THEATRE COURSES (THTRE)

THTRE 110 - THEATRE APPRECIATION (F1 907)

Prerequisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent. This is a general education humanities course, and is not a performance based class. This course will enhance the appreciation of the theatre as an art form. Emphasis will be placed upon the dynamic way in which theatre can reflect, enhance, and enlighten the human condition, and includes historical, social, esthetic, and technical aspects of theatrical expression.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

THTRE 111 - MODERN DRAMA (F1 907)

Prerequisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent. This is a general education humanities course, and is not a performance based class. This course introduces the many fascinating forms of drama and should make students aware of the extraordinary vitality and diversity of the modern global theatre through reading and study of various theatrical works.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

THTRE 113 - INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL THEATRE (TA 911)

This course introduces safety procedures and basic techniques of scenery and property construction, tool use, scene painting, basic lighting techniques, and backstage organization. Through the use of laboratory hours, students will have hands-on experience in conjunction with departmental productions.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 1

THTRE 114 - FUNDAMENTALS OF THEATRICAL DESIGN

Prerequisite: THTRE 113 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval. This course will provide a hands-on introduction to design elements, the design process, and the ability to communicate the progression of a theatrical design from concept to realization. Some areas covered are: script analysis, creating a vision statement, basic drafting, renderings, and model making.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 1

THTRE 115 - STAGE MAKE-UP

This course is hands-on introduction to the basic knowledge, techniques, and application of make-up as it applies to theatre and film. Course content will incorporate color analysis and design and application techniques for creating corrective, straight, old age, fantasy, trauma, and special effects make-up for the stage.

2 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 2

THTRE 118 - THEATRE PRACTICUM

This course offers the student practical experience in on-stage and off-stage theatrical production techniques. The student arranges a minimum thirty-two hours of hands-on experience workshop at times of student's convenience.

1 Credit Hour (TC) - Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 32

THTRE 119 - THEATRE PRACTICUM

This course offers the student practical experience in on-stage and off-stage theatrical production techniques. The student arranges a minimum thirty-two hours of hands-on experience workshop at times of student's convenience.

1 Credit Hour (TC) - Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 32

THTRE 122 - ACTING I (TA 914)

This is a performance based fundamentals of acting course. The course covers the actors' use of concentration and observation, the importance of acting choices, basics of character development and script analysis. Course topics are introduced through acting exercises, improvisations, and short scene study. A variety of acting techniques such as Stanislavski, Meisner, and Cohen will be used as a basis to help the actor acquire the tools needed to create believable characters.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 1

THTRE 123 - DIRECTING I

This is an introductory course to acquaint the student with the study and practice of the fundamentals of directing through director terminology, brief historical development and importance of the director. The student will acquire practical knowledge and use of the director's tools, beginning script analysis, use of stage space and work with actors in a laboratory setting.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 1

THTRE 210 - INTRODUCTION TO COSTUMING

This introductory course focuses on planning and executing costumes for theatrical production including experience in conjunction with departmental presentations. The student learns the use of costume plots, measurements for fittings, procedures for construction, and standard works for research in historical costume periods and folk costume.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

THTRE 211 - THEATRE INTERNSHIP

Prerequisite: Department approval. This course is designed to give the student/intern experience in their chosen field of interest under the direct supervision of a professional (Producer, Director, Designer, Stage Manager) while engaged in on-the-job training. The student/intern will also do individual research and study on approved area of interest.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 10

THTRE 218 - THEATRE PRACTICUM

This course offers the student practical experience in on-stage and off-stage theatrical production techniques. The student arranges a minimum thirty-two hours of hands-on experience workshop at times of student's convenience. THTRE 218 and THTRE 219 may be taken a maximum of three times each.

1 Credit Hour (TC) - Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 32

THTRE 219 - THEATRE PRACTICUM

This course offers the student practical experience in on-stage and off-stage theatrical production techniques. The student arranges a minimum thirty-two hours of hands-on experience workshop at times of student's convenience. THTRE 218 and THTRE 219 may be taken a maximum of three times each.

1 Credit Hour (TC) - Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 2

THTRE 222 - ACTING II

Prerequisite: THTRE 122 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval. This is a performance course and is a continuation of Acting I. In this course the student-actor will concentrate on the extended development of character and the further application of learned techniques. The student will move from exercises and improvisation to the use of the script and formal application of acting techniques through scene work.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 1

THTRE 223 - DIRECTING II

Prerequisite: THTRE 123 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval. This course is a continuation of Directing I. In this course the student-director will further development the director's tools, director/actor communication, and the understanding and use of acting tools and techniques necessary to the rehearsal and performance process. The student will display knowledge and ability to use techniques through class exercises, text analysis, and extended scene work.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 1