Theatre Curriculum Guides

The following are curriculum guides for a four-year Theatre degree program and is subject to change without notice. Students should consult a Theatre program advisor to ensure that they have the most accurate and up-to-date information available about a particular four-year degree option.

  • Theatre Major with Emphasis in Design/Technical; Minor in Design Arts
  • Theatre Major with Emphasis in Performance; Minor in Humanities
  • Theatre Major with Emphasis in Theatre Studies; Minor in Humanities

Theatre Major with Emphasis in Design/Technical; Minor in Design Arts 

An example: Four year plan for Theatre Major with an emphasis in Design/Technical; Minor in Design Arts
120 credits necessary to graduate.

Plan is a representation and categories of classes can be switched. Check with your advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
HUM BIOL 102 Introduction to Human Biology 3
THEATRE 220 Stage Management 3
THEATRE 338 Production Practicum: Scene Shop 1
THEATRE 221 Stagecraft 4
First Year Seminar 3
 Credits14
Spring
ART 105 Introductory Drawing 3
HISTORY 101
Foundations of Western Culture I
or World Civilizations I
or Introduction to the Humanities
3
THEATRE 222 Costume Technology 4
THEATRE 323 Stage Lighting 3
THEATRE 338 Production Practicum: Scene Shop 1
 Credits14
Sophomore
Fall
ART 107 Two-Dimensional Design 3
THEATRE 131 Acting I 3
THEATRE 223 Computer Applications for Theatre 3
THEATRE 309 Theatre History I:Greek to 19th Century 3
THEATRE 338 Production Practicum: Scene Shop 1
General Ed 3
 Credits16
Spring
DESIGN 131 Introduction to Design and Culture 3
THEATRE 224 Introduction to Theatre Design 3
THEATRE 310 Theatre History II: Realism to Contemporary 3
THEATRE 335 Production Practicum: Crews 1
THEATRE 339 Production Practicum: Costume Shop 1
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits17
Junior
Fall
DESIGN 231 Graphic Design Studio I 3
THEATRE 335 Production Practicum: Crews (Or any other Production Practicum) 1
THEATRE 351 Directing I 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
THEATRE 231 Acting II 3
THEATRE 322 Costume Design 3
THEATRE 339 Production Practicum: Costume Shop 1
Design Arts Upper Level Elective 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
 Credits16
Senior
Fall
DESIGN 332 Graphic Design Studio II 3
THEATRE 321 Scene Design 3
THEATRE 426 Sound for Theatre 3
Performance Elective  
General Ed 3
 Credits12
Spring
THEATRE 325 Stage Makeup 3
THEATRE 480 Theatre Capstone Project 1-3
Design Arts Upper Level Elective 3
Theatre Upper Level Elective 3
General Ed 3
 Credits13-15
 Total Credits118-120

Theatre Major with Emphasis in Performance; Minor in Humanities  

An example: Four year plan for Theatre Major with Emphasis in Performance; Minor in Humanistic Studies

120 credits necessary to graduate. 

Plan is a representation and categories of classes can be switched. Check with your advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
HUM BIOL 102 Introduction to Human Biology 3
THEATRE 128 Jazz Dance I 1
THEATRE 131 Acting I 3
THEATRE 233 Voice for the Actor I 3
THEATRE 338 Production Practicum: Scene Shop 1
First Year Seminar 3
 Credits14
Spring
THEATRE 161 Tap Dance I 1
THEATRE 222 Costume Technology 4
THEATRE 231 Acting II 3
THEATRE 338 Production Practicum: Scene Shop 1
WF 105 Research and Rhetoric 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Sophomore
Fall
HISTORY 101 Foundations of Western Culture I 3
HUM STUD 201 Introduction to the Humanities 3
THEATRE 137 Ballet I 1
THEATRE 221 Stagecraft 4
THEATRE 338 Production Practicum: Scene Shop 1
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Spring
HISTORY 102 Foundations of Western Culture II 3
THEATRE 145 Modern Dance I 1
THEATRE 325 Stage Makeup 3
THEATRE 331 Acting III 3
THEATRE 339 Production Practicum: Costume Shop 1
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits17
Junior
Fall
THEATRE 309 Theatre History I:Greek to 19th Century 3
THEATRE 336
Production Practicum: Performance
or Production Practicum: Crews
1
THEATRE 351 Directing I 3
Theatre Upper Level Elective 3
Humanistic Studies Perspective Course 3
General Ed 3
 Credits16
Spring
THEATRE 310 Theatre History II: Realism to Contemporary 3
THEATRE 331 Acting III 3
THEATRE 336 Production Practicum: Performance (Other Production Practicum Courses are also an option) 1
THEATRE 352 Directing II 3
Dance Elective 1
Humanistic Studies Perspective Course 3
General Ed 3
 Credits17
Senior
Fall
THEATRE 305 Audition Techniques for the Actor 3
THEATRE 336 Production Practicum: Performance 1
Dance Elective 1
Humanistic Studies Upper Level Elective 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits14
Spring
THEATRE 333 Voice for the Actor II 3
THEATRE 336 Production Practicum: Performance 1
THEATRE 480 Theatre Capstone Project 1-3
Dance Elective 1
Theatre Upper Level Elective 3
General Ed 3
 Credits12-14
 Total Credits120-122

Theatre Major with Emphasis in Theatre Studies; Minor in Humanities  

An example: Four year plan for Theatre Major with an emphasis in Theatre Studies; Minor in Humanistic Studies
120 credits necessary to graduate.

Plan is a representation and categories of classes can be switched. Check with your advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
HUM BIOL 102 Introduction to Human Biology 3
THEATRE 131 Acting I 3
THEATRE 222 Costume Technology 4
THEATRE 338 Production Practicum: Scene Shop 1
First Year Seminar 3
 Credits14
Spring
THEATRE 128 Jazz Dance I 1
THEATRE 231 Acting II 3
THEATRE 339 Production Practicum: Costume Shop 1
HISTORY 101 Foundations of Western Culture I 3
WF 105 Research and Rhetoric 3
General Ed 3
 Credits14
Sophomore
Fall
THEATRE 161 Tap Dance I 1
THEATRE 220 Stage Management 3
THEATRE 221 Stagecraft 4
THEATRE 338 Production Practicum: Scene Shop 1
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Spring
THEATRE 224 Introduction to Theatre Design 3
THEATRE 339 Production Practicum: Costume Shop 1
HISTORY 102 Foundations of Western Culture II 3
Theatre Elective 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits16
Junior
Fall
THEATRE 309 Theatre History I:Greek to 19th Century 3
THEATRE 351 Directing I 3
Humanistic Studies Perspective Course 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Spring
THEATRE 310 Theatre History II: Realism to Contemporary 3
THEATRE 336 Production Practicum: Performance 1
Theatre Upper Level Elective 3
Humanistic Studies Perspectives Course 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
 Credits16
Senior
Fall
THEATRE 335 Production Practicum: Crews 1
Theatre Upper Level Elective 3
Humanistic Studies Upper Level Elective 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
HUM STUD 480 Humanities Seminar 3
THEATRE 335 Production Practicum: Crews 1
THEATRE 480 Theatre Capstone Project 1-3
Theatre Upper Level Elective 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits14-16
 Total Credits120-122