We also offer a MINOR in Theatre.
8-Semester Plans are provided by programs to assist students in planning which courses to take during each of their eight semesters of college.
A total of 38 hours with grades of “C-” or better is required.
TH130 Introduction to Theatre (4)
TH140 Stage Makeup (2)
TH235 Stagecraft (4)
TH240 Acting (4)
TH340 Directing I (4)
TH342G Theatre History (4)
REQUIRED: 8 hours from the following.
EN331 Shakespeare (4)
TH330G Dramatic Literature I (4)
TH331G Dramatic Literature II (4)
REQUIRED: 8 hours, including 4 hours at 300- or 400-level, from the following.
TH185 Applied Theatre Practicum (1)
TH231G Theatre for Social Change (4)
TH250 Topics in Theatre (2)
TH335 Lighting Design (4)
TH336 Scene Design (4)
TH350 Advanced Topics in Theatre (4)
TH385 Applied Theatre Practicum (1)
TH441 Directing II (4)
TH495 Capstone Project (4)
TH130 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE (4). A survey of theatre for the general student. Includes an examination of the origins of theatre, directing, acting, forms of drama, structure and texture of drama, physical theatres, theatre history, and theatrical styles. Provides the student an opportunity to be exposed to many aspects of theatrical production.
TH140 STAGE MAKEUP (2). The techniques and special applications of make-up for the stage. Methods and application of the essentials in stage makeup including corrective, age. animal, character, creative, racial/ethnic and special effects.
TH185 APPLIED THEATRE (1). A practical involvement with the actual preparation of a play for production. Phases of production involved are: acting, stage management, and technical theatre. 1 hour of credit requires 40 hours of work in a semester. No more than 6 hours of Applied Theatre (TH 185 or 385) may be taken in the 124 semester hours required for graduation. Prerequisite: Freshman or sophomore standing.
TH231G THEATRE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE (4). Framed by critical investigations of the relationship between theatre/art, ideology, and social change/justice, this participatory course will explore theories on, and creative processes for, devising and employing various theatre forms with the intension of affecting personal, political, institutional, social, and/or community change.
TH235 STAGECRAFT (4). Theoretical and practical work in the fundamentals of technical theatre production. Content includes, but is not limited to, set construction, scene painting, properties, theatrical rigging and lighting, and basic design processes and realization. The use of quantitative skills and problem solving in interpreting representations will be stressed. Laboratory.
TH240 ACTING (4). 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 training as well as stage terminology and technique.
TH250 TOPICS IN THEATRE (2). Explores a particular aspect of theatre, selected that semester. A variety of subjects will be covered including scene painting, stage combat, stage management. [Skills: vary with topic].
TH330G DRAMATIC LITERATURE I (4). Traces the history and development of two phases of dramatic literature. Phase I: modern drama–a study of drama beginning with Ibsen, with attention paid to social and philosophical significances as well as technique. Phase II: modern American drama–a study of American drama in its historical, cultural and social reform perspective with special emphasis on the development of the American theatre as an art. [Skill: W] Prerequisite: EN101 or EN103H.
TH331G DRAMATIC LITERATURE II (4). An overview of dramatic and contemporary theatre from 1960 to the present. Offers a survey of the development of global 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. [Skill: W] Prerequisite: EN101 or EN103H. TH335 LIGHTING DESIGN (4). Explores the basic theories of lighting for the stage through lecture, projects, and demonstration. Prerequisites: TH130 or TH235.
TH336 SCENE DESIGN (4). Includes mechanical drawing, model-making, watercolor technique, period decoration, script analysis, and scene painting techniques. Prerequisites: TH130 or TH235. TH340 DIRECTING I (4). 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. Prerequisite: TH130.
TH342G THEATRE HISTORY (4). An Investigation of theatre as the evolution of a multidisciplinary artistic, cultural, social, economic, religious and political form. Dramatic texts representing eras will be studied as well as evidence of historical theatre practice. Course will focus on the origins of the theatre through Elizabethan. [Skill: W] Prerequisites: EN101 or EN103H and TH130.
TH350 ADVANCED TOPICS IN THEATRE (4). Explores in depth a particular aspect of theatre, selected that semester. A variety of subjects may be covered including Advanced Acting Methods, Period Styles, Advance Scenic or Lighting Design or Theatre Production Workshop. [Skills: vary with topic]. Prerequisite: TH130 or based on topic.
TH385 APPLIED THEATRE (1). A practical involvement with the actual preparation of a play for production. Phases of production involved are: acting, stage management, and technical theatre. 1 hour of credit requires 40 hours of work in a semester. No more than 6 hours of Applied Theatre (TH185 or 385) may be taken in the 124 semester hours required for graduation. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.
TH441 DIRECTING II (4). A continuation of TH340 Directing I, including the direction of a one-act play. Prerequisite: TH340.
TH495 CAPSTONE PROJECT (4). A senior project for the serious theatre student; this is an intense practical application of the art of 258 directing, designing, acting, or stage managing. [Skill: W] Prerequisites: Prerequisite: EN101 or EN103H, Junior or senior standing and program approval.