Theatre Major Requirements

The theatre major is designed to provide a background in theatre studies within the context of a liberal arts education to prepare you for job-related goals or advanced training. You are provided with opportunities to develop artistic literacy through practice, study, and development of an aesthetic appreciation of theatre.

Major in Theatre

Required for all majors:

•  Theatre Production (repeat 4 times)
•  Theatre Performance (repeat 4 times)
•  THR 105: Play Production: Stage Craft I
•  THR 106: Play Production: Stage Craft II 
•  THR 108: Introduction to Acting
•  THR 110: Freshman Portfolio
•  THR 150: Introduction to Theatre 
•  THR 210: Sophomore Portfolio Review 
•  THR 310: Junior Portfolio Review
•  THR 321: Theatre History I
•  THR 322: Theatre History II
•  THR 410: Senior Portfolio Review
•  THR 499: Senior Showcase
•  MUS 050-058: Performance Class 
•  MUS 369: Entrepreneurship in the Arts

CONCENTRATIONS

All theatre majors must complete one of the following concentrations in addition to the above core.

Concentration in Acting

•  THR 208: Intermediate Acting
•  THR 216: Introduction to Dance: Ballet and Modern 
•  THR 217: Introduction to Dance: Tap and Jazz
•  THR 218: Dance Studio
•  THR 306: Play Production: Directing 
•  THR 308: Advanced Acting II
•  THR 320: Play Production: Musical Theatre Styles
•  THR 345: Special Topics in Theatre
•  MUS 105: Fundamentals of Music 
•  MUS 163: Beginning Voice Class

Concentration in Musical Theatre

•  THR 208: Intermediate Acting
•  THR 216: Introduction to Dance: Ballet and Modern
•  THR 217: Introduction to Dance: Tap and Jazz 
•  THR 218: Dance Studio 
•  THR 308: Advanced Acting II
•  THR 320: Play Production: Musical Theatre Styles
•  THR 345: Special Topics in Theatre 
•  MUS 163: Beginning Voice Class 
•  MUS 127-227 Applied Voice Lessons for Non-majors 
•  MUS 104: Introduction to Piano 
•  MUS 185: Piano Class 
•  MUS 121,123 Music Theory I and II 
•  MUS 122, 124 Aural Training I and II 
•  MUS 100a/b Major Vocal Ensemble 

Concentration in Production

•  THR 270: Principles of Design I 
•  THR 306: Play Production: Directing 
•  THR 345: Special Topics
•  THR 370: Internship 
•  THR 445: Design Practicum 
•  9 additional theatre production hours

Minor in Theatre

Required:

•  THR 105: Play Production: Stagecraft
•  THR 108: Introduction to Acting
•  THR 150: Introduction to the Theatre
•  THR 216: Introduction to Dance: Ballet and Modern or THR 217: Introduction to Dance: Tap, Jazz and Popular Dance

Select 2 from:

•  THR 100a: Theatre Production
•  THR 100b​: Theatre Performance
•  THR 219: Experiential Learning in Theatre Production
•  THR 220: Experiential Learning in Theatre Performance

Remaining semester hours from:

•  THR 208: Intermediate Acting
•  THR 218: Dance Studio
•  THR 306: Play Production: Directing
•  THR 308: Advanced Acting II
•  THR 320: Play Production: Musical Theatre
•  THR 321: Theatre History I
•  THR 322: Theatre History II
•  THR 345: Selected Topics
•  THR 370: Internship
•  MUS 163: Beginning Voice Class


This does not replace official academic requirements in the university catalog. Enrolled students will work their faculty advisor to ensure they meet all the requirements of their major. 

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