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PAPD 100 Story Structure

Course Description:This course explores the various structures of storytelling found within dramatic texts. By surveying a wide variety of genres and media, the class provides students with multiple valuable tools for analyzing texts from the perspective of a theatre-maker. The course focuses on structure as a means of interpretation favoring form over content or theme.

3 credits

PAPD 101 Creativity Collaborative for Production and Design

Prerequisite: Student must be a Performing Arts major to register for this course.

Course Description: This course is an introduction to design for incoming freshmen design and technology majors. Students will learn how to think "outside the box" and apply this thinking to design a variety of projects based on their emotional responses to the weekly class topic or artwork. Required for all freshmen design and technology majors.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

3 credits

PAPD 102 Fundamentals of Design

Course Description: This is a foundation course in design as a means of storytelling for performance, the course introduces students to the thought processes and practice of design as a way of understanding dramatic texts. Areas of focus may include scenery, costume, lighting, sound and/or media design.

3 credits

PAPD 110 Fundamentals Scenery and Stagecraft

Course Description: This course is designed as an introduction to fundamental scenic practices in the theatre. The class focuses on the reading and interpretation of visual research, space, and construction drawings.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

PAPD 120 Fundamentals of Costume

Prerequisite: This course is open to students in Production and Design for Stage and Screen major only.

Course Description: This course provides an introduction to costumes for the theatre, dance, and performance. Students will acquire the skills to understand how costumes affect the development of characterization, influence storytelling, and create a visual world. The focus of the course will be the design of costumes and the basics of implementing a design process.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

PAPD 130 Fundamentals of Stage Lighting

Prerequisite: This course is open to students in Production and Design for Stage and Screen major only.

Course Description:

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

PAPD 131 Lighting Workshop

Course Description: A study of the physics of light, optics, mechanics, and electricity and how they apply to the equipment and control and accepted practices in lighting for the professional and nonprofessional theater.

3 credits

PAPD 140 Fundamentals: Sound and Story

Course Description: This course is a lecture-lab course in which topics are presented by the instructor, concepts are explained, and assignments are completed by students both during lab periods and outside of class. This introductory course assumes no previous experience or training in sound design, so the initial emphases are on the use of equipment, technique, concepts, and basic procedures.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring.

3 credits

PAPD 160 Explorations in Light and Sound for Dance

Course Description: This course provides a visual and sonic vocabulary focused on dance and the dance performer. Interpretations of color, texture, movement, tempo, rhythm, and volume are explored.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

PAPD 171 Make-up for the Theater I

Course Description: This course provides the student opportunities to explore the application of makeup for the theatre, based on role analysis in order to project the physical aspects of a role. Course Rotation: Fall.

3 credits