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Undergraduate Theatre

2014 Fall Term

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2 Units

THEATRE APPRECIATION (GA)

Theatre 100

Designed to provide non-theatre majors with a background in theatre which will enrich their theatrical experiences and provide them with a basis for evaluating theatre productions. Fulfills General Studies requirements but does not apply toward major or minor in the department. Offered each fall*.


4 Units

INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE (GA)

Theatre 110

An examination of the fundamental theories and practices of theatre art. A survey of the major styles of theatre. Forty hours of participation in technical theatre (primarily in stagecraft and costuming) are required. Offered each fall*.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO ACTING

Theatre 120

A study of basic principles and techniques of acting, including physical and vocal control and basic approaches to characterization.


1-2 Units

THEATRE ACTIVITIES (GA)

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 acting, house management and promotional, scenery and costume construction, lighting, sound, and production crews. 40 hours of participation are required per credit. Not open to Theatre majors or minors. Repeatable. Repeat enrollments will be in other interest areas.


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. Repeatable. Prereq: Audition and cast in role.


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. Repeatable. Prereq: Department approval


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. Repeatable. Prereq: Department approval


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. Repeatable. Prereq: Department approval for some sections


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. Repeatable. Prereq: Department approval for some sections


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. Repeatable. Prereq: Department approval


0.5-2 Units

PRACTICUM - MANAGEMENT/PUBLICITY

Theatre 207

Participation in house management, ticket office management or publicity and promotion for department-approved productions. 40 hours of participation per half credit is required. Repeatable. Prereq: Department approval


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. Repeatable. Prereq: Department approval


0.5-2 Units

PRACTICUM-THEATRE TOUR

Theatre 209

Participation in one of the University Theatre productions designed for touring, including Children's Theatre and high school tours. Students involved in this activity are expected to participate in the shifting and setting up of scenery and lights, to contribute to the care and maintenance of costumes and to work with makeup, sound and properties in addition to their assignments as actors or technicians. In general, 40 hours of participation per half credit of the practicum are expected. Repeatable. Offered each fall*. Prereq: Audition and cast in role


3 Units

AUDITIONING

Theatre 215

This is a lecture/laboratory course which offers training in resume preparation, in preparing for an audition, and in presenting audition material.


3 Units

ACTING: ANALYSIS AND PERFORMANCE

Theatre 220

A study of techniques of character analysis and development which seeks to explore and integrate the internal and external aspects of acting in order to develop a dynamic approach to the actor's craft.


2 Units

STAGE MAKE-UP

Theatre 242

Lecture-demonstrations and laboratory experience in the basic theories and techniques relative to the design and application of stage make-up.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO THEATRICAL DESIGN

Theatre 252

An examination of the basic principles of scenic, costume and lighting design for the theatre. Topics covered include the design process, research, elements of design and practical considerations. Studio labs include instruction and practice in sketching, drafting and rendering. Offered each fall*.


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. Repeatable four times for a maximum of 8 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of the department and completion of 200-level acting practicum for at least a half-credit.


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. Prereq: Consent of department


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. Repeatable four times for a maximum of 8 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of department


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. Repeatable four times for a maximum of 8 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of department


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. Repeatable four times for a maximum of 8 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of department


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. Repeatable four times for a maximum of 8 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of department


0.5-2 Units

PRODUCTION PRACTICUM - THEATRE MANAGEMENT

Theatre 309

Participation as Ticket Office, Front of House or Promotions/Publicity Manager for a minimum of three consecutive productions of the Theatre/Dance Department in a single term. Repeatable four times for a maximum of 8 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of department


1-2 Units

PRACTICUM - DEVELOPMENT

Theatre 310

Participation in College of Arts and Communication development initiatives, including creating written materials, organizing special events and assisting in cultivation and stewardship activities. Repeatable once for a maximum of 4 units.


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

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

DIRECTING I

Theatre 332

Study and application of techniques useful in selection, interpretation and staging the play in a proscenium setting.


3 Units

SURVEY OF MODERN DRAMA

Theatre 346

A study of the trends and developments in the modern theatre from the Romantics and early Realists to the Theatre of the Absurd, with emphasis on literary history and staging problems. May be team-taught with English faculty.


2 Units

NON-PROFIT ARTS MANAGEMENT

Theatre 362

A study of the duties and required skills of managers of various non-profit arts organizations. Areas of study will include structure of arts organizations, planning, programming, staffing, budgeting and marketing, with emphasis on fundraising, board development, and volunteer management. Assignments and projects will be geared toward students' specific needs and interests. Offered even numbered years.


2 Units

APPLIED STUDIES IN ARTS MARKETING

Theatre 363

A study of the duties and skills of marketing managers of both commercial and non-profit arts-related businesses, as well as the individual artist in the marketplace. Topics include marketing research, planning a marketing budget, promotions, media relations, advertising, corporate and media sponsorship, and audience development. Students will develop a comprehensive marketing plan for an organization or individual artist of their choice. Offered even numbered fall terms.


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

HISTORY OF THE THEATRE THROUGH 1550 A.D.

Theatre 471

Traces the development of theatre from its origins to 1550 A.D., including theatre and drama in ancient Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages, the Italian Renaissance and the Orient. The course also examines the impact of outside forces on the various arts of the theatre.


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. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits in degree. Prereq: At least second-term junior status as a theatre major and the advance consent of the department


1-3 Units

SPECIAL STUDIES

Theatre 496

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable.


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. Prereq: Completion of at least 75% of the student's major requirements (including at least 2 upper level courses in the student's project area) and submission and approval of proposal by the department.

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