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THT305 Theatre Intensive

Students may receive credit for completing one to two week intensive courses with master teachers. In general, 1 credit is equal to 45 hours of course work.

THT308 Period Styles for Acting

THT 308 will examine the development of the drama and physical theatre style of the major dramatic movements from the time of Ancient Greece through the 21st century. This course will familiarize students with the major acting styles throughout history, and how to apply them. In addition to the course textbook, scenes from plays that best represent the period will be studied and performed in class. We will review insights into the production of the plays, the theatrical context and conventions of each historical period and culture and how that information influences the acting style. Students will be expected to demonstrate academic writing skills relative to the humanities and theatre. Foundation skills for body and voice learned in THT 112.

THT310 Women in Theatre

Covering much of the same coursework as the Directing course, this course examines the role women have played in theatre history, and reckons with the current inequality of women leaders in the field. Students will read plays written by female playwrights and will culminate the semester with a staging of a collection of scenes written by women and chosen by the students. This event will be part of the regular Carroll Theatre season.

THT311 Directing

A practical course in the principles and techniques of bringing a play from the page to the stage. The course provides step-by-step practice in how to approach the play, how to find its dramatic values, and how to direct the production with these aims in mind. Attention will be given to the collaborative nature of art, and the requisite communication skills of a director. The course will delve into the theories and practice of various directing schools of thought and will culminate in the staging of one act plays as part of the Carroll season.

THT312 Musical Theatre Acting & Auditioning

An advanced acting course, this class will focus on learning techniques which will grow skills in performance of musical theatre and auditioning both for straight plays and musicals. Beginning with a historical study of the origins of musical theatre and its current practice, it will then shift to scene work and audition preparation which integrate tools taught in class and in readings.

THT313 Stage Dialects

An advanced acting course, this class will focus on learning the International Phonetic Alphabet and how to apply it to dialect work, specifically standard American, standard British, and another dialect of the student's choosing. While there will be some academic work in this course, it will primarily focus on scene work and monologues which integrate tools taught in class and in readings.

THT314 Shakespeare in Performance

An advanced acting course, this class will focus on learning techniques which will grow skills in performance of Shakespeare. While there will be some academic work in this course, it will primarily focus on scene work and monologues which integrate tools taught in class and in readings.

THT318 History of Theatre I(WI)

Arts & Letters-Fine Arts. Intermediate Writing.

The story of the theatre beginning with its origins in the rituals of primitive man through the cultural explosion of the Renaissance. In addition to the text, several plays representative of the major theatrical ages will be read for insights into how the physical stage, the styles of acting and production, and theatrical convention influenced the dramatic literature of the various periods.

THT319 History of Theatre II(WI)

Arts & Letters-Fine Arts. Intermediate Writing.

A continuance of the story of the theatre, from the English Restoration and through its objective imitation of nature at the end of the 19th century, to its return to subjective reality and ritual in modern times. In addition to the text, several plays representative of the major theatrical ages will be read for insights into the physical stage, the styles of acting and production, and theatrical convention influenced the dramatic literature of the period as well as the modern theatre.

THT320 Corsetry

This course is designed to explore the history of corsetry and to teach students how to build corsets from different time periods of fashion. Through reading, discussion, experimentation, and production work, students will gain knowledge and practical skills in corset building. Over the course of the semester, students will show mastery of the coursework by successfully building at least two period corsets. No sewing experience is required.

THT322 Scenic Design

This is a practical study of the scenic design process. The course focuses on collaborating and visualization skills, theatrical design formats, research for scenic design and model building.

THT323 Lighting Design

This is a practical study of the lighting design process. The course leads the student step-by-step from script analysis through plotting a finished design. Individual areas of exploration include light and color theory, electricity, and lighting instrumentation and control systems.

THT324 Digital Media Design

This course prepares students for the technical process of creating media design for theatrical production. Students will explore the emerging interdisciplinary art of media design, and theatre by the following elements: Learning software that implements sound design, media creation and projection design; Following in-class tutorials, and adjoining modules that develop integrated digital art skills within the context of media design Collaborate in various workshops that expose students to the praxis of media design; Produce six complete projects ranging in size, and complexity that explore different methodologies of practical and conceptual design work; Participate in critical discussions regarding their work. This course will primarily introduce the multi-directional workflow of the Adobe Creative Suite for the nonlinear process of design. Students will develop compositional aptitudes, learn technical skills, and develop a sequence of work that can be critiqued, edited, and synthesized into presentation. The overarching goal for this course is to provide students the technological competences, and artistic forte to work in the digital media design industry.

THT371 Production Stage Mgmt Apprenticeship

Production 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.

THT372 Production Stage Mgmt Apprenticeship

Production 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.

THT381 Master 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.

THT382 Master 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.

THT389 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.