Undergraduate Courses

Course List:

Winter 2016

THTR120 Introduction to Theatre Sections

Theory and practice of the theatrical arts. Attendance at plays is required.

THTR130 Introduction to Stage Acting Sections

THTR150 Introduction to Technical Production Sections

Foundation study of production technologies for the performing arts.

THTR205A Graphics for Theatre and Film Design - GRAPHICS: T&F D Sections

THTR210 Drama: Forms and Ideas I Sections

The Anatomy of Drama: Its history, aesthetic principles, performative potential.

THTR211 Drama: Forms and Ideas II Sections

Topics in comparative drama; drama and the other performing arts; dramaturgy.

THTR250 Technical Production Sections

The construction and execution of scenery, costumes, properties, lighting, and sound for the stage.

THTR271 Beginning B.F.A. Acting I Sections

Open only to B.F.A. Acting students. An audition is required.

THTR272 Beginning B.F.A. Acting II Sections

Open only to B.F.A. Acting students.

THTR273 Beginning Voice and Movement I Sections

Open only to B.F.A. Acting students. An audition is required.

THTR274 Beginning Voice and Movement II Sections

Open only to B.F.A. Acting students.

THTR299A Production I - PRODUCTION I Sections

Assigned projects in theatre production.

THTR299B Production I - PRODUCTION I Sections

Assigned projects in theatre production.

THTR299C Production I - PRODUCTION I Sections

Assigned projects in theatre production.

THTR301A Styles of Decor and Dress - DECOR DRESS Sections

Artistic, decorative, cultural, and social contexts of selected theatrical genres and periods.

THTR305 Scenery Design I Sections

Principles and practice of scenery design for the performing arts.

THTR306 Costume Design I Sections

Principles and practice of costume design for the performing arts.

THTR307 Lighting Design I Sections

The optical, distribution, and control systems used in stage lighting design.

THTR308 Sound Design Sections

Audio design and production for theatre and other performance forms.

THTR310 Theory of Drama Performance Sections

The basic principles of dramaturgy and theory of performance. Historical and contemporary writing on dramatic theory and criticism and their relation to theatrical practice.

THTR320 History of Theatre I Sections

Core concepts in world theatre history and the development of theatre prior to the nineteenth century.

THTR323 History and Theory of Directing Sections

THTR330 Performance Study II Sections

Study of performance styles.

THTR340B Studies in Non-Western Theatre - ST NON-WEST THTR Sections

Open to all students in third year and above.

THTR350 Scenery Production I Sections

Scenery construction, rigging, and systems.

THTR352 Scene Painting I Sections

Media, techniques, and textural treatments used in scene painting.

THTR354 Stage Management Sections

Principles and procedures of stage management: organizations, systems, and operations.

THTR356 Costume Construction Sections

Advanced assembly and specialized construction methods for producing costume for stage and screen.

THTR371 Intermediate B.F.A. Acting I Sections

Open only to B.F.A. Acting students.

THTR372 Intermediate B.F.A. Acting II Sections

Open only to B.F.A. Acting students.

THTR373 Intermediate Voice, Speech, and Movement I Sections

Open only to B.F.A. Acting students.

THTR374 Intermediate Voice, Speech, and Movement II Sections

Open only to B.F.A. Acting students.

THTR391A Rehearsal and Performance - REHEARS&PERFORM Sections

Open only to B.F.A. Acting students.

THTR391B Rehearsal and Performance - REHEARS&PERFORM Sections

Open only to B.F.A. Acting students.

THTR391C Rehearsal and Performance - REHEARS&PERFORM Sections

Open only to B.F.A. Acting students.

THTR399A Production II - PRODUCTION II Sections

Assigned projects in theatre design and production.

THTR399B Production II - PRODUCTION II Sections

Assigned projects in theatre design and production.

THTR399C Production II - PRODUCTION II Sections

Assigned projects in theatre design and production.

THTR406 Costume Design II Sections

Complex problems and selected historical studies in costume design.

THTR410 Dramaturgy Sections

Advanced problems in dramaturgy, both in a historical and a contemporary context.

THTR420 History of Theatre II Sections

Key movements in world theatre history from the nineteenth century to the present.

THTR440B Topics in Theatre - TOPICS IN THTR Sections

An examination in depth of a selected area of theatre history, theory or practice. Topics will change from year to year. May be repeated for credit when topics differ.

THTR440D Topics in Theatre - TOPICS IN THTR Sections

An examination in depth of a selected area of theatre history, theory or practice. Topics will change from year to year. May be repeated for credit when topics differ.

THTR443 Women in Theatre and Film Sections

A course dealing with women's involvement in and contribution to various aspects of Theatre and/or Film Topics will change from year to year.

THTR445 Majors and Honours Seminar Sections

THTR448A Directed Studies in Theatre Theory and Practice - DIR ST THTR THRY Sections

THTR448B Directed Studies in Theatre Theory and Practice - DIR ST THTR THRY Sections

THTR448C Directed Studies in Theatre Theory and Practice - DIR ST THTR THRY Sections

THTR449 Supervised Study and Honours Essay Sections

THTR450 Scenery Production II Sections

Technical direction; complex techniques and problems in scenery production.

THTR452 Scene Painting II Sections

Study of selected scene painting styles.

THTR456 Costume Construction II Sections

Pattern development and cutting for costume for stage and screen using flat pattern and draping.

THTR471 Advanced B.F.A. Acting I Sections

Open only to B.F.A. (Acting) students.

THTR472 Advanced B.F.A. Acting II Sections

Open only to B.F.A. Acting students.

THTR473 Advanced Speech and Movement I Sections

Open only to B.F.A. Acting students.

THTR474 Advanced Speech and Movement II Sections

Open only to B.F.A. Acting students.

THTR491A Advanced Rehearsal and Performance - AD REHEARS&PERF Sections

Open only to B.F.A. Acting students.

THTR491B Advanced Rehearsal and Performance - AD REHEARS&PERF Sections

Open only to B.F.A. Acting students.

THTR491C Advanced Rehearsal and Performance - AD REHEARS&PERF Sections

Open only to B.F.A. Acting students.

THTR499A Production III - PRODUCTION III Sections

Assigned projects in Theatre or Film design and production.

THTR499B Production III - PRODUCTION III Sections

Assigned projects in Theatre or Film design and production.

THTR499C Production III - PRODUCTION III Sections

Assigned projects in Theatre or Film design and production.

Winter 2016

FIPR101 Introduction to the History of Film Production Sections

The history of film and film production by decade with a strong emphasis on filmmakers and advances in production technology.

Instructor(s): Walsh, Shannon

FIPR131 Introduction to Screen Acting Sections

Fundamental techniques used to create emotionally engaged and narratively effective performances for film and digital media.

Instructor(s): Scholte, Tom

FIPR230 Introduction to Motion Picture Directing Sections

The role and methods of the motion picture director.

Instructor(s): HAUKA, DAVID

FIPR233 Film and Media Production I Sections

Camera operation, lighting, sounds, and editing for film and media production.

Instructor(s): Walsh, Shannon

FIPR234 Production Planning and Professional Practices Sections

Planning of film productions from concept to completion.

Instructor(s): McGowan, Sharon

FIPR299 Directed Studies: On-Campus Research Sections

On-campus film production field research. Based on film project work on campus productions. Restricted to Film Production students except with permission. Contact department.

FIPR330 Intermediate Motion Picture Directing Sections

Instructor(s): Scholte, Tom

FIPR333 Film and Media Production II Sections

Intermediate film and media production. Open only to students in the Film Production BFA Program. Students who have not already completed FIPR 337, FIPR 338 must complete them at the same time as FIPR 333.

Instructor(s): WENZEK, ROB

FIPR337 Cinematography and Lighting I Sections

Introductory cinematography and lighting techniques and aesthetics for 16mm film and digital media.

FIPR338 Motion Picture Sound Sections

An introduction to the technique and aesthetics of creating production and post-production sound for film and media.

Instructor(s): CYR, DAVID LEWIS, JENNIFER

FIPR339 Post-Production Techniques I Sections

Open only to students in the Film Production BFA Program.

Instructor(s): SPIVAK, REFAEL

FIPR399A Directed Studies: Off-Campus Research - DS: OFF-CAMP RES Sections

Off-campus film production field research. Based on film project work outside the university.

FIPR399B Directed Studies: Off-Campus Research - DS: OFF-CAMP RES Sections

Off-campus film production field research. Based on film project work outside the university.

FIPR399C Directed Studies: Off-Campus Research - DS: OFF-CAMP RES Sections

Off-campus film production field research. Based on film project work outside the university.

FIPR433 Film and Media Production III Sections

Advanced film and media production.

FIPR434 Producing for Film and Television Sections

The creative and business aspects of producing for film and television.

Instructor(s): McCall, Lael

FIPR436A Documentary Development and Production - DOCMNTY DEV&PROD Sections

Documentary concept development, essential production techniques, and marketing.

Instructor(s): Walsh, Shannon

FIPR436B Documentary Development and Production - DOCMNTY DEV&PROD Sections

Documentary concept development, essential production techniques, and marketing.

Instructor(s): Walsh, Shannon

FIPR437 Cinematography II Sections

Advanced camera operation, lighting, and shot design. Open only to students in the FILM BFA Program.

FIPR439 Post-Production Techniques II Sections

Advanced instruction in motion picture and sound editing practice. Open only to students in FILM BFA Production Program.

Instructor(s): SPIVAK, REFAEL

FIPR469A Special Projects - SPECIAL PROJECTS Sections

Advanced film production, including interdisciplinary projects.

FIPR469E Special Projects - SPECIAL PROJECTS Sections

Advanced film production, including interdisciplinary projects.

FIPR469F Special Projects - SPECIAL PROJECTS Sections

Advanced film production, including interdisciplinary projects.

FIPR469G Special Projects - SPECIAL PROJECTS Sections

Advanced film production, including interdisciplinary projects.

Instructor(s): Scholte, Tom

FIPR469H Special Projects - SPECIAL PROJECTS Sections

Advanced film production, including interdisciplinary projects.

Instructor(s): Scholte, Tom

Winter 2016

FIST100 Introduction to Film Studies Sections

Basic aesthetic, economic, sociological, and technological aspects of film.

FIST200 Introduction to Canadian Cinema Sections

History and aesthetics of Canadian cinema.

FIST210 Early Cinema Sections

Aesthetics, economics, history, and technological characteristics of international early film.

FIST220 Hollywood Cinema 1930-1960 Sections

Analysis of the aesthetics, economics, history and technological characteristics of the Classical Hollywood period.

FIST230 Introduction to Asian Cinema Sections

Overview of the cinemas of China, India, Japan, and Korea.

FIST240 Media Industries Sections

Overview of today's film and media industries, and of the concepts governing their practices.

FIST300 Cult Cinema Sections

Overview of world cult cinema.

FIST331 Studies in Film Theory Sections

A seminar introducing the many theoretical approaches to film: formalist, historical, Marxist, psychoanalytic, semiotic, and structuralist.

FIST332 Studies in Genre or Period Sections

A seminar examining one or more genres or periods, such as the Western, Film Noir, Science Fiction, Films of the 1980's. Also includes study of national cinemas.

FIST334 Seminar in Documentary Sections

An analysis of the representational strategies and ethics of the form.

FIST336 Seminar in European Cinema Sections

Topics may include a study of a European national cinema.

FIST338 Asian and Australasian Cinema Sections

Topics may include an analysis of a national cinema, such as that of China, India, or Australia.

FIST340 Media Audiences Sections

Overview of approaches for studying audiences and receptions of film and contemporary media.

FIST434E Studies in Film - STUDIES IN FILM Sections

A seminar devoted to a topic of current interest in film. Topic will change from year to year. May be repeated for credit when topics differ.

FIST434F Studies in Film - STUDIES IN FILM Sections

A seminar devoted to a topic of current interest in film. Topic will change from year to year. May be repeated for credit when topics differ.

FIST445 Majors and Honours Seminar Sections

FIST449 Honours Essay Sections

A course allowing honours students to work with a faculty member on a major research paper.

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