THR100 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE (3). A survey of theatre for the general student. Includes a short examination of the origins of drama, directing, acting, set design, structure of drama, stagecraft, the physical theatre, theatre history, and lighting design. Provides the student an opportunity to be exposed to all aspects of theatrical production. Prerequisite: Freshman or sophomore standing. Each Fall/Each Spring.
THR133 STAGE MAKEUP (3). The techniques and special applications of make-up for
the stage. Recommended for Communication Arts and Education majors. Each Fall.
THR183 VOICE AND MOVEMENT FOR THE STAGE (3). Introduces the techniques of training the body and voice for the stage. Designed to bring about an awareness of the physical instrument through sound and movement. Recommended for all students involved in the theatre major. Alternate years. Spring 2007.
THR189 APPLIED THEATRE (1-3). A practical involvement with the actual preparation of a play for production. Phases of production involved are: acting, stage management, and technical theatre. Students may choose from 1 to 3 hours of credit (1 hour of credit requires 40 hours of work in a semester, 3 credits requires 120 hours of work). No more than 12 hours of Applied Theatre (THR 189 or 389) may be taken in the 124 semester hours required for graduation. No more than 3 hours of Applied Theatre (THR189 or 389) may be applied to Theatre majors and minors. Each Fall/Each Spring.
THR233 ACTING (3). Exposes the actor to freedom found through expressiveness, the
discipline of the actor in acting theories, and the relationship between freedom and discipline. Introduces movement and vocal awareness as well as stage terminology and technique. Each Fall.
THR235 STAGE MANAGEMENT (3). The responsibilities and techniques of the theatrical stage manager serving all areas of a production. Alternate years. Fall 2006.
THR290 STAGECRAFT (4). Introduction to the tools, materials, and techniques of scenery construction. Recommended for Communication Arts majors. Laboratory. Alternate years. Fall 2005.
THR300 DRAMA: FROM TEXT TO PERFORMANCE (3). Acquaints the non-major with the ideas and meanings of plays. Through the use of play readings, videos, live performances, and class discussions, each student gains a better understanding of and a greater appreciation for plays. (Intended for general education.) Offered as needed.
THR305 THEATRE HISTORY (3). A course for those interested in any phase of the dramatic arts. Lectures and reading form the basis for this survey of theatre practice, beginning with the theatre of Greece and Rome and continuing to the Restoration. Recommended for Communication Arts, History, and English majors. Alternate years. Spring 2007.
THR310 SCENE DESIGN I (3). Includes mechanical drawing, model-making, watercolor technique, period decoration, script analysis, and scene painting techniques. Recommended for Art students and Communication Arts majors. Alternate years. Spring 2007.
THR332 DIRECTING I (3). The student learns the function of a director and develops the necessary basic techniques of stage direction. Includes production problems, directing
movement and action, direction for character, climax, and tempo. Includes workshop
experience. Recommended for Communication Arts and English majors. Alternate years. Fall 2005.
THR334 SCENE DESIGN II (3). A continuation of THR310 with more advanced projects. Prerequisite: THR310. Offered as needed.
THR335 LIGHTING DESIGN I (3). Explores the basic theories of lighting for the stage through lecture, projects, and demonstration. Recommended for Communication Arts majors. Alternate years. Spring 2006.
THR336 LIGHTING DESIGN II (3). A practical and aesthetic approach to the techniques of theatrical and studio lighting. Prerequisite: THR335. Offered as needed.
THR347 TOPICS IN THEATRE (3). Explores a particular aspect of theatre, selected that
semester. A variety of subjects will be covered including scene painting,stage combat, dance and costuming. May be repeated as topics vary. Alternate years. Spring 2006.
THR360 DRAMATIC LITERATURE I (3). Traces the history and development of two phases of dramatic literature. Phase I: modern European drama–a study of European drama beginning with Ibsen, with some attention paid to social and philosophical significances as well as technique. Phase II: modern American drama–a study of American drama in its historical perspective with special emphasis on the development of the American theatre as an art. Alternate years. Fall 2006.
THR361 DRAMATIC LITERATURE II (3). An overview of dramatic and musical theatre, developments, and trends in American and European theatre from 1960 to the present. Offers a survey of the development of the musical theatre from pre-World War I to the million dollar spectacular musicals of the present day, as well as a study of dramatic literature beginning with the "Happenings of the 1960s" to the present day social/historical comment theatre. Alternate years. Spring 2007.
THR385 DIRECTING II (3). A continuation of THR332, including the direction of a one-act play. Prerequisite: THR 332. Alternate years. Spring 2006.
THR389 APPLIED THEATRE (1-3). See THR189.
THR390 REGIONAL THEATRE IN PERFORMANCE (1). An exploration of theatre in the area, combined with the examination of the types, styles, movements, and designs of theatrical production. Offered at branch campuses and occasionally on main campus.
THR400 SENIOR PRACTICUM (3). A senior project for the serious theatre student; this is an intense practical application of the art of directing, designing, acting, or stage managing. It culminates with the production of a full-length play at the college level. Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of instructor. Each Spring.