Requirements for the Theatre Major

Students majoring in Theatre are required to take the Core Courses (28 semester hours) plus 16 - 18 additional semester hours within the THTR designation).

Core courses

Acting Emphasis (18 additional semester hours; 46 semester hours total)

Tech/Design Emphasis (16 additional semester hours; 44 semester hours total)

  • THTR 251 Introduction to Computer Aided Design/Drafting (4)
  • THTR 357 Design/Production Studio I (4)
  • THTR 358 Design/Production Studio II (4)
  • 4 additional semester hours in THTR (4)
  • Assistant Tech. Direct 2 productions if Tech focus
  • Assistant Design 2 production if Design focus

Stage Manager Emphasis (16 additional semester hours; 44 semester hours total)

  • THTR 251 Introduction to Computer Aided Design/Drafting (4)
  • 8 additional design semester hours (8)
  • 4 additional semester hours in THTR (4)
  • Stage Manage 2 productions

Performance Studies Emphasis (16 additional semester hours; 44 semester hours total)

  • 8 methodology semester hours as approved by advisor (8)
  • 4 additional semester hours in THTR (4)
  • ENGL 301 Literary and Critical Theories or advisor-approved close reading course (4)

Directing Emphasis (18 additional semester hours; 46 semester hours total)

  • THTR 219 Theatre Literature and History: 1850-present (4)* or
  • THTR 318W Performance in the 20th Century (4)* or
  • THTR 320W Playwriting Workshop (4)*
  • THTR 379 Directing I (4)
  • Advanced Topics course (specifics to be finalized with advisor) (2)
  • 4 semester hours "open" elective in THTR or close reading course approved by advisor (4)
  • 4 additional semester hours in Design (from THTR 233, THTR 355, or THTR 356) (4)
  • Assistant Direct 2 productions

* Choose one of two which the student has not completed as part of the core

Requirements for the Theatre Minor (22 semester hours)

  • THTR 140 Acting I (4)
  • THTR 150 Voice for the Stage (2)
  • THTR 155 Stagecraft I (4)
  • THTR 217W Performance Historiography (4)
  • THTR 219 Theatre Literature and History: 1850-present (4)
  • THTR 355 Fundamentals of Scene Design: Sculpting the Experience (4)
Willamette University

Theatre

Address
M. Lee Pelton Theatre
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
Phone
503-370-6222

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