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THEA 100 (GA;US;IL) The Art of the Theatre (3)
An experiential survey of all aspects of the living theatre, as presented by a resident company of theatre artists.
Effective: Spring 2006

THEA 102 (GA) Fundamentals of Acting (3)
Introduction to the art and craft of acting for non-theatre majors.
Effective: Fall 2003

THEA 001S First-Year Seminar: Theatre Production Practices (1)
An orientation to the School of Theatre production practices, resources, faculty, and practicum.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: admission into Theatre Program  

THEA 105 (GA) Introduction to Theatre (3)
An introduction and overview of the history, craft, and art of the theatre to foster an informed appreciation of theatrical events. This course is an alternate to THEA 100.
Effective: Spring 2003

THEA 110 Playscript Analysis (3)
Theory and method of playscript analysis for the general theatre student.
Effective: Fall 1983

THEA 120 Acting I (3)
Fundamental skills and training in acting. Emphasis on physical/vocal awareness and the nature of dramatic communication. Theatre majors only.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: THEA 100 or THEA 105  

THEA 150 Fundamentals of Design for the Theatre (3)
Exploration of the philosophy and technique of scenic, costume, and lighting design.
Effective: Spring 2008

THEA 130 Introduction to Theatre Scenic and Costume Technology (3)
Introduction to the methods, materials, equipment, concepts and processes involved in the construction of scenery and costumes for the theatre.
Effective: Summer 2005 

THEA 131 Introduction to Theatre Sound and Lighting Technology (3)
Introduction to the methods, materials, equipment, facilities, concepts and processes used to create theatre lighting and sound.
Effective: Summer 2005

THEA 146 Basic Theatrical Makeup (2)
Both straight and corrective makeup, with character and styling techniques for stage, film, and television.
Effective: Summer 1989

THEA 180 Introduction to Stagecraft (3)
Introduction to methods, materials, equipment, facilities, and concepts used in scenery construction for the Theatre. Practical experience with departmental productions.
Effective: Fall 1998
Prerequisite: THEA 150  

THEA 189 (GA) Theatre Production Practicum (1 per semester/maximum of 6)*
Supervised experience in theatre by crew participation in University theatre productions. For non-theatre students only.
Effective: Spring 2004  

THEA 198 Special Topics (1-9)
Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1994 

THEA 199 (IL) Foreign Studies--Theatre Arts (1-12)
Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: approval by department  

THEA 200 Script Analysis (2)
An introduction to script analysis for theatre majors, which focus on full text analysis as a foundation for area specific analysis. Two styles of analysis (contextual and structural) are studied.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: THEA 100 or THEA 105  

THEA 207 (GA;US) Gender and Theatre (3)
A study of theatre and drama literature as formed by issues of gender, race, and ethnic background.
Effective: Summer 2005 

THEA 208 (GA;US;IL) (AAA S 208) Workshop: Theatre in Diverse Cultures (3)
A performance-oriented class which explores the historic and contemporary theatrical works of various culturally diverse peoples.
Effective: Summer 2005 

THEA 208S (GA;US;IL) Workshop: Theatre in Diverse Cultures (3)
A performance-oriented class, which explores the historic and contemporary theatrical works of various culturally diverse peoples.
Effective: Summer 2005 

THEA 282 (GA) Production Practicum (3--may repeat once for a total of 6)
Introduction to all aspects of theatre production--analysis, design, construction, production, performance--for non-theatre majors.
Effective: Spring 2000

THEA 289 Theatre Production Practicum (1 per semester/maximum of 3)
Supervised experience in production techniques.
Effective: Summer 2000

THEA 296 Independent Studies (1-18)
Creative projects, including research and design, supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983

THEA 297 Special Topics (1-9)
Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983

THEA 401Y (IL) Theatre History I: Ancient to 1700 (3)
Survey of drama and theatre from primitive rites through the Renaissance.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: THEA 100 or THEA 105  

THEA 402W Theatre History II: From 1700 to Present (3)
Survey of European drama and theatre from the eighteenth century through the modern period.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: THEA 100 or THEA 105  

THEA 405 (US) Theatre History: American Theatre (3)
Survey of American drama and theatre from the colonial period to the present.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: THEA 100 or THEA 105  

THEA 406 (IL) Theatre in Asia (3)
A survey of major theatre forms and traditions in Asia.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: THEA 100 or THEA 105  

THEA 407 (US) (WMNST 407) Women and Theatre (3)
A study of theatre practice and dramatic literature as informed by issues of gender, race, and ethnic background.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: THEA 100 or THEA 105  

THEA 410 Play Analysis (3)
Advanced skills in textual analysis of plays and screenplays.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: THEA 100 or THEA 105  

THEA 412 (US;IL) (AAA S 412) African American Theatre (3)
Exploration of the development of African American theatre from its roots in Africa through the diaspora, to the present time.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: THEA 100 or THEA 105  

THEA 426 Children's Theatre (3)
Theories and practice of theatre for children.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: THEA 150 or THEA 220  

THEA 434 Introduction to Directing (3)
Introduction to principles and procedures of play direction.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: THEA 114 or THEA 410; THEA 160, THEA 170 or THEA 180  

THEA 436 Directorial Processes (3)
Preparing a play for production including the scoring of thescript, developing ground plan, casting, and staging projects in American realism.
Effective: Spring 1991
Prerequisite: THEA 424 and approval of instructor prior to registration  

THEA 437 Artistic Staff for Production (1-6)
To provide students with experience in choreography, dramaturgy, combat, staging, voice/speech, musical direction, assisting in direction, for major productions.
Effective: Summer 1989
Prerequisite: approval of the proposed assignment by the instructor prior to registration  

THEA 439 Projects in Directing (1)
Projects in directing for analysis and critique.
Effective: Spring 1991
Prerequisite: THEA 436 and approval of proposed project by instructor prior to registration  

THEA 440 Principles of Playwriting (3)
Structure, dramatic effect, characterization, and dialogue; the writing, reading, and criticism of original one-act plays.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: THEA 100 or THEA 105  

THEA 441 The Theatre Capstone Experience (3)
The culminating course for majors concentrating on reflective analyses and a practical laboratory experience in the mounting of a production.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: enrollment in the theatre B.A. program  

THEA 447 Make-Up Design for Production (1-6)
Materials, research, preparation, design, execution of make-up for major University Theatre productions.
Effective: Summer 1989
Prerequisite: approval of proposed assignment by the instructor prior to registration  

THEA 450 Advanced Topics in Scene Design (3 per semester/maximum of 6)
Design emphasis on a variety of production techniques, genre, and styles.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: THEA 250 or portfolio review  

THEA 481 Stage and Production Management (3)
Production planning, scheduling, assignment of personnel, rehearsal procedures, and budgeting.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: THEA 170, THEA 180  

THEA 489 Theatre Production Practicum (1 per semester)
Supervised experience in production techniques. For theatre majors only.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: THEA 160, THEA 170 or THEA 180  

THEA 495 Internship Practicum (1-6 per semester/maximum of 12)
Professional field experience in theatre performance, production, and management assignments.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: approval of internship by instructor prior to registration  

THEA 496 Independent Studies (1-18)
Creative projects, including research and design, supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983  

THEA 497 Special Topics (1-9)
Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983 

THEA 498 Special Topics (1-9)
Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1994 

THEA 499 (IL) Foreign Studies--Theatre Arts (1-12)
Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: approval by department