Theatre Arts (ThA)
Bachelor of Arts
Fine and Performing Arts
Michael Flowers, Alan Litsey, Matthew Mielke
The theatre arts program offers courses for the general education of all students, as well as professional training for those
wishing to major in theatre arts. Using the unique teaching facilities of the College Theatre–a performance plant housing an
open stage with a split-revolve-lift in a flexible auditorium–and an intimate "black box" theatre, the program offers courses in all
areas of theatrical performance, musical theatre, technical theatre, direction, and design. A student wishing to major in theatre
arts may elect the disciplinary major below or the interdisciplinary majors in musical theatre or English-theatre arts listed in the
Interdisciplinary Major Requirements section of this catalog.
The following courses are required (12 units):
ThA 211 or 310
three units from ThA 201 to include at least one project in performance and one in technical theatre
The following courses are required (5½ units):
ThA 110, 211, or 310
Courses in Theatre Arts
ThA 100 Introduction to Theatre (1)
An introduction to the understanding and appreciation of dramatic literature and theatre arts. Spring.
ThA 110 Introduction to Stagecraft (1)
An introduction to the principles and practices of constructing stage settings and furnishings, problem solving using theatre
technology, shop safety and scenic art. Spring.
ThA 111 Make-up (1)
Basic techniques in application of stage make-up for the performing arts. Fall.
ThA 120 Beginning Acting (1)
An introduction to the craft of acting, including focus on clarity and creativity in communication and performance skills, and the
development of character analysis skills. The course reflects a "learning by doing," "hands on" approach. Fall, Spring.
ThA 201 Theatre Practicum (½)
Practical experience in performance or technical areas of theatre by participation in College Theatre productions. May be
repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent. Fall, Spring.
ThA 210 Technical Workshop (1)
A practical course in the technical aspects of theatre. Fall, Spring.
ThA 211 Stage Lighting (1)
Principles and practice of stage lighting, design, and execution. Fall.
ThA 222 Voice and Movement (1)
Techniques of vocal production and stage movement, including Shakespearean sonnets and unarmed combat. Spring.
ThA 230 Classic and Modern Theatre (1)
Theatrical production and dramatic literature from the Greeks to the present. Fall.