Theatre Technology

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Theatre Technology Program (120 Hours)

The Theatre Technology program is designed to educate, train and inspire talented students in the technology of live theatre. It is expected that students who successfully complete this course of study will eventually become accomplished technical directors and theatre technicians in community, educational, regional and/or professional theatres as well as accomplished planners or consultants in other semi-related occupational fields.

Admission to this program is by portfolio review and interview only.

Theatre Technology Course Curriculum Scheme

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL SEMESTER                                                           

3  THTT-058     TECH. PRODUCTION I                                 

2  THDN-300    DANCE FOR NON-MAJORS                   

3  THFD-080    PLAY ANALYSIS                                       

3  ENGL-002    FRESHMAN ENGLISH                                            

1  FRSM-001    FRESHMAN SEMINAR**                                                    

3  MATH-006    COLLEGE ALGEBRA I                                               

TOTAL CREDITS- 15                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                                                        

SPRING SEMESTER

3  THTT-051^     BASIC STAGE LIGHTING or 

THTT-052^     BASIC STAGECRAFT or

THTT-053^    COSTUME FOR THE STAGE

3  THTT-059      TECH PRODUCTION II 

3  THFD-081      PLAY READING

3  MUTP-100     BLACKS IN THE ARTS

3  ENGL-003      FRESHMAN ENGLISH 

TOTAL CREDITS- 15

 

*One Theatre Practicum class must be taken EVERY semester the student is enrolled (except the semesters that the classes in Technical Production and Drama Internship are being taken).

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

^All three courses: BASIC STAGE LIGHTING, COSTUME FOR THE STAGE, and BASIC STAGECRAFT are required, but they can be taken in any order.

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL SEMESTER                                                                       

1  THTT-001    THEATRE PRACTICUM I*          1                                

3  THTT-051    BASIC STAGE LIGHTING or       3                             

THTT-053    COSTUME FOR THEATRE                                   

3  THFD-180    TH. HISTORY I (WAC)                3                       

3  THAC-020    INTRO TO ACTING: NM           3                                        

3  ARTH-161     ART APPRECIATION                 3                                         

3  FOREIGN LANGUAGE I             3                                     

TOTAL CREDITS- 16                                                          

 

SPRING SEMESTER

1  THTT-002     THEATRE PRACTICUM II* 

3  THTT-051     BASIC STAGE LIGHTING or 

THTT-052     BASIC STAGECRAFT or

THTT-053     COSTUME FOR THEATRE

3  THTT-057     STAGE MAKE-UP/LAB

3  THFD-181    THEATRE HISTORY II 

3  THAC-030    BEGINNING DIRECTING                                                                                                              

3  FOREIGN LANGUAGE II          

TOTAL CREDITS- 16

 

*One Theatre Practicum class must be taken EVERY semester the student is enrolled (except the semesters that the classes in Technical Production and Drama Internship are being taken).

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL SEMESTER                                                         

1  THTT-003     TH. PRACTICUM III*                                                     

3  THTT-154     DESIGN I                                                                                         

3  THFD-040     PLAYWRITING I                                                                         

3  THTA-156     STAGE MANAGEMENT                                         

3  1 ST HUMANITIES ELEC.

3  ELECTIVE***                                                                                                                                                         

TOTAL CREDITS-  16                                                                                                       

 

SPRING SEMESTER

1  THTT-004      TH. PRACTICUM IV*   

3  THTT-155      DESIGN II     

3  2ND HUMANITIES ELECTIVE

3  SOCI-020     INTRO. TO SOC. PSYCH. or 

PSYC-050     INTRO. TO PSYCHOLOGY

3  NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 

3  ELECTIVE***   

TOTAL CREDITS- 16

SENIOR YEAR

FALL SEMESTER                                                       

2  THTT-005      THEATRE PRACTICUM V*                                         

3  THTA-            PRODUCTION MGMT                           

3  PHIL-XXX+    PHILOSOPHY ELECTIVE           

3  RTVF-231      INTRO. TO MEDIA PROD.       

3  THTT-150      SOUND FOR THE THEATRE   (Spring) or                                                                                            

THTT-151      INTER. STAGE LIGHTING  (Spring) or

THTT-152      INTER. STAGECRAFT (Fall) or

THTT-153      INTER. COSTUMING (Fall)

TOTAL CREDITS- 14

 

SPRING SEMESTER 

3  THTT-159    SEMINAR IN TECH. THEATRE 

3  THTT-209~  DRAMA INTERNSHIP: TECHNICAL THEATRE   

6  ELECTIVES***                                                       

TOTAL CREDITS- 12                                   

Additional Information

+Or Equivalent

***Those students participating in the Honors program must take THFD-186 (1 credit) Honors Directed Studies in their Junior year and THFD-187 (3 credits) Honors Thesis in their Senior year.

~It is recommended that the course: Drama Internship in Technical Theatre be taken during the summer prior to the Junior or Senior year.

SUGGESTED ELECTIVES: An additional College Algebra course, Drawing I, Intro to Photography, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Computers in the Arts, Fundraising for the Arts, an additional Social Science, additional Foreign Language, and an Interdisciplinary Course.

NOTE: Many of the courses listed above have laboratory hours.  Laboratory hours allow for practical application of the theatrical approach addressed in both classroom exercises and lectures.  All students should anticipate committing additional time outside of the classroom instruction for lab work.