Organized around the production of an annual live dramatic performance, students will expand their transdisciplinary approaches to creative processes of collaboration, drawing on all their arts, intellectual, and social backgrounds.
The annual shows run the gamut of performance forms, including scripted theatre musicals, dance, devised performances, pop-ups, multi-media events, and others. Students will have opportunities to manage almost any aspect of the
PERF303 From Text to Performance is required of all students who enroll in The Play’s the Thing for a given year. The course is devoted to an intensive study of the script(s) and related background research for that year’s production. Students earn the second three credits in one of three linked FA303 courses by choosing to enroll in: FA303 Technical Design, for those students selected for set, lighting, sound and prop design and construction, FA 303 Costuming for Theatre, for those students selected for costume/makeup designers and producers, or FA303 Production for those who have been selected as actors, dancers, musician, singers, filmmakers, stage managers, dramaturgs, and publicity/marketing designers and producers.
Although it is strongly recommended that 12 of the 15.0 credits be taken over two years in The Play’s the Thing with one additional elective course chosen by the student from the course list, a student can petition to have the second set of six credits be obtained in an equivalent manner. For more information about credit distribution, please contact Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren, Ph.D., the Interim Coordinator, Theatre Concentration, at firstname.lastname@example.org, Bunting Center, Room 411.