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Introduction to Theatre
INTRO THEATRE
CLASS CODE: TA 115 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: THEATRE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Arts requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Non-performance oriented. This course is designed to develop discriminating appreciation of theatre in relation to the other fine arts. Fundamentals of play analysis and dramatic structures are included. All facets of theatrical production and the artists who accomplish them are discussed.
TAUGHT: Winter, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Theatrical production; playwriting; play analysis; producing; directing; scenic, lighting, sound, and costume design; running a show; the business of theatre; theatre criticism; audience appreciation.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Experience live theatre. Gain exposure to several genres and periods of theatre performances. Gain exposure to dramatic literature. Become familiar with the collaborative artistic elements of play production. Experience theatre from a performance point of view. Develop a personal philosophy statement of theatre and the Church. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of an individual theatrical element. Develop appreciation of various theatrical styles and genres.
REQUIREMENTS: Attend BYU-I theatre productions, and written reviews.
Read a minimum of 5 plays and turn in 5 play reports.
Write a research paper which meets BYU-I writing standards.
Write an analysis of a professionally written critique.
Write a Statement of Theatrical Philosophy.
Respond in writing to the videotape presentations of plays viewed in class.
Two major exams are given during the semester.
Quizzes are given on reading assignments.



PREREQUISITES:
OTHER: TA 115 is required for students with an emphasis in Theatre or Technical Theatre.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2081