Professor Kirk Combe (English), chair
Associate Professors Mark Evans Bryan, Peter Pauzé, Cynthia Turnbull; Assistant Professors Cheryl Kennedy McFarren, Mark J. Seamon; Technical Director Andrew Johns; Costume Shop Supervisor Joyce Merrilees; Visiting Assistant Professor Wendy Barrie; Visiting Instructor Geoffrey Nelson, Academic Administrative Assistant Marilyn Sundin
Departmental Guidelines and Goals
The goals of the majors in theatre are twofold: first, to provide students with a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of each of the several arts of the theatre, offering opportunities for practical application of those principles in stage production; and second, to develop analytical skill, facility in problem-solving, historical perspective, and appreciation of aesthetic form.
The programs in theatre aim to develop the skills of thoughtful inquiry, informed judgment, and imaginative response that are fundamental to the rewarding pursuit of any profession. In addition, these programs aim to provide a sound basis for graduate study in theatre.
Required Courses - B.A. - 44 credits
100 Introduction to Theatre Studies (taken no later than 2nd semester of the sophomore year.)
110 Introduction to Theatrical Design
370 Directing: Realism
400 Theatre Seminar
One of the following:
230 Acting: Realism I
250 Acting: Pre-20th Century Styles
360 Acting: Special Topics
Two of the following:
371 History, Literature, and Theory of Theatre: Premodern World
372 History, Literature, and Theory of Theatre: Early Modern Europe
373 History, Literature, and Theory of Theatre: Modern World
374 History, Literature, and Theory of Theatre: The Americas
Three elective courses in Theatre
A total of four credits of Practicum from at least two different Practicum courses
Theatre Minor: 22 credits
To minor in Theatre, students must take Theatre 100, 110, one Acting course (230, 250, or 360), one Theatre History, Literature, Theory course (371, 372, 373, or 374) and one elective Theatre course, as well as two credits of Practicum from different Practicum courses.