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  • Undergraduate Courses
  • Modern Dance 1
  • (DAA 2100) 3 credits
  • A beginning course in the development of modern dance technique, composition, and theory.
  • Modern Dance 2
  • (DAA 2101) 3 credits
  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor / audition
    A continuation of those skills and knowledge begun in DAA 2100.
  • Ballet 2
  • (DAA 2201) 3 credits
  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor / audition
    A beginning course in the development of ballet technique and theory.
  • Ballet 3
  • (DAA 2202) 3 credits
  • Prerequisite: DAA 2201 or permission of instructor / audition
    A continuation of those skills and knowledge begun in DAA 2201.
  • Jazz Dance 2
  • (DAA 2501) 3 credits
  • Prerequisite: DAA 2100 or DAA 2201 or permission of instructor / audition
    A beginning course in the development of jazz dance technique, composition, and theory.
  • Tap Dance 1
  • (DAA 2520) 3 credits
  • A beginning course in the development of tap dance technique, composition, and theory.
  • Teaching Dance K-12
  • (DAE 4300) 3 credits
  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    Methods and materials of specified dance forms.
  • Appreciation of Dance
  • (DAN 2100) 3 credits
  • A study of the aesthetics, origins, and development of dance. Lecture, discussion, videos, and, when possible, live performances. This is a General Education course.
  • Directed Independent Study
  • (DAN 4905) 1-4 credits
  • Prerequisite: Approval of department chair
    May be repeated for credit.
  • Special Topics
  • (DAN 4930) 1-3 credits
  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    The study of a special area in dance. Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit.
  • Appreciation of Theatre
  • (THE 2000) 3 credits
  • Organization, process and materials employed in theatre production. Lecture courses with films and slides. For nonmajors.
  • Script Analysis
  • (THE 2305) 3 credits
  • Lecture/discussion course designed to aid the student in reading drama as a performance art and imagining the transition from page to stage. Students interact with theatre practitioners to discover the script as realized theatre. A variety of classical and modern scripts are used.
  • Theatre Study Abroad
  • (THE 2952) 1-4 credits
  • Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
    Credit for enrollment in approved study abroad programs.
  • Production Hour
  • (THE 3952) 1 credits
  • Participation in the production program of the curriculum; work in preparation and performance. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
  • History of Western Theatre
  • (THE 4110) 3 credits
  • A study of the origins and development of theatre in Europe and the U.S. through the analysis of various plays and their authors.
  • Theatre History 1
  • (THE 4110) 3 credits
  • History of theatre from the Greeks to the 17th century.
  • Theatre History 2
  • (THE 4111) 3 credits
  • The history of theatre from the 17th century to the present.
  • History of Fashion and Decor 1
  • (THE 4284) 3 credits
  • Survey of Western historical detail in clothing, architecture, and artifacts as a vocabulary used in theatrical design from prehistory to the early Gothic period.
  • History of Fashion and Decor 2
  • (THE 4285) 3 credits
  • Prerequisite: THE 4284
    Survey of Western historical detail in clothing, architecture, and artifacts as a vocabulary used in theatrical design from Gothic through modern times.
  • Drama on Stage and Screen
  • (THE 4370) 3 credits
  • Selected playscripts and screenplays are studied, with emphasis on analyzing how dramatic literature functions in the theatre and in motion pictures. Consideration is given to such matters as dramatic structure, genres, audience, and performance styles.
  • Drama Theory and Genre
  • (THE 4500) 3 credits
  • Prerequisites: THE 4110 and THE 4111
    An in-depth study of dramatic theories underlying genre forms in Western drama, with special attention to theories and genres that have most influenced 20th-century theatre.
  • Studies in Live Theatre Performance
  • (THE 4564) 3 credits
  • Attendance at theatre performances and subsequent class discussion enhance an understanding of the artistic processes involved in the creation of live theatre. Course explores the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of theatre production, considers theatre production from both the practical and theoretical points of view, and examines the societal issues raised by various plays.
  • Directed Independent Study
  • (THE 4905) 1-4 credits
  • Prerequisite: Approval of department chair
    May be repeated for credit.
  • Special Topics
  • (THE 4930) 1-3 credits
  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    The study of a special area in dance. Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit.
  • Summer Repertory Theatre Workshop
  • (THE 4955) 1-18 credits
  • The study and practical application of acting/directing and/or technical/design skills for repertory theatre performance. May be repeated for credit.
  • Theatre Study Abroad
  • (THE 4957) 1-4 credits
  • Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
    Credit for enrollment in approved study abroad programs.
  • Visual Imagination
  • (TPA 2000) 3 credits
  • An introductory course dealing largely with the elements of design and the principles of composition as they apply to the various subdisciplines of theatre art.
  • Design Studio - Lighting Design 1
  • (TPA 2020) 2 credits
  • Prerequisites: TPA 2000 and TPA 2200
    Classroom and laboratory study of the principles of modern lighting design for the theatre.
  • Design Studio - Costume Design 1
  • (TPA 2040) 2 credits
  • Prerequisites: TPA 2000 and TPA 2200
    Classroom and laboratory study of the principles of modern costume design for the theatre.
  • Design Studio - Scene Design 1
  • (TPA 2060) 2 credits
  • Prerequisites: TPA 2000 and TPA 2200
    Classroom and laboratory study of the principles of modern scene design for the theatre.
  • Design Studio - Rendering
  • (TPA 2071) 2 credits
  • Prerequisites: THE 4284, TPA 2000, TPA 2200, and TPA 2342C
    Classroom and laboratory study of drawing, painting, and presentation techniques employed in the rendering of designs for the theatre.
  • Introduction to Production
  • (TPA 2200) 3 credits
  • Theory and stage practice in the planning, construction and operation of stage production elements and related equipment.
     
  • Theatrical Makeup
  • (TPA 2248) 2 credits
  • Prerequisite: B.F.A. standing or by permission of instructor
    Actor training in the basic techniques of stage makeup application.
  • Drafting for the Theatre
  • (TPA 2342C) 3 credits
  • Prerequisites: TPA 2000 and TPA 2200
    Course focuses on drafting techniques, particularly on concepts and methods of table drafting.
  • Topics in Scenery Design
  • (TPA 3092) 3 credits
  • Prerequisites: TPA 2000 and TPA 2200
    Course covers special topics areas, such as scene painting, advanced rendering, and model construction. Course may be repeated for credit with new topic only.
  • Topics in Lighting Design
  • (TPA 3221C) 3 credits
  • Prerequisites: TPA 2000 and TPA 2200 Course covers special topics areas, such as lens theory, electrical theory, automated luminaries, and paperwork. Course may be repeated for credit with new topic only.
  • Topics in Lighting Design
  • (TPA 3221C) 3 credits
  • Prerequisites: TPA 2000 and TPA 2200
    Course covers special topics areas, such as lens theory, electrical theory, automated luminaries, and paperwork. Course may be repeated for credit with new topic only.
  • Stage Costume Technology
  • (TPA 3231) 3 credits
  • Prerequisites: TPA 2000 and TPA 2200
    Course covers special topics areas, such as dying and painting, costume crafts, patterning, construction, and millinary techniques. Course may be repeated for credit with new topic only.
  • Topics in Stage Technology
  • (TPA 3311C) 3 credits
  • Prerequisites: TPA 2000 and TPA 2200
    Course covers special topics areas, such as computer-aided design, welding, structural engineering, advanced carpentry skills, or scenic automation. Course may be repeated for credit with new topic only.
  • Lighting Design 2
  • (TPA 4021) 3 credits
  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    Intensive script analysis from the viewpoint of a lighting designer. Students also develop all necessary paperwork connected with the finished packaging, including lightplots and centerline sections.
  • Costume Design 2
  • (TPA 4041) 3 credits
  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    The theory, approach, and design of stage costume.
  • Scene Design 2
  • (TPA 4061) 3 credits
  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    Developing the understanding of the psychological effects of the stage setting and translating ideas into production drawings. Enhancing the understanding of script analysis and scenic design. Developing finished renderings and design package presentation.
  • Stage Management
  • (TPA 4601) 3 credits
  • Prerequisites: TPP 2100, TPA 3311C and TPA 3221C or TPA 3231
    Detailed study in stage management techniques and practical application during the preproduction, rehearsal, and performance processes.
  • Introduction to Acting
  • (TPP 2100) 3 credits
  • A beginning-level acting class. This course begins to define the highly disciplined process for the future professional actor. Explorations in three basic areas of human involvement; relationship to objects, environment, and people.
  • Acting 1
  • (TPP 2110) 3 credits
  • A beginning-level acting class for theatre majors only. This course begins to define the highly disciplined process for the future professional actor. Explorations in three basic areas of human involvement; relationship to objects, environment, and people.
  • Voice for the Actor 1
  • (TPP 2710) 3 credits
  • Study and practice in voice principles for the stage. Special emphasis on integrated use of voice and body, stage projection, and recognition of improper use of voice. Theatre majors only by permission of instructor.
  • Speech for the Actor 1
  • (TPP 2711) 3 credits
  • Prerequisite: TPP 2710
    Practice in skills of articulation and projection for the stage. Includes study of IPA “stage standard” speech and dialects.
  • Movement for Actors
  • (TPP 3510) 3 credits
  • A course in developing awareness, freedom, and ease of movement. Students study a variety of movement disciplines and develop a movement vocabulary for use in warm-up, rehearsal, and performance.
  • Stage Combat
  • (TPP 3531) 3 credits
  • Prerequisites: TPP 2100 and TPP 4175
    A practical physical study for the intermediate to advanced actor, to safely create the illusion of stage violence. This course focuses on safe techniques, and the mental and physical discipline needed for unarmed as well as some armed combat within a scene study context.
  • Voice for the Actor 2
  • (TPP 3711) 3 credits
  • Prerequisite: TPP 2710
    Continued study in voice production for the stage with emphasis placed on direct application of the principles to various forms of dramatic text and character development. Will focus on specific individual challenges in the voicing process. By permission of instructor.
  • Speech for the Actor 2
  • (TPP 3730) 3 credits
  • Advanced study of dialects and their application to the process of characterization.
  • Acting 2
  • (TPP 4175) 3 credits
  • Prerequisite: TPP 2100 or equivalent
    Studies and projects in the development of a variety of characters through a scene study approach, each assignment will have defined goals toward specific acting competencies.
  • Acting 3
  • (TPP 4176) 3 credits
  • Prerequisite: TPP 4175
    Projects in advanced characterization.
  • Acting 4
  • (TPP 4140) 3 credits
  • Prerequisite: TPP 4176 or equivalent
    Studies and projects in various acting styles and periods.
  • Acting 5
  • (TPP 4265) 3 credits
  • Prerequisites: TPP 2100, 4175, 4176
    Identifies the special needs of the actor in front of the camera in either film or video. It provides a basic working vocabulary and the techniques needed to confront the major issues of camera acting.
  • Directing 1
  • (TPP 4310) 3 credits
  • Prerequisites: TPP 2100, TPP 4175, and permission of instructor
    Practical experience in script breakdown and modern directorial techniques. Emphasis on modern realism. Theatre majors only.
  • Directing 2
  • (TPP 4311) 3 credits
  • Prerequisite: TPP 4310 or equivalent
    Advanced script analysis and rehearsal methods. Experience in staging classical texts and other modern theatrical genres, such as farce and absurdism. Students will direct a short play.
  • Dramatic Writing for Stage and Screen 1
  • (TPP 4600) 3 credits
  • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    Study of the arts and craft of writing for the stage and film. Analysis of selected contemporary scripts. Students write a short play or film script.
  • Dramatic Writing for Stage and Screen 2
  • (TPP 4601) 3 credits
  • Prerequisite: TPP 4600
    Advanced work in writing for the stage and other media. Selected playscripts and screenplays will be examined. Students will write a full-length play or screenplay.


     
     
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