THEA 211: Mask Making and Performance

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3
A hands-on course exploring several mask-making techniques, and the fundamentals of bringing a mask to life. The history and cultural significance of the mask will be surveyed. Students will make several masks and will perform for each other.
Course Outcomes
  • Discuss the importance of the mask in human culture.
  • Demonstrate two or more mask-making techniques.
  • Apply the basic process of bringing a mask to life to improvisations or rehearsed performances.
  • Identify, analyze, and critically evaluate the technique in mask-making and mask performances.