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Southern Oregon University

2016 Elective Course

Ashland, Oregon

Work with a professional theatre director to develop and/or refine your skills for directing a musical.  A course geared toward high school and community college theatre educators covering the director's role, the pre-production planning, and rehearsal process.  The following facets of Staging a Musical will be addressed:

  • Pre-Production:  Advice on analyzing the script and score, audition techniques, designing, and monitoring your rehearsal and technical schedules, collaborating with the musical director and choreographer...and what to do if they don't exist.
  • How to make creative design decisions and adapt a script in order to make a big musical small, or a small musical big.
  • Learn techniques to help an inexperienced or young actor develop a convincing character who can burst into song, creative ways to stage crowd scenes, and keep a chorus engaged.

Faculty

Penny Metropulos, Directing faculty at SOU ACTS Program

Website:

Daily Schedule - TBD

7:00-8:00 am Breakfast

9:00-11:30 am Morning Session

11:30 am-12:30 pm     Lunch

1:00-3:00 pm Afternoon Session I                 

3:15-5:00 pm Afternoon Session II

5:30-6:30 pm Dinner

7/29 Final day's schedule TBD.

Evening Schedule

Wednesday 7/27 8:00p. OSF's TBD ( OPTIONAL  - TBD )

Thursday 7/28 7:00p – 10:00p TBD

Friday 7/29 7:00p – 8:30p TBD

Note: content, dates and times are subject to change

Application Information

Space is limited to fourteen students. This course may serve as an elective course requirement for the Master of Theatre Studies degree. Registration priority is given to Master of Theatre Studies students until March 1, 2016. After March 1, students wishing to enroll in this week-long course for professional development or personal interest may do so. The enrollment deadline is April 1, 2016 (postmark).

Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree or permission of the instructor.

Note: ACTS Master of Theatre Studies applicants do not need to send additional deposit and resume; simply respond with your elective course choice on the document that will be mailed to you.

Students who are new to Southern Oregon University and are not returning to or applying for admittance to the graduate program should apply online as non-admitted students.

This online process will generate a MySOU account and provide registration instructions.

We will send notification letters postmarked in mid-April. At that time we will send you your pre-session assignment. You will be billed separately by SOU for your tuition and housing.

Elective one week courses

2016 Fees

Tuition $1,155 Materials/tickets $56

Six nights of lodging (July 24 arrival, July 30 departure)

Single room  $348
Double room  $228
Meal plan

$162 (Sunday dinner 7/26 - through breakfast Saturday 7/30; meal plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Additional nights of Lodging
May be reserved at $58 per night, regardless of double or single accommodation; no meals will be available.

2016 Elective Course

Ashland, Oregon

A weeklong three-credit graduate level course geared toward high school and community college theatre educators, where students will investigate the delightful world of Costume Crafts.  Students will learn a variety of techniques to make accessory items that are functional and wearable using accessible and affordable materials including felt, fabric, and wire.  We will build crowns, armor, and possibly footwear based on the rules of abstract and invented kingdoms, royalty, and knights.  Bring your questions and challenges and we will help you figure out how to achieve your Craft goals!  Basic sewing techniques and concepts for construction will augment the period-specific historical designs.  Repurposing techniques will be explored as well.  Class size is limited to 18.

Faculty

Deborah Rosenberg, Costume Design faculty at SOU

Daily Schedule

7:00-8:00 am Breakfast
9:00-11:00 am Morning Session
11:30 am-12:30 pm      Lunch
1:00-3:00 pm Afternoon Session I                    
3:30-5:30 pm Afternoon Session II
5:30-6:30 pm Dinner

 

Evening Schedule

Monday 7/27 Homework
Tuesday 7/28 Homework
Wednesday 7/29 8 p.m. OSF Production
Thursday 7/30 Homework

Application Information

Space is limited to eighteen students. This course may serve as an elective course requirement for the Master of Theatre Studies degree.  Registration prioity is given to Master of Theatre Studies students until March 1, 2016.  After March 1, students wishing to enroll in this week-long course for professional development or personal interest may do so. The enrollment deadline is April 1, 2016 (postmark).

Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree or permission of the instructor.

 Note: ACTS Master of Theatre Studies applicants do not need to send additional deposit and resume; simply respond with your elective course choice on the document that will be mailed to you.

Students who are new to Southern Oregon Univerisity and are not returning to or applying for admittance to the graduate program should apply online as non-admitted students.

This online process will generate a MySOU account and provide registration instructions.

We will send notification letters postmarked in mid April. At that time we will send you your pre-session assignment. You will be billed separately by SOU for your tuition and housing.

2016 Fees

Tuition $1,155
Materials/tickets $56

Acceptance Deposit

Upon acceptance a nonrefundable deposit will be due in order to save your spot.  Information regarding the deposit will be included in your acceptance letter to be mailed no later than April 15.  Active MoTS candidates will not be assessed an additional deposit; however, a $50 penalty fee will apply to any elective course dropped after May 30, 2016.

Elective one week courses

Six nights of lodging (July 24 arrival, July 30 departure)

Single room  $348
Double room  $228
Meal plan

$162
(Sunday dinner 7/26 - through breakfast Saturday 7/30; meal plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Additional nights of Lodging
May be reserved at $58 per night, regardless of double or single accommodation; no meals will be available.

An online 3-credit graduate-level course designed for high school and community college theatre educators:

Course Description:  TA 508 Topics In Drama: Postmodern Drama explores the work of some of the world most exciting contemporary playwrights.  Beginning with the 1986 The Colored Museum through 2008’s August: Osage County, this class will focus both on form and meaning in a postmodern context.  As a distance class, students will be expected to work independently completing reaction papers (2-3 pages per play) and to discuss the individual plays with peers and undergraduates in a chat room environment.  Familiarity with educational platforms such as Blackboard and Mootle are helpful but not necessary. The final project will be a research paper on a related topic of the students choosing.

Course Objectives

  • Familiarize students with the importance of the work of these playwrights historically and culturally.
  • Further develop critical skills in the areas of dramatic literature and dramaturgy
  • Explore the manner in which these plays inform culture both within their own context and within our own.
  • Identify dramatic elements of a play and use these elements to interpret meaning

 Textbooks

  • The Colored Museum by George C Wolfe
  • Twilight Los Angeles by Ana Devere Smith
  • The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman et al
  • Urinetown by Greg Kotis and Marke Hollmann (also need copy of the soundtrack)
  • The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl
  • The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler by Jeff Whitty
  • August: Osage County by Tracy Letts

Students will also have critical readings for each play that will be provided by the professor.

Faculty
Eric Levin, SOU theatre arts director of education

Application Information

Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree or permission of the instructor.

Note: ACTS Master of Theatre Studies students get first priority. This course may serve as one of the required additional 3-credit courses toward the ACTS Master of Theatre Studies.

Students who are new to Southern Oregon Univeristy and are not returning to or applying for admittance to the graduate program should apply online as non-admitted studentsPrior to going online to the link above; please contact ACTS at the phone or email listed below to obtain the course reference number for this course.

This online process will generate a MySOU account and provide registration instructions.

Fees

$1,331.16

 

 

 

 

2016 Elective Course

July 25 - 29, 2016

Ashland, Oregon

A week-long, 3-credit, graduate level course geared toward high school and community college theatre educators, covering an introduction to the world of props.  Students will learn techniques for fixing broken furniture to stretch your budget and save time.  Short cuts for updating and stylizing upholstered furniture to fit period will also be covered (or recovered).  Additional projects will be generated by participants, addressing the most relevant kinds of property construction, adaption or repair.

Faculty:

Annette Julien, OSF Props Artisan.  Skilled in welding, upholstery, sculpting, casting, and building custom furniture.

Schedule

Monday (7/25)

  • 9:00-9:30                         
  • 9:30-11:30                       
  • 11:30-12:30                      Lunch
  • 12:30-3:00                       
  • 3:00-3:15                          Break
  • 3:15-5:00                         
  • 5:00-7:00                          Dinner
  • 7:00-9:00                         

 Tuesday (7/26)

  • 9:00-9:30                          
  • 9:30-11:30                        
  • 11:30-12:30                       Lunch
  • 12:30-3:00                        
  • 3:00-3:15                           Break
  • 3:15-5:00                          
  • Evening                             

 Wednesday(7/27)

  • 9:00-9:30                           Warm up
  • 9:30-11:30                        
  • 11:30-12:30                       Lunch
  • 12:30-3:00                        
  • 3:00-3:15                           Break
  • 3:15-5:00                          
  • 5:00-7:00                           Dinner
  • Evening                              Attend OSF Show

 Thursday(7/28)

  • 9:00-9:30                           Warm up
  • 9:30-11:30                        
  • 11:30-12:30                       Lunch
  • 12:30-3:00                        
  • 3:00-3:15                           Break
  • 3:15-5:00                          
  • 5:00-7:00                           Dinner
  • 7:00-9:00                          

 Friday (7/29)

  • 9:00-9:30                           Warm up
  • 9:30-11:30                        
  • 11:30-12:30                       Lunch
  • 12:30-3:00                        
  • 3:00-3:15                           Break
  • 3:15-5:00                          

Note: content, dates and times are subject to change.

Application Information

Space is limited to eighteen students. This course may serve as an elective course requirement for the Master of Theatre Studies degree.  Registration prority is given to Master of Theatre Studies students until March 1, 2016.  After March 1, students wishing to enroll in this week-long course for professional development or personal interest may do so. The enrollment deadline is April 1, 2016 (postmark).

Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree or permission of the instructor.

 Note: ACTS Master of Theatre Studies applicants do not need to send additional deposit and resume; simply note your elective course choice on the document that will be mailed to you.

Students who are new to Southern Oregon University and are not returning to or applying for admittance to the graduate program should apply online as non-admitted students.

This online process will generate a MySOU account and provide registration instructions.

We will send notification letters postmarked in mid April. At that time we will send you your pre-session assignment. You will be billed separately by SOU for your tuition and housing.

2016 Fees

Tuition $1,155
Materials/tickets $56

Acceptance Deposit

Upon acceptance a nonrefundable deposit will be due in order to save your spot.  Information regarding the deposit will be included in your acceptance letter to be mailed no later than April 15.  Active MoTS candidates will not be assessed an additional deposit; however, a $50 penalty fee will apply to any elective course dropped after May 30, 2016.

Elective one week courses

Five nights of lodging (July 24 arrival, July 29 departure or start of MoTS Main Two-week session)

Single room  $348/6 nights
Meal plan

$162/18
(Sunday dinner 7/24 - through lunch Friday 7/29; meal plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Additional nights of Lodging
May be reserved at $58 per night, regardless of double or single accommodation; no meals will be available.