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ART 102 A Creative Processes
This studio course is directed toward the development of conceptual skills through a deep understanding of the relationship of creative thinking to critical thinking and an investigation of the role of creative thinking in conceptualization, brainstorming, and image making.

DAN 100 A On the Verge
An intensive experiential research ensemble devoted to crafting, creating, developing, performing and producing a faculty-directed theatre and/or dance event. Students in this course will be involved in research and theoretical discussion supporting active involvement in a collaborative process of performance, design and production management, such as director/designer assistant; set construction; lighting, sound, costume, properties, make-up/hair, and stage management. Theatre majors must complete 6 Production Practicums, while minors must complete 3. Course may be repeated an unlimited number of times. Enrollment by audition or consent of instructor.

DAN 100 B Arcadia
An intensive experiential research ensemble devoted to crafting, creating, developing, performing and producing a faculty-directed theatre and/or dance event. Students in this course will be involved in research and theoretical discussion supporting active involvement in a collaborative process of performance, design and production management, such as director/designer assistant; set construction; lighting, sound, costume, properties, make-up/hair, and stage management. Theatre majors must complete 6 Production Practicums, while minors must complete 3. Course may be repeated an unlimited number of times. Enrollment by audition or consent of instructor.

DAN 300 A Production Studio
An experiential collaborative component for the dance major. Set within a faculty-directed project or production, the student participates in research, dialogue, and the underpinnings of producing work.

THE 351 A Theatre History I
A study of major developments in the theatre - playwriting, acting, staging, architecture - from their roots through the 1850's, with reading of numerous representative plays. A study of theatre around the world from primitive rituals to classical Greek and Roman, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and African theatre and native performance. The plays, period developments, and movements studies will provide foundation for discussion of how modern readers and audiences can have a meaningful encounter with these ancient works.

THE 185 A Theatre Laboratory
An introduction to the principles of production skills with lab practice in solo performance, group scene performances, design, technical theatre and production.