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Undergraduate Catalog :: Lincoln Campus

Theatre

THE 104: Introduction to Technical Theatre

Credits: 3:0:3
This is an introductory course that deals with different aspects of technical theatre. The course will examine the areas of lighting, scenery, costumes, and properties. Practical experience is emphasized, with the student being expected to participate in the technical production of college plays.

THE 105: Theatre Appreciation (F1 907)

Credits: 3:0:3
This is an introductory survey of theatre/drama as a performing art form. The course includes study and analysis of historical, social, aesthetic, and technical aspects of traditional and contemporary theatrical/dramatic expression.

THE 106: Introduction to the Theatre (F1 908)

Credits: 3:0:3
This course stresses appreciation of theatre as one of the living arts. It surveys theatre history and dramatic theory from the Greeks to the present. It includes lectures and films on the major playwrights and their works, and at least two live theatre productions are recommended.

THE 111: Acting I

Credits: 3:0:3
This course provides a workshop covering the basic skills and concepts of acting, including an exploration of the actor’s internal (psychological-emotional) resources through exercises, discussions, and performance projects and utilization of effective vocal and physical techniques.

THE 112: Acting II

Credits: 3:0:3
This course is a continuation of THE 111 and an introduction to analysis, rehearsal, characterization, style, and performance of representative scripts.
Prerequisite: THE 111

THE 204: Stagecraft

Credits: 3:0:3
This is an advanced course dealing specifically with scenery construction. Scene design and drafting techniques are stressed. The student receives practical experience in construction and is expected to participate in the technical productions of college plays.

THE 211: Fundamentals of Directing

Credits: 3:0:3
This course introduces the art and craft of directing. The emphasis is on script analysis, basic directing technique(s), and practical experience directing scene work.
Prerequisite: THE 112

Theatre/Dramatic Activities

Up to one semester hour of credit per semester is granted to students who participate in any aspect of the productions of Lincoln College.

THE 305: Theatre History I

Credits: 3:0:3
Effects of social, political, religious and aesthetic forces upon the development of the theatre during pivotal moments is civilization, from the prehistoric era to the 17th Century. Attention given to the development of theatre as an art form.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor

THE 306: Theatre History II

Credits: 3:0:3
Effects of social, political, religious and aesthetic forces upon the development of the theatre during pivotal moments in civilization, from Restoration Drama to the present. Attention given to the development of theatre as an art form.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor.

THE 307: Theatre Lab I

Credits: 1:0:1
Practical experience in department productions and weekly sessions covering professional preparation. Topics include auditions, resumes, headshots, portfolios, job searchers, and interviews.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor.

THE 308: Theatre Lab II

Credits: 1:0:1
Practical experience in department productions and weekly sessions covering professional preparation. Topics include auditions, resumes, headshots, portfolios, job searchers, and interviews.
Prerequisite: THE 307 (Lab I)

THE 311: Voice and Diction

Credits: 3:0:3
A continuation of the work begun in Acting II with a focus on vocal production. Emphasis on developing an audible, resonant voice; clear diction; and a relaxed and properly aligned body, all in the context of acting/performance.
Prerequisite: THE 112

THE 313: Stage Management

Credits: 3:0:3
An examination of the role and functions of a stage manager in a theatrical setting. Special emphasis will be placed on the communicative function of a stage manager and the promptbook.
Prerequisite: Junior/Senior Standing.

THE 345: Costuming and Stage Make-up

Credits: 3:0:3
Fundamentals in design and use of stage theatrical makeup and costumes. Students will execute makeup designs using basic techniques and progressing to more challenging makeup styles. As well as exploration of costume design fundamentals, including costume history, research, play analysis, fabric selection, and construction basics.
Prerequisite: Junior or Senior or permission of instructor.

THE 347: Sound Design and Production

Credits: 3:0:3
An introduction to sound design as used in theatre. This course will cover basic sound theory, sound mediums, technology, manipulation and design of sound plots.
Prerequisite: THE 104 or THE 204

THE 349: Theatre Management

Credits: 3:0:3
An overview of theatre producing, audience development, publicity, fund raising, business management, arts management principles, and organization.
Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing or permission of instructor.

THE 371: Script Analysis

Credits: 3:0:3
This course is designed to teach the student how to analyze play scripts in terms of and in preparation for performance and production, regardless of theatrical specialization. The student will learn basic concepts and terminology associated with dramatic literature and examine several genres and their traits.
Prerequisite: THE 111

THE 403: Senior Project

Credits: 3:0:3
This course is designed to be a capstone to the students’ theatre training. Students will assume leadership positions in a department production. Positions could include director, assistant director, dramaturge, designer, technical director, and the like.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

THE 407: Theatre Lab III

Credits: 3:0:3
Practical experience in department productions and weekly sessions covering professional preparation. Topics could include auditions, resumes, head shots, portfolios, job searchers, and interviews.
Prerequisite: THE 308 (Lab 2)

THE 408: Theatre Lab IV

Credits: 1:0:1
Practical experience in department productions and weekly sessions covering professional preparation. Topics include auditions, resumes, head shots, portfolios, job searchers, and interviews.
Prerequisite: THE 407 (Lab 3)

THE 411: Acting Styles

Credits: 3:0:3
This course is designed to deepen the student’s understanding of acting, including the understanding of the major acting periods and styles of theatre history, through a series of demonstrations, techniques, and research methods. The student will research, analyze and present acting scenes/monologues from various theatrical periods.
Prerequisite: THE 112

THE 413: Advanced Directing

Credits: 3:0:3
Readings in theory, analysis of scripts and practice in directing plays for their oral and visual value as theatre. Each student directs a one-act play intended for public performance.
Prerequisite: THE 211

THE 445: Theatre Design

Credits: 3:0:3
An introductory course in the theory, process, and techniques of set, lighting, sound, and costume design. Topics could include: the principles of dynamics of design, the development of a design concept, script analysis from the designer’s perspective, drafting and rendering techniques, color, sound, and style.
Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing or permission of instructor

THE 471: Modern Drama and Performance

Credits: 3:0:3
Analysis and discussion of drama from the Modern period to present, emphasizing major theatrical developments and could include such authors as Chekhov, O’Neill, Brecht, Churchill, Beckett, Mamet, Wilson, and contemporary playwrights.
Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing or permission of instructor

THE 491: Internship

Credits: 0:0:3
Students will work in a theatre setting in a variety of theatrical roles as coordinated through the department.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.