Theatre Major

Area of Emphasis

Students must complete requirements in one of the following areas of emphasis:

  • Design/Technical Theatre
  • Musical Theatre
  • Performance
  • Theatre Studies

Design/Technical Theatre

Supporting Courses25
Theatre Gateway
Acting I
Script Analysis
Stagecraft
Costume Technology
Design/Technical Theatre
Stage Management
Computer Applications for Theatre
Introduction to Theatre Design
Dance (choose one course):
Jazz Dance I
Ballet I
Modern Dance I
Tap Dance I
Upper-Level Courses30
Design/Technical Theatre/Directing
Scene Design
Costume Design
Stage Lighting
Directing I
Design Seminar
History/Literature
Theatre History I:Greek to 19th Century
Theatre History II: Realism to Contemporary
Shop Practicum (4 credits required):
Production Practicum: Scene Shop (minimum 1 credit, may be repeated)
Production Practicum: Costume Shop (minimum 1 credit, may be repeated)
Production Practicum: Wardrobe and Makeup Crew
Theatre Practicum (2 credits required):
Production Practicum: Crews (may be repeated)
Production Practicum: Performance (may be repeated)
Production Practicum: Scene Shop (may be repeated)
Production Practicum: Costume Shop (may be repeated)
Production Practicum: Properties and Scene Painting (may be repeated)
Production Practicum: Wardrobe and Makeup Crew (may be repeated)
Production Practicum: Theatre Management (may be repeated)
Electives (choose 3 credits):
Playwriting I
Stage Makeup
Dance History
Scene Painting
Costume Crafts
Advanced Stage Lighting
Sound for Theatre
Internship
Independent Study
Total Credits55

Musical Theatre 

Supporting Courses39
Theatre Gateway
Acting I
Script Analysis
Stagecraft
Costume Technology
Music
Ear Training and Sight Singing I
Music Theory I
Fundamentals of Music
Voice
Elementary Voice I
Introduction to Applied Musical Theatre Voice
Intermediate Applied Musical Theatre Voice (2 credits required (repeatable for credit))
Choral Ensemble (choose 1 course):
University Singers
Concert Choir
Vocal Ensemble (choose 1 course):
Chamber Singers
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Opera Workshop
University Singers
Concert Choir
Keyboard Proficiency (2 credits required):
Keyboard Musicianship I
Keyboard Musicianship II
Keyboard Musicianship III
Keyboard Musicianship IV
Acting/Voice
Acting II
Voice for the Actor I
Dance
Jazz Dance I
Tap Dance I
Jazz Dance II
Tap Dance II
Dance Elective (choose 1 course):
Ballet I
Period Dance Styles
Upper-Level Courses27
Voice (4 credits required)
Advanced Applied Musical Theatre Voice (4 credits required (repeatable for credit))
Acting/Directing
Audition Techniques for the Actor
Directing I
Choreography
Dance
Jazz Dance III
Tap Dance III
American Musical Theatre Dance
Theatre History/Literature
Theatre History I:Greek to 19th Century
Theatre History II: Realism to Contemporary
Musical Theatre History
Shop Practicum (4 credits required)
Production Practicum: Scene Shop (minimum 1 credit, may be repeated)
Production Practicum: Costume Shop (minimum 1 credit, may be repeated)
Production Practicum: Wardrobe and Makeup Crew
Total Credits66

Performance 


Supporting Courses28
Theatre Gateway
Acting I
Script Analysis
Stagecraft
Costume Technology
Acting/Voice/Movement
Jazz Dance I
Movement for the Actor
Ballet I
Modern Dance I
Tap Dance I
Acting II
Voice for the Actor I
Upper-Level Courses27
Acting/Directing
Audition Techniques for the Actor
Acting III
Directing I
History/Literature
Theatre History I:Greek to 19th Century
Theatre History II: Realism to Contemporary
Shop Practicum (4 credits required):
Production Practicum: Scene Shop (minimum 1 credit, may be repeated)
Production Practicum: Costume Shop (minimum 1 credit, may be repeated)
Production Practicum: Wardrobe and Makeup Crew
Theatre Practicum (2 credits required):
Production Practicum: Crews (may be repeated)
Production Practicum: Performance (may be repeated)
Production Practicum: Scene Shop (may be repeated)
Production Practicum: Costume Shop (may be repeated)
Production Practicum: Properties and Scene Painting (may be repeated)
Production Practicum: Wardrobe and Makeup Crew (may be repeated)
Production Practicum: Theatre Management (may be repeated)
Electives (choose 6 credits):
Stage Makeup
Voice for the Actor II
Directing II
Any 300 or 400 level THEATRE course
Total Credits55

Theatre Studies 

Supporting Courses24
Theatre Gateway
Acting I
Script Analysis
Stage Management
Stagecraft
Costume Technology
Acting II
Elective (choose 3 credits:):
Understanding the Arts
Computer Applications for Theatre
Introduction to Theatre Design
Voice for the Actor I
Improvisation for the Theatre
Independent Study
Upper-Level Courses27
Playwriting I
Theatre History I:Greek to 19th Century
Theatre History II: Realism to Contemporary
Directing I
Shop Practicum (4 credits required):
Production Practicum: Scene Shop (minimum 1 credit, may be repeated)
Production Practicum: Costume Shop (minimum 1 credit, may be repeated)
Production Practicum: Wardrobe and Makeup Crew
Theatre Practicum (2 credits required):
Production Practicum: Crews (may be repeated)
Production Practicum: Performance (may be repeated)
Production Practicum: Scene Shop (may be repeated)
Production Practicum: Costume Shop (may be repeated)
Production Practicum: Properties and Scene Painting (may be repeated)
Production Practicum: Wardrobe and Makeup Crew (may be repeated)
Production Practicum: Theatre Management (may be repeated)
Design/technical theatre (choose one course):
Stage Lighting
Stage Makeup
Scene Painting
Costume Crafts
Sound for Theatre
Electives
Select six credits from any 300 or 400 level THEATRE courses
Total Credits51