ACTING FOR NON-MAJORS (3 credits)
FAM 1001-001 — 21718 (Monday/Wednesday, 1-2:20 p.m.)
FAM 1001-002 — 21719 (Monday/Wednesday, 6-7:20 p.m.)
FAM 1001-003 — 21720, (Monday/Wednesday, 4-5:20 p.m.)
FAM 1001-004 — 21721 (TBA)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, FA Fine Arts
An introductory course in the craft of acting designed for university students interested in theatre performance. Students will work on unscripted material in group improvisations and scripted material in the presentation of monologues or scenes. Basic actor vocabulary common to all styles of performance will be taught.
DISNEY’S ANIMATED MUSICALS (3 credits)
FAM 2090-001 — 22812 (Tuesday/Thursday, 12:30-1:50 p.m.; Tuesday, 2-4 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts
This course explores the genre of the animate film musical with a special emphasis on its presumed originator; the Walt Disney Studios. We will consider the unique expressive properties of this form, examining the ways in which both song and the animated medium distort, rearrange and reflect the world for its audiences. As we trace the genre's history and evolution from the earliest experiments with sound technology to the latest multi-billion-dollar franchises, we will simultaneously track shifting trends in popular song and film This history will run alongside discussions of Disney's complex and often problematic roles as a purveyor of American and global entertainment.
HAMILTON: A MUSICAL THEATRE REVOLUTION (3 credits)
FAM 2075-001 — 22514 (Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-10:50 a.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: DC Diversity and Culture, FA Fine Arts, CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration, SR Social Responsibility
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton has been credited as revolutionary and a game changer in the history of the American musical since its off-Broadway opening in 2015. This course explores the revolutionary aspect of this musical, covering song and plot conventions of musical theater as they appear in musicals from the 1920s to the present and investigating how Miranda employs, challenges and transforms them in Hamilton. We will also consider Hamilton among other "history musicals," its relationship with popular music (especially hip-hop and socio-political issues of race and ethnicity derived from Miranda's choice to offer a multi-racial cast to represent the Founding Fathers. We will thus contextualize Hamilton in musical theater history and investigate what aspects of the musical are conventional and which ones are original.
INTRODUCTION TO ARTS ADMINISTRATION FOR NON-MAJORS (4 credits)
This is a combined section class with undergraduate and graduate students
(Monday/Wednesday, 9:05.-10:45 a.m.)
AADM 5160-001 — 20227 (undergraduate)
AADM 6060-001 —20228 (graduate)
This course offers an introduction to the theory and practice of American not-for-profit arts administration/management. The course opens with an introduction to the not-for-profit profit sector. The not-for-profit arts sector is then examined in this context. The second section of the course consists of an overview of the principles and practice of not-for-profit arts administration/management. The topics of mission, governance and leadership, human resources, strategic and financial management and the development of revenue resources to support mission are covered. Through readings, lectures and class discussions, students will apply those principles to the case study of an actual organization and, time permitting, will model the creation of an organizational plan outline for a small not-for-profit performing arts organization. Prerequisite Definition: To take this course you must be enrolled in the following program 16BAC.
INTRODUCTION TO STAGE LIGHTING AND SOUND (3 credits)
THPR 1020C-001 — 19511 (Tuesday/Thursday, 9:30-10:50 a.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, FA Fine Arts
In this course, the student will learn hands on skills with lighting and sound equipment, while discovering the ways in which modern technology can be effectively applied as a key production element in drama, musical theatre, opera and dance. Through experiences both practical and theoretical, each student will gain operational skills and recognize the importance of teamwork and collaboration in creating art and discovering a personal aesthetic.
STAGE LIGHTING LAB AND CREW FOR NON-MAJORS (1-2 credits)
THPR 1018C-001 — 21611 (Friday, 10:10-11:05 a.m.)
Breath of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts, CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking
Practical production undergraduate crew work in the execution of stage lighting designs for major opera, musical theatre, dance and dramatic productions. Each student will practice their understanding in accomplishing the execution of a realized lighting design project(s). Non-typical work session hours required (evening and weekends) for installation and running crews for productions. May be repeated for credit.
THEATRE HISTORY FOR NON-MAJORS (3 credits)
DRPF 2054-001 — 13353 (Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 11:15 a.m.-12:10 p.m.)
DRPF 2054-002 — 13354 (Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 2:30-3:25 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CT Critical Thinking, FA Fine Arts, HP Historical Perspectives
History of Theatre is a chronological look at the rise of Western theatre from ancient times to the Renaissance. The course examines how theatre emerges, its dramatic structure, styles of acting, various visual elements and different production techniques. The course also explores how theatre artisans built upon the experiences of one another, introduces key figures from theatre history and shows how theatre continues to influence us today.