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Discipline: Arts: Theater Unit
Course Name Course Number
Acting for the Camera THTR 17
  • Students completing THTR 17 will demonstrate the skills needed to successfully audition for a television commercial.
  • Analyze principles and examples of acting for film and television.
  • Students who complete THTR 17 will demonstrate knowledge of common terms and activities used when acting in a single-camera or multicamera TV shoot.
  • Synthesize required techniques for use in auditioning, cold reading of script, script analysis and interpretation, and on-camera acting practices.
  • Evaluate and apply specific and appropriate acting techniques to varied types of film and television scripts.
  • Analyze the relationship of the actor to the producer, director, agent, and manager in the film and television profession.
  • Explain professional acting skills in the film and television modes.
  • Evaluate performance of self and others to assess developmental principles in acting.
Directing for the Stage THTR 28
  • Identify structural, stylistic, and thematic needs in a given play script.
  • Identify actor staging techniques for a variety of situations and styles in a limited rehearsal setting.
  • Create an appropriate rehearsal schedule for a given play script that includes performance dates, technical rehearsals, run-throughs, work-throughs, staging, table-work, and the first cast reading.
History of Theater Arts THTR 10
  • Students who complete THTR 10 will be able to explain how the theater reflects its surrounding culture.
  • Students will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.  
  • Students who complete THTR 10 will know the social and political conditions that led to the Golden Era of theater.
  • Synthesize the specific form of dramatic literature to the theatrical concerns of its epoch.
  • Analyze processes by which modern dramaturgy has developed.
  • Read and analyze representative examples of major Western dramaturgy.
  • Analyze the process whereby Western theatrical arts developed through theory, architecture, and dramaturgy.
  • Synthesize relationships between the theatrical arts and the contemporary concerns of each period.
Introduction to Script Analysis for the Theater THTR 20
  • Identify relevant given circumstances of a play script.
  • Define the terminology of dramatic literature structure such as point of attack, inciting incident, rising action, crisis, climax, and falling action.
  • Locate and analyze primary imagery contained within a play script for use during the design process.
Introduction to Stage Management THTR 27
  • Explain the protocol of “calling” a show in performance circumstances.
  • Demonstrate the ability to record blocking/staging clearly.
  • Create a professional prompt book.
Introduction to Theater Arts THTR 9
  • Identify design concepts such as balance, color and rhythm and evaluate their use by theater designers.
  • Evaluate how a given production relates to the text of the playscript.
  • Identify the various architectural forms of theater and their influence on production.
  • Identify the historical placement of key theatrical movements.
  • Analyze how theater is affected by its audience.
  • Evaluate how theater reflects the time and place in which it is created.
  • Students will be able to give a deep definition of "theater" and the concept of "suspension of disbelief."
  • Students who complete THTR 9 will be able to do a critical analysis of theatrical performances.
  • Identify the chain of command in various theater models.
  • Analyze playscripts using conventional concepts like genre, style, and structure.
  • Distinguish job responsibilities of all areas of theater.
Introduction to Theater Design THTR 21
  • Analyze the process whereby designs can be derived from a script.
Play Rehearsal and Performance - Acting THTR 15
  • Prepare for an audition
  • Analyze play.
  • Analyze character
  • Examine and apply technical aspects of the theater.
  • Analyze rehearsal work process.
  • Meet all established deadlines, as they mix the creative process with practical time considerations.
  • Collaborate closely with others on an interdependent project
  • Students completing THTR 15 will be able to function as an actor or theater technician in any rehearsal situation.
  • Apply character analysis techniques.
  • Students completing THTR 15 will be able to function successfully in any performance situation.
  • Demonstrate refined performance skills.
Play Rehearsal and Performance - Technical THTR 13
  • Students will successfully complete all assigned tasks to put on a production within production deadlines.
  • Analyze the rehearsal work process as it applies to running crew.
  • Collaborate closely with other in the performance process.
  • Meet all established deadline.
Principles of Acting I THTR 11
  • Students will attend a live theater performance and be able to critically analyze the performances without using value judgments.
  • Students who complete THTR 11 will be able to analyze acting in theatrical performances.
  • Students will be able to read a script and identify a character's given circumstances.
  • Students will be able to apply learned performance techniques to any rehearsal environment.
  • Students will be able to meet the basic rehearsal criteria (memorization, character analysis, line call) without coaching.
  • Students will be able to read a script and identify the character given circumstances.
  • Develop analytical skills and listening techniques in order to critique a performance.
  • Develop and utilize effective vocal and physical communication techniques.
  • Apply work habits that emphasize meeting deadlines, working with others, and giving structure and form to the craft of acting.
  • Synthesize plays and roles by expressing their feelings and discoveries.
  • Analyze plays to prepare a role for performance.
  • Understand the role of theater as both a way of communicating ideas and as a medium for entertainment.
  • Students will demonstrate ability to apply basic knowledge in any theatrical situation.
Principles of Acting II THTR 12
  • Students who complete THTR 12 will be able to produce acting monologues and scenes with confidence.
  • Recognize the theater's role in educating audiences.
  • Students who complete THTR 12 will be able to evaluate the acting performances of others.
  • Evaluate vocal and physical communication techniques.
  • Evaluate and critique scenes.
  • Synthesize research of scenes and plays by communicating to others their feelings and discoveries.
  • Research and analyze advanced scenes and plays .
Special Projects in Theater THTR 99
  • Analyze and synthesize knowledge, comprehension and application gained in the class
  • Students who complete THTR 99 will appreciate the necessity of self-motivation and self-discipline for working on a theater production.
  • Develop work within the area of specialization.
  • Increase evaluative skills in specific areas of specialization.
  • Synthesize creative solutions to artistic problems presented by the demands of the area of specialization.
  • Evaluate problems and concerns that develop of the area of specialization
Stage Lighting THTR 22
  • Analyze scripts and music for lighting requirements.
Stagecraft THTR 14
  • Students who complete THTR 14 will demonstrate construction skills common to stage carpentry.
  • Students who complete THTR 14 will know basic terminology related to scenery construction and theatrical lighting.
  • Create scenic elements that demonstrate mastery of the tools and equipment necessary for scenery construction.
  • Research, analyze and evaluate the problems of design and lighting for main stage productions.
  • Develop practical experience in the technical concerns of mounting actual theatrical production.
  • Research, analyze and evaluate the design and lighting for the main stage production of the Theater Department.
  • Evaluate and critique solutions to design problems in oral and written form.
  • Know and practice key safety issues relating to shop and backstage work.
Technical Theater Practicum THTR 18
  • Describe the job responsibilities of all areas in the rehearsal and performance process.
  • Create the necessary paperwork for successful completion of the assigned theater job.
  • Recognize and practice the protocol for backstage etiquette.
  • Describe the total construction process and the need for collaboration among the various disciplines.
  • Develop a good work ethic that stresses the importance of punctuality, reliability and working under strict deadlines.
  • Solve construction problems as they arise.
  • Demonstrate the work procedure and precautions necessary for maintaining safe theater environments.
  • Describe the nature of working on technical preparations under circumstances that mirror a professional scene shop.
  • Construct scenery, props and/or costumes for a theatrical production.
  • Set up lights and/or sound for theatrical productions.
  • Interpret verbal instructions and work drawings in order to complete job assignments.
Theater for Young Audiences - Design THTR 60B
  • Analyze a play script and extract practical design requirements.
Theater for Young Audiences - Performance THTR 60A
  • Develop adaptability as an actor by performing in different venues.
  • Develop flexibility as an actor by learning and performing at least two different roles within a production.
  • Increase ability to creatively collaborate with other students through production meetings and performances.
  • Develop the ability to repeat performances accurately and consistency.
  • Increase vocal and physical communication skills through frequent performances throughout the semester
  • Develop reliability as a team member by meeting all rehearsal and development deadlines.
  • Students who complete THTR 60 will demonstrate the discipline, focus, and commitment necessary to successfully perform a play repeatedly over a period of several weeks.
  • Students completing THTR 60 will identify traits of the kindergarten through 3rd grade audience, and formulate a set of basic acting skills which will appeal to that audience.
Theater for Young Audiences - Stage Management THTR 60C
  • Demonstrate the correct technique and procedure for being "on book" for actors in rehearsal.
Theatrical Costuming THTR 19
  • Sketch the human body for costume rendering.
  • Estimate costume budget needs.
  • Evaluate costume designs
  • Measure the human body for purchasing clothing, renting and constructing costumes.
  • Estimate the necessary yardage for costume construction.
  • Students who complete THTR 19 will be able to render an appropriate costume design.
  • Students who complete THTR 19 will be able to build a costume using a commercial pattern and sewing machine.
  • Identify the Theatrical chain of command.
  • Distinguish the job responsibilities of all areas related to theatrical costuming.
  • Analyze a play script or dance to assess both character and costuming needs.
  • Evaluate costume items in theater area stock and rental companies for appropriate usage in theatrical productions
  • Distinguish silhouettes of individual periods to create accurate costumes.
  • Integrate historical research methods to create accurate costume designs.
  • Create costume design concepts.
Theatrical Make-Up THTR 16
  • Students who complete THTR 16 will produce a complete makeup design on paper.
  • Students who complete THTR 16 will know all the tools in the makeup kit by name.
  • Execute basic 2D theatrical makeup techniques; age, corrective, animal, likeness, gender reversal.
  • Execute basic 3D theatrical makeup techniques; hair construction, latex, cut & bruise, 3D putty.
  • Draw a design for makeup for a character in a play based on character analysis.
  • Describe theatrical makeup safety.
  • Critique, discuss and appraise differences in style, technique, translation and design.
  • Organize a makeup morgue resource file.
Theatrical Playwriting THTR 25
  • Read, write, and critique plays for theater.
  • Students who complete THTR 25 will be able to identify the structural components in a play.
  • Describe the function of a writer's agent and the submission process.
  • Students who complete THTR 25 will be able to write a short play adhering to structural guidelines.
  • Identify the various unions and service organizations that serve theater artists.
  • Create a complete submission-ready play in a one-act format
  • Assess, evaluate, critique, and revise the scripts of peers
  • Create 10-minute plays using various types of plot structure.