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269. Drawing and Rendering for the Theatre
Studio study of rendering techniques and drawing skills useful to theatrical artists. The course
combines instruction in traditional and hand methods with Adobe Photoshop and other digital
platforms. Prerequisite: THE 107 or 108. Alternate years. (Fine Arts)

270-279. Topics in Theatre History and Drama
Introductory studies in analysis, critical theory, and dramaturgical skills. See Topics Courses.

(Humanities)

280/380. Internship: See Additional Academic Programs, All-College Independent Study
Courses 280/380.

281. Dance Workshop
Improvisation, technique, choreography, and historical perspective for beginning dance
students. Offered subject to availability of faculty. May be repeated for credit. (Fine Arts)

290/390. Individual Project: See Additional Academic Programs, All-College Independent
Study Courses 290/390.

303. Scenic Design
Exploration of the role of the scenic designer in the design and production process. Emphasis on
creating an environment for the play based on analysis of the script and utilizing elements of
design - line, form, balance, composition, color, etc. Through project work, students explore the
uses, problems and practical considerations of proscenium, thrust, and arena configurations.
Building upon the principles learned in THE 107 and 266, students are expected to have an
understanding of basic construction techniques and drafting. Prerequisites: THE 107. Alternate

years (alternates with THE 304). (Fine Arts)

304. Lighting Design
Exploration of the role of the lighting designer in the design and production process. Emphasis
on employing a lighting inventory to develop mood, achieve focus, and provide visibility for
theatrical productions, based on analysis of the script and the visual approach to the play.
Project work focuses on the challenges and differences in designing lighting for the proscenium,
thrust, and arena stages. Building upon the principles learned in THE 107 and 266, students are
expected to have an understanding of basic lighting equipment and drafting. Prerequisites: THE

107. Alternate years (alternates with THE 303). (Fine Arts)

305. Costume Design
Exploration of the role of the costume designer in the design and production process. Building
upon skills learned in THE 108 and through script and character analysis, students begin to
develop the visual design of clothing for a play using line, color, silhouette, texture, etc. Project
work focuses on developing research and rendering skills, as well as budgeting and allocation of
costume technology assets. Prerequisites: THE 108 and sophomore standing. Alternate years
(alternates with THE 267). (Fine Arts)

310. Acting Studio
A studio course that explores certain topics in performance, methodology, scene study, and
acting approaches for the advanced theatre student. Such areas of study may include: solo
performance, approaches to characterization, acting methodologies, mask work, and the
creation of monologue, music, and story-telling repertoires. The course will cover one topic each

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