Theatre

  • CFA TH 287: Sound Design 1
    Prereq: CFA TH 162 & CFA TH 190, or consent of instructor; An overview of theatrical sound design, focusing on the process of creating a design. The emphasis is on sound cue creation, establishing mood, emotion and environment with sound, and critical listening. Covers the basics of the tools and technology used to implement a professional sound design. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 288: Sound Design 2
    Prereq: CFA TH 287; A continuation of CFA TH 287; An overview of theatrical sound design, focusing on the process of creating a design. The emphasis is on sound cue creation, establishing mood, emotion and environment with sound, and critical listening. Covers the basics of the tools and technology used to implement a professional sound design. 3.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 289: Production Audio 1
    Prereq: CFA TH 162 & CFA TH 190, or consent of instructor; Audio systems, video systems and intercom systems will be examined from input to output in terms of signal flow and interconnection practices and how they are used. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 290: Production Audio 2
    Prereq: CFA TH 289; A continuation of CFA TH 289. Audio systems, video systems and intercom systems will be examined from input to output in terms of signal flow and interconnection practices and how they are used. 3.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 293: Stage Management Skills Lab
    Prereq: CFA TH 194 or consent of instructor; Addresses common forms of stage management paperwork, computer skills, problem solving, union rules, familiarity with various theaters and forms of theater and beginnings of team management. 0.5 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 297: Production
    Prereq: CFA TH 198; Each semester that a sophomore 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 298: Production
    Prereq: CFA TH 297; Each semester that a sophomore 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 303: Playwriting 1
    Prereq: CFA TH 203, CFA TH 204, CFA TH 227, CFA TH 228 or consent of instructor; Run like an intensive development workshop, this class offers students an introduction to the practice of playwriting through the exploration of dramatic texts and writing exercises. Students will develop writing processes conducive to accessing an authentic voice, rendering interesting characters, and building character relationships. Students should also develop a refined awareness of their artistic power to shape and control a theatrical reality. Students interested in developing original plays for thesis productions are encouraged to register. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 311: Voice & Speech 3: Classical Voice
    Prereq: CFA TH 212; An exploration of a variety of approaches to Shakespeare's text, with an attempt to unify form and content. Developing and strengthening the voice and exploring the anatomy of language. Vowels and consonants, words and images, phrasing, and the intelligent orchestration of these components into overall meaning. The figures of speech, iamic pentameter, rhythm, line endings, verse and prose. 2.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 317: Mt Perf Skls 3
  • CFA TH 320: Advanced Acting & Performance
    Prereq: CFA TH 220 or instructor permission; This course is designed to offer a more advanced and rigorous training sequence for students who have completed both "Acting & Performance 1" and "Acting & Performance 2." The course will include improvisation and scene study to enhance the student's experience of character, onstage relationship, place and event. Scenes from selected plays will provide the material for application of acting rehearsal technique. 4.0 credits.
  • CFA TH 321: Acting 3: Shakespeare
    Acting 3: Shakespeare
  • CFA TH 323: Advanced Physical Approach to Acting
    Prereq: CFA TH 222 or CFA TH 223; A further examination of a physical approach to acting building upon the work of the previous semesters. Independently motivated investigation of principles in action will be encouraged. The opportunity for each actor to deepen his/her work through continued exploration of psycho-physical connections will arise. Rigorous physical training, object exploration, vocal proposal experimentation, creation and execution of physical action scores. Application to text and character work and the making of a montage in collaboration with fellow actors. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 327: Theatre Ensemble 3: Acting/Directing Lab
    Prereq: CFA TH 128 and either CFA TH 227 or CFA TH 228 or instructor permission; In this acting/directing workshop, a series of scene assignments and short plays provide students with multiple opportunities to exercise and enhance their rehearsal and performance skills. The course emphasizes diagnosing and addressing rehearsal challenges. The workshop culminates in 'The Director's Project,' an evening of ten-minute plays acted and directed (and, when feasible, written) by students. Those wishing to direct must be concurrently registered in CFA TH 341. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 331: Movement 3: Armed Combat
    Prereq: CFA TH 232 or consent of instructor; Use of rapier, dagger, broadsword, and quarterstaff in theatrical scenes. 2.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • 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.