B. Jenkins, Chairperson

The Department of Theatre and Dance offers BFA degree programs in Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance, and Design and Technology, and BA/BS degree programs in Design and Technology, Theatre Creation, Theatre Education, Directing, Stage Management, and Dance. Minor studies are available in theatre and technical theatre. The Theatre Creation concentration is recommended for students intending to pursue careers in theatre history, criticism, playwriting, dramaturgy, arts management, or dual majors with telecommunications and creative writing among others, while the Theatre Education program is for students interested in teaching at the secondary school level.

An audition is required for students applying to the BFA majors in Acting, Musical Theatre, and Dance. An interview and portfolio review is required for students applying to the BFA in Design and Technology.  BA/BS students in Dance are also required to audition, but the audition is for placement purposes only and does not determine admission status. Interviews are recommended but not required for admission into the other programs. Students in the Directing and Stage Management concentration enter in the concentration and are retained beyond the freshman year based on their end-of-year interview. All Theatre and Dance Majors are required to register for a senior level capstone course that is to be organized and completed under the supervision of the concentration coordinator. 

BFA Acting and Musical Theatre students must pass a jury at the end of their freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior years to continue in these programs. BFA Dance students must pass a jury, portfolio review, and interview in the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years to continue in the program. BFA Design and Technology students must present a portfolio at the end of each semester and must pass an exit portfolio review at the end of the senior year to complete the program. BA/BS Design and Technology students must present a portfolio every spring semester and must pass an exit interview to complete the program. Theatre Education students must complete interviews and other assessments as directed by Teacher’s College. Directing, Stage Management, Theatre Creation, and BA/BS Dance students must complete interviews or portfolio reviews as directed by their concentration.

The production program features a stylistically varied, culturally diverse, and technologically enhanced series of shows within four performance venues. These plays, musicals, and dance concerts are integral to a student’s training and education. Students are expected to participate in department productions each semester.

The lowest acceptable grade in a course for credit toward a major or minor in theatre or Dance is C. Students are not permitted to complete multiple concentrations within the department. Students may complete a major and a minor within the department, but no more than six credits from the major can count towards the minor.


MAJOR IN DANCE (BA/BS), 50 credits

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THEA




 
200
280
287
300
301
302
315
380
387
401
488
102
105
270
280
405
434
The Dancer's Body 
Musical Theatre Dance 1
Improvisation
Body Condition and Maintain
Dance History 1
Dance History 2
Technique Studio
Dance Production
Choreography 1
Advanced Topics Dance Studies
Dance Pedagogy
Branding and Marketing
Freshman Experience
Basic Musicianship 1
Theatre and Dance Practicum (0-1)
Senior Experience
Immersion Experience (1-12)
 2 
2
2
2
3
3
1
2
2
3
3
1
1
2
2
1
3
   
Studio practice, 2 credits from
 
DANC



210
211
310
410
Ballet 1 (2)
Ballet 2 (2)
Ballet 3 (2)
Ballet 4 (2)



2
   
2 credits from
 
DANC



220
221
320
420
Modern 1 (2)
Modern 2 (2)
Modern 3 (2)
Modern 4 (2)



2
   
2 credits from
 
DANC



230
231
330
430
Jazz 1 (2)
Jazz 2 (2)
Jazz 3 (2)
Jazz 4 (2)



2
   
2 credits from
 
DANC








211
221
231
310
320
330
410
420
430
Ballet 2 (2)
Modern 2 (2)
Jazz 2 (2)
Ballet 3 (2)
Modern 3 (2)
Jazz 3 (2)
Ballet 4 (2)
Modern 4 (2)
Jazz 4 (2)








2
   
1 credit from
 
DANC

240
241
World Studio 1 (1)
World Studio 2 (1)

1
   
6 credits from
 
DANC


















THEA


132
211
221
231
232
240
241
281
299X
310
320
330
332
410
420
430
487
490
496
326
496
499
Intro to Tap 1 (1)
Ballet 2 (2)
Modern 2 (2)
Jazz 2 (2)
Tap 1 (1)
World Studio 1 (1)
World Studio 2 (1)
Musical Theatre Dance 2 (2)
Experimental Topics (0-12)
Ballet 3 (2)
Modern 3 (2)
Jazz 3 (2)
Tap 2 (1)
Ballet 4 (2)
Modern 4 (2)
Jazz 4 (2)
Choreography 2 (2)
Creative Project (2)
Senior Thesis (1-3)
Lighting Design and Tech 1 (3)
Directed Study (1-9)
Internships (0-9)





















6
     
50 crs

MAJOR IN DANCE (BFA), 85 credits

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DANC

 
 
 
 



  

 



    
   
   
 
 



 

THEA









200
210 
211
220
221
230
231
240
241
280
281
287
300
301  
302
310
315
320
330
387
410
420
430
487
488
102
105
107
223
232
270
280
334
405
434

The Dancer's Body
Ballet 1
Ballet 2
Modern 1 
Modern 2  
Jazz 1  
Jazz 2
World Studio 1
World Studio 2  
Musical Theatre Dance 1
Musical Theatre Dance 2
Improvisation  
Body Condition and Maintain
Dance History 1 
Dance History 2 
Ballet 3 
Technique Studio 
Modern 3   
Jazz 3
Choreography 1
Ballet 4
Modern 4
Jazz 4
Choreography 2 
Dance Pedagogy
Branding and Marketing
Freshman Experience 
Design Awareness  
Costume Design and Tech 1  
Acting 1  
Basic Musicianship 1  
Theatre and Dance Practicum (0-1)
Studio 1
Senior Experience
Immersion Experience (1-12)

2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
2
2
2
2
3
3
2
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
3
1
1
3
3
3
2
2
3
1
3

1 credit from    

DANC

232
332

Tap 1 (1)
Tap 2 (1)

1

2 credits from
   
DANC
489
Mainstage Dance Performance (1)
2
     
4 credits from
   
DANC

289
389
489
Student Directed Dance Perform (1)
Studio Dance Performance (1)
Mainstage Dance Performance (1)
4
       
6 credits of directed electives as indicated below:
4 credits from
DANC




310
410
or
320
420
or
330
430
Ballet 3 (2)
Ballet 4 (2)

Modern 3 (2)
Modern 4 (2)

Jazz 3 (2)
Jazz 4 (2)
4
       
2 credits from
DANC




310
315
320
330
410
420
430
Ballet 3 (2)
Technique Studio (1)
Modern 3 (2)
Jazz 3 (2)
Ballet 4 (2)
Modern 4 (2)
Jazz 4 (2)
2




85 crs

MAJOR IN THEATRE (BA/BS), 58-62 credits

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Core requirements, 32 credits

THEA











102
103
104
105
107
220
232
250
280
317
319
405
435

Branding and Marketing
Aesthetics of Theatre 1
Aesthetics of Theatre 2
Freshman Experience
Design Awareness
Stagecraft
Acting 1
Directing 1
Theatre and Dance Practicum (0-1)
Pre-Modern Theatre History 
Modern Theatre History
Senior Experience
Shakespeare Performance

1
3
3
1
3
3
3
3
2
3
3
1
3





32 crs


Complete one concentration
Design and technology concentration, 26-27 credits
Required courses, 12 credits

THEA

106
123
321
380

Styles and Concept
Color Studies
Rendering for the Theatre
Advanced Practicum (1-9)

3
3
3
3

Discipline electives, 5-6 credits
THEA




221
223
229
320
326
327
Stagecraft 2 (3)
Costume Design and Tech 1 (3)
Stage Makeup Design and Tech 1 (2)
Scenic Design and Technology 1 (3)
Lighting Design and Tech 1 (3)
Sound Design and Technology 1 (3)





5-6
   
Advanced electives, 3 credits   
THEA  420 Scenic Design and Technology 2 (3)  
  423  Costume Design and Tech 2 (3)  
  426  Lighting Design and Tech 2 (3)  
  427  Sound Design and Technology 2 (3)  
  428  Stagecraft 3 (3)  
  429  Makeup Design and Technology 2 (3)  3

Design and technology electives, 6 credits
 

THEA






224
225
291
299X
329
350
421
434

Forms and Materials (3)
Theatrical Drafting (3)
Stage Management (3)
Experimental Topics (3)
Costume History (3)
Directing 2 (3)
Stage Properties (3)
Immersion Experience (1-12)



 
Up to one other THEA or DANC course not listed
above as approved by the PDA or chairperson. 
 6 




58-59 crs

The BA/BS in Design and Technology is for those students who want a broad-based, liberal arts education in Theatre Design and Technology. Some students may pursue double majors both inside and outside the major. Design and technology concentration students must pass a portfolio review at the end of each spring semester and must pass an exit review at the end of the senior year to complete the concentration. Students failing to pass a jury review at the end of one academic year are considered on probationary status for the concentration; those failing to pass a portfolio review at the end of the succeeding year will be dropped from the concentration.

   
Production concentration, 30 credits
Production: Directing concentration
Required courses, 24 credits

THEA







233
291
325
340
350
352
353
450

Acting 2
Stage Management
Dramaturgy
Playwriting 1
Directing 2
Topics in Directing
Acting and Directing History
Directing 3

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

   
Production: Stage Management concentration
Required courses, 24 credits

THEA






223
291
320
326
327
391
392
491

Costume Design and Tech 1 
Stage Management
Scenic Design and Technology 1
Lighting Design and Tech 1
Sound Design and Technology 1
Advanced Stage Management
Topics in Stage Management
Theatre Management

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Electives
6 credits directing
6 credits stage management
Any THEA course, courses from other departments as approved by advisor

6





62 crs
Each directing/stage management concentration is designed as a pre-professional conservatory style program within a liberal arts education. Curriculum and performance opportunities are structured to prepare students for careers in directing or stage management or for advanced director training in quality graduate schools or conservatories. The directing/stage management concentration combines concentrated study in directing/management with required courses in other areas of theatre. In addition, all theatre students complete a strong core of liberal arts courses. Directing/stage management concentration students enter as theatrical studies concentration and apply for admittance to the directing/stage management concentration at the end of their first year. Students must pass a portfolio review at the end of their sophomore and junior years to continue in the concentration. A final project is required in their senior year and may be any of the following: a departmentally supported production, a self-produced project in a found space; a project done in conjunction with Muncie Civic Theatre or similar venues approved by the area coordinator. The project can be a play or a musical and must be documented in a senior thesis. 
 
Theatrical creation concentration, 26 credits
Required courses, 13 credits
DANC
Any 100-level dance course other
than DANC 100

1

THEA


233
322
325
340

Acting 2
Theatre of the 21st Century
Dramaturgy
Playwriting

3
3
3
3

Design/Technology electives
Choose one from the following 
 
THEA  223  Costume and Design Tech 1 (3)   
  229  Stage Makeup Design and Tech 1 (2)   
  320  Scenic Design and Technology 1 (3)   
  326  Lighting Design and Tech 1 (3)   
  327  Sound Design and Technology 1 (3)   
   
Electives, 10-11 credits

ENG

TCOM
THEA  
   










410
464
487
150
223
229
234
291
318
324
329
350
352
353
354
380
391
420
423
426
434
450
491
496

Adv Screenwriting (3)
Shakespeare (3)
Video Production Seminar (3-6)
Introduction Theatre Education (3)
Costume Technology (3)
Stage Makeup (2)
Intro to the Singing Actor (3)
Stage Management (3)
Advanced Topics (3-6)
Musical Theatre History (3)
Costume History (3)
Directing 2 (3)
Topics in Directing (3)
Acting and Directing History (3)
Directing for Young Audiences (3)
Advanced Practicum (1-9)
Advanced Stage Management (3)
Scenic Design and Technology 2 (3)
Costume Design and Tech 2 (3)
Lighting Design and Tech 2 (3)
Immersion Experience (1-12)
Directing 3 (3)
Theatre Management (3)
Directed Study (1-9)

 

Up to three other THEA or DANC courses not listed above as approved by PDA or chairperson. Exception: THEA 318 may be taken up to four times total, but each must be on a different topic. Students are expected to take THEA 220 to meet the prerequisite for THEA 320.

14





58 crs

The theatre creation concentration is recommended for students wanting a broad-based, liberal-arts education in theatre. Some students may also pursue graduate study at the MA and PhD level. Students must earn and keep a 3.0 or better grade-point average for all courses required on the major after earning 36 credits or they will be placed on academic probation for one semester. If a student has two consecutive semesters on academic probation, they will be dismissed from the theatre creation concentration. Students must also submit a Theatre Creation Writing Portfolio in the fall of their sophomore, junior, and senior years. Failure to submit a portfolio will result in the student being placed on concentration probation. Failure to submit two portfolios in a row will result in removal from the concentration. Students may audition or submit portfolio reviews for other concentrations within the department.

MAJOR IN THEATRE (BFA), 85-87 credits

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Core requirements, 32 credits  

THEA











102
103
104
105
107
220
232
250
280     
317
319
405
435

Branding and Marketing
Aesthetics of Theatre 1
Aesthetics of Theatre 2
Freshman Experience
Design Awareness
Stagecraft
Acting 1
Directing 1
Theatre and Dance Practicum (0-1)
Pre-Modern Theatre History 
Modern Theatre History
Senior Experience
Shakespeare Performance

1
3
3
1
3
3
3
3
2
3
3
1
3

     
32 crs
Complete one professional specialization
Acting concentration, 53 credits
Required courses
 

THEA













229
233
332
333
334
335
336
337
338
339
353
430
431
432
433

Stage Makeup
Acting 2
Freshman Performance Lab
Intro to Voice and Movement
Studio 1
Studio 2
Studio 3
Studio 4
Studio 5
Studio 6
Acting and Directing History
Studio 7
Studio 8
Studio 9
Studio 10

2
3
1
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Electives, 12 credits from

THEA

434
496
499

Immersion Experience (1-12)
Directed Study (1-9)
Internships (0-9)

12





85 crs

The Acting BFA concentration is designed as a pre-professional, conservatory style program within a liberal arts education. Curriculum and performance opportunities are designed to prepare students for careers in theatre and/or advanced training at quality graduate schools or conservatories. Acting students are selected for this degree program by audition. In addition, acting students must have yearly interviews and pass yearly juried auditions every semester. Students failing to pass a jury at the end of each semester are considered to be on probationary status; any student failing a jury or not maintaining the appropriate degree program grade-point average for a second semester will be dropped from the program.

 
Design and technology concentration, 52 credits
Required courses, 34 credits 
THEA  106  Styles and Concept  3
  123 Color Studies  3
  221 Stagecraft 2  3
  223 Costume Design & Technology 1  3
  229 Stage Makeup Design and Tech 1  2
  320 Scenic Design and Technology 1  3
  326 Lighting Design and Tech 1  3
  327 Sound Design and Technology 1  3
  380 Advanced Practicum (1-9)  5
  434 Immersion Experience (1-12) 3
   
Advanced electives, 9 credits    
THEA  420 Scene Design and Technology 2 (3)   
  423 Costume Design and Technology 2 (3)   
  426 Lighting Design and Technology 2 (3)   
  427

Sound Design and Technology 2 (3) 

 
  428  Stagecraft 3 (3)   
  429 Makeup Design and Technology 2 (3)  9
   
Design and technology electives, 9 credits   
THEA  224 Form and Materials (3)   
  225 Theatrical Drafting (3)   
  291 Stage Management (3)   
  299X Experimental Topics (0-12)   
  329 Costume History (3)   
  350 Directing 2 (3)   
  421  Stage Properties (3)   
  496 Directed Study (1-9)   
Up to one other THEA or DANCE course not listed above as approved by the PDA or chairperson 
     
84 crs

The BFA in Design and Technology is a pre-professional training program which endeavors to prepare the student for immediate, active, meaningful, and competitive work in the industry. This program allows the student to focus in one or more of the following areas: scenic design/technology, costume design/technology, hair/makeup design/technology, lighting design/technology, and/or sound design/technology. Students will be selected for admission into this program based on a portfolio review and interview. Design and technology concentration students must pass a portfolio review at the end of each semester and must pass an exit portfolio review at the end of the senior year to complete the concentration. Students failing to pass a portfolio review at the end of one academic semester are considered on probationary status for the concentration. Those failing to pass a portfolio review at the end of the succeeding semester will be dropped from the concentration. 

       
Musical theatre concentration, 53 credits
Required courses

DANC







THEA














110
111
131
132
230
232
280
281
229
233
270
271      
272
273
274
324
328
332
334
335
371
372
373
430
433

Intro to Ballet 1
Intro to Ballet 2
Intro to Jazz 2
Intro to Tap 1
Jazz 1
Tap 1
Musical Theatre Dance 1
Musical Theatre Dance 2
Stage Makeup Design and Tech 1
Acting 2
Basic Musicianship 1
Basic Musicianship 2
Sight Singing 1
Sight Singing 2
Musical Theatre Ensemble
Musical Theatre History
Voice Lesson (1-2)
Freshman Performance Lab
Studio 1
Studio 2
Singing Actor 1
Singing Actor 2
Musical Theatre Scene Study
Studio 7
Studio 10

1
1
1
1
2
1
2
2
2
3
2
2
1
1
1
3
8
1
3
3
2
2
2
3
3

Electives, 2 credits from

THEA

434  
499

Immersion Experience (1-12)
Internships (0-9)

2





85-87 crs

The Musical Theatre BFA concentration is designed as a pre-professional, conservatory style program within a liberal arts education. This interdisciplinary concentration requires course work in dance, music, and theatre. Curriculum and performance opportunities are designed to prepare students for careers in musical theatre and/or advanced training at quality graduate schools or conservatories. Musical theatre students are selected for this degree program by audition. In addition, musical theatre students must pass juried semester auditions in acting, dance, and singing. All seniors will be expected to enroll in an immersive learning experience as well as audition for showcases. Those seniors not participating in the Chicago, Los Angeles, and/or New York showcases will be required to perform a half hour recital or cabaret. Students failing to pass a jury at the end of each semester are considered to be on probationary status; any student failing a jury or not maintaining the appropriate degree program grade-point average for a second semester will be dropped from the program. 

MINOR IN TECHNICAL THEATRE FOR NON-THEATRE MAJORS,
21-22 credits
 

The Minor in Technical Theatre for Non-Theatre Majors is designed to provide experience and study in the technical and design-related areas of theatre. This degree is limited to non-Theatre Majors. 
 

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THEA 100  Intro to Theatre   3
  220  Stagecraft   3
  223  Costume Design and Tech 1   3
  280  Theatre and Dance Practicum (0-1)   1
  320  Scenic Design and Technology 1  3
  326  Lighting Design and Tech 1   3
   
5-6 credits from

THEA 106  Styles and Concept (3) 
  123  Color Studies (3)   
  221  Stagecraft 2 (3)  
  224  Form and Materials (3)   
  225  Theatrical Drafting (3)   
  229  Stage Makeup Design and Tech 1 (2)   
  291  Stage Management (3)   
  299X  Experimental Topics (3)   
  321  Rendering for the Theatre (3)   
  327  Sound Design and Technology 2 (3)   
  329  Costume History (3)   
  350  Directing 2 (3)   
  380  Advanced Practicum (1-9)   
  420  Scene Design (3)   
  421  Stage Properties (3)   
  423  Costume Design and Tech 2 (3)   
  426  Lighting Design and Tech 2 (3)   
  427  Sound Design and Technology 2 (3)   
  429  Makeup Design and Technology 2 (3)   5-6 




21-22 crs

MINOR IN TECHNICAL THEATRE FOR THEATRE MAJORS,
20-21 credits

The Minor in Technical Theatre for Theatre Majors is available to all theatre majors who are not in the Design and Technology concentration. No more than six credits of courses applied toward a student’s major in theatre can be counted towards the Technical Theatre for Theatre Majors. 
 

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20-21 credits from 
THEA 106  Styles and Concept (3) 
  123  Color Studies (3)   
  221  Advanced Stagecrafts (2)   
  223  Costume Design and Tech 1 (3)   
  224  Form and Materials (3)   
  225  Theatrical Drafting (3)   
  229  Stage Makeup Design and Tech 1 (2)   
  291  Stage Management (3)   
  299X  Experimental Topics (3)   
  320  Scenic Design and Technology 1 (3)   
  321  Rendering for the Theatre (3)   
  326  Lighting Design and Tech 1 (3)   
  327  Sound Design and Technology 1 (3)   
  329  Costume History (3)   
  350  Directing 2 (3)   
  380  Advanced Practicum (1-9)   
  420  Scenic Design and Technology 2 (3)   
  421  Stage Properties (3)   
  423  Costume Design and Tech 2 (3)   
  426  Lighting Design and Tech 2 (3)   
  427  Sound Design and Technology 2 (3)   
  429  Makeup Design and Technology 2 (3)   




20-21 crs

Not open to students in the Design and Technology concentration.  

 

MINOR IN THEATRE, 19-20 credits

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CREDITS

THEA
 
 
 
 

103
104
220
232
280

Aesthetics of Theatre 1 
Aesthetics of Theatre 2
Stagecraft 
Acting 1  
Theatre and Dance Practicum (0-1)

3
3
3
3
2

Electives, 5-6 credits from any courses in THEA, other than THEA 100. No more than one elective course at the 100-level will be counted. 
5-6




19-20 crs

TEACHER EDUCATION

Teaching programs require additional courses in educational methods. The professional education courses are included in this listing. See the Department of Educational Studies and Teachers College for the descriptions of these courses and other professional requirements of the teacher education program.  

TEACHING MAJOR IN THEATRE (BA/BS), 85-86 credits

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Core requirements, 32 credits  

THEA
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
 

102
103
104
105
107
220
232
250
280
317
319
405
435

Branding and Marketing
Aesthetics of Theatre 1
Aesthetics of Theatre 2 
Freshman Experience 
Design Awareness 
Stagecraft 
Acting 1 
Directing 1  
Practicum (0-1) 
Pre-Modern Theatre History 
Modern Theatre History 
Senior Experience 
Shakespeare Performance 

1
3
3
1
3
3
3
3
2
3
3
1
3



 32 crs
   
Required courses, 6 credits

THEA

350
354

Directing 2
Directing for Young Audiences

3
3

Electives 5-6 credits from

THEA








  
    

223
229
233
318
324
329
340
352
353
450
491

Costume Design and Tech 1 (3)
Stage Makeup Design and Tech 1 (2)
Acting 2 (3)
Advanced Topics (3-6)
Musical Theatre History (3)
Costume History (3)
Playwriting 1 (3)
Topics in Directing (3)
Acting and Directing History (3)
Directing 3 (3)
Theatre Management (3)

5-6





43-44 crs
THEA 318 may be taken twice for fulfillment of electives, but each must be on a different topic. 

SENIOR HIGH, JUNIOR HIGH/MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATION PROGRAM

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CREDITS

Professional education sequence, 42 credits

EDFO
EDJH 
EDMU
EDPS  
  
EDSE

THEA 

420
385
205
251
390
320
380
150
395
396

Soc, Hist, Phil Found of Ed
Prin of Tchng in Mid Schl 
Intro to Multicul Ed  
Development Secondary 
Educational Psychology 
Read Div Sec Cont Class 
Princ of Tchng in Sec School  
Introduction Theatre Education
Intro to Teaching Methods  
Teaching and Administration 

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Student teaching  12


42 crs
 
85-86 crs
See Professional Education Assessment/Decision Points for additional information. 

DANCE (DANC)

100 Introduction to Dance History (3)
A University Core Curriculum course offering an extensive introduction to the understanding and appreciation of the many facets of creativity in dance through a variety of activities, including viewing, movement experiences, and discussing dance forms from primitive through contemporary times, and the historical and social elements that helped to shape these forms.

110 Introduction to Ballet 1 (1) 
Introduction to the fundamentals of classical ballet technique and theory at the beginning level. Emphasis is placed on alignment, coordination, musicality, and performance skills. Barre work, adagio, pirouettes, jumps, connecting movements, and centre combinations will be introduced. The history and terminology of ballet are also introduced. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 3 credits may be earned, but no more than 1 in any one semester or term.

111 Introduction to Ballet 2 (1) 
Continuation of the study of classical ballet technique and theory at the advanced beginning level. Continued emphasis is placed on alignment, coordination, musicality, and performance skills. Barre work, adagio, pirouettes, jumps, connecting movements, and centre combinations will be expanded upon, as will the history and terminology of ballet. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 3 credits may be earned, but no more than 1 in any one semester or term.

120 Introduction to Modern 1 (1) 
Introduction to the fundamentals of modern dance technique and theory at a beginning level. Emphasis is placed on alignment, phrasing, body awareness through space, vocabulary, musicality, and performance skills. Various modern dance techniques are introduced and explored and include floor work, center, and traveling combinations. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 3 credits may be earned, but no more than 1 in any one semester or term. 

121 Introduction to Modern 2 (1) 
Continuation of the study of modern dance techniques and theory at an advanced beginning level. Continued emphasis is placed on alignment, phrasing, body awareness through space, vocabulary, musicality, and performance skills. Various modern dance techniques are explored in more depth, and include floor work, center, and traveling combinations. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 3 credits may be earned, but no more than 1 in any one semester or term.

130 Introduction to Jazz 1 (1) 
An introduction to jazz dance technique and theatre movement for the non-dancer. Emphasis is placed on the study of various jazz styles and philosophies, for example the Luigi technique. These can be used for theatre dance or athletic warm ups and can be applied to all learning and performance situations. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 3 credits may be earned, but no more than 1 in any one semester or term.

131 Introduction to Jazz 2 (1) 
A continuation of the study of jazz dance technique and theory at the advanced beginning level for students with some previous dance training or practical experience through performance. Emphasis is placed on expanding the jazz dancer's movement and performance vocabulary through warm ups, progressions, and combination work. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 3 credits may be earned, but no more than 1 in any one semester or term.

132 Introduction to Tap 1 (1) 
An introduction to tap dance technique and theory at the beginning level. Emphasis is placed on rhythmic structure in conjunction with tap technique fundamentals and vocabulary. The history of tap dance as an American vernacular form is studied, paying attention to its practice in musical theatre and concert formats. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 3 credits may be earned, but no more than 1 in any one semester or term.

200 The Dancer’s Body (2)
An introduction to the basic knowledge of the human body in specific relation to dance, including studies of the musculoskeletal systems, nervous system, and kinesiology, as well as common dancer pathologies, injury prevention, and body maintenance. Additional topics may include the function of anatomical structures of the human body, the biomechanical principles of these structures and the integration of these systems.
    
Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

210 Ballet 1 (2) 
Basic principles of classical ballet technique and theory at the intermediate level. Execution and terminology will be taught with knowledge of history and the art of ballet. Emphasis is placed on alignment, musicality, and timing. Center technique with combinations of port de bras, adagio, pirouettes, petit allegro, and grande allegro. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 6 credits may be earned, but no more than 2 in any one semester or term.

211 Ballet 2 (2) 
Continuation of intermediate ballet technique and theory with more complex combinations. Pointe work is presented with emphasis on correct positions and exercises to strengthen the feet and legs. Includes practical experience in developing barre and center combinations. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 6 credits may be earned, but no more than 2 in any one semester or term.

220 Modern 1 (2) 
Introduction to modern dance technique and theory at the intermediate level. Emphasis on core support, alignment, and use of weight and breath. Personal expression, use of imagery, kinetic and spatial awareness are also examined. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 6 credits may be earned, but no more than 2 in any one semester or term.

221 Modern 2 (2) 
Continuing development of intermediate/advanced modern technique and theory. Emphasis on use of imagery, dynamics, and practice of a higher sense of personal expression with the introduction of more advanced movement combinations and technique.
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 6 credits may be earned, but no more than 2 in any one semester or term.

230 Jazz 1 (2) 
A study of jazz dance technique and theory at the intermediate level. Emphasis is placed on the development of flexibility, strength, placement, and rhythm through the use of movement phrases and progressions, directional changes, turns and leaps. Students will develop an appreciation for the history and lineage of jazz dance. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 6 credits may be earned, but no more than 2 in any one semester or term.

231 Jazz 2 (2) 
A continuing study of jazz dance technique and theory at the advanced intermediate level. Emphasis is placed on further development of flexibility, strength, placement, line, and rhythm. Additional movement phrases, progressions, complex directional changes, and turns and leaps. Students will continue to study the history and lineage of jazz dance. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 6 credits may be earned, but no more than 2 in any one semester or term.

232 Tap 1 (1) 
A continuing study of tap technique and theory at the intermediate level. Emphasizes the development of more complex rhythms, increasing tempos, and expanded vocabulary. Added emphasis is placed on simple progressions, articulation of sounds, and artistic expression and performance. Expanded historical study of tap dance and its major contributors. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 3 credits may be earned, but no more than 1 in any one semester or term.

240 World Studio 1 (1) 
A survey of the unique movement styles found in world and ethnic dance. Styles covered will vary each semester and may include the traditional dances and historical background of Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Asia.
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 3 credits may be earned, but no more than 1 in any one semester or term.

241 World Studio 2 (1)
A survey of the unique movement styles found in world and ethnic dance. Styles covered will vary each semester and may include the traditional dances of the Americas and parts of Africa.
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 3 credits may be earned, but no more than 1 in any one semester or term.

280 Musical Theatre Dance 1 (2) 
Survey of historical musical theatre dance and related social dances influencing Broadway stage choreography from c. 1900 to the present. Emphasizes origins of early musical comedy through minstrelsy, burlesque, vaudeville, and musical revue extravaganzas, and the practical use of these movement techniques. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 6 credits may be earned, but no more than 2 in any one semester or term.

281 Musical Theatre Dance 2 (2) 
Intermediate to advanced level study of dance forms from the Broadway and nightclub stage and their historical origins. Emphasizes technique using styles and repertoire of contemporary choreographers who have made major contributions to the art of musical theatre dance. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 6 credits may be earned, but no more than 2 in any one semester or term.

287 Improvisation (2) 
The exploration of dance elements through guided motion studies and spontaneous movement. Participants will work with, define, and discuss principles of dance such as space, time, shape, and force. Focus on student response to specific kinesthetic problems as individuals and in small to large group interactions. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 6 credits may be earned, but no more than 2 in any one semester or term.

289 Student-Directed Dance Performance (1)
This course provides students with practical performance experience as part of the student directed production series.
   
Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.
   A total of 8 credits may be earned, but no more than 1 in any one semester or term.

299X Experimental/Developmental Topics (0-12) 
Topics relevant to the discipline. Course titles will be announced before each semester. 
    A total of 12 credits may be earned. 

300 Body Conditioning and Maintenance (2)
A specialize study of specific body therapies utilized to preserve, protect, and maintains a dancer’s instrument. This course may include Pilates, yoga, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation techniques, relaxation techniques, somatic practices, massage techniques, diet and wellness.
    
Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 6 credits may be earned, but no more than 2 in any one semester or term.

301 Dance History 1 (3) 
The study of early dance forms to 1900. Discussion and research will reflect the culture and societal attitudes of the time period and the relationship with dance and the other arts. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 

302 Dance History 2 (3) 
The study of early dance forms to 1900. Discussion and research will reflect the culture and societal attitudes of the time period and the relationship with dance and the other arts. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 

310 Ballet 3 (2) 
Intermediate/advanced ballet technique and theory. Emphasis on performance and teaching. Pointe work exercises are notated to develop strength, speed, and control. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 6 credits may be earned, but no more than 2 in any one semester or term. 

315 Technique Studio (1) 
A specialized study of specific movement techniques and/or topics. Techniques and/or topics covered may include repertory, variations, partnering, pointe, and men's ballet. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 3 credits may be earned, but no more than 1 in any one semester or term. 

320 Modern 3 (2) 
Introduction to modern dance technique and theory at the advanced level. Trains the student to achieve higher technical proficiency while emphasizing clarity, body awareness, personal style, and the greater potential of movement in space. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 6 credits may be earned, but no more than 2 in any one semester or term. 

330 Jazz 3 (2) 
A study of jazz dance technique and theory at an advanced level. Emphasis is placed on technical precision, increased complexity of turns and leaps, musicality, performance artistry, and stylistic execution. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 6 credits may be earned, but no more than 2 in any one semester or term.

332 Tap 2 (1) 
Study of tap technique and theory at the advanced level. Continued development of ability to pick up and retain extended phrases, and execute advanced progressions incorporating turns and complex rhythm patterns. Added emphasis is placed on creative expression through the use of improvisation and other tap techniques. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 3 credits may be earned, but no more than 1 in any one semester or term.

380 Dance Production (2) 
Designed to acquaint students with the major technical elements (sound and lighting), and the management skills involved in the production of dance performance. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

387 Choreography 1 (2)
Guided creative process to develop choreography using improvisation and basic elements of dance. Students explore and develop studies using time, space, energy, rhythm, and design. Emphasizes solo work and small group structures developing a personal voice. Students participate in analyzing and critiquing dance through performance, written assignments, discussions, and journals. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

389 Studio Dance Performance (1)
This course provides students with a practical performance experience as part of the faculty and/or guest artist directed studio production series.
    
Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 8 credits may be earned, but no more than 1 in any one semester or term.

401 Advanced Topics in Dance Studies (3)
Engage students in current trends and issues within the field of dance studies. Informed by race studies, gender studies, disability studies, economics, and politics as students explore the intersections of these topics with global contemporary dance. A space for praxis, as students write and move in response to readings, discussions, and film viewings. Additionally will delve into the writing of dance, repositioning and rehearsing writing as a means of choreographing ideas.        
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.        
    Open only to theatre and dance majors.  

410 Ballet 4 (2)
Advanced ballet, pointe technique, and theory. Emphasis is placed on performance skills in classical ballet. Barre and centre are performed on pointe at this level.
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 8 credits may be earned, but no more than 2 in any one semester or term.

420 Modern 4 (2)
Development of modern dance technique, theory, and personal artistry at the advanced level. Approaches to achieving a greater sense of self and kinetic experiences will be explored with added emphasis on theory and/or philosophies of modern dance technicians and choreographers.
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 8 credits may be earned, but no more than 2 in any one semester or term.

430 Jazz 4 (2)
A continuing study of jazz dance technique at the advanced level. Emphasis is placed on technical precision, increased complexity of turns and leaps, musicality, performance artistry, and stylistic execution.
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 8 credits may be earned, but no more than 2 in any one semester or term.

487 Choreography 2 (2) 
A continuation of the exploration of choreographic theories and processes from Choreography 1. Emphasis is on group structures from duets to quintets. Students will participate in analyzing and critiquing dances through research, written assignments, discussions, and journals. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 4 credits may be earned, but no more than 2 in any one semester or term.

488 Dance Pedagogy (3) 
Teaching methods applied to ballet, modern, jazz, and creative movement. Class explores methods of teaching dance from preschool through adults in private studios, public schools, and higher education. Observation of master teachers, supervised teaching experiences, evaluations, critiques of teaching skills, development of lesson plans, self assessment, and teaching philosophies required. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

489 Mainstage Dance Performance (1)
This course provides students with a practical dance performance experience as part of the faculty and/or guest artist directed mainstage production series.
    
Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 7 credits may be earned, but no more than 1 in any one semester or term.

490 Creative Project (2)
Designed as a project in choreography for advanced dance students.
    
Prerequisite: DANC 287 and 387 or permission of the department chairperson.           
    A total of 6 credits may be earned, but not more than 2 in any one semester or term.

496 Senior Thesis (1-3) 
Creation of a dance concert or the presentation of research on a specific topic related to dance. Requirements include a faculty advisor and all elements related to the performance or presentation. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 3 credits may be earned.

THEATRE (THEA)

100 Introduction to Theatre (3)
A University Core Curriculum course that surveys plays selected from the major periods of dramatic productivity from the ancient Greeks through contemporary times and the historical and social elements that helped to shape them. Introduces students to an understanding and appreciation of the many faces of dramatic creativity. Core Transfer Library: Fine Arts (IFA 1302)
    Open only to students not majoring in theatre. 

102 Branding and Marketing for the Theatre and Dance Artist (1)
Overview of the various personal branding and marketing skills and applications necessary to prepare theatre and dance students for professional internships and post-graduate employment. Areas covered will include digital presence/portfolio, theatre/dance cover letters, résumés, and head-shots, and other branding and marketing approaches specific to the discipline.
    
Open only to theatre and dance majors and minors.

103 Aesthetics of Theatre 1 (3) 
Introduces the art and practice of theatre by examining a variety of analytical tools useful in analyzing and deriving meaning from any play. Covers theatre from the Greeks to the English Restoration, exploring significant works as both written scripts and potential performances. 

104 Aesthetics of Theatre 2 (3) 
Introduces the art and practice of theatre by examining a variety of analytical tools useful in analyzing and deriving meaning from any play. Covers theatre from the Neoclassical period to contemporary modern and postmodern plays, exploring significant works as both written scripts and potential performances. 

105 Freshman Experience (1) 
Introduces departmental, collegiate, and university courses, programs, practices, and policies. Intended to assist transition to university life. 
    Open only to theatre and dance majors. 

106 Styles and Concept (3)
Will increase students' understanding of theatrical styles and broad artistic concepts. Students will study design principles, demonstrate critical thinking, and creatively integrate their learning in the worlds of theatre and dance, gaining experience through manipulation of design elements as well as application of principles in individual and group presentations.        
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.        
    Open only to students in the design/technology concentration, directing/stage concentration, or the teaching major in theatre.  

107 Design Awareness for Theatre and Dance (3) 
A team-taught, practical study for the awareness of basic design elements, principles, and concepts and their creative integration into theatre and dance for the performer and technician. Students will gain experience through “hands on” manipulation of design elements as well as application of principles in major at-home projects. 
    Open only to theatre and dance majors. 

123 Color Studies in Theatrical Design (3)
A fundamental practical course to explore and apply basic color principles and elements in theatrical applications. Sessions are in laboratory format. Students are trained in application of various elements of color to develop their visual skills. This course enables the student to prepare for upper level design/tech courses. 
    
Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    Open only to theatre majors and minors.  

150 Introduction to Theatre Education (3)
Explores the theory and practice of teaching theatre in the middle and secondary schools and in alternative programs like professional theatres or museums which feature interpreters. Provides classroom opportunities for beginning theatre students to determine what it means to be a theatre teacher, using creative dramatics tools and applied theatre education mini-lessons to explore the world of the successful theatre educator.
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

207 Design Awareness for the Non-Major (3)
THEA 207 will increase students' understanding of theatrical design technologies. Students will study design principles, demonstrate critical thinking, and creatively integrate their learning in the worlds of theatre and dance, gaining experience through "hands on" manipulation of design elements as well as application of principles in individual and group presentations. 
    Prerequisite: THEA 100 or DANC 100 or other THEA/DANC TIER 1 course. 
    Not open to students who have credit in THEA 107. 
    Open only to non-majors.

220 Stagecraft (3) 
A practical introduction to the fundamentals of the crafts involved in theatre production at the school, college, and community theatre levels. Two hours of lecture and three arranged hours of laboratory a week. 

221 Stagecraft 2 (3)
An exploration of advanced scenic construction techniques including advanced woodworking and metal fabrication.
    
Prerequisite: THEA 220; permission of the department chairperson.

223 Costume Design and Technology 1 (3)
An introduction to the fundamentals of theatrical costuming with attention given to costume technology and construction.
    
Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

224 Costume Form and Materials (3)
Exploration of the basic forms, materials, and concepts with emphasis on the three-dimensional human body. Also employs various media to develop experimental concepts and skills.

225 Theatrical Computer-Aided Drafting (3)
Design studio emphasizing the basic principles and practices of technical theatre computer-aided drafting techniques. An introduction to two-and three-dimensional theatrical environments of scenic and light designs.
    
Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
    Open only to theatre and dance majors and minors.

229 Stage Makeup Design and Technology 1 (2)
An investigation of the principles, techniques, and materials of stage makeup and practical experience in their application.
    
Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 

232 Acting 1 (3) 
A lecture-laboratory class stressing the basic principles of acting in combination with script analysis. Core Transfer Library: Fine Arts (IFA 1301)
    Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. 

233 Acting 2 (3) 
A lecture-laboratory course on the principles of acting with major emphasis on character analysis and development. 
    Prerequisite: THEA 232. 

234 Introduction to the Singing Actor (3)
Designed for beginning musical theatre students and those not already assigned to the musical theatre concentration. Students will gain a basic knowledge of musical concepts, voice development, performance skills, audition techniques, and musical theatre repertoire.  

235 Introduction to Shakespeare in Performance for the Non Major (3)
Will increase students' understanding of the works of William Shakespeare as pieces of theatre that are to be performed. Students will study historical and theatrical context for understanding Shakespeare work as well as reading and viewing four of the plays to understand how the language can be taken from the page to the stage, creating vital, current, impactful theatre.
    Prerequisite: THEA 100.  

250 Directing 1 (3) 
An introduction to the theories and practices of directing for the stage. Exercises in analysis, interpretation, staging, and collaboration. 
    Prerequisite: THEA 103; permission of the instructor. 

270 Basic Musicianship 1 (2) 
Training in music theory for musical theatre performers. Emphasizes keyboard skills, recognition and comprehension of complex melodic and rhythmic patterns, structural analysis of basic harmony and musical compositions, and study of musical vocabulary. 
    Prerequisite: placement by level of experience; permission of the department chairperson. 
    Parallel: THEA 271. 
    Open only to musical theatre majors. 

271 Basic Musicianship 2 (2) 
Continuation of THEA 270 including more advanced analysis, score study, melodic and rhythmic dictation, and listening. 
    Prerequisite: THEA 270; permission of the department chairperson. 
    Parallel: THEA 273. 
    Open only to musical theatre majors. 

272 Sight Singing/Ear Training 1 (1) 
Study and application of sight singing techniques as it pertains to musical theatre repertoire and industry standards. Additional focus includes melodic and rhythmic dictation, chord recognition, and related activities. 
    Prerequisite: placement by level of experience; permission of the department chairperson. 
    Parallel: THEA 270. 
    Open only to musical theatre majors. 

273 Sight Singing/Ear Training 2 (1) 
Continuation of Sight Singing/Ear Training 1 emphasizing variable minor and chromatic melodies as they pertain to musical theatre repertoire. Study of sight reading harmonic structures will also occur. 
    Prerequisite: THEA 270; permission of the department chairperson. 
    Parallel: THEA 271. 
    Open only to musical theatre majors. 

274 Musical Theatre Ensemble (1)
Choral performing ensemble rehearing twice a week. Study and performance of large ensemble works from musical theatre productions of all genres/eras.
    
Prerequisite: THEA 271 and 273; permission of the department chairperson.
    Open only to musical theatre majors and musical vocal performance majors. 

280 Theatre and Dance Practicum (0-1)
Intensive experience in theatre performance, dance performance, stage management, scenery and costume preparation, running crews, theatre management, and other production areas. Students should complete practicum in six different areas.
    
Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 15 credits may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

291 Theatre Stage Management (3) 
An introduction to the artistic and organizational work of a stage manager. Emphasizing advanced problem-solving techniques and group organization dynamics along with professional standards for stage management forms, procedures, and protocols. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    Open only to theatre and dance majors. 

295 Introduction to Teaching Methods for Theatre (3)
Theory and practice of teaching theatre in middle and secondary schools. Includes curriculum development, instructional planning, classroom management techniques, methods and strategies of instruction, assessment, and use of instructional aids and activities for the classroom.
    
Prerequisite: THEA 220, 232.

299X Experimental/Developmental Topics (0-12) 
Topics relevant to the discipline. Course titles to be announced before each semester. 
    A total of 12 credits may be earned. 

317 Pre-Modern Theatre History to 1700 (3) 
Study of the theatre from its ancient origins up to 1700, with emphasis on the material conditions of theatrical production, dramatic/performance theory, and representative dramatic literature. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 

318 Advanced Topics in Theatre and Dance (3-6)
In-depth study of special topics in theatre depending upon expertise of instructor. Topics may include dance, acting, musical theatre, directing, design, dramaturgy, Feminist theatre, etc.
    Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.
    A total of 12 credits may be earned, but topics may not be repeated, and a student may not earn more than 6 credits in any one semester or term.

319 Modern Theatre History (3) 
Study of theatre since 1700, with emphasis on the material conditions of theatrical production, dramatic/performance theory, and representative dramatic literature. 
    Prerequisite: THEA 317; permission of the department chairperson. 

320 Scenic Design and Technology 1 (3)
A lecture-laboratory class to introduce the fundamentals of scenic design and technology. Emphasizes the development of technique and media competence.
    
Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

321 Rendering for the Theatre (3)
Hands-on individual instruction in the processes and techniques of rendering theatrical designs. Emphasis placed on physical media such as graphite, charcoal, and/or paint.
    
Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 

322 Theatre of the 21st Century (3)
Study of the major works of theatre from 2000 to present, with emphasis on dramatic analysis, production conceits, major practitioners and companies, theory, and journalistic criticism. Preferable for students with junior or senior standing who have completed THEA 317 and 319.
    Prerequisite: THEA 103 and 104; permission of the instructor.

324 Musical Theatre History (3)
Study of musical theatre history from its origins through the 21st century, with emphasis on groundbreaking productions and performances, significant individuals within the field, popular trends, and inherent characteristics of the genre.        
    Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.  

325 Dramaturgy (3)
Dramaturgy introduces students to the various areas of production and new play dramaturgy, using extensive analysis, research, and writing to create a greater understanding of the process of dramaturgy.
    Prerequisite: THEA 103, 104; permission of the instructor.  

326 Lighting Design and Technology 1 (3)
Lecture-laboratory in the basic concepts, materials, hardware, and design principles of stage lighting. Emphasis placed on practical application of concepts and theory.
    
Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

327 Sound Design and Technology 1 (3)
Lecture-laboratory in the basic concepts, materials, hardware, and design principles of sound for the stage. Practical laboratory work in sound implementation for university productions.
    
Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

328 Voice Lesson (1-2)
One private half-hour lesson, and 2-hour master class weekly (1 credit) or 60 minutes of lessons and a 4-hour master class weekly (2 credits). Students study musical theatre, Italian and English art song repertoire. Freshmen study contemporary musicals; sophomores study musicals of the 1960s-1980s; juniors/seniors study musical theatre repertoire from the early 1900s-1960s.
    Prerequisite: studio assignments given by the musical theatre concentration coordinator.
    A total of 8 credits may be earned, but no more than 2 in any one semester or term.
    Open only to musical theatre concentration students. 

329 Costume History (3)
Exploration of the historical evolution of western dress from ancient times to the early 20th century, including costume terminology, period fashion, and a development of individual student design abilities.
    Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.  

332 Freshman Performance Lab (1) 
Focus on basic knowledge of human anatomy as it pertains to the performer with particular attention to alignment, the development of core strength, and the release of unnecessary physical tensions. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    Open only to theatre and dance majors. 

333 Introduction to Voice and Movement (2) 
Introduction to the principles of movement and fundamentals of vocal and breathing techniques. Focus on assessing individual process and freeing of unnecessary habits in order to prepare for the athletic demands of stage acting. 
    Prerequisite: THEA 232; permission of the department chairperson. 
    Open only to theatre majors. 

334 Studio 1 (3) 
Building on the alignment and anatomy information introduced in THEA 332, and the movement principles taught in THEA 333, this studio focuses on following physical and emotional impulse and understanding the circles of awareness. 
    Prerequisite: THEA 332; permission of the department chairperson. 
    Open only to theatre majors. 

335 Studio 2 (3) 
Building on the alignment and anatomy information introduced in THEA 332, and the vocal production techniques taught in THEA 333, this studio focuses on combining vocal efficiency with text, along with additional emphases on the International Phonetic Alphabet and non-regional dialect. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    Open only to theatre majors 

336 Studio 3 (3) 
Continuation of Studio 1, this course identifies the principles of supporting a character physically, with the technical understanding of the physical aspects of performance and their application through the creation of a score of physical action. 
    Prerequisite: THEA 334; permission of the department chairperson. 
    Open only to theatre majors. 

337 Studio 4 (3) 
Continuation of Studio 2, this course focuses on incorporating these techniques with specific styles of theatrical performance. Emphasis on text work, including heightened and classical texts. 
    Prerequisite: THEA 335; permission of the department chairperson 
    Open only to theatre majors. 

338 Studio 5 (3)
Advanced scene study, focusing on comedy. Genres may include Farce, Restoration, Comedy of Manners, Mask Work, and/or Commedia. 
    Prerequisite: THEA 337; permission of the department chairperson. 
    Open only to theatre majors. 

339 Studio 6 (3) 
Advanced scene study focusing on ethnic theatre and non-theatrical texts. 
    Prerequisite: THEA 337; permission of the department chairperson. 
    Open only to theatre majors. 

340 Playwriting 1 (3) 
Introduction to the art and craft of playwriting. Emphasizes plotting and the use of dramatic language in the writing of effective scenes, culminating in a one-act play. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. 
    A total of 6 credits may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 

350 Directing for the Stage 2 (3) 
Practice in analysis, interpretation, staging, working with actors, and other aspects of stage direction with special reference to developing collaborative relationships. 
    Prerequisite: THEA 250 or permission of the instructor. 

352 Topics in Directing (3)
Revolving special topics course with a semester-long focus in the theoretical and/or practical understanding of a given topic in directing. Possible topics include focused directing in a particular style of theatre; advanced actor training for the director; comparative studies of different directing approaches.
    
A total of 6 credits may be neared, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.  

353 Acting and Directing History (3)
History of the major developments in the art of acting and directing from Ancient Greece to present day, including specific movements, theories, practitioners and productions, and the cultural context in which they arose.        
    Prerequisite: THEA 317; permission of the instructor.  

354 Directing for Young Audiences (3)
Study and practice in the art of directing theatrical productions geared towards young audiences.
    Prerequisite: THEA 250; permission of the instructor.  

371 Singing Actor 1 (2)
The study of and performance of solo, duet, and small ensemble works for musical theatre. Preparation of roles and scenes will occur, combining the art forms of drama and music with an emphasis on developing, understanding, and incorporating the principles in Acting 1, 2, Basic Musicianship, Movement, and voice lessons. 
    Prerequisite: THEA 274; permission of the department chairperson. 
    Open only to musical theatre majors. 

372 Singing Actor 2 (2) 
Continuation of THEA 371 with emphasis on advanced repertoire choices, both in singing and acting technique demands. 
    Prerequisite: THEA 371. 
    Open only to musical theatre majors 

373 Musical Theatre Scene Study (2)
This course will connect acting and singing studios through the use of libretto scenes and their accompanying duets from multiple periods in musical theatre. Students will understand heightened realism in musical theatre and specify the physical and emotional world of the piece, and will learn how to bridge the gap between the spoken text and songs particular to this genre of performance.
    
Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

380 Advanced Theatre and Dance Practicum (1-9) 
Students design and execute a theatre or dance project; scenery designs, lighting, properties, theatre performance, dance performance, directing, oral interpretation, or house management. 
    Prerequisite: 12 credits in theatre courses; permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 9 credits may be earned. 
    Open only to theatre majors and minors. 

391 Advanced Stage Management (3)
Advanced study of all areas of the practice of stage management.
    Prerequisite: THEA 291.  

392 Topics in Stage Management (3)
Focuses on taking a show from rehearsal to public performances: leading a team through the process of rehearsal, technical rehearsal and dress rehearsal to opening night. A major component of the class will focus on booking and calling several scripted pieces, movement pieces and musical scripts. Emphasis will be given to the technical rehearsal and dress rehearsal processes. Developing skills to integrate technical elements into the production through technical and dress rehearsals, using time effectively and dynamic problem solving.
    
Prerequisite: THEA 291 and permission of the instructor of department chairperson.

396 Teaching Methods and Administration of School Theatre Programs (3) 
Continues theory of teaching theatre in middle and secondary schools. Includes survey of texts, evaluation of content and instructional activities, and rationale for including theatre arts in school curriculum. Explores resources related to administration of extracurricular theatre programs. Topics include scheduling, budgets, fund raising, facilities, and rehearsal techniques. 
    Prerequisite: THEA 395. 

405 Senior Experience (1)
An exit class for all graduating seniors that coordinates their transition from undergraduate to professional or preprofessional programs and opportunities in theatre and dance.
    
Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.
    Open only to theatre and dance majors.

420 Scenic Design and Technology 2 (3) Advanced training and experience in scenic design and technology for theatrical productions. Emphasis placed on the techniques and tools a designer utilizes to implement their design.
    
Prerequisite: THEA 320.

421 Stage Properties (3) 
The examination of stage properties for theatrical production in many forms and styles. Emphasis is on technical theatre procedures including the analysis, production, and visualization of props within scenic design. Areas of concentration are analysis, research, understanding of materials, exploration of ideas, as well as craftsmanship. 
    Prerequisite: THEA 220, 320. 

423 Costume Design and Technology 2 (3)
Advanced training and experience in costume design and technology for theatrical productions. Emphasis placed on the techniques and tools a designer utilizes to implement their design.
    
Prerequisite: THEA 223.

426 Lighting Design and Technology 2 (3)
Advanced training and experience in lighting design and technology for theatrical productions. Emphasis placed on the techniques and tools a designer utilizes to implement their design.
    
Prerequisite: THEA 326.

427 Sound Design and Technology 2 (3)
Advanced training and experience in sound design and technology for theatrical productions. Emphasis placed on the techniques and tools a designer utilizes to implement their design.
    
Prerequisite: THEA 327.

428 Stagecraft 3 (3)
Advanced training in the techniques and technologies of scenic construction. Emphasis placed on rigging and safety factors.
    
Prerequisite: THEA 220.

429 Stage Makeup Design and Technology 2 (3)
Advanced training and experience in stage makeup design and technology for theatrical productions. Emphasis placed on the techniques and tools a designer utilizes to implement their design.
    
Prerequisite: THEA 229.

430 Studio 7 (3) 
Advanced scene study course focusing on character and text analysis, as well as specialized vocal and physical techniques required for emotionally demanding and/or stylistic material. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    Open only to theatre majors. 

431 Studio 8 (3) 
Focus on camera technique for the actor. Text may include original material, screenplays, scripts, and new media considerations. 
    Prerequisite: THEA 337; permission of the department chairperson. 
    Open only to theatre majors. 

432 Studio 9 (3) 
Advanced scene study incorporating choreographed combat. Areas of concentration may include unarmed combat, rapier and dagger and/or broadsword. 
    Prerequisite: THEA 333; permission of the department chairperson. 
    Open only to theatre majors. 

433 Studio 10 (3) 
Focus on skills necessary for selection, preparation, and presentation of material appropriate for professional auditions. Topics may include: cold/prepared readings, monologues, cattle calls, on-camera auditions, various contract specifics, agents, managers, headshots, resumes, and union information. Material chosen from wide selection of contemporary and classical texts. 
    Prerequisite: THEA 430; permission of the department chairperson. 
    Open only to theatre majors. 

434 Immersion Experience (1-12) 
Students may choose a creative or academic experience in theatre or dance. Written documentation of this immersion experience and proof of analytical/research/pre-production work will accompany the performance or final product. Topics must be pre-approved by advisor. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 12 credits may be earned.

435 Performance of Shakespeare (3) 
A study of Shakespeare’s works through analysis and performance. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 6 credits may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 

450 Directing for the Stage 3 (3) 
Advanced practice in analysis, staging and collaborative process with special reference to working in various styles, periods, and modes of theatre. 
    Prerequisite: THEA 350 or the equivalent; permission of the instructor. 

491 Theatre Management (3) 
Study and practice in box office procedures, house management, publicity, and promotion as related to college, community, and professional theatres. 
    Prerequisite: 9 credits of theatre courses. 

496 Directed Study in Theatre and Dance (1-9) 
Directed study of research and/or creative projects in design, playwriting, acting, directing or dance performance, meeting the approval of supervising faculty member(s). 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 9 credits may be earned. 
    Open only to theatre and dance majors. 

499 Internships in Theatre and Dance (0-9) 
Intensive experience in the professional arena guided by artisans outside of Ball State University. Internships may be paid or unpaid, but must be in the student’s area of focus (performance, directing, design, stage management, playwriting, and dramaturgy). 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 9 credits may be earned. 
    Open only to theatre and dance majors.