Major in Theatre Arts

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment.

BA with a Major in Theatre Arts(Career Interest: Generalist)(.pdf)

BA with a Major in Theatre Arts(Career Interest: Generalist)

Note: The order of semesters and summer terms has been changed from the print version to accommodate the one-column format of HTML publishing. A conventional Four-Year Plan is available in the .pdf file.

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS
ENGL 1310, College Writing I 3

PSCI 1040, American Government 3

THEA 1042, Stagecraft I 3

THEA 1045, Performance I 3

CSCI1 3

Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS
ENGL 2210, World Literature I 3

HIST 2610, United States History to 186512 3

LANG 2040, Foreign Language(intermediate)3 3

THEA 1044, Lighting I 3

THEA 2051, Voice for Theatre 3

THEA 2700, Drawing and Rendering or THEA 3160, Theatrical Lighting Design, or THEA 3170, Stage Design, or THEA 3180, Theatrical Costume Design and Construction, or THEA 4460, Play and Film Scriptwriting33 3

Total 18

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS
MATH 1600, College Math with Calculus5 5

THEA 3100, Directing I 3

THEA 4250, World Theatre Before 170014 3

Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Wellness 2-3

Total 16-17

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS
THEA 3140, Performance III 3

THEA 4000, The Modern American Musical Theatre, or THEA 4140, Performance IV, or THEA 4310, Acting for Film and Television 3

Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Physical Science9 4

Understanding of Ideas and Values8 3

Total 16

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS
ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics 3

ENGL 1320, College Writing II 3

HIST 2620, United States Since 186512 3

PSCI 1050, American Government 3

THEA 2351, Movement for Theatre 3

THEA 1043, Costume I 3

Total 18

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS
ENGL 2220, World Literature II 3

LANG 2050, Foreign Language(intermediate)3 3

THEA 2350, Performance II 3

THEA 2700, Theatrical Design: Drawing and Rendering or THEA 3160, Theatrical Lighting Design or THEA 3170, Stage Design, or THEA 3180, Theatrical Costume Design and Construction, or THEA 4460, Play and Film Scriptwriting33 3

THEA 3150, History of Theatrical Costume and Decor 3

THEA 3340, Play Analysis 3

Total 18

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS
THEA 4300, World Theatre After 1700 3

Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Natural Science9 4

Understanding of Ideas and Values8 3

Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS
THEA 3270, Directing II33 3

THEA 4350, Senior Theatre Colloquium 3

Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Laboratory Science (choice)9 4

Oral Communication2 3

Total 16

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed. See Arts and Sciences folding key (#2) after page 208 for footnotes.

Supplemental Information for BA with a Major in Theatre Arts

A major in theatre arts requires 45 semester hours: THEA 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 3150, 3340, 4250, 4300 and, in consultation with an adviser from the theatre arts faculty, 18 hours (at least 9 advanced) from one of the following groups.

Students majoring in theatre arts must enroll in THEA 3910 each semester the student performs in public productions sponsored or approved by the department, or in THEA 3920 if the student serves as a technician for these productions.

Other Requirements: A minimum grade of C is required for all theatre arts courses. A minimum grade of B is required for the comprehensive examination and the artistic presentation. Transfer work to be substituted for required theatre arts courses must be approved by a student's faculty adviser during the degree plan process.

DRED (Traffic Safety) courses may not be used to satisfy any portion of a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Comprehensive Examination

A written departmental comprehensive examination is required during the long semester that immediately follows the semester or summer term in which a theatre arts major completes 90 hours of college-level courses or 36 hours of theatre arts courses. A minimum grade of B is required on this examination.

Artistic Presentation

An artistic presentation is required during one or more long semesters after a theatre arts major has completed 90 hours of college-level courses or 30 hours of theatre arts courses. The presentation may consist of (1) a solo or duet acting performance not less than 30 or more than 60 minutes in length, (2) an independent directing project or (3) an independent design project. A minimum grade of B is required on this presentation.

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