Theatre and Dance Courses

Dance (DAN) courses

  • DAN 100 Dance Fundamentals

    An introduction to dancing. Course will focus on basic dance skills translatable across genres including weight shifting, direction change, alignment, rhythm, and stamina. Dance genres covered may include any combination of ballet, jazz, contemporary, improvisation, tap, West African, etc. Designed for students with little to no experience. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    212Fall, Spring
  • DAN 125 Dance Fundamentals: Tap

    Fundamentals of tap dance, with an emphasis on steps, terminology and the rhythmic structure of tap dance. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    212Upon demand
  • DAN 130 Dance Fundamentals: Ballet

    Fundamentals of ballet technique, with an emphasis on alignment and basic movement vocabulary. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    212Upon demand
  • DAN 131 Dance Fundamentals: Contemporary Dance

    Fundamentals of contemporary dance techniques, with an emphasis on basic movement principles and vocabulary. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.†

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    212Upon demand
  • DAN 146 Dance Fundamentals: Jazz

    DAN 130†and DAN 131, or permission of instructor.

    Fundamentals of jazz dance technique and vocabulary with an emphasis on alignment, rhythm, and basic vocabulary. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    212Upon demand
  • DAN 180 Dance Appreciation

    Focus on the Arts

    Survey of dance from a historical retrospective through the creative process. Emphasis will be placed on historical multi-cultural and societal influences on dance. The approach will be from the viewpoint of the audience to help heighten awareness of and increase critical thinking in relationship to the artistic experience. Buying tickets to and attendance at local productions required.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • DAN 216 Elementary Contemporary

    permission of instructor.

    Explores elements of contemporary dance technique. Designed for students with at least one year of dance training. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.†

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    314Upon demand
  • DAN 220 Dance Composition I: Improvisation and Solo Forms

    permission of instructor.

    Dance improvisation techniques applicable to all genres of dance and movement with a focus on improvisation as a starting point for choreographic content creation. The first course in the Dance Composition Series.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    314Fall
  • DAN 225 Elementary Tap

    permission of instructor.

    Elementary tap dance technique and vocabulary. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.†

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    212Upon demand
  • DAN 230 Elementary Ballet

    permission of instructor.

    Elementary ballet technique and vocabulary. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    314Upon demand
  • DAN 235 Leaps and Turns

    permission of instructor.

    Basic techniques executing leaps and turns in a variety of dance styles. Emphasis will be on strength building and developing technique and style. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    214Upon demand
  • DAN 240 First-Year Seminar: Introduction to the Profession

    An introduction to the Missouri State University Dance program and dance as a profession. Required of all new Dance majors.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    11Fall
  • DAN 245 Elementary Jazz

    permission of instructor.

    Elementary jazz technique and vocabulary. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.†

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    314Upon demand
  • DAN 316 Intermediate Contemporary Dance

    permission of instructor.

    Intermediate level contemporary dance technique. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    314Upon demand
  • DAN 319 Contact Improvisation

    permission of instructor.

    Contemporary dance improvisation that explores sharing weight, rolling, lifting, flying and finding one's center. Dancers will explore and focus on specific relationships in partnering. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    314Upon demand
  • DAN 323 Musical Theatre Dance Styles

    permission of instructor.

    Students will analyze and embody performance techniques as related to historical trends in choreography and staging for American Musical Theatre. A minimum of three production numbers featuring either original Broadway choreography or choreography devised by the instructor will be taught and performed during the semester.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    212Spring
  • DAN 325 Tap Dance III

    permission of instructor.

    Intermediate level tap dance technique and vocabulary. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    314Upon demand
  • DAN 330 Intermediate Ballet

    permission of instructor.

    Intermediate level ballet technique. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    314Upon demand
  • DAN 335 Leaps and Turns II

    DAN 235.

    Continued techniques for executing leaps and turns in a variety of dance styles. Emphasis will be on strength building and developing technique and style. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    314Upon demand
  • DAN 340 Third-Year Seminar: Preparation for the Profession

    permission.

    Professional preparation, including communication and leadership skills, promotional and website building.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    314Upon demand
  • DAN 345 Intermediate Jazz

    permission of instructor.

    Intermediate level jazz dance techniques. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    314Upon demand
  • DAN 348 Partnering

    permission of instructor.

    Basic and elementary techniques of partnering in a variety of styles. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    314Spring (even-numbered years)
  • DAN 350 Research Methods for Dance

    Writing II and 60 hours.

    This course addresses research methods, writing about dance, and conference presentation opportunities for research in dance.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Spring
  • DAN 364 Applied Kinesiology for the Dancer

    The specific study of dance techniques through an anatomical and biomechanical lens.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall (odd-numbered years)
  • DAN 365 Somatic Practices

    permission of instructor.

    Application of selected somatic practices, designed to enhance performance skills and awareness. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of four hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    12Upon demand
  • DAN 372 Music Resources for Dancers

    permission of instructor.

    A study of music for dance. Students will explore music from various times/cultures in terms of form, rhythm (meter, syncopation, subdivision), texture, mood, and instrumentation. Students will be introduced to new musical resources and an enhanced musical awareness, tools critical for the student's artistic growth.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    22Spring (even-numbered years)
  • DAN 390 Service-Learning in Dance

    30 hours and concurrent registration in a DAN course designated as a service-learning offering.

    This service component for an existing course incorporates community service with classroom instruction in Dance to provide an integrative learning experience that addresses the practice of citizenship and promotes an awareness of and participation in public affairs. Includes 40 hours of service that benefits an external community organization, agency, or public service provider. Approved service placements and assignments will vary depending on the specific course topic and learning objectives; a list of approved placements and assignments is available from the instructor and the Citizenship and Service-Learning Office. Variable content course. May be repeated.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    1Upon demand
  • DAN 416 Advanced Contemporary

    permission of instructor.

    Advanced level contemporary dance technique. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    314Upon demand
  • DAN 420 Dance Composition II: Small Group Forms

    DAN 220.

    Focus on the development and manipulation of movement themes used to create a choreographic work. Strategies may include repetition, reverse, retrograde, inversion, translation to different levels, tempo changes, rhythmic changes, dynamic quality changes, cannons, formations, transitions, directional changes, developing motifs, and directing dancers.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    214Spring
  • DAN 425 Advanced Tap

    permission of instructor.†

    Advance level tap technique. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    314Upon demand
  • DAN 430 Advanced Ballet

    permission of instructor.

    Advanced level ballet technique. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    314Upon demand
  • DAN 445 Advanced Jazz

    permission of instructor.

    Advanced level jazz dance techniques. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    314Upon demand
  • DAN 482 Senior Project in Dance

    90 hours; and permission of instructor.

    Public research presentation to demonstrate the student's mastery of the skills received during the completion of the major. Required of all BS in Dance majors.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    22Spring
  • DAN 492 Senior BFA Review

    permission of BFA coordinator.

    Public presentation of portfolio and performance to demonstrate the student's mastery of the skills developed during the major. Required of all BFA Dance majors.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    22Spring
  • DAN 496 Readings

    permission of instructor.

    Individual experimental or research studies in dance. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    1-3Upon demand
  • DAN 497 Topics

    permission of instructor.

    Group creative or special topics in dance. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    1-3Upon demand
  • DAN 499 Projects

    permission of instructor.

    Supervised individual creative projects in dance. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    1-3Upon demand
  • DAN 520 Practicum

    permission of instructor.

    An administrative, performance, instructional, supervisory or guided dance production experience not available through other class work. Student will apply/audition for acceptable experience. Variable content course. May be repeated to a total of 12 hours. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    36Fall, Spring
  • DAN 530 Pointe

    permission of instructor.

    Pointe technique for advanced level ballet dancers. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of four hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    12Upon demand
  • DAN 552 Dance History Seminar

    60 hours and Writing II.

    Selected topics in the history of dance. Variable content course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Spring (even-numbered years)
  • DAN 565 Dance Pedagogy

    permission of instructor

    Overview of general theories and practices of teaching. This course investigates class content and various methodologies used to teach dance techniques and creative movement. Emphasis is placed on methods for teaching the beginning and elementary level student. Opportunities to develop and implement lesson plans, and to develop comprehensive training syllabi. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    322Fall (even-numbered years)
  • DAN 592 Musical Theatre Repertory

    permission of instructor.

    Performance laboratory for advanced dancers. Focused study of musical theatre dance repertory including a performance of at least one dance. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of four hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    12Spring

Theatre (THE) courses

  • THE 101 Introduction to Theatre and Drama Arts

    Focus on the Arts

    The creative processes of transforming drama to stage, film and television. A study of the collaborations and contributions that the various artists make to the process. Intended to increase the audience's ability to think critically about the artistic experience. Buying tickets to and attendance at local productions required.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • THE 109 Performance Studies

    Exploration of the social, cultural, and aesthetic aspects of performance through an examination of self and society. Course combines lecture, readings, and individual student performances of oral and literary texts. Course enrollment is limited and much one-on-one work takes place.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • THE 121 Acting Studio I

    concurrent enrollment in THE 122; open only to BFA Acting and Musical Theatre majors admitted through the audition process.

    Development of foundational acting skills for the pre-professional actor.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    314Fall
  • THE 122 The Tools of the Actor

    open only to admitted BFA Theatre and Dance major option in Acting and BFA Musical Theatre major.

    An introduction to the fundamental tools of the actor: physical development, vocal development, and ensemble collaboration.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    322Fall
  • THE 125 Voice and Movement for the Stage

    Exercises in physical and vocal development for the actor. Introductory tools regarding anatomy, breathing, and articulation; care and maintenance of body and voice.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    24Upon demand
  • THE 130 Introduction to Script Analysis

    Analysis of the script and its translation from page to performance through an examination of the relationships of directors, designers, performers, and audience in the rehearsal process and theatrical performance. Buying tickets to and attendance at local productions required.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • THE 150 Introduction to Theatre Technology

    An introduction to the working relationships of designers and basic principles of costuming, lighting, and stagecraft. Buying tickets to and attendance at local productions required.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    22Fall, Spring
  • THE 151 Introduction to Theatre Technology Lab

    THE 150†or concurrent enrollment.

    Practical application of the principles addressed in THE 150.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    12Fall, Spring
  • THE 185 Foundations in CCM

    open only to BFA Musical Theatre majors admitted through the audition process.†

    Students learn principles for the singing of CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music) utilizing an evidence-based, functional approach. Authenticity, style, and performance practice for CCM genres are introduced.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    11Fall
  • THE 186 CCM Studio Class I

    open only to BFA Musical Theatre majors admitted through the audition process.†

    Students learn the stylistic elements found in blues, jazz, rock, pop, R&B, gospel, and country vocal delivery as well as what is expected in terms of vocal delivery when singing in various musical theatre genres.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    11Spring
  • THE 195 Theatre Laboratory

    Supervised practical work in the theatre including both on and off stage work. Requires 50 laboratory hours; 25 must be in technical areas. May be repeated to a maximum of four hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    12Fall, Spring
  • THE 205 Speech for the Elementary Classroom

    Speech activities in the elementary grades, correlating storytelling, choral reading, creative dramatics and speech correction.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • THE 210 Writing for Theatre

    ENG 110†or equivalent and 30 hours.

    Study and practice of the discourse conventions of writing about dramatic literature and performance from the perspective of an educated generalist in the field. Students will hone skills of research, analysis, and argumentation in order to become more skillful theatre patrons, historians, and critics.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • THE 221 Acting Studio II

    THE 121.

    Builds upon the pre-professional foundation developed in THE 121. Emphasis on finding truth in performance through applicable acting techniques and actualization of text. Application of play analysis to character study.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    314Spring
  • THE 222 Acting Fundamentals

    A foundation in characterization, scene study, and auditioning. Buying tickets and attending local performances is required. Cannot replace THE 121 requirement for BFA Acting and BFA Musical Theatre majors.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    322Fall, Spring
  • THE 224 Stage Makeup I

    Laboratory course providing students with fundamentals of the art of two dimensional makeup.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    12Fall, Spring
  • THE 226 Intermediate Voice and Movement

    THE 122†or THE 125†and permission of instructor.

    Development of dynamic physical and vocal expression of text. Exercises in discarding negative self-awareness and habitual physical/vocal patterns that inhibit emotional expression.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    24Spring
  • THE 228 Singing for the Actor

    THE 221 or permission of instructor.

    Approaches to singing for actors, with emphasis upon honest characterization and discovery in song.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    212Fall
  • THE 250 Stagecraft and Construction I

    Working illustrations, construction, rigging, painting, and shifting of scenic units.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    22Fall, Spring
  • THE 251 Stagecraft and Construction Lab

    concurrent enrollment in THE 250.

    Practical application of the principles addressed in THE 250. May be repeated to a maximum of two hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    12Fall, Spring
  • THE 255 Stage Lighting Technology

    Introduction to the basic principles and practices of theatrical lighting design with an emphasis upon practical application. This combined lecture-lab course will encompass most aspects of a complete lighting design process through the study and application of lighting instrumentation, basic electrics and signal flow, photometry, color theory, script analysis, lighting plots and paperwork, and research collaboration.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    322Fall, Spring
  • THE 256 Lighting Lab

    concurrent enrollment in THE 255.

    Practical application of the principles addressed in THE 255.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    12Fall, Spring
  • THE 260 Costume Construction I

    Fundamentals of costuming for the stage. A study of fabrics and construction; basic cutting and sewing techniques; costume shop organization and stage management.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    22Fall, Spring
  • THE 261 Costume Construction Lab

    THE 260†or concurrent enrollment.

    Practical application of the principles addressed in THE 260. May be repeated to a maximum of two hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    12Fall, Spring
  • THE 270 Drawing and Rendering for Theatre I

    A survey of drawing and the use of various media as applicable to theatrical design. Includes figure and perspective drawing techniques.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    322Fall
  • THE 271 Drawing and Rendering for Theatre II

    THE 270.

    A continuation of the study of drawing, including figure and perspective drawing techniques. The use of various color media as applicable to theatrical design.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Spring
  • THE 275 Drafting for the Stage

    Basic drafting techniques and practices for theatrical applications. Study of tools, methods, and formulas used in generating designs and drawings. 2D and 3D computer techniques will be addressed.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    322Spring
  • THE 280 Design Seminar Design Principles

    Basic principles of design as these relate to the theatre, intensive laboratory experience in theatrical design. Buying tickets to and attendance at local performances required.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall
  • THE 285 CCM Studio Class II

    THE 185† or THE 186†; and open only to BFA Musical Theatre majors admitted through the audition process.

    Students continue their exploration of healthy vocal production for CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music) genres using an evidence-based, functional approach. Students work solo CCM material in class to apply the concepts discussed.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    211Spring
  • THE 292 BFA Review

    permission of area coordinator.

    Public presentation of a portfolio, a project, or a performance demonstrating the student's mastery of the skills received during the major.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    12Fall, Spring
  • THE 295 Production/Design/Stage Management Project

    permission of area coordinator.

    Technical or design or stage management assignment requiring an intermediate level of expertise and responsibility connected with a specific departmental production.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    12Fall, Spring
  • THE 306 Interrelated and Integrated Arts

    ELE 302.

    Theory, methodology, and activities for teaching the arts to children, from early childhood through Grade 6. A creative experiential approach, emphasizing how the four primary art forms (drama, movement, music, and art) relate to and enhance one another and facilitate the child's learning in other content areas. Cannot receive credit for both THE 306 and MUS 306.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    314Upon demand
  • THE 311 Dramaturgy

    THE 130.

    Explores the importance of dramaturgy in theatre and the role of the dramaturg through both textual criticism and also production development. Emphasis will be placed on the development of a dramaturg's "book" as part of the interpretative process for theatrical performance.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Upon demand
  • THE 321 Acting Studio III

    THE 221.

    Builds upon the pre-professional foundation developed in THE 121 and THE 221. Projects in advanced scene study, including contemporary drama and comedy. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    314Fall
  • THE 323 Acting-Performance and Literature

    †THE 125† or THE 221† or THE 222† or DAN 220†.

    This devised ensemble work focuses on the fundamental building blocks of live performance: rhythm, dynamic, space, the expressive body and voice, the relationship between performer and audience, character and the arc of a story or journey on stage. This is a practical course in theatre making where students will create small theatre companies who will devise and perform their own work. Will also briefly cover Readers Theatre.†

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    322Fall
  • THE 324 Stage Makeup II

    THE 224.

    Laboratory course dealing with three-dimensional makeup. Emphasis on prosthetics of latex.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    12Upon demand
  • THE 326 Advanced Voice for the Actor

    THE 226.

    Introduction to scansion and its application to performing classical material. Techniques for vocal health, stamina, and longevity.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    314Fall
  • THE 327 Advanced Movement for the Actor

    THE 226.

    Introduction to scansion and its application to performing classical material. Advanced characterization and physicality in the actor's performance. Techniques for vocal health, stamina, and longevity.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    322Fall, Spring
  • THE 328 Combat and Violence for Stage and Screen

    THE 226.

    An introduction to the techniques and terminology used in the performance of combat and physical violence for stage and screen. Emphasis is placed upon safety and honest physicalization.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    322Spring
  • THE 350 Stagecraft and Construction II

    THE 250 and THE 275.

    Study of advanced building techniques. Work with "non-conventional" materials. Explore uses of mechanical stage machinery. Plan and budget productions.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    322Spring (odd-numbered years)
  • THE 354 Stage Management

    Development of a production book and understanding of all procedures used by a stage manager from the selection of a script to the final production. The role of the stage manager is discussed for both the professional and the non-professional theatre.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall
  • THE 377 Introduction to Giving Voice

    permission of Instructor.

    This foundation course for THE 577 Giving Voice explores theatrical techniques and exercises inspired by the work of Augusto Boal, including forum theatre and image theatre. Students develop cultural competence pertinent to their own lives and community through various forms of performative activism. Students utilize these skills through participation in interactive forums for classroom and community presentations. Through these forum performances students develop leadership skills as they address issues of power, privilege, social identity and structures of oppression.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    322Fall, Spring
  • THE 381 Design Seminar-Collaborative Design Process

    THE 280†and THE 453†and THE 461.

    Collaboration as it relates to all areas of theatrical design. Intensive laboratory experience in theatrical design. Buying tickets to and attendance at local performances required.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • THE 382 Research and Concept Development

    Research and dramaturgy as these apply to previsualization, design, production, and concept development for the theatre and the performing arts.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall (odd-numbered years)
  • THE 385 CCM Studio Class III

    THE 185††or THE 186††; and open only to BFA Musical Theatre majors admitted through the audition process.

    Students examine the history of American rock and roll and popular music from the pre-cursors of rock and roll to the 1980s and perform music from each era.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    211Fall
  • THE 386 CCM Studio Class IV

    THE 185††or THE 186†; and open only to BFA Musical Theatre majors admitted through the audition process.

    Students examine the history of American rock and roll and popular music from the 1990s to present day and perform music from each era. They discover how to apply what they have learned in order to create a stylistically accurate rock musical audition piece.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    211Spring
  • THE 390 Service-Learning in Theatre

    30 hours and concurrent registration in a Theatre course designated as a service-learning offering.

    This service component for an existing course incorporates community service with classroom instruction in Theatre to provide an integrative learning experience that addresses the practice of citizenship and promotes an awareness of and participation in public affairs. Includes 40 hours of service that benefits an external community organization, agency, or public service provider. Approved service placements and assignments will vary depending on the specific course topic and learning objectives; a list of approved placements and assignments is available from the instructor and the Citizenship and Service-Learning Office. May be repeated.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    1Fall, Spring
  • THE 392 BFA Review

    permission of area coordinator.

    Public presentation of a portfolio, a project, or a performance demonstrating the student's mastery of the skills received during the major.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    12Fall, Spring
  • THE 395 Production/Design/Stage Management Project

    permission of area coordinator.

    Technical or design or stage management assignment requiring an advanced level of expertise and responsibility connected with a specific departmental production. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    12Fall, Spring
  • THE 412 Structures and Styles in Classical Drama

    permission of instructor.

    Study and exploration of dramatic modes in period and stylistic material. Monologue and scenework exploring Greek, Restoration, Romantic, and other performance styles.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    24Upon demand
  • THE 417 Teaching of Speech and Theatre

    EDC 350†and EDT 365†and SPE 340; and 12 hours in communication; and 12 hours in theatre; and admitted to Teacher Education.

    Scope and objectives of the speech and theatre program in secondary schools; organization and administration of curricular and co-curricular programs; general instruction methodology. Completion of Checkpoint II for the Professional Portfolio is a component of this course. This course is recommended to be completed the fall semester before supervised teaching. Credited only on BSEd (Secondary). A C grade or better is required in this course in order to take THE 490†or THE 491. Cannot be taken Pass/Not Pass. Identical with COM 417. Cannot receive credit for both THE 417 and COM 417.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall
  • THE 421 Acting Studio IV

    THE 321.

    Builds upon the pre-professional foundation developed in THE 121, THE 221, and THE 321. Advanced techniques and tutorial scene work as applicable to both classical and contemporary works. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    314Spring
  • THE 422 Scene Study

    THE 321 or THE 323.

    Tutorial scene study focusing on acting tools necessary for the rehearsal process. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    322Spring
  • THE 424 Dialects

    THE 421.

    A foundation in dialects for the actor.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    12Spring
  • THE 430 Directing I

    THE 130†;†and THE 121† or THE 222†.

    Basic principles, skills and techniques underlying directing. Procedures in selecting, analyzing, casting and producing a play.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    322Fall, Spring
  • THE 451 Auditions

    THE 321.

    Audition techniques for actors. Includes audition performance, material preparation, resumes, headshots, and industry skills and development.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    24Fall
  • THE 453 Design Seminar-Lighting and Scenic Design Principles

    THE 275† and THE 280†, or permission of instructor.

    Advanced principles of lighting design as these relate to the theatre. Intensive laboratory experience in theatrical design. Buying tickets to and attendance as local performances required.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    322Fall (odd-numbered years)
  • THE 454 Scene Painting

    THE 270.

    Study of painting equipment tools, brushes, pigments, binders, and vehicles and their relationship to the surfaces to be painted. Instruction in basic painting techniques and texturing for the stage.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    322Spring (even-numbered years)
  • THE 455 Design Seminar: Lighting Design

    THE 275† and THE 280†, or permission of instructor.†

    Advanced principles of lighting design as these relate to the theatre. Intensive laboratory experience in theatrical design. Buying tickets to and attendance as local performances required.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    322Fall (even-numbered years)
  • THE 460 Costume Construction II

    THE 260†or permission of instructor.

    Costume construction techniques with emphasis on patterning, draping, tailoring, and more specialized sewing and fabric manipulation processes.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Upon demand
  • THE 461 Design Seminar-Costume and Sound Design Principles

    Basic principles of costume design as these relate to the theatre. Intensive laboratory experience in theatrical design. Buying tickets to and attendance at local performances required.†

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Spring (even-numbered years)
  • THE 470 Theatre Leadership and Admin

    Examines examples of theatre leadership and administration in the United States and abroad, focusing on inventive theatre companies, visionary artistic directors and producers, and non-profit organizational structure. Seminar format featuring case studies, practitioner interviews, and pitching student organizations.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Upon demand
  • THE 482 Senior Project in Theatre

    permission of instructor and 90 hours.

    Public presentation of portfolio, project, performance, or paper to demonstrate the student's mastery of the skills received during the completion of the major. Required of all BA and BS in Theatre majors.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    12Fall, Spring
  • THE 485 CCM Individual Vocal Coaching

    THE 185††or THE 186†; and open only to BFA Musical Theatre majors admitted through the audition process.

    Students receive individual coaching on CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music) repertoire from various genres and stylistic periods.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    11Fall, Spring
  • THE 489 Advanced Actor Seminar

    THE 421 and permission of instructor.

    Lecture and laboratory experience for the actor about to enter the professional arena.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    212Fall
  • THE 490 Supervised Teaching (Secondary Speech and Theatre)

    THE 417; and a C grade or better in all professional education courses; and current pre-professional liability insurance; and approval for supervised teaching; and concurrent enrollment in THE 491.

    Student observes, then teaches speech and theatre classes under the direction of the cooperating teacher and the university supervisor. Student participates in school-related activities appropriate to the assignment and attends all required meetings. In order to receive a grade in this course, the student's professional portfolio must meet or exceed final criteria. Cannot count toward the major GPA. Identical with COM 490. Cannot receive credit for both THE 490 and COM 490.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    6Fall, Spring
  • THE 491 Supervised Teaching (Secondary Speech and Theatre)

    concurrent enrollment in THE 490.

    Student observes, then teaches under the direction of the cooperating teacher and the university supervisor. Student participates in school-related activities appropriate to the assignment and attends all required meetings. In order to receive a grade in this course, the student's professional portfolio must meet or exceed final criteria. Cannot count toward the major GPA. Cannot receive credit for both THE 491 and COM 491. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    6Fall, Spring
  • THE 492 Senior BFA Project

    permission of area coordinator.

    Public presentation of portfolio, project, or performance to demonstrate the student's mastery of the skills received during the major. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    12Fall, Spring
  • THE 493 Clinical Experiences in Teaching II

    EDC 199; and admitted to Teacher Education; and C grade or better in all professional education courses; and completion of portfolio checkpoints 1 and 2; and current pre-professional liability insurance; and program approval.

    This course is designed to meet HB 1711 for student's experience as a Teacher's Aide or Assistant Rule (Rule 5 CSR 80-805.040), to that of conventional student teachers within the same program. It is also designed to support completion of additional clinical requirements within that program including: seminars and workshops, required meetings, school related activities appropriate to the assignment, demonstrated mastery of the MoSPE standards and completion and overall assessment of a Professional Preparation Portfolio. This course is credited only on BSEd or appropriate master's-level certification programs. Can only receive credit for one of the following: AGE 499, AGT 499, ART 469, COM 493, ECE 499, ELE 499, ENG 434, CTE 498, HST 499, KIN 498, LCR 491, MID 499, MTH 496, MUS 499, SCI 499, SEC 499, SPE 499, THE 493.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    4Fall, Spring
  • THE 495 Theatre Practicum

    permission of instructor.

    An administrative, performance, instructional, supervisory or guided production experience not available through other class work. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    36Fall, Spring
  • THE 496 Readings

    permission of department head.

    Individual, experimental or research studies in theatre and performance studies. May be repeated to a maximum of nine hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    12Fall, Spring
  • THE 497 Topics

    permission of department head.

    Group creative or special topics in theatre and performance studies. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    1-3Fall, Spring
  • THE 499 Projects

    permission of department head.

    Supervised individual creative projects in theatre and performance studies. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    1-3Fall, Spring
  • THE 500 Acting on Camera Practicum

    permission of Instructor.

    Acting performance in an approved Missouri State University sponsored project or an approved external film production.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • THE 505 Theatre for Children and Youth

    Special training and techniques involved in the preparation and development of productions for, and by, children and youth. Activities include directing, scenic and costume design, scripting, and a study of the history, literature and research of the field. May be taught concurrently with THE 605. Cannot receive credit for both THE 505 and THE 605.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall
  • THE 506 Creative Dramatics

    The art of creative drama and how it can be used in the school and community with children, youth, adults, and "special populations." Students teach their own classes in creative drama during the latter part of the semester. May be taught concurrently with THE 606. Cannot receive credit for both THE 506 and THE 606.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Spring
  • THE 510 Scripting and Performing

    THE 323.

    Theoretical and practical knowledge in developing performance skills for one-person shows, extended literary performances, performance art, stand-up comedy, personal narrative and other performer-composed theatrical texts. May be taught concurrently with THE 611. Cannot receive credit for both THE 510 and THE 611.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Spring
  • THE 511 Structures and Styles Shakespeare

    permission of instructor.

    Understanding honesty, text, style, and dynamics of action in the performance of Shakespeare. Creating roles in Shakespeare's plays.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    322Fall
  • THE 513 Acting Senior Project

    THE 489.

    This course is designed to prepare participants for the performance and/or filming of their Acting Showcase scenes, to connect participants with the industry in a strategic, organized manner, and to support the actors in business and artistic goals.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    211Spring
  • THE 515 Theatre for Social Change

    THE 323.

    Theoretical and practical knowledge for developing performances for, about, and in partnership with community†nonprofit organizations. Includes journaling, interviewing, scripting, and directing original material.†Students use devising techniques to create and rehearse scenes for social change.†May be taught concurrently with THE 616. Cannot receive credit for both THE 515 and THE 616. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall
  • THE 522 Auditioning and Acting for the Camera

    permission of instructor.

    A practical immersion into the on-camera market for the professional actor. Auditioning and acting skills for single and multi-camera formats including commercials, television comedy, television drama, industrials, film, and other digital mediums. Also covers industry and marketing logistics in relation to the on-camera market. May be taught concurrently with THE 623. Cannot receive credit for both THE 522 and THE 623.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    322Spring
  • THE 524 Acting on Film

    permission of instructor.

    A focused immersion in acting for film and digital single-camera applications. Focus upon scale, the development of internal character conflicts, and honesty and complexity in characterization when performing on film.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    322Spring
  • THE 530 Directing II

    THE 430.

    Advanced directing techniques. Directing of a one-act play. May be taught concurrently with THE 640. Cannot receive credit for both THE 530 and THE 640.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    322Fall, Spring
  • THE 541 Theatre History I

    Writing II.

    Traces the important periods in the development of theatre from its beginning through the English Restoration. Through analysis of conventions of staging and dramatic literature, examines the aesthetic, cultural, ethical, and social dimensions of theatre in different cultures and time periods. May be taught concurrently with THE 631. Cannot receive credit for both THE 541 and THE 631.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall
  • THE 542 Theatre History II

    Writing II.

    Traces the important periods in the development of theatre from the 18th century to the present. Through analysis of conventions of staging and dramatic literature, examines the aesthetic, cultural, ethical, and social dimensions of theatre in different cultures and time periods. May be taught concurrently with THE 632. Cannot receive credit for both THE 542 and THE 632.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Spring
  • THE 543 Development of Modern Theatre

    Writing II.

    Examines the aesthetic, cultural, ethical, and social dimensions of modern theatre, from the development of naturalism to Theatre of the Absurd, through analysis of staging practices, theatrical theory, and dramatic literature. May be taught concurrently with THE 633. Cannot receive credit for both THE 543 and THE 633.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall (odd-numbered years)
  • THE 545 Contemporary Theatre

    Writing II.

    Examines the aesthetic, cultural, ethical, and social dimension of theatre and drama since 1960. Emphasis will be on theatre as an art form and a social and cultural institution. May be taught concurrently with THE 634. Cannot receive credit for both THE 545 and THE 634.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Spring (even-numbered years)
  • THE 547 Development of American Theatre

    Writing II.

    Study of theatre in the United States from colonial times to the present; with a focus on the cultural and aesthetic variety of American theatrical practice and the theatre as a reflection of various cultural, and political beliefs. May be taught concurrently with THE 635. Cannot receive credit for both THE 547 and THE 635.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall (even-numbered years)
  • THE 552 Scene Design II

    THE 275†and THE 453.

    Advanced designs of selected plays including floor plans, front elevations, white and finished models and renderings. May be taught concurrently with THE 652. Cannot receive credit for both THE 552 and THE 652.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    322Upon demand
  • THE 555 Lighting Design II

    THE 275 and THE 453.

    Advanced principles and techniques of lighting for theatre, dance, and other performance/presentational events. May be taught concurrently with THE 655. Cannot receive credit for both THE 555 and THE 655.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    322Upon demand
  • THE 558 Sound Design for the Theatre

    THE 280† or permission of instructor.

    Principles of sound design with an emphasis on practical application. Includes a study and practice of basic audio production, recording, editing, mixing, reinforcement, and playback techniques used in association with dramatic events. Study of sound design includes aesthetic, dramatic, and practical considerations of script analysis, creative collaboration, research, and problem solving. Practical class application will be in the form of simple projects, exercises, and designs. May be taught concurrently with THE 658. Cannot receive credit for both THE 655 and THE 658.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    322Spring (odd-numbered years)
  • THE 561 History of Costume and Decor I

    A survey of styles of dress, interior design and decoration, architecture, art, and historical events as they pertain to the design of theatrical productions, from ancient Egypt to circa 1700. Requires sketching. May be taught concurrently with THE 671. Cannot receive credit for both THE 561 and THE 671.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall
  • THE 562 History of Costume and Decor II

    Survey of styles of dress, interior design and decoration, architecture, and art as they pertain to the design of theatrical productions, from circa 1700 to the present day. Requires sketching. May be taught concurrently with THE 672. Cannot receive credit for both THE 562 and THE 672.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Spring
  • THE 565 Costume Design II

    THE 461.

    Emphasis on special problems in costume design including applications of concepts to design projects and presentation of completed design projects. May be taught concurrently with THE 665. Cannot receive credit for both THE 565 and THE 665.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    322Upon demand
  • THE 577 Giving Voice Workshop

    THE 377†and permission of instructor.

    A studio class utilizing interactive theatre and various theatrical techniques where students fully develop and present public forums addressing issues of oppression, such as diversity and sexual harassment. It is designed to allow students to apply skills developed in THE 377†to help various audiences to develop cultural competence. Students further develop their own cultural competence and ethical leadership skills, as they continue to address issues of power, privilege, social identity and structures of oppression. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    12Fall, Spring
  • THE 595 Theatre Practicum

    permission of department head.

    Acting, stagecraft, costuming and associated work in the Tent Theatre or other specified theatre production.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    1-6Upon demand
  • THE 605 Theatre for Children and Youth

    Special training and techniques involved in the preparation and development of productions for, and by, children and youth. Activities include directing, scenic and costume design, scripting, and a study of the history, literature and research of the field. May be taught concurrently with THE 505. Cannot receive credit for both THE 505 and THE 605.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Fall
  • THE 606 Creative Dramatics

    The art of creative drama and how it can be used in the school and community with children, youth, adults, and "special populations." Students teach their own classes in creative drama during the latter part of the semester. May be taught concurrently with THE 506. Cannot receive credit for both THE 506 and THE 606.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Spring
  • THE 611 Solo Performance

    Theoretical and practical knowledge in developing performance skills for one-person shows, extended literary performances, performance art, stand-up comedy, personal narrative and other performer-composed theatrical texts. May be taught concurrently with THE 510. Cannot receive credit for both THE 510 and THE 611.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Spring
  • THE 616 Theatre for Social Change

    Theoretical and practical knowledge for developing performances for, about, and in partnership with community†nonprofit organizations. Includes journaling, interviewing, scripting, and directing original material.†Students use devising techniques to create and rehearse scenes for social change.†May be taught concurrently with THE 515. Cannot receive credit for both THE 515 and THE 616.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Fall
  • THE 623 Auditioning and Acting for the Camera

    permission of instructor.

    A practical immersion into the on-camera market for the professional actor. Auditioning and acting skills for single and multi-camera formats including commercials, television comedy, television drama, industrials, film, and other digital mediums. Also covers industry and marketing logistics in relation to the on-camera market. May be taught concurrently with THE 522. Cannot receive credit for both THE 522 and THE 623.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Spring
  • THE 631 Theatre History I

    Traces the important periods in the development of theatre from its beginning through the English Restoration. Through analysis of conventions of staging and dramatic literature, examines the aesthetic, cultural, ethical, and social dimensions of theatre in different cultures and time periods. May be taught concurrently with THE 541. Cannot receive credit for both THE 541 and THE 631.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Fall
  • THE 632 Theatre History II

    Traces the important periods in the development of theatre from the 18th century to the present. Through analysis of conventions of staging and dramatic literature, examines the aesthetic, cultural, ethical, and social dimensions of theatre in different cultures and time periods. May be taught concurrently with THE 542. Cannot receive credit for both THE 542 and THE 632.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Spring
  • THE 633 Development of Modern Theatre

    Examines the aesthetic, cultural, ethical, and social dimension of modern theatre, from the development of naturalism to Theatre of the Absurd, through analysis of staging practices, theatrical theory, and dramatic literature. May be taught concurrently with THE 543. Cannot receive credit for both THE 543 and THE 633.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Fall (odd-numbered years)
  • THE 634 Contemporary Theatre

    Examines the aesthetic, cultural, ethical, and social dimension of theatre and drama since 1960. Emphasis will be on theatre as an art form and a social and cultural institution. May be taught concurrently with THE 545. Cannot receive credit for both THE 545 and THE 634.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Spring (even-numbered years)
  • THE 635 Development of American Theatre

    Study of theatre in the United States from colonial times to the present with a focus on the cultural and aesthetic variety of American theatrical practice and the theatre as a reflection of various social, cultural, and political beliefs. May be taught concurrently with THE 547. Cannot receive credit for both THE 547 and THE 635.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Fall (even-numbered years)
  • THE 640 Directing II

    Advanced directing techniques. Directing of a one-act play. May be taught concurrently with THE 530. Cannot receive credit for both THE 530 and THE 640.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Fall, Spring
  • THE 652 Scene Design II

    Advanced designs of selected plays including floor plans, front elevations, white and finished models and renderings. May be taught concurrently with THE 552. Cannot receive credit for both THE 552 and THE 652.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Upon demand
  • THE 655 Lighting Design II

    Advanced principles and techniques of lighting for theatre, dance, and other performance/presentational events. May be taught concurrently with THE 555. Cannot receive credit for both THE 555 and THE 655.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Upon demand
  • THE 658 Sound Design for the Theatre

    Principles of sound design with an emphasis on practical application. Includes a study and practice of basic audio production, recording, editing, mixing, reinforcement, and playback techniques used in association with dramatic events. Study of sound design includes aesthetic, dramatic, and practical considerations of script analysis, creative collaboration, research, and problem solving. Practical class application will be in the form of simple projects, exercises, and designs. May be taught concurrently with THE 558. Cannot receive credit for both THE 558 and THE 658.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Spring (odd-numbered years)
  • THE 665 Costume Design II

    Emphasis on special problems in costume design including applications of concepts to design projects and presentation of completed design projects. May be taught concurrently with THE 565. Cannot receive credit for both THE 565 and THE 665.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Upon demand
  • THE 671 History of Costume and Decor I

    A survey of styles of dress, interior design and decoration, architecture, art, and historical events as they pertain to the design of theatrical productions, from ancient Egypt to circa 1700. Requires sketching. May be taught concurrently with THE 561. Cannot receive credit for both THE 561 and THE 671.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Fall
  • THE 672 History of Costume and Decor II

    Survey of styles of dress, interior design and decoration, architecture, and art as they pertain to the design of theatrical productions, from circa 1700 to the present day. Requires sketching. May be taught concurrently with THE 562. Cannot receive credit for both THE 562 and THE 672.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Spring
  • THE 700 Graduate Research Methods in Theatre and Interpretation

    Exploration of the current state of theatre studies. Focuses on strategies for research with primary and secondary sources, critical and theoretical methodologies, and various methods of reporting research.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Upon demand
  • THE 707 Theatre Pedagogy: Theories and Practices

    Designed to acquaint theatre teachers with the field of current theories and practices of theatre and performance pedagogy, and to develop instructional skills with specific application to teaching introductory level theatre courses.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Fall
  • THE 710 Seminar: Performance

    Studies in rhetorical, cultural, social and aesthetic dimensions of performance.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Spring (even-numbered years)
  • THE 742 Dramatic Theory and Criticism

    Representative theories of dramatic form and function; works of major critics and philosophers from Aristotle to present.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Upon demand
  • THE 790 Workshop in Theatre

    Designed to improve the students' skill and knowledge in specific areas of theatrical production. Each workshop will be concerned with a single topic, either acting, directing, or design. The course will examine the intersections between theory and practice in the creation of theatrical works. May be repeated to a maximum of nine hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    3-9Spring
  • THE 793 Degree Paper

    Research and writing of an extended paper originating in one of THE 700-level courses. Students may choose to present the completed paper for their required research report. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    3Upon demand
  • THE 794 Theatre Practicum

    permission of department head.

    Acting, stagecraft, costuming and associated work in the Tent Theatre or other specified theatre production. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    3Upon demand
  • THE 795 Applied Research Project

    permission of research advisor and, if applicable, host institution permission must be obtained the semester prior to enrollment.

    The applied research project may consist of: 1) a creative project (directing, designing, scripting, performing), or 2) an internship with a host company or agency. For the non-thesis project, students must design specific educational and social as well as artistic objectives and appropriate assessment measures in consultation with the advisor. Students may choose to report on the applied research project for their required research report. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    3Fall, Spring, Summer
  • THE 796 Readings

    permission of graduate coordinator.

    Individual, experimental or research studies in theatre and performance studies. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Fall, Spring
  • THE 797 Topics

    permission of graduate coordinator.

    Creative or special topics in theatre and performance studies. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Fall, Spring
  • THE 798 Thesis Research

    permission of the graduate coordinator.

    Research leading to a master's thesis. Students will present a proseminar on their research during the semester they are enrolled in this course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    3Fall, Spring, Summer
  • THE 799 Thesis Writing

    permission of graduate coordinator.

    Preparation of thesis. May be repeated, but no more than three hours may be counted toward a master's degree. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    3Fall, Spring, Summer