Minor in Theatre Course Descriptions
ENG 456 - Drama
A study in the forms techniques and historical evolution of drama through the discussion of a particular theme, author, group of authors, or literary movement. The course’s focus will be reflected in the course titles in the course offering bulletins.
Prerequisites: ENG 101-102 or 110-111. May be repeated up to six Credits on different
ENG 463 - The Age of Shakespeare
A study of the major works of Shakespeare and other dramatists from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This course will focus on various genres.
Prerequisites: ENG 101-102 or 110-111.
THR 181 - Introduction to Theatre
An introduction and overview of the elements of theatre: acting, directing, stagecraft, and playwriting, with some attention to theatre history. Students will be encouraged to attend theatrical productions on campus and in Central Ohio. A great way to learn about the theatre.
Not open to students with Credit for COM 181.
THR 244 - Oral Interpretation
A study of the principles and practices of analysis and effective oral delivery of poetry, prose, and dramatic literature; the study of literature through oral performance. Perfect for those interested in public speaking, teaching, law, storytelling, and performance.
Not open to students with Credit for COM 244.
THR 270 - Acting
Serving as an introduction to the actor's training process, the first half of this course focuses on creativity, artistic discipline, and the development of vocal and physical variety as the basis for character development. The second half of the course focuses on the actor's approach to play script interpretation.
Not open to students with Credit for COM 270.
THR 305 - Playwriting
Using Aristotle’s six elements, students will analyze plays and then write short monologues, scenes, and finally a one-act play. The focus on dialogue and conflict in this course will energize all forms of creative writing.
Prerequisites: ENG 110 and ENG 111.
THR 310 - Practicum in Theatre
Hands-on experience in areas such as acting, directing, set design, set construction, stage management, etc. Six credits maximum. This course does not fulfill the Arts requirement.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
THR 1/2/3/485 - Special Topics
A study of topics in theatre such as theatre history, technical theatre, directing, advanced acting of special interest to a specific group of students. Six credits maximum.
THR 2/3/486 - Independent Study
Intensive individual work in an area of theatre.
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, academic advisor and division chairperson.
THR 497 - Internship
Supervised internship of 40 hours for each semester Credit in a setting meeting the needs and interests of the student. Six credits maximum.
Prerequisites: 3.0 GPA in all coursework, consent of instructor, academic advisor and division chairperson; successful completion of application requirements for internship.