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Theatre Arts Degrees and Requirements

 

    

Theatre Arts Major

The Theatre Arts Major is based on a liberal arts curriculum that requires majors to fully participate in the undergraduate core, read extensively in the field, and acquire a solid and broad-based knowledge of the fundamental principles of the art form. 

Theatre is a collaborative art and, while majors may specialize in one area of theatre arts (design, performance, literature, etc.) we believe that our students are best served by understanding all aspects of creative production. Designers who also act have a better sense of what the actor requires on the stage; actors who have studied design can better appreciate the production as a whole and more clearly understand their contribution.

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Major Requirements

Hours

THR 105 Introduction to Theatre

3

THR 110 Stagecraft

3

One of the following:

THR 150 Presentational Speaking

THR 202 Training the Speaking Voice

CMM 201 Fundamentals of  Speech

3

THR 205 Acting I

3

THR 210 Fundamentals of Design

3

THR 260 Theatre Practicum

3

THR 302 History of the Theatre I

3

THR 303 History of the Theatre II

3

ENG 311 English Literature: Overview

3

American Literature Elective

3

THR/ENG/CMM Elective

3

THR 440 Theatre Context

4

Theatre Arts Elective [1]

12

Major Support

 

Foreign Language [2]

9

Free Electives

21

[1] Courses in this area must include one performance class and at least one design class. [2] The nine hours must be in one language, if however a minimum of six hours of language at the College level, a student has completed or advanced beyond the mid-intermediate level, he or she may substitute a theatre arts elective for remaining hours.

Core Requirements

 

Theatre Arts Double Majors

The theatre arts program has partnered with other departments to offer students the option of a dual major. Theatre majors may add a second major in the following subjects: English Literature, English Literature with a concentration in creative writing, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Peace and Global Studies, Spanish or French. Students interested in pursuing a double major in order to earn two BA degrees during their four years at the college should contact the director of theater arts for more information.

 

Theatre Arts Minor

Non-majors are welcome to study theatre arts as a minor. To complete a theatre arts minor, The following courses are required:   

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Minor Requirements

Hours

THR 105 Introduction to Theatre

3

One course in acting or performance:

THR 205 Acting I

THR 305 Acting II

THR 306 Acting III

THR 307 Acting Shakespeare

THR 357 Performing Literature

3

One course in theatre design or technology:

THR 110 Stagecraft

THR 210 Fundamentals of Design for Theatre

THR 314 Costume Design

THR 315 Scene Design

THR 316 Design for Shakespeare

THR 317 Lighting Design

3

Any two other theatre courses

6