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THEATRE (THR)

THR100 - Theatre Appreciation Credits: 3
This course is an introduction to the nature of theatre art and its representative dramatic genres, and the functions of the basic practices of the playwright, actor, director, and design technicians. The course is designed to help students bring critical thinking skills into their experience as theatergoers, and increase their appreciation and evaluation of theatre presentations. By reading, discussing, and seeing plays, students will have a better understanding of the various elements of theatre and theatre production as art.

THR101 - Acting I Credits: 3
This course is a beginning level study, practice, and execution of the fundamentals of acting. Emphasis is placed on the effective communication of ideas and emotions by a dramatic character to an audience through increased awareness of the mechanics of voice, body, emotion, and analysis as tools for the actor. Course content includes staging techniques, improvisation, theatre games, scenes, monologues, stage movement, and an introduction to the vocabulary of the theatre.

THR103 - Fundamentals of Stagecraft Credits: 3
This is a lecture and laboratory that emphasizes student understanding and involvement in the many phases of technical theatre production. The student will study the aesthetics and practical applications and principles of stage production. Class material introduces students to scenery, lighting, sound, and properties. Emphasis will be placed on set design and construction. Students will also be introduced to aspects of stage organization and management, stage activity, and other related stagecraft technologies. Rules of stage and tool safety will be learned and practiced.

Corequisites: THR 280, 281, 282.

THR105 - Script Analysis Credits: 3
This course studies plays, from page to stage, with emphasis on critical analysis of structure, genre, theme, style, character, language, dramatic event, and point of view of the actor, director, critic, and audience. Emphasis is placed upon the collaborative effort of the artists and technicians in the production process, and the development of basic skills of play analysis.

THR201 - Acting II Credits: 4
This course is a continuation of Acting I. This course refines student skills they developed in Acting I and continue to explore the acting process through readings, theatre attendance, and performance work. Emphasis is placed on character analysis through lecture, demonstration, improvisation, script analysis, movement, and scene projects. Students will also examine the role of imagination, perception, and creativity in performance.

Prerequisite: THR 101.

THR211 - History of Theatre I: Ancient Greece to the Restoration Credits: 3
This course is designed to introduce students to a history of theatre of the Western canon from ancient times to the Restoration in England. Students will examine the physical theatre and methods of staging drama from the earliest records to the mid-17th century. Emphasis is placed on text analysis, author creativity, and the relationship of the theatre to the historical, political, and religious events of the times. It will also study various genre and themes popular and relevant to each period.

THR212 - Theatre History II Credits: 3
This course is designed to introduce students to a history of theatre of the Western canon from the English Restoration to the present, including genre such as: Comedy of Manners, Epic Theatre, Absurdism, and aspects of American Realism. Students will examine the physical theatre and methods of staging drama from the earliest records to the mid-17th Century. Emphasis is placed on text analysis, author creativity, and the relationship of the theatre to the historical, political, and religious events of the times. It will also study various genre and themes popular and relevant to each period.

THR280 - Lighting/Sound Practicum Credits: 3
This is a hands-on course, which gives students actual experience in preparation for play production in the art of lighting and sound. Emphasis is placed on introducing students to the fundamentals, techniques, and methods used to realize lighting and sound plots, with particular attention paid to the technical skills re- quired to prepare, set, and run lighting and sound equipment. Time required for initial lecture/classroom fundamentals will be determined by instructor with student. Students may acquire hours outside of college setting through local theatre productions, only with the prior approval of instructor and/or theatre coordinator.

Corequisite: THR 103

THR281 - Costume/Makeup Design Practicum Credits: 1
This is a hands-on course, which gives students actual experience in preparation for play production in the art of costuming and makeup. Students work with conceptions and practical applications of design, creation, and application techniques for the stage. Time required for initial lecture/ classroom fundamentals will be determined by instructor with student. Students may acquire hours outside of college setting through local theatre productions, only with the prior approval of instructor and/or theatre coordinator.

Corequisite: THR 103.

THR282 - Stage Management Practicum Credits: 1
This is a hands-on course, which gives students actual experience in preparation for play production in the art of the business of stage management. Students will learn and practice the role of stage manager in the theatre through projects and preparation for a theatrical production, from pre-production to auditions, and from first rehearsal through closing night and strike. Students may acquire hours outside of college setting through local theatre productions, only with the prior approval of instructor and/or theatre coordinator.

Corequisite: THR 103.

THR290 - Special Theatre Topics Credits: 3
A study of topics of special interest not extensively treated in regularly offered theatre courses. Topic to be determined by theatre coordinator and/or instructor to meet demands of student body. This course is intended to build on the knowledge and skills developed in the theatre curriculum, to include emphasis in, either dramatic literature, acting, or theatre technology. This course will meet require- ments for general education outcomes and will be designed to meet standards for transfer credit.

Prerequisite: Permission of chairperson.

THR291 - Independent Study: Theatre Credits: 3
Independent research, study, and/or performance under the direction of a faculty member or theatre coordinator. The project may be in any theatre area includ- ing performance, research, and technical theatre. The project requires the approval of a supervising faculty member and the coordinator of theatre curriculum. A paper is required.

Prerequisite: Entry-level course or per- mission of chairperson.