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THA 1 The Art of Theatre

This course is a practical introduction to theatre and performance through exercises and scene study. Creation and performance of theatre pieces in a workshop format. Relation of practical work to theories of acting, directing, theatrical performances and structure. Fulfills fine arts core requirement for non-majors.
Every Semester, 3 credits

THA 6 Acting for Non-majors

A comprehensive second-level course that combines exercises, improvisations, and rehearsal and performance of scenes especially designed for the student who is not a Theatre major. May be taken twice for credit.
Prerequisite: THA 1.
Spring, 3 credits

THA 101 Introduction to Drama

This course is an introduction to theatre textual and performance analysis through critical, historical and dramatic readings. For Theatre Majors only
Fall, 3 credits

THA 104 Technical Theatre Practices

This course includes an introduction to the materials, processes and techniques for scenic construction, painting for the stage and stage properties in addition to practical experience in laboratory exercises and production assignments. Prerequisite for all courses in Design and Technical Production.
Crew requirement
Fall, 3 credits

THA 105 Survey of Technical Theatre

The course is a comprehensive survey of the theoretical and practical aspects of technical theatre including organization, equipment, materials, methods and vocabulary. The course is intended to provide the student with a working vocabulary and the basic knowledge necessary to function effectively in the theatre.
Spring, 3 credits

THA 141 History of Theatre: Classical

This course investigates historical periods, dramatic genres, and theatre literature of Western theatrical culture from the Greeks through Romanticism.
Fall, 3 credits

THA 142* History of Theatre: Modern

This second semester investigates historical periods, dramatic genres and theatre literature from Realism to the present.
Spring, 3 credits

*Fulfills Fine Arts core requirement for non-majors