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Department of Communication Studies and Theatre

Ramesh Rao, Chair

Cecelia Culler, Secretary

Faculty

Pamela Arkin, M.F.A., Associate Professor of Theatre
Eric Koger, M.F.A., Assistant Professor of Theatre
Gene Muto, M.F.A., D.A., Professor of Theatre
Patt Ness, M.F.A., Associate Professor of Theatre
Ramesh Rao, Ph.D., Professor of Communication Studies
Lucinda Sinclair, Ph. D. Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
William Stuart, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Pamela Tracy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Communication Studies & Director of Women’s Studies

COMMUNICATION STUDIES PROGRAM

MISSION STATEMENT

In order to provide a cohesive body of knowledge in the areas of Communication Theory, Research, and Practice, the Communication Studies Program at Longwood is committed to excellence in teaching, the advancement of knowledge in theory and technology, cultural enrichment, preparation for graduate study, and preparation for professional careers in the field. Through a wide variety of courses, which are specific to Communication Studies and interdisciplinary, we offer a program of study that is cooperative in nature with other departments and other schools within Longwood.

Communication Studies Major, B.A. Degree

A. General Education Core Requirements/41 credits.

B. Additional Degree Requirements/6 credits.

C. Major Requirements/38 credits.

Majors must complete all 26 credits of the Communication Studies Core, plus 12 credits of Communication Studies Electives. (See 1 and 2 below.)

1. Communication Studies Core/26 credits.

COMM 101 Oral Communication/3 credits
COMM 200 Fundamentals of Communication/3 credits
COMM 300 Communication Research Methods/3 credits
COMM 310 Interpersonal Communication/3 credits
COMM 320 Mass Media Theory and Effects/3 credits
COMM 400 Legal and Ethical Communication/3 credits
COMM 410 Communication Technologies/3 credits
COMM 461 Senior Thesis/3 credits
COMM 492 Communication Internship/3 credits
(one credit of COMM 492 satisfies General Education Goal 15)

2. Communication Studies Electives/12 credits.

(Please check the Undergraduate Catalog for prerequisites for courses in other departments.)

ART 120 Foundations of Contemporary Design/4 credits
ART 155 Basic Processes and Principles of Photography/3 credits
ART 225 Graphic Art Production I/3 credits
ART 322 Graphic Design II/3 credits
ART 327 Graphic Art Production II/3 credits
ART 355 Manipulation and Color in Photography/3 credits
ART 455 Electronic Photography/3 credits
ART 456 Photography Studio/3 credits
COMM 318 Broadcast Journalism/3 credits
COMM 330 Small Group Dynamics/3 credits
COMM 340 Nonverbal and Visual Communication/3 credits
COMM 350 Rhetoric and Persuasion/3 credits
COMM 360 Organizational and Professional Communication/3 credits
COMM 420 Intercultural Communication and Conflict/3 credits
COMM 470 Gender and Communication/3 credits
COMM 495 Special Topics In Communication Studies/1-3 credits
ENGL 210 Introduction to Journalism/3 credits
ENGL 213 Writing Non-Fiction/3 credits
ENGL 214 Technical Writing/3 credits
ENGL 258 Women and Film/3 credits
ENGL 350 Intro to Linguistics/3 credits
ENGL 470 Professional Writing/3 credits
MARK 280 Fundamentals of Marketing/3 credits
MARK 480 Advertising/3 credits
CIMS 170 Management Information Systems/3 credits
MANG 291 Business Communication/3 credits
THEA 215 Voice and Movement I/3 credits

D. Required Minor/18-24 credits.

All Communication Studies majors must have a minor from another area unless they have a double major, which will substitute for the required minor field of study. The minor must be made in consultation with the faculty advisor.

E. General Electives/11 - 17 Credits.

F. Total credits required for the B.A. in Communication Studies - 120

Minor Communication Studies

18 Credit hours including:

COMM 101 Oral Communication/3 credits
COMM 200 Fundamentals of Communication/3 credits

And a selection of 12 credit hours from among the following courses:

COMM 300 Advanced Communication Theory and Research/3 credits
COMM 310 Interpersonal Communication/3 credits
COMM 318 Broadcast Journalism/3 credits
COMM 330 Small Group Dynamics/3 credits
COMM 340 Nonverbal and Visual Communication/3 credits
COMM 350 Rhetoric and Persuasion/3 credits
COMM 360 Organizational Communication/3 credits
COMM 400 Legal and Ethical Communication/3 credits
COMM 410 Communication Technologies/3 credits
COMM 420 Intercultural Communication/3 credits
COMM 430 Crisis Communication/3 credits
COMM 470 Gender and Communication/3 credits
CIMS 291 Business Communications/3 credits

COMMUNICATION STUDIES COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

General Education Course *
Writing Intensive Course **

ENGL 150, COMM 101 and COMM 200 (with grades of C or better in each) are prerequisite to all 300- and 400-level Communication Studies Courses

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 101. Oral Communication. Introduces students to the basic concepts of human communication, with special emphasis placed on competencies in oral communication. 3 credits.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 200. Fundamentals of Communication. Introduces students to communication as an academic discipline by exploring how meaning is created and shared in multiple contexts such as: intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group, organizational, public, mass mediated, and intercultural. Fundamental theories from each context are covered. Prerequisite: COMM 101 (with a grade of C- or better) 3 credits.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 292. Internship in Communication Studies. A semester-long, on-the-job learning experience designed to apply the principles of communication studies. 1-18 credits.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 295. Special Topics in Communication Studies. Selected topics in communication studies. The topics may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit when topics change. 1-3 credits.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 300. Communication Research Methods. Explores communication research processes including philosophical underpinnings, qualitative and quantitative methods, and data analysis. Students learn to become competent researchers and critics of scholarship. 3 credits.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 310. Interpersonal Communication. This course will examine various communication patterns including nonverbal and intercultural communication. Students will study theories and concepts through text readings, class activities, and lectures. Students will understand that people, even if witnessing similar sights, may have different perspectives. 3 credits. **

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 311, 312. Studies Abroad. Primarily intended for transfer of credit earned abroad in courses in communications studies. 1-18 credits.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 318. Broadcast Journalism. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the world of broadcasting, providing both hands-on experience in front and behind the microphone and camera, and a working knowledge of the important theoretical and practical issues related to a broadcasting career. 3 credits.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 320. Mass Media Theory and Effects. Explores the influences and limitations of the media in American society. Emphasis on theoretical and empirical explanations of both the impact of media on society and of society on the media. Students design and conduct a media effects research project. 3 credits. **

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 330. Small Group Communication. Examines the complex personal and communication dynamics of small groups. Topics include leadership, influence, conflict, task management, organization, interdependence, and others. Students actively participate in group projects and meetings to demonstrate successful small group techniques. 3 credits.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 340. Nonverbal and Visual Communication. Theory, research, and practice into the realm of intentional and unintentional nonverbal communication. Study of unspoken communication genres includes kinesic, affective, ocular, haptic, paralinguistic, proximic, environmental, chronemic, and artifactual. Exploration of semiotics and other visual communication areas. 3 credits.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 350. Rhetoric and Persuasion. Theory, research, and practice into the areas of rhetoric and persuasion. Study of the power and limitations of persuasion, coercion, influence, and argumentation. Topics range from ancient concepts of rhetoric to modern advertisements. 3 credits.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 360. Organizationall Communication. Study and practice of organizational structures and professional communication. Issues such as public relations, corporate impression management, damage control and crisis management, networks, management styles, task groups, information systems, and others will be addressed. Students will make professional presentations and write professional documents such as resumes, business letters, company reports, and press releases. 3 credits.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 390. Directed or Independent Study Must be approved by the head of the department. Maybe repeated as 391. 1-18 credits.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 392. Internship in Communication Studies. A semester-long, on-the-job learning experience designed to apply the principles of communication studies. 1-18 credits.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 400. Legal and Ethical Communication. Challenges students to consider the legal and ethical ramifications of various types of communication. Topics include freedom of speech, libel, sedition, obscenity, provocation, hate speech, invasion of privacy, verbal aggression, mass hysteria, and others. 3 credits. **

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 410. Communication Technologies. Theory, research, and practical application of new communication technologies. Explores the impact of various communication technologies on individuals and society. Students also are trained in the use of communication technologies in order to complete an applied project. 3 credits.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 420. Intercultural Communication. A study of intercultural communication in the classroom and business worlds, defining and identifying the different cultures at work in our society, exploring the problems resulting from poor intercultural communication, and finding ways to improve communication between differing cultures. 3 credits. **

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 430. Crisis Communication. Introduces students to the study of crisis communication. The course addresses key issues including threat assessment, crisis plans, and strategies for handling crises when they occur. 3 credits.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 461. Senior Seminar. A capstone course designed to help students prepare for commencement. It is structured as a seminar/tutorial, culminating in the creation of an undergraduate thesis, review for an exit exam in communications theory and communications technologies, assembling of a portfolio, completion of a professional resume, and the creation of a personal web site. 3 credits. **

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 470. Gender and Communication. Study of advanced communication theories and research focusing on the relationships among gender identity and communication in the following communication contexts: organizations, interpersonal relationships, family, mass media and popular culture, education and health. 3 credits. **

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 490. Directed or Independent Study. Must be approved by the head of the department. 1-18 credits.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 492. Communication Internship. Directed practicum of experiential learning in a professional setting. Students perform relevant task to the discipline and profession. An internship contract must be agreed upon by the professional supervisor, faculty advisor, and student. Prerequisite: Completion of 24 credits in Communication Studies with a minimum gpa of 2.5. 3 credits.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 495. Special Topics in Communication Studies. Selected topics in communication studies. The topics may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit when topics change. 1-3 credits.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 498. Honors Research in Communication Studies. Students conduct research in communications studies under the direction of a faculty member and the Senior Honors Research Committee. May be repeated as 499. 3 credits.

300 and 400 level Communication Studies Electives (Please see the Undergraduate Catalog for descriptions of Communication Studies Electives in other departments.)

THEATRE PROGRAM

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre

MISSION STATEMENT

In order to provide a cohesive body of knowledge in the various fields of performance art, the Department of Communication Studies and Theatre at Longwood is committed to excellence in teaching, advancement of knowledge, and cultural enrichment. To this end, the Department provides two programs of study: Traditional Liberal Arts Studies in Theatre and Pre-professional Training for Theatre Practitioners.

Theatre in the Liberal Arts

BACHELOR OF ARTS

in Visual and Performing Arts

Concentration in Theatre

Applied Theatre Generalist

That the study of Theatre is integral to the Liberal Arts is beyond question. Before there were studies in history, language, technology, or psychology, there was theatrical performance. Through song, dance, and mimesis prehistoric peoples sought to explain the relationship between their cultures and the universe. Theatre is one of the most ancient and, therefore, one of the most traditional of studies. Concepts of history and tradition, development of language, human behavior, multiculturalism, psychological development, and even emerging technologies have traditionally been the subjects and themes of dramatic literature and performance from prehistory to today. With the broad array of theatre course offerings at Longwood students have the opportunity to achieve a traditional and holistic view of the world through the study of literature, performance art, and technological development. At the end of their studies, students in the B.A. program will be prepared for graduate study in a wide variety of traditional liberal arts fields and other areas (including law, communication studies, and business) and for careers in education, production, and performance.

Pre-professional Training Program

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS in Visual and Performing Arts

Concentration in Theatre

Specialist in Performance

Specialist in Technology

A faculty and staff of theatre historians, theoreticians, and professional artists mentor students who desire pre-professional training in Theatre Arts. The function of these mentors is to provide excellence in teaching and training through a sequence of theory, performance, and technical courses and through a program of main stage and studio theatrical productions. Students may opt for one of three tracks within the B.F.A. Specialist program: Performance, Technology or Theatre Management. Longwood students are invited into the B.F.A. program through auditions and examination of portfolios and are then evaluated and adjudicated by the faculty at the end of each year. Continuation in the B.F.A. program is competitive, and rigorous professional standards are applied.

Description of DEGREE TYPES

I. Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Performing Arts with a Concentration in Theatre is a traditional liberal arts degree. Students who are pursuing the B.A. degree in Theatre are required to have a minor field of study, unless they have a double major, which substitutes for the minor.

There are two tracks in this degree program:

A.) Applied Theatre

This specialization is designed for students who want to pursue careers in the field of theatre in education. (An Education Endorsement is required in this track and substitutes for a minor field of study.)

B.) Generalist

This specialization is designed for students who want to study theatre (history, literature, theory, criticism, and aesthetics) in its broadest sense. As in any liberal art, the study of theatre provides students with a holistic curriculum and a broad background in thought, critical thinking, writing skills, analysis, and a general knowledge of literature, philosophy, and technology, all of which prepares them with a wide variety experiences and potential. Students who wish to pursue the M.A. or Ph.D. in theatre work closely with their advisor to design a curriculum that combines a solid basis in theatre aesthetics and a strong background in another field, which would likely indicate a minor in an appropriate field, such as English, History, Anthropology, or Philosophy.

II. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual and Performing Arts with a Concentration in Theatre is a pre-professional degree designed for students who, upon graduation, wish to work in the professional theatre as performers, technicians, or managers or who want to prepare for application to M.F.A. programs in graduate schools.

There are three tracks in this program:

A.) Performance

This specialization is designed for students who want to pursue careers as actors in professional theatres and for those who want to prepare for application to M.F.A. programs in graduate schools. Students work closely with the theatre performance faculty, who act as mentors. Performance students are required to audition each semester for each main stage production. This track is selective and competitive; students’ work and competencies are reviewed each semester.

B.) Technology

This specialization is designed for students who want to pursue careers as stage designers, lighting designers, technical directors, or costumers and for those who want to prepare for application to M.F.A. programs at graduate schools. Technology students work closely with the theatre design faculty and staff, who act as mentors. Students are required to work in all design and technology areas each semester. This track is selective and competitive; students’ work and capabilities are reviewed each semester.

Graduation Requirements

Core Courses - Required of all Theatre students

THEA 113 Acting I/3 credits
THEA 240 Technical THEAtre/3 credits
THEA 330 Theatre History I/3 credits
THEA 331 Theatre History II/3 credits
THEA 430 Modern Drama/3 credits
THEA 431 American Drama/3 credits
THEA 461 Senior Thesis/3 credits
THEA 492 Internship/3 credits
(one credit of THEA 492 satisfies General Education Goal 15)

Take three credits from the following:

THEA 102 Theatre Performance/1 credit
THEA 103 Theatre Production/1 credit

Total/26 credits

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Visual and Performing Arts

Theatre Concentration: Applied Theatre or Generalist

A. General Education Core Requirements/41 credits.

B. Additional Degree Requirements/6 credits.

(3 credits must be a foreign language at the 202 level or above.)

C. Major Requirements. Applied Theatre/33-34 credits; Generalist/33 credits.

Applied Theatre:

Theatre Core/27 credits

Upper division theatre electives/6-7credits

Generalist:

Theatre Core/27 credits

Upper division theatre electives/6 credits

D. Minor and/or Education endorsement. 18-41 credits.

THEA 401 Methods of Teaching Theatre/3 credits
THEA 433 Creative Dramatics for the Classroom/3 credits

See professional education requirements

(For those who are seeking careers in educational theatre, student teaching may be substituted for the Internship.)

E. General Electives for B.A. in Communication Studies - 22-23 credits

F. Total Credits Required for B.A. in Visual and Performing Arts, Theatre Concentration - 120

Total credits required for B.A. in Visual and Performing Arts, Theatre Concentration with PK-12 Teaching Endorsement - 121-122

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

Visual and Performing Arts

Theatre Concentration: Specialist in Performance, Specialist in Technology, or Specialist in Theatre Management

A. General Education Core Requirements. 41 credits.

B. Additional Degree Requirements. 6 credits.

(3 credits must be a foreign language at the 202 level or above.)

C. Major Requirements. 54 credits.

Specialist in Performance:

Theatre Core/26 credits

THEA 214 Stage Makeup for the Actor/3 credits
THEA 215 Voice and Mvmt I/3 credits
THEA 315 Voice and Mvmt II/3 credits
THEA 316 Acting II/3 credits
THEA 317 Acting III/3 credits
THEA 320 Directing/3 credits
THEA 413 Acting IV/3 credits
THEA 414 Voice and Mvmt III/3 credits

Upper-division Theatre Elective/3 credits

Specialist IN TECHNOLOGY:

Theatre Core/26 credits

THEA 241 Drafting for Theatrical Design/3 credits
THEA 275 Stage Management/3 credits
THEA 306 Stage Properties/3 credits
THEA 337 Costume Technology I/3 credits
THEA 338 Costume Technology II/3 credits
THEA 340 Scene Design/3 credits
THEA 342 Lighting Design/3 credits
THEA 344 Scene Painting/3 credits
THEA 345 Costume Design/3 credits

D. General Electives/20 credits

E. Total credits required for B.F.A. in Visual and Performing Arts, Theatre Concentration - 120

MINOR IN THEATRE

20 credit hours including:

THEA 102 Theatre Performance/1 credit
THEA 103 Theatre Production/1 credit
THEA 113 Acting I/3 credits
THEA 240 Technical Theatre/3 credits
THEA 330 Theatre History I/3 credits
THEA 331 Theatre History II/3 credits

Theatre ELECTIVES/6 credits

THEATRE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

General Education Course *
Writing Intensive Course **

Theatre 101. Issues in Theatre. This course is designed for students who are interested in exploring modern society in the context of performing arts. Through a series of readings, videos, and live performances, students will see how theatre is an integral part of human culture. 3 credits. *

Theatre 102. Theatre Performance. This practicum course is open to students who are cast in Longwood Theatre productions. May be repeated for credit four times. Prerequisite: Audition. 1 credit. *

Theatre 103. Theatre Production. This practicum course is open to students who work in technical and management areas of Longwood Theatre productions. May be repeated for credit four times. Prerequisite: Portfolio/permission. 1 credit. *

Theatre 113. Acting I. This studio course is an introduction to the art of performance in the theatre. 3 credits.

Theatre 214. Stage Makeup for the Actor. Through a combination of lecture and laboratory demonstration, students learn the basic skills of stage makeup application and design. 3 credits.

Theatre 215. Voice and Movement I. This studio course is an introductory exploration of the physical and vocal skills required for effective performance. Emphasis is placed on developing self-awareness and control of the actor’s instrument through relaxation and tension-release, proper breathing techniques, the improvement of resonance, articulation and projection. 3 credits.

Theatre 240. Technical Theatre. This course will give the student a basic understanding and appreciation of the technical side of theatre. It will provide a knowledge of the safe and proper way to handle scene shop equipment. 3 credits.

Theatre 241. Drafting for Theatrical Design. This is a lecture-studio course that deals with the fundamentals of theatrical drafting and mechanical drawing for those students who will be taking scene design, scene painting, and/or lighting design. Prerequisite: THEA 240 - minimum grade of C or permission. 3 credits.

Theatre 275. Stage Management. This lecture-studio course explores the role and responsibilities of the stage manager in academic, community, regional, and professional theatre settings. Prerequisite: THEA 240 - minimum grade of C. 3 credits.

THEATRE 292. Internship in Theatre. A semester-long, on-the-job learning experience designed to apply the principles of theatre. 1-18 credits.

Theatre 295. Special Topics in Theatre. This directed study opportunity geared toward freshmen and sophomores who want to explore a special course of study in Theatre Arts. 1-3 credits.

Theatre 306. Stage Properties. This course is for students who will learn how to design and create stage properties. Course content will include hands-on projects, research, resources, and discussion of period styles. Prerequisite: THEA 240 - minimum grade of C. 3 credits.

Theatre 311, 312. Studies Abroad. This course is intended for transfer of credit earned abroad in the study of theatre. Prerequisite: Permission. 1-18 credits.

Theatre 315. Voice and Movement II. This studio course is a continued exploration of the physical and vocal skills required for effective stage performance. Emphasis is placed on the development of the actor’s instrument through the study of period movement and the use of heightened language and verse. Classes are a combination of lecture, demonstration, and experiential exercises. Content is directed toward the specific needs of the actors. Prerequisite: THEA 215 - minimum grade of C. 3 credits.

Theatre 316. Acting II. This studio course is designed to develop fundamental acting skills through classroom exercises, scene study, and character analysis. Prerequisite: THEA 315 - minimum grade of C. 3 credits.

Theatre 317. Acting III. A practicum course in acting designed to further develop the actor’s analytical, vocal, and physical skills. Emphasis will be placed on exploring advanced performance concepts in a variety of dramatic styles. Prerequisite: THEA 316 - minimum grade of C. 3 credits.

Theatre 320. Directing. This course introduces the student to the tools and techniques used by the interpretative artist in the production of a play. Training involves workshop exercises and scene studies. Prerequisite: THEA 316 - minimum grade of C. 3 credits. **

Theatre 330. History of Theatre I. This course is a study of the dramatic literature and the history of stage practices during the time of the Ancient Greeks to the time of Shakespeare. Prerequisite: ENGL 150 - minimum grade of C. 3 credits. **

Theatre 331. History of Theatre II. This course is a study of the dramatic literature and the history of stage practices from the time of the English Restoration to the Modern Period. Prerequisite: ENGL 150 - minimum grade of C. 3 credits. **

Theatre 337. Costume Technology I. This is a hands-on course in costume technology for the stage. Topics included in the course are basic sewing, identification and use of costume shop tools and equipment, safety, and wardrobing. Work on the department productions is required. Prerequisite: THEA 240 - minimum grade of C. 3 credits.

Theatre 338. Costume Technology II. This is an advanced extension of THEA 346, with a particular emphasis on costume crafts. Work on department productions is required. Prerequisite: THEA 240, THEA 346 - minimum grade of C. 3 credits.

Theatre 340. Scene Design. This is a lecture/studio course in which students analyze scripts for scenic needs and create scenic designs. Work on department productions required. Prerequisite: THEA 240 - minimum grade of C or permission. 3 credits.

Theatre 342. Lighting Design I. A lecture/studio course dealing with the basic skills necessary to the beginning lighting designer. Work on department productions required. Prerequisite: THEA 240 - minimum grade of C. 3 credits.

Theatre 344. Theory and Practice of Scene Painting. This is a lecture/studio course dealing with the fundamentals of scene painting, color theory, and their practical application. Work on department productions required. Prerequisite: THEA 341 - minimum grade of C. 3 credits.

Theatre 345. Costume Design. This is a course in costume design for the stage. Topics include script analysis, research, sketching and rendering, basic elements of design, costume history, and production. Prerequisite: THEA 240 - minimum grade of C. 3 credits.

THEATRE 390. Directed or Independent Study. Must be approved by the head of the department. May be repeated as 391. 1-18 credits.

Theatre 399. Theatre Management. This course is designed to acquaint students with the problems and challenges facing producers and administrators who work in not-for-profit organizations, such as LORT theatres, dance companies and symphonies. Students explore concepts and procedures for staffing, fundraising, financing, marketing, planning, scheduling, and front-of-house management. Prerequisites: ENGL 101; ACCT, 240, 242; CIMS 170 - minimum grades of C. 3 credits.

Theatre 401. Methods of Teaching Theatre. This is a concentrated study of contemporary practices, theory, and methods of teaching theatre in the secondary school. Emphasis will be placed on curriculum development, creating lesson plans, and formulating effective assessment guidelines. This is a reading intensive course. Prerequisite: Theatre Core - minimum grade of C or permission. 3 credits.

THEATRE 408. Directing for the Teacher. In this course students are introduced to the methods, techniques, and vocabulary of the educational director. Students will learn how to use space, create stage pictures, learn stage composition, and learn how to break down and interpret the text. In addition, students will develop skills in planning, rehearsal procedures, and working with young adults. Prerequisite: THEA 250 -minimum grade of C. 3 credits.

Theatre 413. Acting IV. This course is an advanced practicum for actors, designed to address individual needs and interests. Emphasis is placed on preparing for professional auditions. Prerequisite: Permission; GPA 2.5 minimum. 3 credits.

Theatre 414. Voice and Movement III. This course is a continued exploration of the physical and vocal skills required for effective stage performance. Emphasis is placed on the development of the actor’s instrument though the study of mask, mime, and period movement. Classes are a combination of lecture, demonstration, and experiential exercises. This study will include the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Content of the course will be directed toward the specific needs of the actors. Prerequisite: THEA 315 - minimum grade of C. 3 credits. **

Theatre 430. Modern Drama. In this course students will explore a catalog of traditional and avant-garde plays of the modern period and are required to read a significant body of modern dramatic criticism. Texts will be analyzed in the context of social and political movements, genre, and style. Prerequisite: ENGL 150 - minimum grade of C. 3 credits. **

Theatre 431. American Drama. This course is a study of the major developments of American theatre and drama, essentially from the 1920s to today. Major playwrights, stylistic developments, and the history of staging practices during the modern period are studied. Also explored are areas such as the American musical theatre, Broadway, off-Broadway and regional theatre movements. Prerequisite: ENGL 150 - minimum grade of C. 3 credits. **

Theatre 432. Elizabethan and Jacobean Theatre. This course is a practical study of selected works by Shakespeare and his contemporaries and involves the interpretation of text and the gathering of research sources. Prerequisite: ENGL 150 - minimum grade of C. 3 credits. **

Theatre 433. Creative Dramatics for the Classroom. This studio course is a practical exploration of resources, technologies, and application of creative dramatic activities for the classroom. Prerequisite for liberal studies majors only: THEA 448.

Theatre 447. Design and Technology. This is an advanced studies course in the technical aspects of theatrical production. Prerequisites: THEA 240 and permission. 3 credits

Theatre 448. Integrated Arts/Theatre. A study of the value and practical application of integrating the arts across all content areas of the elementary curriculum with a focus on theatre arts. Students will gain an understanding of the role of the creative process in the classroom and will investigate the various means of expressing ideas, emotions, and images through the use of creative dramatics, music and visual arts. Prerequisite: One course from ART 125, 160; MUSC 224, 225. 3 credits.

Theatre 461. Senior Seminar. This is a capstone course, requiring a final creative/theoretical thesis, portfolio, resume, and exit exam in Theatre History and Literature, and the creation of personal Web site. Prerequisite: Senior standing; GPA minimum 2.5. 3 credits. **

Theatre 490. Directed or Independent Study. Must be approved by the head of the department. 1-18 credits.

THEATRE 492. Internship in Theatre. A semester-long, on-the-job learning experience designed to apply the principles of theatre. 1-18 credits.

Theatre 495. Special Topics in Theatre. In this course, topics will vary from semester to semester, according to the expertise of the guest artist. Specific descriptions are available from academic advisors at the time of each offering. The course may be repeated for credit when topics change. Prerequisites: Permission and standing as a junior or senior. 1-3 credits.

THEATRE 498. Honors Research in Theatre. Students conduct research in theatre under the direction of a faculty member and the Senior Honors Research Committee. May be repeated as 499. 3 credits.

 
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