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2006-2008 Undergraduate Studies Northwest Campus Bulletin: Undergraduate Course Descriptions

 

 

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Theatre (THTR)

Music (MUS) and Theatre (THTR) courses are listed in separate sections.

THTR T100 Introduction to Theatre (3 cr.)
Overview of theories, methodology, and skills. Emphasis on theatre as a composite art. Relationship of various components: play, playwright, actor, director, designer, audience, critic, and physical theatre.

THTR T120 Acting I(3 cr.)
Introduction to theories, methodology, and skills: body movement, voice and diction, observation, concentration, and imagination. Emphasis on improvisational exercises. (Fall, Spring)

THTR T168 Theatre Production (1-2 cr.)
P: sophomore standing or consent of instructor. The study and application of theatre practices. Students will be assigned to all levels of departmental production for applied practice. Six credit hours required for Theatre Major.

THTR T220 Acting II(3 cr.)
P: THTR T120; permission of instructor. Textual analysis and techniques of communicating with body and voice. Study and performance of characters in scenes from Shakespeare and modern realistic and nonrealistic dramas. Lecture and laboratory. (Spring)

THTR T225 Stagecraft I(3 cr.)
Introduction to theories, methodology, and skills: analysis of practical and aesthetic functions of stage scenery, fundamentals of scenic construction and rigging, mechanical drawing for stagecraft. Lecture and laboratory. (Fall, Spring)

THTR T228 Design for the Theatre (3 cr.)
An overview of design principles and practices in all areas of the theatre. Emphasis on those aspects of design which are common to work in scenery, costumes, lighting, and makeup.

THTR T230 Stage Costuming I(3 cr.)
Introduction to theories, methodology, and skills: materials, construction techniques, pattern drafting, and decorative processes. Lecture and laboratory. (Fall, Spring)

THTR T302 Musical Theatre (3 cr.)
A history and analysis of musical comedy and revue from The Black Crook to the present. The musical theatre looked on as a mirror of the social, political, and cultural values of the times, reinforcing the needs of the audience. (Occasionally)

THTR T320 Acting III(3 cr.)
P: THTR T220. Character analysis and use of language on stage. Study and performance of characters in scenes from Shakespeare and modern realistic and nonrealistic dramas. Lecture and laboratory. (Fall)

THTR T325 Voice and Speech (3 cr.)
R. sophomore standing. Anatomy and functions of vocal mechanism; introduction to phonics; improvement of student’s voice and diction through exercises and practical work in area of student’s special interest. Theatre majors have registration priority.

THTR T326 Scene Design I(3 cr.)
P: THTR T228. Introduction to process of scene design, scene designer’s responsibilities, scene problem solving, and exploration of visual materials and forms. (Spring)

THTR T335 Stage Lighting I(3 cr.)
P: THTR T228. Introduction to theories, methodology, and skills; instruments and their use, control of light, practical applications. Lecture and laboratory. (Fall)

THTR T340 Directing I(3 cr.)
P: THTR T120 or THTR T228, or consent of instructor. Introduction to theories, methodology, and skills: play analysis, working with actors, basic elements of stage composition. (Fall)

THTR T390 Creative Work in Summer Theatre (1-3 cr.)
P: consent of department chairperson. Work in summer theatre productions. May be repeated once for credit. (Summer I)

THTR T392 Theatre Internship (3 cr.)
P: consent of instructor. Training and practice at a professional theatre or venue approved by the theatre faculty.

THTR T410 Movement for the Theatre (3 cr.)
P: THTR T120. Introduction to theories, methodologies, and skills involved in developing a flexible, relaxed, controlled body for the theatre. Emphasis on alignment, eye training, tumbling, stage combat, and relaxing body tensions. (Spring)

THTR T420 Acting IV (3 cr.)
P: THTR T320 and consent of instructor. Emphasis on ensemble acting and contrasting styles. Study and performance of characters in scenes from Ibsen, Chekhov, Strindberg, and classical Greek dramas. Lecture and laboratory. (Occasionally)

THTR T424 Stagecraft II(3 cr.)
P: THTR T225 or consent of instructor. History of stagecraft, stage mechanics, and perspective drawing. Lecture and laboratory. (Occasionally)

THTR T426 Scene Design II(3 cr.)
P: THTR T326 or consent of instructor. Work in line, color, and composition using historical conventions as the basis for contemporary scenic statements. Emphasis on period style and presentational forms. (Occasionally)

THTR T430 Stage Costuming II(3 cr.)
P: THTR T230 or consent of instructor. Pattern drafting, fabric selection, special construction problems, design and management of costume shops, and care of wardrobes. (Spring)

THTR T435 Electronics for Theatre Technicians (3 cr.)
P: THTR T335 or consent of instructor. Introduction to electronics; lighting control and other theatre-related electrical systems and devices. (Spring)

THTR T438 Lighting Design (3 cr.)
P: THTR T228 or THTR T335 or consent of instructor. Stage lighting design concept, development and implementation. Advanced lighting techniques and approaches. (Fall, Spring)

THTR T442 Directing II: Script Analysis (3 cr.)
P: THTR T340 and THTR T228. Problems and functions of director from selection of script through performance. Emphasis on script analysis. Lecture and practical projects. (Occasionally)

THTR T446 Theatre for Children (3 cr.)
Purposes, principles, and problems of staging plays for young people. (Occasionally)

THTR T470 Theatre and Society I(3 cr.)
The study of theatre history, performance, and dramatic literature from the primitive eras through the renaissance. Emphasis is on the relationship of theatre and its society. (Fall)

THTR T471 Theatre and Society II(3 cr.)
The study of theatre history, performance, and dramatic literature form 1660 to the present. Emphasis is on the relationship of theatre to its society. (Spring)

THTR T483 Topics in Theatre and Drama (1-3 cr.)
Studies in special topics not ordinarily covered in other departmental courses. May be repeated once for credit if topic differs. (Spring)

THTR T490 Independent Study in Theatre and Drama (3-6 cr.)
P: majors only, senior standing and consent of instructor. Creative projects and performances in the area of student’s special interest. (Fall, Spring)

THTR T499 Senior Performance Project (cr. arr.)
Students will develop a capstone performance, presentation, or performance project appropriate to their area of concentration.

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