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Theater

Theater Major Course and Curriculum

The major consists of a minimum of 41 semester hours of coursework and practica culminating in a senior project.

Theater majors may culminate their training through a senior project. Past projects have included:

  • One-person acting productions
  • Multi-media performance art
  • A six week series of student-written plays
  • Mainstage scenic design

Required for all theater majors:

Core Courses (13 SH)

  • THR 101 Introduction to the Theater Arts (3 SH)
  • *THR 232 Vocations in Theater (1 SH)
  • *THR 241 Stage Design and Technology (3 SH)
  • *THR 301 Global Theater (3 SH)
  • THR 471/2 Senior Project Practicum (3 SH)

Mission (Two courses are required 2-4 SH)

  • *THR 111 Theatre and Faith (1 SH)
  • *THR 281 Theatre and Justice (3 SH)

Theatre History (6 SH)

  • *THR 391 History and Traditions of Western Theatre I (3 SH)
  • *THR 422 History and Traditions of Western Theatre II (3 SH)

Performance (6 SH)

  • THR 181/2 Acting I (3 SH)
  • *THR 321 Voice and Movement OR
  • THR 352 Acting II (3 SH)

Practical (9 SH): Choose from two or more of the following areas of practical learning through participation in theater productions.

  • THR 261/2 Performance Practicum (1-3 SH)
  • THR 271/2 Technical Theater Practicum (1-3 SH)
  • THR 361/2 Stage Management Practicum (1-3 SH)
  • THR 451/2 Directing Practicum (1-3 SH)

Electives (3-6 SH): Choose a minimum of 3 SH of additional electives.

  • *ENG 262 Introduction to Drama (3 SH)
  • ENG 361 Shakespeare (3 SH)
  • *THR 251 Technical Theater and Stage Management(3 SH)
  • *THR 292 Collective Theater (3 SH)
  • *THR 311 Directing for the Theater (3 SH)
  • *THR 342 Playwriting and Criticism (3 SH)
  • *THR 482 Topics in Theater (3 SH)

For additional information about the courses and curricula see the course catalog.