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Courses in Theater (THEA).

THEA 111 - The Dramatic Experience. Introductory course to give student understanding of how essential components of theater work together to produce dramatic experience. General Education course. Not intended for Theater and Dance majors. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 112A - Core: Acting I - Introduction to Acting. Fundamentals of acting combining improvisational exercises with method approach to developing a role emphasis on relaxation, imagination, concentration, and objectives. Open to non-majors. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 112B - Core: Acting II - Creating a Role. Beginning work in scene study and monologues; emphasizing serious; internal realistic acting techniques applicable to both stage and TV/film. Prerequisite: THEA 112A. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 114A - Core: Forms of Dramatic Action. Principles of dramatic action as exemplified in selected plays. Relationships between theatrical process and dramatic form in tragedy and comedy. Requires major status or consent of instructor. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 114B - Core: Forms of Dramatic Action. Principles of dramatic action as exemplified in selected plays. Relationships between theatrical process and dramatic form in tragedy and comedy. Requires major status or consent of instructor. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 141 - Film Analysis. Fundamentals of film analysis studied as skill essential to understanding of narrative visual media. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 150 - Core: Scene Design and Construction. Designing and executing of scenery used in theater productions. Laboratory and production work are required. Requires consent of instructor. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 160 - Core: Costume Design and Construction. Designing and executing of costumes used in theater productions. Laboratory and production work are required. Requires consent of instructor. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 170 - Core: Lighting and Sound. Designing, executing, and running lights and sound used in theater productions. Laboratory and production work are required. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 199 - Theater Production. Practical work on university theater productions. Backstage work in scenery, lighting, costumes, props, sound, or makeup. Work to be arranged for individual needs and interests. Pass/Fail Grade. (0 Credit hours)

THEA 201A - Core: History of the Theater. Drama, performance, architecture, design and cultural environment of primitive, Greek, Roman Medieval, and Renaissance. Prerequisite: THEA 114 A & B. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 201B - Core: History of the Theater. Drama, performance, architecture, design and cultural environment of restoration, eighteenth century, romantic, and modern. Prerequisite: THEA 114 A & B. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 205 - Theater Business Management Practicum. Principles of management systems organization. Practice as applied to performing arts units mission development, personnel selection, funding, budgeting, promotion, and operational continuity internship. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 210A - Acting III: Comedy & Characterization. Exercises and scene work introducing external techniques for physical/vocal characterization and comedy. Prerequisite: THEA 112 A & B. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 210B - Improvisation. Building the imagination and extending vocal and physical skills through use of improvisation exercises, scenes, and stories. Requires consent of instructor. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 215A - Movement & Voice for the Stage. Principles of stage movement and theatrical vocal techniques: vocal production, vocal and physical characterization, introduction to dialect study and stage combat. Requires consent of instructor. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 215B - Stage Combat. Basic empty handed combat for the stage. Safety stressed and choreography explored. Weaponry may be introduced. Requires consent of instructor and good physical health. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 220 - Core: Directing for the Stage. Elements of director's craft: interpretation, composition and blocking, design and technical considerations, working with actors and directing a scene. Prerequisites: THEA 112a, THEA 150, THEA 160 or THEA 170. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 230 - Rehearsal and Performance. Acting practicum in stage productions developed for public performance. Role analysis, ensemble playing, rehearsal and performance discipline. May be repeated with consent of instructor. Prerequisite: must be cast in theater production. (2 TO 3 Credit hours)

THEA 235 - Introduction to T'ai Chi Ch'uan. "Slow motion" exercise that promotes relaxation, circulation, balance, and flexibility. Includes principles and postures from short form of yang style T'ai Chi Ch'uan. (2 Credit hours)

THEA 241 - Classic Film. Highlights of narrative film history with emphasis on periods and movements which have had enduring influence on contemporary film. Prerequisite: THEA 141 or consent of instructor. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 250 - Theater Graphics. Basic theatrical drawing-studio. Perspective rendering, drafting, water color techniques, and figure drawing. Prerequisite: one year of beginning art studio or consent of instructor. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 255 - Scene Painting for the Theater. Traditional and contemporary techniques include layout, cartooning, lining, textures, and color. Studio work. Prerequisite: THEA 150, THEA 160 recommended. (2 Credit hours)

THEA 265 - Theater Makeup. Design and application techniques using pancake, grease paint, prosthetics, and crepe hair. Projects include character, old age, ethnic, and fantasy makeup. Requires consent of instructor. (2 Credit hours)

THEA 275 - Sound for the Theater. Sound control, microphone amplification, acoustics sound effects. Practical operation with microphone turntables, tape decks, and loudspeakers. (2 Credit hours)

THEA 276 - Projects in Stage Management. Practical experience serving as stage assistant director and/or stage manager for university or student experimental theater productions. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours. Prerequisites: THEA 150, THEA 160, approval of director of production, and consent of instructor. (1 TO 3 Credit hours)

THEA 290 - Special Projects. Individual work in any area of theater. May be repeated to maximum of 6 hours. Requires consent of instructor. (1 TO 3 Credit hours)

THEA 295 - Theater Practicum. Practical work on university theater productions. Backstage work in scenery, lighting, costumes, props, sound, or makeup. Work to be arranged for individual needs, interests. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Requires consent of instructor. (1 TO 3 Credit hours)

THEA 298 - Introduction to Theater Education in Secondary Schools. Philosophies of arts education, focusing on teaching theater arts in secondary school. Planning and executing of lesson plans and productions in secondary school. Prerequisite: Must have passed the designated basic skills test (TAP). (3 Credit hours)

THEA 309 - Musical Theater Workshop. Preparation and performance of musical comedy scenes in a variety of styles: acting, singing, dancing ensemble, and solo work. May be taken twice. Must have completed all Theater and Dance core courses. This restriction does not apply to non-theater and Dance majors or minors. Requires consent of instructor. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 310A - Acting IV: Period Styles. A variety of theater genres are explored through their language, physicalization, history, and dramatic literature. Scenes/monologues performed from each period/style. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 310B - Acting VI: International/Experimental Styles. Utilization of international and experimental performance techniques, designed to promote global and contemporary aesthetics and abilities. Prerequisites: Junior standing or consent of instructor. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 312 - Multi-Cultural Theater in America. Facilitate understanding of multicultural theater in America through discussion, performance, and play readings centered around artists of different ethnic backgrounds. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 315A - Dialects for the Stage. Foreign and American dialects. Scenes and monologues performed in dialect. International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) introduced. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 315B - Advanced Movement. Character masks, neutral masks, and other movement techniques are used for characterization, awareness, body and stage presence. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 350 - Scene Design. Advanced study of rendering techniques. Design projects, critique sessions and research techniques. May be taken twice. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 360 - Costume Design. Theory, rendering techniques, history of dress and costume construction techniques, research period silhouettes and character presentation. Laboratory work on university theater productions required. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 370 - Advanced Lighting Design. Lighting concepts and sensitivity to lighting environments. Lighting plans, light plots, schedules and section drawings. Laboratory work on university theater productions required. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 394 - Playwriting. Provides a close acquaintance with a range of theatrical strategies explore by playwrights and a workshop forum for the development of students' own writing. Prerequisite: ENG 102, Sophomore standing. Cross-listed with ENG 394. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 398 - Advanced Studies in Theater Education in Secondary School. Practical application and execution of teaching theater in the secondary school. Practical work in theater productions at the middle school or high school level. Prerequisites: must have completed all theater and dance core courses. This restriction does not apply to non-Theater and Dance majors/minors. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor, must have passed the designated basic skills test (TAP). (3 Credit hours)

THEA 399 - Special Topics in Theater. Varied content. Topics related to theater and/or dance. May be repeated up to 6 hours as long as no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (0 To 3 Credit hours)

THEA 410 - Acting As A Career. Information and skills necessary to gain professional work as an actor or acting teacher. Auditions, photographs, interviews, cold-readings, commercials, voice tapes, and introduction to television acting. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. Prerequisite: Senior performance major or consent of instructor. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 412 - Acting for the Camera. Acting principles and techniques. Exercises, commercials, and scenes from television and movie scripts will be video-taped and critiqued for on-camera effectiveness. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 420 - Projects in Directing. Direction of plays staged for performance. Analysis of script, development of director's prompt book, rehearsal procedure, and collaborative work with designers. Done under faculty supervision. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. Prerequisite: THEA 220 and consent of instructor. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 430 - Rehearsal and Performance. Acting practicum in stage productions developed for public performance. Role analysis, ensemble playing, rehearsal, and performance discipline. May be repeated with consent of instructor. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. Prerequisite: must be cast in theater production. (2 TO 3 Credit hours)

THEA 450 - Advanced Scene Design Projects. Advanced practical work on studio or university theater productions. May be repeated to max of 9 hours. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. Prerequisite: THEA 350 and consent of instructor. (1 To 3 Credit hours)

THEA 460 - Advanced Costume Design Project. Advanced practical work on studio or University Theater productions. May be repeated to max of 9 hours. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. Prerequisites: THEA 360 and consent of instructor. (1 To 3 Credit hours)

THEA 470 - Advanced Lighting Design Projects. Advanced practical work on studio or University Theater productions. Normally limited to work as lighting designer, assistant lighting designer or master electrician. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. Prerequisites: THEA 370 and consent of instructor. (1 To 3 Credit hours)

THEA 475 - Advanced Stagecraft Project. Advanced practical work on studio or university theater productions in area of technical theater. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. Must have completed all Theater and Dance core courses. This restriction does not apply to non-Theater and Dance majors or minors. Requires consent of instructor. (1 To 3 Credit hours)

THEA 480 - Computers for Theater: Multi-Image Presentations. Computer image-making techniques related to theater and dance. Class/lab work includes computer graphics, "paint box", three-dimensional imagery, ray tracing, video digitizers, computer enhancing, and multi-slide presentations. Prerequisites: Advanced undergraduate or graduate standing and consent of instructor. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 485 - Special Projects in Computers. Individual or small group project work in computers as related to performing arts. Computer graphics, computer animation, video enhancing, multi-image slide productions. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours. Prerequisites: Advanced undergraduate or graduate standing and consent of instructor. (1 To 3 Credit hours)

THEA 490 - Special Projects. Individual work for advanced students in any area of theater. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (1 To 3 Credit hours)

THEA 495 - Theater Practicum. Practical work in university theater productions. Backstage work in scenery, lighting, costumes, props, sound, or makeup. Work to be arranged for individual needs, interests. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. Requires consent of instructor. (1 To 3 Credit hours)

THEA 498 - Independent Study. Individual or small group readings under supervision of faculty member. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. (1 To 3 Credit hours)

THEA 499A - Performance Senior Assessment. Individual/group projects demonstrating proficiency in theater applications and general education skills and knowledge. NOT GRADUATE CREDIT. Requires Senior standing and consent of instructor. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 499B - Design/Technical Senior Assessment. Individual/group projects demonstrating proficiency in theater applications and general education skills and knowledge. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. Requires Senior standing and consent of instructor. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 499C - Theater History/Literature/Criticism Senior Assessment. Individual/group projects demonstrating proficiency in theater applications and general education skills and knowledge. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. Prerequisites: senior standing and consent of instructor. (3 Credit hours)

THEA 590 - Independent Projects. Completion of a creative or scholarly project under the direction of a graduate faculty member. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours. Requires consent of instructor. (1 TO 6 Credit hours)

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