Available Courses

THEA 102 (GA) FUNDAMENTALS OF ACTING (3)
Students will explore Anne Bogart's Viewpoints to enrich actor creativity, focus, the ability to follow impulses and to become aware of the entire instrument in terms of time and space. Students will then utilize what they've discovered through the Viewpoints to explore The American Method, combining techniques of Uta Hagen, Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg and Sanford Meisner which will allow them to understand that acting is doing and being, not pretending. The class will present scene work in a final informal presentation. This class serves as an arts general education credit and is also appropriate for theatre lovers and those interested in pursuing a life in the theatre. It is a prerequisite for many advanced theatre courses.

THEA 103 DIRECTING FUNDAMENTALS (3)
Students will work with the Viewpoints both from the inside (as an actor) and then begin to utilize what is discovered about time/space for staging scenes. Students will be exposed to great director's writings and will work with Compositions from Shakespeare plays, and then move in to directing short scenes of Modern Masters such as Tennessee Williams, Anton Chekhov, etc. This class is appropriate for those interested in stage and film directing.

THEA 105 (GA;US;IL) THE ART OF THE THEATRE (3)
An experiential survey of all aspects of the living theatre, as presented by a resident company of theatre artists.

THEA 112: Introduction to Musical Theatre
A study of the development of Musical Theatre in America from its roots in minstrels, burlesques and 18th and 19th century European forms through its variations of the 20th century and beyond with emphasis placed on social relevance. Throughout the semester students will also rehearse and perform scenes and musical numbers from relevant plays. At the end of the semester students present samples of this work in a final informal presentation.

THEA 132 Survey of Theatre Production Practice (3)
Survey and application of Scenic, Costume, Lighting, and Sound techniques and practices.

THEA 150 Fundamentals of Design for the Theatre (3)
Exploration of the philosophy and technique of scenic, costume, and lighting design.

THEA 189 (GA) THEATRE PRODUCTION PRACTICUM (1 per semester, maximum of 6)
Supervised experience in theatre by crew participation in University theatre productions. For non-theatre students only.

THEA 200 Script Analysis (2)
An introduction to script analysis for theatre majors, which focus on full text analysis as a foundation for area specific analysis. Two styles of analysis (contextual and structural) are studied.

THEA 202 Beginning Scene Study (3)
Introduction to the fundamentals of scene study through readings, improvisations, exercises and scene work.

THEA 207 (GA;US) Gender and Theatre (3)
A study of theatre and drama literature as formed by issues of gender, race, and ethnic background.

THEA 208 (GA;US;IL) (AAA S) WORKSHOP: THEATRE IN DIVERSE CULTURES (3)
A performance-oriented class which explores the historic and contemporary theatrical works of various culturally diverse peoples.

THEA 282 (GA) PRODUCTION PRACTICUM (3 - 6)
Introduction to all aspects of theatre production--analysis, design, construction, production, performance--for non-theatre majors.

THEA 296 INDEPENDENT STUDIES (1 -18)
Individuals may sign up for an independent study with theatre faculty in an area of study that most interests them and fits within the student's overall educational needs.

THEA 322 Voice and Speech I (2)
Vocal techniques for the actor: articulation, voice control, support, and projection.

THEA 324 Movement for Actors I (2)
Techniques and skills in physical expression, awareness, control, and stage movement.

THEA 407 WOMEN IN THEATRE (3)

THEA 429 THEATRE PERFORMANCE PRACTICUM (1 - 3 per semester)
Supervised experience in rehearsal and performance of significant roles. Prerequisite: admission by audition only

THEA 440 Principles of Playwriting (3 per semester/maximum of 6)
Structure, dramatic effect, characterization, and dialogue; the writing, reading, and criticism of original one-act plays.

THEATRE HISTORY COURSES
Offered on a rotating basis, see course schedule for details.