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UWM Milton and Lillian Peck School of the Arts


THEATRE Theatre



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100 Introduction to the Theatre. 3 cr. U. Introduction to the theatre as a form of artistic, social and human expression from point-of-view of both theatre audience and theatre artist.|Attendance at live theatrical performances required. Prereq: none.
101 Acting for Non-majors. 3 cr. U. An introduction to basic acting techniques of personalization, focus, and scene study explored through participatory and collaborative exercises and assignments.|Prereq: Non-Theatre major.
102 Introduction to Design and Production for Performance. 3 cr. U. A study of production and performance ideas as they relate to the theatrical environment. Emphasis on production styles and the process of evolving the artistic concepts.|Prereq: none.
108 Introduction to Musical Theatre. 3 cr. U. Techniques of acting and singing in the performance of musical theatre. Classroom exercises, lectures, and classroom performance assignments.|Retakable to max of 6 cr. Prereq: none.
110 Fundamentals of the Actor's Process. 3 cr. U. Basic acting techniques of personalization, focus of attention, theatricality and scenic truth explored through exercises, improvisation, development of ensemble and solo and partnered performance|Prereq: Theatre major or cons instr.
111 Theatre Games. 3 cr. U. An introduction to a wide variety of improvisations and games which are designed to free and channel the self expression of performers and non-performers.|Prereq: none.
120 Performance and Popular Culture. 3 cr. U. Elements of theatre in live performance, television programs, periodical and television advertisements, film, and music video.|Prereq: none.
202 Theatre Practicum. 1-4 cr. U. Practical work on live performance productions. Credit earned by serving on publicity, house, stage, sound, light, or costume crews, or by stage managing or performing.|May be retaken to max of 4 cr. Prereq: Theatre 214(P), 225(P), 275(P); or cons instr.
204 Participatory Theatre. 3 cr. U. Introduction to the study, methodologies, and practice of participatory theatre including happenings, environmental theatre, therapeutic theatre, and celebratory theatre.|Prereq: none
213 Play Analysis. 3 cr. U. Methods of analysis of the dramatic text for production; the elements of a play through discussion and written analysis of selected works.|Prereq: none.
214 Stagecraft. 4 cr. U. Principles and practices of theatrical construction techniques for scenery and props, lighting and sound installation emphasizing safety and craftsmanship. Requires scheduled work in production studios under faculty supervision.|Prereq: none
215 Properties Production. 3 cr. U. Introductory properties shop/management artisan skills with basic construction and finishing techniques for stage properties.|Prereq: Theatre 214(P) or cons instr.
218 Drafting and Design Communication. 3 cr. U. Development of basic techniques in hand drafting and graphic communication for the theatre.|Prereq: none.
219 Computer Assisted Drafting for the Theatre. 3 cr. U. Development of skills in computer aided drafting techniques for scenery, properties, and lighting.|Specific computer hardware and/or software is required. Check with instr for specifics. Prereq: Theatre 218(P) or cons instr.
224 (104) Make-Up. 3 cr. U. Emphasis on materials, effects of light, color and character analysis.|Prereq: none
225 Costume Construction. 4 cr. U. Mechanics and technology of art of costuming. All aspects of costumer's craft surveyed including practical work in shop.|Prereq: none.
230 Acting 2: Text and Performance. 3 cr. U. Basic acting techniques in realism and extended realism through scene work and exercises exploring dramatic action, focus of attention and script analysis.|Prereq: Theatre 110(P) or cons instr.
231 (106) Introduction to Voice and Speech. 3 cr. U. Lectures and exercises designed to begin the development of a more open, resonant, and flexible speaking voice for everyday use.|Prereq: none.
236 (112) Theatre Production and Design. 3 cr. U. Design process exploring styles, methods, and presentation for scenery and costumes in traditional and non-traditional theatre.|Prereq: Theatre 214(P) or 225(P
260 (460) Storytelling: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Development of skills to locate, analyze, and tell stories from multicultural sources and ranging from personal experience to myths and legends.|Retakeable with change in topic to max of 3 sem. Prereq: none, except as required for specific topic.
275 Performing Arts Management. 3 cr. U. Exploration of stage and theatre management processes including rehearsal and production management techniques and introductory management principles for non-profit theatre|Prereq: Theatre major or cons instr.
285 Costume Construction 2. 3 cr. U. Construction of costumes; advanced tailoring techniques, practical application of classwork in costume shop.|Prereq: Theatre 225(P).
301 Theatrical Millinery. 3 cr. U. Projects in costume accessory construction. Emphasis on millinery and hat blocking.|Prereq: Theatre(ThrPTTP) 225(P).
304 Costume Design. 3 cr. U. Designing the play, understanding the basic principles of costume design. Rendering technique, color theory and the elements of design are covered.|Prereq: Theatre 225(P) or cons instr.
305 The Theatrical Experience: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Performances, demonstrations, and lectures focusing on specific aspects of theatrical production. Attendance at live theatrical performances required|Retakable with change in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
308 Advanced Makeup: (Subtitled). 3-6 cr. U. Advanced Makeup techniques for stage and film.|Counts as repeat of Theatre 690. May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Prereq: Theatre 224(P); or cons instr.
311 Advanced Theatre Games and Improvisation. 3 cr. U. Advanced study in a wide variety of long-form acting improvisations and games designed to free and channel self expression of performers and non-performers.|Prereq: Theatre 111(P) or cons instr. Improvisational performance attendance required.
311 (effective 09/02/2014) Advanced Improvisation. 3 cr. U. Advanced study in a wide variety of long-form acting improvisations designed to free and channel self expression of performers and non-performers.|Prereq: Theatre 111(P) or cons instr. Improvisational performance attendance required.
314 Scenic Production. 3 cr. U. Practical fabrication and installation of scenery with emphasis on advanced construction techniques, safety, and craftsmanship.|Prereq: Theatre 214(P).
315 Advanced Properties Production. 3 cr. U. Restoration and construction techniques for soft goods fabrication and prop furniture repair and modification.|Prereq: Theatre(ThrPTTP) 215(P) or 225(P).
318 Scene Design. 3 cr. U. Development of design sensibility for stage set design from script analysis, research, and initial concept to model making of final design.|Prereq: Theatre 236(112)(P) and Theatre 218(P) or cons instr.
319 Scenic Painting. 3 cr. U. Development of skills in stage painting techniques for scenery and properties.|Prereq: Theatre 236(112)(P) or cons instr.
320 Performing Community. 3 cr. U. Exploring the development of communities through cultural and performing practices through community-based work in the arts.|Prereq: Theatre 204(P) or 260(460)(P) or cons instr.
321 The Theatre: Beginnings Through Realism. 3 cr. U. Study of the development of theatre art and its practice, performance, and scripts, from classical antiquity through the 19th century.|Prereq: soph st.
322 The Theatre: Modern and Contemporary Period. 3 cr. U. Study of the development of theatre art and its practice, performance, and scripts from 1900 to the present.|Prereq: soph st.
323 Special Topics in World Theatre: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Exploration of theatre and ritual in cultures and countries around the world.|Prereq: May be taken with chg in topic to 6 cr max.; Theatre 321(P) or 322(P) or cons instr.
324 Theatre in the Americas: Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Theatre. 3 cr. U. Survey of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latina/o theatre and performance. History and cultures of the Americas that shape these productions.|Counts as a repeat of Theatre 490 w/topic "Latin American Theatre." LACS, Latino, & Theatre 324 are jointly-offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.
325 History of Costume. 3 cr. U. Study of costume and fashion from Egyptians to present. Emphasis on the sociological and cultural changes in patterns of dress and behavior.|Prereq: none.
330 Acting Topics: 3 cr. U. Exploration of advanced acting techniques through various topic changes.|May be retaken with change in topic. Prereq: Theatre 230(P); & cons instr.
332 Tailoring. 3 cr. U. Construction of costume: tailoring techniques with an emphasis on textiles, cutting, fitting, and alterations.|Prereq: Theatre 285(P).
337 (217) Sound Production. 3 cr. U. Exploration of sound recording and playback techniques for live performance including digital editing and computer based show control systems.|Prereq: Theatre 214 (P) or cons instr.
338 (216) Lighting Production. 3 cr. U. Development of skills for producing stage lighting including electrical and color theory, wiring and control, focus,control programming and master electrician management techniques and design.|Prereq: Theatre 214(P) or cons instr.
339 Stage Combat. 3 cr. U. Basic techniques of unarmed stage combat focusing on safety, partnering skills, and technical proficiency.|Prereq: none.
343 (240) Patternmaking I. 3 cr. U. Flatpattern method. Includes drafting, pivoting, and slash and spread techniques. Emphasis on theatrical costumes.|Prereq: Theatre 285(P).
354 Draping. 3 cr. U. Introduction to principles of draping techniques applied to stage costumes.|Prereq: Theatre 343(P).
357 Digital Audio Workstations for Stage and Studio. 3 cr. U. Explore computer technology technology to create, manipulate, edit and render digital audio for performance and recording. Music, sound effects, synthesis, and MIDI are focus topics.|Prereq: none, online course.
359 Playwriting. 3 cr. U/G. Playwriting process through in-class excercises, writing assignments, critical analysis, and discussion.|Prereq: Theatre 213(P); or cons instr.
360 Service-Learning in Theatre: (Subtitled). 1 cr. U. Applied theatre, social justice oriented, storytelling, and/or performance projects developed through service-learning and in community settings.|Retakable with change in topic to max of 3 sem. Prereq: Theatre 260(460)(P) or cons instr.
380 Stage Management. 3 cr. U. Development of skills for the successful management of theatrical productions from auditions through rehearsal and performance.|Prereq: Theatre 214(P).
400 Foundations. 1 cr. U. Exercises from various disciplines to stretch, energize, and prepare for the day's work in acting and production.|May be retaken for cr. Prereq: Admis. to Theatre BFA Acting track.
401 Fabric Painting and Dyeing. 3 cr. U. Study and practical work in dyeing and painting fabrics for stage purposes.|Prereq: Theatre(ThrPTTP) 225(P) or 215(P); or cons instr
407 Contemporary Theatre Performance: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U. Study of plays and current productions, playwrights, directors, actors, and theatrical practices in selected cities. Credits determined in consultation with instructor.|May be retaken with change in topic. Prereq: none.
408 Acting in Musical Theatre. 3 cr. U. Scene study in musical theatre, developing character through song, movement and text.|Prereq: Theatre 110(P) or cons instr.
410 Stage Directing. 3 cr. U/G. Basic skills of staging, play analysis, rehearsal technique, and production organization.|Prereq: jr st; Theatre 213(P) & 230 (P); or cons instr.
412 Career Preparation and Development. 2 cr. U. The development of portfolio and interview techniques in preparation for careers in stage management, costume production, or technical production.|Prereq: Theatre 275(P) or cons instr
415 Casting and Molding for the Stage. 3 cr. U. Study of one-part and two-part molding and casting applications including sculpting for mask making and stage properties.|Prereq: Theatre 215(P) or 225(P) or cons instr.
418 Lighting Design. 3 cr. U. Exploration of elements and principles of lighting design and creative design process.|Prereq: Theatre 338(216)(P) or cons instr.
430 Stage Voice and Speech 1. 3 cr. U. Exploration of vocal anatomy, breath and breath support for speech, individual vocal habits and the actor's vocal warm-up.|Prereq: Admis to Theatre BFA Acting track.
431 Stage Voice and Speech 2. 3 cr. U. Continuation of Theatre 430.|Prereq: Theatre 430(P).
432 Advanced Theatre Practicum. 1-6 cr. U. Advanced level practical work on live performance productions performing, serving on publicity, management, stage or costume crews.|May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Prereq: jr st, Theatre 202(P)(Thr BA 202).
435 Production Management. 3 cr. U. Theatre management processes utilizing leadership, problem-solving, and project management skills for budgeting, scheduling, personnel and facility management, and season planning.|Prereq: Theatre 275(P) or cons instr.
437 (317) Sound Design and Technology. 3 cr. U. Skill development in sound design and editing utilizing sound-scaping and basic music composition for storytelling on the stage.|Prereq: Theatre 214(P) or cons instr.
439 Advanced Stage Combat. 3 cr. U. Advanced techniques in stage combat arts focusing on use of bladed weapons integrated into performance and stage movement.|Prereq: Theatre 339(P).
440 Physical Performance 1. 3 cr. U. Training and exercises to create physical awareness, skills, and presence in space for performance through movement, improvisation, and sensory/composition work.|Prereq: Admis to Theatre BFA acting track.
441 Physical Performance 2. 3 cr. U. Physical exercises, improvisation, and text work to deepen the connection between actor and imagination utilizing full bodywork for creating character and dramatic action.|Prereq: admis to Theatre BFA acting track; Theatre 440(P).
443 Pattern Making II. 3 cr. U. Continuation of Pattern Making with an emphasis on period styles and menswear patterns.|Prereq: Theatre 343(240)(P).
444 Costume Crafts. 3 cr. U. Advanced projects in costume accessory construction.|Prereq: Theatre 215(P) or Theatre 225(P) or cons instr.
448 The Creative Classroom: Drama & Arts Learning K-8. 3 cr. U. Understanding and utilizing creative drama and other arts-in-education techniques to enhance experiential learning in classrooms and other educational venues.|Prereq: soph st or cons instr.
463 Master Class in Professional Theatre Study. 1 cr. U. Ongoing development of aesthetic and professional philosophies and practices in performance.|Retakable to max of 6 cr. Prereq: Admis to Theatre BFA acting track or writ cons instr
465 Theatre Capstone: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Theatre techniques to enhance communication, mediation, and leadership in community, cultural, educational, and business settings. Community-based project work required.|May be retaken with chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: Theatre 320(P); or cons instr.
470 Acting Technique 3. 4 cr. U. Development of basic acting skills and application to texts drawn from American realism. Emphasis on psycho-physical technique, dramatic action, personalization, expressive use of self.|Prereq: Theatre Major with admission to BFA acting track.
471 Acting Technique 4. 4 cr. U. Fundamentals of acting in classical texts.|Prereq: Admis to Theatre BFA acting track, Theatre 470(P).
472 Performance Workshop Capstone. 2-4 cr. U. Workshops in creating performance under faculty supervision.|May be retaken for cr. Prereq: Theatre 320(P) or 359(P) or 218(P); or cons instr.
473 Theatre in Elementary Education. 3 cr. U. Theatre experiences for growth and development of elementary school child. Discussion, lectures, and experimentation, analysis of materials, age groups, and situations. Teaching of children's theatre classes.|Prereq: soph st or cons instr.
474 Theatre in Secondary Education. 3 cr. U. Methods and philosophy of teaching theatre in the secondary school. Theory and practice in solving problems arising in practical teaching situations. Observation of Theatre classes.|Prereq: soph st or cons instr.
475 Rehearsal and Performance: 2-3 cr. U. Practical experience in the preparation, rehearsal, stage management or performance of theatrical productions.|May be retaken for credit to max of 12 cr. Credit granted per production assignment. Prereq: cons instr.
480 Leadership Skills for Theatre Management. 3 cr. U. Development of management skills for organizing and running theatrical productions by understanding personal leadership styles, communication techniques, conflict resolution, and problem-solving within the artistic process.|Prereq: Theatre 380(P) & cons instr.
484 Field Work in Theatre. 1-3 cr. U/G. Theatre education field experiences in schools, agencies, and institutions.|Retakeable to max of 3 sem. Prereq: Theatre majors; Thr BA 473(P) or 474(P); & cons instr.
485 Elementary Level Student Teaching in Theatre. 2-6 cr. U/G. Student teaching experience in cooperating school systems in or near Milwaukee; supervision by mentor-teacher and members of Theatre faculty; weekly seminar; portfolio development.|May not be retaken for cr. Prereq: jr st & admis to Theatre teaching cert & cons instr
486 Secondary Student Teaching in Theatre. 2-6 cr. U/G. Student teaching experience in cooperating school systems in or near Milwaukee; supervision by mentor-teacher and members of the Theatre faculty; weekly seminar; portfolio development.|May not be retaken for cr. Prereq: jr st; admis to Theatre teaching cert; Theatre 484(P) & writ cons instr.
490 Topics in Theatre: (Subtitled). 2-4 cr. U/G. Various forms of theatre processes or theatrical presentation/production. Specific credits announced in Schedule of Classes whenever course is offered.|May be retaken with change in topic to max of 8 cr. Prereq: jr st; see Schedule of Classes for add'l prereq's.
497 Study Abroad in Theatre. (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Interdisciplinary and foundational exploration of world theatre through exchange programs, perfformance tours, or foreign cultural study.|May be retaken with change in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog. Foreign language proficiency required for some programs.
530 Stage Voice and Speech 3. 3 cr. U. Vocal exploration through analysis of verse and heightened language, recorded voice work, and beginning dialects for the stage.|Prereq: Theatre 431(P).
531 Stage Voice and Speech 4. 3 cr. U. Advanced dialects for stage utilizing individual research and presentation of a dialect focusing on advanced voice and speech work.|Prereq: Theatre 530(P).
540 Physical Performance 3. 3 cr. U. Development of and training in extended physical theatre techniques drawn from current performance research and text study.|Prereq: Theatre 441(P).
541 Physical Performance 4. 3 cr. U. Exploration of movement and acting challenges through rehearsal and performance of new play texts.|Prereq: Theatre 540(P).
570 Acting 5. 4 cr. U. Scene work in pre-modern texts.|Prereq: Admis to Theatre BFA acting track, Theatre 471(P)
571 Acting 6. 4 cr. U. Contemporary Performance Techniques. Work in the development and performance of new and contemporary material through ensemble work and physical theatre techniques.|Prereq: Admis to Theatre BFA acting track; Theatre 570(P).
575 Studio. 1-4 cr. U. Practical application of all phases of production, rehearsal, and performance.|May be retaken to max of 16 cr. Prereq: admis to Costume or Tech. Prod. Theatre BFA track.
675 Advanced Studio. 1-6 cr. U. Advanced practical application of all phases of production, rehearsal, and performance.|May be retaken to max of 12 cr. Credit granted per production assignment. Prereq: Theatre 575(P) or 475(P); & cons instr.
680 Seminar in Theatre History: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Discussion and research in a specific area of Theatre history.|May be retaken with topic change. Prereq: cons instr.
681 Seminar in Dramatic Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Discussion and research in a specific area of dramatic literature.|May be retaken with topic change to a 9 cr max. Prereq: cons instr.
685 Internship in Professional Theatre. 1-6 cr. U/G. Engagement with a professional Theatre in individual discipline area.|May be retaken to max of 12 cr. Prereq: jr st.
689 Independent Study-Stage Management. 1-6 cr. U/G. Individualized program of supervised study in stage management. Work on productions in stage management is required.|May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
690 Independent Study--Make-Up. 1-6 cr. U. Individual program of supervised study in make-up.|May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Prereq: jr st, writ cons instr.
691 Independent Study-Acting. 1-6 cr. U/G. Individual program of supervised study in acting.|May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
692 Independent Study-Technical Theatre, Scene Design and Lighting. 1-6 cr. U/G. Individual program of supervised study in technical theatre, scene design, or lighting.|May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
693 Independent Study-Costumes. 1-6 cr. U/G. Individual program of supervised study in costumes.|May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
694 Independent Study-Directing. 1-4 cr. U/G. Individual program of supervised study in directing.|May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
695 Independent Study-History, Literature, and Criticism. 1-6 cr. U/G. Individual program of supervised study in history, literature, and criticism.|May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
696 Independent Study-Playwriting. 1-6 cr. U/G. Individual program of supervised study in playwriting.|May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
697 Independent Study-Theatre Education and Theatre for Young Audiences. 1-6 cr. U/G. Individual program of supervised study in theatre education and children's theatre.|May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
698 Independent Study-Theatre Management and Public Relations. 1-6 cr. U/G. Individual program of supervised study in theatre management and public relations.|May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
699 Independent Study: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U/G. Individual program of supervised study in the student's area of emphasis.|May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.

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