Theatre

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS - THEATRE B.A.

Any student may declare the Theatre major. In addition to a breadth of study in the major’s core (a 21-hour component shared by all majors), students are given the freedom to choose the general track or a specific area of focus. Skills in adaptability, collaboration, problem-solving, communication, time-management, analysis, creativity and social-awareness are a focus of the program and easily translate to many career goals both in and out of the arts.

Theatre  View courses
The general Theatre BA is for students who love everything about the theatre! This track requires 37 credit hours in which students can pursue interests across all areas of the program, including Performance, Design, Theatre for Youth, and Theatre Studies. This is often an excellent option for students pursuing a double major.

Performance (Acting/Directing)  View courses
This 42+ hour concentration is geared towards students interested in performance. Beyond the core component, course work includes three levels of acting, directing, voice (diction) and movement for the actor. Students can choose from multiple upper level acting courses or take them all, and are also offered a range of additional specialty classes in career development, stage combat, audition technique, musical theatre and more.

Costume Design and Technology   View courses
This concentration, with a minimum of 42 hours, not only serves students with career goals in the costume field, but also attracts students interested in fashion design, hair and makeup, clothing construction, or other aspects of the fashion industry. Course requirements and electives beyond the theatre core include design, advanced sewing, pattern drafting, art history, rendering techniques, fashion history, career development and more.

Scenic/Lighting Design and Technology   View courses
This concentration, with a minimum of 42 hours, not only serves students with career goals in Scenic Design and/or Lighting Design fields, but also attracts students interested in a range of storytelling medium, gaming, virtual design and theatrical construction and engineering. Course requirements and electives beyond the theatre core include design, scenic painting, art history, model-making, electrics, computer aided drafting, rendering techniques and more.

Theatre for Youth   View courses
This concentration of 42 hours explores theatre and dramatic techniques and their applications for and with young audiences. A partial list of the courses in the track outside the theatre core includes creative drama, children’s theatre, devised theatre and other applied theatre techniques as well as directing.

Theatre Studies  view courses
This concentration attracts students who love writing, history, critical thinking, and creative inquiry. Students in this track can pursue sequences in playwriting, dramaturgy, directing, history and criticism, and theatrical devising. The concentration requires 42 credit hours, including a senior capstone project.

Interested in teaching? Please inquire about possibly overlapping an undergraduate in theatre with a Masters in Teaching (MAT) theatre leading to teacher certification for K through 12. 

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

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