Visual and Performing Arts

Theatre & Dance Curriculum

Current description of degree requirements

Theatre Option: 60 credits

Students intending to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Performing Arts with a Theatre option must complete 60 credit hours: 48 in Theatre, 9 in VAPA, and 3 within another VAPA option for a Cross-Disciplinary component.

Lower Division Requirements: 10 credits

  • THTR 1000: Introduction to Theatre
  • THTR 2000: Introduction to Technical Theatre
  • THTR 2020: Acting Workshop I

Upper Division Requirements: 12 credits

  • THTR 3201: Topics in Early Theatre History
  • THTR 3202: Topics in Modern Theatre History
  • THTR 4060: Directing I
  • THTR 4980: Theatre Capstone

Practicum Requirements: 5 credits

THTR 3390/-1/-2: Theatre Practicum (acting, directing/stage management and technical theatre) Students must participate in a minimum of five productions earning practicum credits in all three areas.

Theatre Electives: 21 credits

Students must complete 21 credits of theatre electives, 15 of which must be upper division.

VAPA Requirements: 9 credits

  • 3 credits VAPA 1000 level
  • 6 credits VAPA 3000 level

Cross-Disciplinary Requirement: 3 credits

2000 / 3000 / 4000 level courses in Art History, Film Studies, Music or Visual Art. One must be upper division.



Theatre Minor Requirements: 19 credits

Core Requirement: 10 credits

  • THTR 1000: Introduction to Theatre
  • THTR 2000: Introduction to Technical Theatre
  • THTR 2020: Acting Workshop I

Upper Division Requirement: 6 credits

(3 credits must be chosen from the following classes)

  • THTR 3201: Topics in Early Theatre History
  • THTR 3202: Topics in Modern Theatre History
  • THTR 3220: What's Funny? The Nature and Form of Dramatic Comedy
  • THTR 3280: Women in Theatre

Practicum Requirement: 3 credits

THTR 3390/-1/-2: Theatre Practicum (acting, directing/stage management and Technical theatre) Students must participate in a minimum of three productions earning practicum credits in at least two areas.

Current description of degree requirements

 
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