Theatre : Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BA, BFA, Minor
Concentrations: Performance (BFA), Design/Technology (BFA)

Advisement

First-semester students are required to meet with the departmental academic advisor.

Theatre - B.A.

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum grade of C+ in all required courses.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisite courses.

Prerequisite Courses

TH 101 Introduction to Theatre
TH 106 Introduction to Technical Theatre
TH 108 Basic Acting I
TH 135 or TH 136 Practicum
TH 203 Visual Imagination

Required Courses

TH 201 Script Analysis
TH 301 Theatre History and Literature I
TH 302 Theatre History and Literature II
One design course (choose from TH 303 Scene Design, TH 306 Costume Design, or TH 332 Lighting Design I)
A total of 24 additional credits to include the following:
TH electives: A minimum of 9 credit hours from one area, such as literature, acting, design/technology
Two 200/300-level TH practicums
Two dramatic literature courses

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major: 51

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

Placement in dance and performance courses is based on auditions. Performance is an option each semester. Please note that schedule does not include performance credits.

FIRST YEAR
Fall TH 101, TH 108, TH 106 with TH 135
Spring TH 201, TH 203, one 200/300-level TH practicum

SECOND YEAR
Fall TH 301, TH electives, one 200/300-level TH practicum
Spring TH 302, TH electives
Fall or Spring One design course (TH 303 or TH 332 in the fall or TH 306 in the spring)

THIRD YEAR
Fall One dramatic literature course*, TH electives
Spring One dramatic literature course*, TH electives

FOURTH YEAR
Fall TH electives
Spring TH electives

*One or both of these may be taken in the fourth year.

Electives and Course Groupings

TH 220 Performing America
TH 314 Introduction to Dramaturgy
TH 315 Modern Theatre I
TH 316 Modern Theatre II
TH 320 American Drama
TH 325 Performance and the Critic II
TH 370 Age of Shakespeare
TH 410 Theatre of the Oppressed
TH 460 Asian Performing Arts
TH 464 Black Theatre
TH 465 Iberoamerican Theatre
TH 466 Women in Theatre
TH 467 Life of the Drama
TH 468 Sources of Modern Theatre
TH 478 Arthur Miller
TH 480 Shakespeare on Stage
TH 481 Irish Dramatists
TH 482 - TH 489 Major Figures

Theatre (Performance) - B.F.A.

Acceptance Criteria

Audition and acceptance into the University
Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum grade of C+ in all required courses.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in prerequisite courses.
Letter of intent.
Interview with program director at the end of the first year.

Prerequisite Courses

TH 101 Introduction to Theatre
TH 106 Introduction to Technical Theatre
TH 108 Basic Acting I
TH 109 Basic Acting II
TH 135 or TH 136 Practicum
TH 203 Visual Imagination

Required Courses

MTR 220 Beginning Musical Theatre Dance
TH 208 Method Acting I
TH 209 Method Acting II
TH 227 Voice Training I
TH 228 Voice Training II
TH 301 Theatre History and Literature I
TH 302 Theatre History and Literature II
TH 308 Poetic Text
TH 309 Mime/Movement for Actors
TH 408 Audition Techniques
TH 409 Acting in Shakespeare
TH 468 Sources of Modern Theatre
THD 201 Modern Dance 1
THD 415 Mind-Body Integration

One design course (choose from TH 303 Scene Design I, TH 306 Costume Design I, or TH 332 Lighting Design I)
Two TH or THD electives
Four 200/300-level TH practicums
Two dramatic literature courses
Two studio-performance courses

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major: 78-82

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

Placement in performance courses is based on auditions.
Performance is an option each semester.


FIRST YEAR
Fall TH 101, TH 108, TH 106 and TH 135
Spring TH 109, THD 201, TH 203, one 200/300-level TH practicum

SECOND YEAR
Fall TH 208, TH 227, TH 301, one 200/300-level TH practicum, one studio-performance course
Spring TH 209, TH 228, TH 302, one 200/300-level TH practicum
Fall or Spring One design course (TH 303 or TH 332 in the fall, TH 306 in the spring)

THIRD YEAR
Fall MTR 220, TH 308, one 200/300-level practicum, one dramatic literature course*; one TH or THD elective, one studio-performance course
Spring TH 309, TH 409, one dramatic literature course*, one TH or THD elective; one studio-performance course (optional)

FOURTH YEAR
Fall TH 408, TH 468, THD 415; one studio-performance course (optional)
Spring one studio-performance course (optional)

*One or both of these may be taken in the fourth year.

Electives and Course Groupings

Dramatic Literature Courses

TH 201 Script Analysis
TH 220 Performing America
TH 314 Introduction to Dramaturgy
TH 315 Modern Theatre I
TH 316 Modern Theatre II
TH 320 American Drama
TH 325 Performance and the Critic II
TH 370 Age of Shakespeare
TH 410 Theatre of the Oppressed
TH 460 Asian Performing Arts
TH 464 Black Theatre
TH 465 Iberoamerican Theatre
TH 466 Women in Theatre
TH 467 Life of the Drama
TH 468 Sources of Modern Theatre
TH 478 Arthur Miller
TH 480 Shakespeare on Stage
TH 481 Irish Dramatists
TH 482 - TH 489 Major Figures

Electives

TH 401 Directing 1
TH 402 Directing 2
TH 485 Playwriting Workshop
TH 486 Playwriting Seminar
THD 202 Modern Dance 2
THD 213 Ballet 1
THD 214 Ballet 2
THD 263 Jazz Dance 1
THD 264 Jazz Dance 2

Theatre (Design/Technology) - B.F.A.

Acceptance Criteria

Acceptance into the University
Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum grade of C+ in all required courses.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in prerequisite courses.
Portfolio review.
Letter of intent.
Interview with program director.

Prerequisite Courses

TH 101 Introduction to Theatre
TH 106 Introduction to Technical Theatre
TH 108 Basic Acting I
TH 135 or TH 136 Practicum
TH 203 Visual Imagination

Required Courses

TH 107 Costume Construction
TH 201 Script Analysis
TH 205 Drafting
TH 230 Theatre Crafts
TH 300 Stage Management
TH 301 Theatre History and Literature I
TH 302 Theatre History and Literature II
TH 303 Scene Design
TH 306 Costume Design
TH 331 Problems in Tech Theatre
TH 332 Lighting Design
Four 200/300-level TH practicums

Two courses form the following: TH 403 Scene Design 2, TH 406 Costume Design 2, TH 433 Lighting Design 2, TH 440 Study in Design or Technology, TH 496 Arts Management Internship

Two Dramatic Literature survey courses such as: TH 220 Performing America, TH 314 Intro to Dramaturgy, TH 315 Modern Theatre 1, TH 316 Modern Theatre 2, TH 320 American Drama, TH 468 Sources for Modern Theatre, TH 325 Performance and the Critic, etc.

Choose one of the following: TH 309 Mime/Movement for Actors, THD 381 Social Dance, THD 400 Creative Movement or TH 416 Mask

TH 401 Directing 1 or TH 485 Playwriting Workshop
TH 349 Technical Studio
TH 390 Design Resources
TH 439 Studies in Design or Technology

Three courses from the same department other than Theatre & Dance

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major: 75-78

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall TH 101, TH 106, TH 108, TH 135, TH 203
Spring TH 107, TH 205, TH 306, one 200/300-level TH practicum

SECOND YEAR
Fall TH 201, TH 301, TH 303 and/or TH 332, one 200/300-level TH practicum, one studio-design/tech course
Spring TH 302, one 200/300-level TH practicum, one studio-design/tech course

THIRD YEAR
Fall TH 331, TH 401 or TH 485, one 200/300-level TH practicum, one dramatic literature course, one upper-level design course, one studio-design/tech course (optional)
Spring one upper-level design course, one dramatic literature course, one course from the same department, other than Theatre & Dance, one studio-design/tech course (optional)

FOURTH YEAR
Fall one course from the same department other than Theatre & Dance, one studio-performance course (optional)
Spring one course from the same department other than Theatre & Dance, one studio-design/tech course (optional)
May begin the sequence in the fall semester of junior year.

Electives and Course Groupings

Dramatic Literature Courses

TH 220 Performing America
TH 315 Modern Theatre I
TH 316 Modern Theatre II
TH 320 American Drama
TH 325 Performance and the Critic II
TH 370 Age of Shakespeare
TH 410 Theatre of the Oppressed
TH 460 Asian Performing Arts
TH 464 Black Theatre
TH 465 Iberoamerican Theatre
TH 466 Women in Theatre
TH 467 Life of the Drama
TH 468 Sources of Modern Theatre
TH 478 Arthur Miller
TH 480 Shakespeare on Stage
TH 481 Irish Dramatists
TH 482 - TH 489 Major Figures

Studio Design Tech Courses

TH 346 Costume Design Studio
TH 347 Scene Design Studio
TH 348 Lighting Design Studio
TH 349 Technical Studio
TH 350 Properties Studio

Theatre - Minor

Required Courses

TH 101 Introduction to Theatre
TH 106 Introduction to Technical Theatre and TH 135 or TH 136 Practicum
TH 108 Basic Acting I
One 300/400-level theatre history and/or literature course
Minimum of 9 further credit hours at the 200/300 level, none of which may be studios or independent studies

Summary
Total required credit hours for the minor: 22

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:02:20 EST