Exploratory Pathways

First or second-year students interested in exploring the range of offerings in Theater, Dance & Media are encouraged to begin with these introductory courses that count twoards concentration credit.

*Note: While the classes below emphasize the interdisciplinary connections between theater, dance, and media, for ease of reference in this catalog, they are grouped according to the discipline prioritized in the course content.

Is acting or directing your passion? Are you unclear about what devised theater is but game to try it out? Interested in how a show comes together?

The following classes are some that allow you to explore these crafts at a college level and even participate in a professionally directed show.

  • FRSEMR 35N The Art and Craft of Acting
  • TDM 90AR/BR Production Studio
  • TDM 109 Beginning Acting Through Scene Study and Monologue Work
  • TDM 115 Acting Shakespeare
  • TDM 130R Directing
  • TDM 173X Acting and Authenticity
  • TDM 194 Making of a Musical

 

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Would you like to explore writing for the stage?

  • TDM CKR Introduction to Playwriting Workshop
  • TDM 164H Playwriting: Ritual Practice and Curious Worlds
  • TDM 165H Plawriting: Intersecting Americas
  • ENGLISH CTV Writing for Television: Developing the Pilot: Workshop

Eager to explore how media culture and technology has changed the landscape of the performing arts? Wondering how media functions on the stage and how forms of theater and dance have been radically changed by innovations in digital technologies?

  • TDM 146 Motion on Camera: In Studio
  • TDM 167L Digital Media Performance
  • TDM 169C Uproot Aesthetics: Interdisciplinary Temporalities in Performance
  • TDM 169L Immersive Storytelling Using Mixed Media
  • EAFM 201 Media Mix: Representations and Meaning Between Media in Japan: Seminar