Academic Introduction to the Major (AIM)
Gateway Courses by Major/Minor
- Art History
- Asian Studies
- Biology, Zoology, Neuroscience and Integrated Biological Science
- Canadian Studies
- Classical Civilization
- Computer Science
- Environmental Sciences
- European Studies
- Film and Television Studies
- German and Russian
Gateway/Entry-Point Courses into Theatre Major/Minor
Several courses serve as a good introduction to the field of theatre:
THE 010 Acting I: Introduction to Acting
The fundamentals of acting are learned through exercises and through the performing of scenes and monologues. Students study and practice exercises that explore and promote relaxation, observation, concentration, creative imagination, self-awareness, physical and vocal expression, the basics of script analysis, and the acting process. Through the study of techniques originating in the work of Stanislavski, Meisner, Adler, Spolin and Hagen, among others, students begin to develop acting skills. The course is an experiential, practical approach to the study of acting. Offered fall and spring. 3 credits.
THE 020 Fundamentals of Lighting
This course is designed to meet the needs of theatre majors and those who simply have an interest in lighting for the stage. In addition, although it is principally a theatre course, it touches on lighting for film and television if only as a basis for comparison. It is recommended that THE 030 and THE 020 not be taken concurrently. Offered fall and spring. 4 credits.
THE 030 Fundamentals of Scenery
A hands-on introduction to the theory and practical application of the scenic elements involved in play production (drawing, building and painting techniques). It is recommended that THE 030 and THE 020 not be taken concurrently. Offered fall and spring. 4 credits; includes one 3-hour lab per week and lab fee of $70.00.