DANC 101C          Dance Survey I

Provides novice dancers with the fundamentals of strength and conditioning and an introduction to the basic dance genres of ballet, tap, jazz, and contemporary/lyrical. Pass/no pass grades only. Classes are held at the Concord Dance Academy. Students are required to wear dance-appropriate clothing.

Lecture Hours: 0    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 5    Credit Hours: 2

 

DANC 102C          Dance Survey II

Builds on the fundamentals of strength and conditioning and the introduction to the basic dance genres of ballet, tap, jazz, and contemporary/lyrical presented in Dance Survey I. Pass/no pass grades only. Classes are held at the Concord Dance Academy. Students are required to wear dance-appropriate clothing. (Prerequisite: successful completion of Dance Survey I or placement audition)

Lecture Hours: 0    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 5     Credit Hours: 2

 

DANC 140C          Introduction to Modern Dance

Designed to guide students’ knowledge and awareness of the performing art form that is modern dance through the study of the history of modern dance via assigned readings and viewings of videotaped performances by various modern dance companies and through the physical development of a basic movement vocabulary, elementary dance technique, improvisation exploration, and composition. Students must wear fitted sweat pants, running pants, or shorts, and fitted T-shirts or a leotard with footless tights or other dance/exercise clothing during class sessions.

Lecture Hours: 1    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 4    Credit Hours: 3

 

DANC 141C          Ballet Fundamentals

Designed to guide students’ knowledge and awareness of the performing art form that is classical ballet through the following process: the study of the history of classical ballet by assigned reading, viewings of videotaped performances by various professional ballet companies, and by attending a live performance (which may require special travel and separate ticket purchase); it also includes the physical execution of basic ballet technique. Special attire: women must wear a leotard and tights or other dance/exercise clothing and ballet slippers; men must wear fitted sweat pants, running pants, or shorts, and fitted t-shirt)

Lecture Hours: 0    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 3    Credit Hours: 1

 

MUSC 105C          Introduction to Music

Offers a fundamental approach to perceptive listening based on a detailed study of several masterpieces representing different periods and forms. The pieces will be studied from aesthetic and historical perspectives.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

MUSC 106C          The History of Jazz, Blues, and Rock and Roll

Examines the history of three of America’s great musical contributions to world culture via detailed study of several masterpieces in each genre. Students will explore the fundamental musical elements, the historical roots, and the development of musical traditions of each style. Various listening and vocal music guides will facilitate the student’s knowledge and awareness.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

MUSC 107C          World Music

Through the exploration of soundscapes, or music within a cultural setting, students will learn sound characteristics and instrument classification that can be used for any type of music. Students will come to understand the significance of music within a culture. Students will develop critical listening skills and the vocabulary necessary to understand and evaluate music. No musical background is necessary.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

MUSC 150C          Introduction to Guitar

Offers a fundamental approach to learning the guitar for beginning students with varied levels of experience. Students will be involved with and exposed to performance situations, some practical applications of music theory, and different playing styles and techniques. Students must provide their own acoustic instruments.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

MUSC 155C          Vocal Production and Performance

Offers an opportunity to study various aspects of vocal production and performance, which will include vocal process from theory to application. The vocal process will focus on optimizing one’s vocal understanding through performance techniques and musicianship.

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 2    Credit Hours: 3

 

THTR 101C          Acting I

Introduces drama as a performing art, with emphasis on physical movement and the use of voice in the development of characterization. Students will learn to use improvisation and theatre games to make feelings accessible to the student actor for the purpose of performance. The class will take a functional approach to the basic techniques of acting with an in-class performance final. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of acting that include action, relaxation, objective, spontaneity, emotion, monologues, texts, projection, presence, substitution, referential movement, character analyses, and heightened diction. It will include ideas about the rehearsal process, play scripts, scenes, staging, and performance.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

THTR 102C          Acting II

Continues Acting I and is an introduction to diverse acting approaches through the practical study of scenes and monologues in class. Exercises, exploring these various acting techniques, will be done in class and will be discussed/critiqued. The scene assignments may be taken from scripts assigned to students or be chosen by students with approval from the professor. Students will be required to work in and outside of class and to attend two plays in the course of the semester — one on campus, one off campus. Emphasis will be placed on the special demands of scene analysis, milieu study and characterization, as well as beginning directing technique. Comfortable clothing for movement required. (Prerequisite: THTR 101C with a grade of C or higher)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

THTR 110C/ENGL 110C          Introduction to the Theatre

Provides a broad survey of the basic components of theatre. Students will examine plays, the history of theatre as an art, acting, technical theatre, theatre’s impact on society, and important practitioners in the field. Plays are unique in all of literature because they are only finished in performance in front of an audience. To understand how plays come to their complete realization, we will see several productions, both on and off campus. The student will be responsible for the cost of one ticket for an off-campus production.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

THTR 150C          Theater History: Prewriting to 1800

Examines theater history from pre-writing to the Restoration through the context of play reading and primary texts. The course studies how the interrelationships among technologies, ideologies, geography, history, architecture, politics, and social expectations related to culture affected theatre productions. Students will engage in investigative research and reporting.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

THTR 185C          Children’s Theatre

Examines techniques for theatre in the classroom, creative dramatics, and theatre for young audiences. It examines the dramatic structure, audience needs, directing, and acting techniques that are employed in the production of theatre for children and creative drama in the classroom. Practical and creative applications of scene design, costumes, make-up, and lighting are topics studied in the preparation of the final production. There will be a performance for young audiences at the end of the semester during class time. A $25 specialty course fee will be assessed for all students.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

THTR 220C          Playwriting

Illuminates and guides students through the art and craft of writing for performance. This course explores the fundamental principles needed to build a realistic play that is intended to be produced on the stage. Though the course is built around the construction of plays, the principles, writing exercises, readings, and other assignments serve as a solid base for any form of dialogue-driven writing. The class will culminate in the writing and staged-readings of 10-minute plays and performance texts. Students are expected to attend, at their own expense, one live theater production to be specified. (Prerequisite: ENGL 101C with a grade of C or higher.) Students receiving credit for THTR 120C cannot also receive credit for ENGL 295C.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

THTR 250C          Musical Theater

Explores American musical theatre. Students will study the work of the actor/singer/dancer and use their gained knowledge to develop as performers and intelligent audience members. Students will prepare and present as soloists as well as members of small groups and larger ensemble. Students will not only sing but will choreograph and block movement appropriate for each piece. Since this is a workshop course, students will prepare material for class presentation and critique. There will also be a focus on the audition process, as well as musical theatre history and repertoire. The class will participate in a culminating showcase performance to which the NHTI and extended community will be invited. THTR 101C strongly recommended. A $25 specialty course fee will be assessed for all students.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

THTR 255C          Directing

This course is an introduction to the basic concepts, theories, and methods of play direction that emphasizes text analysis, leading to the creation of the prompt book and production of a one-act play. Productions will be performed on the auditorium stage before an audience scheduled on an evening that does not conflict with main stage productions, classes, or other previously scheduled events. (Prerequisites: THTR 101C and THTR 102C with grades of C or higher or permission of the department chair)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

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