TH 122 - THEATRE APPRECIATION

Semester Hours: 3

Introductory survey of theater art focusing on understanding performance components and genres. Satisfies fine arts elective. Offered every term.

TH 150 - SCRIPT ANALYSIS

Semester Hours: 3

This course is a hands-on look into script analysis, using plays from the western theatre canon, some of which will be produced by UAH Theatre during the school year. There will be individual and group work in script analysis, culminating in a full script analysis project at the end of the semester.

TH 221 - ACTING

Semester Hours: 3

Fundamentals of acting, including physical, vocal, and intellectual skills, Theory and practice in script analysis, scene study, improvisation, and mime. Offered every semester.

TH 225 - ELEMENTS OF THEATRE PRODUCTION

Semester Hours: 3

This course is designed to give students the opportunity to explore the design components of theatre including scenery, costumes, lighting and sound through class projects and practical application. Offered every Spring. Prerequisite: TH 122 or CM 122 or permission of instructor.

TH 322 - THEATRE HISTORY I

Semester Hours: 3

Explores the development of theater art from its orgins to French neoclassicism and Moliere with particular emphasis on the Greeks, Shakespeare, and his contemporaries. Offered ever two years.

TH 323 - THEATRE HISTORY II

Semester Hours: 3

TH 330 - STAGE MANAGEMENT

Semester Hours: 3

This course concerns the role of the Stage Manager in theatrical productions. It focuses on the stage manager's duties, responsibilities, and procedures from pre-production to post-production. It explores the functions of various members of the production team and how the stage manager's interaction with each member of this team varies. It considers the role of the stage manager as the hub of communication for a production. Prerequsites: TH 122 and TH 225.

TH 340 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN THEATRE

Semester Hours: 3

Topics announced in advance. Representative topics include playwriting, directing, and ancient Greek theatre. May be repeated twice for credit.

TH 355 - SCENE DESIGN

Semester Hours: 3

This class introduces students to the many facets of scene design for the theatre including: history, research, design, stage, direction, technical direction, scenic art and props. Prerequisites: TH 122 and TH 225.

TH 375 - SOUND DESIGN

Semester Hours: 3

This course offers an exploration of the sound design process for the theatre. Script analysis and creating a design concept will underline the structure of the course. The students will have the opportunity to use a DAW (digital audio workstation) and various computer software programs including QLab. The course includes an overview of digital audio data structures, "plug-ins", processing, equalization and standard solutions for interfacing external devices with a computer. The students will participate in two productions and gain valuable hands-on experience. There will be an emphasis on the creative possibilities of sound design for the theatre and multimedia. Prerequisites: TH 225.

TH 390 - TEACHING THEATRE

Semester Hours: 3

This course is designed to help students develop the skills required to coach and direct student actors, focusing on best practices in teaching the fundamentals of directing, including various assessment rubrics and adapting activities to different age groups. The course emphasizes learning by doing. Prerequisite: TH 221.

TH 425 - THEATRE MAINSTAGE

Semester Hours: 1-3

This course provides students with an opportunity to experience the complete process of theatere including such elements as: direction, acting, design, tech and management. The class will produce two full length plays. Students will be auditioned to determine role in each production. Some will serve critical production roles such as design, direction, and management while others will act in one or both productions. In certain instances, a student actor may appear in both plays. Offered every semester. Prerequisites: TH 221 and TH 325, or permission of instructor.