ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Theatre Performance and Production (THP)

THP 101 Introduction to the Art of Acting. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Basic principles of acting. Topics include terminology, exercises, improvisation, and projects in acting. Prerequisite: nonmajor.

THP 102 Fundamentals of Acting. (3)
fall and spring
Actor awareness, imaginative physical and vocal preparation, scene and character analyses, terminology, application of truthful acting techniques, and monologue preparation. Studio. Prerequisite: Theatre major.

THP 113 Techniques of Theatrical Makeup. (3)
not regularly offered
Techniques of theatrical makeup: age, corrective, masks, and special effects. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab. Fee.

THP 194 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
once a year
Possible topics:

(a)Stage Management

THP 207 Acting: The Creative Imagination. (3)
fall
Develops the actor as an artist, introducing the use of the creative imagination through sensory experience as led by Stanislavski. Studio. Prerequisite: instructor approval by interview. Prerequisite with a grade of “C” or higher: THP 102. Pre- or corequisite: THE 220.

THP 208 Acting: The Reality of Doing. (3)
spring
Continuation of the inner process, applying the techniques of Meisner to discover the creativity in the spontaneous experience. Prerequisite: written instructor approval. Prerequisite with a grade of “B” or higher: THP 207.

THP 213 Introduction to Technical Theatre. (3)
fall and spring
Procedures of technical theatre production and demonstration. Topics include design and construction of scenery, lighting, and properties. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Fee. Prerequisite: Theatre major or minor.

THP 214 Introduction to Costuming. (3)
fall and spring
Basic principles of costume design, construction, and survey of selected historical periods including makeup styles. Costume design project and production experience. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab. Pre- or corequisites: THE 220; Theatre major.

THP 217 Theatre Safety. (1)
fall and spring
Modern theatre safety practices including scene shop, chemical, electrical, and rigging safety. Prerequisite: Theatre major.

THP 218 The Director’s Vision. (3)
fall and spring
History, theory, and principles of directing. Examines director’s role and responsibilities, play selection, conceptualizing, ground plans, blocking. Prerequisites: THE 220; THP 102.

THP 260 Introduction to Playwriting. (3)
fall and spring
Basic skills of playwriting including exercises in monologues, scenes, and conflict and resolution, leading to completion of a one-act play. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 105 or 107.

THP 261 Introduction to Screenwriting. (3)
once a year
Basic skills of screenwriting including exercises in conflict and resolution, plot points, and theories of three-act structure and design. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 105 or 107.

THP 272 Introduction to Stage Movement. (3)
fall and spring
Movement vocabulary and physical training in relaxation, alignment, conditioning, rhythm, and poise. Prerequisite: THP 101 or written instructor approval. Pre- or corequisite: THP 102.

THP 277 Introduction to Voice for the Actor. (3)
fall and spring
Exercises and techniques to free the voice and improve projection. Prerequisites: both THP 101 (or 102) and 272 or only written instructor approval. Prerequisite with a grade of “C” or higher: THE 220.

THP 285 Acting: Beginning Scene Study. (3)
fall and spring
Character analysis, rehearsal, and performance of modern plays. Prerequisite with a grade of “C” or higher: THP 102 or instructor approval. Pre- or corequisite: THE 220.

THP 294 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
once a year
Possible topics:

(a)Introduction to Playwriting
(b)Stage Management

THP 301 Theatre Production. (1 – 4)
fall, spring, summer
Participation in university theatre productions. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: written instructor approval.

THP 307 Acting: Research and Performance. (1 – 3)
once a year
Acting in theatre projects, productions, or collaborative performances in directing classes. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

THP 308 Multiethnic Workshop. (3)
fall and spring
Project-oriented workshop; provides the ethnic student and others the opportunity to develop and present works originating from America’s ethnic cultures. Lecture, lab.

THP 311 Improvisation with Youth. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Basic materials, techniques, and theories for facilitating improvisational drama with children and youth. Not open to freshmen.

THP 312 Puppetry and Children. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Construction and manipulation of puppets; practice in performance skills. Emphasis on educational and recreational uses of puppetry by and with children. Fee. Prerequisite: junior standing or above.

THP 313 Scenography. (3)
fall and spring
Art and practice of scenic, costume, and lighting design for the theatre and the media. Prerequisite: THP 213 or 214.

THP 317 Stage Management. (3)
fall and spring
Readings in stage management and participation as a stage manager in a university theatre production. Prerequisite: written instructor approval. Prerequisite with a grade of “C” or higher: THE 220.

THP 318 Directing for the Stage. (3)
fall and spring
Director’s approach to text analysis and articulation of ideas. Basic tools, rehearsal schedules, staging, rehearsal and audition techniques, scene work. Prerequisites: THP 213, 218; instructor approval.

THP 331 Costume Construction. (3)
not regularly offered
Uses of materials and techniques for stage costumes with actual construction of period apparel. Prerequisite: THP 214 or instructor approval.

THP 340 Scene Design. (3)
once a year
Studio projects in designing realistic scenery for the contemporary proscenium stage. Fee. Prerequisite: THP 213 or written instructor approval. Prerequisite with a grade of “C” or higher: THE 220.

THP 345 Lighting Design. (3)
once a year
Principles and theory of stage lighting design, including design process and execution, equipment, and light plots. Lecture, lab. Fee. Prerequisite: THP 213 or written instructor approval. Prerequisite with a grade of “C” or higher: THE 220.

THP 350 Sound Design. (3)
once a year
Introduces the equipment, process, and recording techniques used in sound design for the theatre. Lecture, studio. Fee. Prerequisite with a grade of “C” or higher: THE 220.

THP 360 Intermediate Playwriting. (3)
once a year
Continued development of skills in playwriting through specific exercises and completion of a full-length play. Prerequisite: ENG 210 Introduction to Creative Writing (drama) or THP 260.

THP 377 Stage Speech. (3)
once a year
Introduces phonetic alphabet and standard speech and diction. Prerequisite: THP 277.

THP 385 Acting: Intermediate Scene Study. (3)
once a year
Script analysis and performance of modern classics. Prerequisite: THP 377 or instructor approval.

THP 394 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
once a year
Possible topics:

(a)Beginning Screenwriting
(b)Intermediate Playwriting.
May be repeated for credit.
(c)Stage Management

THP 401 Theatre Practicum. (1 – 3)
fall and spring
Production assignments for advanced students of technical production, stage and business management, and design. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: written instructor approval.

THP 406 Scenography. (3)
not regularly offered
Process of production collaboration. Taught in conjunction with THP 519. Prerequisites: a combination of THP 214 and 340 and 345 or only instructor approval.

THP 411 Methods of Teaching Drama. (3)
fall
Applies materials, techniques, and theories with grades K – 8 youth. Regular participation with children. Prerequisite: THP 311 or written instructor approval.

THP 418 Directing the Actor. (3)
once a year
Practical applications of directing for the stage. Rehearsal and presentation of scenes and short plays. Prerequisites: THP 318; instructor approval.

THP 428 Theatre and the Future. (3)
fall and spring
Capstone course exploring visions of the future of theatre. Results in a project in creative or scholarly form. Prerequisites: THE 440; senior status; Theatre major.

THP 430 Costume Design. (3)
not regularly offered
Principles of costume design with projects in both modern and period styles. Includes budgets and fabric/pattern estimates. Lecture, studio. Prerequisite: THP 214.

THP 431 Advanced Costume Construction. (3)
not regularly offered
Specialized training in costume construction problems and crafts with projects in tailoring, millinery, and period accessories. Prerequisites: both THP 214 and 331 or only instructor approval.

THP 435 Advanced Technical Theatre. (3)
not regularly offered
Selection of materials, drafting of working drawings, tool operation, and construction techniques. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab. Prerequisites: both THP 340 and 345 or only written instructor approval.

THP 440 Advanced Scene Design. (3)
not regularly offered
Advanced studio projects in designing scenery for a variety of stage forms. Fee. Prerequisite: THP 340 or written instructor approval.

THP 441 Scene Painting. (3)
not regularly offered
Studio projects in painting stage scenery. Fee. Prerequisite: THP 340 or written instructor approval.

THP 442 Drawing. (3)
not regularly offered
Techniques in drawing and rendering for scenic, costume, and lighting design. Prerequisite: written instructor approval.

THP 444 Drafting for the Stage. (3)
not regularly offered
Fundamentals of and practice in graphic techniques for the stage. Introduces computer-aided design for the stage. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours studio. Fee. Prerequisites: THP 213; written instructor approval.

THP 445 Advanced Lighting Design. (3)
not regularly offered
Specialized techniques in stage lighting. Advanced application of design process, graphic techniques of design presentation, and use of qualities of light. Lecture, class workshops. Fee. Prerequisite: THP 345 or written instructor approval.

THP 450 Theatre Organization and Management. (3)
once a year
Overview of nonprofit arts: organizational design, strategic planning, financial management, and leadership. Prerequisite: THE 220.

THP 460 Playwright's Workshop. (3)
fall and spring
Practice and study of creating characters, dialogue, scenes, plays, and monologues for the stage. May be repeated for credit. Studio, lecture. Prerequisite: written instructor approval.

THP 461 Scripts in Progress. (3)
fall and spring
Studio work with the instructor, centered on revisions of original plays. May be repeated for credit. Studio. Prerequisite: THP 460 or written instructor approval.

THP 472 Advanced Movement for the Stage. (3)
once a year
Movement techniques for the classical and nonrealistic theatre; stage combat and special skills. Prerequisite: THP 272 or instructor approval.

THP 477 Advanced Speech for the Stage. (3)
once a year
Exercises to develop vocal flexibility and power; mastery of elevated American diction and language skills applied to classical and nonrealistic drama; stage dialects. Prerequisite: THP 377.

THP 481 Secondary School Play Production. (3)
fall
Methods of directing, designing, and coordinating play production experiences at the secondary school level. Off-campus practicum. Prerequisites: both THP 318 and theatre education concentration or only instructor approval.

THP 482 Theatre for Social Change. (3)
fall and spring
Interactive theatre techniques (e.g., Boal, drama therapy, playback theatre) to examine and combat institutional, social, cultural, interpersonal, and personal oppressions. Lecture, lab.
General Studies: C

THP 484 Internship. (1 – 4)
not regularly offered

THP 485 Acting: Advanced Classical Scene Study. (3)
once a year
Rehearsal and performance of period, classical, and nonrealistic plays. Emphasis on understanding poetic language and strong vocal and physical skills. Prerequisite: THP 385 or instructor approval.

THP 486 The Meisner Approach to Acting. (3)
once a year
Improvisations and exercises developed by Sanford Meisner applied to scene work from selected texts. Studio. Prerequisite: introductory acting classes.

THP 487 Acting for TV and Film. (3)
once a year
Professional television and film acting techniques, terminology, and on-camera experience. Studio. Prerequisite: THP 207 or 285.

THP 488 Audition Techniques. (3)
once a year
Techniques and preparation for stage, commercial, and TV/film auditions utilizing monologues, cold readings, and personal style. Studio. Prerequisite: introductory acting classes.

THP 489 Actor Career Development. (3)
once a year
Familiarization with the business of acting: self-promotional tools and techniques, marketing strategies, finances, interview skills, and actor unions. Studio. Prerequisite: introductory acting classes.

THP 494 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
once a year
Possible topics:

(a)Advanced Acting Techniques
(b)Advanced Scene Painting
(c)Advanced Screenwriting
(d)Advanced Stage Management
(e)Performance and Technology
(f) Problems in Directing
(g)Properties and Dressings Design and Construction
(h)Solo and Collaborative Performance
(i)Solo Performance
(j)Stage Dialects
(k)Standards in the School K – 12
(l)Storytelling
(m)Technical Theatre
(n)Theatre of the Oppressed
(o)Theory and Practice of Performance
(p)Video and Industrial Scene Design

THP 498 Pro-Seminar. (1 – 7)
once a year
Possible topics:

(a)Directing. (1 – 6)
(b)Projects. (1 – 6)
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Properties Design
Scenery Design
Technical Direction
(c)Stage Management. (1 – 6)
(d)Theatre-for-Youth Tour. (1 – 6)
(e)Theatre in Education. (1 – 6)
Prerequisite: written instructor approval.

THP 501 Performance: Solo Performance. (8)
once a year
Students begin to define their mission in art. Emphasis on the actor as a solo storyteller, speaking as herself or himself. Studio. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

THP 502 Performance: Aesthetics of Theatre Art. (8)
once a year
Understanding and analyzing scripts and performance in order to be an effective actor/storyteller who speaks as a character. Projects focus on solo, duet performances. Studio. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

THP 503 Performance: The Ensemble. (8)
once a year
Ensemble, working with a playwright, creates a play that addresses social issues through improvisation and community input. Studio. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

THP 504 Acting: Transformation. (8)
once a year
Fundamentals including combat, scansion, poetic language, acting style. Scene study, ensemble performance projects focused on Shakespeare, new scripts. Studio. Prerequisite: THP 503 or written instructor approval.

THP 506 Scenography. (3)
not regularly offered
Process of production collaboration. Taught in conjunction with THP 519. Fee. Prerequisite: theatre graduate standing or written instructor approval.

THP 507 Acting: Advanced Research and Performance. (1 – 3)
once a year
Acting in advanced theatre projects, productions, or collaborative performance in directing classes. May be repeated for credit. Studio. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

THP 508 Multiethnic Workshop. (3)
fall and spring
Advanced workshop for development and presentation of works originating out of American ethnic cultures. Lecture, lab.

THP 509 Singing for Actors. (1)
fall and spring
Introduces the basics of singing technique. Breath control, resonance, articulation, exploration, and expansion of singing range. May be repeated for credit. Studio. Prerequisite: admission to M.F.A. performance concentration or written instructor approval.

THP 511 Improvisation with Youth Workshop. (3)
spring
Theories and techniques of drama with various populations of youth. Emphasis on how research informs practice. Includes practicum. Prerequisites: only THP 411 or both graduate standing and written instructor approval.

THP 512 Puppetry Workshop. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Survey of puppetry in education, puppetry as an art form in design and performance. Fee. Prerequisite: graduate standing or written instructor approval.

THP 517 Stage Management Practicum. (3)
once a year
Readings and research in stage management and participation as a stage manager in a university theatre production. Prerequisite: written instructor approval.

THP 518 Advanced Directing Lab. (3)
once a year
Active discovery of directing concepts through practical exercises and collaboration; deconstruction of contemporary/classic literature. Explores director as primary artist. Lab. Prerequisite: written instructor approval.

THP 519 Directing: Works in Progress. (3)
once a year
Advanced projects in directing concentrating on a collaborative process between director, playwright, actors, and designers. Focuses primarily on new scripts or adaptations of literature. May be repeated for credit. Studio, on-site practicum. Prerequisites: THP 418; instructor approval.

THP 530 Advanced Costume Design. (3)
not regularly offered
Advanced studio projects in costume design for a variety of production forms. Prerequisite: written instructor approval.

THP 540 Scene Design Applications. (3)
not regularly offered
Conceptual and practical application of the design process including graphic and sculptural projects. Practical design problems investigated in laboratory. Lecture, lab. Lab fee. Prerequisite: written instructor approval.

THP 545 Lighting Design Applications. (3)
not regularly offered
Advanced studio projects in stage lighting design. Prerequisite: written instructor approval.

THP 560 Playwright’s Workshop. (3)
fall and spring
Practice and study of creating characters, dialogue, scenes, plays, and monologues for the stage. May be repeated for credit. Studio. Prerequisite: written instructor approval.

THP 561 Scripts in Progress. (3)
fall and spring
Studio work with the instructor centered on revisions of original plays. May be repeated for credit. Studio. Prerequisite: THP 560 or written instructor approval.

THP 584 Internship. (1 – 3)
not regularly offered
Field research and on-site training in theatre for youth, community theatre, and production techniques. Prerequisite: written instructor approval.

THP 592 Research. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

THP 593 Applied Project. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered
Prerequisite: written instructor approval.

THP 594 Conference and Workshop in Child Drama. (3)
once a year
Prerequisite: written instructor approval.

THP 598 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
once a year
Lecture, studio. Possible topics:

(a)Acting
(b)Advanced Screenwriting
(c)College Teaching:
Acting
Improvisation with Youth
Movement
Puppetry
Theatre for Social Change
Voice
(d)Directing
(e)Performance and Technology
(f)Solo and Collaborative Performance
(g)Solo Performance
(h)Stage Dialects
(i)Stage Management
(j)Works in Progress:
Actor
Playwright

THP 599 Thesis. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

THP 611 Improvisation with Youth Seminar. (3)
once a year
Examines current research, theory, and practices in drama with youth. Development and execution of research projects. Prerequisite: written instructor approval.

THP 618 Directing Practicum. (3)
fall and spring
Practical experience in directing and producing an entire play or musical for young audiences. Prerequisite: written instructor approval.

THP 649 Design Studio. (3)
fall and spring
Projects include design of scenery, costume, lighting, or sound for laboratory or mainstage productions. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: written instructor approval.

THP 684 Internship. (3 – 6)
fall, spring, summer
Field research in performance, improvisation with youth, theatre for youth, puppetry, and scenography. Prerequisite: written instructor approval.

THP 691 Seminar: Scenography. (3)
not regularly offered
Examines and researches modern concepts and practices of scenography. Prerequisite: written instructor approval.

THP 693 Applied Project. (1 – 12)
fall, spring, summer
Final projects for M.F.A. Theatre candidates in performance, scenography, and theatre for youth. Prerequisite: written instructor approval.

THP 783 Field Work. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered
Possible topics:

(a)Theatre Education
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