Theatre/English

BA in Theatre/English

The Theatre/English program is administered jointly by the Department of English and the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Total credits required to complete major: 49

Theatre requirements - 25 credits

Requirement Credits
  THEA 129 Stagecraft 1
  THEA 130 Introduction to Technical Theatre 3
  THEA 140 Play Analysis for the Theatre 3
  THEA 202 History of Theatre to the 17th Century 3
  THEA 203 History of the Theatre Since the 17th Century 3
  THEA 204 Asian Theatre 3
  THEA 221 Acting I 3
  THEA 222 Directing I 3
  THEA 305 Theatre Topics OR THEA 390 Theatre Seminar 3

English requirements - 24 credits

Requirement Credits
  ENGL 203 Reader and Text: (Subtitle)
ENGL 203 Reader and Text: (Subtitle) is the prerequisite for English courses at the 300 and 400 levels.
4
  One course in British or American drama (from ENGL 290, ENGL 387, ENGL 486,or appropriate subtitles of other ENGL courses) 4
  ENGL 454 Shakespeare (or other ENGL course with Shakespeare subtitle) 4
  ENGL 386 Western Drama 1870-1945 4
  ENGL 385 Contemporary Drama 4
  ENGL elective in dramatic literature or creative writing 4

Notes:

  • 16 hours of English must be taken at the 300 or 400 level.
  • The THEA/ENGL major does not fulfill the requirements for New York State Provisional teaching certification in English. An additional 6 hours of English electives must be completed by those seeking certification. Certification in Theatre is a K-12 certification not currently offered at Geneseo; students can obtain secondary certification in Theatre with 30 hours of coursework.