Performing Arts

Course Listings



Applied Music


Applied lessons are 1/2 hour weekly. The college does not provide instruments.
MUA - 101 Bass I provides instructions in bass designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit
MUA - 102 Guitar I provides instruction in guitar designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit
MUA - 103 Percussion I provides instruction in percussion designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit
MUA - 104 Piano I provides instruction in piano designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit
MUA - 105 Strings I provides instruction in string instruments designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Half-hour individual lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit
MUA - 106 Voice I provides instruction in voice designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit
MUA - 107 Woodwinds/Brass I provides instruction in woodwinds and brass designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit
MUA - 231 Bass II provides instruction in bass designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUA - 101
MUA - 232 Bass III provides instruction in bass designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUA - 231
MUA - 233 Bass IV provides instruction in bass designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUA - 232
MUA - 234 Guitar II provides instruction in guitar designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUA - 102
MUA - 235 Guitar III provides instruction in guitar designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUA - 234
MUA - 236 Guitar IV provides instruction in guitar designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUA - 235
MUA - 237 Percussion II provides instruction in percussion designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUA - 103
MUA - 238 Percussion III provides instruction in percussion designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lectue, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUA-237
MUA - 239 Percussion IV provides instruction in percussion designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUA - 238
MUA - 240 Piano II provides instruction in piano designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUA - 104
MUA - 241 Piano III provides instruction in piano designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUA - 240
MUA - 242 Piano IV provides instruction in piano designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUA - 241
MUA - 243 Strings II provides instruction in string instruments designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUA - 105
MUA - 244 Strings III provides instruction in string instruments designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUA - 243
MUA - 245 Strings IV provides instruction in string instruments designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUA - 244
MUA - 246 Voice II provides instruction in voice designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUA - 106
MUA - 247 Voice III provides instruction in voice designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUA - 246
MUA - 248 Voice IV provides instruction in voice designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUA - 247
MUA - 249 Woodwinds/Brass II provides instruction in woodwinds and brass designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUA - 107
MUA - 250 Woodwinds/Brass III provides instruction in woodwinds and brass designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUA - 249
MUA - 251 Woodwinds/Brass IV provides instruction in woodwinds and brass designed to develop the student's level of proficiency. The student attends one lesson per week. Lesson times are arranged during the first week of classes. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUA - 250

Music


MUS - 101 Music Appreciation is a study of the materials and basic components of music, primary musical forms and major musical styles, and of the development of music form the pre-Baroque period to the present 3 lectures, 3 credits General Education Course
MUS - 103 Fundamentals of Music is a study of such rudiments of music as notation, the structure of scales, intervals, keys triads, and simple harmonic progressions. 3 lectures, 3 credits
MUS - 105 A History of Jazz in America is a study of the historical development of jazz from its origin as a form of Black American folk music to its acceptance as a major expression of American art. 3 lectures, 3 credits
MUS - 107 Music History I is a study of the historical and stylistic development of music from the Gothic period through the Baroque period 3 lectures, 3 credits General Education Course
MUS - 108 Music History II is a study of the historical and stylistic development of music from the Classical period through the Baroque period 3 lectures, 3 credits General Education Course
MUS - 109 The Musical: A Survey introduces the fundamental aspects of musical theatre. Students will study selected standard repertoire of American Musical Theatre and understand the interaction of multiple artistic considerations. Repertoire will be used as a tool for illustration of musical elements and theatrical techniques. Selected works will be considered form the context of their relationship to historical and artistic values. Students will consider aspects of performance in musical theatre and gain an understand of the responsibilities and expectations involved in the field. 3 lectures, 3 credits
MUS - 110 Music, Art, and Drama is designed to promote and understanding and appreciation of the human cultural heritages and concentrates upon major developments in music, art and drama during the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods. 3 lectures, 3 credits General Education Course
MUS - 118 Vocal Workshop is an introduction the basic principles of vocal production. Application of correct vocal techniques is introduced through a series of group and solo singing activities. 1 lecture, 2 labs, 2 credits
MUS - 119 Songwriting Workshop provides students with a solid background in the art of craft and song writing. Students will study the elements of songwriting: lyrics, rhythm, melody, harmony, and song structure. Students will work on their original compositions through a series of group and solo activities. 1 lecture, 2 labs, 2 credits
MUS - 120 Pop/Rock Ensemble I requires students to study and to perform in a variety of popular music styles, Special attention will be given to the development of creative skills and reading pop charts, Students are expected to participate in concerts for college ceremonies and functions. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit
MUS - 121 Chorus I requires students to study and to perform standard and contemporary choral literature for mixed voices and to participate in concerts for college ceremonies and functions. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit
MUS - 125 Chamber Ensemble I This course requires students to study and to perform standard and contemporary instrumental literature and to participate in concerts of college ceremonies and functions. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit
MUS - 131 Class Piano I is an introductory course designed to provide fundamental piano instructions. 1 lecture, 2 lab, 3 credits
MUS - 132 Music Theory I is a study of elementary diatonic harmony. It includes the study of major scales, natural, harmonic, and melodic forms of minor scales, Also included is the study of interval and triad construction, the figured bass, cadences, plus bass and soprano harmonization. 1 lecture, 2 labs, 2 credits
MUS - 133 Music Dictation and Sight Reading is an introduction to score reading, the rudiments of conducting, musical dictation, and other elements that are essential to an understand of music. 1 lecture, 2 labs, 2 credits
MUS - 134 Ear Training Musicianship I designed to develop a comprehension of musical structure and style through sights singing and musical dictation. 1 lecture, 2 labs, 2 credits
MUS - 137 Guitar in the Classroom is a systematic approach to basic guitar technique and an introduction to contemporary music. 1 lecture, 2 labs, 2 credits
MUS - 140 Jazz Ensemble I requires students to study and to perform in a verity of jazz styles. Special attention will be given to the development of improvisations skills and reading jazz charts. Students are expected to participate in concerts for college ceremonies and functions. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit
MUS - 150 Introduction to MIDI Sequencing and Synthesis introduces students to the concepts of computer utilization in the manipulation of music. These concepts include composing, arranging, editing and gaining understanding of the developing skills in electronic music from theoretical, aesthetic and practical perspectives. Essential topics to be included when exploring the used of computers music will be music sequencing and MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface); creating sounds and music with digital audio; computer music and the Internet; and desktop music notation. 3 lectures, 3 credits
MUS - 151 Introduction to Audio Recording is a systematic approach to sound, music, and multimedia production. The student will be involved with all phases of hard disk-based recording, editing, synchronization technologies, hardware and software systems, disk-based recording, editing, synchronization technologies, hardware and software systems, digital signal processing techniques, and in creating digital audio and MIDI-based music. Whether the projects will be on DAT, a CD-ROM, DVD, or any desktop audio, this class will develop the ability to record and playback multiple tracks of digital audio . 3 lectures, 3 credits
MUS - 152 Music Business I is a course designed to provide students with important skills and knowledge that will enhance their abilities for a career in fields combining music and business. Basic concepts of how the music industry works and how music is created and marketed will be presented along with discussions of numerous career options. Topics discussed will provide and overview of the record, radio, video, film, television, and advertised industries how each used music. 3 lectures, 3 credits
MUS - 153 Piano Pedagogy I studies effective teaching skills for elementary and intermediate levels of piano instruction, including the investigation of specific solo and developmental piano repertoire and method books. It introduces fundamental business aspects of teaching private piano. 2 lectures, 2 labs, 3 credits
MUS - 220 Pop/Rock Ensemble II requires students of study and to perform in a variety of popular music styles. Special attention will be given to the development of creative skills and reading pop charts. Students are expected to participate in concerts for college ceremonies and functions. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUS-120
MUS 221 Pop/Rock Ensemble III requires students to study and to perform in a variety of popular music styles. Special attention will be given to the development of creative skills and reading pop charts. Students are expected to participate in concerts of college ceremonies and functions. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUS-220
MUS - 222 Pop/Rock Ensemble IV required students to study and to perform in a variety of popular music styles. Special attention will be given to the development of creative skills and reading pop charts. Student so are expected to participate in concerts for college ceremonies and functions. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUS-220
MUS - 231 Class Piano II provides continuing piano instruction for any student who fulfills the prerequisite for the course. the course includes the study of piano literature from the Baroque period to the present and emphasizes the further development of the student's piano technique. 1 lecture, 2 lab, 2 credit Prerequisite: MUS-131 or by permission of the Academic Department Chair
MUS - 232 Music Theory II is a study of harmonization and harmonic progressions. The course includes the study of six-four chords, non-harmonic tones, modulation, and the dominant seventh chord.  1 lecture, 2 lab, 2 credit Prerequisite: MUS-132
MUS - 234 Ear Training and Musicianship II is a continuation of Ear Training and Musicianship I focusing on the development of aural comprehension skills through sight-singing and music dictation exercises.  1 lecture, 2 lab, 2 credit Prerequisite: MUS-134
MUS - 241 Class Piano III is a course designed to develop skills in sight reading, transposition, harmonization styles, and improvisation techniques. Included is the study of piano literature form the Baroque to the present. The emphasis is on good pianist technique.  1 lecture, 2 lab, 2 credit Prerequisite: MUS-231
MUS - 242 Class Piano IV is a course designed to further develop skills in sight-reading, transposition, harmonization styles, and accompaniment techniques. Included is further study of piano literature form the Baroque to the present. There is continued emphasis on good pianistic technique.  1 lecture, 2 lab, 2 credit Prerequisite: MUS-241
MUS - 246 Jazz Ensemble II requires students to study and to perform in a variety of jazz styles. Special attention will be given to the development of improvisational skills and reading jazz charts. Students are expected to participate in concerts for the college ceremonies and functions.  1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUS-140
MUS - 247 Jazz Ensemble III requires students to study and to perform in a variety of jazz styles. Special attention will be given to the development of improvisational skills and reading jazz charts. Students are expected to participate in concerts for the college ceremonies and functions. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUS-246
MUS - 248 Jazz Ensemble IV requires students to study and to perform in a variety of jazz styles. Special attention will be given to the development of improvisational skills and reading jazz charts. Students are expected to participate in concerts for the college ceremonies and functions. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit Prerequisite: MUS-247
MUS - 250 Electronic Music Composition introduces students to advance concepts of creating standalone electronic music compositions as well as compositions for visual media. Topics covered include subtractive, additive, granular, FM and RM synthesis, mosque concrete composition, film/video scoring, and programming. Students will also be exposed to various forms of MIDI-based music as a basis for composing techniques and will use state-of-the-art music software and hardware to create composition. 2 lecture, 2 lab, 3 credit Prerequisite: MUS-150
MUS - 251 Studio Recording Techniques introduces students to the concepts of recording live instruments and vocals in a state-of-the-art digital recording studio. Students will learn techniques for recording orchestral instruments as well as instruments used in popular music. Topics covered include studio signal flow, microphone selection and placement, used of outboard and software-based effects processors, overdubbing, creating composite audio tracks, and mixing, Students are expected to spend additional time in the studio and/or music technology lab working on assigned projects. 2 lecture, 2 lab, 3 credit Prerequisite: MUS-151
MUS - 252 Music Business II provides further study of the music industry for students who wish to seek employment in fields combining music and business. This course will provide an in depth study focusing upon topics including music publishing, national and international copyright law, live performance, managers and agents, music organizations, recording agreements, music publishing, film and television music production, music merchandising, and other contractual obligations, 3 lectures, 3 credits Prerequisite: MUS-152
MUS - 253 Piano Pedagogy II continues the study of effective teaching skills for intermediate to advance levels of piano instruction, including the investigation of specific solo and developmental repertoire that are standard in the field of piano pedagogy and performance. The course surveys and examines current piano methods, literature and materials. It further delineates aspects of successful business practices for the private and/or non-profit piano studio. 2 lecture, 2 lab, 3 credit Prerequisite: MUS-153 Piano Pedagogy I
MUS - 255 Chorus II requires students to study and perform standard and contemporary choral literature for mixed voices and to participate in concerts for college ceremonies and functions. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit
MUS - 256 Chorus III requires students to study and perform standard and contemporary choral literature for mixed voices and to participate in concerts for college ceremonies and functions. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit
MUS - 257 Chorus IV requires students to study and perform standard and contemporary choral literature for mixed voices and to participate in concerts for college ceremonies and functions. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit
MUS - 258 Chamber Ensemble II requires students to study and perform standard and contemporary instrumental literature and to participate in concerts for college ceremonies and functions. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit
MUS - 259 Chamber Ensemble III requires students to study and perform standard and contemporary instrumental literature and to participate in concerts for college ceremonies and functions. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit
MUS - 260 Chamber Ensemble IV requires students to study and perform standard and contemporary instrumental literature and to participate in concerts for college ceremonies and functions. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit
MUS - 261 Advanced Studio Recording is a further study of recording technology as applied to music production. Topics covered included techniques of live multi-track recording and over dubbing, including microphone selection and setup, mixing techniques such as creaking automated mixes using software techniques of CD, DVD and other consumer formats such as web-based audio and video. Prerequisite: MUS-251 2 lectures 2 labs, 3 credits
MUS - 262 Concert Promotion and Production is a practical introduction to the structure of the live performance industry. Topics covered include artist relations, talent and venue management, advertising public relations, licensing, live sound reinforcement, stage and lighting systems as well as performing arts administration, The student will gain practical experience by participation in the promotion and production of college sponsored events. Prerequisite: MUS-151 or MUS-152 2 lecture, 2 lab, 3 credits
MUS - 263 Careers in the Music Industry is an introductory survey of career opportunities in the music industry, and non-profit arts management. Students will prepare promotions materials necessary for embarking on a career in the music field. Prerequisite: MUS-152 3 lectures, 3 credits
MUS - 462 - 463 - 464 Co-Op Work Experience [Music] is designed to provide the student with hands-on experience in a work environment. It is an opportunity for a student to bridge classroom theory with on the job experience under professional guidance in a college approved work environment. On site evaluations are done by a faculty member/employer.
MUS - 462 1 lecture; plus 120 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester, 2 credits
MUS - 463 1 lecture; plus 180 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester, 3 credits
MUS - 464 1 lecture; plus 240 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester, 4 credits

Dance


DAN - 102 Ballet is a study of the language of ballet as an art form with emphasis on traditional, academic and technical steps and vocabulary. 3 labs, 1 credit
DAN - 103 Modern Dance is a study of the technical and choreographic skills of modern dance. Students are assisted in being individually creative through movement. 2 labs, 1 credit
DAN - 104 Tap Dance is a introduction to elementary top skills, terminology and rotation, and beginning to combinations and simple routines. Purchase of tap shoes is required. 2 labs, 1 credit
DAN - 105 Jazz Dance is a study of various styles, techniques, and vocabulary in the idiom of jazz dance, 2 labs, 1 credit
DAN - 108 Dance Improvisation is a guided discovery of the freedom of movement in a medium for the expression and development of ideas. Through the emphasis of space rhythm, and quality, pieces of choreography are designed. 2 labs, 1 credit
DAN - 109 Yoga Dance This course integrates the principles of yoga with the fundamentals of dance. The course offers a stimulating workout that combines stretch and strengthening with the enjoyment of dancing. Students will develop awareness, experience the flow of energy, improve alignment and core strength, and enhance creative expression. The course is open to students of all levels and aims to promote health and balance by improving the body as an instrument of communication. 2 labs, 1 credit
DAN - 124 Dance Appreciation This course is designed to inform the student about dance as a performing art form. Focus is on developing a critical framework for viewing various styles of dance performance. By attending performances, tracing the development of the particular form, studying the demands the art form makes upon its performers, and discussing critics' views and evaluating the experience, students are exposed to a broad representation of dance experiences. 3 lectures, 3 credits

Theater


THR - 101 Introduction to the Theatre is a study of live theatre and how  it has developed historically and culturally, and how it is analyzed and evaluated. This is primarily a theory course, but it also includes theatre-going assignments. 3 lectures, 3 credits General Education Course
THR - 109 History of Musical Theatre This course is a chronological survey course that explores musical theatre from its early beginnings to the present. In a lecture and discussion format, students will explore examples of musical theatre to illustrate musical elements, musical and theatrical techniques, and structural form. Selected works will be considered from the context of their relationship with historical and artistic values. 3 lecutres 3 credits General Education Course.
THR - 110 Basic Acting Techniques utilizes practical exercises to aid the beginning actor in developing technique from which to build self-confidence and believable characterizations. The course stresses the importance of self-discipline in developing creativity and freedom in voice and movement. Assignments include the presentation of scenes from various works during the semester. 2 lectures, 2 labs, 3 credits
THR - 111 Oral Interpretation of Literature explores the development of performance and vocal techniques in the oral presentation of all types of literature. The use of variety in pitch, volume, tempo, and attitude is stressed in communication the author's meaning through the reader to the audience. Following specific guidelines, most of the literature is selected directly by each student. 3 lectures, 3 credits
THR - 113 Movement for the Performing Artist is a practical course in directing the student to experience, explore, and visualized movements. The aim of the course is to help the actor become a more physically secure and expressive performer. 3 hours, 2 credits
THR - 120 Stage Makeup provides a practical approach to makeup techniques for theatre and related arts. Through practical experience, student investigate basic, character, and stylized makeup. 1 lecture, 1 lab, 1 credit
THR - 124 Dance Experience is a practical and critical introduction to various dance forms. By attending performances, tracing the development of the particular form, studying the demands the art form makes upon its performers, discussing critics' views, and evaluating the experience, students are exposed to broad representation of dance experiences. 3 hours, 3 credits
THR - 131 Introduction to Stagecraft and Lighting intrudes the student to the theory and practice of stagecraft. It includes study in scene design, practice in construction of sets, and the setting and control of lighting. 2 lectures, 2 labs, 3 credits
THR 140 Introduction to Cinema is a study of film as an art form. The course is designed to awaken a more sensitive and critical response to the cinema thought and understanding of it's form, content, development, and criticism. Films are screened to demonstrate these elements. 2 lectures, 2 labs, 3 credits General Education Course
THR - 150 Summer Theatre Workshop is an intensive, practical course in the requisite skills in producing a live theatrical production. Students will be exposed to all areas of the theatre crafts. A selected play will be completed produced for public presentation. This will be accomplished thought collective class involvement in play selection, casting, rehearsal, stage management, makeup, set design and construction, lighting, costuming, promotion, and performance. 6 hours, 6 credits
THR - 210 Scene Study includes advanced work in characterization, vocal and body control, and exercise in the development of style and technique relevant to scene and play selected for study and presentation. 2 lectures, 2 labs, 3 credits Prerequisite: THR-110
THR - 214 Audition Techniques This is a practical course which helps the student investigate, select, and prepare audition material appropriate to the individual and the audition call. The course includes exercises in handling cold readings and in learning to look at auditions from the casting director's point of view. 2 lectures, 2 credits Prerequisite: THR-110
THR - 215 Directing for the Stage is designed to instruct students in the fundamentals of direction for the stage, Student directors will learn how to analyze a script, cast, block, and direct a scene that will be presented in a performance for the public. This course explores various directing techniques that emphasize not only the artistic approach but also the practical and technical elements of the theatre. 2 lectures, 2 labs, 3 credits Prerequisite(s): THR-110 and THR-101
THR-216 Theatre Production Workshop This is a practical course that produces a selected dramatic work as a result of collective class involvement in casting, set design and construction, lighting, costuming, makeup, promotion, rehearsal, stage management, and performance. The workshop culminates in a public performance of the project. 4 lectures, 4 credits Prerequisite(s): THR-110, THR-131
THR-217 Theatre Performance and Production This is a practical course in which students are introduced to acting and/or technical production. As a part of the course, students will actually be involved in theatre productions. 1 lecture, 2 labs, 2 credits Prerequisite: THR-131
THR-231 Stage Electrics This course is designed to familiarize the student with the fundamental skills requisite to actualizing lighting and sound designs. Emphasis is given to the identification, use, and maintenance of equipment, as well as to basic electronics theory and practice. Special attention is given to basic theories and aesthetics of light and sound as design elements. 4 lectures, 3 credits Prerequisite: THR-131
THR-232 Stage Management This course is an analysis of the techniques and responsibilities of the stage manager in the various forms of the performing arts. Areas of study covered include stage management in the theatre, concerts, and television. 1 lecture, 1 credit Prerequisite: THR-131
THR - 236 Lighting Design is a practical course in the principles and actual techniques of lighting design. Course work includes lectures, demonstrations, and lab sessions on equipment, color optics, and the setting and control of lighting for all forms of strange performance. A portion of the course is devoted to the contemporary lighting techniques used in clubs and rock concerts. 3 hours, 3 credits Prerequisite: THR-136
THR - 240/CIN - 240 The Classic Cinema This course is an in-depth study of the style, philosophy, and significance of selected directors and films. 3 lectures, 3 credits Prerequisite: THR-140
THR - 464 Co-Op Work Experience (Stage Technology) is a field work course in preproduction, production, and/or shop work arranged on an individual basis by the student must attend periodic seminars and/ or prepare reports or other projects as required by the Theatre Arts faculty. Credits is based on predetermined number of hours/weeks worked in a approved theatre shop, or other entertainment facility. Job placement assistance is available through the Co-Op office. 1 lecture, plus 240 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester 4 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of the Academic Department Chair.