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Theatre and Communication Arts

Theater and Communication Arts - Theatre Courses

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. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grades. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-012  Theatre Practicum: Production 2

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

THTR-013  Theatre Practicum: Production 3

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

THTR-014  Theatre Practicum: Production 4

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

THTR-015  Theatre Practicum: Costuming I

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

THTR-016  Theatre Practicum: Costuming 2

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

THTR-017  Theatre Practicum: Costuming 3

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

THTR-018  Theatre Practicum: Costuming 4

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 118.

THTR-020  Theatre Practicum: Acting 1

Paracurricular version of 120. Prerequisite: Successful casting in a production by participating in the audition process and consent of instructor. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-021  Theatre Practicum: Acting 2

Paracurricular version of 121. Prerequisite: Successful casting in a production by participating in the audition process and consent of instructor. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-022  Theatre Practicum: Acting 3

Paracurricular version of 122. Prerequisite: Successful casting in a production by participating in the audition process and consent of instructor. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-023  Theatre Practicum: Acting 4

Paracurricular version of 123. Prerequisite: Successful casting in a production by participating in the audition process and consent of instructor. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-110  Theatre Practicum: Production 1

A laboratory experience in theatre production with focus on design and technical theatre. Requires participation on one or more production crews for major theatre presentations. Specific work assignments vary by semester and production. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-112  Theatre Practicum: Production 2

Second-level laboratory experience in theatre production with focus on design and technical theatre. Requires participation on one or more production crews for major theatre presentations. Specific work assignments vary by semester and production. 1 credit (EL)

THTR-113  Theatre Practicum: Production 3

Third-level laboratory experience in theatre production with focus on design and technical theatre. Requires participation on one or more production crews for major theatre presentations. Specific work assignments vary by semester and production. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-114  Theatre Practicum: Production 4

Fourth-level laboratory experience in theatre production with focus on design and technical theatre. Requires participation on one or more production crews for major theatre presentations. Specific work assignments vary by semester and production. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-115  Theatre Practicum: Costuming I

Laboratory experience in theatre production with focus on costuming and makeup for the theatre. Requires participation on one or more production crews for major theatre presentations. Specific work assignments vary by semester and production. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-116  Theatre Practicum: Costuming 2

Second-level laboratory experience in theatre production with focus on costuming and makeup for the theatre. Requires participation on one or more production crews for major theatre presentations. Specific work assignments vary by semester and production. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-117  Theatre Practicum: Costuming 3

Third-level laboratory experience in theatre production with focus on costuming and makeup for the theatre. Requires participation on one or more production crews for major theatre presentations. Specific work assignments vary by semester and production. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-118  Theatre Practicum: Costuming 4

Fourth-level laboratory experience in theatre production with focus on costuming and makeup for the theatre. Requires participation on one or more production crews for major theatre presentations. Specific work assignments vary by semester and production. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-120  Theatre Practicum: Acting 1

Participation in experiential activity of acting in major Linfield College theatre production. Application of skills learned in 181 and other acting courses. Development of actor as one facet of production ensemble. Prerequisite: Successful casting in a production by participating in the audition process and consent of instructor. 1 credit (EL)

THTR-121  Theatre Practicum: Acting 2

Participation in experiential activity of acting in major Linfield College theatre production. Second-level application of skills learned in 181 and other acting courses. Development of actor as one facet of production ensemble. Prerequisite: Successful casting in a production by participating in the audition process and consent of instructor. 1 credit (EL)

THTR-122  Theatre Practicum: Acting 3

Participation in experiential activity of acting in major Linfield College theatre production. Third-level application of skills learned in 181 and other acting courses. Development of actor as one facet of production ensemble. Prerequisite: Successful casting in a production by participating in the audition process and consent of instructor. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-123  Theatre Practicum: Acting 4

Participation in experiential activity of acting in major Linfield College theatre production. Fourth-level application of skills learned in 181 and other acting courses. Development of actor as one facet of production ensemble. Prerequisite: Successful casting in a production by participating in the audition process and consent of instructor. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-162  Fundamentals of Theatre Design and Drawing

Exploration of design elements common to scenic, costume, and lighting design and the visual processes necessary for communicating these elements, including sketching, drafting, and rendering. $60 fee. Offered fall semester. 3 credits. (CS)

THTR-181  Acting

Fundamentals of acting, including techniques that free the actor, basic skills needed to communicate inner truth, analysis of roles, interdependence of all people on stage. Public performance of final scenes. Appropriate for both majors and non-majors. 3 credits. (CS)

THTR-210  Theatre Practicum: Production 5

Advanced laboratory experience in theatre production focusing on design and technical theatre. Participation on one or more production crews for major theatre presentations. May include crew head or assistant technical director responsibilities. Prerequisite: one 100-level theatre production practicum course. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-211  Theatre Practicum: Production 6

Second-level advanced laboratory experience in theatre production focusing on design and technical theatre. Participation on one or more production crews for major theatre presentations. May include crew head or assistant technical director responsibilities. Prerequisites: one 100-level theatre production practicum course and THTR 210. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-212  Theatre Practicum: Theatre Production Staff Assistant 1

Participation as assistant director or assistant dramaturg on theatre production staff for one major theatre presentation. Application of principles from 370. Intense experiential activity that also requires research and creative contributions appropriate to the role and in support of the director. Prerequisites: THTR 370 and consent of instructor. 1 credit.

THTR-213  Theatre Practicum: Production Staff Assistant 2

Participation as assistant scenic designer, assistant lighting designer, assistant costume designer, or assistant sound designer on theatre production staff for one major theatre presentation. Application of principles from THTR 380, THTR 385, THTR 390 and/or THTR 466. Intense experiential activity that also requires research and creative contributions appropriate to role and in support of designer. Prerequisites: THTR 380, THTR 385, THTR 390 or THTR 466 (Topics: Sound Design) as appropriate, and consent of instructor. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-270  Play Reading and Analysis

A directed reading of classical and contemporary plays. Provides an introduction to dramatic literature and various approaches to play analysis. 1 credit.

THTR-295  Theatre Business and Promotions

Managerial theory and practices of professional and not-for-profit theatre operations, including organizational structure, financial practices, promotions (including social media), front of house operations, box office, season selections, grant writing and institutional advancement, and legal concerns. Offered fall of odd-numbered years. 3 credits.

THTR-299  Special Topics: Theatre Arts

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THTR 299: Controversies in US Theatre: From Casting to Funding - Investigation of controversial issues in the processes of casting, funding, and producing plays and musicals in the United States. Focus on disputes related to questions about race, gender identity, and disability. Development of skills in writing and presenting arguments focused on theatre topics. 3 credits. (US)

THTR-314  Theatre Practicum: Stage Managing 1

Participation as stage manager on theatre production staff for one major theatre presentation during semester. Application of principles from THTR 365. Intense experiential activity that also requires research and creative contributions. Prerequisites: THTR 365 and consent of instructor. 1-2 credits

THTR-315  Theatre Practicum: Stage Managing 2

Participation as stage manager on theatre production staff for one major theatre presentation during the semester. Second-level application of principles from 365. Intense experiential activity that also requires research and creative contributions. Prerequisite: THTR 365 and consent of instructor. 1-2 credits.

THTR-316  Theatre Practicum: Design

Participation as scenic designer, lighting designer, costume designer, or sound designer on the theatre production staff for a major theatre production. Application of principles from THTR 380, THTR 385 and/or THTR 390. Intense experiential activity for the exceptional student with demonstrated talent in design. Prerequisites: THTR 380, THTR 385 or THTR 390 as appropriate; THTR 212, plus invitation of the faculty. 2-3 credits.

THTR-317  Theatre Practicum: Directing

Participation as director for a major theatre presentation. Application of principles from THTR 370 and 371. Intense experiential activity for the exceptional student with demonstrated talent in directing. Prerequisites: THTR 212, 370, 371, plus invitation of the faculty. 2-3 credits.

THTR-320  Theatre Practicum: Advanced Acting

Participation as actor in a "major" role (as determined by the faculty) in a main stage presentation. Application of principles from THTR 181 and THTR 281. Prerequisites: THTR 181, THTR 281, invitation of the faculty, and successful casting in a production by participating in the audition process. 2-3 credits.

THTR-370  Play Directing

The director's tasks in preparing, rehearsing, and mounting a show. Play analysis, casting, scheduling, blocking, business, picturization, and polishing. Three lecture/lab sessions per week. $45 fee. Prerequisite: THTR 181; Theatre Arts major or minor; or consent of instructor. Offered fall of odd-numbered years. 3 credits

THTR-466  Topics In Theatre Design and Technology

Advanced design and technology studio course for majors and minors. Developing specialized scenographic talents and techniques through topics such as scene painting, model-making in theatrical design, sound, and computer technology in the theatre. Offered every 2-3 years as resources permit. May be repeated once for credit. $30 fee. Prerequisites: THTR 162 and consent of instructor. 3 credits.

THTR-489  Senior Capstone Seminar

Capstone course focusing on the holistic and collaborative practice of theatre. Includes self-assessment, preparation of portfolios, research into graduate school opportunities, internships and other career options, development of an article of "publishable" quality tailored to the particular interests of the student, public demonstration of skills through formal oral presentation of written research article. Prerequisite: senior standing. Offered fall. 3 credits (WI)

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