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  WC, CT, AR
  • Thtr 121 Technical Production Skills
  • Thtr 122 Practicum (1.0 credit--must take twice)
  • Thtr 123 Introduction to Design for the Stage AR
  • Thtr 130 Acting I AR OC
  • Thtr 232 Directing I WC CL
  • Thtr 209 Vocation and the Performing Arts I
  • 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 HP WC IL
  • Thtr 375 Plays and Performance - 18th Century through Contemporary Cultures HP WC IL

Design Selection - Choose four credits from the following:

  • Thtr 124 Costume Construction (2.0 credits)
  • Thtr 221 Vectorworks CAD for the Stage (4.0 credits)
  • Thtr 224 Costume History (4.0 credits) IL
  • Thtr 120 Stage Make-up (2.0 credits)
  • Thtr 321 Lighting Design (2.0 credits)
  • Thtr 322 Sound Design (2.0 credits)
  • Thtr 324 Costume Rendering and Design (2.0 credits)
  • Thtr 325 Set Rendering and Design (2.0 credits)

Performance Selection - Choose one course from the following:

  • Thtr 201 Playwriting
  • Thtr 230 Acting II OC
  • Thtr 332 Directing II WC

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

  • Thtr 112 Discovering Theatre AR
  • Thtr 115 Voice for the Actor and Presenter AR OC
  • Thtr 210 Stage and Theatre Management
  • Thtr 235 Women and Theatre DP WC
  • Thtr 245 Theatre and Social Change CE
  • Thtr 255 Theatre/Drama in America HP
  • Thtr 265 World Theatre GP
  • 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.