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Department of Broadcasting/Cinema and Theatre
200 Taylor Building

Admission to Closed Courses
PBU Students
Drama Major (BA)
Drama Minor
Media Studies Major (BA)
Media Studies Minor
Radio Minor
Drama Major (BFA)
Acting Concentration
Design and Technical Theatre Concentration
Theatre Education Concentration
Technical Theatre Minor
BCT Courses

Robert C. Hansen, Professor and Head of Department
 
Professors Behm, Cook, Jellicorse; Associate Professors Bell, Edwards, Fragola, Frierson, Wren; Assistant Professors Barr, Boyd, Gulley, McMullen, Paludan, Wolf; Lecturers Donaldson, Howieson, Linder, Shackelford

The Broadcasting/Cinema and Theatre Department offers a full range of liberal arts and professional degree programs that prepare undergraduate students for a variety of career opportunities in radio, television, film and theatre. The Department offers the following undergraduate degree programs:

  • BA in Drama
  • BA in Media Studies
  • BA in Theatre Arts (Teacher Licensure- admission to program suspended 1997-98)
  • BFA in Drama, with concentrations in Acting, Design and Technical Theatre, and Theatre Education (Teacher Licensure)

The degrees, which are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, provide students with a vital mix of course work that combines both theory and practice and allows for the development of skills and talents in radio, television, and film production and performance; acting, directing, design, technical theatre, theatre for youth, and theatre education.

The Department also offers four minors: Media Studies, Radio, Drama, and Technical Theatre. Each minor requires completion of 18 hours of courses. The minors are broadly designed and include a variety of course selections and should be of interest to students with general interests in these areas who are majoring in complimentary fields such as Communication, English, Art and Dance.

The Department's rich and varied curriculum is matched by an extensive co-curricular program that includes opportunities to participate in radio, film, and video production as well as local media internships; and the extensive Theatre production program which includes UNCG Theatre, Studio Theatre, Workshop Theatre, UNCG Summer Theatre, and the North Carolina Theatre for Young People. Participation in Department sponsored plays and musicals is open to majors and non-majors alike. Each fall the Department coordinates and hosts the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC), K-12 Division Play Contest. The Department also presents the Carolina Film and Video Festival each spring which is a competitive showcase for both student and professional films and videos from across the nation.

The Department utilizes office, classroom, laboratory, studio, and performance space in the Taylor, Carmichael, McIver, Aycock, and Curry buildings on campus. The Department's faculty is composed of talented artists and scholars with excellent reputations as teachers. Students are encouraged to collaborate with faculty on creative and research projects during their course of study.

Admission to the Department's degree programs is competitive. The requirements stated below are minimum requirements, and marginal compliance with them does not automatically imply admission.

 

Admission to Closed Courses

  • Due to enrollment pressures and limitations on space in certain impacted courses, the Department adheres to the following policy governing enrollment in its courses:
  1. Students may be dropped from impacted courses even though they may have successfully completed the registration process. This process will conform to the priority system established below.
  2. Students not attending the first day of class may be dropped from the course.
  • Priority for inclusion in a course will be based on the following criteria, in any order deemed appropriate:
  1. Successful completion of all prerequisite coursework
  2. Graduate student
  3. Total number of semester hours earned toward graduation, not including hours currently being attempted
  4. Overall GPA
  • Only those students who attempted preregistration will be considered for late placement in closed courses.

 

Post-Baccalaureate Unclassified Students

Post-Baccalaureate unclassified students are restricted from taking any 500-level class without the permission of the Department Head and course instructor. Only officially admitted MFA and MEd students can register for 600-level courses.

 

Drama Major (Bachelor of Arts)

Required: 122 semester hours.

The BA in Drama provides a broadly based approach for students who wish to emphasize theatre as an undergraduate major. A strong core of courses in stagecraft, acting, directing, playscript analysis, and theatre history is supplemented by additional work in performance, technical theatre, and other theatre studies. BA Drama Majors have plentiful opportunities to develop analytical, communication, and presentational skills highly valued in university graduates.

BA drama students are required to complete one production assignment each semester during the freshman year and a total of six more during the sophomore, junior, and senior years. BCT 150/450 credit is granted for these assignments (see below).

The BA in Drama major may also include a program for certification in theatre arts as described below.

All Theatre majors are expected to read and abide by the policies published in the Theatre Program student handbooks, available by mail or in Taylor Building, Room 202.

 

College of Arts and Sciences Liberal Education Requirements (CLER)
(54-55 hours)

All students must meet the All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER). The College of Arts and Sciences, however, has established liberal education requirements for its programs which, while including those of AULER, contain additional requirements in several categories. Therefore, students following this program should adhere to the College requirements. Please note that students who satisfy the College Liberal Education Requirements (CLER) will also satisfy the All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER). See College requirements and courses meeting AULER/CLER requirements.

Major Requirements

  1. BCT 122, 123, 201, 251, 541, 580W, 581W, 582W with 4 semester hours of 150 and 4 semester hours of 450 over four years. Junior transfer students must complete a minimum of two semester hours of each, and senior transfer students must complete a minimum of two semester hours of 450.
  2. One performance course selected from BCT 113, 252, 252T, 524, 542, 599, DCE 349
  3. One Technical Theatre course selected from BCT 365, 375, 376
  4. One course selected from BCT 221, 301, 565, 579, 586, 596, 597, 598
  5. Nine semester hours from categories 2 and/or 3 and/or 4 and/or BCT 200, 253, 366, 522, 533

Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 122 semester hours required for degree.

 

Teacher Licensure Requirements for Theatre Arts Program

(See Teacher Education Programs for full explanation.)

Please note: admission to this program is suspended effective 1997-98. Students will be advised into the BFA in Drama, Theatre Education concentration.

Students in the Theatre Arts licensure concentration must have and maintain a 2.7 GPA for all work attempted for admission to teacher education and for acceptance into student teaching. Only grades of "C" or better count toward the major.

Requirements

  1. BCT 113, *121, 122, 123, four semester hours of 150: 1 sh each in scenery, lights, costumes/makeup, management, 251, 252T, 301, 320, 328, 454, 541, 542, 580W, 581W, 582W, and 596; *CST 105; CSC 101 or LIS 120
  2. *HEA 201
  3. *PSY 121
  4. CUI 390, 450, 465F, 470; ELC 381
  5. At least four pre-student teaching experiences and evidence of teaching readiness are required. BCT 454, CUI 390 and BCT 596 include one pre-student teaching experience each. The fourth experience must be designed by the student with the student's advisor. These are based upon evaluations done by the Department.

(* These requirements may be selected to satisfy College of Arts and Sciences and AULER liberal education requirements.)

Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 126-128 semester hours required for degree.

 

Drama Minor

Required: 18 semester hours

All Drama minors are required to take BCT 201 (3 hours). In addition, at least 15 hours must be taken from the following courses (three courses should be selected at the 200-level or above): BCT 113, 122, 123, 221, 251, 252, 301, 450, 541, 580, 581, 582, 586, 598.

 

Media Studies Major (Bachelor of Arts)

Required: 122 semester hours

The Media Studies major provides instruction in the context of principles and practices of broadcasting and film. It is a liberal arts program which provides a sound conceptual and theoretical framework upon which to develop selected skills. Upon completion of a basic core, students select additional courses in the area of their interests.

Typical courses of study which may be selected could provide an emphasis in television production, film production, broadcast journalism, broadcast performance, media management, screenwriting, or general studies in media communication.

College of Arts and Sciences Liberal Education Requirements (CLER)
(54-55 hours)

All students must meet the All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER). The College of Arts and Sciences, however, has established liberal education requirements for its programs which, while including those of AULER, contain additional requirements in several categories. Therefore, students following this program should adhere to the College requirements. Please note that students who satisfy the College Liberal Education Requirements (CLER) will also satisfy the All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER). See College requirements and courses meeting AULER/CLER requirements.

Criterion for Progression in the Major

Only grades of "C" or better taken in Media Studies courses will count toward completion of a major.

Major Requirements

Minimum 36 hours in Media Studies (all levels).

  1. Required: BCT 171, 172, 203, 291, 310, 507
  2. Two courses from among BCT 202, 302, 303, 391, 403, 503, 516
  3. One course from among BCT 380, 515, 517, 518, 521
  4. Three courses or nine hours from BCT 140, 141, 202, 210, 300, 302, 303, 305, 306, 311, 312, 313, 333, 380, 390, 391, 392, 393, 399, 403, 405, 408, 410, 411, 440, 441, 501, 503, 508, 509, 510, 512, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 521, 540, 585, 588 (courses used in b. and c. above may not be used to satisfy this requirement as well)

Admission Procedures for the Media Studies Major

  1. Admission to the University does not mean automatic admission to the Media Studies Major. Students must make formal application.
  2. Application is made at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters or Summer session. Applicants obtain admission request forms from the Broadcasting/Cinema office in the Carmichael Building.
  3. The deadline for filing completed forms is Reading Day of the spring semester only. Applications received after Reading Day will not be processed until the next semester. The foundation courses (ENG 101, BCT 171, 172) must be completed prior to or during the semester at the end of which application will be made.
  4. Since admission to the Media Studies Major requires a probationary year at UNCG, transfer students will usually require a minimum of six semesters at UNCG to complete degree requirements.

Admission Criteria for the Media Studies Major

  1. Admission to the Media Studies program is competitive. Compliance with the minimum criteria does not guarantee admission.
  2. Minimum criteria:
  • Minimum OVERALL grade point average of 2.0.
  • Completion of ENG 101, BCT 171 and 172 with no grade lower than "C ".

Criteria for Continuing in the Media Studies Major

  1. Initial admission to the Media Studies major does not guarantee the student the right to complete the degree program.
  2. Continuation in the Media Studies major is contingent upon the following requirements:
  • Maintenance of the current minimum overall GPA (2.0)
  • Demonstration of high quality oral and written communication
  • Adherence to all building and equipment policies and procedures
  • Professional treatment of Program equipment and prompt payment of any charges assessed for equipment damage
  • Compliance with all University regulations including the Academic Honor Code

Additional Media Studies Regulations

  1. Students will not be allowed to register for any production courses without formal admission to the program. Students who appear to be following the Media Studies curriculum but who have not been formally admitted may be prohibited from taking additional Media Studies coursework in the program.
  2. Only courses completed with the grade of "C" or better may count toward fulfilling requirements for the Media Studies major.
  3. Although production courses are limited to majors only, Media Studies foundation courses (BCT 171 and 172) and Media Studies courses meeting AULER and College of Arts and Sciences requirements are open to any student in the University on a space-available basis.
  4. No more than twelve (12) total hours may be applied to the major from among: BCT 140, 141, 333, 390, 399, 410, 411, 440, 441, 585.

 

Media Studies Minor

Required: 18 semester hours

All Media Studies minors are required to take BCT 171 and 172 (6 hours). In addition, at least 12 hours must be taken from the following courses: BCT 202, 203, 291, 302, 303, 305, 310, 380, 391, 403, 503, 507, 508, 515, 517, 518, 521.

Radio Minor

Required: 18 semester hours

All Radio minors are required to take BCT 172 (3 hours). In addition, at least 15 hours must be taken from the following courses: BCT 113, 140, 303, 311, 312, 391, 399, 408, 440, 508, 509.

 

Drama Major (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

Required: 124-128 semester hours

The BFA Drama Major emphasizes that theatre is a discipline involving three basic factors: talent, study, and practice. Only students who show evidence of talent and who work to perfect it through classroom study combined with practical application in the production program will be continued in the major. Transfer students from programs other than the BFA should note that this program is concerned with the maturation of the young artist. Thus enrollment for six semesters is required even when study is begun in the junior year. Transfer students who successfully remain in the BFA curriculum must, therefore, spend a minimum of three years in residence at UNCG to complete the BFA degree. There are no exceptions to this requirement.

Students select from three concentrations: the BFA in Acting, the BFA in Design and Technical Theatre, and the BFA in Theatre Education (with teacher licensure). Provisional admission is granted to the BFA Acting Concentration students for their first year in the program. Retention beyond the first year in the BFA in Acting is based upon application, audition, and selection in the spring semester of the provisional year. Provisional admission is granted to BFA Design and Technical Theatre Concentration students for the first year in the program. Retention beyond the first year in the BFA in Design and Technical Theatre is based upon application, review of project work, and selection in the spring semester of the provisional year. Provisional admission is granted to the BFA in Theatre Education for the first three semesters after receiving passing scores on the PRAXIS I (Pre-Professional Skills Test). Admission to the BFA in Theatre Education Concentration requires a 2.7 GPA. Admission procedures are specifically outlined in the Department's "Theatre Education Handbook" that can be obtained in the Theatre Office, Taylor Building, Room 202. For students in the BFA concentrations, the total development of each student is continually under evaluation and is formally examined by the theatre faculty at least once each year. Continuance in the program depends upon the student's attitude, discipline, and achievement.

As part of developing the appropriate professional understanding, BFA Acting students must complete one production assignment each semester in the freshman year and a total of six more assignments during their sophomore, junior, and senior years. Four of the BFA Acting students' production assignments must be in technical-related activities. BFA Design and Technical Theatre students must complete one production assignment each semester in the freshman year and a total of six more assignments during the sophomore, junior, and senior years. BFA in Theatre Education students must complete a minimum of two production assignments in their program. Students are required to do 70 hours of field experience in schools prior to doing student teaching. BFA transfer students in Acting and Design and Technical Theatre are required to complete one production assignment each semester in the program. BCT 150 and BCT 450 credit is earned for these production assignments as noted in the outline of requirements stated below.

BFA Acting and Design and Technical Theatre majors are required to complete an internship. The internship may be fulfilled in the UNCG Summer Theatre Program, in the North Carolina Theatre for Young People touring company, or in an intensive, off-campus theatre program that is approved by the Theatre faculty. Transfer students should make arrangements to schedule the internship as soon as possible. Internships must be approved prior to completion of the internship duties.

All Theatre majors are expected to read and abide by the policies published in the student handbooks, available by mail or in Taylor Building, Room 202

 

Requirements for the Acting and Design and Technical Theatre Concentrations (124 hours)

All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER) (45 hours required)

All students in this program must meet AULER requirements.

  1. Analytic and Evaluative Studies (AE), 3 hrs
  2. British or American Literature (BL), 3 hrs
  3. Fine Arts (FA), 3 hrs
  4. Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (HP), 3 hrs
  5. Mathematics (MT),3 hrs
  6. Natural Science (NS), 6 hrs
  7. Non-Western Studies (NW), 3 hrs
  8. Reasoning and Discourse (RD), 6 hrs
    Required: ENG 101 or FMS 103 or RCO 101 and one additional RD course
  9. Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB), 6 hrs
  10. World Literature (WL), 3 hrs
  11. AULER Electives, 6 hrs

In addition, candidates for BFA degrees must complete four writing-intensive courses in compliance with the College of Arts and Sciences Liberal Education Requirements (CLER). See writing-intensive courses.

See AULER area requirements and courses meeting those requirements.

 

Acting Concentration

Major Requirements

  1. Acting Studies: BCT 113, 190 repeated for one credit hour each semester for six semesters, 251, 252, 351, 352, 524, 590, 592, 599.
  2. Technical Theatre Studies: BCT 122, 123; one course selected from 365, 375, and 376.
  3. Other Theatre Studies: BCT 150 repeated for four semester hours, and BCT 450 repeated for four semester hours, BCT 201, 541, 580W, 581W, and 582W.
  4. Completion of approved internship.

Related Area Requirements

  1. MUS 125 (2 s.h.)
  2. DCE 349 and three additional dance courses selected in consultation with advisor.
  3. ESS 170
  4. ENG 339 or 340

Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 124 hours required for degree.

 

Design and Technical Theatre Concentration

Major Requirements

  1. Design and Technical Theatre Studies: BCT 122, 123, 200, 365, 366, 375, 376, 377, 522, 583, 584; two courses selected from BCT 253, 523, 525, 533, 534, 535, 536, 543, 544, 545, 546, 547, 549, 550, 565.
  2. Performance Studies: BCT 251 and 541.
  3. Other Theatre Studies: BCT 150 repeated for four semester hours, and BCT 450 repeated for four semester hours, 201, 580W, 581W, and 582W.
  4. Completion of approved internship.

Related Area Requirements

ART 120, 140, 220, and 221.

Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 124 semester hours required for degree.

 

Theatre Education Concentration (126-128 hours)

All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER) (45 hours required)

All students in this program must meet AULER requirements.

  1. Analytic and Evaluative Studies (AE), 3 hrs
  2. British or American Literature (BL), 3 hrs
    Required: BCT 320
  3. Fine Arts (FA), 3 hrs
    Required: BCT 582
  4. Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (HP), 3 hrs
  5. Mathematics (MT), 3 hrs
  6. Natural Science (NS), 6
  7. Non-Western Studies (NW), 3 hrs
    Required: BCT 586
  8. Reasoning and Discourse (RD), 6 hrs
    Required: ENG 101 or FMS 103 or RCO 101, and CST 105
  9. Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB), 6 hrs
    Required: PSY 121 and HEA 201
  10. World Literature (WL), 3 hrs
  11. AULER Electives, 6 hrs

In addition, candidates for BFA degrees must complete four writing-intensive courses in compliance with the College of Arts and Sciences Liberal Education Requirements (CLER). See writing-intensive requirements.

See AULER area requirements and courses meeting those requirements.

Major Requirements (54 hrs)

  1. Theatre Studies (51 sh): BCT 113, 122, 123, and 150 (taken for 2 sh); 201, 251, 252, 301,*320, 328, 376, 400, 454, 541, 542, 579, 580, 581, *582, 596
  2. Technical Theatre/Design (3 sh): one course selected from BCT 200, 365, 375, 522, 533, 546.

* also fulfills AULER credit

Required Professional Education Courses (23 hrs)

  1. ELC 381 Institution of Education
  2. CUI 390 Issues in Secondary Education
  3. CUI 450 Psychological Foundations of Education
  4. CUI 470 Reading Education
  5. CUI 465F Student Teaching in Theatre Arts

Related Education Requirement (1-3 hrs)

  1. CSC 101 Introduction to Computer Concepts or LIS 120 Introduction to Instructional Technology in a Classroom Setting
  2. Education Elective (3 hrs)
  3. One course selected from EDC 135; CUI 527, 543, 555.

Courses may be substituted by permission.

 

Technical Theatre Minor

Required: 18 semester hours

All Technical Theatre minors are required to take BCT 201 (3 hours) and BCT 122 or 123 (3 hours). In addition, at least 12 hours must be taken from the following courses: BCT 122, 123, 200, 253, 365, 375, 376, 450, 522, 525, 533, 546, 549, 550.

 

Broadcasting/Cinema and Theatre Courses (BCT)

Courses For Undergraduates

113 Voice for the Actor (3:3).

The study of the mechanics of the voice for dramatic literature, developing intelligible speech through the use of Standard American Sounds.

121 Drama Appreciation (3:3).

Theatre as an art form: how the actor, director, and designer function. Outstanding plays of major periods demonstrate the technical and aesthetic aspects of theatrical production. Illustrated lectures, demonstrations, and classroom experiments. [FA, CFA].

122 Stage Crafts I (3:3:3).

Introduction to technical theatre practice, backstage organization, scenery construction, stage lighting and sound. Practical experience in supervised laboratory and production program.

123 Stage Crafts II (3:2:3).

Introduction to technical theatre practice in stage makeup and costuming. Practical experience in supervised laboratory and production program.

140 Radio Laboratory (1 to 2). Pr. permission of instructor.

  • May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 3 hours.

Supervised participation in radio broadcasting or program production. (Production Course).

141 Cinevideo Laboratory (1 to 2). Pr. permission of instructor.

  • May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 3 hours.

Supervised participation in filmmaking and/or presentation. (Production Course).

150 Theatre Practice (1:0:4).

  • May be repeated for credit.

Departmental workshop. Open to any student interested in participating in any phase of the theatre production programs.

171 The Development of the Cinema (3:3:3).

Development of motion picture industry. Examination of filming equipment and film techniques. [FA, CFA] (FA,SU)

172 The Development of Broadcasting (3:3).

Emergence, structure, and scope of radio, television, and cable. Examination of broadcasting theories and practices, with emphasis on audience influences on broadcasting and the effect of broadcasting on individuals and society. (SP)

190 Dynamics in Acting (1:0:3). Pr. sophomore BFA/ Acting major.

  • May be repeated for credit.

Daily practical exercise in physical disciplines to develop concentration, imagination, and the voice.

200 Theatre Graphics (3:2:3). Pr. 122.

Introduction to the basic materials and techniques of graphic presentation in scenic, costume, and lighting design for the theatre.

201 Playscript Analysis (3:3). Pr. admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Systems for analyzing playscripts which may be adapted and employed by directors, actors, and/or designers.

202 Creative Process in Film and Video (3:3). Pr. 171.

Various approaches for the enhancement of the visual imagination, emphasizing the origination of ideas and their development into scripts for film and video. (FA,SP)

203 Applied Aesthetics for Film and Video (3:3).

Study of the major aesthetic elements in film and video productionlight, space, time-motion, and sound. (FA,SP)

221 Development of American Musical Theatre (3:3).

Musical theatre as an art form, stressing its development and major works since 1800. Minstrelsy, vaudeville, burlesque, operetta, and revue, but major emphasis on musical comedy. Illustrated lectures and demonstrations. [FA, CFA].

250 Fundamentals of Acting (3:3).

  • For non-majors only.

Understanding and appreciation of the problems, demands, and disciplines of the actor's art. [FA, CFA].

251 Acting I (3:1:4).

Introduction to acting techniques: voice, movement, warmup exercises for the actor. Improvisation exercises and stage movement.

252 Acting II (3:1:4). Pr. 251.

  • Enrollment limited to BFA Acting Majors. Special sections, designated 252T, for BA Drama Majors and Minors, including teacher education candidates.

Application of basic techniques developed in 251 to elementary scene study. Introduction to the Stanislavski System. Further study in movement, voice, and improvisation which includes units on period style and adaptation of literature for performance.

253 Advanced Make-up (3:2:3). Pr. 123 or permission of instructor.

Special emphasis on character analysis, physiognomy, color, three-dimensional make-up, rubber prosthesis, beard and wig make-up for theatre, film and television production.

255 Rehearsal, Production, and Performance (3:0:9). Pr. permission of instructor.

Guided practice in carrying out minor responsibilities in play production under the pressure of preparing plays for audience approval. Students enrolled may expect to play supporting roles and serve as members of scenery, sound and special effects, property, lighting, costume, publicity, house and/or make-up staffs of UNCG Theatre, and/or N.C. Theatre for Young People productions.

256 Applied Theatre I (1-4:0:3-12).

  • May be repeated for credit.

Supervised practical experience in various areas of summer theatre production.

291 Introduction to Film/Video Production (3:3:2). Pr. admission to media studies major, 171, 172, 203, 310 (203 and 310 may be taken concurrently).

Introduction to basic equipment and facilities used in film and video production.

301 Playwriting (3:3).

Exercises in dramaturgical techniques including adapting literature for performance. Composition of one-act plays.

302 Writing for the Screen (3:3). Pr. BCT 171 or ENG 330; BCT 202, 203.

Study of techniques of script writing, both adaptations and original material. (Production Course) (Same as ENG 302)

303 Broadcast Copywriting (3:3). Pr. 310 or permission of instructor.

Analysis of persuasive radio and television spots and examination of broadcast copywritng techniques with emphasis on development of writing skills for electronic media.

305 Film as Art by Women (3:3). Pr. 171, 203 or permission of instructor.

Film as art and women filmmakers. Selected women filmmakers and films that illuminate the way their works differ in content, construction, and vision from films directed by men.

306 Gender and Media Culture (3:3). Pr. ENG 101 or FMS 103 or permission of instructor.

Examination of the nature of media contents and production processes as they influence the construction of feminine and masculine identities. (FA)

310 Media Communication Theory (3:3). Pr. 171 and 172 or permission of instructor.

Media Communication Theory as a tool for understanding media contexts and social effects. Additional emphasis given to research design and data gathering techniques for media studies. (FA,SP,SU)

311 Radio and Television Announcing (3:2:2). Pr. BCT 113, 291, 310.

Theory and practice of announcing skills and techniques in radio and television broadcasting. (B/C Production Course).

312 Broadcast Programming (3:3). Pr. 172, 310.

Analysis of principal program genres in radio, television, and cable, with emphasis on notable artistic achievements in major genres. Identification, acquisition, and scheduling of programs.

313 Basic Audio Production (3:3). Pr. 291, 310.

Basic production techniques of radio including console operation, equipment use, and tape editing. (Production Course).

320 Oral Interpretation (3:3).

Principles of interpretation: analysis and practice in the oral presentation of various forms of literature to be selected from poetry, prose, and drama. [BL, CBL] (Formerly CST 320)

323 The Arts as Human Experience (3:3).

An examination of the meaning of the arts experience, including its historical and personal significance. Includes reading and related work in art, dance, drama, and music. (Same as ART 323, DCE 323, MUS 323.) [FA, CFA].

328 Theatrical Design for Schools K-12 (3:3). Pr. 122 and admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Study of design techniques and the execution of scenery, lighting, and costuming for low budget play and musical production.

333 Special Problems (1 to 3). Pr. permission of faculty supervisor is required prior to registration.

  • May be repeated for credit.

Guided individual study in an area of special interest to the student.

350 Workshop Theatre Practice (1:0:3).

  • May be repeated for credit.

Supervised production work in the Workshop Theatre.

351 Acting III (3:1:4). Pr. 251, 252, and permission of acting faculty.

  • BFA Acting majors only.

Concentrated study in script and role analysis. Intensive improvisation to develop acting techniques.

352 Acting IV (3:1:4). Pr. 351.

Intermediate acting technique. Emphasis on the practical application of Stanislavski's principles of Psycho-Technique and their subsequent interpretations.

365 Costume Design (3:2:3). Pr. 123 or permission of instructor.

Principles and practice of costume design for performance.

366 Costume Crafts (3:2:3). Pr. 123 or permission of instructor.

Exploration of basic design elements and fabrics relative to costuming. Laboratory projects in costume crafts.

375 Scene Design (3:2:3). Pr. 122 or permission of instructor.

Principles and practice of scene design for performance.

376 Lighting Design (3:2:3). Pr. 122 or 291 or permission of instructor.

Principles and practice of lighting design for theatre, television and film.

380 News and Documentary in Broadcasting and Cinema (3:3:2). Pr. 171, 172, 310 or permission of instructor.

Development of news and documentary in radio, television, and film. Examination of significant programs and films and their influences on media trends and society. (SP)

390 Television Laboratory (1 to 2). Pr. 203, 291, 310 and permission of instructor.

  • May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 3 hours.

Supervised participation in television broadcasting or video production. (Production Course).

391 Broadcast Newswriting (3:3). Pr. 310.

Writing and planning newscasts for broadcast media. (Production Course). (FA)

392 Electronic Field Production (3:3). Pr. 291, 310.

Gathering, writing, editing, rewriting, and producing news and features for broadcasting media. (Production Course).

393 Introduction to Single Camera Cinematography (3:3). Pr. 203, 291, 310.

Introduction to technique in the use of the camera to communicate visual ideas. Emphasis is given to technical skills and equipment. (Production Course).

396 Creative Drama for the Classroom Teacher (2:2:1). Pr. elementary education majors with sophomore standing, or permission of instructor.

  • Not open to theatre majors.

Elementary school creative drama and its place in the curriculum. Emphasis on fundamentals, materials, teaching techniques, and evaluation.

399 Radio-TV-Film Production Workshop (3:0:9). Pr. 203, 291, 310. Permission of faculty supervisor required prior to registration.

  • May be repeated for credit.

Guided practice in creative area of radio, television, or film, including writing, directing, performing, sound design, cinematography, or editing. (Production Course)

400 Performance Styles (2:0:3). Pr. 251, 252 or 252T, or permission of instructor.

Introduction to acting styles including Greek, Commedia dell 'Arte, Elizabethan, Comedy of Manners, and Musical Theatre. (FA,SP,SU)

403 Writing the Nonfiction Program (3:2:3). Pr. 310.

Research, design and writing of nonfiction programs such as documentary, magazine, instructional, and educational programs. Emphasis given to the development and application of writing skills. Involves a weekly production laboratory. (Production Course) (SP)

405 Experimental Course: Public Access Television (3:2:3). Pr. some production knowledge recommended but not required.

Course will acquaint students with the philosophy, theory, history, regulation, planning, management, and production of public access television in America. (Offered SP 97)

408 Sportscasting (3:3). Pr. 310, 311 and admission to the Media Studies Major.

Development of announcing skills required for sports broadcasting, including play by play. Includes legal aspects of sportscasting. (Production Course). (Alt FA)

410 Broadcasting Internship (1 to 6). Pr. admission to the Media Studies Major, 291, 310 and one additional production course 300-level or above, and approval by Director of Internship.

  • May be repeated for credit for total of 6 semester hours in 410 and/or 411.

Field learning experience in local broadcast media. Academic supervision provided by faculty member and direction in the field provided by job supervisor. (Production Course).

411 Cinema Internship (1 to 6). Pr. admission to the Media Studies Major, 291, 310 and one additional production course 300-level or above, and approval by Director of Internship.

  • May be repeated for for credit for total of 6 semester hours in 410 and/or 411.

Field learning experience in local film industry. Academic supervision provided by faculty member and direction in the field provided by job supervisor. (Production Course).

440 Advanced Radio Laboratory (1 to 2). Pr. 203, 291, 310 or permission of instructor.

  • May be repeated for credit for maximum of 3 hours.

Supervised participation at an advanced level of radio broadcasting or program production. (Production Course).

441 Advanced Film Laboratory (1 to 2). Pr. 203, 291, 310.

  • May be repeated for credit for maximum of 3 hours.

Supervised participation at an advanced level of filmmaking and presentation. (Production Course).

450 Advanced Theatre Practice (1:0:4). Pr. 4 credit hours of 150 and junior standing.

  • May be repeated for credit.

Supervised participation at an advanced level in any phase of the theatre production program.

454 Teaching Methods in Theatre Arts (3:3:4).

Philosophy, means, and methods for conducting classes and structuring curricular and cocurricular speech and theatre activities. Includes internship in public schools as lab. Required for Theatre Arts teacher licensure. (FA)

477 Design Practicum (1-2:0:3-6). Pr. Admission to the BFA Design and Technical Theatre program.

  • May be repeated for credit.

Practice in designing in theatre, television, film or video produced by the Theatre Division. (Formerly BCT 377)

493 Honors Work (3-6). See prerequisites under Honors Program, XXX 493.

 

Courses For Advanced Undergraduates and Graduate Students

501 Cinevideo Editing (3:3). Pr. 310, 392 or 393 and admission to appropriate degree program.

Survey of the history, aesthetics, and techniques in sequencing moving images. Laboratory experience, including the operation of control track editors. (Production course)

503 Television Writing (3:3). Pr. 203 or 303 or permission of instructor.

Practice in television script writing with emphasis given to development of concepts and proposals for episodic television. Practice in analyzing and writing for existing television series and/or development of new programs. (Production course)

507 Media Law and Ethics (3:3). Pr. 310, admission to appropriate degree program, graduate standing or permission of instructor.

Study of media law and questions of ethics as they apply to broadcasting and motion pictures.

508 Media Management (3:3). Pr. graduate standing or 172 and 310 or permission of instructor.

Introduction to the principles and practices of managing broadcast/cable operations and producing film/video production.

509 Media Sound Production (3:3). Pr. 203, 291, 310, and admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

History, aesthetics, and techniques of sound production in media. (Production Course).

510 Intermediate Cinevideography (3:3). Pr. 310, 392 or 393 and admission to appropriate degree program or permission or instructor.

Further study of the use of the camera to communicate visual ideas. Development of skills using 16mm cinematography. (Production Course).

512 TV and Film Lighting (3:2:3). Pr. 300 or 376 and admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Principles of light and color in lighting for television and film production. Application of the equipment and accessories used in the execution of lighting design through practical projects. (Production Course).

515 Film Theory (3:3). Pr. 171 or ENG 330, 310 or graduate standing or permission of instructor.

Study of the principal theories of film through the writings of critics, theorists, and directors.

516 Advanced Film and Television Writing (3:3). Pr. 202, 203, 302 and admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Advanced study of screenwriting with emphasis on writing of original full-length material. (Production Course). (SP)

517 The Auteur Director (3:2:3). Pr. 171, or ENG 330, or permission of instructor.

  • May be repeated for credit.

Works of an individual film director. Subject differs from offering to offering. (Same as FRE, ITA, SPA 517)

518 Studies in Film Genre (3:2:3). Pr. 171, or ENG 330, or permission of instructor.

  • May be repeated for credit.

Technical, dramatic, social, and rhetorical dimensions of a film genre or genres. Subject differs from offering to offering. (Same as FRE, ITA, SPA 518)

519 Film Animation (3:3). Pr. 393 and admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Study and practice of techniques of animated film. (Production Course).

520 Advanced Oral Interpretation (3:3). Pr. 320 or graduate standing.

Audiences, materials, and procedures of readers theatre. Practice in advanced principles of oral interpretation of literature. (Formerly CST 520)

521 Radio and Television Genres (3:3). Pr. 171, 172 or permission of instructor.

Examination of radio and television genres such as situation comedy, docudrama, reality-based programs, melodrama, sports, live events, performing arts, game shows, avant garde video works, and music programs.

522 Advanced Stagecrafts (3:2:3). Pr. 122 and admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Study of advanced scenic construction, property construction, and rigging techniques for the stage. Supervised laboratory work in wood, plastics, metal, and other materials.

523 Technical Direction (3:3). Pr. 122 and 375 or 376, and junior, senior, or graduate standing, and admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Theatrical technical direction with emphasis on organizational, managerial, and problem-solving duties and responsibilities. Lecture combined with practical projects.

524 Professional Theatre Audition Techniques (3:3). Pr. 251, 252, 351, 352, and admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Audition theory, techniques, and practice for theatre, television, and films.

525 Computer Assisted Drafting (3:1:6). Pr. 535, or HID 111 and HID 112, or ART 222 or equivalent technical drawing aptitude and admission to appropriate degree program.

Fundamental principles and application of 3-D design utilizing a DOS based drafting and design program.

533 Scene Painting I ( 3:1:4). Pr. 122 and 375, and admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Tools, materials, and techniques of scene painting.

534 Scene Painting II (3:1:4). Pr. 122, 375 and 533, and admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Advanced problems in scene painting.

535 Scene Drafting and Construction (3:3). Pr. 375 and admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Advanced problems in scene construction combined with the development of scene drafting skills and techniques. (ALT years)

536 Stage Management (1-2). Pr. 122 and 541, or permission of instructor.

  • May be repeated for a total of three credits.

The role of the stage manager. Supervised participation as a stage manager in the theatre production program.

540 Directing for Television (3:2:3). Pr. 203, 291, 310 and admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Fundamental principles of directing for television. Laboratory directing experience. (Production Course).

541 Directing (3:3). Pr. second semester junior standing and admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Fundamental principles of directing for the theatre including adapting literature for performance.

542 Directing Practicum (1:0:3). Pr. 541 and admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Practice in directing the play; preparations of a 20- to 30-minute play or excerpt, and presentation in the Workshop Theatre. Required of BA and BFA Theatre Arts candidates in the semester following enrollment in 541.

543 Advanced Costume Design (3:2:3). Pr. admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Advanced problems in costume design for performance.

544 Advanced Scene Design (3:1:6). Pr. 375 and admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Advanced problems in scene design for single set productions in performance.

545 Advanced Lighting Design (3:2:3). Pr. 376 and admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Advanced problems in lighting design for performance.

546 Theatrical Sound Design and Technology (3:3). Pr. 122 or 123 or permission of instructor and admission to appropriate degree program.

An introduction to the theory, aesthetics, and technology of theatrical sound design.

547 Multi-Set Design Techniques (3:1:6). Pr. 375 and admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Advanced problems in scene design for multi-set productions in performance.

549 Historical Costume Drafting and Draping (3:1:6). Pr. admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Theory and practice in costume construction; basic pattern-making techniques for stage costumes.

550 Stage Millinery and Accessories (3:1:4). Pr. admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Historical millinery and accessories in relation to stage adaptation; design and construction techniques.

565 Broadcasting/Cinema and Theatre Field Studies (1-3:3).

  • May be repeated for up to 4 credit hours.

Guided off-campus study in the Broadcasting/Cinema and Theatre disciplines. Travel required. Site and topic will vary from semester to semester.

579 Theatre Management (3:3). Pr. drama major, and admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Theatre organization and operation. Practical problems of financing, promoting, and staffing various theatre programs.

580, 581, 582 Theatre History I, II, III (3:3), (3:3), (3:3).

Specific conditions under which the great plays of the world have been produced. First semester: the beginnings to 1600; second semester: 1600-1850; third semester: 1850 to the present. [FA, CFA - COM 582 only]

583, 584 Period Styles in Performance Design I, II (3:3), (3:3). Pr. admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Study of period style and how it is used in performance design. First semester: architecture, decor and fashion from antiquity to Renaissance. Second semester: architecture, decor and fashion from Renaissance to present.

585 Advanced Radio-TV-Film Production (3:2:3). Pr. 300, 392 or 393, and admission to appropriate degree program and permission of instructor.

Advanced application of principles and techniques of radio, television, or film production. (Production Course).

586 Non-Western Theatre and/or Film. (3:2:3).

  • May be repeated for up to 6 credit hours depending on course content.

Dramatic literature, theatre, and/or film in India, China, Japan, and Africa. Subject varies with instructor. [NW, CNW] (FA,SP,SU)

588 Documentary Production (3:2:3). Pr. 403, 392 or 393, 380 is recommended, and admission to appropriate degree program.

Documentary construction, research, planning and production techniques. Further development of video production skills in supervised laboratory project. (Production Course).

589 Experimental Course: Television Genre Situation Comedy (3:3). Pr. 310.

Interpretation and analysis of the history, cultural and aesthetic aspects, and the use of situation comedy television genre in American society. (Offered FA97).

590 Acting V (3:1:4). Pr. 351 and 352, and admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Practical application of Stanislavski's Method of Physical Action. Advanced scene study and role preparation with emphasis on the plays of Chekhov, Shaw, Ibsen, Strindberg, and American neoclassic dramatists.

592 Period Acting I (3:1:4). Pr. 251, 252, and ENG 227 and admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Study and practice of Shakespearean acting styles. Performance emphasizing manners, movement, and vocal delivery of the Elizabethan period.

594 Applied Theatre II (1-4:0:3-12). Pr. 256 and admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Intensive experience in one or more areas of summer theatre production.

596 Creative Dramatics for School and Community (3:2:2). Pr. admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Research and literature for creative dramatics for children, ages five through 14. Practice in leading groups of children in creative dramatics.

597 Puppetry (3:2:2). Pr. admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Scope and development of puppetry throughout the world. Practical experience in the design, making, and performing of puppets.

598 Children's Theatre for School and Community (3:2:2). Pr. admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

Research and literature of children's theatre; methods of producing plays with children in school and community situations.

599 Acting for the Camera (3:2:2). Pr. admission to appropriate degree program or permission of instructor.

  • For advanced undergraduates and graduate students in Theatre.

Practical experience in camera technique for actors in dramatic film and television production. 

Please refer to The Graduate School Bulletin for additional graduate level courses.


 
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