TH 371 and TH 372, INDEPENDENT
STUDY (3 semester hours) are designed for special advanced study and project
work. This is an opportunity to either pursue a field of study not covered
by existing courses or to explore areas of performance, directing, design,
etc. through practical application with faculty guidance. All independent
study proposals require a faculty sponsor and the permission of the department.
An independent study is proposed
by the student with the assistance of an appropriate faculty sponsor willing
to offer guidance and support. A departmental form is available for this
proposal. A full rationale is required indicating the goals and scope
of the project. Previous course work which relates to this experience
should be included. There must also be an indication of the process by
which the work will be pursued with reference to the proposed working
relationship between student and faculty member. Meeting hours are to
Upon submission to the department,
the proposal is discussed by the entire faculty. The student might be
requested to attend a faculty meeting in order to clarify any issues.
Upon approval by the department the necessary college forms (available
form the Office of Academic Advising) are submitted by the student.
These courses may be repeated
for credit, but only one independent study course may be taken in any
given semester. The course may or may not be credited as a liberal arts
course at the discretion of both the department (and, in exceptional instances,
the Curriculum Committee of the college).
Independent study proposals
should be submitted as early as possible before registration in order
to allow sufficient time for departmental review.
- Design, preparation and performance of a series of monologues focusing on the role of the mother in Brecht's plays.
- An investigation and comparison of the colormetrics of available color media for stage lighting.
- The preparation of preliminary drawings, drafting, renderings and models for Puccini's La Boheme.
- Study of the directing techniques of Robert Wilson.
- Lighting design for the studio production of Table Manners.
- Creation and analysis of surveys investigating the appreciation and understanding of Skidmore theater productions by attending audience members.
- "Paper" design projects which do not involve production work.