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TAPS 127W: Introduction to Clown

This course is an introduction to the world and play of the theatrical clown, constructed for actors to explore truth in size, vulnerability, and a personal sense of humor. Students will develop their ability to play with the audience, a greater capacity for freedom and abandon onstage, and a healthier relationship to failure and human idiocy. Areas of study include partnership and status play, comic rhythm and timing, the structure and development of comic material, and the beginnings of a personal eccentric Clown character. All coursework will be experiential and practical. Some stage experience is recommended but not required. Some outside rehearsal/investigation time required.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: Chapman, M. (PI)

TAPS 128: Acting Intensive: On Camera Acting Technique

In this workshop we will explore film scripts and research iconic performances to introduce the beginning film actor to this exciting genre. nnThe class will begin with familiarization of performance skills to relax and relate to the camera. Students will then choose one scene and one monologue from online scripts provided by the instructor, or though their own research. Scripts will range from contemporary film to the ¿Golden Age of Black and White¿-- from screwball comedy to film noir. nnThe actors will learn on camera technique, utilization of action, specificity of language, personalization, and emotional truth. nnSTUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING THEIR OWN SUGGESTIONS. (Isn't there a role you've always wanted to play?)
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

TAPS 132: Costume Design

This course introduces the goals, directives and techniques of designing costumes for performance. From the first reading of the script to opening night, all aspects will be covered including director/designer relationships, design approach, research, rendering, fabric selection, procurement or construction of costumes, fittings and final dress rehearsals. Each student will work on, or be assigned one main project of their choice. This class can coincide or be taken in advance of a student¿s involvement in a campus show, utilizing the campus project as their main project in the class. Smaller exercises will be given throughout the quarter to emphasize principles and invigorate design discussions. All students will be required to attend the performances of their peers¿ projects. One field trip to a professional theater may be planned.
Last offered: Spring 2020 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

TAPS 133: Set Design

Designing space as it relates to theater productions in our contemporary world. Visual research, spatial organization, found spaces, video experimentation, sketching, and model building will be a part of this course.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable 2 times (up to 8 units total)
Instructors: Bodurtha, R. (PI)

TAPS 133T: Transgender Performance and Performativity (FEMGEN 133)

This course examines theater, performance art, dance, and embodied practice by transgender artists. Students will learn the history and politics of transgender performance while considering the creative processes and formal aesthetics trans artists use to make art. We will analyze creative work in conversation with critical and theoretical texts from the fields of performance studies, art history, and queer studies.
Last offered: Autumn 2019 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-CE

TAPS 135M: Introduction to Multimedia Production

Students will learn filmmaking basics and apply them by creating a number of short multimedia projects to be shown and discussed in class. Hands-on practical instruction will cover the fundamentals of story, cinematography, sound recording, picture and sound editing, directing for camera, and producing. Critical analysis will focus on a variety of uses of prerecorded sound and video in theater productions, podcasts, web series and other digital media, as well as film and television.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

TAPS 138: Introduction to Theater Sound Design (MUSIC 184F)

This course explores the history and aesthetics,of theatre sound design, and provides the basic technical knowledge to create your own work. Learn how to analyze a script for sound design elements, gain practical knowledge of microphones and loudspeakers, sound editing and cueing software, and put your knowledge to work creating your own design.
Last offered: Spring 2020 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

TAPS 150G: Performing Race, Gender, and Sexuality (ARTSINST 150G, CSRE 150G, CSRE 350G, FEMGEN 150G, LIFE 150G)

In this theory and practice-based course, students will examine performances by and scholarly texts about artists who critically and mindfully engage race, gender, and sexuality. Students will cultivate their skills as artist-scholars through written assignments and the creation of performances in response to the assigned material. Attendance and written reflection about a live performance event on campus are required. Students will also learn various meditation practices as tools for making and critiquing performance, in both our seminar discussions and performance workshops. We will approach mindfulness as method and theory in our own practice, as well as in relation to the works studied. We will also consider the ethics and current debates concerning the mindfulness industry. Examples of artists studied include James Luna, Nao Bustamante, Renee Cox, William Pope.L, Cassils, boychild, Curious, Adrian Piper, Xandra Ibarra, Valérie Reding, Guillermo Gomez-Peña, and Ana Mendieta.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, WAY-ED
Instructors: Otalvaro, G. (PI)

TAPS 151: Dramaturgy (TAPS 315)

This class examines the role of narrativity in live performance. Class topics range from the classics, to contemporary theater, dance, new media, performance art curatorship, and beyond, to grand social narratives. Integration of scholarship and practice is one of basic principles of dramaturgy, and this class follows in that spirit. Exploration of dramaturgical techniques is aimed to help students prepare to work on production dramaturgy. To that end, they will have an option to complete their final course assignment by serving as production dramaturgs on one of TAPS shows.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-CE

TAPS 155: Social Sculpture (ARTSTUDI 155)

This course investigates the immediacy of the body as material and sculpture in order to investigate private and social spaces. Actions are often used to understand or question the function and psychological aspects of a space and are documented for the perpetuation of these ideas. Throughout the quarter we will investigate the body as material and develop site specific performances enacted for: Private/Domestic and Public Space; Constructed Space & Physical Space; ecological systems; and generate both Individual & Collaborative based Actions, Interventions, & Events."
Last offered: Spring 2019 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
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