Theatre 7-12

Theatre Supplemental Endorsement Grades 7-12 (21 hours)

Required Theatre Arts Courses 18 hours
THTRE-1020 THTRE-1020
THTRE 1300 Acting I 3 hours
THTRE 2500 Directing I 3 hours
THTRE 3500 Directing II 3 hours
THTRE 3800 World Theatre History I 3 hours
Select one of the following: 3 hours
Required Methods Course 3 hours
EDUC 3240 Methods for Teaching Communication and Theatre Arts in 7-12 3 hours

 

EDUC 3240 Methods for Teaching Communication and Theatre Arts in 7-12 (3 hours)

A survey of the methods for teaching communication in the classroom and of directing extracurricular activities. Cross listed with THTRE 3240.
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program or permission of the department chair.

THTRE-1020
THTRE 1300 Acting I (3 hours)

This introductory acting course focuses on building physical, vocal, intellectual, and intuitive foundations for actors. Through discovery exercises, students increase their awareness of the fundamentals of contemporary acting and apply these concepts to monologue and scene work.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
THTRE 1400 Stagecraft (3 hours)

A course introducing students to all technical aspects of theatre production including scenery, properties, lighting, sound, makeup, and costuming. Particular emphasis is placed on practical knowledge of scenery, property construction techniques, and the materials used. Students must participate in a laboratory theatre experience.
(Normally offered each fall and spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
THTRE 1410 Costume Construction (3 hours)

The introductory course in costuming for the theatre. It presents the uses of fabrics, textures, colors, plastics, and other materials as well as developing the sewing techniques needed for the theatre.
(Normally offered each fall and spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Innovation Thread
THTRE 2500 Directing I (3 hours)

A study of the theories and techniques of directing. Students will direct several short scenes.
Prerequisite(s): THTRE-1020.
(Normally offered each fall and spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Exploratory
THTRE 2700 Introduction to Theatrical Design (3 hours)

This is an introductory course in the theory and practice of design for the theatre. The primary goal of this class is to provide access to terms, concepts, and design principle applications for theatrical scenery, costume, and lighting design.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

THTRE 3500 Directing II (3 hours)

Students will direct under supervision a one-act play or (with instructor's permission) a full-length play. This course may be repeated.
Prerequisite(s): THTRE 2500 Directing I.
(Normally offered each fall and spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Intensive
THTRE 3800 World Theatre History I (3 hours)

An integral factor in the study of the history of theatre is the impact that governments, democratic or otherwise, have on the development and sustenance of the arts. World Theatre History I is a Writing-Instructive course that covers early theatre through the Renaissance, so will investigate principles and ideals of Athenian democracy associated with Classical Greece, republican Rome, and the Italian republics of the early Renaissance, as well as more authoritarian forms of rule in early civilizations in India, China, Japan, and Meso-America.  Key questions will include: In what ways are artistic freedoms and practices linked to structures of governance?  How has theatre over time been a force for political change? Why does theatre flourish in some democracies (and in some authoritarian governments) and not in others? 
Prerequisite(s): POLSC 1000/POLSC 1000FYW United States Government and Politics or THTRE 1010 Theatre Appreciation or THTRE-1020.
(Normally offered on even fall semesters.)

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Democracy Thread
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
EDUC 3240 Methods for Teaching Communication and Theatre Arts in 7-12 (3 hours)

A survey of the methods for teaching communication in the classroom and of directing extracurricular activities. Cross listed with THTRE 3240.
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program or permission of the department chair.

THTRE-1020
THTRE 1300 Acting I (3 hours)

This introductory acting course focuses on building physical, vocal, intellectual, and intuitive foundations for actors. Through discovery exercises, students increase their awareness of the fundamentals of contemporary acting and apply these concepts to monologue and scene work.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
THTRE 1400 Stagecraft (3 hours)

A course introducing students to all technical aspects of theatre production including scenery, properties, lighting, sound, makeup, and costuming. Particular emphasis is placed on practical knowledge of scenery, property construction techniques, and the materials used. Students must participate in a laboratory theatre experience.
(Normally offered each fall and spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
THTRE 1410 Costume Construction (3 hours)

The introductory course in costuming for the theatre. It presents the uses of fabrics, textures, colors, plastics, and other materials as well as developing the sewing techniques needed for the theatre.
(Normally offered each fall and spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Innovation Thread
THTRE 2500 Directing I (3 hours)

A study of the theories and techniques of directing. Students will direct several short scenes.
Prerequisite(s): THTRE-1020.
(Normally offered each fall and spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Exploratory
THTRE 2700 Introduction to Theatrical Design (3 hours)

This is an introductory course in the theory and practice of design for the theatre. The primary goal of this class is to provide access to terms, concepts, and design principle applications for theatrical scenery, costume, and lighting design.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

THTRE 3500 Directing II (3 hours)

Students will direct under supervision a one-act play or (with instructor's permission) a full-length play. This course may be repeated.
Prerequisite(s): THTRE 2500 Directing I.
(Normally offered each fall and spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Intensive
THTRE 3800 World Theatre History I (3 hours)

An integral factor in the study of the history of theatre is the impact that governments, democratic or otherwise, have on the development and sustenance of the arts. World Theatre History I is a Writing-Instructive course that covers early theatre through the Renaissance, so will investigate principles and ideals of Athenian democracy associated with Classical Greece, republican Rome, and the Italian republics of the early Renaissance, as well as more authoritarian forms of rule in early civilizations in India, China, Japan, and Meso-America.  Key questions will include: In what ways are artistic freedoms and practices linked to structures of governance?  How has theatre over time been a force for political change? Why does theatre flourish in some democracies (and in some authoritarian governments) and not in others? 
Prerequisite(s): POLSC 1000/POLSC 1000FYW United States Government and Politics or THTRE 1010 Theatre Appreciation or THTRE-1020.
(Normally offered on even fall semesters.)

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Democracy Thread
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive