Classes in THET
|THET110||Introduction to the Theatre (3 credits)|
|Introduction to the people of the theatre: actors, directors, designers and backstage personnel. The core and characteristics of a play script; theatrical forms and styles; and theatre history.|
|THET116||Fundamentals of Theatrical Design (3 credits)|
|Prerequisite: Theatre Majors or permission of department. Recommended: THET113 or THET115. Freshman standing. Examines theatre as an environmental art that is realized through collaboration between set, costume, and lighting designers.|
|THET222||Foundations of Acting and Performance (3 credits)|
|Prerequisite: permission of department. Students must have less than 60 credits completed. Formerly THET112, THET220 and THET288. Credit will be granted for only one of the following: THET222; or (THET112, THET220, and THET288). Introduction to various acting techniques, especially Dallas- and Spolin-based improvisation and affective memory; an exploration of the nature of the planned performance and the collaborative creative process. Class will culminate with showcase performance experiences.|
|THET223||Text and Context in Western Theatre (3 credits)|
|Prerequisite: permission of department. Students must have less than 60 credit hours completed. Formerly: THET113 and THET115. Credit will be granted for only one of the following: THET223; or (THET113 and THET115). Explores social, political, and cultural development of Western theatre from classical period to twenty-first century. Part of the Foundation series for Theatre majors. Prepares students for upper-level courses in global theatre.|
|THET285||The Art of Communication and Presentation (3 credits)|
|An introduction to the fundamental practice and theory of public speaking and oral communication using theatrical techniques of both performance and the craft of storytelling. Restricted to New Freshman only.|
|THET291||American Theatre 1890-Present (3 credits)|
|Formerly THET 310. Traces the evolution of the American theatre during the twentieth century, aligning this theatre with the major shifts and movements of American society itself, and arriving at the uniquely American theatre and culture of today.|
|THET310||(PermReq)Voice for the Actor I (3 credits)|
|Prerequisite: THET210, THET220, an audition, and permission of department. Sophomore standing. Not open to students who have completed THET221. Credit will be granted for only one of the following: THET221 or THET310. Freeing the natural voice. In-depth experience of connection of actor's voice to thought, impulse and emotion. Tools for releasing tension, increasing resonance and range, and refining articulation will be explored.|
|THET325||(PermReq)Acting: The Actor's Process Part I (3 credits)|
|Prerequisite: THET210, THET220, an audition, and permission of department. Not open to students who have completed THET320. Focus on use of self in creating character. Tools employed include decision-making and use of imagery, personalization, objectives, adjectives, and verbs.|
|THET380||Sound Design (3 credits)|
|Prerequisite: THET114, THET115, and THET116 or permission of instructor. Sophomore standing. Theatre Sound Design is a first course in designing sound for stage productions.|
|THET383||Costume Design I (3 credits)|
|Prerequisites: THET112, THET113, THET114, THET115, THET116, and THET373; or permission of department. Credit will be granted for only one of the following: THET383 or THET480. Formerly THET 480. Basic principles of theatre costume design and introduction to rendering skills. Emphasis on development of design conception, unity, character statement, basic clothing design and period style adaptation.|
|THET384||Stage Costume Construction II (3 credits)|
|Prerequisite: THET284 or permission of department. Credit will be granted for only one of the following: THET384 or THET487. Formerly THET 487. Study and practical experience in the construction of stage costumes, props and accessories. Pattern development by draping, millinery, and crafts.|
|THET408D||(PermReq)Dramaturgy: Theory and Practice (3 credits)|
|Prerequisite: THET488 or THET489 and permission of department.|
|THET420||(PermReq)Acting IV: Language and the Actor (3 credits)|
|Prerequisite: THET310, THET324, THET325, an audition, and permission of department. Explores the actor's relationship to language, particularly heightened poetic language, in order to: develop the ability to embody language and vocally and physically project the images; apply an intellectual understanding of the inherent structural, poetic, and rhetorical techniques of heightened language in combination with action theory; and access the inner states of character while expressing them through text.|
|THET452||(PermReq)Musical Theatre Workshop II (3 credits)|
|Prerequisite: Audition and permission of department. Development of the ability to move, act and express through the media of lyric and music from the integrated musicals of the 1960s through the development of concert and rock/pop musicals.|
|THET474||(PermReq)Stage Management (3 credits)|
|Prerequisite: Four of the five fundamental courses (THET112, THET113, THET114, THET115, THET116) and permission of instructor. Sophomore standing. Intensive practical study of the techniques and procedures for stage management.|
|THET489I||Special Topics in Theatre History from 1800 to Present; Aeschylus to Orlandersmith (3 credits)|
Prerequisite: THET377; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Also offered as: THET659. Credit only granted for: THET477 or THET659.
Designed for students who have successfully completed THET377 and wish to further develop their lighting design skills. Emphasis is on theoretical design of productions and realized light lab projects. Particular design projects will vary.
|THET489P||(PermReq)Special Topics in Theatre History from 1800 to Present:Shakespeare in Modern Performance (3 credits)|
|Prerequisite: permission of department.|
|THET499||Independent Study (1 credits)|
Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 6 credits.
An independent study course in which each student completes an assigned major theatre project under close faculty supervision. Projects may culminate with term papers, scenic or costume designs, or a stage production.
|THET499P||(PermReq)Independent Study:Advanced Playwriting (3 credits)|
|Prerequisite: an interview and permission of department.|
|THET639||Advanced Design Studio in Scenery (3 credits)|
|Also offered as THET471.|
|THET649||Advanced Design Studio in Costume (3 credits)|
Repeatable to 12 credits if content differs. Credit only granted for: THET483 or THET649.
A series of carefully and individually structured assignments and projects that allows students to progress in their design training.
|THET659||Advanced Design Studio in Lighting (3 credits)|
Restriction: Must not have completed THET477; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 12 credits if content differs. Also offered as: THET477. Credit only granted for: THET477 or THET659.
A repeatable course that allows students to progress in their design training through a series of carefully and individually structured assignments and projects.
|THET712||Historical Research Methods and Historiography in Theatre (3 credits)|
|Prerequisite: THET 700. Formerly PCOM 712. A survey of methods commonly used in writing theatre history and their application to a suitable problem. Formulation of significant research questions, systematic collection of bibliographic and phenomenal information, formulating substantial claims, organizing and writing research for disciplinary outlets.|