Courses

Courses and productions are open to all undergraduates. Below are representative courses that may be taught over a period of four years.

Course Numbering Scheme

0-99 Advanced Placement Credit; House Courses; First-Year Seminars; First-Year Writing; Registrar/Department special purpose
100-199 Introductory-level undergraduate courses; basic skills/activity courses; foundation courses; Focus program courses
200-399 Undergraduate courses above introductory level
400-499 Advanced undergraduate, senior seminars, capstone courses, honors thesis courses
500-699 Graduate courses open to advanced undergraduates
700-999 Graduate only courses (not open to undergraduates)

Course Number Title Crosslisting Numbers
THEATRST89S First-Year Seminar
THEATRST98 Basic Acting
THEATRST104 Let's Dance! Live Art and Performance DANCE165, MUSIC165
THEATRST115 The Theater Today
THEATRST145S Acting
THEATRST190A Duke Administered Study Abroad: Special Topics in Theater Studies
THEATRST190FS Focus Program Special Topics
THEATRST190S-1 Special Topics in Reading Theater
THEATRST190S-2 Special Topics in Theater Studies
THEATRST195FS The Art of Transformation: A Workshop in Movement and Theater DANCE195FS
THEATRST198FS Performing Science: Experimentation, Collaboration, and Artistry LIT198FS, ENGLISH198FS
THEATRST202S INTRODUCTION TO PERFORMANCE STUDIES LIT 202S, CULANTH 219S, VMS 205S
THEATRST204S Performance and Social Change DANCE207S
THEATRST209 Dramatic Forms of Musical Theater
THEATRST210 The Great American Musical MUSIC243
THEATRST211 Musical Theater Workshop: Performance MUSIC218
THEATRST213A The Arts in New York: A Thematic Approach VMS259A
THEATRST214A Internship in New York ENGLISH313A
THEATRST215A The Business of City Life ENGLISH314A
THEATRST216S WRITING THE MUSICAL BOOK ENGLISH 228S, MUSIC 220S
THEATRST216S Entrepreneurship and International Arts Management MMS
THEATRST217SA The Economics of Art (The Chicago Scene) VMS 221SA, AMI 217SA, Dance 279SA, Music 217SA, I&E 217SA
THEATRST222 Introduction to Shakespeare ENGLISH235, MEDREN330
THEATRST223s Modern German Theater and Drama GERMAN335s
THEATRST227 Drama of Greece and Rome CLST304, VMS240
THEATRST228 Ancient Myth VMS240, CLST240
THEATRST232 Asian American Theatre ENGLISH387, AMES282
THEATRST235 Performance Art History and Theory VMS344, ISIS275, LIT222, WOMENST276
THEATRST236 Gender in Dance and Theatre WOMENST212, ICS215, SXL, DANCE368
THEATRST239A Theater in London: Text. ENGLISH383A
THEATRST239AS Theater in London: Text ENGLISH383AS
THEATRST240A Theater in London: Performance ENGLISH384A
THEATRST240AS Theater in London: Performance (DS4) ENGLISH384AS
THEATRST241 Cabaret Workshop
THEATRST242 Improvisation
THEATRST243S Black Theater Workshop AAAS332S
THEATRST245 The Body in Art in Early Modern Europe: Power and Limits of Corporeal Representations Art History 317, Romance Studies 317, Dance 317, Medieval and Renaissance Studies 217
THEATRST246S Shakespeare Studio
THEATRST248S The Art of Public Speaking MARINE SCIENCE AND CONSERVATION
THEATRST255S Directing AMI
THEATRST261S Costume Design ARTSVIS233S
THEATRST262S Scene Design ARTSVIS262S
THEATRST263S Lighting Design ARTSVIS235S, DANCE276S
THEATRST264s Puppetry
THEATRST272 America Dreams, American Movies AMI212, VMI355, ENGLISH288
THEATRST273S Screenwriting ENGLISH317S, AMI305S
THEATRST275S Acting For the Camera AMI310S
THEATRST276 Italian Cinema ITALIAN380, LIT215, AMI254, VMS308
THEATRST277 The Dramatic Monster: Horror on Stage and Screen
THEATRST278 Introduction to Film Studies AMI201, ENGLISH181, LIT110, VMS289, DOCST264, PJMS
THEATRST279s Performing Sexual Health: The Duke Sex Ed Squad DANCE215s, GLHLTH216s
THEATRST280S Dramatic Writing ENGLISH226S, AMI
THEATRST282S Adaptation ENGLISH227S, AMI302S
THEATRST283s Writing about Performance Dance 302s, Music 305s, Writing 305s
THEATRST285s Ready for Prime Time: Writing the Dramatic TV Episode English 224s, AMI 224s
THEATRST290-1 Special Topics in Dramatic Literature
THEATRST290-2 Special Topics in Acting
THEATRST290-3 Special Topics in Acting
THEATRST290-4 Theater Studies Workshop: CoLAB: Contemporary American Collaborative Theater Making
THEATRST290-4 Special Topics in Theater Studies Workshop
THEATRST290-5 Special Topics in Mainstage Production
THEATRST290-6 Special Topics in Film
THEATRST290S-1 Special Topics in Dramatic Literature, History, Theory, or Criticism
THEATRST290S-2 Special Topics in Acting
THEATRST290S-4 Special Topics in Theater Studies
THEATRST290S-5 Special Topics in Arts Management
THEATRST290S-6 Special Topics in Film
THEATRST291 Independent Study
THEATRST304 Thinking through the Body: Becoming an Ordinary Genius DANCE314, MUSIC314
THEATRST309s Dancing States of Mind: The Self, Social and Political Practice of Dance Dance 309s, Cultural Anthropology 311s, International Comparative Studies 309s
THEATRST310s Non-Profit Cultural Institutions Economics 247s, Visual and Media Studies 329s
THEATRST311s Legal Issues for the Performing Arts Dance 379s, Economics 223s,, Public Policy 363s
THEATRST312s Arts Entrepeneurship Music 295s, Innovation and Entrepreneurship 295s, Dance 201s, Arts of the Moving Image 296s, Documentary Studies 295s, Visual Arts 295s
THEATRST316SA stARTup Project VMS 315SA, AMI 316SA, Dance 307SA, Music 316SA, I&E 316SA
THEATRST317 Professional Internship
THEATRST318 Professional Internship
THEATRST320s Movement in Question: Introduction to Critical Dance Studies DANCE 318s, Visual Arts 317s
THEATRST322S Chekhov RUSSIAN 327S, ICS
THEATRST323S The Actress: Celebrity and the Woman RUSSIAN383S, WOMENST260S
THEATRST336 Shakespeare Before 1600 ENGLISH336, MEDREN331
THEATRST337 Shakespeare After 1600 ENGLISH337, MEDREN332
THEATRST338s Globalization and Theater ICS 357s
THEATRST340S Solo Performance DANCE206S
THEATRST345S Advanced Acting: Contemporary Texts
THEATRST346S Voice and Body Gesture Theater
THEATRST349L Mainstage Run Crew
THEATRST350 Mainstage Production
THEATRST351S Directing Chekhov RUSSIAN351S
THEATRST364 Performance and Technology: Composition Workshop ISIS376, DANCE308
THEATRST370S Moving Image Practice VMS261S, ISIS
THEATRST372 Existentialist Cinema GERMAN386, LIT218, VMS283, AMI267, AMI
THEATRST373s American Independent Cinema Literature 318s, Arts of the Moving Image 318s, Visual and Media Studies 332s
THEATRST375 Mafia at the Movies Italian 385, Literature 385, Arts of the Moving Image 386, Visual and Media Studies 385
THEATRST380S Playmaking: Collaboration from Page to Stage ENGLISH 316S, AMI 380S
THEATRST390A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Advanced Special Topics in Theater Studies
THEATRST390S-1 Special Topics in Directing
THEATRST390S-2 Special Topics in Dramatic Writing
THEATRST390S-3 Special Topics In Design: Puppetry and Object Theater Laboratory
THEATRST390S-3 Special Topics in Design
THEATRST390S-4 Special Topics in Performance Studies
THEATRST401S Senior Colloquium
THEATRST421s Laughing Through It All: French Comedy and Its Social/Political Contexts, Middle Ages to the 21st C. French 412s
THEATRST492T Tutorial
THEATRST493-1 Research Independent Study
THEATRST495 Senior Distinction Project
THEATRST520A Theater in London: Text ENGLISH583
THEATRST521s Moliere: The Phenomenon of Laughter French 525s
THEATRST530S Translation Studies and Workshop ROMST520S, AMES502S
THEATRST533S Performance Studies LIT520S
THEATRST535S AfroFuturism AAAS620S, DANCE535S, VMS524S
THEATRST540A Theater in London: Performance ENGLISH584
THEATRST590 Advanced Special Topics in Dramatic Literature (Lecture)
THEATRST590S-1 Advanced Special Topics in Dramatic Literature (Seminar)
THEATRST620s Film-philosophers/ Film-makers Arts of the Moving Image 620s, Visual and Media Studies 622s, English 620s, Documentary Studies 620s
THEATRST671S Thinking Digital Cinema LIT614S, AMI614S, VMS614S
THEATRST691 Independent Study
Course Number Title Crosslisting Numbers
THEATRST210 The Great American Musical MUSIC243
THEATRST222 Introduction to Shakespeare ENGLISH235, MEDREN330
THEATRST227 Drama of Greece and Rome CLST304, VMS240
THEATRST232 Asian American Theatre ENGLISH387, AMES282
THEATRST239A Theater in London: Text. ENGLISH383A
THEATRST243S Black Theater Workshop AAAS332S
THEATRST276 Italian Cinema ITALIAN380, LIT215, AMI254, VMS308
THEATRST277 The Dramatic Monster: Horror on Stage and Screen
THEATRST322S Chekhov RUSSIAN 327S, ICS
THEATRST336 Shakespeare Before 1600 ENGLISH336, MEDREN331
THEATRST337 Shakespeare After 1600 ENGLISH337, MEDREN332
THEATRST338s Globalization and Theater ICS 357s
THEATRST372 Existentialist Cinema GERMAN386, LIT218, VMS283, AMI267, AMI
THEATRST375 Mafia at the Movies Italian 385, Literature 385, Arts of the Moving Image 386, Visual and Media Studies 385
THEATRST421s Laughing Through It All: French Comedy and Its Social/Political Contexts, Middle Ages to the 21st C. French 412s
THEATRST520A Theater in London: Text ENGLISH583
THEATRST521s Moliere: The Phenomenon of Laughter French 525s
Course Number Title Crosslisting Numbers
THEATRST216S WRITING THE MUSICAL BOOK ENGLISH 228S, MUSIC 220S
THEATRST273S Screenwriting ENGLISH317S, AMI305S
THEATRST280S Dramatic Writing ENGLISH226S, AMI
THEATRST282S Adaptation ENGLISH227S, AMI302S
THEATRST285s Ready for Prime Time: Writing the Dramatic TV Episode English 224s, AMI 224s
Course Number Title Crosslisting Numbers
THEATRST202S INTRODUCTION TO PERFORMANCE STUDIES LIT 202S, CULANTH 219S, VMS 205S
THEATRST204S Performance and Social Change DANCE207S
THEATRST235 Performance Art History and Theory VMS344, ISIS275, LIT222, WOMENST276
THEATRST236 Gender in Dance and Theatre WOMENST212, ICS215, SXL, DANCE368
THEATRST283s Writing about Performance Dance 302s, Music 305s, Writing 305s
THEATRST533S Performance Studies LIT520S
Course Number Title Crosslisting Numbers
THEATRST261S Costume Design ARTSVIS233S
THEATRST262S Scene Design ARTSVIS262S
THEATRST263S Lighting Design ARTSVIS235S, DANCE276S
THEATRST264s Puppetry
THEATRST390S-3 Special Topics in Design