Theatre

Requirements & Courses

Movement is one of the communicative means in theatre. Actors use their bodies in space as a prime means of expression. Alma’s Theatre program stresses the development of imagination, creativity and performance skills. Several theatre productions are presented each term.

Theatre graduates find employment in professional, educational and community theatre; arts administration; or in such non-theatre areas as broadcasting, social work and public relations.

Major Requirements
Thirty-six credits which must include THD 125, 170, 171 and 232; eight credits from among THD 261, 262 and 263; four credits from Dance Studio Technique courses which include: THD 140, 142, 143, 144, 145, 147, 240, 242, 243, 244, 245 (any of which may be repeated for credit) and THD 141 (which may not be repeated for credit); plus eight credits in advanced-level Theatre courses.

All Majors are required to take the departmental comprehensive examination which is administered by the Department on campus at the end of the Winter Term of the senior year.

Minor Requirements
Twenty-four credits which must include THD 125; 170 or 171; THD 232; four credits from THD 261, 262 or 263; four credits from THD 146 or Dance studio (technique) courses; plus four credits of Theatre electives.

Four credits from THD, with the exception of practicum or independent study courses, count towards the Distributive Requirements in the Humanities.

Courses

  • THD
    125
    .
    Acting
    4 credits
    Introduction to acting through participation in exercises which emphasize moment-to-moment acting from the actor’s impulse in contact with a partner. Culminates with class performance.
  • THD
    140
    .
    Modern Dance I Beginning
    1 credit
    Development of modern dance as a performing art. Movement exploration exercises and beginning techniques of modern dance. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    141
    .
    Social Dance
    1 credit
    Application of basic steps and variations of the cha cha, Charleston, jitterbug, polka and waltz.
  • THD
    142
    .
    Tap Dance I Beginning
    1 credit
    Elementary exploration of rhythms and steps basic to the art form of tap dancing. Study of terminology and technique. Beginning tap routines with elementary progressions. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    143
    .
    Yoga I - The Experience
    1 credit
    Yoga complements the dancer as well as the human being in many ways, particularly in the physical realm. Slow stretching and breathing increase flexibility and awareness, and restore tone and vitality. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    144
    .
    Ballet I Beginning
    1 credit
    Development of ballet as a performing art. Build strength and develop body carriage/posture and learn basic techniques of ballet. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    145
    .
    Jazz Dance I Beginning
    1 credit
    Development of jazz dance as a performing art. Principles of basic jazz dance. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    147
    .
    Techniques of the Male Repertoire
    1 credit
    Development of the male repertoire of dance as a performing art. Building strength, developing body carriage/posture, and learning the skills of the specific male repertoire of movement. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    170
    .
    Theatre Crafts
    4 credits
    Introduction to the terminology, technology and techniques of technical production in the performing arts. Laboratory sessions in the theatre, workshops and backstage assignments on department productions ensure practice of the topics discussed in class.
  • THD
    171
    .
    Design for the Theatre
    4 credits
    Introduction to the design of the physical environment in the theatre. Consideration of scenery, costume, lighting and sound for live performance; their unifying aesthetic principles and distinctions. Culminates in class presentation of student designs for particular plays.
  • THD
    *
    232
    .
    Directing
    4 credits
    THD 125
    Study of basic procedures for the director: script analysis, communication and working with actors, and technical use of the stage. Students direct one or two short scenes emphasizing script analysis and the director’s collaboration with actors.
  • THD
    240
    .
    Modern Dance II Intermediate
    1 credit
    THD 140 or Permission
    Continuation of Modern Dance I. Emphasis on movement patterns and development of body alignment. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    242
    .
    Tap Dance II Intermediate
    1 credit
    THD 142 or Permission
    Continued exploration into rhythms and steps basic to the art form of tap dancing. Study of terminology and technique. Intermediate tap routines with intermediate progressions. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    243
    .
    Yoga II - The Experience
    1 credit
    Yoga complements the dancer as well as the human being in many ways, particularly in the physical realm. Slow stretching and breathing increase flexibility and awareness, and restore tone and vitality. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    244
    .
    Ballet II Intermediate
    1 credit
    Permission
    Continuation of Ballet I. Development of ballet combinations and concentration on body alignment. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    245
    .
    Jazz Dance II Intermediate
    1 credit
    THD 145 or Permission
    Continuation of Jazz Dance I with emphasis on rhythmic patterns, intermediate steps and body isolations. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    *
    261
    .
    Great Ages of Theatre I
    4 credits
    Survey of the physical structure, production methods and styles of theatre and the cultures that produced them from their beginnings to the Elizabethan Period. Considers primitive rituals and Eastern Theatre as well as Western Theatre. Includes reading representative plays and their place in the theatrical development of the period.
  • THD
    *
    262
    .
    Great Ages of Theatre II
    4 credits
    Survey of the physical structure, production methods and styles of theatre and the cultures that produced them from Elizabethan England to the Modern Period. Considers Renaissance Spain and France, Restoration England, and Baroque and Romantic Europe through the Modern Theatre. Includes the reading of representative plays and their place in the theatrical development of the period.
  • THD
    263
    .
    Modern Drama
    4 credits
    Survey of major plays written and produced in last 100 years. From Isben, Shaw and Chekhov through Williams, Miller, Beckett and Albee. Consideration given to staging.
  • THD
    *
    271
    .
    Scene Design
    4 credits
    Exploration of scenery as a tool for expression in live performance. Exploration of visualization of the intellectual concept of a production, research for scenic design development, advanced presentation techniques. Culminates in assembly of a portfolio of scenic designs for plays chosen by the student from approved list.
  • THD
    *
    272
    .
    Lighting Design
    4 credits
    Exploration of lighting as an expressive tool in live performance. Intensive work in color theory, distribution, intensity, focus, and motion with light; advanced presentation techniques. Culminates in a student presentation of selected lighting moments for a play chosen by the student from approved list.
  • THD
    *
    273
    .
    Costume Design
    4 credits
    Exploration of costumes as an expressive tool in live performance. Intensive work in color theory, line, mass, texture; survey of historical fashion; advanced presentation techniques. Culminates in assembly of a portfolio of student renderings for plays chosen by the student from approved list.
  • THD
    *
    274
    .
    Sound Design
    4 credits
    Exploration of sound as an expressive tool in live performance. Gives students an understanding of the science, technology and historic usage of sound in theatre. Emphasis in script analysis and design and production process.
  • THD
    *
    275
    .
    Stage Management
    4 credits
    Study of the basic procedures for the stage manager: organization skills, communication skills, supervisory skills, scheduling, budgeting and theatre technology as they pertain to the stage manager.
  • THD
    *
    276
    .
    Scene Painting
    4 credits
    Learn basic scene painting techniques such as marble, stone work and wood grains and apply them to scene painting projects. Course culminates in a major project including multiple techniques.
  • THD
    280
    .
    Topics in Theatre and Dance
    4 credits
    Special topics and projects selected by instructor. Background prerequisites vary with selections.
  • THD
    *
    292
    .
    Playwriting
    4 credits
    Permission
    Students write several brief etudes in addition to writing and revising a more substantial script. The course uses staged readings and feedback from actors and audience members to help students learn the craft of writing for performance. Emphasizes revision and collaboration in the production process. May be repeated once for credit.
  • THD
    *
    299
    .
    Independent Study
    1-4 credits
    Permission
    Supervised reading, research or projects.
  • THD
    *
    325T
    .
    Theatre Studio: Acting
    2-4 credits
    THD 125 and Permission
    Advanced participation as an actor cast in a public performance of a theatre production under the direction of a faculty supervisor. The student must be cast in a major role, submit a written character analysis and journal of rehearsals and performances of that role. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    *
    326
    .
    Meisner Activity Exercise
    4 credits
    Continuation of THD 125 through in-depth work with the Meisner Activity Exercise. The interdependent steps of the activity exercise reinforces the process of really doing something with a purpose and deepens the actor’s sense of creating truthful behavior on stage.
  • THD
    *
    327
    .
    Meisner Action Exercise
    4 credits
    Continuation of THD 125 through exploration of the Meisner Nursery Rhyme Exercise to help deepen the concept of justifying words and playing actions.
  • THD
    *
    332
    .
    Intermediate Directing
    4 credits
    THD 232
    Continuation of THD 232. Principles and techniques of stage directing culminating in the analysis, casting and direction of a one-act play for public presentation.
  • THD
    *
    371T
    .
    Theatre Studio: Scenery
    2-4 credits
    THD 271 and Permission
    Advanced tutorial in scenic design. Students responsible for all research materials, production drawings, models, plots and schedules for a theatre or dance production working in close consultation with a faculty member. Culminates in the realization of a scenic environment for a public performance and a written analysis of the project. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    *
    385-*386
    .
    Practicum
    4 credits each
    Permission
    Study-work participation in community institutions, schools or professional organizations combined with faculty supervision. Practical experience in teaching, directing or performance of theatre and dance. Culminates in written report.
  • THD
    *
    399
    .
    Independent Study
    1-4 credits
    Permission
    Supervised reading, research or projects.
  • THD
    *
    432T
    .
    Theatre Studio: Directing
    2-4 credits
    THD 232 and Permission
    Advanced tutorial in the principles and techniques of stage directing culminating in the analysis, casting and directing of a full-length play.
  • THD
    *
    480
    .
    Topics in Theatre and Dance
    4 credits
    Special topics and projects selected by the instructor. Background prerequisites vary with selections.
  • THD
    *
    499
    .
    Independent Study
    1-4 credits
    Permission
    Supervised reading, research or projects.
  • THD
    *
    500
    .
    Senior Thesis
    4 credits
    Permission
    Students with honors in Theatre and Dance must complete a Senior Thesis, approved and directed by the Department.
  • THD
    125
    .
    Acting
    4 credits
    Introduction to acting through participation in exercises which emphasize moment-to-moment acting from the actor’s impulse in contact with a partner. Culminates with class performance.
  • THD
    140
    .
    Modern Dance I Beginning
    1 credit
    Development of modern dance as a performing art. Movement exploration exercises and beginning techniques of modern dance. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    141
    .
    Social Dance
    1 credit
    Application of basic steps and variations of the cha cha, Charleston, jitterbug, polka and waltz.
  • THD
    142
    .
    Tap Dance I Beginning
    1 credit
    Elementary exploration of rhythms and steps basic to the art form of tap dancing. Study of terminology and technique. Beginning tap routines with elementary progressions. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    143
    .
    Yoga I - The Experience
    1 credit
    Yoga complements the dancer as well as the human being in many ways, particularly in the physical realm. Slow stretching and breathing increase flexibility and awareness, and restore tone and vitality. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    144
    .
    Ballet I Beginning
    1 credit
    Development of ballet as a performing art. Build strength and develop body carriage/posture and learn basic techniques of ballet. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    145
    .
    Jazz Dance I Beginning
    1 credit
    Development of jazz dance as a performing art. Principles of basic jazz dance. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    146
    .
    Dance/Theatre Experience
    4 credits
    Investigation of dance as an art form. Involves movement awareness, improvisation, exploratory exercises and movement games designed to build trust. Collaboration with class members to create a performance atmosphere is an integral part of the course. Students design environments dealing with the theatrical aspect of dance.
  • THD
    147
    .
    Techniques of the Male Repertoire
    1 credit
    Development of the male repertoire of dance as a performing art. Building strength, developing body carriage/posture, and learning the skills of the specific male repertoire of movement. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    148
    .
    Highland Dance I
    1 credit
    Introduction to basic movements, steps and terminology of Highland Dance. Emphasis on fundamentals of footwork and introduction to history and cultural background of Scottish dances. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    149
    .
    Pointe I Beginning
    1 credit
    THD 144 or Permission
    Development of classical ballet skill techniques en pointe. Principles of beginning pointe technique are displayed and discussed. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    150
    .
    Theatre Company
    1 credit
    Participation in acting and technical work on departmental productions with actual rehearsal and performance. May be elected more than once for credit.
  • THD
    151
    .
    Alma College Dance Company
    1 credit
    Permission/Audition only
    Participation in dance concerts throughout the term. Opportunities for choreography, performance and organizational planning. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    152
    .
    Theatre Administration
    1 credit
    Participation in business areas required to create, manage and address audience needs for all departmental productions: publicity, programs, box office and house management. May be elected more than once for credit.
  • THD
    170
    .
    Theatre Crafts
    4 credits
    Introduction to the terminology, technology and techniques of technical production in the performing arts. Laboratory sessions in the theatre, workshops and backstage assignments on department productions ensure practice of the topics discussed in class.
  • THD
    171
    .
    Design for the Theatre
    4 credits
    Introduction to the design of the physical environment in the theatre. Consideration of scenery, costume, lighting and sound for live performance; their unifying aesthetic principles and distinctions. Culminates in class presentation of student designs for particular plays.
  • THD
    199
    .
    Independent Study
    1-4 credits
    Permission
    Supervised reading, research or projects.
  • THD
    201
    .
    Choreography I
    4 credits
    Analysis of choreographic styles. Principles of various choreographers examined and experienced. Development of individual skills for choreographing.
  • THD
    211
    .
    Partnering
    1 credit
    Permission
    Introduction to partnering through participation in exercises in a hands-on environment. Build strength, develop body awareness, learn specific partnering skills. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    220
    .
    Creative Movement for Children
    4 credits
    Sophomore Standing
    Exploration of movement as a means to improve communication, body/kinetic awareness, creative expression and perceptual-motor development. Focuses on the learning/teaching process, creativity, dance materials, methods and lesson planning. Observation and assisting in elementary school classrooms to facilitate student understanding of components listed above.
  • THD
    *
    225
    .
    Intermediate Acting
    4 credits
    THD 125
    Continuation of THD 125 through exercises and scene study with emphasis on actions, objectives and characterization. Exercises and character analysis with scenes from the “Realists” and “Post-Realists.”
  • THD
    *
    226
    .
    Voice and Language on Stage
    4 credits
    Development and training of the student actor’s vocal instrument for theatrical performance. Principles and exercises to free, develop and strengthen the actor’s voice.
  • THD
    *
    227
    .
    Stage Combat
    4 credits
    Study of the art of physical combat in a theatrical setting using the Society of American Fight Director’s guidelines. Focus is on performing a hand to hand combat scene and a rapier fight scene.
  • THD
    *
    232
    .
    Directing
    4 credits
    THD 125
    Study of basic procedures for the director: script analysis, communication and working with actors, and technical use of the stage. Students direct one or two short scenes emphasizing script analysis and the director’s collaboration with actors.
  • THD
    240
    .
    Modern Dance II Intermediate
    1 credit
    THD 140 or Permission
    Continuation of Modern Dance I. Emphasis on movement patterns and development of body alignment. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    242
    .
    Tap Dance II Intermediate
    1 credit
    THD 142 or Permission
    Continued exploration into rhythms and steps basic to the art form of tap dancing. Study of terminology and technique. Intermediate tap routines with intermediate progressions. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    243
    .
    Yoga II - The Experience
    1 credit
    Yoga complements the dancer as well as the human being in many ways, particularly in the physical realm. Slow stretching and breathing increase flexibility and awareness, and restore tone and vitality. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    244
    .
    Ballet II Intermediate
    1 credit
    Permission
    Continuation of Ballet I. Development of ballet combinations and concentration on body alignment. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    245
    .
    Jazz Dance II Intermediate
    1 credit
    THD 145 or Permission
    Continuation of Jazz Dance I with emphasis on rhythmic patterns, intermediate steps and body isolations. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    *
    246
    .
    The World of Theatre I
    2 credits
    7-week course
    Introduction to the theatre as a unique artistic activity which reflects and transforms life experiences by shaping them into popular theatre forms: comedy, farce, tragedy and melodrama.
  • THD
    *
    247
    .
    The World of Theatre II
    2 credits
    7-week course
    Consideration of the work of those who create the theatre event: actor, playwright, director and designer. The theatre experience as a communal experience resulting from collaboration of artists in dynamic interaction with audience.
  • THD
    248
    .
    Highland Dance II
    1 credit
    THD 148 or Permission
    Continuation of Highland Dance I. Technical accuracy, style and conditioning stressed. Emphasis on performance preparation. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    249
    .
    Pointe II Intermediate
    1 credit
    THD 149 or Permission
    Continued development of classical ballet skill technique en pointe. Principles of intermediate pointe technique are displayed and discussed. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    *
    261
    .
    Great Ages of Theatre I
    4 credits
    Survey of the physical structure, production methods and styles of theatre and the cultures that produced them from their beginnings to the Elizabethan Period. Considers primitive rituals and Eastern Theatre as well as Western Theatre. Includes reading representative plays and their place in the theatrical development of the period.
  • THD
    *
    262
    .
    Great Ages of Theatre II
    4 credits
    Survey of the physical structure, production methods and styles of theatre and the cultures that produced them from Elizabethan England to the Modern Period. Considers Renaissance Spain and France, Restoration England, and Baroque and Romantic Europe through the Modern Theatre. Includes the reading of representative plays and their place in the theatrical development of the period.
  • THD
    263
    .
    Modern Drama
    4 credits
    Survey of major plays written and produced in last 100 years. From Isben, Shaw and Chekhov through Williams, Miller, Beckett and Albee. Consideration given to staging.
  • THD
    *
    271
    .
    Scene Design
    4 credits
    Exploration of scenery as a tool for expression in live performance. Exploration of visualization of the intellectual concept of a production, research for scenic design development, advanced presentation techniques. Culminates in assembly of a portfolio of scenic designs for plays chosen by the student from approved list.
  • THD
    *
    272
    .
    Lighting Design
    4 credits
    Exploration of lighting as an expressive tool in live performance. Intensive work in color theory, distribution, intensity, focus, and motion with light; advanced presentation techniques. Culminates in a student presentation of selected lighting moments for a play chosen by the student from approved list.
  • THD
    *
    273
    .
    Costume Design
    4 credits
    Exploration of costumes as an expressive tool in live performance. Intensive work in color theory, line, mass, texture; survey of historical fashion; advanced presentation techniques. Culminates in assembly of a portfolio of student renderings for plays chosen by the student from approved list.
  • THD
    *
    274
    .
    Sound Design
    4 credits
    Exploration of sound as an expressive tool in live performance. Gives students an understanding of the science, technology and historic usage of sound in theatre. Emphasis in script analysis and design and production process.
  • THD
    *
    275
    .
    Stage Management
    4 credits
    Study of the basic procedures for the stage manager: organization skills, communication skills, supervisory skills, scheduling, budgeting and theatre technology as they pertain to the stage manager.
  • THD
    *
    276
    .
    Scene Painting
    4 credits
    Learn basic scene painting techniques such as marble, stone work and wood grains and apply them to scene painting projects. Course culminates in a major project including multiple techniques.
  • THD
    280
    .
    Topics in Theatre and Dance
    4 credits
    Special topics and projects selected by instructor. Background prerequisites vary with selections.
  • THD
    *
    292
    .
    Playwriting
    4 credits
    Permission
    Students write several brief etudes in addition to writing and revising a more substantial script. The course uses staged readings and feedback from actors and audience members to help students learn the craft of writing for performance. Emphasizes revision and collaboration in the production process. May be repeated once for credit.
  • THD
    *
    299
    .
    Independent Study
    1-4 credits
    Permission
    Supervised reading, research or projects.
  • THD
    *
    301
    .
    Choreography II
    4 credits
    THD 201 or Permission
    Further investigation of the analysis of choreographic styles. Continued development of individual skills for choreographing.
  • THD
    *
    325T
    .
    Theatre Studio: Acting
    2-4 credits
    THD 125 and Permission
    Advanced participation as an actor cast in a public performance of a theatre production under the direction of a faculty supervisor. The student must be cast in a major role, submit a written character analysis and journal of rehearsals and performances of that role. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    *
    326
    .
    Meisner Activity Exercise
    4 credits
    Continuation of THD 125 through in-depth work with the Meisner Activity Exercise. The interdependent steps of the activity exercise reinforces the process of really doing something with a purpose and deepens the actor’s sense of creating truthful behavior on stage.
  • THD
    *
    327
    .
    Meisner Action Exercise
    4 credits
    Continuation of THD 125 through exploration of the Meisner Nursery Rhyme Exercise to help deepen the concept of justifying words and playing actions.
  • THD
    *
    332
    .
    Intermediate Directing
    4 credits
    THD 232
    Continuation of THD 232. Principles and techniques of stage directing culminating in the analysis, casting and direction of a one-act play for public presentation.
  • THD
    *
    340
    .
    Modern Dance III Advanced
    1 credit
    THD 240 or Permission
    Continuation of Modern Dance II. Emphasis on refinement of performance techniques, style and improvisation. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    *
    342
    .
    Tap Dance III Advanced
    1 credit
    THD 242 or Permission
    Continued exploration into rhythms and steps basic to the art form of tap dancing. Study of terminology and technique. Advanced tap routines with advanced progressions. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    343
    .
    Yoga III - The Experience
    1 credit
    Yoga complements the dancer as well as the human being in many ways, particularly in the physical realm. Slow stretching and breathing increase flexibility and awareness, and restore tone and vitality. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    *
    344
    .
    Ballet III Advanced
    2 credits
    Permission
    Continuation of Ballet II. Emphasis on further development of style and technique. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    *
    345
    .
    Jazz III Advanced
    1 credit
    THD 245 or Permission
    Continuation of Jazz Dance II with emphasis on advanced rhythmic patterns and isolations. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    *
    346
    .
    Dance/Theatre Trip
    4 credits
    Permission
    In-depth investigation and exploration of various dance and theatre forms. Opportunities to witness professional dance companies and theatre companies, attending performances and touring backstage. Historical backgrounds and current trends in dance and theatre examined. Journal, critiques and final paper. Trips have included London, New York, and Toronto.
  • THD
    *
    347
    .
    Dance Criticism
    4 credits
    Sophomore Standing
    Introduction to the history of dance criticism as well as philosophies of early dance critics. Review dance films, video tape recordings and actual performances and evaluate each in the various critical styles. Investigate the structure and function of historical, recreative and judicial criticism, and review dance critics of today and their influence upon the dance world.
  • THD
    *
    349
    .
    Pointe III Advanced
    1 credit
    THD 149, 249 or Permission
    Continued development of classical ballet skill technique en pointe. Principles of advanced pointe displayed and discussed. Includes classical variations en pointe. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    *
    350
    .
    Dance History I
    4 credits
    Survey of culture, styles and methods of dance from its beginnings until the end of the Baroque period. Primitive rituals and liturgical, theatrical, Western and non-Western dance forms.
  • THD
    *
    351
    .
    Dance History II
    4 credits
    Survey of culture, styles and methods of dance from the Baroque period to the Modern period. Ethnic, concert and interpretative forms. Emphasis on theatrical ballet and 20th century contemporary dance.
  • THD
    *
    371T
    .
    Theatre Studio: Scenery
    2-4 credits
    THD 271 and Permission
    Advanced tutorial in scenic design. Students responsible for all research materials, production drawings, models, plots and schedules for a theatre or dance production working in close consultation with a faculty member. Culminates in the realization of a scenic environment for a public performance and a written analysis of the project. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    *
    372T
    .
    Theatre Studio: Lighting
    2-4 credits
    THD 272 and Permission
    Advanced tutorial in lighting design. Students responsible for all research materials, production drawings, plots and schedules for a theatre or dance production working in close consultation with a faculty member. Culminates in the realization of the lighting atmosphere for a public performance and a written analysis of the project. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    *
    375T
    .
    Theatre Studio: Management
    2-4 credits
    THD 170 and Permission
    Advanced participation as a stage manager of a theatre production under the tutelage of a faculty supervisor. Students organize and run auditions, rehearsals, technical rehearsals and performances of a major production for public performance. May be repeated for credit.
  • THD
    *
    385-*386
    .
    Practicum
    4 credits each
    Permission
    Study-work participation in community institutions, schools or professional organizations combined with faculty supervision. Practical experience in teaching, directing or performance of theatre and dance. Culminates in written report.
  • THD
    *
    399
    .
    Independent Study
    1-4 credits
    Permission
    Supervised reading, research or projects.
  • THD
    *
    432T
    .
    Theatre Studio: Directing
    2-4 credits
    THD 232 and Permission
    Advanced tutorial in the principles and techniques of stage directing culminating in the analysis, casting and directing of a full-length play.
  • THD
    *
    480
    .
    Topics in Theatre and Dance
    4 credits
    Special topics and projects selected by the instructor. Background prerequisites vary with selections.
  • THD
    *
    499
    .
    Independent Study
    1-4 credits
    Permission
    Supervised reading, research or projects.
  • THD
    *
    500
    .
    Senior Thesis
    4 credits
    Permission
    Students with honors in Theatre and Dance must complete a Senior Thesis, approved and directed by the Department.