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Performing Arts (PERF)

PERF 101    Acting    3 Hours

Improvisation, theatre games, and introductory scene and/or monologue work intended to develop fundamental performance and ensemble collaboration skills.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021

PERF 110    Mat Pilates    2 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

A study of Pilates-based, mat exercises. Holistic exercises use specific breath support and provide physical/mental conditioning that change muscle tone, balance, flexibility and overall fitness and well-being. Repeatable two times for credit.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PERF 120    Rehearsal and Production    1 Hour

An introductory, experiential learning course providing an overview of theatre and dance production safety procedures and rehearsal etiquette, as well as practical experience in all areas of theatrical production.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

PERF 121    Rehearsal and Production II    1 Hour

Continuation of PERF 120.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PERF 175    University Experience: Performing Arts    2 Hours

Designed to develop academic skills and library research skills to foster personal development and to provide information about campus resources, thus empowering students to have a successful transition to the higher education experience.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

PERF 205    Voice and Movement for the Stage    1 Hour (repeatable max of 4 hrs)

A developmental studio course designed to help students enhance the quality, strength, balance, flexibility and control of their natural vocal/kinesthetic abilities. Repeatable once for credit.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021; fall 2021; fall 2022

PERF 220    Production Lab I    0.5-1 Hours (repeatable max of 2 hrs)

A variable credit experiential learning course designed to provide experience in theatrical production. Repeatable for a total of 2 credits.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

PERF 221    Rehearsal and Production IV    1 Hour

Continuation of PERF 220.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PERF 261    Performing Arts Practicum I    1 Hour (repeatable max of 4 hrs)

Individualized, mentored practical project course in drama, theatre or dance. Repeatable 3 times for a total of 4 credit hours.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

PERF 300    Topics in Contemporary Performance Studies    3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

Topics-based course focusing on a particular area of contemporary performance theory and practice. May be repeated twice for a total of 9 credit hours.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021

PERF 320    Production Lab II    0.5,1 Hours (repeatable max of 2 hrs)

A variable credit experiential learning course designed to provide experience in theatrical production.

Prerequisite(s): PERF 220

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

PERF 321    Production Lab III    0.5-1 Hours (repeatable max of 2 hrs)

A variable credit experiential learning course designed to provide experience in theatrical production. Repeatable for a total of 2 credits.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

PERF 331    Dramaturgy Lab    0.5-2 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Practice-based learning in at least one area of dramaturgy (literary management, production dramaturgy, new play dramaturgy, audience outreach).

Prerequisite(s): THEA 252 with a minimum grade of C

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

PERF 340    Performance Lab I    0.5-1 Hours (repeatable max of 2 hrs)

A variable credit experiential learning course designed to provide practical experience in theatrical performance under actual production conditions. Repeatable for a total of 2 credits.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

PERF 341    Performance Lab II    0.5-1 Hours (repeatable max of 2 hrs)

A variable credit experiential learning course designed to provide practical experience in theatrical performance under actual production conditions.

Prerequisite(s): PERF 340

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

PERF 350    Voice and Diction for the Theatre    1 Hour

Study and practice of proper vocal production and standard American diction for theatrical applications.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 300

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2022

PERF 361    Performing Arts Practicum II    2 Hours (repeatable max of 8 hrs)

Individualized, mentored practical project course in drama, theatre or dance. Repeatable 3 times for a total of 8 credit hours.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

PERF 362    Theatre in Diversion    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Course focusing on techniques for working with at-risk youth. Will provide students with a chance to teach drama skills and develop a performance showcase with teenagers in the juvenile justice system, and to evaluate the effectiveness of these interventions in reducing delinquency.

Prerequisite(s): (SOCL 100 and SOCL 302) or THEA 252

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PERF 369    Professional Work / Career Experience in Theatre    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Practical out-of-classroom experience in a supervised work situation with a cooperating business, industry, social or governmental agency. Can be repeated one time with departmental approval.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PERF 400    Advanced Performing Arts Studio    3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

A team mentored applied performing arts studio offering advanced Department of Theatre and Dance majors an opportunity to work together in small, collaborative teams on the conceptualization and production of fully realized performing arts events. Repeatable twice for a total of 9 credits. Note: Theatre and Dance majors only, at least junior standing.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; spring 2022

PERF 401    Solo Performance    3 Hours

Practical training in the creation and performance of solo performance works.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 252 with a minimum grade of C and THEA 101 with a minimum grade of C

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021; spring 2022

PERF 420    Production Lab IV    0.5-1 Hours (repeatable max of 2 hrs)

A variable credit experiential learning course designed to provide experience in theatrical production. Repeatable for a total of 2 credits.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

PERF 421    Production Lab V    0.5-1 Hours (repeatable max of 2 hrs)

A variable credit experiential learning course designed to provide experience in theatrical production. Repeatable for a total of 2 credits.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

PERF 423    Performing Arts Management    3 Hours

A basic study of the principles of management applied to the fields of theatre operation, production preparation and performance that will affect the direction and growth of the theatre.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

PERF 430    Production Lab VI    0.5-1 Hours (repeatable max of 2 hrs)

A variable credit experiential learning course designed to provide experience in theatrical production. Note: Permission of instructor.

Prerequisite(s): PERF 421

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

PERF 431    Production Lab VII    0.5-1 Hours (repeatable max of 2 hrs)

A variable credit experiential learning course designed to provide experience in theatrical production.

Prerequisite(s): PERF 430

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

PERF 440    Performance Lab III    0.5-1 Hours (repeatable max of 2 hrs)

A variable credit experiential learning course designed to provide practical experience in theatrical performance under actual production conditions. Repeatable for a total of 2 credits.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

PERF 445    Research in Theatre and Dance    3 Hours

Directed Research in Theatre and Dance. Offered as an independent study course with a theatre/dance faculty advisor.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

PERF 450    Performing Arts Career Seminar    1 Hour

Prerequisite(s): Department of Theatre and Dance majors with senior standing, or permission of instructor.Prepares senior theatre and dance department majors to successfully engage the application/audition process for graduate and/or entry-level career positions in the field of performing arts.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Enrollment is limited to students in Performing Arts (588) , Dance (630) or Theatre (798)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

PERF 451    Career Seminar Workshop    2 Hours

A discipline specific workshop designed to accompany PERF 450: Performing Arts Career Seminar.

Prerequisite(s): PERF 450

Corequisite(s): PERF 450

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

PERF 461    Performing Arts Practicum III    3 Hours (repeatable max of 12 hrs)

Individualized, mentored practical project course in drama, theatre or dance. Repeatable 3 times for a total of 12 credit hours.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022