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Suggested curriculum for the B.A. in Theatre*

First Year – First Semester – 15 Credits*

  • ENG 101 College Composition Credits 3
  • THE 117 Fundamentals of Acting Credits 3
  • General Education Requirement:  Science Credits 3
  • General Education Requirement: Mathematics Credits 3
  • Elective Credits 3

First Year – Second Semester – 15 Credits

  • THE 112 Survey of Dramatic Literature or THE 202 Script Analysis Credits 3
  • DAN 101 Beginner Dance Credits 2
  • General Education Requirement: Science with Lab Credits 4
  • General Education Requirement: Western Cultural Tradition Credits 3
  • General Education Requirement: Mathematics Credits 3

Second Year – First Semester – 15 Credits

  • THE 120 Intro to Stagecraft Credits 3
  • THE 121 Intro to Stagecraft Laboratory I Credits 1
  • DAN 101 Beginner Dance Credits 2
  • THE 216 Play Production Credits 3
  • General Education Requirement: Social Contexts and Institutions Credits 3
  • General Education Requirement: Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives (or Elective) Credits 3

Second Year – Second Semester – 15 Credits

  • THE 200 Design for Performance Credits 3
  • General Education Requirement: Artistic and Creative Expression (or Elective) Credits 3
  • General Education Requirement: Population and the Environment Credits 3
  • THE 122 Introduction To Stagecraft II Credits 3
  • Elective Credits 2
  • Elective Credits 3

Third Year – First Semester – 15 Credits

  • THE 460 Theatre History Credits 3
  • Theatre Elective Credits 3
  • College upper level Requirement Credits 3
  • General Education Requirement: Ethics Credits 3
  • Elective or Additional Theatre Course Credits 3

Third Year – Second Semester — 15 Credits

  • THE 300 Intro to Performance Studies Credits 3
  • THE 402 Movement Training for Actors Credits 3
  • Elective or Additional Theatre Course Credits 3
  • Elective Credits 3
  • Elective Credits 3

Fourth Year – First Semester – 15 Credits

  • Theatre Elective Credits 3
  • Elective or Additional Theatre Course Credits 3
  • Elective or Additional Theatre Course Credits 3
  • Elective Credits 3
  • Elective Credits 3

Fourth Year – Second Semester – 15 Credits

  • THE 415 Capstone Experience Credits 1
  • Theatre Elective Credits 3
  • Elective or Additional Theatre Course Credits 3
  • Elective or Additional Theatre Course Credits 3
  • Elective 3
  • Elective 2

*Some Core Theatre courses count toward the Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives, Artistic and Creative Expression, and Writing Intensive and Writing in the Major.  So, the student may just take Elective courses in place of these requirements.

Up to five theatre courses (15 credits) can be taken in addition to the major requirement of 33 credits and have them count as part of the 120 credits needed to graduate.

Students, who want to minor in dance, may substitute the equivalent credits of non-theatre electives for Dance credits.  DAN courses count as credits outside the major and can be used for electives.

 

Also, Non-Theatre Elective Credits in this four-year plan may be applied to the College of Liberal Arts and Humanities requirement of a second major or a minor in another discipline.

 

 


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