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Major in Theatre

The Department of Performing Arts (THTR) recognizes a symbiotic relationship between theatre production experience and classroom study. Requirements for the Major in Theatre are therefore distributed between practicum, production laboratory, and academic courses in the performing arts.

Requirements (39 cr.)

  • THEATRE CORE courses (12 cr.) 
    • THTR-T 120 Acting I (3 cr.)
    • THTR-T 228 Design for the Theatre (3 cr.)
    • THTR-T 340 Directing I (3 cr.) prerequisite THTR-T 120 and THTR-T 228 or consent of instructor
    • THTR-T 490 Independent Study in Theatre and Drama (3 cr.) - must be a minimum 3 credit hour capstone project
  • PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE (6 cr.)
    • THTR-T 168 Practicum (1-2 cr. per semester)
  • LABORATORY EXPERIENCE (6 cr.)
    • Select two from the following:
      • THTR-T 225 Stagecraft I (3 cr.)
      • THTR-T 230 Costume Design and Technology (3 cr.)
      • THTR-T 335 Stage Lighting Design (3 cr.)
  • HISTORY, LITERATURE, THEORY (6 cr.)
    • THTR-T 470 History of the Theatre I (3 cr.)
    • THTR-T 471 History of the Theatre II (3 cr.)
    • THTR ELECTIVE  (9 cr.)
    • UPPER DIVISION COURSES IN MAJOR (300 level or above) (15 cr.) 

      Students are advised to determine an AREA OF CONCENTRATION in consultation with a principal teacher in their chosen area (acting, directing, design, stage management, technical production, dramaturgy, etc.)

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