2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 03, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Theater Major


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(50 credits)

Degree Map

Learning Outcomes  

The Theater Program provides a broad and solid foundation in the artistic, intellectual, and practical aspects of theater that prepares students for professional careers as actors, playwrights, directors, and designers.

Core Requirements (29 credits):


Concentration in Acting (21 credits):


Acting Concentrators are to take 21 credits: 12 among the three-credit acting courses; 3 credits worth of courses from the list of acting practicum courses, and three credits from each of the two other concentrations. Theater Administration can substitute for any three distribution credits.

Choose at least three credits from the following (New Works Distribution Courses)


Choose at least three credits from the following (Entertainment Design and Tech Distrib. Courses)


Please choose 3 credits from the following:

Acting Practicum Courses


Please choose 3 credits of the following (up to 2 credits of dance technique below allowed):

Concentration in Entertainment Design and Technology (21 credits):


Entertainment Design and Technology Concentrators are to take 21 credits: 12 among the three-credit design and technology courses; 3 credits worth of courses from the list of design and technology practicum courses; and six credits from among the distribution courses below, three in each of the two other concentrations. Theater Administration can substitute for any three distribution credits.

Choose at least three credits from the following (New Works Distribution Courses)


Choose at least three credits from the following (Acting Distribution Courses)


Concentration in New Works (21 credits):


New Works Concentrators are to take 21 credits: 12 among the three-credit New Works courses; 3 credits worth of courses from the list of New Works practicum courses; and six credits from among the distribution courses below, three in each of the two other concentrations. Theater Administration can substitute for any three distribution credits.

Choose at least three credits from the following (Entertainment Design and Tech Distrib. Courses)


At least one credit from the following courses must be THTR 455.

Choose at least three credits from the following (Acting Distribution Courses)


2 of 3 dance technique credits allowable for Acting Distribution Courses for Playwriting, Dramaturgy and Directing Concentrators.

New Works Practicum Courses


 Please choose at least 3 credits of the following:

Theater Studies Track (21 credits):


Those students who are choosing not to pursue a disciplinary concentration and prefer the Theater Studies Track, must take the 27-credit core plus 21 distribution credits (see Distribution Courses below) comprised of three-credit and practicum course credits, with at least 3 credits in TWO of the three concentrations and 6 credits in a third concentration (for a total of 12 distribution credits). That leaves 9 free credits from wherever the student chooses.

Choose between three and six credits from the following (Acting Distribution Courses)


2 of 3 dance technique credits allowable for Acting Distribution Courses for Theater Studies Concentrators.

Choose between three and six credits from the following (Entertainment Design and Tech Distrib. Cour


Choose at least three credits from the following (New Works Distribution Courses)


Degree Map


This program has the following minimum GPA requirements: 2.00 overall GPA; 2.20 in all Major course work.

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Fall 3rd Year


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Fall 4th Year


Spring 4th Year


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