Theatre (THTRE)

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Courses primarily for undergraduates:

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.


An audience oriented, broad-based, team-taught survey of the performing arts which emphasizes theatre and includes segments on television, radio, film, dance, and music.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.


An introduction to Theatre focusing on its relationship with society throughout history.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.


Study and practice of fundamentals of vocal production: breathing, quality, articulation, projection, and expressiveness for the performing artist.

(Cross-listed with DANCE). (0-3) Cr. 0.5-2. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.

Prereq: By audition only
Choreography, rehearsal, and performance in campus dance concerts and/or musical theatre productions. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 1-2. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Practice in various aspects of technical theatre production. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.


Theory and practice in fundamentals of acting.

(3-3) Cr. 4. F.S.


Standard structure and procedures, historical overview of performing arts production including the design and creation of scenery, costumes and lighting.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.


Theory, analysis, and interpretation of play scripts for production.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: 3 credits in theatre; permission of instructor; approval of written proposal

(Cross-listed with ENGL). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: ENGL 250, not open to freshmen
Progresses from production of scenes to fully developed one-act plays. Emphasis on action, staging, writing, analytical reading, workshop criticism, and individual conferences.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: THTRE 251, DANCE 120 recommended
Theory and practice of techniques of acting with emphasis on character and scene analysis.

(2-2) Cr. 3.

Prereq: THTRE 251 or MUSIC 232 or 3 credits in Dance
Theory, history and practice of musical theatre techniques. Designed to develop the musical theatre performance skills of singers, dancers, and actors.

(2-2) Cr. 3.

Prereq: THTRE 354
Theory, history and practice of musical theatre techniques. Designed to develop the musical theatre performance skills of singers, dancers, and actors.

(1-2) Cr. 2. F.


Theory and practice of make-up and hair-styling techniques for the performing arts: Theatre, Opera, Dance, Television and Film. Lab required.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.


Principles of oral interpretation: practice in analysis, in reading aloud of literary selections, and in reader's theatre.

(3-2) Cr. 4. S.

Prereq: THTRE 255
Tools, materials, and techniques of planning, constructing and painting of performing arts scenography. Basic principles of lighting technology. Technical drawing for performing arts production.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: THTRE 255
An exploration of the elements, principles and art of theatrical design.

(2-2) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: THTRE 365
Intensive application of the principles introduced in 365. In-depth study and practice of the graphic skills of rendering and drafting.

Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: THTRE 365
Studies in Theatre Design and Production.

Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: THTRE 365
Special topics related to costume design.

Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: THTRE 365
Special topics related to scenic design.

Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: THTRE 365
Special topics in lighting design.

Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: THTRE 365
Special topics in sound design.

Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: THTRE 365
Special topics in stagecraft.

Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: THTRE 365
Special topics in costume draping and patterning.

Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: THTRE 365
Special topics related to advanced makeup.

Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: THTRE 365
Special topics related to stage management.

Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: THTRE 365
Special topics related to technical direction.

Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: THTRE 365
Special topics related to Arts Management.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: THTRE 351 and permission of instructor
Analysis and practice of period scenes.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: THTRE 255; THTRE 263; THTRE 251 recommended
Theory, techniques, and practice of directing.

(2-2) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: THTRE 455
Practical and theoretical experience in directing the stage play.

(3-2) Cr. 4. Repeatable, maximum of 12 credits. F.S.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Focuses on the art and craft of specific areas of theatrical design. Each semester the student will focus on one or two of the following: scenic, costume, or lighting design.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: HIST 201 or equivalent
Theatre history from ancient times to 1800.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: THTRE 465
Theatre history from 1800 to present.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: 9 credits in theatre courses; junior classification
Practicum in production with ISU Theatre, with opportunities for specialization within various areas. Required: Approval of written proposal.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: 9 credits in theatre, approved written proposal, junior classification
Only one independent study enrollment within the department is permitted per semester. No more than 9 credits in Thtre 490 may be counted toward graduation.

Cr. 1-8. Repeatable, maximum of 8 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: 18 credits in THTRE, other courses deemed appropriate by faculty adviser; 2nd semester junior or senior standing; minimum GPA of 2.5 and minimum GPA of 3.0 in THTRE courses
Supervised application of theatre in professional settings.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: 9 credits in theatre
Topics may include the following:.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: 9 credits in theatre
Topics may include the following:.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: 9 credits in theatre
Topics may include the following:.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: 9 credits in theatre
Topics may include the following:.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: 9 credits in theatre
Topics may include the following:.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: 9 credits in theatre
Topics may include the following:.

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable, maximum of 12 credits.

Prereq: Approved written proposal