Tei Blow

Undergraduate Discipline

Theatre

Graduate Program

MFA Theatre Program

Undergraduate Courses 2017-2018

Theatre

Sound Design I: Intro to Sound Design

Open , Component—Year

This course will cover the basic tools and processes of theatrical sound design from script analysis and collaboration with directors and the rest of the design team to the execution of a full sound design for performance. The course will explain how to source, record, and edit sound and give a basic overview of the software and hardware used in professional sound design. Throughout the course, we will create sound effects, transitions, and sound collages and cover the many ways that sound is used in the theatre. Skills learned in this class will prepare students to design sound in many different venues and on different types of systems. The class will focus on the creative side of sound design while covering the basics of system design, sound equipment, and software.

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Directing, Devising, and Performance/Something From Something Else: Mass Media, Live Bodies, and Contemporary Performance Strategy

Intermediate , Component—Year

This course meets once a week, culminating in additional rehearsals within a typical production schedule.

This course will explore the interaction between media and “liveness” in the process of making original, collaborative performance work. By combining embodied processes with the creative reuse of mass media, this course is designed to introduce students to an experimental performance strategy that incorporates design elements throughout the playwriting and production process. By stripping found media materials from their original context and arranging them in new ways, participants will explore the methods and politics of appropriation in performance work. By then extending these techniques into embodied practices, students will experiment with various methods of extracting movement, text, and intention from these source materials. Class workshops focusing on text, sound, and video manipulation in a collaborative format will alternate with experiments in performance composition and lectures on the historical use of appropriation in a variety of art forms. Participants should have an interest in both performance and performance technology, though experience in either is not a prerequisite. The course culminates in a rehearsal period and performance.

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LIVE MEDIA: Creating Hybrid Performance With Technology

Open , Component—Year

This class meets once a week.

This course will prepare students to solve problems in video, sound, and multimedia production for live theatre and performance. We will look at the creative use of live video and audio playback and processing, multichannel sound, and interactive performance systems. Participants interested in this course should be prepared to design and execute at least two performance works or live sound installations over the course of the academic year.

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Projection Design for Theatre

Open , Component—Year

This class meets once a week.

This course is an introduction to theatrical projection design that explores design principles, basic video editing, media server and playback software, content creation, basic projection system design, and show control. Through text analysis, visual research, and lab experiments, the course examines the role of video projection in theatre and interdisciplinary forms and prepares participants to create video designs for their own work.

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Graduate Courses

Theatre 2017-2018

LIVE MEDIA: Creating Hybrid Performance With Technology

Open , Component—Year

This class meets once a week.

This course will prepare students to solve problems in video, sound, and multimedia production for live theatre and performance. We will look at the creative use of live video and audio playback and processing, multichannel sound, and interactive performance systems. Participants interested in this course should be prepared to design and execute at least two performance works or live sound installations over the course of the academic year.

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Projection Design for Theatre

Open , Component—Year

This class meets once a week.

This course is an introduction to theatrical projection design that explores design principles, basic video editing, media server and playback software, content creation, basic projection system design, and show control. Through text analysis, visual research, and lab experiments, the course examines the role of video projection in theatre and interdisciplinary forms and prepares participants to create video designs for their own work.

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