THEA 1550 Dance Tech For The Performer
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course introduces the art and practice of beginning dance techniques for the performer; includes technical practice, exploration of the elements of dance, the history of dance, and creative activities leading to the appreciation of dance performance and the development of a beginning technical vocabulary. This course is for students with no dance training or those who wish to develop beyond the beginning level.

THEA 1551 Tap Dance I
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

This course provides the basic technical skills of tap dancing and consists of two studio hours per week. It is intended for students with no previous training or basic tap skills.

THEA 1552 Tap Dance II
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites THEA 1551
Description

This course provides further foundation training necessary for the development of skilled proficiency in tap dance. It consists of two studio hours one day per week.

THEA 1553 Jazz Dance I
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

This course provides the foundation training necessary for the development of skilled proficiency in jazz dance. It consists of two studio hours one day per week.

THEA 1554 Jazz Dance II
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites THEA 1553
Description

This course provides practice of jazz technique at the intermediate level with emphasis on the varied styles of choreography used in theatre and concert productions. It consists of two studio hours one day per week.

THEA 1556 Social Dance I
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

The course introduces forms of different cultures. It covers international and American folk dances, social forms, and ballroom. The course consists of two studio hours one day per week.

THEA 1607 Stagecraft Skills
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The fundamentals of set construction, painting, lighting, costuming, and backstage organization are emphasized. Practical work in the stage shop is required.

THEA 1610 Improving Voice and Articulation for the Actor
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This is a laboratory theatre class for the correction of deficiencies in voice or articulation for performers. Careful analysis of speeches are followed by intensive directed exercises for correction, based on an understanding of the speaking mechanism and of elementary phonetics.

THEA 1650 Design Skills For The Theatre
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites THEA 1611 or permission of the instructor
Description

This course introduces Theatre students to tools, methods and skills for Theatre Design. Students will learn to work as a designer and how to present themselves as such to the world at large.

THEA 1660 Makeup for the Stage
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course is a practical exposure for students to makeup design and application for the stage. In. this course, students will learn techniques in 2-dimensional makeup, skin care for performers, hair and wig concerns as well as touching upon 3-dimensional makeup.

THEA 1702 Technical Theatre Practicum
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Participation must be approved in advance by instructor. This course offers students practical work on theatre productions (full length plays or musicals produced as part of the fine arts season) in the areas of technical production including: stage management, lighting, sound, backstage crew, costuming, props, and makeup/wigs/hair. May not be taken at the same time as THEA 1701.

THEA 1758A Music Theatre Ensemble
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites THEA 1603 or previous vocal study in Music Theatre genre and the permission of the instructor or the theatre coordinator
Description

This course is a training ground for music theatre performers to learn to integrate the fundamental skills of singing, acting, and stage movement into their work. The semester culminates in a recital of musical theatre selections of ensemble, duo and solo works. As the course content varies from term to term, the course may be taken more than once.

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 2100 Play Analysis for Production
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course includes a textual analysis of play scripts, with an emphasis on the perspective of the practitioner of theatre for production purposes.

THEA 2210 Beginning Acting
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The fundamentals of acting theories and techniques are taught through improvisation, character development, monologue, and scene-work.

THEA 2212 Intermediate Acting
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Prerequisites:THEA 2210.
Continuation of the study of the theories of acting with practice in applying techniques and skills with emphasis on an actor’s approach to a role, characterization, styles of acting, and vocal technique.

THEA 2345 Audition Portfolio
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites THEA 2210, THEA 2212, and THEA 2100
Description

This course includes selection, preparation and presentation of material for theatre auditions. Students will have experience in preparing resumes and auditions, cold readings and call back interviews. Final performance of audition for theatre exit panel is required.

THEA 2401 Scenery Skills For The Theatre
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites THEA 1607 This course expands on skills learned in the basic stagecraft course in the areas of scenery construction, scenic painting and properties
Description

The approach is practical, emphasizing projects over lecture.

THEA 2402 Costume Skills For The Theatre
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites THEA 1607 This course expands on skills learned in the basic stagecraft course in the areas of costume construction, fabric science, and crafts
Description

The approach is practical, emphasizing projects over lecture.

THEA 2403 Lighting/sound Skills For Thea
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites THEA 1607 This course expands on skills learned in the basic stagecraft course in the areas of lighting and sound
Description

It details technical skills and safety practices. The approach is practical, emphasizing projects over lecture.

THEA 2450 Stage And Theatre Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites THEA 1607
Description

This course exposes students to the full process of Stage Management for Live Theatre as well as the basic concepts, and procedures of other areas including Production, Audience, and Business Management. Must be completed with a ‘C’ or better to count for the major.

THEA 2607 Children’s Theatre Production
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Audition or approval of Instructor
Description

This course is designed to offer the student practical theatre experience in performing, reading, presenting and writing children’s theatre. Final play will be toured to local elementary schools, after school programs and/or Perimeter College campuses.

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 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 - 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 - 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

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 the Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) course 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.