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Theatre Courses

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Course Descriptions 

Course  Semester Hours Title Description
THET 100  3 hours Introduction to the Theatre (ARTD) This is an entry-level course which offers a broad overview of the theatre arts for the theatre major or non-major. The work of the various artists who create the theatre arts will be investigated and analyzed along with the analysis of script structure and form through historical and modern perspectives.
Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 110.
Three hours each week.
THET 110  3 hours

Fundamentals of Acting (ARTD) (Rockville and Takoma Park only)

An introduction to basic acting skills, including exercises in speech, movement, and imagination.
Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 110.
Three hours each week.
THET 201 3 hours Intermediate Acting (Rockville and Takoma Park only) Practice in textual analysis, scene study, and the process of developing characterization for performance in the theatre.
PREREQUISITE: THET 110 or consent of department.
Three hours each week.
THET 114 3 hours

Stagecraft I

(Rockville only)

The principles and practice of drama production, with emphasis on planning, constructing, and shifting scenery, and on the management of backstage operations. Additional laboratory hours and actual work on college productions.
Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 091, RD 110.
Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
THET 116 3 hours

Stage Lighting for the Performing Arts

(Rockville only)

An exploration of the theory of and theatrical practice in the use of basic elements of electricity, lighting equipment and design in the production of theatre, television, and dance. Students will be involved in the exploration of the theory and practice of basic fundamentals of lighting techniques, electricity, equipment and standards, and the use of light in the production of theatre, dance, and television. Students will be required to work additional hours on lighting for productions.
Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 091, RD 110.
Three hours each week.
THET 237 3 hours

Fundamentals of Play Directing

(Rockville only)

An introduction to the basic techniques, principles, and disciplines of directing for the theatre. The director's role, composition, script analysis, movement and rhythm, production preparation and procedures will be covered. At the conclusion of the course, the student will prepare a one-half hour production for performance. Additional time outside of class for rehearsals will be required. PREREQUISITE: THET 100 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
THET 230 3 hours

Costuming Crafts for the Performing Arts

(Rockville only)

An introduction to sewing techniques, patterning, fabrics, and costume shop equipment, with a survey of costume crafts and shop organization. Students will participate in costuming for productions.
Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, MA 091, RD 110.
Three hours lecture each week.
THET 118 3 hours

Theatrical Makeup Techniques

(Rockville only)

A study of theories and techniques of theatrical makeup. This course is designed to familiarize students with the materials and their application, with each student experiencing the techniques involved in corrective, character, and special effects makeup.
Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 110.
Two hours lecture/demonstration, two hours laboratory each week.
THET 122 1 hour

Performance Production

(Rockville and Takoma Park only)

Practical experience in the production aspects of the performing arts. Students are assigned tasks in the areas of acting, dancing, choreography, costuming, lighting, scene construction and painting, and house and stage management for college productions. Acting and/or dancing in a production is by audition only. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 110.
Students will spend a minimum of 70 hours per semester in production and 30 hours per semester in a laboratory, in addition to a one-hour lecture each week. The course may be repeated for a total of three credits.
THET 205 3 hours

Movement for the Performer

(Rockville only)

The introduction of self-use techniques as applied to the development of a theatrical character. These techniques include discussion and application of relaxation, Alexander, LeCoq, and Laban theory. Improvisation technique is also explored and practiced.
Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 110.
Three hours each week.
THET 208 3 hours

Drafting/Painting for the Performing Arts

(Rockville only)

Study of the graphic processes utilized by the scene designer in transferring concepts and ideas to the stage. The students develop basic skills in theatrical drafting and scene painting techniques through their work on assigned projects.
PREREQUISITE: THET 114 or consent of department.
Three hours lecture, two hours practical laboratory each week.
THET 225 3 hours

Acting for Film and Television

(Rockville only)

An approach to the art and craft of performance before a camera in both the motion picture and television studio. The student begins work with narrative film and TV materials that require artistic and technical involvement peculiar to film and electronic entertainment media. A small film fee may be required.
Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 110.
Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.

 

 

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