Theater Arts Summer Courses


    Introduction to Theater Design and Technology

  • THEA 10

    Session 2

    Addresses imagination and creativity. Using the framework of theater production, students explore the process of translating a script into a performance. Topics include visual literacy, creative problem solving, establishing effective working teams, tear sheets, storyboarding, drawing, sound and color theory. This course is a prerequisite for all upper-division design courses. (General Education Code(s): IM.) 


  • Drawing

  • THEA 14

    Session 1

    A fundamental course in drawing from still life, the figure, and in the landscape. The approach is from the tonal and volumetric aspects of the object. Color is introduced as the course progresses. Instruction fashioned to the individual needs of the student. The inexperienced are welcomed as well as the experienced. Students are billed a materials fee. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.) 


  • Introductory Studies in Acting

  • THEA 20-01

    Session 1

    Introduction to basic acting skills and the problems of performance. Concentrates on expanding a range of expression and ability to respond to and analyze dramatic text. Designed for students with little or no experience in acting. (General Education Code(s): IM.) 


  • Introductory Studies in Acting

  • THEA 20-02

    Session 2

    Introduction to basic acting skills and the problems of performance. Concentrates on expanding a range of expression and ability to respond to and analyze dramatic text. Designed for students with little or no experience in acting. (General Education Code(s): IM.) 


  • Introduction to Dance Theory and Technique

  • THEA 30

    Session 2

    Intensive instruction in developing the dancer's mind/body, with introduction to movement theory and practice. Students are billed a materials fee. Enrollment limited to 30. May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.)


  • African Dance

  • THEA 37

    Session 2

    A griot (musician-entertainer from western Africa) from Burkina Faso teaches "The African Journey," which emphasizes dance as combined in Africa, including singing, history, oral tradition, and storytelling. Students are billed a materials fee. Enrollment limited to 30. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.) 


  • The Birth of the Modern: Drama and Performance After the Renaissance

  • THEA 61C

    Session 1

    Examines dramatic and theatrical works that sprang into being in the wake of the European Renaissance. Follows the ways modern artists have dramatized their questions, struggles, beliefs, and despair in the face of world wars, cultural fragmentation, unprecedented prosperity, and new technologies. (General Education Code(s): TA.)