THTR 100. Cultural Experience Through Directed Travel Study. (3 Credits)

gives students the opportunity to travel to distant theatre centers in the United States and abroad, developing an interest and understanding of the nature of Theatre and its cultural influences. Students will see a variety of plays, interact with theatre artists, and view other clutural centers while traveling. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

THTR 101. Theatre Practicum. (1 Credit)

allows students to earn credit for significant participation in an acting role, technical position, or dramaturg position on a Concordia Theatre production. Roles/positions are designated and approved by Theatre faculty. 1 credit hour.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUAA, CUW

Pathway: CRAR

THTR 103. Basic Dance. (3 Credits)

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of dance: rhythm, coordination, body alignment, and physical stamina. Students will learn contemporary dance styles used in theatrical performance- Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Ballroom, and Ballet at a beginner level. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

THTR 120. Orientation to Theatre. (3 Credits)

is an overview of theatre history, from the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, and Rome to the 21st century. Students will gain knowledge of the impact of theatre on a variety of civilizations, learn the production process and how it has evolved through the generations, and develop an appreciation for theatre while examining genre, style, structure, purpose, and cultural context. 3 credit hours. THTR 203: CHOREOGRAPHY FOR THE STAGE This course is a continuation of THTR 103, with a specific emphasis on the study of choreography used in musical theatre, and the history of the choreographers who popularized their styles in the 20th century. Students will have an opportunity to choreograph dance numbers and to enhance their basic dance knowledge. 3 credits. THTR 215: VOICE AND SPEECH FOR THE ACTOR Designed to enhance voice, speech, and dialects for use on stage by the student actor. Vocal projection, variance, breathing, diction, and dialects would be taught to strengthen the vocal performance of the actors. 3 credits. No prerequisite.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUAA

Pathway: CRAR

THTR 203. Choreography for the Stage. (3 Credits)

this course is a continuation of THTR 103, with a specific emphasis on the study of choreography used in musical theatre, and the history of the choreographers who popularized their styles in the 20th century. Students will have an opportunity to choreograph dance numbers and to enhance their basic dance knowledge. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

THTR 215. Voice & Speech for the Actor. (3 Credits)

designed to enhance voice, speech, and dialects for use on stage by the student actor. Vocal projection, variance, breathing, diction, and dialects would be taught to strengthen the vocal performance of the actors. 3 credits. No prerequisite.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

THTR 225. On-Camera Acting & Production. (3 Credits)

students will learn the methods and business of acting in film, television, commercials, industrials, and voice-over work. In addition, students will learn how to market themselves in the on-camera performance industry, including resume preparation, how to work with agents and casting directors, and utilizing the right marketing tools to secure work. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

THTR 231. Stagecraft I: Intro Stagecraft. (3 Credits)

gives the student hands-on experience in the various areas of stagecraft including such topics as set design, construction, painting, and decorating; stage lighting; and the making and finding of stage properties. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

Pathway: CRAR

THTR 254. Producing Children'sTheatre. (3 Credits)

examines the history of children’s theatre with a special emphasis on the structure, style, organization, and creative development of the production process for creating quality theatre for children. Students will have the opportunity to adapt source material to create short skits to be performed for a children’s audience, including biblical adaptations used for drama ministry outreaches. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

THTR 261. Acting I: Intro to Acting. (3 Credits)

Offered at: CUAA, CUW

THTR 269. Musical Theatre and Dancing. (3 Credits)

teaches students how to enhance their acting ability while performing on the musical stage. Song selection, vocal training, audition preparation, and choreography are explored to strengthen their performance skills. The semester culminates with a public performance. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

Pathway: CRAR

THTR 310. Theatre Mgmt and Stage Mgmt. (3 Credits)

looks at the business side of theatre. Students will study box office procedures, budgeting, producing, and house management. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

THTR 311. Drama Ministry. (3 Credits)

examines how drama is used in churches and Christian theatre, film, and television programs. Students will have the opportunity to create ministry sketches to be performed at churches and various outreaches to disadvantaged youths in the Milwaukee area. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

THTR 331. Stage Design I. (3 Credits)

takes the student into more advanced concepts of stage design, the preparation of models and related techniques. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisites: THTR 231.

Pathway: CRAR

THTR 340. Theatre in Education. (3 Credits)

this course would examine the use of drama in the elementary and secondary education classroom to enhance reading, writing, and comprehension skills, as well as enliven a history or social studies class. It would be designed for students pursuing teaching theatre to youth in a classroom, extracurricular, or production setting, as well as for Education majors seeking to use Theatre in the classroom. 3 Credits. No prerequisite.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

THTR 350. 20th Century American Drama. (3 Credits)

studies the contributions of key American playwrights of the period. Writers to be studied may include Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, and Edward Albee. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

THTR 363. Acting II: Intermediate Acting. (3 Credits)

builds on the foundation developed during THTR 261 and further expands stage acting skills and techniques through scene work and improvisational exercises. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisites: THTR 261.

Offered at: CUW

Pathway: CRAR

THTR 371. Stage Directing. (3 Credits)

explores the creative process by which a director transforms a literary script into a live performance for the stage. The course covers such topics as selecting and preparing the script, planning rehearsals, developing stage pictures, creating tension, blocking, and types of rehearsals. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisites: THTR 261, or permission of the instructor.

Offered at: CUAA, CUW

Pathway: CRAR

THTR 381. Stage Movement & Combat. (3 Credits)

this course would explore stage movement as it applies to varying genres, styles, and time periods, with an added emphasis on stage combat and physical comedy to strengthen movement on stage for the actor. 3 Credits. No Prerequisite.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

THTR 393. London Tour. (3 Credits)

THTR 400. Special Topics in Theatre. (3 Credits)

is a course with variable content offered as a high-level elective for theatre students. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

Pathway: CRAR

THTR 431. Playwriting & Script Analysis. (3 Credits)

THTR 433. Stagecraft II Spec Top Design. (3 Credits)

takes the student into more advanced concepts of stage design, the preparation of models and related techniques. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisites: THTR 331.

THTR 440. Playwriting. (3 Credits)

surveys the history of play writing, considers the differences between writing plays and other types of creative writing, studies the necessary aspects of theatre, and gives students experience in writing for the stage. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisites: ENG 104 and ENG 245.

Pathway: CRAR

THTR 463. Acting III: Advanced Acting. (3 Credits)

provides student actors with opportunities to expand their talents in a rehearsal environment and to display them in performance situations. Students will rehearse and publicly perform scenes from plays. 3 credit hours. THTR 481: THEATER INTERNSHIP Students will have the opportunity to intern with a professional Milwaukee area theatre company in an acting or technical position, arranged by Theatre faculty. Students are expected to complete a number of hours on a single production or half of the assigned company’s production season. An evaluation of the student’s completed work by the company staff and Theatre faculty will complete the semester. 3 credits. THTR 490: SENIOR CAPSTONE In this course, students with Senior standing who are minoring in Theatre will demonstrate their competence in three culminating components: 1) a major research project (approved by the faculty) which exhibits an appropriate synthesis of their course and production experiences as well as their vocational expectations; 2) a drama ministry centered presentation that represents their readiness to enter a vocation in theatre (or related field) as a Christian leader; 3) a comprehensive oral exam or live performance based on the theatre core curriculum and supplemental reading list. Faculty and guest respondents will attend the exam and evaluate the work presented. 3 credits and Senior standing.

Prerequisites: Audition or permission of the instructor.

Pathway: CRAR

THTR 481. Theatre Internship. (1-4 Credits)

students will have the opportunity to intern with a professional Milwaukee area theatre company in an acting or technical position, arranged by Theatre faculty. Students are expected to complete a number of hours on a single production or half of the assigned company’s production season. An evaluation of the student’s completed work by the company staff and Theatre faculty will complete the semester. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

Pathway: CRAR

THTR 490. Senior Capstone in Theatre. (1-3 Credits)

in this course, students with Senior standing who are minoring in Theatre will demonstrate their competence in three culminating components: 1) a major research project (approved by the faculty) which exhibits an appropriate synthesis of their course and production experiences as well as their vocational expectations; 2) a drama ministry centered presentation that represents their readiness to enter a vocation in theatre (or related field) as a Christian leader; 3) a comprehensive oral exam or live performance based on the theatre core curriculum and supplemental reading list. Faculty and guest respondents will attend the exam and evaluate the work presented. 3 credits

Prerequisite: Senior standing.

Offered at: CUW