Description: Actor movement training intended for the graduate and advanced undergraduate. Focus on the process of building a physical characterization, tumbling, kinesthetic awareness, movement improvisation, period styles, court dancing, mask, Commedia dell'Arte, and stage combat
Description: Introduces actors to techniques ranging from commercial voice-over techniques, dialect mastery, and singing, to specialized voice/speech techniques for stage, screen, and new media.
This course is a prerequisite for: THEA 408
Description: The creation of various costume accessories, ornaments and hand properties categorized by the profession as costume crafts.
Description: Theory and practice of stage lighting. Instruments and control systems employed in lighting the stage. Color in light, its effect upon costume, makeup, and settings. Planning of light plots.
Description: Theory and practice of scene design. Application of the principles of design to stage settings. Development of the scene design for a play through sketches, color plates, models, and drawings.
Graduate Scenic Design students will be expected to take this course each fall semester.
Description: Theory and practice of scene design for professional development. Focusing on the conceptual process through ideation and revision.
Prerequisites: THEA 411/811 or equivalent.
Description: Advanced lighting design through the rendering of light story boards.
Prerequisites: THEA 413/813 or THEA 489/889.
Description: Theory and practice of production design for the camera. Research, design techniques, tools, and aspects specific to film and television.
Prerequisites: 12 hrs theatre arts, including THEA 201, and permission.
Description: Computer Aided Design (CAD) as it applies to scenic, costume, and lighting design. Emphasis on two-dimensional drafting, three-dimensional modeling, and computer graphics.
Description: Theory and practice of stage costume designs. Principles of design as they apply to theatrical costuming. Development of costume designs for the characters in a play through sketches, drawings, and color plates.
Prerequisites: THEA 418/818.
Description: In-depth costume design in the areas of design conception and techniques of design communication. Application of principles learned in Costume Design I.
Description: In-depth theoretical and practical application of organization, materials, and techniques necessary for the planning, execution, maintenance, and use of stage scenery, and the proper and safe use and maintenance of the stage and shop facilities.
Description: Advanced techniques and practice in technical drafting as applied to theatrical scenic construction.
Description: Practice in planning of a theatre facility, including program writing, working with consultants and architects, equipment specification, space allocation, codes and regulations.
Description: Techniques and practice of rendering for scene and costume design.
Prerequisites: THEA 411/811 or THEA 489/889
Description: Advanced application of film lighting concepts and techniques.
Prerequisites: THEA 210.
Description: Strengthen design aesthetic and understanding of modern technology that is commonly seen in the theatre through hands-on exploration of lighting consoles, automated and LED fixtures that will sharpen design skills.
Prerequisites: THEA 210.
Description: Prepare to be a master electrician for live performances by learning basic crew management, principles of electricity, dimmers and general stage lighting equipment as well as common tools used by those in the trade.
Prerequisites: 12 hrs theatre arts including THEA 201, or permission.
Description: Techniques and practice of scene painting for theatre, film, and television. Texture simulation, faux finishes, and realistic drop painting.
Description: Practice in using various media and plate design; rendering techniques and costume plate experimentation to achieve variety in the portfolio, reflecting the mood and texture of each theatrical work.
Description: Advanced costume design techniques in specific types of performance arts.
Prerequisites: THEA 489
Description: Develop the skills required to successfully direct a film. Critically analyze a script; shape an actor's performance and balance the technical demands of each scene.
Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission.
Description: Most frequently produced plays 1652-1989 on European stages (excluding England). Structural aspects and reasons for the play's popularity among performers and audiences.
Prerequisites: THEA 120
Description: Exploring the skills and techniques used in creating detailed scale models for the pre-visualization or miniature work in theater and film.
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor
Description: Significant questions in dramatic theory and practice of theatre and film production, beginning with Aristotle and continuing to film theory.
Prerequisites: THEA 450/850 or permission
Description: Advanced work with recording, editing, and playback devices. Training in digital editing using the ProTools LE platform. Planning and execution of full-length, realized, sound designs for departmental mainstage productions.
Description: Advanced training in the integration of acting, movement, and singing skills for the performance of musical theatre. Training in artistic decision making that generates a character within a musical. Focus on a discipline of preparation and the resulting practice of performance; practical experiences with solos, duets, and ensembles from American Musical Theatre Repertoire.
Prerequisites: THEA 201 or permission
Description: Theory and practice of rigging for live theatre. Extensive work with fly systems, rope systems, and standard rigging hardware.
Description: Analysis of selected plays from ancient Greeks to postmodernism.
Prerequisites: Undergraduate major in theatre
Description: Projects, planning, and execution of various forms and styles involving the communication process between director and designer.
Description: Introduces the graduate student to contemporary university level teaching theories and their classroom applications.
Prerequisites: Senior standing and 3.0 GPA.
Description: History of technological innovation in film. Sound, film format, color systems, lenses and lighting that have enhanced the finished product in the film industry.
Prerequisites: THEA 489/889.
Description: Projects in screenwriting, film production, digital animation, and new media.
Prerequisites: THEA 489/889.
Description: Advanced studio software and techniques.
Prerequisites: THEA 481/881 and THEA 489/889
Description: The budgeting, organizational, managerial and supervisory skills required by a creative film producer - from financing to distribution.
Prerequisites: THEA 489 or by permission.
Description: Creating moving text and images using compositing and animation software. Introduction to basic 3D animation.
Description: Structured internships with professional organizations or individuals outside the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus or with Nebraska Educational Telecommunications.
Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
Prerequisites: Undergraduate major in theatre arts including 9 hrs theatre history and evolution of dramatic theory
Description: Specialized topics in theatre history.