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Theatre Course Descriptions

THA 101 Introduction to Theatre: Principles and Practice. (3)

The cultivation of judgment, perception and creative response to theatre, with emphasis on what and how theatre communicates through examination of both the processes and product of theatre.

THA 126 Acting 1. (3)

A broad spectrum of skills will be explored in the creative process of acting ensemble. These skills include improvisation, movement disciplines (including theatre games, modern dance, and characterization), emotional and sensory awareness, and the process of integrating these into a clearly defined stage technique. Lecture, three hours; laboratory, two hours per week.

THA 190 Production Practicum. (1)

The study and practice of production techniques through rehearsal and performance. May be repeated to a maximum of two credits. Pass/fail only. Prereq: Consent of instructor and filing of prospectus.

THA 191 Performance Practicum. (1)

The study and practice of acting and directing through rehearsal and performance. May be repeated to a maximum of two credits. Pass/fail only. Prereq: Consent of instructor and filing of prospectus.

THA 200 Introduction to Dramatic Literature. (3)

The study of plays from ancient Greece to the present.

TA 195 Special Projects in Theatre Arts. (Filmmaking Workshop) (3)

A series of “hands-on” sessions in the process of conceiving and executing a series of film projects. Exploration of the transferable skills between theatre and filmmaking will be explored.

TA 195 Special Projects in Theatre Arts. (Dramatic Writing Workshop) (3)

Students will explore the structures and formats involved in writing for the stage and screen.

TA 195 Special Projects in Theatre Arts (Theatre Dance) (3) ‘Pending’

Sessions will explore the basic dance techniques for theatre performance.

THA 203 Acting for the Camera. (3)

Includes fundamental approach to auditioning and acting for the camera. Prerequisite: THA 126