THTR1330 Introduction to Theatre

Course Description

Meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts. In this course, students will explore the history and art form of theatre. Students will research how theatrical form and vision between diverse periods and cultures communicates and reflects the culture and context from which it was created. Students will participate in a broad range of experiences including performance and crew work. This course satisfies the Minnesota State Transfer Pathways for an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) in Theatre.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the differences in theatrical form and vision between diverse periods and cultures.
  • Analyze the means whereby various conceptual/style approaches and/or use of dance and music are used as a communicative and interpretive tool.
  • Analyze the means through which an historic or contemporary dramatic text
    reflects or critiques the culture and context from which it emerged.
  • Demonstrate and devise the means through which theatrical performance may directly engage relevant social or intellectual issues.
  • Actively participate in the creation of a publicly-presented theatrical event.
  • Devise and present an original group-based performance scenario.
  • Describe how elements of directing, performance, and design contribute to an effective or ineffective personal experience.
  • Describe and demonstrate the various communication tools used by scenic,
    costume, lighting, and sound designers.
  • Analyze the means whereby various conceptual/style approaches and/or use of dance and music are used as a communicative and interpretive tool.

Prerequisite

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3 credits: 3 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other