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The following course information is effective for the Spring 2018 term.

THE 121 Introduction to Theatre I

This course presents a broad overview of live theatre. It will cover the various elements that make up theatre, the history of theatre, the theatre of the present, and the practitioners involved in the production of live theatre. Work on college productions is required.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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THE 123 Diversity in American Theatre

This course will examine various dramatic expressions that reflect the experience and construction of racial and cultural identity in the United States. It will explore issues of diversity in contemporary U.S. society and introduce a sampling of dramatic literature which reflects this diversity. Specific focus will be given to African American Theatre, Hispanic Theatre, Asian American Theatre, Native American Theatre, feminist theatre, and gay and lesbian theatre.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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THE 125 Principles of Acting

This course introduces students to the fundamental skills and concepts of acting. Concentration, observation, playing action and other basics are introduced through acting exercises, improvisations, and scene study. Major acting approaches, such as Cohen, Meisner, Stanislavski, and Shurtleff, will be used as the basis for helping the actor acquire craft to create believable characters.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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THE 126 Stagecraft

This course provides training in methods of scene construction, tool use, property construction, painting, rigging and shifting, with elementary work in lighting practice and control. Practical methods will be taught as well as a survey of historical staging styles to give students an understanding of the evolution of theatre. 20-30 hours of work on college productions is required.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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THE 127 Theatre Practicum II

This course involves supervised work on a production, either via a smaller acting role or backstage technical work like Props Master, running crew, etc.

Prerequisite: THE 125 or THE 126

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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THE 128 Introduction to Theatrical Costuming

This course is an introduction to the principles and elements of costume design for the theatre. This course will cover design concepts, character analysis and the creation of theoretical costumes for a play. This is a project based class and students will develop beginning costume construction skills. No previous design, sewing or costume experience is required. Students will be required to work on some aspect of college theatre productions.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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THE 129 Theatre Practicum

This course is designed to give students an in-depth experience of the technical work involved in a theatre production. Students will learn how the elements of theatre proceed from the planning stage through the performance nights. Students will be expected to work on actual crews of a production.

Prerequisite: THE 125 or THE 126

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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THE 145 Voice for the Stage

This course explores the demands of an actor's vocal life and provides techniques to strengthen the speaker’s vocal instrument. Major voice production approaches, such as Linklater, Berry, and Rodenburg will be used to help the student develop a healthy expressive voice for the stage as well as for everyday communication.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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THE 223 Play Analysis for Production

This course is an introductory exploration of the relationships between the dramatic text and the play in performance with special emphasis on basic terminology and methodology. Representative plays will be studied in their genre, historical and social contexts.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered fall only

Offered Spring 2018: No

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THE 225 Acting II

This course is a continuation of the study of acting, this course will concentrate on characterization, scene study and ensemble work. An introduction to acting styles and period drama will be included.

Prerequisite: THE 125

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
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  • Units:
    3.00

THE 226 Lighting for Stage and Studio

This course will instruct the student in basic electricity, technology, and design of lighting for the stage; elements of studio lighting techniques will also be taught. Specifications and the use of instrumentation will be learned with a hands on approach. Special emphasis will be given to learning the operation of computer controlled lighting boards, as well as more basic manual lighting controllers. Lighting design theory will be explored and each student will complete two project designs.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

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  • Units:
    3.00

THE 228 Directing I

This course is an introduction to the principles, problems, procedures of directing for the stage. Will include historical background, script selection, interpretation, stage composition, blocking, rehearsal techniques and performance, and a workshop in which students will have the opportunity for practical application of the principles of directing.

Prerequisite: THE 125

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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THE 229 Stage Makeup

This course is an investigation of the principles, techniques and materials of stage makeup and practical experience in their application. Students will learn how to apply makeup on their own face using both cream and water-based makeup. Contouring, glamour, aging, facial hair, wig use, and historical character are some of the topics that will be covered. In addition, the creation of prosthetics and their applications will be learned. There will also be a section on triage or moulage makeup techniques.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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THE 299 Special Topics in Theatre

This course addresses the in-depth study of special topics in Theatre, which do not have specific courses in the catalog. Course content and requirements will vary depending on the topic being studied.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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