Theatre Minor - Undergraduate - 2009 University Catalog

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The Minor in Theatre provides an opportunity for students majoring in another area of study to develop their theatre skills and knowledge about the field. Coursework includes acting and stagecraft, as well as courses designed to provide an excellent overview of theatre as a discipline and field.   Students wishing to pursue the Theatre minor and have it listed on their transcript must proceed as follows:

  1. Schedule and complete an interview/audition for acceptance into the program.
  2. Complete the Minor Program sequence.
  3. Request the Registrar, during the senior year of study, to certify on official Montclair State records the completion of the minor program of study.



THEATRE MINOR

Complete 19 semester hours, from the following:

  1. REQUIRED COURSES FOR MINOR

    Complete the following 2 courses:

    THTR 100 Introduction to the Theatrical Medium 3
    THTR 105 Acting I 3
  2. PRODUCTION/PERFORMANCE FOR MINOR

    Complete 1 course from the following:

    THTR 200 Production Stagecraft 1
    THTR 201 Production Operations 1
    THTR 202 Production Costumes 1
    THTR 203 Business of Production 1
    THTR 204 Performance Production I 1
    THTR 206 Performance: Production II 1
    THTR 207 Performance: Production III 1
  3. SELECTED COURSES FOR MINOR

    Complete 1 course from the following:

    THTR 210 Theatre History: Classical to Elizabethan 3
    THTR 211 Theatre History: Restoration to Modern 3
  4. ELECTIVE COURSES FOR MINOR

    Complete 9 semester hours from the following:

    1. Complete 6 semester hours to 9 semester hours from the following:

      THTR 110 Acting II - B.A 3
      THTR 150 Stagecraft 3
      THTR 210 Theatre History: Classical to Elizabethan 3
      THTR 211 Theatre History: Restoration to Modern 3
      THTR 330 Play Direction I 3
    2. The following courses may be taken for a max of 3 semester hours:

      THTR 200 Production Stagecraft 1
      THTR 201 Production Operations 1
      THTR 202 Production Costumes 1
      THTR 203 Business of Production 1
      THTR 204 Performance Production I 1
      THTR 206 Performance: Production II 1
      THTR 207 Performance: Production III 1

Course Descriptions:

THTR100: Introduction to the Theatrical Medium

All forms of theatrical literature and productions including drama, ballet, mime, opera, circus, musical comedy and mass media. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Fine and Performing Arts: Art Appreciation. 3 sh.

THTR105: Acting I

Basic introduction to acting for the non-major; involving exploration of one's self and experiencing inwardly; deepening the personal involvement and significance of actions; improvisation and exercises for perception, self-awareness and justification. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

THTR110: Acting II - B.A

Continuation of Acting I including improvisation, scene study, characterization and script analysis. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: THTR 105; B.A. Theatre Studies majors only.

THTR150: Stagecraft

An introductory course in technical theatre, primarily, scenery construction, lighting technology and costume construction. A practical experience course that involves stagecraft work in the theatre production shops. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: B.A. in Theatre Studies, or B.F.A. in Theatre, Acting concentration, or B.F.A. in Theatre, Production/Design concentration, or B.F.A. Dance majors, or Theatre minor students only.

THTR200: Production Stagecraft

The application of principles learned in THTR 150 (Stagecraft) to the building and mounting of Theatre Series productions. Taken concurrently with THTR 150. 1 sh.

THTR201: Production Operations

The application of principles involving lighting, sound and props to the creation and mounting of non-scenic elements and/or the running crew for Theatre Series productions. May be repeated seven times for a maximum of 8.0 credits. 1 sh.

THTR202: Production Costumes

The application of costuming principles and techniques to the building of costumes, mounting Theatre Series productions and/or costume running crew for Theatre Series productions. May be repeated seven times for a maximum of 8.0 credits. 1 sh.

THTR203: Business of Production

The application of business and theatre management principles to the operations of the theatre business office, including advertising, program design and creation, educational outreach and front-of-house. May be repeated seven times for a maximum of 8.0 credits. 1 sh.

THTR204: Performance Production I

Rehearsal, performance and strike for the first Theatre Series production in a given semester. May be repeated twice for a total of 3.0 credits. 1 sh.

THTR206: Performance: Production II

Rehearsal, performance and strike for the second Theatre Series in a given semester. May be repeated twice for a total of 3.0 credits. 1 sh.

THTR207: Performance: Production III

Rehearsal, performance and strike for the third Theatre Series production in a given semester. May be repeated twice for a total of 3.0 credits. 1 sh.

THTR210: Theatre History: Classical to Elizabethan

The development of the theatre from the Classical Greek through the Elizabethan period. Attention to plays, playwrights, theatre architecture, scenery, costuming, styles of acting and presentations; oral reports, lectures and demonstrations.Meets the University Writing Requirement for THAC, THMT, THPD and THST majors. 3 sh.

THTR211: Theatre History: Restoration to Modern

The development of the theatre from the Restoration through the Modern period. Attention on plays, playwrights, theatre architecture, scenery, costuming, styles of acting and presentations of the period; oral reports, lectures and demonstrations. Meets the University Writing Requirement for MMTH, THAC, THMT, THPD and THST majors. 3 sh.

THTR330: Play Direction I

Principles of direction; selection and casting; exercises in composition and movement; scenes directed for class criticism; preparation of prompt book. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: All 100 and 200-level major requirements; and B.F.A. or B.A. Theatre majors only.