The DepTheatre Coursesartment of Theatre and Dance offers a well-rounded liberal arts approach in its curriculum. Theatre courses cover all the basic areas of theatrical endeavor, including acting, movement for the actor, directing, stagecraft, scene design, lighting, costuming, makeup, dramatic literature, theatre history, dramatic theory and criticism, and play writing. The Dance program offers courses in dance techniques, choreography, improvisation, dance history and dance research methods.  Selected topics offered range from a diverse menu of performance and technical offerings such as: Alba Emoting, Acting Shakespeare, Scene Painting, Practical Applications in Theatrical Control Systems, Sound Engineering, and Prop Design and Construction.  Dance offers Hip Hop, Salsa Immersion and Capoeira.

Please note that some courses may require certain overrides to be able to register. To request an override, please complete an Approval form and submit it to the course instructor for approval. Forms that are approved may be turned in to the Performing & Fine Arts Student Information Office in ARTS room 302.

 

Dance Courses

Dance as performance and as theoretical discourse from a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural perspective is primary in the Dance program, thus we offer a broad range of dance technique and theory courses. Dance technique options include, but are not limited to, Ballet, Music-based Jazz, Modern, Dances of the African Diaspora, Tap, Alaska Native Dance, Salsa, Hip Hop, Social Dance, Capoeira and Dance for Musical Theatre. 

Theory Courses include Dance Appreciation, Theory and Improvisation, Dance Composition and Interdisciplinary Dance Studies. The program also offers Special Topics courses that have included Dance in Education. 

Production is a key component of the program with the UAA Dance Ensemble as the core performing group. Course offerings in both dance and theatre support the performance mission of the program such as Dance Repertory and Performance and Theatrical Production Techniques.

 

Summer Semester 2015

  1. Dance (DNCE)

  2. Course Number Course Name Credits
  3. A170 *Dance Appreciation 3.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.  M W    11:30AM-3:30PM
      ESH 209
      Flanders-Crosby, J 32

      CRN: 51422
      Section: 302
      Date Range: 05/18-06/22

      Develops an appreciation of dance for observers and participants through readings, lectures, videos, writing exercises, live performances, and movement and discussion sessions. Explores dance in social and cultural contexts and as an aesthetic and kinesthetic experience. Examines dance across various cultures along with its development as an art form in Europe and America. A lecture course with four to seven dance studio movement sessions per semester.

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    Develops an appreciation of dance for observers and participants through readings, lectures, videos, writing exercises, live performances, and movement and discussion sessions. Explores dance in social and cultural contexts and as an aesthetic and kinesthetic experience. Examines dance across various cultures along with its development as an art form in Europe and America. A lecture course with four to seven dance studio movement sessions per semester.

* - Course meets a GER requirement

 

Theatre Courses

Theatre CoursesTheatre is the art of giving life in performance to dramatic literature. Production is at the very heart of our award-winning Theatre and Dance program. Each season UAA Theatre and Dance produces four plays and two dance concerts on its "modified thrust" Mainstage, and in the Jerry Harper Studio Theatre, a fully-equipped, black-box space. 

Student-directed scenes, one-acts, and full-length plays are also presented yearly in the Harper. 

Department plays are cast at open auditions, and on average more than 100 majors, non-majors and members of the community are involved in our productions each year. 

All Theatre and Dance majors are required to participate in Mainstage productions and/or related departmental activities.

 

Summer Semester 2015

  1. Theater (THR)

  2. Course Number Course Name Credits
  3. A111 *Introduction to the Theatre 3.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.        
      DISTANCE
      Metzger, C 4

      CRN: 51240
      Section: 501
      Date Range: 05/18-06/22

      Survey of theatre with focus on artists who contribute to theatrical production viewed within the context of historical styles and development.

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      DISTANCE
      Metzger, C 25

      CRN: 51241
      Section: 502
      Date Range: 06/25-08/01

      Survey of theatre with focus on artists who contribute to theatrical production viewed within the context of historical styles and development.

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    Survey of theatre with focus on artists who contribute to theatrical production viewed within the context of historical styles and development.

  4. A121 Introduction to Acting 3.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.  M      09:00AM-1:30PM
      FSM 207
      Olson, A 20

      CRN: 51846
      Section: P22
      Date Range: 05/18-06/22

      An introduction to basic acting techniques with emphasis on creativity, concentration, relaxation, physical and vocal awareness, and the Stanislavsky method of acting.

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    An introduction to basic acting techniques with emphasis on creativity, concentration, relaxation, physical and vocal awareness, and the Stanislavsky method of acting.

  5. A141 Stagecraft I 3.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.  M W    10:00AM-12:00PM
      Sale, M 23

      CRN: 51934
      Section: P21
      Date Range: 05/18-08/01

      Workshop in principles and techniques of contemporary theatrical production, including technical direction, drafting, scenery construction and rigging.
      Special Note: This course includes lab time.

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    3.    W    01:00PM-3:45PM
      Sale, M 23

      CRN: 51934
      Section: P21
      Date Range: 05/18-08/01

      Workshop in principles and techniques of contemporary theatrical production, including technical direction, drafting, scenery construction and rigging.
      Special Note: This course includes lab time.

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    Workshop in principles and techniques of contemporary theatrical production, including technical direction, drafting, scenery construction and rigging.
    Special Note: This course includes lab time.

  6. A411 *History of Theatre I 3.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.        
      DISTANCE
      Edgecombe, D -1

      CRN: 51242
      Section: 501
      Date Range: 05/18-08/01

      Study of theatre history from ancient Greece to 1800. The history and the influence of different cultures, traditions and technology on the development of the theatre as a social institution.
      Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing and the completion of GER Tier 1 Written Communication requirements.

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    Study of theatre history from ancient Greece to 1800. The history and the influence of different cultures, traditions and technology on the development of the theatre as a social institution.
    Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing and the completion of GER Tier 1 Written Communication requirements.

  7. A412 *History of Theatre II 3.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.        
      DISTANCE
      Edgecombe, D -3

      CRN: 51243
      Section: 501
      Date Range: 05/18-08/01

      Continuation of THR A411. Theatre history from 1800 to modern.
      Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing and the completion of GER Tier 1 Written Communication requirements.

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    Continuation of THR A411. Theatre history from 1800 to modern.
    Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing and the completion of GER Tier 1 Written Communication requirements.

  8. A498 Individual Research 3.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.        
      ARR
      Anteau, D 10

      CRN: 51244
      Section: 301
      Date Range: 05/18-08/01

      Independent research on a specific topic or area of theatre culminating in a research paper. Participation in professional conferences and competition strongly recommended.
      Registration Restrictions: Junior standing in Theatre and department chair's signature.

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    Independent research on a specific topic or area of theatre culminating in a research paper. Participation in professional conferences and competition strongly recommended.
    Registration Restrictions: Junior standing in Theatre and department chair's signature.

* - Course meets a GER requirement