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Top TA 121 ORAL INTERPRETATION I (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Analysis and presentation of literature. Exploration of emotional reactions, expressive vocal and physical responses, and performing techniques for effective communication. (FA)

Top TA 144 PLAYREADING (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Reading/discussion/examination of plays from world theatre of past and present from the perspective of production and theatre history. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 2 credits.

Top TA 147 INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATRE (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Origins, history, nature, elements, and style of theatre production; function of artists and craftspersons of the theatre. (FA) (Bacc Core Course)

Top TA 147H INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATRE (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Origins, history, nature, elements, and style of theatre production; function of artists and craftspersons of the theatre. (FA) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top TA 199 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top TA 242 VISUAL PRINCIPLES OF THEATRE (3)  Offered in current or future terms
An introduction to visual creativity, creative thinking, and visual problem solving as applied to theatre arts as a whole, and to scene and costume design. (FA)

Top TA 243 PRINCIPLES OF COSTUMING FOR THE STAGE (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Principles and techniques of costume construction; practical application in the costume shop on theatre production. PREREQS: TA 147 and TA 242

Top TA 244 SCENE CRAFTS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Constructing scenery and stage properties; practical experience in backstage procedures and scene painting. Lec/lab. (FA)

Top TA 245 STAGE LIGHTING (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Fundamentals of electricity as used in stage lighting; color and light, lighting instruments and control systems, theory and practice of lighting stage production. PREREQS: TA 244

Top TA 247 STAGE MAKEUP (3)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Basic principles and theory with laboratory experience in most-used applications of theatrical makeup. PREREQS: Preference given to TA majors.

Top TA 248 FUNDAMENTALS OF ACTING I (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Examination of basic principles and techniques of acting. Exploration of relaxation/focus, personal vocal/physical awareness, the actor's craft, and the performance process. (FA) PREREQS: TA 147 or instructor approval required.

Top TA 249 FUNDAMENTALS OF ACTING II (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Continued work in the basic principles and techniques of acting. Emphasis on improvisation, character analysis, and creation, the balance between truth and technique. PREREQS: TA 248 and TA 248 or instructor approval required.

Top TA 250 WORKSHOP: THEATRE ARTS (1-3)  Offered in current or future terms
Practical experience in performance, technical theatre, or design. Maximum for 6 credits may be applied toward graduation. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top TA 250H WORKSHOP: THEATRE ARTS (1-3) 
Practical experience in performance, technical theatre, or design. Maximum for 6 credits may be applied toward graduation. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required and Honors College approval required.

Top TA 299 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top TA 321 ADVANCED ORAL INTERPRETATION (3) 
Interpretative theory; programming, adapting materials for oral interpretation, reader's theatre, chamber theatre experimentation in presentational forms. Offered every third year. PREREQS: TA 121

Top TA 330 HISTORY OF THE THEATRE (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
The rise and development of the composite arts of the theatre in their cultural and social context. Origins to 1500. Offered alternate years. (H) (Bacc Core Course)

Top TA 331 HISTORY OF THE THEATRE (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
The rise and development of the composite arts of the theatre in their cultural and social context. 1500 to 1870. Offered alternate years. (H) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: TA 144 and TA 147 are recommended.

Top TA 332 HISTORY OF THE THEATRE (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course WIC Core Course
The rise and development of the composite arts of the theatre in their cultural and social context. 1870 to present. Offered alternate years. (H) (Bacc Core Course) (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: TA 144 and TA 147 are recommended.

Top TA 344 PLAYSCRIPT ANALYSIS (3) 
Study of major approaches to playscript analysis and detailed application of these systems to the theatrical production process. (H) PREREQS: TA 147 and TA 144

Top TA 346 SCENE AND STAGE DESIGN (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Designs for stage productions including elements of color, mass, line, and lighting for various types of theatre architecture and plays. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: TA 147 and TA 244

Top TA 348 ADVANCED ACTING: REALISM (3) 
Discussion, research, rehearsal, performance, and criticism of scenes from realistic drama. Emphasis on the craft of acting, emotional availability/honesty, personal awareness. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: TA 248 and instructor approval required.

Top TA 349 ADVANCED ACTING: STYLES (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Discussion, research, rehearsal, performance, and criticism of scenes from a range of period and genre styles. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: TA 248 and instructor approval required.

Top TA 350 WORKSHOP: THEATRE ARTS (1-3)  Offered in current or future terms
Advanced work in acting, directing or technical theatre in dramatic productions; laboratory experience. Maximum of 6 credits may be applied toward graduation. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top TA 351 PRINCIPLES OF PLAYWRITING (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Basic principles and techniques of playwriting. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: TA 144 and TA 344

Top TA 352 PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Intensive work on student playscripts generated in TA 351, through re-writes, revision and rehearsals. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: TA 351

Top TA 354 FUNDAMENTALS OF PLAY DIRECTION (3) 
History, theories and techniques of stage direction. Script analysis, study of the audience, staging, working with actors and designers, the production process. Emphasis on practical exploration and application. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: TA 244 and TA 248 and instructor approval required.

Top TA 360 MULTICULTURAL AMERICAN THEATRE (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Examines the rich panorama of multicultural-American theatre (e.g. African-American, gay and lesbian, Hispanic, Asian American). (H) (Bacc Core Course)

Top TA 360H MULTICULTURAL AMERICAN THEATRE (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Examines the rich panorama of multicultural-American theatre (e.g. African-American, gay and lesbian, Hispanic, Asian American). (H) (Bacc Core Course)

Top TA 399 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top TA 401 RESEARCH (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top TA 402 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top TA 403 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top TA 405 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top TA 406 PROJECTS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top TA 407 SEMINAR (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top TA 407H SEMINAR (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top TA 408 WORKSHOP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top TA 410 THEATRE ARTS INTERNSHIP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
One- to three-term residency in a producing theatre, for a maximum allowable total of 15 credits. Student works in a department of the theatre and in related production activities, according to areas of interest or specialization. Work supervised and evaluated by agency staff; academic evaluation by supervising department faculty member(s). Available to upper-division theatre arts majors and graduate students approved by faculty and selected by intern agency. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 15 credits. PREREQS: 27 credits of theatre arts, with a minimum of 6 credits in area of skill specialization, or 12 credits of upper-division theatre arts courses, with a minimum of 6 credits in area of skill specialization. Must be arranged with instructor prior to registration. Departmental approval required.

Top TA 416 TOPICS IN THEATRE ARTS (3) 
Lectures and explorations of theories, issues, methods, problems, and applications in theatre arts. Concentrated work in a variety of selected theatre topics. Offered as demand and staffing allow. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. PREREQS: 9 credits of theatre arts or instructor's approval required.

Top TA 443 COSTUME DESIGN (3) 
Theory and practice of designing costumes for a theatrical production. PREREQS: TA 243

Top TA 444 THEORY AND CRITICISM OF THEATRE ARTS (3)  WIC Core Course
Major theories that have influenced and motivated theatre practice in Western civilization throughout its development. Offered on alternate years. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: 6 credits of theatre history, or 6 credits of dramatic literature.

Top TA 450 STUDIO: THEATRE ARTS (3-6)  Offered in current or future terms
Advanced individual study on approved projects in one of the arts of the theatre: acting, directing or scene/costume/lighting design; or in stage or theatre management. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits. PREREQS: 9 credits of upper-division theatre arts. Departmental approval required.

Top TA 454 ADVANCED PLAY DIRECTION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Expanded exploration of directing theories and techniques. Practical application through the production of a one-act play in a laboratory theatre. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: TA 354 and instructor approval required.

Top TA 464 THEATRE MANAGEMENT (3) 
Managerial theory and practices of theatre operations, including organizational structure, financial practices, program promotion, and legal concerns. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: 6 credits of upper-division theatre arts courses of equivalent; junior or senior standing.

Top TA 499 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top TA 502 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top TA 503 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top TA 505 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top TA 506 PROJECTS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top TA 507 SEMINAR (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top TA 508 WORKSHOP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top TA 510 THEATRE ARTS INTERNSHIP (6-15)  Offered in current or future terms
One- to three-term residency in a producing theatre, for a maximum allowable total of 15 credits. Student works in a department of the theatre and in related production activities, according to areas of interest or specialization. Work supervised and evaluated by agency staff; academic evaluation by supervising department faculty member(s). Available to upper-division theatre arts majors and graduate students approved by faculty and selected by intern agency. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 15 credits. PREREQS: 27 credits in theatre arts, with a minimum of 6 credits in area of skill specialization, or 12 credits of upper-division theatre arts courses, with a minimum of 6 credits in area of skill specialization. Must be arranged with instructor prior to registration. Departmental approval required.

Top TA 516 TOPICS IN THEATRE ARTS (3) 
Lectures and explorations of theories, issues, methods, problems, and applications in theatre arts. Concentrated work in a variety of selected theatre topics. Offered as demand and staffing allow. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. PREREQS: 9 credits of theatre arts or instructor's approval required.

Top TA 543 COSTUME DESIGN (3) 
Theory and practice of designing costumes for a theatrical production. PREREQS: TA 243

Top TA 544 THEORY AND CRITICISM OF THEATRE ARTS (3) 
Major theories that have influenced and motivated theatre practice in Western civilization throughout its development. Offered on alternate years. PREREQS: 6 credits of theatre history or 6 credits of dramatic literature.

Top TA 550 STUDIO: THEATRE ARTS (3-6)  Offered in current or future terms
Advanced individual study on approved projects in one of the arts of the theatre: acting, directing or scene/costume/lighting design; or in stage or theatre management. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits. PREREQS: 9 credits of upper-division theatre arts. Departmental approval required.

Top TA 554 ADVANCED PLAY DIRECTION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Expanded exploration of directing theories and techniques. Practical application through the production of a one-act play in a laboratory theatre. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: TA 354 and instructor approval required.

Top TA 564 THEATRE MANAGEMENT (3) 
Managerial theory and practices of theatre operations, including organizational structure, financial practices, program promotion, and legal concerns. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: 6 credits of upper-division theatre arts courses of equivalent and junior or senior standing.



 
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