Post-Baccalaureate Study in Dance

New Classes for Local Theatre and Dance Artists

ADVANCED THEATRE AND DANCE STUDY AT UHM

Add new skills, learn new techniques, polish existing ones, and invigorate your sense of exploration. Connect with other creative artists at UH Manoa and in the community.

OPTION ONE: Outreach Extension Courses

Select courses are available during the regular term as Extension courses, or in summer via Outreach College.

Spring 2018 Outreach Extension classes will include:

THEA 205, Intro to Long-Form Improvisation
1 cr, TR 4pm to 5:15pm<, KT SS, R. Kevin Doyle
Introduction to long-form improvisation as developed by companies such as Second City and iO Chicago. Focus will be on games, situations, creating characters, and forming narratives from those elements. Repeatable two times. DA

OPTION TWO: PBU Program

If you already hold a bachelor’s degree, you can now take individual classes in the UHM Department of Theatre + Dance via the Post-Baccalaureate Unclassified (PBU) Program, without seeking a specific degree. Classes can usually be transferred later into a degree program.

Application deadline July 15 for fall and December 15 for spring.

Click here for info on how to enroll.
*Admission to all classes pending approval by instructor.

Classes:Dance

DNCE 301-1, Asian Dance (Bollywood)
1cr, R 3:30 – 4:45 DB Studio S. Bhatawadekar
Performance and techniques at the introductory level.

DNCE 303-1, Japanese Dance
1cr,  T 4:30 – 6:20 MB116, H. Asao
Performance and techniques at the introductory level.

DNCE 305-1, Korean Dance
1cr,  T 2:00 – 3:50 MB116, M. Freshley
Performance and techniques at the introductory level.

DNCE 306-1, Okinawan Dance
1cr, W 2:00-3:50 MB116, Y. Shiroma
Performance and techniques at the introductory level.

DNCE 307-1, Philippine Dance
1cr,  W 5:30 – 7:20 MB118, H. Mendoza
Performance and techniques at the introductory level.

DNCE 312-1, Hula Chant/Ensemble
2cr,  TR 1:30 – 2:45 MB118, N. Lewis
Ancient style. Pre: upper division standing or consent. A-F only.

DNCE 312-2, Hula Chant/Ensemble
2cr,  TR  3:00 – 4:15 MB118, N. Lewis
Ancient style. Pre: upper division standing or consent. A-F only.

DNCE 321-1, Int. Ballet Technique
3cr, MWF 11:00-12:15 DB Studio, M. Lallemand
Intermediate ballet technique. Pre: 222 or consent. DA

DNCE 331-1, Int. Modern Dance Technique
3cr, MWF 12:30 – 1:50 DB Studio, E.  Fisher
Intermediate modern/contemporary dance technique. Repeatable four times. Pre: 232 or consent. DA

DNCE 360-1, Dance Kinesiology
3cr, MF 2:00-3:50 DB Class, G. Lizenberry
Practical information for dance students on diet and nutrition, anatomy, training and conditioning, and injury prevention. Pre: 260 or consent. DA

DNCE 370-1, Improvisation
3cr,  TTH 9:00 – 10:15 DB Studio, P. Kao
Improvisation in dance as creative experience, as source of new movement ideas, and as means of developing spontaneity in performance. Repeatable one time. Pre: 200 level dance technique (or concurrent) or above, or consent. DA

DNCE 421-1, Advanced Ballet Technique
3cr, MWF 11:00-12:15 DB Studio, M. Lallemand
Advanced ballet technique. Repeatable six times. Pre: 321 or consent. DA

DNCE 431-1, Advanced Modern Dance Technique
3cr, MWF 12:30 – 1:50 DB Studio, E. Fisher
Advanced modern/contemporary dance technique. Repeatable six times. Pre: 331 or consent. DA

DNCE 652-1,  Dance Theory and Criticism
3cr, MW 10:30 – 11:45 DB Class, A. Schiffner
Major theories of dance and dance criticism; emphasis on Western ideas. Pre: 452 and 453, or consent.

DNCE 671-1,  Advanced Choreography
3cr, TR 2:00– 3:15pm DB Studio, E. Fisher
Advanced analytic and creative study. Pre: 372 or consent

DNCE  693-1, Internship: Youth Theatre/Dance
3cr, TR 12:00-1:15, DB Classroom, A. Schiffner
Supervised leadership experiences in theatre/dance program with children. Students spend nine hours per week in supervised setting and three hours in weekly class meeting. Pre: one of 470, 476, or DNCE 490; or consent. (Cross-listed as DNCE 693)

 

Classes: Theatre

THEA 222, 001, Acting 1: Foundations & Techniques
3cr, TR 12:00-1:15am, KT SS, S. Ray
(Note: Course does not carry graduate credit)

THEA 323, Acting for Film/TV
3 cr, max 16, TR 9:00-10:15, KT SS, S. Ray
Acting techniques for film and TV production. Students appear in scenes from TV and film scripts.

THEA 325, Intro to Asian Acting for Western Actors
3 cr, TR 10:30-11:45am, KT SS, J. Iezzi
Principles of acting based on traditional Asian models. Voice, movement exercises. Pre: 222.

THEA 345, Beginning Lighting
3 cr, TR 1:30-2:50, KT 203, B. Shevelenko
Basic principles of lighting design and associated technologies. Includes functions and properties of light, lighting and control equipment, working procedures, and drafting and paperwork techniques. Pre: 240 or DNCE 250, or consent.

THEA 423, Acting Shakespeare
3 cr, max 16, MW 1:30-2:45, KT SS, P. Mitri
Techniques for acting in Shakespearean and heightened language texts.  Pre: THEA 322 or consent.

THEA 432, Stage Combat
3 cr, max 16, TR 12:00-1:15, KT MS, P. Mitri
Techniques for performing unarmed and armed stage combat.  Pre: THEA 322 or consent.

THEA 448, Computer Drafting
3 cr, MW 10:30-11:50am, KT 203, B. Shevelenko
Basic concepts and techniques computer-aided design. Lecture/workshop covers language and commands with a focus on drafting specific to theatre. A laptop with Vectorworks installed is required. Pre: 343, 345 or consent.

THEA 465, Drama & Thea of China
3 cr, TR 12:00-1:15, KT 101, E. Wichmann-Walczak and Ma
History, dramatic literature, and performance of Chinese theatre, in two halves: Pre-Twentieth Century, and 20-21st Centuries; with special emphasis on the two forms to be performed at Kennedy Theatre in February 2018, Jingju (Beijing “opera”) and Chuanju (Sichuan “opera”).  Pre: consent.

THEA 474, Theatre for Young Audiences
3cr, O focus, MW 9-10:20am, KT MD, M. Branner
Theories and principles of formal theatre for young audiences. Study of and practice in the selection, direction, and production of plays. Pre: junior standing or higher, or consent.

THEA 613, History of Western Theatre II
3 cr, TR, 9:00-10:15am, SAK D102, L. O’Malley
Theatre as a cultural and social institution in the West, from the 18th century to the present. Pre: one of 311, 312, 411, 412, or consent. (Alt. years)

THEA 614C, Dramaturgy Workshop: Ibsen & Bergman
3 cr, F, 2:00-4:45, KT 101, Markus Wessendorf
(C) dramaturgy workshop; accompanies specific Kennedy Theatre productions.
This class will accompany Stacy Ray’s mainstage production of Ingmar Bergman’s Nora, an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. The first half of the semester will be dedicated to Ibsen’s plays, the second half to Bergman’s films as well as his work in theatre. Graduate students involved in the production of Nora will be expected to take this course, but it is also open to other interested students.

THEA 626, Advanced Topics in Theatre Acting: Alexander Technique,
1 cr, MW, 3:00-4:15pm, SS, Jill Guillermo-Togawa
Readings, discussion, research, and/or performance and scene work.
Alexander principles offer ideas that help in dealing well with pressure, organizing thinking, and accessing creative attitudes towards performance.

THEA 653, Advanced Scenic Design
3 cr, TR 10:30-11:50am, KT 203, M. Bisbee
Workshop dealing with special topics in scenic design, related skills, and portfolio preparation.   Pre: 453 or consent.

THEA 680, Directing Asian & Multicultural Theatre
3 cr, T 1:30-4:15pm, KT 101, J. Iezzi
Directing traditional Asian theatre pieces, and Western plays incorporating Asian techniques and approaches; development of new performance styles based on Asian examples; directing of scenes and one-act plays. Repeatable one time with consent. Pre: graduate theatre major and one Asian theatre course, or consent.

THEA 693,  Internship: Youth Theatre/Dance
3 cr, TR 12:00-1:15, DB Classroom, A. Schiffner
Supervised leadership experiences in theatre/dance program with children. Students spend nine hours per week in supervised setting and three hours in weekly class meeting. Pre: one of 470, 476, or DNCE 490; or consent. (Cross-listed as DNCE 693)

THEA 763B,  Seminar in Asian Theatre: India & SEA
3 cr, M 1:30-4:15, KT 101, K. Pauka
(B) Southeast Asia and India;  Pre: one of 464, 465, 466, or consent.

THEA 779,  Seminar in TYA
3 cr, F 9-11:45am, KT MD, M. Branner
Theories and methods applied in theatrical experiences with and for young audiences: creative movement/drama, puppetry, and theatre/dance. Pre: one of 470, 474, 475, 476, 477, or DNCE 490.
This seminar will look at Applied Theatre practices and projects around the world (i.e. “theatre for good” or “theatre for community development”).  The course includes a hands-on service component, using theatrical techniques to work “with” and “in” specific communities.