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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

Jeffrey McCall

184A: Radio Management and Programming

Course Fees: None
Prerequisites: None
Meeting Times: 9:30-noon, MTWRF. Some weekend and overnight work.
Location: WGRE in the PCCM

An intensive analysis of how media organizations are structured and managed. Study and practice of radio program content, including music, news and hosting on-air programs. Discussion and execution of effective audience analysis, media marketing and production practices. Media regulatory controls analyzed.

General class meeting at 9:30 daily and department meetings as arranged. Occasional weekend and overnight hours are required.

Andrew Hayes

184B: Renaissance Culture and Combat: Fights for Living Dead in Denmark

Course Fees: $35 for sword (optional). Travel and registration fees for Chicago workshop (optional)
Prerequisites: Audition or permission of instructor
Meeting Times: 9-noon MTWRF, plus afternoon practices
Location: Auxiliary Gym, Lilly Center

In preparation for the spring production of Living Dead in Denmark, this course is designed to familiarize students with several aspects of European Renaissance culture through literature and histories and to train students to perform realistic scenes of theatrical violence with the single sword/rapier. Specifically, we will learn about the lives of Renaissance men and women, train ourselves in the beginning skills of stage combat, perform scenes for each other and to appreciate performance as a communicative art, enhance our skills of body awareness and flexibility, analyze dramatic texts dealing with Renaissance characters and subjects, learn to critically evaluate others' performances, and prepare our work for evaluation by an adjudicator from the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD). Priority in registration will be given to students who commit to being part of the spring production, but, space permitting, students that chose not to be part of the spring production may participate.

Timothy Good

184C: Backstage Secrets

Course Fees: None
Prerequisites: None
Meeting Times: noon-4pm
Location: Moore Theatre, GCPA

Students will take an active role in the rehearsal, design, and/or production of the DePauw Opera production, to be performed in February 2015, directed by Joachim Schmaberger. Student 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. Possible assignments include: performing (chorus), stage management, scenery, costume, lighting, sound, properties, and dramaturgy. Students can gain depth in one area, or work in different areas. Students will work in production shops (scenery, costume, etc.) and/or in rehearsals for at least four hours per day, M-F, in addition to specific assignments outside of class meetings.