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B.A. Theatre

All majors are required to complete 33 credit hours of theatre courses with a
grade of “C” or better (Note: no more than 48 Theatre credit hours will be applied to the 120 credit graduation requirement).  Additionally, students must complete three technical assignments and one acting assignment on departmental productions.  Majors are also required to complete 72- 87 credit hours of non-theatre courses which include College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Distribution Requirements, University General Requirements, and any electives the student wishes to take. The 33 credit hours of theatre courses include 27 credit hours of core theatre courses and 6 hours of theatre electives.

Majors are expected to actively participate in all aspects of the theatre/dance production program.  Scholarships are available for incoming students; please click to download the PDF.

Language Requirement: completion of one semester of any language, or equivalent proficiency through examination.  This includes American Sign Language.

Undergraduate Theatre Course Requirements (Total of 33 credits)

Every major must take the following 27 credit hours of theatre courses:

Credit / Course

  • 3 / THE 117 Fundamentals of Acting
  • 3 / THE 120 Introduction to Stagecraft
  • 1 / THE 121 Stagecraft Lab
  • 1 / THE 122 Stagecraft Lab
  • 3 / THE 200 Design for Performance 
  • 3/ THE 112 Survey of Dramatic Literature OR THE 202 Script Analysis
  • 3 / THE 216 Play Production
  • 3 / THE 300 Introduction to Performance Studies
  • 3 / THE 402 Movement Training for Actors
  • 1 / THE 415 Capstone Experience (Gen. Ed. Requirement only)
  • 3 / THE 460 Theatre History

Majors must select 6 credit hours of electives from the following courses:

Credit / Course

  • 3 / THE 111 Introduction to Theatre
  • 3 / THE 118 StageMakeup
  • 3 / THE 130 Intro to Costume Construction
  • 3 / THE 131 Costume Construction Lab
  • 3 / THE 268 Practicum in Acting
  • 3 / THE 269 Practicum in Technical
  • 3 / THE 301 Characterization
  • 3 / THE 310 Topics in Theatre Technology
  • 3 / THE 320 Topics in Theatre Design
  • 3 / THE 340 Playwriting, Performance and Directing Lab
  • 3 / THE 400 Voice and Speech for the Actor
  • 3 / THE 403 Styles and Techniques of Comedy
  • 3 / THE 405 Drama in Education
  • 3 / THE 466 Stage Directing
  • 3 / THE 480 Topics in Theatre
  • 3 / THE 497 Independent Study
  • 3 / THE 498 Independent Study
  • 3 / THE 501 Acting Styles

 

Minor in Theatre

The Theatre Minor is designed to provide the student with a basic foundation in theatre.  Students take a total of 18 credits (6 credit hours of THE 120, courses and 12 credit hours of theatre electives).

 

Core Courses:

Credit                        Course

3                        THE 120 Stagecraft

1                        THE 121 Stagecraft Lab

1                        THE 122 Stagecraft Lab

1                        THE 269 Theatre Practicum in Acting

 

Electives:

An additional 12 hours of theatre courses are required and can be chosen from the semester listings.  Some courses have prerequisites and those must be met before the student can take them.


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