THEA-131: Theatre Appreciation

School
Liberal Arts
Department
Theater
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Theatre
Course Number
131
Course Title
Theatre Appreciation
Credit Hours
3.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Pre-requisites
ENG-093 and/or ENG-081 eligible
Catalog Course Description

Explores the components, methods, and history of theatrical production. Subject areas may include but are not limited to acting, directing, and technical theatre.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement
This course is designed to foster an awareness of the theatrical components extant in major world cultures.
Core Course Topics
  1. Historical Periods.

    Identify the major ideological influences of Western theatre.
    Describe the historical significance of theatrical production techniques.

  2. Play Structure.

    Identify the major structural components of a play.

  3. Play Production.

    Identify the difference between “play” as script and “play” as production.
    Describe the basic requirements for acting and directing, and their basic relationship to each other.
    Write critical reviews of theatrical productions.
    Write analytical papers about theatrical subjects.

  4. Play Design.

    Describe the capabilities of scene design, lighting, acting, directing, and costuming.

  5. Acting.

    Memorize and prepare a theatrical scene.
    Describe the basic requirements for acting and directing, and their basic relationship to each other.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  1. Objective tests.
  2. A midterm.
  3. A final.
  4. Play review.
  5. A research paper.
  6. A memorized and rehearsed scene from a play presented in class.

Outcomes

General Education Categories
  • Humanities and Fine Arts
Institutional Outcomes
  • Humanities
MTA Categories
  • Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2020
ILT Approval Date
04/12/2019
AALC Approval Date
04/17/2019
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
05/13/2019