Theatre and Dance

William Liotta, Chairperson
Located in the Robert Hartung Bldg.
2414 Central Ave. SE
MSC04 2575
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 277-4332, FAX (505) 277-8921
theatre@unm.edu

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

Professors
Dorothy Baca, M.F.A., University of California (Los Angeles)
Eva Enciñias-Sandoval, Extensive Professional Experience

Associate Professors

Donna Jewell, M.F.A., New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
William Liotta, M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
Mary Anne Santos Newhall, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Vladimir Conde Reche, M.F.A., University of Iowa
William Walters, M.F.A., Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts

Assistant Professors
Joe Alberti, Ph.D., University of Texas (Dallas)
Greg Moss, M.F.A., Brown University
Inseung Park, M.F.A., University of Texas, Austin
David Rauschkolb, M.F.A., University of Arizona

Lecturers
Kathy Clawson, M.M., University of New Mexico
Marisol Encinias, M.F.A., University of New Mexico
Richard Hess, M.A., Kent State University
Karen Price, Professional Experience
Stacia Smith, M.A., University of New Mexico

Professors Emeritus
Judith Chazin-Bennahum (Dance), Ph.D., 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
James Linnell (Theatre), Ph.D., UC Berkeley
John Malolepsy (Design), M.F.A., University of Wisconsin
Susan Pearson (Theatre), M.F.A., Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts
Jennifer Predock-Linnell (Dance), Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Denise Schulz (Theatre), M.F.A., University of Texas


Introduction

The majors in Theatre, Design and Dance offered by the College of Fine Arts are described in the Undergraduate and Graduate program pages within this department. 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 credit hours is required in all curricula. Of these, at least 42 credit 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 fails 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. Student whose conduct reveals a persistent inability to work effectively with others or an unwillingness to adhere to generally recognized standards of professional behavior.

Dance Program Mission

The mission of the Dance Program at the University of New Mexico is to promote healthy physical practices in dance, encourage artistic exploration that can successfully encompass interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to performance, enhance critical thinking skills that connect theory and practice, and provide an educational landscape that develops multicultural academic and artistic perspective. The Dance Program endeavors to create knowledgeable and skillful dancers, guiding student academic and career goals to align with student affinities and abilities. The vision of the program is to provide the most current, experimental, and sophisticated choreography curriculum and productions in the southwest, and to explore and value the rich tradition of dance history as a living legacy for the contemporary artist/scholar. The program promotes and utilizes national and international faculty connections for student academic and professional experience while offering the world’s first and only Flamenco Concentration in a university setting which includes a Visiting Professor line.

The University of New Mexico Dance program offers a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance, a Master’s degree in Theatre and Dance with an emphasis in Dance History/Criticism and a Master’s of Fine Arts degree in Dance. The B.A. and M.A. degrees prepare students for further study both in and out of academia and for careers in the Dance field as artists, scholars, teachers and professionals. The M.F.A. degree is designed to serve a small and select population of emerging artists wishing to prepare for professional careers in performance, choreography, and teaching.


Associated Programs

Undergraduate Program


Graduate Program



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 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 240. Music Essentials for Contemporary Dance. (3)



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



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



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 310. Modern Dance III. (3 to a maximum of 24 Δ)



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



DANC 313. Kinesiology for Dancers [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 24 Δ)



DANC 369. Flamenco III. (3 to a maximum of 24 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 416 / 516. Dance Pedagogy. (3)



DANC 431. Writing about Dance. (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 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 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)



DANC 531. Dance Criticism. (3)



DANC 549. Dance Technique for Graduate Students. (1-4, no limit Δ)



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



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



DANC 563 / 463. Dance History II. (3 to a maximum of 6)



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



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



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)



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. Acting I. (3)



THEA 192. Stagecraft I. (3)



THEA 194. Introduction to Costuming for Performance and New Media. (3)



THEA 196. Introduction to Stage Lighting. (3)



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



THEA 223. Introduction to Script Analysis. (3)



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



THEA 231. Voice for the Actor I [Voice and Movement I]. (3)



THEA 290. Stagecraft II. (3)



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



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



THEA 304. Make-Up Design for Performance and New Media. (3)



THEA 314. Pattern Development. (3)



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



THEA 330. Acting III [Acting IV]. (3)



THEA 331. Voice for the Actor II [Voice and Movement II]. (3)



THEA 332. Speech and Dialects for the Stage. (3)



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



THEA 334. History of Fashion and Costumes. (3)



THEA 345. Theatre History I. (3)



THEA 346. Theatre History II. (3)



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



THEA 366. Stage Management. (2)



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



THEA 370. 2D Computer-Aided Drafting for Design. (3)



THEA 371. Digital Imagery and Production. (3)



THEA 387. Design History and Styles for Performance and New Media. (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 for Performance and New Media. (3)



THEA 396. Lighting Design I. (3)



THEA 397. Sound for Performance. (3)



THEA 398. Costume Techniques. (3)



THEA 399. Special Problems in Theatre and Production. (1-3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



THEA 403. Directing I. (3)



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



THEA 406. Production Management for Live Performance. (3)



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



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



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



THEA 430. Acting Characterization. (3)



THEA 431. Advanced Acting: Classical Styles. (3)



THEA 432. Advanced Acting- Beyond Realism. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



THEA 433 / 533. Advanced Acting: Shakespeare. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



THEA 434. Performance Art. (3)



THEA 435. Acting for the Camera. (3)



THEA 437. Acting-Entering the Profession. (3)



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



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



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



THEA *455. Intermediate Playwriting [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 466. Stage Management II. (3)



THEA 470. 3D Modeling and Visualization for Design. (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 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



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



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



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



THEA 493 [493 / 593]. Art Direction for TV, Film, and New Media. (3)



THEA 494. Advanced Costume Design for Performance and New Media. (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 519 / 419. Children's Theatre. (3)



THEA 529. Advanced Topics in Theatre and Dance. (1-3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



THEA 533 / 433. Advanced Acting: Shakespeare. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



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



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



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



THEA 555. Dramatic Writing I. (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 575 / 475. Special Topics in Computers for Design. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



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



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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