Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Undergraduate-New Brunswick
 
About the University
Undergraduate Education in New Brunswick
Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students
School of Arts and Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Mason Gross School of the Arts
General Information
Academic Policies and Procedures
Degree Requirements
Programs of Study
Course Listing
Art 081
Dance 203
Dance 206
Digital Filmmaking 211
Music 700
Applied Music 701
Theater Arts 966
Administration and Faculty
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick
School of Communication and Information
School of Engineering
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
School of Management and Labor Relations
Honors College of Rutgers University-New Brunswick
General Information
Divisions of the University
Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
Catalogs
New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 Mason Gross School of the Arts Course Listing Theater Arts 966  

Theater Arts 966
07:966:100 Actor Warm-Up (.5) Vocal and physical warm-up to prepare actors for acting, voice, speech, and movement classes. Open to B.F.A. actors only. Course repeated for credit.
07:966:103-104 Theater Homeroom (P0,P0) Theater Homeroom is a multidisciplinary weekly event that includes: sharing of ideas, information, and inspirations; professional and academic panels and workshops; guest artists; discussions and performances. Attendance is mandatory and the course is taken for pass/fail credit. Open to B.F.A. students only. Course repeated.    
07:966:105 Drawing Practice: Theater Design (2) Daily drawing practice. Model fee associated with course. Prerequisite: Open only to B.F.A. design majors or by permission of instructor. Course repeated for credit.
07:966:123 Theater Practice (2) Crew assignments each semester in set, prop, and costume construction or running crew in sets/props, sound, lights, costumes, and costume maintenance. A minimum of 90 crew hours is required to pass the course, but some production running assignments may require up to 150 hours. Course is repeated. Students who do not attend the first meeting of the class are not guaranteed an assignment and may have to drop the class. Two semesters are required for all B.F.A. production majors and B.A. theater majors.
07:966:124 Theater Practice for Designers and Actors (1) Crew assignments each semester in set, prop, and costume construction or running crew in sets/props, sound, lights, costumes, and costume maintenance. A minimum of 90 crew hours is required to pass the course, but some production running assignments may require up to 150 hours. Course is repeated. Students who do not attend the first meeting of the class are not guaranteed an assignment and may have to drop the class. Two semesters are required for all B.F.A. designers and one semester is required for B.F.A actors.
07:966:215 Introduction to Design (3) Introductory course in basic theatrical design and production. Lectures cover a wide range of topics relating to the technical and aesthetic aspects of designing scenery, costumes, and lighting for the stage; lab periods will be utilized to learn technical skills and to put the information covered in the lectures into practice.
07:966:216 Introduction to Design (3) The second semester of Introduction to Design focuses on research and the realized set, costume, and lighting design process for one complete design project. Prerequisites: 07:966:215. Only open to B.F.A. production majors or by permission of instructor.
07:966:219-220 Stagecraft (2,2) Stage construction techniques for all standard theatrical construction. Only open to B.F.A. students or by permission of instructor.
07:966:225-226 Speech I (2,2) Speech and diction for the theater and performance. Open to B.F.A. I actors only.
07:966:227-228 Voice I (2,2) The practice of developing the vocal mechanism for stage speech. Open only to B.F.A. acting students.
07:966:230-231 Movement I (2,2) Basic development of the body for the stage. Open only to B.F.A. acting students.
07:966:232-233 History of Costume Décor I-II (3,3) An introduction to the major period styles in clothing, architecture, and interior design/décor from antiquity to Baroque (1800 AD) and from 1800 to present day. Western and non-Western styles will be introduced to the extent that they influence and serve plays most likely to be encountered by a working, professional theater designer. Open to B.F.A. design and production students or by permission of instructor.
07:966:242 Introduction to Stage Lighting (2) A seminar/lab course discussing and applying stage lighting practices. The course is focused on the technologies used in entertainment lighting work with attention on: computer light boards, moving lights, dimmers, and rigging. Open only to B.F.A. theater majors or by permission of instructor.
07:966:243-244 Elements of Design I (3,3) Provides development of technical and conceptual design skills and presentation of ideas in two- and three-dimensional forms. Class participation and critique of other students work is required. First semester concentrates on individual set design skills. Second semester incorporates collaboration with directors and other designers. Open only to B.F.A. design majors.
07:966:245-246 History of Architecture and Decorative Arts (3,3) Weekly lectures and field trips to the Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Frick Collection, and other museums where students do sketch assignments covering appropriate historical periods. Students are responsible for all public transportation and entrance fees.
Prerequisites: 07:966:215-216. Open only to B.F.A. design majors or by permission of instructor.
07:966:247-248 Costume History (2,2) The history of costume from 3100 BC to 1930 AD taught through a series of slides and lectures. Students render costumes worn by live models. Model fee. Open only to B.F.A. design and production majors or by permission of instructor.
07:966:249-250 Production Assistant (2,2) Students are assigned to mainstage production assistantships. Open to first- and second-year B.F.A. production majors.
07:966:251-252 Fundamentals of Drafting (3,3) Fundamental skills in technical drawing and stagecraft techniques. Prerequisites: 07:966:215-216. Open only to B.F.A. design and production majors or by permission of instructor.
07:966:271-272 Acting I (2,2) Theory and practice in the art of acting. Open only to B.F.A. acting students.
07:966:274 Costume Construction (2) Basic sewing techniques and working with a commercial pattern.
Open to B.F.A. design and production majors or by permission of instructor.
07:966:275-276 Performance Ensemble (2,2) An actor-generated performance piece is created using theater games, improvisation, and ensemble-building techniques. Open only to B.F.A. acting students.
07:966:277 Production Properties (2) A course detailing the research, drawing, and construction of stage properties from library to performance. Materials fee.
Open only to B.F.A. design and production majors or by permission of instructor.
07:966:305 Advanced Stage Lighting Technology (2) Technical and mechanical aspects of stage lighting including electrical theory, practical wiring, equipment maintenance, and safety practice. Applications to stage, film, and touring situations. Prerequisites: 07:966:242 and permission of instructor.
07:966:307 Advanced Production Properties (BA) Advanced projects in property construction and management. Materials fee.
Prerequisite: 07:966:277. Open only to B.F.A. design and production majors or by permission of instructor.
07:966:309 Costume Design I (3) Initial exploration in the fundamental skills needed to design costumes for stage and film. Weekly projects challenge students to develop their individual and unique style of working in design, through text analysis, color, line, proportion, and historical research. Open only to B.F.A. design and production majors or by permission of instructor.
07:966:311-312 Draping I-II (3,3) Students obtain knowledge of pattern drafting based on draping to an individual, starting with the dress form and fitting to a specific body. Open only to B.F.A. design and production majors or by permission of instructor.
07:966:313-314 Set Design I (3,3) Advanced work in scene design with an emphasis on individual style development. Prerequisites: 07:966:243-244. Open only to B.F.A. design majors or by permission of instructor.
07:966:315 Principles of Stage Management (3) Introduction to the position of stage manager as organizer, manager, and liaison. Detailed discussion of all pre-show breakdowns, prompt book preparation, production paperwork, rehearsal, and preparation for and running technical rehearsals.
Prerequisites: 07:966:215-216. Open only to B.F.A. stage management students or by permission of instructor.
07:966:316 Scene Painting (2) Fundamental training in painting for the stage. Materials fee. Prerequisites: 07:966:215-216. Open only to B.F.A. design majors or by permission of instructor.
07:966:319-320 Speech II (2,2) Advanced speech and diction for the theater and performance. Prerequisites: 07:966:225-226. Open to B.F.A. II actors only.
07:966:323 Theater Practice (BA) B.F.A. designer sophomore crew rotation. Crew or stage management assignments. Experience in property and set design, lighting, and costume crews; advance to head crews with continued experience.
Prerequisite: 07:966:123. Not open to first-year students. Course is repeated.
07:966:325-326 Acting II: Technique (2,2) Scene study and the basis of characterization. Open only to B.F.A. II actors.
07:966:327-328 Voice II (2,2) Use of the voice in acting. Open only to B.F.A. II actors.
07:966:333-334 Movement II (2,2) Emphasis on stage challenges such as period movement; use of objects; awareness of space, energy, and time. Use of the body to develop characterization. Open only to B.F.A. II actors.
07:966:335-336 Costume Design I (3,3) Advanced costume design course in which experienced students undertake a series of design projects to be presented for critique. Prerequisites: 07:966:247-248. Open only to B.F.A. design majors or by permission of instructor.
07:966:339-340 Advanced Stagecraft (2,2) Hands-on exploration of topics in technical theater: theatrical welding, basic theatrical mechanics, and scene shop layout; hot wire cuttings, pipe bending, tracking and revolving scenery; elevators, budgeting, hydraulics, and pneumatics; topics vary per semester. Prerequisites: 07:966:219-220. Open only to B.F.A. production and design majors.
07:966:343-344 Fundamentals of Lighting Design (3,3) Basic theory and practice of lighting design including script analysis, physics of light and color, and light plots. Prerequisites: 07:966:242. Open only to B.F.A. design and production majors or permission of instructor.
07:966:345-346 Theatrical Rendering Techniques (2,2) Further development and exploration of two-dimensional presentation skills using a variety of traditional media as well as collage and digital rendering. Open only to B.F.A. design majors or by permission of instructor.
07:966:350 Fabric Dyeing (2) Covers the basics of fabric dyeing including color matching; ombre; shibori; resist-dyeing; fabric painting; and distressing using union dyes, fiber specific dyes, and fabric paint. Safety issues and concerns will also be addressed. Open only to B.F.A. design majors or by permission of instructor.
07:966:351 Costume Crafts (2) This course will introduce the student to each of the areas of costume crafts, which include but are not limited to a variety of materials. Millinery basic techniques will also be explored. Open only to B.F.A. design majors or by permission of instructor.
07:966:358 Portfolio Preparation (1) Prepares the B.F.A. design student to present his or her design work in the professional portfolio format required by the industry. Team-taught by set and costume design faculty, the student is guided in resume preparation, portfolio choices, and professional presentation. Students must buy a portfolio.
Open only to B.F.A. design majors.
07:966:359-360 Directed Study (BA,BA) Special advanced projects undertaken with a faculty member who agrees to supervise the student's work. Open only to B.F.A. majors with permission of instructor and theater arts adviser.
07:966:361-362 Sound Technology for the Theater (2,2) Basic theory and practice for use of sound in the theater. Fees: cost of media. Prerequisites: 07:966:215-216 or permission of instructor.
07:966:371 Script Analysis for Actors (2) This studio/analytical course is designed to unite the actor's unique instrument with the dramatic demands of the written text. In this class, the play's the thing!
Open only to B.F.A. students or by permission of instructor.
07:966:372 Advanced Text: Dramatic Structure (2) Course builds on concepts and skills learned in Script Analysis for Actors and applies them to close reads of two dramatic works and an intensive reading of two others, enabling the actor to get the most out of the first readings of a play. How do different works demand different or similar approaches? What is the nature and function of research in the artistic process? Open only to B.F.A. students or by permission of instructor.
07:966:390 Advanced Costume Construction (BA,BA) This hands-on course is a continuation of Costume Construction and teaches the basic skills and terminology that are used in costumes. Throughout the semester students will learn advanced hand- and machine-sewing techniques used to stitch historical and modern costumes. Prerequisite: 07:966:274. Open only to B.F.A. design majors or permission of instructor.
07:966:407 Scene Painting II (2) Advanced techniques in scene painting. Prerequisite: 07:966:316. Open only to B.F.A. students or by permission of instructor.
07:966:410 Stage Combat (1) Course geared for directors and stage managers on the physical aspects of stage violence from unarmed fighting to the use of weapons. Emphasis on safety.
Open to B.F.A. stage managers only.
07:966:411 Production Techniques (1) Required production practice on season productions.
Prerequisite: 07:966:323. Open only to junior and senior design and production majors. Course repeated.
07:966:415-416 Drafting and Theater Technique (3,3) Further development and exploration of drafting techniques and problem solving, focusing on architectural solutions for theater.
Open to B.F.A. design and technical direction majors by permission of instructor.
07:966:417-418 British Art and Culture (3,3) British history, art, and architecture studied on site as part of Rutgers' Conservatory at Shakespeare's Globe in London to provide historical, social, and religious contexts for Shakespeare's plays.
Open to B.F.A. students studying in London.
07:966:419-420 Topics in Technical Direction (BA,BA) Special study in advanced construction techniques such as: vaccuform, air casters, and other specialized theatrical machinery. Prerequisites: 07:966:219-220. Open only to B.F.A. students or by permission of instructor.
07:966:422 Production and Design Projects (BA) Realizing production design in the areas of costumes, sets, sound, and lights, as assigned by the faculty. Course may be repeated for credit. Open only to B.F.A. design and production majors.
07:966:423 Stage Management (3) Continued development of the role of the stage manager with emphasis on assistant stage managing. Prerequisite: 07:966:315. Open only to B.F.A. stage management majors.
07:966:424 Stage Management Projects (BA) Credit for fulfilling stage management and assisting assignments on Rutgers Theater Company mainstage and Jameson Project productions as well as workshops, presentations, and opera at Rutgers. Prerequisite: 07:966:315. Open only to B.F.A. stage management majors.
07:966:425 Acting IV (2) Advanced acting technique and preparation for the profession. Open only to B.F.A. acting students.
07:966:427-428 Shakespeare's Plays in Context (3,3) Intensive study at Rutgers' Conservatory of Shakespeare's Globe in London of 20 classical Shakespearean plays over the course of a year. Open to B.F.A. students studying in London.
07:966:430 Performance (BA) Student-generated senior performance projects consisting of a variety of public and workshop performances. Open to B.F.A. acting majors only.
07:966:443-444 Advanced Stage Management (3,3) Continuation of Stage Management to advance organization and management skills and to develop the experience and judgment necessary to the professional stage manager. Prerequisite: 07:966:423. Open only to B.F.A. stage managers.
07:966:447 Draping III (3) Development of skills needed to evolve patterns from designers' sketches and use of those patterns to produce finished garments. Prerequisites: 07:966:389-390 or permission of instructor.
07:966:448 Draping III: Historical Draping (3) Teaches how to replicate period gown prior to the 1920s by draping and flat-patterning techniques. This will include the construction of one complete finished set of period undergarments and period gown in muslin. Open only to B.F.A. design students or by permission of instructor.
07:966:451 Tailoring (3) Students will obtain a basic knowledge of tailoring techniques by constructing men's suits. This will include patterning, fitting to an individual, and constructing a men's suit jacket. Prerequisites: 07:966:389-390 or permission of instructor.
07:966:455-456 Costume History Seminar (3,3) In-depth study of period clothing with emphasis on primary research sources. Prerequisites: 07:966:247-248. Open only to B.F.A. design students or by permission of instructor.
07:966:460 Scene Design II (3) Advanced stage design. Prerequisites: 07:966:313-314. Open only to B.F.A. design majors.
07:966:462 Costume Design II (3) Advanced costume design. Prerequisites: 07:966:335-336. Permission required for advanced costume students.
07:966:464-465 Lighting Design I (3,3) Students undertake lighting design projects and prepare instrumentation and light plots for critique. Prerequisites: 07:966:343-344. Open only to B.F.A. design majors.
07:966:467 Advanced Stage Management Project (BA) Advanced stage management assignments on Jameson Project or fully produced productions. Prerequisites: Open only to advanced stage management students or by permission of instructor.
07:966:468-469 Computer Drafting I (2,2) Object-based computer drafting. Open only to B.F.A. design and production majors.
07:966:470 Computer Illustration I (2) Computer illustration using raster-based programs. Open only to B.F.A. design and production majors.
07:966:471 Computer Illustration II (2) Computer illustration using vector-based programs. Open only to B.F.A. design and production majors.
07:966:473-474 Production Practicum (BA,BA) Senior project or internship arranged with specialty adviser and production student adviser. Open only to B.F.A. production students.
07:966:476 Video/Auditioning (1) On-camera acting and auditioning techniques. Open to B.F.A. IV acting majors only.
07:966:480 Auditioning/Career Transition (1) Preparation for graduating actors on the business of the business. Open only to B.F.A. acting students.
07:966:488-489 Computer Drafting II (2,2) Line-based computer drafting. Prerequisites: 07:966:251-252 and permission of instructor.
07:966:490-491 Acting in London (12,12) Classical acting and voice training, British culture, and literature in a residence at Rutgers' Conservatory at Shakespeare's Globe in London program. Open only to B.F.A. acting students.
07:966:492 Theater Design in London (12) Classical design training for the theater, British culture, and literature in a residence at Rutgers' Conservatory at Shakespeare's Globe in London program. Open only to B.F.A. design students.
07:966:496 Professional Development Seminar (3) Students are provided with a comprehensive integration of career development approaches, entrepreneurial strategies, and explorations of regional, national, and global markets, movements, and players. Open only to B.F.A. theater students.
 
For additional information, contact RU-info at 848-445-info (4636) or colonelhenry.rutgers.edu.
Comments and corrections to: Campus Information Services.

© 2020 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. All rights reserved.
Catalogs Home