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Courses currently being offered:

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Check the course schedules/descriptions available via the Registrar's Office for the official schedules for the widest range of terms for which such information is available.


Below you will find a list of all undergraduate courses that have been offered.

NOTE: Not all of these courses are offered in any given year.

ENG 123 PLAYWRITING: Fall 2017

Not unlike the essay or laboratory experiment, a play is a tool that allows the curious mind to develop, test, and rethink ideas, and to grapple with significant issues (both public and private) in live, three-dimensional space. Playwriting introduces the beginning writer interested in exploring the discipline of live performance (and the seasoned writer wishing to develop his/her craft) to the exciting world of writing for the stage. Each semester, students in this course get the chance to study with a different, award-winning guest playwright. In so doing, they get to experience instruction and guidance under the tutelage of some of the most exciting voices working professionally in the American theatre.to the theater.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 170 TECHNICAL THEATER

Introductory course to the theories, methods, and practice of set construction, power tools, rigging, stage lighting, drafting, sound, and scene painting. Lab participation in theater program productions required.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 171 TECHNICAL THEATER

Introductory course to the theories, methods, and practice of set construction, power tools, rigging, stage lighting, drafting, sound, and scene painting. Lab participation in theater program productions required.

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ENG 172 INTRODUCTION TO STAGE LIGHTING & SOUND

This course introduces students to the mechanics and aesthetics of lighting and sound design for the theatre. Students gain a thorough understanding of lighting and sound equipment, procedures, safety, and how these fascinating elements contribute to creating theatrical storytelling. Students work actively with these technologies on productions, getting valuable practical experience.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 173 INTRO TO STAGE LIGHTNG&SOUND

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ENG 174 ACTING TECHNIQUES: Fall Lab

This course serves as an introduction to, and exploration of the acting process for the stage, developing the fundamental skills students need to approach a text from a performer’s standpoint and to create character. The course takes as its basic premise that the actor’s instrument is the self—with all of the physical, psychological, intellectual, social, moral and spiritual implications of that term. Students will be encouraged in both the expression and the expansion of the self and of the imagination. The class will also help the student develop an overall appreciation for the role of the theatre in today’s society.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 175 ACTING TECHNIQUES II

Training in the techniques by which individual actors set forth the characters recorded in dramatic texts.

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ENG 176 VOICE & MOVEMENT FOR ACTOR

This course aims to help students explore the full range and expressiveness of their speaking voice; to help them understand and master the relationship between text, movement, and vocal expression; to encourage and give them the skills to expand their movement ranges while learning a descriptive system for understanding movement and meaning. The course allows students to analyze their own movement profiles as actors, to create characters through clear movement and vocal choices, and to embody these characters fully.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 177 CHARACTERIZATION: DIALECTS, COMMEDIA, & IMPROVISATION

This class is designed to help the actor expand their knowledge of how to create unique, believable characters through the acquisition of dialects, the study of Commedia dell’arte (including the study and creation of masks) and by utilizing the rules of improvisation. Students will work with text in addition to creating their own devised scenes.

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ENG 178 DESIGN FOR STAGE: Costumes

Design for Stage: Costumes addresses both conceptual and practical aspects of the creation of costumes for live performance. Students will acquire an understanding of the history and theory of costume design, with emphasis placed on the creative association of costumes and image; the process of developing a well-crafted, professional design from script to technical rehearsal to performance; and hands-on experience with tools and techniques used to build a costume design and execute it on stage.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 179 DESIGN FOR THE STAGE: TBA

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ENG 180 DIRECTING & DIRECTING LAB

Introductory directing techniques for aspiring directors. Exploring the nature of the theatrical events, investigate the nature of conceptualization, visualization, text analysis, action and design as they pertain to the director's craft. In conjunction with a weekly scheduled lab.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 270 ADVANCED TECHNICAL THEATER

Investigate technical theater beyond the realms of ENG 170/171 (Technical Theater). Focus on work related to the scenic design and technical production of the semester's Theatre Program productions. Working in small seminars and one-on-one tutorials. Instructor will assist students in learning more in the chosen technical areas and about problem-solving scenic and technical questions raised by the set/s being built.

Prerequisites: by arrangement w/instructor
Last Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 271 ADVANCED TECHNICAL THEATER

Investigate technical theater beyond the realms of Eng 170/171 (Technical Theater). Focus on work related to the scenic design and technical production of the semester's Theatre Program productions. Working in small seminars and one-on-one tutorials. Instructor will assist students in learning more in the chosen technical areas and about problem-solving scenic and technical questions raised by the set/s being built.

Prerequisites: by arrangement w/instructor
Last Offered: Spring 2018

ENG 273 MASTERING THE ACTOR'S BODY

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ENG 278 ADVANCED PLAYWRITING

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ENG 290 PLAYS IN PRODUCTION: CURRENT SEMESTER

This course allows students to comprehensively and actively understand the entire theatrical production process from the page to the stage. Students will study and gain insight into an actual text being produced in Todd Theatre; work with the artist directing the production to understand and explore the creative and artistic process; and gain first-hand, practical experience working on the production in one of many labs associated with the production process (scenery, lighting, costume, sound, etc.). A unique class melding the theoretical and practical.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 291 PLAYS IN PRODUCTION: CURRENT SEMESTER

Set building, prop and costume development, and publicity for current production.

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ENG 292 PLAYS IN PERFORMANCE: CHANGES/SEMESTER

For actors and stage managers working on the current production

Prerequisites: Instructor's permission required
Last Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 293 PLAYS PERF: DEVISED WORK

For actors and stage managers working on the current production.

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ENG 294 PLAYS IN PERFORMANCE: CHANGES/SEMESTER

For actors and stage managers working on the current production.

Prerequisites: Instructor's permission require.
Last Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 295 PLAYS PERF: PINTER PLAYS

For actors and stage managers working on the current production.

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ENG 296 STAGE MANAGEMENT: FALL TERM

Students in Stage Management (fall/spring) will get an in-depth introduction to and immersion in stage managing a theatrical production. In addition, cover all areas of management skills, safety procedures, technical knowledge, and paperwork, students will be expected to serve as an assistant stage manager or production stage manager on one (or both) Theater Program productions in their registered semester.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

ENG 297 STAGE MANAGEMENT: SPRING SEMESTER

In Stage Management I and/or II (fall/spring) will get an in-depth introduction to and immersion in stage managing a theatrical production. In addition,cover all areas of management skills, safety procedures, technical knowledge, and paperwork, students will be expected to serve as an assistant stage manager or production stage manager on one (or both) Theater Program productions in their registered semester

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ENG 298 PERF LAB DEVISED WORK

1 CREDIT PASS/FALL - PERFORMANCE LAB FOR STUDENTS IN ENG 293.

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ENG 299 PERF LAB PINTER PLAYS

1 CREDIT PASS/FALL - PERFORMANCE LAB FOR STUDENTS IN ENG 295.

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ENG 360 SPECIAL PROJECTS: THEATER

Can be offered either semester

Prerequisites: Instructor's permission required.
Last Offered: Spring 2018

ENG 391 INDEPENDENT STUDY

A course of reading, research, and writing on topics not covered by the existing curriculum, developed between the student and a faculty advisor.

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ENG 398 HONORS THESIS

Qualified undergraduates may enroll in advanced seminars at the 400 level by permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies and the Director of Graduate Studies in English and the instructor.Limited to students completing the English Honors Program.

Last Offered: Spring 2018