Performing and Media Arts (PMA)Arts and Sciences

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PMA 1106

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

PMA 1119

What is the South? What is the global South? How does the southerner appear in U.S. popular culture, academic work, and in everyday interactions? What does it mean to be from or in the South? This course ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

PMA 1127

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

PMA 1128

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

PMA 1200

Entry-level class. Covers the fundamentals of elementary dance training. Movement sequences focusing on rhythm, placement, and vitality of performance through an anatomically sound dance technique. view course details

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  •   Combined with: PE 1180

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

PMA 1320

Classical Indian Dance. Indian classical dance is becoming increasingly popular and entering the mainstream of dance performance on a global scale. This course is designed to give students a working knowledge ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PE 1190

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  •  7929PMA 1320  STU 501

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  • Drop Deadline: Fri. Sept. 13th.

PMA 1410

The Media Production Lab course is a series of self-contained lecture/workshops on various topics in the production of film and video. The workshops will be a mix of lecture and hands on experience with ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  8709PMA 1410  LEC 001

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PMA 1610

Learn what it takes to prepare a live show. Students work on getting scenery, costumes, and lighting ready for performance or for production. Gain the practical skills and learn to use the tools that are ... view course details

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  • 1-3 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  6613PMA 1610  STU 501

    • TBA
    • Bernstein, S

      Cross, W

      Intemann, E

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PMA 1611

Perform in a departmental theatre production or dance concert. Research a role, develop a character, and perform for a live audience in a faculty supervised production. Explore choreography and perform ... view course details

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  • 1-2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  6216PMA 1611  STU 501

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    • Staff

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  • 1-2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  9731PMA 1611  STU 502

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  • 1-2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  9732PMA 1611  STU 503

    • TBA
    • Staff

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PMA 2220

Introductory modern technique intended for students with some dance training. Material covered includes specific spinal and center work with attention to rhythm, design, and movement expression. view course details

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  •   Combined with: PE 1183

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

PMA 2300

Weekly assignments in basic elements of choreography. Students compose and present short studies that are discussed and reworked. Problems are defined and explored through class improvisations. Informal ... view course details

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  •  6235PMA 2300  SEM 101

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  • If course is full please contact department, room 223 Schwartz Center for permission to enroll.

PMA 2540

Intensive consideration of the ways films generate meaning and of the ways we attribute meaning and value to films. Discussion ranges over commercial narrative, art cinema, documentary, and personal film ... view course details

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  • 16356PMA 2540  LEC 001

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PMA 2610

Learn what it means to run a live show or a film festival. Participate as part of a team to ensure all the elements work together and on time. Learn the intricacies of collaborating with a production group ... view course details

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  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  •  6586PMA 2610  STU 501

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    • Cross, W

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  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  •  8997PMA 2610  STU 502

    • TBA
    • Intemann, E

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  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  •  8998PMA 2610  STU 503

    • TBA
    • Bernstein, S

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  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  • 10020PMA 2610  STU 504

    • TBA
    • Goetz, K

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PMA 2635

Study and analysis of 2500 years of comedy (all in English), from Greece (Aristophanes, Menander), Rome (Plautus and Terence), Italy (Machiavelli, The commedia dell' arte), Elizabethan (Shakespeare, Ben ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: CLASS 2651COML 2230

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9420PMA 2635  LEC 001

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PMA 2800

An introduction to the actor's technique and performance skills, exploring the elements necessary to begin training as an actor, i.e., observation, concentration, and imagination. Focus is on physical ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  6614PMA 2800  STU 501

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  • Preregistration and registration only through department office in 223 Schwartz Center.

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  6219PMA 2800  STU 502

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  • Preregistration and registration only through department office in 223 Schwartz Center.

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  6220PMA 2800  STU 503

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  • Preregistration and registration only through department office in 223 Schwartz Center.

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  6221PMA 2800  STU 504

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  • Preregistration and registration only through department office in 223 Schwartz Center.

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  6222PMA 2800  STU 505

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  • Preregistration and registration only through department office in 223 Schwartz Center.

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  6223PMA 2800  STU 506

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  • Preregistration and registration only through department office in 223 Schwartz Center.

PMA 3000

Independent study allows students the opportunity to pursue special interests not treated in regularly scheduled courses. A faculty member, who becomes the student's instructor for the course, must approve ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6225PMA 3000  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Goelzer, C

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PMA 3210

Intermediate Western classical dance technique. Work is done on strengthening the body through a movement technique emphasizing presence and musicality based on harmonic muscular control. view course details

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PMA 3220

Intermediate modern technique focusing on rhythm, placement, and phrasing for students who are prepared to refine the skills of dancing. Students are challenged by complex phrases and musicality. view course details

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PMA 3225

This course will explore questions of how we perceive articulations of identity on the moving body. How do histories and cultural behaviors define differences? What are the conventions of race, gender, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PMA 4225

  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  •  8099PMA 3225  STU 501

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PMA 3300

Intermediate choreographic projects are critiqued in progress by faculty and peers. Consideration of design problems in costuming and lighting.  Weekly assignments in basic elements of choreography. Students ... view course details

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PMA 3351

This course will cultivate collaborations between the practice and study of dance with fields such as architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, painting, digital arts, and other design and creative ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PMA 4351

  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  •  7874PMA 3351  STU 501

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PMA 3461

This course explores the rich and diverse history of African American filmmaking.  Focusing on films written and/or directed by African Americans, this seminar traces the history of filmmaking from the ... view course details

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  • 16495PMA 3461  LEC 001

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PMA 3531

This course explores the fundamentals of writing for the screen. The class format will include creative writing assignments, class discussion, screenings and workshop. Students will produce short film ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8418PMA 3531  SEM 101

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PMA 3550

Global Cinema I and II together offer an overview of international film history from the late nineteenth century to today. Through a focus on key films and significant epochs, the course traces the evolution ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PMA 6550VISST 3175

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8279PMA 3550  LEC 001

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PMA 3570

Creative, hands-on production course in filmmaking, emphasizing the development of original ideas and the acquisition of basic technical skills in digital video and 16mm formats: cinematography, lighting, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8318PMA 3570  STU 501

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PMA 3609

Topic for Fall 2015: On the Verge – this will be the focus of this course and a fully supported and publicly presented production will be the final project for the course.  Requirements will ... view course details

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  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  • 16868PMA 3609  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Feldshuh, D

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PMA 3610

Collaborate with a faculty member in the development and production of a live event, in a mentored role of Assistant Designer, Assistant Director, or Assistant Choreographer. view course details

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  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  •  6227PMA 3610  STU 501

    • TBA
    • Intemann, E

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  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  •  8178PMA 3610  STU 502

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    • Staff

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  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  •  8179PMA 3610  STU 503

    • TBA
    • Staff

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PMA 3614

A studio course working on the creation and development of characters on paper. The character designs explored will not be bound by the limits of the human body or physical costumes, but rather will push ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8278PMA 3614  STU 501

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PMA 3616

Offers an overview of the history of Western dress clothing from the first signs of clothing to the early 20th century. It investigates social, political, economic, technological, geographic, ecological, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6226PMA 3616  SEM 101

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PMA 3620

The theory and practice of lighting design as a medium for artistic expression. This course explores the aesthetic and mechanical aspects of light and their application in a variety of disciplines. Emphasis ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: VISST 3620

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6228PMA 3620  STU 501

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PMA 3640

An exploration of the scene design process for the live theatre. Students will execute design projects employing various media (e.g., sketches, paper models, computer graphics) that examine how elements ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  6229PMA 3640  STU 501

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PMA 3650

Covers the understanding and application of light control technologies, including electrical systems, color, optics, dimming protocols, and console programming. Students complete a series of ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  7092PMA 3650  STU 501

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PMA 3670

Exploration into the integration of art and science in today's theme parks and interactive entertainment attractions. Papers, projects, and discussions deal with planning and development aspects of large-scale ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

PMA 3671

Exploration of the techniques and practice of theatre operation, scenic construction, stage mechanics, rigging, painting, and model building. view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8610PMA 3671  STU 501

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PMA 3680

Covering the basics of digital audio, bioacoustics, psychoacoustics and sound design, as they apply to theatre, film and music production.  Students create soundscapes for text and moving image using ProTools ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: MUSIC 3431

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8275PMA 3680  STU 501

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PMA 3750

This course is designed to introduce students to a range of historical, cross-cultural, and transnational performance texts, theories, and practices; to motivate students to examine the broad social, political, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

PMA 3754

In this course, we will critically examine the production and performance of race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender through literature and contemporary performance genres such as spoken word, slam poetry, ... view course details

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PMA 3800

Practical exploration of the actor's craft through exercises in physical and psychological action, improvisation and scene study. view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16872PMA 3800  STU 501

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PMA 3880

Focused, practical exercises teach the student fundamental staging techniques that bring written text to theatrical life. A core objective is to increase the student's awareness of why and how certain ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: VISST 3798

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9532PMA 3880  SEM 101

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PMA 4000

In this advanced undergraduate-level seminar, all senior majors synthesize four years of study in a collaborative intellectual and artistic project with the faculty. Over the course of the fall semester, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8759PMA 4000  STU 501

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PMA 4210

Advanced and pre-professional Western classical dance. A continuation of and supplement to PMA 3210. view course details

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PMA 4220

Advanced and pre-professional Modern technique. A continuation of and supplement to PMA 3220. view course details

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PMA 4225

This course will continue the critical inquiry investigated in Mapping the Moving Body. Intended for advanced students, it will address the dialogue between contemporary choreography and current sociopolitical ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PMA 3225

  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  •  8317PMA 4225  SEM 101

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PMA 4300

Students work on advanced choreographic problems, to be presented in performance. Work in progress is critiqued by faculty members on a regular basis. view course details

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PMA 4301

Continuation of PMA 4300. Intermediate choreographic projects are critiqued in progress by faculty and peers. Consideration of design problems in costuming and lighting.  Weekly assignments in basic elements ... view course details

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PMA 4351

This course continues the work done in PMA 3351. At an advanced level, this course will further explore the choreographic and design principles of contemporary choreographer, William Forsythe, who began ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PMA 3351

  • 2-3 Credits Graded

  •  8025PMA 4351  STU 501

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PMA 4412

The importance of sports to American society and popular culture cannot be denied, and this seminar will study sports films' vital significance in representing the intersection of sports, history, and ... view course details

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  • 16502PMA 4412  LEC 001

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PMA 4436

This second class in an intensive two-course sequence brings together practice and theory to explore the intersection of the arts, cinema, and anthropology. Students will work with footage shot previously ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

PMA 4504

This course uses the lens of temporality to track transformations in notions of personhood and collective life engendered by recent trans-Asia economic shifts. We will develop tools that help unpack the ... view course details

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  • 17697PMA 4504  SEM 101

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PMA 4610

Practical experience in theatrical production, in the position of designer, shop manager, technical director, or sound engineer. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6231PMA 4610  STU 501

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    • Intemann, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  8176PMA 4610  STU 502

    • TBA
    • Chu, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  8177PMA 4610  STU 503

    • TBA
    • Bernstein, S

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PMA 4801

Topic for Fall: Voice, Movement, and Ensemble Performance Techniques view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  9543PMA 4801  STU 501

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PMA 4950

First of a two-semester sequence (the second is PMA 4951) for seniors engaged in an honors project. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6679PMA 4950  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Intemann, E

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8896PMA 4950  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Bunn, A

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 19087PMA 4950  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Guyton, J

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 19088PMA 4950  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Quinonez, E

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PMA 4951

Second of a two-semester sequence (the first is PMA 4950) for students engaged in an honors project. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8277PMA 4951  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

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PMA 4952

Academic credit can only be awarded for unpaid internships. Students must submit an Application for Academic Credit by April 15. The Application for Academic Credit must be received/approved prior to the ... view course details

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  • 1-3 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  8319PMA 4952  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Gainor, J

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PMA 6471

This course will consider media as the integration of technological hardware and sets of cultural practices. We will work to recognize how "old" media help us historicize our present moment, and how "new" ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 6071

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17893PMA 6471  SEM 101

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PMA 6540

Intensive consideration of the ways films generate meaning and of the ways we attribute meaning and value to films. Discussion ranges over commercial narrative, documentary, and personal film modes. Graduate ... view course details

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  • 18461PMA 6540  LEC 001

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PMA 6550

Global Cinema I and II together offer an overview of international film history from the late nineteenth century to today. Through a focus on key films and significant epochs, the course traces the evolution ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PMA 3550VISST 3175

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8281PMA 6550  SEM 101

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PMA 6600

An introduction to the theory and methods involved in the study of the theatre. Attention focuses on pedagogy and the profession in Part I. Part II explores current scholarly trends. view course details

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  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8638PMA 6600  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Castillo, D

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PMA 7000

Independent study in theatre allows graduate students the opportunity to pursue special interests not treated in regularly scheduled courses. A faculty member, who becomes the student's instructor for ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6587PMA 7000  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Levitt, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6588PMA 7000  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Bunn, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6589PMA 7000  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Warner, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6590PMA 7000  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Salvato, N

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6591PMA 7000  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Haenni, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  7905PMA 7000  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Gainor, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  7906PMA 7000  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Villarejo, A

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PMA 7100

Provides graduate students in the field of theatre an opportunity to work directly with a faculty member to explore pedagogical theory and practice for undergraduate theatre classes in all areas of the ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6232PMA 7100  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Salvato, N

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18995PMA 7100  SEM 102

    • TBA
    • Feldshuh, D

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PMA 7312

The voice occupies a peculiar phenomenological position, on one hand emanating from material bodies and conveying that materiality with register, mannerism, grain, and break; on the other hand existing ... view course details

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  • 18109PMA 7312  SEM 101

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PMA 9900

Graduate student course while working on thesis and research for dissertation. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6592PMA 9900  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Salvato, N

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8061PMA 9900  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Villarejo, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8062PMA 9900  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Haenni, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8063PMA 9900  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Gainor, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8064PMA 9900  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Warner, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8065PMA 9900  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Staff

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