THEA 1010 Theatrical Design and Production
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Introduction to theatrical design: scenery, lighting, and costume as they relate to technical production. Scene shop hours required Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 1:30 – 5:30.

THEA 2000 Theatre Workshop
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites THEA 1010 with grade of C or higher
Description

Theatre majors must repeat this course three times. This course requires students to fulfill a technical theatre assignment on live theatrical productions.

THEA 2040 Introduction to the Theatre
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Lectures, videos, and live theatre events to introduce the non-theatre major to the basic elements of theatrical production, dramatic writing, and the historical context of the art. Studio and/or shop work required.

THEA 2210 Acting I
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Basic acting theories and techniques.

THEA 3000 Lighting Design for Theatre
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites THEA 1010
Description

Principles, processes, and aesthetics of lighting design for the theatre. Working knowledge of standard lighting equipment and terms used in the industry. Familiarity with the elements and functions of light, aesthetics of a lighting design, color in light and electrical theory. Practical experience working with lighting equipment used in theatre and design practica aid students in the development of a lighting plot, sectional, storyboards and paperwork for a theatrical production. Production crew work required.

THEA 3100 Play Analysis-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

A variety of tools for the analysis of play texts from a number of historical periods for use in the theatre by actors, directors, designers, and playwrights, with special emphasis on written analysis as an exercise in critical thinking. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all theatre majors.

THEA 3110 Technical Production II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites THEA 1010 with grade of C or higher
Description

Principles, processes and aesthetics of theatrical production as it relates to the technical director. Advanced topics in stage technology, including production planning, structural design for the stage, welding and rigging for the theatre, and drafting.

THEA 3210 Acting II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites THEA 2210 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Continuation of the study of the theories of acting with practice in applying techniques and skills.

THEA 3300 Dramatic Writing for Stage and Screen
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

(Same as FILM 3300.) Basic principles of generating creative concepts, writing in dialogue form, dramatic structure, characterization, and using page formats for both play and screenplay. Students will write short pieces in both forms.

THEA 3690 Honors Reading
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Prerequisites Good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor
Description

Discussion and readings on selected topics.

THEA 4000 Acting for the Camera
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites THEA 2210 with grade of C or higher
Description

(Same as FILM 4000.) Two lecture and two laboratory hours a week. Acting theory and practice related to film and television acting and performance. Course will require significant unscheduled collaborative class activity. Students must bear the cost of all materials and services required for the completion of class projects and assignments.

THEA 4050 Directed Activities in Technical Theatre
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Prerequisites THEA 1010 with grade of C or higher and consent of instructor
Description

Performance of assigned theatre project, or production or design position in a Georgia State theatre production. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credit hours.

THEA 4070 Western Theatre History-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Prerequisite for B.I.S. theatre majors: THEA 3100 with grade of C or higher. Western theatre history from the Greeks to the present, including theatre design, performance and production techniques, and representative play, with special emphasis on writing as a vehicle for critical thinking about research and analysis. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all theatre majors.

THEA 4090 African-American Theatre
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as AAS 4650.) Examination of the history and contributions of African-Americans to the American theatre.

THEA 4130 Stage Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites THEA 1010 and THEA 3100 with grades of C or higher
Description

Overview of the theories, practicalities, and techniques of theatre stage management, including rehearsal and performance procedures, organizing and managing various types of performance venues, scheduling and union and non-union theatre rules. Practical exposure to professional stage management will be provided through participation in a Georgia State University Theatre production as either a stage manager or an assistant stage manager.

THEA 4210 Acting Styles
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites THEA 3210 with grade of C or higher
Description

Advanced acting techniques for the creation and performance of various dramatic forms. Specific topics will change. Can be repeated for a maximum of twelve (12) hours, if topics vary.

THEA 4310 Advanced Playwriting
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites THEA 3300 with grade of C or higher
Description

Continuation of study and practice of dramatic writing for the stage. Students will learn full-length dramatic structure, play development, and will write one full-length play.

THEA 4760 Performance Theory and Practice
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites THEA 4070 or THEA 4080 with grade of C or higher
Description

Major twentieth-century ideas about live performance, from ritual to theatre, and their application to the criticism and creation of performance and plays.

THEA 4850 Directing
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites THEA 2210 with grade of C or higher, nine hours of major credit, or consent of instructor
Description

Theory and analysis for directing theatrical productions, including practical exercises and directing a one-act play.

THEA 4860 Special Topics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Special topics in theatre performance and playwriting.

THEA 4870 Honors Thesis: Research
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor
Description

Reading or research preparatory to honors thesis or project. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

THEA 4880 Honors Thesis: Writing
Credit Hours 3.0 TO 6.0
Prerequisites THEA 4870 with grade of C or higher, good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor
Description

Writing or production of honors thesis or project. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

THEA 4890 Special Project
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Nine hours major credit and consent of instructor
Description

Independent study in theatre. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

THEA 4950 Production Seminar
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Faculty supervised research and production work culminating in public performance of an evening of theatre. Course may be repeated once as an elective.

THEA 4980 Internship
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 6.0
Prerequisites eligibility criteria may be obtained from the Department of Communication Internship coordinator
Description

Representative field experiences in theatre and related areas. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

THEA 4995 Directed Readings B.I.S.-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0 TO 4.0
Description

Directed Readings designed for Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies students. This course may satisfy the junior and/or senior-level Critical Thinking Through Writing requirements.