1313 -- Introduction to Theatre Arts -- 3 credit
A study of methods of play-making from page to stage, with
emphasis on the director, actor, designer, and playwright.
The history of selected periods of drama is explored to develop a
critical appreciation for live performance.
1323 -- Fundamentals of Acting -- 3 credit
An introduction to the theory and practice of acting.
Students explore interacting and reacting in improvisation with
special consideration given to concentration, motivation, and
relaxation. The course will also include a beginning look at
vocal production and text analysis and will conclude with
performance of scenes and/or monologues.
1341 -- Practicum -- 1 credit hour
Guided participation in theatre productions in performance, stage
management, crew work on sets, props, lights, costumes, and
make-up. A minimum of 40 hours. May be repeated once
for credit. Course rotation: Every semester.
1413 -- Technical Theatre -- 3 credit hours
The study of the basic elements of technical theater, with
application to selected examples of dramatic literature.
Specifically considered will be the fundamentals of set and
property construction, lighting and sound technology, makeup, and
backstage organization. Problem-solving techniques for
specific play productions will be emphasized.
2323 -- Acting II -- 3 credit hours
An advanced acting course to develop the actor's ability to create
a character. Performance of extended scenes or one-acts will
offer challenges in interpretation and vocal and physical
embodiment. Audition preparation will be stressed.
Prerequisite: THEA 1323 or
2413 -- Children's Theatre -- 3 credit
This course will explore various aspects of children's theater,
and students will put on a play that will be performed for area
schools. May be repeated once for credit.
2423 -- Theatre Design -- 3 credit hours
Basic principles and practices of designing for the stage,
including the scenic, lighting, and costume elements of a
theatrical production. Emphasis placed on design procedures,
research techniques and materials, period styles, design history,
drafting, and application of design concepts to specific
2433 -- Directing I -- 3 credit hours
The course will explore the basic elements of directing, including
play analysis, techniques for working with actors, and play
production. Emphasis will be on exercises to develop skills
in creating stage pictures, movement, design, pacing, casting, and
holding auditions. The course will culminate in the
development of a Director's Prompt Book.
Prerequisite: THEA 1313 or
2513 -- Voice & Movement -- 3 credit
Introduces students to various techniques and skills to develop
body and vocal awareness, physical expressiveness, and vocal
3323 -- Acting III -- 3 credit hours
Advanced-level course in acting. Students will develop
skills in various styles and genres of theater. Performance
of extended scenes from classical plays will give students an
opportunity to work with poise, tempo, and vocal variation.
Resume preparation will be stressed.
Prerequisite: THEA 2323.
3333 -- Playwriting -- 3 credit hours
A practical course in writing a one-act play. The students
will develop a script from an idea or scenario through various
rewrites, concluding with a final version to be given a Reader's
Theater style reading.
3423 -- Dramatic Literature Survey -- 3 credit
A survey of dramatic literature from ancient Greece to the
present. Selected plays will be studied in their
historical and cultural contexts with attention to performance
history. Prerequisite: THEA 1313.
3433 -- Directing II -- 3 credit hours
Advanced elements of directing with emphasis on various spatial
arrangements, directing period styles, developing effective
rehearsal techniques, and collaboration. This course will
culminate in the student directing a one-act play.
Prerequisite: THEA 2433.
3453 -- Advanced Design for Theatre -- 3 credit
Advanced level design course with intensive study of a specific
area of theatrical design selected from the following areas:
scenic, lighting, sound, or make-up. May be repeated for
credit in a different design area. Specific area offered on a
rotating basis and/or upon student request and faculty
availability. Prerequisites: THEA
2423 and instructor's permission.
3613 -- A Cry of Players -- 3 credit hours
An intensive acting course aimed at producing a piece of
theater. Students will work together on a production directed
by the instructor.
and instructor's permission.
3623 -- Theatre History -- 3 credit hours
A survey of theater history from classical to contemporary theater
with attention to the theatrical forms of Asia, India, and
3081 -- Advanced Topics in Theatre Production -- 1 credit
This course will coordinate with the TheatreFest! (the summer
theater offering at Lindsey Wilson College). Students will
work in every aspect of theater production: performance, set
construction, props, costumes, marketing, public relations,
etc. Students will also choose a project (a dramaturgical
response to one of the plays of TheatreFest!, a marketing plan, a
stage manager's prompt book, character analysis, etc.) and present
an oral report at the conclusion of the course. May be
repeated once for credit.
3800 -- Special Topics in Theatre -- 1-3 credit
An in-depth study of a particular topic in theater. Possible
subjects include Shakespeare, theatrical make-up, Asian theater
forms, stage combat, mask-work, dialects, etc.
4903 -- Senior Seminar -- 3 credit hours
Capstone course in theatrer for intensive and independent study
(with faculty supervision) of a major area of theater, such as
playwriting, acting, directing, designing, or dramaturgy,
culminating in a public performance as appropriate to the
subject. Prerequisite: Senior