Theatre and Dance

Donna Jewell, Chairperson
Vladimir Conde Reche, Associate Chairperson
Robert Hartung Building
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

Elizabeth Waters Center for Dance
(505) 277-3660
dance@unm.edu

Amanda Hamp, Head of Dance
Dominika Laster, Head of Theatre
William Liotta, Head of Design

Professors
Dorothy Baca, M.F.A., University of California (Los Angeles)
Eva Enciñias-Sandoval, Extensive Professional Experience
Donna Jewell, M.F.A., New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
William Liotta, M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts

Associate Professors

Inseung Park, M.F.A., University of Texas, Austin
Vladimir Conde Reche, M.F.A., University of Iowa
William Walters, M.F.A., Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts

Assistant Professors
Kate Clarke, M.F.A., University of Washington
Amanda Hamp, M.F.A., University of Iowa
Dominika Laster, Ph.D., New York University 
Thomas Monaco, M.F.A., University of Missouri
Greg Moss, M.F.A., Brown University

Lecturers
Kathy Clawson, M.M., University of New Mexico
Marisol Encinias, M.F.A., University of New Mexico
Stacia Smith, M.A., University of New Mexico
Shepard Sobel, M.A., University of Florida

Professors Emeritus
Judith Chazin-Bennahum (Dance), Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Bill Evans (Dance), M.F.A., University of Utah
Brian Hansen (Theatre), Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Clayton Karkosh (Theatre), M.F.A., Yale University
James Linnell (Theatre), Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
John Malolepsy (Design), M.F.A., University of Wisconsin
Mary Anne Santos Newhall, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
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 degree programs in Theatre 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 endorsements in Fine Arts-Dance, Fine Arts-Theatre, or Performing Arts are directed to the Teacher Education, Educational Leadership and Policy: Undergraduate Program section of this Catalog.

The programs of studies in the department 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.


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 of Arts degree in Theatre and Dance, and a Master 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 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 232. Jazz II. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



DANC 240. Music Essentials for Contemporary Dance. (3)



DANC 242. Music Essentials for Flamenco. (3)



DANC 249. Ballet II. (3 to a maximum of 12 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. (3 to a maximum of 15 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. (3, no limit 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 479 / 579. Flamenco Choreography. (3)



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



DANC 495. Special Studies in Dance. (3 to a maximum 15 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 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)



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 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. Introduction to Theatre. (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 230. Acting II. (3)



THEA 231. Voice for the Actor I. (3)



THEA 232. Movement for the Stage I. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



THEA 290. Stagecraft II. (3)



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



THEA 296. Lighting Methods and Equipment. (3)



THEA 300. 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. (3)



THEA 331. Voice for the Actor 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 350. Script Analysis. (3)



THEA 355. Playwriting I. (3)



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. Directing II. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



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



THEA 431. Advanced Acting: Tools for Acting the Classical Repertory [Advanced Acting: Classical Styles]. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



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



THEA 434. Performance Art. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



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



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



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



THEA *455. Playwriting II. (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 465 / 565. Live Performance: International Theatre Festival Immersion. (3-4, may be repeated three times Δ)



THEA 466. Stage Management II. (3)



THEA 468 / 568. Navajo Expressive Culture. (3)



THEA 470. 3D Modeling and Visualization for Design. (3)



THEA 472. Prop Design and Construction. (3)



THEA 474. Production Performance. (0, may be repeated 7 times)



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



THEA 481. Costume Design and Technology Project. (1-3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



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



THEA 486. 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 and Technology Project. (1-3 to a maximum of 3 Δ)



THEA 492. Advanced Scene Design for Performance 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. Directing II. (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 529. Advanced Topics in Theatre and Dance. (1-3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



THEA 545 / 445. Topics in Performance [Topics in Theatre History and Criticism]. (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 565 / 465. Live Performance: International Theatre Festival Immersion. (3-4, may be repeated three times Δ)



THEA 568 / 468. Navajo Expressive Culture. (3)



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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