Performing and Media Arts (PMA)Arts and Sciences

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PMA 1117

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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 1121

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

PMA 1127

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

PMA 1129

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

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

  •  7641PMA 1410  LEC 001

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

  •  7269PMA 1610  STU 501

    • TBA
    • Bernstein, S

      Cross, W

      Intemann, E

  • To enroll in this course you will need to attend the information session held in the Schwartz Center Lobby during the first week of classes.

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

  •  7301PMA 1611  STU 501

    • TBA
    • Intemann, E

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  • 1-2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  7302PMA 1611  STU 502

    • TBA
    • Levitt, B

  • To enroll in this course you will need to attend the information session held in the Schwartz Center Lobby during the first week of classes.

PMA 1670

The Student Laboratory Theatre Company (SLTC) is a group of student-actors who earn credit by acting in three scenes directed by students taking PMA 4880. Students enrolling in SLTC for credit earn 1 credit ... view course details

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  • 1-2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 18156PMA 1670  STU 501

    • TBA
    • Feldshuh, D

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

  •  7255PMA 2220  STU 501

  • Course fee of $40.

PMA 2411

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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PMA 2600

Lectures, discussion, and project work introduce the principles of designing and making scenery, costumes and lighting for live and mediated performance. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7270PMA 2600  SEM 101

  • If class is closed go to room 223 of the Schwartz Center to be placed on a wait-list.

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

  • 16055PMA 2605  LEC 001

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

  •  7271PMA 2610  STU 501

    • TBA
    • Bunn, A

  • To enroll in this course you will need to attend the information session held in the Schwartz Center Lobby during the first week of classes.

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  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  •  7272PMA 2610  STU 502

    • TBA
    • Intemann, E

  • To enroll in this course you will need to attend the information session held in the Schwartz Center Lobby during the first week of classes.

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  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  •  7273PMA 2610  STU 503

    • TBA
    • Bernstein, S

  • To enroll in this course you will need to attend the information session held in the Schwartz Center Lobby during the first week of classes.

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  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  •  7274PMA 2610  STU 504

    • TBA
    • Cross, W

  • To enroll in this course you will need to attend the information session held in the Schwartz Center Lobby during the first week of classes.

PMA 2633

Opera has been enthralling audiences for 400 years; this course explores the multiple facets of its appeal. Using seven operas as the focus-chosen from different periods, national traditions, and styles-the ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: MUSIC 2241

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7729PMA 2633  LEC 001

PMA 2681

What can we learn about Shakespeare's plays from their reception by late modernity? What can we learn about modern cultures from the way they appropriate these texts and the Shakespeare mystique? We will ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 2080

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7808PMA 2681  LEC 001

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

  •  7346PMA 2800  STU 501

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

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  7347PMA 2800  STU 502

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

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  7348PMA 2800  STU 503

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

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  7350PMA 2800  STU 505

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

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  7351PMA 2800  STU 506

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

PMA 2805

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  • 3 Credits Graded

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

  •  7284PMA 3000  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Goetz, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7976PMA 3000  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Salvato, N

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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  •  7259PMA 3210  STU 501

  • Course fee of $40.

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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  •  7261PMA 3220  STU 501

  • Course fee of $40.

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

  •  7265PMA 3225  STU 501

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 3350

Formally titled "technosomakinesics," this class works to expand the specific aesthetics related to dance as embodied performance. Included in the process is the analysis of built environments that both ... 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

  •  7267PMA 3351  STU 501

PMA 3522

This course examines the origins, evolution, and contemporary resonance of film noir. Beginning with a look at expressionist and crime films of Weimar Germany, we will then examine a body of classic films ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GERST 3522VISST 3522

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18377PMA 3522  SEM 101

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

  •  7371PMA 3531  SEM 101

  • Registration through department registrar in room 223 only.

PMA 3532

Focuses on the structure and style of the original web-series and long-form short screenplay, and incorporates extensive peer feedback, workshop, and revision. Students will produce and revise an original ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  7383PMA 3532  STU 501

  • Submission of application required before enrolling. Obtain application in room 223 of the Schwartz Center.

PMA 3551

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 6551VISST 3176

  • 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

  • 18157PMA 3570  STU 501

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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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: All God's Chillun

  • 17365PMA 3609  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Simmons, G

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Shakespeare Abridged

  • 17366PMA 3609  LEC 002

    • TBA
    • Guyton, J

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

  •  7358PMA 3610  STU 501

    • TBA
    • Bernstein, S

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  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  •  7359PMA 3610  STU 502

    • TBA
    • Intemann, E

      Ranii, E

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  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  •  9122PMA 3610  STU 503

    • TBA
    • Levitt, B

PMA 3615

Introduction to draping and patterning basics followed by research, experimentation, and translation of historic silhouettes and structure.  Previous basic machine sewing experience helpful but ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7283PMA 3615  STU 501

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 3660

Design of costumes for theatre and film, concentrating on script and character analysis, period research, design elements, figure drawing and rendering skills, and an understanding of production ... 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

  •  7356PMA 3680  STU 501

PMA 3751

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 3757

Explores major American playwrights from 1900 to 1960, introducing students to American theatre as a significant part of modern American cultural history. We will consider the ways in which theatre has ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 3360ENGL 3360

  • 4 Credits Graded

PMA 3770

The course focuses on Shakespeare's middle to late plays, from the "problem comedies," through the great tragedies and romances.  While we will pay particular attention to questions of dramatic form (genre) ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 3270

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8041PMA 3770  SEM 101

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

  • 17828PMA 3800  STU 501

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

  • 17464PMA 3815  LEC 001

PMA 4190

What is distinctive about American Shakespeare? Is it merely a less confident cousin of its more prestigious UK relative; or does it have a character of its own? What is currently happening with 'American ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 4194ENGL 4291

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7618PMA 4190  LEC 080

  • Taught in Washington, DC.

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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  •  7262PMA 4220  STU 501

  • Course fee of $40.

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

  •  7266PMA 4225  STU 501

PMA 4350

Continuation of PMA 3350. PMA 4350 expands on principles explored in PMA 3350 using more complex and interactive software and spatialities. Students must create work utilizing projections and built objects ... 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

  •  7268PMA 4351  STU 501

PMA 4440

This course will examine intersections of film history and the environment. Using German cinema as a case study, we will look at how moving image media have negotiated ecological issues from the early ... view course details

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  • 18379PMA 4440  SEM 101

  • Weekly film screening, TBA.

PMA 4570

Intensive course in 16mm filmmaking and digital video in which each student develops a significant documentary or experimental project both critically and creatively. view course details

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  • 18174PMA 4570  STU 501

PMA 4585

Intensive filmmaking/media production course in which students focus on developing and producing an accomplished creative project over the semester (16mm, HD, sound art, and multi-media are all options). ... view course details

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  • 18176PMA 4585  STU 501

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

  •  7360PMA 4610  STU 501

    • TBA
    • Intemann, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  7361PMA 4610  STU 502

    • TBA
    • Staff

PMA 4620

Concentrates on designing lighting for different genres of performance in various venues. Emphasis is placed on developing both the visual sophistication and the technical artistry of the lighting designer. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: VISST 4563

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

PMA 4640

Builds on the techniques learned in PMA 3640. Students will execute more complex design projects tailored to their particular skills, goals, and interests, with emphasis on developing professional standards ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17466PMA 4640  STU 501

PMA 4675

Examines how collaboration among stage directors, designers, and actors leads to differing interpretations of plays. The course focuses on how the texts themselves are blueprints for productions with particular ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 4210VISST 4546

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17471PMA 4675  SEM 101

PMA 4800

This class focuses on advanced challenges for the stage presented by particular authors or plays that have a particular stylistic or structural demand. Focuses on advanced challenges for the stage. Monologues ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17494PMA 4800  STU 501

PMA 4835

An understanding of performance as object and lens, modality and method, is integral to scholarship and research across the humanities and social sciences. Charting the advent and defining principles of ... view course details

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PMA 4880

Builds on the directing techniques learned in Fundamentals of Directing I. In this course each student directs actors from the Student Laboratory Theatre Company in a series of projects and public presentations ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17849PMA 4880  STU 101

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

  •  7308PMA 4951  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Intemann, E

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7309PMA 4951  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Salvato, N

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7310PMA 4951  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Salvato, N

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18837PMA 4951  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Quinonez, E

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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PMA 6551

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 3551VISST 3176

  • 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

  •  7586PMA 6600  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Castillo, D

PMA 6835

An understanding of performance as object and lens, modality and method, is integral to scholarship and research across the humanities and social sciences. Charting the advent and defining principles of ... view course details

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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

  •  7292PMA 7000  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  7296PMA 7000  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Salvato, N

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  7298PMA 7000  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Warner, S

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

  •  7612PMA 7100  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Salvato, N

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7628PMA 7100  SEM 102

    • TBA
    • Warner, S

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

  •  7303PMA 9900  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Salvato, N