Courses Offered

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

Theatre 11. Dula at Palabas. An introductory survey to Philippine Theatre from rituals to contemporary form. (3 units)

Theatre 12. Acting Workshop. An introduction to the art and skill of acting for the theatre. (3 units)

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

Theatre 100. Introduction to Theatre and Performance. Key concepts in the study of drama, theatre, and performance in the context of theatre and performance studies. (3 units)

Theatre 101. History of Western Theatre I. History of the theatre in the West from the Pre-modern to Modern Period (Renaissance to the mid-1800’s). (3 units; pre-requisite: Theatre 100 / COI for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 102. History of Western Theatre II. History of the theatre in the West from the second half of the 19th century to the present. (3 units; pre-requisite: Theatre 101 / COI for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 103. Theories in Theatre and Performance. Critical study of fundamental theories in theatre and performance. (3 units; pre-requisite: Theatre 102 / COI for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 104. Theatre and the Creative Industries. Theories, principles, and practices of theatre in the context of the creative industries in the Philippines. (3 units; pre-requisite: Theatre 100 / COI for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 110. Theatre Practicum. (3 units)

Theatre 113. Advance Practicum. Advanced theatre practicum in backstage and production works. (3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours workshop; pre-requisite: Theatre 110)

Theatre 114. Theatre Apprenticeship. Theatre apprenticeship in the industry. (3 units; Apprenticeship of 150 hours; pre-requisite: Theatre 113)

Theatre 120. Production Methods. Principles and practice of stage management, house and ticket operations, publicity and other theatre related activities. (3 units; pre-requisite: Theatre 100/ COI for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 121. Stage Management. Theories and practice of stage management. (3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours workshop; pre-requisite: Theatre 120/ COI for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 122. Production Management. Theories and practice of production management. (3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours workshop; pre-requisite: Theatre 120/ COI for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 123. Issues in Theatre and Events Management. Analyses and practical solutions of issues in the practice of theatre and events management. (3 units; pre-requisite: Theatre 120/ COI for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 131. Beginning Acting. Fundamentals of body movement & voice production. Exercises in relaxation, concentration, & improvisation. (3 units)

Theatre 132. Intermediate Acting. Application of techniques in creating & communicating roles from dramatic literature. Intensive scene study & techniques of determining actor’s intentions. (3 units; pre-requisite: Theatre 131)

Theatre 133. Directed Studies in Theatre Acting. Specific approach and convention in theatre acting. (3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours workshop; pre-requisite: Theatre 132)

Theatre 134. Voice for the Theatre. Theories and exercises on the production of verbal and on-verbal sounds, as used in theatrical productions. (3 units; pre-requisite: Theatre 100 for Theatre majors; COI for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 141. Stage Directing I. Theory and practice of stage directing of a one-act play. (3 units; pre-requisite: Theatre 131 for Theatre majors; COI for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 142. Stage Directing II. Rehearsal problems and direction of a full-length play. (3 units; pre-requisite: Theatre 141)

Theatre 143. Directed Studies in Theatre Directing. Specific approach and convention in theatre directing. (3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours workshop; pre-requisite: Theatre 142)

Theatre 151. Elementary Stagecraft. Elementary training on the basic aspects of stagecraft. General principles and practice in planning, constructing, painting, and mounting stage sets; also familiarization with the scheme of theatre organization. (3 units; pre-requisite: Theatre 100 / COI for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 152. Scene Design. Theory and practice of designing scenery as a functional environment for stage. (3 units; pre-requisite: Theatre 151/ COI for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 153. Lighting Design. Theory and practice in applying methods and principles of lighting in theatrical productions. (3 units; pre-requisite: Theatre 151/ COI for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 154. Costume Design and Make-up. Theory, design, and construction of costumes for the stage. Theory and practice of stage make-up in Eastern and Western theatre forms. (3 units; pre-requisite: Theatre 151/ COI for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 155. Sound DesignTheory and practice in sound design for the theatre. (3 units; pre-requisite: Theatre 151/ COI for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 156. Directed Studies in Technical Theatre and Design. Specific approach and convention in technical theatre and theatre design. (3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours workshop; pre-requisite: Theatre 151/ COI for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 161. Contemporary Philippine Perfomance Practices. Trends and issues in contemporary performance practices in the Philippines in the context of theatre and performance studies. (3 units; pre-requisite: 12 units of Theatre)

Theatre 162. Cultural Performances in Asia. Discussion and critique of theatre and performance practices in the Asian region. (3 units; pre-requisite: Theatre 100/ COI for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre `163. Creative Theatre for Children and Youth. Principles and methods of creating theatre with children. Problems in producing plays for children and youth. (3 units; pre-requisites: Speech 122, 12 units of Theatre)

Theatre 164. Perspectives in Performance Studies. Theories and methods in performance studies. (3 units; pre-requisite: Theatre 103/ COI for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 165. Contemporary Performance Practices in Context. Theories and praxes of contemporary performances. (3 units; pre-requisite: Theatre 103/ COI for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 166. Applied Theatre. Theories, methods and practice of theatre in non- conventional settings. (3 units; pre-requisite: Theatre 163/ COI for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 170. Dramaturgy. Theory and practice in transforming and adapting texts for the stage.(3 units; 1 hour lecture; 2 hours workshop; pre-requisite: Theatre 103/ COI for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 171. Playwriting. The principles of dramatic composition taught through practice. Development of plots and character; the writing of a play scenario and a one-act play. (3 units; pre-requisites: Theatre 170, 12 units of English and/or Filipino/ COI for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 180. Devise in Theatre and Performance. Theories and praxes of devising for theatre and other performance events. (3 units; pre-requisite: Theatre 170 or Theatre 142/ COI for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 181. Theories in Stage Movement and Dance Theatre. Analyses and critical reading of body movements and dance performances. (3 units; pre-requisites: Theatre 103 and Theatre 131/ COI for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 182. Physical Theatre. Workshop in dance theatre and stage movement. (3 units; pre-requisite: Theatre 181/ COI for non-Theatre majors)

Theatre 197. Special Topics. (3 units; may be taken twice)

Theatre 198. Special Projects. (3 units; pre-requisite: 18 units of Theatre. For AA (Theatre) only)

Theatre 199. Undergraduate Research. Methods of research in theatre and performance studies. (3 units)

Theatre 200. Undergraduate Thesis. (3 units)

GRADUATE COURSES

Theatre 201. Theatre History I. A comparative study of Western drama and theatre from the Classical Period to the Renaissance. (3 units)

Theatre 202. Theatre History II. A comparative study of Western drama and theatre from the Romantic Period to the present. (3 units; pre-requisite: Theatre 201)

Theatre 203. Critical Theories in Theatre and Performance. Critical study of the key concepts in theatre and performance. (3 units)

Theatre 207. Cultural Performances in Asia. Forms and functions of theatricality and performance in Asian societies through performance studies paradigm. (3 units; pre-requisite: COI)

Theatre 208. Analyses and Praxes of Theatre and Performance. Methods of analysis and practice in theatre and other live performance events. (3 units; pre-requisite: Theatre 203)

Theatre 211. Production Design and Technical Theatre. Selected topics in production design and technical theatre (stage, lighting/costume design). (3 units; pre-requisite: COI)

Theatre 212. Performing Arts Management. Theories and practices in theatre publicity, finance, ticket office, house management, and stage management. (3 units; pre-requisite: COI)

Theatre 221. Studies in Acting. Advanced theories and practices of acting. (3 units; pre-requisite: COI)

Theatre 231.  Studies in Directing. Advanced theories and practices of directing. (3 units; pre-requisite: COI)

Theatre 241. Studies in Dramaturgy. Advanced theories and practices of dramaturgy. (3 units; pre-requisite: COI)

Theatre 251. Studies in Playwriting. Advanced theories and practices of playwriting.  (3 units; pre-requisite: COI)

Theatre 291. Seminar in Selected Areas of Theatre. Maybe taken twice provided the selected areas of theatre are different. (3 units; pre-requisite: COI)

Theatre 298. Special Problems(3 units; pre-requisite: COI).

Theatre 299. Research. (3 units; pre-requisite: COI)

Theatre 300. Thesis(6 units)

Creative Project (for MA Theatre Arts: Practice Only)       

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