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Course Descriptions


 
  
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    THR 151 - Stagecraft I


    Classroom and workshop study relative to technical elements of theater production.  All aspects are introduced and can be practiced including costume design and construction, stage lighting design and mechanics, sound design, props and stage management.  Lecture, discussion and studio work on theater department productions.

    Credits: (1-4)
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 1-4 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Assist in designing a model and set for a full-fledged theater production.
    2. Practice with hand tools commonly found in theater scene shops.
    3. Aid in constructing scenery from working drawings.
    4. Choose the appropriate materials and hardware for scenic construction.
    5. Identify the basic types of theater spaces and their differences in staging.
    6. Express a basic knowledge of theatrical technology.
    7. Define the roles and responsibilities of individuals involved in theatrical production.
    8. Be somewhat proficient in one or more of the technical aspects of a theater production in costumes, props, scene design, lighting or sound.


  
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    THR 152 - Stagecraft II


    Classroom and workshop study relative to technical elements of theater production.  Particular emphasis is on stage management, house management, props and operation of stage crews.  Lecture, discussion and studio work on theater department productions.

    Credits: (1-4)
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 1-4 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Assist in designing a model and set for a full-fledged theater production.
    2. Practice with hand tools commonly found in theater scene shops.
    3. Aid in constructing scenery from working drawings.
    4. Study the skills needed to properly fulfill the position of stage manager, house manager, prop master, costume master, etc.
    5. Identify the basic types of theater spaces and their differences in staging.
    6. Express a basic knowledge of theatrical technology.
    7. Define the roles and responsibilities of individuals involved in theatrical production.
    8. Be somewhat proficient in one or more of the technical aspects of a theater production in costumes, props, scene design, lighting or sound.


  
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    THR 201 - Children's Theater


    Analysis of children-oriented plays, development of scripts, rehearsal and performance techniques.  Performance either in campus theater or at area elementary schools for classtime and assembly programs and visiting with children pre/post performance.

     

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Practice acting techniques particular to performing for children.
    2. Strengthen their voice and body skills as performers.
    3. Articulate the characters, period, author and other aspects of selected dramatic material.
    4. Adapt dramatic material to the needs and skill levels of different age groups.
    5. Evaluate children's theater plays in order to analyze the dramatic text in action.


  
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    THR 216 - Special Topics in Theater


    Course will allow an in-depth examination of a critical topic, skill, or creative process as it applies to the study of theater. 

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Permission of theater Coordinator/Chair

    Credits: (1-3)
    Hours
    1-3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    The Learning Outcomes will differ depending on the topic, skill or creative process that is taught.

  
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    THR 218 - Acting III


    The purpose is to serve interested students who wish to continue the study of acting in greater depth.  More advanced acting methods and styles are explored and practiced.  Scene presentations are required along with accompanying written analysis.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  THR 111 Introduction to Acting, THR 112 Acting II, or permission of Instructor

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Create an original, crafted performance of a character in a dramatic scene and monologue.
    2. Incorporate studies in Method theory and process as it relates to acting.
    3. Articulate a thorough knowledge of the history of the acting profession, its great acting teachers, plays and playwrights.
    4. Prepare an analysis of a play, scene and character.
    5. Interpret and perform the heightened language of Shakespeare.
    6. Practice and incorporate skills in physical actions, relaxation, concentration, observation, improvisation, as well as exercises of Uta Hagen, Lee Strasberg, Jerzy Grotowski, Tadashi Suzuki, etc.


  
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    THR 219 - Periods and Styles of Acting


    The study and practice of period and contemporary styles of acting.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Permission of Instructor

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Identify the historical periods and styles of acting.
    2. Define and write about the playwrights, performers and directors from selected periods and their role in theater history.
    3. Practice the progression of rehearsal and performance techniques for each period/style of acting.
    4. Interpret, perform and practice the techniques and styles for a given period for an audience.
    5. Speak and write on the aspects of any given period/style of acting.


  
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    THR 221 - History of the Theater


    History of theatrical production with selected periods of theater activity as a mirror of social and cultural experience from ancient times to the present.

     

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Note
    Good for students from all disciplines.

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Explain and write about aspects of historical periods of theater from the Greek and Roman to the contemporary.
    2. Speak and write about individual playwrights and their reflection of a given period of history.
    3. Articulate theater epochs in terms of the styles, movements and plays specific to each period.
    4. Explain their knowledge of recorded history in general with its political, sociological and artistic movements.
    5. Use critical writing skills which comply with and meet standards of writing emphasis.


  
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    THR 246 - Rehearsal and Performance for Stage


    Casting, rehearsing and acting in made-for-stage drama and comedy scripts.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  THR 111 Introduction to Acting, THR 112 Acting II, or permission of Instructor

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Solve problems that naturally arise from a collaborative art such as theater in helping set priorities, tasks, deadlines, rehearsal discipline and process, etc.
    2. Define the progression of rehearsal and performance techniques from play selection and first read-through all the way to set strike and post mortem.
    3. Follow the necessary steps of the working "process" that brings a script alive on the stage.
    4. Carry out specific skills relevant to the function fulfilled in the production such as:  acting, assistant directing or stage managing, costume management, play/period research, house management, set design, construction, lighting, sound, set decorating and props creation.
    5. Speak and write on the process of rehearsal and performance for a full-fledged semi-professional theatrical production.
    6. Practice one or more of the technical aspects of a theater production in costumes, props, scene design, lighting or sound.


  
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    THR 256 - Rehearsal and Performance for Stage


    Casting, rehearsing and acting in made-for-stage drama and comedy scripts.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  THR 111 Introduction to Acting, THR 112 Acting II, or permission of Instructor

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Solve problems that naturally arise from a collaborative art such as theater in helping set priorities, tasks, deadlines, rehearsal discipline and process, etc.
    2. Define the progression of rehearsal and performance techniques from play selection and first read-through all the way to set strike and post mortem.
    3. Follow the necessary steps of the working "process" that brings a script alive on the stage.
    4. Carry out specific skills relevant to the function fulfilled in the production such as:  acting, assistant directing or stage managing, costume management, play/period research, house management, set design, construction, lighting, sound, set decorating and props creation.
    5. Speak and write on the process of rehearsal and performance for a full-fledged semi-professional theatrical production.
    6. Practice one or more of the technical aspects of a theater production in costumes, props, scene design, lighting or sound.


  
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    THR 266 - Acting for TV, Film, and Commercials


    Proficiency in performing before the camera.  Character analysis, quick study, re-takes, voice-overs, studio projection, facial nuances, and subtlety of mannerism.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 2 Studio Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate skills and exercises involved in the art and craft of acting for the camera such as listening, concentration, relaxation, energy, spontaneity, character development.
    2. Dissect and analyze a script with circumstances, character, events and objectives.
    3. Interpret a script by using sub-text, scoring, intention, etc.
    4. Analyze and critique the work of those working in the industry.
    5. Speak and write intelligently on the theories and terminology used in the business of acting for the camera.


  
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    THR 299 - Independent Study: Theater


    An individual student project concerned with advanced work in a specific area of theater.  Conducted under the direction of a faculty member, independent study is concerned with material beyond the scope and depth of the ordinary course.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  3 Semester hours of college level work in theater

    Credits: (1-3)
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Learning outcomes are specified on an individual basis.

  
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    URS 101 - Undergraduate Research in STEM


    URS is a discipline-based, student-centered, applied learning course involving undergraduate research practices.  The course facilitates student involvement in research that is either multidisciplinary or limited to a specific topic within a single discipline.  Topics support innovative, evidence-based, high-impact learning research activities.

    Credits: 1-4
    Hours
    1-4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:  SLOs for a 1 or 2 credit offering:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate the ability to organize and maintain data.
    2. Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively and reach a goal.
    3. Demonstrate proficiency in the specific area of study.

    Learning Outcomes of the Course:  SLOs for a 3 or 4 credit offering:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate the ability to work independently and reach a goal.
    2. Demonstrate proficiency in the specific area of study.
    3. Develop a hypothesis/research question based on relevant literature.

     

 

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