Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

The Theatre major consists of two parts (for a total of 42 credits)

I. Required Core Courses (27 credits)
II. Concentration Electives (15 credits)

No grade of less than 2.0 (C) may be counted toward degree requirements for Theatre majors or minors.

1. Required Core Courses (27 credits) Students are required to complete 27 credits of specifically designated THE Required Core courses as listed below.

2. Concentration Electives (15 credits) Students must select one of the discipline concentrations and complete 15 credits in the concentration chosen. Students may choose one of the following: Acting and Directing; History, Theory, and Criticism; or Theatre Technology and Design.

To note: Theatre majors may use THE 267 or The 268 or THE 270 for the major and the LAC Tier-One Arts-in-Context requirement; and THE 272 or THE 275 for the major and LAC Tier Two Creative Expressions.

I. Required Core Courses
Through completion of these required courses, students gain a global perspective on the societies throughout history that fostered theatrical activity; explore the creative process of play production as inspired by the director's vision and realized by the creative and technical staff; develop vocal and physical skills through the communicative act of performing literature; and acquire hands-on practical experience through onstage, backstage and front-of-house activities.
THE172Acting I for Majors3
THE176Fundamentals of Design3
THE267*World Theatre I: Ancient through 17th Century3
THE268*World Theatre II: 17th Century through Present3
THE270*Directing I (Writing Intensive 2)3
THE275**Technical Theatre3
THE373Dramatic Theory and Criticism (Writing Intensive 3) or THE 375 Contemporary World Theatre (Writing Intensive 3)3
And a total of 3 credits from the following with at least 1 of the 3 from THE 227:


Theatre Design/Technical Practicum
Theatre Performance/Rehearsal Practicum
Practicum In Theatre
And please choose 1 of the following with advice and approval of Advisor:
THE472***Auditioning for Stage and Screen3
THE473***Producing and Directing3
THE474***Experimental Theatre: Theory and Performance3
THE475Theatre on Tour: Short Stay3
THE476Theatre on Tour: Long Stay3
THE480Independent Study In Theatre3
THE481***Senior Project in Theatre3
THE495Internship in Theatre3
II. Concentration Electives
(Please choose 15 credits in one concentration.)
Through more in depth study of history, theory, and performance as offered in the following courses, students have the option to further develop performance skills; explore the global spectrum (both western and non-western) of theatrical production; and experience the creative process of theatre technology and design; while developing an appreciation for and commitment to the collaborative process.
A.Acting and Directing3
THE171Improvisational Theatre3
THE173Dance for the Actor (or DNC 232, DNC 236, & DNC 242)3
THE174Stage Voice3
THE175Stage Combat3
THE271Directing II3
THE273Acting II3
THE360Theatre in the Elementary Classroom3
THE361Musical Theatre Performance3
THE365Special Topics In Theatre (re: Acting and Directing)3
THE372Acting III: Period Styles3
THE374Directing III3
THE376**Reader's Theatre3
THE470Children's Theatre3
THE471On-Camera Acting3
THE499Site-Specific Theatre3
B.History, Theory and Criticism
THE269**Asian Theatre and Performance3
THE308(ENG 308) Playwriting (or COM 357 Scriptwriting)3
FLM321World Film3
THE365Special Topics In Theatre (re: History, Theory, and Criticism)3
THE369**American Theatre3
THE375**Contemporary World Theatre and Performance3
C.Theatre Technology and Design
THE261*Visual Storytelling3
THE276**Scenic Design3
THE277**Drawing in Digital 3D3
THE278**Introduction to Costuming and Make Up3
THE279*Costume History3
THE280**Theatre Lighting Technology and Design3
THE281**Theatre Sound Technology and Design3
THE282**Scenic Painting3
THE285Intermedial Performance Design 1
THE325Advanced Stagecraft3
THE365Special Topics In Theatre (re: Tech. Theatre and Design)3
THE366Stage Management3
THE378**Costume Design3
THE379Pattern Making3
THE380Advanced Lighting Design3
Total Credits42

*Fulfills TIER I of Liberal Arts Core

**Fulfills TIER II of Liberal Arts Core

***Fulfills TIER III of Liberal Arts Core

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