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THEA 1110G. Introduction to Theatre

3 Credits (3)

This course provides an introduction to the study of theatre. Students will examine various components that comprise theatre, such as acting, directing, playwriting, dramaturgy, scenic and costume design, stagecraft, spectatorship, history, theory, and criticism.

THEA 1210G. Acting for Non-Majors

3 Credits (3)

This class gives non-majors experience in the depth and craft of the actor’s art. Students will learn various terms, techniques, and practices of acting and will demonstrate their understanding in class. Through exercises and improvisations, partnered scenes, and group work, students will be better able to appreciate the work of others as they learn techniques of performing. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

THEA 1221. Beginning Acting

3 Credits (3)

Basic understanding of self-expression through a variety of physical exercises, improvisation, and character study, culminating in scene or monologue work. Restricted to: THTR majors.

THEA 1222. Stage Movement

3 Credits (3)

Physical techniques for the actor to develop kinesthetic awareness and skills in characterization, archetypes, and stage combat. Restricted to: THTR majors.

THEA 1223. The Art of Theatre

3 Credits (3)

This course introduces the variety and scope of theatre professions, the value and goals of the theatre major and an analysis of the art form from script to stage. Restricted to: Required for THTR majors majors.

THEA 1310. Introduction to Costuming

3 Credits (3)

This course introduces students to basic skills generally used in creating costumes for theatre. During the semester students will be introduced to the costume shop, equipment, supplies, and processes. They will learn the process of sewing a garment and running a stage production.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): THEA 1310L. Restricted to: THTR majors.

THEA 1310L. Costume Craft Lab

1 Credit (1)

Class members will assist in construction for productions in a studio environment.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): THEA 1310.

THEA 1415. Running Crew I

2 Credits (1+2P)

Students learn about backstage and front of house production positions and work on a technical aspect of a product in a rehearsal and performance environment.

THEA 2221. Intermediate Acting: Scene Study and Monologues

3 Credits (3)

Monologues and scene work, using character and script analysis. Prerequisite(s):

Prerequisite(s): THEA 1221 or THEA 1210 with C- or above.

THEA 2222. Intermediate Acting for Non-Majors

3 Credits (3)

A continuation of THEA 1210 with an emphasis on monologues, scenes and characterization. Prerequisite(s): THEA 1210

THEA 2310. Stagecraft

3 Credits (3)

Student will explore basic skills for scenic designers and techniques of set construction for the stage, including building scenery, rigging, painting and properties.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): THEA 2310L.

THEA 2310L. Stagecraft Laboratory

1 Credit (1)

Class members will assist with construction for productions in a studio environment.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): THEA 2310.

THEA 2340. Introduction to Design

3 Credits (3)

Introduction into our visual world via the language of designers, focusing on collaboration, creative thinking and presentation skills. The varied design professions in theatre and the performing arts will be explored. Restricted to: Required of all THTR Majors.

THEA 2415. Running Crew II

1 Credit (1)

Students learn about backstage and front of house production positions and work on a technical aspect of a product in a rehearsal and performance environment.

THEA 2421. Vocal Production for the Actor

3 Credits (3)

Exploration and development of the actor's vocal instrument, including relaxation, projection, diction and articulation. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: THTR majors.

THEA 2993. Theatre Workshop I

0.5 Credits (.5)

Required for all freshman and sophomore theatre majors, this course coordinates all processes within Theatre Arts, providing a forum for discussion and feedback. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

THEA 2996. Theatre Topics

1-3 Credits (1-3)

Specific subjects to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.