Minor In Devised Theatre
The 18 credit hour minor in Devised Theatre provides the essential skills in devising and the collective creation of original works of theatre. The minor is open to those interested in theatrical performance, design and production, and does not require previous experience in theatre.
Devised theatre decenters the text in theatrical performance-making, to embrace the collective efforts of an ensemble of artists, and challenge entrenched hierarchies in traditional forms of theatrical production. Artists at the forefront of theatre and performance are increasingly turning to methods of collective creation and devising to generate new works. This minor introduces the form, trains students to work with a variety of sources, surveys multiple devising methods, and includes a studio course in which students collaborate to create original performances. In addition, students may take courses in acting, design, music composition and other areas to expand the repertoire of skills they may draw on to make theatrical performances.
Four (4) Required Courses, 12 Credit Hours
|PERF 103||Introduction to Devised Theatre||3|
|PERF 303||Creating Performance||3|
|PERF 304||Devised Theatre Studio||3|
Two (2) Elective Courses, 6 Credit Hours
|PERF 210||Physical Acting||3|
|PERF 235||Introduction to Composition||3|
|PERF 245||Critical Design Studies||3|
|PERF 308||Stage Management and Arts Administration||3|
|PERF 333||Movement in Performance Studies||3|
|PERF 338||Performing Communities||3|
|PERF 345||Advanced Composition||3|
|PERF 402/FILM 402||Intermedia Performance||3|
|PERF 446||Design as Performance||3|
Minimum of 6 hours at 300 to 400 level.
Minimum 2.7 GPA.
To declare a minor in Devised Theatre, please consult advisers in your home college/school/department. Advising will be done by your primary adviser.