Theatre Arts Major - Program and Courses

Theatre Major Requirements
The major requires a total of 41 credits distributed as follows:


Five Theatre Arts Courses:

  • THEA 120 Introduction to Theatre Arts
  • THEA 140 Fundamentals of Acting
  • THEA 220 Play Production
  • THEA 231 Fundamentals of Theatrical Design
  • THEA 490 Senior Project

One of the following courses:

  • THEA 321 Stage Lighting and Advanced Design
  • THEA 240 Advanced Acting

Four approved dramatic literature or theatre history classes, at least two at the 300 or 400 level, totaling at least 13 credits.

Approved electives totaling at least 3 credits.

Two THEA 100, Theatre Practicums or one practicum and one dance or movement class totaling at least 3 credits.

*No more than five credits of Theatre Practicum to count towards graduation

Three-Year Degree Option:
For students majoring in theatre arts, Hartwick's Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program is a unique opportunity to earn a degree in three years. For more information visit the Program Web site at www.hartwick.edu/threeyeardegree.

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Theatre Minor Requirements
The minor requires 20 credits distributed as follows:


Three Theatre Arts Courses

  • THEA 120 Introduction to Theatre Arts
  • THEA 140 Fundamentals of Acting
  • THEA 231 Fundamentals of Theatrical Design

One approved dramatic literature or theatre history class: 3 credits or more.

Two of the following courses totaling at least 7 credits

  • THEA 220 Play Production
  • THEA 331 Stage Lighting and Advanced Design
  • THEA 240 Advanced Acting
  • One additional dramatic literature or theatre history class 

If you have questions about the theatre major or minor, please e-mail Ken Golden.