THEATRE ARTS (THA)
Theory and practice of
directing for the stage. Emphasis on analysis, preparation and
presentation of dramatic scenes. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Prerequisites: THA
220, 230, and six credits from THA 250, 251, 350, 351. Offered Sem.
I, even-numbered years.
This is an advanced
performance studio that provides an opportunity for students to
research, explore, and create performance within a specific style or
genre. The course will provide directing and/or acting students with
both theoretical and practical experiences in the art of theatre
performance and will occasionally feature a guest artist. Examples of
offerings include: improvisation, traditional (comedy of manners,
commedia dell' arte) and non-traditional styles (absurdism,
post-modernism, expressionism), auditioning and others.
Prerequisites: THA 321 and/or 420. Repeatable for credit -- no
maximum. Offered Sem. II, even-numbered years.
A course in the principles and
practices of designing stage costumes. Emphasis on the creative
capabilities of the designer with a working knowledge of historical
periods used in stage costuming. Prerequisite: THA 230. Offered
Sem. II, odd-numbered years.
Internship in Theatre Arts
An academically relevant work
experience focusing on career development through professional
contexts. Students pursue practical applications of course work in
community or professional theatre or related areas. A written project
relating the internship experience to the academic preparation will
be required. Credit depends on the demands and complexity and the
duration of the work the student performs. Evaluation is a joint
effort of the cooperating firm or group, the department supervisor,
and the Cooperative Education Internship liaison. Prerequisites:
consent of department faculty, 15 credits in theatre, and junior
standing. Note: three to six credit
hours may count toward a theatre arts major in the College of Liberal
Studies. Three credits
maximum on graduate level.
Symposium in Theatre Arts
Study in a selected area of
theatre arts. Varying topics will be offered at intervals, with a
specific title assigned to each. For current content and credit
assignment, consult the instructor or department chair. Repeatable
for credit -- no maximum.
A study of the fundamentals of
playwriting, with emphasis on creating stageworthy plots, characters,
dialogue and spectacle, and finding venues for having plays produced.
Course will culminate in the writing of a one-act or full-length
play. Offered Sem. I, odd-numbered years.
The principles and methods
involved in the operation of the non-commercial theatre:
organization, play selection, building an audience, publicity,
advertising, graphic reproduction, ticket sales, box office routines,
house management, touring, and business records. Prerequisites:
THA 110, with the exception of theatre arts majors and minors.
Offered Sem. II, even-numbered years.
Directed individual study
under an assigned faculty member. Student is responsible for
submitting study proposal for approval before registration.
Prerequisites: consent of instructor and junior standing. Repeatable
for credit -- no maximum.
Special Topics in Theatre Arts
Workshops, directed individual
readings, or projects involving significant content and/or activities
not available through regular offerings within the Department of
Theatre Arts. Student is responsible for submitting a project
proposal for approval before registration. Prerequisites: consent of
department faculty, junior standing. Repeatable for credit -- no