Theater Arts Summer Courses


    Drawing for the Theater

  • THEA 14

    Session 1

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    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. Students are billed a materials fee. (General Education Code(s): PR-C, A.)


  • Introductory Studies in Acting

  • THEA 20

    Session 1

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    Introduction to basic acting skills and the problems of performance. Concentrates on expanding the students' range of expression and ability to respond to and analyze dramatic text. Students with little or no experience are encouraged to attend. (General Education Code(s): IM, IH, A.) 


  • Introductory Studies in Acting

  • THEA 20

    Session 2

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    Introduction to basic acting skills and the problems of performance. Concentrates on expanding the students' range of expression and ability to respond to and analyze dramatic text. Students with little or no experience are encouraged to attend. (General Education Code(s): IM, IH, A.) 

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  • The Dance Experience (2 credits)

  • THEA 31C

    Session 1

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    Introduction to contemporary dance theory and practice. Focus on basic dance technique, range of styles, and aesthetic points of view of historically significant contemporary dance choreographers in America and worldwide. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly Dance Studio I.) May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): PR-C, A.)


  • The Birth of the Modern: Drama and Performance After the Renaissance

  • THEA 61C

    Session 1

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    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 that changed the concrete experience of life itself. (General Education Code(s): TA, IH, A.) 


  • Playwriting

  • THEA 157

    Session 2

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for all students.

    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.

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