Theatre for Non-Majors

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THEATRE FOR ALL UIC STUDENTS

PRODUCTIONS Theatre productions are open to all students on campus and require auditions. Auditions typically occur during the first week of the semester. Course credit is also available for work in set or costume construction, lighting production, sound productions, or public relations. All aspects of production are courses and are open to all registered UIC students. THTR 182 Practicum in Theatre: Run Crew Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor

THTR 281 Practicum in Theatre Administration Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor

THTR 183 Practicum in Theatre: Build Crew Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor

THTR 282 Practicum in Theatre Costuming Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor

THTR 280 Practicum in Performance Prerequisite: Approval of the Department and completion of a successful audition

THTR 283 Practicum in Technical Theatre Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor

NON-MAJORS

STUDENT-RUN ORGANIZATIONS Chicago Circle Players and Red Light School District also offer productions throughout the year and hold auditions open to all UIC students. Search for both groups on Facebook for audition information.

Scholarships in theatre are available by audition. theatre@uic.edu | 312.996.3991 theatreandmusic.uic.edu


COURSES

MINOR

Theatre courses are available to all students on campus. Some courses meet general education requirements. For other theatre courses, priority is given to theatre degree students and theatre minors.

-- The theatre minor requires 18 credits and provides students with a way to hone in skills, stay engaged, and maintain a passion for theatre. To apply for a theatre minor, visit us online at theatreandmusic.uic.edu.

THTR 101 Premodern Drama 3 credits, Understanding the Past or Creative Arts

DEGREES

THTR 102 Introduction to Theatre: A Collaborative Art (also available online) 3 credits, Creative Arts THTR 103 History of Chicago Theatre Past & Present (also available online) 3 credits, Understanding the Past or Creative Arts THTR 105 Introduction to American Musical Theatre (also available online) 3 credits, Creative Arts or US Society THTR 145 Acting Fundamentals for Non- Majors 3 credits, Elective THTR 150 Technical Theatre 3 credits, Elective

THTR 151 Costume Construction 3 credits, Elective THTR 155 Scenography 4 credits, Creative Arts

The Department of Theatre offers three degrees:

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BA in Theatre & Performance students have the opportunity to take full advantage of a wide range of courses across the discipline and to focus their study through three tracks: general, performance, and authorship. Audition required.

THTR 201 Introduction to Theatre II: Modern Theatre 3 credits, Creative Arts THTR 246 Acting II for Non-Majors 3 credits, Elective THTR 332 Performance Ethnography 3 credits, Same as ANTH 332 THTR 331 Page to Stage: Adaptation of Text 3 credits, Elective THTR 431 Playwriting 3 credits, Same as English 495 Submission and approval of a playwriting sample required

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre & Performance

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting BFA in Acting degree students pursue a structured course of study that focuses on developing the actor for professional work or graduate training. Audition required.

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Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Design Production & Technology BA in Theatre Design, Production, & Technology students take courses across the discipline with a particular focus on theatre design or technology. Interview required.

Students may earn a degree in theatre as well as in another discipline. However, 30 extra credit hours are required. Current students looking to study theatre should: -- Visit the College of Architecture, Design & the Arts Student Affairs office in Jefferson Hall, Room 208, and complete an Inter-College Transfer Form. -- Contact us at theatre@uic.edu to request an appointment.

General Education Electives

-- Notices for play auditions are posted by the lower level theatre doors (next to L282, UIC Theatre building). For more information call 312.996.3991.

FAQS Does UIC have a theatre department? Yes! UIC has an active theatre department, located in the School of Theatre & Music. I am not a theatre degree student; can I participate in a production? Absolutely. Productions are open to all UIC Students. Do I have to audition for the productions? Yes. All productions hold auditions open to every UIC student. The theatre offers four mainstage productions yearly. All productions are courses and area available for three hours of course credit. Course credit is also available in set or costume construction, lighting production, sound production, or public relations; see the “Productions” section inside this brochure for course information. Each of these credits can count towards your degree’s electives. I am pre-med and heard I cannot earn a degree in theatre. Is that true? No. It is possible to earn a degree in theatre and another discipline at the same time. However, a dual degree requires 30 extra credit hours. Be sure to speak to an advisor for more information. If I want a theatre degree, do I have to audition? For the BFA Acting and BA Theatre, yes. For the BA Theatre Design, an interview is required. I am not a theatre degree student. Can I participate in a production? Absolutely. Productions are open to all UIC students.