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THEA 1000 - Theatre Practice and Production

This course provides practical experience to the theatre student through participation in production or performance within the theatre department over a 16-week semester. A minimum of 48 combined clock hours must be completed in any component of production or performance per semester. Four terms are required for all theatre majors. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

 

THEA 1023 - Acting for Non-Majors

This course develops an understanding and appreciation of the art of acting, and establishes the basic elements of the actors’ craft through the exploration of the three basic tools of the performer: imagination, voice, and body movement. This class includes the study of acting principles and stage techniques through the use of theatre games, improvisation, and scene performances. Students are required to participate in outside homework assignments, including production activities within the Theatre Department.

 

THEA 1033 - Stagecraft I

A study of the technical skills and practical application of techniques in the constructing, painting, handling, and lighting of scenery. Student may be required to lift 50 lbs, work with power tools and climb ladders.

 

THEA 1043 - Stagecraft II

Exploration of the technical aspects of play production with emphasis on individual projects in design and construction. Student is required to lift 50 lbs, work with power tools and climb ladders. Prerequisite: THEA 1033 and THEA 1093 or instructor approval.

 

THEA 1053 - Acting I

This course is designed for the beginning actor with previous on-stage experience, who intends to continue studies in the performing arts. Course work includes acting theory, methodology, terminology, character analysis, vocal technique, body movement, and presentation of scenes and monologues. Students are required to participate in outside homework assignments, including production activities within the Theatre Department. Enrollment open only to Theatre majors or by instructor approval.

 

THEA 1061 - Tulsa Community College Community Theatre

The rehearsal and performance of a theatre production. May be repeated. Participation is open to TCC students and any member  of the community.

 

THEA 1073 - Entertainment Electrical Fundamentals

This course provides the foundations of electrical theory including atomic theory, resistors, safety, basic AC circuits, single and three phase circuits. Students will be required to participate in outside projects. Self-paced Laboratory.

 

THEA 1081 - Theatre Practice I

This course is a freshman level practical experience for each component of the departmental season in performance or production. Course may be repeated. Participation is required for majors and open to all students.

 

THEA 1093 - Introduction to Theatre (H)

A survey of theatre history, literature, and practices from the Greek period to the contemporary, relating the relevance of the theatre as a social force in and a reflection of the human conditions since ancient times. Students will be required to participate in outside homework assignments that include production activities in the theatre department.

 

THEA 1113 - Theatre Graphics

From conception to three dimensions, students develop the modes of visual communication through this introduction to drafting,rendering, and model building skills.

 

THEA 1123 - Introduction to Sound Reinforcement

This course is an introduction to the application of the principles of stage sound. Training in the use and maintenance of sound equipment, recording/editing sound effects tapes and training in electronic sound reinforcement. Student must be able to lift 50+ lbs.

 

THEA 1133 - Costume Techniques I

This course is a study of costume construction techniques. The course will cover proper measuring skills, various construction techniques, and understanding of fabrics, costume cutting skills, and dyeing.

 

THEA 1143 - Introduction to Rigging and Fly Systems

An introduction to rigging for the entertainment industry. Training for the use of counter-weight systems, hemp systems, and simple rigging. This course will emphasize safety and will examine OSHA, ESTA, LATSE and USITT standards and regulations. Student must be able to lift 50+ lbs, climb a straight ladder 66’ to the grid and not have a fear of heights. Prerequisite: THEA 1033 or instructor approval.

 

THEA 1163 - Welding I

This course covers the basics of metal and welding techniques for the entertainment industry. Student must be able to lift 50+lbs and work with power tools and welders. Self-Paced Laboratory. Prerequisite: THEA 1033.

 

THEA 1240 - Private Acting

Student works one-on-one with an acting coach to help improve basic acting techniques including character analysis, movement and vocal interpretations in classes, auditions or performances. An additional laboratory fee is required. Requires instructor approval. 1 credit hour private acting instruction requires a weekly 30-minute lesson on average; 1.5 hours minimum weekly work with material in preparation for lessons recommended. No lecture. Laboratory 2 hours 2 credit hours private acting instruction requires a weekly 1-hour lesson on average; 3 hours minimum weekly work with material in preparation for lessons recommended. No lecture. Laboratory 4 hours.

 

THEA 1343 - Stage Movement I

This course offers a beginning study of the physical component of acting and is designed to give the actor an understanding of the use of the body as an expressive instrument through development of flexibility, strength, and coordination. Explore an integration of breath work, body awareness, and imagination in relation to the physical self, neutral alignment, physical creativity, and relaxation.

 

THEA 1353 - Stage Movement II

This course strengthens the basic skills developed in Stage Movement I as it relates to the process of acting through independent work, consideration of environmental factors, and relating to others. The focus concentrates on creating a character, physicalizing text and establishing an awareness of kinesthetic movement patterns. Prerequisite: THEA 1093 and THEA 1343 or instructor approval.

 

THEA 1411 - Musical Theatre Dance for Performance I

Introduction to the art of Musical Theatre dance. This course is designed to complement a theatre program or enhance other degree disciplines. Coursework consists of Musical Theatre dance terminology, Musical Theatre dance steps, rehearsed choreography, and an introduction to important people in Musical Theatre dance history. An end of term performance is required.

 

THEA 1421 - Ballet for Performance I

Introduction to the art of Ballet dance. This course is designed to complement a theatre program or enhance other degree disciplines. Coursework consists of Ballet terminology, proper body alignment, execution of Ballet steps, rehearsed choreography, and an introduction to important people in Ballet history. An end of term performance is required.

 

THEA 1431 - Jazz Dance and Movement for Performance I

Introduction to the art of Jazz dance. This course is designed to complement a theatre program or enhance other degree disciplines. Coursework consists of Jazz terminology, execution of Jazz steps, rehearsed choreography, and an introduction to important people in Jazz dance history. An end of term performance is required.

 

THEA 1441 - Modern Dance for Performance I

Introduction to the art of Modern dance. This course is designed to complement a theatre program or enhance other degree disciplines. Coursework consists of Modern dance terminology, execution of Modern dance steps, rehearsed choreography, and an introduction to important people in Modern dance history. An end of term performance is required.

 

THEA 1563 - Musical Theatre

A course designed to develop the music and theatric talents of students who either are interested in a degree in Musical Theatre or simply want to broaden their individual experiences on the stage. Course work consists of learning, blocking and presenting scenes from the major genres in musical theatre. Historical and cultural perspectives on individual works will be included in abbreviated lecture form. Requires voice, dance and/or theatre experience.

 

THEA 2003 - Audition Techniques

This course will instruct students on how to prepare for and be successful in every aspect of auditioning. Students will work on choosing appropriate monologues, finding auditions, formatting resumes, and choosing audition apparel. Prerequisite: THEA 1053.

 

THEA 2013 - Make-Up I

Study of principles and techniques of make-up, and practice application.

 

THEA 2043 - Costume History

This course informs the student of the historical aspects of costuming in society and how this costuming can be used on the stage. Prerequisite: THEA 1093 or instructor approval.

 

THEA 2053 - Acting II

This course builds on the basic skills developed in Acting I and further hones the students’ dexterity in applying specific techniques to the acting craft. Students are required to participate in outside homework assignments including production activities in the theatre department. This course may be repeated; maximum credit 9 hours. Prerequisite: THEA 1053 and THEA 1093 or instructor approval.

 

THEA 2063 - Fundamentals of Stage Lighting

This course provides students with a fundamental approach to stage lighting, experience in handling lighting equipment, and theories of lighting as they apply to the stage production. Student must be able to lift 50+ lbs., climb ladders and not have a fear of heights.

 

THEA 2073 - Introduction to Production Design

This course informs the student of the three design areas in theatre production and the basic theories behind the design techniques. Use of lecture and practical lab work. Self-Paced Laboratory.

 

THEA 2081 - Theatre Practice II

This course is a sophomore level practical experience for each component of the departmental season in performance or production. Course may be repeated. Participation is required for majors and open to all students.

 

THEA 2093 - Make-Up II

The most effective method of creating most three-dimensional make-up additions for the artist or actor is the use of molded prosthetic pieces. After developing your skills in Theatre Make-Up I and the use of the same Corson text, delve deeper into the art of facial molds, special effects, and prosthetic make-up for television and stage. Prerequisites: THEA 1093 and THEA 2013 or instructor approval.

 

THEA 2133 - Advanced Lighting for the Stage

This course is a continuation of Fundamentals of Stage Lighting. It will examine control and instrumentation of intelligent lighting systems and will place more emphasis on design. Work outside of class on productions is required. Qualified students will be given design assignments. Student must be able to lift 50+ lbs., climb ladders and not have a fear of heights. Prerequisite: THEA 1093 and THEA 2063 or instructor approval.

 

THEA 2143 - Costume Techniques II

This course will cover the costuming process from patterning to the completion of a wearable period costume complete with footwear, headgear and accessories. Prerequisite: THEA 1133 or pass a sewing skills proficiency test.

 

THEA 2153 - Advanced Sound Reinforcement

This course covers power requirements, fly systems, sight line fundamentals, special effects, monitor systems, stage wiring, and other “tricks of the trade.” Student must be able to lift 50+lbs. Prerequisite: THEA 1093 and THEA 1123 or instructor approval.

 

THEA 2173 - Arena Rigging

A continuation of rigging, counter weight systems, and hemp systems. This course will also examine chain motor systems and wire rope winch systems with an emphasis on safety. This course will also take a look at flying people with an eye to the ESTA report. As in the first course OSHA, LATSE, ESTA, and USITT standards will be taught. Student must be able to lift 75+lbs., climb straight ladders 66’ to grid and not have a fear of heights. Prerequisites: THEA 1033 and THEA 1143 or instructor approval.

 

THEA 2233 - Entertainment Computer-Aided Design

Basic introduction to computer-aided design drafting. Hands-on experience to include basic mechanical drafting terminology and techniques. An introduction to user specific third party software as related to drafting and designing of scenery for productions. Prerequisite: THEA 1093 and 1113 or instructor approval.

 

THEA 2253 - Stage Management

Emphasis on interpersonal skills in people management through the rehearsal and performance process and theatre decorum including union regulations for professional and artistic insight into the role of stage manager. Prerequisite: THEA 1093 or instructor approval.

 

THEA 2273 - Stage Production Technology Internship

Students work in a qualifying occupational setting where they receive practical training and experience toward their occupational objectives. Requires instructor approval.

 

THEA 2313 - Voice and Diction I

This course develops the actors voice for effective communication and performing for the stage through an awareness of inner space, alignment, breath, resonance, articulation, expressive intonation, awareness of General American Dialect, and a beginning look at Phonetics and the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet).

 

THEA 2323 - Voice and Diction II

This course expands on the basic skills developed in Voice and Diction I to develop the actor’s voice for effective communication in performing for the stage, creating a character while vocalizing the text, and a continued understanding of Phonetics and the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet). Prerequisite: THEA 1093 and THEA 2313 or instructor approval.

 

THEA 2333 - Improvisation for the Theatre

This course is designed to prepare students for using improvisational techniques in rehearsal and performance. We will explore the nature of intuition (intuitive knowledge) by freeing ourselves of all preconceptions, interpretations and assumptions relating to human behavior.

 

THEA 2343 - Introduction to Costume Design

Basic theories, techniques, and procedures of costume design for stage, film, and television. Practical training in college productions.

 

THEA 2453 - Creative Writing: Scriptwriting I

This course teaches screenplay writing techniques. Attention is given to subject and character development. Students learn the basic components of plot development, scene building and screenplay formats. Cross listed with ENGL 2453.

 

THEA 2463 - Creative Writing: Scriptwriting II

Advanced studies in concepts and techniques of scriptwriting, working toward completion of a work written specifically for a public reading by TCC acting students. Students receive individual attention as they conceive and develop their work, with an emphasis on characters, plot, theme and language. Prerequisite: THEA 2453 or ENGL 2453.

 

THEA 2990 - Selected Topics in Theatre

The study and/or analysis of a selected topic in Theatre. May be repeated with a different topic.

 

The time required for laboratory may vary by course.
Please refer to the course syllabus for more information.

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