Concentration in Theatre for Young Audiences  

The concentration in Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) focuses on the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for continuing work in this field.  The concentration requires 8 courses or 32 credit hours of coursework.  The breakdown of this coursework includes the three-term Dramaturgy I sequence (12 credit hours), a minimum of three terms (12 credit hours) of Production Practice assignments in The Theatre School’s Playworks Series and/or a TYA Internship—in which the student serves as assistant director, dramaturg, or assistant dramaturg, and two additional courses (8 credit hours) as approved by the student’s advisor, as follows:

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.  Courses should be chosen in consultation with the student's advisor. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize these courses to pursue a minor or second major.  

Concentration in Directing

The concentration in Directing focuses on the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for continuing work in this field.  The concentration requires 8 courses or 32 credit hours of coursework that includes the first two quarters of the Dramaturgy I sequence (8 credit hours), two courses chosen from a corpus of four, depending on the student’s directorial focus and interests (8 credit hours), a combination of two production practices and/or internship (8 credit hours), and two additional courses approved in consultation with the student’s advisor.  The breakdown of this coursework is as follows:

Open Electives 

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.  Courses should be chosen in consultation with the student's advisor. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize these courses to pursue a minor or second major.

THE 234

DRAMATURGY I: INTRODUCTION TO DRAMATURGY

The first course in the three-term Dramaturgy I sequence. Through reading about the history of dramaturgy, the course develops the intellectual framework necessary to think about the art and science of the discipline and focuses on the study of dramaturgical issues of the past two decades. Students work on theoretical projects. Some attendance at theatre productions may be required.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

THE 235

DRAMATURGY I: INTRODUCTION TO PRODUCTION DRAMATURGY

The second class in the three-term Dramaturgy I sequence, this course continues the work of THE 234 and emphasizes writing in a workshop context as well as the process of collaboration and hands-on collaboration itself. Much of the student work focuses on in-house theoretical theatre productions. Students who are dramaturgy-criticism majors prepare to work on their first dramaturgy project, the MFAI short plays.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

THE 236

DRAMATURGY I: TYA AND PLAYWORKS DRAMATURGY

The third class in the three-term Dramaturgy I sequence, this course focuses on the dramaturgy for theatrical productions aimed at young audiences. A major emphasis in the class is the preparation of the actor packets and study guides for The Theatre School's Playworks series.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

THE 271

THEATRE STUDIES PRODUCTION PRACTICE I

First course in a 3 course sequence. For all Theatre Studies students, this course makes assignments related to the student's major, including Dramaturgical work, assistant directing, and stage managing.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

THE 272

THEATRE STUDIES PRODUCTION PRACTICE I

Second course in a 3 course sequence. For all Theatre Studies students, this course makes assignments related to the student's major, including Dramaturgical work, assistant directing, and stage managing.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

THE 273

THEATRE STUDIES PRODUCTION PRACTICE I

Third course in a 3 course sequence. For all Theatre Studies students, this course makes assignments related to the student's major, including Dramaturgical work, assistant directing, and stage managing.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

THE 371

THEATRE STUDIES PRODUCTION PRACTICE II

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

THE 372

THEATRE STUDIES PRODUCTION PRACTICE II

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

THE 373

THEATRE STUDIES PRODUCTION PRACTICE II

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

THE 471

THEATRE STUDIES PRODUCTION PRACTICE III

This course makes assignments based on the student's ability and experience.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

THE 472

THEATRE STUDIES PRODUCTION PRACTICE III

This course makes assignments based on the student's ability and experience.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

THE 473

THEATRE STUDIES PRODUCTION PRACTICE III

This course makes assignments based on the student's ability and experience.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

THE 490

THEATRE STUDIES INTERNSHIP

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

THE 334

DRAMATURGY II: CLASSICAL DRAMATURGY

The first class in the three-term Dramaturgy II sequence, this course continues the work of Dramaturgy I and focuses on the preparation for work on a classical play.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

THE 335

DRAMATURGY II: NEW PLAY DRAMATURGY

This course is taught in conjunction with The Theatre School's playwriting program and focuses the dramaturgical work involved in new play development.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

PRF 418

NEW PLAY WORKSHOP

A specialized workshop which brings together MFA 1 actors, MFA 3 Directors, and BFA 3 & 4 playwrights to explore the collaborative process of developing and staging new plays.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

PRF 419

NEW PLAY WORKSHOP

A specialized workshop which brings together MFA 1 actors, MFA 3 Directors, and BFA 3 & 4 playwrights to explore the collaborative process of developing and staging new plays.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Undergraduate or Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.