Course Abstract Details

THTR-101, Theatre Appreciation

Credits: 3

This is a General Education Course

Course Description

THTR-101, Theatre Appreciation, is designed to prepare the student for greater understanding and enjoyment of the theatrical arts, with attention to critical, aesthetic, and practical aspects. The course concentrates on various dramatic forms, historical background, and contemporary practices in the staging, directing, and performing of theatrical productions. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-099. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. DIVERSITY/WORLD VIEW. GENERAL EDUCATION.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to?  

1. Provide a working definition of theatre. (GE 1, 2, PG 1) 

2. Identify the roles of theatre practitioners. (GE 5, PG 1) 

3. Identify the basic structure of a playscript. (GE 1, 5, PG 1, 3, 5) 

4. Describe the flow of development in the western theatre from pre-Greek through the modern period, as well as historic forms of staging, costuming, and presentation. (GE 5, PG 1, 2, 4) 

5. Apply the basic criteria for theatre criticism. (GE 1, 2, 5, PG 1, 4) 

6. Identify the various theatre genres. (GE 2, PG 1, 2, 3, 4) 

7. Identify the styles of acting and directing. (GE 2, 5, PG 1, 2, 3, 4) 

8. Identify the functions of theatre design: architecture, scenery, lighting, costumes, make-up, properties, special effects, and sound. (GE 5, PG 1, 2, 4) 

9. Identify the role of theatre management: producing, managing, and marketing. (PG 1, 4)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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