Theater Arts (THAR)

THAR 1301 Stage Production

Introductory study of the principles and practices governing the presentation of stage productions. Includes units on backstage work including costuming, make-up, props, lighting, sound and set construction.

THAR 1310 Theatre Appreciation

Survey of all phases of theatre including its history, critical analysis, dramatic works, stage techniques, production procedures, and relation to the fine arts. Participation in major University productions may be required.

TCCN: DRAM 1310

THAR 2100 Theater Practicum

Participation in semester theatrical production required. Participation may include acting, directing or backstage work.

THAR 2111 Theatre Practicum

Participation in semester theatrical production required. Participation may include acting, directing or backstage work. Rehearsal or work outside of class may be required. May be repeated twice for additional credit.

THAR 2300 World Theater

Participation in semester theatrical production required. Participation may include acting, directing or backstage work.

THAR 2340 Play Analysis

Principles and techniques governing the preparation of plays and other theatrical events for performance, design, direction and production. Contemporary systems of script analysis.

THAR 2354 Acting Fundamentals

A beginning approach to the fundamental of acting, which may include sensory exercises, relaxation, concentration , imagination, improvisation, character analysis and scene work. Rehearsals or work outside of class may be required.

TCCN: DRAM 1351

THAR 2366 Film Appreciation

Emphasis on the analysis of the visual and aural aspects of selected motion pictures, dramatic aspects of narrative films, and historical growth and sociological effect of film as an art. (Cross-listed with COMM 2366).

TCCN: DRAM 2366

THAR 3100 Theatre and Children

An introduction to the principles of theatre performance related to the expressive and developmental needs of children from pre-kindergarten through the sixth grade.

THAR 3300 Voice for Theater

Principles and practices governing the use of the voice for theatrical performances. Contemporary systems of vocal preparation. A study of standard stage, film and television dialects.

Prerequisites: THAR 1301 or THAR 1310 or consent of instructor.

THAR 3301 History of American Theater

Advanced survey course of American drama.

Prerequisites: THAR 1301 or THAR 1310 or consent of instructor.

THAR 3302 History of British Theater

Advanced survey course of British drama.

Prerequisites: THAR 1301 or THAR 1310 or consent of instructor.

THAR 3320 Survey of Theatre History

An introductory study of the theatre and its place in the social and cultural evolution from primitive civilization to the present. Selected examples of theatre literature are studied.

THAR 3321 History of the Theatre II

A study of the theatre and its place in the social and cultural evolution from 1700 to the present. Selected examples of theatre literature are studied.

THAR 3354 Acting Theory and Practice

An advance acting course in which the student explores and develops techniques of creating a role through analysis, rehearsal, and performance. Note: Outside rehearsal time may be needed throughout the semester. May be repeated twice for additional credit.

THAR 4111 Advanced Theatre Practicum

Participation in semester theatrical production required. Participation may include acting, directing or backstage work. May be repeated twice for additional credit.

Prerequisites: Junior Level Standing

THAR 4300 Advanced Movement

Principles and practices governing the use of the actor's body for theatrical performance that include dramatic scenes with complex and sophisticated problems of characterization. Emphasis on periods and styles of movement. Introduction to movement patterns for musical theater and opera.

Prerequisites: THAR 1301 or THAR 1310 or consent of instructor.

THAR 4310 Stage Design

Design principles applied to theatrical productions; set designs; drafting of design plans to include ground plan, side section, front and rear elevations, rendering or model building and set construction for stage; and practical applications for production crews.

Prerequisites: THAR 1301 or THAR 1310 or consent of instructor.

THAR 4311 Costume Design

Principles and practices governing the preparation of costumes for theatrical productions. Costume construction, basic materials, pattern making, work with special fabrics, and introduction to design techniques. Practical application on crew assignments for theatrical productions.

Prerequisites: THAR 1301 or THAR 1310 or consent of instructor.

THAR 4312 Lighting

Beginning and advanced techniques for theatrical lighting, stage instrumentation and circuitry. Practical experience in production assignments.

Prerequisites: THAR 1301 or THAR 1310 or consent of instructor.

THAR 4313 Special Topics in Theatre Arts

In-depth study of a specific area of theatre arts. May be repeated twice for credit. Rehearsals or work outside of class may be required.

THAR 4332 Theatre in Education

This course provides an in-depth examination of Applied Theatre as it is used in a variety of settings, including elementary and middle school classrooms, recreation facilities, and in community outreach programs.

THAR 4364 Playwriting and Directing

A capstone course focusing on the fundamentals of playwriting or directing with practical experience provided by writing or directing a theatrical play. Students will learn to establish the world of the play through given circumstances and theatrical elements. Students will write an original one-act play or direct scenes from original or previously published work or a one-act play. Under certain circumstances students may be allowed to direct a full-scale theatrical production. Rehearsals outside of class may be required.