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Below you can find course descriptions for different classes offered through the Department of Theater. Please note that not all courses are offered every semester; you can check with the Undergraduate Catalog & Graduate Catalog or consult your advisor to determine course availability each semester.

All Courses

Course ID Credit
Hours
Course Title
THEA 101 3 Theater Insight
THEA 203A 3 Introduction to Voice and Movement
THEA 203B 3 Stage Speech and the IPA
THEA 205 2 Stage Make-up
THEA 217 3 Acting
THEA 218 9 (3,3,3) Beginning Stagecraft
THEA 220 3 Freshman Theater Seminar
THEA 260 1 to 15 Internship
THEA 300 1 to 4 (1 per semester) Theater Practicum
THEA 303A 3 Movement for the Actor
THEA 303B 3 Voice for the Actor
THEA 311A 3 Play Analysis
THEA 311C 3 to 6 Fundamentals of Writing for the Stage and Screen
THEA 317A 3 Intermediate Acting
THEA 317B 3 Intermediate Acting
THEA 322 1 to 12 Summer Theater
THEA 323 1 Musical Theater Dance
THEA 354 6 (3,3) History of the Theater
THEA 390 1 to 9 Independent Study
THEA 400 1 to 6 (1-2 per semester) Production
THEA 401A 2 Stage Management
THEA 401B 1 Stage Management Lab
THEA 402 3 to 6 Directing Studio
THEA 403A 3 Advanced Movement for the Actor
THEA 403B 3 Advanced Voice for the Actor
THEA 404 3 Theater Management
THEA 405 1 Applied Theater
THEA 406 9 (3,3,3) Properties Studio
THEA 407 3 Scene Design
THEA 408 3 Model Making
THEA 409 6 (2,2,2) Scene Painting Studio
THEA 410 9 Children's Theater
THEA 411A 3 Playwriting -- The Short Play
THEA 411B 3 Playwriting -- The Full-Length Play
THEA 412 2 Patterning and Draping for the Theatre
THEA 413 6 (3,3) Drafting for the Theater
THEA 414 3 Costume Design
THEA 415A 2 to 4 Costume Crafts I
THEA 415B 2 to 4 Costume Crafts II
THEA 416 3 Structural Design for the Stage
THEA 417 3 to 6 (3,3) Advanced Acting
THEA 418 3 Lighting Design
THEA 419 3 Technical Direction
THEA 420 2 Senior Seminar
THEA 421 1 Senior Project
THEA 423 1 Music Theatre Dance
THEA 450 1 to 9 Topical Seminar
THEA 454 3 American Theater
THEA 455 3 Dramaturgy
THEA 460 3 Black Theater: Intersections of Culture and Performance
THEA 500 2 Introduction to Research Methods
THEA 501 3 Contemporary Developments
THEA 502 3 to 9 Advanced Directing
THEA 503 1 per semester Professional Development
THEA 504 3 The Comic Theater
THEA 505 3 The Tragic Theater
THEA 506 3 Spectacle: The Vision of Theater
THEA 507 3 Advanced Scene Design
THEA 510 2 to 8 Production Design Seminar
THEA 511 3 to 6 Playwriting Workshop
THEA 514 3 Advanced Costume Design
THEA 518 3 Advanced Lighting Design
THEA 522 1 to 12 SIU Summer Theater
THEA 526 3 to 12, max. 4 topics Seminar in Theater Arts
THEA 530 1 to 12 Independent Study
THEA 550 2 to 6, max. 3 topics Topical Seminar
THEA 560 1 to 21 Professional Work Experience
THEA 561 1 to 12 Theater Internship
THEA 599 1 to 6 Thesis
THEA 600 1 to 36; max. 1 to 16 per semester Dissertation.
THEA 601 1 hour per semester of Continuing Enrollment Continuing Enrollment