Theatre Courses

1112 Musical Thea Performance (0-2) Theatrical instruction in the preparation and performance of the musical theatre idiom. Performances may be staged or sung in a concert setting, depending on the repertoire for the given semester.

1120 Theatre Practicum I (0-3) Practical course designed for freshman students who do acceptable work in the dramatic productions of the department. Non-theatre major and minors must receive permission from the instructor to enroll.

1121 Theatre Practicum II (0-3) Practical course designed for freshman students who do acceptable work in the dramatic productions of the department. Non-theatre major and minors must receive permission from the instructor to enroll.

1149 Ballet Folklorico (0-1) Sul Ross Ballet Folklorico de las Americas celebrates Mexican cultural heritage via the performance of a variety of Mexican regional dances, both ritual and secular. The Ballet Folklorico serves as a cultural and educational ambassador for the university. May be repeated for credit.

1305 World Dance (1-2) This course introduces the student to the study of dance from a multicultural perspective, with particular emphasis given to the social, religious, political and historical relevance of dance throughout the world. Students will learn dance techniques and choreography from diverse cultures, with the expectation that greater depths of culture appreciation and understanding arise from participation in the performance traditions studies.

1310 Introduction to the Theatre (3-0) A survey of the elements of the theatre and how they were formed. What makes theatre? Where has it come from and what is the future? Course meets the fine arts requirement.

1322 Stage Movement (1-2) Examination and practical application of the styles of movement for the performing artist. Activities and exercises for the performing artist. Activities and exercises improve posture, agility, vision, endurance and personal awareness.

1351 Acting I (2-2) A practical laboratory of the principles and technique of acting for the stage.

2112 Musical Theatre Performance (0-2) Theatrical instruction in the preparation and performance music of the musical theatre idiom. Performances may be staged or sung in a concert setting, depending on the repertoire for the given semester. Prerequisite: Students must be able to accurately match pitch and sing confidently alone or with a group. Placement auditions may be held at the beginning of the semester.

2120 Theatre Practicum III (0-3) Practical course designed for sophomore students who do acceptable work in the dramatic productions of the department. Non-theatre major and minors must receive permission from the instructor to enroll.

2121 Theatre Practicum IV (0-3) Practical course designed for sophomore students who do acceptable work in the dramatic productions of the department. Non-theatre major and minors must receive permission from the instructor to enroll.

2212 Musical Theatre Performance (0-2) Theatrical instruction in the preparation and performance music of the musical theatre idiom. Performances may be staged or sung in a concert setting, depending on the repertoire for the given semester. Prerequisite: Students must be able to accurately match pitch and sing confidently alone or with a group. Placement auditions may be held at the beginning of the semester.

2304 Oral Interpretation (3-0) A course in the development and use of oral communication performance skills in theatre or communication secondary education, with emphasis on script development for prose, poetry and one-act play UIL competition. Additional emphasis on projection, articulation, breath control, resonance, variety, interpretation and body movement.

2305 Topics in Theatre (3-0) A course dealing with topics in the study of theatre, such as Women in Theatre, Introduction to Design and State Management, etc. May be repeated when the topics vary.

2307 Stage Combat (1-2) The practical application of the techniques used in the choreography of stage combat, including unarmed combat techniques and various styles of weaponry.

2310 Introduction to Theatrical Design (2-2) A fundamental course in the basic aspects of all theatrical design: including scenic, costume, lighting, sound and property design. Course projects may include fabrication, modelling, computer aided design, rendering, and construction.

2311 Stage Management (2-1) A course encompassing the basic stage management skills and procedures, such as budgeting, scheduling and personnel management, for the pre-rehearsal, rehearsal and performance periods of a production.

2331 Stagecraft (2-2) A lecture-laboratory course designed to give the student a fundamental knowledge of the theory and techniques of scenic construction and lighting.

2336 Voice for the Theatre (3-0) Vocal techniques, including diction and dialect, for performing on the stage.

3101, 3102 Theatre Workshop (0-3) Practical courses designated for junior students who do acceptable work in the dramatic productions of the department. Non-theatre major and minors must receive permission from the instructor to enroll.

3112 Musical Theatre Performance (0-2) Theatrical instruction in the preparation and performance music of the musical theatre idiom. Performances may be staged or sung in a concert setting, depending on the repertoire for the given semester. Prerequisite: Students must be able to accurately match pitch and sing confidently alone or with a group. Placement auditions may be held at the beginning of the semester.

3113 Ballet Folklorico Ensemble (0-1) Sul Ross Ballet Folklorico de las Americas Ensemble celebrates Mexican cultural heritage via the performance of a variety of Mexican regional dances, both ritual and secular. The Ballet Folklorico serves as a cultural and educational ambassador for the university. May be repeated for credit.

3301 Acting II (2-2) Study and practice of intermediate and advanced techniques used by actors in the development of good stage habits and character development. Prerequisite THEA 1301, 1302 or instructor's permission.

3302 The History of Theatre I: Greek Theatre through Renaissance Theatre (3-0) A survey of the important people, works and developments in theatre history from the ancient Greeks through the European Renaissance.

3303 Repertory Theatre (0-5) Practice and theory in the problems of management, production and acting repertory theatre. May be repeated for credit but not more than once for credit toward a theatre major.

3304 Special Topics (3-0) A course dealing with topics in the study of theatre, such as theatrical design, mask characterization, sage combat, acting for the camera, etc. May be repeated when the topic varies.

3305 Theatrical Design Research (0-3) Individual research on selected subjects to meet student needs and interests in theatre. May be repeated when topic varies.

3306 The History of Musical Theatre (3-0) The history of the musical theatre from operetta to contemporary musicals. Exposure and study of major and minor works of the musical stage.

3307 Musical Comedy Workshop (0-5) Practical training in the technique and style of performing scenes and songs from musical comedy. Course may be repeated for credit but not more than once for credit toward a theater major or minor.

3308 Acting III: Acting for the Camera (2-2) A study of acting styles specific to film and television. Emphasis on sense memory, scene work, audition techniques and preparation to enter the industry.

3309 Stage Makeup (1-2) A practical laboratory of the principles and techniques of stage and film makeup.

3310 Creative Dramatics and Children's Theatre (2-1) The study of the effects and techniques of creative dramatics in the classroom and the study and understanding of children's theatre. Required for all theatre certification majors.

3311 Playwriting (1-2) The study and practice of the techniques of playwriting from scene work to the completion of a long one-act play.

3312 Script Analysis (3-0) A study of the principles of various styles and periods of dramatic literature, involving a history of criticism from Aristotle to the present. Representative plays will be analyzed for theme, structure, characterization and dialogue with a view to their influences on contemporary theatre. Emphasis is placed on written student criticism and evaluation of plays. Writing enhanced course. Prerequisite ENG 1302

3313 Scenic Design (2-1) The theory and practical application of the scenic designer's process from conception to presentation of design and an understanding of the scenic designer's responsibilities and duties as a member of the production team and as the head of the scenic design team. Prerequisite: THEA 2310

3314 Costume Design (2-1) The theory and practical application of the costume designer's process from conception and to presentation of design and construction and an understanding of the costume designer's responsibilities and duties as a member of the production team and as the head of the costume design team.

3315 Lighting and Sound Design (2-1) The theory and practical application of the lighting and sound designer's process from conception to presentation of design and an understanding of the designer's responsibility as a member of the production team and as the head of the lighting and sound design team. Prerequisite: THEA 2310

3316 The History of Theatre II: The Theatre of the English Restoration through Contemporary Theatre (3-0) A survey of the important people, works and developments in theatre history from the English Restoration through contemporary theatre.

3317 Acting IV: Advanced Acting for the Camera (0-5) Exploration of acting techniques affiliated with mixed media: film, video and game design development.

3318 Directing I (2-1) The technology and application of directing for the stage. Prerequisite: THEA 3312

3320 Regional Dances of Mexico (2-1) This lecture/participation course introduces the student to the Mexican folkloric dance tradition, with focus on learning the regional dances, culture and costuming for regions performed by the Sul Ross Ballet Folklorico de las Americas and gaining an understanding and appreciation of Mexican culture and history. May be repeated for credit.

4101, 4102 Theatre Workshop (0-3) Practical courses designed for senior students who do acceptable work in the dramatic productions of the department.

4112 Musical Theatre Performance (0-2) Theatrical instruction in the preparation and performance music of the musical theatre idiom. Performances may be staged or sung in a concert setting, depending on the repertoire for the given semester. Prerequisite: Students must be able to accurately match pitch and sing confidently alone or with a group. Placement auditions may be held at the beginning of the semester.

4303 Acting for the Camera

4304 Directing II (2-1) Continued study of the theory and application of directing for the stage from the directorial vision to the production of a one-act play.

4305 Studies in Drama (0-3) Directed individual study and practice in a selected area of drama. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies.

4306 Acting V: Acting Styles (2-2) An advanced study of acting styles and periods for the stage. Prerequisite: THEA 3301 or instructor's permission.

4307 Senior Project (0-4) An intensive, independent study of a selected area of theatre, such as directing, writing or designing of a full-length play or acting in a one-person show, by those seeking a theatre degree or theatre certification. An oral comprehensive examination and exit survey are additional requirements.


5112 Musical Theatre Performance (0-2) Theatrical instruction in the preparation and performance music of the musical theatre idiom. Performances may be staged or sung in a concert setting, depending on the repertoire for the given semester. Prerequisite: Students must be able to accurately match pitch and sing confidently alone or with a group. Placement auditions may be held at the beginning of the semester.

5303 Seminar in Theatre (2-2) An advanced study of problems of analysis, design, rehearsal and performance theatre. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

5304 Theatre Workshop (1-4) An advanced study of problems of analysis, design, rehearsal and performance in modern theatre and classic revivals. May be repeated for credit.

5305 Individual Research (0-4) Directed individual research in selected areas of theatre and dramatic arts. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.