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THEA 1305. Class Voice (0-2-1) Must be a Theatre Major or have permission of the instructor. Group instruction in the principles of vocal technique and public performance for non-voice majors. Non-voice music majors may substitute this course for the study of a secondary instrument with the approval of their advisors. (Course Fee Required)

THEA 1355. Basic Design for the Theatre (2-2-3) The study of the elements and principles of design and how they may be used in scenery, lighting and costuming. The development of free-hand and mechanical drawing skills. (Course fee required.)

THEA 1375. Yoga (0-2-1) Yoga provides theatre students with an additional movement form, aiding them in the process of performance, as well as the mind/body connection. Theatre students and/or non-theatre students may opt to use THEA 1317 as one of their PEDS courses. Theatre students who choose to use THEA 1317 as a PEDS may not also use it as an elective in their major. (Course fee required.)

THEA 2105. Theatre Outreach (0-{2-6}-{1-3}) Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and THEA 1245 with a grade of "C" or better. This course explores and implements a variety of techniques of taking theatre into our community and surrounding area. (May be taken twice for credit.) (Course fee required.)

THEA 2227. Drafting and Drawing for the Theatre (2-2-3) Must be a Theatre Major or have permission of the instructor. Exploration and application of graphic skills required by the theatrical designer. (Course Fee Required)

THEA 2275. Costume Construction (2-2-3) Prerequisite: THEA 1168 with a grade of "C" or better or Consent of Instructor. Practical experience with techniques, tools, and materials used in standard costume construction for the stage, with introduction to couture and commercial patterns. (Course fee required.)

THEA 2285. Computer Technology in the Theatre (2-2-3) Prerequisite: THEA 1355 with a grade of "C" or better. An introductory course using electronic technologies to develop skills in and an understanding of illustration, digital photo editing, website development, and computer-aided drafting techniques for the theatre artist. An electronic portfolio will be developed. (Course fee required.)

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 3105. Children's Theatre (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or above. Research and literature of children's theatre, methods of producing and directing plays for and with children in school and community situations. (Course fee required.)

THEA 3106. Introduction to Dramaturgy (3-0-3) Prerequisite: THEA 1175 with a grade of C or better. This course is designed to introduce students to the close study of dramatic texts from the perspective of the dramaturg, as well as a brief history of dramaturgy. Through a combination of lecture, discussion, analysis, research, writing, and projects, students will become familiar with various approaches, methods and skills necessary to dramaturgical research, culminating in a final dramaturgical project. (Course Fee Required)

THEA 3107. Creative Dramatics in the Classroom (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or above. Exploration of theories and techniques of improvised and informal drama and their practical application as a teaching tool for all age levels. Lectures, student projects and practical class experience.

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 3177. Theatre History/Literature 3-Topics in Theatre History (3-0-3) Prerequisite: THEA 1175. Interdisciplinary examination of dramatic literature and theatre history from a specific genre, area, or movement within theatre, studied in the context of important cultural trends impacting the topic.

THEA 3225. Musical Theatre Workshop (1-2-2) Prerequisites: THEA 1245 and and MUSA 1216 with a grade of C or better, or permission of instructor. An exploration of performing techniques in the musical theatre. (Course Fee Required)

THEA 3226. Arts Management (1-2-2) Must be a Theatre Major or have permission of the instructor. An examination of arts administration practices including an introduction to management, development, marketing and public relations for non-profit theatre arts organizations.

THEA 3246. Playwriting (2-2-3) Elements and techniques for writing dramatic literature. Practical experience writing and critiquing one-act plays.

THEA 3250. Period Styles in Design (3-0-3) Must be a Theatre Major or have permission of the instructor. Introduction to historical styles in clothing, architecture, painting, and sculpture as they influence theatrical design through the ages.

THEA 3255. Stage Properties (1-3-2) Prerequisites: THEA 1166 and THEA 1355 each with a grade of "C" or better. A study of basic procedures, techniques, and materials that can be used by the designer and technician in the construction of stage properties. Basic introduction to organization and procurement of stage properties. (Course fee required.)

THEA 3266. Sound Design and Technology (2-2-3) Prerequisites: THEA 1167, THEA 1355, and THEA 2227 each with a grade of "C" or better. The study and practical application of the skills, techniques and artistry of sound design and technology for the stage. (Course Fee Required)

THEA 3268. Scene Painting (1-2-2) Prerequisites: THEA 1166 and THEA 1355 each with a grade of "C" or better. Practical application of materials and techniques used to paint stage settings. Experience with a variety of media and styles of scenic painting. (Course fee required.)

THEA 3276. Costume Crafts (1-2-2) Prerequisites: THEA 1168 and THEA 2275, each with a grade of "C" or better. Practical experience in creating costume accessories, with an emphasis on altering existing materials and fabricating items with "found" and unusual materials. (Course fee required.)

THEA 3277. Patterning and Draping (1-2-2) Prerequisites: THEA 1168 and THEA 2275, each with a grade of "C" or better. Practical experience in creating couture-style patterns for theatrical costumes, utilizing both fabric draping and flat-patterning methods. (Course fee required.)

THEA 3305. Children's Theatre Production (0-{1-6}-{1-3}) Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. Practical experience in performing, presenting, and/or directing children's theatre. May be taken four times.

THEA 3315. Meditation for the Actor (0-2-1) An introduction to the practice of the Vedic meditation. Student actors will be taught correct effortless meditation and how, through regular practice, they can reduce psychological stress, and increase creativity and self-actualization.

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 4225. Advanced Musical Theatre Performance (1-2-2) Prerequisite: THEA 3225 with a grade of "C" or better. An advanced exploration of performing and staging techniques in the musical theatre. (Course fee required.)

THEA 4445. Theatre Performance (0-5-1) Prerequisite: Consent of Department chair and THEA 1245 with a grade of "C" or better. Practical application of acting theories and techniques through the rehearsals and performances of a production. May include the supervised performance of a major role in a production. May be taken ten times for credit. (Course fee required.)

THEA 4465. Theatre Production (0-5-1) Prerequisite: Consent of Department chair. Techniques of planning and implementing technical aspects of production. May include the supervised student design and execution of a major technical area of production. May be taken ten times for credit. (Course fee required.)

THEA 4698. Internship (0-0-{1-6}) Prerequisite: Consent of Department chair. This course is designed to allow the student to gain hands-on field experience working with approved non-academic theatre companies and/or organizations. Supervision is provided by a Theatre Arts faculty member and a representative from the cooperating agency. The student must make arrangements with the faculty member and the cooperating company and get permission from the department chair prior to registering for the course. May be taken twice for credit. (S/U grading.) (Course fee required.)

THEA 4899. Independent Study (0-0-{1-3}) Prerequisite: Consent of Department chair. Special projects designed to meet the specific needs of individual students. (Course fee required.)

THEA 5283. Advanced Directing (2-2-3) Prerequisites: THEA 5281 with a grade of "C" or better. Advanced directing theories focusing on methods of staging for arena and thrust configurations. Students may only attempt this class twice. (Course Fee Required)

THEA 5284. Directing and Collaboration (2-2-3) Prerequisite: THEA 5283 with a grade of "B" or better. Detailed study of the role of the director in the production. Practical experience in directing a one-act period or non-realistic play for public performance. Students may only attempt this class twice. (Course Fee Required)

THEA 5575. Selected Topics in Theatre Arts ({1-3}-0-{1-3}) Must be a Theatre Major or have permission of the instructor. Various topics selected by the instructor to meet the needs and interests of the students. May be taken four times for credit with different topics. (Course Fee Required)