TAI Course List

TAI 170 Fundamentals of Interpretative Reading (3)
General education approach to the art as a dynamic means of analyzing and experiencing literature while communicating it to others.

TAI 175 Appreciation of the Theatre (3)
Survey of theatrical principles and practices including units on performance, terminology and organization, architecture, literature, technical theatre, and musical theatre.

TAI 177 Stagecraft and Stage Lighting (4)
Basic principles of scenery construction. Theory and principles of basic stage lighting.

TAI 178 Special Topics in Theatre (3-9)
Current topics for each semster listed in the Class Schedule. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit hours.

TAI 182 Acting I (3)
Introductory voice and body work with special emphasis through exercises given to energy control and concentration.

TAI 278 Stage Makeup (3)
Theory and practice in straight and character makeup.

TAI 282 Acting II (3)
Introduction to emotional technique and characterization through exercises and scenes in individual projects. Prerequisite: TAI 182.

TAI 300 Improvisation (3)
Creation of spontaneous performances, emphasizing scenes, monologues, and storytelling. Prerequisite: TAI 182.

TAI 302 Voice and Diction (3)
Theory and practice of principles necessary for improving the speaking voice. Primary emphasis on individual speech improvement.

TAI 305 Studio: Acting/Performance (1-4)
Major participation in faculty/staff-supervised university theatre or oral interpretation activities in the area of acting/performance. Prerequisite: Written permission of instructor.

TAI 306 Studio: Directing (1-4)
Major participation in faculty/staff-supervised university theatre or oral interpretation activities in the area of directing. Prerequisite: Written permission of instructor.

TAI 307 Studio: Movement (1-4)
Major participation in faculty/staff-supervised university theatre or oral interpretation activities in the area of movement. Prerequisite: Written permission of instructor.

TAI 308 Studio: Script Creation (1-4)
Script creation through adaptation of nondramatic materials or creation of original dramatic material for potential use in laboratory theatre or oral interpretation activities. Prerequisite: Written permission of instructor.

TAI 309 Studio: Stage Management (1-4)
Major participation in faculty/staff-supervised university theatre or oral interpretation activities in the area of stage management. Prerequisite: Written permission of instructor.

TAI 310 Studio: Sound (1-4)
Major participation in faculty/staff-supervised university theatre or oral interpretation activities in the area of sound. Prerequisite: Written permission of instructor.

TAI 311 Studio: Properties (1-4)
Major participation in faculty/staff-supervised university theatre or oral interpretation activities in the area of properties. Prerequisite: Written permission of instructor.

TAI 312 Studio: Scenery Construction and Rigging (1-4)
Major participation in faculty/staff-supervised university theatre or oral interpretation activities in the area of scenery construction and rigging. Prerequisite: Written permission of instructor.

TAI 313 Studio: Scenery Design (1-4)
Major participation in faculty/staff-supervised university theatre or oral interpretation activities in the area of scenery design. Prerequisite: Written permission of instructor.

TAI 314 Studio: Lighting (1-4)
Major participation in faculty/staff-supervised university theatre or oral interpretation activities in the area of lighting. Prerequisite: Written permission of instructor.

TAI 315 Studio: Lighting Design (1-4)
Major participation in faculty/staff-supervised university theatre or oral interpretation activities in the area of lighting design. Prerequisite: Written permission of instructor.

TAI 316 Studio: Technical Direction (1-4)
Major participation in faculty/staff-supervised university theatre or oral interpretation activities in the area of technical direction. Prerequisite: Written permission of instructor.

TAI 317 Studio: Costuming (1-4)
Major participation in faculty/staff-supervised university theatre or oral interpretation activities in the area of costuming. Prerequisite: Written permission of instructor.

TAI 318 Studio: Wardrobe Management (1-4)
Major participation in faculty/staff-supervised university theatre or oral interpretation activities in the area of wardrobe management. Prerequisite: Written permission of instructor.

TAI 319 Studio: Makeup (1-4)
Major participation in faculty/staff-supervised university theatre or oral interpretation activities in the area of stage makeup. Prerequisite: Written permission of instructor.

TAI 320 Studio: Theatre Management (1-4)
Major participation in faculty/staff-supervised university theatre or oral interpretation activities in the area of box-office management. Prerequisite: Written permission of instructor.

TAI 321 Studio: Dramaturgy (1-4)
Major participation in faculty/staff-supervised university theatre or oral interpretation activities in the area of dramaturgy. Prerequisite: Written permission of instructor.

TAI 371 Readers Theatre (3)
Scripting and directing alternative texts for performance, including narrative fiction, lyric poetry, personal narratives, and non-fictional prose. Prerequisite: TAI 170

TAI 373 Oral Interpretation for Children (3)
General education approach to the art of oral interpretation as a dynamic means of experiencing literature for children and communicating it to children.

TAI 376 Interpretation of Drama (3)
Specialized study of dramatic literature with particular attention to analysis, performance, styles of drama, stage speech, and appropriate dialects. Prerequisite: TAI 170.

TAI 377 Costuming I (3)
Survey of costume history, Egyptian to the present; introduction to design and construction techniques.

TAI 378 Stage Combat (3)
Basic principles of stage combat as they apply to hand-to-hand, quarterstaff, and rapier-and-dagger techniques. Prerequisite: TAI 182.

TAI 379 Acting for the Camera (3)
The creative process and special technical aspects of acting for the camera. Prerequisites: TAI 182.

TAI 380 Musical Theatre History (3)
Examination of American Musical Theatre history and forms from 1866 to the present.

TAI 382 Acting III (3)
Period movement patterns, pantomime techniques, and regional and cultural dialects, with individual scenes prepared for critical evaluation. Prerequisite: TAI 182, 282.

TAI 383 Voice for the Actor (3)
Vocal techniques for actors. Designed to provide the student with a general understanding of vocal technique and theory, as they apply to characterization and acting. Prerequisites: TAI 182, TAI 302.

TAI 384 Movement for the Actor (3)
Movement techniques for actors. Designed to provide the student with a general understanding of movement technique and theory, as it applies to characterization and acting. Prerequisite: TAI 182.

TAI 452 Music Theatre Performance (3)
Preparation and performance of musical theatre scenes and vignettes. Synthesis of performance techniques in music, dance, and theatre in relation to various musical theatre styles. Prerequisites: DAN 136, 137, 138, 232; MUS 284, 350; TAI 282, 380.

TAI 460 BFA Capstone Project (1-6)
Major capstone project in theatre (including music theatre) and/or interpretation. Must be approved by TAI or Music Theatre faculty/staff advisor(s) prior to registration. Must be completed by in final year of study. Prerequisites: Signed TAI or Music Theatre BFA major authorization form. Completion of a minimum of 50 hours of TAI or Music theatre-related coursework and participation in at least four faculty/staff directed and/or designed theatre productions.

TAI 476 Lighting Design (3)
Theory and application of basic principles used in designing lighting for the theatre. Prerequisites: TAI 177, 314.

TAI 477 Scene Design (3)
Theory and application of basic principles used in designing scenery for the theatre. Prerequisite: TAI 177.

TAI 478 Theatre Management (3)
Concepts and methods of theatre management and promotion: box-office procedures, house management, and publicity.

TAI 481 Directing (3)
Responsibilities, philosophies, and techniques of the stage director. Emphasis on preparation of scenes for evaluation. Prerequisite: TAI 182.

TAI 490 Independent Study (1-4)
Student-initiated study guided by faculty member or faculty committee. Undergraduate prerequisites: An overall B average, permission of adviser and instructor (and completion of form).

TAI 499 Senior Capstone (3)
Capstone course that integrates academic and production experiences in theatre with students' career goals. Prerequisites: senior standing and completion of 30 hours of the TAI major.

TAI 518 Advanced Make-up (3)
Practical application of advanced make-up materials and techniques, including both two-dimensional and three-dimensional make-up. Prerequisite: TAI 278. Recommended: ART 160, 260.

TAI 569 History of American Theatre (3)
Development of drama and theater in America from colonial times to the present. Prerequisites: 6 hours of TAI coursework or permission of instructor.

TAI 570 Oral Interpretation of Prose Fiction (3)
Specialized study of the short story and novel, in both individual and group performances. Prerequisites: One course in oral interpretation; one course in fictional literature.

TAI 571 Oral Interpretation of Poetry (3)
Specialized study of poetry. Prerequisites: one course in oral interpretation and one course in poetic literature.

TAI 572 Special Topics in Oral Interpretation (1-9)
Current topics for each semester listed in the Phase I or II Class Schedule Booklet. Three hours each; maximum credit nine hours. Prerequisite: One course in oral interpretation and/or a major in English.

TAI 573 Seminar: Interpretative Reading (3)
History of the art of interpretative reading, its current theories, and possible trends. Prerequisite: One course in interpretative reading.

TAI 574 History of Drama and Theatre I (3)
Development of drama and theatre in Western Culture from ancient origins to 1700. Prerequisites: 6 hours of TAI coursework or permission of instructor.

TAI 575 History of Drama and Theatre II (3)
Continuation of TAI 574 History of Drama and Theatre I. Development of drama and theatre in Western Culture from 1700 to 1945. Prerequisites: 6 hours of TAI coursework or permission of instructor.

TAI 577 Special Topics in Technical Theatre (1-9)
Current topics for each semester listed in the Phase I or II Class Schedule Booklet. Three hours each; maximum credit nine hours. Prerequisites: Two from the following: TAI 177, 278, 377, 477.

TAI 578 Special Topics in Theatre (1-9)
Current topics for each semester listed in the Phase I or II Class Schedule Booklet. Three hours each; maximum credit nine hours. Prerequisites: Two undergraduate courses in theatrical production or equivalent.

TAI 579 Costume Design and Construction (3)
Concentration in the problems of design, pattern drafting, and construction of costumes for the theatre. Prerequisites: TAI 377; HEV 140 or equivalent.

TAI 580 Dramatic Theory and Criticism (3)
Analysis of significant theories of theatre and drama. Prerequisite: TAI 574 or 575, or permission of instructor.

TAI 581 Advanced Directing (3)
Continuation of TAI 481, Directing. Emphasis on the rehearsal and performance of one-act plays for public presentation. Prerequisites: TAI 177, 481; or permission of instructor.

TAI 583 Women in the Contemporary American Theatre (3)
Examines the contributions of women producers, directors, playwrights, actors, designers, and critics to the development of the contemporary American theatre. Prerequisites: 6 hours of TAI coursework or permission of instructor.

TAI 584 Field Course in Theatre (1-4)
A travel course to metropolitan theatrical productions and institutions. Required are a pretravel reading program and final reaction/evaluation paper.

TAI 585 Creative Dramatics (3)
Techniques of guiding children through original dramatizations. Primarily for the classroom teacher.

TAI 586 Playwriting (3)
Theory and practice in writing original plays; discussion and critical evaluation of student plays. Prerequisites: ENG 201; ENG 294 or one course in history of drama and theatre; or permission of instructor.

TAI 587 Irish Theatre and Drama (3)
Development of theatre and drama in Ireland. Course requires travel to Dublin during Spring Break. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

TAI 588 Contemporary Theatre (3)
Development of drama and theater in Western Culture from 1945 to the present. Prerequisites: 6 hours of TAI coursework; or permission of instructor.

TAI 589 Theatre Workshop (2-6)
Theoretical and practical work in productions of the University Theatre. Identical with ENG 589. Prerequisite: Minimum of one course in theatre.

TAI 590 Summer Repertory Theatre (3)
Intensive practical theatre experience in the repertory situation under professional direction and guidance. Prerequisite: Applicant admitted to course only through audition.

Credit Limitation. Courses in the area that are subject to graduate credit limitation under the policy covering unspecified content or variable credit are: TAI 572, TAI 577, TAI 578, TAI 584, TAI 589.

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