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Theatre Arts

Requirements for the Theatre Arts Major (50-65 credits)

All theatre arts majors must complete the core curriculum and choose one of the two options of study that are available to complete the major requirements.

Option I.  B.A. in theatre arts (generalist)
Option II. B.A. in theatre arts with professional training concentrations in one or more of the following areas: acting, design and technology, or direction and management.

  1. Theatre Arts Core Curriculum (41 credits)
    Required courses:  
    THEA 010 Theatre Practicum I  1 cr
    THEA 014 Acting Practicum 1 cr
    THEA 121 Theatrical Makeup 2 cr
         
    THEA 124 Basic Acting 3 cr
    OR    
    THEA 125 Acting I 3 cr
         
    THEA 132 Stagecraft 3 cr
    THEA 133 Costumecraft 3 cr
    THEA 150 Text Analysis for the Theatre 3 cr
    THEA 160 Principles of Theatrical Design 3 cr
         
    THEA 212 Intermediate Technical Production 2 cr
    OR    
    THEA 213 Assistant Director/Assistant Stage Manager 2 cr
         
    THEA 295 Sophomore Seminar 2 cr
    THEA 310 Directing I 3 cr
    THEA 355 Theatre History and Literature to 1660  3 cr
    THEA 356 Theatre History and Literature
    from 1660 to 1915
    3 cr
    THEA 357 Theatre History and Literature
    from 1915 to Today
    3 cr
         
    THEA 363 Lighting and Sound Design I 3 cr
    OR    
    THEA 373 Scene Design I 3 cr
    OR    
    THEA 383 Costume Design I  3 cr
         
    THEA 495 Senior Seminar 3 cr
  2. Choose One Option (9-24 credits)
    Option I: Generalist Degree Option (9 credits)
    Requirements include the completion of the 41 credit core curriculum and 9 credits of elective courses chosen from theatre arts courses numbered 300 or above.

    Option II: Concentration Option (21-24 credits)
    Students have the option of choosing a concentration that includes a more comprehensive study in a chosen field within the theatre arts.  The purpose of these varied concentrations is to further prepare students for graduate school studies or entry-level work in the professional theatre after graduation. Our concentration option is similar to B.F.A. (bachelor of fine arts) degrees at similar liberal arts institutions. Students must interview or audition into the following concentrations, and usually do so at the end of their first or second year in the program. Requirements include the completion of the 41 credit core curriculum and the required courses for the concentration chosen.

    1. Requirements for the Concentration in Acting (21 credits)
      1. Required courses (12 credits)
        THEA 225 Acting II 3 cr
        THEA 228 Voice for the Actor I 3 cr
        THEA 314 Advanced Acting Practicum 3 cr
             
        THEA 325 Acting III  3 cr
        OR    
        THEA 425 Acting IV 3 cr
      2. Elective courses (9 credits)
        THEA 230 Movement for the Actor 3 cr
        THEA 250 Stage Combat I  3 cr
        THEA 251 Stage Combat II 3 cr
        THEA 315 Styles of Acting (may be repeated
        for credit with new topic) 
        3 cr
        THEA 328 Voice for the Actor II  3 cr
        THEA 426 Acting for Musical Theatre 3 cr
        MUSA 181 Applied Voice 1 cr
    2. Requirements for the Concentration in Design & Technology (24 credits)
      1. Required courses (15 credits)
        ART 104 Introduction to Digital Art 3 cr
        ART 122 Introduction to Drawing 3 cr
        ART 125 Survey of World Art 3 cr
             
        ART 322 Intermediate Drawing 3 cr
        OR    
        ART 331 Life Drawing 3 cr
        OR    
        THEA 412 Main Stage Designer/Lead Technician  3 cr
      2. Elective courses* (9 credits)
        Choose three courses:  
        THEA 322 Makeup II 3 cr
        THEA 363 Lighting and Sound Design I 3 cr
        THEA 373 Scenic Design I 3 cr
        THEA 380 Scene Painting 3 cr
        THEA 383 Costume Design I 3 cr
        THEA 390 Special Topics in Theatre Arts: 3 cr
        THEA 463 Lighting and Sound Design II 3 cr
        THEA 473 Scenic Design II 3 cr
        THEA 483 Costume Design II  3 cr
        *Cannot count costume, lighting and sound, or scene design from core courses.
    3. Requirements for the Concentration in Direction & Management (21 credits)
      1. Required courses (9 credits)
        THEA 213 Assistant Director/Assistant Stage Manager 3 cr
        THEA 313 Stage Management  3 cr
        THEA 410  Directing II 3 cr
      2. Interdisciplinary elective courses (6 credits)
        Choose two courses:  
        ART 125 Survey of World Art 3 cr
        SPCH 105 Public Speaking 3 cr
        COMM 107 Communication and the Human Condition 3 cr
        COMM 285 Introduction to Conflict Analysis and Resolution 3 cr
        HUMA 102 Introduction to Humanities: World Cultures 1500 to present 3 cr
        HUMA 103 Diversity in the United States 3 cr
             
        THEA 208 Multicultural Theatre in America 3 cr
        OR    
        THEA/
        WGSS 215
        LGBTQ Representation on Stage and Screen 3 cr
      3. Theatre elective courses* (6 credits)
        Choose two courses:  
        THEA 225 Acting II 3 cr
        THEA 315 Styles of Acting 3 cr
        THEA/
        ENGL 320
        Shakespeare 3 cr
        THEA 325 Acting III 3 cr
        THEA 345 Playwriting I 3 cr
        THEA 363 Lighting and Sound Design I 3 cr
        THEA 373 Scenic Design I 3 cr
        THEA 383 Costume Design I 3 cr
        *Cannot count costume, lighting and sound, or scene design from theatre core courses.

Requirements for the Theatre Arts Minor (24 credits)

The basic objective of the theatre arts minor is to provide a foundation for further study, vocational or avocational, for all interested students.

Required Courses (24 credits)
THEA 010 Theatre Practicum I  2 cr
THEA 014 Acting Practicum 1 cr
     
THEA 110 Theatre Appreciation 3 cr
OR    
THEA 112 Behind the Scenes 3 cr
     
THEA 124 Basic Acting 3 cr
OR    
THEA 125 Acting I 3 cr
     
THEA 132 Stagecraft 3 cr
OR    
THEA 133 Costumecraft 3 cr
     
THEA 150 Text Analysis for the Theatre 3 cr
THEA 160 Principles of Theatrical Design 3 cr
     
THEA 355 Theatre History and Literature to 1660 3 cr
OR    
THEA 356 Theatre History and Literature
from 1660 to 1915
3 cr
OR    
THEA 357 Theatre History and Literature
from 1915 to Today
3 cr
     
THEA363 Lighting and Sound Design I 3 cr
OR    
THEA 373 Scenic Design I 3 cr
OR    
THEA 383 Costume Design I 3 cr

Courses in Theatre Arts (THEA)

010 Theatre Practicum I 1 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Practical experience through participation in productions sponsored by theatre arts. Focus areas include scenery, props, costumes, makeup, lighting, or sound. May be repeated in different areas for a maximum of 4 credits. An average of five hours required per week.

     
012 Theatre Practicum II 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Practical experience through participation in the creation of scenery, lighting, costumes, scene painting, or props for productions sponsored by theatre arts. May be repeated in different areas for a maximum of 6 credits. An average of three hours required per week.

     
014 Acting Practicum 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: Audition required or consent of instructor. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Participation as a performer in a faculty-directed theatre production. Requires additional journal and written evidence of research and outside efforts in character development. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

     
050 Company Participation 0 cr
 

Prereq: Theatre arts major or minor. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Required participation in theatre arts company activities, including: performance attendance, production auditions, production work days, production strikes, field trips, academic reviews, and talent reviews. Required of all theatre arts majors and minors each semester. Field trips to theatrical productions; additional fees required.

     
110 Theatre Appreciation 3 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Introduction to the arts of the theatre. Examination of the nature, function, and basic theories of drama. Reading selected plays and attending live theatrical performances. Field trips to theatrical productions; additional fees required.

     
112 Behind the Scenes 3 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Spring.
Explores the fundamentals of scenery, lighting, costumes, makeup, sound, and props for theatre and film. Includes lecture, demonstration, field trips, and lab experiences with award-winning UW-Parkside and Fireside Theatre productions. Field trips to theatrical productions; additional fees required.

     
117 Theatre Dance I 2 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
This course explores a variety of traditional theatre dance styles, including jazz, modern, soft shoe/tap, and chorus dancing. May be taken for credit each time a different topic is studied. Field trips to theatrical productions required; additional fees required.

     
121 Theatrical Makeup 2 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Spring.
Basic principles and techniques of theatrical makeup. Field trips to theatrical productions; lab and additional fees required.

     
124 Basic Acting 3 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Introduces students to basic acting and improvisation skills. Focuses on acting exercises, discussion, role-playing, story-telling and how these activities can improve communication, create flexibility, and introduce the non-actor to important interpretive and interpersonal skills. Attendance at theatrical productions required.

     
125 Acting I 3 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor. Freq: Fall.
Explores foundations of acting and script analysis based on methods of Stanislavski and Robert Cohen. Emphasizes acting through doing. Includes exercises, monologues and scene work. Not available for audit. Intended for majors/minors. Attendance at theatrical productions required.

     
132 Stagecraft 3 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor. Freq: Fall.
Introduction to procedures and theories of theatrical production. Includes stage equipment, scenic construction, scenic painting, stage lighting, technical personnel duties, practical applications, and work on current productions. Field trips to theatrical productions; lab and additional fees required.

     
133 Costumecraft 3 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor. Freq: Spring.
A practical introduction to costume theory and construction. Includes the use of shop equipment, shop operation, and costume production skills with practical applications through work on current productions. Field trips to theatrical productions; lab and additional fees required.

     
142 Theatre in the City Field Trip 1 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor. Freq: Occasionally.
Provides opportunity for on-site observation of theory and practice. Consists of play attendance, guest lectures, and backstage tours. May be repeated with different topic. Additional fees required.

     
150 Text Analysis for the Theatre 3 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor. Freq: Fall.
Provides performers, designers, directors, and technicians with a variety of viable approaches and critical methodologies useful in reading, researching, analyzing, interpreting, and creatively engaging with a variety of significant scripts from the classical and contemporary theatre. Field trips to theatrical productions required.

     
160 Principles of Theatrical Design 3 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor. Freq: Spring.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental elements and principles of design and how they apply to the development and creation of production elements for the live theatre productions. Field trips to theatrical productions; additional fees required.

     
208 Multicultural Theatre in America 3 cr
 

Prereq: ENGL 101. Freq: Occasionally.
Examines African American, Asian American, Latino American and Native American cultures utilizing dramatic texts, live performance events and anthropological research as a means of exploring and understanding voices of diversity expressed on the American stage in the past 50 years. Field trips to theatrical productions; additional fees required. Cross-listed with ETHN 208.

     
212 Intermediate Technical Production 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: THEA 010, 132, 133 and consent of instructor. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Student serves as supervisor, crew head, or assistant designer for a production. Participation may include but is not limited to scenery, props, costume, makeup, sound or lighting. Additional written and visual research required depending on position. May be repeated in a different area for a maximum of 6 credits.

     
213 Assistant Director/Assistant Stage Manager 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: THEA 132 and consent of instructor. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Student serves as either assistant director or assistant stage manager for a production. Additional written and visual research required depending on position. May be repeated in a different area for a maximum of 6 credits.

 
     
214 Intermediate Acting Practicum 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: Audition, THEA 014 and consent of instructor. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Participation as a performer in a faculty-directed theatre production. Requires additional journal and written evidence of research and outside efforts in character development. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

     
215 LGBTQ Representation on Stage and Screen 3 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Spring.
Examines the portrayal and representation (or lack of representation) of gender and/or the LGBTQ voice and identity in plays and film during the last century. Explores a number of facets of gender and sexual identity and portrayal through theory and criticism as well as through the plays and films themselves. Field trips to theatrical productions; additional fees required. Cross-listed with WGSS 215.

     
225 Acting II 3 cr
 

Prereq: THEA 125 and consent of instructor. Freq: Spring.
Intensification and deepening of an actor’s skills. Emphases on simplicity and in-the-moment work, including Meisner and Neutral mask work. Field trips to theatrical productions; additional fees required.

     
228 Voice for the Actor I 3 cr
 

Prereq: THEA 125 and consent of instructor. Freq: Occasionally.
An intensive studio course in the individual development and use of the voice for performance. Articulation and voice projection will be stressed. Field trips to theatrical productions; additional fees required.

     
230 Movement for the Actor 3 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor. Freq: Spring (odd years).
Centers on the development of physical awareness and articulation as well as building an understanding for a psychophysical approach to acting. Analyzes personal body use, by studying various exercises, techniques, and theories of movement training designed to improve an actor’s awareness of impulse and expressiveness of ideas.

     
250 Stage Combat I 3 cr
 

Prereq: THEA 125. Freq: Occasionally.
Introduces unarmed stage combat. Focus on basic combat techniques and movement skills: physical awareness, balance, coordination, and safety. Incorporates acting within choreography. Field trips to theatrical productions; additional fees required.

     
251 Stage Combat II 3 cr
 

Prereq: THEA 125. Freq: Occasionally.
Develops high speed, moment-to-moment acting building heightened concentration, physical agility and stamina. Field trips to theatrical productions; additional fees required.

     
260 Theatre Crafts I 3 cr
 

Prereq: 15 credits of THEA and consent of instructor. Freq: Fall (even years).
Introduces the theories, methods, and processes of various types of costume crafts and stage props used in theatre. Includes furniture upholstery and finishing, fabric dyeing and manipulation, mask making and millinery. Field trips to theatrical productions; additional fees and materials required.

     
290 Special Topics in Theatre Arts 1-4 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor. Freq: Occasionally.
Selected topics in theatre arts will be examined. Field trips to theatrical productions required; additional fees required.

     
294 Professional Theatre Internship 1-6 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor and department chair. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
This individualized program of study for freshmen and sophomores includes apprenticeships and internships at professional theatres, under the supervision of campus faculty and professional theatre staff. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

     
295 Sophomore Seminar 2 cr
 

Prereq: 15 credits in THEA and consent of instructor. Freq: Fall.
Focuses on the development and presentation of portfolios and audition/interview materials. Includes a community based project. Field trips to theatrical productions; additional fees required.

     
299 Independent Study 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor and department chair. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Regularly available under the supervision of theatre faculty members, this course allows individual students with 60 or fewer credits the opportunity to explore a variety of theatrical subjects and/or projects that are not regularly offered in other theatre courses.

     
310 Directing I 3 cr
 

Prereq: THEA 102 or 125; sophomore or higher standing, and consent of instructor. Freq: Spring.
Examines the director’s role in theatre production. Delves into the theoretical and practical principles and techniques of directing and play analysis. Field trips to theatrical productions; additional fees required.

     
312 Studio Designer / Lead Technician 1-5 cr
 

Prereq: THEA 212 and consent of instructor. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Student serves as designer or lead technician for a studio production. Designs may include but are not limited to scenery, props, costume, makeup, sound or lighting. Additional written and visual research required depending on position. May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credits with only 6 in one area applied toward the major.

     
313 Stage Management 3-5 cr
 

Prereq: THEA 212 and consent of instructor. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Student serves as stage manager for a production. Additional written and visual research required. May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credits.

     
314 Advanced Acting Practicum 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: Audition, THEA 214 and consent of instructor. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Participation as a performer in a faculty-directed theatre production. Requires additional journal and written evidence of research and outside efforts in character development. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

     
315 Styles of Acting 3 cr
 

Prereq: THEA 225 and consent of instructor. Freq: Occasionally.
An intensive investigation of a selected style of acting such as comedy, improvisation, physical acting, musical theatre performance, Shakespeare, etc. May be taken for credit each time a different topic is studied. Field trips to theatrical productions; additional fees required.

     
317 Dramaturgy 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of Instructor. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Student serves as dramaturg for a production. Additional written and visual research required. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

     
320 Shakespeare 3 cr
 

Prereq: ENGL 167, 266; or consent of instructor; or THEA 150. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Investigates the formal conventions of Shakespeare’s work, stagecraft, the location of these works within their historical contexts, and the critical and reception histories of each play. Cross-listed with ENGL 320.

     
322 Makeup II 3 cr
 

Prereq: THEA 121 and consent of instructor. Freq: Occasionally.
Intermediate study of principles and techniques of theatrical makeup, including airbursh and special effects. Field trips to theatrical productions; lab and additional fees required.

     
325 Acting III 3 cr
 

Prereq: THEA 225 and consent of instructor. Freq: Fall.
Advanced scene study and exploration of characterization. Emphasis on adding the layers of complex action (conditioning factors, physicalization, internal obstacles, etc.). Field trips to theatrical productions; additional fees required.

     
328 Voice for the Actor II 3 cr
 

Prereq: THEA 228 and consent of instructor. Freq: Occasionally.
The continuation of individual development and use of the voice for performance. Development of an aesthetic quality, expressive intonation, and study of the more commonly used American and foreign dialects. Field trips to additional theatrical productions; additional fees required.

     
342 Advance Theatre in the City Field Trip 1 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor Freq: Occasionally.
Provides opportunity for on-site observation of theory and practice studied in accompanying course. Consists of play attendance, guest lectures and backstage tours. May be repeated with different topic. Additional fees required.

     
345 Playwriting I 3 cr
 

Prereq: ENG 101 and consent of instructor. Freq: Occasionally.
Introduces writers to the process of creating monologues, scenes, plays, and/or scripts for the live stage and screen in a workshop. Field trips to additional theatrical productions; additional fees required.

     
355 Theatre History and Literature to 1660 3 cr
 

Prereq: ENGL 101 and consent of instructor. Freq: Fall (even years).
Examines key milestones in theatre history and literature from the origins of theatre to 1660. Included in the course will be a study of primary and secondary historical sources that reveal the context for theatrical productions in a variety of cultures and periods.

     
356 Theatre History and Literature from 1660 to 1915 3 cr
 

Prereq: ENGL 101 and consent of instructor. Freq: Fall (even years).
Provides a comprehensive overview of key milestones in theatre history and literature from 1660 to 1915, including a study of primary and secondary historical sources that reveal the context for theatrical productions in a variety of cultures and periods.

     
357 Theatre History and Literature from 1915 to Today 3 cr
 

Prereq: ENGL101 and consent of instructor. Freq: Spring (odd years).
Provides a comprehensive overview of key milestones in theatre history and literature from 1915 to today, including a study of primary and secondary historical sources that reveal the context for theatrical productions in a variety of cultures and periods.

     
363 Lighting and Sound Design I 3 cr
 

Prereq: THEA 132, 160; or consent of instructor. Freq: Spring (odd years).
Explores the fundamentals of the artistry, methods, and function of lighting and sound design for stage production. Focuses on terminology, safe practices, current technology, design processes and production practices. Field trips to theatrical productions; additional fees required.

     
373 Scenic Design I 3 cr
 

Prereq: THEA 132 and consent of instructor. Freq: Fall (odd years).
Explores Scenic Design for the theatre from concept to graphic representation, including research, analysis, sketching, CAD drafting, rendering, and model making. Field trips to theatrical productions; additional fees required.

     
380 Scene Painting 3 cr
 

Prereq: THEA 132 or consent of instructor. Freq: Spring (even years).
Enhances knowledge and skills in scenic artistry including the role of the scenic artist, types of paint and applicators, color theory and mixing, drop creation and many scenic painting and faux finishing techniques. Additional fees required.

     
383 Costume Design I 3 cr
 

Prereq: THEA 133 and consent of instructor. Freq: Fall (even years).
Examines the costume design process including theory, historical research and rendering styles. Field trips to theatrical productions; lab and additional fees required.

     
385 Portfolio Development 3 cr
 

Prereq: THEA 295, consent of instructor. Freq: Occasionally.
Focuses on the professional development of visual performance material, resumes, websites, and portfolios. Helps the student develop and produce a professional presentation of their body of artistic work through digital and physical portfolios.

     
390 Special Topics in Theatre Arts 1-4 cr
 

Prereq: consent of instructor. Freq: Occasionally.
Selected topics in theatre will be examined. Field trips to theatrical productions; additional fees required.

     
410 Directing II 3 cr
 

Prereq: THEA 310 and consent of instructor. Freq: Fall.
Builds upon the basic principles of stage direction explored in THEA 310 and provides students with the opportunity to select, research, interpret, stage, and present a wide range of scenes from a variety of theatrical genres and styles. Field trips to theatrical productions; additional fees required.

     
412 Main Stage Designer / Lead Technician 1-5 cr
 

Prereq: THEA 312 and consent of instructor. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Student serves as designer or lead technician for a main-stage production. Designs may include but are not limited to scenery, props, costume, makeup, sound or lighting. Additional written and visual research required depending on position. May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credits with only 6 in one area applied toward the major.

     
425 Acting IV 3 cr
 

Prereq: THEA 325 and consent of instructor. Freq: Spring.
Focus on elements of style through scene work, involving complex characterization, and research. Expanding the truth to accommodate classical and contemporary/post-modern styles. Field trips to theatrical productions; additional fees required.

     
426 Acting for Musical Theatre 3 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor. Freq: Occasionally.
Introduces styles of acting for the musical theatre, including exercises, improvisations, scene and vocal work. Accompanist fees required.

     
445 Playwriting II 3 cr
 

Prereq: THEA 345. Freq: Occasionally.
Provides the playwright with tools and practical methodologies necessary to take their texts from page to stage or screen. Field trips to theatrical productions; additional fees required.

     
463 Lighting and Sound Design II 3 cr
 

Prereq: THEA 363 or consent of instructor. Freq: Fall (odd years).
Advances training in lighting, sound, or projection design for theatre or live entertainment. Includes topics in automated lighting, live sound mixing, audio configurations, and projection design. Field trips; lab and additional fees required.

     
473 Scenic Design II 3 cr
 

Prereq: THEA 373. Freq: Spring (even years).
Explores Scenic Design for the theatre from concept to graphic representation, including research, analysis, sketching, CAD drafting, rendering, and model making. Field trips to theatrical productions; lab and additional fees required.

     
483 Costume Design II 3 cr
 

Prereq: THEA 383. Freq: Fall (even years).
Examines special problems in costume research theory, and projects in costume design. Field trips to theatrical productions; lab and additional fees required.

     
490 Special Topics in Theatre Arts 1-4 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor. Freq: Occasionally.
Selected topics in theatre arts will be examined. Field trips to theatrical productions; additional fees required.

     
494 Professional Theatre Internship 1-12 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor and department chair. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
This individualized program of study for juniors and seniors includes apprenticeships and internships at professional theatres, under the supervision of campus faculty and professional theatre staff. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

     
495 Senior Seminar 3 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor. Freq: Fall.
For students in their final year. Students will be required to demonstrate their ability to successfully research in the field through written, oral and visual presentations to the group. Each student will focus their approach to this critical study of the topic within their own area of concentration (design, acting, directing or dramaturgy). At the same time, students will be focusing on the development and presentation of portfolios (paper and electronic), and auditions/interview materials to prepare them for professional careers and/or graduate study. Field trips to theatrical productions; additional fees required.

     
499 Independent Study 1-6 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor and department chair. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Regularly available under the supervision of theatre faculty members, this course allows individual students with 60 or more credits the opportunity to explore a variety of theatrical subjects and/or projects that are not regularly offered in other theatre courses.

     

Courses in Speech Studies (SPCH)

105 Public Speaking 3 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Introduces fundamentals of speech composition, style, and delivery. Includes practical experience in informative, persuasive, and special occasion speaking. Not available for audit.

     
290 Special Topics in Speech Studies 3 cr
 

Prereq: Varies with topic. Freq: Occasionally.
Selected topics related to speech will be examined.

     
299 Independent Study 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: SPCH 105; consent of instructor and program director. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Individual investigation of selected practices and issues related to speech studies.

     
305 Advanced Presentation Skills for College and Career 3 cr
 

Prereq: SPCH 105. Freq: Spring.
Develop advanced mastery of theory and practice of speech presentation.

 
     
390 Special Topics in Speech Studies 3 cr
 

Prereq: Varies with topic. Freq: Occasionally.
Advanced selected topics related to speech studies will be examined.

     
490 Special Topics in Speech Studies 3 cr
 

Prereq: Varies with topic. Freq: Occasionally.
Advanced selected topics related to speech studies will be examined.

     
499 Independent Study 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: SPCH 105, junior standing, consent of instructor and program director. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Individual investigation of selected practices and issues related to speech studies will be explored.

     

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