Theater Arts (THAR)

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 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 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 3320 Survey of Theatre History-WIN

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 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 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 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.