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Theatre Courses


This course is a pass/fail requirement for theatre majors and  minors to develop  a greater sense of collaboration, community and  ensemble as well as provide additional opportunities for continued  development as a Christianartist. The first semester  in the sequence requires participation  in  the makeup  and  auditioning  workshops. Most events also open to interested students outside of the department. Every semester. Zero hours.

This course is a pass/fail requirement for theatre majors and  minors to develop  a greater sense of collaboration, community and  ensemble as well as provide additional opportunities for continued  development as a Christian  artist. Should  be repeated  each semester a declared theatre major or minor is in residence unless they are registered for  THT 101  or THT 103. Most events also open to interested  students outside of the department. Every semester. Zero  hours.

This course is a pass/fail requirement for theatre majors and  minors to develop  a greater sense of collaboration, community and  ensemble as well as provide additional opportunities for continued  development as a Christian  artist. Each student is required  to attend  a theatre­focused  professional conference, choice of  conference must be approved  by the theatre faculty. Most events also open to  interested  students outside of the department. Every  semester. Zero to one hour.

A survey of historical theatre practice in the West (with  some attention given to Eastern styles); introduction to the elements of theatre production together with an examination  of the various crafts comprising this collaborative art form: acting, directing, playwriting, design, and  criticism; introductory discussion of Christian philosophy of dramatic art. Offered every semester. Three hours. FAR

A study of European  and American masterpieces of drama from the 1960s to the present day from a Christian  perspective. Every other spring. Three hours. HUM

This course is the first in a two­course sequence which aims to give students an introduction to and training of the stage actor’s tools: voice, body, imagination, concentration, etc., while also helping  students to think  Christianly about various ethical and aesthetic issues pertaining to acting and  the production of plays for public consumption. Meets for  three class sessions plus one lab session each week. Every  fall. Four hours. FAR

This is a survey course examining Western theatre history  from the Ancient Greeks, through the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Restoration up to the 18th century as well as touching  on theatre traditions of Asia. Attention will be placed  on the dramatic literature of various periods, conventions of production, subsequent interpretations of the literature, the larger historical context for each period  and  the changing  relationship  between religion and  theatre. Every other fall. Three hours. FAR

This is a survey course examining Western  theatre history  from the 18  th century up through the avant­garde theatre of  the 1960’s. Attention  will be placed  on  the dramatic literature of various periods, conventions of production, subsequent interpretations of the literature, the larger  historical context for each period and the changing  relationship between  religion  and theatre. Every other  spring. Three hours. FAR

Lower division laboratory course in  a variety of aspects of  theatre performance and production. Project assignments in  departmental productions. Every semester. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. May be repeated  for credit two  times. One to three hours.

A course designed to introduce the student to the physical elements of vocal production and the technical elements of  vocal variety through  the Lessac method, in order to  strengthen  and  broaden the speaker’s technical precision, variety and  vocal creativity in production of  American  Standard  Speech. Course work  will include transcription  work, oral drill and  performance. This class serves as the prerequisite to THT 397. Accents and Dialects. Every other  fall. Three hours.

This course offers opportunities for study in various topics of interest within the field of theatre. These may be short­term courses offered  during  the semester or  during the summer term. Topics will be decided upon by the faculty as need  and  interest arise. Credit hours to bedetermined, one to three hours.

A course exploring  the various tasks and  arts which  encompass the job of a stage manager in various venues including  Equity houses. Prerequisites: THT 202. Offered  every other spring. Two hours.

A study of Christian thought on the arts, with specific reference to dramatic forms. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; THT 202  or permission of instructor. Offered  every other fall. Three hours.

A workshop on the art and craft of playwriting with the goal of creating a professionally competitive one act or ten  minute play for possible production. Plays should not only  be creative, effective, and  marketable, but will also be morally responsible in terms of a Christian aesthetic. Lectures on craft issues include voice, structure, format, and  the play development process. Class members are expected  to produce a one act or ten minute play, to evaluate their  own  work  and that of others in the class, and  to complete various exercises and  assignments given throughout the semester. Prerequisites: ENG 111 with a grade of “B” or  higher and THT 202, or permission of instructor. Every other  spring. Three hours.

This course emphasizes the analysis and  writing  of film screenplays. It acts as a workshop for understanding story  structure and  development, and  enables the scripting of  scenes and short films through several informative lectures and workshops. The goal is to help the student identify and  write a short script that is creative, marketable, and effective by Hollywood’s standards, while also reflecting  a biblical Christian  worldview. Prerequisite: ENG 111  English  Composition with a grade of "B" or higher, or permission of  instructor. Every other spring. Three hours.

This course introduces students to the design process for the theatre in the areas of sets, costumes, lighting  and sound. Emphasis will be placed  on distilling  a play into a design  concept, developing a design from that concept and working  with other designers to achieve a unified  design. Co­  or  prerequisite: UTC 1410 Stagecrafts. Every other fall. Three hours.

Course designed  to prepare students for work  in semi­  professional and  professional theatre including  writing  resumes, creating  portfolios and  preparation of audition  monologues. Course will cover areas of interest in acting, design and/or stage management. Offered every other spring. Two hours.

Upper division laboratory course in a variety of aspects of  theatre performance and production. Project assignments in  departmental productions. Every semester. Prerequisite: two  semesters of  THT 290  or equivalent, plus permission of  instructor. May be repeated  for credit two times. One to  three hours.

Study in the elements of  and  practice in the production  of  various English dialects and  foreign accents for stage and  camera use, taken from the following  list: American  Southern, New York City, New England, Standard British, Cockney, Irish, Scottish, Italian, French, German, or  others specially requested. Prerequisite: THT 297 or permission of  instructor. Every other fall. Three hours.

Designed  for the student who has demonstrated  potential ability for independent study, this course allows him or her  to choose and  to explore, under the guidance of  an  instructor, an area of  the discipline not fully covered  in  available courses. Credit to be determined  in each case; maximum credit, three hours per semester.

A continued  study of  Christian thought on the arts, with  specific reference to theatre and film. Prerequisites: THT 302, and  Sophomore standing or permission  of the instructor. Offered every other fall. Three hours.

Experience working in  various capacities, as assigned, in  a professional theatre. Such capacities may include but need  not be limited to acting, directing, stage management, house and publicity, design, set/prop/costume construction, make­  up, crewing, work  with  theatre outreach and/or educationventures of the theatre. Prerequisite: permission of  instructor. Three hours.

A continued study of principles/practices introduced in Acting I; emphasis laid on scene study, with attention being given to various historic dramatic styles. Meets for three class sessions plus one lab session each week. Every other fall. Prerequisite: THFTHT 235. Four hours.

An upper­division  laboratory class in which students will learn the basics of directing  plays for the stage as well as direct selections from plays. Prerequisites THT 202 and 235. Offered every other spring. Four hours.

The student will explore and analyze a topic related to the discipline of theatre in the light of Christian  philosophy. The study may result in a written thesis, though  often projects such as directing a play, performing a major  role, designing  a show, etc. are permitted  if the student’s first reader  deems that the student has successfully  completed  sufficient preparatory course work. Upon  completion of the paper or project, there is a final oral exam. Two or three hours.

 

Spring 2014 Departmental Course Offerings
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Subject Course# Course Title Days Begin Endsort icon Instructor
THT 101 Company Muster I S 1000 1050 Hallstrom, Camille
THT 102 Company Muster II S 1000 1050 Hallstrom, Camille
THT 340 Acting for Singers MWF 1000 1050 Kirby, Deborah
THT 397 Accents and Dialects R 1200 1250 Hallstrom, Camille
THT 235 Acting I WF 1300 1350 Kirby, Deborah
THT 397 Accents and Dialects TR 1300 1415 Hallstrom, Camille
THT 235 Acting I M 1300 1550 Kirby, Deborah
THT 250 Theatre History I MWF 1600 1650 Hallstrom, Camille
THT 202 Introduction to Theatre TR 1600 1715 Hallstrom, Camille
THT 202 Introduction to Theatre TR 1600 1715 Hallstrom, Camille
THT 290 Production Practicum MTWRF 1800 2100 Kirby, Deborah
THT 390 Production Practicum MTWRF 1800 2100 Kirby, Deborah
THT 202 Introduction to Theatre T 1900 2130 Hallstrom, Camille
THT 202 Introduction to Theatre M 1900 2130 Hallstrom, Camille