THEA 1550 Dance Tech for the Performer
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course introduces the art and practice of beginning dance techniques for the
performer; includes technical practice, exploration of the elements of dance, the history of dance, and creative activities leading to the appreciation of dance performance and the development of a beginning technical vocabulary. This course is for students with no dance training or those who wish to develop beyond the beginning level.

THEA 1551 Tap Dance I
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

This course provides the basic technical skills of tap dancing and consists of two studio hours per week. It is intended for students with no previous training or basic tap skills.

THEA 1552 Tap Dance II
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites THEA 1551
Description

This course provides further foundation training necessary for the development of skilled proficiency in tap dance. It consists of two studio hours one day per week.

THEA 1553 Jazz Dance I
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

This course provides the foundation training necessary for the development of skilled proficiency in jazz dance. It consists of two studio hours one day per week.

THEA 1554 Jazz Dance II
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites THEA 1553
Description

This course provides practice of jazz technique at the intermediate level with emphasis on the varied styles of choreography used in theatre and concert productions. It consists of two studio hours one day per week.

THEA 1556 Social Dance I
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

The course introduces forms of different cultures. It covers international and American folk dances, social forms, and ballroom. The course consists of two studio hours one day per week.

THEA 1607 Stagecraft Skills
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The fundamentals of set construction, painting, lighting, costuming, and backstage organization are emphasized. Practical work in the stage shop is required.

THEA 1610 Improving Voice and Articulation for the Actor
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This is a laboratory theatre class for the correction of deficiencies in voice or articulation for performers. Careful analysis of speeches are followed by intensive directed exercises for correction, based on an understanding of the speaking mechanism and of elementary phonetics.

THEA 1650 Design Skills For The Theatre
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites THEA 1611 or permission of the instructor
Description

This course introduces Theatre students to tools, methods and skills for Theatre Design. Students will learn to work as a designer and how to present themselves as such to the world at large.

THEA 1660 Makeup for the Stage
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course is a practical exposure for students to Makeup Design and Application for the Stage. In this course, students will learn techniques in 2 dimensional makeup, skin care for performers, hair and wig concerns as well as touching
upon 3 dimensional makeup.This course is a practical exposure for students to
Makeup Design and Application for the Stage. In this course, students will learn techniques in 2 dimensional makeup, skin care for performers, hair and wig concerns as well as touching upon 3 dimensional makeup.

THEA 1701 Theater Practicum
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

This course is participation as a performer in theatre productions (full length plays or musicals. produced as part of the fine arts season). Audition required in advance. May not be taken at the same time as THEA 1702.

THEA 1702 Technical Theatre Practicum
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Participation must be approved in advance by instructor. This course offers students practical work on theatre productions (full length plays or musicals produced as part of the fine arts season) in the areas of technical production including: stage management, lighting, sound, backstage crew, costuming, props, and makeup/wigs/hair. May not be taken at the same time as THEA 1701.

THEA 1758A Music Theatre Ensemble
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites THEA 1603 or previous vocal study in
Description

This course is a training ground for music theatre performers to learn to integrate the fundamental skills of singing, acting, and stage movement into their work. The semester culminates in a recital of musical theatre selections of ensemble, duo and solo works. As the course content varies from term to term, the course may be taken more than once.

THEA 2010 Theatrical Design and Production
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Introduction to theatrical design: scenery, lighting, and costume as they relate to technical production. Scene shop hours required Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 1:30 5:30.

THEA 2040 Introduction to the Theatre
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Lectures, videos, and live theatre events to introduce the non-theatre major to the basic elements of theatrical production, dramatic writing, and the historical context of the art. Studio and/or shop work required.

THEA 2100 Play Analysis for Production CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course includes a textual analysis of play scripts, with an emphasis on the perspective of the practitioner of theatre for production purposes.

THEA 2210 Beginning Acting
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The fundamentals of acting theories and techniques are taught through improvisation, character development, monologue, and scene-work.

THEA 2212 Intermediate Acting
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Prerequisites:THEA 2210. Continuation of the study of the theories of acting with practice in applying techniques and skills with emphasis on an actors approach to a role, characterization, styles of acting, and vocal technique.

THEA 2401 Scenery Skills For The Theatre
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites THEA 1607
Description

This course expands on skills learned in the basic stagecraft course in the areas of scenery construction, scenic painting and properties. The approach is practical, emphasizing projects over lecture.

THEA 2402 Costume Skills For The Theatre
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites THEA 1607
Description

This course expands on skills learned in the basic stagecraft course in the areas of costume construction, fabric science, and crafts. The approach is practical,emphasizing projects over lecture.

THEA 2403 Lighting/Sound Skills For Theatre
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites THEA 1607
Description

This course expands on skills learned in the basic stagecraft course in the areas of lighting and sound. It details technical skills and safety practices. The approach is practical, emphasizing projects over lecture.

THEA 2450 Stage And Theatre Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites THEA 1607
Description

This course exposes students to the full process of Stage Management for Live Theatre as well as the basic concepts, and procedures of other areas including Production, Audience, and Business Management. Must be completed with a ‘C’ or better to count for the major.

THEA 2607 Children’s Theatre Production (3)
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Audition or approval of the instructor
Description

This course is designed to offer the student practical theatre experience in preforming, reading, presenting, and writing children’s theatre. Final play will be toured to local elementary schools, after school programs, and/or GSU campuses.