Post-Baccalaureate Study in Theatre

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.

Fall 2017 Outreach Extension classes 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.

THEA 343D, Topics in Theatre Production: Scenic Painting
3 cr, TR 9:00-10:20, KT MS, M. Bisbee
UNIQUE IN FALL 2017: Studio course focusing on scenic painting. Students will learn terminology, tools, and approaches in scene painting. Students will gain practical skills in color mixing, cartooning and scenic painting.

THEA 433 Section 311, Movement Workshop: Mime
1 cr,  Special intensive workshop meeting times: Sat/Sun 8/12, 8/13, 8/19, 8/20 from 9:30am-12pm, KT SS, Todd Farley.
Students will learn the basic techniques of European mime with a focus on Marceau and Decroux techniques, including how to perform illusionary mime (walls, walks, robots), create highly stylized characters and tell a story with just the body.  Participants will have the opportunity to perform in a mime show.

THEA 433 Section 312, Movement Workshop: Mime
1 cr, Saturdays 10-11:30am, KT SS, Todd Farley.
Students will learn the basic techniques of European mime with a focus on Marceau and Decroux techniques, including how to perform illusionary mime (walls, walks, robots),  create highly stylized characters and tell a story with just the body.  Participants will have the opportunity to perform in a mime show.

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: Theatre

THEA 323, Acting for Film/TV
3 cr, 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 343D, Topics in Theatre Production: Scenic Painting
3 cr, TR 9:00-10:20, KT MS, M. Bisbee
UNIQUE IN FALL 2017: Studio course focusing on scenic painting. Students will learn terminology, tools, and approaches in scene painting. Students will gain practical skills in color mixing, cartooning and scenic painting. Also available as dual-listed Outreach Extension Course.

THEA 354, Intro to Costume Construction
3cr,  MW 9:00-10:20, KT Costume Shop, STAFF
Workshop on basic principles of costume construction for theatre and dance. Professional practices, materials, and methods

THEA 412, World Drama and Theatre IV
3 cr, MWF, 10:30-11:20, KT 101, M. Wessendorf and J. Iezzi
Pluralism in modern theatre, 1900–present. Reactions to realism and current international theatre forms.

THEA 420C, Intermediate Voice for the Actor: China
3 cr, MWF 9:30-10:20, KT SS, E. Wichmann-Walczak and M. Branner
UNIQUE IN FALL 2017: Unique vocal training with master artist-teachers from China.  Recommended for those interested in being in the Spring 2018 Xiqu production, and those interested in expanding their vocal tools and capacity.

THEA 427, Chinese Acting Workshop
3 cr, MWF 11:30-12:45, KT MS, E. Wichmann-Walczak and M. Branner
UNIQUE IN FALL 2017: Unique physical training with master artist-teachers from China.  Recommended for those interested in being in the Spring 2018 Xiqu production, and those interested in expanding their physical tools and capacity.

THEA 446, Topics in Costume Construction: Xiqu Headdress
3 cr, R 1:30-4:30, MD, H. Schauer
UNIQUE IN FALL 2017: Participants will learn to build the hair styles and headdresses for the Spring 2018 Xiqu production, training and experience normally available only to professional trainees in China.

THEA 447, Theatre Management
3 cr, TR 12:00-1:15, KT 203, R. Greaver
Business, organization and management for theatre and dance productions. Pre: junior standing or consent.

THEA 464, Drama and Theatre of S and SE Asia
3cr, TR 10:30-11:45
Court, folk, popular traditions, and the manner of their production.

THEA 600, Seminar in Theatre Research
3 cr, MWF, 9:30-10:20, KT 101, L. O’Malley
Bibliography and research methods; preparation for thesis and dissertation writing.

THEA 611, Major Dramatic Theory
3 cr, MW, 11:30-12:45, KT 101, M. Wessendorf
Major theories of Western drama from Aristotle to Roland Barthes.

THEA 616, Script Analysis
3 cr, F, 2:00-4:45, KT 101, M. Wessendorf
Study of dramatic texts in a seminar format; analysis of Western and Asian classical to post-modern plays.

THEA 620, Advanced Voice for the Actor
3 cr, TR 1:30-2:45, KT WD, P. Mitri
Advanced training in dialects for actors.  Using the International Phonetic Alphabet, students work on monologues from six different dialects.

THEA 621, Acting VII: Great Roles
3 cr, TR 12:00-1:15, KT Lab, P. Mitri
Great roles from the Western theatre repertory; this semester, student actors will be working with student directors from THEA 682 to develop scenes that show the arc of a character throughout the play.

THEA 626 section 1 Advanced Topics in Theatre Acting: Adler Technique
1 cr, M 2:00-4:30, KT SS, S Ray
UNIQUE IN FALL 2017: Stella Adler’s Acting Technique developed from her studies with Konstantin Stanislavski and as a founding member of the famous Group Theatre.  Exercises create a foundation that helps actors be truthful on stage by fully believing in the circumstances of the play.

THEA 657, Seminar  in Design
3cr, TR 10:30-11:50, KT 203, B. Shevelenko
Recommended for all areas of graduate study: Acting, Directing, Dramaturgy, Dance, Design.  Learn the complex communication and collaboration of a theatrical designer.  The course is based in practical, real-world application of skills to create and present a theoretical design.

THEA 682, Graduate  Workshop in Directing
3 cr, TR 12:00-1:15, KT Lab, P. Mitri
UNIQUE IN FALL 2017: Analysis and direction of scenes from the Western repertoire.  This semester, we will work in conjunction with the Great Roles acting class to develop scenes highlighting characters’ arcs.

THEA 691, Seminar in Teaching
3 cr, TR 12:00-1:15, DB Classroom, A. Schiffner
Pedagogy and classroom experience in teaching technique and theory.

THEA 763D, Seminar in Asian Theatre: Japan
3 cr, T 1:30-4:30   KT 101, J. Iezzi
UNIQUE IN FALL 2017: This seminar will focus on the transitions in playwriting and production, from kabuki in the mid 1800s to contemporary theatre of the first half of the 20th century.

Classes:Dance

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

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

DNCE 306-1 Okinawan Dance I
1 cr, W 2:30- 3:50, MB116, Yukie Shiroma
Performance and techniques at the introductory level.

DNCE 307-1 Philippine Dance I
1 cr, W 5:30-7:20, MB116, H. Wayne Mendoza
Performance and techniques at the introductory level.

DNCE 312-1 Hula/Chant Ensemble I
2 cr, TTH 3:00- 4:15, MB118, Noenoelani Lewis
Ancient style. Pre: upper division standing or consent. A-F only.

DNCE 312-3 Hula/Chant Ensemble I
2 cr,  TTH 9:00-10:15, MB118, Michael Phili Pang
Ancient style. Pre: upper division standing or consent. A-F only.

DNCE 321-1 Intermediate Ballet Technique
3 cr, MWF 11:00-12:20 DB Studio, Minou Lallemond
Intermediate ballet technique.

DNCE 331-1 Intermediate Modern Dance Technique
3 cr, MWF 12:30-  1:50, DB Studio, Peiling Kao
Intermediate modern/contemporary dance technique.

DNCE 371-1 Dance Composition I
3 cr, TR 10:30-11:45, DB Studio, Peiling Kao
Introduction of techniques and theories for creating dances.

DNCE 452 Dance History I: Ritual to Theater
3 cr, TTH 9:00-10:15, D Classroom, Betsy Fisher
Development of Western theatrical dance from Ancient Greece through 19th-century ballet.

DNCE 490-1 Creative Dance
3 cr, TR 9:00-10:15, DB Studio, Amy Schiffner
Dance activities for young people. Appropriate for teachers, group workers, recreation majors, and others working with children. Also adults with special needs. Supervised field activities.

DNCE 691, Seminar in Teaching
3 cr, TR 12:00-1:15, DB Classroom, A. Schiffner
Pedagogy and classroom experience in teaching technique and theory.