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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-134 Set Design I

This course covers basic techniques of the principles and practices of set design for the stage. Emphasis is on interpretation of the literature, research, development of the ground plan, and the presentation of ideas. Included are design functions, construction, painting, modeling, history, and theories of design. 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