Featured Theatre Arts Courses
TA 460: Black Diaspora Seminar
A discussion of the Black Experience through the filter of the black diaspora.
TA 430: Costume Craft
Costume Craft class introduces technical skills in pattern drafting, sewing, fabric dye, and costume accessory construction, including some basic to more advanced millinery techniques. Basic technical skills are preferred but not required. Each student researches and fully constructs several costume accessory pieces from historical era. Examples are Elizabethan collars, corsets, headdresses, hats, hoop skirts or crinolines, spats for shoe/boot covers. In class students learn time management, budgeting, and decision making in addition to gaining their technical skills by working with specific materials used in costuming.
TA 360: Theatre History and Script Analysis
If you enjoy reading plays and studying history, take TA 360 with Dr. Janna Segal. The class will trace the development of drama from the ancient Greek to the medieval period.
TA 367: Black Dramatic Lit
An exploration of classic and contemporary African American plays.
TA 207: Enjoyment of Theatre
Fulfills a Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities Requirement This course introduced students to the exciting art of theatre by viewing and discussing live performances (or film this semester); by creating projects that provide first-hand experience of how theatre artists work; by participating in theatre games and exercises; and by interacting with guest speakers who are theatre professionals.
TA 322: Acting the Black Experience
Arts & Humanities AND D1 Credit A course focused on the craft of acting through African storytelling, Harlem Renaissance Poetry and Hip Hop aesthetic.
TA 352: Theatre for Social Change
Radical thinkers, creative spirits, inclusive facilitators, generous volunteers, courageous misfits, bold allies, change makers and motivated doers are ideal candidates for this class.
TA 555-01: Radio Drama/ Podcasting
In this class, we'll look at the history and development of audio theatre from the early days right up to last week, analyze the way it's created, and look at the artists and the technical skills required to make it. The hands-on portion of the class will focus on narrating, writing, and recording, making audio drama with an ensemble, and the creation and use of sound effects. The semester MAY end with live performance.