Our theatre courses are open to all regardless of course of study. For those wishing to pursue a theatre degree, courses are offered which will satisfy freshman and sophomore requirements for most bachelor degree programs. Additionally, we offer articulation agreements for theatre with a number of universities and colleges.
Introduction to Theatre THEA 1030 (3 cr.) Understanding theatre thought, philosophy, aesthetics, historical perspective and production practices.
Play Production THEA 1311 (3 cr.) 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.
Acting I THEA 2200 (3 cr.)
The mechanics of acting in terms of physical movement, body control and character-building techniques. Students will select and interpret various roles in class.
Acting II THEA 2210 (3 cr.)
The further exploration of acting techniques through exercises, scene work and period/style study.
Special Topics in Theatre THEA 2222 (3 cr.)
Study and discussion of a selected topic in theatre arts. Content varies. Examples include Improvisation and Stage Combat.
Movement for the Stage THEA 2260 (3 cr.)
Basic skills, concepts, and techniques of movement and self-use for the stage. Basic exercises from the varied movement disciplines are taught. (Iyengar Yoga, Feldenkrais, and Laban).
Voice & Speech for the Stage THEA 2280 (3 cr.)
Basic spoken voice and speech skills for the stage are taught. Vocal emphasis is on Fitzmaurice Voicework. Speech emphasis is on Knight-Thompson Speechwork and the International Phonetic Alphabet.
Prerequisite(s):THEA 2200 or THEA 2260
Advanced Play Production THEA 2311 (3 cr.)
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 hours).
Prerequisite(s):THEA 1311 or permission of instructor
Stage Craft I THEA 2520 (3 cr.)
Introduction to the various technical elements of theatre. Special emphasis is placed on the design and construction of stage scenery.
Stage Craft II THEA 2620 (3 cr.)
Introduction to the various technical elements of theatre. Special emphasis is placed on the design and practice of stage lighting.