Theatre Major

The Theatre Major is a generalist degree for the student who wants a broad and flexible theatre education experience. Theatre Majors may opt to acquire either a Performance Specialization or a Design/Technology Specialization by selecting additional required or elective courses in each area listed. The specializations are designed to be coupled with the Theatre Core.

39 credits

Theatre Core (27 credits)

THE-110Play Reading & Discussion

1 credit

THE-140Stagecraft

3 credits

THE-140LStage Craft Lab

1 credit

THE-201Play Analysis

3 credits

THE-211Costume Skills

2 credits

THE-212Theatrical Design Foundations

3 credits

THE-215Acting Fundamentals

3 credits

THE-240Theatre Ensemble

1 credit

THE-490Theatre Senior Project

1 credits

THE-491Theatre Senior Project

2 credits

THE-110 should be taken twice for a total of 2 credits. THE-240 should be taken four times for a total of 4 credits.

Participation in all Mainstage productions by Theatre Majors is expected.

THE-490: Fall Offering ~ THE-491: Winter Offering

Theatre History (3 credits)

Complete one course from the following:

THE-320Theatre History I

3 credits

THE-321Theatre History II

3 credits

Performance Courses (6 credits)

Complete two of the following courses:

THE-216Voice and Diction

3 credits

THE-271Acting for the Camera and Voiceover

2 credits

THE-291Stage Combat

3 credits

THE-315Principles of Directing

3 credits

THE-316Acting Period Styles

3 credits

THE-355Acting Shakespeare

3 credits

THE-390Creative Drama

3 credits

THE-415Advanced Acting

3 credits

Design/Technology Courses (6 credits)

Complete two of the following courses:

THE-210Stage Makeup

3 credits

THE-250Scenic Painting

3 credits

THE-260Stage Management

3 credits

THE-310Costume Design

3 credits

THE-311Lighting Design

3 credits

THE-340Scenic Design

3 credits

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this minor, students will be able to:


1) Apply critical theories, research, and methodologies when examining context and means of production for representative plays;
2) Analyze and interpret plays and other theatrical events with attention to skills involved in performance, direction, design, and playwriting;
3) Apply conceptual and technical skills to creative practices in performance, design, or direction;
4) Interpret multi-cultural perspectives, influences of ideas and individual, and major productions through history in the context of the history and development of theatre; and
5) Describe the contextual importance of the artist, culture, or time period and apply that understanding to analysis and interpretation of theatrical works.