Theatre

THE 103: DESIGN AND STAGECRAFT

This course includes various techniques on how to design and construct scenery for theatrical performances. Topics may involve designing on paper, building on models, construction methods for production, script analysis, and the study of lighting. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


THE 105: INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATER

The elements of theater are examined with the objective of understanding the forms and practices of modern theater and their historical evolution. Concepts from lecture material are put to practical use in laboratory exercises. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix G, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


THE 106: PLAY PRODUCTION

This course encompasses the techniques of theatrical play production in various genres. Topics include the selection of plays, casting, writing, directing, producing, acting, costuming, and scene design, including the application of these techniques to various media and special-purpose presentations. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


THE 109: ACTING I

This course introduces the student to the basic skills of acting; the development of imagination, self-awareness, body control and voice; the techniques of stage movement; textual analysis; creation of character; rehearsal; the application of these skills to various media and special-purpose presentation. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


THE 110: HOW TO AUDITION

This course develops the basic skills needed to complete a successful audition. Topics covered include: interviews, professional pictures and resumes, audition monologues, finding an agent or manager and cold readings. Pre- or Co-requisite: THE 109

Credits: 1
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


THE 120: PERFORMING SKLLS FOR CLASSROOM

This theatre course empowers the education student with various theatrical performance skills to captivate students and creatively convey information. Lessons involve the use of physical and vocal animation and enthusiasm, humor, imaginative use of space, storytelling, role-playing, props, suspense and surprise. Note: This course is intended for students preparing to be teachers. Note: Students must register for both lecture and lab.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


THE 161: THEATER PRACTICUM I

This course will enable the students to put theory into practice by experiencing first hand the creation of a live performance of a professional play from start to finish. This includes securing the rights to a play, pre-production meetings, casting, acting, stage managing and creating sets, lights, costumes, sound, props, multimedia, makeup, publicity and programs. The course will culminate in a series of public performances. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab. Pre- or Co-requisite: THE 105

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


THE 201: PLAY DIRECTING

Students will experience first-hand the theater director's role including his/her relation to the play, script, character analysis, the elements of drama, use of dialogue, dramatic devices, blocking and staging, casting, rehearsals and production. Also explored will be the director's relationship to the producer, as well as the technical aspects of the production -- lights, set, sound, costumes, props and multi-media. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab. Prerequisite: THE 105.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


THE 209: ACTING II

This course further develops the basic skills of acting that were introduced in Acting I. These skills include the development of imagination, emotional recall, sense memory, listening, body control, voice, improvisation, stage movement, textual analysis, creation of character, action and objective, rehearsal, and especially Scene Study, including the application of these skills to various media. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab. Prerequisite: THE 109

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


THE 220: PERFORMING FOR THE MEDIA

This course provides an opportunity to study the practical approaches to performance for the media. It is a study in contemporary performance with a basic and essential knowledge of on-camera acting for film and television, corporate presentations, reporting, as well as voice-over recording. There will also be some opportunity for self-directed learning with group performances in the television studio and audio production suites, as well as performing in student-directed video projects. The course places an emphasis on voice production and on-camera acting/performing techniques. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab. Prerequisite: COM 101 or SPE 101 or THE 109.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


THE 261: THEATER PRACTICUM II

This course is an opportunity for the advanced performing arts student to take a leadership role in the creation of a live performance of a professional play from start to finish. This includes securing the rights to a play, pre-production meetings, casting, acting, stage managing, creating sets, lights, costumes, sound, props, multi-media, makeup, publicity and programs. The course will culminate in a series of public performances. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab. Prerequisite: THE 161.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


THE 271: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT I

A special learning experience designed by one or more students with the cooperation and approval of a faculty member. Proposed study plans require departmental approval. Projects may be based on reading, research, travel, work experience, or other activities that advance the student's knowledge and competence in oral communication, theatre or related subjects. The student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 35-50 hours.

Credits: 1
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


THE 272: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT II

Similar to THE 271, except that student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 70-90 hours.

Credits: 2
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


THE 273: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT III

Similar to THE 271, except that student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 105-135 hours.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015