Course Descriptions

THTR130. Introduction to Theatre

This course is designed to provide the student with an appreciation for the art of the theatre through a survey of theatre history, attendance at selected play productions, and involvement with the University of the Cumberlands Theatre productions. Credit, 3 hours. Offered every semester.



THTR131. Acting I

An introduction to the craft of acting, including techniques employed in improvisation, scene study, and characterization. Credit, 3 hours. Offered fall semester of odd years.



THTR135. Theatrical Design

This course is designed to introduce students to the elements and principles of Theatrical Design. It will include a history of design, drafting, and drawing for the stage, and introduction to lighting design. Credit, 3 hours. Offered fall semesters of odd years.



THTR232. Acting II

Provides opportunities for advanced work in the craft and art of acting. Further work in characterization, scene work and analysis. Credit, 3 hours. Offered spring semester of odd years.



THTR235. Stagecraft

This course is designed to introduce the student to the practical aspects of technical theatre, including construction of properties and scenery, scenic painting, lighting, sound, costumes and the running of a production. Credit, 3 hours. Offered spring semesters of odd years.



THTR237. Make-Up and Costuming

This course is designed to introduce students to various styles and methods for stage makeup and theatrical costuming. Lecture and practical applications will be basis for this class. The student is required to apply makeup to his/her face. Credit, 3 hours. Offered fall semesters of even years.



THTR312. Theatre Management Lab

Supervised practical experience through direct involvement in the University of the Cumberlands Theatre productions in a leadership role. Students can fulfill the labs requirements through serving either in a stage management or arts management capacity. Credit, 1 hour. Offered every semester.



THTR331. Scene Design

This course is designed to further student knowledge of Theatrical Design in the area of Scenery for the stage. Students will focus on ground plans, working drawings, renderings and models. Prerequisite: THTR 135 or Instructor’s permission. Credit, 3 hours. Offered fall semesters of odd years.



THTR332. Light and Sound Design

This course is designed to further students’ knowledge of light and sound for the theatre. This class will develop working drawings for lighting designs and have both theoretical and practical applications for lights and sound. Prerequisite: THTR 135 or Instructor’s Permission. Credit, 3 hours. Offered spring semesters of even years.



THTR334. Stage Management

The objective of this course is to strengthen the students understanding of the theatre as an organizational entity. Students will learn the fundamentals of stage management as they apply to the production process. Students will learn effective organizational skills and develop their leadership abilities. Credit, 3 hours. Offered fall semesters of odd years.



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