Introduction To Theater

This course explores the many facets that make up the experience of theater. Students probe questions like: what is the essence of theater, who are the artists that create what one sees on stage, what are the types of drama, the trends, and movements since the Ancient Greeks, and how are plays reflective of playwrights' cultures? Students broaden their knowledge and experience of what constitutes the art of theater through reading, class discussion, lecture, staged readings, and viewing live and video performances. Prerequisite: ENL025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring


Page To Stage: Planning Play Produc

Students consider the life cycle of a play from the page to the stage. Students read several plays, each to be explored from the viewpoint of the director, the various designers, and other collaborating artists. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Spring


Acting I

Students explore basic acting concepts, characterization, script analysis, and improvisation to develop confidence and skill when performing before an audience. Through observation, practice and analysis a variety of tools and techniques for effective performance will be applied to acting exercises, scenes and monologues. Prerequisite: ENL025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities & Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer


Rehearsal and Performance

Rehearsal and Performance is a cross-disciplinary course where students learn the process of planning, preparing and presenting a live theatrical performance. Students employ diverse skills as members of the creative team, as performers and/or as run crew members in a college theatrical production. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits; may be repeated once for credit. Satisfies a Humanities & Fine Arts general education requirement. Semester Offered: Varies.


Stagecraft and Theater Technologies

Students explore various aspects of technical theater production through research, observation and practice. Students develop skills in the design, planning, engineering, construction, and manipulation of a variety of theatrical technologies, including scenery, color mixing and paint application techniques, hanging, installation and focusing of theatrical lighting instruments, and operation of industry standard lighting, sound and video projection mapping systems for production purposes. Students gain practical experience by supporting the department's theatrical productions. Prerequisites: ENL025 and MAT025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores. / 3 credits, may be repeated once for credit (6 credits max). Offered: Fall, Spring


Acting II

This course builds on skills developed in a beginning acting class to include more advanced work in character development. Students are introduced to advanced level work on text analysis, character motivation and physical acting. Prerequisite: THR103 / 3 credits. Offered: Spring


Theater Cooperative Work Exp.

This course is designed to expand student knowledge through actual work involvement in the field of theatre arts. Working with a faculty mentor and collaborating with an employer, the student will demonstrate mastery of the student learning outcomes of pre-requisite courses. A minimum of 150 hours of onsite work is required. The student will meet with the instructor an average of one hour a week. Prerequisite: THR101 and THR113 or THR119 and approval of faculty mentor / 3 credits. Offered: Varies


Independent Study