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Lower Division Courses

R1A-R1B.  Performance: Writing and Research. (4;4)   Three hours of lecture/discussion per week. Prerequisites: UC Entry Level Writing Requirement or UC Analytical Writing Placement Exam. R1A or its equivalent is prerequisite to R1B. Formerly Dramatic Art R1A. Reading and composition in connection with the study of dramatic literature. R1A satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition requirement, and R1B satisfies the second half. (F,SP)

5.  Public Speaking and Presentation Skills. (4)   Six hours of studio per week. Students will learn to present themselves and material clearly, confidently, and persuasively, using age-old arts of oral communication. They will learn techniques for overcoming stage fright, developing clear enunciation, finding and using their natural, unaffected vocal register, varying tone and intonation to hold audience interest, controlling pacing, moving with assurance and purpose, using appropriate gestures, and eye contact as well as exploring methods to change behaviors that bar effective communication and structure speeches to maximize persuasiveness. (F,SP)

10.  Introduction to Acting. (3)   Six hours of studio sessions per week plus preparation and rehearsals to be arranged. Prerequisites: Audition required. Formerly Dramatic Art 10. This is a theory and performance course that provides an overview of the actor's creative process. Basic acting techniques are presented in conjunction with exercises, improvisation, and text work, designed to enhance concentration, imagination, vocal resonance, clarity of speech, self confidence, and communication skills. (F,SP) Staff

11.  Scene Study and Characterization. (3)   Six hours of studio per week. Prerequisites: Audition required. Formerly Dramatic Art 11. In this course the emphasis of the students' studies shifts from the development of basic skills to the development of skills necessary to the character actor. Students develop characterizations which lie outside their personal experience by performing characters who are not close to themselves in age or background. Students continue to employ the basic acting and vocal techniques introduced in 10. (F,SP) Staff

24.  Freshman Seminar. (1)   Course may be repeated for credit as topic varies. One hour of seminar per week. Section 1 to be graded on a letter-grade basis. Section 2 to be graded on a passed/not passed basis. Formerly Dramatic Art 24. The Berkeley Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small-seminar setting. Berkeley Seminars are offered in all campus departments, and topics vary from department to department and semester to semester. (F,SP)

25AC.  The Drama of American Cultures: An Introduction to Our Theater. (4)   Three hours of lecture per week. Formerly Dramatic Art 25AC. This course provides an introduction to theater through the study of values and issues fundamental to cultural identity, the comparison of selected cultural groups and their relationship to American society as a whole, and the study of drama as an instrument for understanding and expressing cultural identity. Theater of specific cultural groups to be included will be determined by the availability of live theater productions offered on campus and in the Bay Area. This course satisfies the American cultures requirement. (F,SP)

26.  Introduction to Performance Studies. (4)   Three hours of lecture per week. Formerly Dramatic Art 26. This course introduces the critical terms and practices of the contemporary study of performance. Several key terms and important genres of artistic and social performance will be engaged; the course will draw critical and disciplinary methods from anthropology and ethnography, from the theory of dance and theater, from literary and cultural theory. Critical and theoretical concepts will be used to analyze a wide range of live and recorded performances, as well as performance texts. (F,SP) Staff

39.  Freshman/Sophomore Seminar. (1.5-2)   Course may be repeated for credit as topic varies. One and one-half to three hours of seminar per week. The course instructor will decide the grading option when the class is scheduled. Prerequisites: Priority given to freshmen and sophomores. Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester. (F,SP)

40.  Introduction to Modern Dance Technique. (2)   Course may be repeated for credit. Six hours of studio per week. Prerequisites: Interested students must attend a placement class on the first day of class. Introduction to modern dance from a Western concert dance perspective. Study of foundational concepts of movement such as: principles of alignment, locomotion, dance terminology, and musicality. (F,SP)

52AC.  Dance in American Cultures. (4)   Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Dance as a meaning-making expressive form. Develop the tools necessary for looking at dance, analyzing it, writing about it, and understanding its place in larger social, cultural, political structures. We will look at a variety of U.S. American dance genres, understanding them through their historical and cultural contexts, to explore how issues of race, gender, sexuality and class affect the practice and the reception of different dance forms, and how dance might help shape representations of these identities. Ethnic groups that the course studies include African, Asian, and European Americans, indigenous peoples of the U.S., and Chicanos/Latinos. Accessible to students with no dance experience. Not a studio-based class. This course satisfies the American cultures requirement. (F,SP) The Staff

60.  Introduction to Technical Theater and Production. (3-4)   Three hours of lecture per week. Formerly Dramatic Art 60. A practical introduction to the terminology, theories, approaches, and techniques of technical theater and production. The course will cover theatrical terminology, stage equipment and architecture, production personnel and processes, and design departments, including scenery, properties, costumes, lighting, sound, and video. The course has a laboratory component. Based on student preference and availability, assignments for work on departmental productions will be made to one of two types of lab: department shops on a regular weekly schedule throughout the semester, or as run crew for a production fulfilling all required hours during a three week period including evening and weekend calls. (F,SP)

66.  Special Topics: Theater Arts. (1-4)   Course may be repeated for credit. One to three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Topics vary from semester to semester and have included The Power of Music and Poetry in the Theater; Modern Drama and Theater, 1940 to the Present; Theaters, Tricksters, and Cultural Exchange; Art as Social Action; and The Invisible World (Process Seminar). (F,SP) Staff

84.  Sophomore Seminar. (1,2)   Course may be repeated for credit as topic varies. One hour of seminar per week per unit for fifteen weeks. One and one half hours of seminar per week per unit for 10 weeks. Two hours of seminar per week per unit for eight weeks. Three hours of seminar per week per unit for five weeks. Sections 1-2 to be graded on a passed/not passed basis. Sections 3-4 to be graded on a letter-grade basis. Prerequisites: At discretion of instructor. Sophomore seminars are small interactive courses offered by faculty members in departments all across the campus. Sophomore seminars offer opportunity for close, regular intellectual contact between faculty members and students in the crucial second year. The topics vary from department to department and semester to semester. Enrollment limited to 15 sophomores. (F,SP)

98.  Directed Group Study. (.5-5)   Course may be repeated for credit. Enrollment is restricted; see the Introduction to Courses and Curricula section of this catalog. One-half to five hours of directed group study per week. Must be taken on a passed/not passed basis. Formerly Dramatic Art 98. Group study of a topic not included in the regular department curriculum. Topics may be initiated by students. (F,SP)

99.  Independent Study. (1-5)   Course may be repeated for credit. Enrollment is restricted; see the Introduction to Courses and Curricula section of this catalog. Hours to be arranged. Must be taken on a passed/not passed basis. Prerequisites: Open to sophomore students with an overall grade point average of 3.3. Formerly Dramatic Art 99. Study of a topic not included in the regular department curriculum. (F,SP)

Upper Division Courses

C107.  Plays of Ibsen. (4)   Three hours of lecture/discussion per week. Formerly Dramatic Art C107. Reading and discussion of Ibsen's major plays. Readings and discussion in English. Also listed as Scandinavian C107. (F,SP) Sandberg

C108.  Strindberg. (4)   Three hours of lecture per week. Formerly Dramatic Art C108. Reading and discussion of Strindberg's major works; emphasis on his dramas and their significance. Readings and discussion in English. Also listed as Scandinavian C108. (F,SP) Staff

110A-110B.  Intermediate Acting. (3;3)   Course may be repeated for credit. Six hours of studio per week. Prerequisites: Audition, one year of undergraduate work in acting, or consent of instructor. (F,SP)

111.  Advanced Acting. (3)   Course may be repeated for credit. Six hours of sessions per week plus preparation and rehearsal time. Prerequisites: Audition, two years of undergraduate work in acting or consent of instructor. (F,SP)

112.  Speech and Vocal Communication Skills. (3)   Five hours of lecture per week for four weeks. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Students must attend the first class for interview and admission into the course. The objective of this course is to foster the finest sound of spoken English through work on basic vocal relaxation techniques, breath, resonance, articulation, and projection practice. The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA-narrow transcription) is used for purity and clarity of speech sounds. Also work on pitch, rate, quality, and inflection through a variety of material. (F,SP)

114.  Performance Workshop. (3)   Course may be repeated for credit. Six hours of session per week. Prerequisites: Two years of undergraduate work in acting or dance or consent of instructor. Workshop involving advanced actors, dancers, and spoken-word performers in collaborative development of new performance; topics include cross-disciplinary arts, solo performance, language, and movement. (F,SP) Staff

115.  Advanced Acting: Company Class. (3)   Six hours of sessions per week plus preparation and rehearsals. Prerequisites: 110A-110B or 111 or consent of instructor. Formerly Dramatic Art 115. Intensive group study, rehearsal, and performance of a play or selected dramatic pieces. (F,SP) Staff

119.  Performance Theory. (4)   Course may be repeated for credit as topic varies. Three hours of lecture per week. Formerly Dramatic Art 119. An examination of a theoretical topic or perspective on performance, with specific attention to the interface between theoretical endeavor and dramatic, nondramatic, and nontheatrical modes of performance; may involve visiting artists. Topics vary from semester to semester. (F,SP) Staff

121.  Performance and Culture. (4)   Course may be repeated for credit as topic varies. Three hours of lecture per week. Formerly Dramatic Art 121. An examination of performance as an aspect of cultural production, ranging from everyday-life enactment to more formal or aesthetic activities associated with "artistic" production; may involve visiting artists. Specific attention to the methods of ethnography, cultural studies, and intercultural performance analysis. Topics vary from semester to semester. (F,SP) Staff

122.  African Theater and Performance. (4)   Three hours of lecture per week. African performance includes a wide range of vibrant forms: from scripted drama, theatre, dance, and music to oral traditions, storytelling, masquerading, and ritual. Using source materials that are neither "traditional" nor "modern," "African" nor "European," but a complex amalgamation of influences, African performances defy these limited but nevertheless tenacious dichotomies. In the performing arts, one sees the resilience and tenacity of African cultural forms as respositories of memory, sites of intercultural negotiation, and potent forums for political resistance. (F,SP) Cole

125.  Performance and History. (4)   Course may be repeated for credit as topic varies. Three hours of lecture per week. Formerly Dramatic Art 125. An examination of the historical conditions of performance, either given in a historical period or comparatively, with specific attention to the relationship between methods of historical studies and performance; may involve visiting artists. Topics vary from semester to semester. (F,SP) Staff

126.  Performance Literatures. (4)   Course may be repeated for credit as topic varies. Three hours of lecture per week. Formerly Dramatic Art 126. An examination of the formal, ideological, and cultural dynamics of drama, with specific attention to the relationship between methods of literary studies and performance; may involve visiting artists. Topics vary from semester to semester. (F,SP) Staff

C131B.  Contemporary African American Drama. (4)   Four hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: African American Studies C151A or consent of instructor recommended. Survey of contemporary plays by African American writers and the portrayal of the black experience in American theatre. Emphasis on predominant themes, structural tendencies, socio-historical context. Also listed as African American Studies C151B. (SP)

139A.  Fundamentals of Playwriting. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: To be considered for the course, submit a sample of creative writing (up to five pages) to the instructor by August 15 for Fall or Dec 15 for Spring (mailbox located in 101 Dwinelle Annex). Include your name, year, major, phone number, and email address. A practical course for beginning playwrights. Through lecture, exercises, in class readings and group discussion, the class will explore the practical craft elements of playwriting along with the function of personal voice in one's work. Students will write one short and one longer form play during the semester. (F,SP)

139B.  Playwriting. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: To be considered for the course, submit a sample of creative writing (up to five pages) to the instructor by August 15 for Fall or Dec 15 for Spring (mailbox located in 101 Dwinelle Annex). Include your name, year, major, phone number, and email address. This course will focus on the writing of a full-length theatrical work. A more critical analysis of the playwriting process with particular emphasis on how a playwright's aesthetic and intellectual point of view inform the work. Instructor approval is a requirement for the course. (F,SP)

141.  Intermediate Modern Dance Technique. (2)   Course may be repeated for credit. Six hours of studio per week. Prerequisites: Interested students must attend audition on first day of class. Development of body articulation and control utilizing modern dance concepts of time, space, and dynamics. (F,SP)

142.  Advanced Modern Dance Technique. (2)   Course may be repeated for credit. Six hours of studio per week. Prerequisites: Interested students must attend audition on the first day of class. Refinement of movement techniques as well as qualitative analysis and demonstration of movement with regard to rhythm, dynamics, and style. (F,SP)

143.  Practicum for Advanced Modern Dancers. (2)   Course may be repeated for credit. Seven and one-half hours of studio per week. Prerequisites: Interested students must attend audition on the first day of class. Practical application of previously studied theory and techniques of modern dance with an emphasis on development of individual movement style. (F,SP)

144.  Sources of Movement. (3)   Four and one-half hours of lecture/studio per week. Prerequisites: 40A-40B, or consent of instructor. Formerly Dramatic Art 144. Beginning application of dance technique as a means of communication in the theatre. Use of basic technical fundamentals as a means of extending natural movement in rhythm, energy, and space with emphasis on style and qualitative analysis. (SP)

145.  Music Resources for Performance. (3)   Three hours of lecture/studio per week. Prerequisites: 144 or consent of instructor. Formerly Dramatic Art 145. This course is an introduction to the sonic poetry of gesture. Studying historical Eurocentric precedents and current trends in theatrical/dance music, we will examine the work of composers for early royal theater like Rameau; move to the program of music of composers like Tchaikovsky; look at pre-electronic composers like Varese, Berio, and Stockhausen; shift into the avant-garde with Cage; and study contemporary composers like Anderson. Discussions will be based on lectures and readings. An important aspect of this course is the practical experience and analysis of sonic experimentation in performance. (F)

146A.  Choreography: Solo and Duet Forms. (1-3)   Course may be repeated for credit. Five hours of studio per week. Prerequisites: 114 or 144, prior or concurrently. Analysis of theories of form and structure and their practical application in relation to content. (F,SP)

146B.  Choreography: Group Forms. (1-3)   Course may be repeated for credit. Five hours of studio per week. Prerequisites: 114 or 144, prior or concurrently. Analysis of theories of form and structure and their practical application in relation to content. (F,SP)

147A.  Beginning Ballet Technique. (2)   Course may be repeated for credit. Four hours of studio per week. Prerequisites: Interested students must attend audition on first day of class. This course is designed for contemporary/modern dancers interested in learning ballet vocabulary, technique, and alignment principles in order to support their contemporary/modern training. The course is intended to be taken in conjunction with one of the modern/contemporary dance technique courses offered by TDPS (40, 141, or 142). Beginning level. Audition first day of class. (F,SP)

147B.  Intermediate Ballet Technique. (2)   Course may be repeated for credit. Four hours of studio per week. Prerequisites: Interested students must attend audition on first day of class. This course is designed for contemporary/modern dancers interested in expanding their ballet vocabulary, improving ballet technique, and learning new approaches to taking ballet class. The course is intended to be taken in conjunction with one of the modern/contemporary dance technique courses offered by TDPS (40, 141, or 142) and requires that students have intermediate (or above) proficiency with ballet technique. Audition first day of class. (F,SP)

151A.  Theater History. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Formerly Dramatic Art 151A. A chronological survey of world theater to 1800, this course begins with an investigation of "performance behavior"--the human impulse to organize complex games, rituals, and other display activities. It explores the mythological and historical origins of theater in various cultures as well as the derivation of the first dramatic scripts. A heavy emphasis is placed on the analysis of the "promptbooks" and visual sources of early European and Asian theaters for a practical understanding of their scenic and acting styles. (F,SP)

151B.  Theater History. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Formerly Dramatic Art 151B. A chronological survey of Western theater from 1800 to the present, this course begins with the dismantling of Neoclassical thought in the European theater and the rise of avant-garde and popular forms. Rapidly changing social conditions, cultural tastes, and technological advances in the 19th and 20th centuries are studied in tandem with the development of theatrical productions and movements, playmaking, and acting styles. (F,SP)

153B.  Changing Forms in 20th-Century Dance. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Formerly Dramatic Art 153B. A chronological study of a large selection of works by 20th-century ballet, modern, and postmodern choreographers. We emphasize how dance reflects and affects political climate, social values, religious beliefs, and cultural constructions of gender by examining a variety of dance themes, movement vocabularies, and styles. (SP) Johnson

162.  Fundamentals of Stage Directing. (3)   Four hours of lecture/discussion per week plus preparation and rehearsals to be arranged. Prerequisites: 10 or 120; Junior standing and consent of instructor. Formerly Dramatic Art 162. Beginning study of principles of stage composition, blocking, and analysis of dramatic texts for the director.

163.  Stage Directing. (3)   Four hours of lecture/discussion per week. Prerequisites: 162 or consent of instructor. Formerly Dramatic Art 163. Study of principles and practice of stage directing. (F,SP) Staff

166.  Special Topics: Theater Arts. (1-4)   Course may be repeated for credit. Number of units will vary depending on specific course format and requirements. One hour of lecture or three hours of laboratory per week per unit. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Formerly Dramatic Art 166. Topics vary from semester to semester and have included The Power of Music and Poetry in the Theater; Modern Drama and Theater, 1940 to the Present; Theaters, Tricksters, and Cultural Exchange; Art as Social Action; and The Invisible World (Process Seminar). (F,SP) Staff

167.  Technical Theater: Performance Practice. (1-3)   Course may be repeated in another field at the beginning level. Three hours of laboratory per unit per week. Hours to be arranged. Prerequisites: 60 or consent of instructor. Participation in technical theater practice associated with department theater and dance productions to include technical run crew for live performance in one of: lighting, sound, video, properties, costumes, make-up, scenery, deck, and rail. (F,SP) Mattson

168.  Technical Theater: Shop Practice. (1-3)   Course may be repeated in another field at the beginning level. Three hours of laboratory per unit per week. Hours to be arranged. Prerequisites: 60, or consent of instructor. Participation in technical theater practice associated with department theater and dance productions to include workshop activities (fabrication, treatment, and installation) in one or more of: costumes, hair, make-up, scenery, properties, lighting, video, and sound for live performance. (F,SP) Mattson

169.  Advanced Technical Theater Practice. (1-3)   Course may be repeated in another field or to fulfill additional advanced opportunities in the same design field. Three hours of laboratory per unit per week. Hours to be arranged. Prerequisites: 60, 167, 168, 176, and 179 or consent of instructor. Participation in advanced technical theater practice associated with department theater and dance productions to include lead, head, or coordinator position with technical run crew for live performance in one of: lighting, sound, video, properties, costumes, make-up, scenery, deck, rail, or advanced application of workshop activities (fabrication, treatment, and installation) in one or more of: costumes, hair, make-up, scenery, properties, lighting, video, and sound for live performance. Intended for a student who has completed introductory level application of theater practice and is training in advanced techniques and applications and/or assuming additional responsibilities in relation to production. (F,SP) Mattson

170.  Theatre Laboratory. (1-3)   Course may be repeated for credit. Hours to be arranged. Must be taken on a passed/not passed basis. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Formerly Dramatic Art 170. Non-performing participation in the University Theatre to include: Stage managements; crew assistance in lighting, sound, properties, costumes, make-up, backstage; technical assistance in scene or costume shop. (F,SP)

171.  Theatre Performance. (1-3)   Course may be repeated for credit. Three hours of studio per week per unit. Must be taken on a passed/not passed basis. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Formerly Dramatic Art 171. Practice in acting and/or dance in Dramatic Art productions. (F,SP)

172.  Advanced Production Study. (2-6)   Course may be repeated for credit. Three hours of lecture and three to nine hours of laboratory per week. Formerly Dramatic Art 172. Study of production techniques and procedures related to production management, stage management, and theater administration. (F,SP) Mattson

173A-173B.  Scenography: Scenic Design for the Theatre. (3;3)   Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: 173A is the prerequisite to 173B. (F,SP)

174A-174B.  Scenography: Costume Design for the Theatre. (3;3)   Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. (F,SP)

175A-175B.  Scenography: Lighting Design for the Theatre. (4;4)   Three hours of lecture per week and laboratory to be arranged. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor; restricted enrollment of 18. Formerly Dramatic Art 175A. An introduction to theatrical lighting, including practical application through Dramatic Art productions. (F,SP)

176.  Applied Theatrical Design. (1-4)   Course may be repeated for credit. Three hours of studio per week per unit. Prerequisites: One semester of theatrical design (173, 174, 175) or equivalent and at least 75 production hours of experience. Formerly Dramatic Art 176. Students of set, costume, and lighting design are provided experience, structure, and support in the practical application of design to the stage in departmental productions. Interaction and team approach of the designers will be promoted from the earliest stages of conceptualization through the opening night and the run of the production(s). (F,SP) Staff

177.  Sound Design and Media Theater. (4)   Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. In this course, undergraduate students will learn to construct sound cues and soundtracks for theater performances and videos using industry standard software, and will learn fundamental principles of incorporating video and sound into stage productions. Students will be exposed to the writings and works of prominent sound theorists, designers, and engineers and multimedia performance artists. The most successful students may be invited to participate in UC Berkeley theater productions as sound designers. (F,SP) De Kosnik

178.  Video Production for Performance. (3)   Six hours of lecture per week. Video Production for Performance is a workshop class in which students will explore a broad range of video applications to performance. Through a series of exercise video shoots students learn the fundamentals of video production, including basic optics, camera angles and movement, sound recording, and editing. With an additional emphasis on concept and planning, students prepare for and execute a sustained video project a detailed documentation of a staged performance, the development of a video component for a production, a documentary study of aspects of performance, or the generation of a freestanding video program. There is a lab fee of $60 for use of equipment and editing lab. (F,SP)

179.  Supervised Theatrical Design. (1-4)   Course may be repeated for credit. Three hours of studio per week per unit. Prerequisites: 173A or 173B, 174A or 174B, 175A or 175B, or consent of instructor. Formerly Dramatic Art 179. Students are trained in the working methods of set or costume design; supervised preparation and implementation of designs in the department's production season, from initial discussions through opening night. (F,SP) Staff

180.  Theatrical Realization of Dance. (1-3)   Course may be repeated for credit. Three hours of studio per week per unit. Prerequisites: Audition or consent of instructor. Formerly Dramatic Art 180. This course relates choreography to theatrical presentation. Laboratory hours are spent in attendance at rehearsal, coaching sessions, and the performance of the dance concert. The course is taught by faculty choreographing the major dance production in the departmental season. (F,SP) Staff

181.  Theatrical Realization of Dramatic Texts. (1-4)   Course may be repeated for credit. Three hours of studio per week per unit. Prerequisites: Audition or consent of instructor. Formerly Dramatic Art 181. This course relates dramatic texts or choreography to theatrical presentation. The lectures are based on the analysis of the work being presented. Laboratory hours are spent in attendance at rehearsal, coaching sessions, and the performance of the play or concert. The course will be taught by faculty involved in the major productions. (F,SP) Staff

C183A.  Performance: An African American Perspective. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: African American Studies 1A or consent of instructor recommended. Introduction to the Research-to Performance Method, African American aesthetics and dramatic performance techniques. Course will survey wide range of writings on performance and investigate applications through exercises and improvisations. Students will also assist in information gathering for works in progress. Also listed as African American Studies C143A.

C183B.  Research-to-Performance Laboratory. (3)   Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: African American Studies 143A or consent of instructor recommended. Development of scholarly material for theatrical presentation and enhancement of dramatic performance techniques through discussions, improvisations and readings of work conceived by the class and/or writers in other African American Studies courses. All source material will be based on the research of scholars in the field of African American Studies. Also listed as African American Studies C143B.

C183C.  Black Theatre Workshop. (3)   Course may be repeated for credit. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: African American Studies C143A or consent of instructor recommended. Study and production of a play by an African American writer. The play will be studied within its social and historical context. Students will be introduced to the various aspects of theatre production. Also listed as African American Studies C143C.

H195A.  Honors Course. (4)   Hours to be arranged. Prerequisites: Honors status in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies. Theater production projects also require 60 and 162; dance production projects also require 60 and 146B. Formerly Dramatic Art H195A. Independent study and conferences with faculty sponsor leading to preparation of a major research paper on a single aspect of theater, dance, or performance studies. May include a performance component. (F,SP)

H195B.  Honors Course. (4)   Hours to be arranged. Prerequisites: Honors status in the Department of Dramatic Art; successful completion of H195A and consent of production chair if performance is involved. Formerly Dramatic Art H195B. Development of subject studied in H195A, either as a bachelor's thesis or a laboratory project in acting, directing, playwriting, design, or dance. (F,SP)

196.  University Theatre Workshop. (4)   Course may be repeated for credit. Twelve hours of studio per week. Prerequisites: Department approval; theater projects also require 60 and 162; dance projects also require 60 and 146B. Formerly Dramatic Art 196. Individual directorial projects for advanced undergraduates. Research, tryout, callbacks, and rehearsals which result in performing for the public will average 20 hours per week. (F,SP) Staff

197.  Field Studies in Technical Theatre. (1-4)   Course may be repeated for credit. Enrollment is restricted; see the Introduction to Courses and Curricula section of this catalog. Hours to be arranged. Must be taken on a passed/not passed basis. Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor. Formerly Dramatic Art 197. Supervised experience, in connection with theatrical production in field of: scenic construction; costume construction and conservation; theatrical lighting; stage management; publicity; theatre management; production management.

198.  Directed Group Study for Undergraduates. (.5-5)   Course may be repeated for credit. Enrollment is restricted; see the Introduction to Courses and Curricula section of this catalog. One-half to five hours of directed group study per week. Must be taken on a passed/not passed basis. Formerly Dramatic Art 198. Supervised group study of special topics, subject to approval by the chair. (F,SP)

199.  Supervised Independent Study and Research. (1-3)   Course may be repeated for credit. Enrollment is restricted; see the Introduction to Courses and Curricula section of this catalog. Individual study. Must be taken on a passed/not passed basis. Prerequisites: Eight or more units in the Department of Dramatic Art, with an average grade of B. Restricted to honor students. Formerly Dramatic Art 199. Reading and conference with an instructor in an area not corresponding with any regular course. (F,SP)

Graduate Courses

200A.  Introductory Colloquium on Interdisciplinary Research in Performance. (2)   Two hours of colloquium per week. This course is designed to introduce graduate students to the research resources of the University, to the methodologies and research interests of the faculty affiliated with the Ph.D. program, to the demands of a professional academic career, and to trends and developments in theater, dance, and performance studies. (F)

200B.  Research Colloquium. (2)   Course may be repeated for credit. Two hours of colloquium per week. This course is designed to provide an opportunity for graduate students to work with one another to advance their individual research projects and present their ongoing work. (SP)

201.  Performance Theory. (4)   Course may be repeated for credit as topic varies. Three hours of seminar per week. Formerly Dramatic Art 201. This core seminar for graduate students focuses on key issues in the theory of performance, with an emphasis on contemporary theoretical inquiry. Topics can include issues of representation and identity, presence, community, social efficacy, space, corporeality, audience, and transnational flows. (F,SP) Staff

202.  Methodologies in Performance Studies. (4)   Course may be repeated for credit as topic varies. Three hours of seminar per week. Formerly Dramatic Art 202. The study of different approaches and contemporary methodologies for analyzing performances of various kinds within their cultural and historical context. Specific methodologies can include archival research, field methods, etc. The specific focus in any one course is contingent upon the focus of the instructor. (F,SP) Staff

203.  Performance Practicum: Lab Run. (2-4)   Course may be repeated for credit. One and one-half to three hours of seminar per week. Formerly Dramatic Art 203. This course is constructed around the making of performance, culminating in Lab Run, an event created, directed, and/or performed by graduate students. Lab Run will receive public performances near the end of the semester. The course is also conceived as a forum for exploring the relationship between live performance and the critical discourses of performance studies. (F,SP) Staff

266.  Special Topics: Theater Arts. (1-4)   Course may be repeated for credit. Number of units will vary depending on specific course format and requirements. One hour of lecture or three hours of laboratory per week per unit. Formerly Dramatic Art 266. Topics vary from semester to semester and have included The Power of Music and Poetry in the Theater; Modern Drama and Theater, 1940 to the Present; Theaters, Tricksters, and Cultural Exchange; Art as Social Action; and The Invisible World (Process Seminar). (F,SP) Staff

277.  Special Studies in Directing. (1-4)   Course may be repeated for credit. Three hours of studio per week per unit. Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy for the Ph.D. and consent of instructor. Formerly Dramatic Art 277. Advanced practice in play direction. (F,SP)

294.  Directed Research. (1-12)   A maximum of 12 units may be divided among several instructors during a semester. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Dramatic Art and consent of instructor. Formerly Dramatic Art 294. Meetings to be arranged, either individually or as a group to explore fields not covered in courses listed elsewhere in Dramatic Art's offerings. May be taken by students engaged in writing dissertations. (F,SP)

299.  Special Study. (1-4)   Course may be repeated for credit. One unit of credit for every three hours of independent study. Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Formerly Dramatic Art 299. May be taken when preparing prospectus, graduate portfolio, and/or oral presentation before qualifying oral examination. May not be substituted for available seminars. (F,SP) Staff

602.  Individual Study for Doctoral Students. (1-12)   Course may be repeated for credit. Course does not satisfy unit or residence requirements for doctoral degree. Hours to be arranged. Must be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Formerly Dramatic Art 602. Individual study in consultation with the major field adviser, intended to provide an opportunity for qualified students to prepare themselves for the various examinations required of candidates for the Ph.D. (F,SP)

Professional Courses

300.  Professional Preparation: Supervised Teaching in Dramatic Art. (2-4)   Course may be repeated for credit. Hours to be arranged. Must be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites: Graduate standing, appointment as a teaching assistant or associate, or consent of instructor. Formerly Dramatic Art 300. Discussion, problem review and development, course development, supervised practice of teaching. (F,SP)

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