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Undergraduate Degrees

Theatre  
List of all courses and their descriptions
List of all courses, their descriptions and offerings in the schedule book

THEA1011 - Production I
Spring 2015

Production is a one credit course that is open to any student within the University as an elective. This course is required for all students who choose a concentration in Theatre. Non-majors may repeat the course for up to 3 credit hours while Theatre majors are required to take 6 credit hours. Production includes but is not limited to the following activities: Performance in a departmental production, Stage Management, Set construction/crew, Lighting/Sound, Costuming, Promotions/Publicity, Front of House, and Production Dramaturgy.
1 Credits

THEA1012 - Production II
Spring 2015

Production is a one credit course that is open to any student within the University as an elective. This course is required for all students who choose a concentration in Theatre. Non-majors may repeat the course for up to 3 credit hours while Theatre majors are required to take 6 credit hours. Production includes but is not limited to the following activities: Performance in a departmental production, Stage Management, Set construction/crew, Lighting/Sound, Costuming, Promotions/Publicity, Front of House, and Production Dramaturgy.
1 Credits

THEA1013 - Production III
Spring 2015

Production is a one credit course that is open to any student within the University as an elective. This course is required for all students who choose a concentration in Theatre. Non-majors may repeat the course for up to 3 credit hours while Theatre majors are required to take 6 credit hours. Production includes but is not limited to the following activities: Performance in a departmental production, Stage Management, Set construction/crew, Lighting/Sound, Costuming, Promotions/Publicity, Front of House, and Production Dramaturgy.
1 Credits

THEA1014 - Production IV
Spring 2015

Production is a one credit course that is open to any student within the University as an elective. This course is required for all students who choose a concentration in Theatre. Non-majors may repeat the course for up to 3 credit hours while Theatre majors are required to take 6 credit hours. Production includes but is not limited to the following activities: Performance in a departmental production, Stage Management, Set construction/crew, Lighting/Sound, Costuming, Promotions/Publicity, Front of House, and Production Dramaturgy.
1 Credits

THEA1015 - Production V
Spring 2015

Production is a one credit course that is open to any student within the University as an elective. This course is required for all students who choose a concentration in Theatre. Non-majors may repeat the course for up to 3 credit hours while Theatre majors are required to take 6 credit hours. Production includes but is not limited to the following activities: Performance in a departmental production, Stage Management, Set construction/crew, Lighting/Sound, Costuming, Promotions/Publicity, Front of House, and Production Dramaturgy.
1 Credits

THEA1016 - Production Vi
Spring 2015

Production is a one credit course that is open to any student within the University as an elective. This course is required for all students who choose a concentration in Theatre. Non-majors may repeat the course for up to 3 credit hours while Theatre majors are required to take 6 credit hours. Production includes but is not limited to the following activities: Performance in a departmental production, Stage Management, Set construction/crew, Lighting/Sound, Costuming, Promotions/Publicity, Front of House, and Production Dramaturgy.
1 Credits

THEA1017 - Applied Voice I
Spring 2015

Students enrolled in this course will take private vocal lessons. These lessons will enable students to improve their breathing, range, control, tone and intonation by practicing vocal and breathing exercises. The students will add to their singing repertoire and acquire sensitivity to music and lyrics through research and coaching. Students will enhance their performance technique and build their confidence through continuity of observation and feedback from a professional vocal instructor, practice, and regular perfomrnce opportunities. Pre-requisite: THEA1210 or concurrent
1 Credits

THEA1018 - Applied Voice II
Spring 2015

Students enrolled in this course will take private vocal lessons. These lessons will enable students to continue to improve their breathing, range, control, tone and intonation by refining the breathing and vocal exercises developed in Applied Voice I. The students will broaden their singing repertoire and acquire additional sensitivity to music and lyrics by distilling skills learned in Applied Voice I. This course will build on Applied Voice I by providing long term continuity of observation by a voice professional. This will enable students to hone their performance technique and continue to build their confidence and technique.
Prerequisite: THEA1220 or concurrent
1 Credits

THEA1019 - Applied Voice III
Spring 2015


Prerequisite: THEA1230 or concurrent
1 Credits

THEA1020 - Applied Voice IV
Spring 2015

The students enrolled in Applied Voice IV will continue to take private vocal lessons. These lessons will temper their breathing, range, contro, tone, and intonation by refining the breathing and vocal exercises developed in Applied Voice III. The students will continue to augment their singing repertoire and clarify their sensitivity to music and lyrics by distilling skills learned in Applied Voice III and adding more challenging repertory to htier portfolio of song. The course will build on Applied Voice III by providing long term continuity of observation by a voice professional. This will enable stuents to solidify their performance technique and perfet their auditioning capability.
Prerequisite: THEA1240 or concurrent
1 Credits

THEA1021 - Applied Voice V
Spring 2015

The students enrolled in Applied Voice V will attend twelve private voice lessons over the semester. These lessons will refine their breathing, range, control, tone and intonation by encouraging continuity of the breathing and vocal exercises developed in Applied Voice IV. The students will extend their singing repertoire to include more esoteric repertoire and they will clarify their sensitivity to music and lyrics by distilling skills learned in Applied Voice IV. The course will build on Applied Voice IV by providing continuity of observation and active coaching by a voice professional. This will enable students to solidify their performance technique and perfect their auditioning capability.
Prerequisite: THEA1050 or concurrent
1 Credits

THEA1022 - Applied Voice Vi
Spring 2015

The students enrolled in Applied Voice VI will attend twelve private voice lessons over the semester. These lessons will act as a culminating experience for their technical training by solidifying the breathing and vocal exercises developed in Voice I-V. The students' singing repertoire and sensitivity to music and lyrics will be tested in the planned recital. The course will consolidate the skills acquired in Applied Voice I-V by providing a platform of a lifelong commitment to study. This will enable students to enter the professional world as either a teacher of voice or a professional singer.
Prerequisite: THEA1260 or concurrent
1 Credits

THEA1030 - Introduction To Theatre
Spring 2015

This course introduces students to theater as an Art form in both literature and practice by reading selected great works of dramatic literature, placing these works in historical context and performing selected scenes from this literature. Students will see drama as theater from an actor's perspective by framing dramatic literature in the technical application of drama to stage.
3 Credits

THEA1040 - Fundamentals Of Acting
Spring 2015

Students will build on their technical skills begun in Intro to Theater and begin to explore the nature of Acting Technique as having both an Internal and External nature. The students will create characters by applying their technique to various texts both in scene and monologue work. The students will be aware of the stage as a place where Truth in communication is an accepted practice and the power of applying this Truth to the human condition.
3 Credits

THEA1050 - Music Appreciation
Spring 2015

The students in this course will broaden their enjoyment of music and enhance their understanding of music by listening to a selection of major musical works from the standard repertory, applying basic principles of analysis and relating specific musical periods to the surrounding cultural milieu. Elementary music theory and it's relation to the piano keyboard will improve students' ability to read music and students will deepen their understanding of music by exploring the concept of musicality in performance. Students will learn to aurally recognize and comprehend the various elements of music that define style, genre, and period, and develop the vocabulary to discuss them.
3 Credits

THEA1060 - Musical Theatre: Jazz Dance I
Spring 2015

This course will expose students to technical exercises that will strengthen and lengthen muscles, build coordination and develop dance skills in the students. The combinations will expose students to basic musical theater repertory applications that are useful for audition and performance purposes.
3 Credits

THEA1070 - Musical Theatre: Jazz Dance II
Spring 2015

The students will improve the jazz dance technique acquired in Jazz Dance I through warm-ups, exercises and combinations. The technical exercises will strengthen and lengthen muscles, build coordination and develop dance skills in the students. The combinations will expose students to basic musical theater repertory applications that are useful for audition and performance purposes.
Prerequisite: THEA1060
3 Credits

THEA1210 - Chorus I
Spring 2015

The students in Chorus I will participate in a singing ensemble designed to improve their skills in sight-reading, ensemble blending and harmony. The chorus repertiore will consist of appropriate classical material as well as popular styles. The choices designed to reinforce the students' ability to perform in a viariety of settings. The students' sensitivity to harmony, tone and ensemble will be tested in a culminating concert. Opportunities will be sought to engage the chorus in community activates where appropriate.
1 Credits

THEA1220 - Chorus II
Spring 2015

The students in Chorus II will continue to participate in a singing ensemble and build on their skills in sight-reading, ensemble blending and harmony developed in Chorus I. The chorus repertiore will consist of appropriate classical material as well as popular styles. The choices designed to reinforce the students' ability to perform in a viariety of settings. The students' sensitivity to harmony, tone and ensemble will be tested in a culminating concert. Opportunities will be sought to engage the chorus in community activates where appropriate.
1 Credits

THEA1230 - Chorus III
Spring 2015

The students in Chorus III will continue to participate in a singing ensemble and build on their skills in sight-reading, ensemble blending and harmony developed in Chorus II. The chorus repertiore will consist of appropriate classical material as well as popular styles, reinforcing the students' ability to perform in a variety of settings. The repertoire encompasses a unique variety of primarily a cappella music and/or music by light instrumentation. The students' sensitivity to harmony, tone and ensemble will be demonstrated in culminating concerts on campus coupled with other performance opportunities such as community concerts where appropriate.
1 Credits

THEA1240 - Chorus IV
Spring 2015

The students in Chorus IV will continue to participate in a singing ensemble and build their skills in sight-reading, ensemble blending and harmony developed in Chorus III. The chorus repertiore will consist of appropriate classical material as well as popular styles, reinforcing the students' ability to perform in a variety of settings. The repertoire encompasses a unique variety of primarily a cappella music and/or music by light instrumentation. The students' sensitivity to harmony, tone and ensemble will be demonstrated in culminating concerts on campus coupled with other performance opportunities such as community concerts where appropriate. P
1 Credits

THEA1250 - Chorus V
Spring 2015

The students in Chorus III will continue to participate in a singing ensemble and build on their skills in sight-reading, ensemble blending and harmony developed in Chorus IV. The chorus repertiore will consist of appropriate classical material as well as popular styles, reinforcing the students' ability to perform in a variety of settings. The repertoire encompasses a unique variety of primarily a cappella music and/or music by light instrumentation. The students' sensitivity to harmony, tone and ensemble will be demonstrated in culminating concerts on campus coupled with other performance opportunities such as community concerts where appropriate.
1 Credits

THEA1260 - Chorus Vi
Spring 2015

The students in Chorus III will continue to participate in a singing ensemble and build on their skills in sight-reading, ensemble blending and harmony developed in Chorus II. The chorus repertiore will consist of appropriate classical material as well as popular styles, reinforcing the students' ability to perform in a variety of settings. The repertoire encompasses a unique variety of primarily a cappella music and/or music by light instrumentation. The students' sensitivity to harmony, tone and ensemble will be demonstrated in culminating concerts on campus coupled with other performance opportunities such as community concerts where appropriate.
1 Credits

THEA1310 - Music Theory I
Spring 2015

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3 Credits

THEA2020 - Intermediate Acting
Spring 2015


Prerequisite: THEA1040
3 Credits

THEA2030 - Technical Theatre
Spring 2015

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3 Credits

THEA2040 - Acting For The Camera
Spring 2015

The students will develop a practical knowledge of the basic techniques for acting for the camera. Familiarity with the specialized vocabulary of film and video production, blocking for individual scene and shot work and the differences between stage and screen acting will for the core of the class objectives. Each student will assemble a 'reel' of camera work that will include reporting, interviewing, commercial and scene work.
3 Credits

THEA2060 - Modern Trends In Theatre
Spring 2015

This course examines contemporary dramatic literature of the last 30 years and how that literature has been interpreted on the commercial and college stage. Students read a wide range of dramatic literature including musicals, dramas, and comedies with special attention given to Tony and Pulitzer Prize winners. Students also study movements in theatre such as audience interaction, puppetry, improvisation and dramatic adaptations of literature or film. Students investigate production histories, design concepts, playwrights and write literary research essays in MLA format.
3 Credits

THEA2070 - Stage Combat
Spring 2015

This course safely delves into creating the illusion of violence. Basic instruction in unarmed stage combat and quarterstaff stage combat will be addressed. Emphasis will be placed on safe execution of stage combat choreography, partnering and character development though stage combat choices. This course is taught completely through hands-on work with partners.
3 Credits

THEA2080 - Directing
Spring 2015

This course explores the role of the director and how that position functions within the collaborative theatre art form. Topics addressed includes the nature of Drama and action, play analysis, casting techniques, working with designers, working with actors in the search for character, visual aesthetics for the theatre, flow theory, and organizing and running rehearsals. The course is taught through lecture, discussion and hands-on directing of projects.
Prerequisite: THEA1040 or THEA2040
3 Credits

THEA2160 - Musical Theatre:Jazz Dance III
Spring 2015

In this course the students will improve their jazz dance technique acquired in Jazz Dance II through warm-ups, exercises and combinations. The technical exercises will strengthen and lengthen muscles, build coordination and develop dance skills in the students. The combinations will expose students to more advanced musical theater repertory applications that are useful for audition and performance purposes.
Prerequisite: THEA1070
3 Credits

THEA2170 - Musical Theatre: Jazz Dance IV
Spring 2015

The students will consolidate their jazz dance technique acquired in Jazz Dance I-III through warm-ups, exercises and combinations. Technical exercises to build strength, coordination and skill will become second nature. The combinations will expose students to the most advanced musical theater repertory and parepare them to audition and perform in the professional area.
Prerequisite: THEA2160
3 Credits

THEA2180 - Musical Theatre: Jazz Dance V
Spring 2015


Prerequisite: THEA2170
3 Credits

THEA2190 - Musical Theatre: Jazz Dance Vi
Spring 2015


Prerequisite: THEA2180
3 Credits

THEA3310 - Voice and Diction
Spring 2015

Students in this course will develop the skills necessary to be easily heard and immediately understood in any performance situation: theatrical, speech, or business. Students will adhere to acceptable practices of conversational English and overcome regional inflections and idiosyncratic vocal habits. The students will increase their vocal flexibility, attention to nuance, and articulation precision by applying a scoring technique for Spoken english drawn from The International Phonetic Alphabet.
3 Credits

THEA3320 - Special Topcs: Musical Theatre
Spring 2015

This course is designed to respond t special curriculum needs of the theater concentration. The focus and topics of the course will change as special needs and interest are identified by the department.
3 Credits

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