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  • Undergraduate
    • THEA-1000 Theatre Laboratory
      Description

      Attendance to all company meetings and all theatre company produced productions as specified by the Theatre Program faculty. All theatre majors and pre-majors required to enroll with a grade of S or U.

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    • THEA-1100 Theatre Appreciation
      Description

      An introduction for the student of the theatre experience, this course delves into analysis of both the script and the actual performance. Students will also examine current trends in theatre on broadway, off-broadway, and in regional companies. The student will be expected to attend and write about one theatre production.

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    • THEA-1111 Performance and Production
      Description

      An introductory study of practical aspects of theatre production.

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    • THEA-1112 Performance and Production
      Description

      An introductory study of practical aspects of theatre production.

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    • THEA-1291 Voice and Movement I
      Description

      THEA 1291: Voice and Movement I is an experiential study of fundamental voice and movement techniques for the actor.

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    • THEA-2050 Self-Staging: Oral Communication in Daily Life
      Description

      An introduction to the performative basis of oral communication and self-presentation.

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    • THEA-2100 Play Analysis
      Description

      The ability to effectively analyze theatrical texts is essential to scholars and practitioners alike. In this class, students will dissect a script into its basic components to better understand structure, style, theme, and other essential elements of theatre. Students will also survey representative historical genres, styles of theatrical texts, and methods of literary and dramatic criticism, as well as receive an introduction to theatre- specific research methods and resources. The course will emphasize academic analysis, but applications to theatrical production contexts will be encouraged.

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    • THEA-2111 Performance and Production
      Description

      An intermediate study of practical aspects of theatre production.

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    • THEA-2112 Performance and Production
      Description

      Intermediate study of practical aspects of theatre production.

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    • THEA-2214 Concepts in Theatre Design
      Description

      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.

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    • THEA-2290 Stagecraft
      Description

      This course will introduce students to the creative and technical process in the realization of theatrical scenic, costume and lighting designs. Students will learn the basics of hand and computer drafting, rendering, model making techniques and stage lighting standards.

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    • THEA-2291 Acting I
      Description

      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.

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    • THEA-2390 Stage Makeup
      Description

      This course introduces students to the theories and principles of stage corrective makeup. Students will be introduced to various stage makeup techniques through class projects and introduction to three dimensional stage makeup.

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    • THEA-3111 Performance and Production
      Description

      Advanced study of practical aspects of theatre production.

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    • THEA-3112 Performance and Production
      Description

      Advanced study of practical aspects of theatre production.

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    • THEA-3214 Scenography
      Description

      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. Prerequisites may be waived with permission of the instructor.

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    • THEA-3290 Costume Design
      Description

      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. Prerequisites may be waived with permission of the instructor.

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    • THEA-3291 Voice and Movement II
      Description

      THEA 3291: Voice and Movement II is a continuation of principles learned in 1291. This course emphasizes intermediate level experimental study of advanced voice and movement techniques for the actor.

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    • THEA-3357 Theatre History I
      Description

      Survey of the roots of theatre and drama from the Greek period to Ibsen.

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    • THEA-3392 Acting II
      Description

      This course continues the scene and/or monologue study explored in introduction to acting. In addition, this course focuses on the classics style of acting by exploring the Greeks, Shakespeare, and the Restoration.

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    • THEA-3394 Directing
      Description

      An introduction to the major approaches, techniques, processes, and responsibilities associated with directing a play. Projects will include in-class directing. Prerequisites may be waived with permission of the instructor

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    • THEA-3415 Playwriting I: Devised Theatre
      Description

      Devised Theatre is an alternative approach to playwriting that emphasizes collaborative ensemble-based writing, community research and outreach, and social and political awareness. Utilizing improvisational techniques, community- oriented research skills and non-textual performance practices, students will explore and write plays based on their communities, interests and concerns. Prerequisites may be waived with the permission of the instructor.

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    • THEA-4111 Production and Performance Capstone
      Description

      A capstone course designed to build on all experiential work in the students' college career. Topics will vary with instructors.

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    • THEA-4412 Acting III
      Description

      For the graduating actor, this course explores audition technique 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. Prerequisites may be waived with permission of the instructor.

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    • THEA-4415 Playwriting II
      Description

      A continuation of THEA 3415, concentrating on the theory and mechanics of traditional playwriting as well as the processes and skills of playwriting as a profession. Students will experience the writing, development and rehearsed reading of performance works.

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    • THEA-4457 Theatre History II
      Description

      Study of selected plays, conventions and movements in drama from Ibsen to present.

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    • THEA-4485 Special Topics in Theatre
      Description

      Course offered on a one-time or experimental basis to examine selected issues related to the Theatre Arts and performance.

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    • THEA-4486 Internship
      Description

      Permission of instructor required. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credit hours. Opportunity for selected students to intern at theatre, film, commercial and entertainment companies.

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