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Theatre Arts

Course Code
THTR 102  Credits
Title Theatre Activity 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Practical experience in a performance activity in Theatre. 



Course Code
THTR 130  Credits
Title Acting for Everyone 
Lasc Area Goal 6  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Acting for Everyone is a participation course that introduces the student to the fundamental craft of the stage actor. Students will engage in theatre games, solo, duo, and group acting scenes, and will learn basic theatrical vocabulary. Emphasis is placed on creating truthful, vivid interaction on stage, through developing the skills of listening, responding, concentration and engaging the imagination. MnTC Goal 6. 



Course Code
THTR 140  Credits
Title Dance for the Stage I 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A beginning course in dance technique for dance styles in musical theatre, including dance forms of jazz and ballet. 



Course Code
THTR 141  Credits
Title Ballet I 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course will serve as an introduction to ballet dance technique. 



Course Code
THTR 142  Credits
Title Tap I 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course will serve as an introduction to tap dance technique. 



Course Code
THTR 190  Credits 1-3 
Title Topics in Theatre 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This is a lower division topics course and may be repeated when the topic changes. 



Course Code
THTR 196  Credits
Title First Year Seminar 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The First Year Seminar course for Theatre Arts majors focuses on requirements in theatre, auditioning, the production season, and a showcase of talents. 



Course Code
THTR 202  Credits
Title Practicum 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Practical experience in a performance activity in Theatre. 



Course Code
THTR 221  Credits
Title Drama I 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An examination of great plays, dramatic structure and styles, plays in performance, selected theatre history, and playwriting. For theatre majors and minors and by permission of the instructor. 



Course Code
THTR 230  Credits
Title Acting I: Principles 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Basic terminology and techniques used by the actor in creating a role for the stage. 



Course Code
THTR 231  Credits
Title Auditioning 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Students will prepare for all types of theatrical auditions. The class will cover topics such as: resume preparation, cold reading, headshots, piece selection and the business of theatre. 



Course Code
THTR 232  Credits
Title Principles of Make-up for Stage and Film 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Techniques and styles of make-up used in stage and film productions. Same as FILM 232



Course Code
THTR 234  Credits
Title Theatrical Design Principles 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Theatrical Design Principles focuses on basic principles and elements of design within the theatre. Students will develop skills needed to communicate their ideas through design. 



Course Code
THTR 235  Credits
Title Directing I: Principles 
Prerequisite THTR 230 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The foundation course in stage direction, a core requirement for all majors. The theory and practice of directing: casting, blocking, composition, picturization, movement, rehearsal and performance. 



Course Code
THTR 240  Credits
Title Dance for the Stage II 
Prerequisite THTR 140 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A continuation of skills amassed in "Dance for the Stage I." A special unit of tap is included. 



Course Code
THTR 255  Credits
Title Stagecraft 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The theory and practice of working with stage equipment; the methods and procedures of scenery construction, stage rigging, and scene shifting. 



Course Code
THTR 290  Credits 1-3 
Title Topics in Theatre 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This is a lower division topical course and may be repeated when the topic changes. 



Course Code
THTR 302  Credits
Title Practicum 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Practical experience in a performance activity in Theatre. 



Course Code
THTR 322  Credits
Title Drama II 
Course Offering Fall On Demand  
Course Offering Spring On Demand  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Theatre and drama from Classical Greece through the Contemporary times. Topics include a selection of great plays, significant playwrights, theatre buildings, staging and technical innovations, Aristotelian criticism, theatre buildings, staging and technical innovations, and artistic and cultural movements. Same as ENGL 343



Course Code
THTR 324  Credits
Title Musical Theatre History 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Musical Theatre productions past and present are examined and critically evaluated. An analysis of the various forms of musicals with an emphasis on the libretto, lyrics, and production elements.