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Courses numbered 1000-1999 are open to freshmen; 2000-2999 to sophomores; 3000-3999 to juniors; 4000-4999 to seniors. It is recommended that students elect courses in the years for which they are listed. Freshmen will be admitted to courses above the 2000 level only with the consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Juniors and seniors taking freshman courses may be expected to do additional work. Any course above 4999 is a graduate course.

The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the semester hours of credit assigned to the course.
An H following the course number indicates an honors level course.

THTR 2100
History of Theatre [Course] (3)
(Liberal Arts)
This course will examine theater from its early origins in primitive societies to contemporary types of theater and issues in dramatic presentation. The role of theater in society and in a variety of cultures is examined. (Offered alternate years)

THTR 2200
Acting I [Course] (3)

This course will cover fundamental vocabulary for developing the actor's craft, process and technique. The vocabulary is Stanislavski-based as it compares to a variety of physical theater techniques. These techniques are explored through improvisation and simple monologue work. This course leads into Script analysis. (Offered alternate years)

THTR 2300
Script Analysis [Course] (3)
(Liberal Arts)
This course explores the prominent questions an actor/dancer/designer must research before and during the time a text can develop into playable action. The course uses texts from world literature, popular culture and choreography. Particular attention is paid to the physical, emotional and mental actions a character reveals to his or her audience. (Offered alternate years)

THTR 2400
Stage Craft [Course] (3)

This project oriented course focuses on the analysis and creative process used to create set/costume/prop and lighting designs. Projects will encourage hands-on work in creating materials to be used in current College productions. (Offered alternate years)

THTR 4500
Theater Practicum [Practicum] (1 - 3)

This component of the course work required for a Theater Minor will apply technical, performing, script analysis, stage management and related skills to an actual production. Students must contract with a faculty mentor for responsibilities and appropriate credit expectations. (Offered on demand)

THTR 4950
Independent Study [Course] (1 - 3)

Independent study provides opportunity to pursue advanced or special-interest topics not covered in the curriculum. Prerequisites: 1. Junior standing. 2. A minimum of 9 semester hours in the discipline of the Independent Study. 3. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the discipline. 4. Proof of motivation and ability to work independently. 5. Approval of the department in which the study is to be taken. 6. Permission from the student's advisor, the course instructor, the Department Chair, the School Dean, and the Registrar.