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TH130 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE (4). A survey of theatre for the general student. Includes an examination of the origins of theatre, directing, acting, forms of drama, structure and texture of drama,  physical theatres, theatre history, and theatrical styles. Provides the student  an opportunity to be exposed to many aspects of theatrical production. [Skills: O,T]
 
TH140 STAGE MAKEUP (4). The techniques and special applications of make-up for the stage. Methods and application of the essentials in stage makeup including: corrective, age. animal, character, creative, racial/ethnic and special effects. [Skill: T]
 
TH189 APPLIED THEATRE (1). A practical involvement with the actual preparation of a play for production. Phases of production
involved are: acting, stage management, and technical theatre. 1 hour of credit requires 40 hours of work in a semester. No more than 6 hours of Applied Theatre (TH 185 or 385) may be taken in the 124 semester hours required for graduation. Prerequisite: Freshman or sophmore standing.
 
TH231G-FA THEATRE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE (4).Framed by critical investigations of the relationship between theatre/art, ideology, and social change/justice, this participatory course will explore theories on, and creative processes for, devising and employing various theatre forms with the intension of affecting personal, political, institutional, social, and/or community change. [Skill: T] Prerequisite: GL125.
 
TH235 STAGECRAFT (4). Theoretical and practical work in the fundamentals of technical theatre production. Content includes, but is not limited to, set construction, scene painting, properties, theatrical rigging and lighting, and basic design processes and realization. The use of quantitative skills and problem solving in interpreting representations will be stressed. Laboratory. [Skill: Q]
 
TH240 ACTING (4). Exposes the actor to freedom found through expressiveness, the discipline of the actor in acting theories, and the
relationship between freedom and discipline. Introduces movement and
vocal training as well as stage terminology and technique. [Skill: O]
 
TH243 THEATRICAL CONCEPT: DEVELOPING THE ARTISTIC VISION (2). The techniques for the interpreting and staging of drama by the producer, director and designers. Content includes the concepts of interpretation, theme, style, play analysis and design inspiration. Students will focus on “what is the source of the impulse to create theatre, what resources lead to that impulse and how to communicate to a team of artists to achieve the artistic vision. [Skill: W] Prerequisites: EN101 and TH130.
 
TH250 TOPICS IN THEATRE (2). Explores a particular aspect of theatre, selected that semester. A variety of subjects will be covered
including scene painting, stage combat, stage management.    
 
TH330G-FA DRAMATIC LITERATURE I (4). Traces the history and development of two phases of dramatic literature. Phase I: modern drama–a study of drama beginning with Ibsen, with attention paid to social and philosophical significances as well as technique. Phase II: modern American drama–a study of American drama in its historical, cultural and social reform perspective with special emphasis on the development of the American theatre as an art. [Skills T,W] Prerequisites: EN101 and GL125.
 
TH331G-FA DRAMATIC LITERATURE II (4). An overview of dramatic and contemporary theatre from 1960 to the present. Offers a survey of the development of global theatre from pre-World War I to the million dollar spectacular musicals of the present day, as well as a study of dramatic literature beginning with the "Happenings of the 1960s" to the present day social/historical comment theatre. [Skills: T,W] Prerequisites: EN101 and GL125.
 
TH335 LIGHTING DESIGN (4). Explores the basic theories of lighting for the stage through lecture, projects, and demonstration. [Skill: Q] Prerequisites: TH130 and TH235.
 
TH336 SCENE DESIGN (4). Includes mechanical drawing, model-making, watercolor technique, period decoration, script analysis,
and scene painting techniques. [Skill: Q] Prerequisites: TH130 and TH235.
 
TH340 DIRECTING I (4). The student learns the function of a director and develops the necessary basic techniques of stage direction.
Includes production problems, directing movement and action,
direction for character, climax, and tempo. Includes workshop
experience. [Skills: I,T] Prerequisite: TH242.
 
TH342G-FA THEATRE HISTORY (4). An Investigation of theatre as the evolution of a multidisciplinary artistic, cultural, social, economic, religious and political form. Dramatic texts representing eras will be studied as well as evidence of historical theatre practice. Course will focus on the origins of the theatre through Elizabethan. [Skill: W] Prerequisites: EN101 and TH130.
 
TH350 ADVANCED TOPICS IN THEATRE (4).Explores in depth a particular aspect of theatre, selected that semester. A variety of subjects may be covered including Advanced Acting Methods, Period Styles, Advance Scenic or Lighting Design or Theatre Production Workshop. Prerequisite: TH130 or based on topic.
 
TH385 APPLIED THEATRE (1). A practical involvement with
the actual preparation of a play for production. Phases of production
involved are: acting, stage management, and technical theatre. 1 hour of credit requires 40 hours of work in a semester. No more than 6 hours of Applied Theatre (TH185 or 385) may be taken in the 124 semester hours required for graduation. [Skill: Q] Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.
 
TH441 DIRECTING II (4). A continuation of TH340 Directing I, including the direction of a one-act play. [Skill: I,T] Prerequisite: TH340.
 
TH495 CAPSTONE PROJECT (4).A senior project for the serious theatre student; this is an intense practical application of the art of directing, designing, acting, or stage managing. [Skill: I,W] Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and program approval.