Requirements

Requirements for the Theatre Major

Students majoring in Theatre are required to take the Core Courses (6.5 - 7 credits Core Courses plus 4 - 4.5 additional credits within the THTR designation).

Core courses

Acting Emphasis (5.5 additional credits; 12 or 12.5 credits total)

  • ENGL 135 Introduction to Creative Writing; Dramatic Form (1)
    OR Equivalent substitute approved by Acting Professor
  • ENGL 341 Shakespeare (1)
  • THTR 141 Acting II (1)
  • THTR 151 Voice and Speech (.5)
  • THTR 340 Acting Studio I (1)
  • THTR 341 Acting Studio II (1)

Design Emphasis (5 additional credits; 11.5 to 12 credits total)

  • THTR 233 Fundamentals of Costume Design (1)
  • THTR 356 Fundamentals of Stage Lighting (1)

Two credits from the following or substitute approved by design faculty (2)

One credit in music or art history as approved by advisor (1)

Stage Manager Emphasis (6 additional credits; 12.5 - 13 credits total)

  • THTR 233 Fundamentals of Costume Design (1)
  • THTR 251 Introduction to Computer Aided Design/Drafting (1)
  • THTR 318W Performance in the 20th Century (1)
  • THTR 356 Fundamentals of Stage Lighting (1)
  • THTR 479 Directing (1)
  • RHET 242 Leadership and Group Communications
    OR PSYC 341 Personal and Industrial Psychology (prerequisite PSYC 210 or consent)
    OR Equivalent (1)
  • MUSC 121 Creating Music Technology OR Equivalent (1)

Performance Studies Emphasis (6 additional credits; 12.5 - 13 credits total)

  • THTR 213 Intro to Dance or Approved aesthetics class (.5)
  • THTR 318W Performance in the 20th Century (1)
  • THTR 479 Directing (1)
  • ARTH 243 contemporary Art: 1970-Present (performance art is included in this class)
    Or ENGL 135 Introduction to Creative Writing: Dramatic Form (1)
  • ENGL 202 Literary and Critical Theories (prerequisite ENGL 101 Reading Literature and Culture) (1)
    Or HIST 393 Oral History; Theory, Methods, Practice (1)
  • WGS 353W Feminist Theory
    Or ENGL 339 Special Topics in Creative Writing (approved instances)
    Or THTR 320W Playwriting (1)

Requirements for the Theatre Minor (5.5 Credits)