THEA 1100 Theatre Production Workshop (1,0,1)
This laboratory course provides students with an introduction to the practices and procedures of theatre production through hands-on application to the productions of the Department of Theatre Arts. The course is repeatable for credit.
THEA 1310 Introduction to Theatre (3,0,3)
This introductory course examines the theatre experience as both an art form and a social institution. The course is designed for the general student body. Those students who intend to major or minor in Theater Arts areas should elect another option to meet their fine arts requirement on the General Education curriculum.
THEA 1351 Beginning Acting (3,0,3)
An introduction to the approaches and techniques of the acting process for the novice performer.
THEA 2305 Fundamentals of Design (3,1,2)
This course will introduce students to the principles and fundamentals of theatrical design.
THEA 2315 Script Analysis (3,3,0)
This course teaches methods of reading, studying, and analyzing scripts for production on the stage. Concentration is placed on the script as vehicle for performance and the understanding of it from the perspective of the actor, director, designer, and technician.
THEA 2321 Stagecraft I: Scenery and Properties (3,1,2)
This course will provide students with an introduction to the discipline and practices of theatre technology in the areas of scenery and props. The class emphasizes practical application of demonstrated techniques, through laboratory experiences and projects.
THEA 2322 Stagecraft II: Lighting and Sound (3,1,2)
This course will provide students with an introduction to the discipline and practices of theatre technology in the areas of lighting and sound. The class emphasizes practical application of demonstrated techniques, through laboratory experiences and projects.
THEA 3100 Advanced Theatre Production Workshop (1,0,1)
This laboratory course provides students with advanced training in the practices and procedures of theatre production. Students will participate as production department heads for productions of the Department of Theatre Arts. The course is repeatable for credit.
THEA 3302 Christianity and Theatre (3,0,3)
This course provides an examination of the use of drama as an evangelical tool in both historical and contemporary contexts, as well as consideration of ethical and aesthetic questions raised by that usage. Students have an opportunity for practical experience and application. The course is designed for both theatre majors and non-majors.
THEA 3340 Theatre Technology (3,2,1)
This course will develop the student’s knowledge and application of the skills, materials, equipment and processes employed in specific areas of theatre technology. The topic will change each time the course is offered. The course may be repeated for credit when topics vary.
THEA 3358 Performance Techniques (3,2,1)
This course studies a variety of techniques in theatrical performance which are specific to the technicality of performing (e.g., Stage Combat, Voice & Movement, Choreography, Acting for the Camera, Reader’s Theatre & Voice Overs). The topic will change each time the course is offered and may be repeated for credit.
THEA 3359 Acting Styles (3,2,1)
This course studies a variety of specific advanced acting styles (e.g., Comedy & Improv, Shakespearean, Classical). The topic will change each time the course is offered and may be repeated for credit.
THEA 3362 Directing I (2,1,3)
This course is an introduction to the techniques of directing for the theatre including blocking, character development and play production. It is intended to equip students with the necessary knowledge to direct and stage a theatrical production. Emphasis is on rehearsal procedures and effective stage movement.
THEA 4101 Studio Lab (1,0,1)
This course is designed to stimulate students to unify all areas of their discipline. Students will put into practice their specific area of interest in theatre either through design, performance, or directing.
THEA 4300 Teaching Theatre in Public Schools (3,3,0)
This course is designed to prepare the student for teaching theatre arts in the public school system. It focuses on teaching theatre and related activities for grades K-12.
THEA 4311 Theatre History I (3,0,3)
Studies in the history of Theatre and performance traditions from its origins to the seventeenth century. Particular attention will be paid to the social, cultural, and aesthetic milieu of those significant theatrical periods.
THEA 4312 Theatre History II (3,0,3)
Studies in the history of Theatre and performance traditions from the eighteenth century to the present. Particular attention will be paid to the social, cultural, and aesthetic milieu of those significant theatrical periods.
THEA 4313 Theatre and Stage Management (3,0,3)
This course is an examination of practical and theoretical considerations in the process of theatre and stage management. The student will be introduced to the responsibilities, techniques, and procedures of academic, professional, and union regulated stage and theatre management.
THEA 4340 Advanced Design (3,1,2)
This course will develop the student’s knowledge and application of the skills, materials and process employed in theatrical design. This course is repeatable for credit.
THEA 4350 Theatre Arts Internship (0,0,3)
Advanced special interest coursework, consisting of practical application in cooperation with a professional theatre organization.
THEA 4359 Acting II (2,1,3)
An advanced level acting course for theatre majors and minors that exposes the students to the realistic play genre. The course will further explore the practice of the basic elements of acting as outlined by Stanislavski and others. Special attention will be placed on the works of Ibsen, Chekhov, Miller, Inge, and Williams. This will involve self-awareness exercises, training in improvisation, critical analysis of scripts and performances, and scene work. This is a performance course with the majority of time spent in the practice of acting.
THEA 4363 Directing II (2,1,3)
This course is an advanced study of the techniques of directing for the theatre including the process of creativity, the development of central concepts, and the exploration of space. This course is intended to develop the students' artistic sense, sharpen their use of beats, and hone their actor coaching abilities. Emphasis is on scene work and concept development.
THEA 4364 Scriptwriting (3,0,3)
This is a course in conceiving, developing, and marketing scripts for film or theatre. It covers a step-by-step approach to developing, pitching, outlining, and writing full-length scripts, as well as, the proper formats and techniques for professional scriptwriting. The course also covers marketing strategies for potential scriptwriters.
THEA 4390-99 Honors Research (3,0,3)
Honors Research is a program of study for individual instruction of the honors student. Prerequisite: Admission to the honors program.