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Theatre Arts

 

  

THR100

 

 

Freshman Seminar For Theatre Majors

 
 

Introduces methods and techniques through which Theatre Arts students can succeed in their discipline at college. Specific topics include college procedures and resources, academic advisement, time management for theatre artists, goal-setting, test and note taking, library research, health issues, and other areas related to student success in college and specifically the theatre arts field. Preliminary research into career paths will also be included. Students are expected to enroll in this class in their first semester.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden

 


Credits:  1.5

 


Notes
Fulfills Freshman Seminar requirement for students in Theatre Arts A.S. degree.

 

  

THR101 / TH11

 

 

Understanding Theatre

 
 

Introductory course developing appreciation for and understanding of theatre in all its facets throughout history up to the present. Through lecture/demonstration and attendance at college theatre productions, students are exposed to major components of theatre including historical aspects, playwrighting, acting, directing and designing.

 


Prerequisite
None.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for The Arts.

 

  

THR105 / TH21

 

 

Acting I

 
 

Study and practice in basic techniques of acting. Application of theory through presentations of scenes, improvisations and exercises in class.

 


Prerequisite
None

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for The Arts.

 

  

THR115 / TH15

 

 

Basic Theatre Practice: Stagecraft

 
 

Principles and practices of scenic construction, painting, shifting, rigging and stage mechanics. Development of skills in safe use of hand and power tools and stage equipment. Students learn to read ground plans and working drawings. Production projects in association with staging a college play are required.

 


Prerequisite
None.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden

 


Credits:  3

 


Course Fee applies

 

  

THR116 / TH16

 

 

Basic Theatre Practice: Lighting Crafts

 
 

Basic electricity necessary for using and maintaining stage lighting instruments and accessories. Safety practices are taught. Major topics include principles of lighting, types and functions of lighting instruments, manual and remote lighting controls. Experience offered in production practices in translating a lighting design for a specific script to the lighted stage. Included are reading designs, organizing setup period, preparation of charts, plugging, rigging, hanging, focusing of instruments and running the production.

 


Prerequisite
None.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden

 


Credits:  3

 


Course Fee applies

 

  

THR117 / TH17

 

 

Basic Theatre Practice: Costume Crafts

 
 

Basic sewing and costume construction. Includes simple maintenance of sewing equipment, organization of studio identification, use of supplies and characteristics, and treatment of natural and synthetic fabrics. Experience offered in analyzing and building costume design for a specific script into a finished costume. Includes pattern drafting, cutting and fitting.

 


Prerequisite
None.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden

 


Credits:  3

 


Course Fee applies

 

  

THR118 / TH18

 

 

BASIC THEATRE PRACTICE: DESIGN AND DRAFTING

 
 

Communicating visual ideas through the use of mechanical drawing specifically for theatre applications. Includes training in various elements of technical theatre and stage design graphics, specifically drafting techniques and symbols (USITT standard) for producing ground plans, elevations and detail drawings. (2 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. laboratory.)

 


Prerequisite
THR115.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden

 


Credits:  3

 


Course Fee applies

 


Notes
Offered Spring semester only, on alternate years with THR119

 

  

THR119 / TH19

 

 

Basic Theatre Practice: Sound

 
 

Equipment, methods and practices used in production of sound for the stage. (2 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. laboratory.)

 


Prerequisite
None.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden

 


Credits:  3

 


Course Fee applies

 


Notes
Offered Spring semester only on alternate years with THR118.

 

  

THR120

 

 

Stage Makeup

 
 

This is an elementary class in Stage Makeup. Content will be devoted to character analysis, makeup design, and application. This class will provide an overview of the subject matter and the basic technical skills related to the material so that the student will be equipped to solve problems in future situations. Specific projects will include basic corrective makeup, aging techniques, crepe wool beards and artificial facial hair, special effects trauma (stage blood and latex), and fantasy applications. Students will be required to purchase a theatrical makeup kit and additional makeup for an approximate cost of $75.00 to $100.00.

 


Prerequisite
None

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for The Arts.

 

  

THR127 / TH27

 

 

Stage Combat

 
 

Provides students practical concentrated study in basics of stage fighting. Utilizing fencing to develop focus, coordination and safety, students progress through rapier and broadsword use to elementary hand-to-hand techniques. Culmination of studies is staged choreography, with partner, of classical fight scene to demonstrate competence in all disciplines.

 


Prerequisite
None

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden

 


Credits:  3

 

  

THR131 / TH45

 

 

New York Theatre

 
 

Theatre appreciation based on experiencing actual professional theatrical productions in New York. Lecture/discussion focuses on aspects of theatre production and critiques of performances attended. Cost of theatre tickets and transportation is responsibility of each student.

 


Prerequisite
None.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for The Arts.

 

  

THR151 / TH51

 

 

Theatre Workshop

 
 

Becoming a member of a theatre company is the goal of Theatre Workshop. Professional-style experience is gained through cast, crew, or stage management experiences in plays and musicals. May be taken for credit for more than two semesters.

 


Prerequisite
Permission of instructor.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead

 


Credits:  3

 

  

THR152 / TH52

 

 

Production Laboratory I

 
 

Learning through doing is the goal of the Production Laboratory. Practical experience in theatre is achieved by successfully participating in executing projects in scenic construction, stage lighting, costume construction, properties and scenic painting.

 


Prerequisite
None.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden

 


Credits:  2

 


Course Fee applies

 


Notes
Students who take more than one semester of Production Laboratory work in a variety of production areas. Specific assignments to production areas are made by instructor of THR152-155.

 

  

THR153 / TH53

 

 

Production Laboratory II

 
 

Learning through doing is the goal of the Production Laboratory. Practical experience in theatre is achieved by successfully participating in executing projects in scenic construction, stage lighting, costume construction, properties and scenic painting.

 


Prerequisite
None.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden

 


Credits:  2

 


Course Fee applies

 


Notes
Students who take more than one semester of Production Laboratory work in a variety of production areas. Specific assignments to production areas are made by instructor of THR152-155.

 

  

THR154 / TH54

 

 

Production Laboratory III

 
 

Learning through doing is the goal of the Production Laboratory. Practical experience in theatre is achieved by successfully participating in executing projects in scenic construction, stage lighting, costume construction, properties and scenic painting.

 


Prerequisite
None.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden

 


Credits:  2

 


Course Fee applies

 


Notes
Students who take more than one semester of Production Laboratory work in a variety of production areas. Specific assignments to production areas are made by instructor of THR152-155.

 

  

THR155 / TH55

 

 

Production Laboratory IV

 
 

Learning through doing is the goal of the Production Laboratory. Practical experience in theatre is achieved by successfully participating in executing projects in scenic construction, stage lighting, costume construction, properties and scenic painting.

 


Prerequisite
None.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden

 


Credits:  2

 


Course Fee applies

 


Notes
Students who take more than one semester of Production Laboratory work in a variety of production areas. Specific assignments to production areas are made by instructor of THR152-155.

 

  

THR171 / TH71

 

 

STAGE RIGGING AND FALL PROTECTION

 
 

Introductory course in temporary rigging applications, rigging hardware and fall protection. Students gain respect for rigging equipment and its safe use. Guest speakers include college OSHA officials and industry professionals. (30 hrs. lecture, 30 hrs. laboratory.)

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden

 


Credits:  3

 


Course Fee applies

 

  

THR205 / TH22

 

 

Acting II

 
 

Concentrated study and practice of character creation through period and contemporary scene studies and class exercises.

 


Prerequisite
THR105 or permission of instructor.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 

  

THR207 / TH23

 

 

The Actor's Instrument

 
 

The Actor's Instrument is a voice and speech course exploring the interconnectedness of voice, speech, breath, text and acting. Students will learn a thorough vocal warm-up, the basics of vocal health, and methods of using the voice as means of pursuing a character's objective. In addition, students will be introduced to the Skinner method of speech and phonetic transcription.

 


Prerequisite
THR105

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden

 


Credits:  3

 

  

THR210 / TH40

 

 

AUDITION PREPARATION

 
 

Offers practical concentrated study in basics of auditioning from the research, selection and rehearsal of a repertoire of four contrasting monologues to the utilization of the rules of Stanislavski-based text and scene analysis as it applies to the art of the cold reading. Teaches importance of proper audition etiquette and professional conduct. Course culminates with a monologue presentation critiqued by Acting Department faculty. Offered fall semester only.

 


Prerequisite
THR105 and THR205

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden

 


Credits:  3

 

  

THR211 / TH41

 

 

Classical Theatre

 
 

This course offers an introduction to Classical drama from the fifth century B.C. through the renaissance. Its aim is to familiarize students with a range of significant texts from the period and to demonstrate how various dramatic conventions function to illuminate their themes and the concerns and beliefs of the times from which they emerge. Students will be able to understand and enjoy this important body of dramatic work by both textual study and through a variety of media.

 


Prerequisite
None

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Humanities and The Arts.

 

  

THR212 / TH42

 

 

Modern Theatre

 
 

This course offers an introduction to Modern drama beginning in the nineteenth century and continuing into the present. Its aim is to familiarize students with a range of significant texts from the dramatic literature of the period and to provide them with an insight into the dramatic conventions they employ. Students will be able to understand and enjoy this important body of work by both textual study and through a variety of media.

 


Prerequisite
None

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Humanities and The Arts.

 

  

THR244 / TH43

 

 

Theatre Portfolio Preparation

 
 

Focuses on in-depth analysis and final presentation of cumulative work. Additionally, course requires research into next desired level of training.

 


Prerequisite
Prerequisites for Acting Sequence (THAC-AS): THR101, THR105, THR115, THR117, THR152, THR153, and THR205. Prerequisites for Technical Theatre Sequence (THTT-AS): THR101, THR105, THR115, THR116, THR152, and THR153.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden

 


Credits:  1.5

 

  

THR295

 

 

Special Topics in Theatre Arts

 
 

Special and current topics in Theatre Arts may be available. See the online catalog for a complete listing.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3-4