Training for students interested in pursuing the theories, methodologies, and techniques of performance to develop artistic and/or scholarly work in other primary disciplines across the University.
Acquisition of the native language and communicative competencies are shaped not only by our biology, but also by cultural forces. Students will study the interplay between these forces.
The Communicating Brain module gives students a deep appreciation for the tools used to study the brain and how it gives rise to typical and atypical communication abilities.
Students will explore the arts of book writing, lyric writing and composition, while also cultivating an understanding of what constitutes effective and healthy collaboration in Music Theatre.
The Creative Writing for the Media module is designed to encourage mastery of the art and craft of writing for screen, stage, television and all forms of narrative media.
Principles of health communication will be applied and examined in the context of their impact on patient safety, individual and population health outcomes, and organizational workflow in healthcare systems.
Students will investigate the histories and contemporary conditions of media and creative markets and explore how power, capital, value, labor and regulation affect culture.
The Media Arts and Game Design module explores the foundations of digital interactive art, gaming, creativity for web, sensor based interactions, and useful daily applications of digital media.
The Performance and Activism module explores how modes of performance inspire and generate activism toward human rights in areas of freedom of expression, environmental and economic justice, gender rights, and political equity.
Responding to the heightened enthusiasm for the generation of new works in the SoC, the Playwriting module is designed to nurture a community of playwrights, ultimately preparing them to present themselves effectively to the profession.
The Sound Cultures module explores the interdisciplinary field of sound studies with attention to sound as cultural expression, creative practice, and a key component in the study of performance as communication.
The Strategic and Organizational Communication Module will encourage students to understand how organizations can use technology to catalyze constructive, innovative, and mission-driven practices.
The Theatre for Young Audiences module will allow students to heighten the synergy between active student groups, Evanston and Chicago community and professional companies, production work, and coursework.