Program Electives

TH-213  Singing for the Actor  
A beginning course in musical-theatre performance.  Students will learn basic techniques to communicate the acting choices within a song.  This course will also include a survey of musical-theater history, with special emphasis on current Broadway composers.

TH-215 Training the Speaking Voice  
Addresses vocal awareness and development of the speaking voice in the interest of clear and effective communication.  This course is designed to liberate the student’s voice from habitual tendencies and defense mechanisms that distort effective communication.  This is a course that explores vocal work in a theatrical context.

TH-217 Alexander Technique 
This course is for students interested in moving and performing with greater ease, power, support and clarity. Alexander Technique can be applied to many aspects of daily movement and performance activities. You will explore movement habits and experience movement choices that are logical and effortless.
LSC: Artistic Experience

TH-271 Production Practicum: Acting  
Allows students to earn course credit by acting in a role in the mainstage production for the semester, attending all rehearsals, performing as scheduled, and submitting all written research work is required.
Registering for the course does not ensure being cast in the production
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
LSC: Artistic Experience

TH-272 Production Practicum: Directing  
Allows students to earn course credit by assisting directing the mainstage production, attending all rehearsals and production meetings, coaching actors, assisting with publicity.
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor
LSC: Artistic Experience

TH-274 Production Practicum: Dramaturgy  
Allows students to earn course credit by assisting the preparation of a full scale theatrical production by serving as research assistant and historical/literary consultant to the production team.
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor
LSC: Artistic Experience

TH-275 Production Practicum: Design  
Allows students to earn course credit by either assisting a faculty designer or designing scenery, costumes, lighting, or sound for the mainstage, attending rehearsals and production meetings as required, and turning in all appropriate design materials for evaluation upon completion of the project.
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor
LSC: Artistic Experience

TH-311 Acting for the Camera 
This is an introductory course designed to enable students to learn the art of film and television acting. Students will learn how to communicate and feel at ease – whether doing an interview or reporting from the field. On-camera opportunities will highlight audition techniques, commercial scenes, and interview skills. Students will focus on script analysis, responsive listening, physical and vocal economy, blocking and business, personalization and the close-up. Students will also research and discuss the cultural impact that the media plays on our world today.
LSC: Artistic Experience

TH-321 Playwriting  
An introductory workshop designed to give practical experiences in writing and in critical analysis of playscripts.  Starting with writing exercises, students will develop once finished script of ten minutes in length and another work in progress towards a 20-40 minute script.  All scripts will have a reading in class, and will be subject to discussion, leading to revision.

TH-331 Scenic Design  
A study of the theories and practices of scenic design for the stage.  The creative process and methods of communicating the design to the director and other members of the production staff will be learned.
Prerequisite: TH-209 or permission of the instructor

TH-341 Lighting Design  
A study of the theories and practices of lighting design for the stage.  The creative process and methods of communicating the design to the director and other members of the production staff will be learned.
Prerequisite: TH-209 or permission of the instructor

TH-351 Topics in Performance  
Examines specific topic in recent developments in theater studies.  Past topics have included Sondheim/Musical Theatre History, Alexander Technique, Audition Techniques, Improvisation for the Theatre, Acting for the Camera.

 

TH-450 Theatre Tutorial  
An independent project pursued in consultation with a theatre instructor.  Only student with a "B" average or higher in theatre may register for this course.
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

 

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