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Theatre Courses

Course Number

Title & Description

Credits

THEA 120

Beginning Acting

3

(Recommended: THEA 122)
Provides students with the fundamental physical, vocal, and imaginative skills for acting and performing.

Students learn techniques and strategies for creating performance art from the words of a play and the text of a situation, so they can "hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature."

THEA 121

Beginning Acting II

3

(Pre-requisite: Beginning Acting 120 or permission of the instructor)
Continuation of THEA 120 with emphasis on exploration of the text as the source for theatrical decisions and the effects of those decisions in performance.

THEA 122

Introduction to Theatre

3

Recommended: ENG 101 or Accuplacer Sentence Skills Score of 110 or equivalent)
Introduces study of the history and role of theater past and present: the nature of theater art, theater traditions from the Ancient Greeks to Epic Theater, and including elements that make up a production.
Continuation of THEA 120 with emphasis on exploration of the text as the source for theatrical decisions and the effects of those decisions in performance.

THEA 222

Acting for the Camera

3

(Prerequisite: THEA 120-Beginning Acting I or permission of instructor) Introduces students to techniques specific to performing for the camera while they continue to learn and practice performance skills that apply to acting for both the stage and screen.

THEA 258

Beginning Screenwriting: Short Form

3

(Prerequisite: English 101. Recommended:THEA 122) Provides the critical ingredients of great dramatic writing that are then applied to a dramatic form manageable for the emerging screenwriter: the narrative short film.

THEA 296

Topics in Theatre

3

(Prerequisite: RDG 100 or equivalent)
Presents various topics. See Schedule of Classes.