Communication Studies and Theatre (CST)

CST 112 - Voice and Diction II

Course Description

Effective: 2019-08-01

Continued improvement of pronunciation, articulation, and voice quality with a focus toward applying these skills to text. Includes applied phonetics and dialect work. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Helps the student to assess personal voice and diction patterns and provides structured class experiences to facilitate improvement. Emphasis is on non-clinical speech concerns.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

CST 111

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CST 114 - Survey of Mass Media

Course Description

Effective: 2014-01-01

Examines the history and current understanding of mass communication. Covers print media (newspapers, magazines, and books), electronic media (radio, television, film, the Internet), advertising, public relations, and mass media theory, research, and ethics.
3 Credits. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to historic and current examples of the media and media products in order to discover media influence on our society and the individual. Through a variety of methods, which may include lecture, discussion, small group work, projects, etc., students will explore media within the context of history and the modern world in order to learn the social, economic, cultural, and political roles of media and its impact on people's perception of the world in order to become more critical users of media and media content.

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CST 120 - Screenwriting

Course Description

Effective: 2012-05-01

Focuses on the craft of writing for the screen. Examines film and television screenplay structure. Analyzes dramatic strategies in film and television. Learn and apply correct script form and creatively engage in the various stages of original scriptwriting.This course is cross-listed with PHT 120. Credit will not be awarded for both.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

For students enrolled in programs which include courses in film and television as part of their curriculum, and to prepare students for employment in film and television.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

None

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CST 136 - Theatre/Musical Workshop

Course Description

Effective: 2014-01-01

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

General Course Purpose

To prepare students for employment in theater and music production and/or transfer into four-year theatre programs which include courses in theater and/or musical production as part of their plan of study.

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CST 138 - Communication for Allied Health Professionals

Course Description

Effective: 2013-05-01

Explores and analyzes relational concepts and behaviors of interaction in verbal and nonverbal communication in the healthcare context. Requires oral and written presentations.
3 Credits. Lecture - 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Develop and apply appropriate and effective communication skills and strategies for application in one-on-one and group healthcare settings. Emphasis on analyzing and acquiring relational communication skills between healthcare professionals and patients/groups/coworkers to include oral, nonverbal, listening, intercultural, and conflict management to create and sustain effective communication in the healthcare field.

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CST 147 - Costume Construction

Course Description

Effective: 2017-01-01

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

General Course Purpose

For transfer into four-year theatre programs which include courses in theatre as part of their curriculum, and to prepare students for employment in theatre and costuming.

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CST 149 - Introduction to Makeup for the Theatre

Course Description

Effective: 2017-01-01

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

General Course Purpose

For transfer into four-year theatre programs which include courses in theatre as part of their curriculum, and to prepare students for employment in theatre and costuming.

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CST 160 - Improvisation I

Course Description

Effective: 2017-08-01

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

General Course Purpose

For transfer into four-year theatre programs which include courses in theatre as part of their curriculum, and to prepare students for employment in theatre.

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CST 161 - Improvisation II

Course Description

Effective: 2017-08-01

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. Includes more extensive study of long form and in-depth character development.
Lecture 2 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

For transfer into four-year theatre programs which include courses in theatre as part of their curriculum, and to prepare students for employment in theatre.

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CST 201 - Introduction to Communication Theory and Research

Course Description

Effective: 2014-08-02

Introduces the field of communication, emphasizing perspectives on theory and research, topical areas within the discipline, basic research methodologies, and a survey of theories in those areas. Covers basic procedures for theory-building, research, and writing about communication.
3 Credits. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Provides students with an overview of communication studies as an academic discipline through a survey of foundational theories in the field, an introduction to communication scholarship and research methodologies, and provides a gateway for students to transfer to a four-year baccalaureate program in communication. Course is principally designed for students planning to transfer for a major or minor in Communication Studies at a four-year program.

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CST 211 - Acting III

Course Description

Effective: 2018-08-01

Continues the development of performance skills through theatre exercises, scene and monologue work, and exploration of personalized character work as it applies to modern acting. Part III or IV.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Gives students both a physical and mental understanding of the various approaches to acting.

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CST 212 - Acting IV

Course Description

Effective: 2018-08-01

Continues the development of performance skills through theatre exercises, scene and monologue work, and exploration of personalized character work as it applies to modern acting. Emphasizes the study of classical texts and acting styles such as Greek, Elizabethan, Realism and Anti-Realism movements. Part IV of IV.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Gives students both a physical and mental understanding of the various approaches to acting at an advanced level.

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CST 221 - Public Relations

Course Description

Effective: 2017-05-01

Introduces public relations as a marketing activity and focuses on media relations, publicity, strategic planning, public relations research, communication with multiple audiences, and the elements of an effective public relations campaign to influence public opinion. Equips students with the basic skills for writing publicity materials and coordinating public relations campaigns and media kits. This course is cross-listed with MKT 221. Credit will not be awarded for both.
Lecture 3 credits. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

To familiarize students with a broad overview of public relations, highlighting how it is changing today through convergence. Critical thinking, research, writing, and presenting campaigns in a professional manner will be emphasized.

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CST 228 - Writing Across Media

Course Description

Effective: 2019-08-01

Provides instruction in writing and reporting techniques within various professional media fields, to include public relations, advertising, print, broadcast, and online journalism. Focuses on information gathering, developing appropriate and accurate stories, journalistic storytelling, grammar, Associated Press Style, and knowledge of current affairs.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Intended for transfer into four-year mass communications, journalism, public relations, advertising, and media studies degree programs.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

ENG 112

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CST 237 - Movement I

Course Description

Effective: 2018-08-01

Introduces the basic techniques and theories of stage movement for the purpose of creating truthful physical behavior in the theatre. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Provides students with the basic skills and knowledge needed to use the body as a responsive and expressive instrument in a theatrical setting.

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CST 238 - Movement II

Course Description

Effective: 2018-08-01

Continues the study of creating truthful physical behavior in the theatre, leading toward the competent application of movement to characters and text. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Builds upon Movement I to provide students with the advanced skills and knowledge needed to use the body as a responsive and expressive instrument in a theatrical setting.

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CST 256 - Costume Design

Course Description

Effective: 2017-01-01

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

General Course Purpose

For transfer into four-year theatre programs which include courses in theatre as part of their curriculum, and to prepare students for employment in theatre and costuming.

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CST 258 - Scenic Design

Course Description

Effective: 2017-01-01

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

General Course Purpose

For transfer into four-year theatre programs which include courses in theatre as part of their curriculum, and to prepare students for employment in theatre and design.

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CST 270 - Film Directing

Course Description

Effective: 2018-05-01

Introduces theory and practice of film directing. Explores the roles and responsibilities of the director in development, pre-production, production, post-production, distribution and exhibition phases of the filmmaking process for Cinema and other media. Covers mise en scene, how to interpret a script visually and how to work with actors.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Fosters the basic understanding, in theory and practice, of a director?s role and responsibilities in the creative, production as well as management aspects of directing for Cinema and other media.

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