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Theatre arts course catalog


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)

Beginner's Luck

"Beginner’s Luck" starts here Aug. 3-12

Mississippi Bend Players will premiere the comedy "Beginner’s Luck," written by Emmy Award nominee and Golden Girls producer P.J. Lasker Aug. 3-12.

'The Glass Menagerie' coming up July 13-15, 20-22

The Mississippi Bend Players will present the Tennessee Williams' classic "The Glass Menagerie" July 13-15 and 20-22. The 1944 play, which catapulted Williams to fame, is the story of officer, dreamer and poet Tom Wingfield, who reminisces about working in a warehouse and living  with his overbearing mother and shy sister . 

'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."

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

This celebration of lives lost to AIDS is told in free verse monologues with a blues, jazz and rock score. It is designed to include the community in a theatrical response to the AIDS crisis.