Theatre Major

Requirements

Majors must take a minimum of 10 courses and complete a capstone project during their senior year. The capstone requirement is filled by performing, directing, designing (sets, lights, costumes, video, sound, etc.), or stage managing a significant production. Students may create a Film Studies minor through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.

Required courses:
THEA 101Basic Acting
THEA 125American Drama 1920 To Present
THEA 127Design & Tech Production
THEA 161Theatre History 1:Classical To Romantic
THEA 162Theatre History 2: Modern and Contemporary
or THEA 170 Modern Drama
Three semesters of Theatre Practicum (half credit each - does not count toward the 10 course major requirement):
Theatre Practicum
Advanced Theatre Practicum
Students must choose an emphasis in acting or design:

Acting

Required courses:
Voice In Acting 1
Shakespeare Through Performance
One required dance course:
Basic Dance
Balinese Dance 1 - 2
Jazz Dance 1 - 2
Ballet 1 - 2
Modern Dance 1 - 2
Balinese Dance 3 - 4
Jazz 3-4
Ballet 3 - 4
Modern Dance 3 - 4

Design

Required courses:
Scene Design
Lighting Design
Costume Design
Elective courses (four required for single major, two for double major):
Basic Dance
Balinese Dance 1 - 2
Television Comedy
Horror Films, Sex & Gender
Jazz Dance 1 - 2
Gay Theatre & Film
Ballet 1 - 2
American Film
World Film
Modern Dance 1 - 2
Stage Combat
Voice In Acting 1
Scene Study
Scene Design
Lighting Design
Virtual Realities
Costume Design
Balinese Dance 3 - 4
Directing 1
Jazz 3-4
Ballet 3 - 4
Modern Dance 3 - 4
Advanced Directing
Shakespeare Through Performance
Film As Narrative