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TH 135 Oral Interpretation of LiteratureLASC - Creative ArtsTechniques of reading aloud and staging non-dramatic literature; e.g., short stories, poetry, etc. The student analyzes selections and then performs them in class.Offered every year. 3 credits.TH 191 Introduction to TheatreLASC - Creative ArtsAn overview of live performance, with the emphasis on audience appreciation. Performance arts and crafts are examined.Offered every year. 3 credits.TH 193 Special Topics in Theatre for First-Year StudentsAll "193" courses are approved for LASC but may vary by section. See current course listing for specific LASC-area approval.Introductory level course covering topics of special interest to first-year students. Offered only as a First-Year Seminar.Offered every year. 3 credits.TH 226 Script AnalysisScript analysis for theatre artists. How to take a script from initial reading to productionOffered every year. 3 credits.TH 236 History of Theatre ILASC - Creative Arts; Thought, Language and CultureSurvey of world theatre from Golden Age of Athens to Restoration England, including brief overview of Asian theatre.Offered every year. 3 credits.TH 237 History of Theatre IILASC - Creative Arts; Thought, Language and CultureSurvey of western theatre from eighteenth to twentieth century, with reference to roots and developments in other world cultures.Offered every year. 3 credits.TH 245 Acting ILASC - Creative ArtsIntroductory acting theory and practice. Students present brief monologues and scenes on stage.Offered every year. 3 credits.TH 246 Voice and MovementPrerequisite: TH 191, TH 245Training to strengthen the natural voice, develop diction, learn period movement and develop spatial awareness on and off stage.Offered every year. 3 credits.TH 270 History of American Entertainment IAn historical survey of American popular entertainments from the Colonial period through the end of the nineteenth century.Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.TH 271 History of American Entertainment IIAn historical survey of American popular entertainments from the rise of film and radio through the great American musicals.Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.TH 272 History of CostumeLASC - Creative ArtsThe history of clothing from ancient times to the present. Lecture/discussion and a research project on a chosen era or culture.Offered every two years. 3 credits.TH 275 Introduction to Stagecraft and DesignLASC - Creative ArtsFundamentals of theatre production including scenic, costume and lighting, focused on the crafts and technology behind the scenes. 30-hour practicum required.Offered every year. 3 credits.TH 290 Theatre for Young AudiencesOrganization of children’s theatre, script selection, visual design, rehearsal and performance. Investigation of creative drama as a teaching tool in elementary education.Offered every year. 3 credits.TH 292 Creative DramaticsPrinciples and techniques of leading improvised dramatic activities with children and adults. Involves sensory awareness, imagination, movement, and story dramatizations.Offered every year. 3 credits.TH 321 Rehearsal and PerformanceLASC - Creative ArtsPublic performance of full-length stage productions under faculty direction. Students assume performance and/orproduction “roles” as described in departmental manual.Offered every year. 3 credits.TH 335 History of American TheatreLASC - Creative Arts; United States and Its Role in the WorldThe history of American theatre from its beginnings to the present day.Offered every two years. 3 credits.TH 345 Acting IIPrerequisite: TH 191, TH 245Further development of acting skills with emphasis on stage–acting technique.Offered every year. 3 credits.TH 348 Stage CombatPrerequisite: TH 191, TH 245Training in armed and unarmed combat for the stage. Emphasis will be placed on safety and choreography of stage fighting.Offered every year. 3 credits.TH 350 PlaywritingPrerequisite: EN 102Writing for the stage, both theory and practical exercises. Students complete a one-act play by the end of the course.Offered once a year. 3 credits.TH 355 Theatre PracticumPractical work on Theatre production in various areas including acting, design, stage management, construction, etc.Offered every year. 1 creditTH 360 Scenic Design for TheatreLASC - Creative ArtsScenic Design for Theatre will include research, drafting, drawing and rendering, model building, and presentationof scenic designs for assigned plays.Offered every year. 3 credits.TH 370 Costume Design for TheatreLASC - Creative ArtsConceptualization, collaboration, research, figure drawing and rendering, swatching, organization, and presentationof costume designs for assigned plays.Offered every year. 3 credits.TH 380 DirectingPrerequisite: TH 245, TH 191Script selection, casting, scene analysis, blocking, rehearsal techniques, and other concerns of the theatrical director.Students direct short scenes and short plays.Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.TH 390 Lighting Design for TheatreLASC - Creative ArtsStudy and exercises in conceptualization, pre-visualization, collaboration, design presentation, qualities and functions of light, drafting the light plot, and control of theatrical lighting.Offered every year. 3 credits.TH 399 Special Topics in TheatreWill include study of topics on an as needed basis, (i.e., a course in conjunction with a production, or a course foradvanced students who wish to pursue further study.Offered at the discretion of the department. 3 credits.