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THT207 Comedy Acting

Covering the basics of mime, commedia, clowning and slapstick, this course will have everyone in stitches. A practical course in acting for comedies, the course will focus on tools of comedy and culminate in a laugh-a-second showcase.

THT208 Stage Combat

Covering the basics of stage combat and safety, this course will keep students moving as they learn techniques in swordplay, brawling, and falls. A practical course, the course will focus on the basics and culminate in fully choreographed showcase.

THT210 Creative Drama for Educators

This course is designed to help teachers and facilitators to learn to use drama as a teaching tool. Perfect for any student, this method particularly helps students who need to engage the material actively to learn it. Through practical exercises in lesson planning and facilitation, students will learn to use drama techniques to teach science, math, literature, social skills, and any other subject you can imagine.

THT211 Puppetry

Beginning with a study of the history of puppetry and current performance practice, this course also teaches puppet construction techniques and performance. The course culminates in a Puppet Slam Performance.

THT212 Advanced Acting

An advanced acting course for serious students, this class broadens both the knowledge and experience of acting and acting methods. Students prepare monologues and scenes of various styles, employing in-depth character development and exploring the acting methods of several acting schools. Recommended for majors and minors, others should consult professor before registration.

THT220 Scene Painting and Prop Artistry

A practical course offering instruction in the materials, tools and techniques of scenic artists, as well as a brief look at the history of scenic art. The majority of class sessions will be spent on scene painting techniques and application. Students will learn common faux finish and mural techniques and paint two pieces of scenic art, architectural and environmental.

THT221 Stagecraft II

A course in more advanced stagecraft techniques. Areas of focus will be stage machinery, rigging systems, sound and lighting systems. Skills will include welding and steel construction techniques, lighting and electrical safety, and construction management skills. Participation in current productions is arranged.

THT222 Introduction to Stage Design

This course will provide a beginning to design theory in general and then provide students with knowledge and practical work in specific elements of theatre design such as set, light, sound, costume, and makeup design. Subjects covered will include color theory, artistic concepts of shape and line, hand drafting, and collaboration with the entire artistic team.

THT223 Costuming

This is a practical course in the art and practice of costuming. Besides learning basic sewing skills, we will costume the current productions and study the evolution of clothing through the ages. Each student will learn how to follow a pattern, and build an article of clothing.

THT224 Stage Make-Up

By creating their own make-up portfolio (morgue), the student will learn the hands-on techniques of applying make-up: realistic and fantastic; and different eras and cultures of make-up styles. In addition, the student will study facial anatomy, the aging process, and the principles of light and shadow as they apply to stage make-up.

THT271 Stage Management Apprenticeship

Weekly meetings will be scheduled with the entire Stage Management track. All students on the track will attend each week and learn/ work under the leadership of the Senior Production Stage Manager with the supervision of an assigned faculty member. Additional assignments in assistant stage management and stage management are included in the hours required to satisfy the requirements of this course.

THT272 Stage Management Apprenticeship

Weekly meetings will be scheduled with the entire Stage Management track. All students on the track will attend each week and learn/ work under the leadership of the Senior Production Stage Manager with the supervision of an assigned faculty member. Additional assignments in assistant stage management and stage management are included in the hours required to satisfy the requirements of this course.

THT281 Electrician Apprenticeship

Weekly meetings will be scheduled with the entire Electrician track. All students on the track will attend each week and learn/work under the leadership of the Senior Master Electrician with the supervision of the Technical Director. Additional work days will be scheduled several times each semester as well.

THT282 Electrician Apprenticeship

Weekly meetings will be scheduled with the entire Electrician track. All students on the track will attend each week and learn/work under the leadership of the Senior Master Electrician with the supervision of the Technical Director. Additional work days will be scheduled several times each semester as well.

THT289 Special Topic

Special Topics courses include ad-hoc courses on various selected topics that are not part of the regular curriculum, however they may still fulfill certain curricular requirements. Special topics courses are offered at the discretion of each department and will be published as part of the semester course schedule - view available sections for more information. Questions about special topics classes can be directed to the instructor or department chair.