2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Theatre Arts (B.A.)


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Major Requirements


Students electing to major in Theatre Arts complete a minimum of 120 credits to earn a bachelor’s degree: 49-51 credits of core courses, 29-34 elective credits, and 40 credits (14 courses) in their major:

Select two of the following 3-credit courses:


Theatre Arts Concentrations


For those Theatre Arts students interested in a professional career in a major market or going straight on to graduate school, we offer detailed concentrations in both Acting  and Technical Theatre . Students take all of the above foundation courses and then add 12-14 credits in their area. Acceptance into a concentration requires approval from the program head and students are expected to focus their senior thesis around their area of concentration.

 

All Theatre Arts majors must participate in four mainstage Theatre Arts productions:  two as crew member and two as performer.

Degree Plan


Degree Plan for Theatre Arts (B.A.)

 
Fall
Spring
First Year
 
 
UNV101: University Seminar I (3 credits) &
FYT100: First Year Transitions (1 credit)
X
 
THE101: Introduction to Theatre Arts (3 credits)
X
 
THE102: Beginning Acting (3 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
 
X
Core Course (3 credits)
 
X
UNV102: University Seminar II (3 credits)
 
X
Second Year
 
 
RTS225: Quest for the Ultimate (3 credits) or
PHL225: Quest for the Good Life (3 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
THE135: Stagecraft (3 credits)
X
 
THE211: Theatre History I (3 credits)
X
 
THE Elective (THE231, THE241, THE265, THE343, or THE360) (THE231: Makeup for Stage and Film Recommended) (3 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
THE212: Theatre History II (3 credits)
 
X
THE318: Stage Management (3 credits)
 
X
THE Elective (THE231, THE241, THE265, THE343, or THE360) (THE241: Script Analysis Recommended) (3 credits)
 
X
Third Year
 
 
THE384: Dramatic Theory and Criticism (3 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)                                                  
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
 
X
Elective (1-3 credits)
 
X
ENG325: Studies in Shakespeare (3 credits)
 
X
Fourth Year
 
 
THE461: Directing Theory and Action (3 credits)
X
 
THE430: The Business of Acting (1 credit)
X
 
THE485: Thesis Preparation (3 credits)
X
 
THE343: Theatre for Children and Youth (3 credits)
X
 
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
 
X
THE004: New York Theatre (1 credits)
 
X
THE490: Senior Thesis (3 credits)
 
X
*Theatre majors may add a concentration in Acting or Technical Theatre. The concentrations require 12 to 14 credits additional, and students are expected to focus their senior thesis on their area of concentration.

*Suggested Plan to Complete Degree Requirements


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