Academic Catalog

Theatre Arts (THE)

THE 100  Introduction to Theatre and Performance  (3 Credits)  

This course seeks to raise appreciation of theatre and performance by surveying its history, theory, and practice as foundations of human communication and progress. It establishes the relationship between traditional, text-based theatrical works and live performance. Important theatrical texts and performances are examined in terms of how they reflect and influence conversation about larger social issues. In particular, the course exemplifies how performance and theatre has historically supported the ethical basis of any given society. It further exemplifies how performance and theatre play a key role in initiating social change. The course culminates in a performance that requires an application of this understanding. Offered as needed. This course satisfies the “Creative and Reflective Dialogues” requirement.

Essential Learning Outcomes for Medaille College: Cultural Literacy, Ethical Reasoning, Information Literacy and Written Communication  
Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: INT 110.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
THE 298  Special Topic in Theatre Arts  (3 Credits)  

Topic to be specified each semester course offered.

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
THE 330  The Dramatic Experience  (3 Credits)  

An in-depth study of plays produced locally. The course includes analysis of the text, history and style; the cultural and social world from which the plays are drawn; particulars of staging, costuming, and set design; and reviews of performances. The course also includes presentations by actors and other professionals to give insight into the behind-the-scenes skills necessary to put on a production. Students will attend at least one rehearsal and a final production. A fee for the reduced-price ticket to the performance and other course-related expenses is charged. Offered as needed.

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
THE 398  Special Topic in Theatre Arts  (3 Credits)  

Topic to be specified each semester course offered.

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
THE 498  Independent Study in Theatre  (3 Credits)  

Topic to be specified each semester course offered.

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None