5000 Masters Thesis and Research - Prerequisites, permission of the department. Masters level research in Theatre for thesis option graduate students.
5013 Theater Research Methods - Diverse methods of theater research appropriate to performance, design and technology, and history and theory. Developing familiarity with standard references and journals of the field, and introduction to professional organizations.
5063 Scenography - Prerequisites: proven experience in scenery, lighting or costume and consent of instructor. Scenographic design processes for the advanced theatre design student: investigation of design styles and theories and the designers whose works advanced these theories: practical application of designing scenery, lighting, and costumes.
5213 Script Analysis - Analytical and interpretive techniques in studying play scripts for theatrical production. Particular emphasis will be placed on writing skills appropriate to script analysis.
5243 Problems in Advanced Acting - Prerequisites: 4143 and graduate standing or consent of instructor. Experimentation in psychological realism. Concentration on analysis, technical skills, and contacting the emotions. Special preparations for professional interviews and auditions.
5253 Problems in Advanced Acting II - Prerequisites: Th 5243. Acting Styles. In-depth exploration of three theatrical styles. Course consists of scene study, monologue study, lecture, discussion, reading and various in-class exercises. Special attention paid to utilizing the language in these plays and creating a physical life reflective of the character's social customs and values.
5400 Seminar in Theater - 1-3 credits, maximum 12. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Individual or group studies of techniques, history or literature of the theater. A term paper or written report and self-evaluation of the study or project required.
5413 Dramatic Theory - Concepts of play construction and audience effects: classic, neoclassic, romantic, realist, to post-modern.
5500 Individual Theater Projects - 1-3 credits, maximum 6. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Individual projects in directing, acting, or design and technology for a specified theater production, with concept, realization, and self-evaluation under faculty guidance.
5953 Problems in Advanced Directing - Prerequisites: 4953, consent of instructor. Problems in directing period styles, especially Shakespeare. Restoration comedy, absurdist drama, and avant-garde drama. Preparation, rehearsal and staging of a complete production by each student.