Course descriptions

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THEATRE (THE)

Many Theatre courses are offered on a rotation basis. Consult the Undergraduate Curriculum Guide available in the Department of Theatre office or call 601.266.4994 to request a copy

100. Theatrical Expressions. 3 hrs. An introduction to theatre as an art form reflecting the aesthetic aspects and social conditions of a culture (CC 2233). For non-majors

103. Introduction to Theatre. 3 hrs. (3 hrs. lecture). An introduction to the principles of theater, with involvement in the rehearsal, production and performance process as they apply to major departmental productions (CC-SPT 1213.)

107. Introduction to Design for Theatre. 3 hrs. Fundamentals of designing for live theatre. Basic skills associated with communicating visual ideas: color theory, research, collaboration, drafting and model building.

107L. Introduction to Design Lab. 1 hr. Course is to be taken with THE 107. Active hands-on learning of design process.

110. Nonmajor’s Beginning Acting. 3 hrs. An introductory acting technique course specifically designed for interested non-theatre students

115. Voice for the Actor. 3 hrs. Vocal methods and techniques for use in the theatre

120. Fundamentals of Acting. 3 hrs. An introductory acting technique course using modern scene study and improvisations (CC- SPT-1233)

200. Stagecraft. 3 hrs. Introduction to scenographic theory and techniques with practical application (CC-SPT-2223)

200L. Stagecraft Laboratory. 1 hr. Laboratory for THE 200. Must be taken concurrently

201. Introduction to Costume. 3 hrs. Introduction to theatrical costume theory with its practical application

201L. Costume Laboratory. 1 hr. Laboratory for THE 201. Must be taken concurrently

202. Costumes for the Dance. 2 hrs. Study of costumes in the dance and their effect on performance; basic patterns and construction techniques will be mastered

212. Intro to Technical Lighting and Sound. 3 hrs. Introduction to the technical aspects of lighting and sound engineering; including laboratory sessions

212L. Lighting and Sound Laboratory. 1 hr. Laboratory for THE 212. Must be taken concurrently

215. Stage Dialects. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: THE 115 or consent of instructor. Introduction to stage dialects

+304. Stage Make-Up. 3 hrs. Painted character makeup

306. Intermediate Stagecraft. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: THE 200. Theory and practice in the utilization of stage scenery, equipment and techniques.

310. Intermediate Acting I. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: THE 120. A continuation of fundamentals of acting on a more intense level, to include character development and technique

315. Introduction to the Musical Theatre Performer. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: THE 115, THE 310. Vocal and physical techniques for the singing actor.

320. Directing. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: THE 100 or THE 103 and THE 120, and junior standing or consent of instructor. Fundamental skills in analysis and communication for the stage director

336L. Scene Paint Studio. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: THE 200/L. Introduces students to organization of paint studio, tools, techniques, and materials for scene painting. Studio work involves execution of typical common surface treatments.

361. Beginning Movement. 3 hrs. Performance course designed to cover basic stage movement, physical alignment, body awareness, economy of movement and physical expression of character

401. Costume Design. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: THE 201 or consent of instructor

403. Advanced Movement. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: THE 361. Focuses on an integrated method of voice, movement, and acting training developed by Michael Lugering.

405. Specialized Movement Studies. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. Study of a rotating curriculum of weapon disciplines to develop skills required for performance of safe and effective acts of stage violence.

406. Scenic Design. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: THE 306. Elements of Scene Design. Play analysis in terms of visualization and style, and the mechanics of developing an effective stage setting

410. Sound Design. 3 hrs. Principles and practice in stage sound engineering

411. Advanced Voice for the Actor. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: THE115, THE 215, THE 310 and consent of instructor. Advanced vocal technique studies including in-depth work with scansion and verse

412. Stage Lighting. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: THE 306. Theory and application of general and special lighting, color, instrumentation and control

414. Improvisation. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 310. Prerequisite: THE 310. A performance course using improvisation as a means to free impulse, develop characterization and refine movement

415. Advanced Musical Theatre Performer. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: THE 315. Advanced acting, voice, and movement training for the musical theatre performer.

416. Scene Study. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: THE 115, THE 310, THE 361 or consent of instructor. Scene study using contemporary dramatic works

417. Period Acting Styles I. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: THE 115, THE 310, THE 361, and instructor approval. Study of acting styles from ancient Greece through Shakespeare; utilizing speech, movement, acting styles and masks

418. Period Acting Styles II. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: THE 115, THE 310, THE 361 and instructor approval. Study of acting styles beginning with the 17th century, utilizing speech, movement and acting style

420. Advanced Directing. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: THE 320. Advanced techniques for the stage director

427. Survey of Theatre History Part I. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: All 200 level requirements complete or consent of instructor.

428. Survey of Theatre History Part II. 3 hrs. A continuation of THE 427. This course is writing intensive.

429. Dramatic and Performance Theory. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: All 200 level requirements complete or consent of instructor. Examination and evaluation of dramatic and performance theory. This course is writing intensive.

430. Summer Theatre I. 3 hrs. Concentrated applied theatre

431. Summer Theatre II. 3 hrs. A continuation of THE 430

433. Design Studio I. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: THE 200 and 201. Rendering commonly used theatrical materials

434. Design Studio II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: THE 306. Scenographic techniques

435. Advanced Scene Design. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: THE 406 or consent of instructor. The techniques of scene design as applied to nonrealistic stage settings

440L. Computer Aided Drafting for Theatre. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: THE 200/L; THE 434 preferred, or by permission of Instructor. Basic 2D and 2D AutoCAD tools. Efficient drafting of ground plans, elevations, and technical drawings for theatre.

441. Costume Technology Studio. 3 hrs. Studio class focused on draping and pattern-making of costumes, millenary, and other costume-related technologies such as mask making, fabric dying, and painting.

445. Advanced Stage Lighting. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: THE 412

450. The Audition Process. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: THE 310, THE 361p and consent of instructor. An acting class designed to help prepare students for professional auditions and interviews

454. Introduction to Acting for Camera. 3 hrs. An introduction to the practices of performing on camera and bridging the differences between acting for stage and screen.

460. Advanced Costume Design. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: THE 401 or consent of instructor. Projects in designing costumes for plays, opera and dance; emphasis placed on costume designs as an element in a total production concept

471. Performance and Production Internship. 1-9 hrs. May be taken for a total of nine hours. Professional experience in residence with approved professional organizations

475. From Idea To Action - Senior Capstone Experience. 3 hrs. Provides an opportunity for the Theatre student to employ and demonstrate mastery of, the analytical and creative tools accumulated as a Theatre student. Writing Intensive

481. Repertory Theatre. 3-9 hrs. Participation in the analysis and preparation of the performances of three plays in repertory. Student must enroll in three 3-hour sections

482L. Practicum in Production Administration. 1-3 hrs. May be taken for a total of nine hours

483L. Practicum in Scenic Production/Technology. 1-3 hrs. May be taken for a total of nine hours

484L. Practicum in Lighting and Sound Technology. 1-3 hrs. May be taken for a total of hours

485L. Practicum in Properties Production/Technology. 1-3 hrs. May be taken for a total of nine hours

486L. Practicum in Artistic Production. 1-3 hrs. May be taken for a total of nine hours

487L. Practicum in Technical Management. 1-3 hrs. May be taken for a total of nine hours

488L. Practicum in Performance. 1-3 hrs. May be taken for a total of nine hours

489L. Practicum in Costume/Makeup Technology. 1-3 hrs. May be taken for a total of nine hours

492. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. To allow individual students or groups of students to study special advanced problems in theatre not normally addressed by regular courses (Students undertaking a Senior Honors Project will enroll in THE H492.)

497. Theatre Exchange Studies Abroad. 9-15 hrs. Opportunity to study theatre for one semester in an approved exchange program abroad. Offered under auspices of Center of International Education

499. British Studies in Theatre. 3-6 hrs



EXPLANATION

The semester credit hours are listed after the title of each course.
Example:

100. Introduction to the Arts. 3 hrs. A team-taught investigation of the music, visual and theatrical arts designed for students who are not otherwise academically involved with these arts (CC 1233)

Southern Miss courses for which there are acceptable junior/community college courses are marked as (CC ____). It should be noted that there is a variance in course sequence between the junior/community colleges and Southern Miss. In addition, courses with the same junior/community college numbers vary from college to college. An adviser should be consulted before course scheduling.

The plus (+) sign in front of a course indicates that a special fee is charged for that course. (All labs are subject to a usage fee.)