THR - THEATRE

THR - 1010   CREATIVE PROCESS
[3 hours]  Using theatre games and theatrical techniques, students explore the nature of creativity and its relationship to their own processes of creative expression.

THR - 1030   STAGECRAFT
[3 hours]  Introduction to scenic design and construction using the tools and techniques of theatre including properties and scene painting. Lectures, readings and projects with practical laboratory experience. Students are required to purchase supplies.

THR - 1040   STAGE LIGHTING AND SOUND
[3 hours]  Introduction to theory and practice in stage lighting and sound.  Students will use lighting and sound tools and equipment in production crews on department productions.

THR - 1050   COSTUMING
[3 hours]  Introduction to the theory and practice of stage costuming. Lectures, readings and projects offer practical laboratory experiences.  Students will use tools and equipment of the costume shop on  production crews.  Students are required to purchase supplies.

THR - 1100   INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE
[3 hours]  Introductory survey of the development of theatre and drama from the ancient world to the present day; discussion of representative plays; slides and films complement  lectures.  (Not recommended or required for majors.)

THR - 2420   MAKEUP FOR THE ACTOR
[2 hours]  Principles and techniques of makeup for stage.  Practical execution of stage makeup problems. Students are required to purchase supplies.

THR - 2610   ACTING I
[4 hours]  An introduction to the art and craft of acting.  Through scene work and improvisation, students learn to use acting terminology, identify dramatic beats, develop character objectives, and play  actions.

THR - 2620   ACTING II
[4 hours]  Students are exposed to a range of techniques explicated by primary acting theorists/practitioners, including diagnosis of individual skills, work in voice, movement, textual analysis, and scene preparation.  Prerequisite: THR 2610

THR - 2630   ACTING: MODERN STYLES
[3 hours]  Scene and monologue study emphasizing the works in contemporary, non-realistic styles.  Scene labs, critiques, text study and research.  Rehearsal outside of class time.  Lecture and laboratory.  Prerequisite: THR 2620 or permission of instructor

THR - 2640   VOICE AND MOVEMENT
[2 hours]  Theory and practice of vocal and physical techniques for the actor.  Repeatable for up to 8 hours of credit.  (BFA Performance majors should enroll in the course every semester up to the  maximum credit.)

THR - 2990   SPECIAL PROJECTS
[1 - 3 hours]  Individual study provides a student an opportunity to work independently on a problem of special interest in theatre, film or dance under the direction of the faculty. For Freshman and Sophomore Students. Prerequisite: Prior approval of a prospectus by the faculty. (Seminar forms may  be picked up at the department office.)   Freshman and Sophomore Standing

THR - 3110   WORLD THEATRE I
[3 hours]  Developments and trends in theatre and drama from the ancient world through the Renaissance, including traditional forms of theatre in India, China, and Japan.

THR - 3120   WORLD THEATRE II
[3 hours]  Developments and trends in theatre and drama from the late 17th Century to the present day, including developments in Latin America and Africa.

THR - 3210   PLAYWRITING
[3 hours]  Creative writing for the theatre analyzing traditional and contemporary structure and style.  Prerequisite: THR 2100 or ENGL 2720

THR - 3410   STAGE LIGHTING DESIGN
[3 hours]  Principles and theories of lighting design for theatrical productions are explored.  Develop skills of script analysis, light study, light plot, and related graphics for conceptualization and communication of design ideas.  Prerequisite: THR 1040 or permission of instructor

THR - 3440   STAGE DESIGN
[3 hours]  Theory and principles of scenic design for stage are the focus.  Conceptualization and communication of design ideas are explored through renderings, models, ground plans and elevations. Students are required to purchase supplies.  Prerequisite: THR 1030 or permission of instructor

THR - 3470   THEATRE SOUND
[3 hours]  Students study the methods and techniques of sound production and design used in the theatre. Tools and techniques of audio production are used in laboratory recording and mixdown.  Prerequisite: THR 1040 or MUS 2270 or COMM 2610

THR - 3480   COSTUME DESIGN
[3 hours]  Principles and theories of costume design for theatrical productions are explored.  Develop skills of script analysis, sketching, fabric study, and rendering for conceptualization and  communication of design ideas.  Students are required to purchase supplies.  Prerequisite: THR 1050 or permission of instructor

THR - 3610   ACTING FOR THE CAMERA
[3 hours]  Performing dramatic material for camera with an emphasis on the differences between stage and screen performing.  Prerequisite: THR 2620 or permission of instructor

THR - 3640   VOICE AND DICTION
[2 hours]  Theories and practice of vocal techniques for the actor.  Diagnosis of individual skills continues work begun in voice and movement.  Prerequisite: THR 2640 or permission of instructor

THR - 3650   STAGE MOVEMENT
[2 hours]  Theories and practice of physical techniques for the actor.  Diagnosis of individual skills continues the work begun in voice and movement.  Prerequisite: THR 2640 or permission of instructor

THR - 3710   DIRECTING I
[3 hours]  The director�s approach to analyzing a script, formulating a production concept, and realizing that concept on stage.  Discussions and exercises progress to directing scenes or short plays in class.  Prerequisite: THR 2610, 2640 or permission of instructor

THR - 3800   PRODUCTION ACTING
[1 - 3 hours]  Through study and practice the student contributes significantly in areas of acting and performance on department productions.  Students should audition for roles in department productions.  Prerequisite: At least one other Theatre, Film or Dance course.

THR - 3810   PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
[1 - 3 hours]  Through study and practice the student contributes significantly as a stage manager, assistant stage manager or assistant to the director on department productions.  Students should apply for management positions the semester preceding.  Prerequisite: At least one other Theatre, Film or Dance course.

THR - 3820   SET CONSTRUCTION
[1 - 3 hours]  Through study and practice the student contributes significantly as a scenic carpenter, props person, scene painter or backstage crew on department productions.  Students schedule lab time with instructor.  Prerequisite: At least one other Theatre, Film or Dance course.

THR - 3830   COSTUME CONSTRUCTION
[1 - 3 hours]  Through study and practice students contribute significantly as members of the costume shop and wardrobe crew on productions. As a laboratory course students must see instructor to arrange lab time.  Prerequisite: THR 1050; at least one other Theatre, Film or Dance course.

THR - 3840   PRODUCTION LIGHTING
[1 - 3 hours]  Through study and practice the student contributes significantly as a lighting technician, master electrician or lighting operator on department productions. Students schedule lab time with  instructor.  Prerequisite: At least one other Theatre, Film or Dance course.

THR - 3850   PRODUCTION SOUND
[1 - 3 hours]  Through study and practice the student contributes significantly as a sound technician, audio engineer or sound operator on department productions. Students schedule lab time with instructor.  Prerequisite: At least one other Theatre, Film or Dance course.

THR - 3860   PRODUCTION DESIGNER
[1 - 3 hours]  Through study and practice the student contributes significantly as a production designer or design assistant on department productions. Students schedule lab time with instructor.  Prerequisite: At least one other Theatre, Film or Dance course.

THR - 3870   PRODUCTION DANCE
[1 - 3 hours]  Student contributes significantly as a dancer or choreographic assistant on department productions. Students schedule lab time with instructor.  Prerequisite: At least one other Theatre, Film or Dance course.

THR - 4110   MODERN AMERICAN THEATRE
[3 hours]  Developments and trends in the American Theatre since 1945.

THR - 4400   SEMINAR TOPICS IN DESIGN
[3 hours]  Individual and group investigations of particular topics in all phases of design and technology, i.e. scene painting, advanced design and rendering technique, new technology.

THR - 4620   ACTING: HISTORICAL STYLES
[3 hours]  Advanced training in acting with emphasis on effective vocal and rhetorical techniques and the  use of poetic rhythm and imagery in creating a role psychologically as well as physically.  Prerequisite: THR 2610, 2620, 2640 or permission of instructor

THR - 4640   DIALECTS FOR STAGE
[2 hours]  Exercises and projects designed to help the student explore the major regional and foreign stage  dialects.  An introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet.  Prerequisite: THR 2640, 3640 or permission of instructor

THR - 4700   MAJORS SEMINAR
[1 hour]  Survey of the full range of professional opportunities and practices in Theatre, Film, and Dance. Students in designated program tracks are instructed in resume, portfolio and interview  processes.  Prerequisite: Permission of coordinating instructor.

THR - 4800   SENIOR PROJECT
[3 hours]  The student conceives, creates and presents theoretical or executed theatrical productions as part  of the requirements for the B.F.A.  Prerequisite: Senior standing, approval of adviser and prior approval of a prospectus by faculty one semester in advance of registration.

THR - 4900   SPECIAL TOPICS:  THEATRE AND DRAMA
[3 hours]  Exploration of a special topic in the history and criticism of theatre and drama � e.g., Modern Theories of Theatre Art or Stanislavski�s Heritage or Baroque Theatre Architecture and Its Scenic Conventions.   Recommended: THR 2100 OR ENGL 2720.

THR - 4940   INTERNSHIP
[3 hours]  Internship with an approved program, company, or agency in theatre or film.  Student must submit project proposal for approval by advisor. (Repeatable for 6 hours credit.)  Prerequisite: Approval of adviser

THR - 4950   HONORS THESIS
[3 hours]  Research or a creative project on a topic in theatre or film.  Required of all B.A. and B.F.A. candidates seeking department honors. (Repeatable for 6 hours credit.)  Prerequisite: Approval of Honors Adviser

THR - 4990   SPECIAL PROJECTS
[1 - 3 hours]  Individual study provides a student an opportunity to work independently on a problem of special interest in theatre, film or dance under the direction of the faculty.  Prerequisite: Prior approval of a prospectus by the faculty. (Seminar forms may be picked up at the department office.)

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