Theatre (THE)

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THE 101 Introduction to Theatre3 Credit hours   

Fundamentals of theatre arts.

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THE 111 Introduction to Acting3 Credit hours   

Explore acting technique through theatre games, exercises, and improvisation. Good vocal skills and effective movement are emphasized. For non majors with little or no training in the acting discipline.

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THE 112 Bison image  Theatre Appreciation3 Credit hours   

Development of an appreciation and an understanding of theatre as a fine art. For non-theatre majors.

Attributes: Fine Arts
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THE 112H Bison image  Theatre Appreciation Honors3 Credit hours   

Development of an appreciation and an understanding of theatre as a fine art. For honors non-theatre majors.

Pre-req: Admitted Honors College with a score of 1.

Attributes: Fine Arts, Honors
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THE 201 Crit Analysis Theatre Lit3 Credit hours   

Critical analysis of theatre texts with emphasis on the successful translation of theatre literature from page to stage. Coursework supports the development and communication of production ideas and aesthetic interpretation.

Pre-req: THE 101.

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THE 220 Stage Movement I: Foundations3 Credit hours   

Exercises for flexibility, control, body-awareness and alignment.

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THE 221 Stage Voice I: Foundations3 Credit hours   

Vocal techniques for the actor, including the study of dialects.

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THE 222 Acting I: Foundations3 Credit hours   

Development of skill through foundational exercises. (PR: THE 220 and 221 or permission of instructor.)

Pre-req: THE 220 and THE 221.

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THE 230 Auditioning Techniques3 Credit hours   

Techniques of auditioning for stage plays and musicals.

Pre-req: THE 222.

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THE 240 Stage Lighting I4 Credit hours   

This introductory course exposes students to elementary principles, techniques, terminology and application used by stage electricians to execute theatrical lighting designs. Combined lecture and laboratory instruction links theory with practice. (PR: THE 150)

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THE 245 Intro to Technical Theatre4 Credit hours   

Technical production, scenic construction and stage operations are explored including critical application of traditional and current computer technologies within the profession. Lecture and supervised laboratory application links theory with practice.

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THE 250 Introduction to Costuming4 Credit hours   

This introductory course exposes students to the elementary principles, techniques, terminology, materials and application used to realize theatrical costumes. A combination of lecture and laboratory instruction links theory with practice.

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THE 270 Theatre Practicum1 Credit hour   

Acting, directing, or technical work in Marshall University Theatre productions. Register only with permission of instructor. Open to all students. May be repeated for a total of four hours.

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THE 280 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Program of study not normally covered in other courses. Topics vary from semester to semester.

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THE 290 Music Theatre Workshop I3 Credit hours   

Applied skills in musical theatre for chorus and ensemble roles, including song presentation and integration of musical and dramatic elements. Intended for beginning and intermediate students.

Pre-req: THE 101 or THE 111 or THE 112.

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THE 295 Sophomore Review0 Credit hours   

Sophomore Review. 0 hrs. This course is a series of interviews, auditions and assessment instruments designed to determine a student's potential to successfully continue and complete the theatre degree curriculum.

Pre-req: THE 101 and THE 245 and THE 250.

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THE 310 Theatre Management3 Credit hours   

Theories and practices in performing arts management. An exploration of fiscal and physical management techniques, including budgeting, box office procedures, promotion, and staffing.

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THE 320 Acting II: Scene Study3 Credit hours   

Development of skill through exercises and analytical study of scenes. (PR: THE 222 and successful completion of Sophomore Review or permission of instructor.)

Pre-req: THE 222.

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THE 322 Stage Voice II: Dialects3 Credit hours   

Study and practice of dialects and accents that are commonly used in acting plays.

Pre-req: THE 221.

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THE 323 Stage Mvmt II: Phys Approaches3 Credit hours   

Advanced exploration of movement and its application to character development and text. (PR: THE 222 and successful completion of Sophomore Review or permission of instructor.)

Pre-req: THE 222.

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THE 330 Drafting & Rendering3 Credit hours   

The application of drafting and rendering conventions utilized in the planning and execution of theatrical productions. Mechanical drawing, computer assisted drawing, freehand sketching and color application techniques will be employed.

Pre-req: THE 245.

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THE 340 Stage Decor3 Credit hours   

Identification of artistic, historical , social, philosophical and technical influences that diverse cultures offer theatrical designers. Research, critical examination, drawing, digital documentation culminate in the creation of industry standard electronic portfolios.

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THE 354 Stage Make-up3 Credit hours   

Development of character make-up designs through analysis, research and application of various make-up media suitable to stage, print and film. Adherence to industry standards of hygiene, sanitation and professional etiquette.

Pre-req: THE 250 with a minimum grade of D.

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THE 355 Costume Design3 Credit hours   

Practical and psychological aspects of design. Study of design theory, script analysis, rendering techniques, fabric choices. Development of designs from initial concept to final renderings.

Pre-req: THE 250.

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THE 356 Costume Construction3 Credit hours   

A hands-on approach to the techniques of theatrical costuming. Period method by machine and hand, industrial machine and some pattern making. Work on classroom projects and University productions.

Pre-req: THE 250.

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THE 360 Scene Design I3 Credit hours   

Practical application of aesthetic and technical principles of scene design for the proscenium stage. Script analysis, production concepts, architectural research, mechanical and AutoCAD drawings, white models, painter's elevations are utilized.

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THE 361 Scene Painting3 Credit hours   

Exploration of various techniques utilized by scenic artists including the generation of painter's evaluations, design renderings, estimating scenic demands, media selection and execution of designs in full scale.

Pre-req: THE 360 with a minimum grade of D.

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THE 362 Stage Management3 Credit hours   

The responsibilities and duties of stage management are explored to prepare students entering the profession. Principles and practices of stage management are applied through scheduling, budgeting, running, cueing and safety.

Pre-req: THE 240 with a minimum grade of D.

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THE 370 Theatre Practicum1 Credit hour   

Acting, directing, or technical work in Marshall University Theatre productions. Register only with permission of instructor.

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THE 390 Music Theatre Workshop II3 Credit hours   

Applied skills in musical theatre including integration of dance, music, and dialogue in ensemble performance. Intended for students majoring in musical theatre. (repeatable for two semesters)

Pre-req: THE 295.

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THE 423 Acting Styles3 Credit hours   

Interpretation of roles from classical, romantic, neoclassical, and modern plays. (PR: THE 222 and successful completion of Sophomore Review or permission of instructor.)

Pre-req: THE 222.

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THE 430 Auditioning II: Prof. Aspects3 Credit hours   

Students develop skills and prepare materials for professional acting auditions.

Pre-req: THE 230.

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THE 436 Children's Theatre3 Credit hours   

Theory, direction and staging of plays for children. PR: Permission of instructor or Theatre Program Director. May be repeated for a total of 9 hours.

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THE 437 Directing I3 Credit hours   

Introduction to theories, principles, techniques, and history of directing.

Pre-req: THE 295.

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THE 440 Theatre History To 16603 Credit hours   

Survey of man's activities in the theatre from primitive times to 1660.

Pre-req: THE 101.

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THE 441 Theatre Hist Since 16603 Credit hours   

Survey of man's activities in the theatre from 1660 to present.

Pre-req: THE 101.

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THE 450 Stage Lighting II3 Credit hours   

Advanced study in lighting design principles utilized for non-proscenium stages and/or impressionistic productions will be emphasized. Combined visual, manual and computer generated documentation will comprise portfolio for final critique.

Pre-req: THE 240 with a minimum grade of D.

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THE 480 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Program of study not normally covered in other courses. topics vary from semester to semester.

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THE 481 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Program of study not normally covered in other courses. Topics vary from semester to semester.

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THE 482 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Program of study not normally covered in other courses. Topics vary from semester to semester.

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THE 483 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Program of study not normally covered in other courses. Topics vary from semester to semester.

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THE 485 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Courses taught by tutorials; directed independent readings or research; problem reports, and other activities designed to fill the needs of individual students.

Pre-req: THE 295.

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THE 486 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Courses taught by tutorials; directed independent readings or research; problem reports, and other activities designed to fill the needs of individual students.

Pre-req: THE 295.

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THE 487 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Courses taught by tutorials; directed independent readings or research; problem reports, and other activities designed to fill the needs of individual students.

Pre-req: THE 295.

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THE 488 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Courses taught by tutorials; directed independent readings or research; problem reports, and other activities designed to fill the needs of individual students.

Pre-req: THE 295.

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THE 490 Professional Theatre Residency1-4 Credit hours   

Supervised off-campus contractual work-study arrangement with external agencies or theatrical instructions.

Pre-req: THE 295.

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THE 491 Theatre Workshop1-4 Credit hours   

Practical, participatory courses for advanced students and professionals. Experience in new techniques, theories, and principles

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THE 492 Theatre Workshop1-4 Credit hours   

Practical, participatory courses for advanced students and professionals. Experience in new techniques, theories, and principles.

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THE 493 Theatre Workshop1-4 Credit hours   

Practical, participatory courses for advanced students and professionals. Experience in new techniques, theories, and principles.

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THE 494 Theatre Workshop1-4 Credit hours   

Practical,participatory courses for advanced students and professionals. Experience in new techniques, theories, and principles.

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THE 499 Bison image  Senior Capstone Project3 Credit hours   

The Capstone Project serves to demonstrate the student's proficiency in the major field of study. It is the culmination of coursework in the concentration (performance, directing, design, playwriting, state management, etc.)

Pre-req: THE 295.

Attributes: Capstone Course
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