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Majors and minors enroll in 100-level versions of the courses cited below and receive letter grades; see academic courses sections. Non-majors enroll in the paracurricular versions as listed and receive Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grades.

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THTR-010  Theatre Practicum Production 1

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 110.ıSatisfactory/Unsatisfacory grades. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-012  Theatre Practicum: Production 2

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 112.ıSatisfactory/Unsatisfacory grades. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-013  Theatre Practicum: Production 3

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 113.ıSatisfactory/Unsatisfacory grades. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-014  Theatre Practicum: Production 4

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 114.ıSatisfactory/Unsatisfacory grades. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-015  Theatre Practicum: Costuming I

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 115.ıSatisfactory/Unsatisfacory grades. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-016  Theatre Practicum: Costuming 2

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 116.ıSatisfactory/Unsatisfacory grades. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-017  Theatre Practicum: Costuming 3

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 117.ıSatisfactory/Unsatisfacory grades. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-018  Theatre Practicum: Costuming 4

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 118.

THTR-020  Theatre Practicum: Acting 1

Participation in experiential activity of actingıin major Linfield College theatre production.ıApplication of skills learned in 181 and otherıacting courses. Development of actor as one facetıof production ensemble. THTR 020: paracurricularıversion of 120 and is graded S/U.ı1 credit (EL)

THTR-021  Theatre Practicum: Acting 2

Participation in experiential activity of actingıin major Linfield College theatre production.ıSecond-level application of skills learned in THTRı181 and other acting courses. Development of actorıas one facet of production ensemble. THTR 021:ıparacurricular version of the course is gradedıS/U.ı1 credit (EL)

THTR-022  Theatre Practicum: Acting 3

Participation in experiential activity of actingıin major Linfield College theatre production.ıThird-level application of skills learned in 181ıand other acting courses. Development of actor asıone facet of production ensemble. THTR 022:ıparacurricular version of the course is gradedıS/U.ı1 credit (EL)

THTR-023  Theatre Practicum: Acting 4

Participation in experiential activity of actingıin major Linfield College theatre production.ıFourth-level application of skills learned in 181ıand other acting courses. Development of actor asıone facet of production ensemble. THTR 023:ıparacurricular version of the course is gradedıS/U.ı1 credit (EL)

THTR-110  Theatre Practicum: Production 1

A laboratory experience in theatre production withıfocus on design and technical theatre. Requiresıparticipation on one or more production crews forımajor theatre presentations. Specific workıassignments vary by semester and production. THTRı010: paracurricular version of 110 is graded S/U.ı1 credit (EL)

THTR-112  Theatre Practicum: Production 2

Second-level laboratory experience in theatreıproduction with focus on design and technicalıtheatre. Requires participation on one or moreıproduction crews for major theatre presentations.ıSpecific work assignments vary by semester andıproduction. THTR 012: paracurricular version ofıthe course and is graded S/U.ı1 credit (EL)

THTR-113  Theatre Practicum: Production 3

Third-level laboratory experience in theatreıproduction with focus on design and technicalıtheatre. Requires participation on one or moreıproduction crews for major theatre presentations.ıSpecific work assignments vary by semester andıproduction. THTR 013: paracurricular version ofıthe course and is graded S/U.ı1 credit (EL)

THTR-114  Theatre Practicum: Production 4

Fourth-level laboratory experience in theatreıproduction with focus on design and technicalıtheatre. Requires participation on one or moreıproduction crews for major theatre presentations.ıSpecific work assignments vary by semester andıproduction. THTR 014: paracurricular version ofıthe course and is graded S/U.ı1 credit (EL)

THTR-115  Theatre Practicum: Costuming I

Laboratory experience in theatre production withıfocus on costuming and makeup for the theatre.ıRequires participation on one or more productionıcrews for major theatre presentations. Specificıwork assignments vary by semester and production.ı1 credit. (EL)

THTR-116  Theatre Practicum: Costuming 2

Second-level laboratory experience in theatreıproduction with focus on costuming and makeup forıthe theatre. Requires participation on one orımore production crews for major theatreıpresentations. Specific work assignments vary byısemester and production. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-117  Theatre Practicum: Costuming 3

Third-level laboratory experience in theatreıproduction with focus on costuming and makeup forıthe theatre. Requires participation on one orımore production crews for major theatreıpresentations. Specific work assignments vary byısemester and production. (EL)

THTR-118  Theatre Practicum: Costuming 4

Fourth-level laboratory experience in theatreıproduction with focus on costuming and makeup forıthe theatre. Requires participation on one orımore production crews for major theatreıpresentations. Specific work assignments vary byısemester and production. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-120  Theatre Practicum: Acting 1

Participation in experiential activity of actingıin major Linfield College theatre production.ıApplication of skills learned in 181 and otherıacting courses. Development of actor as one facetıof production ensemble. THTR 020: paracurricularıversion of 120 and is graded S/U.ı1 credit (EL)

THTR-121  Theatre Practicum: Acting 2

Participation in experiential activity of actingıin major Linfield College theatre production.ıSecond-level application of skills learned in THTRı181 and other acting courses. Development of actorıas one facet of production ensemble. THTR 021:ıparacurricular version of the course is gradedıS/U.ı1 credit (EL)

THTR-122  Theatre Practicum: Acting 3

Participation in experiential activity of actingıin major Linfield College theatre production.ıThird-level application of skills learned in 181ıand other acting courses. Development of actor asıone facet of production ensemble. THTR 022:ıparacurricular version of the course is gradedıS/U.ı1 credit (EL)

THTR-123  Theatre Practicum: Acting 4

Participation in experiential activity of actingıin major Linfield College theatre production.ıFourth-level application of skills learned in 181ıand other acting courses. Development of actor asıone facet of production ensemble. THTR 023:ıparacurricular version of the course is gradedıS/U.ı1 credit (EL)

THTR-162  Fundamentals of Theatre Design and Drawing

Exploration of design elements common to scenic,ıcostume, and lighting design and the visualıprocesses necessary for communicating theseıelements, including sketching, drafting, andırendering. $60 fee.ıOffered fall semester.ı3 credits (CS)

THTR-170  Introduction To Theatre

Audience-based approach to theatre that developsıobservational skills and perceptions in order toıenhance the student's understanding and enjoymentıof theatre events. Introduction to acting,ıdirecting, dramatic structure and form, andıtechnical theatre. $30-40 fee.ı3 credits (CS)

THTR-181  Acting

Fundamentals of acting, including techniques thatıfree the actor, basic skills needed to communicateıinner truth, analysis of roles, interdependence ofıall people on stage. Public performance of finalıscenes. Appropriate for both majors andınon-majors.ı3 credits (CS)

THTR-185  Stagecraft

Principles and methods of stagecraft as used inıtheatre and other productions. Two- andıthree-dimensional scenery, productionıorganization, and safety. Lecture, discussion,ıand laboratory work. $40 fee.ıOffered spring.ı3 credits (CS)

THTR-210  Theatre Practicum: Production 5

Advanced laboratory experience in theatreıproduction focusing on design and technicalıtheatre. Participation on one or more productionıcrews for major theatre presentations. May includeıcrew head or assistant technical directorıresponsibilities.ıPrerequisite: one 100-level theatre productionıpracticum course.ı1 credit (EL)

THTR-211  Theatre Practicum: Production 6

Second-level advanced laboratory experience inıtheatre production focusing on design andıtechnical theatre. Participation on one or moreıprodution crews for major theatre presentations.ıMay include crew head or assistant technicalıdirector responsibilities.ıPrerequisities: one 100-level theatre productionıpracticum course and 210.ı1 credit (EL)

THTR-212  Theatre Practicum: Theatre Production Staff Assistant 1

Participation as assistant director or assistantıdramaturg on theatre production staff for oneımajor theatre presentation. Application ofıprinciples from 370. Intense experiential activityıthat also requires research and creativeıcontibutions appropriate to the role and inısupport of the director.ıPrerequisite: 370 and instructor's consent.ı1 credit

THTR-213  Theatre Practicum: Production Staff Assistant 2

Participation as assistant scenic designer,ıassistant lighting designer, assistant costumeıdesigner, or assistant sound designer on theatreıproduction staff for one major theatreıpresentation. Application of principles fromı380,385,390 and/or 466. Intense experientialıactivity that also requires research and creativeıcontributions appropriate to role and in supportıof designer.ıPrerequisites: 380,385,390 or 466 (Topics: SoundıDesign) as appropriate and instructor's consent.ı1 credit (EL)

THTR-270  Play Reading and Analysis

A directed reading of classical and contemporaryıplays. Provides an introduction to dramaticıliterature and various approvaches to playıanalysis.ı1 credit

THTR-281  Intermediate Acting

A second acting course to broaden and polishıperformance skills. Emphasis on motivation,ıphysicalization, development of vocal instrumentıand use of dialects, auditioning and beginningımedia acting skills. Public performance required.ıOpen to all students. Three lecture/lab sessionsıper week. $40 fee.ıOffered spring of even-numbered years.ıPrerequisite: 181.ı3 credits (CS)

THTR-290  Stage Makeup

Makeup for stage, including materials andıprocedures, character interpretation, designıcreation and application, and creation andıpresentation of final electronic portfolio.ıLecture, discussion, and laboratory work. ı$65 fee. Offered spring. 3 credits.

THTR-295  Theatre Business and Promotions

Managerial theory and practices of professionalıand not-for-profit theatre operations,ıincluding organizational structure, financialıpractices, promotions (including socialımedia), front of house operations, box office,ıseason selections, grant writing andıinstitutional advancement, and legal concerns.ıOffered fall of odd-numbered years. 3 credits.

THTR-314  Theatre Practicum: Stage Managing 1

Participation as stage manager on theatreıproduction staff for one major theatreıpresentation during semester. Application ofıprinciples from THTR 365. Intense experientialıactivity that also requires research and creativeıcontributions.ıPrerequisites: THTR 365 and instructor's consent.ı1-2 credits

THTR-315  Theatre Practicum: Stage Managing 2

Participation as stage manager on theatreıproduction staff for one major theatreıpresentation during the semester. Second-levelıapplication of principles from 365. Intenseıexperiential activity that also requires researchıand creative contributions.ıPrerequisite: THTR 365 and instructor's consent.ı1-2 credits

THTR-316  Theatre Practicum: Design

Participation as scenic designer, lightingıdesigner, costume designer, or sound designer onıthe theatre production staff for a major theatreıproduction. Application of principles fromıTCT 380, 385 and/or 390. Intense experientialıactivity for the exceptional student withıdemonstrated talent in design.ıPrerequisites: 380, 385 or 390 as appropriate;ı212, plus invitation of the faculty.ı2-3 credits

THTR-317  Theatre Practicum: Directing

Participation as director for a major theatreıpresentation. Application of principles fromıTCT 370 and 371. Intense experiential activityıfor the exceptional student with demonstratedıtalent in directing.ıPrerequisites: 212, 370, 371, plus invitation ofıthe faculty.ı2-3 credits

THTR-320  Theatre Practicum: Advanced Acting

Participation as actor in a "major" roleı(as determined by the faculty) in a main stageıpresentation. Application of principles fromıTHTR 181 and 281.ıPrerequisites: 181, 281, invitation of theıfaculty, and successful casting in a production byıparticipating in the audition process.ı2-3 credits

THTR-365  Stage Management

Theory and practice of procedures used toıorganize, mount, run, and strike a production,ıincluding responsibilities during rehearsals forıcrew assignments, scheduling, and performanceıoperations. Requires final prompt book and ıdigital portfolio with presentations. Offeredıspring even-numbered years. 3 credits.

THTR-370  Play Directing

The director's tasks in preparing, rehearsing, andımounting a show. Play analysis, casting,ıscheduling, blocking, business, picturization, andıpolishing. Three lecture/lab sessions per week.ı$45 fee.ıPrerequisite: 181; Theatre major or minor; orıconsent of instructor.ıOffered fall of odd-numbered years.ı3 credits

THTR-371  Advanced Directing

Practical application of principles from 370.ıExamination of advanced directing theory andıpractice, including varied stylistic approachesıand conventions. Includes public performanceıintegrating theatrical production elements. Threeılecture/lab sessions per week. $75 fee.ıPrerequisites: Theatre major, successfulıcompletion of 370 (course work and finalıproject),ıapplication, and consent of theatre instructors.ıOffered spring of even-numbered years withısufficient student interest and departmentalıresources.ı3 credits

THTR-380  Scene Design

Visual interpretation of play scripts and thematicıideas, including concept development, advancedıdrafting and rendering techniques, and modelıbuilding. Designs for proscenium, thrust, andıarena stage. Lecture, discussion and laboratoryıwork.Offered fall of odd-numbered years.ıPrerequisites: 162 and 185, or consent ofıinstructor.$180 fee.ı3 credits. (CS)

THTR-385  Lighting Design

Principles of design electricity, lightingıinstrument function and maintenance, scriptıanalysis and concept development, control systems,ıdrafting and lighting theory for stageıperformances. Lecture, discussion and laboratoryıwork. $25 lab fee.ıPrerequisites: 162 and 380, or consent ofıinstructor.ıOffered spring of even-numbered years.ı3 credits (CS)

THTR-390  Costume Design

Theories and techniques for the visualıinterpretation of the play script, including studyıof the principles of line, silhouette, texture.ıStudy of relationships among historical context,ıcharacterization and costume. Lecture, discussionıand laboratory work.ıPrerequisite: 162 or consent of instructor.ıOffered spring of odd-numbered years. $125 fee.ı3 credits (CS)

THTR-466  Topics In Theatre Design and Technology

Advanced design and technology studio course forımajors and minors. Developing specializedıscenographic talents and techniques through topicsısuch as scene painting, model-making in theatricalıdesign, and computer technology in the theatre.ıMay be repeated once for credit.ıPrerequisites: 162 and consent of instructor.ıOffered every 2-3 years as resources permit. $30ıfee.ı3 credits

THTR-470  Theatre History and Literature I

The development of Western and major non-Westernıtheatre traditions to 1700, includingısociological, philosophical, and culturalıfoundations of each major period: dramaticıliterature; physical stage and productionıtechniques; major critical theories. $45 courseıfee.ıPrerequisite: junior or senior standing.ıOffered fall of even-numbered years.ı4 credits (CS or VP, MWI)

THTR-473  Theatre History and Literature II

The development of Western and major non-Westernıtheatre traditions from 1700 to the present,ıincluding sociological and cultural foundations ofıeach major period and aesthetic movement; dramaticıliterature; the physical stage and productionıtechniques. $45 course fee.ıPrerequisite: junior or senior standing.ıOffered spring of odd-numbered years.ı4 credits (CS or VP, MWI)

THTR-475  American Musical Theater

History and analysis of American musical theatreıas exemplified primarily by the Broadway stage.ıMajor forms that contributed to the contemporaryımusical theatre, including opera, operetta,ıminstrels, vaudeville, and revue.ıOffered in the Adult Degree Program and, asıresources permit, on the McMinnville campus.ı3 credits

THTR-481  Topics In Theatre Performance

Advanced studio acting for majors and minors.ıFocus on specialized acting styles and techniquesıthrough topics such as acting Shakespeare, farce,ıancient tragedy, mime, performance art, andıimprovisation. Three lecture/lab sessions perıweek. Offered every 2-3 years as resources permit.ıMay be repeated once for credit with differentıcontent. $45 fee.ıPrerequisites: 181 & 281, or consent ofıinstructor.ı3 credits (CS)

THTR-489  Senior Capstone Seminar

Capstone course focusing on the holistic andıcollaborative practice of theatre. Includesıself-assessment, preparation of portfolios,ıresearch into graduate school opportunities,ıinternships and other career options, developmentıof an article of "publishable" quality tailored toıthe particular interests of the student, publicıdemonstration of skills through formal oralıpresentation of written research article.ıPrerequisite: senior standing.ıOffered fall.ı3 credits (WI)

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