz dance and culminates with the new directions of postmodern dance late in the century. Investigates the key contributing artists, significant developments, and overall growth of dance as a performing art integrated into the changing society to which it belongs. (4 units)

Explores the historical circumstances of migration to the United States by populations and cultures from West Africa and China as well as the Cherokee nation within the United States. Focuses on how performance traditions, especially dance, functioned to process the inevitable conflicts, struggles, and ultimate transformations into blended cultures. Considers the legacy and current vitality of these cultural migrations in the present. (4 units)

This course will create learning experiences that draw upon interactions with the diverse California human and natural environments by walking across California from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park immediately following spring quarter. Both written and aesthetic reflections through various art forms will enhance students understanding of human and environmental sustainability and social injustices in contemporary society. The class will nurture a "sense of wonder" and focus on sustainablitity, environmental justice, and social activism addressed through scheduled talks with community members including farmers, activists, teachers, parkrangers, artists, shop owners, and Native Americans. (4 units)

Dance - Upper Division Courses

For course description, see DANC 29. (2 units)

For course description see DANC 29. (2 units)

Advanced level study of classical ballet with focus on American and European styles. Includes ballet barre exercises, center adagio and allegro combinations at intermediate/advanced level. (5 units)

Continuation of DANC 140. (5 units)

Builds from an assumed intermediate level of jazz dance technique. Emphasis on personal style and performance techniques in advanced jazz dance combinations. (5 units)

Emphasis on the creative process, dynamics, phrasing, and thematic development through choreographing and performing an original group dance. Exploration of aesthetic and stylistic approaches to choreography. Prerequisite: Dance 49 or equivalent. (5 units)

Continuation of Dance 142. Emphasis on learning longer warm-ups, combinations, and adagio work. Opportunity to create your own choreography, and learn technique of teaching fellow students. (5 units)

Intermediate/advanced level study of modern dance technique. Emphasis on release principles, breath control, phrasing, clarity of line, and movement qualities. Improvisation and extended combinations develop performance commitment. (5 units)

Continuation of DANC 146. Emphasis, through improvisation and combinations, on the temporal component of dance: rhythm, tempo, time signatures, and polyrhythms. (5 units)

Continuation of DANC 146 and 147. Focus on modern dance styles: lyrical, classical, eclectic, and pedestrian. Emphasis on developing a clear, personal performance style and movement analysis skills. (5 units)

A performance of original creative student work which performs both on and off campus as a representative of the department. Certain outreach venues will be coordinated with the Arrupe Center. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (2-5 units)

For course description see DANC 55. (5 units)

For course description see DANC 56. (1 unit)

For course description see DANC 57. (2 units)

For course description see DANC 58.  (2 units)

For course description see DANC 59. (5 units)

For course description see DANC 61. (2 units)

For course description see DANC 62. (5 units)

For course description see DANC 65. (2-5 units)

For course description see DANC 66. (5 units)

For course description see DANC 69. (5 units)

Explores dynamics of dance and theatre in the context of social justice in local, national, and international settings. The course will host visiting guest artists and include off-campus experiences. This is a research and discovery opportunity. May be repeated once for credit with permission of instructor. Note: This course requires participation in community-based learning (CBL) experiences off campus. (5 units)

Showcases performance in dance. May be fulfilled through performance in a department production with a required journal, reflection and evaluation of process and project in light of department learning goals. May also be satisfied through a collaboratively produced performance piece following the same guidelines. Prerequisite: Must be supervised by a faculty advisor. (5 units)

A recital for Theatre majors, with dance emphasis, showcasing their performance abilities. Prerequisite: Approval of dance faculty. (5 units)

Students will assist instructors in dance classes. Prerequisite: Approval of dance faculty. (1-2 units)

Reserved for projects/internships with recognized institutions outside of the University. Prerequisite: Written proposal must be approved by the instructor and the department chair one week prior to registration. (1-5 units)

Various areas of directed study: creative projects in directing, choreography, technical production, design, playwriting, administration, teaching assistants, focused participation in special project, or directed reading and/or research. Prerequisite: Written proposal must be approved by the instructor and department chair one week prior to registration. (2–5 units)