Theater Upper-Division Courses

101A. Making Tradition. (5) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Examination of traditional performance traditions in terms of how they were produced, including training techniques, archive practices, and forms of history. Examples may include classical Greek tragedy, Noh and Kyogen, Za ju and Chuanqi, Quem Queritis/English medieval festival plays, Sanskrit drama, Yoruba/Egungun, Yaqui deer dance, depending on faculty and resources available. Letter grading.

101B. Reconstructing Theatrical Past. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Reconstructing theater is understood in several ways: reconstruction of performance spaces such as New Globe and of specific productions and traditions such as neoclassicism that seek to reinstate classical traditions. Letter grading.

101C. Deconstructing Theater. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Exploration of deconstructive practices such as fragmentation, abstraction, and absurdism, with focus on theatrical movements, directorial adaptations, cultural translations, and new forms. Letter grading.

102A. Theater of Japan. (5) Lecture, three hours. Exploration of major theater traditions of Japan from emergence of earliest theatrical activity to present, including investigation of Noh, Bunraku, and Kabuki performance traditions. Letter grading.

102B. Theater of Southeast Asia. (5) Lecture, three hours. Examination of representative theatrical genre from various geographical areas in Southeast Asia to illustrate importance and contribution that theater plays in society. Letter grading.

102C. Cross-Cultural Currents in Theater. (5) Lecture, three hours. Exploration of interculturalism in theater, with focus on 20th-century alternatives to naturalism. Analysis of historical materials and dramatic texts to investigate cultural, aesthetic, ethical, and social implications of borrowing from other cultures. Letter grading.

M103A. African American Theater History: Slavery to Mid-1800s. (4) (Same as African American Studies M103A.) Lecture, three hours. Designed for juniors/seniors. Exploration of extant materials on history and literature of theater as developed and performed by African American artists in America from slavery to mid-1800s. Letter grading.

M103B. African American Theater History: Minstrel Stage to Rise of American Musical. (4) (Same as African American Studies M103B.) Lecture, three hours. Designed for juniors/seniors. Exploration of extant materials on history and literature of theater as developed and performed by African American artists in America from minstrel stage to rise of American musical. Letter grading.

M103C. Origins and Evolution of Chicano Theater. (5) (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M103C.) Lecture, three hours. Designed for juniors/seniors. Exploration of development of Chicano theater from its beginning in legends and rituals of ancient Mexico to work of Luis Valdez (late 1960s). P/NP or letter grading.

M103D. Contemporary Chicano Theater: Beginning of Chicano Theater Movement. (5) (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M103D.) Lecture, three hours. Analysis and discussion of historical and political events from 1965 to 1980, as well as theatrical traditions that led to emergence of Chicano theater. Letter grading.

M103E. Modern African American Drama: Harlem Renaissance to Black Arts Movement. (4) (Same as African American Studies M103E.) Lecture, three hours. Survey and examination of African American plays from 1920s until birth of modern civil rights era. Examination of sociohistorical context out of which plays were created and critical essays that illustrate development of African American playwrights and their significant involvement in creation of diversified American theatrical tradition. Letter grading.

103F. Native American Theater. (5) Lecture, three hours. Study of American Indian theater as evolving art form. P/NP or letter grading.

M103G. Contemporary Chicano Theater: Chicano Theater since 1980. (5) (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M103G.) Lecture, three hours. Analysis and discussion of Chicano theater since 1980, including discussion of Chicana playwrights, magic realism, Chicano comedy, and Chicano performance art. Letter grading.

103I. Israel and Palestine: Communities, Conflicts, Cultures, and Arts in Middle East. (4) Lecture, three hours. No background on or prior interest in history or region or arts required. Land variously known by names of Zion, Holy Land, Palestine, and Israel is not just one place. It is a realm of imagination, envisioned and re-envisioned throughout history. It is at once real and surreal, sturdy and fragile, all-enduring and ephemeral. Examination of selected works of literature, performance, visual arts, film, and media by Israeli and Palestinian artists, as well as Western artists with interest in region. Looking beyond headlines and facile cultural clichés for deeper insights arts can offer into cultural conflict and community at large, to emerge with surprising conclusions. Letter grading.

M103J. Contemporary Black Theater: Modern Civil Rights Era to Black Lives Matter and Beyond. (4) (Same as African American Studies M103J.) Lecture, three hours. Examination of black theater from Black Arts Movement of 1960s until today. Exploration of social and historical implications of work, and aesthetic experimentation of contemporary African American playwrights and movements. Letter grading.

104D. New Playwrights, New Playwriting. (5) Seminar, three hours. Required for students in playwriting sequence. How to approach diverse range of new plays currently changing landscape of theater. Contemporary look at plays written in last 15 years and how they reflect society. Reading of plays to build skills of manuscript analysis; development of working vocabulary of dramaturgical concepts; exploration of different styles of acting, directing, and design that playwrights of today draw from. Letter grading.

C104E. History of Design Décor Part I: Architecture and Decor — Antiquity to Early Neoclassical. (4) Lecture, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Study of pre-Renaissance architectural and interior decor as manifestation of cultural, social, economic, and political influences to provide historical framework for design of scenery, costumes, and lighting for theater, film, and television. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C404E. Letter grading.

C104F. History of Design Décor Part II: Architecture and Decor — Industrial Revolution to 21st Century. (4) Lecture, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Study of post-Renaissance architectural and interior decor as manifestation of cultural, social, economic, and political influences to provide historical framework for design of scenery, costumes, and lighting for theater, film, and television. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C404F. Letter grading.

C104G. History of Design for Performance Production Part I: Historic Costume from Prehistoric to Neoclassical. (4) Lecture, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Study of historic costume as manifestation of cultural, social, economic, and political influences to provide historical framework for design of costumes for theater, film, and television. Survey of history of Western costume and civilian attire. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C404G. Letter grading.

C104I. History of Design for Performance Production Part II: Historic Costume from Neoclassical to 21st Century. (4) Lecture, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Study of historic costume as manifestation of cultural, social, economic, and political influences to provide historical framework for design of costumes for theater, film, and television. Survey of history of Western costume and civilian attire with global emphasis. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C404I. Letter grading.

C104J. History of Design for Performance Production: Selected Topics of Decor and Costume Design History. (4) Lecture, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Historic survey and in-depth exploration of selected periods and subcategories of decor and costume. Visual representation, with emphasis on influences of global diverse cultures. May be repeated three times for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C404J. Letter grading.

105. Main Currents in Theater. (5) Lecture, three hours. Critical examination of leading theories of theater from 1887 to present. Study and discussion of modern styles of production. P/NP or letter grading.

106. History of American Theater and Drama. (5) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Survey of key works of American dramatic literature and landmarks of American theater history. P/NP or Letter grading.

107. Drama of Diversity. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Investigation of diversity in American society as manifested in dramatic works and theatrical presentations. P/NP or Letter grading.

108. Undergraduate Seminar: History and Criticism. (5) Seminar, four hours. Limited to 15 students. Selected topics in history and criticism of theater and performance. Study of how experimental theaters originate, how they imagine their form of performance, their audience, and their goals. Concentration on theaters that regarded themselves, in some way, as experimental. Examples primarily from theaters within U.S. from 1960s to present, although examples from other countries, specifically Poland, also considered. Letter grading.

M109. Art and Performance: Interdisciplinary Approach to Collections of Getty Center. (4) (Same as Honors Collegium M120.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Drawing from objects in five major collections at Getty Museum, focus on five parallel historical periods in which political, social, and aesthetic philosophy of age is examined in musical and dramatic performance. Letter grading.

110. History of American Musical Theater. (5) Lecture, three hours. Survey of history of American musical: its composers, writers, and performers from musical’s emergence in immigrant cultures to Broadway and Off-Broadway. With its roots in British music halls and comic opera, Viennese operetta and African American jazz, American musical theater emerged as vivid and popular art form with its own culture and identity. P/NP or letter grading.

113. Special Topics in Critical Studies. (5) Lecture, three or four hours. Consult Schedule of Classes for author, period, genre, or subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

M114. Variable Topics in Performance and Disability Studies. (4) (Same as Disability Studies M114.) Seminar, four hours. Analysis and critique of depiction of disability in theater. Topics may include introduction to disability studies; race, gender, and disability; representation of disability in theater; and more. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

115A. Physical Systems of Acting: Foundations. (4) Studio, six hours. Requisites: courses 24A, 24B, 25. Introduction to physical approaches of actor training, with emphasis on development of ensemble skills, physical presence, and capacity to respond in moment to physical, special, textual, and subtextual stimuli. Letter grading.

115B. Physical Systems of Acting: Practice. (4) Studio, six hours. Requisites: courses 24A, 24B, 25. Performance of original studies in physical theater and/or material from physical theater repertory. Course activities, materials, and discussions based on contemporary physical theater practices. Letter grading.

116A. Psychological Systems of Acting: Foundations. (4) Studio, six hours. Requisites: courses 24A, 24B, 25. Development of acting skills through sense memory, personalization, action, and objective exercises. Letter grading.

116B. Psychological Systems of Acting: Practice. (4) Studio, six hours. Requisite: course 116A. Continuation of course 116A. Examination of characterization exercises and their application to contemporary scenes. Letter grading.

118A. Creative Dramatics. (4) Lecture/laboratory, four hours. Studies of principles and procedures of improvisational approach to drama as done with children from nursery school to junior high. P/NP or letter grading.

118B. Advanced Creative Dramatics. (2 to 4) Lecture, four hours; other, to be arranged. Practical application of creative drama process. Exploration of interrelationships of arts to traditional disciplines of learning. May be repeated once for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

118C. Interactive Theater. (4) Laboratory, four hours. Active, problem-solving process of theater exercises and games designed to examine racial stereotypes, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and other issues that divide members of campus community, as well as issues that divide campus from Los Angeles community. Selected to increase social and political awareness of problems and ideas fundamental to intellectual development, exercises and games nurture skills and attitudes useful in facilitating discussions between actors and audience participants. Use of techniques of sensory awareness, movement, pantomime, improvisation, and characterization. Letter grading.

118D. ArtsBridge Teaching Practicum. (4) Lecture, four hours. Requisites: courses 118A, 118B. Development of K-12 teaching materials to integrate theater with specific core curricula. Collaboration with classroom teacher to identify core subject to be taught. Language arts, science, history, mathematics, and social sciences are possible curricular areas. Development of evaluation tools to measure effectiveness of incorporating theater materials into curriculum. Weekly meetings to discuss teaching strategies and prepare written lesson plans that incorporate California Teaching Content Standards, objectives, motivation, detailed implementation of lesson plan, and ideas for assessment. Classroom work culminates in thoroughly documented final project evaluated by ArtsBridge student, classroom teacher, and UCLA faculty members. P/NP or letter grading.

120A-120B. Acting and Performance in Film. (5-5) Lecture, six hours. Exploration of acting and performance in film. Through screenings of performance-driven films, class discussion, and acting exercises, examination of methods, styles, and performances of some of world’s most highly regarded actors and their work. P/NP or letter grading.

120C. Acting and Performance in Film. (5) Lecture, six hours. Exploration of acting and performance in film. Through screenings of performance-driven films, class discussion, and acting exercises, examination of methods, styles, and performances of some of world’s most highly regarded actors and their work. Letter grading.

121. Acting Workshop. (2) Studio, to be arranged. Requisite: course 20. Courses 160, 163A, 163B, and 163C may be taken concurrently. Workshop that provides students with opportunity to rehearse, perform, and criticize scenes. May be repeated once for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

C122. Character Development through Makeup and Hair Design. (2) (Formerly numbered 122.) Studio, four hours. Examination of importance of makeup and hair design in film. History and overview of hair and makeup in fashion and motion pictures. Collaboration of makeup artists and hairstylists with costume designer, actors, production designer, and director to conceptualize people in script. Exploration of makeup artist and hairstylist roles in current film, television, and theater productions and skills needed to design makeup and hair for film and television productions. Concurrently scheduled with course C222. Letter grading.

123. Intermediate Acting for Stage. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisite: course 20. Study and practice of art of acting through perfecting of techniques and application of those techniques to acting problems. P/NP or letter grading.

124A-124B-124C. Voice and Speech II. (1-1-1) Studio, three to four hours. Development of voice and speech techniques for stage. Letter grading.

124D-124E-124F. Voice and Speech III. (1-1-1) Studio, three to four hours. Development of voice and speech techniques for stage. Letter grading.

125A. Topics in Partnering for Performer. (2) Studio, three to four hours. Requisite: course 25. Exploration of physical partnering in performance, within established methodology. Topics may include contact improvisation, vintage dance, aikido. Letter grading.

125B-125C. Movement and Combat II. (1-1) Studio, three to four hours. Physical awareness for actors, concentrating on warming up body, relaxation, control, stunts, gymnastics, martial arts, and use of weapons. Letter grading.

125D-125E-125F. Movement and Combat III. (1-1-1) Studio, three to four hours. Physical awareness for actors, concentrating on warming up body, relaxation, control, stunts, gymnastics, martial arts, and use of weapons. Letter grading.

126A. Acting Shakespeare. (4) Studio, six hours. Requisite: course 116B. Study of characterization, verse, scansion, and rhetoric; personalization within heightened reality. Letter grading.

126B-126C. Acting III. (4-4) Studio, six hours. Study of characterization, including introduction to Shakespeare. Approach to verse, scansion, use of embolies in classic texts. Personalization within heightened reality. Letter grading.

127A-127B-127C. Advanced Acting. (2-2-2) Studio, six hours. Requisites: courses 126A, 126B, 126C. Comedy workshop, stand-up comedy, performance art pieces. Audition and cold reading workshop. Solving individual acting projects. Letter grading.

128A. Acting, Voice, and Movement Workshops II. (2) Studio, four to six hours. Study of advanced acting technique, scene study, and development of voice and movement skills. May be repeated for maximum of 12 units. Letter grading.

CM129. Contemporary Topics in Theater, Film, and Television. (2) (Same as Film and Television CM129.) Lecture, two hours; screenings, two hours. Limited to junior/senior and graduate theater/film and television students. Examination of creative process in theater, film, and television, with consideration of writing, direction, production, and performance. Overview of individual contributions in collaborative effort; examination of distinctiveness and interrelations among these arts. Individual units include participation of leading members of theater, film, and television professions. May be repeated twice for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course CM229. P/NP or letter grading.

130A. Fundamentals of Playwriting I. (5) Studio, three hours. Designed for departmental majors and minors. Exploration of writing for live performance. Students develop and workshop short plays. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.

130B. Fundamentals of Playwriting II. (4) Lecture, three hours plus conference. Requisite: course 130A. Study in original material for theater, its preparation and development. Designed to give further insight into critical and creating aspects of short and full-length plays and guidance in completion of one-act and full-length plays. May be repeated twice for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

130C. Writing for American Musical Theater. (4) Lecture/laboratory, three hours. Study of practice and techniques used in writing libretto for musical theater: opening numbers, romance, subplots, and comedy. May be repeated once for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

131A-131B. Intermediate Playwriting. (5-5) Studio, three hours. Letter grading. 131A. Full-Length Play Part I. Requisite: course 130A. Introduction to process of conceiving, researching, and developing full-length plays. Students begin drafting full-length plays. May be repeated twice for credit. 131B. Full-Length Play Part II. Requisite: course 131A. Continuation of writing of full-length plays begun in course 131A. May be repeated twice for credit.

131C. Playwriting: Full-Length Play Capstone. (5) Studio, three hours. Requisite: course 131A. Limited to juniors/seniors. Same as course 131B, but taken for capstone credit. Completion of writing of full-length plays begun in course 131A, with rehearsed readings of student capstone plays. Letter grading.

132. Manuscript Evaluation for Theater. (4) Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 130A. Principles and practices in evaluation of manuscripts for theater. May be repeated once for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

C133A. Script Development Workshops. (4 to 8) Lecture, three hours; studio, four to 24 hours. Guided process of script development, with emphasis on communication, artistic growth, and professional process. May be taken for maximum of 8 units. Concurrently scheduled with course C433A. Letter grading.

134A-134B-134C. Dance for Musical Theater II. (1-1-1) Studio, five hours. Designed for Theater majors. Development of dance and movement techniques for musical theater. Letter grading.

134D-134E-134F. Dance for Musical Theater III. (1-1-1) Studio, five hours. Designed for Theater majors. Development of dance and movement techniques for musical theater. Letter grading.

134G. Dance for Musical Theater: Ballet. (1) Studio, three to four hours. Designed for Theater majors. Intermediate level course. Development of skills and furthering of concepts of ballet technique. Emphasis on development of proper placement, building strength and flexibility, higher level of techniques, and awareness of musicality and artistic expression. May be repeated five times for credit. Letter grading.

135A. Musical Theater Vocal Styles: Gospel. (1) Studio, three hours. Designed for Theater majors. Part of five-course series of musical theater performance techniques in which students explore and master variety of vocal styles and/or acting approaches necessary to be competitive in field of professional musical theater. Exploration of strategies and techniques for singing gospel and rhythm and blues music, with solo and group improvisation as foundation. Letter grading.

135B. Singing for Musical Theater II. (1) Studio, five hours. Designed for Theater majors. Exploration of vocal styles and development of singing techniques for musical theater. Letter grading.

135C. Musical Theater Vocal Styles: Legitimate/Operetta. (1) Studio, three hours. Designed for Theater majors. Part of five-course series of musical theater performance techniques in which students explore and master variety of vocal styles and/or acting approaches necessary to be competitive in field of professional musical theater. Exploration of strategies and techniques for singing legitimate/operetta music, with emphasis on vocal and body strengthening exercises and solo song coaching. Letter grading.

135D. Musical Theater Vocal Styles: Rock (1) Studio, three hours. Designed for Theater majors. Part of five-course series of musical theater performance techniques in which students explore and master variety of vocal styles and/or acting approaches necessary to be competitive in field of professional musical theater. Exploration of strategies and techniques for singing rock music, with emphasis on vocal and body strengthening exercises and solo song coaching. Letter grading.

135E. Singing for Musical Theater III. (1) Studio, five hours. Designed for Theater majors. Exploration of vocal styles and development of singing techniques for musical theater. Letter grading.

135F. Singing: Individual Instruction. (1) Studio, one hour. Designed to advance proper vocal technique, focusing on breath support, vowel shape, range expression, and overall mastery of vocal instrument. May be repeated four times for credit. Letter grading.

136. Advanced Acting for Stage. (4) Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 123. Study and practice of art of acting through progression to more advanced acting problems. May be repeated twice for credit. Consecutive enrollment with same instructor not permitted. Total units for courses 136, 137A, 137B, and 137C may not exceed 12 units. Letter grading.

C137. Emerging Technologies and Their Uses in Live Performance. (4) Seminar, four hours. Survey of major emerging and contemporary technologies and their potential uses in and impact on live performance, from augmented and virtual reality to electronic textiles, Internet of Things, and Modern approaches to artificial intelligence. Offers solid basis for engaging in future collaborations with technologists, for self-study of new technologies, and, for those already more familiar with digital technologies, theoretical background for engaging with social context of these technologies. Concurrently scheduled with course C437. P/NP or letter grading.

138. Special Problems in Performance Techniques. (4) Studio, four hours. Study of complex problems in voice, movement, and acting. May be repeated twice for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

139. Play Reading and Analysis. (5) Lecture, three hours. Investigation of dramatic texts, with focus on play structure, plot, character, dialog, ideas, and various other elements essential to effective theatrical interpretation and realization. Letter grading.

C140A. Introduction to Programming for Entertainment Design. (4) Studio, three hours. Study and practice in object-based programming using MAX/MSP programming language. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C440A. Letter grading.

C140B. Advanced Programming for Entertainment Design. (4) Studio, three hours. Study and practice in object-based programming using MAX/MSP programming language to control sound and video. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C440B. Letter grading.

C140C. Advanced Projects in Programming for Entertainment Design. (4) Studio, three hours. Advanced projects using object-based programming to control sound and video. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C440C. Letter grading.

C144A-C144B-C144C. Advanced Sound Design. (4-4-4) Lecture, four hours; laboratory, four hours. Concurrently scheduled with courses C444A-C444B-C444C. Letter grading:

C144A. (4) Lecture, four hours; laboratory, four hours. Study of sound and acoustics as they relate to performance environments, techniques associated with recording, mixing, processing, automation, and reproduction of dialogue, effects, and music tracks for theater sound design. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.

C144B. (4) Lecture, four hours; laboratory, four hours. Advanced study and practice in preparation and recording of theater sound designs, with emphasis on analysis of script and score, conceptual development of design, and multitrack recording techniques to realize design. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.

C144C. (4) Lecture, four hours; laboratory, four hours. Study and practice in processing and mixing of live and recorded sound; mix-down of multitrack recordings; preparation of sound tracks and sound reinforcement in theater. Study of creation of sound effects, control of MIDI data, and design techniques for music theater. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.

C146A-C146B. Art and Process of Entertainment Design. (4-4 to 8) Lecture. Conceptualization, design, and prototyping of interactive theatrical events. Concurrently scheduled with courses C446A-C446B. Letter grading:

C146A. (4) Lecture, three hours. Exploration of original forms of media-rich entertainment experience through lectures, presentations, and seminar participation. Students form collaborative teams to conceive and propose interactive entertainment events. Letter grading.

C146B. (4) Lecture, three hours. Prototype development; two to five proposals to be more completely defined and developed. Students form collaborative teams for further conceptual development of their project proposals. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.

147A. Drafting. (4) Studio, four hours. Development of visual communication skills through drafting. Exploration of drafting for scenic and lighting designs. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.

147B. Drawing Scenery. (4) Studio, four hours. Introductory course in basic skills necessary for drawing, by hand, scenic design for theater. Letter grading.

148. Special Courses in Design and Technical Theater. (4) Lecture, three hours. Group study of selected subjects in design and technical theater. May be repeated twice for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

149. Introduction to Design. (5) Lecture, three hours. Exploration of interpretation of drama through design, including study of styles and techniques of design, collaborative role of designer, principles of design for scenery, lighting, costumes, and sound. Both technical and aesthetic groundwork for further study. Investigation of techniques for realization of designs in production. Letter grading.

150. Theater Production and Performance. (1 to 2) Laboratory, three to six hours. Laboratory experience in various aspects of theater production, including performance in project or production, stage management, member of crew, or assignment as designer or assistant on production. May be repeated for maximum of 8 units. Letter grading.

C151A. Scenic Design. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Imagination as impetus for design, text analysis, metaphor, and conceptualization. Investigation of design research process, composition, and style leading to visual presentation of design. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C451A. Letter grading.

C151B. Scenic Design for Theater. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Study of scenic design for proscenium, thrust, and arena configurations, multiset productions, and music theater. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C451B. Letter grading.

C151C. Production Design for Film, Television, and Video. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Study of role of art director, scenic design for single-camera and multicamera production, and set decoration. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C451C. Letter grading.

C152A. Lighting Design. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Study of lighting, with emphasis on imagination, text analysis, metaphor, and conceptualization. Investigation of composition and control of light and color in relation to actor. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C452A. Letter grading.

C152B. Lighting Design for Theater. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Study of lighting design for proscenium, thrust, and arena configurations, music theater, and concert lighting. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C452B. Letter grading.

C152C. Lighting Design for Television. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Study of current professional lighting design practices in television for single- and multiple-camera production. Concurrently scheduled with course C452C. Letter grading.

C152D. Lighting Design for Performances and Special Events. (4) Lecture, four hours. Requisites: courses C152A, C152B, C152C. Advanced topics in lighting design, including live performances for concerts, exhibitions, and live events. Concurrently scheduled with course C452D. Letter grading.

C152E. Lighting Design for Dance. (4) Lecture, four hours. Requisite: course C152A, C152B, or C152C. Advanced topics in lighting design, concentrating on live dance performance in all styles. Concurrently scheduled with course C452E. Letter grading.

C153A. Costume Design. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C; for transfer students: course 149. Imagination as impetus for design, text analysis, metaphor, and conceptualization. Investigation of design research process, composition, and style leading to visual presentation of design. May be repeated twice for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C453A. Letter grading.

C153B. Costume Design for Theater. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C; for transfer students: course 149. Study of costume design for proscenium, thrust, and arena configurations, multiset productions, and music theater. May be repeated twice for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C453B. Letter grading.

C153C. Costume Design for Film and Television. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C; for transfer students: course 149. Study of current professional costume design and wardrobe practices in film and television, including effect of differing media on design choices. May be repeated twice for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C453C. Letter grading.

C153D. Projects in Costume Design Management. (4) Lecture, three hours. Examination of professional duties of costume designers, set costumers, and supervisors, especially management of production logistics, including but not limited to costume breakdowns, creating budgets, adhering to and overseeing them, as well as set costumer training for film and television, practicing on-set protocol, breakdown of daily responsibilities, and assembling set costumer kits ready for production. Practice with professional resourcefulness to move from abstract to substantive problem solving, maintaining creative and collaborative environment while adhering to logistical obstacles and tasks. Concurrently scheduled with course C453D. Letter grading.

C153E. History of Costume Design in Movies. (4) Lecture, three hours; screenings, two to six hours. History of costume design within context of 20th-century fashion and film history, including evolution of role of costume designer since early days of film industry. Role of costume designer and contribution of costume design to cinematic storytelling. Concurrently scheduled with course C453E. Letter grading.

C153F. Practice of Costume Design for Film Productions. (4) Lecture, three hours. Introduction to costume design as tool for storytelling, exploring integration of costume design and filmmaking process and what it takes to bring characters to life. Skills needed to effectively costume short narrative films, including script breakdown, collaboration with directors and actors, and how to manage production challenges. Concurrently scheduled with course C453F. Letter grading.

C154A. Sound Design. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Introduction to sound and audio in acoustic, audio, and digital domain. Study and practice of techniques for recording, editing, and creating soundscapes. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C454A. Letter grading.

C154B. Sound Design for Theater. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Exploration of sound design for theater and techniques for mixing, reinforcement, and signal processing. Topics include use of delay, equalization, and microphone placement for theater sound reinforcement. Study of creation of sound effects, control of MIDI data, and design techniques for musical theater. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C454B. Letter grading.

C154C. Sound for Film and Television. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Study of current professional sound recording, rerecording, mixing, and synchronization practices for film and television. Concurrently scheduled with course C454C. Letter grading.

C155A-C155H. Graphic Representation of Design. (2 each) Studio. Concurrently scheduled with courses C455A-C455H. Letter grading:

C155A. Perspective Drawing. (2) Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A or 147B. Introduction to use of pencil and pen to communicate scenic designs, including one- and two-paint perspective, form light, shade, and textures. Letter grading.

C155B. Multimedia Rendering. (2) Studio, four hours. Study and practice of multimedia rendering techniques as they relate to interpretation of scenic, lighting, and costume renderings, with focus on human form in space. Weekly demonstrations of wide variety of art media, including watercolor, markers, pastel, and collage rendering. May be repeated twice for credit. Letter grading.

C155C. Digital Rendering. (2) Studio, four hours. Study and practice in rendering costumes, lighting, and scenic elements with combination of hand and digital rendering techniques. Coverage of rendering from life, enhancing final rendering with variety of computer-assisted formats to create polished sophisticated presentations for theater, film, and television productions. May be repeated twice for credit. Letter grading.

C155D. Model Making. (2) Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A or 147B. Study of model for representation of scenic designs from initial working prototypes to finished color models. Use of wide variety of materials and techniques for execution of model. Letter grading.

C155E. Life Drawing. (2) Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A or 147B. Study and practice in drawing of human form. Letter grading.

C155F. Costume Rendering. (2) Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A or 147B. Study of techniques for rendering theatrical costumes, with emphasis on figure, clothing, and fabrics. Letter grading.

C155G. Scene Painting Techniques. (2) Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A or 147B. Study of scenic painting techniques and materials and their realization of color design and elevations. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.

C155H. Selected Topics in Graphic Representation of Design. (2) Studio, six hours. Group study of selected subjects in techniques for interpretation of design for theater. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.

C156A. Introduction to Computer-Assisted Drafting. (4) Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A. Investigation of drawing and editing techniques, drawing floor plan sections, and elevation drawings using AutoCAD. Concurrently scheduled with course C456A. Letter grading.

C156B. Advanced Computer-Assisted Drafting. (4) Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A. Investigation of drafting techniques for scenic and lighting designs using AutoCAD. Concurrently scheduled with course C456B. Letter grading.

C156C. Computer-Assisted Rendering. (4) Studio, four hours. Investigation of three-dimensional lighting and scenic design previsualization: wire-frame perspective drawing and photo-realistic computer rendering techniques using three-dimensional studio. Concurrently scheduled with course C456C. Letter grading.

C156D. Introduction to Computer-Assisted Drafting. (4) Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A. Investigation of drawing and editing techniques, drawing floor plan sections, and elevation drawings using Vectorworks. Concurrently scheduled with course C456D. Letter grading.

C156E. Advanced Computer-Assisted Drafting. (4) Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A. Investigation of drafting techniques for scenic and lighting designs using Vectorworks. Concurrently scheduled with course C456E. Letter grading.

C156F. Introduction to Computer-Assisted Rendering. (4) Studio, four hours. Investigation of three-dimensional lighting and scenic design previsualization: wire-frame perspective drawing and photo-realistic computer rendering techniques using Vectorworks. Concurrently scheduled with course C456F. Letter grading.

C157A-C157B-C157C. Costume Construction Techniques. (2-2-2) Studio, four hours. Study of theory and application of drafting, pattern making, fitting, and construction techniques for period costumes and undergarments to achieve authentic-appearing costume using contemporary methods. Each course may be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with courses C457A-C457B-C457C. P/NP or letter grading. C157A. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Introduction to draping, pattern grading fitting, and slash and spread adaptation. C157B. Requisite: course C157A. Introduction to costume drafting, construction of period undergarments. C157C. Requisites: courses C157A, C157B. Draping, patterning, and fitting techniques for period garments.

C158A. Scenic Design Technology. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Investigation of materials, systems, and techniques for realization of scenic designs for theater, film, and television. Study of advanced techniques and materials for construction, finishing, and rigging of scenery and properties. Concurrently scheduled with course C458A. Letter grading.

C158B. Lighting Design Technology. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Investigation of materials, systems, and techniques for realization of lighting designs for theater, film, and television. Study of design, operation, and performance of lighting instruments, dimming equipment, and control systems, including automated fixtures, projection equipment, and computer systems for lighting. Concurrently scheduled with course C458B. Letter grading.

159. Design Portfolio Project. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Preparation of complete designs and drawings for production and assembly of design portfolio and résumé. Projects prepared under guidance of faculty adviser. Letter grading.

160. Fundamentals of Play Direction. (5) Lecture, two hours; laboratory, four hours. Course 121 may be taken concurrently. Basic theories of play direction and their application through preparation of scenes under rehearsal conditions. P/NP or letter grading.

163A-163B-163C. Directing for Stage. (4-4-4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisite: course 15. Letter grading:

163A. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisite: course 15. Intensive development of primary directing skills and process, including text analysis and exploration of craft fundamentals as basis for director/actor communication and effective staging. Students direct scenes from plays under laboratory conditions. Letter grading.

163B. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisite: course 15. Further development of craft elements of directorial method, with additional emphasis on psychological aspects of director/actor communication. Students direct scenes under laboratory conditions in alternative stage configurations. Letter grading.

163C. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Requisite: course 15. Culminating development of directorial methods, with particular emphasis on challenges of style in text and production. Students direct scenes under laboratory conditions in alternative stage configurations. Letter grading.

C163D. Directing Project for Stage. (5) Discussion, three hours; laboratory, four to eight hours. Requisites: courses 163A, 163B, 163C. Application of stage directing techniques in production of short play or project. Students direct one-act play or project. May be repeated once for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C263D. Letter grading.

170. Design and Production Project. (4) Laboratory, eight hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Experience as stage manager or designer, including participation in preparation and realization of scenic, lighting, costume, or sound designs, or stage management in production. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.

171A. Advanced Theater Laboratory. (1 to 4) Laboratory, to be arranged. Creative participation as actor or stage manager in public presentation of departmental productions. May be taken for maximum of 4 units. P/NP or letter grading.

171B. Advanced Theater Laboratory. (1 to 4) Laboratory, to be arranged. Creative participation in realization of production elements related to public presentation of departmental productions. May be taken for maximum of 4 units. P/NP or letter grading.

172. Production Practice in Theater, Film, Video, and Digital Media. (1 to 8) Studio, three to eight hours. Exploration and laboratory experience in one or more various aspects of production and postproduction practice for entertainment media, including theater, film, video, and digital media. May be repeated for maximum of 24 units. Letter grading.

173A. Design Assignment: Assistant Designer. (2) Studio, six hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Laboratory experience as assistant designer, including participation in preparation and realization of scenic, lighting, costume, or sound designs. May be repeated twice. Letter grading.

173B. Production Design Assignment: Designer. (2) Studio, six hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Laboratory experience as designer, including preparation and realization of scenic, lighting, costume, or sound designs. May be repeated twice. Letter grading.

174A. Stage Managing Techniques. (2) Studio, six hours. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Professional duties of stage manager. Problems of unions, professional auditions, organization, scheduling, out-of-town openings, Broadway openings, and responsibilities of lengthy run. Letter grading.

174B. Project in Stage Management. (3) Studio, nine hours. Requisite: course 174A. Laboratory experience in professional duties of assistant stage manager, including participation as assistant stage manager in preproduction, rehearsal, and performance phases of productions. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.

174C. Project in Stage Management. (4) Studio, 12 hours. Requisite: course 174A. Laboratory experience in professional duties of stage manager, including participation as stage manager in preproduction, rehearsal, and performance phases of productions. Problems of unions, auditions, organization, scheduling, and responsibilities of lengthy run. May be repeated three times for credit. Letter grading.

174D. Advanced Stage Management Techniques. (2) Lecture, two hours; studio, two hours. Requisites: courses 147A, 174A. Professional duties of stage management. Practical training, including paper techniques, dry techniques, cue 2 cue, preshow setup, performance reports, and quick change rehearsals. Letter grading.

175A-175C-175D. Summer Theater Workshops. (4 or 8 each) Laboratory, 12 to 24 hours. Participation in various aspects of theater production and performance. Offered in summer only. Letter grading.

175B. Summer Theater Workshop. (1 to 4) Laboratory, three hours. Participation in various aspects of theater production and performance. Offered in summer only. Letter grading.

177. Computer-Assisted Design Techniques. (4) Studio, six hours. Hands-on exploration of use of computers for design of scenery and lighting in theater, film, and television. May be repeated once for credit. Offered in summer only. Letter grading.

M178. Film and Television Acting Workshop. (2) (Same as Film and Television M177.) Laboratory, four hours. Workshop providing opportunities for students to rehearse, perform, and evaluate scenes. Three different production styles to which performers may need to adjust are (1) preproduction rehearsals with director, (2) single-camera experience, and (3) multiple-camera experience. May be repeated twice for credit. Letter grading.

180. Senior Project. (4) Lecture or studio, three hours. Requisites: courses 101A, 101B, 101C. Preparation of conceptual or creative project to provide culminating experience in production of creative or research work. May be repeated twice for credit. Letter grading.

181. Career Development for Actors. (2) Lecture, three hours; fieldwork, three hours. Limited to seniors. Study of business practices, career entry, and development for actors. P/NP or letter grading.

C185A. Role of Producer in Professional Theater. (2) Lecture, three hours. Study of structure governing economic and artistic decision-making processes in professional theater of America. Concurrently scheduled with course C285A. P/NP or letter grading.

C185B. Role of Management in Educational and Community Theater. (2) Lecture, three hours. Study of artistic, social, and economic criteria in administration of educational and community theater. Concurrently scheduled with course C285B. P/NP or letter grading.

M187. Art Alive: Art and Improvisation in Museums. (4) (Same as Honors Collegium M116.) Seminar, four hours. Offered in collaboration with Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Interpretation of art in collection through acting, dialogues, movement, and music. Research into history and art history and production of creative performance piece required. P/NP or letter grading.

189. Advanced Honors Seminars. (1) Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to undergraduate lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

195. Community or Corporate Internships in Theater, Film, and Television. (2, 4, or 8) Tutorial, eight, 16, or 24 hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Internship at various theaters, studios, or entertainment organizations accentuating creative contributions, organization, and work of professionals in their various specialties. Students meet on regular basis with instructor and provide periodic reports of their experience. May be taken for maximum of 8 units. Individual contract with supervising faculty member required. Letter grading.

199. Directed Research or Senior Project in Theater. (2 to 8) Tutorial, three hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Supervised individual research or investigation under guidance of faculty mentor. Culminating paper or project required. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. P/NP or letter grading.