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TH 2203
Play Analysis

A course designed for the theatre major. Contains techniques and vocabulary essential for doing a production-based analysis for the student actor, designer or director.

TH 2273
Introduction to Theatre

Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 or equivalent.

A study of theatre as an art form with particular attention to scenic, dramatic, literary and historic elements.

Note: TH 2273 may be used to fulfill the fine arts general education requirement.

TH 2301
Introduction to Theatrical Dance

An introduction to the basic skills and discipline of stage movement and the steps and vocabulary of jazz, tap and ballet.

Note: This course counts as a PE activity credit in degree programs that are not intended for teacher licensure.

TH 2331
Advanced Theatrical Dance

Prerequisite: TH 2301

This course provides a continuation of the skills development for stage movement, and the steps, vocabulary, and discipline of ballet, tap, jazz, modern dance, and basic partnering.

Note: This course counts as a PE activity credit in degree programs that are not intended for teacher licensure.

TH 2511, 2521
Practicum in Set Construction and Lighting

Credit will be given for forty hours of participation in these elements of stagecraft.

TH 2513
Introduction to Theatrical Design and Production

An introduction to the field of technical theatre.

TH 2611, 2621
Practicum in Costume and Makeup

Credit will be given for forty hours of participation in these elements of stagecraft.

TH 2703
Acting Theories and Techniques

An introduction to standard acting techniques, including method acting.

TH 2711
Acting Practicum

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Credit will be given for a large part in a major production or for a small part preceded by a series of smaller parts in previous productions.

TH 2713
Intermediate Acting

Prerequisite: TH 2703 or equivalent

Emphasis on character development, character interaction, and scene work, with special attention to comedy.

TH 2721
Acting Practicum

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Credit will be given for a large part in a major production or for a small part preceded by a series of smaller parts in previous productions.

TH 3513
Stagecraft Techniques

An introductory course for both majors and non majors who want to learn the technical aspects of dramatic productions. A study of construction fundamentals and skills involved in scenic art. This course also introduces the student to the production process, theatre job descriptions, professional hierarchy, and technical specialist collaboration.

This course requires a weekly lab in addition to the class for supervised practice of class skills.

TH 3523
Principles of Theatrical Lighting

Prerequisite: TH 3513, or consent of instructor.

An introduction to lighting design, including the history of theatrical lighting, electrical theory and practice, lighting control systems, color theory and creative process. This course requires a weekly lab in addition to the class for supervised practice of class skills and familiarization with the production process.

TH 3703
Advanced Acting: Styles

Prerequisite: TH 2713 or equivalent.

The analysis and performance of scenes from plays from various historical periods, with attention to vocal and kinesthetic qualities appropriate to different styles.

TH 3711, 3721, 4711, 4721
Practicum in Stage Management

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

Student will be given credit for stage-managing a full-length production or a slate of one-acts.

Note: Each number may be taken for credit one time with a maximum of 7 practicum credits counted toward the major.

TH 3731, 3741, 4731, 4741
Practicum in Acting

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

Credit will be given for a large part in a major production or for a small part preceded by a series of smaller parts in previous productions.

TH 3803
Directing Theories and Techniques

An introduction to standard directing techniques.

TH 3811, 3821
Directing Practicum

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Credit will be given for directing a one act play.

TH 3833
Advanced Directing

Prerequisites: TH 3811, and consent of instructor.

Credit will be given for directing a full length play.

TH 4243
Senior Project in Theatre History

Research project approved by the department to facilitate graduate school application.

TH 4263
Theatre History I: Antiquity to 1564

A historical survey of the development of drama and theatre from classical Greece through the sixteenth century.

TH 4273
Theatre History II: 1564 to 1900

A historical survey of the development of drama and theatre from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries.

TH 4283
Children's Theatre: Techniques and Practicum

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor

The philosophy of teaching acting to children, in theory and in practice. The course is designed for theatre majors, teachers, and others interested in child development. The semester equivalent of two hours of class lecture is combined with the semester equivalent of two hours of supervised laboratory experience in a children's theatre setting.

Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of SPH 5283 or equivalent.

TH 4313
Theatre History III: 1900 to 1960

The development of theatre during the first part of the twentieth century, including realism, expressionism, symbolism, epic theatre, and theatre of the absurd.

Note: May not be repeated for credit.

TH 4323
Theatre History IV: 1960 to the Present

The development of theatre during the latter part of the twentieth century, including neo realism, post modernism, feminism, political theatre, and collective creation.

Note: May not be repeated for credit as TH 5323.

TH 4503
Scene Design

Prerequisite: TH 3513, or permission of instructor.

A study of the elements of design for the stage, from conception to finished production models, focusing on line, form, mass, and color.

Note: May not be repeated for credit as TH 5503 or equivalent.

TH 4506
High School Play Production

This course provides essential information about high school play production. The course will provide basic information in lighting, sound design, set design and construction, makeup, costume design and construction, stage management, directing, and improvisational techniques.

Note: May not be repeated for credit as TH 5506 or equivalent.

TH 4511, 4521
Practicum in Set Construction and Lighting

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

Student will be given credit for 40 hours of set construction participation.

TH 4513
Drafting for the Stage

Prerequisite: TH 3513 or permission of the Instructor.

Introduction to the United States Institute for Technical Theatre drafting techniques and language. Production of floor plans, elevations, construction drawings and perspectives for theatrical construction.

This course requires a weekly lab in addition to the class skills and familiarization with the production process.

TH 4523
Advanced Stagecraft

Prerequisites: TH 3513, TH 4513 or permission of instructor.

A course for technical theatre emphasis majors that trains the student for managing a theatre shop. Teaches advanced construction techniques, welding, pyrotechnics, and people managing skills.

This course requires a weekly lab in addition to the class for supervised practice of class skills and production process.

TH 4543
Senior Project in Design

Portfolio creation project approved by the department to facilitate graduate school application process or professional placement.

TH 4611, 4621
Practicum in Costume and Makeup

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

Student will be given credit for 40 hours in costume or makeup participation.

Note: Each course number may only be taken for credit 1 time with a maximum of 7 practicum hours counting toward the major.

TH 4613
Introduction to Costuming

An examination of the history, theory and practice of costume design. It makes use of lecture, practical experience and personal exploration through a variety of artistic media to help each student understand both the art and technology of costume design.

TH 4821, 4831
Practicum in Directing

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

Student will be given credit for the assistance in the directing of a full-length production or for the independent directing of a one-act.

TH 4843
Senior Project in Theatrical Performance

Portfolio creation project approved by the department to facilitate graduate school application or professional placement.

TH 4951, 4952, 4953, 4954
Undergraduate Research in Theatre

Offered: On demand

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.

TH 4983
Theatre Seminar:

Prerequisites: Twelve credits in theatre and junior standing.

A directed seminar dealing with a selected topic in theatre studies. May be repeated for credit for different topics.

Note: May not be repeated for credit as TH 5983 unless topic is different.

TH 4991, 4992, 4993, 4994
Special Problems in Theatre

For majors only. Students are accepted by invitation of the instructor.

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