Theatre and Dance

William Liotta, Chairperson
Located in the Center for the Arts 1412
MSC04-2570
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 277-4332, FAX (505) 277-8921
e-mail: theatre@unm.edu

Donna Jewell, Head of Dance, Associate Chair
Located in Carlisle Gym 108
(505) 277-3660, FAX (505) 277-9625
e-mail: dance@unm.edu

Professors
Dorothy Baca, M.F.A., University of California (Los Angeles)
Eva Enciñias-Sandoval, Extensive Professional Experience
James Linnell, Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)
Susan Pearson, M.F.A., Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts
Jennifer Predock-Linnell, Ph.D., The University of New Mexico

Associate Professors
Elaine Avila, M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
Donna Jewell, M.F.A., New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
Gordon Kennedy, M.F.A., University of California (Los Angeles)
William Liotta, M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
William Walters, M.F.A., Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts

Assistant Professors
Brian Herrera, Ph.D., Yale University
Kristen Loree, M.F.A., New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
Mary Anne Santos Newhall, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Vladimir Conde Reche, M.F.A., University of Iowa
Christopher Sousa-Wynn, M.F.A., University of California, Irvine

Lecturers
Kathy Clawson (Theatre), M.M., University of New Mexico
Marisol Encinias (Dance), Professional Experience
Paul Ford (Theatre), Professional Experience
Richard Hess (Design), M.A., Kent State University
Karen Price (Dance), Professional Experience
Stacia Smith, (Design) M.A., University of New Mexico

Professors Emeritus
Judith Chazin-Bennahum (Dance), Ph.D., The University of New Mexico
Brian Hansen (Theatre), Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Bill Evans (Dance), M.F.A., University of Utah
Clayton Karkosh (Theatre), M.F.A., Yale University
John Malolepsy (Design), M.F.A., University of Wisconsin
Denise Schulz (Theatre), M.F.A., University of Texas
Digby Wolfe (Theatre), Extensive Professional Experience


Introduction

The majors in Theatre, Design and Dance offered by the College of Fine Arts are described below. Check with the Advisor of the College of Fine Arts for further information and advisement. Additionally, to take full advantage of the areas of concentration, students must seek advisement from the Department of Theatre and Dance advisors their first semester. Students interested in teacher certification in theatre and dance are directed to information listed under the heading Teacher Licensure in Fine Arts: Theatre and Dance.

The programs of studies in Theatre, Design and Dance often include production work as an integral part of classroom instruction and students are expected to participate in all phases of such work that may occur in the required courses.

In the department, the progression of course levels from beginning to advanced is carefully structured. The faculty places each student at a level of instruction based on both the student’s ability and achievement.

In addition to the course requirements listed for the majors, you must satisfy general College and University requirements for graduation. A minimum of 128 hours is required in all curricula. Of these, at least 40 hours must be completed in courses numbered 300 or above. Effective Fall 1993, courses in the Theatre and Dance Major must be completed with a C- or better to count toward the degree. Furthermore, the faculty reserves the right to disqualify from further enrollment or participation in departmental programs:

  1. Student whose grade point average falls below 3.00 in their major,
  2. Student who fail to demonstrate reasonable progress and development in their course work in Theatre and Dance, particularly by the end of their sophomore year of studies;
  3. Students whose conduct reveals a persistent inability to work effectively with others or an unwillingness to adhere to generally recognized standards of professional behavior.

Courses

DANC 105. Dance Appreciation. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



DANC 110. Modern Dance I. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



DANC 113. Introduction to Historical Dance Forms. (3)



DANC 116. Mexican Folk Dance I. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



DANC 118. Tap I. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



DANC 127. African Dance I. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



DANC 132. Jazz I. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



DANC 149. Ballet I. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



DANC 169. Flamenco I. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



DANC 170. Hip Hop I. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



DANC 201. Crew Practicum. (0)



DANC 204. Stretching, Strengthening and Conditioning for the Performing Arts. (3 to a maximum of 15 Δ)



DANC 210. Modern Dance II. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



DANC 212. Improvisation. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



DANC 218. Tap II. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



DANC 232. Jazz II. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



DANC 249. Ballet II. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



DANC 250. Movement Analysis I. (3, no limit Δ)



DANC 251. Movement Analysis II. (2)



DANC 269. Flamenco II. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



DANC 289. Topics in Flamenco. (1-3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



DANC 295. Special Topics in Dance. (1-3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



DANC 304 / 504. Theories of Movement. (3)



DANC 305 / 505. Stretch, Strength and Conditioning for Performance Arts II. (3 to a maximum of 15 Δ)



DANC 308. Studies in Dance Forms. (1-3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



DANC 310. Modern Dance III. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



DANC 311. Choreography I. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



DANC 313. Kinesiology. (3, no limit Δ)



DANC 327. African Dance II. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



DANC 349. Ballet III. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



DANC 369. Flamenco III. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



DANC 370. Hip Hop II. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



DANC 379. Flamenco Structure/Improvisation. (3)



DANC 411 / 511. Choreography II. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



DANC 412. Senior Performance. (2)



DANC 416 / 516. Dance Pedagogy. (3)



DANC 431 [431 / 531]. Writing about Dance . (3)



DANC 450 / 550. Movement Analysis III. (3)



DANC 462 / 562. Dance History I. (3)



DANC 463 / 563. Dance History II. (3)



DANC 464 / 564. Dance History III. (3)



DANC 466 / 566. Flamenco History. (3)



DANC 467 / 567. Dance History IV: Contemporary Topics in Dance Studies. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



DANC 479 / 579. Flamenco Choreography. (3)



DANC *484. Evaluating the Arts. (3)



DANC 487 / 587. Contemporary Interdisciplinary Topics. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



DANC 495. Special Studies in Dance. (1-3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



DANC 496 / 596. Student Production Project. (1-3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



DANC 497 / 597. Independent Study. (1-3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



DANC 499. Departmental Honors. (3-6 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



DANC 500. Introduction to Graduate Study. (3)



DANC 503. Performance Theory. (3)



DANC 504 / 304. Theories of Movement. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



DANC 505 / 305. Stretch, Strength and Conditioning for Performance Arts II. (3 to a maximum of 15 Δ)



DANC 506. Critical Issues in the Performing Arts. (3)



DANC 509. Graduate Internship. (3-6 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



DANC 510. Creative Investigations I. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



DANC 511 / 411. Choreography II. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



DANC 512. Graduate Seminar. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



DANC 515. Creative Investigations II. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



DANC 516 / 416. Dance Pedagogy. (3 to a maximum of 6 [3])



DANC 531 . Dance Criticism [Writing About Dance] . (3)



DANC 549. Dance Technique for Graduate Student. (1-4 Δ)



DANC 550 / 450. Movement Analysis III. (3)



DANC 551 / 552. Problems. (1-3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



DANC 562 / 462. Dance History I. (3 to a maximum of 6 [3])



DANC 563. Dance History II. (3 to a maximum of 6 [3])



DANC 564 / 464. Dance History III. (3 to a maximum of 6 [3])



DANC 566 / 466. Flamenco History. (3 to a maximum of 6 [3])



DANC 567 / 467. Dance History IV: Contemporary Topics in Dance Studies. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



DANC 579 / 479. Flamenco Choreography. (3 to a maximum of 6 [3])



DANC 587 / 487. Contemporary Interdisciplinary Topics. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



DANC 596 / 496. Student Production Project. (1-3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



DANC 597 / 497. Independent Study. (1-3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



DANC 598. Master’s Essay in Theatre and Dance. (3)



DANC 599. Master’s Thesis. (1-6, no limit Δ)



DANC 699. Dissertation. (3-6, no limit Δ)



THEA 105 . Theatre Appreciation. (3)



THEA 130 [120]. Acting I . (3)



THEA 131 [121]. Acting II . (3)



THEA 192. Stagecraft I. (3)



THEA 194. Introduction to Costuming. (3)



THEA 196. Introduction to Stage Lighting. (3)



THEA 199. Production Lab. (1 to a maximum of 3 Δ)



THEA 200. Theatre Practicum. (1 to a maximum of 4 Δ)



THEA 223. Introduction to Script Analysis. (3)



THEA 226. Ensemble Improvisation. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



THEA 230 [220]. Acting III . (3)



THEA 231 [224]. Voice and Movement I . (3)



THEA 267. Acting Study for Non-Majors. (3, no limit Δ)



THEA 290. Stagecraft II. (3)



THEA 292. Rendering for Stage, Screen, and New Media . (3)



THEA 293. Fundamentals of Design Theory for Performance and New Media . (3)



THEA 295. Studies in Theatre. (1-3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



THEA 296. Lighting Methods and Equipment. (3)



THEA 304 [294]. Make Up Design for Stage, Film and Television. (3)



THEA 314 [298]. Pattern Development. (3)



THEA 328. Musical Theatre. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



THEA 330 [221]. Acting IV [Acting Skills II] . (3)



THEA 331 [225]. Voice and Movement II [Movement and Voice for Actors] . (3)



THEA 332 [324]. Speech and Dialects for the Stage [Speech and Diction for the Stage]. (3)



THEA 333 [322]. Topics in Physical Theatre . (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ )



THEA 334. The Decorated Body. (3)



THEA 345 [335]. Theatre History I. (3)



THEA 346 [336]. Theatre History II. (3)



THEA 355. Fundamentals of Playwriting. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



THEA 366. Stage Management. (2 [3])



THEA 367. Stage Management Production Laboratory. (1 to a maximum of 3 Δ)



THEA 370. 2-D CAD and 3-D Viz . (3)



THEA 371. Digital Imagery and Production. (3)



THEA 386. Light Aesthetics. (3)



THEA 387. Design History and Styles. (3)



THEA 390. Scenic Painting for Stage and Screen. (3)



THEA 391. Advanced Scenic Techniques. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ )



THEA 392. Introduction to Scenic Design for Performance and New Media. (3)



THEA 394. Costume Design I. (3)



THEA 396. Lighting Design I. (3)



THEA 397 [297]. Sound for Performance. (3)



THEA 398. Costume Techniques. (3)



THEA 399. Special Problems in Theatre and Production. (1-3 Δ)



THEA 403. Directing I . (3)



THEA 404 / 504. Topics in Directing. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



THEA 415 / 515. Theatre for Educational and Social Change. (3)



THEA 418 / 518. Creative Drama. (3)



THEA 419 / 519. Children’s Theatre. (3)



THEA 428. Topics in Musical Theatre. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



THEA 430 [425]. Acting Characterization. (3)



THEA 431 [420]. Advanced Acting: Classical Styles [Acting-Topics in Classical Styles]. (3)



THEA 432 / 532 [422 / 522]. Advanced Acting- Beyond Realism [Acting-Topics in Modern Styles]. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ [3])



THEA 433 / 533 [424 / 524]. Advanced Acting: Shakespeare [Mastering Classical Language]. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ [3])



THEA 434 [*426]. Performance Art . (3)



THEA 435 [326]. Acting for the Camera. (3)



THEA 437/537 [421 / 521]. Acting-Entering the Profession. (3)



THEA 444 / 544. Outreach Company. (1-3 to a maximum of 4 Δ)



THEA 445/545 [438/538]. Topics in Theatre History and Criticism. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



THEA 446/546 [439/539]. Theories of Theatre. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



THEA *455. Seminar in Playwriting. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



THEA *456L. Playwriting Laboratory. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



THEA 457. Advanced Dramatic Writing Workshop. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



THEA 458 / 558. Screenwriting. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



THEA 460 / 560. Comedy Writing I. (3)



THEA 461 / 561. Comedy Writing II. (3)



THEA *467. Performance Study [Performance Study (Acting Skills Tutorial)]. (1-3, may be repeated 3 times Δ)



THEA 470 / 570. Architectural Modeling, Visualization, and Presentation for Designers. (3)



THEA 471 / 571. Video Content Production . (3)



THEA 472 / 572. 3-D Modeling and Animation for Designers. (3)



THEA 473. Interactive Design and Technology. (3)



THEA 475 / 575. Special Topics in Computers for Design. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



THEA 482. Scene Design Project. (1-3 to a maximum of 3 Δ)



THEA 483. Lighting Design II. (3)



THEA *484. Evaluating the Arts. (3)



THEA 487 / 587. Evaluating the Arts. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



THEA 488 [486]. Lighting Design Project. (1-3 to a maximum of 3 Δ)



THEA 491. Professional Apprenticeship. (1-6, no limit Δ)



THEA 492. Advanced Scenic Design for Stage, Screen, and New Media . (3)



THEA 493. Art Direction for TV/Film. (3)



THEA 494. Costume Design II. (3)



THEA 495. Studies in Theatre. (1-3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



THEA 496 / 596. Student Production Project. (1-3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



THEA 497 / 597. Independent Study. (2-3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



THEA 498. Design Seminar. (3)



THEA 499. Departmental Honors. (3-6 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



THEA 500. Introduction to Graduate Studies. (3)



THEA 503. Performance Theory. (3)



THEA 504 / 404. Topics in Directing. (3, no limit Δ)



THEA 506. Critical Issues in the Performing Arts. (3)



THEA 512. Graduate Seminar. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



THEA 515 / 415. Theatre for Educational and Social Change. (3)



THEA 518 / 418. Creative Drama. (3)



THEA 519 / 419. Children’s Theatre. (3)



THEA 532 / 432 [522 / 422]. Advanced Acting- Beyond Realism [Acting-Topics in Modern Styles]. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ [3])



THEA 533 / 433 [524 / 424]. Advanced Acting: Shakespeare [Mastering Classical Language]. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ [3])



THEA 537/437 [521 / 421]. Acting-Entering the Profession. (3)



THEA 538 / 438. Topics in Theatre History and Criticism. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



THEA 544 / 444. Outreach Company. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



THEA 445/545 [438/538]. Topics in Theatre History and Criticism. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



THEA 546/446 [539/439]. Theories of Theatre. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



THEA 551. Problems. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



THEA 555. Problems. (4 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



THEA 556. Dramatic Writing II. (4 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



THEA 557. The Writer’s Stage III. (4 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



THEA 558 / 458. Screenwriting. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



THEA 559. Topics in Dramatic Writing. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



THEA 560 / 460. Comedy Writing I. (3)



THEA 561 / 461. Comedy Writing II. (3)



THEA 570 / 470. Architectural Modeling, Visualization, and Presentation for Designers. (3)



THEA 571 / 471. Video Content Production . (3)



THEA 572 / 472. 3-D Modeling and Animation for Designers. (3)



THEA 573. Interactive Design and Technology. (3)



THEA 575 / 475. Special Topics in Computers for Design. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



THEA 584. Problems in Interdisciplinary Studies. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



THEA 587 / 487. Contemporary Interdisciplinary Topics. (3 to a maximum of 6 ∆)



THEA 593. Art Direction for TV/Film. (3)



THEA 596 / 496. Student Production Project. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



THEA 597 / 497. Independent Study. (2-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



THEA 598. Master’s Essay in Theatre and Dance. (3)



THEA 599. Master’s Thesis. (1-6, no limit Δ)



THEA 699. Dissertation. (3-12, no limit Δ)



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