Theatre Arts - Bachelor of Arts

General Theatre Arts Major

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics 1, 23-4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
Area III: Laboratory Science Course (4 credits) 1
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences or Social/Behavioral Course (4 or 3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
General Education Elective 13-4
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
THTR 110Beginning Acting3
THTR 120Stage Movement3
THTR 130The Art of Theatre3
THTR 141Introduction to Stagecraft3
THTR 141 LStagecraft Laboratory1
THTR 142Introduction to Costume Crafts3
THTR 142 LCostume Craft Lab1
THTR 149Running Crew I2
THTR 200Theatre Workshop I (.5x4 semesters) 42
THTR 220Vocal Production for the Actor3
THTR 249Running Crew II1
THTR 250Introduction to Design3
THTR 300Theatre Workshop II (.5 x 4 semesters) 42
THTR 303Theatre History I3
THTR 304Theatre History II3
THTR 345Costume Practicum1
THTR 346Scenic Practicum1
THTR 347Lighting Practicum1
THTR 348Running Crew III1
THTR 349Running Crew IV1
THTR 395Directing I3
THTR 439Senior Seminar3
THTR elective courses
Select one from the following:3
Creative Writing: Playwriting3
Modern European Drama3
Dramatic Character3
American Drama3
Studies in Drama3
Select one from the following:3
Costume Design3
Scene Design3
Sound Design3
Lighting Design3
Select 9 credits from THTR 300/400 level courses 59
Second Language Requirement: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 620-17
Total Credits117

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts there is no second language requirement for the degree.

Concentration: Musical Theatre

The musical theatre concentration is designed to provide students with training in musical theatre performance, including singing, dancing and acting.

Departmental Requirements

All courses required for the Theatre Arts major must be met, except for the requirement of 9 additional THTR courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics 1, 23-4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
Area III: Laboratory Science Course (4 credits) 1
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (4 credits or 3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective 13-4
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
THTR 110Beginning Acting3
THTR 120Stage Movement3
THTR 130The Art of Theatre3
THTR 141
141 L
Introduction to Stagecraft
and Stagecraft Laboratory
4
THTR 142
142 L
Introduction to Costume Crafts
and Costume Craft Lab
4
THTR 149Running Crew I2
THTR 200Theatre Workshop I2
THTR 220Vocal Production for the Actor3
THTR 249Running Crew II1
THTR 250Introduction to Design3
THTR 300Theatre Workshop II2
THTR 303Theatre History I3
THTR 304Theatre History II3
THTR 317Musical Theatre3
THTR 345Costume Practicum1
THTR 346Scenic Practicum1
THTR 347Lighting Practicum1
THTR 348Running Crew III1
THTR 349Running Crew IV1
THTR 395Directing I3
THTR 417Musical Theatre II3
THTR 439Senior Seminar3
Choose one from the following:3
Creative Writing: Playwriting3
Modern European Drama (will count towards Viewing a Wider World)3
Dramatic Character3
American Drama3
Studies in Drama3
Select one from the following:3
Costume Design3
Scene Design3
Sound Design3
Lighting Design3
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
DANC 124Jazz Technique I1
DANC 224Jazz Technique II2
Select 4-6 credits from the following:4-6
Introduction to Tap Dance1
Tap Dance II1
Ballet Technique I1
Modern Dance Technique I1
Ballet Technique II2
Modern Dance Technique II2
Ballet Technique III3
Modern Dance III3
Voice or Applied Music-Vocal
Select a minimum of six credits from the following: 46
Applied Music1-2
University Singers1
Concert Choir1
Master Works Chorus1
Opera Workshop1
Opera Workshop1
Concert Choir II1
University Singers II1
Second Language Requirement: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 510-5
Total Credits120

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts with a Concentration in Musical Theatre there is no second language requirement for the degree.

General Theatre Arts Major

A Suggested Plan of Study

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 210G Intermediate Algebra and ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition . The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and english. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition (C- or better) 4
MATH 210G Mathematics Appreciation (C- or better) 1 3
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Science Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 2 3-4
THTR 110 Beginning Acting (C- or better) 3 3
THTR 130 The Art of Theatre (C- or better) 3
THTR 200 Theatre Workshop I (C- or better) 0.5
 Credits16.5-17.5
Spring
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 2 3
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
THTR 141
141 L
Introduction to Stagecraft
and Stagecraft Laboratory (C- or better in both) 3
4
THTR 149 Running Crew I (C- or better) 2
THTR 200 Theatre Workshop I (C- or better) 0.5
 Credits16.5
Second Year
Fall
Choose one from the following: 3
Business and Professional Communication  
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences  
Technical and Scientific Communication  
Advanced Composition  
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication  
THTR 142
142 L
Introduction to Costume Crafts
and Costume Craft Lab (C- or better in both) 3
4
THTR 200 Theatre Workshop I (C- or better) 0.5
THTR 303 Theatre History I (C- or better) 3
THTR 220 Vocal Production for the Actor (C- or better) 3
THTR 249 Running Crew II (C- or better) 1
THTR 250 Introduction to Design (C- or better) 3
 Credits17.5
Spring
Choose one from the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Principles of Human Communication  
Principles of Human Communication Honors  
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations  
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 2 3
THTR 120 Stage Movement (C- or better) 3
THTR 200 Theatre Workshop I (C- or better) 0.5
THTR 304 Theatre History II (C- or better) 3
THTR 345 Costume Practicum (C- or better) 1
THTR 347 Lighting Practicum (C- or better) 1
THTR 348 Running Crew III (C- or better) 1
Choose one from the following: 3
Creative Writing: Playwriting  
Modern European Drama (C- or better) 4  
Dramatic Character (C- or better)  
American Drama (C- or better)  
Studies in Drama  
 Credits18.5
Third Year
Fall
General Education Elective Course 2 3-4
THTR 300 Theatre Workshop II (C- or better) 0.5
THTR 346 Scenic Practicum (C- or better) 1
THTR 349 Running Crew IV (C- or better) 1
Viewing a Wider World Course 5 3
Elective Course 6 3
 Credits11.5-12.5
Spring
Viewing a Wider World Course 5 3
THTR 300 Theatre Workshop II (C- or better) 0.5
THTR 395 Directing I (C- or better) 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Costume Design (C- or better)  
Scene Design (C- or better)  
Sound Design (C- or better)  
Lighting Design (C- or better)  
THTR Elective Course (Upper-Division) (C- or better) 3
Elective Course 6 2
 Credits14.5
Fourth Year
Fall
THTR 300 Theatre Workshop II (C- or better) 0.5
THTR Elective Course (Upper-Division)(C- or better) 3
THTR Elective Course (Upper-Division)(C- or better) 3
THTR 439 Senior Seminar (C- or better) 3
Elective Course (Upper-Division) 6 3
Elective Course (Upper-Division) 6 3
 Credits15.5
Spring
THTR 300 Theatre Workshop II (C- or better) 0.5
Elective Course 6 3
Elective Course 6 3
Elective Course (Upper-Division) 6 3
 Credits9.5
 Total Credits120-122

Concentration: Musical Theatre

A Suggested Plan of Study

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 210G Intermediate Algebra and ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition . The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and english. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition (C- or better) 4
MATH 210G Mathematics Appreciation (C- or better) 1 3
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences Course or Social/Behavioral Science Course 2 3-4
THTR 110 Beginning Acting (C- or better) 3 3
THTR 130 The Art of Theatre (C- or better) 3
THTR 200 Theatre Workshop I (C- or better) 0.5
 Credits16.5-17.5
Spring
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 2 3
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
THTR 141
141 L
Introduction to Stagecraft
and Stagecraft Laboratory (C- or better in both) 3
4
THTR 149 Running Crew I (C- or better) 2
THTR 200 Theatre Workshop I (C- or better) 0.5
 Credits16.5
Second Year
Fall
Choose one from the following: 3
Business and Professional Communication  
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences  
Technical and Scientific Communication  
Advanced Composition  
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication  
THTR 142
142 L
Introduction to Costume Crafts
and Costume Craft Lab (C- or better in both) 3
4
THTR 200 Theatre Workshop I (C- or better) 0.5
THTR 249 Running Crew II (C- or better) 1
THTR 220 Vocal Production for the Actor (C- or better) 3
THTR 250 Introduction to Design (C- or better) 3
THTR 303 Theatre History I (C- or better) 3
 Credits17.5
Spring
Choose one from the following: 3
Principles of Human Communication  
Public Speaking  
Principles of Human Communication Honors  
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations  
Area V: Creative and Fine Arts Course 2 3
THTR 120 Stage Movement (C- or better) 3
THTR 200 Theatre Workshop I (C- or better) 0.5
THTR 317 Musical Theatre (C- or better) 3
THTR 345 Costume Practicum (C- or better) 1
THTR 348 Running Crew III (C- or better) 1
DANC 124 Jazz Technique I (C- or better) 1
MUS 130 Applied Music (C- or better) 4 2
 Credits17.5
Third Year
Fall
General Education Elective Course 2 3-4
THTR 300 Theatre Workshop II (C- or better) 0.5
THTR 346 Scenic Practicum (C- or better) 1
THTR 347 Lighting Practicum (C- or better) 1
THTR 349 Running Crew IV (C- or better) 1
Choose one from the following: 3
Creative Writing: Playwriting  
Modern European Drama (C- or better) 5  
Dramatic Character (C- or better)  
American Drama (C- or better)  
Studies in Drama  
DANC 224 Jazz Technique II (C- or better) 2
MUS 130 Applied Music (C- or better) 4 2
 Credits13.5-14.5
Spring
Viewing a Wider World Course 6 3
THTR 300 Theatre Workshop II (C- or better) 0.5
THTR 304 Theatre History II (C- or better) 3
THTR 395 Directing I (C- or better) 3
THTR 417 Musical Theatre II (C- or better) 3
DANC Course Elective (C- or better) 7 1-3
MUS 130 Applied Music (C- or better) 4 2
 Credits15.5-17.5
Fourth Year
Fall
Viewing a Wider World Course 6 3
DANC Course Elective 7 3
THTR 300 Theatre Workshop II (C- or better) 0.5
THTR 439 Senior Seminar (C- or better) 3
Elective Course (Upper-Division) 8 6
 Credits15.5
Spring
THTR 300 Theatre Workshop II (C- or better) 0.5
Choose one from the following: 3
Costume Design (C- or better)  
Scene Design (C- or better)  
Sound Design (C- or better)  
Lighting Design (C- or better)  
Elective Course (Upper-Division) 8 3
Elective Course (Upper-Division) 8 1
 Credits7.5
 Total Credits120-124