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Whether you want to give acting a try or are looking to satisfy general education requirements, the Department of Theatre and Dance has a wide-array of course offerings that can get you on your way.

Taylor Hicks


THR A111 - Introduction to Theatre
Survey of theatre with focus on artists who contribute to theatrical production viewed within the context of historical styles and development.

THR A121 - Introduction to Acting
An introduction to basic acting techniques with emphasis on creativity, concentration, relaxation, physical and vocal awareness, and the Stanislavsky method of acting.

THR A131 - Theatrical Production Techniques
Introduction to the mechanics of stage production. Emphasizes safe and practical use of tools, equipment and materials employed in scene shop, lighting, backstage and costume work. Students master basic practices and techniques required for effective production work in each area.

DNCE A290 - Ballet Techniques for Everyone 

Fulfill General Education Requirements

 

ARTS REQUIREMENT:

THR A111 - Introduction to Theatre
Survey of theatre with focus on artists who contribute to theatrical production viewed within the context of historical styles and development.

THR A311 - Historical Drama I
A survey course of dramatic literature from Greek drama to 1800. Emphasis is placed upon the playwrights' work and relationship to the production of these plays in their own time and in today's theatre.

THR A312 - Historical Drama II
A survey of dramatic literature from 1800 to the present. Emphasis is placed upon the playwrights' work and relationship to the production of these plays in their own time and in today's theatre.

DNCE A170 - Dance Appreciation
Develops an appreciation of dance for observers and participants through readings, lectures, videos, writing exercises, live performances, and movement and discussion sessions. Explores dance in social and cultural contexts and as an aesthetic and kinesthetic experience. Examines dance across various cultures along with its development as an art form in Europe and America. A lecture course with four to seven dance studio movement sessions per semester.

HUMANITIES REQUIREMENT:

THR A411 - History of Theatre I
Study of theatre history from ancient Greece to 1800. The history and the influence of different cultures, traditions and technology on the development of the theatre as a social institution.

THR A412 - History of Theatre II
Study of theatre history from 1800 to modern. The history and the influence of different cultures, traditions and technology on the development of the theatre as a social institution.

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