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Fall 2012

Theatre Courses:

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THE101 - Introduction to Theatre
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces literature, history, and production practices of theatre arts.

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THE103 - Fundamentals of Acting
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces basic acting techniques with emphasis on personal characterization. Student actors strengthen their self-knowledge and determine a unique point of view through individual and group improvisations, sensory exploration and text work.

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THE105 - Introduction to Musical Theatre
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces musical theatre form, personnel involved in the making of a musical, and a brief history. Includes audition techniques, song preparation from various stylistic periods, and performances of musical repertoire.

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THE106 - Stagecraft
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces basic theories and techniques of design, construction, and painting of theatre sets. Covers organization and operation of production crews. One lecture hour, four laboratory hours.

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THE107 - Festival Theatre
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Students attend, record, and evaluate workshops and theatrical productions at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for Region II. Students must provide funds for Festival attendance, transportation, lodging and personal expenses.

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THE108 - Festival Theatre
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Students attend, record, and evaluate workshops and theatrical productions at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for Region II. Students must provide funds for Festival attendance, transportation, lodging and personal expenses.

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THE116 - Theatre Practicum
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Introduces technical, performance, and front-of-house activities in college theatrical productions. Students may enroll four times for a maximum of four credits but may not enroll in more than two theatre practicum courses in the same term. Forty-five (45) activity hours to be arranged. Credit in this course will not satisfy Fine Arts requirement in any degree program and will transfer only as a general elective credit.

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THE117 - Theatre Practicum
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Introduces technical, performance, and front-of-house activities in college theatrical productions. Students may enroll four times for a maximum of four credits but may not enroll in more than two theatre practicum courses in the same term. Forty-five (45) activity hours to be arranged. Credit in this course will not satisfy Fine Arts requirement in any degree program and will transfer only as a general elective credit.

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THE118 - Theatre Practicum
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Introduces technical, performance, and front-of-house activities in college theatrical productions. Students may enroll four times for a maximum of four credits but may not enroll in more than two theatre practicum courses in the same term. Forty-five (45) activity hours to be arranged. Credit in this course will not satisfy Fine Arts requirement in any degree program and will transfer only as a general elective credit.

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THE119 - Theatre Practicum
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Introduces technical, performance, and front-of-house activities in college theatrical productions. Students may enroll four times for a maximum of four credits but may not enroll in more than two theatre practicum courses in the same term. Forty-five (45) activity hours to be arranged. Credit in this course will not satisfy Fine Arts requirement in any degree program and will transfer only as a general elective credit.

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THE120 - Theatre Practicum
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Introduces technical, performance, and front-of-house activities in college theatrical productions. Students may enroll four times for a maximum of four credits but may not enroll in more than two theatre practicum courses in the same term. Forty-five (45) activity hours to be arranged. Credit in this course will not satisfy Fine Arts requirement in any degree program and will transfer only as a general elective credit.

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THE122 - Introduction to Movement and Dance
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Develops awareness of individual movement characteristics through the experiential learning of movement skills on the introductory level. Surveys elementary modern dance techniques, elements of rhythm and spatial awareness, and simple composition and improvisational dance studies.

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THE163 - Fundamentals of Directing
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces basic directing skills with emphasis on script interpretation, scoring, casting, blocking, working with actors /technical staff, rehearsal and performance.

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THE164 - Playwriting
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces basic techniques of dialogue and structure in playwriting skills, with emphasis on short-form script development, storytelling through dialogue, dramatic action, characterization, and continuous revision through workshop process. Prerequisite: Completion of ESL/ENG 100 with a grade of C or better or the equivalent.

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THE202 - The Making of the Theatre: From the Greeks through the Eighteenth Century
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Surveys the history and development of western theatre from its Greek origins to the nineteenth century. Studies plays, production practices, and theatre architecture in their historical contexts.

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THE205 - Audition Techniques
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Explores the audition process. Prepares students to choose appropriate material for the individual actor. Reviews and continues the exploration of a variety of acting styles (Stanislavski, Method, Meisner). Teaches resume writing techniques, how to select a photographer and appropriate pictures, and interviewing skills for working with producers and directors. Works on the audition process: breaking a monologue into objectives and beats and performing several monologues in an array of genres. Prerequisites: THE103, THE203, and instructor approval

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THE206 - Advanced Projects in Theatre
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Offers advanced opportunities to showcase talents and gain additional expertise in an aspect of theatre-playwriting, directing, acting, scene design, costume and makeup design, lighting design, sound design, properties design, stage management, or dramaturgy. Completed projects may be submitted to the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region II Festival. Prerequisite: THE101 or THE105, and THE103 and THE106, or permission of instructor.

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THE210 - Introduction to Theatrical Design
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces theories and practices of theatrical design. Emphasizes scene design, property design, costume and/or makeup design, lighting design, and design collaboration skills. One lecture, four lab hours. Prerequisite: THE 106.

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THE212 - Play Analysis
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Develops ability to carefully read and analyze plays. Employs scripts from various periods and genres to explore theatre as a written, visual, and collaborative art form. Prerequisite: ENG 101

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THE221 - Children's Theatre
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Participation in auditions, rehearsals, and production of a Children's Theatre play. Includes reading, analysis, and interpretation of children's theatre literature. Play performed before children in one of several possible settings, e.g., at the College, area schools, recreational sites, or hospital. One lecture hour, four laboratory hours.

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THE236 - Stage Lighting
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces principles and procedures in designing and executing production lighting. Examines the operation of lighting instruments and equipment. One lecture, four laboratory hours. Prerequisite: THE106.

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THE238 - Stage Sound
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines sound design in productions. Emphasizes sound reinforcement and live music recording. Includes production of sound effects tapes and/or CDs. One class hour, four lab hours.

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THE256 - Field Study Placement
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Introduces students to professional practical experience in production and/or performance aspects of theatre in an off-campus setting. Prerequisites: THE 101, THE 103, THE 106.

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THE257 - Field Study Placement
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Introduces students to professional practical experience in production and/or performance aspects of theatre in an off-campus setting. Prerequisites: THE 101, THE 103, THE 106.

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THE258 - Field Study Placement
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Introduces students to professional practical experience in production and/or performance aspects of theatre in an off-campus setting. Prerequisites: THE 101, THE 103, THE 106.

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THE259 - Introduction to Costuming
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces the theories and practices of costuming for the theatre. Includes the basic concepts of designing, organizing, and building costumes for a production. One class hour, four laboratory hours.

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