THEATRE Courses

THEATRE Courses


TH–101 INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATER
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course introduces the study of theater. Course lectures include theater history and production practices. Attendance at University Theater production is mandatory. Active participation in one University Theater production, as cast or crew, is required. (Grading System: A-B-C-D-F-NC).

 

TH–102 ACTING I
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This is an experiential-based course, which prepares students to acquire a crucial understanding of the art of acting and its relationship to dramatic art as a whole. A brief overview of the evolution of acting styles from a classical external-based approach to a modern internal-based approach may be introduced to further enhance the student's awareness and appreciation of the development of acting.

 

TH–105 STATECRAFT
FALL ONLY/EVEN YEARS

3 credit hours

This is an introduction to stagecraft with practical work in the scene shop and on University Theater productions. It consists of two one-hour lectures and one three-hour afternoon workshop each week.

 

TH–202 ACTING II
SPRING ONLY/EVEN YEARS

3 credit hours

Acting II is a continuation of TH102. It offers continued work on character development, scene study, and moves into advanced improvisational techniques. Prerequisite: TH102 (with grade of "B" or better) or Consent of Instructor.

 

TH–205 STAGE MANAGEMENT
FALL ONLY/ODD YEARS

3 credit hours

This is an introduction to the organization of live performing organizations and the effective management of performing artists. Students will analyze scripts, prepare prompt books and gain practical experience on a University Theater production.

 

TH–292 THEATER PRACTICUM
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

1 credit hour

This course offers supervised participation in a University Theater production. Students gain practical experience while exploring the various areas of theater production. It may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Must be a Fine Arts/Theater major or minor or have consent of instructor.

 

TH–308 DIRECTING
FALL ONLY/ODD YEARS

3 credit hours

This course includes selecting, analyzing, casting and rehearsing a one-act play performed for a selected audience. Prerequisite: TH202 or consent of instructor.

 

TH–315 SCENIC DESIGN
SPRING ONLY/EVEN YEARS

3 credit hours

This is an exploration of the principles and elements of theatrical design with an emphasis on scenery design and painting. Students will complete design projects, build models and work with paint elevation.

 

TH–316 LIGHTING DESIGN
SPRING ONLY/ODD YEARS

3 credit hours

This is an exploration of the principles and elements of theatrical design with an emphasis on lighting design and sound technology. Students learn the technology involved in live lighting and sound production and generate design projects.

 

TH–394 SPECIAL STUDIES FOR THE ACTOR
AS REQUIRED/AS REQUIRED

3 credit hours

The purpose of this course: to acquire practical performance techniques in movement as they relate to acting, especially in theater production. This course develops awareness of individual movement characteristics through the experiential learning of movement skills and practices. It surveys elementary theater movement practices, elements of rhythm and spatial awareness, and study of laban movement analysis.

 

TH–425 THEATER HISTORY I
FALL ONLY/EVEN YEARS

3 credit hours

This is a comprehensive survey of Western and Oriental Theater from earliest times to 1700.

 

TH–426 THEATER HISTORY II
SPRING ONLY/ODD YEARS

3 credit hours

This is a comprehensive survey of Western and Oriental Theater from 1700 to the present.