Theatre Courses (THR)

THR 113 THEATRE WORKSHOP I, 1 Hr.
PREREQUISITE: None.
This is the first in a six-course sequence which provide practical experience in the production and performance of a dramatic presentation with assignments in scenery, lighting, props, choreography, sound, costumes, make-up, publicity, acting, directing, and other aspects of theatre production.
 
THR 114 THEATRE WORKSHOP II, 1 Hr.
PREREQUISITE: THR 113.
This course is a continuation of THR 113.
 
THR 120 THEATRE APPRECIATION, 3 Hrs.
PREREQUISITE: None.
This course is designed to increase appreciation of contemporary theater. Emphasis is given to the theater as an art form through the study of history and theory of drama and the contributions to modern media. This course places emphasis on playwright, actor, director, designer, and technician to modern media. Attendance at theater productions may be required.
 
THR 131 ACTING TECHNIQUES I, 3 Hrs.
PREREQUISITE: None.
This is the first of a two-course sequence in which the student will focus on the development of the body and voice as the performing instruments in acting. Emphasis is placed on pantomime, improvisation, acting exercises, and building characterizations in short acting scenes.
 
THR 132 ACTING TECHNIQUES II, 3 Hrs.
PREREQUISITE: THR 131.
This course is a continuation of THR 131.
 
THR 213 THEATRE WORKSHOP IV, 2 Hrs.
PREREQUISITE: THR 115.
These courses are a continuation of THR 113, 114, and 115.
 
THR 214 THEATRE WORKSHOP V, 2 Hrs.
PREREQUISITE: THR 213.
This course is a continuation of THR 113, 114, and 115.
 
THR 216 THEATRICAL MAKE-UP, 2 Hrs.
PREREQUISITE: None.
This course is a study of the materials and techniques of theatrical make-up.
 
THR 236 STAGECRAFT, 3 Hrs.
PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor.
This course is a study of the principles, techniques, and materials in theatrical scenery and lighting.
 
THR 241 VOICE AND SPEECH FOR THE PERFORMER, 3 Hrs.
PREREQUISITE: None
This is a beginning course in the effective and healthy use of the vocal instrument for performance. It is designed to approach both the physical and mental processes of vocal production and includes the following: learning a physical/vocal warmup, dialect reduction, articulation, class performance and written exams.
 
THR 281 STAGE MOVEMENT I, 1 Hr.
PREREQUISITE: None.
This is the first in a two-course sequence which offer the student a basic introduction to movement for the stage for those interested in acting or dance. They also include consideration of role development through movement.
 
THR 282 STAGE MOVEMENT II, 1 Hr.
PREREQUISITE: THR 281.
This course is a continuation of THR 281.
 
THR 296 DIRECTED STUDIES IN THEATRE, 2 Hrs.
PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.
This course deals with problems in theater and art management. Problems may be arranged in conjunction with other disciplines in the Fine Arts.