Acting I and Other Instructor Permission Courses

Acting I is among the most popular classes that the Theater Department offers. Because of this high demand, admission to Acting I and to many of our other theater practice courses is typically determined through a process of instructor interviews.

ACTING I AND OTHER COURSES REQUIRING INSTRUCTOR INTERVIEWS

For the 2017-18 academic year, the department will be conducting instructor interviews for the following courses:

THEA 30: Acting I
THEA 31: Acting II
THEA 35: Acting for Musical Theater
THEA 10: Acting for Musical Theater II
THEA 36: Speaking Voice for the Stage
THEA 54: Directing

Sign-up sheets for instructor interview spots are posted on the Academic Bulletin Board in Shakespeare Alley at the Hopkins Center at 8:15 am on the first day of each academic term.

FOR WINTER 2018, THE INTERVIEW SIGN-UP SHEET WILL BE POSTED ON WEDNESDAY JANUARY 3RD AT 8:15 AM, WITH INTERVIEWS TAKING PLACE ON THE FOLLOWING THURSDAY AND/OR FRIDAY.

Available interview time slots are typically reserved very quickly; we strongly recommend arriving in Shakespeare Alley as early as possible on the morning of the first day of classes (ideally before 8:15 am) to ensure that you are able to secure an interview slot. The interviews themselves are very informal, typically running no more than 5-7 minutes in duration. Students should arrive approximately 10 minutes in advance of their scheduled interview in order to complete a brief questionnaire.

Once professors have completed their interviews, the department will provide the Registrar’s Office with a list of students who have been admitted into each course; those students will then be notified that they may enroll. If you are planning to interview for a class, we encourage you to register for an alternate course that you would like to take should you not be able to secure a spot during the interview process. You can then drop that additional class if you are admitted into the performance course for which you have interviewed.

These are very popular classes. If you are not able to secure a spot this term, we strongly encourage you to interview again; this is especially true for Acting I, which is offered regularly throughout the year.

INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION COURSES NOT REQUIRING INTERVIEWS

The following courses also require instructor permission for enrollment, but do NOT conduct interviews; admission for these classes may be obtained by emailing the professor to discuss the course and request permission to enroll:

THEA 27: Movement Fundamentals II, Professor Keith Coughlin
THEA 28: Dance Compositon, Professor John Heginbotham
THEA 10.08: Creativity and Collaboration, Professors Dan Kotlowitz and Melinda Evans
THEA 48: Costume Design, Professor Laurie Churba
THEA 51: Playwriting II, Professor Joe Sutton