(College of Arts and Sciences)
TH 100 Introduction to Dance One Hour
This Course covers the exercises, steps and positions for beginning technical and preformance dance. Dance styles to be covered include ballet, jazz and tap. Exercises include center work, across-the-floor, barre and combinations.
TH 101 Ballroom Dancing I One Hour
This course covers the basic dance steps, positions, formations. Dances to be covered include swing, cha-cha, salsa/mambo and waltz.
TH 102 Ballroom Dancing II One Hour
This course covers basic dance steps, positions, and formations. Dances to be covered include polka, foxtrot, tango and rumba.
TH 120 Fundamentals of Speech Three hours
A course designed to help students write and present speeches effectively. Emphasis is placed on the use of standard diction.
TH 200 Stagecraft I Three hours
Instruction in design, construction, and decoration of sets for plays. Makeup and costuming are also studied.
TH 210 Stage Makeup Three hours
An exploration of the fundamental skills necessary for the creation and application of character and fantasy theatrical makeup. The purchase of a basic makeup kit is required.
TH 230 Theater Art Field Studies One to Three hours
The course is integrated with a tour of theaters, costume companies, set construction companies, and attendance at plays. It will include seminars, preparatory for the tour, lectures, discussions during the tour, and discussion seminars following the tour. A special feature of the tour will be critical seminars with renowned drama critics.
TH 231 Introduction to Theater Three hours
A basic course in theater including history and environment of the stage. Elements and arts of theater are studied.
TH 240 Reporting and Newswriting Three hours
See MAC 240 for description of course.
TH 242 Theater History I Three hours
Survey of theater history from Ancient Greece through the 1600s.
TH 253 Fundamentals of Acting Three hours
A study of the actor as interpreter of dramatic literature. Emphasis is on movement and gesture, voice, and diction. The Stanislavski system is studied.
TH 334 Directing Three hours
A study of the role of the theatrical director in the production of plays. Prerequisites: TH 231; TH 232.
TH 335 Children’s Theater Three hours
A comprehensive course that involves reading and studying plays that are appropriate for Children’s Theater. Projects in production and staging techniques are required.
TH 336 Church Drama Three hours
Reading and studying plays appropriate for church presentations. Projects in production and staging techniques are required.
TH 342 Theater History II Three hours
Survey of theater history from 1700s to present.
TH 350 Camera Acting Three hours
A directed study class. Study and application of the theories of performing for video programming. Students will participate in producing PSAs, commercials, informational, instructional, and dramatic programming. Limited enrollment. Prerequisites: TH 333 and consent of instructor.
TH 375 Contemporary Drama Three hours
Representative American, English, and Continental European plays are studied, beginning with Ibsen and continuing to the present.
TH 380 Selected Topics One to Three hours
A course designed for special studies in theater as needed and when a qualified instructor is available.
TH 400 Designing for the Stage Three hours
A study of the technical aspects of school play production with advanced instruction in design, plans, and construction of sets for a play. Prerequisite: TH 200.
TH 410 Theater and Stage Management Three Hours
This course will familiarize students with the business, organization and mangement of the theater. The course will include an analysis of the role of the stage manager as well as the general theater management roles, including organization, marketing and fundraising.
TH 442 History and Analysis of Musical Theater
This course is designed to familiarize students with orgins and historical development of the musical. Focas will be given to its evolution from operetta and vaudeville entertainment in the late 1800's to modern Broadway hits. Relevant cultural and political influances on the form will be discussed, as well as historically influential composers, directors, producers and performers in the genre. the course will study the development of musical theater in cronological order by decades, while analyzing the structure of the art form from each period.
TH 490 Independent Study One to Three hours
Students who have successfully completed at least 15 hours of their theater studies, and who have a minimum grade point average of 2.80 in theater and 2.50 overall, may apply to the theater professor for the privilege of independent study from one to three hours credit, depending upon the nature and scope of the study project agreed upon.
TH 491 Shakespeare Three hours
Representative comedies, histories, and tragedies of Shakespeare are studied. A history of the Elizabethan theater, stage, and acting is included. Students listen to dramatic recordings of Shakespeare’s plays and do some dramatic reading and interpretation.
TH Performance/Production One hour
Course numbers are 110, 111, 210, 211, 310, 311, 410, 411
This course is open to all students performing or working in a major role with a main stage theater production at Campbellsville University. Theater majors are required to enroll for a minimum of four credit hours. Theater minors are required to enroll a minimum of two credit hours.
TH Singing onstage one hour
Course Numbers are 115,215,315,415
Individual instruction on vocal technique for singing onstage, including weekly performances in a lab setting.