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THE 170 - Introduction To Theatre Arts
Introduction To Theatre Arts
Prerequisite: None

An investigation of the theatre arts. Discussion of the roles of the director, producer, actors, designers, dramatists, and audience. Plays will be read to serve as common ground for discussion. Students will attend plays and critique them.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, Fine Arts/Theater, Theatre Track, GER IIB-Fine Arts, LAC T1A-Arts in Context

THE 171 - Improv & Physical Theatre
Improvisational & Physical Theatre
Prerequisites: None

This course is a physical exploration of improvisation and character creation. Through the use of physically oriented exercises, games and improvisations, students will be challenged to unify psychological and physical levels of intention, and to approach performance with the whole body. Performerswill be given tools to help them become more physically alive and expressive, both on stage and off.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

THE 172 - Acting I for Majors
Acting I for Majors
Prerequisites: None

An introductory acting class for Theater majors/minors interested in developing type and anti-type characters for scenes study. Beginning audition techniques will be explored. Culminates in a public performance.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

THE 173 - Dance for the Actor
Dance For The Actor
Prerequisite: None

This course is an experiential introduction to dance performance techniques and vocabulary (i.e. ballet, modern, jazz, and tap) to help prepare actors to dance in shows.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

THE 174 - Stage Voice
Stage Voice
Prerequisite: None

This course serves as an introduction to the fundamentals of Linklater Technique for the stage. By the end of the term the student should understand the connection between the text and the actor's instrument (body/mind/voice), and be capable of interpreting a role with vocal freedom and emotional resonance.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

THE 176 - Fundamentals of Theatre Design
Fundamentals of Theatre Design
Prerequisites: None

An introduction to the fundamentals of scenic, costume, and lighting design for the theatre. Students will learn a common design vocabulary, the roles of designers within the production team, and methods of communicating and implementing design into a thatrical practice.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T1A-Arts in Context

THE 180 - Performance in Context
Performance In Context
Prerequisites: None

This course combines a contextual and experiential approach from the perspective of the artist-practitioner and his/her work onstage, in film, dance, video and other representational mediums. Each section will focus on a specfic sub-discipline (e.g. the Actor, the Director, New Media, Dance & Choreography), emphasizing key concepts, approaches and methodologies as practiced globally and from the past and present. Each will also require hands-on participation in experiential exercises and projects related to the sub-discipline.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
New Media Studies Core Course, LAC T1A-Arts in Context

THE 1XX - Theatre Elective
Theatre Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

THE 225 - Set Construction
Set Construction
Pre-requisite: Permission Of Instructor

This course combines formal instruction in set construction, theatre safety, the use of basic hand and power tools with a hands-on opportunity to construct the scenery associated with Performing Arts Department theatre productions. Concurrent enrollment in THE 275 is required.



1.000 Credit hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory

Performing Arts Department

THE 226 - Costume Construction
Costume Construction
Pre-requisite: Permission Of Instructor

This course combines formal instruction in costume construction, costume shop safety, the use of equipment and tools associated with costume construction with a hand-on opportunity to construct costumes associated with Performing Arts Department theatre productions.



1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory

Performing Arts Department

THE 227 - Design/Technical Practicum
Theatre Design/Technical Production Practicum
Prerequisite: Department Permission Required.
Note: Course may be repeated in different semesters.

A practical experience in shop, backstage crew, or design work on a department dramatic production. Pre-production assignments may include crew or designwork in scenery, projections, costumes, properties, lighting, sound and/or stage management. These positionswill likely require significant weekend and evening time commitment during technical rehearsal and performance weeks.

0.500 TO 3.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Performing Arts Department

THE 228 - Performance Practicum
Theatre Performance & Rehearsal Practicum
Prerequisite: Department Permission Required.
Note: Course may be repeated in different semesters.

A practical experience as a performer or leadership position such as assistant to the director or choreographer in a performing arts department theatre production. Requires significant evening and weekend time commitment.

0.500 TO 3.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Performing Arts Department

THE 260 - Performance Media History
History/Theory of Performance Media
Prerequisites: None

Surveys the history of media in live performance, with an emphasis on new media and hybrid/performance forms. Reconsiders the history and theory of all media as a network of interactions, and "respect & rivalry."

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
New Media Text & Context, Theatre-His/Theo/Crit

THE 261 - Visual Storytelling
Visual Storytelling
This course fosters awareness of visual language, and the way that images are used to tell stories and convey narrative across cultures and media.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
New Media Sound & Image

THE 267 - World Performance History I
World Performance History I
Prerequisite: None

Surveys theatre, production practices, audiences, and representative texts, documents, and artifacts from a global perspective. Focus on the emergence of national performance traditions within sociocultural contexts.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
Art Hist - Thry/Crit/Theater, Fine Arts/Theater, Fine Arts/Hist/Thry/Crit Track, Theatre Track, GER IIB-Fine Arts, LAC T1A-Arts in Context

THE 268 - World Performance History II
World Performance History II
Prerequisite: None

Surveys world theatre, production innovations, audiences, and representative performance texts and documents. Emphasis on theatre as a site of changing concepts of "modernity," and diverse national, community, and individual identities.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
Art Hist - Thry/Crit/Theater, Fine Arts/Theater, Fine Arts/Hist/Thry/Crit Track, Theatre Track, GER IIB-Fine Arts, LAC T1A-Arts in Context

THE 269 - Asian Theatre
Asian Theatre
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A, T1LT, T1H or T1SS course or GER student

Examines traditional, modern and contemporary East Asian performance, theatre and drama, within political, sociocultural and religious contexts.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
GER IC2-Cultural Traditions 2, LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

THE 270 - Directing I
Directing I
Prerequisite: None

An introduction to directing. Interpretation, blocking, rehearsal procedures, and actor training are stressed. Scenes are directed for the class.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
Theatre Track, GER IIB-Fine Arts, Middle Level Writing Intensive, LAC T1A-Arts in Context

THE 271 - Directing II
Directing II
Prerequisite: THE 270

Contemporary scripts will be analyzed and conceptualized by student directors through written analysis, class discussions, and the staging of one-act plays as final projects.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
Theatre Track

THE 272 - Introduction To Acting
Introduction To Acting
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A or T1LT course or GER student

Vocal and physical exercises, improvisations, and scenes are employed in order to master the techniques and methods of character development.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
Theatre Track, GER IIB-Fine Arts, Performance, LAC T2CE-Creative Expression

THE 273 - Acting II
Advanced Acting
Prerequisite: The 272

Serves as the second step in developing type and antitype characters for the stage. By the end of the term the student should understand the role of tablework in the craft, prove capable of building a character that is played with both emotional and physical honesty, and have the tools necessary for sustaining the integrity of a role for long-term performance runs.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

THE 275 - Technical Theatre
Technical Theatre
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A or T1LT course or GER student

NOTE: There is a $50.00 fee for this course.

Lecture/discussion introduction to theatre technology. Topics include safety, tools, materials, documents and procedures for scenic construction. The subjects of lighting and sound technology and scene painting are introduced as well. This is a hands-on class that requires work hours in the theatre outside of class time.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
Fine Arts/Theater, Theatre Track, GER IIB-Fine Arts, LAC T2CE-Creative Expression

THE 276 - Scenic Design
Scenic Design
Prereq: LAC student with T1A or T1LT course or GER student

NOTE: There is a $50.00 fee for this course.

This course is designed as an introduction to the processes, thechnologies, and aesthetics of scenic design. This is a hands-on course that will explore script analysis, research, and methods of traditional and digital rendering.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CE-Creative Expression, Theatre-Tech/Design

THE 277 - Drawing in Digital 3D
Computerized Drafting
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1M course or GER student

An introduction to the computerized drafting program SketchUP. This intuitive program allows for the creation of scaled two and three dimensional drawings. This class explores the general practices of formal drafting and involves the creation of multiple drawings designed to progressively familiarize students with the many features of this simple, but very powerful, software program.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
NewMedia Performance Conc, LAC T2IT-Applied Info Tech

THE 278 - Intro to Costume Technology
Introduction to Costume Technology
Pre-requisites: LAC student with T1A or T1LT course or GER student
NOTE: There is a $50.00 fee for this course.

The goal of this course is to introduce you to the world of costuming by teaching fundamental costuming skills, techniques, and terminology as a combination of theory and practice. You will develop a good understanding of the role of costume technology and will creatively apply practical skills in costume making.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CE-Creative Expression

THE 279 - Costume History
Costume History
Prerequisites: None

Survey of costume fashion from Ancient Egypt to the modern day, including basic period silhouette, costume parts and accessories.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T1A-Arts in Context

THE 280 - Lighting Technology And Design
Theatre Lighting Technology And Design
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A or T1LT course or GER student

NOTE: There is a $50.00 fee for this course.

An introduction to theatre lighting. Topics covered will include electricity, lighting instruments, circuiting, the computer software associated with theatre lighting design, and the control of lighting instruments through both simple dimmers and task specific computers. The second portion of the class will explore the aesthetic aspects of theatre lighting design and will involve practical exercises and design projects. Hands on work in the theatre outside of class time is an important aspect of this class.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
NewMedia Computation Conc, LAC T2CE-Creative Expression

THE 281 - Sound Technology And Design
Theatre Sound Technology And Design
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1M course or GER student
NOTE: There is a $50.00 fee for this course.

An exploration of the tools, techniques, aesthetics, and technology associated with the fields of sounde re-enforcement, production and design. Class will involve hands on work with the equipment and the software associated with sound file creation, modification, and distribution. The design aspect of this class will explore how sound is used to increase the aesthetic experience of a theatre production through discussion and practical exercises.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
New Media Sound & Image, LAC T2IT-Applied Info Tech

THE 282 - Scenic Painting
Scenic Painting
Prerequisites: LAC student with T1A or T1LT course or GER student

NOTE: There is a $50.00 fee for this course.

Through hands-on exercises and practical application to the departmental main stage productions, students will learn traditional and contemporary methods of scenic painting for theatre, film and interior design.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CE-Creative Expression, Theatre-Tech/Design

THE 283 - Sound Art
Sound Art
Prerequisite: A T1A or T1LT course.
NOTE: There is a $50.00 fee for this course.

In this course students will learn how sound is used as an artistic medium through the investigation of the history of the field and through the development of their own sound art works.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar, Studio (3 Hours)

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
NewMedia Performance Conc, LAC T2CE-Creative Expression

THE 285 - Intermedial Design 1
Intermedial Performance Design I
Prerequisites: None

NOTE: There is a $50.00 fee for this course.

This course is designed as an introduction to the processes, technologies, and aesthetics of intermedial design for live performance.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
New Media Interactivity

THE 288 - Stage Makeup
Stage Makup

Prerequisites: NONE

This course is a combination of the theory and practice of theatrical stage makup. It focuses on understanding of the role of makeup for stage and television, learning terminology and proper use of makeup toolsand materials. It provides project-based learning experience focused on the makeup design and its practical application, discussion, and work documentation.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture, Studio (3 Hours)

Performing Arts Department

THE 299 - Diversity in Performance
Diversity in Performance

Prerequisite: Approval of the department chair

This course examines what it means to be part of a socially diverse society while also exploring the culture, history, and heritage of the African diaspora through readings, discussions, and performance.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T1A-Arts in Context

THE 2XX - Theatre Elective
Theatre Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

THE 308 - Playwriting
Playwriting
Prerequisite: ENG 100 and a 100 or 200-level literature course

Students will invent, develp, and explore their scripts in progress in a workshop format and one-on-one with the instructor. The workshop format involves readings and critiques designed to enable the students to strengthen the storyline, dramatic structure, character development, dialogue and premise through revision and transformation. The culmination of the course involves a public reading and submission of the polished work to the appropriate media outlet.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

THE 309 - Feminist Playwriting Workshop
Feminist Playwriting Workship
Prerequisites: NONE

Students create original dramatic works in a collaborative, workshop environment, while becoming familiar with contemporary female-identified theatre artists and the groundbreaking work they create.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CE-Creative Expression

THE 325 - Advance Stagecraft
Advanced Stagecraft
Prerequisites: THE 275

NOTE: There is a $50.00 fee for this course.

An advanced exploration of the issues, techniques and materials associated with the construction of theatrical scenery and traditional and custom rigging.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

THE 345 - Prog for Interactive Design
Programming for Interactive Design
Prerequisite: NONE
NOTE: There is a $50.00 fee for this course.

Students will explore the world of interactive media programming through theoretical and experiential projects developed in the visual coding language MAX.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Seminar, Studio (3 Hours)

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
New Media Digital Applications

THE 351 - Adaptation/Media/Performance
Adaptation/Media/Performance
Prerequisites: ENG 206 or THE 270

Elective course for the Film Studies minor. Examines the pervasiveness of artistic, literary and mass-market adaptations - across mediums, genres, time, and cultures.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
NewMedia Performance Conc

THE 360 - Theatre In Elem Classroom
Theatre In The Elementary Classroom
Prerequisite: None

Experientially-based course on the efficacy, importance and techniques of bringing drama into the elementary school classroom.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

THE 361 - Musical Theatre
Musical Theatre
Prerequisite: THE 272, Mus 217 or in conjunction MUS 317

Performers will learn history, theories, and techniques involved for characterization and staging in order to support the singing of the song.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

THE 364 - Performance in America
Performance in America
Prerequisite: THE 270

This course examines the development and interrelationship of theatre, dance, film, musical theatre, opera, and intermedial hybrids by engaging the ideas of scholars and artists working in and writing about contemporary performance. Some topics to be covered include the research and analysis of image-based and movement-based forms, intertextuality, and concepts such as immersion, ephemerality, convergence, inter-activity, and performance as applied research.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
Writing Intensive

THE 365 - Special Topics In Theatre
Special Topics in Theatre
Prerequisite: None

Topics of interest in theatre define the content.

1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lecture With Increased Credits, Lecture With Reduced Credits

Performing Arts Department

THE 366 - Stage Management
Stage Management
Prerequisites: None

This course will explore the duties and responsibilities of the theatrical stage manager throughout the production process. Topics covered include organization, interpersonal relations, documentation, and the production process. The course includes practical hands-on group and individual exercises. Some of the required activities will take place outside of class time.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

THE 368 - Surface Design on Fabric
Surface Design on Fabric
Prerequisites: NONE

Surface Design on Fabric is an exploration of what can be done with design on fabric, presented in a lab-studio setting. Through the use of various fabrics, materials, and tools, students will learn and apply artistic techniques including marbling, stamping, batik, silk painting, and dying. Students will be encouraged to creatively experiment and share discoveries and excitement with the class.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture, Studio (3 Hours)

Performing Arts Department

THE 369 - American Theatre
American Theatre
Prerequisite: None

This course positions theatre as a social institution from colonial times to the present, through the analysis of performance alongside aesthetic and social-scientific methods. Topics include theatre's relation to democracy and national, group and individual identity, the economics of theatre production and consumption and the rise of "celebrity culture", and the ways representational modes reflect and shape individual perceptions and social realities.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Performing Arts Department

THE 372 - Acting III: Period Styles
Great Roles: Period Styles Of Acting
Prerequisite: THE 273 with a C or better

Serves as the third step in the acting course progression. By the end of the term the student should understand the psychological, physical and textual considerations inherent in various period styles, and prove capable of marrying the technical elements of style to the previously acquired skills in character believability.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
Theatre Track

THE 373 - Dramatic Theory And Criticism
Dramatic Theory And Criticism
Prerequisite: None

Surveys major theories of theatre and drama from Aristotle to the present, as well as the range of contemporary critical discourses on performance (e.g., Cultural Studies, Feminism, Performance Theory, Psychoanalysis, and Semiotics). Students will attend performances and write reviews and critical essays.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
Art Hist - Thry/Crit/Theater, Fine Arts/Theater, Fine Arts/Hist/Thry/Crit Track, Theatre Track, Theatre-His/Theo/Crit

THE 374 - Directing III
Directing III
Prerequisite: None

This course focuses on interpretation of period plays from the director's point of view. Students will explore practical problems involving research, staging, characterization, and stylistic choices.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
Theatre Track

THE 375 - Contemp World Theatre/Perform
Contemporary World Theatre And Performance
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A, T1LT, T1H or T1SS course or GER student

Comparative approach to contemporary theatre and performance forms from different nations. Examines representative genres, styles and production practices within aesthetic and sociopolitical contexts.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
GER IC2-Cultural Traditions 2, NewMedia Cultural Representati, LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective, Theatre-His/Theo/Crit

THE 376 - Reader's Theatre
Reader's Theatre
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A or T1LT course or GER student

Students will learn performance techniques of reading aloud utilizing facial and vocal expressions, gestures and movement. Innovative approaches to brining the written word from page to stage will be explored leading to group performance.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CE-Creative Expression

THE 377 - Advanced Movement for Actors
Advanced Movements for Actors
Prerequisite: THE 171 and THE 172

This studio course develops advanced skills through the application of physical and movement-based systems and techniques for performance. Students will become proficient in techniques for sustained conditioning of the physical core applicable to a range of forms and styles, from realism to movement-based performance.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

THE 378 - Costume Design
Costume Design
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A or T1LT course or GER student

NOTE: There is a $50.00 fee for this course.

This course is designed as an introduction to the processes, techniques, and aesthetics of costume design. Through our reading, discussion, and design work this semester, we will seek to tell the story of various texts through costume, within their unique historical, social and cultural context.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CE-Creative Expression

THE 379 - Pattern Making
Pattern Making
Prerequisite: None
NOTE: There is a $50.00 fee for this course.

This course is designed as an introduction to basic manual. and computerized flat pattern principles and techniques. This course introduces principles of pattern design through the manipulation of black patterns and draping fabric directly on the body form. Course emphasis is on the relationship between two and three-dimensional shapes and the interpretation of design concepts into patterns. Students will learn the processes used to develop a first sample and create design prototypes for both style and fit evaluation. Introduction to computer aided design of patterns is included.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

THE 380 - Advanced Lighting Design
Advanced Lighting Design
Prerequisites: THE 280

Students in this class will further develop their theatrical lighting design skills with a series of hand-on and practical exercises in Lighting Design. This class includes a thorough introduction to the computerized drafting program VectorWorks and LightWright.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

THE 385 - Intermedial Perf. Design 2
Intermedial Performance Design 2
Prerequisite: THE 285 Intermedial Performance Design 1

Elective course for the Film Studies minor. NOTE: There is a $50.00 fee for this course.

This course involves various hands-on, collaborative intermedial performance design projects which build on the theory and practices learned in THE 285 (Intermedial Performance Design 1). Approval of Department Chair required.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
NewMedia Performance Conc

THE 392 - Theatre Practicum
Theatre Practicum
Prerequisite: None

Note: May be repeated for a total of three credits in different semesters.
Forty-five hours of supervised work in some area of theatrical production either performing or backstage.

0.500 TO 3.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Practicum

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
Theatre Track

THE 393 - Stage Combat
Stage Combat: The Actor/Combatant

Prerequisites: THE 171 or THE 272

A course designed to examine acting through the lens of combat. Students learn to pursue objective and define character while performing safely-choreographed physical techniques. Skills may include any combination of unarmed, prop fighting, quarter-staff, single sword, and rapier & dagger. This is an extremely physical course and participants must come prepared to move.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

THE 3XX - Theatre Elective
Theatre Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

THE 470 - Children's Theatre
Children's Theatre
Prerequisite: THE 272, THE 376

Students will learn theories and techniques to develop, produce, and perform theatre for young audiences (pre-school through elementary school age). The course will culminate in a production at ECSU (which may tour). Students will be expected to attend rehearsals during out-of-class times for which they may receive Practicum credit (depending on the particular production circumstances).

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

THE 471 - On-Camera Acting
On-Camera Acting
Prerequisites: THE 172 and THE 273

NOTE: There is a $50.00 fee for this course.

Actors will learn to adapt their performances from stage to screen (i.e. TV and Film) through experiential work on scripts of various genres (i.e. dramas, comedies, sci-fi, soaps, commercials).

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Performing Arts Department

THE 472 - Auditioning For Stage & Screen
Auditioning For Stage And Screen
Prerequisite: THE 273 a C or better and LAC student with at least two Tier II courses or GER student

This course serves as the capstone in the development of artists transitioning into the professional world. By the end of the term the student should: be familiar with various opportunities and their functions within the student's chosen market, prove capable of building a self-driven business plan, and have built a portfolio of work appropriate for their next step.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience

THE 473 - Producing and Directing
Producing and Directing
Prereq: THE 366, 373 or 374 and LAC student with at least two Tier II courses or GER student

Advanced Theatre majors will have the opportunity to function as a producing company dealing with all the pre- production planning and dissemination, production implementation and presentation, and post-production critiquing and relection pertaining to a fully conceived and fully realized show. This course provides the framework for a collaborative capstone experience for student directors, stage managers, arts management and tech./design students and culminates in a main stage production. Out-of-class rehearsals and production meetings will be required and schedules will be discussed and distributed for advance notice.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience

THE 474 - Experimental Thea:Theory/Perf
Experimental Theatre: Theory And Performance
Prerequisite: LAC student with at least two Tier II courses or GER student

This class explores historical and contemporary theories of experimental and avant-garde theatre and performance in a global context, with the goal of practical applications. Topics to be explored theoretically and experientially may include intercultural, bilingual, and agit-prop theatre, multi-media production and intermediality, and installation and Performance Art.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
NewMedia Computation Conc, LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience

THE 475 - Theatre On Tour: Short Stay
Theatre On Tour: Short Stay
Prerequisite: Department Permission Required

Field experience (National or International) in which students study theatre, culture, and historical and contemporary performance practices from theoretical and experiential perspectives.

0.500 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.500 TO 3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Instruction, Lecture

Performing Arts Department

THE 476 - Theatre on Tour: Long Stay
Theatre On Tour: Long Stay
Prerequisite: Department Permission Required

Field experience (National or International) in which students study theatre, culture, and historical and contemporary performance practices from theoretical and experiential perspectives.

3.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
3.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Instruction, Lecture

Performing Arts Department

THE 480 - Independent Study In Theatre
Independent Study In Theatre
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor and approval of Department Chair and Dean

An opportunity for qualified students to pursue theatrical studies beyond those offered in the listed curriculum.

0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours
0.500 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Performing Arts Department

THE 481 - Senior Project in Theatre
Senior Project in Theatre
Permission of Intructor and Chair required

The Senior Project in Thatre is a capstone experience for both the theatre major and the liberal arts curriculum, entails independent inquiry under faculty supervision and applied research, and includes documentation, presentations/defense and reflective components depending on the branch of theatre studies explored.

1.000 TO 12.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Performing Arts Department

Course Attributes:
Liberal Arts Work, LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience

THE 495 - Internship In Theatre
Internship In Theatre
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor and approval of Department Chairperson and Dean

Advanced students may participate in an internship off campus or in special programs on campus, which allows them to work with qualified persons in conjunction with the faculty. These internships may be in various areas of theatre such as arts management, performance in acting and directing, technical theatre, and teaching.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Performing Arts Department

THE 497 - Teaching Internship

0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Performing Arts Department

THE 499 - Site-Specific Theatre
Site-Specific Theatre
Prerequisite: THE 273 wth a grade of C or better

This course serves as an introduction to Site-Specific Theatre styles and methodologies. By the end of the term the student should: understand the role of research in the construction of Site-Specific narrative, have demonstrated ability to write a text/narrative capable of being performed as a site construct, and be proficient in the mounting of a Site-Specific performance piece.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Performing Arts Department

THE 4XX - Theatre Elective
Theatre Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture


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