Theatre courses may be chosen as electives by any student, regardless of major.

Students who major in Theatre must fulfill the requirements of their declared track, but may chose as electives any course from the other track.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (14 COURSES — 47 CREDITS)

FOUNDATIONAL COURSES

THEA 230 The Business of Theatre (3)

THEA 233 Stagecraft (3)

THEA 235 Introduction to Theatrical Design (3)

THEA 241 Acting I: Fundamentals (3)

THEA 345 Play Analysis (3)

THEA 381 History of Theatre I (3)

THEA 382 History of Theatre II (3)

THEA 490 Senior Capstone Project (3) Students must have project approval the semester preceding registration.

THEA 285 Production Practicum (1)

Students must take this course every semester for a total of eight (8) credits. (If necessary and with approval of the department chairperson, students may register for more than one (1) THEA 285 course in a given semester in order to graduate on time.)

TRACK SPECIFIC COURSES

Students must declare one of the following tracks no later than Spring Semester of their sophomore year.

Students, with approval of the department chairperson, may elect to complete both tracks.

ACTING/DIRECTING TRACK

Students in the Acting/Directing Track are required to audition for all productions.

Required (9 credits):

THEA 242 Acting II (3)

THEA 471 Directing I (3)

THEA 365 Voice and Movement (3)

Two (2) of the following Electives (6 credits):

Offered Alternate Years

THEA 341 Acting III: Advanced Scene Study (3)

THEA 342 Improvisational Acting Techniques (3)

THEA 343 Children’s Theatre (3)

THEA 344 Playing Shakespeare (3)

THEA 347 Comedy Acting (3)

THEA 439 The American Musical Comedy (3)

THEA 472 Directing II (3)

THEA 474 Dramaturgy (3)

THEA 491 Special Topics (3)

THEA 497 Independent Study (3)

DESIGN/TECHNICAL TRACK Required (9 credits):

THEA 334 Technical Direction (3)

THEA 361 Scene Design I (3)

THEA 236 Stage Management (3)

Two (2) of the following Electives (6 credits):

Offered Alternate Years

THEA 239 Lighting Design (3)

THEA 336 Prop Craft (3)

THEA 337 Scene Painting (3)

THEA 338 Sound Design (3)

THEA 339 Theatre Rendering Techniques (3)

THEA 343 Children’s Theatre (3)

THEA 367 Advanced Technical Practices (3)

THEA 439 The American Musical Comedy (3)

THEA 473 Costume Design (3)

THEA 491 Special Topics (3)

THEA 497 Independent Study (3)

THEATRE MINOR REQUIREMENTS (8 COURSES — 22 CREDITS)

FOUNDATIONAL COURSES

THEA 233 Stagecraft (3)

THEA 241 Acting I: Fundamentals (3)

THEA 345 Play Analysis (3)

THEA 381 History of Theatre I (3)  OR THEA 382 History of Theatre II (3)

THEA 285 Production Practicum (1)

Students must take four semesters of this course for a total of four (4) credits.

Two (2) Electives from either Acting/Directing Track or Design/Technical Track (6 credits)

 

THEATRE ARTS BUSINESS MINOR REQUIREMENTS (8 COURSES — 23 CREDITS)

MSB 100 Introduction to Business (1)

HRM 210 Introduction to Human Resources Management (3)

MSB 200 Principles of Management (3)

MSB 210 Principles of Marketing (3)

THEA 334 Technical Direction (3)

THEA 381 History of Theatre I (3) OR THEA 383 History of Theatre II (3)

THEA 230 Business of Theatre (3)

THEA 285 Production Practicum (1) Students must take four semesters of this course for a total of four (4) credits.