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THEA 1120   Theatre Practicum I   THEA 1120 (DRAM 1120) Theatre Practicum I (0-3). Practical course designed for freshman students who do acceptable work in the dramatic productions of the department.  
THEA 1310   Introduction to the Theatre   THEA 1310 (DRAM 1310) Introduction to the Theatre (3-0). A survey of the elements of theatre and how they were formed. What makes theatre? Where has it come from and what is the future?  
THEA 1322   Stage Movement   THEA 1322 (DRAM 1322) Stage Movement (1-2). Examination and practical application of the styles of movement for the performing artist. Activities and exercises for the performing artist. Activities and exercises to improve posture agility vision endurance and personal awareness.  
THEA 1351   Acting I   THEA 1351 (DRAM 1351) Acting I (2-2). A practical laboratory of the principles and technique of acting for the stage.  
THEA 1352   Acting II   THEA 1352 Acting II (2-2). Study and practice of intermediate and advanced techniques used by actors in the development of good stage habits character development. Prerequisite: THEA 1351 or instructor permission  
THEA 2120   Theatre Practicum III   THEA 2120 (DRAM 2120) Theatre Practicum III (0-3). Practical course designed for sophomore students who do acceptable work in the dramatic productions of the department.  
THEA 2121   Theatre Practicum IV   Practical course designed for sophomore students who do acceptable work in the dramatic productions of the department. Non-theatre major and minors must receive permission from the instructor to enroll.  
THEA 2307   Stage Combat   THEA 2307 Stage Combat (1-2). The practical application of the techniques used in the choreography of stage combat including unarmed combat techniques and various style of weaponry.  
THEA 2310   Intro to Theatrical Design   THEA 2310 Introduction to Theatrical Design (2-2). A fundamental course in the basic aspects of all theatrical design: including scenic costume lighting sound and property design. Course projects may include fabrication modeling computer-aided design rendering and construction.  
THEA 2311   Stage Management   THEA 2311 Stage Management (2-1). A course encompassing the basic theatrical stage management skills and procedures such as budgeting scheduling and personnel management for the pre-rehearsal rehearsal and performance periods of a production.  
THEA 2331   Stagecraft   THEA 2331 (DRAM 2331) Stagecraft (2-2). A lecture-laboratory course designed to give the student a fundamental knowledge of the theory and techniques of scenic construction and lighting.  
THEA 2336   Voice for the Theatre   THEA 2336 (DRAM 2336) Voice for the Theatre (3-0). Vocal techniques including diction and dialect for performing on the stage.  
THEA 3101   Theatre Workshop   THEA 3101 Theatre Workshop (0-3). Practical course designed for junior students who do acceptable work in the dramatic productions of the department. May be repeated for credit but not more than once for theatre majors and minors.  
THEA 3102   Theatre Workshop   THEA 3102 Theatre Workshop (0-3). Practical course designed for junior students who do acceptable work in the dramatic productions of the department. May be repeated for credit but not more than once for theatre majors and minors.  
THEA 3302   Hist Thea I:Gk Thea-Ren Thea   THEA 3302 The History of Theatre I: Greek Theatre through Renaissance Theatre (3-0). A survey of the important people works and developments in theatre history from the ancient Greeks through the European Renaissance.  
THEA 3303   Repertory Theatre   THEA 3303 Repertory Theatre. (0-5). Practice and theory in the problems of management production and acting in repertory theatre. May be repeated for credit but not more than once for theatre majors or minors.  
THEA 3304   Screenwriting II   A course dealing with topics in the study of theatre, such as theatrical design, mask characterizations, specialized acting methods or regional theatre history, etc. May be repeated when topic varies.  
THEA 3304   Special Topics Interior Design   THEA 3304 Special Topics (3-0). A course dealing with topics in the study of theatre such as theatrical design mask characterizations specialized acting methods or regional theatre history etc. May be repeated when topic varies.  
THEA 3304   Special Topics: Advanced   THEA 3304 Special Topics (3-0). A course dealing with topics in the study of theatre such as theatrical design mask characterizations specialized acting methods or regional theatre history etc. May be repeated when topic varies.  
THEA 3304   Theatre Graphics   A course dealing with topics in the study of theatre, such as theatrical design, mask characterizations, specialized acting methods or regional theatre history, etc. May be repeated when topic varies.  
THEA 3307   Musical Comedy Workshop   THEA 3307 Musical Comedy Workshop. (0-5) Practical training in the technique and style of performing scenes and songs from musical theatre. May be repeated for credit but not more than once for theatre majors or minors.  
THEA 3308   Acting III: Styles   An advanced study of acting styles and periods for the stage. Prerequisite: THEA 3301  
THEA 3309   Stage Make-Up   THEA 3309 Stage Make-up (1-2). QEP mapped course. A practical laboratory of the principles and techniques of stage and film make-up.  
THEA 3312   Script Analysis   THEA 3312 Script Analysis (3-0). A study of the principles of various styles and periods of dramatic literature involving a history of criticism from Aristotle to the present. Representative plays will be analyzed for theme structure characterization and dialogue with a view to their influences on contemporary theatre. Emphasis is placed on written student criticism and evaluation of plays. Writing enhanced course. Prerequisite: English 1302  
THEA 3313   Scenic Design   THEA 3313 Scenic Design (2-1). QEP MAPPED COURSE The theory and practical application of the scenic designer's process from conception to presentation of design and an understanding of the scenic designer's responsibilities and duties as a member of the production team and as the head of the scenic design team. Prerequisite: Theatre 2310  
THEA 3314   Costume Design   THEA 3314 Costume Design (2-1). The theory and practical application of the costume designer's process from conception to presentation of design and construction and an understanding of the costume designer's responsibilities and duties as a member of the production team and as the head of the costume design team. Prerequisite: Theatre 2310  
THEA 3315   Lighting and Sound Design   THEA 3315 Lighting and Sound Design (2-1). The theory and practical application of the lighting and sound designer's process from conception to presentation of design and an understanding of the designer's responsibilities and duties as a member of the production team and as the head of the lighting or sound design team.  
THEA 3316   Hist Thea II:Eng Rstor-Cntemp   THEA 3316 The History of Theatre II: The Theatre of the English Restoration through Contemporary Theatre (3-0). A survey of the important people works and developments in theatre history from the English Restoration through contemporary theatre.  
THEA 3317   Acting IV: Improvisation   THEA 3317 Acting IV: Improvisation (0-6). In this lab students develop improvisational skills including plot character and dialogue. Students will learn approaches to assist with listening and spontaneity. Prerequisite: THEA 1352  
THEA 3318   Directing I   THEA 3318 Directing I (2-1). The technology and application of directing for the stage. Prerequisite: THEA 3312.  
THEA 3319   Producing   A comprehensive study of the theory and practice of film/video production.  
THEA 3321   Screenwriting   THEA 3321 Screenwriting (3-0). An introduction to screenwriting format craft and technique with an emphasis on the fundamentals of storytelling. Prerequisite: ENG 1302  
THEA 4101   Theatre Workshop   THEA 4101 Theatre Workshop (0-3). Practical course designed for junior students who do acceptable work in the dramatic productions of the department. May be repeated for credit but not more than once for theatre majors and minors.  
THEA 4102   Theatre Workshop   THEA 4102 Theatre Workshop (0-3). Practical course designed for junior students who do acceptable work in the dramatic productions of the department. May be repeated for credit but not more than once for theatre majors and minors.  
THEA 4304   Directing II   THEA 4304 Directing II (2-1). QEP MAPPED COURSE Continued study of the theory and application of directing for the stage from the directorial vision to the production of a one-act play. Prerequisite: THEA 3318  
THEA 4306   Acting V: Acting for Camera   THEA 4306 Acting V: Acting for the Camera (2-2). A study of acting styles specific to film and television. Emphasis on sense memory scene work audition techniques and preparation to enter the industry. Prerequisite: THEA 1352  
THEA 4307   Senior Project   THEA 4307 Senior Project (0-4). An intensive independent study of a selected area of theatre such as directing writing or designing of a full-length play or acting in a one-person show by those seeking a theatre degree or theatre certification. An oral comprehensive examination and exit survey are additional requirements.  
THEA 5303   Hist Thea I:Gk Thea-Ren Thea    
THEA 5303   Seminar in Theatre   THEA 5303 Seminar in Theatre (2-2). An advanced study of problems of analysis design rehearsal and performance in theatre. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.  
THEA 5304   Theatre Workshop   THEA 5304 Theatre Workshop (1-4). An advanced study of problems of analysis design rehearsal and performance in modern theatre and classic revivals. May be repeated for credit.