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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Theatre (THEA)

THEA 189 (GA) Theatre Production Practicum (1 per semester/maximum of 6)* Supervised experience in theatre by crew participation in University theatre productions. For non-theatre students only.

THEA 189 Theatre Production Practicum (1 per semester/maximum of 6)

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

THEA 189 provides hands on experience in the production areas of the theatre including scenery, costumes, electrics and backstage crew. Students will be assigned to various crews during the semester to support the production of scenery, costumes, and lighting theatre shows. The students will be under the direction of faculty, staff, and graduate students (at University Park) who will provide guidance and information in a practical manner. Students will gain practical knowledge in scenic, property and costume construction techniques, painting techniques, and lighting technology. Students will develop skills associated with various tools and equipment used to build properties, costumes. and scenery. In order to accomplish these objectives, students are assigned to a mentor/crew leader at each class meeting who may demonstrate new techniques or skills and then oversee the students as they apply these skills to a current production need. This method of instruction allows students to progress at a pace that is comfortable and permits one-on-one instruction as needed. The course is offered each semester at University Park and taught concurrently with THEA 289 and 489, so ten sections are offered for enrollment. These sections correspond to THEA 289 and 489 sections.

General Education: GA
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Arts
Effective: Spring 2004

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