Summer 1

THTR 1101. Introduction to Theatre. 4 Hours.
Reveals the dynamic world of theatre by exploring the artistry, ideas, and techniques of actors, designers, directors, and playwrights. Goes behind the scenes in the study of theory and literature with both in-depth discussions and in-class performances. Includes a survey of significant movements in theatre history and analysis of diverse plays from contemporary drama. No theatre experience required.
Taught by Jonathan Carr
9:50-11:30 MTWR
 
THTR 1130. Introduction to Acting. 4 Hours.
Introduces techniques that awaken the creative mind, body, and spirit of the actor. Through theatre games and voice/movement exercises, offers students an opportunity to explore and develop skills used by actors in preparation for a role. Students rehearse and perform scenes from contemporary plays. Designed for non-theatre majors; previous stage experience welcome but not required.
Taught by Jonathan Carr
11:40-1:20 MTWR
 
THTR 2345. Acting for the Camera. 4 Hours.
Explores the craft and methods used by actors while working in front of the camera through monologues, scenes, and group projects. Provides students with techniques to identify and free their performance energy with a foundation on relaxation and authenticity. Includes the study and analysis of acting styles in diverse genres of film and television from situation comedies to dramas. Offers students an opportunity to explore a range of on-camera skills and acting techniques and apply them in filmed final projects. Previous acting experience suggested but not required.
Taught by Dennis Starosefsky
9:50-11:30 MTWR
 
THTR 1170 – The Eloquent Presenter. 1 Hour.
Designed to help students to enhance the effectiveness with which they present themselves in front of an audience. Uses the application of theatre training exercises and practical tools to offer students an opportunity to improve the quality of their spoken voice, the clarity with which they articulate their ideas, and their ability to command the attention of audiences in diverse interpersonal and professional interactions. CCIS students only.
Taught by Bridget McKenzie
11:40-1:20 TR
 

Summer 2 

THTR 1130. Introduction to Acting. 4 Hours.
Introduces techniques that awaken the creative mind, body, and spirit of the actor. Through theatre games and voice/movement exercises, offers students an opportunity to explore and develop skills used by actors in preparation for a role. Students rehearse and perform scenes from contemporary plays. Designed for non-theatre majors; previous stage experience welcome but not required.
Taught by Jesse Hinson
11:40-1:20 MTWR
 
THTR 1125. Improvisation. 4 Hours.
Introduces theatre improvisation principles through games, exercises, and readings. Offers a playful and rigorous environment for students to respond to unexpected situations with confidence and agility. In this experiential studio course, students participate in group and individual exercises that explore and practice creative impulses, adaptability, risk taking, intuition, and teamwork. Culminates in a self-reflection paper.
Taught by Jesse Hinson
1:30-3:10 MTWR
 
THTR 1170-01 – The Eloquent Presenter. 1 Hour.
Designed to help students to enhance the effectiveness with which they present themselves in front of an audience. Uses the application of theatre training exercises and practical tools to offer students an opportunity to improve the quality of their spoken voice, the clarity with which they articulate their ideas, and their ability to command the attention of audiences in diverse interpersonal and professional interactions. CCIS students only.
Taught by Bridget McKenzie
9:50-11:30 TR
 
THTR 1170-02 – The Eloquent Presenter. 1 Hour.
Designed to help students to enhance the effectiveness with which they present themselves in front of an audience. Uses the application of theatre training exercises and practical tools to offer students an opportunity to improve the quality of their spoken voice, the clarity with which they articulate their ideas, and their ability to command the attention of audiences in diverse interpersonal and professional interactions. CCIS students only.
Taught by Bridget McKenzie
11:40-1:20 TR