Communication Studies


  • COMM-T 100 Rehearsal and Performance (3-6 cr.) Emphasizes learning through the preparation and performance of plays and nondramatic literature adapted for performance. Various approaches may include but are not limited to performance studies, the study and preparation of a short play, and an original play for young audiences. The various steps and processes involved in the preparation and rehearsal will be based on appropriate theoretical concepts. A student may enroll in no more than 6 credits under this course number. PUL=1A
  • COMM-T 130 Introduction to Theatre (3 cr.) P: reading placement score of at least 80. An introduction to the study of theatre; the wide range of critical, historical, aesthetic, and practical interests necessary to a well-rounded view; emphasis on theatre as an art form and elements of dramatic construction. PUL=1B
  • COMM-T 133 Introduction to Acting (3 cr.) Acting I, a study of the theories and methods of acting, basic techniques, character analysis, interpretation, and projection. Class scenes. PUL=1A
  • COMM-T 205 Introduction to Oral Interpretation (3 cr.) P: reading placement score of at least 80. Basic principles and practice in analysis and reading of selections from prose, poetry, and drama. Public presentation of programs. PUL=1A
  • COMM-T 305 Advanced Oral Interpretation (3 cr.) P: T205 C: C104 An advanced approach to analysis and oral presentation of literature. Emphasis on group work. Analysis, development, and presentation of readers’ theatre or chamber theatre materials. PUL=1A
  • COMM-T 333 Acting II (3 cr.) P or C: T133 or consent of instructor. Advanced scene study. Laboratory in body movement and vocal techniques; participation in laboratory theatre. PUL=1B
  • COMM-T 336 Children’s Theatre (3 cr.) P: junior standing or consent of instructor. Historical development of children’s theatre, with emphasis on scripts appropriate to young audiences: designed to assist future teachers, parents, librarians, and others in understanding theatre as an art form for children ages 6-12, and in selecting appropriate theatre experiences for various periods of the child’s life. PUL=1C
  • COMM-T 337 History of the Theatre I (3 cr.) Significant factors in primary periods of theatre history through the Renaissance and the effect on contemporary theatre; emphasis on trends and developments; review of representative plays of each period to illustrate the theatrical use of dramatic literature. PUL=5
  • COMM-T 338 History of the Theatre II (3 cr.) Continuation of C337. May be taken separately. PUL=5
  • COMM-T 339 Play Directing (3 cr.) P: T130; T133 or permission of the instructor Introduction to theatre, methodology, and techniques: strong emphasis upon play analysis, actor-director communication, stage compositions. Students will direct scenes. PUL=3; RISE=E
  • COMM-T 430 Theatre Management (3 cr.) P: C130 or C141 or permission of instructor. This course is based on the concept that theatre is a business and must be operated on sound business principles. Students study the business aspects of operating various types of theatres. The study of the theoretical basis of management is augmented by practical projects. PUL=1B
  • COMM-T 431 Playwriting (3 cr.) P: permission of instructor. Introduction to playwriting theories, methodology, and skills; principles of dramatic structure; practice in writing, culminating in a one-act play manuscript; class evaluation and conferences. Credit not given for both T431 and IUB T453. PUL=3
  • COMM-T 437 Creative Dramatics (3 cr.) Laboratory course in informal dramatics, emphasizing the child rather than the production; includes methods of stimulating the child to imaginative creation of drama with the materials of poetry, stories, choral readings, and music. Available for graduate credit in summer sessions. PUL=3, RISE=E
  • COMM-T 440 The Art and Craft of Puppetry (3 cr.) Theory and practice of puppetry as an art form and as an educational tool. Students will create a wide variety of hand puppets, scripts, and stages as well as master basic techniques of puppet performance. PUL=3; RISE=E