Courses Offered

1013 Survey of Theatre (3:3:0)
Fall, Spring
Study of fundamental theories and cultural function of the theatre in society, intended to aid the student in acquiring a discriminating appreciation of the theatre and to provide a basic background in dramatic arts.
1023 Introduction to Film (3:2:2)

A study of the fundamentals of film, including its history, the reflection and impact of film on society, and an understanding of the language of film. The intent of this course is to aid the student in acquiring a greater appreciation of the motion picture art form and provide a basic background in film.
1033 Acting I (3:1:3)
Fall
Study and practice in actor awareness and acting techniques. Understanding theories and methods for achieving skills in movement, observation, concentration, creation and action.
1113 Voice and Diction (3:3:0)
Spring
[Oral Communication Intensive] Training in understanding the physiology of the voice. An introduction to basic techniques and skills required to develop a program of individualized vocal development for the theatre.
1223 Makeup (2:1:2)
Fall
This course will teach the student the knowledge and skill for one and three dimensional illusion, focusing on aging, character, and period makeup.
1513 Stage Craft (3:1:5-6)
Fall
Introduction to physical theatre forms, standard stage equipment and methods of staging plays. Basic practices in set and costume construction.
1713 Script Analysis (3:3:0)
Fall
A textual study of scripts from historical and contemporary performance texts for analysis of plot, character, language, ideas, and staging.
2033 Acting II (3:1:3)
Spring
Develop skills in text analysis for the actor. Study techniques for advanced work with genres and styles. Prerequisite: THEA 1033
2044 Auditions (2:1:2)
Fall
This course will provide the graduating sophmore theatre students the necessary instruction and training in audition techniques preparatory to auditioning for four-year university theatre programs, conservatories, or professional theatre venues. Prerequisites: THEA 1033 and 2033
2440 Children’s Theatre (2:1:4)
Summer
This course will introduce students to creative drama, selection, preparation, and presentation of children’s plays. Recommended for those majoring in theatre and for prospective elementary school teachers.
2510 Scene Painting/Properties (2:1:3)
Spring
Instruction in scene painting techniques. Construction and alteration of stage properties. Course will include lab and practical application of skills.?
2540 Stage Lighting (2:2:0)

The study of stage lighting as it applies to both drama and dance, to include color, drafting, instrumentation, control boards, and electricity. Prerequisite:THEA 1513
2550 Stage Management (2:2:0)
Spring
Acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to be a competent stage manager. Included will be organization, delegation, scheduling, and personnel management.
2670 Costume History (3:3:0)
Spring
Historical survey of the evolution of costumes from the Egyptian period to the present, emphasizing costume reproduction for the stage. Will examine the effect of period costume on movement and manners.
2800 Theatre Practicum (1-2:0:2-8)
Fall, Spring
Practical theatre experience through production. Student training is gained through hands-on practice and performance of actual production. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Student must have a participatory assignment in a theatre performance activity. Course may be repeated for credit, not to exceed 8 hours.
2910 Private Instruction in Theatre Arts (1-3:1-3:2-8)
Fall, Spring
Practical theatre experience through production. Student training is gained through hands-on practice and performance of actual production. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Student must have a participatory assignment in a theatre performance activity. Course may be repeated for credit, not to exceed 8 hours.
2977 Cooperative Education (1-3:0:1-3)

This course provides supervised on-the-job training in theatre. The student meets with the instructor/coordinator periodically during the course to determine and evaluate learning objectives, hours to be worked, and credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
2988 Special Problems (1-3:0:1-3)

Individual work approved by instructor. Time and credit to be arranged.
2999 Workshop (1-3:1-3:0)

A course designed to provide the student for activities related to Theatre Arts, using seminars, workshops, visitations and lectures.



After the course title, is a designation such as (3:3:3). The first number is the number of credits, the second number is the hours spent in the lecture and the third number is the hours spent in lab.