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Theatre (THTR)

101:  Introduction to Theatre. (3-3-0)
A survey of the components, the basic elements, and the participating artists in the live theatrical experience to enhance the viewer’s appreciation.

105:  Theatre Lab Production. (1-0-2)
This course is designed to give practical experience in all areas of the art form to students interested in theatre production. Instruction is through the master/apprentice method.  (May be repeated for credit.)

112:  Stagecraft. (3-3-0)
A course designed to present the basic information needed to construct, paint, and shift scenery for the stage.

113:  Stage Lighting Fundamentals. (3-3-0)
Practical and theoretical experience in stage lighting and equipment and their uses in both the professional and non-professional stage.

114:  Drawing for the Theatre. (3-3-0)
A study of line, texture, mass, composition, and color; and applying these elements to the design of scenery, costumes and other theatre design arts using multiple artistic media, techniques, and practices.

116:  Stage Management. (3-3-0)
This course is a study of the responsibilities, organization, and methods used in the operations of the theatre stage manager.
120:  Makeup for Stage. (3-3-0)
A study and application of research, design, and techniques employed in creating makeup for the stage.

131:  Elements of Theatre. (3-3-0)
A study of play analysis, concept creation, and application in the performing and technical areas of theatre for theatre artists.

153:  Acting I. (3-3-0)
The study and application of basic acting theories and principles for the beginning actor.

154:  Acting II. (3-3-0)
An advanced study of the application of acting theories and principles with an emphasis on stage and film techniques.

156:  Voice for the Stage. (3-3-0)
Principles of vocal production applied to development of characterization for the stage.

157:  Fundamentals of Stage Movement. (3-3-0)
A performance class that introduces traditional techniques of movement styles for the stage (including dance).

158: Introduction to Stage Combat. (3-3-0)
A performance class that introduces safe and effective fighting techniques for stage application. Emphasis is placed on strength, flexibility, and endurance building for the student.

211:  Theatre Arts Apprenticeship. (3-0-0)
This course provides curriculum credit for practical work experience secured either through an approved apprenticeship or professional work.

212:  Props Creation and Special Effects for the Stage. (3-3-0)
An advanced study and application of the skills required to design, create, and execute stage properties and special effects for the theatre.

213:  Special Problems in Stage Lighting. (3-3-0)
Applying the basic principles of lights for the stage with an emphasis in design and utilizing computer technology.

214:  Scene Design. (3-3-0)
Designing of scenery for the theatre by the building of models and use of color rendering techniques with an emphasis in utilizing computer technology.

215:  Scene Painting. (3-3-0)
A study and application of the techniques necessary for creating stage textures and scene illusions.

216:  Technical Direction/Stage Technology. (3-3-0)
A study and application of the principles involved in coordinating and supervising the execution of all technical theatre activities.

220:  Costume Construction Techniques. (3-3-0)
A study and application of the construction techniques employed in creating costumes for the stage.

221:  Costume Design. (3-3-0)
A study and application of the research and design techniques employed in the creation of costumes for the stage.

232:  Theatre Management. (3-3-0)
A study of the application of the management principles required to administer successfully the operations of a theatre arts organization, including planning, funding, budgeting, promotions, business operations, and management.

255:  Directing Fundamentals. (3-3-0)
The director’s introduction to play production: staging, actor coaching, scenery, lighting, backstage organization, makeup, and costuming.

256:  Directing Styles. (3-3-0)
The director’s continued study of play production: staging, actor coaching, scenery, lighting, backstage organization, make-up, and costuming; introducing historical directing styles, significant directors, and alternative spaces.

257:  Dance for the Theatre. (3-3-0)
Study in the techniques of movement and dance for the stage.

260:  Special Projects. (3-3-0)
An instructor supervised course that allows an advanced student to explore specific styles, designs, techniques and production practices in a chosen area of theatre. (May be repeated for credit.)

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