Courses

  • CFA TH 469: Technical Production 5
    Prereq: CFA TH 370; Large scale project planning and drafting using abstract objects and producing them as scenery both on paper and in the shop. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 470: Tech Production 6
    Prereq: CFA DR661 or CFA TH469 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. Spring semester. 3 credits.
  • CFA TH 475: Costume Design 5
    Prereq: CFA TH 376; Advanced theoretical and practical design training; project work weighted toward individual student's needs and realistic preparation for a career in costume design. Readings and projects incorporate multiple theatre genres, ballet, dance and opera depending on individuals in the class. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 476: Costume Design 6
    Prereq: CFA TH 475; A continuation of CFA TH 475. Advanced theoretical and practical design training; project work weighted toward individual student's needs and realistic preparation for a career in costume design. Readings and projects incorporate multiple theatre genres, ballet, dance and opera depending on individuals in the class. 3.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 479: Costume Production 5
    Prereq: CFA TH 380; Continues the study of flat patterning and draping through individual projects. Silhouette, line, and proportion become essential elements in the development of complete muslin reproductions. The study of the form and function of period underpinnings is stressed. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 480: Costume Production 6
    Prereq: CFA TH 479; Continues the study of flat patterning and draping through individual projects. Silhouette, line, and proportion become essential elements in the development of complete muslin reproductions. The study of the form and function of period underpinnings is stressed. 3.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 483: Lighting Design 5
    Prereq: CFA TH 384; An in-depth look at the functions and qualities of light and how to apply them in complex ways within the lighting design for stage. Focus will be placed on your continuing development as a theatre artist and on expanding your knowledge of lighting design. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 484: Lighting Design 6
    Prereq: CFA TH 483. An in-depth look at the functions and qualities of light and how to apply them in complex ways within the lighting design for stage. Focus will be placed on your continuing development as a theatre artist and on expanding your knowledge of lighting design. 3.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 485: Choreography and Design: Experiments in Light and Movement
    Prereq: Instructor Consent; A course intended for lighting designers, actors, directors and dancers to develop theatrical work integrating light and movement. The goal of the course is to provide a workshop environment that fosters the development of new forms of theatrical expression involving light and movement. Weekly assignments involve light sources, movement and light, conventions involving space, time, flow and hue; improvisations; and experimentation with theatrical ideas, character development and storytelling involving light and movement. Rehearsal times on Sundays and Monday evenings expected outside of regular class times. 2.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 494: SM: prepping to Freelance
    Prereq: CFA TH194 or consent on instructor. Meets periodically as a group in the spring semester. Discussion of freelancing, job searching, networking, and how to support a professional career. Examination of theatres and job possibilities as well as the continuation of personal communication and team leadership styles. Individual research projects based on students' areas of interest in the professional market. Spring semester. 1 credit.
  • CFA TH 497: Production
    Prereq: CFA TH 398; Each semester that a senior Design & Production BFA candidate is in residence at SOT, he/she is required to enroll in an appropriate section of Production. Meets late afternoons, evenings and/or weekends. Specific design and shop work in the mounting of student or professional productions. Does not include off-crew design work. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 498: Production
    Prereq: CFA TH 398; Each semester that a senior Design & Production BFA candidate is in residence at SOT, he/she is required to enroll in an appropriate section of Production. Meets late afternoons, evenings and/or weekends. Specific design and shop work in the mounting of student or professional productions. Does not include off-crew design work. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 501: Directed Study: Dramatic Literature
    Prereq: Instructor Consent with approval from advisor and SOT Director; Special faculty directed study in dramatic literature. A statement thoroughly describing the project must be approved by the instructor, advisor and SOT Director prior to registration. May be repeated for credit. Variable credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 502: Directed Study: Dramatic Literature
    Prereq: Instructor Consent with approval from advisor and SOT Director; Special faculty directed study in dramatic literature. A statement thoroughly describing the project must be approved by the instructor, advisor and SOT Director prior to registration. May be repeated for credit. Variable credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 505: Drama Criticism 1
    Prereq: CFA TH 101, CFA TH 102, CFA TH 201, and CFA TH 202 or consent of instructor; Workshop in critical discussion and writing. The course offers readings in theory, practice, and history of criticism from Plato to Zola. Emphasis on problems of judgment, acute observation, and methods of analysis. 2.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 506: Drama Criticism 2
    Prereq: CFA TH 505 or consent of instructor; An investigation of the literary theories and dramatic criticism of the twentieth century. The course is designed as an extension of the work of Dramatic Criticism 1, which is a prerequisite. 2.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 508: Contemporary British Theatre
    Provides students with access to contemporary British theater and the critical tools to understand and enjoy theater from the perspectives of the playbooks and the productions themselves. This course surveys and offers explanation of the major developments that have taken place in British theater since 1956. Coursework focuses on students' theater visits, which occur once every week and include both mainstream and fringe theater productions. The plays are discussed prior to attendance, and students are expected to provide a critique of the works they have seen. 4.0 credits. Course offered through Boston University London Internship Program.
  • CFA TH 511: Directed Study: Voice and Speech
    Prereq: Instructor Consent with approval from advisor and SOT Director; Special faculty directed study in voice and speech. A statement thoroughly describing the project must be approved by the instructor, advisor and SOT Director prior to registration. May be repeated for credit. Variable credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 512: Directed Study: Voice & Speech
    Prereq: Instructor Consent with approval from advisor and SOT Director; Special faculty directed study in voice and speech. A statement thoroughly describing the project must be approved by the instructor, advisor and SOT Director prior to registration. May be repeated for credit. Variable credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 515: Directed Study: Singing
    Prereq: Instructor Consent with approval from advisor and SOT Director; Special faculty directed study in singing. A statement thoroughly describing the project must be approved by the instructor, advisor and SOT Director prior to registration. May be repeated for credit. Variable credits. Fall semester.