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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 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 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 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 2255. Stage Makeup (1-2-2) Must be a Theatre Major or have permission of the instructor. Basic materials and techniques of stage makeup. Practical experience of makeup for characters from a number of plays and in differing makeup styles. (Course Fee Required)

THEA 2260. Voice and Movement for the Actor (2-2-3) Prerequisite: THEA 2000. This course presents an in-depth view of the actor's voice, speech and body in creative expression.

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 2325. Stage Movement (2-2-3) Prerequisites: THEA 1245 with a grade of C or better. Corequisite: THEA 2346. Introduction to movement training for the actor to develop and strengthen the body as an expressive instrument. (Course Fee Required)

THEA 2346. Voice Training for the Stage (2-2-3) Prerequisite: Theatre major or THEA 1245 with a grade of "C" or betterand THEA 2000 with a grade of "S". An introduction to voice training for the actor, with additional focus on dialects. Exercises and techniques are utilized to develop and strengthen the connection to and use of the voice. (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 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 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 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 3262. Costume Design (2-2-3) Prerequisites: THEA 1168, THEA 1355, and THEA 2227 each with a grade of "C" or better. Utilizing design theory, costume history, and script analysis to create appropriate character-specific designs for the stage.

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 3269. Lighting Design (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 design, concepts, and equipment of lighting for the stage. Experience in developing and drafting lighting designs for basic theatre styles. (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 3345. Seminar in Auditions (2-2-3) Prerequisite: THEA 3335 with a grade of C or better. Selection and preparation of material for theatre auditions. Experience in preparing resumes and auditions, cold readings and callback interviews. (Course Fee Required)

THEA 4205. Senior Project in Theatre (0-6-2) Prerequisites: THEA 3000, a grade of "C" or better in all Theatre Courses, and an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher. Requires Department Chair Approval. A faculty-juried presentation by graduating Theatre Arts majors. Satisfactory completion of this course is necessary for the B.F.A. in Theatre Arts. (S/U grading.) (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 4245. Acting 3 (2-2-3) Prerequisite: THEA 3245. Advanced work on creating a role through a variety of acting exercises and intensive partnered scene work.

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 5106. Methods of Teaching Theatre (3-1-3) Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. Practical application of techniques for teaching drama in grades P-12. Curriculum, concepts, procedures for instruction, and observation and participation in the public schools. Students may only attempt this class twice.

THEA 5179. Musical Theatre History (3-0-3) Must be a Theatre Major or have permission of the instructor. An historical overview of Musical Theatre History composers, directors, and choreographers.

THEA 5205. Advanced Creative Dramatics (2-2-3) Prerequisites: THEA 3107 with a grade of "C" or better and Admission to Teacher Education. Advanced exploration of integrating creative dramatics into the classroom. Lectures, student projects, and practical classroom experience.

THEA 5245. Advanced Acting (2-2-3) Prerequisite: THEA 4335 with a grade of "C" or better. Advanced exploration of Acting techniques applied to Stylized plays and heightened texts. (Course fee required.)

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)

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 5285. Computer Aided Design and Drafting (2-2-3) Prerequisite: THEA 2285 with a grade of "C" or better. Advanced study in the use of computer technologies in the theatre. Topics will be selected to meet the needs and interests of the students, and may include scenic and lighting drafting, digital sound designs, digital costume renderings, and three-dimensional modeling.