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Degree Requirements

Here you will find the core class requirements for a Theatre major, along with the requirements for each emphasis.

Degree Requirements

B.A., Major in Theatre Arts  
      Core Classes

Theatre Experience  
General Psychology  
Stagecraft 
Acting I 
Theatre Projects 
Theatre History II
Goal & Career Development, every semester.
Senior Project
(Plus completion of Requirements for Chosen Emphasis Areas)
 
Minor in Theatre Arts 
Theatre Experience
Stagecraft 
Acting I 
Oral Interpretation of Literature
Theatre Projects 
Theatre History I or II 
Senior Project

Emphasis Areas

General Theatre Emphasis
The Expressive Voice
Directing I
Theatre History I
Voice and Diction
Plus 9 hours of departmental electives

Theatre Performance
Dance: Tap and Jazz  (2 semesters)
Dance: Musical  (2 semesters)
Creative Dramatics 
The Expressive Voice
Directing I
Directing II or Acting II
Voice and Diction
Theatre History I

Technical Theatre
Make up for the Stage
Arts Management 
Design for the Stage 
Costuming
Basic Drawing
Painting Studio
Theatre History I

Musical Theatre
Dance: Tap and Jazz  (2 semesters)
Dance: Musical Theatre  (2 semesters)
Dance: Ballet  (2 semesters)
Voice and Diction
Musical Theatre Performance
Musical Theatre History
Foundations of Music
Private Voice
Piano
Summer Theatre Workshop
The Expressive Voice
Theatre History I

B.A., Major in Speech and Theatre Education  
core classes

In addition to course obligations in the Communication and Theatre content areas, students have additional Kansas teacher licensure requirements. Consult the Education section of the catalog for information about those specific requirements. The Speech and Theatre Education Major is listed in both the Communication and Theatre sections of the catalog. Please look in both major areas for course descriptions specific to the major.

  • COMM 101 Media Writing 1
  • COMM 203 Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 208 Critical Thinking and Argumentation
  • COMM 215 Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 250 Media Law and Ethics
  • COMM 315 Persuasion
  • COMM 317 Advanced Presentational Speaking
  • COMM 401 Debate Question Analysis and Case Construction
  • COMM 410 Theories of Human Communication
  • COMM 438 Teaching and Directing Speech, Forensics and Debate in the Secondary Schools
  • THTR 224 Stagecraft
  • THTR 111 The Theatre Experience
  • THTR 224 Stagecraft          
  • THTR 226 Acting 1
  • THTR 234 The Expressive Voice
  • THTR 333 Theatre History 2
  • THTR 115, 116, 215, 216, 315, 316, 415, 416 Goal and Career Development – A minimum of 2 hours, a maximum of 8.
  • THTR 424 Directing
  • THTR 435 Directing 2
  • THTR 454 Senior Projects
  • THTR 438 Teaching and Directing Theatre in the Secondary Schools
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