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Discipline: Degree: AA-T - Theater Arts - A0346
Course Name Course Number
History of Theater Arts THTR 10
  • Synthesize the specific form of dramatic literature to the theatrical concerns of its epoch.
  • Read and analyze representative examples of major Western dramaturgy.
  • Analyze processes by which modern dramaturgy has developed.
  • Synthesize relationships between the theatrical arts and the contemporary concerns of each period.
  • Analyze the process whereby Western theatrical arts developed through theory, architecture, and dramaturgy.
  • Students who complete THTR 10 will be able to explain how the theater reflects its surrounding culture.
  • Students who complete THTR 10 will know the social and political conditions that led to the Golden Era of theater.
  • Students will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
Introduction to Theater Arts THTR 9
  • Students will be able to give a deep definition of "theater" and the concept of "suspension of disbelief."
  • Evaluate how theater reflects the time and place in which it is created.
  • Analyze how theater is affected by its audience.
  • Identify the historical placement of key theatrical movements.
  • Students who complete THTR 9 will be able to do a critical analysis of theatrical performances.
  • Analyze playscripts using conventional concepts like genre, style, and structure.
  • Identify the chain of command in various theater models.
  • Identify the various architectural forms of theater and their influence on production.
  • Evaluate how a given production relates to the text of the playscript.
  • Identify design concepts such as balance, color and rhythm and evaluate their use by theater designers.
  • Distinguish job responsibilities of all areas of theater.
Play Rehearsal and Performance - Acting THTR 15
  • Demonstrate refined performance skills.
  • Prepare for an audition
  • Analyze character
  • Analyze play.
  • Students completing THTR 15 will be able to function successfully in any performance situation.
  • Apply character analysis techniques.
  • Students completing THTR 15 will be able to function as an actor or theater technician in any rehearsal situation.
  • Collaborate closely with others on an interdependent project
  • Meet all established deadlines, as they mix the creative process with practical time considerations.
  • Analyze rehearsal work process.
  • Examine and apply technical aspects of the theater.
Principles of Acting I THTR 11
  • Students will demonstrate ability to apply basic knowledge in any theatrical situation.
  • Students will be able to read a script and identify a character's given circumstances.
  • Students who complete THTR 11 will be able to analyze acting in theatrical performances.
  • Students will be able to apply learned performance techniques to any rehearsal environment.
  • Understand the role of theater as both a way of communicating ideas and as a medium for entertainment.
  • Analyze plays to prepare a role for performance.
  • Students will attend a live theater performance and be able to critically analyze the performances without using value judgments.
  • Students will be able to read a script and identify the character given circumstances.
  • Students will be able to meet the basic rehearsal criteria (memorization, character analysis, line call) without coaching.
  • Synthesize plays and roles by expressing their feelings and discoveries.
  • Apply work habits that emphasize meeting deadlines, working with others, and giving structure and form to the craft of acting.
  • Develop and utilize effective vocal and physical communication techniques.
  • Develop analytical skills and listening techniques in order to critique a performance.
Principles of Acting II THTR 12
  • Students who complete THTR 12 will be able to produce acting monologues and scenes with confidence.
  • Students who complete THTR 12 will be able to evaluate the acting performances of others.
  • Recognize the theater's role in educating audiences.
  • Research and analyze advanced scenes and plays .
  • Synthesize research of scenes and plays by communicating to others their feelings and discoveries.
  • Evaluate and critique scenes.
  • Evaluate vocal and physical communication techniques.
Stagecraft THTR 14
  • Know and practice key safety issues relating to shop and backstage work.
  • Evaluate and critique solutions to design problems in oral and written form.
  • Research, analyze and evaluate the design and lighting for the main stage production of the Theater Department.
  • Develop practical experience in the technical concerns of mounting actual theatrical production.
  • Research, analyze and evaluate the problems of design and lighting for main stage productions.
  • Create scenic elements that demonstrate mastery of the tools and equipment necessary for scenery construction.
  • Students who complete THTR 14 will know basic terminology related to scenery construction and theatrical lighting.
  • Students who complete THTR 14 will demonstrate construction skills common to stage carpentry.
Technical Theater Practicum THTR 18
  • Construct scenery, props and/or costumes for a theatrical production.
  • Describe the nature of working on technical preparations under circumstances that mirror a professional scene shop.
  • Describe the total construction process and the need for collaboration among the various disciplines.
  • Recognize and practice the protocol for backstage etiquette.
  • Create the necessary paperwork for successful completion of the assigned theater job.
  • Describe the job responsibilities of all areas in the rehearsal and performance process.
  • Develop a good work ethic that stresses the importance of punctuality, reliability and working under strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrate the work procedure and precautions necessary for maintaining safe theater environments.
  • Solve construction problems as they arise.
  • Interpret verbal instructions and work drawings in order to complete job assignments.
  • Set up lights and/or sound for theatrical productions.
Theatrical Costuming THTR 19
  • Students who complete THTR 19 will be able to render an appropriate costume design.
  • Identify the Theatrical chain of command.
  • Students who complete THTR 19 will be able to build a costume using a commercial pattern and sewing machine.
  • Evaluate costume designs
  • Estimate costume budget needs.
  • Create costume design concepts.
  • Integrate historical research methods to create accurate costume designs.
  • Distinguish silhouettes of individual periods to create accurate costumes.
  • Evaluate costume items in theater area stock and rental companies for appropriate usage in theatrical productions
  • Analyze a play script or dance to assess both character and costuming needs.
  • Distinguish the job responsibilities of all areas related to theatrical costuming.
  • Estimate the necessary yardage for costume construction.
  • Measure the human body for purchasing clothing, renting and constructing costumes.
  • Sketch the human body for costume rendering.
Theatrical Make-Up THTR 16
  • Describe theatrical makeup safety.
  • Draw a design for makeup for a character in a play based on character analysis.
  • Execute basic 3D theatrical makeup techniques; hair construction, latex, cut & bruise, 3D putty.
  • Execute basic 2D theatrical makeup techniques; age, corrective, animal, likeness, gender reversal.
  • Organize a makeup morgue resource file.
  • Critique, discuss and appraise differences in style, technique, translation and design.
  • Students who complete THTR 16 will know all the tools in the makeup kit by name.
  • Students who complete THTR 16 will produce a complete makeup design on paper.