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Theatre Course Descriptions 



Theatre Arts Program Courses Include:
THEA-1010 Theatre Appreciation
03 Semester Credits
Examination of theatre as art form. Study of how playwrights, directors, actors, scenic designers, costumers, make-up artists, and technicians approach their crafts. Students not required to perform.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  ENG-1010 College Composition I or departmental approval. 

THEA-1100 Survey and Appreciation of American Musical Theatre
03 Semester Credits
Survey and appreciation of dramatic, musical and staging development of American musical theatre from 18th century through 20th century, including mega-musicals of the 1990’s.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None. 

THEA-1300 Fundamentals of Theatrical Makeup
03 Semester Credits
Practical application of theory and techniques of makeup for performers.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None. 

THEA-1400 Stage Design I - Scenery
03 Semester Credits
Theory and practice of scenic design. Orientation to creating elements of stage scenery.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None. 

THEA-1410 Stage Design II - Scenery and Lighting
03 Semester Credits
Examination of scenic design styles. Preparation of floor plan, elevations and colored renderings to use in creating a scale model. Study and practice of stage lighting design.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): THEA-1400 Stage Design I - Scenery, or departmental approval: prior stage design experience. 

THEA-1500 Acting I
03 Semester Credits
Exploration of theory and practice of basic tools of acting: body movement, vocal production, and imagination. Introduction to character analysis, scene study and improvisation.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.
OAN Approved: OAH027 

THEA-1510 Acting II
03 Semester Credits
In-depth exploration of theory and application of basic techniques of acting: actor’s tools, improvisation, character analysis and scene analysis. Introduction to auditioning. Emphasis on refining imaginative, vocal and physical skills required for creating character.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): THEA-1500 Acting I, or departmental approval: prior acting experience. 

THEA-1530 Stagecrafts
02 Semester Credits
Workshop in technical theatre: scenery, lighting, costumes, properties and sound by classroom study and/or by assignment in campus theatrical productions. Repeatable. No more than six credits may be applied to elective degree requirements.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 03 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None. 

THEA-1540 Rehearsal and Performance
02 Semester Credits
Practical experience for students accepted as cast members or stage managers of a College theatre production. May be repeated twice - no more than 4 credits to be applied to elective degree requirements.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Other Required Hours: Concentrated practice: 14 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): By audition, or director/producer approval.
OAN Approved: OAH025 

THEA-1600 Acting for the Camera I
03 Semester Credits
Studio situation to learn basic studio and on-location techniques, video performance training, audio broadcast techniques and to acquire mass media experience for use in professional settings or for personal advancement.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None. 

THEA-2010 Script Analysis
03 Semester Credits
Principles, theories and techniques of play script analysis for actor, director, designer, dramaturg, or playwright.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Other Required Hours: Additional time out of class to attend at least 2 theatre productions over the length of the course.
Prerequisite(s): THEA-1010 Theatre Appreciation, or ENG-1010 College Composition I.
OAN Approved: OAH024

THEA-2100 Arts Management
03 Semester Credits
Introduction to principles and methods of management of arts and cultural institutions. Detailed study of organizational structures, funding and revenue, facilities scheduling and production, marketing, community relations and legal issues.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None. 

THEA-2210 History of Theatre and Drama I
03 Semester Credits
History of theatre and drama from its origins to Europe’s Renaissance. Includes development of physical theatre, evolution of dramatic presentations, theatrical conventions and theatre techniques.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None. 

THEA-2220 History of Theatre and Drama II
03 Semester Credits
Traces history of theatre and drama from Europe’s Renaissance to present theatrical conventions. Beginning where History of Theatre and Drama I ends, development of physical theatre, evolution of dramatic presentations, and theatre techniques are covered.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): THEA-2210 History of Theatre and Drama I, or departmental approval. 

THEA-2400 Playwriting
03 Semester Credits
Preparation and analysis of short scripts for the stage.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I, and THEA-1010 Theatre Appreciation; or departmental approval. 

THEA-2500 Acting III
03 Semester Credits
Advanced exploration and refinement of acting techniques as applied to various approaches to creating character. Refinement of audition technique. Focus on scene study and methods of characterization.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): THEA-1510 Acting II, or departmental approval: prior acting experience. 

THEA-2510 Acting IV
03 Semester Credits
Application of scene analysis skills and methods of characterization to advanced scene styles. Consideration of period demands. Identification of individual approach to acting.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): THEA-2500 Acting III, or departmental approval: prior acting experience. 

THEA-2540 Advanced Rehearsal and Performance
02 Semester Credits
Advanced practical experience for students involved in a college theatre production as cast members or stage managers. May be repeated twice - no more than 4 credits to be applied to elective degree requirements.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Other Required Hours: Concentrated practice: 14 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): THEA-1540 Rehearsal and Performance. 

THEA-2600 Acting for the Camera II
03 Semester Credits
Video performance training leading to the preparation of sample tapes; audition procedures and conduct; financial aspects of local and national market; director for camera; interaction and shot composition.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): THEA-1600 Acting for the Camera I, or departmental approval: prior experience. 

THEA-2740 Internship
03 Semester Credits
Provides student with on-the-job application of skills learned in the liberal arts and specifically Theatre. Each internship based on individualized learning contract. Requirement for one credit is 180 hours of approved work per semester.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Other Required Hours: Internship: 180 clock hours of approved work per credit hour.
Prerequisite(s): Department approval: completion of 30 semester credits; completion of 15 semester credits at Cuyahoga Community College; 2.75 GPA; completion of 20 semester credits in liberal arts; completion of 9 semester credits in Theatre; two letters of recommendation from liberal arts faculty, one of which must be from area of placement. 

THEA-2830 Cooperative Field Experience
01-03 Semester Credits
(see current semester Credit Schedule for offerings)

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