Administered by Department of Communication Studies and Theatre Arts
Effective Fall, 2003
26.101 Career Seminar: A Theatre Life in Bloom (2) - Presents an introduction tothe theater professions and to general theater practice. Individual goal-setting for participation in the major and in the profession. Required for theater majors.
26.102 Introduction to Theatre Arts (3) - Presents a survey of the literature, production and criticism of the theater. Required for theater majors.
26.108 Theatre Practicum (0-1) - Participation in plays: acting or technical work. Grade awarded each semester. Participation for two semesters for 1 semester hour of credit. May be repeated for maximum of 3 semester hours.
26.112 Fundamentals of Acting (3) - Introduces the theories and techniques of acting. Provides for individual and group exercises.
26.200 Voice and Movement (3) - Second in a series of courses designed for performance training. Explores the concepts of kinesthetic awareness, proper use of the voice for the state and vocal interpretation of text.
26.202 Understanding Plays: Script Analysis (3) - An introduction to the tools and methods used to develop an approach to understanding plays. Provides the basis for theatrical criticism and for an aesthetic appreciation of theater through development of the critical skills of script analysis expressed in both written and oral form.
26.209 Theatre Appreciation (3) - Presents a survey of all aspects of theater: acting, criticism, design, directing, history and production.
26.211 Theatre Production/Stagecraft (3) - Studies basic stagecraft: scene construction, painting, drafting and crewing of a show. Laboratory work required.
26.215 Theatre History I (Spring) (3) - Surveys structures, production practices, plays and the theater's function in societies from ritual beginnings through the 19th century.
26.219 Children's Theatre (3) - A survey of history, theory and production of theater for young audiences.
26.270 Fundamentals of Theatre Design (3) - An introduction to the elements and design for theatrical production, including scenery, costumes, make-up, lighting and sound. First in a series of courses designed for training in design technology for theater. For theater majors and other interested students.
26.277 Costume Construction (3) - Introductory studio course in the tools and techniques of producing costumes for the stage. Provides a basic working knowledge of the construction of costumes. For theater majors and other interested students.
26.311 Screen Design (3) - An introduction to basic movements and the methods, approaches, tools, materials and visual concepts of scene design.
26.312 Intermediate Acting (3) - Explores the relationship between the personalized actor, his/her ensemble of fellow artists and the script. Prerequisite: 26.112
26.314 Theory of Stage Lighting and Design (3) - Provides for intensive study of theory and design of lighting of a production supplemented by applied work on productions. Laboratory hours required.
26.321 Theatre and Stage Management (3) - Prepares students for professionalism in production of plays and the management of a theater company.
26.325 Theatre History II (3) - Provides an intensive examination of structure, production practices, plays and the theater's function in societies from the Renaissance to the mid 19th century. Required course for theater majors as well as a course for others interested in the art form of the theater and its history. Prerequisite: 26.215.
26.340 Scriptwriting (3) - Studies dramatic structure, types and styles of drama. Students are required to write scripts for stage, film, radio or television. Prerequisite: One writing course or consent of the instructor.
26.370 Stage Makeup (3) - Studio course covering aspects of stage makeup from basic modeling with paint to creating complex characterizations. Provides a basic working knowledge of the design and application of makeup for the stage. For theater majors and other interested students. Prerequisite: 26.270
26.377 Costuming for the Stage (3) - The study and application of costume design for the theater including methods, tools, materials and visual concepts.
26.401 Career Seminar: A Life in the Theatre (2) - Preparation for the move from college to the professional theater environment. Portfolio presentation. Evaluation of professional goals to the theater. Required for theater majors. Prerequisite: 26.101, senior standing, permission of the instructor.
26.411 Play Directing (3) - An overview of the principles and techniques of directing and the collaborative process with an introduction to script analysis needed for concept development. Prerequisite: One course in theater. Prerequisites: 26.112 or 26.270 and one other design or performance course.
26.416 Modern Theatre (3) - Continues the study of theater history from 19th century through the theater of today. Prerequisite: 26.215 or consent of instructor.
26.412 Advanced Acting (3) - Character analysis based on scriptwork. Students begin to focus on particular areas of development. Prerequisites 26.112, 26.312
26.470 Independent Study (1-3) - Provides for individual work and study in one of the areas of theater. Student finds faculty sponsor and prepares a written proposal, which requires departmental recommendation and dean's approval, arranged through the chairperson. See Independent Study.
26.490 Seminar: Theatre (3) - Provides for a concentrated study of an individual artist, a period or a movement in theater. Offered on demand. Prerequisite: 9 semester hours in theater or consent of the instructor.
26.491 Seminar in Technical Theatre and Design (3) - Provides opportunities for advanced studies and application of special topics as selected by the instructor. Examples might include advanced studies in lighting, costume or scene design or technical theater management. Prerequisites: 26.270 and one other design or technical course and permission of the instructor.
26.492 Seminar in Performance Studies (3) - Provides opportunities for advance studies and application of special topics as selected by the instructor. Examples might include advanced studies in audition techniques, acting styles or performance theory. Prerequisites: 26.112, 26.312 and permission of the instructor.