Theatre (THT)

THT 101. Introduction to Theatre (MOTR THEA 100A). 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to Theatre is designed to enhance the enjoyment and appreciation of theatre. Students study theatre as a collaborative art form by examining the roles and functions of playwrights, actors, directors, and designers in both traditional and contemporary contexts.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

THT 102. Stagecraft. 3 Credit Hours.

The purpose of this course is to study the technical areas of theatre production emphasis will be on scenery construction and rigging; paints and the painting of scenery; stage lighting; costume design; and construction. Included will be a survey of terminology and equipment for the stage.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

THT 104. Theatre Practicum. 1 Credit Hour.

Practical application of acting (when cast) and production techniques. Assignments are made on an individual basis.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

THT 105. Theatre Practicum. 2 Credit Hours.

Practical application of acting (when cast) and production techniques. Assignments are made on an individual basis.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

THT 106. Theatre Practicum. 3 Credit Hours.

Practical application of acting (when cast) and production techniques. Assignments are made on an individual basis.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor required and Reading Proficiency.

THT 107. Playwriting. 3 Credit Hours.

This course explores the fundamental processes of playwriting. It will provide the beginning student with opportunities to investigate the concepts of dialogue, plot, characterization, mood, conflict and setting as they relate to writing for the theatre.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

THT 108. Acting I. 3 Credit Hours.

Emphasis on application of principles of theory of creative acting. Exercises in movement and voice are integrated with improvisational technique.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

THT 109. Acting II. 3 Credit Hours.

Continuation of THT 108. Performance of scenes from both classical and contemporary plays is required in class. Emphasis is on individual development in the use of principles and styles of acting.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

THT 110. History of Theatre. 3 Credit Hours.

This course explores the development of the art of theatre from its beginnings to the present. Periods of history of greatest significance in the evolution of theatre will be emphasized. Elements of the theatre will be examined including theatre artists, plays, technical aspects and performance styles within diverse geographical, socio-cultural and historical contexts.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

THT 115. Acting for the Camera. 3 Credit Hours.

This course includes the following (1) exploration of the aesthetics and principles of acting for the camera; (2) analysis of diverse acting styles and outstanding performances in film and television; and (3) acting exercises for the camera. Some acting exercises will be videotaped and edited for analysis. (Same course as MCM 115).
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

THT 201. Directing. 3 Credit Hours.

This course focuses on the process of directing for the stage. Emphasis is placed on the role of the director as the interpretive artist, collaborator, and stager. Importance will be given to leadership skills and time management.
Prerequisites: THT 101, THT 108 and Reading Proficiency.