Theatre, Department of

Kirsten Pullen
4-122 Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 South Goodwin, Urbana
PH: (217) 333-2371
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http://theatre.illinois.edu

The curricular concentrations in the Department of Theatre provide intensive and extensive preparation for the rigorous demands of a professional career in the theatre. A strong commitment to work in the theatre and a realistic understanding of its intellectual, aesthetic, and physical demands are therefore necessary in students who enter the department.

Before acceptance into theatre, applicants must participate in auditions or interviews, which take place at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts five or more weekends each year, and at selected regional locations (normally Chicago and New York). In these auditions, applicants who plan to pursue the concentration in acting should present a three-minute audition, comprising two contrasting works from dramatic literature. Applicants wishing to pursue one of the concentrations in design, technology, and management should present a portfolio of previous theatre work. Applicants who intend to pursue the theatre studies concentration should also bring evidence of their previous theatre work and a 500-word essay addressing the aspects of the theatre studies program that interest them most and why they want to pursue those aspects. Information on these auditions and interviews will be sent to applicants once they have applied to the University and their eligibility has been determined by the Office of Admissions and Records.

Concentrations in theatre are in Acting, Costume Design and Technology, Lighting Design, Scenic Design, Scenic Technology, Sound Design and Technology, Stage Management, and Theatre Studies. Students are initially accepted as theatre majors and then formally admitted to one of these concentrations after an evaluation by the faculty during the student's first or second year. The concentrations in acting and design, technology, and management are intended for students who, in the judgement of the faculty, are ready to concentrate in these specialties in an intensive undergraduate professional training curriculum. The theatre studies concentration is intended for students who plan to pursue advanced training in directing, dramaturgy, playwriting, arts management, social issues theatre, and theatre history and criticism.

As one of the resident producing organizations at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, the Department of Theatre produces six or seven fully mounted productions each academic year and three each summer. The theatres and workshops of the Krannert Center serve as laboratories for theatre students, who have the opportunity to learn and to work alongside an outstanding staff of resident theatre professionals and visiting artists, preparing performances in theatre, opera, and dance. In addition, the department sponsors a small experimental theatre space for student-written and student-directed productions.

All theatre majors must successfully complete production crew assignments at the Krannert Center under THEA 100-Practicum I. Acting and theatre studies students cast in Krannert Center productions or assigned to assist in Krannert Center productions must also take THEA 400-Practicum, II. Design, technology, and management students are required to work on Krannert Center productions as assigned for THEA 400-Practicum, II, credit. Students seeking credit for practical theatre work outside the Krannert Center must secure the approval and supervision of theatre faculty in the form of an Individual Project (THEA 391 or THEA 392) or as a Professional Internship (THEA 490) or Creative Project (THEA 595).

Curricula in Theatre

For the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre

A minimum of 128 hours of credit is required for the degree.

General Education Requirements for all University Students

Composition I4
Advanced Composition (fulfilled by THEA 261)
Quantitative Reasoning, I and II6
Foreign Language0-12
General Education18
Humanities and the Arts (fulfilled by THEA 102 and THEA 261)
Natural Sciences and Technology (6 hours)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 hours)
Cultural Studies (Western and non-Western Cultures) (6 hours)
General non-Theatre Electives9
Open Electives11-14
Total Hours48-51

Core Requirements for all Theatre Majors

THEA 102Text to Stage 14
THEA 103Survey of Theatre Production4
THEA 170Fundamentals of Acting I 13
THEA 125Graphic Skills 13
or THEA 175 Fundamentals of Acting II
THEA 208Dramatic Analysis3
THEA 262Literature of Modern Theatre3
THEA 360History of Theatre I4
THEA 361History of Theatre II4
Total Hours28

Acting Program

The acting program provides intensive training in a wide variety of performing media. In the first and second years, students take introductory courses in movement, voice, and acting. In their second year of study in the department, students must audition for acceptance into the studio in acting. In addition to successful completion of all classes in their first and second years, acceptance will be based on an evaluation of each student's potential for professional-caliber performance, commitment to theatre, and the necessary discipline for intensive study. Third- and fourth-year students meet in daily four-hour sessions, each of which includes sections in dynamics, voice and speech, movement, and acting. Semester-long acting sections include advanced scene study, musical theatre, Shakespeare, and acting for the camera. Students in the professional studio in acting must audition for department productions and perform as cast.

Acting Concentration

THEA 100Practicum I4
THEA 400Practicum II4
THEA 270Relationships in Acting I3
THEA 271Voice and Movement I2
THEA 275Relationships in Acting II3
THEA 276Voice and Movement II2
THEA 371Acting Studio I: Dynamics1
THEA 372Acting Studio I: Voice2
THEA 373Acting Studio I: Movement2
THEA 374Acting Studio I: Acting3
THEA 375Acting Studio II: Dynamics1
THEA 376Acting Studio II: Voice2
THEA 377Acting Studio II: Movement2
THEA 378Acting Studio II: Acting3
THEA 471Acting Studio III: Dynamics1
THEA 472Acting Studio III: Voice2
THEA 473Acting Studio III: Movement2
THEA 474Acting Studio III: Acting3
THEA 475Acting Studio IV: Dynamics1
THEA 476Acting Studio IV: Voice2
THEA 477Acting Studio IV: Movement2
THEA 478Acting Studio IV: Acting3
Total Hours50

Division of Design, Technology, and Management

Students planning careers in costume design and construction, lighting design, scenic design, scenic technology, sound design and technology, and stage management are selected for the options in this division by a process of faculty evaluation at the end of their first year of study in the department. Criteria for acceptance and continuance in these options include satisfactory completion of all course work in the first and second years, potential for professional-caliber work, commitment to theatre, and the necessary discipline for intensive study and practice. Students in these options are assigned to teams that design, mount, and manage more than fifteen productions annually in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Costume Design and Technology Concentration

THEA 100Practicum I5
THEA 400Practicum II8
THEA 208Dramatic Analysis3
THEA 222Introduction to Scenic Design3
THEA 231Intro to Lighting Design3
THEA 391Individual Topics2
THEA 392Individual Topics2
THEA 426History of Decor3
THEA 442Costume Patterning3
THEA 444Costume Draping4
THEA 445Costume History and Design I4
THEA 446Costume History and Design II4
THEA 447Costume Rendering4
THEA 449Costume Fabrication4
Total Hours49

Lighting Design Concentration

THEA 100Practicum I5
THEA 400Practicum II8
THEA 199Undergraduate Open Seminar5
THEA 222Introduction to Scenic Design3
THEA 223Intro to Technical Direction4
THEA 391Individual Topics2
THEA 423Advanced Lighting Design3
THEA 425Stage Drafting3
THEA 431The Lighting Laboratory3
THEA 432Lighting for Non-Theatrical Spaces and Styles3
THEA 435Professional Lighting Systems2
THEA 437Software for Lighting Design2
THEA 446Costume History and Design II2
THEA 451Principles of Stage Management4
THEA 453Theatre Sound Technology3
Total Hours52

Scenic Design Concentration

THEA 100Practicum I5
THEA 400Practicum II8
THEA 222Introduction to Scenic Design3
THEA 223Intro to Technical Direction4
THEA 231Intro to Lighting Design3
THEA 391Individual Topics2
THEA 415Scenic Design I4
THEA 425Stage Drafting3
THEA 426History of Decor3
THEA 427Scene Painting2
THEA 445Costume History and Design I4
THEA 446Costume History and Design II4
THEA 456Properties Design2
Total Hours47

Scenic Technology Concentration

THEA 100Practicum I5
THEA 400Practicum II8
THEA 126Stage Mechanics I3
THEA 199Undergraduate Open Seminar2
THEA 222Introduction to Scenic Design3
THEA 223Intro to Technical Direction4
THEA 231Intro to Lighting Design3
THEA 391Individual Topics2
THEA 419CAD Drafting for the Stage3
THEA 425Stage Drafting3
THEA 427Scene Painting2
THEA 430Technical Direction3
THEA 440Stage Mechanics III3
THEA 446Costume History and Design II2
THEA 453Theatre Sound Technology3
Total Hours49

Sound Design and Technology Concentration

THEA 100Practicum I5
THEA 400Practicum II8
THEA 126Stage Mechanics I3
THEA 199Undergraduate Open Seminar2
THEA 222Introduction to Scenic Design3
THEA 223Intro to Technical Direction4
THEA 231Intro to Lighting Design3
THEA 391Individual Topics2
THEA 425Stage Drafting3
THEA 446Costume History and Design II2
THEA 451Principles of Stage Management4
THEA 453Theatre Sound Technology3
THEA 454Sound Design I3
THEA 455Audio Production2
THEA 459Sound Systems2
THEA 456Properties Design2
Total Hours51

Stage Management Concentration

THEA 100Practicum I5
THEA 400Practicum II10
THEA 212Introduction to Directing3
THEA 220Survey of Theatrical Design3
THEA 223Intro to Technical Direction4
THEA 408AEA Union Stage Management3
THEA 409Stage Management Workshop6
THEA 450Management Seminar6
THEA 451Principles of Stage Management3
THEA 452Principles of Arts Management3
THEA 453Theatre Sound Technology3
THEA 456Properties Design2
Total Hours51

Theatre Studies Program

The theatre studies program focuses on the practical application of theatre scholarship and explores theatrical production as a collaborative art form that is grounded in theory, criticism, history, research, and writing.

The theatre studies concentration is intended to lay the foundation for students planning to pursue professional careers in areas of theatre for which advanced training or specialization at the graduate level is normally required. These areas include, but are not limited to: directing, dramaturgy, playwriting, arts management, social issues theatre, and theatre history and criticism.

Emphasis is given to a comprehensive study of theatre practices of the past, material participation in theatre practices of the present, and the discovery and application of theatre practices for the future.

THEA 100Practicum I4
THEA 208Dramatic Analysis3
THEA 211Introduction to Playwriting3
THEA 212Introduction to Directing3
THEA 218Intro to Social Issues Theatre3
or THEA 270 Relationships in Acting I
THEA 262Literature of Modern Theatre3
THEA 220Survey of Theatrical Design3
THEA 391Individual Topics2
THEA 392Individual Topics2
THEA 400Practicum II2
THEA 490Professional Internship6
Advanced Theatre courses: any 300 or 400 level Theatre course 12
Supporting Professional Electives: any theatre, dance or music course12
Total Hours58

Minor in Theatre

The Minor in Theatre offers students a comprehensive overview of the study of theatre, including both academic (history and criticism) and production (acting, design and technology) courses. The purpose is to expose undergraduate students to the field by reinforcing the integrated nature of theatre as a scholarly and aesthetic pursuit. Students are required to take a core of required courses, totaling ten hours. They then take a minimum of ten hours of electives in two general areas (History/Criticism and Production/Performance) with at least one course from each area.

THEA 100Practicum I1
THEA 101Introduction to Theatre Arts3
THEA 208Dramatic Analysis3
THEA 262Literature of Modern Theatre3
Select at least one of the following:4
History of Theatre I
History of Theatre II
Select at least two courses from the list of electives with a minimum of one course from History/Criticism and one from Production/Performance. At least one course must be 300 level or higher. A listing of electives is available in the Department of Theatre office.6
Total Hours20

Contact the Department of Theatre for admission information.

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   Stage Mechanics I   credit: 3 Hours.

Studies and training in materials, techniques, and processes used in executing scenery for the theater. Includes both classroom lectures and practical laboratory work in the Scenic Studio of Krannert Center. Prerequisite: Enrollment limited to Theater majors in Scenic Technology or consent of instructor.

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   Intro to Technical Direction   credit: 4 Hours.

Studies in the basic principles of technical direction and practical laboratory training in the materials, techniques, and processes for scenic construction and associated technologies. Prerequisite: Enrollment limited to Theater majors only.

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 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 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   CAD Drafting for the Stage   credit: 3 Hours.

Study and application of computer-aided design techniques for scenery construction and design, focusing on the use of AutoCAD to create technical drawings for theatre. 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 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 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   credit: 3 Hours.

Advanced studies in technical direction and theatre production organization. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: THEA 223 or 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 439   Stage Mechanics II   credit: 3 Hours.

Examines newly accepted and developing techniques and materials used in constructing and rigging stage scenery with emphasis on metalworking. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours.

THEA 440   Stage Mechanics III   credit: 3 Hours.

Study in advanced scenery methods and materials, including advanced woodworking, plastic-craft, and rigging. Enrollment limited to Theatre majors. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: THEA 126.

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   Theatre Sound Technology   credit: 3 Hours.

Exploration of audio production techniques and equipment, as related to theatre sound. Related topics include acoustics, electronics, and music. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Enrollment limited to junior, senior or graduate theatre majors.

THEA 454   Sound Design I   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to sound reproduction, recording, and basic systems design as applied to the modern theatre. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: THEA 453, THEA 455 and THEA 459.

THEA 455   Audio Production   credit: 2 Hours.

Project-based study of professional techniques in audio recording, mixing, and editing for music, theatre, and film production, utilizing current digital technology. 2 undergraduate hours. 2 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: THEA 453.

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 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 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.