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Course Descriptions

THE 1000
Introduction to the Theatre
3 hours per week. G-3000

Offers the student an appreciation of the theatre as a group of art form through study of its historical development, literature and theory, with attention placed on its dramatic structure, techniques, and the various forms and modes of dramatic composition.

THE 1925
Play Production
3 hours per week.

Practical, hands-on study of theatre from the perspective of the technician, the actor and the director. Students will perform in a one-act play.

THE 2927
Advanced Play Production
3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

The principles of dramatic interpretation and stagecraft are applied in laboratory production of plays. May be repeated for credit. Assignments and grades are based on contract with the instructor.

TPA 1200C Basic Stagecraft
3 hours per week
This course will explore the fundamentals of production stagecraft and shop management which are the foundation for theatrical electricians, properties artists and set production personnel. Through a survey of typical production issues students will be introduced to construction, installation, maintenance and management of scenic and lighting elements in theatrical production.  Students will complete workshop assignments using standard carpentry techniques and tools and with theatrical lighting equipment.

TPA 1290 Technical Theatre Lab
1 credit hour
This course is designed to compliment technical theatre elective courses by giving students the opportunity for hands on interaction in a structured lab setting.  Students will be assigned duties appropriate for their skills that will synthesize the class room experience.  Development of practical skills are needed for working in the theatre. Course participants will work on the production aspects of the main theatre performance for that semester.

TPA 2070
Scene Painting
3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

This course includes the study and application of stage scenery painting technique involving equipment, preparation, mixing and layout. This course includes lab work on actual stage productions.

TPA 2212
Sound Production for the Theatre
3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

This course includes the practical use of sound on the stage, including the properties of microphones, speakers, amplifiers, and control systems. It also incorporates hands-on experience in sound for stage productions. The course includes a lab.

TPA 2220
Stage Lighting
3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

The practical use of lighting on stage, including the properties of light and color, instruments and control systems, plus hands-on experience in lighting and designing stage productions. This course includes lab work on actual stage productions.

TPP 2100
Acting 1
3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: THE 1925 or permission of instructor.

A course in movement, voice, and acting, with primary emphasis on performance of monologues, scenes and class exercises. Students will also read and analyze plays and study various theories of acting.

TPP 2111 Acting II
3 hours per week
This course is a continuation of TPP 2100 (Acting I), with emphasis on in-depth textual analysis, advanced techniques of character development, and competent breakdown* of scene structure - to be developed through monologues and scene study.

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