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Theatre Performance/Training

Theatre Performance/Trng Courses

1500
TPP

Movement Techniques for the Theatre

In-depth study of inner resources: Believable action through developing imagination, observation, concentration, sense recall, emotional response as preparation for stage movements, crosses, gesturing, body positions, motivation and stage business. Practical application of movement studies will be made through class use of scenes from plays or one-act plays.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1700
TPP

Voice Techniques for the Theatre

In-depth study of improving voice techniques, oral reading, retelling stories, interpreting lines and memorization. Application of techniques will be made through reading poetry, scenes and scripts for commercials, television, and radio. Voice for the theatre and amplified voice techniques are included.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2110
TPP

Acting I

Study of the acting process, including basic acting techniques, preparation, improvisation, role-playing, text analysis, and character development with emphasis on a truthful and honest approach.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2111
TPP

Acting II

Prerequisite: TPP2110 or consent of instructor. Advanced study of characterization through the use of effective preparation, the review of essential acting techniques, and the application of these in monologues, scenes, and audition pieces.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2250
TPP

Introduction to Musical Theatre

Study of musical theatre analysis, creation, and performance applied through the study of voice, dance, and acting.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2300
TPP

Directing I

Prerequisites: THE2000 and TPP2110 or permission of instructor. Introduction to the fundamental principles and techniques of play direction to include script selection and analysis, casting, composition, picturization, blocking, interpretation, and staging of plays.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2930
TPP

Selected Topics in Theatre Performance

Prerequisite: TPP2110. Rotating topics in theatre performance such as period acting styles, advanced scene study, creation of new works, circus training, and stage combat. May include field work as part of the curriculum. (May be repeated up to two times for credit).

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

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