Designated topics in communication and theatre are explored. May be repeated with different topics.
Fall Semester informationCaroline Good
291A: Tps:Costume Production and Design
The Magic Garment: Costume Design & Construction
This course focuses on costume design and construction for the stage from the playscript to production. Included in the course is the study of theatrical design elements, the costume design process and procedures, the evolution of period clothing, and basic costume construction. Students will analyze plays, design, sketch, and participate in the construction a period garment as part of their coursework.
291C: Tps:Documentary Film
This course is a critical examination of many facets of documentary cinema and its related forms. It will examine the history of documentary practice in the United States and around the world, focusing on filmmakers, films, institutions, and social movements important to this history. The course interrogates many of the issues (ethics, the influence of technology, politics, production and reception of "reality") pertinent to documentary practice. Students will learn how the historical features of one form, documentary film, can be seen in many other media forms (reality television, radio, and the Internet) and thus understand how a specific form becomes the template for media investigation in a much larger, cultural sense.
291D: Tps:(New) Media and Marginalized Bodies
Examines the representations of groups and bodies in media.