Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Theatre Arts (THEA)

1120. Theatre Practice I. (DRAM 1120)
1(0-2)Experience in the participation in and evaluation of rehearsal and performance activities related to departmental productions.
Required for Theatre Arts majors and minors.
May be repeated once.

1121. Theatre Practice II. (DRAM 1121)
1(0-2)Experience in the participation in and evaluation of rehearsal and performance activities related to departmental productions.
Required for Theatre Arts majors and minors.
May be repeated once.

1241. Makeup for the Stage. (DRAM 1241)
2(1-3)The theory and practice of stage makeup with emphasis on the latter.

1322. Acting I (DRAM 1351)
3(2-2)Beginning concepts of the use of the voice and body in the creation of a character for the stage.

1330. Stagecraft. (DRAM 1330)
3(2-3)Techniques and practices involved in nonprofessional theatre production, e.g., the school and community theatre.
Required participation in actual stage production.

2301. Structure of the Arts
3(2-4) Art, Music and Theatre Arts are combined in selected problems dealing with arts structure. Creative production is the result of studio activity and critique.
Laboratory fee: $5

2352. Acting II. (DRAM 1352)
3(2-2)A continuation of the study of acting concepts involved in the creation of a character for the stage.
Prerequisite: THEA 1322.

3131. Rehearsal and Performance I.
1(0-2)Experience in acting and crew work in departmental productions.
Required for Theatre Arts majors and minors.
May be repeated once.
Prerequisite: THEA 2352 or equivalent.

3302. Women and the Arts.
3(3-0)Issues surrounding the participation of women in the arts. Selected women who have contributed to the visual and performing arts throughout history are studied in relation to the culture of their time and the principles related to the arts.
No previous experience in theatre, art or music required.
Prerequisites: completion of visual/performing arts component (Credit may be obtained in only one of ARTS 3302, MUSI 3302, THEA 3302, or WMST 3302)

3311. Advanced Problems in Scenography and Performance.
3(2-3)Consideration of topics such as scenery and lighting design, advanced problems of acting, costume history and construction.
May be repeated once for credit when topic changes.

4302. Play Direction.
3(3-0)Problems of selecting and producing the play, practice in directing the one-act play.
Prerequisites: THEA 1241, THEA 2352, THEA 1330.

4304. Creative Drama
3(3-0)Theory and practice in techniques of various forms of improvised drama and story dramatization.
Prerequisite: 6 semester hours of Speech and Theatre Arts.

4308. Selected Topics in Theatre History and Criticism.
3(3-0)Studies of the major periods of theatre, such as Greek to Elizabethan, Elizabethan to modern and the development of theatrical criticism.
May be repeated once as topic varies.
Prerequisite: sophomore standing.

4331. Readings in Speech Communication and Theatre Arts
3(3-0)Research in contemporary thought in speech communication and theatre arts.
Prerequisites: COMS 1311, COMS 2335, COMS 2342 (Credit may not be obtained in both COMS 4331 and THEA 4331)

4392. Independent Study in Theatre Arts. V;1-3
Intensive work in a special area of the student’s major or minor.
A maximum of 6 semester hours of credit in individual study may be applied toward graduation.

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