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THEA: Theatre Arts


1000. Introduction to Theatre (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA)
For non-theatre arts majors. Audience’s appreciation of art of playwright, actor, director, and designer. Emphasis on development of western drama and theatrical arts in general.
1010. Introduction to Acting I (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA)
Acting through use of exercises and improvisational techniques.
1020. Introduction to Acting II (3) (S,SS)
P: THEA 1010. Acting through use of exercises, improvisations, and scenes.
1027. Musical Theatre Fundamentals I (1) (F)
P: Audition and/or consent of instructor. Introduction to musical theatre performance fundamentals and song analyses.
1037. Musical Theatre Fundamentals II (1) (S)
P: THEA 1027 or consent of instructor. Intermediate -level musical theatre performance fundamentals and song analyses.
1061. Musical Theatre Private Voice (1) (F,S)
May be repeated for maximum of 10 s.h. P: THEA 1108, 1118 and/or admission to BFA musical theatre program. Applied private voice instruction specific to musical theatre singing, ranging from historic/legit technique to contemporary mix/belt techniques.
1108. Introduction to Musical Theatre Voice I (1) (F)
Minimum of 1 instructed session and 1 studio hour per week. P: Audition and/or qualified status for BFA musical theatre program. Introduction to applied voice instruction specific to musical theatre technique and repertoire ranging from historic/legit technique to contemporary mix/belt technique.
1111. Apprentice Level Production (1) (F,S,SS)
May be repeated up to three times. P: Consent of instructor. Entry level practicum in various areas of theatre and dance production supervised by faculty.
1118. Introduction to Musical Theatre Voice II (1) (S)
Minimum of 1 instructed session and 1 studio hour per week. P: THEA 1108 or consent of instructor. Intermediate-level introduction to applied voice instruction specific to musical theatre repertoire.
2001. Stage Scenery I (3) (F,S) (FC:FA)
Lectures and mandatory participation in construction and running crews on dept productions. Backstage organization and basic scenery production methods.
2002. Stage Scenery II (3) (S)
Lectures and mandatory participation in construction and running crews on dept productions. P: THEA 2001. Backstage organization and basic scenery production methods.
2003. Scene Painting (3) (S)
4 hours per week. P: THEA 2001, 2002. Scene painting techniques and materials.
2004. Introduction to Theatrical Properties (3) (S)
P: THEA 2001. Techniques in construction and design of stage properties, including production operation.
2006. The Art of Make-up (2) (F,S)
P: THEA major. Materials and techniques involved in the art of stage make-up.
2009. Decor and Ornament for the Stage (3) (F)
Decorative modes in Western civilization from Renaissance to present.
2010. Professional Acting Technique I (3) (F)
Scene work and auditions for dept productions required. 6 hours per week. P: Audition and faculty jury; THEA 1020. Introduces reality of doing repetition exercise, adjustment with fellow actor, independent activity, justification, and simple objectives. Frees impulses of young actor within structure of improvisational exercise.
2015. Voice and Articulation (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA)
P: Intended DNCE or THEA major. Develop personal and professional speech effectiveness.
2016. Vocal Production for the Actor (3) (F)
P: Professional acting and musical theatre major; THEA 2015; or consent of instructor. Exercises improve and develop actor’s voice.
2017. Movement for Actors (3) (F,S)
May not count toward foundations curriculum fine arts requirement. Movement study and exercises. Emphasis on integration of physical action and emotional response.
2018. Stage Combat: Unarmed (3) (F,S)
May not count toward foundations curriculum fine arts requirement. Study of unarmed stage combat technique. Emphasis on safety and dramatic application for the stage.
2020. Professional Acting Technique II (3) (S)
Scene work and auditions for department productions are required. 6 hours per week. P: THEA 2010. Beginning work with daydream and incorporation of emotional preparation into repetition exercise. Personalizing imaginary circumstances and introduction to relationship. Sustains young actor with true inner life from moment to unanticipated moment.
2035. Theatre History-Literature I (3) (WI*) (F,S)
Integrated study of developments in theatre production and style. Dramatic literature from Ancient Greece to fifteenth century.
2123. Early Experiences for the Prospective Teacher (1) (F)
For prospective teachers. Minimum of 16 hours of directed observations and planned participation in appropriate school environments and 8 hours of seminar class instruction in the teaching area. May not count toward a BA major or minor. Introduction to teaching of theatre arts.
2222. Intern Level Production (2) (F,S,SS)
May be repeated up to three times. P: Consent of instructor. Basic level practicum in various areas of theatre and dance production supervised by faculty.
2501. Latino Theatre and Drama (3)
Explores the theatre and drama of Latinos in relation to the dominant culture.
3000, 3001. Special Theatre Projects (1,1) (F,S,SS)
May not be taken concurrently with THEA 2001 or 2002. P: Consent of instructor. Various areas of theatre production and performance supervised by faculty.
3002. Advanced Theatrical Drafting (3) (F)
P: THEA 2002 or consent of instructor. Techniques and tools with primary focus on computer-aided drafting.
3003. Stage Lighting (3) (F,S)
P: Consent of instructor. Theory and practice of methods of stage lighting.
3004. Scenery Design I (3) (F)
P: THEA 2002 or consent of instructor. Principles of scenery design for production.
3005. Scenery Design II (3) (S)
P: THEA 3004. Further development of design responses and rendering ability.
3007. Costume Design (3) (F,S)
3 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. Principles and process of stage costume design.
3008. Advanced Costume Design (3) (S)
6 studio hours per week. P: THEA 3007 or consent of instructor. Design process through design phase. Emphasis on character development and rendering skills.
3010. Professional Acting Technique III (3) (F)
Scene work and auditions for dept productions required. 6 hours per week. P: THEA 2020. Interpretation with emotional colors of previous work. Introduction to character idea and characterization work through a physical impediment. Organizes and synchronizes student to role.
3015. Oral Interpretation (3) (F,S)
P: THEA 2015 or consent of instructor. Reading of prose, narrative, dialogue, and poetry to audience.
3018. Movement for Actors II: Physical Characterization (3) (F)
May not count toward foundations curriculum fine arts requirement. P: THEA 2017. Continuing movement studies for the actor. Emphasis on developing character through movement.
3019. Stage Combat: Rapier and Dagger (3) (F,S)
May not count toward foundations curriculum fine arts requirement. P: THEA 2018. Study of armed stage combat, sword technique as it applies to Rapier and Dagger. Emphasis on safety and dramatic application for the stage.
3020. Professional Acting Technique IV (3) (S)
Scene work and auditions for dept productions required. 6 hours per week. P: THEA 3010. Monologue work. Text work includes actions, beats, paraphrasing, phrasing, particularizations, and justification. Play reality of action from consistent and meaningful point of view.
3021. Writing for Solo Performance (3) (WI)
Writing and performing solo theatre pieces through the use of journaling and acting exercises.
3025. Intermediate Voice and Articulation (3) (S)
P: THEA 2015 or consent of instructor. Professional competence in pronunciation, intonation, and strenuous use of voice.
3027, 4027, 4028. Vocal Production Laboratory I, II, III (1,1,1)
2 hours per week. P: THEA 2016, 3025. Exercises to maintain acting student’s vocal technique.
3030. Youth Theatre I (3) (F,S)
May not count toward foundations curriculum. P: THEA 1010, 1020, 2015; consent of instructor. Introduction to theatre for youth, K-12, which explores the history, literature, theory, writing and practical application in production. The class will function as a theatre-for-youth performance ensemble company as part of the practicum experience.
3031. Youth Theatre II (3) (F,S)
May not count toward foundations curriculum. P: THEA 3030; consent of instructor. Intermediate-level in theatre for youth, K-12, which explores literature, writing and practical application of youth theatre production throughout the semester. The class will function as a youth theatre performance ensemble company as part of the practicum experience.
3032. Constructing Performance Projects in Theatre for Youth (3) (F,S)
P: THEA 3030 and consent of instructor. Development of performance projects and original scripts for children and youth. Study and analysis or international dramatic literature in children’s theatre as it applies to current production practices.
3035. Theatre History-Literature II (3) (WI*)
Integrated study of developments in theatre production and style. Dramatic literature from European Renaissance to Commonwealth and Restoration Period.
3036. Theatre History-Literature III (3) (WI*) (F)
Integrated study of developments in theatre production and style. Dramatic literature from Age of Enlightenment in eighteenth century through beginnings of Modern Realism to present day.
3050. Advanced Acting I (3) (F)
For students not involved in THEA 2010-3020. Basic approach to role development through intensive scene study and improvisational exercises.
3055. History of the American Musical Theatre (3) (S) (WI) Same as MUSC 3055
P: MUSC 2166 or consent of instructor. Styles and periods.
3060. Advanced Acting II (3) (S)
P: THEA 3050. Continued role development through intensive scene study and improvisational exercises.
3075. Developing the Concept: Play Analysis for Designers and Directors (3) (WI) (F,S)
P: THEA 2035; 3003 or 3004 or 3007. Use of select one-act plays to develop skills in devising design-production concepts and preparing plays for production.
3090. Musical Theatre Performance Techniques I (3) (F)
2, 2-hour per week performance labs and/or lectures. P: THEA 1020; qualified status for BFA musical theatre program; and/or consent of instructor. First of four-part process-oriented approach to analyzing and developing musical and dramatic techniques for performing musical material in context of its original setting. Music from standard Broadway repertoire.
3095. Musical Theatre Performance Techniques II (3) (S)
2, 2-hour per week performance labs. P: THEA 3090. Continuation of technical development in THEA 3090, with increase in musical and dramatic difficulty. Emphasis on lyric analysis and period musical styles.
3333. Journeyman Level Production (3) (F,S,SS)
May be repeated up to three times. P: Consent of instructor. Intermediate level practicum in various areas of theatre and dance production supervised by faculty.
3501, 3502, 3503. Independent Study in Theatre (1,2,3) (F,S,SS)
May be repeated for maximum of 4 s.h. with change of topic. P: Consent of instructor and dept chair. Independent study of scholarly topic.
3601, 3602, 3603. Selected Topics in Theatre (1,2,3) (F,S,SS)
May be repeated for maximum of 4 s.h. with change of topic. P: Consent of instructor and dept chair. Intensive study of selected topics.
3604. Theatre for Social Change (3)
Exploration of interactive theatre techniques to examine and combat institutional, social, cultural, and personal oppressions.
4000, 4001. Special Theatre Projects (1,1) (F,S,SS)
May not be taken concurrently with THEA 2001 or 2002. P: Consent of instructor. Special projects in areas of theatre production and performance supervised by faculty.
4002. Advanced Technical Production (6) (F,S)
Minimum of 280 work and academic hours per semester. P: Junior standing; consent of instructor. Supervised internship in area of technical production. Extensive practical experience. Emphasis on professional methods in group situation. Parallel readings and study.
4003. Advanced Stage Lighting (3) (F)
4 classroom and/or lab hours per week. P: THEA 3003 or consent of instructor. Advanced theory and application of lighting design for theatre.
4018. Stage Combat: Broadsword and Quarterstaff (3) (F,S)
May not count toward foundations curriculum fine arts requirement. P: THEA 2018. Study of armed stage combat, sword technique as it applies to Broadsword. Study of armed stage combat, Quarterstaff technique. Emphasis on safety and dramatic application for the stage.
4010. Master Class in Advanced Acting I (3) (F)
P: THEA 3020 or 3060; consent of instructor. Concentration on advanced problem for the actor: Spoon River monologue work, relaxation, sensory task work, rehearsal preparation, improvisation, and modern and contemporary scene work.
4021. Master Class in Advanced Acting II (3) (S)
P: THEA 4010 or consent of instructor. Concentration on advanced problems for the actor; classical scene work, characterization, inner monologue, substitution object and situation exercises, quick result exercises, preparation, rehearsal and filming of scenes for television.
4025. Television and Film Practicum for the Actor I (3) (F)
Auditions for dept productions required. 6 hours per week. P: THEA 3020 or consent of instructor. Development of actor’s craft and instrument used as expressive tools for film media. Major genres in TV/film, both in studio and on location.
4026. Television and Film Practicum for the Actor II (3)
Auditions for dept productions required. 6 hours per week. P: THEA 4025 or consent of instructor. Continued development of actor’s craft and instrument used as expressive tools for film media. Major genres in TV/film, both in studio and on location.
4030. Creative Dramatics (3) (F,S,SS)
Informal, improvised dramatics with children. Preparation of leaders to conduct such sessions in school and community.
4031. Dialects for the Stage (2) (S)
P: THEA 2020 or consent of instructor. Selected dialects for performer.
4036. Playwriting (2) (WI)
Structure of play as piece of writing. Emphasis on actual writing of one-act plays.
4040. Directing I (3) (WI*) (F) Formerly THEA 3070
Work as assistant director or stage manager on a dept production. P: THEA 2035, 3035, 3036; 3020 or 3050. Principles, techniques, and methods of analyzing and directing a play.
4041. Directing II (3) (WI*) (S) Formerly THEA 3080
Work as assistant director or stage manager on a dept production. P: THEA 4040 and consent of instructor. Advanced study of principles, techniques, and methods of directing plays in various styles and stage settings.
4065. Stage Management (3) (F,S)
2 lecture and 1 lab/studio hours per week. P: At least 2 of the following courses: THEA 2001, 2001, 3003, 3007 or consent of instructor. Duties and operating procedures of stage manager in professional and nonprofessional theatre.
4066. Theatre Management (3) (F,S) (FC:FA)
Theory and practice of administration for nonprofit and commercial theatres. Theatre unions, financial considerations, promotion, grantsmanship, audience development, and career opportunities in theatre management.
4070. Professional Preparation and Audition Technique for Actors (3) (S)
Auditions for dept productions required. 2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: THEA 4025. Preparation for professional entertainment industry market. Development of diverse audition repertoire and market-entry skills.
4080. Musical Theatre Practicum (1) (WI)
P: THEA 4095. Faculty-supervised senior recitals for graduating performers in BFA musical theatre concentration.
4090. Musical Theatre Performance Technique III (3) (F)
4 studio hours per week. P: THEA 2035, 3095. Musical material (solos, duets, and trios) from Broadway repertoire utilized for advanced in-context scene study.
4095. Musical Theatre Performance Technique IV (3) (S)
4 studio hours per week. P: THEA 4090. Audition technique and preparation for mock audition performed for jury of stage directors at end of semester.
4099. Design and Production Portfolio (1) (F,S)
3 hours per week. P: Junior or senior standing; consent of instructor. Assembly and presentation of portfolio and resume in theatrical scenography.
4140. Internship in Production and Performance in Theatre for Youth I (3) (F,S)
P: Consent of instructor. Observation and supervised internship in production and performance in school and community settings.
4141. Internship in Production and Performance in Theatre for Youth II (3) (F,S)
P: THEA 4140 and consent of instructor. Observation and supervised internship in production and performance in school and community settings.
4323. The Teaching of Theatre Arts in Grades K-12 (3)
P: Admission to upper division. May not count toward BA major or minor. Teaching methods and practice application of theory.
4324. Internship in Theatre Education (10)
Full-time, semester-long internship. P: Admission to upper division; THEA 2123; C: THEA 4325. Observation and supervised teaching in assigned theatre arts public school classroom.
4325. Internship Seminar: Issues in Theatre Education (1)
P: Admission to upper division; C: THEA 4324. Individualized study of problems or issues pertinent in theatre education.
4444. Master Level Production (4) (F,S,SS)
May be repeated up to three times. P: Consent of instructor. Advanced level practicum in various areas of theatre and dance production supervised by faculty.
5000. Dramatic Arts Workshop (3)
Presentation and evaluation of workshop projects in various aspects of theatre arts.
THEA Banked Courses
2005. Oral Communication (2)
2200. Creative Dance and Drama for the Elementary School (2)
3030. Acting I (3)
3040. Acting II (3)
4029. Advanced Oral Interpretation (2)
4032. Dialects for the Stage (2)