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This course explores the arts and practices of theatre from classical to contemporary times. Students are introduced to the basic concepts and forms of theatre as well as to theories of its origins and purposes. Replaces 42.219 and 59.219; credit may not be earned for both 42/59.219 and THEA 201.
In this course students will experience the fundamentals of live theatre. Students will attend 5-8 productions of varying styles; including but limited to period productions, musicals and new works. Through readings, conversations with professional artists and live performances, students will explore the latest trends of the local area theatre community. Students will critically analyze theatrical productions from the point of view of audience. The purpose of our analysis as audience - to be able to read scripts and critically respond to productions from an informed perspective.
Survey of the materials, skills, and techniques of technical theatre (including scenic construction, scene painting, lighting, and sound production) through reading, lecture, and hands-on experience. Replaces 42.252; credits may not be earned for both 42/59.252 and THEA 221.
Basic principles and techniques in scenic, lighting and costume design for theatre. Replaces 42.260 and 59.386; credits may not be earned for both 42.260 and THEA 230 or for 59.386 and THEA 230.
Theory and practice of acting including exercises in the elements and methods of acting and the preparation of a public performance. Replaces 42.261 and 59.261; credits may not be earned for both 42/59.261 and THEA 261.
Introduction to the design and technical aspects of theatre through hands-on experience working on campus productions. Focus on basic principles of set, lighting, props, costume, makeup, and sound production. May be repeated for credit.
Study of the process of directing plays of different styles. Students will direct scenes with other members of the workshop and their work will be analyzed by the instructor and fellow students. Replaces 42.343 and 59/343; credits may not be earned for both 42/59.343 and THEA 340.
Pre-req: THEA 2610 Acting 1, or the equivalent.
A continuation of THEA 261 emphasizing techniques of scene study and characterization. Pre-requisite THEA 261 or the equivalent. Replaces 42/59.262; credits may not be earned for both 42/59.262 and THEA 262.
An introductory workshop exploring Shakespeare's plays from the standpoint of the actor. We will study techniques for understanding and activating Shakespeare's words through our bodies, voices, and imaginations. Students will gain a basic, hands-on knowledge of Elizabethan theatre practices, as well as skills in analyzing and performing Shakespeare's language, characters, and genres through action exercises, text analysis, monologues, and scene study.
Pre-req: ENGL.1010 College Writing I, or THEA.2010 Intro to Theatre, or THEA.2610 Acting I, or Permission of Instructor.
To discover the possibilities of you unique voice and physicality, to gain techniques to free up tension, release habitual blocks and inhibitions, and to explore creative expression through the voice and body, ultimately applying all of these elements to performance. This course uses techniques designed for voice, movement, and physical acting including Linklater, Alexander, Viewpoiints, Grotowski, Yakim and others.
Advanced study of a selected area of theatrical production, history, texts, or theory. Repeatable for credit when topics differ. Replaces 42.414 and 59.414; repeated credit may only be earned when topics differ.
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One-credit practicum in technical theatre (scenic construction, lighting, sound, costuming), consisting of work on a campus production under the supervision of Theatre Arts faculty.
Part-time, full-semester internship at a professional theatre. Program director's permission required. Replaces 42.495 and 59.495; may be repeated for credit with permission.
Supervised independent project in theatre. Instructor's permission required. Replaces 42.494 and 59.494; may be repeated for credit with permission.
Capstone-experience seminar focusing on advanced projects (in performance, dramaturgy, or design/tech) in the service of portfolio building and preparation for graduate study and/or work in the professional world of theatre. To be taken during the student's final year in the program. Instructors Consent required.