Term: Spring 2018
Exercises to increase self-awareness and heighten perceptions of human behavior. Basics of script analysis and development of vocal and physical skills through practice and performance.
Primary course in the area of stage lighting design and execution. Includes Lab.
A hands-on introduction to the theory and practical application of the scenic elements involved in play production (drawing, building, and painting techniques). Includes Lab.
Primary course in area of costume design and construction. Includes Lab. Fall.
An exploration of plays and playwrights in contemporary theatre focusing on themes pertaining to race, sexuality, gender, and the physically challenged. Prerequisite: Minimum Sophomore standing. Cross-listed with: CRES 075.
See Schedule of Courses for specific topics.
Development of physical freedom and articulate physical expression through techniques promoting relaxation, flexibility, strength, creative spontaneity, and purposeful movement. Techniques applied to short movement performances. Fall. Prerequisite: THE 010 and Instructor permission.
Provides students with a sound foundation in the craft of musical theatre performance. Instruction guides students to connect vocally, emotionally, and physically to musical materials that reflect various historical periods and styles of musical theatre. Prerequisite: THE 010.
Lab course to study practical application of painting techniques used in theatre, trompe l'oeil. Develops skills introduced in THE 030. Alternating Falls with THE 230. Prerequisite: THE 030 or Instructor permission.
Elements, principles, and styles of design applied to the visual creation of a dramatic character. Prerequisites: THE 040, with THE 041 highly recommended. Spring only.
A study of the theatrical rituals of Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages leading to the reinvention of theatre in Renaissance Italy, England, and Spain. Spring. Prerequisite: THE 050
Theory and practice for stage managing in the non-commercial theatre. Prerequisites: THE 010 and Pre/co-requisites: THE 010 and one of: THE 020, THE 030, THE 040. Spring.
Students study models of dramatic structure and contemporary concepts of writing for the stage and apply principles to the creation of original works. Pre/co-requisites: THE 050, ENGS 053; Instructor permission.
Students actively involved in current department productions may earn credit for work on stage or backstage. Project proposals must be approved by department faculty and be of significant scope to qualify for credit. Prerequisite: Permission. Repeatable up to three hours.
Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
Topics include preparing for auditions, portfolio reviews, interviews, and research papers for entrance into graduate schools or professional theatre venues. Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing and by Instructor permission only.
Senior Theatre projects for students in areas of design. Prerequisites: Senior standing; THE 010, THE 020, THE 030, THE 040, THE 050, THE 150, THE 252; and THE 120, THE 130, or THE 140; and by Instructor permission only.
Senior Theatre projects for students in the areas of acting, directing, playwriting, and stage management. Prerequisites: Senior standing; THE 010, THE 020, THE 030, THE 040, THE 050, THE 150, THE 252; and by Instructor permission only. In addition: for Actors: THE 110; for Stage Managers: THE 160; for Playwrights: THE 170; for Directors, THE 250.
Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.