Theatre (THR)

THR 100 Drama Appreciation 3

Theatre as an art form: how the actor, director, and designer function. Outstanding plays of major periods demonstrate the technical and aesthetic aspects of theatrical production. Illustrated lectures, demonstrations, and classroom experiments.

GE Core: GFA

THR 110 Designing Weddings and Other Ceremonies 3

This course explores how to design local ceremonies associated with life transitions (birthdays, initiations, weddings, and memorials), while considering theatre design elements and ritual found in comparable non-Western cultures.

GE Core: GFA

GE Marker: GN

THR 120 Voice for the Actor 3

The study of the mechanics of the voice for dramatic literature, developing intelligible speech through the use of Standard American Sounds.

Prerequisites: DRAM major.

THR 130 Fundamentals of Acting 3

Understanding and appreciation of the problems, demands, and disciplines of the actor's art.

GE Core: GFA

Prerequisites: Non-DRAM majors.

THR 140 Stage Crafts: Scenery, Lighting, and Sound 3

Introduction to technical theatre practice, backstage organization, scenery construction, stage lighting and sound. Practical experience in supervised laboratory and production program.

Prerequisites: DRAM major.

THR 145 Stage Crafts: Costuming and Makeup 3

Introduction to technical theatre practice in stage makeup and costuming. Practical experience in supervised laboratory and production program.

Prerequisites: DRAM major or School of Theatre minor.

THR 191 Theatre Practice-Scenery 1

Open to any student interested in participating in the scenery phase of production.

Notes: May be repeated for credit.

THR 192 Theatre Practice-Costumes 1

Open to any student interested in participating in the costuming phase of production.

Notes: May be repeated for credit.

THR 194 Apprentice Production Practicum 1

Beginning-level production work in scenery, lighting, costuming, sound, or stage management.

Prerequisites: THR 140 or THR 145. B.F.A. DRAM major: Design and Technical Production Concentration; or permission of instructor;

Notes: May be repeated for credit.

THR 201 Playscript Analysis 3

Systems for analyzing playscripts which may be adapted and employed by directors, actors, and/or designers.

Prerequisites: Admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

THR 221 Dynamics in Acting: Movement I 3

Practical exercise in physical disciplines to develop concentration, imagination, and the body as the actor's instrument.

Prerequisites: B.F.A. in Acting Students only.

THR 222 Dynamics in Acting: Voice I 3

Beginning course in the voice/speech sequence in the B.F.A. Acting program. Understanding of breath, foundations of voice production, elements of speech.

Prerequisites: B.F.A. in Acting Students only.

THR 231 Acting I 3

Introduction to the ideas of Konstantin Stanislavsky's system for modern acting. Voice and movement warm-up exercises along with beginning acting exercises that culminate in basic scene study.

Prerequisites: Restricted to Theatre Department majors and minors.

THR 232 Acting II 3

Application of basic techniques developed in 231 to elementary scene study. Introduction to the Stanislavski System. Further study in movement, voice, and improvisation.

Prerequisites: THR 231.

THR 235 Acting Studio 1 3

The foundational course in the study of the Stanislavki acting system. Students will begin their exploration of "living truthfully in a set of imaginary circumstances."

Prerequisites: B.F.A. Acting major.

THR 236 Acting Studio 2 3

An introduction to the Sanford Meisner technique: emphasis on moment-to-moment work, playing simple actions, and personalizing the imaginary circumstances.

Prerequisites: THR 235. BFA Acting Students only.

THR 242 Technical Production: Scenery 2

Further develop the theatrical construction skills and knowledge necessary for advanced construction techniques and installation of scenic units.

Prerequisites: THR 140 or permission of instructor .

THR 244 Technical Production: Costumes 2

To further develop costume technology skills taught at the beginning level in THR 145.

Prerequisites: THR 145 or permission of instructor.

THR 245 Theatre Graphics 3

Introduction to the basic materials and techniques of graphic presentation in scenic, costume, and lighting design for the theatre.

Prerequisites: THR 140 or THR 145.

THR 246 Technical Production: Sound and Lighting 2

Enhance the student's familiarity with the process and equipment used in modern theatre production.

Prerequisites: THR 140 or permission of instructor.

THR 248 Portfolio Preparation for the Theatre 3

This course guides students in developing the materials and skills necessary to present their education and experience to employers in the most effective manner, including resumes, cover letters, and portfolios.

Prerequisites: THR 140 and THR 145. Design and Technical Production concentration; or permission of the instructor.

THR 260 Advanced Makeup 3

Special emphasis on character analysis, physiognomy, color, three-dimensional make-up, rubber prosthesis, beard and wig make-up for theatre, film and television production.

Prerequisites: THR 145 or permission of instructor.

THR 280 The Mask in Performance 3

A cross-cultural introduction to masks throughout history, their construction, and use in performance.

Prerequisites: THR 130 or THR 231.

THR 284 Arts Management 3

Introduction to arts management for nonprofit arts organizations. Topics include management principles, marketing, fundraising, and financial planning.

THR 291 Applied Theatre I 1-4

Supervised practical experience in various areas of theatre production.

Notes: May be repeated for credit.

THR 294 Intern Production Practicum 2

Intermediate-level production work in scenery, lighting, costuming, sound, or stage management.

Prerequisites: THR 140 or THR 145. BFA in DRAM: Design and Technical Production concentration or Technical Production concentration;

Notes: May be repeated for a total of 12 s.h.

THR 305 Broadway: Development of the American Musical 3

Exploring Musical Theatre's development from European tradition to a uniquely American art form. Places operetta, minstrelsy, vaudeville, burlesque, revue, and musical comedy into historical context. Illustrated lectures and demonstrations.

GE Core: GHP

GE Marker: GL

THR 315 Creative Drama for the Classroom Teacher 3

Preschool and elementary school creative drama and its place in preschool and K–5 curricula. Emphasis on fundamentals, materials, teaching techniques, and evaluation.

THR 320 The Actor's Space 3

Concentrated study of kinesthetic and spatial awareness. Special emphasis on physical and vocal adjustments to the demands of different performance spaces.

THR 321 Dynamics in Acting: Movement II 3

Advanced daily practical exercise in physical disciplines to develop concentration, imagination, and the body as the actor's instrument.

Prerequisites: THR 221. B.F.A. in Acting Students only.

THR 322 Dynamics in Acting: Voice II 3

Continuation course in the voice/speech sequence in the B.F.A. Acting program. IPA, vocal range, elements of speech, application to dramatic text.

Prerequisites: THR 222. B.F.A. in Acting Students only.

THR 331 Acting Studio 3 3

Concentrated study in script and role analysis. Intensive improvisation to develop acting techniques.

Prerequisites: THR 236 and permission of acting faculty.

Notes: B.F.A. Acting majors only.

THR 332 Acting Studio 4 3

Working in the Stanislavski system as it applies to performance for the camera rather than a live audience. Focus will include film work, episodic television, soap operas, and sitcoms.

Prerequisites: THR 331 and BFA Acting majors only.

THR 340 Experimental Course: Scenic Automation and Technology 3

Introduction to mechanical devices used for automation of stage scenery. Topics covered will include stage winches, fluid power (hydraulics & pneumatics), control systems, and system design.

Prerequisites: THR 140 and THR 242.

THR 345 Theatre Production Crafts 3

An introduction to craft materials for theatre production. Craft materials may include industrial felts, leather, flexible and rigid foams, thermoplastics, paper products, adhesives, fabric paints and fabric dyes.

Prerequisites: THR 140 and THR 145.

THR 346 Costume Crafts 3

Exploration of basic design elements and fabrics relative to costuming. Laboratory projects in costume crafts.

Prerequisites: THR 145 or permission of instructor.

THR 351 Scene Design 3

Principles and practice of scene design for performance.

Prerequisites: THR 140 or permission of instructor.

THR 361 Costume Design 3

Principles and practice of costume design for performance.

Prerequisites: THR 145 or permission of instructor.

THR 370 Lighting Design 3

Principles and practice of lighting design for theatre, television and film.

Prerequisites: THR 140. or permission of instructor.

THR 375 Theatrical Sound Design and Technology 3

An introduction to the theory, aesthetics, and technology of theatrical sound design.

Prerequisites: THR 140. Design and Technical Production concentration; or permission of the instructor.

THR 380 Playwriting 3

Exercises in dramaturgical techniques including adapting literature for performance. Composition of one-act plays.

THR 381 Oral Interpretation 3

Principles of interpretation: analysis and practice in the oral presentation of various forms of literature to be selected from poetry, prose, and drama.

THR 382 Theatrical Design for Schools K-12 3

Study of design techniques and the execution of scenery, lighting, and costuming for low budget play and musical production.

Prerequisites: THR 140 and admission to appropriate degree program. or permission of instructor.

THR 386 Introduction to Stage Management 3

Introduction to the duties and responsibilities of the theatrical stage manager; emphasis on the stage manager's place in the theatrical organization and their interaction with other members of the production.

Prerequisites: THR 140 and THR 145. or permission of instructor.

THR 389 ExpCrs: Intro to Stage Mngmnt 3

Introduction to the duties and responsibilities of the theatrical stage manager; emphasis on the stage manager's place in the theatrical organization and their interaction with other members of the production.

THR 390 Workshop Theatre Practice 1

Supervised production work in the Workshop Theatre.

Notes: May be repeated for credit.

THR 394 Journeyman Production Practicum 3

Advanced-level production work in scenery, lighting, costuming, sound, or stage management.

Prerequisites: THR 140 or THR 145. BFA in DRAM: Design and Technical Production concentration or Technical Production concentration;

Notes: May be repeated for a total of 12 s.h.

THR 395 Special Problems 1-3

Guided individual study in an area of special interest to the student.

Prerequisites: Permission of faculty supervisor is required prior to registration.

Notes: May be repeated for credit.

THR 407 Feminist Theatre 3

Survey of twentieth and twenty-first century British and American feminist theatre, focusing on performance texts that address salient concerns of first, second, and third wave feminisms.

THR 410 Directing I 3

Fundamental principles of directing for the theatre including adapting literature for performance.

Prerequisites: THR 201, junior standing, and Theatre Major. or permission of the instructor.

THR 420 Experimental Course: Collaboration: Devised Theatre and Social Awareness 3

Collaborative experience of creating an original theatrical performance, directed by lead teacher and guest artist(s).

Prerequisites: THR 231.

THR 421 Physical Violence for the Stage 3

Intensive study and practice of the mechanics of stage violence for advanced performance students. Focus on safe performance techniques for violence in period and contemporary texts.

Prerequisites: THR 332. Drama Major.

THR 422 Stage Dialects 3

A study of selected dialects of English for performance, including dialect in cultural context and the application to dramatic text.

Prerequisites: THR 322. B.F.A. in Acting Students only.

THR 425 Experimental Course: Adapting Fiction to Performance 3

Performance-centered seminar focusing on a selected work of fiction by contemporary North Carolina writer. Adaptation from novel to script through research and rehearsal, culminating in informal showing of work.

Prerequisites: THR 231 and THR 232.

THR 431 Acting Studio 5 3

Study and practice of the stylistic demands of the comedy of manners from Moliere through the present day.

Prerequisites: THR 332. BFA acting majors only.

THR 434 Camera Acting: Basic Techniques 3

An examination of the differences between acting on film and acting on stage. Students will act in a variety of different types of camera work including feature films, dramas, sitcoms, and commercials.

Prerequisites: THR 231. Theatre Majors only.

THR 435 Performance Styles 3

Introduction to acting styles such as Greek, Commedia dell'Arte, Shakespeare, and Comedy of Manners, with pedagogical opportunity to lesson-plan for additional genres and styles.

Prerequisites: THR 232. Drama major.

THR 444 Computer Aided Drafting for the Theatre 3

Introduction to the fundamentals of Computer Aided Drafting and its use in theatre.

Prerequisites: THR 245 or permission of instructor.

THR 450 Advanced Scene Design 3

Advanced problems in set design for performance. Topics may vary with each offering.

Prerequisites: THR 351. BA or BFA in DRAM; or permission of instructor.

THR 460 Advanced Costume Design 3

Advanced problems in costume design for performance. Topics may vary with each offering.

Prerequisites: THR 361. BA or BFA in DRAM; or permission of instructor.

THR 470 Advanced Lighting Design 3

Advanced problems in lighting design for performance. Topics may vary with each offering.

Prerequisites: THR 370 and THR 444. BA or BFA in DRAM; or permission of instructor.

THR 480 Playwriting II 3

Focus on advanced play construction and dramatic writing.

Prerequisites: THR 380.

THR 481 EC:Crtng THR W/In Glbl Cmmnty 3

The mission of this course is to bring together kids (ages 9-18) from the Newcomers School, or other specified global community, with UNCG theatre students to create and present original theatre.

THR 482 Teaching Methods in Theatre Arts 3

Philosophy, means, and methods for conducting classes and structuring curricular and cocurricular theatre activities. Includes internship in public schools as lab. Required for Theatre Education teacher licensure.

THR 483 Honors Work 3-6

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; 3.30 GPA in the major, 12 s.h. in the major;

Notes: May be repeated for credit if the topic of study changes.

THR 490 Advanced Theatre Practice-Performance 1

Departmental auditions are open to all students, and credit is given to those who are cast.

Prerequisites: Written permission required.

Notes: May be repeated up to six (6) times for credit.

THR 491 Advanced Theatre Practice-Scenery 1

Open to non-Design and Technical Production students interested in participating in the scenery phase of production.

Prerequisites: One (1) s.h. of THR 191 and junior standing. or permission of the instructor;

Notes: May be repeated for credit.

THR 492 Advanced Theatre Practice-Costumes 1

Open to non-Design and Technical Production students interested in participating in the costuming phases of production.

Prerequisites: One (1) s.h. of THR 192 and junior standing. or permission of the instructor;

Notes: May be repeated for credit.

THR 493 Advanced Theatre Practice-Box Office and/or Publicity 1

Open to any student interested in participating in the box office and/ or publicity phase of production.

Prerequisites: One (1) s.h. of THR 191 or THR 192 and junior standing. or permission of the instructor;

Notes: May be repeated for credit.

THR 494 Advanced Theatre Practice-Production 1

Open to any student interested in participating in the technical phases of production.

Prerequisites: One (1) s.h. of THR 191 or THR 192 and junior standing. or permission of instructor;

Notes: May be repeated for credit.

THR 495 Advanced Theatre Practice-Lighting 1

Open to any student interested in participating in the lighting phase of production.

Prerequisites: One (1) s.h. of THR 191 and junior standing. or permission of instructor;

Notes: May be repeated for credit.

THR 496 Advanced Theatre Practice-Running Crew 1

Open to any student interested in participating in the running crew phase of production.

Prerequisites: One (1) s.h. of THR 191 or THR 192 and junior standing. or permission of instructor;

Notes: May be repeated for credit.

THR 497 Student Teaching in Theatre Arts 12

Capstone experience for theatre education majors: student teaching at elementary, middle, or high school levels; classroom management; discipline; lesson design and implementation; and assessment. Includes biweekly seminars.

Prerequisites: Grade of B- or better in THR 482. completion of all major and teacher licensure course work; and completion of 100 hours of pre-student teaching field experience in K–12 schools.

THR 498 Capstone Production Practicum 3

Capstone experience for a BFA DRAM major: Design and Technical Theatre concentration or Technical Production concentration student.

Prerequisites: THR 140 or THR 145. Junior standing and BFA DRAM major: Design and Technical Theatre concentration or Technical Production concentration; or permission of instructor.

THR 499 Advanced Theatre Practice-Capstone 1

Senior project focusing on student's personal interest in theatre.

Prerequisites: Four (4) s.h. of THR 490, THR 491, THR 492, THR 493, THR 494, THR 495, and/or THR 496 and senior standing. or permission of instructor;

Notes: May be repeated for credit.

THR 500 Theatre History I 3

Specific conditions under which the great plays of the world have been produced. Origins through the late French Renaissance up to the English Restoration.

Prerequisites: THR 201. Junior standing or higher.

THR 501 Theatre History II 3

Specific conditions under which the great plays of the world have been produced. The English Restoration and German Romanticism through Modern and Postmodern movements.

Prerequisites: THR 201. Junior standing or higher.

THR 502 Theatre History III 3

Specific conditions under which the great plays of the world have been produced. I: Origins to Renaissance; II: Early Modern to Realism; III: Modernism to Postmodernism.

THR 503 Period Styles in Performance Design I 3

Study of period style and how it is used in performance design. First semester: architecture, decor, and fashion from antiquity to Renaissance. Second semester: architecture, decor, and fashion from Renaissance to present.

Prerequisites: Admission to B.F.A./MFA design program. or permission of instructor.

THR 504 Period Styles in Performance Design II 3

Study of period style and how it is used in performance design. First semester: architecture, decor, and fashion from antiquity to Renaissance. Second semester: architecture, decor, and fashion from Renaissance to present.

Prerequisites: Pr. admission to B.F.A./MFA design program. or permission of instructor.

THR 505 American Theatre History 3

Development of Theatre in America from its beginnings to the present. Includes consideration of theatre artists and companies, audiences, performance spaces, production and business practices, plays, and playwrights.

Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission of instructor.

THR 506 Non-Western Theatre and/or Film 3

Dramatic literature, theatre, and/or film in India, China, Japan, and Africa. Subject varies with instructor.

GE Marker: GN

Notes: May be repeated for up to 6 s.h., depending on course content.

THR 510 Directing II 3

An intermediate directing course that involves the student in the theory and practice of contemporary plays.

Prerequisites: Two theatre courses and THR 201 and THR 410. or permission of instructor.

THR 515 Drama in Education 3

Research and literature of drama strategies and techniques for children, ages 5 through 14. Practice in leading groups of children in drama in educational settings.

Prerequisites: B.A., B.F.A., and M.F.A. Theatre Majors, or permission of the instructor.

THR 516 Puppetry 3

Scope and development of puppetry throughout the world. Practical experience in the design, making, and performing of puppets.

Prerequisites: B.A., B.F.A., and M.F.A. Theatre Majors, or permission of the instructor.

THR 517 Theatre in Education 3

Research and literature of theatre-in-education pedagogy and methodology. Practice in facilitating theatre in education in the community.

Prerequisites: B.A., B.F.A., and M.F.A. Theatre Majors, or permission of the instructor.

THR 532 Advanced Shakespeare Studio 3

Study and practice of Shakespearean acting styles. Performance emphasizing manners, movement, and vocal delivery of the Elizabethan period.

Prerequisites: THR 332. B.F.A. or M.F.A. Acting Majors Only.

THR 534 Acting for the Camera 2

An introductory examination and exploration of the technique of acting for the camera. Students will refine and adjust the way they work, but the core technique remains the same.

Prerequisites: MFA Actors, or permission of the instructor.

Notes: For advanced undergraduates and graduate students in Theatre.

THR 535 Advanced Acting for the Camera Studio 3

An advanced study of performance for the camera. Camera scene study will continue with added emphasis on clarity of intention and accuracy of repetition.

Prerequisites: THR 332 or THR 534. B.F.A./M.F.A. Actors Only.

THR 539 Professional Theatre Audition Techniques 3

Audition theory, techniques, and practice for theatre, television, and films.

Prerequisites: THR 332. B.F.A. and M.F.A. Actors only; or permission of instructor.

THR 540 Advanced Stagecrafts 3

Study of advanced scenic construction, property construction, and rigging techniques for the stage. Supervised laboratory work in wood, plastics, metal, and other materials.

Prerequisites: THR 140. or permission of instructor.

THR 541 Technical Direction 3

Theatrical technical direction with emphasis on organizational, managerial, and problem-solving duties and responsibilities. Lecture combined with practical projects.

Prerequisites: THR 140 and THR 444. junior, senior, or graduate standing; or permission of instructor.

THR 542 Scene Painting I 3

Tools, materials, and techniques of scene painting.

Prerequisites: THR 351 and admission to appropriate degree program. or permission of instructor.

THR 544 Advanced CAD for the Theatre 3

Continuation of Computer Aided Drafting for the Theatre concentrating on 3-D virtual modeling and visualization and its use in the theatre.

Prerequisites: THR 444 or permission of instructor.

THR 548 Stage Millinery and Accessories 3

Historical millinery and accessories in relation to stage adaptation; design and construction techniques.

THR 549 Historical Costume Pattern Drafting and Draping 3

Historical pattern-making techniques for stage costumes; theory and practice in costume construction.

THR 584 Theatre Management 3

Theatre organization and operation. Practical problems of financing, promoting, and staffing various theatre programs.

Prerequisites: B.A., B.F.A., and M.F.A. Theatre Majors, or permission of the instructor.

THR 587 Theatre Field Studies 1-3

Guided off-campus study in the Theatre disciplines. Travel required. Site and topic will vary from semester to semester.

Notes: May be repeated for up to four (4) semester hours.

THR 589 Experimental Course 3

This number reserved for experimental courses. Refer to the Course Schedule for current offerings.

THR 589B ExpCrs:Collaboration 3

Focus on the intricacies of the close collaboration of the creative forces of a theatre production, emphasizing the relationship between the director and the designer(s).

THR 595 Directing Practicum 1

Practice in directing the play; preparations of a 25-minute play or excerpt, and presentation in the Workshop Theatre.

Prerequisites: THR 410 and B.A., B.F.A., and M.F.A. Theatre Majors, or permission of the instructor.

Notes: May be repeated for a total of two semester hours.

THR 596 Applied Theatre II 1-4

Intensive experience in one or more areas of theatre production.

Prerequisites: THR 291. B.A., B.F.A., and M.F.A. Theatre Majors, or permission of the instructor.

THR 600 Introduction to Graduate Study 3

Development of research and writing skills, introduction to grant writing, and professional presentations. Consideration of issues in teaching.

Prerequisites: Admission to appropriate School of Theatre degree program or permission of instructor.

Notes: Required of MEd and MFA degree candidates.

THR 601 Drama Theory and Criticism 3

Major concepts representative of Aristotelian drama and the chief artistic and philosophical trends underlying much of contemporary or non-Aristotelian drama.

Prerequisites: Admission to appropriate School of Theatre degree program or permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated for a maximum of 3 hours credit.

THR 602 Seminar in Drama and Theatre History 3

Investigation of special topics in drama and theatre history. Topics vary each semester.

Prerequisites: Admission to appropriate School of Theatre degree program or permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated twice for credit when topic varies.

THR 603 Acting Seminar 3

Historical and theoretical perspectives related to acting. Topics vary each semester.

Prerequisites: Admission to appropriate School of Theatre degree program or permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours credit.

THR 610 Applied Play Directing 3

Guided study and practice in developing directorial approaches and techniques through scene work and the production of a complete play.

Prerequisites: Admission to appropriate School of Theatre degree program or permission of instructor.

THR 611 Advanced Play Directing 3

Problems of play directing emphasizing the use of modified proscenium, arena, thrust, and experimental forms of stages.

Prerequisites: Admission to appropriate School of Theatre degree program or permission of instructor.

THR 612 Directing Period Plays 3

Theories of directing and their application in the direction of period plays.

Prerequisites: THR 610 or THR 611 and admission to appropriate School of Theatre degree program or permission of instructor.

THR 613 Directing Seminar 3

Investigation in the art of directing. Topics vary each semester.

Prerequisites: THR 610 or THR 611 and admission to appropriate School of Theatre degree program or permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated for credit.

THR 614 Collaboration in Theatrical Production 3

An examination of the creative working relationship between the director and designers in theatre production. Students learn to effectively articulate, experiment with, synthesize, and integrate best practices in theatrical collaboration.

Prerequisites: Admission to appropriate School of Theatre graduate degree program or permission of instructor.

THR 615 Advanced Drama in Education 3

Current trends in advanced philosophies in drama in education and aesthetic education. Practical experience arranged with classes in local schools.

Prerequisites: THR 515 and admission to appropriate School of Theatre degree program or permission of instructor.

THR 617 Trends in Theatre for Young Audiences 3

Focus on analysis of nationally successful Theatre for Youth companies. Exploration of seasons, budgets, and outreach components of various companies.

Prerequisites: THR 517, THR 584, THR 615.

THR 620 Stage Dialects 3

Stage dialects most frequently used by the actor: Standard British, Cockney, Irish, Scots, French, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Brooklynese, American Southern.

Prerequisites: Admission to appropriate School of Theatre degree program or permission of instructor.

THR 621 Advanced Dynamics: Movement 2

Movement laboratory for the advanced actor.

Prerequisites: Admission to appropriate degree program: MFA in Drama, Acting Concentration.

Notes: May be repeated for a total of six credits.

THR 622 Advanced Dynamics: Voice 2

Voice and speech training to develop skills necessary for performance.

Prerequisites: Admission to MFA in Drama, Acting Concentration.

Notes: Three consecutive semesters to be repeated for a total of six credits.

THR 623 Advanced Physical Violence for the Stage 2

Advanced study and practice in the mechanics of stage violence. Designed for graduate actors, this course will focus on safe performance techniques for violence in period and contemporary texts.

Prerequisites: Admission to MFA in Drama, Acting Concentration.

THR 631 Studies in Acting 3

Special studies and practices in acting techniques. Emphasis on contemporary drama.

Prerequisites: Admission to appropriate School of Theatre degree program or permission of instructor.

THR 632 Contemporary Acting II 3

Contemporary ensemble acting techniques and their application to ensemble style and playing.

Prerequisites: Admission to appropriate School of Theatre degree program or permission of instructor.

THR 633 Period Acting II 3

Study and practice of acting styles from the periods of Classical Greek, Roman, Medieval, Restoration/Georgian, Victorian/Edwardian drama.

Prerequisites: Admission to appropriate School of Theatre degree program or permission of instructor.

THR 645 Advanced Theatre Graphics 3

Theatre graphics for performance design, drafting, perspective, figure drawing, and rendering.

THR 648 Portfolio Preparation for the Theatre and Academia 3

This course guides students in developing the materials and skills necessary to present their education and experience to employers in the most effective manner, including resumes, cover letters and portfolios.

THR 651 Scene Design Seminar 3

Topics in scene design. Topics may include conceptual development, drawing and rendering techniques, model building, and generation of computer graphics.

Prerequisites: Admission to MFA in Drama, Design Concentration.

Notes: This course may be repeated once for 3 credits when topic varies.

THR 655 Scene Design Styles 3

Topics in Scene Design Applications. Topics may include study of theatrical genres and variations in physical space and relationship to audiences.

Prerequisites: Admission to MFA in Drama, Design Concentration.

THR 656 Scene Design Application 3

Topics in Scene Design Applications. Topics may include design conceptualization and development, professional standards for drafting and elevations, rendering and models.

Prerequisites: THR 655 and admission to MFA in Drama, Design Concentration.

THR 660 Costume Design Seminar 3

Topics in costume design. Topics may include conceptual development, drawing and rendering techniques, and generation of computer graphics.

Prerequisites: Admission to MFA in Drama, Design Concentration.

Notes: This course may be repeated once for 3 credits when topic varies.

THR 665 Costume Design Styles 3

Topics in Costume Design Styles. Topics may include varying dramatic genres, studies of costume style presentation appropriate for performance trends.

Prerequisites: Admission to MFA in Drama, Design Concentration.

THR 666 Costume Design Application 3

Topics in Costume Design Applications. Topics may include design conceptualization and development, as well as professional standards for illustrating action figures, specific fabrics, and developing costume production charts.

Prerequisites: THR 665 and admission to the MFA in Drama, Design Concentration.

THR 671 Lighting Design Seminar 3

Topics in lighting design. Topics may include technology of moving fixtures, techniques of image and effect projection, and techniques of lighting for film.

Prerequisites: Admission to MFA in Drama, Design Concentration or permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated once when topic varies for a total of 6 credit hours.

THR 675 Lighting Design Styles 3

Advanced problems of lighting design for theatrical productions in performance. Studies can include studio design exploration in the different genres of plays, musicals, and opera.

Prerequisites: Admission to MFA in Drama, Design Concentration or permission of instructor.

THR 676 Lighting Design Application 3

Creative topics in lighting design emphasizing collaborative approaches to produced work for public performance.

Prerequisites: THR 675 and admission to MFA in Drama, Design Concentration or permission of instructor.

THR 680 Seminar in Playwriting 3

Theory and practice of writing plays for stage production.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Notes: May be repeated once for credit.

THR 685 Seminar in Scenography 3

Scenographic theory and practice for performance design.

THR 690 Graduate Practicum in Theatre 2

Guided practice under rigorous artistic standards in carrying out major responsibilities in UNCG Theatre or Theatre for Youth major productions.

Prerequisites: Admission to appropriate School of Theatre degree program and permission of instructor.

THR 691 Graduate Practicum in Costume Design 2

Guided practice under rigorous artistic standards in carrying out major costume design responsibilities in the School of Theatre's production season or other faculty approved venues.

Prerequisites: Admission to appropriate School of Theatre degree program.

THR 692 Graduate Practicum in Lighting Design 2

Guided practice under rigorous artistic standards in carrying out major lighting design responsibilities in the School of Theatre's production season or other faculty approved venues.

Prerequisites: Admission to appropriate School of Theatre degree program.

THR 693 Graduate Practicum in Scene Design 2

Guided practice under rigorous artistic standards in carrying out major scene design responsibilities in the School of Theatre's production season or other faculty approved venues.

Prerequisites: Admission to appropriate School of Theatre degree program.

THR 695 Independent Study 1-3

Prerequisite: Admission to appropriate School of Theatre degree program or permission of instructor, major advisor and School Director.

THR 696 Advanced Experimentation 3

Preparation for the evaluation of experiences in the creative processes of theatre, broadcasting, or film. Analysis, documentation, and critical evaluation of the specific experience.

Prerequisites: Admission to appropriate School of Theatre degree program or permission of instructor.

THR 698 Graduate Internship 3

Field experience in local production companies, post-production houses, television stations or professional theatre companies. Academic supervision provided by faculty and directed activity in the field provided by site supervisor.

Prerequisites: Second or third year standing in the graduate program.

THR 699 Master Production in Theatre 3

Research, development, and execution in acting, directing, or design of a major theatrical production.

Prerequisites: Admission to appropriate School of Theatre degree program or permission of instructor.

THR 803 Research Extension 1-3

Research Extension.