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Undergraduate Theatre Courses


TH 135 Oral Interpretation of Literature
Techniques of reading aloud and staging non-dramatic literature; e.g., short stories, poetry, etc. The student analyzes selections and then performs them in class.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

TH 191 Introduction to Theatre
LASC—Creative Arts
An overview of live performance, with the emphasis on audience appreciation. Performance arts and crafts are examined.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

TH 193 Special Topics in Theatre for First-year Students
All "193" classes are approved for LASC but may vary by section. See current course listing for specific LASC area approval.
Introductory level course covering topics of special interest to first-year students. Offered only as a First-year Seminar.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

TH 226 Script Analysis
Script analysis for theatre artists. How to take a script from initial reading to production
Offered every year. 3 credits.

TH 236 History of Theatre I
LASC—Creative Arts; Thought, Language and Culture
Survey of world theatre from Golden Age of Athens to Restoration England, including brief overview of Asian theatre.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

TH 237 History of Theatre II
LASC—Creative Arts; Thought, Language and Culture
Survey of western theatre from eighteenth to twentieth century, with reference to roots and developments in other world cultures.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

TH 245 Acting I
LASC—Creative Arts
Prerequisite: TH 191

Basic acting theory and practice. Students present brief monologues and scenes on stage.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

TH 246 Voice and Movement
Prerequisite: TH 191, TH 245
Training to strengthen the natural voice, develop diction, learn period movement and develop spatial awareness on and off stage.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

TH 270 History of American Entertainment I
An historical survey of American popular entertainments from the Colonial period through the end of the nineteenth century.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

TH 271 History of American Entertainment II
An historical survey of American popular entertainments from the rise of film and radio through the great American musicals.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

TH 272 History of Costume
The history of clothing from ancient times to the present. Lecture/discussion and a research project on a chosen era or culture.
Offered every two years. 3 credits.

TH 275 Introduction to Stagecraft and Design
Fundamentals of theatre production including scenic, costume and lighting, focused on the crafts and technology behind the scenes. 30-hour practicum required.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

TH 276 Costume and Makeup for Performance
Basics of historical research and design, applicable to both stage and screen work. Practicum in constructing costumes and applying makeup.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

TH 290 Theatre for Young Audiences
Organization of children’s theatre, script selection, visual design, rehearsal and performance. Investigation of creative drama as a teaching tool in elementary education.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

TH 292 Creative Dramatics
Principles and techniques of leading improvised dramatic activities with children and adults. Involves sensory awareness, imagination, movement, and story dramatizations.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

TH 321 Rehearsal and Performance
Public performance of full-length stage productions under faculty direction. Students assume performance and/or production “roles” as described in departmental manual.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

TH 335 History of American Theatre
The history of American theatre from its beginnings to the present day.
Offered every two years. 3 credits.

TH 345 Acting II

Prerequisite: TH 191, TH 245
Further development of basic acting skills with emphasis on stage and acting technique.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

TH 348 Stage Combat
Prerequisite: TH 191, TH 245
Training in armed and unarmed combat for the stage. Emphasis will be placed on safety in the choreography of stage fighting.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

TH 350 Playwrighting
Prerequisite: EN 102
Writing for the stage, both theory and practical exercises. Students complete a one-act play by the end of the course.
Offered once a year. 3 credits.

TH 355 Theatre Practicum
Practical work on Theatre production in various areas including acting, design, stage management, construction, etc.
Offered every year. 1 credit

TH 360 Scenic Design for Theatre
Prerequisite: TH 275
Scenic Design for Theatre will include research, drafting, drawing and rendering, model building, and presentation of scenic designs for assigned plays.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

TH 370 Costume Design for Theatre
Prerequisite: TH 275
Conceptualization, collaboration, research, figure drawing and rendering, swatching, organization, and presentation of costume designs for assigned plays.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

TH 380 Directing
Prerequisite: TH 245, TH 191
Script selection, casting, scene analysis, blocking, rehearsal techniques, and other concerns of the theatrical director.
Students direct short scenes and short plays.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

TH 390 Lighting Design for Theatre
Prerequisite: TH 275
Study and exercises in conceptualization, previsualization, collaboration, design presentation, qualities and functions of light, drafting the light plot, and control of theatrical lighting.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

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