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Please Note: Courses effective Fall 2014; for earlier terms, please refer to the appropriate class schedule.

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*IAI (Illinois Articulation Agreement) - An agreement among participating Illinois colleges and universities to help Illinois college students transfer credit as easily as possible. See an advisor in the Advising and Counseling for additional information, or read about the IAI at www.iTransfer.org.

Theater

THE103 - Fundamentals of Acting
Course develops skill in the basic principles and techniques of acting. Content includes concentration, imagination, observation, relaxation and objectives, and improvisation, as well acting approaches such as Cohen, Meisner, Stanislavskiand Shurtleff. Creation of roles is stressed, as well as development of voice and body control.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

THE115 - Stage Lighting
Course introduces physical properties and usage patterns of theatrical light. Content includes practical experience in lighting design, introduction to equipment and fixtures, preparation of lighting plots and integration of lighting with otherelements of play production.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 2)
Fee: $10

THE130 - Directing
Course provides an in-depth study of the process of play directing. Content includes problems of script selection, casting, interpretation, rehearsing, and performance of selected plays. Prerequisite: THE 103.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 2)
Fee: $10

THE135 - Stagecraft I
Course presents the basics of stagecraft elements. Content includes basic vocabulary, tool usage and fundamental craftsmanship in scene and costume design and technology, as well as the implementation and utilization of scenic and costume elements for live theatrical events. Course requires lab work with hands-on experiences in support of Performing Arts Center productions.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 4)
Fee: $20

THE136 - Stagecraft II
Course offers continued training and experiences in scene and costume design technology. Content includes advanced projects in set and costume design allowing students to work from script to realized renderings and models. Construction planning and layouts of sets and costumes will be studied and practiced. Course requires lab work with hands-on experiences in support of Performing Arts Center productions.Prerequisite: THE 135
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 4)
Fee: $20

THE140 - Stage Movement
Course introduces principles and techniques of theatrical and dramatic stage movement. Focus is on body alignment, strength and flexibility.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 2)
Fee: $10

THE151 - Theater Practicum I
Course offers college credit for working on or performing in major college production. Theater curriculum requires participation in one approved area of any on-going theater experience activity. IAI TA 918
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 5)

THE152 - Theater Practicum II
Course offers college credit for working on or performing in major college production. Theater curriculum requires participation in one approved area of any on-going theater experience activity.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 5)

THE153 - Theater Practicum III
Course offers college credit for working on or performing in major college production. Theater curriculum requires participation in one approved area of any on-going theater experience activity. IAI TA 918
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 5)

THE156 - Acting for the Camera
Course examines the techniques of acting before the camera. Included is an introduction to film acting techniques, relationship to the camera and script as well as physical and verbal cues adaptation. Introductory activities include improvisational work to orient the new actor to the camera with the intent to reduce self-consciousness while building cinematic skills.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

THE202 - Intermediate Acting
Course concentrates on character building andscene study. Content includes development offiner details of characterization and total physical presentation of a role, specialized voice and body exercises, and improvisations, with objective ofviewing performance within context of entire dramatic production.Prerequisite: THE 103.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

THE290 - Topics in Theater
Course will offer specialized instruction in specific selected aspects of theater including acting, direction or technical design work. Course may be repeated once. Prerequisite: Varies depending on specific topic.
1-4 Credit Hours (lecture: 0-4; lab: 0-4)

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