Theatre (TH)

TH-126 Script Analysis

LASC Categories: CA, TLC, DAC

Script analysis for theatre artists. How to take a script from initial reading to production.

3 Credits

TH-145 Acting I

LASC Categories: CA

Introductory acting theory and practice. Students present brief monologues and scenes in class.

Fall and Spring and every year. 3 Credits

TH-191 Introduction to the Theatre

LASC Categories: CA

An overview of live performance, with the emphasis on audience appreciation. Performance arts and crafts are examined.

Fall and Spring and every year. 3 Credits

TH-193 Special Topics in Theater:First-Year Students

LASC Categories: FYS

Introductory level course covering topics of special interest to first-year students. Offered only as a First-Year Seminar.

Every year. 3 Credits

TH-236 History of Theatre I

LASC Categories: CA, TLC

Survey of world theatre from Golden Age of Athens to Restoration England including brief overview of Asian theatre.

Fall and Spring and every 2-3 years. 3 Credits

TH-237 History of Theatre II

LASC Categories: TLC, GP, DAC

Survey of western theatre from Eighteenth to Twentieth Century, with reference to roots and development in other world cultures.

Fall and Spring and every 2-3 years. 3 Credits

TH-246 Voice and Movement

Prerequisites: TH-191 and TH-245

Training to strengthen the natural voice, develop diction, learn period movement and develop spatial awareness on and off stage.

Every year. 3 Credits

TH-270 History of American Entertainment I

LASC Categories: CA, USW

An historical survey of American popular entertainments from the Colonial period through the end of the nineteenth century.

Every year. 3 Credits

TH-271 History of American Entertainment II

LASC Categories: CA, USW

An historical survey of American popular entertainments from the rise of film and radio through the great American musicals.

Every year. 3 Credits

TH-272 History of Costume

LASC Categories: CA

The history of clothing from ancient times to the present. Lecture/discussion and a research project on a chosen era or culture.

Every 2-3 years. 3 Credits

TH-275 Introduction to Stagecraft and Design

LASC Categories: CA

Basic theories of scenic, costume, and design with practicum.

Other or on demand. 3 Credits

TH-290 Theatre for Young Audiences

LASC Categories: ICW, CA, DAC

Organization of children's theatre, script selesction, visual design, rehearsal and performance. Investigation of creative drama as a teaching tool in elementary education.

Spring only and other or on demand. 3 Credits

TH-292 Creative Dramatics

LASC Categories: CA, ICW

Principles and techniques of leading improvised dramatic activities with children and adults. Involves sensory awareness, imagination, movement and story dramatizations.

Every year. 3 Credits

TH-321 Rehearsal and Performance

LASC Categories: CA

Public performance of full-length stage productions under faculty direction. Students assume performance and/or production "roles" as described in departmental manual.

Spring only and every year. 3 Credits

TH-345 Acting II

Prerequisites: TH-191 TH-245

Further development of acting skills with emphasis on stage-acting technique.

Every year. 3 Credits

TH-348 Stage Combat

LASC Categories: CA, ICW

Prerequisites: TH-191

Training in armed and unarmed combat for the stage. emphasis will be placed on safety in the choreography of stage fighting.

Every year. 3 Credits

TH-355 Theatre Practicum

Practical work on Theatre production in various areas including acting, design, stage management, construction, etc.

Fall and Spring and every year. 1 Credit

TH-360 Scenic Design for Theatre

LASC Categories: CA

Scenic Design for Theatre will include research, drafting, drawing and rendering, model building and presentation of scenic designs for assigned plays.

Every year. 3 Credits

TH-370 Costume Design for Theatre

LASC Categories: CA

Conceptualization, collaboration, research, figure drawing and rendering, swatching, and presentation of costume designs for assigned plays.

Every year. 3 Credits

TH-380 Directing

Prerequisites: TH-245 and TH-191

Script selection, casting, scene analysis, blocking, rehearsal techniques and other concerns of the theatrical director. Students direct a short scene and short plays.

Every 2-3 years. 3 Credits

TH-390 Lighting Design for Theatre

LASC Categories: CA

Study and exercises in conceptualization, collaboration, design presentation, qualities and functions of light, drafting the light plot, and control of theatrical lighting.

Every year. 3 Credits

TH-399 Special Topics in Theatre

Will include study of topics on an as needed basis, (i.e. in conjunction with a production, or a course for advanced students who wish to pursue further study).

Other or on demand and other or on demand. 3 Credits

TH-408 Directed Study: Theatre

Directed study offers students, who because of unusual circumstances may be unable to register for a course when offered, the opportunity to complete an existing course with an established syllabus under the direction and with agreement from a faculty member.

3 Credits