Introduces all aspects of theatrical production: playwriting, acting, directing, design, technical theater and construction, and theater management. Cultural and social context of theater in our time and through the ages. Introduces major classical and modern types of theater. Selected plays are read and discussed, and attendance at theatrical production is required. Special fee.
Currently offered: Fall 2014
Previously offered: Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013
THDA 440 - Exploring Musical Theatre
This is an introductory course designed to enhance the student's enjoyment and understanding of musical theatre. Course content and internet exploration as well as play attendance are designed to acquaint students with and nurture an appreciation for musical theatre. This course is intended for introductory students of all majors who are interested in studying musical theatre elements, styles, and significance.
Previously offered: Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014
THDA 450 - History of Musical Theatre in America
Study of the development of the musical and its relationship to American social history. Special fee.