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Undergraduate Theatre

2021 Spring Term

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1-2 Units

THEATRE ACTIVITIES PRACTICUM

Theatre 200

Recommended for the student who has an avocational interest in theatre and/or who wishes to experience the various aspects of theatre production as a breadth elective in the arts. Students may choose involvement in one or more areas of department-produced or student-produced plays, including performing, house management and promotions, scenery and costume construction, lighting, sound, and production crews.


0.5-2 Units

PRACTICUM - ACTING

Theatre 201

Participation as an actor in a University Theatre production. Students are expected to assist in costume and scenery construction. In general, 40 hours of participation per half credit of practicum are expected.


0.5-2 Units

PRACTICUM - DIRECTING

Theatre 202

Participation as an Assistant Director, Production Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager or Dramaturg in a department-approved production. 40 hours of participation per half credit is required.


0.5-2 Units

PRACTICUM - SOUND

Theatre 203

Participation in department-approved productions as Sound Operator and/or Sound Designer/Engineer for productions requiring basic sound. 40 hours of participation per half credit is required.


0.5-2 Units

PRACTICUM - STAGECRAFT

Theatre 204

Participation in set construction and painting on department-approved productions. Departmental approval is required to work on Performance Crew, Properties or as Assistant Scenic Designer. 40 hours of participation per half credit is required. Theatre majors must take at least .5 credits in set construction and painting.


0.5-2 Units

PRACTICUM - LIGHTING

Theatre 205

Participation in the hanging and focusing of lights for department-approved productions. Departmental approval is required to register for Assistant Lighting Designer, Master Electrician, or Light Operator. 40 hours of participation per half credit is required.


0.5-2 Units

PRACTICUM - COSTUMING

Theatre 206

Participation in the construction of costumes for department-approved productions. Departmental approval is required to register for Assistant Costume Designer or Performance Crew. 40 hours of participation per half credit is required. Theatre majors must take at least .5 cr in costume construction.


0.5-2 Units

PRACTICUM - MAKEUP

Theatre 208

Participation as Makeup Designer and/or on Performance Crew for department-approved productions. 40 hours of participation per half credit is required.


3 Units

SCRIPT ANALYSIS

Theatre 225

A study of the basic elements of drama and how these elements combine to create a play. Particular emphasis will be placed on how to discover a valid interpretation of the playwright's intentions and transfer that interpretation to the stage. Required for all Theatre majors.


4 Units

INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL THEATRE

Theatre 251

Fundamentals of the technical aspects of scenery, costumes, and lighting for theatre and dance. Examination of the mechanical principles and techniques used in scenery, costuming, and lighting, stressing practical "hands-on" experiences. A minimum of 32 hours shop participation is required. Offered each spring*.


3 Units

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGEMENT

Theatre 260

Production Stage Management explores the processes of stage and fiscal management for Theatre. The first part of the course covers the various duties and responsibilities of the Stage Manager. The course then explores the processes required by Production Stage Managers to oversee the personnel and fiscal operations during production.


3 Units

THEATRE HISTORY II

Theatre 272

This course is a continuation of Theatre History One. The primary objective of this course is to study the salient developments of the period defined as Realism (beginning with late 19th Century) to Post Modernism and Trans Modernism (21st Century). The course will focus on the innovations and philosophies of historical style periods as a chronological thematic approach.


0.5-2 Units

PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - ACTING

Theatre 301

Acting a major role in a University Theatre/Dance Department production. Eligible roles are designated by the department prior to auditions.


0.5-2 Units

PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - STAGE MANAGER

Theatre 302

Participation as Stage Manager in all production conferences, auditions, rehearsals and performances of a University Theatre-affiliated production. Repeatable four times for a maximum of 8 credits in major/degree.


0.5-2 Units

PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - SCENERY

Theatre 304

Participation as Scene Designer or Technical Director in all research, production conferences, planning, painting and technical rehearsals for a University Theatre-affiliated production.


0.5-2 Units

PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - LIGHTING

Theatre 305

Participation as Lighting Designer in all research, production conferences, planning, focusing and technical rehearsals for a University Theatre-affiliated production.


0.5-2 Units

PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - COSTUMES

Theatre 306

Participation as Costume Designer and/or Costume Cutter/Technician in all production conferences, design meetings, pre-construction and construction work, and dress rehearsals of a University Theatre-affiliated production.


0.5-2 Units

PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - SOUND

Theatre 308

Participation as Costume Designer and/or Costume Cutter/Technician in all production conferences, design meetings, pre-construction and construction work, and dress rehearsals of a University Theatre-affiliated production.


0.5-2 Units

PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - DIRECTING

Theatre 312

Participation as a Director of a production approved by the department with responsibilities to include pre-production research and script preparation, supervision of production conferences and rehearsals, and presentation of a public production. Repeatable four times for a maximum of 8 credits in major/degree.


3 Units

ACTING: PROBLEMS OF STYLE

Theatre 320

Theories and techniques of character analysis and of acting in several theatrical periods, e.g., Classical, Elizabethan and Restoration.


3 Units

VOCAL PRODUCTION AND STAGE SPEECH

Theatre 328

A study of vocal production and vocal techniques for the actor. Emphasis on the fundamentals of freeing the actor's voice: breathing, relaxation, resonance, articulation, variety and projection. Repeatable two times for a maximum of 6 units in major/degree.


3 Units

THEATRICAL COSTUMING

Theatre 343

A lecture/laboratory course to study and practice the basic principles and process of theatrical costuming, including the fundamentals of pattern making, textiles and costume construction. Construction of a costume is required.


3 Units

PERIOD DECOR AND SCENIC STYLES

Theatre 454

Study of the architecture, interior decor, and furnishings of the major historic periods, with an emphasis on application to stage design. Survey of the major historic styles of scenic design with an emphasis on application to contemporary scenic design problems.


3 Units

ADVANCED STAGE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

Theatre 460

A course for the advanced student who wishes to pursue further study in scenic, costume or lighting design and/or technology. Each student, in consultation with the instructors, will choose 2 projects on which to focus. The lecture/labs will consist of work on those projects and lecture/discussions related to the projects. Required for B.F.A. Design/Tech students. Offered each spring. Repeatable three times for a maximum of 9 credits in major.


1-12 Units

INTERNSHIP IN THEATRE PRACTICE

Theatre 493

In cooperation with a designated theatrical organization and with previously established guidelines, participation in the production and/or management activities of a commercial or non-profit theatre operation.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Theatre 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.


3 Units

SENIOR PROJECT

Theatre 499

A capstone project in which the student demonstrates proficiency in directing, acting, designing, promotion, playwriting or criticism on a major project proposed by the student and approved by the department. Repeatable.

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