Courses

107. Theatre Appreciation. (2 hours) Introduction to the history and development of performance. Fall and Spring

171. Topics. (3 hours) This course will introduce students to the study of script analysis and how it relates to the creation of live theatrical events and filmed adaptations while exploring a specific topic in one or more of the fields of performance production. The course is open to all students and may be counted toward the Theatre major or minor. This course may be repeated. Spring

220. Performance of Literature. (3 hours) Basic principles of performance, with attention to analysis as preparation for individual and group performance of literature. Fall

225. Acting. (3 hours) Concentration on the creation of dramatic characters through the development of the performer’s awareness of the physiological, psychological, and mental components inherent in performance as learned through experiential activities. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses section. Fall and Spring

227. Theatre Production. (3 hours) Introduction to theoretical and practical aspects of theatre production: theatre styles, set construction, painting, sound, lighting, costuming, makeup, and theatre management. Fall and Spring

266 and 267. Practicum in Theatre. (1 hour each) Practical experience in theatre production and performance. Serves as laboratory for the development of production skills and performance experience. No student may present more than two hours of practica credit for a major; one for a minor. Fall and Spring

268. Production Practicum in Theatre. (1 hour) Implementation of performance/production position. A student may enroll for credit in conjunction with an assigned role in a department production. No student may present more than two hours of practica credit for a major; one for a minor. Prerequisites: Permission of director or technical director AND department chair. Fall and Spring

320. Advanced Performance Studies. (3 hours) Concentration on contemporary performance theory and practice in three different genres of solo performance. Prerequisite: THE 220, 225, or consent of instructor. As needed

325. Advanced Acting. (3 hours) Students will study further development of physical and emotional instruments; development of improvisational and dramatic scenes. Prerequisite: THE 225. Spring

327. Directing. (3 hours) Basic play interpretation; casting-rehearsal procedures, director-actor relationship in analysis and creation procedures; creation of character, and the major tasks of the director. Each student will select, cast, rehearse, and present for class analysis several short dramatic scenes. Prerequisite: THE 225. Even Falls

Course Tools: Lab Theatre Plan

347. History of Film. (3 hours) Study of the history of film as a medium of communication, culture, and art through survey of significant films in the history of its development and its relationship to theatre and other arts. Even Springs

366. Advanced Theatre Practicum-Performance. (1-3 hours, determined by Faculty Director) Implementation of a performance position. A student may enroll for credit in conjunction with an assigned role in a department production. No student may present more than six hours of practica credit for a major, three for a minor. Prerequisites: Permission of show director and department chair. Fall and Spring.

367. Advanced Theatre Practicum- Production.(1-3 hours, determined by Faculty Director) implementation of theatre production position. A student may enroll for credit in conjunction with an assigned production position in a department production. no student may present more than six hours of practica credit for a major; three for a minor. prerequisites: Permission of technical director and department chair. Fall and Spring

368. Advanced Filmmaking Practicum. (1-3 hours, determined by Faculty Director) Implementation of a filmmaking position. A student may enroll for credit in conjunction with an assigned position in a department film production. No student may present more than six hours of practica credit for a major; three for a minor. Prerequisites: Permission of director and department chair. Fall and Spring

407. Creative Dramatics and Children’s Theatre. (2 or 3 hours) Introduction to and overview of the theory and use of creative dramatics and children’s theatre activities in education. Fall and Spring

420. Group Performance. (3 hours) Study of and experience in group performance of literature including readers theatre and chamber theatre through adaptation of scripts, direction of and participation in productions for public performance. Prerequisite: THE 220, 225, or by permission of the instructor. As needed

422. Independent Filmmaking. (3 hours) This course introduces students to the process of conceptualizing and producing independent digital cinema. Students will study and participate in all pre-production, production, and postproduction elements of digital motion pictures. Spring

425. Theatre History. (3 hours) Study of elements of theatre from Ancient Greece to the present , with an emphasis on dramatic literature. Prerequisite: Sophomore or above or permission of instructor. Odd Springs

428. Production Design. (3 hours) Techniques of production design; research, creative design, and development of working drawings for sets, lighting, and costumes. Prerequisite: THE 227. Even Spring

440. Independent Study. (1 to 3 hours) With the approval and permission of a member of the Theatre and Performance Studies faculty and the chair of the Theatre department, students may engage in reading, research and performance on or in an area of their own choosing. As needed

450. Seminar. (3 hours) In depth study of a topic announced during pre-registration. Prerequisites: Junior standing, THE 220, or 225 and 227, or permission of the instructor. As needed

461. Internship. (1-3 hours) Fieldwork activities in performance-related fields in the area. Prerequisites: THE 220, 225, and 227, or permission of the instructor. Fall and Spring

471. Topics in Theatre and Performance Studies. (3 hours) Specialized study in theatre and performance styles, genres, or issues related to the field. As needed



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