Theater

  • THE 1510 Introduction to Theatre

    Students will obtain an understanding and appreciation of theatre from early ritual through post-war American drama. Plays are viewed in class and read independently. Students will discuss a variety of dramatic forms. Acting styles and the elements of costuming, makeup, scenic design, and the lighting necessary to stage a show are also examined. Corequisite: ENG 1510 and a reading score of 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • THE 1520 Modern Drama

    Students will discover the turning point that led to a new direction for contemporary drama. The musical in post-war America is examined, and African-American, Latino, Asian-American, women's theatre, and such styles as Absurdism are investigated. Plays and performances are viewed in class and independent reading is assigned. Playwriting styles and a discussion of directing and producing approaches will help the student discover modern ways of presentation. A continuation of THE 1510. Corequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • THE 1550 Stagecraft

    Students will gain a working knowledge of the tools, equipment, language, and procedures used in set construction. Construction documents and rigging, as well as practical application, are given special consideration. Corequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • THE 1570 Acting

    Students use the physical and mental processes of acting to build self-confidence. Both improvised and rehearsed scenes are practiced in class to discover how to be at home in front of an audience. Performance skills are strengthened through acting exercises and methods. Corequisite: ENG 1510 with a reading score of 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • THE 1620 Theatre Practicum I

    Through hands-on application, students involved in mounting a stage production work in teams to learn group dynamics, problem solving, and time management skills. Students will gain a working knowledge in either lighting, sound, costuming, publicity, or props. May be taken for a total of 4 credit hours. Prerequisite: permission of instructor required. Master Course Syllabus

  • THE 1621 Theatre Practicum II

    Through hands-on application, students involved in mounting a stage production work in teams to learn group dynamics, problem solving, and time management skills. Students will gain a working knowledge in either lighting, sound, costuming, publicity, or props. May be taken for a total of 4 credit hours. Prerequisite: permission of instructor required. Master Course Syllabus

  • THE 1622 Theatre Practicum III

    Through hands-on application, students involved in mounting a stage production work in teams to learn group dynamics, problem solving, and time management skills. Students will gain a working knowledge in either lighting, sound, costuming, publicity, or props. May be taken for a total of 4 credit hours. Prerequisite: permission of instructor required. Master Course Syllabus

  • THE 1623 Theatre Practicum IV

    Through hands-on application, students involved in mounting a stage production work in teams to learn group dynamics, problem solving, and time management skills. Students will gain a working knowledge in either lighting, sound, costuming, publicity, or props. May be taken for a total of 4 credit hours. Prerequisite: permission of instructor required. Master Course Syllabus

  • THE 1630 London Theatre Seminar

    Students are introduced to the practice and production of theatre in London, England, one of the world's theatre centers. Following six seminar meetings, students spend two weeks in London viewing theatre productions and visiting theatres, galleries, and museums. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • THE 2010 Theatre Internship

    Students receive on-the-job experience consisting of 135 hours of supervised activity in a local business or industry. Students work in conjunction with a faculty mentor and a supervisor at the job site. All guidelines in the original college internship policy will be followed. Prerequisite: At least a 2.0 GPA and either sophomore standing or one semester completion in an appropriate certificate program. Master Course Syllabus

  • THE 2570 Acting II

    Students expand upon the growth begun in THE 1570, experiencing an in-depth, cumulative, and progressive study of acting. An increased character exploration and the ability to incorporate it into scene study are learned. Students are given individual attention in voice and body control and audition techniques. Prerequisite: THE 1570. Master Course Syllabus

  • THE 7004 Process Acting

    Students will work directly with each other to discover the give and take in the process of acting. By getting out of their heads and working in the theatrical space, students create a more clearly defined character by becoming fully engaged in the group acting process. Students will learn exercises which allow them to become part of the organic whole. Focusing on theatre games, students find ways to stimulate the imagination, free creative impulses, strengthen spontaneity, and develop concentration. No requisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • THE 7005 Live Event Production & Mgm

    Students will gain an understanding of the terminology and major areas of lighting, sound, and staging through hands-on-training. Students will gain the skills needed to produce a live performance, content, or theatrical production. Students will apply these skills by developing a production from design to performance. Assessment of the quality of the finished product/event will also be studied. Eligibility: ENG 0410. J fall. Master Course Syllabus

  • THE 7504 The Acting Diagnostic

    Students will develop the tools of their acting "instrument"; the mind, body, voice, psychology, and emotions, through vigorous self-observations and examination, in order to express their most authentic selves. They will assess their own strengths and deficiencies, learn techniques to build those 'muscles" that need strengthening, and then apply what they discover to the process of creating their own story -- a monologue, a poem or a song that they will perform at the end of this two-week intensive course. Eligibility: ENG 1510. Master Course Syllabus