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Theatre B.F.A.

Theatre
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2020
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 79 to 95
  • Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts
The Department of Theatre, housed in the Marshall Performing Arts Center, has three objectives: to teach, produce, and sponsor theatre. The department provides academic and professional training in the arts of the theatre: acting, singing, directing, playwriting, critical evaluation, dance, scenic design, lighting design, sound, costume design, properties, stage management, theatre history and theory, and theatre management, as well as a broad liberal arts study. The co-curricular producing arm of the department, UMD Theatre, provides practical experience for University students while enhancing the cultural life of the University and the communities it serves. Auditions for all theatre productions are open to any student currently enrolled at UMD. Productions range from classical to contemporary, comedy to tragedy, and musical theatre to experimental. Modern, jazz, tap, and classical dance are offered in academics, as well as in the production season. The department sponsors performances and residencies by a variety of theatre artists. Recent visitors have included world-class performing artists, directors, choreographers, designers, and dance companies. Department Honors Requirements: Honors are awarded to graduating theatre majors for exceptional achievement. Candidates, nominated by theatre department faculty, receive honors for distinguished contribution in acting, musical theatre, design and technology, stage management, general theatre involvement, and leadership.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
In addition to being admitted to UMD through the standard Admissions process, applicants interested in UMD’s Theatre BFA program must complete an in-person audition or portfolio review with UMD Theatre faculty. Please see the Department of Theatre’s “Prospective Students” web page for complete details about audition/interview dates and preparatory requirements.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Learning In Community (1 cr)
UST 1000 - Learning in Community (1.0-2.0 cr)
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 semester credits must be earned through UMD, and 15 of the last 30 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. For certificate programs, at least 3 upper-division credits that satisfy requirements for the certificate must be taken through UMD. If the program does not require upper division credits students must take at least one course from the certificate program from UMD.
  8. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  9. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
Additional Fine Arts Requirement (3 cr)
Three credits of any 1000-level or 2000-level fine art course(s) from outside the student’s chosen major (Art, Art History, Dance, Music, or Fine Arts), provided that the student meets pre-requisites for the course(s). MU 15xx ensembles must be repeated once each semester for a total of 3 credits (may require audition). A course that fulfills the Fine Arts Liberal Education category is strongly suggested.
BFA Theatre Core Courses (21 cr)
BFA Theatre students must enroll in a TH practicum each semester except when enrolled in TH 1301 or 1401.
TH 1031 - Introduction to Theatrical Design (3.0 cr)
TH 1041 - Introduction to Technical Theatre (3.0 cr)
TH 1801 - Elements of Theatre (3.0 cr)
TH 2801 - Play Analysis: Dramatic Theory and Theatre Research (3.0 cr)
TH 4801 - History of the Theatre I [HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
TH 4802 - History of the Theatre II (3.0 cr)
TH 1111 - Introduction to Acting [LE CAT, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
or TH 1112 - Acting I (3.0 cr)
Advanced Writing (3 cr)
WRIT 3110 - Advanced Writing: Arts and Letters (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Acting
The BFA in Theatre with acting emphasis (51 - 55 credits) is for students seeking professional training or an intensive course of study and practical application in the area of acting.
Acting Emphasis Courses (40 cr)
DN 1151 - Modern Dance Technique I [LE CAT, FINE ARTS] (2.0 cr)
TH 1116 - Audition Techniques I (2.0 cr)
TH 1118 - Voice and Movement for the Actor (3.0 cr)
TH 1451 - Stage Makeup (3.0 cr)
TH 2112 - Acting II: American Realism (3.0 cr)
TH 2113 - Acting III: Shakespeare (3.0 cr)
TH 2118 - Speech for the Actor (3.0 cr)
TH 2119 - Stage Accents (3.0 cr)
TH 3112 - Acting IV: Improvisation (3.0 cr)
TH 3118 - Voice Release (1.0 cr)
TH 3151 - Stage Combat/Circus (3.0 cr)
TH 3218 - Acting V: Physical Theatre (2.0 cr)
TH 4112 - Acting VI: Scene Study (3.0 cr)
TH 4113 - Acting VII: Period Styles (2.0 cr)
TH 4116 - Audition Techniques II (1.0 cr)
TH 4171 - Acting VIII: Acting for the Camera (3.0 cr)
Practicums (11 - 15 cr)
BFA Theatre students must enroll in a TH practicum each semester.
Take 8 or more course(s) totaling 11 or more credit(s) from the following:
Required Practicums
Take 4 or more course(s) totaling 7 or more credit(s) from the following:
· TH 1399 - Scenery and Properties Practicum (2.0 cr)
· TH 1499 - Costume Practicum (2.0 cr)
· TH 1599 - Lighting/Sound Practicum (1.0 cr)
· TH 1699 - Running Crew Practicum (2.0 cr)
· Elective Practicums
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· TH 1199 - Performance Practicum I [LE CAT] (1.0 cr)
· TH 1299 - Theatre Marketing/Management Practicum (2.0 cr)
· TH 3199 - Performance Practicum II (2.0 cr)
Composite
The BFA in Theatre with composite emphasis (51 - 54 credits) is for students seeking professional training or an intensive course of study with a composite emphasis.
Composite Emphasis Courses (41 cr)
TH 3699 - Production Management (2.0 cr)
Theatre Electives (21 cr) - Theatre courses that support a theatre emphasis unavailable within the parameters of the acting, musical theatre, design/technical, or stage management emphases and approved by the composite adviser and the theatre faculty. At least 10 credits must be in upper division courses.
Electives (18 cr) - Courses outside the department that clearly support the student's declared composite emphasis and are approved by the composite advisor and theatre faculty.
Practicums (10 - 13 cr)
BFA Theatre students must enroll in a TH practicum each semester except when enrolled in TH 3699.
Take 7 or more course(s) totaling 10 or more credit(s) from the following:
Required Practicums
Take 4 or more course(s) totaling 7 or more credit(s) from the following:
· TH 1399 - Scenery and Properties Practicum (2.0 cr)
· TH 1499 - Costume Practicum (2.0 cr)
· TH 1599 - Lighting/Sound Practicum (1.0 cr)
· TH 1699 - Running Crew Practicum (2.0 cr)
· Elective Practicums
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· TH 1199 - Performance Practicum I [LE CAT] (1.0 cr)
· TH 1299 - Theatre Marketing/Management Practicum (2.0 cr)
· TH 3199 - Performance Practicum II (2.0 cr)
Costume Design
The BFA in Theatre with costume design emphasis (54 credits) is for students seeking professional training or an intensive course of study and practical application in the area of costume design.
Design/Tech Core Requirements (23 cr)
TH 1301 - Stagecraft (3.0 cr)
TH 1351 - Stage Rendering Techniques (3.0 cr)
TH 1401 - Costume Construction I (3.0 cr)
TH 1501 - Introduction to Lighting and Sound (3.0 cr)
TH 3331 - Scenic Design I (3.0 cr)
TH 3441 - Costume Design I (3.0 cr)
TH 4351 - Portfolio Preparation and Presentation (3.0 cr)
TH 4399 - Theatre: Special Projects (2.0 cr)
Costume Design Emphasis Requirements (15 cr)
ART 1010 - Drawing I (3.0 cr)
TH 1451 - Stage Makeup (3.0 cr)
TH 2400 - Survey of the History of Costume (3.0 cr)
TH 3401 - Costume Construction II (3.0 cr)
TH 4441 - Costume Design II (3.0 cr)
Costume Design Emphasis Electives (3 cr)
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· TH 4331 - Scenic Design II (3.0 cr)
· TH 4501 - Advanced Stage Lighting (3.0 cr)
Practicums (13 cr)
BFA Theatre students must enroll in a TH practicum each semester. TH 2399 must be repeated for 2 credits and TH 3399 must be repeated for 4 credits.
TH 1399 - Scenery and Properties Practicum (2.0 cr)
TH 1499 - Costume Practicum (2.0 cr)
TH 1599 - Lighting/Sound Practicum (1.0 cr)
TH 1699 - Running Crew Practicum (2.0 cr)
TH 2399 - Production Practicum II (1.0 cr)
TH 3399 - Production Practicum III (2.0 cr)
Design and Production
The BFA in Theatre with design and production emphasis (54 credits) is for students seeking professional training or an intensive course of study and practical application in the area of design and production.
Design/Tech Core Requirements (23 cr)
TH 1301 - Stagecraft (3.0 cr)
TH 1351 - Stage Rendering Techniques (3.0 cr)
TH 1401 - Costume Construction I (3.0 cr)
TH 1501 - Introduction to Lighting and Sound (3.0 cr)
TH 3331 - Scenic Design I (3.0 cr)
TH 3441 - Costume Design I (3.0 cr)
TH 4351 - Portfolio Preparation and Presentation (3.0 cr)
TH 4399 - Theatre: Special Projects (2.0 cr)
Design and Production Emphasis Electives Group 1 (12 cr)
Take 4 or more course(s) totaling 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· TH 1451 - Stage Makeup (3.0 cr)
· TH 1551 - Sound Design (3.0 cr)
· TH 1601 - Stage Management (3.0 cr)
· TH 2400 - Survey of the History of Costume (3.0 cr)
· TH 3341 - Properties Construction (3.0 cr)
· TH 3351 - Theatrical Drafting (3.0 cr)
· TH 3352 - Stage Rendering Techniques II (3.0 cr)
· TH 3355 - Computer-Aided Theatrical Design (3.0 cr)
· TH 3371 - Scene Painting (3.0 cr)
· TH 3375 - Mechanical Design for Stage (3.0 cr)
· TH 3401 - Costume Construction II (3.0 cr)
· TH 3501 - Advanced Digital Technology for the Theatre (3.0 cr)
Design and Production Emphasis Electives Group 2 (6 cr)
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· TH 4331 - Scenic Design II (3.0 cr)
· TH 4441 - Costume Design II (3.0 cr)
· TH 4501 - Advanced Stage Lighting (3.0 cr)
Practicums (13 cr)
BFA Theatre students must enroll in a TH practicum each semester. TH 2399 must be repeated for 2 credits and TH 3399 must be repeated for 4 credits.
TH 1399 - Scenery and Properties Practicum (2.0 cr)
TH 1499 - Costume Practicum (2.0 cr)
TH 1599 - Lighting/Sound Practicum (1.0 cr)
TH 1699 - Running Crew Practicum (2.0 cr)
TH 2399 - Production Practicum II (1.0 cr)
TH 3399 - Production Practicum III (2.0 cr)
Lighting Design
The BFA in Theatre with lighting design emphasis (54 credits) is for students seeking professional training or an intensive course of study and practical application in the area of lighting design.
Design/Tech Core Requirements (23 cr)
TH 1301 - Stagecraft (3.0 cr)
TH 1351 - Stage Rendering Techniques (3.0 cr)
TH 1401 - Costume Construction I (3.0 cr)
TH 1501 - Introduction to Lighting and Sound (3.0 cr)
TH 3331 - Scenic Design I (3.0 cr)
TH 3441 - Costume Design I (3.0 cr)
TH 4351 - Portfolio Preparation and Presentation (3.0 cr)
TH 4399 - Theatre: Special Projects (2.0 cr)
Lighting Design Emphasis Requirements (15 cr)
TH 1551 - Sound Design (3.0 cr)
TH 3351 - Theatrical Drafting (3.0 cr)
TH 3355 - Computer-Aided Theatrical Design (3.0 cr)
TH 3501 - Advanced Digital Technology for the Theatre (3.0 cr)
TH 4501 - Advanced Stage Lighting (3.0 cr)
Lighting Design Emphasis Electives (3 cr)
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· TH 4331 - Scenic Design II (3.0 cr)
· TH 4441 - Costume Design II (3.0 cr)
Practicums (13 cr)
BFA Theatre students must enroll in a TH practicum each semester. TH 2399 must be repeated for 2 credits and TH 3399 must be repeated for 4 credits.
TH 1399 - Scenery and Properties Practicum (2.0 cr)
TH 1499 - Costume Practicum (2.0 cr)
TH 1599 - Lighting/Sound Practicum (1.0 cr)
TH 1699 - Running Crew Practicum (2.0 cr)
TH 2399 - Production Practicum II (1.0 cr)
TH 3399 - Production Practicum III (2.0 cr)
Musical Theatre
The BFA in Theatre with musical theatre emphasis (63 - 67 credits) is for students seeking professional training or an intensive course of study and practical application in the area of musical theatre.
Dance Courses (14 cr)
DN 2111 - Jazz Dance Techniques II [FINE ARTS] (2.0 cr)
DN 2131 - Ballet Technique II [FINE ARTS] (2.0 cr)
DN 3211 - Jazz Dance Technique III (2.0 cr)
DN 3221 - Tap Dance Technique II (2.0 cr)
DN 3231 - Ballet Technique III (2.0 cr)
DN 3241 - Social Dance for the Stage (1.0 cr)
DN 4116 - Musical Theatre Audition Techniques (3.0 cr)
Musical Theatre Emphasis Courses (38 cr)
MU 1322 - Piano-Non Major (1.0 cr)
TH 1071 - Musical Theatre History [LE CAT, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
TH 1114 - Music Theory and Sight Singing for the Musical Theatre Performer (3.0 cr)
TH 1115 - Musical Theatre Singing I: Introductory Private Singing Lesson 1st Year BFA Musical Theatre Emphasis (1.0 cr)
TH 1116 - Audition Techniques I (2.0 cr)
TH 1118 - Voice and Movement for the Actor (3.0 cr)
TH 1451 - Stage Makeup (3.0 cr)
TH 2112 - Acting II: American Realism (3.0 cr)
TH 2113 - Acting III: Shakespeare (3.0 cr)
TH 2114 - Acting: Musical Theatre (3.0 cr)
TH 2115 - Musical Theatre Singing II: The Modes (1.0 cr)
TH 2118 - Speech for the Actor (3.0 cr)
TH 3112 - Acting IV: Improvisation (3.0 cr)
TH 3114 - Musical Theatre Repertoire (1.0 cr)
TH 3115 - Musical Theatre Singing III (1.0 cr)
TH 4113 - Acting VII: Period Styles (2.0 cr)
TH 4115 - Musical Theatre Singing IV: Transition Into the Profession (1.0 cr)
TH 4116 - Audition Techniques II (1.0 cr)
Practicums (11 - 15 cr)
BFA Theatre students must enroll in a TH practicum each semester.
Take 8 or more course(s) totaling 11 or more credit(s) from the following:
Required Practicums
Take 4 or more course(s) totaling 7 or more credit(s) from the following:
· TH 1399 - Scenery and Properties Practicum (2.0 cr)
· TH 1499 - Costume Practicum (2.0 cr)
· TH 1599 - Lighting/Sound Practicum (1.0 cr)
· TH 1699 - Running Crew Practicum (2.0 cr)
· Elective Practicums
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· TH 1199 - Performance Practicum I [LE CAT] (1.0 cr)
· TH 1299 - Theatre Marketing/Management Practicum (2.0 cr)
· TH 3199 - Performance Practicum II (2.0 cr)
Scene Design
The BFA in Theatre with scene design emphasis (54 credits) is for students seeking professional training or an intensive course of study and practical application in the area of scene design.
Design/Tech Core Requirements (23 cr)
TH 1301 - Stagecraft (3.0 cr)
TH 1351 - Stage Rendering Techniques (3.0 cr)
TH 1401 - Costume Construction I (3.0 cr)
TH 1501 - Introduction to Lighting and Sound (3.0 cr)
TH 3331 - Scenic Design I (3.0 cr)
TH 3441 - Costume Design I (3.0 cr)
TH 4351 - Portfolio Preparation and Presentation (3.0 cr)
TH 4399 - Theatre: Special Projects (2.0 cr)
Scene Design Emphasis Requirements (15 cr)
TH 3351 - Theatrical Drafting (3.0 cr)
TH 3352 - Stage Rendering Techniques II (3.0 cr)
TH 3355 - Computer-Aided Theatrical Design (3.0 cr)
TH 3371 - Scene Painting (3.0 cr)
TH 4331 - Scenic Design II (3.0 cr)
Scene Design Emphasis Electives (3 cr)
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· TH 4441 - Costume Design II (3.0 cr)
· TH 4501 - Advanced Stage Lighting (3.0 cr)
Practicums (13 cr)
BFA Theatre students must enroll in a TH practicum each semester. TH 2399 must be repeated for 2 credits and TH 3399 must be repeated for 4 credits.
TH 1399 - Scenery and Properties Practicum (2.0 cr)
TH 1499 - Costume Practicum (2.0 cr)
TH 1599 - Lighting/Sound Practicum (1.0 cr)
TH 1699 - Running Crew Practicum (2.0 cr)
TH 2399 - Production Practicum II (1.0 cr)
TH 3399 - Production Practicum III (2.0 cr)
Stage Management
The BFA in Theatre with stage management emphasis (54 credits) is for students seeking professional training or an intensive course of study and practical application in the area of stage management.
Stage Management Emphasis Requirements (21 cr)
COMM 1222 - Interpersonal Communication [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
HLTH 1700 - First Responder (3.0 cr)
TH 1301 - Stagecraft (3.0 cr)
TH 1401 - Costume Construction I (3.0 cr)
TH 1501 - Introduction to Lighting and Sound (3.0 cr)
TH 1601 - Stage Management (3.0 cr)
TH 4351 - Portfolio Preparation and Presentation (3.0 cr)
Stage Management Emphasis Electives (18 cr)
Take 18 or more credit(s) from the following:
· COMM 1112 - Public Speaking [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3116 - Professional Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3210 - Group Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3215 - Conflict Management (3.0 cr)
· HLTH 1470 - Human Nutrition [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (3.0 cr)
· TH 1451 - Stage Makeup (3.0 cr)
· TH 1551 - Sound Design (3.0 cr)
· TH 3331 - Scenic Design I (3.0 cr)
· TH 3351 - Theatrical Drafting (3.0 cr)
· TH 3371 - Scene Painting (3.0 cr)
· TH 3871 - Playwriting [LE CAT, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
· TH 3881 - New Play Development Workshop (3.0 cr)
· TH 5997 - Internship in Professional Theatre (1.0-12.0 cr)
Practicums (15 cr)
BFA Theatre students must enroll in a TH practicum each semester. TH 3399 and TH 3699 must be repeated for 4 credits each.
TH 1399 - Scenery and Properties Practicum (2.0 cr)
TH 1499 - Costume Practicum (2.0 cr)
TH 1599 - Lighting/Sound Practicum (1.0 cr)
TH 1699 - Running Crew Practicum (2.0 cr)
TH 3399 - Production Practicum III (2.0 cr)
TH 3699 - Production Management (2.0 cr)
Technical Theatre
The BFA in Theatre with technical theatre emphasis (54 credits) is for students seeking professional training or an intensive course of study and practical application in the area of technical theatre.
Design/Tech Core Requirements (23 cr)
TH 1301 - Stagecraft (3.0 cr)
TH 1351 - Stage Rendering Techniques (3.0 cr)
TH 1401 - Costume Construction I (3.0 cr)
TH 1501 - Introduction to Lighting and Sound (3.0 cr)
TH 3331 - Scenic Design I (3.0 cr)
TH 3441 - Costume Design I (3.0 cr)
TH 4351 - Portfolio Preparation and Presentation (3.0 cr)
TH 4399 - Theatre: Special Projects (2.0 cr)
Technical Theatre Emphasis Requirements (15 cr)
PHYS 1011 - Conceptual Physics [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (3.0 cr)
TH 3351 - Theatrical Drafting (3.0 cr)
TH 3355 - Computer-Aided Theatrical Design (3.0 cr)
TH 3375 - Mechanical Design for Stage (3.0 cr)
TH 3501 - Advanced Digital Technology for the Theatre (3.0 cr)
Technical Theatre Emphasis Electives (3 cr)
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· TH 4331 - Scenic Design II (3.0 cr)
· TH 4441 - Costume Design II (3.0 cr)
· TH 4501 - Advanced Stage Lighting (3.0 cr)
Practicums (13 cr)
BFA Theatre students must enroll in a TH practicum each semester. TH 2399 must be repeated for 2 credits and TH 3399 must be repeated for 4 credits.
TH 1399 - Scenery and Properties Practicum (2.0 cr)
TH 1499 - Costume Practicum (2.0 cr)
TH 1599 - Lighting/Sound Practicum (1.0 cr)
TH 1699 - Running Crew Practicum (2.0 cr)
TH 2399 - Production Practicum II (1.0 cr)
TH 3399 - Production Practicum III (2.0 cr)
 
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UST 1000 - Learning in Community
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02403
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD. Credit will not be granted if already received for EHS 1000.
TH 1031 - Introduction to Theatrical Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Course will introduce students to the fundamental elements and principles of design and how they apply to the theatre experience of scenery, costumes, lighting and sound.
TH 1041 - Introduction to Technical Theatre
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will introduce the student to the various disciplines collectively known as technical theatre. These areas include but are not limited to, scenery construction and painting, costume construction, lighting and sound production.
TH 1801 - Elements of Theatre
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Intensive study in rudimentary theatre vocabulary, research methods, principles of play production, preproduction script analyses, performance criticism, and postproduction assessment. Play viewing, play reading, critiques, and term projects. prereq: th major
TH 2801 - Play Analysis: Dramatic Theory and Theatre Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Exploring how to analyze a play from the perspective of those preparing for the production process. Beginning with play structure and theory, the course will examine plays form various periods and styles, using different perspectives to frame the analysis. Student will write analysis papers, learn to do research on various topics from several creative perspectives, and engage in classroom discussions. prereq: 1001 or 1801
TH 4801 - History of the Theatre I (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of selected styles, theories, performance, and production techniques of world theatre from theoretical origins to the present. prereq: TH 2801 or instructor consent
TH 4802 - History of the Theatre II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Seminar exploring the style, theory, performance, and production techniques of selected eras or traditions in world theatre from theoretical origins to present. prereq: 4801 or instructor consent
TH 1111 - Introduction to Acting (LE CAT, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Developing the ability to respond to imaginative situations with sincerity, individuality, and effectiveness; projects in elementary acting techniques.
TH 1112 - Acting I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to fundamental skills of acting: objectives, actions, given circumstances, activities. Focus on freeing natural impulses through imagination and improvisation. For BFA theatre majors. prereq: 1001 or 1801 or BFA Th major or instructor consent
WRIT 3110 - Advanced Writing: Arts and Letters
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and practice of writing tasks appropriate for the arts and letters. Seeks to advance research and critical thinking skills as well as skills in applying conventions of grammar, style, argumentation, and documentation. In addition, the course addresses professional writing for the arts, including reviews, proposals, grant writing, and career documents. pre-req: 1) WRIT 1120 or MNTC completed 2) minimum 60 credits earned
DN 1151 - Modern Dance Technique I (LE CAT, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 2.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Modern Dance Technique I is designed to introduce Modern Dance as both a historical form and contemporary practice and intended to develop Modern Dance skills with emphasis on placement, coordination, balance, and musicality. Concurring with Liberal Education objectives, the course will provide opportunities for creative expression through active participation and presentation. In addition, students will develop an appreciation for the diverse cultural influences on and stylistic variety in Modern Dance as a performance dance form.
TH 1116 - Audition Techniques I
Credits: 2.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theory, technique, and application of audition skills for the actor. prereq: instructor consent
TH 1118 - Voice and Movement for the Actor
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to voice and movement techniques designed to liberate, develop, and strengthen actor's body and voice. prereq: instructor consent
TH 1451 - Stage Makeup
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to principles and materials of stage makeup and their application in developing a character makeup for theatrical productions. prereq: 1001 or 1801 or Theatre Design and Production Certificate or instructor consent
TH 2112 - Acting II: American Realism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Continuation of 1112 with a concentration on American realism, characterization, and living truthfully in the moment. prereq: instructor consent
TH 2113 - Acting III: Shakespeare
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Acting Shakespearean text, with an emphasis on scansion, verse, and imaging. Continued focus on objectives, actions, given circumstances, and imagination. prereq: 2112 or instructor consent
TH 2118 - Speech for the Actor
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ear training and articulation (in anticipation of dialects); acquisition of nonregional dialect for the stage through use of phonetics and classical texts. prereq: instructor consent
TH 2119 - Stage Accents
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Facilitates actor's acquisition and performance of stage dialects. prereq: instructor consent
TH 3112 - Acting IV: Improvisation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Freeing the actor's natural impulses through in-depth, hands-on exploration of improvisational theatre. Emphasis placed on actor's learning to create without fear. prereq: instructor consent
TH 3118 - Voice Release
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
The course will focus on the actor's ability to free the vocal instrument during the phonation demands of training, warm-ups, and performance, and will be dedicated to the further development of the vocal instrument's freedom, power, range, and flexibility through the study of resonance, projection, and the ability to 'sense' physical sound. prereq: 1118 or instructor consent
TH 3151 - Stage Combat/Circus
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Intensive study of techniques and principles of stage combat focusing on armed (rapier/dagger/broadsword) and unarmed combat. Physical development through various circus skills: juggling, tumbling, and balancing. prereq: 0901 or instructor consent
TH 3218 - Acting V: Physical Theatre
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Physical Theatre will explore theatrical character, collaboration, and storytelling with a focus on corporeal expression. pre-req: minimum 60 credits, BA or BFA Theatre major, instructor consent
TH 4112 - Acting VI: Scene Study
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Concentrated exploration of realistic acting through use of scene study and other text work, with special focus on scenes and characters dealing with heightened emotions and situations. prereq: instructor consent, no grad credit
TH 4113 - Acting VII: Period Styles
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Study and practice of acting in plays from selected periods prior to the twentieth century. Topics may include Greek, Roman, Restoration, and Georgian periods. prereq: 901, 1116, minimum 90 credits or instructor consent; no grad credit
TH 4116 - Audition Techniques II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Preparation for the actor entering the work force. The student will establish a repertoire of prepared audition monologues as well as develop advanced skills in cold readings. The student will also develop self-marketing skills. prereq: 901, 1116, minimum 90 credits or instructor consent; no grad credit
TH 4171 - Acting VIII: Acting for the Camera
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Contemporary acting adjustments necessary for film, television, and commercials. prereq: 4151 or instructor consent; no grad credit
TH 1399 - Scenery and Properties Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience constructing and painting scenery and properties for theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor
TH 1499 - Costume Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working on costume construction and costume crafts for theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor
TH 1599 - Lighting/Sound Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working on lighting and sound for theatrical productions. (45 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor or Theatre Design & Production Certificate
TH 1699 - Running Crew Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working backstage during the run of theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: instructor consent
TH 1199 - Performance Practicum I (LE CAT)
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Rehearsal and performance of minor role, as determined by instructor, in a play or dance performance before a public audience in UMD Theatre productions. prereq: instructor consent; by audition only
TH 1299 - Theatre Marketing/Management Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working in theatre box office, management, marketing, and advertising promotion for UMD theatre productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor
TH 3199 - Performance Practicum II
Credits: 2.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Rehearsal and performance of major role, as determined by instructor, in a play or dance before a public audience of UMD Theatre productions. prereq: instructor consent; by audition only
TH 3699 - Production Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Participation in management and leadership in all areas of theatre production. (90 hrs work) prereq: instructor consent
TH 1399 - Scenery and Properties Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience constructing and painting scenery and properties for theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor
TH 1499 - Costume Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working on costume construction and costume crafts for theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor
TH 1599 - Lighting/Sound Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working on lighting and sound for theatrical productions. (45 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor or Theatre Design & Production Certificate
TH 1699 - Running Crew Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working backstage during the run of theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: instructor consent
TH 1199 - Performance Practicum I (LE CAT)
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Rehearsal and performance of minor role, as determined by instructor, in a play or dance performance before a public audience in UMD Theatre productions. prereq: instructor consent; by audition only
TH 1299 - Theatre Marketing/Management Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working in theatre box office, management, marketing, and advertising promotion for UMD theatre productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor
TH 3199 - Performance Practicum II
Credits: 2.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Rehearsal and performance of major role, as determined by instructor, in a play or dance before a public audience of UMD Theatre productions. prereq: instructor consent; by audition only
TH 1301 - Stagecraft
Credits: 3.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to methods of planning, constructing, painting, rigging, and shifting stage scenery. pre-req: 1041
TH 1351 - Stage Rendering Techniques
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Practical course in study of different rendering mediums, styles, and techniques for the theatrical designer. prereq: 1001 or 1801 or instructor consent
TH 1401 - Costume Construction I
Credits: 3.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to study and practice of methods and materials used in building costumes for theatrical productions. pre-req: TH 1041
TH 1501 - Introduction to Lighting and Sound
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The study of the methods and practices used in the design, installation, and implementation of lighting and sound for theatrical productions. pre-req: TH 1041
TH 3331 - Scenic Design I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Elements of design used in creation of scenery for theatre. prereq: 1301 or instructor consent
TH 3441 - Costume Design I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles and practice of costume design with emphasis on designing and rendering costumes from various historical periods. prereq: 1401, 1001 or 1801 or instructor consent
TH 4351 - Portfolio Preparation and Presentation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Capstone course utilizes presentation of student's work in technical theatre/design to assess design/technical skills. Analysis of portfolio, job applications, resume development, and portfolio development techniques. prereq: instructor consent; no grad credit
TH 4399 - Theatre: Special Projects
Credits: 2.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Projects in directing, choreography of individual or groups, or designing of costumes, lighting, scenery, or sound. prereq: instructor consent
ART 1010 - Drawing I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to the drawing experience and problems concerned with translation of three-dimensional visual experience into two-dimensional form. prereq: Art or art education major or Theatre BFA Scenic Design or Costume Design or art minor or Graphic Design and Marketing or instructor consent
TH 1451 - Stage Makeup
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to principles and materials of stage makeup and their application in developing a character makeup for theatrical productions. prereq: 1001 or 1801 or Theatre Design and Production Certificate or instructor consent
TH 2400 - Survey of the History of Costume
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Course will explore the history of costume from ancient civilization through the 19th century.
TH 3401 - Costume Construction II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Advanced principles and practices of costume construction techniques emphasizing pattern drafting and draping and a study of advanced craft techniques. prereq: 1401 or instructor consent
TH 4441 - Costume Design II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Advanced principles and practice of costume design with emphasis on designing and rendering costumes from various historical periods. prereq: 3441 or instructor consent
TH 4331 - Scenic Design II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Advanced study in creating scenic designs for a variety of theatrical forms, including musical comedy, opera, dance, and legitimate theatre. prereq: 3331
TH 4501 - Advanced Stage Lighting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Advanced theories and techniques used in designing lights for traditional and nontraditional theatre works. prereq: 1301 or instructor consent; no grad credit
TH 1399 - Scenery and Properties Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience constructing and painting scenery and properties for theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor
TH 1499 - Costume Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working on costume construction and costume crafts for theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor
TH 1599 - Lighting/Sound Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working on lighting and sound for theatrical productions. (45 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor or Theatre Design & Production Certificate
TH 1699 - Running Crew Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working backstage during the run of theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: instructor consent
TH 2399 - Production Practicum II
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working in technical areas of theatrical production, providing management and leadership in all areas of theatre production. prereq: 1301 or 1401, instructor consent
TH 3399 - Production Practicum III
Credits: 2.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working in technical areas of theatrical production, providing management and leadership in all areas of theatre production. prereq: TH 1699 and instructor consent
TH 1301 - Stagecraft
Credits: 3.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to methods of planning, constructing, painting, rigging, and shifting stage scenery. pre-req: 1041
TH 1351 - Stage Rendering Techniques
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Practical course in study of different rendering mediums, styles, and techniques for the theatrical designer. prereq: 1001 or 1801 or instructor consent
TH 1401 - Costume Construction I
Credits: 3.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to study and practice of methods and materials used in building costumes for theatrical productions. pre-req: TH 1041
TH 1501 - Introduction to Lighting and Sound
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The study of the methods and practices used in the design, installation, and implementation of lighting and sound for theatrical productions. pre-req: TH 1041
TH 3331 - Scenic Design I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Elements of design used in creation of scenery for theatre. prereq: 1301 or instructor consent
TH 3441 - Costume Design I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles and practice of costume design with emphasis on designing and rendering costumes from various historical periods. prereq: 1401, 1001 or 1801 or instructor consent
TH 4351 - Portfolio Preparation and Presentation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Capstone course utilizes presentation of student's work in technical theatre/design to assess design/technical skills. Analysis of portfolio, job applications, resume development, and portfolio development techniques. prereq: instructor consent; no grad credit
TH 4399 - Theatre: Special Projects
Credits: 2.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Projects in directing, choreography of individual or groups, or designing of costumes, lighting, scenery, or sound. prereq: instructor consent
TH 1451 - Stage Makeup
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to principles and materials of stage makeup and their application in developing a character makeup for theatrical productions. prereq: 1001 or 1801 or Theatre Design and Production Certificate or instructor consent
TH 1551 - Sound Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Principles and practice of choosing, editing, and running sound cues for theatrical productions. prereq: 1001 or 1801 or instructor consent
TH 1601 - Stage Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Theory and practice of stage management techniques applicable to a variety of theatre forms and situations.
TH 2400 - Survey of the History of Costume
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Course will explore the history of costume from ancient civilization through the 19th century.
TH 3341 - Properties Construction
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Course looks at the specialized techniques and methods used in the construction of stage properties. Major focus will be placed on the areas of metalworking, casting, carving, furniture construction, and upholstery. Explore research techniques in period, style, and chronology. prereq: 1301
TH 3351 - Theatrical Drafting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles and practice in techniques of drafting traditional and nontraditional types of stage scenery. prereq: 1301
TH 3352 - Stage Rendering Techniques II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Practical course in study of different rendering mediums, styles, and techniques for the theatrical designer. Continuation of TH 1351. prereq: 1351
TH 3355 - Computer-Aided Theatrical Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Computer-aided drafting and design with technical applications to scenic design, lighting design, and technical direction. prereq: 1301 or instructor consent
TH 3371 - Scene Painting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Advanced work in use of both traditional and modern methods of painting stage scenery emphasizing practical lab work. (2 hrs lect, 2 hrs lab) prereq: 1301
TH 3375 - Mechanical Design for Stage
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
The course looks at how mechanical design principles are applied to common stage effects. Topics covered will include theatrical rigging, understanding forces and loads, material selection, fluid power mechanics, winches and motors. prereq: 1301 or instructor consent
TH 3401 - Costume Construction II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Advanced principles and practices of costume construction techniques emphasizing pattern drafting and draping and a study of advanced craft techniques. prereq: 1401 or instructor consent
TH 3501 - Advanced Digital Technology for the Theatre
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Advanced techniques of computer technology for theatre production including operation and functionality of digitally controlled equipment for lighting, sound and stage equipment. prereq: 1301 or instructor consent
TH 4331 - Scenic Design II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Advanced study in creating scenic designs for a variety of theatrical forms, including musical comedy, opera, dance, and legitimate theatre. prereq: 3331
TH 4441 - Costume Design II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Advanced principles and practice of costume design with emphasis on designing and rendering costumes from various historical periods. prereq: 3441 or instructor consent
TH 4501 - Advanced Stage Lighting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Advanced theories and techniques used in designing lights for traditional and nontraditional theatre works. prereq: 1301 or instructor consent; no grad credit
TH 1399 - Scenery and Properties Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience constructing and painting scenery and properties for theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor
TH 1499 - Costume Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working on costume construction and costume crafts for theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor
TH 1599 - Lighting/Sound Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working on lighting and sound for theatrical productions. (45 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor or Theatre Design & Production Certificate
TH 1699 - Running Crew Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working backstage during the run of theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: instructor consent
TH 2399 - Production Practicum II
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working in technical areas of theatrical production, providing management and leadership in all areas of theatre production. prereq: 1301 or 1401, instructor consent
TH 3399 - Production Practicum III
Credits: 2.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working in technical areas of theatrical production, providing management and leadership in all areas of theatre production. prereq: TH 1699 and instructor consent
TH 1301 - Stagecraft
Credits: 3.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to methods of planning, constructing, painting, rigging, and shifting stage scenery. pre-req: 1041
TH 1351 - Stage Rendering Techniques
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Practical course in study of different rendering mediums, styles, and techniques for the theatrical designer. prereq: 1001 or 1801 or instructor consent
TH 1401 - Costume Construction I
Credits: 3.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to study and practice of methods and materials used in building costumes for theatrical productions. pre-req: TH 1041
TH 1501 - Introduction to Lighting and Sound
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The study of the methods and practices used in the design, installation, and implementation of lighting and sound for theatrical productions. pre-req: TH 1041
TH 3331 - Scenic Design I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Elements of design used in creation of scenery for theatre. prereq: 1301 or instructor consent
TH 3441 - Costume Design I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles and practice of costume design with emphasis on designing and rendering costumes from various historical periods. prereq: 1401, 1001 or 1801 or instructor consent
TH 4351 - Portfolio Preparation and Presentation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Capstone course utilizes presentation of student's work in technical theatre/design to assess design/technical skills. Analysis of portfolio, job applications, resume development, and portfolio development techniques. prereq: instructor consent; no grad credit
TH 4399 - Theatre: Special Projects
Credits: 2.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Projects in directing, choreography of individual or groups, or designing of costumes, lighting, scenery, or sound. prereq: instructor consent
TH 1551 - Sound Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Principles and practice of choosing, editing, and running sound cues for theatrical productions. prereq: 1001 or 1801 or instructor consent
TH 3351 - Theatrical Drafting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles and practice in techniques of drafting traditional and nontraditional types of stage scenery. prereq: 1301
TH 3355 - Computer-Aided Theatrical Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Computer-aided drafting and design with technical applications to scenic design, lighting design, and technical direction. prereq: 1301 or instructor consent
TH 3501 - Advanced Digital Technology for the Theatre
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Advanced techniques of computer technology for theatre production including operation and functionality of digitally controlled equipment for lighting, sound and stage equipment. prereq: 1301 or instructor consent
TH 4501 - Advanced Stage Lighting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Advanced theories and techniques used in designing lights for traditional and nontraditional theatre works. prereq: 1301 or instructor consent; no grad credit
TH 4331 - Scenic Design II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Advanced study in creating scenic designs for a variety of theatrical forms, including musical comedy, opera, dance, and legitimate theatre. prereq: 3331
TH 4441 - Costume Design II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Advanced principles and practice of costume design with emphasis on designing and rendering costumes from various historical periods. prereq: 3441 or instructor consent
TH 1399 - Scenery and Properties Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience constructing and painting scenery and properties for theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor
TH 1499 - Costume Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working on costume construction and costume crafts for theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor
TH 1599 - Lighting/Sound Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working on lighting and sound for theatrical productions. (45 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor or Theatre Design & Production Certificate
TH 1699 - Running Crew Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working backstage during the run of theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: instructor consent
TH 2399 - Production Practicum II
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working in technical areas of theatrical production, providing management and leadership in all areas of theatre production. prereq: 1301 or 1401, instructor consent
TH 3399 - Production Practicum III
Credits: 2.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working in technical areas of theatrical production, providing management and leadership in all areas of theatre production. prereq: TH 1699 and instructor consent
DN 2111 - Jazz Dance Techniques II (FINE ARTS)
Credits: 2.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Jazz Dance Technique II is designed to strengthen jazz dance skills initially developed in Jazz I and/or other technique courses. Underlying technical goals - increased flexibility, increased core strength and functionality, clear isolations and clear alignment - will contribute to more secure movement execution which makes possible more dynamic and expressive dancing. The courses also further explores selected historical and theatrical styles. prereq: Successful completion of DN 1111 with grade of B or better or by placement evaluation of instructor; instructor consent
DN 2131 - Ballet Technique II (FINE ARTS)
Credits: 2.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will provide students with the opportunity to build upon beginning level ballet skills within the context of a complete and traditional ballet class. Emphasis will be placed on solidifying current technique while improving the ability to quickly learn and retain combination. New skills such as epaulement and body facings will be introduced alongside continued study of ballet terminology, theory and history. prereq: Successful completion of DN 1131 with grade of B or better or by placement evaluation of instructor; instructor consent
DN 3211 - Jazz Dance Technique III
Credits: 2.0 [max 18.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Jazz III builds on the foundations developed in previous technique classes, including Jazz I and II with a focus on intermediate work in lyrical and percussive jazz dance styles. Students will also work on developing personal artistry through attention to dynamics and phrasing. prereq: instructor consent
DN 3221 - Tap Dance Technique II
Credits: 2.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Intermediate Tap dance technique with emphasis on musicianship, including tonal variation and speed. The course will home improvisational skills, analysis/synthesis skills, and deepen the appreciation for the history of Tap dance as and American vernacular dance form. prereq: 1121 or instructor consent
DN 3231 - Ballet Technique III
Credits: 2.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The course explores ballet technique in greater depth with regard to steps, discipline - specific vocabulary, history and pedagogy. The traditional ballet class will move at an accelerated pace and will be augmented by video analyses, performance observations and supplemental readings. The course will culminate in the study, analysis and dancing of classical repertoire from the great ballets of the 19th and 20th centuries. prereq: instructor consent
DN 3241 - Social Dance for the Stage
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
An introduction to social dance forms commonly used in theatrical staging and musical theatre choreography. As a studio course, the majority of work will be learning dance vocabulary and partnering techniques for social dances. Information on the historical and cultural contexts of the dances will be covered through discussion, brief reading assignments, and viewing of performance examples. The course draws primarily from 19th and 20th century European and American dances, but will also include other cultures' influences. prereq: minimum 60 credits, BFA Theatre major, instructor consent
DN 4116 - Musical Theatre Audition Techniques
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Advanced dance, song, acting, and marketing capstone course for professionally oriented musical theatre student to hone tools, sills and materials needed to be confident and successful in professional musical theatre auditions. prereq: BFA Theatre major with senior standing, instructor consent, no grad credit
MU 1322 - Piano-Non Major
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Individual lesson one half hour weekly. prereq: Non-music major or music major secondary instrument; may be repeated
TH 1071 - Musical Theatre History (LE CAT, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Musical theatre genre focusing on integration of theatre, music, and dance. Major librettists, composers, directors, choreographers, and performers.
TH 1114 - Music Theory and Sight Singing for the Musical Theatre Performer
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course presents the technical musical tools needed by the Musical Theatre performer to prepare the musical elements of his/her audition and/or role. It is designed to teach the performer how to read music and music terminology, musical theatre song form analysis, how to play a melody line on the piano, how to respond and communicate with a musical director and/or conductor, and how to transpose a song into another key other than its original. The courses ultimate goal is to produce a musically literate actor, and one who can self-sufficiently learn and prepare any song or harmony part, be it for an audition or a performance. prereq: instructor consent
TH 1115 - Musical Theatre Singing I: Introductory Private Singing Lesson 1st Year BFA Musical Theatre Emphasis
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
First-year course that serves as an introduction to singing technique and interpretation for students with an emphasis in musical theatre. It will address the basic technical elements including breathing, support, practice habits, resonance, registration, placement, and performance practices. In addition, we will study a variety of beginning repertoire from the legit eras of musical theatre. This course consists of a 50-minute group voice lab and a 15-minute private diagnostic per student, per week. pre-req: BFA Musical Theatre Emphasis with maximum of 30 credits completed
TH 1116 - Audition Techniques I
Credits: 2.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theory, technique, and application of audition skills for the actor. prereq: instructor consent
TH 1118 - Voice and Movement for the Actor
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to voice and movement techniques designed to liberate, develop, and strengthen actor's body and voice. prereq: instructor consent
TH 1451 - Stage Makeup
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to principles and materials of stage makeup and their application in developing a character makeup for theatrical productions. prereq: 1001 or 1801 or Theatre Design and Production Certificate or instructor consent
TH 2112 - Acting II: American Realism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Continuation of 1112 with a concentration on American realism, characterization, and living truthfully in the moment. prereq: instructor consent
TH 2113 - Acting III: Shakespeare
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Acting Shakespearean text, with an emphasis on scansion, verse, and imaging. Continued focus on objectives, actions, given circumstances, and imagination. prereq: 2112 or instructor consent
TH 2114 - Acting: Musical Theatre
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of theories and techniques of musical theatre performance. prereq: instructor consent
TH 2115 - Musical Theatre Singing II: The Modes
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private singing lessons (45-minutes each week) designed specifically for the 2nd year BFA Acting and Musical Theatre students. Emphasizing the song modes utilized for the Broadway musical theatre stage. pre-req: 901 and instructor consent
TH 2118 - Speech for the Actor
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ear training and articulation (in anticipation of dialects); acquisition of nonregional dialect for the stage through use of phonetics and classical texts. prereq: instructor consent
TH 3112 - Acting IV: Improvisation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Freeing the actor's natural impulses through in-depth, hands-on exploration of improvisational theatre. Emphasis placed on actor's learning to create without fear. prereq: instructor consent
TH 3114 - Musical Theatre Repertoire
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course enables third year BFA Musical Theatre students to discover, research, and perform musical theater repertoire. In addition, students will explore the concepts of type and brand within the business of professional musical theatre. This course will also address style within performance practice, including historical context, value systems, relationship, fashions, and vocal stylings. prereq: Third year Musical Theatre Students and instructor consent
TH 3115 - Musical Theatre Singing III
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private study (45 minutes each week) of the singing voice for the musical theatre actor. Designed to be taken in the 3rd year of study for the BFA Musical Theatre student, the focus will be on the exploration and execution of vocal styles found in musical theatre for the singing actor. pre-req: 2115 and instructor consent
TH 4113 - Acting VII: Period Styles
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Study and practice of acting in plays from selected periods prior to the twentieth century. Topics may include Greek, Roman, Restoration, and Georgian periods. prereq: 901, 1116, minimum 90 credits or instructor consent; no grad credit
TH 4115 - Musical Theatre Singing IV: Transition Into the Profession
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private study (45 minutes each week) of the singing voice for the musical theatre actor. Designed as a capstone course to be taken in the 4th year of study for the BFA Musical Theatre student, the focus will be on the transition from formal training to professional application in the business of musical theatre for the singing actor. pre-req: 2115 and instructor consent
TH 4116 - Audition Techniques II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Preparation for the actor entering the work force. The student will establish a repertoire of prepared audition monologues as well as develop advanced skills in cold readings. The student will also develop self-marketing skills. prereq: 901, 1116, minimum 90 credits or instructor consent; no grad credit
TH 1399 - Scenery and Properties Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience constructing and painting scenery and properties for theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor
TH 1499 - Costume Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working on costume construction and costume crafts for theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor
TH 1599 - Lighting/Sound Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working on lighting and sound for theatrical productions. (45 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor or Theatre Design & Production Certificate
TH 1699 - Running Crew Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working backstage during the run of theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: instructor consent
TH 1199 - Performance Practicum I (LE CAT)
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Rehearsal and performance of minor role, as determined by instructor, in a play or dance performance before a public audience in UMD Theatre productions. prereq: instructor consent; by audition only
TH 1299 - Theatre Marketing/Management Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working in theatre box office, management, marketing, and advertising promotion for UMD theatre productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor
TH 3199 - Performance Practicum II
Credits: 2.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Rehearsal and performance of major role, as determined by instructor, in a play or dance before a public audience of UMD Theatre productions. prereq: instructor consent; by audition only
TH 1301 - Stagecraft
Credits: 3.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to methods of planning, constructing, painting, rigging, and shifting stage scenery. pre-req: 1041
TH 1351 - Stage Rendering Techniques
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Practical course in study of different rendering mediums, styles, and techniques for the theatrical designer. prereq: 1001 or 1801 or instructor consent
TH 1401 - Costume Construction I
Credits: 3.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to study and practice of methods and materials used in building costumes for theatrical productions. pre-req: TH 1041
TH 1501 - Introduction to Lighting and Sound
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The study of the methods and practices used in the design, installation, and implementation of lighting and sound for theatrical productions. pre-req: TH 1041
TH 3331 - Scenic Design I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Elements of design used in creation of scenery for theatre. prereq: 1301 or instructor consent
TH 3441 - Costume Design I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles and practice of costume design with emphasis on designing and rendering costumes from various historical periods. prereq: 1401, 1001 or 1801 or instructor consent
TH 4351 - Portfolio Preparation and Presentation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Capstone course utilizes presentation of student's work in technical theatre/design to assess design/technical skills. Analysis of portfolio, job applications, resume development, and portfolio development techniques. prereq: instructor consent; no grad credit
TH 4399 - Theatre: Special Projects
Credits: 2.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Projects in directing, choreography of individual or groups, or designing of costumes, lighting, scenery, or sound. prereq: instructor consent
TH 3351 - Theatrical Drafting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles and practice in techniques of drafting traditional and nontraditional types of stage scenery. prereq: 1301
TH 3352 - Stage Rendering Techniques II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Practical course in study of different rendering mediums, styles, and techniques for the theatrical designer. Continuation of TH 1351. prereq: 1351
TH 3355 - Computer-Aided Theatrical Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Computer-aided drafting and design with technical applications to scenic design, lighting design, and technical direction. prereq: 1301 or instructor consent
TH 3371 - Scene Painting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Advanced work in use of both traditional and modern methods of painting stage scenery emphasizing practical lab work. (2 hrs lect, 2 hrs lab) prereq: 1301
TH 4331 - Scenic Design II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Advanced study in creating scenic designs for a variety of theatrical forms, including musical comedy, opera, dance, and legitimate theatre. prereq: 3331
TH 4441 - Costume Design II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Advanced principles and practice of costume design with emphasis on designing and rendering costumes from various historical periods. prereq: 3441 or instructor consent
TH 4501 - Advanced Stage Lighting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Advanced theories and techniques used in designing lights for traditional and nontraditional theatre works. prereq: 1301 or instructor consent; no grad credit
TH 1399 - Scenery and Properties Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience constructing and painting scenery and properties for theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor
TH 1499 - Costume Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working on costume construction and costume crafts for theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor
TH 1599 - Lighting/Sound Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working on lighting and sound for theatrical productions. (45 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor or Theatre Design & Production Certificate
TH 1699 - Running Crew Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working backstage during the run of theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: instructor consent
TH 2399 - Production Practicum II
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working in technical areas of theatrical production, providing management and leadership in all areas of theatre production. prereq: 1301 or 1401, instructor consent
TH 3399 - Production Practicum III
Credits: 2.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working in technical areas of theatrical production, providing management and leadership in all areas of theatre production. prereq: TH 1699 and instructor consent
COMM 1222 - Interpersonal Communication (LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis of the role communication plays in interpersonal relationships.
HLTH 1700 - First Responder
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles of emergency response and accident prevention in the home and community. Addresses the intersection of biology and life sciences with health promotion/protection. Leads to the American Red Cross Emergency Response certification.
TH 1301 - Stagecraft
Credits: 3.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to methods of planning, constructing, painting, rigging, and shifting stage scenery. pre-req: 1041
TH 1401 - Costume Construction I
Credits: 3.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to study and practice of methods and materials used in building costumes for theatrical productions. pre-req: TH 1041
TH 1501 - Introduction to Lighting and Sound
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The study of the methods and practices used in the design, installation, and implementation of lighting and sound for theatrical productions. pre-req: TH 1041
TH 1601 - Stage Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Theory and practice of stage management techniques applicable to a variety of theatre forms and situations.
TH 4351 - Portfolio Preparation and Presentation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Capstone course utilizes presentation of student's work in technical theatre/design to assess design/technical skills. Analysis of portfolio, job applications, resume development, and portfolio development techniques. prereq: instructor consent; no grad credit
COMM 1112 - Public Speaking (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01378 - Comm 1112/1511
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application of the theoretical bases of rhetoric to the public speaking situation.
COMM 3116 - Professional Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theory and practice of communication skills related to the workplace. Skill development in presentational speaking and vocational interviewing.
COMM 3210 - Group Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Small group approaches to problem management. Useful for anyone intending to participate in decision-making groups. prereq: Minimum 30 credit, communication major or minor or instructor consent
COMM 3215 - Conflict Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Application of interpersonal conflict management theory and skills to small group, organizational, and community conflicts.
HLTH 1470 - Human Nutrition (LE CAT5, NAT SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Emphasis on chemical nature of dietary nutrients, physiological and metabolic aspects of human nutrition, effects of diet on human health, interpretation of nutrition informatics, and global issues in health and nutrition.
TH 1451 - Stage Makeup
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to principles and materials of stage makeup and their application in developing a character makeup for theatrical productions. prereq: 1001 or 1801 or Theatre Design and Production Certificate or instructor consent
TH 1551 - Sound Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Principles and practice of choosing, editing, and running sound cues for theatrical productions. prereq: 1001 or 1801 or instructor consent
TH 3331 - Scenic Design I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Elements of design used in creation of scenery for theatre. prereq: 1301 or instructor consent
TH 3351 - Theatrical Drafting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles and practice in techniques of drafting traditional and nontraditional types of stage scenery. prereq: 1301
TH 3371 - Scene Painting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Advanced work in use of both traditional and modern methods of painting stage scenery emphasizing practical lab work. (2 hrs lect, 2 hrs lab) prereq: 1301
TH 3871 - Playwriting (LE CAT, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Instruction and practice in fundamentals of playwriting, including dialogue, character, and scenario development; traditional and experimental formal structures; emphasizes theatre format with peripheral screenplay information.
TH 3881 - New Play Development Workshop
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Intensive work in development of new scripts from initial reading to minimally staged performance. prereq: 1001 or 1801 or instructor consent
TH 5997 - Internship in Professional Theatre
Credits: 1.0 -12.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Internship with a cooperating professional, commercial, or repertory theatre. prereq: department approval; 1 cr for each 45 hrs work
TH 1399 - Scenery and Properties Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience constructing and painting scenery and properties for theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor
TH 1499 - Costume Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working on costume construction and costume crafts for theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor
TH 1599 - Lighting/Sound Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working on lighting and sound for theatrical productions. (45 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor or Theatre Design & Production Certificate
TH 1699 - Running Crew Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working backstage during the run of theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: instructor consent
TH 3399 - Production Practicum III
Credits: 2.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working in technical areas of theatrical production, providing management and leadership in all areas of theatre production. prereq: TH 1699 and instructor consent
TH 3699 - Production Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Participation in management and leadership in all areas of theatre production. (90 hrs work) prereq: instructor consent
TH 1301 - Stagecraft
Credits: 3.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to methods of planning, constructing, painting, rigging, and shifting stage scenery. pre-req: 1041
TH 1351 - Stage Rendering Techniques
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Practical course in study of different rendering mediums, styles, and techniques for the theatrical designer. prereq: 1001 or 1801 or instructor consent
TH 1401 - Costume Construction I
Credits: 3.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to study and practice of methods and materials used in building costumes for theatrical productions. pre-req: TH 1041
TH 1501 - Introduction to Lighting and Sound
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The study of the methods and practices used in the design, installation, and implementation of lighting and sound for theatrical productions. pre-req: TH 1041
TH 3331 - Scenic Design I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Elements of design used in creation of scenery for theatre. prereq: 1301 or instructor consent
TH 3441 - Costume Design I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles and practice of costume design with emphasis on designing and rendering costumes from various historical periods. prereq: 1401, 1001 or 1801 or instructor consent
TH 4351 - Portfolio Preparation and Presentation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Capstone course utilizes presentation of student's work in technical theatre/design to assess design/technical skills. Analysis of portfolio, job applications, resume development, and portfolio development techniques. prereq: instructor consent; no grad credit
TH 4399 - Theatre: Special Projects
Credits: 2.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Projects in directing, choreography of individual or groups, or designing of costumes, lighting, scenery, or sound. prereq: instructor consent
PHYS 1011 - Conceptual Physics (LE CAT5, NAT SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Descriptive, nonmathematical survey of basic concepts in physics from Newton to present. Instructor has considerable latitude regarding content. Primarily for liberal arts students; not for preprofessional preparation. prereq: Will not satisfy major or minor requirements in phys
TH 3351 - Theatrical Drafting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles and practice in techniques of drafting traditional and nontraditional types of stage scenery. prereq: 1301
TH 3355 - Computer-Aided Theatrical Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Computer-aided drafting and design with technical applications to scenic design, lighting design, and technical direction. prereq: 1301 or instructor consent
TH 3375 - Mechanical Design for Stage
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
The course looks at how mechanical design principles are applied to common stage effects. Topics covered will include theatrical rigging, understanding forces and loads, material selection, fluid power mechanics, winches and motors. prereq: 1301 or instructor consent
TH 3501 - Advanced Digital Technology for the Theatre
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Advanced techniques of computer technology for theatre production including operation and functionality of digitally controlled equipment for lighting, sound and stage equipment. prereq: 1301 or instructor consent
TH 4331 - Scenic Design II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Advanced study in creating scenic designs for a variety of theatrical forms, including musical comedy, opera, dance, and legitimate theatre. prereq: 3331
TH 4441 - Costume Design II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Advanced principles and practice of costume design with emphasis on designing and rendering costumes from various historical periods. prereq: 3441 or instructor consent
TH 4501 - Advanced Stage Lighting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Advanced theories and techniques used in designing lights for traditional and nontraditional theatre works. prereq: 1301 or instructor consent; no grad credit
TH 1399 - Scenery and Properties Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience constructing and painting scenery and properties for theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor
TH 1499 - Costume Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working on costume construction and costume crafts for theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor
TH 1599 - Lighting/Sound Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working on lighting and sound for theatrical productions. (45 hrs work) prereq: Th major or minor or Theatre Design & Production Certificate
TH 1699 - Running Crew Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working backstage during the run of theatrical productions. (90 hrs work) prereq: instructor consent
TH 2399 - Production Practicum II
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working in technical areas of theatrical production, providing management and leadership in all areas of theatre production. prereq: 1301 or 1401, instructor consent
TH 3399 - Production Practicum III
Credits: 2.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical experience working in technical areas of theatrical production, providing management and leadership in all areas of theatre production. prereq: TH 1699 and instructor consent