- THE 273: Principles of Acting
Principles of Acting is an exploratory and performance-oriented class where students learn:
- the fundamentals of acting
- how to create exciting characters
- how to prepare for stage-performance.
- THE 274: Introduction to Theatre
This introduction to theatre course is a survey and analysis of:
- dramatic forms
- significant genres
- historical periods, plays, playwrights, and other artists of the theatre
- THE 308: Principles of Theatre Design
An introduction to the various design elements and processes involved in scenic, lighting and costume design for the stage.
- THE 320: Topics in Dramatic Literature
A survey and investigation of the dramatic texts of a particular:
- social grouping
- ethnic tradition
- THE 323: Voice & Movement
- A comprehensive exploration and development of the actor's instrument. Students further develop their emotional, physical, and vocal responsiveness to a variety of situations in scene work for the stage.
- THE 373: Intermediate Acting
A more in-depth continuation of the concepts studied in “Principles of Acting,” focusing on an approach to acting that is universally applicable to various genres and styles.
- THE 381: Theatre History I
- A further examination of the early historical periods, playwrights, and other artists of the theatre and their respective forms and genres, which influenced succeeding theatre events. This course material covers the time from approximately 5th century Greece into approximately the late 19th century in Europe, with periodic stops elsewhere in the world during this time.
- THE 475: Theatre Practicum
Students serve as either actors or technical support for the current UIS Theatre production. Students are responsible (per the rehearsal schedule) for attending all:
- scheduled rehearsals
- tech and dress rehearsals
- and “strike"
- THE 476: Directing for the Theatre
Examination of fundamentals of directing for the theatre and other directing concepts, including:
- script analysis
- creation of promptbooks
- working with various theatre artists
- adapting to spaces
- THE 477: Playing Shakespeare (formerly THE 322)
A combination of survey and rehearsal of Shakespeare’s works, along with practical applications for performance.
Please check the current Class Schedule for meeting times, etc.
For more course information, please see the current UIS Course Catalog.