Theatre (THEA)

110-111 Understanding Theatre (3, 3) An overview of theatre as an art form. Introduction to the roles of the actor, director, designer. History and literature of the theatre. Basic theory and criticism.

150 Theatre Workshop (3) Supervised group projects in the construction of sets, painting, lighting, and costume making. Six hours of schedule work per week in preparation for a major production. May be repeated for credit.

201 Theatre Production (1-2) Practical application of theatre studies in a production environment.

220-221 Acting (3, 3) Introduction to acting involving improvisation and other exercises. Development of concentration, contact between actors, stage movement, voice production, character/text analysis skills, and confidence. May be taken out of sequence.

301 Theatre Production (1-2) Practical application of theatre studies in a production environment.

330 Costuming and Stage Makeup (3) Practical application of costume design concepts and makeup techniques for the stage. Prereq: THEA 110.

360 (560) Stagecraft (3) Principles of technical theatre including scene construction, stage management, and dramatic production supervision.

380 Play Interpretation and Direction (3) Play Direction studied through a series of exercises and scene work designed to teach the basic tools of stage composition. Focuses on the use of script analysis and its application to performance. Encourages exploration of a personal technique and style. Prereq: THEA 220 and 221.

390 (590) Playwriting (3) Writing exercises, scenes, and one-act plays which may be performed in the laboratory theatre. Prereq: THEA 110 and 220 or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit.

391 Special Topics in Theatre (3) Selected topics for intensive study. Topics and prerequisites to be announced. May be repeated for credit.

401 Independent Study (3) Directed study in the area of theatre performance or production. Taught by arrangement. Prereq: THEA 110, 111 and 220. May be repeated for credit.

410 Lighting and Sound Design (3) The design of stage lighting for the theatre environment includes instrument maintenance, lighting control, color media, shop procedures and electricity. A practical study of sound, sound equipment and sound systems utilized in sound design for theatrical productions. Prereq: THEA 110 and 360.

420 Advanced Acting (3) Develops the actor’s skill through scene study and circumstantial improvisations. Emphasizes the actor’s personal input into the process of creating a role. Focuses on the use of intentions and advanced script analysis. Prereq: THEA 220 and 221. May be repeated for credit.

430 (630) Scene Design (3) Development of the total design concept involved in creating the stage environment. Prereq: THEA 110 and 360.

 



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