ARTH 1100. Art Appreciation (3-0-3) A survey of art throughout the ages. Students develop abilities to comprehend and evaluate concepts and issues pertaining to cultural heritage as embodied in the visual arts. (Course fee required.)
THEA 1000. Theatre Convocation (0-1-0) A laboratory experience to include student performances, presentation, guest artists, master classes, lectures, theatre trips, meetings and the administration of entrance evaluation for Theatre Arts majors. (S/U grading.) (Course fee required.)
THEA 1105. First Year Seminar (1-0-1) An introduction to the CSU Department of Theatre. This course prepares and familiarizes students with common terminology, policies and expectations within the department, with special emphasis on career planning and building a resume.
THEA 1355. Basic Design for the Theatre (2-2-3) The study of the elements and principles of design and how they may be used in scenery, lighting and costuming. The development of free-hand and mechanical drawing skills. (Course fee required.)
THEA 2000. Freshman Jury (0-0-0) Prerequisite: Requires THEA 1705 First year Seminar and a "C" or better in all Theatre Courses and an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher as well as Department Chair approval. A satisfactory grade in this course indicates successful completion of the first year audition/portfolio review. (S/U grading)
THEA 2227. Drafting and Drawing for the Theatre (2-2-3) Must be a Theatre Major or have permission of the instructor. Exploration and application of graphic skills required by the theatrical designer. (Course Fee Required)
THEA 3000. Junior Proficiency (0-0-0) Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in all Theatre Courses, an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher, and Department Chair approval. A satisfactory grade in this course indicates successful completion of the final audition/portfolio review in preparation for the student's senior project.(S/U grading).
THEA 3250. Period Styles in Design (3-0-3) Must be a Theatre Major or have permission of the instructor. Introduction to historical styles in clothing, architecture, painting, and sculpture as they influence theatrical design through the ages.
THEA 3435. Advanced Theatre Practice (0-5-1) Prerequisites: THEA 1345 or THEA 1435 and two of the following: THEA 1166, 1167, or 1168 all with a grade of C or better. Supervised leadership experience in actual theatrical work, including every aspect of theatre. May be taken up to 5 times for credit. (Course Fee Required)
THEA 3535. Advanced Theatre Practice-Lighting/Sound (0-5-1) Prerequisite: THEA 1167 with a grade of "C" or better. Advanced Theatre Practice (ATP) is a supervised practical experience in all aspects of theatre work under actual production conditions. ATP students are those who have already taken other design/tech classes and should now be ready to take on a supervisory production position on one, or more, productions. Students will discuss their area of interest and/or strength with the faculty for appropriate production assignments. (Course fee required.)
THEA 4205. Senior Project in Theatre (0-6-2) Prerequisites: THEA 3000, a grade of "C" or better in all Theatre Courses, and an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher. Requires Department Chair Approval. A faculty-juried presentation by graduating Theatre Arts majors. Satisfactory completion of this course is necessary for the B.F.A. in Theatre Arts. (S/U grading.) (Course fee required.)
THEA 4465. Theatre Production (0-5-1) Prerequisite: Consent of Department chair. Techniques of planning and implementing technical aspects of production. May include the supervised student design and execution of a major technical area of production. May be taken ten times for credit. (Course fee required.)
THEA 4795. Senior Seminar in Theatre (0-2-1) Prerequisites: Requires THEA 3000 Junior Proficiency and a grade of "C" or higher in all Theatre Courses and an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher. Requires Department Chair Approval. A capstone course that integrates concepts gained during the students' tenure. Includes readings, lectures, discussions, portfolio presentations, and the administration of an exit exam.