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101

THEA 101. Technical Theatre Practicum. .25 Credits.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:2.5; Repeatable
Quarter-course credit for supervised participation in any one of several aspects of theatrical production of the Department of Theatre and Dance's major productions. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

102

THEA 102. Theatrical Rehearsal and Performance. .25 Credits.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:4; Repeatable
Quarter-course credit for substantial participation in a major theatrical production; for example, as actor, stage manager, vocal coach, choreographer. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

103

THEA 103. Audition Technique. .25 Credits.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:3; Repeatable
Working on monologues as a form for the auditioning actor. This study culminates in actual presentations for graduate school and/or conservatory auditions. Prerequisites: seniors only and permission of instructor.

110

THEA 110. Acting I. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:4
Introduction to acting: a critical approach to drama and personal expression, including physical, vocal, and interpretive aspects of performance. Prerequisite: seniors by permission only.

149

THEA 149. Live! On Stage. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3
Introductory study of theatre (playwriting, directing, acting, movement, design, criticism); stresses the elements of drama, their interaction, and thier realization in theatrical production.

207

THEA 207. Musical Theatre. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:1.5,Other:1.5
An experiential study of musical theatre as an art form with unique conventions and aesthetics, focusing on the performance and production elements of the Broadway stage. Some experience suggested. Crosslisted as DANC 207. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

215

THEA 215. Introduction to Movement. 1 Credit.

Offered Occasionally; Lecture hours:1.5,Other:1.5
This lecture/laboratory class encourages the discovery and exploration of basic movement principles, qualities, body alignment and cultural awareness. Suitable for students wanting to increase body consciousness.

220

THEA 220. Acting II. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Spring Semester; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:3
Application of technique and improvisation to the performance of scenes, with emphasis on characterization and textual analysis. Prerequisites: THEA 110 and permission of the instructor.

230

THEA 230. Acting Styles. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Fall Semester; Lecture hours:4
Exploring styles of acting in plays from different periods, including Greek and Shakespearean tragedy and Comedy of Manners. Prerequisite: THEA 110 or THEA 220 or permission of the instructor.

240

THEA 240. Directing the Play. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
The critical and creative responsibilities of the director; the principles of directing and their application. Prerequisite: THEA 110 or THEA 220 or permission of the instructor.

245

THEA 245. Entertainment Technology. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Fall Semester; Lecture hours:1,Other:2
From sawdust to soundboards this course focuses on today's technical stage environment including scenery construction, lighting, sound systems and rigging for theatre, dance, and music concerts. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

246

THEA 246. Scene Design. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Create an environment for the action. Through selected projects students explore how to convey mood, character, indicate time and place, and how to reinforce theme through the visual environment. Emphasis in this introductory class is on learning effective play analysis, period research, and how to express important themes and characterization visually. Students develop drawing, drafting and model building skills.

248

THEA 248. Theatrical Lighting Design. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Spring Semester; Lecture hours:1,Other:2
An introduction to and practice in theatrical stage lighting. Primary emphasis in aesthetics and function of light in design. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

249

THEA 249. Mask and Makeup Design. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Fall Semester; Lecture hours:3
The study of stage makeup (including corrective and character) progresses to the design of makeup as mask and then to the design of three-dimensional masks for performance. Our study emphasizes the ways that the performance, ritual, and festival traditions of the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania have influenced present performance styles in theatre and dance.

250

THEA 250. Costume and Fashion. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
An overview of the history of costume from the Egyptian period to the present; stresses fashion as the mirror of the attitudes of each age.

251

THEA 251. Costume Design. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:1,Other:2
Introduction to design of clothing for the stage; emphasis on character analysis and design for plays in different styles and periods.

252

THEA 252. Sound Design. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3,Other:2
This course is directed at students with limited experience in sound design. The course will explore both theoretical and practical aspects of audio mixing and reinforcement.

253

THEA 253. World Dress. 1 Credit.

Offered Occasionally; Lecture hours:3
This course explores dress and clothing as an expression of culture. Topics include: agency, practice, identity, performance, cultural preservation, aesthetics, the body, gender, ethnicity, globalization.

254

THEA 254. Computer-Aided Design for the Stage. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Fall Semester; Lecture hours:3,Other:1
An introduction to CAD for use in theatre and other entertainment venues. Includes basic CAD training in technical drafting, scenic modeling and lighting design.

255

THEA 255. The Art of Costume Craft. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Fall Semester; Lecture hours:2,Other:3
Use creativity and imagination in the studio to explore the sculptural and expressive nature of costume design as art.

256

THEA 256. Rituals, Festivals, Institutions. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Investigates various theories concerning the origins of Western theatre in ritual performance and explores the development of theatrical institutions from the Greeks to Shakespeare in the context of social, philosophical, and religious values.

258

THEA 258. Modernism in Performance. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Spring Semester; Lecture hours:3
Addresses the diversity of dramatic styles and thematic interests of modernist playwrights: Buchner, Ibsen, Brecht, Beckett, and Handke; emphasizes historical context and analysis of production values.

260

THEA 260. Theatre and Revolution. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Fall Semester; Lecture hours:3
Focuses on the relationship between ideology and media, specifically how theatre promotes, resists or escapes from the conflict between the status quo and revolutionary change.

261

THEA 261. Inner Journey: Sam Shepard and American Theatre. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Fall Semester; Lecture hours:3,Other:1
Sam Shepard has his finger on the pulse of post-modern America. This study of his plays and films charts the transformation of his dramatic style, from absurdism through jazz and rock'n'roll to realism, and explores the profound changes in Shepard's vision of the theatre and American culture.

264

THEA 264. Theatre in London. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3
Theatrical productions on the contemporary London stage studied through attendance at performances, script analysis and discussions with actors, directors, designers, and production personnel. Crosslisted as ENGL 289.

265

THEA 265. Special Studies in Theatre. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
In appropriate years, special topics such as stage combat, mime, or theatrical criticism will be studied.

2NT

THEA 2NT. Theatre Non-traditional Study. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:3
Non-traditional study in theatre. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

314

THEA 314. Seminar in Contemporary Scenography. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Spring Semester; Lecture hours:3
Study of the visual art, theatre and dance movements that exert a pervasive influence on contemporary stage design. Emphasis is placed on relating contemporary performance styles to their antecedents such as the Ballets Russes, the New Stagecraft Movement, the Theatre of the Bauhaus, and experiments in actor/audience relationships.

319

THEA 319. Individual Projects. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Individual, special projects supervised by the instructor, honors thesis. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

342

THEA 342. Devising Performance. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Fall Semester; Lecture hours:3
An exploration into the process of creating collaborative theatre. This class examines new ways of authoring performance with multiple artists (designers, writers, performers, etc.) working together to manifest a shared vision. Prerequisites: THEA 240 and/or DANC 262.

347

THEA 347. Visual Style. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Spring Semester; Lecture hours:3
In this advanced seminar on design for the stage, scene, costume, and lighting designers collaborate on plays and projects. Emphasis on exploring actor/audience relationships, and looking to influential visual arts movements for inspiration. Prerequisite: THEA 246, THEA 248, or THEA 251 or permission of the instructor.

357

THEA 357. Performance Opus. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Spring Semester; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:6
The Performance Opus is an advanced theatre course that showcases the culmination of the Bucknell actor training experience. In addition, the class is a course in career preparation for performance. Prerequisite: permission of the instrucctor.

365

THEA 365. Independent Studies in Theatre. 1 Credit.

Offered Occasionally; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:3
Independent special studies in theatre or dance performance, history, design, or technology.

390

THEA 390. Applied and Interactive Theatre. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Spring Semester; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:2
Explores theatrical performance as a vehicle for social transformation. Uses techniques from Theatre of the Oppressed, Playback Theatre and improvisation to develop community-oriented service learning projects. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

393

THEA 393. Seminar in Avant-Garde Performance. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternate Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
This study of experimental aesthetics traces the development of a new paradigm for 20th-century and 21st-century "multi-media" art forms and the aesthetics of "total theatre." The course explores thematic topics such as The Theatre of Social Change, The Self as Content, Theatre and Therapy, The Poor Theatre, Environmental and Formalist Experiments, Happenings and Performance Art. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

397

THEA 397. Seminar in Special Topics. 1 Credit.

Offered Occasionally; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Particular theatre topics selected by the instructor. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

3NT

THEA 3NT. Theatre Non-traditional Study. .5-4 Credits.

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer; Lecture hours:Varies
Non-traditional study in theatre. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

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