|Department||Number||Title / Description||Credits|
|Language, Theatre, and Communication Arts||TR150||Theatre and Culture|
Provides a foundation for exploring theatre in
communication and community. Examines the collaborative process of play production
including the roles of playwrights, directors, actors, and designers. Includes play readings
of various literary genres, critical analysis and response to theatrical performances, theatre
as a reflection of culture, and an introduction to performance studies. An essential
component is a practical experience in an area of a current ENC production.
|Language, Theatre, and Communication Arts||TR198||Creative Drama|
Designed as an introductory course for first and second year
students exploring communication arts as a major. Actively investigates the relationships
among dramatic play, theatre, education and human development. Performance
techniques include improvisation, role-play, puppetry, movement, masks, storytelling, and
theatre games. No prior actor training is required. Drama techniques can be applied in
a variety of majors including business, social work, religion, psychology, education and
communications. Offered in May term.
|Language, Theatre, and Communication Arts||TR251||Acting I: Introduction to Acting|
Explores various methods of character
development such as voice, movement, concentration and awareness to find emotional
truth. Emphasizes the development of individual and ensemble performance through both
improvised and scripted scenes with a focus on contemporary styles and plays. Students
from all majors will develop confidence, and poise and sharpen their interpersonal
communication skills. No prerequisite.
|Language, Theatre, and Communication Arts||TR252||Acting II: Scene Study and Styles|
Builds upon basic vocal and physical skills,
character development, and textual analysis through extensive scene study and workshop
performances. A variety of actor training techniques is introduced with emphasis on
performance styles needed to work with classical or contemporary texts. Prerequisites:
TR251 or permission of instructor.
|Language, Theatre, and Communication Arts||TR271||Tech Theatre Practices|
Explores the tools, methods and materials used behind
the scenes in theatrical production. Emphasizes theatre safety, set construction, and stage
management. Students design individual projects and gain invaluable hands-on experience
working on an ENC production. Production lab hours are required.
|Language, Theatre, and Communication Arts||TR312||Oral Interpretation|
Fosters an appreciation of literature and develops creative
skills in public speaking and performance. Analyzes various literary forms (poetry, novels,
plays, the Bible, songs, letters, diaries, etc) as texts for performances. Class exercises
introduce vocal, physical and other performances techniques to effectively communicate
a point of view. Explores oral traditions and other nonliterary sources and events as
performance material. Prerequisite: CO120.
|Language, Theatre, and Communication Arts||TR336||World Drama|
A survey of dramatic literature, theatrical history, and
performance styles from Asia, Africa, and South America as a reflection of cultural and
societal issues of politics, ethnicity, gender, religion, and identity. Beginning with the
classical theatres of India, Japan, and China, the course examines trends and developments
progressing up to the present day and analyzes cross-cultural influences affecting
contemporary African American, Asian American, and Hispanic American playwrights. Prerequisite: CP100; Co-requisite: CP245.
|Language, Theatre, and Communication Arts||TR362||Writing for Stage and Screen|
A seminar approach to the study and practical
application of techniques, styles and conventions of writing for stage and screen. Writing
exercises, workshops, play, and readings provide students opportunities to create, share,
and receive feedback. Prerequisite: CP100.
|Language, Theatre, and Communication Arts||TR375||Shakespeare|
Surveys Shakespeare’s dramas, including histories, comedies,
tragedies, and romances. Covers major plays as well as some lesser-known works.
Investigates the main problems and contemporary theories of interpretation of
Shakespeare. Also required for the Literatures in English major. Prerequisite: CP245.
|Language, Theatre, and Communication Arts||TR411||Boston Theatre Experience|
TR411 offers the student majoring in Theatre the
opportunity to appreciate the rich theatre culture of Boston and to study the history of
this Boston tradition. Students will attend multiple area productions being performed on
levels including the amateur and professional. This course will serve as an occasional May
term selection. Prerequisite: CP100; Co-requisite: CP245.
|Language, Theatre, and Communication Arts||TR430||Directing|
Storytelling is the central role of a director. Provides students with
basic theories, aesthetic principles and techniques of directing that can be applied to both
stage and screen. Student directors learn how to effectively tell a story by communicating
with a production team, actors and the audience. The course culminates with a final
directing project created through the process of textual analysis, concept development,
casting, and application of aesthetic principles, as well as the use of various rehearsal
techniques and presentation of a scene to an audience. Students attend area plays and
gain practical experience in an ENC production. Prerequisite: TR150, TR252, or permission
|Language, Theatre, and Communication Arts||TR490||Theatre Practicum|
A variety of theatre practicums are offered to allow
students to earn credit for the rehearsal and performance of a role (stage or technical)
in an ENC production. The practicum may be repeated and is available to all majors. Prerequisite: Consent of director or technical director.
|Language, Theatre, and Communication Arts||TR491|
Cross listed as EN491, JW491, CO491
|Senior Seminar for the Theatre Arts|
Tailored to help students produce their
final writing project for the major. Combines a workshop format to allow ample attention
to the specific demands of student projects. Cross-listed with EN491, JW491, and CO491.
Students entering from the Threatre Arts major will develop a project related to the
production and analysis of theatrical works. Prerequisite: senior standing.
|Language, Theatre, and Communication Arts||TR491-L||Senior Writing Lab|
Co-requisite of TR491 Senior Seminar