THE - Theater

THE 101  Introduction to Theatre*  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101

This course includes the appreciation and analysis of theatrical literature, history and production.

THE 105  Fundamentals of Acting  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall Semester

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101

This course includes the study of dramatic performance techniques, including improvisations and interpretation of characters.

THE 205  Intermediate Acting  (3-0-3)  

Offered Spring Semester

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101

This course is a continuation of the study of techniques of body and voice control, improvisations, interpretation of characters and applied characterization, with special attention to textual analysis, verse drama and specialized stage movement and exercises.

THE 220  Theatre Laboratory I  (0-3-1)  

Offered Fall Semester

This course is a supervised participation in theatrical productions and focuses on student involvement, both backstage and onstage.

THE 221  Theatre Laboratory II  (0-3-1)  

Offered Spring Semester

This course is a supervised participation in theatrical productions and focuses on student involvement backstage, onstage and in the control booth.

THE 222  Theatre Laboratory III  (0-3-1)  

Offered Fall or Spring Semester

This course is the third in a sequence of laboratory courses offering supervised participation in a theatrical production. Students will receive practical experience in various areas tailored specifically to the needs of the assigned production. This course focuses on student leadership backstage, onstage and in the control booth.

THE 226  Children’s Theatre  (1-6-3)  

Offered on a rotational basis

This course is an applied study of the dramatic literature and production practices of theatre for youth. Final project will be the presentation of a play for local schools.

THE 250  Makeup for Performance  (3-0-3)  

Offered Spring Semester

Prerequisite: THE 101 or permission of instructor

This course covers the principles and methods for the design and application of makeup for performance on stage and screen.

THE 253  Stagecraft  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall Semester

Prerequisite: THE 101 or permission of instructor

This course is an applied study of technical theatre, including the fundamentals of scene design, set construction, painting, lighting, base electronics, properties, fly systems, drafting techniques and backstage organization.

THE 276  Script Analysis  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall Semester

Prerequisites: Placement into ENG 101

This course focuses on the basic styles and forms of dramatic literature. Emphasis is on script analysis from the perspective of a theatre practitioner utilizing traditional and non-traditional methods to explore the structure of dramatic literature from a variety of genres, styles and cultures.

THE 290  Voice and Diction for the Stage  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall Semester

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101

This course is a study of the principles of vocal production and standard American speech for the stage. Exercises include breath support and projection, tonal quality improvement and elimination of regional dialects through the study of the International Phonetic Alphabet.

THE 299  Research in Theatre  (0-9-3)  

Offered Fall or Spring Semester

Prerequisite: THE 101 and permission of instructor

This course provides an opportunity for students to investigate a faculty-approved topic related to theater using the application of practical research methods and is an independent study. The course is designed for students in an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science program to explore part of their major in more depth by working one-on-one or in small groups on faculty- or student-designed research projects.