Advanced Studies in Performance: Theater Production
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This program supports intermediate and advanced students in the performing arts.
In Advanced Studies in Performance: Theatre Production students will form a company of artists who will collaborate with each other over a wide-variety of artistic practices. Using a rehearsal/workshop environment students will experience training in acting, directing, movement, and vocal techniques in order to utilize these skills in a final production in winter and spring quarters. These productions may come from the realistic or experimental theater and there will be emphasis on non-traditional and site-specific performance spaces. The first seven to eight weeks of each quarter will be spent in rehearsal. The remaining time in final; rehearsals for performance. Drawing upon the interdisciplinary nature of theater, this program involves primarily acting, but may also include dramaturgical work, dance, assistant directing, stage management, set, costume, and/or lighting work, publicity, and all the other areas related to successful play production. For example, a student will spend three quarters of the program time in rehearsal, and the rest of the time working on publicity, props, costumes, or on some other aspect of the performance. In short, every student will participate in more than one area of the production process. Students will also explore the various theories particular to different areas of rehearsal and performance, which will allow them to make make effective use of time and human resources. Company members will also explore various techniques, which they will put into practice during the rehearsal and performance. Performances will be given throughout the quarter. Students should be highly disciplined and able to work independently but also in a highly collaborative environment. Particular emphasis will be placed on how to create, using a minimum of resources, without compromising the quality of one's artistic vision.
Please note there will also be positions in technical theater, assistant directing, stage management, set, costumes, lighting, props and publicity. Students with an interest in technical theater should apply for these positions.
Credits per quarter
- Winter: Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
- Spring Complete Online Learning - This offering delivers all of its instruction online.
$100 for Winter performances and supplies
$100 for Spring for tickets for performances and supplies
Class Size: 25
25% Reserved for Freshmen
Located in: Olympia