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)
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; S)
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;
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
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
THEA 260. Voice & Diction (3;
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
THEA 301. Rehearsal & Production (1;
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
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
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;
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; AF)
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; AS)
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;
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;
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; AR)
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; AS)
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; AF)
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;
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;
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.
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
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.