Theatre (THEA)

THEA 110. Introduction to Theatre Arts

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALL
Basic orientation and historical perspective to theatre arts. Study of the roles of playwright, director, actor, designer, producer and audience members in current theatre practice. Course will include attendance at area performances.

THEA 161. Acting I

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALL
This class focuses on the fundamental techniques and skills of acting. Improvisation exercises, activities and games are used to develop self-awareness, observation, concentration, emotional availability, and vocal and physical interpretive skills. The class lays a strong foundation for performance training but also helps students develop interpersonal communication skills.

THEA 167. Dance-Theater Movement I

Credits: 3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: FALL
From musical theater to historical dance, jazz dance to character physicalization, learn to speak the language of movement. Explore techniques involving the application of stage movement. Investigate the theory behind stage movement with emphasis on rhythm, coordination, timing and theatrical style.

THEA 192. Experimental Course

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An experimental course is one that is being tested to determine its suitability for inclusion in the course catalog. Testing may continue for two semesters, after which the course should be discontinued or approved through the established college procedures, assigned a permanent course number and title, and included in the master catalog.

THEA 194. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An independent study course is one designed jointly by the student and faculty member to address an advanced topic of particular interest to the student and in the instructor's field of expertise. The course, when developed, must be approved by the department chair as being relevant to the discipline and of sufficient rigor for the credits to be awarded.

THEA 195. Service Learning

Credits: 1
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Designed to increase off-campus community involvement and awareness of civic responsibility, Service Learning gives students the opportunity to earn up to six semester hours of college credit while pursuing volunteer activities that have positive impact in the community. Some examples of activities that may serve as vehicles for Service Learning include: volunteer work at non-profit organizations (e.g., Kiwanis, Lions, etc.); serving as unpaid interns in local and state government; and organizing and participating in activities that are beneficial to the community as a whole (e.g. spring clean-up drives, neighborhood watch programs, meals-on-wheels, etc.). Students interested in Service Learning should discuss options with their academic advisors and/or faculty in areas related to the proposed activity.

THEA 196. Study Tour

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Study Tour courses provide students with unique learning opportunities in locations, either foreign or domestic. These learning opportunities should be directly related to the academic field of study under which credits are to be awarded. Some students may not qualify for study tours if their travel abroad is restricted for legal reasons.

THEA 197. Cooperative Education/Internship

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 3.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Cooperative education and internships provide students with real-world experience in business and industry as they explore careers or gain experience in chosen fields of study. The work experiences must be directly related to the discipline under which the credits are to be awarded.

THEA 199. Special Topics

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Special topics courses are developed by the faculty member to take advantage of unique learning opportunities that either are not repeatable (such as a presidential election) or address advanced topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Topics covered must be directly related to the discipline under which credits are to be awarded.

THEA 201. Theatre Practicum

Credits: 1
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 4.00 credits.
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
Open to students who are selected for an important role in a college play or for an important duty on the production staff.

THEA 226. Introduction to Design

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRING
Introduces the student to the principles and elements of design, the design process, and the methods of presentation of design ideas.

THEA 247. Stage Makeup

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
This course covers the basic principles of design and how they apply to the creation of makeup designs. Students become acquainted with the basic tools and materials of stage makeup. Different techniques of applying makeup to create effective illusions for the stage will be studied.

THEA 255. One Act Play Production

Credits: 1-3
Prerequisite: Departmental approval.
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: SPRING
This class provides students with hands-on experience in directing and play production.

THEA 261. Acting II

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: THEA 161 or Departmental approval.
Typically Offered: SPRING
This course will provide practical application of basic acting skills to textual material. In a workshop format, students will analyze, rehearse, and perform monologues and scenes from contemporary American dramatic literature.

THEA 267. Dance-Theater Movement II

Credits: 3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: SPRING
From musical theater to historical dance, jazz dance to character physicalization, learn to speak the language of movement. Explore techniques involving the application of stage movement. Investigate the theory behind stage movement with emphasis on rhythm, coordination, timing, and theatrical style.

THEA 270. Stagecraft

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An introduction to the organization and operation of a theatre plant; the construction, crafting and finishing of stage scenery; and the principles of stage lighting.

THEA 292. Experimental Course

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An experimental course is one that is being tested to determine its suitability for inclusion in the course catalog. Testing may continue for two semesters, after which the course should be discontinued or approved through the established college procedures, assigned a permanent course number and title, and included in the master catalog.

THEA 294. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An independent study course is one designed jointly by the student and faculty member to address an advanced topic of particular interest to the student and in the instructor's field of expertise. The course, when developed, must be approved by the department chair as being relevant to the discipline and of sufficient rigor for the credits to be awarded.

THEA 296. Study Tour

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Study Tour courses provide students with unique learning opportunities in locations, either foreign or domestic. These learning opportunities should be directly related to the academic field of study under which credits are to be awarded. Some students may not qualify for study tours if their travel abroad is restricted for legal reasons.

THEA 297. Cooperative Education/Internship

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 3.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Cooperative education and internships provide students with real-world experience in business and industry as they explore careers or gain experience in chosen fields of study. The work experiences must be directly related to the discipline under which the credits are to be awarded.

THEA 299. Special Topics

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Special topics courses are developed by the faculty member to take advantage of unique learning opportunities that either are not repeatable (such as a presidential election) or address advanced topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Topics covered must be directly related to the discipline under which credits are to be awarded.