Courses

Communication

COMM 1110. Fundamentals of Speech. Surveys the fundamental concepts of interpersonal and public communication, including the teaching and practice of some basic skills for both communication contexts. (3-0-3)

COMM 1110H. Fundamentals of Speech-Honors. See the course description for COMM 1110. This section is students participating in the GSW Honors Program. (3-0-3)

COMM 1112. Video Production Practicum. Introductory level study of the process and craft of video production through application and practice. May be repeated twice. (0-2-1)

COMM 2112. Video Production Practicum. Intermediate level study of the process and craft of video production through application and practice. May be repeated twice. (0-2-1)

COMM 2225. Video Production I. The course will introduce students to the basic skills and techniques necessary for the production of a television program. Emphasis will be placed on videography, cameras, editing and lighting. Students will gain hands-on experience in making a video. (3-0-3)

COMM 3040. Integrated Comm & Theory. Analysis of understanding and application of complex theories and research in Human Communication study. Students will investigate the integration of effects of new media technologies on Human Communication. (3-0-3)

COMM 3112. Video Production Practicum. Advanced level study of the process and craft of producing video through application and practice. May be repeated twice. (0-2-1)

COMM 3225. Advanced Video Production. Advanced Video Production. Course focuses on focuses on electronic news gathering (ENG) for broadcast, including shooting B-roll, stand-ups and packages for news broadcast. Emphasis will also be placed on video news releases, and production for electronic distribution of news video. (3-0-3)

COMM 4080. Studies in New Media. Analysis of understanding, application, and research of critical concepts and hands-on skills in "new media" in the areas of media such as film, television, and graphic design for print publications. (3-0-3)

COMM 4112. Video Production Capstone. A capstone course designed to build on the student's cumulative experiential work in the process and craft of producing theatre through application and practice. Selection by audition or approval of instructor. (0-6-3)

COMM 4545. Issues in Comm & Media Studies. Issues in Communication and Media Studies. Analysis of understanding and application of environment, operation, culture, and diversity issues of media. Students will research and evaluate communication issues about media content and perspectives of media in everyday life. (3-0-3)

COMM 4585. Issues in Comm & Media Studies. Analysis of understanding and application of environment, operation, culture, and diversity issues of media. Students will research and evaluate communication issues about media content and perspectives of media in everyday life. (3-0-3)

Theater

THEA 1100. Theatre Appreciation. Surveys the contributions of performers, designers, and playwrights to a theatre production. The audience as co-author of the theatre event is also examined. The customary sequence involved in producing a play will be discussed. Information will also be presented about audiences, theatres, performers, and the conventions of the theatre of several eras. Lab fee required. (3-0-3)

THEA 1100H. Honors Theater Appreciation. Surveys the contributions of performers, designers, and playwrights to a theatre production. The audience as co- author of the theatre event is also examined. The customary sequence involved in producing a play will be discussed. Information will also be presented about audiences, theatres, performers, and the conventions of the theatre of several eras. This section is for students participating in the GSW Honors Program. Lab fee required. (3-0-3)

THEA 1110. Perf Skills for Bus and Prof. A training and development workshop focused on the cultivation of individual performance skills vital to success in business and professions, and which are especially relevant in the age of modern media. (3-0-3)

THEA 1111. Perf and Prod Practicum. (0-12-1)

THEA 1112. Video Production Practicum. (0-2-1)

THEA 2020. Stage Makeup. An introduction to the basics of stage makeup design and implementation. Coursework is project driven and is designed to give the student the fundamental analytical and applied skills for the design area mentioned above. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: THEA 1100 Minimum Grade: C or THEA 1100H Minimum Grade: C 

THEA 2040. Acting I - Basic Technique. An introduction to the principles of acting, including preparation of the actor's instrument, physical and vocal technique, emotional life, analysis and creation of character. (3-0-3)

THEA 2040H. Acting I - Basic Tech-Hnr. An introduction to the principles of acting, including preparation of the actor's instrument, physical and vocal technique, emotional life, analysis and creation of character. This section is for students participating in the GSW Honors Program. (3-0-3)

THEA 2111. Perf and Prod Practicum. Intermediate level study of the process and craft of video production through application and practice. Selection by approval of instructor. (0-12-1)

THEA 2112. Video Production Practicum. (0-2-1)

THEA 2220. Voice and Articulation. Study in the physiological and acoustical aspects of vocal delivery and participation in a regimen of exercises to develop articulation and vocal expression. (3-0-3)

THEA 2540. Introduction to Performance. An introduction to the field of performance studies and the performance of non-dramatic texts. The construction of solo performance pieces from dialogues, narrative, ethnography and literature is the primary focus of the course. (3-0-3)

THEA 3020. Stagecraft. An introduction to the elements of scenic construction, production organization and best construction practices. Course combines traditional lecture and assessment with practical application. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: THEA 1100 Minimum Grade: C or THEA 1100H Minimum Grade: C 

THEA 3040. Acting II - Scene Study. (3-0-3)

THEA 3060. Scenic and Lighting Design. An introduction to the basics of theatrical design concentrating on scenic design and how lighting affects the design. Coursework is project driven and is designed to give the student the fundamental analytical and applied skills for the design areas mentioned above. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: THEA 1100 Minimum Grade: C 

THEA 3070. Costume and Lighting Design. An introduction to the basics of theatrical design concentrating on costume design and how lighting affects the design. Coursework is project driven and is designed to give the student the fundamental analytical and applied skills for the design areas mentioned above. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: THEA 1100 Minimum Grade: C 

THEA 3111. Perf and Prod Practicum. Advanced level of study of the process and craft of producing theatre through application and practice. Selection by audition or approval of instructor. (0-12-1)

THEA 3112. Video Production Practicum. (0-0-1)

THEA 4020. Advanced Stagecraft. A study of advanced theatrical production practices. Course work is project driven and is designed to give the student an advanced understanding and applied skills in the areas of theater production and digital media. Prerequisite: THEA 3020 or with instructor approval. (3-0-3)

THEA 4040. Acting III - Adv Technique. Intensive process and performance studio training in contemporary acting methodologies. (3-0-3)

THEA 4080. Acting IV - Period Styles. This course serves to introduce students to the basic techniques and methodologies performing period plays. Particular emphasis is given to approaches to Shakespeare and developing an overall approach to style work. (3-0-3) Prerequisites: THEA 2220 Minimum Grade: C and THEA 2040 Minimum Grade: C 

THEA 4111. Perf and Prod Practicum. (0-12-3)

THEA 4112. Video Production Practicum. (3-0-3)

THEA 4545. Performance Theory. Advanced studies in the performance of non-dramatic text with emphasis on the development of original performance programs. (3-0-3)

THEA 4770. Special Topics in Theater. Advanced opportunities for the study of topics to meet special needs and interest students, presented in conjunction with special programming of the department, or drawing on areas of faculty expertise not covered by the standing offerings. (3-0-3)

THEA 5545. Performance Literacy. Advanced studies of the theatrical and cinematic languages that are transforming the nature of the modern world. (3-0-3)