Theatre

Degree to be earned: 
B.A.

The Theatre major is designed to provide a background in theatre studies within the context of a liberal arts education to prepare majors for job-related goals or advanced training. Courses and co-curricular activities provide students with opportunities to develop artistic literacy through practice, study, and development of an aesthetic appreciation of theatre.

The Theatre major prepares students who wish to work as actors, directors, designers, producers, stage managers, playwrights, or in theatre management. The Theatre major also prepares students who wish to continue their education at professional or graduate school.

Major Courses

  • THR 105 - Play Production: Stagecraft (F) (3 sem. hrs.)
  • THR 150 - Introduction to the Theatre (F) (3 sem. hrs.)
  • THR 207 - Acting (F) (3 sem. hrs.)
  • THR 210 - Sophomore Portfolio Review (S) (0 sem hrs.)
  • THR 215 - Discover the Body Through movement (P) (1 sem. hr.)
  • THR 216 - Introduction to Dance Technique (P) (1 sem. hr.)
  • THR 219 - Experiential Learning in Theatre Production (F) (1 sem. hr.)
  • THR 220 - Experiential Learning in Theatre Performance (F) (1 sem. hr.) Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
  • THR 306 - Play Production: Directing (F) (3 sem. hrs.)
  • THR 307 - Advanced Acting (F) (3 sem. hrs.) Prerequisites: THR 207
  • THR 310 Jr. Portfolio Review (S) (0 sem hrs.)
  • THR 321 - Early and Modern Drama (3 sem hrs.) (JWO) Prerequisite: THR 150
  • THR 320 - Play Production: Musical Theatre (F) (3 sem. hrs.) Fall of Even-Odd years
  • THR 322 - Contemporary Drama (3 sem hrs.) Prerequisite: THR 150
  • THR 407 - Advanced Acting II (F) (3 sem. hrs.) Prerequisites: THR 207 and THR 307
  • THR 410 - Sr. Portfolio Review (S) (0 sem hrs.)
  • THR 499 - Senior Performance Project (1 sem. hrs.) Theatre Capstone Course. Prerequisites: COM 100; ENG 101

Electives

  • THR 345 - Selected Topics (1-3 sem. hrs.)
  • THR 370 - Internship (3 to 15 sem. hrs.) Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
  • THR 451, 452 - Independent Study (1-3 sem. hrs.) Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor

Minor

  • THR 105 - Play Production: Stagecraft (F) (3 sem. hrs.)
  • THR 150 - Introduction to the Theatre (F) (3 sem. hrs.)
  • THR 207 - Acting (F) (3 sem. hrs.)
  • THR 215 - Discover the Body Through movement (P) (1 sem. hr.) or 216 - Introduction to Dance Technique (P) (1 sem. hr.)
  • THR 219 - Experiential Learning in Theatre Production (F) (1 sem. hr.)
  • THR 220 - Experiential Learning in Theatre Performance (F) (1 sem. hr.) Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
  • THR 307 - Advanced Acting (F) (3 sem. hrs.) Prerequisites: THR 207
  • THR 321 - Early and Modern Drama (3 sem hrs.) (JWO) Prerequisite: THR 150
  • plus one course from:
    • THR 306 - Play Production: Directing (F) (3 sem. hrs.)
    • THR 320 - Play Production: Musical Theatre (F) (3 sem. hrs.) Fall of Even-Odd years
    • MUS 163 - Beginning Voice Class (1 sem hrs.)

Allied

  • MUS 051-058 - Performance Class (0 sem hrs.)
  • MUS 163 - Beginning Voice Class (1 sem hrs.)
  • MUS 127T - Non-Major Perf:Voice (1 sem hrs.) & MUS 128T Non-Major Perf:Voice (1 sem hrs.) OR MUS 126T Major Perf:Voice (1-3 sem hrs.) & MUS 125T Major Perf:Voice (1-3 sem hrs.)
  • Pick One: