Visual and Performing Arts

Chair: Karel I. Blakeley
Program Director: Matt Chiorini, David Moore, Travis Newton
Professor(s) of Practice: Edward Ruchalski
Visiting Assistant Professor(s): Lindsey Sikes
Adjunct(s): Ruth Arena, Stephen Butler, Larry Crabtree, Barry Darling, Jerry Exline, Linda Facciaponte, Jennifer Gandee, David Grindle, Carol Jacobe, Katya Krenina, Carolyn Pardee, Jocelyn Rauch, Miranda Traudt, Danan Tsan, Catherine Underhill


The visual and performing arts department offers students opportunities in a wide range of creative expression and arts appreciation. The department includes a theatre arts major and minor, arts administration minor, visual arts minor, dance minor and a music minor. Each program presents an array of classroom, studio and applied courses designed to encourage the education of the whole person.

Arts Administration Minor

Students interested in exploring the application of management principles in the context of the art world (dance, film, music, theater and visual art) are encouraged to explore the interdisciplinary arts administration minor. In order to complete a minor in arts administration, students must complete nine credits in the arts administration core and six credits from the applied arts, communication & film studies and Madden school of business courses.

Arts Administration

Minor RequirementsHours
Arts Administration Foundation Courses 9
AAD 201 Arts Administration I3
AAD 301 Arts Administration II3
AAD 490 Arts Administration Internship3
Applied Arts Courses 3
ART 220 Drawing3
ART 224 Introduction to Illustration3
ART 230 Painting3
ART 235 Watercolor Painting3
ART 240 Black and White Photography3
ART 243 Color Photography3
ART 247 Studio Photography3
ART 260 Sculpture3
ART 265 Introduction to Ceramics3
CMM 205 Introduction to Video Production3
CMM 307 Communications Photography3
CMM 315 Filmmaking As Art3
CMM 332 Dramatic Video Production3
MUS 208 Musical Theatre Workshop3
MUS 390 Applied Music I1
MUS 391 Applied Music II2
MUS 394 Choral Ensembles1
MUS 395 Instrumental Ensembles1
THR 203 Voice and Movement3
THR 205 Acting I3
THR 265 Theatre Performance Practicum1
THR 271 Ballet Dance Technique3
THR 273 Contemporary Jazz Dance Technique3
THR 275 Contemporary Dance Technique3
THR 277 Musical Theatre Dance3
THR 280 Dance Choreography3
THR 305 Advanced Acting: Methods and Styles3
THR 306 Advanced Acting: Topics in Performance3
THR 307 Acting Shakespeare3
THR 314 Costume Design3
THR 315 Scene Design3
THR 317 Lighting Design3
THR 340 Directing3
THR 386 Introduction to Playwriting3
THR 389 Writing the One Act Play3
Communication & Film Studies and School of Business Courses 3
ACT 203 Financial Accounting3
CMM 201 Fundamentals of Speech3
CMM 308 Media Layout and Design3
CMM 376 Introduction to Advertising3
CMM 377 Introduction to Public Relations3
CMM 378 Creative Advertising3
CMM 379 Music Journalism3
CMM 476 Advanced Advertising3
ECO 113 Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 114 Principles of Macroeconomics3
HRM 301 Human Resource Management3
MUS 102 Music Industry I3
MGT 301 Intro to Organization & Mgmt3
MGT 310 Entrepreneurship I: What's the Idea?3
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing3
MKT 406 Nonprofit Marketing3
STA 201 Statistics I3

Visual Arts Minor

Students from all majors are encouraged to enroll in the visual arts minor in order to discover the many benefits of a rich visual aesthetics education within the liberal-arts environment and Jesuit tradition. Instruction from accomplished and engaging faculty artists includes both studio and classroom experiences designed to promote critical thinking, personal creativity, intellectual growth and development. The interdisciplinary focus of the visual arts program encourages collaborative endeavors with theater arts, music and the community at large.

Visual Arts Minor

Minor RequirementsHours
ART 105 Global Masterpieces: a Survey of World Art 3
One 2-D art class 3
ART 220 Drawing3
ART 224 Introduction to Illustration3
ART 230 Painting3
ART 235 Watercolor Painting3
One photography course: 3
ART 240 Black and White Photography3
ART 243 Color Photography3
ART 247 Studio Photography3
ART 248 Fantasy Photography3
One 3-D art class 3
ART 260 Sculpture3
ART 265 Introduction to Ceramics3
ART Elective 3

Music Minor

Students of all majors can deepen their understanding of musical language and performance through the music minor program. Students will experience thorough courses in the traditions and theories of the music they study and perform. Music minors are asked to earn nine credits in the classroom and six through participation in instrumental and/or vocal lessons and ensembles.

Music Minor

Minor RequirementsHours
MUS 101 Music History - The Western Tradition 3
MUS 116 Introduction to Music Theory 3
MUS Elective* 3
Private Lessons 3
MUS 390 Applied Music I1
MUS 391 Applied Music II2
Ensembles 3
MUS 394 Choral Ensembles1
MUS 395 Instrumental Ensembles1

* 1- or 2-credit music courses may not be combined to fulfill the elective requirement.

Theatre Arts Major

The theatre arts program is based on a liberal arts curriculum that requires majors to participate in the full undergraduate core, read extensively in the field and acquire a solid and broad-based knowledge of the fundamental principles of the art form.

Theatre is a collaborative art and, while majors may specialize in one area of the theatre arts (design, performance, literature, etc.), we believe that our students are best served by understanding all aspects of creative production. In keeping with the Jesuit mission of the college, our program is committed to educating the whole artist and giving theatre students the tools to lead and succeed in the theatre and the community.

Core RequirementsHours
COR 100 First Year Seminar3
WRT 101 Critical Writing3
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy3
HST 110 - HST 111 World Civilization6
ENG 210 Major Authors3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy3
Theology3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language6
ENG 310 Literature and Culture3
Mathematics*3
Social Science*3
Natural Science*3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies*3
Religion3
COR 400 Transformations3
Visual & Performing Arts*1
Diversity*0

* NOTE: Some Core requirements may be fulfilled by major requirements. See core section for more information. Because there have been substantial changes to the core curriculum, the above requirements may not apply to all students; for students who entered Le Moyne College prior to Fall 2013, be sure to consult with your advisor for appropriate course selection(s).

Theatre Arts Major

Major RequirementsHours
THR 105 Introduction to Theatre 3
THR 110 Stagecraft 3
THR 205 Acting I 3
THR 210 Fundamentals of Design for Theatre 3
THR 260 Theatre Practicum 1
THR 302 The Western Drama Tradition 3
THR 440 Theatre Context 4
Dramatic Literature Elective 3
Two English Literature electives 6
One of the following: 3
THR 203 Voice and Movement3
CMM 201 Fundamentals of Speech3
Two of the following: 3
THR 240 Applied Theatre: Community Based Learning3
THR 335 Devised Theatre3
THR 340 Directing3
Major SupportHours
Foreign Language (2) 6
Free Electives 18

(1) Courses in this area must include at least one performance class and at least one design class.

(2) The six hours must be in one language. If, however, after a minimum of six hours of language at the College level, a student has completed or advanced beyond the mid-intermediate level, he or she may substitute a theatre arts elective for the remaining hours.

Typical Program for Theatre Arts Major

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Freshman Year
WRT 1013 THR 1103
THR 1053 THR 2601
EAC3 EAC3
COR 1003 Mathematics3
HST 1103 HST 1113
PHL 1103
Sophomore Year
EAC3 THR 2103
THR 203/CMM 2013 THR 2053
THR Elective3 Natural Science3
ENG 2103 THR 2601
Theology3 Social Science3
PHL 2103
Junior Year
ENG Literature3 Drama Literature3
THR 335/3403 THR Elective3
THR 3023 Free Elective3
Free Elective3 THR 2601
ENG 3103 Natural Science3
Senior Year
ENG Literature3 THR Elective3
THR 4404 THR Elective3
THR Elective3 Free Elective3
Free Elective3 Free Elective3
Religion3 COR 400A3

Theatre Arts Double Major

The theater arts program has partnered with other departments to offer students the option of a dual major. Theatre majors may add a second major in the following subjects: English literature, English literature with a concentration in creative writing, communications, history, political science, peace and global studies, philosophy, psychology, Spanish or French. Students interested in pursuing a double major should contact the Director of Theater Arts for more information.

Theatre Arts Minor

Non-majors are welcome to study theatre arts as a minor. To complete a theatre arts minor, the following courses are required:

Theatre Arts Minor

Minor RequirementsHours
THR 105 Introduction to Theatre 3
One course in acting or performance 3
THR 203 Voice and Movement3
THR 205 Acting I3
THR 305 Advanced Acting: Methods and Styles3
THR 306 Advanced Acting: Topics in Performance3
THR 307 Acting Shakespeare3
THR 335 Devised Theatre3
THR 340 Directing3
One course in theatre design or technology 3
THR 110 Stagecraft3
THR 210 Fundamentals of Design for Theatre3
THR 314 Costume Design3
THR 315 Scene Design3
THR 317 Lighting Design3
Any two other theatre courses 6

Dance Minor

The dance minor program is designed to give students dance technique, choreographic, and performance training with particular attention to artistry and the context of dance in society. Within the liberal arts education tradition of Le Moyne, the dance minor is designed as an important ingredient in the development of students for whom intellectual, physical, and artistic inquiry are linked. This 15-credit program offers the student an opportunity to explore multiple approaches to physical expression while intellectually investigating dance in its broader context. Dance minor students are asked to fulfill six credits of dance minor requirements and a further nine credits through various electives.

Dance Minor

Minor RequirementsHours
THR 280 Dance Choreography (may be repeated for credit)3
One of the following: 3
THR 105 Introduction to Theatre3
BIO 281 Anatomy and Physiology I4
BSC 105 Exercise Physiology3
BSC 114 Survival of the Fitness3
BSC 115 Hormones and Your Health3
BSC 201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
ElectivesHours
Choose 9 credits among the following: 9
THR 170 Pilates and Core Dance Concepts3
THR 171 Intermediate Pilates and Core Stability3
THR 203 Voice and Movement3
THR 220-239 Special Topics3
THR 271 Ballet Dance Technique3
THR 273 Contemporary Jazz Dance Technique3
THR 275 Contemporary Dance Technique3
THR 277 Musical Theatre Dance3
THR 281 Choreography Practicum1
THR 390 Independent Study3-6

Courses


AAD 201 . Arts Administration I (3).

An introduction to the world of arts administration, focusing on not-for-profit organizations and exploring the various types of arts organizations and management principles applied therin. Students will participate in discussions both in class and online, and will prepare to apply their knowledge in real-world settings through the arts administration internship (AAD 490). Fulfills Core Requirement(s): VPA.

AAD 220 . Special Topics (3).

A course sequence that offers thematically focused elective courses of current interest to instructors and students. Topics may include (but not limited to) fundraising, social media in the arts, or arts advocacy.

AAD 301 . Arts Administration II (3).

An exploration of the financial issues relevant to the not-for-profit arts industry, including budgeting, financial management, and fund-raising. Students will actively participate in financial analysis activities, the creation of grant proposals, and the drafting of fundraising appeal letters. Prerequisites: AAD 201.

AAD 490 . Arts Administration Internship (3).

Students will have the opportunity to complete a semester-long internship with a cultural organization as a part of this required course for the arts administration minor. Students will work closely with the faculty member supervising the internship, reporting to the faculty member as the internship progresses. Students will also evaluate the experience and relate it to their course of study in the arts administration program. Pass/fail grades only. Prerequisites: AAD 201.

AAD 501 . Survey of Arts Administration (3).

An introduction to the world of arts administration, focusing on not-for-profit organizations and exploring the various types of arts organizations and managemtn principles applied therein. Students will participate in discussions both in class and online, applying knowledge gained through readings and guest lectures in order to conceptualize the interconnected and divers world of arts administration.

AAD 502 . Marketing and Public Relations Strategies in Arts & Entertainment (3).

An in-depth exploration of Marketing and Public Relations strategies, tactics and tools in the not-for-profit and for-profit Arts and Entertainment industires, including performing arts and visual art. Students will analyze texts, case studies and online blogs and will apply their knowledge by creating a marketing plan for an arts orgnization or event.

AAD 503 . Governance & Board Development in the Arts (3).

In addition to governing, the board of directors of an arts organization also sets the tone and influences the culture that permeates the institution. During this course, students will explore the all-important role of the board of directors as the guiding force of the organization. Students will develop strategies to foster productive and beneficial relationships with members of the board of directors, and will also develop strategies for board recruitment, training and retention.

AAD 504 . Financial Management in the Arts (3).

An exploration of the financial issues relevant to the not-for-profit arts industry, including budgeting, financial management, and financial planning (both short-term and long-term). Students will develop a strong familiarity with financial statements, with the objective of gaining the skills necessary to oversee the financial operations of a not-for-profit arts organization.

AAD 505 . Developing Capital in the Arts (3).

A holistic approach to the development of capital for arts organizations, including the exploration of techniques to facilitate individual contributions, corporate and foundation grants, and government grants. Students will participate in multiple projects, including the drafting of appeal letters to individuals and corporations, application of grant writing techniques, and completion of government grant applications.

AAD 590 . Arts Administration On-Campus Practicum (3).

Students will have the opportunity to complete a semester-long practicum on the campus of Le Moyne College. Students will work closely with the faculty or staff member supervising the internship, reporting to the faculty member as the internship progresses. Students will also evaluate the experience and relate it to their course of study in the arts administration program. Pass/fail grades only.

AAD 601 . Globalization of the Arts (3).

The multi-billion dollar arts industry is a global force, enabled by technology and a growing trend toward creating works with a global appeal. In this course, students will gain a broader perspective of the arts world, including the exploration of new distribution methods as well as comparative study of arts funding models in different parts of the world.

AAD 602 . Engaging the Community Through the Arts (3).

An in-depth exploration of the intertwined nature of communities and the arts. Through various readings, discussions and lectures (including visits with arts practitioners), students will gain valuable insight into the interconnected nature of the arts and the community, and will learn strategies and tactics that have been successful for arts organizations wishing to weave their operations into the fabric of the communities within which they operate.

AAD 690 . Arts Administration Consulting Practicum (3).

Having completed the majority of coursework in the graduate arts administration curriculum, students will apply their knowledge through an in-depth consulting practicum with a cultural institution. Students will work with the cultural organization to identify a project and will see the project to completion during the course of this consultancy. Prerequisites: AAD 501, 502, 503, 504, & 505 (all foundation courses).

AAD 701 . Arts Administration Seminar (3).

This capstone course for the M.S. in Arts Administration offers students the opportunity to synthesize concepts covered in previous coursework. The course will rely heavily on case study discussion and will further explore the many challenges and opportunities for arts organizations in the twenty-first century, including strategic planning, organizational dynamics, globablization and other topics. Prerequisites: AAD 501, 502, 503, 504 & 505 (all foundation courses).

ART 105 . Global Masterpieces: a Survey of World Art (3).

In this introductory course, students will experience the many facets of the dynamic visual language of art in order to develop skills in comprehension and appreciation of a varity of art forms. The course will encompass a selective number of works in drawing, painting, sculpture and architecture drawn from prehistoric times to the present including North and South America, Africa, Europe and Asia in order to convey a deeper understanding of the role that art plays in human history and culture. Open to all students. Fulfills Core Requirement(s): VPA.

ART 150 . Women in Fine, Creative, Performing Arts (3).

The role of women as symbol, creator. and performer will be examined and anayzed within a cultural and societal context. Issues such as education and training, discrimination, gender bias, ethnicity and market value will be discussed. Women of significant impact and century contribution in the fine and creative arts, music, dance, theatre and film will be highlighted with an emphasis on women active in the 20th. century in these disciplines. Fulfills Core visual and performaing arts requirement. (VPA)

ART 155 . Politics and the Arts in Nazi Germany And Soviet Russia (3).

The course explores the interrelationship between politics and the arts in National Socialist Germany and the Soviet Union. A professor of music and a professor of history combine to offer students an intensive analysis of the art, music, and literature of the periods under study, within the context of a systematic comparison of the political and social structures of the two nations. Major musical works will be played and commented upon, and a full-period performance of works by Wagner, Weill, Shonberg, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and Kachaturian will conclude the course. Fulfills Core Requirement(s): Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)and Visual and Performing Arts (VPA).

ART 160 . 20th Cent Americ Visual Art & Architect (3).

Students will engage in an intensive study of 20th Century American visual art and architecture with emphasis on the American Impressionists, the Ashcan School, Realists, Precisionists, Regionalists, Photo Realism, Abstract Expressionism, Popular Art, Polemical Realism, etc. Architecture, paiting, sculpture and photographic workds of artists will be viewed and studied in a formal and contextual framework. Fulfills Core visual and performaing arts requirement. (VPA)

ART 162 . The Gilded Age in the United States (3).

Students will be engaged in a fascinating historical study concerning the development of American Art Museums from 1870 to the aftermath of World War I. Major American fianciers and their purchases of European paintings will be discussed and how this changed the American landscape. This course fulfills core visual and performing arts requirement (VPA).

ART 220 . Drawing (3).

This studio course examines the theory and practice of drawing. The goal is to gain confidence in drawing skills as students master the basic principles that form the foundation for visual arts by using traditional studio practice: drawing from observation and drawing as investigation of the visual world. Individually tailored instruction emphasizes the student's role in continuous artistic improvement through drawing, sketching, critical thinking, personal exploration, and study of art and artists of past and present. Work in pencil, charcoal, ink, pastel, and conte crayon. There is a lab fee associated with this course. No prerequisite. Fulfills Core requirement(s): VPA.

ART 224 . Introduction to Illustration (3).

This course introduces students to the illustration field and examines the effectiveness of illustration through fundamental principles of visual problem solving. From initial sketches to the development of finished images students are exposed to a variety of methods used in the field in order to communicate, illuminate, motivate, stimulate curiosity, and to tell stories. Assignments range from editorial illustration, packaging, and poster design to book illustration and other exploratory work. The goal of this course is to help students connect the world of concepts and ideas to image making within the context of illustration assignments. Fulfills Core Requirement(s): VPA. Note: There is a lab fee associated with this course.

ART 230 . Painting (3).

Using a variety of approaches, students are instructed in the skills and techniques needed to produce a finished acrylic painting. The basic steps of stretching canvas begin a process that includes instruction in such important components as composition, tonal values and design. No prerequisites. There is a lab fee associated with this course. Fulfills Core requirement(s): VPA.

ART 235 . Watercolor Painting (3).

A studio course exploring traditional and nontraditional use of watercolor in compositional form. Subject matter may include still life, landscape, and the human figure. No painting or drawing experience necessary. There is a lab fee associated with this course.

ART 240 . Black and White Photography (3).

A studio course in which the creative aspects of digital black and white photography are explored. Shooting assingments are geared towards expanding students' creative vision and encouraging personal expression. Traditional and experimental approaches to image making will be presented. Students will have the opportunity to sign out digital SLR cameras for shooting assignments. No prerequisites. A compact digital camera or digital SLR camera is required. There is a lab fee associated with this course.Fulfills Core requirement(s): VPA.

ART 243 . Color Photography (3).

A studio course in which the creative aspects of color digital photography are explored. Shooting assignments are structured to explore both the visual and emotional aspects of color and to develop a personal approach to color image making. Students will have the opportunity to sign out digital SLR cameras for shooting assignments. No prerequisites. A compact digital camera or digital SLR camera is required. Fulfills Core: VPA. Note: There is a lab fee associated with this course.

ART 247 . Studio Photography (3).

ART 247 is an introductory level course in studio photography, which includes lectures, demonstrations, visual presentations, group critiques of student work, and supervised studio and lab work. Shooting assignments are designed to provide a survey of various studio photography disciplines, including location studio work, portraiture, still life, fashion, and motion photography. Students will be encouraged to develop their own personal approach to each of these disciplines. A digital SLR camera is supplied by the department. There is a lab fee associated with this course. Fulfills Core Requirement(s): VPA.

ART 248 . Fantasy Photography (3).

ART 248 is an introductory level photography course. Alternative methods of creating photographs, including photomontage, scanography, blurred motion, and collage will be explored to create images that are bizarre, funny, dreamlike. The work of Surrealist photographers will also be explored. Classroom time will include lectures, visual presentations, discussion of student work, and supervised lab work. Students will have the opportunity to sign out digital SLR cameras for shooting assignments. No prerequisites. Fulfills Core: VPA. Note: There is a lab fee associated with this course.

ART 260 . Sculpture (3).

This studio course introduces students to artistic practice in three dimensions using a variety of materials and approaches. Problems require students to address materials in terms of cultural and historical context as well as space and environment. Assignments will utilize a variety of mediums including traditional (wood, plaster, clay) and non-traditional (fabric, found objects, etc.). No prerequisite. Note: There is a lab fee associated with this course. Fulfills Core requirement(s): VPA.

ART 265 . Introduction to Ceramics (3).

This studio course is designed to introduce students to the basic methods of constructing and forming clay. In this basic hand-building course, students will concentrate on three basic methods of working with clay: pinch, coil, and slab construction. Class assignments will also familiarize students with certain methods of decorating, glazing, and firing ceramic objects. Students will develop a working knowledge of shop usage and safety as well as being involved in every step of the ceramic process from conceptualization to loading kilns. Regular slide lectures, handouts, and museum research will give visual reference in areas of personal ceramic interest. Note: There is a lab fee associated with this course. Fulfills Core requirement(s): VPA.

ART 280-299 . Special Topics in Art (3).

A course sequence that offers thematically focused elective courses of current interest to instructors and students. Selections may include art history, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and other topics in the visual arts.

ART 390 . Independent Study (3).

A student who wishes to pursue advanced study in visual art (drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, etc.) for academic credit must submit, prior to registration: a proposed plan that includs a description of the project and its goals, the methods to be followed, schedule of work and supervision, end product, evaluation procedure, and number of credits sought. The proposal must be approved by the supervising faculty member, the department chair and the Academic Dean. The usual prerequisite is one or more courses in visual art and permission of department chair prior to registration.

MUS 100 . Fundamentals of Music (3).

The study of basic and essential music skills including: note identification, scales, solfege, chords, listening skills, and music terminology. Students will participate in online journaling and discussion forms. This course is designed to provide foundational music skills that will allow the student to further their study in history, theory and performance. The course is open to all students. Fulfills Core visual and performing arts requirement. (VPA)

MUS 101 . Music History - The Western Tradition (3).

An introduction to the various styles that form the Western tradition in music. Beginning with the earliest notated musical forms of the 13th and 14th centuries and continuing through the modern period. Fulfills Core visual and performing arts requirement. (VPA)

MUS 102 . Music Industry I (3).

Introduces students to the foundations of the music industry, including artist-management relationships, the business of recording and touring, publishing, and copyright law.

MUS 116 . Introduction to Music Theory (3).

An introduction to diatonic and simple chromatic harmony; basic compositional skills. Chord progressions, inversions, cadences, seventh chords and secondary dominants will be among the topics treated. Frequent assignments in composing short musical exercises. Students must be able to read musical notation. Some familiarity with a keyboard instrument is helpful. Fulfills Core requirement(s): VPA.

MUS 117 . Intro to History & Tradition of Jazz (3).

An introduction to the roots and development of Jazz. Topics include the key styles and figures that have influenced Jazz in the 20th century. In-class listening - CD,DVD. Fulfills Core visual and performing arts requirement. (VPA)

MUS 120 (THR 120). Fundamentals of Singing (3).

An introduction to the basic components of singing: respiration, phonation, resonation, registration, articulation and interpretation. Instruction includes studio exercises, lecture, student presentation, and individual coaching. Fulfills Core visual and performing arts requirement. (VPA)

MUS 121 (THR 121). Musical Theatre History (3).

Students will study the development of musical theatre, ranging from the dramas of ancient Greece to the megamusicals of today. Students will also study the theatrical review, utilizing this knowledge to critique filmed and live performances. Along the way, students will recognize the link between the development of the musical and societal trends and events. Fulfills Core visual and performing arts requirement. (VPA)

MUS 208 . Musical Theatre Workshop (3).

Through rehearsals, discussions, and coursework, students will gain in-depth knowledge pertaining to the discipline of musical theatre, including intensive direction (including stage direction, choreography, and musical direction), all geared toward the final performance of selections from various works of musical theatre. Fulfills Core Requirement(s): VPA.

MUS 217 . Neurons & Notes: The Science of Music (3).

The science of music is studied from a number of relevant points of view, including basic acoustic principles; the elements of music; music cognition and perception; and the neurobiological basis of music expectations and preferences. Questions related to the nature of musical sound, the physical aspects of hearing, cultural imprinting and the music instinct are examined. Fulfills Core visual and performing arts requirement. (VPA)

MUS 218 (THR 218). Live Sound (1).

Students will be introduced to the basics of live sound operations, including the basics of setting up a sound system and operating a sound board and accessories. A key component of the course will be hands-on experience running sound for events on campus, including music, theater, rock bands and much more. Fulfills Core requirement(s): VPA.

MUS 220 (MUS 240). Jazz Improvisation (3).

An introduction to jazz improvisation theory and application of harmonic functions. Emphasis placed on three jazz modes: Ionian, Dorian, and Mixolydian plus Pentatoic and Lydian scales. Students will perform class assignments, standards, specially prepared pieces and create original compositions.

MUS 220-239 . Special Topics (3).

A course sequence that offers thematically focused elective courses of interest to instructors and students. Selections may include courses in music history, instrumental technique and musical genres.

MUS 225 . Guitar and Songwriting Skills (1).

This course is designed for students wishing to develop basic skills as guitar players and songwriters. Class meetings are like workshops where students perform their songs for each other. Students may take the course for more than one semester, as the curriculum allows each class member to advance at their own pace. Prerequisites: Student must be able to demonstrate basic guitar skills. Fulfills Core visual and performing arts requirement. (VPA)

MUS 226 . The History of Rock and Roll (3).

This course covers the whole spectrum of Rock and Roll from its roots in blues and early country to the post-modern internet-driven age. Fulfills Core requirement(s): VPA.

MUS 227 . American Popular Song: A History (3).

The class will survey the major developments in American songwriting from the Civil War to the present, with a focus on storytelling in song, the historical development of song, and critical listening as a means of understanding a song's meaning and cultural significance. Students will be introduced to many styles of songwriting, including Folk, Broadway, Tin Pan Alley, Rock, and Hip Hop. the question "What makes a hit?" will be addressed through song analysis. Fulfills Core requirement(s): VPA.

MUS 240 (MUS 220). Jazz Improvisation (3).

An introductory course in instrumental jazz improvisation emphasizing basic jazz theory and application of harmonic functions. Topics include the Ionian, Dorian, and Mixolydian jazz modes as well as progressions, parent scales, and pentatonic scales. Fulfills Core visual and performing arts requirement. (VPA)

MUS 241 . Concept Album: From Guthrie to Radiohead (3).

Students will learn the skill of active listening and develop a critical framework for listening to, thinking about and responding to music. This attention to detail, will enable the student to "see the big picture", to make connections, and to understand how the details help to build a cohesive large-scale work. The course will focus on the history of the concept album from Woody Guthrie to Radiohead and cover many genres, musical techniques and song forms. There will be a heavy emphasis on listening and written response. The following questions will be examined: What actually happens in the details of a musical work that enables the listener to understand the work as a unified whole? What is the composer's intent: is it to tell a story, to describe a state of mind, or to comment on society? Fulfills Core visual and performing arts requirement.(VPA)

MUS 379 (CMM 379). Music Journalism (3).

This writing course teaches students how to report on all aspects of music--from concert reviews to performer profiles, from musician retrospectives to articles about non-performance aspects of music (e.g., the recording industry, instrument makers). To familiarize students with the history of music journalism and provide models for writing, readings will be drawn from prominent music magazines such as Rolling Stone, Creem, Crawdaddy!, Blender, and others--as well as from places where music journalism frequently appears today, especially blogs and podcasts. The class will consider the ways in which music journalism has changed in response to the technologies through which music is made available to listeners. Students will write several pieces of original music journalism of various lengths. Prerequisites: ENG 102 and CMM 105.

MUS 384 (CMM 384). The Film Sound Track (3).

Throughout recorded history, music has been an important part of human dramatic expression in ways that transcend mere spoken words and visual imagery. For more than a century of the motion picture art, music has played an integral, yet often unnoticed, role in defining the filmgoing experience. The main objective of this course is for students to develop skills in analyzing the sound track of a film, music's role in the sound track, and the relation of non-diegetic sound to image (especially relating to music) on small-scale and large-scale (narrative) levels. The course develops critical listening and viewing skills, but it also offers a particular extension of film history scholarship, one that focuses on the three nodal points in the history of film sound: the introduction of sound, the introduction of stereo, and the introduction of digital sound. We will explore the ways in which each of these technological advances affects the structural realtionships that occur among three relatively autonomous components of the soundtrack--dialogue, music and sound-effects--with particular focus on non-diegetic music. Prerequisite: WRT 101

MUS 390 . Applied Music I (1).

The study of musical performance techniques through private lessons in either voice or an instrument. One half-hour tutorial per week with expectation of individual practice of three hours per week. This course may be repeated for credit up to four credits. Note: Students must pay an additional fee per semester for MUS 390. Fulfills Core requirement(s): VPA.

MUS 391 . Applied Music II (2).

The study of musical performance techniques through private lessons in either voice or an instrument. One hour long tutorial per week with expectation of individual practice of four hours per week. This course may be repeated for up to four credits. Note: Students must pay an additional fee per semester for MUS 391. Fulfills Core requirement(s): VPA.

MUS 392 . Independent Study (Music Theory) (2).

MUS 394 . Choral Ensembles (1).

Participation in a professionally directed co-curricular college choral organization performing a broad variety of musical literature appropriate to the particular ensemble. Ensembles include the Le Moyne College Singers (40+ voices); Chamber Singers (12 voices); and Jazzuits (16 voices). Attendance at all regular and special rehearsals plus performances on and off campus scheduled at the beginning of each semester. This course may be repeated forup to six credits. Fulfills Core requirement(s): VPA.

MUS 395 . Instrumental Ensembles (1).

Participation in a professionally directed co-curricular college instrumental organizations performing a broad variety of musical literature appropriate to the particular ensemble. Ensembles include the Le Moyne College Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble. Attendance at all regular and special rehearsals plus performances on and off campus scheduled at the beginning of each semester. This course may be repeated for up to six credits. Fulfills Core requirement(s): VPA.

THR 105 (ENG 105). Introduction to Theatre (3).

A survey of theatre art, past and present, with a behind-the-scenes examination of the concepts and personnel involved in its creation. Class projects are intended to give students introduct- ory experience with playwriting, acting, directing design and theatre criticism. Fulfills Core requirement(s): VPA.

THR 110 . Stagecraft (3).

This course offers a practical introduction to the backstage workings of technical theatre including principles, methods and materials. Areas of study include scene construction, scenic artistry, lighting, sound and costuming. Fulfills Core visual and performing arts requirement. (VPA)

THR 120 (MUS 120). Fundamentals of Singing (3).

An introduction to the basic components of singing: respiration, phonation, resonation, registration, articulation and interpretation. Instruction includes studio exercises, lecture, student presentation, and individual coaching. Fulfills Core visual and performing arts requirement. (VPA)

THR 121 (MUS 121). Musical Theatre History (3).

Students will study the development of musical theatre, ranging from the dramas of ancient Greece to the megamusicals of today. Students will also study the theatrical review, utilizing this knowledge to critique filmed and live performances. Along the way, students will recognize the link between the development of the musical and societal trends and events.

THR 170 . Pilates and Core Dance Concepts (3).

The exploration and development, body awareness, and physical fitness. Students will be introduced to a basic understanding of movement with the emphasis on alignment and coordination. Through various pilates and yoga exercises, the student will enhance coordination, control, balance, strength, and flexibility.

THR 171 . Intermediate Pilates and Core Stability (3).

This course is for the student who likes a physical challenge. A wide variety of concepts and physical conditioning techniques focusing on core musculature, coordination, balance and flexibility will be explored. These include movement skills using stability balls, bands, small weights, pilates training, integrated resistance exercises, and other forms on intrinsic and extrinsic core muscle conditioning. Students will improve balance, strength, and overall musculature conditioning. No prerequisite required.

THR 203 . Voice and Movement (3).

This fundamentals course will explore basic processes of vocal and physical performance, recognition of controllable elements in speech and the body, and strategies for maximizing presence and presentation as an actor or performer. Students will be given daily opportunity to improve flexibility, strength, physical and vocal expression, pronunciation, and articulation in a supportive studio-course setting. Fulfills Core requirement: VPA.

THR 205 . Acting I (3).

This course is a hands-on exploration of the creative process, focusing on the attainment of fundamental acting tools, terms, techniques and their application to working with dramatic texts. Primarily focused on Theatre Majors, minors, and students with previous acting experience, this fast-paced technique-focused course will place special attention on the actor's self-awareness and collaboration with other actors through the use of sensory exercises, textual analysis, and scene study. Fulfills Core visual and performing arts requirement. (VPA) Prerequisite: WRT 101 or permission of instructor.

THR 210 . Fundamentals of Design for Theatre (3).

A survey of the visual elements and techniques necessary for designing in the theatre. Projects are intended to introduce basic skills in perspective and figure drawing, drafting, painting and modeling as well as to explore aesthetic and practical problems in design. Fulfills Core Requirement(s): VPA.

THR 218 (MUS 218). Live Sound (1).

Students will be introduced to the basics of live sound operations, including the basics of setting up a sound system and operating a sound board and accessories. A key component of the course will be hands-on experience running sound for events on campus, including music, theater, rock bands and much more. Fulfills Core requirement(s): VPA.

THR 220-239 . Special Topics (3).

A course sequence that offers thematically focused elective courses of current interest to instructors and students. Selections may include acting and auditioning, design and technical theatre, period theatre and production.

THR 240 . Applied Theatre: Community Based Learning (3).

This course is an exploration into methods of using theater as a vehicle for cross-cultural exchange and building community. Devised and improvisational theatre will provide tools with which to encounter underserved communities and initiate meaningful creative dialogue. Through discussion, role-play activities and composition assignments rehearsed in and out of the classroom, students will study theatre and performance as a platform on which to meet neighbors in a heightened, impactful way. Prerequisites: THR 105 or permission of the instructor. Course may be repeated one time for credit.Fulfills Core Requirement(s): VPA.

THR 250 . Stage Management Workshop (2).

An introduction to the basics of theatrical stage management. Topics covered are preparation for rehearsal, rehearsal process, tech rehearsal procedures, and performance management.This work- shop meets in four full-day sessions and includes both lecture and practical exercises. Participants will also have an opportunity to observe professional stage managers in their working environment.

THR 260 . Theatre Practicum (1).

Theatre majors are required to accumulate a total of three credit hours of production experience working backstage on a variety of events. The amount of credit varies depending on the complexity of each position's responsibility and is typically spread over six semesters. Positions include but are not limited to scenery and costume construction, stage lighting, audio, run crew and assistant stage management. Pass/fail grades only. Fulfills Core requirement: VPA.

THR 265 . Theatre Performance Practicum (1).

Upon acceptance following audition, student actors rehearse and perform in theatrical productions under faculty direction. May be repeated for up to three credits. Pass/fail grades only. Fulfills Core requirement: VPA.

THR 270 . Bodies in Motion: Experiential Anatomy (3).

Bodies In Motion is designed to give students a unique and specific understanding of their own human anatomy and biomechanics. Technical knowledge absorbed via lecture and text will be applied and understood through the experience of ballet-based dance technique and somatic exploration. Learning human anatomy in this course will prepare students to care for themselves and remain healthy throughout life. This course will not fulfill prerequisite admissions requirements for health professional schools. The course fulfills Core Requirement(s): VPA and IDS.

THR 271 . Ballet Dance Technique (3).

This course is structured to enhance and nurture previous and new dance students in their vocabulary and technique with relation to Classical Ballet, its impact with regard to strengthening and toning the body, and its relation to other dance styles (ballet is commonly referred to as the foundation of all dance forms). The class will be comprised of "barre" exercises, "centre" exercises, core work that will develop and educate students in the areas of healthy alignement/placement and carriage, strengthening of muscles, stretch and toning, etc. Core work (using classical and modern musical selections) will include across the floor progressions/combinations, and petite/medium and grande allegro exercises for cardio vascular development. Fulfills Core requirement: VPA.

THR 273 . Contemporary Jazz Dance Technique (3).

This course, which attends to the development and vocabulary of basic jazz dance technique, will also explore historical and contemporary jazz dance artists and choreographers. Performance techniques emphasize body alignment, coordination, strength, flexibility, and musicality, while the academic focus is on research into the history of jazz and its components as well as entry-level choreography in composition. Fulfills core Visual and Performing Arts requirement. (VPA)

THR 275 . Contemporary Dance Technique (3).

Explorations of techniques, creative aspects, and theoretical concepts of modern dance including proper body alignment and mechanics of breathing, musicality, and phrasing. Structural improvisations will be introduced, as will verbal and movement vocabulary. Fulfills Core Requirement(s): VPA.

THR 277 . Musical Theatre Dance (3).

This course will explore and introduce various choreographic and directorial approaches to creating Musical Theatre Dance as related to the Broadway Stage. A technique oriented Jazz/Ballet based warm-up developed to address placement, flexibility, musicality, vocabulary and technique will be given with the later centre work geared toward varying choreographic styles and repetoire pertaining to Musical Theatre/Broadway productions. Character creation and intention within the dance movement and musical selection will be developed and nurtured. Fulfills core Visual and Performing Arts requirement. (VPA)

THR 280 . Dance Choreography (3).

Choreography is the art of creating meaningful movement in space and time. This course is an introduction to dance composition designed to teach the basic elements of the art of choreography, as well as tools and techniques for creating dances. A variety of dance genres and styles will be explored. Fulfills core Visual and Performing Arts requirement. (VPA)

THR 281 . Choreography Practicum (1).

Upon acceptance of application, student choreographers attend 15 hours of instructional workshop concurrent with choreography, rehearsal and performance of original work in student dance concert. May be repeated for up to three credits. Fulfills core Visual and Performing Arts requirement. (VPA)

THR 302 (ENG 302). The Western Drama Tradition (3).

A study of major periods of theatrical development from the Greeks and Romans through the eighteenth century, with emphasis on dramatic literature in relation to performance conditions and cultural backgrounds. Prerequisite: WRT 101 and either ENG 200, ENG 210, or ENG 218.

THR 305 . Advanced Acting: Methods and Styles (3).

A scene study course which introduces students to the basic elements of acting styles, such as realism, lyric and classic, gestural and mannered comedy. Instruction is studio-based with students presenting scenes for criticism and discussion. Prerequisite: THR 205 or permission of instructor. Fulfills core Visual and Performing Arts requirement. (VPA)

THR 306 . Advanced Acting: Topics in Performance (3).

An in depth scene study course dedicated to the examination of one particular acting style. Topics may include either genres or playwrights. Examples are performance studies in the style of:Bertolt Brecht, William Inge, Oscar Wilde, Restoration Comedy, Greek Tragedy, Victorian Melodrama and others. Prerequisites: THR 205 or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit. Fulfills Core visual and performing arts requirement. (VPA)

THR 307 . Acting Shakespeare (3).

This advanced acting course exposes the student to specific technical issues involved in acting in Shakespearean plays. The course will take students through text analysis, consideration of verse drama, vocal issues specific to the form, as well as issues common to all dramatic performance. Students will perform a variety of scenes and monologues from a comedy, a tragedy, and a history play. Prerequisite THR 205 or permission of instructor. Fulfills Core requirement(s): VPA.

THR 310 (FRN 310). Staging French Theater (3).

A course in French literature in which students experience performing plays in French, some of these in front of an audience. Plays and / or scene selections taken from the repertoire of the medieval, classical, eighteenth century and contemporary French theater. Students will analyze plays for structure, style and themes. Works selected will be studied not simply as objects for performance but also for their literary merit. Class conducted in French. Theater students and others with the requisite skills in French are also invited to enroll in this course. Fulfills core Visual and Performing Arts requirement. (VPA) Prerequisites: Any FRN 200 level course.

THR 314 . Costume Design (3).

an introduction to costume design and production techniques, this course provides a basic understanding of the elements of costume design, research methods, rendering and presentation, as well as practicum experience. Fulfills core Visual and Performing Arts requirement.(VPA) Prerequisite: Sophomore status or permission of instructor.

THR 315 . Scene Design (3).

This course examines the procedures and practices of contemporary set designers, for initial concept to finished scenic enviroment. Students develop theoretical stage designs to gain experience in te design process using historical research, script analysis, collage, sketches, and scenic models. Prerequisite: Sophomore status or permission of instructor. Fulfills Core requirement(s): VPA.

THR 317 . Lighting Design (3).

A study of the technology and aesthetics of designing light for the stage. Students recieve hands-on experience with the fundamentals of electricity and wiring, theatrical lighting equipment and procdures. Assignments involve designing lights for performances in theater and dance. Prerequisite: sophmore status or permissions of instructor. Fulfills core Visual and Performing Arts requirement. (VPA)

THR 318 . Topics in Technical Theatre (1-3).

A selection of courses intended to provide in depth study of specific topics in technical theatre and design, offered in accordance with current student and faculty interest. Selections may include, but are not limited to, sound design and technology, advanced stagecraft, computer assisted design (CAD), scenic painting, and makeup design. Different topics carry different course credit, as determined by the department. This course may be repeated for credit.

THR 319 (ENG 319). Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama (3).

The course will focus on popular non-Shakespearean plays written and performed in England during the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Special attention will be given to comedic and tragic traditions and to issues of class, politics, and gender. Prerequisites: WRT 101 and ENG 200 ENG 210 or ENG 218.

THR 330 (ENG 330). Literary London (3).

This course examines literature about London, one of the world's major cities, produced in England during the 18th and 19th centuries. We will study selected texts - poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and plays - that consider London's diversity and its significance as a cultural and commercial center, reflect on the social, political, philosophical, and religious ideas that have inspired representations of London, and recognize the contribution that London has made to English literature. The course is open to anyone with an interest and enthusiasm for the subject. It satisfies departmental requirements for major electives in the literature of the 18th and 19th centuries and, for theatre majors, one of the literature requirements. Students enrolled in this course will participate in a twelve-day study tour of London and its environs during January break. Additional fees will be required. Prerequisites: WRT 101 and ENG 200, ENG 210, or ENG 218.

THR 335 . Devised Theatre (3).

This course is an exploration into the methods of creating dynamic and spontaneous theatre that maximizes the creative potential of each participant through the creation of group-project. Rather than the traditional playwright-director-actor-designer roles, this ensemble-generated method of play-making gives everyone an equal voice in and responsibility for the creative process. Devised theatre incorporates elements of acting, directing, dance, movement, voice, playwriting, stagecraft and more, and in this course we will investigate Devised Theatre through in-class exercises and long-form compositions rehearsed and created in and out of the classroom towards generating an original final presentation for an audience. Prerequisites: THR 105

THR 340 . Directing (3).

An introduction to the art and craft of directing for the theatre. Students will study the history, technique and methodology of directing through readings, in-class discussion, scene study, and studio work. Prerequisites: THR 205 plus six hours of theatre courses, junior or senior standing or permission of the instructor. Fulfills core Visual and Performing Arts requirement. (VPA)

THR 342 (PHL 342). Philosophy & the Theatre: Ancient Greek (3).

This course offers one a study of the intimate weave between the development of ancient Greek philosophy and that of ancient Greek theatre. Through careful analysis of both philosophic and theatrical texts, one is afforded a richer and more sophisticated sense of the genealogical/conceptual/cultural interdependence of both genres of wisdom literature. Set within a phenomenological resurrection of the political and religious realities that nurtured to life such philosophical artistry, the study will walk through the great pillars of classical theatre, tragedians and comic playwrights both, as well as those of classical philosophy (Plato and Aristotle). Fulfills core Visual and Performing Arts requirement. (VPA)

THR 368 (ENG 368). Modern American Drama (3).

A survey of the major American playwrights beginning O'Neill and normally including Maxwell Anderson, Rice, Odets, Miller, Albee, Wilder, Saroyan, and Williams. Prerequisites: WRT 101 and ENG 200 or ENG 218.

THR 369 (GWS 357/ENG 369). Modern European Drama (3).

A study of representative plays of European dramatists from the mid-19th century to mid-20th centuries. Prerequisite:ENG 100,ENG 200/218.

THR 371 (ENG 371/CMM 380/GWS 351). Critical Approaches to Film (3).

An introduction to film genre, genre theory and film criticism, the course will examine the generic conventions that govern production and reception of film texts. Film genres may include the screwball comedy, the melodrama, the western, the musical, the gangster picture, film noir and others. Prerequisites: WRT 101, and ENG 200, ENG 210, or ENG 218. Fulfills Core Requirement(s): VPA.

THR 372 (CMM 381/ENG 372). History of Film: Beginnings to 1940 (3).

This course will survey major developments in cinema from the devent of the medium near the end of the nineteenth century, through the emergence of a syntax for narrative film during the silent era, to the arrival and entrenchment of the sound film in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The nature of the course is such that our concerns will be manifold, but they will surely include attention to the following: the work of several pioneers of the medium-the Lumiere brothers, Thomas Edison (and his major collaborator william Kennedy Laurie Dickinson), Georges Melies, and Edwin S. Porter; D.W. Griffith's central role in the creation of a "language" for moving images and his equally significant role in turning film into a popular medium; some of the formal experiments that took place in Germany in the 20s-German expressionism, in particular, as well as the Kammerspielfilm; Soviet montage; French impressionism and surrealism; the great Hollywood comics of the 20s; the development of sound technology and its impact on film form; the importance of genre in the development of the film industry; and French poetic realism. Without scanting attention to such historical matters, we will also, however, want to engage particular film texts: thus much of our time in class will be spent discussing individual films. Prerequisites WRT 101 and ENG 200, ENG 210 or ENG 218. Fulfills Core requirement(s): VPA.

THR 373 (ENG 373/CMM 382). History of Film: 1940 to the Present (3).

A study of the developmenbt of film since 1940. The course will examine social, technical, and artistic aspects of important films by influential directors, addressing in particular the well-made Hollywood film, Italian neo-realism, French new wave, and the rise of auteurism. Prerequisites: WRT 101 and ENG 200, ENG 210 or ENG 218. Fulfills Core Requirement(s): VPA.

THR 374 (SPN 374). Lat Amer & Us Latino Theatre (3).

A study of major Latin American and U.S. Latino plays. Emphasis on dramatic literature in relation to performance and cultural contexts. Some production of scenes. Fulfills core Visual and Performing Arts requirement. (VPA) Prerequisite: SPN 104. Suggested prior course: SPN 201. Not open to Freshmen.

THR 382 . Creative Drama for the Classroom (3).

Study practical ways to use theatre and theatre games to enrich teaching methods for a variety of academic subjects such as social studies, english, science, etc. Usage and implementation of these exercises for young people in extracurricular environments such as summer camps and after school programs will be explored as well. Building on the theory of multiple intelligences and addressing the New York state learning standards, students will adapt creative drama exercises for elementary and secondary classroom curricula and implement them in classroom workshops. Prerequisite: ENG 200/218

THR 386 (CRW 386/ENG 386). Introduction to Playwriting (3).

A workshop that introduces students to the techniques of dramatic writing. In our explorations of structure, dialogue and methods of characterization, students begin by writing one- to two- page exercises, advance to outlines for plot and character and finally write a ten-minute play which is performed in class.Prerequisite: WRT 101. Fulfills Core requirement(s): VPA.

THR 389 (CRW 389/ENG 389). Writing the One Act Play (3).

The goal of this writing workshop is to write a one-act play. The course is designed for students who have some experience with writing plays or a strong creative writing background. Students will first explore the techniques of dramatic writing through examples, exercises, and class discussion, advance to plot outlines and character sketches, and finally write a one-act play, which will be performed in class. Prerequisite: WRT 101. Fulfills Core requirement(s): VPA.

THR 390 . Independent Study (3-6).

A student who wishes to pursue a theatre project in acting, directing, dramatic literature, design or stage management for academic credit must submit, prior to registration: a proposed plan that includes a description of the project and its goals, the methods to be followed, schedule of work and supervision, end product, evaluation procedure and number of credits sought. The proposal must be approved by the supervising faculty member, the department chair and the dean of arts and sciences' office, where they are kept on file. The usual prerequisite is one or more courses in Theatre Arts, along with considerable practical experience in productions.

THR 410 . Career Development in the Theatre (1).

This course provides in the creation of resumes and cover letters, design portfolios, and audition techniques. The intention is to prepare students for the interview and audition process either for work in the profession of admission into graduate school. The class will meet for three hours on Saturdays: twice in the beginning of the semester, twice mid-semester, and once at the end of the semester. This is a pass/fail course and may only be taken once for credit in either the junior or senior. Pass/ Fail only.

THR 411 . Audition Workshop (1).

This course provides guidance in the creation of a monologue repertoire for actors and basic techniques for use in professional auditions. The intention is to prepare students for auditions and callbacks either for work in professional theatre or film or admission into graduate school. This one-credit class will meet periodically during the semester and will culminate in a final audition presentation for faculty and invited guests. This is a pass/fail course and may be taken once for credit in either the Junior or Senior year, or Sophomores with permission of instructor.

THR 428 (PSC 428/ENG 428). Politics and Literature (3).

Does literature reflect on the use of power, authority, ideology and identity? How does literature affect us and the way we interpret the political world? What makes theatre political? What hopes for changing the world does theatre dramatize? How does the theatre become a productive site for representing, and even enacting, political change? This course explores these questions by reading various literary works including a number of plays from different time periods. The encompassing question this course tries to answer (by analyzing the perspectives of different authors) is: What does it mean to have political freedom?

THR 440 . Theatre Context (4).

An advanced exploration of the theatrical production process. Students assume the roles of directors and designers as they prepare several theoretical productions. Projects focus on collaborative procedure and "mise en scene," including text analysis, performance theory, creative and historical research and period and stylistic choices in scenic and costume design. Three hours of lecture/discussion and and one hour of workshop per week. Prerequisite: Nine hours of theatre courses or consent of instructor.

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