Theatre (THEA)

Theatre (THEA)

THEA 1010  Plays and Playwrights  (3)  

An introduction to the literature of theatre from the Greeks to the present with emphasis on the script in performance.

THEA 1020  Theatre in Contemporary Soc  (3)  

This course surveys the history of theatre and develops an appreciation for and enjoyment of the performing arts. It also develops an appreciation for artists who bring the playwright's pages to life and considers the contribution of the audience.

THEA 1090  Voice I  (2,3)  

Development of relaxation habits, physical alignment, breath control and release, tone production, and articulation.

THEA 1940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer Coursework at the 1000 level. Department approval may be required.


Maximum Hours: 99

THEA 2010  Performance I  (3)  

A structured and at times spontaneous exploration of space, time, shape, sound, scenario, motion, and expenditure of energy to the end of attracting and holding the attention of the audience.

THEA 2020  Performance II  (3)  

A structured and at times spontaneous exploration of space, time, shape, sound, scenario, motion, and expenditure of energy to the end of attracting and holding the attention of the audience.

THEA 2090  Voice II  (2,3)  

Development of relaxation habits, physical alignment, breath control and release, tone production, and articulation with emphasis on corrective tutorial work. Prerequisite(s): THEA 1090.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 1090.

THEA 2100  Fundamentals of Acting  (3)  

Class and workshop sessions in developing fundamental skills in the art and craft of acting as a creative process.

THEA 2110  Acting I  (3)  

Class and workshop sessions in developing fundamental skills in the art and craft of acting as a creative process. This course is intended for students with previous performance experience. Instructor approval is required. Course may be repeated 1 time for credit.

Course Limit: 1

THEA 2210  Page to Stage: The Process of Theatrical Production  (4)  

This class explores the theatrical production process, starting with text and moving to performances. Students will learn about different areas of theatrical work including writing, directing, and design.

THEA 2810  Global Theatre & Performance  (3,4)  

This course surveys the origins of global dramatic traditions and their legacies in modern and contemporary theatre. Course materials draw from predominantly non- Western theatre (that of India, Africa, China, Japan, The Caribbean and Latin America) as well as Europe and ancient Greece.

THEA 2940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer Coursework at the 2000 level. Department approval may be required.


Maximum Hours: 99

THEA 3010  Acting II  (2,3)  

Continuing development of acting skills focusing primarily on work approaching character. Instructor approval is required.Prerequisite(s): THEA 2110.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 2110 and 2010.

Course Limit: 1

THEA 3030  Suzuki Method of Acting  (1,2)  

Internationally renowned theatre director Tadashi Suzuki developed the well-established Suzuki Acting Method. Technically speaking, the method consists of training to learn to speak powerfully and with clear articulation, and is also used to enhance the expressiveness of the whole body. It is thus that actors can learn the best way to exist on the stage. The goal is therefore to make it possible for actors to develop their ability of physical expression and also to nourish a tenacity of concentration. The class activities include a series of exercises involving the physical center of the body in motion off center/on center within a consistent level of energy. This training is a vocabulary necessary to materialize the theatre and requires assimilation of the vocabulary by the actor as a second instinct. These techniques should be studied, mastered, until they serve as an operational hypothesis. Course may be repeated 1 time for credit.

Course Limit: 1

THEA 3090  Stage Speech I  (3)  

Corrective work on individual regional speech habits, articulation, and phrasing.

THEA 3110  Text Analysis for Actors and Directors  (2,3)  

Lecture, discussion, and activity which guides students through practical, structural and interpretive analyses of dramatic texts. Students will apply techniques for breaking down plays to make acting and directorial choices.

THEA 3210  Directing I: The Foundation  (2,3)  

This course is an applied study of the foundations of theatre directing including script analysis, blocking, composition, and dramatic action. Staged scenes using outside actors make up a major part of the course activities. Prerequisite(s): THEA 2100 or 2110.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 2100 or 2110.

THEA 3220  Directing II: Staging the Imagination  (2,4)  

Advanced studies in principles and practice of directing. Course activities will utilize the principles of Non-Realism to focus on radical use of the imagination, storytelling techniques, and integration of basic design principles. Prerequisite(s): THEA 3210.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 3210.

THEA 3230  Playwriting I  (3)  

The majority of exercises and discussions throughout this class will focus on finding your voice of expression. This can only be done by jumpstarting your writing. With that in mind, this class will throw you almost immediately into the act of habitually writing by insisting upon regular journaling, assigning a consistent stream of exercises that involve more radical theatrical approaches, and the creation of a monologue and ten-minute play.

THEA 3240  Playwriting II  (3)  

By the end of this semester you will have completed a 20 to 30-page one act. Prerequisite(s): THEA 3230.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 3230.

THEA 3250  Directing III: Directing Psycho-Physical Theatre  (2)  

Psychophysical theatre is a unique approach to making and directing theatre. It is rare to encounter an entire cast with a deep understanding of the concepts of Psychophysical theatre. As a director, one should have a broad knowledge of the theories and be able to embody them, as one will find themselves having to not only direct but often demonstrate as well as coach the cast on them. This course offers a broad base of information for directing psychophysical theatre, understanding of various fundamentals and theories, and experiential practice in coaching and demonstrating the work. To quote theatre director Tadashi Suzuki: “A director should be a great one-minute actor”. Instructor approval required. Prerequisite(s): THEA 3210.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 3210.

THEA 3311  Scene Shop Practicum  (1)  

Course is open with credit to all students of the University and is designed to provide the student with practical production experience in the area of set construction and scene painting.

Course Limit: 2

THEA 3312  Costume Shop Practicum  (1)  

Course is open with credit to all students of the University and is designed to provide the student with practical production experience in the area of costume construction.

Course Limit: 2

THEA 3313  Running Crew Practicum  (1)  

Course is open with credit to all students of the University and is designed to provide the student with practical production experience in the area of backstage running crew in areas of sets, props, costumes, lighting, or sound.

Course Limit: 2

THEA 3314  Box Office Practicum  (1)  

Course is open with credit to all students of the University and is designed to provide the student with practical production experience in the area of box office, selling tickets, ushering, etc.

THEA 3315  Acting Practicum  (1)  

Course is open to majors performing in department productions wishing to receive credit for the performance work. Note this does not count toward the 4 required Practicum credits. This course it repeatable up to 4 times for credit.

Course Limit: 4

THEA 3340  Production & Design I  (3)  

An integrated introduction to the disciplines of scenic, costume, and lighting design coupled with the practical considerations of construction and execution of the design process. First of two semester course with Theatre 3350. Prerequisite(s): THEA 3311* or 3312*. * May be taken concurrently.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 3311* or 3312*.
* May be taken concurrently.

THEA 3350  Production & Design II  (3)  

A continued exploration of the disciplines of scenic, costume, and lighting design coupled with the practical considerations of construction and execution of the design process. A finished final presentation will be required. One year sequence required of all theatre majors. Prerequisite(s): THEA 3311* or 3312*. * May be taken concurrently.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 3311* or 3312*.
* May be taken concurrently.

THEA 3410  History of Costume  (4)  

An illustrated history of dress and society from the ancient Greeks to the present. Assignments emphasizing interpretation of costume research for the stage.

THEA 3510  Rehears Tech/Actor & Dir  (3)  

Exploration of the interaction between actor and director during scene study with emphasis on developing the analytic and rehearsal techniques fundamental to the production process.

THEA 3610  Basic Makeup  (1)  

The purpose of this class is to develop basic skills in the design and application of stage makeup. The work completed in this class has the objective of providing a background in the subject that is expected of the professional performer. 

THEA 3710  Shakespeare on the Road  (3-4)  

Students in this course will create, rehearse, and perform a piece of theatre that demonstrates Shakespeare's style and modern-day relevance. This piece will tour to middle and high schools in the New Orleans area. This course is also designed to fulfill a 1st or 2nd tier Service Learning requirement. May be repeated once. Course may be repeated 2 times for credit.

Course Limit: 2

THEA 3810  Fashion Design Fundamentals  (3)  

This course explores the student's creativity and imaginative thinking by carrying out small fashion design projects and developing a personal style. No special skills are required and all class materials will be provided.

THEA 3890  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

THEA 3891  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

THEA 3910  Special Topics  (1-3)  

Specialty courses for undergraduates in performance techniques, projects, and theatre related subjects as designed by visiting or permanent theatre faculty. For description, consult the department. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

THEA 3911  Special Topics in Theatre  (1-3)  

Special topics in Theatre.

THEA 3920  Special Topics  (1-3)  

Specialty courses for undergraduates in performance techniques, projects, and theatre related subjects as designed by visiting or permanent theatre faculty. For description, consult the department. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

THEA 3940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer Coursework at the 3000 level. Department approval may be required.


Maximum Hours: 99

THEA 3990  Theatre Practicum  (1,2)  

Required of all theatre majors. Course is open with credit to all students of the University and is designed to provide the student with practical production experience in the areas of set, costume, lighting, sound, and box office management. Course may be repeated¿4 times for credit.

Course Limit: 4

THEA 4010  Acting III  (2,3)  

Continuing development of acting skills focusing primarily on language-driven work. Instructor approval required. Prerequisite(s): THEA 3010.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 3010.

THEA 4090  Stage Speech II  (3)  

Corrective work on individual regional speech habits, articulation, and phrasing with added emphasis on the speaking of verse material.

THEA 4120  Acting IV  (4)  

An advanced course in acting techniques.

THEA 4210  Documentary Theatre  (3)  

The purpose of this course is to examine the nature of documentary or "verbatim" theatre. Students will investigate the following issues: What is the nature of the documentary material? What is the basis for selection? What is the organizing principle?

THEA 4320  Movement Stories  (3)  

An interdisciplinary studio course that examines creation of and communication of stories through movement and theatre approaches with emphasis on creativity and invention.

THEA 4400  Clowning & Improvisation  (3)  

A course that will teach students a form of French clowning popularized by Bataclown. The act of clowning as will be practiced in this class is based on corporeal, emotional, and vocal expression. Each student will create her or his own individualized clown character through improvisational exercises. A midterm research paper with presentation and final performance will be required of all.

THEA 4410  Thea & Social Change  (3)  

Students are introduced to Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed" techniques. They will be used to explore such issues as identity and representation.

THEA 4475  Shakespeare Performance  (3)  

Exploration of Shakespeare's work through performance using the summer Shakespeare Festival as a catalyst. May be repeated once with different context.

THEA 4560  Internship  (1-3)  

An experiential learning process coupled with pertinent academic course work. Open only to juniors and seniors in good standing. Registration is completed in the academic department sponsoring the internship on TUTOR. Only one internship may be completed per semester. Note: A maximum of three credits may be earned in one or two courses. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

THEA 4710  Foundations of Theatre History  (3-4)  

A survey course in the history and dramatic literature of theatrical production and performance from antiquity through the 19th century.

THEA 4720  Modern and Contemporary Non-US Theatre  (3-4)  

This is an upper-division theatre history course in modern and contemporary non-US theatre. The structure of the course is split between lecture and discussion of the topics and plays assigned. By the end of the course students should be able to describe and discuss major trends and figures introduced in class, analyze and contextualize significant scripts from the time periods under discussion, and synthesize information from class and readings in original research and analysis.

THEA 4730  U S Theatre History  (3,4)  

A course in the history and dramatic literature of theatrical production and performance in the United States (mostly) from Colonial drama to the present.

THEA 4750  African American Theatre Histo  (3-4)  

This course is a chronological examination of African-American theater history from 1821 to the present through the study of African-American plays, critical race theory, as well as political/social conditions in the United States. Upon completion of this course the student should be familiar with a crosssection of the major written works of African-American theater, have a more complete understanding of the intersection of American and African-American theatre histories. They should also know the position of African-American theater within the context of major American theatrical movements.

THEA 4790  Readings in Theatre History  (1-2)  

This Independent Study is used when a transfer/study abroad course covers some, but not all, of the content in a required theatre history course.

THEA 4890  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

THEA 4910  Independent Study  (1-3)  

Independent practical and research study in theatre-related areas. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

THEA 4920  Independent Study  (1-3)  

Independent practical and research study in theatre-related areas. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

THEA 4940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer coursework at the 4000 level. Departmental approval required.


Maximum Hours: 99

THEA 4990  Honors Thesis  (3)  

Honors Thesis.

THEA 5000  Honors Thesis  (3-4)  

Honors Thesis.

THEA 5190  Semester Abroad  (1-20)  

Semester abroad. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

THEA 5380  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20)  

Junior Year Abroad. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

THEA 5390  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20)  

Junior Year Abroad. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

THEA 5940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer coursework at the 5000 level. Departmental approval required.


Maximum Hours: 99

THEA 6020  Shakespeare Verses  (3)  

One or more topics will be covered each semester, e.g., Acting Shakespeare.

THEA 6110  Acting For Other Media  (3)  

This course is designed to train the acting student in techniques that are required for successful performance in film, television, and radio. Students will explore the differences between acting for the stage and for the "mechanical" media and will be assigned scenes and copy to perform on camera and on microphone.

THEA 6130  Ensemble Production  (1,3)  

Development of the ensemble in relation to specific genres and playwrights culminating in a public performance.

THEA 6140  Ensemble Production  (1,3)  

Development of the ensemble in relation to specific genres and playwrights culminating in a public performance.

THEA 6220  Advanced Makeup  (3)  

This studio style course explores the different types of theatrical makeup and it uses in different venues. The students are provided with supervised time in class to develop application skills both on themselves and using live models as well as thinking critically about an application.

THEA 6230  Special Effects  (3)  

Introductory course designed to expose the student to the various types of special effects available, and their uses in the entertainment industry.

THEA 6310  Adv Technical Problems  (3)  

A survey of the traditional methods of constructing and mounting scenery for theatre. A practical approach to planning technical production. Includes budgets for time and material, organization of shops and crews, and standards in drafting the production.

THEA 6330  Fundamentals of Lighting  (3)  

A course in the art and craft of stage lighting. Basic electricity and color theory. Lighting instruments and their control. Practical experience in lighting the production. Laboratory in addition to lecture.

THEA 6340  Comp. Tech For Lighting  (3)  

Advanced problems in stage lighting. Structured approach to the development of lighting for the stage. Analysis of available lighting control options. Practical experience in preparation of light designs for production. Laboratory in addition to lecture.

THEA 6350  Thea Drafting & Model-Making  (3)  

A course in basic drafting and model making techniques for first year graduate students. Foundation for Scenic Design CAD, Fundamentals of Lighting, Scene Design I, II, Technical Direction I, II, and Lighting Design , I, II.

THEA 6410  Design Fundamentals I  (3,4)  

The development of scenic and costume designs from the modern viewpoint. Techniques of drawing, rendering, and perspective in relation to designers' presentation and portfolio. Laboratory.

THEA 6420  Design Fundamentals II  (3,4)  

A continuation of THEA 6410. Equal emphasis on the designers' process and rendering techniques. Watercolor, pen and ink, scenic models. Prerequisite(s): THEA 6410.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 6410.

THEA 6440  Rendering For Designers  (3)  

The development of the individual's graphic skills in regard to rendering for theatrical purposes. Stress will be placed on accurately representing designs on plates in a professional fashion and on the manipulation of different mediums.

THEA 6460  Adv Costume Rendering  (3)  

To improve drawing/costume rendering skills. A course to advance the costume design student's understanding of the human body and how it moves and behaves, thus enhancing the student's ability to communicate through costume design rendering; exploration of the anatomy of the body, including the skeletal and muscular systems, how they interact and how they move; and exploration of how different fabrics behave on the body and how the body's movement is affected by clothing.

THEA 6470  Design for Television  (3)  

This course is designed to give the students the knowledge of preparing the production of television programs with emphasis on the producer's, the director's, and designer's responsibilities to the overall planning and execution of the program - both in the studio and in the field.

THEA 6480  Design for Puppetry  (3)  

This course is an introduction to puppet design concepts. An exploration of the specifics associated with different puppet show genres.

THEA 6530  Period Style Designers I  (3,4)  

In-depth study of the styles of architecture, decor, furniture, and costume from antiquity through Elizabethan England, 1625. Research and design adaptation assignments.

THEA 6540  Period Styles Design II  (3,4)  

Further study in architecture, decor, furniture, and costume from Charles I through modern including Eastern cultures. Research and design adaptation assignments.

THEA 6550  Stage Management  (3)  

Introduction to the multifaceted job of stage management.

THEA 6552  Performing Arts Management  (3)  

This course offers an overview of the managerial aspects of performing arts in America. It aims to relate principles of administration and business operations to theatre, dance. and music. and provide a basis for practical contemporary management of performing arts productions and organizations. Students will gain broad knowledge of management positions in theatre. dance, and music, and steps leading to careers in performing arts management. Students will be introduced to the history of performing arts production and management and will acquire knowledge of practical and financial aspects of managing a performing arts organization.

THEA 6555  Costume Shop Management  (3)  

Students will develop skills and an understanding of the daily responsibilities required of a Costume Shop Manager. These topics will include budgeting, managing labor, managing costume stock, writing rental agreements and sewing machine maintenance.

THEA 6580  Producing  (3)  

Introduction to the different elements of producing for the theatre, as well as television, new media, and cinema. Students receive an overview of the different elements of producing, from the initial steps of putting together script, talent, and the team (writer(s), director, actors, designers), through financing, and into marketing and the launch of a new production.

THEA 6600  Welding  (3)  

This class will cover a variety of metalworking techniques that are used in theatrical construction.

THEA 6650  Studies In Theatre Hist  (3)  

Graduate History of Theatre I is an intensive course in the conventions, physical conditions and techniques of theatrical production in the Western tradition from the Greek classical period through the 18th C. Emphasis will be placed on setting each period of theatre within the aesthetic traditions of Western Culture.

THEA 6660  Theatre History II  (3)  

Graduate History of Theatre I is an intensive course in the conventions, physical conditions and techniques of theatrical production in the Western tradition of Modern British and European Theatre.

THEA 6700  Sound Technology  (3)  

Introductory level course designed to expose the student to the theories and technology of the professional audio world.

THEA 6730  Dramaturgy  (3,4)  

This course explores dramatic structure as a means of achieving successful storytelling and examines the role of the dramaturg in modern theatrical practice.

THEA 6750  Costume Construction  (3)  

Students will develop skills in the construction of theatrical clothing, specifically hand sewing skills, machine-sewing skills, reading and understanding commercial patterns, and construction of basic garments as assigned by instructor.

THEA 6751  Beginning Patternmaking  (3)  

The course is designed to develop basic flat pattern making skills. A basic understanding of sewing techniques is preferred. Prerequisite(s): THEA 6750 or 6750.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 6750 or 6750.

THEA 6760  Costume Technology  (3)  

Concentrated introduction to the methods, tools, and techniques used in the construction of Theatrical Millinery. Focus will be placed on standard shop equipment, fabrics, and specific Millinery construction materials and techniques.

THEA 6761  Adv. Millinery Techniques  (3)  

Further development of the methods, tools, and techniques used in the construction of Theatrical Millinery. Focus will be on advanced techniques and materials. Prerequisite(s): THEA 6760.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 6760.

THEA 6770  Costume Crafts I  (3)  

This course is designed to develop skills in the construction of theatrical crafts, specifically mask-making,

THEA 6775  Corsets and Crinolines  (3)  

This course is designed to explore the history and construction of female underpinnings from different eras. Prerequisite(s): THEA 6750.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 6750 or 6750.

THEA 6780  Adv Costume Technique Draping  (1-4)  

Students will build on flat patterning skills and learn draping techniques needed to create theatrical costumes. Prerequisites- Basic Patternmaking. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours. Prerequisite(s): THEA 6751.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 6751.


Maximum Hours: 99

THEA 6790  Costume Crafts II  (3)  

Students will develop skills in the manipulation of textiles through various painting and dyeing techniques to achieve desired theatrical costuming objectives.

THEA 6800  Practical Applications  (1-3)  

A design lab where the students put theory into practice. The lab assignments will be tailored by the faculty to the individual student's needs. The objective is to provide actualized work experience in conjunction with faculty mentoring on design work productions. Course may be repeated¿4 times for credit.

Course Limit: 4

THEA 6810  Theatrical Photography  (3)  

Basic photography and darkroom techniques designed specifically for theatre design students to document their work. Both black and white and color will be covered.

THEA 6820  Scene Design Cad  (3)  

We will introduce and explore Computer Aided Design using primarily the Vector Works program with its practical applications to theatrical scene design.

THEA 6825  Advanced CAD  (3)  

This class will cover advanced functions of the Vectorworks CAD software, such as 3D modeling and photo-realistic rendering techniques with lighting and textures, with emphasis on its practical applications to theatrical scene and lighting design. This is a continuation of the Scene Design CAD course. Prerequisite(s): THEA 6820.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 6820 or 6820.

THEA 6830  Scene Painting  (3)  

This is a collaborative class based upon professional practices of scenic studios. We will examine the working relationship between the scenic designer and the scenic artist, and look at historical changes to the profession over the past 400 years. There will be extensive time spent drawing and painting and learning techniques to realize different faux finishes. This introductory class will culminate with a full sized color drop, with all in the class participating.

THEA 6840  Intermed Costume Construction  (3)  

Students will further develop skills in the construction of theatrical clothing, specifically hand sewing skills, machine sewing skills, reading and understanding commercial patterns, and construction of more complex garments as well as repurposing commercial patterns, and construction of more complex garments as well as repurposing commercial garments. Prerequisite(s): THEA 6750.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 6750 or 6750.

THEA 6850  Design For Dancers  (3)  

Designed to expose the dancer/choreographer to the theories of lighting and sound design as it applies to dance.

THEA 6860  Advanced Costume Construction  (3)  

The course is designed to develop advanced skills in the construction of theatrical costumes. Students will create projects resulting in finished pieces worthy of inclusion in their portfolios. It will also develop an understanding of costume technology for both design and performance students as well as build a vocabulary to enhance the collaboration process. Prerequisite(s): THEA 6840.

Prerequisite(s): THEA 6840.

THEA 6890  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

THEA 6900  Portfolio Techniques  (3)  

This course will prepare the student's portfolio, as well as the student, for the professional world. Stress placed upon plate layout, organization of materials, selection of pieces for inclusion, etc. Additionally, job search techniques and interview preparation will be explored.

THEA 6910  Special Topics  (3)  

Courses offered by visiting professors or permanent faculty. For specific offering, see the Schedule of Classes. For description, consult department. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

THEA 6920  Special offerings  (3)  

Courses offered by visiting professors or permanent faculty. For specific offering, see the Schedule of Classes. For description, consult department. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

THEA 6921  Special Offerings  (3)  

Special offering.

THEA 6922  Special Offering  (3)  

Special offering.

THEA 6923  Special Offering  (3)  

Special offerings in Theatre.

THEA 6924  Special Offering  (3)  

Special offerings in Theatre.

THEA 6925  Special offerings  (3)  

Special offerings in Theatre.

THEA 6940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer coursework at the 6000 level. Departmental approval required.


Maximum Hours: 99

THEA 6980  Professional Development  (3)  

This Capstone course is designed for graduating seniors with a Performance track emphasis to address the skills necessary for a successful professional career in theatre and the performing arts. Emphasis will be placed on creation of resumes, self-promotion, and audition materials, including how to book auditions, preparing for call-backs and cold readings, making contacts, writing cover letters, finding an agent, and unions, among other topics.

THEA 6990  BFA Thesis Production  (3-4)  

Required for B.F.A. designers. Student's work in area of emphasis culminating in the design of a mainstage production. A written thesis is required.

THEA 7010  Graduate Text Analysis  (3)  

This course is designed for graduate level students of theatre and dance. It will explore methods and vocabularies for the discussion of play texts as they relate to the mounting and production of plays, as well as ways of making meaning on stage.

THEA 7210  Advanced Directing I  (3)  

This course is meant to give graduate theatre designers a theoretical, historical and practical overview of directing.

THEA 7310  Non-Profit Management  (3)  

The objective of this course is to provide a detailed analysis of the managerial aspects of commercial performing arts in America. The course aims to relate principles of administration and business operations to theatre, dance, and music, and provide a basis for practical contemporary management of performing arts productions and organizations.

THEA 7320  Dev/Fundraising For Npos  (3)  

This course focuses on not-for-profit performing arts organizations. Topics covered include the evolution of the field, economic impact, the internal culture and structure, external influences, leadership, governance, planning, human resources, marketing, fundraising, financial management, and others. Students will be introduced to a wide range of arts organizations, working arts managers, and institutional models through field trips, guest lectures, readings, and institutional data. In addition to understanding the organizational structures and functions of an arts organization, students will have begun to develop a philosophy of management in the arts, a theoretical model for general management, arts advocacy, and practical tools for its practice.

THEA 7410  Scene Design I  (3)  

The objective of this course is to give the students the skills needed to design scenery for a contemporary American or European play that will be analyzed within its diverse visual expressions.

THEA 7420  Scene Design II  (3)  

The purpose of this course is to empower students to present artistic set design solutions of opera in English translation, to discuss in depth and cross- culturally a theme, Music and Theatre.

THEA 7510  Costume Design I  (3)  

The Development of costume designs from the modern viewpoint. As well as developing techniques of drawing, rendering, and perspective in relation to designers, presentation, and portfolio.

THEA 7520  Costume Design II  (3)  

Continuation of THEA 7510.

THEA 7560  Production Management  (3)  

The exploration of the role of the Production Manager and their responsibilities.

THEA 7610  Lighting Design I  (3)  

The purpose of this course is to hone students' skills as lighting designers. This will be done through a series of projects and light plots over the course of the semester.

THEA 7620  Lighting Design II  (3)  

Continuation of THEA 7610 with emphasis on multi-set shows, musicals, and operas.

THEA 7710  Technical Directing I  (3)  

This course will cover a variety of techniques that are used in theatrical construction.

THEA 7720  Technical Directing II  (3)  

Continuation of THEA 7710 with emphasis on structural engineering of scenery.

THEA 7890  Internship  (9)  

Internship.

THEA 7910  Independent Study  (1-3)  

Independent study in Theatre.

THEA 7920  Independent Study  (1-3)  

Independent study in Theatre.

THEA 7950  Special Projects  (3)  

Course Limit: 99

THEA 7990  Thesis Production  (3)  

MFA Thesis Production.

THEA 9980  Master's Research  (0)  

Master's Research. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99