Theatre

The School of Performing Arts is comprised of the music, theatre, and dance disciplines. The goal of the School is to provide the highest quality education and performance activities to those whom it serves. We are located in the Stephens Center for the Performing Arts, as well as the Fine Arts building (for most music courses), and the Red Hill Building (for most dance courses).

The Department of Theatre and Dance administers a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance, and a variety of minors in Theatre and Dance.

Theatre Program

Idaho State University's Theatre Department (see also http://www.isu.edu/sopa/theatre/) provides a well-rounded curriculum that is both fundamental and innovative. Theatrical productions range from classics to contemporary, from intimate to large-scale, and from student-directed to faculty produced. The program is structured to provide a rich mixture of academic, design, and performance courses, coupled with a broad array of electives, enabling ISU students to pursue theatre as a profession or an avocation.

Accreditation

The Idaho State University Theatre Program is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

Objectives

The primary objectives related to the undergraduate Theatre programs (B.A., B.S., and B.F.A.) are to help all students obtain a level of achievement appropriate to entry-level professionals in their specialty areas:

  1. Knowledge of theatre as a social and aesthetic experience.
  2. Knowledge of the history of the theatre and related dramatic literature.
  3. Competence in basic acting and directing skills.
  4. Competence in technical aspects of theatre.
  5. Competence in study skills.
  6. Competence in research skills.
  7. Competence in thinking clearly, logically, and independently.
  8. Ability to effectively communicate and work within a collaborative art.

The theatre curriculum is designed to provide not only a humanistic awareness of our history and civilization through a study of dramatic literature and theatre history, but also to allow the student to pursue courses of study which develop skills and techniques applicable to the production of plays and other theatrical media. A balance between theoretical and practical courses is offered in several degree programs. A theatre program can lead to careers in such varying areas as theatre, television, film, education, journalism, public relations, personnel work, sales, insurance, government, and law.

Special Graduation Requirements

The Theatre and Dance Department requires a departmental GPA of 2.5 as a standard for graduation. An additional requirement is that a Theatre major or minor or Dance minor must earn no less than a "C-" grade in each THEA or required dance course which is fulfilling a degree program requirement to be considered passing. Furthermore, at least a "C-" grade must be received to advance to another course for which the earlier course is a prerequisite, or to advance to the next level of a continuation course.

Students completing any Bachelor's degree must complete 8 of the 9 General Education Objectives (a minimum of 36 credits--see the General Education Requirements in the Academic Information section of this catalog.)

Auditions

Auditions for Theatre ISU productions are open to all University students. Theatre majors are expected to audition for every mainstage production in order to remain in good standing as a theatre major. Only Theatre majors in good standing are eligible to audition for theatre scholarships.

Dance Program

The Dance Program at Idaho State University provides a liberal arts-based approach to the study of dance as a unique discipline within a collaborative, interconnected setting. Training in Dance from ISU may lead to professional careers in performance, choreography, and direction; technical design; arts administration; dance writing and criticism; dance medicine and dance therapy as well as serve as the basis for graduate study. Throughout the year, the Department of Theatre and Dance produces faculty and guest artist dance performances that range from repertory dance concerts to evening-length works of dance theatre, musical theatre, and more. See the Dance Program's web  pages at http://www.isu.edu/sopa/dance/.

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Theatre

Required Theatre Courses:

THEA 1111Stagecraft3
THEA 1131Voice and Diction2
THEA 1191Theatre Production1
THEA 2211Drafting3
THEA 2214Makeup2
THEA 2221Stage Costume Construction3
THEA 2251Beginning Acting3
THEA 2252Intermediate Acting3
THEA 3304Theatre Management2
THEA 3311Intro to Scene Design3
THEA 3312Stage Lighting Design3
THEA 3391Theatre Production1
THEA 4400Theatre Background I3
THEA 4401Theatre Background II3
THEA 4403Stage Costume Design3
THEA 4455Beginning Stage Direction3
Select TWO of the following:6
Modern European Theatre
American Theatre History
Contemporary Theatre
Plus:
Upper division THEA electives6

Related Areas

Required Courses:

DANC 1110Elements of Movement2
ENGL 4476Shakespeare3
PEAC 1139ABeginning Fencing1
Plus 2 credits from the following dance courses:2
Dance Basics
Ballet I
Jazz Dance I
Modern Dance I
Modern Dance II
Tap Dance I
Tap Dance II

Minors-Theatre

General Minor in Theatre (Unspecified)

THEA 1101Appreciation of Drama3
In Addition:
THEA electives20
(Program must be approved by the department)
Total Hours23

Minor in Acting

THEA 1101Appreciation of Drama3
THEA 1118Oral Interpretation3
THEA 1131Voice and Diction2
THEA 2214Makeup2
THEA 2251Beginning Acting3
THEA 2252Intermediate Acting3
THEA 4404Problems in Acting3
THEA 4424Advanced Acting Styles3
Theatre Production 13
Theatre Production
Theatre Production
Total Hours25

1

Theatre Production courses may be taken for 8 cumulative credits.

Minor in Acting and Directing

THEA 1101Appreciation of Drama3
THEA 1111Stagecraft3
THEA 1131Voice and Diction2
THEA 2214Makeup2
THEA 2251Beginning Acting3
THEA 2252Intermediate Acting3
THEA 3312Stage Lighting Design3
THEA 4404Problems in Acting3
THEA 4424Advanced Acting Styles3
THEA 4455Beginning Stage Direction3
THEA 4456Advanced Stage Direction3
Total Hours31

Minor in Costume

THEA 1101Appreciation of Drama3
THEA 2211Drafting3
THEA 2214Makeup2
THEA 2221Stage Costume Construction3
THEA 3312Stage Lighting Design3
THEA 4402Stage Costume History3
THEA 4403Stage Costume Design3
THEA 4421Pattern Drafting3
Theatre Production 13
Theatre Production
Theatre Production
Total Hours26

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Theatre Production courses may be taken for 8 cumulative credits.


Minor in Technical Theatre

THEA 1101Appreciation of Drama3
THEA 1111Stagecraft3
THEA 2211Drafting3
THEA 2221Stage Costume Construction3
THEA 3304Theatre Management2
THEA 3311Intro to Scene Design3
THEA 3312Stage Lighting Design3
THEA 4426Advanced Scene Design3
Theatre Production 13
Theatre Production
Theatre Production
Total Hours26

1

Theatre Production courses may be taken for 8 cumulative credits.


Minor in Technical Theatre and Costume

THEA 1101Appreciation of Drama3
THEA 2211Drafting3
THEA 1111Stagecraft3
THEA 3312Stage Lighting Design3
THEA 2214Makeup2
THEA 2221Stage Costume Construction3
THEA 3304Theatre Management2
THEA 3311Intro to Scene Design3
THEA 4402Stage Costume History3
or THEA 4403 Stage Costume Design
Theatre Production 13
Theatre Production
Theatre Production
Total Hours28

1

Theatre Production courses may be taken for 8 cumulative credits.


Minor in Theatre History and Dramatic Literature

ENGL 4476Shakespeare3
ENGL 1126Art of Film I3
THEA 1101Appreciation of Drama3
THEA 4400Theatre Background I3
THEA 4401Theatre Background II3
THEA 4419Modern European Theatre3
THEA 4420American Theatre History3
THEA 4470Contemporary Theatre3
Total Hours24

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Film, and Video

Theatre, Film and Video is a major designed for students interested in a career in producing, directing and recording live performances. It approaches professional opportunities from both on-stage and video recording perspectives.

Objective:

To help all students obtain a level of achievement appropriate to entry-level professionals in their specialty areas or to use the confidence, expressiveness, and cooperative skills gained through their studies at ISU to succeed in a diverse range of careers in the world of technology and the arts.

The program’s goals include developing in the student the following:

  • The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Competency in study and research skills;
  • Competency in thinking clearly, logically, and independently;
  • The ability to solve problems that arise in a professional setting and working within a collaborative art form;
  • Competency with theatre, film, and video technology;
  • Sufficient general knowledge to pursue and succeed in a career in theatre, film, and/or video;
  • The ability to critique one’s work and accept criticism. 

Required Courses

MC 1119Introduction to Mass Media3
MC 2201Writing for the Camera2
MC 2260Photo and Graphic Design3
MC 3300Television Production3
MC 3306Non-Linear Editing3
MC 3360Film-Style Producing3
MC 4451Television Studio Directing3
THEA 1111Stagecraft3
THEA 2214Makeup2-3
or THEA 3312 Stage Lighting Design
THEA 2251Beginning Acting3
THEA 2252Intermediate Acting3
THEA 3311Intro to Scene Design3
or THEA 4403 Stage Costume Design
THEA 4455Beginning Stage Direction3
Plus ONE of the following:3
Theatre Background I
Theatre Background II
Modern European Theatre
American Theatre History
Contemporary Theatre
General Education Objective Courses52
Select electives each semester from the following:36
Visual Anthropology
Creative Process
Digital Information Literacy
Intro to International Film
World Film Studies
Topics in World Film Studies
Art of Film I
Art of the Film II
Graphic Design
Introduction to Photography
   and Intro to Photography Lab
American Broadcasting
Intellectual Property Law
Television Workshop
Voice and Diction
Theatre Production 1
Theatre Production
Stage Dialects
Practicum Theatre Arts I
   and Practicum Theatre Arts II
Problems in Acting
Advanced Costume Construction
Advanced Acting Styles
Advanced Scene Design
Advanced Stage Direction
Total Hours128-129
1

Theatre Production courses may be taken for 8 cumulative credits.


Minors Suggested:

  • Art (Studio and Art History minors)–21 credits
  • Business–18 credits
  • Dance–24 credits
  • English (Creative Writing Option)–21 credits

 

Dance Program

Bachelor of Arts in Dance: Choreography and Performance

Required Basic Dance Technique Courses

Dance majors are expected to enroll in a dance technique class every semester. Auditions for placement into the appropriate level take place at the beginning of each semester.

Ballet (must include DANC 2200)4
Jazz Dance (must include DANC 2220)4
Modern Dance (must include DANC 3330)6
Electives (must be chosen from):3
Contact Improvisation
Ballet III
Jazz Dance III
Workshop: Cultural Forms
OR any DAAC course
Other Required Courses
DANC 1104World Dance Local Identity3
DANC 1110Elements of Movement2
DANC 2205Dance in the Modern Era3
DANC 2210Dance Composition I3
DANC 2270Dance Repertory1
DANC 3301Performance and Society3
DANC 3311Theatre Movement Workshop2
DANC 3380Dance Mgmnt and Production2
DANC 4401Aesthetic Issues in Dance3
DANC 4410Dance Composition II3
DANC 3360Methods of Dance for Children3
or DANC 4460 Dance Teaching and Curriculum
PE 2243Anatomical Foundations3
PE 3370Care and Prevention of Ath Inj3
THEA 1111Stagecraft3
Select ONE of the following courses:
THEA 2214Makeup2
THEA 2221Stage Costume Construction2
THEA 3304Theatre Management2
THEA 3312Stage Lighting Design3
Select ONE of the following courses:
MUSC 1100Introduction to Music3
MUSC 1102Elements of Music2
MUSC 1106American Music3

Minor in Dance

The Dance minor may be taken by any Idaho State University student. Courses are especially designed to meet the needs of students involved in the performing arts, liberal arts, and education, as well as private dance studio teachers and those interested in pursuing professional careers in dance.

Students pursuing a minor in Dance should be enrolled in a dance technique class every semester. See also the list of courses recommended for students minoring in Dance.

Required Courses

DANC 1104World Dance Local Identity3
DANC 1110Elements of Movement2
DANC 2205Dance in the Modern Era3
DANC 2210Dance Composition I3
DANC 3380Dance Mgmnt and Production2
DANC 1100Ballet I2
DANC 1130Modern Dance I2
DANC 2230Modern Dance II2
Select ONE of the following courses:
DANC 3301Performance and Society3
DANC 3311Theatre Movement Workshop2
DANC 3360Methods of Dance for Children3
DANC 4401Aesthetic Issues in Dance3
DANC 4410Dance Composition II3
DANC 4460Dance Teaching and Curriculum3

 Recommended Courses for the Dance Minor Program include:

ART 1103Creative Process3
BIOL 3301/3301LAnatomy and Physiology4
BIOL 3302
  & 3302L
Anatomy and Physiology
   and Anatomy and Physiology Lab
4
DAAC 1100Dance Basics1
DAAC 1110Ballroom Dance I1
DAAC 1111Ballroom Dance II1
DAAC 1125Latin Dance I1
DAAC 1135Middle Eastern Dance1
DAAC 1140Tap Dance I1
DAAC 1141Tap Dance II1
DAAC 1150Folk and Square Dance I1
DAAC 1151Folk and Square Dance II1
DAAC 1160Recreational Dance I1
DAAC 1161Recreational Dance II1
DAAC 1175Pilates-Dance Conditioning-Mat1
DAAC 1176Pilates-Dance Condtng-Equip1
DAAC 1180Hip Hop I1
DAAC 1181Hip Hop II1
DAAC 1182Hip Hop Performance1
DAAC 1195Swing Dance1
DANC 1100Ballet I2
DANC 1105Survey of Dance3
DANC 1120Jazz Dance I2
DANC 1130Modern Dance I2
DANC 2200Ballet II2
DANC 2220Jazz Dance II2
DANC 2230Modern Dance II2
DANC 2270Dance Repertory1-2
DANC 2290Contact Improvisation2
DANC 3300Ballet III2
DANC 3320Jazz Dance III2
DANC 3330Modern Dance III2
DANC 3380Dance Mgmnt and Production2
DANC 3390Workshop: Cultural Forms1-2
DANC 4401Aesthetic Issues in Dance3
DANC 4410Dance Composition II3
DANC 4460Dance Teaching and Curriculum3
MUSC 1100Introduction to Music3
MUSC 1108The World of Music4
PE 2243Anatomical Foundations3
PE 44703
THEA 1111Stagecraft3
or THEA 3391 Theatre Production
THEA 2214Makeup2
THEA 2221Stage Costume Construction3
THEA 2251Beginning Acting3
THEA 3300Theatre Movement Workshop2
THEA 3390Practicum Theatre Arts I1-2
THEA 4490Practicum Theatre Arts II1-3
FreshmanHours
MC 11193
MC 22603
THEA 11113
THEA 22513
General Education Objective Courses15
Electives15
 32
Total Hours: 32

SophomoreHours
MC 22012
MC 33003
THEA 2214 or 33122-3
THEA 22523
General Education Objective Courses15
Electives17
 32-33
Total Hours: 32-33

JuniorHours
MC 33063
MC 33603
THEA 3311 or 44033
THEA 44553
General Education Objective Courses12
Electives18
 32
Total Hours: 32

SeniorHours
MC 44513
General Education Objective Courses10
Electives116
Plus ONE of the following:3
 
 
 
 
 
 32
Total Hours: 32

 

1

Select electives each semester from the list below:


Recommended Electives

ANTH 4494Visual Anthropology3
ART 1103Creative Process3
CIS 1101Digital Information Literacy3
CMLT 2220Intro to International Film3
CMLT 3335World Film Studies3
CMLT 4435Topics in World Film Studies3
ENGL 1126Art of Film I3
ENGL 3305Art of the Film II3
MC 2215Graphic Design3
MC 2230
  & 2230L
Introduction to Photography
   and Intro to Photography Lab
3
MC 2290American Broadcasting3
MC 4441Intellectual Property Law3
MC 4450Television Workshop3
THEA 1131Voice and Diction2
THEA 1191Theatre Production 11
or THEA 3391 Theatre Production
THEA 2218Stage Dialects2
THEA 3390
  & THEA 4490
Practicum Theatre Arts I
   and Practicum Theatre Arts II
2-5
THEA 4404Problems in Acting3
THEA 4405Advanced Costume Construction3
THEA 4424Advanced Acting Styles3
THEA 4426Advanced Scene Design3
THEA 4456Advanced Stage Direction3

1

Theatre Production courses may be taken for 8 cumulative credits.


Suggested Minors:

  • Art (Studio and Art History minors) - 21 credits

  • Business - 18 credits

  • Dance - 24 credits

  • English (Creative Writing Option) - 21 credits

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Dance Courses

DANC 1100 Ballet I: 2 semester hours.

Beginning barre, center floor work, and across the floor movement combinations including adagio, petit allegro, and grand allegro. Development of a ballet vocabulary of movement, musicality and music awareness, performance quality and intent. Focus upon classical and/or contemporary ballet dependent upon instructor of record. Assumes prior dance training. DAAC 1100 Dance Basics highly recommended. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. F, S

DANC 1104 World Dance Local Identity: 3 semester hours.

Compare traditional and contemporary cultures of Native America, Africa, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and Europe; examine movement as the primary extension system, and the body as a tool of communication central to the social, political and religious life of community. Includes frameworks for observation; cross-cultural examinations of work, war, contest, social display and worship; diaspora, and global imperialism. F, S

DANC 1105 Survey of Dance: 3 semester hours.

Historical development of dance cross-culturally from early to modern times. A study of language, literature and forms of dance through readings, demonstrations, and performances. Relationship of dance to the fine arts and other disciplines. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. F, S, Su

DANC 1110 Elements of Movement: 2 semester hours.

Introduction to the Elements of Movement (body, space, time, energy) as described in the theories of H'Doubler Movement Analysis and Laban Effort/Shape and Space Harmony. Exploration of how the Elements of Movement may be manipulated to create movement phrases and develop character and emotional performance. F

DANC 1120 Jazz Dance I: 2 semester hours.

Development of the jazz dance technique with focus on rhythmic complexity of movement combinations, the ability to perceive movement quickly and accurately, and performance quality and intent. Class will consist of core training; isolations; strength, flexibility, and speed; floor work; turns; dynamic, fluid and percussive movement. Assumes prior dance training. DAAC 1100 Dance Basics highly recommended. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. F, S

DANC 1130 Modern Dance I: 2 semester hours.

Contemporary modern dance with focus upon lifted center; fluid and articulate spine; strength and flexibility; falls, suspension and balance; musicality and music awareness developed through exercises at the barre, center floor work and movement combinations across the floor. Style of modern dance technique dependent upon instructor of record. Assumes prior dance training. DAAC 1100 Dance Basics highly recommended. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. F, S

DANC 2200 Ballet II: 2 semester hours.

Continued development of barre exercises, center floor work, and across the floor movement combinations including adagio, petit allegro, and grand allegro. Continued development of ballet vocabulary of movement and movement qualities, musicality and music awareness, performance quality and intent. Focus upon classical and/or contemporary ballet dependent upon instructor of record. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: DANC 1100. F, S

DANC 2205 Dance in the Modern Era: 3 semester hours.

Concentrated study of the history of dance in the 20th and 21st centuries and its direct relationship to events and trends of the Modern Era through readings, films, demonstrations, and live performances. PREREQ: At least Sophomore standing. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. AF

DANC 2210 Dance Composition I: 3 semester hours.

Explore various techniques and processes used to create movement studies and choreographic work at the beginning level. Students explore improvisational processes and design and present choreography created for individuals and groups. May be repeated for up to 8 credits. PREREQ: DANC 1112. S

DANC 2220 Jazz Dance II: 2 semester hours.

Continued development of the jazz dance technique with focus on rhythmic complexity of movement combinations, the ability to perceive movement quickly and accurately, performance quality and intent. Class will consist of increasing difficulty in core training; isolations; strength, flexibility, and speed; floor work; turns; dynamic, fluid and percussive movement. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: DANC 1120. F, S

DANC 2230 Modern Dance II: 2 semester hours.

Continued development of contemporary modern dance technique with focus upon lifted center; fluid and articulate spine; strength and flexibility; falls, suspension and balance; musicality and music awareness developed through exercises at the barre, center floor work and movement combinations across the floor. Style of modern dance technique dependent upon instructor of record. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: DANC 1130. F, S

DANC 2270 Dance Repertory: 1-2 semester hour.

Rehearse and perform faculty choreographed works. Enrollment must be approved by a theatre/dance faculty member and does not presume casting in a given production. May be repeated for up to 8 credits. COREQ: DANC 1100, DANC 1120, DANC 1130, DANC 2200, DANC 2220, DANC 2230, DANC 3300, DANC 3320, OR DANC 3330. F, S

DANC 2290 Contact Improvisation: 2 semester hours.

Beginning techniques of contact improvisation including focus on momentum, flow, gravity, and partnering skills. May be repeated for up to 4 credits. AS

DANC 2299 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hour.

This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content

DANC 3300 Ballet III: 2 semester hours.

Intermediate level barre exercises, center floor work, and across the floor movement combinations with increasing difficulty. Higher level of focus upon technique, performance quality and performance intent. Focus upon classical and/or contemporary ballet dependent upon instructor of record. Pointe work optional based on instructor and students. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: DANC 2200. F, S

DANC 3301 Performance and Society: 3 semester hours.

Examination of performance as praxis, the embodiment of theory. Draws upon the canon of 20th century theories and the performance projects they influenced to explore the performance art tradition and to create original interdisciplinary intermedia work that is reflective and reflexive of society. F

DANC 3311 Theatre Movement Workshop: 2 semester hours.

Exploration of techniques of movement improvisation and the text/movement synthesis of physical theatre. Equivalent to THEA 3300. PREREQ: DANC 1110. F

DANC 3320 Jazz Dance III: 2 semester hours.

Intermediate level jazz technique with increased rhythmic complexity of movement combinations, turns and body isolations. Increasing difficulty in perceiving movement quickly and accurately, and a higher level of performance quality and intent will be demonstrated. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: DANC 2220. F, S

DANC 3330 Modern Dance III: 2 semester hours.

Intermediate level technique: lifted center; fluid and articulate spine; strength and flexibility; falls, suspension and balance; musicality and music awareness developed through increased difficulty of barre exercises, center floor work and movement combinations across the floor. Style of modern dance technique dependent upon instructor of record. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: DANC 230. F, S

DANC 3360 Methods of Dance for Children: 3 semester hours.

Study of a variety of dance activities suitable for early childhood through grade 6. Students plan and teach dance to children. Interdisciplinary approaches to incorporate dance into an educational setting are used. AF

DANC 3380 Dance Mgmnt and Production: 2 semester hours.

Overview of skills necessary to manage and produce formal dance productions; design of costumes, lights, sets and sound; house and stage management. Exploration of business and administration including auditioning, resumes, fund-raising, advertising, promotion, community outreach, and documentation. D

DANC 3390 Workshop: Cultural Forms: 1-2 semester hour.

Workshops aimed at the development and breadth of dance skills cross-culturally. May be repeated for up to 6 credits with different titles. F, S

DANC 4401 Aesthetic Issues in Dance: 3 semester hours.

An examination into the aesthetics of human movement as they relate to the human body biologically, socially, politically, historically and culturally. S

DANC 4410 Dance Composition II: 3 semester hours.

Explore various techniques and processes used to create movement studies and choreographic work at an intermediate/advanced level. Students continue to explore improvisational processes based in the Elements of Movement. Students present their work in a concert at the end of the semester. PREREQ: DANC 2210 and THEA 3300. F

DANC 4460 Dance Teaching and Curriculum: 3 semester hours.

Study of curricular designs, methods, materials utilized in teaching dance in schools. Practical experience in teaching others. Develop basic skills in a variety of dance forms such as creative, folk, square. AS

DANC 4485 Independent Study in Dance: 1-3 semester hour.

Individual work under the direction of a dance faculty member. Field and/or library study on specific dance related topics of interest to students who want further studies in dance. May be repeated up to 6 credits. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. F, S, Su

Theatre Courses

THEA 1101 Appreciation of Drama: 3 semester hours.

An audience-oriented course in the creative processes and aesthetic principles which guide artists of the live theatre, film and television in the shaping and reflection of human value. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. F, S, Su

THEA 1111 Stagecraft: 3 semester hours.

Shop and crew based course in building scenery, hanging lights, painting and properties. Lectures are based on construction theories. Students will form a production staff and crews for university productions. Required for majors. F

THEA 1118 Oral Interpretation: 3 semester hours.

Analysis and interpretation of literature through performance. Prose, poetry and dramatic literature will be investigated. S

THEA 1131 Voice and Diction: 2 semester hours.

A performance-based course focusing on basic breathing, tone, diction, and other aspects of speech for stage. Students will demonstrate acquisition of these skills through lab performances. F

THEA 1191 Theatre Production: 1 semester hour.

Supervised work in theatre production. Enrollment must be approved by a theatre faculty member and does not presume casting in a given production. May be repeated for up to 8 credits. F, S, Su

THEA 2211 Drafting: 3 semester hours.

Class explores mechanical drafting needs in the performing arts with special emphasis on scene and lighting design. Class offers an in-depth look at manual drafting and its extension toward computer-aided drawings. S

THEA 2214 Makeup: 2 semester hours.

Laboratory sessions on the technique of makeup. Includes participation on crews of university productions. F

THEA 2218 Stage Dialects: 2 semester hours.

A practical course in the production of commonly used stage dialects. Students study the international phonetic alphabet (IPA), and train in dialect development techniques. PREREQ: THEA 1131. D

THEA 2221 Stage Costume Construction: 3 semester hours.

Methods of assembling stage costumes. Use of various fabrics and materials will be emphasized. S

THEA 2251 Beginning Acting: 3 semester hours.

Exercises in awareness, concentration, relaxation, imagination, and character interrelationships. Includes improvisation and some scene work. F, S, Su

THEA 2252 Intermediate Acting: 3 semester hours.

Creating a character. Emphasis on movement, gesture, scene analysis, and performance. PREREQ: THEA 2251, or permission of instructor. S

THEA 3300 Theatre Movement Workshop: 2 semester hours.

Exploration of techniques of movement improvisation and the text/movement synthesis of physical theatre. Equivalent to DANC 3311. PREREQ: DANC 1110. D

THEA 3301 Theatre Voice Workshop: 1-2 semester hour.

Intensive vocal workshop for the actor, resulting in an understanding of phonetics using the International Phonetic Alphabet. The class will correct regional and other speech deficiencies, and aid the student in attaining a clear, articulate, and standardized American Speech for the stage. D

THEA 3302 Costume Materials Workshop I: 1-2 semester hour.

Beginning costume materials, including millinery, jewelry, and mask making. D

THEA 3303 Costume Materials Workshop II: 1-2 semester hour.

Experimentation with several types of fabric dye and fabric modification, such as stenciling, screen painting, batik methods, Devoe, and piping. D

THEA 3304 Theatre Management: 2 semester hours.

Consideration of administrative aspects of play production with emphasis on stage management, theatre management, publicity, and advertising. S

THEA 3311 Intro to Scene Design: 3 semester hours.

Basic scene design emphasizing concepts of line, color, form, and texture; drafting techniques, perspective drawing, foreshortening, rendering, and model building will be introduced. PREREQ: THEA 2211. F

THEA 3312 Stage Lighting Design: 3 semester hours.

Theory and practice of lighting design as applied to various types of stage production. Includes script analysis, programming of lighting consoles, and methods of design incorporating the manipulation of the controllable properties of light. PREREQ: THEA 1111. S

THEA 3331 Materials and Methods: 3 semester hours.

Required for teaching majors in speech and theatre. D

THEA 3390 Practicum Theatre Arts I: 1-2 semester hour.

Recital projects for intermediate student groups in various areas of theatre arts. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits with different titles. AS

THEA 3391 Theatre Production: 1 semester hour.

Supervised work in theatre production. Enrollment must be approved by a theatre faculty member and does not presume casting in a given production. May be repeated for up to 8 credits. F, S, Su

THEA 3393 Indep Research Projects I: 1-3 semester hour.

Under the supervision of the Theatre faculty, intermediate students will undertake special research projects in theatre, focusing on themes, methods and/or problems encountered early in one's stage life. May be repeated once with different content for a maximum total of 6 credits. F, S

THEA 3399 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hour.

This course is not described in the catalog. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times

THEA 4400 Theatre Background I: 3 semester hours.

Theatre and drama, from their origins through the Jacobean period. AF

THEA 4401 Theatre Background II: 3 semester hours.

Study of the theatre and drama from the Spanish Golden Age through the "well-made play." AS

THEA 4402 Stage Costume History: 3 semester hours.

A survey of the history of western clothing from Ancient Egypt through the present. Study of the social context and motivations behind the evolution of clothing, silhouette, and costume components. PREREQ: THEA 2221 or permission of instructor. AF

THEA 4403 Stage Costume Design: 3 semester hours.

Costume design for the theatre incorporating the influence of period, concept, and mood. Course work includes text analysis, research, drawing, painting, and collage. AS

THEA 4404 Problems in Acting: 3 semester hours.

Focuses on special acting problems such as characterization, movement, voice, pantomime, film and television acting. Content varies from year to year. May be repeated for up to 6 credits with permission of the instructor. PREREQ: THEA 2251, THEA 2252. AS

THEA 4405 Advanced Costume Construction: 3 semester hours.

A study in period corset and millinery construction. A lab course in which students gain practical experience and skills crucial to a career in costume technology. PREREQ: THEA 2221. AF

THEA 4406 Advanced Light Design: 3 semester hours.

Study of lighting design in performing arts. Students gain knowledge through actualized projects, study of television and film lighting, and exploration of the Controllable Properties including color. PREREQ: THEA 1111, THEA 2209, and THEA 3311. D

THEA 4412 Scenic Painting: 3 semester hours.

A study of painting techniques as used in theatrical scenery; theory, practice, and equipment will be investigated as they apply to the art of stage painting. AF

THEA 4414 Advanced Makeup: 2 semester hours.

Concentrated study of characterization, care, setting, styling and application of various types of wigs. Design and construction of polyfoam prosthesis. PREREQ: THEA 2214 or permission of instructor. AS

THEA 4419 Modern European Theatre: 3 semester hours.

Continental and British theatre and drama from 1850 to mid-twentieth century. OF

THEA 4420 American Theatre History: 3 semester hours.

American theatre and drama from the beginnings to mid-twentieth century. D

THEA 4421 Pattern Drafting: 3 semester hours.

Cutting patterns from measurements. Adjusting various patterns to designs. Alterations and fittings. PREREQ: THEA 2221 or permission of instructor. AF

THEA 4422 Period Pattern Drafting: 3 semester hours.

Use of the basic patterns to reproduce historical costumes from the 12th century to 1950. PREREQ: THEA 4405 or permission of instructor. OF

THEA 4424 Advanced Acting Styles: 3 semester hours.

Study of various period styles of acting including Greek, Medieval, Elizabethan, Restoration, and 19th century melodrama. The student will act in a series of special projects encompassing a variety of styles. PREREQ: THEA 2251, THEA 2252, or permission of instructor. AF

THEA 4426 Advanced Scene Design: 3 semester hours.

Study of scene design in performing arts and beyond. Students work toward portfolio-quality work in realized and non-realized projects in theatre, television, film, and design areas. PREREQ: THEA 1111, THEA 2209, and THEA 3311. D

THEA 4455 Beginning Stage Direction: 3 semester hours.

Consideration of aesthetics of dramatic production and the relationship of basic techniques of stage direction. Includes the direction of scenes and one-act plays. PREREQ: THEA 1111, THEA 2251, THEA 2252, or permission of instructor. F

THEA 4456 Advanced Stage Direction: 3 semester hours.

Advanced theories in techniques of stage direction including consideration of period styles. The student will direct a series of advanced projects including scenes and a full-length play. PREREQ: THEA 4455 or permission of instructor. AS

THEA 4470 Contemporary Theatre: 3 semester hours.

World drama and theatre during the two most recent decades. AS

THEA 4490 Practicum Theatre Arts II: 1-3 semester hour.

Recital projects for advanced students in various areas of theatre arts. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits with different titles. AS

THEA 4491 Indep Research Projects II: 1-3 semester hour.

Under the supervision of the Theatre faculty, the advanced student will undertake special research projects in theatre, focusing on themes, methods and/or problems encountered later in one's stage life. May be repeated once with different content for a maximum total of 6 credits. F, S

THEA 4499 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hour.

This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content

Faculty

Chair and Professor

Hasenpflug

Director of Theatre Studies and Professor

Young

Director of Dance Studies and Associate Professor

Garibaldi

Professors

Dienstfrey

Schroder

Associate Professors

Gross

Harwood

Assistant Professor

Ballam

Associate Lecturer

Zimmerly

Adjunct Faculty

Brindusa

Espinosa

Evans

Head

Jorgensen

Phelps

Romine

Tucker

Zmolek

Emerita

Lloyd