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Theatre Minor

Theatre
School of Fine Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits in this minor: 26
The theatre minor is for students who want to pursue an interest in theatre that will complement their major program.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Theatre minors should confer with a minor adviser from the Department of Theatre to develop a sound schedule for taking courses to complete the minor in less than four years. Students are advised to note prerequisites and to take courses in proper sequence.
Theatre Minor Courses (26 cr)
TH 1001 - Introduction to Theatre Arts [LE CAT9, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
TH 1031 - Introduction to Theatrical Design (3.0 cr)
TH 1111 - Introduction to Acting [LE CAT10, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
TH 1301 - Stagecraft (5.0 cr)
TH 1401 - Costume Construction I (5.0 cr)
TH 1599 - Lighting/Sound Practicum (1.0 cr)
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· TH 1351 - Stage Rendering Techniques (3.0 cr)
· 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 2801 - Play Analysis: Dramatic Theory and Theatre Research (3.0 cr)
· TH 4841 - Creative Collaboration (3.0 cr)
· TH 3111 - Introduction to Scene Study (3.0 cr)
· TH 3201 - Stage Direction (3.0 cr)
 
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TH 1001 - Introduction to Theatre Arts (LE CAT9, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Appreciation of theatre arts. Developing sensitivity and critical sophistication as articulate, discriminating theatregoers. Play viewing, play reading, critiques, and term projects.
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 1111 - Introduction to Acting (LE CAT10, 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 1301 - Stagecraft
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to methods of planning, constructing, painting, rigging, and shifting stage scenery. Lab work required constructing and painting scenery and properties for theatrical productions. prereq: 1001 or 1801 or instructor consent
TH 1401 - Costume Construction I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to study and practice of methods and materials used in building costumes for theatrical productions. Lab work required. prereq: 1001 or 1801 or instructor consent
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
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 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 instructor consent
TH 1551 - Sound Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even 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 Odd 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 Odd Year
Course will explore the history of costume from ancient civilization through the 19th century.
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 4841 - Creative Collaboration
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
An advanced course in which students work collaboratively to develop original performance pieces from concept to production. The practice-based class will focus on alternative approaches to storytelling, using the theories and methodologies of physical and devised theatre, as well as theatre as social activism. Students work independently to create fully-staged productions. prereq: 2841 or instructor consent; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for TH 2831
TH 3111 - Introduction to Scene Study
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of 1111. Development of acting skills beyond the fundamental level for non-BFA theatre majors. Project work emphasis on characterization and contemporary scene study. prereq: 1111 or 1112 or instructor consent; not open to BFA th majors
TH 3201 - Stage Direction
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Comprehensive, portfolio approach focusing on interpretive role of director in contemporary theatre. Major tasks facing director as collaborator; lecture, written assignments, workshops, and projects. prereq: 1111 or 1112, 60 cr, Th major or minor or instructor consent