What Classes?

The Department of Theatre and Dance strives to develop our students as artistic scholars by providing them with a knowledge base that establishes strong research, creative and critical thinking, and verbal and written communication skills.

100 Level Courses (Introductory)

The 100 level introductory courses serve as an introduction to the artistic and intellectual foundation necessary to analyze, interpret, and create theatre and dance.

  • THTD 101 Introduction to Theatre Research and Writing
  • THTD 102 Foundations of Theatrical Design
  • THTD 103 Fundamentals for the Performer

200 Level Courses

The 200 level courses introduce students to historical, theoretical, and critical perspective to the three texts.

  • THTD 201 Contemporary Dance History
  • THTD 202 Dance in World Cultures
  • THTD 241 Latina/o Drama and Performance
  • THTD 244 Origins of Drama
  • THTD 245 Feminism and Theatre
  • THTD 246 Dramatic Theory and Criticism
  • THTD 247 Latin American Theatre and Performance
  • THTD 248 Native American Performance
  • THTD 249 Indigenous Film

300 Level Courses

The 300 level courses emphasize practical application of theoretical concepts and methodology, as well as application.

THTD 30100-30104 Topics in The Written Text

  • THTD 30103 Playwriting

THTD 30200-30211 Topics in The Visual Text

  • THTD 30201 Lighting Design
  • THTD 30202 Scenic Design
  • THTD 30203 Costume Design
  • THTD 30204 Scenic Painting

THTD 30300-30312 Topics in The Physical Text

  • THTD 30302 Styles of Modern Dance
  • THTD 30304 Acting Methods
  • THTD 30305 Classic Pilates
  • THTD 30306 Choreography
  • THTD 30307 Directing
  • THTD 30308 Acting for the Stage
  • THTD 30309 Introduction to Ballet

THTD 30313 Theatre as Social Change