Theatre --- THTR


Department Homepage: https://inverhills.edu/DegreesAndPrograms/Theatre/

 

THTR 1101  Introduction to Film   3.0 cr
Course Outline for THTR 1101

Helps students understand, appreciate, and enjoy motion pictures from their inception to the present as an art form. A beginning approach to the history, theory, and criticism of the cinema and film industry. The relationship between form and contents is basic to this course.

THTR 1103  International Cinema   3.0 cr
Course Outline for THTR 1103

Introduces the student to a study of major world cinemas, including influential filmmakers, screen personalities, and motion pictures. Important films are screened, discussed, and critically evaluated.

THTR 1105  Introduction to Theater   3.0 cr
Course Outline for THTR 1105

Helps increase students' understanding of the performing arts. Introduces the student to the history and theory of plays, playwrights, and the various arts and crafts of the theatre. Students will attend three (3) play productions selected by the instructor. Two will be off-campus and one will be the production at the Inver Hills Theatre which will be free for IHCC students.

THTR 1107  Film History I   3.0 cr
Course Outline for THTR 1107

Surveys the History of Film from the silent era through the sound era of Classical Hollywood, with special focus on filmmakers, genres, and styles. Influential films are viewed and discussed.

THTR 1108  Film History II   3.0 cr
Course Outline for THTR 1108

Surveys the History of Film from the classical studio system to the contemporary American Independents. The focus of the course is on analysis and interpretation of films and evolving national traditions of cinema. Influential films are viewed and discussed.

THTR 1152  Beginning Acting   3.0 cr
Course Outline for THTR 1152

Develops student understanding of and skills in the theories and practices of stage acting.

THTR 1157  Theatre Makeup   3.0 cr
Course Outline for THTR 1157

Introduces the student to the theory, technique, and application of makeup for the theatre. Emphasis placed on practical application of the makeup.

THTR 1158  Creative Dramatics   3.0 cr
Course Outline for THTR 1158

Helps students develop skills in the use of creative drama activities. Skills are to be applied to guide children in the creation and dramatization of poems, stories, historical events, and other literature. Units on children's theatre and puppetry are included.

THTR 1161  Theatre Activities   1.0 cr
Course Outline for THTR 1161

Provides students opportunities to participate in a theatre production on campus through acting, set construction, scene painting, lighting, props, makeup, publicity, costuming, and/or stage management. May be repeated to a maximum of four times. Students will engage in a minimum of 30 hours on aspects of play production arranged with the instructor.

THTR 1185  Directing/Acting   2.0 cr
Course Outline for THTR 1185

In this practicuum course, students will have the opportunity to learn the basics of directing actors, including choosing scripts, defining character motivation, and working with stage movement and composition. Actors will have the opportunity to practice and develop their skills with novice directors. Students will have the opportunity to both act and direct under the guidance of the Director/Acting instructor. The final project of the course will be an in-class or public performance. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

THTR 2109  Theatre History I   3.0 cr
Course Outline for THTR 2109

Surveys theatrical history from its origins to 1700. Major periods and movements of theatre are discussed as they occurred chronologically. Analysis of the period's practices, practitioners, playing space and audience. Prerequisites: Recommended THTR 1105.

THTR 2153  Advanced Acting   3.0 cr
Course Outline for THTR 2153

Develops student understanding of and skills in more advanced theories and practices of stage acting. Prerequisites: THTR 1152 or permission from instructor.

THTR 2154  Design for the Theatre   3.0 cr
Course Outline for THTR 2154

Introduces the concepts, process, and practices common to the design of scenery, lighting and costume. The study and application of the aesthetic principles and graphic skills involved in all areas of theatrical design. Development of the student's abilities in research methodology, as it applies to design for the theatre. Emphasis on design skills (including CAD programs) as a communication tool in the collaborative process of theatrical production. Prerequisites: Recommended THTR 1105.

THTR 2210  Hitchcock, The Master of Suspense   3.0 cr
Course Outline for THTR 2210

Examines the work of Alfred Hitchcock, a film director known world-wide for his artistry with a camera, his craftsmanship with story structure, and his ability to hold the audience in a state of edge-of-the-seat suspense.

THTR 2220  Documentary Films   3.0 cr
Course Outline for THTR 2220

Explores the nature and history of documentary film. Students will understand, appreciate, and enjoy documentary motion pictures as a form of communication, a method of persuasion, a reflection of culture, and as an art form. The course provides a beginning approach to the theory and criticism of documentary film. The relationship between form and content is basic to this course.