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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 1166. Fundamentals of Technical Theatre for the Scene Shop (0-1-1) An introduction to, and the application of, skills used in scenery construction, stage rigging, and the scene shop. We will explore the jobs of stagehands, prop managers, technical directors, carpenters, and more. (Course fee required.)

THEA 1167. Fundamentals of Stage Lighting and Sound (1-0-1) An introduction to the study and application of the skills required in producing and using audio and stage lighting technologies. (Course Fee Required)

THEA 1168. Fundamentals of Costume Construction (1-0-1) An introduction to the study and application of the skills required in producing and using costuming technologies. (Course Fee Required)

THEA 1175. Script Analysis (3-0-3) Must be a Theatre Major or have permission of the instructor. The basic tools for play analysis presented through reading, lecture, discussion, and further analysis. The student will become familiar with necessary vocabulary, methods and skills for analyzing play scripts.

THEA 1245. Introduction to Acting & Directing (2-2-3) Prerequisite: Theatre Major or THEA 1315 with a grade of C or better. Fundamentals of acting and directing techniques taught through exercises and beginning scene work. (Course Fee Required)

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 2226. Stage Management (2-2-3) Prerequisites: Take two of the following: THEA 1166, 1167, or 1168 with a grade of "C" or better. Introduction to stage management functions from auditions through final performances including preparation, practices, and responsibilities of the stage manager.