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Grenfell Campus (2013/2014)
11.30 Theatre

Theatre courses are designated by THEA.

1000 and 1001

Introduction to the History of Theatre I and II

are historical surveys of the art of the theatre. The history of theatre will be studied in terms of the evolution of performance and of the physical theatre from their origins in a variety of social rituals and contexts through to their present plurality of forms. At the same time, the nature and function of the various components of theatrical performance (acting, directing, design, etc.) will be analysed in terms of period philosophical, social, cultural, political and religious contexts. These courses are open to non-theatre students.

1010

Introduction to Acting

is an appreciation of the fundamentals of the craft of acting. Basic exercises in voice, movement, relaxation and concentration, improvisation and script analysis will introduce the student to the imaginative and physical skills required by an actor. This is a basic course for both Acting and Stagecraft majors.

AR: attendance is required

OR: 6 hours of studio per week

1020

Introduction to Stagecraft

is an appreciation of the basic vocabulary and techniques of the various technical and organizational structures and practices of staging plays. Areas of concentration will include scenic and costume construction, basics in lighting, painting, props, sound and stage management. This is a basic course for both Acting and Stagecraft majors.

AR: attendance is required

OR: 6 hours of studio per week

1110

Acting I

is an introductory course for those majoring in acting. Emphasis on voice, speech, movement and text analysis. Various learning methods will be employed, from sensitivity exercises to improvisation and creative imagination exercises. Participation in in-class performance is required.

AR: attendance is required

OR: 6 hours of studio per week

PR: THEA 1000, THEA 1010, and THEA 1020 and admission to the Theatre Major

1120

Stagecraft I

is an introductory course for those majoring in stagecraft. Emphasis on the fundamentals of scenic carpentry, wardrobe, sound, lighting, crewing, painting and stage management.

AR: attendance is required

OR: 6 hours of studio per week

PR: THEA 1000, THEA 1010, and THEA 1020

2010 and 2011

Acting II

are second level courses for Acting Majors. Emphasis is on speech, text analysis and scene study. Various techniques and texts will be employed to root the student in the fundamental process of acting. A beginning approach to understanding the body as an instrument and the techniques required to use the instrument.

AR: attendance is required

OR: 6 hours of studio per week

PR: THEA 1001 and THEA 1110. THEA 2010 is a prerequisite for THEA 2011 and admission to the Acting Major

2020 and 2021

Stagecraft II

are second level courses for the Stagecraft Major. Emphasis is on the fundamentals of drafting, stage management and props development.

AR: attendance is required

OR: 6 hours of studio per week

PR: THEA 1001 and THEA 1120. THEA 2020 is a prerequisite to THEA 2021

2080 and 2081

Production Acting

is in each case work for Acting Majors in a theatre department production.

AR: attendance is required

CH: 4 credit hours each

OR: 12 hours of studio per week

PR: THEA 1110

2090 and 2091

Production Stagecraft

is in each case work for Stagecraft Majors, in a departmental production in a supporting capacity (i.e. assistant stage manager, wardrobe assistant, etc.).

AR: attendance is required

CH: 4 credit hours each

OR: 12 hours of studio per week

PR: THEA 1120

3010 and 3011

Acting III

are intermediate level courses for the Acting Major. Continued emphasis on speech, voice production, text analysis, etc.

AR: attendance is required

OR: 6 hours of studio per week

PR: THEA 2010 and THEA 2011, THEA 2080 and THEA 2081

3020 and 3021

Stagecraft III

are intermediate courses for Stagecraft Majors. Continued emphasis on carpentry, painting, lighting, sound, wardrobe, stage management, etc.

AR: attendance is required

OR: 6 hours of studio per week

PR: THEA 2020 and THEA 2021, THEA 2090 and THEA 2091

3060 and 3061

Master Classes I and II (Stagecraft)

are courses for stagecraft students with a guest artist in a particular area of specialization.

AR: attendance is required

OR: 6 hours of studio per week

PR: THEA 2020 and THEA 2021. THEA 3060 is a prerequisite for THEA 3061

3070 and 3071

Master Classes I and II (Acting)

are courses for Acting students with a guest artist in a particular area of specialization.

AR: attendance is required

OR: 6 hours of studio per week

PR: THEA 2010 and THEA 2011. THEA 3070 is a prerequisite for THEA 3071

3080 and 3081

Production-Acting

is in each case work, for Acting Majors on a department of theatre production.

AR: attendance is required

CH: 4 credit hours each

OR: 16 hours of studio per week

PR: THEA 2010 and THEA 2011, THEA 2080 and THEA 2081

3090 and 3091

Production-Stagecraft

is in each case work, for Stagecraft Majors on a departmental production in a significant capacity (i.e. stage manager, crew chief, head of props, etc.).

AR: attendance is required

CH: 4 credit hours each

OR: 16 hours of studio per week

PR: THEA 2020 and THEA 2021, THEA 2090 and THEA 2091

3605

Music Theatre Workshop

- inactive course.

4001

Theatre Institute at Harlow

is a full semester's work, utilizing both the Harlow Campus and Grenfell Campus, comprising a "thesis production" involving fourth-year acting and stagecraft students in major responsibilities. A practical component in Theatre Criticism utilizing the resources of the Harlow Campus proximity to London and Stratford. A series of Master Classes, Workshops, Field Trips and Guest Lectures offered by members of the theatre profession in England. A project in a selected area of theatre history.

AR: attendance is required

CH: 10

PR: THEA 4010 or THEA 4011, THEA 4060 or THEA 4070, THEA 4080 or THEA 4090, THEA 4030, THEA 4040

4010

Acting IV

is an advanced course for acting majors. Concentration on advanced scene study on texts illustrating period styles or genres of plays.

AR: attendance is required

OR: 6 hours of studio per week

PR: THEA 3010 and THEA 3011, THEA 3080 and THEA 3081

4020

Stagecraft IV

is an advanced course for Stagecraft Majors with individual concentration on specific technical skills.

AR: attendance is required

OR: 6 hours of studio per week

PR: THEA 3020 and THEA 3021, THEA 3090 and THEA 3091

4030

Theory of Directing and Design

is an examination and analysis of the nature and practice of directing and design from a theoretical and aesthetical perspective. A lecture/seminar course involving script analysis to examine the interpretive and imagistic processes of directors and designers.

OR: seminar 3 hours per week

PR: THEA 3010 and THEA 3011 or THEA 3020 and THEA 3021, Visual Arts 2700 and Visual Arts 2701, and 18 credit hours in Dramatic Literature courses

4040

Directed Studies

are student projects in playmaking, performance, directing, design or technical presentations supervised by faculty. In consultation with the faculty, the student will submit a proposal for a project on which he/she wishes to work. These projects will be presented in public.

OR: 6 hours of studio per week

PR: THEA 3010 and THEA 3011 or THEA 3020 and THEA 3021 and admission to the Theatre Major

4060

Master Class III (Stagecraft)

is advanced work with a guest artist in a particular area of specialization.

AR: attendance is required

OR: 6 hours of studio per week

PR: THEA 3060 and THEA 3061

4070

Master Class III (Acting)

is advanced work with a guest artist in a particular area of specialization.

AR: attendance is required

OR: 6 hours of studio per week

PR: THEA 3070 and THEA 3071

4080

Production-Acting

is work for Acting Majors on a theatre department production.

AR: attendance is required

CH: 4

OR: 20 hours of studio per week

PR: THEA 3010 and THEA 3011, THEA 3080 and THEA 3081

4090

Production-Stagecraft

is work for Stagecraft Majors on a departmental production in a significant and leading capacity (i.e. designer, stage manager, technical director, etc.).

AR: attendance is required

CH: 4

OR: 20 hours of studio per week

PR: THEA 3020 and THEA 3021, THEA 3090 and THEA 3091

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).