Theatre

Degree Requirements

Theatre Studies

Learning goals:

  • Students will develop proficiency in the methods of creating artistic and scholarly work and acquire abilities to integrate the study and practice of theatre.
  • Students will learn how to create and contribute to the discipline of theatre by recognizing and employing relevant and worthy theatre, non-theatre and interdisciplinary sources to inform their creative and scholarly activities.
  • Students will articulate artistic and scholarly vocabularies drawn from written, visual and physical texts that will support their continued practice and study of theatre.
  • Students will learn how to reflect upon and assess their work in critical and constructive ways by applying concepts, theories and methods within academic and professional contexts.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. Susquehanna offers a major in theatre with two emphases: performance and production and design. Majors complete university Central Curriculum requirements plus 54 semester hours of courses in one of the two theatre emphases. These include introductory courses and specific emphasis requirements. A grade of C- or better is required for any course to apply to the major or minor. Courses may count toward only one emphasis or minor. The department also expects theatre majors and minors to participate each semester in department theatre productions and activities supervised by department faculty.

Theatre Major Emphases

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

semester hours

24

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

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

 

4

THEA:143 Scenic Production

 

4

THEA:144 Costume Technology

 

4

THEA:246 Scenic Design

 

4

THEA:452 Seminar in Theatre

 

4

THEA:341 Costume, Fashion, Dress

 

4

THEA:342 Stage Makeup

28

Option Two: Production and Design Emphasis

 

4

THEA:142 Stagecraft

 

4

THEA:143 Scenic Production

 

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, Fashion, Dress

 

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:455 Computer Applications for Theatrical Design

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; 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 Production; 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 Fashion, Dress; 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.



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