Theatre (THE) Courses
THE 100 Stage Craft (3-0) 3 hrs.
A study and application of the major features of technical production in the theatre with emphasis on scenery construction, lighting, painting, properties, costuming, make-up, tools and safety. Work on technical crews throughout the semester is required. View Course Syllabus
THE 101 Stage Design (3-0) 3 hrs.
This course requires students to translate a visual concept into a design for the stage using the principles of composition and the basic elements of design and communicate that design both orally and visually. Emphasis is placed on the following areas of design: scenic, lighting, and costume. Secondary emphasis will be on make-up stage properties, projections, sound design, and the use of computers in the theatre. Work on technical crews for the department’s production is required. View Course Syllabus
THE 102 Acting I (3-3) 3 hrs.
A performance course in the study and application of fundamental acting techniques for the stage. Open to all students. View Course Syllabus
THE 103 Acting II (3-3) 3 hrs.
This is a performance course, which places emphasis on character and scene study. Students will rehearse and present several classroom scenes during the semester. View Course Syllabus
THE 104 Introduction to the Theatre (3-0) 3 hrs.
This course is a general survey of the theatre including the exploration of the production arts (acting, directing, design, play writing, and criticism) and theatre history from 500BC to the present. The primary objectives of the course are to develop an appreciation and understanding of theatre, not merely as a way of telling a story, or a vehicle of production, but as a special kind of artistic creation that combines its own particular methods with the universal values of all art. As a result, students are required to attend departmental and/ or area theatre activities as well as to write their own 10-minute play. Prerequisite: DST 092; DST 095 or placement into ENG 101. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. View Course Syllabus
THE 105 Rehearsal and Performance (3-3) 3 hrs.
An intensive course in musical theatre production. Students will prepare a musical or straight play for public performance. Students are required to participate in the load-in and strike processes of the show. This course is open to all students including high school juniors and seniors as well as members of the community. No pre-requisite. May be taken more than once for credit. (Also listed as MUS 155) View Course Syllabus
THE 106 Children's Theatre Tour (3-3) 3 hrs.
A workshop/rehearsal/performance course in children’s theatre. Student will prepare a one-act play for presentation at area primary and elementary schools. This piece will be built, rehearsed and toured by the members of the class during the semester. Course may be repeated more than once. View Course Syllabus
THE 115 Backstage Practicum (0-3) 1 hr.
The Backstage Practicum provides students the opportunity to participate in the semester’s mainstage production as a backstage technician. Students can serve as the stage manager, light board operator, sound technician, costume dresser, prop runner, or on the shift crew. Technical positions will vary with the needs of each production. This course may be repeated more than once. Course graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory View Course Syllabus
THE 181 Mime (3-0) 3 hrs.
This is a basic course focusing on the study and application of various techniques of the art of Mime. (Also listed as PE 181) View Course Syllabus
THE 200 Directing Workshop (0-6) 3 hrs.
A workshop in directing techniques with emphasis on play interpretation, casting, stage movement, character development, rehearsals and performance. Each student works with students in Acting II on various directing techniques including one scene presentation. Prerequisites: THE 102 and THE 103. View Course Syllabus
THE 210 Introduction to Dramatic Literature (3-0) 3 hrs.
This course is an introduction to the history and genre of drama. By exploring some of the best-known plays throughout theatre history and how they were performed students will develop an understanding of, and appreciation for the theatre. Lectures, films, and attendance will provide students with a partial overview of the vast range of theatre history and literature. Prerequisite: ENG 101 and either ENG 102 or ENG 103. (Also listed as ENG 213) This course carries SUNY General Education Humanities and The Arts credit. View Course Syllabus
THE 215 Scene Shop Practicum (0-2) 1 hr.
Students will receive credit for working in the scene shop on current theatre productions. Can be taken more than once. Course graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory. View Course Syllabus
THE 220 Theatre History I: Greeks through the 18th Century (3-0) 3 hrs.
Surveys the origin and development of theatre from the Greeks through the 18th century. Theatre Architecture, theatre technology, design concepts, acting styles, and significant dramatic works will be explored. Also includes the discussion of theatre traditions of non-Western cultures. Prerequisite: ENG 101. View Course Syllabus
THE 225 Theatre History II: Romantics to Contemporary (3-0) 3 hrs.
Surveys the development of theatre from the early 19th Century to the present. Theatre Architecture, theatre technology, design concepts, acting styles, and significant dramatic works will be explored. Also includes the discussion of theatre traditions of non-Western cultures. ENG 101. View Course Syllabus