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Course Catalog: Communication, Media And Theatre

CT 1003 3.0
Oral Communications
A fundamentals of speech course designed to develop student improvement in the critical understanding of ideas about communication as well as the critical issues of our time, and subsequently to improve individual communication skills. Intended to meet the DESE communications requirement for education majors. COM
Prerequisite: None

CT 1011 1.0
Acting Practicum-Small Role
Acting Practicum-Small Role is a course whereby a student is cast in a play in a walk-on role (character with no lines) or bit role (character with a supporting acting role that has limited appearances/lines). Course work requires the student to memorize lines, show up for 6-7 weeks for 3 hours each night of rehearsal, take direction, and culminate with acting in the production during the run.
Prerequisite: Instructor consent only. Student may enroll after casting.

CT 1033 3.0
Intro to Mass Media Communication
This course will examine the past, present and future of mass media as well as its role in our lives and society. Topics include theoretical foundations, history, literacy, culture, ethics, trends and more. Students will analyze a variety of media including print, radio, television, film advertising and public relations the Internet and other news media. GLB, VAL, HFA
Prerequiste: None

CT 1101 1.0
Theatre Pract-Summer Stock
This course teaches construction, lighting, sound and scene painting for the summer musical. The student will be taught techniques of scene painting, carpentry, rigging, electrical, lighting hang, focus, and operation through hands on class work over an 8 week summer schedule.
Prerequisite: None

CT 1102 2.0
Theatre Pract-Summer Stock
This course teaches construction, lighting, sound and scene painting for the summer musical. The student will be taught techniques of scene painting, capentry, rigging, electrical, lighting hang, focus, and operation through hands on class work over an 8 week summer schedule.
Prerequisite: None

CT 1103 3.0
Public Speaking
An introduction to the basic elements of public speaking. Assignments include the presentation of speeches, preparation of outlines, and the discussion of evaluation techniques. COM
Prerequisite: None

CT 1112 2.0
Acting Practicum-Supporting Role
Acting Practicum-Supporting Role is a course whereby a student is cast in a play in a supporting role that is integral to the plot and development of the other characters onstage involved in a production. Course work requires the student to memorize lines, show up for 6-7 weeks of rehearsal for 3 hours each night, take direction, and culminate with acting in the production during the run. Supporting roles also require the actor to meet with the director and lead role actors for development of blocking/character/conflict at such time other than regularly scheduled rehearsals.
Prerequisite: Instructor consent only. Student may enroll after casting.

CT 1113 3.0
Theatre Pract-Summer Stock
This course teaches construction, lighting, sound and scene painting for the summer musical. The student will be taught techniques of scene painting, capentry, rigging, electical, lighting hang, focus, and operation through hands on class work over an 8 week summer schedule.
Prerequisite: None

CT 1123 3.0
Introduction to Film Studies
This course provides an introduction to film as a medium and art form. Students study film from the late 19th century to the present by examining the technical, artistic, sociological, historic and economic influences on the filmmaker and the film. Students will also learn theory and criticism techniques used in the field through an examination of production values including imagery, sound editing and other technical elements as well as theme, story, pacing and direction. In-class screenings provide a framework for analysis as well as give the students the opportunity to view the work in context as a communal art form. Class format includes lecture, discussion, writing, and in-class screenings. WRT, GLB, HFA (VAL prior to 13/SP, WRT effective 13SP)
Prerequisites: None

CT 1202 2.0
Acting Practicum-Leading Role
Acting Practicum-Leading Role is a course whereby a student is cast in a play in a lead role that requires substantial stage work, character development, script/libretto analysis, collaboration, change in character development as per direction, study of character/playwright/time/setting in order to fully comprehend the plot, extensive memorization of the entire script/libretto. And this course may include extra rehearsal time with the director in order to develop the character.
Prerequisite: Instructor consent only. Student may enroll after casting.

CT 1303 3.0
Theatre Apprec
An appreciation course designed to give an introduction to contemporary theatre literature and design. This class will expose the student to the theatre experience through the reading and discussion of various scripts, viewing of productions and the design and creation of theatrical projects. This is not a performance based class. Literature selection is at the discretion of the instructor. GLB, VAL, HFA
Prerequisite: None

CT 1403 3.0
Beginning Acting
This course is designed to introduce the students to different aspects of performance, including scene study, script analysis, audition technique, monologue performance and the Stanislavski system of acting. The class will culminate in a public performance of the work done by the students throughout the semester.
Prerequisite: None

CT 2003 3.0
Beginning Directing
Through lecture, discussion and practical hands on experience, students will learn the art and craft of stage directing. Topics will include scheduling and use of rehearsal time, directing and stage management techniques and investigation of notable directors and their contributions to the world stage. The class will end with a student directed and acted ten minute play showcase. HFA
Prerequisite: CT 1403

CT 2111 1.0
Theatre Pract-Summer Stock
This course teaches construction, lighting, sound and scene painting for the summer musical. The student will be taught techniques of scene painting, carpentry, rigging, electric, lighting hang, focus, and operation through hands on class work over an 8 week summer schedule.
Prerequisite: None

CT 2113 3.0
Introduction to Public Relations
Students will explore the practice of public relations, strategic communication, and publicity. Topics include media research and theory, ethics and laws, opinion formation, media relations and crisis management. Students will create stategic communication plans, press releases, and other pieces as well as examine best practices through case studies and scenarios. WRT, VAL, HFA
Prerequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233

CT 2202 2.0
Theatre Pract-Summer Stock
This course teaches construction, lighting, sound and scene painting for the summer musical. The student will be taught techniques of scene painting, carpentry, rigging, electrical, lighting hang, forcus, and operation through hands on class work over an 8 week summer schedule.
Prerequisite: None

CT 2213 3.0
Theatre Pract-Summer Stock
This course teaches construction, lighting, sound and scene painting for the summer musical. The student will be taught techniques of scene painting, carpentry, rigging, electical, lighting hang, focus, and operation through hands on class work over an 8 week summer schedule.
Prerequisite: None

CT 2223 3.0
Intermediate Directing
Students will continue their study of the art and craft of directing through more advanced scene work and directing work. Topics will include the increased development of a working vocabulary of technical terminology, application of a variety of different directing theories, script selection based on various factors, creation of a prompt book and continued investigation of notable directors and their contributions to the world stage. The class will end with a student directed and acted ten minute play showcase.
Prerequiste: CT 2003

CT 2403 3.0
Acting I
An extensive study in the theories and techniques of acting.
Prerequisite: None

CT 2503 3.0
Acting II
An intensified study of characterization centering around the study of characters in production and the adaptation of acting techniques to various characters in production and the adaptation of acting techniques to various styles.
Prerequisite: CT 2403 or consent of instructor

CT 2701-2705 1.0-5.0
IS-Com/Media/Thea
A specialized program of study directly related to the department's area of expertise. The course is arranged between a faculty member and student and takes into consideration the needs, interests and background of the student.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

CT 2711-2715 1.0-5.0
Special Topics-Commun
Courses are offered to accommodate special interests of students and/or faculty. Typically, the course will cover new material not currently contained in the curriculum at ECC.
Prerequisite: None

CT 2801 1.0
Theatre Practicum-Musical Prod
This course teaches construction and scene painting in a multiple unit set that is characteristic of musicals. The student will be taught techniques of scene painting through hands on class work that will culminate in a show.
Prerequisite: None

CT 2802 2.0
Theatre Practicum-Musical Prod
This class teaches construction and scene painting in a multiple unit set that is characteristic of musicals. The student will be taught techniques of scene painting through hands on class work that will culminate in a show.
Prerequisite: None

CT 2803 3.0
Theatre Practicum-Musical ProdTheatre Practicum-Musical Prod
This class teaches construction and scene painting in a multiple unit set that is characteristic of musicals. The student will be taught techniques of scene painting through hands on class work that will culminate in a show.
Prerequisite: None

CT 2811 1.0
Adv Theatre Pract-Musical Prod
This class is an individual, hands on experience. Students are challenged with advanced class work as plotting, hanging, focusing, and cueing light cues and/or setting up microphones (hand level, lav, wireless) and cueing their operation in a musical. In construction, the advanced student will be assigned projects that teach how to realize the design of the scene designer.
Prerequisite: CT 2801, CT 2802, or CT 2803

CT 2812 2.0
Adv Theatre Pract-Musical Prod
This class is an individual, hands on experience. Student are challenged with advanced work as plotting, hanging, focusing, and cueing light cues and/or setting up microphones (hand held, lav, wireless) and cueing their operation in a musical. In construction, the advanced student will be assigned projects that teach how to realize the design of the scene designer.
Prerequisite: CT 2801, CT 2802, or CT 2803

CT 2813 3.0
Adv Theatre Pract-Musical Prod
This class is an individual, hands on experience. Students are challenged with advanced class work as plotting, hanging, focusing, and cueing light cues and/or setting up microphones (hand held, lav, wireless) and cueing their operation in a musical. In construction, the advanced student will be assigned projects that teach how to realize the design of the scene designer.
Prerequisite: CT 2801, CT 2802 or CT 2803

CT 2821 1.0
Theatre Practicum-Drama Prod
The student will learn the use of power and hand tools and apply skills to construction of a dramatic box set and/or a touring set. Basics include learning how to construct such functioning set pieces as stairs, flats, and doorways.
Prerequisite: None

CT 2822 2.0
Theatre Practicum-Drama Prod
The student will learn the use of power and hand tools and apply skills to construction of a dramatic box set and/or a touring set. Basics include learning how to construct such functioning set pieces as stairs, flats, and doorways.
Prerequisite: None

CT 2823 3.0
Theatre Practicum-Drama Prod
The student will learn the use of power and hand tools and apply skills to construction of a dramatic box set and/or a touring set. Basics include learning how to construct such functioning set pieces as stairs, flats, and doorways.
Prerequisite: None

CT 2831 1.0
Adv Theatre Pract-Drama Prod
The student will enhance skills in scene construction through problemsolving, hands-on experience. Set construction for this student will center upon applying fundamental construction and scenery techniques required of both hard and soft scenery. Each student will have the opportunity to advance to an area of their choice based upon instructor approval.
Prerequisite: CT 2821, CT 2822 or CT 2823.

CT 2832 2.0
Adv Theatre Pract-Drama Prod
The student will enhance skills in scene construction through problemsolving, hands-on experience. Set construction for this student will center upon applying fundamental construction and scenery techniques required of both hard and soft scenery. Each student will have the opportunity to advance to an area of their choice based upon instructor approval.
Prerequisite: CT 2821, CT 2822, or CT 2823

CT 2833 3.0
Adv Theatre Pract-Drama Prod
The student will enhance skills in scene construction through problemsolving, hands-on experience. Set construction for this student will center upon applying fundamental construction and scenery techniques required of both hard and soft scenery. Each student will have the opportunity to advance to an area of their choice based upon instructor approval.
Prerequisite: CT 2821, CT 2822, or CT 2823

 
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