Theatre

Courses

THTR 110 Voice and Articulation 3.0 Credits

A beginning course in speech for the stage. The study of standard American speech, techniques for vocal projection, oral interpretation and the effective use of the voice on stage.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

THTR 115 Theatrical Experience 3.0 Credits

This course explores the Theatrical Experience from a non-practitioner's perspective. Through lectures, demonstrations, slides and videos students will examine the roles of theatre artists and how they combine their efforts in creating a unique Theatrical Experience.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

THTR 116 Philadelphia Theatre Let's Go! 3.0 Credits

Philadelphia Theatre Let's Go! exposes students to the variety of theatrical opportunities available in the Philadelphia region. Through research, discussion and attendance at theatrical productions, students will enhance their abilities to discuss, evaluate and enjoy theatre.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

THTR 121 [WI] Dramatic Analysis 3.0 Credits

Through the reading of play-scripts, this course will expose students to a variety of methods of play analysis that can be applied to the various theatre disciplines (production, performance, and design). It will also provide students with the methodology to be used in the Theatre History and upper theatre courses. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

THTR 130 Introduction to Theater Production Practicum 1.0 Credit

Provides an introduction to the tools, equipment and basic procedures required to enable students to participate in the technical aspects of a theatrical production.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

THTR 131 Theatre Performance Practicum 1.0 Credit

Provides practical experience in acting for the stage. Requires student to play a role in a Department of Performing Arts theatre production. May be repeated for credit.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

THTR 132 Theatre Production Practicum 1.0 Credit

Provides practical experience in theatre production. Requires students to participate in planning, preparation, and completion of a realized production as a crew head or crew member. May be repeated for credit.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Prerequisites: THTR 130 [Min Grade: D]

THTR 209 Improvisation for the Theatre 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to develop spontaneity and increase listening skills. It will begin with exercises in trust building, listening and ensemble building. It will then progress to scenes to increase skill, and by the end of the quarter students will learn long form work that will lead to performance.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

THTR 210 Acting: Fundamentals 3.0 Credits

Introductory acting course. Covers basic exercises, improvisations, fundamentals of voice production, and stage movement.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

THTR 211 Acting: Scene Study 2.0 Credits

Continues THTR 210. Intermediate course in acting, focusing on application of the techniques of acting through scene study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 5 times for 10 credits
Prerequisites: THTR 210 [Min Grade: D]

THTR 212 Sketch Comedy 3.0 Credits

This course explores the various techniques employed by sketch comedians to imagine and create scripts which spring from a specific point of view. Through exercises and assignments, sketch comedy will be explored as it relates to collaborates writing, improvisation, character development and the rehearsal process.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

THTR 221 [WI] Theatre History I 3.0 Credits

This course will expose students to the origins of drams from antiquity through the Jacobean period. Through the reading of plays and text, students will explore the relationship of the drama to the social, political, and trends within a given period and how they influenced one another. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: THTR 121 [Min Grade: D] or HUM 103 [Min Grade: D] or HUM 105 [Min Grade: A] or HUM 108 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A] or ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D]

THTR 222 [WI] Theatre History II 3.0 Credits

This course continues the study of drama beginning with the Restoration and continuing through the modern era. Through the reading of plays and texts, students will explore the relationship of the drama to the social, political, and economic trends within a given period and how the influenced one another. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

THTR 231 Introduction to Musical Theatre 3.0 Credits

The Musical is one of America’s greatest contributions to the world of theatre. Through class discussions, viewing live performance, audio/video examples, and readings students will explore the development of the American Musical from the Minstrel show through the Golden Age of the Musical.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

THTR 232 Contemporary Musical Theatre 3.0 Credits

The Musical is one of America’s greatest contributions to the world of theatre. Through class discussions, viewing live performance, audio/video examples, and readings students will analyze the changes in the American Musical form beginning in the 1960s to the present and predict its future direction.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

THTR 240 Theatre Production I 3.0 Credits

Uses lectures, discussions, and practical experience to introduce the processes and equipment used in the production of plays, including scenery construction, lighting, sound, and costuming.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

THTR 241 Theatre Production II 3.0 Credits

Covers advanced applications of techniques of stagecraft, including drafting, stage machinery, lighting, painting, and property construction.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: THTR 240 [Min Grade: D]

THTR 260 Production Design 3.0 Credits

This course will allow students to expand on principles learned in Dramatic Writing enabling them to develop and communicate, through a variety of means, a unified production concept for a playscript. Students will present their designs in the areas of scenery, costumes and lighting demonstrating their ability to translate their production concept into theatrical reality.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

THTR 320 Play Direction 3.0 Credits

Introduces the art of directing, including play analysis, interpretation, rehearsal procedures, techniques of blocking, composition, picturization, and director-actor communications.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: THTR 211 [Min Grade: D] and THTR 121 [Min Grade: D]

THTR 360 Lighting Design 3.0 Credits

This course provides students with a complete introduction to the Theatrical Lighting Design, including discussions of color, composition, movement and electricity. Students apply the principles discusses in a theatre laboratory setting and are prepared to create innovative and practical designs for the stage.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore

THTR 380 Special Topics in Theatre 0.5-12.0 Credits

Covers selected topics in theatre. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

THTR 495 Directed Studies in Theatre 12.0 Credits

Provides supervised individual study of special subjects in theatre. May be repeated for credit.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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