THEA802
Advanced Stage MovementCrosslisted with THEA 402

Prerequisites: THEA 224, 256, or equivalent and permission

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

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA803
Advanced Voice TechniquesCrosslisted with THEA 403

Prerequisites: THEA 253, THEA 254, or equivalent and permission.

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA806
Costume CraftsCrosslisted with THEA 406

Description: The creation of various costume accessories, ornaments and hand properties categorized by the profession as costume crafts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA807
AuditioningCrosslisted with THEA 407

Prerequisites: THEA 114, 115, 223, 224 and permission.

Description: Auditioning process, including resumes, interviews, preparation of pieces (forms, styles, and genres), cold readings, songs, etc.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

THEA808
Advanced Projects in Acting and/or Directing

Prerequisites: (Acting) THEA 112G or 115, 114, 204, 401/801 or equivalent and permission; (Directing) THEA 303, 401/801, 403/803, 410/810, 412/812, 418/818, and permission.

Description: Selected performance in acting and directing in University Theatre, Experimental Theatre, and Laboratory Theatre.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

THEA809
Advanced Projects in Technical TheatreCrosslisted with THEA 409

Prerequisites: THEA 410/810, 412/812, 418/818 or equivalent and permission.

Description: Projects in scene design, costume design, lighting design, sound design, or technical direction. Planning and execution of designs for actual production.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

THEA810
Stage Lighting ICrosslisted with THEA 410

Prerequisites: 12 hrs theatre arts, including THEA 201 and 202.

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA811
Stage Lighting IICrosslisted with THEA 411

Prerequisites: THEA 410/810 or equivalent.

Description: Intensive work in designing lighting for theatre, dance, musicals, and opera.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA812
Scene Design ICrosslisted with THEA 412

Prerequisites: 12 hrs theatre arts including THEA 201 and 202

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA813
Scene Design IICrosslisted with THEA 413

Prerequisites: 12 hrs theatre arts, including THEA 201 and 202, and 412/812.

Description: Theory and practice of scene design. Rendering techniques, period research, and multi-set productions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA814
Stage Lighting IIICrosslisted with THEA 414

Prerequisites: THEA 411/811 or equivalent.

Description: Advanced lighting design through the rendering of light story boards.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA815
Production Design for Film and TelevisionCrosslisted with THEA 415

Prerequisites: THEA 413/813 or 489/889.

Description: Theory and practice of production design for the camera. Research, design techniques, tools, and aspects specific to film and television.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA816
Computer Aided Design (CAD) for the TheatreCrosslisted with THEA 416

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA818
Costume Design ICrosslisted with THEA 418

Prerequisites: 12 hrs theatre arts, including THEA 201 and 202.

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA819
Costume Design IICrosslisted with THEA 419

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA820
Problems in Technical ProductionCrosslisted with THEA 420

Prerequisites: THEA 201, 410/810, 412/812, or equivalent and permission.

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA821
Drafting for the TheatreCrosslisted with THEA 421

Description: Advanced techniques and practice in technical drafting as applied to theatrical scenic construction.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA822
Theatre ArchitectureCrosslisted with THEA 422

Description: Practice in planning of a theatre facility, including program writing, working with consultants and architects, equipment specification, space allocation, codes and regulations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA823
Rendering for the TheatreCrosslisted with THEA 423

Description: Techniques and practice of rendering for scene and costume design.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA826
Lighting for FilmCrosslisted with THEA 426

Prerequisites: THEA 811 or 889, or permission

Description: Advanced application of film lighting concepts and techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA827
The American Theatre ICrosslisted with THEA 427

Prerequisites: 12 hrs theatre arts, including THEA 112G, 335, and 336 or equivalent.

Description: History and development of the professional American theatre from the beginning to 1900. Includes selected American plays which best characterize the period under consideration.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA828
The American Theatre IICrosslisted with THEA 428

Prerequisites: 12 hrs theatre arts, including THEA 112G, 335, and 336 or equivalent.

Description: History and development of the professional American theatre from 1900 to the present day. Includes selected American plays which best characterize the period.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA829
Advanced Stage Lighting TechnologyCrosslisted with THEA 429

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA830
Master ElectricianCrosslisted with THEA 430

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR
Groups:Introductory

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA831
Advanced PlaywritingCrosslisted with THEA 431

Prerequisites: 12 hrs theatre arts, including THEA 112G or 115, 331 or equivalent, and permission.

Description: Practice leading to the composition of a three-act play or equivalent long play.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA832
Scene PaintingCrosslisted with THEA 432

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA833
Advanced Costume Construction
Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA835
Period Patterning
Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3-6

ACE:

THEA836
Costume Rendering

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA837
Costume Design III

Description: Advanced costume design techniques in specific types of performance arts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA838
Film: DirectingCrosslisted with THEA 438

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA840
Continental DramaCrosslisted with THEA 440

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA845
Dramatic Theory and Practice

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA850
Sound Design ICrosslisted with THEA 450

Prerequisites: THEA 201 or permission

Description: Theory and practice of sound design for live theatre. Extensive work with recording, mixing, effects, and playback devices.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA851
Sound Design IICrosslisted with THEA 451

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA854
Sound for FilmCrosslisted with THEA 454

Prerequisites: THEA 489/889 or 451/851.

Description: Advanced application of studio and field recording techniques and Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) editing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA855
Musical Theatre TechniquesCrosslisted with THEA 455, MUOP 455, MUOP 855

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Opera/Music Theatre Performanc

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA857
Stage Rigging ICrosslisted with THEA 457

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA860
Script Analysis

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Analysis of selected plays from ancient Greeks to postmodernism.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA863
Director/Designer Communication

Prerequisites: Undergraduate major in theatre

Description: Projects, planning, and execution of various forms and styles involving the communication process between director and designer.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA870
Introduction to Pedagogy

Description: Introduces the graduate student to contemporary university level teaching theories and their classroom applications.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

THEA880
Technological Innovations in Film ProductionCrosslisted with THEA 480

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA881
Screenwriting: The Short ScriptCrosslisted with THEA 481

Prerequisites: BRDC 370 or ENGL 252 or 254 or 259A or THEA 331 or permission.

Description: Character development, story structure, and problem solving. Writing for the short film.

This course is a prerequisite for: THEA 486, THEA 886

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA882
Film Production ICrosslisted with THEA 482

Prerequisites: BRDC 269; THEA 114, 201 and 202; BRDC 474/874 or ENGL 252 or 254 or 259A or THEA 331 or permission.

Description: Film grammar" and non-sync film production.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA884
Advanced Projects in Film Production and/or New MediaCrosslisted with THEA 484

Prerequisites: THEA 489/889.

Description: Projects in screenwriting, film production, digital animation, and new media.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA885
Post Production for Film and New MediaCrosslisted with THEA 485

Prerequisites: THEA 489/889.

Description: Advanced studio software and techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA886
Film: ProducingCrosslisted with THEA 486

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA887
Digital Motion GraphicsCrosslisted with THEA 487

Prerequisites: THEA 489 or by permission.

Description: Creating moving text and images using compositing and animation software. Introduction to basic 3D animation.

This course is a prerequisite for: THEA 473; THEA 474

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA889
Film Production IICrosslisted with THEA 489

Prerequisites: THEA 481/881, 482/882, and permission.

Description: Advanced film production techniques including sync-sound, lighting, lab post-production and film business. Small group production of Cenema Verite's Experimental and Narrative short films.

This course is a prerequisite for: THEA 486, THEA 886; THEA 838, THEA 438

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA891
Advanced Projects in Directing and/or Theatre Management and/or Stage ManagementCrosslisted with THEA 491

Prerequisites: THEA 202; THEA 300 or 301; and permission.

Description: Selected projects in directing, theatre management, or stage management in University Theatre or Theatrix.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

THEA894
Internship in Theatre or FilmCrosslisted with THEA 494

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Structured internships with professional organizations or individuals outside the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus or with Nebraska Educational Telecommunications.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

THEA898
Special Topics in Theatre Arts

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

THEA899
Masters Thesis

Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

THEA940
Seminar in Theatre Design

Prerequisites: Undergraduate major in theatre arts

Prereq or parallel: THEA 810, 812, 818 and 932.

Description: Problems and theories of scenery, costume, and lighting design for ballet, opera, musicals, and legitimate plays. Discussion of student projects and designed full-scale productions.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

THEA956
Seminar in Theatre History

Prerequisites: Undergraduate major in theatre arts including 9 hrs theatre history and evolution of dramatic theory

Description: Specialized topics in theatre history.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE: