Theatre Arts (TA)

TA 520. Acting Workshop3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Departmental consent.

Description: Practical problems in the art of acting approached in a laboratory setting.

Note: Meets with TA 530.
Note: May be repeated.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 521. Stage Movement I3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Development of physical expressiveness and agility for the stage.

Note: One section each semester.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 522. Stage Movement II3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Development of physical expressiveness and agility for the stage.

Note: One section each semester.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 523. Stage Speech I3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Development of voice production and articulation for the stage.

Note: One section each semester.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 524. Stage Speech II3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Development of voice production and articulation for the stage.

Note: One section each semester.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 525. Advanced Studies in Acting1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Group studies in specialized areas of actor training. Two-to-six hours of laboratory work, as announced in Schedule of Courses.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 526. Tools for a Global Theatre3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: Cultural issues, perspectives, and approaches to theatre in various parts of the world will be addressed using both classical and contemporary texts.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 529. Actors Theatre of Louisville Workshop3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or faculty consent.

Description: Organization of commercial theatre, auditioning techniques, and employment possibilities.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 530. Directing Workshop3 Units

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.

Description: Practical problems in the art of directing approached in a laboratory setting.

Note: Meets with TA 520.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 532. Advanced Directing the Black Experience3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: Advanced techniques for staging plays from an African-centered perspective.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 533. Stage Management3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Techniques of production management during audition, rehearsal, and performance. Practical project required.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 540. Problems in Technical Theatre3 Units

Prerequisite(s): TA 241.

Description: Topics vary by semester, but may include: A) Welding, B) Sound Design, C) Technical Direction, and/or D) Special Topics.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 541. Topics: Scene Design3 Units

Prerequisite(s): TA 340.

Description: Topics vary by semester, but may include: A) Scene Design, B) Advanced Scene Design, C) Design for the Camera, and/or D) Design for Lyric Theatre. E. Special Topics

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 543. Scenographic Techniques3 Units

Prerequisite(s): TA 340.

Description: Topics vary by semester, but may include: A) CAD for Stage Design, B) Sketching and Rendering - Scenery, C) Scene Painting, and/or D) Special Topics.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 545. Topics: Costume Design3 Units

Prerequisite(s): TA 345.

Description: Topics vary by semester, but may include: A) Advanced Costume Design, B) Costume History, C) Costume Construction, D) Sewing Techniques, E) Sketching and Rendering - Costumes, and/or F) Special Topics.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 547. Advanced Black Aesthetic on Stage3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: Exploration of scenic, costume, lighting, and sound design from an Afrocentric perspective.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 549. Topics: Lighting Design3 Units

Prerequisite(s): TA 349.

Description: Topics vary by semester, but may include: A. Lighting Design, B. Advanced Lighting Design, and/or C. Special Topics

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 550. Culminating Undergraduate Experience Practicum - CUE3 Units

Prerequisite(s): 90 credit hours.

Description: The Theatre Arts CUE course is an independent project that demonstrates the student's ability to conceptualize, analyze, communicate and direct, design, perform, manage or otherwise take a leadership role in a work for the stage.

Course Attribute(s): CUE - This course fulfills the Culminating Undergraduate Experience (CUE) requirement for certain degree programs. CUE courses are advanced-level courses intended for majors with at least 90 earned credits/senior-level status.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 555. Special Topics in Theatre1-3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Advanced study of specific areas of theatre arts.

Note: May be repeated.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 557. Advanced Hip-Hop Theatre3 Units

Description: Advanced exploration of hip-hop theatre and forerunners of hip-hop culture and art--including its relationship to African-American, American multicultural and postmodern styes--through discussion, reading, research and performance exercises.

Note: Undergraduate credit may not be earned for both this course and TA 357.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 560. Directed Study in Theatre History3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Survey of theatre history and literature, supplemented with directed reading of secondary sources.

Note: Meets with TA 360-TA 361.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 562. Advanced Black Dramatic Literature3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: An examination of the drama of selected African-descended writers whose work stands out as exceptional in the realm of dramatic literature. The material will be explored by means of lectures, play readings, written responses, in-depth discussion, videos, student projects and presentations.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 563. Advanced African-American Women in Theatre3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: Examines the full range of African-American women working in theatre including playwrights, performers, designers, theorists, academics,and directors.Includes examination of plays by women of African descent.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 565. Advanced Theatre of the African World3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor.

Description: Cross-cultural examination of the drama of the African-descended playwrights in the African Diaspora.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 566. Advanced History of African-American Theatre3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: Survey of African-American Theatre from 1820 to the present, its relationship to sociopolitical issues in America and its relationship to mainstream American theatre.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 567. Asian Theatre3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

Description: The theatre and drama of Japan, China, and other Asian nations.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 571. Playscript Interpretation - WR3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: Advanced techniques of play analysis, emphasizing the theatre artist's response to text.

Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 600. Thesis Guidance1-6 Units

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 610. Introduction to Graduate Study in Theatre1 Unit

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: Students are introduced to graduate studies, department requirements, life in the professional theatre, and tools for conducting research in the theatre.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 611. Theatre Pedagogy1-3 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

Description: This course is designed to prepare the advanced student of theatre for teaching in the discipline. It will be primarily hands-on, giving students the opportunity to teach, participate, and observe. Students will leave this class with increased practical knowledge of theatre skills, confidence in the role of "teacher," and the ability to articulate goals and expectations.

Note: Course may be repeated for up to three credit hours.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 620. Performance Theory3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: Historical study of major approaches to the aesthetics of acting and directing.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 622. Graduate Movement I-IV3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: Specialized movement studies, covering such areas as character movement, stage combat, circus techniques, and mime.

Note: One section each semester.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 623. Graduate Voice I-IV3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: Specialized vocal studies, covering such areas as character voice, dialects, expansion of vocal range, and integration of voice and body.

Note: One section each semester.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 624. Graduate Acting I-V3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: Intensive studio training focusing, each semester, on developing specific abilities through exercises and scene work.

Note: May be repeated for credit for a total of 15 hours.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 625. MFA Performance Project I1 Unit

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: Practical projects in theatre performance (acting, directing, stage management).

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 626. Thesis Performance2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Practical project in theatre performance (acting, directing, stage management) specifically associated with the writing of the Master of Fine Arts monograph.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 645. MFA Production Project1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: Practical projects in theatre production (design, technical theatre, theatre management).

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 650. Theatre Internship1-12 Units

Prerequisite(s): Approval of department and host organization.

Description: An internship with professional arts organizations.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 654. Independent Study in Community Service0.5-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: Independent study linking the arts with service to the community.

Note: May be repeated for up to 3 credit hours.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 655. Independent Study1-3 Units

Description: Independent study in areas not covered by the regular graduate curriculum.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 664. Approaching African-American Theatre3 Units

Description: Theoretical approaches and practical methods of performing, designing, staging and teaching theatre, literature, and art that springs from an afrocentric perspective. Designed to prepare students to integrate African-American topics into their teaching and to collaborate successfully as artists.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

TA 665. Tools for a Global Theatre3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: Cultural issues, perspectives and approaches to theatre in various parts of the world will be addressed using both classical and contemporary texts.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes