A study of the process of theatrical production–from page to the stage–and its relevance as a form of cultural expression. Satisfies the CORE Fine Arts requirement. Designed for non-theatre majors.
Introduction to the fundamentals of correct voice production and clear speech, as it applies to acting for the stage, presentation of portfolio and auditions.
This course clarifies the basic terminology and procedures used in the technical aspects of theatre production; includes scenery and costume construction, lighting, properties and backstage organization. Laboratory experience is provided in these production aspects. Fee.
An introduction to and the application of scenic, costume and lighting formats. Skills include drawing, painting, and model making techniques for the expression of theatrical design.
Prerequisite: THAR 1380. Fee. Satisfies Core Fine Arts Requirement.
An advanced laboratory in acting, stage management, and the design, construction, and handling of scenery, lighting, sound, properties, costumes, publicity, box office, and make-up.
Prerequisite: THAR 2193 and permission of instructor. Fee.
An advanced laboratory in stage management, design, construction, and handling of scenery, lighting, sound, properties, costumes, and make-up.
Prerequisite: THAR 3194 and permission of instructor. Fee.
Special problems in acting related to verse texts, e.g., Greek, Shakespeare, Moliere.
Prerequisites: THAR 1322. May be repeated for credit.
This course is a continuation of the study of acting through various acting techniques associated with specific genres and styles (i.e., Restoration, Greek, Commedia.)
Prerequisite: THAR 1322 or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit. Fee.
This course is designed for Theatre Arts majors as a continuation of the study of the art and technique of acting, with major focus on advanced scene study.
Prerequisites: THAR 1322 and completion of 65 credit hours or permission of instructor. Fee.
Coordination of the visual scenic elements that comprise a theatrical production and an introduction to theatre graphics. Laboratory experiences in Scenic Design.
Prerequisites: THAR 1380, 2361 or permission of the instructor. Fee.
An investigation of how light reveals form and the application of basic principles and tools to control light effectively on stage. The course includes research, direct observation, and practical experience.
Prerequisite: THAR 2360. Fee.
This course provides advanced laboratory experience in stage management, design, construction, and the handling of scenery, lighting, sound, properties, costumes, publicity, box office, and make-up.
Prerequisite: THAR 3195 and permission of instructor. Fee.
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 imaginations and expressive creativity.
Prerequisites: Completion of 65 credit hours or permission of instructor. Fee.
This course explores process-oriented theatre activities and games (emphasizing movement, pantomime, improvisation, and story telling) to enhance the creative development of the individual. Fee.
This course introduces students to the role of the Director in the production of plays. It applies analytical and critical thinking to casting, staging, rehearsal techniques in student directed scenes.
Prerequisites: THAR 1322 and THAR 2360.
This capstone course in Theatre Arts offers students a chance to synthesize the knowledge of theatre, research and prepare for post-graduation professional and educational opportunities in theatre and to use their art to complete a service-learning project.
Prerequisites: THAR 4331, and completion of 90 semester credit hours or permission of the instructor. Fee.
A symposium course that may focus on a number of different topics, such as American theatre history, dramaturgy, playwriting, American musical theatre, and other selected topics. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.