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.|
|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.|
|THET286||(PermReq)Experiential Learning I (1 credits)|
|Prerequisite: THET112,THET113,THET114,THET115,THET116 and permission of department. Sophomore standing. Not open to THET students who have completed THET386. Introductory internship in theatre. Constructed to help students in their sophomore year gain practical experience in a supportive work environment in the theatre. Student must research and propose internship to a Faculty Advisor and Internship Venue.|
|THET290||American Theatre 1750 to 1890 (3 credits)|
|Formerly THET 310. Traces the evolution of the American theatre from its beginning through 1890, aligning this theatre with the major shifts and movements of American society itself, and arriving at the uniquely American theatre and culture.|
|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.|
|THET386||(PermReq)Experiential Learning (3 credits)|
|Prerequisite: permission of department. Junior standing.|
|THET399||Independent Study (1 credits)|
Restriction: Permission of instructor; and Junior standing or higher. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.
An independent study in which each student completes an assigned major theatre project under close faculty supervision. Projects may culminate in term papers, scenic; lighting, or costume designs; or a stage production.
|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.
|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.
|THET788||Master's Tutorial (1 credits)|
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
Collaboration with a faculty member on joint creative and artistic projects.
|THET789||Master's Practicum (1 credits)|
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
Participation in creative and artistic activities with professional level theatrical organizations.
|THET888||Doctoral Practicum in Theatre (3 credits)|
Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Formerly: PCOM888.
Critical analysis of a phase of a professional field of theatre. Analysis of professional activity through personal observation. Evaluation of the purpose, process, effectiveness, and efficiency of professional activity. Recommendations for training and further research.
|THET889||Doctoral Tutorial in Theatre (3 credits)|
Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Formerly: PCOM889.
Individual research in theatre.
|THET899||Doctoral Dissertation Research (6 credits)|