Theatre, Dance, and Media Studies

Campus Address: 243 Arts Administration Building
Web Site: http://www.umsl.edu/~theater/
Main Number: 314-516-4572
Fax Number: 314-516-4851

The Department of Theatre, Dance, and Media Studies offers the BA degree program in Theatre and Dance, as well as the BS degree in Media Studies. The department also offers minor and certificate programs. The Media Studies concentration areas are advertising, film, production and television.

The Theatre and Dance area offers four main stage productions each academic year. The University Players, a recognized student organization, is open to any University of Missouri-St. Louis student, as is The Group Formerly Known as Jeté, the student Dance organization.

Media Studies students are active in the Media Production Society, Ad Corps, – A Student Chapter of American Advertising Federation, SEMPA, the student radio organization, and community internships. Students are also actively involved in media production for both internal and external organizations and agencies.

For further information concerning the theatre, dance and/or media studies, curriculum, or other matters, contact the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Media Studies at 314-516-4572.

 

Undergraduate Studies

 

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Dance

General Education Requirements

All Theatre and Dance majors must satisfy the University and College of Fine Arts and Communication’s 42-hour General Education core requirements, which include ENGL 1100 and the Math proficiency requirement.

Junior-level writing class is required.

The Cultural Diversity requirements may be satisfied by General Education courses or lower-or upper-level courses in various departments.

State Government/History graduation requirements may be satisfied by General Education courses or by other lower-or upper-level courses in various departments.

13 hours of a foreign language.

Degree Requirements

Theatre and Dance majors must complete a minimum of 36, but not more than 52 hours in Theatre and Dance courses. A core of 26 hours is required for all majors and 10-26 additional hours in Theatre and Dance are required. At least 24 hours in the major must be taken at UMSL and must include 6 hours at the 2000 or higher level and 9 hours at the 3000 or higher level. All courses required for the major must be completed with a minimum grade of C- to be accepted, and the overall total grade point average must be at least 2.0 to graduate. To be eligible to participate in Internship classes, each student must have an overall grade point average of 3.0

In addition to the major’s required core and elective Theatre & Dance courses, students will choose elective courses to bring their total credit hours to 120. Practicum courses may be repeated for credit; an overall limit of 20 hours in Practicum courses will be accepted towards the 120 hour degree.

Required Core Courses for all Theatre and Dance Majors

TH DAN 1210Fundamentals Of Acting3
TH DAN 1900Introduction To Theatre Technology3
TH DAN 1910Introduction To Theatrical Design3
TH DAN 1023Fundamentals Of Dance3
TH DAN 2810History Of World Theatre And Drama Through The Restoration3
or TH DAN 2840 History Of Dance To The 19Th Century
TH DAN 2820History Of World Theatre & Drama From 18Th C To Contemporary Time3
or TH DAN 2841 History Of Dance From The 19Th Century To Contemporary Times
Select 2 hours from these Production related courses: 2
Theatre Workshop
Introduction To Theatrical Costume Production
Advanced Theatre Workshop
Costume Production And Construction Techniques
Select 6 hours chosen from these Practicum courses: 16
Practicum In Performance Studies
Practicum In Scenery/Lighting/Sound In Theatre Production
Practicum In Costume
Practicum In Dance
Advanced Practicum In Performance Studies
Adv Theatre Practicum: Scenery/Lighting/Sound In Theatre Produc
Advanced Practicum In Costume
Advanced Practicum In Dance
Total Hours26

1

3 hours of which need to be above the 3000 level.

Additional hours in Theatre and Dance electives are to be selected based on individual students’ areas of interest. The core courses of 26 hours plus the Theatre and Dance electives must equal a minimum of 36 hours, but not more than 52 hours, for Theatre and Dance majors.

 

Minor in Theatre and Dance

Students with other majors may choose to minor in Theatre and Dance to complement their academic and career goals. The minor requires 18 hours of Theatre and Dance courses, nine of which must be taken at UMSL. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in the minor.

A Minor in Theatre and Dance Consists of the following:

Select one of the following Performance related courses: 3
TH DAN 2211
Ensemble Acting
Writing For Performance
Directing For The Theatre
Select one of the following Design/Technology related courses: 3
Introduction To Theatrical Costume Production
Lighting And Sound Technology
Costume Design
Costume Production And Construction Techniques
Scenic Design
Lighting Design
Select one of the following Dance related courses:2-3
Beginning Ballet Technique
Beginning Jazz Dance Tecnique
Beginning Modern Dance Technique
Intermediate Ballet Technique 1
Intermediate Jazz Dance Technique 1
Intermediate Modern Dance Technique 1
Advanced Ballet Technique 1
Advanced Jazz Dance Technique 1
Advanced Modern Dance Technique 1
Dance Choreography For The Stage, Television And Film
Select one of the following Production related courses: 2
Theatre Workshop
Introduction To Theatrical Costume Production
Advanced Theatre Workshop
Select one of the following Practicum courses: 1
Practicum In Performance Studies
Practicum In Scenery/Lighting/Sound In Theatre Production
Practicum In Costume
Practicum In Dance
Advanced Practicum In Performance Studies
Adv Theatre Practicum: Scenery/Lighting/Sound In Theatre Produc
Production:
Advanced Practicum In Costume
Advanced Practicum In Dance
Select any additional Theatre and Dance courses.6-7
Total Hours17-19

1

Enrollment in Intermediate-and Advanced-level Dance Technique courses is by audition only. Beginning-level courses may be repeated for credit until sufficient proficiency has been achieved to advance to higher-level courses.

 

Bachelor of Science in Media Studies

General Education Requirements

All Media Studies majors must satisfy the University and the College of Fine Arts and Communication's 42-hour General Education core requirements, which include ENGL 1100 and the Math proficiency requirement.

A Junior-level writing class is required.

The Cultural Diversity requirements may be satisfied by General Education courses or other lower- or-upper level courses in various departments.

State Government/History graduation requirements may be satisfied by General Education courses or by other lower-or-upper level courses in various departments.

There is no foreign language requirement, but foreign language proficiency is recommended.

Degree Requirements

Media Studies majors must complete a minimum of 51 hours in the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Media Studies courses. A core of 21 hours is required of all majors. An additional 27 hours, 9 hours in Theatre and Dance classes, 9 hours in Media Studies classes at the 2000 level and 9 hours in Media Studies classes at the 3000 level, must be completed with a minimum grade of C. At least 24 of these hours must be taken at UMSL. Of the 24 hour minimum, at least 18 hours of classes must be taken at the 2000 level or above at UMSL.

In addition to the major core and required courses, students will choose elective courses to bring their total credit hours to 120. Practicum and Internship courses may be repeated for credit, but an overall limit of 20 hours in Practicum and Internship will be accepted towards the 120 hours degree.

 Required Core Courses for all Media Studies majors:

MEDIA ST 1050Introduction To Media Studies3
MEDIA ST 1065Introduction To Information Technology3
TH DAN 1900Introduction To Theatre Technology3
MEDIA ST 2235Media Theory3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction To Cinema
Introduction To Advertising
Introduction To Radio And Television Broadcasting
Select two of the following:6
Practicum In Journalism
Practicum In Advertising
Internship In Journalism
Internship In Media Studies
Senior Project
Total Hours21

Additional hours in Theatre, Dance and Media Studies electives are to be selected on individual students’ areas of interest. The core courses of 21 hours plus the Theatre, Dance, and Media Studies electives must equal 48 hours in total for Media Studies majors.

Select any other Theatre and Dance class.9
Select any other Media Studies class at the 2000 level or above.9
Select any other Media Studies class at the 3000 level or above.9
Total Hours27

 

Minor in Media Studies

A minor in Media Studies consists of the following:

MEDIA ST 2235Media Theory3
Select two of the following:6
Introduction To Media Studies
Introduction to World Cinema
Introduction To Information Technology
Introduction To Cinema
Introduction To Advertising
Introduction To Radio And Television Broadcasting
Radio And Television Announcing
Basic Television Studio Production
Radio Production I
Advertising Copywriting
Select one of the following:3
Introduction To Non-Western Cinema
Television Production I
Introduction To Digital Multimedia Production
Broadcast Writing And Reporting
Introduction To International Cinema
Introduction To Comparative International Media Systems
Documentary Film
Select two of the following:6
Public Relations Writing
History Of American Film
Contemporary Cinema
Advanced Media Theory
International Cinema
Feature Writing
Reporting
News Writing
Television Production II
Advanced Video Editing
Television News
Radio And The Recording Industry
Advertising Media Planning
Advertising Technique
Mass Media History
Media Law And Regulation
Global Media Systems And Trends
Seminar in Applied Media Studies Research
Total Hours18

Theatre, Dance & Media Studies Prerequisites may be waived by consent of the department.

 

Certificate Program in Advertising

A student may receive the Certificate in Advertising by completing 15 hours of selected course work and 3 hours of a practicum or an internship from the following list of courses. A GPA in courses for the certificate must be 2.0 or better, and nine of the 18 hours must be taken at UMSL. Courses may not be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

The following course is required:
ST ART 2100Advertising Art Fundementals3
Select 4 Courses from the following list of electives:
Introduction To Advertising
Advertising Copywriting
Creative Advertising
Introduction To Digital Multimedia Production
Promotion Essentials
Convergence and Digital Media
Current Issues in Advertising
Advertising and Social Media
Advertising Media Planning
Advertising Technique
Media Law And Regulation
Advanced Advertising Seminar
Field Experience in Advertising
Basic Marketing
Select one of the following:3
Practicum In Advertising (Equals a minimum of 3 cr. hrs.) 1
Internship In Advertising (Equals a minimum of 3 cr. hrs.) 1
Total Hours6

1

NOTE: Students may take MEDIA ST 2095 OR MEDIA ST 3395, but they must take either 150 hours of Practicum or 150 hours of Internship. Practicums or Internships must be arranged in advance and are required for all students.

 

The On-line Certificate Program in Film Studies

The On-line Certificate Program in Film Studies is open to all St. Louis campus undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to graduates of UM-St. Louis and other colleges and universities.

To receive a Film Studies Certificate, a student must complete the required courses (18 credit hours) with an average grade of C or better. None of the courses may be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Up to six credit hours of course work may be transferred from other institutions.

Required
MEDIA ST 1060Introduction to World Cinema3
MEDIA ST 2271History Of American Film3
MEDIA ST 2273Survey of Film Genres3
Electives
Select three of the following:9
Introduction To Cinema
Screenwriting
Contemporary Cinema
Introduction To International Cinema
International Cinema
Documentary Film
Total Hours18

Required
MEDIA ST 1060Introduction to World Cinema3
MEDIA ST 2271History Of American Film3
MEDIA ST 2273Survey of Film Genres3
Electives
Select three of the following:9
Introduction To Cinema
Screenwriting
Contemporary Cinema
Introduction To International Cinema
International Cinema
Documentary Film
Total Hours18

Media Studies Courses

MEDIA ST 1050 Introduction To Media Studies: 3 semester hours

Introduction to print and electronic media, as well as the Internet. Emphasis on history, theory, and role of the mass media as cultural institutions. The course also examines the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and issues of ownership and media conglomeration.

MEDIA ST 1055 Introduction to Social Media: 3 semester hours

Introduction to the creation and rise of social media/networks. Course will cover the impact and influence of dominant sites along with individual, group, political, and commercial behavior changes. The course will examine how social media platforms can be integrated with other current tools. Issues such as privacy, censorship, cyber-bullying, and the use of social media for anit-social/terrorist activities will be explored.

MEDIA ST 1060 Introduction to World Cinema: 3 semester hours

An introduction to the history, rhetoric, and aesthetics of world cinema. International film theory and criticism will be studied as well as major genres, authors, and artists.

MEDIA ST 1065 Introduction To Information Technology: 3 semester hours

The production and consumption of information by individuals, the work place and society. Emphasis on the changing nature of communication processes as a result of the expansion of communication technologies.

MEDIA ST 1070 Introduction To Cinema: 3 semester hours

An overview of American cinema from the early beginnings of D.W. Griffith and his contemporaries to the present day. Course will discuss both the Hollywood studio system and today's independent movement. Also covered: genre, film theory, criticism, and aesthetics.

MEDIA ST 1100 Introduction To Advertising: 3 semester hours

An introduction to the history, rhetoric, and aesthetics of Advertising. A basic understanding of industry issues and key areas such as account management, research, strategy, creative, media, and production.

MEDIA ST 1110 Introduction To Radio And Television Broadcasting: 3 semester hours

An introduction to broadcasting, including the areas of history, government regulations, station operation, and program development.

MEDIA ST 1118 Radio And Television Announcing: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: MEDIA ST 1113, or MEDIA ST 1114, or Consent of Instructor Training in radio and television studio procedures. Production and criticism of lab programs, including news, continuity, interviews, and oral improvisation. Classroom meetings at the radio lab and the television lab, plus lab hours to be arranged.

MEDIA ST 1194 Practicum In Journalism: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor. Open to Theatre, Dance, and Media Studies majors or minors only. Not open to students who have any delayed grades outstanding. Practical work in the journalism program or the student newspaper, supervised by a faculty member. This course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.

MEDIA ST 1196 Practicum In Radio: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: MEDIA ST 1114 or Consent of Instructor. Open to Theatre, Dance and Media Studies majors or minors only. Not open to students who have any delayed grades outstanding. Practical work at the campus radio station, supervised by a faculty member. This course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.

MEDIA ST 1197 Practicum In Television/Film: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: MEDIA ST 1113 or Consent of Instructor; open to Theatre, Dance and Media Studies majors only; not open to student who have delayed grades outstanding. Practical work at one of the campus television studios or for the UM-St. Louis Television/Film Club, supervised by a faculty member. This course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.

MEDIA ST 1198 Practicum In Media Studies: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor. Open to Theatre, Dance and Media Studies majors or minors only; not open to students who have delayed grades outstanding. Practical work in media studies, supervised by a faculty member. This course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.

MEDIA ST 1500 Entertainment Economics: The Movie Industry: 3 semester hours

Same as ECON 1500. This survey course examines the interrelationships between economics and the movie industry. It explores the impact of economic factors on the production, distribution and exhibition of movies, focusing on the rise and fall of the studio system, role of technological change in the evolution of cinematography and the movie marketplace, financing and market segmentation, globalization and changing industrial structure within which films are produced. To the extent that movies reflect and contribute to popular economic perspectives, this course also evaluates the soundness of the movie industry's depiction of a variety of economic doctrines. Classes will consist of lecture, discussion, and brief film screenings.

MEDIA ST 1775 Introduction To Non-Western Cinema: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: MEDIA ST 1070 with a grade of C or better. Course examines the art and history of non-western cinema. Significant films from Asia and Africa will be examined. The artistic, technical historical, and social significance of these films will also be examined. This course will satisfy the University's cultural diversity requirement.

MEDIA ST 2080 Advertising Copywriting: 3 semester hours

Same as ENGL 2080. To give students a hands-on approach for writing advertising material for print and broadcast against tight deadlines in a professional setting.

MEDIA ST 2090 Creative Advertising: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: MEDIA ST 1100 or consent of instructor. Explores the fundamentals of the creative process by discussing selling messages, marketplace diversity, research, strategy, layouts, and the creative brief. Emphasis on creative campaigns for radio, television, direct marketing, and the Internet.

MEDIA ST 2095 Practicum In Advertising: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: MEDIA ST 2080 and MEDIA ST 2090 or consent of instructor. Open to Theatre, Dance, and Media Studies majors and minors only. Overall GPA of at least 2.0 or better. Not open to students who have any delayed grades outstanding. Practical work in the advertising program, the student newspaper, or an on-campus agency, supervised by a faculty member. This course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.

MEDIA ST 2105 Advertising For The Arts: 3 semester hours

Advertising for the Arts examines the theories and design principles needed to produce print and other forms of advertising to stimulate awareness of and community participation in a broad range of arts activities, including, but not limited to music, drama, dance, and the visual arts.

MEDIA ST 2113 Basic Television Studio Production: 3 semester hours

Study of basic television studio production techniques and practices. The class will provide the student with practical experience in studio camera operating, directing, producing, switching, audio mixing and lighting, as well as basic straight cut editing. Lab arranged.

MEDIA ST 2114 Radio Production I: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: MEDIA ST 1110. Theory and practice in the creation of radio programs. Laboratory experience included.

MEDIA ST 2210 Television Production I: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: MEDIA ST 1113 or Consent of Instructor. A study of the basic theories and practices of remote television production. The areas of producing and directing in the field will be studied. The class will provide the student with practical experience in remote camera operation and basic non-linear editing techniques. Lab arranged.

MEDIA ST 2211 Introduction To Digital Multimedia Production: 3 semester hours

Students will explore different state-of-the-art digital multimedia applications, including audio, video, and computer generated graphics, that are presently used in television, radio, CD, DVD, and online presentation. Current media related software such as QuickTime, Window Media, and Flash multimedia creation will be demonstrated and utilized to develop skill sets in those areas.

MEDIA ST 2212 Broadcast Writing And Reporting: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: MEDIA ST 1110 or consent of instructor. Elementary principles and practice of writing for radio and television in varied program formats, emphasis on preparation of written materials for news and public affairs presentation. Lecture and lab.

MEDIA ST 2214 Screenwriting: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: MEDIA ST 1070 or consent of the department. Writing fiction film narratives with particular emphasis on plot structure, theme, and character development.

MEDIA ST 2220 Promotion Essentials: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: MEDIA ST 1100 or consent of instructor. Explains the difference between advertising and sales promotion and why companies use sales promotion. Understand how companies utilize the different sales promotion techniques in each medium. Emphasis on the key sales promotion tools used by companies.

MEDIA ST 2222 Convergence and Digital Media: 3 semester hours

This course deals with the production of various digital media platforms. The course is designed for beginners with an interest in learning how to shoot and edit content/stories for the Web, including social networking sites. Students will use flip cameras and learn how to use Final Cut Express software for editing.

MEDIA ST 2228 Public Relations Writing: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: ENGL 3140 or equivalent An introduction to the process of planning, producing, and evaluating written public relations messages. Writing assignments include media releases, letters, memos, position papers, background papers, brochures, and reports and proposals.

MEDIA ST 2235 Media Theory: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: MEDIA ST 1050. Theory based explanation of the relationship between mass media and society. Topics will include agenda-setting, violence and television, and other current issues from a critical perspective.

MEDIA ST 2271 History Of American Film: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: MEDIA ST 1070 or consent of the instructor. History of American film from the late nineteenth century to the present.

MEDIA ST 2272 Contemporary Cinema: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: MEDIA ST 1070 or Consent of Instructor. History of World Cinema from the 1940s to the present day.

MEDIA ST 2273 Survey of Film Genres: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: MEDIA ST 1060 or MEDIA ST 1070, or consent of instructor.This course explores the historical and aesthetic significance of film varieties. Analysis of genres may include the western, horror, science fiction, musical, detective, war, romantic comedy, and other films by type.

MEDIA ST 2274 African-American Cinema: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Media Studies 1070 or equivalent. Impact of cinema and the entertainment industry on the social perceptions of African-Americans and on African-American culture. The history of African-American films from Oscar Micheaux in the 1920's through 1970's Blaxploitation to present directors and producers will be examined. African-American experiences and roles in films will also be discussed.

MEDIA ST 2275 Introduction To International Cinema: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Media Studies 1070 with a grade of C or better. Course provides an understanding of the art and history of international cinema; and helps to better understand film and filmmakers' intentions as well as the culture in which the film was produced. Films from Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and Australia will be examined. The artistic, technical, historical and social significance of these films, as well as their impact upon American cinema, will also be studied.

MEDIA ST 2500 Introduction To Comparative International Media Systems: 3 semester hours

This course introduces students to various media systems and theories around the world. It examines similarities and differences in media history, structures, and regulatory processes of developing countries, focusing on the dominant culture(s) of non-western regions. It also provides a framework for understanding and analyzing the cultural differences among global media systems in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. In addition, the course examines aboriginal and other development media. The course fulfills the cultural diversity requirement.

MEDIA ST 3025 Current Issues in Advertising: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: MEDIA ST 1100, junior standing or consent of instructor. Using recent topics in advertising, students will analyze, evaluate, and critique current topics as well as prepare current campaigns for open discussion and presentation.

MEDIA ST 3030 Advertising and Social Media: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: MEDIA ST 2090. Examination of advertising online with such topics as: social communities, friendvertising, virtual worlds, brand building, media democracy, online opinions, gaming, and how companies can leverage their brand using two-way interaction.

MEDIA ST 3035 Advanced Media Theory: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: MEDIA ST 2235 or consent of instructor. This course examines major schools, ownership and theorists in mass media fields. The writings of the Frankfurt School, Marshall McLuhan, Ben Bagdikian, and others will be examined.

MEDIA ST 3070 International Cinema: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: MEDIA ST 1070 and MEDIA ST 2275. Understanding international film, its properties, methods, aesthetics, and its impact on culture and society.

MEDIA ST 3150 Feature Writing: 3 semester hours

Same as ENGL 3150. Prerequisites: ENGL 1100 or equivalent. Same as English 3150. Study of freelance and staff-written magazine or newspaper feature articles. Emphasis on relationship between types of publication and article content, research methods, and writing style. Frequent short assignments - journal entries, interviews, library projects, article critiques, and market reports - lead to production of full-length feature articles. May not be taken on the satisfactory/unsatisfactory option. The course counts toward the English Certificate in Writing.

MEDIA ST 3180 Reporting: 3 semester hours

Same as ENGL 3180. Prerequisites: ENGL3140 or equivalent. Same as English 3180. Theory and practice of reporting news for publication in the print media. Includes one classroom session and one field assignment weekly. Stories must be filed within deadline limit. Writing emphasis is on clarity, conciseness, and accuracy. The course counts toward the English certificate in Writing.

MEDIA ST 3214 News Writing: 3 semester hours

Same as ENGL 3140. Prerequisites: ENGL 1100 or equivalent. An introduction to news writing and reporting. Course covers basic components of news reporting principles, and news writing style and structure. Daily writing assignments include coverage of speeches, meetings and interviews, accidents, deaths, courts, sports, consumer affairs, and government. Emphasis on clarity, accuracy, and speed. The course counts toward the English Certificate in Writing.THIS COURSE WAS PREVIOUSLY COMM 3214 PRIOR TO AUGUST 2007.

MEDIA ST 3310 Television Production II: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: MEDIA ST 2210 Study of advanced theories of television production. Refinement of studio television principles learned in MEDIA ST 2210. Exploration of complex program formats, and advanced non-linear editing techniques. Lab arranged.

MEDIA ST 3313 Advanced Video Editing: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Six (6) hours of television production. Study of advanced non-linear editing techniques, animation, and advanced graphics development. Exploration of state of the art editing formats. Lab arranged.

MEDIA ST 3316 Television News: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: MEDIA ST 1113 or MEDIA ST 2110. Theory and laboratory practice in the gathering, writing, and delivery of news through television. Lab arranged.

MEDIA ST 3317 Radio And The Recording Industry: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Junior standing. Historical development and current status of the recording industry, particularly as it interacts with the broadcast industry. Impact of radio and recording technology on the development of rock and other popular music.

MEDIA ST 3334 Advertising Media Planning: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: MEDIA ST 1050. A hands-on study of how to determine an advertising budget, select media and develop a strategic plan.

MEDIA ST 3336 Communication in Advertising: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Communication 1050 and junior standing, or consent of instructor. Overview of components in persuasive messages and how advertising messages and campaigns use various media to reach target audiences.

MEDIA ST 3338 Advertising Technique: 3 semester hours

Same as MKTG 3738 Prerequisite: MEDIA ST 1100 or MKTG 3700 or consent of instructor. Techniques for creating advertising messages and campaigns to reach target audiences. Focus on the process of persuasion, importance of advertising in modern economics, rationale for company advertisement, evaluation of advertising effectiveness, and assessment of advertising myths and truths. Practical application of messages and campaigns will be stressed.

MEDIA ST 3350 Mass Media History: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: MEDIA ST 1050 or MEDIA ST 1110. Examination of the social, economic, and political factors contributing to the development of American mass media. Emphasis on significant personalities who helped shape its course; analysis of select critical works.

MEDIA ST 3355 Media Law And Regulation: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: MEDIA ST 1050 or MEDIA ST 1110. Discussion of laws affecting the mass media. Exploration of problems and issues in legal regulation of media content, ownership, access, and accountability. Discussion of industry self-regulation and the influence of citizens' organizations.

MEDIA ST 3356 Global Media Systems And Trends: 3 semester hours

This course will survey major theories, global trends, and key stakeholders in the field of mass and multi-media. Designed to foster substantive comprehension of issues raised by transnational media corporations and their impact on other cultures and languages. Details about the BBC, CNN, MTV, Euro Disney, and the internet will be major components of this class.

MEDIA ST 3357 Media Convergence: 3 semester hours

This course will provide students with an overview of how computer technologies, telecommunication networks, and digital media are transforming contemporary culture and everyday life. Through hands-on projects on topics of social relevance, students will explore multiple platforms for reaching a variety of audiences. The course will also deal with policy issues such as regulation and competition.

MEDIA ST 3362 Storytelling: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Course gives an overview of the history of storytelling, types of tales, and appropriate uses for storytelling. The primary emphasis of the course is in developing storytelling skills through preparation, performances, and evaluation.

MEDIA ST 3370 Documentary Film: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: MEDIA ST 1070 Consideration of the history, theory, and criticism of nonfiction film. Screening of representative documentary films.

MEDIA ST 3380 Feature Film Screenwriting: 3 semester hours

This course involves a careful examination and execution of the art and craft of feature film screenwriting from concept through completion and marketing. Students will learn aspects of proper screenplay format, developing dramatic characters, theme, and plot, with emphasis on visual storytelling.

MEDIA ST 3394 Internship In Journalism: 3-6 semester hours

Prerequisites: Senior standing, with at least 12 hours of course work in journalism, masscommunication; an overall GPA of at least 3.0; consent of instructor; open to Media Studies majors only; not open to students who have any delayed grades. Practical work with an off-campus newspaper, magazine, or other news organization, supervised by a journalism professional in consultation with a faculty member. This course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.

MEDIA ST 3395 Internship In Advertising: 3-6 semester hours

Prerequisites: Senior standing, with at least 12 hours of course work in advertising; an overall GPA of at least 3.0; consent of instructor; open to Media Studies majors only; not open to students who have delayed grades. Practical work at an off-campus advertising agency, supervised by a professional in consultation with a faculty member. This course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.

MEDIA ST 3396 Internship In Radio: 3-6 semester hours

Prerequisites: Senior standing, with at least 12 hours of course work in radio, broadcasting; an overall GPA of at least 3.0; consent of instructor; open to Media Studies majors only; not open to students who have any delayed grades. Practical work at an off-campus radio station, supervised by a professional in consultation with a faculty member. This course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.

MEDIA ST 3397 Internship In Television/Film: 3-6 semester hours

Prerequisites: Senior standing, with at least 12 hours of course work in television, film, video; an overall GPA of at least 3.0; consent of instructor; open to Media Studies majors only; not open to students who have any delayed grades. Practical work at an off-campus television, film or video organization, supervised by a television, film or video professional in consultation with a faculty member. This course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.

MEDIA ST 3398 Internship In Media Studies: 3-6 semester hours

Prerequisites: Senior standing, with at least 12 hours of course work in television, film, video, radio, journalism, broadcasting, mass communication; an overall GPA of at least 3.0; consent of instructor; open to Media Studies majors only; not open to students who have any delayed grades. Practical work at an off-campus agency, supervised by a professional in consultation with a faculty member. This course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.

MEDIA ST 3500 Advanced Advertising Seminar: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: MEDIA ST 2080, MEDIA ST 2090, and MEDIA ST 3334 or consent of instructor. Students utilize skills learned in copywriting, creative advertising, and media buying and planning. Students are graded on research and customer insights, strategy, messaging and creative media plan, advertising partnerships, and measures of effectiveness. The course final includes preparing a Plan Book for a specific client and presenting at a national competition.

MEDIA ST 3505 Field Experience in Advertising: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing and completion of 3 courses from the Certificate in Advertising or consent of instructor. Through supervised travel, students will examine current ad campaigns, media placement, and effects on consumer purchasing behaviors. They will develop a broad hands-on understanding of the industry while applying principles and practices learned in the classroom. Topics include creativity with visual images and/or photographs, copywriting, accounting planning, account services, and media planning and buying. For field experience, students will visit advertising agencies, businesses that have in-house advertising departments, vendors (such as printers), museums, and other creative venues in St. Louis and/or other cities.

MEDIA ST 3990 Directed Readings In Media Studies: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: consent of instructor; not open to students who have any delayed grades. Supervised independent study involving readings, conferences, papers, in one of the department's disciplines: advertising, radio, television, film, or journalism.

MEDIA ST 4040 Special Topics in Media Studies: 1-6 semester hours

Prerequisites: Junior, Senior, or Graduate standing and consentof instructor. Special topics with subject matter dealing with current issues,(theoretical or applied), in the discipline of media studies. Since the topics of Media Studies 4040 may change from semesterto semester, the course may be repeated for up to 12 credit hours.

MEDIA ST 4270 Feature Film Writing: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: MEDIA ST 1070 or consent of instructor. This course will include story conceptualization, development, and drafting a feature film script ready for production. Characterization, dramatic structure, thematic subtext, and visual storytelling will be emphasized.

MEDIA ST 4271 Feature Film Production: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: MEDIA ST 2210 or consent of Instructor. This course will emphasize production techniques applicable to a wide variety of audio, film, and video-based media. Students will be involved in feature film production assignments on location in addition to regularly scheduled classes.

MEDIA ST 4272 Feature Film Post Production: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: MEDIA ST 2210 or consent of instructor. This course will provide instruction in editing techniques and motivation, as well as continuity, rhythmic, graphic, and temporal editing principles. Students will work on feature film segments in addition to regularly scheduled classes.

MEDIA ST 4335 Seminar in Applied Media Studies Research: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: MEDIA ST 1135 or consent of instructor. This course explores the use of medica concepts, theories, methods and designs in applied field settings with an emphasis on original research.

MEDIA ST 4357 Media Ethics: 3 semester hours

Same as PHIL 4457. Prerequisites: Nine hours of philosophy, communication, or media studies, or consent of instructor. This course is concerned with some of the issues that arise from the intersection of ethics & modern media communications. Attention is given to some of the more specific concerns of media ethics, such as truth, honesty, fairness, objectivity and bias; personal privacy and the public interest; advertising; conflicts of interest; censorship and offensive or dangerous content (pornography, violence). Particular attention will be given to problems posed by the development of personal computer communications through bulletin boards, on-line services, and the Internet.

MEDIA ST 4392 Administration Of Co-Curricular Activities: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Junior Standing or consent of instructor. A survey of skills required to administer the various co-curricular activities associated with teachers in the secondary schools, such as theatre performances and mass media centers.

MEDIA ST 4400 Senior Project: 3-6 semester hours

Prerequisites: Senior Status, Consent of Instructor. The capstone experience requires seniors to produce an original research project, a representative portfolio, or an intrinsic case study, which exemplifies their undergraduate study. Students will present their work to the instructor supervising the course, as well as program related-faculty. Repeatable up to 6 credit hours.

Theatre and Dance Courses

TH DAN 1006 Beginning Ballet Technique: 2 semester hours

Introduction to the art of ballet emphasizing basic movement, technique and terminology. Course of study will include basic barre exercises, center work, and across the floor progressions for proper alignment, strength, flexibility, and coordination. Prior dance experience is not required. Dance attire and ballet slippers will be required. Course may be repeated for up to 10 credit hours.

TH DAN 1007 Beginning Jazz Dance Tecnique: 2 semester hours

Introduction to the art of jazz dance emphasizing basic principles of traditional and contemporary forms of jazz dance movement, technique, terminology, and style. Course will focus on increasing strength, flexibility, coordination, and creative expression. Prior dance experience is not required. Dance attire and jazz shoes will be required. Course may be repeated for up to 10 credit hours.

TH DAN 1008 Beginning Modern Dance Technique: 2 semester hours

Introduction to the art of Modern Dance movement, technique, and terminology. Course of study will introduce the elements of time, space, and energy through basic structured exercises and improvisation. Emphasis will be focused on allignment, strength, flexibility, coordination, and creative expression. Prior dance experience is not required. Dance attire is required. Shoes are not required. Course may be repeated for up to 10 credit hours.

TH DAN 1023 Fundamentals Of Dance: 3 semester hours

This course provides an introductory exploration of movement through various styles of dance, emphasizing movement vocabulary, stretching, strengthening, body alignment, and creative expression. Prior dance experience is not required. Dance attire and shoes will be required.

TH DAN 1060 Theatre Workshop: 1-2 semester hours

Prerequisites: TH DAN 1900 and Consent of Instructor. Course provides practical application of technical theatre practices through 45 hours of lab work within the areas of scenery, lighting, properties, and sound in conjunction with departmental productions. Personal safety equipment and basic tools will be required. Course may be repeated for up to 8 credit hours.

TH DAN 1105 Dance Repertory: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Audition or Consent of Instructor Dancers are selected through audition or consent of instructor to participate in the dance repertory. Students will learn and rehearse original choreography created by faculty and guest artists. At the end of the semester, students will perform original works in the annual dance concert. Dance attire and appropriate dance shoes are required. Course may be repeated for up to 6 hours.

TH DAN 1175 Arts And Ideas: 3 semester hours

Same as Art and Art History 1175, English 1175, History 1175, Music 1175, Philosophy 1175. An interdisciplinary course tied to the semester's offerings at the Blanche Touhill Performing Arts Center as well as other events on campus featuring the visual arts, literature, music, and film. Each semester the course will provide background on the arts in general and will critically examine particular performances and offerings. Special themes for each semester will be selected once the Touhill schedule is in place. Students will be expected to attend 6-8 performances or exhibitions. Can be repeated once for credit.

TH DAN 1210 Fundamentals Of Acting: 3 semester hours

Course develops personal communication and presentational skills through vocal, physical, and emotional exercises designed for the beginning actor. Course emphasizes relaxation, concentration, improvisation, script analysis, characterization and scene work exercises to develop elementary performance skills.

TH DAN 1600 Voice Ad Diction/Vocal Performance: 3 semester hours

Course promotes development of clear, distinct enunciation and correct pronumciation for mass media communication, public address, theatre, and oral interpretation. Course includes development of oral-presentational and self promotional skills for voice acting/voice-over in contemporary theatre and media.

TH DAN 1800 Introduction To Theatre: 3 semester hours

A study of Theatre as an art form, emphasizing the audience's appreciation of the art of the playwright, actor, director, designers, and technicians. Major periods, genres, and dramatic forms from classical to modern to the avant garde as well as performance art will be covered. Students will attend performances and learn about how theatre functions as an art and an industry in today's world. Attendance at several live theatrical (theatre, play, musical, opera, and dance) performances, will be required.

TH DAN 1850 Introduction To Non-Western Theatre: 3 semester hours

Survey of theatre forms of the non-European world in which primary attention is concentrated on analysis of traditional dance drama and puppet theatres of East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Similiar forms of European theatre will be included for comparative purposes. Focus on the development of world theatre from a visual point of view, from earliest storytelling rituals through international stage development to contemporary theatrical forms, with a view to understanding the global perspective. Course will survey visual media and writings on dance and theatre traditions found around the non-Western World. (Satisfies the Cultural Diversity requirement).

TH DAN 1900 Introduction To Theatre Technology: 3 semester hours

Introductory course covering the basic theories and techniques of theatre technology including stage equipment and safety, scenery, lighting, costuming, properties, sound and box office. Course includes practical application through a minimum of 25 hours of lab work in conjunction with a departmental production.

TH DAN 1910 Introduction To Theatrical Design: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: TH DAN 1900 or Consent of instructor Introductory course covering the elements and principles of design in the areas of scenery, lighting, and costumes. Course will include various creative projects in two and three dimensions. Some graphic materials will be required.

TH DAN 2006 Intermediate Ballet Technique: 2 semester hours

Prerequisites: 2.0 Credit Hours of TH DAN 1006 or Consent of instructor Ballet movement, technique, vocabulary, and aesthetics with particular focus on precision and performance. Course of study will be a continuation of Beginning Ballet Technique barre exercises, center work, and across the floor progressions. Dance attire and Ballet slippers will be required. Course may be repeated for up to 10 credit hours.

TH DAN 2007 Intermediate Jazz Dance Technique: 2 semester hours

Prerequisites: 2.0 Credit Hours of TH DAN 1007 or consent of instructor. Jazz dance movement, technique, vocabulary, and aesthetics with particular focus on personal movement style and expression. Course will also study unique dance styles and artists that have influenced the stage video, film and commercial media industry. Dance attire and jazz shoes will be required. Course may be repeated for up to 10 credit hours.

TH DAN 2008 Intermediate Modern Dance Technique: 2 semester hours

Prerequisites: 2.0 credit hours of TH DAN1008 or consent of instructor. Modern dance movement, technique, vocabulary, and aesthetics. Course of study will be a continuation of Beginning Modern Dance Technique through incorporation of more complex movement and patterns. Emphasis on accuracy and performance will be explored. Dance attire is required. Dance shoes are not required. Course may be repeated for up to 10 credit hours.

TH DAN 2020 Acting for the Camera: 3 semester hours

An acting course that prepares the actor for work in front of a camera. Working with broadcast quality cameras, students will learn the art of language and expression. Students will learn the art and skill of communicating to an audience. Students also acquire the skills for working with other actors on camera, close-ups, working with props, continuity and hitting your mark.

TH DAN 2105 Script Analysis: 3 semester hours

This course introduces students to elementary script analysis. Students learn basic structural and interpretative strategies for analyzing play scripts and other forms of performance texts.

TH DAN 2112 Scene Study: 3 semester hours

This course focuses on actor-training methodologies of Stanislavsky and other text-based approaches. Increases understanding of psychological motivation, concentration, focus of attention and clarity of physical expressiveness. Students prepare and present a minimum of three scenes.

TH DAN 2195 Practicum In Performance Studies: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor Provides practical experience in acting, directing, or dramaturgy through rehearsal and performance in conjunction with department productions, or other approved independent study projects. Laboratory time will be scheduled and may include evening and weekend rehearsals and performances. Course may be repeated for up to 8 credit hours.

TH DAN 2196 Practicum In Scenery/Lighting/Sound In Theatre Production: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: TH DAN 1900 and Consent of Instructor. Course provides practical experience in scenery, lighting, sound, and properties implementation and/or running crew work in conjunction with departmental productions or other approved independent study projects. Running crew work will involve evening, weekend and daytime hours according to assignment. Credit hours are determined based on the scope of the project. Course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.

TH DAN 2197 Practicum In Costume: 1-3 semester hours

Practicum in costume construction, cutting, draping, millinery, fabric dyeing/painting, distressing, crafts including wardrobe and makeup running crews, in conjunction with the theatre and dance department productions, or other approved independent study projects. In addition to daytime lab hours, occasional weekend and/or evening laboratory time will be required. Appropriate clothing, personal safety and sewing equipment will be required. Course may be repeated for up to 8 credit hours.

TH DAN 2198 Practicum In Dance: 1-3 semester hours

Course provides practical experience in dance, stage movement, stage combat, choreography and/or running crew work in conjunction with departmental productions, or other approved independent study projects. Running crew work will involve evening, weekend, and daytime hours according to assignment. Credit hours are determined based on the scope of the project. Course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.

TH DAN 2210 Ensemble Acting: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: TH DAN 1210. A Laboratory acting course providing an "outside-in" starting point for theatrical creation and study, balancing and countering the "inside-out" approach of Stanislavsky-based actor training. Emphasis is paid to ensemble creations, physical characterization, cooperative methods and object performance. May involve practices and theories of Jerzy Grotowski, Augusto Boal, Jacques Lecoq, and/or Tadashi Suzuki.

TH DAN 2241 Argumentation and Debate: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: COMM 1040, or COMM 1041, or consent of instructor. Principles of argumentation and debate with practice in preparing briefs and in delivering spoken arguments in formal debate. Emphasis on analysis of issues, logical reasoning, and audience analysis.

TH DAN 2244 Introduction to Directing: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: TH DAN 2105. An overview of the analytical and creative processes that inform the director's work. Students engage in a close examination of texts, key concepts, and directorial choices in staged performances, opera, films, and video. Students will learn how to articulate responses to theatrical/film work, create and present projects, understand the history and role of the director, and unlock the imagination as an interpretive artist.

TH DAN 2250 Stagecraft: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: TH DAN 1900 or Consent of instructor A survey of the theories, terminology, and practices of methods and equipment of scenic and properties construction, painting, and rigging. Course includes practical application through 45 hours of lab work in conjunction with department productions. Personal safety equipment will be required.

TH DAN 2260 Introduction To Theatrical Costume Production: 3 semester hours

A survey of the theory, practices and vocabulary of theatrical costuming; the visualization and realization of the costume through the arts of pattern cutting; the construction techniques; draping; dyeing, painting, and distressing. Course includes practical application of techniques through required 45 hours of lab work in conjunction with current department productions.

TH DAN 2270 Audio Recording for Live Production: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: TH DAN 1900 or consent of instructor. This course is intended to provide an introduction to audio systems. It will include exposure to waveforms and thephysical qualities of sound, as well as audio signal flow in analog and digital systems. The course is also an introduction to acoustics, both indorrs and out, microphone theory and proper use, design and placement of speakiers, microphones and audio recording equipment.

TH DAN 2280 Lighting And Sound Technology: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: TH DAN 1900 or consent of instructor. A survey of the theories, terminology, and practices of methods, equipment, and control systems of lighting and sound technology for the stage. Course includes practical application through 45 hours of lab work in conjunction with departmental productions. Basic personal tools will be required.

TH DAN 2290 Drafting For The Theatre: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: TH DAN 1900 or Consent of instructor Survey course covering the fundamental techniques of two dimensional drafting. Drafting equipment will be required.

TH DAN 2300 Stage Management: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor Course develops fundamental stage management skills needed to supervise all operative aspects of play production from auditions through performance. These skills include: interpersonal and leadership skills, conflict resolution techniques, venue and staff management/scheduling, and technical script analysis. Course includes production experience.

TH DAN 2810 History Of World Theatre And Drama Through The Restoration: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: TH DAN 1800 or Consent of instructor Survey of the history of influence of different cultures, traditions, and technologies on development of theatre as a social institution. History of Theatre and drama from ancient cultures to the Restoration period. Ritual and religious drama. Study of the origins of theatre and drama from oral tradition, myth, storytelling, Shamanism and collective ritual, Greek festival drama, and cloister drama of different cultures. Rise of secular drama, the traditions of classical Greek theatre. Study of the Renaissance, and drama in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the New World.

TH DAN 2820 History Of World Theatre & Drama From 18Th C To Contemporary Time: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: TH DAN 1800 or Consent of instructor History of theatre from 18th century to contemporary times. Survey of history of influence of different cultures, traditions, and technologies on the development of theatre as a social institution. Study of realism and subsequent departures from realism in theatre, drama and performance.

TH DAN 2840 History Of Dance To The 19Th Century: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: TH DAN 1800 or Consent of instructor Survey of western dance from pre-history through the middle ages and renaissance to 19th century. Study of dance in historical and cultural context, its function in society and its relationship to contemporary artistic expression.

TH DAN 2841 History Of Dance From The 19Th Century To Contemporary Times: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: TH DAN1800 or Consent of instructor Survey of western dance practice from 1850 to the present. History of modern dance: art dance from Isadora Duncan to Martha Graham.

TH DAN 3006 Advanced Ballet Technique: 2 semester hours

Prerequisites: 4 Credit hours of TH DAN 1006 and/or TH DAN 2006 or consent of instructor. Advanced ballet movement, technique, vocabulary, and aesthetics with particular focus on precision and performance. Course of study will include advanced barre exercises, center work, and across the floor progressions. Variations, partnering, and pointe work may be incorporated at the discretion of the instructor. Dance attire and ballet slippers will be required. Course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.

TH DAN 3007 Advanced Jazz Dance Technique: 2 semester hours

Prerequisites: 4 Credit hours of TH DAN 1007 and/or TH DAN 2007 or Consent of instructor Advanced jazz dance movement, technique, vocabulary, and aesthetics with particular focus on personal movement style and performance. Study of unique dance styles and artists that have influenced the stage, video, film and commercial and media industry. Dance attire and jazz shoes will be required. Course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.

TH DAN 3008 Advanced Modern Dance Technique: 2 semester hours

Prerequisites: 4 Credit hours of TH DAN 1008 and/or TH DAN 2008 or Consent of Instructor Advanced level of modern dance movement, technique, vocabulary, and aesthetics. Incorporation of more complex movement and patterns. Emphasis on accuracy and performance will be explored. Dance attire is required. Dance shoes are not required. Course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.

TH DAN 3009 Dance Choreography For The Stage, Television And Film: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: 4 Credit Hours of any level and combination of TH DAN 1006, TH DAN 1007, TH DAN 1008, TH DAN 2006, TH DAN 2007, TH DAN 2008, TH DAN 3006, TH DAN 3007 and TH DAN 3008. Course will focus on directed movement studies and composition techniques for the stage, television, and film. Personal creativity and original movement inventions will be explored, as well as the creation, development, and transformation of original movement studies into completed works. Dance attire and dance shoes are required. Course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.

TH DAN 3060 Advanced Theatre Workshop: 1-2 semester hours

Prerequisites: TH DAN 1060, TH DAN 1900 and Consent of instructor. Practical application of technical theatre practices through 45 hours of lab work within the areas of scenery, lighting, properties, and sound in conjunction with departmental productions. Personal safety equipment and basic tools will be required. Course may be repeated for up to 8 credit hours.

TH DAN 3105 Advanced Dance Repertory: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor or Audition Dancers are selected through audition or consent of instructor to participate in the dance repertory. Students will learn and rehearse original choreography created by faculty and guest artists. At the end of the semester, students will perform original works in a dance concert. Dance attire and appropriate dancce shoes are required. Course may be repeated for credit up to 12 hours.

TH DAN 3195 Advanced Practicum In Performance Studies: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor Course provides advanced practical experience in acting, directing, or dramaturgy through rehearsal and performance in conjunction with department productions, or other approved independent study projects. Laboratory time will be scheduled and may include evening and weekend rehearsals and performances. Course may be repeated for up to 8 credit hours.

TH DAN 3196 Adv Theatre Practicum: Scenery/Lighting/Sound In Theatre Produc: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor Course provides advanced practical experience in scenery, lighting, sound, and properties implementation and/or running crew work in conjunction with departmental productions, or other approved independent study projects. Running crew work may involve evening and weekend assigned times. Additional daytime hours will vary according to assignment. Credit hours are determined based on the scope of the project. Course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.

TH DAN 3197 Advanced Practicum In Costume: 1-3 semester hours

This course provides advanced practical experience in costume construction, cutting, draping, millinary, fabric dyeing/ painting, distressing, crafts including wardrobe and makeup running crews, in conjunction with the theatre and dance department productions, or other approved independent study projects. In addition to daytime Lab hours, occasional weekend and/or evening laboratory time may be required. Appropriate clothing and personal safety equipment will be required. Personal equipment will be required. Course may be repeated for up to 8 credit hours.

TH DAN 3198 Advanced Practicum In Dance: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor Course provides practical experience in dance, stage movement, stage combat, choreography and/or running crew work in conjunction with departmental productions, or other approved independent study projects. May involve additional hours including evening and weekend assigned times. Credit will be based on the scope of the project. Course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.

TH DAN 3211 Period Styles of Acting: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: TH DAN 1210, TH DAN 2210. The course will expose students to the rigorous analytical, physical, intellectual, and vocal demands of acting within a specific historical period. Students will focus on monologue and scene study from the following: Greek Tragedy, Spanish Golden Age, Elizabethan Theatre, Restoration Comedy, Italian Commedia, French Farce, and British comedy of Manners with a special focus on style distinctions between each.

TH DAN 3218 Shakespeare and Verse Acting: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: TH DAN 1210, TH DAN 2210. An intermediate acting course designed to engage students in Shakespeare's dramatic works from the point of view of the actor. Through text analysis, scene study, vocal work, and acting exercises, students explore the meaning, music and theatrical power of Shakespeare and other playwrights. Topics explored include: blank verse acting, line breath support, scansion, phrasing, word emphasis, antithesis, and imagery.

TH DAN 3252 Costume Design: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: TH DAN 1910, TH DAN 2260, or consent of instructor. Content of course includes study of theories, styles, visualization of ideas, and techniques of costume design; discussion of principles of design, script analysis, the collaborative roles of designers in the theatrical production; research, and exploration of character representation; study of the human figure, drawing, and rendering techniques. Course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.

TH DAN 3254 Costume Production And Construction Techniques: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: TH DAN 1900, TH DAN 2260 or Consent of instructor Study of theory and application of pattern making, fitting, construction techniques for costumes and undergarments to achieve authentic-appearing costumes using contemporary methods. Provides practical experience in costume construction, as well as wardrobe and makeup. Participation in running crews, in conjunction with the theatre and dance department productions, or other approved independent study projects may be required. Personal equipment will be required. Weekend and evenings may be required. Appropriate clothing and personal safety equipment required. Course may be repeated for up to 8 credit hours.

TH DAN 3257 Makeup For Theatrical Productions: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: TH DAN 1800, TH DAN 1910, or consent of instructor. The art of makeup and its relation to production. Overview of European history and tradition of makeup. Theory, history and the practice of makeup traditions for theatre, dance and performance will be included.

TH DAN 3260 Scenic Design: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: TH DAN 1900, TH DAN 1910, TH DAN 2250, TH DAN 2290, or consent of instructor. Survey of the theories and practices of scenery design for the theatre. This course will emphasize the creative process from conceptual script analysis through final design projects, sketching, drafting, rendering, and model making. Personal graphics and drafting materials will be required.

TH DAN 3261 Lighting Design: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: TH DAN 1900, TH DAN 1910, TH DAN 2280, or consent of instructor. Survey of the theories and techniques of lighting design for theatre and dance. This course will emphasize the creative process from script and choreographic concepts through final design projects, sketching, drafting, rendering, and related paperwork. Personal graphics and drafting materials will be required.

TH DAN 3263 Scene Painting: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: TH DAN 1900, TH DAN 1910, or consent of instructor. Survey of theories, materials, and techniques of scene painting for the stage. Course includes 45 lab or studio hours for application and practice of painting projects, and possible evening and/or weekend studio hours.

TH DAN 3305 Writing For Performance: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor Introduction to writing for performance, including playwriting and dramatic adaptation. Students' particular interests will determine course content: ranging from sketch comedy or adaptation of literature for the stage, to full-length comic or dramatic plays. This course is writing intensive and may require additional laboratory hours.

TH DAN 3399 Stage Combat: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing, or consent of instructor.This is a movement course designed to expand the acting student's awareness of the body as a vehicle for the communication of emotion, action, and drama on the state. It will introduce the skills and techniques necessary for the creation of safe and effective illusions of violence for the state.

TH DAN 4020 Directing for the Camera: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: TH DAN 2020. This directing course prepares the student director to work with both the actors and the cinematographer to achieve the directorial concept. The director will work with actors and a cinematographer to produce a short-length film/video from a prepared script. The creation of shooting scripts, story boards, and a shooting schedule are covered in the course.

TH DAN 4040 Special Topics in Theatre: 1-6 semester hours

Prerequisites: Junior, Senior, or consent of instructor.Special topics with subject matter dealing with current issues (theoretical or applied) in the discipline of Theatre. Course may be repeated for up to 12 credit hours, provided the topic is different.

TH DAN 4041 Special Topics in Dance: 1-6 semester hours

Prerequisites: Junior, Senior, or consent of instructor.Special topics with subject matter dealing with current issues (theoretical or applied) in the discipline of Dance. Course may be repeated for up to 12 credit hours, provided the topic is different.

TH DAN 4220 Directing For The Theatre: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: TH DAN 1210 or consent of instructor. A survey of the theories and practices of theatrical directing, beginning with the theories and techniques of accomplished directors. The stage director's role in performance development will be studied through script analysis, production planning, and the rehearsal process, culminating with a live performance. Final projects are laboratory scenes or a short one-act play.

TH DAN 4230 Theatre Management: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Th&Dan 2230 Comprehensive study and practice of theatre production and management techniques, including season selection, fundraising, budget control, venue analysis and acquisition, box office, facility management, production scheduling, interpersonal skills, conflict resolution, and promotional techniques for theatre.

TH DAN 4261 Advanced Projects In Design And Technology: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: TH DAN 1910 and consent of instructor. Provides opportunities for supervised advanced projects in theatre design or technology in conjunction with departmental productions, or other independent study projects. Credit assigned based on scope of project. Course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.

TH DAN 4262 Advanced Problems In Costume: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: TH DAN 2260 or TH DAN 3252 or consent of instructor. Provides opportunities in supervised special projects in dostume design and technology in conjunction with actual productions or other advanced independent projects. Includes design research process, script and character analysis, study of historical context and social environment, development of conceptual designs, study of current costume design and wardrobe practices. Personal equipment will be required. Credit based on scope of project. Course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.

TH DAN 4390 Theatre Internship: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Junior level with consent of instructor Provides opportunites for supervised projects in conjunction with off-campus professional theatre and/or dance companies in performance, management, design or technology. Credit based on scope of assignment. Course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.

TH DAN 4391 Dance Internship: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Junior level with Consent of instructor Provides credit for approved supervised projects in conjunction with off-campus professional theatre and/or dance companies. Credit based on scope of assignment. Course may be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.

TH DAN 4886 The Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Speech and Theatre: 3 semester hours

Same as SEC ED 4886. Prerequisites: TCH ED 3310 or TCH ED 5310; students must be within three hours of completing a major in either Communication or Theatre, with 15-18 hours completed in the other subject area. A study in the scope and sequence of the Speech and Theatre courses in the school curriculum with emphasis on the selection and organization of materials and methods of instruction and evaluation. The course prepares students for reflective teaching by relating course readings to field experience and theory to practice. To be taken prior to student teaching and concurrently with SEC ED 4989: Secondary Professional Internship. This course must be completed in residence. Not available for graduate credit.

TH DAN 4900 Senior Project: 3 semester hours

TH DAN 4980 Internship In Theatre: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Senior standing, with at least 12 hours of course work in theatre; an overall GPA of at least 3.0; consent of instructor; open to communication majors only; not open to students who have any Y or delayed grades outstanding. Supervised practical work at a theatre off campus in one of the following areas: acting, directing, design, stage management. Repeatable, but no more than six hours total credit may be earned in internship courses. Only three hours in internship courses may be counted toward the 36-hour minimum required for the degree.

Thomas McPhail
Professor (Media Studies), Chair and Fellow Center for International Studies
Ph.D., Purdue University

Michael Murray
Professor and Curators' Teaching Professor (Media Studies)
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

Adeniyi (Niyi) Coker, Jr
E. Desmond Lee Professor in African Studies and Fellow Center for International Studies (Theatre & Dance)
Ph.D., Temple University

James Fay
Associate Professor (Media Studies)
M.F.A., Tulane University

Rita Csapo-Sweet
Associate Professor (Media Studies)
Ed.D., Harvard University

Brett C. Biermann
Assistant Professor (Media Studies)
Ph.D., Universiteir van Amsterdam

Glen Anderson
Assistant Professor (Theatre & Dance)
MFA , University of Florida

Felia Davenport
Assistant Professor (Theatre & Dance)
M.F.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Jacqueline Thompson
Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor (Theatre & Dance)
M.F.A, University of Louisville-Louisville, Kentucky

Krista Tucciarone
Associate Teaching Professor (Media Studies)
Ph.D., University of Missouri - St. Louis

Jennifer Medina
Assistant Teaching Professor (Theatre and Dance)
MFA in Dance, University of Iowa

Stacy West
Research Assistant Professor (Theatre & Dance)
MBA, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville