AUDRA - Augustana Faculty - Drama

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Augustana Faculty

Below are the courses available from the AUDRA subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, class times, and textbooks.

AUDRA 101 - Play Analysis View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Survey and critical analysis of dramatic literature from ancient Greek to contemporary. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.


AUDRA 109 - Script Analysis and Production Preparation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

Script analysis and production preparation for the Drama Department's major production. Note: Students should take this course at the year level that coincides with the year level at which they are registered in the subsequent production (AUDRA 139).


AUDRA 123 - Introduction to Oral Communication View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Study in speech and rhetoric for effective oral communication and interpretation. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.


AUDRA 138 - Theatre Company View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Ensemble production of improvisational or scripted plays. Involves an extensive research component appropriate to the chosen production. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor, based on audition.


AUDRA 139 - Theatre Company View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-6L-0)

Ensemble production of improvisational or scripted plays. Involves an extensive research component appropriate to the chosen production. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor, based on audition. Note: Distinct from AUDRA 138 in that it is a separate production with a different director.


AUDRA 144 - Introduction to the Dramatic Process View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

Speech and movement improvisation with an emphasis on imaginative development; introduction to the process of acting and to dramatic form.


AUDRA 201 - History and Critical Analysis of Theatre View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Survey of crucial works, genres, and styles, within the history of Western theatre along with the critical analysis of contemporary theatrical presentations. Prerequisite: AUDRA 101.


AUDRA 209 - Script Analysis and Production Preparation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

Script analysis and production preparation for the Drama Department's major production. Note: Students should take this course at the year level that coincides with the year level at which they are registered in the subsequent production (AUDRA 239).


AUDRA 230 - Acting Techniques I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

Introduction to scene study with an emphasis on character and text analysis.


AUDRA 233 - Clown and Mask View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

Exploration and experimentation in impulse inspired performance using mask, improvisation and clowning techniques. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.


AUDRA 238 - Theatre Company View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Ensemble production of improvisational or scripted plays. Involves an extensive research component appropriate to the chosen production. Prerequisites: AUDRA 138 or 139 and consent of the instructor based on audition.


AUDRA 239 - Theatre Company View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Ensemble production of improvisational or scripted plays. Involves an extensive research component appropriate to the chosen production. Prerequisites: AUDRA 138 or 139 and consent of the instructor based on audition. Note: Distinct from AUDRA 238 in that it is a separate production with a different director.


AUDRA 244 - Improvisation II: Workshop and Performance View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

Intensive study in the work of Viola Spolin and Paul Sills, with an emphasis on Improvisational Performance and Collective Creation. Prerequisites: AUDRA 144.


AUDRA 250 - Applied Improvisation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

Exploration into interactive and improvisational drama as applied to education, therapy, business, recreation, community-building, and personal, group and social empowerment. This course is aimed at non-theatre focused individuals interested in personal, group and social empowerment across disciplines. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUDRA 250 and AUDRA 344 (2020).


AUDRA 301 - Directed Reading I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-0)

Intensive study of a specific area of Drama to be defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Notes: An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course. The course is intended for a student with a major in Drama.


AUDRA 309 - Script Analysis and Production Preparation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

Script analysis and production preparation for the Drama Department's major production. Note: Students should take this course at the year level that coincides with the year level at which they are registered in the subsequent production (AUDRA 339).


AUDRA 333 - Character Mask View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-3)

Character development from the outside in approach as tool for approaching the fundamentals of performance: An introduction to the basics of mask making, character, and writing for character. Prerequisite: AUDRA 101.


AUDRA 338 - Theatre Company View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Ensemble production of improvisational or scripted plays. Involves an extensive research component appropriate to the chosen production. Prerequisites: AUDRA 238 or 239, and consent of the instructor based on audition.


AUDRA 339 - Theatre Company View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-6L-0)

Ensemble production of improvisational or scripted plays. Involves an extensive research component appropriate to the chosen production. Prerequisites: AUDRA 238 or 239, and consent of the instructor based on audition. Note: Distinct from AUDRA 338 in that it is a separate production with a different director.


AUDRA 340 - Movement for the Theatre View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

Exploration of movement for the performer; study and development toward an awareness of the physical body in space; and study in expression and personal movement patterns.


AUDRA 350 - Introduction to Directing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

Fundamentals of directing explored through practical exercises. Prerequisites: AUDRA 144 or 230, and consent of the instructor. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.


AUDRA 384 - Playwriting View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Study of the theory of, and practice in, writing for the stage. Prerequisites: AUDRA 230, or consent of the instructor. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUDRA 384 and AUENG 319.


AUDRA 398 - Selected Topics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Advanced study of selected topics related to the theory, history, and practice of performance on stage or in secondary visual media. Prerequisite: AUDRA 230.


AUDRA 401 - Directed Reading II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-0)

Intensive study of a specific area of concentration for highly advanced students to be defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: AUDRA 301. Notes: An application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course. Must have fourth year standing and receive Department Chair approval.


AUDRA 409 - Script Analysis and Production Preparation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

Script analysis and production preparation for the Drama Department's major production. Note: Students should take this course at the year level that coincides with the year level at which they are registered in the subsequent production (AUDRA 439).


AUDRA 420 - Performer-Created Theatre View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

Exploration, practice, and experimentation in performer-created theatre. Prerequisite: AUDRA 230. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUDRA 420 and AUDRA 320 (2020).


AUDRA 430 - Movement and Physical Theatre View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

Introduction to the use of abstract and improvisational movement with a view to creating physical performance pieces. Prerequisite: AUDRA 320 or 340. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.


AUDRA 437 - Senior Showcase View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

Research, rehearsal, production and performance of a play chosen specifically for a senior level acting ensemble. Priority given to fourth year students. Prerequisites: AUDRA 230 and 238 or 239. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.


AUDRA 438 - Theatre Company View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Ensemble production of improvisational or scripted plays. Involves an extensive research component appropriate to the chosen production. Prerequisites: AUDRA 338 or 339, and consent of the instructor based on audition.


AUDRA 439 - Theatre Company View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-6L-0)

Ensemble production of improvisational or scripted plays. Involves an extensive research component appropriate to the chosen production. Prerequisites: AUDRA 338 or 339, and consent of the instructor based on audition. Note: Distinct from AUDRA 438 in that it is a separate production with a different director.


AUDRA 444 - Story Theater View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

The course will focus on creating a spontaneous performance of a newly scripted play in the Story Theater style. Prerequisite: AUDRA 144.


AUDRA 509 - Script Analysis and Production Preparation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

Script analysis and production preparation for the Drama Department's major production. Note: Students should take this course at the year level that coincides with the year level at which they are registered in the subsequent production (AUDRA 539).


AUDRA 538 - Theatre Production View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Ensemble production of improvisational or scripted plays. Includes a research component appropriate to the chosen production. Prerequisites: AUDRA 438 and consent of the instructor based on audition.


AUDRA 539 - Theatre Production View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-6L-0)

Ensemble production of improvisational or scripted plays. Includes a research component appropriate to the chosen production. Prerequisites: AUDRA 439 and consent of the instructor based on audition.