THEA 396R: Colloquium

Course Description

A colloquium is an informal meeting for the exchange of views and an academic seminar on a broad field of study, usually led by a different lecturer at each meeting.

THEA 396R: Theater Colloquia is a tool to help and guide theater majors and minors in to becoming working professionals once leaving Emory. The course introduces students to local and visiting artists working in a wide scope of theater and related fields. In THEA 396R, students learn from, and converse with, these artists, asking questions and receiving advice for future plans in these artistic fields. Some of the conversations have consisted of professional actors, voice over work (e.g. the actress who voiced SIRI), professional playwrights, theater collaborators discussing their role in producing a show, and students talking about internships and study abroad programs.

Course Requirements and Facts

  • Theater Colloquia is a requirement for the major and the minor. It may be repeated for additional credit.
  • The department recommends majors and minors complete Colloquium by the end of their Jenior year.
  • In general, this course will consist of approximately 8 class meetings throughout the Spring semester for a period of 1 hour and 15 minutes long.
  • In addition to the class meetings, each student is responsible for completing 5 additional assignments called an ACE (Alternative Colloquium Event). These consist of seeing shows, arts lectures, museum visits, etc. outside of class.
  • No prior experience or classes are pre-requisites for this course.
  • Full commitment to the specified timeframe is required – without conflicts.
  • Grades for Theater Colloquia are determined by class participation and turning in ACE assignments in full and on time.