Course Descriptions

CPE 212 DIGITAL DESIGN WITH LAB   3.0 Credit(s)
This course will examine the number systems; computer aritmetic; analysis and synthesis of combinational and sequential logic circuits, use of a hardware description language; organization and structure of computing systems. Prerequisite: Take ENGR-102
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

THR 101 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE   3.0 Credit(s)
The purpose of Introduction to Theatre is to increase students' understanding, appreciation, and critical perceptions of the theatrical art form. Readings and lectures will focus on the elements of theatrical practice, artists, and innovators of theatre throughout history and on the theatre's development as an art form and a social phenomenon. Participation in class forum discussions and sharing of critiques and short reports will offer avenues to explore students' individual theatrical interests, and attendance at theatrical events will offer firsthand experience in theatre arts.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 102 BLACKBOX PRODUCTION   1.0 Credit(s)
Participation in TheatreFest, improve, and other approved student-driven theatrical activities. All events are overseen by the Director of Theatre.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 103 MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION   1.0 Credit(s)
Participation in the spring mainstage musical in one of the areas of theatrical discipline. All events are overseen by the Director of Theatre.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 110 ACTING I   3.0 Credit(s)
Focuses on basic acting skills including the development of imaginary circumstances, improvisation, and creative development. Students are introduced to skills in script analysis, character identity, emotional reality, and objective-driven structure through monologues and scene study.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 111 ACTING II   3.0 Credit(s)
Focuses on acting skills including the advance development of imaginary circumstances, improvisation, and creative development. Students will develop skills in script analysis, character identity, emotional reality, and objective-driven structure through monologues and scene study. Prerequisite: Take THR-110
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 112 HISTORY OF THEATRE I   3.0 Credit(s)
History of theater from antiquity through early nineteenth century. Students will also learn the foundational concepts and theories of theatre.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 120 VOICE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE I   3.0 Credit(s)
Voice for Musical Theatre I introduces students to skills on speech, diction, pitch, analysis, and interpretation through various styles of period and contemporary musical theatre works. Solo and ensemble application of singing techniques, preparation, and presentation.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 121 VOICE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE II   3.0 Credit(s)
Voice for Musical Theatre II develops students' skills on speech, diction, pitch, analysis, and interpretation through various styles of period and contemporary musical theatre works. Solo and ensemble application of singing techniques, preparation, and presentation.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 130 STAGECRAFT   3.0 Credit(s)
An introduction to the basic materials and techniques used in scene, painting, costume, and lighting production. Intended to equip the student with the skills required to work on productions. This course will also hold discussions of basic terminology, shop organization, job descriptions, maintenance procedures, and safety. Other jobs such as run crew, wardrobe, front of house, board operator, or other duties will be discussed.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 140 DIRECTING   3.0 Credit(s)
This course will cover an overview of both the responsibilities of a director and the various relationships a director has with designers, playwrights, stage manager, tech staff, actors, and dramaturges. This course will also explore various directional strategies and identify the different styles of theatre, stage types, floor plans, script interpretation, directional research and resources, concepts, conceptualization of a play, and interpretation. Finally, this course will introduce elements of directing and strategies for working with actors, staging short scenes, and using a minimum of technical elements in a final scene.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 141 DIRECTING II   3.0 Credit(s)
This course will provide students with practical understanding of advanced stage directing strategies including conceptualization, interpretation, casting, and cast and crew interaction. Students will also explore thesimilarities and differences between directing for theatre, film, and television.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 150 INTRODUCTION TO COSTUMES   3.0 Credit(s)
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of costuming including a socio-historical understanding of the role of costumes in theatre.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 201 SCENE STUDY   3.0 Credit(s)
Students explore in-depth a series of assigned scenes and plays. Students will be required to complete close readings, discussion, and analysis of specific scenes and plays. Students will also apply their analysis to the performance of at least three different scenes in different styles.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 201 SCENE STUDY   3.0 Credit(s)
Students explore in-depth a series of assigned scenes and plays. Students will be required to complete close readings, discussion, and analysis of specific scenes and plays. Students will also apply their analysis to the performance of at least three different scenes in different styles.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 202 SCRIPT ANALYSIS   3.0 Credit(s)
Students will develop their ability to analyze texts by reading a number of plays in the context of acting and directing. Students will learn different approaches to script analysis through readings, discussions, projects, and presentations through a close examination of representative texts from the dramatic canon.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 202 SCRIPT ANALYSIS   3.0 Credit(s)
Students will develop their ability to analyze texts by reading a number of plays in the context of acting and directing. Students will learn different approaches to script analysis through readings, discussions, projects, and presentations through a close examination of representative texts from the dramatic canon.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 210 ACTING FOR MUSICAL THEATER I   3.0 Credit(s)
This course focuses on basic acting skills as they apply to musical theater. In particular, students will focus on working with elevated text and the transitions from scene into song.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 210 ACTING FOR MUSICAL THEATER I   3.0 Credit(s)
This course focuses on basic acting skills as they apply to musical theater. In particular, students will focus on working with elevated text and the transitions from scene into song.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 211 ACTING FOR MUSICAL THEATER II   3.0 Credit(s)
This course focuses on advanced acting skills as they apply to musical theater. In particular students will focus on working with elevated text and the transitions from scene into song as well as musical interludes, dance breaks, and reprises.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 211 ACTING FOR MUSICAL THEATER II   3.0 Credit(s)
This course focuses on advanced acting skills as they apply to musical theater. In particular students will focus on working with elevated text and the transitions from scene into song as well as musical interludes, dance breaks, and reprises.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 212 HISTORY OF THEATRE II   3.0 Credit(s)
History of theatre from the nineteenth century to the present. Students will also learn advanced concepts and influential theories of theatre.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 212 HISTORY OF THEATRE II   3.0 Credit(s)
History of theatre from the nineteenth century to the present. Students will also learn advanced concepts and influential theories of theatre.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 230 CHILDREN'S THEATER I   3.0 Credit(s)
This course examines the fundamentals of children's theater including dramatic structure, audience needs, directing, and acting techniques that are employed in the production of theater for children. Students will explore, analyze, and produce children's plays.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 230 CHILDREN'S THEATER I   3.0 Credit(s)
This course examines the fundamentals of children's theater including dramatic structure, audience needs, directing, and acting techniques that are employed in the production of theater for children. Students will explore, analyze, and produce children's plays.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 231 CHILDREN'S THEATER II   3.0 Credit(s)
This course introduces students to advanced approaches to children's theater production. The course further builds upon foundational concepts such as dramatic structure, audience needs, directing, and acting techniques as well as focuses on material adaptation, auditions, rehearsal, technical support, and promotion. In addition, students will explore, analyze, produce, and perform children's plays and create accompanying educational curricula.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 240 PLAYWRITING I   3.0 Credit(s)
This course is an introduction to the craft of playwriting and the role of the playwright. Students will analyze works of significant playwrights in order to experience the process of the playwright. Students will participate in various writing exercises in order to develop their own one-act plays. Prerequisite: ENG-110 or FYS-125
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 240 PLAYWRITING I   3.0 Credit(s)
This course is an introduction to the craft of playwriting and the role of the playwright. Students will analyze works of significant playwrights in order to experience the process of the playwright. Students will participate in various writing exercises in order to develop their own one-act plays. Prerequisite: ENG-110 or FYS-125
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 241 PLAYWRITING II   3.0 Credit(s)
In this course students will hone their playwriting abilities through the development of advanced techniques. Students will engage in peer critique in order to develop their original works. Students will also learn the role of the playwright in the production process through the staging of an original one-act play. Prerequisite: Take THR-240
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 241 PLAYWRITING II   3.0 Credit(s)
In this course students will hone their playwriting abilities through the development of advanced techniques. Students will engage in peer critique in order to develop their original works. Students will also learn the role of the playwright in the production process through the staging of an original one-act play. Prerequisite: Take THR-240
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 250 COSTUME DESIGN   3.0 Credit(s)
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of costume design including basic design elements, script, and character analysis and historical period and genre research.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 250 COSTUME DESIGN   3.0 Credit(s)
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of costume design including basic design elements, script, and character analysis and historical period and genre research.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 280 ACTING STYLES   3.0 Credit(s)
Students learn different genres and styles of acting from different historical periods. Students will study classical and contemporary acting techniques focusing on vocal and physical clarity, textual analysis, and scenic interpretation, diction, movement, imagery, and tone.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 280 ACTING STYLES   3.0 Credit(s)
Students learn different genres and styles of acting from different historical periods. Students will study classical and contemporary acting techniques focusing on vocal and physical clarity, textual analysis, and scenic interpretation, diction, movement, imagery, and tone.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 301 ADVANCED SCENE STUDY   3.0 Credit(s)
Students continue to read, analyze, and explore a series of assigned theatre scenes. The focus will be on developing the skills needed to perform classic scenes from traditional to avant-garde works.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 301 ADVANCED SCENE STUDY   3.0 Credit(s)
Students continue to read, analyze, and explore a series of assigned theatre scenes. The focus will be on developing the skills needed to perform classic scenes from traditional to avant-garde works.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 399 CAPSTONE PRODUCTION LAB   3.0 Credit(s)
Provides students with a practical intensive experience in one or more aspects of production during the fall or spring semester of their senior year. Each student is assigned a specific production role depending on his or her concentration and career goals.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR 399 CAPSTONE PRODUCTION LAB   3.0 Credit(s)
Provides students with a practical intensive experience in one or more aspects of production during the fall or spring semester of their senior year. Each student is assigned a specific production role depending on his or her concentration and career goals.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR ELEC THEATRE ELECTIVE   1.0-9.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

THR ELECF THEATER FOUNDATIONAL ELECTIVE   1.0-9.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department