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Studies in Voice and Diction

DRAM 5000 - Studies in Voice and Diction

Voice-related topics and skills not included in DRAM 5001-5007. May include work in specialized areas of applied speech such as (but not limited to) analysis of heightened text, spoken choral performance, and oral interpretation of poetry or narrative prose.

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DRAM 5001 - Voice and Diction I

Development of breath support, vocal expressiveness, and basic diction, articulation, and phonetics skills.

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DRAM 5002 - Voice and Diction II

Developing vocal range and intelligibility with text and emotional content. Continued work with consonant and vowel sounds.

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DRAM 5003 - Voice and Diction III

Developing analytical and performance skills in heightened language and poetic text to be applied primarily to the works of Shakespeare and other classical playwrights.

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DRAM 5004 - Voice and Diction IV

Applying diction and phonetics skills to specialized speech styles including accents and dialects.

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DRAM 5005 - Voice and Diction V

Applying voice and diction skills to additional classical and contemporary dramatic forms.

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DRAM 5006 - Voice and Diction VI

Exploring additional vocal skills and resources required for professional acting.

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DRAM 5007 - Singing for Actors

Developing singing skills required for performance in musical theatre productions.

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DRAM 5110 - Core Concepts in Arts Administration

History of the field, principles and practices of arts management theory, leadership models, and contemporary issues facing arts organizations. Research methods and practices in the field.

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DRAM 5111 - Arts Administration Professional Internship

Completion of an internship, at a professional arts organization, fulfills the internship requirement of the MFA in Arts Administration. Faculty assists in arranging internships at professional organizations.

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DRAM 5112 - Arts Administration Advanced Topic Research

Coursework consists of a single major research project, or series of smaller projects, in preparation for the student’s MFA project. The Advanced Topic Research project, or projects, may or may not be directly related to the candidate’s MFA Project, but must serve in some direct way to help prepare the students for the MFA Project.

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DRAM 5113 - Arts Administration MFA Project

The MFA Project is required for all MFA students completing the non-thesis option within the Graduate School at UConn. It must include evidence of all aspects of both conceptual learning and skill development training contained in the MFA Arts Administration program and must be approved by the graduate advisory committee. The MFA Project will also form the basis for the Final Examination, conducted by the advisory committee, as required by the Graduate School. The Final Examination will occur in the same semester as the submission of the MFA Project.

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DRAM 5114 - Arts Administration Studio I

Seminar-based course. Meets with Arts Administration Studio II, III, IV, and V. Case studies, and other forms of research, in arts administration.

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DRAM 5115 - Arts Administration Studio II

Seminar-based course. Meets with Arts Administration Studio I, III, IV, and V. Case studies, and other forms of research, in arts administration.

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DRAM 5116 - Arts Administration Studio III

Seminar-based course. Meets with Arts Administration Studio I, II, IV, and V. Case studies, and other forms of research, in arts administration.

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DRAM 5117 - Arts Administration Studio IV

Seminar-based course. Meets with Arts Administration Studio I, II, III, and V. Case studies, and other forms of research, in arts administration. Leadership models and techniques. Research projects requried.

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DRAM 5118 - Arts Administration Studio V

Final in series of seminar-based courses. Meets with Arts Administration Studio I, II, III, and IV. Case studies, and other forms of research, in arts administration. Leadership models and techniques. Research projects required.

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DRAM 5120 - Financial Management for the Arts

An introduction to key elements of nonprofit financial management in the arts, including basic accounting, financial statement analysis, and budgeting. Using current articles, reference texts, and business cases, students will develop an understanding of nonprofit accounting and will follow daily transactions through to the financial statements. The relationships between budgeting, financial reporting, and financial statements will be explored using readings and case studies.

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DRAM 5121 - Governance & Leadership in the Arts

This course will provide instruction in basic concepts of governance and leadership of non-profit arts organizations by focusing on how arts organizations are structured, how they function, and a particular emphasis on how they are led.

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DRAM 5122 - Fund Raising and Development for the Arts

This course addresses best practices for fund raising and development for arts organizations including practical exercises and case study analysis.

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DRAM 5123 - Marketing the Arts

build knowledge of marketing theories, approaches, and methodologies that are used across all industries and then highlight their application for the arts. The course will develop an understanding of the following areas: A. Analysis of the Competitive Environment B. Developing Audience Insight and Segmentation C. Positioning and Targeting a Unique Value Proposition D. Developing and delivering the Unique Value Proposition E. Evaluating the Performance of Techniques

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DRAM 5130 - Introduction to Graduate Studies in Stage Design

Projects in scenery, lighting and costume design for first-year graduate students in stage design and puppetry. Reading and discussion of various 20th century works on design theory for the theatre.

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DRAM 5131 - Studies in Theatre History

A survey course focusing on selected dramatic writings from Classic Greek to the 21st century. The application of text analysis tools for the actor will be examined.

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DRAM 5132 - Survey of 20th Century Theatrical Design

A survey of the basic aesthetics available to the modern theatre designer, seen through the lens of designers and design movements of the 20th century. The use of Form, Color, Scale, Materials, and their relative importance will be examined, as will the concepts of Stylization, Theatricality, and Abstraction.

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DRAM 5134 - Design Drawing

Studio course in figure drawing and perspective drawing as foundation for students in theatre costume, scenic, and lighting design and puppetry arts.

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DRAM 5159 - Practicum in Theatre Studies

Special projects in Theatre Studies, usually related to a production of the Department of Dramatic Arts/Connecticut Repertory Theatre.

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DRAM 5189 - Field Studies Internship in Design/Technical Theatre

Supervised practical experience in professional/regional theatres or academic institutions.

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DRAM 5190 - Internship in Dramatic Arts

Internships in acting, costuming, lighting, management, media, puppetry, pedagogy and technical theatre.

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DRAM 5192 - Independent Study in Theatre Studies

Independent study under the direction of an appropriate faculty member.

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DRAM 5197 - Special Topics in Theatre Studies

A reading course under the direction of an appropriate staff member.

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DRAM 5200 - Studies in Technical Production

Study of any topics in in Stagecraft, Technical Production, or sound not included in DRAM 5201-5213.

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DRAM 5201 - Production Drafting

Emphasis on preparation of plans appropriate for scenic studio bidding procedures.

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DRAM 5202 - Technical Direction

A study of the planning, management and execution of all technical aspects of production.

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DRAM 5204 - Technical Analysis

Analysis of scenic structures and materials, including stress and vector analysis, static and dynamic loading of beams and battens, truss design, and time/cost studies.

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DRAM 5205 - Audio Production

Audio recording and playback techniques used in the preparation of theatrical sound scores.

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DRAM 5206 - Sound Technology

Application of signal processing devices and signal modification for specialized audio effects for production.

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DRAM 5207 - Electricity and Electronics for the Theatre

Study of current electrical technology and applications, including AC theory and codes.

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DRAM 5208 - Computer Applications

Survey of current software available for application to production management and technical design and production.

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DRAM 5209 - Studies in Theatre Design

Investigates the physical problems and codes involved in integrating theatre technology into the architectural requirements of a performance facility.

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DRAM 5210 - Properties Construction

Fabrication of unusual stage properties and study of the application of experimental materials.

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DRAM 5211 - Advanced Rigging Techniques

Technology and materials used in conventional and specialized rigging systems.

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DRAM 5212 - Shop Technology

Use of materials, equipment and processes required in special fabrication techniques.

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DRAM 5213 - Stage Technology

Power sources and drive mechanisms for stage machinery including electro-mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

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DRAM 5292 - Independent Study in Technical Theatre

An independent project course under the direction of an appropriate staff member.

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DRAM 5296 - MFA Project in Technical Theatre

A major technical direction project for a production in the Department of Dramatic Arts/Connecticut Repertory Theatre.

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DRAM 5297 - Special Topics in Technical Production

A reading course under the direction of an appropriate staff member.

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DRAM 5300 - Studies in Scenic Design

Study of any topics in Scenic Design not included in DRAM 5301-5320.

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DRAM 5301 - Scenic Design: Single Set Plays

Exploration of the various methods of solving the scenic design for plays requiring only one location.

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DRAM 5302 - Scenic Design: Multi-Set Play

Investigating the range of methods of solving the scenic design for plays with several locations.

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DRAM 5303 - Scenic Design: The Musical I

Solutions for designing scenery for the Traditional American Musical. This topic will be looked at from both historical and contemporary points of view.

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DRAM 5304 - Scenic Design: The Musical II

The examination and study of scenery-design solutions for complex musicals in unconventional spaces.

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DRAM 5305 - Scenic Design: Art Direction for TV and Film

Developing skills for relating traditional scenic design to feature films and television with an emphasis on creating storyboards.

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DRAM 5306 - Scenic Design: Opera and Ballet

Operas and Ballets from around the world will be analyzed and designed for various proscenium theatres.

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DRAM 5310 - Scenic Design: Event Planning

Examining approaches to designing special events for unique spaces.

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DRAM 5311 - Scenic Design: Design Drafting

The study of hand-drafting styles and conventions, and the study of computer drafting software and techniques.

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DRAM 5312 - Scenic Design: Perspective Drawing and the Pencil Sketch

A study of one point, two point, three point and measured perspective in order to create pencil sketches for the theatre.

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DRAM 5313 - Scenic Design: The Color Sketch

Techniques and skills for building a scale model for a scenic design using a variety of materials and methods

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DRAM 5314 - Scenic Design: Model Building Techniques

Techniques and skills for building a scale model for a scenic design using a variety of materials and methods.

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DRAM 5315 - Scenic Design: Rendering with Watercolor

The study of how to use watercolor to create the theatrical sketch.

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DRAM 5316 - Scenic Design: Computer Rendering for the Theatre

The use of mainstream computer programs to create digital renderings and media for the theatre.

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DRAM 5317 - Scenic Design: 3D Computer Rendering for the Theatre

The use of mainstream 3D programs to render and draft scenic designs for the theatre.

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DRAM 5318 - Scenic Design: Creating a Portfolio On and Off Line

Students will create a dynamic, interesting portfolio for off-line presentations and then turn that portfolio into a web site.

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DRAM 5319 - Scenic Design: Styles of Ornamentation

An exploration of architecture and period style from the earliest times to the present.

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DRAM 5320 - Scene Painting

Scene painting using a variety of media and techniques. The student also explores a number of faux finish techniques.

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DRAM 5329 - Technical Research and Writing

Application of writing techniques and research methods used in preparation of technical reports and project documentation.

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DRAM 5355 - Studies in Television

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DRAM 5392 - Independent Study in Scenic Design

Independent study under the direction of an appropriate faculty member.

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DRAM 5396 - MFA Project in Scenic Design

The design of costumes for a production in the Department of Dramatic Arts/Connecticut Repertory Theatre.

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DRAM 5397 - Special Topics – Scenic Design

A reading course under the direction of an appropriate staff member.

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DRAM 5400 - Studies in Costume Design

Study of any topics in Costume Design art and theory not included in DRAM 5401-5407. May be repeated with a change in topic.

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DRAM 5401 - Costume Design: Poetic Realism

An examination of the relationship between poetic realism and costume design, explored through a series of design projects.

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DRAM 5402 - Costume Design: Comic Exaggeration

An examination of the relationship between comedy and costume design, explored through a series of design projects.

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DRAM 5403 - Costume Design: Tragedy and Post Modernism

An examination of the relationship between tragedy and costume design and also between post modernism and costume design explored through a series of design projects.

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DRAM 5404 - Costume Design: Fantasy and Opera

An examination of the relationship between fantasy and costume design and also between opera and costume design explored through a series of design projects.

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DRAM 5405 - Costume Design: Dance and Musicals

An examination of the relationship between dance and costume design and also between musicals and costume design explored through a series of design projects.

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DRAM 5406 - Costume Design: Performance Art

An examination of the relationship between performance art and costume design, explored through a series of design projects.

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DRAM 5407 - Costume Design: Film

An examination of the relationship between film and costume design, explored through a series of design projects.

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DRAM 5410 - Studies in Applied Costume Craft

Study of any topic in applied costume craft not included in DRAM 5411-5421. May be repeated with change in topic.

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DRAM 5411 - Color Theory / Light & Fabric

The first part of this course focuses on the study of textile names and properties. The second part of the course explores the relativity of color, color properties, and the interaction of light and color.

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DRAM 5412 - Dyeing and Fabric Modification

Focusing on dyes and their interaction with various fabrics and selecting the correct dyes and the colors to achieve the desired effects. Investigating new fiber-modification technology.

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DRAM 5413 - Computer Costume Rendering and Web-site Design

The use of mainstream computer programs to create digital renderings as part of the costume-design process. Learning how to use those images along with computer manipulated production photos for presentation on the web.

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DRAM 5414 - Costume Design: Period Costume Rendering

Exploring sketching techniques with a variety of media while learning to capture period fabrics and styles using primary source images for research and inspiration.

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DRAM 5415 - Advanced Make-up: Prosthetics and Wigs

Acquiring techniques for creating period effects in make-up and hairstyles. Learning proper wig ventilation and safe casting practices for gelatin and latex prosthetics.

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DRAM 5416 - Costume Design: Millinery Techniques

Acquiring techniques for designing and constructing different types and styles of men’s and women’s hats from various historic periods.

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DRAM 5417 - Costume Design: Flat Pattern Costume Drafting

Focusing on the art and mathematical formulas that create a basic sloper for patterning garments. Understanding shaping through dart manipulation, curved seams, and inserted panels or shapes.

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DRAM 5418 - Costume Design: Draping Patterns

Developing techniques, for draping shapes and patterns over a dress-maker’s mannequin, using the drape of various fabrics and the straight of the grain (versus the bias) to create specific effects.

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DRAM 5419 - Tailoring Period Costumes for the Theatre

Exploring the traditional art of tailoring and various patterning techniques for constructing garments from the major historical periods often depicted on the stage or screen.

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DRAM 5492 - Independent Study in Costume Design

Independent study under the direction of an appropriate faculty member.

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DRAM 5496 - MFA Project in Costume Design

The design or assistant design of costumes for a production in the Department of Dramatic Arts/Connecticut Repertory Theatre.

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DRAM 5497 - Special Topics in Costume Design

A reading course under the direction of an appropriate staff member.

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DRAM 5500 - Studies in Lighting Design

Study of any topics in Lighting Design not included in DRAM 5501-5514. Course may be repeated with change in topic.

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DRAM 5501 - Lighting Design: The Single Set Play

The development of lighting designs for single set dramas and musicals.

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DRAM 5502 - Lighting Design: Opera

The design process for Operatic Theatre, emphasizing concepts and visual metaphors for the lighting of Opera.

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DRAM 5503 - Lighting Design: Dance

The methods and process of creating a dance lighting design while learning how to document and communicate ideas, analyze movement, and understand the vocabulary of the dance world.

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DRAM 5504 - Lighting Design: The Broadway Musical

The design process for Musical Theatre productions, developing concepts and visual metaphors to be used in lighting Musicals.

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DRAM 5505 - Lighting Design: Non-Proscenium Spaces

The design process for productions within Non-Proscenium and Non-Traditional spaces, emphasizing production concepts and visual metaphors for lighting thrust stages, black box spaces, hotel ballrooms, arenas, public spaces, and outdoor venues.

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DRAM 5506 - Lighting Design: Angles and Systems

Tracing how, from initial concept to final plot, Lighting Concept and Visual Metaphor influence lighting angles, textures, and the positioning of fixtures. Using side light, back light, booms, ladders, box booms, coves, & cyc lighting to realize the range of designer choices.

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DRAM 5507 - Lighting Design: Angles and Systems

Tracing how, from initial concept to final plot, Lighting Concept and Visual Metaphor influence lighting angles, textures, and the positioning of fixtures. Using side light, back light, booms, ladders, box booms, coves, & cyc lighting to realize the range of designer choices.

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DRAM 5508 - Lighting Design: From Concept to Opening Night

Following a lighting design from its conception through to its opening night. Exploration of multiple genres of theatre including drama, musicals, dance, opera, events and concerts.

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DRAM 5509 - Lighting Design: Concept Development

Importance of lighting concept and visual metaphor in developing a show’s design. Tools and strategies (scene break-down, mood boards, concept statement, concept presentation, and others) for communicating with the director and other production personnel.

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DRAM 5510 - Color Theory and Light

Examining the characteristics of color: hue, value, saturation, color perception, and the psychology of color to aid in the artistic choice of colors for theatrical productions.

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DRAM 5511 - Digital Design for Projection and LED

Exploring the emerging world of digital media, video projection design and LED system design with emphasis on the philosophy, software, hardware and technology used to create digital imagery.

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DRAM 5512 - Lighting Technology

Applying the technologies for lighting, dimming, video projection, and LED imaging design to the protocols used in contemporary lighting and projection design for theatre, live events, and architecture.

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DRAM 5513 - Lighting Computer Applications

Developing skills in 2D and 3D digital animation using current media programs for theatrical, concert, corporate and architectural projection.

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DRAM 5514 - Production Lighting Design and Business Practices

Advanced study of a lighting designer’s role and the design process from interview through completed design. Additional focus on the marketing, financial, and personnel elements of the lighting-design business.

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DRAM 5515 - History of Lighting Design

A historical survey of how practitioners of lighting and theater design have been able to develop lighting technology and the concept of lighting design from the time of the Renaissance to the present day. Particular attention will be given to the eras of transition in the technology of producing light: from candlelight to gaslight, and from gaslight to the early electric era. The affects of the new light on performance style and the changes that ensued will be discussed.

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DRAM 5516 - Lighting Design: Non-Traditional Performance

This semester-long course concentrates on the unique conceptual, stylistic, and technical problems of lighting performances that fall outside the category of traditional theatre, dance, and opera productions. The course develops proficiency in recognizing and meeting the unique challenges these types of productions pose for designers.

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DRAM 5517 - Projection & Lighting Design

This semester-long course will concentrate on the increasingly important relationship between projected images and lighting design in the modern theatre. Live performances are using a variety of new methods to incorporate projection technology, and the role of the lighting designer is distinct in productions of this kind. The goal of this class is to discover ways to use projections and light to form 3-dimensional space in ways that knit the properties of the projection and the composition of the space into an environment that humans can inhabit and perform in.

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DRAM 5530 - Studies in Digital Media

Study of any topics in visual Digital Media not included in DRAM 5531-5535. Course may be repeated with a change in topic.

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DRAM 5531 - Digital Design for Projections I

Advanced exploration of the philosophy, software, hardware, and technology used to create digital imagery, including video-projection and LED system designs. Special emphasis is on the aesthetics of media design and the systems for displaying digital imagery.

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DRAM 5532 - Digital Design for Projections II

Building on Projections I, students conceive, design, and produce digital media for video projection using LED systems, particular emphasis on exploring and developing aesthetics of digital media design.

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DRAM 5533 - 2D Digital Animation I

With 2D animation and compositing programs currently used in film, television, commercial and corporate production, students will explore digital media development and design, beginning with principles of composition, design, and production and moving on to the composition of 2D graphic elements.

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DRAM 5534 - 2D Digital Animation II

Expanding on 2D Animation I, students will explore 3D space (or the “Z dimension”), learning to manipulate the camera around objects in space. This study will focus on the basics of the digital camera, virtual lighting, and the value of shadow relative to image development and recognition.

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DRAM 5535 - 3D Digital Animation I

Using professionally current 3D computer-animation programs, this study begins with virtual scene development. Students will then construct a 3-dimensional space, model 3D objects within that space, create and map textures and finishes onto that object, and then animate it.

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DRAM 5592 - Independent Study in Lighting Design

Independent study under the direction of an appropriate faculty member.

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DRAM 5596 - MFA Project in Lighting Design

The lighting design for a production in the Department of Dramatic Arts/Connecticut Repertory Theatre.

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DRAM 5597 - Special Topics in Lighting Design

A reading course under the direction of an appropriate staff member.

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DRAM 5597 - Special Topics in Lighting Design

A reading course under the direction of an appropriate staff member.

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DRAM 5600 - Studies in Puppet Arts

Study of any topics in puppet design, construction, or performance not covered in DRAM 5601-5618. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

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DRAM 5601 - Advanced Mask

Study of Mask design, construction and performance through practical work with face casting, neutral masks, exaggerated masks, and Commedia dell’Arte masks.

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DRAM 5602 - Advanced Paper Sculpture

Practice in design, sculpting, patterning, and finishing techniques using the “Roser Papier Methode” for Puppetry leading to full realization and performance of the sculptures as puppets.

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DRAM 5603 - Puppet Theatre Production

Strategies for developing and executing the skills involved in mounting Puppet Productions, includes planning, scripting, designing, scheduling, budgeting, and identifying appropriate personnel.

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DRAM 5604 - Advanced Rod Puppet Theatre

Consideration of a world-wide range of design, construction, and manipulation techniques for several forms of Rod Puppets, with emphasis on Chinese performance skill development.

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DRAM 5605 - Advanced Puppetry in Television

Research and practical exploration of techniques for presenting Puppet Arts on television, includes planning, design, construction and performance of a short program and development using current video editing software.

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DRAM 5607 - Advanced Materials Techniques

Puppet Character design using a full range of fabrication techniques (including sculpting, molding, cast-ing, painting, and carving) to design and fully realize a puppet character.

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DRAM 5608 - Marionette Performance

Exploration and skill development with the pendular attributes of a string puppet using several different performance figures.

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DRAM 5609 - Marionette Construction

Design, construction and performance of a full figure string puppet..

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DRAM 5610 - Advanced Hand Puppet Theatre

Consideration of a world-wide range of design, construction, and manipulation methods for Hand Puppetry, Glove Puppetry, and mouth-moving skills.

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DRAM 5611 - Advanced Ultraviolet Light/Czech Black Theatre

Exploration of U.S. applications of UV (Black Light) and Czech Black Theatre (Curtain of Light) and its practical application to Puppet Theatre.

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DRAM 5612 - ISM’s: Art Movements of the Early 20th Century

Examination of Puppet Arts’ contributions to the Art Movements of the Early 20th Century, including the production of a Puppet Arts event within a selected “ism.”

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DRAM 5613 - Advanced Shadow Theatre

Research and study of all design, story, construction, and performance elements within worldwide Shadow Theatre for both direct-screen and projected presentations.

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DRAM 5614 - Puppet Production Seminar

Dramaturgical, directorial and design research and study related to current department productions using Puppetry.

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DRAM 5615 - Puppet Arts Aesthetics

Research and study of the myriad forms of Puppet Arts expression and the aesthetics that guide them.

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DRAM 5616 - Trends in Contemporary American Puppet Theatre

An in-depth study of Puppetry as it has been practiced in North America from pre-colonial days to the present.

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DRAM 5617 - World Puppet Theatre

A worldwide survey of the Puppet Arts as they are practiced in religious expression, societal commentary, cultural celebration, and public entertainment.

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DRAM 5618 - Production Planning & Development

Students independently research, conceptualize, and prepare preliminary scripts or designs for future performance projects.

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DRAM 5619 - Movement-Based Performance for the Puppet Theatre I

This course is designed to awaken and develop imaginative and skilled theatrical performers through the exploration of movement concepts, movement-based theatre techniques and devising work. Develop performance skills, imagination, creativity, and ability to devise original and inspired theatre work. Will include a component of a rigorous physicality using elements of creative movement, physical theatre, and yoga to allow freedom of mind and body.

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DRAM 5620 - Directing for Puppet Theatre I

This course is designed to awaken, develop, and prepare innovative directors in the field of Puppet (but also Alternative) Theatre in the 21st century. Study of the historic and theoretical foundations of theatre directing. Develop understanding of narrative structure. Engagement in practical exercises designed to develop directorial skills.

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DRAM 5692 - Independent Study in Puppet Arts

Independent study under the direction of an appropriate faculty member.

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DRAM 5696 - MFA Project in Puppetry

Major artistic contribution(s), (writing, designing, building, directing) to a puppetry production or related theatre or film project in the Department of Dramatic Arts/Connecticut Repertory Theatre.

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DRAM 5697 - Special Topics in the Puppet Arts

A reading course under the direction of an appropriate staff member.

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DRAM 5700 - Studies in Professional Acting

Topics and skills not taught in DRAM 5701-5706. May include work with the techniques of specific master acting teachers such as (but not limited to) Sanford Meisner, Stella Adler, Tadashi Suzuki, and Utah Hagan. May be repeated with change of topic.

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DRAM 5701 - Professional Acting I

Acquiring core tools and exploring skills required for professional acting. Applying basic skills to a full-length Shakespeare (or other heightened language) performance project.

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DRAM 5702 - Professional Acting II

Exploring and applying the core techniques required for acting in realistic and naturalistic plays; including the principles of characterization.

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DRAM 5703 - Professional Acting III

Developing and applying skills for acting through poetic language with particular attention paid to acting Shakespeare and the Folio’s Guide for the Actor.

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DRAM 5704 - Professional Acting IV

Working with techniques and styles for performing comedy; both in scripted plays and other performance modes.

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DRAM 5705 - Professional Acting V

Additional work in analyzing and performing contemporary scripts written for both stage and screen.

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DRAM 5706 - Professional Acting VI

Preparation for the world of professional theatre, including development of audition techniques, learning the workings of the industry, and establishing career connections.

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DRAM 5711 - Studies in Directing

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DRAM 5721 - Performance Techniques

Performance study and practice in selected areas of dramatic arts.

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DRAM 5759 - Practicum in Performance

Special projects in performance, usually related to a production of the Department of Dramatic Arts/Connecticut Repertory Theatre.

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DRAM 5792 - Independent Study in Performance

Independent study under the direction of an appropriate faculty member.

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DRAM 5796 - MFA Project in Performance

Research and preparation for an assigned MFA performance project, usually acting a major role in a production of the Department of Dramatic Arts/Connecticut Repertory Theatre.

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DRAM 5800 - Studies in Movement for the Actor

Topics and skills not normally included in DRAM 5801-5807. Content may include (but is not limited to) stage violence, armed or unarmed combat, gymnastics, and T’ai Chi. May be repeated with changes in topic.

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DRAM 5801 - Movement for the Actor I

Exploration of the actor’s physical instrument.

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DRAM 5802 - Movement for the Actor II

Physical conditioning and techniques of characterization.

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DRAM 5803 - Movement for the Actor III

Exploration of theatrical styles in the dramatic space, including work in the Commedia form.

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DRAM 5804 - Movement for the Actor IV

Physical expression for the actor through expressive mask work and physical storytelling.

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DRAM 5805 - Movement for the Actor V

Developing styles of comedic physical movement, including the art of clowning.

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DRAM 5806 - Movement for the Actor VI

Continued development of styles and techniques for expressive movement and their application to the world of Physical Theatre.

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DRAM 5807 - Alexander Technique for the Actor

Body alignment, release, and constructive rest techniques developed by F. M. Alexander are applied to actors’ posture, movement, and breathing.

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