Theatre (THE)

THE 1561     Introduction to Theatre     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: THE 1560,ENG 1560

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

This course will introduce students to the elements and structure of the theatre through analysis of written dramas and performance reviews. Students will read representative classic and contemporary plays and study the role of theatre in society and how theatre generates value as a humanistic discipline. The course will expose students to the techniques used by actors, directors and designers in contemporary American theatre. Students may be required to attend performances outside of class. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


THE 1571     Acting I     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: THE 1570

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

This course will focus on the fundamentals of stage acting. Through acting exercises and scene work, the course will provide an introduction to physical, vocal and rehearsal techniques common to contemporary theatre. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


THE 1580     Acting II     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: THE 1571

This course is a continuation of Acting One, designed to further develop the student's acting skills. The coursework will emphasize the application of scene study and rehearsal skills in the preparation and performance of scenes and monologues from contemporary and classical plays. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


THE 1581     Voice for the Actor     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: THE 1571

Geared toward the actor, but also beneficial to anyone wishing to improve one's voice and diction, this course will help the student identify strengths and weaknesses in his/her vocal production and provide tools that may be used to strengthen and improve breathing, phonation, resonance, articulation, pronunciation, phrasing and projection. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


THE 1583     Movement for the Actor     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: THE 1571

This course is designed to help the actor become more aware of his/her body and improve it as an instrument for the stage, through studies in movement characterization, dance and stage combat. It will introduce traditional and contemporary techniques of movement and provide exercises to improve posture, muscular strength, coordination, flexibility, musicality, dramatic movement ability and stamina. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


THE 1585     Acting for Film     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: THE 1571

This course will provide a comprehensive study of the intrinsic challenges, both technical and artistic, of film acting. The class will offer theoretical analysis and practical experience concerning the differences between film and stage acting techniques, and will focus on producing the non-theatrical work required for film. Students will develop their craft through extensive time in front of the camera, resulting in a taped scene of their final work. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


THE 1587     Audition and the Business of Acting     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: THE 1571
Pre- or Corequisite: THE 1580 (Recommended).

This class is designed to prepare the actor in the different audition techniques for stage and film and to provide insight concerning the challenges of a career in the theatre, television and film. Students will receive training in how to do effective cold readings, improvisation and monologue auditions, along with choosing appropriate audition materials. The course will provide information concerning headshots, resumes, interviews, casting directors, talent agents, unions and other topics necessary for getting work in the business of acting. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


THE 1590     Improvisation     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

The course will study the elements and structure of improvisation in performance. The student will participate in the organization and dramatization of both individual and group scenarios. Emphasis will be on the presentation of self in solo and group impromptu theatrical situations. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


THE 1601     Theatre Production and Technology     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

This course is an introduction to the equipment, materials, and techniques used in theatre production and design. Students will be exposed to costume design, set design, behind the scenes, stage rigging, prop building, stage organization, lighting and sound technology used in contemporary theatre, and will have an opportunity to apply those skills learned. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


THE 1701     Theatre Activity     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

This course provides novices and experienced actors or technicians with the opportunity to learn while participating in their chosen area of theatrical endeavor. Among the areas available for up to six units credit include acting, set construction, lighting, box office management, stage management, costuming, and design. The total number of rehearsal or lab time will be arranged according to the department schedule of activities. (One hour credit for 45 hours of rehearsal or lab time.) A written log of the activity must be presented to earn credit. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


THE 1702     Theatre Activity     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

This course provides novices and experienced actors or technicians with the opportunity to learn while participating in their chosen area of theatrical endeavor. Among the areas available for up to six units credit include acting, set construction, lighting, box office management, stage management, costuming, and design. The total number of rehearsal or lab time will be arranged according to the department schedule of activities. (One hour credit for 45 hours of rehearsal or lab time.) A written log of the activity must be presented to earn credit. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


THE 1703     Theatre Activity     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

This course provides novices and experienced actors or technicians with the opportunity to learn while participating in their chosen area of theatrical endeavor. Among the areas available for up to six units credit include acting, set construction, lighting, box office management, stage management, costuming, and design. The total number of rehearsal or lab time will be arranged according to the department schedule of activities. (One hour credit for 45 hours of rehearsal or lab time.) A written log of the activity must be presented to earn credit. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


THE 1704     Theatre Activity     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

This course provides novices and experienced actors or technicians with the opportunity to learn while participating in their chosen area of theatrical endeavor. Among the areas available for up to six units credit include acting, set construction, lighting, box office management, stage management, costuming, and design. The total number of rehearsal or lab time will be arranged according to the department schedule of activities. (One hour credit for 45 hours of rehearsal or lab time.) A written log of the activity must be presented to earn credit. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4


THE 1705     Theatre Activity     5 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

This course provides novices and experienced actors or technicians with the opportunity to learn while participating in their chosen area of theatrical endeavor. Among the areas available for up to six units credit include acting, set construction, lighting, box office management, stage management, costuming, and design. The total number of rehearsal or lab time will be arranged according to the department schedule of activities. (One hour credit for 45 hours of rehearsal or lab time.) A written log of the activity must be presented to earn credit. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 5


THE 1706     Theatre Activity     6 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

This course provides novices and experienced actors or technicians with the opportunity to learn while participating in their chosen area of theatrical endeavor. Among the areas available for up to six units credit include acting, set construction, lighting, box office management, stage management, costuming, and design. The total number of rehearsal or lab time will be arranged according to the department schedule of activities. (One hour credit for 45 hours of rehearsal or lab time.) A written log of the activity must be presented to earn credit. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 6


THE 1990     Fundamentals of Directing     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: THE 1571

This course will present students with an overview of the directing process and different styles of directing, giving them direct and practical experience in the art and craft of stage directing. The final project for the course will include a full play analysis and director's promptbook based on a ten-minute play that the student director will select, cast, block, rehearse and produce as a finished performance. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


THE 2101     Topics in Theatre: Advanced Acting for Film     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

Advanced Acting for Film. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


THE 2102     Topics in Theatre: Advanced Scene Study     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: THE 1580

Advanced Scene Study. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


THE 2103     Topics in Theatre: Acting Shakespeare     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: THE 1571

Acting Shakespeare. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


THE 2104     Topics in Theatre: Children's Theatre Production     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

Children's Theatre Production. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


THE 2105     Topics in Theatre: Improvisation II     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: THE 1590

Improvisation II. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


THE 2106     Topics in Theatre     1-3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

Topics courses will provide students with a focus on a particular area of theatre. The specific topics vary from semester to semester and will be announced in the corresponding Schedule of Classes. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1 - 3


THE 2107     Topics in Theatre     1-3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

Topics courses will provide students with a focus on a particular area of theatre. The specific topics vary from semester to semester and will be announced in the corresponding Schedule of Classes. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1 - 3


THE 2108     Topics in Theatre     1-3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

Topics courses will provide students with a focus on a particular area of theatre. The specific topics vary from semester to semester and will be announced in the corresponding Schedule of Classes. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1 - 3


THE 2109     Topics in Theatre     1-3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

Topics courses will provide students with a focus on a particular area of theatre. The specific topics vary from semester to semester and will be announced in the corresponding Schedule of Classes. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1 - 3


THE 2110     Topics in Theatre     1-3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

Topics courses will provide students with a focus on a particular area of theatre. The specific topics vary from semester to semester and will be announced in the corresponding Schedule of Classes. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1 - 3


THE 2111     Topics in Technical Theatre     1-3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

Topics in Technical Theatre courses will provide students with a focus on a particular area of technical theatre. The specific topics vary from semester to semester and will be announced in the corresponding Schedule of Classes. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1 - 3


THE 2112     Topics in Technical Theatre: Hair & Make-Up Design and Application     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

Hair & Make-Up Design and Application. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


THE 2113     Topics in Technical Theatre     1-3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

Topics in Technical Theatre courses will provide students with a focus on a particular area of technical theatre. The specific topics vary from semester to semester and will be announced in the corresponding Schedule of Classes. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1 - 3


THE 2114     Topics in Technical Theatre     1-3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

Topics in Technical Theatre courses will provide students with a focus on a particular area of technical theatre. The specific topics vary from semester to semester and will be announced in the corresponding Schedule of Classes. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1 - 3


THE 2115     Topics in Technical Theatre     1-3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

Topics in Technical Theatre courses will provide students with a focus on a particular area of technical theatre. The specific topics vary from semester to semester and will be announced in the corresponding Schedule of Classes. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1 - 3


THE 2116     Topics in Technical Theatre     1-3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

Topics in Technical Theatre courses will provide students with a focus on a particular area of technical theatre. The specific topics vary from semester to semester and will be announced in the corresponding Schedule of Classes. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1 - 3


THE 2117     Topics in Technical Theatre     1-3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

Topics in Technical Theatre courses will provide students with a focus on a particular area of technical theatre. The specific topics vary from semester to semester and will be announced in the corresponding Schedule of Classes. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1 - 3


THE 2118     Topics in Technical Theatre     1-3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

Topics in Technical Theatre courses will provide students with a focus on a particular area of technical theatre. The specific topics vary from semester to semester and will be announced in the corresponding Schedule of Classes. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1 - 3


THE 2119     Topics in Technical Theatre     1-3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

Topics in Technical Theatre courses will provide students with a focus on a particular area of technical theatre. The specific topics vary from semester to semester and will be announced in the corresponding Schedule of Classes. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1 - 3


THE 2120     Topics in Technical Theatre     1-3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

Topics in Technical Theatre courses will provide students with a focus on a particular area of technical theatre. The specific topics vary from semester to semester and will be announced in the corresponding Schedule of Classes. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1 - 3