2014-15 Catalog

Theatre

Courses

THEA 1108. Production Crafts Practicum. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Construction of scenery in a laboratory situation and through theatrical and television production. May be taken up to 3 times for credit.

THEA 3300. Scene Design and Construction. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The study of the elements of a design used to capture mood, atmosphere, and idea of a play; designing to scale, and drawing ground plans and elevations; technical elements of scene construction. Students must work set crew for theatrical production as laboratory.

THEA 3301. Costume Design and Construction. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Studies in stage costuming; history, characterization, fabrics, construction and design. A lecture and laboratory course including student planning, illustration, construction, and designing of costumes for University productions. Prerequisite: Technical Theatre II or equivalent experience.

THEA 3302. Directing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Basic techniques for the stage including scene interpretation, pictorial composition, movement and rehearsal routine. Students will direct and supervise production of short plays.

THEA 3303. Lighting for the Theatre. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

History and techniques of lighting for the stage. Major emphasis is placed on design and practical application. Prerequisite: Technical Theatre I or equivalent experience. Lab fee $10.

THEA 3304. Sound for the Theatre. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Techniques of sound for the stage, including multi-track recording, editing, and the study of microphones. Major emphasis is placed on practical application. Prerequisites: DRAM 1330 or equivalent experience. Lab fee $10.

THEA 4300. Shakespeare. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study in depth of representative types of Shakespeare's dramas and poetry. Credit for both ENGL 4300 and THEA 4300 will not be awarded. Prerequisites: 12 hours of ENGL or approval of department head.

THEA 4304. Theatre & Criticism. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

A study of the philosophy of aesthetics in theatre and the arts. From the works of various philosophers, directors and actors beginning with Aristotle to contemporary writers.

THEA 4307. Theatre Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Theatre management, promotion, finances, organization, emphasis on contract negotiations, planning and use of facilities. A lecture-laboratory course applied to a producing theatre operation and plant. Lab fee $5.

THEA 4384. Internship. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Minimum of 6 weeks of full-time experience with a professional theatre company approved by the department head. (May be repeated once for a total of 6 hours of academic credit.) Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of department head. Field experience fee $50.

THEA 4385. Theatre Seminar. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A course open to Theatre students. Topics vary according to student need. May be taken up to three times for credit, for a maximum of 9 hours.

THEA 4686. Theatre Problems. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A course featuring independent study in theatre. Research and discussion under personal direction of an instructor. Topics will vary according to student need. Open to students of senior classification with approval of department head.