Theatre Arts

Degrees

Classes

THE 101 : Introduction to Theatre

Survey of basic theatrical elements including acting, playwriting, directing, design, history, and dramatic literature that demonstrates the significance of theatre in society both Western and non-Western.

Credits

3

THE 104 : Introduction to Technical Theatre

An introduction to technical theatre and set construction. Lectures provide background and theory; laboratory hours teach hands-on skills needed in the technical theatre environment including scenery, props, lighting, sound, design, and scene painting.

Credits

3

THE 122 : Fundamentals of Dance

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)

Credits

1

THE 204 : Costume Tech

An introduction to costume technology. Lectures provide background and theory; laboratory hours teach hands-on
skills needed in a theatrical costume shop including sewing, patterning and alterations.

Credits

3

THE 205 : Theatre Design

An integrated overview of the theory and practice of design for the stage. Basic skills and crafts are emphasized as the building blocks for communication in theatre. Students will be introduced to and participate in the critique process, which teaches critical thinking and evaluation in order to improve the quality of student work.

Credits

3

THE 206 : Scenic Painting

An introduction to scenic painting for theatre. This is practical training with hands-on experience in technique. Students will be learning the process of painting a show through planning, research, color mixing, scenic painting techniques, and even how to clean up.

Credits

3

THE 210 : Theatre Practicum

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)

Credits

1

THE 212 : Theatre Practicum

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)

Credits

1

THE 213 : Fundamentals of Voice and Diction

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.

Credits

3

THE 232 : Beginning Acting

This course serves as an introduction to Stanislavski-based theories, techniques, and practices of acting. Students will learn to analyze scripts for character and will develop the discipline of applying acting techniques culminating in multiple scene performances, all of which are memorized. 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THE 282 : Topics in Dance

A continuation of principles taught in PED 122, 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 cardiovascular health, and giving each participant a sense of well being. (Same as PED 282)

Credits

1

Prerequisites

THE 122, PED 122, or permission of instructor.

THE 301 : Modern Drama

A seminar-based course that 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.

Credits

3

THE 310 : Theatre Practicum

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)

Credits

1

THE 312 : Theatre Practicum

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)

Credits

1

THE 333 : Advanced Acting

A continuation of principles established in THE 232 with emphasis on the development of period acting styles such as Ancient Greek, Elizabethan, Restoration, Georgian, and contemporary non-realism.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THE 340 : Playwriting Workshop

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.

Credits

3

THE 353 : Principles of Directing

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.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THE 383 : World Theatre History

Survey of world theatre from its ritualistic beginnings to the present day. It will include readings of selected plays from world cultures. (Same as HIS 383)

Credits

3

Prerequisites

THE 101 or HIS 201

THE 410 : Senior Practicum I

Advanced level focus on a specific area of theatre such as acting, directing, or technical design to be applied to the fall or spring main stage theatre production. The area of focus will be determined in consultation with the professor.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

THE 210 or 212, THE 232, and THE 310 or 312

THE 412 : Senior Practicum II

Advanced level focus on a specific area of theatre such as acting, directing, or technical design to be applied to the fall or spring main stage theatre production. The area of focus will be determined in consultation with the professor.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

THE 210 or 212, THE 232, and THE 310 or 312