THR101-002

Introduction to Theater

Students learn about theater history and development from an artistic, social, cultural, and experiential perspective. Students learn about trends, movements, genres, eras and the administrative and physical structure of theater. Prerequisite: ENL025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall

THR102-001

Page To Stage: Planning Play Produc tions

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

THR103-001

Acting I

Students learn basic acting concepts, character development, script analysis and improvisation to develop confidence and skill when performing before an audience of their peers. Through observation, practice and analysis and interpretation of scripted materials, a variety of tools and techniques for effective performance are 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

THR106-001

Theater History

This course covers the origins and development of theater as an art form from a historic, literary, social, cultural and artistic perspective. This course allows for in-depth study of the artists, playwrights and designers who have shaped the development of theater as an art form and how they have been affected by events and trends in history. Prerequisite: ENL025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities & Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Spring

THR113-002

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: Fall

THR120-001

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

THR203-001

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

THR210-001

Audition and Portfolio

This is a course linking the work of the performance classroom with the professional performing arts scene. Students develop audition pieces and learn auditioning techniques. Cold reading technique, monologue preparation as well as the actor's interview also are covered. Students develop resumes and choose a headshot. They attend regional auditions and engage in the process of finding work in the performing arts beyond the college setting. Prerequisite: THR203 or demonstrate equivalent knowledge / 1-3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring

THR262-001

Theatre Cooperative Work Experience

Students work in an approved organizational setting 50 hours per credit up to 150 hours to receive practical training and experience related to the studentís academic program. Prerequisite: THR101 and 3 additional credits in theater or DAN102 and approval of the department / 1-3 credits. Offered: Varies

THR299-001

Independent Study