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THEATRE COURSE CONTENT DESCRIPTIONS
STAGECRAFT -- Principles of constructing, painting, rigging, and assembling modern stage scenery and equipment.
THEATRICAL MAKE-UP -- Study of the purpose, principles and materials of stage make-up. Intensive practice in the art of make-up.
MAKE-UP -- Study of the purpose, principles and materials of stage make-up. Intensive practice in the art of make-up.
COSTUME CONSTRUCTION -- In this course, the student will learn the uses of fabrics, building of patterns, basic construction techniques and apply these techniques to specific historic periods or styles of dress.
STAGE LIGHTING -- Acquaints the student with the equipment, control systems, basic electrical theory, color, and practice of effective lighting, and basic principles of sound.
STAGECRAFT II -- Intensive study and practice in planning, layout, construction, and painting of the stage setting. Tools, material, and resources used by the stage technician.
THEATRICAL PRODUCTION -- Laboratory work in departmental productions in any production activity. Three hours lab work for each one hour of credit per week.
INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE/THEATRE APPRECIATION -- A survey and analysis of theatre history, literature and practices relating of the theatre as a social force. Theatre is examined from the perspectives of audience, playwright, director, actor, and designers.
INTRODUCTION TO THEATRICAL DESIGN -- This course examines the elements and theory in all functions of theatrical design, and production.
ORAL INTERPRETATION -- Re-creation and oral communication of works of literary art. The selection, evaluation, analysis, interpretation, and oral presentation of various types of selections from prose to verse.
ACTING I -- Designed to acquaint the beginning actor with the fundamentals of acting, this course explores the physical, vocal, emotional, and technical aspects of the actor's craft.
ACTING II -- This course will develop the actor's craft through scene study, and various techniques of character analysis and development.
VOICE AND DICTION -- Study of vocal mechanism, phonetics, IPA, and related exercises to improve student's voice, articulation, pronunciation and expressive intonation for effective oral communication.
AUDITION TECHNIQUES -- The student will develop an understanding of the concept of auditioning. Development of monologues for auditioning, demonstrate methodology of "cold reading", and prepare picture and resume.
ACTING STYLES -- The course includes a study of the history, development, and techniques of various acting styles.
DIRECTING -- Theory and practical exercise to acquaint the student with techniques of play analysis, directing, and stage management.
APPRENTICESHIP IN THEATRE ARTS -- The student will gain practical experience in a specific aspect of the theatre by working with a professional or semi-professional company either as an actor or as part of the production team.
THEATRE HISTORY I -- Aesthetic and social relationships of theatre and western civilization from primitive times to the mid-17th century.
THEATRE HISTORY II -- Aesthetic and social relationships of theatre and western civilization from the mid-17th century to the present.
COSTUME HISTORY -- To acquaint the student with the costumes worn by people of dramatically significant periods and countries.