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Theatre options

THEA 1000. Theatre Convocation (0-1-0) A laboratory experience to include student performances, presentation, guest artists, master classes, lectures, theatre trips, meetings and the administration of entrance evaluation for Theatre Arts majors. (S/U grading.) (Course fee required.)

THEA 2000. Freshman Jury (0-0-0) Prerequisite: Requires THEA 1705 First year Seminar and a "C" or better in all Theatre Courses and an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher as well as Department Chair approval. A satisfactory grade in this course indicates successful completion of the first year audition/portfolio review. (S/U grading)

THEA 3000. Junior Proficiency (0-0-0) Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in all Theatre Courses, an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher, and Department Chair approval. A satisfactory grade in this course indicates successful completion of the final audition/portfolio review in preparation for the student's senior project.(S/U grading).

THEA 3245. Acting 2 (2-2-3) Prerequisite: THEA 1245 with a grade of "C" or better. Advanced acting techniques, including character and scene study and practical experience in developing a role. (Course fee required.)

THEA 3435. Advanced Theatre Practice (0-5-1) Prerequisites: THEA 1345 or THEA 1435 and two of the following: THEA 1166, 1167, or 1168 all with a grade of C or better. Supervised leadership experience in actual theatrical work, including every aspect of theatre. May be taken up to 5 times for credit. (Course Fee Required)

THEA 3535. Advanced Theatre Practice-Lighting/Sound (0-5-1) Prerequisite: THEA 1167 with a grade of "C" or better. Advanced Theatre Practice (ATP) is a supervised practical experience in all aspects of theatre work under actual production conditions. ATP students are those who have already taken other design/tech classes and should now be ready to take on a supervisory production position on one, or more, productions. Students will discuss their area of interest and/or strength with the faculty for appropriate production assignments. (Course fee required.)

THEA 4795. Senior Seminar in Theatre (0-2-1) Prerequisites: Requires THEA 3000 Junior Proficiency and a grade of "C" or higher in all Theatre Courses and an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher. Requires Department Chair Approval. A capstone course that integrates concepts gained during the students' tenure. Includes readings, lectures, discussions, portfolio presentations, and the administration of an exit exam.

THEA 5281. Stage Directing 1 (2-2-3) Prerequisites: THEA 1175, THEA 1245, and THEA 2226, each with a grade of C or better. Introduction to the technical aspects of directing in a proscenium setting including groundplans, stage composition, textual analysis, stage blocking, promptbook preparation and collaborating with actors in the rehearsal process. Students may only attempt this class twice. (Course Fee Required)