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COMM 230*The Film — 3 Credit Hours ................................................................. On Demand
This course is an introduction to film as a humane art: its history, its techniques, its aesthetics, its relation to other arts, and its criticism. The class will discuss selected films and certain writings on film. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or equivalent. 

SCTH 100 IntroductiontoTheatre — 3CreditHours....................................Even Year Fall
Introduction to the practice of theatre and the various curricular and program areas of the department. It includes critical analysis and discussion of the theatre as an art form, including consideration of the functions of the playwright, actor, director, critic, designer, historian and theatre architect.

SCTH 110 Techniques of Acting — 3 Credit Hours ........................................ Even Year Fall
Acting is the foundation upon which the tradition of the dramatic arts rests. This course involves the training of the body, voice and mind into an acting and dramatic arts-thinking instrument. The training consists of acting exercises, scene analysis and performances. 

SCTH 137 Oral Interpretation of Literature — 3CreditHours....................................Even Year Spring
This course is designed to develop skill in public speaking. Its emphasis is upon the organization of effective thinking and effective delivery. Guided practice is given in the preparation of informative and persuasive speeches.

SCTH 140T Speech & Drama Activities: Theatre— 1-2 Credit Hours .............. Fall & Spring
The Activities course provides credit for activities accomplished outside the formal classes. These activities may include theatre production, acting theatre management, and others in consultation with the advisor. 

SCTH 205 Arts Management— 3 Credit Hours............................................... Even Year Fall
This course will explore how to manage people and resources to maintain and grow an arts organization. Special emphasis will be placed on theatre management but all of the arts will be explored. Topics will include: selling a subscription season, fundraising and facilities management.

SCTH 215 Technical Theatre — 3 Credit Hours .............................................. Odd Year Fall
This course is designed to introduce the student to the practical aspects of technical theatre, including construction of properties and scenery, scenic painting, lighting, sound, costume construction and the running of a production. 

SCTH 310 Directing in the Modern Theatre 3 Credit Hours ................ Even Year Spring
This is the study of the art, theory, role and craft of modern directing for the educational, community or commercial theatre. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

SCTH 325 Theatre History & Literature — 3 Credit Hours ........................... Odd Year Fall
A survey of theatre history through the study of major dramatic works. The plays will be studied from both an historical context and a performance aspect. 

SCTH 343 Principles of Stage Design — 3 Credit Hours ............................ Odd Year Spring
This is an introduction to design elements for the stage including set, light and costume design. If time permits, the course may include discussion about makeup and property design. Prerequisites: SCTH 100, SCTH 140, and consent of the instructor. 

SCTH 404 Senior Project — 3 Credit Hours........................................................ On Demand
All speech and theater majors are required to complete a special project. Suggested directing projects include directing a production, writing a play, designing a production, performing a one-person show or organizing a major panel discussion, etc.