Technique courses in the department of theatre are repeatable for a maximum of nine credits. Repeatable technique courses are a common practice in the training of actors and designers. Technique courses require a complex integration of skills, including physical, mental, aesthetic, and technical. Design and theatre technology classes all have a lab component (time in the shops) as well as a running crew responsibility. Stage management has a similar requirement. Collaborating with faculty, grad students, guest artists, and peers in the production process will create the most rewarding undergraduate experience.