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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Theatre (THEA)

THEA 001S First-Year Seminar: Theatre Production Practices (1) An orientation to the School of Theatre production practices, resources, faculty, and practicum.

THEA 001S First-Year Seminar: Theatre Production Practices (1)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

THEA 001S will serve as the First-Year Seminar for all undergraduate majors in the School of Theatre. In all School of Theatre degree programs, backstage production is one of the primary curricular and experiential areas held in common. It is in this area that most theatre students gain their first practical experience in producing theatre on our stages. This course will provide the necessary training and experience for all students to safely practice in the production of live theatre in our spaces.

This course will orient first-year students to faculty, facilities, and practices of production utilized in the School of Theatre season. Students will be introduced to the faculty and their areas of expertise. They will be oriented to the spaces and equipment in our theatres and taught safe operation of the equipment. They will learn the practical and professional expectations placed on students participating in a School of Theatre production. Learning will take place both in lecture/demonstration format and through the practical experience of working on a School of Theatre production.

Students will be evaluated by:
1. Backstage practices and safety will be evaluated through knowledge based quizzes and/or skill demonstrations as appropriate to each subject.
2. Professionalism evaluated through attendance, reliability and skill growth as observed during the execution of practicum assignments.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Arts
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: admission into Theatre Program

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.