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ThA 100: Solo Performance

3 cr.

Principles of performance studies with emphasis on critical analysis of literature and basic performance skills.

Prerequisite: Com 101.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

ThA 101: Stagecraft

3 cr.

An introduction to the various crafts of dramatic production: Scenery, props, lighting and makeup. Special emphasis is placed upon tools and techniques of stagecraft.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

ThA 105: Theatre History & Literature I

3 cr.

A history of theatre from Antiquity through the 18th century with a special emphasis on the relationship between text and performance.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH3:00–4:15FA219

ThA 205: Theatre History & Literature II

3 cr.

A history of theatre of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with a special emphasis on the relationship between text and performance.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

ThA 225: Appreciation of Theatre & Film

2 cr.

A general survey of the theatre and film with an emphasis on giving the student a biblical perspective of the history, literature and practices of drama and film in our culture. Not applicable to a major or minor.

Sec Days Time Room
1MW8:00–8:50FA101
2TTH2:00–2:50FA101

ThA 300: Stage Directing

3 cr.

The theory and principles of directing for the stage, including practical application in directing scenes from various plays.

Prerequisites: ThA 105 or ThA 100 Prerequisite.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

ThA 301: Scene Design

2 cr.

An introduction to the principles and elements of design and their relationship to scene design for the stage. Students study basic theory of scene design, complete exercises in conceiving and rendering designs, and present designs in a production meeting setting.

Prerequisites: ThA 105 or ThA 225 Prerequisite.

Sec Days Time Room
1MW9:00–9:50FA220

ThA 302: Lighting Design

2 cr.

An introduction to the principles and elements of design and their relationship to stage lighting. Students study basic theory of stage lighting, complete exercises in conceiving and executing light plots, and present designs in a lighting lab.

Prerequisites: ThA 105 or ThA 225 Prerequisite.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

ThA 303: Voice & Articulation

3 cr.

An integrated workshop approach to the study and development of the speaking voice in the contexts of performance and oral communication. Special emphasis on relaxation, breathing, resonance, vocal quality, articulation and projection.

Prerequisite: Com 101.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF9:00–9:50PHALL
2MWF10:00–10:50PHALL

ThA 304: Costume Design

2 cr.

An introduction to the principles and elements of design and their relationship to stage costumes. Students study basic theory of costume; complete exercises in conceiving and rendering designs; present designs in a production meeting setting; and learn about equipment, techniques and materials.

Prerequisites: ThA 105 or ThA 225 Prerequisite.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

ThA 305: Design Collaboration Practicum

1 cr.

Students will execute designs for a production as part of a design team. Emphasis on developing collaboration skills.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

ThA 306: Acting

3 cr.

Internal and external techniques of acting as well as theory and practice in the art of creating a character for the stage.

Prerequisite: Com 101.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF1:00–1:50RHALL

ThA 307: Theatre Practicum I

1 cr.

Practical experience either in a role on stage or in a behind-the-scenes stagecraft assignment in a campus production.

Prerequisites: ThA 101, ThA 300, or ThA 306 Prereq.

Sec Days Time Room
1TBATBATBA

ThA 308: Theatre Practicum II

1 cr.

Practical experience either in a role on stage or in a behind-the-scenes stagecraft assignment in a campus production.

Prerequisite: ThA 307.

Sec Days Time Room
1TBATBATBA

ThA 310: Stage Movement

2 cr.

Beginning stage movement for the performer. Emphasis on period movements, alignment, flexibility, gesture and body composition, and physical characterization.

Prerequisites: ThA 100 or ThA 306 Prerequisite.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH12:00–12:50RHALL

ThA 317: Playwriting

3 cr.

Foundations of playwriting with lab work in monologue, scenes and one-act plays.

Prerequisites: CW 212 or ThA 100 or ThA 105.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

ThA 401: Portfolio Preparation

1 cr.

Guided preparation for the Theatre Arts' major as he/she prepares a culminating project and presentation of an academic portfolio.

Sec Days Time Room
1TBATBATBA

ThA 402: Senior Portfolio

1 cr.

Guided preparation for the Theatre Arts' major as he/she presents a culminating project and portfolio.

Prerequisite: ThA 401.

Sec Days Time Room
1TBATBATBA

ThA 407: Christian Drama Internship

1 cr.

Students will write, direct or design as part of a theatrical event sponsored by a Christian ministry, church or school group.

Sec Days Time Room
1TBATBATBA

ThA 410: Staging Literature

3 cr.

Adaptation, direction and group performance of poetry, narrative fiction and compiled scripts.

Prerequisites: ThA 105 or ThA 100 Prerequisite.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF1:00–1:50PHALL

ThA 413: Drama in Ministry

2 cr.

An introduction to the use of theatre as mission, service or ministry, emphasizing the development of a personal philosophy of ministry in theatre arts and the practical considerations of the business of creating theatre.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

ThA 600: Theories of Theatre & Performance

3 cr.

A survey of seminal theatre theories and performance techniques, with an emphasis on the writings of Aristotle, Konstantin Stanislavski, Bertolt Brecht, Artaud, Grotowski and Peter Brook. Application will be made to current trends in theatrical and performance theory with a special emphasis on the nature and application of a Christian missional event.

This course is not offered this academic year.

ThA 601: Theatre History Survey

3 cr.

A historical, political and theoretical survey of touchstone theatrical events. Special emphasis will be given to the nature of dramatic action and the relationship between live events and audiences in a given cultural and historical context.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

ThA 602: Playwriting

3 cr.

An examination of narrative theory and historical and contemporary trends in dramatic structures coupled with the creation of original full-length plays written in various styles, all culminating in workshopped, laboratory productions.

This course is not offered this academic year.

ThA 603: Stage Directing

3 cr.

An exploration and application of core tenants of directing for the stage, with an emphasis given to collaboration, working with new texts, handling style, and visionary, entrepreneurial leadership.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

ThA 604: Acting

3 cr.

Advanced analysis and creation of performance analogues within a Stanislavski framework; a special emphasis on plays with poetic languages. Students will explore a variety of styles and their relationship to core acting principles.

Prerequisite: ThA 306.

This course is not offered this academic year.

ThA 605: Theatre Arts Practicum

1 cr.

A practical examination of theatrical collaborative skills. Class discussions and projects culminate in a public performance event or theatrical artifact. Special attention will be given to theatrical events in a specific cultural context.

Sec Days Time Room
1M4:00–4:50TBA

ThA 606: Theatre Arts Practicum

1 cr.

A practical examination of theatrical collaborative skills. Class discussions and projects culminate in a public performance event or theatrical artifact. Special attention will be given to theatrical events in a specific cultural context.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

ThA 607: Principles of Collaborative Design

3 cr.

A critical exploration and examination of fundamental principles for theatrical design in a collaborative ensemble setting with practical application made to a "poor theatre" context culminating in organic theatre designs for a variety of spaces and texts.

This course is not offered this academic year.

ThA 608: Contemporary Narrative Performance

3 cr.

An examination of a variety of performance techniques, approaches and conventions of narrative that have contributed to the formation of contemporary performance theory and practice. Performance approaches from the one-person show to performance art will be studied. The course will provide the student with the opportunity to critically engage performance traditions through workshop and polished performance, discussion and analysis, and extend discoveries to a variety of theatre applications.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

ThA 609: Experimental Adaptation

3 cr.

Examination of and practice in adapting a variety of sources for live, dramatic performance.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH3:00–4:15RHALL

ThA 610: Theories of Directing

3 cr.

An examination of major theatre theory with application made to a variety of directing styles and contexts and actor training. Practical application made with actors in workshopped scenes.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH1:35–2:50PHALL

ThA 611: Theatre Arts Thesis Project

1 cr.

Within the context of an ensemble, individual and collaborative coaching is given in support of thesis projects in performance, directing or writing for the stage. Students will examine a survey of relevant historical and theoretical work as well as make application of ideas to a live event.

Sec Days Time Room
1T4:15–5:05TBA

ThA 612: Theatre Arts Thesis Project

1 cr.

Within the context of an ensemble, individual and collaborative coaching is given in support of thesis projects in performance, directing or writing for the stage. Students will examine a survey of relevant historical and theoretical work as well as make application of ideas to a live event.

No sections offered in the fall semester…