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Art and Craft: Contemporary Directing Pedagogy in Colleges and Universities in the United States

Abstract The purpose of this study was to explore current pedagogical approaches of undergraduate directing curricula in selected U.S. institutions of higher learning. Building on the work of Clifford Hamar and Anne Fliotsos, the thesis builds a foundation for further study of contemporary directing pedagogy. Fourteen course syllabi were collected voluntarily from members of The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) and served at the primary source material. They were interpreted and analyzed qualitatively for components that identified the methods and philosophies of the instructor and/or institution. From these syllabi, the researcher found 11 "skill categories" which cover all potential skills and bodies of information that... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Welch, Peter Benjamin (Author) / Saldana, Johnny (Advisor) / Gharavi, Lance (Committee member) / Partlan, William (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Theater / Education, Art / Theater Studies / Directing / Pedagogy / Teaching Theatre / University Theatre
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 92 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Theatre 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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