College of Fine Arts

Acting & Performance 1

CFA TH 120

Focuses on awareness of the human body as an expressive instrument. The approach to acting begins with preparation exercises that connect the actor's body and mind and then introduces tools for creating character and playing the action of dramatic scenes. Through exercises and improvisations, students increase awareness, strengthen the ability to speak and listen, and practice recognizing and experiencing moment-to-moment acting. The course develops the actor's imagination and creativity towards truthful, authentic, expressive, spontaneous "serious" play as well as practical aspects of acting with a scene partner, and as the member of an acting ensemble. 4 cr.


Beginning Directing

CFA TH 240

A consideration and introduction of the basic tasks of play direction from script selection through opening night, emphasizing script analysis and interpretation and their projection into staging as well as the process of working with a creative design team and an ensemble cast. 2 cr.


Millinery 1

CFA TH 481

Millinery crafts are learned through various projects on different styles of design. Skills might include: straw, buckram, wire, paper and felt. Students are responsible for purchase of materials and tools (list provided). 1 cr.


Topics in Contemporary Dramatic Literature

CFA TH 500

Topic for Summer 2015: Pulitzer Prize Winning Plays. The new century has brought to prominence a large and diverse array of American dramatists. Explore award-winning plays: what do they reveal about each other, and about us? 4 cr.