Bachelor of Arts in Theatre: Design and Entertainment Tech Concentration

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The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.


Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
THE 141  Stagecraft I  3
THE 150  Introduction to Theatrical Design  3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
General Education Courses 
6
   
Second Semester 16
ART 110  Drawing 3
THE 131  Fundamentals of Acting  3
THE 140  Script Analysis 3
THE 356  Theatre Practicum: Technical Production 1
General Education Courses 6
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 16
DAN 132  Ballet Technique  OR  DAN 133 Jazz Technique I  OR  DAN 301 Theatre Dance I 3
THE 302  History of Theatre I  3
THE 356  Theatre Practicum: Technical Production
1
General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses 
9
   
Fourth Semester 16
THE 312  History of Theatre II  3
THE 320  Fundamentals of Directing  3
THE 356  Theatre Practicum: Technical Production 1
General Education, Minor  OR  Elective Courses  9
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 16
THE 356  Theatre Practicum: Technical Production
1
Theatre Major Elective 3
General Education, Minor  OR  Elective Courses  12
   
Sixth Semester 13
THE 356  Theatre Practicum: Technical Production
1
Theatre Major Elective 3
General Education, Minor  OR  Elective Courses 9
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 10 to 17
THE 450  Senior Thesis  OR  Practicum 1 to 3
Theatre Major Elective 3
General Education, Minor  OR  Elective Courses 6 to 11
   
Eighth Semester 10 to 17
THE 450 Senior Thesis  OR  Practicum 1 to 3
General Education, Minor  OR  Elective Courses 9 to 14
Total 120

Program Requirements

Theatre Core Courses

  • DAN 132  Ballet Technique  OR  DAN 133 Jazz Technique I  OR  DAN 301 Theatre Dance I
  • THE 131  Fundamentals of Acting
  • THE 141  Stagecraft I
  • THE 150  Introduction to Theatrical Design
  • THE 302  History of Theatre I
  • THE 304  World Drama OR THE 305 Shakespeare  OR  THE 306 Modern Drama
  • THE 312  Theatre History II
  • THE 320  Fundamentals of Directing
  • THE Senior Thesis

Required Design/Tech Core (select five)

  • MUS 375  Music and Recording Technology II
  • THE 126  Makeup
  • THE 211  Lighting Technology
  • THE 225  Costume Construction
  • THE 255  Puppetry
  • THE 27 1 Scene Design I
  • THE 272  Properties Design
  • THE 310  Dance Production
  • THE 311  Lighting Design
  • THE 325  Costume Design
  • THE 327  Stage Management
  • THE 328  Scene Painting
  • THE 341  Stagecraft II
  • THE 356  Practicum: Tech Production

Additional Core Electives/Minor

  • Six additional THE/MUS courses are recommended. 

Recommended General Education Courses

  • Public Speaking: CDC 201  Argumentation and Advocacy
  • Health and WellnessHSC 315  First Aid and Personal Safety
  • Technological Literacy: GCM 180  Multimedia Foundations
  • Humanities: THE 140  Script Analysis
  • Fine Arts: ART 110  Drawing I
  • Any Ethics and Multicultural: THE 140  Script Analysis  OR  any EMEL course

Additional Recommended Courses

  • ART 212  Art History I
  • ART 214  Art History II
  • GET 130  Introduction to Engineering