Speech & Dramatic Productions – CASP

CASP 111 – Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)

A study of the basic principles of oral communication skills with emphasis on the proper use of voice and body, selection and organization of materials, and adaptation to various speaker listener relationships. (2 credit hours) Offered every semester.

CASP 122 – Fundamentals of Oral Interpretation (2)

A basic introductory course on the skills necessary to present both poetic and prose literature in a public forum. Highlighted are analysis and performance of poetry, Bible reading, and selected prose or drama. Prerequisite: CASP 111. (2 credit hours) Offered every Spring semester.

CASP 223 – Advanced Oral Interpretation (3)

Takes an advanced approach to the analysis and oral presentation to prose, poetry, and dramatic literature. It involves individual and group performances, a study of voice production and articulation techniques, an introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet, and a study of stage dialects. Prerequisite: CASP 122. (3 credit hours) Offered Fall semester of odd-numbered years.

CASP 231 – Dramatic Productions 1 (3)

CASP 231 DRAMATIC PRODUCTIONS 1: A practical application of stagecraft, lighting, costuming, makeup, directing, acting, and scene design, through the production of a short play. Lab fee. (3 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

CASP 232 – Dramatic Productions 2 (3)

CASP 232 DRAMATIC PRODUCTIONS 2: A practical application of stagecraft, lighting, costuming, makeup, directing, acting, and scene design, through the production of a short play. Lab fee. Prerequisite: CASP 231 Dramatic Productions 1 (3 credit hours) Offered Spring semester of odd-numbered years.

CASP 241 – Oral Communication for the Professions (2)

A study of business and vocational speech for the professional, formal and informal communication, verbal and nonverbal skills, conflict management, interviews, working in groups, and presentational speaking. Prerequisite: CASP 111. (2 credit hours) Offered every semester.

CASP 250 – Speech Presentation Participation (1)

An individual communication and media experience for second year Communication Arts majors in the Speech Track involving preparation and public presentation in the vein of either public speaking or oral interpretation. This course will be more independent in nature and will cover the duration of one semester, resulting in the student’s presentation before an audience and panel of judges. (1 credit hour) Offered as needed.

CASP 251 – Audio Drama Production (2)

A practical application of voice acting, as well as, recording and editing of dramatic literature for radio and web presentation. Entrance to this course is based upon audition. Lab fee. (2 credit hour) Offered Spring semester of odd-numbered years.

CASP 301 – Dramatic Production Participation 1 (1)

A practical application of Dramatic Production skills in one or more of the following areas of production directing, costuming and make-up, set construction and lighting, and properties. Students will be selected for this course based upon competency and academic achievement. Prerequisite: Junior level status. (1 credit hour) Offered as needed.

CASP 302 – Dramatic Production Participation 2 (1)

A practical application of Dramatic Production skills in one or more of the following areas of production directing, costuming and make-up, set construction and lighting, and properties. Students will be selected for this course based upon competency and academic achievement. Prerequisite: Junior level status. (1 credit hour) Offered as needed.

CASP 326 – Script Writing (3)

In this class students will learn the theory and practice of writing scripts for plays and readers theatre using a systematic approach that involves weekly writing assignments. Students will explore the creation of setting, development of characters, working with conflict, putting together a scenario, and writing a scene. Student will perform their classmates’ scripts. Prerequisites: CASP 122 and HUEN 122 or by special permission of the instructor. (3 credit hours) Offered Fall semester of odd-numbered years.

CASP 332 – Scenic Design for the Stage (2)

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CASP 333 – Introduction to Acting

A practical application of acting skills gained through a study of acting theories, vocal and stage techniques, and role preparation. Prerequisite: CASP 111 and CASP 231. (2 credit hours) Offered Spring semester of even-numbered years.

CASP 334 – Techniques in Makeup (2)

A study of the principles and techniques of makeup. Lab sessions include application of straight, aged, nonrealistic, and special effects makeup. Lab fee. (2 credit hours) Offered Fall semester of odd-numbered years.

CASP 338 – Directing Principles for Children Productions (2)

A study of the principles and practical application of directing techniques for dramatic productions, with an emphasis on working with elementary productions. (2 credit hours) Offered Fall semester of even-numbered years.

CASP 342 – Dramatic Production Internship (1 or 2)

An internship at a drama camp, dramatic festival, or independent theatre designed to give the student hands-on training in speech program development, production experience, technical theatre training, and/or administration. Prerequisites: must be junior status (1 or 2 credit hours) Offered as needed.

CASP 432 – Stage Lighting and Sound

A study of the principles of stage lighting and audio production including setting, focusing lighting equipment, drawing a lighting plot, preparing sound effects and other audio cues, setting up sound equipment, and running both lighting and sound boards for production. (2 credit hours) Offered as needed.

CASP 434 – Costuming (2)

A study of the steps in designing costumes for a play. Emphasis is placed on historical accuracy, budgeting, and proper procedure in designing, sketching, constructing, and preserving costumes. Lab fee. (2 credit hours) Offered Spring semester of odd-numbered years.

CASP 447 – Debate (3)

An analysis of the theories and techniques of argumentation with application to the traditional academic debate format. Focus is on research, modes of appeal, case development, presentation, and rebuttal. Prerequisite: CASP 111. (3 credit hours) Offered as needed.

CASP 463 – Private Instruction DP (1)

Critical analysis and guidance in preparing a speech program. One semester of production planning in preparation for dramatic production minor senior recital. (1 credit hour) Offered as needed.

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