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 courses is determined through a process of instructor interviews.

ACTING I AND OTHER COURSES REQUIRING INSTRUCTOR INTERVIEWS

For the 2019-20 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 36: Speaking Voice for the Stage
THEA 65: Summer Theater Lab

The performance courses listed above require instructor permission for registration, meaning that it is not possible to pre-register. If you are interested in taking any of these courses, please sign up for a different course that you would like to take should you not get into a performance course this term. You can then drop that additional course if you are admitted into the performance course for which you have interviewed.
 

2019 fall term THEA30.01: Acting I, 2A (Kohn); 30.02:Acting I, 10A (Rice); 30.03:Acting I, 2A (Rice).

INSTRUCTION PERMISSION INTERVIEW SIGN-UP FORM WILL BE LIVE ON SIGN-UP GENIUS ON Monday, September 16, 2019 at 8:15 a.m. THE LINK TO THE FORM WILL BE SHARED HERE. 
(If all time-slots are taken by the time you try to sign-up please email [email protected] to be added to a waiting list).

Interviews will take place on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. The interviews are very informal, typically running no more than 5-7 minutes in duration. Students should complete a brief questionnaire and bring it with them to the interview (the link to the questionnaire will be shared here).

Each professor will select students for enrollment and notify each student of their status. The Department of Theater will provide the Registrar’s Office with a list of students who have received permission to enroll in each course. At that point, students will receive an email from the Registrar’s Office alerting them that they may now register for the performance course to which they have been admitted.

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 frequently 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 requesting permission to enroll:

THEA 10.08: Creativity and Collaboration, Professors Dan Kotlowitz and Melinda Evans
THEA 27: Movement Fundamentals II, Professor Keith Coughlin
THEA 28: Dance Compositon, Professor John Heginbotham
THEA 29: Dance Theater Performance, Professors John Heginbotham and Rebecca Stenn
THEA 48: Costume Design, Professor Laurie Churba
THEA 54: Directing, Professor Peter Hackett
THEA 90: Contemporary Practices in U.S. Theater, Professor Laurie Churba