Theatre (THEA)

THEA Class Schedule

Courses

THEA 100   Practicum I   credit: 1 to 3 Hours.

Practical work in the design, construction, and handling of scenery, lighting, sound, properties, costumes, and makeup for public performance. A minimum of forty hours of production activity to be arranged for each credit hour. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor required for non-theatre majors.

THEA 101   Introduction to Theatre Arts   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to the arts of theater for non-majors, including acting, design, directing, dramaturgy, and playwriting, together with a survey of theatrical history, minority theater, and plays by women. Attendance at Department of Theater productions (ticket fee required). Credit not given for both THEA 101 and THEA 102.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Lit & Arts

THEA 102   Text to Stage   credit: 4 Hours.

Practical exploration of theatre production for Theatre majors with emphasis on the collaborative contributions of playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and dramaturges, culminating in final group projects in planning productions of one-act plays. Attendance at Department of Theatre productions required. Credit not given for both THEA 101 and THEA 102. This course is required for all Theatre Majors.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Lit & Arts

THEA 103   Survey of Theatre Production   credit: 4 Hours.

Provides a broad overview of the essential functions and practices of the following foundational technical theatre areas: Scenic Technology, Costume Technology, Lighting Technology, Sound technology, Properties Construction Scene Painting, and Stage/Production Management. Through lectures and labs the course provides students with practical application and basic skills essential in the areas of Design, Technology, and Stage Management.

THEA 110   Broadway Musicals   credit: 3 Hours.

A cultural context of the uniquely "American" Broadway musical through an introduction to the art form, an analysis of the pertinent time period, and historical and critical placement of the work as a reflection (and development) of the identity of the United States. This course will introduce the collaborative artistry of the musical, survey specific iconic works, and explore the socio-economic impacts of the Broadway musical. Attendance at selected performances is required.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Lit & Arts
Cultural Studies - Western

THEA 125   Graphic Skills   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to drawing, technical drafting, and model building for the theatre. Drawing and drafting supplies are required. Approved for letter and S/U grading. Prerequisite: Enrollment limited to Theatre majors only.

THEA 126   Stagecraft   credit: 3 Hours.

Studies and training in the materials, techniques, and processes used while executing scenery for the theatre. Includes both classroom lectures and practical laboratory work in the Krannert Center Scene Shop. Prerequisite: THEA 103.

THEA 170   Fundamentals of Acting I   credit: 3 Hours.

Study of the methods of acting, with emphasis on basic acting techniques; role of character in relation to the play as a whole, the play's internal and emotional values, and their interpretation through voice and action.

THEA 175   Fundamentals of Acting II   credit: 3 Hours.

Exploration and communication of experience through speech and action on the stage. Prerequisite: THEA 170.

THEA 180   Violence as a Narrative Tool   credit: 3 Hours.

This course will examine the use of violence as a key element in the creation of narrative for theatre and film. Students will learn to identify and critique specific choices that directors, performers, and filmmakers use in developing scenes of violence to evoke specific responses from their audiences. In addition, this course will interrogate the relationship between theatrical violence and society. Using examples from works of theatre and cinema, students will examine, analyze, and critique the genres of "violence design," while gaining insight to the creative process of fight direction.

THEA 199   Undergraduate Open Seminar   credit: 0 to 5 Hours.

Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

THEA 203   Theatre of Black Experience   credit: 3 Hours.

Surveys the history and literature, and studies dramatic works focused on the black experience through the rehearsal and performance of representative works of black dramatists. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours.

THEA 208   Dramatic Analysis   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to the study of plays for theatre practitioners employing analytical methods and plays from modern theatre. Requires paper or project assignments for each play. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor required for non-theatre majors.

THEA 210   The Tragic Spirit   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as CLCV 222 and CWL 264. See CLCV 222.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Lit & Arts
Cultural Studies - Western

THEA 211   Introduction to Playwriting   credit: 3 Hours.

Practical course in writing for the stage, including a study of basic dramatic construction and the analysis of weekly writing assignments, focusing on structure, style, and imagination, and culminating in a final term project of a one-act play. Prerequisite: THEA 208 or consent of instructor.

THEA 212   Introduction to Directing   credit: 3 Hours.

Practical course in directing for the stage, focusing on script analysis, script preparation, casting, staging techniques, and design strategies, culminating in a directorial concept presentation of a contemporary play. Prerequisite: THEA 208.

THEA 218   Intro to Social Issues Theatre   credit: 3 Hours.

An introductory exploration/survey of the rich histories, theories, and practices of community-based and social issues theatre. Through discussion, participation, lecture, and performance, representative works, movement, and artists will be explored. Lively connections will be made to an array of social issues in today's world. Same as GWS 218.

THEA 220   Survey of Theatrical Design   credit: 3 Hours.

Survey of design elements in theatrical production including the function of scenery, costuming, lighting, and sound in conveying directorial concepts, style, and dramatic meaning. Intended for students not concentrating on theatrical design, this course requires both theoretical and practical projects. Prerequisite: THEA 102, THEA 208, or consent of instructor.

THEA 222   Introduction to Scenic Design   credit: 3 Hours.

Projects and lectures addressing basic technical and aesthetic skills of scene design. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors. Prerequisite: THEA 125.

THEA 223   Introduction to Stage Rigging   credit: 3 Hours.

This course serves as an introduction to theatrical rigging materials, approaches, and techniques. The class will examine the basics of rigging in both traditional proscenium and black box theatrical spaces. Prerequisite: THEA 126.

THEA 231   Intro to Lighting Design   credit: 3 Hours.

Develop an understanding of the basic aspects of lighting design and stage electrics for live performance.

THEA 260   Intro Asian American Theatre   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to Asian American theatre, with emphasis on theatre companies, actors, playwrights, and audiences, through the reading of major dramatic works, examining production histories, and viewing Asian American performances and film. Same as AAS 260.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Cultural Studies - US Minority

THEA 262   Literature of Modern Theatre   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to the principal modes of dramatic expression from around 1870 to the present day. Prerequisite: Completion of campus Composition I general education requirement and THEA 208; or consent of instructor.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Advanced Composition
Humanities - Lit & Arts

THEA 263   Intro African American Theat   credit: 3 Hours.

Focuses on theatre artists, theatre companies, and the role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's). Students will read plays, view productions, screen documentaries, and examine various primary sources. Same as AFRO 212.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Cultural Studies - US Minority

THEA 270   Relationships in Acting I   credit: 3 Hours.

Behavior in stage performance explored on the basis of the actor's relationship with self, with objects, and with other players; emphasizes analysis of playscript to discover action, environment, and relationships. Prerequisite: THEA 175 or consent of instructor.

THEA 271   Voice and Movement I   credit: 2 Hours.

Fundamental development of vocal production as connected to body awareness and movement for the actor. Various exercised, conditioning, and training methods are used. Prerequisite: THEA 175 or consent of instructor.

THEA 275   Relationships in Acting II   credit: 3 Hours.

Beginning scene work with special emphasis on analysis of plays, roles, characterization, and application of skills learned through improvisation and relationships in acting. Prerequisite: THEA 270 or consent of instructor.

THEA 276   Voice and Movement II   credit: 2 Hours.

Further development of the interconnected vocal production and movement processes for the actor. Various exercised, conditioning, and training methods are used. Prerequisite: Enrollment limited to Theatre majors only.

THEA 323   The Comic Imagination   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as CLCV 323 and CWL 322. See CLCV 323.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Advanced Composition
Humanities - Lit & Arts
Cultural Studies - Western

THEA 351   Introduction to Digital Audio Workstations   credit: 3 Hours.

Develop understanding and beginning mastery of digital audio workstations and equipment. Topics include the physics of sound and acoustics, familiarization with and utilization of studio equipment, and developing skills with a range of production techniques. Students will enhance their understanding and appreciation of audio technology and recording.

THEA 359   Professional Stage Management   credit: 2 Hours.

In depth review of principles, techniques and practices related to professional stage management. Each semester will explore a different aspect of stage management and live performance through a series of readings, activities and class discussions. May be repeated once per semester for all BFA Stage Management students. Prerequisite: BFA Stage Management Majors Only.

THEA 360   History of Theatre I   credit: 4 Hours.

History of the drama and theatre of ancient Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages, and the Italian and English Renaissance. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor.

THEA 361   History of Theatre II   credit: 4 Hours.

History of the drama and theatre of the Spanish Renaissance, seventeenth-century France, the English Restoration, the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Europe and America, and Asia. Prerequisite: THEA 360 or consent of instructor.

THEA 371   Acting Studio I: Dynamics   credit: 1 Hour.

Development of movement and voice skills for actors. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors. Prerequisite: THEA 275, consent of chair of Acting Program, and concurrent registration in THEA 372, THEA 373, and THEA 374.

THEA 372   Acting Studio I: Voice   credit: 2 Hours.

Concentrated training in standard speech for the stage and the International Phonetic Alphabet. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors. Prerequisite: THEA 275, consent of chair of Acting Program, and concurrent registration in THEA 371, THEA 373, and THEA 374.

THEA 373   Acting Studio I: Movement   credit: 2 Hours.

Concentrated training in movement skills and mask characterization. . Enrollment limited to Theatre majors. Prerequisite: THEA 275, consent of chair of Acting Program, and concurrent registration in THEA 371, THEA 372, and THEA 374.

THEA 374   Acting Studio I: Acting   credit: 3 Hours.

Acting in realistic and naturalistic plays. A performance is given at the end of the term. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors. Prerequisite: THEA 275, consent of chair of Acting Program, and concurrent registration in THEA 371, THEA 372, and THEA 373.

THEA 375   Acting Studio II: Dynamics   credit: 1 Hour.

Continuing development of movement and voice skills for actors. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors. Prerequisite: THEA 371, THEA 372, THEA 373 and THEA 374, and concurrent registration in THEA 376, THEA 377 and THEA 378.

THEA 376   Acting Studio II: Voice   credit: 2 Hours.

Continued training in standard speech for the stage and the International Phonetic Alphabet. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors. Prerequisite: THEA 371, THEA 372, THEA 373, and THEA 374, and concurrent registration in THEA 375, THEA 377 and THEA 378.

THEA 377   Acting Studio II: Movement   credit: 2 Hours.

Concentrated training in movement for the stage, body alignment and awareness. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors. Prerequisite: THEA 371, THEA 372, THEA 373, and THEA 374; and concurrent registration in THEA 375, THEA 376 and THEA 378.

THEA 378   Acting Studio II: Acting   credit: 3 Hours.

Development of acting skills for musical theatre including dance, singing, and the analysis of British and American musical theatre materials. A performance is given at the end of the term. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors.Prerequisite: THEA 371, THEA 372, THEA 373, and THEA 374, and concurrent registration in THEA 375, THEA 376 and THEA 377.

THEA 391   Individual Topics   credit: 2 Hours.

Individual projects and problems. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

THEA 392   Individual Topics   credit: 2 Hours.

Individual projects and problems. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

THEA 399   Undergraduate Group Seminar   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Group exploration of specialized topics. May be repeated in the same term to a maximum of 8 hours. May be repeated in subsequent terms to a maximum of 12 hours.

THEA 400   Practicum II   credit: 1 to 3 Hours.

Advanced practical work in acting; theatre management; dramaturgy and directing; and the design, construction, and handling of scenery, lighting, sound, properties, costumes, and makeup for public performance. 1 to 3 undergraduate hours. 1 to 3 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: Enrollment limited to Theatre majors.

THEA 406   Opera/Dance Stage Management   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Explores the professional practice of opera and dance stage management including understanding producing models, rehearsal and performance practices, and management techniques. Emphasis on building skills to prepare opera and dance prompt-books and production paperwork. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. In the BFA Stage Management Curriculum, this course would replace 3 credits of THEA 409 Stage Management Workshop. Prerequisite: Stage Management Majors only unless approved by instructor.

THEA 408   AEA Union Stage Management   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Exploration of the Actors' Equity Association LORT contract: practices and concerns. Emphasis on practical use an application of union contracts with particular focus on workplace rules and regulations. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: THEA 451.

THEA 409   Stage Management Workshop   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Explores advanced topics in stage management focusing on practical applications of principles learned in earlier courses. Possible topics include: Touring Stage Management, Stage Managing Opera and Dance, and Production Management. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or separate terms to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours as topics vary. Prerequisite: THEA 445 and THEA 446.

THEA 410   Dramaturgs Workshop   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Seminar course focusing on the role of the dramaturg in the collaborative process. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours and 12 graduate hours, if topics vary.

THEA 411   Playwrights Workshop   credit: 3 Hours.

Seminar course focusing on the role of the playwright in the collaborative process. Course may be repeated as topics will vary. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 9 graduate hours. Prerequisite: THEA 211.

THEA 412   Directors Workshop   credit: 3 Hours.

Seminar course exploring the role of the director in the collaborative process. Course may be repeated as topics will vary. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. May be repeated to maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 9 graduate hours. Prerequisite: THEA 212.

THEA 415   Scenic Design I   credit: 4 Hours.

Advanced problems in scene design for period and style plays and development of professional portfolio. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours if topics vary. Cannot repeat a section already taken. Prerequisite: THEA 222 or consent of instructor.

THEA 417   Leading Post-Perform Dialog   credit: 4 Hours.

Study of the history, processes, and methods of leading discussions with social issues theatre audiences. Emphasis on the skills and techniques of facilitators/peer educators; artistic considerations; function and application of the dramaturg; and practical experience through facilitation of social issues theatre dialog. Same as GWS 417. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above or consent of instructor.

THEA 418   Devising Social Issues Theatre   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Focuses on the role of the artist as 'cultural worker' through devising theatre in a community-based context that is explicitly concerned with social and/or health-related issues. While there is substantial research, reading and critique involved, the overall experience will be that of rigorously composing theatrical work vital to the community. Same as GWS 418. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

THEA 419   Theatrical CAD Drafting I   credit: 3 Hours.

A functional, working knowledge of AutoCAD is required for most, if not all, theatre technicians working in the field today. This course is an introduction to the software. Students will gain a basic familiarity of what the program is capable of and how to apply that to the creation of drawings used in the Entertainment Industry. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: THEA 425. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors or by consent of instructor.

THEA 420   Shop Practice   credit: 4 Hours.

This course is an exploration of techniques and tooling for wood and plastic fabrication. The course provides hands-on training to develop fabrication skills and problem solving abilities. A strong sense of craft, accuracy, and quality will be emphasized throughout this course. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: THEA 126.

THEA 421   Welding for the Stage   credit: 4 Hours.

This course is an introduction and training in materials, techniques, and processes used in metalworking and MIG Welding. The course will provide both classroom and hands-on training and experience. This course is primarily project-based and will focus on developing metalworking and welding skill, but also provide the means to analyze and manage other metalworkers and their projects. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

THEA 422   Structures for the Stage I   credit: 3 Hours.

The incorporation of structural analysis into the technical design of theatrical scenery has become a necessary tool of every Technical Director. This course is a study of the foundation vocabulary, the mathematical equations and the graphical representations that are used to assist us in solving these design challenges. Knowledge of these foundation ideas will help students to make more informed and structurally sound technical designs. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: THEA 126. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors or by consent of instructor.

THEA 423   Advanced Lighting Design   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

A study of lighting design as it relates to color, intensity, distribution, and movement. Material covered includes: script analysis, scenic breakdowns, photometrics and lighting for live performance. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: THEA 231.

THEA 424   Electric Motors & Fluid Power   credit: 3 Hours.

The addition of automation into the entertainment industry was a major turning point in the capabilities of live theater. This course begins the study of dynamics and the equipment commonly used to move scenery onstage. We will be covering the vocabulary, the mathematical equations, and information about electric motors, pneumatic & hydraulic components and other equipment used in theatrical mechanical design. The knowledge learned will build the foundation for students to identify and select the appropriate equipment to use and to communicate automated movement concepts to the artistic personalities involved in a theatrical production. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: THEA 430. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors or by consent of instructor.

THEA 425   Stage Drafting   credit: 3 Hours.

Traditional and digital drafting techniques for scenic and lighting design and for technical production. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: THEA 125. Theatre Majors only.

THEA 426   History of Decor   credit: 3 Hours.

Historical and comparative survey of designs, motifs, and forms of decor in the West. Emphasis on the relation between research and design for the stage. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. May be repeated in separate terms to a max of 6 hours if topics vary.

THEA 427   Scene Painting   credit: 2 Hours.

Techniques and practice of scene painting; lab time required. 2 undergraduate hours. 2 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

THEA 428   Scenic Painting II   credit: 3 Hours.

In this course, students will study and apply advanced materials, techniques, and skills of scenic painting. Over the semester, students will work to improve their own skills and techniques, with an emphasis on techniques, mediums, surfaces, and process. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 3 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: THEA 427.

THEA 430   Technical Direction I   credit: 3 Hours.

This course will introduce the students to various aspects of working on a production at Krannert Center and the resources available to them. The remainder of the semester will focus on the foundations of theatrical technical design and the production process typical of a regional theatre. The students will put this knowledge to practical use by working through the necessary steps for theoretical productions, from beginning to end, in the second half of the semester. In addition, discussions on topics related to the other duties and responsibilities of a Technical Director will occur. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: THEA 223 and THEA 425. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors or by consent of instructor.

THEA 431   The Lighting Laboratory   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

The investigation of lighting design theories through paper projects and practical experimentation in the lighting lab. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: THEA 231, THEA 423, or graduate standing.

THEA 432   Lighting for Non-Theatrical Spaces and Styles   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

A strong focus on lighting for architecture, landscape architecture, special events, theme parks, museums, concerts and site-specific venues. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: THEA 231, THEA 423, THEA 431.

THEA 433   Business of Lighting Design   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Practical approaches to working as a professional lighting designer. Material covered includes: unions, contracts, negotiations, agents, assistants vs. associates, city survival, promotional websites, touring, residencies, etc. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: THEA 231, THEA 423, THEA 431, THEA 432.

THEA 434   Advanced Lighting Seminar   credit: 1 Hour.

An open discussion of current shows and trends in the lighting industry including Skype interviews with business professionals. 1 undergraduate hour. 1 graduate hour. Prerequisite: Theatre Majors Only.

THEA 435   Professional Lighting Systems   credit: 2 Hours.

Practical study of state-of-the-art lighting technology for the theatre, using the facilities of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. In-depth study of lighting control systems and programming, instrument maintenance, special effects, and the role of the master electrician in production. 2 undergraduate hours. 2 graduate hours. May not be repeated for credit.

THEA 437   Software for Lighting Design   credit: 2 Hours.

Practical study of lighting design software currently used in the professional theatre and the entertainment industry. As technology evolves and new software developed, software programs will be added. Accommodating upgrades may necessitate offering the course every other year. 2 undergraduate hours. 2 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours. Prerequisite: THEA 231 and THEA 425.

THEA 442   Costume Patterning   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Methods of draping and drafting patterns for period theatrical costumes. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

THEA 444   Costume Draping   credit: 4 Hours.

Development of patterns for theatrical costumes through advanced draping techniques. Extensive lab work culminating in draping and constructing. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: THEA 442.

THEA 445   Costume History and Design I   credit: 2 or 4 Hours.

Surveys theatrical costume and fashion of major periods; emphasizes relationships to styles of art and dramaturgy, social milieu, and production design. 2 or 4 undergraduate hours. 2 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

THEA 446   Costume History and Design II   credit: 2 or 4 Hours.

Continuation of THEA 445. 2 or 4 undergraduate hours. 2 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: THEA 445 or equivalent.

THEA 447   Costume Rendering   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Studio course in costume rendering techniques: analysis of costume figure, rendering of fabrics, exploration of various rendering media. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

THEA 448   Advanced Costume Crafts   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

The research, rendering, and execution of armor, millinery, jewelry, and masks; dyeing with natural substances and with chemical dyes and the art of distressing clothing to achieve an aged, worn, tired or tattered look. Student is responsible for providing all materials used to complete the various projects. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: THEA 445 and THEA 446.

THEA 449   Costume Fabrication   credit: 4 Hours.

Explores, through design projects, the appropriateness of various fabrics for specific costumes determined by historical accuracy, style, and constructability. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: THEA 445 and THEA 446. Costume Majors or consent of instructor.

THEA 450   Management Seminar   credit: 1 Hour.

Addresses production and management issues surrounding Theater Department and KCPA productions. Guest speakers provide professional points of view on various management topics. 1 undergraduate hour. 1 graduate hour. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 undergraduate or 6 graduate hours.

THEA 451   Principles of Stage Management   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Studies in the principles and the craft of stage management. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Minimum of sophomore standing in a Theatre curriculum.

THEA 452   Principles of Arts Management   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Introduction to the basic practices of theatre and arts management with emphasis on facilities management, arts marketing, and financial planning in the performing arts. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Junior, senior or graduate standing.

THEA 453   Introduction to Theatre Sound   credit: 3 Hours.

Exploration of audio production techniques, software, and equipment as related to theatrical sound. Students will actively engage in recording, script analysis, sound effect creation, utilization of playback software and other audio equipment. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Each graduate student is required to create 2 sound stories in addition to normal requirements of the course.

THEA 454   Sound Design I   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to concepts of theatrical sound design and basic sound system design as applied to the modern theatre. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Graduate students do an additional in-depth audio mixing project and an additional sound effects creative project. Prerequisite: THEA 351 Introduction to Digital Audio Workstations and THEA 453 Introduction to Theatre Sound.

THEA 455   Sound Design II   credit: 3 Hours.

Rotating Topics Course: Multi-semester study of project-based advanced sound design concepts and techniques in audio recording. Projects focus on mixing and editing for music, theatre and film production, and utilization of current digital technology. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 18 hours, as topics vary. Prerequisite: THEA 454 Sound Design I.

THEA 456   Properties Design   credit: 3 Hours.

Principles of stage property design, planning and management. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours.

THEA 457   Model Making for the Stage   credit: 2 Hours.

Familiarizes students with diverse techniques, materials, and tools available to model makers, especially in theatre design. Focuses work on traditional craftsmanship of 1/4" scale and 1/2" scale models including sculpting, casting, and soldering. Also address issues of scale, texture, color, and specialty finishes. Open to all designers, artists, and technicians, including students in Museum Studies. Prior knowledge of studio art helpful but not required. 2 undergraduate hours. 2 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Contact instructor for approval.

THEA 458   Rendering for Live Performance   credit: 2 Hours.

Develops students' ability to realize visually their design ideas through drawings and renderings. Students will deal with perspective problems and study shadow and light. Focuses on painting techniques with various media on different surfaces and explorations of different materials used by known designers in the field. Students will be given opportunities to render specific design projects for their personal portfolios. Course consists of lectures, demonstrations, and in-class exercised. Open to all designers, artists, and technicians. 2 undergraduate hours. 2 graduate hours. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 4 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor required.

THEA 459   Sound Systems   credit: 2 Hours.

Project-based study of professional techniques in sound system applications and design for sound reinforcement in music, theatre, and architectural applications. 2 undergraduate hours. 2 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: THEA 453.

THEA 460   Multi-Ethnic Theatre   credit: 4 Hours.

Focuses on the history and aesthetics of African, Asian, African American, Asian American, Latino/Latina, and Native American plays and productions. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: THEA 102.

THEA 461   Introduction to Media Design   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Lecture/Studio Course focused on the skill of creating programmed images for live performance of dance, theatre and music theatre. Students will acquire technical skills as well as be introduced to the relationship of projected images to text, performer, space and time. Lecture and classwork projects develop skills with digital technology, images and projections in live performance. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

THEA 462   Advanced Media Design   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Lecture/Studio Course focused on the advanced tools and skills of creating programmed images for live performance of dance, theatre and music theatre. Students will acquire advanced technical skills as well as continue to explore to the relationship of projected images to text, performer, space and time. Lectures and projects develop advanced skills with digital technology, images and projections in live performance. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

THEA 463   American Theatre History I   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Survey of the development of American theatre as a cultural, social, political, and economic institution from the colonial era to 1900. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Junior, senior, or graduate standing.

THEA 464   American Theatre History II   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Survey of the development of American theatre as a cultural, social, political, and economic institution from the late nineteenth century to the present. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Junior, senior or graduate standing.

THEA 465   Musical Theatre History   credit: 4 Hours.

History of the American musical in the twentieth century, studied through the contributions of major composers, lyricists, directors, and choreographers. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above, or consent of instructor.

THEA 467   Contemporary Theatrical Forms   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Study of post-World War I theatre, including the New Stagecraft, expressionism, Brecht and epic theatre, theatre of the absurd, and later developments. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: THEA 208, and junior, senior or graduate standing.

THEA 471   Acting Studio III: Dynamics   credit: 1 Hour.

Continuing development of movement and voice skills for actors. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors. 1 undergraduate hour. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: THEA 375, THEA 376, THEA 377 and THEA 378, and concurrent registration in THEA 472, THEA 473 and THEA 474.

THEA 472   Acting Studio III: Voice   credit: 2 Hours.

Advanced training in voice and speech for the stage with emphasis on classic texts. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors. 2 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: THEA 375, THEA 376, THEA 377 and THEA 378, and concurrent registration in THEA 471, THEA 473 and THEA 474.

THEA 473   Acting Studio III: Movement   credit: 2 Hours.

Training in stage combat, sword, and rapier. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors. 2 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: THEA 375, THEA 376, THEA 377 and THEA 378, and concurrent registration in THEA 471, THEA 472 and THEA 474.

THEA 474   Acting Studio III: Acting   credit: 3 Hours.

Acting in Shakespearean and other Elizabethan, Jacobean, and Caroline drama. A performance is given at the end of the term. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: THEA 375, THEA 376, THEA 377 and THEA 378, and concurrent enrollment in THEA 471, THEA 472 and THEA 473.

THEA 475   Acting Studio IV: Dynamics   credit: 1 Hour.

Continuing development of movement and voice skills for actors. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors. 1 undergraduate hour. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: THEA 471, THEA 472, THEA 473 and THEA 474, and concurrent enrollment in THEA 476, THEA 477 and THEA 478.

THEA 476   Acting Studio IV: Voice   credit: 2 Hours.

Advanced training in voice and speech for the stage with emphasis on dialects. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors. 2 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: THEA 471, THEA 472, THEA 473 and THEA 474, and concurrent enrollment in THEA 475, THEA 477 and THEA 478.

THEA 477   Acting Studio IV: Movement   credit: 2 Hours.

Advanced training in unarmed stage combat and quarterstaff. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors. 2 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: THEA 471, THEA 472, THEA 473 and THEA 474, and concurrent enrollment in THEA 475, THEA 476 and THEA 478.

THEA 478   Acting Studio IV: Acting   credit: 3 Hours.

Studies in the techniques of acting for the camera and cold readings; analysis of distinguished film acting. Scenes are recorded in the television studio. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: THEA 471, THEA 472, THEA 473 and THEA 474, and concurrent enrollment in THEA 475, THEA 476 and THEA 477.

THEA 479   Preparation for Auditions   credit: 2 Hours.

Each actor, through extensive research, prepares a portfolio of audition pieces for the opportunities imminent before and after graduation for resident companies, commercial productions, and film, or professional graduate schools. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors. 2 undergraduate hours. 2 graduate hours. Prerequisite: THEA 375, THEA 376, THEA 377, THEA 378.

THEA 480   Upholstery Techniques   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

This course is an introduction to the techniques, tools, and materials commonly used when upholstering furniture for the stage. Students will have the opportunity to learn a variety of skills and complete several sewing and upholstery samples, building basic upholstery skills into advanced techniques through class projects. All of these skills are paramount for anyone considering a career in the performing arts as a crafts person. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Students talking this class should have prior sewing experience and a familiarity with common soft craft tools such as a serger, sewing machine, foam cutter, and various glues and adhesives. For Theatre Majors only. Only MFA and upper level BFA Technical/Design Theatre Students may take this class.

THEA 481   Content Creation 1: Camera and Editing for Media Design   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Lecture/Studio Course focused on creating original video content. There is special emphasis on producing media assets to be used as a part of live performance of dance, theatre and music theatre. Lecture and classwork projects develop skills in developing image ideas from text to storyboards to camera images to completed motion video. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

THEA 482   Content Creation 2: Motion Graphics & VFX for Media Design   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Lecture/Studio Course focused on creating motion graphics & video special effects content. There is special emphasis on producing media assets to be used as a part of live performance of dance, theatre and music theatre. Lecture and classwork projects are intended to explore and develop skills in preparing still images and animating them into motion video. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

THEA 485   Prop Furniture Construction   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

This course explores the skills and tools commonly used for furniture construction. Students will learn a variety of fine woodworking techniques while constructing samples that will ultimately lead to a realized piece of furniture. In this advanced course of study, students will focus on joinery, the properties of finer lumber choices, programing the CNC for automated cutting assistance, the use of a wood lathe, and natural fiber upholstery techniques such as rushing and caning. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Students taking this class should have prior carpentry and woodworking experience and a familiarity with bench tools, hand tools, various glues, and common construction materials.

THEA 490   Professional Internship   credit: 0 to 14 Hours.

Professional work with an approved host theatre or institution in an area related to the student's academic program; exposure to and participation in professional theatre. Full documentation and approval of internship activities required. 0 to 14 undergraduate hours. 0 to 12 graduate hours. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated in the same or subsequent terms, if topics vary. Prerequisite: Junior, senior, or graduate standing in Theatre; consent of Internship Coordinator.

THEA 491   Advanced CAD Drafting for Lighting Designers   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Advanced practical study of CAD drafting for lighting designers and technicians utilizing current industry software. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: THEA 437.

THEA 492   Digital Rendering for Lighting   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

An exploration of 3-D rendering techniques for live performance using software specific to the lighting industry. Teach skills necessary to create an artistic representation of a design and to imagine a production. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

THEA 493   Lighting Opera & Musicals   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

An advanced study of techniques used for lighting musicals and operas through paper projects and various lectures. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

THEA 494   Advanced Problem Solving for Lighting Designers   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Practical projects to help lighting designers and technicians prepare for unforeseen problems that arise in professional situations when dealing with various lighting projects and gear. Topics addressed include storytelling, plot, practical lighting, and repertory. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

THEA 495   Capstone Project   credit: 1 Hour.

This course is intended for students to demonstrate their proficiency, creativity, ability, and authority as a professional in Scenic Technology. Students will implement the knowledge gained in courses taken and production to prove their understanding and skills in a culminating project. 1 undergraduate hour. No graduate credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 2 hours in separate terms. Prerequisite: Enrollment by permission of area chair.

THEA 497   Audio Engineering I   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to audio engineering and system design concepts through exploration of audio consoles, amplification, loudspeaker manufacturing and design. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: THEA 453.

THEA 498   Audio Engineering II   credit: 3 Hours.

Rotating Topics: Project-based study of professional techniques in sound system applications and design for sound reinforcement in music, theatre and architectural applications. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. May be repeated in separate semesters for up to 12 hours for undergraduate students and up to 18 hours for graduate students. Prerequisite: THEA 497: Audio Engineering I.

THEA 505   Proseminar in Theatre Practice   credit: 4 Hours.

Orientation to production activity at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, review of contemporary theatre practice in the United States, survey of methods in production research, and selected projects in theatre specialties. Prerequisite: Enrollment limited to Theatre majors.

THEA 519   Theatrical CAD Drafting II   credit: 3 Hours.

AutoCAD is the industry-wide standard drafting program for Scenic Technology and Technical Direction for entertainment. This course is designed to teach advanced Scenic Technology students how to optimize AutoCAD as a drafting and 3D modeling tool. Emphasis will be given to 3D modeling as the standard method for working in AutoCAD. 3 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: THEA 419. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors or by consent of instructor.

THEA 522   Structures for the Stage II   credit: 3 Hours.

The incorporation of structural analysis into the technical design of theatrical scenery has become a necessary tool of every Technical Director. This course continues the study from THEA 422 Structures for the Stage I. More advanced vocabulary and mathematical equations are examined in depth. Topics such as complex structural steel design, structural aluminum design, plywood design, and truss design will be covered. 3 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: THEA 422.

THEA 524   Automation for the Stage   credit: 3 Hours.

This course builds upon knowledge acquired in THEA 424 and applies it to practical applications when using automation onstage. The course incorporates problem-identification and solving skills in the student's work and various other scenarios to design proper theatrical machines as solutions. Hands-on lab work will also be included. 3 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: THEA 424.

THEA 530   Technical Direction II   credit: 3 Hours.

This course builds on the acquired knowledge from THEA 430. The course revolves around the discussion of advanced topics in Technical Direction. The students will examine more in-depth technical design problems and find solutions to the problems both individually and as a group. The students will also be able to apply the knowledge and skills acquired from other previous courses. 3 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: THEA 430. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors.

THEA 550   Colloquium Design & Theat Tech   credit: 4 or 8 Hours.

Projects in design for the theatre or in theatre technology, including stage scenery, costuming, lighting, makeup, projections, and sound and stage systems. May be repeated to a maximum of 32 hours. Prerequisite: Enrollment limited to graduate students in theatre design and technology.

THEA 560   Seminar in Theatre History   credit: 4 Hours.

Studies in the history of the theatre. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

THEA 561   Seminar in Dramatic Literature   credit: 4 Hours.

Advanced studies of plays as dramatic literature in historical and theoretical contexts. Selection of plays may vary each semester. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 16 graduate hours.

THEA 562   Seminar in Theatre Theory   credit: 4 Hours.

Studies in theories of drama, theatre, and performance. Examination of major theorists in both theatre scholarship and critical theory. Emphasis placed on studies in methodology. Specific topics may vary. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 16 hours.

THEA 564   Stud Theatre Hist 20th Century   credit: 4 Hours.

Examines selected movements and contributors to the theatre from the late nineteenth-century to the contemporary period. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours with approval. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

THEA 571   Colloquium in Acting: Dynamics   credit: 1 Hour.

Intensive professional training in voice and movement skills for the actor. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Enrollment limited to graduate acting students; concurrent registration in THEA 572, THEA 573 and THEA 574.

THEA 572   Colloquium in Acting: Voice   credit: 2 Hours.

Intensive professional training in voice and speech for the actor. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: Enrollment limited to graduate acting students; concurrent registration in THEA 571, THEA 573 and THEA 574.

THEA 573   Colloquium in Acting: Movement   credit: 2 Hours.

Intensive professional training in movement and stage combat for the actor. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: Enrollment limited to graduate acting students; concurrent registration in THEA 571, THEA 572 and THEA 574.

THEA 574   Colloquium in Acting: Acting   credit: 3 Hours.

Intensive professional training in acting with a different focus each term on a particular style of dramatic literature. May be repeated to a maximum of 18 hours. Prerequisite: Enrollment limited to graduate acting students; concurrent registration in THEA 571, THEA 572 and THEA 573.

THEA 591   Special Problems   credit: 0 to 8 Hours.

Individual research in selected topics by arrangement with the instructor. 0 to 8 graduate hours. No professional credit. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated up to 72 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

THEA 595   Creative Project   credit: 1 to 8 Hours.

Open to MFA, MA, and PhD in Theatre 1 to 8 graduate hours. No professional credit. May be repeated up to 20 hours in the same term or 72 hours in separate terms, if topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

THEA 599   Thesis Research   credit: 0 to 16 Hours.

Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.