Oct 21, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Theatre, BA


The major in Theatre offers a broad-based liberal arts degree for the theatre generalist. Students may focus their program of study toward specific interests in theatre through the use of electives within the major.

Theatre majors are encouraged strongly to complete either a minor (perhaps in English or Writing) or a second major (perhaps in English). Other combinations are possible.

Theatre majors are required to participate in University Players productions; Theatre minors are strongly encouraged to do so. All students with an interest in theatre, whatever their major, are invited to participate in University Players productions. (See also “Theatre” under Extracurricular Activities.)

Students majoring in Theatre are required to take three introductory courses in Theatre, Acting, and Technical Theatre (THTR 110 , THTR 151 , THTR 121 ), two Theatre History courses (THTR 211 , THTR 212 ), Design for the Theatre (THTR 213 ), Directing I (THTR 311 ), and 6 credits of Production Laboratory (THTR 280 THTR 380 ). Four elective courses in Theatre round out the major. Two courses in Dramatic Literature are required in the student’s cognate area. Courses which would satisfy the Dramatic Literature requirement include ENLT 122 , ENLT 220 , ENLT 295 , ENLT 340 , ENLT 341 , ENLT 345 , ENLT 369 , THTR/ENLT 275 THTR/ENLT 276 , THTR/ENLT 277 . Students also must take two courses designated as EPW, and these courses may overlap with other courses required for the major and/or electives.


For more information about the English and Theatre department, visit its website.


Theatre Curriculum


   Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

   
 MAJOR  THTR 110 - (CL) Introduction to Theatre  — THTR 151 - (CA) Introduction to Acting   3 3
 MAJOR  THTR 121 - Introduction to Technical Theatre   3  
 COGNATE  COGNATE ELECT – Cognate Elective (Dramatic Literature)2   3
 GE WRTG  WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition   3  
 GE EP  WRTG 140 - (FYOC, FYDT) Digital Writing * 3  
 GE QUAN  QUAN ELECT - Quantitative Reasoning Elective   3
 GE PHIL/T/RS  PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy  — T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible   3 3
 GE FSEM  First Year Seminar 3    
    15 12

Second Year

   
 MAJOR  THTR 211 - (CL) Theatre History I  — THTR 212 - (CL) Theatre History II   3 3
 MAJOR  THTR 213 - (CA) Design for the Theatre     3
 MAJOR  THTR 280 - Production Laboratory  — THTR 380 - Advanced Production Lab   1 2
 COGNATE  COGNATE ELECT – Cognate Elective (Dramatic Literature)2 3  
 GE S/BH  S/BH ELECT – Social Behavioral Elective 3  
 GE PHIL–T/RS  PHIL 210 - Ethics  — T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology   3 3
 GE NSCI  NSCI ELECT – Natural Sciences Electives 3 3
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT – Humanities Elective   3
    16 17

Third Year

   
 MAJOR  THTR 311 - Directing I     3
 MAJOR  THTR ELECT – Theatre Electives1 3 3
 MAJOR  THTR 280 - Production Laboratory  — THTR 380 - Advanced Production Lab   1 2
 COGNATE  COGNATE ELECT – Cognate Electives2 6 3
 GE PHIL or T/RS  PHIL ELECT – Philosophy or T/RS ELECT -T/RS Elective 3  
 GE S/BH  S/BH ELECT –  Social/Behavioral Electives   3
 GE FREE  FREE ELECT– Free Elective   3
    13 17

Fourth Year

   
 MAJOR  THTR ELECT - Theatre Electives1 3 3
 COGNATE  COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives2 3 6
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective 3  
 GE FREE  FREE ELECT - Free Electives 6 6
       
    15 15
 

Total: 120 Credits

1Major electives: The Theatre major must select four electives from the following: any THTR course at the 200 level or higher; WRTG 215 WRTG 315 , and ENLT courses 200 level or higher that qualify as dramatic literature courses.

2Cognate electives must include two courses in dramatic literature.

3The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement.  Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

*The Department of English & Theatre recommends that students take WRTG 140 , a 3-credit EP foundation course satisfying both digital and oral competencies (EP-I) instead of COMM 100  and C/IL 102/102L . Other courses may satisfy this requirement, as well.  Please consult your advisor if you have questions.