Theatre Arts Requirements

Requirements for the Major

A total of 44 credits, distributed as follows:

Seven Theatre Arts courses (24 credits):

  • 120 Introduction to Theatre Arts, 3 credits
  • 131 Stage Crafts, 3 credits
  • 140 Fundamentals of Acting, 3 credits
  • 220 Play Production, 4 credits
  • 231 Fundamentals of Theatrical Design (includes Lab), 4 credits
  • 270 Playwriting, 3 credits
  • 490 Senior Project, 4 credits

One Acting Class or One Design Course beyond the ‘Fundamentals” level (4 credits):

  • 241 Acting Theory and Practice: The Actor’s Toolbox, 4 credits, or
  • 242 Acting Theory and Practice: Character Study
  • 331 Stage Lighting and Design Practice, 4 credits

Four dramatic literature/theatre history courses (totaling at least 12 credits):

  • ENGL 321 Drama to 1850
  • ENGL 322 Studies in Modern Drama
  • Two additional courses in Dramatic Literature

Four Theatre Practicums or three practicums and one Dance or Movement course, totaling at least 4 credits. (No more than 5 credits of theatre practicum count toward the total number of credits required to graduate.)

  • 101 Practicum in Performance, 1 credit
  • 102 Practicum in Technical Theatre, 1 credit
  • 103 Practicum in Management, 1 credit
  • 110 Intro to Movement and Dance for Theatre, 1 credit
  • 111 Modern Dance, 1 credit
  • 112 Ballet I, 1 credit
  • 115 Dance Rehearsal and Performance, 1 credit

Requirements for the Minor

24 credits distributed as follows:

  • 120 Introduction to Theatre Arts, 3 credits
  • 131 Stage Crafts, 3 credits
  • 140 Fundamentals of Acting, 3 credits
  • 270 Playwriting, 3 credits

One approved dramatic literature/theatre history class worth at least 3 credits

One Theatre Practicum

Two of the following courses totaling at least 8 credits:

  • 220 Play Production, 4 credits
  • 231 Fundamentals of Theatrical Design, 4 credits
  • 241or 2 Acting Theory and Practice, 4 credits
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