Acting Seniors 2020 Showcase

The Department of Theatre Arts' Acting Seniors present ZENITH (Acting Showcase). 

Acting Seniors 2020 Showcase

Acting Program (120 hours)

The objectives of the Acting area of concentration are designed to provide the student the opportunity to master the acting skills necessary for pursuit of a professional career in the areas of performing arts. The program combines classroom instruction with rehearsal and performance techniques. The program is divided into three levels of training: Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced. Specific skills are emphasized at each level. A jury examination is required each semester of all acting students. A satisfactory jury examination is necessary for a passing grade in all Acting classes.

Admission into this area of concentration is by audition and invitation only.

Acting Course Curriculum Scheme

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL SEMESTER                                                     

3  THAC-021    ACTING TECH I                                      

3  THAC-014    VOICE FOR THE STAGE                       

2  THAC-025    MOVEMENT                                           

3  THFD-080    PLAY ANALYSIS                                      

3  ENGL-002    FRESHMAN ENGLISH                             

2  THDN-053    FUND OF DANCE I                                 

TOTAL CREDITS- 16                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                             

SPRING SEMESTER

3  THAC-022    ACTING TECH II                     

3  THAC-015    DICTION FOR THE STAGE    

2   THAC-054    FUND OF DANCE II               

3  THTT-058    TECH PRODUCTION I            

3  ENGL-003    FRESHMAN ENGLISH           

3  THFD-081    PLAY READING                      

1  FRSM-001    FRESHMAN SEMINAR**       

TOTAL CREDITS- 18

**REQUIRED FOR NEW ENTRANTS ONLY, HOWEVER, ALL OTHERS MUST SATISFY THIS CREDIT HOUR REQUIREMENT WITH AN ELECTIVE.

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL SEMESTER                                                             

3  THAC-023      ACTING CHAR/SC STD I                        

3  THFD-180      TH. HISTORY I (WAC)                             

3  PSYC-050      INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY                      

or SOCI-030   INTRO TO SOCIAL PSYC.                     

3  THTT-057       STAGE MAKE-UP                                    

3  THTT-156       STAGE MANAGEMENT                        

3  MATH-006      COLLEGE ALGEBRA                             

 TOTAL CREDITS- 18                                                                                   

                                                                                         

SPRING SEMESTER

3  THAC-024    ACTING CHAR/SC STD II     

3  THFD-181    THEATRE HISTORY II           

3  THTT-059    TECH PRODUCTION II         

3  THTT-053    COSTUME FOR THEATRE  or

THTT-052    BASIC STAGECRAFT*** or

THTT-051 BASIC STAGE LIGHTING

3  THAC-030 BEGINNING DIRECTING         

TOTAL CREDITS- 15

 

[THFD-186 HONORS DIRECTED STUDIES (1)]+

 

***COURSE OFFERED IN THE SPRING SEMESTER ONLY.

+STUDENT MUST CHECK WITH ADVISOR FOR HONOR’S COURSE EQUIVALENTS

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL SEMESTER                                                                     

4  THAC-120      ACT. CH/SCENE STD III 

3  ARTH-161      ART APPRECIATION                        

3  ENGL-014      HUMANITIES I                                  

3  THTT-051      BASIC STAGE LIGHTING                  

or THTT-052 BASIC STAGECRAFT***                       

or THTT-053 COSTUME FOR THEATRE                                

TOTAL CREDITS- 13 

 

[THFD-186 HONORS DIRECTED STUDY (1)]+

 

SPRING SEMESTER     

4  THAC-121        ACT. CH/SCENE STD IV      

3  THAC-017        SPEECH FOR THE MICRO   

3  ENGL-015        HUMANITIES II+                   

3  SHAKESPEARE/ACTORS                                

3  ELECTIVE                                                         

TOTAL CREDITS- 16       

 

 [THFD-186 HONORS DIRECTED STUDY (1)]+

 

***COURSE OFFERED IN THE SPRING SEMESTER ONLY.

+STUDENT MUST CHECK WITH ADVISOR FOR HONOR’S COURSE EQUIVALENTS.

SENIOR YEAR

FALL SEMESTER                                                             

3  THAC-122         ACTING STYLES I                                

3  THAC-211         ACTING FOR FILM/TV 1                      

3  PHIL-055          INTRO TO PHILOSOPHY                     

3  ELECTIVE                                                                       

TOTAL CREDITS- 12

 

[THFD-186 HONOR’S THESIS (3)]+               

 

SPRING SEMESTER

6  REHEARSAL&PERF/LAB                     

3  MUTP-100 BLACKS IN THE ARTS       

3  ELECTIVE                                              

TOTAL CREDITS-   12

 

[THFD-186 HONOR’S THESIS (3)]+

 

+STUDENT MUST CHECK WITH ADVISOR FOR HONOR’S COURSE EQUIVALENTS.

Additional Information

NOTE:  STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS FOR GRADUATION.  IF A COURSE IS NOT OFFERED, THE STUDENT MUST MAKE-UP THE HOURS IN COURSES APPROVED BY THE COORDINATOR.  STUDENTS MUST FOLLOW THE CURRICULUM SCHEME AS PRINTED OR THEY MAY JEOPARDIZE THEIR GRADUATING WITHIN A 4 YEAR TIME PERIOD.

Many of the courses listed have laboratory hours.  Laboratory hours allow for practical application of the theoretical approach addressed in both classroom exercises and lectures.  Lab hours vary depending on the expectations and/or demands of the class/production.  All students should anticipate committing additional time outside of classroom instruction for Lab work.