AUDRA - Augustana Faculty - Drama

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Augustana Faculty

Below are the courses available from the AUDRA code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Survey and critical analysis of dramatic literature from ancient Greek to contemporary. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

Script analysis and production preparation for the Drama Department's major production. Note: Students should take this course at the year level that coincides with the year level at which they are registered in the subsequent production (AUDRA 139).

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Study in speech and rhetoric for effective oral communication and interpretation. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Ensemble production of improvisational or scripted plays. Involves an extensive research component appropriate to the chosen production. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor, based on audition.

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-6L-0)

Ensemble production of improvisational or scripted plays. Involves an extensive research component appropriate to the chosen production. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor, based on audition. Note: Distinct from AUDRA 138 in that it is a separate production with a different director.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

Speech and movement improvisation with an emphasis on imaginative development; introduction to the process of acting and to dramatic form.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Survey of crucial works, genres, and styles, within the history of Western theatre along with the critical analysis of contemporary theatrical presentations. Prerequisite: AUDRA 101.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

Script analysis and production preparation for the Drama Department's major production. Note: Students should take this course at the year level that coincides with the year level at which they are registered in the subsequent production (AUDRA 239).

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

Introduction to scene study with an emphasis on character and text analysis.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

Exploration and experimentation in impulse inspired performance using mask, improvisation and clowning techniques. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Ensemble production of improvisational or scripted plays. Involves an extensive research component appropriate to the chosen production. Prerequisites: AUDRA 138 or 139 and consent of the instructor based on audition.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Ensemble production of improvisational or scripted plays. Involves an extensive research component appropriate to the chosen production. Prerequisites: AUDRA 138 or 139 and consent of the instructor based on audition. Note: Distinct from AUDRA 238 in that it is a separate production with a different director.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

Intensive study in the work of Viola Spolin and Paul Sills, with an emphasis on Improvisational Performance and Collective Creation. Prerequisites: AUDRA 144.

★ 1 (fi 4)(TWO TERM, 0-4L-0)

Two-credit course offered over the full year, including participation in all scheduled performances. Participation in the course is determined by audition - being cast in a significant role in the chosen production. Prerequisite: Consent of the Division. Note: An Application for Community Theatre Studies must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

★ 1 (fi 4)(TWO TERM, 0-4L-0)

Two-credit course offered over the full year, including participation in all scheduled performances. Participation in the course is determined by audition - being cast in a significant role in the chosen production. Prerequisite: Consent of the Division. Note: An Application for Community Theatre Studies must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

Exploration into interactive and improvisational drama as applied to education, therapy, business, recreation, community-building, and personal, group and social empowerment. This course is aimed at non-theatre focused individuals interested in personal, group and social empowerment across disciplines. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUDRA 250 and AUDRA 344 (2020).

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, 0-3S-0)

An introduction to dramaturgical analysis. Students will engage in structural and literary analyses of plays drawn from both the classic canon and modern Canadian plays (with reference to historical context, script development and production histories), investigating their literary substance and gaining a practical understanding of dramatic techniques such as structure, character, dialogue, image and plot. Visitors will include dramaturges and directors, and the class may work on a new script-in-progress with a Canadian playwright. Prerequisite: Second year standing.

Starting: 2022-09-01 AUDRA 260 - Dramaturgy and Play Analysis

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, 0-3S-0)

An introduction to dramaturgical analysis. Students will engage in structural and literary analyses of plays drawn from both the classic canon and modern Canadian plays (with reference to historical context, script development and production histories), investigating their literary substance and gaining a practical understanding of dramatic techniques such as structure, character, dialogue, image and plot. Visitors will include dramaturges and directors, and students will work on a new script-in-progress with a Canadian playwright. Prerequisites: AUENG 102.

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, 0-3S-0)

An introduction to dramaturgical analysis. Students will engage in structural and literary analyses of plays drawn from both the classic canon and modern Canadian plays (with reference to historical context, script development and production histories), investigating their literary substance and gaining a practical understanding of dramatic techniques such as structure, character, dialogue, image and plot. Visitors will include dramaturges and directors, and the class may work on a new script-in-progress with a Canadian playwright. Prerequisite: Second year standing.

Starting: 2022-09-01 AUDRA 260A - Dramaturgy and Play Analysis

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, 0-3S-0)

An introduction to dramaturgical analysis. Students will engage in structural and literary analyses of plays drawn from both the classic canon and modern Canadian plays (with reference to historical context, script development and production histories), investigating their literary substance and gaining a practical understanding of dramatic techniques such as structure, character, dialogue, image and plot. Visitors will include dramaturges and directors, and students will work on a new script-in-progress with a Canadian playwright. Prerequisites: AUENG 102.

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, 0-3S-0)

An introduction to dramaturgical analysis. Students will engage in structural and literary analyses of plays drawn from both the classic canon and modern Canadian plays (with reference to historical context, script development and production histories), investigating their literary substance and gaining a practical understanding of dramatic techniques such as structure, character, dialogue, image and plot. Visitors will include dramaturges and directors, and the class may work on a new script-in-progress with a Canadian playwright. Prerequisite: Second year standing.

Starting: 2022-09-01 AUDRA 260B - Dramaturgy and Play Analysis

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, 0-3S-0)

An introduction to dramaturgical analysis. Students will engage in structural and literary analyses of plays drawn from both the classic canon and modern Canadian plays (with reference to historical context, script development and production histories), investigating their literary substance and gaining a practical understanding of dramatic techniques such as structure, character, dialogue, image and plot. Visitors will include dramaturges and directors, and students will work on a new script-in-progress with a Canadian playwright. Prerequisites: AUENG 102.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-0)

Intensive study of a specific area of Drama to be defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Notes: An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course. The course is intended for a student with a major in Drama.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

Script analysis and production preparation for the Drama Department's major production. Note: Students should take this course at the year level that coincides with the year level at which they are registered in the subsequent production (AUDRA 339).

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-3)

Character development from the outside in approach as tool for approaching the fundamentals of performance: An introduction to the basics of mask making, character, and writing for character. Prerequisite: AUDRA 101.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Ensemble production of improvisational or scripted plays. Involves an extensive research component appropriate to the chosen production. Prerequisites: AUDRA 238 or 239, and consent of the instructor based on audition.

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-6L-0)

Ensemble production of improvisational or scripted plays. Involves an extensive research component appropriate to the chosen production. Prerequisites: AUDRA 238 or 239, and consent of the instructor based on audition. Note: Distinct from AUDRA 338 in that it is a separate production with a different director.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

Exploration of movement for the performer; study and development toward an awareness of the physical body in space; and study in expression and personal movement patterns.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

Study and practice of social action and educational theatre for special populations. The course explores the many possible ways and means of creating theatre for these audiences, including improvisational methods through collective creation. Prerequisite: Third year standing or consent of the instructor.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

Fundamentals of directing explored through practical exercises. Prerequisites: AUDRA 144 or 230, and consent of the instructor. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Study of the theory of, and practice in, writing for the stage. Prerequisites: AUDRA 230, or consent of the instructor. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUDRA 384 and AUENG 319 (2021).

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Advanced study of selected topics related to the theory, history, and practice of performance on stage or in secondary visual media. Prerequisite: AUDRA 230.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-0)

Intensive study of a specific area of concentration for highly advanced students to be defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: AUDRA 301. Notes: An application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course. Must have fourth year standing and receive Department Chair approval.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

Script analysis and production preparation for the Drama Department's major production. Note: Students should take this course at the year level that coincides with the year level at which they are registered in the subsequent production (AUDRA 439).

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

Exploration, practice, and experimentation in performer-created theatre. Prerequisite: AUDRA 230. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUDRA 420 and AUDRA 320 (2020).

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

Introduction to the use of abstract and improvisational movement with a view to creating physical performance pieces. Prerequisite: AUDRA 320 or 340. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

Research, rehearsal, production and performance of a play chosen specifically for a senior level acting ensemble. Priority given to fourth year students. Prerequisites: AUDRA 230 and 238 or 239. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Ensemble production of improvisational or scripted plays. Involves an extensive research component appropriate to the chosen production. Prerequisites: AUDRA 338 or 339, and consent of the instructor based on audition.

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-6L-0)

Ensemble production of improvisational or scripted plays. Involves an extensive research component appropriate to the chosen production. Prerequisites: AUDRA 338 or 339, and consent of the instructor based on audition. Note: Distinct from AUDRA 438 in that it is a separate production with a different director.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

The course will focus on creating a spontaneous performance of a newly scripted play in the Story Theater style. Prerequisite: AUDRA 144.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

Script analysis and production preparation for the Drama Department's major production. Note: Students should take this course at the year level that coincides with the year level at which they are registered in the subsequent production (AUDRA 539).

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Ensemble production of improvisational or scripted plays. Includes a research component appropriate to the chosen production. Prerequisites: AUDRA 438 and consent of the instructor based on audition.

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-6L-0)

Ensemble production of improvisational or scripted plays. Includes a research component appropriate to the chosen production. Prerequisites: AUDRA 439 and consent of the instructor based on audition.