College of Fine Arts

Acting & Performance 1

CFA TH 120

Focuses on awareness of the human body as an expressive instrument. The approach to acting begins with preparation exercises that connect the actor's body and mind and then introduces tools for creating character and playing the action of dramatic scenes. Through exercises and improvisations, students increase awareness, strengthen the ability to speak and listen, and practice recognizing and experiencing moment-to-moment acting. The course develops the actor's imagination and creativity towards truthful, authentic, expressive, spontaneous "serious" play as well as practical aspects of acting with a scene partner, and as the member of an acting ensemble. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 1 (May 19-June 25)

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)


Methods of Scenery Construction

CFA TH 170

Teaches how to safely use tools and the shop to build theatrical scenery. Takes an in-depth look into common practices and the reasons behind them. Provides students with this knowledge while they work on individual projects to hone their skills on each tool. 2 cr. Tuition: $1240

Summer 1 (May 18-June 22)


Beginning Directing

CFA TH 240

A consideration and introduction of the basic tasks of play direction from script selection through opening night, emphasizing script analysis and interpretation and their projection into staging as well as the process of working with a creative design team and an ensemble cast. 2 cr. Tuition: $1240

Summer 1 (May 19-June 25)


Scene Painting Intensive

CFA TH 267

Studio class intensive. Exercises in scene painting ranging from fundamentals to advanced techniques including layout, transferring, and executing scenic painting projects. Summer Term Only. Material costs are extra. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 1 (May 21-June 25)

Summer 2 (July 2-August 6)


Millinery 1

CFA TH 481

Millinery crafts are learned through various projects on different styles of design. Skills might include: straw, buckram, wire, paper and felt. Students are responsible for purchase of materials and tools (list provided). 1 cr. Tuition: $620

Summer 2 (July 1-August 5)


Topics in Contemporary Dramatic Literature

CFA TH 500

Topic for Summer 2015: Pulitzer Prize Winning Plays. The new century has brought to prominence a large and diverse array of American dramatists. Explore award-winning plays: what do they reveal about each other, and about us? 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 2 (June 29-August 6)