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Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

Course Requirements

Course No. Course Title Credits
THTR 105Introduction to Theatre3
THTR 110Fundamentals of Theatrical Design and Production3
THTR 178Theatre Production I1
THTR 222The Actor's Self: Improvisation and Technique (*)3
THTR 278Theatre Production II (**)1
THTR 440History of Theatre: Origins to 18004
THTR 441History of Theatre: 1800 to the Present4
THTR 460Seminar in Theatre3
*Students who select the design/technical concentration are not required to take THTR 222.
**Students who select the musical theatre concentration are not required to take THTR 278.

Choose a concentration A, B, C, or D below:

Design/Technical

Course No. Course Title Credits
THTR 091Portfolio Review0
THTR 217Fundamentals of Stage Management3
THTR 228Basic Design Principles for Theatre3
THTR 230Stagecraft3
THTR 231Scenography3
THTR 232Technical Theatre Principles3
THTR 233Architecture and Décor3
THTR 330Theatrical Design Concepts3
THTR 378Theatre Production III1
THTR 478Theatre Production IV1
Four courses from
THTR 411Technical Direction3
THTR 412Scene Design for the Theatre3
THTR 413Sound Design for the Theatre3
THTR 414Costume for the Theatre3
THTR 415Lighting for Theatre and Dance3
THTR 416Makeup for the Stage, Film, and Television3
THTR 417Stage Management for Theatre and Dance3
THTR 418Scenic Painting3
THTR 425Fundamentals of Directing3
THTR 480Workshop in Theatre3
THTR 490Independent Study in Theatre3
THTR 491Special Problems in Theatre3
THTR 493Special Problems in Design3

Total Credit Hours

56

General Theatre

Course No. Course Title Credits
One course from
THTR 220Voice and Articulation for the Performer3
THTR 221Movement for the Actor3
THTR 241American Musical Theatre3
THTR 302Oral Interpretation3
THTR 320Character Study: Psychological Realism3
THTR 321Character Study: Transformation3
THTR 425Fundamentals of Directing3
THTR 430Creative Drama with Children and Youth3
THTR 435Theatre for Children and Youth3
Two courses from
THTR 411Technical Direction3
THTR 412Scene Design for the Theatre3
THTR 414Costume for the Theatre3
THTR 415Lighting for Theatre and Dance3
THTR 416Makeup for the Stage, Film, and Television3
THTR 417Stage Management for Theatre and Dance3
THTR 419Performing Arts Management3
THTR 480Workshop in Theatre3
Two additional courses in theatre, with the exception of THTR 2616

Cognates

Twelve credit hours of courses from art, communication, dance, English, film studies, health education, music, physical education, and/or psychology. Note: Connections courses cannot be used to satisfy these requirements.12

Total Credit Hours

49

Music Theatre

An audition is required for acceptance into the musical theatre concentration.

Course No. Course Title Credits
THTR 220Voice and Articulation for the Performer3
THTR 221Movement for the Actor3
THTR 241American Musical Theatre3
THTR 346Musical Theatre Performance3
Three courses from
THTR 302Oral Interpretation3
THTR 320Character Study: Psychological Realism3
THTR 321Character Study: Transformation3
THTR 416Makeup for the Stage, Film, and Television3
THTR 424Auditioning Techniques3
THTR 425Fundamentals of Directing3
THTR 480Workshop in Theatre3

Cognates

DANC 110Introductory Ballet2
DANC 112Introductory Jazz2
DANC 114Introductory Tap Dance2
DANC 212Intermediate Jazz2
DANC 321Dance for Musical Theatre3
And twelve credit hours of courses from
MUS 091Student Recital Series (must be taken six semesters)0
MUS 174Applied Music (must be taken four semesters)1
MUS 203Elementary Music Theory (*)4
MUS 204Sight Singing and Ear Training1
MUS 274Voice (must be taken two semesters)2
*MUS 203 may be counted toward the Arts–Visual and Performing category of General Education

Total Credit Hours

66

Performance

Course No. Course Title Credits
THTR 220Voice and Articulation for the Performer3
THTR 221Movement for the Actor3
THTR 320Character Study: Psychological Realism3
THTR 321Character Study: Transformation3
THTR 416Makeup for the Stage, Film, and Television3
THTR 424Auditioning Techniques3
Four courses from
THTR 302Oral Interpretation3
THTR 346Musical Theatre Performance3
THTR 405Readers Theatre3
THTR 422Period Styles of Acting I3
THTR 423Period Styles of Acting II3
THTR 425Fundamentals of Directing3
THTR 430Creative Drama with Children and Youth3
THTR 477Touring Theatre Production3
THTR 480Workshop in Theatre3

Cognates

Twelve credit hours of courses from art, communication, dance, English, film studies, health education, music, physical education, or psychology, inclucing one course from the Arts–Visual and Performing category of General Education (Excluding THTR 240) and one course from the Social and Behavioral Science category of General Education. Note: Connections courses cannot be used to satisfy these requirements.12

Total Credit Hours

64

Page last updated: August 13, 2013