College of Continuing Professional Studies

CCPS Theatre Course Descriptions

100 Level Courses:
THTR 135: Introduction to Theatre
THTR 140: Acting I

200 Level Courses: 
THTR 282: Acting II
THTR 290: A-Z Selected Topics

300 Level Courses:
THTR 390: A-Z Selected Topics

400 Level Courses:
THTR 490: A-Z Selected Topics


THTR 135: Introduction to Theatre. 3 hours.

A survey of all aspects of the theatre and theatrical production including a study of representative artifacts of theatre history, a variety of dramatic styles, and the work of the individual theatre artists involved in the process as well as the role of the audience in theatre.

THTR 140: Acting I. 3 hours.

An introductory course to acting designed for majors and all students who wish to explore acting methodology. The course includes character development and expression. Practical exercises in both scripted and improvisational work will be stressed.

THTR 282: Acting II. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: THTR 140. Designed to continue the actor training begun in Acting I, this course includes more advanced training in the skills of analysis and characterization. These skills will be developed through scene work in monologues and in scenes with other actors.

THTR 290, 390, 490 Selected Topics. 1-3 hours.

THTR 291, 292, 391, 392, 491, 492 Research.

THTR 397, 398, 497, 498 Internship.

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