Theatre (TH)

TH 1121. Musical Theatre Singing Technique I.

This course in vocal instruction focuses on technique, musicality and performance for the Musical Theatre performer.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 1122. Musical Theatre Singing Technique II.

This course in vocal instruction continues the work done in TH 1121 and focuses on technique, musicality and performance for the Musical Theatre performer. Prerequisite: TH 1121.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 1160. Musical Theatre Jazz I.

This course focuses on beginning jazz dance technique for Musical Theatre students including jazz walks, weight shifts, isolations, stretches, and combinations. Combinations are designed to challenge and enhance the students' knowledge of the various styles and methodologies of jazz dance and to develop performance and choreographic abilities in these styles.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 1180. Musical Theatre Ballet I.

This course introduces the basic technique and steps of classical ballet to Musical Theatre students. Basic barre exercises, positions and traveling steps of the ballet movement vocabulary will be taught and practiced for mastery. Students will also gain an understanding of ballet as a performing art.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 1210. Introduction to Musical Theatre.

This course focuses on foundations for training for a professional career in musical theatre, with particular emphasis on interview and audition skills.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 1211. Introduction to Musical Theatre II.

This class continues the foundational work established in TH 1210 Introduction to Musical Theatre. It further develops the interview and audition skills necessary for a professional career in musical theatre. Prerequisite: TH 1210.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 1312. Musical Theatre Musicianship I.

This course offers detailed instruction in fundamentals of musicianship for the Musical Theatre performer, including notation, meters, scales, key signatures, intervals, chords, and sight singing. Equal emphasis is placed on practical skills and theoretical analysis of the musical theatre canon.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 1314. Musical Theatre Musicianship II.

This course offers continued practice of the essential elements of musicianship for the Musical Theatre performer including higher levels of ear training and sight-singing. Equal emphasis is placed on practical skills and theoretical analysis of the Musical Theatre canon. Prerequisite: TH 1312 with a minimum grade of C.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 1340. Voice and Diction.

The human voice and the sounds of speech. The student’s own voice and pronunciation will be the primary concern, using practice sessions to develop more acceptable patterns of voice and sound.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TCCN: DRAM 2336

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TH 1345. Beginning Voice.

This course teaches basic principles of vocal production and its anatomy, including vocal variety and instinctual choice. It emphasizes proper vocal support, range, flexibility and health.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 1350. Introduction to Theatrical Design.

Course introduces the freshman theatre major to the four primary areas of theatrical design: costume design, scenic design, sound design, and lighting design. Each area’s practice is explored and analyzed through a series of exercises that incorporate design projects.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 1354. Movement I.

Creative movement for the theatre. Designed to stimulate the actor’s body to increase flexibility and the kinetic response to environmental stimulus through exercise and research into the physical process.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TCCN: DRAM 1322

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TH 1355. Movement II.

A continuation of Movement I and the exploration of kinesthetic response for the actor, using movement techniques in class performances and further research into the techniques of Alexander, Feldenkrais, and Laban. Prerequisite: TH 1354.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 1364. Beginning Acting.

Beginning Acting. (2-1) Classroom exercises designed to explore and discover the actor’s inner resources, and to develop the personal awareness of the student’s imaginative potential. May be taken by non-majors independently.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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TCCN: DRAM 1351

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TH 1365. Intermediate Acting.

Intermediate Acting. (2-1) Classroom exercises designed to continue the exploration of the actor’s inner resources; additional work on discovering techniques of developing a character. May be taken by non-majors independently. Prerequisite: TH 1364 or equivalent.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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TCCN: DRAM 1352

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TH 2111. Theatre Activities.

A course designed to provide credit for participation in theatre activities. May be repeated to a total of four credits.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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TCCN: DRAM 1120

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TH 2161. Musical Theatre Jazz II.

This course focuses on intermediate jazz dance technique for Musical Theatre students including complex weight shifts, syncopations, coordination and isolation techniques. Exercise and floor combinations are designed to challenge and improve previously obtained motor skills and to enhance knowledge of correct mechanics of dance as a performing art. Prerequisite: TH 1160.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 2181. Musical Theatre Ballet II.

This course introduces intermediate technique and steps of classical ballet to Musical Theatre students. Intermediate barre exercises, positions and traveling steps of the ballet movement vocabulary will be taught and practiced for mastery. Students will also gain an understanding of ballet as a performing art. Prerequisite: TH 1180.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 2210. Intermediate Musical Theatre I.

This course focuses on intermediate interview and audition skills, intermediate personalizing the lyric skills, intermediate marketing skills,and basic scene study skills.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 2211. Intermediate Musical Theatre II.

This course focuses on intermediate musical theatre theory and analysis, acting through movement, and scene study of both period and contemporary musical theatre works.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 2313. Introduction to Fine Arts.

An introductory course designed to give the student a fundamental understanding of the creation and appreciation of diverse modes of expression through the visual and performing arts. This course may not be repeated for credit by taking ART 2313, DAN 2313, or MU 2313.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Creative Arts Core 050
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TCCN: HUMA 1315

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TH 2330. Stagecraft and Stage Lighting.

This class teaches the facilities, tools, materials and techniques used to build scenery safely and effectively in the modern theatre. It also covers the facilities, tools, and techniques used to safely and effectively read a light plot, hang and focus stage lighting instruments. It includes a hands-on lab.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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TH 2345. Experiencing Speech.

This class focuses on the understanding of and the ability to use speech articulators in order to allow full, healthy production of all the sounds made in human language. While breaking chronic speech patterns, it aims for full speech flexibility and ability to healthfully create any sound the character requires. Prerequisite: TH 1345.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 2354. Characterization.

A studio acting course in which the student explores and develops techniques of creating a role. Prerequisite: TH 1365 or equivalent.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TCCN: DRAM 2351

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TH 3111. Theatre Activities.

This course is designed to provide credit for participation in theatre activities. It typically involves working on a departmental production. May be repeated for credit with different emphasis.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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TH 3120. Musical Theatre Singing Technique.

This course is for advanced, private study in musical theater singing technique. Via private instruction, students will study multiple areas of musical theatre singing technique including singing for the microphone, belting, placement, and diverse musical theater styles (pop, rock, Golden Age, contemporary musical theater, etc). Prerequisite: MUSP 1121 and status as a Musical Theatre Major.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3151. Musical Theatre Tap I.

This class covers the basic steps of tap technique and how it applies to musical theatre. Students learn coordination, rhythmic variations, and performance skills through a series of tap combinations and exercises. They also explore the concepts of dancing as an ensemble. Prerequisite: TH 2161.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3152. Musical Theatre Tap II.

This class expands on skills covered in Musical Theater Tap 1. Basic steps are perfected and more difficult steps and combinations are learned. Longer sequences set to Musical Theatre and contemporary music are mastered, and attention is given to ensemble work, rhythmic variations, and performance skills. Prerequisite: TH 3151.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3162. Musical Theatre Jazz III.

This course focuses on advanced jazz dance technique for Musical Theatre students including complex coordination and combinations requiring increased levels of technique, strength and flexibility. Emphasis is on developing ability to quickly master challenging choreography while continuing to develop new skills. There is a continuing emphasis on biomechanics and choreography. Prerequisite: TH 2161.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3171. Musical Theatre Dance I.

This course involves the study of dance as it pertains to Musical Theatre performance. Along with technique fundamentals, students hone the skills necessary for effective character development, storytelling, and auditioning. The course also covers some styles that make up Musical Theatre including Traditional Broadway, Charleston, Hip-Hop, and various Ballroom dances. Prerequisite: TH 2181.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3172. Musical Theatre Dance II.

This course involves the study of dance, movement, and staging for Musical Theatre and culminates in student-choreographed works from Musical Theatre productions. It includes strategies for learning and performing dance combinations as they occur in professional dance auditions. It also explores styles such as Fosse, Contemporary, and Commercial Dance. Prerequisite: TH 3171.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3182. Musical Theatre Ballet III.

This course introduces advanced technique and steps of classical ballet to Musical Theatre students. Advanced barre exercises, positions and traveling steps of the ballet movement vocabulary will be taught and practiced for mastery. Students will also gain an understanding of ballet as a performing art. Prerequisite: TH 2181.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3220. Musical Theatre Singing Technique.

This course is for advanced, private study in musical theater singing technique. Via private instruction, students will study multiple areas of musical theatre singing technique including singing for the microphone, belting, placement, and diverse musical theater styles (pop, rock, Golden Age, contemporary musical theater, etc). Prerequisite: MUSP 1121 and status as a Musical Theatre Major.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3305. Theatre in the Community.

This course combines community service (creating theatre for or with non-profit community organizations that serve at-risk populations) with readings, discussions, and collaboration on societal applications of performing arts.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3310. Intermediate Voice.

Continuing development of the fundamentals of voice and speech for the stage as well as exploring language and text. Practical application through assignments and in-class exercises. Prerequisite: TH 2345.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3320. History of the Theatre I.

A study of the theatre and its place in the social and cultural evolution from primitive civilization to 1700. Selected examples of theatre literature are studied. (WI).
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
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TH 3321. History of the Theatre II.

A study of the theatre and its place in the social and cultural evolution from 1700 to the present. Selected examples of theatre literature are studied. (WI).
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3322. History of Musical Theatre.

Course examines the history of musical theatre, from its antecedents through its Golden Age to present-day issues. In the process students will study musical theatre’s elements and structure, as well as its creators, including major librettists, composers, lyricists, designers, directors, choreographers, and performers.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3330. Advanced Stagecraft.

This course covers the facilities, tools, materials, equipment and techniques used to safely produce, from a technical standpoint, live theatrical performances. The course includes woodworking, metal working, stage rigging, stage lighting, audio and, in general, good stage hand practices. Prerequisite: TH 2330.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3338. Stage Lighting.

This course in stage lighting design assumes basic knowledge of lighting technology equivalent to that learned in TH 2330. This class encompasses research, observation, group discussion, and practical “hands-on” projects with emphasis on learning to see light and developing a common language for light and the lighting design process. Prerequisite: TH 2330.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3342. Television/Film Performance.

A practical laboratory course in television and film performance techniques, including procedures and requirements for professional engagements. May be repeated with different emphasis for additional credit. Prerequisite: TH 1364.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3343. Stage Makeup.

A practical course in developing techniques used in applying stage makeup. Emphasis is placed on painting, and contouring the face to achieve the desired effect. Special projects include fantasy makeup and mask making.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3344. Costume Construction.

A practical approach to building costumes for the stage. Emphasis is on stitching techniques and introductory patterning. Practical experience with university productions required in laboratory.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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TH 3346. Historical Costume Research.

Historical Costume Research. (3-2) A study of clothing, accessories, and customs of selected theatrical periods as an approach to costuming period plays.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3350. Technical Production.

This course provides hands-on experience to qualified advanced students in technical theatre utilizing a series of rotating topics. Selected topics may include stage rigging, sound systems, remote device management, technical direction and/or technical writing/drawing. May be repeated for credit with different emphasis. Prerequiste: TH 2330 and approval of instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3353. Film Production Practices.

This course provides an introduction to the art and practice of filmmaking. It analyzes the components of a film and examines the tools of filmmaking, including the camera, script, sound equipment, and editing software.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3355. Playwriting.

A study of play fundamentals (structure, dialogue, and mechanics), and guidance and discussion of representative plays. Prerequisite: Instructor approval is required prior to enrollment. May be repeated with different emphasis for additional credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3358. Screenwriting.

This course offers a comprehensive study of the art and craft of writing screenplays. During a semester of intensive writing, readings, script analysis, and critiques, writers complete assignments in storytelling, character, structure, and script development. Each writer completes a full-lenth screenplay as the capstone project for the semester.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3359. Advanced Screenwriting.

This course focuses on the development of full-length screenplays. May be repeated for credit with different emphasis. Prerequisite: TH 3358.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3360. Beginning Stage Combat.

An introductory course in stage combat. A hands-on approach with emphasis placed upon actor safety, dramatic requirements of the script, and historical accuracy. Repeatable for credit with different emphasis.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3364. Acting Realism.

A studio course emphasizing the theories and methods of Stanislavsky in order to create characters in realistic drama. Prerequisite: TH 1365.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3365. Acting Styles.

A studio course emphasizing the theories and methods of Stanislavsky in order to create characters in realistic drama. Prerequisite: TH 1365.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3367. Theory and Analysis.

A study of dramatic theory and play analysis for production, including the study of forms, styles, and methods. (WI).
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3370. Creative Drama.

Emphasis on process drama theory and using creative drama as both an art form and as a teaching tool. Through class activities, students will develop effective facilitator skills and incorporate innovative strategies for teaching traditional material in non-traditional ways.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 3390. BFA Pre-Professional Apprenticeship I.

Intensive work in one of the following career paths: Acting, design, and theatre technologies, costuming. Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Bachelor of Fine Arts Pre-professional Program.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 4 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4120. Musical Theatre Singing Technique.

This course is for advanced, private study in musical theater singing technique. Via private instruction, students will study multiple areas of musical theatre singing technique including singing for the microphone, belting, placement, and diverse musical theater styles (pop, rock, Golden Age, contemporary musical theater, etc). Prerequisite: TH 3120 or TH 3220 and Senior status as a Musical Theatre Major.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4171. Musical Theatre Dance III.

This course provides an examination of the history and development of Musical Theatre dance styles, including an in-depth study of significant works of choreographers, including Agnes de Mille, Jack Cole, Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett, Susan Stroman, and Andy Blankenbuehler. Prerequisite: TH 3171.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4172. Musical Theatre Dance IV.

This course provides is an advanced Musical Theatre dance class that will focus on building advanced technical and performance skills as well as displaying competence in a variety of styles. Students will also develop partnering skills. Prerequisite: TH 4171.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4301. Professional Internship.

This course provides professional hands-on experience in the theatre or film industry. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 20 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4304. Web Series Creation.

This course focuses on the techniques of creating a web series, with an emphasis on script writing and development. It also includes fundamental knowledge of film production and web publication, including marketing and identifying a target audience.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4305. Advanced Web Series Creation.

This course is a continuation of the Web Series Creation course and specifically focuses on production of a web series. Students will write, direct, and produce their own web series for publication on the internet. Prerequisite: TH 4304.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4310. Theatre Curriculum Development.

Course builds on a requisite knowledge of basic educational theory and lesson plan structure with an emphasis on developing and implementing a successful Theatre curriculum. Practical and effective strategies for teaching middle school and high school Theatre will be examined.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4320. Directing Theatre Activities.

Designed to assist any teacher in directing theatre activities. During the course, students will direct plays or scenes. May be repeated with different emphasis for additional credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4323. Shakespeare Through Performance.

This intensive summer study abroad program immerses students in the language and culture of Shakespeare’s plays. Incorporating a performance-based approach to the study of Shakespeare, this course includes theatrical workshops taught by professionals at leading international theatres, including the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4324. Shakespeare: Text and Context.

This intensive study abroad program immerses students in the language and culture of Shakespeare's plays. In Stratford, academic workshops are led by scholars from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Through immersion in the cultural environment in which the plays were produced, students gain insight into the context that shaped Shakespeare's theatre.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4330C. Improvisation for the Actor.

This course teaches improvisational skills for actors via the use of theatre games and experiential exercises. This course is repeatable one time for credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4330D. Actor, Artist, Aesthetic.

This course focuses on group and individual created works of art. Students will explore their personal artistic aesthetic and create a piece that will be performed.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4330F. Singing for the Actor.

This course focuses on developing the vocal instrument and singing skills for actors.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4330G. Design for Educational Theatre.

The course consists of three sections covering Scenic Design, Lighting Design and Production Elements. It is intended for Teacher Certification students with the goal of providing the tools to be successful when dealing with limited resources, reduced personnel and challenging theatre venues at their schools. Prerequisite: TH 2338.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4330H. Technical Theatre Intensive.

This course provides the technical skills necessary to work effectively as a high school or middle school theatre teacher. It focuses on the facilities, tools, materials and techniques used to build scenery safely and effectively in the modern theatre. Laboratory meetings extend the lecture subjects with practical examples and experiences. Prerequisite: TH 4330G.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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TH 4330I. Theatre Drafting.

This course is a study of manual drafting techniques for scenery and lighting designers and technicians. It is required for all BFA scenic and lighting students. Prerequisite: TH 2330.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4330J. Drawing for the Designer.

This course is a studio class with a focus on drawing for the scenic, lighting, and costume design student. Required of all BFA design majors. Prerequisite: TH 4390.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4330K. Painting for the Designer.

This course is a studio class that will explore painting techniques for the theatrical designer. Required of all BFA design majors. Prerequisite: TH 4390.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4330L. Welding for the Stage.

Welding for the Stage. (3-0) This course offers a hands-on study of the principles and practices utilized in the fabrication of steel framed stage scenery for the live entertainment industry. Emphasis will be on safely cutting and welding mild carbon steel using gas metal arc welding. Includes joint design and cost estimation. Prerequisite: TH 3330 or consent of instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4330M. Advanced Stage Management.

The goal of this course is to examine stage management and hone the necessary skills in the areas of theatre, dance, festivals, live events, showcases, and opera. Prerequisite: TH 4334.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4330N. Company and Production Management for the Arts.

The goal of this course is to examine the job duties (and overlapping tasks) of members of a theatrical producing arts team with a focus on Company and Production Managers. There will be an emphasis on group management and organizational tools.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4330P. Teaching Artists in Schools and Communities.

What is a teaching artist? This course will examine the current and historical role of theatre artists applying their knowledge and skills in school and community-based settings. Our discussions will be framed by a practical fieldwork experience in a school or community location.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4330Q. Contemporary Theatre Workshop.

This course examines the landscape of contemporary theatre. Students will read, analyze, and perform scenes from dramatic literature written from the 1990s to the present. It will examine what kinds of artistic trends, styles, and issues are at play in contemporary theatre.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4330R. Oregon Shakespeare Festival Intensive.

This course examines theatre production at the regional theatre level by exposing students to the work of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Students will study issues of translating the current season's nine plays from script to stage, as well as analyze the perspectives and choices that inform each production.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4330S. Ethnic Theatre Workshop.

This course explores the creative challenges of performing selections from the African American, Latino American, Native American, and Asian American experience. Students will work with poetry, folktales, monologues, and duet scenes. The course will also include an overview of the literature and history of Ethnic Theatre in America.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4330T. Film Editing.

This course provides an examination of visual, auditory, and special effects editing techniques for film. It includes practical projects for editing commercials, documentaries, and/or narrative films. Prerequisite: TH 4363.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4330U. Sound Design & Technology I.

This course provides an understanding of audio technology, the components of sound systems and their application for live entertainment, including theatre and dance productions. This technical knowledge is the basis of the sound designer's skillset. Prerequisites: TH 1350 and TH 2330.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4330V. Sound Design and Technology II.

This course provides an understanding of sound design and its application for live entertainment, including theatre and dance productions. It involves an exploration of the sound design process and practical application through class projects. Prerequisite: TH 4330U.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4330W. Television Writing.

This course focuses on the techniques of writing for television, including both half-hour situational comedies and hour-long dramas. Students will pitch story ideas, develop beat sheets, write treatments, and complete written scripts. Prerequisite: TH 3355.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4330X. Drama and Adaptation.

This course focuses on the development of new theatrical scripts based on existing stories and source material. Students will explore a variety of potential source materials, pitch adaptation ideas, and complete a written script. Prerequisite: TH 3355.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4330Y. Film Lighting.

This course provides an understanding of the principles, techniques and equipment used in lighting for film. It involves consideration of both technical and design elements. Prerequisite: TH 4363.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4332. Theatre in Education.

This course provides an in-depth examination of Applied Theatre as it is used in a variety of settings, including elementary and middle school classrooms, recreation facilities, and in community outreach programs.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4333. Television Writing II.

This course focuses on the techniques of creating a television series, including script writing and development, film production, and post-production editing. Students will spin off a character from a network television series and create a new series based on this character. Prerequisite: TH 4331.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4334. Stage Management.

This is a seminar course in stage management, focusing on organization, techniques, and practices for managing stage productions from initial planning through performance.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4335. Stage Management Practicum.

This course is a hands-on practicum in which select students stage manage a departmental production, from auditions through the completion of the production. Prerequisite: TH 4334.
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3 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 10 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4338. Lighting Design.

This course will concentrate primarily on the aesthetics of stage lighting covering such topics as color; script analysis; use of light in creating both static and dynamic visual compositions; development and graphic representation of a theatrical lighting design; and psychological and physiological responses pertaining to visual perception. Prerequisites: TH 1350 and TH 2330.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4340. Business of Film.

This course focuses on how film projects are put together, from development to production, with an emphasis on job opportunities that are available in the film industry. Where applicable, working professionals are brought in as guest lecturers to provide a hands-on perspective of working in the film industry.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4341. Short Film Development.

This course focuses on the essential elements that go into the pre-production phase of developing a short film project. Emphasis is on script research, writing, budgeting, scheduling, finance, and development.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4344. Theatrical Sound Composition.

This course will focus on the use of a digital audio workstation in the composition of music, sound, and scoring of theatrical moments on stage, as well as explore recording techniques. It will also explore dramaturgical aspects of sound design. Prerequisite: TH 4330U and TH 4330V.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4345. Costume Design.

A study of the principles and elements to relate to designing theatrical costumes. Includes experience in research as well as developing drawing and rendering techniques. May be repeated with different emphasis for additional credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4346. Advanced Costume Design.

Continued development of costume design skills. Includes research as well as advanced drawing and rendering techniques. Repeatable for credit with different emphasis. Prerequisites: TH 3344 and TH 4345.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4347. Advanced Costume Construction.

An advanced course in building costumes for the stage. Advanced techniques in sewing as well as pattern design and drafting is included. Repeatable for credit with different emphasis. Prerequisite: TH 3344.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4355. Scene Painting.

Theory and practice of scene painting for the theatre, with hands-on projects implementing various scene-painting techniques. Students will also have the opportunity to work as scenic artists on departmental productions.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4356. Advanced Theatre Drafting.

A study of computer techniques and procedures used in the preparation of design and technical drawings for theatrical drafting. Prerequisites: TH 4330I or permission of instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4357. Scene Design.

A study of scene design for theatre, focusing specifically on process of scenic designer with practical assignments including renderings and scaled models. Prerequisites: TH 1350 or permission of instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4360. Problems in Theatre.

Problems in Theatre. (3-0) Designed to give supervised experience to qualified advanced students in theatre history, playwriting, directing, acting, technical, or other theatre problems. Research problems or actual production problems may be chosen. May be repeated with different emphasis for additional credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4361. Dialects For Actors.

A study of the International Phonetic Alphabet and other vocal techniques used to create vocal variations such as regional, national, and international dialects. Prerequisite: TH 3310.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4363. Directing For Film.

An in-depth examination of directing theories and procedures for film with practical filming and editing exercises.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4364. Directing I.

A study of the fundamentals of directing with practical experience provided by directing scenes. (WI).
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
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TH 4365. Directing II.

A study of directing different dramatic styles. Students will direct a one-act play during regular semesters. Prerequisite: TH 4364. (WI).
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4370. Children’s Theatre.

Continuation of Creative Dramatics, and the theory and practice related to all phases of producing plays for and with young people through junior high school age. Practical experience in a University production as required for one semester. May be repeated with different emphasis for additional credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4372. Theory and Practice of Dramaturgy.

Study of the practical application of historical research and textual analysis in the production of period plays and new works. Emphasis upon the dramaturg as an instrument of collaboration between members of the artistic team and as a facilitator of audience outreach. Prerequisite: TH 3367.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4373. Advanced Film Directing.

An in-depth examination of narrative filmmaking that includes screenplay analysis, storyboarding, scheduling the shoot, directorial techniques, staging actors, camera placement, filming on location, and editing. Prerequisite: TH 4363.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4375. Advanced Playwriting.

This course focuses on an in-depth study of the techniques of playwriting and the variety of styles that a playwright might employ. The course culminates with the writing of a full-length play. Prerequisite: TH 3355.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4376. Advanced Lighting Design.

This course focuses on advanced principles of light design and lighting aesthetics. It covers the variable elements one encounters during the design process as it applies to stage lighting. TH 4338 and consent of instructor are required. Prerequisite: TH 4338.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4377. Advanced Scene Design.

This course emphasizes working with directors and other designers in creating a design for the stage. Students will improve verbal and visual communication skills as well as further develop drawing/painting/modeling/drafting skills. The course involves multiple projects including creating an original performance art piece with a director and other designers. Prerequisite: TH 4357.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4378. Play Development Lab.

This course provides a laboratory workshop development process for new plays. It provides a structured environment for rigorously revising student-written works. Prerequisite: TH 4375 or instructor approval.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4390. BFA Pre-Professional Apprenticeship II.

Intensive laboratory work in individual and group theatre methods for the actor, designer, or technician. Each apprenticeship from BFA II to V will focus upon a specific theatrical discipline for the actor, i.e. advanced vocal work, music theatre, performing Shakespeare, performing new scripts, advanced movement techniques, and further development of internal process.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4391. BFA Pre-Professional Apprenticeship III.

A continuation of laboratory work for the actor. Each apprenticeship from BFA II-V will focus on a specific theatrical discipline for the actor, i.e. advanced vocal work, music theatre, performing Shakespeare, performing new scripts, advanced movement techniques, and further development of the internal process.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4392. BFA Pre-Professional Apprenticeship IV.

A continuation of laboratory work for the actor. Each apprenticeship from BFA II-V will focus on a specific theatrical discipline for the actor, i.e. advanced vocal work, music theatre, performing Shakespeare, performing new scripts, advanced movement techniques, and further development of the internal process.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4393. BFA Pre-Professional Apprenticeship V.

A continuation of laboratory work for the actor. Each apprenticeship from BFA II-V will focus on a specific theatrical discipline for the actor, i.e. advanced vocal work, music theatre, performing Shakespeare, performing new scripts, advanced movement techniques, and further development of the internal process.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 4395. Advanced Scene Study.

This course is a capstone acting course for the B.F.A. Acting and Musical Theatre students that involves both advanced scene study work as well as preparation for professional auditions and showcases. Restricted to seniors in the B.F.A. Acting and Musical Theatre programs.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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TH 4601. Professional Internship.

This course provides professional hands-on experience in the theatre or film industry; it is intended for students who do a full-time internship over the summer or during the fall or spring semesters. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 186 Texas.
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6 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 40 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5199B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

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TH 5299B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding.
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

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TH 5301. Drama Research.

An examination of problems and research techniques in drama. Historical, critical, descriptive, and experimental research approaches will be surveyed and basic procedures in research report writing will be considered. Required of theatre majors.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5302. Text Analysis, Research and Interpretation.

This course reviews various methods of analysis of a dramatic text. This includes inductive, deductive, structural, and methodical approaches. It also examines techniques for production research and explores issues of interpretation that affect the development of a play's translation into a production on stage.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5303. Conceptualization and Composition.

This course investigates conceiving and developing a production concept and/or production context. It also explores how the concept/context is useful in the formation of a plan of staging. Finally, it examines potential blocking and staging implications that result from conceptualization and context, as well as composition implications.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5304. Web Series Creation.

This course focuses on the techniques of creating a web series, script writing and development. It explores the fundamentals of film production and web publication, including marketing and identifying a target audience.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5305. Web Series Creation II.

This course is a continuation of the Web Series course and specifically focuses on production of a web series. Students will write, direct, and produce their own web series for publication on the internet. Prerequisite: TH 5304.
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3 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5310. Graduate Assistant Development.

This course is required as a condition of employment for graduate teaching and instructional assistants. This course covers topics related to employment responsibilities. This course does not earn graduate degree credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Graduate Assistantship|Exclude from Graduate GPA
Grade Mode: Leveling/Assistantships

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TH 5312. Director/Designer Collaboration.

This course examines the nature of director/designer collaboration. Areas studied and developed include the director's visual perceptions, visual interpretations, and visual choices. In addition, attention is focused on discovering and uncovering these characteristics embedded in theatrical texts.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5313. History of Directing and Scenography.

This course is a historical survey of the work of directors and designers. Particular emphasis will be on seminal production plans for notable directors and designers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5320. Directing Theatre Activities.

Designed to assist any teacher in directing theatre activities. During the course, students will direct plays or scenes. May be repeated with different emphasis for additional credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

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TH 5323. Shakespeare Through Performance.

This intensive summer study abroad program immerses students in the language and culture of Shakespeare’s plays. Incorporating a performance-based approach to the study of Shakespeare, this course includes theatrical workshops taught by professionals at leading international theatres, including the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5324. Shakespeare: Text and Context.

This intensive study abroad program immerses students in the language and culture of Shakespeare’s plays. In Stratford, academic workshops are led by scholars from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Through immersion in the cultural environment in which the plays were produced, students gain insight into the context that shaped Shakespeare’s theatre.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5330. Stage Management.

An in-depth seminar in stage management, including organization, techniques, and practices for managing stage productions from initial planning through performance.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5331. Television Writing.

This course focuses on the techniques of writing for television, including both half-hour situational comedies and hour-long dramas. Students will pitch story ideas, develop beat sheets, write treatments, and complete written scripts. Prerequisite: TH 5354.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5332. Stage Properties.

This course trains students in the craft, artistry and management of stage properties for careers in theatre, film and the entertainment industry.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5333. Advanced Television Writing.

This course focuses on the techniques of creating a television series, including script writing and development, film production, and post-production editing. Students will spin off a character from a network or cable television series and create a new series based on that character. Graduate students will act as co-producers. Prerequisite: TH 5331.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5334. Figure Drawing for Theatre Design.

This course covers drawing the human figure using traditional media, technique and application. Intended for the theatre designer, this course places special emphasis on aspects of drapery as they relate to the human figure.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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TH 5338. Advanced Stage Lighting.

Graduate lighting design is a continuation of the principles covered in Lighting Design (undergraduate). This course will concentrate primarily on the aesthetics of stage lighting, and will cover such topics as: viewer psychological and physiological responses as they pertain to visual perception; color; script analysis; use of light in creating both static and dynamic visual compositions; development and graphic representation of a theatrical lighting design.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5340. Professional Internship.

This course provides professional hands-on experience in the theatre or film industry. Consent of Instructor required.
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3 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 20 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5341. Dramatization and Adaptation.

This course focuses on the development of new theatrical scripts based on existing stories and source material. Students will explore a variety of potential source materials, pitch adaptation ideas, and complete a written script. Prerequisite: TH 5354.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5342. MFA Studio I.

This course focuses on work with actors. Students will explore various rehearsal methods, motifs and strategies. Students will direct two short scenes for class and explore effective ways of working with actors. In addition, students will observe directors and acting coaches in the department work with and coach actors.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5343. MFA Studio II.

Builds upon the work of MFA Studio I. This course examines additional techniques for working with actors as well as tools the director can use to shape each unit of performance text in order to build a dramatic story on stage. Students will analyze, rehearse and perform a one-act play. Prerequisite: TH 5342.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5345. Advanced Studies in Costume Design.

Costume problems for entire productions.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5346. Historical Costume Research.

This course is a study of clothing, accessories, and customs of selected theatrical periods as an approach to costuming period plays.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5347. Advanced Costume Construction.

Advanced studies in the construction of costumes for the stage, techniques in sewing, pattern drafting/design as well as accessories/crafts construction.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5348. Graphic Representation.

Students will study and practice drawing and painting techniques, as well as rendering with other media, including markers.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5350. Second Year Project.

Students in the second year of the MFA in Theatre will direct, design, or write for a departmental production. The course includes a written report of the project that demonstrates an understanding of the creative process of the chosen discipline. Prerequisite: Completed at least 18 graduate hours towards their M.F.A.
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3 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5351. History of Architecture and Interiors for Theatrical Design.

This course is a study of architecture and interiors throughout history as it impacts design for theatre. This course will look at periods of design from ancient Egypt to the early Twentieth Century.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5352. MFA Studio III.

MFA Studio III is the student's second year project. The course includes all phases of directing a play, from conception and research, to rehearsal and performance. Prerequisite: TH 5343.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5353. MFA Studio IV.

A primary focus of the course is on experimental theatre. Students rehearse and perform scene work from 20th and 21st century plays, and put together a final experimental performance project. Prerequisite: TH 5343.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5354. Playwriting.

A seminar in the art and craft of playwriting, from initial idea through a completed draft of a play. May be repeated with different emphasis for additional credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5355. Scene Painting.

Theory and practice of scene and costume painting as developed in the Italian Renaissance and continuing into new media available today. May be repeated with different emphasis for additional credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5356. Advanced Theatre Drafting.

A study of computer drafting techniques and procedures used in the preparation of design and technical drawings for theatrical scenery, costumes, and lighting.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5357. Scene Design.

Seminar on design, emphasizing presentation and justification of executed renderings or models for selected plays. Emphasis on styles of staging, settings, lighting and properties, and their relationship to the complete production. May be repeated with different emphasis for additional credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5358. Screenwriting.

This course offers a comprehensive study of the art and craft of writing screenplays. During a semester of intensive writing, readings, script analyses, and critiques, writers complete assignments in storytelling, character, structure, and script development. Each writer completes a full-length screenplay as the capstone project for the semester.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5359. Advanced Screenwriting.

This course focuses on the development and revision of full-length screenplays. May be repeated for credit with different emphasis. Prerequisite: TH 5358.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5360. Problems in Theatre.

Designed to give supervised experience to qualified advanced students in theatre history, playwriting, directing, acting, technical, or other theatre problems. Research problems or actual production problems may be chosen. May be repeated with different emphasis for additional credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5361. Oregon Shakespeare Festival Intensive.

This course examines theatre production with a specific focus on directors and directing at this country's largest Shakespeare theatre, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Students will study issues of translating the current seasons' nine plays from script to stage, as well as analyzing the perspectives and choices of each director's production.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5363. Directing for Film.

An in-depth examination of directing theories and procedures for film with practical filming and editing exercises. May be repeated with different emphasis for additional credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5364. Stage Directing.

Development of skills in analysis, research, staging, and production, with practical experience provided by directing scenes.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5365. Backgrounds of Modern Drama.

An analysis of those developments in dramatic literature that formed the basis of modern drama. Primary emphasis will be on nineteenth-and twentieth-century European and American drama.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5366. Directing Styles.

A study of directing different dramatic styles. Students will direct a one-act play during regular semesters. Prerequisite: TH 5364 or permission of instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5367. Studies in Dramatic Theory and Criticism.

The study of dramatic theory and criticism from Aristotle to the present.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5369. Contemporary World Theatre and Drama.

Studies of current trends in world theatre and drama.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5371. Classical and Renaissance Drama.

Seminar in Greek, French Neoclassical, and English Renaissance theatre, with intensive examination of selected works by Sophocles, Euripides, Shakespeare, and Marlowe. Primary focus will be on analysis of the plays as performance texts, and on the historical cultural environments in which the plays were created and first performed.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5372. Theory and Practice of Dramaturgy.

Study of the practical application of historical research and textual analysis in the production of period plays and new works. Emphasis upon the dramaturg as an instrument of collaboration between members of the artistic team and as a facilitator of audience outreach.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5373. Advanced Film Directing.

An in-depth examination of narrative filmmaking that includes screenplay analysis, storyboarding, scheduling the shoot, directorial techniques, staging actors, camera placement, filming on location, and editing. Prerequisite: TH 5363.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5374. Art History for Theatrical Design.

This course focuses on major art movements since the Renaissance. Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Expressionism, Surrealism, and other movements from throughout the world are studied in relationship to their use by theatrical designers.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5375. Advanced Playwriting.

This course focuses on an in-depth study of the techniques of playwriting and the variety of styles that a playwright might employ. The course culminates with the writing of a full-length play. Prerequisite: TH 5354.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5377. Studies in Advanced Theatre Directing.

A study of directors, theories, and problems of directing in the contemporary theatre. May be repeated with different emphasis for additional credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5378. Play Development Lab.

This course provides a laboratory workshop development process for new plays. It provides a structured environment for rigorously revising student-written works. Prerequisites: TH 5375 or instructor approval.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5382. MFA Studio V.

This course offers a study of and experience in preparing and directing Shakespeare: from inception of a given approach to handling the language issues to performance. This course examines how professional directors actually work on production for major Shakespeare theatres in America.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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TH 5383. MFA Studio VI.

This course continues the styles work started in MFA Studio V. It focuses on directing projects from multiple periods and styles of plays. Scenes will be drawn from several periods of dramatic literature including Ancient Greece, the English Restoration, Moliere, Georgian, and other High Comedy texts. Prerequisite: TH 5382.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5387. Directing Practicum.

Study of and experience in choosing, preparing, and directing a theatre production from analysis to performance. Attention is given to theatre organization and management. May be repeated with different emphasis for additional credit.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5397. Diagnostic Creative Project.

This project involves the design of a relatively simple theatrical production that is produced by University Theatre. Complete production plans are prepared under faculty guidance, followed by faculty evaluation and debriefing after production. Requires Department Approval.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5398. Final Creative Project.

To be taken the last year of training. This project requires the student to direct a major University Theatre production. The student must demonstrate mastery of directing. A complete written report of the project must be approved by a faculty committee. The report is a part of the final examination for the degree of Master of Arts with a major in Theatre for students in Directing.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5399A. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s initial thesis enrollment. No thesis credit is awarded until student has completed the thesis in Theatre 5399B.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5399B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5599B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding.
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5 Credit Hours. 5 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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TH 5640. Professional Internship.

This course provides professional hands-on experience in the theatre or film industry; it is intended for students who do a full-time internship over the summer or during a regular full semester. Consent of instructor required.
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6 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 40 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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TH 5999B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding.
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9 Credit Hours. 9 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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