Theatre Arts Courses
TA103 Basic Principles of Theatre. 3 hours. An introduction to the art of theatre including an introduction to both classic and modern plays, analysis and criticism of the plays, and an examination of the roles of the director, the actor, the designer, and the technician. Fulfills "Fine Arts" requirement.
TA111 Acting I. 3 hours. This course introduces students to the craft of realistic acting focusing on the theory and practices originated by Constantin Stanislavski and his followers in the U.S. Students will read and practice exercises developed by the masters, applying them to individual exercises and scene work. Fulfills FINE ARTS requirement. 12/11
TA113 Script Analysis. 3 hours. This course focuses on the analysis of play scripts with an emphasis on developing insights for theatre practitioners: designers, actors, and directors. Fulfills "Fine Arts" requirement.
TA384 Theatre History I. 3 hours. A study of theatrical history and drama from the golden age of Greece through the Renaissance. Prerequisite: TA103; or instructor's permission.
TA386 Theatre History II. 3 hours. A study of theatrical history and drama from the Restoration through today. Prerequisite: TA103; or instructor's permission.
TA388 Dramatic Literature and Criticism. 3 hours. The study of dramatic literature from the golden age of Greece through today with an emphasis on 20th century drama. Fulfills HUMANITIES requirement. Prerequisite: TA113 or instructor's permission. 12/11