Theatre and Dance

 

Theatre and Dance Program Requirements

Theatre Major

 

The theatre major is designed to provide students with a broad introduction to the major in addition to focusing on an area of specialization.  Students begin the major by taking a series of common courses in literature, history, collaborative studies, introduction to acting and stagecraft.  In addition, students choose a specialized track from one of the following areas:  acting and directing; design and technical studies; or stage management.  Courses are supplemented through an ambitious production program, allowing students to put classroom experiences into real-world practice.

Minimum credits required: 44-47 (plus prerequisites as indicated)

Required courses (* = Prerequisite Required)

Common Courses (Required of all THE majors): 25 hours total

THE

100F

Introduction to Theatre

3 credits

THE

160

Acting I: Voice and Movement

3 credits

THE

162F

Backstage Experience

2 credits

THE

180F

Stagecraft

3 credits

THE

190

Script Analysis

3 credits

THE

270

Collaborative Studies in Theatre

3 credits*

THE

288IF

Theatre History I

3 credits*

THE

289IF

Theatre History II

3 credits*

THE

464

Capstone: Senior Project

2 credits*

 

Choose from one of the following tracks:

Track1: Acting and Directing: 22 hours total (Computer code: THEA)

THE

150

Makeup for the Stage

1 credit

THE

250

Audition Techniques

2 credits*

THE

260

Acting II: Modern Realism

3 credits*

THE

360

Acting III: Performance and Theory

3 credits*

THE

390

Directing

3 credits*

THE

460

Acting IV: Advanced Theatre Styles

3 credits*

Choose one course from the following:

THE

382

Scenic Design

3 credits*

THE

383

Lighting Design

3 credits*

THE

385

Costume Design

3 credits*

Acting students take:

THE

135

Singing for Actors

2 credits

Directing students take:

THE

285

Stage Management

2 credits*

In addition, Track 1 students must complete the following courses in Health and Physical Education: HPE 120W Ballet I and HPE 121W Jazz I.

 

Track 2: Design and Technical Studies: 19-20 hours total (Computer code: THED)

THE

220

Rendering Techniques

3 credits

THE

251

Portfolio Presentation

2 credits*

THE

382

Scenic Design

3 credits*

THE

383

Lighting Design

3 credits*

THE

385

Costume Design

3 credits*

Scenic/Lighting Design and Technical students take:

THE

240

Vectorworks

3 credits*

THE

480

Advanced Stagecraft

3 credits*

Costume Design students take:

THE

375

Costume Construction I

2 credits

THE

475

Costume Construction II

3 credits*

In addition, Track 2 students must complete the Minor in Studio Art (18 hours).

 

Track 3: Stage Management: 19 hours total (Computer code: THES)

CAS

207

Group Communication

3 credits

THE

285

Stage Management

2 credits*

THE

286

Theatre Management

2 credits*

THE

382

Scenic Design

3 credits*

THE

383

Lighting Design

3 credits*

THE

390

Directing

3 credits*

THE

485

Advanced Stage Management

3 credits*

In addition, Track 3 students must complete the Arts Management Program (15 hours) and a Business Minor in one of the following areas: Business Administration Minor (28 hours), Human Resource Minor (24 hours), Entrepreneurship Minor (21 hours) or Management Minor (21 hours).


Theatre Minor
Minimum credits required: 21

The theatre minor includes: THE 100F, 162F (2 hours), 151F, 190, 270, choose 285 or 286, choose 288IF or 289IF, and choose one course from the following: THE 382, 383 or 385.


Dance Minor
Minimum credits required: 23
Required courses

DAN

201

Injury Prevention & Health in the Performing Arts

3 credits

HPE

120W

Ballet I Practicum

1 credit

HPE

121W

Jazz I Practicum

1 credit

HPE

122W

Modern I Practicum

1 credit

HPE

123W

Tap I Practicum

1 credit

THE

162F

Backstage Experience

1 credit

DAN

214IF

Dance History

3 credits

DAN

220

Ballet II Practicum

1 credit*

DAN

320

Ballet III Practicum

1 credit*

DAN

331F

Improvisation & Choreography

3 credits*

DAN

332

Dance Production & Performance

2 credits*


In addition, choose a minimum of 5 semester credits from the following technique courses:

DAN

221

Jazz II Practicum

1 credit*

DAN

222

Modern II Practicum

1 credit*

DAN

223

Tap II Practicum

1 credit*

DAN

321

Jazz III Practicum

1 credit*

DAN

322

Modern III Practicum

1 credit*

DAN

323

Tap III Practicum

1 credit*

DAN

420

Ballet IV Practicum

1 credit*

DAN

421

Jazz IV Practicum

1 credit*

DAN

422

Modern IV Practicum

1 credit*

DAN

423

Tap IV Practicum

1 credit*


Participation is required in the yearly dance concerts as a choreographer, performer or backstage crew. Students should register for DAN 070 Internship/Field Experience.

Recommended: DAN 050 Independent Study, DAN 070 Internship/Field Experience and DAN 263 Seminar.

 

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