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PAGE 100 Fall Production Crew

Course Description: This course provides students practical experience in one or more aspects of production during the fall semester. Each student is assigned specific crew work in a production depending on his or her skill level and knowledge.

0 credits

PAGE 101 Spring Production Crew

Course Description: This course provides students practical experience in one or more aspects of production during the spring semester. Each student is assigned a specific crew work in a production depending on his or her skill level and knowledge.

0 credits

PAGE 150 Ballet I

Course Description: Students will be in a studio class through a series of barre, adagio, petit allegro, and turns exercises. Students will learn the principles and techniques of American classical ballet. By learning a series of ballet combinations, students will begin to learn some of the choreographic principles and styles of classical dance.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

PAGE 151 Ballet II

Prerequisite: This course is open to students in Musical Theatre major only.

Course Description: Students will be in a studio class through a series of barre, adagio, petit allegro, and turns exercises. Students will learn the principles and techniques of American classical ballet. By learning a series of ballet combinations, students will begin to learn some of the choreographic principles and styles of classical dance.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.

3 credits

PAGE 152 Jazz I

Course Description: The study of jazz dance techniques. During discussing and assignments students will be encourages to develop their critical awareness of jazz dancing as a performing art.

3 credits

PAGE 153 Jazz 2

Prerequisite: This course is open to students majoring in Musical Theater only.
Course Description: Class at Broadway Dance Center based on skill placement. A continuation of the work done in DAN 102. Students will learn through barre and floor exercises and enable them to pick up and learn jazz steps and combinations that will strengthen them as jazz dance performers. Proper warm-up and alignment will be stressed.

3 credits

PAGE 154 Jazz 3

Course Description: This advanced 300 level course will develop the student's ability to execute various styles of jazz steps and proficiency incorporate them into a dance composition. The students will apply advanced technique to performance theories and concepts, as well as audition skills. The course will also examine the theory, technique, and vocabulary of jazz and explore individual artistic style.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

PAGE 155 Theater Dance I

Course Description: The study of theater dance techniques. During discussions and assignments students will be encouraged to develop their critical awareness of musical theater dance as a performing art.

2 credits

PAGE 156 Theater Dance 2

Course Description: This course is designed to develop the student's ability to understand and properly execute theatre dance movement/styles of the various decades: 1900AD-present day. The student will complete this class with a thorough overview of theater dance styles and the tools to successfully audition and perform in musical theatre dance.

2 credits

PAGE 157 Tap Dance I

This course is open to students majoring in Musical Theatre only.

Course Description: This course is designed to develop the student's beginning tap techinque, vocabulary, performance, and basic understanding of Tap.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

2 credits

PAGE 158 Tap Dance 2

Course Description: This course is designed to develop the sstudent's beginning/intermediate tap technique, vocabulary, performance, and basic understanding of Tap.

2 credits

PAGE 159 Dance Styles I

Course Description:A combination of Modern, Ballet and Jazz stylistically focus on Contemporary Musical Theater dance.

2 credits

PAGE 170 American Musical Theater

This course is open to Musical Theatre majors only.

Course Description: The American Musical Theater is a survey course designed to introduce students to the history of this American Art form. It is a broad-based overview of musical theater entertainment forms such as vaudeville, minstrel, burlesque, musical films and of course stage musicals. The course will cover for groundbreaking artistic movements, styles, creators and works in musical theater.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

PAGE 181 Introduction to Theater

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description:The study of the tradition and development of the theater art with emphasis on the elements required to develop, produce, and evaluate theatrical productions. Students will write, design direct, and produce their own short play
Course Rotation: NYC: Fall

3 credits

PAGE 182 Current Theater in New York

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Western Heritage (Area of Knowledge II) and 3 credits in Humanistic and Creative Expression (Area of Knowledge IV).
Course Description:Analysis and criticism of the current New York theater season, Broadway or off-Broadway productions alternate with classroom discussion. Emphasis is on the writing, pre-production and creative team, and critical review of the final product.
Course Rotation:NY;Fall

3 credits

PAGE 183 Current Theater in London

Course Description: In this course, students analyze and critique current theatrical productions in London with an emphasis on the performer and performance. Attendance at performances alternates with classroom discussion.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

PAGE 184 Current Dance in New York

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Western Heritage (Area of Knowledge II).

Course Description: This course involves analysis and criticism of performances in the current New York dance season. Broadway theater, ballet, or modern dance productions alternate with film, videos, and classroom discussions. When possible, symposia with leading dancers of the various productions are arranged.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

PAGE 208 Playwriting I

Prerequisite: This course is open to students in Directing, Theatre, Acting, Commercial Dance, Musical Theatre, Acting in Film Television Commercials and Voice-Overs, and Actor majors only.

Course Description: In this course students explore the theory and practice of developing a dramatic situation. Students write, discuss, and analyze play scripts and analyze appropriate established script models.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.

3 credits

PAGE 225 Theater Practicum for Second Year Performance Arts Majors

Prerequisite: This course is open to students in Directing, Theatre, Acting, Commercial Dance, Musical Theatre, Acting in Film Television Commercials and Voice-Overs, and Actor majors only.

Course Description: This course provides second-year students actual production experience (acting, production crew, assisting) for academic credit. In addition to fulfilling the stated production work, the student must maintain a journal and complete a final paper addressing the processes involved and the goal(s) achieved.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

1 - 6 credits

PAGE 257 Stage Combat I for Performing Arts Majors

Prerequisite: This course is open to students in Directing, Theatre, Acting, Commercial Dance, Musical Theatre, Acting in Film Television Commercials and Voice-Overs, and Actor majors only.

Course Description: In this course, students learn the basics of safety and partnering techniques in unarmed and sword combat for the stage. Students must work diligently to create a safe environment while portraying a character in a fight performance. Topics include punches reactions, vocals, knaps, sword attacks, parries, sword tricks, and an introduction to the art of quarterstaff fighting.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.

3 credits

PAGE 258 Improvisational Theater

Prerequisite: Student registering for this course need to have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. This course is open to students in Directing, Theatre, Acting, Commercial Dance, Musical Theatre, Acting in Film Television Commercials and Voice-Overs, and Actor majors only.

Course Description: In this course students study techniques of theater improvisation and then use these techniques to create original material for dynamic performance. Specific forms of improvisation are explored including monologue, storytelling, the satiric sketch, and comedy revue. Students develop a major performance event based on improvisation as the culmination of the course.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

PAGE 270 World Theater

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in World Traditions and Cultures (Area of Knowledge III).
Course Descritption:For this course, we will focus on the work of major dramatists from the Developing World and subordinated cultures within America. Although these dramatists reflect diverse cultures and histories, they share the common condition of cultural subjection and oppression, which has shaped their theatre. Focus will be placed on the political and aesthetic influences powering the dramatic work we study, as well as on post-colonial theatre criticism.

Course Rotation:Fall and Spring.

Course Campus:New York City.

3 credits

PAGE 271 Cultural Theater Travel Experience

PreRequisites: Permission of Instructor required to register. New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Analysis of Human, Social, and Natural Phenomena (Area of Knowledge IV).

Course Description:To read and explore with sensitivity a representative sample of cultural theatre theories and to understand how the plays interact with culture and society. Students will explore and experience the performance dimension of theatre and to come to a better understanding and appreciation of theatre traditions around the globe.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.

3 credits

PAGE 272 Theater forSocial Change

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Analysis of Human, Social, and Natural Phenomena (Area of Knowledge IV).

Course Description:This course will introduce students to the new international field of Theatre and Social Change. Students will read and research historical and contemporary theatre companies that do this kind of theatre. They will develop, in small groups, a short piece reflecting their own concerns for theatre and social change. Students will also examine the different environments, reasons, ethics, and structures of theatre and social change, in American and international culture. This emphasis is on exposing the students the reasons and methodology of creating and working in theatre that effects change.

Course Rotation:Fall and Spring.

Course Campus:New York City.

3 credits

PAGE 273 Theater of the Oppressed

Course Description: tudents will be trained in the various techniques of the Theater of the Oppressed. Through class discussions and affinity-establishing techniques that are part of Theater of the Oppressed, the students will select issues that demonstrate the need for more social justice. Examples of these issues may include class/gender/race inequality, LGTBQ justice, the environment, immigration or other topics that the students find compelling. The students will research local organizations that are working in the areas that have been chosen. By developing their own original theatrical presentations the students will put into practice their understanding of the principals that guide Theater of the Oppressed to support the work that is currently being done in New York City around these issues.

Course Campus:NY:Fall

3 credits

PAGE 281 Acting 1 for the Non-Performing Arts Major

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Western Heritage (Area of Knowledge II) or Humanistic and Creative Expression (Area of Knowledge IV).
Course Description: The course will introduce students to the fundamental skills and theories of acting with an emphasis on the system developed by the Russian born actor/director Stanislavski. The introduction to the art of acting will keep the focus on work on the self based on exploratory exercises. Developing and cultivating the emotional life of actors in order to create a character that is truthful is the goal of acting I. The course will consist of exercises designed to relax and ready actors, enabling them to explore concepts as they relate to the text with emphasis on actor development and growth through monologues, scene performances.

Course Rotation:Fall and Spring.

CampusNew York City.

3 credits

PAGE 283 Verse for the Stage

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Analysis of Human, Social, and Natural Phenomena (Area of Knowledge IV).

Course Description:The primary focus of this course is to gain a greater proficiency and expertise in the area of the verse for the stage. Students will study dramatic text designed for the stage ranging from Shakespeare to Lorca as well as more modern poetry and verse by writers/performers such as Allen Ginsberg, Sekou Sundiata and Roger Bonair-Agard. A study and comparison between the Poetic Dramatic monologue and the Actor’s monologue will be examined. Students will learn, rehearse and perform published and/or classical verse-monologues as well as get a chance to write their own work for performance.

Course Rotation:Fall and Spring.

Campus:New York City.

3 credits

PAGE 284 An Evolution of the Spoken Word

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in World Traditions and Cultures (Area of Knowledge III).

Course Description: This course examines how the spoken word has evolved from its earliest stages and most primitive beginnings to what it is today. Students study the historical origins of the art and participate in a critical, historical, and political analysis of ancient and modern chants, lyrics, and poetries from a variety of global cultures.

3 credits

PAGE 285 Indie Theater Producing

Course Description : This course cultivates students' entrepreneurial spirit through exploration of the procedures used to produce a NYC showcase production. Using off Broadway as a context, practical information about that production model is complimented by larger discussions about the producer’s role and industry challenges faced in the creative process. Course Rotation:< /strong>Fall and Spring.

3 credits

PAGE 286 Embodying Sensation: Period Performance

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Humanistic and Creative Expressions (Area of Knowledge IV).

3 credits

PAGE 290 Theater Practicum

Prerequiste:Instructor Permission Required
Course Description:With the approval of the supervising faculty member, the department chairperson and the academic dean, students may use actual production experience (acting, production crew, assisting) for academic credit. In addition to the production experience, the student must maintain a journal and complete a final paper discussing the processes involved and the goal(s) achieved. May be taken up to three times for elective credit. Cannot be used as a substitution for a required course.
Course Rotation:NY; Fall:Spring

1 - 6 credits

PAGE 311 Writing for the Musical Theatre

Course Description: Musical Theatre Writing is a comprehensive art form combining three elements: 1) Music-which is composed of melodies, accompaniment, orchestration, vocal arrangements and more; 2)Lyrics-texts set in time; and 3)Book-composed of dialogue, design, character, plot, and story. In this course students will be exposed to and will learn the basics of creating a full-length musical theatre piece.

Course Campus:NY:Spring.

3 credits

PAGE 312 Writing for the Musical Theatre II

Course Description: Musical Theatre Writing is a comprehensive art form combining 3 elements: 1, Music which is composed of melodies, accompaniment, orchestration, vocal arrangements and more; 2, Lyrics-text set in time; and 3, Book-composed of dialogue, design, character, plot and story. In this course, students will be exposed to and will learn the basics of creating a full-length musical theatre piece.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

PAGE 325 Theater Practicum for Third Year Performance Arts Majors

Prerequisite: Student registering for this course need to have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. This course is open to students in Directing, Theatre, Acting, Commercial Dance, Musical Theatre, Acting in Film Television Commercials and Voice-Overs, and Actor majors only.

Course Description: This course provides third-year students actual production experience (acting, production crew, assisting) for academic credit. In addition to fulfilling the stated production work, the student must maintain a journal and complete a final paper addressing the processes involved and the goal(s) achieved.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

1 - 6 credits

PAGE 383 Performing Poetry

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Humanistic and Creative Expression (Area of Knowledge IV).
Course Description: This course will examine the rhyme scheme, cadence, musicality and physicality involved in performing poetry. A study of work of popular poets who have a name for themselves in the world of performance art, slam poetry and spoken word will be followed by a performance workshop where students will breakdown poetic text. Just as an actor would memorize and prepare a monologue or scene, students will prepare and re-work solo and group pieces of poetry focusing on the vocal and physical aspects of their performance as well as ways to incorporate costume, props, music and the collaboration of other artistic mediums.
Course Rotation:Fall;NY

3 credits

PAGE 390 Theatre Internship

Course Description:Practical experience on the job in cooperation with Broadway, off-Broadway, off-off Broadway, film and television companies, and regional and summer stick theaters. Hours vary according to the nature of the nature of the internship. Some, but not all, provide students compensation. In addition to supervisor evaluation, students will be expected to complete a log of their activities and meet regularly with a faculty mentor.
Course Rotation:Fall;NY

3 - 6 credits

PAGE 425 Theater Practicum for Fourth Year Performance Arts Majors

Prerequisite: Student registering for this course need to have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. This course is open to students in Directing, Theatre, Acting, Commercial Dance, and Musical Theatre, Acting in Film Television Commercials and Voice-Overs, and Actor majors only.

Course Description: This course provides fourth-year students actual production experience (acting, production crew, assisting) for academic credit. In addition to fulfilling the stated production work, the student must maintain a journal and complete a final paper addressing the processes involved and the goal(s) achieved.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

1 - 6 credits