BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Introduction to the Theatre

TMA 101


$ 579.00

Instructor: Emily Grider Ray MA
Credits: 3.00

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Reading, viewing, analyzing, writing about, and interacting with contemporary plays and performances to explore both theatre fundamentals and ways theatre addresses questions and concerns of our time.

Course Content:

  1. What is Theatre?
  2. What is a Play?
  3. The Playwright
  4. Give it a Shot!
  5. The Critic and the Dramaturg
  6. Critical Thinking Journal
  7. Critical Thinking Part One: Read a Play
  8. Acting
  9. Visual Language
  10. Directing
  11. Director's Concepts
  12. Critical Thinking Part Two: See a Play
  13. Design Part One: Set Design and Light Design
  14. Design Part Two: Costume Design and Makeup Design
  15. Design Part Three: Sound Design and Other Types of Design
  16. Final Project

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.


Satisfies Brigham Young University core Arts requirement.

   No Materials required for this course!