Theatre (THE) Courses

Descriptions of courses offered in the Music and Theatre Department under the Division of Communication and Fine Arts

THE 1112 Freshman Theatre Workshop

Two hours

A study of the technical and theoretical aspects of theatre arts by means of participation in a stage production. This class will be specifically geared to incoming freshman. An additional fee associated with this course. A not-for-credit option is available. Audition required.

Offered fall semester

THE 2113 Basic Acting

Three hours

This course develops an understanding and appreciation of the art of acting, and establishes the basic elements of the actors' craft through the exploration of the three basic tools of the performer: imagination, voice, and body movement. This class includes the study of acting principles and stage techniques through the use of theatre games, improvisation, and scene performances.

Offered fall semester (even-numbered years)

THE 2121, 2122 Practicum in Theatre Production

One to two hours

45 Hours of production assistance per credit hour in preparing and producing a theatre production. Students will work under the direct supervision of the director of the theatre production. A not-for-credit option is available.

Offered each semester

THE 3113 Theatre Workshop

Three hours

A study of the technical and theoretical aspects of theatre arts by means of participation in a stage production. An additional fee associated with this course. A not-for-credit option is available. Audition required.

Offered spring semester

THE 3213 History of Theatre

Three hours

A survey of the literature, practices, and traditions of Western theatre from its classical Greek origins to the modern era with emphasis on the lives and works of prominent playwrights and theorists such as Aristotle and the Greek masters, Shakespeare, Moliere, Voltaire, Chekhov, Shaw, Ibsen, Beckett, Stanislavski, Brecht, and Meisner. Additionally, this course will examine cultural and political contexts and impact on the development and evolution of the art form throughout history.

Offered spring semester (even-numbered years)

THE 4483 Selected Topics in Theatre Studies

Three hours

Intensive study in a topic in theatre, such as set design, stage makeup, directing, costume design, or technical production. A capstone project related to the field of study will be required. May be repeated for credit when content differs. Prerequisite: THE 2113.

Offered fall semester (odd-numbered years)

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