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Course ID:THEA 2000. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Appreciation of Theatre
Course
Description:
Aesthetics and craft of the theatrical experience on stage, screen, and television. Discussions and analyses of all aspects of the theatrical arts; critical viewing of performances both in and out of class with written analyses. May not be used for credit towards the theatre major.
Athena Title:Appreciation of Theatre
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in THEA 2100H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 2010. 3 hours. 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Introduction to Acting
Course
Description:
Basic acting skills for non-theatre majors and theatre minors.
Athena Title:Introduction to Acting
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 2040. 1 hour. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Applied Drama Laboratory
Course
Description:
Individual production crew assignments for theatre majors.
Athena Title:Applied Drama Laboratory
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 2050. 1 hour. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Applied Drama Laboratory
Course
Description:
Individual production crew assignments for theatre majors.
Athena Title:Applied Drama Laboratory
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 2060. 1 hour. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Applied Drama Laboratory
Course
Description:
Individual production crew assignments (open to non-majors).
Athena Title:Applied Drama Laboratory
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 2100H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Appreciation of Theatre (Honors)
Course
Description:
All aspects of the theatrical experience on stage and screen, emphasizing the role of the audience as well as that of the artist. May not be used for credit towards the theatre major.
Athena Title:Appreciation of Theatre Hon
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in THEA 2000
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 2110. 3 hours.
Course Title:Voices of Diversity in American Drama and Theatre
Course
Description:
Survey of dramatic literature that foregrounds issues of race, gender, culture, and/or ethnicity. Emphasis is placed on African American, Asian American, Latino/Latina, and Native American drama and theatre. The origin and development of these theatre movements are contextualized within the social and cultural milieu of the times.
Athena Title:Voices of Diversity
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in THEA 2110E
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 2110E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Voices of Diversity in American Drama and Theatre
Course
Description:
Survey of dramatic literature, including musical theatre, playwrights, directors, actors, designers, and theatre companies that foregrounds issues of race, gender, culture, and/or ethnicity. Emphasis is placed on African American, Asian American, Latino/Latina, and Native American drama and theatre.
Athena Title:Voices of Diversity
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in THEA 2110
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 2140. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Drama and Sports
Course
Description:
A theatre appreciation course for non-theatre majors who have an interest in sports. This course will investigate representations of athletes and/or athletic events and will also discuss the ways in which sports are a form of live performance/theatre.
Athena Title:DRAMA & SPORTS
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 3020E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Basic Dramatic Writing
Course
Description:
The principles and process of dramatic writing.
Athena Title:Basic Dramatic Writing
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in THEA 3020
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 3020. 3 hours.
Course Title:Basic Dramatic Writing
Course
Description:
The principles and process of dramatic writing.
Athena Title:Basic Dramatic Writing
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in THEA 3020E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 3290. 3 hours.
Course Title:Script Analysis
Course
Description:
A method for analyzing scripts intended for performance.
Athena Title:Script Analysis
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in THEA 3291H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 3300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Foundations of Performance Design
Course
Description:
Basic principles and techniques of design in contemporary performing arts, including the development and practice of scenery, costume, lighting, and other design aspects of stage and media production, with a look at major contemporary designers.
Athena Title:Foundations of Perform Design
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 3330. 3 hours.
Course Title:Costuming for the Performance Arts
Course
Description:
Planning and design of performance costumes, including exploration of drawing, painting, production, and play analysis.
Athena Title:Costuming for Perform Arts
Prerequisite:THEA 3300
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 3340. 3 hours.
Course Title:Scenery Fabrication and Painting
Course
Description:
Introduction to principles of stagecraft relating to the fabrication, construction, and finishing of entertainment scenery. Primary focus relates to becoming familiar with popular construction materials and practices used throughout the entertainment industry. Theatrical painting and other forms of finishing treatments are also presented throughout the class.
Athena Title:Scenery Fabrication Painting
Prerequisite:THEA 3300
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 3500. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Acting I: Foundations of Acting
Course
Description:
Participation in a series of group and individual activities designed to develop basic acting skills. The course also includes exercises for the actor's voice and body. Open only to theatre majors.
Athena Title:Acting I Foundations of Acting
Prerequisite:Permission of major
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 3510. 3 hours.
Course Title:Voice and Movement Fundamentals
Course
Description:
Voice and movement fundamentals for the actor. Essential topics include diagnosis of vocal and physical misuse; re-alignment of the spine; re-education of breathing, phonation, and physical process toward healthy, connected use for stage; conditioning of the instrument; and broadening of vocal/physical repertoire for versatility in character development.
Athena Title:Voice and Movement Fundamental
Nontraditional Format:Studio course consisting of solo, partnering, group vocal, and physical exercises. Class requirements may also include readings, discussions, rehearsal assignments, written assignments, original performance, and the viewing of live performance.
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 3520. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Makeup for the Performance Arts
Course
Description:
Fundamental principles and practices in makeup for stage and media. Drawing and face painting skills as well as practice in use of cosmetics, wigs, hair pieces, and work with departmental productions.
Athena Title:Makeup for Performance Arts
Prerequisite:THEA 3300
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 3600. 3 hours.
Course Title:Fundamentals of Acting on Camera
Course
Description:
A foundation in acting for TV, film, and internet. Covers on- camera acting techniques, industry protocols, equipment, and terminology required to create successful screen performances. Also covers casting and audition strategies as well as how to work effectively with actors, directors, and cinematographers in production.
Athena Title:Acting on Camera Fundamentals
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 3700. 3 hours.
Course Title:Design for Film and Television
Course
Description:
Provides a foundation in taking a script through the transformative process from written word to visual image. An exploration of the working relationships between the director, director of photography, and production designer. Other topics include the various roles of the art department, production cycles, and camera work.
Athena Title:Design for Film and Television
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 4000/6000. 3 hours.
Course Title:Dramatic Writing I
Course
Description:
Planning, writing, and polishing the short script for performance.
Athena Title:Dramatic Writing I
Prerequisite:THEA 3020 or THEA 3020E
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 4210/6210. 3 hours.
Course Title:Theatre and Modernity
Course
Description:
History of theatre and dramatic arts from ca. 1800 to the present.
Athena Title:Theatre and Modernity
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 4220/6220. 3 hours.
Course Title:Theatre and Society
Course
Description:
Examines theatre as a cultural form crucially interwoven with systems of social organization and government. As a forum for debate, a dangerous location to be regulated, a tool for molding citizens, or a revolutionary force; studies theatrical practices and dramatic literature across historical periods; global in scope.
Athena Title:THEA HIST: SOCIETY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 4230/6230. 3 hours.
Course Title:Theatre and Ritual
Course
Description:
Examines theatre as a cultural form crucially interwoven with systems of ritual as didactic and community bonding events. Exploration of ritual as an origin for theatre, although other theories of theatre origin will be explored. Studies theatrical practices and dramatic literature (global in scope).
Athena Title:THEA HIST RITUAL
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:TXMI(THEA) 4270/6270. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of Dress: Antiquity to Nineteenth Century
Course
Description:
Dress and textiles as reflections of social, cultural, political, and economic environments as well as art, customs, religion, and technological developments from the beginning of recorded history to the nineteenth century, through those areas of the world having major influence on the development of Western dress.
Athena Title:HIS DRESS AN 19TH
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 4280/6280. 3 hours.
Course Title:Women in Performance
Course
Description:
Women's contributions to the performing arts, focusing on contemporary American artists in such fields as theatre, film, dance, performance art, and other contemporary performance genres.
Athena Title:Women in Performance
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 4300/6300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Queer Theatre and Film
Course
Description:
Overview of the presentation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered characters in theatre, film, and television. Through readings of theoretical texts and dramatic scripts and through viewings of films and theatre productions, students will examine the social, historical, artistic, and political context in which queer performance has been created and the manner in which the queer character has been presented in dramatic forms from prehistoric ritual drama to the present day sitcom.
Athena Title:Queer Theatre and Film
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 4400/6400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Asian Theatre and Drama
Course
Description:
Genres of performance in India, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia. Focus on social and cultural significance of performances, including examples of Noh, Kabuki, Beijing Opera, Kathakali, Kutiyattam, Wayang Kulit, and Topeng.
Athena Title:Asian Theatre and Drama
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA(AFST) 4460/6460. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of Dramatic Art: Special Topics
Course
Description:
The history of dramatic art in the context of studies abroad programs. Must be registered in the Studies Abroad Program and participate on-site. Offered only in conjunction with Studies Abroad.
Athena Title:History of Dramatic Art
Nontraditional Format:Must be registered in the Studies Abroad program and participate on-site.
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA(AFST) 4470/6470. 3 hours.
Course Title:African Theatre: An Historical Overview
Course
Description:
The course will survey some of the major areas of theatre activity, as well as provide a general history of African theatre and performance. Playwrights well known in the West, such as Wole Soyinka, Ngugi wa thiong'o, Femi Osofisan, and others will be discussed, primarily within the context of their contributions to African theatre on the continent itself.
Athena Title:African Theatre Hist Overview
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA(AFAM) 4480/6480. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of African American Drama and Theatre
Course
Description:
The emergence of a distinct and conscious African American theatre in the United States.
Athena Title:Hist African Amer Dram Theater
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 4500/6500. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Broadway Musical and American Culture
Course
Description:
Studies the Broadway musical as one of the most quintessentially American forms of performance. Explores the history of musical theatre and its relationship to other entertainment media. Analyzes the messages about gender, race and ethnicity, sexuality, and the meaning of "America" that musicals have conveyed.
Athena Title:Broadway Mus and Amer Culture
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 4700/6700. 3 hours.
Course Title:Dramaturgy
Course
Description:
A dramaturg is a theatrical literary advisor, whose responsibilities include play development (including new plays, adaptations, or translations), production research and support, and educational support. Students will learn that set of skills and how to communicate their knowledge productively.
Athena Title:DRAMATURGY
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 4800/6800. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in History
Course
Description:
Topical issues in theatre or cinema, combining history and critical analysis of specific significant topics (e.g., national theatre or cinema, animation, authorship, genre).
Athena Title:Topics in History
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 4960H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.
Athena Title:Directed Read and/or Proj Hon
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 4960. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Readings or Projects
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a faculty advisor.
Athena Title:Directed Readings or Projects
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 4970H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.
Athena Title:Directed Read and/or Proj Hon
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 4980H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.
Athena Title:Directed Read and/or Proj Hon
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5010. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Acting II: Scene Study
Course
Description:
Concentration on voice, movement, and character study for actors.
Athena Title:Acting II: Scene Study
Pre or Corequisite:THEA 3500
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5051. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 2 hours credit. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Applied Drama Laboratory
Course
Description:
Open only to theatre majors. Individually assigned production and/or performance crew.
Athena Title:Applied Drama Laboratory
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5052. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 2 hours credit. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Applied Drama Laboratory
Course
Description:
Open only to theatre majors. Individually assigned production and/or performance crew.
Athena Title:Applied Drama Laboratory
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5053. 1 hour.
Course Title:Senior Seminar
Course
Description:
The current status of dramatic arts with specific planning and preparation to enter into the profession. The course includes senior exit examination. Open only to theatre majors.
Athena Title:Senior Seminar
Prerequisite:Fourth-year student standing
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5080/7080. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Production Practicum
Course
Description:
Assigned artistic production work in directing, acting, design, technology, dramaturgy under the supervision of a faculty advisor relative to the student's area of interest; performance, technical, design, media, management.
Athena Title:Production Practicum
Nontraditional Format:Practicum.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5110/7110. 3 hours.
Course Title:Stage Management
Course
Description:
A survey of the organization and practical application and execution of performance events.
Athena Title:Stage Management
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5310/7310. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Technical Problems
Course
Description:
Special topics in advanced theory and techniques of performance technology, including scenery construction and rigging, costume construction, lighting technology, and sound.
Athena Title:Technical Problems
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in THEA 5310 or THEA 7310
Prerequisite:THEA 3300
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5320/7320. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Computer-Aided Design for the Performance Arts
Course
Description:
Techniques of computer-aided design and drafting in the performing arts.
Athena Title:CAD for the Performance Arts
Prerequisite:THEA 3300
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5330. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Costume Design for the Performance Arts
Course
Description:
Costume design for the performing arts, emphasizing conceptualization and application for basic research and technology to meet dramatic needs.
Athena Title:Costume Design for Perform Art
Prerequisite:THEA 3330
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5340/7340. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of Costume and Decor I : Ancient Civilization to the French Revolution
Course
Description:
Survey of architecture, interiors, and clothing styles for use in the entertainment design industry.
Athena Title:History of Costume and Decor I
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5380/7380. 3 hours.
Course Title:Design Technology for the Performance Arts
Course
Description:
Basic technology for performance production. Costume materials and construction, scenery rigging and movement, lighting equipment and technology, and sound equipment and practices.
Athena Title:Design Technology for Perf Art
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5480/7480. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Topics in Design
Course
Description:
A special topics course in theatre design.
Athena Title:Topics in Design
Nontraditional Format:Special workshops with guest artists.
Prerequisite:THEA 3300
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5500. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Acting III: Advanced Acting
Course
Description:
Role analysis and the problems and techniques of creating subtext with special relation to text and improvisation.
Athena Title:Acting III: Advanced Acting
Prerequisite:THEA 5010
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5510. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Actor Training I: Physical Actor
Course
Description:
Intensive study in physical techniques for the actor.
Athena Title:Actor Training I Phys Actor
Prerequisite:THEA 5010
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5530. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Actor Training II: Voice for the Actor
Course
Description:
Intensive training in voice techniques for the actor.
Athena Title:Actor Train II Voice for Actor
Prerequisite:THEA 3500
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5560. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Acting Styles
Course
Description:
In-depth practical study of particular theatrical theories, approaches, and techniques. Based on instructor's area of interest.
Athena Title:Acting Styles
Nontraditional Format:Could include intensive workshops with guest artists and/or seminars.
Prerequisite:THEA 3500
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5570. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Acting for the Camera
Course
Description:
Applying theatre acting techniques to the demands of modern media. Practical work in class with emphasis on the vocal and physical demands of dramatic material designed for television and cinema.
Athena Title:Acting for the Camera
Prerequisite:THEA 5010 or THEA 3600
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5580/7580. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Performance Topics
Course
Description:
Selected performance topics and theories.
Athena Title:Performance Topics
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Pre or Corequisite:THEA 3500 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5590. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Projects in Drama
Course
Description:
Special projects for the advanced student, including internships.
Athena Title:Special Projects in Drama
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5600. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Play Direction
Course
Description:
Basic methods and procedures of the art of dramatic directing.
Athena Title:Play Direction
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5610/7610. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Play Direction Laboratory
Course
Description:
The director's analysis of the script, the actor-director relationship, and theatrical style. Each student directs a one-act play or short film.
Athena Title:Play Direction Laboratory
Prerequisite:THEA 5600
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5620/7620. 3 hours.
Course Title:Dramatic Writing II
Course
Description:
Developing the full length script for performance.
Athena Title:DRAM WRITING II
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in DRAM 5620/7620
Prerequisite:THEA 4000/6000
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5630/7630. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Producing the New Script
Course
Description:
Critical and practical work in producing new scripts for writers, actors, directors, and designers.
Athena Title:Producing the New Script
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5680/7680. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in Dramatic Writing
Course
Description:
A special topics course in dramatic writing.
Athena Title:Topics in Dramatic Writing
Nontraditional Format:Special workshops with guest artists.
Prerequisite:THEA 3020 or THEA 3020E
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5700. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Internship in Theatre/Film/Animation
Course
Description:
Under the supervision of an advisor, or with the permission of the undergraduate coordinator, students perform the duties of an internship within their areas of interest. Student apply for the internship as they would for a job and report to work as required by their employers. Students maintain a record of duties and responsibilities and write a final paper summarizing their experiences.
Athena Title:INTERNSHIPS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in DRAM 5700
Nontraditional Format:Internship.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5710S/7710S. 3 hours.
Course Title:Community-Based Theatre
Course
Description:
An introduction to the history, theories, and practice of community-based theatre. Hallmark troupes and artists, and techniques of theatre for social change. Involves outreach in the community, critical reflection, and the creation our own community-based performance.
Athena Title:Community-Based Theatre
Nontraditional Format:Course includes a service-learning project during the semester that either employs skills or knowledge learned in the course or teaches new skills or knowledge related to course objectives. Students will be involved in the planning and implementation of the project(s) and may spend time outside of the classroom. Students will be engaged in the service-learning component for approximately 25-50% of overall instructional time.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5730. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Advanced Costume Design for the Performance Arts
Course
Description:
Projects in costume design for the performing arts, emphasizing multi-character and highly complex designs using traditional and complex methods and technologies.
Athena Title:Adv Cost Design for Perf Arts
Prerequisite:THEA 3330
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5780/7780. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Topics in Computer Technology
Course
Description:
A special topics course in computer technology not otherwise offered in the drama and theatre curriculum.
Athena Title:Topics in Computer Technology
Nontraditional Format:Lecture and discussion is integrated with hands-on work at the workstations.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5810. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Computer Animation for Dramatic Media I
Course
Description:
Computer animation in television, film, and theatre from the perspective of the director/animator. The hardware and software necessary to create computer animation is accompanied by the principles of kinetics and narrative story-telling in a visual medium.
Athena Title:Comp Animation Dram Media I
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5820/7820. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Computer Animation for Dramatic Media II
Course
Description:
Advanced computer animation techniques and digital compositing which integrate live action with computer generated environments.
Athena Title:Comp Animation Dram Media II
Prerequisite:THEA 5810
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5830/7830. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Computer Animation for Dramatic Media III
Course
Description:
Preparation of a portfolio-quality computer animation project, including a narrative script story book, pre-production meetings, schedules and budgets, production and post-production.
Athena Title:Comp Animation Dram Med III
Prerequisite:THEA 5810
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5840/7840. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Technical Animation with Computers
Course
Description:
Principles and techniques of technical animation. Topics include skeletal and control rigging virtual characters, simulation of cloth, simulation of hair and fur, simulation of fluids (fire, water, etc.), and simulated particle systems.
Athena Title:TECHANIM
Prerequisite:THEA 5810
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5850/7850. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Motion Capture for Animation and Media
Course
Description:
Principles and techniques of motion capture. Exploration of motion capture as a technical medium. Development of rigs for capture sessions. Methods for capturing multiple performances in single sessions. Post-processing MoCap data for quality output, and making use of the captured data. Performance and camera capture in a green screen environment. Performance capture techniques.
Athena Title:Motion Capture Animation Media
Prerequisite:THEA 5810
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5860. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Interactive Media as Drama I
Course
Description:
Practice and theory of interactive multimedia as a dramatic medium. Multimedia hardware and software, principles of interactive design, and comparison of development tools and delivery systems including CD-ROM and the World Wide Web.
Athena Title:Interactive Media as Drama I
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5870. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Interactive Multimedia and Live Performance
Course
Description:
The use of computers to trigger and manipulate media events, including sound, lighting, digital images and video, and techniques allowing performers and spectators to interact with such media events in real time. Topics include sensors, motion capture, MIDI, and theoretical issues concerning the interaction between live performance and media.
Athena Title:Interactive Multimed Live Perf
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5880/7880. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Sound Effects for Stage and Screen
Course
Description:
Principles and techniques of sound design for live theatre, film, and animation. Considers both the theory of sound design and the practical application of sound as a design medium. Topics include emotional and narrative content of sound, analyzing scripts for sound needs, creating foley effects, and researching and using music for effect.
Athena Title:Sound Effects Stage and Screen
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 5970. 1 hour.
Course Title:Design Portfolio
Course
Description:
Independent projects in scenery, costume, or lighting design, aimed at developing professional placement skills and portfolio presentation techniques. Students will use the semester to develop professional resumes, reference banks, and placement skills while developing design portfolios in both electronic and traditional formats.
Athena Title:DESIGN PORTFOLIO
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Pre or Corequisite:THEA 5330, THEA 5351, or THEA 5352
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 6290. 3 hours.
Course Title:Dramatic Analysis and Criticism
Course
Description:
Dramatic art applied to script analysis and performance criticism.
Athena Title:DRA ANALYSIS & CRIT
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in DRAM 6290
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 6510. 1 hour.
Course Title:Introduction to Graduate Studies in Drama
Course
Description:
Resources and methods for graduate level research in theatre and dramatic media.
Athena Title:Intro Graduate Studies Drama
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 6520. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Makeup for the Performance Arts
Course
Description:
Fundamental principles and practices in makeup for stage and media. Drawing and face painting skills as well as practice in use of cosmetics, wigs, hair pieces, and work with departmental productions.
Athena Title:MAKEUP
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 7005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:Graduate Student Seminar
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:THEA 7050. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 2 hours credit. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Applied Drama Laboratory
Course
Description:
Individually assigned production and/or performance crew. Open only to drama majors.
Athena Title:Applied Drama Laboratory
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 7060. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 2 hours credit. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Applied Drama Laboratory
Course
Description:
Individually assigned production and/or performance crew. Open only to drama majors.
Athena Title:Applied Drama Laboratory
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 7070. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 2 hours credit. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Applied Drama Laboratory
Course
Description:
Individually assigned production and/or performance crew. Open only to drama majors.
Athena Title:Applied Drama Laboratory
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 7210. 3 hours.
Course Title:MFA Project
Course
Description:
MFA thesis project.
Athena Title:MFA Project
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and thesis preparation.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:THEA 7330. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Graduate Costume Design I
Course
Description:
Costume design for the performing arts, emphasizing conceptualization and application for basic research and technology to meet dramatic needs.
Athena Title:Graduate Costume Design I
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 7370. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Studio I: Dramatic Drawing and Dry Media
Course
Description:
An introduction to drawing and dry media techniques typical to application in theatrical design presentations. This includes drawing and sketching techniques for architecture and landscape, natural lighting observations, the human figure, and various surface textures.
Athena Title:Studio I Dram Draw and Dry Med
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 7540. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Characterization for the Actor
Course
Description:
Role analysis and the problems and techniques of creating subtext with special relation to text and improvisation.
Athena Title:Characterization for the Actor
Prerequisite:THEA 7512 or THEA 7521
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 7550. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Genre and Style
Course
Description:
Problems and techniques of period manners, customs and style. Practice and performance of theatrical genre. Topics may include farce, Greek theatre, Restoration, comedy of manners, musical theatre, etc.
Athena Title:Genre and Style
Prerequisite:THEA 7590
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 7560. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Projects in Theatre
Course
Description:
Advanced projects in dramatic performance.
Athena Title:Projects in Theatre
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 7570. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Acting for the Camera
Course
Description:
Applying theatre acting techniques to the demands of modern media. Practical work in class with emphasis on the vocal and physical demands of dramatic material designed for television and cinema.
Athena Title:Acting for the Camera
Prerequisite:THEA 7522 or THEA 7540
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 7590. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Acting Process
Course
Description:
Development of consistent acting process through partner work, exercises, scenes, play and character analysis, scoring a role, and Stanislavski's method of physical action. Additional major focus will be on the actor's creative self and development of the inner instrument.
Athena Title:Acting Process
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 7660. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Playwright's Studio
Course
Description:
Laboratory course testing new dramatic writing by critical examination of scripts in progress, public readings, trial stagings of scenes, and improvisational work.
Athena Title:Playwrights Studio
Nontraditional Format:Course is a laboratory course experimenting with new work.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 7700. 3 hours.
Course Title:Art Direction for Film and Televison
Course
Description:
Provides a foundation in taking a script through the transformative process from written word to visual image. Explores the workings of a typical art department and the working relationships between the director, director of photography, and production designer. Other topics include the various roles of the art department, production cycles, and the scenery design and build process.
Athena Title:Art Direction for Film and TV
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 7730. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Costume Design for the Performance Arts
Course
Description:
Intermediate level projects in costume design for the performing arts, emphasizing multi-character, multi-setting, and highly complex methods and technologies.
Athena Title:Adv Costume Design Perf Arts
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 7770. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Internship in the Performance Arts
Course
Description:
Professional experience in the performance arts under the supervision of experts in the field.
Athena Title:Internship in the Perform Arts
Nontraditional Format:A minimum of two months full-time supervised employment for three credit hours. Student may be required to work off-campus.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:THEA 7970. 1 hour.
Course Title:Design Portfolio
Course
Description:
Independent projects in scenery, costume, or lighting design, aimed at developing professional placement skills and portfolio presentation techniques. Students will use the semester to develop professional resumes, reference banks, and placement skills while developing design portfolios in both electronic and traditional formats.
Athena Title:Design Portfolio
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 8010. 1 hour.
Course Title:Doctoral Study Support Seminar I
Course
Description:
Develops methodologies and strategies to support the student's completion of coursework and comprehensive exams for the Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies; mentors the student entering professional organizations and conferences.
Athena Title:PHD PROSEMINAR I
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 8020. 1 hour.
Course Title:Doctoral Study Support Seminar II
Course
Description:
A multiple-instructor course that develops methodologies and strategies to support the student's preparation of the Ph.D. dissertation in Theatre and Performance Studies and successful transition to the professional world; develops students as mentors.
Athena Title:PHD PROSEMINAR II
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 8030. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Dramatic Writing
Course
Description:
Dramatic form and style concentrating on specific problems and writers.
Athena Title:Seminar in Dramatic Writing
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 8100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Critical Methods
Course
Description:
A comparison of current critical approaches to theatre and performance.
Athena Title:Seminar in Critical Methods
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 8200. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in History of the Performance Arts
Course
Description:
Problems in the study of stage, cinema, and media history.
Athena Title:History of Performance Arts
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 8300. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Design for the Performance Arts
Course
Description:
Problems in visual design for the performing arts.
Athena Title:Design for Performance Arts
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 8400. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 18 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Dramatic Theory and Criticism
Course
Description:
Problems in the study of dramatic theory and criticism for stage, cinema, and media.
Athena Title:Sem in Dram Theory and Crit
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA 9000. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree, under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:Doctoral Research
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:THEA 9005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:Doctoral Graduate Student Sem
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:THEA 9010. 3-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Research Seminar and Special Problems in the Performance Arts I
Course
Description:
Individually directed study under faculty supervision on research problems in drama, theatre, and media.
Athena Title:Research Problems I
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:THEA 9020. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Research Seminar and Special Problems in the Performance Arts II
Course
Description:
Individually directed study under faculty supervision on research problems in drama, theatre, and media.
Athena Title:Research Problems II
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:THEA 9300. 1-12 hours. Repeatable for maximum 24 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Course
Description:
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
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