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 Playwrighting
    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, 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 Theatre
    Will include study of topics on an as needed basis, (i.e., a course in conjunction with a producition, or a course for
    advanced students who wish to pursue further study.
    Offered at the discretion of the department. 3 credits.