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AUDRA101 Play Analysis Course Page

Description: Survey and critical analysis of dramatic literature from ancient Greek to contemporary. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

AUDRA109 Script Analysis and Production Preparation Course Page

Description: 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).

AUDRA123 Introduction to Oral Communication Course Page

Description: Study in speech and rhetoric for effective oral communication and interpretation. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

AUDRA138 Theatre Company Course Page

Description: 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.

AUDRA139 Theatre Company Course Page

Description: 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.

AUDRA141 INTRO TO DRAMATIC PROCESS Course Page

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

AUDRA144 Improvisation I: Introduction Course Page

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

AUDRA148A Community Theatre Course Page

Description: 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.

AUDRA148B Community Theatre Course Page

Description: 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.

AUDRA201 History and Critical Analysis of Theatre Course Page

Description: 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.

AUDRA209 Script Analysis and Production Preparation Course Page

Description: 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).

AUDRA220 Introduction to Voice and Speech for Actors Course Page

Description: Introduction to the workings of the human voice and its application to spoken texts.

AUDRA228 Drama Studies and Information Literacy Course Page

Description: Introduction to library research skills in the discipline of Drama. Prerequisite: Second-year standing in a Drama degree program. Corequisite: Any senior course in Drama that requires library research. Notes: The corequisites must be taken concurrently. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUDRA 228, AUENG 204, AUFRE 210, AUGER 210, AUSCA 210.

AUDRA230 Acting Techniques I Course Page

Description: Introduction to scene study with an emphasis on character and text analysis. Prerequisites: AUDRA 144 or Drama 30, or consent of the instructor (based on an audition).

AUDRA233 Clown and Mask Course Page

Description: Exploration and experimentation in impulse inspired performance using mask, improvisation and clowning techniques. Prerequisite: AUDRA 141 (2013), AUDRA 144, or consent of instructor. Note: Formerly AUDRA 433 (2013) with the following prerequisite: AUDRA 230 or 244. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

AUDRA238 Theatre Company Course Page

Description: Ensemble production of improvisational or scripted plays. Involves an extensive research component appropriate to the chosen production. Prerequisites: AUDRA 141 (2013) or AUDRA 144, and consent of the instructor based on audition.

AUDRA239 Theatre Company Course Page

Description: Ensemble production of improvisational or scripted plays. Involves an extensive research component appropriate to the chosen production. Prerequisites: AUDRA 144, and consent of the instructor based on audition. Note: Distinct from AUDRA 238 in that it is a separate production with a different director.

AUDRA244 Improvisation II: Workshop and Performance Course Page

Description: Intensive study in the work of Viola Spolin and Paul Sills, with an emphasis on Improvisational Performance and Collective Creation. Prerequisites: AUDRA 141 (2013) or 144.

AUDRA248A Community Theatre Course Page

Description: 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.

AUDRA248B Community Theatre Course Page

Description: 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.

AUDRA301 Directed Reading I Course Page

Description: 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.

AUDRA309 Script Analysis and Production Preparation Course Page

Description: 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).

AUDRA310 Modern Canadian Drama Course Page

Description: Survey of Canadian Drama designed to familiarize students with the dramatic literature and theatrical practices of a representative group of twentieth century Canadian playwrights. Prerequisite: AUDRA 101. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUDRA 310 and AUENG 385.

AUDRA312 Shakespeare Course Page

Description: Selected works of Shakespeare. Prerequisites: AUDRA 201. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUDRA 312, AUENG 233, 333.

AUDRA320 Performer-Created Theatre Course Page

Description: Exploration, practice, and experimentation inperformer-created theatre. Prerequisite: AUDRA 230.

AUDRA338 Theatre Company Course Page

Description: 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.

AUDRA339 Theatre Company Course Page

Description: 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.

AUDRA340 Movement for the Theatre Course Page

Description: 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. Prerequisite: AUDRA 144 or 230 or consent of the instructor.

AUDRA344 Improvisation III: Applied Improvisation Course Page

Description: Exploration into interactive and improvisational drama as applied to education, therapy, business, recreation, community-building, and personal, group and social empowerment. Prerequisites: AUDRA 144 and third year standing, or consent of the instructor. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUDRA 344 and either of AUDRA 345 or 346.

AUDRA345 Popular Theatre: Theatre for Education and Action Course Page

Description: 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.

AUDRA346 Drama in Education Course Page

Description: Study and practice of drama in education and theatre for young audiences, including exploration into developmental and collective theatre techniques that can be directly applied to the classroom. Prerequisites: AUDRA 141 and consent of the instructor. Notes: The course is appropriate for a student who is planning to teach at the elementary school level.

AUDRA348A Community Theatre Course Page

Description: 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.

AUDRA348B Community Theatre Course Page

Description: 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.

AUDRA350 Introduction to Directing Course Page

Description: Fundamentals of directing explored through practical exercises. Prerequisites: AUDRA 144, and consent of the instructor. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

AUDRA360 Dramaturgy Course Page

Description: Role of the dramaturge, in theory and practice, in professional and amateur theatre. Offers a bridge between the academic (theoretical and historical) and the practical (communicating to an audience) aspects of the discipline. Prerequisite: AUDRA 101 or 201 or consent of the instructor.

AUDRA384 Playwriting Course Page

Description: 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.

AUDRA395 Canadian Theatre Festivals Tour Course Page

Description: Includes 1 week tour. Examination of the significance of two festivals to Canadian theatre history and exploration of the impact of G. B. Shaw and William Shakespeare on Western theatre. This course analyses texts from the current year's festivals and includes a week-long tour to Canada's two major theatre festivals The Shaw Festival at Niagara-on-the-Lake and the Stratford Festival at Stratford. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

AUDRA396 Selected Topics Course Page

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

AUDRA397 Selected Topics Course Page

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

AUDRA398 Selected Topics Course Page

Description: Advanced study of selected topics related to the theory, history, and practice of performance on stage or in secondary visual media. Prerequisite: AUDRA 101.

AUDRA401 Directed Reading II Course Page

Description: 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.

AUDRA409 Script Analysis and Production Preparation Course Page

Description: 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).

AUDRA430 Movement and Physical Theatre Course Page

Description: 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 Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

AUDRA431 Acting for the Camera Course Page

Description: Introduction to the basics of acting for both television and film style productions. Emphasis is placed on truthful acting within the medium of the camera. The course will include live tapings of auditions (including selected scenes and monologues), and cold readings for sitcoms and television dramas. Prerequisites: AUDRA 230 and 244.

AUDRA433 CLOWN AND MASK Course Page

Description: Exploration and experimentation in impulse inspired performance using mask, improvisation and clowning techniques. Prerequisite: AUDRA 230 or 244. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

AUDRA437 Senior Showcase Course Page

Description: 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 Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

AUDRA438 Theatre Company Course Page

Description: 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.

AUDRA439 Theatre Company Course Page

Description: 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.

AUDRA444 Improvisation IV: Story Theater Course Page

Description: The course will focus on creating a spontaneous performance by applying Spolin/Sills based improvisation to a newly scripted play in the Story Theater style. Prerequisite: AUDRA 244.

AUDRA448A Community Theatre Course Page

Description: 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 Department. Note: An "Application for Community Theatre Studies" must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

AUDRA448B Community Theatre Course Page

Description: 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 Department. Note: An "Application for Community Theatre Studies" must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

AUDRA538 Theatre Production Course Page

Description: 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.

AUDRA539 Theatre Production Course Page

Description: 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.