Courses

  • CFA TH 132: Movement 1: The Speaking Body - Freeing and Developing the Expressive Human Instrument
    An immersive practicum experience that will allow each practitioner to engage and explore the essential and artistic potential of the physical body. Building on the release of habitual patterns from CFA TH131, and fusing elements from an amalgamation of movement practices and techniques, the experience emphasizes imagery application, impulses, risk taking, stamina, release and suppleness, centering and multi-dimensionality. The actor-artist body is learning it's human instrument of expression in an open, safe and stimulating environment of engagement through identity with the language of movement, exploration of how the movement experience can inform the physical well- being and enrichment of one's inner choices and their impact on possibility. Required for Freshman BFA Performance Core 2.0 credits Spring Semester.
  • CFA TH 138: Alexander Technique 1: An Introduction
    Explore in depth the principles of F.M. Alexander's work, including direction, non-doing and faculty sensory perception. Begin to look at habitual patterns. Introduction to how the body is designed to function for maximum flexibility and ease. Required for Freshmen BFA Performance Core. 1.0 credit. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 140: Collaborative Theatre Ensemble
    This course aims to explore theatrical storytelling. Students will work as a collaborative ensemble as actors, designers, directors, and musicians to create original short works of theater. Please contact us for more information.
  • CFA TH 147: Stagecraft 1: Introduction to Theatre Practice
    Meets late afternoons, evenings, and/or weekends. Basic training in theatre technology, including scenery, costumes, properties, lighting, and sound. Discussion of basic terminology, shop organization, job descriptions, maintenance procedures, and safety. Specific production assignments as Run Crew, Wardrobe, Front of House, Board Operator or other duties as necessary in the mounting of student or professional productions. Required for Freshmen BFA Performance Core. 1.0 credit. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 148: Stagecraft 2: Production Assignment
    Prereq: CFA TH 147 or consent of instructor; Open to BFA majors ONLY. Meets late afternoons, evenings, and/or weekends. Specific production assignments as Run Crew, Wardrobe, Front of House, Board Operator or other duties as necessary in the mounting of student or professional productions. Required for Freshmen BFA Performance Core. 1.0 credit. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 149: Stagecraft for Theatre Minors
    Open to Theatre Minors ONLY. Meets late afternoons, evenings, and/or weekends. Specific production assignments as Run Crew, Wardrobe, Front of House, Board Operator, or other duties as necessary in the mounting of student or professional productions. 1.0 credit. Fall & Spring semesters.
  • CFA TH 151: Introduction to Design
    Prereq: None; Meets 1 day/week for 2 hours/day. An introduction to the principles of 2D design through graphic studio exercises involving use of varied media in black and white. (Spring semester works with color). Does not presuppose any artistic skills. Permission required. Required for Freshman BFA Design & Production Core. 2.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 152: Introduction to Design
    Prereq: CFA TH 153; Meets 1 day/week for 2 hours/day. An introduction to the principles of 2D design through graphic studio exercises involving use of varied media. Work is based on fall semester work in black and white, adding color. Required for Freshman BFA Design & Production Core. 2.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 153: Freshman Core: Preparation for Ensemble
    Prereq: None; Studio class that introduces Design & Production freshman to performance techniques that will be used in Spring semester ensemble class. Exercises focus on accessing emotion, being present and engaged in a performance. Required for Freshman BFA Design & Production Core. 1.0 credit. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 154: Freshman Core: Preparation for Major
    Prereq: None; Series of lectures that introduce Design & Production freshman to Design & Production faculty, area professionals and artists in preparation for choosing a major. Required for Freshman BFA Design & Production Core. 1.0 credit. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 160: AutoCad1
    Prereq: CFA TH 163; Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting program. Basic terminology, plate organization and technical drafting for Technical Production majors. Requirement variable for Freshman BFA Design & Production and Performance Core. 1.0 credit. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 162: Vectorworks
    Prereq: CFA TH 169; Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting program. Basic terminology, plate organization and technical drafting for Lighting and Sound designers. Requirement variable for Freshman BFA Design & Production and Performance Core. 1.0 credit. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 163: Drafting 1
    Prereq: None; Introduction to theatre space and vocabulary through hand drafting. Basic techniques, tools and approach to communicating 3 dimensional objects in 2 D including orthographic projections, ground plans and sections. Required for Freshman BFA Design & Production Core. 1.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 164: Drafting 2
    Prereq: CFA TH 163; Continued exercises in theatre space and vocabulary through hand drafting. Advanced techniques communicating 3 dimensional objects in 2 D including mechanical perspective, detail drafting, package layout and execution. 1.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 167: Drawing & Painting Lab 1
    Prereq: None; An introduction to artistic creation using various media and transfer techniques. Work in the fall includes working with color theory, painting and drawing. Required for Freshman BFA Design & Production Core. 2.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 168: Drawing & Painting Lab 2
    Prereq: None; An introduction to artistic creation using various media and transfer techniques. Work in the spring focuses on developing a visual vocabulary to execute observed and mechanical perspective drawing. Required for Freshman BFA Design & Production Core. 2.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 169: Introduction to Theatre Practice
    Prereq: None; Basic training in theatre technology, including scenery, costumes, properties, lighting, and sound. Discussion of basic terminology, shop organization, job descriptions, maintenance procedures, and safety. . Required for Freshman BFA Design & Production and Performance Core. 2.0 credits.
  • CFA TH 170: Scene Construction
    Prereq: TH169; Methods of Construction focusing on theatrical scenery construction and theatre technology. Further discussion of basic terminology, shop organization, job descriptions, maintenance procedures, and safety. Requirement variable for Freshman BFA Design & Production and Performance Core. 2.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 177: Figure Drawing
    Prereq: None; Studio work in figure drawing. Emphasis on drawing techniques and media through observation. May be repeated for credit. 1.0 credits.
  • CFA TH 178: Figure Drawing
    Prereq: None; Studio work in figure drawing. Emphasis on drawing techniques and media through observation. Requirement variable for Freshman BFA Design & Production Core. 1.0 credits. Spring semester.