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B.A. Degree in Theatre Arts

B.A. Degree in Theatre Arts

Description
To receive the B.A. Degree in Theatre Arts, the student must meet the minimum university requirements and specific requirements for the program. Completion of 120 credits is required for this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core (42 credits).

Core Requirements

The core is required of all students majoring in one of the Theatre Arts emphases: Acting, Directing, Musical Theatre or Theatre Technology and Design. A grade of “C-” or higher in THTR 496 is required for graduation. In addition to these requirements for a Theatre Arts degree, students must fulfill other university requirements. THTR 102 must be repeated for a total of 8 credits.

THTR 102 Theatre Activity (1)
THTR 140 Dance for the Stage I (2)
THTR 196 First Year Seminar (1)
THTR 221 Drama I (3)
THTR 230 Acting I: Principles (3)
THTR 234 Theatrical Design Principles (3)
THTR 235 Directing I: Principles (3)
THTR 255 Stagecraft (3)
THTR 322 Drama II (3)
THTR 323 Drama III (3)
THTR 396 Junior Seminar (1)
THTR 496 Senior Seminar (1)

Emphasis in Directing

Program Requirements

THTR 331 Acting II: Scene Study (3)
THTR 333 Movement for the Actor (3)
THTR 334 Voice for the Actor (3)
THTR 435 Directing II: Theory (3)
THTR 436 Directing III: Advanced (3)

Students must take two credits in theatre electives which are at the 300 level or higher.


Emphasis in Acting

Program Requirements

THTR 430 must be repeated twice for a total of 6 credits.

THTR 232 Principles of Make-up for Stage and Film (2)
THTR 331 Acting II: Scene Study (3)
THTR 333 Movement for the Actor (3)
THTR 334 Voice for the Actor (3)
THTR 430 Acting Styles (3)


Emphasis in Musical Theatre

Program Requirements

Students must repeat THTR 440 Dance Production for a total of 2 credits.

MUS 110 Musicianship for Non-Majors (2)
MUS 154 Music Performance: Voice: Level 1 (1-2)
MUS 219 Singing Skills for Musical Theatre (1)
THTR 240 Dance for the Stage II (2)
THTR 324 Musical Theatre History (3)
THTR 333 Movement for the Actor (3) or
THTR 334 Voice for the Actor (3)
THTR 430 Acting Styles: Acting for Musical Theatre (3)
THTR 440 Dance Production (1)


Emphasis in Theatre Technology and Design

Program Requirements

MUS 184 Introduction to Audio Production (3)
THTR 350 Costume Studio (3)
THTR 356 Lighting Studio (3)
THTR 450 Scenic Studio (3)

Students must take six credits of theatre electives which are at the 300 level or higher.