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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 AnalysisLASC—Creative Arts; Thought, Language, and Culture, Diversity Across the CurriculumScript 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—Global Perspectives; Thought, Language, and Culture, Diversity Across the CurriculumSurvey 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 ILASC—Creative Arts; United States And It's Role In The WorldAn 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 IILASC—Creative Arts; United States And It's Role In The WorldAn 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/or production “roles” as described in departmental manual.Offered every year. 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 CombatLASC—Creative Arts, Individual and Community Well BeingPrerequisite: TH 191Training 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 355 Theatre PracticumPractical work on Theatre production in various areas including acting, design, stage management, construction, etc.Offered every year. 1 credit. TH 360 Scenic Design for TheatreLASC—Creative ArtsScenic 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 TheatreLASC—Creative ArtsConceptualization, collaboration, research, figure drawing and rendering, swatching, organization, and presentation of 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, previsualization, 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 for advanced students who wish to pursue further study.)Offered at the discretion of the department. 3 credits.