Music Theater Courses

Music Theater

Introduction to Art Making

LCA 101 · Spring 2019

C01 · Mondays & Wednesdays, 11:00 am - 12:20 pm

Instructors: Aynsley Vandenbroucke · Boris Fishman · Daniel Heyman · Jane Cox · Ruth Ochs · Stacy Wolf

How do artists make art? How do we evaluate it? In this course, students of all levels get to experience firsthand the particular challenges and rewards of art making through practical engagement with five fields — creative writing, visual art, theater, dance, and music — under the guidance of professionals.

Introduction to Movement and Dance

DAN 209 / MTD 209 / THR 209 · Spring 2019

U01 · Mondays & Wednesdays 2:30 - 4:20 pm

Instructors: Aynsley Vandenbroucke

Designed for people with little or no previous training in dance, the class will be a mixture of movement techniques, improvisation, choreography, observing, writing, and discussing.

There She Is: Beauty, Pageantry, & Spectacular Femininity in American Life

GSS 322 / MTD 324 / AMS 325 / THR 324 · Spring 2019

S01 · Thursdays, 1:30-4:20 pm

Instructors: Brian Herrera

As it approaches its centennial, the Miss America Pageant (1921- ) stands among the most enduring — and enduringly controversial — popular performance traditions of American life and culture. This course offers an intensive, method-based historical overview of how "Miss America" as both idea and event documents the shifting ways gender, sexuality, race and embodiment been comprehended in the United States, even as it also examines the disparate ways the "beauty pageant" as a performance genre has been adopted and adapted by/for communities excluded by the rules of Miss America.

Theater Making Studio

THR 402 / MTD 402 · Spring 2019

C01 · Mondays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm

Instructors: John Doyle

This course explores theories and practices in contemporary theater making and will be a workshop of ideas for junior theater certificate students preparing for independent work in their senior year.

Creative Intellect

THR 405 / MTD 405 · Spring 2019

C01 · Fridays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm

Instructors: Brian Herrera · Elena Araoz · Vince di Mura

Creative Intellect is a collaborative workshop course designed to bridge the critical and creative dimensions of performance research.