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Major Requirements

42 total credits are required to graduate with a Major.

Course Requirements l Introductory
CRS # Course Title Credits
0804 Theatre and Collaboration (EX) 3
0810 Introduction to Dramatic Art (LIT) 3
  Subtotal 6
     
Course Requirements l Performance
CRS # Course Title Credits
  Choose 3 courses from among the following:  
0830 Introduction to Performance (EX) 3
1100 Voice and Movement I 3
1101 Voice and Movement II 3
1102 Acting I 3
1103 Acting II 3
1104 Acting III 3
1110 Directing I 3
1111 Directing II 3
1229 Stage Mangement 3
1338 Musical Theatre 3
1392 Special Topics: Performance 3
  Subtotal required 9
     
Course Requirements l Design/Tech
CRS # Course Title Credits
  Choose 3 courses from among the following:  
0842 Introduction to Stagecraft 3
0880 Theatrical Production: Construction Crew 1
0880 Theatrical Production: Run Crew 1
0880 Theatrical Production: Run Crew 1
1240 Costume Production and Technology 3
  Choose 1 course from among the following:  
0840 Introduction to Theatre Design (EX) 3
1230 Stage Lighting I 3
1235 Scenic Design I 3
1246 Costume Design 3
  Subtotal required: 12
     
Course Requirements l History/Literature/Criticism
CRS # Course Title Credits
  Choose 2 of the 3 courses from among the following:  
1341 World Theatre: 500 BCE - 1640 (HS, LIT, MA) 3
1342 World Theatre: 1640 - 1890 (HS, LIT, MA FCOM) 3
1343 World Theatre: 1890 - Current (LIT, MA) 3
  Required course:  
1903 Theatre Seminar (W) 3
 

Choose 1 elective from the Playwriting/History/Criticism category not already taken from the lists above:

 
0505 Enjoying Performances (MA) 3
0825 Contemporary Global Stages (IFN, MA, IFGLO) 3
1341 World Theatre 500 BCE - 1640 (HS, LIT, MA IFCOM) 3
1342 World Theatre 1640 - 1890 (HS, LIT, MA, IFCOM) 3
1343 World Theatre 1890 - Current (LIT, MA) 3
1365 Playwriting I (W) 3
1366 Playwriting II (W) 3
1390 Special Topics 3
  Subtotal required: 12

 Choose 1 course from among the Theatre Arts offerings in any area of concentration.  Directed Study (THEA 1480 -THEA 1485 and Independent Study (THEA 1900-THEA 1901) CANNOT be used to satify this requirement.

         Course Title                                                                            Credits
  Electives Total 3
  Total Major Requirements 42

In addition, Theatre Arts majors should adhere to these rules and requirements:

  • Students are encouraged to declare this major early and register with the departmental advisor.
  • Majors must maintain at least a 2.00 GPA in departmental courses is required for graduation.
  • Students must check with the program advisor to determine the appropriateness of using the S/NC grade option. No more than 2 course in the major may be taken on a S/NC basis.
  • Students must complete 1 W-course in the major.
  • A minimum of 12 credits is required in any 1 Arts and Sciences department chosen in consultation with the major advisor or in a cluster of courses approved by your advisor.  The completion of an official Arts and Sciences Minor or an Arts and Sciences or UCIS certificate also satisfies this requirement.