Course Descriptions and Requirements

Augustana Theatre

Department chair: R. Fitzsimmons

Instructors: J. Fitzsimmons, D. Workman, J. Klassen
Administrator: R. Fitzsimmons, Technical Director and Scenic Design

Study in theatre concerns a wide array of important life skills that reach far beyond the stage. Theatre is a reflection of society through which its audience is both entertained and educated. Through work with Augustana’s Theatre Company, students acquire competence in all facets of theatrical production in addition to developing skills in communication, leadership, cooperation and commitment.

The theatre program is part of the Department of Performing and Visual Arts. It explores the values of community, service and excellence within the Lutheran tradition through production and the academic study of theatre arts.

Intended to serve as a liberal arts major which might be used in preparation for a professional school, graduate school, or one of many varied careers in the performing arts. The Theatre major seeks to provide a generalist background in all facets of theatre practice.

Learn more about theatre in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Theatre Major:

37 credit hours
Intended to serve as a liberal arts major which might be used in preparation for a professional school, graduate school, or one of many varied careers in the performing arts. The theatre major seeks to provide a generalist background in all facets of theatre practice. 
THEA 095 — Backstage Practicum (1 cr) (Two required) 
THEA 121 — Acting I (3 cr)
THEA 125 — Script Analysis (3 cr)
THEA 136 — Stagecraft (3 cr)
THEA 137 — Costume and Make-up (3 cr)
THEA 215 — Theatre History and Literature I (3 cr)
THEA 216 — Theatre History and Literature II (3 cr)
THEA 220 — Acting II (3 cr)
THEA 225 — Directing I (3 cr)
THEA 350 — Senior Seminar (1 cr)
THEA — Elective coursework (10 cr)

A senior performance, directing or design project is required of majors in conjunction with THEA 350.

Theatre Minor:

20 credit hours 
THEA — Elective coursework (20 cr)