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Theatre (THEA) 2014-2015

(Also see Communication)

THEA 1100 Introduction to Theatre (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course is designed to help students bring critical thinking skills into their experience as theatre goers.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100        Lab fee: $2.00

THEA 1180 Theatre Practicum (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This is a supervised practical experience in acting in a theatre production.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisites: THEA 1100 and permission of instructor
Lab fee: $2.00

THEA 2205 Technical Production Practicum (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course offers a supervised practical experience in the technical area(s) of a theatre production.
Lab: 4 hours
Prerequisite: THEA 1100 or permission of instructor
Lab fee: $2.00

THEA 2210 Technical Production: Stage Lighting (On Demand)

2 credits
This course presents and introduction to the basic principles and functions of stage lighting.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab 3 hours
Prerequisite: THEA 1100        Lab fee: $2.00

THEA 2215 Fundamentals of Script Analysis (On Demand)

3 credits
THEA 2215 offers an intensive study of the play script as a basis for production. Students will learn techniques for assessing a script from the diverse perspectives of designers, directors, and performers.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: THEA 2280        Lab fee: $3.00

THEA 2230 Introduction to Dramatic Literature (A, SP)

3 credits
In this course, students will study selected masterpieces of Western drama and discuss their social, political and cultural influences.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100        Lab fee: $2.00

THEA 2231 Literature for Theatre I (A)

3 credits
This course presents a survey of representative world drama and theatre from the classical Greek period through the 18th century with a focus on plays as potential theatre.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: THEA 1100        Lab fee: $2.00

THEA 2232 Literature for Theatre II (SP)

3 credits
This course offers a survey of representative world drama and theatre from the 19th century to the present with a focus on plays as potential theatre.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: THEA 1100        Lab fee: $2.00

THEA 2280 Fundamentals of Acting (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course covers the basic principles of stage acting. Areas of emphasis include stage movement, vocal delivery, body language, concentration techniques, and basic script analysis and scoring.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 4 hours        Lab fee: $2.00

THEA 2281 Advanced Acting: Styles of Performance (A, SP)

3 credits
This is a second-level acting course. It is focused on the stylistic demands of acting in various genres and historical styles, including Shakespeare.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 4 hours
Prerequisites: THEA 2280        Lab fee: $2.00

THEA 2283 Writing Plays (A, SP)

3 credits
This course introduces the art and craft of writing plays. Emphasis is on the student’s own work.
Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1100     Lab fee: $2.00

THEA 2293 Independent Study: Theatre (On Demand)

1-3 credits
Course offers opportunity for independent study in individual topics and projects in theatre designed to meet specific needs.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisite: THEA 1100, and permission of instructor
Lab fee: $2.00