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Engineering Transfer 005
Accounting 010
African American Studies 014
Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
American History 512
American Literature 352
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Art (Art 080, Art History 082)
Arts and Sciences 090 (Interdisciplinary Courses)
Astronomy 100
Biochemistry 115
Biology 120
Biomedical Technology 124
Business Administration 135
Business Law 140
Chemistry (Biochemistry 115, Chemistry 160)
Childhood Studies 163
Classical Studies Minor
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203
Ecommerce and Information Technology 623
Economics 220
Engineering Transfer Program 005
English (English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Writing 989)
European Studies 310
Finance 390
Fine Arts (Art 080, Art History 082; Museum Studies 698; Music 700, 701; Speech 950; Theater Arts 965)
International Studies
Art 080 and Art History 082
Major Requirements
Minor Requirements
Studio Art and Electronic Arts Areas 080
Studio and Electronic Arts Areas of Specialization
Art History 082 Area of Specialization
Student-Proposed Majors
Departmental Honors Program in Art and Art History
Art Major with Teacher Certification
Courses (Art 080)
Courses (Art History 082)
Museum Studies 698
Music 700, Applied Music 701
Music Major Requirements (minimum 48 credits)
Music Minor Requirements (minimum 20 credits)
Music Major with Teacher Certification (minimum 44 credits)
Departmental Honors Program in Music
Courses (Music 700)
Courses (Applied Music 701)
Theater Arts (Speech 950, Theater Arts 965)
Theater Arts Major Requirements (minimum 48 credits)
Theater Arts Minor Requirements (minimum 18 credits)
Musical Theater Program
Teacher Certification in Theater Arts
Courses (Dance 203)
Courses (Speech 950)
Courses (Theater Arts 965)
Foreign Languages and Literatures (French 420, German 470, Italian 560, Russian 860, Spanish 940)
Geology 460
History (Historical Methods and Research 509; European History 510; American History 512; African, Asian, Latin American, and Comparative History 516)
Home Economics 520
Honors College 525
International Studies Program 549
Student-Proposed Majors and Minors 555
Journalism 570
Justice and Society 572
Latin American Studies Minor
Liberal Studies 606
Linguistics 615
Management 620
Marketing 630
Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics 640, Statistics 960)
Media Studies 657
Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine
Museum Studies 698
Music 700, 701
Nursing 705
Pharmacy 720
Philosophy and Religion 730, 840
Physics 750
Political Science 790
Psychology 830
Religion 840
Reserve Officer Training Programs
Russian 860
General Science 890
Social Work 910
Sociology (Anthropology 070, Criminal Justice 202, Sociology 920)
Spanish 940
Speech 950
Statistics 960
Teacher Preparation Program 964
Theater Arts (Dance 203, Speech 950, Theater Arts 965)
Urban Studies and Metropolitan Planning 975
Walt Whitman Program in American Studies
Women's Studies 988
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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2008-2010 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses Fine Arts (Art 080, Art History 082; Museum Studies 698; Music 700, 701; Speech 950; Theater Arts 965) Courses (Theater Arts 965)  

Courses (Theater Arts 965)

50:965:101 Introduction To Theater (G) (3)
An introduction to the collaborative process of creating theater by examining the roles of the producer, playwright, director, actor, and designer, and how aesthetic choices are made based on analysis and interpretation of play texts.

50:965:123 Voice for the Stage (3)

Training and development of the actor's voice to develop optimal pitch, vocal range, improved articulation, and the ability to use the voice as an instrument.

50:965:124 Movement For The Stage (3)

Training and development of the actor's body to develop optimal range of movement and creative potential for the actor. Elements of dance: use of time, space, and imagination will play a vital role in our view of movement theater. Designed to free the body from its pedestrian contraints.

50:965:202 Play Reading and Analysis (3)
The fundamentals of script analysis as it relates to the work of the director, the actor, and the designer.

50:965:241 Stagecraft (3) An introduction to the behind-the-scenes elements of a theater production developed through theory and stage crew experiences. Subjects covered may include scenery construction and painting, drafting, sound, digital electronics, stage management, and production organization.
50:965:271 Acting I (3) A foundational course that introduces the basic concepts of characterization through improvisational exercises, text analysis, and scene study. This course may be taken as part of a minor in media studies.

50:965:301 Performance (2) Students are required to be involved in a minimum of three performances over a four-year period, through mainstage or workshop productions in acting, directing, playwriting, production staff, or technical design. Prerequisites: 50:965:271 and permission of instructor. May be repeated for up to a maximum of 6 credits.
50:965:302 Practicum/Crew Call in Technical Theater (BA) An extension of technical theater studies with an emphasis on our mainstage and small-stage productions; 1 or 2 credits. Prerequisites: 50:965:241 or other departmental courses relevant to the practicum or permission of instructor.
50:965:304 Performance Workshop (2) An extension of the theater practice courses. The collaborative process is broken down for closer examination. Original and student-generated theater projects will each receive a rigorous rehearsal process with particular attention to experimentation and detail.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
50:965:308 American Musical Theater (3) This course will examine the development of one of the most quintessentially American performance forms--the musical--from its various origins in European operetta, vaudeville, minstrelsy, and melodrama, to its most contemporary incarnations in the current Broadway season.
50:965:309 American Theater (3) The development of the American theater as an artistic, literary, cultural, historical, political, and social phenomenon, including the study of plays, playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and theater companies in the United States from the colonial era to the present day.
50:965:310 Experimental Theater (3) A look at the American and European avant-garde in the 20th century, exploring how traditional patterns were and still are broken on all levels: artistic, political, and philosophical.
50:965:314 Scenic Design (3) Fundamentals of scenic design, including history, theory of design, drafting, rendering, modeling, and practical application.
Prerequisite: 50:965:241 or permission of instructor.
50:965:318 Playwriting I (3) Provides experience with fundamental skills and techniques essential to new play development and writing that is particular to the stage. Examines traditional conventions of the "well-made play" while also experimenting with writing for a theater that breaks with those conventions.
50:965:319  Playwriting II (3) Covers practical approaches to reshaping works-in-progress for staged readings and workshop productions. A workshop atmosphere will help students to develop a professional perspective on playwriting, rehearsal process, and production values. Prerequisite: 50:965:318 or permission of instructor.
50:965:320 Directing I (3) The fundamentals of stage directing, including composition, picturization, movement, stage business, tempo, script selection, analysis, casting, and rehearsal planning. This course may be taken as part of a minor in media studies. Prerequisite: 50:965:202 or permission of instructor.
50:965:321 Directing II (3) Advanced study of the principles and techniques of directing plays of various types and styles.
Prerequisite: 50:965:271. May be repeated for credit.
50:965:322 Directing for Film (3) A foundation course that introduces the basic concepts of directing for film and video. Students will learn by making short films. Emphasis is placed on a director's ability to implement basic uses of actors and practical aspects of technical production.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
50:965:323 Educational/Children's Theater Provides fundamental tools for teaching several aspects of theater. A view of in-class theater and how to develop and integrate drama exercises that illuminate subject matter and facilitate imagination. The New Jersey Standards of the Arts will be considered in relation to making age appropriate theater for children. Intended for theater majors and majors in the Teacher Preparation Program.
50:965:345 Theater and Film in Europe (3)

A study of 20th-century movements in European film, which ran parallel to the expanding world of wildly new theater. Examines content and performance style that are specific to European countries, cultures, and individuals. An emphasis on influences and sensibilities well apart from our general awareness of theater and cinema in the United States.

50:965:359 Senior Project (BA) Senior theater majors are required to register for this seminar. Guidance for final projects: performance, research, or internship; 2-3 credits.
50:965:362 Costume Design (3) Fundamentals of costume design, including history of costume and fashion, theory of design, research methods, rendering and practical application. Techniques in drawing the basic human form.
50:965:371 Acting II (3) Development of material introduced in Acting I, with more advanced emphasis on scene study, styles of acting, and various approaches to an actor's preparation.
Prerequisite: 50:965:271 or permission of instructor.
50:965:372 Acting for Film (3) A foundation course that introduces the basic concepts of acting for film and video. Emphasis is placed on an actor's ability to understand technically, to artistically interpret, and to implement specific suggestions from the film director.
50:965:373 Improvisational Theater (3) Improvisational process is examined through a progression of choice-making exercises related to spontaneous composition for the stage. Work with impulse and imaginative freedom are featured elements in making theater from scratch.
50:965:380 History of Theater I (3) A survey from the classical period through the 17th century, with emphasis on the major periods, typical plays, performance theories, important personages, and major playhouses and forms of production. Western and non-Western traditions will be examined. The two courses in this series need not be taken in sequence.
50:965:381 History of Theater II (3) A survey from the 18th century to the present, with emphasis on the major periods, typical plays, performance theories, important personages, and major playhouses and forms of production. Western and non-Western traditions will be examined.
50:965:382 Lighting Design (3) Fundamentals of lighting design, including history and theories of design and electricity, drafting, and practical application.
Prerequisite: 50:965:241 or permission of instructor.
50:965:471 Acting III (3) Advanced problems in acting theories and styles. Prerequisites: 50:965:271 and 371 or permission of instructor.
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