Spring 2024

Elements of Style: Analyzing Theatrical Design

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-269


Junghyun G. Lee (Section 01)


In this course, students will learn to appreciate and analyze design elements in theatrical contexts by applying class instruction in a wide variety of design-related topics to independent research and peer discussions. A focus of the work will be on a vigorous exchange of observations, ideas, and critical analysis of how design elements and topics--ranging from the human brain to fashion history--affect our perception of character and story in live performance and other media, such as films and video games. Assignments consist of reading, research, and small-scale presentations. No prior design experience is required. Spring semester. Professor Lee.

How to handle overenrollment: Preference given to majors, first-year students and sophomores.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: This course will involve regular attendance and class participation, class discussion, reading, independent research, possible viewing and writing assignments, visual analysis, and small-scale presentations, as applicable. Attendance at performances outside of class and/or field trips may also be required.

THDA 269 - LEC

Section 01
M 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM WEBS G008
W 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM WEBS G008


Other years: Offered in Spring 2024