Theatre Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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Theatre majors are expected to complete a senior thesis and participate in the public performance program offered by the Theatre Program.

Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required.

Required Courses
THTR 110MOVEMENT AND VOICE3
THTR 202THEATRE IN THE HUMANITIES (satisfies a general university requirement for Humanities, Fine Arts)5
or HUMN 202 THEATRE IN THE HUMANITIES
THTR 210ACTING I4
THTR 226STAGE MAKE-UP1
THTR 303SURVEY OF THEATRE HISTORY5
or HUMN 303 SURVEY OF THEATRE HISTORY
THTR 310ACTING II4
THTR 330STAGE COSTUME3
THTR 331 THEATRE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY I5
THTR 332THEATRE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY II5
THTR 338CONCEPTS OF THEATRICAL DESIGN3
THTR 380THEATRE EXPERIENCE (must be repeated four times)4
THTR 412ACTING: THE PROFESSION4
or THTR 430 THEATRE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY III
THTR 421DIRECTING I4
THTR 422DIRECTING II4
THTR 491SENIOR THESIS PROJECT5
Electives–must select from the following8
Note: students can use selective THTR 496 courses as electives with permission of the program director.
NARRATIVE SCRIPT ANALYSIS
FUND OF MUSIC/DANCE THEATRE
SPECIAL SKILLS FOR ACTORS (may be repeated for credit when topic varies)
ACTING WORKSHOP: VARIABLE TOPICS (may be repeated for credit when topic varies)
SPECIAL STUDIES
ACTING III
SCENE DESIGN
TOPICS IN THEATRE
STAGE DOOR TO THE FUTURE
FIELD EXPERIENCE IN THEATRE
WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR
DIRECTED STUDY
Total Credits67

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • demonstrate the ability to act and direct in live theatre;
  • analyze, interpret and apply a knowledge of dramatic literature, cultural history and aesthetics to aspects of production;
  • articulate the role of the theatre within our own culture and the culturally diverse world;
  • utilize the mechanics and aesthetics of technical theatre in design and production of live theatre;
  • describe, demonstrate and communicate the knowledge of one through four above to elementary, middle school and high school students.