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)

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)

CASP 200 - University Play Participation (.5)

Students will act in a university main stage production, expanding their experiences in an opportunity that will encourage development in communication, mentorship, discipleship, and leadership. Credits may be used toward any open electives. (.5 credit hours)

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)

CASP 231 - Dramatic Productions 1 (3)

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)

CASP 232 - Dramatic Productions 2 (3)

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)

CASP 245 - Persuasion (2)

An advanced level public speaking course designed to solidify existing values in communication and persuasion. Classical and contemporary speech theory is the focal point and the approach will be “persuasive” campaigns. The course deals with critical thinking as it impacts (1) our ability to create messages to persuade others and (2) our ability to listen and wisely critique the speech of others. In this class the students take one persuasive topic (of his/her choice) and then spend the semester attempting to persuade their peers with respect to their topic through 4 oral presentations using Power Point. Persuasion occurs through solid research and quality argument creation. As a class we do strongly analyze non-verbal
communication as it impacts our communication. Prerequisite: CASP 111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2 credits)

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)

CASP 251 - Audio 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)

CASP 281 - Communications Senior Capstone Prep (1)

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)

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)

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)

CASP 332 - Scenic Design for the Stage (2)

A study of the principles and practices in scenic design for dramatic production, with hands-on construction of scenery, flats, and platforms. Students will acquire skills in storyboarding, set design, building models, and furniture placement. Lab fee. (2 credit hours)

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)

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)

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)

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)

CASP 350 - Media Studies (3)

A study of popular media stories from various genres for worldview critique and examination. As students interact with numerous types of media and the stories they tell by critiquing and orally reviewing them, they will gain an appreciation for and understanding of a biblical worldview in regards to popular stories. As a result, students will be able both to understand art's power to create cultural messages and influence society and to understand how to create those messages themselves. Prerequisite: CASP 111. (3 credit hours)

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)

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)

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)

CASP 463 - Private Instruction Dramatic Production (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)

CASP 464 - Private Instruction with Program Dramatic Production (2)

Critical analysis and guidance in preparing a speech program. The program consists of choosing, casting, and directing the rehearsals of a play. Designed for dramatic production minor. Prerequisite: CASP 463. Lab fee. (2 credit hours)

CASP 481 - Communications Senior Capstone Prep (1)

An individually designed communication and media experience resulting in the production of a public presentation by the student in their chosen specialized track (speech, dramatic productions, technical theatre). Students will gain experience in their area of study including time management, team building, aesthetic influence, portfolio development, and mediated and oral communication skills. Prerequisite: senior status within the Communications Arts major. Lab fee. (1 credit hour)

CASP 482 - Communications Senior Capstone Presentation (2)

A continuation of CASP 481. Lab fee. (2 credit hours)

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