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Lower Division Courses

1A. Introduction to Dance for Music Theater (1)
Studio, four hours. Designed for Theater majors. Introduction to basic music theater dance technique. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.
1B. Introduction to Dance for Music Theater (1)
Studio, four hours. Designed for Theater majors. Introduction to basic music theater dance technique. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.
1C. Introduction to Dance for Music Theater (1)
Studio, four hours. Designed for Theater majors. Introduction to basic music theater dance technique. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.
2. Theater in Performance: International Theater Festival (5)
Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Exploration of theater in performance as revealed in productions and guest artists of UCLA International Theater Festival, with emphasis on collaborative role of theater artists and active role of audience. Students view selected productions, go back stage to discover how they are realized, and meet creative team. Letter grading.
4. Israel and Palestine in Literature and Media (5)
Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Readings in English. Exploration of Israel and Palestine through artistic, cultural, and political modes of analysis. Examination of selected works of literature, theater, and film dramatic by Israeli, Palestinian, and Western artists, looking beyond facile cultural clichés to deeper insights. Letter grading.
10. Introduction to Theater (5)
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Exploration of theater in production, with emphasis on collaborative role of theater artists and active role of audience. Understanding of and access to live theatrical event and enhanced appreciation of value of theater to society; development of critical skills through consideration of representative examples of theatrical production from Europe, America, Asia, and Africa. Letter grading.
11. Approaches to Interpretation of Theater and Performance (5)
Lecture, four hours. Introduction to basic methods of interpretation in theater and performance throughout world. Topics illustrated by faculty members and guest speakers, visits to off-campus theaters, and reading from contemporary plays. Letter grading.
12. Introduction to Performance (4)
Lecture, two hours; studio, four hours. Investigation of phenomenon of performance and role of performer in theatrical events, including interpretation of drama through performance. Examination of various forms of theatrical performance and styles of expression, and development of acting, voice, and movement skills. Letter grading.
13. Play Reading and Analysis (5)
Lecture, three hours. Provides base for subsequent study in theater. Development of techniques of play reading and habits of scholarship useful to further study in each of theater's subdisciplines, including acting, directing, design, playwriting, and critical study. Letter grading.
14A. Introduction to Design (5)
Lecture, three hours; studio, six hours. Exploration of visual interpretation of drama. Study of styles and techniques of design, collaborative role of designer, principles of design for scenery, lighting, costumes, and sound. Both technical and aesthetic groundwork for further study. Letter grading.
14B. Introduction to Design (5)
Lecture, three hours; studio, six hours. Exploration of visual interpretation of drama. Study of styles and techniques of design, collaborative role of designer, principles of design for scenery, lighting, costumes, and sound. Both technical and aesthetic groundwork for further study. Letter grading.
14C. Introduction to Design (5)
Lecture, three hours; studio, six hours. Exploration of visual interpretation of drama. Study of styles and techniques of design, collaborative role of designer, principles of design for scenery, lighting, costumes, and sound. Both technical and aesthetic groundwork for further study. Letter grading.
15. Introduction to Directing (4)
Lecture, two hours; studio, four hours. Investigation of role of director in theatrical production and theories of play direction, with emphasis on analysis and interpretation of dramatic work and its realization in production. Letter grading.
19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars (1)
Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.
20. Acting Fundamentals (4)
Studio, four hours. Introduction to interpretation of drama through art of actor. Development of individual insights, skills, and disciplines in presentation of dramatic material to audiences. P/NP or letter grading.
21. Acting for Camera (2 to 4)
Lecture, three hours. Development and practice in acting techniques. Preparation and taping of scenes for analysis. May be repeated twice for credit. Letter grading.
23. Musical Literacy for Singing Actors I (2)
Studio, three to four hours. Introduction to reading and understanding musical notation, musical terminology, and basic to complex rhythm-reading and sight-singing in C major. Letter grading.
24A. Voice and Speech I (1)
Studio, three to four hours. Development of voice and speech techniques for stage. Letter grading.
24B. Voice and Speech I (1)
Studio, three to four hours. Development of voice and speech techniques for stage. Letter grading.
24C. Voice and Speech I (1)
Studio, three to four hours. Development of voice and speech techniques for stage. Letter grading.
25A. Movement and Combat I (1)
Studio, three to four hours. Physical awareness for actors, concentrating on warming up body, relaxation, control, stunts, gymnastics, martial arts, and use of weapons. Letter grading.
25B. Movement and Combat I (1)
Studio, three to four hours. Physical awareness for actors, concentrating on warming up body, relaxation, control, stunts, gymnastics, martial arts, and use of weapons. Letter grading.
25C. Movement and Combat I (1)
Studio, three to four hours. Physical awareness for actors, concentrating on warming up body, relaxation, control, stunts, gymnastics, martial arts, and use of weapons. Letter grading.
26. Alexander Techniques (2)
Studio, three hours. Study and practice in Alexander techniques as method of developing balance, poise, and coordination of body and mind. Exploration of use of rhythm to expand movement potential of actors and relevant use of visual arts and animal studies to character development and to expansion of movement potential. P/NP or letter grading.
27. From Vaudeville to Standup Comedy (2)
Studio, three hours. Exploration of many aspects of comedy using American vaudeville traditions, acts, and performers as historical base to experience importance of rhythm, timing, delivery, speech, and body language in all styles of comedy, to find value of improvisation/imagination as well as innovative writing skills in all comic forms, to discover how comedy draws from so many art forms, including music/songs, dance, storytelling, clowning, magic, design, and tumbling/stunts, and to build overall confidence/ease in comic performance skills. P/NP or letter grading.
28A. Acting, Voice, and Movement Workshop I (2)
Studio, three to six hours. Study of beginning acting technique, scene study, and development of voice and movement skills. May be repeated for maximum of 12 units. Letter grading.
28B. Acting, Voice, and Movement Workshop I (2)
Studio, three to six hours. Study of beginning acting technique, scene study, and development of voice and movement skills. May be repeated for maximum of 12 units. Letter grading.
28C. Acting, Voice, and Movement Workshop I (2)
Studio, three to six hours. Study of beginning acting technique, scene study, and development of voice and movement skills. May be repeated for maximum of 12 units. Letter grading.
28D. Acting, Voice, and Movement Workshop I (2)
Studio, six hours. Study of beginning acting technique, scene study, and development of voice and movement skills. May be repeated for maximum of 12 units. Letter grading.
28E. Acting, Voice, and Movement Workshop I (2)
Studio, six hours. Study of beginning acting technique, scene study, and development of voice and movement skills. May be repeated for maximum of 12 units. Letter grading.
28F. Acting, Voice, and Movement Workshop I (2)
Studio, six hours. Study of beginning acting technique, scene study, and development of voice and movement skills. May be repeated for maximum of 12 units. Letter grading.
30. Dramatic Writing (4)
Studio, three hours. Exploration and development of creative writing skills for one or more of various forms of entertainment media. May be repeated once. Letter grading.
34A. Dance for Musical Theater I (1)
Studio, five hours. Development of dance and movement techniques for musical theater. Letter grading.
34B. Dance for Musical Theater I (1)
Studio, five hours. Development of dance and movement techniques for musical theater. Letter grading.
34C. Dance for Musical Theater I (1)
Studio, five hours. Development of dance and movement techniques for musical theater. Letter grading.
35A. Singing for Musical Theater I (1)
Studio, four to five hours. Exploration of musical literacy and development of singing techniques for musical theater. Basic voice training to explore how voice works, learn to maintain appropriate and consistent voice, and learn to preserve voice health. How to build stamina and range. Letter grading.
35B. Singing for Musical Theater I (1)
Studio, four to five hours. Exploration of musical literacy and development of singing techniques for musical theater. Basic voice training to explore how voice works, learn to maintain appropriate and consistent voice, and learn to preserve voice health. How to build stamina and range. Letter grading.
35C. Singing for Musical Theater I (1)
Studio, four to five hours. Exploration of musical literacy and development of singing techniques for musical theater. Basic voice training to explore how voice works, learn to maintain appropriate and consistent voice, and learn to preserve voice health. How to build stamina and range. Letter grading.
50. Theater Production (1 to 2)
Laboratory, three to six hours. Laboratory experience in various aspects of theater production, including stage management or member of production crew. May be repeated for maximum of 8 units. Letter grading.
72. Production Practice in Theater, Film, Video, and Digital Media (1 to 8)
Studio, three hours. Exploration and laboratory experience in one or more of various aspects of production and postproduction practice for entertainment media, including theater, film, video, and digital media. May be taken for maximum of 8 units. Letter grading.
89. Honors Seminars (1)
Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.
99. Student Research Program (1 to 2)
Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.

Upper Division Courses

101A. Making Tradition (5)
Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Examination of traditional performance traditions in terms of how they were produced, including training techniques, archive practices, and forms of history. Examples may include classical Greek tragedy, Noh and Kyogen, Za ju and Chuanqi, Quem Queritis/English medieval festival plays, Sanskrit drama, Yoruba/Egungun, Yaqui deer dance, depending on faculty and resources available. Letter grading.
101B. Reconstructing Theatrical Past (5)
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Reconstructing theater is understood in several ways: reconstruction of performance spaces such as New Globe and of specific productions and traditions such as neoclassicism that seek to reinstate classical traditions. Letter grading.
101C. Deconstructing Theater (5)
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Exploration of deconstructive practices such as fragmentation, abstraction, and absurdism, with focus on theatrical movements, directorial adaptations, cultural translations, and new forms. Letter grading.
102A. Theater of Japan (5)
Lecture, three hours. Exploration of major theater traditions of Japan from emergence of earliest theatrical activity to present, including investigation of Noh, Bunraku, and Kabuki performance traditions. Letter grading.
102B. Theater of Southeast Asia (5)
Lecture, three hours. Examination of representative theatrical genre from various geographical areas in Southeast Asia to illustrate importance and contribution that theater plays in society. Letter grading.
102C. Cross-Cultural Currents in Theater (4)
Lecture, three hours. Exploration of interculturalism in theater, with focus on 20th-century alternatives to naturalism. Analysis of historical materials and dramatic texts to investigate cultural, aesthetic, ethical, and social implications of borrowing from other cultures. Letter grading.
102E. Theater of Non-European World (5)
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Survey of theater forms of non-European world in which primary attention is concentrated on examination and analysis of traditional dance-drama and puppet theaters of East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Middle East, and Africa. Analogous forms from European theater included for comparative purposes. P/NP or letter grading.
M103A. African American Theater History: Slavery to Mid-1800s (4)
(Same as Afro-American Studies M103A.) Lecture, three hours. Designed for juniors/seniors. Exploration of extant materials on history and literature of theater as developed and performed by African American artists in America from slavery to mid-1800s. Letter grading.
M103B. African American Theater History: Minstrel Stage to Rise of American Musical (4)
(Same as Afro-American Studies M103B.) Lecture, three hours. Designed for juniors/seniors. Exploration of extant materials on history and literature of theater as developed and performed by African American artists in America from minstrel stage to rise of American musical. Letter grading.
M103C. Origins and Evolution of Chicano Theater (5)
(Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M103C.) Lecture, three hours. Designed for juniors/seniors. Exploration of development of Chicano theater from its beginning in legends and rituals of ancient Mexico to work of Luis Valdez (late 1960s). P/NP or letter grading.
M103D. Contemporary Chicano Theater: Beginning of Chicano Theater Movement (5)
(Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M103D.) Lecture, three hours. Analysis and discussion of historical and political events from 1965 to 1980, as well as theatrical traditions that led to emergence of Chicano theater. Letter grading.
M103E. African American Theater History: Depression to Present (4)
(Same as Afro-American Studies M103E.) Lecture, three hours. Designed for juniors/seniors. Exploration of extant materials on history and literature of theater as developed and performed by African American artists in America from Depression to present. Letter grading.
103F. Native American Theater (5)
Lecture, three hours. Study of American Indian theater as evolving art form. P/NP or letter grading.
M103G. Contemporary Chicano Theater: Chicano Theater since 1980 (5)
(Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M103G.) Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course M103D. Analysis and discussion of Chicano theater since 1980, including discussion of Chicana playwrights, magic realism, Chicano comedy, and Chicano performance art. Letter grading.
104A. History of American Theater: Revolutionary War to Civil War (5)
Lecture, three hours. Study of history of influence of different cultures, traditions, and technologies on development of theater as social institution in America. Letter grading.
104B. History of American Theater: Civil War to World War I (5)
Lecture, three hours. Study of history of influence of different cultures, traditions, and technologies on development of theater as social institution in America. Letter grading.
104C. History of American Theater: World War I to Present (5)
Lecture, three hours. Study of history of influence of different cultures, traditions, and technologies on development of theater as social institution in America. Letter grading.
105. Main Currents in Theater (5)
Lecture, three hours. Critical examination of leading theories of theater from 1887 to present. Study and discussion of modern styles of production. P/NP or letter grading.
106. History of American Theater and Drama (5)
Lecture, three hours. Survey of key works of American dramatic literature and landmarks of American theater history. Letter grading.
107. Drama of Diversity (5)
Lecture, three hours. Investigation of diversity in American society as manifested in dramatic works and theatrical presentations. Letter grading.
108. Undergraduate Seminar: History and Criticism (5)
Seminar, four hours. Limited to 15 students. Selected topics in history and criticism of theater and performance. Study of how experimental theaters originate, how they imagine their form of performance, their audience, and their goals. Concentration on theaters that regarded themselves, in some way, as experimental. Examples primarily from theaters within U.S. from 1960s to present, although examples from other countries, specifically Poland, also considered. Letter grading.
M109. Art and Performance: Interdisciplinary Approach to Collections of Getty Center (4)
(Same as Honors Collegium M120.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Drawing from objects in five major collections at Getty Museum, focus on five parallel historical periods in which political, social, and aesthetic philosophy of age is examined in musical and dramatic performance. Letter grading.
110. History of American Musical Theater (5)
Lecture, three hours. Survey of history of American musical: its composers, writers, and performers from musical's emergence in immigrant cultures to Broadway and Off-Broadway. With its roots in British music halls and comic opera, Viennese operetta and African American jazz, American musical theater emerged as vivid and popular art form with its own culture and identity. Letter grading.
111A. Selected Topics in European Theater (5)
Lecture, three hours. Investigation in depth of selected areas of study in traditions of European performance to be arranged by historical period, nation of tradition, genre, or other categories. May be repeated twice for credit. P/NP or letter grading.
111B. Selected Topics in European Theater (5)
Lecture, three hours. Investigation in depth of selected areas of study in traditions of European performance to be arranged by historical period, nation of tradition, genre, or other categories. May be repeated twice for credit. P/NP or letter grading.
111C. Selected Topics in European Theater (5)
Lecture, three hours. Investigation in depth of selected areas of study in traditions of European performance to be arranged by historical period, nation of tradition, genre, or other categories. May be repeated twice for credit. P/NP or letter grading.
M112. Interpreting Performance: Examination of Social, Historical, and Cultural Models for Performing Arts (5)
(Same as Honors Collegium M154.) Lecture, two hours; discussion, two hours. Examination of nature of performance in theory and practice and of social, historical, and cultural contexts in which performance traditions have evolved. Attendance at approximately seven designated performances/events required. P/NP or letter grading.
113. Special Topics in Critical Studies (5)
Lecture, three or four hours. Consult "Schedule of Classes" for author, period, genre, or subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.
115A. Acting I (4)
Studio, six hours. Study of beginning acting technique: improvisation, games, and sense memory with examination of action and objective exercises and outline of Stanislavsky system. Letter grading.
115B. Acting I (4)
Studio, six hours. Study of beginning acting technique: improvisation, games, and sense memory with examination of action and objective exercises and outline of Stanislavsky system. Letter grading.
115C. Acting I (4)
Studio, six hours. Study of beginning acting technique: improvisation, games, and sense memory with examination of action and objective exercises and outline of Stanislavsky system. Letter grading.
116A. Acting II (4)
Studio, six hours. Development of acting skills through scene study, use of self, and personalization. Examination of characterization exercises and their application to contemporary American scenes. Letter grading.
116B. Acting II (4)
Studio, six hours. Development of acting skills through scene study, use of self, and personalization. Examination of characterization exercises and their application to contemporary American scenes. Letter grading.
116C. Acting II (4)
Studio, six hours. Development of acting skills through scene study, use of self, and personalization. Examination of characterization exercises and their application to contemporary American scenes. Letter grading.
118A. Creative Dramatics (4)
Lecture/laboratory, four hours. Studies of principles and procedures of improvisational approach to drama as done with children from nursery school to junior high. P/NP or letter grading.
118B. Advanced Creative Dramatics (2 to 4)
Lecture, four hours; other, to be arranged. Practical application of creative drama process. Exploration of interrelationships of arts to traditional disciplines of learning. May be repeated once for credit. P/NP or letter grading.
118C. Interactive Theater (4)
Laboratory, four hours. Active, problem-solving process of theater exercises and games designed to examine racial stereotypes, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and other issues that divide members of campus community, as well as issues that divide campus from Los Angeles community. Selected to increase social and political awareness of problems and ideas fundamental to intellectual development, exercises and games nurture skills and attitudes useful in facilitating discussions between actors and audience participants. Use of techniques of sensory awareness, movement, pantomime, improvisation, and characterization. Letter grading.
118D. ArtsBridge Teaching Practicum (4)
Lecture, four hours. Requisites: courses 118A, 118B. Development of K-12 teaching materials to integrate theater with specific core curricula. Collaboration with classroom teacher to identify core subject to be taught. Language arts, science, history, mathematics, and social sciences are possible curricular areas. Development of evaluation tools to measure effectiveness of incorporating theater materials into curriculum. Weekly meetings to discuss teaching strategies and prepare written lesson plans that incorporate California Teaching Content Standards, objectives, motivation, detailed implementation of lesson plan, and ideas for assessment. Classroom work culminates in thoroughly documented final project evaluated by ArtsBridge student, classroom teacher, and UCLA faculty members. P/NP or letter grading.
119A. Theater for Child Audience: Theory and Criticism (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Principles of production and performance for child audience. P/NP or letter grading.
119B. Theater for Child Audience: Performance (4)
Lecture, two hours; studio, four hours. Preparation: audition prior to first class meeting. Designed to provide opportunity for students to work together as ensemble, creating through improvisation theater presentation for young audience. Emphasis on testing theoretical concepts through ensemble work, rehearsal, pretesting, and evaluation of original production for possible presentation outside classroom. P/NP or letter grading.
120A. Acting and Performance in Film (5)
Lecture, six hours. Exploration of acting and performance in film. Through screenings of performance-driven films, class discussion, and acting exercises, examination of methods, styles, and performances of some of world's most highly regarded actors and their work. Letter grading.
120B. Acting and Performance in Film (5)
Lecture, six hours. Exploration of acting and performance in film. Through screenings of performance-driven films, class discussion, and acting exercises, examination of methods, styles, and performances of some of world's most highly regarded actors and their work. Letter grading.
120C. Acting and Performance in Film (5)
Lecture, six hours. Exploration of acting and performance in film. Through screenings of performance-driven films, class discussion, and acting exercises, examination of methods, styles, and performances of some of world's most highly regarded actors and their work. Letter grading.
121. Acting Workshop (2)
Studio, to be arranged. Requisite: course 20. Courses 160, 163A, 163B, and 163C may be taken concurrently. Workshop that provides students with opportunity to rehearse, perform, and criticize scenes. May be repeated once for credit. P/NP or letter grading.
122. Makeup for Stage (2)
Studio, two hours. Art of makeup and its relation to production as whole. History, aesthetics, materials, and procedures of makeup. P/NP or letter grading.
123. Intermediate Acting for Stage (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisite: course 20. Study and practice of art of acting through perfecting of techniques and application of those techniques to acting problems. P/NP or letter grading.
124A. Voice and Speech II (1)
Studio, three to four hours. Development of voice and speech techniques for stage. Letter grading.
124B. Voice and Speech II (1)
Studio, three to four hours. Development of voice and speech techniques for stage. Letter grading.
124C. Voice and Speech II (1)
Studio, three to four hours. Development of voice and speech techniques for stage. Letter grading.
124D. Voice and Speech III (1)
Studio, three to four hours. Development of voice and speech techniques for stage. Letter grading.
124E. Voice and Speech III (1)
Studio, three to four hours. Development of voice and speech techniques for stage. Letter grading.
124F. Voice and Speech III (1)
Studio, three to four hours. Development of voice and speech techniques for stage. Letter grading.
125A. Movement and Combat II (1)
Studio, three to four hours. Physical awareness for actors, concentrating on warming up body, relaxation, control, stunts, gymnastics, martial arts, and use of weapons. Letter grading.
125B. Movement and Combat II (1)
Studio, three to four hours. Physical awareness for actors, concentrating on warming up body, relaxation, control, stunts, gymnastics, martial arts, and use of weapons. Letter grading.
125C. Movement and Combat II (1)
Studio, three to four hours. Physical awareness for actors, concentrating on warming up body, relaxation, control, stunts, gymnastics, martial arts, and use of weapons. Letter grading.
125D. Movement and Combat III (1)
Studio, three to four hours. Physical awareness for actors, concentrating on warming up body, relaxation, control, stunts, gymnastics, martial arts, and use of weapons. Letter grading.
125E. Movement and Combat III (1)
Studio, three to four hours. Physical awareness for actors, concentrating on warming up body, relaxation, control, stunts, gymnastics, martial arts, and use of weapons. Letter grading.
125F. Movement and Combat III (1)
Studio, three to four hours. Physical awareness for actors, concentrating on warming up body, relaxation, control, stunts, gymnastics, martial arts, and use of weapons. Letter grading.
126A. Acting III (4)
Studio, six hours. Study of characterization, including introduction to Shakespeare. Approach to verse, scansion, use of embolies in classic texts. Personalization within heightened reality. Letter grading.
126B. Acting III (4)
Studio, six hours. Study of characterization, including introduction to Shakespeare. Approach to verse, scansion, use of embolies in classic texts. Personalization within heightened reality. Letter grading.
126C. Acting III (4)
Studio, six hours. Study of characterization, including introduction to Shakespeare. Approach to verse, scansion, use of embolies in classic texts. Personalization within heightened reality. Letter grading.
127A. Advanced Acting (2)
Studio, six hours. Requisites: courses 126A, 126B, 126C. Comedy workshop, stand-up comedy, performance art pieces. Audition and cold reading workshop. Solving individual acting projects. Letter grading.
127B. Advanced Acting (2)
Studio, six hours. Requisites: courses 126A, 126B, 126C. Comedy workshop, stand-up comedy, performance art pieces. Audition and cold reading workshop. Solving individual acting projects. Letter grading.
127C. Advanced Acting (2)
Studio, six hours. Requisites: courses 126A, 126B, 126C. Comedy workshop, stand-up comedy, performance art pieces. Audition and cold reading workshop. Solving individual acting projects. Letter grading.
128A. Acting, Voice, and Movement Workshop II (2)
Studio, four to six hours. Study of advanced acting technique, scene study, and development of voice and movement skills. May be repeated for maximum of 12 units. Letter grading.
128B. Acting, Voice, and Movement Workshop II (2)
Studio, four to six hours. Study of advanced acting technique, scene study, and development of voice and movement skills. May be repeated for maximum of 12 units. Letter grading.
128C. Acting, Voice, and Movement Workshop II (2)
Studio, four to six hours. Study of advanced acting technique, scene study, and development of voice and movement skills. May be repeated for maximum of 12 units. Letter grading.
128D. Acting, Voice, and Movement Workshop II (2)
Studio, six hours. Study of advanced acting technique, scene study, and development of voice and movement skills. May be repeated for maximum of 12 units. Letter grading.
128E. Acting, Voice, and Movement Workshop II (2)
Studio, six hours. Study of advanced acting technique, scene study, and development of voice and movement skills. May be repeated for maximum of 12 units. Letter grading.
128F. Acting, Voice, and Movement Workshop II (2)
Studio, six hours. Study of advanced acting technique, scene study, and development of voice and movement skills. May be repeated for maximum of 12 units. Letter grading.
CM129. Contemporary Topics in Theater, Film, and Television (2)
(Same as Film and Television CM129.) Lecture, two hours; screenings, two hours. Limited to junior/senior and graduate theater/film and television students. Examination of creative process in theater, film, and television, with consideration of writing, direction, production, and performance. Overview of individual contributions in collaborative effort; examination of distinctiveness and interrelations among these arts. Individual units include participation of leading members of theater, film, and television professions. May be repeated twice for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course CM229. P/NP or letter grading.
130A. Fundamentals of Playwriting I (5)
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Study and analysis of dramatic structure, characterization, and narrative leading to guided completion and critique of student-written one-act play. Letter grading.
130B. Fundamentals of Playwriting II (4)
Lecture, three hours plus conference. Requisite: course 130A. Study in original material for theater, its preparation and development. Designed to give further insight into critical and creating aspects of short and full-length plays and guidance in completion of one-act and full-length plays. May be repeated twice for credit. P/NP or letter grading.
130C. Writing for American Musical Theater (4)
Lecture/laboratory, three hours. Study of practice and techniques used in writing libretto for musical theater: opening numbers, romance, subplots, and comedy. May be repeated once for credit. P/NP or letter grading.
131A. Intermediate Playwriting: Play Strategies and Styles (5)
Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 30 or 130A. Exploration of play forms and writing of one-act play. Letter grading.
131B. Intermediate Playwriting: One-Act Play (5)
Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 131A. Preparation and writing of one-act play and/or outlining of full-length play. May be repeated twice for credit with consent of instructor. Letter grading.
131C. Intermediate Playwriting: Full-Length Play (5)
Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 131A, 131B. Preparation and writing of full-length play. May be repeated twice for credit with consent of instructor. Letter grading.
132. Manuscript Evaluation for Theater (4)
Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 130A. Principles and practices in evaluation of manuscripts for theater. May be repeated once for credit. P/NP or letter grading.
C133A. Script Development Workshop (4 to 8)
Lecture, three hours; studio, four to 24 hours. Guided process of script development, with emphasis on communication, artistic growth, and professional process. May be taken for maximum of 8 units. Concurrently scheduled with course C433A. Letter grading.
C133B. Script Development Workshop (4 to 8)
Lecture, three hours; studio, four to 24 hours. Guided process of script development, with emphasis on communication, artistic growth, and professional process. May be taken for maximum of 8 units. Concurrently scheduled with course C433B. Letter grading.
C133C. Script Development Workshop (4 to 8)
Lecture, three hours; studio, four to 24 hours. Guided process of script development, with emphasis on communication, artistic growth, and professional process. May be taken for maximum of 8 units. Concurrently scheduled with courses C433C. Letter grading.
134A. Dance for Musical Theater II (1)
Studio, five hours. Designed for Theater majors. Development of dance and movement techniques for musical theater. Letter grading.
134B. Dance for Musical Theater II (1)
Studio, five hours. Designed for Theater majors. Development of dance and movement techniques for musical theater. Letter grading.
134C. Dance for Musical Theater II (1)
Studio, five hours. Designed for Theater majors. Development of dance and movement techniques for musical theater. Letter grading.
134D. Dance for Musical Theater III (1)
Studio, five hours. Designed for Theater majors. Development of dance and movement techniques for musical theater. Letter grading.
134E. Dance for Musical Theater III (1)
Studio, five hours. Designed for Theater majors. Development of dance and movement techniques for musical theater. Letter grading.
134F. Dance for Musical Theater III (1)
Studio, five hours. Designed for Theater majors. Development of dance and movement techniques for musical theater. Letter grading.
135A. Singing for Musical Theater II (1)
Studio, five hours. Designed for Theater majors. Exploration of vocal styles and development of singing techniques for musical theater. Letter grading.
135B. Singing for Musical Theater II (1)
Studio, five hours. Designed for Theater majors. Exploration of vocal styles and development of singing techniques for musical theater. Letter grading.
135C. Singing for Musical Theater II (1)
Studio, five hours. Designed for Theater majors. Exploration of vocal styles and development of singing techniques for musical theater. Letter grading.
135D. Singing for Musical Theater III (1)
Studio, five hours. Designed for Theater majors. Exploration of vocal styles and development of singing techniques for musical theater. Letter grading.
135E. Singing for Musical Theater III (1)
Studio, five hours. Designed for Theater majors. Exploration of vocal styles and development of singing techniques for musical theater. Letter grading.
135F. Singing for Musical Theater III (1)
Studio, five hours. Designed for Theater majors. Exploration of vocal styles and development of singing techniques for musical theater. Letter grading.
136. Advanced Acting for Stage (4)
Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 123. Study and practice of art of acting through progression to more advanced acting problems. May be repeated twice for credit. Consecutive enrollment with same instructor not permitted. Total units for courses 136, 137A, 137B, and 137C may not exceed 12 units. Letter grading.
137A. Continuum Study in Acting for Stage (4)
Studio, six hours. Requisite: course 123. Technique of characterization and performance in advanced and complex acting styles. May be repeated once for credit. P/NP or letter grading.
137B. Continuum Study in Acting for Stage (4)
Studio, six hours. Requisite: course 123. Technique of characterization and performance in advanced and complex acting styles. May be repeated once for credit. P/NP or letter grading.
137C. Continuum Study in Acting for Stage (4)
Studio, six hours. Requisite: course 123. Technique of characterization and performance in advanced and complex acting styles. May be repeated once for credit. P/NP or letter grading.
138. Special Problems in Performance Techniques (4)
Studio, four hours. Study of complex problems in voice, movement, and acting. May be repeated twice for credit. P/NP or letter grading.
139. Play Reading and Analysis (5)
Lecture, three hours. Investigation of dramatic texts, with focus on play structure, plot, character, dialog, ideas, and various other elements essential to effective theatrical interpretation and realization. Letter grading.
C140A. Introduction to Programming for Entertainment Design (4)
Studio, three hours. Study and practice in object-based programming using MAX/MSP programming language. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C440A. Letter grading.
C140B. Advanced Programming for Entertainment Design (4)
Studio, three hours. Study and practice in object-based programming using MAX/MSP programming language to control sound and video. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C440B. Letter grading.
C140C. Advanced Projects in Programming for Entertainment Design (4)
Studio, three hours. Advanced projects using object-based programming to control sound and video. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C440C. Letter grading.
C144A. Advanced Sound Design (4)
Lecture, four hours; laboratory, four hours. Study of sound and acoustics as they relate to performance environments, techniques associated with recording, mixing, processing, automation, and reproduction of dialogue, effects, and music tracks for theater sound design. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C444A. Letter grading.
C144B. Advanced Sound Design (4)
Lecture, four hours; laboratory, four hours. Advanced study and practice in preparation and recording of theater sound designs, with emphasis on analysis of script and score, conceptual development of design, and multitrack recording techniques to realize design. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C444B. Letter grading.
C144C. Advanced Sound Design (4)
Lecture, four hours; laboratory, four hours. Study and practice in processing and mixing of live and recorded sound; mix-down of multitrack recordings; preparation of sound tracks and sound reinforcement in theater. Study of creation of sound effects, control of MIDI data, and design techniques for music theater. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C444C. Letter grading.
145. Costume Design for Theater (4)
Lecture/laboratory, four hours. Design of costumes for theatrical presentations. Study of use of silhouette, fabrics, color, and decoration as related to theatrical characterizations. May be repeated once for credit. P/NP or letter grading.
C146A. Art and Process of Entertainment Design (4)
Lecture, three hours. Conceptualization, design, and prototyping of interactive theatrical events. Exploration of original forms of media-rich entertainment experience through lectures, presentations, and seminar participation. Students form collaborative teams to conceive and propose interactive entertainment events. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C446A. Letter grading.
C146B. Art and Process of Entertainment Design (4)
Lecture, three hours. Conceptualization, design, and prototyping of interactive theatrical events. Prototype development; two to five proposals to be more completely defined and developed. Students form collaborative teams for further conceptual development of their project proposals. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C446B. Letter grading.
C146C. Art and Process of Entertainment Design (4 to 8)
Lecture, three to six hours. Conceptualization, design, and prototyping of interactive theatrical events. Prototype development; conceptual refinement and technological realization of prototypes, that may entail creation of elaborate proposals containing storyboards, budgets, and models or may involve production of short performances demonstrating entertainment potential of concepts or prototypes. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C446C. Letter grading.
147A. Drafting (4)
Studio, four hours. Development of visual communication skills through drafting. Exploration of drafting for scenic and lighting designs. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.
147B. Drawing Scenery (4)
Studio, four hours. Introductory course in basic skills necessary for drawing, by hand, scenic design for theater. Letter grading.
148. Special Courses in Design and Technical Theater (4)
Lecture, three hours. Group study of selected subjects in design and technical theater. May be repeated twice for credit. P/NP or letter grading.
149. Introduction to Design (5)
Lecture, three hours. Exploration of interpretation of drama through design, including study of styles and techniques of design, collaborative role of designer, principles of design for scenery, lighting, costumes, and sound. Both technical and aesthetic groundwork for further study. Investigation of techniques for realization of designs in production. Letter grading.
150. Theater Production and Performance (1 to 2)
Laboratory, three to six hours. Laboratory experience in various aspects of theater production, including performance in project or production, stage management, member of crew, or assignment as designer or assistant on production. May be repeated for maximum of 8 units. Letter grading.
C151A. Scenic Design (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Imagination as impetus for design, text analysis, metaphor, and conceptualization. Investigation of design research process, composition, and style leading to visual presentation of design. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C451A. Letter grading.
C151B. Scenic Design for Theater (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Study of scenic design for proscenium, thrust, and arena configurations, multiset productions, and music theater. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C451B. Letter grading.
C151C. Production Design for Film, Television, and Video (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Study of role of art director, scenic design for single-camera and multicamera production, and set decoration. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C451C. Letter grading.
C152A. Lighting Design (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Study of lighting, with emphasis on imagination, text analysis, metaphor, and conceptualization. Investigation of composition and control of light and color in relation to actor. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C452A. Letter grading.
C152B. Lighting Design for Theater (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Study of lighting design for proscenium, thrust, and arena configurations, music theater, and concert lighting. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C452B. Letter grading.
C152C. Lighting Design for Television (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Study of current professional lighting design practices in television for single- and multiple-camera production. Concurrently scheduled with course C452C. Letter grading.
C153A. Costume Design (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Imagination as impetus for design, text analysis, metaphor, and conceptualization. Investigation of design research process, composition, and style leading to visual presentation of design. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C453A. Letter grading.
C153B. Costume Design for Theater (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Study of costume design for proscenium, thrust, and arena configurations, multiset productions, and music theater. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C453B. Letter grading.
C153C. Costume Design for Film and Television (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Study of current professional costume design and wardrobe practices in film and television, including effect of differing media on design choices. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C453C. Letter grading.
C154A. Sound Design (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Introduction to sound and audio in acoustic, audio, and digital domain. Study and practice of techniques for recording, editing, and creating soundscapes. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C454A. Letter grading.
C154B. Sound Design for Theater (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Exploration of sound design for theater and techniques for mixing, reinforcement, and signal processing. Topics include use of delay, equalization, and microphone placement for theater sound reinforcement. Study of creation of sound effects, control of MIDI data, and design techniques for musical theater. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C454B. Letter grading.
C154C. Sound for Film and Television (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Study of current professional sound recording, rerecording, mixing, and synchronization practices for film and television. Concurrently scheduled with course C454C. Letter grading.
C155A. Graphic Representation of Design: Perspective Drawing (2)
Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A or 147B. Introduction to use of pencil and pen to communicate scenic designs, including one- and two-paint perspective, form light, shade, and textures. Concurrently scheduled with course C455A. Letter grading.
C155B. Graphic Representation of Design: Watercolor Rendering (2)
Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A or 147B. Study of watercolor techniques as they relate to interpretation of scenic designs, including painting of brick, wood, stone, fabrics, and other surfaces. Concurrently scheduled with course C455B. Letter grading.
C155C. Graphic Representation of Design: Marker Rendering (2)
Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A or 147B. Study and practice of marker rendering techniques as means of communication for scenic and costume designers. Concurrently scheduled with course C455C. Letter grading. C155D. Graphic Representation of Design: Model Making (2)
Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A or 147B. Study of model for representation of scenic designs from initial working prototypes to finished color models. Use of wide variety of materials and techniques for execution of model. Concurrently scheduled with course C455D. Letter grading.
C155E. Graphic Representation of Design: Life Drawing (2)
Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A or 147B. Study and practice in drawing of human form. Concurrently scheduled with course C455E. Letter grading.
C155F. Graphic Representation of Design: Costume Rendering (2)
Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A or 147B. Study of techniques for rendering theatrical costumes, with emphasis on figure, clothing, and fabrics. Concurrently scheduled with course C455F. Letter grading.
C155G. Graphic Representation of Design: Scene Painting Techniques (2)
Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A or 147B. Study of scenic painting techniques and materials and their realization of color design and elevations. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C455G. Letter grading.
C155H. Selected Topics in Graphic Representation of Design (2)
Studio, six hours. Group study of selected subjects in techniques for interpretation of design for theater. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C455H. Letter grading.
C156A. Introduction to Computer-Assisted Drafting (4)
Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A. Investigation of drawing and editing techniques, drawing floor plan sections, and elevation drawings using AutoCAD. Concurrently scheduled with course C456A. Letter grading.
C156B. Advanced Computer-Assisted Drafting (4)
Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A. Investigation of drafting techniques for scenic and lighting designs using AutoCAD. Concurrently scheduled with course C456B. Letter grading.
C156C. Computer-Assisted Rendering (4)
Studio, four hours. Investigation of three-dimensional lighting and scenic design previsualization: wire-frame perspective drawing and photo-realistic computer rendering techniques using three-dimensional studio. Concurrently scheduled with course C456C. Letter grading.
C156D. Introduction to Computer-Assisted Drafting (4)
Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A. Investigation of drawing and editing techniques, drawing floor plan sections, and elevation drawings using Vectorworks. Concurrently scheduled with course C456D. Letter grading.
C156E. Advanced Computer-Assisted Drafting (4)
Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A. Investigation of drafting techniques for scenic and lighting designs using Vectorworks. Concurrently scheduled with course C456E. Letter grading.
C156F. Introduction to Computer-Assisted Rendering (4)
Studio, four hours. Investigation of three-dimensional lighting and scenic design previsualization: wire-frame perspective drawing and photo-realistic computer rendering techniques using Vectorworks. Concurrently scheduled with course C456F. Letter grading.
C157A. Costume Construction Techniques (2)
Studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Study of theory and application of drafting, pattern making, fitting, and construction techniques for period costumes and undergarments to achieve authentic-appearing costume using contemporary methods. Introduction to draping, pattern grading fitting, and slash and spread adaptation. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C457A. P/NP or letter grading.
C157B. Costume Construction Techniques (2)
Studio, four hours. Requisite: course C157A. Study of theory and application of drafting, pattern making, fitting, and construction techniques for period costumes and undergarments to achieve authentic-appearing costume using contemporary methods. Introduction to costume drafting, construction of period undergarments. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C457B. P/NP or letter grading.
C157C. Costume Construction Techniques (2)
Studio, four hours. Requisites: courses C157A, C157B. Study of theory and application of drafting, pattern making, fitting, and construction techniques for period costumes and undergarments to achieve authentic-appearing costume using contemporary methods. Draping, patterning, and fitting techniques for period garments. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C457C. P/NP or letter grading.
C158A. Scenic Design Technology (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Investigation of materials, systems, and techniques for realization of scenic designs for theater, film, and television. Study of advanced techniques and materials for construction, finishing, and rigging of scenery and properties. Concurrently scheduled with course C458A. Letter grading.
C158B. Lighting Design Technology (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Investigation of materials, systems, and techniques for realization of lighting designs for theater, film, and television. Study of design, operation, and performance of lighting instruments, dimming equipment, and control systems, including automated fixtures, projection equipment, and computer systems for lighting. Concurrently scheduled with course C458B. Letter grading.
C158C. Sound Design Technology (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Investigation of materials, systems, and techniques for realization of sound designs for theater, film, and television. Study of operation and performance of equipment for recording, mixing, and reproduction of theater sound. Concurrently scheduled with course C458C. Letter grading.
159. Design Portfolio Project (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Preparation of complete designs and drawings for production and assembly of design portfolio and résumé. Projects prepared under guidance of faculty adviser. Letter grading.
160. Fundamentals of Play Direction (5)
Lecture, two hours; laboratory, four hours. Required of Theater majors. Course 121 may be taken concurrently. Basic theories of play direction and their application through preparation of scenes under rehearsal conditions. P/NP or letter grading.
163A. Directing for Stage (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisite: course 15. Intensive development of primary directing skills and process, including text analysis and exploration of craft fundamentals as basis for director/actor communication and effective staging. Students direct scenes from plays under laboratory conditions. Letter grading.
163B. Directing for Stage (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisite: course 15. Further development of craft elements of directorial method, with additional emphasis on psychological aspects of director/actor communication. Students direct scenes under laboratory conditions in alternative stage configurations. Letter grading.
163C. Directing for Stage (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisite: course 15. Culminating development of directorial methods, with particular emphasis on challenges of style in text and production. Students direct scenes under laboratory conditions in alternative stage configurations. Letter grading.
C163D. Directing Project for Stage (5)
Discussion, three hours; laboratory, four to eight hours. Requisites: courses 163A, 163B, 163C. Application of stage directing techniques in production of short play or project. Students direct one-act play or project. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C263D. Letter grading.
170. Design and Production Project (4)
Laboratory, eight hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Experience as stage manager or designer, including participation in preparation and realization of scenic, lighting, costume, or sound designs, or stage management in production. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.
171A. Advanced Theater Laboratory (1 to 4)
Laboratory, to be arranged. Creative participation as actor or stage manager in public presentation of departmental productions. May be taken for maximum of 4 units. P/NP or letter grading.
171B. Advanced Theater Laboratory (1 to 4)
Laboratory, to be arranged. Creative participation in realization of production elements related to public presentation of departmental productions. May be taken for maximum of 4 units. P/NP or letter grading.
172. Production Practice in Theater, Film, Video, and Digital Media (1 to 8)
Studio, three to eight hours. Exploration and laboratory experience in one or more various aspects of production and postproduction practice for entertainment media, including theater, film, video, and digital media. May be repeated for maximum of 24 units. Letter grading.
173A. Design Assignment: Assistant Designer (2)
Studio, six hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Laboratory experience as assistant designer, including participation in preparation and realization of scenic, lighting, costume, or sound designs. May be repeated twice. Letter grading.
173B. Production Design Assignment: Designer (2)
Studio, six hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Laboratory experience as designer, including preparation and realization of scenic, lighting, costume, or sound designs. May be repeated twice. Letter grading.
174A. Stage Managing Techniques (2)
Studio, six hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Professional duties of stage manager. Problems of unions, professional auditions, organization, scheduling, out-of-town openings, Broadway openings, and responsibilities of lengthy run. Letter grading.
174B. Project in Stage Management (3)
Studio, nine hours. Requisite: course 174A. Laboratory experience in professional duties of assistant stage manager, including participation as assistant stage manager in preproduction, rehearsal, and performance phases of productions. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.
174C. Project in Stage Management (4)
Studio, 12 hours. Requisite: course 174A. Laboratory experience in professional duties of stage manager, including participation as stage manager in preproduction, rehearsal, and performance phases of productions. Problems of unions, auditions, organization, scheduling, and responsibilities of lengthy run. May be repeated three times for credit. Letter grading.
175A. Summer Theater Workshop (4 or 8)
Laboratory, 12 to 24 hours. Participation in various aspects of theater production and performance. Offered in summer only. Letter grading.
175B. Summer Theater Workshop (1 to 4)
Laboratory, three hours. Participation in various aspects of theater production and performance. Offered in summer only. Letter grading.
175C. Summer Theater Workshop (4 or 8)
Laboratory, 12 to 24 hours. Participation in various aspects of theater production and performance. Offered in summer only. Letter grading.
175D. Summer Theater Workshop (4 or 8)
Laboratory, 12 to 24 hours. Participation in various aspects of theater production and performance. Offered in summer only. Letter grading.
177. Computer-Assisted Design Techniques (4)
Studio, six hours. Hands-on exploration of use of computers for design of scenery and lighting in theater, film, and television. May be repeated once for credit. Offered in summer only. Letter grading.
M178. Film and Television Acting Workshop (2)
(Same as Film and Television M177.) Laboratory, four hours. Workshop providing opportunities for students to rehearse, perform, and evaluate scenes. Three different production styles to which performers may need to adjust are (1) preproduction rehearsals with director, (2) single-camera experience, and (3) multiple-camera experience. May be repeated twice for credit. Letter grading.
180. Senior Project (4)
Lecture or studio, three hours. Requisites: courses 101A, 101B, 101C. Preparation of conceptual or creative project to provide culminating experience in production of creative or research work. May be repeated twice for credit. Letter grading.
181. Career Development for Actors (2)
Lecture, three hours; fieldwork, three hours. Limited to seniors. Study of business practices, career entry, and development for actors. P/NP or letter grading.
C185A. Role of Producer in Professional Theater (2)
Lecture, three hours. Study of structure governing economic and artistic decision-making processes in professional theater of America. Concurrently scheduled with course C285A. P/NP or letter grading.
C185B. Role of Management in Educational and Community Theater (2)
Lecture, three hours. Study of artistic, social, and economic criteria in administration of educational and community theater. Concurrently scheduled with course C285B. P/NP or letter grading.
M187. Art Alive: Art and Improvisation in Museums (4)
(Formerly numbered M193.) (Same as Honors Collegium M116.) Seminar, four hours. Offered in collaboration with Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Interpretation of art in collection through acting, dialogues, movement, and music. Research into history and art history and production of creative performance piece required. P/NP or letter grading.
189. Advanced Honors Seminars (1)
Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to undergraduate lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.
195. Community or Corporate Internships in Theater, Film, and Television (2 to 8)
Tutorial, eight, 16, or 24 hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Internship at various theaters, studios, or entertainment organizations accentuating creative contributions, organization, and work of professionals in their various specialties. Students meet on regular basis with instructor and provide periodic reports of their experience. May be taken for maximum of 8 units. Individual contract with supervising faculty member required. Letter grading.
199. Directed Research or Senior Project in Theater (2 to 8)
Tutorial, three hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Supervised individual research or investigation under guidance of faculty mentor. Culminating paper or project required. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. P/NP or letter grading.

Graduate Courses

202A. Seminar: Western Classical Theater (4)
Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Examination of theatrical production and dramatic form in Greek and Roman periods. May be repeated twice for credit. S/U or letter grading.
202B. Seminar: Medieval Theater (4)
Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Selected studies of theatrical production and dramatic form in Middle Ages. May be repeated twice for credit. S/U or letter grading.
202C. Seminar: Renaissance and Baroque Theater (4)
Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Selected studies in theater architecture, theatrical production, and dramatic form in English and Continental theater from 1485 to early 18th century. May be repeated twice for credit. S/U or letter grading.
202D. Seminar: Bourgeois and Romantic Theater (4)
Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Selected studies in theater architecture, theatrical production, and dramatic form in English and Continental theater from 1700 to 1870. May be repeated twice for credit. S/U or letter grading.
202E. Seminar: Modern Consciousness in Theater (4)
Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Study of prototypes of modern experience as encountered in work of Ibsen and Strindberg. May be repeated twice for credit. S/U or letter grading.
202F. Seminar: Modern Realism (4)
Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Selected studies of theater's response to science and technology, politics, and revolution. May be repeated twice for credit. S/U or letter grading.
202G. Seminar: Modern Theatricalism (4)
Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Selected studies in symbolism and avant-garde theater. Exploration of dream experience and private psyche, religious experience, and revitalization of myth and ritual. May be repeated twice for credit. S/U or letter grading.
202M. Seminar: American Theater (4)
Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Selected studies in development of theatrical production and dramatic writing in American theater. May be repeated twice for credit. S/U or letter grading.
202P. Seminar: Traditions of African Theater (4)
Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Selected studies of traditional theater forms such as those indigenous to Ghana, Nigeria, and other African nations and their diaspora (Haiti, Jamaica, and other areas of Caribbean) through examination of character, structure, performance modes, and archetypes. May be repeated twice for credit. S/U or letter grading.
202R. Seminar: East Asian Theater (4)
Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Selected topics in theater forms of East Asia, including dramatic literature, costume, theater spaces, and critical writings. May be repeated twice for credit. S/U or letter grading.
202S. Seminar: South Asian Theater (4)
Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Selected topics in theater forms of South Asia, including dramatic literature, costume, theater spaces, and critical writings. May be repeated twice for credit. S/U or letter grading.
202T. Seminar: Southeast Asian Theater (4)
Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Selected topics in theater forms of Southeast Asia, including dramatic literature, costume, theater spaces, and critical writings. May be repeated twice for credit. S/U or letter grading.
203. Theater Ethics and Issues (5)
Seminar, four hours. Designed for graduate students. Investigation of one selected area of theater and drama study that explores significant issues and ethical considerations of modern world. May be repeated four times for credit. S/U or letter grading.
204. Theater Genres (5)
Seminar, four hours. Designed for graduate students. Investigation of history and literature of theater as manifested in one or more of its major forms or genres. May be repeated four times for credit. S/U or letter grading.
205A. Background of Theatrical Art: Classical and Medieval Periods (5)
Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Analysis of major plays, commentaries, and historical materials. S/U or letter grading.
205B. Background of Theatrical Art: Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo Periods (5)
Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Analysis of major plays, commentaries, and historical materials. S/U or letter grading.
205C. Background of Theatrical Art: Romantic, Naturalistic, and Symbolist Periods (5)
Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Analysis of major plays, commentaries, and historical materials. S/U or letter grading.
206. Themes in World Theater and Drama (5)
Seminar, four hours. Designed for graduate students. Selected topics in world theater history, drama, production, and/or architecture organized on thematic basis. May be repeated four times for credit. S/U or letter grading.
207A. Theater Aesthetics: Classical and Medieval Theories of Art and Theater (4)
Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Discussion of essential issues in aesthetics of theater and drama based on philosophy of art and theories of theater. S/U or letter grading.
207B. Theater Aesthetics: Renaissance Theories of Art and Theater to Present (4)
Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Discussion of essential issues in aesthetics of theater and drama based on philosophy of art and theories of theater. S/U or letter grading.
208A. Dramaturgy I (4)
Lecture, three hours; laboratory, one hour. Designed for graduate students. Theoretical and practical aspects of dramaturge's work in contemporary theater. Letter grading.
208B. Dramaturgy II (4)
Lecture, three hours; laboratory, one hour. Designed for graduate students. Requisite: course 208A. Continuation of study of theory and practice of dramaturgy. Letter grading.
208C. Practicum in Dramaturgy (2 to 12)
Laboratory, to be arranged. Requisites: courses 208A, 208B. Demonstration of competence in practice of dramaturgy through completion of approved dramaturgical assignment. May be taken for maximum of 12 units. Letter grading.
209. Theater Authors (5)
Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Investigation of work of one theater artist from history of world theater, with special emphasis on relationship to time in which work was generated. May be repeated four times for credit. S/U or letter grading.
210. Topics in World Theater and Drama (5)
Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Investigation of selected topics in world theater, drama, production, and architecture. May be repeated four times for credit. S/U or letter grading.
216A. Approaches to Representation (5)
Lecture, three hours; laboratory, one hour. Overview of strategies of representation from classical aesthetic theories to postmodern deconstructions of them. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.
216B. Approaches to History (5)
Lecture, three hours; laboratory, one hour. Overview of key methodologies, theories, and debates in historiography of theater and performance linked to plays and performances appropriate to approach. Letter grading.
216C. Approaches to Identification (5)
Lecture, three hours; laboratory, one hour. Overview of key theories, methods, debates, and performance texts of identificatory structure between audience member or scholar and theatrical or performance object. Letter grading.
220. Graduate Forum (1 to 2)
Seminar, one to two hours. Limited to graduate theater students. Presentation and discussion of issues informing and affecting contemporary theater. May be repeated four times for credit. S/U grading.
221. Introduction to Performance Studies (5)
Seminar, three hours. Investigation of performance as sustained practice in traditional disciplines such as theater, music, and dance and as lens to focus thinking about human experience in fields such as philosophy, literature, cultural anthropology, linguistics, education, and law. Emphasis on establishing interdisciplinary dialogue across many fields. Letter grading.
CM229. Contemporary Topics in Theater, Film, and Television (2)
(Same as Film and Television CM229.) Lecture, two hours; screenings, two hours. Limited to junior/senior and graduate theater/film and television students. Examination of creative process in theater, film, and television, with consideration of writing, direction, production, and performance. Overview of individual contributions in collaborative effort; examination of distinctiveness and interrelations among these arts. Individual units include participation of leading members of theater, film, and television professions. May be repeated twice for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course CM129. S/U or letter grading.
230A. Writing for Contemporary Theater: One-Act Play (4 to 8)
Lecture, three hours; studio, two hours. Designed for graduate students. Analysis of strategy and dramatic structure of selected contemporary short plays leading to guided completion and critique of student-written one-act plays. Letter grading.
230B. Writing for Contemporary Theater: Full-Length Play (4 to 8)
Lecture, three hours; studio, two hours. Designed for graduate students. Analysis of strategy and dramatic structure of selected contemporary full-length plays leading to guided completion and critique of student-written full-length play. Letter grading.
230C. Writing for Contemporary Theater: Performance and Text (4 to 8)
Lecture, three hours; studio, two hours. Designed for graduate students. Exploration of structural strategies, political implications, and technical demands of selected contemporary American plays leading to guided completion and critique of student work. Letter grading.
231. Special Topics in Playwriting (4)
Lecture, three hours. Analysis and practice of various aspects of playwriting. Variable content selected from topics such as comedy writing, docudrama, experimental theater, writing for alternative audiences, or children's theater. May be repeated twice for credit. Letter grading.
232. Manuscript Analysis (4)
Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Critical and constructive study of dramatic techniques as employed by playwrights and screenwriters in selected examples of contemporary work. May be repeated once for credit. S/U or letter grading.
241. Research in Technical Theater (4)
Lecture, four hours. Designed for graduate students. Research in technical processes and equipment in theater. S/U or letter grading.
242. Introduction to Design in Production (4)
Lecture or studio, four hours. Introduction to process of design for entertainment, collaborative role of designer, and realization of designs in production. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.
243A. Scenic Design (4)
Studio, four hours. Advanced study and practice in scenic design for theater. Imagination as impetus for design, text analysis, metaphor, and conceptualization. Investigation of design research process, composition, and style leading to visual presentation of design. May be repeated once for credit. S/U or letter grading.
243B. Scenic Design (4)
Studio, four hours. Advanced study and practice in scenic design for theater. Imagination as impetus for design, text analysis, metaphor, and conceptualization. Investigation of design research process, composition, and style leading to visual presentation of design. May be repeated once for credit. S/U or letter grading.
243C. Scenic Design (4)
Studio, four hours. Advanced study and practice in scenic design for theater. Imagination as impetus for design, text analysis, metaphor, and conceptualization. Investigation of design research process, composition, and style leading to visual presentation of design. May be repeated once for credit. S/U or letter grading.
244A. Advanced Theater Production (2 to 8)
Studio, 12 to 24 hours. Designed for graduate students. Creative participation in preparation and presentation of theatrical production. May be taken for maximum of 8 units. Letter grading.
244B. Advanced Theater Production (2 to 8)
Studio, 12 to 24 hours. Designed for graduate students. Creative participation in preparation and presentation of theatrical production. May be taken for maximum of 8 units. Letter grading.
245A. Production Management (4)
Lecture, three hours. Study in production management for theater. Examination of professional duties of production manager, including preproduction, rehearsal, and performance phases of productions. Problems of resource management, unions, organization, scheduling, and budgeting while maintaining creative and collaborative environment. Letter grading.
245B. Production Management (4)
Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 245A. Advanced study in production management for theater, with focus on planning process of professional production manager in seasonal and repertory environment. Problems of resource allocation, unions, organizational structure, scheduling, and budgeting to establish creative and collaborative environment. Letter grading.
245C. Projects in Production Management (4)
Lecture/laboratory, three hours. Requisite: course 245B. Laboratory experience in professional duties of production manager, including participation as production manager in preproduction, rehearsal, and performance phases of productions. Problems of resource management, unions, organization, scheduling, and budgeting. Letter grading.
246A. History of Costume (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Designed for graduate students. Study of history of costume as manifestation of cultural, social, economic, and political influences to provide historical framework for design of costumes for theater, film, and television. Historic survey and in-depth exploration of selected periods, with study of influences of diverse cultures. Letter grading.
246B. History of Costume (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Designed for graduate students. Study of history of costume as manifestation of cultural, social, economic, and political influences to provide historical framework for design of costumes for theater, film, and television. Historic survey and in-depth exploration of selected periods, with study of influences of diverse cultures. Letter grading.
246C. History of Costume (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Designed for graduate students. Study of history of costume as manifestation of cultural, social, economic, and political influences to provide historical framework for design of costumes for theater, film, and television. Historic survey and in-depth exploration of selected periods, with study of influences of diverse cultures. Letter grading.
246D. History of Costume Design (4)
Lecture, four hours. Study of history of costume as manifestation of cultural, social, economic, and political influences to provide historical framework for design of costumes for theater, film, and television. Historic survey and in-depth exploration of selected periods, with study of influences of diverse cultures. Letter grading.
247. Collaborative Project in Design and Production (3 to 4)
Studio, four hours. Designed for graduate students. Collaborative project in design, including analysis, conceptual development, and preparation of scenic, lighting, costume, or sound designs. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.
260. Directing I (4)
Lecture, four hours; studio, 24 hours. Designed for graduate students. Development of directorial skills of analysis, planning, staging, and criticism through medium of written preparations and directing of scenes. Letter grading.
261. Directing Post-Realist Drama (4)
Lecture, four hours; studio, 30 hours. Designed for graduate students. Problems in direction of post-realist plays through interpretation and laboratory scene work. Letter grading.
263. Production Project in Direction for Stage (2 to 8)
Discussion, one hour; studio, 12 to 30 hours. Designed for graduate students. Direction of dramatic work, with discussion and critique of work in progress. May be repeated for maximum of 20 units. Letter grading.
C263D. Directing Project for Stage (5)
Discussion, three hours; laboratory, four to eight hours. Requisites: courses 163A, 163B, 163C. Application of stage directing techniques in production of short play or project. Students direct one-act play or project. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C163D. Letter grading.
264. Directing Classical and Historical Drama (4)
Lecture, four hours; studio, 30 hours. Designed for graduate students. Problems in interpretation and direction of historical or classical drama through medium of laboratory scene work. Letter grading.
265. Modern Theories of Production (4)
Lecture, four hours. Examination of modern theories of production from emergence of director in 19th century to present. Investigation of different responses to problems of creating vital theatric event in context of ongoing evolution of theater as art form. Examination of contribution of significant directors and movements; relation between theater and other forms of representation. Letter grading.
266. Theatrical Conceptualization (4)
Lecture, four hours. Examination of process of conceptualization in dramatic production; centrality of theatric conceptualization in interpretation of dramatic text; exploration of range of possibilities inherent in different theatrical spaces and options in design components. Consideration of visual arts and music as sources of stimulus for theatrical conceptualization, with focus on collaborative aspect of theatrical production. Letter grading.
272. Production Practice in Theater, Film, Video, and Digital Media (1 to 8)
Studio, three to eight hours. Exploration and laboratory experience in one or more various aspects of production and postproduction practice for entertainment media, including theater, film, video, and digital media. May be repeated for maximum of 24 units. Letter grading.
C285A. Role of Producer in Professional Theater (2)
Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Study of structure governing economic and artistic decision-making processes in professional theater of America. Concurrently scheduled with course C185A. S/U or letter grading.
C285B. Role of Management in Educational and Community Theater (2)
Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Study of artistic, social, and economic criteria in administration of educational and community theater. Concurrently scheduled with course C185B. S/U or letter grading.
298A. Special Studies in Theater Arts (2 or 4)
Lecture/discussion, two or four hours. Designed for graduate students. Seminar study of problems in theater arts, organized on topic basis. May be repeated once for credit. S/U or letter grading.
298B. Special Studies in Theater Arts (2 or 4)
Lecture/discussion, two or four hours. Designed for graduate students. Seminar study of problems in theater arts, organized on topic basis. May be repeated once for credit. S/U or letter grading.
375. Teaching Apprentice Practicum (1 to 4)
Seminar, to be arranged. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Teaching apprenticeship under active guidance and supervision of regular faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at UCLA. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.
420A. Advanced Acting I (4 to 8)
Studio, six to 18 hours. Development of internal technique, beginning with autodrama that is dramatization of one's personal history. Scene work follows, with emphasis on off-stage preparations, improvisations capturing circumstances, life of character, and intentions of scene. Letter grading.
420B. Advanced Acting I (4)
Studio, six to 18 hours. Scene work, usually from 20 to 30 minutes in length. Continuation of work on off-stage preparation, with further development of how actor goes about doing research and fieldwork on character being played. Letter grading.
420C. Advanced Acting I (4)
Studio, six to 18 hours. Development of external technique through comedy and of skits, improvisation, physical humor, delivery of lines, rhythm, timing, and public cabaret. Fusion of internal; use of action and objective with external. Letter grading.
421A. Advanced Acting II (4 or 8)
Studio/laboratory, six to 18 hours. Extending idea of autobiography and using it as art. Actor as performance artist. Playing characters quite removed from oneself. Using language. Using Shakespeare and oneself to play him. Letter grading.
421B. Advanced Acting II (4 or 8)
Studio/laboratory, six to 18 hours. Continued character behavior study through language and movement. Further work on actions, objectives, and researching role. Letter grading.
421C. Advanced Acting II (4 or 8)
Studio/laboratory, six to 18 hours. Comedy workshop. Exploration of craft of comedy and development of cabaret pieces. Letter grading.
422. Advanced Acting for Theater, Film, and Television (8 to 12)
Studio/laboratory, eight to 12 hours. Intensive performance experience. May be repeated for maximum of 24 units. Letter grading.
423. Advanced Acting for Camera (4)
Studio, three hours. Development and practice in performance techniques for film and television. Exploration of language used by actors and directors in film and television production and subtle differences between acting for stage and camera. Working in multicamera studio environment, students prepare and tape scenes for analysis. May be repeated twice for credit. Letter grading.
424A. Advanced Voice and Speech I (2 to 4)
Studio/laboratory, three to six hours. Development of voice and speech techniques for stage, including those of relaxation, breathing, resonance, and development of speaking voice. Speech training uses International Phonetic Alphabet to train students in standard American speech. Text work in poetry and prose. Letter grading.
424B. Advanced Voice and Speech I (2 to 4)
Studio/laboratory, three to six hours. Development of voice and speech techniques for stage, including those of relaxation, breathing, resonance, and development of speaking voice. Speech training uses International Phonetic Alphabet to train students in standard American speech. Text work in poetry and prose. Letter grading.
424C. Advanced Voice and Speech I (2 to 4)
Studio/laboratory, three to six hours. Development of voice and speech techniques for stage, including those of relaxation, breathing, resonance, and development of speaking voice. Speech training uses International Phonetic Alphabet to train students in standard American speech. Text work in poetry and prose. Letter grading.
424D. Advanced Voice and Speech II (2 to 4)
Studio/laboratory, three to six hours. Advanced voice problems. Extension of first-year work, with increased demands on voice. Range, resonance, and breathing capacity extension. Articulation and phonetic alphabet. Text work in classical verse. Letter grading.
424E. Advanced Voice and Speech II (2 to 4)
Studio/laboratory, three to six hours. Advanced voice problems. Extension of first-year work, with increased demands on voice. Range, resonance, and breathing capacity extension. Articulation and phonetic alphabet. Text work in classical verse. Letter grading.
424F. Advanced Voice and Speech II (2 to 4)
Studio/laboratory, three to six hours. Advanced voice problems. Extension of first-year work, with increased demands on voice. Range, resonance, and breathing capacity extension. Articulation and phonetic alphabet. Text work in classical verse. Letter grading.
424G. Advanced Voice and Speech III (2 or 4)
Studio, three to six hours. Extension of second-year work, with increased demands on voice/speech, range, resonance, and breathing capacity extension. Application of ear training and International Phonetic Alphabet to creation of dialect and accents, as well as systematic approach to creating dialect charts. Letter grading.
424H. Advanced Voice and Speech III (2 or 4)
Studio, three to six hours. Extension of second-year work, with increased demands on voice/speech, range, resonance, and breathing capacity extension. Application of ear training and International Phonetic Alphabet to creation of dialect and accents, as well as systematic approach to creating dialect charts. Letter grading.
424I. Advanced Voice and Speech III (2 or 4)
Studio, three to six hours. Extension of second-year work, with increased demands on voice/speech, range, resonance, and breathing capacity extension. Application of ear training and International Phonetic Alphabet to creation of dialect and accents, as well as systematic approach to creating dialect charts. Letter grading.
425A. Advanced Movement I (2 to 4)
Studio/laboratory, three to six hours. Discovery of body's unique language through exercises designed to explore and free total instrument. Development of flexible actor with range, expression, and confidence physically. Awakening of imagination while exploring worlds of ritual, animal, conceptual, and modern dance movements. Letter grading.
425B. Advanced Movement I (2 to 4)
Studio/laboratory, three to six hours. Discovery of body's unique language through exercises designed to explore and free total instrument. Development of flexible actor with range, expression, and confidence physically. Awakening of imagination while exploring worlds of ritual, animal, conceptual, and modern dance movements. Letter grading.
425C. Advanced Movement I (2 to 4)
Studio/laboratory, three to six hours. Discovery of body's unique language through exercises designed to explore and free total instrument. Development of flexible actor with range, expression, and confidence physically. Awakening of imagination while exploring worlds of ritual, animal, conceptual, and modern dance movements. Letter grading.
425D. Advanced Movement II (2 to 4)
Studio/laboratory, three to six hours. Presentation of more complete picture of stage movement and its relationship to theater, music, and dance. Advancement of physical training of individual actors to their maximum potential. Experience in techniques and discovery of origins of variety of acrobatic and dance disciplines, including ballet, ballroom, period dance, and circus techniques. Letter grading.
425E. Advanced Movement II (2 to 4)
Studio/laboratory, three to six hours. Presentation of more complete picture of stage movement and its relationship to theater, music, and dance. Advancement of physical training of individual actors to their maximum potential. Experience in techniques and discovery of origins of variety of acrobatic and dance disciplines, including ballet, ballroom, period dance, and circus techniques. Letter grading.
425F. Advanced Movement II (2 to 4)
Studio/laboratory, three to six hours. Presentation of more complete picture of stage movement and its relationship to theater, music, and dance. Advancement of physical training of individual actors to their maximum potential. Experience in techniques and discovery of origins of variety of acrobatic and dance disciplines, including ballet, ballroom, period dance, and circus techniques. Letter grading.
425G. Advanced Movement III (2 or 4)
Studio, three to six hours. Advanced physical training for actors in one or more movement, dance, or combat discipline: capoeira, martial arts, ballet, ballroom, period dance, circus techniques. Letter grading.
425H. Advanced Movement III (2 or 4)
Studio, three to six hours. Advanced physical training for actors in one or more movement, dance, or combat discipline: capoeira, martial arts, ballet, ballroom, period dance, circus techniques. Letter grading.
425I. Advanced Movement III (2 or 4)
Studio, three to six hours. Advanced physical training for actors in one or more movement, dance, or combat discipline: capoeira, martial arts, ballet, ballroom, period dance, circus techniques. Letter grading.
426A. Alexander Techniques (2 or 4)
Studio, three to six hours. Study and practice in Alexander techniques as method of developing balance, poise, and coordination of body and mind. Exploration of use of rhythm to expand movement potential of actors and relevant use of visual arts and animal studies to character development and to expansion of movement potential. Letter grading.
426B. Alexander Techniques (2 or 4)
Studio, three to six hours. Study and practice in Alexander techniques as method of developing balance, poise, and coordination of body and mind. Exploration of use of rhythm to expand movement potential of actors and relevant use of visual arts and animal studies to character development and to expansion of movement potential. Letter grading.
426C. Alexander Techniques (2 or 4)
Studio, three to six hours. Study and practice in Alexander techniques as method of developing balance, poise, and coordination of body and mind. Exploration of use of rhythm to expand movement potential of actors and relevant use of visual arts and animal studies to character development and to expansion of movement potential. Letter grading.
429. Performance Workshop (4)
Studio, four hours. Limited to graduate students not enrolled in M.F.A. acting program. Exercises in performance techniques, including autodrama and scene study. Development of performance skills through scene study, use of self, and personalization. Examination of characterization exercises and their application to scenes. Letter grading.
430A. Advanced Studies in Playwriting (4 to 8)
Lecture, three hours. Limited to M.F.A. playwriting program students. Guided completion of full-length scripts for stage. S/U or letter grading.
430B. Advanced Studies in Playwriting (4 to 8)
Lecture, three hours. Limited to M.F.A. playwriting program students. Guided completion of full-length scripts for stage. S/U or letter grading.
430C. Advanced Studies in Playwriting (4 to 8)
Lecture, three hours. Limited to M.F.A. playwriting program students. Guided completion of full-length scripts for stage. S/U or letter grading.
431. Special Topics in Playwriting (4)
Discussion, three hours. Designed for M.F.A. playwriting program students. Analysis and practice of varied aspects of playwright's art. Variable content selected from topics such as comedy writing, docudrama, writing for alternative audiences, adaptation from stage to screen, children's theater, or improvisational techniques. May be repeated twice for credit. S/U or letter grading.
432. Theatrical Adaptation (4)
Lecture, four hours. Requisites: courses 230A, 230B, 230C. Survey of contemporary adaptation for stage, with selected readings of playwriting adaptation techniques, and outline and development of adaptation for stage. Letter grading.
C433A. Script Development Workshop (4 to 8)
Lecture, three hours; studio, four to 24 hours. Designed for graduate students. Guided process of script development, with emphasis on communication, artistic growth, and professional process. May be taken for maximum of 8 units. Concurrently scheduled with course C133A. Letter grading.
C433B. Script Development Workshop (4 to 8)
Lecture, three hours; studio, four to 24 hours. Designed for graduate students. Guided process of script development, with emphasis on communication, artistic growth, and professional process. May be taken for maximum of 8 units. Concurrently scheduled with course C133B. Letter grading.
C433C. Script Development Workshop (4 to 8)
Lecture, three hours; studio, four to 24 hours. Designed for graduate students. Guided process of script development, with emphasis on communication, artistic growth, and professional process. May be taken for maximum of 8 units. Concurrently scheduled with course C133C. Letter grading.
435AF. Problems in Advanced Writing for Stage (0)
Lecture, two hours. Limited to M.F.A. candidates. Review discussion and critique of playwriting projects. May be repeated for maximum of 6 units. In Progress grading (credit to be given only on completion of courses 435AW and 435AS).
435AS. Problems in Advanced Writing for Stage (2)
Lecture, two hours. Limited to M.F.A. candidates. Review discussion and critique of playwriting projects. May be repeated for maximum of 6 units. S/U grading.
435AW. Problems in Advanced Writing for Stage (0)
Lecture, two hours. Limited to M.F.A. candidates. Review discussion and critique of playwriting projects. May be repeated for maximum of 6 units. In Progress grading (credit to be given only on completion of course 435AS).
C440A. Introduction to Programming for Entertainment Design (4)
Studio, three hours. Study and practice in object-based programming using MAX/MSP programming language. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C140A. Letter grading.
C440B. Advanced Programming for Entertainment Design (4)
Studio, three hours. Study and practice in object-based programming using MAX/MSP programming language to control sound and video. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C140B. Letter grading.
C440C. Advanced Projects in Programming for Entertainment Design (4)
Studio, three hours. Advanced projects using object-based programming to control sound and video. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C140C. Letter grading.
441A. Lighting Design (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Study and practice in lighting actors, emphasizing textual and character analysis from lighting designer's perspective, conceptual development with director, effect of light on dynamics of staging, use of color in light, and relationship of lighting designer to actor. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.
441B. Lighting Design (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Study of use of light and color to define space, effect of light on scenery and costumes, lighting for arena/thrust theaters, multiscenic productions, lighting patterns, and moving scenery. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.
441C. Lighting Design (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Investigation of lighting design in production, musical theater, opera, touring, and repertory situations. Study of analysis of script and score for lighting designer. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.
441D. Scenic Projection and Media Techniques (4)
Lecture/laboratory, four hours. Designed for graduate students. Advanced study and practice in scenic projection and media techniques, with emphasis on analysis, design, and execution of theatrical projection and photographic technique for stage. S/U or letter grading.
442A. Costume Design (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Advanced study and practice in costume design for theater. Imagination as impetus for design, text analysis, metaphor, and conceptualization. Investigation of design research process, period style, and character analysis leading to visual presentation of design. Study of costume design for theatrical productions, ballet, opera, and musical theater. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.
442B. Costume Design (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Advanced study and practice in costume design for theater. Imagination as impetus for design, text analysis, metaphor, and conceptualization. Investigation of design research process, period style, and character analysis leading to visual presentation of design. Study of costume design for theatrical productions, ballet, opera, and musical theater. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.
442C. Costume Design (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Advanced study and practice in costume design for theater. Imagination as impetus for design, text analysis, metaphor, and conceptualization. Investigation of design research process, period style, and character analysis leading to visual presentation of design. Study of costume design for theatrical productions, ballet, opera, and musical theater. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.
443. Problems in Design (2 or 4)
Lecture/laboratory, four hours (additional hours as required). Study and practice in design techniques for theater. May be repeated for maximum of 12 units. S/U or letter grading.
C444A. Advanced Sound Design (4)
Lecture, four hours; laboratory, four hours. Study of sound and acoustics as they relate to performance environments, techniques associated with recording, mixing, processing, automation, and reproduction of dialogue, effects, and music tracks for theater sound design. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C144A. Letter grading.
C444B. Advanced Sound Design (4)
Lecture, four hours; laboratory, four hours. Advanced study and practice in preparation and recording of theater sound designs, with emphasis on analysis of script and score, conceptual development of design, and multitrack recording techniques to realize design. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C144B. Letter grading.
C444C. Advanced Sound Design (4)
Lecture, four hours; laboratory, four hours. Study and practice in processing and mixing of live and recorded sound; mix-down of multitrack recordings; preparation of sound tracks and sound reinforcement in theater. Study of creation of sound effects, control of MIDI data, and design techniques for music theater. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C144C. Letter grading.
445A. Production Design for Film, Television, and Entertainment Media (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Study and practice in design of scenic environment for film, video, and entertainment media, including effect of differing media on design choices, role of production designers and art directors, and design for single- and multiple-camera production. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.
445B. Production Design for Film, Television, and Entertainment Media (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Study and practice in design of scenic environment for film, video, and entertainment media, including effect of differing media on design choices, role of production designers and art directors, and design for single- and multiple-camera production. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.
C446A. Art and Process of Entertainment Design (4)
Lecture, three hours. Conceptualization, design, and prototyping of interactive theatrical events. Exploration of original forms of media-rich entertainment experience through lectures, presentations, and seminar participation. Students form collaborative teams to conceive and propose interactive entertainment events. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C146A. Letter grading.
C446B. Art and Process of Entertainment Design (4)
Lecture, three hours. Conceptualization, design, and prototyping of interactive theatrical events. Prototype development; two to five proposals to be more completely defined and developed. Students form collaborative teams for further conceptual development of their project proposals. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C146B. Letter grading.
C446C. Art and Process of Entertainment Design (4 to 8)
Lecture, three to six hours. Conceptualization, design, and prototyping of interactive theatrical events. Prototype development; conceptual refinement and technological realization of prototypes, that may entail creation of elaborate proposals containing storyboards, budgets, and models or may involve production of short performances demonstrating entertainment potential of concepts or prototypes. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C146C. Letter grading.
448A. Costume Design for Film, Television, and Entertainment Media (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Study and practice in design of costumes for live and virtual characters in film, television, and entertainment media, including effect of differing media on design choices. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.
448B. Costume Design for Film, Television, and Entertainment Media (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Study and practice in design of costumes for live and virtual characters in film, television, and entertainment media, including effect of differing media on design choices. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.
449. Design Thesis Project (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Series of group design projects that serve as comprehensive examination for M.F.A. degree in entertainment design. Review and evaluation of projects by design faculty members from all areas of curriculum. Letter grading.
C451A. Scenic Design (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Imagination as impetus for design, text analysis, metaphor, and conceptualization. Investigation of design research process, composition, and style leading to visual presentation of design. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C151A. Letter grading.
C451B. Scenic Design for Theater (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Study of scenic design for proscenium, thrust, and arena configurations, multiset productions, and music theater. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C151B. Letter grading.
C451C. Production Design for Film, Television, and Video (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Study of role of art director, scenic design for single-camera and multicamera production, and set decoration. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C151C. Letter grading.
C452A. Lighting Design (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Study of lighting, with emphasis on imagination, text analysis, metaphor, and conceptualization. Investigation of composition and control of light and color in relation to actor. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C152A. Letter grading.
C452B. Lighting Design for Theater (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Study of lighting design for proscenium, thrust, and arena configurations, music theater, and concert lighting. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C152B. Letter grading.
C452C. Lighting Design for Television (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Study of current professional lighting design practices in television for single- and multiple-camera production. Concurrently scheduled with course C152C. Letter grading.
C453A. Costume Design (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Imagination as impetus for design, text analysis, metaphor, and conceptualization. Investigation of design research process, composition, and style leading to visual presentation of design. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C153A. Letter grading.
C453B. Costume Design for Theater (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Study of costume design for proscenium, thrust, and arena configurations, multiset productions, and music theater. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C153B. Letter grading.
C453C. Costume Design for Film and Television (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Study of current professional costume design and wardrobe practices in film and television, including effect of differing media on design choices. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C153C. Letter grading.
C454A. Sound Design (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Introduction to sound and audio in acoustic, audio, and digital domain. Study and practice of techniques for recording, editing, and creating soundscapes. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C154A. Letter grading.
C454B. Sound Design for Theater (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Exploration of sound design for theater and techniques for mixing, reinforcement, and signal processing. Topics include use of delay, equalization, and microphone placement for theater sound reinforcement. Study of creation of sound effects, control of MIDI data, and design techniques for musical theater. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C154B. Letter grading.
C454C. Sound for Film and Television (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Study of current professional sound recording, rerecording, mixing, and synchronization practices for film and television. Concurrently scheduled with course C154C. Graduate students expected to produce designs demonstrating higher level of proficiency and skill. Letter grading.
C455A. Graphic Representation of Design: Perspective Drawing (2)
Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A or 147B. Introduction to use of pencil and pen to communicate scenic designs, including one- and two-paint perspective, form light, shade, and textures. Graduate students expected to produce drawings demonstrating higher level of proficiency and skill. Concurrently scheduled with course C155A. Letter grading.
C455B. Graphic Representation of Design: Watercolor Rendering (2)
Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A or 147B. Study of watercolor techniques as they relate to interpretation of scenic designs, including painting of brick, wood, stone, fabrics, and other surfaces. Graduate students expected to produce drawings demonstrating higher level of proficiency and skill. Concurrently scheduled with course C155B. Letter grading.
C455C. Graphic Representation of Design: Marker Rendering (2)
Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A or 147B. Study and practice of marker rendering techniques as means of communication for scenic and costume designers. Concurrently scheduled with course C155C. Letter grading.
C455D. Graphic Representation of Design: Model Making (2)
Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A or 147B. Study of model for representation of scenic designs from initial working prototypes to finished color models. Use of wide variety of materials and techniques for execution of model. Graduate students expected to produce models demonstrating higher level of proficiency and skill. Concurrently scheduled with course C155D. Letter grading.
C455E. Graphic Representation of Design: Life Drawing (2)
Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A or 147B. Study and practice in drawing of human form. Concurrently scheduled with course C155E. Letter grading.
C455F. Graphic Representation of Design: Costume Rendering (2)
Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A or 147B. Study of techniques for rendering theatrical costumes, with emphasis on figure, clothing, and fabrics. Concurrently scheduled with course C155F. Letter grading.
C455G. Graphic Representation of Design: Scene Painting Techniques (2)
Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A or 147B. Study of scenic painting techniques and materials and their realization of color design and elevations. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C155G. Letter grading.
C455H. Selected Topics in Graphic Representation of Design (2)
Studio, six hours. Group study of selected subjects in techniques for interpretation of design for theater. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.
C456A. Introduction to Computer-Assisted Drafting (4)
Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A. Investigation of drawing and editing techniques, drawing floor plan sections, and elevation drawings using AutoCAD. Concurrently scheduled with course C156A. Letter grading.
C456B. Advanced Computer-Assisted Drafting (4)
Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A. Investigation of drafting techniques for scenic and lighting designs using AutoCAD. Concurrently scheduled with course C156B. Letter grading.
C456C. Computer-Assisted Rendering (4)
Studio, four hours. Investigation of three-dimensional lighting and scenic design previsualization: wire-frame perspective drawing and photo-realistic computer rendering techniques using three-dimensional studio. Concurrently scheduled with course C156C. Letter grading.
C456D. Introduction to Computer-Assisted Drafting (4)
Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A. Investigation of drawing and editing techniques, drawing floor plan sections, and elevation drawings using Vectorworks. Concurrently scheduled with course C156D. Letter grading.
C456E. Advanced Computer-Assisted Drafting (4)
Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A. Investigation of drafting techniques for scenic and lighting designs using Vectorworks. Concurrently scheduled with course C156E. Letter grading.
C456F. Introduction to Computer-Assisted Rendering (4)
Studio, four hours. Investigation of three-dimensional lighting and scenic design previsualization: wire-frame perspective drawing and photo-realistic computer rendering techniques using Vectorworks. Concurrently scheduled with course C156F. Letter grading.
C457A. Costume Construction Techniques (2)
Studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Study of theory and application of drafting, pattern making, fitting, and construction techniques for period costumes and undergarments to achieve authentic-appearing costume using contemporary methods. Introduction to draping, pattern grading fitting, and slash and spread adaptation. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C157A. S/U or letter grading.
C457B. Costume Construction Techniques (2)
Studio, four hours. Requisite: course C457A. Study of theory and application of drafting, pattern making, fitting, and construction techniques for period costumes and undergarments to achieve authentic-appearing costume using contemporary methods. Introduction to costume drafting, construction of period undergarments. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C157B. S/U or letter grading.
C457C. Costume Construction Techniques (2)
Studio, four hours. Requisites: courses C457A, C457B. Study of theory and application of drafting, pattern making, fitting, and construction techniques for period costumes and undergarments to achieve authentic-appearing costume using contemporary methods. Draping, patterning, and fitting techniques for period garments. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C157C. S/U or letter grading.
C458A. Scenic Design Technology (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Investigation of materials, systems, and techniques for realization of scenic designs for theater, film, and television. Study of advanced techniques and materials for construction, finishing, and rigging of scenery and properties. Concurrently scheduled with course C158A. Letter grading.
C458B. Lighting Design Technology (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Investigation of materials, systems, and techniques for realization of lighting designs for theater, film, and television. Study of design, operation, and performance of lighting instruments, dimming equipment, and control systems, including automated fixtures, projection equipment, and computer systems for lighting. Concurrently scheduled with course C158B. Letter grading.
C458C. Sound Design Technology (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Investigation of materials, systems, and techniques for realization of sound designs for theater, film, and television. Study of operation and performance of equipment for recording, mixing, and reproduction of theater sound. Concurrently scheduled with course C158C. Letter grading.
459A. Directing for Theater, Film, and Television (4)
Lecture, three hours. Limited to graduate theater students. Analysis and exploration, with specific scenes, of differences and many similarities in directorial approach to same literary material in three media. S/U or letter grading.
459B. Directing for Theater, Film, and Television (4)
Lecture, three hours. Limited to graduate theater students. Analysis and exploration, with specific scenes, of differences and many similarities in directorial approach to same literary material in three media. S/U or letter grading.
460AF. Contemporary Issues in Direction (1)
Discussion, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Discussion of role of director in contemporary professional practice. Review discussion and critique of directing projects. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Letter grading.
460AS. Contemporary Issues in Direction (1)
Discussion, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Discussion of role of director in contemporary professional practice. Review discussion and critique of directing projects. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Letter grading.
460AW. Contemporary Issues in Direction (1)
Discussion, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Discussion of role of director in contemporary professional practice. Review discussion and critique of directing projects. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Letter grading.
460B. Problems in Advanced Direction for Stage (4)
Studio, to be arranged. Limited to M.F.A. candidates. Discussion and critique of work in progress. Preparation and presentation of published play under rehearsal conditions. S/U or letter grading.
460C. Problems in Advanced Direction for Stage (4)
Studio, to be arranged. Limited to M.F.A. candidates. Discussion and critique of work in progress. Preparation and presentation of full-length original play under rehearsal conditions. S/U or letter grading.
462. Advanced Directing (8 or 12)
Studio, 12 or 30 hours. Designed for graduate students. Advanced problems in directing for theater, film, and television. May be repeated for maximum of 24 units. Letter grading.
463. Production Project in Direction for Stage (8 or 12)
Studio, 24 hours. Designed for graduate students. Creative participation as director in conceptualization and preparation of dramatic work. Letter grading.
472. Production Practice in Theater, Film, Video, and Digital Media (1 to 8)
Studio, three to eight hours. Exploration and laboratory experience in one or more various aspects of production and postproduction practice for entertainment media, including theater, film, video, and digital media. May be repeated for maximum of 24 units. Letter grading.
474. Advanced Projects in Design and Production (4)
Lecture/studio, four hours. Study and practice in preparation and execution of designs for theater, film, video, and related entertainment forms. As contributing artistic member of design team, creative responsibilities include designer, technical supervisor, or production manager. May be repeated for maximum of 16 units. Letter grading.
495A. Practicum and Practice in Teaching Theater (2)
Seminar, to be arranged; discussion, two hours. Limited to Ph.D. students. Study and practice of teaching theater at university level. Orientation and preparation of graduate (Ph.D.) students who have responsibility to assist in teaching undergraduate courses in department. Discussion of problems common to teaching experience. Letter grading.
495B. Practicum and Practice in Teaching Theater (2)
Seminar, to be arranged; discussion, two hours. Limited to Ph.D. students. Study and practice of teaching theater at university level. Orientation and preparation of graduate (Ph.D.) students who have responsibility to assist in teaching undergraduate courses in department. Discussion of problems common to teaching experience. Letter grading.
495C. Practicum and Practice in Teaching Theater (2)
Seminar, to be arranged; discussion, two hours. Limited to Ph.D. students. Study and practice of teaching theater at university level. Orientation and preparation of graduate (Ph.D.) students who have responsibility to assist in teaching undergraduate courses in department. Discussion of problems common to teaching experience. Letter grading.
498. Professional Internship in Theater, Film, and Television (4 to 12)
Tutorial, to be arranged. Full- or part-time at studio or on professional project. Designed for advanced M.F.A. students. Internship at various film, television, or theater facilities accentuating creative contribution, organization, and work of professionals in their various specialties. Given only when projects can be scheduled. S/U or letter grading.
501. Cooperative Program (2 to 8)
Tutorial, to be arranged. Preparation: consent of UCLA graduate adviser and graduate dean, and host campus instructor, department chair, and graduate dean. Used to record enrollment of UCLA students in courses taken under cooperative arrangements with USC. S/U grading.
596A. Directed Individual Studies: Research (2 to 12)
Tutorial, to be arranged. Designed for graduate students. May be repeated with consent of instructor. S/U or letter grading.
596B. Directed Individual Studies: Writing (2 to 12)
Tutorial, to be arranged. Designed for graduate students. May be repeated with consent of instructor. S/U or letter grading.
596C. Directed Individual Studies: Directing (2 to 12)
Tutorial, to be arranged. Designed for graduate students. May be repeated with consent of instructor. S/U or letter grading.
596D. Directed Individual Studies: Design (2 to 12)
Tutorial, to be arranged. Designed for graduate students. May be repeated with consent of instructor. S/U or letter grading.
596E. Directed Individual Studies: Acting (2 to 12)
Tutorial, to be arranged. Designed for graduate students. May be repeated with consent of instructor. S/U or letter grading.
596F. Directed Individual Studies: Production (2 to 12)
Tutorial, to be arranged. Designed for graduate students. May be repeated with consent of instructor. S/U or letter grading.
597. Preparation for Ph.D. Qualifying Examinations in Theater Arts (2 to 8)
Tutorial, to be arranged. May be repeated for maximum of 12 units. S/U grading.
598. M.A. Thesis in Theater Arts (2 to 8)
Tutorial, to be arranged. Preparation: advancement to M.A. candidacy. Research and writing for M.A. thesis. May be repeated for maximum of 12 units. S/U grading.
599. Ph.D. Dissertation in Theater Arts (2 to 8)
Tutorial, to be arranged. Preparation: advancement to Ph.D. candidacy. Research and writing for Ph.D. dissertation. May be repeated for maximum of 12 units. S/U grading.

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