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PMA 3220 : Dance Technique III/Modern
Crosslisted as: PE 1185 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Jumay Chu
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.
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PMA 3210 : Dance Technique III/Classical
Crosslisted as: PE 1184 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
P. Suber
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.
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PMA 3000 : Independent Study
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Dehanza Rogers
Panagiotis Angelopoulos
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 the student's program of study and agree to provide continuing supervision of the work.
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PMA 2830 : The Expressive Voice
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Rebekah Maggor
This course introduces students to the primary components of vocal technique in performance.  Over the course of the semester, students will work through a series of vocal exercises which provide the basis for good vocal practice and mediated performance contexts.
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PMA 2800 : Introduction to Acting
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
J Gainor
Beth Milles
Carolyn Goelzer
Panagiotis Angelopoulos
Rebekah Maggor
Theo Black
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 and vocal exercises, improvisation, and text and character. There is required play reading, play attendance, and some scene study.
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PMA 2670 : Shakespeare
Crosslisted as: ENGL 2270 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Barbara Correll
This class aims to give students a good historical and critical grounding in Shakespeare's drama and its central place in Renaissance culture. Our study will include attention to dramatic forms, Shakespeare's themes, and social and historical contexts, including early modern English theater history. The course combines lectures and hands-on work in weekly discussions focused on performance, close reading, and questions raised by the plays. We will also view some film adaptations of Shakespeare. Fall semester plays include The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Othello, King Lear, Richard II, Henry IV Part One, and Henry V. Summer semester plays may vary.
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PMA 2633 : Music as Drama: An Introduction to Opera
Crosslisted as: MUSIC 2241 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Rebecca Harris-Warrick
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 class will examine the texts that have been turned into operas, the musical conventions that have guided composers (or against which they have worked), and the decisions directors make when they put operas on stage. Each work will be seen as well as heard-either in a special screening or, at least once in the semester, in a live performance. Students who have a strong background in music may wish to also enroll in MUSIC 3901, which involves an extra class-period per week where the music is discussed in greater detail. Permission of the instructor is required for this one-credit addition.
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PMA 2611 : Stage Management Laboratory
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Warren Cross
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 stage manager.
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PMA 2610 : Production Crew Laboratory
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Warren Cross
Edward Intemann
Sarah Bernstein
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 to create a unified artistic vision. Program lighting, sound, or video boards, or participate as a dresser, stage crew member, assistant stage manager, production assistant or projectionist.
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PMA 2540 : Introduction to Film Analysis: Meaning and Value
Crosslisted as: VISST 2174 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Veronica Fitzpatrick
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 modes.
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