THEATRE




THEA 1020  - Theatre and Culture .......................3.00 Credits

A study of theatre as an art form with emphasis   on   dramatic literature and the contributions of playwrights, actors,   directors, designers  and managers.


THEA 2000  - Intro to Theatrical Design ..............3.00 Credits Basic design for theatre technicians with emphasis  on  drafting, perspective, color theory, rendering in various  media  and  drawing the human form.


THEA 2040  - Acting I .............................................3.00 Credits

A  course  designed  to  introduce  the  beginning  actor        to the fundamentals and techniques of acting.   Prerequisite:  THEA  1020 or  equivalent  or permission of instructor.


THEA 2041  - Acting I Laboratory ........................3.00 Credits Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Speech & Theatre Continuation of Acting I with a concentration on science study from the modern repertoire.

Prerequisite: 2040 or equivalent.


THEA 2050  - Theatrical Dance/

Movement .....................................................00 OR 3.00 Credits

An introduction to basic stage movements and dance for performers and directors.  A  lecture-laboratory  course  with  opportunities  for performance.  Primarily for theatre majors.


THEA 2070  - Make-Up for Stage and Screen ......2.00 Credits Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Speech & Theatre. A study of basic principles and practices in make-up  for  stage, screen and television. Practice in use of cosmetics, wigs, hair pieces, facial prosthetics, masks and work with departmental productions.


THEA 2530  - History of Theatre I ........................3.00 Credits Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Speech & Theatre. A study of theatre architecture, scenery, costume, methods of staging and production in Europe as well as a   study   of   representative playwrights from Ancient  Greece  to  Russia.    Prerequisite:  THEA 1020  or equivalent.


THEA 2531  - History of Theatre II .......................3.00 Credits Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Speech & Theatre A  continuation  of  theatre  History  I  beginning  with Realism, Naturalism, Symbolism, Expressionism and  Neo-Romanticism  in theater  down  to  the Avant-Grade Theatre in Europe.

Prerequisite: THEA 2530.


THEA 2640  - Directing I ........................................3.00 Credits Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Speech & Theatre. Elementary principles of staging plays; practical work in directing One-Act plays; attention given to the principles of selecting, casting and rehearsing of plays, exercises, lectures and demonstrations.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 2530 US C and THEA 2041 US C


THEA 2900  - Production and Performance .........1.00 Credits Participation in a responsible capacity in a production of the Theatre Program.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.


THEA 2901  - Production and Performance .........1.00 Credits Participation in a responsible capacity in a production of the Theatre Program.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.


THEA 2902  - Production and Performance .........1.00 Credits Participation in a responsible capacity in a production of the Theatre Program.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.


THEA 2903  - Production and Performance .........1.00 Credits Participation in a responsible capacity in a production of the Theatre Program. Participation in a responsible capacity in a production  of the Theatre Program.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.


THEA 2904  - Production and Performance .........1.00 Credits Participation in a responsible capacity in a production of the Theatre Program. Participation in a responsible capacity in a production of the Theatre Program.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.


THEA 2905  - Production and Performance .........1.00 Credits Participation in a responsible capacity in a production of the Theatre Program.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.


THEA 2906  - Production and Performance .........1.00 Credits Participation in a responsible capacity in a production of the Theatre Program.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.


THEA 2907  - Production and Performance .........1.00 Credits Participation in a responsible capacity in a production of the Theatre Program.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.


THEA 3030  - Theatre Management ......................3.00 Credits Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Speech & Theatre Designed to study the tools of theater management and producing, box office, price and percentages, publicity, promotion and production costs.  A survey of the organization of Theatre and promotional and managerial procedures.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 2530 US C and THEA 2640 US C


THEA 3040  - Acting II ...........................................3.00 Credits Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Speech & Theatre A study of role analysis and the   problems   and   techniques   of creating  subtexts  with  special  relation  to  the  actor's  natural qualities.

Prerequisite: THEA 2040 or equivalent.


THEA 3041  - Acting II Laboratory.......................2.00 Credits Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Speech & Theatre An intensive course in voice and body training.

Prerequisite: THEA 2040 or equivalent.


THEA 3520  - Playwriting.......................................3.00 Credits

A course in dramatic writing, including study and practice in writing for the modern stage and screen.


THEA 3530  - Modern Drama ................................3.00 Credits Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Speech & Theatre A study of significant developments in the American theatre since 1900  as  reflected  through  the  major  playwrights  and  theatre organizations.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 2530 US C


THEA 3540 Advanced Acting III ...........................3.00 Credits

A study of the problems and techniques of acting in periods and styles through intensive scene study and performance.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 3040 US C


THEA 3541 Acting III Laboratory ........................2.00 Credits An intensive course in voice and body training for period styles. Prerequisite(s): THEA 3540 US C


THEA 3560  - Principle/Practice of

Stage Costume..........................................................3.00 Credits

A study  of  the  function  of  costumes  for  the  stage,  screen  and television, and their relationship to other elements of dramatic production.  Includes research in construction and  authentic period forms.


THEA 3600  - Black Drama ....................................3.00 Credits Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Speech & Theatre A study of significant developments in the American Black  Theatre since 1900  as  reflected  through  the  major  play-wrights   and theatre organizations.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 2530 US C


THEA 3640  - Directing II.......................................3.00 Credits Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Speech & Theatre A consideration of rehearsal problems and techniques as may be reflected in a full  length  show.   In  conjunction  with  the  Theatre Programs, students direct projects selected from a variety of genres.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 2540 US C


THEA 3650  - Independent Study ..........................3.00 Credits

An independent study of special topics in theatre arts, determined by the student in consultation with the instructor.


THEA 4520  - Children's Theatre ..........................3.00 Credits

A study of various techniques used in producing children's  theatre with adult actors; experience in scene design,  lighting,  costuming, acting, directing and promotion; class work plus participation in the Children's Theatre Workshop.


THEA 4760  - Seminar in Theatre .........................3.00 Credits Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Speech & Theatre Advanced individual study for the theatre major in a specialized concentrated production project.  Consent of instructor and  director of theatre is necessary.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 2530 US C and THEA 2531 US C


THEA 4780  - Internship.........................................3.00 Credits

Off-campus, on the job observation and   training   for   students pursuing professional work in a variety of traditional nontraditional careers appropriate to selected academic programs.