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PMA 4532 : Advanced Screenwriting
Crosslisted as: PMA 6532 Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
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 long short film and show pilot, in addition to crafting a log-line, treatment, and pitch for their film.​
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PMA 4505 : Playwriting II
Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
This course builds on skills developed in Playwriting I. Focusing on the development of longer scripts and the process of getting them to the stage, students will write a long one act play, and the materials to market it. The class will involve daily exercises, lessons on various issues of craft and the business of playwriting, and substantial workshopping and revision. Students will learn how to research opportunities for sending their work out and will leave the class with a polished script, a sense of themselves as writers, and the skills to take their play into production.
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PMA 4504 : The City: Asia
Crosslisted as: ASIAN 4423, ASIAN 6623, FGSS 4504, FGSS 6504 Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
Arnika Fuhrmann
This course uses the lens of temporality to track transformations in notions of urban personhood and collective life engendered by recent trans-Asia economic shifts. We will develop tools that help unpack the spatial and cultural forms of density and the layered histories that define the contemporary urban fabric of cities such as Hanoi, Bangkok, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. The course combines the investigation of the cinemas and literatures of the region with the study of recent writing on cities from Asian studies, film studies, queer theory, urban studies, political theory, religious studies, cultural geography, literary theory, and anthropology.
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PMA 4420 : Cinematography I
Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
An introduction to motion picture photography through the fundamental tools and principles of cinematography. Students will learn the art of creating images that support and enhance story. Through lectures, discussions, guests and screenings, students will acquire an appreciation of the art form. Throughout the semester students will learn the language of image construction, as well as analysis and deconstruction.  Students will learn how to crew together, through weekly collaborative exercises and projects using both film and digital cameras. They will explore the principles and tools of lighting and camera techniques, covering topics such as people, environment, spatial relationships, movement, color, and continuity. Students are expected to fulfill roles (cinematographer, gaffer, assistant camera, etc.) outside of class for the films in PMA 4585: Advanced Filmmaking. 
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PMA 4371 : Performing Modernism in the Chinese Body
Crosslisted as: ASIAN 4479 Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
What is the history of the body in performance in China, inside and outside the opera, and how far is the Asian body expressed or effaced in modern times? Does the Asian body on the stage and on the screen make a categorical difference in Western eyes? Is there a dynamic between cultures that is subtler than dialogue and that only the body can produce? This course is designed to realize the possibility of historical understanding through dance, theater, and film. 
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PMA 4351 : Transpositioning the Body II
Crosslisted as: PMA 3351 Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
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 his tenure as an A.D. White Professor-at-Large in 2010. The course will begin by using tools developed by Forsythe in his CD ROM, Improvisation Technologies and will continue to be structured through student and faculty consultation. The long term goal is to establish curriculum that can continue to develop new performance and installation work based on Forsythe's philosophies in his various fields of interests and how they relate to concert dance. Collaborations between fields such as dance, architecture, engineering and other design fields will be cultivated.
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PMA 4350 : Technology and the Moving Body II
Crosslisted as: PMA 3350, VISST 3758, VISST 4758 Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
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 or interactive web based projects.
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PMA 4230 : Pre-Professional Technique & Repertory
Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
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 day with additionally scheduled rehearsal and performance times TBA. This course is a continuation of, and supplement to, PMA 3210 and PMA 3220.
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PMA 4225 : Mapping the Moving Body II
Crosslisted as: PMA 3225 Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
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 theory. The class will choose to study one choreographer or theorist whose negotiations across critical boundaries of the global, postmodern space will afford a framework for the making of an original, collaborative work.
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PMA 4222 : Advanced Dance Technique
Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
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 and related presentations, and short critical analysis of those events are required.
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