Theater Arts: Required Subjects

THEATER ARTS TRACK

Intersession
(optional, as per advised of the Academic Adviser)
 
FA 136.1 THEATER HISTORY AND  DRAMATIC LITERATURE:  SURVEY OF THEATER HISTORY AND DRAMATIC LITERATURE
This course is a survey of the major events, problems, and concepts of theater history and theory, and of major movements, playwrights, and works at historical junctures.
 
First semester Second semester
 
FA 136.1 THEATER HISTORY AND  DRAMATIC LITERATURE:  SURVEY OF THEATER HISTORY AND DRAMATIC LITERATURE
This course is a survey of the major events, problems, and concepts of theater history and theory, and of major movements, playwrights, and works at historical junctures.
 
 
2nd, 3rd and 4th Theater Arts elective
(Can be any, depending on the availability of the subjects.)
 
FA 137.1 THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE: ACTING I
This course is a study of the fundamentals of acting, including movement, vocal production, and the interrelationships between them. Exercises include improvisation, sound and movement exercises, voice and speech training, tension release, exploration of stage space, and text work.
 
FA 139.1 THEATER DESIGN: PRODUCTION DESIGN
This course is an introduction to the elements of stage design: set, costumes, lights, as well as their execution in the context of a particular production or dramatic text.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2nd, 3rd and 4th Theater Arts elective
(Can be any, depending on the availability of the subjects.)
 
FA 137.3 THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE: VOICE, MOVEMENT AND MIME
This is an integrated course in voice and stage movement with an introduction to mime. Exercises in the expressive use of the body and of stage space are combined with exercises to develop vocal quality, clarity, and projection.
 
FA 138.1 DIRECTING: DIRECTING I
This course is a study of the theories and principles of directing, starting with the director's approach to text, interpretation, and visualization. Student directors learn to analyze plays, mount scenes, apply the principles of blocking, and plan a production.
 
FA 140.1 THEATER TECHNOLOGY: TECHNICAL THEATER
This course is an introduction to theater crafts and other technical aspects of theater work: lights, sound, set and costume work, props and masks, make-up, and others.