Theatre Courses

THE 107 - Practicum (.5 hours)
Variety of theatre assignments and performance responsibility working on productions.

THE 108 - Practicum (.5 hours)
Variety of theatre assignments and performance responsibility working on productions.

THE 115 - Fundamentals of Acting (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
An introduction to the theories, principles, and practices of acting for the stage.

THE 121 - The Creative Process of Theatre (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
An introduction to the theory and practice of theatrical collaboration with an emphasis on the creative process, theatre vocabulary, aesthetics, modes of expression, and script analysis.

THE 125 - Stagecraft (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
An introduction to the principles and practices of scenic construction, safety, painting, and lighting. Explores types and utilization of scenery for theatre. Practical application through projects and work in the University Theatre.

THE 131 - Introduction to Theatre (3 hours)
Gen. Ed. FA
Encouraging audience appreciation of the theatre through attending area theatre activities, discussions, and supplementary readings.

THE 141 - Film Appreciation (3 hours)
Gen. Ed. FA
Encouraging audience appreciation of film art by surveying film history, genres, and technique through lecture, discussion, supplemental reading, and the viewing of domestic and foreign films.

THE 201 - Voice for the Actor (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Theories, principles, and practices of vocal production for the stage. Prerequisites: THE 115, THE 121, THE 131, and acceptance in the Performance Concentration or consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 203 - Movement for the Actor (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Theories, principles, and practices of physicalization and movement for the stage. Prerequisites: THE 115, THE 121, THE 131, and acceptance in the Performance Concentration or consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 207 - Practicum (0 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Continuation of THE 107, THE 108. Prerequisite: THE 107 or THE 108 or consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 208 - Practicum (0 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Continuation of THE 107, THE 108. Prerequisite: THE 107 or THE 108 or consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 215 - Intermediate Acting (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Continuation of THE 115 focusing on the performance of American realism through script analysis and scene study. Prerequisites: THE 115, THE 121, THE 131, and acceptance in the Performance Concentration or consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 216 - Acting: Physical Styles (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Exploration of physical approaches to the creation of theatre. Prerequisite: THE 115.

THE 223 - Theatrical Producing (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
The work of the theatrical producer and business manager in the area of arts management with an emphasis on theatrical organization; production management; audience development; budgeting; advertising and publicity; sales and box office procedures; and front-of-house operations. Prerequisites: THE 121, THE 131, or consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 225 - Advanced Stagecraft (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
A continuation of THE 125. Advanced principles and practices of scenic construction, safety, painting, and technical direction. Practical application through projects and work in the University Theatre. Prerequisites: THE 226 and acceptance into the Production Concentration or consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 226 - Fundamentals of Design (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Principles, practices, and concepts of scenic, lighting, costume, and sound design, as well as theatre graphics skills. Prerequisites: THE 121, THE 125, THE 131, or acceptance into the Production Concentration or consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 227 - Make-Up for the Stage (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Instruction and practical experience with make-up for the stage: types, application methods, and design techniques.

THE 229 - Cadd for Theatre (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Instruction and practical experience with computer aided drafting and design (CADD) for use in theatre production: software, hardware, application methods, and rendering techniques. Prerequisites: THE 226 and acceptance into the Production Concentration or consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 230 - Costume Construction (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
An introduction to the principles and practices of costume construction, including safety, cutting, stitching, and draping. Explores types and utilization of costuming for theatre. Practical application through projects and work in the University Theatre.

THE 303 - Stage Combat (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
A performance course focused on the concepts and techniques utilized in the advanced stage movement skill of stage combat with emphasis on hand-to-hand and Elizabethan rapier styles. Prerequisite: THE 115 or consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 307 - Practicum (0 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Continuation of THE 207, THE 208. Prerequisite: THE 207 or THE 208 or consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 308 - Practicum (0 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Continuation of THE 207, THE 208. Prerequisite: THE 207 or THE 208 or consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 310 - Junior Seminar (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
A preparatory course exploring opportunities for graduate school, internships, and employment in the performing arts. Prerequisites: THE 115, THE 121, THE 131, THE 226, or consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 315 - Advanced Acting (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Continuation of THE 215. Further development of the acting process focusing on various theatrical genres. Prerequisites: THE 201 or THE 203; THE 215; and acceptance into the Performance Concentration or consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 316 - Fundamentals of Directing (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Fundamentals of directing the play: selection, casting, conducting rehearsals, and blocking action. Prerequisites: THE 115, THE 121, THE 131, or consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 317 - Practice in Directing (1-3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Practical application of directing concepts and skills: planning, rehearsal, and performance for laboratory theatre production. May be repeated for up to 15 hours. Prerequisite: THE 316 and consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 326 - Stage Lighting (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Instruction and experience with stage lighting techniques and design concepts. Basic electricity, instrument optics, color application, and stage lighting theory provide background for creative design and lighting control. Prerequisites: THE 226 and acceptance into the Production Concentration or consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 327 - Sound Design (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Instruction and experience with sound design and reinforcement techniques. Basic sound technology, editing, microphone, speaker, and amplification techniques taught through lecture and demonstration. Prerequisite: THE 226 or consent of department chair.

THE 328 - Special Materials for Scene and Costume Design (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
New products and different uses of old or existing materials for stage settings, properties, costumes, and make-up. Prerequisites: THE 225, THE 230 or consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 329 - Scenic Design (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Principles and practices of scenic design used to develop particular styles, skills, and techniques in designing a variety of dramatic settings. Prerequisites: THE 226 and acceptance into the Production Concentration or consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 330 - Costume Design (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Principles and practices of costume design used to develop particular styles, skills, and techniques in designing for a variety of dramatic texts. Prerequisites: THE 226 and acceptance into the Production Concentration or consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 335 - Theatre for Children and Creative Dramatics (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Theatre produced for the young audience or by children: appropriate literature, production techniques, and techniques of creative dramatics.

THE 336 - History of Theatre & Drama I (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
The origins of theatrical and dramatic impulses in ancient cultures as well as the history of theatre and drama in the classical and medieval periods. Prerequisite: THE 121 and THE 131 or consent of instructor and department chair..

THE 337 - History of Theatre and Drama II (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Theatre history and drama in the Renaissance, Restoration, Neoclassical, and Romantic periods (late 16th, 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries). Prerequisite: THE 336 or consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 338 - History of Theatre & Drama III (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Modern and contemporary theatre and drama beginning with realism and naturalism in the late 19th century up to the present day. Prerequisite: THE 337 or consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 407 - Practicum (0 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Continuation of THE 307, THE 308. Prerequisite: THE 307 or THE 308 or consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 408 - Practicum (0 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Continuation of THE 307, THE 308. Prerequisite: THE 307 or THE 308 or consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 410 - Senior Seminar (1-3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Special research or performance projects initiated by seniors to demonstrate integrated learning and theatre expertise. Problems and methods in various areas of theatre study. Prerequisite: consent of Department Chair.

THE 415 - Acting: Period Styles (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Continuation of THE 315. Further development of the acting process focusing on Shakespeare and period styles. Prerequisites: THE 201, THE 203, THE 315, THE 336, and acceptance into the Performance Concentration or consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 423 - Theatrical Management (1-3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Practical application of business concepts and skills related to theatrical management: leadership and management; audience development; budgeting; advertising and publicity; sales and box office procedures; and house management. May be repeated up to 15 hours. Prerequisites: THE 223 and consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 439 - Global Encounters in Theatre (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Exploration of historical and contemporary non-Western theatre traditions and dramatic literature. Prerequisite: THE 336, or consent of instructor and department chair.

THE 494 - Theatre Arts Expedition (1-3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Students travel to observe and/or to engage in creative production making use of the resources of the particular location. Advanced study and/or experiences in theatre settings. May be repeated up to 9 hours. Topics, destinations, and prerequisites stated in current Schedule of Classes.

THE 498 - Explorations in Theatre Arts (1-3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Advanced work in performance and production. May be repeated up to a maximum of 15 semester hours. Topics listed in current Schedule of Classes. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.