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English Language Requirements
Beginning Fall, 2007 students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ESL or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

THEA 1013 credits
Introduction to Theatre
Prerequisite(s): None
Students will explore the function and significance of theatre in society and culture. They will examine the process of theatrical production, the arts of the playwright and actor, and the issue of critical evaluation. The course may involve attending plays at venues in the lower mainland.
Please note that THEA 101 is not an acting class.

THEA 1113 credits
Acting I
Prerequisite(s): None
An introduction to the technique and craft of acting, focusing on the development of the actor’s internal and external resources to realize character as action.

THEA 1123 credits
Acting II
Prerequisite(s): THEA 111
Continues the development of the actor’s internal and external resources, introducing students to scene study and the realization of character through interactions with others.

THEA 1213 credits
Introduction to Technical Theatre
Prerequisite(s): None
An introduction to the techniques of stage management, lighting, and set construction. There will be practical production assignments in these areas.

THEA 1233 credits
Introduction to Technical Theatre II
Prerequisite(s): THEA 121
A continuation of THEA 121, introducing the techniques of costuming, make-up, scene painting, drafting, and sound in the theatre. You will participate in practical application of these techniques.

THEA 1993 credits
Practicum I
Prerequisite(s): Instructor's permission, or audition
Intense practical experience in theatre performance and production.

THEA 2013 credits
History of Theatre: 19th Century to the Present
Prerequisite(s): THEA 101, or any six (6) credits of lower level Humanities or Social Sciences
This course surveys the innovations and insights which have shaped theatre as an art form since the 19th century. Major trends and issues in theatre will be studied, and explored in the context of larger cultural and historical forces.

THEA 2023 credits
History of Theatre: Antiquity to the 18th Century
Prerequisite(s): THEA 101, or any six (6) credits of lower level Humanities or Social Science
This course surveys key topics in the history of theatre from its origins to the 18th century. Specific topics drawn from the key areas of acting, audiences, theatre architecture, performance space, scenography, directing, and theatre criticism will
be examined through a range of historical periods.

THEA 2113 credits
Acting III
Prerequisite(s): THEA 112
An intermediate acting course that expands and enhances the power of an actor’s performance. Students will explore how to define and animate interactions with others to build strong characters and energize performances, while also developing confidence to make bold creative choices.

THEA 2123 credits
Acting IV
Prerequisite(s): THEA 211
An intermediate acting course that emphasizes characterization, textual interpretation, and professionalism, focusing on the interpretation and performance of classical texts, the development of auditioning and promotional skills, and the challenges of the extended role.

THEA 2153 credits
Introduction to Voice
Prerequisite(s): THEA 112, or audition, or permission of instructor
This course introduces students to the development and training of the voice to be an effective instrument in performance.

THEA 2973 credits
Independent Study
Prerequisite(s): Instructor's permission
An individual course of study in a selected theatre discipline. This course is available to second-year theatre students who must consult with the department head to arrange to take this course.

THEA 2983 credits
Independent Study
Prerequisite(s): Instructor's permission, or audition
An individual course of study in a theatre discipline. This course is available to second-year theatre students who must consult with the department head to arrange to take this course.

THEA 2993 credits
Practicum II
Prerequisite(s): Instructor's permission, or audition
Advanced practical experience in theatre performance and production.

THEA 3054 credits
Theatre for Young Audiences
Prerequisite(s): THEA 101
This course offers students an overview of the history, literature, and theories of theatre for young audiences with an emphasis on Canadian works. Its chief objective is to stimulate a critical awareness of young people's theatre as a distinct and important discipline.

THEA 3114 credits
Acting for the Camera
Prerequisite(s): THEA 211
An exploration of the theory and practice of acting for the camera. This course examines the close relationship between stage and film acting and introduces students to the unique demands of creating effective on-camera performances. Studio exercises and projects involve students in a progression of on-camera explorations leading to the creation of a basic film acting technique. The course also introduces students to the vocabulary and practices of the film and TV industries.

THEA 3154 credits
Shakespeare in Performance
Prerequisite(s): THEA 215, THEA 211, or audition
This course provides concentrated study in Shakespearean performance, focusing primarily on developing the voice to become an effective instrument for conveying Shakespeare's rich, multi-layered language. Students will increase the openness, responsiveness and flexibility of the voice, as well as engage in detailed textual study and performance of Shakespearean sonnets, monologues and scenes.
(Students who took THEA 359 prior to 2006 may not take this course for further credit.)

THEA 3524 credits
Playmaking
Prerequisite(s): THEA 101, 211
An exploration of the processes of playmaking. The course will examine topics such as mask, street and political theatre, ritual art, collective creation, self-scripting, and other playmaking activities. Emphasis will be placed upon the creation of original material with the possibility of public performance.

THEA 3594 credits
Selected Topics in Theatre
Prerequisite(s): THEA 101, 211
A specific topic in theatre which provides a stronger focus on a specific area of theatre studies than is available elsewhere. The course will include a combination of practical (studio) and theoretical work. Initially, the course topic will be "Shakespeare's texts and the actor".

THEA 3704 credits
Intro to Stage Design
Prerequisite(s): THEA 121 or 123
An introduction to the fundamentals of theatre design including a brief history of stage development from ancient Greece to the contemporary period. Theoretical and practical use of theatre design principles in set, costume, and lighting will be explored and applied.

THEA 3954 credits
Costume Practicum I
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
This course will provide students the opportunity to integrate theory and practice in the area of costume studies. By undertaking intermediate responsibilities in costume construction and management, students will develop skills and knowledge.

THEA 3994 credits
Practicum III
Prerequisite(s): THEA 199 or 299. Admission only by department permission
This course will provide upper-level students with the opportunity to integrate theory and practice. By undertaking intermediate responsibilities in performance or production, students will develop theatre skills and knowledge.

THEA 4014 credits
Theories of Theatre
Prerequisite(s): THEA 201 and THEA 202
Focusing on key theoretical works, this course introduces students to some of the major theories of theatre and drama that have informed and shaped theatre throughout its history.

THEA 4504 credits
Directing I
Prerequisite(s): THEA 211 and either THEA 199 or 299
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of directing commencing with a survey of directing history and theory to 1960. Students will explore the directors' creative process through the analysis of classic and contemporary scripts as well as engaging in workshop sessions in directing practice.

THEA 4514 credits
Directing II
Prerequisite(s): THEA 450
This course continues the exploration of the fundamentals of directing introduced in Theatre 450. Students will investigate directing history and theory from 1960 to the present and engage in workshop sessions in the application of directing practice. Each student will prepare and present a one act play for public performance.

THEA 4904 credits
Directed Studies in Theatre
Prerequisite(s): Twelve theatre credits plus the written permission of both the instructor and the Department head. Students enrolled in the English Major Drama Concentration may also seek department permission to take this course
This course offers students the opportunity to pursue in-depth independent study of a particular issue, problem or topic in theatre. Students must, in consultation with a faculty member, develop detailed individual course proposals indicating the readings and how the course will be assessed.

THEA 4954 credits
Costume Practicum II
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
This course will provide students the opportunity to further integrate theory and practice in the area of costume studies. By undertaking senior responsibilities in costume construction and management, students will develop skills and knowledge.

THEA 4994 credits
Practicum IV
Prerequisite(s): THEA 399. Admission is only by department permission
This course will provide upper-level students with the opportunity to integrate theory and practice. By undertaking senior responsibilities in performance or production, students will develop theatre skills and knowledge.

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