THEA 110. Theatre Appreciation (3; AR)
Three hours per week. Satisfies a fine art elective for any and all majors. Provides an overview of all aspects of theatre and theatre production: acting, directing, playwriting, theatre history and technical theatre. Designed for the student wishing to know more about the world of theatre.

THEA 111. Theatre Production Practicum (3; F, S)
Three hours per week.  Must be a major within the College of Fine Arts.  Broad based survey course of various theatre arts production practices. Topics may include, the production process, business and organizational guidelines, as well as applied techniques in lighting, stagecraft, and working backstage, including make up for the stage. Does not fulfill Theatre BA requirement

THEA 113. Acting I (3; F, S)
Training in the basic skills of the actor’s craft.  Monologues, scenes and exercises are used to examine the techniques an actor uses to establish a character.  Exploration of skills found in the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual aspects of the human condition.  Exercises include objective, beat work and beginning text analysis, sense memory, and personalization.

THEA 206. Make-Up for the Theatre (3; F Even)
Three hours per week. Permission of instructor required. An introduction to design principles with practical experience in makeup mixing, design, and application.

THEA 215. Stagecraft (3; S)
An introduction to stagecraft and design, including the tools, materials, equipment, computer software and techniques used for the design and construction of scenery and properties for the stage. Will include backstage training and etiquette. Requires concurrent enrollment in THEA 216 Stagecraft Lab.

THEA 216. Stagecraft Lab (1; S)
Applied skills in production.  Students assist with set construction, lighting, painting for productions during a term. No previous experience is required. Lab meets three hours per week. Open to all students. Maybe repeated for credit. Students enrolled in THEA 215 must enroll in THEA 216.

 

THEA 220. Costume Construction (3; AR)
Three hours per week. An introductory course in sewing for the theatre through lecture and practical application from lab hours, including building actual costumes for performances. Students enrolled in this class will run wardrobe for productions.

THEA 260. Voice & Diction (3; S)
Three hours per week. Study of standard American speech with emphasis on the actor’s voice and diction. Emphasis on resonance, breath control, vocal relaxation and posture using a variety of contemporary approaches to vocal training. Satisfies speech intensive component of the University requirements.

 

THEA 301. Rehearsal & Production (1; every semester)
Varied Hours. Credit for practical experience in theatrical productions. Class meets formally one hour per week and requires extensive work outside of class meeting time. Required enrollment each semester for all theatre majors. May be repeated for credit. Enrollment is not limited to theatre majors.

 

THEA 312. Acting II: Auditioning (3; F)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: THEA 113 or permission of the instructor. May be repeated  for credit. Principles and techniques in various forms of auditioning: cattle call, cold readings, and call backs. Course may include aspects of self promotion for the actor.

 

THEA 314. Stage Lighting (3: F)
Three hours per week. Illustrated lectures covering the elementary theory of light and electricity with emphasis on aesthetic effects on stage and planning light plots. Practical work in design, repair, and operation.

 

THEA 320. Stage Management (3; F)
Three hours per week. Basic principles of stage management, production management and front of house training.

 

THEA 325. Scene Painting (3; AR)
Three hours per week. An understanding of scenic painting for the theatre. Review of scenery construction, materials and tools used by scenic artists, and practical application of all techniques and procedures.

 

THEA 330. Playscript Fundamentals (3; S)
Three hours per week. A general overview of theatrical genres with emphasis on the techniques necessary to breakdown and analyze a play for performance, design, and directing purposes. Satisfies University requirements for a writing-intensive course in the major.

 

THEA 361. Voice & Movement (3; F Odd)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: THEA 260. This course is a practical workshop in the use of body/voice as an instrument for theatrical creativity and interpretation. A continuation of THEA 260 Voice & Diction, it is designed to reinforce the vocal and physical tools already required by the student actor and to guide the integration of these techniques into the reactive dramatic situation in order to find the organic reality of a character.

 

THEA 376. Special Topics in Technical Theatre (var. 1-6; S Odd)
Three hours per week. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. Particular topics and subjects in the study of technical theatre.

THEA 390SI Theatrical Design (3; S Even)
Prerequisite: ART XXX 2D. Overview of design for theatre including research and drawing techniques, collaboration, script analysis and design development. Satisfies University requirements for a speech-intensive course in the major.

 

THEA 400. Trunk Show (3; AR)
Three Hours Per Week. Lab required. By audition only. Rehearsal, preparation and performance of a play for young audiences and touring of the play with performances at surrounding area elementary schools. 25 hours of community service will be granted for this course.

 

THEA 401 Adv. R & P (1-6; F, S)
Permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit. Credit for practical experience in theatrical productions. Class meets formally one hour per week and requires extensive work outside of class meeting time. Students hold supervisory positions on productions.

 

THEA 405. Acting for Media (3; S Odd)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: THEA 312 or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit.  Principles, terminology, and techniques for acting for digital media. Content may include acting techniques for commercials, soap operas, industrial films, sitcoms and episodic.

 

THEA 410WI Theatre History  (3; F Even)
Three hours per week. The study of the development of theatre from its origins up to modern day with emphasis on dramatic theory, playwriting styles, theatrical production styles, physical theatres and the impact of theatre on society. Satisfies University requirements for a writing-intensive course in the major.

THEA 414. Advanced Lighting (3; AR)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: THEA 314. May be repeated for credit. Continuation of THEA 314 with emphasis on more advanced conceptualization with extensive practical applications.

 

THEA 415. Advanced Stagecraft (3; AR)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit. Continuation of THEA 315 with extensive production participation. Students hold supervisory positions on productions.

 

THEA 476. Special Topics in Acting (var. 1-6; S Even)
Three hours per week. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. Particular topics and subjects in the study of acting.

 

THEA 490. Theatre Internship/Study Abroad (var. 1-12)
Minimum average of 12 hours per week with an appropriate theatrical organization. May be repeated for maximum of twelve credits. The program will provide the student with an opportunity to participate in a theatrical organization and to learn the operation and management of a theatre. Students requesting internships for more than 3 hours credit must present proposal to full Theatre Arts faculty for approval.