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  • Theater (THEAT)   1100 (IAI F1 907)
    Theater Appreciation

    3 credit hours

    An introductory survey of theater as a performing art form. Includes study and analysis of historical, social, aesthetic, and technical aspects of traditional and contemporary theatrical expression. Intended for the general student to enhance their ability to become an appreciative and discerning theater audience member. No previous theater experience is required. Play attendance required. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (3 lecture hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   1105
    Improvisational Acting

    3 credit hours

    Emphasizes creating believable characterizations for the beginning actor and non-theater student using unscripted interaction. Exercises provide a foundation for using subtext, playing in the moment, and creating truthful relationships in scripted and non-scripted scenes. The use of the body and voice as communicative agents is examined. No previous theater experience is required. Play attendance required. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (3 lecture hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   1108
    Voice and Diction

    3 credit hours

    Introduces principles of voice sound production. Designed to teach actors relaxation, breathing, and an understanding of the actor's vocal life and demands. No previous theater experience is required. Play attendance required. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (3 lecture hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   1109
    Stage Movement

    3 credit hours

    Introduces principles and techniques of theatrical stage movement. Designed to help actors make their bodies more flexible and efficient instruments of expression. No previous theater experience is required. Play attendance required. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (3 lecture hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   1110
    Stage Combat - Unarmed

    3 credit hours

    Introduces basic unarmed violence for the stage focusing on performance and execution of safe, but real, techniques. Play attendance required. Prerequisite: At least one course in the discipline or consent of the instructor. (3 lecture hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   1111 (IAI TA 914)
    Acting I

    3 credit hours

    Introduces actors to the fundamentals of acting: concentration, observation, playing action and other basics are introduced through acting exercises, improvisations, and scene study. Major acting approaches that develop connection to material or texts that may include exploration of Stanislavski-based techniques and movement-based pedagogies as the basis for helping the actor embody characters. No previous theater experience is required. Play attendance required. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (3 lecture hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   1112
    Acting II

    3 credit hours

    Continues development of skills acquired in Acting I. Helps students develop believable characters while working on acting exercises and duet scenes from contemporary dramatic literature, at an intermediate and advanced skill level. Actors are also introduced to acting in period plays. Play attendance required. Prerequisite: Theater 1111 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (3 lecture hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   1113
    Stage Combat-Armed

    3 credit hours

    Introduces basic armed violence for the stage focusing on performance and execution of safe, but real, techniques. Weapon styles taught for this course will vary each term the class is offered. Play attendance required. Prerequisite: At least one course in the discipline or consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   1114
    Audition

    3 credit hours

    Designed to help actors develop material to use in a variety of auditions. Helps students become familiar and more confident with the auditioning process. Play attendance required. Prerequisite: Theater 1111 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, or concurrent enrollment in Theater 1111, or consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   1115
    Stage Makeup

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to the fundamentals of stage makeup with a focus on comfort of application, color theory, research, execution of design, and support of a dramatic character through stage makeup. Play attendance required. No previous theater or makeup experience required. Prerequisite: This course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (3 lecture hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   1116
    Stage Management

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to the world of theater as a stage manager with a backstage view. Provides tips, techniques, procedures, and survival tools for a beginning or experienced stage manager. Play attendance required. Prerequisite: At least one course in the discipline or consent of the instructor. This course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (3 lecture hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   1120
    Rehearsal/Performance

    1  to 3 credit hours

    Participation in play production. After auditions and assignments, the class is composed of the students in the college-produced play. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (2 to 6 lab hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   1121
    Performance Practicum

    1  to 3 credit hours

    For additional participation in play production. After auditions, casting, and interviews, the class is composed of the students in the college-produced play. Intermediate to advanced exploration and analysis of acting and technical theater, developing a specific character or technical role in a specific production. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Theater 1120 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent. Theater 1121 can only be enrolled in upon completion of four Theater 1120 enrollments. (2 to 6 lab hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   1123
    Play Production

    3 credit hours

    Offers hands-on training through work on a production(s)in a technical assignment. Each student's assignment will be individual in either build or run crew work. This course may be taken four times for credit on different productions. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (6 lab hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   1140
    Summer Repertory Theater

    6 credit hours

    A performance course that offers the student an opportunity to perform or be on a crew for two or three productions. The repertory may include musicals, plays for children, contemporary and/or classical dramas and comedies. Non-acting opportunities include costuming, set construction, lights, sound, wardrobe, stage make-up, properties, box office work and assistant directing or management, and stage management. Prerequisite: Audition and/or interview. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (1 lecture hour, 10 lab hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   1151
    Dance Theater I

    2 credit hours

    Emphasizes the principles and practical demands of dance within the musical theater. Primarily jazz-dance based movement, with ballet basics included. Integrates an extensive dance warm-up into movement vocabulary and works on various combinations inspired by classic Broadway musicals from the 1920s through present day. Includes techniques for exercise, audition requirements, various performance styles, and choreographic projects. Field trips and master classes utilized whenever possible. Designed for beginning to intermediate levels of dance students. Play attendance required. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (4 lab hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   1152
    Dance Theater II

    2 credit hours

    Intermediate to advanced jazz-dance based course with some intermediate to advanced ballet combinations included. Integrates an extensive dance warm-up into movement vocabulary and builds on principles learned in Dance Theater I. Includes advanced studies of classic Broadway musical choreography styles from the 1920s through present day; dance techniques, audition requirements, performance styles, and choreographic projects. Field trips and master classes used whenever possible. Designed for intermediate to advanced level dance students. Some previous training is necessary. Play attendance required. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Theater 1151 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (4 lab hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   1800
    Special Project

    1  to 3 credit hours

    Special project courses cover topics not otherwise covered by general education courses and other courses in the Catalog for the discipline. These courses require direct experience and focused reflection in an in-depth study of a specific discipline topic and/or the critical analysis of contemporary issues in the discipline. They are targeted to self-selected students with an interest in the subject matter and involve active participation. The course delivery incorporates an experiential component of no less than 30 percent but not to exceed 70 percent (to be determined by the disciplines). This experiential component may include field studies, interdisciplinary learning, and/or the practical application of discipline-related concepts, theories, principles and methods with a specific focus. All courses require an orientation session to deliver academic and experiential information (syllabus, academic requirements, field preparation, logistics, etc.) This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One.

  • Theater (THEAT)   1820
    Selected Topics I

    3 credit hours

    Introductory exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college class schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (3 lecture hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   1823
    Selected Topics II

    3 credit hours

    Introductory exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college class schedule. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (6 lab hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   1840
    Independent Study

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline to meet individual student-defined course description, goals, objectives, topical outline and methods of evaluation in coordination with and approved by the instructor. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (1 to 4 lecture hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   2205
    Voice Acting

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to voice acting techniques for radio, television, multimedia, and other audio and visual presentations. Play attendance required. Prerequisite: Theater 1111 or equivalent, or concurrent enrollment in Theater 1111 or consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   2210
    Acting for the Camera

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to the principles and techniques of acting for the camera. Play attendance required. Prerequisite: Theater 1112 or equivalent, or concurrent enrollment in Theater 1112 or consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   2211
    Repertory Acting

    3 credit hours

    Helps the actor create roles and work in an ensemble. Selections include children's theater, comedy, drama, musicals, and/or rehearsed improvisational works. Rehearsal and performance is required. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor based on audition. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One and instructor consent is required based on audition. This course may be repeated up to three times for credit. (3 lecture hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   2221 (IAI TA 911)
    Stagecraft

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to stage equipment, tools, materials, and traditional methods of set construction and scenic painting. Play attendance required. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   2222 (IAI TA 911)
    Technical Production

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to the new materials and techniques of technical production, including special effects, lighting, and sound. Play attendance required. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   2230
    Play Directing

    3 credit hours

    Introduces directorial choices about scripts, script analysis, casting, focus of scenes, and the mood, rhythm, pace and main idea of productions. A participatory course that includes readings and attendance at plays, exercise work, and scene direction. Play attendance required. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (3 lecture hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   2800
    Special Project

    1  to 3 credit hours

    Special project courses cover topics not otherwise covered by general education courses and other courses in the Catalog for the discipline. These courses require direct experience and focused reflection in an in-depth study of a specific discipline topic and/or the critical analysis of contemporary issues in the discipline. They are targeted to self-selected students with an interest in the subject matter and involve active participation. The course delivery incorporates an experiential component of no less than 30 percent but not to exceed 70 percent (to be determined by the disciplines). This experiential component may include field studies, interdisciplinary learning, and/or the practical application of discipline-related concepts, theories, principles, and methods with a specific focus. All courses require an orientation session to deliver academic and experiential information (syllabus, academic requirements, field preparation, logistics, etc.). Prerequisite: At least one course in the discipline or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One.

  • Theater (THEAT)   2820
    Advanced Selected Topics I

    3 credit hours

    Advanced exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college class schedule. Prerequisite: At least one course in the discipline or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (3 lecture hours)

  • Theater (THEAT)   2860
    Internship (Career & Technical Ed)

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • Theater (THEAT)   2865
    Internship Advanced (Career & Tech Ed)

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career & Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • Theater (THEAT)   2870
    Internship (Transfer)

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Course requires participation in work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • Theater (THEAT)   2871
    Internship - Advanced (Transfer)

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Transfer). Course requires participation in work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.