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.
Required Major Courses
*Applied theatre is taken each semester (maximum of eight) except while enrolled in theatre practicum or performance comprehensive.
Other Required Courses
Minor available in theatre. Please consult your advisor for requirements and course offerings.