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Department of Theatre

(College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences)

www.uni.edu/theatre

The Department of Theatre offers the following undergraduate programs. Specific requirements for these programs are listed within this Department of Theatre section in the following order:

Undergraduate Majors (B.A.)

  • Communication-Theatre-Teaching (also listed in Department of Communication Studies)
  • Theatre

Minors

  • Communication-Theatre-Teaching (also listed in Department of Communication Studies)
  • Theatre

Majors 

  1. Students may indicate their interest in majoring in theatre any time after their admission to UNI. Formal indication of interest shall be made via the Declaration of Curriculum form. Declared students will be assigned an advisor in the department. (For freshmen, this shall be a freshman advisor.) 
  2. A student's freshman year shall be devoted primarily to course work in the Liberal Arts Core and Foundations of Theatre (with lab), Stagecraft: Scenery/Lights or Stagecraft: Costumes, Introduction to Reading Playscripts, and Body, Voice, Awareness.  
  3. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 in order to be eligible to participate in productions after practicum course work requirements are completed.
  4. Transfer students entering UNI with an associate arts (A.A.) degree will be admitted to major status if their cumulative GPA is 2.50 or better and upon the condition that the requirements of COMM 1000 (48C:001) (Oral Communication) and ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) /ENGLISH 2015 (620:015) /ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) were satisfied at their junior/community colleges. Transfer students will take THEATRE 1010 (490:010) Foundations of Theatre and THEATRE 1011 (490:011) Foundations of Theatre Lab during their first semester at UNI as part of the transfer orientation process.
  5. Transfer students entering UNI without an A.A. degree will be subject to the admissions standards requirements of students beginning their higher education studies at UNI, i.e. #1 and 2.

Minors 

  1. Admission to a Theatre minor requires a Declaration of Curriculum form and consultation with the department office.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Programs

Communication-Theatre-Teaching Major

The Communication-Theatre-Teaching major requires a minimum of 121 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements, the Professional Education Requirements, and the following specified major requirements to complete the minimum of 121 hours.

The teaching major in communication and theatre is offered jointly by the Departments of Communication Studies and Theatre.

Required
Communication:
COMM 2256 (48C:011)Performing Texts3
COMM 2257 (48C:074)Argumentation and Debate3
COMM 2344 (48C:004)Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 2555 (48C:025)Interactive Digital Communication3
COMM 4355/5355 (48C:141g)Listening3
COMM 4559/5559 (48C:187g)Methods of Teaching Speech3
COMM DM 1611Media Literacy3
Theatre:
COMM 2455 (48C:015)Skills for Making Performance ^3
OR
Foundations of Theatre (THEATRE 1010 is a co-requisite with THEATRE 1011)
THEATRE 1012 (490:015)Stagecraft: Scenery/Lights *3
THEATRE 1030 (490:024)Acting *3
THEATRE 3020 (490:138)Playscript Analysis and Interpretation *3
THEATRE 3070 (490:136)History of the Theatre II3
THEATRE 3115 (490:109)Methods of Teaching Drama and Theatre3
THEATRE 3160 (490:161)Directing3
Applied Activity Option: **
Select 3 of the following:3
Applied Forensics
and Advanced Applied Forensics (each course is 1 hr.) **
Applied Performance Studies
and Advanced Applied Performance Studies (each course is 1-2 hrs.) **
Foundations of Theatre Lab (1 hr.) This course is a co-requisite for THEATRE 1010
Theatre Practicum (1 hr.) **
Electives
Select one of the following:3
Public Speaking (3 hrs.)
Performance of Popular Culture (3 hrs.)
Persuasion (3 hrs.)
Advanced Interpersonal Communication (3 hrs.)
Language and Communication (3 hrs.)
Performance and Social Change (3 hrs.)
Cultural Performance (3 hrs.)
Mass Communication and Society (3 hrs.)
Digital Media Production I
Principles of Public Relations (3 hrs.)
Introduction to Reading Playscripts (3 hrs.)
Creative Drama (3 hrs.)
Theatre Production (1-4 hrs.)
Advanced Theatre Studies (3 hrs.)
Theatre Management (3 hrs.)
Total Hours48

Other courses are available consult with your advisor.

*

These three courses may be taken in any sequence; all prerequisites for THEATRE 3160 (490:161).

**

Students may take any combination of the three Applied Activity courses. Any of the courses can be repeated up to three times. Activities for Communication-Theatre majors include UNI Theatre, UNI Interpreters Theatre, Sturgis Youth Theatre, SAVE (Students Advocating for Voices and Equality) Forum Actors, and UNI Forensics.

For the LAC Category Fine Arts requirement (Category 3A) we recommend that Communication-Theatre Education majors take THEATRE 1002 (490:002) The Theatrical Arts and Society (3 hours).

For the LAC Capstone Experience (Category 6), we recommend that Communication-Theatre Education majors take THEATRE 3100 (490:106) /CAP 3106 (CAP:106) Theatre in Education (3 hours).

Theatre Major

The Theatre major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements*, the major requirements for one of the three Theatre major options as defined below, and university electives to total 120 hours.

*

THEATRE 3060 may substitute for the Fine Arts requirements for all theatre majors, 3 hours in the Liberal Arts Core, Category 3A.


Theatre Major options:

Theatre Major with a Performance emphasis (Theatre core plus 24 hours Performance emphasis requirements)

Theatre Major with a Design and Production emphasis (Theatre core plus 25 hours Design and Production emphasis requirements)

Theatre Major with a Drama and Theatre for Youth emphasis (Theatre core plus 24 hours Drama and Theatre for Youth emphasis requirements)

Theatre core requirements

Theatre:
THEATRE 1010 (490:010)Foundations of Theatre3
THEATRE 1011 (490:011)Foundations of Theatre Lab1
THEATRE 1012 (490:015)Stagecraft: Scenery/Lights3
THEATRE 1015 (490:016)Stagecraft: Costumes3
THEATRE 1020 (490:020)Introduction to Reading Playscripts3
THEATRE 1030 (490:024)Acting3
THEATRE 2050 (490:050)Theatre Practicum (3 required-ONE may be in performance)3
THEATRE 3000 (490:101)Creative Drama3
THEATRE 3020 (490:138)Playscript Analysis and Interpretation3
THEATRE 3060 (490:135)History of the Theatre I3
THEATRE 3070 (490:136)History of the Theatre II3
THEATRE 3160 (490:161)Directing3
Total Hours34

Requirements for the three options are as follows:

Performance Emphasis

Required
Theatre core34
Theatre:
THEATRE 1025Body, Voice, Awareness3
THEATRE 2030 (490:027)Auditioning and the Business of Acting3
THEATRE 3002 (490:121)Movement for the Actor3
THEATRE 3003 (490:122)Vocal Production for the Actor3
THEATRE 3120/5120 (490:126g)Acting Styles3
THEATRE 3125/5125 (490:127g)Acting Studio (two required)6
Departmental electives (3 hours selected from departmental electives below)3
Total Hours58

Design and Production Emphasis

Required
Theatre core34
Theatre:
THEATRE 2040 (490:040)Design Elements for Theatre3
THEATRE 3050/5050 (490:151g)Theatre Production1
THEATRE 3138Production Techniques: Drafting and Pattern Development3
THEATRE 3139 (490:140)Production Techniques: Scene Painting and Makeup3
THEATRE 3140 (490:141)Design: Sets3
THEATRE 3145 (490:142)Design: Lights3
THEATRE 3150 (490:143)Design: Costumes3
Departmental electives (6 hours selected from departmental electives below)6
Total Hours59

Drama and Theatre for Youth Emphasis

Required
Theatre core34
Theatre:
THEATRE 3100/CAP 3106 (CAP:106)Theatre in Education3
THEATRE 3110/5110 (490:104g)Theatre for Youth3
THEATRE 3115 (490:109)Methods of Teaching Drama and Theatre3
Electives from within Theatre Department3
Electives outside Theatre Department (chosen in consultation with advisor)3
Departmental electives (6 hours selected from departmental electives below)6
Total Hours55

Departmental Electives:

Select 6 hours from the following departmental electives:

THEATRE 2055 (490:056)Devised Theatre3
THEATRE 2060Production Studies3
THEATRE 3080/5080 (490:137g)Advanced Theatre Studies3
THEATRE 3155/5155 (490:144g)Topics in Theatre Design and Production3
THEATRE 3190/5190 (490:157g)Stage Management3
THEATRE 3195/5195 (490:168g)Playwriting3


 

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Minors

See admission requirements for Theatre minors.

Communication-Theatre-Teaching Minor

The Communication-Theatre-Teaching minor is offered jointly by the Departments of Communication Studies and Theatre.

Required
COMM 2255 (48C:071)Public Speaking3
COMM 2256 (48C:011)Performing Texts3
COMM 2257 (48C:074)Argumentation and Debate3
COMM DM 1611Media Literacy3
THEATRE 3160 (490:161)Directing3
COMM 4559/5559 (48C:187g)Methods of Teaching Speech3
or THEATRE 3115 (490:109) Methods of Teaching Drama and Theatre
Electives (Select 6 hours)6
Applied Forensics
and Advanced Applied Forensics *
Applied Performance Studies
and Advanced Applied Performance Studies *
Skills for Making Performance
Foundations of Theatre
and Foundations of Theatre Lab **
Acting **
Theatre Practicum *
Total Hours24
*

Any of these courses can be repeated up to three times.

**

These classes must be taken before THEATRE 3160 (490:161).

Theatre Minor

Required
Theatre core:
THEATRE 1010 (490:010)Foundations of Theatre3
THEATRE 1011 (490:011)Foundations of Theatre Lab1
THEATRE 1012 (490:015)Stagecraft: Scenery/Lights3
or THEATRE 1015 (490:016) Stagecraft: Costumes
THEATRE 1020 (490:020)Introduction to Reading Playscripts3
THEATRE 1030 (490:024)Acting3
THEATRE 2050 (490:050)Theatre Practicum (2 required - ONE may be in performance)2
A minimum of 9 credit hours in theatre selected from the list below and approved by the department9
Total Hours24

Theatre Electives (9 hrs. required)

THEATRE 1025Body, Voice, Awareness3
THEATRE 2040 (490:040)Design Elements for Theatre3
THEATRE 2055 (490:056)Devised Theatre3
THEATRE 3000 (490:101)Creative Drama3
THEATRE 3020 (490:138)Playscript Analysis and Interpretation3
THEATRE 3060 (490:135)History of the Theatre I3
THEATRE 3070 (490:136)History of the Theatre II3
THEATRE 3080/5080 (490:137g)Advanced Theatre Studies3
THEATRE 3110/5110 (490:104g)Theatre for Youth3
THEATRE 3160 (490:161)Directing3
THEATRE 3170 (490:170)Senior Project3
THEATRE 3195/5195 (490:168g)Playwriting3
THEATRE 3199/5199 (490:199)Study Tour1-6
THEATRE 3200/5200 (490:158g)Internship1-8

 

Communication-Theatre-Teaching, B.A.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
COMM 1000 (48C:001) Oral Communication 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 12
 Hours15
Spring
ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) College Writing and Research 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 13
 Hours16
Sophomore
Fall
THEATRE 1030 (490:024) Acting 3
COMM 2344 (48C:004) Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 2555 (48C:025) Interactive Digital Communication 3
Applied Activity Option 1
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 6
 Hours16
Spring
INSTTECH 1020 or INSTTECH 1031 2-3
THEATRE 1012 (490:015) Stagecraft: Scenery/Lights 3
Applied Activity Option - COMM 1940 or COMM 1941 or THEATRE 2050 or THEATRE 1011 1
TEACHING 2017 Level 1 Field Experience: Exploring Teaching 1
EDPSYCH 2030 (200:030) Dynamics of Human Development 3
COMM 2256 (48C:011) Performing Texts 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 3
 Hours16-17
Junior
Fall
THEATRE 3020 (490:138) Playscript Analysis and Interpretation 3
TEACHING 3128 Level 2 Field Experience: Teacher as a Change Agent 1
EDPSYCH 3148 (200:148) Learning and Motivation in Classroom Contexts 3
MEASRES 3150 (250:150) Classroom Assessment 2
COMM 4355/5355 (48C:141g) Listening 3
Applied Activity Option 1
Major Electives 3
 Hours16
Spring
COMM DM 1611 Media Literacy 3
COMM 2257 (48C:074) Argumentation and Debate 3
COMM 2455 or THEATRE 1010 3
SOCFOUND 3119 (260:119) Schools and American Society 3
THEATRE 3160 (490:161) Directing 3
Major Electives 3
 Hours18
Senior
Fall
THEATRE 3070 (490:136) History of the Theatre II 3
THEATRE 3115 (490:109) Methods of Teaching Drama and Theatre 3
TEACHING 4170/5170 (280:170g) Human Relations: Awareness and Application 3
COMM 4559/5559 (48C:187g) Methods of Teaching Speech 3
Liberal Arts Core/Electives 3
 Hours15
Spring
TEACHING 3138 (280:138) Secondary School Teaching 12
 Hours12
 Total Hours124-125

 

 

 

Theatre: Performance, B.A.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
Liberal Arts 6
University Electives 3
THEATRE 1010 (490:010) Foundations of Theatre 3
THEATRE 1011 (490:011) Foundations of Theatre Lab 1
THEATRE 1025 Body, Voice, Awareness 3
 Hours16
Spring
Liberal Arts 6
THEATRE 1012 OR THEATRE 1015 3
THEATRE 1020 (490:020) Introduction to Reading Playscripts 3
THEATRE 1030 (490:024) Acting 3
 Hours15
Sophomore
Fall
Liberal Arts 3
University Electives 3
THEATRE 1012 OR THEATRE 1015 3
THEATRE 2050 (490:050) Theatre Practicum 1
THEATRE 3002 (490:121) Movement for the Actor 3
 Hours13
Spring
Liberal Arts 3
University Electives 6
THEATRE 2050 (490:050) Theatre Practicum (critical path) 1
THEATRE 3003 (490:122) Vocal Production for the Actor 3
THEATRE 3020 (490:138) Playscript Analysis and Interpretation 3
 Hours16
Junior
Fall
Liberal Arts 6
University Electives 3
THEATRE 2050 (490:050) Theatre Practicum (critical path) 1
THEATRE 3060 (490:135) History of the Theatre I 3
THEATRE 3125/5125 (490:127g) Acting Studio 3
 Hours16
Spring
Liberal Arts 6
THEATRE 3000 (490:101) Creative Drama 3
THEATRE 3070 (490:136) History of the Theatre II 3
THEATRE 3195/5195 (490:168g) Playwriting 3
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
Liberal Arts 6
University Electives 3
THEATRE 3120/5120 (490:126g) Acting Styles 3
THEATRE 3160 (490:161) Directing 3
 Hours15
Spring
University Electives 8
THEATRE 2030 (490:027) Auditioning and the Business of Acting 3
THEATRE 3125/5125 (490:127g) Acting Studio 3
 Hours14
 Total Hours120

 

 

Theatre Arts, B.A.

Effective Summer 2014, the department is no longer accepting declarations into this major.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
Liberal Arts 9
THEATRE 1010 (490:010) Foundations of Theatre 3
THEATRE 1011 (490:011) Foundations of Theatre Lab 1
THEATRE 1020 (490:020) Introduction to Reading Playscripts 3
 Hours16
Spring
University Electives 3
Liberal Arts 9
THEATRE 1012 (490:015) Stagecraft: Scenery/Lights 3
 Hours15
Sophomore
Fall
THEATRE 3060 History of the Theatre I 3
University Electives 3
THEATRE 1015 (490:016) Stagecraft: Costumes 3
THEATRE 1030 (490:024) Acting 3
THEATRE 2040 (490:040) Design Elements for Theatre(Design & Production Group) 3
THEATRE 2050 (490:050) Theatre Practicum 1
 Hours16
Spring
THEATRE 2050 (490:050) Theatre Practicum (critical path) 1
THEATRE 3070 (490:136) History of the Theatre II 3
THEATRE 3125/5125 (490:127g) Acting Studio(Performance Group) 3
THEATRE 3020 (490:138) Playscript Analysis and Interpretation 3
Liberal Arts 6
 Hours16
Junior
Fall
University Electives 6
Liberal Arts 9
THEATRE 2050 (490:050) Theatre Practicum (critical path) 1
 Hours16
Spring
University Electives 3
Liberal Arts 6
THEATRE 3000 (490:101) Creative Drama(Theatre for Youth Group) 3
THEATRE 3160 (490:161) Directing 3
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
University Electives 9
Liberal Arts Core 3
 Hours12
Spring
Liberal Arts Core 3
University Electives 9
THEATRE 3195/5195 (490:168g) Playwriting(Literature Group) 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours121

  

 

 

Theatre: Drama and Theatre for Youth, B.A.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
Liberal Arts 9
THEATRE 1010 (490:010) Foundations of Theatre 3
THEATRE 1011 (490:011) Foundations of Theatre Lab 1
THEATRE 1020 (490:020) Introduction to Reading Playscripts 3
 Hours16
Spring
Liberal Arts 9
THEATRE 1012 OR THEATRE 1015 3
THEATRE 1030 (490:024) Acting 3
 Hours15
Sophomore
Fall
University Elective 3
Liberal Arts 6
THEATRE 1015 (490:016) Stagecraft: Costumes 3
THEATRE 2050 (490:050) Theatre Practicum (critical path) 1
THEATRE 3000 (490:101) Creative Drama 3
 Hours16
Spring
THEATRE 2050 Theatre Practicum 1
University Electives 3
Liberal Arts 6
THEATRE 3020 (490:138) Playscript Analysis and Interpretation 3
 Hours13
Junior
Fall
University Electives 6
Liberal Arts 3
THEATRE 3060 (490:135) History of the Theatre I 3
THEATRE 3110/5110 (490:104g) Theatre for Youth 3
THEATRE 2050 (490:050) Theatre Practicum (critical path) 1
 Hours16
Spring
Departmentally Approved External Elective 3
Liberal Arts 3
THEATRE 2055 (490:056) Devised Theatre 3
THEATRE 3070 (490:136) History of the Theatre II 3
THEATRE 3100 (490:106) Theatre in Education 3
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
Liberal Arts 6
University Electives 3
THEATRE 3115 (490:109) Methods of Teaching Drama and Theatre 3
THEATRE 3160 (490:161) Directing 3
 Hours15
Spring
Departmentally Approved Internal Elective 3
Liberal Arts 3
University Electives 5
THEATRE 3195/5195 (490:168g) Playwriting 3
 Hours14
 Total Hours120

 

Theatre: Design and Production, B.A.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
Liberal Arts 9
University Electives 3
THEATRE 1010 (490:010) Foundations of Theatre 3
THEATRE 1011 (490:011) Foundations of Theatre Lab 1
THEATRE 1020 (490:020) Introduction to Reading Playscripts 3
 Hours19
Spring
Liberal Arts 9
THEATRE 1012 (490:015) Stagecraft: Scenery/Lights 3
THEATRE 1030 (490:024) Acting 3
 Hours15
Sophomore
Fall
Liberal Arts 6
THEATRE 1015 (490:016) Stagecraft: Costumes 3
THEATRE 2050 (490:050) Theatre Practicum (critical path) 1
THEATRE 2040 (490:040) Design Elements for Theatre 3
THEATRE 3139 (490:140) Production Techniques: Scene Painting and Makeup 3
 Hours16
Spring
Liberal Arts 6
University Electives 3
THEATRE 2050 (490:050) Theatre Practicum 1
THEATRE 3150 (490:143) Design: Costumes 3
THEATRE 3000 (490:101) Creative Drama 3
 Hours16
Junior
Fall
Liberal Arts 6
THEATRE 3020 (490:138) Playscript Analysis and Interpretation 3
THEATRE 2050 (490:050) Theatre Practicum (critical path) 1
THEATRE 3060 (490:135) History of the Theatre I 3
THEATRE 3140 (490:141) Design: Sets 3
 Hours16
Spring
Liberal Arts 3
THEATRE 3070 (490:136) History of the Theatre II 3
THEATRE 3138 Production Techniques: Drafting and Pattern Development 3
THEATRE 3145 (490:142) Design: Lights 3
THEATRE 3160 (490:161) Directing 3
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
Liberal Arts 3
University Electives 9
THEATRE 3190/5190 (490:157g) Stage Management 3
 Hours15
Spring
Liberal Arts Core 3
University Electives 8
THEATRE 3050/5050 (490:151g) Theatre Production 1-4
THEATRE 3155/5155 (490:144g) Topics in Theatre Design and Production 3
 Hours15-18
 Total Hours127-130

Courses

THEATRE 1002 (490:002). The Theatrical Arts and Society — 3 hrs.

Audience-oriented introduction to the dramatic arts, including the live theatre, film, and television, and their interrelationships with society. Special focus sections offered on a rotating basis. Attendance at Strayer-Wood Theatre productions is a class requirement. (Fall and Spring)

THEATRE 1005. Acting for Life — 3 hrs.

A life enhancing course, which uses the skills and tools of acting to enrich the personal and professional life of the student. Students will explore relaxation and concentration techniques and develop methods to increase self-awareness and empathy. As a result of these explorations, students should be able to increase communication skills, and express creative impulses and emotions while getting in touch with a sense of play. The student will leave the course with the knowledge of acting techniques they may employ to help them reach their potential as human beings. The course combines theory and practical hands-on experience. (Variable)

THEATRE 1010 (490:010). Foundations of Theatre — 3 hrs.

A collaborative approach to the exploration and development of the creative impulse, processes and results in the theatre. Team-taught. Production participation required; lab taken concurrently. Lab fee. Corequisite(s): THEATRE 1011 (490:011). (Fall and Spring)

THEATRE 1011 (490:011). Foundations of Theatre Lab — 1 hr.

Provides running crew assignments for all productions in a given semester. Requires an extensive evening commitment. Corequisite(s): THEATRE 1010 (490:010). (Fall and Spring)

THEATRE 1012 (490:015). Stagecraft: Scenery/Lights — 3 hrs.

Introduction to scenery and lighting planning, research and construction for theatrical production. Involves work in the Strayer-Wood Theatre Scenery Studio on Theatre UNI mainstage season plays. Discussion, 3 periods; lab, 3 periods. Lab fee. (Fall and Spring)

THEATRE 1015 (490:016). Stagecraft: Costumes — 3 hrs.

Introduction to costume planning, research and construction for theatrical productions. Involves work in the Strayer-Wood Theatre Costume Studio on Theatre UNI mainstage season plays. Discussion 3 periods, lab 3 periods. Lab fee. (Fall and Spring)

THEATRE 1020 (490:020). Introduction to Reading Playscripts — 3 hrs.

Entry level class that introduces students to play reading using both major dramatic texts and contemporary experimental texts. Includes three to four viewing experiences of live or electronically preserved productions. (Fall and Spring)

THEATRE 1025. Body, Voice, Awareness — 3 hrs.

Learn and apply techniques to free body, voice, mind and emotions for performance. Explore body-and-voice based approaches to theatre by 1) creating actor-generated original work and 2) inhabiting a character from an extant script. (Variable)

THEATRE 1030 (490:024). Acting — 3 hrs.

Introduction to the craft of acting beginning with exercises and culminating in applying the experience of those exercises to a scene from a play. Exploration of increasing self-awareness. Discussion, 3 periods; lab, 3 periods. Prerequisite(s): THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011); OR consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

THEATRE 2030 (490:027). Auditioning and the Business of Acting — 3 hrs.

Selection, preparation, and performance of appropriate audition materials and development of proper audition behavior for the actor. Exploration of graduate schools and acting as a business. 3 periods. Prerequisite(s): THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011); THEATRE 1020 (490:020); THEATRE 1030 (490:024); or consent of instructor. (Fall)

THEATRE 2040 (490:040). Design Elements for Theatre — 3 hrs.

Introduction to the language of design as applied to theatre. Explores studio applications of the elements and principles of design to theatre-specific rendering techniques and design projects. Discussion, 3 hours; lab, 3 hours. Prerequisite(s): THEATRE 1012 (490:015) OR THEATRE 1015 (490:016). (Fall)

THEATRE 2050 (490:050). Theatre Practicum — 1 hr.

Credit for approved work in theatre production (e.g., construction crew, performance, crew head, stage manager). Three required (one may be in performance). Prerequisite(s): THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011). (Fall and Spring)

THEATRE 2055 (490:056). Devised Theatre — 3 hrs.

Collaboration in the creation and presentation of devised work. Discussion 3 periods; lab 3 periods. Prerequisite(s): THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011); THEATRE 1012 (490:015) OR THEATRE 1015 (490:016), THEATRE 1020 (490:020); THEATRE 1025 or THEATRE 1030 (490:024); or consent of the department. (Variable)

THEATRE 2060. Production Studies — 3 hrs.

Involvement in a play's production process combined with an in-depth study of a topic related to that production. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. Only 3 hours may be used for required electives. Prerequisite(s): THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011); THEATRE 1020 (490:020); or consent of the department. (Variable)

THEATRE 2125. Singing Techniques for Musical Theatre — 3 hrs.

Provides basic knowledge about the voice and the application of healthy singing while maintaining the physicality and expressiveness required of the body while acting. Consists of a combination of lecture, individual voice lessons, and performance seminar. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011); Departmental consent required. (Fall and Spring)

THEATRE 2135. Dance for Musical Theatre — 3 hrs.

An introduction to the multiple dance styles required for a musical theatre performer. Consists of Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Partnering techniques. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011); THEATRE 1012 (490:015) OR THEATRE 1015 (490:016); THEATRE 1020 (490:020); THEATRE 1025 OR THEATRE 1030 (490:024). (Spring)

THEATRE 3000 (490:101). Creative Drama — 3 hrs.

Prepares students to guide children and young adults in creative drama. Study of the art of spontaneous drama as it relates to education and development of young people cognitively and creatively. Lab fee. (Variable)

THEATRE 3002 (490:121). Movement for the Actor — 3 hrs.

Designed to encourage relaxation, limberness, and strength. Exploration of ways in which movement and sensory work can trigger and influence character work and emotional connection. Discussion, 3 periods; lab, 3 periods. Prerequisite(s): THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011); THEATRE 1020 (490:020); THEATRE 1025. (Variable)

THEATRE 3003 (490:122). Vocal Production for the Actor — 3 hrs.

Using relaxation and breathing techniques developed by voice practitioners, students will release tension and identify vocal habits which impede the acting process. Includes vocal precision and power, IPA and anatomy. Discussion, 3 periods; lab, 3 periods. Prerequisite(s): THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011); THEATRE 1020 (490:020); THEATRE 1025. (Variable)

THEATRE 3020 (490:138). Playscript Analysis and Interpretation — 3 hrs.

Readings and analysis of plays (Greek to the present) in preparation for production. Prerequisite(s): THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011); THEATRE 1020 (490:020); or consent of instructor. (Variable)

THEATRE 3050/5050 (490:151g). Theatre Production — 1-4 hrs.

Assumption of a major production responsibility under supervision of faculty. May be repeated in various production areas for maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): junior standing; consent of supervising instructor. (Fall and Spring)

THEATRE 3060 (490:135). History of the Theatre I — 3 hrs.

Examination of plays, production methods, and historical trends in the theatre from its beginnings through 1800. Prerequisite(s): THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011); THEATRE 1020 (490:020); or consent of instructor. (Fall)

THEATRE 3070 (490:136). History of the Theatre II — 3 hrs.

Examination of plays, production methods, and historical trends in the theatre from 1800 through the present. Prerequisite(s): THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011); THEATRE 1020 (490:020); or consent of instructor. (Spring)

THEATRE 3080/5080 (490:137g). Advanced Theatre Studies — 3 hrs.

Examination of plays, production methods, and/or historical trends in the theatre. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. Only 3 hours may be used for required electives. Prerequisite(s): THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011); THEATRE 1020 (490:020); or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

THEATRE 3100 (490:106). Theatre in Education — 3 hrs.

Application of theatre performance and improvisation techniques to the teaching of a specific curricular topic intended for young audiences. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Same as CAP 3106 (CAP:106)) (Variable)

THEATRE 3110/5110 (490:104g). Theatre for Youth — 3 hrs.

Specific problems of producing theatre for children, including readings in children's literature, child psychology, and plays. Practical experience in improvised and scripted performances. Lab fee. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

THEATRE 3115 (490:109). Methods of Teaching Drama and Theatre — 3 hrs.

Introduction, exploration, and application of various methods for teaching and assessing drama and theatre practices and learning in K-12 venues. Prerequisite(s): Theatre majors: THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011); THEATRE 1012 (490:015); THEATRE 1030 (490:024); THEATRE 2050 (490:050); THEATRE 3000 (490:101). Prerequisite for other students: consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

THEATRE 3120/5120 (490:126g). Acting Styles — 3 hrs.

Application of techniques learned in THEATRE 1030 (490:024), including theoretical studies of various styles of acting as well as extensive scene work. Discussion, 3 periods; lab, 3 periods. Prerequisite(s): THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011); THEATRE 1020 (490:020); THEATRE 1025; THEATRE 1030 (490:024); THEATRE 3003 (490:122); THEATRE 3125/5125 (490:127g); or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Fall)

THEATRE 3125/5125 (490:127g). Acting Studio — 3 hrs.

Reinforces craft skills and focuses on individual problems through prescriptive scene work and exercises. Performance area emphasis students must take this course twice. May be repeated up to three times for credit. Discussion, 3 periods; lab 3 periods. Prerequisite(s): THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011); THEATRE 1030 (490:024); or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

THEATRE 3135/5135 (490:129g). Stage Combat — 3 hrs.

Basic skills of modern and historic styles of fencing, swordplay, and other modes of fighting, and application of these skills to the planning and safe execution of an effective and artistic stage fight. Discussion, 3 periods; lab, 3 periods. Prerequisite(s): for Theatre majors: THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011); THEATRE 1012 (490:015) OR THEATRE 1015 (490:016); THEATRE 1020 (490:020); THEATRE 1025 OR THEATRE 1030 (490:024). For non-Theatre majors: junior standing. (Spring)

THEATRE 3138. Production Techniques: Drafting and Pattern Development — 3 hrs.

Project work in drafting and pattern development for the theatre. May be repeated in different areas for a maximum of 6 credits. Lab fee. Prerequisite(s): for Theatre majors: THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011); THEATRE 1015 (490:016); or consent of instructor. Prerequisite for other students: consent of instructor. (Variable)

THEATRE 3139 (490:140). Production Techniques: Scene Painting and Makeup — 3 hrs.

Project work in scene painting and makeup for the theatre. May be repeated in different areas for a maximum of 6 credits. Lab fee. Prerequisite(s): for Theatre majors: THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011); THEATRE 1012 (490:015); THEATRE 2040 (490:040); or consent of instructor. Prerequisite for other students: consent of instructor. (Variable)

THEATRE 3140 (490:141). Design: Sets — 3 hrs.

Discussion and project work in the development of scenery for the performing arts. Prerequisite(s): THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011); THEATRE 1012 (490:015); THEATRE 1020 (490:020); THEATRE 2040 (490:040); THEATRE 3138; sophomore standing; or consent of instructor. (Variable)

THEATRE 3145 (490:142). Design: Lights — 3 hrs.

Discussion and project work in the development and presentation of lighting for the performing arts. Prerequisite(s): THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011); THEATRE 1012 (490:015); THEATRE 1020 (490:020); THEATRE 2040 (490:040); THEATRE 3138; sophomore standing; or consent of instructor. (Variable)

THEATRE 3150 (490:143). Design: Costumes — 3 hrs.

Discussion and project work in the development of costumes for the performing arts. Prerequisite(s): for Theatre majors: THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011); THEATRE 1015 (490:016); THEATRE 1020 (490:020); THEATRE 2040 (490:040); sophomore standing. Prerequisite(s) for other students: consent of instructor. (Variable)

THEATRE 3155/5155 (490:144g). Topics in Theatre Design and Production — 3 hrs.

Advanced topics in Design and Production involving research and experiential investigation of production techniques. Rotating topics will include: Period Styles for Theatre, Advanced Problems in Theatre: Make-up Production, Costume Production, Scenery Production, Lighting Production, and Sound Production. Additional topic possibilities are Projections, Metalworking, Puppetry, Millinery, and Model-Making. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): for Theatre majors: THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011); junior standing; or consent of instructor. Prerequisites for other students: junior standing; consent of instructor. (Variable)

THEATRE 3160 (490:161). Directing — 3 hrs.

Analysis of plays and fundamentals of directing. Discussion, 3 periods; lab, 3 periods. Prerequisite(s): for Theatre majors: THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011); THEATRE 1012 (490:015) OR THEATRE 1015 (490:016), THEATRE 1020 (490:020); THEATRE 1030 (490:024); THEATRE 3020 (490:138); junior standing. For Communication-Theatre Majors-Teaching: THEATRE 1012 (490:015); THEATRE 1030 (490:024); THEATRE 3020 (490:138); junior standing. (Fall)

THEATRE 3170 (490:170). Senior Project — 3 hrs.

Departmentally-approved self-directed culminating project that clearly reflects one or more of the learning outcomes for the student's chosen emphasis: Performance, Design/Production or Theatre for Youth. Requires documentation of development, presentation/performance, and critique. Prerequisite(s): declared emphasis; 2.50 cumulative GPA; project approval by department. (Variable)

THEATRE 3180/5180 (490:155g). Theatre Management — 3 hrs.

Intensive study of business practices in the academic, community, and commercial theatre. Field trips and guest lectures. Prerequisite(s): THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011); THEATRE 1012 (490:015) OR THEATRE 1015 (490:016); THEATRE 1020 (490:020); junior standing; or consent of the instructor. (Variable)

THEATRE 3190/5190 (490:157g). Stage Management — 3 hrs.

Introduction to techniques, procedures, and forms used in stage managing theatre and allied performing arts. Prerequisite(s): THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011); THEATRE 1012 (490:015) OR THEATRE 1015 (490:016); sophomore standing; or consent of instructor. (Spring)

THEATRE 3195/5195 (490:168g). Playwriting — 3 hrs.

An introduction to the craft of playwriting. Students will create original plays for the stage, culminating in a public reading of excerpts from these plays. May be repeated up to two times for credit. Prerequisite(s): For Theatre majors: THEATRE 1010 (490:010); THEATRE 1011 (490:011); THEATRE 1020 (490:020); junior standing; or consent of instructor. Prerequisites for other students: consent of instructor; junior standing. (Spring)

THEATRE 3199/5199 (490:199). Study Tour — 1-6 hrs.

Theatre study abroad in established programs. (Variable)

THEATRE 3200/5200 (490:158g). Internship — 1-8 hrs.

Intensive work in specialized area at off-campus theatre facility. For advanced students in theatre. May be repeated for maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): junior standing; consent of advisor and department head. (Variable)

THEATRE 6285 (490:285). Readings in Theatre — 3 hrs.

(Variable)

THEATRE 6289 (490:289). Seminar in Theatre — 3 hrs.

Various topics offered with specific title indicated in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated more than once on different topic. (Fall)

THEATRE 6299 (490:299). Research.

Prerequisite(s): consent of department. (Variable)