Theatre Arts Major

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Shane Rowse ’88

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Students will complete ten and one half courses plus a capstone as follows: Required departmental core:

  • Thtr 101 Script Analysis
  • Thtr 121 Technical Production Skills
  • Thtr 122 Practicum (.5 course)
  • Thtr 123 Introduction to Design for the Stage
  • Thtr 130 Acting I
  • Thtr 232 Directing I
  • Thtr 209 Vocation and the Performing Arts I (.5 course)
  • Thtr 309 Vocation and the Performing Arts II
  • Thtr 001 Theatre Participation (no credit)

Capstone:

  • Thtr 385 Theatre Seminar

History/Literature Selection - Choose one course from the following:

  • Thtr 371 Plays and Performance - Ancient through 18th Century Cultures
  • Thtr 375 Plays and Performance - 18th Century through Contemporary Cultures

Design Selection - Choose one course from the following:

  • Thtr 220 Lighting and Sound Design Techniques
  • Thtr 223 Techniques for Set and Costume Designers

Performance Selection - Choose one course from the following:

  • Thtr 230 Acting II
  • Thtr 210 Stage and Thetre Mgmt
  • Thtr 332 Directing II

Electives - Choose one course not taken from above or from the following:

  • Thtr 112 Discovering Theatre
  • Thtr 235 Women and Theatre
  • Thtr 255 Theatre/Drama in America
  • Thtr 190 Special Topics in Theatre
  • Thtr 290 Special Topics in Theatre
  • Thtr 390 Special Topics in Theatre
  • Other Theatre courses at the 200-level or above

Thtr 001: Theatre Participation—Required every semester for Theatre majors and student on Theatre Scholarship; minimum of one semester required for minors and teacher certification in Speech Communication/Theatre.