Theatre Major Emphases

Students fulfill the university Central Curriculum requirements, participate fully in department productions and successfully complete the following courses:

semester hours

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Department Requirements

 

4

THEA:151 Acting I: The Stanislavski System

 

4

THEA:252 Survey of Western Theatre

 

4

THEA:253 Identity and Representation in Non-Western Theatre

 

4

THEA:258 From Page to Stage

 

4

THEA:340 Stage Management and Theatre Operations

 

4

THEA:453 Dramatic Theory and Criticism

 

2

THEA:505 Capstone

Students also choose one of the following options:

28

Option One: Performance Emphasis

 

4

THEA:251 Acting II: Voice and Movement

 

4

THEA:351 Acting III: Period Styles

 

4

THEA:451 Directing

 

4

Four semester hours chosen from THEA:101 Fall Musical, THEA:102 Student-Directed Production, THEA:103 Spring Production and THEA:104 Advanced Acting Workshop.

 

12

Choose 12 semester hours from the following:

 

1

THEA:101 Fall Musical

 

1

THEA:102 Student-Directed Production

 

1

THEA:103 Spring Production

 

1

THEA:104 Advanced Acting Workshop

 

4

THEA:142 Stagecraft and Production

 

4

THEA:143 Scenic Painting and Lighting

 

4

THEA:144 Costume Technology

 

4

THEA:246 Scenic Design

 

4

THEA:452 Seminar in Theatre

 

4

THEA:341 Costume Design

 

4

THEA:342 Stage Makeup

 

4

THEA:454 Theatrical Design History

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Option Two: Production and Design Emphasis

 

4

THEA:142 Stagecraft and Production

 

4

THEA:143 Scenic Painting and Lighting

 

4

THEA:144 Costume Technology

 

4

THEA:501 Production Lab

 

12

Choose 12 semester hours from the following:

 

4

THEA:246 Scenic Design

 

4

THEA:341 Costume Design

 

4

THEA:342 Stage Makeup

 

4

THEA:345 Lighting Design

 

4

THEA:452:01 Seminar in Theatre: Technology

 

4

THEA:452:02 Seminar in Theatre: Advanced Scenic Painting

 

4

THEA:452:03 Seminar in Theatre: Costumes and Makeup

 

4

THEA:454 Theatrical Design History

Honor Society. Students who meet the requisite national and local standards are eligible to join Alpha Psi Omega.

Minor in Theatre. Students are expected to participate in departmental theatre productions and complete 20 semester hours: THEA:151 Acting I: The Stanislavski System and THEA:142 Stagecraft and Production; four semester hours chosen from THEA:252 Survey of Western Theatre and THEA:253 Identity and Representation in Non-Western Theatre; and eight semester hours chosen from the following: four semester hours of production ensembles (THEA:101 Fall Musical, THEA:102 Student-Directed Production, THEA:103 Spring Production and THEA:104 Advanced Acting Workshop); THEA:143 Scenic Painting and Lighting; THEA:144 Costume Technology; THEA:246 Scenic Design; THEA:251 Acting II: Voice and Movement; THEA:258 From Page to Stage; THEA:340 Stage Management and Theatre Operations; THEA:341 Costume Design; THEA:342 Stage Makeup; THEA:345 Lighting Design; THEA:451 Directing; and THEA:502 Individual Investigation.

Minor in Dance. Students are expected to complete a total of 16 semester hours in dance. Eight semester hours of this coursework consists of DANC:101 Conditioning; DANC:130 Ballet; DANC:140 Jazz/Tap; and DANC:150 Modern Dance. The remaining eight semester hours of dance classes are chosen from DANC:155 Contemporary Ballroom Dance; DANC:160 World Folk Dance I; DANC:250 Historical Partner Dance; DANC:260 World Folk Dance II; or DANC:270 Topics in Cultural Dance.