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115. Introduction to Theatre (3) (F, W) A survey of the components of the theatre arts. Included are introductions to theatre history, dramatic literature and theory, play production, and criteria for performance evaluation. Play production surveys the skills of acting, directing, scenic design, costume design, lighting design, and playwriting. Attendance at selected stage productions is required.

123. Acting I (3) (F, W, S) Fundamental acting skills: exercises in objective/action, thought processes, scoring of scripts, and playing believable actions through simple scene study, monologue work and improvisation.

141. Introduction to Theatre Technology I: Costume and Makeup Design (3) (F-even) Basic theory and study of costume construction and fabrication for the theatre. Emphasis on terminology, safe operating procedures of sewing machinery, basic stitches, and fabric identification. Introduction to basic makeup application for the stage and screen: corrective, old age, fantasy, and mask making from individual face casts. Fee required.

142. Introduction to Theatre Technology II: Set, Lighting Design, and Stage Management (3) (F-odd) Introduction to technical support for realized production. Applied study of set design, construction, painting techniques, safety protocol, lighting instruments, lighting accessories, safety, and maintenance. As well as an introduction to the craft of stage management and its application to production. Fee required.

199R. Service Leadership Internship in Theatre (1-3) (Variable) Off-campus service learning. Activities related to the major and employment will be approved. Prior approval is necessary, a program coordinated by a faculty member and an on-site supervisor.

221. Voice, Speech, and Movement (3) (S-odd) An introduction to vocal production using phonetics (IPA), exercises focused on release of sound, breathing, sound production, and freeing habitual tensions. Pairing the voice with an introduction to stage movement. Instruction in physical work using exercises, slow tempo, martial arts, and improvisation.

224. Acting II: Advanced Scene Study and Shakespeare (3) (W) Continuation and advancement in the basic skills of acting; focused on advanced scene study, characterization, rich emotional life, believability, and analysis. Enriched with an introduction to the performance of Shakespeare using scenes and/or monologues and script analysis (Prerequisite: THEA 123)

260R. Theatre Workshop (1-3) (F, W, S) Work in a dramatic production as a crew member. Instruction in scene shop safety, construction techniques, crew responsibilities as well as tactile application of learned techniques.

285R. Rehearsal and Performance (1-4) (F, W, S) Work in a dramatic production as cast. (Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor)

325. Playwriting (3) (W-odd) Introduction to the fundamentals of playwriting, including structure, exposition, character, dialogue, conflict, dramatic action, and setting. Creation of monologues and scenes to apply techniques and culminating in the creation of a 10-minute and one-act play. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101)

361. Directing (3) (S-even) Directing theories and procedures culminating in direction of a 10-minute play, or one-act play by each student. Introduction to directing technique and practice from play selection to play production.

390R. Special Topics in Theatre (1-3) (Variable)

399R. Internship in Theatre (1-12) (Variable) Credit for applied experience in theatre. Prior approval must be obtained and coordinated by a faculty member and onsite supervisor.