Theater Graduate Courses

205A-205B-205C. Background of Theatrical Art. (5-5-5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Analysis of major plays, commentaries, and historical materials. S/U or letter grading. 205A. Classical and Medieval Periods; 205B. Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo Periods; 205C. Romantic, Naturalistic, and Symbolist Periods.

206. Themes in World Theater and Drama. (5) Seminar, four hours. Designed for graduate students. Selected topics in world theater history, drama, production, and/or architecture organized on thematic basis. May be repeated four times for credit. S/U or letter grading.

208A-208B. Dramaturgy I, II. (4-4) Lecture, three hours; laboratory, one hour. Designed for graduate students. Letter grading. 208A. Theoretical and practical aspects of dramaturge’s work in contemporary theater. 208B. Requisite: course 208A. Continuation of study of theory and practice of dramaturgy.

208C. Practicum in Dramaturgy. (2 to 12) Laboratory, to be arranged. Requisites: courses 208A, 208B. Demonstration of competence in practice of dramaturgy through completion of approved dramaturgical assignment. May be taken for maximum of 12 units. Letter grading.

209. Theater Authors. (5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Investigation of work of one theater artist from history of world theater, with special emphasis on relationship to time in which work was generated. May be repeated four times for credit. S/U or letter grading.

210. Topics in World Theater and Drama. (5) Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Investigation of selected topics in world theater, drama, production, and architecture. May be repeated four times for credit. S/U or letter grading.

216A. Approaches to Representation. (5) Lecture, three hours; laboratory, one hour. Overview of strategies of representation from classical aesthetic theories to postmodern deconstructions of them. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.

216B. Approaches to History. (5) Lecture, three hours; laboratory, one hour. Overview of key methodologies, theories, and debates in historiography of theater and performance linked to plays and performances appropriate to approach. Letter grading.

216C. Approaches to Identification. (5) Lecture, three hours; laboratory, one hour. Overview of key theories, methods, debates, and performance texts of identificatory structure between audience member or scholar and theatrical or performance object. Letter grading.

220. Graduate Forum. (1 to 4) Seminar, one to four hours. Limited to graduate theater students. Presentation and discussion of issues informing and affecting contemporary theater. May be repeated four times for credit. S/U grading.

221. Introduction to Performance Studies. (5) Seminar, three hours. Investigation of performance as sustained practice in traditional disciplines such as theater, music, and dance and as lens to focus thinking about human experience in fields such as philosophy, literature, cultural anthropology, linguistics, education, and law. Emphasis on establishing interdisciplinary dialogue across many fields. Letter grading.

C222. Character Development through Makeup and Hair Design. (2) 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 C122. Letter grading.

CM229. Contemporary Topics in Theater, Film, and Television. (2) (Same as Film and Television CM229.) 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 CM129. S/U or letter grading.

230A-230B-230C. Writing for Contemporary Theater. (4 to 8 each) Lecture, three hours; studio, two hours. Designed for graduate students. Letter grading. 230A. One-Act Play. Analysis of strategy and dramatic structure of selected contemporary short plays leading to guided completion and critique of student-written one-act plays. 230B. Full-Length Play. Analysis of strategy and dramatic structure of selected contemporary full-length plays leading to guided completion and critique of student-written full-length play. 230C. Performance and Text. Exploration of structural strategies, political implications, and technical demands of selected contemporary American plays leading to guided completion and critique of student work.

231. Special Topics in Playwriting. (4) Lecture, three hours. Analysis and practice of various aspects of playwriting. Variable content selected from topics such as comedy writing, docudrama, experimental theater, writing for alternative audiences, or children’s theater. May be repeated twice for credit. Letter grading.

232. Manuscript Analysis. (4) Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Critical and constructive study of dramatic techniques as employed by playwrights and screenwriters in selected examples of contemporary work. May be repeated once for credit. S/U or letter grading.

242. Introduction to Design in Production. (4) Lecture or studio, four hours. Introduction to process of design for entertainment, collaborative role of designer, and realization of designs in production. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.

243A-243B-243C. Scenic Design. (4-4-4) Studio, four hours. Advanced study and practice in scenic design for theater. 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. S/U or letter grading.

244A-244B. Advanced Theater Production. (2 to 8 each) Studio, 12 to 24 hours. Designed for graduate students. Creative participation in preparation and presentation of theatrical production. Each course may be taken for maximum of 8 units. Letter grading.

246A-246B-246C. History of Costume. (4-4-4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Designed for graduate students. Study of history of costume as manifestation of cultural, social, economic, and political influences to provide historical framework for design of costumes for theater, film, and television. Historic survey and in-depth exploration of selected periods, with study of influences of diverse cultures. Letter grading.

246D. History of Costume Design. (4) Lecture, four hours. Study of history of costume as manifestation of cultural, social, economic, and political influences to provide historical framework for design of costumes for theater, film, and television. Historic survey and in-depth exploration of selected periods, with study of influences of diverse cultures. Letter grading.

247. Collaborative Project in Design and Production. (3 to 4) Studio, four hours. Designed for graduate students. Collaborative project in design, including analysis, conceptual development, and preparation of scenic, lighting, costume, or sound designs. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.

260. Directing I. (4) Lecture, four hours; studio, 24 hours. Designed for graduate students. Development of directorial skills of analysis, planning, staging, and criticism through medium of written preparations and directing of scenes. Letter grading.

261. Directing Post-Realist Drama. (4) Lecture, four hours; studio, 30 hours. Designed for graduate students. Problems in direction of post-realist plays through interpretation and laboratory scene work. Letter grading.

263. Production Project in Direction for Stage. (2 to 8) Discussion, one hour; studio, 12 to 30 hours. Designed for graduate students. Direction of dramatic work, with discussion and critique of work in progress. May be repeated for maximum of 20 units. Letter grading.

C263D. 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 C163D. Letter grading.

264. Directing Classical and Historical Drama. (4) Lecture, four hours; studio, 30 hours. Designed for graduate students. Problems in interpretation and direction of historical or classical drama through medium of laboratory scene work. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.

265. Modern Theories of Production. (4) Lecture, four hours. Examination of modern theories of production from emergence of director in 19th century to present. Investigation of different responses to problems of creating vital theatric event in context of ongoing evolution of theater as art form. Examination of contribution of significant directors and movements; relation between theater and other forms of representation. Letter grading.

266. Theatrical Conceptualization. (4) Lecture, four hours. Examination of process of conceptualization in dramatic production; centrality of theatric conceptualization in interpretation of dramatic text; exploration of range of possibilities inherent in different theatrical spaces and options in design components. Consideration of visual arts and music as sources of stimulus for theatrical conceptualization, with focus on collaborative aspect of theatrical production. Letter grading.

272. 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.

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

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

298A-298B. Special Studies in Theater Arts. (2 or 4 each) Lecture/discussion, two or four hours. Designed for graduate students. Seminar study of problems in theater arts, organized on topic basis. Each course may be repeated once for credit. S/U or letter grading.

375. Teaching Apprentice Practicum. (1 to 4) Seminar, to be arranged. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Teaching apprenticeship under active guidance and supervision of regular faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at UCLA. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

C404E. 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 C104E. Letter grading.

C404F. 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 C104F. Letter grading.

C404G. 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. Concurrently scheduled with course C104G. Letter grading.

C404I. 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. Concurrently scheduled with course C104I. Letter grading.

C404J. 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 C104J. Letter grading.

420A-420B-420C. Advanced Acting I. (4 to 8-4-4) Studio, six to 18 hours. Letter grading:

420A. (4 to 8) Studio, six to 18 hours. Development of internal technique, beginning with autodrama that is dramatization of one’s personal history. Scene work follows, with emphasis on off-stage preparations, improvisations capturing circumstances, life of character, and intentions of scene. Letter grading.

420B. (4) Studio, six to 18 hours. Scene work, usually from 20 to 30 minutes in length. Continuation of work on off-stage preparation, with further development of how actor goes about doing research and fieldwork on character being played. Letter grading.

420C. (4) Studio, six to 18 hours. Development of external technique through comedy and of skits, improvisation, physical humor, delivery of lines, rhythm, timing, and public cabaret. Fusion of internal; use of action and objective with external. Letter grading.

421A-421B-421C. Advanced Acting II. (4 or 8 each) Studio/laboratory, six to 18 hours. Letter grading. 421A. Extending idea of autobiography and using it as art. Actor as performance artist. Playing characters quite removed from oneself. Using language. Using Shakespeare and oneself to play him. 421B. Continued character behavior study through language and movement. Further work on actions, objectives, and researching role. 421C. Comedy workshop. Exploration of craft of comedy and development of cabaret pieces.

422. Advanced Acting for Theater, Film, and Television. (8 to 12) Studio/laboratory, eight to 12 hours. Intensive performance experience. May be repeated for maximum of 24 units. Letter grading.

423. Advanced Acting for Camera. (4) Studio, three hours. Development and practice in performance techniques for film and television. Exploration of language used by actors and directors in film and television production and subtle differences between acting for stage and camera. Working in multicamera studio environment, students prepare and tape scenes for analysis. May be repeated twice for credit. Letter grading.

424A. Advanced Voice and Speech I. (2 or 4) Studio/laboratory, three to six hours. Development of voice and speech techniques for stage, including those of relaxation, breathing, resonance, and development of speaking voice. Speech training uses International Phonetic Alphabet to train students in standard American speech. Text work in poetry and prose. Letter grading.

424B. Vowels and Voice Placement. (1) Studio, three hours. Requisite: course 424A. Builds on course 424A. Introduction of vowel diphthongs and triphthongs; development of forward sound, including consistent thought energy. Exercises to develop, and text to implement forward sound, including consistent thought energy. Text and warm-up exercises also covered. Letter grading.

424C. Voice in Action. (1) Studio, three hours. Requisite: course 424A. Physical explorations and techniques for breath sourcing and increasing awareness of voice in action. Sensory awareness work, Linklater and Barry technqisues, and Knight-Thompson model may also be explored. Letter grading.

424D-424F. Advanced Voice and Speech II. (2 or 4 each) Studio/laboratory, three to six hours. Advanced voice problems. Extension of first-year work, with increased demands on voice. Range, resonance, and breathing capacity extension. Articulation and phonetic alphabet. Text work in classical verse. Letter grading.

424E. Vocal Strength and Flexibility. (1) Studio, three hours. Requisites: courses 424A, 424B, 424C. Corequisite: course 242D. Further exploration of physical and vocal techniques to strengthen development of effective support for forward tone and clear speech. Exploration of functional anatomy method of Françoise Mézières and Thérèse Bertherat and de-structuring/restructuring work of Catherine Fitzmaurice. Letter grading.

424G-424H-424I. Advanced Voice and Speech III. (2 or 4 each) Studio, three to six hours. Extension of second-year work, with increased demands on voice/speech, range, resonance, and breathing capacity extension. Application of ear training and International Phonetic Alphabet to creation of dialect and accents, as well as systematic approach to creating dialect charts. Letter grading.

425A. Advanced Movement I. (2 or 4) Studio/laboratory, three to six hours. Discovery of body’s unique language through exercises designed to explore and free total instrument. Development of flexible actor with range, expression, and confidence physically. May be repeated for maximum of 12 units. Letter grading.

425B-425C. Advanced Movement I. (2 or 4 each) Studio/laboratory, three to six hours. Discovery of body’s unique language through exercises designed to explore and free total instrument. Development of flexible actor with range, expression, and confidence physically. Awakening of imagination while exploring worlds of ritual, animal, conceptual, and modern dance movements. Letter grading.

425D. Advanced Training Intensive. (2) Studio, 12 to 15 hours per week for four weeks. Advanced training class, challenging body’s core, energy, and concentration needed for performance. Deepening awareness of personal, physical idiosyncrasies and acting tendencies, body and breath control. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.

425E-425F. Advanced Movement II. (2 or 4 each) Studio/laboratory, three to six hours. Presentation of more complete picture of stage movement and its relationship to theater, music, and dance. Advancement of physical training of individual actors to their maximum potential. Experience in techniques and discovery of origins of variety of acrobatic and dance disciplines, including ballet, ballroom, period dance, and circus techniques. Letter grading.

425G-425H-425I. Advanced Movement III. (2 or 4 each) Studio, three to six hours. Advanced physical training for actors in one or more movement, dance, or combat discipline: capoeira, martial arts, ballet, ballroom, period dance, circus techniques. Letter grading.

426A-426B-426C. Alexander Techniques. (2 or 4 each) Studio, three to six hours. Study and practice in Alexander techniques as method of developing balance, poise, and coordination of body and mind. Exploration of use of rhythm to expand movement potential of actors and relevant use of visual arts and animal studies to character development and to expansion of movement potential. Letter grading.

429. Performance Workshop. (2) Studio, four hours. Limited to graduate students not enrolled in MFA acting program. Exercises in performance techniques, including autodrama and scene study. Development of performance skills through scene study, use of self, and personalization. Examination of characterization exercises and their application to scenes. Letter grading.

430A-430B-430C. Advanced Studies in Playwriting. (4 to 8 each) Lecture, three hours. Limited to MFA playwriting program students. Guided completion of full-length scripts for stage. S/U or letter grading.

431. Special Topics in Playwriting. (4) Discussion, three hours. Designed for MFA playwriting program students. Analysis and practice of varied aspects of playwright’s art. Variable content selected from topics such as comedy writing, docudrama, writing for alternative audiences, adaptation from stage to screen, children’s theater, or improvisational techniques. May be repeated twice for credit. S/U or letter grading.

432. Theatrical Adaptation. (4) Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 230A, 230B, 230C. Survey of contemporary adaptation for stage, with selected readings of playwriting adaptation techniques, and outline and development of adaptation for stage. Letter grading.

C433A. Script Development Workshops. (4 to 8) Lecture, three hours; studio, four to 24 hours. Designed for graduate students. 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 C133A. Letter grading.

433B. Script Development Workshop. (4 to 8) (Formerly numbered C433B.) Lecture, three hours; studio, four to 24 hours. Designed for graduate students. Guided process of script development, with emphasis on communication, artistic growth, and professional process. May be taken for maximum of 8 units. Letter grading.

435AF-435AW-435AS. Problems in Advanced Writing for Stage. (0-0-2) Lecture, two hours. Limited to MFA candidates. Review discussion and critique of playwriting projects. Each course may be repeated for maximum of 6 units. In Progress (435AF, 435AW) and S/U (435AS) grading.

C437. 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 C137. S/U or letter grading.

C440A. 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 C140A. Letter grading.

C440B. 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 C140B. Letter grading.

C440C. 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 C140C. Letter grading.

441A-441B-441C. Lighting Design. (4-4-4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Letter grading:

441A. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Study and practice in lighting actors, emphasizing textual and character analysis from lighting designer’s perspective, conceptual development with director, effect of light on dynamics of staging, use of color in light, and relationship of lighting designer to actor. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.

441B. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Study of use of light and color to define space, effect of light on scenery and costumes, lighting for arena/thrust theaters, multiscenic productions, lighting patterns, and moving scenery. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.

441C. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Investigation of lighting design in production, musical theater, opera, touring, and repertory situations. Study of analysis of script and score for lighting designer. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.

441D. Scenic Projection and Media Techniques. (4) Lecture/laboratory, four hours. Designed for graduate students. Advanced study and practice in scenic projection and media techniques, with emphasis on analysis, design, and execution of theatrical projection and photographic technique for stage. S/U or letter grading.

442A-442B-442C. Costume Design. (4-4-4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Advanced study and practice in costume design for theater. Imagination as impetus for design, text analysis, metaphor, and conceptualization. Investigation of design research process, period style, and character analysis leading to visual presentation of design. Study of costume design for theatrical productions, ballet, opera, and musical theater. Each course may be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.

443A-443D. Advanced Scenic Design. (4 each) (Formerly numbered 443.) Studio, four hours. Advanced study and practice of scenic design for theater, with emphasis on cultivating imagination as impetus for design, text analysis, metaphor, and conceptualization. Investigation of design research process, composition, and style leading to visual presentation of design, as well as exploration of students’s individual cognitive and artistic process and refinement of techniques. Each course may be repeated twice for credit. S/U or letter grading.

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

C444A. (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.

C444B. (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.

C444C. (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.

445A-445B-445C. Production Design for Film, Television, and Entertainment Media. (4-4-4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Study and practice in design of scenic environment for film, video, and entertainment media, including effect of differing media on design choices, role of production designers and art directors, and design for single- and multiple-camera production. Each course may be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.

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

C446A. (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.

C446B. (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.

448A-448B-448C. Costume Design for Film, Television, and Entertainment Media. (4-4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Study and practice in design of costumes for live and virtual characters in film, television, and entertainment media, including effect of differing media on design choices. Courses 448A and 448B may be repeated once for credit; course 448C may be repeated twice for credit. Letter grading.

448D. Deconstructing Glamour. (4) Lecture, three hours; screenings, two hours. Exploration of integration of costume design into filmmaking process and illumination of work required to bring characters from written page to life. Letter grading.

449. Design Thesis Project. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Series of group design projects that serve as comprehensive examination for MFA degree in entertainment design. Review and evaluation of projects by design faculty members from all areas of curriculum. Letter grading.

C451A. Scenic Design. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. 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 C151A. Letter grading.

C451B. Scenic Design for Theater. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. 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 C151B. Letter grading.

C451C. 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 C151C. Letter grading.

C452A. Lighting Design. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. 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 C152A. Letter grading.

C452B. Lighting Design for Theater. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. 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 C152B. Letter grading.

C452C. 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 C152C. Letter grading.

C452D. Lighting Design for Performances and Special Events. (4) Lecture, four hours. Requisites: courses C452A, C452B, C452C. Advanced topics in lighting design, including live performances for concerts, exhibitions, and live events. Concurrently scheduled with course C152D. Letter grading.

C452E. Lighting Design for Dance. (4) Lecture, four hours. Requisite: course C441A, C441B, or C441C. Advanced topics in lighting design, concentrating on live dance performance in all styles. Concurrently scheduled with course C152E. Letter grading.

C453A. Costume Design. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. 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 C153A. Letter grading.

C453B. Costume Design for Theater. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. 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 C153B. Letter grading.

C453C. Costume Design for Film and Television. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. 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 C153C. Letter grading.

C453D. 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 C153D. Letter grading.

C453E. 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 C153E. Letter grading.

C453F. 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 C153F. Letter grading.

C454A. Sound Design. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. 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 C154A. Letter grading.

C454B. Sound Design for Theater. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. 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 C154B. Letter grading.

C454C. 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 C154C. Graduate students expected to produce designs demonstrating higher level of proficiency and skill. Letter grading.

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

C455A. 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. Graduate students expected to produce drawings demonstrating higher level of proficiency and skill. Letter grading.

C455B. 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.

C455C. 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.

C455D. 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. Graduate students expected to produce models demonstrating higher level of proficiency and skill. Letter grading.

C455E. Life Drawing. (2) Studio, four hours. Requisite: course 147A or 147B. Study and practice in drawing of human form. Letter grading.

C455F. 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.

C455G. 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.

C455H. 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.

C456A. 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 C156A. Letter grading.

C456B. 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 C156B. Letter grading.

C456C. 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 C156C. Letter grading.

C456D. 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 C156D. Letter grading.

C456E. 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 C156E. Letter grading.

C456F. 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 C156F. Letter grading.

C457A-C457B-C457C. 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 C157A-C157B-C157C. S/U or letter grading. C457A. Requisites: courses 14A, 14B, 14C. Introduction to draping, pattern grading fitting, and slash and spread adaptation. C457B. Requisite: course C457A. Introduction to costume drafting, construction of period undergarments. C457C. Requisites: courses C457A, C457B. Draping, patterning, and fitting techniques for period garments.

457D. Advanced Historical Costume Interpretation and Construction. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Introduction to costume design as tool for interpretation of one renowned artwork and as intrinsic element of art history to gain expertise in costume and pattern making, while creating half-scale costume inspired by masterwork and to gain familiarity with artist’s life and social milieu. Letter grading.

C458A. 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 C158A. Letter grading.

C458B. 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 C158B. Letter grading.

459A-459B. Directing for Theater, Film, and Television. (4-4) Lecture, three hours. Limited to graduate theater students. Analysis and exploration, with specific scenes, of differences and many similarities in directorial approach to same literary material in three media. S/U or letter grading.

460AF-460AW-460AS. Contemporary Issues in Direction. (1-1-1) Discussion, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Discussion of role of director in contemporary professional practice. Review discussion and critique of directing projects. Each course may be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Letter grading.

462. Advanced Directing. (8 or 12) Studio, 12 or 30 hours. Designed for graduate students. Advanced problems in directing for theater, film, and television. May be repeated for maximum of 24 units. Letter grading.

463. Production Project in Direction for Stage (8 or 12 units).

Studio, 24 hours. Designed for graduate students. Creative participation as director in conceptualization and preparation of dramatic work. Letter grading.

472. 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.

474. Advanced Projects in Design and Production. (4) Lecture/studio, four hours. Study and practice in preparation and execution of designs for theater, film, video, and related entertainment forms. As contributing artistic member of design team, creative responsibilities include designer, technical supervisor, or production manager. May be repeated for maximum of 16 units. Letter grading.

475A. Graduate Design Portfolio Project: Scenic Design. (4) Lecture, four hours; studio, four to eight hours. Preparation: at least six master scenic design courses. Preparation of complete designs and drawings for theatrical, film, operatic, and theoretical productions and assembling of design portfolio and résumé. Information about industry demands and protocol for portfolio presentation and review, with projects prepared under guidance of respective design faculty adviser. Letter grading.

475B. Graduate Design Portfolio Project: Lighting Design. (4) Lecture, four hours; studio, four to eight hours. Preparation: at least six master lighting design courses. Preparation of complete designs and drawings for theatrical, film, operatic, and theoretical productions and assembling of design portfolio and résumé. Information about industry demands and protocol for portfolio presentation and review, with projects prepared under guidance of respective design faculty adviser. Letter grading.

475C. Graduate Design Portfolio Project: Costume Design. (4) Lecture, four hours; studio, four to eight hours. Preparation: at least six master costume design courses. Preparation of complete designs and drawings for theatrical, film, operatic, and theoretical productions and assembling of design portfolio and résumé. Information about industry demands and protocol for portfolio presentation and review, with projects prepared under guidance of respective design faculty adviser. Letter grading.

495A-495B-495C. Practicum and Practice in Teaching Theater. (2-2-2) Seminar, to be arranged; discussion, two hours. Limited to PhD students. Study and practice of teaching theater at university level. Orientation and preparation of graduate (PhD) students who have responsibility to assist in teaching undergraduate courses in department. Discussion of problems common to teaching experience. Letter grading.

498. Professional Internship in Theater, Film, and Television. (4, 8, or 12) Tutorial, to be arranged. Full- or part-time at studio or on professional project. Designed for advanced MFA students. Internship at various film, television, or theater facilities accentuating creative contribution, organization, and work of professionals in their various specialties. Given only when projects can be scheduled. S/U or letter grading.

501. Cooperative Program. (2 to 8) Tutorial, to be arranged. Preparation: consent of UCLA graduate adviser and graduate dean, and host campus instructor, department chair, and graduate dean. Used to record enrollment of UCLA students in courses taken under cooperative arrangements with USC. S/U grading.

596A. Directed Individual Studies: Research. (2 to 12) Tutorial, to be arranged. Designed for graduate students. May be repeated with consent of instructor. S/U or letter grading.

596B. Directed Individual Studies: Writing. (2 to 12) Tutorial, to be arranged. Designed for graduate students. May be repeated with consent of instructor. S/U or letter grading.

596C. Directed Individual Studies: Directing. (2 to 12) Tutorial, to be arranged. Designed for graduate students. May be repeated with consent of instructor. S/U or letter grading.

596D. Directed Individual Studies: Design. (2 to 12) Tutorial, to be arranged. Designed for graduate students. May be repeated with consent of instructor. S/U or letter grading.

596E. Directed Individual Studies: Acting. (2 to 12) Tutorial, to be arranged. Designed for graduate students. May be repeated with consent of instructor. S/U or letter grading.

596F. Directed Individual Studies: Production. (2 to 12) Tutorial, to be arranged. Designed for graduate students. May be repeated with consent of instructor. S/U or letter grading.

597. Preparation for PhD Qualifying Examinations in Theater Arts. (2 to 12) Tutorial, to be arranged. Writing of prospectus and three reading lists. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

599. PhD Dissertation in Theater Arts. (2 to 12) Tutorial, to be arranged. Preparation: advancement to PhD candidacy. Research for and writing of PhD dissertation. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.