THR - THEATRE

THR-101 Introduction to the Theatre

This course is a study of live theatre and of how it is produced, how it has developed historically and culturally, and how it is analyzed and evaluated. This is primarily a theory course, but it also includes theatre-going assignments. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

THR-109 History of Musical Theatre

This course is a chronological survey course that explores musical theatre from its early beginnings to the present. In a lecture and discussion format, students will explore examples of musical theatre to illustrate musical elements, musical and theatrical techniques, and structural form. Selected works will be considered from the context of their relationship with historicaland artistic values. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Cross Listed Courses

MUS-109

THR-110 Basic Act Techniques

This course utilizes practical exercises to aid the beginning actor in developing technique from which to build self-confidence and believable characterizations. The course stresses the importance of self-discipline in developing creativity and freedom in voice and movement. Assignments include the presentation of scenes from various works during the semester. Lecture [2.00],Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

THR-111 Oral Interpretation of Literature

This course explores the development of performance and vocal techniques in the oral presentation of all types of literature. The use of variety in pitch, volume, tempo, and attitude is stressed in communicating the author's meaning through the reader to the audience. Following specific guidelines, most of the literature is selected directly by each student. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

THR-113 Movement for the Performing Artist

This is a practical course in directing the student to experience, explore, and visualize movements. The aim of the course is to help the actor become a more physically secure and expressive performer. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

2

THR-120 Stage Make-Up

This course provides a practical approach to makeup techniques for theatre and related arts. Through practical experience, students investigate basic, character, and stylized makeup. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

1

THR-124 Dance Experience

This course is a practical and critical introduction to various dance forms. By attending performances, tracing the development of the particular form, studying the demands the art form makes upon its performers, discussing critics' views, and evaluating the experience, students are exposed to broad representation of dance experiences. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Cross Listed Courses

DAN-124

THR-125 Costume Construction I

This course is an introduction to the historical significance of costume design and construction. They will then have an overall look at the technical side of stage costuming, with an emphasis in construction. Students will develop practical skills using the machinery as well as learning patterning for the various parts of a costume. They will learn hand sewing, fabric dyeing techniques as well as the organizational tools such as budgeting costumes for a show. Lecture [2.00].

Credits

2

THR-131 Stagecraft and Lighting

This course introduces the student to the theory and practice of stagecraft. It includes study in scene design, practice in construction of sets, and the setting and control of lighting. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

THR-140 Introduction to Cinema

This course is a study of film as an art form. The course is designed to awaken a more sensitive and critical response to the cinema through an understanding of its form, content, development, and criticism. Films are screened to demonstrate these elements. >General Education Course. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Cross Listed Courses

CIN-140

THR-208 The Elements of Playwriting

This course allows students to experience and practice the creative process involved in writing. It provides students with an understanding of dramatic text, the skills necessary to create character, relationship, dialogue, and dramatic action. In addition, the course introduces students to the process of stage performance and managing their scripts for this medium. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

WRT-101

Cross Listed Courses

WRT-208

THR-210 Scene Study

This course includes advanced work in characterization, vocal and body control, and exercise in the development of style and technique relevant to scenes and plays selected for study and presentation. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THR-110

THR-214 Audition Techniques

This is a practical course which helps the student investigate, select, and prepare audition material appropriate to the individual and the audition call. The course includes exercises in handling cold readings and in learning to look at auditions from the casting director's point of view. Lecture [2.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

THR-110

THR-215 Directing for the Stage

This course is designed to instruct students in the fundamentals of direction for the stage. Student directors will learn how to analyze a script, cast, block, and direct a scene that will be presented in a performance for the public. This course explores various directing techniques that emphasize not only the artistic approach but also the practical and technical elements ofthe theatre. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THR-101, THR-110

THR-216 Theatre Production Workshop

This is a practical course that produces a selected dramatic work as a result of collective class involvement in casting, set design and construction, lighting, costuming, makeup, promotion, rehearsal, stage management, and performance. The workshop culminates in a public performance of the project. Lecture [4.00].

Credits

4

Prerequisites

THR-110, THR-131

THR-217 Theatre Performance and Production

This is a practical course in which students are introduced to acting and/or technical production. As a part of the course, students will actually be involved in theatre productions. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

THR-131

THR-231 Stage Electrics

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the fundamental skills requisite to actualizing lighting and sound designs. Emphasis is given to the identification, use, and maintenance of equipment, as well as to basic electronics theory and practice. Special attention is given to basic theories and aesthetics of light and sound as design elements. Lecture [4.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THR-131

THR-232 Stage Management

This course is an analysis of the techniques and responsibilities of the stage manager in the various forms of the performing arts. Areas of study covered include stage management in the theatre, concerts, and television. Lecture [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

THR-131

THR-294 Co-Op Work Experience [Stage Technology]

This is a field work course in preproduction, production, and/or shop work arranged on an individual basis by the student. The student must attend periodic seminars and/or prepare reports or other projects as required by the Theatre Arts faculty. Credit is based on a predetermined number of hours/weeks worked in an approved theatre shop, or other entertainment facility. Job placement assistance is available through the Co-Op Office. 240 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [16.00].

Credits

4