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THEATRE DEPARTMENT

TH 101  ACTING-BASIC IMPROVISATIONS
With the help of the methods of  Stanislavski and  Brecht fundemantal acting exercises, exercises to improve the improvisation skills, exercises for an expressionistic interpretation of the themes that are given and die situations that are created.

TH 103  VOICE AND SPEECH-INTRODUCTION
This course includes exercises, which helps Actors to use their feelings, imagination and thoughts to develop their ‘instrument voice’.
The course aims to improve the voice and breath technics  of the actor by doing voice and breathing exercises.

TH 105  MOVEMENT AND IMPROVISATION
Besides of concentrating on the foundational movement techniques based on Meyerhold Fundamentals, we work on enhancing movement capacity and creativity of the body.

TH 107  HISTORY OF WORLD THEATRE-CLASSICAL PERIOD
The aim of this course is to introduce students to the different approaches and plays of world theatre with an historical perspective. The course is planned for two semester. In this first semester it will be discussed how theatre developed from the beginning to 18th century. The relationship between the developements of the societies and art takes an important place in the discussion.
At the same time, it is aimed to introduce students with the methods of scientific research. Because of this, the students will also learn to write a paper and to make a presentation. The discussions in the class are also an important part of this lecture.

EL 101  ENGLISH I
To increase student’s efficiency in their academic work by teaching the necessary skills required for successful academic study.
To develop students proficiency in spoken English and equipping them with the specific terminology of their chosen field of study.
Contents:
Students to acquire and develop skills in the following areas.
Writing
Reading
Communication
Study Skills

AT 221  ATATÜRK PRINCIPLES AND REFORMS I
Informing the students about our recent history. Important events and developments between Tanzimat and the establishment of Turkish Republic is also a fundamental part of the course. Principles of Ataturk is another topic, which will be discussed in detail.

TD121  TURKISH LANGUAGE I
To provide students an historical perspective about Turkish Language, improving critical reading and writing in Turkish, analysing argumentative essays, joining a process of production of knowledge through communication, writing a book review, gaining knowledge about academic ethics.
Content of the course depends on argumentative essays and analysis of them. Reading material also includes articles about the history of Turkish Language, short paragraphs and argumentative essays as well as an essay-type book written by a Turkish writer.

TH 102  ACTING-BASIC TECHNIQUES
The students learn in this course to apply, what they learned in the first semester. They will study three short plays and practice some acting techniques they already learned.

TH 104  VOICE AND SPEECH-ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
Practicing the voice and breath techniques in different situations, physical or emotional conditions. To do that the actor/actress candidates practice these techniques with the help of different improvisations and texts.

TH 106  MOVEMENT AND IMPROVISATION-AWARENESS
In this course it is aimed to create an awareness about the actor’s/actresse’s body. By using movement analyse of Laban, Bartanieff technique and other contemporary dance techniques and also improvisation techniques, the students will be encouraged to developt their creativity.

TH 108  CONTEMPORARY WORLD THEATRE
History of World Theatre is a course, which is planned for two semesters. The aim of this course in the second semester is to introduce students to the different approaches and plays of world theatre from 18th century to contemporary theatre. Based on the knowledge of the first semester the students will be able to discuss the subject with an historical perspective. The discussions in the class and the presentations of the students are therefore an important part of this lecture.

EL 102  ENGLISH II
To increase student’s efficiency in their academic work by teaching the necessary skills required for successful academic study.
To develop students proficiency in spoken English and equipping them with the specific terminology of their chosen field of study.
Contents:
Students to acquire and develop skills in the following areas.
Writing
Reading
Communication
Study Skills

AT 222  ATATÜRK PRINCIPLES AND REFORMS II
Informing students about our recent history is one of the leading objectives of this course. Istiklal Savaşı and various reforms realized after the establishment of Turkish Republic will also be discussed.

TD 122  TURKISH LANGUAGE II
To give an idea about different literary genres such as novel, short story and poem and to concentrate on some Turkish examples. The course aims to provide knowledge about literary terms as well as historical perspective concerning these genres.
This course covers the following subjects: The rise of the Turkish novel, the relation of Turkish novel with traditional genres, some key terms in narratology such as narrator, narrative modes and characterization etc., close reading techniques, Turkish novel from 50’s to 2000’s, short story and poem in Turkish.

TH 201  ACTING TECHNIQUES
The student learn probably analytical approach and in the worst-case scenario, to present what he/she memorized in the primary and secondary education. The aim of this course in first semester is about to become clean. This course is worked up with seminary and close debate. A student can share his/her ideas without any restriction. In addition, he/she cranked up by instructor for not to abstain to make a mistake. A student can discover differences between show put on by schoolchildren and to be genuine in this course.

TH 203  DRAMATICAL ANALYSIS
Sustainability in design covers the practice of designing physical objects with the principles of economic, social, and ecological sustainability in mind. As one of the most important contemporary issues today, the course aims at investigating the designers’ role within the sustainable design processes and the eco-design projects.

TH 205  DANCE AND IMPROVISATION
In this course, there is a search type which contains artistic approach, knowledge of form, usage of location, relation between music and choreography. Furthermore, to produce thinking and search it in form of motion and cranking up individual approach, to develop physical capacity of body, location- time- tide- power approachings are contained by in this course.

TH 207  VOICE AND IMPROVISATION
In this course, students learn basic steps of voice training. Students have chances for use their voice in safe way and expression appliance with musical improvisations. Consequently, students can learn sing a song and how to be a musical performer.

EL 201  ENGLISH III
To increase student’s efficiency in their academic work by teaching the necessary skills required for successful academic study.
To develop students proficiency in spoken English and equipping them with the specific terminology of their chosen field of study.
Contents:
Students to acquire and develop skills in the following areas.
Writing
Reading
Communication
Study Skills

TH 202  ACTING-TEXT TRAINING
Students can learn methods of study on a text. Analysis on text, to crank character up are the most basic things in this course. The aim of this course is to teach them, how can they create a role correctly.

TH 204  DRAMATICAL EXPRESSION
In this course, when students work on a character they can learn techniques of voice and breath. They can try these techniques  when they work on a text or improvisations. In this course,students can solve their problems about intonation and melody.

TH 206  DANCE, IMPROVISATION AND INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSİTİON
In this course, students can try to create a composition with their knowledge about techniques. The basic items of composition learned and  presented with given subject by students.

TH 208  VOICE AND MUSICAL
In this course, students can learn techniques of singing. In addition, they can learn the basic items of musical acting. At the end of the semester, students present musical part which prepared with their knowledge in this course.

EL 202  ENGLISH IV
To increase student’s efficiency in their academic work by teaching the necessary skills required for successful academic study.
To develop students proficiency in spoken English and equipping them with the specific terminology of their chosen field of study.
Contents:
Students to acquire and develop skills in the following areas.
Writing
Reading
Communication
Study Skills

TH 301  ACTING-METHOD
In this course, students can learn different methods for creating a character. They can practise these methods on a play in this course.

TH 303  STAGE WORK
In this course, students can learn different methods for creating a character. They can practise these methods on a play in this course.

TH 309  DRAMATURGY
In this course, students can learn the basic concepts of dramaturgy. Students can begin appliance about dramaturgy on text with their knowledge about historic perspective.

TH 302  ACTING-CONTEMPORARY INTERPRETATIONS
In this course, students will develop their technical acting skills in order to create their own contemporary interpretation. The students are encouraged to develop their own stage language.

TH 304  STAGE WORK-PROJECT
As the following course of the Stage Work in this class students focus on the techniques they learned in first semestre. They carry on the character work and present the show by the end of term.

TH 310  PRACTICING DRAMATURGY
Students who worked on basic dramaturgical techniques in fifth semester they focus on practical work. After having worked on the analysis and contemporary dramaturgical techniques on classical and contemporary texts, students, are expected to be competent on dramaturgy of a character, and understanding and rebuilding the role.

TH 401  ACTING INDIVIDUAL PROJECT
The ultimate goal of this course is to give the students the opportunity of self developement as actors and actresses. To achieve this goal the students work on an individual project during the semester. At the end of the semester  they present their works. This course help students to prepare themselves for the graduation project.

TH 402  ACTING-GROUP PROJECT
The aim of the course is to prepare students for graduation with a group project. This course supports students in the process of developing their ultimate graduation project.

TH 403  GRADUATION PROJECT-INDIVIDUAL PROJECT
The aim of the course is to prepare students for graduation and to give them the opportunity to create a synthesis of the materials and techniques they learned in their studies. It is expected that students will bring different acting techniques together and use them to develop a character on the stage. Parallel to this process they will utilize TH 401, the Individual Acting Project, (taken the same semester), to assist in the creation of their role.

TH 404  GRADUATION PROJECT GROUP PROJECT
In this course the students have the opportunity to use their knowledge and skills they learned in their study at the university. They work on a selected play, which is directed by the instructor of the course. In this course the success of the group is also as important as the individual performance.

TH 305  DANCE AND COMPOSITION
In this course, students can learn two physical techniques to develop their talents in theatre - modern dance and performance or text-body. These are basic techniques of ‘physical theatre’ or ‘dance theatre’.
‘contact improvisation’: The gravity traffic between bodies and create in common movement with physical communication.
‘devise technique’: Create a body with character, state, idea and text and creating story with motion.
This course contains short appliances/projects which created in body with movement about several dramatic or literary text.

TH 307  MUSICAL INTERPRETATION
In this course, students can stabilize their singing technique and learn how to develop their individual interpretation. Students can use musical expression like a dramatic expression.

TH 317  DRAMA IN EDUCATION-PEDAGOGICAL BACKGROUND
In this course students will have the opportunity to gain a theoretical base before focusing on drama in education. Furthermore, they will put these theories to practice and gain experience in their application.. By the end of this term students are expected to have mastered various aspects of the subject well enough to be able to determine their own areas of interest.

TH 409  PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT
The course is focused on the stage that is before the actual product or service development and shaped by corporate strategies and market dynamics. Analysis of factors that influence in the fuzzy front end of product or service development, and constraints that are being used to define product or service specifications are included in the course content. The course examines these topics with the case studies in the context of sustainability.

TH 411  ACTING FOR CAMERA
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to professional camera experience and to provide them with the technical knowledge required to work in a film set. During this course students work with a professional director by doing so they gain a great acces to the tools needed to work in film and tv industries.

TH 413  PLAYWRİGTİNG
After taking dramaturgy classes students are introduced to the basic classical techniques of the playwright in order to be able to create original scripts.

TH 306  COMPOSITION AND WORK PRESENTATION
In this course, students can develop their techniqual working. They should design a physical theatre and present it for final exam. In addition, students can develop their perspective of dramaturgy.

TH 308  ACTING FOR MUSICAL
In this course, students can develop their techniqual working. They should design a physical theatre and present it for final exam. In addition, students can develop their perspective of dramaturgy.

TH 318  DRAMA IN EDUCATION-CONTEMP. APPROACHES
In this course students are introduced to methods and discussions of contemporary drama in education. Students who learned theoretical approaches and methods, benefit from these methods in their own drama projects. They prepare group projects and apply them to chosen education institutions, like schools.

TH  320  CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCES
Beginning from the end of  19th century, movements such as Futurism, Constructivism, Dada, Surrealism, Happening, Postmodern Dance, Performance, Live-Art, and Punk Art are introduced to the students, and the breaking points and radical changes are discussed.

TH 410  PREPARATION FOR PREOFESSIONAL WORK
The purpose of this course is to prepare students for professional life. Throughout the course students will define fields of theatre in which they would like to work and will be introduced to various jobs related to the theatre. In addition, guests lecturers from theatre companies will introduce their institutions. In this way students will have a better understanding of their own inclinations and will have a realistic vision of job possibilities after graduation. During the course students will be asked to prepare CVs and portfolios.

TH 412  SCENOGRAPHY
Students who are working on their individual projects will receive training on the basic techniques of theatrical design. The main purpose of this course is to create an interface between the student's acting style and the technical aspects of theatre such as lighting, sound and set. Guest lecturers will share their experiences and knowledge about the professional world of the theater. Students will be expected to be aware of and associate all aspects of  the theatre.

TH 405  WORKING WITH CLASSICAL TEXTS
The purpose of this course is to teach students how to analyse the rhtym, syntax and dramatic structure of classical texts written in English. During the semestre students explore plays in a historical perspective and learn how to read English classical plays in English.

TH 406  ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN CLASSICAL ACTING
In this course students start to analyse action and relationships through texts in English. They practice scenes together and work on texts from different periods. Thus they become familiar to working with texts in English language which has a strong presence in acting industry.

FA 441  BODY, SPACE AND MOVEMENT
Students discuss the relationship between body, space and movement in this course. By viewing various examples during the semester students will first explore the use of new media and body forms in performance and theatre in a theoretical framework. In subsequent classes students apply learned methods to their original work and present it to the rest of the class.