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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)

Summer theatre: Huck, 'Luck' and Tennessee

The Mississippi Bend Players will return for a second season this summer with three productions: "Big River," based on the story of Huckleberry Finn; the Tennessee Williams' classic "Glass Menagerie"; and "Beginner's Luck" a new work by P.J. Lasker.

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Cooper sees life skills in musical theatre

“I would say that what the musical-theater concentration does is open doors to having skills in multiple areas — and that's what’s kept me employed since I graduated," says Shelley Cooper, a new assistant professor of theatre arts heading Augustana's new musical-theater concentration.

Shelley Cooper and class

Musical theatre is right on cue

Augustana has introduced a concentration in musical theatre, and it’s going to be a star. 

Heywire Fine Dining Event

Heywire will be hosting a night of fine dining and showmanship. All are welcome to attend. 

Penguin Project: Beauty and the Beast Jr.

The Penguin Project of the Quad Cities is back for a second season with the show "Beauty and the Beast Jr.," a collaboration between Augustana College and the Center for Living Arts in Rock Island.