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THEA 1101     Acting Practicum     3 Credits 
Students will participate as actors in a Southern State Community College theatre production. An audition is required. This course may be taken three time for credit (with permission of instructor / director); may be repeated thereafter without credit.

THEA 1104     Technical Practicum     3 credits
Students will participate as stage managers or crew members (set, properties, costumes, lighting, sound, house, dramaturgy, etc.) in a Southern State Community College theatre production. An application / interview is required. This course may be taken three times for credit (with permission of instructor / director); may be repeated thereafter without credit.

*COMM 1115     Fundamentals of Effective Speech     3 Credits
This course encompasses the composition and presentation of speeches. The objective is to help individuals speak effectively to other individuals or groups. The focus will be the study of organization, development, delivery, and purpose of various types of speeches.

*THEA 1121     Introduction to the Theatre     3 Credits
This course is a broad overview of the theatre. It includes a basic view of the art form itself, audience and criticism, the play, the history and development of theatre, as well as an overview of the processes involved in production. Trends in theatre today will also be explored.

THEA 1131     Acting I     3 Credits
This course is an introductory study of acting and the actor. Emphasis will be placed on developing the actor’s instrument (voice and body), ensemble work, improvisation, pantomime, monologue / scene performance. Various acting techniques and styles will be explored. Students will also learn and utilize basic acting terminology.

THEA 1132     Acting II     3 Credits
Prerequisite: THEA 1131
This course is a continuation of the study of acting and the actor. Emphasis will be placed on developing the actor’s instrument (voice and body), ensemble work, improvisation, pantomime, monologue / scene performance. Students will also explore different acting techniques and styles. Acting and stage vocabulary will be reinforced.

THEA 1140     Stagecraft     3 Credits
This course is an introduction to scenic design and construction. Emphasis will be placed on practical application of knowledge and skills in the following areas: safety, tools, materials, construction, painting, and stagehand duties. Costumes, lighting, and sound will also be explored to some degree.

THEA 1150     Stage Makeup     2 Credits
This course focuses on the history of makeup and basic approaches to applying make-up for the stage and screen. Make-up supplies will be studied, as well as techniques for corrective, old-age, character, stylized, and special effects makeup.

THEA 2204     Advanced Theatre Practicum     3 Credits
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Students will participate as actors, designers, or crew members in a Southern State Community College theatre production. Areas of production include: acting, stage management, dramaturgy, publicity, house, lighting, sound, set, props, costumes, and make-up. An audition or interview is required. This course may be taken three times for credit (with permission of instructor / director); may be repeated thereafter without credit.

THEA 2220     Script Analysis     3 Credits
Prerequisites: THEA 1121 & ENGL 1101
This course focuses on play structure, research, analysis, and bringing the script to life on the stage. Plays from several periods and genres will be examined from the point of view of the playwright, dramaturg, director, designer / technician, and actor.

THEA 2231     Advanced Acting     3 Credits
Prerequisite: THEA 1132
This course is a continuation of the study of acting and the actor. Emphasis will be placed on developing the actor’s instrument (voice and body), ensemble work, improvisation, pantomime / mime, monologue / scene performance. Students will also explore different acting techniques and styles. Acting and stage vocabulary will be reinforced. This course may be taken twice for credit (with permission of instructor); may be repeated after without credit.