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THR 701 Process Lab I

Course Description: This course is a practicum, reuniting all three disciplines to create the works that will comprise the students' graduation exercises. It is in the Process Lab that the works developed in the Second Year become the students' masters degree thesis in the fall of the Third Year. The works are shaped and sharpened for the experience that will dominate the final semester: the Repertory Season. Since every actor, director, and playwright will be represented in the final repertoire, both students and faculty will be involved in the process from the first session in the Fall to the last session in the Spring. It will be the assignment of the faculty to make sure that the work of each student is shown to the best possible advantage.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

4 credits

THR 702 Process Lab 2

Prerequisite: Student must be a major in Acting, Directing, or Playwriting.

Course Description: The final 15 weeks of preparation of the graduation scenes, one acts and plays, using all the experience and techniques in the previous five semesters. The technical crafts-décor, lighting, costume, stage management, etc.-will now comes into play as the work moves from classroom to the stage. As students complete their theses and Rep Season appearances, Process Lab 2 affords them a forum to assess and expand the lessons learned on stage.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring.

4 credits

THR 703 Scene Work 3

Prerequisite: Restricted to students in the Acting track majoring in Theatre Arts and Stagecraft.

Course Description: Advanced scene work, continuing the second year’s training. This scene work class is only for actors. It provides deeper understanding of the work and intensifies their preparation for their public appearances during the spring Repertory Season. Most of the material used in the Scene Work 3 is taken from the American and foreign repertoire of realistic and non-realistic plays.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

4 credits

Prerequisites

THR 501 Minimum Grade of C and THR 601 Minimum Grade of C

THR 704 Scene Work 4

Course Description: Advanced scene work, continuing the first semester’s training. In this class the actors will also learn audition techniques for the stage and the camera.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring.

4 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for THR 704 ( Course : THR 502 . Minimum Grade of C. ) and (Course : THR 602 . Minimum Grade of C. )

THR 707 Audition Techniques I

Course Description: This course prepares the third-year student for the practical entrance into the professional worlds of stage, film, and television by means of a thorough training in the essential techniques for auditioning in the various situations he or she will face. The techniques will address the several types of auditions, including those for agents and managers, casting calls, and cold readings. The student will leave the course with a foundational repertoire of contrasting audition monologues, suitable for general, large-scale auditions or the narrower scope of casting and talent agent offices. Cold-reading instruction will address general protocol, side preparation, and working on-camera. Required for Actors. Elective for Directors and Playwrights.
Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

2 credits

Prerequisites

THR 601 Minimum Grade of B- and THR 602 Minimum Grade of B-

THR 708 Audition Techniques II

Course Description:
This course prepares the third-year student for the practical entrance into the professional worlds of stage, film, and television by means of a thorough training in the essential techniques for auditioning in the various situations he or she will face. The techniques will address the several types of auditions, including those for agents and managers, casting calls, and cold readings. The student will leave the course with a foundational repertoire of contrasting audition monologues, suitable for general, large-scale auditions or the narrower scope of casting and talent agent offices. Cold-reading instruction will address general protocol, side preparation, and working on-camera. Required for Actors. Elective for Directors and Playwrights.
Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

2 credits

Prerequisites

THR 601 Minimum Grade of B- and THR 602 Minimum Grade of B- and THR 707 Minimum Grade of B-

THR 711 Classics, Period and Style I

Course Description: For the actors, this course is another practicum, as they bring classic, period and style scenes and play to life on stage, not as museum pieces or textbook readings, but as new extensions of the contemporary student's souls and craft. The works encountered in this course are not approached as literature or history, but within the context of the Studio's process, employing the techniques that the actors have acquired in the past two years.

Course Description: NY: Fall.

4 credits

Prerequisites

THR 501 Minimum Grade of C and THR 601Minimum Grade of C

THR 712 Classics, Period and Style II

Course Description: The second semester of this course involves advanced scene work on styles of drama ranging from Goldoni, Moliere, Congreve, Sheridan and Goldsmith to Wilde, Shaw and Eliot to O’Neil and Williams.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring.

4 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for THR 712 ( Course : THR 502 . Minimum Grade of C. ) and (Course : THR 602 . Minimum Grade of C. )

THR 721 Voice and Speech 3.1

Course Description : The course begins exploring the content of language: vowels and consonants, words and images, words into phrases and meaning and progress to finding the balance between the internal pulsation of content of language, and the skeleton of the form. Work will progress from sonnets, to monologues, to a final scene. Students may elect to pursue musical theatre and singing interest.

Course Description: NY: Fall.

3 credits

Prerequisites

THR 521 Minimum Grade of C and THR 621 Minimum Grade of C

THR 722 Voice and Speech 3.2

Course Description : This semester explores the content of language: vowels and consonants, words and images, words into phrases and meaning and progress to finding the balance between the internal pulsation of the content of language and the skeleton of the forum. Work will progress from sonnets to monologues to a final scene. Students may elect to pursue musical theatre and signing interest.

Course Rotation: NY:Spring

3 credits

THR 733 Movement 5 Ballroom Dancing I

Course Description: Dances to be taught include meringue, foxtrot, salsa, rumba, tango, swing, and waltz.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

3 credits

THR 735 Improvisational Movement 5

Course Description : Warm-up and cool down routines involving stretching, core strengthening, and self-massage. Exercises to work on relationships: to partners, to space, and to emotions. Exercises for advanced partnered movement, geometrical descriptions of the body, and the breath connected to motion and temp. Exercises in building the body as an instrument.

Course Description: NY: Fall.

3 credits

Prerequisites

THR 635 Minimum Grade of C

THR 736 Improvisational Movement 6

Course Description: Continuation of Movement 5, this course moves the actors to exercise the full use of the body as an instrument and to perform advanced movement without restriction.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for THR 736 ( Course : THR 735 . Minimum Grade of C. )

THR 741 Directing 3

Course Description : Directing 3 is an intense, practical course, focusing on detailed analysis of text, to determine what is happening in every moment of the play – and why it is happening. The texts analyzed and scenes performed are from the classics. This is the Classics, Period and Style course for Directors.

Course Description: NY: Fall.

4 credits

Prerequisites

THR 642 Minimum Grade of C

THR 742 Directing 4

Prerequisite: Restricted to students in the Directing track majoring in Theatre Arts and Stagecraft.

Course Description: This course is a continuation of Directing 3. Directing 4 is an intense, practical course, focusing on detailed analysis of text, to determine what is happening in every moment of the play – and why it is happening. The texts analyzed and scenes performed are from the classics. This is the Classics, Period and Style course for directors.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring.

4 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for THR 742 ( Course : THR 741 . Minimum Grade of C. )

THR 751 Playwriting 5

Course Description: This course is the final crucial step in moving the works that have been developed by the Playwrights to the stage of the Rep Season and to the stage readings of their full-length plays. The course also will introduce the writers to the development of screenplays.

Course Description: NYC: Fall.

4 credits

Prerequisites

THR 652 Minimum Grade of C

THR 752 Playwriting 6

Course Description: This course offers firm, continuing support to the writers in the Rep Season and of equal importance, a forum in which to assess their experiences in the Rep Season, apply the lessons learned to what they have written and prepare full-length plays for the stage reading of the work and for the professional world they will soon enter.

Course Rotation: NY:Spring

4 credits

THR 761 Film and TV Writing Workshop I

Course Description: This workshop is designed as an introductory course for playwrights interested in writing for film and television. Film, much like theatre, is a storyteller’s art-but now we are telling those stories principally through images rather than through action on the stage. We playwrights must make a transition from our theatrical vocabulary into a cinematic one. As we begin to learn how to write for a visual medium, it will be one of our goals to develop a story to fit for the big screen-as well as perfecting our own cinematic voice to tell that story best.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall

4 credits

THR 762 Film and TV Writing Workshop II

Course Description: This workshop is designed as an introductory course for playwrights interested in writing for film and television. Film, much like theatre, is a storyteller’s art-but now we are telling those stories principally through images rather than through action on the stage. We playwrights must make a transition from our theatrical vocabulary into a cinematic one. As we begin to learn how to write for a visual medium, it will be one of our goals to develop a story to fit for the big screen-as well as perfecting our own cinematic voice to tell that story best.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall

4 credits

THR 783 Applied Stage Design 1

Course Description: This course is a practical workshop in support of the student's Repertory Season projects, with the full attention of the students and the program's design faculty, staff, and the stage crew focuses on the work that is moving from the classroom to the stage.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

THR 784 Applied Stage Design 2

Course Description: The final 15 weeks of this craft course, hands on, in collaboration with the Playwrights and Directors Unit, as the various works developed over nearly three years are prepared for the graduation exercises.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

3 credits