Overview

Two major programs in Theatre Studies are offered: the Major in Theatre Studies and the Major in Theatre Studies for Teacher Licensure. The theatre program stresses the intrinsic value of a broad study of theatre within the liberal arts tradition, affording students a sound basis in all areas of theatre production, including acting; directing; design; stagecraft; dramatic literature; and theatre history. Students combine classroom experience with hands-on learning through faculty-directed; student-directed productions; Senior Study; Internships; and Theatre Practicum.

The academic study of theatre serves the aspiring theatre professional and future graduate student, while the Major in Theatre for Teacher Licensure specifically prepares students to enter the teaching field.

Course Offerings

The Major in Theatre Studies* consists of 42 hours in a broad range of theatre classes and performance opportunities that include the following courses:

THT 101: Introduction to Theatre (3 hrs.)
THT 204: Theatre Production (1 hr.) (A total of 6 credit hours is required)
THT 209: Play Analysis (3 hrs.)
THT 211: Stagecraft (3 hrs.)
THT 221: Acting I: Physical and Vocal Preparation (3 hrs.)
THT 222: Acting II: Creating the Character (3 hrs.)
THT 311: Directing (3 hrs.)
THT 316: Theatre History I (3 hrs.)
THT 317: Theatre History II (3 hrs.)
THT 351-352: Senior Project (6 hrs.)

 

An additional 6 hours may be earned from any combination of the following:

THT 204: Theatre Production (1 hr.) (Up to 2 more hours)
THT 343: Practicum in Theatre (2-6 hrs.)
THT 349: Selected Topics in Theatre (3 hrs.)
Applied Music: Voice (up to 2 hours)
Dance (1 hr.) (Up to 2 hours)
PHR 192, 194, 196, 198: Tai Chi Ch’uan I, II, III, IV (1 hr. each)
ENG 332: Shakespeare (3 hrs.)

Optional credit in Music or English for a major in Theatre is not available to students wishing to major or minor in those fields, respectively. It is recommended, but not mandatory, that students majoring in Theatre take American Sign Language to meet their foreign language requirement.

The Minor in Theatre Studies* requires the completion of 18 hours. Required courses include:

THT 101: Introduction to Theatre (3 hrs.)
THT 204: Theatre Production (1 hr.) (4 hrs. required)


Additional 11 credit hours earned in any combination of the following courses:
THT 204: Theatre Production (1 hr.) (A total of 6 credit hours is required)
THT 209: Play Analysis (3 hrs.)
THT 211: Stagecraft (3 hrs.)
THT 221: Acting I: Physical and Vocal Preparation (3 hrs.)
THT 222: Acting II: Creating the Character (3 hrs.)
THT 311: Directing (3 hrs.)
THT 316: Theatre History I (3 hrs.)
THT 317: Theatre History II (3 hrs.)
THT 349: Selected Topics in Theatre (3 hrs.)

The Major in Theatre Studies for Teacher Licensure* consists of 42 hours in theatre classes and performance opportunities and 6 credits in associated liberal studies courses. Required courses include:

THT 101: Introduction to Theatre (3 hrs.)
THT 204: Theatre Production (1 hr.) (A total of 6 credit hours is required)
THT 209: Play Analysis (3 hrs.)
THT 211: Stagecraft (3 hrs.)
THT 221: Acting I: Physical and Vocal Preparation (3 hrs.)
THT 222: Acting II: Creating the Character (3 hrs.)
THT 311: Directing (3 hrs.)
THT 316: Theatre History I (3 hrs.)
THT 317: Theatre History II (3 hrs.)
THT 351-352: Senior Project (6 hrs.)


An additional 6 hours earned from any combination of the following courses:
THT 343: Practicum in Theatre (2-6 hrs.)
THT 349: Selected Topics in Theatre (3 hrs.)
Applied Music: Voice (up to 2 hours):
Dance (1 hr.) (Up to 2 hours)
ENG 332: Shakespeare (3 hrs.)


Additional liberal studies courses include:
PSY 101: Introductory Psychology (3 hrs.)
SOC 271: Sociology of Education (3 hrs.)

 

Also required are 31 credit hours in professional education courses as listed below:

PSY 218: Psychology of Adolescence (3 hrs.)
PSY 334: Culturally Diverse and Exceptional Children (3 hrs.)
PHR 236: Health Issues in Education (2 hrs.)
EDU 301: Models of Classroom Management and Instruction (3 hrs.)
EDU 302: Educational Technology (2 hrs.)
EDU 321: Reading and Writing in the Content Classrooms (2 hrs.)
EDU 343: Practicum in Methods and Materials (4 hrs. required)
EDU 401: Student Teaching (9 hrs.)
EDU 402: Professional Seminar on Teaching (3 hrs.)

*Note: Students who major or minor in Theatre Studies or major in Theatre Studies for Teacher Licensure must fulfill their general education requirement in fine arts by taking Fine Arts 140 in one of the other arts disciplines, unless exempt because of a double arts major or major-minor.