College Courses

 

Theatre

THEA 221 Acting I (3)

This course introduces students to theatre and the discipline of acting. Emphasis is on vocal development and script analysis. Students develop skills in speech and movement, experience growth in an understanding of character, and form a philosophy of acting.

THEA 222 Acting II (3)

This course is designed to increase students’ range and versatility. The elements of drama and comedy are studied and emphasis is placed on authentically portraying a range of characters.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 221 Acting I

THEA 340 Musical Theatre Workshop (3)

This course offers introductory studies in rehearsal and performance of musical theatre. Rehearsal techniques incorporate vocal, speech, dramatic, and choreographic coaching. Students also develop skills in make-up, hair, costumes, set design, and set construction. The semester culminates in a performance of scenes from various musicals. Assignment to roles in the productions is on the basis of audition.

Cross-listed: MUS 340 Musical Theatre Workshop

THEA 360 Theatre Production and Performance I (3)

Research, rehearsal, design, staging and presentation of an entire theatre production by a theatre ensemble. Students can expect to invest a minimum of 120 hours in rehearsal and 40 hours in production.

Note: Admittance to course is by instructor permission; assigned roles are by audition; students may take a maximum of 9 credit hours of THEA 360, MUS/THEA 365, THEA 460, or MUS/THEA 465 for credit

Prerequisite(s): THEA 222 Acting II

THEA 365 Musical Theatre Production and Performance I (3)

Research, rehearsal, design, staging and presentation of an entire musical theatre production by a musical theatre ensemble. Students can expect to invest a minimum of 120 hours in rehearsal and 40 hours in production.

Cross-listed: MUS 365 Musical Theatre Production and Performance I>

Note: Admittance to course is by instructor permission; assigned roles are by audition; students may take a maximum of 9 credit hours of THEA 360, MUS/THEA 365, THEA 460, or MUS/THEA 465 for credit

THEA 460 Theatre Production and Performance II (3)

Research, rehearsal, design, staging and presentation of an entire theatre production by a theatre ensemble. Students can expect to invest a minimum of 120 hours in rehearsal and 40 hours in production.

Note: Admittance to course is by instructor permission; assigned roles are by audition; students may take a maximum of 9 credit hours of THEA 360, MUS/THEA 365, THEA 460, or MUS/THEA 465 for credit

Prerequisite(s): THEA 360 Theatre Production and Performance I

THEA 465 Musical Theatre Production and Performance II (3)

Research, rehearsal, design, staging and presentation of an entire musical theatre production by a musical theatre ensemble. Students can expect to invest an minimum of 120 hours in rehearsal and 40 hours in production.

Cross-listed: MUS 465 Musical Theatre Production and Performance II

Note: Admittance to course is by instructor permission; assigned roles are by audition; students may take a maximum of 9 credit hours of THEA 360, MUS/THEA 365, THEA 460, or MUS/THEA 465 for credit

THEA 490 Drama and Theatre Internship (3)

An internship with a professional theatre company.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 221 Acting I, THEA 222 Acting II and permission of Musical Theatre coordinator