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Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.

 

TEC 111

DRAWING FOR DESIGNERS I

The first in a three quarter sequence of general drawing courses exclusively for students enrolled in the design majors of The Theater School. Two credit hours. Open to Theatre students only.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

TEC 112

DRAWING FOR DESIGNERS II

The second in a three quarter sequence of general drawing courses exclusively for students enrolled in the design majors of The Theater School.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

TEC 113

DRAWING FOR DESIGNERS III

The third in a three quarter sequence of general drawing courses exclusively for students enrolled in the design majors of The Theater School.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

THE 204

HISTORY OF DRAMATIC LITERATURE

First course in a 3 course sequence. A study of the development of playscripts, the physical theatre, and means of production from ancient Greek and Roman societies through contemporary theatre. The course emphasized theatre's changing role in society.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

THE 205

HISTORY OF DRAMATIC LITERATURE

Second course in a 3 course sequence. A study of the development of playscripts, the physical theatre, and means of production from ancient Greek and Roman societies through contemporary theatre. The course emphasized theatre's changing role in society.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

THE 206

HISTORY OF DRAMATIC LITERATURE

Third course in a 3 course sequence. A study of the development of playscripts, the physical theatre, and means of production from ancient Greek and Roman societies through contemporary theatre. The course emphasized theatre's changing role in society.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

TEC 254

COSTUME TECHNOLOGY I

First course in a 3 course sequence. Students are introduced to draping and drafting of patterns for basic garments, various problems of layout and cutting, and specialized sewing techniques for costumes.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

TEC 255

COSTUME TECHNOLOGY I

Second course in a 3 course sequence. Students are introduced to draping and drafting of patterns for basic garments, various problems of layout and cutting, and specialized sewing techniques for costumes.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

TEC 256

COSTUME TECHNOLOGY I

Third course in a 3 course sequence. Students are introduced to draping and drafting of patterns for basic garments, various problems of layout and cutting, and specialized sewing techniques for costumes.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

PRF 214

MAKE-UP

First course in a 3 course sequence. Basic skills of two-dimensional painting as well as basic prosthetic and skin-texturing work are analyzed in this course designed to acquaint the actor with theatrical make-up.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

PRF 215

MAKE-UP

Second course in a 3 course sequence. Basic skills of two-dimensional painting as well as basic prosthetic and skin-texturing work are analyzed in this course designed to acquaint the actor with theatrical make-up.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

PRF 216

MAKE-UP

Third course in a 3 course sequence. Basic skills of two-dimensional painting as well as basic prosthetic and skin-texturing work are analyzed in this course designed to acquaint the actor with theatrical make-up.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

DES 141

PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN

Principles of Design (4 quarter hours). First course of a 3-quarter sequence of courses for the appreciation and experience of design as an aesthetic distinct from the other arts, and awareness of design considerations as manifested in theatrical productions.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

DES 142

PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN

Second course of a 3-quarter sequence of courses for the appreciation and experience of design as an aesthetic distinct from the other arts, and awareness of design considerations as manifested in theatrical productions.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

DES 143

PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN

Third course of a 3-quarter sequence of courses for the appreciation and experience of design as an aesthetic distinct from the other arts, and awareness of design considerations as manifested in theatrical productions.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

TEC 107

THEATRE CREW

Theatre Crew (2 quarter hours) All students in the first year of the program are assigned on a rotating basis throughout the year to various crews which build and run the shows in the Showcase, Playworks, New Directors, and Workshop Series.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

TEC 108

THEATRE CREW

Theatre Crew (2 quarter hours) All students in the first year of the program are assigned on a rotating basis throughout the year to various crews which build and run the shows in the Showcase, Playworks, New Directors, and Workshop Series.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

TEC 109

THEATRE CREW

Theatre Crew (2 quarter hours) All students in the first year of the program are assigned on a rotating basis throughout the year to various crews which build and run the shows in the Showcase, Playworks, New Directors, and Workshop Series.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

DES 384

RENDERING FOR DESIGNERS I

First course in a 3 course sequence. The course consists of exercises, studies and renderings using values of gray to achieve the illusion of 3- dimensional form. With a variety of drawing and painting materials, students work from gradually more complex still-life set ups, under controlled lighting, and form a clipping file of research which they compile.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

DES 385

RENDERING FOR DESIGNERS II

Second course in a 3 course sequence. The course consists of exercises, studies and renderings using values of gray to achieve the illusion of 3- dimensional form. With a variety of drawing and painting materials, students work from gradually more complex still-life set ups, under controlled lighting, and form a clipping file of research which they compile.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

DES 386

RENDERING FOR DESIGNERS III

Third course in a 3 course sequence. The course consists of exercises, studies and renderings using values of gray to achieve the illusion of 3- dimensional form. With a variety of drawing and painting materials, students work from gradually more complex still-life set ups, under controlled lighting, and form a clipping file of research which they compile.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

TEC 354

COSTUME TECHNOLOGY II

First course in a 3 course sequence. The first quarter examines the various methods of generating period patterns using primary and secondary sources. The second quarter introduces corset-making and moves toward draping, drafting, cutting, sewing, fitting, altering, and finishing a dress based on a period pattern. The third quarter examines period garments from the 19th and early 20th Centuries, focusing on making detailed observations and drawings of the construction of these garments. Emphasis is placed on developing the students' knowledge concerning pattern shapes, inner structure of garments, sewing techniques, textiles used, and proportional relationships.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

TEC 355

COSTUME TECHNOLOGY II

Second course in a 3 course sequence. The first quarter examines the various methods of generating period patterns using primary and secondary sources. The second quarter introduces corset-making and moves toward draping, drafting, cutting, sewing, fitting, altering, and finishing a dress based on a period pattern. The third quarter examines period garments from the 19th and early 20th Centuries, focusing on making detailed observations and drawings of the construction of these garments. Emphasis is placed on developing the students' knowledge concerning pattern shapes, inner structure of garments, sewing techniques, textiles used, and proportional relationships.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

TEC 356

COSTUME TECHNOLOGY II

Third course in a 3 course sequence. The first quarter examines the various methods of generating period patterns using primary and secondary sources. The second quarter introduces corset-making and moves toward draping, drafting, cutting, sewing, fitting, altering, and finishing a dress based on a period pattern. The third quarter examines period garments from the 19th and early 20th Centuries, focusing on making detailed observations and drawings of the construction of these garments. Emphasis is placed on developing the students' knowledge concerning pattern shapes, inner structure of garments, sewing techniques, textiles used, and proportional relationships.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

DES 244

COSTUME DESIGN I

First of a 3-course sequence. An introduction to costume. Students will explore the design process, costume silhouette and detail, and scripts and character analysis within the context of historical theatrical costuming. CO-REQUISITE: THE 382.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

DES 245

COSTUME DESIGN I

Second of a 3-course sequence. An introduction to costume. Students will explore the design process, costume silhouette and detail, and scripts and character analysis within the context of historical theatrical costuming. CO-REQUISITE: THE 382.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

DES 246

COSTUME DESIGN I

Third of a 3-course sequence. An introduction to costume. Students will explore the design process, costume silhouette and detail, and scripts and character analysis within the context of historical theatrical costuming. CO-REQUISITE: THE 382.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

THE 381

SURVEY OF THE ARTS FOR THEATRE

First course in a 3 course sequence. The styles and aesthetics of art, architecture, fashion and the decorative arts from ancient Egypt through the first half of the 20th century are examined. Emphasis is placed on periods and countries that are most important to American theatre. Can be taken by non-Theatre School students with permission of instructor.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

THE 382

SURVEY OF THE ARTS FOR THEATRE

Second course in a three-course sequence. The styles and aesthetics of art, architecture, fashion and the decorative arts from ancient Egypt through the first half of the 20th century are examined. Emphasis is placed on periods and countries that are most important to American theatre. Can be taken by non-Theatre School students with permission of instructor.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

THE 383

SURVEY OF THE ARTS FOR THEATRE

Third course in a three-course sequence. The styles and aesthetics of art, architecture, fashion and the decorative arts from ancient Egypt through the first half of the 20th century are examined. Emphasis is placed on periods and countries that are most important to American theatre. Can be taken by non-Theatre School students with permission of instructor.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

TEC 271

TECHNICAL PRODUCTION PRACTICE I

First course in a 3 course sequence. For all technical students, this course makes production assignments based on the student's ability and experience.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

TEC 272

TECHNICAL PRODUCTION PRACTICE I

Second course in a 3 course sequence. For all technical students, this course makes production assignments based on the student's ability and experience.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

TEC 273

TECHNICAL PRODUCTION PRACTICE I

Third course in a 3 course sequence. For all technical students, this course makes production assignments based on the student's ability and experience.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

TEC 454

COSTUME TECHNOLOGY III

First course in a 3 course sequence. Fall Quarter examines various craft skills and materials used in costume construction. Winter Quarter examines various techniques for tyeing, painting, and distressing textiles and costumes for the theatre. Spring Quarter focuses on various millinery techniques including the creation of patterns, construction of buckram, wire, and wool felt bases, fitting, finishing, and trimming.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

TEC 455

COSTUME TECHNOLOGY III

Second course in a 3 course sequence. Fall Quarter examines various craft skills and materials used in costume construction. Winter Quarter examines various techniques for tyeing, painting, and distressing textiles and costumes for the theatre. Spring Quarter focuses on various millinery techniques including the creation of patterns, construction of buckram, wire, and wool felt bases, fitting, finishing, and trimming.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

TEC 456

COSTUME TECHNOLOGY III

Third course in a 3 course sequence. Fall Quarter examines various craft skills and materials used in costume construction. Winter Quarter examines various techniques for tyeing, painting, and distressing textiles and costumes for the theatre. Spring Quarter focuses on various millinery techniques including the creation of patterns, construction of buckram, wire, and wool felt bases, fitting, finishing, and trimming.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

TEC 371

TECHNICAL PRODUCTION PRACTICE II

First course in a 3 course sequence. For all technical students, assignments will be commensurate with ability and experience.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

TEC 372

TECHNICAL PRODUCTION PRACTICE II

Second course in a 3 course sequence. For all technical students, assignments will be commensurate with ability and experience.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

TEC 373

TECHNICAL PRODUCTION PRACTICE II

Third course in a 3 course sequence. For all technical students, assignments will be commensurate with ability and experience.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 228

BUSINESS, ETHICS, AND SOCIETY

This course will examine the nature and purpose of economic life and contemporary commerce as understood from the perspective of religious and secular communities, as well as the ethical implications that flow from the various worldviews. Sections of the course critically examine the thought of different religious traditions on specific business-related issues, placing a variety of religious discourses into direct conversation with secular voices regarding ethical business conduct. Cross-listed as REL 228.
Prerequisites:
WRD 103 or HON 100 or HON 101 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 307

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

Concepts, theories, principles and techniques of personnel administration. Job analysis, employment law, recruitment, selection, training and development, employee motivation and performance appraisal, compensation, employee benefit programs, grievances, and labor relations.
Prerequisites:
At least 88 cumulative units is a prerequisite for Business courses that require Junior standing.

TEC 399

INDEPENDENT STUDY: TECHNICAL

Independent Study: Technical
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

TEC 471

TECHNICAL PRODUCTION PRACTICE III

First course in a 3 course sequence. For all technical students, assignments will be commensurate with ability and experience.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

TEC 472

TECHNICAL PRODUCTION PRACTICE III

Second course in a 3 course sequence. For all technical students, assignments will be commensurate with ability and experience.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

TEC 473

TECHNICAL PRODUCTION PRACTICE III

Third course in a 3 course sequence. For all technical students, assignments will be commensurate with ability and experience.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

TEC 490

INTERNSHIP

The internship provides the student with an opportunity to learn by working with experienced professionals in an area related to his or her area of study at The Theatre School.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 300

PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

Effective application of managerial techniques and concepts to continually improve an organization's competitive position in the marketplace. Topics include management processes, values and attitudes, ethics and diversity, the global environment of management, strategic planning, organizational structures, motivation, leadership, teams, human resources, organizational control, and organizational communications.
Prerequisites:
At least 88 cumulative units is a prerequisite for Business courses that require Junior standing.