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Year Course ID Course
2021-2022 THTR 101

Production

Students must fulfil assigned technical crew responsibilities during the semester.

Course Credits: 1
Prerequisite(s): None.
NB: First course must be 100 level. 300 level repeatable for credit.
2021-2022 THTR 102

Production

Students must fulfil assigned technical crew responsibilities during the semester.

Course Credits: 1
2021-2022 THTR 111

Stagecraft I

This course is an introduction to the basics of stage construction, costume construction, theatre technology, terminology, and common theatre practices

Course Credits: 2
Prerequisite(s): None.
2021-2022 THTR 112

Stagecraft II

This course is an introduction to the basics of stage lighting, sound, theatre technology, terminology, and common theatre practices

Course Credits: 2
Prerequisite(s): None.
2021-2022 THTR 130

Introduction to Theatre

This course is designed to spark (or increase) students' enthusiasm for the theatre arts, helping them to understand the roles of the many artists and practitioners involved in the creation of theatre. Students will gain an appreciation for dramatic literature and for the process required to move a play from the page to the stage, and will investigate the varied origins and boundaries of the art form. The class will take every opportunity to involve students in practical exploration of theatre-making. Attendance at theatre performances is required.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None.
NB: Attendance at theatre performances is required.
2021-2022 THTR 151

Mainstage

Students must participate fully as an actor or stage manager in the semester's ensemble production.

Course Credits: 1
Prerequisite(s): None.
NB: First course must be 100 level. 300 level repeatable for credit.
2021-2022 THTR 152

Mainstage

Students must participate fully as an actor or stage manager in the semester's ensemble production.

Course Credits: 1
2021-2022 THTR 153

Ensemble

Students must participate fully as an actor or stage manager in the semester's ensemble production.

Course Credits: 1
Prerequisite(s): None.
NB: First course must be 100 level. 300 level repeatable for credit.
2021-2022 THTR 154

Ensemble

Students must participate fully as an actor or stage manager in the semester's ensemble production.

Course Credits: 1
2021-2022 THTR 161

Acting I: Foundations of Acting

An introductory course orienting students toward open and aggressive participation in performance. Utilizing theatre games, relaxation techniques, experiential exercises and improvisation, students build sensory knowledge of the human experience and create/interpret scripted scenes through imaginative inquiry into given circumstances, character, relationship, objectives, and actions. The insight and understanding students gain through building sensory knowledge of their own feelings, voices, and bodies and then translating that knowledge while constructing the experience of another human being builds an appreciation and empathy for the meaning and values of other people.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None.
NB: Attendance at theatre performances is required.
2021-2022 THTR 162

Acting I: The Actor's Process

Introduction to scene study and character development. Students learn the building blocks of effective acting by applying foundational acting theory to improvisation, scenes, and monologues. Students are expected to offer thoughtful critique of others' work, a vital part of the learning process.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): THTR 161.
NB: Attendance at theatre performances is required.
2021-2022 THTR 175

Voice and Movement I

The emphasis in this course is freeing the voice and body to communicate effectively. Students are encouraged to discover their own gifts and abilities, to become comfortable with their voice and body, and to establish a foundation for future growth and development. Both voice and movement work are based on discovering proper alignment and a neutral position from which to explore. Voice work is designed to teach proper vocal warm-up; voice care and support; and elements of resonance, articulation, and projection. Physical movement exercises include activities designed to increase body awareness, flexibility, emotional connection, and expressiveness. All voice and body work emphasizes the integration of the actor's instrument, the individuality of each person, and the necessity for authentic embodied communication. Discoveries will be applied to acting work in class and on stage, and to everyday life, as self-presentation affects both public perception and self-image.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): THTR 161
2021-2022 THTR 180

Integration Forum

A seminar for students in all levels of the program, this course is required for all BA in theatre and BFA in acting majors, as well as students involved in productions. The class incorporates analysis and critique of productions viewed, as well as discussion of topical issues in theatre. Particular attention is given to integration of faith and art and preparation for a life in the theatre

Course Credits: 0
Prerequisite(s): None.
NB: Attendance at theatre performances is required.
2021-2022 THTR 261

Acting II: Scene Study

Students apply principles learned in THTR 161 and THTR 162 to the preparation and presentation of scenes from contemporary plays. Script analysis, character development, subtext, action, and objective are explored through personalized coaching.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): THTR 161, 162.
NB: Attendance at theatre performances is required.
2021-2022 THTR 262

Acting II: Advanced Scene Study

A continuation of THTR 261, students work to access and express the emotional lives of characters through natural, truthful behaviour.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): THTR 161, 162; 261
NB: Attendance at theatre performances is required.
2021-2022 THTR 275

Voice and Movement II

A continuation of the work begun in THTR 175, this course encourages students to further develop their physical and vocal instruments, seeking deeper exploration and more creative expression.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): THTR 161, THTR 175
NB: Attendance at theatre performances is required.
2021-2022 THTR 290

Introductory Special Topics in Theatre

Topics vary from year to year.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Vary depending on topic.
2021-2022 THTR 301

Production

Students must fulfil assigned technical crew responsibilities during the semester.

Course Credits: 1
2021-2022 THTR 302

Production

Students must fulfil assigned technical crew responsibilities during the semester.

Course Credits: 1
2021-2022 THTR 314

Stage Lighting

The study of lighting theory and practice for the stage: fundamentals of light, basics of electricity, lighting equipment and its use, historical overview of lighting for theatre productions, examination of current lighting methodology, introduction to lighting design. This course is two hours of lecture and four hours of lab each week.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): THTR 111, 112, 130, and permission of the instructor.
NB: Not offered every year See department chair.