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Theatre arts course catalog

2017-18

SHELLEY COOPER, Assistant Professor
B.A., Hanover; M.F.A., University of Central Florida

JEFF COUSSENS, Professor, Chair
A.B., Augustana; M.F.A., Indiana

ANDY GUTSHALL, Assistant Professor 
B.S., Illinois State, M.F.A., University of Nebraska

JENNIFER POPPLE, Assistant Professor
B.A., Drake University; M.Ed., University of Utah; Ph.D. University of Colorado

Major in Theatre

31 credits, including THEA-141, THEA-240, THEA-242, THEA-244, THEA-301, THEA-341, THEA-343, THEA-350, THEA-450, THEA-460; THEA-314 or THEA-315; one elective from the following: THEA-314, THEA-315, THEA-340, THEA-344, THEA-410; at least two practical theatre experiences including one at the 245 level and one at the 345 or 445 level.

Minor in Theatre

18 credits in Theatre Arts including THEA141 (Introduction to Theatre) and 15 additional credits in theatre, 6 of which must be at the 300-400 level.

Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Some departments may have additional grade requirements for the courses offered within their department. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.


Courses (THEA)

'Big River'

Mississippi Bend Players kick off with 'Big River'

The Mississippi Bend Players, led by Broadway director and Augustana alumnus Phil McKinley, will kick off their second season with the musical "Big River: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."

 "The Drowsy Chaperone."

Upcoming 'Drowsy Chaperone' makes gentle fun of musical theatre

Augustana College will present the musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" April 27-29 and May 4-6, a Jazz Age show which pokes fun at the cliches of musical theatre.

Jennifer Popple teaching class in the Black Box

Five Questions: Dr. Jennifer Popple

Dr. Popple, who teaches in theatre and women’s & gender studies, says art encourages people to be open-minded because it requires empathy.

Mississippi Bend Players: Big River

Mississippi Bend Players will present the musical "Big River," based on the Mark Twain novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," with music and lyrics by Roger Miller.

Mississippi Bend Players: Big River

Mississippi Bend Players will present the musical "Big River," based on the Mark Twain novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," with music and lyrics by Roger Miller.

Mississippi Bend Players: Big River

Mississippi Bend Players will present the musical "Big River," based on the Mark Twain novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," with music and lyrics by Roger Miller.