Degree Requirements

2018 - 2019

Departmental Guidelines and Goals

The goals of 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.

Theatre Major

Required Courses - B.A.- 40 Credits

THTR 101Introduction to Theatre-making
THTR 370Directing: Realism
THTR 400Theatre Seminar
One of the following:
THTR 230
Acting: Realism I
THTR 250
Acting: Pre-20th Century Styles
THTR 330
Acting: Realism II
THTR 360
Acting: Special Topics
Two of the following:
THTR 371
History, Literature, and Theory of the Theatre: Premodern World
THTR 372
History, Literature, and Theory of the Theatre: Early Modern Europe
THTR 373
History, Literature, and Theory of the Theatre: Modern World
THTR 374
History, Literature, and Theory of the Theatre: Theatre of the Americas
Three elective courses in Theatre
A total of four credits of Practicum from at least two different Practicum courses

Theatre Minor

18 credits

To minor in Theatre, students must take

  • THTR 101 - Introduction to Theatre-making; one each:
  • Acting course THTR 230 - Acting: Realism I, THTR 250 - Acting: Pre-20th Century Styles, THTR 330 - Acting: Realism II, or THTR 360 - Acting: Special Topics),
  • Theatre History, Literature, Theory course (THTR 371 - History, Literature, and Theory of the Theatre: Premodern World, THTR 372 - History, Literature, and Theory of the Theatre: Early Modern Europe, THTR 373 - History, Literature, and Theory of the Theatre: Modern World, or THTR 374 - History, Literature, and Theory of the Theatre: Theatre of the Americas;)
  • and one elective Theatre course,
  • as well as two credits of Practicum from different Practicum courses.

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Sense and Sensibility

The Department of Theatre presents “Sense and Sensibility” by Kate Hamill based on the novel by Jane Austen.

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