Performing and Media Arts (PMA)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017. Courses of Study 2017-2018 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

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 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

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

  •  6567PMA 1610  STU 501

    • TBA
    • Bernstein, S

      Cross, W

      Intemann, E

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

  •  6194PMA 1611  STU 501

    • TBA
    • Maggor, R

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  • 1-2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  8673PMA 1611  STU 502

    • TBA
    • Milles, B

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  • 1-2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  8674PMA 1611  STU 503

    • TBA
    • Staff

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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  •  6209PMA 2300  SEM 101

    • F
    • Suber, P

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

PMA 2510

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  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 17124PMA 2510  LAB 401

    • TBA
    • Haenni, S

  • Contact Professor Sabine Haenni for more information and enrollment.

PMA 2605

A study of richly documented tradition of competitive artistic, athletic, and spectacular performances sponsored by cities, wealthy individuals, and kings/emperors in antiquity, with special attention ... view course details

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    Combined with: CLASS 2605

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

  •  6540PMA 2610  STU 501

    • TBA
    • Cross, W

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  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  •  8510PMA 2610  STU 502

    • TBA
    • Intemann, E

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  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  •  8511PMA 2610  STU 503

    • TBA
    • Bernstein, S

PMA 2611

Practical experience in the organization and management of a theatrical production as an assistant stage manager for a fully supported department production under the supervision of the staff ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 10069PMA 2611  LAB 401

    • TBA
    • Cross, W

PMA 2670

This class aims to give students a good historical and critical grounding in Shakespeare's drama and its central place in Renaissance culture. We read ten plays covering the length of Shakespeare's career: ... view course details

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    Combined with: ENGL 2270

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

  •  6568PMA 2800  STU 501

    • MW
    • Goelzer, C

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

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  6196PMA 2800  STU 502

    • MW
    • Goelzer, C

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

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  6197PMA 2800  STU 503

    • TR
    • Simmons, G

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

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  6198PMA 2800  STU 504

    • TR
    • Simmons, G

  • 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

  •  6201PMA 3000  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Goelzer, C

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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    Combined with: PE 1184

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

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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    Combined with: PE 1185

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

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

PMA 3226

How does the social production of dance reflect its historical context?  What is the meaning of the "beautiful" in dance?  Beginning with 16th century court dances, we will explore how aesthetics have ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

  •  7766PMA 3351  STU 501

    • MW
    • Suber, P

PMA 3431

Examines the new cinemas of Southeast Asia and their engagement with contemporary discourses of gender and sexuality. It pays special attention to the ways in which sexuality and gendered embodiment are ... view course details

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PMA 3441

Anchoring the east and west coasts, New York and Los Angeles have been celebrated and excoriated in films. On the edge literally and metaphorically, these cities seem to be about competing visions of urban ... view course details

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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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PMA 3463

This course considers issues, approaches, and complexities in the contemporary television landscape. As television has changed drastically over the past fifteen years, this course provides students with ... view course details

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    Combined with: AMST 3463PMA 3463

  • 4 Credits Graded

PMA 3463

This course considers issues, approaches, and complexities in the contemporary television landscape. As television has changed drastically over the past fifteen years, this course provides students with ... view course details

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    Combined with: AMST 3463PMA 3463

  • 4 Credits Graded

PMA 3514

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    Combined with: GERST 3515VISST 3515

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

PMA 3520

Light is the fundamental building block of all visual media. Whether a photographer, filmmaker, videographer, YouTube poster, or other maker of images, the strategic use of light can tell your story better, ... view course details

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    Combined with: VISST 3520

  • 4 Credits Graded

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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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8143PMA 3531  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Bunn, A

PMA 3533

This course will consider the history, theory and craft of feature film screenwriting. We will examine the vital elements of effective motion picture narrative (protagonist, pathos, objective, action), ... view course details

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    Combined with: AMST 3533

  • 3 Credits Graded

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

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

  •  8085PMA 3570  STU 501

    • MW
    • Rogers, D

PMA 3571

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17025PMA 3571  STU 501

    • MW
    • Rogers, D

PMA 3609

This is a variable credit learning experience for students engaged in creating productions in the Department of Performing and Media Arts.  Students may act, assistant direct, assistant stage manage, or ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8991PMA 3609  STU 501

    • TBA
    • Milles, B

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16097PMA 3609  STU 502

    • TBA
    • Maggor, R

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

  •  6203PMA 3610  STU 501

    • TBA
    • Intemann, E

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  •  7983PMA 3610  STU 502

    • TBA
    • Goetz, K

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  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  •  7984PMA 3610  STU 503

    • TBA
    • Staff

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

PMA 3616

This course explores the evolution of western dress from the time of the ancient Egyptians to the early twentieth century by focusing on areas of the human anatomy and how each area has been presented, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

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

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

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

  •  8056PMA 3680  STU 501

    • MW
    • Cross, W

PMA 3724

Tragedy and its audiences from ancient Greece to modern theater and film. Topics: origins of theatrical conventions; Shakespeare and Seneca; tragedy in modern theater and film. Works studied will include: ... view course details

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    Combined with: CLASS 3645COML 3440

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

PMA 3747

Religious beliefs, practices, and conflicts shape our world and influence global politics.  Yet mediatized depictions of religion can be reductive and polarizing.  Moreover, these depictions may be different ... view course details

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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

  •  8992PMA 3800  STU 501

    • TR
    • Goelzer, C

PMA 3805

In this introductory class, students will study elements of successful dramatic writing: strong structure, effective dialogue, and imaginative theatricality. Students will craft and revise short plays, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

PMA 3815

Telling jokes to a friend, making introductions, guiding meetings large and small, constructing and delivering business presentations, legal arguments or formal speeches are all examples of public ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16311PMA 3815  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Maggor, R

PMA 3865

A laboratory approach to new plays involving text analysis, scene work, and interactions with the authors of unproduced work. Authors who agree to participate with the class will submit plays for study ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

  •  8645PMA 3880  STU 501

    • MW
    • Milles, B

PMA 3885

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17193PMA 3885  STU 501

    • TR
    • Black, T

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

PMA 4222

Advanced and pre-professional advanced ballet and modern technique. This class meets 4 days per week. This course is a combination of PMA 3210 and PMA 3220 in the same semester.  Attendance to concerts ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Graded

  •  9740PMA 4222  STU 501

    • MTWR
    • Chu, J

      Suber, P

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

  •  8084PMA 4225  STU 501

    • TR
    • Chu, J

PMA 4230

Pre-professional/Advanced ballet or modern technique with modern and contemporary ballet company repertory rehearsal and performances. This class meets 2 days per week, 3 hrs. 10 minutes per ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  9715PMA 4230  STU 501

    • MW
    • Suber, P

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  9800PMA 4230  STU 502

    • TR
    • Chu, J

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

  •  7882PMA 4351  STU 501

    • MW
    • Suber, P

PMA 4501

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    Combined with: PMA 6501

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

PMA 4607

A studio practicum that is the culmination of several semesters of coursework in choreography and design, this course is the student's preparation for an end of semester public presentation of an original ... view course details

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  • 2-4 Credits Graded

  •  9724PMA 4607  STU 501

    • TBA
    • Chu, J

PMA 4608

AUPR in Design is a capstone experience in practice as research. Student take a leadership role as a designer, working with faculty as peers on a fully supported departmental production. After taking courses ... view course details

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  • 2-4 Credits Graded

  •  9725PMA 4608  STU 501

    • TBA
    • Intemann, E

PMA 4609

The purpose of this course is to give interested and able undergraduate students the ability to gain skill and experience in the practice and art of directing.  To be considered for the AUPR-Directing, ... view course details

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  • 2-4 Credits Graded

  •  9726PMA 4609  STU 501

    • TBA
    • Staff

PMA 4825

This class will explore the wide and varied application of theatrical techniques and practices to struggles for social justice in diverse historical moments, cultural contexts, and geographic locales. ... view course details

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    Combined with: PMA 6825

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

PMA 4950

First of a two-semester sequence (the second is PMA 4951) for seniors engaged in an honors project.  You can find the honors guidelines and form at http://pma.cornell.edu/honors. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6623PMA 4950  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Intemann, E

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8470PMA 4950  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Bunn, A

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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

  •  8058PMA 4951  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Staff

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

  •  8086PMA 4952  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Bunn, A

PMA 6501

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

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

PMA 6825

This class will explore the wide and varied application of theatrical techniques and practices to struggles for social justice in diverse historical moments, cultural contexts, and geographic locales. ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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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

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PMA 9900

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

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