Descriptions for Theater
THE 2200-3 Creative Dramatics for the Classroom Teacher (1 + 4)
Prerequisites: SPE 1010 or permission of instructor
This course is designed to introduce methods for learning creative, problem-solving techniques and self-expression through dramatic activity. Particular emphasis will be placed on using drama as a teaching tool and will include improvisation, puppetry, literature and story dramatization.
THE 2210-3 Introduction to Theatre (3 + 0)
Prerequisites: ENG 1010 or SPE 1010 or permission of instructor
This course presents a comprehensive survey of theatrical art providing an understanding of the living stage, its players and crafts and its place as a cultural force from antiquity to contemporary times. (General Studies-Level II, Arts and Letters)
THE 2220-3 Techniques of Acting I (2 + 2)
Prerequisite: THE 2210
This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of acting including improvement of voice, body and mind in the discipline of the theatre. Particular emphasis is placed on the principles of stage movement, improvisation and beginning scene work.
THE 2230-3 Techniques of Acting II (2 + 2)
Prerequisite: THE 2210 and THE 2220, or permission of instructor
This course builds upon basic principles of acting, including improvisation, character development, stage movement, voice and scene work. Study topics include development of audition techniques, basic acting, television acting techniques and advanced scene work.
THE 2240-3 Introduction to Stagecraft (2 + 2)
Prerequisite: THE 2210 or permission of instructor
This course provides an introduction to the principles, methods and materials of technical production including scenic design and construction, lighting design and practices, and costuming and sound practices.
THE 3200-3 Oral Interpretation (3 + 0)
Prerequisite: SPE 1010 or permission of instructor
This course is a study of traditional and contemporary theories of interpretation of literature for the purpose of making the literature come alive for the listening audience and to improve oral communication skills. Students will present numerous oral performances for the application of techniques.
THE 3220-3 Stage Movement (2 + 2)
Prerequisite: THE 2220 or permission of instructor
This course provides the student/performer with intense instruction in the use and training of the total human body for communication of artistic expression.
THE 3230-3 Acting III: Styles of Acting (2 + 2)
Prerequisite: THE 2210 and THE 2220 and THE 2230, or permission of instructor
This course is for advanced performers exploring basic "mask" acting techniques, as well as acting styles particular to Greek, Comedy of Manners, Farce, Shakespeare and Chekhov plays.
THE 3240-3 Theatre Improvisation Techniques (3 +0)
Prerequisites: THE 2210 and THE 2220 and THE 2230 or permission of instructor
In this advanced performance course, students will explore basic improvisation acting techniques that enable the actor to develop concentration and spontaneity, build characterization, discover relationships and status, establish mood and feeling, sense shape and rhythm of scene and character, establish language and imagery, and build a play.
THE 3250-3 Introduction to Scenic Design and Theatre Lighting (2 + 2)
Prerequisites: THE 2210 and THE 2240, or permission of instructor
The basic elements of scene design and stage lighting for theatrical productions with lectures on the different theories and styles. Students will complete several actual design and lighting projects. Emphasis will be placed on design procedures, color, projection, and equipment control, and utilization of facilities.
THE 3280-3 Stage Directing (2 + 2)
Prerequisites: THE 2220 and THE 2240, or permission of instructor
This course provides an introduction to the principles and techniques of directing for the theater that includes the selecting, rehearsing, and performance of plays, and the presentation of student-directed projects.
THE 4200-3 Reader's Theatre (3 + 0)
Prerequisites: THE 3200 or permission of instructor
This course is designed to enhance students' skills in performing a variety of material as members of an ensemble. Emphasis will be placed on material selection, script adaptation, rehearsal techniques, public performance, collaborative and creative problem solving, and evaluation. (Senior Experience)
THE 4260-1 Theatre: Practicum I (0 + 2)
Prerequisites: THE 2240 or permission of instructor
To provide the student with a direct practical experience in production of theatrical productions, thus augmenting the theoretical aspects of other theater courses. Course may be repeated for credit up to three times.
THE 4270-2 Theatre: Practicum II (0 + 4)
Prerequisites: THE 2240 and THE 3280 and THE 4260, or permission of instructor
An advanced course in practical supervision and administration of theatrical productions. Students will direct, design, and manage the plays produced during the semester. Open only to junior- and senior-level students. Course may be repeated for credit up to three times.
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