The department offers a Bachelor of Arts with concentrations in Performance, Design, or Theatre Generalist. Admission to the BA in Performance is by audition. These are typically schedule once a semester.
Students interested in Design should submit a letter of application to the Head of the Design Program, requesting admission into the track.
Students interested in being theatre majors are strongly encouraged to seek departmental advisement to create a curriculum plan, especially if considering either a semester or year abroad. Majors should finish the core curriculum as early as possible, as they are prerequisites for all other departmental courses.
An early decision to major in theatre is highly encouraged. Majors should finish the core curriculum as early as possible, as they are prerequisites for all other departmental courses. All majors are put into a general category when first declaring a major. Those interested in design/technology should then apply for acceptance into that track. Auditions will be held each year for those interested in the performance track.
|THEA 2010||Performance I||3|
|THEA 2100||Fundamentals of Acting||3|
|THEA 3311||Scene Shop Practicum 1||1|
|THEA 3312||Costume Shop Practicum 1||1|
|THEA 3313||Running Crew Practicum 1||1|
|THEA 3340||Production & Design I 1||3|
|THEA 3350||Production & Design II 1||3|
|THEA 4710||Foundations of Western Theatre||3|
|THEA 4720||Mod Brit & Eur Theatre History||3|
|THEA 4730||U S Theatre History||3|
|Select one of the following emphases:||7-15|
|Total Credit Hours||31-39|
THEA 3311 Scene Shop Practicum (1 c.h.) and THEA 3312 Costume Shop Practicum (1 c.h.) must be taken with THEA 3340 Production & Design I (3 c.h.)/THEA 3350 Production & Design II (3 c.h.) (in any order), one section of THEA 3313 Running Crew Practicum (1 c.h.), and one free option from 3311-3314, which included Box Office.
THEA 3315 Acting Practicum (1 c.h.) does not count toward the major or minor.
|THEA 1090||Voice and Speech I||3|
|THEA 3010||Intermediate Acting||3|
|THEA 3030||Suzuki Method of Acting||1|
|THEA 3315||Acting Practicum||1|
|Electives: Any 2 credit DANC and 3 credit THEA||5|
|Total Credit Hours||13|
|Select three courses of the following:||9|
|Adv Technical Problems|
|Fundamentals of Lighting|
|Comp. Tech For Lighting|
|Thea Drafting & Model-Making|
|Rendering For Designers|
|Adv Costume Rendering|
|Design for Television|
|Design for Puppetry|
|Costume Crafts I|
|Adv Costume Technique Draping|
|Costume Crafts II|
|Scene Design Cad|
|Design For Dancers|
|Advanced Costume Construction|
|Design Fundamentals I|
|Total Credit Hours||9|
|Select two additional theatre courses at any level||6|
|Select two additional theatre or outside courses at 3000-level or above||6|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
See department for possible courses outside the department.
Possible Courses Outside Department
|CLAS 3060||Greek Tragedy & Comedy||3|
|ENLS 4150||Early Modern Drama||3|
|ENLS 4260||Modern Irish Literature||3|
|ENLS 4840||Performance Studies||3|
|FREN 4420||17th Century Drama||3|
|GERM 4430||German Drama||3|
|GREK 4040||Greek Comedy||3|
|LATN 4010||Roman Comedy||3|
|MUSC 3320||Musical Theatre In Amer||3|
|SPAN 6430||Drama of the Golden Age||3|
Students aiming toward graduate study in this discipline should take additional courses according to a planned sequence. Courses both in theatre and in such disciplines as English, history, music, art, and dramatic literature courses in classics, French, Italian, German, Russian, and English are expressly recommended for this purpose.