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THE104 Voice and Movement for the Actor Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles and practice of voice and movement skills for the actor. Includes phonetics, physical isolation and awareness exercises, development and practice of stage dialects, and physicalization of character.
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Information: May be taken five times for a maximum of fifteen credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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THE105 Theater Appreciation Credit Hours: 3.00
An exploration of the theory and practice of the discipline of theatre art. Includes setting the stage for understanding and appreciating theatre arts, the artists, and production of the play.
Prerequisite(s): WRT 100 or 101 or 102.
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Information: Students are expected to attend and critique a minimum of one theatrical production. Students may, at the discretion of the instructor, receive additional credit for participation in a PCC theatre production when this participation is not part of the student's requirements for another class.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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THE110 Movement/Dance for Actors Credit Hours: 2.00
Physical dynamics of actor training. Includes relaxation and warm-up techniques, vocabulary for movement, use of movement in developing acting skills, and improvisation for scenes and text analysis. Also includes execution of basic dance and movement, as well as the history of dance and movement for musical theater, and exercises.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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THE111 Stagecraft Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles and the practical application to the operation and techniques of various types of stages and stage scenery. Includes theater organization, geography, shop safety, tools and hardware applications, historic overview, construction design, three-dimensional scenery, and properties research. Also includes acquisition, maintenance, costume design, stage rigging systems, paint, materials handling, measuring, construction, assembly, finishing, rigging, and painting techniques.
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Course Corequisites: THE 113
Offered: Fall.
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THE113 Stagecraft Crew Credit Hours: 1.00
Preparing, organizing, setting up, running and shifting of theatrical sets, properties and costumes for approved theatrical productions. Includes scenic cost estimates and budget, construction, planning and execution, production deadlines, property acquisition, and props construction. Also includes painting and finishing, scenery shifting, and property organization, distribution, and security.
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Course Corequisites: THE 111
Offered: Fall.
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THE118 Basic Theater Graphics Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles and practice of graphic skills necessary in the planning of theatrical productions. Includes techniques of pencil sketching, study of theatrical drafting conventions, techniques of mechanical drawing, study of mechanical perspective, color rendering techniques, study of color theories, and study of computer design applications for theatrical drafting.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
THE125 Theater Production Credit Hours: 2.00
The practical application of exploratory learning within an ensemble setting. Includes the relating of ideas and possibilities to practical methods, skills and structure of Theatrical Production.
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Information: May be taken four times for a maximum of eight credit hours.
Information: Consent of instructor required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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THE140 History of Theater to the 18th Century Credit Hours: 3.00
Survey of theater, drama and audiences from their origins to the late 18th century. Includes origins of theater, physical theater, tragic and comic theories and genres, Greek and Roman tragedies and comedies, neo-classical drama, and major styles and specific plays.
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Offered: Fall.
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THE148 Costume Design Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to basic design techniques for theater costumes. Includes identifying and applying elements, sketching and coloring, paper fabrication of costume design, script and character analysis, application of historical research, and production scheduling and budget.
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Information: Same as FDC 148. May be taken two times for a maximum of six credit hours.
Offered: Spring.
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THE149 Introduction to Acting I Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to performance techniques and the development of physical skills for effective performance. Includes theatrical codes of behavior, exercise and structured improvisations, control of emotions and body, verbal and non-verbal intentions, emotional recall techniques and exercises, concentration and centering exercises, and physical investment exercises. Also includes physical projection of emotional states, imagery, auditioning, critiques of two productions, maintaining spontaneity, critiques of two productions, maintaining spontaneity, character analysis, playing a character, and monologues and scenes.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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THE151 Introduction to Acting II Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of THE 149. Includes character analysis and development exercises, analysis of scenes and plays, critiques of two productions, acting vocabulary and its application, sub-texts to a scene, exercises in emotional investment; and analyzing, playing intentions, and super objectives in a script.
Prerequisite(s): THE 104 or concurrent enrollment and THE 149.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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THE152 Costume Construction Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to basic costume construction techniques for theater costumes. Includes period patterning, period silhouettes, review of basic sewing and construction, measuring and fitting, commercial patterns, recycled garments, and construction of a period costume.
Prerequisite(s): FDC 110 and 111 and FDC/THE 148.
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Information: Same as FDC 152. May be taken two times for a maximum of six credit hours.
Offered: Fall.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
THE210 Screen Acting Credit Hours: 2.00
Introduction to film and television acting techniques. Includes special technical aspects of acting before a camera, performance preparation, and conduct of performance.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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THE220 Stage Lighting Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles of stage lighting design and practice. Includes historical context, electricity and lamps, fixtures, dimming equipment, control equipment, color media use and handling, design techniques, special effects and set up, and safety procedures. Also includes care, maintenance, proper use of lighting equipment, organization of lighting work, and operation.
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Course Corequisites: THE 222
Offered: Fall.
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THE222 Stage Lighting Crew Credit Hours: 1.00
Organizing, setting up and operating of stage lighting for approved theatrical productions. Includes analysis of designer information, cost estimates and budgeting, planning and execution of operations, and control board techniques for rehearsals and performances.
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Course Corequisites: THE 220
Offered: Fall.
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THE223 Scene Design Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles of scene design for various types of stage and models of productions. Includes historical context, theater architecture, scenic elements, design process and research, development of working drawings, perspective rendering, color use, period styles in furniture and architecture, and script analysis. Also includes cost estimates, material choices, advanced construction techniques, paint mixing and application techniques, stage furniture overview, and set dressing and finishing.
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Offered: Spring.
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THE245 Principles of Dramatic Structure SUN# THE2220 Credit Hours: 3.00
Examination of the structural elements of major dramatic forms and styles. Includes role of the dramaturge; examination of major themes; analysis of dramatic forms, styles, and actor-audience relationships; visualizing a text; and character analysis. Also includes analysis of text for language and poetic elements, dramatic criticism, and play production as a collaborative effort.
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Offered: Spring.
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THE250 Intermediate Acting I Credit Hours: 3.00
Intermediate Acting I Theory and practice of creating sustained character portrayals through the performance of a series of monologues, chosen from a broad spectrum of both classical and contemporary theatrical literature. Includes participation in physical and vocal exercises and improvisations, exercises to expand actor's instruments, study of Shurtleff theory, nuances of auditions, and technique of voice over. Also includes performance of audition monologues, audition scenes, audition songs, scenes for an audition, commercial scripts, and oral report on audition experiences.
Prerequisite(s): THE 103, 111 or concurrent enrollment, 149.
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Offered: Fall.
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THE251 Intermediate Acting II Credit Hours: 3.00
Performance-oriented class focuses on the practice and theory of pre-realistic styles of acting, and focuses on Shakespeare through the use of verse and prose. Includes the performance and analysis of Commedia del Arte, Moliere (Neo-classicism), and Restoration.
Prerequisite(s): THE 104 and 111 or concurrent enrollment, and THE 151 or 250.
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Offered: Spring.
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THE296 Independent Studies in Theater Credit Hours: 1-4.00
Students work at various assigned tasks in theatrical settings under the guidance of an instructor. Includes the opportunity for the student to design his/her own project with the instructor's approval.
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Information: May be taken eight times for a maximum of eight credit hours.
Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.