Theatre (THTR)

THTR 109 - Production Practicum Credits 2

Beginning directed practical experience in dramatic production. Credit for performing in a play, set construction, costume construction, publicity, or other aspects of the theatrical process. Notes: Special approval required. May be taken twice for a total of 4 credits. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

THTR 160 - Theatre Appreciation Credits 3

Appreciation of drama through an understanding of the components, terms, personnel, history, styles, and techniques of theatre. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Fine Arts credit. Attendance at selected plays is required. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fee: Lab $60.

THTR 162 - Voice and Speech for Theatre Credits 3

Intensive training in the correct use of voice and articulation for the actor. Special attention paid to developing skills for vocal and physical relaxation, projection, and anatomical uses of the voice. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

THTR 164 - Introduction to Acting Credits 3

This course is designed for the beginning, pre-/non-theatre major, and is an examination of the theatre elements that relate directly to performing onstage, including rehearsal and performance techniques, stage movement, vocal techniques, stage terminology and script analysis. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

THTR 215 - Theatrical Makeup Credits 3

Makeup requirements for the stage. Individual skill development in character analysis. Application in pigment, plastic, hair, makeup, and selection and use of makeup equipment. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $65, for makeup kit.

THTR 216 - Topics in Theatre Credits 1-3

Selected topics vary, see class schedule for current offerings. Possible topics include: stage management, scene work, theatre history. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

THTR 232 - Costume Study and Construction Credits 3

Design fundamentals, including costume history, research, play analysis, fabric selection, construction basics and hypothetical design projects. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $25, for fabric purchases.

THTR 241 - Intro to Technical Theatre Credits 3

Explorations in the basic elements and terminology that define theatre. Special attention given to such topics as: safety, props, two- and three-dimensional scenery and their materials, and scene painting. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $60.

THTR 264 - Beginning Acting Credits 3

This course offers a beginning study of the principles of contemporary acting techniques. Students will evaluate and demonstrate the acting theories of the Stanislavsky system of acting, as assessed by the 20th century American acting leaders, Uta Hagen and Stella Adler. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Theatre (THTR), Theatre (COTH), Dramatic Arts (CODA) or Speech/Drama (COSD); and Undergraduate Level.

THTR 345 - Lighting and Sound for Theatre Credits 3

Study of lighting and sound variables in a stage production. Student projects include light and sound choices for a particular production. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

THTR 362 - Movement for the Actor Credits 3

The study of stage movement for the performer, delivered in a hybrid of seminar and lab format. Discussion groups focus on texts exploring the integration of faith and art, which will be used within the context of movement performance. The lab portion introduces students to the theories and practices of performing arts movement specialists, including the likes of Lugering, Laban, Chekhov, and Suzuki. Students who complete the course will be able to demonstrate modes of physical expression that a well-trained actor can call upon in telling a story through performance. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

THTR 369 - Intermediate Acting Credits 3

This course features in-depth study and practice of acting skills with increased emphasis on the application of the principles and the theories of creative acting, as assessed by the 20th century American acting leaders, Lee Strasberg and Eric Morris. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: THTR 264.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

THTR 391 - Directing Theatre Credits 3

Exploration of the art and craft of directing for the theatre. Topics covered: storytelling, instincts, staging, picturization, dramatic tension, style, meaning, examining, text, groundplans, auditioning, working with actors and other relevant issues facing the director. Notes: Attendance at selected plays is required. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Junior Class, or Senior Class; and Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $50.

THTR 405 - Dramatic Theory and Criticism Credits 3

Survey of prominent dramatic theories (e.g. Aristotle's Poetics, dramatic theory of story structure, contemporary theatre theory, etc.). Elements of dramaturgy will also be introduced. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

THTR 409 - Production Practicum II Credits 2

Advanced practical experience in dramatic process. Credit for performing in a play, set construction, costume construction, publicity, or other aspects of theatrical process. Notes: Special approval required. May be taken twice for a total of 4 credits. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

THTR 410 - Advanced Topics in Theatre Credits 1-3

Selected topics vary, see class schedule for current offerings. Possible topics include: stage management, scene work, theatre history. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

THTR 419 - Dramatic Design and Criticism Credits 3

Scene design, including script analysis, formation of visual concepts, floor plan development and model building for the stage. Practical training in theatrical production written critiques/reviews. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $35.

THTR 435 - Playwriting for Performance Credits 3

Creation of original material for solo or corporate dramatic performance. Workshop for the presentation of created original materials for stage. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

THTR 463 - Advanced Acting Workshop Credits 3

Further in-depth study of characterization, script analysis, and various styles of acting. Topics may vary. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: THTR 369 (concurrent registration permitted).
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

THTR 468 - Drama for Christian Ministry Credits 3

Introduction to the mechanics and creativity of drama in the church, as well as issues facing the Christian drama coordinator or director. Class members are involved in class performances. This course explores the potential and practical experiences for use of drama in church and parachurch settings, providing insights for participants and leaders in drama ministry. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

THTR 477 - London Theatre Study Tour Credits 1-3

Theatre-based tour of London, England, exploring Shakespeare's birthplace, theatrical venues, and acting workshops. Notes: Tour requires purchase of tour package to London, England and additional fees for Biola University credit. Project required for submission following return from London. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.