THEATRE ARTS COURSES
THEATRE ARTS (THEA, ENGL, COMM )
COMM 211 Oral Interpretation Fall 3 credits
The techniques of expression as applied to oral reading are studied and practiced. Students are encouraged to use all types of literature to secure an understanding of the intellectual and emotional content of the literature and to communicate this meaning to the listener.
COMM 222 Voice and Diction Spring 3 credits
Studies and exercises designed to develop the "career voice." For students going into fields where the quality of public vocal presentation is important.
ENGL 221 Introduction to Drama Spring 3 Credits
A survey of the world's greatest dramatic literature from Greek times to present. The history of playhouses and stagecraft and other related arts of the theatre are observed in connection with the study of world masterpieces. Prerequisite: English 110 or permission of instructor.
THEA 110 Introduction to Theatre Arts Fall 3 credits
Basic orientation and historical perspective to theatre arts. Study of the roles of playwright, director, actor, designer, producer and audience members in current theatre practice. Course will include attendance at area performances.
THEA 161 Acting I Fall 3 credits
This class focuses on the fundamental techniques and skills of acting. Improvisation exercises, activities and games are used to develop self-awareness, observation, concentration, emotional availability, and vocal and physical interpretive skills. The class lays a strong foundation for performance training but also helps students develop interpersonal communication skills.
THEA 167 Dance-Theatre Movement I BD 3 credits
This course will explore dance through the practice of its elements, dynamics and expression, incorporating ordinary gesture and movements and using abstract space to achieve a synthesis of dance and theatre. Repeatable.
THEA 201 Theatre Practicum F&S 1 credit
Repeatable up to four semester hours. Open to students who are selected for an important role in a college play or for an important duty on the production staff.
THEA 226 Introduction to Design Spring 3 credits
Introduces the student to the principles and elements of design, the design process, and the methods of presentation of design ideas.
THEA 247 Stage Makeup BD 3 credits
This course covers the basic principles of design and how they apply to the creation of makeup designs. Students become acquainted with the basic tools and materials of stage makeup. Different techniques of applying makeup to create effective illusions for the stage will be studied.
THEA 255 One-Act Play Production Spring 1-3 credits
This class provides students with hands-on experience in directing and play production. Enrollment is limited. Pre-requisite: permission of instructor; over-ride required for registration. Repeatable.
THEA 261 Acting II Spring 3 credits
This course will provide practical application of basic acting skills to textual material. In a workshop format, students will analyze, rehearse, and perform monologues and scenes from contemporary American dramatic literature. Prerequisite: Acting I or permission of instructor.
THEA 267 Dance-Theatre Movement II BD 3 credits
Practical application of the dynamics of motion though manipulation of dance elements and effort to create meaning through movement. Repeatable.
THEA 270 Stagecraft BD 3 credits
An introduction to the organization and operation of a theatre plant; the construction, crafting and finishing of stage scenery; and the principles of stage lighting.
THEA 294 Independent Study 1-3 credits
Independent or directed study of special topics in theatre. Department chairperson approval is required.
THEA 299 Special Topics in Theatre BD 1-3 credits
Repeatable up to twelve semester hours. Study of special topics in theatre including lighting design, scene painting, and stage management.
THEA 195-295 Service Learning 1-3 credits
Maximum of six semester hours. Service learning may be accomplished by one of three methods: Joining a club that has a public service component, doing volunteer work at a non-profit organization, or taking a course that links public service with its curriculum.
THEA 197-297 Cooperative Education/lnternship F&S SM 1-3 credit hours each
Repeatable up to a maximum of six hours. Work hours are arranged by employer, advisor and student. Progress is checked by oral and written reports from the employer. Periodic student-advisor conferences are required to discuss progress or problems. Students are required to submit an accounting of their experiences to their instructor. All co-op experiences are based on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Department chair approval is required.