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Theatre

THE 2000   INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE ARTS

credits: 3  
This is a survey course of dramatic theory and history with special emphasis on play reading of representative genres. The essential qualities of actor, director, and the various designers are discussed, and stage terminology is defined. Written compositions are required. Classroom activity includes stage performance. 47 contact hours.

THE 2304   SCRIPT ANALYSIS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: THE 2000. This is a course designed to prepare the student in the examination and analysis of play scripts as preparation for production. Through a working knowledge of theatrical literature, students may better grasp the knowledge of what is in a stage script and how to find the important information with the script. The student will read plays from various periods and genres and analyze dramatic elements such as plot, character, theme, dialogue and style. Students will analyze scripts looking for acting, design and directing indicators provided within the script. 47 contact hours.

THE 2940   THEATER INTERNSHIP

credits: 1-3  

Prerequisite: Approval of the College-wide Internship Office. This course provides the student with a supervised, practical learning experience in a work setting that is relevant to his/her program of study. Through course assignments and workplace projects the student will apply, connect, and extend academic theory and competencies for the purpose of building professional skills and affiliations 

THE 2949   CO-OP WORK EXPERIENCE

credits: 1-3  

Prerequisite: Faculty advisor/co-op coordinator approval. A course designed to provide students with major-related, supervised, evaluated practical training work experiences which may be paid or voluntary. Students are graded on the basis of documented learning acquired through hands-on experiences in an actual work setting. Variable credits are available, one to three per course. The student must fulfill the requirement of 60 on-the-job hours for each credit earned in addition to written assignments. Co-op courses may be repeated but total credits shall not exceed twelve.

TPA 1232C   INTRODUCTION TO COSTUME CONSTRUCTION

credits: 3  

This course # was formerly TPA 1230C; new # effective 8/20/12. This course offers an introductory study of costume construction techniques including work with costume shop equipment, fabrics, pattern drafting and fabric dyeing and decoration. The course is designed to prepare the student to perform the responsibilities needed to work in and also maintain a costume shop. Through a working knowledge of costume construction, the student shall understand costume shop hierarchy and the importance of the costume construction in the professional and educational theatre. 47 contact hours and a minimum of 45 lab hours. Additional hours may be required during production weeks.

TPA 2200C   STAGECRAFT I

credits: 3  
This course introduces the student to the technical aspects of theatre operations. Through classroom lectures and laboratory practice, the student will gain skills in the fundamentals of scenery construction, painting and rigging. Participation in a public performance is required. 47 contact hours and a minimum of 45 lab hours. Additional hours may be required during production weeks.

TPA 2204C   STAGECRAFT II

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: TPA 2200C or permission of program administrator. This is a continuation of Stagecraft I, with an emphasis on more advanced construction techniques and problem solving with an introduction to theatrical drafting techniques and Computer Aid-Drafting (CAD). Students will serve in supervisory capacities on productions. 47 contact hours and a minimum of 45 lab hours. Additional hours may be required during production weeks.

TPA 2290   TECHNICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION

credits: 1-3  
This is a course enabling participants in the production operations of a public performance to receive academic credit for their contributions. Through such participation, the student acquires practical skills in such areas of theatre as designs, scene construction, lighting, sound and music, stage crew work, costumes, makeup and house management. May be repeated up to 12 credit hours. Credit will be awarded according to the difficulty of the tasks. Approximately 47 contact hours per credit.

TPA 2600C   INTRODUCTION TO STAGE MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  
This is a course designed to prepare the student to perform the responsibilities of a stage manager for a theatrical production, including organization, delegation, scheduling, and personnel management. Through a working knowledge of stage management, the student shall understand theatre hierarchy and the importance of the stage manager in the professional and educational theatre. 47 contact hours and a minimum of 45 lab hours. Additional hours may be required during production weeks.

TPA 2949   CO-OP WORK EXPERIENCE

credits: 1-3  

Prerequisite: Faculty Advisor/Co-op Coordinator or Dean Approval. This course is designed to provide students with major-related, supervised, evaluated practical training work experiences which may be paid or voluntary. Students are graded on the basis of documented learning acquired through hands-on experiences in an actual work setting. Variable credits are available, one to three per course. The student must fulfill the requirement of 60 on-the-job hours for each credit earned in addition to written assignments. Co-op courses may be repeated but total credits shall not exceed twelve.

TPP 1100   ACTING I

credits: 3  

This course will include lectures and discussions to explain, analyze, and evaluate the theories, techniques, and principles of acting common to the various types of styles of dramatic production. Specific work in the areas of voice and body exercises and improvisations is included. Workshop projects help the student to develop his/her acting skill. 77 contact hours.

TPP 1111   ACTING II

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: TPP 1100 or permission of program administrator. This course is the second level of acting involving lectures, discussions, and laboratory work to explain, analyze, execute, and evaluate the theories, techniques, and principles of performing various styles of acting before an audience. Specific work in both classical and contemporary styles will be examined. Workshop projects, both in class and for the public, will help the student develop his/her acting skills. 77 contact hours.

TPP 2192   ACTING REPERTORY

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: Permission of the program administrator. A course enabling members of a cast of a public dramatic performance to earn academic credit for their participation. Through intensive rehearsal and performance experience, the student will acquire skills in expression, in human understanding, in cooperation, and in self discipline. May be taken up to six times for credit. From 12 to 18 hours per week is the minimum requirement during rehearsal and performance periods.

TPP 2260   INTRODUCTION TO CAMERA PERFORMANCE

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: TPP 1100, TPP 1111 or permission of the program administrator. Lectures, demonstrations and discussions will be used to explain, analyze and evaluate the theories, techniques and principles of performing various styles of acting in front of the camera. Specific problems in voice and body exercises in preparation for auditions, commercials and scene work will be explained. Class projects will help the student develop skills in acting for the camera. 47 contact hours and a minimum of 45 lab hours.

TPP 2300   INTRODUCTION TO DIRECTING

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: TPP 1100 or permission of the program administrator. Lectures, demonstrations and discussions explain, analyze, and evaluate the theories, techniques and principles of directing common to the various types of styles of directing. Specific problems of script analysis and the director's relationship with actors, environment and audience will be studied. Workshop projects help the student to develop his/her directing style. 47 contact hours and 45 lab hours.

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