Courses in Theater

Introduction to Theater

THTR 100     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course introduces students to the study of theater as a performance art rather than as literature. Course content focuses primarily on the collaboration between the creative, artistic, and technical elements in a dramatic production. The evolution of theater from ancient to modern times is also considered. Class activities include lecture/discussions, attendance at live performances, and guided tours of local theater plants. Assignments take the form of reading, written critical evaluations of live and recorded performances, quizzes, and student presentations. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 6: Humanities and Fine Arts)

Introduction to Acting I

THTR 110     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of acting and making the student a more informed observer of acting for performance on the stage. This will be accomplished through instruction and practice of acting methodologies and developing the student's inner resources of voice, body, and imagination. The class will explore basic theories of acting, as well as participate in physical and vocal routines, improvisation, and individual and group exercise. The course will also introduce the student to the fundamental rehearsal process culminating in the performances of selected scenes. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 6: Humanities and Fine Arts)