May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Theatre Arts Major, B.A.


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The Theatre Arts major combines the liberal arts core curriculum with the required 49 credits of Theatre Arts classes and 36 credits of electives. Theatre Arts majors may opt to use their electives to double major in another field or follow a course sequence in the following concentration: Acting & Directing.

 

Major Requirements

49 credits

Electives

36 credits

General Education courses

37 credits

Total required for graduation

122 credits

 

NOTE:  The theatre faculty conducts a review of each BA Theatre Arts candidate’s progress at the end of their fourth semester during their sophomore year, to appraise commitment, abilities, growth, and academic progress.

All BA Theatre Arts students are required to audition for all mainstage productions, and accept the roles they are assigned.  Mainstage productions are co-curricular, and participants are assigned a grade for credit through the Theatre Practicum course.

 

THEATRE ARTS REQUIREMENTS (37)

 

THE 100 APPROACH TO THEATRE (3) 

THE 121 STAGECRAFT I (3)

THE 132 VOICE AND DICTION (3)

THE 131 ACTING I (3)

THE 214 SCRIPT ANALYSIS (3)

THE 216 DESIGN FOR THEATRE (3) 

THE 234 DIRECTING (3)

THE 211 THEATRE HISTORY I (3) 

THE 232 ACTING II (3)

THE 190 THEATRE LAB (eight semesters at .5 cr. each)

THE 191 THEATRE PRACTICUM (eight semesters at .5 cr. each)

THE 493 SENIOR CAPSTONE (2)

 

THEATRE ARTS ELECTIVES (12)

Theatre Performance Electives (9)

Choose 3:

THE 206 MUSICAL THEATRE STUDIO I (3) 

THE 228 STAGE MAKEUP (3)

THE 230 STAGE MANAGEMENT (3)

THE 233 VOICE AND DICTION II (3)

THE 331 ACTING III (3)

THE 344 DIRECTING II (3)

THE 394 BUSINESS OF THEATRE (3)

 

Theatre Design Elective (3)

Choose 1:

THE 219 SOUND DESIGN AND TECH (3) 

THE 220 STAGECRAFT II (3)

THE 321 SCENIC DESIGN (3)

THE 225 HISTORIC SCENIC/COSTUME DESIGN (3)

THE 322 LIGHTING DESIGN (3) 

THE 327 COSTUME DESIGN (3)

Concentration


Theatre Arts majors may use their elective performance credits to earn a concentration in Acting & Directing.

Recommended Course Sequence


Total Credits: 14


Total Credits: 16


Third Semester


Total Credits: 16


Fourth Semester


Total Credits: 16


Fifth Semester


Total Credits: 16


Sixth Semester


Total Credits: 13


Seventh Semester


Total Credits: 15


Eighth Semester


Total Credits: 13


Total Credits: 121


Theatre Arts majors may use their elective credits to earn a concentration in Acting & Directing, Design & Tech, or Dance.

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