Theatre

Classes

THEA 101 : Introduction to Drama and Theatre

An introduction to the art of drama and theatre. Students study selected plays that are representative of important playwrights and historical periods. These plays are studied in their historical context and provide a basis for understanding elements and styles of drama. Theatre production will also be explored by considering the functions of actors, audiences, designers, playwrights and technicians.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Discuss the origin and development of the theatre from its beginnings to the present.
  • Discuss the theatre’s influence and importance in human culture.
  • Compare and contrast plays and theatre practices from different time periods and cultures.
  • Analyze the artistic choices and techniques used to transform a written dramatic script into a performed work presented to an audience.

THEA 131 : Beginning Unarmed Stage Combat

Introduction to theatrical unarmed stage combat. Maybe repeated up to 9 credits.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Correctly define stage combat specialized terminology and concepts.
  • Execute theatrical fight techniques
  • Choreograph and perform staged fights

THEA 132 : Beginning Sword Stage Combat

Introduction to sword-fighting for the stage. May be repeated up to 9 credits.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Grade of “C” or better in THEA 131 or instructor consent.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Demonstrate correct usage of sword stage combat terminology and core concepts
  • Execute sword techniques for the stage
  • Perform choreographed theatrical sword fights

THEA 133 : Stage Combat Workshop Level I

Continuing exploration of theatrical stage combat in assorted weapons. May be repeated up to 9 credits.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Define stage combat specialized terminology and concepts.
  • Execute theatrical fight techniques.
  • Choreograph and perform staged fights.

THEA 177 : Introduction to Theatre of Hawai’i

An exploration of theatrical performances and plays showcasing the people, places and history of Hawai’i.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Describe the historical, religious and cultural content of theatre in Hawai’i.
  • Analyze the dramatic and cultural content of local, original Hawaiian plays using artifacts from original performances.
  • Communicate the themes and body of work of a major local or Hawaiian playwright, director or theatrical company.

THEA 200B : Beginning Theatre Practicum: (Acting)

Beginning workshop experience in the practical application of theatre skills: (B) acting. THEA 200 is repeatable up to four credits in each alpha. Pre: for 200B, audition and performance of role in a THEA 260 production or similar performance deemed appropriate by instructor.

Credits:

1

Corequisites:

THEA 260

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Demonstrate skill in chosen role’s duties in a professional theatrical production.
  • Communicate effectively with Director and fellow cast and crewmembers in discipline specific language and terminology.
  • Execute all duties of chosen role in a live theatrical performance.

THEA 200C : Beginning Theatre Practicum: (Stagecraft)

Beginning workshop experience in the practical application of theatre skills: (C) Stagecraft. THEA 200 is repeatable up to four credits in each alpha.

Credits:

1

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Demonstrate skill in chosen role’s duties in a professional theatrical production.
  • Communicate effectively with Director and fellow cast and crewmembers indiscipline specific language and terminology.
  • Execute all duties of chosen role in alive theatrical performance.

THEA 200D : Beginning Theatre Practicum: (Costume)

Beginning workshop experience in the practical application of theatre skills: (D) Costume. THEA 200 is repeatable up to 4 credits in each alpha.

Credits:

1

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Demonstrate skill in chosen role’s duties in a professional theatrical production.
  • Communicate effectively with Director and fellow cast and crewmembers in discipline specific language and terminology.
  • Execute all duties of chosen role in alive theatrical performance.

THEA 211 : Mask Making and Performance

A hands-on course exploring several mask-making techniques, and the fundamentals of bringing a mask to life. The history and cultural significance of the mask will be surveyed. Students will make several masks and will perform for each other.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Discuss the importance of the mask in human culture.
  • Demonstrate two or more mask-making techniques.
  • Apply the basic process of bringing a mask to life to improvisations or rehearsed performances.
  • Identify, analyze, and critically evaluate the technique in mask-making and mask performances.

THEA 220 : Beginning Voice and Movement

Introduction to vocal and movement techniques to increase self- awareness and potential for self-expression. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Demonstrate awareness of personal habits, tensions and methods for releasing them, and physical and vocal preferences.
  • Execute a wide variety of warmup and performance tools
  • Perform pieces with self-expression through vocal and physical choices.

THEA 221 : Acting I

Performance course concentrating on voice, relaxation, body awareness, and freedom from self-consciousness through theatre games, improvisation, and exercises. Emphasis on ensemble work. Students must see two plays and write about them or use the Service- Learning option. May be repeated up to 9 credits.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Articulate and project the voice well.
  • Devise and execute pantomimes and improvisations.
  • Explore dramatic one- and two-person scenes.
  • Identify, analyze and critically evaluate the technique and believability of dramatic performances.

THEA 222 : Acting II

Performance course concentrating on exploration of character creation; continued work on voice, relaxation, and self-realization. Students must see two plays and write about them or use the Service- Learning option. May be repeated up to 9 credits.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Grade of “C” or better in THEA 221.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Articulate and project the voice well.
  • Devise and execute pantomimes and improvisations.
  • Perform dramatic one- and two-person scenes.
  • Identify, analyze and critically evaluate the technique and believability of dramatic performances.

THEA 223 : Introduction to Acting for Camera

An introduction to acting techniques for film, TV production, and other camera-based media. Repeatable up to 6 credits. (Cross-listed as CM 223)

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Grade of C or better in THEA 221.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Demonstrate the skill of acting by using the camera lens to convey story.
  • Illustrate the complexities of character within a given text.
  • Analyze performances for television and film for quality and desired effect on the audience.

THEA 225 : Shakespeare Workshop

A study of William Shakespeare's life, works, contemporary performance practices, and the Royal Shakespeare Company's current training and methods of bringing the Bard's work to life for modern audiences. The curriculum of this course is tailored to the Royal Shakespeare Company's Summer Season, and this course serves as mandatory preparation for the WCC Footholds Shakespeare Study Abroad program to London and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Grade of C or better in THEA 260 and THEA 200B, or Instructor Permission.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Analyze Shakespeare's use of meter and poetry.
  • Replicate Shakespeare's Contemporary Performance Practices.
  • Deliver Shakespeare's Poetic Text with skillful use of iambic pentameter.
  • Perform Scenes and Monologues from some of Shakespeare's great roles.

THEA 226 : Footholds Uk Shakespeare Study Abroad

This course is a two-week intensive study abroad program to England. The first week is spent working with top-tier industry professionals at East 15 Acting School in London, and viewing productions at noted theatres there, as well as meeting professional actors for Q&A sessions. The second week is spent in Stratford-upon-Avon training closely with the Royal Shakespeare Company, attending lectures and seminars at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and viewing two productions at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. The course culminates in a performance of scenes and monologues in Shakespeare's own gardens for visiting tourists.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Grade of B or better in THEA 225.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Analyze professional productions in London and Stratford.
  • Interface effectively with current industry professionals.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Shakespeare's plays and roles.
  • Perform scenes and monologues from Shakespeare's canon in his own gardens.

THEA 231 : Intermediate Unarmed and Staff Stage Combat

Intermediate training in the Unarmed and Quarterstaff disciplines of Stage Combat. Repeatable for up to 9 credits.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

THEA 131 or instructor approval.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Demonstrate correct usage of stage combat terminology and core concepts.
  • Execute intermediate-level techniques for the stage.
  • Perform choreographed theatrical fights.

THEA 232 : Intermediate Rapier and Dagger Stage Combat

Intermediate training in Rapier and Rapier and Dagger weapon disciplines in Stage Combat. Repeatable for up to 9 credits.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

THEA 132 or instructor approval.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Demonstrate correct usage of rapier and rapier and dagger stage combat terminology and core concepts.
  • Execute rapier and rapier and dagger techniques for the stage.
  • Perform choreographed theatrical sword fights.

THEA 233 : Stage Combat Workshop Level II

Level II Training in assorted weapon disciplines. Repeatable for up to 9 credits.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Credit for THEA 131 AND 132, OR Credit for THEA 133 OR Instructor approval

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Demonstrate correct usage of stage combat terminology and core concepts.
  • Execute stage combat techniques for the stage.
  • Perform choreographed theatrical sword fights.

THEA 240 : Introduction to Stagecraft

Introduction to the technical process of theatre including scenery, lighting, sound and stage management. Students will focus on the range of skills needed to work in theatrical space. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Demonstrate competence with the use of theatrical equipment.
  • Identify key theatrical terms and concepts.
  • Critically evaluate a theatrical event.
  • Work effectively in a theatrical environment.

THEA 241 : Advanced Stagecraft

Advanced techniques of the technical process of theatre including lighting, sound, and rigging. Students will focus on the range of skills needed to work in convention, theatrical, concert, and dance applications. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Credit for THEA 240 or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Demonstrate competence with the use of theatrical equipment to the instructor.
  • Identify key theatrical terms and concepts.
  • Critically evaluate a theatrical event.
  • Work effectively in a theatrical environment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of one particular area of stagecraft through a presentation to the class and/or the instructor.

THEA 260 : Dramatic Production

Introduction to the process of converting a play in to a performance. Students are required to participate in at least two aspects of an actual production. Maybe repeated up to 9 credits.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Identify key theatrical terms and concepts.
  • Critically evaluate a theatrical event.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in one particular area of theatrical production.

THEA 280 : Beginning Playwriting

The course introduces structure, guidelines, and format of the monologue and short play; beginning with the conception of an idea, followed by effective outlining and research techniques, subsequent drafts, and the final product in a polished monologue and short play.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Credit for ENG 100.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Analyze the theme, plot-structure, historical context, political and/or cultural commentary and influence on later works of three to five plays.
  • Write monologues and scenes.
  • Write a complete short play (one or two acts).

THEA 296 : Special Topics in Theatre

Students will investigate important topics in Theatre Studies such as specific artists/practitioners, genres, or methods of training. May be repeated up to 6 credits with different topics.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

“C” or better in THEA 101 or “C” or better in THEA 221.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Identify the important concepts and facts associated with the topic under examination.
  • Explain cause and effect relationships in connection to the topic discussed.
  • Compare and contrast various interpretations of the topic.
  • Relate the topic to contemporary events.