Theatre: Major Information

Total credit hours to complete major: 43

For the pre-2008 Theatre Major, click here.

 

Basic Requirements

Total credit hours to complete basic requirements: 31

 

THEA 129

Stagecraft

1

THEA 130

F/Introduction to Technical Theatre

3

THEA 140

F/Play Analysis for the Theatre

3

THEA 202

F/History of Theatre to the 17th Century

3

THEA 203

F/History of Theatre Since the 17th Century

3

THEA 200

F/American Theatre OR

3

THEA 204

F/M/Asian Theatre OR

ENGL 386

Modern Drama OR

ENGL 354

Shakespeare I OR

ENGL 355

Shakespear II OR

ENGL 381

British Drama

THEA 221

Acting I

3

THEA 241

Fundamentals of Design

3

THEA 260

Theatre Practicum*

3

*1 credit in acting and 2 credits in technical/costume assitance, or 2 credits in technical/costume assistance

THEA 305

Topics in Theatre History

3

THEA 311

Directing I

3

 

Elective Requirements

Total credit hours to complete elective requirements: 12

Select four from the following list:

 

THEA 200

F/The American Theatre (if not used to satisfy Basic Requirement)

THEA 204

F/M/Asian Theatre (if not used to satisfy Basic Requirement)

THEA 224

Acting Techniques (May be repeated for a total of 4 hours)

THEA 225

Production Stage Management

THEA 233

Stage Make-up

THEA 234

F/Costume History

THEA 235

Costume Construction

THEA 236

Scene Painting

THEA 270

Video Production

THEA 290

London Theatre Seminar

THEA 310

Playwriting

THEA 320

Acting II

THEA 321

Directing II

THEA 330

Acting III (May be repeated for a total of 6 hours)

THEA 333

Technical Direction

THEA 340

Acting IV (May be repeated for a total of 6 hours)

THEA 342

Scene Design I

THEA 343

Scene Design II

THEA 344

Lighting Design I

THEA 345

Lighting Design II

THEA 346

Costume Design

THEA 347

Sound Design

THEA 390

Theatre Seminar

THEA 399

Directed Study: Senior Project

 


Additional Requirement

Students must complete a Junior Portfolio Review in the Junior Year.

 

Minimum Competence Requirement

A grade of C- or better is required for each of the following courses: all required courses, whether basic, elective, or focus.

 

Department Writing Requirement

All theatre majors write in all theatre courses, but the style and content of the writing varies widely based upon the course topic.  Examples include journals, concept statements, dramatic fiction, production analyses, character analyses, and traditional research papers, such as one might find in any other course in the humanities.  In the required theatre history sequence of four courses (THEA 202, 203, 204, 305), students write traditional research papers combining theatrical history with the study of dramatic literature and criticism.  In the process, students learn to read primary and secondary sources closely, to conduct academic research, and to write essays with a well-argued thesis and properly documented sources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theater: Old Major Information

This Major applies to students who declared the major prior to Fall 2008

 

42 total semester hours

BASIC REQUIREMENTS 

  • 30 total semester hours
    • 1 hr. Thea. 129 Stagecraft
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 130 Introduction to Technical Theatre
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 140 Play Analysis for the Theatre
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 202Theatre History to the 17th Century
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 203 Theatre History Since the 17th Century
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 221 Acting I
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 241 Fundamentals of Design
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 260 Theatre Practicum (1 credit in acting and 2 credits in technical/costume assistance OR 3 credits in technical/costume assistance)
    • 3 hrs. Thea 305 Topics in Theatre History: (subtitle)
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 311 Directing I
    • 2 hrs. Thea. 399 Directed Study: Senior Project

ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS -- SELECT FOUR FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST

(Students with particular interests in design, technical theatre, acting or directing should consult their advisors for guidance in the selection of Elective Requirements.)

  • 12 total semeseter hours, select four from the following
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 200 F/The American Theatre
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 204 F/M/Asian Theatre
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 220 Speech for the Theatre (May be repeated for a total of 3 hours)
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 225 Production Stage Management
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 233 Stage Make-up
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 234 F/Costume History
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 235 Costume Construction
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 236 Scene Painting
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 240 Stage Movement
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 270 Video Production
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 311 Playwriting
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 320 Acting II
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 321 Directing II
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 330 Acting III(May be repeated for a total of 6 hours)
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 333 Technical Direction
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 340 Acting IV(May be repeated for a total of 6 hours)
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 342 Scene Design I
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 343 Scene Design II
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 344 Lighting Design I
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 345 Lighting Design II
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 346 Costume Design
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 347 Sound Design
    • 3 hrs. Thea. 390 Theatre Seminar

MINIMUM COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT

A grade of C- or better is required for all required courses