THAR1000 Introduction to Theatre
Credit Hours: 3 semester hours
Introduction to Theatre is an overview and survey of theatrical developments, from classical to modern times. The theory and practice of dramatic forms, live performances, technical innovations, and the artists that contributed to development will be examined. A main objective of this course is to introduce the student to the art of Theatre by examining the following topics: “What is Theatre?” “How is Theatre organized?” How does the Theatre Work?” This course may partially fulfill the (GEP) general education program requirements.
Goals and Objectives
The goals of this course are as follows:
Aiding you in becoming a more informed, critical and frequent audience member, and possible future theatre practitioner.
Introducing you to the process of plays and Theatre productions.
Exploring a range of stylistic presentations.
Developing an understanding of Theatre as a collaborative art form.
Gaining a basic understanding of all the working areas of the Theatre.
Recognizing and understanding Theatre terminologies.
Developing a basic understanding of the creative production process essential to the Theatre while knowledgeably, critically, and with appreciation be able to articulate that opinion in both verbal and written discourse
Developing a basic understanding of structure and theme in the context of both performances and dramatic literature through reading a script both critically and visually