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Course Descriptions

Theatre (THTR)

101:
Humanities of Theatre. (3-3-0)
A survey of the components, the basic elements, and the participating artists in the live theatrical experience to enhance the viewer’s appreciation.
107, 108, 109, 110:
Theatre Lab Production. (1-0-3)
These courses are designed to give practical experience in all areas of the art form to students interested in theatre production. Instruction is through the master/apprentice method. Students receive a grade of P or F. No letter grade or quality points are awarded. For Associate of Arts in Theatre candidates, enrollment is required in one of the courses for each semester of study, except the summer semester (minimum of four courses totaling 4 hrs.)
112:
Stagecraft. (3-3-0)
A course designed to present the basic information needed to construct, paint, and
shift scenery for the stage.
113:
Stage Lighting I. (3-3-0)
Practical and theoretical experience in stage lighting and equipment and their uses in both the professional and non-professional stage.
114:
Scene Design I. (3-3-0)
A study of line, texture, mass composition, and color; how these elements relate to the design of scenery for the theatre by the building of models and by color rendering.
116:
Stage Management. (3-3-0)
A study of the responsibilities, organization, and methods used in the operations of the stage manager in theatre.
120:
Makeup for Stage. (3-3-0)
A study and application of research, design, and techniques employed in creating
makeup for the stage.
131:
Elements of Theatre. (3-3-0)
A study of play analysis, concept creation, and application in the performing and
technical areas of theatre for theatre artists.
153:
Acting I. (3-3-0)
The study and application of basic acting theories and principles for the beginning actor.
154:
Acting II. (3-3-0)
An advanced study of the application of acting theories and principles with an emphasis on stage and film techniques.
156:
Voice for the Stage. (3-3-0)
Principles of vocal production applied to development of characterization for the stage.
157:
Stage Movement I. (3-3-0)
A performance class that introduces traditional techniques of movement styles for the stage (including dance).
211:
Theatre Arts Apprenticeship. (3-3-0)
This course provides curriculum credit for practical work experience secured either through an approved apprenticeship or professional work.
212:
Advanced Stagecraft. (3-3-0)
An advanced study and application of the skills required to construct, paint, and shift scenery for the stage.
213:
Stage Lighting II. (3-3-0)
An extension of Stage Lighting I, with an emphasis in design and utilizing computer technology.
214:
Scene Design II. (3-3-0)
An extension of Scene Design I, with an emphasis in utilizing computer technology.
215:
Scene Painting. (3-3-0)
A study and application of the techniques necessary for creating stage textures and scene illusions.
216:
Technical Direction/Stage Technology. (3-3-0)
A study and application of the principles involved in coordinating and supervising the execution of all technical theatre activities.
220:
Costuming I. (3-3-0)
A study and application of the research, design, and construction techniques employed in the creation of costumes for the stage.
221:
Costuming II. (3-3-0)
A continued study and application of the research, design, and construction techniques employed in the creation of costumes for the stage.
232:
Theatre Management. (3-3-0)
A study of the application of the management principles required to administer successfully the operations of a theatre arts organization, including planning, funding, budgeting, promotions, business operations, and management.
255:
Directing I. (3-3-0)
The director’s introduction to play production: staging, actor coaching, scenery, lighting, backstage organization, makeup, costuming.
256:
Directing II. (3-3-0)
The director’s continued study of play production: staging, actor coaching, scenery, lighting, backstage organization, make-up, costuming; introducing historical directing styles, significant directors, and alternative spaces.
257:
Stage Movement II. (3-3-0)
Continued study in the techniques of movement and dance for the stage.
260:
Special Projects. (3-3-0)
An instructor supervised course that allows an advanced student to explore specific styles, designs, techniques and production practices in a chosen area of theatre.
261:
Special Projects. (3-3-0)
An instructor supervised course that allows an advanced student to explore specific styles, designs, techniques, and production practices in a chosen area of theatre.
262:
Special Projects. (3-3-0)
An instructor supervised course that allows an advanced student to explore specific styles, designs, techniques, and production practices in a chosen area of theatre.
263:
Special Projects. (3-3-0)
An instructor supervised course that allows an advanced student to explore specific styles, designs, techniques, and production practices in a chosen area of theatre.

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