Variant of CIP 2016 - Primary groupings

02 - Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies

50. - Visual and performing arts

50.05 - Drama/theatre arts and stagecraft

This subseries comprises instructional program classes 50.0501 to 50.0599.

50.0501 - Drama and dramatics/theatre arts, general

This instructional program class comprises any program that focuses on the general study of dramatic works and their performance. These programs include courses in major works of dramatic literature, dramatic styles and types, and the principles of organizing and producing full live or filmed productions.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • drama
    • drama and theatre
    • dramatic arts
    • theatre
    • theatre arts
    • theatre arts studies
    • theatre studies

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • art therapy(51.2301)
    • dance(50.0301)
    • drama education(13.1324)
    • performing arts(50.0101)
    • theatre (not for credit)(36.0117)
50.0502 - Technical theatre/theatre design and technology

This instructional program class comprises any program that prepares individuals to apply artistic, technical and dramatic principles and techniques to the communication of dramatic information, ideas, moods, and feelings through technical theatre methods. These programs include courses in set design, lighting design, sound effects, theatre acoustics, scene painting, property management, costume design, technical direction and production and the use of related computer applications.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • scene painting
    • scenery and lighting
    • set design
    • set dresser
    • stagecraft
    • technical scenography
    • technical theatre
    • theatre technical production
    • theatre technician
    • theatrical design

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • costume design(50.0510)
    • creative fashion design(50.0407)
    • home staging(19.0605)
    • interior decorating(19.0605)
    • makeup(12.0406)
    • technical drafting(15.1301)
    • theatre (not for credit)(36.0117)
50.0504 - Playwriting and screenwriting

This instructional program class comprises any program that focuses on the principles and techniques for communicating dramatic information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the composition of creative written works for the theatre, film, and/or television. These programs include courses in creative writing craft, scene writing, script development, stage and/or camera instructions, line and moment analysis, script reading, script editing, and the creation of full productions.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • dramatic writing
    • playwriting
    • screenwriting
    • script writing
    • writing for screen and television

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • English creative writing(23.1302)
    • English technical and professional writing(23.1303)
    • English writing(23.1301)
    • French creative writing(55.1302)
    • French writing(55.1301)
50.0505 - Theatre literature, history and criticism

This instructional program class comprises any program that focuses on the study of the history, literature, theory, and analysis of written plays, theatrical productions, and theatre methods and organization. These programs include courses in historical method; critical theory; literary analysis; the study of themes and archetypes in dramatic literature; the history of acting, directing, and technical theatre; and the study of specific historical and cultural styles and traditions.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • theatre criticism
    • theatre history
    • theatre history and analysis
    • theatre literature
    • theatre literature, history and criticism

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • comparative literature(16.0104)
    • English literature(23.1401)
    • film history, theory, and criticism(50.0601)
    • French general literature(55.1401)
    • history(54.0101)
50.0506 - Acting

This instructional program class comprises any program that prepares individuals to communicate dramatic information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the achievement of naturalistic and believable behaviour in imaginary circumstances. These programs include courses in voice and acting speech, stage dialects, movement, improvisation, acting styles, theatre history, script interpretation, and actor coaching.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • acting
    • dramatic actor/actress
    • stage acting
    • theatre performance

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • drama education(13.1324)
    • English speech and rhetorical studies(23.1304)
    • French speech and rhetoric studies(55.1304)
50.0507 - Directing and theatrical production

This instructional program class comprises any program that prepares individuals to manage the planning, design, preparation, and production of plays and other theatrical entertainment programs. These programs include courses in theatrical design, program management, dramatic production, rehearsal management, personnel management and casting, actor coaching, directing concepts and techniques, theatre history, scene work, script interpretation, business management, marketing, public relations, and communications skills.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • direction of plays
    • stage direction
    • theatre directing
    • theatre production
    • theatrical directing
    • theatrical production

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • artist management(50.1001)
    • film directing(50.0602)
    • theatrical management(50.1004)
50.0509 - Musical theatre

This instructional program class comprises any program that focuses on the principles and techniques for integrating theatre, music, and dance into a unified production. These programs include courses in acting, dance, voice, technical theatre, musical genres, piano, and history of musical theatre.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • music theatre
    • musical theatre
    • musical theatre performance

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • music(50.0901)
    • music performance(50.0903)
    • music production(50.0999)
    • musical orchestration(50.0904)
    • orchestral conducting(50.0906)
50.0510 - Costume design

This instructional program class comprises any program that prepares individuals to design and select costumes for characters in theatre and the performing arts and to serve as part of a production team. These programs include courses in costume design, script analysis, theory and criticism, period styles, history of costume, stage makeup, rendering, and costume construction.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • costume design
    • costume studies
    • historic costumes
    • museum costumes

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • museum technology(30.1401)
    • technical theatre(50.0502)
50.0599 - Drama/theatre arts and stagecraft, other

This instructional program class comprises any program not listed above that relates to Drama/theatre arts and stagecraft.

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