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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DT 103 - Introduction to Theatre

Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to the theatre experience. This course will involve a survey of the development of theatre, acting theory and techniques, directing theory and methods and basic principles of stage design and stagecraft. Study will involve the relationship of these elements to the script and will emphasize the theatre as a form of cultural and social expression.

Fulfills the following SUNY General Education categories:

  • The Arts
  • Humanities

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • perform acting scenes involving improvisation, conflict, and emotional response;
  • read orally with an understanding of mechanics, projections, articulation, and enunciation;
  • realize a gain in his/her ability to respond to an unplanned circumstance through individual and group improvisational formats;
  • grasp basic-level fundamentals of acting principles;
  • understand the importance of the playwright’s theme, dramaturgy, intention, and character design;
  • demonstrate an understanding of basic theatrical terminology;
  • perceive the intricacies of theatre art and production; and
  • follow stage directions and understand techniques to solve basic movement and special blocking movement problems.

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