The courses below were offered in Summer 2013 and can serve as a guide to what is typically offered.
Acting & Performance 1
CFA TH 120
This class focuses the student on acting printed script through organic inter-relation of self and environment (character building and sensory work to establish place). The course explores the release of individuality through improvisational exercises in relaxation and physical freedom. Observation, research, justification of action, objectives, talking, and listening are introduced as tools for understanding, then rehearsing texts for presentation. 4 cr.
Scene Painting Intensive
CFA TH 267
Introduction to theatrical scenic painting; appropriate for beginner to intermediate level students and instructors interested in expanding their knowledge of theatre arts. Learn the tools and techniques needed to create theatrical surface treatments. Create oversized images using scenic art and trompe l'oeil techniques. The course includes color theory and color mixing, creating textured surfaces (brick and stone), learning to transform small drawings into large scale images using a grid, and culminating in a large scale painting. Material costs are extra. 4 cr.
CFA TH 481
Millinery crafts are learned through various projects on different styles of design. Skills might include: patterning, sewn hats, straw, buckram, wire, and felt. Materials and tools list will be provided. Prerequisite: CFA DR 154, CFA TH 152, or consent of instructor. 1 cr.