2022 Performance Play and Design Summer Courses


    Foundations of Play (5 Credits)

  • ARGT 80I [Online/Remote]

    Session 2

    Understanding the foundations of play through reading influential texts; in-class lectures and activities; designing and playtesting games; and the ethnographies of players in the physical world.

    General Education Code: PE-H

    Proposed Instructor: TBA


  • Introduction to Game Art Production (5 Credits)

  • ARGT 91 [Online/Remote]

    Session 2

    Project-centered studio-lecture hybrid course that introduces the process of world-building and interaction design from the standpoint of the art director. Each project addresses a milestone in the art direction development pipeline, and demonstrates corresponding entry-level technical and conceptual skills and strategies. Utilizing this split methodology, the big-picture game development process is presented in tandem with related fundamental digital art and design skills at an achievable scale for an introductory course.

    General Education Code: PR-C

    Proposed Instructor: Kristen Gillette


  • Game Design Experience (5 Credits)

  • ARTG 120 [Online/Remote]

    Session 1

    Teaches the concrete skills associated with making a digital game, from start to finish. Activities include establishing a team, concepting, storyboarding, prototyping, producing, and testing a game for release. Students are organized into groups and work together to create and produce a playable game.

    Prerequisite(s): ARTG 80G or ARTG 80H or ARTG 80I; and CMPM 80K; and FILM 80V; and CSE 30 or CSE 15 and CSE 15L or CMPM 35. Concurrent enrollment in CMPM 120 is required. Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors.

    General Education Code:PR-E

    Proposed Instructor: TBA


  • ARTG 143

  • ARTG 143 [Remote/Online]

    Session 2

    Cross Listed Course THEA 143

    Proposed Instructor: micha cárdenas


  • Introduction to Theater Design and Technology (5 credits)

  • THEA 10 [Online Remote]

    Session 2

    Addresses imagination and creativity. Using the framework of theater production, students explore the process of translating a script into a performance. Topics include visual literacy, creative problem solving, establishing effective working teams, tear sheets, storyboarding, drawing, sound and color theory. This course is a prerequisite for all upper-division design courses.

    General Education Code: IM

    Proposed Instructor: David Cuthbert


  • Drawing (5 credits)

  • THEA 14 [In Person]

    Session 1

    A fundamental course in drawing from still life, the figure, and in the landscape. The approach is from the tonal and volumetric aspects of the object. Color is introduced as the course progresses. Instruction fashioned to the individual needs of the student. The inexperienced are welcomed as well as the experienced.

    General Education Code: PR-C

    Proposed Instructor: Kate Edmunds


  • Introductory Studies in Acting (5 credits)

  • THEA 20-01 [Online/Remote]

    Session 1

    Introduction to basic acting skills and the problems of performance. Concentrates on expanding a range of expression and ability to respond to and analyze dramatic text. Designed for students with little or no experience in acting.

    General Education Code: IM

    Proposed Instructor: Dor Atkinson


  • Introductory Studies in Acting (5 credits)

  • THEA 20-02 [In Person]

    Session 2

    Introduction to basic acting skills and the problems of performance. Concentrates on expanding a range of expression and ability to respond to and analyze dramatic text. Designed for students with little or no experience in acting.

    General Education Code: IM

    Proposed Instructor: Greg Fritsch


  • Introduction to Dance Theory and Technique (5 credits)

  • THEA 30 [In Person]

    Session 2

    Intensive instruction in developing the dancer's mind/body, with introduction to movement theory and practice.

    General Education Code: PR-C

    Proposed Instructor: Ted Warburton


  • The Birth of the Modern: Drama and Performance After the Renaissance (5 Credits)

  • THEA 61C [In Person]

    Session 1

    Examines dramatic and theatrical works that sprang into being in the wake of the European Renaissance. Follows the ways modern artists have dramatized their questions, struggles, beliefs, and despair in the face of world wars, cultural fragmentation, unprecedented prosperity, and new technologies.

    General Education Code: TA

    Proposed Instructor: Michael Chemers


  • Global Seminar: Camping - Dance, Choreography, and Performance in Paris

  • THEA 131X [In Person]

    Led by: Gerald Casel (he/they), Provost of Porter College
    Location(s): Paris, France
    Subject(s): Movement Arts, Dance, Choreography

    Camping in Paris provides an international platform where artists from around the world come together to attend classes, talks, film screenings, and live performances at the Centre National de la Danse

    Apply through Global Learning


  • From Hamlet to Hamilton: Performing Rhythm and Rhyme in the Twenty-first Century (5 Credits)

  • THEA 145R [In Person]

    Session 1

    This acting studio is an introduction to the skills needed in the performance of rhythmic and rhyming texts. Explores the similarities and differences in the use of rhythm and rhyme between Shakespeare and the contemporary playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda. No acting experience or audition is needed to enroll. Cross Listed Course PRTR 145

    General Education Code PR-C

    Proposed Instructor: Greg Fritsch


  • Playwriting (5 Credits)

  • THEA 157 [In Person]

    Session 1

    Students are given the opportunity to write their own scripts and refine them as the result of class discussion and scenework with actors. Work is on specific problems involving such elements as the structuring of a plot or the development of character.

    Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

    Proposed Instructor: Kirsten Brandt