Communication Studies and Theatre (CST) at Thomas Nelson Community College


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CST 100 - Principles of Public Speaking
Applies theory and principles of public address with emphasis on preparation and delivery.
Lecture 3 hour per week.
3 credits
CST 126 - Interpersonal Communication
Teaches interpersonal communication skills for both daily living and the world of work. Includes perception, self- concept, self-disclosure, listening and feedback, nonverbal communication, attitudes, assertiveness and other interpersonal skills.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 130 - Introduction to the Theatre
Surveys the principles of drama, the development of theatre production, and selected plays to acquaint the student with various types of theatrical presentations.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 131 - Acting I
Develops personal resources and explores performance skills through such activities as theatre games, role playing, improvisation, work on basic script units, and performance of scenes. Part I of IV.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hour. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 132 - Acting II
Develops personal resources and explores performance skills through such activities as theatre games, role playing, improvisation, work on basic script units, and performance of scenes. Part II of IV.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hour. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 136 - Theatre/Musical Workshop
Enables students to work in various activities of a play production or a musical production including performance, orchestra, set design, stage carpentry, sound, costuming, lighting, stage managing, props, promotion, or stage crew. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours per week. This course is cross-listed with MUS 129. Credit will not be awarded for both.
Variable hours per week.
1-6 credits
CST 136 Detailed Outline
CST 141 - Theatre Appreciation I
Aims to increase knowledge and enjoyment of theatre. Considers process, style, organization, written drama, and performed drama. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 145 - Stagecraft
Acquaints the student with fundamental methods, materials, and techniques of set construction for the stage.
Lecture 2 hours.Laboratory 2 hour. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 147 - Costume Construction
Introduces students to the basic techniques, materials and methods of theatrical costume construction. Covers hand sewing, machine sewing, familiarity with different types of materials and their uses, the use of patterns, shop safety, distressing techniques and wardrobe duties.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 147 Detailed Outline
CST 149 - Introduction to Makeup for the Theatre
Introduces students to the basic anatomy of the human face, and the methods, materials and techniques used to alter the appearance of themselves and others through the use of the fundamentals of stage makeup and prosthetics used to create different characters and looks for different styles and types of theatrical productions.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 149 Detailed Outline
CST 160 - Improvisation I
Explores the basic techniques of improvisation through short and long form exercises and the study of the history of improvisation and improvisation theory and practices.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 160 Detailed Outline
CST 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
1-5 credits
1-5 credits
CST 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours.
1-5 credits
CST 227 - Business and Professional Communication
Emphasizes principles and practical application to effective professional oral communication behaviors to include speaking, listening, and relating, and rhetorical sensitivity within professional, business, and organizational contexts.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 252 - Costume and Make-up for the Theatre
Provides students with a basic understanding of the principle of costuming and make-up for the theatre. Instructs in the fundamentals of costumes such as: function, research techniques, design, materials and construction. Instructs in the fundamentals of make-up such as: basic make-up techniques, supplies, and the design of straight, character, and special effect applications.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 256 - Costume Design
Introduces students to the basics of theatrical costume design including script analysis, theory, research, visual creation and presentation, use of construction techniques in design consideration, budgeting, collaboration and the importance of historical periods in art and fashion.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 256 Detailed Outline
CST 258 - Scenic Design
Introduces students to the basics of theatrical scene design including script analysis, theory, research, visual creation and presentation, construction techniques, difficulty and budgeting, collaboration and the importance of historical periods in art and architecture.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 258 Detailed Outline
CST 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits