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COMM 184

On-Campus Extended Studies Course

An on-campus course offered during the Winter or May term. May be offered for .5 course credits or as a co-curricular (0 credit). Counts toward satisfying the Extended Studies requirement.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits

Winter Term information

Timothy Good

184A: Backstage Secrets: Design and Realization DePauw Opera

Prerequisites: none
Fees (not including books): none
Meeting Times: 1-5pm, MTWRF
Location: Moore Theatre

Students will take an active role in the backstage development, design, and/or production of DePauw Opera. Possible assignments include: stage management, scenery, costume, lighting, sound, properties, publicity, and dramaturgy/musicology. Students can gain depth in one area, or work in different areas. Assignments will be made according to the needs of the production, and also according to each student's ability, experience, and interest, from beginners to advanced. Students will work in production shops (scenery, costume, etc.) and/or in rehearsals for six hours per day, M-F, in addition to specific assignments outside of class meetings. Understanding the opera, and your production assignment as a contribution to the total work of art, will be accomplished through class meetings and discussions, as well as through final research and presentation assignments tying the practical and creative work together.