Faculty of Arts

First Year Theatre Courses


THTR 1000 Theatre Appreciation: From Page to Stage (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course is designed to enhance students' understanding and appreciation of today's theatre. Students read contemporary scripts selected from the current season of Western Canada Theatre and Actors Workshop Theatre, watch film versions of plays and attend live theatre performances.
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THTR 1100 Introduction to Theatre 1 (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

A lecture and discussion-oriented course designed to acquaint students with the various aspects of the theatrical process such as acting, playwrighting, directing and designing. Students discuss theatre history, theory and criticism. Students are required to participate in practical projects and expected to attend local professional theatre productions.
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THTR 1200 Introduction to Theatre 2 (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Through this lecture and discussion-oriented course, students explore the various aspects of theatrical processes such as acting, playwrighting, directing and designing. Students participate in in-depth discussions of theatre history, theory and criticism with a focus on significant theatrical movements around the world. Students explore the connection of these movements with local culture and historical events, comparing and contrasting western theatrical movements with those from a range of diverse cultures.
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THTR 1110 Acting Appreciation (3,1,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

In this performance-oriented course, students learn about and develop the basic skills necessary for a dramatic presentation. Students focus on stage movement, vocal training, improvisation, and character development, and engage heavily in group work as an essential component of the course and the discipline. Students with some previous experince in the discipline wishing to major or minor in Theatre should contact the instructor for approval for THTR 1210
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THTR 1210 Introduction to Acting (3,1,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

In this course, students focus on the analysis and development of character portrayal. Students work with a script from the school of Realism and study the actor's role in the performance situation. Students engage in partnered work as an essential component of the course. Prerequisites: Permission from the Instructor or THTR Coordinator
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THTR 1500 Play Production 1 (1,0,8P)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course is designed for students who have auditioned and been cast in a TRU Actor's Workshop stage production. Students rehearse and perform, for public presentation, the play that is staged in the appropriate semester.
Prerequisite: Successful audition for a TRU Actor's Workshop Production
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