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THEA 1000: Theatre Laboratory
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Elman Spring 05
Prerequisite: Theatre pre-major & major
Attendance to all company meetings and all theatre company produced productions as specified by the Theatre Program faculty. All majors and pre-majors are required to enroll for a grad of S or U.

THEA 1100: Theatre Appreciation

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Yeong Spring 05
Boyd Spring 05
Cox Spring 05
Introductory analysis of script and actual performance, and examination of current trends in theatre on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in regional companies. Attendance and written report are required for at least one theatre production.

THEA 1111: Performance and Production
Prerequisite: THEA 1100 
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Yeong Spring 05
Introductory, intermediate and advanced study of the practical aspects of theatre production.

THEA 2111: Performance and Production
Prerequisite: THEA 1100
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Yeong Spring 05
Introductory, intermediate and advanced study of the practical aspects of theatre production.

THEA 2050: Self-Staging: Oral Communication in Daily Life 
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Boyd Spring 05
Manuel Spring 05
An introduction to the performative basis of oral communication and self-presentation.

THEA 2214:  Concepts in Theatre Design
Click below for faculty syllabi: Not Offered Spring 05
Prerequisite: THEA 2290
Yeong Fall 04
A study of the history of design in Theatre through the work of famous designers. Emphasis will be on the use of line, texture, color and shape to create a harmonious  look with set, costume, light, props and make-up. Techniques in drawing and modeling will be explored.

THEA 2290:  Stagecraft 
Click below for faculty syllabi: Not Offered Spring 05
Cox Fall 04
An introduction to all the technical crafts of the theatre. An overview of the technical working of scenery, lighting, costumes, properties, sound and make-up.Taught through both text and hands-on experiences including drawings and reading draftings.

THEA 2291:  Acting I
Prerequisite: THEA 1100
Click below for faculty syllabi: Not Offered Spring 05
Elman Fall 04
This course examines the process toward becoming an actor. Through improvisation, Scene study, and monologue work, the student will begin to develop her/his own process toward developing a character.

THEA 3111:  Performance and Production 
Prerequisite:THEA 1100
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Yeong
Spring 05
Introductory, intermediate and advanced study of the practical aspects of theatre production.

THEA 3214:  Scenography
Prerequisite: THEA 2214, 2290, 3357
Click below for faculty syllabi: Not Offered Spring 05
Cox
Spring 2004
A study of the process of designing set and lights for a theatre production. Projects will cover the development of visualizing a concept using computer drafted light plots, floor plans, and elevations. Models and renderings will also be used to present  the design.  Students will receive hands on experience by building sets and hanging and focusing lights and operating a computer light board for the current Theatre Company production.

THEA 3290:  Costume Design 1
Prerequisite: THEA 2214 or permission from instructor
Click below for faculty syllabi: Not Offered Spring 05
Yeong Spring 04
The student will be introduced to the total process of the costume designer. This process includes play analysis, research skills, costume period and style, design problems, rendering and construction skills, organization skills and an understanding in the principles and elements of design.

THEA 3357:  Theatre History I
Prerequisite: THEA 1100
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Cuomo
Spring 05
Survey of the roots of theatre and drama in the Greek period and the study of selected styles and genre, up to contemporary practices.

THEA 3392:  Acting II 
Prerequisite: THEA 1100, 2291  
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Elman
Spring 2005
This course continues the scene and/or monologue study explored in Introduction  to Acting. In addition, this course focuses on the classic style of  acting by exploring the Greeks, Shakespeare, and the Restoration.

THEA 3394:  Directing 
Prerequisite: THEA 1100, 2291, 2214 
Click below for faculty syllabi: Not Offered Spring 05
Elman
Fall 04
An introduction to the major approaches, techniques, processes, and responsibilities associated with directing a play. Projects will include in-class directing.

THEA 4111:  Production and Performance Capstone 
Prerequisite: THEA 1111, 2111, 3111 
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Elman
Acting/ Directing Spring05
A capstone course designed to build on all experiential work in the students' college career. Topics will vary with instructors.

THEA 4412:  Acting III   
Prerequisite:  THEA 1100, 2291, 3392
Click below for faculty syllabi: Not Offered Spring 05
Elman Fall 04
For the graduating actor, this course explores audition technique both for monologues and cold readings. The actor will build a repertoire of monologues and songs to be performed in class for use in future outside auditions.

THEA 4415: Playwriting 
Prerequisite: THEA 1100, 2291, 3394
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Boyd Spring 05
A study of the history, theory, and mechanics of writing a play, as well as the experience of writing, reading, and revising performance work.

THEA 4457:  Theatre History II
Prerequisite: THEA 1100
Click below for faculty syllabi: Not Offered Spring 05
Cuomo Spring 04
Study of selected play, conventions and movements in drama from the late nineteenth century to today.

THEA 4485:  Special Topics in Theatre Art
Prerequisite: Junior or senior status, or permission of instructor.
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Cox Spring 05
Yeong Spring 05
Courses offered on a one-time or experimental basis to examine selected issues related to Theatre Arts and performance

THEA 4486:  Internship 
Prerequisite: THEA major, minimum 2.5 GPA, completed junior-level course work.
Click below for faculty syllabi: Not Offered Spring 05
Elman Summer 03
Provide opportunities for selected students to work as interns at theatre, film, and Commercial companies or other entertainment firms.

XIDS 2002:  What Do You Really Know About: Backstage
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Yeong Spring 05

XIDS 2100:  Arts and Ideas: Special Topics: 
Click below for faculty syllabi: Not Offered Spring 05
Elman Summer 02
The Holocaust: Resistance and Response
This course will probe the question of what it means to resist and respond to the Holocaust. Through the diverse media of theatre, music, film, art, literature, politics, and history, this course will examine how various communities and individuals live in the shadows and memories of the Holocaust.

XIDS 2100:  Arts and Ideas:  Special Topics:
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Elman
Spring 05
The Thirties and the Theatre
This course will examine the era of the Great Depression through the works theatre and the analysis of history and politics of the time. 

XIDS 2100:  Arts and Ideas: Special Topics:
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Cuomo Spring 05
Images of Women on Stage and Screen
This course will analyzes how women are portrayed in plays, movies, and on television. 

XIDS 2100:  Arts and Ideas: Special Topics:
Sixties and the Theatre
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Stone Spring 05
Sixties and the Theatre examines various trends and movements of the 1960s
through an examination of theatre, film, visual art, and gender theory.

XIDS 2100:  Arts and Ideas: Special Topics:
American Musical Theatre
Click below for faculty syllabi: Not Offered Spring 05
Cox
Fall 04
This course is an overview of the interdependent and inter developmental character of movements in the arts and historical/philosophical ideas.