THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre 3 Credits
Understanding theatre thought, philosophy, aesthetics, historical perspective and production practices.
THEA 1311 Play Production 3 Credits
Practical experience in a laboratory setting in the different phases of putting on a play, including staging, lighting, publicity, makeup and directing. The course will culminate in a fully staged production.
THEA 2200 Acting I 3 Credits
The mechanics of acting in terms of physical movement, body control and character-building techniques. Students will select and interpret various roles in class.
THEA 2210 Acting II 3 Credits
The further exploration of acting techniques through exercises, scene work and period/style study. Prerequisite(s): THEA 2200
THEA 2222 Special Topics in Theatre 3 Credits
Study and discussion of a selected topic in theatre arts. Content varies. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit. Corequisite(s): THEA 1030 or 2200
THEA 2250 Creative Drama 3 Credits
Innovative methods of improvisational drama to develop creative thinking, improve oral and written communication and learn dramatic structure. An emphasis is on problem solving through playwriting. The techniques can be used in theatre, education, therapy, childcare and recreation. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010
THEA 2260 Voice & Movement I 3 Credits
Basic skills, concepts, and techniques of movement and self-use for the stage. Basic exercises from the varied movement disciplines are taught. Students are prepped for the addition of skill sets in Voice & Movement II through practice in Yoga, Feldenkrais, and Fitzmaurice Voicework.
THEA 2280 Voice & Movement II 3 Credits
Basic skills, concepts, and techniques of movement and self-use for the stage. Basic exercises from varied movement and voice disciplines are taught. Students add skill sets of basic stage combat and IPA. Prerequisite(s): THEA 2260 or THEA 2200
THEA 2311 Advanced Play Production 3 Credits
Advanced practical experience in a laboratory setting in the different phases of putting on a play, including staging, lighting, publicity, makeup and directing. The course will culminate in a fully staged production. May be repeated once for credit (maximum of 6 credit hours). Prerequisite(s): THEA 1311 or consent of instructor
THEA 2998 Acting for the Camera 3 Credits
This course provides acting students with an every-class opportunity for evaluated on-camera performance within a working studio. Performance includes both as an actor (using written screenplays and playing other characters) and as a performer or talent (news anchor, program host, interviewer, etc.). Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor