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Spring 2012
Apr 16,2014
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THEA 100 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: THEATER
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on and Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Theater Department

THEA 115 - BASIC ACTING FOR NON-MAJORS
Basic Acting for Non-Majors is a studio course designed to introduce students interested in acting to the fundamentals of the Stanislavski system and its application for modern method acting for scene-work preparation and text analysis. Acting exercises, improvisation and text work will be used to explore the method actors use to approach their craft. This course is designed especially for those students who have had no real experience acting and wish to explore the craft from a very basic standpoint.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 120 - THEATER PRACTICUM
This course is an introduction to all areas in the process of producing live theater with the goal of establishing a common language and understanding of plays, the collabortive work of directors, actors, designers and technical artisans with an emphasis on technical work in building scenery and costumes, props, and lighting. This class is a combination of lecture/discussion and HANDS-ON WORK. We will read and discuss essential plays from a variety of periods and genres. There will be presentations from the directors and designers for each of the semester's productions covering the point of view of the production and how the design supports and enhances the director's vision. We will discuss various professional theater and educational theater venues, their operations and organizations. There will also be an introduction to professional theater associations and unions. These discussions will comprise the first part of most class meetings followed by intensive experiential work on the productions. Lab Fee: $50.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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THEA 125 - VISUAL IMAGINATION
To explore the use of basic design tools, such as line, shape, form, scale, and texture as a means of visually communicating ideas and emotion. The syllabus is a framework only and weekly topics and assignments may change to suport the class work.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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THEA 130 - STAGE MAKEUP
A lab course which explores the materials and techniques used in the art of make-up for the stage, with applications in film and TV. Emphasis is on making choices based on character analysis and using make-up design to support those choices. Approximate cost of materials: $60.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 135 - BASIC MODERN DANCE
This course will take students from the fundamentals to more complicated variations of modern dance. Several major styles of modern dance will be introduced.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 140 - TRADITIONAL AFRICAN DANCE
Traditional African Dance teaches the dances, the rhythms and movements that are inextricably linked to ancient African myth and religion. Stories that underlie the dancing, often accompanied by live drumming, will be part of this class.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Theater Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-INTL-Area Studies-Africa

THEA 145 - TANGO I
Tango I will teach students the fundamental skills of the exciting and dramatic Argentine Tango. Classes will consist of warm-ups, rhythm, and partner exercises as well as free dance time. Video viewings and readings will enhance student appreciation of this popular dance forum. No partner necessary.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 150 - BALLET I
Ballet I is a beginning ballet course in which students will learn the fundamental techniques of this classical art form. Barre and floor work will combine to help students gain strength, balance, alignment and musicality. Readings and video viewings will enhance an historical perspective and understanding of the art form.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 165 - JAZZ DANCE I
Jazz Dance I is an introductory course designed to teach the basic techniques and style of this popular form of dance. Through stretching and strengthening exercises, combinations, and learned routines, students will practice dancing to contemporary music and learn the movement vocabulary used in musical theater productions.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 198 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo college course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Theater Department

THEA 199 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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THEA 200 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: THEATER
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

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THEA 203 - THE CRAFT OF COSTUME I
This studio course will guide the student through all the practical aspects of translating a costume design from sketch to reality, and how to manage wardrobe needs in the costume shop when preparing and maintaining costumes for performance. It will prepare the student for the tasks relating to designing shows for professional theater, or assisting professional designers at Ramapo College. This course will also prepare students for careers and/or graduate study in costume design. During the semester students will develop practical skills using the machinery in BC-201: industrial sewing machine, overlock, steamer and two other sewing machines as well as learning patterning for the various parts of a costume: bodice, skirt, sleeves, hats, etc. They will learn hand-sewing as well as fabric dyeing techniques as well as the organizational tools such as budgeting costumes for a show and costume charts. The course uses historical and conceptual ideas involving drawing and painting. The student will also concentrate on writing skills as the students work on a semester-long weekly journal detailing their skills, as well as a comprehensive final exam. This course can help prepare students for THEA 235. Lab Fee: $50.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 204 - HISTORY OF COSTUME & FASHION
The history of costume and fashion from the earliest civilizations to the end of the 20th century. The main emphasis of this course is on western civilization, but the clothing of Eurasia and the Far East are included. The course time will be spent on lecture and discussion with Powerpoint presentations and a field trip and viewing major costume films.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Theater Department

Course Attributes:
GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES

THEA 209 - BRITISH THEATER
What makes the United Kingdom's theatrical tradition unique and distinct from America's or Continental Europe's? This course explores the remarkable richness and diversity of the British theatre. Beginning with an in-depth study of Shakespeare, his plays, life and times, and ending with an experience of contemporary "fringe" performance at The Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, we will explore the major playwrights and periods in the British theatre through reading plays, attending performances, touring London, Stratford, and Edinburgh and visiting both the Theatre and British Museums. In addition to the scheduled performances students are encouraged to see other productions of their own choosing.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

THEA 211 - ARTS MANAGEMENT-THEATER
An introduction to the four major areas of theater management. The organization and structure of management skills, budget and finance, box office procedures, and other areas of the theater's business practices will be investigated. This course is relevant for students of business, theater, and management of the arts.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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THEA 212 - SCENIC ART
This class covers the theory and techniques of scenic painting as used in film, theater, and television. Topics include: painting media, surfaces, tools, equipment, and techniques necessary to create realistic backdrops and other three-dimensional scenery as well as trompe-l'oeuil (trick of the eye) painting of two-dimensional scenery. Color mixing, scale, and lay-out techniques will be directly applied to a variety of hands-on projects such as wood-graining, brick, stonework, moldings, and ornamental detail. Students will create a portfolio of full scale paintings demonstrating these techniques. Lab Fee: $50.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 213 - PRODUCTION WORKSHOP
The development, rehearsal, and performance of a new or existing play in the context of a workshop presentation. Students will serve as actors, stage managers, drama dramaturges, designers, and technicians. The course will cover all facets of the theatrical experience, from script development and analysis to performance, culminating in a showcase production.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Theater Department

THEA 217 - VISUAL IMAGINATION
Exploring the use of basic design tools, such as line, shape, form, scale, and texture as a means of visually communicating ideas and emotions. Approximate cost of materials: $50.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 221 - BASIC ACTING
A study of the fundamental techniques of acting. Physical and verbal expression, script analysis and character interpretation will be developed through intensive use of theater games and scenes.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 226 - BASIC LIGHTING FOR STAGE AND TV
The art and practice of stage lighting and design with direct applications in film and video. Emphasis is on familiarity with lighting equipment, color, lighting control, and communication of visual ideas through light. Hands-on production work is a component of this class. Lab Fee: $50.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 227 - STAGECRAFT: LECTURE AND LAB
An introduction to the skills, materials, and tools used in the construction of scenery for theater, film, and video. Students will gain practical experience by building scenery for the major Contemporary Arts theater production during lab hours. Lab Fee: $50.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 229 - SET DESIGN
The art of set design for theater, with applications in film and video. Emphasis is on interpretation of the literature, research, developing the ground plan, and the presentation of ideas. Approximate cost of materials: $50.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 232 - HISTORY OF THEATER
An exploration of the historical development of the theater from its origins to the beginnings of modern theater in the late 19th century. Through this course, you will see how theater reflects the intellectual, social, political and religious life of cultures defined by place and time.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Theater Department

Course Attributes:
GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES

THEA 233 - DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN THEATER
This course is an exploration of representative examples of theater from the beginnings of Realism to the end of the 20th century. Through this course, students will study how theater reflects the intellectual, social, political and religious life of cultures defined by place and time. This is a required course of Theater majors and minors and fulfills General Education Topics: Arts and Humanities requirements as it introduces students to the methods of inquiry of theater and performance through the critical examination of play texts and performances and their social, cultural, and historical contexts.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Theater Department

Course Attributes:
GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES, WRITING INTENSIVE

THEA 235 - COSTUME DESIGN
(Formerly THEA 335) An approach to costume design for theater, TV and film, exploring concept and presentation, research, and practical aspects. There will be both period and modern projects using various methods of presentation.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Theater Department

Course Attributes:
GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES

THEA 239 - BASIC DIRECTING
An exploration of techniques used in directing a theatrical production, from the choice of script to the opening performance. Problems of play interpretation, characterization, visualization of production values, and rehearsal procedures will be analyzed. For students who have had at least one course in performing or technical theater.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 242 - PRODUCING THE PLAY
Open to all students interested in the theater. This course provides opportunities for independent work on theater productions in the following areas: acting, directing, state management, scenery, costumes, lighting, sound, properties, publicity, box office, and house management. Lab time to be arranged. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 245 - BASIC PLAYWRITING
An introduction to the basic fundamentals of writing for the stage, including author's premise, point of attack, dramatic action/conflict, and character development.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 250 - CLASSIC THEATER IN JAPAN
By studying the acting, staging and theatrical concepts of Noh, Kabuki, and Bunraku, the classical theater of Japan, the student will become acquainted with Japan and the Japanese. Japan's belief in her mythological beginnings to her emergence into the 20th century will be studied through her theater past and present. Some comparison to Western theater will be included.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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THEA 260 - VOICE AND MOVEMENT
Through a synthesis of Modern Dance, Yoga, Suzuki, Lecoq, and Linklater techniques, students will explore and broaden their physical and vocal ranges. Exercises are designed to teach techniques that both strengthen and sensitize students, so that they may become confident effective performers.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 265 - CHOREOGRAPHY I
This course will teach the basics of choreography from the point of view of modern dance where human motion through space is a medium for theatrical and artistic communication. Students will use structured improvisation to explore and develop material. Classroom composition exercises will evolve into individual choreographic studies. Non-dancers and artists from other disciplines are welcome to take this course.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 267 - MODERN DANCE II
This intermediate level modern dance course continues to build physical skills which allow the student to move with awareness, power, and flexibility. Classwork will be based on ideas and techniques of several major innovators, including Graham, Humphrey, Limon, Holm, Cunningham, and Paxton. There will be readings and video screenings introducing the work of several other modern choreographers.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 298 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo college course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Theater Department

THEA 299 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Theater Department

THEA 300 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: THEATER
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

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THEA 303 - INTERMEDIATE ACTING
Through intensive analysis, workshop, and classroom presentation of classic texts (from Shakespeare to Shaw) students will acquire the analytical and practical skills necessary to bring life to text.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 310 - CRAFT OF COSTUME II
Craft of Costume II is for the student who has mastered the basics of costume construction and costume shop management in THEA 203. The class will concentrate on draping projects specific to Theater Program productions during the semester as well as constructing garments of a specific historical period based on a play, supplemented by field trips to New York to directly observe costume and historic costume techniques at museums and costume collections. Lab Fee: $50.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 312 - AUDITIONING
A study of the process of auditioning, from choice of material and analyses of script, through performance. Through a series of applied exercises, the student actor will be trained for effectiveness in the practices of the audition.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 315 - CLOWNING AND COMEDY
This studio course examines the history and tradition of clowning and the comic arts. Students will develop clown characters and characteristics, and learn techniques to apply acting skills to that most illusive and difficult of performing arts--comedy.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 320 - MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP
A vocally-oriented musical theater/cabaret experience, combining solo and group singing with acting and dance and culminating in a showcase performance at the end of the term. Each semester focuses on a particular repertory with songs specifically selected for the members of the ensemble.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 323 - AMERICAN EXPERIMENTAL THEATER: 1950 TO THE PRESENT
Students will examine the origins, history, and techniques of various American artists working on experimental theatrical work since 1950. They will study various elements of these artists, including their social and cultural context and their relationship to other media and art forms such as visual arts, cinema, television, and literature. They will analyze performance texts and essays, view performances in live venues and on film, and visit venues and converse with working artists and producers. They will reflect upon and analyze the intents, methodologies, content, and theories of the various artists and critics in class discussions, in-class and take-home written assignments. They will synthesize their knowledge in their final creative individualized projects.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Theater Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-Amer-Artistic Expression, MJ-AMER-Amer Artistic Express, CA-School Core-300 Level

THEA 325 - ADVANCED LIGHTING DESIGN
A continuation of the theory and practice of stage lighting, including color theory, instrumentation, and control. This course involves more in-depth projects, from analyzing the written script in the development of the lighting design, carried through the drafting of a light plot to communicate the design. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 326 - ADVANCED ACTING
A study of different approaches to acting. Techniques of visualization, listening and commitment to character objectives will be explored through the use of monologues, scenes, and special projects.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 328 - CONTEMPORARY WOMEN PLAYWRIGHTS
This course is a survey of the complexity and diversity of contemporary women playwrights. The course will follow a seminar format in which students will research particular writers and critically analyze their work, both in oral presentations and written papers. Discussions will focus on the artistic and literary contributions women playwrights have made to the style, content, insight, and commercial viability of the contemporary theater landscape.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Theater Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-AMER-Gender & Sexuality, MJ-Amer-Artistic Expression, CA-School Core-300 Level, GE-INTERCULT NORTH AMERICA

THEA 329 - STAGE MANAGEMENT
A practical study of the function of the stage manager in theatrical productions. Through the application of basic principles and a systematic study of the organization of a play in production, the student will learn the techniques of stage management and the necessary skills related to this position.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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THEA 330 - DRAFTING FOR THEATER AND TELEVISION
Course objective is to understand and explore the basic language of hand and computer drafting. Drafting is a visual tool that is an integral part of the design process--this class also aims to expand drafting beyond the technical to the artistic. Students will be able to draw a basic ground plan, section and orthographic drawing by the end of the semester. Approximate cost of materials: $50.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Studio

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THEA 331 - THEATER AND SOCIETY I
An examination of the "golden 1950s of American Theater" including such playwrights as Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, and Lorraine Hansberry, as well as such social issues as civil rights, McCarthyism, drug abuse, academic freedom, and homosexuality. The class will read plays in relation to the modern dramatist, the social issues, and the values of American society at that time as reflected in these social dramas.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online Course

Theater Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-Amer-Artistic Expression, MJ-AMER-Amer Artistic Express, MJ-AMER-Advanced Cat Elective, CA-School Core-300 Level, GE-INTERCULT NORTH AMERICA, WRITING INTENSIVE

THEA 332 - ACTING IN SHAKESPEARE
An in-depth examination of acting in Shakespeare's plays. Methods of interpreting his language, characters and stories are covered. Memorized monologues and scenes will be required, culminating in a performance of selected works.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 334 - THEATER AND SOCIETY II
This course examines how theater served as a reflection of the social issues of the turbulent years (1960-1974) in America. Plays by playwrights such as Alice Childress, Tennessee Williams, Luis Valdez, and Imiri Baraka show how the American theater dealt with such social issues as the civil rights movement, drug use, the women's movement, the anti-war movement and homosexuality. The class will read a wide range of plays in relation to the events of this time, the social issues, and the values of American society as reflected in these dramas.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online Course

Theater Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-Amer-Artistic Expression, MJ-AMER- Amer Thought & Value, MJ-AMER-Advanced Cat Elective, CA-School Core-300 Level, GE-INTERCULT NORTH AMERICA, WRITING INTENSIVE

THEA 338 - ADVANCED COSTUME DESIGN
Advanced costume design project build upon the foundation of technical, research and conceptual skills mastered in THEA 235 Costume Design. Costume design projects will be based on characters in the great dramatic literature written throughout history as well as contemporary projects for other genres such as much performance, dance, television and film. At least one project will be based in the visual language of another culture. The advanced costume design class will explore in depth approaches to costume design presentation methods through drawing, painting and incorporating digital techniques in the various presentation media used by costume designers today to show their work. Students will explore how to research their designs in George T. Potter Library, on the internet by learning how to navigate, collect and edit their research in the areas commonly used by the costume designer: major museums with important costume holdings, paintings and sculpture, Artstor, costume portals, archive.org and historic patterning sites. All work will be kept during the semester for a portfolio review at the end of the semester.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Theater Department

THEA 341 - FASHION AND POLITICS
Students will explore the influence of politics on fashion both as a means of political expression for dissidence, rebellion and social reform as well as understanding why we wear what we wear as a result of direct political will and its societal ramifications. Students will study how the intersection of political leadership, political conflict and trade motivate and shape fashion throughout history. This will be accomplished by the study of historical dress through paintings, historic garments in major museum collections, expression through popular culture including drama, and direct viewing and handling historic garments followed by discussion and debate. Students will view PowerPoint presentations, films and take field trips to museums in New York City during the course of the semester. The class will cover the origins of social hierarchy through dress in the ancient world, political expression during the French Revolution, the Victorian Era and the Industrial Revolution, WWI and WWII, and the Sexual Revolution anti-war political expression in clothing in the 60's and 70's. The class will also cover the Cultural Revolution under Mao and opening of China in the 20th Century.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Theater Department

Course Attributes:
CA-School Core-300 Level, GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES

THEA 342 - PRODUCING THE PLAY II
This course is a continuation of Producing the Play. You will do advanced in-depth work in areas of technical theater and design. This course is described in the Course Catalog as independent, supervised work on productions. Independent thinking, responsibility and leadership will be expected as you gain more knowledge and skills. You will be called upon to guide those with less experience. You are expected to show motivation and independence! This class may be taken twice for credit. Design/Tech concentration students are encouraged to do so. The best training is to use the concepts and skills learned in other classes in actual production situations.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 343 - VOICE AND MOVEMENT II
Voice and Movement II is a studio course designed to build on the work done in Voice and Movement. Through in-class exercises, students will gain a healthy vocal and physical technique that will allow them to move and vocalize with clarity, awareness and spontaneity. Neutral and character masks will be used as well as structured vocal and physical improvisations to heighten and explore expressive and communicative abilities. Through readings, video presentations and guest speakers, the course will expose students to the work of several physical/dance theater innovators and give experience applying their techniques. Each student will create and perform several short solo pieces and one group piece on various themes introduced in class. There will be an end of semester showing of the work for an invited audience. No previous performance experience is necessary.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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THEA 351 - ADVANCED DIRECTING
A lecture/laboratory course dealing with producing a one-act play for performance. The class will look at the work of directors, past and present, which have had an impact on the current theater. The student will follow through the process of auditions and rehearsals, culminating in the presentation of their pieces. For the student who would like the opportunity to have their work seen by an audience
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 353 - ACTING FOR FILM AND TV
Students will learn the techniques for applying skills learned in theatrical acting to the TV and film media. Scenes from soap operas, films, and sit-coms will be used.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

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THEA 390 - TOPICS:
The descriptions and topics of this course change from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor-to-instructor. Prerequisite: varies with the topic offered. THEA 390 ADVANCED STAGECRAFT. This course is a continuation of THEA 227 Stagecraft Lecture and Lab with an emphasis on autocad and techniques of technical direction.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Studio

Theater Department

THEA 398 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo college course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Theater Department

THEA 399 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Theater Department

THEA 400 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: THEATER
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Theater Department

THEA 427 - SCENE STUDIES
An advanced study of acting. Through the presentation of scenes, the actor will explore interpretations of the text and delineations of the characters. Permission of Instructor.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Theater Department

THEA 435 - ADVANCED THEATER PROJECTS
With the input from the Theater Faculty, students select and concentrate on any one of the disciplines of the theater. Working as a creative unit, the students mount a production of their work. This course counts toward the student's concentration in all the areas. Students are expected to be technically adept in their chosen areas of concentration. It is designed to prepare students for entering the job market and/or prepare for graduate applications in Theater. This course is a requirement for all students concentrating in Theater.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Studio

Theater Department

THEA 498 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo college course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Theater Department

THEA 499 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Theater Department


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