Guide to Academic Planning 2018-2019

Theatre Arts and Dance

COURSE PLANNING:

Theatre Arts:

First Year (at least two TART courses and at least one TARA)

TART 135 Voice and Movement for Theatre

TART 140 Beginning Acting

TART 150 Movement for the Theatre

TARA P21 House and Pub/Asst Stage Manager/Props

TARA P22 Acting/St Man/Dance Capt/Sound 

TARA P23 Scenery and Lighting 

TARA P24 Costume and Make-up 

TART 260 Theatre Production: Scenery and Lighting 

                               or

TART 280 Theatre Production: Costume and Make-up

Second Year TART 210 Script into Performance: Text Analysis 

TART 260 Theatre Production: Scenery and Lighting 

                         or

TART 280 Theatre Production: Costume and Make-up

Third Year (TART 450 must be completed and at least one TARA)

TART 310 History of Theatre and Drama I

or

TART 311 History of Theatre and Drama II

TART 450 Production Design 
Fourth Year (Complete TARA)

TART 310 History of Theatre and Drama I

or

TART 311 History of Theatre and Drama II

TART 430 Stage Directing 

TART 497 Senior Seminar 

 

Notes:

TART 205 Special Topics: Performance/Directing is appropriate for First year students. This course focuses on the beginning concepts of the director/actor relationship and history of directing for the stage.

TART 210: Script to Performance: Text Analysis is typically a sophomore course that requires heavy reading and writing of and about plays. First year students should toalk to the department if they believe they are ready for this challenge.

TART 260 Theatre Production: Scenery and Lighting and TART 280 Theatre Production Costume and Make-up are production courses with heavy time commitments. First year students that have been sucessful here have had previous experience in practical Theatre.

TART 391 Special Topics in Acting, TART 392 Special Topics in Design, and TART 393 Special Topics in Performance can be taken by first year students.

The following courses are NOT open to first year students:

  • TART 310 History of Theatre and Drama
  • TART 311 History of Theatre and Drama II
  • TART 430 Stage Directing
  • TART 450 Production Design

Dance:

  • All Dance Technique courses are open to First Year Students.
  • Reading and Writing Dance is strongly recommended and is open to First Year Students.
  • Choreography has a prerequisite of Reading and Writing Dance
  • Dance Ensemble is by audition
  • Practicum: TARA 21-22-23-24 open to all students contact department chair