ACADEMICS

  • Theatre Courses

    TH 135 Oral Interpretation of Literature
    LASC - Creative Arts
    Techniques 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 Theatre
    LASC - Creative Arts
    An 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 Students
    All "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 Analysis
    Script analysis for theatre artists. How to take a script from initial reading to production
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    TH 236 History of Theatre I
    LASC - Creative Arts; Thought, Language and Culture
    Survey 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 II
    LASC - Creative Arts; Thought, Language and Culture
    Survey 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 I
    LASC - Creative Arts
    Introductory acting theory and practice. Students present brief monologues and scenes on stage.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    TH 246 Voice and Movement
    Prerequisite: TH 191, TH 245
    Training 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 I
    An 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 II
    An 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 Costume
    LASC - Creative Arts
    The 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 Design
    LASC - Creative Arts
    Fundamentals 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 Audiences
    Organization 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 Dramatics
    Principles 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 Performance
    LASC - Creative Arts
    Public performance of full-length stage productions under faculty direction. Students assume performance and/or
    production “roles” as described in departmental manual.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    TH 335 History of American Theatre
    LASC - Creative Arts; United States and Its Role in the World
    The history of American theatre from its beginnings to the present day.
    Offered every two years. 3 credits.

    TH 345 Acting II
    Prerequisite: TH 191, TH 245
    Further development of acting skills with emphasis on stage–acting technique.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    TH 348 Stage Combat
    Prerequisite: TH 191, TH 245
    Training 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 Playwriting
    Prerequisite: EN 102
    Writing 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 Practicum
    Practical work on Theatre production in various areas including acting, design, stage management, construction, etc.
    Offered every year. 1 credit

    TH 360 Scenic Design for Theatre
    LASC - Creative Arts
    Scenic Design for Theatre will include research, drafting, drawing and rendering, model building, and presentation
    of scenic designs for assigned plays.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    TH 370 Costume Design for Theatre
    LASC - Creative Arts
    Conceptualization, collaboration, research, figure drawing and rendering, swatching, organization, and presentation
    of costume designs for assigned plays.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    TH 380 Directing
    Prerequisite: TH 245, TH 191
    Script 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 Theatre
    LASC - Creative Arts
    Study 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 Theatre
    Will include study of topics on an as needed basis, (i.e., a course in conjunction with a production, or a course for
    advanced students who wish to pursue further study.
    Offered at the discretion of the department. 3 credits.