Theatre

The Theatre major introduces students to dramatic literature, acting, directing, design, and criticism. Theatre production is a synthesis of many art forms including creative writing, voice, movement, dance, painting, visual composition, sound, music, lighting, costume design, and set construction. Through an introduction to different theatrical styles, periods, and conventions, students can visualize and recreate playwrights’ attempts to capture universal themes, conflicts, and human relationships across time, place and culture. This exercise in creative empathy and expression can help students understand themselves, others and the world community. In addition to serving as a strong liberal arts foundation, the theatre program includes main-stage productions and dramatic activities that prepare students for graduate study and professional schools or careers in stage, film or television production; theatre history, playwriting, criticism, and teaching; or theatre management, public relations, promotion, and communication.

Minor available in theatre. Please consult your advisor for availability at your campus.

Degree Requirements

Required Major Courses

THE 14123STAGECRAFT

THE 14623INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE

THE 20023ACTING I

THE 31523HISTORY OF THEATRE I

THE 31623HISTORY OF THEATRE II

THE 36023ADVANCED VOICE PRACTICUM

THE 40624DIRECTING

THE 41023INTERNSHIP: THEATRE

THE 45523PLAYSCRIPT ANALYSIS

THE 49023SENIOR COMPREHENSIVE

THE 11421APPLIED THEATRE

OR

THE 31421ADVANCED APPLIED THEATRE

AND

THE 40023ACTING II

OR

THE 37023THEATRICAL DESIGN

*Applied theatre is taken each semester (maximum of eight) except while enrolled in theatre practicum or performance comprehensive.

Other Required Courses

COM 30163INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

ENG 41823SHAKESPEARE SEMINAR

MUS 16221APPLIED VOICE

PSY 12053PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGY

Minor available in theatre. Please consult your advisor for requirements and course offerings.

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