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THEA 102 (GA) Fundamentals of Acting (3)

Introduction to the art and craft of acting for non-theatre majors.

Effective: Fall 2003

 

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 107 (GA) Introduction to Dramatic Structure (3) An introduction to structural analysis in dramatic literature.

Effective: Summer 2011

 

THEA 120 Acting I (3)

Fundamental skills and training in acting. Emphasis on physical/vocal awareness and the nature of dramatic communication.

Effective: Spring 2008            Prerequisite: THEA 100 or THEA 105

 

THEA 121 Fundamentals of Acting II (3) This course is a continuation of THEA 120 and designed to build upon the basic foundation of acting.

Effective: Summer 2012          Prerequisite: THEA 102 or THEA 120

 

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 150 Fundamentals of Design for the Theatre (3)

Exploration of the philosophy and technique of scenic, costume, and lighting design.

Effective: Spring 2008

 

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 majors.

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 220 Acting II (3) Principles of acting through improvisation, exercises, and character analysis, with emphasis on basic skills of voice and movement.

Effective: Spring 2001            Prerequisite: THEA 121/Instructor Approval

 

THEA 221 Acting III (3) A continuation of THEA 220.

Effective: Spring 2008  Prerequisite: THEA 220/Instructor Approval

 

THEA 250 Introduction to Scene Design (3) Introduction to the history, processes, materials, and concepts involved in designing scenery for the theatre.

Effective: Summer 2005 Prerequisite: THEA 130, THEA 131

Prerequisite or Concurrent: THEA 251

 

THEA 251 Theatre Drafting Techniques (2) Introduction to drafting of floor plans, section drawings, construction graphics, and mechanical perspective for the theatre.

Effective: Spring 2001

 

THEA 252 Design Presentation Techniques (1) Media and materials exploration; sketching, rendering, and modeling methods.

Effective: Fall 1983

 

THEA 253 Scene Painting (1) Introduction to painting scenery for the theatre; methods and materials.

Effective: Fall 1983

 

THEA 261 Introduction to Costume Construction Techniques (3) Intermediate study of the methods, materials, equipment, concepts and processes involved in the construction of costumes for the theatre.

Effective: Summer 2005          Prerequisite: THEA 130

 

THEA 270 Introduction to Lighting Design (3 per semester/maximum of 99) This course will focus on helping each student to develop a design process that takes them from script to stage.

Effective: Spring 2006

 

THEA 280 Introduction to Technical Direction for the Theatre (3) Introduction to the methods, materials, equipment, facilities, concepts and processes associated with Technical Direction for the Theatre.

Effective: Summer 2005  Prerequisite: THEA 130, THEA 131

 

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 285 Introduction to Sound Design (3) An introduction to sound design for the theatre.

Effective: Spring 2011  Prerequisite: THEA 150

 

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 298 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 322 Voice and Speech I (2) Vocal techniques for the actor: articulation, voice control, support, and projection.

Effective: Spring 1990            Prerequisite: THEA 121 or Permission of Instructor

 

THEA 323 Voice and Speech ll (2) Continuation of THEA 322

Prerequisite: THEA 322

 

THEA 324 Movement for Actors I (2) Techniques and skills in physical expression, awareness, control, and stage movement.

Effective: Spring 1990            Prerequisite: THEA 121 or Permission of Instructor

 

THEA 325 Movement for Actors II (2) Continuation of THEA 324.

Effective: Spring 1990            Prerequisite: THEA 324

 

THEA 398 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 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 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 105 or permission of instructor

 

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 429 Theatre Performance Practicum (1-3 per semester) Supervised experience in rehearsal and performance of significant roles.

Effective: Fall 1983     Prerequisite: admission by audition only

 

THEA 434 Introduction to Directing (3)

Introduction to principles and procedures of play direction.

Effective: Spring 2001

Prerequisite: THEA 107 or THEA 200; 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

 

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 453 Advanced Scene Painting (1 per semester, maximum of 12) Practicum study in painting techniques currently in professional use. Exploration of tools, available paints, and texturing materials.

Effective: Spring 1991            Prerequisite: THEA 253 , permission of instructor

 

THEA 457 Scene Design for Production (1 per semester/maximum of 6) Design and execution of production projects.

Effective: Fall 1983     Prerequisite: approval of proposed project by instructor prior to registration

 

THEA 477 Lighting Design for Production (1 per semester/maximum of 6) Design and execution of design projects.

Effective: Fall 1983     Prerequisite: approval of proposed project by instructor prior to registration

 

THEA 480 Advanced Topics in Technical Direction for the Theatre (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Advanced study of the methods, materials, equipment, facilities, concepts and processes associated with Technical Direction for the Theatre.

Effective: Summer 2005          Prerequisite: THEA 280

 

THEA 480B Technical Production IV (3) Discussion of problems of the technical director: personnel management, time management, scheduling, budgeting, purchasing, and the technical drawing of production.

Effective: Spring 1995            Prerequisite: THEA 381

 

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 486 Stage Management for Production (1-9) Stage manager for University Theatre production.

Effective: Summer 1996          Prerequisite: approval of proposed assignment by instructor prior to registration

 

THEA 487 Technical Projects for Production (1 per semester/maximum of 6) Execution of practical production projects.

Effective: Fall 1983     Prerequisite: approval of proposed project by instructor prior to registration

 

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