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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Theatre Arts

**The below information has been altered from the published version of the catalog. The contact hours statement for THEA 112 has been updated to correct a typo. A list of differences in the online and published version of the catalog is available. **

THEA Courses - Lower Division

101. Fundamentals of Script Analysis (3)

Basic approach to analysis of play script, intended to provide theatre practitioners and generalists with tools necessary to understand literary text of a play, and its application to work in performance, design and critical/ historical studies.
Letter grade only (A-F).

110A,B. Theatre Arts Activity-Cast (1,1)

Participation in acting projects; open to students cast in University-sponsored productions.
Letter grade only (A-F). (60 hours minimum participation time or major crew assignment.)

111. Theatre Arts Showcase (1)

Participation in weekly projects dealing with all aspects of Theatre Arts.
Credit/No Credit grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 units.

112. Beginning Voice and Speech for the Actor (3)

Theory and practice in developing command of oral techniques for stage including breath support, resonation, free vocal release, and articulation.
Letter grade only (A-F). (1 hour lecture, 4 hours activity)

113. Introduction to Acting (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A GE Foundation course.
Review of actors and acting, past and present; their work as artists; basic exercises in voice, diction, movement, and personality projection. Open only to non-Theatre Arts majors. Attendance at University sponsored productions required.
Letter grade only (A-F).

114A. Fundamentals of Acting (3)

Development and preparation of the actor's instrument: voice, body, imagination. Exercises in relaxation, sensory work, motivations and relationships. Individual study of textual problems for actors.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity)

114B. Fundamentals of Acting (3)

Prerequisite: THEA 114A or equivalent.
Development and preparation of the actor's instrument: voice, body, imagination. Exercises in relaxation, sensory work, motivations and relationships. Individual study of textual problems for actors.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours lab)

122. Theatre for the 21st Century (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A GE Foundation course.
Exploring live theatre in the context of emerging technologies.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in THEA 124.

140A,B. Theatre Arts Activity — Crew (1,1)

Participation in technical play production projects; specific assignment determined through consultation with faculty or staff supervisors of Scenery, Lighting, Costume, Makeup, Sound, Tech Production, or Management areas.
Letter grade only (A-F). (60 hours minimum participation time or major crew assignment)

142. Elementary Stagecraft (3)

Basic physical equipment of the theatre, elementary scenic design, construction, rigging, painting and drafting. Practical lab assignments dealing with preparation of scenery and props for University sponsored productions.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours activity)

144. Stage Makeup (3)

May be taken concurrently with THEA 146.
Practical introduction to techniques of theatrical make-up. Students must be clean-shaven due to nature of course. Preparation of make-up material for University sponsored productions.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

146. Costume Crafts (3)

May be taken concurrently with THEA 144.
Techniques of costume and accessory construction for stage; use of fabrics, materials and equipment. Preparation of costumes and accessories for University sponsored productions.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)

148. Stage Lighting (3)

Theory and practice of modern stage lighting; functions of light; design, layout; properties of various instruments; practical experience in hanging and focusing of equipment for University sponsored productions.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)

201. Writing for the Theatre Arts (3)

Prerequisite: ENGL 100.
The study and application of rhetorical strategies of invention, arrangement, and style to write expository, analytic, and argumentative prose with special emphasis on particular features of writing in the Theatre Arts.
Letter grade only (A-F).

210A,B. Theatre Arts Activity — Cast (1,1)

Participation in acting projects; open to students cast in University-sponsored productions.
Letter grade only (A-F). (60 hours minimum participation time or major crew assignment )

214. Intermediate Acting (3)

Prerequisites: THEA 112, 114A and B. Should be taken directly following THEA 114B.
Introduction to scene study. Application of techniques of body, voice and imagination to dramatic texts thereby stimulating an acting process for role development.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours lab)

215. Introduction to Audition Techniques (3)

Prerequisite or Corequisite: THEA 114A.
Introduction to fundamentals of auditioning for theatrical productions. For beginning actors. Focus on preparing and coaching monologues, dramatic sides and callbacks.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours lab)

221. History of Theatre and Drama to 1660 (3)

Prerequisite: THEA 101 or concurrent enrollment or consent of instructor.
Development of Theatre Arts from primitive origins to the 17th Century.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit on THEA 321.

222. History of Theatre and Drama Since 1660 (3)

Prerequisite: THEA 221 or consent of instructor.
Development of Theatre Arts from 17th Century to present.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit on THEA 322.

240A,B. Theatre Arts Activity — Crew (1,1)

Participation in technical play production projects; specific assignment determined through consultation with faculty or staff supervisors of Scenery, Lighting, Costume, Makeup, Sound, Tech Production, or Management areas.
Letter grade only (A-F). (60 hours minimum participation time or major crew assignment).

262. Beginning Movement for the Actor (3)

Beginning movement training for the actor based on physical conditioning and non-verbal communication related to beginning acting process.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours activity)

271. Stage Management (3)

Management skills required for the professional stage manager. Examines responsibilities, and function of stage manager in relation to director, designer, and performer.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity)

290. Selected Topics in Theatre Arts (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topic of current interest in Theatre Arts selected for intensive study.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units with different topics in different semesters. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity)

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