School of Theatre & Music

The School of Theatre & Music provides innovative, rigorous, and comprehensive academic and performance programs as part of its diverse, urban context. These programs develop practical knowledge, cultural sensitivity, intellectual resourcefulness, and imaginative daring in emerging artists and scholars. They connect students to Chicago’s abundant, vibrant theatre culture and to the city’s dynamic jazz and classical music networks.

The School of Theatre & Music offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Music; the Bachelor of Arts in Music Business; the Bachelor of Music in Performance; the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies; the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance; the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Design, Production, and Technology; and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting.

Department of Music

BA in Music; BA in Music Business; BMus in Performance; and BMus in Jazz Studies

The Music program curricula emphasize skills and knowledge that are fundamental to the diverse music discipline: music theory, music history, performance, aural and keyboard training, orchestration, composition, conducting, private study on a principal instrument, and ensemble participation. Core course requirements for all majors include two years of work in theory and aural skills. All programs also include course work in piano, music history and literature, analysis, digital music, and ethnomusicology. Beyond these, each of the four majors adds requirements particular to its focus.

For all students, the program offers opportunities for private study in piano, voice, and orchestral and band instruments with some of Chicago's most outstanding artist-teachers. For students in Jazz Studies, the program provides private study, big band, and combo work with leading Chicago jazz artists.

An audition is required for admission to the BA in Music, BA in Music Business, BMus in Performance, and BMus in Jazz Studies majors. A minimum of 120 semester hours is required for graduation.

Many of the program’s graduates pursue advanced degrees in music. Others find employment as performers, teachers, composers, and arts managers in a wide variety of settings.

Department of Theatre

BA in Theatre and Performance; BA in Theatre Design, Production, and Technology; and BFA in Acting

The Theatre program curricula emphasize a balance between history, theory and practice, and integrate traditional performance theories and forms with contemporary interdisciplinary performance practices. With a commitment to ensemble-based learning, the program fosters student exploration from originating impulse or idea to realization in course work, performance, and production. All majors take courses in acting, voice, movement, directing, and/or playwriting, history, and design in order to develop a broad understanding of the field. BA in Theatre and Performance majors have the opportunity to take full advantage of a wide range of courses across the discipline. Likewise, BA in Theatre Design, Production, and Technology majors take courses across the discipline with a particular focus on theatre design or technology. BFA in Acting majors pursue a structured course of study that focuses on developing the actor for professional work and training.

All majors are required to actively participate in the department’s productions in conjunction with their ongoing class work. Majors participate in the UIC’s Mainstage Season performances and student-generated projects under the direction and coaching of the theatre faculty and guest artists, all of whom are highly regarded professional artists in their respective fields.

An audition, interview, or portfolio review is required for all majors. A total of 120 semester hours is required for graduation. Some Theatre courses require grades of C or higher in courses listed as prerequisites. Please check the Course Descriptions for more information.

Music Courses

MUS 100. Introduction to Music I. 3 hours.

Listening, understanding, and enjoying music. Course Information: May not be taken for credit by music majors or minors. Creative Arts course.

MUS 101. Music Theory I. 3 hours.

Notation of rhythm and pitch; scales, intervals, triads, and seventh chords; principles of voice leading and harmonic progression. Course Information: Must enroll concurrently in MUS 103 and MUS 170.

MUS 102. Music Theory II. 3 hours.

Non-chord tones; cadences, phrases, and periods; introduction to Schenkerian analysis; inversions of triads and seventh chords. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MUS 101. Must enroll concurrently in MUS 104 and MUS 171.

MUS 103. Ear Training I. 1 hour.

The development of aural perception and sight-singing ability; material is correlated with MUS 101. Course Information: Must enroll concurrently in MUS 101, and MUS 170.

MUS 104. Ear Training II. 1 hour.

The development of aural perception and sight-singing ability; material is correlated with MUS 102. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MUS 103 or the equivalent; and concurrent registration in MUS 102 and MUS 171.

MUS 107. Fundamentals of Music Theory. 3 hours.

Notation, metrical organization and rhythmic structure, scales and key signatures, intervals, triads, ear training, and sight singing. Course Information: For the general student. May not be taken for credit by music majors or minors. Creative Arts course. Creative Arts course.

MUS 108. Jazz Fundamentals I. 3 hours.

The study and execution of fundamental jazz terminology, skills, and applications of major-scale melody and harmony. Course Information: Requires concurrent registration in MUS 101. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Discussion.

MUS 109. Jazz Fundamentals II. 3 hours.

The study and execution of jazz fundamental terminology, skills, and applications of minor-scale melody and harmony. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 108. Requires concurrent registration in MUS 102. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture and one Discussion.

MUS 110. Convocation/Recital. 0 hours.

A weekly convocation presenting concerts by faculty, visiting artists, or students. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.

MUS 111. Master Class in Performance. 0 hours.

Three to six master classes are offered per semester. Students must attend at least half of those offered; students must perform in one class each year. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Music Performance option. Recommended background: Three years of private lessons.

MUS 113. Art Song. 3 hours.

A broad historical survey of the secular art song from the Middle Ages to the present, with greatest emphasis placed on the German, French, Italian, and English song repertory of the 18th and 19th centuries. Creative Arts course.

MUS 114. Jazz History. 3 hours.

A nontechnical survey of the history and development of jazz from its West African roots to contemporary styles. Creative Arts course, and Past course.

MUS 115. Opera. 3 hours.

Representative operas from Mozart through the early 20th century from the point of view of how music contributes to drama in opera. Creative Arts course.

MUS 116. The Science and History of Sound in the Arts. 3 hours.

Investigates the physical properties of sound and their application in the arts. Students will explore sound as described through mathematics, physics, and acoustics fundamental principles. Course Information: Same as ART 116. Extensive computer use required. Field work required.

MUS 117. Music for Symphony Orchestra. 3 hours.

Examines representative works for symphony orchestra from Haydn through the 20th century focusing on the most important genres; symphony, overture and tone poem. Creative Arts course.

MUS 118. American Popular Music since 1850. 3 hours.

History of American popular music from 1850 to the twenty-first century. Analysis of musical characteristics, survey of traditions, and examination of social/cultural contexts of popular music developments. Creative Arts course, and Past course.

MUS 119. Music for the Piano. 3 hours.

A survey of three centuries of keyboard music, from the Baroque to the present. Creative Arts course.

MUS 120. Jazz Improvisation I. 3 hours.

A study of the techniques and methods of jazz improvisation. Course Information: Non-music majors must pass theory / ear-training pre-test. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 101 and grade of C or better in MUS 102. Corequisite(s): Concurrent registration in MUS 150, MUS 159 or MUS 160. Recommended background: Previous performance in jazz big band or jazz combo.

MUS 127. Latin American Music. 3 hours.

Survey class that introduces students to the rich repertoire of music in Latin America. It explores the history of genres, their development, instruments and representative artists in their geographical, social and cultural contexts. Course Information: Same as LALS 127. Creative Arts course, and World Cultures course.

MUS 150. Vocal Jazz Ensemble. 1 hour.

Study/performance of jazz ensemble techniques and the performance of standard vocal jazz repertoire. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): Basic music reading skills and an audition required. Recommended background: Previous choir experience.

MUS 151. Concert Band. 1 hour.

Introduction to varied band and wind ensemble literature. Regular band and wind ensemble literature. Regular performances during the school year. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Occasional field trips. Prerequisite(s): Audition and/or consent of the instructor.

MUS 152. Instrumental Ensembles. 1 hour.

Performance of chamber ensemble literature of varied types. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Occasional concerts on and off campus. Prerequisite(s): Audition and consent of the instructor.

MUS 153. University Choir. 1 hour.

Student performance of choral literature of all musical periods. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Occasional concerts off-campus. Prerequisite(s): Audition required.

MUS 154. Chamber Choir. 1 hour.

Study/performance of choral literature for 16 to 24 voices. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Occasional concerts off-campus. Prerequisite(s): Audition required.

MUS 155. Women's Choral Ensemble. 1 hour.

Study/performance of choral literature of all musical periods. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Occasional concerts off-campus. Prerequisite(s): Basic music-reading skills and an audition required.

MUS 156. Pep Band. 1 hour.

Performs at home basketball and hockey games. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. Must enroll concurrently in MUS 151. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory and one Practice.

MUS 157. University Orchestras. 1 hour.

Designed for the study and performance of traditional and contemporary literature for symphony orchestra. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Participation in rehearsals and field trip performances required. Due to the nature of music ensembles, required performances will occur at times other than class times, and additional required rehearsals may be announced. Prerequisite(s): Audition and/or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Three years of private lessons and/or high school orchestra experience.

MUS 159. Jazz Ensemble. 1 hour.

Practical experience in the preparation and public performance of big band and small ensemble jazz. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Field trips may be required. Prerequisite(s): Audition or consent of the instructor.

MUS 160. Small Jazz Ensemble. 1 hour.

Various instrumental ensembles focusing on performance techniques within the historical development of the American jazz ensemble. Performances at various events across the UIC campus and the greater Chicago community. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): Audition or consent of the instructor. Recommended backgroud: Minimum three years private instruction on student's preferred instrument.

MUS 170. Keyboard Skills I. 2 hours.

Development of basic keyboard skills including sight reading, transposition, improvisation, and ensemble playing. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Concurrent registration in MUS 101 and 103, or approval of the department. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Laboratory.

MUS 171. Keyboard Skills II. 2 hours.

Continues MUS 170. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 170; Concurrent registration in MUS 102 and MUS 104. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Laboratory.

MUS 180. Private Instrumental Lessons. 2 hours.

Applied music instruction in woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, guitar or organ. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours. Prerequisite(s): Audition prior to initial registration and approval of the department. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Conference and one Practice.

MUS 181. Private Instrumental Lessons-30 Minutes. 1 hour.

Applied music instruction on musical instruments. Lessons last 30 minutes. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the Department and admission to the music major and successful completion of an audition. Recommended Background: Previous music and instrumental study. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Practice and Conference.

MUS 182. Private Voice Lessons. 2 hours.

Applied music instruction in voice. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department and admission to the music major and successful completion of an audition. Recommended background: Previous music and vocal study. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Conference and one Practice.

MUS 183. Private Vocal Lessons-30 Minutes. 1 hour.

Applied music instruction in voice. Lessons last 30 minutes. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the Department and admission to the music major and successful completion of an audition. Recommended Background: Previous music and voice study. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Practice and Conference.

MUS 190. Class Voice. 1 hour.

Group instruction in singing. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor and concurrent registration in MUS 153 or MUS 155. May not be taken concurrently with MUS 180. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory-Discussion and one Practice.

MUS 201. Theory of Music III. 3 hours.

Continues MUS 102. Chromatic harmony of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Study of two- and three-part forms. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 102 and grade of C or better in MUS 104 or the equivalents.

MUS 202. Theory of Music IV. 3 hours.

Continues MUS 201. Harmony in the late nineteenth century; introduction to twentieth-century practices. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 201 and Grade of C or better in MUS 203, or the equivalents.

MUS 203. Ear Training III. 1 hour.

Aural perception and sight singing. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 104 or the equivalent; and concurrent registration in MUS 201.

MUS 204. Ear Training IV. 1 hour.

Advanced aural perception and sight singing. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 203. Must enroll concurrently in MUS 202.

MUS 220. Jazz Aesthetics. 3 hours.

A technical survey of the factors and topics that permeate and surround the development and production of jazz. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or above and MUS 114; and grade of C or better in MUS 102 and grade of C or better in MUS 104. Requires concurrent registration in MUS 150, or MUS 159 or MUS 160. Recommended background: Jazz ensemble performance.

MUS 221. Jazz Improvisation II. 3 hours.

Continues the study of the technique and methods of jazz improvisation. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C of better in MUS 102 and grade of C or better in MUS 104 and grade of C or better in MUS 120 and grade of C or better in MUS 171; and sophomore standing or above; or approval of the department.

MUS 222. Music Notation and Copying. 2 hours.

A study of the art of music notation and score preparation using Finale software. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 102 and sophmore standing or above; or consent of the instructor.

MUS 223. Music Technology. 3 hours.

Introduction to the techniques and applications of music technologies. Students trained in music software, applications to education, composition, and performance. MIDI, analog and digital audio, acoustics, notation, multimedia, and sequencing. Course Information: Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 101 and Grade of C or better in MUS 103 and Grade of C or better in MUS 170 and Grade of C or better in MUS 102 and Grade of C or better in MUS 104 and Grade of C or better in MUS 171. Students not majoring in Music, Music Business, Jazz Studies, or Performance may enroll by instructor approval.

MUS 227. Music Cultures of the World. 3 hours.

Examination of music throughout the world from an ethnomusicological perspective. Emphasis on classical, tribal, and folk musics; music as a cultural phenomenon. Creative Arts course, and World Cultures course.

MUS 230. Music History I. 3 hours.

Principal styles and composers from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 102 and Grade of C or better in MUS 104 or the equivalents. Music Majors may have only one Grade of D among MUS 230, MUS 231, and MUS 232.

MUS 231. Music History II. 3 hours.

Principal styles and composers from the baroque period through the classical period. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MUS 230; and a Grade of C or better in MUS 202 and MUS 204, or the equivalents. Music Majors may have only one Grade of D among MUS 230, MUS 231, and MUS 232.

MUS 232. Music History III. 3 hours.

Composers and the development of musical styles of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with emphasis on innovations of the latter half of the twentieth century. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 202 and grade of C or better in MUS 204 or the equivalents; and MUS 231. Music Majors may have only one Grade of D among MUS 230, MUS 231, and MUS 232.

MUS 240. Music, Gender and Culture. 3 hours.

Examination of the intersection of music, gender and sexuality in different historical periods and cultures. Study of music's role in the formation and expression of gender identity in classical and popular music. Course Information: Same as GWS 240. Creative Arts course, and Individual and Society course.

MUS 270. Keyboard Skills III. 2 hours.

Continues MUS 171. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 171 and concurrent registration in MUS 201 and MUS 203 or approval of the department. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Laboratory.

MUS 271. Keyboard Skills IV. 2 hours.

Advanced keyboard skills, including keyboard harmony, improvisation, accompanying, and score reading. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 270 and concurrent registration in MUS 202 and MUS 204 or approval of the department. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Laboratory.

MUS 280. Advanced Private Instrumental Lessons. 3 hours.

Private instruction at an advanced level in woodwinds, brass, percussion, or piano, culminating in a jury exam. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): Four semesters of MUS 180 and approval of the department. Students must receive a grade of B or better in order to repeat this course. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Conference and one Practice.

MUS 282. Advanced Private Voice Lessons. 3 hours.

Advanced applied music instruction in voice. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department and admission to the music major and successful completion of four terms of MUS 182. Students must receive a grade of B or better in order to repeat this course. Recommended background: Performance experience beyond regular UIC studies. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Conference and one Practice.

MUS 290. Music Business I: Introduction to the Music Industry. 3 hours.

Survey of historical trends in music business since 1900; survey of contemporary career opportunities in the commerce of music. Course Information: Field work required. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 101 and Grade of C or better in MUS 103 and Grade of C or better in MUS 170. Recommended background: Fluency in reading and performing music.

MUS 298. Selected Topics in Music. 3 hours.

Study in specialized areas of music history, music theory, jazz, and ethnomusicology. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

MUS 299. Independent Study. 1-4 hours.

Projects and topics for individual investigation. Course number may be used for student-initiated courses. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): MUS 202 and MUS 204 and approval of the department.

MUS 300. Counterpoint. 3 hours.

Written exercises and study of contrapuntal techniques in a variety of styles. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 202 and grade of C or better MUS 204; or approval of the department. Music major may have only one grade of D in 300-level coursework.

MUS 301. Analytic Techniques. 3 hours.

Analysis of representative works in a variety of genres from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 202. Music majors may have only one grade of D in 300-level coursework.

MUS 302. Composition I. 3 hours.

Class and individual instruction in the basic techniques of twentieth-century composition. Practice in the use of twentieth-century musical materials. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 202 and grade of C or better in MUS 204 or approval of the department. Music majors may have only one grade of D in 300-level coursework.

MUS 303. Composition II. 3 hours.

Continues instruction in the techniques and materials of twentieth-century composition. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 302. Music majors may have only one grade of D in 300-level coursework.

MUS 304. Conducting. 3 hours.

Basic techniques; body position; beat patterns; use of baton; division of beats; starting and stopping; the left hand; dynamics; fermatas; ensemble application; score preparation; memorization. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 202 and grade of C or better in MUS 204 or approval of the department. Music majors may have only one grade of D in 300-level coursework.

MUS 306. Orchestration and Arranging I. 3 hours.

The acoustical properties, musical characteristics, and scoring problems of string, woodwind, and brass instruments. Scoring for string, woodwind, and brass ensembles. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better MUS 202 and grade of C or better in MUS 204 or approval of the department. Music majors may have only one grade of D in 300-level coursework.

MUS 307. Orchestration and Arranging II. 3 hours.

The acoustical properties, musical characteristics, and scoring problems of percussion, keyboard, and electronic instruments. Scoring for mixed ensembles, band, orchestra, jazz, and commercial groups. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 306. Music majors may have only one grade of D in 300-level coursework.

MUS 310. Jazz Theory and Keyboard I. 3 hours.

Introductory course designed to acquaint students with rhythmic, melodic, harmonic, and structural aspects of jazz. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C of better in MUS 202, and Grade of C or better in MUS 204, and Grade of B or better in MUS 271; and junior standing or above; or approval of the department. Majors may have only one D in 300-level courses.

MUS 311. Jazz Theory and Keyboard II. 3 hours.

Advanced course to continue exploration of rhythmic, melodic, harmonic, and structural aspects of jazz. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 310. Majors may have only one D in 300-level courses.

MUS 312. Jazz Arranging I. 3 hours.

Concentration on developing compositional and orchestration/arranging skills in various jazz and commercial styles. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 306; and junior standing or above; or approval of the department. Majors may have only one D in 300-level courses.

MUS 313. Jazz Arranging II. 3 hours.

Advanced course for developing compositional and orchestration/arranging skills in various jazz and commercial styles. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 312; or approval of the department. Majors may have only one D in 300-level courses.

MUS 314. Advanced Topics in Jazz History and Analysis. 3 hours.

Transcription/analysis is widely acknowledged to be an essential study to develop a jazz student?s expressive voice. Students study great jazz recordings in historical context. Compositions/improvised solos are transcribed, analyzed, and performed. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 221.

MUS 320. Music Proseminar. 1-3 hours.

Selected topics for intensive study in specialized areas of music history or music theory. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing with major in music and consent of the instructor.

MUS 323. Digital Music Producton. 3 hours.

A hands-on music notation and engraving course designed to give the student fluency in music notation software. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 223. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Discussion.

MUS 330. Advanced Topics in Music History and Ethnomusicology. 3 hours.

Advanced study of topics relating to music history, music literature, and music theory and ethnomusicology. Subject chosen by instructor. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 230 and Grade of C or better in MUS 101 and Grade of C or better in MUS 102; and consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Grade of C or better in MUS 230 or Grade of C or better in MUS 231 or Grade of C or better in MUS 232; and Grade of C or better in MUS 113 or Grade of C or better in MUS 114 or Grade of C or better in MUS 115 or Grade of C or better in MUS 116 or Grade of C or better in MUS 117 or Grade of C or better in MUS 118 A grade of C or above in any Music Literature course (MUS 113, 114, 115, 117, 118, 127, 119, 240.

MUS 390. Music Business II: Contemporary Music Business. 3 hours.

Study of contemporary trends and practices in recording, publishing, arts management, distribution, marketing, retailing, law, new media, and entrepreneurship in the commerce of music. Course Information: Field work required. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 290 and Grade of C or better in MUS 202 and Grade of C or better in MUS 201 and Grade of C or better in MUS 270. Recommended background: Fluency in reading and performing music.

MUS 391. Study Abroad in Music. 0-16 hours.

Study abroad within an approved foreign exchange program or department-sponsored program. Course Information: May be repeated with approval. Approval to repeat course granted by the department. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

MUS 395. Internship in Music Business. 6 hours.

Cooperative education that provides students with opportunities, mentors and practical work experience in music businesses. Course Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours of credit. Students may register for more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MUS 390.

MUS 490. Music Education: Special Topics. 1-4 hours.

An investigation of various topics in music education pertinent to practicing music teachers. Course Information: May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or above.

Theatre Courses

THTR 101. Introduction to Theatre History I: Premodern Drama. 3 hours.

Offers an introduction to the history and development of theatre and theatrical literature from the 5th Century BCE (Ancient Greece) to the modern era, with a particular focus on Western theatre traditions. Play attendance required. Course Information: Previously listed as THTR 109. Field trips required at a nominal fee. Creative Arts course, and Past course.

THTR 103. History of Chicago Theatre Past and Present. 3 hours.

Students learn about the ideas, individuals, and institutions that have made Chicago one of world?s great theatre cities. Involves short readings, review of historical photo and video archives and interviews with leading contemporary Chicago artists. Course Information: Field trips required at a nominal fee. Creative Arts course, and Past course.

THTR 105. Introduction to American Musical Theatre. 3 hours.

A brief history of American musical theatre, its adaptation and alteration of earlier types of theatre, the basic structure of a classic musical, and how song and dance advance storytelling. Course Information: Field trips required at a nominal fee. As UIC does not offer musical theatre productions, the course will require attendance at productions outside the University. At least two are anticipated, one to see/assess a traditional musical comedy and a second to see a new or contemporary example of musical theatre. Creative Arts course, and US Society course.

THTR 111. Movement I: Body/Self. 3 hours.

Techniques in physical awareness and expression use of dynamics in movement and text. Course Information: Previously listed as THTR 210.

THTR 121. Introduction to Acting I. 3 hours.

Students explore basic vocal and physical stage performance techniques through improvisation and exercises. Focuses on developing truthfulness. Actors perform as themselves in given circumstances. Course Information: Previously listed as THTR 161.

THTR 122. Acting II: Adaptations. 3 hours.

Techniques of adapting and interpreting text from fiction, short stories and novels into short dramatic scenes which the students write and act in. Course Information: Previously listed as THTR 263. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 121; and sophomore standing or above.

THTR 140. Polish Drama in Translation. 3 hours.

Elementary aspects of Polish dramatic theory and close reading of representative scripts selected from various periods. Course Information: Same as POL 140. Taught in English. Creative Arts course, and World Cultures course.

THTR 141. Acting I: Fundamentals. 3 hours.

Students will be guided through a series of exercises that introduce the fundamentals of acting. Through observation, improvisation, and performances, students will learn to live truthfully in imaginary circumstances.

THTR 145. Acting Fundamentals for Non-majors. 3 hours.

Students are guided through a series of exercises that introduce the fundamentals of acting. Through observation, improvisation, and performances, students will learn to live truthfully in imaginary circumstances in exercises and scenes from plays.

THTR 150. Technical Theatre. 3 hours.

Basic techniques of play production. Survey of methods and materials of set construction, painting, stage lighting, backstage organization. Practical work with University Theatre.

THTR 151. Fundamentals in Costume Construction. 3 hours.

Fundamentals of costume construction from conception to realization, through the use of sewing machines, pattern making, and historical research with practical projects.

THTR 155. Scenography: Introduction to Principles of Theatrical Design. 4 hours.

Scenography is making imagined spaces for theatrical performance. Students learn fundamentals of scenography including theatrical design history, theory, terminology, theatrical styles, script analysis, design research, color theory, and drawing. Course Information: Field trip required at a nominal fee. Creative Arts course.

THTR 161. Introduction to Acting I. 3 hours.

Basic vocal and physical stage performance techniques including the role of character in relation to the intellectual and emotional landscape of a play.

THTR 162. Voice I: Voice. 3 hours.

Fundamentals of vocal production including physical and emotional characteristics and their relationship to body, space, action and emotion. Course Information: Previously listed as THTR 260.Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 121.

THTR 182. Practicum in Theater: Run Crew. 1 hour.

Students will receive hands-on experience in the area of technical theatre by working as run crew in the areas of set, fly, props, lights or costumes for a main stage production. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 3 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term.

THTR 183. Practicum in Theater: Build Crew. 1 hour.

Students will receive hands-on experience in the area of technical theater by working as build crew in the areas of set, fly, props, or costumes for a main stage production. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 3 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture, one Laboratory, and one Practice.

THTR 201. Introduction to Theatre History II: Modern Theatre. 3 hours.

Theatre theories and techniques developed between 1870 and the present, notably those of Ibsen, Appia, Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, Brecht, Artaud, and Grotowski. Course Information: Previously listed as THTR 209. Recommended background: THTR 101 is recommended for theatre majors. Creative Arts course.

THTR 211. Movement II: Body/Space. 3 hours.

Advanced techniques in the physicalization of performance. Focus on relationship of body to space, time, and partner, kinesthetic response and physical action. Introduction to methods such as viewpoints, capoeira, a.o. and contact improvisation. Course Information: Previously listed as THTR 310. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 111 and Grade of C or better in THTR 121; and sophomore standing or above.

THTR 212. Movement III: Somatics. 3 hours.

Physical theatre course for the actor. Develops self awareness and body use through Alexander Technique and Bartinieff principles. Course Information: Previously listed as THTR 410. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 211 and Grade of C or better in THTR 261 and Grade of C or better in THTR 221 and advanced physical performance experience; or consent of the instructor.

THTR 217. Movement & Voice I. 3 hours.

Introductory course to build self-awareness of physical and vocal instrument through relaxation, dynamic alignment, concentration, free breath, full release of sound, range of motion, and spatial awareness. Will apply this awareness in performance.

THTR 219. Dance at Hubbard Street. 1 or 2 hour.

Study in specialized areas of dance (ballet, tap, jazz).

THTR 221. Advanced Acting: American Drama. 3 hours.

Students learn techniques of performing classical and modern American drama. Focus on character development and interpreting dramatic action. Course Information: Previously listed as THTR 451. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 111 and Grade of C or better in THTR 121 and Grade of C or better in THTR 162; and sophomore standing or above.

THTR 222. Advanced Acting: Chekhov. 3 hours.

Students will learn techniques of performing scenes from Chekhov's plays and short stories. Focus on Naturalistic theatre, Psychological Realism and craft of transforming into the character. Course Information: Previously listed as THTR 458. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 221 and Grade of C or better in THTR 211 and Grade of C or better in THTR 251.

THTR 230. Script Analysis for Theatrical Production. 3 hours.

Examine and apply fundamental techniques theatre artists use to read, analyze, and organize a play script in preparation for theatrical production. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

THTR 231. Page to Stage: Adaptation of Text for Theatrical Performance. 3 hours.

Explores the history, methods, ethics, and aesthetics of adapting non-dramatic texts including fiction, non-fiction, personal narratives and found texts for theatrical performance. No adaptation experience required. Course Information:.

THTR 240. Improvisation for the Actor. 3 hours.

Students learn contemporary improvisation history and theory; and develop fundamental improvisation knowledge and skills through various short-form, long-form and sketch-based exercises.

THTR 241. Acting II: Scene Study. 3 hours.

Techniques of interpreting text, character, and dramatic action. Includes attention to alternative dramatic forms and modes of performance. Course Information: Previously listed as THTR 262. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 141 and Grade of C or better in THTR 217 and Grade of C or better in THTR 230; and sophomore standing or above.

THTR 245. East Asian Theatre. 3 hours.

Survey of traditional theatre forms in China, Japan, and Korea, their cultural contexts, and influence on today's theatre. Students may also choose to research theatres of South East Asia. Creative Arts course.

THTR 250. Scenic Design I. 3 hours.

Introduction to techniques in creating 3-dimensional performance environments including conceptualization, research, drafting, rendering, and model building. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 150. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory and one Lecture.

THTR 254. Stage Management. 3 hours.

Organization and management of personnel and procedures in a theatrical production. Course Information: Previously listed as THTR 270.

THTR 255. Scenic Design II. 3 hours.

Advanced interpretive and practical techniques in creating 3-dimensional performance environments including conceptualization, research, drafting, rendering and model building. Students create a design solution for one of the theatre productions. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 250.

THTR 256. Lighting Design. 3 hours.

Basic interpretive and practical techniques in creating and enhancing 3-dimensional performance environments through lighting. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 150. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory and one Lecture-Discussion.

THTR 257. Costume Design I. 3 hours.

Basic interpretive and practical techniques in designing stage costumes including conceptualization, rendering and construction techniques. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in THTR 151. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory and one Lecture-Discussion.

THTR 258. Costume Design II. 3 hours.

Advanced practical research and rendering techniques in designing stage costumes for use in theatrical productions. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in THTR 257. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory and one Lecture-Discussion.

THTR 259. Makeup Design. 3 hours.

Students explore principles of make-up design and application for stage performances, including prosthetics and wigs.Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in THTR 150 or grade of B or better in THTR 151. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory-Discussion and one Lecture-Discussion.

THTR 260. Voice I: Voice. 3 hours.

Fundamentals of vocal production, their physical and emotional characteristics and their relationship to body, space, action and emotion.

THTR 261. Voice II: Speech. 3 hours.

The relationship between speech, sound, and dramatic sense. Detailed work on the principles of speech. Advancement of breath and phonation skills from Voice I. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 111 and Grade of C or better in THTR 162 and Grade of C or better in THTR 122.

THTR 264. Voice III: Advanced Voice and Speech. 3 hours.

Advanced techniques in the integration of voice, speech, dialects, and other text-related vocal performance skills. Course Information: Previously listed as THTR 462. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 211 and Grade of C or better in THTR 221 and Grade of C or better in THTR 261.

THTR 280. Practicum in Performance. 3 hours.

Rehearsal and performance techniques, including script analysis, characterization, voice, movement, directing, or design. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 18 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department and completion of a successful audition.

THTR 281. Practicum in Theatre Administration. 1-6 hours.

Planning and execution of specific projects in theatre administration and box office; publicity, budget, marketing, house management, and scheduling. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

THTR 282. Practicum in Costuming. 1-6 hours.

Practical experience in all aspects of construction and maintenance, including millinery, mask making, wig making, pattern drafting, and makeup application. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 15 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

THTR 283. Practicum in Technical Theatre. 1-6 hours.

Practical experience in various technical areas: scenery construction, set painting, stage lighting, sound, and properties construction. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 15 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

THTR 284. Seminar on Play in Production. 3 hours.

Research and development for play production using the current University production as an example. Special topics. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

THTR 299. Individual Topics. 1-3 hours.

Individual investigation of special problems. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

THTR 311. Movement IV: Style. 3 hours.

Introduces, explores and applies movement specific to various time periods; including elements of period gesture, dance, and costume. Matches vocal and acting work explored in the same semester. Course Information: Previously listed as THTR 411. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 212 and Grade of C or better in THTR 222 and Grade of C or better in THTR 264.

THTR 312. Movement V: Character. 3 hours.

Specialized instruction in the subjects of commedia, clowning and mask work. Introduction to 16th and 17th century style of Italian street theatre emphasizing stock characters. physical stunts and improvised text. Course Information: Previously listed as THTR 412. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 311 and Grade of C or better in THTR 361 and Grade of C or better in THTR 321.

THTR 317. Movement & Voice II. 3 hours.

Introductory work on the actor?s instrument?relaxation, alignment, released and supported sound, spatial dynamics?explored along with emotional access and integration of the instrument and the actor. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better or concurrent registration in THTR 217.

THTR 321. Advanced Acting: Shakespeare. 3 hours.

Students learn techniques of performing monologues and scenes from Shakespeare's plays. Focus on Magical Realism and techniques of performing in verse. Course Information: Previously listed as THTR 452. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 222 and Grade of C or better in THTR 264 and Grade of C or better in THTR 212; and junior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.

THTR 322. Advanced Acting: Brecht, Beckett, Pinter. 3 hours.

Techniques of performing styles in the theatre of alienation and the theatre of the absurd. Focus on interpreting characters from plays by Brecht, Beckett and Pinter. Course Information: Previously listed as THTR 467. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 311 and Grade of C or better in THTR 321 and Grade of C or better in THTR 361.

THTR 332. Performance Ethnography. 3 hours.

Students engage performance as a subject and method of study as they investigate the methods and ethics of conducting ethnographic research and creating performance in order to explore how people express, negotiate, and create identity and meaning. Course Information: Same as ANTH 332. Previously listed as THTR 350. Field work required. Recommended background: Considerable interest in performance and/or ethnography is important; but no formal performance or ethnography training is required. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

THTR 333. Stage Direction. 3 hours.

Exploration of conceptual planning and implementation skills for the stage director ranging from script interpretation to rehearsal and performance. Course Information: Previously listed as THTR 465. Performance projects required. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 101 and Grade of C or better in THTR 201 and Grade of C or better in THTR 230; and Grade of C or better in THTR 121 or Grade of C or better in THTR 141.

THTR 341. Acting III: Classics. 3 hours.

Students will learn the history, structures, and elements of classical theatre; explore heightened language; and apply this to performance of Greek drama, Commedia Dell?arte, and the plays of Shakespeare, Moliere, Chekhov or Shaw. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better or concurrent registration in THTR 141 and Grade of C or better or concurrent registration in THTR 241 and Grade of C or better or concurrent registration in THTR 230.

THTR 361. Voice IV: Text Styles. 3 hours.

Techniques in various styles of classical and contemporary text, especially heightened language. Course Information: Previously listed as THTR 477. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 212 or Grade of C or better in THTR 222 or Grade of C or better in THTR 264.

THTR 362. Voice V: Dialects. 3 hours.

Techniques in acting through song and performing in a dialect in musicals and/or plays. Course Information: Previously listed as THTR 478. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 311 and Grade of C or better in THTR 321 and Grade of C or better in THTR 361.

THTR 383. Special Projects in Theatrical Design. 1-3 hours.

Design for the contemporary stage and other performance spaces. Problems in conceptualization, realization, and execution. Course Information: May be repeated. Previously listed as THTR 464. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 250; or consent of the instructor.

THTR 384. Teaching Artist Seminar. 3 hours.

Introduces students to history of arts in education, and provides hands-on training that prepares them to serve as teaching artists in elementary, high-school, and community settings. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; or consent of the instructor. Students must have satisfactorily completed at least one 200-level practice-based course in the Departments of Theatre, Music, or Art.

THTR 385. Teaching Artist Practicum. 3 hours.

Provides students who have completed the teaching artist seminar course with an opportunity to develop expertise as teaching artists through 6-to10-week internship placements with master teachers at Chicago organizations. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): THTR 384; and consent of the instructor.

THTR 388. Special Projects in Performance Training. 3 hours.

Training in varying advanced techniques of performance. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours. Previously listed as THTR 466. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

THTR 403. Topics on Performance. 3 hours.

Explores topics of contemporary performance history, theory or practice. Course Information: Previously listed as THTR 463. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

THTR 413. Movement VI: Movement Lab. 3 hours.

Ensemble created physical theatre. Introduction to devised work. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 312 and Grade of C or better in THTR 322 and Grade of C or better in THTR 362.

THTR 421. Advanced Acting: Ensemble. 3 or 4 hours.

Students develop a performance as they learn techniques and models for working within an ensemble. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s). Previously listed as THTR 459. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 312 and Grade of C or better in THTR 322 and Grade of C or better in THTR 362.

THTR 422. Advanced Acting: Audition. 3 hours.

Selection and performing of audition pieces from theatre, film and television. Professional seminars and discussions with actors, directors, agents and casting directors. Course Information: Previously listed as THTR 475. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 413 and Grade of C or better in THTR 321 and Grade of C or better in THTR 461; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.

THTR 423. Playwriting. 3 or 4 hours.

The development of scripts for stage performance. Course Information: Same as ENGL 495. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; and approval of the department and submission and approval of a playwriting sample or dialog-centered fiction prior to registration.

THTR 431. Playwriting. 3 hours.

The development of scripts for stage performance. Course Information: Same as ENGL 495. Previously listed as THTR 423. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Recommended background: For BA Theatre majors: THTR 101, 201, and 230.

THTR 435. Contemporary Performance Techniques. 3 hours.

The relationship of contemporary theory and performance techniques with attention to both text and non-text based forms. Topics vary. Performance projects required. Course Information: Previously listed as THTR 470. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 101 and Grade of C or better in THTR 201 and Grade of C or better in THTR 230; and Grade of C or better in THTR 121 or Grade of C or better in THTR 141.

THTR 436. Investigative Collaboration. 3 hours.

Students explore collaboration as the primary means for theatrical creation. Course Information: Previously listed as THTR 472. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 101 and Grade of C or better in THTR 201 and Grade of C or better in THTR 230; and THTR 121 or THTR 141.

THTR 444. Drama in Its Cultural Context I. 3 or 4 hours.

Drama in its social and cultural context, through the seventeenth century. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

THTR 445. Drama in Its Cultural Context II. 3 or 4 hours.

Drama in its social and cultural context, eighteenth to twentieth centuries. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

THTR 449. Capstone: Senior Project. 3 hours.

Students in their final year will develop, perform in, direct or author a performance piece that will be presented as their capstone project in front of audience. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 141 and Grade of C or better in THTR 101 and Grade of C or better in THTR 201 and Grade of C or better in THTR 150 and Grade of C or better in THTR 151 and Grade of C or better in THTR 230; and THTR 217 and THTR 241 and THTR 317 and THTR 341 and ISA 120; and THTR 431 or THTR 333 or THTR 332 or THTR 231 or THTR 240 or THTR 435; and approval of the department.

THTR 450. Portfolio Production. 1 hour.

Students learn portfolio production and presentation protocols and techniques-both aural and visual-and produce a professional portfolio of their design work. Course Information: No graduation credit is given for THTR 450 for students enrolled in Theatre - Directing/Design: BA. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 101 and Grade of C or better in THTR 141 and Grade of C or better in THTR 201 and Grade of C or better in THTR 230 and Grade of C or better in THTR 254; and THTR 150 and THTR 151 and THTR 155 and ISA 120 and DES 140 and DES 170; and AH 111 and THTR 250 and THTR 256 and THTR 257 and THTR 259; and senior standing or above; and approval of the department.

THTR 452. Advanced Acting: Shakespeare. 3 or 4 hours.

Techniques of performing monologues and scenes from Shakespeare's plays. Focus on Magical Realism and techniques of performing in verse. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in THTR 210 and Grade of B or better in THTR 261; and Grade of B or better in THTR 262 or Grade of B or better in THTR 263; and junior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.

THTR 455. Acting: Comedy. 3 or 4 hours.

Techniques of performing classic comedy. Emphasis on the "Commedia dell'arte" and improvisational comedy. Topics vary. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in THTR 262 or graduate standing in theatre.

THTR 459. Advanced Acting: Ensemble. 3 or 4 hours.

Process and scoring of character development in a full-length twentieth-century play. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s). Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in THTR 451 and Grade of B or better in THTR 452 and Grade of B or better in THTR 458; and junior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.

THTR 461. Voice VI: Voice Lab. 3 hours.

Ensemble and individual experiences in various advanced voice and speech techniques. Course Information: Previously listed as THTR 479. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 312 and Grade of C or better in THTR 322 and Grade of C or better in THTR 362.

THTR 464. Special Projects in Theatrical Design. 3 or 4 hours.

Twentieth-century styles: design for the contemporary stage. Problems in conceptualization, realization, and execution. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 2 time(s). Prerequisite(s): THTR 250 or THTR 256; or THTR 257 and THTR 259; or graduate standing in theatre.

THTR 465. Stage Direction. 3 or 4 hours.

Exploration of conceptual planning and implementation skills for the stage director ranging from script interpretation to rehearsal and performance. Performance projects required. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in THTR 210 and Grade of B or better in THTR 250; and Grade of B or better in THTR 256 or Grade of B or better in THTR 257.

THTR 466. Special Projects in Performance Training. 3 or 4 hours.

Training in varying advanced techniques of performance. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 2 time(s). Prerequisite(s): THTR 262; or for graduate students, consent of the instructor.

THTR 467. Advanced Acting: Brecht, Beckett, Pinter. 3 or 4 hours.

Techniques of performing styles in the theatre of alienation and the theatre of the absurd. Focus on interpreting characters from plays by Brecht, Beckett and Pinter. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): THTR 459; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.

THTR 470. Contemporary Performance Techniques. 3 or 4 hours.

The relationship of contemporary theory and performance techniques with attention to both text and non-text based forms. Topics vary. Performance projects required. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s).

THTR 472. Investigative Collaboration. 3 or 4 hours.

Collaboration as the primary means for theatrical creation. Production teams assigned to joint-production projects. Topics vary. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s).

THTR 474. Internship. 1-8 hours.

Students work in an approved professional setting. Individual projects developed through conferences with a faculty member and a field supervisor. Course Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 1-6 hours for undergraduate students; or 1-8 hours for graduate students. Undergraduate credit should be in multiples of 3. Only three hours may be applied toward theatre major requirements. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or above and 12 hours of upper-division courses in theatre, with a 3.00 grade point average in those courses.

THTR 475. Advanced Acting: Audition. 3 or 4 hours.

Selection and performing of audition pieces from theater, film, and television. Professional seminars and discussions with actors, directors, agents and casting directors. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.

THTR 478. Voice V: Dialects. 3 hours.

Techniques in acting through song and performing in a dialect in musicals and/or plays. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in THTR 260 or Grade of C or better in THTR 261 or Grade of C or better in THTR 462 or Grade of C or better in THTR 477.

THTR 491. Study Abroad in Theatre. 0-16 hours.

Study abroad within an approved foreign exchange program or departmentsponsored program. Course Information: May be repeated with approval. Approval to repeat course granted by the department. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

THTR 494. Internship. 1-8 hours.

Students work in an approved professional setting. Individual projects developed through conferences with a faculty member and a field supervisor. Course Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours for undergraduate students; or 8 hours for graduate students. Undergraduate credit should be in multiples of 3. Only three hours may be applied toward theatre major requirements. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or above and 12 hours of upper-division courses in theatre, with a 3.00 grade point average in those courses and approval of the department.

THTR 498. Independent Study. 1-4 hours.

Individual investigation of special problems that may be student-initiated or related to faculty research. May also be used for special University-sponsored projects, such as interdisciplinary seminars. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Senior or graduate standing and approval of the department.