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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.

Courses (THEA)

Jennifer Popple teaching class in the Black Box

Five Questions: Dr. Jennifer Popple

Dr. Popple, who teaches in theatre and women’s & gender studies, says art encourages people to be open-minded because it requires empathy.

Sarah Ruhl residency canceled for now

Playwright Sarah Ruhl's residency at Augustana this weekend has been canceled due to illness. Her visit may be rescheduled in the spring.

Prenzie Players: King John

The Prenzie Players present William Shakespeare’s King John, the story of England’s maniacal monarch and his violent pursuit of power – by whatever means necessary.

The Drowsy Chaperone

Winner of five Tony Awards, "The Drowsy Chaperone" is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s.