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THRA 120 - Acting I (3).
Description: Basic techniques of relaxation and concentration, textual analysis, physicalization, characterization and creation of a role. Development of the actor's craft through scene work emphasizing modern realism. Notes: Intensive Oral Communication course. Offered in fall and spring.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Studio/PE

Theater and Dance Department

Course Attributes:
Humanities and Arts, Oral Communication

THRA 120H - Acting I

3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Studio/PE

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THRA 121 - Improvisation (3).
Description: An experiential study of techniques of improvisation for the actor. Notes: Offered in fall. Prerequisites: THRT110, THRT210, THRA120 with a grade of C or better in each course.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Studio/PE

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THRA 160 - Stage Make-Up (3:0:6).
Description: Principles and methods for the design and application of stage make-up. Notes: Lab Fee: $30. Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: For Theatre majors and minors only or with permission of the chair.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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THRA 170 - Technical Theatre Practicum: Scene Studio (1:0:4).
Description: Scheduled, supervised scenic construction, painting and lighting production in the scenic studio and on stage. May be repeated for credit. Notes: Lab Fee: $10. Offered in fall and spring.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
4.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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THRA 171 - Technical Theatre Practicum: Costume Studio (1:0:4).
Description: Scheduled, supervised costume construction in the costume studio. May be repeated for credit. Notes: Lab Fee: $10. Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: THRT 110, 115, THRA 180.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
4.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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THRA 173 - Technical Theatre Practicum: House Management (1:0:4).
Description: Training and supervised work in the area of box office, house management and production publicity. Notes: Offered in fall and spring.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
4.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Practicum/Cooperative edu

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THRA 180 - Technical Theatre Practicum: Running Crew (0:0:1).
Description: Training and supervised work in serving on a technical crew for a theatrical production. Notes: Offered in spring and fall. A grade of S or U is recorded. Prerequisites: THRT 110.
0.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
1.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Practicum/Cooperative edu

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THRA 199 - General Theatre Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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THRA 220 - Voice & Movement for the Actor (3:6).
Description: An experiential study of fundamental voice and movement techniques for the actor. Notes: Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: HRT110, 115, 210, THRA120, and 180 with a grade of C or better in each course.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Studio/PE

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THRA 221 - Stage Dialects (3).
Description: Advanced techniques of vocal production and study of dialects such as: standard English, Cockney, Irish, French, Brooklynese, non-regional speech, and continued work on the International Phonetic Alphabet. Notes: Lab Fee: $20. Offered in spring of alternate years. Prerequisites: THRA 220.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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THRA 260 - Stagecraft (3).
Description: The study of technical problems of play production including design, construction and painting of scenery and properties, special effects and stage rigging with practical application to current theatre and dance productions. Notes: Lab Fee: $30. Offered in spring of alternate years. Prerequisites: THRT110, THRT115, THRT210, THRA120, with a grade of C or better in each course.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture, Studio/PE

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THRA 261 - Stage Lighting (3).
Description: An introduction to the principles of design and to the applied techniques of theatrical lighting. Notes: Lab Fee: $30. Offered in fall. Prerequisites: THRT110, 115, 210, THRA120, and 180 with a grade of C or better in each course.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture, Studio/PE

Theater and Dance Department

THRA 261H - Stage Lighting

3.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture, Studio/PE

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THRA 262 - Drafting for Theatre (3).
Description: Training in elements of drafting specific to theatre & stage design. Included are groundplans, elevations, perspectives, sections, orthographics and lighting graphics. Includes both manual and computer drafting techniques for theatre. Notes: Offered in spring alternate years. Prerequisites: THRT110, 115, 210, THRA120, and 180 with a grade of C or better in each course.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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THRA 299 - General Theatre Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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THRA 320 - Acting II (3).
Description: Development of the actor's craft through scene work from realistic, non-realistic and classical texts. More advanced techniques of textual analysis, characterization and creation of a role. Notes: Offered in spring. Prerequisites: THRA 220
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Studio/PE

Theater and Dance Department

Course Attributes:
Humanities and Arts

THRA 321 - Stage Combat (3).
Description: Advanced techniques of stage combat training and safety in ares of unarmed combat, falls, rapier and dagger, and quarterstaff. Emphasis on safety, technical proficiency, and emotional investment in the actions of stage violence. Notes: Lab Fee: $50. Offered in spring of alternate years. Prerequisites: THRA 220.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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THRA 330 - Stage Management (3).
Description: A study of the role of the theatrical stage manager; the development of organizational and management skills necessary for total production coordination. Notes: Lab Fee: $30. Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: THRT110, 115, 210, and THRA120 with a grade of C or better in each course.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Theater and Dance Department

THRA 330H - Stage Management

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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THRA 331 - Directing I (3).
Description: A study of the fundamentals of play directing with practical application through the staging of short scenes. Notes: Lab Fee: $20. Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: THRT110, 115, 210, THRA120 and 180 with a grade of C or better in each course.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Studio/PE

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THRA 360 - Scene Design (3).
Description: The study and application of the theories and techniques of the design of stage scenery; includes a survey of the history of design for the stage. Notes: Lab Fee: $30. Offered in spring alternate years. Prerequisites: THRT110, 115, 210, THRA120, and 180 with a grade of C or better in each course.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Studio/PE

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THRA 361 - Costuming (3:2:2).
Description: Study and application of the theories and techniques of theatrical costuming including a survey of historical dress, basic techniques of costume construction, and design for the stage. Notes: Lab Fee: $30. Offered in spring of alternate years. Prerequisites: THRT 110, 115, 210, THRA120, and 180 with a grade of C or better in each course.
3.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture, Studio/PE

Theater and Dance Department

THRA 361H - Costuming

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture, Studio/PE

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THRA 362 - Sound Technology and Design for Theatre (3).
Description: Introduction to sound equipment and techniques used in theatrical productions as well as the application of these to sound design for theatre. Notes: Lab Fee: $30. Offered in fall alternate years. Prerequisites: THRT 110, 115, 210, and THRA120 with a grade of C or better in each course.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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THRA 363 - Advanced Stage Make-Up (3).
Description: Advanced techniques in construction and application of prostheses, face casting, facial hair, and understanding of new technologies, materials and processes in the field. Notes: Lab Fee: $50. Offered in spring of alternate years. Prerequisites: THRA 160, 180, THRT 110, 115, 210 with a grade of C or better in each class.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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THRA 370 - Practicum (1).
Description: Individually supervised work in theatre performance and/or production. Notes: Lab Fee: $30. May be repeated for credit for up to six hours. Offered in falland spring. Prerequisites: Permission of the Chair of Theatre and Dance.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
1.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Practicum/Cooperative edu

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THRA 399 - General Theatre Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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THRA 411 - Auditioning (1:0:2).
Description: Preparation of student actors for graduate school and/or regional theatre auditions. Students will develop an audition portfolio and a personal strategic plan . Notes: Offered in spring. Prerequisites: Theatre major, performance emphasis, junior status.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Studio/PE

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THRA 412 - Portfolio Development (1:1:0).
Description: Examination of career options for design/technical students and development of resumes, portfolios and other materials required to pursue those career choices. Notes: Offered in fall. Prerequisites: Theatre major, design technical emphasis, and junior status.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
1.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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THRA 421 - Acting Styles I (3).
Description: Development of the actor's technique in scenes taken from ancient and Reniassance drama and from scenarios of comedia dell'arte. Notes: Offered in fall. Prerequisites: THRA 320.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

Theater and Dance Department

THRA 422 - Acting Styles II (3).
Description: Development of the actor's technique in performance styles taken from French neo-classical, Restoration and Absurdist eras. Notes: Offered in spring. Prerequisites: THRA 320.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

Theater and Dance Department

THRA 431 - Directing II (3).
Description: A study of directing theories and criticism with an individually supervised production of a one-act play for public presentation. Notes: Lab Fee: $60. Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: THRA 330, 331 with a grade of C or better in each course. Majors only or written permission of the Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Studio/PE

Theater and Dance Department

THRA 431H - Directing II

3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Studio/PE

Theater and Dance Department

THRA 470 - Advanced Practicum (3:0:3).
Description: Supervised direction of a full-length theatre production. Notes: Offered in spring and fall. Prerequisites: Permission of the Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture

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THRA 471 - Internship in Theatre (3).
Description: A faculty supervised/coordinated work affiliation in theatre. Notes: Offered in fall, summer and spring. Prerequisites: Theatre major, junior status with permission of the Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Internship

Theater and Dance Department

THRA 499 - General Theatre Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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