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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 1166. Fundamentals of Technical Theatre: Scene Shop (1-0-1) An introduction to, and the application of, skills used in scenery construction, stage rigging, and the scene shop. We will explore the jobs of stagehands, prop managers, technical directors, carpenters, and more. (Course fee required.)

THEA 1167. Fundamentals of Technical Theatre: Light/Sound (1-0-1) An introduction to the study and application of the skills required in producing and using audio and stage lighting technologies. (Course Fee Required)

THEA 1168. Fundamentals of Technical Theatre: Costume Shop (1-0-1) An introduction to the study and application of the skills required in producing and using costuming technologies. (Course Fee Required)

THEA 1175. Script Analysis (3-0-3) Must be a Theatre Major or have permission of the instructor. The basic tools for play analysis presented through reading, lecture, discussion, and further analysis. The student will become familiar with necessary vocabulary, methods and skills for analyzing play scripts.

THEA 2000. Freshman Jury (0-0-0) Prerequisite: Requires THEA 1105 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 2165. Survey of Design for the Theatre (2-2-3) Prerequisites: Take two of the following: THEA 1166, 1167, or 1168 with a grade of "C" or better. Description: This course provides the student with the skills needed to design and implement scenery, lighting, and costumes for productions with limited budgets, time, and skill levels while maintaining design concepts and analysis. By the conclusion of the course, the student will have developed a design concept, scenic design (including ground plan, elevations, and model or rendering), light design and plot, costume plot and renderings, and a detailed budget and time outline for one production.

THEA 2226. Stage Management (2-2-3) Prerequisites: Take two of the following: THEA 1166, 1167, or 1168 with a grade of "C" or better. Introduction to stage management functions from auditions through final performances including preparation, practices, and responsibilities of the stage manager.

THEA 2365. Stagecraft (2-2-3) Prerequisite: THEA 1166 with a grade of "C" or better. The continued study and application of skills used in scenery, lighting, and sound production. The study of technical theatre roles, and their practical application through production assignments. (Course fee required.)

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 3175. Theatre History/Literature 1: Origins to Renaissance (3-0-3) Prerequisite: THEA 1175. Interdisciplinary examination of dramatic literature and theatre history from early civilization to the Renaissance, studied in the context of important cultural trends of these periods.

THEA 3176. Theatre History/Literature 2: Restoration to 20th Century (3-0-3) Prerequisite: THEA 1175. Interdisciplinary examination of dramatic literature and theatre history from the Restoration through to the 20th century, studied in the context of important cultural trends of these periods.

THEA 3245. Acting 2 (2-2-3) Prerequisite: THEA 1245 with a grade of "C" or better and THEA 2000 with a grade of "S". 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 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)