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

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

  • THTR 165 Stagecraft II (.5)
  • THTR 240 Stage Makeup (.5)
  • THTR 251 (CA) Introduction to Computer Aided Design/Drafting (1)
  • THTR 357 Design/Production Studio I (1)
  • THTR 358 Design/Production Studio II (1)

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

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

  • THTR 213 (IT) Intro to Dance or Approved aesthetics class (.5)
  • THTR 318W Performance in the 20th Century (1)
  • THTR 479 Directing (1)
  • ARTH 243 (TH) contemporary Art: 1970-Present (performance art is included in this class
    Or ENGL 135 (CA) Introduction to Creative Writing: Dramatic Form (1)
  • ENGL 202W (IT) Introduction to Literary Theory (prerequisite ENGL 201 Close Reading) (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 (CA) Playwriting (1)

Requirements for the Theatre Minor (5.5 Credits)