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Department of Drama

109 Culbreth Road
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400128
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4128
(434) 924-3326 Fax: (434) 924-1447
tsl@virginia.edu
www.virginia.edu/drama

Degree Requirements

The Master of Fine Arts Program The M.F.A. is the appropriate terminal degree in the creative and technical disciplines in educational, regional, and community theatres. The program aims to produce artist-scholars prepared to work in today’s theatre. Every three years (in fall 2005, 2008, and so on), eighteen M.F.A. graduate students are brought together to form a company from applicants from across the country. Specialized work is tailored for the actor, the scenic designer, the costume designer, the lighting designer, the technical director, and the director. These students also collaborate in and contribute to an ensemble in study and research, creative projects and productions. As an integral part of the program, M.F.A. students are challenged to do work that tests their talents, their vision, and their training through ensemble efforts and in the larger production programs in the Department of Drama.

Areas of Concentration M.F.A. students choose from the following areas of concentration: acting, scenic design, costume design, lighting design, technical direction, and directing.

Acting Eight actors are selected for their demonstrated acting ability, vocal and physical flexibility, and suitability to ensemble work with peers and faculty in seminars, studios, and public performance. All work is closely monitored and evaluated in order to produce serious, versatile, informed, and articulate actors. This three-year, 72-credit program coordinates production work with four integrated progressive training sequences: voice and speech, movement, acting styles, and core academic courses. Throughout, the emphasis is on discipline, inventiveness, and depth. A thesis project combining research and performance is required. Each actor has an opportunity to perform with the Heritage Repertory Theatre in its summer residency.

Scenic Design, Costume Design, Lighting Design, Technical Direction Two scenic design students, two costume design students, two lighting design students and two technical direction students are admitted as part of the M.F.A. company in a three year program of 72 credits. Students work in close collaboration with their peers and faculty in a series of design and technology studios. The studios focus on the total process of design and execution with particular emphasis on creative collaboration. Besides studio course work, design and technical production students work in laboratory and mainstage theatre seasons as technicians and as designers working with members of the faculty, student directors, actors, and other designer-technicians. Also required is a 3-credit thesis project combining research, design and execution. Students in these programs are presumed to have serious potential for design careers in the broad range of theatre settings.

Directing Two directing students are admitted every three years. The M.F.A. in Directing is designed to educate a person in stage directing and propel them toward a career as a professional director. Students are expected to direct plays from diverse genres and to accumulate a thorough knowledge of dramatic literature. Students will become well grounded in the areas of design, theatre history, theory and criticism, as well as in various modes of performance and acting training.

Drama Activities The activities of the drama department include the mainstage season of major productions, the Helms Theatre Series, professional theatre companies, guest companies, and ballet troupes. Each summer the department also sponsors the professional Heritage Repertory Theatre. All production activity is presented in the Culbreth and Helms Theatres, located within the Department of Drama building on Culbreth Road.

Drama Building The department is located on Culbreth Road in the Carr’s Hill complex. The modern, well-equipped building houses offices, classrooms, rehearsal and studio spaces, shops, and two theatres. The Culbreth Theatre is a 600-seat proscenium house with hydraulic fly system and orchestra pit, extensive lighting control system, and excellent ancillary spaces and equipment. The Helms Theatre is a flexible 200-seat facility with its own equipment and control systems.


Courses Descriptions

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DRAM 504 - (3) (O)
Early American Theatre and Drama
A study of nineteenth-century theatre and dramatic literature in relation to the central cultural developments of the century. An examination, through the reading of nineteenth-century comedies and melodramas as social documents, of the complex and ever-changing role(s) the theatre played in nineteenth-century American life and the ways in which the major issues of the century (formation of the middle class, abolition, temperance, women’s rights, etc) were "played out" and, to a degree, "worked out" on the country’s stages.

DRAM 506 - (3) (IR)
Modernism in the Theatre
Prerequisite: DRAM 305, 306 or equivalent.
Studies the theory, literature and mise-en-scene of the theatre during the modern era.

DRAM 507 – (3) (IR)
History of American Popular Entertainment: From Minstrelsy to Madonna
This course traces the development of popular entertainment forms from British and European roots through late modern and post-modern examples like Elvis, Madonna and Disneyland. Particular attention will be paid to popular culture and broad cultural trends.

DRAM 508 - (3) (IR)
Performance in the Postmodernism Era
Prerequisite: graduate standing or instructor permission.
Through detailed research and the "reconstruction" of performance(s), students examine the work of contemporary theatre artists and the nature of the shift from a modern position/perspective/aesthetic to what many historians and critics regard as a post-modern one.

DRAM 555 - (3) (Y)
Performing Arts Management
Prerequisite: graduate standing; 12 credits in drama and/or business related courses; or instructor permission.
Examines the principles and practices of managing the not-for-profit performing arts organization. Using the theatre as a model, the course focuses on the responsibilities of the top manager within the organization, and the relationship to the artistic staff and the board of trustees.

DRAM 571 - (3) (Y)
Playwriting V
Prerequisite: nine credits of drama courses or instructor permission.
Introduces the craft of playwriting and examination of exemplary works. Includes weekly problem exercises emphasizing the development of a way of working.

DRAM 572 - (3) (Y)
Playwriting VI
Prerequisite: DRAM 571 and instructor permission.
Studies the craft of playwriting; continued study of exemplary plays and problem exercises; and increased emphasis on reading and discussion of student work.

DRAM 702 - (3) (IR)
Theatre Makeup
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program.
Research and studio practice in the design and application of theatre makeup. Emphasizes observation and mastery of basic techniques and materials employed in facial analysis and the creation of juvenile, lead, character, and aged makeup.

DRAM 703, 803, 903 - (1-12) (S)
Independent Study
Independent study conducted under the supervision of a specific instructor.

DRAM 707 - (3) (IR)
Script Analysis
This course will survey dramatic literature, classical to the contemporary, with an eye toward reading scripts for the stage. We will practice methods of analysis that will enrich our understandings of the textural clues for production and of the openings and ambiguities in scripts that exciting stage interpretations can play with. Beginning with Aristotle and Sophocles, we will sample major dramatic forms, looking at both "intensive" and "extensive" plays, and, finally, at the interesting combinations of the intensive and extensive in modern theatre. We will consider poetic dramas, comedy, some political theatre, several classics, and very contemporary plays.

DRAM 708 - (3) (IR)
Performance: From the Modern to the Post Modern
Prerequisite: instructor permission.
Traces the development of the modern theatre from its inception to its reputed decline and absorption into post modern performance. Special attention is paid to those individuals or theatre companies that shaped the modern/post-modern theatre worlds.

DRAM 709 - (3) (SI)
Script Analysis: Dramatic Structure and Theatrical Production
Analysis of representative play scripts to discover how structure and language support conceptual and stylistic choices in production.

DRAM 710 - (3) (IR)
Graphics for the Theatre
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
Studies basic design communication skills which serve as the foundation for costume, scenic, lighting designers, and technical directors in collaboration with directors, designers, actors, and shop personnel. Includes basic elements of design in line, color, texture, visual research methodology, and media techniques in drawing, painting, model making.

DRAM 713, 714 - (2) (IR)
Production Laboratory: Lighting
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program.
Participation in the production program, crediting work in the preparation and performance of lighting design.

DRAM 716 - (3) (IR)
Lighting Design I: Elements of Design
Prerequisite: DRAM 710, 717 or instructor permission; corequisite: DRAM 718, 714.
Studies the elements of theatrical lighting design essential to the stage designer. Areas of study include script interpretation, lighting composition, color, instrumentation, graphic notation, and presentation techniques.

DRAM 717 - (3) (IR)
Principles of Technology
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program.
Study of drafting techniques and computer aided drafting and drawing software that prepares the designer or technician to identify and communicate methods and materials relative to executing the design. Covers standards for theatrical drafting, preparation of ground plans, sections, and design elevations including both pictorial and orthographic drawings.

DRAM 718 - (3) (IR)
Digital Media for Design
Prerequisite: DRAM 717 or instructor permission.
Studies a variety of graphic software programs and computer-aided design techniques which prepares the lighting designer, scenic designer, costume designer, and technical director to identify and communicate methods and materials relative to the execution of their respective designs. Taught completely on-line with all course materials and project submissions made electronically.

DRAM 719, 819, 919 - (3-9) (Y)
Mentored Study: Lighting
Prerequisite: instructor permission.
A guided study which gives students the opportunity to explore with a faculty member areas of lighting design and/or technology which are not contained in the established curriculum.

DRAM 723, 724 -(2) (IR)
Production Laboratory: Scenery
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program.
Participation in the production program, crediting work in the preparation and performance of scenic designs.

DRAM 726 - (3) (IR)
Scene Design I: Design Studio-Realism
Explores the range of theatrical design styles which form the core of the designer’s visual catalog. Includes, but is not limited to, 19th- and 20th-century realistic design styles.

DRAM 728 - (3) (IR)
Scene Painting
Prerequisite: DRAM 710.
Studies the materials and methods of scenic painting and its application to conventional and non-conventional means of scenic replication for dramatic and musical stages. Includes various media used for scenic illustration, and the methods used for preparing a variety of surfaces to be painted.

DRAM 729, 829, 929 - (3-9) (S)
Mentored Study: Scene Design
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program.
A faculty-guided exploration of scenic design and/or technology areas not covered in the established curriculum.

DRAM 733, 734 - (2) (IR)
Production Laboratory: Costume
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program.
Participation in the production program, crediting work in the preparation and performance of costume design.

DRAM 735 - (3) (IR)
Costume Technology: Principles
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program.
An intense study of basic execution and design techniques that enable construction techniques that enable the costume designer to translate the visual design from the sketch to the stage. Study includes basic construction techniques, same and proper equipment utilization, principles of pattern drafting, design analysis, shop organization and personnel management.

DRAM 736 - (3) (IR)
Costume Design: Research
Prerequisite: DRAM 710, 735; corequisite: DRAM 738.
Application of design principles to play scripts focusing on the examination of the special world of the play as foundation for character and character relationships.

DRAM 738 - (3) (IR)
Costume Technology: Patterning & Draping
Prerequisite: DRAM 710, 735; corequisite: DRAM 736.
Explores the fundamentals of draping and flat-patterning, the two basic systems of pattern-making upon which all patterns are based.

DRAM 739, 839, 939 - (3-9) (S)
Mentored Study: Costume
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program or instructor permission.
A faculty-guided study in an area of costume design and/or technology not covered in the established curriculum.

DRAM 740, 840, 940 - (3-9) (S)
Mentored Study: Acting
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program or instructor permission.
A faculty-guided study in an area of acting not covered in the established curriculum.

DRAM 741 - (2) (IR)
Movement: Exploration
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program.
A physical and psychological approach to addressing the actor’s physical habits. Technique and explorations focus on the holistic nature of the actor as communicator and the importance of breath as initiator of sound and movement.

DRAM 742 - (2) (IR)
Movement: Stage Combat
Prerequisite: DRAM 741.
Examines the history of human violence and the forms of personal and military combat frequently used on the stage. Actors learn to perform physical aggression that is safe and dramatically effective through technique in armed and unarmed combat. Opportunity to earn SAFD Actor/Combat certification.

DRAM 743 - (2) (Y)
Voice: Breath, Structure, Sound
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program.
Explores the basic approaches to vocal relaxation, breath control, resonance, and projection. Includes identification and correction of vocal habits and regionalisms, and introduction of phonetics, Lessac, and Linklater vocal methods.

DRAM 744 - (2) (Y)
Voice: Tone, Speech, Text
Prerequisite: DRAM 743.
Studies the tonal aspects of sound production. Examines appropriate consonant and vowel production, and includes the phonetic analysis of text. The voice is connected to language imagery and emotion, employing textual exploration and physicalization exercises.

DRAM 745 - (2) (Y)
Acting: Impulse into Action
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program.
Systematic evaluation of the actor’s approach to characterization. Methodology includes exercises for kinesthetic awareness, emotive connections, image formation, and action choices.

DRAM 746 - (2) (Y)
Acting: Character into Relationship
Prerequisite: DRAM 745.
Studies complex characterization and style considerations. Works from Miller, Williams, O’Neill, Ibsen, Chekhov, and Shaw serve as material for scene study.

DRAM 747, 748 - (1) (Y)
Acting: Production and Performance
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program.
Participation in the production program, crediting work in preparation and performance of acting.

DRAM 749 - (2) (Y)
Acting: Performance Lab
Prerequisite: DRAM 745.
A workshop exploration of original dramatic material written by graduate playwrights in residence. Focuses on short exercises for specific craft development.

DRAM 763, 764 - (2) (IR)
Production Laboratory: Technical Direction
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program.
Participation in the production program, crediting work in preparation and performance of scenic elements.

DRAM 766 - (3) (IR)
Technical Direction
Prerequisite: Graduate standing M.F.A. Program.
Furthers technical directors’ skills through the study of advanced principles of scenery technology, construction, shop organization, purchasing, planning, and organization of crews to complete a production.

DRAM 768 - (3) (IR)
Construction
Prerequisites: Graduate standing M.F.A. Program.
Furthers technical construction skills through the study of traditional and contemporary theories of staging, pragmatic application of scenic construction systems; including wood, fabric, plastics and steel.

DRAM 769, 869, 969 - (3-9) (S)
Mentored Study: Technical Direction
Prerequisite: Graduate standing M.F.A. Program or instructor permission.
A faculty-guided study in an area of technical theatre not covered in the established curriculum.

DRAM 792 - (2) (IR)
Design: Psychology of Space, Light and Attire
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program.
Studies design for the actor, exploring the power of the visual world and the role of the designer in shaping the world of the play in contemporary production. Projects teach the student to express concepts using the designer’s tools.

DRAM 801 - (3) (IR)
Heritage of Design
A study of significant theatrical designers who have made significant contributions to the contemporary theory and practice of costume, light, and scenic design. Scholarly research will be conducted in select historical collections and archives.

DRAM 803 - (1) (S)
Drawing for the Theatre: Accuracy through Expression
Prerequisite: graduate standing.
The human form is challenging to draw, so a variety of devices that make it more easily comprehensible are employed; blind-drawing, gesture, collage, and the use of non-conventional drawing tools are examples. Expressive mark-making helps students find accuracy and allows for exploring the language of line and developing one’s own style.

DRAM 813, 814 - (2) (IR)
Production Laboratory: Lighting
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program.
Participation in the production program, crediting work in the preparation and performance of lighting design.

DRAM 815 - (3) (IR)
Lighting Design 2: Alternative Forms
Prerequisite: DRAM 716 or instructor permission.
A continuation of DRAM 716, emphasizing alternative forms and spaces, problem solving, orchestration, and cuing.

DRAM 816 - (3) (IR)
Lighting Design 3: Special Topics
Prerequisite: DRAM 716, 815, or instructor permission.
Seminar on advanced topics in lighting design.

DRAM 823, 824 - (2) (IR)
Production Laboratory: Scenery
Prerequisite: graduating standing M.F.A. Program.
Participation in the production program, crediting work in preparation and performance of scenic design.

DRAM 825 - (3) (IR)
Scenic Design 2: Design Studio-The Classics
Prerequisite: DRAM 710, 726; corequisite: DRAM 827.
Study and creation of classical period scenic design. An examination of design for classical, Shakespearean, and 16-18th century plays.

DRAM 827 - (3) (IR)|
Period Decor
Prerequisite: DRAM 710; corequisite: DRAM 825.
Studies period furniture and decorative arts from antiquity to the present, including cultural influences on interior design elements.

DRAM 831 - (3) (IR)
History of Dress and Textiles
Prerequisite: DRAM 736 or instructor permission; corequisite: DRAM 835 and 837 recommended.
Studies period and contemporary dress and textiles as the foundation of the designer’s creation of stage costumes. Analyzes cultural influences of the special world, the psychology of dress, period movement, and the expression of self through choice of dress. Develops investigative methodology through hands-on work with the department’s vintage clothing and textiles collection.

DRAM 833, 834 - (2) (IR)
Production Laboratory: Costume
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program.
Participation in the production program, crediting work in the preparation and performance of costume designs.

DRAM 835 (3) - (IR)
Costume Design: Character
Prerequisite: DRAM 736; corequisite: DRAM 837.
Applies design principles and psychology of dress to character development, using scripts from Shakespeare to Williams. Focuses on translation of idea and character through historical and theatrical forms in developing design concepts for contemporary audiences.

DRAM 836 - (3) (IR)
Costume Design: Production Styles
Prerequisite: DRAM 835.
Examines advanced production forms with application of design principles to fully developed projects selected from plays, musicals, opera, ballet, and film, as appropriate to the student’s progress and focus. Emphasizes versatility and experimental solutions to contemporary design challenges.

DRAM 837 - (3) (IR)
Costume Technology: Tailoring
Prerequisite: DRAM 738; corequisite: DRAM 835.
Contemporary application of period cut and construction in the reproduction of period fashion for stage purposes.

DRAM 841 - (2) (IR)
Movement: Mask
Prerequisite: DRAM 741, 742.
Studies the actor’s responsibility to fill the need of the text and the concept of the actor as a "mask of the action." Mask technique is presented as both metaphor and physical agent for character exploration.

DRAM 843 - (2) (Y)
Voice: Voice and Verse
Prerequisite: DRAM 744.
Explores speaking and acting verse, focusing on scansion, language analysis, verbal improvisation, and personalization using Berry, Rodenburg, and Wade techniques. Actors score and interpret poetic and dramatic material, integrating text analysis with emotional expressiveness. Emphasizes heightened language texts, primarily Shakespeare.

DRAM 845 - (2) (Y)|
Acting: Shakespeare
Prerequisite: DRAM 745, 746.
Performers work for vocal and physical embodiment of Shakespeare’s language. Examines the mechanics and structures of poetic language and includes research and exploration of historical and contemporary approaches to Shakespearean performance.

DRAM 846 - (2) (Y)|
Acting: Period Styles
Prerequisite: DRAM 745, 746, 845.
Studies the actor’s ability to make informed performance choices based on aspects of structure such as text, historical period, social moves, and production concept. Emphasizes movement in period costumes and accoutrements.

DRAM 847, 848 - (1) (Y)
Acting: Production and Performance
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program.
Participation in the production program, crediting work in preparation and performance of acting.

DRAM 849 - (2) (Y)
Acting: Performance Lab II
Prerequisite: DRAM 749.
A continuation of DRAM 749. Actors collaborate with graduate playwrights by developing short performance pieces.

DRAM 863, 864 - (2) (IR)
Production Laboratory: Technical Direction
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program.
Participation in the production program, crediting work in the preparation and performance of scenic elements.

DRAM 865 - (3) (IR)
SPFX Special Effects
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program or instructor permission.
Explores advanced techniques in special effects and the materials used to create them. Laboratory assignments establish a basic proficiency in creating special effects using methods of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Includes using a vacuum form machine, plastic foams, casting, mold making, pyrotechnics, blood, ghosts and illusions, using fire arms on stage, and atmospheric effects.

DRAM 867 - (3) (IR)
Properties
Materials and methods of stage property construction. Includes projects in molding and casting, foam sculpting, upholstery, and furniture construction.

DRAM 868 - (3) (IR)
Rigging
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program or instructor permission.
Studies traditional and contemporary entertainment rigging systems; investigates current practices of rigging, their equipment, and the materials involved.

DRAM 897 - (3-12) (Y)
Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program.

DRAM 898 - (3-12) (Y)
Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program.

DRAM 906 - (3) (IR)|
Thesis
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program.
Preparation of a written thesis that corresponds to the performance, direction, or design of a production.

DRAM 913, 914 - (2) (IR)
Production Laboratory: Lighting
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program.
Participation in the production program, crediting work in the preparation and performance of lighting design.

DRAM 915 - (3) (IR)
Lighting Design 4: Portfolio
Prerequisite: DRAM 716, 815, and 816, or instructor permission; corequisite: DRAM 906.
Critical assessment of the lighting student’s portfolio and résumé leading to the creation of a professional body of work. Tailors design and presentation projects to student’s needs.

DRAM 917 - (3) (IR)
Advanced Lighting Technology
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program or instructor permission.
Explores advanced stage lighting technologies including MIDI show-control, automated fixture programming, complex cuing, and effect sequencing.

DRAM 923, 924 - (2) (IR)
Production Laboratory: Scenery
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program.
Participation in the production program of the curriculum, crediting work in the preparation and performance of scenic designs.

DRAM 925 - (3) (IR)
Scene Design 3: Design Studio—Alternative Styles
Prerequisite: DRAM 710, 726, 825, 827.
Studies advanced production forms including operas, musicals, and dance productions or ballets. Involves solving design issues directly related to music and its influence on the stage picture.

DRAM 933, 934 - (2) (IR)
Production Laboratory: Costume
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program.
Participation in the production program of the curriculum, crediting work in the preparation and performance of costume designs.

DRAM 935 - (3) (IR)
Costume Design: Portfolio and Design
Prerequisite: DRAM 836.
Critical assessment of the student’s portfolio and résumé leading to the creation of a professional body of work. Tailors design and presentation projects to student’s needs.

DRAM 937 - (3) (IR)
Costume Technology: Crafts
Prerequisite: DRAM 837 or instructor permission.
Examines traditional and innovative products and practices used in the execution of contemporary design of accessories and special costume pieces including period, fantasy, special effects, and spectacle.

DRAM 941 - (2) (IR)
Movement: Dance
Prerequisite: DRAM 741, 742, 841.
Examines the history of social and theatrical dance, its function in a particular society, and its dramatic purpose within a play. Requires basic proficiency be demonstrated in traditional ballet, jazz, and tap technique. Choreography common to musical theatre performance is taught within each style.

DRAM 943 - (2) (Y)
Voice: Dialects
Prerequisite: DRAM 843.
Studies the dialects most commonly employed in theatre. Methodology includes practice with taped dialects, interviews with authentic dialect speakers, phonetic representation, and research into specific cultural aspects influencing structural formation and sound.

DRAM 945 - (2) (IR)
Musical Theatre Performance
Prerequisite: DRAM 745, 726, 845, 846.
Integration of song into scene work and the examination of special problems posed for the actor/singer. Focuses on character’s song presentation within the context of a musical play. Major project includes performance of a fully scripted, original 20-25 minute musical play, using the music from a major composer of the musical theatre.

DRAM 946 - (2) (Y)
Acting: Portfolio Preparation
Prerequisite: DRAM 745, 746, 845, 846.
Audition techniques and practice are examined, as is a wide-ranging repertoire of audition materials.

DRAM 947, 948 - (1) (Y)
Acting: Production and Performance
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program.
Participation in the production program, crediting work in preparation and performance of acting.

DRAM 949 - (2) (Y)
Acting: Performance Laboratory III
Prerequisite: DRAM 849.
Completes the work of the Performance Lab sequence. Actors develop full-length performance material with graduate playwrights.

DRAM 962 - (3) (IR)
Technical Design
Prerequisite: DRAM 867, 768, 766 or instructor permission.
Studies structural analysis for application to theatrical scenic construction with application to theatrical scenic shifting systems. Students learn basic physics concepts and employ those principles in practical terms by solving stage shifting problems. Develops pragmatic structural design approaches for technical direction and design.

DRAM 963, 964 - (2) (IR)
Production Laboratory: Technical Direction
Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. Program.
Participation in the production program, crediting work in preparation and performance of scenic elements.

DRAM 971 - (3) (IR)
Playwriting XI: The Full-Length Play I
Prerequisite: DRAM 771, 772, 871, 872.
A writing workshop focusing on writing a full-length thesis play.

DRAM 972 - (3) (IR)
Playwriting XII: The Full-Length Play II
Prerequisite: DRAM 771, 772, 871, 872, 971.
A writing workshop focusing on revising and completing a full-length thesis play.

DRAM 973 - (3) (IR)
Dramaturgy II
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Continues and expands DRAM 873, emphasizing dramaturgical projects.

DRAM 995, 996 - (2) (IR)
Production Laboratory: Playwriting
A production program, crediting work in preparation and performance of plays written.

DRAM 997 - (3-12) (Y)
Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Prerequisite: Graduate standing M.F.A. Program.

DRAM 998 - (3-12) (Y)
Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Prerequisite: Graduate standing M.F.A. Program.


 
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