THEA112G
Introduction to Theatre

Description: Introduction to the forms and functions of theatre and dramatic literature in the historical development of Western cultural traditions. While the theatre always reflects the aesthetic and philosophical concerns of the cultural era, the objective of the course is to determine the unique aesthetics of the theatre as an art form by exploring such issues as the relationship between the literary text and the text in performance; the changing role of theatre in culture historically; the various theatre research methods (historical, critical, experimental).

This course is a prerequisite for: THEA 335; THEA 336

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts

THEA112H
Honors: Introduction to Theatre

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.

Description: ntroduction to the forms and functions of theatre and dramatic literature in the historical development of Western cultural traditions. While the theatre always reflects the aesthetic and philosophical concerns of the cultural era, the objective of the course is to determine the unique aesthetics of the theatre as an art form by exploring such issues as the relationship between the literary text and the text in performance; the changing role of theatre in culture historically; the various theatre research methods (historical, critical, experimental).

This course is a prerequisite for: THEA 335; THEA 336

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts

THEA114
Basic Acting Techniques I

Description: Introduction to the essentials of the actor's craft: concentration, relaxation, sensory awareness, improvisation, and basic script analysis.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA115
Basic Acting Techniques II

Prerequisites: THEA 114.

Description: Continuation of THEA 114, with greater emphasis on the development of emotional control as it applies to scene work.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA120
Principles of Design for Theatre and Film

Prerequisites: Theatre major or permission.

Description: Introduction of the basic elements of design and the development of visual and perceptual skills. Develop an extensive portfolio of 2D and 3D visual projects through experimentation with various media.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA189H
University Honors Seminar

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.

Description: Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:2-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2-3

ACE:

THEA199
Independent Study

Prerequisites: Permission.

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

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

THEA201
Technical Theatre Practice

Description: Basic theoretical and practical application of the technical theatre production, including scenery design, construction, use and requirements and related areas that are considered scenic or influence scenery, its design and construction. Related areas include types of stages, facilities, equipment and tool use and maintenance, materials, drafting fundamentals, painting, moving scenery, properties and safety.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA202
Play Direction I

Prerequisites: THEA 112G or 114, and 201, or permission.

Description: Fundamental concepts of play direction, play selection, script analysis and interpretation, artistic choices, articulating of ideas, communication with actors, and critique. Rehearsal and presentation of realistic scenes.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA204
Stage Makeup

Description: Introduction to the methods and techniques of makeup.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA210
Introduction to Stage Lighting

Course is a prerequisite for THEA 411.

Description: Introduction and appreciation of the basic theory and practice of stage lighting. Exploration and application of elements of design (color, texture, intensity, line, composition) as they relate to lighting for live performance. Learning the basic tools of the lighting from the actual lighting instruments to the creating and timing of lighting cues.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA223
Intermediate Acting I

Prerequisites: THEA 115, 253, 255 or equivalent and permission.

Description: Intensive concentration, emotional and sensory work focused on the problems of characterization. Emphasis on close script analysis and scene work.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA224
Intermediate Acting II

Prerequisites: THEA 223 or equivalent and permission.

Description: Continuation of THEA 223. Development of a sensitive emotional instrument as it affects characterization. Scene study and appropriate exercises in concentration and sensory development.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA234
Scripts in Production

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Description: Survey of dramatic literature and texts in production, promoting a broad understanding of performed scripts. Approximately 12-15 plays and/or screenplays studied.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 2 Communication Competence

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 2 Communication Competence

THEA253
Voice Production for the Stage

Prerequisites: THEA 115.

Description: Training in the use of voice for the stage, including anatomy of the voice-producing mechanism, the actor's improvement of voice, breath control for the theatre, resonance and flexibility of tone for characterization, and vocal response to a wide range of emotional stimuli in dramatic literature.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA254
Stage Diction and Dialects

Description: Application of phonetics to stage diction and dialects. Mastery for characterization on stage of the distinguishing characteristics of foreign dialects, regional variants, and stage diction.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA255
Stage Movement I

Prerequisites: THEA 115.

Description: Movement training focusing on the process of building a physical characterization, physical conditioning and flexibility, kinesthetic awareness, and movement improvisation.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA256
Stage Movement II

Prerequisites: THEA 255.

Description: Application of the techniques developed in THEA 255 to the plays of Shakespeare, Moliere, and selected Commedia dell'Arte.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA282
Digital Video Production

Description: A practical introduction to the aesthetics, equipment, and production workflow for digital video production.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA285
University Theatre I

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Intensive application of principles of interpretative and technical theatre practice.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-2

ACE:

THEA286
University Theatre II

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Intensive application of principles of interpretative and technical theatre practice.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-2

ACE:

THEA291Q
Special Topics in Digital Arts

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Investigation of selected topics in digital arts.

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

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

THEA300
Stage Management

Prerequisites: 12 hrs THEA or permission.

Description: Survey of management techniques for the theatre including theoretical and practical application.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA301
Theatre Management

Prerequisites: THEA 112G, 114, and 234.

Description: Theatre management: strategic planning; marketing; audience development; grant writing; and company and front-of-the-house management.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA303
Play Direction II

Prerequisites: THEA 202 or permission

Description: Exploration of periods and styles of play direction from Classical Greek to contemporary American Realism and theatre for young audiences. Rehearsal and production of student directed scenes and short plays in Laboratory Theatre.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA331
Introduction to Playwriting

Prerequisites: ENGL 150 and 151.

Description: Beginning writing for the theatre; starting with the composition of short dramatic scenes and working toward the completion of a one-act play.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA335
History of Theatre I

Prerequisites: THEA 112G

Description: Theatre from Ancient Greece through Elizabethan period.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA336
History of Theatre II

Prerequisites: THEA 112G

Description: Theatre from French Neoclassicism to the present.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA337
Creative Drama: Improvisation with Youth

Prerequisites: 12 hrs theatre arts or permission.

Description: Survey and practical application of the major aspects of making and leading improvisation with young people.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA338
Dramaturgy

Prerequisites: THEA 202 and 234.

Description: Fundamental concepts of dramaturgy. Theoretical and practical applications.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA368
Digital Media Production

Description: Web design, usability and interactive media.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA386
Shakespeare's Dramatic ArtsCrosslisted with ENGL 386

Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled in the Nebraska at Oxford study abroad program

Description: Shakespeare and the well-known literature of England since the Middle Ages. Lecturers and tutors for the two courses are from Oxford University faculty and staff. Field trips and cultural excursions will supplement the course lectures and tutorials.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA387
Digital Animation Basics

Description: Creation, animation, lighting and rendering moving images.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA398
Special Topics in Theatre

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:

THEA398H
Honors Course

Prerequisites: Open to juniors who are candidates for degrees with distinction, with high distinction, and with highest distinction in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

THEA399
Independent Study

Prerequisites: Permission.

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

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

THEA401
Advanced Acting

Prerequisites: THEA 224, 254, 256 or equivalent and permission.

Description: Actor's methods of character development in the major styles of acting including Realistic Drama, Elizabethan, Comedy, Theatre of the Absurd, Musical Theatre, and others, and the acting profession itself. Specific content for each semester may be obtained from the teaching faculty.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA402
Advanced Stage MovementCrosslisted with THEA 802

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:

THEA403
Advanced Voice TechniquesCrosslisted with THEA 803

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:

THEA406
Costume CraftsCrosslisted with THEA 806

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:

THEA407
AuditioningCrosslisted with THEA 807

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:

THEA408
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, and Experimental Theatre.

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

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

THEA409
Advanced Projects in Technical TheatreCrosslisted with THEA 809

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:

THEA410
Stage Lighting ICrosslisted with THEA 810

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:

THEA411
Stage Lighting IICrosslisted with THEA 811

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:

THEA412
Scene Design ICrosslisted with THEA 812

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:

THEA413
Scene Design IICrosslisted with THEA 813

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:

THEA414
Stage Lighting IIICrosslisted with THEA 814

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:

THEA415
Production Design for Film and TelevisionCrosslisted with THEA 815

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:

THEA416
Computer Aided Design (CAD) for the TheatreCrosslisted with THEA 816

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:

THEA418
Costume Design ICrosslisted with THEA 818

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:

THEA419
Costume Design IICrosslisted with THEA 819

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:

THEA420
Problems in Technical ProductionCrosslisted with THEA 820

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:

THEA421
Drafting for the TheatreCrosslisted with THEA 821

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:

THEA422
Theatre ArchitectureCrosslisted with THEA 822

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:

THEA423
Rendering for the TheatreCrosslisted with THEA 823

Prerequisites: 12 hrs theatre arts, including THEA 201 or permission.

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:

THEA424
Directing and/or Dramaturgy and/or Stage Management Seminar I

Prerequisites: THEA 202, 300, and 338

Description: Modern dramatic literature, directing dramaturgy, and stage management theory and practice. Stanislavski to Peter Brook.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA425
Directing and/or Dramaturgy and/or Stage Management Seminar II

Prerequisites: THEA 202, 300, and 338.

Description: Modern dramatic literature, directing dramaturgy, and stage management theory and practice. New voices.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA426
Lighting for FilmCrosslisted with THEA 826

Prerequisites: THEA 411/811 or 489/889, 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:

THEA427
The American Theatre ICrosslisted with THEA 827

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:

THEA428
The American Theatre IICrosslisted with THEA 828

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:

THEA429
Advanced Stage Lighting TechnologyCrosslisted with THEA 829

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:

THEA430
Master ElectricianCrosslisted with THEA 830

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:

THEA431
Advanced PlaywritingCrosslisted with THEA 831

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:

THEA432
Scene PaintingCrosslisted with THEA 832

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:

THEA434
Business of Theatre Design

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Life as a professional theatre designer. Contracts, taxes, record keeping, resumes, portfolios, interviewing, job hunting and legal considerations.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA438
Film: DirectingCrosslisted with THEA 838

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:

THEA440
Continental DramaCrosslisted with THEA 840

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:

THEA450
Sound Design ICrosslisted with THEA 850

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:

THEA451
Sound Design IICrosslisted with THEA 851

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:

THEA454
Sound for FilmCrosslisted with THEA 854

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:

THEA455
Musical Theatre TechniquesCrosslisted with THEA 855, 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:

THEA457
Stage Rigging ICrosslisted with THEA 857

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:

THEA472
Theatre Perspective

Prerequisites: Senior standing; THEA 201, 292, 234, 335, and 336

Description: Advanced study of theatre arts and crafts. A Capstone course.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

THEA473
Digital Visual Effects

Prerequisites: THEA 487 or by permission

Description: Advanced compositing and 3D simulations.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA474
Digital Animation

Prerequisites: THEA 487 or by permission

Description: Modeling, texturing, rigging, animating, lighting and rendering 3D objects.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA479
Capstone Project in Film or New Media

Prerequisites: Senior standing and THEA 489/889.

Description: Supervised planning and production of thesis projects in film or new media.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

THEA480
Technological Innovations in Film ProductionCrosslisted with THEA 880

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:

THEA481
Screenwriting: The Short ScriptCrosslisted with THEA 881

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:

THEA482
Film Production ICrosslisted with THEA 882

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:

THEA483
Seminar in Film Production and/or New Media

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Description: Analysis of advanced 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:

THEA484
Advanced Projects in Film Production and/or New MediaCrosslisted with THEA 884

Prerequisites: THEA 489 / 889 and permission

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:

THEA485
Post Production for Film and New MediaCrosslisted with THEA 885

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:

THEA486
Film: ProducingCrosslisted with THEA 886

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:

THEA487
Digital Motion GraphicsCrosslisted with THEA 887

Prerequisites: THEA 489/889 and 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:

THEA488
Digital Portfolio

Prerequisites: THEA 489.

Description: Development and integration of graphics, video and other digital media to assemble a portfolio of creative work.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA489
Film Production IICrosslisted with THEA 889

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:

THEA491
Advanced Projects in Directing and/or Theatre Management and/or Stage ManagementCrosslisted with THEA 891

Prerequisites: THEA 202, 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:

THEA494
Internship in Theatre or FilmCrosslisted with THEA 894

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:

THEA496
Capstone Project in Film or New Media

Prerequisites: Senior standing and THEA 489/889.

Description: Supervised planning and production of thesis projects in film or new media.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

THEA499H
Honors Course

Prerequisites: Open to seniors who are candidates for degrees with distinction, with high distinction, and with highest distinction in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts; good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.

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

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE: