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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.

B.A. Major in Theatre Arts | General Theatre Emphasis | Theatre Performance Emphasis | Technical Theatre Emphasis | B.A. Major in Speech and Theatre Education | B.F.A. Major in Musical Theatre | Minor in Theatre Arts

B.A., Major in Theatre Arts


Major requirements:

THTR111 The Theatre Experience 
THTR224 Stagecraft 
THTR226 Acting 1 
THTR333 Theatre History 2
THTR454 Senior Project 
At least four hours in Goal and Career Development. This course is required each semester that a
student is a declared major up to a maximum of 8 hours. Completion of the minimum 4 hours with a
3.0 grade point per semester or higher meets the requirements for PREP 499.

Cognate requirements:
PSYC112 General Psychology

All requirements of one emphasis area below:

Emphasis in General Theatre Studies

Requirements:
THTR234 The Expressive Voice
THTR332 Theatre History 1 
THTR424 Directing 1
Nine hours of departmental electives

Emphasis in Musical Theatre

Requirements:
THTR 234 The Expressive Voice (3 hours)
THTR 330 Stage Movement (3 hours)

Cognate requirements:
DANC 130 Jazz 1 (1 hour)
DANC 131 Tap 1 (1 hour)
DANC 132 Musical Theatre 1 (1 hour)
DANC 133 Ballet 1 (1 hour)
MTHR 110 Introduction to Musical Theatre (2 hours)
MTHR 336 Musical Theatre Performance (3 hours)
MTHR 340 Musical Theatre History (3 hours)
MUS 112 Music Theory 1 (2 hours)
MUS 126 Class Piano 1 (1 hour)
MUS 127 Class Piano 2 (1 hour)
MUS 151M Musical Theatre Ensemble (minimum 2 hours) (1 hour)
MUS 151N Broadway Builders (minimum 6 hours) (1 hour)
MUS 162 Aural Skills & Sight Singing 1 (1 hour)
MUS 211 Music Theory 2 (2 hours)
MUS 230V Private Voice Lessons (every semester) (.5 hours)
MUS 233 A Cappella Choir (every semester) (1 hour)
MUS 261 Aural Skills & Sight Singing 2 (1 hour)
MUS 492 Sight Singing Proficiency (enroll semester of anticipated completion of proficiency requirement) (0 hour)
MUS 493 Piano Proficiency (enroll semester of anticipated completion of proficiency requirement). If not completed with MUS 127, enroll in MUS 230M until complete (0 hour)

Emphasis in Technical Theatre

Requirements:
THTR227 Make-Up for the Stage
THTR324 Arts Management
THTR325 Design for the Stage
THTR327 Costuming
THTR332 Theatre History 1 

Cognate requirements:
ART 123 Basic Drawing
ART 215 Painting Studio 

Emphasis in Theatre Performance

Requirements:
THTR223 Creative Dramatics
THTR234 The Expressive Voice
THTR332 Theatre History 1 
THTR424 Directing 1
THTR425 Directing 2 or 426 Acting 2 

Cognate requirements:
DANC130 Jazz 1
DANC131 Tap 1
DANC132 Musical Theatre

B.A., Major in Speech and Theatre Education


Major requirements:

COMM110 Media Writing 1 or 250 Media Law and Ethics
COMM203 Interpersonal Communication or COMM215 Intercultural Communication
COMM208 Critical Thinking and Argumentation or COMM401 Debate Question Analysis and Case Construction. If COMM208 is taken as a General education course, then COMM401 Debate Question Analysis and Case Construction.
COMM317 Advanced Presentational Speaking
THTR224 Stagecraft
THTR226 Acting 1 
THTR234 The Expressive Voice 
THTR333 Theatre History 2 
THTR424 Directing 1 
THTR425 Directing 2 
Completion of Speech experience checklist
Completion of Theatre experience checklist

Plus twelve additional hours in Communication and/or Theatre – consult your advisor.

Teacher Education Licensure Requirements:

EDUC150 Introduction to Education
EDUC215 Foundations of Education
EDUC218 Child Psychology
EDUC216 Diversity Field Experience
EDUC220 Educational Technology
EDUC322 Educational Psychology*
EDUC323 Introduction to Exceptionalities*
EDUC343 Home, School, and Community
EDUC344 Content Area Literacy
EDUC352 Principles of Effective Secondary Instruction
EDUC438C Teaching and Directing Forensics and Debate in the Secondary Schools
EDUC438T Teaching and Directing Theatre in the Secondary Schools
EDUC439 Secondary School Methods and Management*
EDUC440 Student Teaching Seminar*
EDUC449 Observation and Supervised Teaching in the Secondary School*
*Taken after formal admittance to the Teacher Education Program

B.F.A., Major in Musical Theatre


Degree Requirements found on Musical Theatre website

Minor in Theatre Arts


Minor requirements:

THTR111 The Theatre Experience 
THTR224 Stagecraft 
THTR226 Acting 1
THTR234 The Expressive Voice 
THTR332 Theatre History 1 or 333 Theatre History 2
THTR454 Senior Project
Four hours in Goal and Career Development

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