Theatre Curriculum and Courses

Theatre

Theatre Curriculum and Courses

Current description of degree requirements


Theatre Option: 60 credits

Students intending to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Performing Arts with a Theatre option must complete 60 credit hours: 48 in Theatre, 9 in VAPA, and 3 within another VAPA option for a Cross-Disciplinary component.

Lower Division Requirements: 10 credits

  • THTR 1000: Introduction to Theatre
  • THTR 2000: Introduction to Technical Theatre
  • THTR 2020: Acting Workshop I

Upper Division Requirements: 12 credits

  • THTR 3201: Topics in Early Theatre History
  • THTR 3202: Topics in Modern Theatre History
  • THTR 35XX: Advanced Technical Theatre Topics
  • THTR 4060: Directing I

Practicum Requirements: 5 credits

5 productions, 1 credit each.  At least one occurrence of each section, 3390, 3391, 3392, 4393: acting, technical theatre, stage management/directing and Theatre Capstone.

Theatre Electives: 21 credits

Students must complete 21 credits of theatre electives, 15 of which must be upper division.

VAPA Requirements: 9 credits

  • 3 credits VAPA 1000 level
  • 6 credits VAPA 3000 level

Cross-Disciplinary Requirement: 3 credits

2000 / 3000 / 4000 level courses in Art History, Film Studies, Music or Visual Art. One must be upper division.
 



Theatre Minor Requirements: 19 credits

Core Requirement: 10 credits

  • THTR 1000: Introduction to Theatre
  • THTR 2000: Introduction to Technical Theatre
  • THTR 2020: Acting Workshop I

Upper Division Requirement: 6 credits

(3 credits must be chosen from the following classes)

  • THTR 3201: Topics in Early Theatre History
  • THTR 3202: Topics in Modern Theatre History
  • THTR 3220: What's Funny? The Nature and Form of Dramatic Comedy
  • THTR 3280: Women in Theatre

Practicum Requirement: 3 credits

THTR 3390/-1/-2: Theatre Practicum (acting, directing/stage management and Technical theatre) Students must participate in a minimum of three productions earning practicum credits in at least two areas.
 

Current description of degree requirements

THTR 1000 - Introduction to Theatre
THTR 2000 - Introduction to Technical Theatre
THTR 2010 - Stagecraft Laboratory
THTR 2020 - Acting Workshop I
THTR 2030 - Acting Workshop II
THTR 2040 - Voice and Articulation I
THTR 2050 - Improvisational Theatre
THTR 2060 - Music Theatre Performance and Practice
THTR 2600 - Theatre for Children
THTR 2700 - Fundamentals of Dance Technique
THTR 2900 - Special Topics in Theatre
THTR 3020 - Advanced Acting Studio I
THTR 3030 - Advanced Acting Studio II
THTR 3040 - Voice and Articulation II
THTR 3050 - Stage Combat
THTR 3060 - Advanced Musical Theatre: Performance and Practice
THTR 3100 - On-Camera Performance
THTR 3110 - Auditions and the Business of the Theatre
THTR 3201 - Topics in Early Theatre History
THTR 3202 - Topics in Modern Theatre History
THTR 3230 - What’s Funny? The Nature and Form of Dramatic Comedy
THTR 3240 - Women in Theatre
THTR 3390 - Theatre Practicum: Acting
THTR 3391 - Theatre Practicum: Technical
THTR 3392 - Theatre Practicum: Directing/Stage Management
THTR 3400 - Shakespeare in Production
THTR 3510 - Stage Management
THTR 3520 - Costume Design
THTR 3530 - Theatre Make-up: Design
THTR 3540 - Properties and Set Dressing
THTR 3550 - Lighting for Theatre
THTR 3560 - Theatre Set Design
THTR 3590 - Advanced Topics in Technical Theatre
THTR 3600 - The World of the Play
THTR 3700 - Special Topics in Dance
THTR 3900 - Special Topics in World Theater
THTR 3960 - Nationalism, Romanticism, and Melodrama
THTR 3970 - The Nordic Legacy
THTR 3980 - The Manifestoes of the Avant-Garde
THTR 4000 - Internship in Theatre
THTR 4060 - Directing I
THTR 4070 - Directing II
THTR 4200 - Special Topics in Dramatic Literature
THTR 4400 - Culminating Directing Project
THTR 4980 - Theatre Capstone: Advanced Theatre Production
THTR 9400 - Independent Study in Theatre