Courses

  • CFA TH 337: Alexander Technique 3: Shakespeare
    Prereq: CFA TH 238; Focus on Alexander Technique and Shakespeare, including: organic iambic pentameter movement, dynamics of status, intensity with less tension, and responding to inner and outer environment consciously. 1.0 credit. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 341: Undergraduate Directing Colloquium 1
    Prereq: CFA TH 240; Development of an approach to conceiving a theatre production and forum for young directors to discuss and share the challenges/discoveries of their process. Definition of people, situations, ideas, action and flow inherent in script interpretation. Identification of form and structure from the director's point of view. Fundamental considerations in physical staging. Experience in lab events and scenes. Requires simultaneous enrollment in CFA TH 327 for culminating work on The Director's Project. 2.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 347: Rehearsal & Performance 2
    Rehearsal/Performance & Production assignment work for participation in the School of Theatre Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 productions. Faculty assignment is based on faculty advising on a given production, all students should first register for the "X1-Staff" section at 1.0 credit per quarter of casting. After the student has been cast, they will be re-sectioned to the appropriate faculty advisor in charge of grading for that project. Course for SOT population only. Variable credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 355: History of Period Styles
    Prereq: None; Survey covering the history of and significant cultural expression through interior decoration and furniture in major civilizations. Work involves research projects with emphasis on historic fabrics and construction. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 356: History of Period Styles 2
    Prereq: None; A continuation of CFA TH 355. Survey covering the history of and significant cultural expression through interior decoration and furniture in major civilizations. Work involves research projects with emphasis on historic fabrics and construction. 3.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 357: History of Tailoring 1
    Prereq: CFA TH 280 or consent of instructor; This is a comprehensive course of historical classic nineteenth and twentieth century tailoring techniques, terminology and fabrics. 3.0 credits. Fall semester. Course offered only in even numbered AY.
  • CFA TH 358: Hist of Tailr 2
  • CFA TH 361: Drafting 3
    Prereq: CFA TH 163 & CFA TH 164 or consent of instructor; Studio work in advanced hand drafting techniques. Exercises include completing of drafting package including orthographic projections, true size & shape, section drawings, properties drawings, mechanical perspective drawing, package layout and design. 1.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 362: Drafting 4
    Prereq: CFA TH 361 or consent of instructor; A continuation of CFA TH 362. Studio work in advanced hand drafting techniques. Exercises include completing of drafting package including orthographic projections, true size & shape, section drawings, properties drawings, mechanical perspective drawing, package layout and design. 1.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 363: Scene Design 3
    Prereq: CFA TH 264 or consent of instructor; Intermediate design solutions with an emphasis on conceptual approach; work in a variety of theatre spaces. Students work in collaboration with costume and lighting designers and directors. Readings and projects incorporate all theatre genres, ballet, dance, opera, television, and film. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 364: Scene Design 4
    Prereq: CFA TH363 or consent of instructor; Continuation of intermediate design solutions with an emphasis on conceptual approach; work in a variety of theatre spaces. Students work in collaboration with costume and lighting designers and directors. Readings and projects incorporate all theatre genres, ballet, dance, opera, television, and film. 3.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 365: Scene Painting 3
    Prereq: CFA TH 266 or consent of instructor; Studio class. Painting specific architectural detail; projects include stain glass, perspective and trompe l'oeil techniques; special finishes for furniture and constructed projects. 2.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 366: Scene Painting 4
    Prereq: CFA TH 365 or consent of instructor. Studio class. Continuation in painting specific architectural detail; projects include stain glass, perspective and trompe l'oeil techniques; special finishes for furniture and constructed projects. 2.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 369: Technical Production 3
    Prereq: CFA TH 270 or CFA TH 670 or consent of instructor; Large scale project planning and drafting, using abstract objects and producing them as scenery both on paper and in the shop. The class also addresses problem solving for scenery on raked stages and complete design for a modular full-stage rake that can be struck, stored and installed easily. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 370: Technical Production 4
    Prereq: CFA TH 369 or consent of instructor; A continuation of CFA TH 369. Large scale project planning and drafting, using abstract objects and producing them as scenery both on paper and in the shop. The class also addresses problem solving for scenery on raked stages and complete design for a modular full-stage rake that can be struck, stored and installed easily. 3.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 375: Costume Design 3
    Prereq: CFA TH 276; For the intermediate design student. Geared toward practical application of design theory. Continued development of script analysis, style, research techniques and rendering skills. Exercises examine the principles of design as applied to historical costume. Readings and projects incorporate all theatre genres, ballet, dance and opera depending on individuals in the class. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 376: Costume Design 4
    Prereq: CFA TH375; Continuation of CFA TH 375. For the intermediate design student. Geared toward practical application of design theory. Continued development of script analysis, style, research techniques and rendering skills. Exercises examine the principles of design as applied to historical costume. Readings and projects incorporate all theatre genres, ballet, dance and opera depending on individuals in the class. 3.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 377: Costume Rendering 1
    Prereq: Advisor Recommendation or Instructor Consent; Advanced work in figure drawing; specific rendering techniques or costume design. May be repeated for credit. 1.0 credit. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 378: Costume Rendering 2
    Prereq: Advisor Recommendation or Instructor Consent; Advanced work in figure drawing; specific rendering techniques or costume design. May be repeated for credit. 1.0 credit. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 380: Costume Production 4
    Prereq: CFA TH 379; A continuation of CFA TH 379. In this course the student will construct a three-piece men's suit of the nineteenth or twentieth century. It is a comprehensive course employing classic tailoring techniques, terminology and fabrics. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.