Hours Required120 credit hours
Areas of FocusTheatre Arts, Theatre Creation, Theatre Leadership Management
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Over $1 million in scholarships offered to fine and performing arts students each year
Participate in workshops with Lied Center performers and crews
Stretch your strengths
Stretch your strengths in our student production company, Theatrix
Collaborate with the Hixson-Lied Community
Take advantage of our vibrant community inside the Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts. Collaborate on student films and projects in emerging media arts, try a new role in the student production company, Theatrix, or stage manage performances for other groups inside the Hixson-Lied College!
Our faculty have strong connections across with the theatre community and provide students with opportunities to network with leaders in their profession, attend conventions and meet visiting artists on campus.
Learn by Doing
Our students don't wait. Through hands-on learning, you’ll start creating from day one. With close faculty mentoring, you’ll gain a foundational knowledge of storytelling, theatre collaboration and entrepreneurship.
Basic Acting - Scene Study (THEA 114B)
Basic skills in scene study. Rehearsal techniques, character analysis and development and performance. Create believable and truthful characters, emotionally and physically, in a theatrical setting.
Principles of Design for Theatre and Film (THEA 120)
Basic elements of design and development of visual and perceptual skills. Develop an extensive experimental portfolio of 2D and 3D multimedia visual projects.
Play Direction I (THEA 202)
Fundamental concepts of play direction, selection, script analysis and interpretation, artistic choices, communication with actors and critique. Rehearsal and presentation of realistic scenes.
Stage Management (THEA 300)
Survey of management techniques for the theatre, including theoretical and practical application.
Theatre Management (THEA 301)
Theatre management: strategic planning, marketing, audience development, grant writing and company and front-of-the-house management.
Introduction to Playwriting (THEA 331)
Beginning writing for the theatre, starting with the composition of short dramatic scenes and working toward the completion of a one-act play.
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Jamie Bullins, Associate Professor, Costume Design
Jamie Bullins comes to Nebraska from Kennesaw State University, where he served 2000-2017 as Associate Professor and Coordinator of Design/Technology in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies. His M.F.A. in theatrical design/scenography is from the University of North Carolina/Greensboro. He has been designing and teaching for 25 years and has held positions at Auburn University and the University of Florida. He works as a scenographer, director and playwright.
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