Theatre Minor - Undergraduate - 2015 University Catalog

Program Overview

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 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.

Curriculum Requirements

All university students must complete a set of General Education Requirements applicable to their specific degree.  Theatre minors must, in addition complete the Minor course requirements listed  below:



THEATRE MINOR

Complete 19 semester hours, including the following 4 requirement(s):

  1. THEATRE MINOR REQUIRED COURSES

    Complete 2 courses for 6 semester hours:

    THTR 100 Introduction to the Theatrical Medium (3 hours lecture) 3
    THTR 105 Acting I (3 hours lecture) 3
  2. PRODUCTION/PERFORMANCE COURSES

    Complete 1 course for 1 semester hours from the following list

    THTR 200 Production Stagecraft (2 hours lab) 1
    THTR 201 Production Operations 1
    THTR 202 Production Costumes 1
    THTR 203 Business of Production 1
    THTR 204 Performance Production I (1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab) 1
    THTR 206 Performance: Production II (1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab) 1
    THTR 207 Performance: Production III (1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab) 1
  3. SELECTED COURSES

    Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list

    THTR 210 Theatre History: Classical to Elizabethan (3 hours lecture) 3
    THTR 211 Theatre History: Restoration to Modern (3 hours lecture) 3
  4. ELECTIVE COURSES

    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 hours lecture) 3
      THTR 150 Introduction to Technical Theatre (0.5 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 1
      THTR 210 Theatre History: Classical to Elizabethan (3 hours lecture) 3
      THTR 211 Theatre History: Restoration to Modern (3 hours lecture) 3
      THTR 330 Play Direction I (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
    2. The following courses may be taken for a total of 3 semester hours:

      THTR 200 Production Stagecraft (2 hours lab) 1
      THTR 201 Production Operations 1
      THTR 202 Production Costumes 1
      THTR 203 Business of Production 1
      THTR 204 Performance Production I (1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab) 1
      THTR 206 Performance: Production II (1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab) 1
      THTR 207 Performance: Production III (1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab) 1

Course Descriptions:

THTR100: Introduction to the Theatrical Medium (3 hours lecture)

Introduction to Theatrical Medium increases the student's understanding, appreciation, and critical perceptions of the theatrical event. Readings and lectures will focus on the elements of theatrical practice; artists and innovators of theatre throughout history; the theatre's development as an art form and a social phenomenon; participation in class forum discussions; sharing of individual theatrical interests; and attendance at theatrical events will offer firsthand experience in the arts. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. 3 sh.

THTR105: Acting I (3 hours lecture)

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. 3 sh.

THTR110: Acting II - B.A (3 hours lecture)

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

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

THTR150: Introduction to Technical Theatre (0.5 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

An introductory course in technical theatre including scenic construction, lighting and sound technology and costume construction. Students will gain practical experience in various theatre production shops. 1 sh.

THTR200: Production Stagecraft (2 hours lab)

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.

Prerequisites: THTR 150.

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.

Prerequisites: THTR 150.

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.

Prerequisites: THTR 150.

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.

Prerequisites: THTR 150.

THTR204: Performance Production I (1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab)

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 (1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab)

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 (1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab)

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 (3 hours lecture)

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 majors in Theatre. 3 sh.

THTR211: Theatre History: Restoration to Modern (3 hours lecture)

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 majors in Theatre. 3 sh.

THTR330: Play Direction I (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

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.