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Theatre

The Theatre Program is committed to deepening a student’s knowledge and appreciation of the theatre by studying the theatre of the past, learning the theoretical background of the various parts of the theatre acting, directing, design, play writing, technical theatre; and regular participation in theatre productions. Students have the opportunity to participate in all phases of production work as well as to specialize in either acting/directing or design/technical theatre. The department produces a broad range of material from the classics to musicals to modern experimental theatre. Students work with the faculty as well as with guest artists each year.

 

The Theatre Major
The Theatre Minor

The Musical Theatre Major

The Musical Theatre Minor
Course Descriptions

Course descriptions for the musical theatre major will be found in Theatre, Music and Dance

 

The Theatre Major
(46 semester hours)

Required:
ARMG 105    (4)    Introduction to Arts Management
THTR 105    (3)    Introduction to Technical Theatre
THTR 189    (3)    Acting I
THTR 310    (3)    Scenography: Fundamentals of Theatre Design
THTR 329    (2)    Advanced Theatre Production
THTR 392    (3)    Directing

Senior Exercise:
THTR 463    (3)    Senior Project

Choose the following course twice in two different semesters:
THTR 229    (2)    Production and Performance

Choose 4 courses from the following:
THTR 170    (3)    Theatre on Film
THTR 245    (3)    Contemporary Drama
THTR 333    (3)    History and Literature of the Theatre of the Ancient World
THTR 334    (3)    History and Literature of the Theatre of the Middle Ages and Renaissance
THTR 335    (3)    History and Literature of the Theatre in the 17th to 19th Centuries
THTR 336    (3)    History and Literature of the Theatre in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Choose 1 course from the following:
ENGL 235    (3)    Shakespeare
ENGL 322    (3)    Romance and Renewal: Shakespeare and Elizabethan Drama
ENGL 324    (3)    Revenge and Ravishment: Shakespeare and Jacobean Drama

Choose 6 additional credit hours from the following:
DANC 223    (3)    Introduction to Dance Composition I
THTR 104    (3)    Introduction to the Theatre
THTR 170    (3)    Theatre on Film (if not chosen for requirement above)
THTR 220    (3)    Computer Applications for Theatre
THTR 230    (3)    Play and Screen Writing
THTR 235    (3)    Musical Theatre Literature: Stage and Screen
THTR 280    (2)    Voice and Movement for Theatre
THTR 290    (3)    London Theatre Tour
THTR 341    (3)    Musical Theatre Techniques
THTR 389    (3)    Acting II

NOTE: For the major in theatre, the P/CR/NC grading option may be exercised for courses taken at the 100- and 200-level only. Additional information about the P/CR/NC grading option is available under the Academic Regulations heading of the catalog.

The Theatre Minor
(19 semester hours)

Required:
THTR 104    (3)    Introduction to the Theatre
THTR 105    (3)    Introduction to Technical Theatre I
THTR 189    (3)    Acting I

Choose 2 of the following courses:
THTR 333    (3)    History and Literature of the Theatre of the Ancient World
THTR 334    (3)    History and Literature of the Theatre of the Middle Ages and Renaissance
THTR 335    (3)    History and Literature of the Theatre in the 17th to 19th Centuries
THTR 336    (3)    History and Literature of the Theatre in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Choose the following course twice in two different semesters:
THTR 229    (2)    Production and Performance

NOTE: For the minor in theatre, the P/CR/NC grading option may be exercised for courses taken at the 100- and 200-level only. Additional information about the P/CR/NC grading option is available under the Academic Regulations heading of the catalog.

 

The Musical Theatre Major
(45-46 semester hours)

Required:
DANC 107    (1)    Beginning Ballet
DANC 109    (1)    Beginning Jazz Dance
DANC 111    (1)    Beginning Modern Dance
DANC 113    (1)    Beginning Tap
MUSC 157    (3)    Music Theory I: Analysis and Performance
MUSC 218    (3)    Music Theory II: Composition and Analysis
THTR 189    (3)    Acting I
THTR 229    (2)    Production and Performance
THTR 235    (3)    Musical Theatre Literature
THTR 329    (2)    Advanced Theatre Production
THTR 336    (3)    History and Literature of the Theatre in the 20th and 21st Centuries
THTR 341    (3)    Vocal Performance Technique

Senior Exercise:
THTR 463    (3)    Senior Project

Choose 1 of the following courses:
DANC 211    (1)    Intermediate Modern Dance
DANC 311    (2)    Advanced Modern Dance


Choose 1 of the following courses:
DANC 223    (3)    Introduction to Dance Composition I
DANC 224    (3)    Introduction to Dance Composition II


Choose the following course twice in two different semesters (4 credits):
MUSC 181    (2)    Applied Piano

Choose the following course four times in four different semesters (8 credits):
MUSC 185    (2)    Applied Voice

NOTE: At the discretion of the chair of the music department, a student may substitute MUSC 107 for one semester of MUSC 181. At the discretion of the chair of the dance department, a student may substitute DANC 211 for DANC 111 and/or may substitute DANC 207 for DANC 107.

 

The Musical Theatre Minor
(20-21 semester hours)

Required:
DANC 111    (1)    Beginning Modern Dance
MUSC 107    (3)    Rudiments of Music I
MUSC 138    (1)    Opera Workshop
MUSC 185    (2)    Applied Voice
THTR 189    (3)    Acting I
THTR 229    (2)    Production and Performance
THTR 235    (3)    Musical Theatre Literature: Stage and Screen
THTR 341    (3)    Musical Theatre Techniques

Choose both:
DANC 107    (1)    Beginning Ballet
DANC 109    (1)    Beginning Jazz
OR
Choose:
DANC 223    (3)    Introduction to Dance Composition I

NOTES: At the discretion of the chair of the music department, some students whose major is music may substitute MUSC 181 for MUSC 107. For the minor in musical theatre, the P/CR/NC grading option may be exercised for courses taken at the 100- and 200-level only. Additional information about the P/CR/NC grading option is available under the Academic Regulations heading of the catalog.



Teacher Licensure in Theatre
Students seeking licensure (6-12) in theatre must satisfy all requirements for the major in theatre, and select one of the following courses as well: THTR 280 or THTR 341. See additional professional requirements listed under the
Department of Education.


Course Descriptions

THTR 102

| Public Speaking

THTR 104

| Introduction to the Theatre

THTR 105

| Technical Theatre

THTR 170

| Theatre on Film

THTR 189

| Acting I

THTR 202

| Business and Professional Speaking

THTR 205

| Advanced Technical Theatre

THTR 229

| Production and Performance

THTR 230

| Play and Screen Writing

THTR 235

| Musical Theatre Literature: Stage and Screen

THTR 245

| Contemporary Drama

THTR 258

| Debate and Argumentation

THTR 261

| Directed Study

THTR 280

| Voice and Movement for Theatre

THTR 290

| International Theatre Tour

THTR 310

| Scenography: Fundamentals of Theatrical Design

THTR 329

| Advanced Theatre Production

THTR 333

| History and Literature of the Theatre of the Ancient World

THTR 334

| History and Literature of the Theatre of the Middle Ages and Renaissance

THTR 335

| History and Literature of the Theatre in the 17th to 19th Centuries

THTR 336

| History and Literature of the Theatre in the 20th and 21st Centuries

THTR 341

| Vocal Performance Technique

THTR 361

| Special Study

THTR 377

| Internship

THTR 389

| Acting II

THTR 392

| Directing

THTR 461

| Independent Study

THTR 463

| Senior Project