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Scott Edmiston, MFA
Professor of the Practice and Chair

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Antonio Ocampo-Guzman, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Mentor, antonio@northeastern.edu

The Northeastern Department of Theatre is a community dedicated to creativity, collaboration, and excellence in the pursuit of innovative ways to see, to investigate, and to make theatre for a new generation. We offer students a transformative education by aligning performance and production with academic inquiry and professional experiential learning. Our curriculum embraces diverse techniques, philosophies, and measures of success.

Connecting classroom experiences to the stage, we produce a diverse season of plays and musicals, ranging from classical theatre to world premieres. Nearly fifty performances take place annually in the Studio Theatre, where students collaborate with faculty and professional guest artists to achieve the highest standard of professionalism. With more than thirty co-op partners around the globe, students can unite the career elements of a conservatory program with the comprehensive education of a liberal arts degree.

Our multidimensional students develop a unique understanding of creative entrepreneurship. They are actors, directors, designers, technicians, playwrights, stage managers, producers, and adminstrators. With generosity, integrity, respect, and rigor, we explore theatre as a living art that engages with our global society and the moment in which we live.         

Academic Progression Standards

Students must receive a minimum grade of 2.000 in major courses. The following courses are recommended to be taken by the end of the fourth semester (third semester for transfer students):

THTR 1101Introduction to Theatre4
THTR 1120Acting 14
THTR 1131Technical Theatre 14
THTR 1270Introduction to Theatrical Design4
THTR 2325From Script to Stage4

Preapproved Template Program in Theatre

The Department of Theatre offers a preapproved template program that may be paired with another preapproved template program to create a combined major; to see a list of current preapproved template programs, visit the combined majors webpage.

Students may request admission to such a combined major via the Combined Major Approval form, which requires approval by both disciplines/colleges together with an approved curriculum. For additional information on preapproved template programs, see “Student-Requested Combined Major.” For template program requirements, visit the myNEU web portal, click on the “Self-Service” tab, then on “My Degree Audit.”

Theatre Courses

THTR 1000. Theatre at Northeastern. 1 Hour.

Intended for freshmen in the College of Arts and Sciences. Introduces freshmen to the liberal arts in general; familiarizes them with their major; helps them develop the academic skills necessary to succeed (analytical ability and critical thinking); provides grounding in the culture and values of the University community; and helps them develop interpersonal skills—in short, familiarizes students with all skills needed to become a successful university student. Prereq. Freshman standing; theatre majors and cinema studies/theatre combined majors only.

THTR 1100. Production Experience 1. 1 Hour.

Offers lab practice in technical production; may be repeated for credit (maximum two credits).

THTR 1101. Introduction to Theatre. 4 Hours.

Reveals the dynamic world of theatre by exploring the artistry, ideas, and techniques of actors, designers, directors, and playwrights. Goes behind the scenes in the study of theory and literature with both in-depth discussions and in-class performances. Includes a survey of significant movements in theatre history and analysis of diverse plays from contemporary drama. No theatre experience required.

THTR 1120. Acting 1. 4 Hours.

Focuses on the development of fundamental performance techniques and various significant acting methodologies needed by an actor to develop stage presence, strengthen the imagination, and increase freedom of expression. Studies, analyzes, and interprets contemporary texts through the performance of monologues and scenes. Prereq. Theatre majors and combined majors only.

THTR 1125. Improvisation for Entrepreneurs. 4 Hours.

Introduces students to theatre improvisation principles, games, and exercises. Offers a playful and demanding environment for students to recognize and develop their “soft skills” and to learn to read and react to unexpected situations with confidence and agility. This is an experiential studio course—sessions are comprised of a series of cumulative group and individual exercises to explore and practice spatial awareness, physical presence, mental agility, creativity, adaptability, risk taking, intuition, and teamwork. Using the required reading as a starting point, a final self-reflection paper gives students an opportunity to articulate their discoveries, their challenges, and their strategies. Prereq. Not open to theater majors.

THTR 1127. Improvisation for Entrepreneurs—Abroad. 4 Hours.

Introduces students to theatre improvisation principles, games, and exercises. Offers a playful and demanding environment for students to recognize and develop their “soft skills” and to learn to read and react to unexpected situations with confidence and agility. This is an experiential studio course—sessions are comprised of a series of cumulative group and individual exercises to explore and practice spatial awareness, physical presence, mental agility, creativity, adaptability, risk taking, intuition, and teamwork. Using the required reading as a starting point, a final self-reflection paper gives students an opportunity to articulate their discoveries, their challenges, and their strategies. Taught abroad.

THTR 1130. Introduction to Acting. 4 Hours.

Introduces techniques that awaken the creative mind, body, and spirit of the actor. Through theatre games and voice/movement exercises, offers students an opportunity to explore and develop skills used by actors in preparation for a role. Students rehearse and perform scenes from contemporary plays. Designed for nontheatre majors; previous stage experience welcome but not required.

THTR 1131. Technical Theatre 1. 4 Hours.

Surveys the technical and stagecraft skills that are essential knowledge for all theatre professionals. Offers students an opportunity to develop a hands-on understanding of the areas of scenery and costume construction, production management, stage management, sound engineering, and lighting. Covers the practical skills needed to participate in the creation, evaluation ,and revision of a theatrical production in this laboratory-based course through participation in crew work for department productions. No previous theatre experience is required.

THTR 1135. Introduction to Acting Abroad. 4 Hours.

Introduces techniques designed to awaken the creative mind, body, and spirit of the actor. Through theatre games and voice/movement exercises, offers students an opportunity to explore and develop skills used by actors in preparation for a role. Students rehearse and perform scenes from contemporary plays. Designed for nontheatre majors; previous stage experience welcome but not required. Taught abroad.

THTR 1150. Dance History: Modern to Hip Hop. 4 Hours.

Explores theatrical dance in the 20th century as both performance and history, including modern dance, jazz, American ballet, tap, African-American dance, and hip-hop. Examines the ways in which dance embodies ideas about culture, race, and gender. Offers students an opportunity to rehearse and perform dance techniques of diverse styles and by significant choreographers. Involves readings, research, and writing assignments, as well as attending professional dance performances.

THTR 1160. The Professional Voice. 4 Hours.

Designed to help students across disciplines enhance the quality of their spoken voice and the clarity and urgency with which they express themselves. Offers students practical tools to improve their voice and speech in interpersonal interactions, based on the book Freeing the Natural Voice by Kristin Linklater and elements of the Alexander Technique. Offers students an opportunity to learn how to free the habitual tensions, holding patterns, and inefficient uses that block the clear communication of thoughts and feelings. Focuses on the development of physical and vocal exercises and the direct application of these skills to various forms of texts. Students are expected to practice the exercises and to do a fair amount of preparation work outside the studio. Prereq. Nontheatre majors only.

THTR 1165. The Professional Voice Abroad. 4 Hours.

Designed to help students across disciplines enhance the quality of their spoken voice and the clarity and urgency with which they express themselves. Includes practical tools to improve voice and speech in interpersonal interactions, based on the book Freeing the Natural Voice by Kristin Linklater and elements of the Alexander Technique. Offers students an opportunity to learn how to free the habitual tensions, holding patterns, and inefficient uses that block the clear communication of thoughts and feelings. Expects students to practice the exercises and to do a fair amount of preparation work outside the studio. Taught abroad.

THTR 1170. The Eloquent Presenter. 1 Hour.

Designed to help students to enhance the effectiveness with which they present themselves in front of an audience. Uses the application of theatre training exercises and practical tools to offer students an opportunity to improve the quality of their spoken voice, the clarity with which they articulate their ideas, and their ability to command the attention of audiences in diverse interpersonal and professional interactions. Prereq. Restricted to students in the College of Computer and Information Science.

THTR 1215. Activism and Performance. 4 Hours.

Explores the intersection of theatre, politics, and social transformation by studying and experiencing the work of activist theatre artists in both traditional and nontraditional forms, such as docudrama, ritual, dance, street theatre, and community-generated performance. Examines the texts, theories, and practices of international theatre artists committed to ethical reasoning, social change, peace building, human rights, and community empowerment. Culminates in the creation of an original activist performance.

THTR 1220. African-American Theatre. 4 Hours.

Surveys the history of African-American theatre artists in America from the time of Ira Aldridge to the present day. Also examines the works of African-American playwrights from the Harlem Renaissance to the present, with an emphasis on the period beginning with Baraka’s Dutchman.

THTR 1230. The Evolution of Fashion and Costume. 4 Hours.

Traces the evolution of fashion and costume from ancient Greece to the twenty-first century. Illustrated lectures focus on the history and meaning of clothing design and the development of style. Clothing has been used for centuries to protect, attract, and define one’s identity. Examines the shifting trends of fashion for men and women within its historical, cultural, and economic contexts.

THTR 1233. Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Fashion in Europe. 4 Hours.

Traces the evolution of fashion and costume in Europe from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the twenty-first century. Illustrated lectures focus on the history and meaning of clothing design and the development of style. Examines trends in fashion for men and women within its historical, cultural, political, and economic contexts. By studying fashion history in cities such as London and Paris, students have access to primary sources of fashion history, including paintings, sculpture, and textiles and garments from the periods being studied. Emphasizes current trends in fashion, with in-depth studies of the work of designers such as Dior, Chanel, McQueen, Westwood, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, McCartney, and more. Taught abroad.

THTR 1235. Fashion and Costume Design in Film and Television. 4 Hours.

Examines the role of costume and fashion design in media, from the movies of the Golden Age of Hollywood to the latest high-tech motion pictures to the most recent cable miniseries. Studies the history and social contexts of clothing in media, as well as the critical role of fashion in relation to the narrative, i.e., how it enhances the mood and propels the dramatic action of the production. Uses illustrated lectures, critical thinking and writing, and a major experiential component to focus on how/why clothing is worn, how fashion design and costume design intersect, and how we can understand the economic and cultural realities of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries through the shifting trends of fashion.

THTR 1237. Introduction to Global Fashion Studies Abroad: History, Theory, and Contemporary Practice. 4 Hours.

Offers students an overview of the most significant and relevant theories on fashion and focuses on the cultural significance of clothing and style. Examines the intersection of fashion and other areas of study including the arts, history, economics, business, sociology and anthropology. Explores global issues of gender, race, class, identity, image, style, material culture and sustainability. Examines how populations from several post-industrial nations think about fashion, how globalization impacts their cultures and identities, and how designers and trendsetters are emerging from the new capitals of fashion. Taught abroad.

THTR 1240. Fashion Industry and Trend Forecasting in Europe. 4 Hours.

Examines the world of global fashion forecasting with industry professionals in European cities such as London and Paris. Studies how and why global fashion trends are designed, developed, and produced and how economic and cultural realities are revealed through the shifting trends of fashion. Recent developments in business, politics, economics, and culture all have a tremendous impact on trends in fashion. Examines the fashion industry in terms of the five basic pillars of the complex fashion system: cultures of design, production, representation, consumption, and disposal. The course includes illustrated lectures, site visits to couture fashion houses/studios, an experiential component (the global fashion trend presentation), and the development of a class blog dedicated to trends seen by the students on the streets of Europe. Taught abroad.

THTR 1250. Voice and Movement 1 for Theatre. 4 Hours.

Focuses on vocal and physical exercises that enable the actor to connect with the voice through freeing the physical and emotional self. Vocal work emphasizes centering, physicalization, breath support, articulation, resonance, and projection. Physical work develops concentration, control, and stamina through exercise, relaxation, improvisation, manipulation of energy flow, rhythms, and imagination. Emphasizes using the body as an expressive instrument. Includes selected monologues and/or scenes for classroom analysis. The course uses the techniques of Linklater and Viewpoints. Prereq. THTR 1120; theatre majors and combined majors only.

THTR 1260. Movement for the Actor. 4 Hours.

Explores movement techniques that enhance the actor’s expressiveness, performance energy, and body awareness. Offers students an opportunity to experience diverse movement training theories such as Suzuki, Alexander, and Laban and synthesize them in the creation of an original ensemble-based performance. Focuses on physical exercises and processes that strengthen the body; enliven the imagination; enhance concentration; and improve flexibility, balance, relaxation, and posture. Seeks to empower actors to externalize the emotional and imaginative inner experience and maximize stage presence and power. No previous movement or acting experience required.

THTR 1270. Introduction to Theatrical Design. 4 Hours.

Introduces the principles of contemporary theatrical design and how to apply the creative process to scenery, costumes, and lighting. Offers students an opportunity to discover how design concepts are developed and relate to each other through research, script analysis, color theory, and visual composition. Seeks to develop the student’s capacity for collaboration and techniques for conceptualizing a play into a multidisciplinary work of art. No theatre experience required.

THTR 1990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

THTR 2000. Production Experience 2. 1 Hour.

Offers lab practice in rehearsal and performance for production; may be repeated for credit (maximum of two credits).

THTR 2300. Theatre History: Greek Tragedy to Romanticism. 4 Hours.

Explores the history of classical theatre, its dramatic development, and its unique contributions to Western civilization. Offers students an opportunity to discover notable plays and theatre artists from ancient Greece to the 1800s, including Elizabethan England, the golden age of Spain, and the Italian Renaissance. Playwrights include Euripides, Shakespeare, Calderón, and Goldoni. Prereq. (a) ENGW 1111, ENGW 1102, ENGL 1111, or ENGL 1102 and (b) sophomore standing or above.

THTR 2310. History of Musical Theatre. 4 Hours.

Traces the creative evolution of the stage musical from its 19th-century origins to current Broadway hits; from popular entertainment to an important theatrical art. Offers students an opportunity to examine this unique and original art form from multiple perspectives—historical, cultural, political, and aesthetic—and to develop insights into the concepts and methods of such pioneering composers, lyricists, and theatre artists as Gilbert and Sullivan, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim.

THTR 2315. Rebels of Modern Drama. 4 Hours.

Investigates groundbreaking classics by modern European playwrights (1890s–1950s) such as Henrik Ibsen, Anton Chekhov, August Strindberg, George Bernard Shaw, Bertolt Brecht, and Samuel Beckett. Reveals how these social and literary rebels broke with tradition and created new forms of theatre. Examines their significant works as literature, history, and performance, as well as their relevance today. Includes written and oral analyses of plays as performances and the creation of an original play or work of visual art.

THTR 2320. America Onstage: Dramatizing the Dream. 4 Hours.

Explores the dramatic truths and lies at the heart (and the art) of the American Dream through great theatrical works of the 20th century. This literature, together with the vision of the brilliant playwrights who created it, both reflected and shaped American culture and society. Includes significant playwrights such as Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman, Lorraine Hansberry, Edward Albee, Sam Shepard, and August Wilson. Examines topics such as politics, economics, religion, race, gender, family relationships, cultural assimilation, and the evolution of identity—both personal and national. Focuses on these modern classics as artistic, literary, and historical documents while also analyzing them for their relevance in contemporary society.

THTR 2325. From Script to Stage. 4 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity to develop the skills and techniques used by professional theatre artists to analyze a script and awaken the essence and meaning of a play in preparation for production. Examines structure and form, characters and action, symbols and metaphors, and the historical and social context in case studies of classic and contemporary plays.

THTR 2330. Playwriting. 4 Hours.

Offers a collaborative workshop environment for developing dialogue, scenes, and one-act plays. Analyzes the dramatic techniques of modern masters as well as acclaimed contemporary playwrights. Culminates in the development of original one-act plays and a presentation of workshop scripts by professional actors.

THTR 2335. Boston Theatre Experience. 4 Hours.

Offers a comprehensive experiential survey of professional theatre today. Students attend Boston-area productions that reflect a diverse range of styles and aesthetics, with special emphasis on the creation of new plays. Through preparatory readings and lectures, combined with postplay critical assessments (oral and in writing) and interactions with theatre artists (playwrights, actors, directors), offers students an opportunity to examine and discover how to interpret the art of contemporary theatre in the United States, from fringe companies to Broadway, as audience members and aspiring artists. Requires attendance at plays outside of class time.

THTR 2340. Theatre and Society. 4 Hours.

Covers several great practitioners of theatre. Focuses on how social behavior influenced the thought and craft of playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and theorists as well as how society was influenced by drama and theatre. Emphasizes how the play’s ideas are translated into performance. Uses video, discussion, and live performance, when possible, as integral elements to the course.

THTR 2342. Acting 2. 4 Hours.

Continues THTR 1120. Focuses on developing the actor’s sense of truth and emotional freedom. Emphasizes creating, developing, and sustaining character and developing ensemble. Includes monologues and scenes performed for classroom analysis. Prereq. THTR 1120; theatre majors and combined majors only.

THTR 2345. Acting for Cameras. 4 Hours.

Explores the craft and methods of actors working in front of the camera through monologues, scenes, and group projects that balance artistic development with technical demands. Offers students an opportunity to discover ways to identify and free their performance energy on camera with a foundation of relaxation and truth. This creative process is paired with complementary media skills, such as basic video editing, audition techniques, voice-over, motion capture (mocap), and 3D scanning. Previous acting experience suggested but not required.

THTR 2346. Viewpoints. 4 Hours.

Engages actors with an innovative technique that draws upon rigorous physical training exercises and practice in the nine areas of actors’ concentration known as Viewpoints. Creative improvisational sessions provide an intuitive and dynamic approach to acting. Culminates in the application of Viewpoints to new scripted works. Prereq. THTR 1120 or THTR 1130.

THTR 2347. Voice and Movement 2 for Theatre. 4 Hours.

Continues THTR 1250. Offers students an opportunity to further develop and strengthen the body and the voice in the pursuit of eloquent speaking and compelling presence onstage. Vocal practice emphasizes breath capacity, resonance, and clarification of speech sounds through the study of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Physical practice emphasizes improvisation, coordination, stamina, and spatial awareness. Includes direct application of all skills to diverse dramatic texts. Prereq. THTR 1250, THTR 2342, and sophomore standing or above; theatre majors and combined majors only.

THTR 2360. Stage Makeup. 4 Hours.

Focuses on the principles of, the reasons for, and the materials used in makeup for the theatre, television, and films. Includes the practical application of types and styles of makeup: straight, old-age, character, and corrective.

THTR 2365. Technical Theatre 2. 4 Hours.

Continues THTR 1131. Covers the intermediate skills of technical theatre required for all theatre professionals. Students pursue more advanced technical skills in areas such as drafting, and the reading of technical drawings for both scenery and lights. A minimum of thirty hours of crew work is required per semester, along with attending both strikes for departmental shows. Assignments and hours are arranged with the area supervisor. Prereq. THTR 1131.

THTR 2370. Lighting Design for the Stage. 4 Hours.

Examines basic principles and practices of stage lighting including the qualities and functions of light, lighting instruments and controls, basic electricity, color in light, and analysis of the script in terms of light requirements. Expects students to develop light plots and schedules for various kinds of stage productions. Includes lab work on lighting crews for University productions.

THTR 2380. Costume Design. 4 Hours.

Presents the beginning designer with the opportunity to investigate costume design theory and to foster perceptual development. Through lectures and projects, gives students the opportunity to explore both the abstract and historical aspects of costume design as well as textual analysis and its conceptual implications. Does not require prior art or design education. Prereq. Sophomore standing or above.

THTR 2385. Fashion Construction and Pattern Making. 4 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity to develop the skills and techniques necessary for creating and using basic master patterns and dress forms to create skirts, dresses, trousers, and tops. Covers basic fashion construction, flat patterning, draping, and finishing techniques.

THTR 2400. Scenic Design. 4 Hours.

Introduces the theory and practice of theatrical design and the role of the designer in the production process. Through project work, examines the use of graphics tools—line, form, balance, color, rhythm, and so on—in the development of the design idea. Emphasizes understanding and utilizing spatial relationships; visually expressing conceptual themes; and understanding the various uses, problems, and practical considerations of proscenium, thrust, and arena staging. Prereq. THTR 1270 and sophomore standing or above.

THTR 2500. Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Theatre. 4 Hours.

Surveys a wide range of dramatic forms, gender theories, and distinct theatrical techniques used by women artists to reveal larger social issues and encourage activism. Examines how the plays’ socio-cultural contexts represent female playwrights’ diverse views of identity as well as their cultural, ethnic, racial, and geographical experiences. Identifies how women as artistic leaders are perceived and received by society and the industry. Analyzes why the issue of gender equity in theatre remains unresolved.

THTR 2550. Mass Media and the Fashion Industry in Europe. 4 Hours.

Explores the relationship between mass media and the fashion industry from 19th century Paris to today’s new media platforms and globalized communication networks. Assesses the impact of traditional forms of fashion media including journalism, photography, film and new media. Examines the media dialogue and diplomacy as well as its value arbitration, including topics of representation, taste, status, trend and globalization. Offers opportunities to share interviews, reports and trend analysis on the class blog. Taught abroad.

THTR 2600. Voice and Speech for the Actor. 4 Hours.

Seeks to enhance the quality and power of the actor’s voice with a focus on the clarity, vitality, and eloquence with which they communicate themselves on stage. Following the pedagogy known as Freeing the Natural Voice, developed by Kristin Linklater, sessions provide a progression of physical and vocal exercises that free the habitual tensions and inefficiencies that block the clear communication of emotional and creative impulses. Offers students an opportunity to apply voice and speech training to diverse texts comprised of drama, poetry, and original writing. The goal is a free, healthy, confident voice that fully expresses the actor’s individuality and commands the attention of an audience. Prereq. THTR 1120 and THTR 2342.

THTR 2990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

THTR 3350. Fashion Marketing and Merchandising in Europe. 4 Hours.

Examines the fundamentals of fashion marketing and merchandising in the established fashion capital of the world, Paris. Explores beyond a theoretical understanding of how basic marketing principles govern the fashion industry. Analyzes and evaluates the role and function of day-to-day industry professionals working and succeeding in Paris through site visits; lectures with industry professionals; and visits to fashion shows, collections, and museums. Taught abroad.

THTR 3450. Acting 3—Playing Shakespeare. 4 Hours.

Explores ways to bring the texts of Shakespeare alive onstage. Using the First Folio, the course studies structure of the verse, rhetorical devices, figures of speech, in a variety of Shakespeare’s texts, including sonnets, scenes, and soliloquies. Sound and movement sequences revitalize the eloquent speaking of heightened texts and the personal connection to the characters. Prereq. THTR 2342 and junior or senior standing; theatre majors and combined majors only.

THTR 3550. Directing for the Stage. 4 Hours.

Focuses on purposes and techniques of theatrical direction related to script analysis, production style, pictorial composition, rhythmic evolution, and empathic responses. Prereq. THTR 1120, THTR 1270, and junior or senior standing.

THTR 3570. Musical Theatre Technique. 4 Hours.

Applies acting technique to the performance of songs and scenes from the musical theatre canon that represent a variety of cultures. Studies, analyzes, and interprets Broadway musical classics and contemporary musical theatre forms and styles, from composers such as Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Stephen Sondheim. Offers students an opportunity to explore acting, singing, and dancing through performance theories by analyzing character development and synthesizing movement and dance with music and lyrics. Culminates in student performances of solo, small ensemble, and large ensemble excerpts from musicals. Prereq. THTR 1120 or THTR 1130.

THTR 3700. Rehearsal and Production: The Art of Collaboration. 4 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity to experience the process of making imaginative, innovative theatre by collaborating on a theatre department production. Based on auditions, experience, skills, and interest, students rehearse and perform an acting role or collaborate in areas of design, stage management, dramaturgy, or production under the direction of faculty, staff, and guest artists. Students chronicle the process in a stage journal and in a final paper, identifying creative discoveries, accomplishments, and experiences. May be repeated for credit up to three times; fulfills the experiential education requirement for theatre majors.

THTR 3990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

THTR 4702. Capstone Rehearsal and Performance. 4 Hours.

Requires students to research, prepare, and perform either a substantial acting role, a design assistantship, a dramaturgy, a stage-management position, or other position of responsibility for a departmental production. Also requires an intensive-writing component enabling the synthesis of the theoretical, analytical, and artistic aspects of theatre production. Prereq. Junior or senior standing.

THTR 4880. Special Topics: Theatre History. 1-4 Hours.

Offers opportunity for in-depth examination of a subject of particular significance to the field.

THTR 4882. Special Topics: Theatre Performance. 1-4 Hours.

Offers opportunity for in-depth examination of a subject of particular significance to the field.

THTR 4888. Special Topics: Theatre Design. 1-4 Hours.

Offers opportunity for in-depth examination of a subject of particular significance to the field.

THTR 4970. Junior/Senior Honors Project 1. 4 Hours.

Focuses on in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. Combined with Junior/Senior Project 2 or college-defined equivalent for 8-credit honors project.

THTR 4971. Junior/Senior Honors Project 2. 4 Hours.

Focuses on second semester of in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. Prereq. THTR 4970.

THTR 4990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

THTR 4991. Research. 4 Hours.

Offers an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision.

THTR 4992. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor.

THTR 4993. Independent Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor.

THTR 4994. Internship. 4 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity for internship work.

THTR 4996. Experiential Education Directed Study. 4 Hours.

Draws upon the student’s approved experiential activity and integrates it with study in the academic major. Restricted to those students who are using it to fulfill their experiential education requirement.