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Complete course descriptions can be found in the Grenfell Campus section of the Calendar. The University Calendar is the authority for all course information.

FALL 2015

SubjectDescriptionPrerequisites/ Notes

Theatre 1000 - Introduction to Theatre History I

A historical survey of the art of the theatre. The history of theatre will be studied in terms of the evolution of performance and of the physical theatre from their origins in a variety of social rituals and contexts through to their present plurality of forms. At the same time, the nature and function of the various components of theatrical performance (acting, directing, design, etc.) will be analyzed in terms of period philosophical, social, cultural, political and religious contexts. These courses are open to non-theatre students.

 

Theatre 1010 - Introduction to Acting

An appreciation of the fundamentals of the craft of acting. Basic exercises in voice, movement, relaxation and concentration, improvisation and script analysis will introduce the student to the imaginative and physical skills required by an actor. This is a basic course for all theatre students regardless of their specific areas of interest.

Lab: 6 hours of studio per week

 

Theatre 1020 - Introduction to Technical Theatre Production

An appreciation of the basic vocabulary and techniques of the various technical and organizational structures and practices of staging plays. Areas of concentration will include scenic and costume construction, basics in lighting, painting, props, sound and stage management. This is a basic course for all theatre students regardless of their specific areas of interest.

Lab: 6 hours of studio per week

Theatre 2010 - Acting II

A second level course for Acting Majors. Emphasis on speech, text analysis and scene study. Various techniques and texts will be employed to root the student in the fundamental process of acting. A beginning approach to understanding the body as an instrument and the techniques required to use the instrument.

Prerequisite: Theatre 1001, 1110

Note: 6 hours of studio per week

 

Theatre 2020 - Technical Theatre Production II

A second level course for the Technical Theatre Production Major. Emphasis on the fundamentals of drafting, stage management, model-making, props building, and painting.

Prerequisite: Theatre 1001, 1120

Note: 6 hours of studio per week

 

Theatre 2080 - Production Acting

Either a semester's worth of work in one of the major productions, in a supporting capacity (i.e. a supporting role) or a significant role in a studio production.

Prerequisite: Theatre 1110

Note: 4 credit hours 12 hours of studio per week

Theatre 2090 - Production -Technical Theatre

Either a semester's worth of work in a major production in a supporting capacity (i.e. assistant stage manager, wardrobe assistant, etc.) or in a studio production in a major capacity.

Prerequisite: Theatre 1120

Note: 4 credit hours 12 hours of studio per week

Theatre 3010 - Acting III

An intermediate level course for the Acting Major. Continued emphasis on speech, voice production, text analysis, etc. Intermediate level scene study on material including non-realistic plays.

Prerequisite: Theatre 2010, 2011, 2080,2081

Note: 6 hours of studio per week

Theatre 3020 - Technical Theatre Production III

An intermediate course for Technical Theatre Production Majors. Continued emphasis on carpentry, painting, lighting, sound, wardrobe, stage management, etc.

Prerequisite: Theatre 2020, 2021, 2090, 2091

Note: 6 hours of studio per week

Theatre 3060 - (Technical Theatre Production) Master Class I

A semester's worth of work for Technical Theatre Production students with a guest artist in a particular area of specialization.

Prerequisite: Theatre 2020, 2021

Note: 6 hours of studio per week

Theatre 3070 - Master Class I (Acting)

A semester's worth of work for acting students with a guest artist in a particular area of specialization.

Prerequisite: Theatre 2010, 2011, 2080

Note: 6 hours of studio per week

Theatre 3080 - Production-Acting

Work on a major production in a significant capacity (i.e. a principal role).

Prerequisite: Theatre 2010, 2011, 2080, 2081

Note: 4 credit hours 16 hours of studio per week

Theatre 3090 - Production - Technical Theatre

Work on a major production in a significant capacity (i.e. stage manager, crew chief, head of props, etc.).

Prerequisite: Theatre 2020, 2021, 2090, 2091

Note: 4 credit hours 16 hours of studio per week

Theatre 4010 - Acting IV

An advanced course for acting majors. Concentration on advanced scene study on texts illustrating period styles or genres of plays.

Prerequisite: Theatre 3010 and 3011, 3080 and 3081

Note: 6 hours of studio per week.

Theatre 4020 - Technical Theatre Production IV

Advanced course for Technical Theatre Production Majors with individual concentration on specific technical skills.

Prerequisite: Theatre 3020 and 3021, 3090 and 3091

Note: 6 hours of studio per week.

Theatre 4030 - Theory of Directing and Design

An examination and analysis of the nature and practice of directing and design from a theoretical and aesthetical perspective. A lecture/seminar course involving script analysis to examine the interpretive and imagistic processes of directors and designers.

Prerequisite: Theatre 3010 and 3011, Theatre 3020 and 3021, Visual Arts 2700/2701 and 15 credit hours in Dramatic Literature courses

Theatre 4040 - Directed Studies

Student projects in playmaking, performance, directing, design or technical presentations supervised by faculty. In consultation with the faculty, the student will submit a proposal for a project on which he/she wishes to work. These projects will be presented in public.

Prerequisite: Theatre 3010 and 3011, Theatre 3020 and 3021

Note: 6 hours of studio per week.

Theatre 4060 - (Technical Theatre Production) Master Class III

Advanced work with a guest artist in a particular area of specialization.

Prerequisite: Theatre 3060 and 3061

Note: 6 hours of studio per week.

Theatre 4070 - Master Class III (Acting)

Advanced work with a guest artist in a particular area of specialization.

Prerequisite: Theatre 3070 and 3071

Note: 6 hours of studio per week.

Theatre 4080 - Production-Acting.

Work on a major production in a significant and leading capacity

Prerequisite: Theatre 3010 and 3011, Theatre 3080 and 3081

Note: 4 credit hours 20 hours of studio per week

Theatre 4090 - Production -Technical Theatre.

Work on a major production in a significant and leading capacity

Prerequisite: Theatre 3020 and 3021, Theatre 3090 and 3091

Note: 4 credit hours 20 hours of studio per week.

BUSN 4070 - Change Management and Implementation

Examines the current thinking and research regarding the strategic management of change. Change in a variety of organization settings will be introduced and analyzed with respect to identifying barriers to change, using change agents, creating learning environments, implementing, and evaluating. The course will focus on the leadership, implementation and strategies for developing a culture for change.

Prerequisite: BUSN 4010, or BUSI 4050 and BUSI 7000

WINTER 2016

 

 

 

​Theatre 1001 - Introduction to the History of Theatre II

​An historical survey of the art of the theatre. The history of theatre will be studied in terms of the evolution of performance and of the physical theatre from their origins in a variety of social rituals and contexts through to their present plurality of forms. At the same time, the nature and function of the various components of theatrical performance (acting, directing, design, etc.) will be analyzed in terms of period philosophical, social, cultural, political and religious contexts. These courses are open to non-theatre students.

 

 

 

 

​Prerequisite: Theatre 1000

 

​Theatre 1110 - Acting I

​An introductory course for acting majors. Emphasis on voice, speech, movement and text analysis. Various learning methods will be employed, from sensitivity exercises to improvisation and creative imagination exercises. Participation in in-class performance is required.

Prerequisite: Theatre 1000, 1010, 1020

Note: 6 hours of studio per week

​Theatre 1120 - Technical Theatre Production I​An introductory course for technical theatre production majors. Emphasis on the fundamentals of scenic carpentry, wardrobe, sound, lighting, crewing, painting and stage management. Practical projects will be related to departmental productions.

Prerequisite: Theatre 1001, 1010, 1020

Lab: 6 hours of studio per week

 

Theatre 2011 - Acting II

​A second level course for acting majors. Emphasis on speech, text analysis and scene study. Various techniques and texts will be employed to root the student in the fundamental process of acting. A beginning approach to understanding the body as an instrument and the techniques required to use the instrument.

Prerequisite: Theatre 1001, 1110

Note: 6 hours of studio per week

 

​Theatre 2021 - Technical Theatre Production II

​A second level course for the technical theatre production major. Emphasis on the fundamentals of drafting, stage management, model-making, props building, and painting

Prerequisite: Theatre 1001, 1120

Note: 6 hours of studio per week

 

​Theatre 2081 - Production Acting

​Either a semester's worth of work in one of the major productions, in a supporting capacity (i.e. a supporting role) or a significant role in a studio production.
​Prerequisite: Theatre 1110

Note: 4 credit hours 12 hours of studio

per week

 

​Theatre 2091 - Production -Technical Theatre

​Either a semester's worth of work in a major production in a supporting capacity (i.e. assistant stage manager, wardrobe assistant, etc.) or in a studio production in a major capacity.

Prerequisite: Theatre 1120

Note: 4 credit hours 12 hours of studio per week

​Theatre 3011 - Acting III​An intermediate level course for the acting major. Continued emphasis on speech, voice production, text analysis, etc. Intermediate level scene study on material including non-realistic plays.

Prerequisite: Theatre 2010, 2011, 2080, 2081

Note: 6 hours of studio per week

 

​Theatre 3021 - Technical Theatre Production III

​An intermediate course for technical theatre production majors. Continued emphasis on carpentry, painting, lighting, sound, wardrobe, stage management, etc.

Prerequisite: THEA 2020 and THEA 2021, THEA 2090 and THEA 2091

Note: 6 hours of studio per week

​Theatre 3061 - (Technical Theatre Production) Master Class II

​A semester's worth of work for technical theatre production students with a guest artist in a particular area of specialization.

Prerequisite: Theatre 2020, 2021, 3060

Note: 6 hours of studio per week.

​Theatre 3071 - Master Class I (Acting)​A semester's worth of work for acting students with a guest artist in a particular area of specialization.

Prerequisite: Theatre 2010, 2011, 3070

Note: 6 hours of studio per week

​Theatre 3081 - Production-Acting​Work on a major production in a significant capacity (i.e. a principal role).
​Prerequisite: Theatre 2010, 2011, 2080, 2081

Note: 4 credit hours 16 hours of studio per week

​Theatre 3091 - Production -Technical Theatre​Work on a major production in a significant capacity (i.e. stage manager, crew chief, head of props, etc.).
​Prerequisite: Theatre 2020, 2021, 2090, 2091

Note: 4 credit hours 16 hours of studio per week

 

 

 

 

​Theatre 4001 - Theatre Institute at Harlow

​Full semester's work, utilizing both the Harlow Campus and Grenfell Campus, comprising a "thesis production" involving fourth-year Acting and Technical Theatre Production students in major responsibilities. A practical component in Theatre Criticism utilizing the resources of the Harlow Campus proximity to London and Stratford. A series of Master Classes, Workshops, Field Trips and Guest Lectures offered by members of the theatre profession in England. A project in a selected area of theatre history.
 
 
 
 
 
​Prerequisite: Theatre 4010 or 4011, 4060 or 4070, 4080 or 4090, 4030 or 4040

Note: 10 credit hours

 

 

Chair, Theatre Program

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: FA315
Phone: (709) 639-6485
Email: mwaller@grenfell.mun.ca