A survey of the theory and practice of theatre as an art form through the reading of selected plays, discussion of playwrights, genres, styles, and production methods.
Students learn form, position, muscle control, flexibility and the basic movements to bring them to a level that will enable them to enjoy and develop a love for the art of dance. (Same as PED 122)
This course is an exploration of the necessary skills required of stage technicians involved in stage carpentry, properties construction, and scene painting. Theories of production and the distribution of responsibilities in theatre organizations are examined. Prerequisite: THE 101
This course focuses on the necessary skills required of stage technicians involved in stage lighting, costume construction, and make-up. Electrical safety, equipment maintenance, stitching, and color theory are examined. Prerequisite: THE 101
Practical work on a Harlequin Theatre Production as actor, backstage technician, or front of house personnel. No previous theatre experience required. Assignments are made by the instructor during the term student is registered. Maximum credit allowed for graduation is 4 credits. (200-level credits must be completed before 300-level credits)
Study of the process for improvement of voice production, vocal placement, and diction through the use of vocal exercises and readings from dramatic and non-dramatic literature.
An introduction to the process of stage acting, through basic acting exercises and improvisation, which will enhance interpersonal communication and extemporaneous speech skills. Students will rehearse and present scenes in class.
A continuation of principles established in Beginning Acting with an emphasis on creating a character through improvisational exercises and rehearsal and class presentation of monologues and scenes from the plays of Shakespeare. Prerequisite: THE 232.
The course will examine principles of theatrical design derived from major practitioners since the advent of Realism. Exercises will emphasize the foundational skills of drafting and rendering as used to express set, lighting, and costume design concepts for the stage. Prerequisites: THE 101, THE 201 & 202.
A continuation of principles taught in Fundamentals of Dance giving the student an in depth view of a variety of dance forms such as ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, and musical theatre dance while fine tuning the body, building cardio-vascular health and giving each participant a sense of well being. Prerequisite: THE 122 or PED 122 or permission of instructor. (Same as PED 282)
A critical examination of contemporary plays as documents of personal liberation. In addition to dramatic texts, readings include theoretical works from feminism, masculism, and gay liberation. Prerequisite: THE 101, 232 or permission of instructor.
An intensive writing workshop exploring the art of writing a play. Students will learn the art of rewriting, as well as the art of writing a play. Prerequisite THE 101 or permission of instructor.
The course explores style and form in set, lighting, and costume design as dictated by plays chosen from a range of historical periods and differing points of view. Practical application of design principles of is emphasized. Prerequisites: THE 101, THE 201 & 202 and THE 243.
The process of directing for the stage through the study of script analysis and the presentation in class of scenes from plays directed by the student. Prerequisites: THE 101, 210, 212, and 232.
Students will learn the techniques of acting used in film, episodic television and television commercials. These techniques can be used to create video resumes, commercials for businesses, law practices and short films for websites. Prerequisite: THE 232.
Study of selected topics in theatre. Prerequisites will vary.
A survey of world theatre from its ritualistic beginnings to the present day. It will include readings of selected plays from world cultures. Prerequisite: THE 101 or HIS 201 (same as THE 383).
Studies of varying topics in theatre, including a 2-week Nichols trip. Prerequisites will vary depending upon course topic.
The seminar examines Western playwrights from George Buchner (1835) to the present through reading and discussion. The seminar will vary from a survey to a concentration on selected playwrights. Prerequisites: THE 383 or ENG 290 or ENG 291.
Advanced level of focus on a specific area of theatre: acting, directing, design/technical to be applied to the fall and spring Harlequin Theatre production. Area of focus to be determined in consultation between student and faculty. Prerequisites: THE 201, 202, 210, 212, 232.
Directed study in special areas of theatre. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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