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THET110
Introduction to the Theatre
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA
GenEd: DSHU
In the age of pop music and blockbuster films, of memes and viral videos, we often forget that theatre was one of the original forms of popular entertainment. We will focus on theatre practitioners including actors, directors, designers and backstage personnel to understand how theatre is produced. We will also consider popular entertainment in Europe and America, with a particular focus on musical theatre and Broadway to explore how theatre communicates, resonates, and remains relevant to all audiences.
THET116
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Fundamentals of Theatrical Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department.
Examines theatre as an environmental art that is realized through collaboration between set, costume, and lighting designers.
Students must pay a $25.00 lab fee.
THET222
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Foundations of Acting and Performance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department.
Students will become familiar with the tools and process of acting through the discipline of acting exercises, analyzing character and performing. Students will research various theatre artists that have contributed to the acting process. Through monologue and scene work students will learn listening skills, communicative, collaborative and embodiment skills and will learn how to use the self in the imaginative process and research. And, most importantly, students will learn creative process through practice.
Students must pay a $25.00 lab fee.
THET223
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Text and Context in Western Theatre
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department.
Introduction to the analysis and critique of the play script. Students will have the opportunity to read, analyze, and interpret western dramatic literature from a range of periods and styles. Texts are analyzed from a variety of theatrical analytical perspectives, with an eye towards choices theatre artists must make in the creation of a theatrical production.
THET274
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Introduction to Stage Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: THET114 or TDPS201; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department.
Familiarization with the techniques and skills required of a Stage Manager in a theatrical production, including organization, production meetings, rehearsals, tech and running a show. The outcome at the conclusion of the course is the ability to function as an Assistant Stage Manager in a supervised situation.
Students must pay a $25.00 lab fee.
THET284
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Stage Costume Construction I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department.
Study and practical experience in garment construction and related costume crafts as used in theatre costume design. Flat pattern development, corset construction, theatrical sewing techniques and organization of the costume construction process.
Students must pay a $25.00 lab fee.
THET285
The Art of Communication and Presentation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSOC
Credit only granted for: COMM107, COMM200, INAG110, JOUR130, or THET285.
An introduction to the fundamental practice and theory of public speaking and oral communication using theatrical techniques of both performance and the craft of storytelling.
THET286
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning I
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: THET222, THET223, and THET116. And THET114; or TDPS201. And permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department.
Introductory internship in theatre. Constructed to help students in their sophomore year gain practical experience in a supportive work environment in the theatre. Student must research and propose internship to a Faculty Advisor and Internship Venue.
THET293
Black Theatre and Performance I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HA, D
GenEd: DSHU or DSSP, DVUP
Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher.
Thematic and historical survey of African-American drama from the late nineteenth century to the 1960s. Emphasis on sociopolitical context, thematic thrust, issues, styles, the aesthetic reflected in the work, impact on African-American and general theatre audiences.
THET310
(Perm Req)
Voice for the Actor I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: THET116, THET222, THET223, and TDPS201; and must Interview; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department.
Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher.
Freeing the natural voice. In-depth experience of connection of actor's voice to thought, impulse and emotion. Tools for releasing tension, increasing resonance and range, and refining articulation will be explored.
Students must pay a $25.00 lab fee.
THET324
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Character Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in THET310 and THET362; or permission of Instructor. And must audition; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
European-based physical approach to acting. Primary focus on character development, may include creating original characters and learning how to bring to life an already scripted character. Techniques to explore the soul and psychology of characters and their physical qualities, voice, rhythm and movement.
Students must pay a $25.00 lab fee.
THET328D
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Special Topics in Intermediate Theatre and Performance; Theatre for Young Audiences
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Pre-Req Requirements: THET222, THET223, THET116, and TDPS201 or permission of instructor.
THET340
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: THET222, THET223, THET116, and TDPS201.
Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department.
Credit only granted for: THET340 or THET399P.
Formerly: THET399P.
Will introduce students to the art of playwriting through exploratory writing exercises, the reading of successful plays, the development of new short scripts, how to make theatrical choices, and how to use the six elements of storytelling.
Students must pay a $25.00 lab fee.
THET371
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Scenic Design I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: THET222, THET223, and THET116; and (THET114; or TDPS201). Or permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department.
A study of design theory and style. Methods and techniques of coordination of all elements of scenic design for theatre.
Students must pay a $25.00 lab fee.
THET372
Stage Property Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: THET114; or TDPS201; or permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department.
Materials and techniques for the design and execution of stage properties with special emphasis on period research, special materials, and special effects.
THET373
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Rendering for the Theatre I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department.
A study in the techniques and tools of drawing and painting. It is designed for the student to develop rendering and drawing skills for theatrical design presentation.
Students must pay a $25.00 lab fee.
THET386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department.
THET390
(Perm Req)
History of Theatre I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department.
The history of Western theatre from its origins in classical antiquity through the mid-seventeenth century with emphasis on plays and playwrights, architecture and decor, acting and costuming, and significant personalities. Includes explorations of interrelationships between Western theatre and the theatre of other cultures.
THET399
(Perm Req)
Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
THET408W
Seminar: Theory and Performance Studies; Performativity of Law and Justice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Law is theatre, sport, and business. True stories are creatively told to select audiences and stakes are high. This class will explore the performances and performative power of courtroom trials and testimony, as well as offstage legal culture. We will examine notions of truth, evidence, reason, and justice, and will analyze examples from both the everyday and the sensational.
THET411
(Perm Req)
Voice for the Actor II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: THET324 or THET325; and must audition; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Credit only granted for: THET311, THET411, or THET499L.
Formerly: THET311.
Learn the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and apply to exploratio of sound and language. Designed to increase voice and speech awareness, and create a base knowledge from which to approach any accent or dialect.
Students must pay a $25 lab fee.
THET425
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Actor's Process II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: THET325; and must audition; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department.
A deeper exploration of the work begun in THET325. A continuation of creating a personal process through which the actor can confidently approach any genre of play. Special focus on status and subtext and the world of the playwright.
Students must pay a $25.00 lab fee.
THET428L
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Advanced Theatre and Performance; Advanced Techniques Lighting Design: Programming
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Required pre-requisite THET377. Students must pay a $25 lab fee.
THET429
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
THET452
Musical Theatre Workshop II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must audition.
Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department.
Development of the ability to move, act and express through the media o lyric and music from the integrated musicals of the 1960s through the development of concert and rock/pop musicals.
Students must pay a $25 lab fee".
THET472
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: THET114 or TDPS201; or permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department.
Scene painting techniques and materials. Three-dimensional realistic scenery and non-realistic two-dimensional projects.
Students must pay a $25 lab fee.
THET477
(Perm Req)
Design Studio in Lighting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: THET377; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department.
Also offered as: THET659.
Credit only granted for: THET477 or THET659.
Designed for students who have successfully completed THET377 and wish to further develop their lighting design skills. Emphasis is on theoretical design of productions and realized light lab projects. Particular design projects will vary.
Students must pay a $25.00 lab fee.
THET481
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Theatre Graphics II: Computer Assisted Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: THET114 or TDPS201; and THET116; and permission of ARHU-Theatre department.
Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher.
Study and practical application of computer generated graphical design for use in theatrical production.
Students must pay a $25.00 lab fee.
THET489D
Special Topics in Theatre History from 1800 to Present; Asian American Theatre
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as AAST498D. Credit granted for THET489D or AAST498D.
THET499
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Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
THET499B
Independent Study; Figure Drawing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students must pay a $25 lab fee
THET600
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Introduction to Graduate Research Methods
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as: THET700.
Credit only granted for: THET600 or THET700.
A research and bibliography course with special emphasis on research in theatre. Required of all M.A. and M.F.A. students.
THET606
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Teaching Theatre
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Strategies and materials for teaching a typical introductory course in theatre, with emphasis on specific problems of classroom instruction (e.g., creating a supportive climate, promoting active learning by students, constructing appropriate tests, adapting methods to content, and resolving discipline problems).
THET639
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Advanced Design Studio in Scenery
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Students must pay a $25.00 lab fee.
THET649
Advanced Design Studio in Costume
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Students must pay a $25.00 lab fee.
THET659
Advanced Design Studio in Lighting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Students must pay a $25.00 lab fee.
THET669
(Perm Req)
Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
THET669D
Independent Study; Advanced Media Design
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
THET669F
Independent Study; Figure Drawing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
THET669P
Independent Study; Photoshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
THET679
(Perm Req)
Advanced Design Studio in Multimedia and Projection Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Students must pay a $25 lab fee.
THET698F
Seminar: Theatre History; African American Theatre
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
THET700
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Introduction to Doctoral Studies in Theatre
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must be admitted to the Ph.D. program in Theatre.
Also offered as: THET600.
Credit only granted for: THET600 or THET700.
Basic skills in theatre research.
THET711
Critical Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: THET700.
Recommended: THET712.
A doctoral methods course. Major developments in modern and postmodern critical theory with particular emphasis on application to the fields of Theatre and Performance Studies.
THET788
(Perm Req)
Master's Tutorial
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
THET789
(Perm Req)
Master's Practicum
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
THET799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
THET888
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Practicum in Theatre
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
THET889
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Doctoral Tutorial in Theatre
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
THET898
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Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
THET899
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Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.