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Theatre and Film, Faculty of Arts

THTR: Theatre

THTR 120 (3) Introduction to Theatre
Theory and practice of the theatrical arts. Attendance at plays is required.
THTR 130 (3) Introduction to Stage Acting
THTR 150 (3) Introduction to Technical Production
Foundation study of production technologies for the performing arts.
THTR 205 (3/6) d Graphics for Theatre and Film Design
THTR 210 (3) Drama: Forms and Ideas I
The Anatomy of Drama: Its history, aesthetic principles, performative potential.
THTR 211 (3) Drama: Forms and Ideas II
Topics in comparative drama; drama and the other performing arts; dramaturgy.
THTR 230 (3) Performance Study I
Study of the actor's process.
THTR 245 (3) Play-Interpretation and Production-Analysis
Basic methods of interpreting dramatic texts and analyzing plays in performance. The plays presented on the Frederic Wood Stage will be studied in this course.
THTR 250 (3) Technical Production
The construction and execution of scenery, costumes, properties, lighting, and sound for the stage.
Prerequisite: THTR 150.
Equivalency: THTR 254.
THTR 271 (3) Beginning B.F.A. Acting I
Open only to B.F.A. Acting students. An audition is required.
Prerequisite: At least one theatre course.
THTR 272 (3) Beginning B.F.A. Acting II
Open only to B.F.A. Acting students.
THTR 273 (3) Beginning Voice and Movement I
Open only to B.F.A. Acting students. An audition is required.
Prerequisite: At least one theatre course.
THTR 274 (3) d Beginning Voice and Movement II
Open only to B.F.A. Acting students.
THTR 299 (3/6) d Production I
Assigned projects in theatre production.
Corequisite: One of THTR 205, THTR 250.
Equivalency: THTR 251.
THTR 301 (3/6) d Styles of Decor and Dress
Artistic, decorative, cultural, and social contexts of selected theatrical genres and periods.
THTR 305 (3) Scenery Design I
Principles and practice of scenery design for the performing arts.
Prerequisite: THTR 205.
THTR 306 (3) Costume Design I
Principles and practice of costume design for the performing arts.
THTR 307 (3) Lighting Design I
The optical, distribution, and control systems used in stage lighting design.
THTR 308 (3) Sound Design
Audio design and production for theatre and other performance forms.
THTR 310 (3) Theory of Drama Performance
The basic principles of dramaturgy and theory of performance. Historical and contemporary writing on dramatic theory and criticism and their relation to theatrical practice.
THTR 311 (3) Studies in Drama
Topics will vary from year to year.
THTR 317 (3) Introduction to Directing
Prerequisite: One of THTR 130, THTR 230 and THTR 299.
Corequisite: One of THTR 299, THTR 399.
THTR 320 (3) History of Theatre I
Core concepts in world theatre history and the development of theatre prior to the nineteenth century.
THTR 323 (3) History and Theory of Directing
Equivalency: THTR 321.
THTR 325 (3/6) d History of Canadian Theatre
THTR 330 (3) Performance Study II
Study of performance styles.
Prerequisite: One of THTR 130, THTR 230.
THTR 335 (3) Voice and Movement Study
Prerequisite: One of THTR 130, THTR 230.
THTR 339 (3) Creating Theatre I
Study and practice of processes and forms used to create ensemble performance.
Prerequisite: One of THTR 130, THTR 230.
THTR 340 (3/6) d Studies in Non-Western Theatre
Open to all students in third year and above.
THTR 350 (3) Scenery Production I
Scenery construction, rigging, and systems.
THTR 352 (3) Scene Painting I
Media, techniques, and textural treatments used in scene painting.
THTR 354 (3) Stage Management
Principles and procedures of stage management: organizations, systems, and operations.
THTR 356 (3) Costume Construction
Advanced assembly and specialized construction methods for producing costume for stage and screen.
THTR 371 (3) Intermediate B.F.A. Acting I
Open only to B.F.A. Acting students.
Prerequisite: All of THTR 271, THTR 272, THTR 273, THTR 274.
THTR 372 (3) Intermediate B.F.A. Acting II
Open only to B.F.A. Acting students.
Corequisite: All of THTR 371, THTR 373, THTR 374.
THTR 373 (3) Intermediate Voice, Speech, and Movement I
Open only to B.F.A. Acting students.
Prerequisite: All of THTR 271, THTR 272, THTR 273, THTR 274.
THTR 374 (3) Intermediate Voice, Speech, and Movement II
Open only to B.F.A. Acting students.
Corequisite: All of THTR 371, THTR 372, THTR 373.
THTR 391 (3-12) d Rehearsal and Performance
Open only to B.F.A. Acting students.
Prerequisite: All of THTR 271, THTR 272, THTR 273, THTR 274.
THTR 399 (3/6) d Production II
Assigned projects in theatre design and production.
Corequisite: One of THTR 305, THTR 306, THTR 307, THTR 308, THTR 350, THTR 352, THTR 354, THTR 356.
THTR 405 (3) Scenery Design II
Exploration of complex scenery design and development of design portfolio.
Prerequisite: THTR 305.
THTR 406 (3) Costume Design II
Complex problems and selected historical studies in costume design.
Prerequisite: THTR 306.
THTR 407 (3) Lighting Design II
Complex design and advanced technologies in stage lighting and scenography.
Prerequisite: THTR 307.
THTR 408 (3/6) d Advanced Study in Design and Scenography
Topics will vary from year to year. Consent of Department required.
Equivalency: THTR 459.
THTR 410 (3) Dramaturgy
Advanced problems in dramaturgy, both in a historical and a contemporary context.
THTR 417 (3) Directing Lab
Prerequisite: THTR 317. Permission of the instructor is required for admission to this course.
THTR 420 (3) History of Theatre II
Key movements in world theatre history from the nineteenth century to the present.
Prerequisite: THTR 320.
Equivalency: THTR 415.
THTR 421 (3) History of Theatre from 1900 to the present
The development of Western Theatre from 1900 to the present
THTR 425 (3/6) d Topics in Canadian Theatre
THTR 430 (6) Theory of Drama and Performance
The basic principles of dramaturgy and theory of performance. Historical and contemporary writing on theatrical theory and criticism and their relation to theatrical practice.
THTR 439 (3/6) d Creating Theatre
Ensemble creation culminating in the presentation of a theatrical work. Permission of the instructor is required.
Equivalency: THTR 490.
THTR 440 (3/6) d Topics in Theatre
An examination in depth of a selected area of theatre history, theory or practice. Topics will change from year to year. May be repeated for credit when topics differ.
Prerequisite: 6 credits of THTR at the 300-level or above.
THTR 443 (3/6) d Women in Theatre and Film
A course dealing with women's involvement in and contribution to various aspects of Theatre and/or Film Topics will change from year to year.
Equivalency: THTR 415.
THTR 445 (3) Majors and Honours Seminar
THTR 448 (3/6) c Directed Studies in Theatre Theory and Practice
THTR 449 (6) Supervised Study and Honours Essay
THTR 450 (3) Scenery Production II
Technical direction; complex techniques and problems in scenery production.
Prerequisite: THTR 350.
THTR 452 (3) Scene Painting II
Study of selected scene painting styles.
Prerequisite: THTR 352.
THTR 454 (3) Production and Theatre Management
Production and theatre management with emphasis on budgeting, publicity, scheduling, press relations, special events, legal issues, season selection, resumes and interpersonal skills.
Prerequisite: THTR 354.
THTR 456 (3) Costume Construction II
Pattern development and cutting for costume for stage and screen using flat pattern and draping.
Prerequisite: THTR 356.
THTR 469 (3/6) d Interdisciplinary Projects
Group projects and workshops with students majoring in other creative arts.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Equivalency: CRWR 440, VISA 469, MUSC 469.
THTR 471 (3) Advanced B.F.A. Acting I
Open only to B.F.A. (Acting) students.
Prerequisite: All of THTR 371, THTR 372, THTR 373, THTR 374, THTR 391.
THTR 472 (3) Advanced B.F.A. Acting II
Open only to B.F.A. Acting students.
Corequisite: All of THTR 471, THTR 473, THTR 474.
THTR 473 (3) Advanced Speech and Movement I
Open only to B.F.A. Acting students.
Prerequisite: Three of THTR 371, THTR 372, THTR 373, THTR 374, THTR 391.
THTR 474 (3) Advanced Speech and Movement II
Open only to B.F.A. Acting students.
Corequisite: THTR 471, THTR 472, THTR 473
THTR 491 (3-12) d Advanced Rehearsal and Performance
Open only to B.F.A. Acting students.
Prerequisite: Three of THTR 371, THTR 372, THTR 373, THTR 374, THTR 391.
THTR 499 (6-12) d Production III
Assigned projects in Theatre or Film design and production.
Prerequisite: THTR 399.
Corequisite: One of THTR 405, THTR 406, THTR 407, THTR 408, THTR 450, THTR 452, THTR 454, THTR 456, THTR 470.
THTR 500 (3) Bibliography and Research Methods
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
THTR 505 (3) Scenery Design Studio I
Scenery design for theatre and other performance forms. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
THTR 506 (3) Costume Design Studio I
Costume design for theatre and other performance forms. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
THTR 507 (3) Scenery Design Studio II
Complex scenery design for opera, dance, theatre, and other performance forms. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
THTR 508 (3) Costume Design Studio II
Complex costume design for opera, dance, theatre, and other performance forms. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
THTR 510 (3/6) d Seminar in Comparative Dramatic Literature
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
THTR 515 (3/6) d Seminar: Studies in Theatrical Style
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
THTR 520 (6) Direction and Production
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
THTR 521 (6) Styles in Directing
An advanced course in directing; detailed study of the major styles in the history of production. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: THTR 520.
THTR 525 (3/6) d Seminar: Study of a Major Dramatist
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
THTR 530 (3/6) d Seminar: Relationships Between Theatre and the Other Arts
Studies in a selected area of theatre in relation to one or more of the other arts. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
THTR 547 (3/6) d Directed Studies in Theatre and Drama and Film/Television
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
THTR 549 (6/12) c Master's Thesis
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
THTR 550 (6) Studies in Historic Design
Seminar in theatre scenery, costumes, and architecture of selected historical periods. Pre- or co-requisite: THTR 505 and THTR 506. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
THTR 551 (3) Lighting Design Studio 1
Lighting design for theatre and other performance forms. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
THTR 555 (3) Structural Design for the Stage I
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
THTR 556 (3) Structural Design for the Stage II
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: THTR 555.
THTR 560 (3/6) d Studies in Theatrical History
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
THTR 561 (3/6) d Studies in Dramatic Literature
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
THTR 562 (3/6) d Studies in Dramatic Theory and Criticism
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
THTR 649 (0) Doctoral Dissertation

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