THEATRE ARTS (THAR)

1191 Theatre Practicum

This course provides students with laboratory experience in acting, stage management, and the design, construction, and handling of scenery, lighting, sound, properties, costumes, and publicity. Fee. (Fall, Spring)

1320 Acting in Everyday Life

This course introduces the art of acting in order to develop an appreciation of the art and an understanding of how various acting techniques may be used to heighten one's awareness and as a tool for self-realization. Fee. Satisfies Core Fine Arts requirement. (Fall, Spring)

1321 Beginning Acting

This course introduces the art of acting for the student wishing to major in Theatre Arts. The course focuses on the basic principles and techniques of realistic acting, based upon the methods of Constantine Stanislavsky. Fee. Satisfies Core Fine Arts requirement for Theatre Majors. (Fall)

1322 Intermediate Acting

This course is a continuation of the Study of the art and technique of acting, with the major focus on the process of characterization and scene study. Fee. Prerequisite: THAR 1321. (Fall)

1380 Introduction to Theatre

This course is an introduction to the process of theatrical production, as well as the academic study of theatre, its history, art, and craft. It is designed for the THAR major. Fee. Satisfies Core Fine Arts requirement. (Fall)

1381 Theatre Appreciation

This course is a survey of the process of taking a play from the page to the stage. The focus includes the study of representative theatrical periods, plays, and production techniques. It is designed for the non-theatre major. Satisfies Core Fine Arts requirement. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective. (various)

2192/2193 Theatre Practicum

This course provides students with a laboratory experience in acting, stage management, and the design, construction, and handling of scenery, lighting, sound, properties, costumes, and publicity. THAR 2193 may be repeated for credit. Fee. (Fall, Spring)

2242 Basic Stage Make-up

This course studies the principles of the art, technique, and design of stage makeup. Fee. (Various)

2324 Stage Movement

This course studies and actively explores stage movement (including open-handed stage combat and character mask work) in order to develop the performer's physical self-awareness and the basic movement tools used to embody dramatic characters. Fee. (various)

2325 Theatre Voice and Speech Studies

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of correct voice production and clear speech as it applies to acting for the stage, presentation of portfolio, and audition. (various)

2330 Performance for Animators

This course increases the student's awareness and understanding of how characters are created, how physical composition, movement, and other aspects of non-verbal communication may shape and convey emotion, and how vocal quality may be used and heightened to characterize for the purpose of entertainment or advertising relevant to digital media or illustration. This course may not be repeated for credit. Fee.

2350 Survey of Musical Theater in the U.S.

Survey of Musical Theater in the U.S.A. will expose the student to the most popular of the many forms of music on the stage. These works will include revues, operettas, operas, and Broadway musicals. In this course the student will develop the ability to differentiate among the many styles, time periods, and form a time line for the individual style formation and maturation of each particular genre. Visual and aural learning will take place.

2360 Introduction to Technical Production

This course studies the basic terminology and procedures of scenery and costume construction, lighting, properties and backstage organization. It includes a laboratory experience in these production aspects. Fee. (Spring)

2361 Introduction to Theatre Design

This course introduces students to the application of scenic, costume, and lighting principles and formats. Skills include drawing, painting, and model making techniques for the expression of theatrical design. Fee. Satisfies Core Fine Arts Requirement. (Spring)

2380 Play Analysis

This course examines text analysis for the actor, director, and designer, using an overview of texts from the Greeks to contemporary dramatic literature, including study of the text in its original time period for contemporary production. (various)

3194/3195 Advanced Theatre Practicum

This course provides students with an advanced laboratory experience in acting, directing, stage management; and the design, construction, and handling of scenery, lighting, sound, properties, and costumes. Prerequisites: THAR 2193 and permission of the instructor required. Fee. (Fall, Spring)

3304 Children's Theatre

This course examines the theory and practice of play production for the child audience, with laboratory application. Prerequisite: THAR 1322, or permission of the instructor. Fee. (various)

3323 Acting in Verse

This course presents special problems in acting related to verse texts, e.g. Greek, Shakespeare, and Moliere. Fee. Prerequisite: THAR 1322 or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit. Fee. (various)

3324 Selected Topics in Performance

This course is a continuation of the study of the art and technique of acting, with the major focus on the various genres and styles, i.e. Realism, Restoration, Greek or Postmodern. The course expands on the student's knowledge of concentration, observation, setting objectives, planning tactics, and overcoming obstacles. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: THAR 1322 or permission of the instructor. Fee. (Various.)

3326 Advanced Acting

This course is designed for Theatre Arts majors as a continuation of the study of the art and technique of acting, with a major focus on advanced scene study. Prerequisites: THAR 1322, and completion of 65 semester credit hours or permission of the instructor. Fee. (various)

3341 Costume Design

This course is a study and application of the costume design process from research methods to painted sketches. Instructor's permission required. Fee. (various)

3344 Costume Construction

This course is a study and application of sewing techniques, flat patterning, and draping skills for the stage. Fee. (Fall)

3362 Scene Design

This course examines the coordination of the visual scenic elements that comprise a theatrical production, and an introduction to theatre graphics. It includes laboratory experiences in Scenic Design. Prerequisite: THAR 1380 and 2361 or permission of the instructor. Fee. Cross list with ARTS 3312 (various)

3363 Light Design

This course explores how form is revealed by light. The student will learn how the controllable aspects of light can change our perception of form, as well as affect mood and sense on time and place. Research in this course will be directed toward this end, and will involve attending theatrical productions, studying the works of artists and photographers, and watching the sky. Prerequisites: THAR 2360 and THAR 2361, or permission of instructor. Fee. (various)

3381 The Development of Drama and Theatre I

This course is a study of the development of Western theatre from ancient times through the 18th century. It includes the reading of representative plays. This is the writing intensive course for the major. (Fall, even numbered years)

3382 The Development of Drama and Theatre II

This course studies the development of western theatre since 1800 and includes the reading of representative plays. (Spring, odd number years)

4196 Advanced Theatre Practicum

This course provides students with a laboratory experience in stage management, directing, and the design, construction, and handling of scenery, lighting, sound, properties, costumes, publicity, and box office. Fee. Prerequisites: THAR 3195 and permission of the instructor required (Fall, Spring)

4301 Creativity in the Arts

This course presents an overview of the theoretical and practical aspects of creativity applied to the integration of the arts (i.e. music, dance, visual art, theatre, and literature) in the elementary school classroom in order to develop children's imagination and expressive capacity. Fee. Prerequisites: completion of at least 75 semester hours or permission of the instructor (Spring, various)

4303 Creative Dramatics

This course is an exploration of process oriented, non-exhibitional theatre activities theatre games with emphasis on movement, pantomime, improvisation, and story dramatization to enhance the creative development of the individual. Fee. Prerequisites: completion of at least 75 semester hours or permission of the instructor (various)

4331 Fundamentals of Directing

This course is an introduction to the role of the Director in the production of plays for the stage, structural and critical thinking, casting, and rehearsing a play, and includes preparation of scenes for laboratory presentation. Prerequisites: THAR 1322 and 2361 or permission of the instructor (Spring)

4342 Costume History

This course is a chronological study of western dress and its relationship to society and culture from ancient Egyptian to contemporary times. It includes a study of movement for the actor in period dress. (various)

4370 Internship in Theatre Arts

(Various)

4383 Dramatic Theory and Criticism

What is Theory and why is it important? How is theory useful to theatre and performance scholars? This course will study major trends in dramatic theory and criticism from the Greeks to contemporary critical theory across the disciplines. The course will provide a foundation in general areas of theory. Prerequisites: completion of at least 65 semester hours or permission of the instructor (various)

4385 Shakespeare

May be cross-listed with ENGL 4340. Major authors when Shakespeare is the author.

4387 American Theatre

American Theatre is a survey of indigenous theatre and its place in the development of our diverse national heritage. Prerequisites: completion of at least 75 semester hours or permission of the instructor (Spring, various)

4393 Reading and Research in Theatre Arts

This course involves intensive research and writing in a selected area conducted under the supervision of the faculty. Departmental approval required. (Fall, various)

4333 Senior Studio

This course serves as a capstone experience for Theatre Arts majors. The course provides an opportunity for students to integrate previous knowledge as well as to pursue their individual theatre-related goals. Prerequisites: THAR 4331, and completion of 90 semester credit hours or permission of the instructor. Fee. (Fall)

4399 Special Topics

This course may be repeatable for credit using a variety of topics such as playwriting, dramaturgy, and stage management. (Various)

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