Procedures for implementation of processes involved in the Laboratory Theatre Production Program. Supervised preparation of all performance and production elements involved in the collaborative process of theatre production. Course content varies according to season production program. Permission of Instructor or by audition. May be repeated for credit.
Procedures and processes of running crews for the Mainstage Theatre Production Program. Collaborative teamwork through supervised participation in various theatre production running crews (management, scenic, lighting, sound, costumes and makeup). Course content varies according to season production program. May be repeated for credit.
Preparation and procedures of the rehearsal and performance processes for the Mainstage Theatre Production Program. Collaborative teamwork through supervised participation in an acting company. Course content varies according to season production program. By audition only. May be repeated for credit.
Procedures and processes for the Mainstage Theatre Production Program. Collaborative teamwork through supervised participation in various theatre production student crews (scenic, lighting, sound, costume, makeup, and promotions). Course content varies according to season production program.
Introduction to the art and craft of acting. Practical exploration through improvisation and scripted scene work. Includes a brief history of the development of modern acting techniques.
Carolina Core: AIU
The study and application of the principles of the art of makeup for the theatre.
Introduction to Shakespeare’s works on page, stage, and screen. Emphasis placed on performances of scripts. History of Shakespeare’s works/productions, stage/screen technique. Viewings of film adaptations required.
Carolina Core: AIU
An introduction to the understanding and appreciation of theatrical experience. Attendance at theatrical performances required.
Carolina Core: AIU
Introduction to methods of analyzing and interpreting drama, with emphasis on play structure, genre, and style. Designed for the theatre major in preparation for theatre scholarship, performance, production, and design.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research
An introduction to the roles of the stage manager throughout theatrical productions that include pre-production planning, oversight of the rehearsal process, running technical rehearsals and performances, and completing post-production duties.
Theory and practice of make-up design for theatre and film. The application of analytical and research skills in the visual development of the character.
Study and practical application of voice and speech fundamentals in performance. Emphasis on speaking with ease, power and clarity to impact an audience.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences
Training in vocal skills needed by actors such as dialect, verse speaking and voice for a variety of media. Maybe repeated for credit.
An introductory course in the principles and practice of costume construction.
A beginning course in the principles and practice of scenic technology.
An exploration of the acting process through scene study. Focus will be on developing the actor’s personal technique, emphasizing emotional truthfulness and authenticity.
Foundational application of design principles and vocabulary as applied to the creative process in production design for theatre. Play analysis, creative and visual thinking, and graphic representation.
Introduces the students to the basic principles of sound design and technology. Related topics include physics of sound, use and maintenance of equipment, script analysis, and creative thinking.
Principles and practices of theatrical lighting design. Course not available for major credit.
Introduction to the study of literature through performance; reading, analysis, and performance of prose, poetry, nonfiction, and drama.
Cross-listed course: SPCH 340
The theory and application of visual imagery in theatrical design; identification and selection of historical motifs.
Introduction to Japanese traditional theatre and its influences on Japanese culture and society. Taught in English.
Cross-listed course: JAPA 351
Development of physical acting skills related to modern acting techniques emphasizing emotional truthfulness and authenticity. Promoting the experience of full body awareness and expressiveness in character development and storytelling. Includes performative states of relaxation, balance and presence and ensemble work.
Training in specific physical skills for actors: stage combat, mime, folk dance, tap dance, etc. May be repeated for credit.
A mind/body integration course designed for performing artists.
Principles of production design in scenery, costumes, lighting and sound. Play analysis, periods styles, creative and visual thinking and graphic representation.
This course will explore a range of techniques that actors need to successfully perform on camera, such as script analysis, scene work, auditioning, understanding type, shooting self-tapes, and what to expect on set. It will also provide knowledge about filmmaking that will help the actor better fit into the industry.
Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research
Delving deeper into the role of the stage manager in theatrical productions that includes problem solving, adapting to challenging situations, and distinguishing the various responsibilities of production assistants, assistant stage managers, and production stage managers and their collaborative contributions.
Advanced vocal techniques as applied to performance. Specific skills covered may include vocal flexibility and range, vocal dynamics, dialects, and voice-over technique.
Study and practical application of major accents and dialects used by actors in performance. Emphasis on acquiring the skills necessary for independent learning of an accent or dialect.
Principles and practice of a wide range of voice-over including commercial and narrative styles. Development of character voice as applied to animation, gaming and/or other audio storytelling. Focus is on practical skills necessary for the profession.
A specialty skills course for advanced students of theatrical costume design and technology. Topics will include tailoring, fabric modification, needle arts, millinery, etc. Course may be repeated as topics vary.
Develop basic and intermediate skills in using computer aided drafting programs for theatrical designs and technical drawings.
Survey of the international cinema from its inception until 1945.
Survey of the international cinema from 1945 to the present.
Introduction to the basic principles and elements of design as they apply to the costume designer. Script and character analysis, costume rendering, and production unity.
Principles, procedures and practice of the creative and collaborative process. Aspects of the discipline with focus on creative and effective collaboration and communication skills among theatre artists, scholars and technicians. Practical and planning skills for professional success after graduation.
A series of courses, each lasting one-third of a semester. Topics and prerequisites are announced in the class schedule for each semester.
Rendering techniques for the communication of concepts and mood in the design process.
Principles and practice of playwriting. Writing, adapting, and revising plays. May be repeated with consent of department chair.
Comprehensive review of drama strategies, methods and pedagogical practices to be applied to non-drama learning contexts. Practical experience with the necessary skills, philosophies and techniques of drama in education.
Principles and practices of theatre-making within community contexts to address local issues and to provide aesthetic strategies for creative problem solving through theatre.
Problems involved in organizing, administering, and promoting the non-professional theatre.
Specialized graphic techniques used in the preparation of a theatrical production. Practice in the execution and interpretation of working drawings, perspective sketches, color renderings, scale models, etc.
A variety of vocal and movement techniques that apply to acting and coaching with special emphasis on the physical and vocal processes in performance.
Survey and analysis of current drama teacher practice across international contexts in relationship to global, social and educational change.
A survey of clothing through the ages with emphasis on the dress of the actor in significant periods of theatrical activity. From ancient times to present day.
The principles of pattern making for costume construction using flat-pattern and draping techniques.
Advanced principles and practices of stagecraft.
Study of health and safety hazards for actors, technicians, and audience members.
Techniques of scene painting. Application of principles of painting to the stage.
Survey of the history and principles of scene design. Assignments will involve drawings, watercolor sketches, and scale models.
Advanced procedures and techniques of scenic design.
Apparel design through basic draping techniques on industry standard dress forms. Analysis of fit and design, problem solving and interaction of fabric characteristics with style features.
Developmental approaches to drama instruction in K-12 classroom settings.
A survey of plays, playwrights, actors, production, and the physical development of theatres from the time of the Greeks to 1660; reading of representative plays required.
A survey of plays, playwrights, actors, production, and the physical development of theatres from 1660 to the present; reading of representative plays required.
History of Western Theatre since the early 20th century. Students will be introduced to major figures, plays, and movements and explore influences from the broader culture on theatrical expression.
The major movements, figures, plays, and critical strategies that have marked the development of African American theatre in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy, GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences
A survey of the major works of dramatic theory and criticism, with emphasis on theories of theatrical performance. from Aristotle through 18th-century neo-classicism.
A survey of the major works of dramatic theory and criticism, with emphasis on theories of theatrical performance from the 18th century to the present.
A study of dramatic structure as it relates to theatrical production. Emphasis on script reading and analysis. Production and new-works dramaturgy will be covered.
Makeup design for specific character types, prosthetics and three-dimensional makeup effects. Special attention to the process of sculpting and modeling for makeup prosthetics.
An intensive laboratory course in theatrical and media performances.
An intensive laboratory course in repertory theatre.
Research and performance training in selected topics related to physical theatre. Course content varies and will be announced in the schedule of classes by title. May be repeated as topics vary.
Study and analysis of film production, performance, and aesthetics.
Theory and practice in the design of theatre costumes.
Advanced study in sound, production and design. Emphasis will be on mounting designs and refining design skills for Theatre, Music, and Media Arts students.
The study and application of techniques in theatrical stagecraft, design, lighting, costuming, and makeup applicable to specialized fields of communication media.
Theoretical and experimental exploration of the major body systems and developmental movements to bring more articulation to the body and more awareness and physical ease in performance.
Cross-listed course: DANC 586
Theory and practice of film and television acting.
The interrelationship of stage lighting and other production elements. Design techniques, equipment, and script analysis. Laboratory work on department productions. Restricted to theatre majors or those having special permission of instructor.
Stage lighting equipment and design techniques. Laboratory work on departmental productions.
This course explores a range of techniques that actors need for a successful career acting on camera, such as script analysis, building a reel, collaboration on set, and creating original content. It also provides knowledge about filmmaking that will help the actor better fit into the industry.
Reading and research on selected topics. Course content varies and will be announced in the schedule of classes by title. May be repeated once as topics vary.