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Theatre Arts

2020-21

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 University

MARK LOHMAN, Artist in Residence
B.A.,University of Iowa; M.F.A.,Western Illinois University

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

Major in Theatre Arts with a Performance Concentration

31 credits including 240, 241, 242, 244, 340, 341 or 343, 460*, one additional 4 credit theatre elective at the 200 level or above and a minimum of 2 theatre practicums for 0-1 credit each.

Major in Theatre Arts with a Theatre History Concentration

31 credits including 240, 244, 301, 341, 343, 344, 460*, one additional 4 credit theatre elective at the 200 level or above and a minimum of 2 theatre practicums for 0-1 credit each.

Major in Theatre Arts with a Design & Technology Concentration

31 credits including 240, 244, 314, 315, 341 or 343, 460*, one additional 4 credit theatre elective at the 200 level or above and 4 theatre practicums for 1 credit each (106-CR, 206-CR, 306-CR and 406-CR).

Major in Theatre Arts with a Musical Theatre Concentration

31 credits including 240, 241, 244, 250, 251, 341 or 343, 344, 350, 460*; Required Supporting Music Courses: MUSC 110 or MUSC 111, 2-3 years of Voice Lessons, 2-3 years of Vocal Ensemble; a minimum of 2 theatre practicums for 0-1 credit each.

Major in Theatre Arts with a Generalist Concentration

31 credits including 240, 244, 341 or 343, 460*; one of 241, 242, or 340; 314 or 315; one of 301, 341, or 343; one of 250&251, 250&350 or 344; a minimum of 2 theatre practicums for 0-1 credit each.

*Students who complete a senior inquiry project in another major may substitute a four credit 300-400 level course in consultation with their adviser. Students may also substitute 3 credits of THEA-INTR for THEA460.

Minor in Theatre

20 credits including THEA100 plus an additional 16 credits in theatre (8 of which must be at the 300-400 level). Education majors who complete the minor in theatre arts and take an additional 4 upper division credits in theatre may earn a state endorsement to teach theatre as a second area by passing the Illinois Board of Education theatre exam.

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)

James Lambrecht

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Ellen Dixon

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Ellen Dixon, a superhero in the theatre arts department, leads initiative to make hundreds of masks for Augustana employees and students.

Jackie McCall ’98 directing Junie B. Jones

Face to face with Mississippi Bend Players

For new producing artistic director Jackie McCall ’98, the magic of live theatre is the artist-audience connection.