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THEATRE 152: ACTING I
Learn about your own creativity as you explore the basics in the actor's toolbox. You'll create your own short scenes and present a short scripted scene.

THEATRE 241A: THE THEATRE EXPERIENCE: introductory audience-oriented examination of the elements of theatre and their historical development through study of plays and performances; emphasis will be directed to actually
experiencing live theatre. Attendance at
performances is required.

THEATRE 244: INTRODUCTION TO PRODUCTION DESIGN:
A course developed to introduce the theatre and film student to the principles of design as it's applied to the four principle concentrations - Scenery, Costumes, Lighting, and Sound.

THEATRE 252: ACTING TWO
Basic introduction to the principles of acting, which may be applied to the stage and media, and the application of various techniques through exercises, improvisations, and performance of short scenes.

THEATRE 252 : ACTING II : Basic
introduction to principles of acting, which may be applied to stage and media, and application of various techniques through exercises, improvisations, and performances of short scenes.

THEATRE 344: THEATRE HISTORY II:
A cultural-epoch examination of world theatre as it developed through dramatists, designers, and actors from the eighteeenth century to the present.

THEATRE 352: ACTING III:
The study of and experimentation with various theories concerning the preparation of roles and special performance characteristics of differnt styles, types of drama. Considerable attention is directed towards scene study.

THEATRE 360: VOICE FOR THE STAGE I:
This course explores the facets of oral production, speech, and expresssion necessary for an engaging performance on the stage. Through exercises and text work the student will learn healthy vocal production, elements of clear speech, and techniques for improving vocal range and expressiveness.

THEATRE 489: METHODS OF TEACHING THEATRE: Focuses on conceptual foundations of theatre education
including its history, and on methods and materials for classroom instruction and theatrical rehearsals and performances.

THEATRE 490: THEATRE EDUCATION PRACTICUM

COMM/THEA 270A: FILM APPRECIATION
An introductory course that meets General Education/Fine Arts Perspective. The course is open to all students who love film and want to know more about how films are made and why.

COMM/THEA 271: INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL FILMMAKING:
Introduction to Digital Filmmaking offers an opportunity for the beginning filmmaker to experience the digital filmmaking process from script to screen and offers this opportunity to students earlier in their studies at Old Dominion University to better prepare them for advanced production course work.

THEATRE 325: SOUND DESIGN FOR STAGE AND CAMERA
A studio course that explores the impact of sound and the development of soundscapes on the viewer/audience in both a live and pre-recorded performance setting.

COMM/THEATRE 330: THE SHORT SCRIPT
This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of short script structure as well as the techniques necessary to draft a competitive level festival script.

COMM/ THEATRE 346: SCREENWRITING I
This course exposes the student to the fundamental narrative screenwriting principles taught through text reading, film viewing and analysis, class discussions, and writing assignments.

COMM/ THEATRE 370 THE VIDEO PROJECT
A studio course that presents an opportunity for the student to explore and understand the technical aspects of narrative digital film production. The course is organized to allow the student to experience the entire process of developing projects for the camera (scripting through the finished film).

COMM/THEATRE 380: THE VIDEO DOCUMENTARY
This course offers the student the opportunity to explore the world of documentary filmmaking. By using the camera as a research tool in developing evidence in support of a thesis, the student is better able to understand the role of the documentary film.

THEATRE 385: CINEMATOGRAPHY
This class is developed to introduce to the advanced student to the concepts and techniques of Cinematography for the Digital Camera.

THEATRE 395: COSTUME CRAFTS:
An advanced project oriented course developed to explore the integration of costumes and costume accessories and how they enhance theatrical design and expression.

COMM/THEATRE 395: EDITING DIGITAL FILM:
This is advanced course will explore in depth the complex world of the film editor through various applied and theoretical projects using Final Cut Pro and other Non-Linear Editing software.

COMM/THEATRE 395: VOICE ACTING FOR STAGE AND CAMERA
This course explores the relationship vocally between performance for the stage and the camera.

COMM/THEATRE 395: LONDON THEATRE AND TELEVISION STUDY ABROAD:
This course offers an intensive exploration of theatre and television in London, England. All transportation, lodging, and tickets to West End shows are included, as well as back stage passes to the Globe Theatre, The National Theatre, BBC Television and Radio studios. Students must register with the Study Abroad Office in Dragas Hall before being admitted into the class. Special fees apply.

THEATRE 446: DIRECTING FOR THE CAMERA:
Fundemental principles and practical techniques of directing the narrative fiction film will be explored through a series of projects working with a cast and crew.

THEATRE 471W: INTERNATIONAL FILM HISTORY
A comprehensive exploration of films as a reflection of world culture. This is a writing intensive course.

COMM/THEATRE 482: SCREENWRITING II:
Students explore visual storytelling through the theories guiding charcter development, narrative construction, thematic layers, scene analysis, and much more. Students will participate in a variety of critical and writing exercises to enhance their knowledge of the craft of screenwriting.

 

 

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