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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

Paracurricular version of 110. 1 credit (EL)

THTR-012  Theatre Practicum: Production 2

Paracurricular version 112. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-013  Theatre Practicum: Production 3

Paracurricular version of 113. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-014  Theatre Practicum: Production 4

Paracurricular version 114. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-020  Theatre Practicum: Acting 1

Paracurricular version of 120. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-021  Theatre Practicum: Acting 2

Paracurricular version of 121. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-022  Theatre Practicum: Acting 3

Paracurricular version of 122. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-023  Theatre Practicum: Acting 4

Paracurricular version of 123. 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-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. 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 THTR 181 and other acting courses. Development of actor as one facet of production ensemble. 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. 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. 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-170  Introduction To Theatre

Audience-based approach to theatre that develops observational skills and perceptions in order to enhance students' understanding and enjoyment of theatre events. Introduction to acting, directing, dramatic structure and form, and technical theatre. $40 fee. 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-185  Stagecraft

Principles and methods of stagecraft as used in theatre and other productions. Two- and three-dimensional scenery, production organization, and safety. Lecture, discussion, and laboratory work. $40 fee. Offered spring. 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 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 director. Prerequisites: 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 380, 385, 390 and/or 466. Intense experiential activity that also requires research and creative contributions appropriate to role and in support of designer. Prerequisites: 380, 385, 390 or 466 (Topics: Sound Design) as appropriate, and consent of instructor. 1 credit. (EL)

THTR-270  Play Reading and Analysis

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

THTR-281  Intermediate Acting

A second acting course to broaden and polish performance skills. Emphasis on motivation, physicalization, development of vocal instrument and use of dialects, auditioning and beginning media acting skills. Public performance required. Open to all students. Three lecture/lab sessions per week. $40 fee. Offered spring of even-numbered years. Prerequisite: 181. 3 credits. (CS)

THTR-290  Stage Makeup

Makeup for stage, including materials and procedures, character interpretation, design creation, and application. $60 fee. Offered spring of odd-numbered years. 2 credits.

THTR-295  Theatre Business and Promotions

Theatre organization and management. Promotional methods for theatre. Includes budget costing and purchasing, ticket management, box office procedures, visuals, promotional methods, and program development. Offered fall of odd-numbered years. 2 credits.

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: 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. Prerequisites: 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 production staff for a major theatre presentation. Application of principles from THTR 380, 385 and/or 390. Intense experiential activity for the exceptional student with demonstrated talent in design. Prerequisites: 380, 385, or 390 as appropriate, 212, and 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: 212, 370, 371 and 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 281. Prerequisites: 181, 281, invitation of the faculty, and successful casting in a production by participating in the audition process. 2-3 credits.

THTR-365  Stage Management

Theory and practice in procedures used to organize, mount, run, and strike a production, including responsibilities during rehearsals for crew assignments, scheduling, and performance operations. Offered spring of even-numbered years. 2 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. Prerequisites: 181, Theatre Arts major or minor status, or consent of instructor. Offered fall of odd-numbered years. 3 credits.

THTR-371  Advanced Directing

Practical application of principles from 370. Examination of advanced directing theory and practice, including varied stylistic approaches and conventions. Includes public performance integrating theatrical production elements. Three lecture/lab sessions per week. $45 fee. Prerequisites: Theatre major, successful completion of 370 (course work and final project), application, and consent of theatre instructors. Offered spring of evennumbered years with sufficient student interest and departmental resources. 3 credits.

THTR-380  Scene Design

Visual interpretation of play scripts and thematic ideas, including concept development, advanced drafting and rendering techniques, and model building. Designs for proscenium, thrust, and arena stage. Lecture, discussion, lab. $180 fee. Prerequisites: 162 and 185, or consent of instructor. Offered spring of odd-numbered years. 3 credits. (CS)

THTR-385  Lighting Design

Principles of design, electricity, lighting instrument function and maintenance, script analysis and concept development, control systems, drafting and lighting theory for stage performances. Lecture, discussion and laboratory work. $25 fee. Prerequisites: 162 and 380, or consent of instructor. Offered spring of even-numbered years. 3 credits. (CS)

THTR-390  Costume Design

Theories and techniques of design for visual interpretation of the playscript, including study of principles of line, silhouette, texture. Study of relationships among historical context, characterization and costume. Lecture, discussion and laboratory work. $125 fee. Prerequisite: 162 or consent of instructor. Offered fall of even-numbered years. 3 credits. (CS)

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 with different content. $30 fee. Prerequisites: 162 and consent of instructor. 3 credits.

THTR-470  Theatre HISTory and Literature I

Development of Western and major non-Western theatre traditions to 1700, including sociological, philosophical, and cultural foundations of each major period; dramatic literature; physical stage and production techniques; major critical theories. $45 fee. Prerequisite: junior standing or higher. Offered fall of even-numbered years. 4 credits. (CS or VP, MWI)

THTR-473  Theatre HISTory and Literature II

Development of Western and major non-Western theatre traditions from 1700 to the present, including sociological, philosophical, and cultural foundations of each major period and aesthetic movement; dramatic literature; physical stage and production techniques. $45 fee. Prerequisite: junior standing or higher. Offered spring of odd-numbered years. 4 credits. (CS or VP, MWI)

THTR-475  American Musical Theater

History and analysis of American musical theatre as exemplified primarily by the Broadway stage. Major forms that contributed to the contemporary musical theatre, including opera, operetta, minstrels, vaudeville, and revue. Offered in the Adult Degree Program and, as resources permit, on the McMinnville campus. 3 credits.

THTR-481  Topics In Theatre Performance

Advanced studio acting for majors and minors. Focus on specialized acting styles and techniques through topics such as acting Shakespeare, farce, ancient tragedy, mime, performance art, and improvisation. Three lecture/lab sessions per week. Offered every 2-3 years as resources permit. May be repeated once for credit with different content. $45 fee. Prerequisites: 181 and 281, or consent of instructor. 3 credits. (CS)

THTR-489  Senior Capstone Seminar

Capstone course focusing on the holistic and collaborative practice of theatre. Includes selfassessment, preparation of portfolios, research into graduate school opportunities, internships and other career options, development of an article of "publishable" quality tailored to the interest of the student, public demonstration of skills through formal oral presentation of electronic portfolio. Prerequisite: senior standing. Offered fall. 3 credits.

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