Spring 2020

Visual Thinking: Materials of Performance

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-112

Formerly listed as: THDA-12


Ron Bashford (Section 01)
Kathy C. Couch (Section 01)
Suzanne P. Dougan (Section 01)


An introduction to methods of visual research and visual creativity for textual, narrative, and performance interpretation. The course is conducted in a format combining discussions, creative play, student presentations, and collaborative critique. Class discussions and readings include the theoretical basis of a range of historical theatrical conventions, from Aristotle through Robert Wilson. Class exercises in perception and analysis build skills culminating in the realization of three-dimensional and story-boarding projects. In addition to two two-hour class meetings per week, students participate in the equivalent of a two-hour per week laboratory experience coordinated with the department’s production season.

Limited to 12 students per section. Spring semester. Professor Dougan.

If Overenrolled: Preference to students who attend first class.

Cost: 150 ?


Artistic Practice, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing, Community Based Learning, Fine Arts for Non-majors


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022