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Theatre and Dance

DNCE 103 Introduction to Japanese Dance (1)

Beginning techniques of Japanese dance. Repeatable three times.

DNCE 105 Introduction to Korean Dance (1)

Beginning techniques of Korean dance. Repeatable three times.

DNCE 106 Introduction to Okinawan Dance (1)

Beginning techniques of Okinawan dance. Repeatable three times.

DNCE 107 Introduction to Philippine Dance (1)

Beginning techniques of Philippine dance. Repeatable three times.

DNCE 121 Beginning Ballet Technique (3)

Introduction to classical ballet technique. Repeatable three times.

DNCE 122 Continuing Ballet Technique (3)

Continuation of beginning classical ballet technique. Repeatable three times. Pre: 121 or consent.

DNCE 131 Beginning Contemporary Dance Technique (3)

Introduction to contemporary dance technique. Repeatable three times.

DNCE 140 Hip Hop Dance (1)

Introductory lecture/lab geared towards those with or without Hip Hop dance experience. Students will learn the fundamentals of various Hip Hop dance styles. Repeatable two times.

DNCE 141 Jazz Dance Technique (1)

Introduction to jazz dance technique. Repeatable two times.

DNCE 142 Ballroom Dance (1)

Introduction to those with or without ballroom dance experience. Students will learn the fundamentals of various ballroom dances. Repeatable five times.

DNCE 150 Introduction to Dance (3)

Survey the development of major dance styles and their relationship to contemporary choreography.

DNCE 151 Music Theory for Dancers (3)

Elements of music and relationship to dance; emphasis on rhythmic analysis. (Alt. years)

DNCE 152 Live on Stage (3)

Will view 10 locally-produced theatre and dance productions. Readings, class discussion, and live demonstration will assist students to understand each performance. Performances may include theatre, dance, musical theatre, opera, and performance art. Repeatable one time. (Spring only) (Cross-listed as THEA 152)

DNCE 221 Low Intermediate Ballet Technique (3)

Low intermediate ballet technique. Repeatable three times. Pre: 122 or consent.

DNCE 231 Intermediate Contemporary Dance Technique (3)

Low intermediate modern dance technique. Repeatable three times.

DNCE 240 Introduction to Stage Production (3)

Survey class introducing theater management, lighting, costuming, scenery, and other aspects of theatre that relate to producing stage performances. (Cross-listed as THEA 240)

DNCE 240 Introduction to Stage Production (3)

Survey class introducing theater management, lighting, costuming, scenery, and other aspects of theatre that relate to producing stage performances. (Cross-listed as THEA 240)

DNCE 241 Intermediate Hip Hop (V)

Hip Hop studio practice, technique, and performance at the intermediate level. Repeatable three times, up to 12 credits. Pre: 140 or consent.

DNCE 245 Principles of of Design (3)

Introduction to general design principles as applied to theatre. Will introduce the language and tools of visual literacy and visual communications via individual projects and collaboration. Repeatable two times. (Cross-listed as THEA 245)

DNCE 255 Global Perspectives on Dance (3)

Overview of global perspectives on dance, with emphasis on Asia and the Pacific, and related concepts.

DNCE 259 Topics in Dance (V)

Readings, research, and/or field and movement experiences. Repeatable two times, up to nine credits.

DNCE 260 Movement Fundamentals (1)

Organized somatic systems as a framework for understanding movement and dance techniques. Required for majors. Repeatable two times.

DNCE 301 Asian Dance I (V)

Performance and techniques at the introductory level. Repeatable up to eight credits.

DNCE 302 Chinese Dance I (1)

Performance and techniques at the introductory level.

DNCE 303 Japanese Dance I (1)

Performance and techniques at the introductory level.

DNCE 304 Indonesian Dance I (1)

Performance and techniques at the introductory level.

DNCE 305 Korean Dance I (1)

Performance and techniques at the introductory level.

DNCE 306 Okinawan Dance I (1)

Performance and techniques at the introductory level.

DNCE 307 Philippine Dance I (1)

Performance and techniques at the introductory level.

DNCE 311 Oceanic Dance I (1)

Performance and techniques at the introductory level.

DNCE 312 Hula/Chant Ensemble I (2)

Ancient style. Pre: upper division standing or consent. A-F only. (Cross-listed as MUS 312)

DNCE 321 Intermediate Ballet Technique (3)

Intermediate ballet technique. Repeatable four times. Pre: 222 or consent.

DNCE 331 High Intermediate Contemporary Dance Technique (3)

Intermediate modern dance technique. Repeatable four times. Pre: 232 or consent.

DNCE 334 Taiji (T’ai Chi) for Actors I (3)

Basic Taijiquan (T’ai Chi Ch’uan) movement training. Repeatable two times. Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent. (Cross-listed as THEA 334)

DNCE 341 Advanced Hip Hop (V)

Hip Hop studio practice, technique, and performance at the advanced level. Repeatable three times, up to 12 credits. Pre: 241 or consent.

DNCE 345 Lighting I: Beginning Lighting Design (3)

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: DNCE/ THEA 240 or consent. (Once a year) (Cross-listed as THEA 345)

DNCE 353 Scenic I: Beginning Scenic Design (3)

Workshop introducing the basic principles and approaches of scenic design for theatre and dance, with emphasis on the creative process. Pre: a course in THEA or DNCE, production experience, or consent. (Consent required for production experience option) (Cross-listed as THEA 353)

DNCE 354 Introduction to Costume Construction (4)

Workshop on basic principles of costume construction for theatre and dance. Professional practices, materials, and methods. (Cross-listed as THEA 354)

DNCE 356 Costumes I: Beginning Costume Design (3)

Basic principles and approaches to costume design for theatre and dance. Visual communication methods, creative process, historical research, and organizational practices. Repeatable one time. Pre: 250, THEA 240, or consent. (Cross-listed as THEA 356)

DNCE 360 Dance Kinesiology (3)

Practical information for dance students on diet and nutrition, anatomy, training and conditioning, and injury prevention. Pre: 260 or consent.

DNCE 361 Elementary Labanotation (3)

Elementary theory of Labanotation with practical application in scoring and reconstructing dances. (Alt. years)

DNCE 362 Visual Media for Dance (3)

Introductory theory of digital technology for dance with practical applications in documentation and performance. (Alt. years)

DNCE 370 Movement Improvisation (3)

Introduces movement improvisation to all levels and disciplines. Movement studies will explore improvisation approaches, devices, elements, exercises, and implications to gain skills in and appreciation for the art of improvisation. Repeatable one time.

DNCE 371 Choreography I (3)

Elementary techniques and theories for dance-making. Pre: 370 or consent.

DNCE 372 Choreography II (3)

Intermediate techniques and theories for dance-making. Pre: 371 or consent.

DNCE 401 Asian Dance II (V)

Performance and techniques at intermediate level. Repeatable up to eight credits. Pre: 301 or consent.

DNCE 402 Chinese Dance II (1)

Performance and techniques at intermediate level. Repeatable up to eight credits. Pre: 302 or consent.

DNCE 403 Japanese Dance II (1)

Performance and techniques at intermediate level. Repeatable up to eight credits. Pre: 303 or consent.

DNCE 404 Indonesian Dance II (1)

Performance and techniques at intermediate level. Repeatable up to eight credits. Pre: 304 or consent.

DNCE 405 Korean Dance II (1)

Performance and techniques at intermediate level. Repeatable up to eight credits. Pre: 305 or consent.

DNCE 406 Okinawan Dance II (1)

Performance and techniques at intermediate level. Repeatable up to eight credits. Pre: 306 or consent.

DNCE 407 Philippine Dance II (1)

Performance and techniques at intermediate level. Repeatable up to eight credits. Pre: 307 or consent.

DNCE 411 Oceanic Dance II (1)

Performance and techniques at intermediate level. Repeatable up to eight credits. Pre: 311 or consent.

DNCE 412 Hula/Chant Ensemble II (2)

Ancient style. Pre: 312 or consent. (Cross-listed as MUS 412)

DNCE 413 Hula/Chant Ensemble III (2)

Ancient style; hâlau protocol. Repeatable nine times. Pre: 412. (Cross-listed as MUS 413)

DNCE 421 Advanced Ballet Technique (3)

Advanced ballet technique. Repeatable six times. Pre: 321 or consent

DNCE 431 Advanced Contemporary Dance Technique (3)

Advanced contemporary dance technique. Repeatable six times. Pre: 331 or consent.

DNCE 433 Movement Workshop (V)

Special workshops in movements relating to specific departmental theatrical productions beyond the scope of movement taught in 437 and 438. Repeatable one time. Pre: one of 435 or THEA 435, or consent. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as THEA 433)

DNCE 434 Taiji (T’ai Chi) for Actors II (3)

Intermediate-level Taijiquan (T’ai Chi Ch’uan) movement training. Repeatable two times. Pre: 334 or consent. (Cross-listed as THEA 434)

DNCE 435 Movement for Actors (3)

Training actors to discover experientially the sources of movement; to teach skills for analyzing movement for its mechanical, anatomical, spatial, and dynamic content; and then to apply these skills in a role. Pre: THEA 222 or consent. (Cross-listed as THEA 435)

DNCE 436 Advanced Movement for Actors (3)

Detailed development of material presented in 435. Focus on Bartenieff fundamentals and movement analysis as it applies to the physical interpretation of theatrical roles. Pre: 435 or THEA 435, or consent. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as THEA 436

DNCE 437 Period Movement Styles, 1450–1650 (3)

Movement styles and social deportment of European societies in the Renaissance and early Baroque periods. Pre: 435 or THEA 435, one semester of a 100-level dance technique class; or consent. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as THEA 437)

DNCE 438 Period Movement Styles, 1650–1800 (3)

Movement styles and social deportment of the Baroque and pre-Romantic periods in Europe and the American colonies. Pre: 435 or THEA 435, one semester of a 100-level dance technique class; or consent. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as THEA 438)

DNCE 439 Musical Theater Dance Forms (3)

Theatrical dance forms used in 20th-century musical theater. Pre: 100 level or above dance technique class, 421, or consent. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as THEA 439)

DNCE 446 Topics in Costume Construction (3)

Costume production techniques, both Western and Asian, for theatre and dance. Topic rotation includes: understructures and armatures, patterning, tailoring, dyeing, fabric modification, millenery and crafts, within the context of current industry practice. Repeatable two times. A-F only. Pre: 354, 356, or consent. (Cross-listed as THEA 446)

DNCE 450 Indigenous Dance Studies (3)

Lecture/ discussion about choreographies of indigeneity and identity with an intersectional emphasis on Native Hawaiian, Pacific, and Asian dance cultures. Repeatable two times.

DNCE 452 Dance History I: From Ritual to the Concert Stage (3)

Development of Western theatrical dance from Ancient Greece through 19th-century ballet. Pre: upper division standing or consent.

DNCE 453 Dance History II: 20th Century to the Present (3)

Development of modern dance, contemporary ballet, and dance forms of musical theater and film. Pre: upper division standing or consent.

DNCE 456 Costumes II: Intermediate Costume Design (3)

Advanced costume design for theatre and dance. Introduction to collaborative process in costume. Intensive work on rendering skills, applied to various design problems. Cost analysis and organizational techniques. Pre: 356 or consent. (Cross-listed as THEA 456)

DNCE 458 Field Experiences in Dance (V)

Field experiences in relevant contexts under professional and faculty supervision. Repeatable one time. CR/NC only. Pre: upper division standing and consent.

DNCE 459 Topics in Dance (V)

Readings, research, and/or field and movement experiences. Repeatable if topic changes unlimited times. Pre: upper division standing and consent.

DNCE 460 Teaching Dance Technique (3)

Principles, techniques, and materials used in the teaching of dance technique. A-F only.

DNCE 470 Dance Performance (1)

Performance in various dance styles and settings. Repeatable eight times.

DNCE 471 Improvisation II (1)

Advanced-level dance improvisation. Repeatable two times. Pre: 370 or consent.

DNCE 480 Dance Repertory (V)

Preparation of standard and new works for performance. Repeatable three times. Pre: consent.

DNCE 490 Creative Dance (3)

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 495 Senior Project (1)

Individual choreographic project; student choreographs, performs, and oversees all technical aspects of a creative project; tutorial. A-F only. Pre: 372, senior standing, and consent.

DNCE 499 Directed Work (V)

Individual projects, tutorial. Pre: consent.

DNCE 617 Seminar in Performance Studies (3)

Special topics. Repeatable up to two times when topics change. Pre: THEA 615 or consent. (Cross-listed as THEA 617)

DNCE 651 Seminar in Dance Research (3)

Research materials and methods; preparation for thesis and scholarly research reporting. Required for graduate concentrations in dance. (Alt. years)

DNCE 652 Seminar: Dance Theory and Criticism (3)

Major theories of dance and dance criticism; emphasis on Western ideas. Pre: 452 and 453, or consent.

DNCE 653 Dance Ethnology Seminar (3)

Exemplary studies and field research. Pre: graduate standing or consent. (Alt. years)

DNCE 654 Dance and Performance Theory: Asia (3)

Dance content and historico-social context of principal dance traditions. Pre: graduate standing or consent. (Alt. years)

DNCE 655 Dance and Performance Theory: Oceania (3)

Dance content and historico-social context of principal dance traditions. Pre: graduate standing or consent. (Alt. years)

DNCE 658 Business for the Arts (3)

Seminar offering overview and foundation for launching or advancing enterprises in the arts. A focus on the processes and method for creating economically successful grants and project development applications. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as THEA 658)

DNCE 659 Advanced Topics in Dance (V)

Readings, research, and/or field movement experiences. Repeatable one time if topic changes. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

DNCE 660 Laban Movement Analysis (3)

Study and application of Laban Movement Analysis as a framework for enhancing analytical and artistic abilities. Pre: 260 (or concurrent) and 360 (or concurrent); or consent.

DNCE 661 Advanced Problems in Movement Analysis (3)

Advanced skills in movement analysis and interpretation of movement scores. Emphasis on Labanotation. Repeatable two times. Pre: 362. (Alt. years)

DNCE 671 Advanced Choreography (3)

Advanced analytic and creative study. Pre: 372 or consent. (Alt. years)

DNCE 672 Dance Performance (V)

Graduate performance in various dance styles and settings. By audition only. Repeatable six times. Pre: consent.

DNCE 673 Advanced Dance Technology and Live Performance (3)

Advanced skills in dance and technology in live performance. Emphasis on New Media. Graduate students only. Pre: 362 or consent. (Alt. years: spring)

DNCE 676 Seminar in Choreographic Methods (3)

Graduate level course designed for students with prior choreographic experience. Students will research, create, revise, and perform new works based on a variety of choreographic methodologies. Repeatable one time. Pre: 371, 372; or consent. (Alt. years)

DNCE 679 Directed Choreography (1)

Concert choreography for selected performance settings under the direction of a faculty advisor. Repeatable six times. Pre: 372 (or concurrent) or 671 (or concurrent), or consent.

DNCE 691 Seminar in Teaching Dance/Theater (3)

Pedagogy and classroom experience in teaching technique and theory. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as THEA 691)

DNCE 692 Practicum in Teaching (V)

Supervised teaching experience at the introductory or undergraduate level. Students will teach an appropriate level course in their field of expertise under faculty supervision. Repeatable up to nine credits. THEA or DNCE majors only. (Cross-listed as THEA 692)

DNCE 693 Internship: Youth Theater/Dance (V)

Supervised leadership experiences in dance/theater program with children. Students spend nine hours per week in supervised setting and three hours in weekly class meeting. Pre: 490, THEA 470, or THEA 476; or consent. (Cross-listed as THEA 693)

DNCE 695 Dance Colloquium (1)

Forum for presentation and discussion of current intellectual and artistic activities in the dance field. Repeatable three times. Pre: consent.

DNCE 696 (Alpha) Professional Internship (V)

Internship program where students will work for or with a professional theatre company under supervision of a UH faculty member, plus possible supervisor(s) from the theatre company. Students must participate hands-on in production activities of that company and receive a satisfactory (or better) review from their supervisor(s); (B) entertainment design: costume, lighting, scenery, props, sound, or other related disciplines; (C) performance: acting, directing, dance, choreography, or other related disciplines. Repeatable eight times per alpha, up to nine credits per alpha. A-F only. Pre: 345 or 353 or 356 for (B); 621 or 682 or DNCE 371 for (C). (Cross-listed as THEA 696 (Alpha))

DNCE 699 Directed Reading and Research (V)

Individual projects: tutorial. Repeatable up to six credits. Pre: consent.

DNCE 700 Thesis Research (V)

Repeatable unlimited times.

THEA 101 Introduction to World Drama and Theatre (3)

(2 Lec, 1 1-hr Lab) Performance traditions of Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and the Pacific from the 5th century B.C. to the present. Analysis of political, religious, and technological conditions of theatre. Includes practical theatre workshop. Emphasis on writing instruction. A-F only.

THEA 152 Live on Stage (3)

Will view 10 locally-produced theatre and dance productions. Readings, class discussion, and live demonstration will assist students to understand each performance. Performances may include theatre, dance, musical theatre, opera, and performance art. Repeatable one time. (Spring only) (Cross-listed as DNCE 152)

THEA 200 (Alpha) Beginning Theatre Practicum (1)

Beginning workshop experience in the practical application of theatre skills. (B) acting; (C) stagecraft; (D) costume; (E) theatre management; (F) directing dramaturgy stage management. Repeatable up to four credits in each alpha. Pre: (B) audition and performance of role in a Department of Theatre and Dance production; (F) consent.

THEA 201 Introduction to the Art of the Film (3)

Introduction to the aesthetics of silent and sound movies. Technical subjects analyzed only as they relate to theme and style.

THEA 205 Introduction to Long-Form Improvisation (1)

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 214 Development of the Sound Film (3)

Growth and changes in aesthetics of the sound film from 1929 to present; films by Renoir, Welles, Eisenstein, etc. Pre: 201. (Alt. years)

THEA 220 Beginning Voice and Movement (3)

Introduction to vocal and movement techniques to increase self-awareness and potential for self-expression. Repeatable one time.

THEA 221 Introduction to Performance (3)

Concentration on voice, relaxation, body awareness, and freedom from self-consciousness through theatre games, improvisations, monologues, and exercises. Emphasis also on written work through self-awareness journals and performance evaluations. Repeatable one time with consent.

THEA 222 Acting I: Foundations and Techniques (3)

Fundamentals of contemporary acting styles, including self-awareness, character, and scene work. Repeatable one time with consent. Pre: 221 or consent or THEA major.

THEA 224 Pidgin/HCE Drama (3)

Introduction to Hawaiian Creole English (HCE) multicultural comedy and drama in Hawai‘i. Emphasis on acting exercises, local dialects, and the performance of Pidgin/HCE plays. Repeatable one time with consent. (Alt. years)

THEA 240 Introduction to Stage Production (3)

Survey class introducing theater management, lighting, costuming, scenery, and other aspects of theatre that relate to producing stage performances. (Cross-listed as DNCE 240)

THEA 240L Theatre Production Lab (1)

Lab observations and projects illustrating basic principles of theatre production. A-F only. Co-requisite: 240.

THEA 241 Film/TV Production Process (3)

Entry-level course details three phases of the production process for film and video projects: pre-production, production, and post-production. A-F only. Pre: consent.

THEA 245 Principles of Design (3)

Introduction to general design principles as applied to theatre. Will introduce the language and tools of visual literacy and visual communications via individual projects and collaboration. Repeatable two times. (Cross-listed as DNCE 245)

THEA 259 Introduction to Voice Function and Singing Styles (3)

Students will study how the singing voice works in various styles, including classical, musical theater, jazz, choral, and pop/ rock. Students will learn historical contexts, aural characteristics, and musical vocabulary through lecture, discussion, and listening. (Fall only) (Cross-listed as MUS 259)

THEA 311 World Theatre I: Script Analysis (3)

Script analysis methods for world drama. Required of all majors. Pre: one of 101, 221, 222, 240; or consent.

THEA 312 World Theatre II: Myth to Drama (3)

Myth and ritual into drama, 1000 BCE–1700 CE. Development of secular drama from sacred and ritual beginnings. Required of all majors. Pre: 311 (Alt. years)

THEA 318 Playwriting (3)

One-act plays; practice in writing in dramatic form. Repeatable one time. Pre: grade of B or better in composition or consent.

THEA 319 Screenplay Writing (3)

Characterization, structure, theme, image, and other components of writing for film. Pre: 201 and grade of B or better in composition, or consent. (Alt. years)

THEA 321 Auditioning (3)

Preparation of material from different audition situations, including monologues, cold readings, dance, singing, and TV/ film. Repeatable one time with consent. Pre: 221 or 222 or consent.

THEA 322 Acting II: Advanced Scene Study (3)

Further exploration of character development and dramatic action through textual analysis. Repeatable one time with consent. Pre: 221 or 222 or consent.

THEA 323 Film/TV Acting (3)

Acting techniques for film and TV production. Students appear in scenes from TV and film scripts. Repeatable one time. Pre: 101 or 221 or 222 or COM 201 or consent.

THEA 324 Advanced Film/TV Acting (3)

Advanced acting techniques for film and TV production. Taping/filming of scenes and full-length scripts. Repeatable one time. Pre: 323 and consent.

THEA 325 Introduction to Asian Acting Styles (3)

Principles of acting based on traditional Asian models. Voice, movement exercises. Pre: 221 or 222 or consent.

THEA 334 Taiji (T’ai Chi) for Actors I (3)

Basic Taijiquan (T’ai Chi Ch’uan) movement training. Repeatable two times. Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent. (Cross-listed as DNCE 334)

THEA 335 Taiji Round Form for Actors (3)

Introduction to basic Asian movement skills through learning the Wu-style taijiquan round form, a faster and more fluid version of the full 108 taiji sequence of forms. Open to non-majors. Repeatable two times. Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent.

THEA 343 (Alpha) Topics in Theatre Production (3)

Workshop in principles, techniques, and application of contemporary theatre production practices. (B) entertainment electrics: lighting, sound, special effects, projections, and related areas; (C) technical production: technical direction, technical design, construction, rigging, and related areas; (D) scenic painting: techniques of scene painting for theatre through reading, drawing exercises, color theory, and practical projects; (E) props and crafts: techniques to create props for theatre. Repeatable one time for different alphas, each alpha can be taken one time. Pre: any course in THEA or DNCE, or production experience; or consent. (Alt. years)

THEA 345 Lighting I: Beginning Lighting Design (3)

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: THEA/DNCE 240 or consent. (Once a year) (Cross-listed as DNCE 345)

THEA 353 Scenic I: Beginning Scenic Design (3)

Workshop introducing the basic principles and approaches of scenic design for theatre and dance, with emphasis on the creative process. Pre: a course in THEA or DNCE, production experience, or consent. (Consent required for production experience option) (Cross-listed as DNCE 353)

THEA 354 Introduction to Costume Construction (4)

Workshop on basic principles of costume construction for theatre and dance. Professional practices, materials, and methods. (Cross-listed as DNCE 354)

THEA 356 Costumes I: Beginning Costume Design (3)

Basic principles and approaches to costume design for theatre and dance. Visual communication methods, creative process, historical research, and organizational practices. Repeatable one time. Pre: 240, DNCE 250, or consent. (Cross-listed as DNCE 356)

THEA 357 Stage Makeup Workshop (3)

Western and traditional Asian makeup theory and application practice. Western corrective, period, and old age makeup. Asian may include Jingju, Kabuki, Wayang. Repeatable one time. Pre: 240 or consent.

THEA 380 Beginning Directing (3)

Basic practical course in how to direct a play. Students will direct scenes. Emphasis on writing instruction. THEA and DNCE majors only. Pre: upper division theatre majors or consent.

THEA 400 (Alpha) Advanced Theatre Practicum (1)

Advanced workshop experience in the practical application of theatre skills. (B) acting; (C) stagecraft; (D) costume; (E) theatre management; (F) directing dramaturgy stage management. Repeatable up to four credits per alpha. Pre: audition and performance of role in a Department of Theatre and Dance production for (B); 200C for (C); 200D for (D); 200E for (E); 200B or 200C or 200F, and consent for (F).

THEA 411 World Theatre III: Elite and Popular (3)

Ethical issues in drama and production, interplay between elite and popular forms and the impact of colonialism, 1500-1900. Required of all majors. Pre: 311 (or concurrent). (Alt. years)

THEA 412 World Theatre IV: Modern (3)

Pluralism in modern theatre, 1900–present. Reactions to realism and current international theatre forms. Required of all majors. Pre: 411. (Alt. years)

THEA 413 (Alpha) Approaches to Dramatic Texts (3)

Intensive analysis and discussion of dramatic texts from a variety of authors. Understanding trends and variations in dramatic form and content. (B) contemporary British and American drama; (C) political drama in the West. Pre: one of 311, 312, 411, 412, or consent.

THEA 414 Women in Drama and Theatre(3)

The role of women and their presentation in theatre from ancient Greece to the present; focus on sociopolitical status of women. Pre: 311. (Cross-listed as WGSS 414)

THEA 418 Advanced Playwriting (3)

Workshop in experimental writing in dramatic form; full-length plays. Repeatable one time. Pre: 318.

THEA 420 (Alpha) Intermediate Voice for the Actor (3)

Training in proper and dynamic use of the voice for the actor. (B) Western traditions; (C) Asian traditions. Repeatable two times. Pre: 220 or consent.

THEA 421 Musical Theatre (3)

Training in skills required to perform in musicals. Students present scenes from musical comedies for criticism and review. Repeatable two times with consent. Pre: one of 321, 322, MUS 231B, or consent; and/or audition. (Cross-listed as MUS 421)

THEA 422 Period Styles in Acting (3)

Presentational acting in comedy and tragedy; emphasis on performance styles in Elizabethan, Restoration, and 18th-century drama. Repeatable one time with consent. Pre: 222 or 322 or consent.

THEA 423 Acting Shakespeare (3)

Techniques for acting in Shakespearean and heightened language texts. Repeatable one time. Pre: 222, 322, or consent.

THEA 424 Hawaiian Acting Workshop (3)

Training in skills and techniques for selected traditional Hawaiian performance forms and Hawaiian medium theatre. Emphasis on movement and vocal technique. Repeatable one time. Pre: One of: 101, 221, 224, 468, HAW 202, HAW 321, HAW 384, HAW 486; or consent. (Alt. years)

THEA 426 South/Southeast Asian Acting Workshop (3)

Training in skills and techniques for selected traditional south and southeast Asian theatre forms. Emphasis on movement and vocal techniques. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 222 or consent. (Alt. years)

THEA 427 Chinese Acting Workshop (V)

Training in skills and techniques for selected traditional Chinese theatre forms. Emphasis on movement and vocal technique. Repeatable to six credits. Pre: 222 or consent. (Alt. years)

THEA 428 Japanese Acting Workshop (V)

Training in skills and techniques for selected traditional Japanese theatre forms. Emphasis on movement and vocal technique. Repeatable to six credits. Pre: 222 or consent. (Alt. years)

THEA 429 Contemporary Performance Practices (3)

Focus on individual training in the skills and techniques of contemporary experimental theatre including acting, directing, and self-scripting. Repeatable two times. Pre: one of 222, 318, 380, or consent.

THEA 432 Stage Combat (3)

Techniques for performing unarmed and armed stage combat. Repeatable one time. Pre: one of 221, 222, 321, 322; or consent.

THEA 433 Movement Workshop (V)

Special workshops in movement relating to specific departmental theatrical productions beyond the scope of movement taught in 437 and 438. Repeatable one time. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as DNCE 433)

THEA 434 Taiji (T’ai Chi) for Actors II (3)

Intermediate-level Taijiquan (T’ai Chi Ch’uan) movement training. Repeatable two times. Pre: 334 or consent. (Cross-listed as DNCE 434)

THEA 435 Movement for Actors (3)

Training actors to discover experientially the sources of movement; to teach skills for analyzing movement for its mechanical, anatomical, spatial, and dynamic content; and then to apply these skills in a role. Pre: 222 or consent. (Cross-listed as DNCE 435)

THEA 436 Advanced Movement for Actors (3)

Detailed development of material presented in 435. Focus on Bartenieff fundamentals and movement analysis as it applies to the physical interpretation of theatrical roles. Pre: one of 435, DNCE 435, or consent. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as DNCE 436)

THEA 437 Period Movement Styles, 1450–1650 (3)

Movement styles and social deportment of European societies in the Renaissance and early Baroque periods. Pre: one of 435 or DNCE 435, or one semester of a 100-level dance technique class. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as DNCE 437)

THEA 438 Period Movement Styles, 1650–1800 (3)

Movement styles and social deportment of the Baroque and pre-Romantic periods in Europe and the American Colonies. Pre: one of 435, DNCE 435, one semester of a 100-level dance technique class, or consent. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as DNCE 438)

THEA 439 Musical Theatre Dance Forms (3)

Theatrical dance forms used in 20th-century musical theatre. Pre: 100 level or above dance technique class, 421, or consent. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as DNCE 439)

THEA 446 Topics in Costume Construction (3)

Costume production techniques, both Western and Asian, for theatre and dance. Topic rotation includes: understructures and armatures, patterning, tailoring, dyeing, fabric modification, millenery and crafts, within the context of current industry practice. Repeatable two times. A-F only. Pre: 354, 356, or consent. (Cross-listed as DNCE 446)

THEA 447 Stage Management (3)

Business, organization and management for theatre and dance productions. Pre: junior standing or consent.

THEA 448 Introduction to Computer-Aided Design for the Theatre (3)

Basic concepts and techniques of 2D computer-aided design. Lecture/ workshop covers language and commands common to most CAD packages with a focus on drafting specific to theatre. A laptop with Vectorworks installed is required. Pre: 343 or consent. (Once a year)

THEA 456 Costumes II: Intermediate Costume Design (3)

Advanced costume design for theatre and dance. Introduction to collaborative process in costume. Intensive work on rendering skills, applied to various design problems. Cost analysis and organizational techniques. Pre: 356 or consent. (Cross-listed as DNCE 456)

THEA 462 Drama and Theatre of Oceania (3)

Survey of the contemporary drama and theatre of Oceania that combines island and Western traditions. Includes Papua New Guinea, Hawai‘i, Fiji, Samoa, Australia, New Zealand. Pre: 101 or ANTH 350, or consent. (Cross-listed as PACS 462)

THEA 464 Drama and Theatre of Southeast Asia and India (3)

Court, folk, popular traditions, and the manner of their production. Pre: consent.

THEA 465 Drama and Theatre of China (3)

Yuan, southern, spoken drama; Beijing opera and the manner of their production. Pre: consent.

THEA 466 Drama and Theatre of Japan (3)

No, Kyogen, Bunraku, Kabuki, modern drama, and the manner of their production. Pre: junior standing.

THEA 468 Drama and Theatre of Hawai‘i (3)

Survey of indigenous theatre forms of Hawai‘i, Native Hawaiian, and other ethnic playwrights, and contemporary multicultural landscape of drama and theatre in Hawai‘i. Sophomore standing or higher. (Alt. years: fall)

THEA 469 Chinese Music and Sound Culture (3)

Situates the Chinese musical sound in the interdisciplinary field of sound culture. Students will learn to read music literature and listen to historical sounds critically and to analyze aspects of Chinese sound culture. (Cross-listed as MUS 469)

THEA 470 Creative Drama (3)

Dramatic activities for young people. For teachers, group workers, recreation majors, and others dealing with children. Supervised field activities.

THEA 473 Storytelling (3)

Storytelling development through focused activities on personal artistic practice, story content, and public performative techniques. Repeatable one time.

THEA 474 Theatre for Young Audiences (3)

Theories and principles of formal theatre for young audiences. Study of and practice in the selection, direction, and production of plays.

THEA 475 Puppetry for Young Children (3)

Methods of constructing puppets and stages with and for children 3 to 8 years of age. Use of puppets in the creative arts. Fieldwork.

THEA 476 Puppetry (3)

History and scope of puppetry. Construction and presentation of puppets for adult and child audiences. Repeatable one time.

THEA 477 Giant Puppetry (3)

History, construction, and performance techniques for large-scale and giant puppets. For teachers, recreation directors, and others working with students aged 10 to 18 and adults

THEA 478 Hula Ki‘i: Hawaiian Puppetry and Image Dancing (3)

History, techniques, construction, and performance of Hawaiian puppetry and traditional image dancing. Repeatable one time. Junior standing or higher.

THEA 480 Intermediate Directing (3)

Workshop; students direct one-act plays. Repeatable one time with consent. Pre: 380 and consent. (Alt. years)

THEA 490 Experimental Theatre Studio (3)

Working collectively, students research, write, design, develop, and perform a full-length production. Repeatable two times. Pre: 6 credits above the 200 level in acting, directing, playwriting, dancing; or consent.

THEA 492 (Alpha) Topics in Drama and Theatre (3)

(B) theatre traditions; (D) contemporary theatre. Repeatable two times each for (B) and (D). Junior standing or consent.

THEA 499 Directed Work (V)

Individual projects; tutorial. Repeatable two times. Pre: consent.

THEA 600 Seminar in Theatre Research (3)

Bibliography and research methods; preparation for thesis and dissertation writing. Required of many graduate theatre majors.

THEA 611 Seminar in Major Dramatic Theory (3)

Major theories of Western drama from Aristotle to Roland Barthes. Repeatable one time with consent. Pre: 412 or consent. (Alt. years)

THEA 612 History of Western Theatre I (3)

Theatre as a cultural and social institution in the West, from ancient Greece to Restoration England. Pre: one of 311, 312, 411, 412, or consent. (Alt. years)

THEA 613 History of Western Theatre II (3)

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 614 (Alpha) Topics in Dramaturgy (3)

(B) role of the dramaturg; covers history, theory, and practice; (C) dramaturgy workshop; accompanies specific Kennedy Theatre productions. Repeatable one time per alpha. Pre: consent. (Alt. years)

THEA 615 Performance Theory (3)

Introduction to key texts and concepts of performance studies. Pre: consent.

THEA 616 Script Analysis (3)

Study of dramatic texts in a seminar format; analysis of Western and Asian classical to post-modern plays. Pre: 312 or consent.

THEA 617 Seminar in Performance Studies (3)

Special topics. Repeatable up to two times when topics change. Pre: 615 or consent. (Cross-listed as DNCE 617)

THEA 618 Digital Multimedia Tools for Performance Research (3)

Dance, Theatre, Music Majors only. A-F only. Repeatable one time. Pre: consent.

THEA 619 Advanced Topics: Playwriting and Dramatic Theory (3)

Readings, research, writing, and seminar discussions. Pre: 418, 611, and consent.

THEA 620 Advanced Voice for the Actor (3)

Training at advanced level in speaking and vocal skills and techniques in preparation for a solo performance. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 420 or consent. (Alt. years)

THEA 621 Great Roles in Acting (3)

Great roles from the Western theatre repertory; focus on the individual actor and performance styles. Repeatable one time with consent. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

THEA 625 Experimental Asian Acting (3)

Integration of movement, vocal technique, and concepts of traditional Asian genres into the actor’s repertory. Exploration of application to contemporary Asian and non-Asian texts. Workshop format. Repeatable one time. THEA and DNCE majors only. Pre: consent.

THEA 626 Advanced Topics in Theatre Acting (1)

Readings, discussion, research, and/or performance and scene work. Repeatable eight times. THEA majors only. Pre: consent.

THEA 634 Taiji Weapons for Actors (3)

Advanced level Taijiquan (T’ai Chi Ch’uan) weapons training. Repeatable two times. Pre: 334 or 434, or consent.

THEA 640 Problems in Design and Production (3)

Workshop dealing with special topics in lighting design, sound design, technical design, production stage management, and special effects. Repeatable three times with consent. Pre: 343 or 445 or consent.

THEA 641 Historic Costume and Decor (3)

Overview of visual styles in fashion, textiles, architecture, ornament, and furniture for production and entertainment design through lecture, lab, and discussion.

THEA 644 Lighting II: Intermediate Lighting Design (3)

Workshop in intermediate techniques and skills of lighting design; storytelling, analysis, research, envisioning, and communicating a design plan, execution of successful design projects. Use of communication tools such as mini-plots, light renderings, LightWright, and VectorWorks. Repeatable one time. Pre: 345 (with a minimum grade of B) or equivalent experience.

THEA 645 Lighting III: Advanced Lighting Design (3)

Workshop dealing with special topics in theatrical lighting design and related skills. Repeatable two times. THEA or DNCE majors only. Pre: 445.

THEA 650 Professional Advancement in Entertainment Design (1)

Directed study designed to help MFA candidates in Design acquire the tools helpful in obtaining future employment. Portfolios, resumes, and related application tools will be developed along with other necessary skills. Must be current MFA candidate in theatre. Repeatable six times. THEA majors only. Graduate students only.

THEA 652 Scenic II: Intermediate Scene Design (3)

Workshop in advanced techniques and skills of scenic design; research, presentation, rendering, drafting, and model making. Pre: 353 (with a minimum grade of B) or consent.

THEA 653 Scenic III: Advanced Scenic Design (3)

Workshop dealing with special topics in scenic design, related skills, and portfolio preparation. Repeatable two times with consent. Pre: 453 or consent. (Alt. years)

THEA 654 Advanced Topics in Costume Construction (3)

Western and Asian theatre and dance costume production techniques. Topics may include corset building, draping, patterning, tailoring, dying, fabric fabrication, millinery, leatherwork, and crafts. Topics presented within the context of current entertainment industry practice. Repeatable three times for different topics. Pre: 354 (with a minimum grade of B) or consent.

THEA 656 Costumes III: Advanced Costume Design (3)

Workshop dealing with special topics in costume design and related skills. Repeatable one time with consent. A-F only. Pre: 456 or consent.

THEA 657 Seminar in Design (3)

Research, design, and discussion exploring collaborative design problems and solutions. Repeatable two times. A-F only. Pre: 445, 453, 456; or consent.

THEA 658 Business for the Arts (3)

Seminar offering overview and foundation for launching or advancing enterprises in the arts. A focus on the processes and method for creating economically successful grants and project development applications. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as DNCE 658)

THEA 660 Asian Theatre Field Research (3)

Goals and methods. Interview, questionnaire, observation, and performance study as research techniques. Practical application by designing a research project. Pre: 600.

THEA 663 (Alpha) Topics in Asian Theatre (3)

Comparative and cross-cultural examination. (B) origins; (C) theories and systems; (D) modern Asian drama. Repeatable one time. Pre: consent.

THEA 670 Seminar in Advanced Creative Dramatics (3)

Advanced seminar in applied methods and theories of creative dramatics. Repeatable one time. THEA or DNCE majors only.

THEA 678 (Alpha) Topics in Theatre for Young Audiences(3)

Creative movement/drama, puppetry, and theatre/dance; (B) production concepts. Repeatable when topics change. Pre: one of 470, 474, 475, 476, 477, DNCE 490; or consent.

THEA 680 Directing Asian Theatre (3)

Directing traditional Asian theatre pieces and Western plays performed with Asian techniques; 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 681 Advanced Topics in Theatre Directing (V)

Readings, discussion, research, and/or performance and scene work. Repeatable five times, up to nine credits. THEA majors only. Pre: consent.

THEA 682 Graduate Workshop in Directing (3)

Direction of scenes and major one-act plays. Pre-thesis production. Repeatable one time with consent. Pre: 600 or consent.

THEA 683 Workshop in Directing Process (3)

Methods class in theatre production for the director. Covers organization and techniques such as rehearsal planning, scheduling, and execution. Repeatable one time.

THEA 685 Directing Western Styles (3)

Students direct scenes in classic or non-realistic western theatre styles or genres. Repeatable one time with consent. THEA majors only. A-F only. Pre: graduate student in theatre program, or consent. (Alt. years)

THEA 690 Graduate Theatre Workshop (V)

Practical and supervisory theatre work pertinent to professional degree objectives on productions being done in Kennedy Theatre or in other venues, by approval. Repeatable eight times, up to 9 credits. THEA majors only. Pre: consent.

THEA 691 Seminar in Teaching Dance/Theatre (3)

Pedagogy and classroom experience in teaching technique and theory. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as DNCE 691)

THEA 692 Practicum in Teaching (V)

Supervised teaching experience at the introductory or undergraduate level. Students will teach an appropriate level course in their field of expertise under faculty supervision. Repeatable up to nine credits. THEA or DNCE majors only. (Cross-listed as DNCE 692)

THEA 693 Internship: Youth Theatre/Dance (V)

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 695 Creative Projects (V)

MFA play or dance productions, design projects, original full-length plays. Repeatable unlimited times.

THEA 696 (Alpha) Professional Internship (V)

Internship program where students will work for or with a professional theatre company under supervision of a UH faculty member, plus possible supervisor(s) from the theatre company. Students must participate hands-on in production activities of that company and receive a satisfactory (or better) review from their supervisor(s); (B) entertainment design: costume, lighting, scenery, props, sound, or other related disciplines; (C) performance: acting, directing, dance, choreography, or other related disciplines. Repeatable eight times per alpha, up to nine credits per alpha. A-F only. Pre: 345 or 353 or 356 for (B); 621 or 682 or DNCE 371 for (C). (Cross-listed as DNCE 696 (Alpha))

THEA 699 Directed Research (V)

Reading or research in theatre theory or history; reading and practice in particular areas of dramatic production. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: consent.

THEA 700 Thesis Research (V)

Repeatable unlimited times.

THEA 705 Seminar in Western Drama and Theatre (3)

Special topics. Repeatable when topics change. Pre: consent.

THEA 763 (Alpha) Seminar in Asian Theatre (3)

(B) Southeast Asia and India; (C) China; (D) Japan. Repeatable two times. Pre: one of 464, 465, 466, or consent.

THEA 779 Seminar in Theatre for Young Audiences (3)

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.

THEA 800 Dissertation Research (V)

Repeatable unlimited times.