Proposed Courses for 2014-15updates to follow
- Shaw Festival Courses 2014
- Medieval Theatre Courses 2014
- Drama Minor Concentration
- Required for Teachables
- For courses outside the Dept that count as Drama
- More information -email Lee Atkinson
100/200 Level CoursesCourse / Units / Term
300 Level CoursesCourse / Units / Term
DRAM 100 (6) F/W
DRAM 220 (3) F
Summer Courses 2014
More courses that can count as DRAMA or electives
STSC300 (3) (Fall) Acting for the Camera (prerequ 237, preference given to students in STSC and Maj DRAM)
STSC309 (3) (Fall)Practical course, Intensive 3 weekends, Oct24-Nov9, Media and Community
STSC339 Media and Performance - STSC, DRAM and Film students, see info below
STSC381 Understanding Audiences - STSC, DRAM and Film students - see info below
400/500 Level Courses
DRAM 501 Playwriting (F/W)
LLCU 200 (3) Introduction to Semiotics and CommunicationThis course presents a critical study of the interpretative acts underlying the understanding of signs. It traces the development of semiotics from an historical perspective through the works of theoreticians such as F.de Saussure, C.S.Peirce, R.Barthes, A.J.Greimans, U.Eco, and S.Lange. Particular attention will be paid to the function of verbal and non-verbal signs in the literary and linguistic fields as well as communication through theatre, cinema, art, and the media.
STSC 381: (3) Understanding Audiences: Spectatorship Across the ArtsThis course examines the complex role of audiences in art and cultural practices from the late 19th century to the present. Drawing upon a range of media, including theatre, film, visual art, and gaming, it will explore dominant paradigms of spectatorship that characterize how audiences witness and play. We will begin with the ‘shock and awe’ model that characterizes modern art and theatre movements in Europe whereby playwrights staged riots in the theatre (Ubu Roi, 1896) and visual artists put urinals in art galleries (Fountain, 1917). These historical examples will form the basis for discussing subsequent activist and interactive art and cultural practices where viewers were challenged to enter into the space of art and participate. Students will read these practices in conjunction with theories of reception, which like art movements, posses their own shifts regarding the role of spectators and spectatorship.
STSC339: (3) Media and PerformanceThis course examines how performance shapes our social experiences and lived identities. From the daily acts of self-performance on social media to the ‘once in a life time’ performances in the Olympic Games, performance binds contemporary cultural practices, small and large. It underlies the micro acts we generate with every ‘tweet’ and the macro acts we witness as viewers. We will focus on how different social players (from artists and activists to bloggers and brand managers) customize diverse and differently-scaled social events for multiple cities and commercial markets. Case-studies will range from art projects designed to be staged in parallel sites to mega-events like World Expos designed to be staged for national and global audiences.