2019-2020 Catalog

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THEA 2050 THEATRE PRACTICE

This course encompasses individually supervised practical training in performance and production. A maximum of 4 credits may count toward graduation.
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THEA 2100 ACTING II

This course will continue to use "you" (yourself) as the source and foundation of true emotion and behavior. Skills of relaxation, trust, observation, substitution, sense memory, emotional memory, imagery, inner objects, professionalism, concentration, actor scoring, script analysis, and believability will be examined more thoroughly than in Beginning Acting through participation in class acting exercises, monologue and scene work, analysis and improvisation. Emphasis will be placed on learning multiple approaches to organic character development and relationship. Specific topics of study include: energy, connection, breath, spatial awareness, inner objects, endowing, the "moment before", centers, physicality, animal work and other image based characterization, and improvisation.

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Prerequisites

THEA 1100

THEA 2145 COSTUME CONSTRUCTION

This course emphasizes techniques for costume construction, both machine and hand sewing, and sergers. Students will learn pattern layout and alterations, basic costume alterations, taking measurements of an actor to successfully build a costume, and making a basic item of clothing.

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THEA 2160 STAGE MAKE-UP

This class is designed to teach students fundamental techniques in stage make-up design and application.

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THEA 2185 PERIOD STYLES

This course is a historical survey in the developments of dress, dicor and architecture of western civilization from antiquity to modern age.

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THEA 2220 STAGECRAFT

A study of fundamental skills and concepts necessary to create a theatrical environment utilizing image and function.

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THEA 2250 COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN I

This course will introduce students to computer programs commonly used in designing for the theatre stage. Students will learn to use tools of selected software programs to create groundplans, elevations and lightplots. Students will also learn to create a 3-dimensional representation of a groundplan, export a drawing from software into a 3-dimensional rendering program, and create and manipulate textures to be applied to the design.

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Prerequisites

THEA 2252 or Instructor Permission

THEA 2252 DRAFTING FOR DESIGN

This course focuses on developing hand drafting techniques used in the various areas of design in theater.

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THEA 2270 BEGINNING LIGHTING DESIGN

This course will prepare the student to understand the fundamentals of lighting design starting with the research process and working through the entire design process. Following that, the course will cover the responsibilities of the lighting designer throughout the build and rehearsal process.

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THEA 2340 MUSICAL THEATRE VOICE LESSON

Solo instruction in singing techniques and performance styles associated with Musical Theatre.  Includes demonstration, brief lecture, discussion, and active participation through singing, analyzing, movement, and performance.

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Prerequisites

Instructor Permission

THEA 2370 SUMMER THEATRE

This course will focus on the preparation and presentation of plays with young people.  Students enrolling in this class will participate in all phases of the productions, including the teaching of acting, dancing, singing, stage managing, set and prop construction, lighting, sound, costuming and make-up skills.

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Prerequisites

Instructor Permission

THEA 2471 THEATRE & DANCE PRACTICUM I

This course provides practical experience for students interested in participating in college-sponsored theatre and dance activities and production. Areas of interest include acting, dancing, singing, stagecraft, lighting, costumes, props, and other technical support. Students will be required to perform at least 30 lab hours for each credit hour. May be taken four times for credit.

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THEA 2500 THEATRE PORTFOLIO

This course prepares the student to create a theatrical portfolio, a resume and cover letters which may help the student transfer to another institution or gain employment.

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THEA 2615 SOUND DESIGN

This course will prepare the student to understand the fundamentals of sound design and how to use computer software in that process. This study will start with the research process and work through the entire design process. Following that, the course will cover the responsibilities of the sound designer throughout the design and rehearsal process. Finally, this course will help students learn the collaboration process as well as the communication required in theatre. Topics will include the history of sound, the future of sound, research process, concepts, design elements, special effects, and technical rehearsals.

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THEA 2790 STAGE MANAGEMENT

Study of the essential elements of supervising theatrical productions. Stresses the art of organizing auditions, casts, crews, rehearsals, and performances while developing a unique professional relationship with directors, designers and actors. Students will work on a live production.

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THEA 2810 SCENIC PAINTING FOR THE THEATRE

This course will introduce students to basic painting techniques that are commonly practiced in theatre. Students will learn to paint with a variety of tools and mediums that are used in scenic shops.

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THEA 2971 TECHNICAL THEATRE INTERNSHIP

This course will provide practical technical theatre work experience. Students enrolling for this course will be trained and will work in the theatre doing lights, set, sound, costume, props, and rigging assignments. Interns will also be responsible for preparing and running the technical aspects of every event in the theatre.

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THEA 2972 THEATRE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP

This course will provide practical theatre management experience. Students enrolling for this course will be trained and will work in the theatre office doing publicity, tour planning, events coordination, house management, patron donations, box office, book keeping, payroll, requisitions, recruiting, solictiting advertisements, program compilation, correspondence and/or other secretarial work.

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THEA 2973 REHEARSAL ACCOMPANIST INTERNSHIP

This course provides practical experience working as a rehearsal accompanist for the musical theatre program at the college. Students enrolling in this course will be trained in accompaniment skills and will play piano for private rehearsals and in-class work for students or for main stage production rehearsals. Through this experience the student will learn about and prepare themselves for a valuable career option. May be taken up to six times for credit.Only six internship credits allowable toward graduation.

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