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Theatre / Program of Study

The theatre program challenges students to achieve through an in-depth and academically rigorous study of performance, production and design. Students also explore the history of theatre, from the origin and development of theatre and dramatic literatures to modern theatre and contemporary dramatic literature in a variety of cultural contexts. By studying all aspects of theatre, students gain the knowledge and confidence necessary to create artistic works and scholarly documents and are able to communicate effectively using written, visual and physical means.

Major in Theatre
Students majoring in theatre are required to complete 37-39 credit hours, which include 25-28 hours of prescribed core courses and 12 hours of approved electives based on the student’s area of focus.

Minor in Theatre
Students minoring in theatre are required to complete 18 credit hours, including THE-114 Introduction to Theatre and 15 hours of approved courses in theatre.

Professional Performance Certificate
Students enrolled in a B.A. program with a declared major in theatre are eligible to apply for enrollment in the Professional Performance Certificate program. An audition or portfolio review is required.

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Required Major Courses

THE-101 - Performance Practica (1 - 2.00 cr.)

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THE-102 - Performance Practica (1 - 2.00 cr.)

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THE-103 - Production Practica (1 - 2.00 cr.)

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THE-104 - Production Practica (1 - 2.00 cr.)

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THE-105 - Front of House Practica (1 - 2.00 cr.)

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THE-106 - Front of House Practica (1 - 2.00 cr.)

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THE-114 - Introduction to Theatre (3.00 cr.)

THE-224 - Acting I (3.00 cr.)

THE-245 - Stagecraft (3.00 cr.)

THE-316 - History of Theatre Classic-Romance (3.00 cr.)

THE-317 - History of Theatre Modern-Contemporary (3.00 cr.)

THE-350 - Modern Drama (3.00 cr.)

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ENG-350 - Modern Drama (3.00 cr.)

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ENG-356 - Shakespeare (3.00 cr.)

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THE-425 - Directing (3.00 cr.)

THE-490 - Project: Area of Specialization (1 - 3.00 cr.)


Electives

Electives chosen from the following

Performance Focus:

THE-150 - Voice and Articulation (3.00 cr.)

THE-214 - Creative Dramatics (3.00 cr.)

THE-324 - Acting II (3.00 cr.)

THE-480 - Internship: Area of Specialization (1 - 3.00 cr.)

Production Focus:

THE-246 - Lighting and Sound (3.00 cr.)

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THE-335 - Scenic Design and Painting (3.00 cr.)

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THE-247 - Costume and Makeup (3.00 cr.)

THE-320 - Puppetry (3.00 cr.)

THE 103-106 Theatre Practica (1 hour each)

Musical Theatre Focus:

MUA-154 - Voice I (1 - 4.00 cr.)

Dance Techniques (two areas) (DAN 251, 253, 254, 351, 353, 354, 451, 453, 454 or Tap) (4)

THE-324 - Acting II (3 - 3.00 cr.)

THE-496 - Seminar in Musical Theatre (3.00 cr.)

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Steven Roten
Program Coordinator of Theatre
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